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F KENTUCKY IRISh WRICAN VOLUME IINO3 LOUISVILLE SATURDAf JANUARY 21 1899 PRICE FIVE CENTS GROWING The American Irish Historical Society Doing lIne Educa tional Work Annual Meeting and Banquet in Now York City Thursday Night Report of Secretary General Murray as to the Progress Made Last Year MANY DISTINGUISHED MEN MEMBERS The annual meeting and banquet of the American Irish Historical Society was heM at Sherrys in New York City on Thursday night Edward A Mose ley the President General is theSecre tary of the Interstate Commerce Commission in Washington City He was ill and unable to attend and Gen James R OBeirne of New York presided Many distinguished IrishAmericansI were in attendance and officers were elected for the ensuing year A number of brilliant speeches were delivered and the society is reported to be growing ini numbers and influence Thomas Hamilton Murray the Secre tary General in presenting his report for the year said The AmericanIrish Historical Society has become permanent institution We are now entering the third year of our existence Success has attended our efforts from the start and the future isI bright with prospect for continued goodI workThe society already has a membership of close to 1000 and the material willI compare favorably with that of any his torical organization In this country Among our members are representatives of the Society of Colonial Wars the Society of the Cincinnati the Sons off the Revolution the Military Order off Foreign Wars the United States Medal1 of Honor Legion the Society of Tam many the Bunker Hill Monument Soci ety the Military Order of the Loyal Legion and several other patriotic bodies We have also in our memb Tt4Pl+F4121 y t nuyi8SJ fr organizations such as the P of Boston the Twentieth Century Club of that city the American Oriental So ciety the New England Historic Genea logical Society the Royal Society ofr Northen Antiquarians Denmark and the Archaeological Institute of America Relative to the great American universt ties we number in outranks alumni ofr Harvard Yale Dartmouth Boston Johns Hopkins Bowdoin Brown Notre Dame the University of Vermont and the University of Virginia The Catholic University at the national capital is rep resented on our roll by its rector its vice rector and three of the faculty We have among our associates descend ants of David OKelley the Irishman who located on Cape Cod Mass as early as 1G57 of Barnabas Palmer an Irishman born in 1725 who was present- at the capture of Louisburg and of Gen eral Stephen Molyan of the American Revolution Three great societies composed mainly of men of Irish lineage are likewise represented in our organization I refer to the Charitable Irish Society of Boston founded in 1737 the Friendly Sons of St Patrick of Philadelphia andI the Friendly Sons of St Patrick of New York City We have with us too many people who are prominent in law medicine f journalism and many who have attainedI eminence on the bench jn science andI1 art and in mercantile pursuits With this composition the AmericanIrish His torical Society can legitimately claim to be well equipped in personnell for the work it has in view In the war with Spain just closed our society was well represented and one of our members perished in battle before w Santiago Of the society there fought- on Cuban soil Col Theodore Roosevelt of the Rough Riders Capt JJohn Drum of the Tenth United States Infantry Major W H Donovan of the Ninth Massachusetts and Sergeant E F OSul livan of the same regiment Gen M C Butler of the Cuban Evacuation Commission is of us while in the Sjxtyninth New York we are also repre sented Since our last annual meeting six members have died They were Dr Joseph H Fay Fall River Mass Mr Andrew Athy Worcester Mass City Marshal John E Connor Chicopee Mass Rev Philip J Grace D D New port R I Capt John Drum U S A and Capt John M Tobin Washington DCCapt Drum was one of the Tenth United States Infantry and was killed in bAttle near Santiago Cuba July 2 1898 A braver soldier never lived His obse quies took place in Boston out society contributing an appropriate floral offer ing Capt Tobin died in December last at Knoxville Tenn Up to within a short time before hisdeath he had been Assist ant Quartermaster First Brigade Second Division First Army Corps During the civil war he served gallantly in the Ninth MMMchiuetU regiment particularly dimI tinguishing himself at Malvern Hill and being wounded at the Wildenun In June last the society observed it 0 first field day fthe exercises taking place at historic New Castle N H The occa sion proved of great interest to all par ticipating The place for the field day event this year has not yet been selected Since our last annual meeting a gather ing under the auspices of our Rhode Island members has been held in Provi dence It was presided over by Dennis H Sheahan recently clerk of the Gen eral Assembly of Rhode Island and was an unlimited success Among the guests were President Andrews of Brown University Prof Alonzo Williams of that institution and other prominent gentle menThe society is to be congratulated upon the issuance of its first bound volume of proceedings The edition numbered 1100 copies and has been distributed among the members while copies have also been sent to public libraries colleges and his torical societies Of the pamphlet Irish Schoolmasters in the American Colonies 1500 copies were issued and disposed in like manner The pamphlet on The ScotchIrish Shibboleth also numbered 1500 copies The society has on hand and is con stantly accumulating much valuable ma terial relating to the Irish chapter in American history We are hampered to sonic extent however by the absence of a publication fund I hope that sooner or later methods will be devised and steps taken to provide for this deficiency At present the only income the society has is from the membership fees The prompt payment of these when due therefore becomes a matter of no little importance Largely owing to the representations of our friends at Washington the Secretary of the Navy Las selected the names of three American naval officers of Irish blood for three of the new torpedo craft These names are OBrien Barry and Mac Donough The first is to be applied to the torpedo boat now building at Eliza bethport N J and the two others to torpedoboat destroyers The Mac Donough is now under construction at Weymouth Mass The OBrien is to be launched at Elizabethport probably the coming May I would suggest that the occasion and the place be appropriate for our field day celebration this year I can not close without calling the at tention of the society to the continues good offices of Gen James R OBeirne and lIon John D Crimmins both off New Pork This year as last these gen tlemen have been indefatigable in ar ranging details of our annual meeting here and have spared no effort to make the occasion a thoroughly successful one Mr Francis C Travers Dr Thomas JIKO RmtHRtnnd other gentlemen resid i much tiiude A long list 01 l liu11 moments were elected one from each State which includes Democrats anti Republicans Catholics and Protestants For Kentucky Edward Fitzpatrick was made the State Vice President I Ir I LAID TO REST The Funeral of Mrs Katie Fea therstone Sad Beyond Measure The funeral of Mrs Katie Feather stone whose unexpected death wasI mentioned in our last issue took place from St Aloysius church last Monday morning In many respects it was the saddest funeral that has taken place in Louisville in several years The body off a young matron was being consigned to the grave followed by her surviving husband and children and griefstricken mother brothers and sisters Mrs Fea therstone was only thirtyfour years of age Her oldest child a boy scarcely nine years old her youngest nine monthsI old The house of mourning on East Breckinridge street was crowded early by familyIWhen cortege Aloysius church it was met by the male employes of the Ohio Valley Telephone Company who chose to show their re spent for the loss of their Superintendent Mr John W Featherstone the husbandI of the deceased They were ranged in1 double file in front of the church andI when the funeral procession arrived they opened ranks and with bowed heads allowed the coffin to be borne through their file into the church After the usual burial service the Rev Father OGrady celebrated high mass At the conclusion of the mass Father OGrady who was an intimate friend ofr the Featherstone family preached a brief sermon in which be paid a high tribute to the deceased lIe traced her life story from its beginning told of her kindness of heart and bright happy girl hood when she was Katie Hannan her maiden name of her interest in allI church work of her interest in the choir and of her Christian charity Father OGrady spoke feelingly of the love that existed between the deceased1 wife and her living husband of the loss she would be to her husband but greater than all the loss she would be to her orphaned children Men to whom tears had been unknown for years wept at the words of Father OGrady Quite a crowd of friends followed the remains to St Louis cemetery among whom were a number from Omaha and1 other distant points B S DEATH OP PATRICK KEIRCE The many friends and acquaintance of Patrick Keirce were shocked to learn of his death Thursday evening at his home 1921 High street His funeral1 took place tcrtlay i1tter ioonTbe- a oece flown and K 1 large- circle lootI COL DUFFY And the Gallant SixtyNinth Will Pass Through Louisville lllonday- IrishAmericans Ought to Give the Boy a Good ScndOH From Here The Regiment Has a Glorious llccord Since the Days of the Rebellion I WHAT COL SID OATES SAYS OF THEM The famous Sixtyninth New York Volunteer Regiment Col Edward Duffy will pass through Louisville next Mon day from Huntsville Ala to New York City The regiment will come in over the Louisville Nashville railroad and will be transferred to the Big Four 1 It will take fifty cars to carry them The Sixtyninth is a part of the Irish Brigade which made a fine record during the civil war and when President Mc Kinley called for troops every man iin Col Duffys command was eager to go to the front in defense of the flag Their conduct and patriotism are in striking contrast with that of the Seventh regiment whose action was condemned by press and public The citizens and officials of New York are making preparations to show their appreciation of and give the men a fitting reception upon their return home The boys may remain in Louisville several hours If they do they should be given a warm reception by their Irish American friends and the soldiers of the Louisville Legion The daily papers wilt give the exact hour of their arrival and departure Lieut Col J L Donovan is a Kentucky boy being a native of Sprinfield Col Sid Gates who secured the trans portation spent some days in the camp at Huntsville and he says Col Duffy and his men are the most gallant soldiers he ever met Col Gates and John Kilken ney of the Louisville Nashville gave Col Duffy and his staff a small banquet after the transportation was awarded tn them xhe ratlroa Tome iii rst Department good for the Sixtyninth Many of the soldiers are sons of veterans of the civil war wino served in the Sixtyninth in 01 They ought to get a good sendoff when they come here S I REMINESCENCES The Story of Capt Francis Wallace a Veteran of the Navy ICapt Francis Wallace of the training ship New Hampshire is one of the best known men In the navy The story of his eventful life would furnish material for several novels of adventure The Captains adventures began when though scarcely more than a boy he ran the British blockade in the Baltic sea to carry guns to the Russians lIe took part in the Crimean war when the famous foreign brigade marched to the relief of Lucknow in the terrible days of the Indian mutiny Capt Wal lace was one of the members for two years he was on the Grinnell expedition searching in the arctic regions for Sir John Franklin he was pilot of the Monitor in the famous battle with the Merrimac he was a prisoner in Andersonvillc from which he escaped after terrible sufferings and perils be was with Farragut and Dewey at Mobile bay and New Orleans 1he fell from a ship when many miles from land off the coast of Spain and was rescued after being in the water twenty two hours After serving on the Monitor for some time Capt Wallace jjoined the fleet fur ther South While cruisiug ona scout ing party with Lieut Gushing who destroyed tine AlbemarleCapt Wallace and a cockswain named