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KErxireK:r xrat&xx American.
What They Have Been Doing
the Past Week General
Mr. Jauies Barry is a popular member
of Division 1.
Mr. Matt Owens, of Division 3,
spending his vacation at West Baden.
Mr. Denny Kennedy, of Division 0, is
thinking of spending his vacation at
The dramatic society of Division G is
after something entirely new for the
A field day under the patronage of Hi
bernlans -will be held on Labor Day at
Manchester, N. H.
The Young Men's Division has signed
Robert E. O'Connor, the well known
athlete, to play with their team.
Mr. Dominick Burke, a well-known
and popular young Irishman, was one of
the number initiated into Division 4 at
its last meeting.
When in want of information of any
kind, apply to Thomas Langan, of Divis
ion 0. He is an unabridged encyclopedia
as to the Irish and their affairs.
Nines from the Hibernian Knights and
Young Men's Division will play an inter
esting game of ball at Grimes & Garry's
Park, Nineteenth and Bank streets, Sun
John Kilker and Robert O'Connor, the
battery of the Young Men's Division
team, are at White Sulphur Springs, get
ting in condition for the game with
The Crowley & Harrison ball team
will play the Price & Lucas nine at the
Grimes & Garry park Sunday morning.
There is great rivalry between these
teams, and a sharp game is looked for.
Secretary P. T. Mullen, of Division 3,
requests all members having tickets for
the lawn fete to settle for the same on or
before the next meeting, September 7,
so as to enable the committee to make a
The Young Men's Division and Mackin
Council will contribute a goodly share of
the receipts of their ball game to aid Mrs.
Cox. This is a most creditable act and
should aid in drawing an immense num
ber of people to the park.
Mr. Patrick Burke, of Division 4,
rarely fails to propose one or more names
for membership at each meeting, and
there is always a round of applause when
he enters the meeting. He is one of the
most valued of the old-time members.
Thomas Lynch, Vice President of Di
vision 4, is one of the most intelligent
and enthusiastic members of the order.
Besides, he possesses a fine voice, and
t)iose are pleased who have the chance
to hear him sing. Mr. Lynch is a trusted
employe of the Illinois Central railroad.
All arrangements are being completed
for the game of base ball between Young
Men's Division No. 0 and Mackin Coun
cil. The game will take place at League
Park Sunday afternoon, September 11,
and the admission fee will be only fifteen
cents. Special entertainment will be
provided for the ladjes.
Division 4 fteld a largely attended and
interesting meeting Wednesday evening,
with President John Hennessy in the
chair. Three new members were initi
ated, and several applications for mem
bership were, referred. A great deal of
routine business was transacted with
dispatch, and the meeting adjourned
early. This division contains among its
members a great many from Limerick,
and with each meeting is increasing in
popularity. Its officers and members are
endeavoring to overtake Division 1
An interesting event in the annals of
Division 17, Roxbury, Mass., took place
on Thursday evening, when a large
American flag, presented to the or
ganization by Brother Michael O'Brien,
a successful business man of the district,
was formally raised. The exercises took
place at Hibernian Hall, 07 Hampden
street, which is owned by Brother
O'Brien. The exercises will consist of
addresses by Senator Charles I, Quirk,
Senator James A.(Gallivan, John A. Ryan,
President of Division 1, Boston, the pio
neer division of Suffolk county; Repre
sentative R. W. Garrity and Councilman
Lanagan, and patriotic selections by the
Working Boys' Band. The Presidents of
Divisions 19, 39, 41 and 50, were among
the invited guests.
The Hibernians of Fayette and West
moreland county, Pa., had their annual
reunion recently at Idlewild. These res
olutions were adopted: Resolved, that we
tender to his Excellency, Hon. William
McKinley, our heartfelt thauks for his
efficiency during the present unpleasant
ness with Spain; that this war was just
in its conception and merciful in its
methods and must meet with the appro
val of the world; that we lift up our
minds and hearts to Almighty God in
thanksgiving for the success of our coun
try's arms; that as America has proven
to the world that alone and by itself, and
through its own efforts, without assist
ance from aiiy nation or nations, she is
capable of coping with all enemies with
in or without her boundaries, that all
present do herewith protest against any
and all foreign alliances, and especially
do. we protest against the much sought
for allianpe between the arch enemy of
Irish freedom, England, and the sunburst
of freedom, America.
