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Kentucky Irish American.
Action of the County Board of
the Ancient Order of
The Kentucky Irish American
Has the Approval of That
Important liody.
A Word to Our Advertisers and
Headers Souvenir ' 1Jc
Soon Isyued.
The County Board of the Ancient Order
f tT.'l J--. Hnrrail faen 111 1 ntltt fit I IIP
meeting Monday evening indorsing the
Kentucky Irish American, and declaring
that the publication of this paper was a
great boon to the Irish-American people
of Kentucky and should be supported
The fact that this action was unsolic
ited renders it all the more important,
and goes far to show how our efforts to
publish a first-class paper are appreciated.
This indorsement encourages us to still
greater efforts to improve our publication
in all departments, and ere long we ex
pect to deliver the paper fn every Irish
American home in the city of Louisville
and State of Kentucky. We request the
continued assistance of those already sub
scribers and pledge them a satisfactory
return for their efforts in our behalf.
The good news of the action of the
County Board reached the office as we
were going to press and too late for us to
obtain n copy of the resolutions, which
will be published next week.
The Kentucky Irish American will
soon make arrangements to furnish its
readers free a splendid map, with por
traits of eminent Irish heroes and many
interesting scenes in Ireland, together
with a directory of the business houses
advertising in our columns.
As this is the only Irish-American
paper published in this part of the coun
try, and'is-a strictly-home and family
journal, its advantages to advertisers are
apparent, and we would,, ask those who
desire to be included in our business
directory to call at once and place their
advertisements in our columns. They
are assured of good results.
We keenly appreciate the approval of
the County Board and will endeavor to
merit the indorsement not only of the
mntiv divisions, but of all citizens and
Dutyof Irishmen to Honor the
Memory of Patriotic Dead
of All Generations.
The usual weekly meeting of the Wex
ford Centenary Association held on Sun
day evening at 108 Talbot street was ren
dered more than usually interesting by
the nresence of many representative men
from the county, who were in town for
the Parnell anniversary. Mr. P. J. Law-
lor occunied the chair.
The Chairman in his opening address
welcomed the representatives of Wexford
to their meeting, and said that it always
was a noble du .v for Irishmen to honor
the memory of their patriot dead of all
generations. It was a duty in the highest
conception of the term for all peoples to
perpetuate the traditions of fidelity to
country which inspired the best and
noblest of their race, nnd no nation on the
face of the earth had nobler patriots to
revere or grander principles to preserve
than the Irish. The present year amply
showed the world that those who tried to
serve Ireland unselfishly had earned and
were receiving that enshrinement in the
...r..i w.,01iMirt nf (Tip nennle. ana
their principles and cause that endear
ment in their hearts of their race which
is the fittest honor and most enduring
fame that any man can desire.
n Mr. O'Crowley expressed the pleasure
it afforded him to meet his exiled fellow
countymen in the city of Dublin, where
that tenacity to national principles so
characteristic of the Wexford people
seemed to intensify rather than diminish
Mr. O'Gorman said that it was in such
reunions as this that the national spirit
found renewed hope end the patriotic in
sniration recruited vitality. It was, in
deed, an extreme pleasure to see that
those Wexford men whom destiny had
cast far from their native Homes were
true to the traditions which made the
name and fame of their county dear to
the friends of Ireland and a dread to her
Mr. Thomas J. Foley in an extremely
well sustained address dwelt on the
events of that stirring epoch which called
forth the celebration of the present year,
and pointed out the continuity of effort
for Ireland's freemen which down to the
present day gave each generation its duty
to oerform and ita lessons to learn and
teach. He could-scarcely express the in
spiriting feelings he experienced in the
couifjany of such a representative gamer
ing of the sons of the '98 county, some
fresh from the native historic socl niul
some who true to the lessons learned in
the homes they had left still preserved
that spirit of unconquerable patriotism
which has rendered the name of Wexford
talismanic wherever unselfish devotion to
national principles is reserved and cher
ished. Messrs. Davis, McGuire and Michael
Cusack also addressed the meeting, and
some details of the forthcoming visit to
Gorey having been settled, the business
proceedings terminated and songs and
recitations, all excellently rendered,
brought a pleasant, instructive and en
couraging meeting to a close.
They Will Give a Euchre and Social
in Order to Raise Funds For a
Worthy Purpose.
