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I KENTUCKY IRISH AMERICAN 1 r I VOL 1NO 2LOUISVILLE n KY SATURDAY JULY 16 1898 FIVE CENSII mml mIII SDCIET History of the Organization of One of the Citys Best Societies I r- Started for the Purpose of Benefiting and Assist ing All irishmen Its Doors Are Open to All Politics and Religion Set Aside i Officered by Some of the Best Known Business Men of U the City WHEN AND WHERE IT MEETS The IrishAmerican Society wasi organized in this city in September 1897 The promoters of this organ ization are among Louisvilles mostt leading and prominent IrishAmer ican citizens The formation of suchI a society in this city had for its ob ygiectitheibringingtogether of all Irish u+ ea ifoI6 rs rowganization regardless of their religious or political affiliations wherein they might assemble and after mature de liberation decide as to what action upon the part of such an organization would be productive of the greatest good for the greatest number there by insuring unity of action in all mat tens of public import and a perpetual + struggle for the attainment of the present and future welfare of their nationality That such an organiza tion has been an absolute necessity in Louisville for a number of years every IrishAmerican realizes The Irish people and their descendants are a distinct and separate class of people unto themselves and their most char acteristic trait is the combative spirit always divided and arrayed against themselves in political matters While the IrishAmerican Society has both Republicans and Democrats of Irish origin in its makeup and while the bylaws and constitution of the organ izrtion expressly prohibit any refer ence jo political matters in the society of the political affiliation of itsi members nevertheless it is true thatt this organization will be a silent yetl powerful and influential factor in the future politics of this city and State and as such aspiring politicians shallI have to reckon with it This reference as to the political course ofr this society is not meant to infer thatl a the organization will be turned into apolitical club but that having been organized with the sole object in view of bringing about a closer relationship andabetter understanding of the varied and diversified interests of all IrishrAmcricans and for the advancement of their interests in common itt c will as a matter of course be recog nized that the attainments suchI recognition can only be had through concerted action on then part thereby demonstrating the wisdom of the maxim In union there is strength That the success and future progress of the society is assured there can be po dpubtr It is yet in its incipiency dhashmembershipof i aoo active Lerabtrs among whom are some ofr e most prominent men in our city r n J L I 8 1wk 1 The society meets the first and third Thursday night in every month in the A O H Hall 331 West Market street and is continually taking in new members Any one of Irish origin can be proposed for memo bership and the dues of the society are Sr per year The officers of the society are- PresidentMike Muldoon First Vice President Thomas KeenanSecond Vice President Thomas TobinFinancial and Recording Secre taryThomas Drewry TreasurerJohn H Whallen SergeantatArms John Tully The next meeting will be Thurs daynight July si and President Muldoon requests that all members be presentOwing to the absence from the city of several of the officers and men bers of the society we were unable to obtain the number of cuts we desired and therefore have deferred their publication to a future issue when the full roster of officers will appear iin the usual firstclass style of this jour nal I THANKS FOR OUR VICTORIES To Be Offered in the Roman Catholic Churches SundayPrayers- for the Death Cardinal Gibbons has issued a circular to be read in the Roman Cath olic churces tomorrow morning which is intended to carry out the suggestionIi made by President McKinley thatl the people of the land unite in giving tbanks for the victory of the American fleet off Santiago The Cardinals letter calls upon th- people to return thanks to Almlgh- tiodtbtis ie strgupon thealthsb i this land in the conflict with the Span ish fleet fer the victory achieved and the escape of the Americans who sustained comparatively no loss The circular further asks that pray ers be said for an early and bloodless end to the war The Cardinal also directs in his letter that certain pray ers be said by the clergy at this servo ice for the blessings of God Thanksgiving services were held in many of the churches in Nw York last Sunday in accordance with the proclamation of President McKinley asking that thanks be returned for the victories of the American army and navy At St Patricks Cathedral a prayer of thanks from the Roman Missal was offered at all the masses and the De Profundis was said for the repose of the souls of those who have fallen in battle I ARCHBISHOP IRELAND Raises Ills Voice In Behalf of anI Early Restoration of Peace The following which explains it self was issued by Archbishop Ireland last week The President of the United Statesi has invited by solem proclamation the American people to offer upon their next assemblage for divine worshipI thanksgiving to Almighty God for the victories gained by our armyand I navy and to pray with earnest fervor that the Almighty may in His love for the childre of men speedily remove from us the afflictions of war and bring to our dear land the blessings of restored peace and to the do main ravaged by the cruel strife the boon of security and tranquility InI accordance with the request of the Chief Magistrate of the nation in alll the churches of this diocese on nextl Sundayafter high mass theliTe Deum will be chanted in thanksgiv ing for the victories gained and the Litany of Jesus will be recited for the speedy granting of peace to the na tions now engaged in deadly warfare The Archbishop himself delivered in the Cathedral at St Paul linn Sunday morning a powerful sermon I his theme being this proclamation by he President D n- a c- oI l N+ r v hi I IHON MATTiODOHERTY I CHARLES D JACOB JR Met Ills Death at San Juan While Try lug to Rescue a Wounded Corn rade 1 Probably nOthing in a long inir ha CaU1IU git m and comment as the news that young Charles D Jacob Jr had been killed in the battle with the Spaniards be fore Santiago de Cuba Not only was the young man well known and popular himself but he was the son of one of the best and most popular men in the city and State The first news his family and friends had of his sad death was contained in the press dispatches At first it was hoped there might be a mistake as the name was spelled wrong but later dispatches leave no doubt as to the sadresult He fills a heros grave in Cuban soil having been killed instantly by a shrapnel while attempting to rescue a wounded comrade First Sergeant Barry Mr Ellis M Headley of this city a member of Jacobs regiment who was left at Fort McPherson has the story of the latters death from wounded members of his troop sent from Santiago In a telegram he relates it as follows Fort McPherson Ga July 12 I learn from a wounded trpoper ofthe First Cavalry in the hospital here of the death of Charles D Jacob Jr July i while attempting to carry First Sergt Barry of his troop who had been wounded by Spanish sharpshooters out of the line ofifire of the enemy At the time of the death of Jacob four troops of the first Cav alry were lying concealed behind an embankment about a half a hiile from the trenches surrounding an Juan where were located the heavy bat teries protecting the approac to San tiago awaiting commands hen an observation balloon settled jjst in the rear of them and attracted the fire of the Spanish sharpshooters ajid light artillery First Sergt Barry being upon the embankment was wounded and Jacob seeing he would lie killed unless immediately brought td cover promptly ran forward and while attempting to carry him out of lintof fire was struck in the head by a sap nel and instantly killed lie al received several bullet wounds I have this information troseve eral eyewitnesses all of whom were comrades in his troop and we Acquainted withhira Jacob was I tried 0- aa G CL r 1 about nine miles from El Caney be ween El Caney and San Juan His rave is marked by a wooden head jost E M HEADLEY At the outbreak of the present war t acob thought his chance had come pd so at once joined the First Cav ryenlisting under his old friend ie 1h e iltf ii rerrfier was ordered almost at ce to Cuba and it was before S fltiago that hand e a number of h comrades iin armsfell The last words hasher received from him were wfen at Tampa Fla fie wrote a oily letter saying that he had endurd so many kinds of discomforts and hardships since he left homes l iat h j felt sure when he returned from tle war he would be able to stand a ything Charles D ffacob Jr was twenty one years of r ge last April He re ceived his ealyeducation in the city schools TVen he attended the Ken trlcky MilifmY Institute where he be came a favorite on account of his jOVial dii position and fondness for militarytactics The sympathy of the entire city iis expre sed for Mr Jacob and if there can e any compensation for his be rea ement it lies in the knowledge of thecircumstances attending his sons death Surely his name will be an adornment to the record of bravest sacrifices of our American noblemen HIBERNIAN KNIGHTS A large and enthusiastic meeting of the Hibernian Knights was held at A 0 H Hall last Friday night with President Taylor in the chair After transacting a great deal of routine business the Knights initiated five new members and five others were proposed for the next meeting night meetingIrfpa Oi a beautiful map of Ireland the Mnest one in the State to Hibernian fall It was much admired 7 PIJFirst Lieutenant A J Campbell Second Lieutenant Jerry Hallihan Treasurer and Dan Harnedy Secre t sryCompanyA will have a drill next Thursday night at Seventh and the river at 8 oclock The Catholic Knights and Ladiesi of America of Branch Notarerap idly increasing its membership Thisi branch is composed of zealous work era w- Y Q 0J 1 t ii1lf ffs Vj jipjFMi I THE COMMERCIAL CLUBII Celebrated the Glorious Fourth ntFoun rain Ferry ParkA Vast Crowd of People The Fourth of July celebration of the Commercial Club was held at Fountain Ferry Park there being 5000 people present where a big platform had been built This was decorated with flags and bunting Across the platform was stretched a banner with the words Louisville Commercial Club in commemora tion of the day At 4 oclock the programme was opened by President Ed H Bacon of the Commercial Club in a speech of welcome to the big crowd made up of Louisville people and many strangers Amer ica was then sung by the chorus ac companied by the band and audience Miss Katie Elliott sang The Star Spangled Banner accompanied by the Music Festival chorus and the bandThe Hon Edward J McDermott was then introduced by President Bacon Mr McDermott alluded to the glorious news from Cuba and the East and then spoke of the danger which lay in too much success It1 was not great navies nor great stand ing armies which made a county great but its institutions of learning I and its great opportunities for general l education This country did not want to be the greatest fighting nation or the nation with the greatest Amount of territory It wanted to be the na tion with the greatest freedom kudl it was willing to aid any other nation which was seeking to bring about its freedom Judge Toney followed Mr McDer IJlSlUtd r patriotic address in which he opposedl any entangling alliance or expansion of territory preferring to follow th teachings and doctrines that have been handed down from Washington Jefferson and Monroe Judge Toney was followed by Mr R Lee Suter who surprised his audioI ence by advocating an alliance with England and adopting her grasping and greedy policy and referred slightingly to the remarks of his predecessors His address impressed only a few of the many people present In an interview with Judge Toney for this paper concerning the remarks made by Mr Suter the Judge said that the audience was in thorough accord with the speakers who had spoken against territorial expansion- for the mere sake of conquest and against the AngloSaxon alliance in which America would be assigned a mere second place that there were a few in the audience who squirmed1 like caterpillars in hot ashes under thee lashes of their favorite doctrine and1 although the speakers were the in vited guests of the Commercial Club i under whose auspices and at whose expense the celebration was had one gentleman got up in the audience be fore the speakers and called out to the Chairman of the meeting that he andi his followers who opposed the views expressed by the speakers of the day should be heard and insisted on Mr Lee Suter being called to the stand The Chairman politely said he wouldi hear Mr Suter if he desired to speak twentylminutes spun out an amusing set of yarns in his own captivating way Hesaid this was new America and anew era and that henceforth America would go forward upon a new policy of territorial expansion byconquest J that our motto was to take all in sighttt and hold all we could take that we wanted all the islands in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans and coal stations on every island and that it wouldII only be a question of time when we would take China that the doctrinesIi and principles of Jefferson MadisonI and Monroe and the farewell address of Washington were good enough in their time and generation but that they were now worn out and mothi tl rn- a u J Ii n j JCJ 0- H J ti4 eaten that he wanted an alliance with England and that the world should echo to the music of our drums and cannons of conquest Mr Suter very frankly confessed to the soft im peachment that his crowd wanted the entire earthand the audience laughed The speeches made by Judge Toney and Mr McDermott on the above occasion recalled to the audience the memories of 1776 and plainly and forcibly portrayed the lessons and warnings taught by the doctrines of the fathers and founders of the repub lic Both speakers warned the audi ence against the heresies of modern iconoclasts who would have our Gov ernment turn its back upon those policies under which it has lived so gloriously for 100 years They warned the people of the danger of following the policy which Spain has followed for 300 years and which has brought her into her present state of national decreptitude and contemptthe policy of national aggrandizement and territorial expansion They showed by reference to history that there never was a nation that had adopted a policy of national aggrandizement and territorial expansion that hadnt fallen of its own weight As Judge Toney said history proves that na tional expansion by conquest was but a livery to hide multiplied sufferings and lengthening chains and the Judge reaffirmed and reasserted the same opinions in the above interview and said that he feared that a policy pursued upon the lines of national conquest for purely national ago grandizement would be the beginning of the end of our glorious republic Y A GOOD MAN GONE I Death oC Samuel B McGill ORe of the V 1 w r of Louisville eSamuel B McGill an old and respected Irish resident of this city died at his home 935 Sixth street July 4 and the announcement of his death caused widespread regret His age was 62 He had been ill for sev eral weeks For many years Mr McGill con ducted the cigar and tobacco business on Green street near Fourth and recently moved his business to Jeffer son street from where he retired on account of poor health He was one of the original members of the Cath olic Knights of America He was a quiet gentle and unassuming man and a familiar and popular character The funeral took place from the Dominican church July 6 The fact that the celebrant of the requiem mass was ather H McGill 0 P son of the deceased rendered the services peculiarly impressive Father Hus