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Why rnrentu Should See Tliey
ArelSent to Sunday
School. Must Insist Tliat tlio Lesson Is
Studied During the
Priests and Teachers Untitled t
Practical Aid In This '
During the past few weeks the
Rev. Patrick Walsh, of the Sacred
Heart church, has called attention to
the resumption of the classes In
Christian doctrine and appealed to
the people of his congregation to at
least send their children to Sunday
school. It ought not to be necessary
to insist on the importance of this
matter in the life of the Catholic
child. But experience shows that It
is almost impossible to make some
Catholic parents realize that they
have a serious obligation toward the
Sunday-school. Bays the Boston Pilot,
. . -
editorially. The Sunday-school, after
all. no matter how well conducted It
is. no matter now euicieni auu
zealous the corps of teachers, and
even with the earnest co-operation
of the parents, is only a makeshift.
Consider the hours that are spent,
day after day, year after year, In the
classroom, to teach the child the art
of reading or writing or figuring.
And after many years thus spent the
results are not too gratifying. It
takes a great deal of continued ham
mering to fashion the rough metal.
And if one has such doubtful sue
cess, after daily effort, how can one
expect that an hour a week is going
to train thoroughly the heart and
brain of a child in the great myster
ies of religion? The Sunday-school,
with its short season and short ses
sion, is necessarily limited in Its
Religion must be made a daily ,
study. And here is the beauty of
the parish school, with its atmos
phere of faith, its daily catechism
lesson, its religious teachers. Other
studies are not neglected, but Chris
tian doctrine is given its rightful
study of Him should be the most
Important in the training of the
child. Hence it is difficult to under-
stand how Catholic parents can de-
prive their children or tne saving nved in the hearts of all who knew
Influence of the Catholic school. If her. Her life was completed if work
they can not give their little ones wen done constitutes completion,
the blessed privilege, they and the Her Christian life was beautiful from
children are to be pitied. But since itB beginning to its close, throughout
they are deprived of this special an the vicissitudes and sorrow that
help, their obligations toward the- Bhe met in the way her faith in God
Sunday-school Increases. The child never wavered. But she has left us
whose study of religion is limited to ana; today the autumn leaves fall
the Sunday-school is greatly handl-upon another graive that hides from
capped. And if so, then the opportu- our Bght ftu that is mortal of a true
nities of the Sunday-school must be an(j noble woman. She is survived
made the most of. To many parents by five eons and three daughters,
this has no meaning. They think Lieut. Edward McElllott, of the
they are doing their full duty when Highland sub-station; Stephen Mc
they send their children off to the Elliott, or Dougherty & McElllott,
church for the catechism class. They j undertakes; John McElllott, Mrs.
never see to it that the lesson is Jonn c. Sheohan, Mrs. Daniel Dough
studied during the week, never hear erty MrB Edward Callahan, wife of
the lesson, never interest them- Lieut. Edward Callahan, of tho Third
selves enough to consult the teachers district police station, and Misses
or the director, never make inquiries Nannie and Mary McEUiott.. The fu
as to whether or not the child is ad- nerai was held Thursday morning
vancing. ad was the largest that for a lon
How often a boy comes to Sunday-:
school entirely ignorant of the lesson.
The excuse freqeuntly given is that
he bad his home lessons to study.
Some parents are zealous enough to
watch that the evenings be given to
the history or geography lesson, are
. . T . 8 c"u e . this country in recent years, was fond
the full hour be spent at the music , f describing how he was "forced Into
practice, but the thought never en- g d ..
ters their mind to require that at 4K , , ,.. V,
Ittst a half hour should be spent the Av" Ma,rla' HU rad 0 Rom
,., ! ","k,iT was certainly an unusual one. ' Long
in getting ready the catechism lesson , , . ...,. ,
for the following Sunday. It 1. a .'0 1 ? ' ? 'JS
solemn matter. Catholic parenthood Jn Catholic the A. P. A. s declared
is a serious thing. Upon the parents I w on. nl nad e com-
rest the the tremendous obligation of unln at the altar ra 1 The more
giving their children a Catholic I dnlJ " hf mor repeated
training. To do this they must co- At length it occurred to me that
operate with the priests of the church which excited the hostility
church. They are not to take an f ucl men must De a very ood
Indifferent attitude as it the whole church, and that her doctrine must
duty were the priest's. It is not. be true if no weapons better than
He does his part, but he will fall forgery and perjury could be brought
with the child unless -he has the against them. I ami Indebted both to
practical aid of the parents. And so, . my friends and my enemies. iBoth
at the beginning of the Sunday-' have helped to bring me into the
school year the cause of religion will churdh. The friends led, the ene
be helped if parents will take as .mles drove, and so I got in sooner
much interest in feeding the souls of than I otherwise would." Yet an-
their children as they take in feed-
trig their bodies.
