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THE ARGUS. SATURDAY. MARCH 14, 1908.
How om Grady
A Love Story of St. Pat
rick's Day In Sackett's
HEN the construction gang
took possession of Sackett's
Juuctkm Kitty O'lieilly took
possession of the .jrans.
"They're :i tin.? lot. Kitty," said old
Mifco O'lieilly, "even if they are a lot
of Kuineas and greasers and such for
eigners. 'Tis from tin; stranger within
our gates that we pet the goods, Kitty,
and if he won't give them to ns of his
own free will then we take the::i from
him Vy gentle persuasion. Kitty, you
are the gentle persuasion of Sackett's
Junction. You go right over and talk
to whoever's the king of the whole
bunch and tell them you're the finest
cook in Arizona and your dad can fur
nish meal tickets to the whole crowd
of them at a' price that would bankrupt
any chink cook this side of Frisco."
" Kitty delivered the message of her
father in her own sweet way to the
king of the bunch, and the king was
neither guinea nor greaser, but Tom
Grady, from Kansas City. Tall was
Thomas, six feet two, with the shad
owy blue eyes of Krln and the curliest
of sunset tinted locks.
"We will eat with you', tell the old
man," said Tom Grady, and. while his
manner was sedate and his tone most
respectful, as befitted a five minutes'
acquaintanceship, yet Ills eyes told Kit
ty that she was the fairest creature he
had, looked upon in all ids life.
"I d; the cooking." said Kitty. a?:d the
way of her smile and voice was most
bewildering to a man with a fret; heart
under his coat.
' "Heaven bless the cook!" laughed
Tom, and. he stood on the hillside look
ing after her as site tripped back across
the wash. ' "And, sure, you can cook
for me all my life, with the sweet smile
of you ami the tender glance of yon
It's fried doormat I'd le citing with n
relish if you gave it to inc."
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Two months the gang were to pitch
their touts ou the hillside, and Mike
O'lieilly made it ' pleasant for them,
lie had the largest and coolest house
at' Sackett's, and Saturday night he
would throw it open for a dance for
the Itoys. And it was at the third
dance that Tom asked Kitty did she
lore him a bit.
"Ask nie tomorrow morning. Tom."
she said softly.
"'Tis tonight you'll be telling me,
and not later," answered Tom, aud the
masterfulness of him did her heart
good, for the wayward woman loves
best the man 'who makes her "mind
htm. "You don't have to tell me at all,
for I've been knowing it a month past
.Your eyes told me even while they
tried to hide it" with the darling long
lashes you have on them. And your
voice said it when it trembled, and
your blessed little hands said It every
time they gave me the finest bits to
cat of their own cooking. Your lips
don't reed to lie telling me w hat's the
truth I know already, Kitty, angel
heart of mine, but they'll tell me all
the same, because I want to hear them
say It. Do you love" me?"
"Sure I do, Tom; jou know I do,"
whispered Kitty, and the tear drops
glistened on her long dnrk lashes for
the joy that swept over her.
i Tom stood np straight and glanced
over his shoulder at the long dining
room that had been turned into a
fiance ball.. There was a lull in the
dancing. It was just past midnight, and
Bt. Patrick's day was nt its dawning.
Tom kissed her.
"We'll be married next month." he
told her, "and Mrs. Thomas Grady
shall spend her honeymoon gayly in a
construction tent, but wait till the rail
road's put through and we go on to
Kansas City" - . 1 -
Kitty laughed and put her hand over
lils mouth. And when they stepped out
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Wore the Green
By Izola L Forrester.
Copyright, 1908, by M.
on the floor for the last dance just
above his heart was pinned the favor
she had given him. It was only a little
shamrock made of wire and green silk,
the kind they sell on the street corners
St. Patrick's day, but Kitty had worn
it in her hair all the evening stuck in
sideways, like the coquette she was,
just above her pretty ear, and it was
the sign of both his victory and her
thraldom to Tom Grady.
But suddenly as the two stepped out
on the tloor to take their places ip the
reel a figure appeared in the doorway,
und old Mike gasped and ducked
under a table and quietly, soberly pre
pared for sudden death. It was a pic
turesque figure in its way tall, but
not so tall as Tom; slender and dark,
ami the chaps lie wore were splashed
as from a fording and dusty from
heavy riding. Straight up to where
Kitty stood he walked, and, flipping
the- sombrero ho wore from his head,
lie cast it at her feet. In its cord was
stuck a green silk shamrock.
"There's mine," he said, "and I've
ridden 200 miles to claim the promise
you made me last year on it."
"You're too late in the coming, my
boy. She's made me a fresh one to
night, aud she s going to keep it."