Patrick T. Mcran, of Washington, D.
,C, is National Treasurer of the Ancient
Order of Hibernians. He Was born thir
ty-four years ago' in Askeaton, County
Limerick, Irelund, near the noted "Sweet
Afore," in the Golden Vale, famous for
the fertility of its soil, being irrigated by
the monarch of (Irish rivers the Shan
non which flows adjacent to the city, of
the "Violated Treaty" where the gallant
Sarsfield compelled the English 'forces1
under Ginkel to capitulate and sign the
treaty which the English Government,
t with its accustomed perfidy disregarded
)4tP IrUhsraay bad bud dowaineir
ran's parents were made the victims of
the infamous "rack-renting" system of
Irish landlordism, which has driven so
many of the flower and youth ot Irish
manhood and womanhood into exile and
not infrequently to the bottom of the At
lantic to feed the sharks. They emigrat
ed to this country, bringing with them
Patrick, who started at that tender age to
help earn his own living. He procured
employment in a large mercantile estab
lishment where he worked for a comparf
atively small salary. Gradually, through
his energy, attention to his duties and
his unswerving devotion to the paths of
rectitude, he .rose to a higher and more
trusted position. During this time he
devoted his nights to the acquiremnnt o
an educationthe lack of which he sorely
felt and which, by sacrificing the other
enjoyments of life, he at last succeeded
in acquiring. Having a large and varied
experience in the commercial world, he
embarked in the flour and feed business
on his- own account, and rapidly built up
a large and profitable trade. He is now
regarded as one of the most successful
merchants of Washington, D. C. Mr.
Morau has been connected with Irish
patriotic societies since he was graduated
from swaddling clothes, and, while al
ways convinced that the best way to set
tle the Irish question was by the arbitra
ment of the sword, he always gave loyal
support and financial aid to every move
ment having for its object the ameliora
tion of his beloved native laud. Mr.
Moran possesses many of the elements
which make an ideal leader. He demon
strated these qualities on many occasions
since his connection with the A. O. II.
The A. O. II. was organized in Washing
ton in 180 1 , Mr. Morau being a charter
member, and rapidly rose to the rank of
leader, being successively elected Di
vision President, County President and
District President. During his term as
District President he has shown his won
derful ability as an organizer, increasing
the membership m the district from
about 300 to 1,200 an increase unparal
leled in the whole United States.
WORLD OF LABOR.
The Labor Day Committee of the Cen
tral Labor Union held its weekly meeting
at Beck's Hall to hear reports of sub
committees and perfect the plans for the
ALDERMAN HUMPHREY KNECHT,
Chief Marshal of Labor Day Parade.
industrial parade to be held September 5,
The various sub-committees reported
progress in the work and arrangements
were made for badges and the order of
Boston has 1,400 union cigarmakers.
One who counterfeits a union label in
Illinois is fined $100.
Three-fourths of the workmen of Aus
tralia enjoy the eight hour day.
The Hackmen's Union has decided to
take part in the Labor Day parade and
The laws of the Coopers' International
Union prohibits the taking of an appren
tice under fifteen years.
Trades unionism, says the National
Labor Tribune, stands as a strong guard
between all kinds of social extremes.
The Brewers' Union held a meeting at
Beck's Hall Thursday night, at which
Mr. Michael Priesterbach, of St. Louis,
delivered an address.
New York Gold Beaters Union is
going to try a new method to induce the
employers to restore the old higher wages.
