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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
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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,
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