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NIpi arA J CJ 1 LNJ11I ME1C4Ni i= == == = ==== == n VOLUME IINO S LOUISVILLE SATURDAY FEBRUARY 25 1S99 PRICE FIVE CENTS IRISH NATION Dr Sige sons Dublin Jcchue on the Lost Mission of the Gael Chivalry Was a Distinguish Characteristic of the Irish of Ancient Tines The Motives Which Moved the Celtic Races Against the Romans SAVIOR OF TilE FREEDOM OF BRITAIN Recently in the hall of the Catholic Club Dublin an able lecture on the Lost Mission of the Irish Nation was delivered by Dr Sigerson who is one of the most intellectual men of the Irish metropolis Rev lather Delany pre sided and there was a large attendance- In the course of his remarks the lec turer referred to the development of nations and said the simplest group the family did not suffice it required that t nunnerouslessergroupssltouldcooperateand tion In Pagan times the interests of the Irish were not limited to time mate rial world but they beheld words beyond full of beauty and delicacy When Christianity came it came to a cultured people and in a short time the island was aflame with it The spiritual energy of the Irish of those days is proved by the hosts of Christian emissaries which the island sent forth all over Europe and whose names were cherished with reverence to this day on the Continent When we considered the vast continents that had since these days been opened up and the part which the Irish played in them the answer to the question Has the nation preserved this great quickening faculty still or was it gone must be No the nation has been faith ful and has not failed Chivalry was unquestionably a distinguishing charac teristic of the ancient race Strabo wrote emphatically to time warlike qualities of the Celtic race The description was fair though imperfect and applied suf ficiently to the ancestors of those gallant Irish soldiers of whom Sir Walter Scott sand Theymoved to death with military glee Certainly as aracetlicyile lighted in chivalrous varfare disdaining whatever they deemed unfair or mean In our old heroic romances innumerable examples may be found the perusall of which should tend to exalt the ideals of I generations The record of their prowess does not depend only on native writ ers for they knew from foreign sources that the Irish armies invaded Gaul that they brought over thousands of captives that they waged valorous war against the Roman Legions in Caledonia that Brit annia wept when the sea foamed beneath the Irish oars They might put aside Agricolas boast of what he could dosince he did not even attempt to invade Ire land At that time indeed the Irish Gael were more than willing to meet him half way as he discovered in Scotland theLsuccor of their colonies and the ance of their allies The most renowned of the Caledonian chiefs was one called in Latin Galgacus a name confessedly Celtic and very Irish seeing that Doire Calgach was of old the name of that Ulster city which changed it for that of Doire Columcille The oration which the Latin author ascribes to Calgach expressed no doubt the very sentiments of the Gaels in their strife against Roman domination and the fact that such a speech should be composed for him in dicated that the Romans found the Celts of these islands as expert in eloquence as those of the Gaul It also showed that the Roman could do justice to the mo lives of an enemy The address indeed resembled that of Bruce to his army and Burns probably found the idea of this poem in the speech of Cilgach When I consider the motives which have roused us to this war exclaimed Calgach when I reflect on the need that calls for our staunchest vigor I expect all that is great and noble from that union of feelings which pervades us From this day I date the freedom of Britain We are the men who never crouched in bond age Beyond this there is no land where liberty can find a refuge Even the sea Is shut against us while the Roman fleet is hovering on the coast To draw the sword in the cause of freedom is the true glory of the brave and in our condition cowardice itself would throwaway the scabbard It It Are the nations rich Roman avarice is their enemy Are they poor Roman ambition lords it over them To rob to ravage and to murder in their imposing language are the arts of civilization When they have made a desert they call it peace to This speech composed by a generous foe was designed to show the motives which moved the Celtic races against the Ro mans and demonstrates their unconquerable spirit their virile courage and their union of sentiment Strange as it might now seem paradoxical even it is jjet true that in those early ages the Irish nation was looked to by freeborn Britons as their protector and proved itself the savior of the freedom of Brit aia oy assisting to expel the Roinans I Had that martial awl chivalric spirit which animatedour nation in forawr times diaappearettwith the jfeueratiotts who exemplified ltinetit Utthere could be such an assertion but there was none how convincing would be the I contradiction given by the great nations of Russia Austria Spain and France where the exiled Irish and their noble descendants upheld the honor of their adopted lands and the memory of their forefathers with heroic fidelity In I agan times men of Icajnins held the foremost rank in Ireland next to the monarch their wands conferred protec tier and sanclury When the Christian church emerging from catacombs began to raise its voice in hymns of praise the gift of song came into the Western church from the Celts St Ambrose was born in Gaul St Hilary was himself a Gaul and when the first Council of the church met in Rome to decide what books should be approved and what re jected one work which met with the highest commendation which almost every year since has been republished in new editions was the Carmen Pasch ale time Easter Song by Sedulius an Irish bard applause Most of the na tions of Europe had been proud to pro duce this poem which is the first Epic of Christendom but Ireland had been silent So great was the enthusiasm for learning so high was the honor of literature that the Irish universe counted their students by thousands Their renown overspread Europe and called visitors to their halls from all the adjoining kingdoms Norse men and Saxons and Gauls had streets named after them in Irish university towns Romans came and even Greeks for Ireland in the words of faithworthy witnesses was New Rome time School of the West In no place at no period was there shown such intense zeal for the cultivation of letters nor had the world ever witnessed such magnificent hospitality as that lavished on foreign students by the Irish nation On the evidence of that great Saxon the Venerable Bede they learned that Ireland received all comers with a liberal welcome and hos pitably entertained them giving them books to read when books were rare and precious instruction in every art and science then known and all gratu itously applause It was a great claim but it was admitted In that glorious period Irish authors helped to save classic letters from degradation aud did more they laid the deep and strong foundations of modern literature They gave of their higher culture and elaborated methods to the Norse to the AngloSaxon to the Germans to the French and to the Spaniards directly or indirectly They taught the new nations the systems of verse and music of rhymed and non rhymed lines on which all later poetry has been fashioned Beyond the classic world they created new realms of heroic romanc e jigfa inal iive fiction venal v- rions o other states mystIc dreams and humorous tales which inspired or influ enced much of the great intellectual ef forts of other and later men It was an undeniable fact that ancient Irelandwas the mother of literature applause Was reland now faithful to the great mission bequeathed her in illustrious heritage No loubl storm after storm has swept over leland wrecked1 its universities de stroyed its great schools and at last for a time swept over the land like a simoon burying all education under a Sahara of sterile sand But the nation outlived it all and in the very worst time of the tempest it created a constellation of col leges abroad Had the nation then fallen away from its strong enthusiasm and high ideals No doubt in the last half century much had been accomplished and ruins had grown again into schools and colleges but were the people in spired by the same intense zeal as of old Let them take a test and apply it Look at the publishers lists and se what multi tudes of volumes are poured forth and how few of these come from Irish authors and how fewer still were produced by Irish publishers The result was one that should cause a painful humiliation in the heart of any one who holds the honors of his nation dear That was an exceptional and an eminent mission which enabled and inspired the ancient nation of Ireland to become a mother of literature His fear was that this may be a lapsed and lost mission if the people be not awakened to the presence andeffect of a paralyzing apathy But in order that their nation might advance it must per ceive its failings and its fault it must put aside the false standards under which glaring gawds and gilded vulgarity were set before refined metal and materialism preferred to the expressions of spiritual and mental life applause ELOQUENT PANEGYRIC Large Audiences Will Hear Father Rocks Discourse on Ireland The sale of tickets for the lecture to be delivered by Rev Father Rock of the Cathedral at St Augustines church Jeffersonville under time auspices of Division 1 of time Ancient Order of fiber nians of that city on the evening of March 17 has already attained large pro portions and the indications are that a fine audience will enjoy a rare treat The press and the public of other cities where the reverend gentleman has de livered his famoXis lecture on St Patrick and Ireland have been loud in praise fit His selection for the present occa sion was a hapry one and a large nun ber of Louisyillians many of whom have heard him before have declared their in tention of being present GREAT PIANO SALE Those of our readers who contemplate the purchase of a piano should call upon the well known firm of D H Baldwin Co before buying The house is reliable ali4Jis offering route real hergaina j f J MEMORIES The Return of the American Voyagers to the Grave 0 f AVolfu Tone Their Charge Buried Near time Kemains of the Great Daniel OConnclI But Few lieinain of the Devoted Band Who Blade the Bod enstown Trip JEREMIAH KAVANAGII LIVES HERS Below is given the fourth and last chapter in Mr Michael Cavanaghs series ofstories of his visit with other Irish Americans to the grave of Theobald Wolfe Tone One of the principals Mr Jeremiah Kavanagh still resides in this city honored and respected by his fel lowcountrymenGod all the good and brave Though far apart their bodies lie In Irish earth or foreign grave Their souls commingle in the sky Having accomplished the object of our visit to Bodeutown we returned to Sallins where finding we had some time to spare before the arrival of the train for Dublin we spent a most agreeable hour in the society of the warmhearted family of our newmade friend John Magrath The object of our visit naturally formed the chief topic of conversation One of the party recited Totes Grave and our host in the warmth of his enthusiasm proffered me the generous privilege of a grave beside the hero provided I died in Ireland and wished to be buried there for said he our family burial place is close beside Wolfe Tones and no one shall conic between him and you if you wish it and I survive you I thanked him for the kind offer which I nevertheless felt compelled to decline because in the first place I wau not ambitious of a distinction I did not merit andsecondly if I had a choice Id prefer to take my last sleep beside her in whose arms I had my first As we were about taking leave of this genial family our host presented us with a fine hare which had been caught the previous day on the lauds of Bodens town requesting that as we could not re- afiitdaratyltxtvttttwhruj s iioill4 accept itr My Californian namesake acknowledged l the gift in an appropriate speech which I supplemented by observing that as I did not expect to participate in the prospective feast for the reason that I would leave Dublin before it came off I would then and there secure my share of the token of friendshipand suiting the action to the word I appropriated the scut On our return to Sallins station we found the sargent still on the lookout He evidently was expecting us for while we awaited the arrival of the train he sauntered up to me and opened a cover sation He soon