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Th KENTUCKY IRISH AMERICAN l ii VOLUME ILNO 2 LOUISVILLE SATURDAY JANUARY 14 1S99 PRIG FIVE CENTS I MONSIGNOR 1 1t t Vicar General Bouchcts Distin 1 guished Services Fittingly Recognized I t The Cathedral Was Thronged When He Was Clothed with the Purple I Many Visiting Clergymen Tale Part in the Impressive Ceremonies THE HONOR WORTHILY BESTOWED One of the most brilliant as well as impressive ceremonies ever witnessed in Louisville occurred at the Cathedral of the Assumption on Wednesday last when Vicar General Bouchet was invested with the purple and the title of Monsignor The vast edifice was thronged with a brilliant assemblage of people from all parts of the diocese who were present to do honor to the reverend gentleman in his new dignity The ceremonies began at 9 oclock with a procession of church dignitaries headed by fortyfive acolytes bearing lighted candles which proceeded from the Cathedral rectory to the street and thence through the main aisle to the sanctuary nearly one hundred priests participating Upon arriving at the sanctuary Vicar General Bouchet took up his position in front of the Bishops throne He was attired in his purple cassock with a red cincture and wore a purple beretta on his head Owing to the illness of Right Rev Bishop Mc Closkey the ceremony of investiture was performed by the Right Rev Abbot Obrecht of Gethsemane Abbey When the Right Rev Abbot ascended the throne in front of the Vicar General the clergy and acolytes forming a circle around them Rev Father Schuhraann who officiated as master of ceremonies read the Popes letter appointing Father Bouchet a member of his own household a dignity that is conferred in the appoint ment of a Monsignor After the reading of the letter the Abbot blessed the purple nianteletta and presented it to Monsignor Bouchet followed with a4PontUicial- f was J1JJ1 C ethseuiaue- being i the celebrant During the mass an eloquent and able sermon was preached by Very Rev Father Hayes of Bowling Green who took for his subject the duties and dignity of the priesthood during which he paid a high tribute to the truly Christian character of Father Bouchet The music and singing was perhaps the finest ever heard in the Cathedral the regular choir being aug mented by picked vocalists from the leading choirs of the city Upon the conclusion of the mass the clergy were invited to the Cathedral rec tory where an elaborate banquet was spread The menue cards were hand somely gotten up and contained pictures of Father Bouchet and a sketch of his life The banquet was under the super vision of Mrs Charles Smith and the ladies of the congregation who left nothing undone to make the feast an enjoyable one Before leaving time banquet table Rev Father Rock on behalf of the clergy of the diocese of Louisville read an address congratulating Monsignor Bouchet and extolling his many good qualities Father Rock was followed by Father Raffo who arose and presented Father Bouchet with a check for Jt1000 ThisI present was made by the priests of the dioceseIn evening Monsignor Bouchet wasI the recipient of a reception at St Francis Hall from the members of the Cathedral and other congregations Mr James OConnor presided over the assembly making a brief address describing the occasion celebrated This was followed by the rendition by the choir of an ode written for the occasion by Mr Thomas P Walsh the wellknown attorney the words being set to music by Prf Chase as follows Right Rev Monsignor with pleasure we greet you And hail and salute you with joy everyone For truly we feel that the honors that crown you Are laurels befitting your labors well done From dawn until dusk and the shadows- of sunset Youve zealously toiled in Christs vineyard for years Ad now in the calm of lifes beautiful twilight The seed you have sown in the harvest appears The weary and weak and the heavily laden Youve sought and replenished with blessings untold Or followed afar after sheep that were straying And tenderly gathered them into the fold Then this be our wish that new honors may crown you New years may arise and new blessings dsKend And friend ever cherish and love andj surround you And tie yeu illumine your day to thee dn Mr John Doyle next delivered an ad dress in whibh he dwelt upon the high esteem in which Monsignor Bouchet was held by the members of the congregation in demonstration of which he pre seated the reverend gentleman with a I purse containing 650 Speeches were also made by the priests present and several songs sung The evening celebration was concluded with the rendition of My1 Old Kentucky Home by the choir arid thus ended anJevent that will be memorable in the his tory of the Cathedral Monsignor Michael Bouchet was born near Clermont France and is now in his seventysecond year He made his pre paratory studies in his native country coming to the United States in 1853 the year in which he was ordained He came direct to Louisville arid was first sta tioned at St Vincents Union county his parish at that time embracing a part of Southern Illinois There were but few priests in Kentucky in those days but nevertheless there were many sta tions where they said niass From St Vincents he went to St Gregorys Nelson county and thence to this city being stationed at the Cathedral as assistant in 1801 He was made Vicar General of the diocesq in the spring of 1871 and succeeded thelate Father Dunn as pastor of the Cathedral in 1877 the latter having been made President of St Josephs College Bardstown Monsignor Bouchet is an incessant thinker His mind grasps mechanics philosophy theology history and the natural sciences as is well known to many of the leading mechanists of the city and State He has also been the ecclesiastical superior of Nazareth since 1878 and is the administrator of the financial affairs of time Louisville diocese In recognition of his general utility to the cause of religion jini m the diocese he was recently made r 1nsignor by the Pope His new title gIves him no new power or rights for as Vicar General he is second only to the Bishop and superior to every other ecclesiastic inthe diocese He is universally town as gentle peace loving and kindhearted and en joys the respect and confidence of the entire public as well as his congregation SMOKER MEETING The Hibernians of Jefferson County to Be Entertained- on January 24 The IIi ouisville and Jefferson co fitfulI time on t tii Tuesday evening it wi smoker and reception to the mew e the order on the date mentioned above when a hearty reception will be tendered all Hibernians who may accept time invitation and be present There have been given during the past winter months a number of smokers and receptions by various IrishAmerican so cieties and it will be the endeavor of time gentlemen having this one in charge to surpass nil previous ones The State and county officers have been invited to be present and it is ex pected that each of the local divisions will be well represented The programme will include musical and literary exercises and several ad dresses by good orators which will be interspersed with refreshments in abund ance The latter will embrace all kinds The committee having the affair in charge consists of Messrs Thomas Kee nan Thomas Cody John J Keane Tim Sullivan and Michael Collins and they will provide an evenings amusement that will be long remembered This division will some time next spring celebrate the silver jubilee of the organization of the Ancient Order of Hibernians in Louisville on a large scale The preliminary steps were taken atI Tuesday nights meeting when MessrsI Timothy J Sullivan Thomas Dolan Michael Collins James Rogers Timothy Lyons James Barry and Thomas Keenan were instructed to take the matter intoI consideration and report as soon as practicable ST PATRICKS DAY County Board Appoints Com mittees to Arrange for Its Celebration The County Board of the Ancient Order of Hibernians met Monday night in their hall on Market street and transactedI considerable routine business The most important matter to come before the board and one in which our readers are interested was tbat relating to the cele bration of St Patricks day This has been in the hands of the Vice Presidents- of the different divisions for some time who reported in favor of a musical andI literary entertainment to be followedI with a hop After adding several en thusiastic workers to the original com mittee they were authorized to make all1 the arrangements for a fitting celebration of the event The work will be divided between the members who will report the progress made to their respective divisionsThe gentlemen wilt cooperate with the Vise Presidents John Mulloy J Charles Obst N J Sheridan Thomas Kelly andWUliamMcCarthy MASK BALL Monday evening the barbers of the bt11atPhoenlzHill one of the liveliest parties oi the aeaaou 0 r FRANKFORT DentllofCollIcGrathlronrneIb I i I Walks of Life Funeral Was the Largest Seen in Cynthlana For Many Years What Is Transpiring in Capital City Irish Social and Soci ety Circles CANDIDATES FOR THE VACANT PLACE FRANFORT Jan 3Last Sunday morning as day was breaking a just and and all powerful God called to his re ward Col Ed F McGrath Just as the pale mellow tint of the Sabbath morn slowly illuminated the sky the soul of the kindhearted man winged its way heavenward For months he was pros trated with the dread disease that caused his death Col McGrath was probably one of the bestknown men in Kentucky today For years he was a guard at the Ken tucky Penitentiary until the Republicans took control when he resigned When the Democrats took charge he was elected Deputy Warden which place he held at the time of his death He was greatly loved by every convict black and white in the prison Though of rough exterior a kinder herted man never lived Col McGrath as his name indicates was an Irishman and a Catholic and died fortified with the last sacraments of the church ad ministered by Father T S Major of this city The funeral took place in Cynthiana Tuesday morning Father Major of Frankfort conducting the services and it was one of the largest that took place in Cynthiana in years Division No 1 A O H cordially in vite their friends to attend the book reception Wednesday evening January 18 A fine orchestra has been engaged and dancing as well as cards may be in dulged in by those attending Admis sion a book or set of books An enjoy able evening is guaranteed all who attend are candidategalore for tli- lr it 1 hat no appointment will the Commissioners meetf in Per In the meantime the can didates are moving heaven and earth to land the plum It is believed that a prominent young IrishAmerican politi cian of Frankfort can secure the office ifI he so desires Much interest is being taken in the movement to organize a Ladies Auxiliary to the A O H in Frankfort Many of the wives and sisters of the members are very enthusiastic and steps to form an organization will be taken in a few days- C K of A and C K and L of A installed their new officers during the past week The second of the series of euchres given by Y M I No 161 was given last Thursday night and a very enjoyable time was spent by all present- It I is now officially announced that Division 1 A O H will give the fol entertainments Wednesday January 18 a book reception Wednesday January 25 a smoker Wednesday February 1 a progressive euchre Wednesday February 8 grand mask ball This will close the so cial season until after Lent when several entertainments will be given Brother John Hogan the newlyelected County President is one of the most pro gressive mud hustling members of the division It goes without saying that Brother Hogan will work hard for the advancement of the order in Franklin county and many new members will undoubtedly be added to the roll call through Brother Hogans effortsD J M GAELIC WORLD The progress of the Gaelic movement has been such during the past year that it is unnecessary to go into detail to de sCribe it It will be sufficient to briefly mention a few facts The year commenced with the