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F KENTUCKY SAMERICAN i L1 VOLUME INO 24 LOUISVILLE SATURDAY DECEMBER 17 1898 PRICE FIVE CENTS IRISH BRIGADE The E iblccl Their Race by heir Desperate Gallantry at Fredericksburg I I Every Soldier Wore it Sprig of Green in Memory of His I Native Land I During Six Frantic Charges They Lost Over Five Hundred Mcni NEVER WERE THEY SO DETERMINED Fredericksburg is located in a fertile valley on the right bank of the Rappa hannock fifty miles north of Richmond The Rappahannock at this point is skirted by low crests of hills which on time northern bank run parallel and close to the river and on the opposite side stretch backward from the river and leave a semicircular plain six miles in length and from two to three in breadth inclosed within their line before they again approach the river Immediately above the town the bluffs are bold am bare of trees On this range and between these spurs in December 18C2 the Confederate army under Lee 70000 strong was posted The command of Gen Longstreet occupied that portion of the range in the imme diate vicinity of Fredericksburg hisI right resting on Maryes Hill on the crest of which was posted Col Waltons farfamed Washington artillery This range of hills was so completely com manded that Gen Longstreet the day before received the report from his chief of artillery Col Alexander that we will comb it as with a fine comb A chicken could not live on that field when we open fire- Burnside who succeeded McClellan inI command of the Army of the Potomac crossed the Rappahannock on December 12 and prepared to give battle the next daya delay which gave Lee time to bring Jacksons corps to his assistance As Lee was strongly intrenched he did not wishto oppose the crossing of the i jtirar TJi e nttackJuiUiQ ifgderateaef- could t only be made ort Maryes Heights The dreadful engagement and the charge of the Irish brigade is thus described by Gen Thomas Francis Meagher the commander of the Irish brigade in his report to GenBurnside A little before 8 oclock Saturday the 13th inst we received orders to fall in and prepare instantly to take the field The brigade being in line I addressed separately to each regiment a few words reminding it of its duty and exhorting it to acquit itself of that duty bravely and nobly to the last Immedi ately after the column swept up the street toward the scene of action headed by Col Robert Nugent of the Sixty ninth and his veteran regiment every officer and man wearing a sprig of evergreen in his hat in memory of the land of his birth And in their capstho all around- No tree nor shrub was seen They woreheaven knows from whence procuredEach sprig of green Emerging from the streethaving nothing whatever to protect itthe brigade encountered the full force and fury of the enemys fire and unable to resist or reply to it had to push on to the mill race which may be described as the first of the hostile defenses Crossing this mill race by means of a single bridge diverging to the right we had to deploy into line of battle The Sixty ninth under Col Nugent being on the right had to stand its ground until the rest of the brigade came up and formed- I directed Col Nugent to throw out two companies as skirmishers on the right flank This order was being cars tied out when the other regiments of the brigade coming up with a brisk step and deploying in line of battle drew down upon themselves a terrific fire Not long they stand in waiting The bloody strifes begunI Harkl From the rivers furtherside Rings out the signal gun Nevertheless the line was beautifully and rapidly formed and boldly ad vanced Col Nugent leading on the right Col Patrick Kelly commanding the Eightyeighth being next in line both displaying a courageous soldiership Major Joseph ONeill commanding the Sixtythird was as true that day as he has ever been His command took posi tion on the left of the center of the line The center was assigned to the Twenty eighth Massachusetts commanded by Col Byrne the regiment having in its possession the only green flag under which the Irish brigade had the privi lege that day to advance against enemy On the left appeared the One Hundred and Sixteenth Pennsylvania A new reg a iment it had but recently joined the brigade but in its conduct from Bolivar Heights where it was first associated with the brigade to the present moment when its gallantry is placed on record it has proved itself worthy of the cause into which it threw itself with so much enthusiasm Thus formed udder the nutating tempest and deluge of shot the Irish brigade advanced against the Vtflc pits and batteries of the enemy V fi All day against those awful Heights Our lines were hurled in vain All day our shattered ranks closed up againUntil its light As if for very shame 1ToThe next day a little after sunrise every officer and man of the brigade able again to take the field recrossed to Fredericksburg and took up time same position which we had occupied previous to the advance prepared and eager notwithstanding their exhausted num bers and conditions to support the Ninth Corps in the renewal of the ass sault of the previous day Of the 1200 I had led into action the day before280 only appeared on that ground that morningThick lay the slain like sheaves of grain- Mattered by battleguns And in their caps unwithered still They found sprigs of green This remnant of the Irish brigade unnerved and undeterred still full of heart still wearing the evergreen in spired by a glowing sense of duty sor rowful for their comrades but embold ened and elated by the thought that they had fallen with the proud bravery they didthis noble little remnant awaited the order that was once more to precipitate them against the batteries ofCJ the enemy Gen Hancock in his official report of the battle of Fredericksburg thus tells of the Irish brigade The strength of this brigade when the action was com menced was ninetytwo officers and 1323 enlisted men Its loss was fiftythree commissioned officers and 488 men Col Robert Nugent severely wounded commanding the Sixtyninth conducted his troops with his usual spirit and was a making a final effort to advance when he was shot His regiment had nineteen commissioned officers and 210 en listed men when the attack was made Its loss was sixteen officers wounded and 112 enlisted men killed andwounded This gallant regiment was marched off the field by its fourth commander that day the three senior commanders having been wounded Col Patrick Kelly commanding the Eightyeighth New York Volunteers was active and resolute as he always is and with his regiment performed their usual good service The eightyeighth numbered twentythree officers and 229 enlisted men when the assault com menced of which it lost twelve officers and 115 men killed and wounded Col Dennis Heenan commanding the One Hundred and Sixteenth Penn haaiatVnlunteespawaaseverelvmgound ed His regiment suffered heavily and although comparatively young in the service behaved handsomely This regi ment marched on the field with seven teen officers and 230 men Its loss was twelve officers and seventyseven men killed and wounded The fourth officer in command during the battle brought the regiment off the field the others be ing disabled Col Richard Byrnes commanding the Twentyeighth Massachusetts entered the action with sixteen officers and 400 men of whom seven officers and 149 men were killed and wounded Major Joseph ONeill commanding the Sixtythird New York numbered seven teen officers and 145 men Its loss was seven officers and thirtyseven men killed and wounded Gen Robert E Lee thus adds his tes timony to the valor of the Irish soldiers at Fredericksburg Clerbourne on our side inherited the intrepidity of his race On a field of battle he shone like a meteor in a clouded skyl As a dashing military man he was all virtue a single vice did not stain him as a warrior His generosity and benev deuce had no limits The care which he took of the fortunes of his officers and soldiers from the greatest to the least was incessant His integrity was pro verbial and his modesty was an equally conspicuous trait in his character Meagher on the Federal side though not Clerbournes equal in military gen ius rivaled him in bravery and in the affections of his soldiers The gallant stand which his bold brigade made on the heights of Fredericksburg is well known Never were men so brave They ennobled their race by their splendid gallantry on that desperate occasion Though totally routed they reaped harvests of glory Their brilliant though hopeless assaults on our lines excited the heartyapplause of our officers and sol diersTo the Irish brigade says Moore in his Record of the Rebellion com manded by Gen Meagher was princi pally committed the desperate task of bursting out of the town of Fredericks- burg and forming under the withering fire of the Confederate batteries to at tack Maryes Heights towering iimmedi- ately in their front Never at Fontenoy Albuera or atct c Waterloo said the correspondent ofr the London Times was more undoubted i courage displayed by the sons of Erin than during those six frantic dashes which they directed positionewitnessing gals lantry and devotion exhibited by his troops and viewing the hillsides for acres strewn with their corpses thick asI autumnal leaves the spectator can remember nothing but their desperate courage and regret that it was riot exI hibited in a holier cause1 That any mortal man could have car ried the position before which they were wantonly sacrificed defended as it Was it seems to trie idle for anentm tobe lleye But the bodie which Rein dense masses within forty yards of tuVmusxIes ft coMtunmo of TRIED r HOME RULE Irish Party Will Accept Neither Limitation or De lay of the Measure U Any Attempt to Abandon II jI Would Cause a Split In j the Liberal Party Irish Opposition Could Abso Intel Preclude Their Itctrirri to Power 6 SHOULD BBFULLYAND FAIRLY TRIED Wf- Let there be no mistake about it the Liberals who want to rat on home rule have the entire body of Irish Nationalists to reckon with says the Dublin Free man On this topic at least there is tic dissension in Ireland Home rule is the only consideration on which Irish sup port can be secured for any English party or Irish opposition averted It would be idle to deny that there are a number of weakkneed Liberals who consider that they could best forward the interests ol their party or their own individual in terests by what they call dropping home rule Heretofore that attitude has beenI taken in public at least byIIno account men Sir Henry Fowler is not perhapsI preeminent statesman But he was ia Cabinet Minister in Mr Gladstones home rule government and any attemptt on his part however cautious to reabsorb we will not say to swallow the principles he then professed calls for in stant comment