assumed a confidential tone aud with n chrrming frankness told me that he knew who we were and where we were going on our arrival in the morning that in fact all the movements of our party were known since we llauded at Queenstown with more to the same purport- I presumed he intended to impress me with a salutary awe of the omniscient whose fitting representative he was But if so the attempt was a failure for in the language of the immortal Backwoods Bard- I wasnt born in a thicket To be scared by a cricket or to express it in plain prose I knew the likes of him of oulilfor I was brought up in a place where peelers were little liked and less fearedllandknowing that nothing so confounds those crookedminded scoundrels as speaking the plain truthwith a frankness as con fiding as his own I told him that we anticipated such attentions from Her Majestys representatives during our stay in Ireland we looked upon them as due to the position we occupied and there fore as a matter of course regarded them with the utmost indifference I Though rather surprised with the curt ness of my reply he returned to the charge and in an offhand sort of way inquired how long we purportedre maining in Ireland I replied that that was uncertain just then that under certain not improbable contingencies some of us might be induced to temain there altogether while others might find it necessary to recross the Atlantic on im portant business The arrival of the train terminated our interesting confab and we parted with mutual expressions of goodwillbut with sonic mental reservations on both sidesOn our return to Dublin we took a car and proceeded to Glasnevin cemetery to view the spot wherein our charge was to be laid at rest on the morrow We found the grave already prepared in close proximity to that of Anne Devlin Robert Emmets heroic servant and within the shadow of the modern Round Tower that rises above the remains of OCon nell We ascended the latter structure and from its lofty summit enjoyed a splendid panoramic view of Dublin and its environs thus appropriately terminate ing the experiences of this eventful day In the years which have since gone down the stream of time have phased into the illimitablel ocean of eternity nanrof the men whose memories are J 1 I most closely associated with my reminis cences of that delightful day Widely separated lie their graves who stood so united in hurt and purpose by that lonely tomb in Botlenstown Of all the little band who spilovingly conveyedL their brother exile o his Irish grave but one experienced time sane devoted attention Captain rank Welple after more than a twelvemonths proba tionary slumber in thejred Virginian field where his battle comr des laid himwas through the love st nger than death of his true souled Insh wife accorded the oft expressed wislm of his heart Among his own to rest He sleeps with his fathers in his native Skibbereen where six years later were laid the remains of hIP gallant and well beloved friend and Fenian brother Major Denims j Downing Col Dqhel1Y and Philip OReilly slumber in Calvary cemetery Long Island tiol Smith sleeps in San Francisco and John T Mahony in Philadelphia Bornj vithin a few miles of one another j By the pleasant yfters of the River Lee 4 the breadth of a con neat divides their graves lMy dear fr end Father John Tracy with a happier fate than any diedwhile on a visit o the home of his boyhoodand is blesi ed with a grave in front of the altar where he served mass years before and where the prayers of his people are sure to b perpetually offered up for his pure spirit eternal repose e MICHAEL MURPHYa Back From Ireland and Will Again Enter ho Grocery Business Michael Murphy otic of the best known Irish Ahmerican citizens who last year left this city to liiakc a tour through Ireland returned recently and reports a most enjoyable jii11 engage in the grocery business at Seventeenth and Portland avenue whete he will have a jMrJ j 4r a number of years located at Eleventh jind Rowan streets and his host of friends will welcome him back into Ihe business world His house when completed wit be a handsome one with ah annex where a drop of the real article can be hade J ST PATRICKS DAY si ir Details Nearly Completed for the Approaching Cole ti ij ton 0 j The committee having in charge the St Patricks day celebration at Hiber luau Hall met Sunday afternoon with all the members present The arrangements are nearly all completed and thus far include what promises to be a most pleas ing musical and literary entertainment to he followed by refreshments and danc ing There will be another meeting of the committee tomorrow afternoon The tickts are now out and members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians are entitled to a limited number free of charge which they can procure at the meetings of their divisions during tIle next two week- sSACRED HEART MISSION Fathers Flnnegan and Mul conry Will Be Here For Two Weeks Beginning Sunday morning March 5 a two weeks mission will be given at the Sacred Heart church Seventeenth and Broadway by the distinguished Jesuit missionaries Rev Fathers Finnegan and Mulconry As it is many years since there was a mission in this church the people are delighted Services will be held every day both morning and even ing and Catholics and nonCatholics are cordially invited to attend The night services of the first week will be for women only and those of the second for men only The two Jesuit fathers are most able and eloquent pulpit orators and the church will be taxed to its utmost to accommodate those who will want to hear them AUDIENCE WELL PLEASED The play of Cartouche the Robber was given an excellent rendition at Music Hall last Wednesday evening and the young ladies and gentlemen taking part showed ability of a marked charac ter Much praise is due to Joseph Hill for the excellent work done The Misses Hoertz and Niehoff were time recipients of handsome floral offerings from appre ciative friends who were greatly pleased with their intelligent rendition of their parts Messrs Thomas Clines James Carroll Louis Sleure Thomas Kennedy and Tom Hamilton shared honors with Mr Hill while the work of the other members of the company was warmly applauded Mr John McCrocklin con vulsed the audience with his vocal selec tions and had to respond to several en cores When the disadvantages under which the young people labored owing to the lack of stage effects and scenery are taken into consideration the performance may be declared all that the public had reason to expect and many hope to see it repeated under more favor able circumstances The audience was a large and appreciative one and a hand some sum was reahzod for the benefit of the colored clt uniat Fourteenth rand Broadway In fl can find see o rfrayon portraits 6J- s iI i ti l PATRIOTIC Dramatic Social Club Gives a Washington Supper and Smoker The Memory of the Father of Our Country Happily Celebrated Brief nut Eloquent Addresses I Delivered Amidst Great Enthusiasm THE GUESTS ROYALLY ENTERTAINED Indirectly connected with St Vincents church on Shelby street is an organiza tion called the Washington Social Dra matic Club composed of the leading young Germans of that locality Last Monday evening they commemorated the memory of Washington by giving an oyster supper followed by a smoker which proved to be one of the most en joyable affairs that have taken place this season Time objects of the club are moral and social improvement and to act as an auxiliary in St Vincents chari table works The hall of time club house was hand somely decorated in the national colors with tables formed in the shape ofa horseshoe at the head of which was a large picture of George Washington very tastefully draped Nearly one hundred sat down to the tables which were pre sided over in a most pleasing manner by Mr A J Donieck who also acted as toastmaster Rev lather Heissing was introduced and welcomedl the members and their guests in a few well chosen words and during his remarks he commended all to be good patriots and good Christians saying true Christians make the best patriots after which an elegant oyster supper was served and heartily enjoyed byallOn the right of Toastmaster Donieck were seated President Den Beckman and William M Higgins with Councilmrn Edward Reiss and Frank Goss While the tables were being cleared the assem blage was entertained by the Diamond Quartet composed of Joe Frick Henry Schulten Wade Selvage and LoumsD- olltwhrduringlheeveningasangmany pleasing selections which wcrewarmly encored After cigars and pipes tied with the national colors had been passed to all Toastmaster Donieck made the opening address in which he eulogized Washington and related what he had done He paid a glowing tribute to the stars and stripes and in closing his happy remarks urged his hearers to follow patriotically the example set for them by the father of their country He was frequently applauded President Ben Beckman responded to time toast on the organization with th result that a large increase in the membership will be looked for Our Municipality was responded to by Councilman Edward J Reiss His address was one of the best of the even ing and he complimented the city on having such organizations as the Washington Social Dramatic Club Never before was he heard to better advantage and his remarks received close atten tion William Dennis had for his subject Social Club Benefits which he handled in a very satisfactory manner pointing out the many advantages to be derived from membership and inviting all to joinLabor and Kindred Organizations was the subject assignedt William M Higgins of the Kentucky Irish American who created considerable surprise and merriment when he commenced his talk in German Germans in America were paid a handsome tribute by John G Metzger who contrasted the existing conditions in this country and the fatherland He told of Heinrich Hudson and his career and related how the old women of the Catskills told the story of Hudson and his men playing ninepins in the moun tains when it thundered His peroration and God bless old Germany evoked great applause Charles A Fisher discoursed on Expansion presenting an able and studied argument that created a decided impression Mr Fisher is a finished orator a well as writer and at the close of his re marks was accorded an ovation The last toast Germantown As She Is was assigned to Frank Hulsman who related many funny incidents that had happened there and furnished con siderable amusement Others called on for impromptu re inarks were Henry Reiss who told of the warm reception Washington gave England saying that we should follow Washingtons advice and avoid foreign entanglements and give the recentl captured islands their freedom Frank Goss was the recipient of an tion when he was called upon and Fran Hoffman convulsed his hearers with a story on the Goss ball club Short talks were also made by ohnn Bredeman Mike McKenzie and Hen Bredeman and John Weiss made a hit by telling of the past of Gerui town and why he moved Theo Scherzinxer sang a song tha wM well received and Joe Friqk ren dered pleasing a guitar solo Frank Hoffman sang x ceinic song aud done much to contribute to the pleasure I of the occasion The club and guests joined in singing While We Sit Hap pily Together and at midnight the celebration came to a close thpse present voting Mr Donieck and the club capital entertainers The officers of the club are as follows President Den Beckman Vice Preshdemmt Den Schipper Secretary Ben Mueller Treasurer John Schrecker I Director William Dennis jIi In addition to those mentioned in the j foregoing there were present Fred Kun dert John Schertzer George Schoen Jo seph Nieman John Weiss Fred Krebs George Wibbels Mike Hcnnessy Frank Stein Rufus Harrington John Smith Joe Hulsman W Able B Mueller M Strubel B Klefot II Strubel B Ship per W Nussbaum M Goss F Klump J Huber P Mueller P Wronger C Hit ber H Becker and others THOMAS A WALSH The Prominent Attorney Rec ognized For Poetical Ability Time following compliment from the pen of Miss Anna Minogue is as deserved as it is true Mr Walsh has contributed to our columns and in succeeding numbers we will give place to a number of his meritorious productions Thomas A Walsh the poetlawyer of Louisville Kentucky was born in Con nersville Ind December 1lth 1859 His parents heaving removed three years later from that town to their farm in the White Water Valley the boy grew up amid surroundings as ideally beautiful as any he in his Inter years has describedl with a pen poetically true At the early nge of six years he entered on his pur suit of knowledge at the near country school doubtless one of the dear old