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Klrby'l I and 10c Stl
Hold Tlielr Illennlal County Con.
ventlon and Kleet
William Connelly Succeed Coun
ctlman Thou. Dolan an
. President.
Resolutions Express Apprecia
tion of the Kentucky Irish
The biennial county convention of
the Ancient Order of Hibernians of
Louisville and Jefferson county was
held in Bertrand .Hall last Sunday
afternoon and was well attended, all
the divisions being largely repre
sented. President Thomas Dolan
occupied the chair and the proceed
ing were mostly or a purely nusiness
character. John J. Barry, of Divis
ion 4, reported the results of the
theatrical engagement at the Masonic
Theater, which proved a great suc
cess, and was tendered a rising vote
of thanks for his invaluable services.
The reports of all county officers for
the past two years having been heard
and unanimously approved, County
President Dolan announced that ths
time had arrived for the convention
and election of officers, and named
Martin Cuslck, Con J. Ford, John
Maloney and John Hennessy a Com
mittee on Credentials, when a short
short recess was taken. Upon reas
sembling this committee reported all
divisions represented by their full
quota of delegates, who were seated.
Other committees were then appoint
ed as follows:
Rules- Councilman Charles J.
Flnegan, Daniel O'Keefe, John
Maloney, John J. Barry,
aloney, Jonn j. Barry.
Finance Joseph Farreii, John'
Keaney, John G. Hesslon, F. J.
nesoiuuons iooma
James Welsh. Thomas Stevens,
imaV, ... t
The Committee on Rules -recom-
menaea me aaopuon or xne ruies 01
tne last convention ca w. a-
i 1;
reported the books and accounts of
chesty over til leralu uia roi
comments. Democratic precinct
captains and leaders can ably testify
that numerous, railroad employes In
formed them of the above fact tnat
they were supporting the Progressive
party only on account of Roosevelt
and that next year would find their
support behind the local Democratic
Another handicap to the Demo
cratic ticket locally was the support
of the Evening Post, this being the
first time in history they ever sup
ported a winner, and only here by a
close margin, while in tlje Eleventh
district their bitter opposition to
Caleb Powers gave him a handsome
victory. It la freely predicted that
If Editor Knott had not tried to
climb on the Wilson band wagon
early in the campaign, on second
thought he would have supported the
Progressives, and la now kicking him
self all around the editorial sanctum
on account of the credit absorbed by
the Herald for the new party's sup
port here.
The public aa a whole are not
sorry to see the shakeup coming In
the Custom House, aa that institution
has needed a house cleaning for
some time, certain officials using
their offices for persecution of those
who did not agree with them
politically or religiously. One notable
exception to that rule is Marshal
George Long, whose unfailing
courtesy to all classes won him
friends on all sides, and if put to a
popular vote he would be retained In
office by a handsome majority.
The vote in the school race Tues
day was a decided setback to the
Junior Order, Daughters of America,
Daughters of Liberty and other kin
dred organisations who were confi
dent of defeating Englehard and
Strother for re-election. William S.
Markolf, one of the Junior Order
leaders, in a visit to the Kentucky
Irish American office two weeks ago
boasted that they had the school race
wrapped - up for Bartholomew and
Zimmerman. Their aupport proved
deadly to these latter two gentlemen,
and it is believed that if the Old
Glory boys had kept hands off these
two gentlemen would have won
The air has been filled with 'the
lcud boasts and brags of the Bull
Moosers the past few days In regard
to what they would do in the local
election next year, but do not seem
to be taking into account that thfcy
hsve lost their most valuable asset,
. T-. l. I . nll..iK1A a .nn
as Roosevelt is not eugiDie xo run
In Louisville next year. The Demo
crat! will certainly ahatter their
fend delusions when the time comes.
