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Kentucky Irish American.
LOUISVILLE: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1S9S. VOLUME I. NO. 16. PRICE FIVE CENTS. IRELAND'S Patriotic Utterances at the Big Chicago Peace Jubilee Tuesday. Happy tho Nation AVIiicli Has the Courage- of a Just War No Less Than Pence. America luted Too Great to Be Iso Froin the AVorld Around Her. INFLUENCE OF REASON AND RELIGION War's heroes, the makers of peace, were formally bidden to its jubilee amid sur- UUUU111U3 iM viiwmiiHi.- i 1 1 : . . 1 itnni'liC nt 11MII1T1 and ceremony that were dignified by the presence and approval of a great assem blage that filled the Chicago Auditorium to overflowing Tuesday morning, says the Chronicle of that city in its report of the greatest peace jubilee ever witnessed in this country. The spokesmen were Mayor Harrison, Archbishop Ireland and Emory Speer, and to the list should be added President McKinlcy, who spoke informally and gave what was needed to make the event broader than any section, more comprehensive than any party and as wide as all religions. But without the few extemporaneous remarks from the President, all of the United States were represented in the strewing of palms for the procession of peace. Politics was set aside when George R. Peck, as Chairman, paid a graceful tribute to the Democratic Mnvnr of Chicairo and led him by the hand to the speakers' stand. Religion and sectionalism were made symbols of union in patriotic devotion and effect when John Ireland, priest of the mother church and soldier of the Union, siiareu tlio linnors as chief spokesman with Emory Speer, Georgian and ex-Confed erate. The President was there simply to assist as one of the great audience that packed the building from stage to roof. That he said anything was an incident that gave nrettv color to the occasion. This was one of the half dozen meetings held that x J .. - - day for the further purpose of making the HteratureoMucjubileei Nearlyau of the distinguished men who spoke from the many platforms in the afternoon were present at-the morning meeting in the Auditorium. It was the most significant meeting. It was made so by the quality of the speakers and the themes that winged their oratory. It was lent further importance by the presence of men whose rank and service made them representa tives of the army and navy. Gens. Miles, Bates and Shatter were present, as were Capt. Wise and other officers of the con quering army. In almost every box some one sat and listened to the speeches who was recog nized as a person of distinction, for be sides the soldiers and sailors who have become known to fame there were Cabi net members, foreign Ministers, States' Governors and Senators. It was one of the most distinguished of ail the great gatherings that have made the Audito rium historical. Archbishop Ireland and Judge Speer delivered the principal orations, we have room only for that of the Arch bishop, who spoke as follows: War has passed; peace reigns. Stilled over land and sea is the clang of arms; from San Juan to Manila, fearless and triumphant, floats the star-spangled ban ner. America, "be glad nnd rejoice, for the Lord hath done great things;" Amer ica, with whole heart and soul, celebrate thy jubilee of peace. Welcome to America, sweet, beloved peace; welcome to America, honored, glorious victory. O Peace thou art hea ven's gift to men. When the Savior of humanity was born in Bethlehem the sky sang forth: "Glory to God on the high est, and oh earth peace to men of good will." Peace was offered to the world through Christ, and when the spirit of Christ is supreme there is universal peace peace among men, peace among nations. O peace, so precious art thou to human- ity that our iiiguesi meai 01 suemi imui; must ever oe uiy suvereiKiiiY uuuu Pagau statesmanship speaking through pagan poetry exclaims: "The best of things which it is given to men now is ' peace; better than a thousand triumphs is the simple gift of peace." The regen erated world shall not lift up sword against sword, neither shall they be exer cised any more in war. Peace is the normal flow of humanity's life, the healthy pulsation of humanity's organism, the vital coudition of human ity's growth and happiness. "6 first of human blessings and supreme, Fair peace, how lovely, how delightful thou. O peace, thou r oul and source of social life, , . Beneath whose calm inspiring influence his views enlarges. Art refines, And swelling Commerce opens all her ports. Blessed be the man divine who gave us thee." . The praise of peace is proclaimed be yond need of other words when men con fess that the only possible" justification of war ia the establishment of peace. Peace, we prize thee. But the totter thou The richer of cklight, sometimes the more Inevitable 'war." "Pads imflonero morem" to enforce the law of peace; this, the sole moral argument which God and humanity allow for war. Oh, peace, welcome again to America. War