Riley were captured and taken to the Confederate prison at Camp Andersonville where so many of the Union prisoners died Escape was almost impossible but Capt Wallace was one of time fortunate few who succeeded in crawling across the dead line- rAfter I had been at Andersonville for three weeks said Capt Wallace lI made up my mind that if I stayed there 1long I would either be shot by the guards or die from sickness and lack of food So I made up my mind to escape Riley the coxswain and two Union soldiers were in the plan with me For several days we saved up what food we couldIt wasnt muchandone dark night we crept out to the dead line We had to kill three sentries before reaching the stockade and pushed on in the darkness until we came to a river There we sep arated The soldiers wanted to push on across the country but I knew we would be followed by bloodhounds so after they left us Riley and I swam acmes UK river and back three times walking up sad down the bank on each sIde in order to throw the bloodhounds of the trail Then we climbed to the top of a big live osk tree ProW our station ia ih= tree we could u see the rebels leave the camp in pursuit They passed under he tree a number of times but never thought of looking for us so near the cauipIVe stayed up in that tree for sixtyt ee hours with some bacon rinds and pieces of cornbread as our only food It wis very cold at night and we were far frtmi comfortable but we did not wish tqgo down until the pursuit had died awlyn little Then 1I haileda negro who Was passing I Lawcd a mass said he when lie saw us conning down from the tree The soldiers have been 1li king everywhar for you The darkey got jus an old canoe and we made the trip toecoast We trav eled at night and lay alongside of the bank during the day When we reached the seacoast our troubles were by no means ended AU long the cpast were divisions of the home guard and they captured us ft Pour miles off the coast almost out of sight of land la the United States gunboat Unadilla The waters of the South swarm with sharks and no one for an instant susp ctcd that we would dare to swim to tie gunboat so their vigilance was somewhat relaxed But as there was no way of signaling the boat we decided to swim for it At mid night we slipped away from our guards and made our way t the beach There a new danger awaitejl us The Southern waters are very phosphorescent at night and ifa man swisthrough them he leaves a trail which can be plainly seen So Riley and I crept out as far as we could keeping our bodies under water and making no splashing When we reached our depth we struck out for the boat swimming ver cautiously until we were well out of j unshot It was a mighty unpleasant experience Fpur miles is a long awl i for a man in the pink of condition an I we had been living on short rations for long time Then too we were afraid o sharks and a num ber of times during he swim I drew up my legs suddenly a d began to splash thinking I had felt a hark giving a little nibble at my toes reparatory to a full meal IIAt last we got wi lain hailing distance 01 the Unadilla I shouted to her but at first they did not pay any attention to the hail Tine Confederates were in thei habit of rowing out oar the gunboats at night towing rude nines after them Then they would lijftft a slow match on the mine hail thuFcderal boats and sneak off The gun r als wouldsend out small boats to seejwhat the trouble wasI and often be caugifc by the exploding mine A number q aien from the Una cillfvJmd been kilt t1n that manner sQ y IS uie enough to swim the remaining distanceI to the gunboat I gave one Standing at the gangway of the Unadilla was a man with whom I had sailed on several voyages He recognized my voice and we were soon on board ELECTED OFFICERS Ladles Auxiliary Began the New Year Under Favor able Conditions The last meeting of the Ladies Aux iliary of the Ancient Order of Hibernians I was an interesting one The yearly re ports showed that a great deal of charita ble work had been accomplished The Treasurers report showed a handsome balance on hand notwithstanding the heavy expense incurred in the purchase of the elegant piano placed in Hibernian HallThe following ladies were elected to serve during the ensuing term PresidentMiss Rose Sweeney Recording Secretary Miss Maggie OConnorFinancial SecretaryMiss Mamie Con norsTreasurerMiss Mary Cavanaugh Mrs M J Hickey the retired Presi dent has proven a most efficient officer and the ladies regretted that she could not be induced to fill the position longer Miss Sweeney will prove a worthy suc cessor and the auxiliary has bright pros pects It wins also decided to give an other of their delightful euchre and danc ing parties on Tuesday evening January 31 to which invitations are now being issued Ladies and gentlemen attending are sure to be handsomely entertained LAST DANCE Young Mens Division WillI Entertain Once More Before Lent One of the most enjoyable dances ofr the present season will be that given by the Young Mens Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians on the evening of February 7 At the meeting of this division Tuesday evening it was decided to make this the closing one of the season and each member was authorized to invite five couples The dance willI be complimentary Those wishing tickets can procure them from Mr Edward P Holly or the members of the Literary Committee The dances heretofore giveif by this division have reflected greatl credit on those having them in charge and efforts will be w4de to have this the most pleasing one yet given PLAYii t tTorn Scailys Unlo i Band hu goner ously consented to pi y at the Hibernian I reception Tuesdays v sing jfie will play- a number of popular riah selections ENTHUSIASM Abounded at the Reunion of time IrlsliAmorlcnii Society Thursday Interesting Talks by Patrick II II Bannon James Horan anti Tames IfIj o ThirtyFive Names Added to the Societys Member ship Roll r ALSO PUNCH AND CIGARS GALORE The reunion of the IrishAmerican Society of this city Thursday evening was a rousing one Long before the hour for assembling merchants aud business men men from the City halt and the various departments men represent ing all sections of the city and parties as well as many workingmen could be seen wending their way to Hibernian Hall while many on Market street judged that a State convention was being held When President TonI Keenan called the meeting to order there was an attend ance that taxed Hibernian Hall to its utmost capacity After the minutes of the previous meeting had been read and approved the Chairman invited Messrs Pat Bannon and Michael Murphy to stats on the platform tinny being two of the oldest members present Mr Bannon was called upon for a speech and re spondtd with a few well chosen words in which he assured his hearers of his interest in the welfare of the society and everything that would promote its use fulness and growth Mr Murphy was also called for but did not feel able to make an address In order to enable Secretary Thomas Drewry and Assistant Mark Ryan an opportunity to receive the money that was ready to be paid in a short recess was taken during which Roman punch and cigars were enjoyed by the assemblage This was followed by the regular order of business and about thirtyfive names were added to tine roll The committee having in charge the revision of the constitution made its report which after sonic debate and xpldnatiori was ad p edtLTbeonlyh- ange recommended by the committee as one calculated to make the members take a greater interest in the organiza tion and enlarge its field of usefulness The society therefore continues its orig inal policy of being nonsectarian and nonpartisanDuring debate on the report talks were made by James Rogers Thomas Camfield James Horan John Ryan President Keenan John Hession Mike Lawler and others all of whom expressed themselves as being in favor of only such legislation as would result in the greatest good to the greatest number After the other business of the meeting had been transacted a social session was held and a couple of hours spent pleas antly several short talks being made and with storiessongs sung interspersed punch and cigars and upon leaving all voted it the banner meeting of the Irish American Society We regret we have not the space to print the names of all the gentlemen present as it was the most representa five gathering the body has yet held A good attendance is predicted for future meetingsThe of the meeting published- in the CourierJournal and Dispatch are untrue and misleading The reflections- of the former upon President Keenan are as uncalledfor as they are unjust The meeting was late in adjourning and the reports in the two papers mentioned were smoked up not for the benefit of the society but to fill up space I I I BISHOP ODWYER Gives Reasons For Establish ing Catholic University In Ireland Speaking Wednesday night in the Limerick Catholic Literary Institute after a lecture by Mr Doyle Bishop ODwyer said that speaking of Athens pointIplace it was one small cily with the country not much larger than one Irish countyand yet so eminent In many notrvery unlike the people They great faults imputed to them but it would be allowed that on the whole they were an Intellectual people He would say that on the whole the Irish were undoubtedly a more intellectual people than their neighbors in England and farIgreater affinity of the Irish mind and that of Greece than be could between tine AngloSaxon mind which seemed to to him to approah more to the Roman Long ago when Cardinal Newman was sent by Pius IX to found a Catholic University in Dublin he noticed thin affinity In a beautiful lecture which he delivered he dwelt on the various points of similarity between Dublin where he established hit uni versity and Athens and he expressed the hope that some Utiie or other there would arise in Dublin a great Institution a great center of learning and culture I that would gather up into itself all that was best and greatest in the Irish mind at home and abroad He often thought they were not far from the realization of that idea of a university for the whole Irish Catholic people Somehow or other the idea had taken a hold on the public mind and attained to a position in the practical thoughts of the people never attained before He could see on strengthIolics Even that very day they might have read in a Dublin paper an account of the proceedings at some Presbyterian college where a lecture was giyen by Mr T W Russell M P a gentleman from whom most of them differed very strongly on political questions but to whom time Irish Catholics owed a deep debt of gratitude on tints question of university education that it would be discreditable to them not to pay openly Mr Russell risked his popularity with the people on whom he detends for his public position for the sake of vindicating tine rights of Catholics or rattier what was higher still with him and more honorable to him vindicating his own judgment as a public man of what were Catholic rights in this matter It was greatly to Mr Russells honor that he spoke out on this question long before others and claimed justice for Catholic Irishmen An eminent clergyman of the Presbyterian church speaking after Mr Russell also admitted the justice of the Catholic claim and that it must succeed Members of that very important religious body in this country were beginning to recognize the inevitable and had begun to see that time right and proper course for them was to arrange themselves on the side of justice to their Catholic fellow countrymen Speaking as a Catholic Bishop he welcomed such an expression of opinion from a Protestant clergyman with very great delight and with very great satisfaction and he thanked mini publicly for it Nothing would give him greater happiness than this The Cath olic University when it came should be obtained not by a triumph of one set of Irishmen over another not after an angry contest in which creed would be set against creed but with the universal consent of all Irishmen They wanted nothing more than their neighbors The day was passed when they would submit to inferiority As he had said there were very fair signs around them that their Protestant fellowcountrymen were coming to see the reasonableness of the Catholic claim Recognition of this claim should come from tine Government with their open assent It should not be wruitfBMUtHMJuiiilkauuliaiild admit timeJffth i Jffthwas waspersons ltyeducationshould be kept out of those matters I from which politics should be excluded He did not admit