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Libel Redecmablt at
kirby'i a and 10c Store.
Second aod Breckinridge.
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Monastery Where Negro Will
He Cared For to lie
Good Sinter Have Worked For
Seventy Year In
I.oulst ille.
. Infant Will He Tnken
In as Well iik the
Grown. 1'itM.
The Sisters of the Good Shepherd,
who have been performing a great
work of charity in Louisville during
the past seventy years, are now about
to begin a new undertaking, which
should appeal to every charitable
person in Kentucky, black and white,
Catholic and Protestant. Volun
tarily the Sisters have placed this
new burden upon themselves. They
have confidence in Divine Providence
and feel assured that their new un
dertaking that of building a mon
astery and industrial home espe
cially for the care of colored Infants
and colored girls will be success
fully carried out, though It will take
years of toil and much anxiety to
fully carry It forward.
The Sistera some time ago pur
chased fifteen acres of land on the
Newburg road, not far from the
Passlonlst Monastery. and there
ground will be broken next week for
the new monastery to replace the
pioneer convent of the order now
located at Eighth and Madison
streets. Thia latter has become too
cramped to hold all of the inmates
offered, and a new building and
grounds had become a necessity even
had not the good Sisters about a year
ago placed an additional burden
upon themselves by proposing to
take care of children of the age of
three years and upward. There are
quite a number of infants now in the
Eighth-street monastery, which has
a total of 160 persons including the
Infants. There is no institution in
Louisville to take care of Infant
negro children who have no homes,
and without any solicitation upon the
part of the public the Good Shepherd
Sisters undertook the work and now
propose to carry It out upon a large
scale. The fact that the Sisters are
to give especial attention to the
negroes, infants as well as grown
ups, must not be taken as an Indica
tion that the whites are to be
neglected. On the contrary, they
will be looked after with more care
than ever; in fact the Sisters will
have better facilities for looking
after the white females of all ages
with the blacks all to themselves.
There is a colored population of over
25,000 in Louisville, but' no one
seems to care for the poor negro
children of tender years. No one
thought of them until the Sisters
took up the matter, and they intend
to solve it. It matters not that less
than 5 per cent, of the negroes In
Louisville are of the Catholic faith,
tha C.ood Sheoherd will look after
them. At no time during the seventy
years of activity of the Good bnep
herd Sisters In Louisville have they
Inquired from those who knocked at
heir Von vent doors whether they
. Catholic. Protestant. Jew or
unbeliever. They rejoice to receive
11 vhn ara nenltent.
The convent of the Good Shepherd
at Eighth and Madison streets is the
mother house of the order in the
United States. From this house
have gone forth thousands of
penitents, and some have remained
aa inn as a half century or more,
one remaining until ahe passed
away at the age of eighty-three years
About a half hundred of other con
vents of the order have been estab
lished in this country and Canada
since the monastery at Eighth and
Vartlann streets was hullt and
opened on September 8, 1843. In
deciding to take care of the negroes
espocially the Sisters have in mind
tha admonition of the Superioress
flan Bra l nf the order, who. In ad
dressing the five Sisters who first
oam from the mother house at
Angers. France, said among other
"I need not remind you, my dear
daughters, to receive negresses as
well as white children, either as
nenltenta or young children both
for which Jesus Christ
shed his blood. Moreover, I can as
sure you, -negroes are susceptible of
great affection and gratitude."
The Sisters have done the very
best they could for the colored chil
dren up to this time, birt they hope
to do better in the future. They will
prevent many of the negro race from
becoming a menace to society and
will make those under their care
beeome useful citlzeus, teaching them
bow to save, their souls, and at the
same time learn how to niaks an
honest living when tbey go out into
the world. The Slstera teach the
little ones their lettere and the
grown ups various arts, such as
painting, uiubIc. drawing, sewing,
embroidery and cooking. There Is
no Idleness in the convent of the
Good Shepherd. After over 151 years
of experience in handling such un
fortunates the Sisters know that
work Is the thing to keep their uiluds
,.,. vil thluK. and work, work,
work ! their motto. It must not be
1 n furrMil however, that it is all work
,t mi Llav la the convent. The in
mates of all classes have their recre
ation hours with music, siugin
Hard Indeed ha been the lot of
the SiHtem of the C.ood Shepherd rlous members. The first was as
alnre they first landed at the Port- signed to Grand Knight J. J. Kin,
l.mrf wharf In Louisville nearly nd the next will be read by Owen
seventy years ago. They had no
home to go to, and were cared for
by the Sisters of Loretto at their
convent In Cedar Grove. When they
rented a house the landlord refused
to let them move In when he learned
the character of work they were to
undertake, to wit, lifting from the
mire of degredation women who are
fpared and shunned by society and
of whom our Saviour said:
"Neither will I condemn thee; go
now and sin no mors."
