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'ornerstone Will lie Laid For
Antnher Fine C'athnlle
Father Willett Kreetlng Magnif
icent Temple In the
ItiNhop O'Donugliuc and Many
Clergy Will Conduct
Tomorrow will be a memorable
day for Rev. Father Erie Willett and
the people of tbe parish of St James
the Apostte, for It will mark the lay
ing of the cornerstone of one of the
finest and moBt picturesque Catholic
churches in this diocese. This con
gregation, started only a few years
ago, has ontgrown the present frame
church, and will erect the new edi-
fice at the corner of Edenulde avenue
and Bardstown road It will be of,
Spanish-Gothic architecture, gener-l
r""ffc n'Zi": '
teenth century Cathedral of Sig'
uenza, and will cost $50,000.
At the ceremonies tomorrow after
noon BiBhop O'Donaghue will be
assisted by the Rev. John T. O Con
nor. pastor of Holy Name church as
UttBUUU, Willi IUB ICY. LtlCBimo DICJi
deacon. The cross-bearer will.be the
Rev. John D. Kalaher, pastor of St.
Columba's church, and the acolytes
he Rev. John T. Hill, pastor of St.
Ann's, and the Rev. George Weiss,
pastor of St. George church. The
Rev. Dr. Schuhmann, pastor of St.
John's, will be master of ceremonies.
The sermon of the ocacslon will be
delivered by the Very Rev. James P.
Cronln, V. G., pastor of St. Patrick's.
TV. .ai-irliioi will Viovln of A n'plnrk.
8t James church is being built In I
sn.ni.h Ronnouannpo tviA the .
exterior being principally of colored
enameled terra cotta and brick, and
will have a most harmonious appear-
ance from the color point of view.
Outside dimensions, 78x134 feet.
Belfry tower, 100 feet above grade
line. Inside dimensions of audi
torium, seventy-four feet from north
to south tiansep'-.jilanned "TTr) the
- - j.
inn vostiVmlR rtnrvrn ninety .
feet The principal arches support- uenasi ior some peaceiui cuy. ana u
ing the dome will be forty-one feet one took the decUlve step it is llkeiy
'above the floor level. Dome, f if ty- 1 others would follow. Such a devel
six feet in diameter, sixty-five feet opment would go a long way toward
high from floor to top of inner shell. putting out the fires of Orange hos
Chancel, thirty-five feet wide, twenty .tllity. .
feet deep, basilica style with dome Many extremists are inclined to
ceiling forty-two feet above chancel . cavil at the decision to limit the
floor . Ulster "covenant" to a pledge not to
Below the spring line of chancel, obey a Parliament In Dublin. They
dome and above the main altar will agree with the Saturday Review that
be placed seven windows in art glass "passive resistance is a poor thing,
of the seven sacraments in full view , Obedience Is respectable; rebellion
of moBt any part of the auditorium, is respectable. No intermediate
The auditorium floor will be inclined .course. is."
. .nnmnninn rail The com- But on the other side there is
amnion rail one step up from the
auditorium will be two feet high and ,
extremely open In design.
In the first story of tower Is
placed the baptistry with vaulted
ceiling and lighted with four appro-!
prlate size art glass windows, at Bide ,
of the baptistry the ornce. adovo mucn iun. n puuna . ,
the baptistry and office is placed the are only 800.000 men Jn Ireland al
music room on level with choir gal- together. There are not more than
lery In the second story above the 160,00 men In Belfast and the tour
loggia and vestibule is placed the northeastern counties whose Orange
organ loft with sounding board cell- allegiance can he relied on, but Mr.
Ing and a liberal size choir gallery. Lough throws in as many more, to
The confessionals are alcoved out-, Include the adult women and even
Bide of the north and south transept then can find no more than 300,000.
walls. The stations are placed In a ! As a matter of fact the last census
unit of seven each on the north and .returns only show 860,000 Prot
south transept walls, and can be seen estants In the Ultser counties all
from all portions of the auditorium , told, men, women and children. Take
without obstructing columns break- out the children and the Protestants
Ing the view. The stations will be who are in favor of home rule and
completed In iridescent mosaic glass. ' the Orange hosts don't look anything
framed in Soanlsh plaster renei oi.nae so lormiuauie.
architectural character.
