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Were lllocrnlana When Vicar
General Cronln Dedicated
State and County President and
Large Gathering Witness
. Ceremonj-.
Hon. Kdward J. O'Brien Ie
llvered Interesting and In
structlve Address.
Last Sunday was Indeed a record
making day for the Hibernians of
Louisville and Kentucky, one that
will ever stand out in the history of
the Ancient Order. Early In the
afternoon and long before the hour
arranged for the dedication of the
imposing new home of Division 3,
located at Eighteenth and Portland
avenue, the members, friends, neigh
bors and well wishers of the grand
old order thronged the grounds and
handsome building. When the as
semblage was called to order at
3:30 o'clock by President John M.
Maloney the seating capacity of the
pretty meeting hall was taxed to its
full capacity and many stood in the
ante-rooms throughout the laterest-
ing and inspiring exercises that fol
The meeting was opened with a
very appropriate prayer by the
County Chaplain, the Very Rev.
James P. Cronin, Vicar General of
the . diocese. After President
Maloney had explained the object
and purpose 'of the meeting State
President Patrick J. Welsh and
County President William J. Con
nelly were Introduced, and in their
addresses they congratulated the
members and committees who were
In charge of the work of establish
ing a permanent home for the Hi
bernians of Louisville and Jefferson
county. Letters of congratulations
and good wishes from Hibernian
officials and members throughout
the State were then read.
The principal speaker of the oc
casion was Hon. E. J. O'Brien, one
of the leading members of Division
3, who delivered an interesting and
Instructive address. After first re-1
citing the history of the division
from its organization on October 16,
1884, up to the present time, giving
the names ol the charter members
and a long list of Presidents In the
years that followed, he commended
the spirit that prevailed and pro
duced such gratifying results. Mr.
O'Brien dwelt at length upon the
progress of home rule for Ireland,
stating that it was at last an assured
fact, no matter how vigorously or
bitterly it might still be opposed by
the House of Lords. , He enumerated
(n an entertaining manner the great
and lasting benefits that would flow
to the people of the Irish race in
securing home rule, and declared
that the opposition of the Ulsterites
was of little or no significance. He
closed his address by reading a por
tion of Robert Emmet's statement
from the dock, and said it was now
possible and almost timely to write
his epitaph according to his last
Very Rev. Father Cronln blessed
the new home and delivered a splen
did address to the member illus
trating how the home of Division 8
was a glowing example of what was
possible when there was unity and
harmony in their work. He
earnestly requested the members to
ever thus work together in peace
and good will, urging them to be
true to the principles of the order,
and it would necessarily follow that
they would be good members, good
citizens and good Catholics.
Father Cronln's instruction's will
be strictly observed, and it is re
gretted that his address could not
have been heard by every member of
the order. Upon motion of Magis
trate P. T. Sullivan a rising vote of
thanks was tendered the County
Chaplain for the great favor he had
bestowed upon the division.
Ex-National Director George J.
Butler and ex-County President
Thomas Qulnn, of the home building
committee, told how the great work
was accomplished and of the present
financial status of Division 8. Pat
rick Holly, the oldest President of
Division 3; James P. iBarry, of Di
vision 1, and several other mem
bers. Including Martin Ford, one of
the charter members, made - short
but encouraging talks, following
which the meeting was closed with
prayers. The remarks of the speak
ers during the entire afternoon were
received with ringing applause, and
It was perhaps the most enthusiastic
gathering of Hibernians ever held
SILVER Jl llll.EK.
The three days' celebration of
Father Joseph A. Tble's silver
Jubilee as a priest was observed by
the citizens or Tell City, Ind., Cath
olic and non-Catholic alike. The
celebration began Sunday and eon
tlnued until Tuesday, when the line
of march was through the principal
street to 8t. Paul's church, where
the Jubilee mass began at 9:10.