There are only 500 gold beaters in the
country, and most of them are in New
Witliam D. Mahon, President of the
Amalgamated Association of Street Rail
way Employes, said Monday in New
York city that on July 11), 1897, Eugene
V. Debs, while addressing a meeting of
strikers in West Virginia had a sunstroke.
He continued to address meetings for
several days in spite of his attack, and
his health is now shattered.
The label is now taking the place of
the boycott, says the New York World.
Union men are instructed to look for it
everywhere on hats, boots, printed mat
ter, cigar boxes, clothing and even on
loaves of bread. Union label committees
are being formed in every city in the
United States, and a movement is in
progress for a National Label Committee,
so as to have the union label in one city
recognized all over the country.
Secretaries are invited to make use of
E. J. Mann, of Branch 25, is probably
the most efficient financier the order has
in the city.
Branch 25 paid the per capita tax out
of its local fund, thereby curtailing the
expenses of.the members.
Charles Desse, President of Blanch 25,
never misses a meeting. He is not afraid
of the fine, but his great love of lemons
induces his regular attendance.
William Bax, one of the most popular
and efficient, clerks in the public service,
will shortly become a member of Branch
.25. He is also due in tlie 'Ancient Order
Gloves in mushroom bhadas are the fad
of the hour, the newest jtajt jMngtaUad
IRIS!! IN AMERICA
Professor F. Spencer Bald
win Talks About
They Took a Very Prominent Part in
llic Early Settlement of the
The Coming of the Irish
and Enlivened Our
THE PART THEY TAKE IN POLITICS
Prof. F. Spencer Baldwin, of Boston
University, told the audience thai assem
bled to hear him in the Old South meet
ing house last week that Ireland had
contributed more to the making of Amer
ica than any other country except En
gland, the mother country. The lecture
was the fifth in the Old South course for
young people, and Prof. Baldwin's object
was to tell what Ireland has done for
"To appreciate what Ireland has done
for this country," he said, ''we need to
know something about Irish character
and Irish history." He then proceeded
to describe the Irish people and their in
fluence in immigration, speaking in sub
stance as follows:
"The Irish are n pure Celtic people,
made up of three different bands of im
migrants that successively took posses
sion of Ireland in very early times. The
typical Celt is a person of poetic temper
ament, frank, impulsive, easily impressed
by new ideas, yet lacking in persistent
devotion to a single aim, disinclined to
order and prone to discussion; somewhat
given to ostentation and of extreme so
ciability. As contrasted with the Saxon,
the Celt is particularly susceptible to
emotion. The Celt is dominated by sen
timent, the Saxon by reason.
"Irish history," continued the speaker,
"throws a Hood of light on Irish char
acter. If the Irish people, as is charged
against them, are idle and turbulent,
their history furnishes an explanation.
It is hardly to be expected that a people
with such a history should possess all the
virtues. An industrious, contented, def
erential and law-abiding people is not
produced by such a calamitous schooling
as the Irish Celt has received.
"When did the Irish begin to come to
America? The common notion that the
Irish took very little part in the first set
tlement of America is quite mistaken.
Large numbers came to America during
the 17th and 18th senturies. Two things
may be said about the , prercvoluttonary
Irish immigration. It was very exten
sive and it was not localized. It poured
into all the colonies from Massachusetts
to Georgia. In the revolution the Irish
bore a prominent and honorable part.
Nine signers of the Declaration of Inde
pendence were Irish.
