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FRANKFORT. Percy Haley Announces as a Candidate for the Legislature Hibernian Notes and Political Gossip. SPIJCIAI, LKTTKR. The prison gunnls and officials Ap peared last week in their new uniforms, and ns they arc all good-looking men, they make quite a fine appearance in their new, neat-fitting gray uniforms. The Republican officials never tire of "guying" their lucky Democratic friends nnd claim that the reason gray was adopted is because two of the commis sioners and the warden and deputy war den are ex-Confederate soldiers. Percy Haley of this city, one of the best-known young Democratic politicians in the State, has formally announced himself as a candidate for the Demo cratic nomination for Representative from Franklin county in the lower branch of the next Legislature. Mr. Halev is the second candidate to enter the race, South Trimble, who represented the county at the last session, having announced for re-election some time ago. The chief purpose of people of Franklin county in selecting a representative to serve in the next House is to elect a man who can se cure an appropriation for State Capitol buildings. This Mr. Haley claims he can do with the assistance of some of the leading Democrats of the State, whose influence he can bring to bear to secure such an appropriation. Division No. 1, A. O. II., w'll give its initial hop next Monday evening, Octo ber 31 (All Hallowe'en), at theirnew hall in the Kleber building, South Side Every member is requested to attend ami invite one or more friends to come. A fine orchestra has been engaged and good time is assured every one who attends. All members of Division No. 1, A. O H., of Frankfort, now receiving the Ken tucky Irish American are earnestly re quested to give their subscriptions to Mr. D. J. McNamara, and to pay the same on or before November 10. Mr. McNamara will receipt for same. The paper will shortly be enlarged and will become the best weekly published in America at one dollar per year. The members are also requested to talk up the paper to their friends and urge them to give their sub scripttons to Mr. McNamara. The Democratic County Committee met in this city last week and fixed the Democratic primary for December 28, when a Representative will be nominated. The Republicans concede this is a victory for the Hon. South Trimble, who is a candidate for re-election, hut the know ing ones say that the aforesaid gentleman will not be returned to the Kentucky House ot Representatives, mere are several unofficially announced candidates, Notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather last Tuesday evening, quite a large crowd attended the regular meeting of the A. O. II., which proved to be one of the most interesting in the history of the division. Several important ques tions came up for consideration and were ably debated. Several entertainments will be given in the near future a hop next Monday, a smoker the week follow ing and a book reception the following week. Several dances will be given after advent. A euchre will probably be given on the evening of Thanksgiving. Taken all in all, quite a nice time socially is in store for the members of Division No. 1, A. O. II. Brother Patrick O'Brien speut several days of last week in Louisville. He re turned in time for the meeting Tuesday night. FROM CORE, Memorial to Ireland's Heroes Erected in a Most His torical Spot. The demonstration in the city of Cork when the foundation stone was laid of a monument to the heroes of four import ant periods in Irish history ('98, 1803, '48 and '07), was one of the most remarkable that ever passed through the streets of Cork. For the first time in recent years, so full of discords and bitterness, conflict and surprises, we saw Nationalists who differ widely on many points of doctrine and policy united in paying a just tribute to the memory of the dead who died for Ireland, says an Irish correspondent. This unity was possible without a sacri fice of any of those principles for which the different sections have been contend ing in recent years. In this country there can only be one opinion of the unselfish ness and heroism of the revolutionaries of the periods named, and though we have come somewhat tardily to honor their memory, it is being done in no nig gard manner, but with earnestness, en thusiasm and pride. In the great demonstration on Sunday every Nationalist interest was fully repre sented. The corporation and public boards, the trades, clubs and associations all joined in the impressive spectacle. We order such demonstrations well in Cork, and if there were any strangers within our gates who, like Mr. Joseph Chamberlain, consider the Irish question dead, their eyes must have been opened as they realized that it is not dead nor sleeping, but that it is a living, potent actuality, the problem of the hour, that claims solution. The conviction was also deeply borne to the mind that the num bers of our people are increasing who arc losing faith in constitutional agitation. It has long been tried and found wanting, and at last men are coming to recognize that the old methods are the true ones, atid that it is wisdom to be ready to strike when the opportunity 6ffers. A fig for your parlor Nationalist, who travels with in the law and deems it heresy fo offend. They are out of date and. must be put on one side and their place taken by more progressive and daring spirits. This memorial will be erected on the j spot where over twenty years ago stood a statue of one of England's dissolute Kings. It