it was a question of politics whatsoever Take the question of home rule One man had as good a right to his opinion as another on that question One man thinks home rule was good for Ireland another thought it was not If they were both honest men one had as good a right as the other to his opinion They both could not be right but both could be honest in their belief But if anyone said to his lord ship that a Protestant has a right to a university which satisfies his conscience for his son and that a Presbyterian has a right to a college which satisfies his conscience for his son but that an Irish Catholic has not a right to get a univers ity to satisfy his conscience for his son he would say no man had a right to state such Therefore he would say that it was not a question of politics It was a question of the common rights of citi zenship a question between man and man a question Of that full emancipation of Irish Catholics which would never be given until they had equal means of edu cation I I KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS Grand KnlghtWInn Presented With an Emblem of the Order Members of the local council of the Knights of Columbus to the number of thirtyfive attended the institution of a new council at Columbus 0 last Sun day which started off with 110 charter membersThe party were accompanied by lawyerIand Mr McCormick of Southern representative of the Frank A Menne Candy Company who were init iated and had the three degrees conferredI upon them 1At Cincinnati the Louisville Knights were the recipients of many courtesies at the hands of their Cincinnati brethren by whom they were accompanied to the Ohio capital where all were most royally entertained The visitors arrived home Monday each delighted with the tripA pleasing feature was the presenta tion to Grand Knight Matt J Winn of a handsome and valuable charm of the order In appreciation of his labors in behalf of the Louisville Council He wilt wear it with honor- SULLIVANS 0 GROCERY John L Sullivan who for the past eighteen tears has been an employe of the L N has decided to go into busi peas for himself and can now be found at Levering and Magnolia avenue where he has opened small but cosy family grocery He has many friends in the southern part of the city who will be gUuLlo M i t him in his new venture e GAELIC CLASS IIts Promoters Have Everything Now Ready For Its For mation- EneouraghigLettors Front Now York City and Washing ton Received Will Study the Language Lit erature Music and Art of Ireland GRAND FESTIVALS HELD YEARLY The effort to form a class for the study of the Irish language and establish a branch of the Gaelic League in this city has taken definite shape and the pro moters say that success is assured At tine meeting held Wednesday even ing of a number of gentlemen interested in the matter a letter was received from Rev R Henebry Professor of Gaelic in the Washington University proffering his assistance and making suggestions as to how the work should be done A communication and a number of books were also received from William JT Balfe Secretary of the Gaelic Society with a circular explaining the objects of time Gaelic League- A committee consisting of Patrick Sullivan N J Sheridan and John Cavan augh was appointed to make the neces sary arrangements for the next meeting which will be announced in these columns1 The objects of the Gaelic Society are to promote and foster the study and propagate a knowledge of the language liter ature music and art of Ireland to extend an acquaintance with the history an tiquities imd customs of the Gaelic race and particularly with the historyof the Gael in America and his contributions toward the creation and development of tune American republic to encourage the movement in Ireland for the revival of the national language and its cultivation and practice as a living tongue among the Irish people When Europe was shrouded in the darkness of the middle ages Ireland pos a iti h hcivili7atiollsever great r r tIn annutabuudaat b Qf native music 1 native artand it was influenceIof Irish scholars and missionaries that civilization and Christianity were estab lished among the peoples of Western Europe and notwithstanding her subse quent chequered history under an un sympathetic alien government which sought to repress all education and Intel lectual advancement Ireland has cou tributed in a marked degree to literature 77- art music and almost every branch of intellectual effort To extend an ac quaintance with these facts is a duty which Irishmen and Irish Atimericans owe to themselvesIn and maintenance of this great republic too Irishmen have played a prominent part and in the molding of the American character Gaelic thought and spirit have left their impress and proud of their race and jealous or its honor the members of the Gaelic Society consider they are doing aNduty in familiarizing their own people with the contribution of their race to the general development of the American nationaThe society is strictly nonpolitical and nonsectarian Any person of good moral character and in sympathy with its ob jects is eligible to membership GENUINE SURPRISE t Marriage of Patrick Nelligan and Miss Vetters Occurs Next Week The Kentucky Irish American will surprise the many friends of Mr Patrick SNell8an and Miss Mary Vetters with the announcement that they are to be married next week The bride is a r highlyaccomplished and popular society lady of the West End The groom is the wellknown contractor whose friends are almost innumerable We have be n informed that Mr Nelligan will re ce ve his friends Wednesday evening He is also of the firm of Carroll Nelligan Nineteenth and Portland avenue 0 MINSTRELS AND COMEDY St Johns School Union haye sue ceeded in making all the necessary preparations for their minstrel show which will be given Tuesday and Wedneslaym evenings of next week at St Johns Hall Clay and Walnut streets The comPany have been rehearsing for a long timq and the prospects for a pleasing entertainment are most encouraging Tickets 1 are being disposed of very rapidly and the indications are that crowded houses will witness each performance Bum t mermiers Hotel will be given as an afterpiece and will prove an interesting feature as it has heretofore attracted wide attention Messrs Speaker and Reichert the popular German coui datia are billed to take the leading parts both In the minstrels and afterpiece a LCallamlsee the crayon portraits now on exhibitioni at our office They are Nor thy pf vpl ceiu nay home n + a lKENUCI Y mrsai AldERICANu KENTUCKY IRISH flMERIGfiN 1IfIIIIfIN I Devoted to the Moral and Social Advancement of all Irish Americans vIr4xXAlJ 2V1 IiIQGI1sTsr PubliBhr SUBSCRIPTION PRICE ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR SINGLE COPY se Entered at the Louisville Postofflce as SecondClass Matter Addieuall Communications lo the KENTUCKY IRISH AMERICAN 326 West Green Street LOUISVILLE KY SATURDAY JAN 2I 1899 MISREPRESENTATION- sThe reflections of the daily pre on the meeting of the Irish Ameri can Society Thursday night show to what depths some will stoop accomplish political ends The IrishAmerican Society has not been is not now and will not a political organization It is composed of men of all parties andI creeds and numbers among iits members friends of all papers published in this city as well as the city administration and its opponents if it has any Nothing has transpired that jusi tifies the papers referred to in the misrepresentatious Their reports make more apparent the necessity for such an organization in our midst and their efforts to create dissension will undoubtedly have the opposite effect They are tones he who are trying to inject politics i into its ranks The local articles contained in both the CourierJournal and Dispatch contradict themselves and are ridiculous in the extreme The members of the IrishAmerican Society will pass them by as unworthy of further notice and we hope t bitter newspaper fight now going pn will be kept out of all our societies t THE ANGLOSAXON AND THE SCOTCHIRISH At the annual meeting of the American Irish Historical Society held inNewYork p ay evening an a I f from the President- A t Moseley of Washington City which is full of points of interest to IrishAmericans Among other things Mr Moseley said Whenever an Irishman attains to fame or distinction in war literature art law or statesmanship iin the British Empire he is immediately i claimed to be an Englishman and consequently as displaying AngloSaxon pluck and Anglo Saxon intellect The truth is that among all those who have achieved1I great prominence in the English speaking world the AngloSaxon type isconspicuous by its absence Nine times in ten when a man boasts of Anglo Saxon pluck en terprise ability and progress he himself is not of that type of man and ninetenths of the incidents he cites were brought about through the pluck enterprise ability an progress which came from mixe blood I can only liken this mis representation of the truth of his tory to the rattling of peas in bladder shaken by one of Shake i speares clowns Puncture the bladder my friends whenever an wherever it is shaken Tell the clown who calls himself an Anglo Saxon that he is an ass and prove to him by the color of his hair the color of his eyes and the shape of his skull that he is a Kelt a a Milesian or a Latin or anything but an AngloSaxon and that ii- it if was ever true that the English people were AngloSaxon and that the AngloSaxon were ever in anytime the greatest people on earth superior to all other racesthat time has so long since passed away that no One now remembers it and I no true history chronicles when and where they flourished Their traits whatever they are were bfended with those of another race and whether those traits were equalFright to say that we have inherited them Especially is this true of those having Irish ancestry for inth rJDopartof the earth has there beeni s cha thorough blending pf Kelt j and Saxon as in Irelandso great I indeed has been the blending th it has become typical to say a red headed Irishman That appella tion is however more appropriate whtowould have us believe that his ancestors I were AngloSaxons The Scotchmabeand Welshman are all so intimately connected in that blending of races that it is folly to attempt to draw a race distinction between them Col John Whallen was honored I by the IrishAmerican Society when he was elected its First Treasurer i and the act was conlmende- it by the CourierJournal and Timesit He has proven an efficient and capa ble officer and the members have deemed it wise to continue him iinI office At the time the Colonel and the CourierJournal management were very friendly but lately they have not been II so warm Will1 the CourierJournal explain what bearing this change in its relations has to do with the IrishAmerican Society The surprise of the week in political circles was the letter of Hone John Young Brown to the Democrats in the State of Kentucky declining to become a candidate fa the nomination for Governor Thu the race has been narrowed down to three the friends of Hardin and1 Goebel each claiming that their candidate will be benefited by the action of the exGoVerno How s a- st s If you find your society is not mentioned in our paper just see to it that your Secretary or your ap pointed correspondent is notified ofr the neglect Send the doings of your order to us we are only too willing to publish them The publication of the proceed ings should be taken away from th daily papers That would elimin tate a great deal of bad blood thatt 1has been engendered If you want the news as it is you should read this paper It favors none and treats all alike printin- only facts President Keenan must haves smiled when he read the comments on his action Thursday night WRATHdA named T O D OConnor was dbefore Magistrate Pool of New York a City charged with intoxication is I beg your clemency sir said notadepend upon that profession for a living A poet repeated Magistrate Pool surdrounding Indeed I am my kind dear sir Upon my name I want no slur Back to my house I want to go For where I am my friends dont know said OConnorIWell wellsaid the court I am inte11lgencebeing flI looked upon the wine when it was red Not wisely but too well Obi my head To err is human to forgive is divine Ill drink no more repentance is mine You need a bracer OConnor said the Magistrate You brace me up your Honor said a OConnor It I let you go will you promise to go to the nearest church and take the pledge asked the court I will he replied j Your are