Many persons were unable to get In'
side the doors. The celebrant, the
Rev. Joseph A. Thle, was assisted at
the mass by the Rev. Basil Heuuler,
of Jasper, Ind., as assistant priest;
the Rev. I. M. Ahiuann, of Coving
ton, as deacon; the lie v. J
Scheefers. of Troy, Ind., as sub
deacon: the Rev, Francis Schaub,
or Kockport. aHr"Hter 'or cere-
monies. The Rev. J. J. Hlldebrand,
of Evansvllle, preached the Jubilee
ermon. In all twenty-one priests
were present from cities for the
Jubilee services. In the evening
public reception was held at the Tell
City Opera House, where praise was
showered upon the Rev. Joseph A.
Thle. Factories and stores closed
to oar tribute to Father Thle and
houses along the route of the parade
were decorated. He was presented
with a purse of SI 00 and other
valuable tokens.
Preparations for the dedication of
the beautiful new 8t. Aloyslus
church at Pewee Valley, which takes
place Sunday morning at 10:30
o'clock, have been In progress for
some time past. The pastor, Rev.
Father E. W. Boes, and his parish
ioners have worked hard and have
all In readiness for the great day,
one that 'will mark an epoch in
Pewee Valley's history. The inter
urban cars, stopping at the church,
will leave the station on Jefferson
street, between Third and Fourth,
every half hour, and returning will
leave Pewee every half hour, and in
addition a special will leave the
Louisville station at 9 o'clock. For
the accommodation of thoBe who
wish to spend the day there a fine
country dinner will be served at the
Jourey home adjoining- the church
property. With a fair day there
promises to be one of the largest
gatherings ever seen In Pewee Val
ley. There will be no change in the
programme froth that heretofore
Commencement exercises bringing
to a close another successful year
for Presentation Academy, con
ducted by the Sisters of Charity,
were held in the school hall, at
Fourth and Breckinridge streets,
Monday morning. The greater part
of the programme was musical, and
was listened to by a large and ap
preciative audience, which included
Bishop O Donaghue and several
clergymen. Bishop O'Donaghue ad
dressed the students. One or the
largest classes ever graduated from
this school received diplomas, when
three were presented certificates and
twelve were crowned. Those
crowned were Misses Josephine
Burkley, Mary Mandlehr, Nellie Mc
Ilhenny, Virginia Murphy, Mary
Mylor, Rose Mylor, Helen Schimp-
eler. Adele Schnelderhahn, Marie
Shea. Alice Sbeehan, Marlon
Steidle and Leila Traub. Three es
says were delivered by the highest
honor graduates, all of which dealt
with folk-lore. Miss Mary Michelle
Shea and Miss Mary Cecilia Mand
lehr tied for the highest honor and
were both given a place on the pro
gramme. Only those receiving the
first and second highest average for
the term are granted this distinc
tion. Miss Marion Isabelle Steidle
was second with an average of 97.7.
A certificate for completion of her
musical studies was awarded Miss
Nellie Mcllhenny, while literary
honors were bestowed upon Misses
Mary C. Gorman, Elizabeth F. Kre
mer, Christine E. Pfelffer, Mary C.
Pfelffer, M. Lucille Russell, Alvinia
C. Seidt and Anna R. Sheehan. Lit
erary certificates were conferred
upon Misses .Maud O'Brien, May
Smith and Lucille Schleman.
Those good people who are Inter
ested in the success . of the big
Fourth of July picnic to be given
for the benefit of the orphans are
most urgently urged to be present
at the meeting to be held at Ber
trand Hall next Monday night. A
great deal of work is necessary,
committees are to report, duties ar
ranged, etc. In this laudable
undertaking there Is no place for
laggards, and every church worker
is confidently expected to come
forward and offer his or her services
without further solicitation. There's
work for all. The picnic will be
held on the splendid grounds of the
St. Vincent Orphanage, Pane and
Cavewood, in Crescent Hill, where
there Is plenty of room, plenty of
shade, and every convenience for
such an affair. With united effort
this can be made the largest and
most successful affair of the kind
ever held in this city. But it is
going to take hard work and plenty
of it, and the volunteers are ex
pected to be on hand. In fact it is
the work of volunteers In church
enterprises that amounts to very
much a task In the cause of Chris
tianity done under compulsion is
very rarely fruitful. So come out to
Bert rand Hall Monday night, which
will be an Indication that you are
ready, willing and anxious to have
a part In this great picnic for a
great cause. The -time is none too
long for the vast amount of work
to be done. Begin right now to ar
range with your friends to "spend
the Fourth of July in a delightfully
cool and shady spot with and for
the orphans.
