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Some Big Ones Who Wear the Green T?=D>ay
BY JOHN BLPRHTI1 V. ATKIXs. THE nation's big mon entitled wear the shamrock to-day ate many. There nt'S some genealogists wiio Would head the Iis with the Chief Magistrate himself, for attempts have been made to trace the President's de tlx family Of Tafle, which among Hie early Irish no honored by the royalty in 1 is still included in the England, Perhaps Cie most of these alleged ancestors ?li's head was Captain YYI1 w"ho was honored by il?eth for his feat of cup ney Castle. "And from the thai transaction, given In K President's father once' It would Seem to have been uch by blarney as by niilt I'or this and oilier Set - . ow n of England. It lr. ? .. James I- gav ? William kc:nl from va? ilsteii bility. was Ireland at peerage of illustrious of the nuti linm Taff' CJucon Ell;1 turins Ulli gave John, s well ii. Those who would tin I Irish blood in I tli.- vein* of the President might al trace ids pedigree back through his | grandmother (with seven greats). Bridget Bawsoh. whose surname is In doubt but Is thought by some to liav been Wardc. Another ancestor of tb President was William Burke, whos surname is prolslngly Irish. T. 11.'m Irlsli Pedigree. Mr. Roosevelt while in the White Ileus iccorded his claim to the lion bi ot wearing the green?a right de? li elided to him from a half dor.cn Irish colonists- in Pennsylvania. Forty years before Independence was sounded a colony of Irishmen founded a new Londonderry, now * township of the Keystone State's Chester county. Among these was John Dun woody who became n schoolmaster, and fell in love with Susanna Criswell. a coilcch of twee: sixteen. Both were from lb north of Ireland, .lohn was without real estate and fair Sjsnnnn r -fused to marry him until he acquired a farm, but as land was cheap In those days] Schoolmaster John was soon tblc conaply. So their nest was built JVest Nantmeal township, and from j their union ultimately sprung Theo? dore Roosevelt's mother, Martha Bui loch, Other Irish ancestors of the c\ and-wo-ild-he president In Pennsylva? nia wore John Potts and his wife, Elira betii MoVaugh, and John Barn hill, with his wife, Sarah Craig. of whom Mr. Roosevelt has written: "Thay were nil of them humble people, /a::r..r*. mechanics, etc., although Sarah fraig is put down In the book as being descended on her mother's side, through the Barnwalls. from various well-known Irish families, botli of thill phlo and outside the pale; th> Tiutlers, the Fitzgerald?. O'Neills and O'Brians. ' When Mr. Roosevell waF occupying the exnlted office which he hankers adorn airnin, he communicated data of j his Irish anptstry lo a meeting or the American-Dish Historical Society in New York, anq dhln announcement was greeted by vociferous cheering, shout? ing and the singing of "Roosevelt? Bryan Boru." for the groat commoner I i?ind uncommone.- of Nebraska is anoth WILLIAM st lzer, rVrrr York, Chnirmnu of Committee oil l'orrlfira Affair*, House of llcpresentu tlve*. If BPH L'.S EJfTAT 1V H I 1TZG BTIALU, .\CW York. or bulwark of our liberties for whom 1b claimed th" right to wear the sham- ? rock, although there is a gap In his I pedigree before it ronehrs the Emerald Isle. Upon the b>nch of the Supreme, j Court of the land sit two wearers of the grren. The chief justice himself, , Edward Douglas White thus adorns, himself, lor his paternal grandfather.' .lames White, was horn in the north ot Ireland. Aft.m emigrating to this country Grandfather White married a Philadelphia girl, took his bride to | Tennessee and later pressed south- , ward, becoming judge of Western | Louisiana, and alter hemming a Stat; of Pennsylvania? I of the American Union. Louisiana sent his son to Congress and made him Governor, then sent his grandson to the Senate and to the Supreme Court bench. Like Chief Justice Tone}-, the present chief Justice Is a devout mem? ber of the Kornau Catholic Church. And so is the uthcr shamrock wearer of the Supremo ("our;. Justice Joseph McKenna, whose father. John McKen nn, emigrated from Ireland to Philadel? phia und thence to ?California. In Congress are those Solons of Irish birth. Senator Oliver, of Pennsylvania, may wear the shamrock by virtue of such nativity, although his hirtli in the Emerald isle was, so to speak; tic cldentlal, occurring while his Ameri? can parents were visiting that land, in I84S. As to whether this accident of birth would bar the Senator from eligibility to the presidency, should he ever develop into a popular idol. Is a point upon which