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KENTUCKY IRISH AMERICAN.
Echoes of llio Most Important of the
llcccnt Brents Compiled from
A new creamery at Boyle is in full
swing and promises success.
Dr. Nelson has been elected Chair
man of the Strabane Town Commis
sioners. Peter Igoe has been elected Ghair
man of the Longford Town Commis
sioners. Dr. Lane has been elected Coro
ner of the Barony of Keenaught,
At a special meeting of the Cashel
Town Commissioners Dr. Laffan was
The death is announced of Alex
ander McKillop, the Town Commis
sioner of Limavady.
County Inspector G. J. Talbot, of
Leitrim, has been appointed to the
charge of the County Wexford force.
James Murphy, of Tavanamore,
has been returned as a Guardian for
the Creggan Upper electorial division.
It was an Irishman, Mr. Martin,
M. P., for Gal way, that first brought
dumb animals under the protection of
The claims lodged with the Town
Clerk of Belfast for damages done
during the recent riots amount to
At the annual meeting of the Dun
dalk Town Board, Dr. Joseph M.
Johnson, the out going chairman, was
Patrick Fennelly, Patrick Shelly,
Patrick Donovan and Marks Graniger
are members of the Callan Board of
A seal was captured alive in the
quay in Galway City a few days ago.
It was six feet in length and weighed
one hundred pounds.
Win. Hennessey, well-known as
"The Bard" and as a practitioner at
the Irish Bar, has died in the Whit
worth Hospital, Drumcondra.
A rtpw hiirinl omiind for Catholirs
has been sanctioned in Ballygoland
town land, Belfast Rural Sanitary Dis
trict. This has been needed for years.
In Ballaghaderreen division there
is so mnch distress among the people
that the Sisters of Charity are going
from one house to another every day
There is to be a contest between
James Bergin and P. Condon for the
position of Poor Law Guardian for
the Graigue division of the Mount-
At the annual meeting of the Town
Commissioners of Rathkeale, John
F. Cosgrove, the solicitor, was, for
the fourteenth time, unanimously
The Middletown Town Commis
sioners have re-elected their Chair
man, Richard Fitzgerald. At a meet
ing of the Queenstown Town Com
missioners . Mr. Long was re-elected
Henry Grattan, Connolly, son of
Mr. Redmqnd Joyce Connolly, Clif
den, County Galway, obtained first
prize at the recent examination held
for solicitors' apprentices. Mr. Grat
tan has barely attained his sixteenth
George Mannix, of Sallycross, Cork,
died recently in his 115th year. He
was the eldest of a large family, the
youngest of whom died last year,
from the result of an accident, at the
age of ninety-six. The deceased pre
served his intellect unimpaired up to
The senior practicing solicitor in
County Galway is J. N. Blake, the
crown solicitor, son of the late James
Blake, the solicitor of Ballinasloe.
Mr. Blake was admitted to the pro
fession in 1864. Next after him as
senior in Galway comes H. J. Con
cannon, of Tuam, admitted in 1880.
The Tubbercurry '98 Club did not
forget celebrating the birthday of its
patron, Wolfe Tone. The demonstra
tion took the form of a torchlight pro
cession, headed by a banner bearing
the inscription, "In Memory of Wolfe
Tone," and also a picture of him as
he lay stretched dead on his bloody
pallet- in his dungeon. The proces
sion was accompanied by a fife and
o drum band playing national airs, and
during its progress through the streets
frequent cheers were given for him
whose birthday the people were cele
brating. Pleasing reports of the crops hav"e
been received from Donegal and
Derry. The hay and potato crops
and cereals are in a forward and
promising condition, and an excellent
harvest is anticipated. In Limerick
the crops are doing remarkably well.
The hay crop will be uuprecedently
heavy, and the potato crop is in a
Some time ago some Nationalists
decided to raise a memorial in Clon
mel in memory of Allen, Larkin and
O'Brien, and collectors were appoint
ed to raise ka subscription. A meet
ing of the committee was held recent
ly to deal with the matter, and it was
decided to proceed at once with the
erection of a memorial in commemo
ration of the '98 Centenary.
Branches of the United Irish League
have been formed at Mullough and
Doonbeg. Matthew Kelly, a well
known Nationalist has been elected
President. The great necessity for
this powerful weapon of the people's
right is evidenced by the fact that
cases of land-grabbing have made
their appearance in the district.