With the completion of the new
library building of St. Meinrad's
Abbey at St. Melnrad, Ind., only sev
eral weeks distant, work on the
magnificent new seminary has been
begun. Already a large part of the
massive stone foundations are laid,
and it is expected that the new struc
ture will be ready for occupancy In
three years. The new seminary will
be 200 feet long, forty feet wide and
four stories high, with a large base
ment. The walls and foundations are
beiug built of sandstone, quarried by
the monks on their own grounds. All
the floors and the root will be of
re-enforced concrete, with red Span
Inn tile covering for the roof and
hollow tile partitlous throughout
making the building absolutely fire
proof. Tbs halls and basement will
be of Veuetiuu morale. The new
em I nary will adjoin the present vol
lege building, facing west and ex
tending to the entrance of the
church. The new library is four
stories high and strictly fireproof.
The walls are of stone, with re-enforced
concrete floors an roof. On
the first Xloor will be an oratory
for the lay brothers, and on the sec
ond the chapter hall of the abbey.
The third and fourth floors are for
the library proper, wherein the mon
astery's thirty thousand volumes,
many of them dating far back Into
the sixteenth century, and some even
earlier, will be safely housed.
Lieut. Gov. McDermott delivered
a great oration on "Eternal Public
Problems" before the Phi Beta
Knnnn. and th Slana Chi Iota So
cieties of the University of Illinois
at Urbana on Monday. A large
audience was gathered In the uni
versity auditorium to hear the Ken-
tucklan, who traced the analogy or
the public problems of today
ihrnnirh fho nnlltlc.nl hlntnrlpn of
Athens and Rome. Gov. McDermott
sounded a warning against a too
rnartv anil confident embrace of
every cure-all that was proposed for
public ills. Many of these devices,
heralded- today as new political ex
pedients, ne said Burn as tne lntia
tlve and referendum and recall
are almost as old as political history
ltseir. Gov. McDermott deplored
the disposition to alter materially
the Federal constitution and the
constitutions of the States.
Interesting and enthusiastic was
the monthly meeting of the Central
Committee, C. K. of A., on Friday
night of last week In St. John's Hall,
Clay and Walnut. Owing to business
engagements President Ben Kruse
was absent, but his place was ac
ceptably filled by Capt. Oscar Maier.
Reports from several branches show
that there Is considerable activity
and that a number of applications
are awaiting examination Derore
certificates are issued. Communi
cations were received from the Su
preme Secretary showing the splen
did financial condition of the Cath
olic Knights of America. The
mortuary list showed a number of
deaths In Louisville, whose bene
ficiaries were paid Immediately upon
the receipt of the death proofs. Short
talks were made by r," M. Reichert
upon the progress being made by the
Uniform Rank, and Patrick Holly, of
St. Patrick's branch. Charles Hill,
Secretary Schulfen and Capt. Oscar
Maler reported every arrangement
perfected for the Tell City excursion,
which proved to be a really en
joyable affair. The next one will be
given to Jasper, ' Ind., probably on
the Sunday preceding Labor day.
Mother Leandra Schweri, for fif
teen years the beloved and devoted
Superior of St. Joseph s Orphanage,
died at that institution on Friday
of last week, mourned by her little
charges and all who ever visited the
asylum. Her funeral was held Mon
day morning at the Ursuline Con
vent, Chestnut and Shelby street.
Mother Leandra was seventy-one
years old and had been a religeuse
for fifty-three years. She was born
at Buffalo, N. Y., and came to Louis-1
villa with her parents when eleven
years old. She was Superior of the
Ursuline community for two terms,
beginning 1884. and two terms, be
ginning 1891, and was later Superior
of Mt. St. Joseph's Academy In
Davis county. Before becoming a
Superior she taught at Peru, Ind.;
Cumberland, Md.; Mt. Savage, Md.;
Newport, Pittsburgh and Covington.