Above the three cluster columns at
each corner of auditorium are placed
one quarter sphere shells twelve feet
diameter, base of which are to be
ornamented in angles In sculpture re
lief. The parts Bproutlng up from
the corners of these shells and up to
a point at base of dome are the most
Interesting features of this church In
terior, and due credit must be given
the Rev. E. E. Willett for his Ideas
in much of this work. In these
corbels or cusps will be placed the
emblejis of the four Evangelists, St.
Matthew, St. Mark, St. Luke and St.
John, in art glass Ugnteo irom Dor
rowed light by day and from indirect repaid for its attendance, the young
electrlo light by night. At the side of speaker's lecture being adjudged one
the emblems and adjoining the fourjof the best ever heard In Trinity's
main arches are built eight sculp- hall. His subject was "Plus X., the
tured angels of heroic slse, sixteen Pontificate of the Blessed Sacra-
feet or more from tip to tip of wings,
each holding a tablet on which are
Incised the Eight Beatitudes.
The Rlaht Rev. Bishop Maes, who
has been attending the EuchaVistle
Congress at Vienna, will sail today
from Antwerp on the Lapland and
will reach Covington about Octo-
ber S
The greatest Catholic event of
cent years in Kansas was the dedtca-
tion on Thursday of tbe handsome
St. Mary's Cathedral at Wichita,
erected at a cost of $160,000. Car-
din Hi Gibbons conducted the dedl-
catory ceremonies and Archbinhop
t:U-naon preathtd th tormon. There
were present five Archbishops, twenty-two
Bishops and more than a
hundred priests, all from different
parts of the United States, and Kan
sas Catholics witnessed the greatest
church dedication ever held in the
Sunflower State. St. Mary's, the
finest Roman church building in
Kansas, is built of granite and white
rock. A dome over the high altar
Is 180 feet from the floor of the
church to the top of the dome.
Was Anniversary Celebrs
tlon of Mackln Coun
cil Sunday.
Mackln Council. T. M. I., last Sun
day celebrated Us nineteenth annl
ersary In a most creditable manner.
Early In the morning the members
assembled at St. Anthony's church,
where an anniversary high mass was
celebrated by the Rev. Seraphln
Schlang, the pastor, and an excellent
musical programme rendered by the
Gregorian choir under the direction
of Prof. Kollross. Headed by Presi
dent IFrank Adams and James
Shelley, Mackln's first executive, the
many young men who occupied the
center aisle proceeded to the altar
and received holy communion, pre
senting a very edifying sight. In the
afternoon the members attended sol
emn vespers at St. Cecilia's and lis
tened to an Instructive and Intereet-
b Rev. Father Conrad,
acUng pJtor of that churcn Re.
iturning to the club house asocial
session was held, when every former
President was called to the chair and
delivered a short address congratu
lating Mackin upon Its good fortune
8d and it was no? until
... , tl,. h.nnv aoaomhlv
Working Great Injury to
Belfast's Commercial
Belfast press dispatches say that
however the Orange "covenant
works uit, one fact Is impressing the
business men of that Ulster city very
deeply. This is that the Orange
propaganda of opposition to home
rule Is hitting trade and commerce
very hard. It is even possible that
the economic" consequences may soon
put a period to the whole sorry busl-
ness of breathing violence against
N'atlnnnH.sm .and self government.
Some firms are considering quItUngT
great amusement over the exposure (
by Thomas Lough; the Irlshh mem- j
ber for a London constituency, of the
Orange figures. Their calculation
that from half to three-quarters of
a million "Covenanters" will take:
the pledge provokes Lough to poke
Hear Cnjoyabfe Lecture
Delivered by frank J.
One of the largest attendances of
the year was present at Trinity Coun
cil, Y. M. I., last Monday evening to
hear the lecture delivered by Frank
J. Martin, son of Attorney A. F.
Martin, and tbe audience was well
ment," and Mr. Martin's talk showed
careful study In preparation of his '
theme. President P. J. Bandmann I
occupied the chair and on behalf of
the council thanked the speaker for
the evenlna's entertainment. In ad-
'anion to the lecture three candidates
were obligated and two applications
received, all Indications pointing to
a big class for the Initiation on Sun-
day afternoon, October 6
Rabbi II. G. Enelow, late of this
re-jetty, began his work last week as
associate rabbi with Rev. Dr. Joseph
Silverman, of Temple Emanuel, New
York City. Dr. Silverman is the one
whose name was used by the Guard-
ians of Liberty, and which body he
denounced in a letter to Cardinal
CongreH at Vienna Attended ly
Thounand of Catholic
Splendid Cloning Scctaclc Wa
Named by a 'hilly
ArchhlidiopM and ItUliopM From
the I'nited States Were
According to Vienna press dls
patches the concluding festival ses
sion of the Eucharlstic Congress was
held Saturday morning In the
rotunda of the Cathedral of St.
