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KENTUCKY IRISH AMERICAN.
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LOUISVILLE, KY SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1899.
The new year is upon us and
oon the clanging bells will an
nounce the dying of the old year
fcnd the birth of 1900. To most of
us the old year has brought with it
both weal and woe, and on looking
back we find Father Time hqs, on
the whole, dealt mercifully with us,
and it is with .a pang of regret we
bid 1899 good bye and take up the
year of 1900. Fearful of what this
young chaugeling may bring us,
we 'iu trepidation start to write
1900, the lust year of this century,
hoping though that peace and pros
perity may be with us till the next
This is the usual time for making
good resolutions, and those that
were made a year ago and broken
are wiped off the slate and a new
record commenced. Do not think
you can entirely revolutionize
either the world or yourself in a
few days, so just start in gently,
and instead of the usual dozen or
so good resolves select one or two
and decide to live up to them.
One of the most important and
which, if lived up to, would bring
in its train many others, is to be
true to ourselves. This is not so
easy as may appear on the face. To
have the moral courage to always
say "No" when we feel we should,
and to do as our 'conscience ap
proves without deferring to outside
opinion, is no easy matter. But
this one resolution lived up to
i'r1Eti11 v nhnntrp flip strife of
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The year 1899 in retrospection
has many pleasant recollections.
As a nation we are growing strong
er and are bringing peace and en
lightment to other peoples. We
are keeping apace of the times and
are marching abreast in the paths
of science and progress. We are
looked upon as one of the strongest
nations in the world, and our word
has weight in whatever councils we
participate. We can but hope that
the new year will be as successful
as was the old.
In closing up this year the Ken
tuckv Irish American thanks its
many readers for tbdr substantial
support, and hops for a continu
ance of the same, and it wishes a
happy and prosperous year, with
peace and plenty, to every reader
of this paper.
UNCLE SAM IS NEUTRAL.
Notwithstanding reports of
secret alliance and sympathy of the
American Government with Eng
land, originating in England, copied
and accepted as true in this country
, by many who ought to know better
than to be misled in such matters,
the United States is strictly neutral
in its relations to the Transvaal and
Great Britain, as demonstrated as
soon as occasion required expression
or action. Great Britain and the
Transvaal are both purchasing sup
plies, receiving' contributions, and,
it is rumored are also enlisting men
in this country. England protest
ed to the State Department against
the Boer agents, and the Boer Gov
ernment met this with a similar
protest against English agents.
The response of the State Depart
ment is clear and emphatic, in sub
stance:, 'This Government being at
peace with both belligerents, will
observe and eufcrce strict neutrality
without favor or discrimination to
cither; both will be allowed to pur
chase supplies in this country and
export same from our ports: money
" may be contributed aud sent by in
dividuals to. either. Neither will be
allowed to solicit recruits for army
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leave this country. This, of course,
only applies within the jurisdiction
of the United States, and supplies,
money or men intended for use or
aid to the army or navy of either
of the belligerents is subject to
seizure and penalty as contraband
of war outside the jurisdiction of
the United States, and upon proof
establishing this character can not
claim the protection of this Gov
ernment. This is sufficiently clear, aud is
the only proper position this Gov
ernment cau assume under the cir
cumstances, and all American citi
zens, whatever their sympathies in
the controversy aud whatever their
acts as individuals, should, for the
honor of the Government, avoid
violating the law. In no country
is the individual allowed such
liberty of action, aud because of
its consistent adherence to the
spirit of international law and
equity no other Government is so
universally respected by the nations
of the world. The American peo
ple are free to sell or give their
goods and contribute their money
as they prefer, leave the jurisdic
tion of. the United States and en
list, but not in this country, and
any attempt to do so will be sup
pressed aud punished.
