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have them fixed than at the
544 FOURTH ST.,
Right Next to Avcmmo Theater.
Their prices are the lowest, work the best, and
all guaranteed. They will treat you right.
REMEMBEU THE PLACE:
Louisville Dental Parlors,
jjlDANIE DOUGHERTY. THOMAS KEENA
I Doufliierty & Keenan, I
1229 West Market Street, Bet. Twelfth and Thirteenth
All Calls Promptly Attended to, Day or Night. Cnr
rlngcs Furnished for AH Occasions.
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Brewers and Bottlers
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Made from selected Hurley Tobacco. The best Irish Whisky (Potheen) and
flavoring enter into its composition.
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Seven experienced teachers, each one' a specialist in his line. Graduates of
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none that can offer our facilities.
For Xmas Egg Nog and Tom and Jerry
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$2.00 eAuoK Whisky
407 EAST JEFFERSON STREET.
BRANCH HOWB WEST MAJtKST BWWeT, , ,
HATRED OF WRONG
Irish Mothers Henrt-Brokon
Over the Enlistment of
Men Who Take the Saxon Shil
ling' and Fight England's
Mercenaries Very Unnoimlar
and a Ban to Bo Placed
on the Militia.
CELTS IN GREAT BRITAIN'S ARMY.
The following article on the enlistment
of Irishmen in the British army is taken
from the Dubliu Irish People:
We do not now discuss the question
whether the granting of home rule in '80
or '05 would have rendered the bulk of
the Irish people "loyal" in the sense in
which loyalty is understood by the jin
coes. Home rule a thousand times over
would not, as Mr. Davitt told the British
to their teeth on the floor of their own
Senate house in the heart of their em
pire, alter Ireland's love for justice and
hatred of odious wrong, But the point
we want to make is that the English Im
perialists who throw up their hands in
horror and astonishment at Ireland's
sympathy with the Boers in this conflict
and Ireland's grief at the position of her
sons who are fighting for England need
go no further than their own deeds for
an explanation, apart from the wider
consideration of the common history and
justice of the case of the brave burghers.
After a struggle lasting centuries we were
reduced to the position to which the
British are now striving to drive the
Boers. Therefore it is not wonderful that
we are against the English as a nation,
and that the deeds of Ireland battling in
their service fill us not with pride, but
with sorrow and shame.
"Throughout the whole of rural Ire
land," writes a correspondent, "the poor
est and humblest laborer in his cottage
deems it a disgrace of the direst character
whenever 'any one belonging to him'
dons the red coat. It is a fact with which
I am perfectly familiar that a decent,
hard-working small farmer or cottier
would prefer to tast the bitterness of
death itself rather than know that the
son or brother had joined the English
army. Often and often I have heard a
heart-broken mother wail Oh! why
didn't you come to tell me he was dead?'
when some neighbor broke the terrible
news that Mike, or Jerry, or Ned had
.gone on a spree' and 'listed for a sol-
jdjen. There was. no insincerity in' the
often was perfectly right, for the coun
try-bred lad whotakes his innocent mind.
his light heart and his bright spirit into
England's service as a private soldier too
often returns home bereft of all the faith
and the capacity for patience and devoted
love which lit up the dark places of pov
erty and made the hard lot of even the
poorest occupant of an Irish cabin en
durable. 'He'll never be the same again
to me was he to live a thousand years,' I
once heard a stricken woman say. Nor
could he be. If you asked me what are
the main causes of Irish enlistment,
especially in rural districts, I would say:
"1. Drink. Too often the foolish young
fellow who spends a pound or two badly
needed at home, recovers from a debauch
of porter or whisky to find himself penni
less. He is ashamed to face the father or
mother whom he has wron ged. In his
'despair he seeks the easiest way of get
ting out of their reach and sight. The
next barrack keeps a recruiting sergeant
who knows how to send him away.
"2. Poverty combined with on adven
turous spirit. The desire to wander has
become an epidemic in many parts of
Ireland. When a decent young Irish
peasant say one of several sons of a la
borer or small farmer who can scarcely
make both ends meet can save up the
price of a steerage ticket to the States he
never thinks of enlisting. He shrinks
from the contagion of English service
whenever there is any alternative. But
the money for the 'passage ticket' is
often hard to procure, and in despairing
impatience the youth 'takes the shilling'
and regrets it all the days of his life.
"3. Worthlessuess. There are in every
community some specimens of the idle,
shiftless, ne'er-do-weel brand who ore
neither good for king or country,' to use
a popular phrase, and who, unwilling to
run the risk of being compelled to earn
an honest living anywhere, drift natural
ly and almost inevitably into tbe Eng
lish army via the militia.
"Any one acquainted with the country
will tell you that Irish 'soldiers of the
Queen are mainly recruited from these
three classes. And even the third bring
into the field of battle the martial quali
ties of their race. They would run like
hunted deer a hundred of them from
half a dozen policemen with drawn
batons in the streets of an Irish village.