starting of a weekly newspaper devoted to the movement half of which is printed in Gaelic The second annual Oireachtas held in May was a great success and the Peis Ceoil held in Belfast partook more of a Gaelic and national character than instrumentalitya local Feis was organized at Macroon County Cork for the purpose of bringing the daily lives and homes of the people under the influence of the movement which was an entire success and which was followed by similar local festivals in various parts of the country The move ment developed unexpected strength in the County of Monaghan where the Irishspeaking district of Tarney was thoroughly organized The exclusively Irishspeaking terri tory of the Arran Islands was organized py Mr Thos Concannou of Mesuco City who is now establishing a circulating library of Gaelic literature there and this is but a small portion of the im mense amount of work in the Gaelic cause whiflha81Jeen done ytbat patriotic gentleman since his return to hU native lund Tbrouhthe effortsof- MfeAlice L Milligaii iftheJ 8bau van 11 7- LJ IJ i Vocht Mr Patrick OByrne of Killy begs dud others olds Donegal has been thoroughly aroused branches now existing in almost all time Irishspeaking districts and in the towns of that county and the crowning feature of the work in this section and iindeed it might be said of the years w rk in Ireland was the great Aonach T rconaill the con ception of the Rt R y Dr ODonnell Bishop of Raphoe wnich was fully de scribed in our colui ins recently The foundation for drama ic Gaelic literature may be said to have been laid at that great festival The executive of time League has been aggressive in its plans tireless in its efforts and sound in its judgment It has vigorously attacked Spurious doctrines but in contrast to tine practices of others in this direction it has substituted sound doctrines and pointed out the way in which they can be put in effect The League which numbered about forty branches at the beginning of the year comprises about eighty at its close The bequest of th3 late Patrick Mil Hn of New York tbj the movement has become available fore during the year and through this source the League will now have a permanent income in addition to its own resources In America too the progress of the movement hasleen ejually marked The chair of Gaelic in the CatholiC University of America has been filled by a man not only of distinguished attainments as a scholar but of markejd practical ability which he has already shown he intends to devote to the interests of the movement outside as well as inside the Uni versity the Rev Ri haul Henebry PhD The movement f r uniting the vari ous societies inthis fouutry culminated in the establish mentc F the Gaelic League of America at a sure isful convention in New York on November 2 Several new societies have also sp ung up here during the year and during the closing days oi 08 Canada showed unmistakable signs of falling iittcrline- Altogether the yea of 1898 will be as memorable in Gaelic annals as 1708 is in Irish history generally TRINITY OUNCIL An Enthusiasts 3 Meeting and Contract CIo ed For the Summer Outing L Trinity Council YM I held an enthusiastic meeting Monday evening and the hall was filled when President James B Kelly rapped for order Much routim business was tiansacftd + one ppteato1 for etiiellJ x etredatxd Ir l1chaetllcCart IY was uimit tfito mem bershipMessrs Jacob Falzer and Harry Kirch dorfer were reported as being still sick and the death benefit of the late William Hulsekatnp was ordered paid The work of the degree team uuder the Captaincy of Henry Struby was complimented by President Kelly and the large number present Messrs Danaher Burleigh Rittman and Garvey were appointed a committee to confer with the Ladies Auxiliary after which John Hennessy was added to the Executive Committee the Council Besides the foregoing the officers were ordered to close a contract for the summer outing of Trinity Council which will this year be held at Fern Grove On Wednesday evening the Council gave a very pleasant euchre the man agemeut of which was in the hands of John Sullivan Adam Schneider and John Hennessy and those present spent a thoroughly enjoyable evening There were twentyfive tables and the first prize for ladies was awarded to Miss Prudentia Kelty while Harry Soete captured the one for gentlemen The con solation prizes went to Miss Anna Daly and Henry Rittman After the euchre and vocal and instrumental music dan ciug was indulged in All the members are requested to be present at the next meeting and visitors from other councils are always heartily welcomed at the sessions of Trinity TELEGRAPHING IRISH The Irish Postoffice officials have oc coniplished a feat which deserves more than passing recognition There has just been concluded at Letterkenny County Donegal an Irish festival which lasted for a week It was decided by the promoters that the occasion should be taken advantage of for encouraging time revival of the Irish language An Irish language congress was held and numer ous speeches were delivered in the ancient tongue of the Gael These addresses were reported the next day in the Free mans Journal in Gaelic characters and how this was done is noteworthy The Irish Telegraph Department recognizing the Gaelic nature of the fes tival sent down to Letterkennya Wheat stone staff of nine men under Mr Don nelly of Belfast with two instruments and an Irishspeaking operator Mr Hatpin a Gore man was included to deal with the Gaelic A Gaelic telegraph ist was also put at the receiver in Dub Unand the Letterkenny staff when dealing with the first section of the work in Irish not knowing of the special ar rangements at the General Postoffice made inquiry if the words were accu rately received and were rather sur prised to receive a satisfactory answer in Gaelic across the wire The workwas sent rapidly and accurately and the IrisH telegraphists engaged in it are to be complimented on the capacity they displayed to meet theemergency o i The criminal Judge n ybea man of few words but he is not always a man Of tortmaentencee Lu JOLLY TIMES The Irish American Will Hold Its Reunion Next Thurs day Night EntelItI iI tcrIand Sm Prominent Business and Professional Men Expected to Participate THESE SOCIETIES BECOMING STRONG The meeting of the Kentucky Irish American Society Thursday evening will undoubtedly be one of the largest in the history of the organization owing to the fact that several important changes in the constitution and bylaws are to be acted upon It is also expected to adopt laws which will enable the society to be of greater benefit to its members whether fortu nately or unfortunately situated and act as an inducement to many others to join itsranksCircular notices have been sent to the members notifying them of the foregoing and also to a number of persons recently elected to membership There are many of the latter to be obligated- At the lost meeting it was decided to depart from the customary routine and diversify the proceedings by serving Roman punch and cigars of which there will be an abundance to those present The matter is in the hamds of President Keenan and Vice President Mike Law ler which renders it unnecessary to say anything more on the subject The membership of this society em braces some of the leading business and professional men of the city and it has been stated that a number will be called upon to make short talks between the rounds of punch and cigars There will be no charges and President Tom Kee nan expects to preside over an immense gathering When President Hennessy called for order at the meeting of Division 4 Ancient Order of Hibernians last Wednesday evening titer a t atterideHceofmembe augmen tT by timetj candidates Among t were noted Messrs lI war a on John E OSullivan Robert Creedon Fergus Kennedy H B Swain William Phelan Eugene Sullivan and James Laven After hearing the yearly reports of the officers which showed the division to be in a flourishing condition the claims of those who are on the sick list were al lowed and a great deal of routine busi ness transacted The announcement of the death of John J McGrath was received with profound sorrow and appro priate resolutions adopted Mr Thomas Hines a popular member of the division who had been ill for some time past was warmly greeted by membersWhen order of new business was reached it was determined to give a smoker with refreshments and vocal and instrumental music at the next meeting which takes place on Wednesday evening January 25 This division has become famous for its hospitality and the Entertainment Committee will endeavor to surpass anything heretofore undertaken Time announcement of the emblem con test inaugurated by the Kentucky Irish American was greeted with applause and a number of candidates were en tered When the hour of adjournment arrived the doors were found to be locked This was for the purpose of holding a short social session in order to introduce in itiated members Refreshments and pipes had been generously donated and for two hours a most thoroughly enjoya ble time was had Several short talks were indulged in and many anecdotes relatedThe surprise of the hour was the ex cellent singing of one of the new mem bers Mr Fergus Kennedy who possessesI an excellent voice and knows how to use it lIe sang several songs which created great merriment and were loudly ap plauded Mr Mike Welch entertained his hear ers with a couple of Irish songs while Con Hallihan guarded the door andl George Shea Harry Brady George Flalnff and President Hennessy keptl themselves busy serving the refreshments Before the meeting adjourned six new applications were received and referred which insures a large initiating classI for the next meeting HEPTASOPHS Messrs Michael Collins George Hel mick George Healy and Chas feather man are procuring names to be placed on an application for a charter for a new conclave of the Improved Order ofr Heptasophs a popular fraternal insur ance society The new conclave will be instituted about the middle of February and will hold its meetings in Hiberniani Hall The gentleman having the mat ter in hand have already thirty names and expect to double the number rWork is natures physician but inottl people prefer same other doctor aa enc RUDOLPH DEPPEN A New Man in Life Insurance Noth ing Too High So He Climbed to the Sun Among the many enterprises under taken in Louisville during the post ten years none stands more conspicuous than the Sun Life Insurance Company With its origin among home people backed by home capital and enterprise and steered to success by an enegy al most phenomenal aided by personal in tegrity and high aims the Sun Life Insurance Company has gained a position iiecond to none and bids fair to obtain the place that its name implies the Sun the center of our system the lifegiving healthgiving medium of our universe the comforter and solace of all our ills on earth It is to the Sun Mr Deppen aspires and where he will find his success There is hardly any one better known in this city than Mr Rudolph Deppen During a great deal more than a half a century his family has been spendingand giving freely for the good of the town never doubtful of its future their faith never faltering in its ultimate supremacy and the high destiny of the Grand Old Commonwealth lie has been highly educated has traveled extensively from the Pacific coast to Eastern Europe and his varied experiences have been of the greatest service to him lie numbers his friends among the highest and the lowest the rich and the poor the old and the young and it is his boast that he has no better friends anywhere in the world than the best friends of every onetime Little Sisters of the Poor We believe that no man in Louisville can or will make a more genuine suc cess of the life insurance businessthat thing which in trouble or pecuniary difficulties is so great a comfort to every heartthan Mr Rudolph Deppen and with this commendatroy notice we hope that he wilt attain to the very highest pinnacle of success in his