The State Department has offi
cially rebuked the misuse of our
flag and disclaimed the Anglo
American sentiment so generally
promulgated by many of our news
papers. Americans in England
and some in this .country con-
for the Red Cross for service in the
South African war. Iu the cere
mony of entering the ship in service
the English and American flags
were intertwined in the decorations,
and Anglo-American alliance gush
galore was the feature of the ad
dresses. The State Department re
buked those who thus used the
American flag and assumed to speak
for American sentiment; declared
that the vessel should fly the Ge
neva (Red Cross) flag, as provided
in the conditions of the donations to
fit it out, and under no circum
stances will the vessel be allowed to
fly the American flag. The rebuke,
though courteous, is none the less
emphatic, and will put a damper on
the enthusiasm of those who assume
to speak for Americans in express
ing only their own opinions and
means in plain terms that the
American Government alone speaks
for its people and controls its flag.
The thoughtless Americans who
are shouting for the Boers and
wishing their success have not the
slightest -comprehension of the fact
that next to a defeat of the United
States, the greatest calamity to the
United States would be the defeat
of Great Britain by the Boers,
Right you are. No "thoughtless
American" has for over a hundred
years had the "slightest compre
hension," nor have the vast ma
jority of the Americans become
less "thoughtless" on that "slight
est comprehension" than were the
patriots of '76 who carried their
thoughtlessness to the extent of
fighting against and. freeing them
selves from such "slightest compre
hension." It is true that then, as
now, there were those who regret
ted the course of the "thoughtless
Americans," aud they and their
successors have never ceased to re
gret it. The Tory of '76 and the
Anglomaniac of to-day are the
same. As the thoughtless Ameri
cans" of '76 disregarded the admo
nitions of the Tories, so the
"thoughtless Americans" of today
ignore the warnings of the Anglo-
.. aSMtaUt 24 - st us iiU k
Great Britain, your Uncle Sain can
take care of himself, at least he
thinks so, "thoughtless" as he may
be, and he is "thoughtless" enough
to fight about it with anybody. .
Our Anglomaniac editors seem to
be adepts in British phraseology,
doubtless preparing themselves for
the realization of their dream of
Anglo-Saxon unity. They refer to
the American people as " American
subjects." The American people
over a hundred years ago most
positively refused to be subjects,
claiming by inalienable right every
man was a sovereign. They repu
diated the government c ideal of
king and subjects but founded and
have since maintained a govern
ment of, for and by the people all
sovereigns. In the war of 1 8 1 2 John
Bull was forced into abandoning his
claim of "once a subject always a
subject" and recognize the inalien
able right of his subjects to forswear
their kiug and become citizens of
the United States. The relation of
king and subject, lord and vassal,
master and serf, have no legal
status under our government.
The term "subject" has no place
in this country, where by law every
man, from its chief executive to the
humblest, is fully the equal of the
The English papers are recount
ing the cruelties of the Boers to the
blacks in Africa as justification for
British supremacy, and our Anglo
traniacs copy and comment favor
ably. If Boers were cruel as charged
it ill becomes Englishmen to con
demn them for it. British cruelty
to humanity is not limited as to
time, country or race, but has been
universal and covers her entire his
tory the whites in Ireland and
Wales; the Mongolians in China;
the Indians in America; the blacks
in Africa; the Malays and savages
in the Pacific islands everywhere
the same rule of subjugation by
brute force, even to extermination.
Conceding the Boer cruelty, as
charged, the substitution of British
supremacy in South Africa will be
no improvement jjromahjimane,
Christian or civilizing standpoint,
Queen Victoria refuses to permit
her son, the Duke of Connaught,
Chief-of-Staff to General-in-Chief
Roberts, to go to South Africa for
service in the Boer war, notwith
standing his chief,- Gen. Roberts,
has been ordered to the front. This
not only reveals the real dangers of
the campaign, but is an iu justice to
the Duke, who is the most manly
of the Queen's sons, and ever so
ready to do'service. He offered to
forfeit all title aud official rank and
go in any capacity as a volunteer,
but the Queen declined to yield.
