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n r 5 v. y tin KENTUCKY IRISH AMERICAN. Devoted to the Moral atid Social SUBSCRIPTION PRICE, ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR. SINGLE COPY, 5c. Entered at the Louisville Postoffice ns Second-Class Matter. Address all Communications (0 (he KENTUCKY IRISH AMERICAN, 326 West Green Street LOUISVILLE, KY "PULL FOR OUR PAPER." Editor Kentucky Irish American: DKAR SIR The Kentucky Irish Amer ican is a paper that is badly needed for the Irish people. It is the first of its kind printed in the State, and it should not be necessary to urge the Irish-American people to give it their hearty sup port. Through its columns we shall be enabled to become better known to one another, and a union formed and cement ed by the ties of blood and country that will be a mutual help that nothing can destroy. Other nationalities, notably the Ger mans, are away ahead of us in this respect. Notice how they co-operate with and assist one another, making life both pleasant and profitable. We must one and all make a strong pull for our paper and for one another, and success will crown our efforts. With the twenty sample copies you sent me I had no trouble in securing forty subscribers, and will get that many more. All whom I have met have ex pressed themselves as well pleased with the Kentucky Irish American, and do not hesitate to make known their appre ciation of its efforts and policy. Yours respectfully, Jamks Cody. Louisville, Ky. This is the idea to uphold one another. We have long enough been scattered and disunited. Let us close up our ranks and form a solid body, strong and willing enough to help one another, and not forgetful of our brother in bus iness, be ready to throw our money in his way, especially if just begin ning his profession or if newly started on the way of building a fortune. j 1 Ul oui yowig imd and women. our older men and matrons, form social clubs and meet together, not for gossip or scandal nor for a dis play of fashion, but to encourage one another in study and reading, music and literature generally. Such pursuits build up the mental and moral being. ' Right here the query presents itself: Where are the hundreds of clever young peo ple that could be accommodated every evening, for instance, in St. Francis' Hall? Here are to be seen tables stacked with fresh, crisp reading matter, with history, phi losophy aud poetry lying for the most part undisturbed on. the shelves. There is also a piano for the delectation of those who wish to call, or spend the evening. But where are they for whom these things are-provided? Look around the street corners and principal thoroughfares of the city and you will find thousands of empty headed young men and simpering young girls pronienadiug like pea fowls for' the admiration of one another. Let our quota of these throngs but learn the beauties of literature or the joys of music, forming liter ary societies and such like, and street loitering, and craze for dress, and backbiting, and the horde of other petty evils that thrive among unintelligent people will quickly disappear. The bettering of its condition forms a new era for a race. The Kentucky Irish American will aim to be in touch with the people for whom it has been started on its journey, and when it calls on its friends to unite and be a light and strength to one another will they not heed its voice? PAST AND FUTURE. , Can it not be truthfully said that we are a nation of ingrates? The friends of pur youth as a nation are , forgotten by us in our mad rush for, power and . aggrandisement. Advancement of all Irish Americans. .SATURDAY, AUG. 20, 1898, France, who more than any other agency contributed to make us an independent n'atiou, is now con demned and sneered at. Russia, our true friend in the war between the North and South, is now be littled on every occasion by the public press, and England, our arch enemy, is held up as the great ex emplar of human freedom. People and press alike slop over whenever ( the name of England is mentioned. Extravagantly lauded and styled the champion of human freedom, yet every tyro in history knows that England has been the greatest de stroyer of liberties of other races that the world has ever seen. Anglo maniacs want our country to form an alliance with England in order to enter on a career of conquest and robbery under the guise of hu manitarianism. This word bids fair to be as much abused as the word liberty. America became great by minding her own business, and it will be a sad day for human ity when, acting the part of bully, she starts out interfering in the affairs of other nations. WORDS THAT COUNT. We are indebted to the Irish World of last week for a very kind and flattering commendation of the Keutucky Irish American. It said: One of the good fruits of the organiza tion of the Irish-American Society of the city of Louisville, Ky., last year, is the Kentucky Irish American, the first issue of which reached this office some weeks ago. Such mediums