discharged on that condi ctiontjOConnorj Thank you kind Judge for your great favor In my good intentions I will never waver I will now say goodby to your Honor I will never again disgrace T O D OConnor On leaving the court room OConnor to a saloon and got a drink After at he said he would go to St Mary thurch and 11 w ear off for a year The Kentucky Irish American U alla right but she wants more cooperation rf Mr Ed B Conway has been spendingr the past few days in New York City on a business trip LtMisses Ethel and Blanche Dorlaud are home after a pleasant visit with friends at Columbus O ExDistrict Attorney Frank B Burke i of Indianapolis was a visitor in Jeffer sonville the past week I I II J W Dougherty one of the best known men in Bardstown was in then city during the early part of the week The Ladies Auxiliary of the Ancient Order of Hibernians are preparing t give another of their pleasant receptions Mr Carl Peter of Omaha has been the guest of his brotherinlaw Peter J Madden ill Jeffersonville during the past week iMisses Carrie and Edith Fitzgerald 1 AnniedHenry a most young lady of Cincinnati Mrs Daniel Sullivan is seriously ill1 of the grip at her home on West Walnut street Her many friends are hoping for her recovery Mr and Mrs J B Wathen and family have moved in from their country home and taken a house on Sixth street near St Catherine Mr Michael Flahive of Oldham street has just lleft the city for a trip for his health His absence will be regretted by his many friends Mr Alex Walker who has been suf fering from a severe attack of grip has so far recovered as to be able to be out among his friends Miss Rosie Higgins one of Lexing tons fairest daughters is in the city- r I visiting her aunts Mrs John E Roche Todds1Mrs Lockett of Knoxville who wasI formerly Miss Blanche Kelly is the 1guest of her mother Mrs Kelly at her home on Fourth avenue Mr Jack McRuese of Portland was out in Limerick last Sunday visiting Ills numerous friends Some say that is a rinoli that he will come oftener now f Thomas McCann of Nineteenth at f High streets who has been confined tC his home for the past two weeks by sick ness is now able to return to his duties Thomas McCann of Nineteenth and torpast ness is now able to return to his duties Mrs Dennis Shannahau who has been spending the past three weeks with her parents Mr and Mrs J C McDonald of Chicago returned to the city Thurs daye The many friends of Miss Etta Mar pleasedtafter an illness of several weeks with typhoid fever Mr Harry Kirchdorfer well known in East End social circles who has been begable to be about the house and will soon be out again 1 Mr John L Winn residjng at Thirty f and Kentucky streets is recovering t from an attack of the grip Mr Winn is an oldtime educator and well known all over the State William Kelly the motorman who was recently overcome while operating street car iis rapidly recovering and itIexpected he will be able to return totJ work next week Officer James Welch one of the most popular men in the police department is recovering from a rather serious attack of grip His friends hope to soon see him able to resume his beat Mr Edward P Holley left Wednesday for Leavenworth Ind on a business and pleasure trip He will be gone for ten days or more and will visit several other towns before his returnhiFii Miss Lizzie OBrien of Indiana avenue who has been seriously ill with pneumonia for some time past has almost entirely recovered and her friends are anxious to again see her in their midst Why that happy and faraway look on the usually smiling face of Mike Cavan ugh The boys say that he is not thinking of a castle in the air but a cottage on the ground built for two Miss Nannie R Parham has just re j jhass that her gain in weight is due to bracing country air of that neighbor oodaMr John Borschneck and wife have returned to the city froth Bethlehem Ind where they were called by the illness of Mr Borschnecks mother Her condition is very much improved and her speedy recovery hoped for- EMr Charles P Dehler of the Frank Febr Brewing Company who has been confined to his home for several clays with the grip is considerably improved nd hit host of friends hope to see hits fully recovered Within a few dais Mrs P J Breen will leave Monday for Floyd Knobs Ind where she willI spend a week with her mother Mrs Schoepflin who has been very ill She willalso visit the family of Mr John Breen at Mooresville before returning Mike Hartnett of Hibernian Division No1 seems to be making a wiunin I race for the Kentucky Irish American prizefor the most popular member Ed I eata be depended on to tell why Mike should get the prize l Tim J Sullivan and Michael Collins JeffersonvilleIpurposeIof extending and invitation for the stn to be given by Division 1 next Tuesday night They were treated with genuine Irish hospitality bJackion Council has issued invitations to a dance to be given at Liederkranz Hall on Wednesday evening February 1 Every thing indicates that it will be one of the most pleasing dances ever given by this popular societyI Miss Agues Nilmeiger and Mr James L McGee were married Wednesday morning at St Boniface church before a large gathering of friends and relativesI After the ceremony the company went to the home of Mr John F Seebold where a reception was held rThe funeral of Mrs Johannah Dalton occurred Tuesday morning from St Johns church A large number of friends of the deceased lady attended the burial1I Mrs Dalton was the mother of Officer f J Dalton and was held in high esteem by a wide circle acquaintances Dave Burke is now able to be out again after a twoweeks stay in Sts Mary and Elizabeth Hospital where he had gone to undergo a surgical operation The operation proved a success greatly to tit joy of his friends and Dave will soon be able to be his old trme self once more Miss Minnie Timmons pleasantly enter tained a few of her friends Friday even Ing in honor of Miss Blanche Brickeu of Lebanon Ky Among those present were Misses Blanche Bricken Mary Rose OBrien Maggie OBrien Ida Kaugable Clara Paxton and Messrs Fred Brachey Ernest Morton Tom Paxton Robert Mc 1 Cullum Dancing and singing were the features of the evening The announcement of the approaching t marriage of Miss Laura Shelton and Mr f f t 1I14 ArrtI les nut s reef and a niece of Mr Edward J McDermott She is a handsome young woman and has a charming personality Mr Thomas iis member of the firm of Bohne Thomas architects The wedding will take place Thursday February 9IMr Lawrence ji Mackey was the recipient of warns congratulations from his fellowmembers of the Young Mens Division A O H at their meeting Tuesday evening on his recent marriage to Miss Theresa Isert a most accom ii plishcd and charming young lady Mr tt Mackey is one of the most popular and highly respected young men in IrishcAmerican society circles and the newly j wedded couple have the best wishes of a host of friends for their future happi ness rMr Jesse H Kelly and Miss Dencie C Herms will be married on the evening of February 1 at the home of the bride in this city Mr Kelly has for the past four months been employed by Bros funiture dealers of Paducah He formerly lived in Louisville and while in Paducah made many warm friends Miss Hermits is a daughter of Fred Herms who is well known in railroad circles having been employed by the Louisville Nashville Railroad Com for many years After the cere the young people will leave for Paducah which will bs their permanent home They have the best wishes of a large number of friends Mr Frank Eckert was married Mon tldayfiStfiwentyseventhMrs Henry Eckert his brothers widow When Henry Eckert died a little over two years ago he Jeft his business to be bytsnearesta friends of the couple knew of their intentions until after the knot was tied After the wedding they returned to Eckerts Hotel Mrs Eckerts maiden name was fMrf CityCourtCompanyItLA large number of ladies andgentlemen be were handsomely Entertained by Mr and in Mrs Martin Burke 7i8 Hill street in honor of the christening oC their little Margaret The sponsors for little lady wentj Miss Julia Quirk and Richard Quinn After the ceremony the guests were seated to a bounteous dinner fter which Miss Delia Carroll rendered several pleasing solos Among the guests were Misses Julia Quirk Nellie and Nora DevenaeyMaggie Mamie Grassmlck Messrs Martin Quirk Thomas Scanlon I ichard Quinn Martin Leahy John Naug ton John ODonnell dward Blanche Tom Burke George Vousick John Con aughton Mike tIerty Mrs Kate Graiwmi k Mr andbirs John BaldwinJ and pen Hubert Air and Mrs Barry Brady Mai era Willie and Retry Brady and The patent Johnrttrke n 1111 were the recipients of congratulations from many friends residing at a distance The little girl received many golden pres ents that from Godfather Quinn being an exceedingly handsome on- eTHEATRICALS Col Meffert and the Temple Stock Company will for the coming week pre sent an entirely new produciton a new romantic comedy drama entitled Win Chester This play has been placed in the hands of Mr Oscar Eagle and its first presentation on any stage will be made to the patrons of the Temple Thea ter Two weeks later it willbe put on the stage in New York City The enter apprecigatedwho will this week have the opportunity of witnessing the work of the new memo bers of the Temple Company The title suggests the location Winchester Vir ginia The date of action is 18G3 The war element is there without the carnage of battle or the spilling of blood It is not a fight between the North and South- g but between good and bad officers of the Northern army with justice triumphant at the hands of a daughter of the Con federacy A fine production is promised of what is predicted to be a veryfine play with some features out of the ordi nary There are few organizations in the vat deville world that can favorably compare with Irwin Brothers Burles mers and big specialty company which will be the attraction at the Buckingham next week Manager Fred Irwin has won the the clis tinction of always giving the public tl very best to be obtained and his reputa tion is fully sustained this season in his present organization In the makeup of his company every branch of vaudeville is represented There are no conflicting I parts and each act in itself is a decided novelty The entertainment be gins with an olio which is exceptionally 1strong the concluding number on the being an operatic burlesque NighEIt at the Armory It is appropriately staged with magnificent scenery costly costumes Among the features i I troduced here are the Five Barrison Sisters I the Jew regiment the Parish models and Isaacs Burlesquers eThe Louisville Pauline Dramatic Club which is composed of the best amateur I talent in the city will present the beautiful tragedy Cartouche the French Robber on the evening of Washing tons birthday for the benefit of Stt Augustines colored church Fourteenthi and Broadway The scene is laid in France and a who have read the book of Cartouche will know what a fine piece it is There is hardly another play written that is a exciting There is not a slow part in iit and when in the hands of the Pauline Dramatic Club the Louisville public UL ivea a nee to see soul Y j W of playacting i1 yV t wr ltilla JC prder of those JTuledTn Cyrano de Bergerac Special scenery has been painted for the occasion and neither pains nor money will be spared to make it a success The people of Louisville should show their chant and attend the performance because by doing so they will greatly help the poor colored people SPORTY ITEMS Frank Erne the Bufialo lightweight is in San Franbisco where he is matchedI to meet Dal Hawkins on March 1 j Dummy Hoy has signed with the localI i club for the year and informs Treasurer I Dreyfuss that he is anxious for the seaso I to open There is now no doubt that T J Keenan of Pennsylvania will be electedl to the Presidency of the League ofr J American WheelmenII Kid McCoy expects to recuperate a West Baden Springs After getting iintt onrmatch with Sharkey or Fitzsiinmons J t He has backing to the amount of 11040 for a contest with either of them Tom ORourke who is now in charge of Sharkeys interests and at the same f time managing the Lenox Club will at once make a match between Sharkey an Fitzsimmons if the latter will consent to have it pulled off in New York CityC Subscriptions for stock in the LouIst ville Ball Club aggregating between 3000 and 4000 were received this week Support the nanagement and city wil have a firs cllss team in the one that will hdld Its own in theIj rst division j Mike Powers who iiatudying at