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KENTUCKY IRISH AMERICAN.
KenlucKy irisli American
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William M. Higgins, Northwest Corner of
Third and Green streets, Louisville, Ky.
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must be in by Thursday evening to
insure its publication, as the paper
will go to press every Friday afternoon.
A number of important articles
have been crowded out of this issue,
but they will keep and will appear
next week, among which are two
speeches, which will prove of interest
to our readers.
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hearty co-operation of the friends of
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The subscription price is only one
dollar per year, which will enable
every Irish American in the Stat? to
receive it. We will make this one of
the best papers published, and want
our friends to assist us in getting at
least S,ooo subscribers in the city of
Louisville and vicinity and 10,000 in
James Daniels, formerly with the
Co-Operative Glass Company, is now
Mike McMahon, formerly a substi
tute, has been appointed a member of
the fire department by the Board of
Alderman Paul C. Barth is at pres
ent acting Mayor of this city, owing
to the absence of Mayor Weaver,
who is visiting Eastern cities.
William McGcc, late Captain of
engine company, No. 9, has enlisted
in the regular army, artillery branch.
For years he was a well-known fire
man. Unity Council, No. 114, Y. M, I.,
will give its first outing Tuesday,
June 19, at Fern Grove. Boats will
leave the foot of First street. Dinner
will be served by the Council.
The Young Ladies' Auxiliary of
Mackin Council held a special meet
ing Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock
in the hall of St. Cecilia's church.
It was a well attended and enthusi
A petition asking that the sense of
the people of Jefferson county be
taken on the question of free turn
pixes has been filed in the County
Court. The majority of the signers
live out in the county.
The annual outing under the aus
pices of the Cathedral societies will
take place at Fern Grove on Thurs
day, July 28. These societies assure
the public a day of pleasure and fun.
Fuller details will be mentioned next
Col. John H. Whallen is in New
York City, where he went to attend a
business meeting of a number of man
agers connected with the theatrical
circuit in which he is interested. He
has booked all the leading attractions
for the coming season.
Mr. Patrick J. Nelligan started on
his Government contract Wednesday.
He will employ 100 teams, and there
by furnish work to a large number of
men. Mr. Nelligan is known as one
of the most liberal employers of labor
in the city, and consequently there is
rejoicing in the west end.
The outing of St. Cecilia's congre
gation occurred last Tuesday. The
crowd was so large that two boats
were' required to transport the people
to Fern Grove. The day was pleas
ant, and all who went had a good
time. There were many kinds of
amusement. The "nigger head"
was "never touched" by only one.
Who was he?
Martin Sheridan, living at 121 1
Eleventh street, had a narrow escape
from death. He was crossing the
Pennsylvania track at Fourteenth and
Main streets, and failed to notice an
approaching number of cars being
backed up by a Louisville, Hender
son and St. Louis engine. Con. No
lan, the flagman, who was standing
across the track, shouted to him, but
he did not seem to hear. Nolan
could not step in front of the cars to
save Sheridan, so with rare presence
of mind he shoved his heavy flag pole
against him, knocking him flat on his
back out of the way of the passing
cars, and thereby saving his life.
Miss Nellie Fitzpatrick of Indian
apolis was last week the guest of Miss
The Marra Bros, have built up a
nice trade at their store, near the
Court-house. They are both clever,
enterprising and progressive young
Mrs. Kate Slattery, of East Chest
nut street, who has for some time past
been suffering from a severe illness,
is now mproving, and her speedy
recovery is hoped for.
Mr. P. C. Donovan, ex-Sheriff and
ex-Postmaster, is taking along-needed
rest, but will soon engage in business.
He made one of the most efficient
Sheriffs Clark county ever had, and
as Postmaster left an excellent record.
The delegates from Jeffersonville
who will attend the C. K. of A. con
vention at Anderson, Ind., are as
follows: J. B. Murphy, Patrick Tracy,
Jonathan Thickstun; alternates, John
Miller, Martin Schnatterer and Thos.
