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Kentucky Irish American.
LOUISVILLE: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1898.
VOL. I. NO. 8.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Spirit of '98 Not Dimmed
by the Intervention
Irishmen Gather in Dublin From All
Parts of the World to Participate
in the Tone Centenary.
The Greatest Procession Ever Seen in
Ireland Addresses by Redmond,
Dillon and Others.
UNITED STATES WELL REPRESENTED
One of the finest demonstrations that
ever inanttestea a nation's leenngs 01
honor for an illustrious son took place in
the streets of Dublin. From all parts of
the land came admirers of Wolfe Tone's
character and his life-long efforts for his
native country to pay their reverence to
his memory. Tone never stcod so high
in the estimation of Irishmen as he stands
today. A hundred years have rolled by
since his mortal remains were placed be
neath the turf by the side of the ruined
church in the little God's acre at Bodens
town. His name has passed into history,
and to gain a knowledge of what he was
and what he strove to do involves an
amount of historical research not open
to every one. And when, in spite of this
necessary investigation into the records
of the past, which has to be undertaken
ere we can pass judgment on Tone, one
finds a magic in his name greater than
that of the most popular of present-day
politicians, it shows that the '98 centen
ary movement has not been organized in
vain. For at length it is plain that the
people are beginning to read something
of their own history, and it needs but a
continuance of this process to insure that
what Tone aimed at shall at length be
accomplished. After a century of com
parative neglect, justice is now being
done to the memory of the founder of the
United Irishmen's Association. It is at
last realized that he was a wonderful
combination of a brains-carrier and n man
of action, that his objects were of the
highest, that he had in him all the essen
tial qualities requisite for success and
if failure attemUdJiiseJfo-rts lie,. .at.
r, mimary j arncii. iu ins inggesi uuu ap
parently most visionary projects he was
intensely practical, and if he had been
but generally representative of the men
tal mold of Irishmen in 1789 the annals
of the century that has passed over this
country since then would not form such
sad reading. When one finds such wide
' spread appreciation of Wolfe Tone as was
made evident recently it is time for the
most despondent Irishman to take heart
i of grace and admit that there is still some
reason to hope for the future.
It is easy to talk of tens of thousands,
but impossible to know whether one is
very near the truth when he ventures
into the region of figures in estimating
the size of popular demonstrations. It is
useless to attempt to say how many peo
ple looked on the procession or how
many took part in it. In both cases the
number was very large. The day was
generally observed as a holiday in the
city. Nearly all the leading business es
tablishnients closed for the day and the
employes went to swell the crowds of on
lookers in the streets. The muster of
country people, always fairly large in
Dublin on August 15, vis unprecedent
edly large. Thousands arrived at all the
railway termini. All the provinces were
well represented, but what was partial
larly remarkable was the extraordinary
large number of Northerns who were in
evidence. There probably never before
was such a big array of natives of Ulster
in the city on any given day. Wolfe
Tone's intimate association with the
North, where the United Irishmen's or
ganlzation was founded, probably no
counts for the dimensions of this whole
sale friendly invasion.
The appearance of the procession was
inspiriting in the highest degree. Ban
ners, many of them richly ornamented
and artistically finished, everywhere
abounded. The display of banners was
finer than anything that has been seen
in the city for many years. Bands were
almost as numerous as the banners, and
there was a constant succession of mel
ody. For the procession to pass a given'
point occupied about two hours, and
when it is added that the various con
tingents were compactly marshalled and
followed at a brisk pace close on one an
other without any interval between, i
better idea has been given of its siz$ than
could be conveyed by any random state
liieijts as to so many thousands. The
backbone of the procession was, as might
be imagined, formed of the different Dub
lin trades bodies. These were all ade'
quately represented and made a most
creditable display. The provinces also
were well to the fore. Belfast is ueserv
ing1 of special mention. The twelve bun
dred men who represented the National
ists of the Northern capital bore with
them nine big banners, all resplendent
in the glories of youthful freshness that
contrasted advantageously with the wea
ther-beaten appearance of some of the.