The death of P. Meenan, J. P.,
of Corbally House, Dromore, has cast
a gloom over the locality. His gen
erous aid towards many deserving ob
jects in connection with the church,
of which he was a devoted member,
will be long remembered. His death
removes from the neighberhood the
last active member of the local Cath
olic body holding the commission of
Dr. Thomas J. Tobin, of Water
ford, brother of the Messrs. Tobin,
of The Quay, Waterford, and of Sur
geon Tobin, of Dublin, died unex
pectedly on June 24. Among the
public appointments held by the de
ceased were the following : Consult
ing Sanitary Officer to the Waterford
Corporation, medical attendant, St.
John's College, De la Salle College
and the Holy Ghost Hospital.
Considerable improvements have
been made in the Cathedral, Killar"
ney. An additional spirelet has been
built at the southeastern angle of the
church. Two other spirelets remain
tobeerected,flankingthe western front
ace, and these, vith a grand central
tower, will complete the building ac
cording to the original design. These
works will be taken in hand when
sufficient funds are forthcoming.
Major Wilson Lynch, of Galway,
has been evicting his unfortunate ten
ants at Aughinish, on the south side
of Galway Bay. He has dispossessed
Michael Costello, his wife and many
little delicate children. The wife had
a doctor's certificate testifying to the
danger of removing her, but out she
had to go. Costello has paid over
and over again the fee simple pur
chase money of his miserable holding.
A terrific thunderstorm broke over
Dunmore and neighborhood recently.
Two horses were killed by the light
ning. A huge ash tree near the con
stabulary barrack was split in two and
completely stripped of bark, while
large pieces of the timber were driven
fifty yards away, one piece being
found half buried fn the garden of the
barracks. The tree presents such a
curious sight that crowds have been
visiting the place.
A large public meeting of farmers
washeldinBailieboro, County Cavan.
Though there was a very important
sale of house and landed property at
the same time, the farmers came to
gether in large numbers, and, after
hearing an address on the subject by
Mr. McKillop, they agreed to form a
branch of the association. They will
hold a special meeting in a short time
to protest against the Land Commis
sioners, sub and chief, legalizing such
small reductions in the face of facts
proving that they should be much
A meeting of the Committee of the
Carlow Graigue '98 Memorial was
held in the Town Hall recently.
James Carey presided. W. P. Hade
certified that the letters in Gaelic and
English on the front and side panels
of the pedestal had been executed
and the memorial cross erected on the
appointed site. Walks had been made
within the enclosure, and the wrought
iron railings had been painted. Sun
day, July 24, was the date appointed
for the centenary meeting. Resolu
tions were adopted directing the Secre
tary to issue invitations to the follow
ing members of Parliament: John
Hammond, John Dillon, Timothy M.
Healy, John Redmond, Michael
Davitt and Dr. McDonnell.
The '98 Memorial Hall will be
opened August 15 in Clones. Mr.
John O Leary will perform the cere
mony. The leaders of different Na
tional Parliamentary parties will be
invited to speak, as also the county
members, and it is suspected that the
clubs in the county and district will
turn out. Mr. Tracey proposed a
vote of thanks to all who contributed
to make the contingent from Clones
to Roslea on Decoration Day so large,
in particular to the Clones Band and
the Clinmaulin Band and contingent.
Mr. McMahon mentioned that the
members of the club should individu
ally give all the assistance in their
power to the Glinmaulin men in their
effort to establish a flute Lpnd. Songs
and recitations having been rendered,
the meeting adjourned.
The Government has refused to
have an enquiry into the circumstances
of the Belfast riots. Now such an
inquiry seems necessary, says New
Ireland, because it is obvious that the
Castle authorities are to blame. If,
as seems more than likely, the magis
trates did not requisition sufficient
force, the Dublin authorities must
have been aware of the deficiency
and ought to have met it on their own
responsibility. Having, very wisely,
refused to "proclaim" the '98 pro-
Battery A, First Kentucky Regiment.
cession, they were bound to protect
the processionists. They knew ex
actly what to expect and never for
twenty years past has it been more
easy to spare an ample force from
other districts. The country is now,
thanks to its pacific condition, enorm
ously over policed. Five hundred
extra men could have been easily, and
ought to have been drafted into the
The one hundred and thirty-fifth
anniversary of the birth of Theobald
Wolfe Tone was celebrated in For
resters' Hall, Cookstown, recently,
under the auspices of the "Henry
Munroe" '98. Centenary Association,
Cookstown. The Chairman (Mr.