enfoss O P delivered a beautiful funeraladdress touching upon the character and Christian life of the deceased and compared him with a soldier who had passed through a glorious campaign UNITY COUNCIL OUTING Leaving from the foot of First street Tuesday morning Unity Council No 114 Y M I has arranged to give its first outing at Fern Grove Music dancing and the very best of good things to eat will characterize a picnic that is to be enjoyed I MISS JULIA SMITH TilE WINNER St Pauls church gave its picnic at Fern Grove Monday Two boats were necessary to carry the crowds which numbered about 2500 people Music dancing and other amuse ments made the affair an enjoyable one Miss Julia Smith won the theloffered the young lady selling largest number of tickets She sold 130 worth about 40 more than any of her competitors Miss Smith is the daughter of Officer Dehny Smith This is the only IrishAmericani f paper published in the State j 1 fI J u D- Or 1 0 t I 2 KENTUCKY IRISH AMERICAN I11III ORATION Delivered by the Hon Mat ODoherty at Phoenix Hill on July 4 A Powerful Arraignment of the Enemies of Our GloI rious CountryI r History Reviewed and the Absurdity of Alliance Made Clear Patriotic Eloquent and Wise It Was Received with Great Applause GREAT ADDRESSGREAT OCCASION The patriotic eloquent and power ful address delivered by Hon Matt ODoherty upon the occasion of the annual Fourth of July celebration of the Ancient Order of Hibernians at Phoenix Hill Park was received with unbounded enthusiasm and at times his great eloquence held the vast audi ence spellbound At its close he was the recipient of one of the grandest ovations ever witnessed on a similar occasion Mr ODoherty spoke as followsWe have gathered here to celebrate the birthday of the grandest republic the world has ever known a To every American citize worthy of the name this is they of days c roYriWrmloveiit should call forth- Lexington Bunker Hill Concord Valley Forge Yorktown and a hun dred other battlefields sacred to freedom consecrated by the bloodof martyrs teach lessons of sacrifice trial and heroism which challenge and have received the admiration of the worldLooking back gratefully and wishfully through the mists of the years that have rolled by since that Magna Charta of human rights the Declara tion of American Independence first offended the startled ears of British tyrants to the great characters who participated In the struggle which was destined by heavens decree to give it force and life we see many whose devotion and heroism win our love and esteem indeed a whole host of patriots soldiers and statesmen arise like stars in the firmament of our vision and we instinctively bow in reverence before the virtue which in spired and the bravery which marked their action but among them all yet above them all shining in native splendor with a luster far excelling that of all others our eyes rest upon the Father of his country the very sun of the revolution without the light and heat of whose beams it must have perished in an ocean of blood the ever glorious and immortal Washing tonNext to him and forming with him strange but pleasing contrast there arises before us a man inspiredwith a love of justice and of human free dom as pure and sublime as ever at tested the divine origin of immortal destiny of the human soul agallant- son of La Belle France the brave and generous Lafayette without whose timelyaid it is feared that Washington with all his bravery and ability would have shared the unfortunate fate of the no less gifted RobertEm mett There can be no doubt that the American Revolution was among the most important if not itself the most important political event in the history of the world Washington and his associates represented the cause of liberty and progress for the whole human race but no more cer tainly than England represented then v n I 1 Fro as she does still its greed and avarice that avarice which in all ages ha been the mother of wrong and op pression whose insatiable maw iis never satisfied which builds up clas and privilege and is ever assailing the rights of the masses of men to share equally in the blessings and bounty of their common Father lIt was indeeda wonderful struggle however regarded On one side the most powerful as well as the mos brutal and despotic of monarchies powers to whom defeat or humilia tion had been for years practically un known on the other an infant natioi with nothingmatured but its love of freedom without revenue or resource but such as the exhaustless love and indomitable courage of its citizen might offer- There was apparently but one pos sibleoutcome for so unequal a con test and one only could have come to it but for the superintending prow idence of God who shapes alike the destinies of men and nations There is indeed but worthy rec ognition of this great truth in the clos ing stanza of Keys immortal poem So be it ever when Freemen shall stand Between their loved homes and the wars desolation Blessed with victory and peace may the Heaven ransomed land Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation For conquer we must while our cause it iIs just And this be our motto In God is oui Trust And the Star Spangled Banner 0 long may it wave Oer the land of the free and the home o the brave How well Washington and his asso ciates did their great work upon what a solid basis they placed the foundation of the republic how wisely they planned tb structure and how care fully the reared it the storms which for more than a century have vainly been upon it as the waves beat upon the rocks which limit their course abundantlyattest American citizens of Irish blood or extraction do and indeed should take a peculiar interest and pleasure hTfrbiiOrufg fornraiKffF1 6fr frfetuy by whose heroism and devotion American independence was accomplished and the Stars and Stripe were made to float in triumph ove the bloodstained flag of England They recall with pride the honor able and important share men of their blood and race had in that magnificen achievementThere fewer names dearer to Irishmen the world over than that of Jack Barry of Wexford the father of the American navy and its first Com modoreThe first naval battle for Americar independence the Lexington of the seas was fought by Jeremiah OBrien and his five brothers all natives of Cork near Machias Maine Majoi General John Sullivan son ofa Limerickschoolmaster captured the first fort and the first gun in the wax of the revolution Anthony Wayne Patrick Calhoun father of John C Calhoun Major Kelly who destroyed the bridge over Stoney Brooknear Princeton and in the face of Corn wallis army Cot John McClure who was killed at Hanging Rock and whose command was known as the Rock Creek Irish Col Alex Lowry who commanded the Donegal men at he battle of Brandywine Gen John Stark the hero of Bennington William Jasper immortalized by his daring and patriotic deeds Major General Richard Montgomery who laid down his life at Quebec for American reedom Col Stephen Moylan the Murat of the Revolution as he has been called and John Hand Wash ngtons Adjutant General are but ew of the vast number of Irishmen vho risked life and fortune in the cause of American independence Its but familiar history that Charles Dirroll of Carrollton was by far the wealthiest of the signers and that Thomas Lynch was the youngest of hat immortal band Indeed the estimonyas to the share taken Vv nen of Irish blood in the war of the evolution comes to us from a source hat cat not be charged with any special prejudice inour favor Atan investigation had in the British House of Commons when all acts were readilyascertainablel it was developed that fully onehalf of the r1J Z7 tIYG 1h Q I 0jJ r rebel army as it was calledthat fob lowing Washingtonwas made Up o IrishmenIt not therefore without rea son that the Continental Congress is sued a special address to the people of Ireland in which we find the following language III We are desirous of the good opin ion of the virtuous and humane W are peculiarly desirous of furnishin you with the true state of our motive and objects the better to enable yo to judge of our conduct with accuracy and determine the merits of the con troversey with impartiality and pre cision Your Parliament had don us no wrong You hard ever bee friendly to the rights of mankind anc we acknowledge with pleasure an gratitude that your nation has pro duced patriots who have nobly dis tinguished themselves in the cause of humanity andAmerica Every school boy knows with wha inhuman savagery England prosecuted the war against Washington and his followers In violation of all rules of civilized warfare she armed the Indian savages and let them loose with out restraint or control to devastate the hearths and homes of Americans She tried every means and exerted every effort fair and foul to put down the rebellion The bribe the faggot and the sword were employed in turn but fate was against her and the United States of America took their place among the nations England though forced to release her tyrant grasp upon America did so most reJiu3nrfyarfdgrudgTngIy She cptJid not conceal her enmity of thernen who had humiliated her in the eyes of the world She continued her war upon Americans by legisla tion hostile to Arne can commerce and claimed and exercised the right of forcing citizensf the United States to serve in British vessels At the breaking out W the war in 1812 hundreds of Amercan citizens were held in forced servic on British ships fofewedl In the contest United States were over England and it is needless me to say that Irishmen were a well represented in the second war as m firstYou A remember Scanlons lines When Jackson fought at New Orleans And round him stood the Jasper Green You were then a maiden out ofteens And cant forget the story Englands hostility continued how ever and when the civil war brok out in our country she saw or though she saw an opportunity to work he old game of divide and conquer That she would at least have at tempted to enforce her policy anc would have made war upon the Fed eral Government but for the friendl attitude of Russia and France ther is little room to doubt All through the civil war England took every means short of actualand open hostilities to injure and insult the flag of the Union But in the lalst few months vrc have been told tht England has experienced a grett change of heart and is now quitv friendly to the United States so much so indeed that nothing would please her better than to form an alliance with us Sheis even it has been intimated willing to help us whip Spain if we will but say the word True can notbe deceived by such transparent humbuggery If there is one country in the world that knows better than any other that the United States does not need Englands Q q- fQfQ fQr help in the chastisement of Spain England is that country England is a much stronger power than Spain and the United States while still in boyhood so to speak whipped her twice and now that the United States have reached their ma jority what possible show has poor old bankrupted Spain No we do not need Englands aid but she needs our aid and is usingall the arts and blandishments her cow ard heart can suggest to secure it England has not a friend among the nations of the earth Her neighbors in Europe are distrustful of her they know her to be a hypocrite and a plunderer whose only God is the pound sterling and whose only code is the bankers exchange By her avarice selfishness and tyranny she has made herself the Ishmaelite of na tions whose hand is against every man and every mans hand is against her Her statesmen perceive and mourn her isolation Only recently Joseph Chamberlain talked in mournful tones of Englands friendless and desolate condition and of her great and press ing need for an alliance with some firstclass power He was more blunt than politic in his statement of Eng lands position Here are his words So long as we that is Englandare without alliances it will be impossible to preserve the independence of China against inroads A mutual under standing with one of the great powers would save a great Addition to our rnayJ Excellent reasOns indeed why Mr Chamberlain would like to secure the services of the United States Let us analyze them FirstWithout such an alliance he tells us that it will not be possible for Protected Cruiser Americans England to preserve the independence of China against inroads Were sc much cunning hypocrisy and falsehood ever before embodied in a single Observe that it is the independence of China Mr Chamberlain is concerned about Not a word about English trade 01 English interests Such sordid con sidera ions are not to be named Only the interests of the Chinese the independence of China is to be considered Generous England Generous Chamberlain She was not it is true always so much concerned about the independ ence of China In 1839 the Chinese Government found that the opium trade wasjworking great injury moral and physical to the people of China Heathen i though it was the Government of Jhina determined to prohibit the traffic but England objected be cause it effected her pocket and when the Chinese Government attempted to enforce the regulation England declared war upon China and at the cannon mouth with shot and shell forced the opium trade on the heathen Chines and has maintained it to this blessedjhour What an object lesson this must have been to the poor be nighte4 heathens of China coming as it did from the great Christianizing and civilizing Government of I ngland and is it not strange that with such example of heroic virtue before them- tttie Chinese have not en masse re niVmnced their idols and embraced the effeion or religions of England what evttr they maybe But this speculation suggests another iqjally interesting and instructive bVcfild the English allow the Chinese to jlinqunce their idols anymore than the opium even if they were so in linfd It is very doubtful for it is a fact well known to the that D- n England has carried on a thriving business in the manufacture of idols for the Chinese and that the holds of her ships carrying missionaries bound for Pekin and Hong Kong have often been packed at the same time with brass gods and bibles for the poor heathensIt quite probable that if the Chinese Government had taken it into their head to prohibit the impor tation of Chinese gods of British man ufacture they might have trouble as great as was forced upon them when theyattempted to prohibit the impor tation of British opium An American citizen conscious of the strength of our country and of the enlightenedwisdom and patriotism which now as in times past inspire those who hold in their hands the great trust of the nations government could afford to smile at Chamberlains suggestion of an AngloAmerican alliance were it not that we have among us a class of Tories and toadies who make up by clamor what they lack in strength and numbers who reject the proud name and title of Americans and delight to call themselves Anglo Saxons al though most of them have not it is safe to say the slightest idea of the meaning of the term Although insignificant they are nevertheless a dangerous faction They have from the establishment of the United States Government to the present moment constituted the British garrison in America They are the political descendants of the American Tories from whose ranks twenty thousand traitors were secured by King George to take up arms against their country They are at heart as bitterly opposed today to the 1TheColumbia United States againvictorious sentence world principles underlying the Declaration of American Indepence as were their ancestors in 1776 They draw their entire political faith from England not from the hon est and intelligent democracy of that country but from its Tories the nar rowest most intolerant and least pro gressive in all Europe They view every question affecting the life and prosperity of America through Brit ish spectacles and measure it by British standards They are what we might call Americans by