Stephen. It Was attended by a great
crowd despite an incessant downpour
of rain. Several members of the
Austrian Imperial family and a great
number of aristocrats also were
present. The last speaker was the
Papal Legate, Cardinal Van Rossum,
who previously had celebrated Pon
tifical mass at the Cathedral In the
presence of an Immense congrega
tion. Emperor Francis Joseph re
ceived the principal members of the
congress at the Hofburg in the even
ing. The attendance of Cardinals,
Archbishops and priests at the con
gress from outBlde Austria is es
timated at between 4,000 and 5,000.
Among the principal representatives
from the United States are the Arch
bishop of San Francisco, the Bishops
of Milwaukee, Joliet and Covington,
and the assistant Bishop of St. Paul.
From Great Britain came Cardinal
Boprne, Archbishop of Westminster:
Cardinal Logue, Archbishop of
Armagh; the Archbishop of Aber
deen, the Bishop of Salford and the
Benedictine Abbott, Dr. Gaahuett.
Dr. Paul Pfelfer, of Vienna, in the
course of a discussion on the subject
of homes for theological students,
deplored the scarcity of candidates
for the priesthood in Austria and
Germany and the inadequate provis
ions for training candidates as com
pared with the excellent provisions
made for the students in the colleges
of the United States. The next
Euchnristlo Congress will be held at
Malta on April 24, 1913.
The brilliancy of the great, proces
sion concluding tne Tw. nry-nuru h
Eucharlstic Congress Sunday ' was
marred by a continuous downpour of
rain and a chilly temperature. From
7 o'clock in the morning until 1 in
the afternoon, when the Emperor
followed the Papal Legate, Cardinal
Van Rossum. with the host, rain fell
unremittingly, drenching many thou
sands walking in the procession as
well as thousands of spectators along
the route. Parts of the parade
showed little but lines of umbrellas,
beneath which tramped Catfiollc so
cieties, clergy, venerable Bishops In
full canonicals and othere, through
mud ankle-deep and under anch con
ditions that it was impossible to hold
the celebration of mass in the open
air on the top of the burger court.
The procession simply . paBBed
through the Helden-Platz from the
Rlng-strasse into the inner court of
the Hofburg, where the Papal
Legate, the Cardinals, the Emperor
and Archduke (Fran Ferdinand en
tered the Hofburg chapel and depos
ited the host.
The city was early astir for the
crowning feature of the Eucharlstic
Congress, the people beginning to
gather for the first part of the pro
cession before 6 o'clock. Several
hundred marshals arranged the va
rious groups, and the procession be
gan to move an hour or two later.
Only men and youths were permitted
to participate. Along the spacious
Rlng-etrasse the houses were decked
with flags and the route was lined
with troops. The miners from Tyrol,
In auaint costumes, headed the pro
cession and were followed by the
bakers' guild from Munster in pic
turesque attire. Then came the
various Catholic societies and the
representatives from foreign coun
tries in national groups, including
Belgium. Bavaria, England. France,
Switzerland. Spain, Albania. Hun
gary, Croatia and Bosnia. The lour
groups last named wore gorgeously
colored peasant costumes.
The second division was composed
of the clergy and Bishops and civil
authorities to the number of 10,000.
it was headed by the seminarians,
and these were followed by member
of the Relcharath. Provincial Diets
and the City Council of Vienna and
Government and municipal ottteW.
Tbe clergy, to the number of S.oou,
were in full vestments.
n-i,. ni.r rtivinlon. a mile and a
quarter in length, formed the last
part of the proceasion. The Emperor
drove in a magnificent state coach
of plate glass and gold, drawn by
eight horses led by grooms in black
and gold liveries from the Hofburg
to the Cathedral to attend the re
moval of the host from the high altar
ih tt coach or me
Legate. Privy Councillors anu i
hlnhfst officials of the court and em
pire went first In court carriages and
then tbe Archbishops and Cardinals.