Mayne) introduced the lecturer, Mr.
John Rickard, who being received
with great applause, said: "To the
lovers of Ireland, to those who sym
pathize with her sufferings and resent
her wrongs, there can be few things
more interesting than the history of
the struggles which sprang from devo
tion to her cause, and which were
consecrated by the blood of her pa
triots. The efforts of the Irish race
to burst the fetters that foreign foe,
through fraud, had imposed upon
them and to elevate their island from
bondage and degradation to a place
amongst free nations fills a page in the
world's history which no lover of free
dom can read without emotion.
No. 6 has a special committee at
work, which promises to spring an
agreeable surprise on the public this
A VENERABLE IRISHMAN.
Patrick IIiikkI" of Ncrnnton, l'n.,
Llvetl 110 YcnrH.
Patrick Haggins, of Providence,
Scranton, who was probably the old
est man in Pennsylvania, died recent
ly at the advanced age of 116 years.
The authenticity of the date of his
birth is attested by a certificate of
baptism, which shows that he was
born in County Londonderry, Ireland,
on November 1, 1781. He lived to
see the rise and fall of the Irish
nation, the assembly of the Parlia
ment, the disbanding of the Volun
teers, the uprising for independence,
the landing of the French allies and
the death blow to Irish independence
by the act of union and the abolition
of the Irish Parliament.
He was in his seventeenth year in
1798 when the French allies landed !
on Irish soil. He saw all the chiefs j
of these historic times, Theobald
Wolfe Tone, the Brothers Shears, 1
Robert Emmet, Henry Grattan, Lord
Edward Fitzgerald, Archibald Ham-j
ilton Rowan, William Orr and others
of those days, as well as Father j
Mathew and Daniel O'Connell, of .
later times. It was his delight to tell
the deeds of the brave men of '08.
Mr. Haggins grew blind as decades
rolled their snows upon his aged head,
but his sight came back in latter days,
and up till last Christmas he could
again read ordinary print. His hand
kept its steady nerve till then, and
he could write almost without a tremor.
He was an earnest Bible student,
and could readily quote large portions
of any book therein from Genesis to
the Apocalypse. He had many times
read the Scriptures through. He had
been a smoker since a boy, and until
two days before he died. He lived
a temperate, abstemious life, retiring
early and rising early. He was never
sick until last Christmas, and never
needed a doctor's care until then.
Mr. Haggins comes from a family
noted for their longevity. His father
died at the age of m years, and his
mother at 107. His sister, the young
est of his father's family, died at the
age of 85.
Ml Haggins was wedded twice.
His hrst wite he married while in
middle life. She died a year later.
In respect to her memory he was
twenty-three years unmarried. Half
a century ago he was united to his
second wife, who survives him.
Seven children were born to them
They are: Thomas Haggins, of Scran
ton: John and James Haecins, of
Scotland: Patrick Haggins, of Salt
Lake City, Utah; Mrs. James Grimes,
Mrs. Michael McHale and Mrs. Jas
Glynn, of Scranton.
ABOUT THE GURFEW BELL.
Ancient Ciisiom Adopted lly Jinny
There arc, it is said, 300 towns in
this country in which the curfew bell
is now rung at night. The upholders
of the new regulations quote statistics
to prove that crime has decreased in
consequence, and that every day
fewer arrests have been made. The
object of the movement is to keep
children off the streets at night and
to get them, under a penalty of a fine
in money, safely tucked away in bed
before danger of temptation can assail
When statistics about crime and
its decrease are quoted the voice of
dissension for the time being is si
lenced, and it requires a certain
amount of hardihood afterward to so
much as attempt the first argument to
prove a possible other side. But there
are those of us who remember among
the sweetest sins of our youth the joys
of running away on summer nights
when bedtime came well out of
reach of the parental voice. There
was the beauty of the early moonlight
to tempt us, the fragrance of sweet
fields; there were the romps on newly
mown grass heaps, the hide-and-seek
behind the currant bushes and the
daring plunge off some boat drawn
up on the shore. No delights were
ever like them. We would barter
much that we possess today to have
them ours again, And there was no
penalty of a $2 fine hanging over our
heads, only the frown on a mother's
face and that we could kiss or laugh
away in a moment. Harper's Bazar.
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