Of all the orders in the Catholic
church the Sisters of the Good Shep
herd undertake the most disagreeable
nart Accounts of their labors never
appear In the public prints. The in
mates are forbidden to give their
names to their fellow penitents, and
their real names are only known to
the Sister Superioress.
The work has always appealed to
the editor of the Kentucky Irian
im.i-linn aa helng heroic. Notwith
standing their noble deeds in behalf
of fallen women the Knownothlngs
insulted these good Sisters in iaft,
and again In 1894, during the A. P.
A fiasco, in the latter crusade the
editor of this paper was threatened
with a libel suit because ne De
nounced the lnsectlverous A. P. A.
cohorts who dared Insult these good
women by demanding admission to
their convent for a pretended investi
gation of their work. ....
It was the toresignt oi
saintlv man, Benedict Josepn r lagei,
first Bishop of Louisville, which
brought the Sisters of the Good Shep
herd to Louisville. While traveling
In France he had an opportunity of
witnessing their work at Angers, and
he Induced the Superioress General
to send five Sisters here. When the
good Bishop died he was ounea in
the graveyard in tne convent gruunua
and his remains reposed there until
removed to the Cathedral of the As-
sumption, me uounvinr O.c.o
n veneration the name or lagei.
Bishops Spalding ana aicvioskbj
also appreciated the work of the
Sisters, as does the present Right
Rev. Bishop O Donagnue. msnop
McCloskey visited the Sisters every
Sunday while in the city during his
lifetime and such was tne custom oi
his predecessor, Bishop Martin John
Mother Mary or tne uompassiuii
he nresent Superioress of the con
vent at Eighth and Madison streets,
and she has also undertaken the
work of building the new monastery.
The Sisters of the Good Shepnera
never ask for anything. They try to
make their work self-sustaining,
which they often do. but how they
are to build a new monasteryjwithout
more assistance than they have been
receiving is past our comprehension.
May success attend them, and may
the charitably disposed help tnem.
Nothing has been said In this
article about the Bank street con
vent of the Good Shepherd, which is
flourishing greatly, the purpose be
ini to draw attention to the ex
tension of a new charity Just about to
be inaugurated. To write or tne
work of the Sisters In Louisville
durlns: the seventy years of their
labors would require many columns
that would fill this paper, but from
time to time the Kentucky Irish
Irish American will call attention to
their work.
Named by President Tarpy
Tor the Current
With a very rood attendance at
the meeting Tuesday night. Division
1. A. O. H.. transacted much routine
business. When Chairman Thomas
Knenan outlined the programme con
templated for the County Board ob
servance or st. rairicn s uuy ui
division pledged Its earnest support
in mikt this vear's celebration the
best vet held. President Tarpy an
nounccd the following committees to
arve during his administration:
Finance Thomas Dolan, wuuam
Murnhv. David O'Connell.
Entertainment Walter Cuslck,
losenh Farrell. Thomas Lawler.
Irish H story Martin cubic,
James Barry, Daniel McCarthy.
Employment Anthony Tompkins,
John J. Keane, James Kllkelly.
Sick Thomas Cleary.
This division has made an ex
cellent beginning for the new year
and expects to double Its member
ship. '
Catholic News and Notes
rrom the Capital
The euchre-dance given by the
Young Ladies' Sodality or the
Church of the Good Shepherd was
the most largely attended social
function that has taken place In
Frankfort social circles this winter.
Knights of Columbus Hall was
crowded to Its utmost capacity and
a very substantial sum was realised
for the proposed new school lor boys
work upon which will begin in the
early luring.
At a recent meeting of the Knlgnt
of Columbus. Lecturer Henry Lutke
nisier reviewed the work of the past
year and outlined the entertainment
programme for 1913, which will be
similar to the ons Just closed but
with additional educational features
combiued with the social. Lecturer
Lutkemeier has arranged a series of
history sketches, which will include
a study of sacred history, ancient
aud modern history aud principal
countries of the world. These
kHtiliua have been divided Into
twelve papers, one for each tuoutb
and they have been assigned to v
Canty at the February meeting.