She is survived by three brothers.
At a special meeting of the Board
of Directors of St. Joseph's Orphan
age memorial resolutions .of sym
pathy for the Ursuline Sisters and
the orphans and relatives of Mother
Leandra were reported by President
Joseph Schlldt and Mesirs. Nicholas
Bosler, Henry Gude and Henry
Kemmers and unanimously adopted.
Peter Tullv. residing at 1232
Clark street. New ' Albany, died
Saturday night, his being the first
fatality from the heat In that city
this season. He was prostrated on
the Thursday preceding. The de
ceased was fifty-two years of age
and is survived by his wife and two
sons, Charles and Joseph Tully. For
years he was a member of i.oly Trln
Ity church, and also of the Ancient
Order of Hibernians and the Alsace-
Lorraine Society. .His funeral was
held Tuesday morning from Holy
Trinity church, many mourning
friends and acquaintances attending
the solemn obsequies.
Nelson A. Miles lectured in Mil
waukee under the auspices of ths
Guardians of Liberty, of which dis
reputable organization be is the Na
tional President, and the results
were most disappointing. The audi
ence was not large, the Guardians of
Bigotry not being able to scare up
any American soldier or representa
tive citizen to preside. For this duty
the best they could do was to find
a foreigner, a Lutheran mlnlter
named Dallman. Although Gen.
Miles sullies uniform by permit
ting himself to be identified with the
uimuvory bunch, the Milwaukee
Citizen says be Is unwilling to do ths
dirty work of the Guardians.
The closing eexreises of St. Leo's
school at Highland Park will take
place tomorrow night, beginning at
8 o'clock. The Sisters and pupils
have arranged a really Interesting
and excellent programme, one ttabt
will iuclude several numbers well
worth witnessing. Second Street
cars stop at the school hall, and
Father Fitzgerald and the Sisters In
vite all their friends to attsud.
Louisville Now the. Mecca For
the Three Senatorial Can
didates. Evening Post Attempts Imposs
ible Task of Influencing
Local Vote.
Denver Man's Opinion of That
City's Commission Form
of (Internment.
Early In the spring and before It
was contended in these columns that
there would be a light vote cast In
the contest for the Democratic nom
ination for United States Senator,
especially In the country districts,
principally on account of the
primary date, August 1, being a
busy time for the farmers and that
the bulk of the vote would be cast
in the cities, the developments of
the last few weeks proving this
without a doubt, the three candi
dates, Gov. McCreary, ex-Gov. Beck
ham and Congressman Stanley, all
opening headquarters in Louisville
and each making a bid for the vote
here. Another point made at the
time was that there was little in
terest in the race by the Louisville
Democracy, and the exact words in
the opinion of a leading Democrat
at that time were "that no one would
lose sleep over the race." Repeat
edly the Evening Post has attempted
to prove this assertion wrong, con
tending that the Democrats of Louis
ville were falling all over themselves
to support Beckham, and has daily
repeated the assertion that a splen
did organization waa being formed
here in his interest, laying stress on
the fact that Edward T. Tierney,
Chairman of the Board of Safety,
was one of the leaders, this being
printed three or four time a week
with the hope of awakening interest
among city employes and also to
convey the Impression that the city
administration would support the
Beckham-Haley cause.
Right here, and without any bias
In the matter, It can be stated that
Mr. Tierney or no other man can
deliver the vote of "the Louisville
Democracy on a silver platter to the
Beckham hosts, and in addition Mr.
Tierney's official position should not
be used to influence a single voter
to support Beckham, If for no other
reason than to practice what the
Post formerly preached, that the
Louisville Democracy should not be
one-sided in State politics. Follow
ing out this theory it would be
suicidal on the part of the local or
ganization or administration to
flock to Beckham and make enemies
of the McCreary and 6tanley ad
herents, the former advice handed
out by the PoBt being preferred to
the present brand. Incidentally it
might be remarked that W. W,
Davies, who no later than last fall
waa referring to all Democrats as
Buckslaves, is a local Beckham
leader, also ex-Chief of Police
Haager, who was Beckham's selec
tion for Chief under .Bingham, and
decapitated Democratic policemen
right and left the first day of hts
appointment, without even giving
them the formality of a trial. So it
can hardly be expected that the
present police officials and patrol
men will support Beckham on
Haager's account, even aided by
the Post's dally statement that their
executive bead, Mr. Tierney, is in
that tame camp.