older Dublin tanners. At the head of
the Northern contingent rode Miss Mc
Sorley, of Belfast, arrayed in green vel
vet, on the dy of the Hunuabstowu
demonstration some smooths ago. Cork
a, 11 ?ilart-A at.n eaitl (...., I I
iia,wiutii aiau Dui aiiic UI1C1I l
with bauds and banners, and Drogheda,
Dundalk and Wexford were among the
biggest of the others. Practically all the
Nationalist members of the Dublin cor
poration were present, and the Mayors of
Cork, Limmerick, Drogheda, Wexford,
Sligo and Clonmel, with many members
of their corporations or Town Councils,
also took part in the procession. The
youth of the city were well to the fore.
The Catholic Boys' Brigade sent some
hundreds of smartly dressed boys, who
marched with the air of young soldiers,
while several other bands of little fellows
not attached to any particular organiza
tion took their places here and there
along the line of march and kept with
the procession to the end. A large
proportion of the processionists bore or
namental pikes, and these, coupled with
the green sashes and badges that were
generally worn, added considerably to
the effect of the spectacle. A prominent
place was given in the procession to the
French and American delegates, and
while the latter would have been made
more numerous but for the outbreak of
the war with Spain, yet it is highly cred
itable to the Irish in America that they
were able in the circumstances to send
such a representative selection of leading
citizens. The car at the head of the pro
cession containing the foundation stone
of the Tone monument, brought from the
Cave Hill, Belfast, and the old chariot
of O'Connell. reupholstered in green.
were objects of the greatest interest to
From a marshal's point of view the
route might have been better chosen. It
led through some of the narrowest and
most tortuous thoroughfares in Dublin.
If convenience alone were the considera
tion, this would have been borne in mind
and direct routes through wide streets
would have been adopted. But every
thing had to give way to the claims of
historical association. Dublin abounds
in places whose story, if it could be told,
would be rich in narratives of the men of
98. Clearly it was desirable that the
procession should pass ns many of these
as possible, and the official route, if long
and complex, had at any rate the advan
tage of bringing the processionists into
close proximity to many spots of intense
interest to those who do not fear to speak
of '98. Such are the house in Stafford
street where Wolfe Tone was born, and
which is now marked by a memorial
tablet; the site of Newgate Prison, where
the Sheares were hanged and Bond was
murdered; St. Michan's church, where
the Sheares, Bond and Emmet are in
terred; old Moira House, where Lord Ed
ward Fitzgerald was wont to resort; St.
Catherine's church, in front of which
Emmet was executed; 153 Thomas street,
ancj innuy v-ouege, wnere several oi tne
bravest spirits of the '98 movement
learned to love Ireland and to scorn
death in her service. To see these places
was an object for the attainment of which
it was worth making some sacrifices, and
in spite of some temporary inconven
iences, the processionists were much bet
ter pleased at the route actually followed
than they would have been had a shorter
and more direct journey through wider
thoroughfares than Church street or Wat-
ling street been marked out for them. At
all points along the route the procession
was watched by eager citizens from
crowded windows, and the enthusiasm,
particularly at the places of historic in
terest, was continuous and unmistakably
The procession was, however, a mere
temporary commemoration of Wolfe
Tone, a sudden proclamation by the na
tion to the world at large to tell all whom
it might concern that she still cherished
the memory of the son who had so cher
ished her in the time of her tribulation.