our constitutional lawyers ar: hi odds, although it was P)EAR MADAM ~ Somewhere in the Nemo line there is a corset that will give you more style, comfort and wear?whether you are stout, slender or just medium?than any other corset you can buy. A. k for it and INSIST upon aeci>ig it- BE A WISE WOMAN! Nearly all good dealers sei! Nemo Corsets. In most stores the Nemo is the leading line. Some dealers do not push the Nemo, and a few even dis? courage its sale, simply because other makes yield larger profits. That's all right jor ihr DEALER, hut-BZ A WISE WOMAN If your dealer ever tries to sell you something "just as good" when you ask for a Nemo?BE WISE, and go to a store that will give you what you want. But this won't happen often, for really wide-awake merchants every? where are building up their VERY BEST TRADE on Nemo Corsets. There's a Nemo for every figure, from very slender to extra-stout? $3.00. $3.50, $4.00 and $5.00. But be sure you get the model that suits you. In Good Store? Everywhere M2) KOPS BROS., Mfr?., Now York I CHIEF JUSTICE WHITE. SENATOR O'GOIIMAX. thrashed out pretty thoroughly wbeii the presidential bei busted near the bonnet of former Mayor McClellon. of "ew York. who. too. war born whll-5 | Ms parents were touring abroad. Two Native s?n? In House. N'o B?ch doubt bef"us the status. In this respect, of another Pennsylvlhlan congressman, Michael Donohoe. mem? ber of the House from Philadelphia tils birth in Kllleshsndra. Ireland, was by deep design of hit Irish parent? who would not have had it otherwise When a broth of a lad Michael attend? ed the national schools, and then Mu? lsh vi his education at ?'' private clas? sical school of his native vitagv, which at the age of twenty turned aim ou? n full-Hedged se.hoolm.ist. r di the prin? cipal national school, Hit ofier wield? ing the birch there for a couple of years his heart longed for out land of th? free. 80, sending in his rcslgna tiort 10 the school authorities, ho shipped for America and arrived one autumn day In '66 .it the wharf cf Philadelphia, where he built up u bus- j Incss in glassware. Despite his na? tionality, he ncv.-r held public oRlce until elected to the present Congress] by the Democrats. The other native son of Erin in the j House of Representatives Is tleorge J Francis O'Shauhcssy, Democrat, < I 1 Providence, It. I. Ills parents brought hlni from Gulway, "ills birthplace, thai year after the Civil War, and when he was at the mischievous age of lour. After ha had finished In the Cathoih , parochial school lit New York, he went through Columbia Law School. After! becoming ,i barrister, be served aal I deputy atlomey-gercral of the Em-| I pi re State, then assistant corporation! I counsel of the metropolis. ! He did not adopt Little Rhody US [ his home. Until IP07, and that he manoi I friends In Providence a: a rapid rate] Iis attested by ih? fact that his new. I neighbors sent hini to the Eeglaiatur. j a couple of yea;.- later and to Con I gros* after he had lived among them only three year*. 1.endern in Senate nnd Houne. In both houses of Congress are Kolons who wear the shamrock by virtue of Irish desocnt, if not Irish nativity. Notabb among these it Senator .Tames Aloysius O'Oorman, of New York, the successor of Chauncey Depew. Some tirhe before the Civil War there lande,, at Castle Garden a . likely lad from .Munster and an likely a lass from Ulster. Tho two wont be? fore the priest, and from thle union of the north and .south of Erin sprang tho Senator. Although his father died when he was but a bit of a lad, I his mother saw him through college, 1 into the presidency of his law c'.ass, j and lino a barrister's cap and frown. Prom law cle.rk In became a hustling | attorney, then district judge, then \ Supremo Court justice of his State, j then United st:ue_s Senator, and in accepting the last olllce, at $7,f.00 a year, he relinquished a salary of $10. OOu greater per annum. lie has been the father of t ::. children, and is a lloman Catholic. The shrewdest parliamentarian among the Democrats of the House of Representatives, lohn Joseph Flu gerald, of Brooklyn, chairman of the I powerful Commlttei on Appropriations,! Is the son of Irish parents, Patrick and' Catherine McMuyon l-'lttgorald. He Is I a member "i numerous Catholic so- ! cietles. I Despite his very Teutonic surname.! that other lead. : ,i the House. Chair- I man William Sulzer, of the Committee, on Foreign Affairs, Is a wearer of I the shamrock, foi his stanch Prussian 1 dad, after Hiding In the attempt In ikh to establish ,i republic In the fatherland, escaped to America and married n pretty lrlsh-born lass, from j whom the Representative inherits hit j celebrated llenr> Clay caat of feature.