The Cardinal Archbishop of Ol
muti, one of the wealthiest of the
Austrian sees, drove In a splendid
golden wagon built In tha reign of
Maria Theresa. It was drawn by six
Tine horsfs brought from OUuuts for
tbe occasion. Following these dig
nitaries came the Archdukes In state
coaches aud last of all the Emperor.
Behind the monarch roile the most
striking figure In the whole proces
sion, the Papal Legate, t'ardlnal Van
Rossum, hearing the hdfct. His car
riage was a ponderous gilded affair
specially built for the Empress
Maria Theresa. The monstrance con
taining the sacred elements was one
of the most costly specimens of
church plate In the emilre,
he (mil
i SM i
Massachusetts Millionaire
to Make Ireland tils
From Dublin comes word that
Harry Worcester Smyth, a Massa
chusetts millionaire, cme to Ire
land a week or two back to see what
the Emerald Isle was like. He has
evidently found the atmosphere, In
spite of its humidity, congenial, for
he has made up his mind to remain.
Harry Smyth is a "sport" and the
sporting Instincts of the Irish appeal
to him. He loves horses and fairly
revels in following foxhounds, a
species of sport to which the Irish
have always been addicted. He has
already been elected Master of the
Westmeath Hounds, a . post that can
only be filled by a man with a sub
stantial bank balance, a What has
surprised him most since his arrival
in Ireland Is the absence of the mud
cabin which he had leerned to re
gard as an Indispensable feature of
a real Hibernian landscape. The
popularity of his friend, Richard
Croker; is also impressing him. He
declares it will be his great ambition
to do everything in hi power to t-J
tract, as Croker does, the admiration
and good will of his - Irish friends
and neighbors. I
Henry G. and Catherine Bonn,
1707 Gallagher street; are mourning
the death of their infant daughter
Bonlta, which occurred Monday
evening. The funeral took place
from St. Peter's church Wednesday
Death darkened the - home of
James and Katie Glenn, 1220 Zane
street, last Sunday, when the soul of
their Infant daughter .- Cecilia was
called to join the angelic hosts. The
remains were tenderly) laid to rest, in
St. John's cemetery. - j j .
The funeral of Julius Sparrow
took place Wednesday morning from
St. John's church; - when Father
Schuhmann celebrate the mass of
requiem. Deceased (resided at 318
Baxter avenue and was held in high
esteem by his neighbors. He Ib sur
vived bv his wife, win' was Klir"t
Frederick Tillman, aged forty
seven and residing at 1325 Highland
avenue, died Wednesday morning,
following an Illness of three months'
duration. He was a native of Ger
many, but for twenty-eight years had
made this city his home. Besides his
wife he leaves ten children. The
funeral was held yesterday morning
from St. Martin's church, of which
he was a faithful member.
News of the death of George W.
Morton, the twelve-year-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. James Norton, 714
West Hill street, brought sorrow to
their many friends throughout the
city. Taken ill in April, the youth
was thought on th road to recovery,
when he suffered a relapse and died
Monday. His funeral was held
Wednesday morning from St Ann's
church, Rev. Father Hill officiating f
at the ceremony. To the bereaved
parents is extended heartfelt sym
pathy. Following an illness of several
weeks Harry Burke, son of Patrick
Burke, 1301 Highland avenue, was
called to his eternal reward Wednes-.
day evening. He was a most ex-1
emplary young man, popular and ,
widely known, and up to the time of i
his illness was bookkeeper for the
Louisville Tobacco Company. Be-i
sides his parents he leaves three sis
ters and two brothers, to whom their
friends extend sincere sympathy. The
f..n.i V ..Una ITriHnT mnrnlnff
irom Di. ongiu cuuau, "un-u
thronged by mourning friends and
Rev. Father Felten. pastor of St.
Augustine's church on" West Broad
way, arrived home last week from
Europe, where he has been spending
the summer. While in Rome Father
Felten had a special and private
audience with Pope Pius X., from
whom he received a special and par
ticular blessing tor St. Augustine's
congregation. Sunday he was given
a royal welcome home, the church
being thronged with his parishioners
and friends -from all parts of tbe
city. Father Felten is In excellent
health, and it Is interesting to hear
him relate his experiences while
Tbe Panama canal is to be opened
to traffic in tha fall or 1913. This
statement was made officially at tha
Navy Department Saturdays lth an
announcement that tbe Atlantic fleet
would be rendezvoused at Colon this
winter before the water is turned in.