On Tuesday evening, February 4,
the last of the series of euchres and
dances to be given by Frankfort
Council until after Easter will take
place; and is expected to have the
largest attendance of the season.
The marriage of W. T. Collins, of
Frankfort, and Miss Margaret Gib
bons, of Louisville, was solemnized
at the Church of St. Frances of
Rome with a solemn high mass on
Thursday morning, the Rev. Thomas
White officiating. The bride Is the
pretty and attractive daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. James Gibbons, and up
to two years ago resided In Frank
fort, while the groom Is a leading
young business man of the Capital
City and a prominent member of the
K. C. After an extended Eastern
trip the happy young couple will be
at home to their friends at Frank
fort on Fehruarv 1. Their many
friends both In Frankfort anrf Louis
ville extend to them best wishes for
long and prosperous life of wedded
Pastor Honors Catholic
Knights With Visit Tues
day Night.
Tuesday night the members of
Branch 642, C. K. of A., were hon
ored with a visit from their Spiritual
Director, Rev. Martin O'Connor,
pastor of St. Michaels church.
Father O'Connor s visit was brier,
but he promised to return In the near
future and address the Knights. The
school hall was well filled with mem
bers and visitors from the State
Council and Central Committee, who
enjoyed the delicatessen feast pro- ,aviora 0f the country and they are
vlded by Henry Schlntzger. President bugv ne.noncng eacn other, the fol
Joe McGinn occupied the chair and lowllvK benjr a ,ampie taken from
called upon State Secretary Meehan the 0rrf clal Journal of the "Guard-
to lntsau tne oiiicers. wnen hub hhu
been completed stirring addresses
were made by State President John
Score, State Treasurer Harry Veene
man. Peter J. Dowllng, John
Schalda, President or tne central
Committee, and others, who pointed .
out reasons why Catholics seeking in-
surance should become members of
this order. The smoker and re-
rresnments mat iouowea oronsui lu j
Close a meeting mat win oe proauc
ve of good results.
Rector of American Col
lege at Louvaln Is
Coming: ' '
During the latter part of Febru
ary the Right Rev. Jules De Becker,
IT. D., Rector or the American
College at Louvaln. Belgium, and
professor of canon law, who is In
his country on a tour or the united
3tates, visiting his old pupils, who
are found In every State from Maine
to California, will be In Louisville
and Kentucky for a stay of five days,
dividing his time between Louisville
nd Covington. While in this city
Monsignor De Becker will be the
guest of the Rev. B. H. Westermann,
pastor of St. Mary's church on
Eighth street. The committee to
make final arrangements for his
entertainment comprises the Rev.
John B. Pelfer, pastor of St. Helen's
hurch. and the Rev. C. J. O'Connell,
pastor of St. Joseph's church at
Bardstown. There are eighteen
pupils of Monsignor De Becker In
this diocese, and all of them will
greet their former teacher while he
ia here.
Lexington Men Appealed to
by rather Clement
A large and appreciative audience
heard the Rev. Clement Bocklage, of
Carrollton, In a forceful address be
fore the members of the Holy Name
Society of St. Peter's church, Lexing
ton, Sunday evening. Taking for his
text the words of Scripture, "How
wonderful is thy name on earth, O
Lord." the speaker dwelt upon the
prevalence of swearing among men.
and the growing habit among youths
of the land to Indulge in blasphemous
language. He said that the purpose
of the Society of the Holy Name was
to suppress this growing irreverence
and to Increase the veneration or tne
world for the name of God. Father
Bocklage suoke of how the learned
men of the church had written of
the beauty and sweetness of the
name "Jesus." which In Itself means
mercy, and at the pronounclatlon of
which all beads should bow, and ex
horted the members to enlarge their
membership and to continue the good
work, which in the short history of
the society has had such a good in
fluencs on the members and those
with whom they associate. Special
music for the service was sung by
Miss Margaret Benchart, Miss Louise
Keller, Slgnor Amato and Ferdinand
Keller and the choir. Tfca services
were concluded wltH"'uedlction,
Rev. W. T. Punch officiating.
Koniv HornsC
Tomorrow morning the Forty
Hours' devotions will begin with
Imuresslve and beautiful ceremouial
at the hirh mass at St. Vlnceut de
Paul's church, Shelby and Oak, com
Ing to a close with solemn vespers
aud benediction Tuesday night. Spe
cial sermons will be preached by
eloquent priests at the night services
ou each of the three days.