The largestand most enthusiastic social
and business meeting in the history of
the Ladies' Auxiliary, A. O. II., of this
city, was that held last Sunday afternoon
n the hall of the Anqient Order of Hiber
The session was gracefully presided
over by Airs. ju. J. mcney, who as
parliamentarian stands in the front
rank among lady officials. A committee
was appointed to devise ways and means
of providing a piano for the hall, and it
now seems assured that they will succeed
n carrying out this most praiseworthly
The ladies also decided to give a euchre
party, dance and lunch on the evening of
the last Wednesday in November. This
will undoubtedly prove a most pleasant
event, the members of the Auxiliary
knowing how to handsomely entertain
their friends. A portion of the proceeds
will be donated to the piano fund. A
number of first-class vocalists will also be
invited to be present and contribute to
the entertainment of the audience.
In addition to the foregoing the ladies
promised their hearty support to the Ken
tucky Irish American, besides transact-
ng a great deal of routine business. The
following arc the officers of the Ladies'
President Mrs. M. J. Iltckey.
Vice President Miss Celia Potter.
Financial Secretary Miss Nellie Cun
Recording Secretary Miss Annie
Treasurer Miss Mary Kavanaugh.
A number of visitors were present at
the meeting, the most prominent of whom
were Miss Margaret O'Connor, State
President .of .the. Ladies Auxiliary, and
State Secretary James Coleman.
Col. John J. Barrett delivered a unique
and pleasing address, and n few remarks
were made by the representative of this
The auxiliary will meet again on Sun
day afternoon, November 13, when a
number of important reports will be
made. As this body contains a number
of talanted orators, an opportunity to at
tend their sessions should not be missed,
Much Business Transacted at
fleeting Last Monday
The regular meeting of the County
Board, Ancient Order of Hibernians, was
held in Hibernian Hall Monday evening,
with President John A. Murphy in ihe
chair and George Flahiff acting as
There was a large attendance, repre
sentatives being present from all but one
of the divisions in Jefferson county, and
a great deal of routine business was trans
acted. One matter of importance that
was up for consideration was the purchase
of a memorial lot in St. Louis cemetery,
in which deceased members without rela
tives may be interred.
The Vice Presidents of the six city
divisions were appointed a committee to
make the necessary arrangements for a
fitting celebratton of St. Patrick's day,
and Mr. John J. Lannon, of the Young
Men's Division, was made Chairman. A
meeting of the Vice Presidents will be
held and steps taken to make the St,
Patrick's day affair a memorable one.
The committee having in charge the
silver jubilee of the Ancient Ordei of Hi
bernians in Kentucky recommended that
the Presidents of the various divisions
constitute an executive committee. The
recommendation was concurred in, and
it is probable that the order will have a
grand demonstration some time in the
spring preceding the meeting of the
national convention at Boston.
The County Board passed a resolution
indorsing the Kentucy Irish American
and commending it to a most liberal
Favorable action was also taken on
number of petitions from the local divis
ions, after which the board wes enter
tained by several speakers, Col. John J
Barrett delivering an interesting and
instructive address.
What promises to be one of the most
enjoyable events of the kind will be the
bazaar to be given for the benefit of St,
Paul's church, which will open the sec
ond week in December. There are seven
prizes to be contested for nnd the race3
will be watched with interest. The tickets
were issued Tuesdayj The chief prize
will be a Kingsbury grand piano, and til
ampaign for this one will attract wide
spread attention.
Subscribe now and get our souvenir.
Division 1, A. O. H.,
Its Members in a
Koy'al .
Division No. 4 Also Hutcrtaincd
the Largest Assemblage of
the Season.
Addresses, Songs and Itofresh
ments Dancing and Other
The oldest and richest division in the
Ancient Order of Hibernians, No. 1,
treated its members to a stag social or
"wide open" at Hibernian Hall Monday
evening, and the officers and entertain
ment committee kept the fun going so
fast and furious that the reporter of the
Kentucky Irish American was unable
to record all that took place'. There were
surprises, aim mtrin provowng incidents
in all quarters of the hall, and those who
did not respond to the postal cards issued
by President Clancy and Secretary Cu
sick declare they will not duplicate their
President F.dward Clancy was in the
chair, and called the assemblage, to order
promptly. All eyes were on tne ante
room, and when Messrs. Thomas Cody,
Thomas Keenan and James Spelman ar
rived it was surmised that they were
provided with something both nourishing
and refreshing.