how dreadful thou art I shall not, indeed, declare thee to be immoral, ever unnecessary, ever accursed. No, I shall not so arraign thee as to mete ple nary condemnation to the whole past his tory of nations, to the whole past history of my own America. But, that thou art ever dreadful, ever barbarous, I shall not deny. War. It is by cunning design in order to hide from men thy true nat urethat pomp and circumstance attend thy march; that poetry and music set in brightest colors the rays of light strug gling through thy heavy darkness; that history weaves into threads of richest glory the woes and virtues of thy victims? Stripped of thy show and tinsel, what art thou but the slaying of men the slaying of men by the thousands aye, often by the tens, by the hundreds of thousands? With steady aim and relentless energy, tasking science to, its utmost ingenuity, the multitudes of me n to their utmost endurance, whole nations work day and night fitting ourselves for the quick and extensive killing of men. This prepara tion for war. Annies meet on the field of battle; shot and shell rend the air; men fall to the ground like leaves in autumnal storm, bleeding, agonizing, dying; the earth is reddened by human blood; the more gory the earth beneath the tread of one army, the louder the revel of victory in the ranks of the other. This, the actual conflict of war. I-rom north to south, from cast to west, through both countries whose flags were raised over the field of battle, homes not to be numbered moirned in soul-racking grief for husband, father, son or brother, who sank beneath the foeman's steel or yield ed life within the fever tent, or, who sur viving shot and malady, is carried back to his loved ones a maimed or weakened body. This, the result of war. Reduced to the smallest sacrifice of human life the carnage of the battle fields, someone has died and someone is bereft. 'Only one killed," the headline reads. The glad news speeds. The newsboys cry, "Killed only one." "He was my son; what were a thousand to this one my only son!" It was Wellington who said: "Take my word for it, if you had seen but one day of war you would pray to Almighty God that you might never see such a thing again." It was Napoleon whosaid: "The sight of a battle-field after the fight is enough to iuspire princes with a love of peace -and a horror of war." War. be thou gone from my soul's sight. I thank the good God that thy ghastly specterstauds no longer upon the. thresholdsof " the homes of my fellow countrymen in America, or of my fellow beings in distant Andalusia, When, I ask heaven, shall humanity rise to such heights of leason and of religion that war shall be impossible, and stones of battle fields but the saddening echoes of primi tive ages of the race? And yet, while we await that blessed day. when embodied justice shall sit in judgment between peoples; as between individuals, from time to time conditions more repellant than war may confront a nation and to remove such conditions the solemn dictates of reason and religion impose wars as righteous and obligatory. Let the life of a nation or the integrity of its territory be menaced, let the honor of a nation be assailed, let a grievous crime against humanity be perpetrated within reach of a nation's flag or a nation's arm, reiterate appeals or arguments and diplo macy failing, what else remains to a nation which is not so base as to court death or dishonor but to challenge the fortunes of war and give battle while strength remains in defense of "Its hearthstones and its altars." War, in deed, is dreadful, hut let it come. The skv may fall, but let justice be done War is no longer a repudiation of peace, but the means to peace to the sole peace a self-sacrificing people may enjoy, peace with honor. A just and necessary war is holy. The men who at country's call engage in such a war are the country's heroes to whom must be given unstinted gratitude and unstinted praise. The sword in their hands is the emblem of self-sacrifice and of valor; the flag which leads them betokens their country and bids them pour out iu oblation to purest patriotism the life blood of their hearts; the shroud which spreads over the dead of the battle field is the mantle of fame and of glory. Happy the nation which has the cbur age of a just war no less than that of f just peace, whose, sons are able and will' ing to serve her with honor alike in war and in peace. Happy the nation whose jubilee of peace, when war has ceased, is also a jubilee of victory. "We love peace, not war, but when we go to war we send to it the best and brav est of the country. ' ' These words spoken a few days ago by the chief mag istrate of America embody a great princi pie of American life. What prowess in action, what intellect in pltyining, what skill in execution, were displayed by soldiers and seamen, by men and officers. Magnificent the sweep of Dewey's squadron in Manila harbor, Magnificent the broadsides from Samp son's fleet