of expressing Irish thought and sentiment are timely just now, when the arrogant pretention is be ing.spread broadcast through every avail able means that money will procure that Jthis is an "Anglo-Saxon" nation. The Kentucky Irish American states its mis sion well when it says: "This paper is not issued to put forward the claims of those of Irish birth to the exclusion of other American citizens. All that it will seek to do is to bring the attention of its fellow-citizens to the just claims the Irish-Americans have in sharing all that goes to make this country great and glorious." The paper is an eight-page weekly, and presents a neat appearance. Its columns contain numerous items of local news which should interest not only the citizens, but Kentuckians of Irish blood wherever they may be. Its opin ions on matters of current interest are ex pressed in tliat clear, forcible style which forces the interest of the reader and car ries conviction. The paper is under the management of Mr. William M. Higgins, a newspaper man of experience and ability. Encouragement from such a source counts for a great deal, and we will try to scatter broadcast the same idea of union and sympathy that has made a powerful organ of the Irish World. Our frieuds and patrons must rally rouud our banner and by their support assist us in making what we claim can be made of this paper, viz., a bright, vigorous and uewsy sheet that will be welcomed into every home. Edward Cassidy, of New York City, makes a pertinent and tiuiely suggestion in the followiug letter to the New Yofk Sun: "In look ing over the names selected for our new torpedo boats and torpedo- boat destroyers recently published, the writer, who is a warm aud enthusiastic admirer of , the navy, wasx rather surprised to find that none of them is to bear the name of Barry, who is noted in our histories and school books as 'the Father of the American navy.' Since it is the custom in our navy to name boats of the classes spoken of above after our most distinguished commanders, does it nqt seem .strange that the man wUo'was the verylcfounder of the Huvyift thus far been ignored? Idfrdst' that "If the Hon: John D. fir-- . v h . Lorg, Secretary of the Navy, hap pens to get his eye on it he will write the name of Barry in indeli ble ink (or pencil) in a place con spicuous enough to be seen by him without glasses when he is about to select names for our future tor pedo boats." The following words of wisdom were recently written to the New York Herald by Bishop Spalding: "Our history, our I rue and perma nent interests, as well as our pro vidential mission as a people, should prevent us from entering into an alliance with any European State in developing the field.which we have on this side the Atlantic and in finding a proper solution for the grave political and social problems by which we are confronted. We have a work vaster than has ever before been given one people to do, and which, if rightly done, will in ure to the benefit not of our selves alone, but of mankind. If we enter into au alliance with Great Britain we shall be drawn away from our proper business into the wars and revolutions which threaten Europe. We shall become a great military power, and in be coming such we shall not only lose the spirit which animated our fathers in founding the republic, but we shall lose the ability to maintain the union of the States." Her Gracious (?) Majesty Queen Victora takes occasion to congratu late Parliament on the bountiful crops in India and the cessation of the famine there, but failed to men tion a word in her speech regard ing the destitution now prevailing in Ireland. Is it any wonder that Irishmen and lovers of liberty the world over abominate English mis rule in Ireland when that Govern ment will stand by and see thou sands of people in the West of Ire land dying by slow degrees of star vation? The gracious and motherly Victoria, the visible head of a church that aspires to be called catholic and Christian, and the English press catering to this un charitable, cruel stupidity, take absolutely no noiice 011s suller- j 1 1 i ' Iffc ing and distress, or if they men tion it at all it is only' to sneer at the so-called "want of thrift" of the Irish people. Now that the war is over what will the yellow journalists do for a theme? There were more battles fought on the pages of newspapers than would do for a war of six months' duration. Avarice and greed prompted these men to wrile up matter that had no foundation whatever. As the excitement is now dying out and no wonderful achievements are occurring to be flashed in flaming colors before the public, the yellow journalist had better betake himself to Cuba where he can help start another revolu tion. Such disturbances are com mon there, consequently Cuba will suit the character of this sensa tional, wild-eyed class of writeis. The Associated Press in this country for monthis past has been regaling us with exaggerated ac counts of Spanish cruelty in deal ing with the Cubans, but