The mere rumor that Irishmen
of Omaha are discussing a "Fenian
invasion of Canada will add to
Britain's worry and cause Euglish
detectives to keep an eye on the
Nebraska city aud the Canadian
border. As fear of an uprising in
India has caused a recall of the
order for troops to South Africa, so
it need nqt be.suprisiug if no more
troops leave Canada to help whip
the Boers. John Bull just now is
so frightened it takes but little to
give him a conniption fit at the
sight of his shadow.
The Juke of Marlborough, the
little end of a great family, who
proved himself during his visit to
this country a contemptible snob
and depraved roue, frequenting the,
slums and associating with the
scum, to the disgust of all decent
people, making him the butt of
ridicule and subject of condetnua"-
tion, has been commissioned an
officer of the volunteers to be sent
to the Transvaal. If ' England's
new array is to be officered by such
"soldiers," the Boers will have but
little to fear.
Among the good resolutions for
the new year include one to pay
your subscription to the Kentucky
Sart the new year right by send
ing a dollar for a year's subscrip
tion to the Kentucky Irish Ameri-
Joseph Hagan aud Miles Lenehan spent
the past week with friends in Chicago.
Mrs. Thomas Lynch, of St. Paul, will
arrive here next week to visit her cousin,
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Maguire, of St.
Louis, spent the week with relatives in
Miss Scribner lias been the guest of the
Misses Buckley, AVest Broadway, during
the past week.
Patrick J. Carney and wife, of New
port, arc visiting the family of Patrick
Kennedy in New Albany.
Mr. and Mrs. William Wohlgemuth arc
spending the holidays with friends and
relatives in Springfield, 111.
Miss Etta McAtee returned from Sacred
Heart Academy' Saturday, to spend the
holidays with relatives in this city.
Will Norton, the well-known traveling
man, was among the Louisvillians spend
ing last week at West Baden Springs.
Barney Dawson, the popular West
End comedian, has returned from New
Haven, where he spent the holidays.
alter Cronin, of Jeffer-
sonville, has bei
spendtng the last few
Miss Margaret and Anastasia Brown are
home from Ohio to remain till after New
Year's with their parents, Willow street
Phil Cavanaugh has returned, from his
trip to London, where he went in the
interest of the Bridgeford Stove Company.
Miss Annie Shanahan, who has been
attending collegejin Washington for three
years, returned home Saturday for the
Miss Marie Costigan, who has been
spending the holidays with her mother
here, will return to Nazareth Academy
Miss Stella O'Connor will leave Tues
day for Nazareth Academy, after a de
lightful holiday visit with her parents on
Misses Letitia'aud Fay Duffy, who
have been spendihg the holicays with
their parents in jeffersonville, will return
Nazareth Academy next week.
Mr. and Mrs. Roger. O'Neill are enter
taining at their home on Rowan street a
pretty little girl holiday visitor, who will
make her future home with them.
James Ross, o Eighth and St Cath
erine, presented his friends with a hand
some little pocket-book as a souvenir on
Christmas day. They were much appre
Miss Marcella Ford, the charming little
daughter of Mike'J. Ford, who has been
the guest of relatives here during the past
week, returns to Nazareth Academy next
Mr. and Mrs. Lafollette held a Jrecep-
tion at their home on Fourth avenue
last Sunday in honor of the arrival of a
little son. Michael Walsh assisted in
receiviug and named the new-comer
The home of'Jrim McCarthy, Elliott
avenue, has bees made happy by the
safe arrival of a lovely baby girl. All are
well and will celebrate-New Year's day
in her honor. '
Many of our Isa&iiwr society men will
make their New iY ear's calls Monday in
particularly banimmc suits, designed and
made by Edward 1 Conway, the popular
head cutter at Kleidereij's.
The next montttly'dance stud reception
of Unity Council. M. I., New Albany,
takes place Thnreday evening, and will
be attended by a another of young ladies
and gentlewett from thi city.