Invitations have been issued for)wi,0 are jeft to mourn her loss. The
the wedding of Miss Lena Hill, the funeral was held Wednesday morn
accompllshed daughter of Mr. and )ng from the Cathedral with high
Mrs. Charles A. Hill, 420 South ' requiem mass. To the bereaved
Twenty-second street, and Arthur J. 1 father and brother sympathy is
Spalding, a prominent resident of extended. May her soul rest ln
Cox'a Creek. Their marriage
be solemnized with a nuptial high
roans at St. Anthony's church on
Tuesday morning, November 26, and
will be an event of Interest ln Ger
man laiaonc society cireiw. m
ceremony will be performed by Very . Joffersouvllle and New Albany last anj Clyde Graven had the afflrma
Rev. Moiislijuor Edward L. Spalding, Sunday were largely attended, and tlve, being opposed by Luke 8.
rector of the Cathedral at Alton, 111., at each the exercises were of most Cunlff and John Barry. The victory
a brother of the gioom. After the impressive character. ut to the first two, the ouly point
Madison avenue and Twelfth street,
which la being built under the
direction of Bishop Maes. The offi
cial home of the Bishop will be of
the Gothic type of architecture, to
harmonise with St. Mary's Cathedral,
which adjoins on the north. In the
rear of the office building will be
the living quarters of Bishop Maes
and his staff, the same being a sep
arate building. That part now under
construction contains a reception
hall, meeting room, secretary's office
and chancelry on the first floor. The
second story is partitioned off into a
chapel and library. The exterior will
be of stone, brick and terra cotta.
i. ti , 1 . i, i r-, l
oupieme rrwiueni atnoiic ivuignia
Chairman Tlerney Resents
Charges Against
While Instructing the grand jury
this week Judge Gregory cast reflec-
itions upon the police department,
which brought forth from Edward T.
- .. o ,,,,, , r
Safety the following response:
"Judge Gregory Is quoted as .say-
ng: 'I have been told as coming
direct from the po,)ce offlcer8 that lr
'they were allowed to do their duty I
gambling In a
ye ft , , th, u ,fh ,
nQ Uce oIflcer of whatever rank,
he any manhood in him, who
. . f , Ouo Ait
Capt. John Klrley. Fergus Ken-
rcdy. John Morris, John Maloney,
Tk.. Mt t.m, n'T.nn t
Thomas Callahan and John Kern
members of the No. 1 hook and lad-
der company, and Jack Dalton and
W. W. Woody, two reporters, had a
miraculous escape while making a
, . ),. w snrt.v t,iht Th
vv !
truck was answering an alarm txJ9
E'ghth and Chestnut. Morris was ?'e .f a
driving the horses at a rapid rate of aVnnV BU. "fJj f TJf
speed ionth on Eighth street and was . "e" l1 .C of Ah.e J ti'
half way over the intersection when .nc S&lnot every teMriptlon
hlt .v . -v w"i be found here, and as this Is a
WaPt 5o ?i- rJ h, K1 "no to Christmas articles
7 Jl Z w,fiJ f!t t tS ;ir "" U to this booth,
thought it would stop, as the siren . , j,.
horn and the gong were being sound- ' hL7"5 tak'ng I grea!
p'l. Motorman J. W. Stone states, it
Is alleged, that he did not hear the
.iiTlS!:! X!?!!fi!!:r
? .. . " . . C 1 7 .
, " " u1""CZa Z.K, .,T .C. ",ler. where Father Baxter and the
LI Ul IV WAS WIC, kcu an U l. lug UIVU
nffarart 1n1urli the acrldent nut- I
i ..11,. ...i.. .... ni i
ting the entire company out or com-
mission. Fortunately the passengers .
vl' "";,k..i ...T i
bruises, the vestibule being smashed
.hi ... nrn0A h., i
T v. - 1 1 1 1 1 . - -.'. jt
.1" .". ir'
. l.i,. '1 : L,l Vrv..i "rr.
'n.'"V" a J,"'""::'
who hope to be soon again at their
posts. The hook and ladder truck
was so badly damaged that it will
have to be rebuilt.
i Mary C. Sheridan
Called to Eternal
A hoaiiflFiil .ha.o.l.. wa. ..nllAjt
to her eternal home Monday morning 'appease the most epicurean appetite,
lr. the person of Miss Mary Catherine , Ice cream, cakes, sodas, etc., will be
Fherldan, daughter of Anthony J., served also. These ladles have been
Sheridan, freight agent for the, working sealously, and It la hoped
Louisville & Nashville railroad, who their efforts will not be unavailing,
died at her home, 221 East St. In connection with, the bazar there
Catherine street, of tuberculosis. will also be a general table under
Miss Sheridan was a niece of the, the auspices of the Holy Name men,
late Father John Sheridan, of Holy, wheels of fortune, and a variety of
i Cross churdh. She was widely
j known throughout the city and was a
.lifelong member of the Cathedral
congregation. Her illness was of
....... ... .
long duration, but endured with the
greatest patience and resignation to
the will of the Most High. Her
pieparatlon for the final summons
ud tbs fervor with which she re
ceived the sacraments of the church
will be a beautiful memory to those
The All Soul's day observance iu
ins I atbollc cemeteries or tn a cltv.