"As regards the extent of Irish immi
gration during the present century, sta
tistics show that from 1820 to 1897, out
of a total of 18,500,000 foreign immi
grants nearly 4,000,000 came from Ire
land. The only country that has sent us
uiore immigrants than Ireland is Ger
many. The Irish represented in 1890 20
per cent, of the entire foreign-born popu
lation. Persons of Irish parentage con
stitute 8 per cent, of the total popula
tion. "The bulk of the Irish population is
found in the cities, especially in the great
cities of the Atlantic seaboard. Over
one-fourth of the total Irish population
is found in four cities New York, Phila
delphia, Boston, Chicago. The Irish set
tled in the cities because they had no
money to get farther west; because there
was a demand for unskilled labor; be
cause they are a clannish and sociable
"What occupations have the Irish pre
ferred? Fifteen per cent, are engaged in
agriculture, 1.0 per cent, in professional
service, 42 per cent, in domestic and
personal service, 15 per cent, in trade
and.transportation, 25 per cent, in manu
"Race characteristics have had some
thing to do with the Irishman's choice of
occupation, but necessity more. As a
rule, the immigrant is not fitted for the
skilled trades, so he has to turn too often
to odd occupations, such as hack-driving,
saloon-keeping, and what not. America
has received a great addition to its labor
force through Irish immigration. And it
is a labor force that has been pretty in
dustriously applied. Whalever they may
be at home, the Irish are not idle in this
The political importance of the Irish
population is out of all proportion to its
actual numbers. . They are concentrated
in the cities, where they control the
foreign vote; they nearly all go to the
polls, their vote is always cast solid.
These things combine to give them great
influence in politics.
The Irish have rendered important
service in aiding the material develop
ment of the country; they have performed
the heavy work in laying the material
foundations of national greatness. But,
above all, the coming of the Irish has en
riched and enlivened the national char-
y a liberal infusion of the warm
f the Celt. The mixture of Saxon
Celtic elements in the American
stock has produced a gifted nation,
stronger by far than either of the com
BLACK ABBEY OF KILKENNY.
The .Black Abbey ' of Kilkenny, a Do
minican monastery, was founded in 142
by-William Marescbal, Jr., Bar! of Fern-
kM3 . . iMua mmmm fn mm m 1 ...... lana MUUDlllla
the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries,
general chapters of the order having been
Held in 1281, 1302, 1300 and 1340. The
Black Abbey during Queen Elizabeth's
time was transformed into a court of as
sizes, the altar being used for the Judge's
bench. On the accession of James I.
the Irish Catholics were persuaded that
their churches and religious institutions
would be at once restored, and, anticipat
ing the royal license, proceeded of their
own accord to occupy them m many
places. A Dominican, Edward Ranchter,
broke open the Black Abbey, removed
the various appendages of the court, re-
erected the altars and'reinstatcd in full
possession the religious of his order. The
military authorities, however, soon made
known to the citizens that they had been
mistaken in their calculations, and the
Corporation made an "humble apology
and promised to restore the Black Abbey
to its former condition of a court-house,
but this promise was not immediately
carried out. The remains of this abbey
church are extensive and interesting.
The structure was cruciform in shape.
The most eligible part of the abbey was
repaired many years ago, and has since
then been used as a church.
The American Burlesquers will make
their first appearance at the Buckingham
commencing Sunday, giving the usual
matinees. The company is new this
season from start to finish. During the
summer the managers, Jlryant and Wat
son, have worked night and day in order
to make their company the acme of per
fection. The scenery will be the finest
ever seen on a burlesque stage, being got
She Will Be Seen at the Buckingham.
up for every detail. The electric effects
were manufactured by the Edison electric
works, the finest ever turned out by that
firm. The costumes are beyond a doubt
the most artistic and costliest ever worn.
The burlesque is written on the present
crisis, in which each member of the com
pany ploysaproininentart. Some of
tue best actors nave 'been engaged in
order to sustain the reputation of the
American Burlesquers. Watson and
Dupre, the famous sketch team, have this
season n new act which is very funny;
Perry and Burns, two comedians of note,
in a new act; Mildred Murray, the
charming singer; Leslie and Curdy,
parody and comic singeis; Mr. and Mrs.
Kumins, in comedy sparring act; Monroe
Sisters, dancers and change artists. The
burlesque which closes the show is a very
funny travesty, entitled "A Wild Goose
Five war plays were launched in
cago last week. I-
Bronson Howard has written a play for
Marie Burroughs will be Stuart Rob
son's leading lady this seasou.