district schools which are so rapidly disappearing giving place to modern buildings with all modern improvements They have now a patented deskandscat combination accommodating only two pupils in place of the old desks of heavy wood defaced by many a penknife and overturned bottle of ink and long bench where five youthful aspirants for know ledge found place and where seven or eight could be crowded on when the winter time brought in an influx of farmer boys There are frosted panes in the windows to shut out the view of wooded hill and silvery creek from the dreamyeyed children and time ventilation is effected according to fixed uielh ods which makes inmpossible the dis tracttug sigh1tndatoundol t me ca11ii and mocking birds Perhaps the rising generation of country children will be more learned in book lore than their elder sisters and brothers but they will have missed something from their lives past the power of science to bestow We can imagine with what reluctance the boy of whom from childhood it may well be said The stars and sunlight of his nights and days moved over him in dreams to quitted the country school for time one in time town in Connersville On SteMeinrads College afterward to St Marys College returning at the close of two years spent in the celebrated Ken tucky institution of learning to St Mein rads from which he was graduatedwith honors During his years at St Marys he was put in charge of the college paper The Sentinel and in its columns his first poetical efforts saw the light but assuming them to be only those effusions which are as natural to romantic youth as meas els and chickenpox are to him at an early age when Mr Walsh entered the arena of life the Muse and he appeared to part company Having determined on the profession of law he went to Louis yule and began his studies under the eminent Judge Fox and in 1884 was ad mitted to the bar In his work at the bar Mr Walsh has been most successful and is today one of the foremost lawyers of the old Ken tucky city renowned as it is and has ever been for the genius of the men who have adorned its legal profession It almost naturally follows that a lawyer in Kentucky is more or less a politician and Mr Walsh is not an exception to the rule A Democrat of course he is an ardent supporter of time good old party and during political campaign times i active as worker and speaker in the in terest of his candidates His politics however are of that pure type whic works for sake of conviction not seeking selfish ends and emoluments He has never presented himself as candidate for naturalsabilities and to which his appointment would be but the just reward such an unselfish party supporter should receive That this may be said of Mr Walsh i certainly creditable and it further illustrates what manner of a man be is when it may be added that he is mdre concerned in securing places of honor for deserving friends than for himself To reach the place he has in his legal profession required all the energies of his mind and unflagging efforts and thenythought would return to the dreams of begankspirations that would come to him The love of nature which through the busy years bad dwelt with him began to find beingrytheir commendations and they were earnest in advising him to develop his talent to the utmost It is the word of en andtat the right time that is often the mainspring of work whose result is frequently such missing it the world had lost some thing word i c III FRANKFORT The Hibernians Arranging for a Grand Banquet for St PatricksI Day ytt Onlli j Business Circles h Amusing Mistake Made With 4 time Title of Popular Dan McKlllgott A WORD WITH OUR SUBSCRIBERS Special YIrishFRAJWCFORT Ky Feb iiOmm the evenings of March 1 and 2 there will be a cinematograph1 exhibition of movable pictures of the famous Passion Play at the Church of the Gpod Shepherd in this city a brief description of which was published last week William Lewis of the Ancient Order of Hibernians who is Business Manager of the Frankfort Marble and Granite Works will leave today for a business trip to Cyntltlanalie ure in gay Lexington The many friends of popular Dan Mc Elligoll have been having considerable fun at time expense of the genial President of the Ancient Order of Hibernians dur mug the past few days Last Monday when the programme for the charity concert was issued it contained the names of all the Presidents of the various social and fraternal organizations of the city MrlIcElllgollinstcal1 the intelligent compositor made it read Priest and the equally intelligent proofreader did not correct the error and the programme appeared in the above styleCounty President Hogan requests every member of the County Board to be at the Ancient Order of Hibernians Hall Sun day morning at 9 oclock sharp Busi ness of importance will come up for con siderationSubscribers in Frankfort to the Ken tucky Irish American who have been re ceiving the paper regularly since October I and JYhQ have not yet paid their subs ffh1arrequesec to c so la er than Saturday or Sunday as our agent Mr McNamarn wishes to make coma plete report of Frankfort subscribers Monday February 27 The amount one dollar is exceedingly small but means a great deal to the publisher of this paper who has not yet received a single paid subscription from Frankfort notwith standing the fact that all subscriptions are supposed to be invariably in advance We trust that delinquents will settle with Mr McNamara today or tomorrow Chris Downey and sister Miss Lizzie spent Sunday and Monday in Lexington attending the funeral of their brotherin lawThe entertainment to be given by the Ancient Order of Hibernians in celebra tion of St Patricks day promises to be a grand affair The division will approach holy communion in a body at early mass on the morning of the 17th and in the evening several wellknown orators will address the division on topics relating to Ireland The day will close with a grand banquet at Ancient Order of Hibernians Hall Messrs P J Coleman John Coleman and D J McElligott have been quite sick during the past week hut are now slowly improving Edward Callahan is one of the most progressive members of Division 1 A O of H and is always ready to make all entertainments a success Messrs P Pheflie Ed Hunt James Lillis and Jerry Corbett are greatly missed from division meetings D J M t EVERY OTHER THURSDAY After the new servant had been in stalled in the house of a New Jersey vvlneusthe privilege of going out had to be decided on This fell on a Thursday to which the mistress assented hYou may go today Bridget she said and every other Thursday All right maam replied Bridget The next week on Thursday surprise hertroom all togged out for another afternoon out The mistress rebelled and asked her if she remembered that she was to go out ThursdaysCertainly I do nnmi certainlyI Didnt you say I could go out that Thursday and every other Thursday that Thursday and every Thursday after wardNo cool replied the mistress that Thursday and every second Thursday thereafterSure you didnt say so You posi tively told me that Thursday and every other Thursday Of course that means ThursdayBridget a BUTTER BUSINESS ADDED popularicecreamery and will hereafter supply hid quahityHisgoods as represented and hie new pro duct will prove no exception Read his announcement in another column G m ff4 4 nQ Tc rF1rIRJSH A RICAN 1 r KEHTUGKY IRISH flMERIGflN Devoted to the Moral and Social Advancement of nil Irish Americans VXXXIAl iwx UIGGXICS Jub11S1ic X z SUBSCRIPTION PRICE ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR SINGLE COPY sc Entered at tile Louisville Pastofflce as Second Ctas + Matter AddKSiaM Communications to the KENTUCKY IRISH AMERICAN 326 West Green Street LOUISVILLE KY SATURDAY FEB 25 1899 I KINDLY MeANT The unfortunate contention in local labor circles growing out off the recent Central Labor Union ielection has already gone too far As usual labor organizations claim ing to have a grievance pursue the wrong course to redress it The strength off labor as of everything else is in unity and harmony an that which divides and antagonizes though it may apparently redress a grievance or remedy a wrongs really divides and injures one or bot parties to the controversy and the only benefit is derived by the enemies of laborC Of the issues involved in the local row we care little except for the effect upon and results to labor which can be only detrimental Too much politics is the charg- hurled back and forth and in all candor this is true of prominent leaders in both factiona it has been the stumbling block in all local labor bodies throughout the coun try as well as here Either party in our local fight seeking to justify its course by charging too much politics to the other can truthfully be reminded of people who live in glass houses etc r To be frank the mutual charges of too much politics are to a greater or less degree true but in neither to the extent charged There are political heelers with axes to grind in all labor organiza tions as well as in every movement iu this country where the politician oc hjtJienchnian is oniarpresgnt but tocharge that anylabor organ 1 ization is run solely in the interest of politicians is a slander against organized labor however true i may be of some of its members That such political henchmen in I labor organizations should and must be squelched and their schemes de feated is true but to follow the lead of other political henchmen secede and set up a rival labor organiza tion causing division contention 1 and enmity in labors ranks can only weaken injure and destroy labor however much it may gratify F the political henchmen further and build up their schemes The griev ance of too much politics is cer tainly not redressed and the wrong of political influence not righted nor labor relieved from the blighting influence of either The course which the local labor row has taken is exactly what the politicians and enemies of labor want the former for the votes which they hope to gain the latter be cause division and wrangling always precede and indicate disruption and destruction Whatever the motives and purposes of the agitators in the controversy their exchanges of de nunciatory resolutions charges and countercharges statements pro and con while they may tickle the van ity of the author by a brief noto riety of publication commendation or denunciation by the newspapers 0 or partisans can only widen the breach intensify the feeling em bitter the enmity and injure labor in the end But what is to be done First halt and silence The right of any individual or organization to with draw from the Central Labor Union or any other organization is inher ent if it is not necessary or wise But the right to set up a rival organization is quite another thing only when it is the only course to pursue and is demanded by a large o proportion of the dissatisfied ele mot and urgent circumstances can it lie justifiable or even possible of o n accomplishment t Labor organizations like all other 9 bodies provide within themselves n for redress of grievances and sup pression of wrong All labor or politicsffrom their proceedings and whenl this law or any other is violated there is a legal orderly way to a- least attempt to enforce the law andl check the alleged abuses This hasI never been attempted in the Cen openlydcharged until after an election andl the defeat of the minority whenl the charge is made not formally as thhe newspapers and on the streets not investigated argued and decided within the organization and accord ing to its laws but every fellow for himself charging and counter- charging with the whole world for an audietce and without even pre trye ing the case and seeking a verdict of the organization the minority withdraw and strive to orm a rival organization Whatever their mo tives however just their grounds they certainly began wrong first and by their utter disregar- of law and order in their animus and haste placed themselves in an unfavorable attitude before the labo organizations whatever the poli ticians and newspapers tiny think o say about it Only six organizations seem tq approve of this course Certainly indicative that it is not the course desired by organized labor and the longer it is persisted in the more bitterness will it engender and the more likely to be formallyand em phatically repudiated in due time We do not impugn the motives of those who favored withdrawal witht drew from the Central Labor Union That was their right with or with out cause but it ought to be clear to them now that the attempt to form a rival local body may be claimed in its justification is not approved by the vast majority of labor organizations