Having Tron hies In Tlielr Own
Jtnnks While Trying to Save
the Country. ,
Kx-('oiiKrew.Hiiiiin Haines and lr.
Harnett Now Buy With New
I. A. Movement.
Latter State That Lodges
Guardian Are Hying With
Hrlef Sputter.
Readers' of the Kentucky Irish
American will remember the attempts
of a few bigots here to organize
A. P. A. branches under the head of
the "Guardians of Liberty" at
Scottish Rite Cathedral on May 23
last, with several of Louisville's
prominent Citizens being conspicuous
by their presence on the stage. Post
master Woods, Assistant Postmaster
Morey, Filmore Tyson, Rear Admiral
Watson, ex-Mayor Weaver, Andrew
Cowan, D. B. G. Rose, business man
ager of the Evening Post, who be
came the official head of the
Guardians in Kentucky, and others.
The speakers were Major Gen. Miles,
ex-Congressman Haines and Rev. Dr.
Barnett, a Philadelphia minister, all
taking a fling at Catholics as citizens
and the Catholic church. Now it
seems all is not peaceful among these
- "Members of the Guardians of
Liberty from different parts of the
field have advised headquarters of
the receipt by them of letters In
wnlch tfln names of Charles D.
Haines, Auguhtus Barnett and J. B.
cleaver occur as the promoters of a
new order based on secrecy among its
memberi ..This organization has no
relation to or dealings with the
Guardians of Liberty, even though
the names above mentioned are per
sons who have hitherto been actively
Identified wl'.h the Guardians. Local
courts should be on the watch so as
not to be- misled Into any confusion
on this matter."
In reply the Rev. Dr. Barnett, who
Is referred ; to above as Augustus
Burnett ..tnes. back with Qiejtollow-
ing not reoiy:
"Since November 12, the date of
mr resignation, I have been active
with others in organizing a new or
der, which seeks to remedy the fatal
defects of the Guardians of Liberty.
We have refused to admit certain
men, though they have applied, for
we were determined that the new
organization should have no wreckers
in it. Unquestionably this action was
bitterly resented, and I have been
expecting somebody to hit back. Dr.
Buck and Gen. Miles were fully
cognizant of my activity in this
direction. I want it well understood
that I am forever disassociated wl'
the Guardians of Liberty, since I ob
ject to my name, for which I have
more regard than my life, being
dragged through the slime of selfish
ness and treacherous Intrigue."
Dr. Barnett said that no action
probably had been taken upon his
resignation in November, but since
then he had taken no part at all In
the work of the organization. He
said: "I was compelled to take this
action for good and sufficient
reasons. There Is no coherency about
the order. Courts everywhere go to
pieces almost as soon as they are
formed. I have hundreds of letters
n my possession telling me of disin
tegration all over the country.
When a court In etttabUi.lieo' there Is
a brief sputter, and then the under.
Louisville people are anxiously
awaiting to see where D. B. G. Rose,
of the Evening Post, and the official
organizer of the Guardians, stands In
the argument whether with the
regular "Guardians" or the insurgent
Guardians," and whether the Ken
tucky courts are going out with the
brief sputter Dr. Barnett refers to.
Division 3, A. O. M., lias
Another Big Class
Division 3, A. O. H., had a big at
tendance at the meeting Mouday
night, when it was decided to ronfor
the degrees of the order on a big
class on the evening of February 3,
to which all Hibernians will be In
vlted. Division 3 will hereafter hMd
monthly initiations, conferring the
degrees on the first Monday nights.
It Is thought this will increasa the
Interest and help gain more mem.
bers. Lawrence Mackey was desig
nated to examine and prepare re
port of the changes made in the
State and national constitutions.
When the routine business had been
completed President Hourlgan called
upon a Dumber of those present, who
responded with quite interesting aud
Instructive talks. Announcement
was made that a special meeting of
the social club had been called for
Monday night, and from hints
dropped It will be lively aud of inter
est to the members.
But for the timely assistance of
Capt. Dan Kane, the well known
river pilot, there might have been
serious los of life from escaping gas
and flames early Saturday morning
at the residence of Mrs. Mary O'Nell,
2716 West Chestnut street. Miss
Margaret O'Nelfl was awakened
about 3 o'clock by gas and smoke
and succeeded In arousing her mother
and sister, who were almost over
come. Capt. Kane was attracted by
the screams of the women and ar
rived Just in time to rescue Mrs.