accident but Britishers by instinct and design Their idea of American independence would be realized by an Anglo American alliance The American eagle must no longer fix his gaze upon the sun or sweep upon the storm cloud over mountain or plain they tell us he must abandon his solitary flight and seek shelter and protection between the paws of the British lion What matters the degradation or worse all this would entail What signifies it if the national birdshould be robbed of his instincts or that a mere dunghill fowl be substituted to his place and prerogative Is there not compensation for all this in the fact that we are to be no longer plain American citizens like Washington Jefferson Jackson or Carroll like Lincoln Logan Grant or Sheridan but that we are to find ourselves all of a sudden we know not how converted into swaggering blathering AngloSaxons Surely here is glory enough and to spare And what a metamorphosisThe oScotc men and Welshmen and Irishmen and Her mans and Frenchmen Swedes and Italians all all in the twinkling of an eye as it were in response mere sounding brass casting aside the flesh and blood which they have here I I 6I 1 tofore worn with pride and pleasure and putting on instead their new found attire as AngloSaxons If such a change could be wrought who is there who will say that the character of the average American would be improved thereby The AngloSaxon fraud however rests upon the assumption that the change has already been accomplished that the national mottoliE Pluribus Unum is false that Americans are not now and never will be a composite race but that with a facility some what akin to that by which John Bull is said to convert beefsteak into a beef eating Britisher the AngloSaxon has absorbed and transformed all other races in America Nothing more ridiculously absurd or untrue can well be imagined A certain distinguished writer well known in Americaspeaking tle subject on one occasion said Americans have Anglo Saxon enough in them to make them mean but not enough to make them forget that Europe and not England is the mother country of America I do not agree to this statement of the case Americans have not even enough AngloSaxon in them to make them mean and let us thank God they have not As for the insigniI ficant but loudmouthed faction to which I have already alluded the remark attributed to a Frenchman who walking through cemetery with a companion happened to read upon a tombstone the inscription Not dead but sleeping suits their case to a T John said he to his com panion heres a fellow who is dead and hasnt sense enough to know it Where are the AngloSaxons to be foundand what do we know of them The ancient Britons were undeniably Celts as were also the Picts bywhom they were subjugated These in turn were overrun by the Saxons and the Saxons in turn were conquered by the Danes and later were completely sub jugated by the Normans whose de scendants to this day hold them in subjugation for the hereditary law makers and landowners of England are ncia ofrman Your AngloSaxon cuts a very mean figure even in Englands history His cowardly and abject surrender to the Normans after the battle of Hastings has few if any parallels in the his tory of the world That he was a creature with a well defined yellow streak in his makeup and with little national pride or patriotism about him the history of England from the landing of William the Conqueror to the present time abundantly shows The people of England are not therefore in any proper sense of the term AngloSaxons but as applied to Americans the term Anglo Saxon be comes grotesquely absurd and ridic ulousPrince Bismarck has been recently quoted as saying that not 5 per cent of the population of the United States are AngloSaxon and he used the term not in its correct andrestricted sense but in its loosest form as applicable to all Americans of English descent or lineage No one who has given the subject any study will be found to differ from the Iron Chancellor on the subject Indeed it is growing clearer every day that all this AngloSaxon mother country twaddle we hear of comes from a comparatively insignificant class of our citizens who have not yet awakened to a realization of the fact that the United States is not a British colony but a nation of seventy mill ions of freemen The ravings of the AngloSaxon cranks are as unpatriotic as unwise How shall it benefit our country whose citizenship is drawn from every race and every land that race hatred or animosities shall be engendered hereWe demand and have a right to demand that those who seek the dis tinction of American citizenship shall become Americans in the true sense of the term that they shall be loyal to the American flag and the princi pies of human liberty and progress for which it stands but we have no right to ask them to become Anglo Saxon or to bow down at he shrine ci Anglo Saxon idolatry We must n g insult their pride of race or countt by allowing it to be inferred as yd AngloSaxon mouther would have 1 Irr r Y 41a itaa+ t- rtr y i1 u Xy f fV U + 41 KENTUCKY IRISH AMERICAN 3 that a real American is only a sort of modified Britisher On the contrary while resisting and rejecting the arrogant assumption of AngloSaxon superiority we must as sert and maintain the perfect equality of all races which go to make up the national life of the republic which enter as streams into the magnificent river of American citizenship each preserving fora time its identity while contributing its full share to the strength the swell and the purity of the tide by which it is peacefully borne onward and in which that identity must ultimately be lost In the meantime however good citizenship the best interests of the republic its strength and stability demand that those streams shall be allowed to flow on peacefully and to silently mingle as they flow undisturbed by the storms of hate passion or prejudice which the fanatical claims of Anglomaniacs would if recognized be certain to engenderWe t it may be saidas yet reached only the formative period As a race the American type of Caucasian blood has not yet appeared but he will come in time and where he appears we trust that he will have all the virtues and none of the vices of his much mixed ancestry There is one thing however wherein he will not excel his fathers He will bear no warmer love for the American banner nor can he be any more ready to shed his blood in its defense than were his German Irish or Scotch an cestors and his American history will tell him if it records the truth that whenever test or trial was made whether in a war with Englandor with Spain his ancestors of foreign birth or blood were not found want ingThere is however another view of the matter which should not be lost sight of and which must show the most unthinking how worse than fool ish is all this AngloSaxon nonsense It is not long since one of the great est statesmen America ever produced the lamented James G Blaine pointed out to his countrymen on what lines the J1QPJQ shccef111y develop the foreign trade and com merce of the nation as against Euro pean competition With that insight and clearness of perception and ex pression for which he was alike re markable he sought not along the par allels of latitude but those of longi tude pointing to the Centraland South American republics which are just now entering upon a period of great improvement and expansion and with whose political institutions andaspirations our people were and are in hearty sympathy With this idea in mind he had in contemplation the PanAmerican Congress and his famous reciprocity schemes Blaine failed in the realization of his great plans because he was a little too far in advance of those around him and it may be of his time but the wisdom of his judgment has since been abundantly vindicated We want South American trade The United States rather than England France or Germany should have the markets of Mexico Peru Argentine Chiliand all the rest How far will the Anglo Saxon bab ble which we just now hear so much of commend us to our South American neighbors Are they likely to be influenced in our favor by those silly scribblers who are daily heaping in sult upon them and the race to which mos of them belongand who are never so happy as when prating of the alleged superiority of the Anglo SaxonIf is not done to restrain them our country and Government while engaged in administering a well 1i oldki Spain stands an ex losing the friendship of other coun n tries with whom we have neither quarrel nor cause for quarrel and with whom it is our interest to preserve the warmest and closest relationship Indeed we who from bitter expert ence have been made more familiar with the cunning and duplicity of t England than our fellowcitizens who are not of Irish blood can not help suspecting that behind all the empty vaporing of Anglomaniacs and the astonishing but cheap show of friend hfp for bur Government professed by a few British statesmen there is a de erate design quar rel with one or more of the European nations by drawing our country away from the dearest traditions and from what has been long recognized as the established policy of our Government and people toward other nations and people Friendship for all but en tangling alliances with none This has been the doctrine of every American statesman of distinction from Washington to Lincoln and from Lincoln to McKinley We have prospered by its observance and it is safe to say that the United States will not depart from it no matter how cun ningly British agents andsympa thisers on both sides of the Atlantic may work for an AngloAmerican allianceOur with Spain has been a god send to them They have done all in their power id take advantage of it The British Government controlling I tho telegraphic cables from London has loaded them daily with unblushing I falsehoods We have been told over and over again that France is opposed I to us that the Germans are ready to assail Dewey in Manila that Russia is ready to swoop down upon us and that England is the only friend we have upon the wide earth They have literally bombarded our ears with their lying reports and the represent atives of France Germany and Rus sia have been kept busy in making public and official repudiation of their falsehoodsThere not the smallest room for doubt that the British Government and its hirelings both here and in England have been diligently plotting by a system of fraud and falsehood to create in this country a public senti ment favorable to an AngloAmerican alliance Hence the slanders on Germany France Austria and Russia which we find in the daily press and usually in telegrams coming from England The trick will not work however Our Government or people will not be deceived by it If one wishes to know what an AngloAmerican alliance such as Chamberlain is scheming for would mean for America he has only to consider what it would have de manded of us in the past fifty years had such an alliance been in existence Let us look at India The British flag floats there and under its shadow millions of human beings have perish ed and are still annually perishing of starvation assassinated by British law and British rulers in testimony I presume of the AngloSaxons pecu liar fitness to govern that is to rob and murder weaker nations Let us suppose that an AngloAmer ican alliance existed when England set about stamping out theSepoy in surrection in India How shouldwe like to have had our tillerymen aid their British allies in tying the captured Hindoo prisoners back to back and in blowing them from the can nons mouth Imagine the men and officers of our navy in the bombard ment of Alexandria or in making war upon those brave Germans of the Transvaal who under Paul Kruger have dared to establish a republic in Africa without Englands permission Think of the disgrace participation in such crimes against justice and humanity would have entailed and then say whether or not you are in favor of an AngloAmerican alliance But look further casting sentiment aside and having regard only for the practical and expedient do we want a war with Russia France or Ger many cr with all or any of them Surely not They have done us no wrong Millions of our best and truest citizens are of German birth or extraction and both France and Rus sia have been noted for their friendli ness to America An alliance with England would in effect pledge us to a war against them they would certainly so understand it and we would not have long to wait for an alliance against us However others may feel on the subject American citizens of Irish blood and descent who know to their cost what a union in any form with England means can have but one mindand one prayer in regard to it and that is that the God of nations may save America from the infamy and disgrace which a British alliance would entail and from the nationalll- ruiriit would be almost certain to bring in Its train Send us one dollar and your name 0 niT Senator Morgan of Alabama lie is one of the leading American statesmen of the present day and is unalter ably opposed to an alliance with any European nation HURRAH FOR TilE NEXT THAT DIES The following poem is said to Have been written by an Irishofficer in the English service while on duty in a city in East India in which the plague was doing its terrible work The inhabitants particularly the foreigners were dying every day by hundreds when twenty officers of the English army without the shadow of a hope of ever seeing their country or friends formed a club and sought to drown their senses in the wine cup and by jest and song to divert their thoughts from the terrible and irrevocable fate which each one knew awaited him The author of this poem died almost before the echoes of Hurrah for the Next That Dies had ceased to reverberate and in less than a week every member of the club had crossed the sable shore We meet beneath the sounding rafter The walls around are bare As they shout to our peals of laughter It seems the dead are there But stand to your glasses steady We drink to our comrades eyes Quaff a cup to the deadalready And hurrah for the next that dies Not here are the goblets gleaming Not here is the vintagesweet Tis cold as our hearts are growing And dark as the doom we meet But stand to your glasses steady And si htl s risev L A cup to the dead already Mf Hurrah for the next that dies Not a sigh for the fate that darkles Not a tear for the friends who sink Well fall mid the winecups sparkles As mute as the wine we drink So stand to your glasses steady Tis that a respite buys One cup to the deadalready Hurrah for the next that dies Time was when we laughed at others We thought we were wiser then Hal hal let them think of mothers Who hope to see them again No stand to your glasses steady The thoughtless are here the wise v A cup to the dead already Hurrah for the next that dies Theres many a hand thats shaking Theres many a cheek thats sunk But soon though our hearts are breaking Theyll burn with the wine weve drunk So stand to your glasses steady V The thoughtless are here the wise A cup to the dead already Hurrah for the next that dies Theres a mist on the glass congealing I Tis the hurricanes fiery breath And thus does the warmth of feeling Turn ice in the grasp of death Ho stand to your glasses steady For the moment the vapor flies A cup to the dead already Arid hurrah for the next that dies Who dreads to the dust returning Who shrinks from the fatal shore Where the high and haughty yearning Of the soul shall sting no morevNo stand to your glasses steady The world is a world of lies J x A cup to the dead already V Hi v Hurrah for the next that dies U a Cut off from the land that bore us Betrayed by the land we find Where the brightest have gone before usiAnd the dullest remain behind Stand stand to your glasses steady r Tis all we have left to prize A cup to the dead already Hurrah f6r the next that dies The depression that has existed for some time in the Irish linen trade appears unhappity to be on the increase It originally made