was put up ill the days when the classes ruled in this country and was removed one night by some hardy sons of toil and found a resting place in the Lee fitting indgnity to a blatant piece of impertinence that had been tolerated too long. The monument now to take its place will endure and remind those who come after us of the heritage they have received from the past, of a work still uncompleted; of a mission that has passed into other hands. Demonstrations like that of Sunday cheer and encourage; they show that there is still much vitality in the national life of the country, and though many men have gone wrong they will return to the fold and, repentant will be forgiven and welcomed. The bed rock is all right, and only on the upper strata have there been any irregularities or impurities discovered. IRISH DRAMA, The Public Will Be Given Rare Treat by Divisions Nos. 4 and 6. At a special meeting of Young Men's Division, No. 0, A. O. H., last Sunday, the proposition to present an Irish drama to the public before the holidays was unanimously adopted, permission having been previously obtained from the Coun ty Board. After perfecting ihe necessary prelimi naries, it was decided by those present to give the entertainment under the joint auspices of Divisions 6 and 4, thus assur ing the success of the undertaking. These divisions possess much of the best ama teur talent to be found in the city, and with the support of the large member ship of the two divisions this year's play will no doubt surpass all previous efforts in this line. President John J. Lannon appointed Messrs. Frank G. Cunningham, Dennis J. Kennedy and John E. Yenner as a com mittee to represent the Young Men's Di vision, and President Hennessy will ap point n like committee from Division 4. With such workers in charge as Messers. Cunningham, Mackcv, llolley, Tierney, Daniels and others from Divis ion G and a like number from Division 4 the seats should all be sold bofore the evening of the performance. As soon as the play to be presented has be; n decided upon it will be announced in these columns. Already some of the best professional talent in this city have volunteered their assistance, which will be taken advantage of, and some of our handsomest young ladies will be seen on the stage upon that occasion. OUR LATE WAR, The Agency for the Most Com plete History Awarded to M. W. Murphy. Mr. M. W. Murphy, of 2407 West Broadway, and a well-known member of the Kentucky Irish-American Society, has accepted the agency for the latest and most complete illustrated history of "Our War with Spain," by Hcni. H. B. Russell, Senator Proctor and Senator Thurston. The magnificently-illustrated, richly-filled and scholarly volume gives a complete and authentic history of the Spanish-American war from its begin ning to its close. Its authors are three widely-known men, Hon. Henry B. Rus sell, Hon. Redfield Proctor and Hon. John M. Thurston. Their entire familiar ity with the political history of the coun try, their fund of statistical information, their independence and fearlessness, all guarantee mat tins work is one ot more than ordinary value. It presents a deep er, broader, more exhaustive exhibit of the long train of causes which culminat ed in the conflict than can be found in any other work. It is the most ample, brilliant and readable book that the war has called forth. It is not only rich in historical information, but as instructive in its method of presentation as it is fas cinating in narrative. lue magmticent illustrations include a series of seven superb steel-plate portraits of President McKmley, Generals Miles, Shafter and Merritt and Admirals Dewey, Sampson and Schley. It also contains colored and elaborate maps, showing in great detail Cuba, the Philippines, Porto Rico, the Hawaiian Islands, etc. There are besides a large number of maps and diagrams inserted in the text to illustrate battles, campaigns, naval operations, etc. There are also thirty-two magnificent full-page illustrations. Mr. Murphy is a most reliable gentle man, and we commend him to those who wish to make a valuable addition to their home libraries. The work is only sold by subscription and the terms are very reasonable. GOMPERS' CONTINUED I'ROM FIRST PACK. of uncertainty, oppression and strife. Everywhere our flag must be greeted as the emblem of peace and as a rebuke to dishonesty and despotism. "We have many problems confronting us at home without attempting to divert the thoughts of our people to foreign complications of any character. States manship can apply its art to the remedy of grievous ills from which our people suffer. It is worse than folly, aye, it is a crime, to lull ourselves into the fancy that we shall escape the duties which we owe to our people by becoming a nation of conquerors, distegarding the lessons of nearly a century and a quarter of our national existence as an independent, progressive, humane and peace-loving nation. We can not with safety to our selves or justice to others keep the work ers and the lovers of reform and simple justice divided, or divert their attention and thus render them powerless to ex pose corruption and remedy existing in justices." Advertise with us and increase trade, A I . . . CHAFF . . . i The dreadful experience of the beauti ful Katherine NQble, who was saved from drowning after clinging for five hours to a plank in the wild waves of the Atlantic, will show to the world what a woman can do when buoyed up by faith and confi dence. She was on the ship Mohcgan when it was wrecked off Cornwall, Eng land, at Lizard Point. Over