and repudiation- In the speech he delivered in Wolver Hampton he wriggled a good deal in the effort to loosen the many pledges andl professions on the Irish question by which lie is bound He extolled the partial and restricted measure of county government conceded by the Unionist government to Ireland and quoted tin extmvagant eulogies of Mr Redmond as Mr Chamberlain quoted the extravagant eulogies of Mr Healy to show that it was a magnificent measure which might fairly satisfy Irish aspirations Sir Henry Fowler is a cautious not to say coldblooded politician and the hole tendencY2f lids speech 011 tit rlsh quest on ts utStiiifTy rectonaty In the course of his speech he said Mr Gladstone did not could not carry out home rule as ejnbodied in the bills of 1886 and 1893 but he convinced the peo pIe of Great Britain that the continuance of the caricature of local government by which Ireland was oppressed was not onlyan injustice and a danger but an impossibility The act would profoundly affect the political and public life of Ire land Henceforth Ireland would have the same local autonomy as England and ScotlandHe be a bold man who would predict the immediate or the remote re suit of this great change Those resultsI would depend upon the spirit and man ner in which the act was worked and the tone character anti impartiality of the authorities which were now called into existence They hoped and they trustedl that all parties would unite in promoting an economical and efficient application of local organization and administration to the varied necessities of Ireland Time and experience could alone show whether these hopes would be fulfilled He Sir Henry ventured to express the opinionI that the constituencies of Great BritainI should require that this great experiment l should be fully fairly and completely tried before they would reconsider the question of any further change in the government of Ireland The trimmers of the Liberal party needI not fool themselves or suffer themselves to be fooled into the belief that Irish support can be secured on any such terms The Irish party will accept neither limita tion nor delay of home rule It is significant that the same dryrott on the home rule question does not ap pear to have penetrated the Liberal rank and file for Mr Clifford Corey the Liberal candidate at the last election for Monmouthshire ratted on home rule and he was promptly thrown over by the local Liberal association The soundl view was put by Mr Compton Rickett M P in the course of an address before a large Liberal meeting at Scarborough Some of the Liberal party he said were shying badly at home rule but if a general election were imminent Liber als would have to focus their blurred opinions into sharp definition The question wasone of principle and the erratic orbit of Mr John Redmond or the caustic pleasantries of Mr Healy could not mod ify the responsibility of Liberalism to Ireland Home rule as a bogie and as a haunting shadow of time Liberal party would do far more harm than if it were set in the light of public opinion to regulated and appraised The Liberal party were bound to the principle of home rule and Me entirely disagreed with some members of the Lib eral party that it should be quietly dropped The Liberal party had far bet ter be out of power for ten years than be false to its promises If they dropped home rule tomorrow Unionists take it up This much is certain Nationalists are not to be turned one from their course by Liberal defection They aree independent of all English per ties THey will not find it difficult when the time comes to teach the recalcitrant Liberals the lolly of their present port q formaiice Any attempt to repudiat home rule and obarldotn principle and pledges would cause a split in the Liberal party more formidable than the Liberal Unionist schism But getting this asideth Irish opposition couldabsolutely preclud their return to power At present they nit in a minority of say one hundred and forty Turn the Irish Nationalist vtjte against them counting two on a division the hostile majority would be swelled in round nuns bers to 310 This enorjuous majority they should have to wipe out in Great Britain alone for they could tot hope to serious ly affect the balance t1f political partie in Ireland and the L would moreove have to face the dcteriiiiued opposition of the Irish electorate ijlEngjand If the Liberal party has inita majorityj of the trimmers prepared jS adopt a policy which is in the tect alike of principle andexpediency which tins the doubt disadvantage of bein dishonest and disastrous they will hae to face the cone quence of postponing all other Liberal measures IRELANDSf HOE REVIVED If the Present ijrogramme IIs- Carried out Final Tri umph Is Assured VWe consider the following special ca blegraui to the Irisi1 World one of the most hopeful signs of Irish unity sine the death of Chnrlef Stewart Parnell says the editor of time Chicago Citizen The United Irish Eeague meeting recently at Castlerea tie headquarters of Parnellism in Conna ight was perhap the most important ev nt in recent years Mr John Fitzgibbon the Chief Parnell ite in the province pi aided The meeting was threefourth Parncllite and all the speakers except myself were Par nellitesMr William Rediiond member of Parliament for ClareJ and Mr John I1 Hayden member of 1 arliament for Ros common and Pierce Mahony exmem her of Parliament tor North Meath spoke The Governn but was so daunted by this significant Nationalist combination that it made no attenmpt at violen suppression as it did last week Mr Hayden announced himself ready to fan jail or bullets in defense of Irish freedom In his speech Mr Redmond declared that he took greater pleasure in fighting the common enemy then in fighting brother Irishmen Mr Mahony made a powerful appeal fofi unionL urging all sections memorie MrPI United Ir- common Five branches of the United Irish League were established at this meeting Mr John Roche Member of Parliament for East Galway and Mr Lynam his former Parnellite opponent for the same place joined heartily in establishing Ute branch at Ballygar The American flag which was torn and trampled by the police has been re placed by public subscription Three hundredextra police have been drafted here for the West But the law of the United Irish League is now the law of Connanght WIIIIAM OBRIEN If the spirited programme outlined in the foregoing dispatch is practically fol lowed up the final triumph of the Irish cause is assurednot through Parlia mentary effort but through the irresisti ble strength of the Irish people when organized for a common purpose England can not afford to place handcuffs on Irish sentiment or a limit on Irish demands when she is face to face with a tremendous problem in the far East as well as in Africa and when Russia and France both regard her warlike preparations as a menace to their territorial interests Thomas Francis Meagher once lsaid when in exile Fifty thousand French soldiers landing on the Irish coast anywhere between Dunleary and Dunluce would settle tie question and in a week give Ireland to the Irish Make it one hundred thousand with plenty of reserve arms and ammunition to dis tribute among the Irish people and we agree with Meager There may still be men of the caliber of Wolfe Tone who can guide the tricolor to the Irish coast with a happier result Thine was the joy to win the ear And strong heart of a mighty land To see her stretch an armed hand With aid and cheering toward thine own To see the tyrant pale for fear And Erin hopeful gallant Tonel Notwithstanding her immense prepara tions and the strong blowing of the provincial pressquite as vicious as its superiorwe believe that Englands day of doom rapidly approaches Of course there is some danger that Russia may be detached by British intrigue from the alliance with France and that Germany may be bamboozled into taking sides with England Yetwe think the hatred and jealousy of Englands imperial grasp in ness entertained by all these powers may cause them to unite against her One great defeat of her fleet would settle the question of her supremacy on the seas She would thereafter shrink to thee proportions of a thirdrate power and her teeming populationteeming everywhere but in Ireland would be compelled to emigrate in order to escape starvation Then Ireland would suffer less than the more populous and wealthy components of the socalled United Kingdom It has often been said that there is nothing between a human being and eternity on 1thebroad ocean but ajfew inches of plank nothingtbetween bloody Empire disintegration but a fW tucker of float iIng steel 1 1 Th eXentneky I Auifricau for one year w acallaat giftno t FRANKFORT I of Happenings In IrishAmerican Social and Society Circles at the Capital iis Views of Our Corresppndcni Relative to the Giibijjrim= tonal Contest Death and Funeral of Corporal John Welsh In the lime grass Metropolis NEWS PARAGRAPHS FROM LEXINGTON FRANKFORT Kv Dec 10At the regular annual election of officers of Lambert Young Council Y M I heldII last week the following officers wereii elected and will be installed January 1 Thomas M Newman President James I Heeney Vice President William Albertt man Recording Secretary Frank Weit t zel Financial Secretary Mr Collins TreasurerThe M h will give a hop Monday I night December 26 at their hall Ad mission will be by special invitation only and a select crowd will prpbablyattend The second series of euchres will be re sumed by the Y M I Wednesday January 4 A series of five will be given one every week and the last will be given just before Ash Wednesday when the prizes will be distributed among the winnersA masque ball will be given by the Young Mens Institute during the week preceding the beginning of Lent Only n limited number of tickets will be sold and a select crowd is guaranteed There was no election of officers by Division No 1 Ancient Order of Hiber nians of this city last week The old officers will hold over until June 1899 when new officers will be elected A swell hop will be given by Division 1 A O H Monday January 2 99 New Years day A cordial invitation is ex tended to all Kentucky Hibernians to at tend and a pleasant time will be provided for all Several progressive euchre parties will i Q r I an i1l V eniberSO State President Martin Cusick and State Secretary James Coleman will probably run up to Frankfort and address the division on that occasion The En ertainment Committee will spare no pains to make the halfyear meeting a grand success The charter for Division No 1 Ancient Order of Hibernians arrived last week andwas framed and placed in the hall The charter is a thing of beauty and of course will be a joy forever to the members of the division I Sensations fast and furious have crowded I themselves upon each other in the