Miss Ada Wtlaa entertained a number
of her friend with one uf this season's
most delightful snchres at her hone ou
Third arena Tasjfaday afternoon. The
prises wen esasfiitingly unique and.
Pat Owens, who oat been seriously HI
at hi home on poiuth street for the
part seven wisyi, almost entirely re-
ana iinM m im atu to ttmxm
A MARGARET, MARY AND ROSE. f
- Three, pretty daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dolan, W?
.' '. of 2127 Portland Avenue.
Terence McIIueh. for a number of
years with a leading Fourth-avenue
crockery house, has accepted a position
with the Louisville & Nashville Railroad
Company, and his many friends are con
gratulating him upon his good luck.
Andy Wacker, the popular tnoldcr with
the Louisville & Nashville railroad, is the
happiest man in the shops, and is hold
ing daily levees in honor of a young son
that arrived Christmas day. The parents
assert it is the prize baby of California.
A. G. Weber, who has always taken a
prominent part in West End social af
fairs, has accepted a position with a Cin
cinnati firm as traveling salesman. He
leaves here Monday, and his many
friends wish him luck iu his new field of
The many friends of John McGillicuddy
the well known tailor, residing at 201G
Duncan street, who was removed to Sts,
Mary and Elizabeth Hospital three weeks
ago, suffering from a severe attack of
typhoid fever, will be glad to hear that
his condition has greatly improved and
his speedy recovery is now looked for.
, The engagement is announced of Miss
Lizzie Cullen, of Sixteenth and High
streets, and Mr, Harry Smith, a well
known and prosperous young business
man. Miss Cullen is a popular West
End society girl, and the announcement
was a surprise to the many friends of
The marriage of Mis3 Lucille Lewis
and George R. Newman, the welj;known
newspaper man, was solemnized luesday
last at the Walnut-street Methodist
church, the ceremony being performed
by the father of the lovely bride. A re
ception followed the wedding at the home
of the bride's parents, after which the
happy young couple left for Washington
Mr. and Mr. John Brennan entertained
a crowd of their friends with a euchre
Christmas Eve at their residence, 1109
Dumesnil street. Those present were
Misses Lily Halligan, Mayme Mullaney,
Belle Proctor, Mayme Terry, Katie Flah
erty and Ella Riste; Messrs. Gilbert
Crowder, John Barry, Harry Singer,
John Fearce, G. S. Kuoate and Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas Mullaney. Prizes were
won by Gilbert Crowder and Katie
Mr. and' Mrs. Edward Proctor gave a
euchre to some of their friends last Mon
day evening at their residence, 164 West
Market street. Those present were
Misses Belle Fish, Mayme Mullaney,
Lily Halligan; Messrs. John Barry, Git
bert Crowder, Walter Proctor, Mr. and
Mrs. John Brennan, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
Mullaney and Mr. and Mrs. James Halli
gan. First prizes were, won by John
Barry and Mrs. John Brennan, while the
booby prizes were won by Ed Proctor
and Miss Lily Halligan.
Trinity Council Will Award
Twenty-Two Prizes Next
Trinity Council, Y. M. I., will Inaugu
rate the new year with a baby show at
their club house on East Gray street.
At the meeting Tuesday evening Dr.
Laminers, Chairman of the committee
having the matter in charge, announced
all the arrangements completed. Tweuty
two prizes will be awarded aud all who
attend will enjoy themselves. The show
will take place in the afternoon between
the hours of 2 and 4.
Three candidates were admitted aud
six applications received. Chairman
Struby, of the Entertainment Committee,
reported that a series of entertainments
would be given at the club house ou
the evenings of February IS, 20 and 22.
The pregramme will be published later
In these columns.