"She's a flirt!" cried the other. "What
right lias, she "to give two of these
things with two promises?' . .
"She can - do just as she pleases,'
said Tom loyally. "I don't care if she
scatters shauiroeks from Sacramento
to Key Aest, but'stie s going to marry
nie next month. Now; see here; I'm
sorry for you, my toy. You've come a
long way, and you're In a devil of a
temper, and 1 don't blame you. I'd
be the same if I was as near losing
Kitty O'lieilly. as you are this night.
But I'll play you fairly for her, al-
though I know she's mine, bo come,
niy boy, let's step out where the
smoke isn't so thick and the moon
shines, and you wear the shamrock in
your cap, aud I'll wear mine where It
Is, over my heart. Aud if you hit the
shamrock I wear well, never mind.
But if I hit the one you wear, theu you
make tracks peaceably and decently.
Will you do it?"
"I will," raid the youngster gamely,
and the two went out in the moonlight
with the crowd, while Kitty tried to
drag her father from under the table,
where he was praying "alternately for
the repose of his own and Tom's soul.
And then the two men fought the
duelof the shamrocks out in the soft
dawn,' with the first rose light break
ing over the foothills, on St. Patrick's
day. Bob Owen, the boy from the
Qu'gley mines, 200 miles away, had
first shot, and he aimed for the sham
rock over Tom's heart. But the ride
had unnerved him, and so had the look
in Kitty's eyes as she had gazed at;
his rivnl, and he missed his shot.
"Hold up your head, lad, and take
your medicine:" called out Tom as he
raised his hand to aim, and the young
ster did as he was told, white faced
and close lipped. But the strength of
Kitty's love was with Tom Grady, and
his wrist never trembled as he aimed
at the cream colored sombrero and
shot the green shamrock off it neatly
and cleanly without even scorching
the hair on the boy's head..
. , "Don't mention it," he said Joyously
as the lad drew his breath and brought
his thoughts back to earth and O'Reil
ly's. "Sure, I don't blame you a bit for
loving her, and I don't blame her for
thinking yon a fine boy, too, but 'twas
i year ago, don't you see. before she
faw me! So back with you. boy, to
Quigley's, and. miud, next ' time you
win n shamrock from the girl you love
be sure her heart goes with It"
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i Saint Patrick and
Miraculous Manner In Which
the City of Armagh and
Its Beautiful Cathedral
CopvTight, 1009, by Ampriran Press Association.
THE small city of Armagh is tne
most beautiful inland town of
Ireland and Is the ecclesiastical
capital of the country. The me
andering river Callan flows close by.
and the situation, diversified with hill
and dale. Is replete with scenes of great
natural beauty. The city, wnerable for
its antiquity and famous in the annals
of Ireland, owes its origin and ecclesi
astical pre-eminence to St. Patrick,
who in the year- 415 erected a cathe
dral aud other religious houses there.
St. Patrick's cathedral in Armagh.
though not occupying the site of the
old cathedral established by St. Pat
rick, 'is entitled to lie regarded as its
ecclesiastical successor and lacks not
its link with the remote past. The
foundation stone of the new cathedral
was laid on "March 17. 1S-10, and it was
completed in 1873. The style of the
structure is decorated Gothic of the
fourteenth century. The total length of
the cathedral Is 230 feet; combined
width of nave aud aisle, 72 feet; width
across the transepts, 112 feet; height
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ST. PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL, ARMAGH.
from floor to ridge, 110 feet; height
of two western spires, 210 feet.
The foundation stone of the cathe
dral was laid by the Rev. William Cro
ly. D. I)., the one huudred and fifth
successor of St. Patrick in the see of
Armagh. Over the front door of the
cathedral is the inscription, "Soli Deo
Ouinipotenti, Triuo In Personis, Sub
Invoccatlone Stl Patritit, Hibernoma!
Apostoli," which AngliQed reads, "To
the One God Almighty. Three In Per
sons, Under the Invocation of St. Pat
rick, Apostle ot Ireland."
The memories of close iipon fifteen
centuries cling around the old cathe
dral established by St Patrick. It
was ravaged and burned by the Danes,
subsequently by the Anglo-Normaus
and was almost entirely destroyed by
fire in 1404. ,
In 150G the primate of Ireland preach
ed in the cathedral lefore Shane O'Neill
and GOO of hl3 soldiers. In his sermon
Hie recommended loyalty to the English
king, which so enraged O'Neill that he
j burned the cathedral aud pillaged the
city of Armagh. Another chief of the
same clan. Sir Phelim O'Neill, set fire
to the cathedral in 1G42.