Capital City during the past ten days 1 Time two principal sensations that have far eclipsed all others are the Trimble Thompson Legislative race excitement I and the holding of the Court of Appeals that the Goebel bill is constitutional by a strict party vote the Republican Judges J dissenting This is considered a victory for Gobel in his race for the Gubernatorial nomination although conservitive politicians all over the State claim that the salvation of the Democratic party des pends upon Gobeels defeat for the iiomi J nation Judge William Pryor is consid ered the most available timber although Major P P Johnson and Col P Watt lardin are not by any means out of the race yet There is no telling what a few months may bring forth and history nay afro repeat itself and auburnhaired child of destiny from Fayette Charles J Jronston may enter the convention and by his silvertongued oratory snatch the nomination from the Cincinnati Czar and head the Democratic State ticket in 1899 D J M LEXINGTON LnxiNGTON Kv Dec IGThe muffled drunks sad roll has beat the soldiers last tattoo Last Thursday night John Welsh aged twentysix years son of Garrett Welsh of North Limestone street died of a complication of diseases John Welsh was well known here and had many friends who will regret to learn of his death His death adds one more to the long list of victims of Cbickamauga Park who have answered their last roll call Joining Company M of the Second Kentucky as a Corporal upon the call for volunteers he went with them to Chickamauga where the terrible typhoid seized upon him to loose its hold only in death He came home and recovered slightly but the never lingered John Welsh was a bright genial young man in love with life full of patriotism for his home city and prompt to respond to that higher sense of duty which called lam into the ranks of the army when the nations flag had been insulted Hafl the danger increased mud its defense actually needed his personal service on the field he would have been among the foremost in the struggle le was a young man of great courage and lofty sense of duty That he has pMIMKout of the storm and struggle hUeet in the midst of youth and all ts ardor will touch many a heart tbia- morulagw foes suTeriof will only be asp- ptogert 1 by the memory of bis g ntle i worth Johnny Welshs death adds another to the list of the dear dead boy whom patriotic Lexington mothers and fathers gave to their country in its hour peril anti whose supreme sacrifice have been their immortal tribute to the old flag A new operating room at St Josephs Hospital has been recently completed It located on the third floor in the rear of the new addition The room is about 15x20 feel with roof of glass and a floor tiling Lately the operating table basins and sterilizers were received A darkroom for specialist work has also beet prepared The local physicians have been the chief contributors to the funds for appointing this room Barry Council Y M I No 144 spent Sunday in Louisville and took part in the parade B J Welch Uniform Rank Y M I thirtyfive strong also attended the Louisville jubilee The boys ex pressed themselves having a delightful tripState Secretary James Coleman of the A O H is working hard to establish a branch of the order in Lexington and iit is thought his efforts will be successful and he will probably organize the Lex ington division early in January Sergeant D J McNamara of this city spent Sunday in Frankfort It is said that there is a magnet in the Capital City that draws the handsome Sergeant and to use his own words there is only one girt in this world for m- eGLORIOUS 1 Was the Reception Tendered the Legion on Its Return to Louisville Never before in the history of Louis ville was witnessed such a jubilee as that of Monday Tuesday and Wednesday ir honor of the Louisville Legion on its return from Porto Rico It was patriotic and generous and will never be forgottet by the soldier boys As the daily papers deyoted columns of space in describing the exercises and pro ceedings of the three days it would be superfluous for us to republish what has already been said The committees of ladies and gentlemen having charge of the jubilee are entitled to the thanks of soldiers anti citizens for the excellen manner in which they discharged thei dutiesThe parade of Tuesday was an inspir ing one While the day was bitter cole ratedLnot deter but few from turninj honor the returning Legion be soldierl were0ie centerpfjri mere were few who did hot suellk lost complimentary terms of the Knights of Pythias Roman Knights of- St John Red Men Hibernian Knights Military find High School Cadets and Young Mens Institute who paraded in handsome uniforms and large numbers One of the kindly acts of Tuesday was that of Mrs Ransom of East Broadway While the Hibernian Knights were wait ing for the formation of the parade she invited them to her elegant home and served hot coffee to each member which was the more appreciated because unexpected This kind lady displayed the same generosity to many others The feast prepared by the ladies for the soldiers Tuesday afternoon was an excellent one and only those who wits nessed the soldiers partake of it can form an idea of how it was appreciated by themThe exercises at the Auditorium were participated in by as many as could gain admittance to that spacious edifice There were several fine addresses delivered the orators being exGov Buckner Henry Watterson E J McDermott A E Wilson and others The feature that gave the greatest pleasure was the singing of Miss Muldoou and the young ladies of the High School Miss Muldoon and the girls captured the hearts of the entire audience and were accorded the most enthusiastic applause of the even ingThe soldiers are now being furloughed and at the amid of sixty days will be mus tered out of the service Many who have been approached declined to be inter viewed declaring they will say nothing until after time mustering out when they will feel able to speak without restraint or fear I GOOD TIME Division 4 Will Give a Stag Party and Smoker at Its Next Meeting Division 4 of the Ancient Order of Hibernians has of late been making additions to its membership roll until it is now declared to be the largest division south of the Ohio river At its meeting Wednesday evening it was determined- to give a stag party and smoker on the evening of December 28 when a large number of candidates are to be initiated The Literary and Entertainment Com mittee were instructed to make the necessary arrangements and prepare a pro gramme Chairman Lynch and his as sistants promise to make this one of the most enjoyable affairs of the kind that have yet taken place in Hibernian cir cles State President Martin Cusick and State Secretary James Coleman will be guests of honor and an invitation has- been I extended to the members of Com psnyA Hibernian Knights The prospects are that Hibernian Hall will on that night be filled byone of the largest mdiences of tile season 0 Read the Xent cklriabAlnericanfoc ueWI1ODS Xralmd 9 i 11i INDIANA Jcilcrsonvlllc Hibernians Hold Their Annual Cclbration Thursday Attended by State and Coiihty Ofllccrs anel1lnyi fI From j iouisvtllev v TriterpersedWith strumental Music AN EVENT TO BE LONG REMEMBERED Thursday night the Hibernians of Jef ferspnville held their annual jubilee which proved the most pleasant as well as largely attended in the history of Division 1 of that city Promptly at 8 oclock President William Reilly called the division to order when reports were received as to the work done by the body and a large amount of rou tine business transacted After the regu lar order had been gone through adjourn ment was had that those present might enjoy the social session that was to followWhen President Reilly rapped for order the hall was crowded to its utmost capacity all the members of the Jcffer sonville County Board being present with State Treasurer Bernard Coll at their head and also a large delegation from the different divisions of Louis villeThere was no prearranged programme which kept those present in a pleasant state of uncertainty which resulted in several humorous and enjoyable surprises Interesting remarks were made by Mr Dave OConnell and Mr John Barrett of Louisville after which a re cess was had that refreshments which were in abundance might be par taken of- When all lad been supplied with eat ables and drinkables and lead lighted cigars Mr James Concannon was intro duced and sang several Irish songs in his inimitable manner He is a fine singer and comedian and had to respond to numerous encores Col Pat Tracey and State Treasurer Coll followed vyitii short- auldcesexcilat grta2fylntarstc tieurkwiy ers upon f which another recesswas takenBetween the recesses that followed songs and recitations were rendered by Messrs J D Cooney and James Coricau non of Louisville and John Kennedy and John Kenney of Jeffersonvllle At a late hour the social session came to an end that the visitors might catch the boat or train to retuni home All were loud in their praises of the Jeffer souville division and its Literary and Entertainment Committee consisting of Messrs Pat Tracey Dan Gleason Barney Coll R Stanton and Dan Gill and in vitations were extended and accepted to visit more frequently in the future The following are the officers of the Jeffersonville division PresidentWilliam Reilly Vice PresidentJames Breen Treasurer Michael1 Kenney Financial SecretaryJohn Kenney Recording SecretaryJohn Kennedy Among the prominent Hit2ermtiansfrom- Louisville were voted David OConnell Timothy Sullivan John J Barrett John J Keane L D Perrandy J D Convey James Concannon T D Kenney James McInerney and the representative of the Kentucky Irish American who re ceived a cordial and substantial welcome Leading Irish Americans of Jefferson ville present were Messrs Tames Dough erty Pat Tracey Peter Madden William Reilly Patrick Dixon Raymond Stan ton Bernard Coll John Kenney John Kennedy and Michael Kenney SPORTY ITEMS Pennsylvania wheelmen are booming Thomas J Keenan of Pittsburg for the Presidency of the National L A W to succeed Isaac Potter The stock of Bobby Dobbs the colored boxer who has been perceptibly ad vanced by his defeat of Dick Burge the English champion lightweight Tom ORourke representing George Beyers of Boston has offered to wager Jl1000 that his man can defeat Syracuse Tommy Ryan Jack Bonner would also like to have another go with the middleweight champion New York dispatches indicate that there may yet be a battle between Bob Fitzsimmons and Tommy Ryan Bob has agreed to all the propositions oMiing From Ryan only insisting that the bout must be to a finish The sixday bicycle race last week at Madison Square Garden New York war more brutal than any prizefight held in recent years Miller the winner received 1700 for his weeks