A public installation of officers will
take place next Tuesday evening. Presi
dent Sullivan, Theodore Droppeltnan
and Tom Garvey are making the arrange
ments for the event, and have already
secured several good speakers for that
evening. After the installation exercises
refreshments will be served. All mem
bers are urged to be present and bring
James B. Kelly, Deputy Grand Presi
dent, will conduct the ceremonies as
Jmmnm petit oa dollar a plr--bet-
tr pam oo store. Ckoap lee
Crm, any old prkt. Csaaee'a
lot Craavt aejler
What They Have Been Doing
4f.n Dat Unnl flniiaital I
Division 1 cast her vote for consolida
tion. Division 1 stands ready for consolida
tion. Division 3 of Syracuse is being reorgan
ized. Remember the general meeting Wed
James Rogers presided with dignity
The Hibernians are well represented in
Boston's Board of Aldermen.
James Brady and John Reijly are too
strong supports for Division 4.
Division 4 rightfully holds none of its
officers in higher esteem than Harry
Whenever Tom Dolan attends the
meetings members may look out for
Michael Lyons heartily enjoyed the
literary exercises at Division 1 last Tues
Every member should resolve to attend
at least one meeting each month during
the coming year.
Officers Peter Maloney and John
Beirne are always welcomed at the meet
ing3 of Division 2.
No toast was more heartily responded
to Wednesday evening than that to the
success of the Boers.
Will Delaney helped swell the treasury
of Division 4 this week. Cold cash is the
only excuse advocated by him.
The meeting of Division 2 Thursday
evening was made interesting by a
friendly talk from John Barrett.
John Owens visited Division 1 Tuesday
evening for the first time in some months
and was given a cordial greeting.
James Furey entertained the members
of Division 1 by singing a song in the
Gaelic language Tuesday evening.
Patrick Gilligan enjoyed the festivities
Wednesday evening to the fullest extent,
in company with the Hibernians reporter.
Division 4 possesses a number of singers
that should be better known men whose
voices would grace any musical entertain
ment. Former Secretary Charles Obst, now
a merchant, left his growing business
long enough Thursday night to be with
his old division.
The Ladies' Auxiliary has been an in
yaluable aid to all the divisions. Why
not take some steps to show your appre
ciation of the same?
John Manion enjoyed the initiation
and stag party Wednesday evening. His
introduction into the order was under
Tom Camfield is a Hibernian of the
right sort one who possesses the high
est sense of honor and those having his
friendship are indeed fortunate,
The Ladies' Auxiliary of Division 3 of
Randolph, Mass., held a Christmas sale
in Hibernian Hall Wednesday evening.
An entertainment was also given.
Mike Walsh, of Twelfth street, fur
nished much amusement Wednesday
evening, but the climax was not reached
till the jaunting car ride was given him.
Tom Dolan sang an original song, dedi
cated to the "Cuckoo," during the lite
rary exercises Tuesday evening that
brought forth both laughter and applause.
James Ross and William Ansbro kept
everybody in good humor at the stag
party. They possess a unique manner of
making all feel the pleasure of their com
The Floyd county officers made a fine
impression Wednesday evening. Such
visits can only be productive of good re
sults. Let Jefferson county follow their
There are many anxious inquiries as to
the whereabouts of the members of the
Literary Committee of Division 1 and
what they are doing. Mike Tynan,
Dave O'Connell and others should fur
nish the answer.
Con O'Leary will be missed at the
meetings of Division 4. The members
were gratified to learn that he has secured
a good position with the Continental To
bacco Company, even though Ills new
duties prevent his attendance.
Jerry Hallihan, Bob Mitchell and Con
O'Leary have done much good work for
the sick of Division 4 during their long
service, which every member fully
realizes. That they could not serve
longer was regretted by everybody.