Notre Dame University has signed a contract with the Louisville Club for the comings season He is naturally one of the best catchers in the League both in fielding jin nd batting and the club is fortunate intsecuring his servicesIGeorge Dixon the colored featherweight champion had no trouble in ills posing of Young Pluto the Austra The contest was pulled off in New York Tuesday evening Dixon put his to sleep in the tenth roundand many of those present declared Dixon to as strong and in as good condition as his most palmy daysiJim Watts Louisvilles colored pug lost his battle Tuesday night to Charlie Goff of New York They fought inI Sandusky 0 and the fight was a warm one Up to the tenth round Watts appeared to have the best of it but during the eleventh twelfth and thirteenth Goff of went at the Louisville man like a tiger a- In the fourteenth round the police interfered and stopped the fight while Watts was slowly choking his opponent The by referee awarded the decision to Goff on n points This ought to dispose of Watts by who will sot fight fairly Tom Lasting the pugilist is dying at 11 the Sts Mary and Elisabeth Hospital i Death iaI counting him out and the finish can not be fir off Since Thursday e hubee a uncon ldOut i J = Wa 6- i EMBLEM CONTESTlI A j vw iiwwwiwiw J Who Is the Most Popular Hibernian t j Two handsome Emblems of the Ancient Order of t fi Hibernians will be awarded by the Kentucky Irish xi i f American to the members receiving the highest mini ff- her of votes these coupons only to be used for ballots i f il Pa I j 1- I toI Record the Candidate on the First Line Division on the Second I tY r y Vst 5 4 r1 Isr r t1f11qq+ + 4 + + fIj q + I t a 4 f I JOHN F OERTBLBUTCHERTOWN BREWERY CREAM COMMON BEER 14001404 Story Avenue Telephone 891 LOUISVILLE KY FRANKFORT The Business Political and SocialI News from the Capital City Correspondentt FRANKFORT Kv Jan 20The next four weeks promises to be filled with several important social events in the Capital City The As You Like It Club composed of the swell 400 of this city and vicinity will give two swellI balls Two germans also will be given at the Capital Hotel The Y M I willI give three euchers and a mask ball the A O H a hook reception A smoker a euchre and H mask ball and several givenntogether Frankfot quitnbustling amIup to Mr and Mrs James Heeney entertained at euchre last week Quite a num ber of their friends were present andI spent a most enjoyable evening A de lightful lunch was served at 1030 after which prizes were distributedand all1 repaired homeward happy in the knowledge of a very pleasant evening spent llMiss Mayme Roache of Paris is delightful guest of Mrs M A Collins on Ann streets Next week the initial steps will betaken to organize the Merry Young Bachelors Club in this city Col D P Davis Capt W C Newman and Lieut- e W A Lutkemeier late of the Golden Hour lubM4 expec twenty f The nljigi iiigiiiiiUjLa mnTTafycour pany in the Ancient Order of Hibernian of this city is gaining favor every day I and St Patricks day will undoubtedly 9see an A O H military company iinI Frankfort Brother J Corbett who servedeight years in the English army will probably be Captain Frankfort is considered a Goebel strong hold and the friends of the Kenton county statesman can not see how he can be defeated either for the nomination or at the November election Gen P W Hardin also has a pretty strong following in Franklin county while Col W J Stone is not so popular and can not hope to even secure a portion of Franklins withnwhom I have conversed seem to think that the race for Governor is now practi ally made up Gobel Hardin and Stone Majj Johnson is now considered out of race while Judge Pryor has never con viewoftthe field I can not see why Gobel should theavernacular of the race course He has behind him the shrewdest politicians in 0Kentucky friends who have been tried and not found wanting Front the most conservative view at this writing perhaps five months before the election I would convenedtion with enough instructed votes to se his nomination Many changes take place in five months but at present Gobel has decidedly the best of it PREPARING FOR CONVENTION A meeting of representatives of the local branches of the Catholic Knights of America has been called for Monday evening to be held in the school hall on Eighth street between Walnut and Gray The business to be transacted pertains to the State convention to be held this city and all officers and commit eemen are urged to be present CATHOLIC KNIGHTS Branch 25 at its meeting Monday night had an unusually large attendance The Auditing Committees report was read showing the branch to be in a flourishing condition Quite a number of members who had been suspended were reinstated The hope was expressed that the same interest in the order will be maintained throughout the year as it is quite encouraging to the new officers A GOVERNMENT MONOPOLY The trusts have thrown many men out work and will continue to do so In public speech made in 1800 a Missouri Congressman stated that 600000 persons were now doing the work formerly done 10000000 That a government mo opoly acts in the same way is shown the report on the French match industry by the American Vice Consul at Marseilles He says that in 1872 when he French Government k the mak ngbf matches under its control l the industry gave employment to 10tU00 per oni In Marseilles Now It cut ploy only 600Jt try IRI H mfIY DIRfCI RY A O II DIVISION 1 MeeU on the Second and Fourth Tites day Evenings of Each Month President Edward Clancy DolanRecording 32eTreasurer John Mulloy DIVISION 3 Meets WednesdayEvenings TaylorVice ughr2018 LyUe street TreasurerD J Coleman DIVISION 4 Meets on the Second and Fouth Wednes day Evenings of Each Month HennessyVtce KellyFinancial420 East Gray street Treasurer Harry Brady DIVISION C TuesdayePresidentWilliam J McCarthy LannanRecording Financial SecretaryD J Tierney 1328 Grayson street TreasurerGeorge A Daniel I NI ITORNIRNSJrN Iiembers of Division 1 A O Hare requested to be present at the next 29TheEatettaumentConimtteewill rain those present with asocial and will serve kindsEDWARD L D PBRRANDA Secretary RECENT DEATHS Mrs Bridget Daly wife of Peter Daly suddenlyTuesdaymorning Mr Michael Murphy of 321 Jackson citizen an bythreemorningfromn Mrs Catherine Lyons fonnerlofthis city but for some time past a resident i of Nashville died at the residence of her soninlaw in that city last Wednes day Her remains were brought to the Braitling1981Portland place Friday morning HIBERNIAN HISTORY Our readers will be interested to learn that a history of the Ancient Order of Hibernians has just been written and published by Thomas Francis McGrath of 206 Gordon avenue Cleveland Ohio Mr McGrath gives an interesting sketch of the famous society since it was found edsome hundreds of protectEnglish historyherejoint national convention of the two wings of the order in Trenton last June treats at length of the trouble which began in 1883 and ended in disruption and the proceedings which resulted last year in the uniting of the divisions and gives in full the decision of Bishop McFanl the arbitrator between the contsnders and also the constitution of the order The BishopMcFaulnational delegate of the Board of tide THE WEST INDIES The West Indian waters have been the scene of many a fierce international cen flict and gallant warships of the old style here met in mighty conflicts broadsides were fired at close range and tobloody14000 Lad been slaughtered and the deadintodearlyforSpainherpeninsula They have n0iy cost the American States which Britain lost when she fought for her West Indian Jllaconteatfor greed and the end ttoti yet in iht r IlIl Till J j 7rw I NrUOI Y I tiJH AlERIOAN w LEADERS Famous Irishmen Who Kollcc Honor on Erin and the Celtic Race Long List Who Have Achiovct Distinction in Pence and In War Sir Robert Hart of Pokln Is Claimed to Bo the Most Powerful INTERESTING HISTORICAL SKETCHES Of the dispersed races the Irish and the Jews have alike made homes and careers in alien lands The marked divergence in those careers has been em phasized by the war between the United States and Spain An incidental effect of that war was the abandonment of the project that one hundred thousand representative Irisl Americans revisit thei native land in honor of the anniversary of 98 This would have vacated tem porarily most of the executive offices in many American cities But that would have been only an incident The war to the student of history discloses the remarkable fact that never before in the history of the world have so many and so important posts of honor and influence been filled by men of Irish birth and descent not only in Spain but in Austria her natural ally in Russia in France in Great Britain and the Unitedl A States says John Paul Bocock in the Cosmopiltan During the period when an Anglo American alliance has been discussed by the statesmen of Europe as at least a possibility and has been cordially con sidered by leaders of opinion among Etglish Speaking people it was actually true that were Queen Victorias Irish born generals admirals colonial governors and diplomats disposed all at once to rebel they could for the time being come very near converting the British into an Irish empire Furthermore it was true that a lineal descendant of one of the martyrs of 98 was President of the United States and that the municipal government of most large American cities was con trolled in the main by Irish born Americans or their sons One hundred years of what many Irishmen deem Englands oppressive rule have just elapsed To many Irish Americans to most of them indeed the suggestion of an alliance between the United States and Great Britain is ab horrent Yet never since the days of the Duke of WWWgion has ttie prn mil itary establishment been soBKnspicu ously Milesian in its commanders as nowGen Lord Wolseley and Gen Lord Roberts the Great British generals of today were born in the county of Dublin and the county of Waterrold respect ively Sir Garnet Joseph Wolseley who was made a viscount in 1883 about the time he hal that terrible fall from a camels back going up the Nile toward Khartoum was born June 4 1833 in Goldenbridge House county of Dublin Bobs as Kipllns Tommy Atkinses call Baron Roberts of Candahar in Af ghanistan and the county of Waterford in Ireland is now commanderinchief of the forces in Ireland and is one year older than his commander Lord Wolse ley While yet Sir Frederick Sleigh Roberts he had already become the idol of the soldiers in India But the list that didnt even start with Wellington who was born in Dublin April 17 1769 but which already includes his most eminent successors is only begun Readers of the war news from the Indian frontier all through the late rebellion of the Afridis and the Mohmunds have become familir with the name of Col Sir Bindon Blood K C B who seems to have hud general charge of the British fortes This gallant officer is a son of William Bindon lood2sgof the County Clare His laurels were won long ago for he was chief staff officer on the Chitral relief force He is now the head of the royal engineering military works department in India No wonder there are Mulvaneys a plenty under the leadership of a Roberts and a Blood The army roster will fill out the record almost at will Gen Sir John Doran K C B famous throughout two decades of Hindoostane wars comes from Ely House in the County of Wex ford The gallant Sir Hugh Henry Gough whose Indian career is a long series of wounds and decorations is a son of George Gough of Rathronon servIicesr lant conduct at the relief of Lucknow X and on many another bloody field blaze a red trail of glory into the British war office Scarcely less distinguished at Cawnpore and Lucknow was Gen Sir Richard Dennis Kelly K C B who tomes from Weston in the County of iteath To sum up for India and Ire laRd the official commander in chief of the forces in India since 1893 has been Lieut Gen Sir George Stuart White K C B known all over the peninsula for long And gallant services He appears on the record as son of James Robert White Esqot Whitehall County of Antrim Sir Robert Kitchener Lord Kitchener of Khartoum the most popular soldier in Great Britain today o the man who has avenged Chinese Gordon atrodow death and redeemed Hicks Paafcai bloody defeat ila a native of lIrshastdWith Irishmen in command of theBrltUU forces in India in England iaJreland and in Egypt the satirical call for an American anajrte fred laodlH made several year fcgo to ait U English weekly seems ludicrous eve t though