new venture the one to which his whole life will be devoted His friends are our friends and we sincerely hope that our friends will never be less than genuine friends to Rudolph Deppe- nFATHER OSULLIVAN His Silver Jubilee to Be Celebrated at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament I t I o e I else Sac rament of this city The members of the congregation arc making the necessary arrangements for the event which will be inaugurated with a soleum high mass There is general regret that the rever end gentleman will not be here to par ticipate in the exercises Father OSulli van is at present at Los Angeles Cal where he has been for the past three months on account of illhealth His parishioners and admirers throughout the city will be gratified to learn that he is being benefited by the change of climate and hopes are entertained that it will not be long before he is able to resume his pastoral duties A number of prominent citizens are actively engaged in an effort to provide for a suitable souvenir of the occasion and a handsome purse will undoubtedly be forwarded to the jubilarian while he is still in California DEATH OF AN IRISH NATIONALIST The death of James Power a well known and respected Irishman in Lon don will be sincerely regretted by ids many friends and admirers in the old land Mr Power went to London when he was only eleven years old but the tra ditions of Irish nationality were deeply rooted in his heart and for that reason instead of being anglicized he was one of the most devoted and enthusiastic of Irish Nationalists He took part in every Irish movement front the days of OConnell up to the time of his death He was a prominent 67 man and his vigorous character as dn Irish politician of the revolutionary type may be seen from the fact that he excited the close attention of Scotland Yard When Parnells great movement was started Mr Power be came a very pronounced follower of the chief to whom he clung with unswerv ing fidelity down to the end So far back as 18G4 he presided at a meeting of the Chelsea branch of the National Brother hood In London on the occasion when a resolution was passed to give assistance to James Lawless a gallant 08 man then 103 years old who was compelled to enter the Carlow workhouse Mr Power was interred in Kensal Green where many other Irish patriots sleep the sleep that knows no waking LORD RJPON ON HOME RULE Lord Ripon in a speech recently al luded to the Irish question He said the remedy for existing evils and defects was home rule as introduced by Glad stone It was noted policy for the ex elusive interest of Ireland but was one calculated to promote the best interests of the empire Local selfgovernment in some respects had certainly been an im provement but the only settlement of the Irish question wan home rule It was a wise and a judicious policy to pursue in the interests of Great Britain I Some men go abroad to complete their education and others marry for the same purpose 7tl 0 VANDALISM Church of St Louis Bcrtraml Entered hyThiovcs Tues day Night They Loot the Poor Boxes and Deface the Beautiful J ble Altar No Clew to the Miscreants Who Committed the Dastardly Decd LOSS WILL AGGREGATE ABOUT 800 tr One of the greatest outrages in the his tory of the city was perpetrated between Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning last when some unknown miscreants broke into the Dominican church on Sixth street for the purpose of robbing the sacrededifice The act of the vandals was not known until Wednesday morning when one of the Christian brothers went to ring the Angelus preceding the morning services While going through the church he ob served a dark cloth upon one of the altars He immediately reported the matter to the Prior Rev Father Logan when the two made an investigation first discovering that the boxes containing the contributions to be devoted to the poor of the congregation had been robbed of their contents next a lot of tools were found near the main altar together with a candle and two old cloaks which had evidently been used to hide the light of the caldle The handsome marble altar was found to have been badly defaced by chipping it with a hatchet and chisel The massive gold ostensorium was also badly battered and several valuable jewels had been wrenched from their settings The outer door of the tabernacle was prizedopen amidan attempt had been made to blow open the inner steel door where the host and other valuables are kept For some reason this was unsuccess partiatly hole had been drilled in the door and the keyhole had been filled with powder The drawers and cupboards containing deafly vestments were thoroughly t cred vessels were demolished arid POO damage was done to the prop erty of the church Detectives are at work upon the case and it is the hope of all classes of people that the perpetrators of the dastardly deed may be speedily apprehended and severely punished disgracedbywho would rob or desecrate a church edifice of any denomination should be confined in the penitentiary and deprived of all freedom UNEXPECTED DEATH ti Mrs John Featherstone Ex pires While Alone In Her Room With sincere regret we announce the death of Mrs Kate Featherstone which sad event occurred Thursday while her husband Mr John Featherstone of the Ohio Valley Telephone Company was absent from the city on business Mrs Featherstone had been ill for some time but her condition was not considered serious Thursday she failed to appear at her usual hour and when a servant went to her room the lady was discovered to be dead Her death cast a gloom throughout the vicinity in which she lived where she was held in the highest esteem and the bereaved husband has the sympathy of a large circle of friends and acquaintances THE KAISER HONORS AN IRISHMAN We notice by the Daily Malta Chronicle that the German Emperor oh the occasion of his recent visit to Malta con ferred the Medaille Zuni Roeniglich Prens Sischen KromenOrden Medal of the Royal Order of the Crown on Mr Patrick Casey steward to Admiral Sir c John O Hopkins of the Ramillies flag ship of the Mediterranean fleet Our young fellowcountrymari who has been made the recipient of this distinguished and muchcoveted imperial decoration is one of the four sons now serving in the navy of Mr Patrick Casey at present employed in the customs Dublin Mr Casey Sr who has also served in the navy is n native of Kilfinane County Limerick where his family are well known Many old friends and neighbors in the historic Limerick town will be pleased to learn of the honor done his son A series of meetings have been held in Kings county by the Nationalist electors for the purpose of selecting candidates and organizing the districts Those held in Birr culminated in one of much importance and gave the keynote to the rest the vast preponderating majority under the advice in every instance of their clergy deciding to contest and if possible capture every seat for candidates pledged to the support of the home rule cause and the claims for a Catholic university L Y i rI T oNTUOKY IR sx Ar2 RIOAN KENTUCKY IRISH flMERIGM 1111111111INIIII1NII Devoted to the Moral and Social Advancement of all Irish Americans wIILIAM JMC HIGGINS i ii1 iieiier SUBSCRIPTION PRICE ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR SINGLE COPY yc Entered at the Louisville Postolflce 09 SecondClass Matter k Address all Communications to the KENTUCKY IRISH AMERICAN 326 West Greta Street LOUISVILLE KY SATURDAY JAN 14 18991 GRAND OFFER The Kentucky Irish American for the purpose of increasing its circulation and enlarging its field of usefulness has made arrange ments whereby it can furnish its r subscribers the most desirable pre mium offered by any newspaper this year i For a short time we will be able to supply our readers with lifesize 4crayon portraits 16x20 inches fin in the highest style of the art together with the paper for one year for the small price of two dollars These portraits will be I made and finished by one of Louis villes finest artists and will prove a handsome addition to any home Remember that this offer is only r chanceFthat may not present itself soon again If you want a really first class handmade portrait of some dear friend this is your opportu nitySatisfaction is guaranteed in all fcases otherwise the order will be void Just think of itll The Ken tucky Irish American the only firstclass paper of its kind printed in this section of the country and a fine lifesize crayon portrait for I only two dollars I The same pic tures could not be procured else where for less than double that sum of money FALSE ECONOMY roThe most disastrous curse that can befall any community is an economical Legislature wli only wea of ewnomylSiff expenses the greater the reduction the more expense saved the tax payer and the more expense saved the greater the prosperity They are so wedded to the adage that a dollar saved is a dollar made they are blind to the fact that too fre quently the result is a dollar saved is thousands of dollars lost and sometimes irretrievable loss and bankruptcyKentucky is worrying under some of the legislation of our Legislature controlled by this economical clement and notwithstanding only a small part of their economic legislation became effective it is enough to put the entire business affairs of the State in a condition of uncertainty and anxiety as to the future Since our Kentucky r economists take for their model the Tennessee solons who have controlled that State for years and worked the II economy racket for all it is worth a review of results e may prove interesting One of the bon mot ideas of the economists is to mike every depart ment as nearly as possible selfsus taining and thereby relieve the State of the burden of its support The one department that usually attracts their attention and best efforts is that of the prisons and charitable institutions and this is the one on which the Tennessee economists now base their claim of success Governor Taylor in his message shows that the convicts of the State by being worked in the mines have ceased to be an ex pense and for their labor the State received in 1898 229500 a net profit of 35500 as against a deficit of 109000 in 1896 and a deficit of 43000 in 1897 This certainly looks well and we may expect some one of our Kentucky economists taking it for his cue to urge more I extensive and profitable employ went for our convicts But turning to the other side of the ledger the finances of the State the economy does not seem 1tohave yielded a profit The same if 4q economist who succeeded in re ri 1 lieving the State of Tennessee of the cost of supporting her convicts and turned 35500 into the treas ury extended and increased tax assessments until citizens appealed and successfully to the Federal Courts to restrain the tax collector and increased the State taxes from 20 to 30 cents on the Ioo5o per cent The taxpayer evidently has not profited much if the State has And the State as Governor Taylor shows despite the profit from the convict labor the vastly enlarged assessment and the 50 per cent increase in the tax rate has had to borrow money to pay current expenses and interest on its in creased bonded debt of over 16 000600 and in the past few years has accumulated a floating debt of over 850000 So then we really have a very different result Profit from convicts 35500 i floating debt due by State 850000 net loss 814500 Governor Taylor recommends that this deficit of 850000 be funded and added to the bonded debt increasing it to 17000000 which means a larger deficit for interest or heavier taxes The result has certainly not been very profitable except to thecon vict contractors nor is the prospect very encouraging to the tax payers of Tennessee What other result could be ex pected The principal industry of Tennessee is her coal and iron mines and upon its growth depends employment and commerce for her 5 y a C r = r p 1 J JL 1 of the States revenue Under pri vate management capital was in vested progress made free labor earned wages which were expended for houses