Is Not Scared by
Encroachments of
He Enlivened a Solemn Session
of the Free Hellgion
Itlshop of Chicago Lines
Whenever the Hell
There was a solemn session a short
time ago In Boston of the Free
Religious Association. ' It has met
annually for the last forty-five years
to persuade people to adopt a certain
set of religious views approved by
the association a proceeding not
precisely In harmony with the pre.
tensions of a society that calls itself
'Free," says the Brooklyn Tablet.
The speakers on this occasion were
the Rev. Charles W. Wendte, a name
only Indirectly American; Prof. Jean
C. Bracq, a Frenchman; L. P. Jacks
M. A., an Englishman -from Oxford
Rnahtnm T?llQtntn1oo a 7nrnnot rlon
' ........... j.,.,, u V"UL1
from Bombay, and Dr. Fleischer, "a
lanlritiinl an A mnral fnroa In Pnntnn
who complains that he can not get
the ear of the public. The morning
theme was "State .and Church in
All these gentlemen, so wonder
Fully qualified by their variegated
religiosity and the diversity of their
race, education, foreign impressions
and environment to legislate for the
religious moods of Americans,' were
anxiously pre-occupied during the
.meeting by the danger that w
nanglng in their Imagination over
this country, it was the clericalism
of the 'Roman" church. They were
convinced tht it hud dm-v deoi.
ion the Government. They saw the
shadowy spectre all over the land
and they were filled with the gloi
e8t forebodings for the future of
republic. The meeting, was like
spiritualistic seance.
At ,agt tnere came on the patforra
an orator from the broad and breezy
West, the Rev. Jenkin Lloyd-Jones,
,h well known PrnteRtant mlnitp
pari 01 me wmen
One or the leading features will
fce the Holy Name booth, where
' ;vern wul Pre8lae an
i"!6 bV C'f 8 of ,eare8t mfn
workers. Here there will be a mis-
C V. i ill i . .
"'?nf" f.'0" of .ar,tIc1?'
nvg'n '"J?,,!?8. "V16 t0
.f1'" -J?1' T"
!'Jn ranglng ln prlce
.rro D' . . , v
I Another interesting feature will be
A"!" i"CBDOU l" 'uu t8"
Mart At. will be the booth
of the Altar Society and Third Or
mKM . 1 1 1 ,,, . T, , , .
" wcl
'come ror those who will spend an
.-.., ,iv . v, . ,
r--'," -
articles, both useful and ornamental,
A .b . ,. . .
end at the prices marked they expect
to do a rushing business and be In
'he lead from the start. Here will
be found numberless beautiful hand
." - "e articles for the ladies.
Father Parrent will direct the
school booth and fish-pond, and It
is safe to predict this will be the
real live one. At this booth you will
oe aDie to secure anything from a
hoestring up. The young folks here
will have some surprises for their
elders and promise to be in good
place when the results are made
known at the close.
The married ladles of the congre
gation will have charge of the re
freshments and have arranged a
veritable Coney Island. There will
be plenty of refreshments, the menu
Including everything from ham sand-
Uflnha. a n A .Affa. tn a moot .Hat will
amusements that will repay a vUlt.
Catholics from all parts of the city
should attend at least one night, as
this promises to be the big fair of
the season.
Meld Sway at Meeting of
Mac kin Council
Oratory with periodical flights of
eloquence that would do credit to a
pelitrVal campaign made interesting
the nieetlug of Mackiu Council last
Mondav night, when the aiihtt't nf
municipal wnernhlp was debated
(,, ..,.t vr. n i
board the Caronia, and said tn reply
to an inquiry: "I am going to New
York prepared to challenge for the
America's cup, after discussing the
terms under the la torn t rules of the
American yacht clubs," The race, if
It should be arranged, can not take
place before next year, aa ten months
must elapse between the sending In
of the challenge and the race. Sir
Thomas Llpton'a three unsuccessful
attempts to carry oft the cup were
made In 1899, 1901. and 1906, with
Shamrock I., II. andjlll. respectively.