After initiating Dr. John Keaney into
the order, a motion was made to defer
consideration of the proposition to
give a public entertainment until the next
meeting, which was carried.
Considerable routine business waa
transacted, when a recess was taken and
the meeting turned over to Master of
Ceremonies, Tom Cody, of the- Senn &
Ackerman Brewing Company, and Messrs.
Tom Keenan and James Spelman. The
above three adjourned to the ante-room
with President Clancy and Secretary Per
randa, and when they reappeared they
brought with them a couple of little bar
rels or kegs, a bountiful lay-out of pal
atable edibles, with hot Frankfurters,
tobacco for each one present.
And right here is where the fun began.
Tom Cody led off with a comical German
song, and was followed by Michael Col
lins, who sang a pathetic Irish ballad,
after which the assemblage were invited
to take one." Well, they did.
James Furey, who wears the gold
medal of the Division, sang a pretty song
in Irish, and in response to an encore
sang another in Irish and English.
Next on the programme was a mock
initiation, with John Mulloy and Peter
Cusick was the victims, and what Messrs,
Keenan. Collins and Cody done to them
will not bear relating. They were thank
ful that they escaped without broken
The members were invited to "take
another," which they did, when all filled
pipes and settled down to listen to
songs and anecdotes. Tim Lyons and
James Rogers related the early history of
the order for the benefit of the younger
members, after which Tim J. Sullivan
sang in excellent voice the "Three Leaves
of Shamrock," and Michael Collins con
vulsed the audience with his rendition of
"Paddy Doyle."
Among those present were Messrs,
Thomas Cody, Thomas Keenan, Edward
Clancy, James Rogers, John Mulloy,
James Furey, William Clare, Dr. John
Keaney, James Barry, Tim Lyons, James
Spelman, Michael McGillicuddy, James
Duggan, Louis Perrauda, John Cassidy,
Peter Cusick, Michael Collins and many
others. After enjoying a bountiful re
past with the necessaries to wash it
down the meeting adjourned, all voting
Messrs. Cody, Keenan and Spelman en
tertainment promoters of the first-class.
All in all, it was probably the most en
joyable and creditable social affair in the
history of Division 1.
The past week has been a very busy
but pleasant one in Irish-American social
and society circles. While there had
been important events announced for
each evening, it was a matter of surprise
and congratulation to the Literary Com
mittee and officers of Division 4, Ancient
Order of Hibernians, that their meeting
was so largely attended Wednesday even
When President John Hennessy called
the meeting to order there was one of the
largest audiences ever assembled in the
hall present, while the assembly room
was crowded with ladies and invited
guests. President Hennessy and Secre
tarv Kelly dispatched the business of the
mcrring promptly, besides initiating four
ii'. w h'embers and acting on a number of
The Literary Committee and officers
were instructed to act for the division in
conjunction with the committee from the
Young Men's Division in making ar
rangements for the Irish drama to be
presented by them.
After the transaction of routine busi
ness the doors were thrown open and the
public allowed to inspect the beautiful
meeting room. Following this the baud
which had been provided for the occasion
took its station in the assembly room,
where old and young tripped the light
fantastic, and spent almost enjoyable
evening. At 11 o'clock, the ladies and
gentlemen were invited tij partake of re
freshments from Wathen's, and the good
things furnished by thatlpopular caterer
were greatly relished, f
To President Hennessy, Secretary Fla-
hiff and Messrs. Tom J Latigan, John
Hellon and Joe Lynch, of the Literary
Committee, much credit is due for the
energy and ability displayed as enter
tainers. .?
Among those present vere the follow
ing: Mr. James Keneaiyanu wile, air.
Harry Brady and wife alid Mr. Thomas
Kelly and wife, Misses Blanche Fash-
auer, Lottie Casey, Norannd Mollie Mill
ogue, Birdy Barrey, Maggie Fitzgerald,
Annie Kelly, Maggie fiWolff, Maggie
Joyce, Bridget Madden Mary Herity,
Katie Ausbro, Josie Rcardou, Katie
llradv. Carrie Resell. "Nannie Costello.
Annie Kilgallon, Annif Kelley, Mary
Casey, Nannie McDevitt, Mary Lynch,
Maggie Godfrey and President John Hen
nessy and Messrs. Thomas Lynch, Geo.
Healy, Jerry Ilealv, Jerry Hallihau, Cor
nelius Hallihan, Joe Lyjich, John Gan
non, Dan Harnedy, Martin McNally, D.