itself felt in Belfast the principal seat of the manufacture and it has now extended to Qthertownswboseprosprity mainly depends ori the staple industry J I of flax spinning and weaving any- hundredsoClooms are reported to be idle The ramifications of thee trade extend to Lisburn and Ballymena Deny and Coleraine Lurgan and Portadown Dungannon and Omagh as well as to many of the minor places IFd I a I f GREAT CROWDS Spend a Pleasant Day with tho Hiber nians The National Holiday Was Appropriately Observed The Ancient Order of Hibernians of Louisville did themselves proud when they celebrated July 4 Not less than 10000 people visited the park during the day and night All left the park satisfied that the Ancient Order ot Hibernians were a fixture in Louis ville The picnic at Phoenix Hill Park was given by the County Board A O H The County Board is com posed of representatives of the various divisions in Jefferson county This year the County Board is made up as followsPresidentJohn A Murphy Vice PresidentJoseph P Taylor Recording SecretaryRobert E HeffernanThe Committee is made up of the Presidents of the various divisions as follows No IEdward Clancy No2William T Meehan No 3Joseph P Taylor No4John H Hennessy- No s William M Lawler No 6 Lawrence J Mackey To the Hibernians in general but to these officers in particular belongs the credit for the glorious celebration of July 4 However the ladies must not be forgotten for the goodwork done by the Ladies Auxiliary was appreciated by every member of the Ancient Order The Ladies Auxiliary is officered as followsState President Miss Margaret OConnorCounty PresidentMiss Rose Tay lorVice PresidentMiss Celia Potter TreasurerMiss Mary Kavanaugh Financial SecretaryMiss Nellie CunninghamRecording SecretaryMiss Annie BaneThe Ladies Auxiliary had charge 4frititiSlC9iftrnYlc3 KttL kti lia the happy manner in which they attended I to the wants of their guests added a great deal to the pleasure of occasionThe of the auxiliary is the elevation morally and socially of all women of the Irish race The work of this body is performed quietlyand has already resulted in untold good For many years past the Ancient Order of Hibernians have celebrated the Fourth of July with a picnic at Phamix Hill Park Other societies have tried in vain to secure the park on that day but the park managers have alwys given the Ancient Order the preference The park comes high but they must have it This year was no exception They wanted the park and they got it regardless of expense Every feature of the day was successful Providence seemed to favor the order on this last Fourth The day was bright and clear Not a cloud was in the sky and the weather was just cool enough Many people ar rived at the park before noon but it was not until about 3 oclock that the crowds began to pour in From that time until 10 oclock at night a steady stream of humanity poured into the groundsThe feature of the celebration was the drill by St Patricks Cadets These cadets were boys forty in num ber from St Patricks parochial school They were neatly uniformed and well drilled Headed by a band of music the boys marched into the big hall and went through various evolutions in a manner that would reflect credit on some of the volunteer companies that have organized to fight for Uncle Sam The officers were CaptainFrank Kline First LieutenantGeorge Thompson Second Lieutenant Matt P Phil lipsThird LieutenantThomas Kee nanFourth LieutenantJohn Sanders Thedrillwas heartily applauded by the large crowd Not one of the boys is over fourteen years of ageThey are a credit to Brother Gabriel their organizer and drill master The chap lains of the company are Very ReV Father Gambori and Rev Father Kel leher a7 About half an hour after the cadets left the hall Company A Hibernian Knights led by the band marched in They were commanded by Capt P J Breen The men were hand somely uniformed and went through a Knights drill in a very creditable manner The Knights were all big fine looking fellows Every move ment was made as if the companywas run by clockwork After the drill Capt Breen and his men were congratulated upon their fine showing Then the Knights and the cadets drilled together to the delight of the large crowd It was not until after dark that danc ing began in earnest When it did Andy Ludwigs band was kept busy and at no time between 8 oclock and midnight did that band get five minutes rest It was a little after 8 oclockwhen Capt Thomas Clihes in the absence of President Johh A Murphy called for order in the park and introduced Hon Matt ODoherty as the orator of the day Mr ODoherty made one of his masterly speeches In ho uncertain words he opposed the pro posed AngloAmerican alliance His speech in full will be found elsewhere in these columns Mr Thomas P Walsh followed Mr ODoherty in a brief but humorous speech His remarks caused a great deal of merriment among the ladies After that the young folks were left free to dance to their hearts con tent The dancers owe a special vote of thanks to Mr John J Lannon the music director RANDOM JOTTINGS It was a glorious day Capt Breen is every inch a true soldier The officers of all the divisions were in evidenceP was in a most patriotic mood all day There was a happy inassemblage the dancing hall I The Ladies Auxiliary capturedall that came their way A et5t1i A Q lct t tat A least ochre a week It was the most pleasant event that ever transpired at the hill Now is the time to send in your dollar and get this paper for a year Edward Clancy contributed great deal to the success of the celebration Tom Keenan was the idol of the cadets He entertained the entire company The dancing hall was a center of attraction The young ladies were pretty and sprightly John H Hennessy was one of the most quiet but active members of the Executive Committee The fine impression created by thefHibernian Knights will result in large accessions to their rauks Col John Barrett was welcomed by all He is one of the old old guard though he doesnt look it All were pleased to see Messrs Cusick and Coleman They came direct from the convention Regret was expressed when Bernard I Kavanaugh was compelled to leave to attend to his reportorial duties William T Meehan has a natural ability for making things pleasant for everybody He was the right man in the right place- Lawrence J Mackey worked long and hard to make the celebration a success Such men know no such thing as failure The officers of the Ladies Auxiliary pledged their earnest support and are quite enthusiastic in their efforts to make this publication a great success Col Joseph Taylor was in com mand owing to the absence of President i Murphy and most successfully did he perform the many arduous duties imposed upon him in addition to putting up a great drill The reception tendered the Ken tucky Irish American was most grati fying Five hundred subscribers in one day and assurances of twice as many more speak volumes for the interest of the order in its behalf Quite a number of people were dis appointed in not hearing Mr William M Lawler address the assemblage He is an orator of no mean ability but recent affliction in his family prevented f his carrying Olli that portionoof the programme y 1 G I 4KENTUCKYIRISH AMERICAN KentiiGky Irish American DEVOTED TO THE MORAL AND SOCIAL ADVANCEMENT OF ALL IRISH AMERICANS WILLIAM M HIGGINS PUBLISHER SUBSCRIPTION PRICE ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR- Address ill Communication to the KENTUCKY IRISH AMERICAN Cor 3d end Green Sit Louisville Ky I SATURDAY JULY 16 1898 A CORDIAL RECEPTION Had this paper been started with a capital stock of a million dollars it could not hav met with a better receptio from the people of Louisvill and vicinity The first edition issued on the Fourth July was soon exhausted and there were many orders for the paper during the past ten days Letters have come to the office congratulating the management on the excellen spirit of its editorials and thel fine typographical appearanc of the first publication and the personal wishes for suc cess have been without num berAll of this confirms us in the belief that a newspaper de voted to Irish American or iiif you please American Irish interests in Louisville and Kentucky if not a longfel want is at least appreciated by the people in whose inter estslft IS isstfetfr k nSeF mans have several papers pub lished here for years and they have invariably flourished The Irish are no less numer ous in Louisville than the Germans and we feel con fident that they are equally as ready to aid in keeping up a newspaper which will speal out for them at all times As stated in the beginning this paper is not issued to put for ward the claims of those of Irish birth to the exclusion of other American citizens All that it will seek to do is to bring the attention of its fellowcitizens to the just claims the IrishAmericans have in sharing all that goes to make this country great and glorious Since the first day the pa per has been issued subscrip tions have been liberal and advertising patronage has been fairly so We have re ceived assurances that both will continue to increase The prospects of success have far exceeded our best expecta tions The first number was issued under difficulties We shallendeavor to make each succeeding number better and we are confident of suc cess There are at least 75 ooo people of Irish birth or extractioninLouisvi11eand we are confident many of these will subscribe and do u what fc they can to mike the paper a success qo JctF iL rs 1i Q rij r AN IRISH COMPANY Enough volunteers of Irish birth or extractiou have already joined the army in Louisville and Kentucky to form a regiment One of our readers who contemplates joining the army if another call comes writes us advocating the formation ofa regiment or at least a company of Irishmen The suggestion is a good one We have no doubt if a little effort was made an entire regiment of 1000 met could be organized right here in Louisville to say nothing of the other parts of the State The Irish natur ally are well adapted to military servo ice and make the best soldiers in the world Naturally they would like to be together in the war We trust that the war will soon be over and that another call for troopi will not be necessary but should thisi call come the IrishAmericans will be ready to go to the front like they art doing in every State in the Union The Kentucky Irish though not so numerous as in some of the Eastern States are none the less patriotic andI willing to fight for their country BULLY FOR BILLY OBRADLEY We still cherish fond hopes that William OConnell Bradley will someday renounce the unAmerican crowdI heg1nto uringfbe fate campaIgn in Kentucky This hope is added to- by reading Gov Bradleys Fourth ofr July address at the Lexington Chau tauqua meeting It breathes the true American spiritthe spirit of Wash ington Jackson and Jefferson thail this nation should not drift towardl imperialism Gov Bradley told hisI hearers that this country should not retain the Philippines or Cuba except for coaling purposes He denounced the new idea of keeping a large standing army and expressed the hope that tnis country would do noth ing except what it started out to do give Cuba her independence Gov Bradley said some very good things in his speech which indicates that he has not yet forgotten his middle name The Governor we believe is against an Anglo American alliance THE FOOLISII CRY If any one thing arising from the present war strikes us as being more ridiculous than another it is the foolish cry set up by certain Anglo Amer ican toadies calling for an Anglo American alliance because forsooth he English suggested and say we teed it on account of being at war with a poor little bankrupt nation that is falling to pieces of its own weight Therefore they saywe ought to form an alliance with England against he world and thus enable England if possible to conquer the world AllI he Irishmen on this continent who have suffered from the outrages andI ppression of England are hereby ailed upon to form an alliance with his same England to still further tighten her robber grip on their lother country This would indeed be a pretty state oif affairs and one n which the Hibernians and kindredI irganizations would be expected tot takepartitlaacrityifn t delight lowever we think they should take- few days off to onsider things a cn 0 r little before they rush pellmell into this most unholy alliance organized by Englands promoters for England good because she has not a friend onr earth Likewise Germans Frenchmen etc would be compelled to enter into this blessed alliance and iif needs be always stand ready to take up arms against their native lands and against the world in case England needed them to protect her interest in the Orient or to lash into still greater submission some weak and defenseless nation like Ireland However we can rest assured this alliance wont take place for a time at least as for the present neither of the great political parties of the country would attempt to fly its kite in the face of the people with this kind of a tail attached to it CORRECTION We made a slight mistake last week in announcing the entrance of this paper in the postoffice as second class mail matter The announcement was premature Our application has been filed and will no doubt soonI receive the necessary official indorse meritNow that Mr Gladstone is deadI the seal of secrecy is being removed from the story of the secret negotiations which took place in 1886 in regard the Home Rule Bill says the Dublin Independent In the July number of the Strand Magazine Mr H W Lucy who has excepticnaI sources of information discourses iii 1 an interesting way on the respective attitudes of Mr Parnell Mr Bright Mr Chamberlain and Mr Gladstone in regardto the Radical secession and to the retention of the Irish mem bers at Westminster Rightly o r wrongly Mr Lucys information goes to show that the revolt of Trfl berlains Radical following was no attributable to Mr Chamberlain himself so much as to the vehemence of those very members who subsequently deserted him and returned to their former allegiance to Mr Gladstone These are Mr W S Cane Mr Win terbottom and Sir George Trevelyan whose speech at a private meeting had much to do with the decision ol the party Incidentally we would call attention to the fact that Mr Brights alienation from the Irish cause is attributed to personal pique at an attack made on him by Mr Sexton The editor of Truth recently said Myremarks the other day on the Irish grand juries have brought me an interesting letter from a corre spondent who declares that whatt happened in County Clare really gives but a poor idea of the way in which public offices have been filled and local affairs managed by these bodies He instances another coun practijcallyA tance has been treated as the exclu sive preserve of one particular family who between them run the whole show There seems indeed little doubt that many of the grand juries have been what somebody has pict uresquely described as nests of ne potism and jungles of jobbery Seeing however that these anomalous institutions are to be swept away by the new Local Government Bill it would be hardly worth while to de vote any further attention to themI unless of course the Ministry shouldt lose the courage of their convictions I and drop or emasculate the measure The Athenaeum a journal pub ished in London says The society for the preservation of the Irish language m its report congratulates itself on the increase in the sale of its u woks last year which amounted tot i 7233 copies as compared with 463 in 1896 and on the appointment of a professor of Irish in St Patrick Training College Drumcondra Fror the statistics supplied by the national board it appears that the number of pupils who presented themselves for examination in Irish amounted last year to 1297 against 1217 in Ity6 and the number that passed amounted to 882 as compared with 750 in 1896 while the number of schools in whit Irish was taught