one hundred people lost their lives. Miss Noble, see ing the lifeboats overturned by the fran tic men and women who sought to sav their lives, put on a life preserver, and in the darkness calmly awaited her fate. In a few seconds she was washed overboard by an immense wave. Seizing a plank near by she clung to it with all confidence that she would be saved and would agai sec her mother. Imagine one's self in the midst of the storm-tossed Atlantic in complete Harmless, witn scores ot men and women who a few moments before were laughing and joking now shrieking in the agony of death, and being carried down to a watery grave. Yet this woman nerved by a confiding faith that she could and would be saved, never lost presence of mind, but determinedly clung to the plank that she found floating in the water until rescuers came and relieved her from ner terrioie condition, xsotliing more dreadful in the time of peril at sea can be imagined. Even on the streets of the city, or in one's own room nt home, to be surrounded by complete darkness is hor rible. How much worse, then, to be in the midst of inky blackness tossed in the waters of the turbulent Atlantic? What man will say that woman and weakness are synonymous? If anv such is to be found he ought to be relegated to the list of fossils so antiquated that history can not tell his age. It is said that we never appreciate our country until we have left it for another, Women certainly do not realize how blessed they are until they see or read of the manner m which women are treated in countries on the other side of the water. The condition of women in the old countries makes us shiver when we see how degraded their condition of life is in some of them and the terrible labors they have to perform. Right now in Vienna, the capital of Austria, women alone are building a palace for the impe rial family of Hapsburg. They mix mor tar, carrying it in immense tubs on their heads, shoulder hods filled with brick and do work that even men here might not do. Machinery should be forced into service to save human muscle and bone, Not so in this mediaeval land of Austria women are the drudges and take the places of pack horses, while soldiers and officers m liveried uniforms pass haught ily by, either carelessly promenading or riding in carriages. What a parody on civilization! What a burlesque on the high-toned, chivalrous education of so called aristocratic men, who breathe the air of courts surrounded by every luxury and who yet are willing to see the women of their land down in the substratum of slavery and degradation. In England women work side by side with their hus bands and fathers in the mines down in the bowels of the earth where the glorious light of day never penetrates. In other European countries they plow and labor in the fields, while with us the lat ter work for women is very exceptional. Nowhere in the world are women more respected or better loved than in our own country, so that America is pre-eminent ly our own dear laud. Right now in India, owing to the unreasonable and cruel taxes imposed on the people by the English Government, over 70 per cent, of the population have taken to highway robbery for a living. A glaring sample of England's fairness and desire to see a weak nation prosper! Ground into the earth by excessive tithes and the exorbitant interest demanded for the use of money, desolated by famine and pestilence, subjected by their English rulers to all sorts of hardships, what won der that these poor people should take to stealing instead of working, to the prac tice of murdering and slaying their ene mies rather than to the arts of peace? "Man's inhumanity to man has made countless thousands mourn." England's mourners are numbered by the millions. And yet this all-devouring, body and soul destroying monstrosity seeks to swallow all the lands of the earth, not even excepting our own. Is it not wonderful that any number of men could become so blinded to their own and their nation's interests as to be deceived by any seeming friendliness on the part of such a brutalizing government as Eng land? Or wish to engraft her customs onto burs, or endeavor to secure her false friendship for our straighs'out, manly and honorable methods? And yet there are cads and hypocrites, and many right here in Louisville, who are seeking today to ally themselves aud all of us with this immense reptile that would like to cover us first with the slime of its friendship before desfroying us. But the odor of the slime is apparent to the nostrils of right-thinking men, and they avoid its touch as they would a miasma. After many years Edgar Allen Poe is to be honored by the University of Virginia, where he once studied. The Poe Memo rial Association of the University has commissioned the New York sculptor, George Julian Folnay, to execute a bust of the poet. Prof. Kent, of the Linden Kent Memorial School, says that "Poe was no druttkard, not even an habitual drinker, but was easily tempted, and when yielding was easily overcome by intoxicants. He struggled with' more or less pertinacity against them. The story of his life is not that of vice, but of a pathetic struggle against it. His picture, then, should show pathos, not vicious ness; melancholy, not despair; sadness, not suffering." While no one will decry the habit of recognizing merit in individuals after death, how much better wculd it be if we could but see that merit during the life- time of the person whom we so honor? Frequently these men and women of genius have suffered the direst poverty during thair lives and