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I03 JXPXTO K Y IRISH A3MCKIC-?VISr.
KENTUCKY IRISH AMERICAN.
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IRELAND AS THEY SAW IT.
A party of English noblemen, in
cluding officers of State and mem
bers of Parliament, some accom
panied by their wives, made a
tour of sight-seeing in Ireland.
They have heretofore spent their
time and money "doing" the con
tinent every summer. A movement
was started some time ago by Mr.
F. C. Crossley, of Dublin, to turn
the tide of tourists to Ireland, in
which he was ably seconded by
prominent Irishmen. Strange as
it may seem, they encountered
great difficulty owing to the false
notions and prejudices regarding
Ireland and the Irish people. The
beauties of Ireland all had heard of
and longed to see, but they regatd
ed the country as lacking facilities
for travel and accommodations for
travelers; that the roads, railways
bridges, water craft, hotels, sta
tions, etc., were primitive and crude
that the people were ignorant, rude,
uncouth and unfriendly, if not real
ly antagonistic to strangers, es
pecially from England. This diffi
culty only made the promoters the
more determined to disprove these
allegations by actual observation by
an exclusively English party of
tourists, and after months of urgent
solicitation they succeeded in organ
izing such a party iu London, and
on May 20 they landed in Dublin,
where they were graciously re
ceived aud most hospitably enter
tained. There the party divided,
one takiug the Southern route, the
other the West.
The members of the Western sec
tion were Lord Coleridge, Mr. Bram
Hillyard (Westminster Gazette),
Mr. and Mrs. R. Manders, Mr. and
Mrs. Charles McArthur, Mr. D. V.
Pirie and Hon. Miss Forbes Sem
pill, Lord Rosmead and Lady Ros
mead, Mr. James Round and Miss
Round, Mr. Charles G. Shaw, Mr.
Ernest Spencer and Mrs. Spencer.
The Midland Great Western Rail
way Company made admirable ar
rangements for the comfort of this
party, and placed special saloon
cars at their disposal. The Direct
ors also entertained the party at
dinner on the 23rd ult. The tour
embraced visits to Galway, Cashel,
Ballyuahinch, Falls of Loughna
fooey, Westport, Mallaranuy and
Achill. Long cars were especially
provided for drives, which proved
interesting. The party returned
to Dublin on the 29th ult. refreshed
and invigorated, doubtless, by the
ozone-laden breezes of the West.
The Southern sectiou was much
larger and embraced the following:
Mr. James Baily and Mrs. Baily,
Mr. George C. T. Bartley and Mrs.
Bartley, Sir Charles Cameron and
Miss Cameron, Mr. John Colville
and Mrs. Coville, Mr. Frederick L
Cook and Mrs. Cook, Dr. Robert
Farquharson, Sir Fortescue Flan
nery and Lady Flannery, Mr. W.
Hazell aud Mrs, Hazell, Mr. J.
Henuiker-Heatou and Mrs. H-Hea-ton,
Mr. Henry Kimber and Mrs.
Kimber, Mr. J. C. Macdona and
Miss Macdona, Sir Charles Palmer,
Bart.; Mr. H. C. Richards, Mr. J.
Carvill Williams. Representatives
of leading English papers accom
panied this section of the party.
The arrangements for the South
erd tour included many most at
tractive items, a boating excursion
on the beautiful Lakes of Killarney,
boating on the Fjords at Parknasilla
and- special coach drives to Ken
mare, Glengariffe, Waterville and
other almost equally lovely spots.
The coaches were all provided free
by the Irish Tourist Devepment
Syndicate, who also entertained the
party at a banquet. The other
companies giving entertainments
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SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 1899.
were the City of Dublin Steam
packet Company; Dublin, Wicklow
and Wexford Railway Company;
Great Southern and Western Rail
way Company; Directors Southern
Hotel Company; Cork, Bandon and
South Coast Railway Company;
Waterford, Limerick aud Western
Railway Company; Shannon De
velopment Company. Mr. J. W.
