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KENTUCKY IRISH AMERICAN. Dovoted to tlto Moral and Social Advancement of all Irish Americans. VII1(IAM JVl. BIGGINS, I.tUlaoJP. SUBSCRIPTION PRICE, ONE DOLLAR Entered at the Louisville Postofflco as Second-Class Matter. Address all Communications to the KENTUCKY U)tfI6VIUK, KY.,.., HON. CHARLES D. JACOB. Hon. Charles D. Jacob died sud denly Christmas morning, causing a pang of sorrow to every one in the community on that joyous day, for no man was so universally loved by the people of all classes and con ditionsalt respected him, even his political rivals. Born, reared and throughout life rich, his gentleman ly beaiiug, politeness and charity endeared him to the poor, in whose behalf he did so much as Mayor ntirl ns an individual: to rich and poor he was the same affable man; to the workingmen he was a wise counselor, a sympathizing friend, a eenerous helper; to all a gentleman at all times. To the city the benefits of his wise, enterprising, far-seeing public spirit are manifested in our parks, best streets, boulevards, sewers, lights and improvements in police, fire and other municipal depart ments, urged if not really inaugu rated by him as Mayor. He was ever progressive, pushing forward to make things better, more com fortable, convenient, beautiful, to bring his native city to the front, advance its interests, develop its manufactures, build up its com merce, extend its trade; and he succeeded in at least starting prog ress in the old town in spite of all the opposition of politicians and the old-time "let-well-enough alone" folks, who, admiring the Mayor, yet shook their heads dubiously at his seeming extravagance and wor ried over evitable, contended . . . m ing ms ic terms as Mayor, amid all the'' contentions of municipal strife in twelve years and six cam paigns for Mayor, no one ever dared to cast the least reflection upon his individual character. On the con trary, no man was held in higher esteem, loved by a larger and more varied personal following, who, re gardless of politics, religion, wealth, family, friendship, anything, any body, were ever eager to work, hurrah and vote for "Charley Jacob for Mayor against the world! LABOR AND IHPERIALISM. When the issue of expansion and imperialism first came to the front it met with occasional sympathy and approval from labor organizations. But this has entirely changed, says a writer in the Pittsburg Post. Whenever labor now speaks on the subject, and it does so whenever occasion presents, there is no doubt what it means that is, decided and unfaltering opposition to im perial acquisitions. It has not taken labor long to reach the con clusion that the annexation of eight or ten millions of Malays means a flood of cheap labor that must in the nature of things come into com petition with free labor. In New York City all the asso ciated labor unions fraternizing with the Central Labor Union on .Christ mas placed themselves on record in opposition to imperialism and ex pansion. The vote was unanimous. As against the policy of an alliance with Great Britain so much talked of the Central Labor Union indorsed n thepreservation of the wise and' time-attested policy of George ' Washington of avoiding all entang ling alliances with European pow ers." There is no reason to question the fact that labor organizations throughout the Union hold to the view of the New York organization. This is an immense popular power, dready organized and informed, that the imperialists must count-on facing,. It is not atone the Question of 309 PER YEAR. SINQLE COPY, 5c IRISH AMERICAN, 326 West dreen Street. SATURDAY, DEC. 31, 1898. cheap labor that moves the working men. Associated with expansion to the Asiatic seas comes the neces sity of a great increase of the standing army, to which Americans generally are in determined opposi tion. The teachings of their lives are against it, as well as all they have learned from history. AND GAMBLING IS DEAD (?). And he jes' laffed, and well he may. The present gambling law was never intended to suppress gambling, but enable lawyers and others to fleece the gamblers, who, in return for being fleeced, were to enjoy a monopoly of the game. Occasiouaily, to beguile the public, or to vent spleen on some particu lar rival sport, or where one has the hardihood to dare open up a game outside the privileged set and tuses or tans to ante up. we are furnished a spasm of law and order, as was enacted in the past few days, and gambling is dead that is, long enough to delude the public, grat ify the spite, freeze out the rival or force him into line then gradually, but surely, gambling revives. . So long as the parties who opened the St. Leger were connected with the Newmarket in cahoot with the Turf Exchange, employing Aaron Kohn as attorney they were frequently indicted and ar rested aloncr with the others, but never convicted, never raided, never closed up. 