The navy's estimate Is based upon
the latest reports from the army
engineers. The entire length of tha
canal from deep water In the Atlantic
to deep water in the Paciflo Is about
fifty miles. Its length from shore
Una to shore line is forty miles. Tba
estimated cost of tha canal 1
1376,000,000. The force actually at
work Is about 36,009 persona, aud
of these about 6,0 SO are Aiuerlcaua.
Doen ItfM-lf J'rnud in ICntertaln
Iiir Oemnerntfl of Ken
tucky, llrllllant 0M'iiiiiK of Campaign
In ItliK-tfniHM City Thurs
day. LonUville IM-Iiiocrnta Prem-nt In
lMtge Numbers KnthtiNlaN
tleally Received.
Democracy in all ts glory reigned
supreme at Lexington Thursday at
the opening of the State campaign,
and if there ever was a doubt of
Wilson and Marshall receiving an
overwhelming majority In this State
In November that doubt was dis
pelled, as Democrats, large and
small, from all parts of the State
gathered In the Bluegrass city to par
take of Its hospitality and hear the
doctrines of Democracy expounded
by State and national leaders, among
them being Senator Kern, Speaker
Champ Clark, Spnator Gore, Senator
James, Gov. McCreary and Lieut.
Gov. McDermott.
The speakings were preceded by a
big parade of all the different clubs,
among whom was the Mose Green
Club of Louisville, who were heartily
cheered along the line for their neat
and uniform appearance. The Louis
ville delegation was headed by Mayor
Head, Col. John H. Whallen, Frank
McGrath. Scott Bullitt, Al Emler,
Pendleton Beckley, Rush Watkina,
Judge Herman Gocke and Dr. J. T.
Chawk. Lexington did Itself proud
as a host, nothing being too good for
Its guests, the big barbecue contain
ing enough food to more than feed
the large crowd present. Twenty-five
thousand gallons of burgoo were
brewed under the direction of Gus
Jarbeau, In addition to the killing of
200 sheep and twenty-five beeves for
thp barbecue.
Chairman Johnson Camden and
other party leaders were much en
thused over the splendid campaign
opening and feel that from now on
their duties will be light, as the
democrats are unite.! In this State as
never before In years. Many of the
- waders laugh s.t Jth.e daily
n the QjOult'liJMtLrr
,- A
jl Tiff Trt)UlML,,UTT
strength in different parts of the
State, never allowing for the colored
brother vote, the G. O. P.'s main
strength, which all concede will go to
Taft, as the dark Republican can not
be taught to pass by the log cabin
Many of the Republicans who
espoused the Roosevelt cause, after
the Chicago convention are now
quietly slipping back in the Republi
can ranks, and when November rolls
around the Progressive party will all
be shot to pieces. It is doubtful If
they will have enough supporters to
furnish, a representative at each
polling place. In a measure the
Republican party Is Indebted to the
Progressive movement, as It served
to rid the party of many disgruntled
pseudo reformers, among them the
editor of the Evening Post, who is
the veritable old man of the sea In
local or State politics.
In the latest Issue of the Eliza
bethtown News Col. Harry Sommers,
editor, states that the Democrats or
Louisville In choosing their next
nominee for Mayor could do no bet
ter than select County Attorney
Scotf Bullitt, who Is popular with all
factions and would attract many in
dependent votes to the party. The
Kentucky Irish American Is glad to
ee its aurirestlon seconded, even if
It does come from an outside source,
as this very idea was printed In these
columns on November 25, 1911,
when probable Mayoralty choices
were being mentioned for Mayor In
1913. the Kentucky Irish American
stating that Mr. Bullitt was the
strongest man of all mentioned at
that time and that no Republican or
FuBlon candidate would be able to
ven make the contest exciting.
The Mackln Council Bachelor Club
will suffer a great loss Thanksgiving
day, for then genial Dan Weber will
lead to the altar Miss Julia Shaugh
nessy, daughter of Thomas Shaugh
nessy, 406 North Twenty-eighth
street, one of the most popular and
lovable girls In the West End. With
this loss the club now consists of
only three members Frank Murphy,
Charles Raldy and George Slmonis.
The lucky groom Is In the grocery
business with his father and Is the
possessor of a snug fortune. After
their wedding the worthy couple will
spend two weeks in Chicago, and
upon their return will occupy tbe
new and elegant home erected for
them at 2529 Slevin street. To them
we extend In advance our hearty con
gratulations. MADE LAST POHT.