Payuc Sheares, D. L. , of the Cork
aud Bandon Railway Company, pri
vately entertained the visitors, and
Mr. T. H. Cleeve, High Sheriff of
Limerick, also gave a banquet in
Everywhere the facilities for trav
el, accommodations for their com
fort aud pleasure, their reception
and treatment by the people, have
undeceived them. They were out
spoken through the press in their
admiration of the country and the
people, and astonished at the won
derful progress nude in the build
ing aud opening up of railways,
steamboat lines and carriageways;
the thriving cities and towns; the
character, intelligence and cleanli
ness of the people all so different
from what they had believed of
Ireland and the Irish.
Commenting on the result of the
tour, the Irish Independent says:
"What Ireland suffers most from
js not any want of knowledge of its
scenic attractions, but from a be
lief which still exists abroad that
traveling facilities and hotel accom
modation are not up to the mark.
Whatever time this impression was
justified, it certainly is so no longer.
The visitors who come among us
will find ample proof of this every
where. The railway accommoda
tion as regards speed, comfort and
cheapness can compare favorably
with that obtainable across the
channel. During the past decade
great improvements have taken
place. These improvements are
made all the more complete through
the opening up of steamship aud
car routes through some of the most
picturesque parts of Ireland. What
is true of the railways is also true
of the hotels. On all the estab
lished routes the hotels are quite
up-to-date, and for the accommo
dation given the charge can not be
regarded as anything else than rea
sonable and moderate. When these
facts respecting the traveling facili
ties and the hotel accommodations
are better known abroad a very im
portant development of the tourist
traffic will result. The present
visit from England will help materi
ally to dispel the false notions which
still exist among strangers. Another
effect it will have is that the crops
chauuel trip in one of the splendid
new boats of the Dublin Steam
Packet Company will show that the
Irish sea can no longer be regarded
in the light of a hindrance to the
tourist traffic of Ireland."
The Democratic primary on last
Monday was very warm, to put it
mild. The committee declared it
off and nominated a full ticket. The
other side claims to have carried the
primary and the nominations. The
Kentucky Irish American is not in
the wrangle, nor will it be, unless
Irish-Americans are unjustly as
sailed; then, as in the past, no mat
ter who jumps on them, we shall
come to their defense. The poli
ticians may "fight it out, but they
must not tread on our coat-tail.
Congressman Richard P. Bland
died Thursday morning at his home
in Lebanon , Mo. He m ay be j ustly
classed as the original and persist
ent champion of the free coinage of
silver, an able, pure and true man,
who had the respect of all, even his
The Irish people seem determined
to force their leaders to unite or
give way to others who will. A
resolution started from Limerick,
calling on Dillon, Redmond and
Healy to arrange for a conference
and union of parties on behalf of
Irish nationality or retire from lead
ership, is being adopted by County
and District Couucils. The prompt
ness with which it is adopted when
presented leaves no room for doubt
as to the motive and earnestness,
members of all parties, even the
Unionists, favoring it. In addition
to this, town and district meetings
are adopting and forwarding peti
tions of similar nature to their Par
liamentary representatives. The
new regime seems to have opened
the way for the Irish people to
make their wishes known to their
representatives, and they are going
about it in a peaceful, orderly, but
emphatic way that can not be mis
understood. If the present leaders
can not or will not find a way to
lead a united Ireland, it is clear
that the people mean to find the
wav and the leaders. Success to
Gov. W. B. McSweeney, of South
Carolina, who succeeded Gov. El-
lerbee, deceased, js a self-made
man. Left an orphan, he was a
newsboy at ten years of age; served
his apprenticeship, became a priu
ter, working as a journeyman for
years, all the while improving him
self by close study and reading.
Later he was editor and owned an
inteiest in newspapers. He is now
a leading man in the business and
politics of South Carolina, respected
for his ripe culture and ability.
In the contest for the Democratic
nominations, we congratulate our
friends who won and sympathize
with those who lost. Apply this to
Commencement This Year
Was a Notable One.