'Hip Nil T--t was closed, and d operated" ft f despite frowns and covert reats, opened the St. Leger in opposition to the Turf Exchange aud selected another than Aaron Kohn for their attorney. Within a single day they are indicted, raided, jailed with everyone caught on the premises, their furniture seized and the place closed. The majesty of the law must be upheld! Now for the real animus of it all Never was law and its machinery used more brazenly. Owiug to the illness of Commonwealth's Attorney Parsons Saturday, Aaron Kohn, chief attorney for the Turf Ex chage gamblers, was acting as Com monwealth's Attorney pro tern By virtue of the office he was the legal adviser of the grand jury which ordered the raid, seizure and arrests. If he did not advise them aud allowed them to proceed ille gally he failed in his duty. There fore, as Commonwealth's Attorney, he is responsible for it. On Monday morning Aaron Kohn appears in tlie Police Court as at torney for the arrested gamblers some of the Turf Exchange crowd having been bagged with the others and declares the grand jury's order for the raid, seizure and ar rests to be irregular, null and void, and moved and urged the court to dismiss all parties, restore all prop erty and even refund all fees col lected by court officials. Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning Aaron Kohn was again f Commonwealth's Attorney, and the grand jury ignores the action of the Police Court, orders the seized property held as evidence and issues a writ requiring the Chief of Police to bring it to them, and in dicts a few more gamblers. On Tuesday afternoon Aaron Kohn, as attorney for the gamblers, confers with the Mayor. Chief of Police and Board of Safety to have the prosecution stopped, the prop erty restored, the pool-rooms to close. Wednesday morning Aaron Kohn plays the double role at one and the mmt, time. In the Circuit Court the sgrcetneut of the ram blers to close up, on condition the indictments are dismissed, etc., is read, signed by their attorneys, Aaron Kohn one of them, aud then Aaron Kohn, as Commonwealth's Attorney pro tern., on behalf of the State, accepts the proposition and moves the dismissal of the cases, etc., and concluded the dual per formance by indignantly (?) de nouncing'the newspapers who had reflected upon his integrity(!) He is right. Anyone that dares reflect upon a lawyer who enjoys the especial privilege of acting as attor ney for prosecution and defense in a case at one and the same time and getting a fee from both ought to be indignantly denounced. And yet there are people who honestly wonder why it is the law and courts are not respected in this community. Notice the different methods adopted by the city government in the matter of pending claims. The corporations against whom the city had large claims were let down very easy, concessions being made in all cases. To offset this, according to daily paper reports, the city refuses to recognize the claims of a large number of street laborers, threaten ing them with loss of employment if they persist in demanding salaries they are entitled to under ordi nances passed by the Council, ap proved by the City Attorney aud signed by the Mayor. How would it work to hold up the pay of the board until its members respect the rights of the poor laborer? Bond Commissioner Fetter will not add to his reputation as a pub lic official by dismissing from office Jack Shelley to make place for his son, who lost out under Collector Sapp. Mr. Shelley is one of the most competent and popular men who ever occupied a place under the Bond Commissioner. Mr. Fet ter was placed there to serve the pnblic, not his immediate relatives, and the making of a political bucket shop of the office