Surrounded by members of his
family. Thomas J. O'Brien, on of ths
oldest and moat widely known mem
bers of ths Louisville police force,
was called to his eternal rest
Wednesday eveuing, after an Illness
of several mouths of dlnbotes. lie
was born here fifty-two years ago
and bad been a member of the police
force f'nee 1884. Twenty-nine years
ago Oi fleer O'Briea u&rrtwd MU
Nora Oarrahan. The celubrutioa f
their silver jubilee four years ago
was an event. Upsides his widow he
Is survived by five sons and three
daughters. They are James C,
Thomas J. Jr., Clinton, Cyrle and
Shields O'Brien, and MIssps Edna
and Catherine O'Brien and Mrs. John
Tralnor. A brother, win O'BrlPn,
and one granddaughter also survive.
His funeral took place from St.
Charles Borromeo church, members
of the police department acting as
Central Committee Pre
paring Tor an Active
President John Schalda occupied
the chair at the regular, monthly
meeting of the Central Committee,
C. K. of A., held on Friday night of
last week at St. Mary's Hall. Fol
lowing the routine business State
Secretary Meehan reported the pro
ceedings of the Henderson conven
tion as given in these columns last
Saturday. Spirited addresses were
made by Major Gen. Relchert and
President John Kenney, of the
branch In Jeffersonville. They
pointed out that it was now up to
the Louisville Knights to get busy
and do some earnest organization
work, as they had now in their midst
the majority of the oficers of the
State Council and a Supreme Dele
gate. Others spoke along the same
lines, and It Ib expected that a series
of public meetings will be arranged
for the near future.
The Central Committee held a
special meeting last night to hear
reports from the Jasper excursion,
which was attended by over 300 and
was in every way a success.
State President Appeals to
Hibernians for
Vice president Maloney directed It
well attended meeting of Division 3,
A. O. H., Monday night, when four
applications were filed. Following
the statement of County President
Dolan as to arrangements made for
the presentation of "The Confession"
the President named Secretary Tom
Stevens, Dan Dougherty, John Hes
slon and Tom Qulnn to represent
Division 3 and have charge of their
tickets. The division was notified
that the county convention had been
called fo".October 6, and therefore
Mnssr" ifffl'"1"" C-"in' George J.
Butler. Matt O Brien, Lawrence
Mackey and John Riley were elected
alternate delegates for Division 3.
Detailed reports of the State conven
tion proceedings were submitted,
after which P. J. Welsh, the newly
elected State President, was given a
cordial welcome. When introduced
he made a splendid talk, in which he
counseled unity among the Hiber
nians and asked for their hearty co
operation In making the coming two
years the most successful In the his
tory of the order in Kentucky.
County President Dolan, ex-State
President Butler, L. J. Mackey,
James Broderick, Martin Sheehan
and others were called upon and re
sponded briefly, urging all metnebrs
to work for their division and the
Will Become Active Teat
ure off Irish Athletic
In the Emerald Isle there are Indi
cations that baseball will soon be
come an active feature of Irish ath
letic life. Many young men who
cultivated a love for the game during
their residence In the United States
and have now come back home are
encouraging the practice of the
American national paBtime in their
respective districts. J. J. Flanagan,
the famous hammer thrower, for
merly of the Irish-American Athletic
Club, New York, is endeavoring to
popularize, the game in his native
Limerick. It is also making head
way in Cork and Tipperary, where
there are quite a number of returned
exiles. Hurling is of course the Irish
national game, but it is attended
with so many elements of danger
that only the most enthusiastic
young spirits care to follow it con
sistently. Baseball, like anything
else that contains a feature of
American life, will always find pa
trons among Irishmen at home, so
the game stands a good chance of
commanding popularity. Cricket has
no longer a following among the
young men of Ireland, while golf
and tennis find patronage only
among a select tew. Robert Burke,
of Nenagh, Tipperary, the well
known Ban Francisco man, is lending
his support to the baseball movement
in the South.
A querist asks what is meant by
tba Forty Hours. It Is a devotion In
memory of the forty hours during
which the body of Our Lord re
mained in ths sepulchre. When
properly carried out, it is a most
impressive service. It was begun In
Milan In 1534, and was Introduced
Into Homo by 8t. Philip Nurt In 1548.