upon Cervera's fleeing ships, Magnificent the charge of the regiments of regular infantry and of Roosevelt's riders up the hills of El Caney. Never daunted, never calculating defeat, every man determined to die or conquer, every man knowing his duty, how to do it the soldiers and seamen of America were invincible. Spanish fleets and Spanish armies vanished before them as mists before the morning sun; the nations of piauiciuc uiwuiug , l"u iwwuiM the earth stood amazed in the presence of such quick and decisive triumphs, at what America had done and at what they CONTINUED ON FOURTH. PACK. CAPITAL NEWS Hibernian to Organize a Military Company at Frankfort. Interesting Resume of thoPolIt icnl Outlook Throughout . the State. State Railroad Commissioners Preparing Their Annual Assessment. SOCIAL DOINOS AND HAPPENINGS SPECIAL I.KTTI!R. All the schools of this city celebrated "Lafayette Day" last Wednesday with a special programme. On that day also a penny collection was taken from all the pupils, and quite a neat sum was real ized. This money will be forwarded to the committee in charge of the Lafayette mcnument fund, for which it was taken. The celebration of Lafayette Day brings to mind a similar celebration in honor of Daniel Boone, the pioneer of Kentucky, several mouths ago. Like Wednesday's celebration, a collection of one cent from each pupil was ordered taken. Notwith standing the celebration was totake place all over the State simultaneously, the Superintendent of the Louisville schools ordered that no collection be taken in that city. Only J60 was realized from the whole State, of which little Frankfort with only one school contributed $18.70. The money was to go toward paying for monument to take.the place of the pres cut defaced structure in the local cemetery. Division No. 1, A. O. II , will organize a company of Hibernian Rifles shortly. Every member of the division will be come a member of the Hibernian Rifles Brother Jerry Corbett, who served seven years in the English armv before coming to America, is tipped for Captain, while Brother John Sower and Brother Owen Canty are hot favorites for First Lieuten ant. Brother Sower and Brother Canty spent three years at one of the finest mil itary colleges in the South, and either gentleman would , make a veryxapatile dfficeihefribers-mn'v1!!! siastic over the prospective Hibernian military company, and its outlook is bright. The Hall and Entertainment Commit' tees of Division No. 1. A. O, 11., are requested to meet at the Hibernian Hall Sunday morning at 8:30 o'clock sharp, Business of importance. Division No. 1, A. O. H., will meet at 0 m., Sunday, October 23, at Hibernian Hall. All members are requested to attend, as business of importance will come up for consideration. President McElfigott has appointed the following committees: Hall John Hunt, Pat Coleman and Tobias Downey; Enter tainment John Dolan, W. C. Newman, L. A. O'Connor, John Sower and William Lewis. Division No. 1, A. Oi II., will probably give an All Halloween hop October 31 It will undoubtedly be the swell affair of the season. Frankfort's two military companies left Tuesday morning. One went to Pewee Valley to the camp of instruction; the other, whose furlough had expired, re- turned to Lexington to join the Second Kentucky. The State Railroad Commissioners met here Wednesday and began work on the annual assessment of the railroad prop erty of the State. They have already gone over all the lines in the State, m specting them,' and will be engaged about thirty days m fixing valuations on tangt ble property and franchises. A Frankfort dispatch says: "Adjutant General Wilbur R. Smith is making prep arations to turn the office of Adjutant General back over to General Collier, and as soon as everything is put in good shape nnd the books are straightened to date Gen. Smith will present his resig' nation." Gen. Smith has proven a very popular officer and efficient military man. It is reported here that the Prison Commissioners at their last session de cided to annul the contract of A. D, Martin, the contractor for the output of the penitentiary chair plant. The order has not yet been given out and will not be put into effect until after sixty days, The action of the Prison Commission is said to have been taken on the advice of Senator Bronstou, who said that it was the intention and spirit of the act to an nul the contract. The output has been reduced to this end. Today is regarded by both parties as the beginning of the home stretch in the Kentucky campaign, and spell-binders are being pressed into service. The chief point of interest in the State is Glasgow Barren county, wliere Senator Goebel made Ins first speech of the campaign and announced his candidacy for Governor, The Republican leaders tacitly admit that they will lose the Eighth district, repre sented by Congressman Davison, Repub lican, last year, and that they will have only au even chance to elect Evans, Re publican, in the Fifth, and