was eighty five in 1897 and only seventy in 1896 The Army and Navy Register published for the use and benefit of Uncle Sams soldiers and marines shad the following to say on June 25thThe Celtic is at last to figure gloriously and we trust effectively iin naval nomenclature With the designation of one of the new torpedo boats Jeremiah OBrien a darin young Irishman is fittingly honored for his record in the early navy The fight of OBrien is described by Cooper as the Lexington of the seas and the historian says It was one purely of private adventure When the news of the battle of Lexington reached Machias Me on May 9- l1775 the Margaretta an armed schooner in the service of the Crown was laying there with two troops un der her convoy loading with lumbe for the British Government The Margarettas captain became suspiciI ous and sailed down the bay Thirty five men took charge of one of the sloops and started after the Margaret M ta They elected OBrien captain The sloop captured the Margarett and took her guns on board The British authorities at Halifax sent two cruisers to capture OBrien but he turned the tables took both of them am arried his prizes to Watertown Me For his daring and enterprise OBrien was made a captain of ma rines of the colony of Massachusetts The underground and aboveboard agitations to rush Uncle Sam into ai AngloAmerican Alliance are being conducted with great skill on behalf of brokendown Britain Suchan alliance would give her empire a new lease of life It would be King David and the Virgins over again America has nothing to gain England has Her greed her treachery and her lust for power have driven every European nation into the op posite camp There is a Christian alliance against her and in her dread for England at least feels frightened at her melodramatic but risky splen did isolation she turns to the one nation that that should despise her most of all The Bronte revival is holding its own in England at any rate At the sale of the late Miss Ellen Nusseys effects recently fragments of Charlotte Brontes handwriting on envel opes and elsewhere brought good prices and even certain of her letters copied by Miss Nussey brought a few pounds t A piece ofCharlotte Brontes hair and a piece of Annes formedl one lot and some weapons used in the defense of Cartwrights mill an other It will be remembered that Miss Charlotte Bronte was an Irish girl Quite a number of our friends are procuring lists of subscribers for the Kentucky Irish American That is- is it should be There is an excel lent field for this paper in Louisville and Kentucky and with the support it should receive we promise to make it the brightest and cleanest journal o- rits kind published in the western or Sout ernStateSWe request our friends to send in their names and Iiittl at once And remember it coats only one dollar per year ABOUT THIS PAPER What Our Contemporaries Say of the First saeOne of the Best Pub lications in the City Anzolger The first edition of a new weekl journal entitled the Kentucky Irish American with Mr Wm M Higgins as manager has made its appearance The nicely gotten up sheet of eight pages makes a splendid impressio and judging from its advertising columns Mr Higgins who is well ac quaintedwith the newspaper busines in all its details and very popular personally has the brightest prospect for making his publication a success financiallyThe selection and skillet handling of the first numbers r ading matter seems already to insure its journalistic success Courier ournal The Kentucky Irish American anew weekly journal published iin Louisville and devoted to the moral and social advancement cf all Irish I Americans made its initial appearance yesterday It is clean bright and newsy and is a gem from a typographical standpoint The first issue is dated July 4 In the future the Kentucky Irish American will be published so as to reach its readers on Saturday Mr William M Higgin is the general manager of the new paper Post The Kentucky Irish America made its bow to the public on Saturday It is a weekly paper devoted to the interests of the Irish Americans and is as interesting and bright as everything pertaining to the Irishman should be It contains all the new about this important element of the population of Louisville Mr Wm MiHiggins is the general manager of the paper If it continues to be as the initial number was it will be one of the best publications in the city The Critic Tne first number of the Irish me lcal a n w cai wecKiy wn 1 appear tomorrow which is a very appropriate birthday for an Irish American paper None of our people have been more patriotic in war or useful in peace than those of Irish I birth or descent and it is altogether appropriate that they should have a representative among the newspapers Experienced newspaper men will l have charge of the new venture and l they should know how to make it go Commercial The Kentucky Irish American isi the latest journalistic venture it Louisville it is a bright and interesting eightpage sheet and is devot ed ro the moral and social advance ment of all Irish Americans It iisI neatly printed well edited and a compliment to the manager Mr Wm M Higgins The first issue is datedI July 4i but will hereafter appear everyr Saturday Dispatch The Kentucky Irish American iis out with its first number and is filledI with crisp newsy items It is a six column quarto and as its name im plies is published in the interests olf Irishmen The paper will be pub lished weekly and the friends of the Irish American are hopeful of build ing up the large circulation that iit deserves Times lTheKentucky Irish American made its appearance today Mr William M Higgins is the manager The paper is very creditable and will1 represent the interests of Irish Ameri cans in this State and city It bids fair to become a very popular journal It will be issued every Saturday THE CROPS IN IRELAND A good general idea of the pros pects of the crops throughout Ireland may be obtained from the summary of reports on the subject which ap pears in the issue of the Farmers Gazette of July 3 The reports from which thefactsare drawn have been supplied in nearly every case by men who have extensive practical experi rice in agricultural matters and are therefore lithe more valuable There war a cold wet May which 0- m pie a caused a backwardness in all kinds of crops and the short spell of warm weather in the early part of June was sorely needed for the purpose of stimulating vegetation Since then in spite ofa return to unfavorable climatic conditions growth has been fairly vigorous and well sustained and the result is that with the exception of the later turnips and mangels the great bulk of the crops are up to the level of the average crops of the past few years There are of course cases in which the grass lands are very bare this year and we find that this is so in the County Kildare and in certain districts in Leitrim and Wicklow The hay crop is not of satisfactory character though the yield of fodder seems to be regarded as up to a good average The condition of the turnip crop throughout the country is not altogether encour ing Flaxthat northern crop in which the people of Ulster take such deep interesthas been scantily culti vated this year and such of it as is grown is giving but indifferent prom ise RECENT DEATHS The funeral of Miss Alice OCon nor took place from the Cathedral of the Assumption last week The serv ices were conducted by Bishop Ryan of Alton Ill uncle of the deceased Miss OConnor was a most estimable young lady and her untimely death is mourned by a large circle of rela tives and friends She was the daugh ter of the late Chris OConnor The remains were interred in St Louis cemetery Thomas A Daley aged thirtynine years died at his home 1962 High street of consumption He was a plumber and well known throughout the entire West End Mr Daly left a widow and two children He was a member of St Cecilias church from woich the funeral took place yes terday morning The funeral of Mamie Gulp who died as the result of burns sustained several months ago took place from St Mary Magdalenes Church The serVIces were largely attended die members of the alumni of the Acad emy of Our Lady of Mercy being present in a body The remains were interred in St Louis cemetery Patrick McCall for many years a respected resident of this city died at his home 1247 Twelfth street Thursday afternoon Death resulted from the ailments attendant upon old age The funeral took place from the Cathe dral this morning and was largely attended The remains were interred in St Louis cemetery Mr Michael Dermody well known in Summit Park died last Sunday The funeral which was largely attended took place place Tuesday morning from St Frances church IMrs A Mack died Thursday afternoon at her home 617 Marshall street She was fiftyone years old and was greatly respected by a large circle of relatives and friends Her funeral morningIMichaels cemeteryI- RISHAMERICAN SOCIETY NOTES John Tierney one of the most active members of the society has gone to St Louis The meetings of the IrishAmerican Society are conducted openly and everyone is welcome The IrishAmerican Society meetsr Thursday night July 21 and all members are requested to attend The Hon E J McDermott is al ways a welcome visitor and his speeches are always entertaining and 1 JDstructiveIThe committee of twentyfour on t membership appointed from the city at large are doing good work and bringing in many members The Kentucky Irish American is j tM thrice welcomed into the society and it is believed will matenallyaldandI advance the work of the orgauization Thomas J Drewry the popular t and energetic Secretary never misteri a meeting He has done as much as any other member for the upbuilding of the society Mr Drewry is urging the giving of a receptionandbai- when the weather becooM cooler C o- i b I KENTUCKY IRISH AMERICAN JI 5 I Soeiety Gossip Miss Agnes OConnor is at Atlan tic City Miss Jessie Magee is visiting rela tives in London Mr James Coleman had a pleasan day in Frankfort Miss Maggie Gorman has gone to a Old Sweet Springs Miss Mary Boyle is visiting Mis Ethel Peck of Chicago Mr Frank McGrath is summerin- gat Sweet Sulphur Springs Col James Whallen and wife are at the Sulphur Springs near Velpen Ind Misses Sallie Lacey and Myrtle Kil Iceny have left for Chicago and the takesIDr Elery Demaree and son wil leave today for Milton to visit rela tives The IrishAmerican Society is wel represented at the nearby summer resorts Mrs Lula Reilly has been spend ing the past four weeks with relatives in Ohio Mr and Mrs W H Dulaney and Mrs Hector D ulaney are summering at Pewee Mr Martin J Cusick is absent from the city making a tour of the South ern States Miss Agnes Dugan is home from St Louis visiting her parents on Sixth street Misses Blanche and Henrietta Dugan have gone to Canada on ar extended visit Miss Mary Higgins is visiting Mrs John Gray on Chestnut street near Shawnee Park Little Miss Virginia Cowan is at home again after a pleasant visit with ijiije iulfi friends l Messrs W D Gahen J A Muir and J B Queenan have returned from the Northwest Mrs Belle Van Buskirk and her ncice Miss Nannie Parham will leave today for Carrollton Mr Joe Lally and sister Miss Sarah Lally are spending the sum met around Wisconsins lakes Miss Nell Kenney of Clifton accompanied by Miss Rose Shea are visiting friends at Pewee Valley Miss Annie Carr has returned from A visit to Mackinac where she went with the Kentucky Press Association Miss Lillian McQueen has gone to spend the summer with relatives in Gratz Owen county and Lexington Mr Joe Grimes has gone to Ashe yUle N C where he will remain until about the middle of September Murt Gallagher has again assumed the foremanship of the Commercial This is a move in the right direction Miss Loretto Mulligan left the city yesterday to spend the summer in Chicago She will be the guest of her aunt Misses Katie and Mary Dillon are in New York visiting friends and will visit Boston and other points in the EastMisses Edna Gilbert and Frances Herndon left last week for a trip to New York Boston and other Eastern citiesMisses r Jennie H Donahue and I qEmma K Will have left for New York Washington and Old Point Comfort Mrs F E Corrigan has returned from Brooklyn where she has been visiting her daughter MrsR J Wollrauth tiMr Charles F Price left Sunday f TO ontOinrresponse to a tele Umannouncing the criticallillness r ii mother The lady sustained a crlfr je of paralysis but was thought tobtalmott wiUand Mr Price was a tl cCv to have visited her soon The news was a severe shock to Mr Price as he had just been notified of an improvement in his mothers condition Miss Mary Cody of Eighteenth and Magazine streets is enjoying a pleasant visit with friends in Mem phis Tenn Miss Addie Lawier one of the most popular young ladies of the West End is visiting friends at Lebanon and Bardstown Mr James Donahue who has Jor years taken an active interest in Irish affairs has gone to Alexandria Ind where he will hereafter reside Mr Ed Tierney of the Board cof Public Safety accompanied by his family is spending a few days at the Sulphur Springs in Pike county Ind Mr Clarence Mullen is home again after a pleasant visit with relatives iin New York Mr Mullen is a member of the El Tropico Club of the West End Mr Lawrence Mackey of High avenue who has been unwell for some time past is now improving This will prove pleasing news to his many friends- Rev Father Murphy formerly Boston now assistant to Rev Father Bax is well pleased with his new assignment and is fast becoming a great favortte Deputy Sheriff Frank P Carro and Henry Grau the grocer at Twei tieth and Madison streets left this week for Mt Clements Mich tto spend two weeks John P Lincoln who is with the First regiment at Camp Thomas writes relatives that he is in the best of health but that the boys are all anxious to go to the front Mrs Martin J Dugan of 1037 Sixth street mother of Messrs Fran and Martin Dugan who has been very illj is now pronuuced out of danger and her speedy recovery is hoped for air Bernar it Coil of J effersonviile who was one of the Indiana delegate to the late Trenton convention is at home again He is one of the lead ing Irishmen of Southern Indiana Aldermen Patterson Gilbert and OHearn spent a pleasant evening with the Hibernians at the Hill They received a warm welcome at all times being surrounded by a throng John A Murphy delegate to the Trenton convention is home again after a pleasant visit to old friends in New York and vicinity He is much pleased over the work of the conven tibn George J Butler the avenue gro cer passed a pleasant day with a number of his friends at the Fourth of July celebration He was the recip ient of much attention on the part of the committees Mr Mike Ridge of Sixteenth and Bank streets held a reception Sunday evening for his friends in honor of the arrival of his son James the occasion of his christening Mike iiis happy over the addition Judge Walter P Lincoln who has been presiding in the Common Pleas division of the Circuit Court has gone to join his family at Harrods burg He will go from there to Knox county to spend his vacation Mr Martin Dugan has been presented with an assistant manager for his printing business It is his first boy and was born one day later than the Kentucky IrishAmerican Martin is now one of the happiest men in the East End- George J Butler the popular Port ondavenue grocer is entertaining an interesting and handsome little lady- t his home She arrived July 10 and will reside witn him hereafter The mother is doing well Heres to fpu George Messrs Edward McGrath Martin Minogue Martin Carr and Martin cannon have gone on a pleasant trip to Yellowstone Park Seattle Tacoma and other points in the West They will be gone about three weeks and will hive an enjoyable timer n John Tierney one ofthebest known IrishAmericans this city and for many years Deputy Sheriff of Jeffer son county left last week for Sk Louis where he may assume a very responsible position For some time past Mr