O'Neill from the cellar. He tele
phoned for the fire department and
then made three Ineffectual attempts
to rescue B. E. Clark and his wife,
whose escape was cut off by the
flames. Capt. Kane was overcome
by the smoke and fumes and had to
be carried into the open air after the
firemen reached the scene. Physi
cians were summoned and the victims
soon recovered. The O'Neill home
was damaged to the extent of $1,500.
Capt. Kane's friends say he deserves
a Carnegie hero medal.
Throughout World to Hon
or Frederic Oianum'i
The movement for the celebration
on April 23 next of the centenary of
Frederic Ozanum Is becoming gen
eral on the Continent. In Milan,
where he was born, a special commit
tee which has been appointed to
promote It, has decided to brln,? out
a cheap edition of his life, and In
Paris, where through his activity and
his fearless devotion to the faith his
influence became so powerful for
good, the Catholics are taking ateps
to make the commemoration worthy
of the man. The English-speaking
people are about to enter Into rivalry
with the foreigners In paying tri
butes to Ozanjim's memory. Nothing
could he better than that adopted at
Milan for making his lif better
known and the stimulus of his ex
ample more widely felt by the rising
generation should be Initiated by gls
admirers. The world needs today as
it did in his life-time lay apostles
governed by the spirit that animated
htm. Too often there is ground now
for saying what was said to those
around him before he founded the
Society of St. Vincent de Paul. "You
are full of talk and theory, but there
It ends." Ozanum was no mere
theorist. He was essentially practi
cal and was ready to make any sacri
fice In order that Catholic ideals
might be realized.
nterest Increasing In Pro-
"''"posed ' Gymnasium" '
Another large attendance and
good receipts marked the meeting of
Mackln Council this week, wnen two
more applications were received and
the sick members were reported im
proving. So great has become the
interest in the proposition to ouua
a gymnasium that Its conlsderatlon
has been made a special order for the
first meeting in February. In this
connection Louis J. Klefer, physical
Instructor for the gymnasium class.
called upon those who desire to par
ticipate in the March athletic meet
and carnival at the Armory to report
within the next few days. For next
Monday night the Literary Society
has arranged a debate that will prove
Interesting, and In addition James
Shelley will relate his experiences
during twenty years as a salesman on
the road. The social club announces
that the last of its winter series oi
dances would take place on January
30 when all members and inetr
friends would be welcome. During
the evening a number of members
suggested that a movement be In
augurated for a Joint initiation by
Unity, Trinity and Mackln, the three
Falls Cities councils, at a aaie io
selected after Easter.
Sends Congratulations to
Supporters of Home
Rule Bill.
A resolution congratulating the
British House of Commons and the
Irish people on the passage of the
the Irish home rule bill by the Houbb
of Commons was Introduced In the
House Friday by Representative
r.ondwln. of Arkansas. The resold
tlon declared that Irish "struggles
for freedom have appealed to all
trim Americans, who love freedom;
congratulated the people of Ireland
anl the House of Commons upon the
nuuaaaa o r the home rule bill. The
Secretary of State was directed to
forward copies of the resolution to
Premier Asqulth, John K. Redmond
and Augustine Blrrell, Chief Secre
tary for Ireland. A cablegram was
mant hr Rnnreaent at 1 ve Donohoe, of
Pennsylvania, to John E. Redmond
the Irish leader, congratulating him
tnr "frtanda of Ireland in the Ameri
can Congress" upon the passage of
the bill.
Several important 'changes were
made in the police department this
nast week, and as stated Dy inair
man Edward Tlerney, of ths Board of
Safetv. and Chief of Police Llndsey
were principally for ths good of the
service, chiefly on the principle that
a chinis In surroundings aud ioc
tlon have a beneficial effect ou the
men, this system being adapted by
evrv Dromlueut police department
In the country. Capt. Frauk Port
man of tha Central district, ex-
changed places with Capt. Michael
Hogan, of the Seventh, while Ser
geant Pat Mullen was promoted to
Lieutenant vice Lieut. James
Gardner, resigned. Patrolmen John
Ridge and Tim Stone were made
Sergeants to fill the vacancies cre
ated, these appointments being pleas
ing to their many friends, who know
them to be efficient in, their duty. In
spite of the attempts of the Herald
and Post to magnify minor' troubles
In the department, there la no deny
In? the fact that the present police
force Is in line with Mayor Head's
.plendld administration, the best In
the history of Louisville.