Pugh, Repub- licau, in the Ninth. If they fajl iu these -i id Aatirn 5n tim novt iirMa... . --, .nA Congress will stand ten Democrats and one Republican. Mr. Dan J. Newman, formerly ot Frankfort, but now living at jacksboro, Texas, was united in marriage to Miss Mattie Haley Wednesday morning at the Catholic church. Rev. rThomas Major performed the ceremony. Mr. . John Bnslan, cousin of the groom, and Miss Ella Haley, the handsome sister of the bride, were the attendants. Frankfort again loses a charming girl in this mar riage, Miss Haley being one of the pretty and attractive daughters of Mr. D. L. Haley. After the wedding the happy young couple were entertained at break fast at the home of the bride, after wuch they left on the L. & N.Hrain for Jacks- boro. their future home, carrying with them the heartiest congratulations and best wishes of their man friends. nt.n t'niin f lino rnturtiswl ltrtt,A .11133 JVnili; 1UUIJIJ III... ik.HlllkU w4w fter a few weeks visitf to relatives in Lexington. , ) Mrs. Hanlev. of Louisville, has been the guest of Mr. John jHanley for the past week. The citizens of Frankfort will have an opportunity of hearing 1ie Rev. W. J. Stafford, of Washington Jthe well-known orator and talented divine, at the Opera House on Wednesday, November 10. His reputation is national, and, if he has an equal, he has no superior; The New York Sun says he is "one of the greatest living masters of expression." iTbrongs attend him wherever he lecturep. Dr. Stafford is a Catholic priest, whoidias made a rec ord for himself which Commands the ad miration of Christian people of all de nominations, and will give his name a prominent place in the list of great preachers and lecturers of" the country. GOING TO BOSTON, Hibernian Knights Making Preparations to Attend the Next Convention. A large and enthusiastic meeting of Company A, Hibernian Knights, was held at A. O. H. Hall last Friday night. A brother from Division 1; was initiated, and after successfully surmounting all the difikult tasks imposedon a candidate under the new form of initiation among the Knights, the new member was warm ly greeted. Jk It was voted to give aj grand ball at Phoenix Hill on November 27. Au ele gant wheel will be given to the lady cash ing the largest numberof tickets, tor which there arc already Miree contestants in the field. if The comoanv voted unanimously to attend in uniform the nexpAncient Order oi iiioermans' convenupii( io oe n,em m Tint!! nvt T'Tnv,lS'L M'Afr-transactingeVlSf .routine business the company held a meeting of a social nature, where mirth, songs and acrobatic' performances-were the order. Brother McCarthy delighted the audience with his rich, racy and inimitable songs, which convulsed his hearers with laugh ter. Brother Campbell brought back the days of Irish chivalry with his patriotic singing. After some singular feats of athletic strength and agility by the various mem hers the company reluctantly adjourned JAMES BURKE NO MORE, Was One of the Pioneer Citi zens of Jeffersonvllle. The death of James Burke at his home, 313 East Market street, in Jeffersonville, at 10 o'clock Monday night, came as a shock to his many friends in that city and Louisville. While he had at times complained of stomach trouble, his con dition was not regarded as serious, and Monday he was at the coal office of Ins son, James E. liurke. lie was in nis usual jolly mood, and talked to friends about their experiences years ago. lie soon started for his home and shortly after reaching there was seized with a chill. He was in the yard and, stagger ing into the house, he was assisted to a couch. Dr. C. F. C. Hancock was sum moned. Mr. Burke appeared to rally, and he was taken up stairs. At 10 o'clock he was suddenly taken worse and the end quickly followed. He was surrounded by his wife, son James E. and daughters, Mrs. Alvin A. Voit and Miss Cornelia A. Frank B. Burke, former District Attor- ney of Indiana, is the oldest son, and he was called up by telephone at his home in Indianapolis. Thedeath of his father was a shocking surprise to him, for he had a few days ago visited him. James Burke was born in February, 1826, iu County Limerick, Ireland. He emigrated to America with his mother in 1843 and came direct to Jeffersonville to meet his brother, John Burke, with whom he engaged in business. After five years he became a contractor and paved the streets of Jeffersonville. His dealings with the city and the public in general won the title for him of "Honest Jim' .Burke. In 16G3 he was elected Council man from the Fourth ward, although it was Republican. He served until 1872, In 1875 he was elected City Treasurer. He was re-elected in 1877 and served until September, 1881. Mr. Cleveland appointed him Postmas ter at Jeffersonville in 188G. Prior to this appointment he was one of the prin cipal contractors oil the Owensboro & Russellville railroad and continued there until 1884. He was also a contractor on the Kuoxville branch of the L. & N. railroad. From 1884 until 1880 he was a coal dealer. He was married in 1855 to Miss Cornelia Crawford, of New Orleans. Mr. Burke -was a devout Catholic, with 'an open heart and Purse. o man open heart and, purse. No man in Jtffersouville was more highly esteemed than he. The Kentucky Irish American is cheap at.