nothing was done for them; no one took an interest in them, nnd they were allowed to eke out their miserable days and comfortless nights with no sympathetic heart to come to their assistance. It is the old story ogain of the traveler in Africa. Seeing a i lot of monkeys rearing an immense pile of stones over a dead companion, he asked one who seemed to be a leader among them what .they were doing. He answered that they were simply imitating mankind by erecting a fine monument over one of their brethren whom they had a short time before maliciously killed During life is the time to do all th good that we can for one another. By little thoughtfulncss many comforts can be brought into the lives of those whom we suspect of having to face privations and want. When Aeneas was relating his troubles and the hardships he had under gone in shipwreck to Dido, she made use of that beautiful line quoted by the Latin poet, "Having suffered misfortunes my self, I know how to pity others." If once we have tested of the bitter draught our hearts can readily respond to the minor note of distress in the lives of others. Let us be up and doing and tear away the crust of selfishness that will speedily cover us jf we do not stop to think of those around us who may need our tender ministrations. Children especially appeal to us when we see them poorly clad in cold weather, In one school that I know of several of the little ones have had no shoes, scan tiest of underwear and no little coat or wraps. Well dressed people in the neigh borhood sec these little children day after day attired in such poor garments, but yet do not seem to notice the little ones, If a suffering child can be thus ignored how much more likely will it be the fate of a man or woman, writer or artist, poet or sculptor, as the case may be. Father Faber says that kind words are the music of the world. How much more kind deeds ! And yet we are all kind, but only thoughtless aud careless through habit. Annik Nijvin Cunningham. LOVE MAY UNLOCK BARS, Faithful Wife Comes from Ireland to Visit Sing Sing Prl?on, Where Her Husband Suffers. Thanks to Sister Mary Xavier, of St. Catharine's Convent of the Sisters of Mercy, at No. 1075 Madison avenue, Pierce Hennessy and nis wife were re united for a short time on Thursday last. On that day the good Sister took the wife to Sing Sing prison, in which Pierce Hennessy is serving a ten years sentence. The meeting was an affecting one, and the keeper turned away while the hus band and wife wept. Sister Mary Xavier and a younger sister,- who accompanied her, were the only witnesses to the reunion. It was for this that the wife had come alone from Ireland. She had not seen tier Husband since she bade him good-by at Belfast two years ago. He shipped as fireman on the steamship Beacon Light, and the wife waited in vain for months tor the word which never came. Then, not long ago, she received a let ter from Sister Mary Xavier. It broke as sently as possible the news that Pierce Hennessy was in Sing Sing prison, having been found guilty of highway robbery soon after his arrival at this port. The story told by Hennessy to the Sister, whose mission it is to visit the Tombs and Sing Sing prison, is as fol lows: "While ashore one night with several men from my ship I entered a saloon in West street. There I met a man who invited me to drink. I accepted, and soon afterward we left the place. Hardly had we got outside before two strange men ran up and assaulted the man with me. I tried to protect him, and was struck in the eye and nearly blinded. A policeman appeared, and the two men disappeared. I told the police man tlie truth, but he doubted my story and accused me of being implicated in the robbery. The man had lost G0. "I was -locked up and the robbed man was kept in the House of Detention. The case was tried before Judge Cowing. A lawyer was assigned to defend me, but I could not raise $50 to pay him, and so when the case came up I had no lawver. I protested my innocence, and asked time in which to communicate with my friends in Ireland. I had been in the country only three weeks. The man who was robbed was in toxicated at the time, and he had told the police he did .not know who robbed him. When the case came up in court the police had worked upon him so that he made a sworn statement that I robbed hitn. I was found guilty, and here I am." Sixter Mary Xavier believed the con vict's story. She wrote to his wife, and the latter appealed to the highest power she knew the church in the person of Bishop Shcehan. The Bishop had known Pierce Hen nessy, and knew His wife to be a good and faithful follower of the church. What more natural than to write to Archbishop Corrigan asking htm to see that justice followed, if injustice baa been done. Archbishop Corrigan therefore wrote to Warden Sage, asking hitn what kind of a prisoner Hennessy has been. The rest was left for Sister Mary Xavier. Mrs, Hennessy came over the water to be near her husband, She was over- oyed when the Sister of Mercy told her she was to see him again. A petition is to be presented to Gov. Black, asking for Hennessey's pardon. The wife will remain in this country in the hope of a speedy reunion with her nusbana tor me. SPORTING. Events to Take Place Before the Various Local Athletic Clubs-News of the Ring. George Dixon is training at Bay Ridge for his meeting with Dave Sullivan. Jack Everhardt says that he will no do any boxing for at least two months. A match between George McFadden and Martin Flaherty is being talked about. Billy Madden has received an offer to match