riding white tie others were scaled down to as low as 00 There was a friendly six round boot last Tuesday evening at the Limerick Athletic Club between Harry Dolan and Dennis Tangney Dolan was seconded Iby Johnnie Chawk while Tan neYIIMC ands were Joe Woods and John McGrath Kid Hennessy acted as referee It was a rattling good bout Tangneyreso ceiving the decision but on account of having mastic the most leads Dolau was ha51auenfro 0 tibly wle in training r Ii IiJ7JJ N t10KV JRt H AMtDR AN KENTUCKY IRISH flMERICflN NMINMNNIMIH Devoted to the Moral and Social Advancement of all Irish Americans VIX4X4IA M HIGGINS Pub1I her SUBSCRIPTION PRICE ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR SINGLE COPY sc Bntered at the Louisville Postotfice as SecondClass Matter Address all Communications the KENTUCKY IRISH AMERICAN 326 West Green Street I LOUISVILLE KY SATURDAY DEC 17 1898 ANNOUNCEMENT In our columns last week there appeared an item which ruffled the feelings of one of the parties men tioned This we exceedingly re gret because it is our ambition and purpose to please our readers Under no circumstances will we allow a word in this paper that is calculated to offend a single individual Hereafter we will pay no attention to correspondence or r contributions intended for publication unless bearing the name of the author We still invite our readers I and friends to send us matter desirable for publication in the Kentucky Irish American always insisting on the foregoing require ment i In our next issue we will give the details and rules governing the voting contest which will start Jantt uary 7 We would be pleased to send theII Kentucky Irish American to atII least five hundred Christmas subscribers 1 Jeffersonville has delared for the Kentucky Irish American New Albany will follow suit and then I we will capture the Statejj 1 V It was unfortunate that Henry j Watterson should have deigned to introduce politics into the jubilee exercises at the Auditorium Tues day evening Had he mingledI with a few of the privates as wel1j Jwtainlvwanlrlses have eliminated the political portion of his address Col John Whallen may have made mistakes as who has not but it gives us a pain to read the fulminations against him in the ever consistent and righteous Couriers Journal and Times Did they control r our public and private life what a truly delightful place Louisville ll- r would be Wouldnt they r enjoy a soft snap- Patriotism sometimes takes r queer spells The Georgia Legis lature the vast majority of which denounce pensions to soldiers andl sailors as plundering the public treasury has voted 40000 per year as pensions to exConfederate soldiers and then in older to econ omize and reduce taxes decreased1 the school fund 400000 A Congressman commenting on Englands anxiety about the dis ppwtion we will make of the Philip pine islands suggests that we trade the islands to England for Canada England would be certain to refuse What England wants is for the United States to assume all obliga tions and responsibilities in holding and controlling the Philippines and allow English trade equal advantages with the United States to the exclusion of every other nation The Louisville Street R Company should be costpelled to respect the rigHtyitocl cootforls of tike public This gigantic corpora ifea demonstrated its utter heart Ipmacno during the past week 1I should not only be compelled He tmpioy conductors but to heat the r fiats at least when the thermo- meriks zero weather This comI pay has been granted many fran eWass adprivileges which itshould fct deprived of unless it shows some Bowkteratiou for our dozens tIM citizens of Louisville of all daweeavkdwith each other in mak iiifi the welcome tendered the Louis vile Legion what it proved to be an unqualified ucce i While Lou isville fwd Kentucky are proud of- leasthe soldier boyi tbCYare no proud of their city and State Messrs Pirtle and Phelps and Col Cohn demonstrated the wisdom of their selection and performed their It duties in a manner that elicited the highest encomiums while the Ladies Auxiliary captured theb heart of every returned soldier As was predicted it was the most patriotic and memorable event in the history of our city We publish on another page an able article on religious liberty by an esteemed friend It is written in the proper strain without any rant or bitterness characteristicI of the opposite side It is a calm clear presentation of facts of history from impartial and unbiased sources and calculated to attract the attention of the unprejudiced- and cause them to consider whether their views of the Catholic church and their Catholic neighbors based on the hue and cry so prevalent lately may not be wrong after all 2 for strange as it may seem to someI many unprejudiced and usually tol erant persons have been led tott entertain suspicions if not convic tions of the real character motives I and teachings of the Catholic church I in this country especially They t love their country and its institu tions and while not disposed to deny to any one full freedom of re ligious practice and civil rights in sist upon full allegiance to andE maintenance of American institu tions and forms of gover JlfJPlUS uuy w Vltion under any pretense to or overthrow our peculiarly Ameri can systems They may not be lieve fully the charges against Catholicism but they have been led to distrust it by false accusa tions misrepresentations and gross fabrications To meet such people with countercharges too frequently exaggerated against nonCatholics is not fair nor likely to disabuse their minds They need and wel come facts the truth and such articles as Excelsiors go far to enlighten and convince them of the error of their views and also cause them to respect and defend Catholicity I IRISH HONOR President James McManes Puts Up 400000 to Pay Bank Depositors politicalbossed with horror by the first families and unsuspected a conscience by the ultra good has sacrificed fortune of 400000 to the depositors of the Peoples Bank broken last June by the defalcation of the cashier John S Hopkins The bank owed 11000000 to its depositors Mr McManes could not strictly leave been heldresponsible for more than his oblii gations as a stockholder These would probably hot have exceeded 125000 But the old boss held a sterner ideal of his duty to the people who had trusted his bank- I was the President of that bank he said T am responsible for more than thinkYthe baak ought to give the depositors 00 per cent as soon as it can be get to getter Just as soon as you can raise 500000 from the assets and from assesss wefita I will give you 400000 Go ahead He ws M good as his word The Op per teat was promptly paid and on December 6 the depoitaasget their final dividend of 10per et XcManes ex pressed MMMH ready to pay the entire Sal Ka Mther than die with the debt of tbe beak Mettle The moral of the poUtlcalY his private pewoaality In any event it recoupedcreditors selfrighteous aK attitude to this generous onlylHiiktMof the banks history June McManes isa native of County Tytwoe Ireland- anil l a Presbyterian in religion LIt tkifc ma a line oftteomeni between that reet ota ter of trade sad CUwttstU 11 l r r JUBILEE EXERCISES The Students of St Xavlers College Present a Token to Brother Stephen Last Monday afternoon the students of St Xaviers College tendered Brother Stephen a most enjoyable entertainment Brother Stephen followed by Brothers Philip Lawrence Martin and Stanislaus was met by the cheers of nearly three hundred boys The exercises opened with apiano solo by Master Henry Eilers then followed the greeting which was read by Master Thomas Hamilton in which he told how the Rev Brother Stephen had for fifty long years taught the youth of America and how great a good he must have accomplished The next on the programme was a recitation by Master George Griffin His subject was A New Years Dream Then followed a mandolin and piano duet by Masters William Leahy and Henry Biters was received with great applause from the students Next came the declamation Emmets Vindication which was in such a manuer as would make any Irishman feel proud of Master Thos Clines who delivered it It is the general report that Master Clines is the best elocutionist of his age in Louisville The vocal duet I Am a Pilgrim was well rendered by Masters Lane and Edlen Master Reilly G Ford recited a very beautiful piece called the Knights Toast The lilt of the morning was made by Master Arthur Lutz in the recitation of The Boy In Blue Master Lutz is but about three feet tall yet hest took the house Master William Leahy by followedwith a vocal solo Old Fashioned Mother It was well received Master James Carroll carried his hearers back to ancient times by his recitation of Regulus to the Carthagenians He entered into the piece with his whole soul and made every one in the large audience believe that they were in Carthage Some future time will find Master Carroll taking the leading roles in Shakespeares tragedies The recitations of The Moores Revenge and Death Little Nell were well handled by Masters Charles Hackett and Raymond Fach The presentation address was made by Master Leisman The present was a purse of gold Rev Brother Stephen then gave a short address to the students thanking them for their remembrance of him on his fiftieth jubilee and concluded by giving the students two days at home Rev Brother Philip then spoke a few minutes on the reason of the absence of the Superior The exercises of the day closed by a piano solo by Master Henry Eilers I THEATRICALS I The Avenue Theater will present no attraction this week The attraction next week at the Buck J r tation of A Joke in High Life and Who Owns the Philippines creates the greatest merriment and gives plenty of opportunity to the large company of art iststo present specialties new to the stage Flynns company will draw crowded houses Thl patrons of Masonic Temple The ater will enjoy a week of genuine fun The next production to be presented by the Meffert Stock Company is a farcicial comedy In three acts entitled Three Hats never before seen in this city This company last year delighted large audiences with its performance of Jane and next week the members will surpass their previous efforts It concerns a mar ried man who when his wife is out of town goes out with the boys exchanges hats accidentally and when questioned fearing to tell the truth resorts to false hood One lie necessated another until It takes three acts of the liveliest action and brightest dialogues to set matters right GOING TO MANILA Martin F Shaughnessy now a member of Company H Thirteenth United States Infantary stationed at Buffalo writes relatives to the effect that his regiment has orders to prepare to proceed to Ma nila Mr Shaunessy is one of the best known young men in the southern part of the