never a word do they mention of the hunger-stricken people of Ireland. Her Majesty Queen Vic also takes occasion to congratulate Parliament on their generosity in votiug money for the army aud navy ever ready to give bullits instead of bread to her starving subjects. Certain of the daily papers are making herculean efforts to induce new enterprises to locate in Louis ville, while at the same time favor ing the purchase of foreign material for city purposes in preference to the home made article. They are inconsistent, to say the least. Our friends and the public gen erally are extended a cordial invi- tution to visit the office of the Ken tucky Irish American. Strangers may make this office their head quarters while in the city. We want every reader of this paper to seud us the uame of a new subscriber, The Kentucky Irish American is a first-class advertising medium. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Mora 11 arc visiting friends in Chicago. Miss Charlotte Walsh has gone to Iowa to be gone a mouth. The readers of this column are invited to visit our new office. Mrs. Coon and sou Morgan are at White Sulphur Springs. Mr. John Joyce leaves today for a visit in Lebanon aud Springfield. Miss Katie Barrett, of 1555 Lytle street, is spending a week at West Baden. Misses Josephine and Bessie Mattingly are guests at St. Mary's, Lebanon. Miss Nellie Murphy, of Shelbyville, is visiting the Misses Lauer, of Clifton. Miss Katie Fay is a guest at St. Cathe rine's Academy, in Nelson county, Ky Miss Helen Fay, of 011 St. Catherine street, is visiting relatives in New' York Miss Mary Houlighan, of Cawthon street, will leave next week for New York City. Mr. Tom Batman returned with his family yesterday from an extended visit Fast. Mrs. Walter Grimes and daughter are spending a week at White Sulphur Springs. Miss Bee Carr, of Fast Main street, will be the guest of friends in Nashville until September 1. Miss Rosa Ktihn, of 102" Eighth street, is visiting her aunt, Mrs. John Burke, at Leopold, Ind. Miss Minnie Lauer, of Clifton, has re turned home after spending several weeks in Shelbville. Mr. D. J. Coleman, of Seventeenth and Fortland avenue, is resting up at West Baden Springs. Mr. Joseph T. O'Neal and family have returned from a delightful outing at White Sulphur. Miss Mayme Seltzer is spending the summer with her friends in the northern part of Indiana. Miss Maggie Hourigan is the guest of her friend, Miss 'Mamie Kaelin, Thir tecnth and Market.- Miss Nellie B. Egan, a sister of Mr. John F. Egan, is seriously ill at her residence, 1920 Portlaad avenue. Miss Maggie Joyce, 1C20 Eighth street, left for Chicago Tuesday, and will not be home until Septemder 1. Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Finnegan, of Jef. fersonville, who have been visiting friends in Madison, are at home. Circuit Clerk John II. Page and wife are at home again after a month's stay at Red Sulphur Springs, Va. Mr. Patrick Baunon and Mrs. Charles White have letumed from a delightful visit to West Baden Springs. Mr. Joe Nolan, a very popular young man of the East End, has just returned from a visit to friends in Utica. John McGrath, the popular Deputy Jailer, who has been spending some time at Hot Springs, is home again. Misses Mamie and Callie Millet were" tendered a delightful serenade Tuesday night by the Orpheus Glee Club. Mr. Mike Sheehau, of Nineteenth and Portland avenue, is spending a pleasant vacation at West Baden Snrinus. Misses Maggie and Sallie Mackey, two very charming young ladies of Portland, Geo. A. Buckie, ex-Deputy Assessor, has accepted a position as book. keeper for Ware, Reeder & Co., on Main street. Misses Mollie and Annie Glennon, of Nashville, have returned home .after a pleasant visit to relatives in Portland. Miss Annie E. Czapski. society editrdss on the Post, returned this week from Scwanee, Tenn., after a three weeks' visit. Mr. Mark Ryan, the Deputy Circuit Clerk, will leave Monday for Cincinnati and the East. He will be gone two weeks. Misses Amelia and Victoria Crow left Tuesday for Pewee Valley, where they will remain with friends for about three weeks. Master William Fav. a prominent little man of the West End. is a truest of his cousin, Master Peter Fitzgerald, in Pewee Valley. Judge and Mrs. Walter P. Lincoln and family have, returned from a month's visit at Rockcastle Springs and in Knox county. Mr. and Mrs. Win. P. McDonald will leave for Indianapolis Monday r August 22, to attend the K. of P. Supreme Con vention, J. J. Luby, J. J. O'Brien, Miss Ella Murray, L. D. Murray, of Lexington; R. Waist, Mt. Sterling: M. T. Lookey, Winchester, and T I). McRohan, Car lisle, were in the city the first part of the 1. nrL . it.... i at. week. They were Louis to attend the Y. M. I. convention Mr. L. D. Murray is Grand President of the organization. Judge Sterling B. Toney, who has been visiting in Chicago, was the guest of honor at a dinner given by Mayor Carter Harrison. Mr. James McDonough, of this city, will leave for Washington about Septem ber 