HeiTernan, Dotninickl-Burke, Terence
McIImrh. Thomas Lnturan. Edward
Brown, Andy Meagher, Cosmas Meagher,
Dan Hartnet, Mike Hartnet, George Fla-
hiff, Tom Flahive, John Lehati, John
Doolan, Edward CrowleyjMichael Lyons,
osepu J. iyncn, nenry, uenms aim
ames Minogue, Ed warn Ford, James
Burker and Tom Corcoran.
Edmond olirecht Ele-
to the Position of
Abbot Yesterday.
The consecration ceremonies by which
Right Rev. Edmond Obrecht was ele
vated to the position offcVbbot of Geth-
semane Abbey were celebrated at tue
Abbey yesterday, bcing performed by
the Right Rev. GeorgeVilliam M'Clos
key, Bishop of the Diocese of Louisville.
i ne consecration oi mi nouoi is a very
. p .i :
rare service in the United States, as there
are only two monasteries of this order in
this country this one and another near
uiiuiyjue, Iowa aim was witnessed uy n
large number of clergyland laymen and
others from this cityandjthe surrounding
country. A special train was run from
the Union depot in the norning for the
convenience of invited guests and others,
making stops at all stations', and returned
in the eveninc.
a'tlierEdiiffifet-Obrecis tKe" tliirtf
Abbot of this monastery to be consecrated
in this country since its foundation in
1848. The first one was the Right Rev.
Father Eutropia, who came with the
monks from the Abbey of La Trappe,
France, and was consecrated in St. Jos
eph's church at Bardstown. He ruled
the order until 1860, when he resigned
and returned to his native land. His
successor was the Right Rev. Father
Benedict, who was consecrated at St
Catherine'!! church, New Haven, Ky. He
reigned until 1890, when he resigned on
account of ill-health, and Right Rev
Father Edwards was elected to succeed
him, and has remained as Abbot until a
few weeks ago, when he resigned, and
Rev. Father Obrecht was elected his
The new Abbot was born at Stolzheim,
Alsace, in 1853. He finished his studies
in the seminary at Strasburg, Alsace, and
was graduated with distinction. Like
many other patriotic youths of his time,
he determined to take up arms in defense
of his country dunug the Franco-Prus
sian war. Before he had a chance to don
a uniform the war came to an end.
Instead of becoming n military man he
put on the habit of St. Bernard and
attached himself to the monastery of La
Grande, Trappe, France. After passing
through his novitiate he was admitted to
simple vows, on the feast of St. Joseph,
March 19, 1877. In the following year
he was sent to the monastery of the Three
Fountains, near Rome, where he contin
ued his theological studies, and after
having passed a rigorous examination
was awarded his title of Doctor of
In Rome he was admitted to his solemn
vows and was ordained priest. Two
years later he was appointed Vice Procu
rator General of the whole order, with
his residence in Rome. Since that time
he has held several high and responsible
positions in the order. Pope Leo XIII
ordered him to come to America to solicit
alms for the historic monastery of Sts,
Vincent and Anastasius, better known as
the Three Fountains. He spent four
years at this work in New York city. In
recognition of his many services to the
order he was in January, 1898, appointed
Superior and Administrator of the Abbey
of Gethsemane. He arrived there last
March. He soon won the esteem of his
fellow monks, and his election as Abbot
on October 11 occasioned no surprise.
Judge Holmes, of the United States
Circuit Court at Omaha, in deciding a
case involving the label of a trade union
recently, used the following language in
concluding his opinion: "The label is a
part of the well-known machinery of
trades unions, and the use of it is found
if a finding be necessary, to be of value
to the union and its members. It would
not be traveling too far from the record
perhaps if we should assume that the use
of the label is, in fact, as it certainly
might be, of far more economic import
ance to the union than are most of the
trademarks, strictly so-called, which are
' protected by the courts."
One of the Largest Celebrations
I2ver Held In That Part
of Ireland.
'ouudattoii For an Imposing
Memorial Laid in Mar
ket Square.
Memory of Irish Heroes Hon
ored and Kinging Resolu
tions Adopted.