food clothing and the many things essential for the sup port of themselves and families all of which brought money into the State to increase its trade develop its resources build towns and roads enhance values of property in creasing the aggregate of assess ments and the revenues of the State without increasing the tax rateThis private capital could not compete with convict contractors any more than free labor with con vict labor The mine operators have taken their capital and with the free miners and their families have left the State The convict contractors pocket all the profits make nothing but necessary and temporary improvements spending most of their money outside the State and pay practically no taxes the mining towns where the free miners spent their money are now convict camps where there is no demand for homes food clothing stores churches schoolsno fami lies no business no demand for any of the necessaries of lifethe hundreds of convicts being housed fed and clothed by contractors who buy in large quantities where they can buy cheapest The value of all mining and surrounding proper ty as well as that dependent upon the mining industry for trade and profit necessarily depreciated manufactures and commerce allied with mining have suspended withdraw ing their capital and dismissing their employes and the State has lost more in assessed values the products of free labor and commer cial capital than even an extraordi nary assessment and 50 per cent increase in the tax rate can balance There could be no other result when reidrivensited in no matter what profits U I the convict system may yield the uq1 r inevitable result to the State will be bankruptcy The Duke of Argyll now in his seventysixth year still wields a caustic pen His letter about his quondam allies in the derelict Liberal party says the Independent will not tend to regain him the affection of either Lord Rosebery or Sir William Harcourt whom he describes as very inferior statesmen to those two legal luminaries the late Lord Selborne and Lord James of Hereford The venerable Duke is recognized as by far the greatest orator in the Unionist party and it may not be uninteresting to remind our readers that he is the last sur vivor of the Cabinet responsible for the Crimean war the last but one being his old colleague the late Mr Gladstone The CourierJournal is hard to understand Since the close of the late war it has advocated almost every measure favored by the Brit ish Government yet the other day it opposed the reduction of the war tax imposed on the American brew ers on the ground that a reduction would add to the profits of British owned syndicates There are no Britishowned breweries in Louis ville Burdensome taxation may place them in the hands of an Eng lisp syndicate This may be one of the methods of our Britishalliance neighbor to accomplish that result With smokers receptions and stag socials the members of various IrishAmerican societies are having a jolly winter The one for next Thursday night promises to be a corker Divisions i and 4 of the Ancient Order of Hibernians will also provide many new diversions for their members and guests on the occasion of their social meet ings on the evenings of January 24 and 25 respectively William OBrien is doing great work for the United League in Ire land Elsewhere will be found his recent Galway speech crowded out of t ek issue in which he fonts and makai s that if followed an carrie ou will compel the recognition of Irelands rights by the British Government As stated in these columns some time ago while our contemporaries were selling the franchise stock holders and players the Louisville ball club will be found doing busi ness at the League park when the season opens stronger than ever Let us hope the management will receive the support it deserves The daily papers will not enhance the morale of Louisville journalism by following the course pursued during the past few weeks Bill ingsgate and vituperation will not constitute argument or effect any change of public sentiment The Democratic minority appears to be in the saddle in this city just now The question has been fre quently asked Are they trying to again place the city government in the hands of the Republican party We give it up Several candidates were this week entered in our Hibernian emblem contest It is open to all Cutout the coupon and vote for your favorite The contest is open to all members The Typographical Union is now after the Midland Review and Free Press We would like to see those publications flying the union label The friends of Committeeman John Dunlap are jubilant over his victory at the Lexington meeting lof the State Central Committee The Gubernatorial race will soon be on When the field is made np we will endeavor to select the man best suited for the high office If caught the parties who robbed ai church in this city this week should be made to suffer the full penalty of the law There are a great many persons who have not subscription Now in the time to do Son 11 Mr E Fitzgerald has been spending the week in New York City Mr C II Donohue of Mt Sterling was in the city Tuesday and Wednesday The condition of Michael Ward noted last week is still regarded as serious Mr Alex Walker of Fifteenth and Main is seriously ill with pneumonia John Doolan is confined to his resi dence on Churchill street the result of illness TMr William N Sweeney of Owens boro has been spending several days in this city Hon George H1 Alexander and wife have been the guests of Judge Holt and family at Frankfort this week Mr William McGrath with the L N is rejoicing over the arrival of a daughter at his home last week LMr David M Smith has resumed his position with the Illinois Central after an enjoyable visit with friends in Nashville Mr Pat Hopkins of West Jefferson street who has been ill of the grip for the past two weeks is again able to be about Mr and Mrs fcartin Burke of Hill street are entertaining a lovely little girl at their home She arrived with the new year tli Michael Mitchell of Seventh and Jarvis avenue has recovered from his re cent illness and resumed his position with the L N Mr and Mrs William Spellman of 1128 Zane street are entertaining a beautiful Ifttle girl who arrived at their home this week Mr and Mrs George Kavanaugh who have been spending the past three weeks with Mrs M F Rickman left for their home last Sunday Miss Katie Healy who has been spend ing the holidays with relatives in Jeffer sonville returned to Ann Arbor Mich to resume her studies Patrick Fitzgerald with the firm of Byrne lk Speed has entirely recovered from his recent attack of the grip and returheioriwpOTft The many friends of Mr Peter Schork will be surprised to learn that he is to shortly wed a popular West End young lady residing on Duncan street William Ansbro employed by the Peter Burghard Stone Company is seriously ill at his home on Oldham street suffer ing from a severe attack of grip Michael Welch of Eleventh and Mon roe has returned to his position with the Illinois Central railroad after suffer ing from a severe spell of sickness George Gillespie employed by Alex Walker Fifteenth and Main has recov ered from an attack of the grip which confined him to the house for over a weekM iJ Palmer of Twentyfifth and Bainbridge streets who has been ill since before Christmas is reported as convalescent and will soon be able to be out again Col and Mrs James P Donahue of Davenport returnedfrom a short visit to French Lick and were the guests of Mr and Mrs Charles Hennany during the week Mrs Barry of High street one of the bestknown ladies in West End circles is suffering from a severe attack of rheumatism and her condition is regarded as quite serious Mike ODonnell whose illness was reported last week is now reported out of danger aud his physicians say that it will not be long before he will be able to resume business A Knockers Club was organized at Dr C F Meltons drug store last Mon day evening with a membership of twelve Steve McElliott was unani mously chosen President William Deely an employe of the L N lens been confined to his home on Dumesnil street with an attack of the grip His friends will be gratified to learn that his condition is not serious There are many queries especially from the ladies of Jim Sexton asking him if he is going to take part in a mins trel entertainment It is all on account of the collar he has been wearing lately William Lincoln of 1501 Bank street wellknown in IrishAmerican circles in the West End who has been confined to his home for the past two weeks from an attack of rheumatism is still in a se rious condition Thomas J Shelton the popular cash ier at the Illinois local office has returned from a protracted visit to relatives in Covington Tenn He also made an extended Southern trip which greatly benefited his health The friends of Mist Etta May Gardner and Mr Willis H dNeal were pleased- to learn of their approaching marriage which wilt take ptao February ot the brides home The wedding will be a JJ4 Pvery quiet affair only the families being present The bride is the daughter of I Mr James A Gardner the lettercarrier The many friends and acquaintances of Officer Frank Dignan will regret to learn that his condition is now very ser ious and but little hope is entertained of his recovery He has been confined to his home for the past three months Mr Dignan is known as one of the most popular and efficient members of the Police Department The marriage of Miss Lila Louise Gra ham and Mr Thomas A Bohon was solemnized Tuesday afternoon the Cathe dral of the Assumption by Monsignor Bouchet The bride was gowned in im ported satin brocade trimmed in real lace There were six bridesmaids After the ceremony Mr and Mrs Bohon left for the South and upon their return will beat home at the Fifthavenue Hotel It is announced that Mr Dan lIar nedv one of the bestknown and most popular Hibernians in the city will be married before Lent to one of the loveli est young ladies in the West End Mr Harnedy has been with the Illinois Cen tral Railroad Company for years having worked himself up from the position of office boy to a responsible clerkship The young lady is to be congratulated on her selection of a life partner Mr and Mrs Edward Iroctor gave a delightful euchre last Tuesday evening at their residence C15 West Market street Among those present were Mr and Mrs John Brennan Mr and Mrs George B Root Misses Lily Wigg Mollie Showe Mayme Short Nora Finn and Lily Fish Messrs Gus Earle Tom Backe John Tael and Bryan OLynn After the euchre the little boy comedian Master Brud Proctor entertained the com pany with eccentric dancing and singing The Cornia Euchre Club was hand somely entertained last Tuesday evening by Miss Mary Kelly at her home 1119 Maple street The prizes were captured by Misses Anna McFarland and Maggie Godfrey Mr J Charles Obst and Thomas OBryan Among those present were Misses Mary Long Nellie Long Agnes Laven Agnes Sheridan Lizzie Murphy Mary Kelly Mary Godfrey Maggie God frey Josie Godfrey Belle Kennedy Anna McFarland Messrs George Fla hiff William Phelan Thomas OBryan Otto T Griggs George A Shea J Charles Obst James Laven Clarence Borders Thomas Malone Patrick Walsh James Brady The marriage of Miss Mamie Puchs an Mr John Zehnder was solpm iif Llday morning at St ViS church on Shelby and Od bride wore a beautiful gowntinand carried a bunch of roses Miss Belle Fuchs sister of the bride was maid of honor and Mr Louis Zehnder was best man Miss Fuchs is the daughter of a prosperous farmer on the Bardstown road and Mr Zehnder a member of the firm of Zehnder Zehnder stock traders Mr and Mrs Zehnder have gone to St Louis on their bridal trip to remain for ten days On their return they will be at home to their friends at Zehnders Hotel on the Bardstown road One of this seasons pleasantest suprise parties was that tendered this week toI Miss Belle Delaney daughter of Officer Martin Delaney the occasion being her birthday Among those present were Misses Belle Delaney Bridgie Stanton Mamie Cook R Stanton Maggie De