city and resides on West Oak street He was for some time connected with the L N and his friends predict that he will distinguish himself should there be an opportunity IRISH WIT Michael McDonagh a Limerick man who is rapidly attaining a place in the frost ranksof journalism in London contributes an interesting article on Irish wit and humor to a recent issue of the Weekly Sun He gives some capital instances of the anxiety displayed by Irish peasants to acquire a reputation for niscience when questioned bya confiding I stranger At the sitting of the Fish lug Commissioners in Kilrush some years ago a witness of a characteristic type was under examination Are there VrI I whales about there asked one of the commissioners sarcastically Is it whales exclaimed witness who did not notice that the commissioner was hum bugging him Shure ye may see thin be the dozen sphouting about like water engines all over the place Another commissioner gravely inquired whether there were dogfish there Faix ypud say so if you passed the night at Carriga holt We cant sleep for the barking of them third themissionerabounded in the river The old mans marvelous imagination and rapid Inven lion were by no means exhausted for he replied IIArrah if we didnt put the shutrt ten up ivery night there wouldnt be a whole pens OlgI8lleftlin the wfadieB from thffcmturM hiiUtt agiatiimI II It IschI CIerietieofamommathatshe- writsooocml her true ge the more nature procfofatt IL Mr E L Mulcahy of Versailles has been spending few days in this city Mr and Mrs J J Hogan of CorbinF were in the city Thursday and Friday Miss Agnes Hayes will entertain a number of friends at a euchre on Thursday evening December 20 Why that absent expression on Jack ODonnells face Rumor has it that hea will shortly become a belledictb Mr Michael Claire well known in IrishAmerican society circles has en tirely recovered from quite a severe illness John Showe Gus 1Vigg and Jack Selt zer of the Legion ere curiosities in their line They are sorry that they are to be mustered out- Andrew IC20Weidekjwup of 528 Hancock is at present confined to his home illness but his former friends hope for his speedy recovery 0Miss Kate Sautr a pretty and most popular young lady of Worthington has retured home after delightful stay with relatives in Indiana Miss Mary Kennedyof Lebanon is the guest of Mr and Mrs T D LyonsE Eight street with whom she will remain till after the bolidavsIWilliam Lincoln of 1501 Bank street has been seriously ill for the past six weeks but at last reports his speedy recovery was looked for Mr M J Palmer who has been quite ill for some time has almost entirely reofi covered and his friends expect him tob be among them next week The many frienjJs of Officer Frank Dignan who has been ill since the first of October will be pleased to learn that his condition is reported greatly im improved 1 The Paulilian Dramatic Club will play the tragedy Cartouche for the benefit of St Augustines church It will be thet first presentation of Cartouche ina Louisville It Ii n Lyons of West t host of a c or of thet ttle girlntIt err oui Miss Ella Catharine Keane one of the sweetest and most lovable girls of Worth ington has returned to her home after a long and delightful visit with friends in South Park and Louisville Miss Etta Martine of Oldham street has been confined to her home for the past two weeks with typhoid lever As she has passed the critical stage her many friends are now hopeful of her speedyrecovery iI We would suggest to our downtown readers contemplating the purchase of Christmas gifts that they examine the stock of D J Coleman 1731 Portland excellent line suit avenue He has an able for young and old Alderman James C Gilbert celebrated the sixtyeight anniversary of his birth Monday He has been receiving con gratulations all the week Notwith standing his advanced years he is one of our most lively city fathers Miss Nellie Scribner gave an enjoyable euchre at her residence Twelfth and Jefferson streets last Wednesday evening Miss Lizzie Martin won first prize and Gene Toner the booby prize James Lannigan entertained the company with several welt rendered solos William Cunningham of Bennington Vt is visiting Louisville as the guest of his brother Rev Father Cunningham Thlrtysetond and Broadway Mr Cun ningham who 1s recovering from a very serious illness is here recuperating his health and will spend some time in this city James Lanniganchief clerk of the L E do St L railroad slipped and felll upon the icy pavement while alighting from a carriage at his residence 1220 West Broadway last Sunday afternoon He had to be assisted into the house 1but is now out and able to be around with only a few bruises as the result of the accident While he was laid up Jims many friends kept the wires hot asking in regard to his condition r The announcement that Miss Malvina 0421Eastluaus of Jeffewoqville will tie the nuptial knot next spring will be an agreeable surprise to their many friends Miss Goldbach is a young lady possessed of many rare quahitiefShe is cashier for the wellknown firm of Fred Doll Co 1Mr Franz Isa clerk for Todd Donnigau Co and one of the most handsome young men of Jeffersonville TThere WM a delightful little box party at the Avenue Theater last Saturday evening given by JAtt and Mrs Edward Proctor in hotter iof their niece Miss Mollle McCarthy of Stewartavillt The party WM caaapoei of Misses Mollie Mc CMthyMary raDdLnyIHalligan I Meesra John Ingi MO Gus Kyhl tad nySeltlei ti rad Mrs Edward tiuet After the tbow they adjourned to ikbit were etltasld 1 i if by Miss Rooney the popular little actress who is an old schoolmate of Miss Lily Halligan There was a very enjoyable euchre at the residence of Mr and Mrs John Bren nan 1105 Dumesnil street one evening last week Among those present were Misses Katie Ash Mnytne Mullaney Nora Susie Seltzer and Mayme Short Messrs John Trailer Tom Wunn John Barry Tom Mullaney and John Knunn capIItured mow Miss Flaherty captured the booby prizes After the euchre Mr Brennan gave an exhibition with his two trick dogs Lizzie Trixie who showed remarkable in with tricks which were greatly enjoyed by those present A most enjoyable surprise party was tenderedat the home of Mr and Mrs Fred Rothenberg Worthington Thursday evening December 8 Refreshments and dancing were the features of the evening Those present were Misses Kate Kate Kelly Delia Coleman Fisher Julia Keane Ella Keane Josie and Lena Walsh Lulls Beamaker Josie Meagher Brigie Walsh Verena Murphy Dora Englehart Frances Sauer Nellie Gardner Maggie Rothenberg Bessie Gardner Alice Zaring Mayme Lentz and Pheenie Miller and Messrs Tommy Walsh Eager Pernell Alexander Miller Joseph Lauer Richard Chamberlain Andrew Yager Collis Maddox Johnny Downs Walter Tyler Martin Fitzgerald Zaring Carl EiiRlehart Larry Fitzgerald John Hall Theodore Ell Albert Zaring Walker Maddox John Reese John Carfield and Edward Chamberlain RECENT DEATHS iMargaret Fannon passed away Thursday night at her residence 227 Twenty street and the announcement will read with sorrow by the many friends of the deceased lady fonnerII We regret to announce the demise of I Mrs Margaret Cunningham which ocIeurred Thursday at her home 2433 Xavier street She was a most StII lady and her death is mourned by community in which she resided husband Mr Patrick Cnnningham HerII sympathy of a wide circle of wife acquaintances in the loss of friendsII ItbeI Christian ladr The husband of the deceased asoryeailintTieovernment t service but latterly has followed the vo cation of stone mason Mrs Kelly wa in her fortieth year Her funeral took place Wednesday morning from St Patricks church and the large number of friends attested the great sorrow fel- lat her death The announcement of no recent death caused more sincere sorrow than that of Miss Virgie Gasper which occurred a the home of her parents on Sixth street Tuesday morning She was the victim of an attack of typhoid fever two weeks previously and lien relatives had hopes of her recovery when a change occurred d with the sad result mentioned Miss Gasper was a bright young lady just budding into womanhood with a most promising future and her parents have the sympathy of a wide circle of friends The funeral services occurred at the Cathedral Thursday morning and tli large number of her former associates an sorrowing friends present attested to the great esteem in which she was held WORLD OF LABOR The shorter work day eight hours iis proving very satisfactory to the miners and operators in Indiana There Is no foundation for the rumor that an effort will be made to return to the teu hou dayThe American Federation of Labor opened its eighteenth annual convention at Kansas City Monday morning There were 150 delegates present including two representatives of the British Trades Union Congress The movement of the ladies and clergy men of New York City in behalf of the ladies tailors is bearing fruit The conditions and pay of the employes are being steadily advanced while the numbe- of persons agreeing not to patronize sweatshop employers is attaining large proportions LITTLE LOCALS Belknaps Union Cement Mill located at Eigteenth street and the canal has shut down for the winter This hiss been expected by the sixty employes for so time Business will be resumed in t spring John H Page the popular Circu Court Clerk won the hearts of the little folks at the haaar at St Patricks school Monday evening He was the winner of a number of prizes which he distributed as holiday gifts k During tit Irtt week in January an Important meeting of the Board of Directors of the Catholic KnIghts anil Ladies of America wiUbe held iin Memphis Several of the most pmmin enare Directors and Trustees of the society residents of this city They report area order in a flourishing condition and joying a tantialgrowth t seems like positive prodigality to give some people the benefit of tint doubt Oenerefly we r rerst dsalilloS feruled IiIwe Wont know about peo ktiao rma W f JJi tttttttttt1I1lllll1111I111 Iw 1 mow r SSIGNEES SALE1 I w = Never in the annals merchandising in this city 2have the people been enabled to secure such bargains w- asE we are offering Today and every day next week = E till the entire stock is disposed of there will be opporS = tunities to secure goods at lower prices than ever before =w w w w Buy Xmas I I Toys Nowj= Christmas goods without number Smoking Jackets Li = and House Coats for men House Coats and Bath Robes = E for ladies Elegant Footwear Gloves Ribbons Ties 2= Fancy Leather Novelties Sterling Silver and Gun Metal 3 = Articles A hundred and one Christmas Gifts here fore = less than half what other houses ask H+ w + w Every Article E In Our HouseM w E All our Mens and Boys Clothing Hats Caps Ladies = E Furnishings Furs and Shoes Toys of every sort cut3 = to a fraction of