should be con demned by, the general public. During the next two months the Government expects to bring back to this country the remains of those officers and soldiers who lost their lives in Cuba, Porto Rico and the Philippines. Relatives who wish the remains of deceased soldiers sent to their homes will notify the Quartermaster General of such de sire. The example set by the great dry goods firm of J. Bacon & Sons in making this holiday season a memorable one to 250 persons should be followed by all our lead ing merchants and manufacturers. Walnut street, from Seventh down, needs sidewalk repairs badly. Here is an opportunity for the Board of Public Works to perform one of the duties for which it was created. Details are being completed for the annual meeting of the American Irish Historical Society to be held in New York City, probably Thursday evening, January 19 on It is remarkable how many men who never bet on horse races "just happened to drop in" to a certain pool-room in time to be nabbed by the police last Saturday. Deaths and sickness have been more prevalent during the past week than for a long time, grip and pneumonia having made sad ages in our midst. rav- Today will be celebrated in this city as flag day, in honor of the Louisville Legion's dead. Flags will be displayed at half-mast. "Must have the whole Johnson family," remarked an official as the parties arrested at the pool-rooms were giving their names(?). We wish our readers and patrons a happy New Year, May they all be with us for years ;to come. The statement is goings the. rounds that the Literary Committee of Division 1 will spring a. surprise on tlie members at the next meeting-of the divisioN. TfTrTtieaj be' held commemorative of n, and a. mod. eloquent bundle the subject. Mr. T. C. O'Bryan, of Danville, spent Monday and Tuesday in this city. Miss Laura Mackenzie left Wednesday lor fliadisonvine, ;wnere sue win visit friends. A Michael Ward, oj.Tenth nnd Main, is recovering from ajtwo weeks' attack of the grip. Mr. M. O'Brien returned home from the University of Virginia to spend the holidays. i Miss Etta Stoy, of Lafayette, is spend ing the holidays as the guest of Miss Katherine Harvey. J Miss Agnes Dugan has returned to St. Lou.s. after spending Christmas with relatives in this city. . 1 Mr. William Ryan, who has for some time been confined to his home with a sprained ankle, is again able to be out. Mr. and Mrs. John E. Foley, of In dianapolis. who spent Christmas with relatives in thia city, have returned home. The many friends of P. J. Donovan will regret to learn that he is seriously ill at his home at Campbell and Madison streets. Miss Mary Agnes Thompson, of Alex andria, Ind., is the guest of her grand mother. Mrs. William Kelly, of 1040 Fourth avenue. Mike Mitchell, the well-known Louis ville & Nashville swiichman, is reported as having nearly recovered from a severe spell of sickness. Misses Mary Sullivan and Margaret Sheehan atid Miss Mary Dalton returned Tuesday from Frankfort, where they spent Christmas. Miss Julia Doyle, of Jeffersonville, left Christmas morning for Memphis, Tenn., where she is spending the holidays with her sister, Mrs. M. Leahy. Mrs. Kinnarney, wife of Officer James Kinnarney, is reported seriously ill. This will prove sad news to the many ad mirers of this most estimable lady. Misses Tenie Clark and Jennie Scott, of Fairfield, spent ihe week here, visit ing their grandmother, Mrs, A. Mrs. Mollie Scarlion, of Indiana; is in the citv to spend some time v her brother, Deputy Sheriff Frank P, Carroll, at 2121 West Jefferson street. Mr. John Treston, a well-known mem ber of the Louisville Legion, residing at 715 Twentv-fifth street, is confined to the hospital, sufferijig from pneumonia Patrick Fitzgerald, with J. B. Speed & Co.. has been confined to his home on Lytle street during the past two weeks, sufferintr from a threatened attack of pneumonia. Miss Alice K. Mark has just returned from Siebersville, where she went to soend the Christmas holidays. While there she was the guest of her relative, Miss Mayme Seltzer. Mr. Joe Nevin, the popular contractor and former member of the Board of Public Work, has been confined to his home for a week with the grip. His friends hope for his(speedy recovery. Mr. Patrick Fitzpatrick and Miss Mag gie Fitzpatrick, of Bowling Green, have