Sir Baden-Powell views with no
Inconsiderable amount of appre
hension the success of the Boy Scout
movement in Ireland. On his return
recently from his trip to the United
States and Canada he found to his
that the objects of the
English and Irish scouts were by no the bride of Robert Abel, formerly
means Identical. He discovered that , 0f this city but now of St. Louis,
while the British section were trua,iDa young couple had been sweet
and patriotic Britons, the Irish hearts for years, and their union was
youngsters were a band of young
rebels who cared nothing about the
military glories or achievements of
England. Many people besides the
foundnr of the scout movement find
it difficult to understand how the
Irish lads can be anything else than
trua Ilritnns. nut thm fact Is thev
are a product of the Gaelic League Following the ceremony the bride
and Athletic Association, an organl- nod (room were tendered a recep
tatlon that Instills Into their youth-Itlon at the residence of Chris Abel,
ful minds views and aspirations not 'where they received the congratula
altogether complimentary to Eng-tlons of their friends and relatives,
land. Their bands Ignore "God who wish them luck and fortune In
Save the King" and "Rule Britannia;" their new life.
indeed It Is this that has particularly
brought them under the displeasure
of Sir Baden-Powell, whose patriotic
sentiments were badly Jarred when
he found a squad of them marching
recently to the tune of "Oarryowen."
He questions their right to use the
title "Scout" and is said to be con
templating action to prevent it for
the future.
Will De Observed With Due
Solemnity at St. Lous
Tomorrow the feast of the Most
Holy Rosary will be observed with
the usual due solemnity at St. Louis
Bertrand's church, Sixth and Oak
streets. In the morning there will
be a solemn high mass and sermon
by one of the most eloquent preach
ers in the Dominican order. A spe
cial musical programme will be ren
dered by the male choir, while the
sanctuary boys will chant the re
sponses and proper parts of the mass.
In the afternoon beginning at 3:30
oMock there will be solemn vespers,
chanted by the male choir, an elo
quent and earnest sermon, and a
great procession In honor of the
Queen of the Most Holy Rosary. In
this procession hundreds of children
will take part, and fifteen young
ladles, members of the Blessed
Virgin's Sodality, will carry the Ros
ary banners. The October devotion
be(;an ,agt Tueday evening and wiu
conUnue tnrougnout the month.
Tii. a n ...
a kilo uciuuuu vuuniDin CICI J CTCIllllg
lf frgt ft br,ef lnBtructlon on Bome
myatery of tne RoBary. or tbe vlrtue
illustrated in the mystery; secondly,
Joseph before the Blessed Sacrament
enthroned for adoration, and thirdly,'
of benediction of the Most Blessed
Mrs. Elizabeth McElllott
Succumbs to Long
Mrs. Elizabeth McElllott, seventy-,
four years of age and one of the
oldest members of St. Louis Ber
trand's parish, was called to her eter-'
nal TeBt Tuesday morning following
an illness contracted four months
ago. Mrs. McElllott was the widow
of Stephen McEUiott, who has been'
dead for several years. Born in Ire.'
land, she came to this country when'
ja chi 1 d, and.Jor nHliH1? -ear8-I
she has tTeVn'aresIdentorT.Eis ify.
After a long, busy and useful life
Mrs. McElllott died as she had lived, I
honored, trusted and loved. She.
reared her own monument while she'
tlme has taken Dlace from St. Louis
Bertrand's church.
The late Henry Clay Dillon, one of
t Via wnndtt Hlut Ino-nlaViail ssn vart In i
other convert, when asked by What
books 6r by whose preaching he had
been Influenced to Join the church
replied: "By no books nor by any
one' preaching. I was converted by
my wife's practising."
Thursday a happy marriage was
consummated at St. Paul's church.
when Miss Frances E. Seivert became
not a surrrlae to their friends. Mini
Seivert was connected with- Kauf
man, Straus & Co., and Is wldoiv
known In East End Catholic circles.