Since the last race a new code of
rules has come lntar force, and It la
to consider the effect of these In
connection with the, American yacht
clubs that Sir Thomas Is now coming
to America. ' .'
Col. P. H. Callahan Cho
sen National Vice
Members of the Louisville Paint
ni..L i t .
"uu "u " many irienas nere ana
lurouKii0ui xne country were mucn
S . .u i el,ea . newB
oamruay toai vou IT M. vauanan,
i icDiuciu ui me iuuiHviiie v armsn
Company, was elected Vice President
of the National Paint, Oil and Var
nish Association at' the annual con
vention of that organization in New
York City. The association is com
posed of practically all the paint,
oil and varnish manufacturers in the
United States and has between- 500lman- 1 reaa tnlB letter wltn reat
and 600 members. ! It Is customary
for the Vice President to be elected
t-resldent of the association the yearimenas to wnom l snowea it.
following his first 1 elevation. Col. I 1 wish to ca" yur attention to the
Callahan has been President of the
Louisville Paint Club for several
years, and his fellow workers are
elated over the additional distinction
that has been accorded him.
Will Dedicate Magnificent
New Cathedral Octo
ber ,37.
Plans for the dedication on Sun
day, October 27, o Denver's magnifl
cent new
Cathfdral are now
completed. The
remony will be
performed by His
Excellency Car-
dinal Farley, of N
w York, the mass
will be celebrate
by Archbishop
and the sermon
Pitavel, of Santa
will be preached
by the eloquent
Archbishop Gleniijip
of St. Louis.
of Cheyenne;
Bishop Scannell, if Omaha; Bishop
i-Uli,af Afnoitfa.r!aw. a'-ihan .Titian..
The great bulk of
his million
dollar estate Is bequeathed to his
brother, Michael Kallaher. There
were a number of bequests to Cath
olic churches and to charities. St.
Peter's Orphanage is willed $2,000;
St. Peter's church, $2,000; the
Sacred Heart church, $500; the
Home for Incurables, founded by the
King s Sons and Daughters, $1,000;
St. Joseph's Hospital, $2,000, and St.
Anthony's church, $1,000. To Mrs.
Fannie Patton, an aunt, Is willed
$1,000; to a half-sister, Mary Kalla
her Elliott, whose home Is in Louis
ville, the sum of $25,000; to a half
brother, James Kallaher, $500 worth
of real estate on McCall avenue.
Monday afternoon death claimed
Mrs. Mary Myhan, wife of John
Myhan, 207 East Walnut street, and
the news caused inexpressible grief
to her friends and relatives. Mrs.
Myhan was tewnty-one yeara old, and
besides her husband leaves one
child. Her funeral took place
Wednesday morning from St. Pat
rick's church, from where the re
mains were taken to New Albany for
John Axman, thirty-two years old.
an employe of the Frank Fehr Brew
ing Company and widely known and
popular, succumbed Sunday evening
to organic heart disease at the home
o'. his mother, Mrs. Frances Axman
Ort, 442 Fehr avenue. Besides his
mother four brothers and a sister
urvlve him. The funeral was held
Wednesday morning from St. 'Boni
face church, of which he had been a
faithful member.
Mrs. Julia Mills, aged forty-four
years, aiea eariy weunenuay morning
at her residence, 518 North Twen
tieth street. Four months ago her
husband died, and to the shock and
.. fr.llTXlTA.Tj 4. .f 1 T.11.ATT . V J
attack of pneumonia that caused her
Bud; limb ,j,.vjttuv. in ,,, u iv .
death. Mrs. Mllla was held ln high
esteem by her neighbors and waa :
ever ready to assist those ln need.
Surviving her are four sons and two .
aughters, The funeral will be held
this morning from St. Patrick's
John J. Fahey, one of the oldest
nd most highly respected members
St. Paul's parish, died Monday
fternoon at his residence, 917 South
lancock street. For thirty-two years
o had been a faithful and popular
inploye of the Louisville A Nash
Ilia Railroad Company, and the
news of his death was received with
expressions of sympathy for the be
reaved family. The funeral was held
Wednesday morning, Rev. Father
Thomas York celebrating the solemn
mass of requiem and preaching a
feeling sermon on death.