Julia Marlowe's newest play is called
"Because She Loved Hun So."
The author of "The Cat and the Che
rub" has written another play of Chinese
"The Belle of New York" will shortly
go on the road with Dan Daly at the head
of the cast.
Andrew Mack's new play, "A Ragged
Earl," was written by.ilr. Ernest Lacy,
Theophile Gautlier's "Captain Fracasse"
is to be made into a play by Justin Hunt
Belle Archer is going to star this season
in the title role of Hoyt's faice, "A Con
Martha Morton's new' comedy, "Uncle
Dick," will be produced by Sol Smith
Russell on September 20.
George Holland this season will man
age the new stock company of the Grand
Opera House, New Orleans.
"Auguste Van Bien has just given to
London a fifteen hundredth performance
of "The Broken Melody,"
Marie Dressier this season will play the
principal part in the new burlesque op
eretta, "Hotel Topsy-Turvy."
There is a record of a performance of
"Richard III." at the theater in Nassau
street, New York, March 5, 1710.
On next Wednesday Mrs. Annie Yea
mans, now acting in Chicago, will reach
the fiftieth anniversary of her first ap
pearance on the stage.
'Spike" Hennesy and "Kid" McCoy
will be given important roles in
"Sttaugled on Sunday,," soon to be pre
sented at the National, Philadelphia.
May Irwin, returning from the Thou
sand Islands, will shortly begin rehearsal
of her new dramatic "enterprise, "Kate
Beerbohm Tree is going to revive
Shakespeare's "King John1' in London.
The choice for Constance is between Mrs.
Kendal, and Mrs. Potter. a
Sir Henry Irving's next Shakespearean
revival will be "Richarflll.," which, it is
asserted, has not been presented in a
London theater for forty years.
Mr. and Mrs. Nat. C. Goodwin open
the ,Duke of Varies Juaeuioa season in
Australian Jmmy Ryan Wins
From Douglass A Big
Match on Foot.
Thursday night a full house saw what
was one of the most orderly and interest
ing fistic events that has ever occurred in
this city, when Australian Jimmy Ryan
knocked out Bobby Douglass at Music
Hall. Although he stood no show to
win, Douglass put up n very game fight,
and the large crowd felt that it got the
worth of its money. T6o much praise
can not be accorded Manager Andv
Mulligan and the Louisville Athletic
Club for the efficient manner in which
the affair was conducted, and it augurs
well for the sport in the future. Manager
Mulligan announced that arrangsments
were about completed for a match be
tween Champion Tommy Ryan, of Syra
cusc, and the winner of last night. The
victory was a popular one.
Warner played without an error in the
last ten games.
Jones leads the Brooklyn players in
stolen bases and sacrific hits.
Seymour failed to hit safely in nine out
of thirty-one games played.
Hallman accepted eighty-six chances
without an error in his last fourteen
Van Haltren played fifty-four games
before he made his second sacrifice hit of
Fifty-seven shut-out games and nine
tie games have been played in the Na
tional League this season.
Gleason again played throughout last
week without an error. The Kid has
made n like record ten times this season.
For some reason or other the battle
arranged between Tom Sharkey and Ed
Dunkhorst for September 7 at Syracuse
Will Curley, the English bantam, has
challenged " Pedlar Palmer." In reply
Palmer has said that he will meet Cur
ley as soon as he is through with Billy
Kid McPartland says' that he injured
one of his hands in his encounter with
Owen Ziegler. He says, however, that
this will not interfere with his coming
encounter with Jack Daly.
Eddy Sullivan has clinched a match
between Oscar Gardner, the "Omaha
Kid," and Sam Bolan, the colored feather
weight. The pair will box twenty-five
rounds at the Lenox A. C. on September
9 at 122 pounds.
Billy Rotchford, accompanied by Jack
Smith, sailed for England on the Cam
pana. Rochford is matched to box
"Pedlar" Pultner at the National Sport
ing Club, London, in October. Smith
will train Rotchford for the battle.