The lucky groom left Louisville sev
eral years ago and now holds a re
sponsible position with one of the
lu,.aa nrtntln timmaa In fit T.milu.
Lou f Looked For Ulster lp
rising F.nds In Muff and
Orangemen Will Not Throw the
Crown the Crown Into the
IloKiie Water.
Sir Kdward Carson Is Evidently
Coming to Ills
As forecasted heretofore in the
columns of the Kentucky Irish Amer
ican, the much advertised signing
of the covenant of resistance to
home rule at Belfast last Saturday
ended without the necessity of call
ing in the police, or rather the
militia, which were on hand in bar
racks ready to put down any riot
started by the Oratigemen. The
good temper of the Nationalists and
the Catholics of Belfast prevented
bloodshed and, except for a few
bruised heads and shins which re
sulted from the display of a few
green flags after a football game, the
city of Ulster was as quiet as or
dinary. Orangemen did not go about
breaking the windows of Catholics
and there was more moderation dis
played than usual at an Orange gath
ering. This gives rise to a well founded
rumor that Sir Edward Carson, the
Unionist leader, has become heartily
ashamed of the spectacle the Orange
men of Belfast and of Ulster gen
erally were making of themselves in
resisting home rule through unlaw
ful methods to wit, attempting to
stiTle free speech and by destroying
the private property of their neigh
bors, to say nothing of their threats
to physically resist the acts of Par
liament creating a home rule Gov
ernment. Sir Edward Carson was
himself once the Chief Crown Prose
cutor for the Coercionist Govern
ment and earned his promotion
through securing the conviction of
Nationalist leaders for alleged of
fenses against law and order. This
gives him pause before endorsing the
attitude of the Belfast mob, and he
j lie ueuast demonstration loo it on
the nature of a quasi-religious move
ment, whereas It was expected to be
military and physically demonstra
tive. It is stated in the cable
grams and press dispatches that the
fact of the signing of the covenant
was made to be a religious obliga
tion had a restraining influence upon
the Orangemen.
Sir Edward Carson was the first
to sign the solemn covenant of the
Ulstermn, which binds them "to
use all the means that may be found
necessary to defeat the present con
spiracy to set up home rule in Ire
land," and also to refuse td recognize
the authority of an Irish Parliament.
He was followed by many men who
have become noted leaders In the
campaign against home rule, and
these were succeeded by thousands
of the rank and file of the Orange
men and Unionists in the northern
province of Ireland.
Religious services preceded the
signing of the covenant and services
of a similar nature were held in
many churches. -Undoubtedly the
arrangements which had been made,
whereby the signing of the document
was treated as a solemn religious
obligation, exercised ' a restraining
influence on the bellicose Orange
men, while the humorous view taken
of the ceremony by the Nationalists
tended to diminish their feelings of
A semi-military aspect was "not
lacking in the religious meeting, the
dispatches say. There were to have
been 1,000 guards of honor, but only
200 picked stalwarts showed up.
They wore bright sashes, acted as
guards of honor, standing around
the pulpit. The service was opened
with the hymn "O God, Our Help In
Ages Past," after which a short
prayer was offered and an appeal
made to the Almighty to "stretch
forth thy arms and help us in this
time of national danger." The first
lesson was taken from Isaiah, xxvl.,
1-9: "We 'have a strong city," etc.
The Rev. W. McLean said the Irish
question at bottom was a war against
Protestantism and an attempt to es
tablish Roman Catholic ascendency
in Ireland and to begin the disinte
gration of the British empire. In
the afternoon there was a march
past of the members of the Unionist
clubs, all in ful regalia, with bands
playing patriotic airs. Sir Edward
Carson and his principal supporters
reviewed the procession from the
windows of the Unionist Club.
Why a guard of honor should
stand around a pulpit while the Rev.
McLean was Invoking the aid of the
Almighty to prevent Ireland pre
sumably Mr. McLean's own coun
try from gaining its political free
dom is past understanding, but no
one pretends to understand the
cavorting-, of an Orangemen.
By no means was the Belfast dem
onstration anything like In Import
ance to what it was intended to be,
and the comments of the English and
American press are to the effect that
Ulster Unionists can not withstand
the onward March for home rule for
Ireland. In fact nearly half of
Ulster, Catholic and Protestant, Is
patriotic that is for the political
freedom of their country. As Mr.