$l per year, FLORIDA. Observations of Joseph S. Cunningham in the City of Tampa. Tho Finest Hotel Ever Erected Located There Cost Over Three Millions. Miles and Miles of as Poor Land as Ts to Be Found in the Entire World. SAILED WEDNESDAY FOR HAVANA The following interesting letter i3 the first of a number that will be published in our columns from Mr. Joseph S. Cun ningham, formerly stationed at the Quar termaster's Department in Jeffersonvills. Mr. Cuuninghain was selected because of his exceeding ability to fill au impartant position in the Government service iu Cuba, and his letters will prove both in structive and entertaining. He writes rom Tampa under date of October 1C: "Tampa, Fi,a., Oct. 16. We arrived here safe this morning at 11 o'clock. After we left Louisville the weather be gan to grow very chilly, and remained so until we reached Montgomery, Ala. The country was very poor-looking and unin teresting until we reached Sanford, Fla., where we saw very beautiful orange groves, nut ot course you know tneir beauty is always exaggerated by people who write and talk about this country. We saw mile after mile of as miserable and swampy land as exists in the world. We wall stay 111 Tampa until tomorrow, and will npt reach Havana before Wednes day morning. We have to stop at Key West for twelve hours. I have been all over Tampa todav, and it is a city of about 25,000 Inhabitants. I went to the Cuban quarter and found a large number of Cubans who have been living there since the war broke out. They manufacture cigars, and a few keep res- taurauts, fruit stands, and one has a drug store. It is called in Spanish 'Farmacia,' or El Botica. The Cubans are very vehe ment, in their speech, and make use of a greaU.ruatiy4eulatios,.Aftorvi6it-4 mg the hotel called 'Alcazas Americanos visited the finest hotel 111 the world, This seems to be a big assertion, but when I tell you that it cost over $3,000,000 you will believe that it is something extraor ditiary. It was built by H. B. Plant. He seems to own nearly everything in this part of the conntry. He is the owner of the largest railroad system in Florida and two or three steamship iines.. He built this hotel for the use of rich friends up North who can afford to pay anywhere from $5 up to $50 per day for rooms, There are thirty acres covered with every known plant that grows 111 the tropics. The buildiugs are Moorish in architecture and are covered with domes and minarets, just the same as in Constantinople or any Oriental city. Each minaret is sur mounted by a gilded crescent. I walked around the place, looking for some one iu authority, but for a long while could find no one, for the season lias not as yet opened. Finally I met an old Ger man, who is the care-taker of the place, He very kindly showed me over the grounds and conducted me through all of his hot-houses. I saw oranges, pine apples, cocoanuts, lemons, bananas and nearly every fruit that grows 111 the tropical zone. He showed me the Casino, and it contained, besides billiard rooms, club rooms, etc., a large swimming poof and a theater capable of seating 1,300 people. I send you a small book con taining a better description of the place, As I walked around the place, seeing no one, I thought of a story in the Arabian Nights, where a traveler going into 1 magnificent city found the streets empty He finally went into the houses, and the few people he saw were dead or asleep. When we reach Havana I will wnte and tell you all about our trip across the Gulf and tell you something of the beau ties of Cuba. "Joskpii S. Cunningham." RECENT DEATHS. The news of the death of Daniel Creedeu at the home of his mother, 254 East Main street, Saturday night, of con sumption, was received by the many friends of this exemplary young man with profound regret. Mr. Creeden was one of the best-known young men in town. When quite a youth he ran the elevator in the Courier-Journal building He had an aptitude for politics, and as soon as an elevator was placed in the City Hall he secured the position of running it. He was very bright, attentive to his duties-and polite to everybody. He was given a place soon afterward in the En gineer's office and was made transitmail Here he displayed unusual ability and had his health been good a bright future awaited him. He was taken ill three mouths ago with typhoid pneimionia which developed into consumption. No young man who has ever been employed in the City Hall had more friends, and during his illness his associates were very attentive to him. A splendid trait iu his character was his devotion to his widowed mother, whom he helped to support. His funeral took place