been spending the holidays with friends in Louisville. Miss Fitzpatrick is one of the best-known Vocalists in the Park City. Miss Sadie Harlan, of Paducah, who has been a frequent visitor to this city, and M. L. Hynes, of Little Rock, Ark., were married Tuesday morning. They will make their future home in Little Rock. Mr. Robert Mitchell, with the Illinois Central, who has been suffering from a severe attack of the grip, contracted while participating in the Legion wel come, is again able to mingle among his friends. Mr. M. J. Palmer has been unable to leave his home ,at Twenty-fifth and Bainbridge streets , for some time past. His many friends will be pleased to learn that he is improving, nnd hopes to soon return to work. Mr. Patrick Wliile, the well-known station master of the Louisville & Nash ville, has been confined to his home at 2515 West Walnut street, with a severe attack of the grip. His friends are hope ful of his recovery. Mr. James McDonough, one of Louis ville's most prominent young men, who has been studying law in Washington, D. C, during the past four months, is spending the Christmas holidays with his parents in this city. . TheAqunias Union gave a pleasant reception and musicale Wednesday even ing to the members and their friends in honor of the success some of the mem bers achieved at their dramatic enter tainment this past month. Michael Welch, iployed by the 1111- nois Central Conn ny, had bis hand severely mushed tv weeks ago while in the performance of duties. The in- jurd member is 1 well, and he will y 1 wsb be able toj Messrs. Joe McCarthy and Pat Burke,. connected with the I. C. railroad, at Twelfth and Rowan, have cone on a hunting trip to Shelbyville. Messrs, John Lincoln and Henry Snow will at tend to their official duties in their ab sence. Mr. Thomas Moloney, a trusted of ficial of the I. C. railroad, was the recip ient Xmas eve of a box of fine Havana cigars from his employers, in apprecia tion of his valuable services. Mr. Molo ney has not been absent from his office in ten years, holidays included. John Doolan, connected with the Standard Oil Company, who has been confined to his home on West St. Cather ine street for the past two weeks, suffer ing from an attack of the grip, has so far recovered as to able to be about. He will resume his position next week. The marriage of Miss Blanche E. Dugan and Mr. Clarence F. Miller is announced to take place January 17. The wedding is to be a quiet one, owing to illness in the bride's family. The bride is the daughter of Mr. A. H. Dugan, the coal dealer, and the groom is the -son of Mr. N. Miller, the President of the Nelson County Distillery. Police Lieutenant Henry Meyers en tertained a large party of young people Tuesday night at his residence, 2220 West Madison street, in honor of Ins daughter, Miss Arizona Meyers. Miss Meyers sang several catchy songs which were en joyed. A splendid luncheon was served at 11 o'clock, and the party did not dis perse until long after midnight. Mr. Peter Sexton, with J. Bacon & Sons', entertained his fellow-workers at supper Christmas night at his home, 917 Hancock street. A delightful musical programme had been arranged and was thoroughly enjoyed. The following were present: Clarence Riehl, Will Barrett, Peter Sexton, Henry Reitman, Henry Gutermuth, Chas. Riehl, Will Ditzler, Mr. aud Mrs. Wesch, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Bailey and Mr. and Mrs. Peter Sexton. Mr. Louis Heitz and Miss Lorena Knechtwere united in marriage Wednes day evening by the Rev. T. F. John, of the German Evangelical church. After a reception at tlie residence ot ttie bride, the happy couple went to their home at 1003 East Green street. The groom is the assistant foreman of the Courier-Journal, and one of the most popular printers in the city, while the bride is the accomplished daughter of Miss Nora Haueli entertained a num ber of her friends with a delightful euchre nt her home, 1843 Portland ave nue. Among those present were Misses Mollie Kelley, Katie Ash, Nora Haugh; Messrs. B. Flelschaker, Tom Mullaney, James Haugh, J. Slater; Mrs. J. McCul lough, Mr. and Mrs. H. McCullough, Mr. and Mrs. J. Hildebraud. The first prizes were captured by Mrs. J. Hilde- brand and Mr. Tom Mullaney. The con solation prizes were carried off by Miss Katie Ash and Mrs. James