it was intended to accentuate the fact that the rollcall in American polio stations would send a thrill of joj through the bones of the Irish kings There was indeed an army ready to hand for at the time the statement was made the chiefs of police and a large share of the force in most of the princi pal American cities were Irishborn or of Irish descent Should such a rebellion as we are sup posing spread through the British army what of the navy What name rises first to every tongue when the Union Jack is unfurled even to the minds eye Whose indeed but that of Rear Admiral Lord Charles Beresfonl And the Beres fords too are Irish From the same County of Waterford which gave Rob erts to the army the fighting Beresford came to the navy Lord William Leslie de la Poer Beresford V C proudly en rolled as the son of Rev John fourth marquis of Waterford is an even more familiar name to the eyes of Americans for he named in 1895 Lily Warren daughter of Commodore Cicero Price of the United States navy and widow of George Charles eighth duke of Marl borough From Admiral Beresfords familiar and commanding name the list of naval heroes may be scanned with results entirely germane to the proposi tion The army and navy once infectedwith the spirit of revolt once proclaiming another holy war of the green banner what would become of the British col onies In the colony of Victoria the in fluence of the late prime minister Sir Charles Gavan Duffy is yet paramount In America he isi best known as the au thor of Young Ireland and the originator of the Nation Sir Cornelius Alfred Moloney after years of valued service on the Gold Coast is governor and commanderinchief British Honduras Lieut Col Sir John Terence Nicholas OBrien was rewarded for brilliant actions in the Munity and the Oudh campaigns in India by being made governor of Newfoundland 1895 Sir Dennis Fitzpatrick son of Thomas Fitz patrick Esqof Dublin is lieutenant governor of the Punjaub Lieut Gen Sir Thomas Lionel Gallwey governor md commanderinchief of Bermuda 18828 was the son of Major John Sallwey of the royal Irish constabulary The Right Hon William G E Macart ney M P who has recently been inspecting the Bermuda and Canadian naval establishments is parliamentary md financial secretary of the British admiralty Sir Jacob Dirk Barry of that wellknown Irish family is judge presi lent of the Court of Eastern districts mil member of the Court of Appeals of he Cape of Good Hope Sir George Maurice ORorke a son of Rev John DRorke of the County Galway has been eminent in New Zealand since 1854 and was a member of the ministry in 1872 3e would have great influence in Maori and The Earl of Belmore who has een Governor and commanderinchief of New South Wales is Baron Belmore ot1 Castle cool 1tIi Cul nr nanaghOf instant recourse would in such an extraordinary event be had to liplomacy Sir Nicholas Roderick Connor K C B who is a son of Patrick OConnor of Dundermott Ros common would be asked to make proper epresentntion to the Court of St Petersburg where he is accredited ambassador from Great Britain Sir Nicholas yas once minister to China and was not so many years ago Secretary of Legation at Washington 18857 but he would find some powerful proIrish influences at work in the winter palace itself Irishmen holding office in Russia Be yond doubt Mother Church whose influence has induced so many of them to lee from the ould dart since Cromwells persecution began in 1629 made the Greek Catholic establishment in Russia eem preferable to the Reformation at home The OBryans in St Petersburg became the Obrutscheffs the ODonnells the Odontcheffs and the Scallens the ikalons There is no more distinguished oldier in Russia today than Obrutcheff general of infantry aidedecamp general member of the military household of the Czar and of the council of the empire It is true he has become a Russian of the Russians and has mar withIhis former countrymen to congratulate rim on having become a noted authority on military statistics a savant as well Nor is there anywhere in the world an Irish soldier who is not proud of Ob TitscheffB triumph over the Turks at Vladja and Kars after their defeat of he Russians at Zivine Go and vindicate the army said the Czar and Ob utscheff went Gen Skalon is maitre de la cour at Petersburg with the rank of privy councilor The gallant Odontcheff is of the same ODonnells whose names are part and parcel of the history of Spain for yearsNor this curious Russianizing of the names of Milesian heroes excite wonder in the minds of those who have read VasUi Makroffs story ofIIA Morning With the Czar and recognize in the vriter Capt William F Mason McCarthy ate of Gen Robert E Lees confidential tail aud later still confidential aide to the Czar Alexander II Many another irishman engineering mining surveying would be found wearing the Czars uniform and ready to fight his battles What are they to do when the supreme conflict comes in the East between the Russian bear and the British lion They have evidently made their choice Even so accomplished a diplomat as Sir Nicholas OConnor might appeal for advice and assistance to the greatest diplomatist of his time as Gen Patrick A Collins the American Consulgeneral to London 18926 declared the Marquis of Dufferin to be And where would the tftrquk be found if not at his own home in the County Down seven wiles from felfart Let u suppose the seentot Diplomatic I mreMtttaUoiu trauaftrred from 8k pen tersburg to Vienna Who is n privy councilor to the Emperor of Austria and most eminent among AustroHunganan statesmen None other than the elev enth Viscouut Taafe and Ballymote of Sligo Edward Francis Joseph Chamberlain to his Imperial Majesty Knight of the Golden Fleece Knight of Malta Knight of St John Grand Cross of the Order of SS Maurice and Lazarus of Italy The Peerage of Ireland regu larly enrolls the Taafes a family so well bestowed on the ould sod that plain John Taafe of Swarmore Castle Ardee in the County of Louth has 5147 acres of his own Baron Hoenning CCarroll is today Secretary of the Austrian Lega tion in Sofia The Flight of the Wild Geese spread Catholic Irishmen all over Europe after the defeat of King James But in Spain and Austria they have es pecially thrived There is a wealth of suggestion in the line of the Austrian army register al luding to the prominence of Baron Jo hann OBrien IIfor the affair of the Black Lake May 13 Victor OEgan is an of ficer of the 48th Hayes OConnell of the 59th and Johann OFanagan of the 82d infantry Baron Thomas Brady is an Austrian Major general Freiherr Mc Nevin OKelly is a captain of militia Graf OKelly von Gallagher was a Ma jorgeneral and Baron John Macguire won honors a hundred years ago The Celt Iberians as the earliest of the present race in the peninsula are called were undoubtedly akin to the CeltHibernians For centuries there were cordial relations between Spain and Ireland both Catholic countries to the core The Spaniards settled the coast of Galway where the colleens are to this day endowed with eyes and tresses a Andalusian in their jetty beauty and when a cry of distress went out from beleaguered Kinsale toward the close of the seventeenth century a Spanish fleet came promptly to the rescue The de feat of the allies on that occasion drove Red Hugh ODonnell among others to emigrate and the names of ODonnell and ODay became famous in the mili tary annals of the peninsula Marshal Leopold ODonnell helped expel Joseph Bonaparte Gen ODonnell led against the revolt of 48 and afterward became Queen Isabellas Prime Minister and favorite in unofficial relations The Leo pold ODonnell who subdued the Riffs In 1801 was made Duke of Tetuan nnd the Duke of Tetuan who as Prime Min ister received our own MUster Woodward at San Sebastian is his son The OSullivans and ODriscolls and Hugh ONeills who went to Valladolid and Lisbon soon after the arrival of the ODonnells in Spain are still in evidence among the most faithful devotees of those cities The OReilly for whom OReilly street in Havana was named and the OHigginses and Lynches for whom Chili named warships came to America by way of Spain And speaking of distant quarters of the globe there is Sir Robert Hart an Irishman at the head of the Imperial custom service i- nChina rl Perhaps the most really powerful i Irishman if we consider him as controlling the destines of millions of hu man beings is Sir Robert Hart of Pekiu Sir Robert by his exceptional ability and justly molded mind has for more than a quarter of a century had the absolute confidence of the Chinese Government So far as any man might he has wisely guided its policy and has done much to inculcate the highest standard of morality in governmental affairsIn Rome there have been for ages Irish Princes of the Church Ferdi nand Count OGorman Knight of the Order of Christ and Commander of the Order of Gregory the Great has been since 1878 Private Chamberlain to Pope Leo XIII He had fulfilled the same re lation to Pope Pius IX and he is not only a Roman Count but also Guardian- of the Tombs of the Imperial House of Austria in the Ducal Chapel in Nancy as well as Guardian of the Chateaux of Pixerecourt Choloy and Longuyon in LorraineCount Russell of Rome is Henry Patrick Marie Russell male heir to the Rus sells Barons of Killough in the County Down Edmund James de Poher de la Poer of Gurteen le Poer in the County Waterford was formerly Private Chamberlain to the Pope and is now a Count of the Papal States and a Knight of St John of Jerusalem Another Count of the Holy Roman Empire is Count Arthur John Moore of Mooresport in the County of Tipperary and yet another is Count CecilKearney of Balllnvilla County Mayo The above brief sketch can do little more than give an idea of the position Irishmen hold at the very helm of many ships of state And truly no one can deny that such a list is remaikable There are many other important spheres of life in which the Irishmen are leaders and these must not be neglected- In the London and especially in the provincial English press the Irishman Is well to the fore The venerable Jus tin McCarthy who has recently finished the last volume of his History of Our Own Times has for years written the imperial editorials in the London Daily News the great Liberal organ As a journalistic historian he reminds one of the work of Thiers T P OConnor iin the Sun OConor Power in the Speaker the leading Liberal weekly Frank Hugh ODonnell and many another free lance wield trenchant pens What of science and the liberal professions Lord KelvinSir William Thom sonwho won his title by practical achievements in electrical science vial born ali Irishman Sir Williani MacCormac who la described by Burke ao SurgeoninChief of AngloAmerican Ambulance and who has been decorated by nearly every Government in Europe for his services toI humanity ia a native of Belfast He owholda the post of Examiner in Sur tatthe University London Any Londoner can extend thelIstl The Lord SblellJustice of England Baron Russell Ofi Killowttt in the Couutf of Down wtw j 0 born in Seafield house Killowen No vember 10 1832 The chairman of the Midland and Great Western railways Sir Ralphcc t Smith Cusack is Clerk of the Crowncc and Hanaper in Iceland I In Canada where fourfifths of the I population may be deemed Celts there I have been such eminent Irishmen as Blake now in Parliament at Westminster I Costigan and Thomas Darcy McGee I No man better than Blake can call the beadroll of Canadian Celts None more than he would delight to recall that if Hume and Carlyle were Scotch Celts that other famous historian Macaulay sprang from the Magawleys a family of great antiquity In Ireland and descended from no less a personage than the mysterious Niell of the Nine Hostages The growth of the Irish Celt side by side with the French Celt in Canada is only to be expected from the history of the two countries i which for centuries fraternized with sword and scapular The achievements of the Irish in France and under the fleurdelis wherever French troops set foot are as old as i Froissart and are famous alike in history 1 and in romance A solitary example I may suffice in the Macmahons who lived with distinction many centuries in Ire land and having risked all for the last of the Stuart kings transferred their allegiance to the lilies of France and became Generals larshals and Presi dents in that congenial soil Nor is any lover of roses in any clime likely to forget that other gallant FrancoIrish name of Niel French of the French since after the treaty of Limerick in 1691 13000 Irish soldiers with drums beating and