They storm towns and climb up fastnesses
and face showers of bullets in England's
service while the miserable specimens of
want-of manhood who wear their national
uniform are prudently allowed to skulk
in their camps by English military com
manders. Perhaps I may find time to
write you again on this subject."
Our correspondaut deals with the ques
tion plainly and practically. If we wish
to prevent the scandal of the aacrifice of
brave Irish lives that England's cowardly
gold bugs may riot in the plunder of free
peoples all the world over, we must ap
peal to the reason and self-respect as well
as to the patriotism of those, young men
who are likely to become the victims of
the recruiting seraeaut md never since
the days oi the Cruata war were the
position of affairs with marvelous exact
ness in a well known ballad:
Now, mind what John Bull did here, my
In the days of onr famine and fear, my
j i ,
He burned and sacked, he plundered and
racked, . "
Old Ireland of Irisl? to clear,my boys.
Now, Bull wants to, pillage and rob, my
And to put the proceeds in his fob, my
And let eaclTlrish; blade just stick to his
And let Bull do his own dirty job, my
So never to 'list be,in haste, my boys,
Or a glass of drugged whisky to taste,
IftoAfric' you govt's to grief and to
woe, 1 .
And to rot and to'die like a baste, my
But, unhappily, "what John Bull did
here" does not always recur to a young
foolish Irishmen when the tongue of the
tempter is pouring insidious lies into his
mind; nor is the callow seeker after
adventure and new scenes very likely to
recall the vow:
"That never a one will handle a guti
Except for the dreen and Tipperary,
If such "raw materials" for British
brutality and Boer bullets could be con
vinced that not only is an Irish private
soldier in England', army a man who
deserves ill of his own country, but that
his life while in the ranks must neces
sarily be one of continual degradation,
we should have fewer "Connaught Ran
gers" and "Dublin Fusileers" doing, the
work of murderers nt the front while the
weeny brats from Cockney slums take
their ease in Dublin and Spike Island.
There is no doubt ,whatever that a very
large proportion of Irish Recruits "join
the colors" out of the militia regiments.
These regiments ore not held in high
esteem by the country folk, either. A
"militiaman" is a very bitter term of
reproach in rural Ireland.
From various motives, or from waut of
any motive, young "men drift into the
militia. The "military" life on the
training grounds is very different from
the reality as it is forced upon the con
sciousness of the unhappy wights who
take the plunge and enlist straight away.
The apparent freedom and jollity of a
soldier's career lures, many The posses
sion of arms and a smart uniform fasci
nates others. So the final step is taken
too often; and the. foolish son of an
Irish mother forgets, K. T. Buggy'swarn
Ing: "Go to leave on foreign soil
Your bones to bleach, accursed, un
buried" u '
and irrevocably binds himself to the
So it is evident that if Irish youths are
to be dissuaded from devoting their lives
to the service of their country's tyrant,
one of the first stepa to; be taken must be
Col. Meffert and the Temple Stock
Company have arranged for the presenta
tion during New Year's week of Maggie
Mitchell's most famous play, the "Pearl
of Savoy," which will prove one of
the greatest attractions of the present
theatrical season, as it may be said to be
entirely new to the present generation.
The comedy throughout is strong, inter
spersed with quaint songs and dances,
and the scenic surroundings will be most
perfect. The story is a pathetic one and
will offord the members of this excellent
company wide scope to display their
varied talent). It is the custom in Savoy
for peasants to emigrate each year to
Paris to earn their living. Marie, a
354 Fourth Avenue, Near Jefferson.
Suits and overcoats $25 and 4Jd.
Has just received his
New Fall and Winter Importations.
' kBBsVSBBBV '
MISS ESTHER MOORE,
Popular member of the Meffert Stock Co.
young Savoyard girl, to escape the ad
vances of an old roue, a rich noble, joins
the peasants. She supports herself in
Paris by singing and dancing, and is
known ns "The Pearl of Savoy." A
young Marquis, nephew of the old roue,
disguised as a peasant, wins Marie's love,
but the Marchioness forces his consent to
wed M'lle D'Albee, a noble lady.
Marie from her window sees the wed
ding procession enter the church. Over
come by emotion, she loses her reason.
Pierrot, a former peasant sweetheart,
finds Marie thus and leads her back to
Savoy where her mother's prayer and in
fluence restores her mind. The young
Marquis deserts his noble bride at the
church door, seeks out Marie in Savoy,
where the reconciliation takes place, and
marries "The Pearl of Savoy." This
play will require an augmented cast and
will be put on with the usual care and
detail that marks all the productions at
Louisville's most popular play house.
This year many melodramas and farce
comedies are built around the incidents
and scenes of Chinatown. The first
company to produce and to introduce the
real Chinaman was Hurtig & Seamon's
Bowery Burlesquers, in their original
burletta entitled "Slumming," who will
appear at the Buckingham all next week,
commencing with the usual Sunday
matinee. The first scene opens in the
ball-room of Walhalla Hall,, where a
regiments as well as on " the colors."