Yesterday a magnificent demonstration
celebration of the centenary of '98
took place in the town of Sligo, says a
recent issue of the Dublin Freeman's
ournal. The great display in Dublin on
Wolfe Tone Day and the wonderful turn
out in this country at Carrignagat four
weeks ago excepted, the demonstration
held in Sligo was one of the largest and
most remarkable and enthusiastic that
has taken place in any part of the coun
try. The-celebration was organized by
the Sligo '98 Club, of which the Mayor
of Sligo, P. A. McIIugh, M. P., is the
leading spirit. All sections of Nationalists
worked heartily together to make the
celebration a success. In fact, it may be
said that in the town and comity of Sligo
all traces of recent dissension have com
pletely disappeared and there seems to
be a desire all round that nothing should
be done to recall late controversies. The
demonstration consisted of a procession
through the streets, the laying of the
foundation stone of the centenary memo
rial and a public meeting in the Market
Square. The town was decorated in the
most marvelous manner. The greater
number of the streets through which the
procession passed were a regular avenue
of trees. Large trees were planted along
the thoroughfares, which were thronged
wiui people, l'lags and banners were
strewn everywhere and many of the
houses were ornamented with evergreens.
The procession assembled at the new
It was headed by a large body of horse
men, who were headed bv Mr. T. W.
form as a Lieutenant in the United States
army. Mr. F. Median, Thomas Plana
gan, T. C, and Mr. C. Sweeney acted as
Chief Marshals of the procession. Every
thing passed off in the most orderly and
satisfactory manner. The procession
moved by the mail coach road, Pound
street, Old Market Square, Telling street,
Thomas street, Bridge street, Stephen
street, Lord Edward street, Wolfe Tone
street, John street, Grattan street and
back to the market cross, where the
foundation stone was laid, and then on
to Market Square, where the meeting
was held. All along the route the streets
were crowded. At the front of the pro
cession were the Mayor of Sligo, M. P.
Mr. William O'Brien, Aid. Collery, M
Mr. John O'Dowd and the members
of the Sligo Corporation, and they were
received everywhere with enthusiasm.
TJie splendid brass band of the Sligo
Temperance Society headed the bauds,
The foundation stone was laid by the
Mayor of Sligo at the Market Square. It
is intended that the memorial shall con
sist of a marble statue of Erin standing
on a high pedestal, on the panels of
which there- are to be bas relief medal
lions of Wolfe Tone, Lord Edward Fitz
gerald and Robert Emmet, the fourth be
ing reserved for the inscription. Under
the foundation stone was deposited
hermetically sealed casket containing a
copy of the resolutions to be submitted to
the meeting, a list of the Sligo '98 clubs,
the membership card, a copy of the Sligo
Champion, containing a description of
the memorial, a mother-of-pearl rosary
blessed by the Bishop of the diocese and
a list of the Sligo Ladies' '98 Committee
and some '93 emblems. As the proccs
sion passed through Pound street a child
dressed in white and green, Miss Ruby
Ferguson, played national airs on a harp
at the window of one of the houses. The
proceedings throughout were most sue
On the motion of Mr. Thomas McCar
rick, seconded by Mr. Mulrooney, the
Mayor of Sligo, Mr. P. A. McIIugh, took
the chair.
Large contingents, mounted and on
foot, with banners, and in some instances
bands, attended from Bunluaden, Tunas
ban,- Manorhamilton, Cliffoney, Grange
Skreen, Drumlease, Ballintogher, Calry
Geevagh, Sosey, Riverstowu, Killinu
inery, Ballymote, Killargue, Killoran
Ballynish, Templeboy, Collooney, Balli-
sodare, Carrownagh, etc.
The Chairman, in opening the pro
ceedings, said he was never more proud
ottlie people ot biigo town and county
than he was that day. Never before had
so magnificent a procession passed
through the streets of the town. One of
the most hopeful features in connection
with that day's demonstration was the
fact that they were there not to talk
about unity, but to show that they were
united. Men were there from Bal
lina to Ballyshannon and from Cliffonsy
to Ballinafad, and although they had been
divided in the past he should like to see
the emissary of faction that would dare
to speak a word against the great princi
ple of the United Irishmen. He would
now call up Mr. John J. Keenan, T. C.
P., to read and move the resolutions to
be submitted to the meeting.
Mr. McTernan, Secretary, announced
tliat the following letter was received:
"Having long since ceased to take part
in political affairs, I regard the invitation
with which your committee have hon
ored me as a kind token of remembrance
and good will, for which I am most grate
ful. In sending a subscription to the
Sligo memorial fund I beg to say that I
esteem it a high privilege to join my first
constituents and oldest political friends
n celebrating the deathless memory of
the men of '98. Yours faithfully,
"Thomas Shxton'." "
Letters were also received from Miss
Maud Gonne, Mr. N. F. Devine, Mr.