Tierney had been a Street Supervisor A large circle of friends regret his departure A pleasant evening was spent at the residence of Miss Maggie Ken nedy 1816 Bank street last Tuesday Those present were Misses M Ken THOMAS KEENAN A leader in all matters pertaining to Irish American affairs nedy M Kelly H Gleason K Cowman J Kelly S Kurn M Cowman A Robinson Messrs J Robinson W Davis K Kehoe Ed Miller J McMullen C Kehoe Ed Gerst Wm Kraft and Mr McCroun The marriage of Mr John F Ma lory and Miss Maggie Connors took place on the 4th inst at St Paul church the Rev Father York officiating The contracting parties are well known and very popular in the East End They have gone to house keeping at Ormsby avenue and Hancock street Miss Mary OConnor entertains at her home last week in honor of Miss Katie Hines of Cincinnati Among those present were Misse attelow ey ary arro I Ann Riley Mr and Mrs James Lyons Mr and Mrs Will Norton and Messrs Mike Cowman John OCon nor and James Regan A PLEASANT AFFAIR Such Promises to Bo tho Great Outing Wren by tho Members of St Pat ricks Congregation There was a largely attended meet ing in the school attached to St Pat ricks church Monday night to complete arrangements for the congrega tional outing at Fern Grove on Fri day July 25 In the absence of Mr William Foley the chairman Mr Edward OBrien occupied the chair The various committees made favor able reports and the managers are confident of having one of the largest and most enjoyable outings of the sea sonOne of the interesting features will be the contest between a number of popular ladies for the choice of a first class bicycle or diamond There will be amusements of all kinds and an elegant dinner will be served on the grounds consequently there will be no need of going to the trouble of carrying baskets The outing is in the hands of most capable ladies and gentlemen andall who desire a day of pleasure should attendThere will be another meeting in the schoolrooms Monday night ST HELENS CHURCH The comer stone of St Helens church near the Home of the Aged and Infirm was laid last Sunday with impressive exercises The services were conducted by Father Pfeiffer The sermon was preached by the Rev Johannes Heissing pastor of the St Vincent de Paul church The cornerstone was laid by Rev Father Boucher of the Cathedral after which a dinner was served for the clergy by Father Pfeiffer The church will be the most attractive in every way The architect is Neal Curtin When completed St Helens wilt be a handsome addition to the Catholic institutions in this vicinity fcither Pfeiffer will have charge J KENTUCirB CAPITALS Nona Social Personal and Othernisi by the IrishAmericans Special Correspondent FRANKFORT Ky July r4Co James Coleman State Secretary iof the Ancient Order of Hibernians i came up from Louisville on Sunday last and paid a very pleasant visit Ito the Capital City Col Coleman was the guest of Division No i A O H of Frankfort and was shown the sights of the city by the members during the forenoon and early afternoon In the afternoon at 4 oclock Division No i held its regular meeting and after the business was transacted Col Coleman addressed the members and for thirty minutes spoke entertainingly of the benefits etc of the order and gave the members some excellent advice on the conducting of the affairs of the division Col Coleman left the same evening for Louisville and expressed himself as much pleased with his first visit to Division i of FrankfortBro H Coleman Jr Financia Secretary of Division No i A O H left Mondayupori a three weeks business trip Brother Coleman isa hustling member and will be greatly missed from the division meetings memIberstwo more joined the ranks of Division No i A OH Seven or eight applications for membership were filet during the past week and will corn up at the meeting Sunday Rev T S Major is an active and hardworking member of Division No i and is very hopeful of the succes of the Frankfort division Father Major was unanimously chosen Chaplain at the meeting of the division Brother John Hunt who was elected County President of Franklin county is most excellently qualified to discharge the duties of the office Brother Hunt seven years ago became a charter member of Y M I No 161 and has done excellent work for that order He is also Secretary of the arthol + ghtS of America No 83 of this cityr fOn July 3 the standing committe was selected Brother James Pine was unanimouslv elected chairman The other members elected were P M Collins Wm C Newman Denni Rath and D J McNamara Division No i contemplates giving a picnic about August 15 The mat ter will be definitely settled at the next meeting July 17 and due no tice given through the Irish Amer ican columns President McElligott has all the parliamentary rules down fine and makes a splendid presiding officer Vice President J Corbett was pre vented from attending the last meet ing by a sudden attack of vertigo Brother Corbett was in the vicinity of the Frankfort Ice Companys plant when attacked He is now fully re coveredBrother Patrick OBrien the efficient Treasurer of Division No i is one of the jolliest fellows in the city and makes a splendid officer and Jiiber Toother James Lillis the Sentinels one of the quietest and most orderly members in the division Owen Rath the efficient Sergeant atArms is now thoroughly familiar with the duties of his office and discharges them in a most efficient man nerDivision No i now has twentysix good members and applications from eight more This is quite a good onlybeenvision will probably have fifty mem bers when the charter closes August i RETURNING TO IRELAND Mr William McDonald who has been in the grocery business at 226 Twelfth street for many years sailed rom New York last Saturday for Ire agedmothertfr McDonald is now fiftytwo years Page and has resided in Louisville forth past thirty years always being prominent in all movements for the advancement of theIr people JUiv McDonald will tike advantage if the dccasionto make a tour through reland and we anticipate some in willibegoj t I t- ora u JYl Sun Ackeraan Brewing CoC t INCOBPOHATED MAINSTREET BREWERY Lager Beer and Povtr its Pure LOUISVILLE KY WWW MEHL I BURNS Eighteenth and Chestnut DEALERS IN CHOICE GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS We have always on hand a large and varied stock of all grades of goods usually handled by a firstclass grocery house all selected by experienced buyers including Fine Groceries Teas and Mm Greamero Butter Presto vegetables fill Kinds oi Moats We also handle special brands of Flour that can not be surpassed We guarantee every brand to give satisfaction and prove as repre sented Our prices are the lowest for the best goods Telephone orders receive prompt attention and goods delivered to all parts of the city A large number of wagons in our s- erviceiIHLBUS Eighteenth and Chestnut LOIIISSEEGEfiSixteenth FAMILY BAKERY This is one of the finest bakeries in this city and employs only the most experienced and competent workmen Our varied assortment of Breads Rolls ad Gat8s can not be surpassed as personal attention is given to each and every department- In connection with the abooe there is a fine Annex where an elegant lunch is served and only the finest goods handled LOUIS SEEGER Sixteenth and Madison Sts GflttJlEH BODBEHS6 1426 W MABKET ST COMMERCIAL RHZMIR STSIOTLY UNION OFFI01 Card Dodger Letter Head Cir ealar Badge Haagen Bill Head Pregraauae XmTitatlem Eaaetc executed artistically and prapth It is rumored among the circuit chasers that Tom Butler has gone to some quiet place to train and gain better form to meet the cracks at Indi anapolis next month 0 o r Liacis- x r Tom Cooper showed his oldtime form at Buffalo Saturday defeating Bald and Gardiner in a rattling finish and winning the twomile championship rs- YW y F v 1 1 6 KENTUCKY IRISH AMERICAN x HIBERNIANS r4 The Most Important of tlio Resolutions V Adopted by tlio Convention Held at Trenton N J The national convention of the Ancient Order of Hibernians elected Mr John Keating of Chicago Presi dent for the ensuing term He iis editor of the Chicago Citizen and Treasurer of the Chicago Schoo Board Mr Keating is also State President of the A O H of Illinois His selection for the office is deemed a wise one A large number of States were rep resented at the meeting of the Ladies Auxiliary The ladies are now ar important factor in the work of the orderThe newly elected officers were all installed and happy speeches were made by many of them Before adjourning the convention adopted many resolutions the most important of which follow UTo His Honor Mayor Sickel of Trenton to the reverend clergy to the press and people of this old historic city and the citizens committee for their untiring acts of kindness generous hospitable treatment we en tertain feelings of the kindnest re gard and carry with us recollections of a most affectionate nature A resolution against the proposed alliance with Great Britain was adopt ed amid the wildest applause The resolution read- WhereasII Americas ancient and persistent enemy England now sim ulating friendship seeks an offensive and defensive alliance with this the greatest and best republic the world has ever known ClAnd Whereas We believe that the ends for which a wise Providence seems to have destined this great na tion can best be attained by cultiva ting and cherishing the friendship of all people by the justice of her con duct and the equity of her politics while SUM Bhga lofty isolation America H Beans IIAnd 1 H BS Such alliance would we ba so retard American progress that should England offer as a further inducement the complete independence of beloved Ire land yet cherishing Columbias wel fare closest to our hearts we believe the sacrifice on her part too great to be made now thererore be it Resolved That we the Ancient Order of Hibernians of America in national convention assembledat Trenton N J in 1898 as American citizens prompted by our loyalty and devotion to this country and our faith in its greatness earnestly condemn said proposed alliance with this op pressor of weak people and protest against alliance with any andall foreign powers Resolved further That copies of these resolutions be forwarded to the President of the United States the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives Another resolution which was adopted resolves That the Ancient Order of Hibernians of America through its delegates in national con vention assembled pledge to the Government of the United States the lives fortunes and sacred honor of its mem bers to the end that the Government of the United States may be successful in its war with the Government of SpainLittle Cuba was not forgotten as one resolutions reads We extend our earnest sympathy to the Cuban patriots in their glorious struggle for independence a struggle which gives new courage to our people new hope for Irelands future We trust that victorious peace aided by the efforts of our great nation will soon bring the Queen of the Antilles the happi ness of freedom and the assurance of a prosperous future In order that Hibernians who go to the front in the struggle with Spain may be known to future generations the following was adopted Members of the AO Hactu ated by an abiding love for American institutions as well as by the most unselfish patriotism have responded to the call of the President of the United States for volunteers to serve in the war for humanity now being IJ waged on land and sea against Spain and it is important that record of such members be preserved Resolved That each division of the order shall forward to the National Secretary a record of the name age description and birthplace of each member of such division who has en listed or who may hereafter enlist in the Army and Navy of the United States as well as the date of such en listment that the National Secretary shall enter the same in a book to be called the Military and Naval Roll of Honor of the A O H that each Division Secretary shall keep the Na tional Secretary informed of the number of engagements participated in by its enlisted members that all promo tions deeds of bravery and meritorious conduct shall also be noted said record to be completed when the member is mustered out at the close of the war if not sooner mustered out in action in defense of our country and its flag- Another resolution recommended that the order in each State where the same exists shall select some date in each year to be styled Hibernian Memorial Day that on such day the members of the order will attend ap propriate religious services praying for the repose of our loved dead and then proceed clothed in their proper regalia to the cemeteries in their locality to decorate the graves of their deceased brethren The following recommendations were also adopted We view with horror the awful sufferings of the peasantry in the west and southwest of Ireland We denounce the heartless bar barity of the hypocriical government which closes its eyes to the terrible spectacle of thousands of its subjects starving within the reach of plenty We extend our deep sympathy to our unhappy brethren who are reduced to such a state of destitution We recommend that the national officers issue at once a circular to every division of the order asking that all such as have been already described donate as liberally as cir ji i I 1 S L V 1 of the sufferers in Ireland All sub scriptions to be forwarded to the Na tional Secretary We also recommend that the sum of 1000 be donated from the Na tional Treasury for the same good pur poseWe further recommend that the last mentioned sum be forwardedat once and all others as quickly as pos sible through such channels as the national officers may select Other resolutions were adopted calling upon the race throughout the world to join hands demanding the discontinuence of the use of histories in the public schools which histories contain any alleged historical facts which may bias children against any section race or creed urging the teaching of Irish history in our schools protesting against the con tinued incarceration of the Irish pout ical prisoners recommending the cul tivation of Irish music and literature indorsing the work done by the98 Centenary Committee of Ireland Great Britain and France The Ladies Auxiliary adopted the followingResolved That we call upon the President and Congress of the United States of America to show themselves worthy descendants of American ancestry in denouncing the Anglo American alliance and we call upon the American Celt to vindicate the honor of our race and to show the world that the Irish race downtrodden by England can be a mighty factor in preserving the country in its present crisis as it ever has been in the past General Duffield recently paidthis compliment to the Ninth Regiment omposed of Boston Irishmen With regard to the Ninth Massachusetts whatI have seen of it it is a regi rent that any man might feel proud to command On the route of march he men behaved themselves splen idly and they are all made of good fighting material The first vessel to carry the Amer can flag around the world was the hip Columbia which sailed from the port of Boston September 30 1887 Subscribe for this paper now b o 3 BOSTON HERALD SCORED Michael Davltts Hot Letter to Tim Journal for Misrepresenting Irish Opinion The Boston Herald which seem to have a leaning toward England and English notions and of late has know ingly misrepresented Irish opihion in England and Ireland in regard th this country has received the followin letter from Michael Davitt To the Editor of the Heraldi genial friend who does not give his name sends me a copy of the Herald of June 8 containing an editors headed Mixed Opinions Your are pleased to say a kind word about my self in this article but apparently with the object of showing that opinion on the HispanoAmerican war is not strongly proAmerican in Ireland because two other Irish members of Parliament are reported to have wired a birthday greeting to the boy King of Spain