The commencement held at Loretto
Thursday, June 8, was of more than usual
interest. Besides the interesting pro
gramme rendered, Loretto had as her
guests Mousignor Martinelli, Papal
Delegate to the United States, and
Rev. J. J. Dougherty, rector of .the
Mission of the Immaculate Virgin, of
New York. Father Dougherty is the
successor of Father Drumgool, who
founded the Mission of the Immaculate
Virgin, a home for destitute and home
less boys, and over 1,700 children are now
inmates of the home. But doubtless
that of most interest, to Loretto, at least,
was the celebration of the diamond jubi
lee of Sister Generosa. In 1824, eleven
years after the foundation of Loretto,
Sister Generosa was received into the or
der and for seventy-five years she has
labored zealously and faithfully for the
cause to which she offered her life. She
saw Loretto in its infancy, when rude log
cabins stood where now magnificent
structures of modern architecture rear
their walls heavenward. Sister Generosa
received from His Holiness, Pope Leo
XIII, the Papal blessing, a privilege
enjoyed by but few. She is possibly
the oldest religious woman today in the
Each number on the programme was
carefully selected, correctly rendered
and the young ladies merit especial
praise for their successful and conscien
"The Old Order Changeth," an orig
inal drama, composed by the Sisters, was
conceded by the clergy and many others
to be in advance of any previous efforts
in that line in Kentucky.
"William Tell," violin solo, by Miss
Hollenkanip, of Louisville, was a gem
warmly applauded and sincerely appreci.
ated. To Sister M. Vitalis belongs much
of the honor of the excellent programme.
The Scarf Drill, iu which sixteen girls
participated, showed that 110 pains had
been spared in instructing them to acquire
grace and symmetry of movement.
There were three graduates, one of
whom Miss Mary Head, is from New
Hope, Nelson county.
The closing address was delivered by
Father Dougherty, after which came
Sister Generosa's diamond jubilee.
St. Mary's College cornet band dis
coursed excellent music at different times
during the day.
Besides Monsignor Martinelli, Rev.
Dougherty and the Right Rev. Abbott
of Gethseniani, numerous other priests
of the diocese were present.
Large congregations attended all the
scrviees at St. Augustin's church,
Broadway and Fourteenth street, on the
feast of St. Anthony, and at the evening
service, half the people could not gain
admittance. Over 500 received com
munion. The lucky number at the
throwing for St. Anthony's picture was
The children of St. Augustin's con
gregation will give an entertainment for
the benefit of the school on Thursday,
June ?9, at the school ball.
I SOCIETY. 1
J. T. Guilfogle has been spending a
vacation nt West Baden.
Will Finley has been spending the
week in New York City.
W. T. Laverty, of this city, was among
the week's arrivals in New York City.
Miss Julia Lawler, of 2430 St. Xavier
street, is visiting friends nt Bardstown.
Mr. and Mrs. William Council this
week visited relatives iu Charlestown,
Mr. J. W. O'Neil was among the Louis
villians recuperating at West Baden this
Miss Lillic O'Connor was last week the
guest of Miss Mary Thompson, of New
W. R. Mooney was among the number
registered from this city at West Baden
Mrs. John Day and Miss Stella were
among the visitors at West Baden the
Miss Anna McDerniott left this week
for Kingsville, Mo., where she will spend
James Gushing, of Frankfort, has se
cured a position here aud will make this
city bis future home.
Will J. Norton, the well-known travel
ing man, was among this week's arrivals
at West Baden Springs.
Mrs. M. V. McCann, of Jefferson ville,
left Monday for Springfield, Mo., to visit
the family of Charles McCann.
Miss Agnes Dugan returned to St,
Louis Wednesday, nfter a brief but pleas
ant visit with her relatives on Sixth
Miss Katie Danaher, of 620 Washing,
ton street, has gone to Chicago, where
she will spend several weeks visiting her
Miss Irene Corcoran left last Tuesday
evening on a visit to Madison, Ind ,
where she will be a guest of Miss Annie
Frank Raggio's friends will be glad to
know that the injury he sustained this
week from the accidental discharge of a
pistol was only slight.