The appointment of James O'Con
nor as Receiver of the Jefferson
Circuit Court by the seven Judges of
the Circuit Court this past week
was indeed a popular selection and
one in which every Democrat feels
proud. . Courteous, obliging, effi
cient, are some of the qualities
possessed by the appointee, and
none are more appreciative of the
honor than, his wide acquaintance of
railroad men. upon whom "Jimmy
has a special bold, his long con
nection in the employ of the local
roads winning him many friends
among all. but especially among the
boys who tolled In the shops and
whom he was ever ready to assist
and help In any way.
The following extracts taken
from a card In the Rocky Mountain
News, of Denver, in regard to the
commission form of government
now being tried by that city, may be
Interesting to Col. P. H. Callahan
Henry Johnson, John Chandler an;
other Progressive leaders woo
worked unceasingly at Frankfort
during the last legislative session In
behalf of commission government
for Louisville:
I would like to express a few ex
ceptions to our honorable City Com
missloners' statements as appearing
in the News. They are unanimous
in saying that commission rule in
Denver is a success, and give as
alleged proofs of their economical
Illusions the elimination of several
unnecessary offices and employes
but the refutation preceded their
statement in a very forcible manner
when, before the end of the year's
experience with commission form of
government, they established and
still maintain unnecessary new de
partments and sinecure positions
with evident result of spending
more than their appropriations for
whimsical Innovations such as pub
lic, lodging bouse, to encourage luzy
bums coining to Denver (and then
blume the police department), ap
prourlatlou for the planting aud
cultivation and supervision of vacant
lots; "efficiency dark," "police in
spector," $26,000 for a landscape
gardener with a national reputation
for the civic center and mountain
Darks (810.000 for the reputation
nd $5,000 for his work and ex
penses), when several competent'
Denver men would be glad to give
us as satisfactory results for one-
tenth of that amount. I worked sev
eral months and voted for commis
sion form of government and all of i
its fairy adjuncts In hopes of lessen-1
ing our taxes and better'ng our civic I
conditions, but our Commissioners
have not yet made good; they have
yet to show us practical economy in
their business management of Den
ver. While reflecting upon my
twenty-two years' residence in this
city, during which time our multi
farious taxes have been developing
Into a prospective typhoon of con
fiscation, I verily believe we re
formers have gone beyond the limit
and we find that every succeeding
city administration makes the last
one look respectable.
Monday night the Columbia Ath
letic Club scored another success
with its reception and banquet for
n embers and visitors, who were
present in large numbers. After a
short time spent in inspection of the
elegant club house and grounds
President Ben Beckman, Secretaries
Fox and Campion and Treasurer
Brumleve led the way to the boun
teously laden tables, where an ex
cellent feast was enjoyed. Presi
dent Beckman presided as toastmas
ter and his every Introduction was
greeted with laughter and ap
plause. The first speaker was Will
iam M. Higglns, who reviewed the
history of the club from the begin
ning to Its present formidable pro
portions. Organized nine years ago
the Columbia Athletic Club has
steadily grown and today owns its
own home, valued at over $5,000,
on which there Is an Indebtedness of
only $1,600, which will be cleared
during the coming year. The prin
cipal address was delivered by At
torney J. J. Kavanagh, and was fre
quently interrupted by rounds of
applause. He spoke on the present
day opportunities for young men in
business and politics, and commend
ed the spirit and enterprise of the
officers and members of the club.
Others called upon were Henry
Campion. Bernard Brumleve, Will
Fox, Peter Lehman, Emory Slater,
Edward Brueggman, Henry scnuier.
Urban Campion, Ed Fetter, Bud
Robards and Andy Relss.