The following translated extract from
the "Book of the Angel." embodied In
( the larger "Book of Armagh," pre
served In the Royal Irish academy.
Dublin, -gives an account of the inlrac-
( ulous manner In which the city of Ar
magh and its cathedral were founded:
"Once upon a time St. Patrick pro
ceeded from Armagh to baptize, teach
( and cure multitudes of both sexes of
the human race, whom he expected to
meet by the well , lying close to the
place of his abode on the eastern side.
There, before the dawning of the day,
he awaited the arrival of the popple
from alj directions who desired a
knowedge of, the , faith. As ho thus
wa'ited, suddenly heavy sleep over
came him, as previously he had been
wearied out by night vigils for Christ.
"And, behold, quickly came an angel
to him from heaven and roused him
lightly from sleep. And St Patrick
said: 'Here I am. Have I done an
Iniquitous thing lately in the sight of
the Most High? If this has been so,
I beg pardon from God.
j "The angel answered: 'No," but the
Almighty hath sent me to thee for the
comfort of thy' soul after the con
version of the Irish by thee to him
" Into the faith, whom thou bast ac-
The Old Cathedral Burned by
the Danes end Anglb-Nor-
mans Shane O'Neill
. and His Soldiers.
quired -for him through most hard la
bor and by thy powerful preaching,
which by the grace of the Holy Spirit
has proved most enlightening and fruit
ful to all the tribes of Ireland. In this
apostolic work thou v.ert always most
laborious and at many times in many
dangers from the gentiles, in cold and
heat, hungry and thirsty, passing dili
gently from tribe to tribe for the sal
vation of many.
" 'Theroforw the Lord knows thy
present place, situated on a hill, with a
small cell, narrow and also circum
scribed by certain inhabitants of the
district, and its suburbs do not suffice
as a refuge, wherefore the following
vast boundary is fixed for the city of
Armagh, which thou hast loved above
all the other lands of the Irish that is,
from the summit of Slieve-Mult to
Slieve-Mis, from Slieve-Mis to Brl
Erigi, from Bri Erigi to Slieve -P.regh.
Certainly, if thou wishest. it shall be
of this magnitude. And. furthermore,
the Lord God hath granted to thee all
the tribes of the Scots (Irish) as a di
ocese aud attached to this thy city,
whicli is called in the language of the
Scots (Irish) Ardd Macha' the height
of the field. .
"St. Patrick, with face prostrate on
the ground in sight of the angel, said.
"I give tluuiks to my God. eternal Lord,
who hath deigned in his clemency to
bestow such glory on his servant."
MICHAEL J. MURPHY.
WHEN" NORA PLAYS THE HARP.
VAHEN pretty Nora's dainjty fin
The harp strings travel o'er and
The music in my memory lingers
Like light upon a sunset shore.
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. . ,.' i high ideals, and Patrick makes the best,
0 nch the melodies, SO thrilling 'possible means of his great opportu
The undertones Of love they nity. The Druid priests had ordered!
" speak, : ' ' " i fires to be lighted on the neighboring
That Nora , on my. heartstrings Tl aDd Lonth..ln Loaor'of
willing . . ratrick makes such great head-
(I fancy) plays at hide and seek. : way in his first sermon that In winding
' PATRICK DTJN2I. ltI) be utUii!e8 Ue beacon lights to as-
!Saint Patrick the Irish Ideal
Peri Picture of His Ap
pearance at the Hill -of
T. rATRICK in the eves of the 1
Irish people embodies all that Is
good In humankind. Brave,
considerate, faithful and gentle '
'" even the beasts of the. field, but the
enemy of the things that crawl and , the kings and flie chieftains of the na
that love the darkness, he stands forth tion. v
as a noble example of a people's aspl-1 One remarkable instance of Patrick's
rations, aud other nations may well extraordinary cleverness and of his
bow in reverence when they hear his ' readiness to avail himself of a simple
name. j Illustration In order to bring convle-
He alone among all the ' apostles ! tiou Lonie to his hearers comes down
found a people pagan and left them i to us froln nls day- While the young
entirely Christian. While the land of ndssioner is discussing the doctrine
his birth and the place where rest his ,
mortal remains are still
dispute, yet his personality stands out
before us as vivid and as bold as
though sketched by an artist. His
works are his biography.. Only a per
son of his caliler could anneal to the
hearts, the eyes and the brai'ns of a
people such as the Irish were in the !
fifth century. He found them noble.
chivalrous, ardent, . far advanced in
culture, social refinements and the arts
of peace and enjoying the benefits of
civilization derived from a former
effort under St. GArmnuicus to Chris
tianize them. The Irish were then or
ganized in clans the head of each clan
being a chieftain who carried on the
government of his trilie under an ad
mirable constitution known as the Bre
hon laws. On this natural basis Pat
rick built with supernatural wisdom
his edifice. He blessed and nitrified
what was not contrary to the gospel.
and within his own lifetime lie saw
the sons and daughters of Irishmen
thronging his churches and monaster
ies and causing the praises of the
Creator to resound . on every plain
where h'ols had been adored, ou every
hid where false gods had locn propi
tiated or the spirits of earth, air or
sea mollified bv superstition.