laney Minnie Roach Bridgie Grimes L Bender L Metback Katie Kearns K Parlin M Welch and Mackey Messrs G Smith T Lessler F Smith S Meyers W Meyers M McClain J Delaney H Metback M Parlin H Fetnick P Stan ton J Kinnarney M Delaney Morgan Coon M Grimes J Burns Mr and Mrs James Kinnarney Mr and Mrs L Coon Mr and Mrs Walter Grines Mr and Mrs William Grimes Mrs A Schmitt Mrs Thomas Stanton and Mrs HMeyers During the evening an elegant supper was served Several pleasing solos were sung by Miss Belle Stanton and Mr Mike Mc Clain One of the grandest amateur theatrical events of the season will be the produc tion of the famous tragedy Cartouche the French Robber by the Pauline Dramatic Club at Music Hall Washing tons birthday for the benefit of St Augustines church It will be the first production of this noted tragedy in the United States The Pauline Dramatic Club is composed of the best amateur talent in the city St Augustines church is in very great need at the present time and it is hoped that all will aid the cause which is a very good one Several beau tiful prizes will be given to the ticket sellers The person cashing the largest amount of money over 25 will receive a handsome gold watch the second a very fine music box the third a diamond ring and the fourth a gold writing case Any person wishing to compete for the prizes may do so by sending their names and addresses to Joseph E Hill 528 East Breckenridge street Joseph E Hill will be seen in the lead ing role of Cartouche the French Rob ber assisted by Messrs Thomas Clines James Carroll Joseph Creagh Thomas Hamilton John McCrocklin Henry Kleier Thomas Kennedy and Thomas J Nolan Miss Mary E Hoertz will take the leading part as Louise assisted by Misses Maggie Hoertz Rosa NIehoff and Clara Volz All who attend this en tertainment will be sure to get theit moneys worth Here is a good chance to do a charitable act Some people prune their genealogical tree by cutting their poor relations ar l- I r t l IiII IHIt r j PA A A IHI A I If AI H A fr d EMBLEM CONTEST N- aroroiro irorororoiwfWho IIs the Most Popular Hibernian I Two handsome Emblems of the Ancient Order of ft d Hibernians will be awarded by the Kentucky Irish ff i American to the members receiving the highest num d- a J ber of votes these coupons only to be used for ballotsI f- b3 t d l 1- J 1111 d Record the Candidate on the First Line Division on the Second tJI- Wf rYft S 4 A w b 4 b 4r I t HON A H CHARLTON Announces Himself a Candi date for ReElectlon to the Legislature In another column of this issue will be found the card of lion Albert H Chad ton announcing himself a candidate for reelection to the Kentucky Legislature from the Seventh Louisville district comprising the Eleventh and Twelfth wardsMr Charlton has had a long legislative experience He was elected a member in 1887 again in 1891 serving until 1895 He was again a candidate in 1897 and iis still the Representative from the Seventh district He has never been defeated and his Democratic friends say that with him as their standardbearer victory is assuredAt time of Mr Charltons election to the Legislature he was a member of the Typographical Union of this citv and during his legislative career he has been u consistent and earnest advocate of all measures calculated to improve the condition of the working people of the State HeJutradtittfiMifSras instru rotecting ling the goods brought a e He is anxious to have a law enacted creating a Bureau of Labor Statistics and compelling the employment of union men on all State work The forme- measure was reported favorably last year but failed of passage because of the many bills ahead of it and the shortness of the session The foregoing will be amon- I the first to be presented when the next I Legislature meets Mr Charlton will make his race on the Chicago platform and will support Joe Blackburn for United States Senator from Kentucky As yet he has no avowed oppositionPAUL KRUQERS COUNSELLOR The personal adviser and man who stands nearest to President Paul Kruger is Peter Gillingham an Irishman He enjoys the possession of several valuable concessions and franchises and has the distinction of being called upon more often by Oom Paul for advice than iis any other resident of the Transvaal His motto is I owe allegiance only t Ireland He speaks Dutch like a native and made himself popular with Presi dent Kruger by an offer to raise a regi ment of Irishmen at the time of Jameson- raid s and oppose the precipitate Scotch manPeter Gillingham is the politicall boss of the South African Republic He iis consulted by nearly all the members o the Rand in both the Progressive and Conservative parties advises the Execu tive Council and is a persona grata with President Kruger who treats him as hi most intimate friend Mr Gillinglia- has been in Johannesburg thirteen years and carries on the rather commonplace business of baker but has made a for tune from the concessions the President has granted him Though born under the British flag Gillingham expresse- himself as opposed to it and that is one of the secrets of his popularitx with Kruger He holds no position other than justice of the peace and poses as strictly neutral between the various par ties In this capacity Kruger accepts his advice on the most important matters and gives concessions in return Gillingham lately concluded a contract with the Government to erect cold stor age warehouses sufficient to contain 25 000 beeves President Kruger was prompted to the construction of these buildings by the rumor that England might sieze the seaport and cut off the source of supplies but with these pro visions he would feel safe Gillingham says he expects at some day when he has made more of a fortune to return to Ire land and live again among his friends LIPTONS YACHT Sir Thomas Lipton has entrusted the building of his new yacht the Shamrock to an English firm and the competitor for the great yachting trophy the American cup will it is stated be built on the banks of the Thames It had been ex pected that the yacht would have been built by the Queens Island workers 10 Iu IRISH SOCIETYDIRECTORYA DIVISION 1 Meets TuesdayPresidentEdward Clancy Vice PresidentThomas Dolan Recording SecretaryL D Perranda 132TwentiethTreasurerJohn Mulloy DIVISION 4 Meets on the Second and Fouth Wednes day Evenings of Each Month HennessyViceLynchRecorlingSecretaryThomasJKelly Financial SecretaryGeorge Flahiff 420 East Gray street Treasurer Harry Brady IMPORTANT JTO HIBERNIRNS The members of Division 1 A O Hare requested to be present at the next 24Theentertain serve resreshments of all kinds PresidentL THEATRICALS Tire Gay Matinee Girl has been one of the real New York hits its last season through America was a succession of successes and this year it has been univer sally pronounced brighter and better than ever This splendid musical and comedy production will be at the Avenue next week with those wellknown enter tainers Monroe and Hart and Mattie Vickers in the cast Col Meffert and the Temple Theater presenttopopular plays ever produced on the American stageRip Van Winkle made famous by Joseph Jefferson This tgfnt tjlaw has uvrti Hucu jUt otr AID stage here at popular prices 2 a seat being the prevailing price and as the Meffert Stock Company only gives good TempleTheater andrfinished performance of Rip Van Win kle In addition to the regular com pany Louisvilles two favorites Stella thegdaughter Special repre senting 1703 have been ordered here from the East This should prove the banner week of the season and no surprise would be expressed if this play were to have a two weeks run Seats are being sold very rapidly and those waiting too late in the week may fail to witness one of the finest theatrical events of the year We commend this weeks bill to all our readers With the usual number of vaudeville novelty acts and burlesque sensations Fred Irwins Majestic Burlesquers will begin a weeks engagement at the Buck entero tainment is made up into two parts begin ning with the vaudeville acts which newsfirst appearance and only act of its kind in America the eight Ragger girls in a QuigleybrothersThe Tollgate Keeper and the Bicycle fRider plea1Jincontested boxing match Irwin and Rem GracesRussellmand Tillyne eccentric dancers and gro tesque acrobatic comedians Jennie Clifford operatic singer Bickel and Watson two fnnny Dutch comedians Betts and Reynolds popular song illustrators and comedianssThe burlesque The Street Fair makes up the second half of the programme It is in this portion of the show that Miss Grace Vaughn the dashing and hand some burlesque queen will appear in the leading role assisted by the other mem bers of the company and twenty hand some girls FEfllNINE VANITY A curious story comes from Monte Carlo the heroine of which has says the Paris correspondent of the Daily Telegaph lost a large sum through ex cusable feminine vanity She entered the Salle while a former friend of hers was winning in a sweeping style that seemed destined to break the bank lam so glad to see you here Prince and in such luck too she exclaimed Do tell me a lucky number It is sure to win for you are now in the vein The goldlouisPut it all on the number of your years and reap a golden harvest The lady reflected hesitated and then placed the pile on twentyseven An instant later the croupier sang out Thirt eix red wins TheladymutteredAb mori andfaintedon VH 1 1 aKI C svsHa i z I x 3 TI7c1 r IRISH A1MERICAN v 1 ONWARD A Grand Demonstration in Gal- way Addressed by William OBrien Connaittflit Is Now in a Condi tion to Defy Castle Op pression Miles After Miles of the Most Fertile Land as Depopu lated as Sahara CONFESSED ROBBERY OF IRELAND A demonstration remarkable for the unanimity and the enthusiasm of its pro ceedings was held under the auspices of the United Irish League at Monivea about five miles from Athenry Nationalists of different parties who have been es tranged by unhappy sectional differences during recent years were present and the spectator from outside could not fail to be struck with the genuine enthusiasm and national spirit which thrives among the rank and file of the people and which if it animated a movement ex tending over the whole country would sweep it on inevitably to a great national victoryMr William OBrien who was the principal speaker was received with prolonged cheering and waving of hats He said Men of Galway I am not much surprised at anything as to the progress and the success of this United Irish League but I confess I am sur prised and most agreeably surprised at the size the extent and the enthusiasm of this gathering in this depopulated district Within another month or two we will have a regiment of united men encamped in every parish of Galway and of Connaught From proofs that I get every day of the power of this League and of how it is dreaded by every enemy of our people I do not hesitate to say here deliberately that if the other pro vinces were only as well organized as Connaught is at the present moment the Irish cause would be as strong the power of the people would be as dreaded as united and supreme as ever it was in the days when the Land League was at the zenith of its fame In this province we have solved the difficulty which apparently paralyzes the energies of Munster and of Ulster and of Leinster Without bothering our heads about Parliamentary quarrels we have by the mere grit and determina tion of the people built up an organiza tion of the people built up an organiza tion as united for all practical figthing p t1Q jjQ sensions had never been heard of west of the Shannon And as invariably happens when the countrys blood is up in the thick of the battle against alien landlordism and alien rule we have all genuine Nationalists Parnellite and non Parnellite priests and people welded sol diers together once more and the peo ple have a power at their backs against which all the influences of landlords and graziers and grabbers and all the foul play of Dublin Castle are as helpless as the raging Atlantic billows are against the iron headlands of Connemara Judge