Haugh. Miss Mary Mack kept tally. The Cornia Euchre Club was hand somely entertained Tuesday evening at the residence of Miss Agnes Laven, 1712 West Chestnut street. Several hours were pleasantly spent in card playing, and at 11 o'clock an elegant luncheon was served. The ladies' prize, a handsome porcelain clock, was won by Miss Josie L. Godfrey, wliile the gentlemen's prize was captured by Mr. George A. Shea. Those present were: Misses Anna McFar- land, Lizzie Murphy, Mary and Nellie Long, Maggie Brady, Mary, Maggie and Josie Godfiey, Agnes Laven, Belle Ken nedy, Mary Kelly; Messrs. Geo. Flahiff, Otto Griggs, Wm. Phalen, Patrick Ward, Thomae Malone, Thomas O'Brien, James Brady, Thomas Fitzpartick, George A, Shea and J. Charles Obst. GAELIC GLASS. Its Promoters Invite All Hi bernians and Others to Become Members. All the details are being arranged for the formal organization of the class for the study of the Gaelic or Irish language. The books and necessary literature were ordered last week from the Gaelic League of .the United States and are expected to be here for the meeting, which occurs at Hibernian Hall next week. President Joseph Taylor, who is one of the leading spirits in this movement, through these columns extends an invi tation to every member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians of Jefferson county to be present at the meeting of Division 3 next week to witness and participate in the formation of the class. CATHOLIC KNIGHTS OF AMERICA. St. Cecilia Branch, No, 14, has elected the following officers for the ensuing year: President John Kerberg. Vice President C. N. Jacques. Recording Secretary L. M. Hamel. Financial Secrefary A. L. Richcy. Treasurer John Fackler. Sergeant-at-Anns Thomas Nolan. Sentinel Edward Kilkenny. Trustee John Schofield. The next meeting will be held at 4 p. m. Sunday, January 1. Thcmeeting of Division 1 was well attended Tuesday evening. President Edward Clancy was in the chair, and ad ministered the obligation to six caudi- n FRANKFORT. Interesting Batch of Political, Personal nml Social News Notes. Frankfort, Ky Dec. 30. The pri mary is over and Hon. South Trimble has been elected over Col. W. E. Thomp son to become the Democratic standard bearer for Representative of Franklin county in the next Legislature. Out of 2,100 votes polled the Hon. South Trimble secured over 1,400, making his majority over 700. He carried the city by seventy one votes, which was a surprise to even the most sanguine Trimble men. The city had long been ceded to Thompson by nt least 100. Trimble carried every precinct in the county except one, even Col. Thompson's precinct. Mr. Trimble now has over eleven months to make his canvass and strengthen his fences so as to have victory perched upon his banner November 7, 1899. Mr. Trimble claims that he will get a capital appropriation bill through, but those who have watched his course in the Legislature are not so sanguine of the success of his efforts, if he ever makes any in that direction. However, he will receive the solid Dem ocratic support in Franklin county, as he is the Democratic nominee. Division No. 1, A. O. H., extends through the Kentucky Irish American a cordial invitation to every Hibernian in the State and to all their friends in Frankfort to attend their grand ball next Monday evening, January 2. Fine music has been engaged and a most delightful evening of pleasure is guaranteed all who attend. A delightful musical programme was rendered by the choir of the Church of the Good Shepherd lust Sunday at both high masses. The altar was beautifully decorated with cedar, holly and mistletoe. A star formed out of fifty gas jets sur mounted the altar nnd presented a beau tiful effect. The usual large number of Protestants attended both masses. A handsome Christmas collection was taken up for the pastor. Messrs. Jerry Newman of Louisville, D. J. McNamara of Lexington, and John Meagher, Jr., of Washington, D. C, spent Christmas day in the Capital City. Corporal Andrew Salender, of the First Kentucky Volundeer infantry, is home from Porto Rico 011 a sixty-day furlough. An interesting meeting of the Frank fort Branch 83, C. K. of A., was held last Wednesday evening. After routine busi ness was transacted the following officers for 1899 were elected: State Secretary D. J. McEHigott was unanimously