It our non-Catbnllo friends will at
tend the Forty Hours they will find
the service most edifying and wa arc
certain they will realise that they are
tu the preaouca of Uod.
Are IteprotN That the (lovern
ment Will I May Home
t. of ;iudtu' Neat Show
Favor of People to
Will Iunm Through All Stage
During the Autumn
Specials from London say that in
spite of confident Conservative pre
dictions of an early appeal to the
Country, Prime Minister Asqulth Is
( oeiievea by his supporters to be
K.Mu...K ,or a general election at the
f . fc19r1f vrhere have been rePrt
that the Irish were beginning to fear
the Government would "dish" them
by delaying the home rule bill. But
the latest news Is that this la untrue
the Government beln UnrU,..
pass It speedily through the Com
mons. .They feel sure the Lords will
throw It out and by the end of two
years the Commons can pass It over
( their heads. But it will not come
. Into operation in that event hefnr
well on to 1915 and meanwhile the
election will have been fought, and
aided by the new franchise reforms
the Liberals hope to pull through
once more.
T. P. O'Connor takes a hopeful
view of the home rule situation. The
loss by the Liberals of Gladstone's
seat In Midlothian at rirst seemed to
be the greatest blow the Liberals
have received during the last two
years and dismay and rage at rirst
was universal, but a couple of days'
reflection restored their equanimity
and now It looks as if the political
situation remained precisely where
It was before. The chief reason fo-.
this restoration of equanimity and
courage Is the examination or t'at
rigures. The Tory represents the
minority In the constituency, for the
two progressive candidates between
them represent a malority of 2,400
on the entire poll. Both of the pro
gressive candidates, though fighting
for different parties, professed ex
act i-miaEC'llfJleBothwere
fa?orabIe to home ruleTtne' ERiir
Tfiurch 'dlsestablfshmentthe reform"'
of suffrage, free trade and even the
Insurance art, and all of these prln
cioles accordingly gained a majority
or 2,400. Even the Tories have
acknowledged that the whole fight
turned not on home rule or tariff, as
both of these nuestions were kept
deliberately In the background, but
on . the Insurance act. . Finally the
small Tory maioritv of thirty-two
was obtained by a tremendous rally
of outvoters who came from all parts
nf the world to strike a blow at the
It Is unfortunate of course that
such a defeat should come just at a
moment when the Orangemen were
rehearsing their theatrical demon
stration in the north of Ireland, and
of course thev proclaim the Tory
victory as a pronouncement by Scot
land arainst home rule, but this Is a
oalDable misreading of the plain
facts. The election deceives nobody,
and plainly the Liberals are not
shaken in their determination to pro
ceed steadilv with their programme,
and especially with their determina
tion to Insist on passing the home
rule bill through all its stages during
the coming autumn sittings.
Winston Churchill pronounced on
the Terr eve of the Midlothian defeat
one of his most defiant speeches, and
this represents ths prevalent mood
in the Liberal party. Chancellor
Lloyd-George during the brief vaca
tion spent many hours In preparing
bis campaign on land reform, whlcn
he soon will proclaim, and which
probably will rush to the front in a
few months' time as the most pas
Blonate and vital Issue between the
two parties. The Tories already
show extreme dread of this new at
tack on their privileges, and It Is
believed tbe Ulster campaign wl'l be
hurried forward, lest their adroit
and daring opponent should so catoh
the ear of the English publlo as to
submerge their provincial prejudice.
An alarm which was created among
the moderate Liberals by ths dea
that Lloyd-George would proclaim a
single tax gospel is disappearing, as
everybody now knows that Lloyd
George has no Intention of commit
ting the Liberal party to any uih
an extreme and Impracticable pol cy
In England.
The funeral of Patrick Burke, for
over thirty years employed as fore
man of a construction crew on the
Baltimore & Ohio Southwestern rail
way, who died Tuesday evening at
his home, 1928 Center street, New
Albany, took place Friday morning
from Holy Trinity church, of which
he was a highly respected member.
Mr. Burke was stricken with paraly
sis last Saturday at Deputy, Ind.,
and was brought to his home. He was
fifty-six years old and came to New
Albany from Cincinnati about twenty-five
years ago. Ha la survived by
his wife and eight children. They
are Charles Burke, f Louisville:
t.,i, Mrv Ann. Dennis. William,
Josie' and Daniel Burke, of New
Albany. IU also leave a eromer.
Uauiel Burks, of Lawreuceburg, Ind.
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