and should be abandoned in the interest of har tnony in labors cause PEACE FOR AGES The Union League Club of Chi cago at its Washington birthday observance filled the Auditorium tits doors the immense throng wish ing to hear the gifted Bourke Cock ran of New York who was the principal orator of the day From his reference to alliance with Eng lauds which met with hearty ap proval we extract the following- It has been said that the time has come when there should be a closer union between the English speaking races and when we turn to the words of Washingtons fare well address we are told that that was antiquated that Washington could not have foreseen the condi tions which have arisen What could we gain by alliances and what would we risk We could never maintain that moral weight which we enjoy today if the atti tude of impartiality and benevo lence were substituted for special friendship for any particular one But it is said that we speak the same language as England and that therefore we should be bound in close relations to her Now analliance with England or with the AngloSaxon race might be a good or a bad thing according to its object Today these two nations are allied for every purpose that makes for the spread of civili zation and the diffusion of justice They have been allied since the very beginning of our existence That alliance no treaties can cement and no treaty whatever its provisions can embark us in en terprises of aggression of iponquesti n 0 G 4- v H r or involve us in the cabals or in trigues of any European court The following predictions relative to peace in the future and the in dustrial situation in this country are significant and his plea for justice to the masses will commend itself to those who have the best interests of our country at heart Perhaps I may be considered ex travagant but I certainly am sin cere when I say in my judgment this country is closing upon the last great war which the world will see for ages My belief is based upon the knowledge that commerce is a great agent for peace that there is no obstacle for war so formidable as a maturing bill of exchange But there is danger which commerce de velops in proportion as it diminishes bet tween nations There is a domestic disorder which is becoming rapidly more frequent and with which it is the part of statesmanship to deal If I were asked to define the eco nomic effect of the Christian revela tion I should say it was the substi tution of free labor for slavery The free laborer demands a fair shar of what his toil has helped to create and the squabble over the proper share of the laborer has developed a kind of civil war known as a strike more dangerous to society than any international conflict which lass occurred in the progress of his problemtis to be found where the solution of every problem has been foundin justice equity and courage to do right All that is necessary to a so disposid tion to reach a solution that consistent with equity In this country we have every reason to as solvedrbecause here we have clothed the wasrnew to him and he has borne it with a dignity which was worthy of the trust Already we have estab lished that the laborer is the foun tain of our prosperity the architect of our greatness We hold him nobler than the soldier and that is Atrerflgndousadvanceinthehistory r t f If of the world Better5 than the mercenary soldier of Europe not better than the citizen soldier of America for the laborer is the citizen soldierThat his country will solve this questionthattheTweutiethcenturywill inr dustrial disputes as the Nineteenth century has been marked by the establishment of principles which prompt peace between all nations no man can dispute who looks over the history of the world The Irishman has most of his fun ofohoodlum French to create disorder at the Faure funeral indicate that in one particular at least the Gaul is very close kin to the Celt Louisville Times The AngloAmerican lacks the diseretion of his idol the English man Eager to prove his loyalty and subserviency the lackey when not fawning upon his liege lord seeks to please his liege lord by spitting upon those he imagines his lordship dislikes That there is traditional antipathy between the Saxon and CeltGaul races is a mat ter of history but the tone of the respectable press and statesmen of the respective races is in striking contrast with that of the sycophant AngloAmerican press and statesmen Every American worthy of the name is grateful and respect ful to the French for their aid in gaining American independence and for unwavering friendship from our birth as a government and no true American has anything but respect for the Irish who have made good citizens and true patriots sacrificing their all and shedding their blood to uphold and defend this Government Only the Tories who while professing to be Americans glory that they are AngloSaxons and really regret that George Washington ever lived to successfully fight the Revolution that separated them from their dear Old Mother Eng land These toadies slander the Irish and French as in the lpara graph quoted j i Y Joseph Nevins known to everybody in this city went to Chicago this week J W ONeil of this city was among the weeks visitors at West Baden Springs Miss Mollie Dwyer of South Louis vile will visit Mr and Mrs Thomas Hines in Clifton next week iFrankfortia and Lizzie Chinn of the city this week visiting Miss Susan Fleming Mr and Mrs Thomas Hines of cur ton will have as their guests tomorrow Mr and Mrs Frank Collins Mr Archibald Holdoms popularity has greatly increased since his advent into South Louisville society circles Mr and Mrs Frank Adams are happy over the arrival cjf another fine boyat their home on South Jackson street Tom Langans friends are now pushing him forward for the prize offered by this paper for the most popular HibernianI Dominick Burkes friends will be glad to know that he is able to be out again after an illness lasting for three weeks Mr and Mrs John Hession of 2418 Highavenue are rejoicing over the ar rival of a lovely little maiden at their home Miss Bezzie Hannon will leave Mon day for Hot Springs Va from where after a short visit she will proceed to- Ne v York Miss Margaret OBrien well known in loal social circles was in Indianapolis this week the guest of her sister Mrs John E Folev T Pidgeon the wellknown Louisville Nashville engineer has gone to Wes- Baden Springs where he hopes to be re stored to health Mr James Brady the wellknown local baseball promoter is home again after a pleasant two weeks visit with rel atives in St Louis Mr James Brady of St Louis is in the city fora visit of a few weeks with his nephew Mr James Brady He is ac companied by his son The friends ofDJ Palmer will regret to learn that he still confined to his home suffering from the effects of a severe attack of bronchitis Mrs William Patterson is in New Orleans where she will spend several weeks with Mrs Ladner She is accompanied by her son William Regret will be felt over the announce ment of the serious illness of Mrs Geo H Alexander at Frankfort She is the daughter of Judge Holt of that city Mr Tom Butler and Miss Kate Tee Hn of Jeffersonville will be the guests of Mr and Mrs Thomas Hines of New Main street for a few days next week Robert Crcedonr whose hand was se verely mashed while switching cars for the Big Four causing the loss of a finger is still unable to return to his position We regret to announce that Rev Father York has been suffering from a severe cold The many friends of the popular clergyman hope for his speedy recovery The Last Loaf will be presented in the school hall of St Pauls church on the evening of St Patricks day by the company that so charmingly rendered itI recently Mr Jeff Banuon who has been suffer ing from a severe attack of rheumatism left this week forWest Baden Springs His many friends tope for his speedy re covery and return home Mr and Mrs Joseph Stye of 619 Jackson street Wednesday night gave a progressive euchre party in honor of some Legion soldier friends The first ladys prize was won by Mrs Goose and the first gentlemans prize by Mr Lowery The friends of John Sullivan of St Catherine street will be sorry to hear that he has been ill for the last two weeks with typhoid fever If goodwishes of his many friends count for anything John will soon be able to be up and around Monday evening Mr Thomas J Batman handsomely entertained a number of gentleman friends who called to con gratulate him upon his fortyfifth birth day The call was in the nature of a surprise An elegant supper was served and the evening delightfully passed There must be some irresistible attrac tions on the West Walnutstreet car line at present as quite a delegation from Limerick transfers to that line every Thursday and Sunday night It may be Johnnie Chawk Mike Hartnett Ed Crowley John Doojaa or Andy Meagher could tell us The many friends of Mrs William T Meehan of Preston and Breckiaridge streets will hail with pleaaure the an- n Ou ncement that iVfc again able to re ceive her friends tier a serious illness lasting three weeks She Mamo in UreaUtig lady and her ailice from to rial circle waid pljr regretted a J Prarfileot Wllli ull yr of Uw Sink I 0 i I ing Fund who has been confined to his home for the past month suffering from a tumor in his shoulder was able to make his appearance at the City Hall this week The friends of the popular President re gret that he will have to undergo an operation before he can entirely recover from his affliction Miss Fannie Cuniffe entertained the Mistletoe Euchre Club with a Martha Washington tea at her residence 823 East Walnut street Wednesday afternoon Avery enjoyable time was spent by those present After the tea euchre was in dulged in The prizes were won by Mrs P Byron Mrs Andrew Falk and Miss Maggie Dalev The club meets next at the residence of Mrs John J Lauer in Clifton The announcement has been made of the approaching marriage of Miss Carrie McGowan and Mr Isaac P Miller The wedding will take place at the home off the brides mother Mrs L C Mc Gowan in Crescent Hill on Tuesday afternoon February 28 Mr Miller iis the wellknown real estate man and prominent in State poliitics He is at present Chairman of the County Demo cratic Committee The Washington birthday entertainment given by the children of the Sacred Heart school Wednesday evening was most pleasing affairliThe Spirit of 76 was presented in a most acceptable manner by a number of bright little boys Erins Vision introduced a number of handsomelydressed and lovely little girls who in their groupings and drill captured the large audience Their sing ing was a marked feature A pleasant surprise party was last week tendered Mr John Ryan at the residence of Michael Ward The house was brilliantly illuminated and handsomely decorated and a bounteous supper was served An amusing cake walk was a feature and the prize was won by John Fey Among the gentlemen present were Will Land John Ketchum John Lell John Dougherty John Peter Wm MctGrath George Adams and Samuel Newman of Lebanon A delightful Washington tea party was given by Miss Annie Eschmann to her many little friends at her home 2G02 Slevin street Wednesday evening Amusing games and musical selections were features and the solos by Prof Fred Zahn and Master Willie Fisher were ex cellently rendered Among those present were Misses Alice Burdorf Emma lam mer Florance Dreher Dukie Vincent Annie and Ida Eschnianui EmmaRamp1 Mabel Jenkins Florence Eschmann Masters Willie Fisher Basil and Kelly Ramp Fred Burdorf Frank Dreher Leonard Hassel Willie and Linn Gar rand Albert and Carl Leaf Willie Esch mann Mr and Mrs Fred Zahn Mrs Annie Arts Mrs Leaf and Mr and Mrs Eschmann RECENT DEATHS Ethel Marie the infant daughter of Mr and Mrs Thomas McDonald of 821 Twentieth street died Sunday afternoon her funeral taking place Tuesday morn ing The remains Were interred in St Louis cemetery Mr and Mrs Thomas McHugh have the sympathy of a wide circle of friend- in the loss of their bright infant son whose funeral took place from the family residence Monday afternoon Coroner McCullough has the sympathy of the entire community in the loss of his wife whose funeral took place from St Johns church She was a most estimable and popular lady and loving mother who will be sadly missed Mr Edward Pfaffinger one of Louis villes most promising young businessmen died at his home 1310 Quincy street Monday morning He is survived by a wife and two children The funeral services took place Wednesday morning at St Josephs church and the interment was in St Louis cemetery Mr John Mulverhill an old andre spected resident of this city passed away last Tuesday from the effects of a