Rabbi Alfred G. Moses, a former
well known Louisville young man
and now pastor of the Temple
Shaaria Shomayin, of Mobile, Ala.,
Is here on a vlelt-,. -and-during parU
of his stay has been the guest of
Attorney J. J. Kavanagh, these two
having been speakers at the St. Pat
rick's day banquet given in Mobile
under the auspices of the A. O. H.,
and at which Dr. Moses remarked,
after hearing one ' of the speakers
gay that the home rule bill would
automatically become a law after, a
three-time passage, "that be was
now a full-bred Irishman, having
been present at three straight af
fairs of that kind of the A. O. H."
In a visit to the Kentucky Irish
American office Dr. Moses spoke of
the splendid feeling existing be
tween the Jews and Catholics every
where, and referred to the stirring
times in 1895 when the A. P. A.'s in
Louisville attempted to enlist the
services of his father, the late Rabbi
Adolph Moses, pastor of the Jewish
Synagogue, then at Sixth and Broad
way, Rabbi Moses rebuking the
Imitation patriots who had come to
see him by saying: "I have too long
been a hare to turn hound now,
this remark afterward beiug quoted
widely. The present Dr. Moses
takes quite an active interest In the
progress of Mobile's municipal af
fairs and, is prominently identified
with many of the local political lead
ers and statesmen. During his stay
he has met many of his former
schoolmates who had attended the
public schools at Ninth and Mag
azine and Fifth and Walnut streets,
and some of his former instructors,
all of whom have followed his career
with Interest and pride.
The largest attendance for some
time past greeted President Ganz,
Secretary Dolan and the officers of
the Catholic Federation at the reg
ular monthly meeting, held in the
Catholic Woman's Club building, An
nouncement was made that at the
next meeting copies of the recent ad
dress of the Most Rev. John Ireland,
Alrcbblshop of St. Paul, would be
given all present. The routine busi
ness was soon disposed of in order
to hear the address of .the Rev. Oscar
Ackermann,- D. C. L., and there was
considerable disappointment when it
was learned that Imperative calls
rendered his presence impossible.
President Ganz read a carefully pre
pared and Instructive paper on the
"Church and Science." dwelling at
considerable length on the terrible
results that follow the loss of faith.
Dr. Gans read from the most reliable
authorities and proved conclusively
that the Catholic church bad ever
fostered and advanced the arts,
uusio and literature, aud especially
the science of medicine. Henry A.
Vonderbelde also delivered a stirring
address, In which he expressed grati
fication at the large attendance. He
spoke earnestly for the young man,
making a plea tor parish, diocesan
and State organisation. Because of
the hot weather there will be no lec
tures until next September.
Mackin Council had a well attend
ed meeting Monday night, though
ouly routine business was transacted.
The committee arranging for the
sunset excursion reported satisfac
tory progress, and announced that
with a flue eveulng this oua would
be more succetsful than any bereto-
fore given. During the, evening It
developed that Cupid has again
entered the ranks of Mackin with
an intention to stay for awhile. Last
week Edward Dillon deserted the
ranks of the bachelors, while this
week Fred J. 8chuler became a
benedict, and rumor has it that
George Conder will also take a
partner for life In the near future.
This leaves Charles Raldy and
George Slmonls still eager and wait
ing for some girt to sail the matri
monial sea with them, and to the
list might be added the names of
William Link, Frank Lanahan, Rob
ert Osborne, Dick Andrlott and Guy
Nevln, who are approaching the
fourth degree in the Bachelor's Club.
Commencement exercises at the
Sacred Heart Academy, Crescent
Hill, were held Wednesday, graced
by the presence of Bishop O'Donag
hue and many of the clergy. A
sacred cantata, "St. Angela Merlcl,"
composed by the teaching faculty of
the academy, was one of the feat
ures of the programme, while
"Corlolanus" was read by Miss
Clemens. Readings were given by
Miss Van Nafta, Miss Schilling and
Miss Clemens and the valedictorian
wns Miss Jonephine Doerr. The
graduates, eleven in number, were
Misses Anna J. Doerr, Alice G.