Rev. Father William Punch, pastor
of St. Peter's church at Lexington, ta
making elaborate preparatlona for
December 1. On that day there will J
be a celebration In honor of the one
undreath anniversary or tue aeuioa-
tlon of the old St. Peters and the
seventy-fifth anniversary of the editor of the National Hibernian and
preiiHiit church, vlcH was dedicated reading clerk of the House of Repre
on Sunday, Dec Y-r $, 1837. seutatives, delivered the oration on
From New Albany Attempts to
Engender Itellglou Preju
dice In LoulftvlIIp.
Employed by L. & X. Here Hut
Strh-tly Opponed to Foreign
Proves Good Foil For Evening
PoHt Editor With A. I. A.
The following Is taken from the
Evening Post of Tuesday and repub
, iished for the benefit of those who
may not have Been or hear(1 of ,t
: Vi i
a iiu a
'retttt and the Catholic Church.
Editor Evening Post:
In your "In Our Mall Bag" depart
ment, Issue of Friday, October 4,
1912, you printed a letter under the
caption, "The Tariff and the Woolen
Mills," signed by "Woolen Mill Fore-
I interest, especially your response to
8ame- lt wa8 also enjoyed by several
fact tnat yu evade a question asked
D' wooien miu foreman. me
gentleman asks ln very simple lines,
"Why don't you support the present
bill in congress to restrict immigra
tion? Why is it that Congress is too
cowardly to pass a stricter law to
keep out these 'paupers? Is it be
cause Rome objects to it, or is it
some other reason?" Also the
gentleman states, "My opinion is that
Rome controls most of the news
papers in this country, and also most
of the Congressmen."
t take it that the writer of that
letter by "Rome" refers to the
Roman Catholic church. Are you an
American newspaperman, as you pre-
tend to be, or are you submissive to
the will of the Pope at Rome, that
you dare not even hint at .Romanism
in answering a plain, straightfor
ward question concerning Rome?
In your response you refer only
to "foreign labor,") and that could
very properly embrace any religious
denomination. Yowl boast of a policy
of "public welfare,!" and I under-
ulund that. In mftiUl Ljili'l vn" will
, the Bishop and the clergy. Invitations
have been sent to all the clergy of
the diocese. The Very Rev. James
P. Cronln, Vicar General of the dio
cese, and the Rev. Father E. M
Hachmann, chaplain of St. Joseph's
Orphan Asylum, will be deacons of
honor. Following the blessing of the
building the entire body will return
to the church for solemn benediction.
An elaborate banquet will be
spread in the new hall at the con
clusion of the exercises. Covers will
be laid for 330 guests, who will as
semble promptly at 6 o'clock. Invl
tationa have been sent to Gov. Mc-
Creary, Lieut. Gov. McDermott,
Mayor Head and many other city and
State officials. Many men and women
of other denominations also have
been Invited. The Rev. Father
George Schuhmann, , D. D., will be
toastmaster. Frank A. Geher will be
among the speakers. During the
progress of the banquet a choir of
children will render patriotic songs
under the direction of Sister Mary
Gretchen. Miss Gertrude Simpson
will be the accompanist. Following
Is the menu for the banquet:
Green Turtle A L'Anglalse
Celery Salted Almonds Olives
Baked Whltetish, Point Sherly
Sauterne Potatoes Parislen
Braised 'Beef Tenderloins and
Mashed Potatoes
Veung Turkey Cranberry Sauce
French Peas
Brick Ice Cream Layer Cake
Rochefort and Swiss Cheese
Wafer Crackers
Demi Tasse Cognae
Cigars Cigarettes
Wtndthorst Hall was thrown open
for public inspection last Monday,
and in every way meeta expectatlona.
The structure Is two stories ln height
and la built of brick and iron, being
fire-proof throughout. On the lower
floor are three schoolrooms, a club
room, kitchen, with the boiler room
and storeroom ln the basement. On
the upper floor ia tne nan, wnere are
to ne given tne social ana eaucanonai
functions of the congregation. There
is more than 8,000 square feet of
floor space, with a stage at one end
of the hall. A gallery seats 100 per
sons. There also are a library, check
room and dressing rooms on the sec
ond floor. The hall will be used for
the meetings of the societies of the
church, for dances and other gather
ings. It Is expected by the pastor to
provide a meeting place for the
young people of the church. The
first affair to be given will
bazar November 18-23.