* &a well a- his ready repartee. Put when i., t into this category I of legislature mure Irish descent j wo find enough of them In the rank | and die to mi .i decent slsej who's who oi their own, And, sulllclcut be it to suy. that Congress now contains rtf tee.n tuen prefixing to their names thn Celtic "Mc," besides three Uurkea, a 3Iurray, a Rellly and a score or more of others with Coltish names. Our Irir.ii Diplomat*. Promoting our friendship with for? eign powers nr? two American diplo? mats boasting of the green on near limbs Of their family trees. Our am? bassador to Italy, Thomas .Intnes O'Brien, Is the son of an Irishman, whose given name was Timothy. And In Denmark we have as minister Maurice Wrancis Kgani former profes? sor of English literature-at the Cnth ollc 1 nlverslty, Washington, As a young' main be was a subeditor of the RYAN-SMITH COMPANY?THE BIG STORE ? WORD TO THE SPRING BRIDE Housekeepers agree that probably the most important purchase of all?is the right kind d Range. Cookery successes are the little housewife's greatest pride?failures are lirr greatest sorrow. That's why vou want a good Gas Range. Of the few that are good? one stands out BIG. IT PAYS FOR ITSELF. IT SAVES GAS! Note the Arrows, Madam? They show how the heat from the burners at the bottom cir culatcs around the side? ami bnkes uniformly. No walls between to waste heat. 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When Mr. Roosevelt was President he E?nt Professor Egan to Denmark, und President Taft has kept him there. Another professor m the Catholic University at Washington whom Roosevelt drafted into the government service, and whom President Taft has retained, is ihm guardian of the work? ing classes, the present Commissioner of Labor, Dr. Charles Patrick Nelll, whose parents were both Irish Cath? olics, hl6 mother being a Walsh. He first attracted Roosevelt's attention by hie good work as assistant re? corder of the famed anthracita com? mission, which Investigated the coal strike of ten years ago. He ts tht man whom President Taft sende out to arbitrate strikes when possible, aed both capital and labor have conlldence In him. He Is a Ph. I), of Johns Hop? kins, and a sociologist and economist of international distinction. A Governor From Brio. We have one Oovernor of Irish birth ?John K. Tener. of Pennsylvania. He was born In County Tyrone, and wai brought to Pittsburgh at the age of nine. While clerking for a steel con? cern In the Smoky City he become a pitcher on on amateur baseball team, one of whose games was accidentally witnessed by "Pop" Anson, captain of the Chicago professionals. "Where did you get onto that curve?" the ad? miring Anson aekod the young Irish? man. "Invented It." replied Tcner, an<j within a week he was enrolled as o pitcher for the Chicago team, wltb which he soon afterward toured the world, under the management of Spaldlng. But shortly after returning I to America Toner crippled his pitch? ing arm while experimenting with a new curve. So, having saved a few thousand dollars, he invested hl6 munej tn real estate, helped found a new suburb of Pittsburgh, became a bank? er, street railway president, and when In his early forties a member of Con? gress. The Governor of North Dakota. John . Burke, is of Irish parentage, and a I Make the Liver Niea tissto m taa wnsa tht Km it ftgjht tffe ttomacB and bowel* are right. CARTER'S UTTLS LIVER PILLS toady bat firmly? pel ? lazy Knsr I do hi duty. Cure* Cc stipation, Indigcs*i tion, Siek Headache, ?ad Diibtu after E-abrag. Ssaall Plfl. IsaaB Dm, 8auB IS*** Genuine eowtbxu Signature Roman Catholic, me mother's malde* name wu Mary Ryan. An Admiral and Seven Generals. In the army there nor.- are seven living brigadier-generals ac<j In the \ oavy one reax-admiral ot Irian blrtb and in both arms of the service there ? re hundreds of officers who can wear the ahamrock by virtue of Irish de? scent. Of these, aa many as 313 prell* their namee with "Mc" (not "Mac"), end forty-four with an "OV Of the general officer* of Irish birth still living. Admiral Jooipii Trill?y took part In the defense of Fort Sum ter and many notable engagements ol later date; Oaneral Bernard Irwin was awarded a congressional medal of honor for "distinguished gallantry In action" In the. Indian battle near Apuche Pass, although he wag an offi? cer of the medical corpe: General j Michael Cooney served meritoriously as' a cavalry captain during