William Redmond pointed out in ihi
dd rem in New York the other night.
only the Orange element In Ulster
and a few outside of this organiza
tion are seriously opposing home
rule. To say that home rule means
Catholic ascendancy In Ireland, as
Rev. W. McLean preached at the
Belfast meeting, is absurd. The fact
Is there Is Protestant ascendency In
Ireland now- everywhere. Although
90 per cent, of the inhabitants are
Catholics, statistics show that more
than 75 pr cent, of the official posi
tions areilled by Protestants.
To sum up: The home rule move
ment has nothing to fear from the
Unionists and Orangemen of Belfast
and outer parts ' of Ulster. Their
threats about never submitting to the
domination of an Irish Parliament Is
regarded by observant men as all
brag and bluster. When the time
comes for home rule, and that will,
please God, be shortly, the Orange
men will submit' because they will
have to do so in the face of con
stituted authority. They have no
moral ground to stand upon. Fight
Ing against the political ascendancy
of their own country they are not
respected by the men of England or
of any other country. They may
cavort around and threaten to
"throw the crown Into the Boyne'
and all that, but sensible men laugh
at them. ,
Evidently the first great Idea to
keep up the delusion of a grim, de
termined Ulster has been abandoned
and the reslstence hereafter will be
only for effect. ,
Miss Mary Corcoran .New
Leader of Hibernian
At a largely attended and en
thusiastic meeting of the Ladies'
Auxiliary, A. O. II., at Falls City
Hall on Wednesday night Miss 'Mary
Corcoran was elected. to the high of
fice of County President. Miss Cor
coran has served as President of the
local division for the past two years
with ability and success, bringing the
membership up to over 200, and the
honor was given her In recognition'
of her splendid services. She suc-l
ceeds Miss Fanny Kennedy, who is
now State President Another elec
tion will be soon held by the
Ladies' Auxiliary, when officers will
be chosen to serve for the next two
years. At the meeting Wednesday
night a novel plan was adopted to
increase the fund in the treasury,
which has been under a heavy ex
pense for the recent conventions and
parade. A movement was also start
ed to Introduce an insurance feature
that will be of great benefit to the
Lme labors, r. . j,- ,
Membership Dance Mon
day Nlffht Greatest
Ever Given.
The complimentary dance Monday
night for the members of Mackln
Council and their lady friends was
the most enjoyable ever given by.'
that popular organization. Dr.
Michael Casper and his estimable
wife led the 200 couples in a grand
march that was full of Intricate but
beautiful movements. Only a short
business session was held, but Presi
dent Adams cleared his desk of much
work. He announced that Supreme
PrpRtrifsnt Rnhert RnrkA wnnM hn
present at the next meeting and
urged all members to attend and'
hear hln. The membership contest!
led by Capts. George Thornton and
Joseph Buffehr. which is expected to
add between 100 and 150 to Macktn'sl
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iiiciuuei suii, niii ciiu m iiu k ii muta
tion and banquet on November 24. '
Tomorrow the literary society or-f
ganlzation will be perfected, and the
Entertainment Committee Is ar
ranging for a lotto and uchre party
in the near future. The Social Club,
which has proven very popular.
opened its fall series of dances with
a large attendance, and will give the
next one on the evening of October
The funeral of Patrick McCarron
took place Monday morning from
Sacred Heart church, Rev. Patrick
WaUh officiating at the solemn '
mass of requiem. Deceased was well
known and highly respected, and to
his bereaved wife many friends ten-l
der most heartfelt sympathy. Mr.
McCarron resided
at 734 South
Twelfth street. .
Stricken with appendicitis on Fri
day of last week. Miss Anna
Jeuneweln, the twnty-two-year-old (
daughter of Max Jenneweln, 715
Gwendoline street, succumbed Satur
day afternoon, and the sad news
caused profound sorrow among her
many friends and relatives. Besides
her parents she leaves one brother
and four sisters. The funeral serv
ices were held Tuesday morning at
St. Vincent de Paul s church.
The Jefferson County Board, A. O.
H., will hold their biennial conven
tion tomorrow afternoon at S o'cl ck
in Bertrand Hall, and In addition to
th election of officers will revise
several of the present laws no in
force in the county. Tho present of
ficers of the County Board ar
Thomas Dolan, President; John H.
Henuesey, Vies Fresldeut; Edward J.