1. He will enter Georgetown College and study law. Mr. Jos. Cavanaugh, the well-known local ball player, has returned from Russellville, where he made a great record for himself. Mr. Edward P. Brown, of Seventh and Zane streets, has rehired from a pleasant visit at vine urove, wuere ne was me guest of Mrs. Hayes. Capt. Joe Tanksley has returned from Hot Springs, and his many friends will be pleased to learn that he was greatly benefited by the trip. Capt. J. B. Murphy, of Jeffersonville, General Yardmaster of the Pennsylvania, and Ben Doohttle left Wednesday morn ing for an Eastern trip. Mr. Herman Wibbels, the well-known East End printer, has returned from Evansville, where his wife is spending the summer for her health. Robert Keyer, who has been represent' ing Unity Council at the St. Louis con vention, will be the guest of friends in that city for another week. Cosmas Meacher has iust returned after a six-weeks' stay, from Hardius burn. He returned much improved greatly to the joy of his frieuds. Miss Rose Smith, of Washington, D C, who has been spending the summer as the guest of her cousin, Frank G. Cun ningham, will leave for home next week Mrs. Frank P. Carroll, of 2121 West Jefferson street, gave a dinner in honor of Miss Grace Scanlan, Mrs. Carroll'! niece, who is visiting from Indianapolis Miss Phenia Schoenberger, although a most popular German girl, is well liked by her Irish frieuds, and can be seen at almost every entertainment given by them. A number of frieuds of Miss Alice Owens, a popular West End young lady, gave a pleasant hayride party in honor of her nineteenth birthday Tuesday evening. Miss Kale Boden's great popularity was 1tttEgle"d"iJttlfe-lawirfete-Moiftlay-eVeii' ing, where she had the support of 055 admirers. Miss Bodeu is prominent in amateur dramatic circles, aud has a host of friends. Miss Blanche Carr left last Wednesday for Chicago, where she joined a 'house party given by Miss Linnie Dietz, at the residence of her uncle, Dr. Pettit, 111 Englewood. Mrs. Patrick White and daughter, Miss 'Emma, of Twenty-fifth and Walnut streets, left last week for Atlantic City and New York. They will be absent about three weeks. Mr. Thomas Martin and Miss Annie McDermott, two of the most popular young people of Limerick, have been united in marriage. Rev. I-ather Logan peformed the ceremony. ' Col. and Mrs. M. Muldoon and Mips Anita Muldoon have gone to Saratoga Misses Hannah and Aleen Muldoon have gone to Chyesburg, near Lexington, where they will spend.several weeks. Thomas J. Keyer, of 1325 West Chest nut, street, who has been making a tour of Ireland, France and Germany, for the past two months, is due in New York to day, and will be home during the coming week. Mr. Pat Donovan, the popular dispen ser at the Oakwood, celebrated his thirty second birthday last Tuesday. He re ceived a number of costly presents, among which was a diamond pin from his employer. Mr. P. H. Donahue and Mr. Daniel E. Donahue, twin brothers, celebrated their thirty-second birthday at the home of Mr. P. II. Donahue, 1346 Eighth street, Tuesday night. A large number of their frieuds were present. Master Bernard Hackett entertained about sixty of his young friends with a birthdav party at his home, in Portland. The youngsters who attended had an en joyable time dancing to the music fur nished by the harpists. Prof, John if. Cooney, of St. Mary's College, Marion county, Ky., visited his friend, Father Tabh, the well-known Southern poet, in Virgiuia last week. On his way South he stopped at Newport News and called on many of the Louis villi soldier boys. Mr. A. R. Duble, one of the most effi cient and popular officials at the Govern ment depot at Jeffersonville, has returned from Cincinnati. His friends will be pleased to learn that Mr. Duble is greatly improved in health and able to resume his duties at the depot. One of the pleasant social events of the season will take place Tuesday evening at the residence of Mr. J. M. Nehan, 2438 West Chestnut street, to which all the readers of this column are invited. The assessment is only ten cents, and the object is a laudable one. Miss Virginia V. Mackey, who, was awarded the first prize at .the Hibernian lawn fete Monday evening, is one of the most charming and popular young ladies of the West End. She was repre sented by 723 tickets. Miss Mackey, who is only seventeen years old, is a graduate of ihe Normal School. Mr. Patrick Fallon, with Richard Quinn, Seventh and Oak, is at present the biggest little Irishman in Limerick, or in the city for that matter. Mr. Fal lon was last Monday presented with two bright eight-pound boys, who, with the mother, are doing splendidly. Congratu lations are being received by him. The Young Men's Society, an organ ization composed of well-known young society men, will give a dance at Fount ain Ferry Park Friday evening, Septem ber 2. The. society is composed of the following young men: James W. Big- ley, Robert L. Higgins, Harry T. Es telle, John J. Welsh, John F. Holland Edward