Gibson indeed tells us the law will be too strong for us I deny that Its the people that have always proved too strong for the law and have beaten bad laws down and wiped them out of the statue books Every Irish struggle of this century proves what I say Its the law that has gone down every time and been condemned and set aside even byan English Parliament The law will be too strong for uswitt it That is exactly what OConnell was told at the time of the Clare election But he defied the law and knocked the law into a cocked hat and emancipated the Catho lics of Ireland Its the law that has always been in the wrong in Ireland and that has always been in the long run van quished the moment a united people meant business When the Land League began there were Judge Gibsons to tell us that the law would be too strong for us but before a year was over the land act of 81 was passed and the law which made tile landlords of Ireland as absolute masters ol their tenants as the slave owners were of the Southern niggers was abolished and relegated to the museum of historical monstrosities with the ins famous penal laws We were told in the plan of campaign time and again that the law would be too strong for us but six months after Lord Salisbury swore that the judicial rents must never be altered we had the land act of 87 making ducks and drakes of the law which produced the plan of cam paign agitation In March last again Mr Malachy Kelly threatened us in Westport that the law would be too strong for us and the result of that threat is that nine months afterward the United Irish League which was then confined to three parishes is now spread into every county in this provihce and is blazing away like a house on fire We dont deny the power of the law is for the moment on the side of the peoples enemies We dont deny that for the moment they are strong enough to proclaim us and assault us and imprison us to their hearts content They have the batons and the bayonets and the landlord Magistrates und the re movables and the jury packers But the law that turns the policemens batons against us today may make time people the policemens masters tomorrow That is the law in England and sooner or later it will be the law in Ireland as surely as the mountain rivulet sooner or later will find its way into the sea Let us have no more of this slavish doctrine that we are to accept bad alien lawsas if they were the unalterable laws of God oJ The Tory government pretend that they are governing Ireland on constitutions principles and the very first of their constitutional principles is that the law must be whatever the people want to make it- And as they wont listen to the IrisH people in the ordinary way in Parliament we have got to make them listen in nn extraordinary way hereon the hills of Ireland And the result has invariably been in every Irish struggle and the result will be again that it is the people who will be in the long run the victors and the lawmakers and the hirelings who are at the service of the landlordmade law today will be just as zealous in the service of a peoplemade law tomorrow The law of England may be strong but there is a law of nature that is stronger still and it is the first law of nature that this beautiful and fertile land of ours was created for the sustenance of the people and that the men of Connaught must not be driven to the degradation of begging the world for alms while there are half a million acres of the richest lands in Europe lying half idle at their doors for the convenience ofa handful of graziers and bullocks The thing is unnatural It can not last The instant that Englishmen fully un derstand this question our victory is won Unfortunately it takes not only a surgi cal operation but an earthquake to get the comprehension of anything Irish into the skull of England But I defy any humane man to travel through this very district in which we are assembled with out going home absolutely convinced that the programme of the United Irish League is an irresistibly jus one and that the present state of things Is opposed to every law of God and nature Between this and Atheny and away again toward Clare Galway and Head ford there are square miles after square miles of the most fertile lands as depopulated as the Sahara desert inhabited only by the shepherds and their dogs and in the county where you have all this glorious land going to waste you had even within the present year at least twentyfive thousand people depending upon the charity of the world to save them from starvation In Gods name are we a race of mice and not of men that we should lie down and die like dogs simply because an ignorant foreign law for the moment sanctions a state of things of that kind To hear wellfed placemen like Judge Gibson talking you would suppose that we were looking for something utterly revolutionary diabolical and impossible Why you have only to take up any Blue Book of the Scotch Land Commis sion and you will read as one of their commonplace everyday proceedings that the tenants of a congested district come in as you might do here andsay Our holdings are too small to live and here Is a sheep farm or a deer forest of two or three thousand acres in the neighborhood that would give us ample holdings and immediately the Land Commission take up the deer forest or sheep farm without the leave of landlord or of grazier and I i i t brand of inferiority is there on time people- of Ireland that they should lie down and die in a land of plenty any more than they do in Scotland We dont propose to despoil any man of his honestly got property whether he- be landlord or grazier We sayII Your treasury on the confession of its own eminent experts is plundering Ireland of two millions and threequarters of money every year Very well use some of that money although it is Irish money in squaring accounts with the landlords and with the graziers but your first duty as ai government is the safety and the exist ence of the people and when the people insist upon obtaining that means of exist ence in the land of your birth I defy all the power of England to put you down You are fighting for a very mighty prize nothing less as I have described It than the replantation of Conuaught No man ever entered upon a campaign that was better worth the labor and the risk Let this League spread like a forest fire from parish to parish Form your executive in North Galway as quickly as possible of six elected delegates from every branch utilize to the utmost the Irresistible weapon that the new County Council will place in the peoples hands go around to the graziers and get from them in black and white how far they are willing to cooperate in bringing pressure to bear on the government to settle this question on just and reasonable terms By and by before the meeting of Parliament we will have a great Provincial Congress of all the representative men from every constituency in Connaught and we will formulate our demands We will then give the Government every possible fair play if they apply them selves honestly and on a really states manlike scale to find a remedy The Government themselves know and acknowledge what is the remedy and the only remedy The only difference be proposetoDral1meansble until we see how far Mr Balfour redeems his promise to Mr Michael Davitt next session But it is just be cause we are moderate now that if there be any treachery or tinkering on the part of the Government all the world will justify us next spring if we have to declare war on the whole system of eleven ConnaughtLet warned in time but we will do it and will have this thing out We will throw a couple- of hundred thousand acres idle on the hands of the landlords and will treat as as enemy of the people every man who touches one of these grazing ranches with ai fortyfoot pole and if a couple of education of that sort does notmake the landlords and the Government as anxious for a settlement as ourselves then the first year of potato failure and of famine that comes again it certainly wont be my fault if the landlords and the Government have not to encounter a universal uprising of the small holders of onnacght that will teach the landlords and the Government once for all that its the people and not the bullocks that must be the masters of this land and that there can be no peace ought to be 10 peace atid will be no peace in Con nnulht until the bountiful provision that God has made for the support of the peo t j KISS HER VERY DAY Ir OEHMLERITempo ell Valse moderatoJ tr rrtil t1 Friend say have your 2 Tell your wife how KFcrt Mf r r r 4jI I I T 1 0 I I I got a wife kiss her ev ry day Tis the du ty of your life to much youd miss her if she went a way Take her in your arms and kiss h- ersitItut1grcRrphiiLtii1tLifl14I jI Isal j j to 06 I II I IT I I IIkiss her ev ry day Tell her that the world is grace By such as she the four ty times a day = Tell her sbe your life and crown Nev er leave her II I I II I I I I I I crescgirtc so1rlirrngrrilloI I a fJ J I III tJ fJ railjjiJJ1jJtjItrue the chaste Then put your arms a round her waist And kiss her ev ry day with a frown Thcnkeep your ug ly tern per down And kiss her ev ry day fJ I I I I I II as mil V a tempoJ t- otTrr lLo 9 3 I I J a tempo P espressivo Ikrr1TellI Win ter Sum mer rain or shine nev er sulk and blame Spring or Au ttmnnev 0 er f psp wrPi rr- r topyrfeht 1807 by ThoWSIOAL NEWS C at crescrrI rail I J i I r Lj wit tier kiss her edwinecross cold nev er a tempo J- y It III rise ilIi r DEn r a tempo tjr+r r irHIr IfrJi iJirrIrIH 1 I T I spbruishedandway mind shell good as gold Let her have her lit tie scold and kiss her just the same Oh I t I I I I 1 I 0 I I I I 11 n- 1rI r r r rt I r 4a t I J JJmllI l a Icru pr1I 4 1 I rIJiiT 0 I REFRAIN j jJrrr1rJijJIJJJIJJi1rIWhen theres something wrongwith ba by kiss her ev ry day Twill help to soothe her Fttt J l tail IririrrrIJirJtvoris sad Kiss her iEL I r Ttt- tllW1M f TrrfTh MM 5rf= t1 o tempof ell when her heart Is glad dayaA l- 1rTr t rfr fnil r1- V Kin her every dsy x 1 pieJa made available to enable young prep and young women to live and thrive Ii i ri o here at home In their own beautiful country without ever jtgain being driven to the contempt arid degration of begging the world for elms u 11 v c 1 CHILDHOODS CHARMS I placed my boy in the barbers chair To be shorn of his ringlets gay And soon the wealth of his golden hair On the floor in a circle lay Twas a trifling thing of daily life And to many unworth a thought Too small a theme mid the toil and strife Of this worlds changing lot But the ringing cut of the cruel shears To my heart strings caused a pang For they changed the child of my hopes and fears With the scornful tune they sang My thoughts were bent on the little cap And the curls that round it twined Like golden clasps with which to trap The sunbeam and the wind No more shall I see the flying curls As my homeward steps I wend Another stage of his life unfurls Where youth and childhood blend So when from the chair he steppedat length He stood with his artless smile Like Samson shorn of his locks of strength By Delilahs treacherous wile Thus one by one will vanish away The charms of his childish life And each bring nearer his manhoods day With its scenes of toil andstrife God grant that my lease of life may last Through his changing years of youth Till the danger rapids of life are passed And a Samson stands in truth FINANCIAL REDRESS The AllIreland Committee has passed a resolution approving of the suggestion made by Mr John Redmond that a con ference of the Irish members of the Houses of Lords and Commons be held in Dublin at an early date to take into consideration the present position and prospects of the financial relations ques tions and the necessity for taking some practical steps on the subject The reso lution also declares in favor ofa conven tion on a subsequent date of delegates from all the branches of the Irish Finan cial Reform League with a view to further action In the meantime the League will continue by means of public meetings the endeavor