Kelran, Recording Secretary:
Thomas J. Langan, Financial Secre
tary, and Thomas Walsh, Treasurr.
The committee In charge of tbi
distribution of tickets fur "The Con
fession," which closes tonight at tbe
Hhubert Masonic, will make a partial
report of the proceeds.
St. Francis of Itonie In Clifton
Twenty-Five Yenrs
Fatlier White and Congreirntion
Have Occassln to Jubi
late For.
From Its Small ItcKlmiiiiff Much
Has Came to Tills
' Church.
More than ordinary Interest at
taches to the celebration of the
twenty-fifth anniversary of the dedi
cation of St. Frances of Rome
church In Clifton, which occurs to
morrow, hence the Kentucky IrlBh
American devotes some of its limited
space to a column about this church
and congregation, which' it is to be
hoped will eventually have one of the
largest parishes and most beautiful
churches in the city of Louisville.
The principal services connected
with the silver jubilee of St. Frances
of Rome will be held tomorrow even
ing at 7:30 o'clock, when the Very
Rev. James P. Cronln will officiate
at solemn vespers, to begin at 7:30
o'clock. In the morning, at St.
Frances, the usual services will be
held at 7:30 and 10 o'clock, and it is
expected by the rector that large
congregations will attend.
The Very Rev. James P. Cronin,
Vicar General of the diocese, will
officiate at the solemn vespers,
which w.ill begin at 7:30 o'clock, and
will deliver the sermon. Father
Cronin, happily designed as the
orator for the occasion, because he
knows of the vicissitudes the pastor
has suffered, and who can spsak of
them intelligently, will say some
thing interesting.
Without making invidious com
parisons the Kentucky Irish Amer
ican can say that the Rev. Thomas
W. White is one one of, the most
popular Catholil priests in the dio
cese of Loulsvlll His engaging per
sonality makes Him friendly with all
and those who know him love him.
Father White, the accomplished
pastor of St. FrarV-es of Rome, fin
ished hi"! classical t' J'ca in Ireland.
He h NkoL
Preston PaTw. Jle,
Father White V. .-ev
idenced by the g48
professor of classiovSC Joseph's
College at BardstowiT in 1887. To
recur to Father White's work, which
is the main thing in this brief re
sume of St. Frances of Rome congre-
gatlon, it is interesting and impor
tant to recall that the present rector
built the church now in use and
has aspirations to build another and
much larger.
All of us are apt to forget the
vicissitudes which our forebears suf
fered in order that the faith might
be planted in the wilderness. . It was
almost in the wilderness that Father
White, in 1887, first established the
Church of St. Frances of Rome, at
Payne street and Cavewood avenue,
th-3 present beautiful location of the
church and parochial school. At that
time there were but a dozen families
who attended at St. Frances. At the
end of fifteen years there were but
fifteen families. Today he has
175 families attendant upon his
parleh. This Is wonderful work,
and must certainly be appreciated by
the Right Reverend Bishop and those
in higher authority.
A word or two about Father .White
will not be amiss. Finishing his
classical studies In Ireland he came
to America In his young manhood,
and entering the classes of St. Jo
seph's College at Bardstown ac
quitted himself with credit In philo
sophical accomplishments. His theo
logical studies were finished at
Preston Park Seminary. He was or
dained priest June 26, 1881. His
first three years In the ministry were
spent in the missions of Casey
county, and his labors there are not
yet forgotten.
In 1884 Father White went abroad
for recreation and study. Upon bis
return, in 188S, he was honored by
the R'ght Rev. Bishop McCloskey,
himself a distinguished scholar, in
being appointed to the chair of
classics in St. Joseph's College at
Bardstown. He filled this position
with credit to himself and to the
college, until he was commanded by
the Right Rev. Bishop, in 1887. to
assume the pastorate of the new
congregation of St. Frances of Rome.
His work there Is too well known to
dwell upon. Father White is a
gentleman of engaging personality.
Although he has labored long In the
pastoral field be looks young, even
boyish. He is one of the most" pop
ular clergymen in LouiBVille and
deservedly so.
Another International congress has
Just been held In Vienna by tbe Jews.