severe attack of grip and old age being eighty nine He was the father of Officer Tom Mulverhill and leaves three other sons His funeral was largely attended at Sacred Heart church Thursday morning A MIRACLE EITHER WAY As Pat came to the door of his employers library the latter was in the act of puttinga bottle of liquor in the closet Closing and locking the door of the repository lie turned to Pat and said If I should go away and leave that tempting beverage within your reach it would be a miracle if you didnt drink it all Beggin yes pardon sor answered PatIIbut itd be more of a mericle ef yed be givin me the chance IRISl1 AMERICAN SOCIETY The IrishAmerican Society will meet Thursday evening in Hibernian Hall when the new form of initiation will be passed upon The new membership but tons will be distributed if they arrive by that time There will be a large number admitted to membership and the menu hers are requested to attend as there is much business to be transacted Mistress angrily See Bridget I can write my name in the dust on this mantelpiece Bridget adwirioKly Theres nothiu like ddtcation aft r stir if there uiuiit ra i r LABOR DOINGS Report of American Committee on the Eight Hour Bill Action Will Bo Taken by Cen tral Union Tomorrow for Labor Day Trades Unions Represented In All the State Legislatures of This Country NEWS OF TilE WEEK AMONG LOCALS Messrs Andrew Furnseth and George Chance of the American Federation ofr Labor Legislative Committee who have been looking after the eighthour billII now pending in Congress recently made the following report to the Executive CouncilThe Eighthour bill was upon motion of Senator Kyle recommitted to the Committee on Labor and Education onI January 5 The Senator has stated in substance I that it was done in order that sonic amendments to obviate wellknown objections might be offered in order that the bill might be reported back to the Senate and a united effort made for it passage havabeen granted by the committee to the opponents of the billthe representa tives of the shipbuilding firms and def sired to be heard The questions which constitus tionality of the bill second will the Government obtain cheaper or better work under the oppressions of the bill third can the law when it becomes such be executed and fourth is it a real desire on the part of unorganized as well as organized labor that the billl should become law On the first point it was maintained by the attorneys for the corporations I that the Government as a contractor could not stipulate in any contract made what number of hours per day the workmen should be required or permitted toworkJudge Payson has finally admitted that there is in his opinion no doubt as t that point The Government has such powerOn the second question it was main tained that it would not tend to give the Government cheaper or better work Itt seems to be admitted that it can get bet ter work There may be some doubt as to whether it can get cheaper work but no one has ever seriously contended that the matter of cheapness was a vital question 0As to the third matter would the law be possible of execution seems to have been disposed of by Mr Garland of the Iron and Steel Worker and Mr Keegan of the Machinists The fourth question does labor organized r as well as unorganized rejtfly desire such legislation could only beI answered by what action organized labor has taken whenever had an opportunity to speak It appears now that the bill will be reported back to the Senate with possibly one minor amendment in order to make the meaning of the bill more clear It appears that there are a great amount of communications and petitionI from employers in opposition to the bill havse appeared against it in person under the misapprehension as to what the scope and purpose of the bill really was There have been no manufacturers or represen tatives of manufacturers who work upon the eight hour system present in opposi tion to the bill The opposition has come from establishments which car possibly receiving the bulk of Government contracts and who are working their men ten hours per day We have good hopes of having the bill1 reported shortly and passed this Congress When Sheriff Martin and his deputies shot down and killed over a score of peaceable workingmen and boys march ing on the highway at Lattimer Pa onI September 10 1897 the Boston Pilot predicted that nobody will ever be punish ed for that massacre of foreigners and workingmen It did not require great foresight to make that prophecy which has been fulfilled to the letter The final scene ended a few days ago when Sheriff Martin was legally exonerated from all blame in the matter and our State De partment formally declined to recognize any responsibility to the AustroHunga rian Government of which the victimsI were subjects We now venture on another prophecy to which we should like to call the attention of other workingmen who are not foreigners They as far as they were represented by their leaders took but slight interest in the fate of the Lattimer men who had no votes alive and no influence dead American workingmen native and naturalized will be treated exactly as those Hungarian foreigners were within the next ten years if they resist the commands of their masters We are going to have an enormous standing army and it will not all be oc cupied in wiping but newlymade rebels in the far East Rebel is an elastic word Probably not one Filipino in 1000 of Aguinaldos half naked host has the faintest notion that he is committing treason when he resists the selling of his people by one foreign power to another even more alien Probably not very many American working men comprehend that in Boston and other dues of the Union a strike of streetcar employe becomes rebellion as soon as it interferes with the puMge cf the little white car bearing the tfgn Pmt i United States Mallwhich traverses the trolley lines every hour or so It carries some postal matter which could be more quickly transported in mail wagons but having the right of way by virtue of the United States it makes a passage for all other cars on the line and woe to the strikers who interrupt or delay it Government by injunction has ex tended the national authority to cover nearly every other form of resistance to corporation rule until treason is a luxury within the reach of almost the humblest class of workers With a lot of new provinces under Federal control and the Federal Government under control of the giant trusts American work ingmen will have to meet with the hard est competition of pauper but no longer foreign pauper labor The Filipinos will be United States subjectshow well that last word soundsfor business pur poses but not citizens for political purposes at least until the time comes when they can be voted in blocks by their masters to pack Congress This is no alarmist talk It expresses a grave danger to the whole country but theIcause of the Lattimer victims their own as it really was awl demanded a proper redress for that infamous wrong the future might look more promising for them and all of us It is not yet too late to make a vigorous opposition at the polls and through the free press to the subversion oldfashioned American liberty even though the press representative of capital such as some of the New York and other papers call itIItreason to oppose any of the administration It may bereason to do so in the not distant future sif we forget abroad what we preach ate home that all government rests on the consent of the governed The Central Labor Union will hold its regular monthly meeting Suuday after noon at Decks Hall The question of making arrangements for Labor day will be discussed and it is likely that the Committee of Arrangements will be se lected at this meeting Heretofore the Arrangements Committee has not had sufficient time in arranging the details and in visiting the various organizations to get them to take part Last Labor day the Central Labor Union was under great expense The park the horses the music the printing etc had to be paid for by the organization which amounted to at least 1 1000 The bull ness men were invited to display with floats with no expense to them outside of trimming up their wagons in appro priate style In Chicago and other cities where an industrial feature is brought is- o the celebration the business men are assessed so much each to pay for music etc This the Central Labor Union will take under consideration If the central body will do this instead of being with out funds it will love money which will be needed for legislative and other pur Legislature watching the interests of the toilers The Allied Printing Trades Council contemplatesanacti campaigif in be half of the label There are seventeen members of trades unionsI in the Colorado Legislature and the Lieutenant Governor is a member of federal Labor Union 0954 The Hardstone Cutters and Curb Set ters Union met in regular monthly ses sion Monday evening Nearly the entire membership was present The new constitution and byiaws were adopted The Independent Leather Workers withdrew from the Central Labor Union because they did not wish to antagonize the United Brotherhood of Leather Workers the regular organization This union has been connected with the cen tral body for the past ten years The American Federationist says there are eleven representatives in the New York Legislature who are members of trade unions Union men can now be found in every Legislature in the United States and it will not be long before trades unionists will enter the halls of Congress never again to quit Boardeof Directors of the Central Labor Union and Secretary Charles Peetz attended meetings of the Boot and Shoe Workers 1and Bootblacks Unions Monday evening and made interesting talks on the ques tion of organization and closer affiliation Both bodies belong to the Central Labor UnionIt rumored that at the meeting of the Horseshoers Uniou which voted to withdraw their delegates from the central body there were only nine members present and there is considerable dissat isfaction among those who were absent over the action taken They say notice should have been given to all members before action was taken on so important a matter There was only a small attendance at the meeting held last Sunday for the purpose of forming a new central labor body Some of the most active panics pants were not authorized to represent the unions to which they belong All breaks iu the ranks of organized labor are deplorable and theopinion is gaining ground that ere long the recent hasty action of a few bodies will be reconsid ered which will result in a harmonious reunion and a stronger and more united trades union movement in Louisville than ever before HARD AT WORK Col John Whallen has put a large force of men to work and before long the burned theater will be replaced by probably one of the finest vaudeville theaters in the United States and cer cityWiththirtydaysA TEN STRIKE Mr William Delaney proprietor of the Limerick Exchange has made a ten JackYcAutiffe p emporium Seventh and St Catherine streets Jacks popularity la well known enough to venture to way that Mr Delaneys buajneM will receive quite a boom iiu consequence 4 1I if iw 11 a A 1r v r Jw St UT 1r M Ia3NTUCI Y Y1XMH AMERICAN MCRYSTAL Tendered n Warm Welcome by the Gaelic Society of Now York City Never Prouder of Ills Ameri canism Than When Going to the Front Irish Have No Apologies to Offer For Their Past Deeds in America I SHAMES THE CHAMBER OR COMMERCE The dinner of the New York Gaelic Society to its President Major E T Mc Crystal of the Sixtyninth regiment was a most successful and enjoyable affair says the Irish World Seventyfive mem bers were present and a large number of guests Mr Pierce Kent presided and opened the post prandial exercises by a few remarks in Gaelic in which he expressed I the pleasure of the members of I the society in having the President among them again and said that although this like all the societys reunions was in formal there were a few set toasts The first in mot daring and unpardonable disregard of the etiquette established by the New York Chamber of Commerce was the President of the United States which was suitably responded to by Mr Denis A Spellessy Our Guest was I proposed by the Hon Joseph F DalyII exJudge of the Supreme Court who paid a high tribute to Major McCrystal for his personal qualities his work in the Gaelic Society and his record in the Sixtyninth regiment Major McCrystal on rising to respond received an ovation being cheered again and again He spoke briefly in Gaelic thanking the so ciety for the very warm reception they had given him and afterward spoke in English as follows