Owen McCann, Carrick-on-Shannon, and
sevcal others.
Mr. McCarrick proposed the following
"Resolved, That, recognizing and main
taining the right of every people to civil
and religious liberty, we justify, adopt
and adhere to the cardinal principles of
the men of 1798, and when and wherever
that right is denied to the efforts made
for the purpose of securing it by consti
tutional means, it becomes not only justi
fiable but the duty of all civilized and
self-respecting peoples to assert it by
force of arms.
"Resolved, That while we believe it to
be our duty to take our part, and we do
solemnly take our part in the centenary
celebrations, we are convinced that
the memory of the men of 'US can
only be fittingly and effectually honored
by loyalty to the principles they pro
fessed, advocated and died for, and as
one of the greatest and noblest of those
principles was union and brotherhood
among irishmen, irrespective ot creed
or class, we pledge ourselves to forget the
differences of the past few years and
henceforth strive earnestly, unselfishly
and unitedly to win for Ireland the full
satisfaction of her national demands.
'Resolved, That we heartily approve
of the objects and principles of the
United Irish League, and that we pledge
ourselves to show our cordial and practi
cal sympathy with its promoters by es
tablishing forthwith branches of the
League m the town of Sligo and in every
parish and district of the county of Sligo
in which branches do not already exist.
'Resolved, That, while we are pre
pared to extend to all men a tolerance
never extended to us by grand jurors or
ex-officio guardians, we consider it our
imperative duty as Nationalists to resist
with all our force the return to the new
County Councils and District Councils of
Sligo of any candidate who is not pre
pared to support and advocate the right
of the people of Ireland to make their
own Jaws on Jnsu.soil.X- ,
Mr. Mulroony seconded the resolutions,
which were declared carried amid loud
Mr. William O'Brien was then intro
duced and delivered n most powerful
speech, advocating the cause of united
Ireland, declaring that the cause of Irish
nationality was never in a better condi
tion since the English first landed on
Irish shores.
"The Paradise Lost" will be the offer
ing for the coming wesk at the Temple
Theater. This is a drama in three acts
dealing with the capital and labor ques
tion, and is one of the strongest and
most pleasniK plays of that character
ever given the public. The story is a
simple one. Andrew Knowltou, owner
of the famous iron works of that name,
has a lovely daughter who falls in love
wth Reuben Warner,superintendent of the
works, even while she is engaged to
Ralph Standish. A strike at the works
is handled so beautifully by Warner,
who sees justice done both to hands and
employer, that everyone is forced to re
spect him, and the owner, who has stolen
inventions from Warner, not only takes
him as a partner, but gives his daughter's
baud when he discovers that he has all
alomr had her heart. Mr. Eagle will cive
a first-class rendition of the character of
Superintendent, while Anna MacGrcgor
as Cinders, and Mr. Rcvnolds as Bob
An'nleton. will keen the audience in
most Humorous moou. xuc lucucri
Stock Company is admirably adapted to
nlavs of this character, which will draw
very largely from the ranks of the work
ers during the coming week. "The Par
adise Lost" ranks with the famous "Long
The next attraction at the Buckingham
is Rice and Barton's Rose Hill English
Folly Company, said to be the greatest
and strongest burlesque and vaudeville
company ever organized. The Rose Hill
Company has never failed to give the
best of satisfaction. They will present
more new and uovel features than has
ever been civen with any show before.
Among them will be the new and original
burlesque, entitled "Wicked Paris," and
the original musical comedy, entitled
'Toundthe Town," also introducing a
grand array of specialty and burlesque
stars, headed by Miss Lillian Washburn,
of the original Washburn sisters, the
queen of burlesque; Cain and Mack, the
odd and funny team, in an original
laughing hit; Miss Blanche Newcomb,
the petite artist, daughter of the late
Bobby Newconib, in a repertoire of new
and popular songs; Cunningham and
Grant, America's greatest acrobats and
knock-about artists; Miss Jennetta El
liott, the charming and captivating dan
cer, and a bevy of twenty beautiful and
well-formed ladies, introducing new,
novel and sensational specialties, such as
the zig-zag dancers, the musical vivan
diers, with grand and gorgeous scenery
and handsome costumes.