Monument to John Locke,
the Gifted Irish
The monument
In Calvary ceme-
bery, New York,
erected to the
memory of John Locke, the gifted
Irish poet and novelist, was unveiled
with much ceremony last Sunday
'afternoon. Patrick J. Haltigan,
Whallen" does not come from Rome.
It comes from the Democrats of
Louisville. It is based, as we believe,
on the saloon vote chiefly; on the
Catholic vote only aa it la a Demo
cratic vote, and on the organization
vote controlled by patronage.
It la noticed that he comblnea the
aaloon and Catholic vote, but neglects
to state that Catholics locally have
been driven unanimously from the
local Republican ranks, one of the
Republican leaders here, being David
B. G. Rose, business manager and
partner of Mr. Knott In the Evening
Post, and also official head of the
Guardians of Liberty In Kentucky.
The wily editor also failed to state
that not a single Catholic has been
given a place on the Republican
ticket ln the last several years, the
A. P. A. and Junior Order element
having almost autocratic power in J
mating rue nominations.
County President of the Ancient
Order of Hibernians.
Rear Admiral L. Young Is
Buried In Arlington
The body of Rear Admiral Luclen
Young, U. S. A., a native of Lexing
ton, Ky., who died in New York, was
laid to rest ln Arlington National
cemetery in Washington Monday
morning with the military honors due
his rank. The Rev. Father O Hern,
of the Catholic University, pro
nounced the last rites. A firing party
nf .snl'llpTi flrprt a voJlpv over the
,j . Li,
guiuttn juuuee 01 uiu oruinaiion 10
me noiy priesinooa. in ever aia sc.
Boniface church present a more
brilliant sight than at the Jubilee
mass, at which there was a large
gathering of clergy and a vast con
gregation. The venerable and be
loved Franciscan has spent this half
century ministering to the spiritual
needs of the faithful in the St. John
province. He was born In Olden
burg, Germany, January 26, 1837.
Coming to this country, he entered
the Franciscan order and received the
habit October 4, 1850. On October
9, 1854, he made his solemn profes
sion, and was ordained priest Novem
ber 7. 1862, in the Cincinnati
Cathedral by Archbishop Purcell.
He was Custos of the order from
August 6, 1879. until August 6,
1885. Until his transfer to Louisville
this summer he was for six years
past Guardian of St. Clement Con
vent, St. Bernard. Notwithstanding
his years. Father Lucas continues ln
the active aervlce of the ministry, and
is frequently called upon to deliver
sermons and conduct conferences for
the Third order. Father Gottbehoede
was the recipient of a large number
of congratulatory messages from
brother priests and others through
out the country.
Served His Country Well
and Now Rests In
Mator Gen. Robert Maitland
O Rellly, former Surgeon General of
the United States army, personal
plyslclan and Intimate friend of
President Cleveland, died Sunday In
Washington of uraemic poisoning.
Gen. O'Reilly, who had been ill tor
some time, waa born ln Philadelphia
In 1845 of a distinguished Irish fam
ily, settled ln the United States after
the Revolution. He participated ln
many of the stirring events of the
i.ation's military history in the last
half century. He was ln the civil
war as a medical cadet and saw hard
service in the Indian campaigns. Ia
the Spanish-American war Gen.
O'Reilly was Chief Surgeon of the
Fourth Army Corps. Gen. O'Reilly
was a member of the Evacuation
Commission at Havana and Chief
Surgeon of the division of Cuba dur
ing the first American occupation
He ended his active career as Sur
geon General of the army,
from 1902 to 1909. when
he was 1
retired with the rank of Major Gen
eral ln recognition of distinguished
sr-rvlces. The body of the dead sol
dier was buried in Arlington Na
tional cemetery with military honors
Tuesday morning.