Mr. Patrick Stone, who has been con
fined to his home on Magnolia avenue
from an attack of general debility, is re
ported to be improving.
Mr. David O'Connell, connected with
the Police Department, was last Monday
called to the bedside of his son, who is
seriously ill at Bardstown.
The -toiarriage of Miss Annie Murphy
and Mr. Joe Reiling was announced this
week, the ceremony being performed at
St. Louis Bertrand church.
The engagement of Miss Elsie Yan
dell, one of otir most talented young
Iflflios " ,1 tr Fin. Tln.ltA. Vrt II.
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York, has been announced.
Miss Maynie Gannon left Wednesday
morning to attend the commencement at
Nazareth. She will also visit friends at
Bardstown before returning.
Master Edward Median was the proud
recipient of a gold medal for excellence
at the school conducted by the Sisters of
Mercy at St. Mary Magdalene's church.
The many friends of Louis D. Perianda
will regret to learn that he has left the
city. He has accepted a position at Cen
tral City, where he will reside- for the
Michael Cavanaugh, who had the mis
fortune to suffer the accidental loss of an
eye recently, has almost recovered, and
expects to soon be able to resume his
Mr. Patrick Filburn and Miss Annie
Kelly will be married at the Cathedral on
Thursday afternoon, June 29, at 4 o'clock.
After the ceremony, the happy couple
will leave for St. Louis.
Miss Marie Louisa Costigan has just
returned from Nazareth, where she has
been attending school the past year. She
had the honor last week of meeting per
sonally HisExcellency Mongr. Martinell
Mr. and Mrs. Matt O'Doherty and
niece, Miss Annie Kelly, left Wednesday
to attend the commencement at St. Cath
erine's. Miss Josephine Kelly is one of
the young ladies who will graduate with
James S. McDonogh, Washington cor
respondent for the Kentucky Irish Ameri
can, took second prize for junior class
(25) at the Georgetown University Law
School. There were nine:y members in
the class. Mr. McDonogh will be at
home, 1212 Sixth street, until September.
The marriage of Miss Nellie M. Purcell
aud Mr. William J. Chalk took place
Wednesday morning at the Church of
the Blessed Sacrament. The bride is a
popular young lady of East Market
street, while the groom is a representative
of Limerick, where he has a host of
friends. They are at home to their
friends at 1141 Sixth street.
Miss Nannie Rafferty and Mr. Law
rence O'Hara will be united in marriage
by Very Rev. Father Bax at St. John's
church on Wednesday morning, June 28,
at 7 o'clock. This wedding will be wit
nessed " by a large number of friends of
the contracting parties, who are very
popular. After a wedding breakfast, they
will leave for Cincinnati, where they will
spend their honeymoon.
One of the week's prettiest weddings
was that of Miss Corinne McCrory and
Mr. Will King, which was solemnized at
the Cathedral of the Assumption Wednes
day afternoon, the Rev. Father Crancy,
of Morganfield, officiating. Mr. and Mrs.
King are very popular, and the ceremony
was witnessed by a large number of rela
tives and friends, whose Wishes are that
they may have a pleasant journey through
Mr. James Concanuou, of Louisville,
will be married to Miss Knte Teresa
Boden, of that city, on June 28. Mr.
Coiicannon has numerous friends through
this section, who pleasantly remember
his connection with Gethseniani College,
says the New Haven Echo. Miss Boden
is a charming young lady, who is held in
the highest esteem by a large circle of
The marriage of Miss Maymc Donahue
and Mr. Theodore McCrory will be
solemnized at St. Patrick's church, Right
Rev. Monsignor Gambou officiating, next
Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock. The
bride is quite a belle in social circles, and
the groom is a very popular and highly
respected gentleman. Immediately after
the ceremony, they will make a bridal
tour of the East. They have the best
wishes of a host of friends.