The real work of the day was the laying
of the foundation stone of the Wolfe
Tone monument, that shall serve to re
mind generations yet unborn of a great
man who had in days long past planned,
plotted, fought and died that they might
live as freemen in the land in which God
cast their lot. The site for the monu
ment, at the head of Grafton street, is
one of the noblest in Dublin, and it is
for Irishmen now to see to it that the
monument is worthy of the site, and as
far as possible worthy of the man. Pro
ceedings nugur well for the speedy com
pletion of this urgent national project
They showed, as has so often before been
shown to the self-satisfied and astonished
Saxon, how Irishmen, no matter what
their differences on points of policy or
other domestic details, can combine and
work together for a common national ob
ject, and thus prove their appreciation of
the doctrines of him who so clearlv point'
ed out that Ireland and England are dis
tinct countries, Inhabited by different
races; that their interests are divergent,
and that while those of Ireland ore, sub
servient to those of England, Irelaud
must continue to be the sufferer.
It was after 0 o'clock before the lest of
the procession had got close to Stephen's
green, though the first of it passed the
City Hall at seven minutes after 4, Not
ije in that huge procession but fully be
lieved of .Tone, after the memories that
had been evoked by the scenes they
passed en route, that
"He lived for his love, for his country he
They were all that to life had entwined
The meeting which took place on the
site of the monument at the junction of
Grafton street and St, Stephen's green
did not take place until the whole of the
immense procession had filed past the
The proceedings at the end of the jour
ney constituted truly one of the.inosUm
preMiye functions of the kind in the his
tory of the country since the unveiling of
the O'Connell monument some sixteen
" " 0
years ago. The enclosure was the cen
tral point whence in every direction ex
tended a prodigious concourse of people,
simply wild with national enthusiasm and
deeply impressed with the true import of
the occasion as they listened to the stir
ring speeches delivered from the plat
form. Nothing could have been more
impressive than the spectacle that was
presented and the outburst of enthusiasm
which was heard when the veteran '07
man, Mr. O'Leary, laid the foundation
stone, taken from the famous trysting
place of Cave Hill. The two beautiful
flags forwarded by the Daughters of '98 !
waved over the gearing for lowering the
flag. The effect of the evergreen decora
tions and the display of bunting, a blend
ing, as already stated, of Irish, French
and American colors, was very fine. Mr.
John O'Leary presided, to whom, as Pres
ident of the '98 Centenary Committee,
Mr. Collins read the following address
from the Organizing and Memorial Com
Dear Mr. O'Leary Among the many
monuments which have found place in
the thoroughfares of Ireland's metropolis
not one has yet been erected to the mem
ory of the brotherhood of heroes whose
labors and sacrifices have hallowed the
name of '98. In affirmation of our resolve
to repair the neglect we have assembled
On this site, granted to us by the unan
imous vote of the Dublin Corporation, we
purpose to erect a memorial in some de
gree worthy of the chiefs and soldiers of
the gallant confederacy which came so
near the attainment of Ireland's inde
pendence in the glorious struggle of '98.
We have come together, representatives
of all parts of our island and of widely
separated communities of Ireland's child
ren beyond the seas, to attest our loyalty
to the tradition of nationality handed
down to us from the days of the United
Irishmen. To honor the memory of
Wolfe Tone, Lord Edward Fitzgerald,
Father Murphy. M'Cracken, Emmet,
Munro, Russell, Michael Dwyer, the
United Irishmen, and the men of '98 of
all creeds, of all parties and of all classes,
we realize that we must put aside all
minor claims upon our allegiance and
join in true fraternity in promoting this
tribute to the men who first gave mean
ing and effect to the doctrine of brother
hood amongst Irishmen. It was, then,
the first consideration of the '98 Centen
ary Committee that here today there
should be no influence to distract atten
tion from the first purpose of our gather
ing. Failing the p'esei.ct cf a direct de
scendant of the United Itiau chief, it
seemed most fitting ihit t j the man who
had held first place in this movement,
whose patriotism had withstood a test,
whose fidelity to the teachings of '98 was
man should be assigned the task of lay
ing the foundation stone.