worth to make quick work of the stock= E and pay our creditors what we owe them = NEW MAMMOTH= E 424434 WEST MARKET ST 4 L COIWINGOR Assignee71U1iIf- iliU1111U1UiU1fiUNiiUIUNUIUI iilil l11111111111111111 Sn 1SMITH NIXON I Just Arrived Five Carloads of i Id tt I IS kt I 1 fj Kurtzman l a- As P I 1tVtE 1 6A Pianos8 tE It 7J eE a eYeAi eAeJI 1IeA pera7r For Xmas These Pianos will bet sold on easy payments if desired Also recived a carload of Gibson anosII These Pianos must be seen to be appreciateddw ISMITH NIXON CO 622624 FOURTH AVE IlllrBOOKS e BOOKS o SUITABLE FOR HOLIDAY PRESENTS A Childs History of Ireland illustrated by P W Joyce LLD 125 Miss Erin a novel by M E Francis 125 Correspondence of Daniell OConnell withi Notice of His Lifei and Times by W J Fitzpatrick 2 vol 8vo 300 The Centenary of Catholicity in Kentucky by Hon Ben J Webb 1 vol 8vo 175 000nLife of Dr O A Browns n cloth 8vo 300 With a full line of Catholic and Miscellaneous Books Medallions Calendars and Religious Articles for sale by CHAS A ROGERS232 WEST MARKET STREET GEO J BUTLER itDEALER IN Groceries Producef Fresh Meats and Vegetables CIGKRS HMD TOBHCCO IEenSMITH DUGAN t IIr KdSOf-TIIr ri ntingOrtiwic Hftll1 131 West AUrkt+ I k r L r ii4 1JIwr 1 caLyy t q RELIGIOUS LIBERTY Catholic Church the Promoter and Defender of Rights of Conscience Opposed Coercion and Persecu tion Taught Respect For Free Will ofMen Mngna Chnrta mad American Liberty Fruits of Catholic Influence HISTORY VERSUS FANATICAL FALLA- CEditor Kentucky Irish American 1 desire to publish in the Kentucky Irish American that paper bearing fromI its masthead tHree of the brightest namesI ever catalogued a series of articles upo the great subject of religious toleration to show that the Catholic church has always been the firm consistent and bold advocate of this great doctrine of our constitutionthe magna charta of human libertyA enjoys religious liberty when he posesses the free right worshiping God according to the dictates ofa right con science and of practicing a form of religion most in accordance with his duties to God Every act infringing on his freedom of conscience is justly styled religious intolerance This religious liberty is the true right of every man because it corresponds with a most certain dutyI which God has put upon him A man enjoys civil liberty when he is exempt from the arbitrary will of others and when he is governed by equitable laws established for the general welfare of society So long as in common with his fellowcitizens he observes the laws of the State any exceptional restraint imposed upon him in the exercise of his i rights as a citizen is so far an infringe ment on his civil liberty I here assert i the proposition which I hope to confirm by historical evidence that the Catholic I church has always been the zealous advocate I and promoter of civil and religious i liberty and that whenever any encroachments on these sacred rights of man were I perpetrated by professing members ofII the Catholic faith these wrongs far from being sanctioned by the church were committed in palpable violation of her authority Her doctrine is that as man by his own free will fell from grace so I of his own free will must he return to grace Conversion and coercion are two terms that can never be reconciled They I are utterly incompatible with each other c It has ever been a cardinal maxim in culcated by sovereign Pontius and other I prelate that no violence or undue in fluence should be exercised by Christian c princes or missionaries in their efforts to i convert souls to the faith of Jesus Christ St Augustine and his companions who were sent by Pope Gregory I to England t for the conversion of that nation had the happiness of baptizing in the true 1h faith King Ethelbert and many of his subjects That monarch in the fervor of zeal was most anxious that all his- ssubjects should immediately follow his example but the missionaries admon ished him that he should scrupulously 1 abstain from all violence in the conversion of his people for the Christian religion should be voluntarily embraced Pope Nicholas I also warned Michael 1 King of the Bulgarians against employ 1 ing any force or constraint in the conver tion of idolators The fourth Council I of Toledo a synod of great authority in the church ordained that no one should 1 be compelled against his will to make a profession of the Christian faith Andt be it remembered that this council was 1 composed of all the Bishops of Spain 1 and was assembled in a country and at a time in which the church held almost 1 unlimited sway and among a people who have been represented the most fanati cal and intolerant of all Europe Per haps no man can be considered a fairer representative of the age in which he 1 lived than St Bernard the illustrious Abbot of Clairvaux He was the embodi ment of the spirit of the middle ages t His life is the key that discloses what de gree of toleration prevailed in those days Having heard that a fanatical preacher was stimulating the people to deeds of violence against the Jews as the enemies I of Christianity St Bernard raised his eloquent voice against him andrescued I those persecuted people from the dangers to which they were exposed Not to cite too many examples let me 1 only quote for you the beautifulletter of Fcnelon Archbishop or Cambray ad r dressed to the son of King James II of r England This letter not only reflects time sentiment of his own heart but form- ulizes in this particular the decrees of the church of which he was a distinguished ornament Above all he writes never force your subjects to change their religion No human power can reach the impenetrable recesses of the free will of the heart Violence can never persuade men it serves only to make hypocrites Grant civil rights to all not in approving everything as in different but in tolerating with patience whatever Almighty God tolerates and in endeavoring to convert men by mild persuasion i It Is true indeed that the Catholic church spares no pains and stops at no sacrifice in order to induce mankind to embrace her faith Otherwise she would be recreant to her sacred mission ButII she cornstoexereieanyundue Inu fluenoe in her effort to convert souls It u welt known thatJheSUperloradVi 1 r tagea of our fewiWacmdewite throufk i put the country leadJ many of our dfc ehting brethren to tend theirdaughter to these inetitntioaa Ria also wdl known that so warm ttaa affeettoa Wtbea J to a tic the atmosphere they breathe in the seats their religious teachers so hallowed is of learning that they beg to embrace a religion that fosters so much piety and produces such pure and fragrant lilies Do the Sisters take advantage of this in fluence in the cause of proselytism By no means So delicate is their regard for the religious conscience of their that they rarely consent to have pupilsI young ladies baptised till they tained the free permission of their pal rents or guardians after being thoroughly instructed in all the doctrines of the churchThe church is indeed so intolerant in this sense that she can never confound truth with error nor can she admit that any man is conscientiously free to reject the truth when its claims are convincingly brought home to the mind Many Protestants seem to be very much disturbed by some such argument as this proclainYthey are in the minority When they once suc ceed in getting the upper hand in num bers and power they will distroy this freedom because their faith teaches them to tolerate no doctrine other than the Catholic It is then a matter of abso shouldnnever be allowed to getthis advantage Now in all this there is a great mistake which conies from not knowing in its fullness the Catholic doctrine I shall not lay it down myself lest it seem to have been gotton of for the occasion I quote the great Decanus who is admitted to have been the greatest theologian of his time who taught the doctrine of the schools of Catholic theology at the time when the struggle was hottest between Catholicity and Protestantism He says that religious liberty may be tolerated by a ruler when it would do more harm to the State or to the community to repress- it The ruler may even enter into a compact in order to secure to his subjects this freedom in religious matters andwhen once a compact is made it must absolutely be observed in every point just as every other lawful and honest contract This is the true Catholic teaching on this point according to Secanus and all Catholic theologians and Ecumenical Councils So that if Catholics should gain the majority in a community where freedom of conscience is already secured to all by law their very religion obliges them to respect the rights thus acquired by their fellowcitizens What danger can there be then for Protestants- if Catholics should be in the majority here Their apprehensions are the result of vain fears which no honest mind ought any longer to harbor The church has not only respected the conscience of the people in embracing the religion of their choice but she has also defended their civil rights and liberties against the encroachments of temporal sovereigns One of the popular errors that have taken possession of the minds of some persons in our times is that in former days the church was leagued with princes for the oppression of the people This is a base caiumny WI cia sugut acquaintance with ecclesiasticsl history would soon dispel The truth is the most unrelent ing enemies of the church have been the princes of this world and socalled Christian princes too The conflict be tween church and State lias never died out because the church hiss felt it to beer bounden and imperative duty in every age to raise her voice against the despotic andarbitrary measures of princes And an eminent Protestant reviewer well said I years ago it was a blessing of Providence that there was a spiritual power on earth that could stand like a wall against the tyranny of sovereigns and say to them Thus far you shall go and no farther and here you shall break your swelling waves of passion a power that would say to them what John 1 said to Herod This thing is not lawful 1 for thee a power that pointed the finger ofreproof to them even when the sword I was pointed to her own fair neck and I said to them what Nathan said to David Thou art the man She told princes I that if the people have their obligations 1 they have their rights too that if the c subject must render to Cesar the things 1 that are Caesars Caesar must render to 1 God time things that are Gods J Yes the church while pursuing her I divine mission of leading souls to Gooc has ever been the defender of the peo 1 pies rights St Ambrose Archbishop of Milan affords us a striking instance of the strenuous efforts made by the Catholic church in vindicating the interests 1 of the citizen against the oppression of rulers A