the Civil War; Oene.ral .lames Scully was thrloe brevetted for gallantry during the same struggle; General Charles Pat? rick Eagan, after fighting through the ?am? great war as an officer, wu brevetted for gallantry In the Indian but?a of the Lava Beds, Cal? in 1873, and became commissary-general of the. army, which rank he held when sus? pended for resenting criticism of his department by General Miles during ] the Spanish War; General William Qulnton carrier a sword honorably throughout the civil struggle; General John McGlnnoss Is a WeBt Pointer, was twice brevetted for gallant fight? ing before Charleston, and served in the Philippines after Dewcy's victory, and General John O'Connell when a college professor enlisted In the Civil War, and fought through the Pine Ridge Indian campaign in 1804. He was the first white man to land in Cuba after the declaration of war with Spain, this distinction having been attained by his Jumping overboard from a boat and swimming ashore. He also served in the Philippines. la Samuel Lover's Grandson. We also have a galaxy of goniusoe born upon Irish soil or descended from Irish ancestors. Every American with a drop of Celtic blood and tens of thousands of us who cannot boast of such a heri? tage bave enjoyed the works of that great Irish genius, the novelist, song writer and painter, Samuel Lover, au? thor of those delightful stories, "Rory O'Moore" and "Handy Andy*'; also those tuneful melodies, "Molly Bawn" and "The Low-Backed Car." Hi6 1 daughter, Fanny Lover, married Ed? ward Herbert, and to their unlou was born In Dublin flfty-threo years ago a son Victor, who began his musical education in Germany when a lud or seven, joined the court orchestra at Stuttgart, toured the world as a solo cellist, and remained in America. He Is now our own Victor Horbert. of New York, composer of those delight- | ful operas, "Wizard of the Nile," "The Serenade," "Tho Idol's Eye," "The For? tune Tenor." "Natoma" and ten others, i The other night at the National Press club I heard him play upon his famed 'cello his grandfather's popular mel? ody, "The Low-Backed Car." Our great actress of Shakespearean roles, Ada Rchan, whose roal name is roles, Ada Rohan?whose real name Is Crehan?was born in Limerick. Ire? land, came to America in her child? hood and made her stage debut In Newark when a colleen of only four? teen. Then there js our beloved John Drew, whose father, John the elder, was born in Dublin, but, Eke Ada Rohan, mado his flrBt entrance upon the stage in America.?at tho Bowery Theatre, New York. Wilton Lackaye, too. |a the son of an Irish-born father, James, who emigrated to the capital of eur country, where he educated] iiip gajj In the Georgetown University, con? ducted by the Jesuits, and the almx mnier of Chief Justice White. Our Woman Aartronumer. Our astronomer. Mary Proctor, was bore In Dublin, and, after graduating at the College of Preceptors, London, finished her education at Columbia University, whose president, Nicholas Murray Butler. Is the grandson of Nicholas Murray, native of Weetmeath. Ireland, who became a Presbyterian minister In America. But when vve get out our list of geniuses of Irish descent our task is endless. That biographical dictionary of notable Americans which Is accepted as a standard In our great libraries and educational institution-, contains the names of IT: men and women borr. tn Ireland, which haa contributed to our coterie of notables more native sons and daughters than any othei countr'eo across the water except Eng? land and Ocrtniu y. Less than three, fourths as many nativee have been contributed to our list of notablaa by Scotland, less than s half as many by Prance, only a quarter as many by Swedrn. a fifth as many by Ruis'a, and leas than a sixth by Italy. Our Presidents in recent years havn been supplied with shamrocks by John Redmond, the Irish loader, who sends the plants annually from Dublin, neatly packed in a bov sent by mall. Such packages have always arrived at the White House In due time for St. Patrick's Day. (Copyright. 1912, by John Elfreth Watklns.) YOU would pay twice as much if we had to buy the pure, highest grade Talc that goes into our Tal? cum Powder. We own the only mines in the TJ. S. that produce Talc fit to use?so the raw material does not cost us what it cost* other manufacturers?we can sell for JO cents a box the softest, finest, purest Talcum Powder you can find on anybody's counter. ie the only powder made that is absolutely free from a single gritty particle. 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