to still further rouse public opinion on the question One will be held in the Mansion House on January 4 and a second in Balfast on the 20th Such meetings can not fail to be productive of much good They will demonstrate that on this question at least the country is practically united and that neither old feuds nor present political differences will hinder the cooperation of all clasess in the movement for redress But something more than this is wanted A definite plan of action must be decided on No Government whether Conservative or Liberal will grant anything to Ireland in response to the most eloquent and argumentative ap peals front the platform Such a pla- nsetacssE aaliame t 4caacrxw ltupv well De left to tire Irish members of all shades of opinion They have already found it possible to work together on the question in the House of Commons and they must all see that if it is to be further advanced a new line of action must be taken It would be a very gratifying and at the same time significant fact if they assembled in Dublin to consider what this action is to be It would serve to bring home to the Government and to the English people that this is re garded by all whether Unionist or Na tionalist Catholic or Protestant as a national question which it is the duty of every Irishborn man to press to a solu tion The proposed convention which would bring all classes together would also be a significant fact the importance of which no Government could afford to ignore for its decision would go forthwith authority and would be loyally acted on throughout the entire country In order that the decision should have all the more weight on effort should be at once made by the committees of the different branches of the League to increase the roll of membersip Not much we fear has been done in this direction lately The AllIreland Committee having made the proposal for the conference of the Irish members of both houses of Parliament their own we hope to hear in the course of a fe if days that measures have been taken successfully to bring about the conference The All Ireland Committee may be depended on to do all in its power to make the convention thoroughly representative BLUFF WONT WORK From the Dnblin Independent of a late date we clip the following which may be read with interest as it comments on a live topic Saturdays Spectator con tains an article on the Nicaragua canal which is hardly calculated to strengthen the entente cordial between England and the United States not to speak of ce menting the ties of kinship about which so much good ink has been lately spilled We and the Americans says the Spectator agreed some fortyeight years ago that a canal should only be made and controlled by the two powers acting together and in no case by either power singly ThusJf we choose we can no doubt veto the making of the canal and prevent the Americans doing what they so much want to do The people of this country have therefore to consider whether they will or will not veto the canal Hoity toity but We Our selves Co are growing highly Import ant these days Uncle Sam will doubt less feel obliged that the Spectator has condescended for this once not to use its veto power and put a stop to Americas progress with the Nicaragua canal It might perhaps be as well if the Spectator and other equally obtruse Cockney journals should get it into their heads that United States is not Japanand that attempts to bluff that country out of the spoils of war simply wont work People who denounce the stage should remember that the minstrel is never as black as lie is painted iT PORTRAITS The Magnificent Offer of tho Kentucky Irish American to Subscribers If You Want an Excellent Piet uro Now Is tho Time to Procure It LIfcSio Crayon IJHl This Pallor For Otto Year For Two DollarsS- ATISFACTORY WORK GUARANTEED The Kentucky Irish American takes pleasure in announcing to its readers that it has made arrangements with Mrs C C Devenny the wellknown and popular artist whereby they may be en abled to obtain lifesize crayon portraits for the nominal suns of 2 which will include one years subscription to this paperMrs Devenny was for a number of years located at Third and Jefferson streets and has produced some of the most artistic and highlyfinished work ever seen in Louisville Specimeqof her work will be on exhibition in our business office and in each instance sat isfaction will be guaranteed These crayon portraits and the Ken tucky Irish American for one year can be procured for the small sum of 2 The portraits will be lifesize 10x20 inches and alone are worth double the price asked They will be the work of home talent and not like many hereto fore offered by other parties be the ma chinemade stuff turned out in other cities and represented as good work These pictures will be taken only from clean photographs and tin types This offer will not last long and we would ask those wishing to take advantage of it to call and place their orders as soon as possible Another such opportunity may not present itself- Remember you get a firstclass crayon portrait and the Kentucky Irish Amer ican for one year for only 2 If the work is not as represented you pay noth ing JOHN J MGRATH His Sudden Death Came as a Shock to His Friends and Relatives John J McGraths death last Saturday came as a great shock to his army of- ends f andre1atiies Ireiic on y I sick for about a week having caught a cold which developed into pneumonia He was for several years a letter carrier and on leaving the Government service he went into business for himself at Eighth and Oak streets but lately has been a partner in the firm of Delaney McGrath at Seventh and St Catherine where he was doing a successiul busi nessMr McGrath was born and raised in this city and has long been an active member of Division 4 of the Ancient Order of Hibernians the members of which testify to his many good qualities andl kind heartedness He leaves a loving wife who sincerely mourns his loss His funeral took place Monday morning front time Dominican church the exercises be ing conducted by Rev Father Logan who delivered very touching sermon in which he paid many tributes to the good traits of the deceased The remains were followed to St Louis cemetery by Division 4 A 011 and a large number of sorrowing friends The pallbearers were Messrs Thomas Brown James Ross Will Reilly Daniel Mc Auliffe John Baker and Will Delaney At the meeting of Division 4 of the Ancient Order of Hibernians Wednesday a committee composed of Messrs Thomas Lynch Harry Brady and M J Walsh submitted the following resolutions which were unanimously adopted Whereas It has pleased Almighty God to take unto Himself one of our time honored and zealous members John J McGrath and while we humbly submit to His holy will we do not time less mourn for our departed brother therefore be it Resolved That it is a just tribute to the memory of the deceased to say that in regretting his removal from our midst we mourn for one who was in every respect worthy of our esteem Resolved That we sincerely condone with the family of the deceased in their consolationthe best and whose chastisements are meant in mercy Resolved That these resolutions be spread on the minutes of this society published in the Kentucky Irish Ameri can and a copy sent to the family of our departed brother Resolved That five masses be offered 1 for the repose of his soul MEETING WITH GREAT SUCCESS Don Lorenzo Perosi the priest com poser whose sacred music has made a sen sation in Italy is only twentysix years of age and for four years past has been director of the choir at St Marks inVen ice His oratorio II The Resurrection of Christ has just been performed in the Church Del Santi Apostoli at Rome under his own direction with a large choir and orchestra with brilliant success Most of the Cardinals and Ambassadors to time Vatican were present Another oratorio 11 Time Resurrection of Lazarus has been performed at the Costauzi Theater The Pope gave special dispensations to priests and monks to attend the perform ance as it took place in a theater u n D ruI YsT3iNTLTCIZY IZ L dJfl A1kL RICAN IRELAND Record of the host Important of the Recent Events Culled From Exchanges Capt Michael Brady has been elected Harbor Master for Wexford David Allen Sr founder of the well known firm of David Allen Sons pic torial and placard printers has been lip pointed Magistrate for Belfast Sergeant William Covan Fortyfirst Regiment died on Thursday last at his residence in Belfast The deceased soldier took part in engagements at Sebas topol Alma and Inkerman and received medal and clasps and the Turkish war medal distinguished services The Very Rev Canon Brosnan died at the Presbytery Cahirciveen December 21 The deceased will be chiefly remem bered by the Irish people for the unflag ging efforts which he made to have the OConnell Memorial church completed in the birthplace of the great liberator On Monday a ceremony of reception took place in the Community chapel of the Sisters of Mercy Ballinrobe The young lady who was received was Miss Mary Canavan sister of the Rev Richard Canavan C C Neale and niece of the late most Rev Dr Duggan Lord Bishop ofClonfertA merchant named Thompson an exdirector of the firm of Thompson Rogers Co Limited Belfast was It charged in the County Court in that city with having fraudulentlyappropriated for lis own use a quantity of linen the propertyof the firm Accused was re turned for trial to the next assizes bail being allowed A moonlighting affray is reported from Kilfennane near Castlemaine about seven miles from Tralee as having occurred f on Sunday night A disguised party is stated to have visited the house of a Michael Neill and demanded onus which Neill refused to give up A shot was thereupon fired at him and he was F wounded in the arm and face The dispute in the Limerick tailoring trade which broke out afresh last week in consequence of the refusal of the men to withdraw sonic statements made by them in a letter published in the local press regarding the merchants attitude on the old dispute has been satisfactorily settled and the local workmen have resumed their duties at the several ware housesAt the usual weekly meeting of the Thurles Town Commissioners J L John son presiding a circular was read from the honorable Secretaries of the commit tee having charge of the arrangements for holding a conference in Dublin on the Catholic university question on February 1 The following delegates were appointed to attend J L Johnson Hugh Ryan John Ryan and E J McCormack An ex soldier named James Simmon ton employed uijtil recently as porter- ca1 caretaker At the Queens College Belfast was charged in the Belfast Police Court with having within the last twelve months stolen and pawned a number of valuable instrumentscameras micro scopes lenses etc belonging to the col lege A number of charges of this nature having been deposed to the prisoner was returned for trial The register for the municipal purposes for the borough of Wexford has been is sued and the figures furnish a very inter esting contrast to those of the old burgess list Formerly the total voting for the three wards of the town was 217 Now it amounts to 2179 votes A curious facts revealed by the new register is that the number of women admitted this year to the municipal franchises is 276 which exceeds the number of the old electors Holyhead after the arrival of the LIAt portion of the morning Irish a startling discovery was made The body of a man was discovered on the line his right arm off and his left foot smashed the skull was knocked in and I the brains scattered about He is sup posed to have wandered onto the line His name is Henry Shirwin late of Kids grove who booked from Crewe to Castle blaney via Greenore He had a larger sum of money on him Canon Robert McLarney rector of Clonfert Banagher is endeavoring to procure the restoration of the ancient Cathedral at Clonfert one of the oldest and most beautiful in Ireland The res toration of the chancel is almost finished but a sum of a thousand pounds will be