On you, sir, we call to perform the cer
emony today. You are looked upon as a
man of lofty and unselfish patriotism,
who has kept to the course taken, with
manly pride and unfaltering courage,
more than a generation ago. In your
conduct of this '98 Centenary movement
you have ever sought to overcome dis
trust and suspicion by frankness and plain
dealing. So it conies that surrounding
you are men whose differences on matters
of lesser moment to our cause may be
strongly marked, but whose unity of
thought and feeling on the essential ele
ments of nationality has found expres
sion in the remarkable scries of demon
strations in honor of the men of '98 which
has culminated in this mighty gathering
It must be a pleasant thought for you,
sir, as it is for us all, that the fire of pa
triotism which burnt in the breast of the
founder of the United Irish Society has
not been quenched in the hearts of all
his descendants. The trowel with which
you will perform the ceremony is the gift
of the granddaughter of Wolfe Tone, and
the reply made to the invitation to attend
this ceremony gives eloquent proof that
distance from the old home has not ob
literated the heroic memories in which
the family of Tone may take pride, nor
chilled the ardor of the love which should
be borne for Ireland by those who claim
descent from the foremost among the pa
triots of '98.
The stone which yon are asked to lay
has been brought from the historic Cave
Hill, whereon Tone and his heroic com
rades imposed on themselves a solemn
obligation never to desist in their efforts
until they had secured the independence
of their country. Thus we have linked
together associations which should make
this occasion memorable.
Jin asking you to lay this foundation
stone we do so in the earnest hope that
when this memorial to the men of a chiv
alrous era has been erected it may serve
to remind us that the cause which en
listed in its service the men of '98 musi
ever commaud the whole-hearted devo
tion of the brave and pure-soulcd, if the
ideal of nationality which they hoped to
attain be preserved to us as our guide.
The address was handsomely bound in
Mr, O'Leary, who was received with
great enthusiasm, said in reply :
I am proud to be here today, and 1 am
all the prouder because I know that I am
here, because I yaa in the dock in Green
street some thirty-three years ago, and in
Pentonville, Portland and elsewhere fo:
some twenty years after. But the ques
tion is not where I am or where I was, but
the far larger question as to what manner
of man was he to do honor to whose
memory we are all assembled here today.
Theobald Wolfe Tone was, first and be
fore all things, the organizer of the last
great struggle for Irish independence,
Great Irishmen have lived before and
after Tone, but I think I may safely say
cok'rnft78i on titou) imqx.
Named as the Democratic
in the Race
Capt. James Williams
Ballot Was Wen.
William Jennings Bryan and the Chicago
Platform Indorsed trypan Almost
MAJOR R. C. DAVIS COMPLIMENTED
The Democrats of theTifth Congres
sional district held their convention last
Monday at Music Hall.j Mr. John W.
Vreeland called the convention to order
by virtue of the authority vested in him
as State Executive Conimjtteeman.
.Nominations ror Temporary uuairman
being next in order, the name of Mr. J.
M. Chatterson. enndidateifor re-election
to the School Board, was presented by
Congressional Committeeman J. J. Keane.
In accepting, Mr. Chatterson said: "I
esteem it as a distinguished honor to be
elected your Chairman, .believe there
should be no uncertainty as to the decla
ration of principles of this convention.
Those principles have been laid down in
the Chicago platform, andjif we do noth
ing but indorse the platform and select a
nominee we will have done our duty."
Mr. Clem W. Huggins, Secretary of the
Congressional Committee,' was elected
Secretary without opposition, and the
Democratic representatives of the press
were made Assistant Secretaries.
Calls of the various districts were made
for names for the different committees.