Clemens, Ruth H. Schilling. Mar
garet K. Bosler, Margaret K. Van
Netta, Helen E. Gallagher, Madeline
H. Hammond, of the classical
course; Lillian M. Zorn, literary
course; Anna L. Hlanl, Mary T.
Blaul, Clara G. O'Conneli, com
mercial academic course. Five
States are represented in the gradu
ating class Kentucky, Indiana,
Illinois, Maryland and Louisiana.
The ar( class was represented by
sketches in oil, water colors and
crayon drawings. Needlework, for
which the Ursuline Sisters are
noted, was alno on display. Two
marble vases, eighteen Inches In
height and of fine workmanship,
were donated to the academy the
day preceding by a friend of the
teaching force.
Rev. Father J. J. Fitzgerald and
his congregation are devoting their
time to preparations for the dedica
tion of the new St. Leo s church at
Highland Park, which will take
place with impressive and beautiful
ceremony on Sunday morning, July
5. St. Leo's Is one of the numerous
churches erected in this diocese by
Father Fitzgerald, and the fire that
almost destroyed the edifice was a
severe blow to pastor and people.
With the spirit and zeal that has
marked their past they at once got
together, and the result is that they
will soon have a larger and hand
somer church, one that will com
pare favorably with those of much
larger parishes. Bishop O'Donag
hue will conduct the dedicatory
ceremony, assisted by many of the
clergy of the diocese. Father Fitz
gerald has had a hard struggle dur
ing the past year, and therefore de
serves encouragement and support
from all Catholics.
The wedding of Miss Gertrude M.
Kohler 'to George A. Burch was sol
emnized Friday of last week at St.
James church, the Rev. Father
Willett officiating. The bride was
attended by Miss Mary C. Mulcahy,
and Claude McDonald, of Memphis,
Tenn., cousin of the groom, acted as
best man. The bride wore a gown
of white crepe trimmed In real lace.
Her tulle veil waa caught with lilies
of the valley, and she carried a
shower bouquet of bride roses and
sweet peas. The bridesmaid's gown
was of blue silk crepe, with trim
mings of real lace and pearls. She
carried a bouquet of Mrs. Ward
roses. Immediately after the cere
mony the bridal party had breakfast
at the Tyler Hotel. Mr. and Mrs.
Burch left later in the day on a wed
ding trip. After July 1 they will be
at home at 1257 Bardstown road.
The marriage of Miss May O'Brien
to T. Reed Browne was solemnized
Wednesday morning at St. James
church. Miss Laura May Browne,
the groom's sister, was the maid of
honor and James Wickstead was the
best man. The ceremony was fol
lowed by a breakfast at the home of
the bride on Balllnger avenue. Mr.
and Mrs. Browne go to housekeeping
on Sixth street.
With all the officers and many
members present. President Tarpey
rushed business at the meeting
Tuesday night of Division 1, A. O.
H., in order (hat all might attend
the outing at Phoenix Hill of St.
Patrick's church, whose pastor. Rev.
James P. Cronln, .V. G., Is their
County Chaplain. Chairman
Thomas Cleary bad none to report
sick, and quite a nice sum of money
was - turned over to Treasurer
Thomas Keenauj President Tsrpy
called upon the officers to attend
regularly the meetings of the Couuty
Board and urged members to work
earnestly for the success of the an
nual reunion and outing next mouth.
The local Plumbers' Union euter
tained with a banquet at tbe Seel
bach Wednesday evening lu houor
of the Louisville representatives of
tbe recent General Assembly, who
had been instrumental in the pass
age of the new plumbing law.
Among those who were present and
made short addresses were Gov. Mc
Creary, Lieut. Gov. McDermott, Sen
ator Sam Robertson,. Keureeniita
tlves George B. Barrett, William A.
l'erry, William M. Duffy, Mayzick
O'Brien' and M. J. Duffy, Thomas
Kelly and William J. Brady, the lat
ter being the newly appoluted mem
ber of the local i'lumbiug Board,
aud who gave his opiuion ou biiw
tbe new law should be eoforced.