THOMAS J, CLARKE.
Released Prisoner's Candida
cy For Clerk of the
A public meeting in support of Thomas
J. Clarke's candidature for the Clerkship
of the Rathdown Union was held in
Blackrock Town Hall under the auspices
of the Irish National Amnesty Associa
tion on Friday evening, May 20, with
William Field, member of Parliament, in
the chair. A deputation from the Execu
tive Committee, including President
Lambert, Miss Maud Gonne and other
prominent speakers, were present. A
circular was also issued in his behalf by
the officers of the Amnesty Association,
from which we extract the following:
"Our association has been for years
past pledged in many public meetings to
support the policy of providing positions
for released political prisoners whenever
possible. The election of John Daly as
Mayor of Limerick and of James F.
Egan for the Swordbearcrship of the
Corporation of Dublin indicated the set
tled determination of the Irish people to
reward the men who were made to suffer
by the British Government becaure they
loved Ireland and because they attempt
ed opposition to cruel laws and despotic
administration. As a great national issue
should dominate local and personal con
siderations, we submit that the good ex
ample set by Dublin and Limerick cities
can be advantageously followed by the
Rathdown Board of Guardians. The
Rathdown Union is now governed by a
majority elected on an extended fran
chise that would scarcely have been
granted if, in the bitter past and in more
dangerous times than ours, the fight had
not been carried on by men like Thomas
J. Clarke. Our candidate is not a dyna
mitard. He was tried under the 'treason
felony' statute, and is therefore de jure,
a political prisoner. If he had been con
victed under the explosives act he would
have been released after ten instead of
sixteen years' imprisonment. But that
was the cruel fate allotted to a youth of
twenty-two, sentenced on perjured evi
dence and tried nt a time when the mind
of the British public was iu such a state
of fury and panic that the most notori
ous English criminal had a better chance
of justice than the most respectable Irish
man accused of 'treason-felony.' When
the Pamell Commission, better knowii as
the Pigott Forgeries Commission, was
proceeding a detective specially inter
viewed Mr. Clarke and offered him not
only liberty, but government employ
ment, if he would give certain evidence.
He spurned the offer. He was too good
an Irishman to turn informer. Is he not
good enough for the Rathdown Union?
Surely a Nationalist who resisted so ter
rible a temptation, refused so great a
bribe and preferred to patiently endure
such long and savage punishment, ought
to be eligible for office in n union that
Irish Nationalists control. It should be
remembered that all the other candidates
have a fair means of living. Mr. Clarke,
having been deprived of his employment
and imprisoned by the British Govern
ment for sixteen years, is in urgent need
of the suitable aud permanent position
which it is now in the power of Irish
Nationalists to give him."
FATHER MURPHY'S ANNIVERSARY.
Last Sunday at the late mass Rev.
Father Murphy, of St. Mary Magdalene's
celebrated his first anniversary with great
pomp. Von Weber's mass was beauti
fully rendered by the choir, assisted by
Mrs. Katie Carr Costigan, Miss Ramser,
Mr. Ramser and Mr. M. F. Hill; "Infia
matus" being rendered with telling effect,
Miss Hollenkanip presiding nt the organ.
The congregation felt a deep pride in
their pastor when he came down from
the altar to the rear of the beautiful edi
fice, at the Asperges, clothed in a new
red cape, which only n few moments
before was presented to him by the con
gregation. The hearts of his parents would have
filled to overflowing could they have
been present upon this occasion. Father
Murphy, may you live to celebrate many
of these anniversaries is certainly the
wish of those who assisted at your first
AQUINAS UNION EXCURSION.
The Aquinas Union will give a moon
light excursion Friday evening, July 21,
on the elegant steamer Columbia. The
pleasant affairs of this kind which they
have given in the past are themselves a
splendid recommendation for those who
wish to spend an enjoyable evening.
Brushes should be stood bristles down
ward to dry.
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