The Sweeney Bros., of this city, we
are glad to learn, are again in good
shape fianncially. The plant, which
is a vey extensive one, was bought
in a tew days ago at foreclosure sale
by a relative of Mike Sweeney. This
is one of the most extensive foundry
and ,boat building concerns about
the Falls. The firm also have con
siderable Government work, and is
one of the institutions about Jeffer
sonville which we would like to see
progressing. The Sweeneys are
among our most progressive citizens,
and we are pleased to record that
they have plenty of work.
BENEATH THE WHEELS.
John McOaim's Leg Crushed "While
John McGann, a well-known L. &
N. brakeman, met with a serious ac
cident Thursday night at 7:10 o'clock
in the railroad yards at South Louis
ville. He was assisting in switching
cars from the main track to the siding.
In making a coupling between two
oil-tank cars he slipped and fell be
neath the wheels, which passed over
his left leg below the ankle. He was
removed to the Sts. Mary and Eliza
beth Hospital, where he was attended
by Dr. George W. Criffiths. It was
found necessary to amputate his leg
below the knee. Mr. McGann is
nineteen years of age and is unmar
ried. CATHOLIC KNIGHTS.
The Catholic Knights of America
of Kentucky are already making
preparations for their State Council,
which will be in session in Bowling
Green in September. The various
branches of the above order at Louis
ville, Covington, Newport and vicin
ity have already named their delegates
to this council, who will be headed
by Hon. Judge Shine, Dr. J. A.
Averdick, Prof. M. Abele, Principal
E. Falk and other prominent C. K.
of A. officials. Very important State
business will be discussed at this
council, and delegates to represent
Kentucky at the Supreme Council of
the order, to be held at Kansas City,
Mo., next May, will be elected.
Donovan, formerly with Louisville,
has scored more runs and stole more
bases than any other player on the
Attorney Cosgrove expects to be
initiated next meeting.
Each member of the order should
subscribe for this paper at once.
Division No. 5 met Wednesday and
initiated three members. Five appli
cations were received.
Division No. 2 extends many thanks
for the motto presented to them from
Divisions Nos. 1 and 4.
Bro. Keaney is expected at the
next meeting. He will receive some
good pointers on insurance.
It would be well for the Ladies'
Auxiliary to net some ot Wo. 2's
sweethearts to join their ranks.
Bro. Mulligan has at last been heard
from. He is only in Cincinnati look
ing out for the Y. M. I. insurance.
At the last meeting of No. 2 three
applications were received. Two
members passed through the County
No. 2 learned last night that No. 5
is going to take the Lion. No. 2
will do their share towards controlling
such a beast. ,
As the Hon. Mathew O'Doherty
is a member of No. 2, we feel very
proud .to know we have an orator of
so high a standing.
No. 2 possesses the noblest Roman
of them all, it is said, in Bro. Owen
Keiren, the present County Treas
urer. He can hold this office for life.
The eighteen divisions of the A. O.
H. of Essex county, N. J., marched
in the great parade in Trenton last
week under the marshalship of Mr.
No. 3 has held more State offices
than any other division. This division
will meet Wednesday night to com
plete arrangements for the lawn fete
to be given August 15.
C. J. Ford, known as "The Irish
man" of No. 2, is always pleased when
the members call upon him. He is
a good entertainer, with a great love
for the "national game."
The Gramophone concert given by
Bro. J. J. Barrett, of No. 2, was not
a dead-one.- No.-4-shouId-baye..beeo
there and seen the pretty faces
(sweethearts) that No. 2 had in at
tendance. Young Men's Division, No. 6,
meets Tuesday night. This is the
youngest division in the city, but it is
composed of good material, and
boasts of the finest dramatic talent of
any society in Louisville.
Col. Joe Taylor desires to return
thanks to all the members of the Ex
ecutive Committee for the prompt and
cheerful manner in which they per
formed their various duties on the
occasion of the late celebration.
There is a pretty race on between
Martin Sheehan and Joe Cooney, the
comedian. Each has a candidate for
a prize, and there is interest in which
fair one will win. Both ladies de
serve all the efforts made in their be
A prize of $50 in gold will be given
the young lady selling the greatest
number of tickets to the picnic to be
given by No. 5 at Lion Garden
Robert E. Heffernan is doing lively
work in the interest of one of the fair
Division No. 2 at its meeting
Thursday night initiated two and re
ceived five applications. One menv
ber passed through County Sligo and
another entered the gate of Limerick
This meeting was very enthusiastic
for various reasons.