Tuesday morning at St. Michael's church, Brook street. large number of the friends of thede ceased were present, and eight of his as sociates officiated as pall-bearers. These were: Emile PragofT, Coleman Meri wether, John Gleason, Will Savage, John Broadwick, Jr., Robert Ramsey, Gus Hulsewede and Richard Maguire. Father Sheridan spoke of the many fine qualities of the young man, who had grown up' in the congregation and had been a con sistent member of the church. The re mains were interred in the St. Louis Cemetery. John lit. Faust, aged thirty-three years, died Monday afternoon, at his mother's home, 2221 Fourth avenue, of pneumonia. The funeral ceremony took place Wednes day morning at the Church of the Holy Name. The remains were interred in St. Louis Cemetery. The deceased was a resident of Mt. Sterling, Ky., and leaves widow and two children. Mrs. Bessie Ross, wife of Patrick Ross, died of pneumonia at 2:15 o'clock Tues day morning, at the home of her sister- in-law, Mrs. Kelly, 1417 Seventh street. She was twenty-two years old and leaves, besides her husband, a girl baby. The funeral ceremony took place at 9 o'clock Thursday morning at St. Louis Bertrand church, being very largely attended, and the remains interred in St. Louis ceme tery. WATTS AND JANEY Meet Monday Night at Music Hail-Both Confident of Winning. Next Monday night a longstanding rivalry will be settled, when Jim Janey, of Washington, D. C, tangles up with mi Watts, tiie local colored middle weight. These fighters met last January in Jauey's home and they boxed eight rounds. The fighting was even up until the last round, when Janey got his good hand heavily to the Pendennis' Pet's jaw and he was knocked down and the bout topped. Since then Watts has insisted on another try at the "Black Demon, ' as he is called in the East. The local man claims that Jatiey came to him before the contest and asked him to agree not to try for a knockout, and that he (Watts) as sented, but iu the last round Janey broke faith and "copped" him. Janey, through his maunger, Al Herford, vigorously de nied this story, and then commenced a war ot talk, up to about a moniii ago in spite of the accusations and challenges that both men were prolific with, they seemed as far from becoming matched as ever, when Andy Mulligan, of the Loujs.- vine mine 11c v-iuu, imeresieu iiiuiacii 111 the matter to the extent of completing arrangements for the men to settle their difficulty and differences of opinion be fore his club. Both men signed the little manager's contract and at once quit talk ing and got down to work. Janey de cided to do his training at Washington, in company with Joe Gans and Jake Mc Cabe. Janey is a harricane rusher on the Walcott order and richly deserves the title "Black Demon." He fights all the time when in the ring and can go through hail of punishment without a tremor. Watt has probably trained harder for this contest than for any other since he adopted the ring as a profession, for he knows that to lose this fight means that he is what is known to the sporting fra ternity as a "dead one." An interesting preliminary has been arranged in the ten- round bout between Tommy McQuaid and "Kid" St. Claire. McQuaid was seen at Music Hall several weeks ago in a preliminary bout with George Bloemer. He was at a disadvantage at that time from height, reach and weight, but he fought back manfully whenever his big opponent rushed and was just as good as the other fellow at the close. In St. Claire he meets a man his own size and it is probable that he will make it exceed ingly interesting for that worthy for awhile. A New York dispatch states that James J. CorbeU left that city for West Baden Springs, Ind., Monday, where he expects to do a little preliminary training for his fight with Tom Sharkey, which is sched uled to come off at the Lenox Athletic Club on November 22. The ex-champion will remain at the springs for at least ten days. Corbett was accompanied by his snarrincr partner. Tim McVev. "I have been in training now for four months," Corbett said, "and if I should continue without a let-up I might go stale, and that would be no excuse if I were defeated." One of the best boxing contests of the season was that last Monday night under the auspices of the Monarch Athletic Club, when Tom Lansing knocked out Dick Moore in the twelfth round. Lan sing proved a great surprise to his most ardent admirers. Messrs. Cook ana wesi have been negotiating with some of the pugilistic stars of the East, and expect to shortly announce tome interesting events, In a fight Monday night at the Na tional Sporting Club, London, for the middle-weight championship of Eng land. Frank Craig, the "Harlem Coffee Cooler," defeated Edwards, an Australian pugilist, in twelve rounds. Al TTprford has posted 4500 for the " appearance of Joe Gans to meet McPart land at the Lenox Club on Novemoer n In a twentv-five-round bout at 133 pounds. Kid McCoy has offered to bet that Sharkey will not sign