While the committees were preparing
their reports Capt. James T. Williams
and Dr. Atwood Smith withdrew their
names from the contest, j.
ine committee on uaganization re
ported first, recommending that the tem
porary officers be made permanent. The
report was adopted, afterlwhich n recess
was taken, the Coinmitteem Resolutions
not being ready to report
The convention resumed'its session at
2 o'clock in the afternoowfsnd after some
discussion and the anc3ceinent that
placed before the convention, the Com
mittee on Credentials brought in major
ity and minority reports. After consid
erable discussion the majority report was
adopted by a vote of 101 to 01,
The report adopted was the following:
"The Democratic party of the Fifth
Congressional distribt reaffirms the plat
form adopted at Chicago by the Demo
crats at their convention in July, 1890,
and we particularly reaffirm and indorse
the financial plank therein, declaring for
the free and unlimited coinage of both
gold and silver at the ratio of 10 to 1,
independent of any and nil other nations.
"First We are proud of the patriotic
conduct in peace and in war of that brave
leader of Democracy, William Jennings
Bryan, and we favor his renomination as
the Democratic candidate of the people
for President of the United States in 1900.
"Second We congratulate the brave
boys in the army and navy, without re
spect to party or locality, who have so
cheerfully responded to the call of their
country, for their skillful and heroic
achievements on land and sea. We
rejoice that sectional lines have been
obliterated and party strife forgotten in
the patriotic upholding of our flag and
the cordial support given to the Govern
ment by the whole people of every sec
tion of our country. We rejoice that the
futile efforts of a few Republican leaders
to inject partisan strife into a cause
belonging to no party and no section, but
to the whole people, have been justly con
demned by the patriotism of the country,
as they deserved to be.
"Third We are in favor of an income
tax so that the burden of taxation be
equally and impartially laid, to the end
that wealth may bear its due proportion
of the expense of the Government, and
in view of the recent decision of the Su
preme Court declaring an income tax law
passed by Congress unconstitutional, we
are in favor of an amendment to the con
stitution making a reasonable and just
income tax law constitutional."
The convention being now ready for
nominations, Mr. Thsmas F. -Gilmore
walked to the front of the platform. In
presenting the name of Mr, Turner Mr,
"It is incumbent upon this convention
to nouiinats a man who will bring the
people to the polls. There was a time
when this district was safely Democratic,
but it is not so now. The Chicago plat
form has caused a division in our party,
and the only way to reclaim this district
is to put forward a man who is above
reproach. While we quarrel on this floor,
I hope that we will not quarrel after we
"We have to meet a strong and united
enemy. We have to battle with a party
that has played hide and seek with truth
since it was organized; a party that
declared for bimetallism in St. Louis,
although it was then sworn to destroy
"May the God of truth and justice
guide us so we can overthrow the lionii
nee of, this party in thisUistrict. We
must select a. man who ha the courage
to ac forth and preach the uth, I have
the honor to nominate such a man a
man who can meet the icicle of the enemy
and pierce his hypocrisy with the sword
of truth. I am to present a man who has
youth and courage; who will preach the
truths of bimetallism and show how the
false doctrines of the Republican party
have brought about almost chaos.
"I have the honor to present the name
of our fellow-citizen, Oscar Turner."
A number of delegates were desirous
of complimenting Major Davis, when
Chairman Chatterson stated that he had
it from Judge J. T. O'Neal, whom he had
seen at noon, that Major Davis would not
accept if nominated.
Under the law of the party and rules
of the convention, Mr. Turner was almost
unanimously made the nominee.
The following statement made to a re
porter leaves no doubt as to where Mr.
Turner stands on the leading issues of
"Of course, I feel highly honored at
receiving this nomination, and will do
all in my power to show the Democrats of
this district that they made no mistake
when they selected me ns their nominee
for Congresi. I have been a life-long
Democrat, and have never failed to work
and vote for our nominees. As to the
Chicago platform, it is the platform on
which I made this race the one on which
I worked and voted for Bryan, Blackburn
and Hardin, and the one on which, with
the aid of good Democrats of this dis
trict, I will win this race in November."
The Political Pot Will Soon Bo
Boiling in tho Capital of
The Government to Establish
Military Camp Four Miles
From the City.