McDonald, George E. Schuman Edward C. Kelly and William J. Rueff. CHURCH NOTES. A new parsonage containing eleven rooms will be erected by Father Fitzger aid at Owcnsboro. An assistant will also be appointed to assist him in his arduous labors. Right Rev. Bishop Maes, of Covington, will be in Frankfort on Sunday, Septem ber 4, when he will confirm n large num ber of persons in the Church of the Good Shepherd. The novena, which had been made in honor of our Blessed Lady at St, John's, closed last Monday evening. At the end of the exercises the Papal benediction was given by Father Bax. At last a chapel will be built by the Catholics at West Point. After striving for this for a number of years they have at last succeeded in obtaining their wish, as the bill allowing it has been signed by President McKinlcy. The Church of the Blessed Sacrament, Father O'Sullivan, pastor, will have their all-day outing at Riverview Park August 30. Dinner will be served by the ladies of the conureiration. As this one of the poorest parishes in the city it is hoped a large crowd will attend. The many friends of Father Goggin, O. P., who was formerly stationed at St. Louis Bertrand's, will he sorry to hear of his death at Springfield, Ky., last week. While stationed at St. Louis Bertrand's Father Goggin was Spiritual Director of the Holy Name Society, and was well liked by all the members. The annual outing of St. John's con gregation took place at Fern Grove on August 18, and an enjoyable tune was had by all who attended. The boat left at 9 o'clock and was well filled. The ladies of the congregation served dinner for a nominal sum. The dining hall was in charge of Mrs. James O'Connor, who was- assisted by-Mrs- MaryLeahy,Mrs. W. T. Median and Mrs. Elijah Maun. Last Monday was the feast of the As sumption and it was celebrated in all the churches, but at the Cathedral of the Assumption the services were unusually elaborate. The altar looked beautiful with its myriad of lights, and the music was above the ordinary. There is a pious belief among many Christians that the fervent recitation of a thousand "Hail Mary's" on that day will obtain any special favor one wishes. But this de votion is not practiced by many on aa count of the length of it. In the archdiocese of Baltimore prayers were offered two weeks ago in thanks giving for the victories attendant on the American arms in the war with Spam When the writer was in Toledo a month ago at the Church of St. Francis de Sales, the pastor spoke feelingly on this subject, and while thanking our Creator for our triumphs on land and sea, also asked prayers for our sailors and soldiers who had fallen in those enirairements. And his request was responded to heartily, everybody in the' church answering 111 a distinct voice. Miss Susie F. Swift is a recent convert to the Roman Catholic Church. Miss Swift is a graduate of Vassar, and after leaving college joined the Salvation army. On account of her health she was sent to London, where she had charge of the Newsboys' Home, on Fleet street. Later she returned to this country as as sistant to Miss Eva Booth, and while in the discharge of duties in New York in vestigated the doctrines of the Catholic church, and being convinced lost no time in receiving instruction and becoming a member of the church. The annual outing of the congregation of the Cathedral of the Assumption was a brilliant success. One of the largest crowds that has been at Fern Grove this season and one of the most orderly was gathered there to enjoy themselves. Aud enjoy themselves they did. There were about 2,000 people on the grounds and the three boats had all they could do to carry the crowd. The success of the out ing was due principally to the hard work of Mrs. Chas. Smith, Miss Katie Walsh and Mr. Mulligan. They were assisted by a host of willing workers from all parts of the city. About a thousand dol lars were cleared, which will be used for frescoing the church. As announced previously, the Rev. Louis G. Deppen has resigned as pastor cf St. Mary Magdalene church to do mis sion work among the negroes. Father Murphy, the recent assistant at St. John's, has succeeded him temporarily. Father Murphy has been in the city but a short time, coining here front Boston, but in those few wecks he made many friends at St. John's who hated to see him go. He is a young man of great magnetism, and a very fine speaker. Father Murphy has "nlsO been appointed Chancellor of the dioecese. The permanent appoint ment for this parish will be made about September 1. The parishioners hope Father Murphy may be retained f FAMINE IN IRELAND Twelve Thousand Children Depending on Charity for Existence. Mr. Patrick Donahoe. of the Boston Pilot, who has been forwarding funds to relieve the distress in the famine-stricken districts of Ireland, received the follow ing letter of acknowledgment from Miss Maud Gonne, which conveys a forcible Illustration of the lamentable state of affairs that have been existing in various parts of the country: Over 12,000 