portion of the people of 1 Thessalonica had committed an outrage against the just authority of the Em I peror Theodosius The offense of those 1 citizens was Indeed most reprehensible but the Emperor requited the insult offered I to him lby a shocking and dispro 1 portioned act of retribution which has left an Indelible stain upon his otherwise excellent character The inhabitants were assembled together for the ostensi 1 ble purpose of witnessing a chariot race 1 and at a given signal the soldiery fell I upon the people and involved men women and children in an indiscriminate I massacre to the number of about seven thousand Some time after time Emperor I presented himself at the Cathedral off Milan but the intrepid prelate told him that his hands were dripping with the i blood of his subjects and forbade him entrance to the church till he had made all the reparation In his power to the af I flicted people of Thessalonica People I affect to be shocked at the sentence of excommunication occasionally inflicted by time church on evildoers Here is an instance of this penalty Who eau corn plain of it as being too severe It was a salutary ptwirtiuieirt amid the only one that could bring rulers to KNfMleof duty The greatest bulwark of civil liberty theIalsolotthisrJLaJ Jl 1 vide Uifti ties shall be so taxation I withoHt teptwentatfon Who were the framers of this memorable charter Arch i bfctop Ug toe of Castetofjr uxI tfe t I 1111 Rocker Special 1 1 f Ng111N11111111111N1111111111N11111111111111g1111NINN111111 NIIg111N11111111111111111111111111111IqIIN111111111 I l HANDSOME LINE OF ROCKERS- Of which the above is oneII Our Special 250 Rocker I Is a beauty and time bargain of the Holiday season It speaks I pricesNothingWtD GlvEI rrctitd1 r C11E10Ics AHt xforr1iein1 I LEADERS OF LOW PRI- CESSMRAFFOCO I I ml j 321 West Market Street I JJ =21 = = r I i EVERYTHING i iiPERTAININC TO 21 In great quantities and of unque i I tionable quality and the price is lower than the rest TRY US I ii I Mammoth Gro66ru 60rnpanu 21 I Wholesale and Retail Second and Jefferson i I tt9e3S9SSS9SSSS5SS9SSS9SSS9S9S9S9S9S9SSSSS9SSS9S9S9S9 I Catholic barons of England On the plains of Runnymede in 1215 they com pelled King John to sign that paper which was the death blow to his arbitra ry power and the cornerstone of consti tutional liberty Turning to our own country it is with no small degree of satisfaction that we point to the State of Maryland as the cradle of civil and religious liberty and theutand cf the sanctuary Of the thirteen original American colonies Maryland was the only one that was settled by Catholics She was also the only one that spread aloft over her fair lands the glorious banner of libertyof conscience and that invited the Opt pressed of other colonies to seek an asylum beneath its shadow Lest should be suspected of being too partial in my praise of Maryland toleration I shall take all my historical facts from Ban croft a New England Protestant clergy man but a veracious and an impartial historian Leonard Calvert the brother of Lord Baltimore and the leader of the Catholic colony having sailed from Eng Uig in the Ark anti Dove reached his destination on the Potomac in March 1634 The Catholics took quiet posses sign of the little place and religion ob tained a home its only home in the wide world at the humble village which bore the name of St Marys The foundation of the colony of Maryland was peacefully and happily laid Within six mouths it had advanced more than Vir ginia lead done in as many years But far more memorable was the character of the Maryland Institutions Every other in the world had persecuting laws but through the benign administration of the government of that province no person professing to believe in Jesus Christ was permitted to be molested on account of solisuperintending score a dreary wilderness was soon quick ened with the swarming life and activity of prosperous settlements The Roman Catholics who were oppressed by the laws ell England were sure to find a peaceful asylum t in quiet harbors of the BIwereuula1YpicesIi t lettce gratitude and tolerationl f Mary taint waV the abode of happiness ajnd Uberhy Conscience was without re proprietaryig tt every mature I 1 v l 10f the colony required domestic union happy concert between all the branches of government an increasing emigration a productive commerce a fertile soil which heaven had richly favored with I rivers and deep bays United to perfect the scene of colonial felicity Ever in tent on advancing the interests of his colony Lord Baltimore invited the Puritans of Massachusetts to emigrate to Marylandoffering lahds and privileges and free liberty of religion But Gibbons to whom he had forwarded the commission was so wholly tutored in the New England discipline that he would not advance the wishes of the Irish peer and so time invitation Vas declined i Now my fellowcountrymen this is the testimony of Bancroft a Protestant historian of undoubted veracity which stands unimpeached and is unimpeach able What shall I say of the prominent part that was taken by distinguished representatives of time Catholic church in independenceWhat sacrificitmghisIndependence of tine Rev John Carroll afterward the first Archbishop of Balti more the bosom friend of Washington who with his cousin Charles Carroll and Benjamin Franklin was sent by Con cooperatiouof the struggle for liberty of Kosciusko Lafayette Pulaski Barry Montgomery De Steubeu and De iCalb and a host of other Catholic heroes who labored so ef fectually and fought so gallantly in the same glorious cause American patriots without number the church has nursed in her bosom a traitor never Now you see the Catholic church ill thoroughly democratic and demoratic is Cathollc EXCBWIOR IRISH BRIGADE CONTINUED FROM FIRST PAGE of the Confederate RUBS are the bestevi dence what ntann rofmen they were who pressed on to death with the daunt iltssneM ofarace vhich has gained glory on a thousand battlefields and never more richly deserved it than at tbeIfoot of Maryes HelghU on December 12 18 2- Tbeibrave man 1ieaJbut gallant eed8hImmortal will be found thiltMyIfbe t1 j t IC AJAWAAWAICfjI r j LadiesStylish Jackets 298For Ladies black Beaver Cloth Jackets double breasted front with large rolling collar 498 qualityBeaver 598For Ladies extra quality black cutaway Beaver Cloth Jackets made very stylish and very becoming 165For Childreus Novelty Cloth Box Coats trim med with braid worth 275 Colored Dress Goods 25c For allwool Cloth Suitings 35 inches wide in Scotch Mixed effects 35cFor allwool two toned Suiting 38 inches wide in a 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Waterford- It is rumored that the Rev James Crogan will probaby be the candidate for the Grand Mastership of Belfast in succession to the late Dr Kane The National Telephone Company have erected a telephone wire to Howth in connection with the Central Exchange Dublin which will be open for use in the beginning of the new year corporationernment board for permission to grant pensions to the members of the night watch to be disbanded this month- A meeting of Nationalists was held in Merchants quay Saturday night when the selection of the Independent candi dates to contest the ward at the forthcom ing elections was confirmed Mr Cox Was selected in the labor interest At a meeting of the Kingstown branch of the South Dublin Laborers Association it was decided that the members in the West ward should support tlie candi dature of Philip P Hynes and Peter Kennedy at the forthcoming township electionsAn man named Terence Short re siding in the townland of Segahan County Armagh got ill when going home recentlyand was found on the road in the snow scarcely able to breathe lie was conveyed to his home but expired 4almost iimmediately Earl Cadogan Lord Lieutenant of Ire land on November 24 visited the city of Derry to unveil a statue of Queen Vic toria in the guild hall Reports agree that his reception was the coldest re corded in Derry to the representative of c British power in Ireland s At a special meeting of the Carrickon Suir Town Commissioners the following resolution was passed relative to the proposed erection of laborers dwellings in the town That this board realizes the great need that exists for dwelling houses for the working classes but it considers that it is inopportune in these closing days of the boards existence to take action R Intelligence has reached Wicklow of n sad fatality in Roundwood It appears that on Sunday evening December 4 a young man named Behan employed at Keenans Hotel Roundwood while taking some hay off a stable loft accidentally fell into the manger below and broke his neck The deceased had just returned from a funeral in the district a few tuiii u es a ore ie can e It unlime endThe light railway from Kiugscourt to Keady and Armagh so long spoken of is about to be constructed Notice of the intended application for leave to bring in F a bill at time next sitting of Parliament has already been published in the local newspapers in Armagh and it appears that both the Midland Great Western and Great Northern Railroad Companies will join together in carrying out the S undertakingThe of Wallsend had mass offered for the Manchester martyrs Al ten Larkin and OBrien A third mass was said for the martyrs by the Rev Father Walsh the pastor of the Mission 1 The Independent Nationalists of Tyne side commemorated the thirtyfirst anni versary of the judicial murder at Man chester by a supper given at the City of Dublin Hotel South Shields James m Killgullen of Wallsend took the chair and the memory of the martyrs was duly honoredA illuminated address from the parishioners of Rush to the Very Rev Father OHea on the occasion of his appointment as parish priest of Rush in which he was a curate more than twenty years ago is on view in the window of West Son College Green The 1teverend gentleman has always been deeply attached to Rush and he resigned his position as parish priest of Wicklow before his appointment as pastor of Rush where he has been welcomed most enthusiastically It was presented to Father I OHea on December 4 k The United Irish League is spreading rapidly in Ireland New branches are being established every day About sixty branches are in working order the ma jority of course in the West of Ireland Tories and land owners who have vast areas of land upon which bullocks not persons are living have become alarmed and in Cork Unionists and Tories have meetings to denounce William OBrien and the new edition of the old Land LeagueWednesday afternoon December 7 a tire which proved serious broke out in the wine and spirit stores of Messrs James Murphy OConnor Co Dean street Cork The flames spread rapidly and fiercely and the premises were com pletely gutted The timber left of Jfr Magany organ builder which