In making a match with Dave Sullivan,
Solly Smith did a very wise thing by
compelling Sullivan to post a big forfeit
tor appearance, in all ot Ins contests'
Sullivan has had the good fortune to be
permitted by his opponents to go into the
Joe Choynski was seen in New York
last Saturday. The noted California
heavyweight is prepared to do some fight
ing again, but lie declares he will not
enter the ring until the cold weather sets
in. There is some talk of Choynski box
ing Tom Sharkey in October.
There is every prospect of a match be
ing arranged between Charley Golf and
Tommy Ryan, to be decided at a new
club organized lately at Syracuse. Ryan
was asked whether he would meet Goff
and has sent word accepting. If all the
details can be satisfactorily arranged the
affair will be brought to a close.
The funeral of Mrs. Mary E. G. Braun,
widow of Julius E. Braun, who died last
Friday afternoon, took place at 3 o'clock.
The funeral of Louis P. Rafferty, who
died Friday night nt his home, at 1120
West Oak street, took place at 1 :30 o'clock
Sunday afternoon from St. Louis Ber
Mrs. Mary Steier, widow of the late
August Steier, died suddenly at, 8 o'clock
Saturday evening at the homeof(her
daughter, at Barret and Castlewood' ave
nues. The deceased was sixty years of
age. The funeral took place Monday
morning from St. Martin's church.
The funeral of Rev. H. Martens, who
died at St. Matthews Friday of appen
dicitis, took place at 9 o'clock Monday
morning from Trinity church, and the
interment wa3$n St. Louis Cemetery.
The services were conducted by Rev. L.
D. Bax. Father Mortens had many warm
friends in this city wd also at St. Mat
thews. For many years he was pastor of
The funeral of Mr John Rechtenwald,
who died Sunday afternoon at his home,
649 East Walnut street, took place Tues
day morning at 8 o'clock from St. John's
church, and the interment will be in St.
Louis cemetery. Mr. Rechtenwald, who
was seventy-one years of age, was one
of the most prominent labor men in'
the city. He was an honary member of
the Molders Union, and had always
taken an active part in the work of loci',;
labor societies, )'
He is survived by three sons and two
daughters. One of his sons, Mr. Frank
Rechtenwald, has been the Populist
nominee for Congress in this district.
MRS. HENDRICKS PASSES AWAY.
Our many readers and the friends, of
Mrs. Margaret Hendricks, wifelof Capt.
James Hendricks, of the Police Depart
ment, learned with sorrow of her" death
Thursday evening at 6 o'clock. Mrs.
Hendricks was thirty-five years of age,
and was beloved, by a host of friends all
over the city. She had been sick for
the past seven months and death was doe
The funeral will take place this morning
at 0 o'clock from St. Michael's church.
The interment will be in St. Louis ceme
tery. Capt. Hcnderickshasthe sympathy
of all our citizens in his great bereave
A SYRACUSAN'S SUCCESS.
William Al. Higglns Is Editor
Paper In Kentucky.
The many old friends of William M.
Higgins, a native of this city, being the
son of Hugh Higgins, of Cedar street,
and brother of the popular young priest
of St. Mary's, Binghamton, the Rev. J. J.
Higgins, will be pleased to hear of his
success in the newspaper business in
Louisville, Ky. His paper is a new ven
ture and is called the Kentucky Irish
American. As its name indicates, it is
devoted to Irish affairs, and judging by
the initial issues it gives promise of be
ing n welcome visitor in Kentucky Irish
homes. Ty pographica lly and every other
way it is n handsome sheet and worthy of
patronage. Mr. Higgins is n printer by
profession and his practical experience
in this line will be of great value to him
in his new enterprise. Catholic Sun,
Syracuse, N. Y.
During the past two months great
improvements have been made in
the Mammoth Grocery, at Second
and Jefferson streets, by 'its new
manager, Mr. John D. Askins, until
now it is probably the best arranged
and most commodious grocery house in
the State. Mr. Askms was for eleven
years with the house of C. W. Jefferson,
and is one of the most experienced and
progressive young men in the business.