children are receiving a pennyworth of bread daily in the schools in the famine districts. The average attendance of the children in these schools had fallen during the commence ment of the famine from CO to 70 per cent. Since we started this school children bread fund the average attendance has risen to normal. The poor little things were actually too weak from starvation to walk long distances over hill nud bog without breakfast. Now the mothers carry the weakly ones of their families to school in order to secure for them their pennyworth of bread. It seems to me in famine times this is one of the most practical ways of helping the people without demoralizing them. It secures the attendance of the children at school (which is of first importance for their future), and it takes some of the awful pressure and anxiety off. the parents to know that the little ones at least have something to eat. I can not describe to you the terrible look of hunger on the little skeleton children I saw in the schools in the West. Your kind donation will be duly ac knowledged in 1' Irlaude Libre and in all the Irish papers. Please thank your readers for theirgenerosity, and tell them that it will supply breakfast to thousands of starving little ones. I am thankful to say the new crops will be in in August, even the mountain districts and the West where they are always very late, and this will for the time put a stop to the actual famine. The condition of the West of Ireland is a disgrace to any civilized nation. The people are systematically being starved by England, in order to force them either to join her army or navy or to leave Ireland. Everywhere the recruiting agents are going about, but, thank God, our peasants realize now that fighting for England means fighting for unjust and wicked causes, and they prefer starving. The recruiting from Ireland is growing fewer and fewer every year the degen erate inhabitants of England's great factory towns are not the stuff to make soldiers or sailors; they lack both the physical courage aud strength, and Eng land's big navy, which we hear so much about, is crippled by want of men. RECENT DEATHS. Mrs. Ann Maher, eighty years of age and a highly respected' woman, died at the home of her nephew,. Deiiuts. JVS Grath, 209 East Front street, Jefferson ville, Sunday night, of the infirmities of old age. She was the widow of William Maher. The funeral took place from St. Augustine's church Tuesday morning, and was largely attended. A well-known and respected lady of the West End, Mrs. Mary Langan, died Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at her residence. 2810 Garfield avenue, of typhoid fever. She was thirty-one years of age. The funeral took place Wednes day morning -from St. Cecilia's church. The interment was 111 St. Louis ceme tery. John Donnelly, aged seventy-five, died Monday night at his residence, 2007 Twenty-third street. The funeral took place at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning from the residence and later from Sacred Heart church, The remains were accom panied to the cemetery by a large num ber of sorrowing friends. Miss Margaret Wellington, aged sixty- four years, died at her home, 1025 East Washington street, at 12 o'clock Sunday night. The funeral took place from St. Columbus church at9 o'clock Tues day morning. The interment will be in St. Louis cemetery. LAWN FETE POSTPONED. The lawn fete announced in these col umns to take place for the benefit of St. George's church has been postponed to Thursday evening, August 25. This will enable Rev. Father Weiss and the ladies and gentlemen in charge to provide a more elaborate entertainment for their guests. Carriages and wagons will be provided at Eighteenth and Dumesnil to convey free of charge those who attend. We have been informed that the young folks may enjoy the pleasure of a hay ride. As this will be one of the last as well as most enjoyable fetes of the season, those-who wish to spend a pleasant even ing should attend. The young ladies are prepared to serve refreshments in abundance, and only moderate pries will be charged. NEW YORK'S OLDEST PRIEST. The Rev. William Everitt, for nearly half a century rector of the Church of the Nativity, Second street, New York, and who enjoys the distinction of being the oldest priest in New York, was eighty four years old Sunday. Father Everitt is a convert to Catholicity, having been, at one timea clergyman of the, Presbyterian church. He is still liale-and hearty, and conducts the affairs of his parish. He has been pastor of the church since 1855. He was born 111 Albany in, 1814. He and the late Mgr. Preston were students together in the Union Theological Semi nary. Both were ordained Protestant ministers, and later both embraced Cath olicism. John T. Brush, President of the Cincin nati Club, is with the Reds' on their pres ent trip. He is the recipient of many letters from different parts of the. coun try, wishing success for his team because of bis fight to purify the national game, i 4.1 t - f