SOCIETY HAPPENINGS AND GOSSIP
Frankfort, the Mecca of Kentucky
politics, is unusually quiet at present,
and those in a position to know claim
that it is only the "quiet that precedes
the storm," and that before November's
wintery blasts have stripped the sur
rounding hills of their green foilage the
storm will burst in all its fury and old
Frankfort will ring with political
speeches as she never rang before, even
when the "Silver-tongned Orator" or
the "Auburn-haired Child of Destiny,"
from Fayette, were in their glory and oc
cupying a front seat in the Democratic
band wagon. The race for Reprentative
year off, is growing exceedingly warm
Among the aspirants for this honor are
two prominent and leading Irish-Americans
of this city Col. Pat McDonald, Sr.,
editor-in-chief of the Western Argus, and
Capt. Percival Haley, Sergeant-at-Arms
of the House of Representatives, and al
though a comparatively young man, a
leader in politics and a very strong per
sonal friend of Senat or Goebel , the' 'Napo
leon of Democracy" in Kentucky. Col.
McDonald is also a strong supporter of
Senator Goebel, and for the past two years
has on every occasion advocated his can
didacy for Governor through the columns
of the Argus, Ex-Senator E. H. Taylor,
Jr., is also prominently spoken of as a
candidate, but as yet has not consented
to run. The present Representative,
South Trimble, is not only a candidate for
re-election, but also announces that he
will probably be a candidate for Speaker
of the House against Col. T. Morgan
Chinn, of Mercer.
President D. J. McElligott, of Division
No. 1, A. O. H., of this city, has been
elected for the second time a delegate to
the State convention of Catholic Knights
of America, which will convene at
Bowling Green September 13. Col. Mc
Elligott will make a strong effort to
secure representation for branches out
side of Louisville and Covington, who
have heretofore captured the national
delegates, never allowing the numerous
other branches scattered throughout the
State to elect a national delegate. He
believes, as should all fair-minded dele
gates, that "turn about is fair play," and
that delegates nt least once should be
elected from among the branches outside
of Louisville and Covington
Latest advices from Washington say
that Frankfort will have a military camp.
It will be located four miles from Frank
fort on . the F. & C, railway, upon the
banks of the historic, sparkling Elkhorn.
The F. & C. will run trains between this
city and the camp every hour, and as be
tween two and six regiments will be
quarted at this camp, it will undoubtedly
bring many dollars into the city. The
Second Kentucky is among the regiments
that will come.
Bro. William Cushion, of No. 1, A. O.
H., has removed to lock No, 7,
where he will remain until Novem
ber. He has accepted a position
as Government Time-keeper, a place
he formerly held during the build
ing of locks 0 and 7. The latter is now
being finished and will be thoroughly
completed by November 1.
Bro. P. Coleman, Sr., has been work
ing in Eminence for the past three weeks.
He returns home every Saturday, and al
ways attends division meetings.
Several members will go to Lexington
and Cincinnati next week to attend Labor
Day exercises and view the soldiers in
the former city and attend the G. A. R.
in the latter.
Division No. 1 has secured a large and
commodious hall, occupying the entire
second, floor of the Kle&er building, at
the end of the St. Clair-street bridge.
Messrs. John Hunt, Pt trick O'Brien,
William Newman and 2, J, XcNsinam
have been appointed a special committee
to have it suitably furnished. The di
vision has a fine dance hall and will give
several entertainments during the winter
Bro. Patrick O'Brien, the efficient
Treasurer of Division Nq. 1, is one of the
hardest working members of tlie division.
Much of the success of the picnic is due
to his untiring efforts.
Right Rev. C. P. Maas, Bishop of Cov
ington, will arrive in Frankfort at noon
Saturday, September 3, and will admin
ister confirmation to a large class of boys
and girls on Sunday morning at 10
o'clock at solemn high mass. After
vespers at 7:30 the Bishop will preach.