THE RED MEN.
The Red Men of this city have been
royally entertaining for the past few days
about 400 braves from Tennessee, the
camp being pitched at Riverview Park.
Thursday evening there was a great pro
gressive euchre, at which ten prizes were
awarded, and the evening proved very
enjoyable. Yesterday afternoon a trolly
ride and a prize bowling match were ar
ranged for the ladies. This morning
there will be a street parade, and a great
sham battle will take place this afternoon
at Churchill Downs. Extensive prepara
tions have been made, and it will no
doubt be a great success. The public was
admitted free to all the exercises except
the sham battle.
Mr. L. D. Owen, Trustee of Cherokee
Tribe, has won new laurels for himself as
an entertainer, as he has been untiring in
his efforts to make it pleasant for the vis
iting braves. "Pap" is a sure enough
Three hundred and thirty hands, most
of them young girls, employed in the
Clifton Silk Mills, in Union Hill, N. J.,
went on strike because they were fined
fifty cents if they were one minute late
for work in the morning.
IRISH SOCIETIES CELEBRATE,
Also Adopt Resolutions Opposing an
The Irish societies of Kings county be
gan Monday their two-days' celebration
of the Revolution of 1798. The socities
assembled at Fort Greene plaza and
marched four abreast. The Second Regi
ment of Irish Volunteers was in the van.
Following came a body of 100 men
dressed in the uniform cf Continental
pikemen, commanded by Capt. John
Hughes. Then came delegations from the
Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Clan-na-Gael,
the Irish Nationalists, St. Pat
rick's Mutual Alliance and the Irish Vol
unteers. John O'Connor was grand mar
shal, and his aides were A. II. Timoney,
P. Meehan, Wiiliam Gallagher and An
thony Duffy. .
In the procession were two carriages
containing four members of the Seve
teenth United States Infantry ond four
soldiers of the Seventy-first Regiment,
New York Volunteers, all of whom had
been wounded at the front. They re
ceived an ovation along the line.
After the parade was dismissed the
members of the societies went to Ulmer
Park. Here the gathering was called to
order by J. Gratton McMahon, President
of the United Societies. A resolution was
adopted declaring that "thepatriotic peo
ple of Ireland have no animosity, social
or political, against the liberal-minded
people of England, but solely against
that form of government which has for
untold centuries misgoverned us both.
Therefore we, Irish citizens and Irish
Auicricans, are uncompromisingly op
posed to an alliance between these Unit
ed States and the kingdom of Great Btit
ain." Mr. Hoyt has decided to have no stage
manager this season, but will fill that
unhappy position himself. He-will try
it, on with his new farce comedy, VA Day
and a flight.'' D x
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HENRY C. LAUER.
Rapid Rise In the Business World of
a Progressive and Liberal Ger
Mr. Henry C. Lauer, of 430 East Jeffer
son street, one of the first patrons of the
Kentucky Irish American, is a most
liberal and progressive German citizen.
After completing his early education he
became identified with the II. D. Block
Company, with whom he remained nine
years. Jieing endowed witn the pro
verbial German thrift and business acu
men, Mr. Lauer determined six years
ago to go into business for himself at
Jackson and Jefferson streets, where he
was" so successful that he was compelled
to secure more commodious quarters for
his growing trade. Consequently he
moved to his present place, where still
greater success followed him, until now
he conducts in addition a branch house
at 905 West Market street. He is also the
owner of a first-class livery stable, pos
sessing some of the finest horses and car
riages to be found in the city.
Mr. Lauer pays especial attention to
family trade at both his down-town and
up-town houses, promptly filling tele
phone and mail orders. Besides being
very liberal in contributing to worthy
movements he takes a great interest in
all matters pertaining to good govern
ment, and is a faithful worker for the
THE UNITED IRISH LEAGUE
Extraordinary activity is now being dis
played in forming new branches of the
United Irish League throughout Mayo.