My Dear Friends of the Gaelic Soci ety If ever I needed any evidence or held any doubt as to my status among the workers in the Gaelic movement it has been set at rest The warmth and heartiness with which you have welcomed my return to your ranks would more than please and delight tine who knew you less than I do What then can you conceive my feelings to be who know your goodness earnestness and loving ness so well and who has worked so longI in your ranks I confess to you now that I am completely overpowered by this ovation and the many beautiful expres sions of undying friendship and love conveyed by the speakers who have just preceded me The other evening whe- nesocietysroomdosurI dtoppcdinto prise you in yout work the heartiness and sincerityof your welcome robbed me of the power of speech And tonight though I have had some time torest II confess to you and plead that I am leftI in a like condition For this manifesta tion for this evidence of your esteem I know not words wherewith to express the gratitude I feel and my appreciation of your wholesouled goodwill But my dear Gaelic friends I can scarcely take it as a tribute to my per sonal worth alone though as I said to you on Wednesday evening last I have returned to render to you an exact accounting of my stewardship but rather because I tim one who represents the high principle by which every Celto American is and should be movedun swerving loyalty to the land of our adop tion as well as to the land from whence we or our fathers came I take it that in honoring me here tonight as your President the Gaelic Society seeks to do honor in like manner to my gallant comrades of time Sixtyninth regiment who nine months ago broke every tie thatI bound them to those whom they held dear and lightly passed to the front to prove to the world that no more loyal defenders of the stars and stirpes could be found than among the children of Graine Mhaol And though It was not the good fortune of our regiment to ex bibit on the field of blood and strife the courage and dogged loyalty which had marked it in the civil war there were few vho doubted its ability to do so When this strife broke out as one of those who had been serving in the State Guard I felt myself as an American as a soldier and as one who never was and I pray God never will be recreant to his race its hopes and traditions in honor bound to respond to the call for men to defend the honor of my adopted land and so too my regiment responded without regard to State lines without evasions or qualifications of any char acter and I say to you my friends you who have known me so long and so well I never felt prouder of my Americanism of my Irish blood and of my faithful service of eighteen years than on the 24th day of May last when we passed through New York on our way to the front not knowing who might return And there were and are reasons why we should be proud The call to arms lighted the martial fires in rainy an Irish heart the response of New Yorks Irish Sixtyninth met an echo in the Ninth Massachusetts the Seventh Illinois the a Sheridan Guardof Manchester N H the Wolfe Tone Guard of St Louis as well as of Detroit the First California the Etninet Guard of Washington and many other companies whose identity is obscured or bet in various State numerical designations It was claimed at the outset of this war that those of our citizens of Irish lineage could not be relied upon and once more according toI the AngloSaxon bogie and the ghosts r rloftheScotch Irish myth at behooved the Gpvftrnment to took v llto it that it had not nurtured viperwithini iu Ixwoai Never Was citrus ad unnecessary never r 10 cowardly Look down the nutter of losses from the blasting of the Maine I through Las Guasimas San Juan and El Caney to the last skirmish at Manila and I mark the contribution which Ireland has yielded to preserve the flag of this great land and the integrity and power of re publican institutions Read out the mus ter rolls of the volunteer army of this land and answer if Irish blood is not there aplenty to testify his devotion to truth justice and liberty No the desire of a narrow cult of Anglomanlacs to turn honest American opinion was defeated I by the spontaneity with which our peo pie answered The alliance with England I has not yet been effected and it may be that the leopard will lie down with the lamb ere the wish of this cult will he gratified They will have to prove to Americans by actions rather than honeyedwords in subsidized journals that England is their friend and we enemies We of Irish blood have no apologies or excuses to offer for our past deeds in America This regiment of which I have the distinguished honor of being but an humble member stands today before the world as the repre sentative military corps ofa race whose loyalty and devotion to American institutions have never been shaken and whose sacrifice in blood and treasure contributed in n great measure to rear them aloft The Sixtyninth Irish Regiment i of the New York Guard stands as the connecting link between the actu alities of the present and the traditions of a glorious past Organized in 1851 by the refugees of Young Ireland it lives the embodiment and exponent of their principles It takes up the thread of tradition from the cradle days of this nationthat story which tells us how John Sullivan and his brother James sous of an Irish schoolmaster captured and took from Fort William and Mary time arms and munitions which subse quently on Bunker Hill sounded the death knell of monarchy in America It tells us of the sacrifices and deeds ofR Knox a Wayne a Moylan a Fitzgerald and a Conway of the Irish dragoons ayelet caviliers question who dareof Morgans famous Irish Riflemen how Count Roche threw up his commission in the Preach service and was the first of the foreign swordsmen to come to fight for freedom It tells us that 1800 of Rochambeaas legion were the veterans of Frances famous Irish Brigade From Quebec where the Irish Montgomery laid down his life to the ramparts of Savannah in the South Irish blood flowed lavishly on every field during that seven years struggle Nor must we for get the deeds of McComb Jackson Barry OBrien or McDonough in the war 1812 when the statusof an American citizen was determined once and for all In the Mexican war Shields and Kearney with numerous others upheld the honor of the fighting race In the great contest of 18G1 there could no more be room for doubt than in the last Disregarding the debated questions which tore the nation apart when trea son showed her foul face at Sumter the representative corps of the Irish in America the Sixtyninth hurled itself into the fray and became the mother of regiments and brigades Needless to mention the names of Meagher Shields Corcoran Mulligan Nugent Kelly Guiny Cass and Sheridan and others who led their countrymen on many a bloody field from Corinth to Petersburg Nor in the recent conflict as I said be fore can a doubt remain in an honest mind as to our position IrishAmerican militaryorganizatious asked no guaran tees before they would leave their States to defend if need be with their lives the nations honor They knew but how to do their duty and hastened to do that duty with the same alacrity that they would have answered a call to strike one blow for that island home which had given birth to them or their fathers I fear I have detained you over long with my disjointed remarks but I could not allow the occasion to go by without calling attention to the last attempt to belittle or deny the facts of American history by the narrow illiberal coteries of socalled AngloSaxons Tories in re ality and the harborers of that still more homeless countryless fictionthe ScotchIrishI OU again and again for this manifestation of your esteem I thank you in the name of those forty com rades of mine who sleep their last sleep beneath a Southern sky or are scattered through the cold silent graveyards of the North In time name of the 160 brave fellows who succumbed to horrors of camp disease and fevers I thank you for this tribute And last though not the least in the name of that splendid body you saw march home last Monday eveningwho had an opportunity presented would have shed additional luster on the Irish name The Sixtyninth Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry has passed out ofexistence and nothing but the memory remains It was worthy the tribute paid last week and this last in honoring me And I assure you as one of tliat corps I will not forget it Neither am I un mindful of your kindness to me person ally The memory of this night mark ing as it does my return to your ranks and the pleasure and joy it gives us all will live with me to the end Adjutant John P Scanlon replied to the toast ofIItbe Sixtyninth Regiment and Mr James McManus Mac to the Gaelic League of Ireland Mr Thomas S Lonegrin delivered an eloquent ad dress in response to Ireland a Nation Letters of regret were read from the Hon Wm McAdoo Hon Patrick Egan Mr Patrick Ford Capt AJ Griffin Mr T St John Gaffney and Mr Stephen Mc Kenna of The Criterion alt of which expressed warm admiration of Major McCrystal and the work of the society There was dancing after dinner and a FeisCeoil to which Mr E OMahony lIleCasey Mr Reynolds Mr Brierly and Mr Owen Walsh contributed songs in Gaelic and English Subscribe for the Kentucky Irish American sad you aeedut have to be asking your neighbor whats going on in Irelaad end in Irish aoctetleU u n lJc HIBERNIANS What They Have Been Doing the Past WeekOeneral- News Notes Division 2 expects to find a hustler in John F Nolan A division has been organized in Bur lington Texas Division 2 initiated Willian and John Nolan Thursday night Jeffersonville division will initiate four members at its next meeting Every chair was occupied at the meeting of Division 4 Wednesday evening What has become of Brother KeanI His friends are asking whether he has gone to Ireland The officers of Division 2 presented striking appearance when decorated with their new badges There will be a meeting of the Ladies Auxiliary tomorrow afternoon andall the members are urged to be present President Hennessy presented the names of several applicants at the meet ing of Division 4 at its meeting this weekJ F Keany was absent from his desk Thursday evening Unless there is a lady in the case President Meehan will not excuse him While the attendance at the meeting ofjj Division 2 was small those present were very enthusiastic and a large amount ofI business was transacted Con Ford and John Barrett were missed Thursday night They should have been present to assist in initiating the two Nolans William and John Hibernians of Fall River Mass are considering seriously the matter of se curing larger quarters that may serve as the home of the various divisions Thomas P De nan William Sullivan Charles Gavin Lawrence Wrenn and Patrick Quinn were admitted to membership in Division Wednesday evening County President Murphy is missed from the meetings His absence is caused by not enjoying good health whichwill be keenly regretted by the entire order Friends of this column will send in their news as early as possible this week and thereby oblige the editor who will be absent from the city for about ten daysCant Master Willie Ouilligan aid in booming the Irish American in Clifton asks a prominent member of Division 2 Willie is very popular in the art department at Klaubers The third annual ball of Division 31 was held in Uloomfield Hall Fields Cor ner Dorchester on February 8 The march was led by the floor director Ed J Rogers and Mrs Rogers The Ladies Auxiliary of Anacondas Mon gave a deligtful dancing party in the A O H Hall Thursday evening February 14 Music was furnished by the Margaret Theater orchestras rv The twelfth annual reception of the Delaware County Board held in the Armory at Chester Pa was a pro nounced social success County Presi dent Charles Cavanaugh was grand con ductorDivision 1 of Jeffersonville will hold two meetings before St Patricks day the first and third Thursdays On the latter evening complete reports will be made and all arrangements completed for the lecture Tim Sullivan presided at the meeting of the silver jubilee committee last Sun day when various plans and methods were discussed Subcommittees were appointed and they are expected to re port tomorrow afternoon Division 37 of Wilkesbarre Pa had a successful book reception in their rooms recently The members and their friends responded liberally over one hundred wellbound books the works of prominent authors being donated Nine divisions ofthe order under the auspices of the Baltimore board partici pated in the united Hibernian ball at Baltimore