The press has bad very little to say
about It because a good deal of
secrecy was observed about Its de
liberations. The scope of the gath
ering was to study the already much
studied and debated and defeated
project of giving - a territorial or
ganization to the Jews. It will cer
tainly surprise our readers to learn
that the congressists after discussing
tbe merits, as new native land for
the Jews, of Canada, Brazil and other
parts of America, or Turkey ana or
Portugal, also considered the possl-
billtles of Ireland Ireland with Its
rich soil, Its mild climate and its
dwindling population! But there is
really no danger that Ireland will
ever become a nation of Jews. St.
Patrick may be trusted to look after
that and in any case the majority
of the Slonlsts have their hearts
ever fixed on Palestine and on the
rebuilding of the Temple of
Trinity Council Will Initiate
Another Class In
Trtnity Council hall was well filled
at the meeting Monday night and In
terest was taken in the committee
reports and the Membership Com
mittee's work, which Is being
crowned with most satisfactory re
sults. Some time soon there will
De an initiation, when a class or
forty will receive the degrees. Fol
lowlgn this work there will be an in
teresting programme and some short
talks from leaders in the Y. M. I. It
is also expected that Supreme Presi
dent Robert Burke and Supreme
Delegate Dan Hennessy, Just re
turned from the Supreme Council
held in California, will be present
Monday night and impart some inter
esting news to the members.
The committee reported that dates
had been selected for the fall and
winter series of dances with which
Trinity will entertain its members
and friends, Invitations for which
were being sought for in large num
bers. Arrangements for the opera,
"Dolly Dollars," were reported pro
gressing favorably. The cast and
chorus are now being selected and
when completed will surpass those of
former years. When the company is
completed the names will be) an
nounced and rehearsals begun. Trin
ity Council will be busy this winter
and will not overlook anything that
will provide entertainment for the
young men and women of the East
Meeting of Hibernians at
rails City Hall
Tuesday. (
President Martin Cusick was
greeted with an attendance larger
than usual at the meeting of Division
1, A. O. H., Tuesday night at Falls
City Hall, the session being a spir
ited and pleasant one. One new
mi'iiiiur naa slotted, malting-a
of about fifteen now awaiting the
degrees. James Doran and James
Dugan, who has been ill for the
past three weeks, were reported
to be in improved condition, though
yet unable to return to their duties.
Attention was called to the county
convention to be held Sunday after
noon at Bertrand Hall, and the fol
lowing were elected alternate dele
gates: Daniel McCarthy, James
Barry, Walter Cusick, Tim Sullivan
and Thomas Tarpy. County President
L-olan, Thomas Keenan, Sr., Council
man Charles Finegan and Thomas
Tarpy delivered interesting ad
dresses and commended the work of
the State convention. The division
decided to give a euchre and lotto
party in November, for which a nice
programme will be arranged. Thomas
Tarpy heads the committee, which
is composed of Messrs. Charles Fine
gan, Walter Cusick, Mark Ryan,
Thomas Keenan, Jr., David Whelan,
Will Kllkelly. Tim Sullivan and
Patrick Meehan. This committee
will soon announce the time and
place and issue the tickets.
On Friday morning of last week
death again entered the home of Mrs.
Josephine Deekln, 3415 West Broad
way, leaving the sorrowing family to
mourn the taking from their circle of
their splendid son and brother,
Theodore Deekln. His death result
ed from dread tuberculosis. At dif
ferent times along through the past
iummer he had been ailing, but not
In a serious way until a short time
his death. He is survived by his
mother, Mrs. Josephine Deekin,
three brothers, Henry, Joe and John
Deekin, and two sisters, Misses Ber
nardino and Josephine Deekln, to
whom many friends extend heartfelt
sympathy. The funeral took place
Monday morning from St. Mary s
church and was very largely . at-
September aviation activities in
Ireland have given a big spurt to
Irish enthusiasm for aerial enter
prises. Incidentally they have
brought grist to the mill of one or
two enterprising farmers. One of
the most amusing cases was that of
two aeronauts named Valentine and
Astley, who entered on a flight lor
an aero club prize from Dublin to
Belfast and back. Neither accom
plished the task, owlnz to gales, and
Valentine met such a culture or air
currents Just outside Newry, the
"frontier town" of Ulster, that he
only managed to land In a field with
difficulty. Then he hiked back to
Dublin by automobile to make some
fresh arrangements. When he re
turned next day to see after his aero
plane he found the farmer whose
field it was in running a fine busi
ness, though it was Sunday. The
machine was carefully shielded from
view by tarpaulins, and as local In
terest was great the farmer was
charging a nickel apiece to all who
wanted to examine it. When Valen
tine reached the gate the entrance
fee was demanded of him, too, and
it was only after full proof of
Identity had been given that he was
allowed to see his own aeroplane
Situation nt tlie Present Time
Favors the Ntlonil
Unless Serious Mistakes Are
Made That Tarty Will
Louisville and Kentucky Are
ot Longer Dehateahle
There Is less excitement or discus
sion in the present campaign than
ever before. Louisville and Ken
tucky is usually a hot bed of
politics, but In this Presidential year
the campaign seems to be running on
educational lines. In other words,
the voters are reading much and say
ing little. That there is interest in
the Presidential contest is evidenced
Dy the fact that the registration of
voters In the city of Louisvl'le this
year was nearly the greatest on
record. From outward signs the reg
istration was altogether favorable to
Democrats. The resultB. briefly sum
marized, were: Democratic, 24,471:
Republican, 9,947; Progressive (or.