colors flying chose to serve Catholic rather than a Protestant King All fighting Frenchmen know of the laurels won under the banner of France by the McDonalds OTooles William sons Careys and Dilons Now when the tide of immigration to North America is already ebbing the undeveloped republics far to the south of us are attracting some of Erins most stalwart sons Thus ebb of the tide was in the nature of things bound to come The official statistics of the Treasury De partment show that 3075384 Irish peo ple arrived in United States ports be tween October 1 18O and June 30 1804 Whereas there were 73513 arrivals from Ireland in the year 1888 the correspond c ing number in 1894 vas only 33904c These immigrants and their sons be gan so speedily to take possession of I the minor political especially the mu nicipal offices of their new homes they settled mainly in the townsthat an accurate resume made within five years past showed them then to be in control of the municipal machinery of the cities of New York Boston Brook lyn Jersey City Hoboken Chicago Buf falo Troy Albany Pittsburg St Paul St Louis Kansas City Omaha New Or leans and Sari Francisco The history of the Irish in the United States is indeed an important volume In the general his tory of the Celt abroad Gen Patrick tCollinst himself an Ame can I shnlan JlhTjs enumerated Ithqse American Irish wk s names most headily recur to thesstudent of American history McKinley the President and Bryan his competitor john C Calhoun James Buchanan and Chester A Arthur the ancestors of all six belonging in the same county in Ireland In the army and navy the roll includes Montgomery Wayne Stark Knox Lewis Conway Sullivan Meade Sheridan Kearney Shields Barry the father of the Amer ican navy McDonough and Mahau Other great names are Patrick Henry the immortal champion of revolution in Virginia Ulysses S Grant General and PresIdent the fighting McCooks Mc Clellands McClernands McDonoughs and McDowells in the Union army and Stonewall Jackson in the Confederate ranks John Barry the first ranking of ficer in the navy and Capt John D OBrienUnder adverse circumstances in most cases they have indeed become leaders of men and preserved a strong personal loyalty to the traditions of the ould dart TRINITY COUNCIL Making Prepration For Its Fourth of July Cele bration t Trinity Council Y M I held a large and interesting meeting Monday evening at which one application for membership was presented and referred to the investi gating committee An important com munication was also received from the Supreme Secretary The new ritual of the Y M I has been published and will soon be in use in all of the councils George Barrett who has been with the Legion in Porto Rico was installed as Recording Secre tary by Director Sullivan Letters were received from the father of John Hogan and the mother of William Hulsekamp lately deceased thanking Trinity Council for the prompt payment of their death benefits George Nabor ofJ J Council 207 was a visitor and delivered a short address that was full of interest It was decided to give a series of sub scription euchres the first of which will take place Wednesday evening next Dr Lammers and wife will be tbe chape rones while Messrs Hund Rittman Nuxol Able and OConnell will act as a reception committee The Fourthof July picnic committee reported that contracts had been closed for Fern Grove and the steamers Colum bia Sunshine and Kite for that day and that the services of two bands of music had been arranged for The amusements will coaalat of music dancing athletic games patriot addresses and numerous other attractions The committee having the picnic in charge consists of Messrs Able Hund Kelly Krause and Carrey and they will nee that nothing is left undonethaf wiltfomtribute to its sue celli- r MONKS OF THE SCREW capitalduriugcentury The great names the noted wits the brilliant orators and Parliament arians and last though perhaps not least the fierce fireeaters that mixed in her social life caused dear dirty Dub lin as she has since been called to be EuropeAmongsupply the bloods of the time young and old with fun and frolic the Order of popularlyknown easilytookspirits not alone in Dublin but in all Ire land in its membership It was in no sense the monastic body which its title The Monks of the Screw would at the first blush imply It was founded in the year 1779 by the famous Barry Velver ton M P afterward Lord Viscount Avomnore Lord Chief Baron and its Prior was John Philpot Curran M P the renowned lawyer and orator An idea of the nature of the order may bs learned from the following verses which quote from its cisarter song whichwas written by Curran When Saint Patrick our order created And called us the Monks of the Screw abbotToBut first he replenished his fountain skyAnd saint shipThe should never run dry My youretemptedWhile sober be wise and discreet fastingWheneer Then be not a glass In the convent Except on a festival found And this rule to enforce ordain A festival all the year round The monks it must be said livedI up to the precepts of their abbot The convent as their meeting place was called was in St Kevin street Dub lin and thither repaired every Saturday evening during the law term the creme de la creme of Dublin society Besides the names mentioned the following nearly all of whom were members of Par liament were prominent members of the orderWilliam Doyle Master in Chancery who for a time was Abbott the Earl of Arran the Right Hon Walter Hussey Burgh afterwards Chief Baron the Earl of Carhampton the Right Hon Isaac Corry afterwards Chancellor of the Ex chequer in the Irish Parliament Robert Day aftewards a Judge John Doyle afterwards a General in the army the Right Hon Henry Grattan the great Irish orator in the College Green Parlia ment Francis Hardy Lord Charlomonfs biographer Dudley Hussey Recorder of Dublin Lord Viscount Kingsborough the well known Rev Arthur OLeary Right Hon George Ponsonby afterwards Chancellorof Ireland Sir Michael Smith oftcrwords Master of the Rolls iheMar quis of Townsend elected professed and joinedon his visit to Dublin after his Vice Royalty and Arthur Wolf after wards Lord Viscount Kilwarden Chief Justice of the Kings bench The furniture of the apartment in which the Monks met was It is said entirely monkish in style and at the meetings all the members wore the habit of the order In such an assembly comprising as it did the master minds of the day it is need less to say that conviviality reigned supreme It was not however the con viviality of a mere vulgar drinking dub It was according to Thomas Davis an union of strong souls brought together like electric clouds by affinity and flash ing as they joined They met and shone and warmed They had great passions and generous accomplishments They were men of wit and pleasure living in a luxurious state of society and probably did wild and excessive things This was reconcilable in such a state of society with every virtue of bead and heart The Monks also often met at their Abbots place in Ratbfarnbam a country district outside Dublin He named the residence from their meetings The Priory and the old house is occupied stillThe society commenced to dwindle away about the year 1794 Political feeling and unrest sundered many members who had been erstwhile strong friends and soon afterwards it completely disappeared Many traditions of thesayings and doings of the Monks are however still extant in Dublin IRISH CLUB FOR LONDON After the meeting recently held in the Cockburn Hotel London an Irish club for London may be regarded as certain to be established within a few months says a correspondent It is a strange fact that with the exception of Jews the Irish are singular in having in London no recognized place of meeting in which Hibernians of all classes and parties can on the ground of theircommon nationality The Irish Lite rary Society to the best of its ability tries to fill this gap but its membership is necessarily restricted by its limited objects Many Irishmen are also mem bers of the National Liberal and other clubs These are by no means completely project mooted some months ago and in the meantime the provisional committee then appointed have been working hard to turn this idea into practical results They have received a good deal of support from all classes of Ireland Promises of a definite character have been ob tained from 300 Irishmen and 200 others have formally expressed their intention of becoming members of the club In constitution the club will be a limited liability with a capital of E50000 in Ii shares A preliminary syn dicate has already been formed on the basis of a subscription of 0000 the greater portion of which has been already subscribed The club premises are to adjoins Cockburns Hotel in which rooms are to be reserved for members procuredThesectarian and to be entitled to membership must be at least half Irish by descent Irishmen all over the world can become members of the club whose HenlYreh i c OFFER TO THE PATRONS OF THE a 1Rl8H RMRtGRN t We have made arrangements whereby sub scribers can procure a y Life 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to oppose the proposed amalgamation of Waterford and Limer ick and Great Southern and Western railwaysThe Electric Tramways Company commenced running their cars December 23 and an admirable service was cone ducted throughout the city during flay without a single hitch In the case of Huch Boyle a prisoner under sentence of death in Derry jail for the murder of his father the Lord Lieu tenant has been pleased to commute the sentence to penal servitude for life Lord French who since his marriage has been living at Johannesburg where there is quite an Irish colony now has come home for a trip He has been staying with his family who are at present residents in Dublin Among recent arrivals in Irelandare the Earll of Portarlington the Marquis and Marchioness of Lansdowne and the Early of Kerry Lady Fitzgerald Lady Susan Deresford Col and Mrs Kayes and Major and Mrs Macdonald Ss The longexpected vacancy in the County Court Judgeship of the County Clare has at last been announced County Court Judge Kelly has retired after particularly long occupancy of his post and that post now remains to be filled A verdict of accidental death was returned at Cork at an inquest on a groom named Long who was killed while hunt Ing with the Muskerry hounds on Thurs day The man was thrown his hors rolling over him causing the fatal in juriesAt the meeting of the Dungarvan Boar of Guardians J V OBrien presiding T Power proposed and John Greene seconded a resolution expressing approba tion of the action of the Limerick Boar of Guardians in favor of unity OShea supported the resolution which was adopted unanimously- So far there has been no change in th strike of dock laborers The men are still out and police are kept constantly on duty on the T Harrington M P has been asked by theinen to intervene and has consented to do so A conference with Mr Middleton has it iisI 1t Y nstrrmnRedy = N 3s1to pe l the matter will be amicably settled withinI a short time- Thomas P McCarthy who is I known in Nationalist circles has issue l his address to the Electors of the Kil finane district of the Limerick County Council Mr McCarthy has the supportt of all sections of Nationalists and his election Is a foregone conclusion He b Treasurer of the Kilfianne G A Club whose team are the All Ireland Champions in hurling The tenants on the estate of Lady Jane Moore Coolmahon County Cork have just completed the agreements for the purchase of their holdings through the Land Commission by means of State loans The purchase money in all case is seventeen years on the present rents which except in a few small lots are judicial Richard Rice Solicitor Fer t toy carried out the necessary prelimi naries The action of the Amnesty Association in obtaining pledges from candidates for the new corporation to support a resole- tion favoring amnesty to political prisoner appears both sensible and timely There is no possible excuse for prolonging the imprisonment of the few political i prisoners still incarcerated in English jailsfor their devotion to Irelands cause and a strongly worded protest from the first municipal Body in Ireland elected under the new law can not fail to hasten the day of delivery On Tuesday night a largely attended meeting of the committee having charge of the making of arrangements for erect ing a memorial to the men who shed their blood for Ireland in 1708 was held at Ryans Hotel Thurles Charles Cul bane occupied the chair After