Gus Ruhlin against James Ken nedy, a California heavy-weight. The sporting public is taking the Haw tnorne (iuo s departure irom tlie scene of fistic action in a philesophical manner. Tommy Ryan, the champion welter weight, is out with a card sfating that he has forsaken the welters for all time to come. Frank Erne has been matched to meet Kid Lavigne again. They will box twen ty rounds before a San Francisco club for the largest purse offered, "Mysterious" Billy Smith has made up his mind to go to San Francisco. His manager has received a good offer to match Smith against Young Corbett for twenty rounds. According to a letter received from Mike Sears by his manager the American boxer is in fine form for his bout with Jabez White, which is scheduled to be decided at Birmingham October 29. In the preliminary between Kid St. Clair and Tommy McQuaid at Music Hall Monday night the youngsters showed up fast and game and were greatly applaud ed. McQuaid was Riven the decision. The Kentucky Athletic Club announces the date for the return match between Jim Ryan and Jim Franey as November 11. On account of his Texas fight, Ryan has been in pretty constant training and wants the contest to take place as soon as possible. Peter Mailer has not started to train for his coming contest with Kid McCoy, although the affair is a little less than six weeks away. McCoy is not doing any work either. As no money is up the sports are inclined to think that the affair will never come off. Frank Moron, of New York, has re ceived a letter from Spike Sullivan, who is now at Boston. Spike writes that he is prepared to meet any good light weight. If he fails to catch on Spike will immediately go to England, where he has received a good offer to box Johnny Hughes, the English light-weight cham pion. The next event in the fistic arena is that of Monday night, when Tommy Hogan and Eugene Bezenah meet at Music Hall in a twenty-round contest. Indications are that this will be one of the best contests that has ever been pulled off in Louisville from a purely scientific standpoint. It is the general opinion that Tommy Hogan is the best feather weight that ever stepped into the local ring. That Bezenah is about on a par is shown by the forty-round draw that he fought with Oscar Gardner, giving the Omaha Kid what he admitted to be the hardest fight of his life. The twenty-round contest between Jim Watts, of this city, and Jim Janey, of Bal timore, which took place at Music Hall Monday night under the auspices of the Louisville Athletic Club, was decided in Watts' favor in the seventh round on account of the interference of Al Herford, Janey's manager, who had leaped into the ring after Watts hod fouled him. Had the referee performed his duty there is no doubt but that Janey would have gotten the decision. Watts is a hugger and bucks like a broncho, never standing up as a game man should. There is nothing in his way of boxing to commend him. Tom Lansing went to Wheeling Tues day to take the place of Australian Jimmy Ryan in a tweuty-five-round contest with John Finnegan, of Pittsburg. As the contest progressed Lansing became the favorite, owing to the rowdy conduct of the friends of his opponent, and when the Pittsburg boy was given the decision on a foul in the fourteenth round the hissing aud c.at-calls continued for several min utes. Lausing knocked Finnegan down twice in the first round aud had him all but out, but he gave a marvelous exhibi tion of gameness. Lansing's victory was only a question of time. He came out without a scratch, while his opponent bled from half a dozen cuts on his face aud head. Tommy Ryan, of Syracuse, made, his bow as a middle-weight at, the Greater New York Athletic Club, Coney Island, Monday night, and got a decision over Jack Bonner, of Philadelphia, in a tweu-ty-round bout. Bonner, who knocked Dan Creedon out not long ago. was out classed by Ryan, who fought with superb science and generalship. Bonner got one of the worst beatings that any fighter ever received at a New York club, but he stayed to the limit by sheer grit and gameness. He was unable to hit Ryan more than a dozen effective blows in the fight, but he kept trying to land his pow erful right and left banders even when he had one eye closed. Bonner was grggy 0" several occasions, but he re vived wonderfully, and never showed an inclination to quit under the awful pun ishment that Ryan delivered at almost every stage. Toward the close the victor became merciful, however, and let up in bis attack. Bonner was badly cut and bruised, while Ryan escaped without a mark. Bonner's exhibition of nerve will be remembered by all who saw him go down in defeat. Some people may say that Ryan should have knocked his man out early in the contest, but the fact that the Philadelphia!! was dangerous durinjr a majority of the rounds made it neces sary tor Ryan to fight with caution. Ryan says he wants to fight anybody for the middle-weight championship. There is some probability of Ryan being match ed to meet a first-class man in this city. It will be a big event for the club that pulls it off. By Comparing We Are Sure to Get Your Trade. If you wanted a fine Suit or Overcoat we'd ask you to look at Rogers-Peet & Co.'s garments. Here you find the fabrics exclusive and fashionable and the workmanship that is lacking in ordinary ready-made clothing. There is no other store that can clothe you as serviceably and stylishly as we can in these garments. We nre sole agents for Rogers, Peet & Co.'s line. You know they arc good. 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