Roosevelt), 7,813; Independent,
5,993; Socialist, 144; Total, 48,368.
A feature of the present registra
tion was the fact that women were
at the polls, and registered In order
to be eligible at the November elec
tion to vote on school questions. A
total of 11,736 women registered.
Although there was an active cam
paign for women to register the
question of suffrage for the gentler
sex did not seem to appeal to the
generality of women In Louisville,
and it may be said, without disre
spect to those who are advocating the
franchise for women, that the so
called "women's rights" does not ap
peal to the generality of women in
this city. Society and club women
seem to have had the call on the
women voters. However, there is
no denying that 11,736 is a good
showing for the beginning of women
As things now look on the surface
it is hard to figure how Gov. W'lson
jin, be beaten in this PrPnlrtoTiHal
o JtestTTlur rae'CaTL'flSlUU' IJ'LUl"
yet over. Preslednt Taft seems to
be gaining ground and Roosevelt
losing at this writing. President
Taft has the advantage of having the
monied interest in his favor. He
also has the army of office holders
at his disposal. Those who imagine
that Taft is a quitter will be grlev
iously disappointed on election day.
The trend, however, is In favor of
the election of "Gov, Wilson. The
common people seem anxious for a
change, and when this condition pre
vails money nor anything else can
change the trend. History demon
strates this. Of course Louisville and
Kentucky are not "considered de
batable ground in this Presidential
contest by any of the campaign man
agers. Kentucky will give its elec
toral vote to Wilson and Marshall.
In the city of Louisville the Demo
cratic political situation was never
better. Under the wise direction bf
Chairman Frank McGrath and his co
laborers the utmost harmony pre
vails. The committee is working in
harmony with the State Committee
and there is every Indication that
Kentucky will ro up the largest
majority In its history for the Demo
cratic nominees.
- Unless the Democrats make some
serious mistake there is no doubt of
the election of Wilson and Marshall,
It is being rumored that President
Taft will depose Postmaster Woods
In the next week or two and appoint
ex-Sheriff Charles Scholl in order to
strengthen his local organization,
Mr. Scholl being very strong with the
old-line Republicans and has never
been Identified with the A. P. A.
element in the G. O. P. ranks. Strong,
pressure is being brought to bear on
Taft to carry out this programme be
fore election.
The announcement of Dr. J. H.
Buschemeyer for Mayor, although a
little early, is only a forerunner of
the many to be made in the near
future, and from present reports
there will be at least three candi
dates in the field, Dr. Buschemeyer.
Owen Tyler and W. J. Balrd, all
strong men with large individual
The Right Rev. Bishop II. J.
Alerding, of Fort Wayne, Ind., and
eight residents of Mlshawaka, have
been threatened with death by a per
son who hat been keeping the malls
busy with messages directed to mem
bers of St. Favo's church at Misha
waka, of which the Rev. Charles L.
Stuer Is pastor. I( is earnestly hoped
the guilty will be caught and given
the extreme penalty for this das
tardly use of the malls.
T. Flnck Martin, son of Attorney
A. F. MaVtln and for some time past
assistant city ticket agent for the
Louisville & Nashville railroad, has
accepted the more responsible posi
tion of city passenger and ticket
agent with the Monon Route and on
Tuesday entered upon his new du- '
ties. Mr. Martin is a most energetic
and popular young man in railroad
circles, and his advancement meets (
with expressions of approval on all

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