The music, both morning and evening,
will be grand. The fine choir, under the
direction of Prof, Graham, will be assist
ed by Prof. Louis Harris, leader of the
Frankfort orchestra, and the entire cele
brated Florentine Quartet, now filling a
week's engagement nt Cove Spring Park
Theater, near this city.
The picnic given for the benefit of St.
John's church, Georgetown, was a grand
success, socially and financially. Several
hundred dollars was cleared upon it, and
it was due to the untiring efforts of the
pastor, Father Edward Donnelly, and his
corps of able assistants that the picnic
was such a pleasant affair. They worked
hard and faithfully and their efforts were
crowned with success. The portrait
of Father Donnelly, which brought in
over 500, was won by a Mr. Donnelly
of Newport, who was naturally very
proud of it. Large crowds front sur
rounding towns attended and everybody
enjoyed himself immensely.
The two beautiful statues recently pur
chased for the Church of the Good Shep
herd, Frankfort, will be blessed by the
Right Rev. Bishop next Sunday nighW
after vespers. They represent the Sacred
Heart and St. Anthony. The statues
were purchased with money secured by
voluntary contribution. It was collected
by Mrs. Henry F. Lutkemier. They will
always remain a monument to the efforts
of this kind and gentle lady to spread the
devotion of the Sacred Heart and St.
The airy, fairy, tinsel-like form of
amusement, burlesque and vaudeville
which is so popular with the majority of
theater-goers will be the offering at the
Buckingham Theater the coming week,
and it will be interpreted by the Bon
Ton Burlesquers, an organization which
made a reputation for itself last season
and which already ranks among the fore
most organizations of its class this season.
It will come here equipped with every
essential of a first-class attraction, and
with elaborate scenerv nnd trorceous
the vaudeville peifonners are star:
their respective lines, while thealibrus is
composed of handsome o.i(f talented
burlesquers. The entertainment will be
found sparkliugjrtitli novelties, and there
will not be n dull moment throughout the
length of the performance. The ball of
fun commences to roll with a vaudeville
cocktail, a lasting beverage of mirth,
melddyand song, entitled a "Parisian
Night," in which nil the members of
the company participate; then comes
part second, the olio of vaudeville stars,
which introduces Ned Monroe, the well
known comedian; Morrison and Mackey,
the Irish lords; Agnes Behler, the Amer
ican chansonette; Daily and Leonard, the
vivacious comediennes; M'lle Electro,
the European sensation; Byron and
Langdon, travesty stars, and Bobby
Mack, the prince of parodists. There
will also be seen M'lle Rosa's troupe of
"Uncle Tom's Cabin," one of the most
popular of America's dramas, which
seems to yearly increase its hold on pub
lic favor, comes to Louisville again this
season. Al. W. Martin will present the
drama in all its old-time beauty at the
Avenue all next week, commencing Sun
day night, with a company of sixty peo
ple, including the famous minstrel star,
Milt G. Barlow, as Uncle Tom.
Masonic Temple Theater will open for
the season on Monday, September 19.
Col. Meffert has engaged a strong stock
company for his popular theater, and
there is no doubt but that there will be a
largely increased patronage for this very
successful amusement house. Only the
1 stars of last year's company have been
retained, and they have been augmented
by the best talent procurable.
Macauley's Theater will throw open
its doors to the theater-going public next
week with the famous Fields minstrels
as the first attraction. Business Manager
Colgan will make every effort to please
the patrons of his theater. Mr. Macauley
has already booked the best of the first'
Tom Karl and Dillon Dewey, who was
for several seasons acting manager of the
Bostonians, are reported to be keeping a
hotel nt Martha's Vineyard.
LABOR DAY PROCLAMATION.