National President M J Keating and National Secretary J J OSullivan were the guests of honor- J F Yenner the wellknown Hiber nian will officiate this year as Secretary of the Gay base ball club This will be the sixth year in which he has filled this position and much of the past success of the Gays can be attributed to Mr Yen ner There will be a grand musical aud lit erary entertainment given by the Hi bernians of St Paul at Cretin Hall on Saturday evening March 4 the anni versary of Robert Emmet The pro ceeds will be for the benefit of the Hi bernian band The United Pleasure Club held its last dance of the season in Kistlers Hall Minneaoplis The affair was a grand success This club is a branch of the Hibernians and since its organization has paid out to charity and benevolent purposes over 400 The last meeting of Division 7 of Minneapolis was very well attended A musical and literary programme followed the business of the meeting Steps will be taken to have a large number init iated in March when an excellent pro gramme will be rendered The Hon John T Keating of Illinois will pay a flying visit to the Twin Cities on or about March 1 Mr Keating is National President of the Ancient Order of Hibernians in the United States and a very eloquent speaker A public re ception will be teudered to him oy the Hibernians of Ramsey and Hennepin counties The Ancient Order of Hibernian band meets every Thursday evening at Cretin Hall St Paul and is instructed by Mr Hill of Minneapolis The members are making fine progress under the leader ship of Mr HillE F Mullaney the popular chief engineer of the State Cap itol is time business manager of the grow iag Irish bind Divial all of Milford Mall male brated lhint nntyenarjr laC1 A t 1 i t l tA 1 1111 h jI h A A H AtA v Aoj1IJI A AI iIIe h EMBLEM CONTEST Ie klX f + + + ++ + + ++ U Who Is the Most Popular Hibernian j Two handsome Emblems of the Ancient Order ofIJj I Hibernian will be awarded by the Kentucky Irish u i j American tthe members receiving the highest mini III i c ber of votesfthese coupons only to be used for ballotst I- iI di 4 f + fJ 1 r II t Record the Candidate on the First Line Division on the Second 1- bvU u U v ot q cr I IJ fJ o JOHN F OERTELBUTCIIERTOWN BREWERY CREAM COMMON BEER venueI KY TEMPLE THEATER W H MEFFEBT MANAGER MEFFERT STOCK COMPANY IN Two NIGHTSm I m ROMEM Matinees Dally at 2il5 Night Performances at 8il5 Popular Prices1015 25 35o No higher IRISHH SOCIETYDIRECTORYA DIVISION 1 Meets on the Second and Fourth Tues day Evenings of Each Month PresidentEdward Clancy Vice President Thomas Dolan Recording SecretaryL D Perranda Financial Secretary Peter Cusick 132 Twentieth stree- tTreasurerJohn Mulloy DIVISION 2 Meets on the Second and Fourth Thursday Evenings of Each Month President William T Meehan Vice President Thomas Cauifield Recording SecretaryJ Charles Obst Financial Secretary John T Keaney 1335 Rogers street I TreasurerOwen Keiren DIVISION 3 I Meets WednesdayEvenings President Joseph Po Taylor Vice President Phil Cavanaugh Recording Secretary JohnCavanaugh Financial Secretary N J Sheridan 2018 Lytle street Treasurer p J Colemanl DIVISION 4 Meets on the Second and Fouth Wednesday Evenings of Each Month PresidentJohn H Hcnnessy Vice President Thomas Lynch Recording Secretary Thomas J Kelly Financial SecretaryGeorge Flahiff 420 East Gray street TreasurerHarry Brady- DIVISION 6 Meets on the First and Third Tuesday Evenings of Each Month PresidentWilliam J McCarthy Vice PresidentJohn J Lannan Recording Secretary J E Yenner Financial SecretaryD J Tieruey 1328 Grayson street TreasurerGeorge A Daniel Hall President Martin J Buckley wel comed the guests Time division has had a growth unequalled tby any Milford society and at present has ninetyfive mem bers It now has one rooms iu the Rafferty block The division is sound financially and is rapidly increasing its membershipThe annual ball of Division 34 took place on February 8 in Paul Revere Hall and was as enjoyable as it was suc cessful Peter Murphy the President and Miss Agnes Murphy led the march Then came Dr Francis D Donoghue the able Chairmen of the Committee of Arrangements and Miss Margaret Moon ey The prominent guests included Nathaniel Robinson who represented the Mayor and the officers of the Suffolk County Board of time Ancient Order of HiberniansDivision 12 had its tenth annual ball in Union Park Hall Boston It was a most successful affair and the various com mittees which had charge of the details have reason to be satisfied with their good work After a concert had been rendered the march Was started Patrick Griffin the President and Miss Ella Mc Ardle leading it The hall was decorated with Irish and American colors inter mingled with such phVases as Erin Go BrughIIHeroes of408andIlRemem ber Wexford The grand ball given by the A O H in the new Hibernian Hall on the occasion of the opening of the new build ing was a social and financial success The attendance was very large and the dancers enjoyed themselves to the utmost A palatable luncheon was served at Barrys restaurant The spacious hall is the finest in Anaconda Mon The meet ing room for the societies is large hand somely carpeted and furnished through out A splendid upright piano is fur nisbed for the use of all members and visiting friends A special feature of the interior of the building is a marble tab let set in the wall at the second floor en trance on which is engraved the follow ing Erected 1899 Building committee William Kelleher Chairman Owen ONeill Treasures M McDavitt Hugh Daly T J McCarthy Jme Byrne Never forget that tit very nearest ap proach to perfect doomtic happineeu on 1ia Uc cultivation on both tide uuieIfurbxeasPldladeiphisAccord StPatricksDay LECTUREBY THE REV PP1 M1 JJ1 ROCK OF LOUISVILLE Under the Auspices of the Ancient Order of Hibernians FOR TUB BENEFIT OF ST AUGUSTINES CHURCH JEFFERSON VILLE Friday March 17 1899 TICKETS 25c St1 Nicholas Hotel EUROPEAN PLAN Wfl FLEISCHER Prop Corner Sixth and Court Place A First Class Restaurant In Connection ROOMS FROM 50C Up HERE YOU ARE FOR caREAGANS SALOON PRESTON AND MARKET C J cALLAHANRAKER Boots and Shoes 1708 Seventh Street Work Guaranteed and Repairing Neatly Done M LAWLERS ONARC HAND A O H SUPERIOR 5 CENT CIGARSManufactured at Eighteenth and Duncan Streets HOTEL RICHELIEU CAFE AND RESTAURANT MJ SWEENY PROP 221 THIRD AVE Private Dining Rooms Open Day and Night Best of 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all Correspondence and Business Communications to the KENTUCKYI r IRISH AMER1CNM m 326 west Green St rI St m J r r i i NIUCI Y rIsIi A1MERICAN IRELAND Record of the Most Important of the Recent Events Culled t From Exchanges A Course of Gilchrist lectures was given in Wexford during this month under the auspices of the Wexford Lecture AssociationThe Chancellor bus appointed Thomas J Byrne Rossmakea Dundalk to the Commission of the Peace for the County of Louth At the meeting of the Dungarvan Urban Council James Hayes presiding a reso lution in favor of home rule was passed Thomas Power was selected to represent Dungarvan on the County Council- Aj large meeting was held in the chapel yard Ennistymon to select proper can E dilates to represent the district in the County Council J J Daly Solicitor and Mr ODwyer were put forward as candidatesHerbert Robertson of Huntingdon Castle Clonegal County Carlow has been sworn in as High Sheriff and Robert Sharp Kilgreancy Bagnalstown as SubSheriff IL B Fitzgerald Dublin has been appointed Returning Officer St George Caulfield of Donamon Cas tle Roscommon was sworn in as High Sheriff of the County of Roscommon j before W St Lawrence Bur e Commissioner of Oaths Roscommon Mr Caulfield has appointed P Burrowes Shiel Under Sheriff The funeral of Mr William J Sheridan solicitor Castlebar took place on last Saturday Deep sympathy with his young wife and his respected father Mr Joseph Sheridan Spencer Park Castle bar has been expressed by people of all classes in the County Mayo hars been appointed High Sheriff of the city by his Excellency the Lord Lieutenant Mr leeve was with A W Shaw and W Stokes nominated for the position by the new Urban Borough Council Mr Shaw as already stated was offered and accepted the Shrievalty of the county John Perry Smith a dentist was charged at the Belfast Recorders Court with defrauding the Belfast K Northern Counties Railway Company of eGO he w having represented to the company that he was the husband ofa woman name Elizabeth Assworth who received in juries at Larne in July last The jjury disagreed The case will come on again A at the spring assizes William Calderwood was charged at the Belfast Custody Court with attempt ing to commit suicide at his residence iin Boundary street Belfast on Tuesday night Calderwoods brother and other persons prevented him from cutting his throat with a razor and subsequently he made an effort tto swallow pins and bootlaces a Dr Tprr ns who examined the prisoner stated the man was insane and 1 i At One of the latest victims of the recent R hard weather is W Delany of Dunmoe Navan a well knovn and popular sports man who broke his collarbone badly with the Meath hounds the other day Another member of the same hunt Kil rory who is an exceptionally good and enthusiastic rider was seriously hurt some time agohis injuries including concussion of the brainbut is now on the road to recovery- A large and representative meeting was held in the courthouse Philipstown for the purpose of opposing the bill introduced into Parliament by the Great Southern and Western Railway Company authorizing the purchase of the above line unless clauses be inserted binding the latter company to build the extension from Mountmellick to Mullingar via Philipstown and which was sanctioned by Parliament in 1890 t The twoday fair at Galway was held on the first Monday and Tuesday of this month Mondays fair was exclusively devoted to the sale of pigs of which a large number were sold at high prices Though large the number in market the supply fell short of the demand and before 10 oclock in the morning not a single animal remained unsold The cat tle fair was poorly supplied with horned stock but there was a large supply of sheep some of them being of a superior class Inferior classes were not in much demand rrThereport of the Limerick Free Libra ry for the year 1898 showed that the number of borrowers of books and readers of papers and periodicals hav very largely increased as comparedwith the figures on the report for the pre vious year Owing to the increased accommodation required the committee find the present house altogether unsuit able and they express confidepce thaite the new Borough Council will in i interests of education take steps to se cure for the committee premises better suited for the uses of a public liabra than the house at present occupied- At4 Newbliss Petty Sessions Mr Neiley Inspector of Factories and Workshops prosecuted John Crawford Drumbain o scutchmill owner for offenses against the act The case for the prosecution wasI that when the inspector visited the defendants mill on January 11 he found a water wheel not sufficiently fenced soI as to be dangerous In the second case it was alleged that the defendant had l d his employment in the mill a young la named Samuel Richie under sixteen yea I 0 of age for more than seven days having obtained a certificate from th- sui6con of the district The inspecto- said he only asked for a nominal fine Dr Thompson Omagh the defeated candidate in the recent contest for the Parliamentary representation of North Fermanagh has intimated through his solicitor King Houston Omagh that he is about to serve a writ for libel on Chas P Falls solicitor for Mr Archdale the Unionists candidate who was returned The chief matter complained of is a speech made by Falls at Derrygonnelly on October 24 in which pie ii reported to have Imputed that during the famous Au Maguire trial Dr Thompson instead of confining himself to expert medical evi deuce exerted himself as an advocate for the accused in order to gain Nation alist sympathy Many a visitor to Mrs Hunters beau tifully situated hotel at Woodenbridge County Wicklow will be sorry to hear of the death of her son Mr John Hunter who was so well known for his genial mariner and pleasant ways Although confirmed invalid for many years and unable to move about unless in his bath chair he had a happy disposition that never succumbed to pain or trouble A charming convensationalist and a deep reader Mr Hunter made many a guest feel regret when the day for goodby came round Days spent in the exquisite valley in County Wicklow are associated with the homely comforts of this hotel and call up memories of the kindly