the same articles of agreement to meet him as he signed to meet Corbett. , Charley Harvey, who at present pilots the affairs of Martin Flaherty, says that Flaherty would like to meet Tommy White. Jack Delaney is ready to fight some good man in the 120-pound division. J. R EGAN Tendered a Compliment ary Banquet at the National Club. AVhnt n Strong National Party Can Do in the British , Parliament. The People "Will Not See Ireland Suffer Mneh Longer From Disunion. A NEW SPIRIT PREACHED IN IRELAND A complimentary banquet was recently given to Mr. J. F. Egan, City Sword bearer, at the National Club, Rutland square, Dublin. There was a good at tendance of friends of the ex-political prisoner. Apart from the speeches, which were stirring and interesting, several pleasing songs were contributed during the night, thus affording enjoyment as well as instructor to the assemblage. Mr. John Clancey presided. Letters of apol ogy were received from the 'Mayor of Cork, Dr. J. E. Denny, Messrs. J. P. Camic, T. C, and J. P. Nanetti. At the conclusion of the dinner Mr. Pierce Mahony proposed the toast of Ireland a Nation." The political faith of this day, he said, had its origin in 98. If Grattan and his band could suc ceed in reforming the Irish Parliament, they never would have had the revolution of 1798. It was, however, owing to the 1898 rebellion that Catholic emancipation had been won. It was to those patriots they owed the movement of 1818, 18C5 and 1807, and it was to the movement of 18G5 and 1807 they owed the movement of Mr. Pamell. It was perfectly true Mr. Pamell had been laid in the grave without having completed the great work he had taken up, but Parnell had shown them what a strong National party could do in the British Parliament. He had shown that if there was in that Parlia ment a body of men united, with only one object in view, and that object the good of Ireland and the Irish people, they could make themselves not oul v respected years, he was sorry to say, Parliament any parties in Ireland had not presented a very happy spectacle to the world. They had had the spectacle of men who fought uuderthe late Mr. Parnell fought suc cessfully, and who forced even their English opponents 111 the British House of Commons to respect them they had had the unhappy spectacle of these men falling foul of one another, saying things of one another that he was perfectly cer tain many of them in their better mo ments bittery regretted. If they believed, as he believed, that it was the very es sence aud life of a nation to be self-governed; if they felt sure, as he felt sure, that they never could make anything of this island until they were a self-governed people, and by having the powers of self-government they were filled with the spirit of independence and self-relianceif they believed all that, they would agree with him that it was worth making atiy sacrifice to obtain it. He believed now there was no British Gov ernment could withstand them longer if Ireland spoke in the British House of Commons with a united voice. He did not want to drive out of public life in Ireland any man who - represented any section of Nationists. They had got to learn to make the best of one another. If they tried to make the best of every Irishman who was working, according to his lights, for the good of Ireland they may well hope to see au Irish Parliament sitting in College green, an Irish govern ment administering the couutry a gov ernment which, for its ability, they should look upon with pride, and in whose jus tice all creeds aud classes would feel themselves perfectly safe. The toast was drunk with enthusiasm. Mr. Field, M. P., in responding, said they upheld the traditions of their fore fathers from the earliest times in main taining that this land was a nation. They were today iu their divisions a force to be reckoned with. Unity amongst Irishmen must be founded on a basis which would lead to the practical inde pendence of Ireland and all its people. The Chairman proposed "Our Guest." Mr. Egan could truly say that, though suffering unparalled persecution, weal and woe, h&had done one man's part for the good old land. Mr. Egan, in rising to respond, was cordially received. He intended in the future to support unity. He thanked God he saw there was a new spirit preached in America and in Ireland; that the people would n6t permit their c6un try to suffer much longer from the curse of disunion; that there were men pre pared to crush everything before them for the love of their land. They did not care who stood in the road, let his repu tation be as big as it may be, that man must -walk aside at the bidding of the Nationalists of Ireland. .He promised them that his services and even his life would be at the disposal of his country. Mr. J. H. O'Connor" ex-political pris oner, proposed "Our brethren in prison and exile," to which Mr. Lambert re sponded. The "Memory of the Dead" was next honored, and Messrs. P, Tobin and H. Burke responded.