Will you permit me to say most respectfully that this message does not sustain your allegation Messrs McAleese and Hammond the two members in question are no the warm political associates of Mr Davitt as you say they are thougl I make this observation without im plying any unfriendly comment upon these gentlemen They are followers of Mr T M Healey M P and are not supporters of Mr John Dillon Your discovery that theywield much influence in Ireland would I fee sure be a surprise to themselves iif your criticism of their communication to Spanish royalty came under their observationI that you not mention in your article the fact that the London papers which published this message to Alfonso also announced that Sir Howard Vincent Cland a number of English members of Parliament hat forwarded congratulations on the same occasion to the same youthful mon arch Wasthis a piece ofnews for whicl the Herald had no space Or is the explanation of the omission due to the 1 glares the mixed opinions of Ireland Your sneer in the sentence Mr Davitt seems to intimate that the Irish are the only honest supporters of the American cause to be found in Eu rope with the possible exception of the French may possiblyarise from the same reason which could focus your editorial attention upon Mr Hammond and induce you to ignore Sir Howard Vincent Permit me to assure you from a more intimate knowledge of opinions inside and outside this assembly than you can possess that for one Irishman who may work up a sentimental sym pathy in his mind for Spain in this war there are a hundred Englishmen your own AngloSaxon cousins who are just as friendly to the American cause as their ancestors were in 1812 and during the Civil war You can insinuate that both Irish and French opinion are equally hos tile to America while you are silent upon outspoken English antagonism such as that of the Saturday Review which openly calls you a braggart and a bully and expressess the hope that Spain may gain victories over your flag But again this parti ality for Irish and French opinion over that of England may be owing to entire lack of interest on your part as to what Englishmen or papers may say about the war You will also be pleased I feel sure to learn that despite the evidence of mixed opinion in Ireland which you find in the message referred lo we have not attempted to coal the Spanish fleet or to provision Spanish ships in this contest which your ountry is waging for Cuban freedom These are the evidences of English sympathy for your cause which do not weigh in interest or importance against the two lines of greeting by Messrs Hammond and McAleese to a boy ting Neither did Ireland order Admiral Dewey out of Hong Kong wenty four hours before Great Brit tins proclamation of neutrality was ublished But doubtless this fact was likewise not worth recording irf the Herald It did not concern the mixed opinions of Ireland One word more about mixed open ions We read in Ireland a good deal about a city named Bostons ita fact that a certain Ninth Massa chusetts Regiment which reflected credit upon the name of its State and on the nationality of its soldiers in 1 86 1 and during the Civil war went to the front the other day as readily as on the former great occasion We have not yet learned that the Honor able Artillery Company of your city has gone either to Tampa or to Cuba Possibly it has not yet recovered iron the fatigues of its last expedition to London Or is it credible that there are even in Boston mixed opinions on the present war The cable has told us of the Sixty ninth New York marching to a mar to the front when asked to do so and of dandy regiments with the repu tation of being uncontaminated witl Irish members being disbanded through decidedly preferring the neighborhood of Coney Island to that of Cuba at the present time Are these statements correct And if they are might it not be well to convert the mixed opinions on your own side of Connemara first before lecturing us upon the possession of two gentlemen who have committed the unpardonable enormity of sending a birthday greeting to a lad of twelve without a single word of unfriendli ness to America in the message Yours truly MICHAEL DAVITT House of Commons Library London WHEN SCHOOLS OPEN For the coming year there will be a great manychildren who will be in need of nev SCHOOLBOOKS i Parents will do well to beat this fact in mind and are advisedwhen making then purchases to procure then of the BRADLEY GILBERT CO THIRD AND GREEN STS MIKE OUGflEflT7 DEALER IN Booth DOBS RUDDers ala WEST MARKET ST not Sixth and Seventh South Side M Jt MADDENDEALER Choice Groceries VegetablesFresh N E COR TENTH AND WALNUT Cool Lager always on tap Particular attention given to our Wine and Liquor trade Also Cigars and Tobacco DUBflN SmITH FIRSTOJASS rrint6rS Music Hall Building W Market Bill Heads Letter Heads Business Cards Invitations Pamphlets And all kinds of JOB PRINTING executed in an artistic md workmanlike manner L 2F i nothing New Bat the JagT THIS IS STRICTLY A FAJVIILkY AFFAIR I SELL fiO LIQUOR TO DRUNKARDS ffloPetma Whisky 6WASWADE FOR FAjvimv USES WHISKIES FROM 200 PER GAll UP 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Occasion TE EPEIONE lJIe 123 KENTUCKY IRISH AEERICA Only 100 per year Send in your subscriptions sr w lj I KENTUCKY IRISH AMERICAN 7 IIPROSPEROUS CAREER AHEAD For the Catholic Knights and Ladles or America Action of the Con ventlon Is Upheld Last week there was a meeting in this city of the Board of Directors of the Catholic Knights and Ladies of America presided over by the newly elected Supreme President Hon Charles ODonnell of Chicago Ill The business of the meeting was to put into effect the recommendations adopted at the last national conven lion and formulate plans for increasing the membership under the new administration That this result will be accomplished is evidenced by the unanimous action taken upon all questions coming before the board Supreme President ODonnell is a leading citizen of Chicago and is very enthusiastic over the prospects of the Knights and Ladies He was here for several days and expressed himself as being very favorably impressed with Louisville This city is represented in the board by Dr William B Doherty Supreme Medical Examiner Mary E Sheridan Supreme Treasurer and T F Henley Supreme Trustee all of whom are so well known as to render further notice unnecessary The Catholic Knights and Ladies of America is an organization which was started in this city in 1890 and has grown until now it has branches in fourteen States It has paid out a large amount of money to benefi ciaries of deceased members and has thus greatly helped many widows and orphans It affords cheap insurance often provides a to poor people and home and education for fatherless childrenThe biennial convention was held in St Louis and there were about 125 delegates present In 1892 two years after the order was established a bylaw was passed which ProvIded that one fourth of the money paid into the widows and orphans fund should be diverted into a reserve Jund and that the income on this Jtdalrou1Q 11ea uululaU Statls years and that after that date all members who were in the order ten years should be given a part of the income of the reserve fund and at theI death of a member who was in the order t1yearshis beneficiaries should get notxmly the insurance money but should also be paid back all the money such member paid into this reserv fundSeveral years after this reserve fund was created the State of Illinois passed a law which forbade any fraternal society from paying dividends to liv ing members unless they were dis abled or sick and two years ago Mis souri passed the same sort of a law A fraternal society can not do busi ness in those States without a license from the Insurance Department and a license was refused in both these States to the Catholic Knights and Ladies of America but they were allowed to do business until their con vention should meet in St Louis with the understanding that unless they abolished this reserve fund they must leave the State or their officers would be fined or imprisoned- As expulsion from those States would have done a great wrong to a large number of the members who would have lost their insurance the order for its own growth and for the protection of its members in those States was compelled to abolish that reserve fund Other States might have followed the lead of Illinois and Missouri and difficulties would have t increased if the law had been left un changedThe in the reserve fund is very helpful to the members just now During Mr McGofPs term as Presii dent as he had promised a lot of new members that only one assessment would be made each month he was r compelled by his promise to allow death claims to accumulate until its t1i deficit amounted to 14000 Owing to the difficulty of getting a license inI Illinois and the criminal prosecution of the officers who were conducting business there without a license and i owing to the suit in Louisville of Mr r Dell publisher of the Catholic Advo cte for 17000 damages etc costsj theworderk6 2000 Mr Bell got a judgment against the order for 5000 because it refused longer to observe a contract which he had gotten from five or six of the incorporators at the very begin ning of its existence by which his paper was made the official organ forever An appeal from that judgment will be taken to the Court of Appeals By the order of the convention at St Louis and the direction of the Jef ferson Circuit Court Chancery Divis ion in this city 14000 of the reserve fund will be used to pay all outstand ing approved death claims 2000 will be used to pay outstanding claims against the general fund and 87000 will be set aside to procure a bonds man in the Bell appeal and if the judgment should be affirmed pay the judgment with costs and interest This still leaves in the reserve fund 10000 or 12000 and if that is paid into the new emergency fund as it ought to be the order can now go on with a very low assessment against the members and with great success The troubles in Illinois and Mis souri over the reserve fund and the Bell suit and other matters having been now gotten out of the way there is no reason why the order should not continue the remarkable growth which it has enjoyed during the last two years HAWAIIAN ANNEXATION Hon Richard P Bland of Mis souri speaking of the annexation of Hawaiisaid Shall we enter upon a policy that requires immense navies and standing armies that involves the enormous taxation necessary to main tain them Ifwe are to prosecute this war for such purposes it will be a I Cruiser source of disappointment to the people who entered upon it in the interest of freedom and not of slavery Such a policy as this is intended and is urged by its promoters for the pur pose of building up in this country a centralized power of wealth with big standing armies and navies to protect this plutocratic control When our people complain as the taxpayer will complain of the burdens thus im posed upon them plutocracy expects to be able with military power to an swer their petition if necessary with an army of bayonets- In a speech upon the annexation of Hawaii Senator Morrill of Vermont said The historic policy of the Republic of the United States for the hundred years just passed based as it has been upon the sound doctrine promulgated by Washington in his farewell address with words of peren nial wisdom against foreign entang ling alliances has taken root in the hearts of the American people where it is treasured up as their political Bible and can not now be mocked at as merely an ancient tradition Its acceptance has made the nation great made it respected If our fidelity to the wellripened statesmanship of the Father of his Country shall be perpetuated for the next hundred years as in the paSt the honor prosperity and power of our Republic it may safely be predicted will light and lead all the nations At Ballycastle the potato blightthas already appeared and the poor people arerpanic stricken i 1 I SOME IRISH WAR NOTES Col Frank J McGee General Commanding the Third Brigade National Guard of Pennsylvania in place of Gen Gobin resigned was appointed BrigadierGeneral July 1 by Gov Hastings His home is in Wrightsville York county During the civil war he served as Lieutenant and Captain in the Seventysixth Pennsylvania Volunteers He be Captain of Company I Eighth Regi ment in the National Guard in 1872 and Colonel in 1885 Father John P Chidwick who was chaplain of the Maine and is now chaplain on the cruiser Cincinnati was in New York last week on a visit to his mother It became known that Father Chidwick would say one of the earlier masses in St Stephens Friday morning and the church was crowd ed Father Chidwick was on leave from his vessel and returned Friday to Newport News Father Chidwick in talking of Key West said that he could not praise too much the Sisters of the Holy Name Convent whose school had been turned into a hospital for sick soldiers Col Edward Duffy of the Sixty ninth New York has a particular un ruly private in his regiment Byway of punishment he at different times put him in the guardhouse set him to digging ditches and had him in heavy marching order for hours This had no apparent effect and the Colonel finally sent for the man Look here my man said he if you dont behave yourself Ill have you sent home Since then the former unrulyman has been the meekest private in the regiment New Irish News Notes The people of Donegal are to be greatly benefited by the extension of the Donegal railway from Strabane to Londonderry The contractors commenced work on the 4th inst An address in Irish was made by Michael Cusack at the recent Vine gar Hill demonstration The sweet language of the country was heard with satisfaction by the people John C Mahony a merchans of Kilrush has been appointed to the Commission of the Peace for the county The appointment has given the greatest satisfaction Mr Mahony has been a borough justice for a number of years- Successful speaking has been es tablished on the telephone trunk ser vice between Waterford Wexford Dublin Belfast and Cork In Water ford the subscriber can sit down and talk to his friend in Cork Dublin Belfast Liverpool London or Paris In the House of Lords recently the examiners certified for second reading a bill confirming a provisional order of the Local Government Board for Ireland enabling the Baltinglass Guardians to compulsorily purchase land for making an addition to the existing burial ground Miss Curtis who was recently elected guardian of CarrickonSuir Union now holds the office of chair man of the Rathermack Dispensary Committee The union is deriving r n U a c J very practical advantages from the constant attendance and practical suggestions of Miss Curtis As Mr Cosgrove of Granard County Longford was putting his premises in repair some time ago one of his workmen found a lot of skulls piled indiscriminately together On further investigation a button was found bearing the French coat of arms and the inscription Repub lique Francaise The latter must have undoubtedly belonged to a French soldier and the skulls are probably the remains of some illfated patriots who met death while facing the English steel Although one hundred years have elapsed since these scenes have taken place still the memory of those departed heroes are fresh in the minds of Irishmen A meeting of the Robert Emmet 98 Century Society was held in Dub lin lately The following resolution was passed by acclamation amid cheers for Belfast Nationalists Re solved That we the members of the Robert Emmet 98 Literary Society Dublin assembled to commemorate the centenary of the death of the noble Lord Edward Fitzgerald pre sent our heartiest congratulations to the united Nationalists of Belfast on their great demonstration in honor of the men of glorious 98 and strongly condemn the ruffianism of the so called defenders of civil and religious liberty The meeting closed with the singing of Who Fears to Speak of 98 and