Y. M. I.
Splendid Initiation and
Banquet In New Al
bany Sunday.
I'nlty Council, Y. M. I., of New
Albany, had a gala day Sunday, when
twenty-five young men were received
Into membership. The hall was
thronged with the manhood of New
Albany, and In addition Mackln and
Trinity Councils, of Louisville, were
represented by large numbers. With
this class Unity Council now take
the lead In Indiana. The initiatory
ceremonies were conducted by the
Louisville degree team, composed of
W. A. Link, George Thornton, Dan J
Hennessy and J. Robert Muhs, who
gave the best exemplification ever
witnessed by Unity Council. Follow
ing the Initiation there was an
elaborate and enjoyable banquet at
the Tavern Hotel, presided over by
John Pontrich as toast master. The
Invocation was offered by the Rev.
Father Charles Curran, of Holy
Trinity, and among the number who
responded to toasts were the Rev.
Father Selbertz, of St. Mary's;
Supreme President Robert T. Burke
and ex-President Fred iRelsz. Unity
Council Is now contemplating im
provements to its property that will
cost not less than $12,000.
Chlcagoana Will Revolu
tionize Industry In
Irish Pork.
A syndicate headed by a couple of
Chicago men is in process of forma
tion in the West of Ireland,1 which, it
is believed, will go far to revolution
ize the Irish pork industry in Great
Britain. The men in question are
George J. Coleman and Edward C.
McDonald, who claim to have quite a
unlnue experience of the business
gathered in the Chicago stockyards
continent. The scene of
their operations will be the city of
Galway, where they propose to set
up a modernly equipped factory
which will be capable of handling
anything from 70,000 to 80,000 pigs
annually, and the main object will
be cheap and rapid production, which
will have the effect of considerably
reducing the price. The promoters of
the scheme have been trying for a
long time to understand the eco
nomic considerations that prompt
the Irish people to send their pork
and bacon abroad, while they an
nually Import thousands of tons of
meat from the United States and
other places. The experiment of en
deavortng to keep Irish bacon In the
land of Its origin and oust the for
eign product will be watched with
some anxiety by the Irish industrial
Who Wl 11 Be the first Mem
ber of Irish Sen
ate. From Dublin comes Intelligence
that a new kind of guessing game Is
tn considerable favor Just now with
the most eminent politicians. The
problem ia to indicate who are the
distinguished forty that will, when
the home rule bill comes Into opera
tlon, be chosen as the first members
of the Irish Senate. Of course you
Inevitably select the men that repre
sent your shade or thought, and
some lively arguments arise when
you chance to ".butt In" against
strong partisans of eminent nobodies
who seem to retain a lot or Insignifi
cant people up and down the country
to give tongue to their praise. Most
people here, however, believe that
the following names figure on the
Government's provisional list of
men suitable to serve In the Irish
upper house: Cardinal Logue, tha
Bishop of Kapboe, Earl or Dunraven,
Lord Castleton, Lord Plrrie, the
President of Maynooth, Lord Mc
Donnell, John Redmond, William
Redmond, the Very Rev. James Red
mond. 8. J., John Dillon, T. W. Rus
sell, Joseph Devlin. Sir E. Esmonds,
L. Glnnell, k. Lynch. Patrick O'Brien
and J. G. 8wlft McNeil.
Miss Mary Boyle O'Reilly, who ap
peared before a Congressional inves
tigation committee last week in
Washington, though still young In
years and In face and heart. Is gray
in useful action. Her name Is the
best known Irish-American name in
New England. It gives her entre
alike la the exclusive Back Bay of
Boston, lu the offices of Governors,
Senators and Presidents, among phil
anthropists, editors aud social woik
ers. in factories and in prisons. This
brilliant woman is the daughter of
John Boyle O'Keilly, tha famous
Irish patriot and poet, Imprisoned
aud exiled for his efforts to free Ire
laud, and revered as one of the gr-.at
names of Boston.
Wan laiij(c of Home Hule Itlll
and HIk lrlh Vic
tory. tireater Majority For the Plan
Than Had Keen
l ister' IMea to H. iiPft
of Parliament Will
The third, reading of the hm.
rule bill went ntr m
ilium tri
umphantly than tlio mn.. i.