Hanlon's "Superba" will be the attrac
tion at the Avenue next week, with Tues
day, Thursday and Saturday matiuees.
The cast this year contains many new
names and a number of clever specialists.
The old piece has been rewritten and
Sreatly improved, and will afford a great
eal of amusement to the patrons of Coi.
Shaw's theater.
Speech on the Occasion of Chi
cago's Recent Hlfr Peace
President of the American Fed
eration Opposes Further
Thinks "Wo Arc in Danger
Ileiny: Drawn Into a Seri
ous Conflict.
Last week we published the magnificent
oration of Archbishop Ireland at the Chi
cago peace jubilee. On the same occa
sion, but at the Second Infantry armory,
Samuel Gompers, President of the Amer
ican Federation of Labor, also delivered
an address, which has been widely com
mented upon. Because of his promi
nence in the labor world great interest
attaches to his utterances, and, while we
do not agree with him in all things, we
publish his speech in full, which was as
"In the midst of our rejoicing over the
success of our arms, it is well that we
look to the causes that brought on our
war with Spain and consider the questions
which have grown out of it, and the at
titude which we, as a liberty loving peo
ple of a great republic, should take in
regard to them.
"What has become of the paeans of
praise tor tue brave Cubans? Was our
charge against Spain in her refusal to give
the people of that island freedom and in
dependence baseless? If we admit this,
we at once confess that our war was with
out just cause; we confess to a most griev
ous wrong committed. Where is the spirit
of holdihg out the helping hand in aid of
all people struggling for liberty anil inde
pendence? Where has flown this great
outburst of our sympathy for the self
sacrificing and liberty-loving Cubans? Is
it not strange that now for the first time
we hear that the Cubans are unfit for self
government; that, whether they protest
against it or not, they must be dominated
by us,annexcd to us, or become a depend
ency of ours?
. .'.'Alas! There .are..sonieAmericans
our money-makers whose only God is
the almightydollar, whose only human
or divine trinity is dividend, interest and
profit come to the conclusion that if
poor, suffering Cuba can be handed over
to their tender mercies, their Deity and
their deviltry can hold full sway. These
gentry, when there is a question between
liberty and profit, present or prospective,
throw liberty to the dogs as a worn-out
and threadbare thing of the past.
If we have intervened in behalf of
Cuba and driven a foreign tyrant from her
shores, we have at least authority for our
action by the appeals of the struggling
Cubans. But what of the Porto Ricans?
Thev have not asked our intervention:
thev have not pleaded for annexation.
They were invaded as a military neces
sity. They number eight hundred thou
sand people, and have not been divided
by fierce conflict. If we give freedom
and independence to Cuba, to which she
is entitled, is there any justification for
our enforced conquest and annexation of
Porto Rico?
"Hawaii we have annexed, irrespective
of the wishes of the people, who were not
asked whether the constitution under
which they have recently lived meets with
their approval. Nor was annexation in
its direct or indirect form ever given to
them for decision. The flag of our coun
try waves in Hawaii over a people sub
jected by our superior force, in flagrant
violation of the consent of the governed.
"In the case of the Fhillipines we have
the question repeated, only in a much
more aggravated form.
"There is even now a strife going on
among the nations of the earth for the
partition and possession of Eastern coun
tries. Let us take the Philippines and we
shall be in the midst of the conflict. We
shall have to follow the monarchical pol
icy of large standing armies, with im
mense navies ( not always voluntary). We
shall not only have to bear the heavy bur
dens of debt and taxation exceeding
that of other nations, but we will come
to that point against which the genius of
our institution revolts compulsory mili
tary duty.
"We do not oppose the development of
our industry, the expansion of our com
merce, or the power and influence which
the United States may exert upon the
destinies of the nations of the earth.
On the contrary, we realize that the
higher intelligence and standard of life
of the American workers will largely
contribute toward attaining the highest
pinnacle of industrial and commercial
greatness; and these achievements in the
paths of peace will glorify the institutions
of our republic, to which the grateful
eyes and yearning hearts of the people of
the earth will turn for courage and inspi
ration to struggle onward and upward,
so that the principles of human liberty
and human justice may be implanted in
their hands.
"The flag of our republic should float
over a free people, and must never form
a cloak to hide slavery, barbarism, des
potism ot tyranny. America, as we know
it, with its blessings of peace and stabil
ity, must not be hazarded for a new era

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