rows to the rear of the destroyed premises Wall aleo included in the conflagration Both stores which contained property to a very valuable extent were but partly insured The Countess of Meath has gone abroad and intends to stay in sunny clinwe until the spring comes round as Vsfcefc unable to winter at home owing to hr fragile health While away Lady MMth however manages to keep in toCk with the numerous benevolent en I t7tiee idtentifiedwith her name and fti that ol Lord Meath The homes for I1 workhouse girls and the Bran em ployment ccjieme in Dublin are at prey ent engaging the attention of this phi lanthropic pair The Brabuon scheme hn beet put Into operation itil Rich o mond asylum where the inmates show wonderful aptness in mastering the van ous handicrafts taught them The Guardians of the South Dublin Uuion have also consented to the introduction of the scheme but the Guardians of the North Dublin Union have the matter still under consideration- For some unknown reason a report has lately been current in Belfast stating that Sir Thomas Liptons America challenge cup yacht the Shamrock is to be fitted with a new kindof sail made of paper and probably manufactured by Messrs Marcus Ward Co This however is not the case Whatever the sails are paper will form no part of their construc tion It is fully believed in Belfast that the Shamrock is to be constructed by Messrs Harland Wolff but so far the plans are not even completed When the yacht will be commenced no one knows On December 6 John E Barry Wex ford son of John E Barry President of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce was the recipient of a very handsome presentation from the officials of the Bishops water distillery of which Mr Barry is part owner as a token of their esteen and respect on the occasion of his forthcom ing marriage with Mrs Loftus Steele widow of the late Major General Steele and daughter of the late Col George Pemberton Pigott Slevoy Castle County Wexford The presentation took the form of a magnificently and delicatelywrought solid silver bowl Saturday a fire broke out in the chem ical portion of Kynochs works in Ark low It originated in the wool and nitre soda dryinghouse and but that the di rection of the wind drove the flames from the works it is almost certain that the fine buildings erected by the Mining Company would be a mass of smoldering ruins The damage consisted of the de struction of the dryinghouse and its contents The loss is covered by insur ance Considerable alarm was felt by the townspeople No loss of life oc lcurredOn Monday evening Rev Radcliffe P Roe who has been for a number of years senior Protestant curate in Tuam was presentedwith a splendid illuminated address and a purse of sovereigns by his numerous friends and admirers at Guys Hotel Tuam The Rev Mr Roe who is going to Killorglin County Kerry during his stay in Tuam had endeared himself to all classes of the community The occasion was remarkable for the unanimity of Catholics and Protestants and members of all sections of politics in bearing testimony to the worth of the recipient of the address and the high tribute paid by the various speakers to his worth as a Christian minister and a kindly Irish gentleman- At the Blackwater Petty Sessions N S Townsend chairman presented Peter Hughes of Mullinary with the bronze medal of the Royal Humane Society for his gallant conduct in saving the life of Sarah McGlone of Mullinary from drowning in a deep draw well It ap pears that Mrs Sarah McGlone who i- siftnCapt Edward McGloner5i cidentally fell into a very deep draw well and Hughes attention being attracted by the noise and shouts he immediately prepared himself to go down Having procured a rope he attached it to his body and with the assistance of some young lads he was immediately lowered down head foremost He succeeded in rescuing the woman and brought her safely to the top for which he was ap plauded by the spectators TREATY OF PEACE The Changes It Will Make in the Political Geography- of the Globe The treaty of peace with Spain was signed last night at Paris says the Sun day world Time American Commission ers will sail for home on Saturday next bringing the document with them No treaty in the past fifty years has wrought such a change as this will make in the political geography of the globe or has been fraught with ultimate consequence so important to the race and to the cause of free goverment The treaty alianates from Spain and puts in the possession or under the pro tection of the United States more than 2000 islands with nearly 200000 square miles of territory and 10000000 of in habitants It makes changes in the map of the world as it has stood for hun dreds of years It will if carried to its logical length effect changes in the fundamental principles and the tradi tional system of our government such as those who founded and those who have developed it into the the greatest power on earth never dreamed of It is likewise the first treaty in the history of the world so far as we are aware which not only does not exact one cent for indemnity to the victors who spent 200000000 in the warbu- which pledges 20000000 to the vanquished for territory which they could not have retained and possession of which they could not retained and possession of which they are not asked to guaranteeEqually remarkable is the treaty for the fact that it contains as the result of a war undertaken in behalf of freedom aaiindependence for an oppressed cote y of Spain a title to the sovereignty the lands and the people of the Philip pine group with their 8000000 inhabi tants on the other side of the globe This ends a war for freedom with a peace of subjugation We set out to free the Cubans We end by taking Spains place as the master of the Filipinos In sending this exraordinary treaty t the Senate it is to be presumed that President BlcKinley will make good the omission in his message and give to the people who must pay the bills and as sume the burdens of these new ventures planifgoYerumentof thathet iit IsML k t0 HIBERNIANS What They Have Been Doing the Past WeekGeneral- News Notes John Sheehy has acceptedlla position with the Louisville Packing Company Division 1 initiatedl one new member and received six applications at its last meeting The members of Division were pleased to have John Henley nt the meeting Tuesday night Division 1 accepted the invitation of their Jeffersonville brethren to attend their annual reception State President Martin Cusick was the recipient of a warm welcome at the IIi bernian Hall Tuesday night Division 34 of Boston is arranging fora grand ball to be given in Paul Revere Hall Mechanics Building February 8 Auxiliary No4 of the Daughters of Erin has been organized in Scranton- Pa by Miss Catherine OHara County PresidentCapt reen entertained the Hibernian Knights at his residence Monday night The members are loud in their praise of his hospitality The members of Division 1 to the number of about thirty partook of an oyster supper after the adjournment Tuesday evening County President John Murphy was a visitor at the meeting of Division 4 Wednesday night lIe delivered an ad dress that was warmly received George W Delaney of Division 50 Boston was one of the victims of the Portland disaster He was buried from Old St Patricks church December 4 George Healyof Company A Hiber nian Knights was very enthusiastic over the showing made by Capt Breen and his men in the Legion jubilee parade Among the notable Hibernians at the last meeting of Division 1 were Thomas Cody and James Spehnau They are two of the most popular men in the division Many of the most farsighted members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians are advocating an increase in the initiation fee Those who can do so shouldsend in their names now Secretary Peter Cusick had his hands full at the last meeting of Division 1 lie is one of the best financiers in the order which to a great extent accounts for the overflowing treasury of his division- A meeting of the County Board will be held tonight at Hibernian Hall Matters of great importance will come before the board for consideration and resident Murphy requests the attendance of all membersA of Division 12 of Boston was meld on Sunday December 4 President Thomas H Maguire presided Charles OFarrell the Celtic scholar read a paper on The Irish in the War of the s 1 Rebellion4 There are numerous inquiries as to what the committees having in charge the St Patricks day and silver jubilee celebrations are doing The Kentucky Irish American will keep its readers ad vised as to the progress made The annual reception and hop of Di vision 3 of Baltimore was held in Wag ners Hall Nearly 400 couple partici pated in the affair which was a pleasing success The hall was tastefully decor ted with American and Irish flags Division 4 meld a largely attended meeting Wednesday night at which two were initiated and eight new applications received President John Hennessy can now boast of being the chief executive of the banner division of this section of the countryThe A O H Division 6 and the Ladies Auxiliary of Dayton Ohio have instituted the beautiful custom of hold ing an annual public service in memory of their departed members The initial service was held in Hibernian Hall and it was most impressive in character A large delegation of Hibernians will pay Rev Father Cunningham the com pliment of attending divine service at Holy Cross church Thirtysecond and Broadway at 1030 tomorrow morning The reverend gentleman is quite a favor ite with the members of this organiz ation John J Rogers the County President installed President James Noonan and Vice President John A Dunn of Division 36 of Worcester Mass Mr Noonan was raised to the Presidency to fill the vacancy made by the resignation of Ulick Clifford and Mr Dunn was elected to fill the place of Mr Noonau as Vice President The Hibernians of Davenport la seem to be progressive brothers A course of lectures of much merit is to be delivered under the patronage of the local divisions when Judge M J Wade of Iowa City tThe7awafike7andt ation wherever delivered 3t is for the people not the student or the lawyer Judge Wade was one of the best orators in the West The second discourse will be delivered in January by Hon M V Cannor of Chicago His subject will be National Exposition and the Anglo Saxon Alliance The other lectures will be by leading orators of the West not yet decided upon There will be a literary and musical programme rendered as a setting for each lecture ACTOR WILL START A HOTEL Joseph Murphy the actor is about to embark in the summer hotel business in New Hampshire Mr Murphy is the latestoventure is only one of a number of enterprises that have made the Kerry Gow worth 2000000 or more Mr Murphy 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