Volunteer Organization Has
Influence L'pon the Itritlsh
Introduces a Momentous Factor
. Into the Whole Irish
Hlfast lias Ilcgun to Feel the
Severe Pressure of Present
, Uncertainty.
We have had a week of sleepy
tranquility in the House of Com
mons and scarcely a mention, ex-.
cept Incidentally, of the Irish ques
tion, but the Irish question still
haunts everybody's thoughts and
every one watches with greatest
scrutiny every speech or incident
which may seem to forecast the
uncertain future, says Hon. T. P.
O'Connor in his weekly cablegram.
The outstanding factor of the week
is Redmond's open approval of the
Nationalist volunteer movement.
Everybody recognizes that this in
troduces a momentous ' new factor
Into the whole situation. The argu
ment that refusal of home rule in
volved dangers quite as real to peace
In Ireland as that threatened by the
Ulster Orangemen now is realized
by English opinion, which was
rather inclined to accept the view
hammered in by the Tories that, be
cause Southern Ireland presented
such a contrast in its tranquility to
Northern effervescence, home rule
had ceased to be as passionately
demanded as ever. The National
volunteers produced further effect
by proving to the Orangemen that
they will not, if they begin attacks
on luster Catholics, have to con
front unarmed and unorganized
victims, as In the riots of two years
The Tories also are brought face
to face with some of the Inevitable
consequences that follow Carson'a
appeal to rifles. By curious and ex
pected contradiction the Tories of
England already are beginning to
demand the suppression of the Na
tional volunteers, forgetful of their
patronage of the similar movement
by the Orange volunteers. A further
factor which helps towards a settle
ment of the Irish question, by pro
ducing a reaction against Carsonlsm,
Is the continued ferocity of the -suffragists,
which now presents to the
English public the enormous growth
In lawlessness which Carsonlsm in
volves. A further Indication of this
disastrous change in the old Eng
Ish attitude of law-abldlngness waa
given during the debate on the new
Insurance act for the unemployed
by the open threat of labor leaders
that when a slump followed the
present gigantic trade boom the
workingmen without employment
and without food would not accept
conditions with the same resigna
tion as in the past, and would fol
low the example of Carson's Orange
men. Thus though-Carson's speeches in
Ulster and Bonar Law's last speech
In Scotland breathe the same old
party fury, and though the die-hards
are at present in the ascendency in
the Tory party, shrewd observers
persist in believing that the whole
struggle will end in some settlement
In the absence of firm leadership
among the Tories, Bonar Law being
much discredited. It is still be
lieved that Carson would welcome a
solution, but finds his difficulty in
the greater violence of his own fol
lowers. There are rumors of dis
sensions in the Orange forces. Some
extremists already are beginning to
suspect that Carson may agree to
some settlement they detest, but
other forces from a different direc
tion make Carson's position more
difficult. Business Belfast at last is
beginning to feel the severe pres
sure of this uncertainty, and this is
accentuated by the great interrup
tion of business relations with
Southern Ireland. It is announced
in the London Tory organ that re
cently five linen merchants of Bel
fast have failed.
It Is difficult to forecast what
precise form settlement finally will
take. It may be peace. It may be
rupture. On one hand the die-hards
may get the House of Lords to re
ject the amending bill in the hope of
provoking a rebellion In Ulster and
thereby forcing tbe Government t:
an immediate general election, and.
Tory organizers certainly are pre
paring for an election in July. 1 re
main convluced 'that the amending
bill will be passed with Carsonlte
amendments lu the House of Lords;
that there will be haggling for some
weeks and that ultimately the uni
versal feeling in favor of settlement
will bring the party leaders into
conference. Including perhaps Red
mond and Carson, and that a srheme
will be hammered out which at once
will save the face of Ulster and
guarantee liberty aud unity to Ire
land. But violent speeches and some
violent scenes may occur between
this moment and the ultimate hour.
These things will be exaggerated,
but the supreme and final conditions
Impose final peace.
Macklu Social Club will give
Hiiimwt excursion on the Steamer
Corona on Saturday afternoon, July
11. Boat will leuve foot of Flrvt
street at 5 o'clock and there will be
refreshments served on tbe boat.

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