In Bangor-Erris a meeting of 3,000 per
sons were addressed by Mr. John Mc
Hale, President of the League, and Mr.
Hopkins, Honorable Secretary of the
Townechrann Branch. The Chair was
taken by Mr. Michael Murphy.
Honorable Secretary of the Bangor
Dispensary Committee. The Chairman
said "They must give the enemies of the
people a touch of the old days of the
Laud League again." At Binghamstown
au enthusiastic meeting was addressed
by Mr. John O'Donnell and Mr. George
Geoghegan, of Binghamstown. A com
mittee and officers were appointed and
150 cards of membership offered. Au
important meeting was held in Clare-
morris for the purpose of establishing a
branch of the League. Mr. Conor
O'Kelly, a Nationalist of great local
influence, presided. Again on Sunday a
large open-air demonstration was held at
Breaffy, two miles from Castlebar, to es
tablish a branch. As an instance of the
new public spirit on Saturday eighteen
workmen belonging to a landlord and
glazier refused their further co-operation
in the working of the huge grazing ranchc.
Mr. William O'Brien, accompanied by
John McIIale, President of the United
Irish League; John O'Donnell, organizer;
Edmunn Barry, solicitor, Westport, and
Mr. Dons, Secretary of tht TT. I.
drove from Westport with a contingent
from that town, headed by the Westport
Brass Band. Mr. James Daly, of Castle
bar, accompanied by the Castlebar Fife
and Drum Band, headed a large contin
gent from Castlebar, and contingents
headed by banners with appropriate mot
toes were present from surrounding dis
tricts. The entrance to the village was
spanned by a triumphal arch, on which
.was inscribed in Irish characters, 'Cead
Mille Faille." On the motion of Mr.
Francis Lavelle, seconded by Mr. Patrick
Muldoon, the chair was taken amid ap
plause by Mr. James Daly, chairman of
the Connaught Provinvial Council of
the '98 Centenary Association. Mr. Win.
O'Brien said their first great object was
the redistribution of the grazing lands
of Connaught among the people.
THOMAS P. CLINES.
doNTINUED I'ROM FIRST TAOK.
was a prominent member of the Ancient
Order of Hiberniansf and for several years
was President of the Land League. He
was for several years an officer in the
Robert Emmet Literary Society.
Mr. Clines was also a firm believer in
trade unionism. At one time he was
President of the Machinists' and Black
Mr. Clines married a Miss Mary Man
ning. She still survives. They were
blessed with three children two boys
and a girl. The girl is eight "years old.
The oldest boy was named in honor of
Michael Davitt, the Irish patriot. Mr.
Davitt and Mr. Clines were close friends.
One of Mr. Cline's last acts was to send
money to the famine-stricken people of
Mr. Clines was intensely patriotic. One
of his proudest possessions was a portrait
of Daniel O'Connell, the "Great Libera
tor." This picture of O'Connell was car
ried in one of the great Irish parades and
was subsequently presented to Mr.
If he had an enemy on earth no one
knew it, No one ever heard Tom Clines
speak ill of any fellow man. If he could
say nothing good of a man he remained
silent. Every charitable institution in
the city lost a friend when Thomas P.
Clines passed into eternity.
Burr Mcintosh is rapidly recovering
from the effects of the hardships he suf
fered at the front in Cuba. In a week or
so he will come to New York to rehearse
his part in "A War Correspondent,'' liis
new play. u
An interesting experiment in substitu
tion will be that of Blatfche Walsh for
Fanny Davenport in the Sarou reper
tory. Miss Walsh is now very'mueb like
the. Fanny Davenport of twenty years
ago in face, figure and movement.
James O'Neill appears this season in a
new romantic play founded- by Joseph
Hattou on his novel) t'When Greek
Meets Greek.'' Another version was per
formed by Olga Nethersole two seasons)
ago undr the title, "A Danghter of
8ho leaves no children.