Impressive Ceremonies atthe
Convent: of, Mercy Next
Invitations are .being issued by the
Sisters of Mercy toitheir friends inviting
them to be present at the celebration of
the silver jubilee of Mother Superior
Columba McLaughljn, which will be in
augurated with solemn high mass at the
Convent of Mercy, Second street, next
Saturday morning tit 9 o'clock. Of the
venerable Mother Superior and the noble
work of the Sisters of Mercy Edward
Fitzpatrick writes in the Times:
The Sisters of Mercy have been in
I,ouisville since 1869, They first took
charge of the United States Marine
Hospital as nurses, and afterward estab
lished schools in various congregations,
beginning with St.. Patrick's. The Sis
ters now have charge of about one-tliird
of the Catholic parochial schools of the
city. To the present Superior, Mother
Columba, is due much of the success of
these schools. She was born in County
Westmeath, Irelaudj and was educated
by the Sisters of ( Mercy, which was
founded by Catherine McAuley in Dub
lin in 1824, and which has spread all
over the world. The sisters devote their
lives to the care of the sick as well as to
the education of, children of tender
years, of both sexes, frnd of young ladies.
Many of the members of the order have
received decoration from governments
for their services oh the. battlefield in
caring for the wounded. In the war of
the rebellion and m the late war with
Spain they did goodsiervice.
Mother Columba h much beloved by
her former pupils ofke Academy of Our
Lady of Marcy and other houses of the
older where she haf served, and these
ladies insisted upoa.ielebratlng her stiver
jubilee in a fitting manner, though the
good sister would have preferred not to
have any mention made of the occasion.
To use the words o( one of the sisters,
Mother Columba is gentle, patient, hard
working, humble, awl, above all, simple
and joyous. During the twenty-five
years of her prolciioa and since she
came to Louisville M 1872 she has as
sisted many young women in procuring
an education, and Iter charities to the
poor have been hmmmkmm and opportune.
The celebration will- be a notable event
among the members of the order.
party W'TOaVbuWly' ieSdelfS'Tfatll til go
through the lower districts to see the
sights and many amusing chatacters are
introduced. The second scene is the in
terior of a Chinese opium joint, in which
is seen the famous christening of the
Chinese and the Coon. The third scene is
the interior of Essex Market Police
Court, in which the entire slumming
party is taken before the Judge, which
gives the company a full scope to mtro
duce many new and original comedy
lines. The burletta as a whole is said to
be one continuous round of laughs. The
performance opens with one of the best
olios seen here this season. Miss Vinnie
Henshaw will be seen in the character of
Dizzy Liz, Queen of the Bowery; the
beautiful Louise Auber, will appear as
Miss Vanderlip, the leader of society;
Miss Florie Madison will appear as the
Red Soubrette; Tom Carter, the Butler,
and Chin Yuen Dong, the original
Chinese actor, will make his appearance
in the Chinese opium joint. The com
pany carries a very large chorus and all
their original scenery. At Monday's
(New Year) matinee the Buckingham
will receive the full and graphic descrip-
Ltlon of the great Maher-McCoy twenty
five round fight, which takes place in
New York, by a special telegraphic wire
direct from the ringside, and all the bul
letins will be announced to the audience
as soon as received.
"Through the Breakers," a new play
TYitrJa wlilpti is declared nn In
tensely interesting love story, within-
A special meeting of the members of
Division 1 of ths Asclent Order of Hi
bernians has been telled for tomorrow
afternoon, when at r members will be
initiated and amu gemsata .completed
for the big meeiuu and initiation to
take place Sunday si arnoon, January 14,
at their ball in Albany. President
Dan Walsh, Jams 01! M ranc
cidents attending of just enough startling
a nature to keep up a lively guessing,
will be the New Year's attraction at the
Avenue Theater. A capable company of
selected players is promised, and the
scenic embellishments are said to be on
an extensive scale.
CONDITION REPOKTBl) CRITICAL.
Dominick Burke, whose long illmtss
has ben heretofore mentioned, is
reported ia a critical condition at bis
residence, Eight and St. Catherine
streets. He was employed1 by the
Illinois Central Railroad Company, and
his feUpw-wortesm ajtd associates will
448 West Markot Street, Bet. Fourth and Fifth.,
Call and look over our line of Christmas
Presents, Euchre Prizes.
ALL 0001)3 STORED TILL CHRISTMAS.
Imported China Dinner Sets from $6.98 to $40.
Silver Knives and Forks as low as $2.98.
HIGGINS & DiGRAW.
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Telephone 384. 248 West Jefferson Street.
SeYenth. and St. Catherine.
WINESjLIQUORS AND CIGARS.
Frank Fehr's Beer always on tap. Special attention paid to
orders for family use.
flot Imn'eh Day and flight.
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CREAM COMMON BEER
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