elected President, and it goes without saying that he will make the best presiding offi cer the branch has ever had. Pat Cole man, Sr., who has been Sentinel, was given a well earned promotion and elected Vice-President. Col. William Weitzel, one of the most hustling young n in the city, was unanimously elected rotnrv . -Air Wit7l will . tinclonht-. make a good successor to his prede sor. col. lonn limn, wno uas neen our efficient officer for several years. Mr, Henry Gobber, who has been President for the past year, was elected Sergeant- gt-Arms, while Capt. P. M. Collins was, after a hot fight, elected Sentinel. The branch should be congratulated upon securing such a cood set of officers for 1899. Division 1, A. O. H., gave a social to their friends Monday evening, Decem ber 20, to celebrate the six months' anni versary of the organization of the division, About twenty-six young couples and seV' cral married couples attended and spent a most enjoyable evening. A small but very select crowd attended the free dance at the Y. M. I. Hall last Monday evening, and all expressed them selves as having a very delightful time. The second series of euchres will com mence next Wednesday evening, January 4, and will probably be well attended. Mr. A. J. Gorey, of Paris, Ky., who is well known in Frankfort, where his brother, the late Rev. William E. Gorey, was rector of the Church of the Good Shepherd for three years, has been appointed distributing clerk in the post office at Havana. Mr. Gorey went to that city and found the post-office in a very chaotic state, and offered to distrib ute American mail free of charge. He was installed in the office by the Spanish postmaster, being the first American to secure employment in the public service of the Spanish Government. Mr. Gorey is a brother of the Rev. James L. Gorey, Secretary of the Diocese of Covington. The C. K. and L. of A. held their an nual election of officers last week and elected the following, who will be in stalled in January: J. Desmond O'Con nor, President; Henry Nichols, Vice President; Paul Jeffers, Recording Secre tary; H. F. Lutkenner, Financial Secre tary; J. T. Waters, Sentinel; Mrs. M. Dolan, Sergeant-at-Arms. The Frankfort branch now enjoys a good, healthy mem bership, which is increasing every year. D. J. M. THIS WEEK AT THE TEMPLE. For New Year's week the Meffert Stock Company announces one of its last season's greatest successes, "Little Lord Fauntleroy." This has been done in re sponse to a public demand for the repro duction of the popular play. Col. Meffert has secured Louisville's favorite child actress, Miss Stella Cuscaden, for the title role. The triumph she scored last season is too well known to need further comment. The play will be produced" with all the care that characterized its presentation last season. This ought to insure a big week's business for this pop ular house, and those of our readers who have not seen this play should take ad vantage of the opportunity. The story is to well known to require extended notice, blending as it does pathos and corned v in such, a manner as to male a most delightful evening's entertainment. John Hicker, at Seventh and Oak, en tertained a vast throne of callers. The bear dinner served by him proved a. most enjoyable affair. The Kentucky Irish American for $1! RECENT bEATHS. Michael Crowe died Thursday morning at his home, 107 Fifth street. He was well-known nnd leaves a large circle of sorrowing friends. His funeral took place this morning from the Cathedral. The deepest sympathy is felt for Mr. and Mrs. John Coleman, whose daughter Mary died Sunday night at the family residence, 1420 West Broadway. Her funeral took place Tuesday morning and was largely attended. Margaret Carroll, infant daughter of John and Annie Carroll, died Christmas day at the family residence, 949 East Madison street. She was a bright child, and the bereaved family have the sympa thy of their many friends. Dr. and Mrs. E. M. Stanley have the sympathy of a wide circle of friends in the death of their bright little four-year-old son, who died of pneumonia. The funeral took place Wednesday and the remains were interred in Cave Hill, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Davin, of 1825 Portland avenue, have the sympathy of a wide circle of friends in their loss of their little