a short discussion the Secretary of the commit tee D H Ryan was directed to write t I several sculptors for designs and quota tions with a view to assist the committee to arrive at a decision as to what formI the memorial would take At an adjourned meeting of the Carlow Town Commissioners a letter was readl from James Kirkland Secretary andI Manager Grand Canal Company iinI which referring to the recent floods i I the Barrow he expressed regret to learn that they caused such serious results butt added that the late rainfall was of such IJvery exceptional nature he trusted the might never have a similar experience He further remarked that the floods were the worst that have occurred during their I recollection An inmate of the Maidstone Unto named Frederick Reader has been sentenced ti to twentyone days hard labor for refractory conduct He was sum moned before the House Committee and dhe must endeavor to obtain work He left the room but returned and wit jcoiuiderable force threw a hot suet pud ding at the Chairman of the board The master seized Reader and they rolled together in portions of the pudding on the floor Reader wM eventually over powered and taken to the police station u1uitupoUedbycided to give billlMwl naent John Palyaddremd Urge aMtfny T n the burgesses of the Market ward Limer ick recently in favor of the labor candi dates put forward by the Workers Executive During the course of a vigorous speech he said it is now time for the workingmen to assert themselves Let them not be deceived by the cry of unity but let them be so united as to stand side by side in support of their own can didate and if they were then beaten at the polls then let them never raise their heads again He proposed a resolution which was unanimously adopted pledg ing support to the following candidates in the labor interest John McConnack John Madden and P R Clery 23dMichael Fogarty a large farmer residing at Brittas when returning home from Thurles met with a severe accident when passing through Gaol street The horse of a jarvey going in the same direction swerved the car coming into contact with Mr Fogarty and knocking him down The car passed over his chest and when picked up he was unconscious Medical aid was immediately summoned and it was discovered that his ribs had been broken and that he had sustained severe internal injuries He was prompt ly removed to his own residence a short distanse away Much regret is felt at the sad occurrence as Mr Fogarty is very popular and highly respected in the localityIntense interest is being arousedat flirt in the work of preparing for the coming elections The local Board of Guardians and Town Commissioners have always possessed predominant Unionist party made up by plural voting in the Poor Law Board and Lord Rosses power ful influence and a restricted franchise in the town It is now intended to change this and to bring the constitution of these bodies into conformity with popular views Under the direction of the Very Rev Dr Phelan a strong organizedeffort is being made to secure the return of Catholics and Nationalists for all of the twentyone seats at the Urban District heldadaily for that purpose Indeed every thing is in readiness for the contest- A Wexford correspondent says It has been definitely announced here that a county convention comprised of all sec tions and parties of Nationalists will be timeeTown Hall Wexford Needless to say this announcement has caused a great discussiondthroughout the town and county The objects for which the convention is to be called are the consideration of the com elecd tions appointment of local committees and the adoption of other steps for sum mooing meetings of the electors in every district for the purpose of selecting can ifethe various parties see their way to ap point representatives to attend the meet ing A public meeting of artisans laborers and others was held in the Town Hall selectingdj candidateslnttie interests o ibF vork ingmen in connection with the forthcom ing municipal elections There was a Cosgravdwas that the workingmans dayhadarrived There was no use in his complaining about municipal mismanagement or un fair dealings in the future as the wholes matter now rested with themselves He hoped they would make certain to elect proper men to represent their interests They comprised a majority of the elect ors and they were entitled to a majority of the Councillors They should return good men who would build good houses for the artisan and laborer let them at low rent advocate fair wages and sups port home trade and local industries- It is surprising to hear that up to some days ago there was still living a witnes- of I some of the most atrocious scenes enacted by the Yeos and time military in the dark days of 08 This was Mrs Mar McDonald who resided at a place called Browns Hill Carlow and who has just passed away at the extreme age of 110 years She was born in the parish of Aries in the Queens county a few miles from the town of Carlow and she witnessed the house burnings in that devoted town when it will be remembered the soldiery not only prevented many of the inmates escaping but forced several of the unfortunate insurgents into the burning dwellings Among those who were implicated in the attack on Carlow generally knight The only evidence against him was that some of the insurgents before advancing on the town had gone through some exercises in drill on the lawn in front of his house He was tried by courtmarUal and sentenced to be hanged aroOuthisrive too late One of the recollections o the late Mrs McDonald was the sight of hanginfromg rock Hotel now stands The remains of the late Very Rev Canon Brosnan were interred in the OConnell Memorial church at Cahirci veen During his lifetime he had erecte bne buried so that his body should lie in the church to the erection of which he de- L voted so many years of his life It is to uoYcompleted before his death The wall of that building are not yet completed and around about the good priests grave side are many tokens of his energies I nonw work for the accomplishment of hisI greatest amoition The people who too part in the ceremonies were represents tiveofallaeedsanddaseesThefuneralprocession abouthof Mary awl the school girls of the Pre serration Convent A striking feature in connection with the sad event was the great sorrow shown by the poor women of the placejvho while the Mineral coif age was pastingi along the route indulged kneehnrrwalchiIs generally followed when any benefac or of their claw ixuee away When the remain were laid to tat every one knelt down and itrend cap alt Yra for the repose of the xwloutpriest nouU1 f HIBERNIANS What They Have Been Doing the Past WeekGeneral- News Notes Division 5 of Combridgeport held its annual ball on January 20 The Hibernian Knights held a joint drill and business meeting last night Division 12 of Boston will have its annual ball in Union Park February 8 Time Hibernians Knights were glad to have Martin Sheehan with them again Young Mens Division No 0 has also come to the front for the Kentucky Irish AmericanDivision 31 of Dorchester will give its annual dance at Bloomfield Hall on February 8- Division 68 of Boston will have its first annual ball in Odd Fellows Hall January 20- Division 3 is to be congratulated upon its report that none of its members are on the sick list The Hibernian Riflps of Bridgeport will celebrate St Patricks day by giving a soiree to their friends The Hibernian knights have a good treasury and they say time trip to Boston is already an assured fact The nineteenth annual ball of Division 9 of Boston was held in Roughans Hall Charlestown Wednesday evening The Kentucky Irish American is glad to acknowledge the friendly spirit exhib ited toward it by the members of Divis ion 3 Division 3 accepted the invitation of the Ladies Auxiliary to attend the dance and euchre and is sure to be well repre sentedOwing to the inclemency of the weather there was a small attendance at the last business meeting of the Hibernian Knights The County Board Finance Committee held an interesting session Tuesday night The next session will take place on the evening of January 30 Invitations to the soiree and dance of No 6 can be had of any of the members of the division These are complimentary and no person will be admitted without oneMessrs D J Tierney George Daniel Will McCarthy Edward Holly and John Casey can always be depended upon to favor the pleasant dances given by Di vision G- Joseph Lynch takes great interest in company matters and if his wishes are carried out the company will be enabled to shortly put up n drill that will be hard to equal The meeting of the Young Mens Division i Tuesday evening was largely at tended there being more members pres ent than has been witnessed for sometime pastS JerryHallihan aspiesidingTgiGcer of the Hibernian Knights displays parlia mentary acumen that surprises his most neverequestioned John Barrett was a visitor at the meet lug of Division 3 and made some interesting remarks relative to the formation of the Gaelic class and the study of the Irish language The Hall Board as at present consti uted Is an excellent one and Division 3 displayed good judgment in the selection of Joseph P Taylor James Coleman and Patrick Holley as its representatives There was an unusually large attend lastsWednesday evening The yearly report showed more money in the treasury than divisionsThe Rev William T Mclaughlin and Edward M Waldron State Chaplain reyspectively are now in Florida where they will remain until about the middle of February The yearly report of the officers of the Young Mens Division shows it to be in a healthy financial condition the balance in the treasury exceeding expectations The receipts at the meeting Tuesday night were quite large Military Division 46 had its second an nual ball in Lyceum Hall East Boston and it proved to be very enjoyable The room was decorated with the national colors and insigna of the order There was a large attendance Division 8 of Springfield Mass has appointed a committee consisting of P F Haggerty P F Mitchell and Vincent P Coghlan to organize a class for the study of the Irish language and history under Mr Haggertys direction MenafDivision have resolved to form a Recruiting Committee for the purpose of increas ing the membership They will invite their friends to join and their efforts arc expected to produce gratifying results Last Monday evening Division 2 of thatdthat city Invitations were extended to all the Hibernians of the city and State President James Brec of New Haven was the guest of honor Companyswho served through the Cuban campaign was withta purse gold by members of Military Division 37 of Boston The ofkpresentation speech At the annual meeting of Division 1 Ladiea Auxiliary of Worcester Miss M E A Farrell the President reported a membership of eightynine in addition to the six admitted that evening All bills for the year have been settled and l1oohl18 been paid to the Hibernian building fund leaving a balance in the bank sufficient to keep the society on a sound financial halls A committee was pattyiiiAt a meeting of Division Sial Clinton Masston the 6tb last a number of the JOHN 135 FRANIC WALTERS Clay=Street Brewery 812 and 814 CLAY STREET Telephone 2092 LOUISVILLE KY ITALIANSWISS COLONY WINE GO 219227 West Jefferson Street WHALLEN BROTHERS ProprsWHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN LIQUORS OP ALL KINDS releipllone 2100 LOUISVILLE UY = 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iM LAWLERS ONARCHAND A O H SUPERIOR 5 CENT CIGARSManufactured at Eighteenth and Duncan Streets volunteers of time late war who are menu bers of the order were present The hall was decorateS with bunting and flags President F Cannon called the meet lug to order and reminiscencesof his experiences as President of the Vol unteer Relief Fund and ais trip to Camp Wjkbff Capt P J Canon of Company K delivered an c5dr M ou the part the 1oca1V company took in the late war At the wnclttiotj of the addresses the audUuoe cb r ilkh sturdy OipUin and his men Then Allowed a reception ia stioolcbamtdwith BIG FOUR ROUTE T- OIndianapolis Peoria CHICAGOAND INDIANA and MICHIGAN BEST TERMINALS I UNION DEPOT Corner Seventh St and River CITY TICKET OFFICE No 218 Fourth Ave S J QATf S General Agent Louisville Ky E G McCORMICK Pass Traf Mgr WARREN J LYNCH A GP A CINCINNATI O FINE BOX CANDIES FOR TUB BEST 00 TO PALACE OF SWEETS 120 WEST MARKET ST Bet First and Second JOHN T MURPHY GO I HOTEL RIEHEblEU CAFE AND 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