1 a aa.wcn, DailKUlllU
had expected. There was only a
'najorlty i the Ministerial
coalition of 106 and the lar.o.f
majority anticipated
ninety and 100. Whon t, ..V
of 110 was read the Liberals, Labor-
ies and Irish almost lost their h..H.
over the overvhlmin.
?rAf 1fo,'owed cene- Members rose
to their feet wavinr hnHu..i,i...
and the low rumble of the cheering
crowd outside the House penetrated
to the chamber and added effective
Sr?hit.0i.the ce1e- The Parlson
of th s huge majority with the num
ber, in previous bills heightened the
rhfnKme.nCe,?f the preBent victory.
.! . " 'i1 1886 was 'ejected r
thirty majority. The bill in isq?
was carried by only thirty-four. The
majority even on thia thirH kih ....
only ninety-four at first and a hun-
u.tru on me second reading. The
rise to 110 on the third
8hows teady advance in the pop-
m w ' . . "'"asure and a closer
tightening of the Liberal ranks In its
More moving than even tha nv,n.
manifestations were aomo nt ,-
cldents behind the scene. The Irish
umprminea to nave every member of
the party In the division, and ex
hausted every meana tn h-ir, ..
absentees. Young Kelly, the Donegal
"'"m"c. orougnt over rrom a
Dublin hospital by a nurse, and,
leaning heavily on a stick to.,o
Queens county member, rose from his
.o. me urei time in months.
John Roche, of Galway, whorecently
was at death's door, also attended.
John Mooney, member for JfcVrv
returned from g,". frgrrun.fed l H
'tie ouiy tii ab
sentees poor P. J. Power, who died
last week, and Nannettl, the Dublin
member. When news came that
.Vannettl could not attend, owing to
illness, three members were sent to
his house to bring him down if nec
essary in blankets, but the noor
fellow had got a slight paralvtic at
tack aud plteously but vainly tried to
speak to his colleagues, but he could
not be moved. Samuel Young, Bel
fast merchant and a Protestant and
a member of the Irish party, who Is
ninety-one years old, made a speech
and voted for the home rule bill.
Similar efforts were made by the
Liberals. Robert Cameron, eighty-
seven years old. was brought to theJ
House by a special motor car and
was allowed to vote without going
Into the lobby, not being able to
walk. Many members left sick beds.
Only two Liberals voted against the
bill, and every absent Liberal was
In the closing days the debate was
also marked by the conspicuous tri
umph of the home rule speakers.
Both Asqulth and Redmond made
the speeches of their lives, while the
Tory attark waa feeble and de
pressed. Meantime conslderaLL !
change has come over the -T.
Tory attitude. Resistance to the I
mananra Da a nhnlo I- n.,. 1
. . . . ....... . H. .. u j i . mv a . viu ' conrn
to be hopeless.
IMstPr threats of civil war continue
to be uttered, though with palpable
discouragement. But behind these
threats emerges the evident Intention
to offer as a compromise to the ac
ceptance of the home rule bill the
exclusion of Clster from its opera
that f"
will i
tlon. It is on this narrow point th
the rinal stages of the struggle
center . Tha Hiiiaa nf Tp.ld fullv
expected to reject the bill this timOv
but when It is next passed by the
House of Commons it is expected the
Lords will accept the bill, but insert
serious and vital amendments and
will stick out for this one excluding
Ulster alone.
Asqulth, who Is now regarded bv
Irishmen as their greatest bulwark,
both Inside the Cabinet aud the
House of Commons and In the coun
try, remains firm and irreconcilable
on this point, never once showing'
even momentary weakness In his de
termination to laugh at the l ister
ftt rests or If necessary to vindicate
the law against any attempt to
create civil war.
John Glynn, of Jeffersonvllle, wll
waa seriously injured last week wh
employed in the car works at I
ton, Ohio, returned home Tuesii
He sustained a bad fracture or
left arm and other hurts, and ''
be some time before he cau,'
to bis work. V
itto party wllN
.. .. I . . 1
A euchre and lotto party wll
given In St. Columba's school, Thn
fifth and Market, on Friday at '
noon and night, January 31. It
be under ths auspices of the la
of the congregation, and as it !
the last one of the wiuter season y
Invite their rrieiuls aod assu
pleasant entertaiument.

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