hearty cheers were given for Belfast and Cork On the one hundredth anniversary of the first blow struck in the great Orleans United States Armored rebellion of 1798the men of County Derryassembled to do honor to the memoryof the heroes who died fight ing for their freedom The men of Banagher selected the majestic mountain of Mullagash as their rendezvous and on this platform i 600 feet above the sea a huge fire was kindled which was visible forty miles away The mountain commands a view of the whole county of Derry and overlooks the beautiful valleys of the Roe and Faughan The proceedings were marked by the intensest enthusiasm and lasted far into the night songs and recitations being given at inter vals James Hugh Hasson delivered an address full of fire and patriotism June 20 a large and enthusiastic openair demonstration was held at Towneychrane Chapel at the foot of the Nephin mountains North Mayo Mr William OBrien in the course of a powerful speech expressed his gratitude for the genuine Irish cead mille failthe The terms of the ad dresses and the extent and enthusiasm of that meeting proved there was still manhood left in North Mayo to insist that they would stand no more of those famines in the West which are the curse of the country and the ever lasting disgrace of English rule in Ire land If the Royal Commission sug tested by Mr Russell came to the Nephin district they would find tha- tal1MrGladstones land legislation had effected practically nothing in the districts where men were most in need of protection from infamous landlordism I n ti H TIie 0- H 0 Kentuckristi i I i i Arrierican Will be a firstclass weekly journal which will be printed and mailed on Fridays so that its city readers may take advantage of the announce ments it contains and be directed where to make their Saturday pur chases This will result in great benefit to our advertisers The Subsoription PriOR Will be only 100 per year invari ably in advance and for this small sum we promise to issue one of the Brightest leanest Jewsiest 1 Irish 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Price One Dollar Per Year Address all Business Communications toJJ William M Higgins Northwest Corner a Third and Green streets Louisville Ky j ANNOUNCEMENT The Kentucky Irish American will i be issued every Saturday hereafter I from the office of the BradleyGilbert J Printing Company Third and Green i streets All matter for publication must be in by Thursday evening tto insure its publication as the paper will go to press every Friday afternoon- A i number of important articles have been crowded out of this issueI but they will keep and will appear next week among which are two speeches which will prove of interest to our readers We ask our friends to send in their lists of subscribers as soon as possible that they may be entered upon our mail books Any persons not receiv ing the paper will please notify us at onceMr Hugh J Higgins is authorized to collect and make contracts for subscriptions and we ask for him the hearty cooperation of the friends of the Kentucky Irish American The subscription price is only one dollar per year which will enable every Irish American in the State to receive it We will make this one of the best papers published and want our friends to assist us in gettingat least 5000 subscribers in the city of Louisville and vicinity and 10000 in the State LOCAL BRIEFS James Daniels formerly with the CoOperative Glass Company is now withrlawlcr Sonthe BponeSquare grocersMike McMahon formerly a substi tute has been appointed a member of the fire department by the Board of Public Safety Alderman Paul C Barth is at present acting Mayor of this city owing to the absence of Mayor Weaver who is visiting Eastern cities William McGee late Captain of engine company NO9 has enlisted in the regular army artillery branch For years he was a wellknown fire manUnity Council No 114 Y M I will give its first outing Tuesday June 19 at Fern Grove Boats will leave the foot of First street Dinner will be served by the Council The Young Ladies Auxiliary of Mackin Council held a special meet ing Sunday afternoon at 3 oclock in the hall of St Cecilias church It was a well attended and enthusi astic meeting- A petition asking that the sense of the people of Jefferson county be taken on the question of free turn pixes has been filed in the County Court The majority of the signers live out in the county The annual outing under the auspices of the Cathedral societies will take place at Fern Grove on Thursday July 28 These societies assure the public a day of pleasure and fun Fuller details will be mentioned next weekCol John H Whallen is in New York City where he went to attend a business meeting of a number of man agers connected with the theatrical circuit in which he is iinterested He has booked all the leading attractions for the coming season Mr Patrick J Nelligan started on his Government contract Wednesday He will employ 100 teams and there by furnish work to a large number of men Mr Nelligan is known as one of the most liberal employers of labor in the city and consequently there is rejoicing in the west end The outing of St Cecilias congre gation occurred last Tuesday The crowd was so large that two boats were requ red to transport the people Jo Fern Grove The day was plea tr ant and all who went had a good time There were many kinds of amusement The nigger head was never touched by only oneI Who was he Martin Sheridan living at 1211 Eleventh street had a narrow escape from death He was crossing the Pennsylvania track at Fourteenth and Main streets end failed to notice an approaching number of cars being backed up by a Louisville Hender son and St Louis engine Con Nolan the flagman who was standingI across the track shouted to him butI he did not seem to hear Nolan could not step in front of the cars to save Sheridan so with rare presence of mind he shoved his heavy flag pole against him knocking him flat on his back out of the way of the passing cars and thereby saving his lif- eJEFFERSONVILLE Miss Nellie Fitzpatrick of Indian apolis was last week the guest of Miss Fannie McGrath The Marra Bros have built up ra nice trade at their store near the Courthouse They are both clever enterprising and progressive young IrishAmericansMrs of East Chest nut street who has for some time past been suffering from a severe illness is now mproving and her speedy recovery is hoped for Mr P C Donovan exSheriffand exPostmaster is taking along needec rest but will soon engage in business He made one of the most efficient Sheriffs Clark county ever had and as Postmaster left an excellent record The delegates from Jeffersonville who will attend the C K of A con vention at Anderson Ind are as follows J B Murphy Patrick Tracy Jonathan Thickstun alternates John Miller Martin Schnatterer and Thos MonahanThe y Bros of this citywe are glad to learn are again in good shape financially The plant which is a vejy extensive one was bought Inafew days ago at foreclosure sale by a relative of Mike Sweeney This is one of the most extensive foundry and boat building concerns about the Falls The firm also have considerable Government work and is one of the institutions about Jeffer sonville which we would like to see progressing The Sweeneys are among our most progressive citizens and we are pleased to record that they have plenty of work t BENEATH THE WHEELS John McGanns Leg Crushed While Coupling Cars John McGann a wellknown L N brakeman met with a serious ac cident Thursday night at 710 oclock in the railroad yards at South Louisville He was assisting in switching cars from the main track to the siding In making a coupling between two oil tank cars he slipped and fell be neath the wheels which passed over his left leg below the ankle He was removed to the Sts Mary and Elizabeth Hospital where he was attended by Dr George W Criffiths It was found necessary to amputate his leg below the knee Mr McGann is nineteen years of age and is unmarried CATHOLIC KNIGHTS The Catholic Knights of America of Kentucky are already making preparations for their State Council which will be in session in Bowling Green in September The various branches of the above order at Louisville Covington Newport andvicin ity have already named their delegates to this council who will be headed by Hon Judge Shine Dr J A Averdick Prof M Abele Principal E Falk and other prominent C K of A officials Very important State business will be discussed at this council and delegates to represent Kentucky at the Supreme Council of the order to be held at Kansas City Mo next May will be elected Donovan formerly with Louisville las scored more runs and stole more ases than any other player on the ittsburg team r 0 i t DIVISION JOTTINGS Attorney Cosgrove expects to be initiated next meeting Each member of the order should subscribe for this paper at once Division NO5 met Wednesday and initiated three members Five applications were received Division No 2 extends many thanks for the motto presented to them from Divisions Nos i and 4 Bro Keaney is expected at the next meeting He will receive some good pointers on insurance- It would be well for the Ladies Auxiliary to get some of No 2s sweethearts to join their ranks Bro Mulligan has at last been heard from He is only in Cincinnati look ing out for the Y M I insurance At the last meeting of No2 three applications were received Two members passed through the County MayoNo 2 learned last night that NO5 is going to take the Lion Noz will do their share towards controlling such a beast As the Hon Mathew ODoherty is a member of No2 we feel very proud to know we have an orator of so high a standing No z possesses the noblest Roman of them all it is said in Bro Owen Keiren the present County Treasurer He can hold this office for life The eighteen divisions of the A 0 H of Essex county N J marched in the great parade in Trenton last week under the marshalship of Mr James Cummings No 3 has held more State offices than any other division This division will meet Wednesday night to complete arrangements for the lawn fete to be given August 15 C J Ford known as The Irish man of No2 is always pleased when the members call upon him He is a good entertainer with a great love for the national game The Gramophone concert given by Bro J Ji Barrett of No z was not deadone No +shouldhave beco there and seen the pretty faces sweethearts that No 2 had in at tendanceYoung Mens Division No6 meets Tuesday night This is the youngest division in the city but it is composed of good material and boasts of the finest dramatic talent of any society in Louisville Col Joe Taylor desires to return thanks to all the members of the Executive Committee for the prompt and cheerful manner in which they performed their various duties on the occasion of the late celebration There is a pretty race on between Martin Sheehan and Joe Cooney the comedial Each has a candidate for a prize and there is interest in which fair one will win Both ladies de serve all the efforts made in their be halfA prize of 50 in gold will be given the young lady selling the greatest number of tickets to the picnic to be given by No 5 at Lion Garden Robert E Heffernan is doing lively work in the interest of one of the fair contestantsDivision No 2 at its meeting Thursday night initiated two and received five applications One mem ber passed through County Sligo and another entered the gate of Limerick This meeting was very enthusiastic for various reasons Bro C J Ford was clothed in his usual Irish humor at the last meeting The controversy between Bros Ford and Barrett as to the shortest route and best way to capture Santiago was quite instructive Bro Jas McKenzie from the Daisy Line gave one of his old and familiar Irishsongs There was not a dry eye in the hall Division No Iheld an interesting meeting Tuesday evening when a great deal of routine business was ransacted Two new members were initiated and one application received Various committees reported and there were several pleasant features This division is composed of our most enterprising citizens and entertains its members and visitors in a royal manner Jimmy Manning will clear at least IOCOO on thb season with his Kan Sl8 City tHmJj I i Ita f- D J Cl Q SPORTY ITEMS Cunningham has won about half the Louisville games this year What a fine team the men released by the Louisville management would make could they be gotten together Boston has signed Kuhns of the Atlantic City team for general utility manJimmy Michael and Tom Linton meet today in a paced race at New YorkJeffries will not make a match with Jim Corbett for less than twentyfive roundsThe passing of Bug Holliday leaves only one of the Reds old guard McPheeLauder is playing fast ball at third for the Phillies and has added great strength to the team SfJToma If match with Kid McPartland or another man in his class Tom Cooper is right on Arthei Gardiners heels for the American championship for 1898 Henri Cissac the bicyclist who trained at Chester Park is doing splendid work in the East Every possible effort is being made to keep the Western League upon its feet with prospects of success Joe Choynski says that he will box Kid McCoy at the Lenox Club only and will have nothing to do with the Buffalo club Bald must take a brace in his riding or he will play to empty houses when he goes on the road with his new play next fall- Jimmy Michael the famous middle distance rider has evidently gone stale having had to postpone two match races within the past week owing to being out of condition The release of Harry Davis who has been secured for the Colonels was a surprise to the Pittsburg people He has played acceptably almost all positions and is regarded as a valu able acquisition Joe Vernier the Little Roman was defeated Saturday nn a fifteen mile paced race at Woodside Park Phila delphia Joe held the lead for five miles but Paul Bourotte of France passed him and won Arthur Gardiner still retains first place in the percentage table and from present indications will lead the bunch at the finish Last season Gardiner rode in hard luck but succeededd in winning quite a number of firsts Arthur A Zimmerman the oldtime champion aId worldwide favorite who has been critically ill of typhoid has so far recovered as to be pro nounced out of danger The fever has left him but he is so weak that it will be some time before he is seen in publicBill Hoy the Colonels deaf mute fielder says Well the best players are those who do not do much talking I am not throwing a bouquet at myself when I say this but you will find that the stars of the profession are quiet men The Colonels must thus be considered as great noise makersJames J Corbett and Kid Mc Coy were matched Thursday after noon to fight twenty rounds forzo 000 and the championship of the world The contest will take place at Buffalo N Y on the afternoon of September 10 and will be pulled off under the auspices of the Hawthorne e Athletic Club a Buffalo N Y organization composed of some of the most influential politicians in the State of New York Corbett and McCoy will not sign until today but they were matched and all the details agreed on The agree ment was reached at a meeting off George F Considine Corbetts representative and W B Gray who repre tented both Kid McCoy and the Hawthorne Athletic Club Corbett agreed to everything Mc Coy proposed He conceded every thing without a murmur By the action of his representative Corbett is very anxious to fight the Kidi He agreed to no hitting in the clinches clean breakaways tcin fact every thing McCoy requested It was agreed by both men that Honest John Kelly the wellknown sporting man of New York should be the referee J ti n r 1 3 w i nl a fj 629 Eighth Strm fi f the Tee Cream mantl Jreali telephones 2144 sss i Ir73r3r6Gr 1 r r lIi PHILIP HUTTIi DEAxER Ix I FINEGROCERI5AND FRESH VEGETABLES I I Southwest Cora 13th and Walnut Streets i IIFINE WINES AND LIQUORS A SPECIALTYe i e At I Si fe4I 1 WHOLESALE AND RETAIL jj- IK 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