voice that now is hushed On Wednesday morning in the church attached to the Convent of St Louis Monaghan three young ladies were sol emnly professed as nuns The church was beautifully decorated for the occa sion The Most Rev Dr Owens Lord Bishop of Clogher assisted by the Rev IL McDonnell and the Rev P J Lynch celebrated mass after which the solemn vows were made The music of the mass was beautifully sung by the convent choir The three young ladies who were professedwere Miss Elizabeth Smith eldest daughter of Thomas Smith of Mon aghan Maggie McLorinan third daugh ter of Charles McLorinan Belfast and Lizzie Ledwith third daughter of Mat thew Ledwith late of Empor County WestmeathAt meeting of the Bnilicboro1 Board of Guardians a letter was read from the Local Government Board stating that to avoid complications which would arise they hind decided to iissue a sealed order constituting the electoral divisions of Crossbane Kilinkere Mullagh and Ter titan into one dispensary district Mul lagh division has been in Moynalty dis trict Crossbane was a branch district of Virginia Kiliikere was included in the Bailieboro district and Tcrmon was a small district under Dr Clark Bally jamesduff A resolution was passed objecting to the establishment of the proposed district as the guardians con sidered that the interests of the poor would be better attended to under the existing state of affairs asdthe Soldiers Home and the Sailors Rest on the beach Queenstown as well as the boot and shoe establishment of Messrs Tyler who occupy a portion of the build ings on the ground floor were completely destroyed by fire There was however no loss of life though there were twenty seven or twentyeight persons sleeping in the Sailors Bone at the time One soldier while endeavoring to escape from the premises jumped or fell into the yard andreceived a very serious wound on the head and it is feared his legs are broken He was conveyed to the military hospital The spacious premises were built about egaugo by Thum OReillyand a considerable sum was expended in their erection There were also extensive premises in the rear At a large and influential meeting of the Dublin Wesfordmens Association P S Lawlor presided and dwelt on the many benefits to be derived front the lo cal government act expressing a hope that the voice of labor would now be effectively heard throughout the country He also emphasized the necessity of liberating the prisoners incarcerated in Brit ish dungeons T Foley said n peace cru sate had been started and the first step that should be taken in connection with such a movement was to unbar the prison doors and liberate the Irish political prisoners convicted by packed juries on the evidence of informers He referred to the treatment of Fitzharris which he characterized as the most barbarous that lead ever disgraced the history of mankind Mr Fitzpatrick said the tyran nical treatment of the Irish political pris oners was recognized far and wide and the demand for their release would be made wherever the Celt had found a home Mr Lawlor proposed the follow ing resolution which was seconded by Mr ONeill and carried unanimously That we the representatives of the ex iled Wexfordmen of Dublin beg to con gratulate the people of our county on their excellent choice for their Council Boards of kind and sterling Nationalists andespecially the people of the town of Wexford for securing as their representa tives such tried and worthy Gaels as Alderman Cosgrove and Councillor E Staffordeand further we beg to congratulate Mayor Ryan on his reelection to the chair for the second time and we earn estly wish them every success in carrying out their projects for the future good and welfare of our distressed country 4 TEMPLE THEATER givesrythe public an entirely new play Two Nights in Rome It deals with one Gerald Massey who is the younger son of an English baronet He loves Evelyn Aubrey out writes to her telling her of his poverty and asks her to become his wife Shortly after sending her the let ter he is taken sick and is nursed back to life by a Corsican girl who in order to win him intercepts the letter from Evelyn accepting him The Corsican marries ddead believing her former husband to be He traces her by means of the flowertwarns her by the vendetta departrleaving evidence of having committed suicide Gerald and Evelyn then marry His older brother then dies which makes him Sir Gerald Clinton an heir to a large estate Years go by and by accident the Corsican woman learns of Geralds wealth and position and to be revenged destroys a painting letting suspicion fall on Geralds wife Her Corsican husband keeps lira oath of vendetta and she is rendered powerless Never DJakearemarkltbexpeu of the other itiameanneeet o WASHINGTON Sayings and Maxims of the Father of Our Country Applicable to the Present IThe aggregate happiness of society which is best promoted by the practice of a virtuous policy is or ought to be the end of all government My politics are plain and simple I think that every nation has a right to establish that form of government un der which it conceives it may live most happy provided it infracts no right or is not dangerous to others and that no governments ought to interfere with the internal concerns of another exeept for the security of what is due to them selvesRepublicanism is not the phantom of a deluded imagination On the contrary laws under no torn of government are better supported liberty and property secured or happiness more effectually dispensed to mankind Liberty when it begins to take root is a plant of rapid growth Great Britain thought she was only to hold up the rod and all would be hushedI the Parliament of Great Britain has no more right to put their hands into my pocket without my consent than I have to put my hands into yours Our cause is noble It is the cause of mankind and the danger to it is to be apprehended from ourselves Shall we slumber and sleep while we should be punishing those miscreants who mare brought these troubles upon us I think our political system can be compared to the mechanism of a clock and we should derive a lesson from it for it answers no good purpose to keep the smaller wheels in order if the greater one which is the support and prime mover of the whole is neglected As there can be no harm in a pious wish for the good of ones country I shall offer it as mine that each State would not only choose but absolutely compel their ablest men to attend Con gress and that they would instruct them to go into a thorough investigation of the causes that have produced so many disagreeable effects The foundation ofa great empire is laidand I please myself with the persuasion that Providence will not leave its work imperfect The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the republican model of government are justly consid eyed stakedon the experiment intrusted to the hands of the American people The very idea of the power and the right of the people to establish gov ernment presupposes the duty of every individual to obey the established gov eminent The Constitution is a guide which I never can abandon Such for wise purposes it is presumed is the tturbiiteaccof kutagftpasstengjfr party disputes when victory more than truth is the palm contended for that the post of honor is a private station Of two men equally well affected to the true interests of their country of equal abilities and equally disposed to lend their support it is the part of prudence to give preference to him against whom the least clamor can be excited In all important matters deliberate maturely but execute promptly and vig orouslyIt be the policy of united America to administer to the wants o other nations without being engaged in their quarrels and it is not in the ability of the proudest and most polite people on earth to prevent us from becoming a great a respectable and a commercial nation if we shall continue united and faithful to ourselves- I hope some day we shall become a storehouse and granary for the world There is nothing which will so soon produce a speedy and honorable peace as a state of preparation for war and we must do this or lay our account to patch up an inglorious peace after all the toil blood and treasure we have spent Separated as we are by a world of water from other nations if we are wise we shall surely avoid being drawn into the labyrinth of their politics and involved in their destructive wars It is among nations as with individ uals the party taking advantage of the distresses of another will lose infinitely more in the opinion of mankind and in consequent events than it will gain by the stroke of the moment Candor in not a more conspicuous trait in the character of governments than it is of individuals The dispensation of justice belongs to the civil magistrate and let it ever be our pride and our glory to leave the sacred deposits there inviolate The life of the husbandman is of all1 others the most delightful It is honor able it is amusing and with judiciou- management it is profitable For the sake of humanity it is to be wished that the manly of agriculture and the humanizing benefit of commerce will supersede the of war and the rage of conquest Commerce and industry are the best mints of a nation However unimportant America may b considered at present and however Brit ain may despise her trade there will assuredly come a day when this country will have some weight in the scale of empiresBe but determined Do not fire at a distance but wait for orders from your officersThe virtue spirit and union in the provinces leave them nothing to fear but the want of ammunition Three things prompt men to regular discharge of their duty in time of action natural bravery hope of reward and fear of punishment When we assumed the soldier we did not lay aside the citizen We shall most surelyrejoiewlth you in that happy hour whentheOtgbliehweatotAmericali- liberty ttpot clue uuwt firm and solid foundation aballx enable xw to return to u 3- t4 1 J t St Patricks Day Will Be Celebrated By the ANCIENTm I ORDER OFf HIBERNIRNSm m K iI AT THEIR IIALL Friday Even March 17 t The members of the various Divisions are re quested to attend the meetings preceeding March 17 that they may obtain complimentary tickets for themselves and their friends to the i Grand Celebration to be held on the above date These tickets can only be procured from the officers without which none will be admitted The programme of exercises will be announced- in another issue of this paper JOIIN E FRANIC VVALTERS Clay=Street Brewery 812 and 814 CLAY STREET Telephone 2092 LOUISVILLE KY ITALIANSWISS COLONY WINE CO 219227 West Jefferson Stree- tWHALLEN BROTHERS ProprsWHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN LIQUORS OF= KLL KINDS rot phone aioo r OuIsVILLE Kl s DANIEL DOUGHERTY THOMAS KEEN- ANK6611d11Doiiflnerty I I UNDERTAKERS I 121 es ar aFeef e wemh anaifiirtcenffrT- EjryljJJPJEIOlVlS I IAll I r J Calls Tinges Promptly Furnished Attended for to 12402II HENRY C i LAUE rDE1LHR IN FINEST Wines Liquors 407 EAST JEFFERSON STREET Telephone 1140 Branch House 90S West Market Street SENN ACKERMAN BREWING GOij e INCORPORATED MAIN =STREET BREWERY LAGER BEER AND PORTER ITS PURE LOUISVILLE KY SMITH DUGAN PrintingeI1usic 131 Yest our private stations in the bosom of a countryeMy first wish would be that my mili tary family should consider themselves as a band of brothersready and willing- to die for each other I require no guard but the affections of the people- S S AVENUE THEATER The champion of the world Robert Fitzsimmous and his big firstclass vaudeville company comes to the Avenue next week under the personal direction of Martin Julian The champion will punch the bag and spar three exciting rounds with his sparring partner Yank Kenny The whole entertainment is clean and refined find composed of thirty celebrated tartlaU secured from the very latest yaui tville theaters in New York ffay Thi cotnpwiy wail draw1 Urge fcouK 7 PASSION PLAY PICTURES The cinematograph exhibition of th Passion Play pictures at St Louis Ber trands church last Monday evening was quite a successfinancially to the pro niters and instructively to the audience Two of the pictures which deserve special1 mention are the one in which Christ iis Taken From the Cross and the other iin which Christ Brings the Dead Lazarus Back to Life In this picture a person- in the audience is sure to imagine tha be or she can hear the noise the tomb stone makes in striking the floor as I rolls off of the grave Father Logan iis to be congratulated in his enterprise i securing the pictures for his church The performance surely merits a 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