Bro. C. J. Ford was clothed in his
usual Irish humor at the last meeting.
The controversy between Bros. Ford
and Barrett as to the shortest route
and best way to capture Santiago was
quite instructive. Bro. Jas. McKen-
zte, from the Daisy Line, gave one
of his old and familiar Irish songs.
There was not a dry eye in the hall.
Division No. 1 held an interesting
meeting Tuesday evening, when a
great deal of routine business was
transacted. Two new members were
initiated and one application received.
Various committees reported, and
there were several pleasant features.
This division is composed of our most
enterprising citizens, and entertains
its members and visitors in a royal
Jimmy Manning will clear at least
$10, coo on the Mason with his Kan
sas City team. I
Cunningham has won about half
the Louisville games this year.
What a fine team the men released
by the Louisville management would
make could they be gotten together.
Boston has signed Kuhns, of the
Atlantic City team, for general utility
Jimmy Michael and Tom Linton
meet today in a paced race at New
Jeffries will not make a match with
Jim Corbett for less than twenty-five
The passing of Bug Holliday leaves
only one of the Reds' old guard
Lauder is playing fast ball at third
for the Phillies, and has added great
strength to the team.
Tom Tracey is willing to make a
match with Kid McPartland or any
other man in his class.
Tom Cooper is right on Arlher
Gardiner's heels for the American
championship for 1898.
Henri Cissac, the bicyclist, who
trained at Chester Park, is doing
splendid work in the East.
Every possible effort is being made
to keep the Western League upon its
feet, with prospects of success.
Joe Choynski says that he will box
Kid McCoy at the Lenox Club only,
and will have nothing to do with the
Bald must take a brace in his riding
or he will play to empty houses when
he goes on the road with his new play
Jimmy Michael, the famous middle
distance rider, has evidently gone
stale, having had to postpone two
match races within the past week
owing to being out of condition.
The release of Harry Davis, who
has been secured for the Colonels,
was a surprise to the Pittsburg people.
He has played acceptably almost all
positions, and is regarded as a valu
Jpe Vernier, the Little Roman, was
defeated, Saturday -in - a .fifteen-mile
paced race at Woodside Park, Phila
delphia. Joe held the lead for five
miles, but Paul Bourotte, of France,
passed him and won.
Arthur Gardiner still retains first
place in the percentage table, and from
present indications will lead the bunch
at the finish. Last season Gardiner
rode in hard luck, but succeededd in
winning quite a number of firsts.
Arthur A. Zimmerman, the old-time
champion aijd world-wide favorite,
who has been critically ill of typhoid,
has so far recovered as to be pro
nounced out of danger. The fever
has left him, but he is so weak that it
will be some time before he is seen in
Bill Hoy, the Colonels' deaf mute
fielder, says: "Well, the best players
are those who do not do much talk
ing. I am not throwing a bouquet at
myself when I say this, but you will
find that the stars of the profession
are quiet men." The Colonels must
thus be considered as great noise
makers. James J. Corbett and "Kid" Mc
Coy were matched Thursday after
noon to fight twenty rounds for $20,-
000 and the championship of the
world. The contest will take place
at Buffalo, N. Y., on the afternoon of
September 10, and will be pulled off
under the auspices of the Hawthorne
Athletic Club, a Buffalo, N. Y., or
ganization composed of some of the
most influential politicians in the State
of New York.
Corbett and McCoy will not sign
until today, but they were matched and
all the details agreed on. The agree
ment was reached at a meeting of
George F. Considine, Corbett's repre
sentative, and W. B. Gray, who repre
sented both "Kid" McCoy and the
Hawthorne Athletic Club.
Corbett agreed to everything Mc
Coy proposed. He conceded every
thing without a murmur. By the
action of his representative, Corbett
is very anxious to fight the "Kid."
He agreed to no hitting in the clinches,
clean breakaways, etc.,' in fact, every
thing McCoy requested.
It was agreed by both men that
"Honest John" Kelly, the well-known
sporting man of New York, should
be the referee.
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