required to complete the nave Mr restorationLLartiey is shepherding- The grand run which the Templemore Staghounds had on Friday last was un fortunately attended with an accident which resulted in serious injuries to John Connelly a wellknown resident in the district The run had almost come to a close when at Ballycurrane Connellys horse tripped and fell at a stiff fence severely bruising its rider and breaking his two thigh bones He was attended by Dr Jackman who happened to be with the hunt The injured man was conveyed to the railway station and thence to the hospital where he now lies in a critical condition At a special meeting of the Ennis Town Commissioners Mr J H Harvey presiding the clerk Mr Menikes read a copy of a requisition to the Most Rev Dr McRedmond Lord Bishop of Kil laloe from the Kildysart Board of Guar dians addressed to all local bodies iin Clare asking them to convene a public meeting in Clare in support of the demand for a Catholic University for Ire landMr Scanlan thought that as liberal minded Protestant the Chairman would sign the requisition The Chair ruian expressed his willingness to do so He did not see why the Roman Catholics bouid not have a University well are the Protestants and the requisition was thehlig- nedoOii Sunday night at Keelfinane s townlaud in the vicinity of Milltowtij County Kerry a party of four men dis gulsrd two of them armed with revol vers visited the house of James ONeill and carried off his gun The residence of Charles ONeill occupied by his wife and nine children anil two laborers was then entered and a gunshot fired over ONeills head He seized a chair to push off the attacking patty Two re volver shots were fired a bullet lodging in ONeills left arm inflicting a danger ous wound A number of police from Killorglln under command of District Inspector Markham visited the scene after midnight but no arrests have yet been made I A public meeting was held in the Town Hall Cashel on Tuesday night for the purpose of selecting candidates for the coming elections of Urban District Coun cillors Great enthusiasm prevailed hall being thronged to overthrowing theII total number of voters on the list in vious years amounted to about 140 while wider the new act the total is 427 The I meeting was held under the auspices ofI the Cashel Branch of the Irish Land I Labor Association The President James I J Buggy occupied the chair Thomas Walsh Richard Looby John Duggan Daniel Sullivan and Mathew McNamara were named as candidates amid loud cheeringAt meeting held on Sunday at the Monastery Lombard street Galway Father A Considine President in the chair Thomas P Hunt a boy aged seven years and ten months was declared the winner of the prize for a written exercise in Irish character a competition which was for members under ten years At a committee meeting afterward a special vote of thanks was passed to Luke Walsh M J Connolly A Glynn and John Naughton for their valuable services ns teachers The old veteran scholar Mathew Usher was presented with a valuable old Irish book in recognition of his services to this branch and the Irish language movement as a teacher and organizer Another sad and fatal accident oc curred in the tunnel which is being cut through the Mourne mountain near New castle in connection with the new water works for Belfast It appears that a gang of men descended the tunnel for the pur pose of clearing away the debris after the explosion of a number of cartridges of dynamite when unfortunately some thing came in contact with a cartridge which had not gone off and an explosion followed killing William McDonagh and seriously injuring john Moffat and Pat Carey An alarm was raised and the in jured men with the remains of Mc Donagh were brought up the shaft to the surface The occurrence following on the last sad accident at the same place has cast a gloom over the entire neigh borhood On Sunday night a meeting of the Arklow 98 Centenary Committee was held for the purpose of starting n fund I to erect a suitable monument to commemorate the memory of Father Michael Murphy who was killed at the battle o I Arklow in June 1798 Edmund Walshe President occupied the chairs and there wasu lar6reaUemdance l1IemberrrtfIc President in the couHeofan eloquent address appealed to those present to do what they could to collect subscriptions and by every means in their power to as sist in the object of erecting a memorial to rather Michael Murphy It might b said that Arklow was rather late in the field as New Ross Wexford Gorey and other places had decided to erect a monu ment but they were in a peculiar position in Arklow as he believed that they would not get a site from the present grand jur in Wicklow We much regret to record the sudden death of James Canning which occurred at his residence Canning Court Dublin late on Tuesday night December 20 The deceased gentleman who had reached the advanced age of sixty years went out into his yard about 10 oclock and in a few minutes was found by Mrs Canning lying on the ground The priest and Dr McEvoy were immediately sent for but on their arrival life way found extinct Mr Canning who was for fifteen years a member of the Town ship Board was ever n consistent Nationalist but always tolerant of the views of those who differed with his own a fact that is abundantly testified to by the widelyexpressed regrets of all residents in the township in which he was held in such great esteem The Commissioners at their meeting passed a vote of condo lence with Mrs Canning The funeral of this muchrespected gentleman took place place of interment being DeansGransa cemetery Great indignation prevails in Wexford at an extraordinary piece of red tape Ism of Dublin Castle which hiss been the means of doing incalculable injury to the Wexford fishing industry Last April or May a fishery inquiry was held in Wex ford when the Fishery Commissioners recommended that a bylaw should be made prohibiting steam trawlers from entering Wexford bay its approaches and its bays around This recommenda tion had its origin in the dreadful havoc which trawlers made by tearing up th fishery beds and destroying hundreds of tons of spawn The result was that several hundred fishermen suffered se verely from the consequent scarcity offish and at the present time poverty and destitution is to be found in many o their homes The herring fishing this- season I was scarcely worth considering for the poor fishermen were afraid that iif they left their nets out the English and Scotch trawlets would tear them up and destroy them When the bylaw was recommended the poor people believed that it would be carried into effect at once but the officials of Dublin Castle responsible for its confirmation had not up to the present deemed it worth their havae at the present time there are five or six English and Scotch trawlers annihilat ing the fine fishing ground At the last meeting of the Wexford Board of Guard ians a strong resolution was passed call ing on the Lord Lieutenant and Priv Council to at once put the bylaw int effect for otherwise it is feared 1arge numbers of the fishermen and their fame lies will be obliged to seek relief from thenmloli Q a l fr l HIBERNIANS What They Have Been Doing the Past WeekGeneral- News Notes Send your ballots to the prize editor of the Kentucky Irish American Many improvements are contemplated by members of the halt Board D E Kelly has been elected President TennI was well represented Tuesday evening Capt Edward I Sheehan a prominent Hibernian of San Francisco has been elected Tax Collector 1 initiated three members at 1Division meeting Martin and Pat John Carney Division 1 of Scranton held a social session recently at which the Ladies guestsI to the re reception and smoker of Division 1 on the evening of January 24 The services of the Kentucky Irish Americatt were handsomely recognized at the last meeting of Division 1 Members of the order will always find a correct schedule of the meetings of Division 1 in our Hibernian Directory columnDivision 2 of Bridgeport Conn has issuedan invitation to every Hibernian to attend n smoker Monday evening The event will be a real oldfashioned social session Brother Thomas C OConnor of Divis ion 10 North Adams Mass was a can didate for the Common Council in the recent election but was unsuccessful in the contest He is a native of Hinsdak and is thirtynine years of age Company C Irish Volunteers gave a grand military ball in Orange N J last week It was a brilliant social affair Company A First Regiment U S in fantry gave an exhibition drill Col Scannell of New York reviewed the drillTom Keenan says the Hall Board has money to burn The board having con ducted its business so successfully there is a unanmous desire that they be con tinued for another year To their efforts is due much of the beauty and popularity of Hibernian Hall The Ladies Auxiliary of Bridgeport held their second anniversary last week The evening was spent in singing dancing recitations etc and it was the unanimous conclusion of all who attended that it was the most pleasant evening spent in a long time Do you want a firstclass 10x20 crayon portrait of yourself or of some dear friend If so call at the office of the Kentucky Irish American 320 West Green street and see the samples there orderfwill be given a certificate guaranteeing satisfaction JohnA Casoy Gtaiiean fftbeE1J tertainnient Committee of Division 0 is now able to be out after a two weeks sickness He said that while he was laid up he had plenty of time to think of entertainment plans for the members theenext meeting James Rogers delivered an able histor ical address Tuesday evening at the meeting of the Hibernians his subject being the great Irisli American soldier Jacky son His remarks were frequently in terrupted by applause He also referred in complimentary terms to Commodore PerryDivision 1 of Syracuse had a large and enthusiastic attendance at its first meet ing of the new year James Devine a bright young lawyer addreseed the meeting in a very able manner and all en joyed the treat Songs recitations and a good time followed and it was in the wee small hours before the lights were put out The meeting of the Hibernian Knights last night was an interesting one Proofs of the company picture were submitted arid a choice will be selected after which it will appear in our columns The mem bers put in a great deal of time drilling and when they appear in Boston they will present an appearance and put up a drill of which our citizens may be proud The Rev John F Redican of Leicester has been appointed County Chaplain of Worcester county The rule relative to County Chaplains was enacted at the last national convention which was held in Trenton N J The announcement has been received with much pleasure for Father Redican has been known all his life as a true friend of all the order represents The Hibernians of Hampden county Mass will have an elaborate celebration in hqnor of St Patricks day the princi pal feature of it being a parade in Chico pee Besides the Hampden county 1000eNorthampton Ware Haydcnville another places will be represented by their societies The State officers will be present The line of march will take in alli the principal streets D II Toomey will the marshal of the day A committee fhas been appointed to interview the manufacturers and endeavor to get them to close their shops during the afternoon After the parade the visiting divisions will be entertained a banquet by the Chicopee division One of the most publicspirited mem bers of the order in California is Thomas J Norton of San Francisco He has for years been active in movements for the benefit of the old lead and has been Iden tified with the Irish societies in a re sponsible way Mr Norton is the Presi dent of Division 0 one of the division of the order that goes back for many years to close on the start of the order in San Francisco President Norton is a boyea time and then went tp Jersey City Hi was an active member therer9f pi lifter of 8tt Patrick and the 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