daughter Leona, who died Tuesday. The funeral occurred from the residence Thursday morning and the in terment was in St. John's cemetery. The death of Charles J. Connor on Thursday morning caused great sorrow in the community in which he lived. He was in the prime of life, being twenty-seven years of age. His funeral took place this morning foom the Cathe dral, and the remains were accompanied to St. Louis cemetery by a large number of mourning friends. Daniel O'Connell, whose illness had been mentioned in these columns, died Monday night at his residence, 1905 High avenue. He had been in ill health for some time past and bore his sufferings patiently. Mr. O'Connell was engaged in business at Fourteenth and Main streets, and was highly respected by all who knew him. His funeral took place from St. Patrick's church, and the large attendance evidenced the great sympathy felt for his surviving relatives. Miss Mary Hillerich, one of this city's most loveable and popular young ladies, died Monday at the residence of her father, J. F. Hillerich, 1925 West Broad way. She was in her twenty-second year. Miss Hillerich was a beautiful young woman, possessing an exception ally bright mind and was the favorite of a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. She was most nonular with thi imii players who have either resided or visited in this city, meeting them at the base ball bat factory of her father and brother, wnere sue attended the books and exer cised a general supervision of the office business. The factorv. 011 First strpot r all the players of the ' 111 wlinu. ent lerich will cast a grampmnwtirc Tbase ball fraternity. She knew all th'e'pfayers, entered into all their joys with spirit, sympathized with them in their woes and gave them words of friendly encourage ment. There was no one else like her." Her death is a cause of deep sorrow in the community and much sympathy is expressed for her relatives. The funeral took place from the Cathedral Wednes day morning, with a solemn high mass, after which the remains were laid to rest in St. Louis cemetery. TO BE PHOTOGRAPHED. Company A, Hibernian Knights, will meet at Phoenix Hill Park tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock in full dress uni form, for the purpose of being photo graphed. The officers request every member to be present. Should the pict ure prove satisfactory it will be repro duced in the Kentucky Irish American. The Knights are a stalwart body of men, and present an appearance that any com munity might be proud of. CATHOLIC KNIdHTS. The Catholic Knights of America, Branch 4, will meet on Wedneday even ing, January 4, for the installation of of ficers. The following are the officers elected to serve for the ensuing year: W. C. Smith, President; John Stickler, Vice President; P. I. Dowling, Financial Secretary; John Score, Recording Secre tary, and Thomas Feely, Treasurer. The Auditing Committee will make its annual report, which will show the branch to be in a flourishing condition. WILL RECOVER. Dennis Tangney, who is employed at the ax-handle factory, sustained painful injuries in jumping from a rapidly-mov-ing electric car on Oak street, between Sixth nnd Seventh. At first it was feared that the injuries sustained would cause his death, but from the latest re ports he is resting easy and improving rapidly, LADIES' AUXILIARY MEETING. An important meeting of the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Ancient Order of Hiber nians is announced to take place at Hibernian Hall nt 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. There are several officers to be elected, and the session promises to be an interesting one. All members are earnestly requested to be present. PLEASING FEATURE. Quite a pleasing feature has recently been introduced at the 9 o'clock mass at the church of St. Louis Bertrand, Sixth street, in the shape of violin and mando lin accompaniments. A sure sign of ap preciation is that the attendance at this service is becoming larger each Sunday. The Lawlers, at Nineteenth and Dun can streets, entertained a vast throng of friends and customers at their turkey dinner Christmas day. The house was taxed to its fullest capacity, but the Messrs. Lawler saw to it that all WOT provided for. The dinner was an ex tensive one, greatly relished bv ail who partook of it. "