Hibernians generally will regret to
learn that genial Pat Delaney, inspector
of engines on the Illinois Central, met
with an accident which may cause the
loss of a couple of fingers. Besides hav
ing his hand caught in the machinery of
an engine he was inspecting it was badly
Division 3 of Westfield, Mass., has
placed itself on record as inflexibly op
posed to any entangling alliance with
any foreign power, and particularly be
tween the United States and the Govern
ment of England, which has so frequent
ly sought by war and intrigue to destroy
A big fire occurred in Clinton, Mass.,
tecently and among the sufferers were
the Hibernians. As a consequence Di
vision 8 is confronted with the need of
new quarters ana new parapueruaiia.
The division lost three handsome flags,
all its equipment and property valued far
in excess of the insurance.
Michael Keaney made the most elo
quent address Thursday night yet heard
ou the question of consolidation. His
illustrations were practical and convinc
ing, and all hit the nail on the head.
There' are few men more experienced in
the workings of fraternal organization
and hi words carry great weight.
To oromote the social feature' of the
Ancient Order of Hibernians thirty atttn-
ten reorasenttog different divistou and
aftxtttsdM outlast iaphMatoti
object will be to provide entertainments
and lectures, socials, picnics and promote
social feeling in the order generally. Ex
cellent talent is available without going
beyond the ranks of the Hibernians, and
a lyceum to bring such talent forward
should be successful in Louisville.
Division 1 of Duluth has decided to
have its annual celebration next year on
the anniversary of the birth of Robert
Emmet, March 4. The funds realiztd
will be forwarded to aid-in the movement
of the United Irish League, which is ac
complishing n great deal of good work iu
Ireland in restoring the land to its right
ful owners, and also to furnish a Red
Cross fund for the South African repub
lics of the Transvaal and the Orange Free
State. The committeemen are enthusi
astic over the entertainment and its ob
jects. A writer in the Minneapolis Irish
Standard has this to say of one of the di
visions in that city: Division 4 held nn
interesting meeting on Tuesday evening.
Several new members were admitted and
others proposed for membership. Under
President Meagher's fostering care this
division is rapidly increasing and will
have five delegates at the Rochester con
vention. Division 4 is a splendid one,
composed of magnificent liberty-loving
men, and every one is pro-Boer. The
literary exercises are nlways pleasing and
on this occasion speeches and songs
thrilled the brothers. Probably no di
vision contains abler or more chivalrous
W. H. MEFFERT, MANAGER.
Maggie Mitchell's famous play, the great
companion drama to "Fauchon,
The Pearl of Savoy
Matinee daily at 2:15, Night at 8:15,
Popular Prices 10c, 15c, 25c, 35c and
50c. No higher.
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nCCK SUNDAY MATINEE. UtUi
Matinees Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Biturdu"
IIUPJZ & SEAMON'S
Bowery B u r I e snuers
Full report bv rounds wjll be read from
stage at Monday Matinee of the Great
629 Eighth St. and Highland and
Vanilla and Lemon, per gal 75c
Fruits and Chocolates, per gal 85c
Coffee and Banana, per gal 85c
Almond and Macaroon, per gal . . . .1.00
Bisque and Tuttifrutti $1.00 to $1.25
Bricks and Euchre $1.00
Sherbets and Ices 76c
Sweet Cream COc
Finest Fruit Cake, per lb 20c
All kinds of Fine Cakes made and or
namented to order. Candy Pullings
served on short notice.
A specialty. It is the purest and best,
Telephones 2144 and 2588.
8"Special rales to hotels, dealers and
Walsh the Tailor, l
232 FOURTH AYE.
M. D. La.wler,
GROCERY AND SALOON,
N. W. Cor. Nladeenth and DuacaB. .
Fine Lunch aad Music Saturday Night.
CAFE AND RESTAURANT"!
M. J. SWEENY, Prop.
221 THIRD AVE.
Private Dining Rooms, Open Day and
Nigut. .Best ot wines ana cigars.
Average 200 eggs a year. Eggs for
ttcbinff 6 cents each. Two Cockerels
for sale cheap.
CHAS: D, JACQUES,
2422 St. Xavler.