Gov. Bradley issued the following proa
In conformity to the statutes of the
United States and of this State, Septan
her 5 is set. apart as a legal holiday and
designated as Labor day. This is a-suita
ble and just recognition of those who in
workshop, field and elsewhere, Tiavc con
tributed so much to build up the material
resources of the couutry and dignify
It is recommended that all places of
business be closed on that day, and that
employers excuse as many of their labor
ers as they can consistently, so that the
sons of toil may congregate in large num
bers and enjoy the holiday set apart by
State and national statutes for their ben
Greatest Event of the Year
The Great Industrial Parade Will Be
Participated in By at Least Ten
The Day's Exercises Will Be Concluded
at Phoenix Hill Park With a Big
Picnic, Music, Etc.
CHARLES N. JACQUES THE ORATOR
The final meeting of the various trades
union committees making arrangements
tor the Labor Day celebration was held
at Beck's Hall Thursday evening, with
Herman Christen presiding.
Twenty labor unions sent representa
tives to say they would tnke part in the
parade, which promises to be a big suc
cess. Gov. Bradley and Mayor Weaver
having issued proclamations declaring
the day a holiday for the State and city,
business will be generally suspended. A
prominent feature of the parade will be
the floats of the different unions as well
as those of many of the leading business
houses nnd other industries.
The parade will be followed by a picnic
nt Phoenix Hill, where the workers nnd
their friends will enjoy an evening of
pleasure, it is expected that the park
will be crowded to its utmost capacity. ,
The feature of the evening will be the J
address of Mr. Charles N. Jacques, whol
has been selected to deliver the Labor!
Day oration. Mr. Jacques was brought!
up in me ranks of labor, nnd will deliver
an address that will be well worth hear
ing. He is' a finished and brilliant '
speaker, and we believe his effort will
surpass any that has been heretofore
made on similar occasions in this city.
Mr. Walter Darby, who delivered the
address last year, was invited to
a position in the parade with Mr.
Mr. Adam Zinn. who was in t1nlmti
at Santiago, has been selected to act ns
niarsnai lor the horseshoers' union,
wearing his army uniform. He retui ned
home because of illness,
icientlv recovered fo
wl tne position.
The great parade will form
market Square, the floats occupying the
passageways in the square. The proces
sion will start nt 2 o'clock, nml ,S11
proceed down Jefferson street to Sixth, in
bixtu to Market, up Market to Jackson,
out Jackson to Jefferson and up Jefferson
to Phoenix Hill Park.
The parade will form and move in thv
Platoon of Mounted Police.
Marshal and Aids:'
Humphrey Knecht. Chief Marshal.
Aids: William M. Hieeins. Robert w
Webber, J. W. Stephens, John Fuchs.
Carriages of Officers and Guests.
Orator of the Dav: Charles
Chairman Herman Christen, Secretary
ueorge u. DeSouchet.
Reception Committee and Officers of
Central Labor Union:
President James McGill.
Secretary Louis J. Kieffer.
Treasurer Theodore F, Tiller.
Chairman E. L. Cronk.
Joseph Scheffler, W. A. Schuniate.
Joseph E. Roberts.
Carriage for Press.
Division Marshal, Charles Peets.
German Typographia Union.
Printing Pressmen's Union.
Press Feeders' Union.
First Regiment Band.
Division Marshal, John Hickey.
Journeymen Beer Brewers' Union.
Journeymen Horseshoers' Union.
Plumbers. Steam and Gas Fitters.
Division Marshal, Nicolas Steller.
Tobacco Workers' Union No. 10.
Tobacco Workers' Union.
Brotherhood of Railway Traiumen.
Brotherhood of Leather Workers.
Federal Labor Union.
Louisville Military Band.
Division Marshal, Patrick Fitzpa trick.
Paper Hangers' Union.
National Theatrical Alliance.
Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners. J
Hard Stone Cutters' Union.
Soft Stone Cutters' Union '
Organized aud' Unorganised Laborers.
Damson is one of the oomiug suitumj
shades. It has a great deal of rich, dee
crjmson in it, and is seen in neb mitut
materials in silk aud wool.