Transport yourself in imagination to
HAPPY IRISH BOYS
the plains of ttoyal Meath Easter Sun
day morning In the year 432. The land
around is beautiful to behold, fruitful,
undulating aud covered on every side
with lovely woods. - Before us stands
the hill of Tara. The summit Is crown
ed with a palace of Ireland's king. As
we enter a strange sight presents itself
to our view. Ireland's monarch sits on
his throne in high council. Around
him are the kings and chieftains of the
nation, for Ireland was then divided
into four kingdoms. Around these,
again, on both sides arc the pagan
priests, the famous old Druids of fire
Still in another great semicircle
are seated on thrones the ancient min-'
strels of Ireland, with snow white flow
ing beards, their harps before them, fill
ing the morning nir with the glorious
melody of Erin's music and accom
panying the strains with the honored
story of Ireland's heroes and her glori
Suddenly a shadow falls upon the
threshold. A man appears, miter on
head, crazier in hand, with the cross
of Christ stamped ou it. All look on
.the intruder in amazement. Who is he?
j What great message does he bring? It
is the great St. Patrick, the former
'swineherd, now commissioned by Tope
'Celestine to preach. the gosiel to the
Irish kings and their people. How do
jthe kings and chieftains receive this
strange visitor? As becomes a highly
'civilized and enlightened people.
I The kings and chiefs and Druids and
bards listen earnestly to this man of
By Joseph W; Gavan.
Copyright, ' 1903, by
Joseph W. Gavan.
sure his hearers that a light is burning
In Erin that evening which 'will never
be extinguished. He has confounded
the Druids and turned the tables upon
them and their doctrines in presence of
of t5le Trinity one of the Druid priests
interrupts him by, challenging Patrick
to explain how there are three Gods in
This is .evidently quite a poser to the
Illiterate pagans who sit around the
royal circle. Patrick, suiting the ac
tion to the word, stoop3 down and.
plucking a 6ingle leaf of shamrock
frolu the sward beneath him, holds it
' li r ft tin fiutnnwIiDil crfl7 nf flu iiiiiltl.
tude and explains that as the three
leaves emanated from a single stem
so there are three Gods in one and one
in three. ,
One can easily imagine even at this
distance of time with what thunder
ing shouts of patriotic applause this
explanation involving the shamrock
Is received by the primitive Irish. It
was by arts like these quite as much
as by the force and beauty of Christian
principles that St. Tatrick accomplish
ed his purpose and established his
right to the chief apostleship of Ire
At Downpatrlck Is the graveyard
in which the saint was buried. His
grave is a grass grown mound 'marked
at the head by three rough stones. It
is open the authorities never close It
because every day people piously rifle
the untenanted sepuleher and take
away some of the earth. They preserve
AND GIRLS AT PLAY.
the sacred dust and ask their nearest
and dearest to place some in their cof
fins, "for," they argue, "it is good to
have this holy clay, and whoever rests
in the same earth as St. Patrick will
rise to glory with him and stand In
his shadow on the Judgment day."
"WEARING AV THE GREEN."
A bit av tune to ma ear is brought
By a passing, vagrant breeze,
A bar from a tune me ears once knew
In a land across the seas.
It's the dear old "Wearing av the
And it bears me far away;
In mind and. heart I'm in Erin's isle,'
And it's morn, St. Patrick's day.
St Patrick's day in the morning thra
Twas many a year ago
I traveled a road to Donaghmore
With a girl I used to know, .
And she had a ribbon in her hair
As green as the emerald sod,
And we tramped that way as gay a pair
As ever the dear soil trod.'
When . old the day, in the deepening
Once again we came that way.
The path we trod was glory road,
E'en though the dark shadows lay
Athwart the path, for love shone bright
As stars in the blue o'erhead.
We whispered o'er, as we tripped alongl
The wcrds that the priest had said.
St. Patrick's day, and I'm far away
.From tho isle av emerald sheen.
And many a year a dear grave there
Has.been wearing av the green."'
Ah. 'tis here am I in freedom's land-
Please God I'm here to stay' -
But me heart and soul go home each
For to spend St. Patrick's day.
ARTHUR J. BURDICK.
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