On account of the many repairs on
Seventh street, south of Broadway,
the residents have been annoyed with
veritable dust storms daily, due to
a lack of sprinkling, and after several
Indignation meetings are undecided
as to mhether tbey will lynch Alder
man Joe Overberg or Couuellmen
Mike McDermott aud T. J. Morrow.
l . L
Ueelares Outer Covenant
Hluff Agnlnot Homo
Joseph Devlin, member of Pail
ment for West Belfast, who Is knol
to-. many. Louisville people, has wri
ten the following statement on
meaning of the Ulster covenant:
You ask me what Is the meanil
of the Ulster covenant and the pri
able result. It is meant to thrl
dust ln the eyes of the British i j
pie, to bluff them Into the noli
that the first consequence of
enactment oi uome rule win De rue
preparation of Carson and his fol
lowers to rebel against the authority
of the Irish Parliament -and tha
armed revolt of Ulster against any
attempt to enforce the authority of I
that Parliament in . that part of
Ulster where Carson's supporters
have the majority. It is an attempt
to overawe the imperial Parliament!
and to prevent the concession of th.
constitutional demand of the Irlp'
people for home rule. Public oplnl
Is too well informed and enlighte
in cngiana now tor any sucn atteil
to succeed. I
The Ulster ascendancy party I
made similar threats In the
which came to nothing. They threau
ened civil war if Catholic emancipa-1
tion was granted in 1829. Theyi
threatened to kick the Queen's crown
Into the Boyne if the Protestant
church ln Ireland was disestablished, I
and on practically every occasion -of Jf
reform their threats have been re-l
peated. They proved only to be idli
words, and there is no reason wh
the present threats should prov
otherwise. Civil war In TTIater wnnlil
mean civil ruin for those responsible.
The home rule bill provides for the I
continued representation of Ireland I
in rji 31
imu reuei.ui.eu ill nij Ca
I be followed by even th
in the disclaimer of ever havinar at
tributed any such wicked folly to
the Irish Parliament. All of the
home rulers almost stood aghast at
this tremendous withdrawal by tha
Orangemen and saw almost with
incredulity, though with unbounded
delight, the whole of the Orange
case laid in ruins by the Orange
The progress of the measure was
Interrupted a few hours on Wednes
day by the rather sudden change of
front by the Ministry with regard to
the Irish Senate, Premier Asqulth
substituting proportional repre
sentation (for the mere nomination
after the first five years of home
rule. Bonar Law insisted that he
bad not had sufficient notice and
demanded an adjournment, which
Asqulth was obliged by Parlia
mentary rules to concede. But when.
on Thursday night, Bonar Law had
thundered against this concession aa
worthless and the whole of the Tory
party had repeated these denuncia
tions, they refused to challenge a
division and amid the mocking
laughter of all the home rulers the
change waa made with universal aa-
ent. All of these events Indicate
that the irreconcilable hostility to
home rule, which the Orangemen
proclaimed with such a loud beating
of Orange drums, is breaking down
and that the home rule measure, in
stead of losing ground and being
battered by the debate, is making Its
way steadily and triumphantly and
xhat the bill will leave the committee
stage, which Is the most dangerous ln
the House of Commons, practically
I Next .week two sharp cornera are
,lo be turned. The first will come
, wnea rnmp anowaen, tne ungusa
Socialist, proposes female suffrage
, l0T ln m8n raruameni. out prao-
tically all the home rulers, including
even the female suffragists, agree
that this domestic question should
be left to the Irish Parliament. Tha
second corner will eome with the
proposal to give Ireland some control
over the customs. This proposal ex
cites some misgivings among the free
traders, and also among some of the
Scotch Federatlonists, who think that
this clause puts difficulties la the
ay of Scotch home rule later on.
But, though a group of twenty mem
bers canvassed these views, there Is
no danger of any split and the
proposals of the bill, when explained
and debated, will rally practically
every Liberal member.
Everything Is going splendidly and
Premier Asqulth, who looked very ill
last week, now shows a face of al
most boyish freshness and gaiety.
John Dillon has returned to the
House after bis severe accident, but
Is still weak and exhausted. Joseph
Oevliu still remains on the sick list.
The Kentucky Irish American had
as a visitor this week the Rev.
Brother Kevin, C. 8. C, of Notre
Dauie University. Brother Kevin
spent a few days here la the interest
tf The Ave Maria, one of our great
Catholic magazines. Before leaving
he expressed himself as highly Im
pressed with the evidences of Cath
olic growth iu Louisville.
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