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What Key. Washington Glad
den Has t Hay to
He Does Not Think the Catholic
Laymen Are AU No
V .,. oodles. .
Commends Catholic Treatment
of Protestant Men and
Tn Warner's Weekly the Rev. Dr.
tt.hinton Gladden, of- Columbus,
nhiA. has an article on "The Anti-
Cathollo Agitation." in answer to the
correspondence brought him by his
fnrmtr article. "The Antl-Papal
p.nio " in the same Journal. To
the correspondents who Question the
..i.tur. nf Huch an epidemic vr.
Gladden says:
Th utransholds of this move
ment are in the rural districts and
f- the smaller cities. An astute poli
tician of these parts was remarking
only a few days ago that the Issues
this fall were not going to be
political, but religious. Some of the
most violent of my critics are willing
to admit that the Roanan Catholic
laity are on the whole a good
sort. 'Left to himself, the Roman
Catholic layman Is as good a
man and aa patriotic as 1 am.
But he Is not left to himself
and the better Catholic he Is the
more of a tool in the hands of the
religio-political machine that we call
' the Catholic church.' I must express
my doubt whether this writer is very
' Intimately acquainted with many
Catholic laymen. They are as a
rule loyal to their church and Its
leaders, and they are not in the
. habit of engaging In factious disputes
with the Yiuthorlties of their
church; but I have known a good
many who were men of Independent
Judgment and strong character, who
were not afraid to speak their minds
and make their Influence felt In the
shaping of public policy. I do not
think that Catholic layimen are all
nobodies. I have heard from Roman
catholic nriests very distinct admis
sions that the American layman has
a mind of his own and is quite dis
posed to express it. If ' any one
' thinks that the Catholic laity are not
to be considered, I do not agree witn
"The most serious fact about these
, communications Is the spirit they
reveal. Several publications devoted
to this anti-Papal crusade are in
cluded among them, and the Judg
ment of charity is not strained when
I say that their purpose is to repre
sent the Roman Catholic church and
the, Roman Catholic people In the
darkest colors. - Everything that can
discredit them Is gathered up and
set In the most lurid light. Stories
of dishonesty, of oppression, of
cruelty are told with great details;
It does not seem probable that suffi
cient care can have been taken to
1 verify all of them. One of the cor
respondents points to the nultitude
of these evil tales and asserts that
these newspapers would not dare to
print them If they . were not true.
Unfortunately this is not the case.
How easy it is to spread defamatory
.reports we all know. It is to be re
gretted that Americans generally
are too tolerant of such outrages,
and it has been the Roman Catholic
doIIcv to ignore abuBes of this
nature. I myself have proved
untruth of many such tales, so
I know that they are told with
punity. The whole animus of
publications referred to Indicate an
eagerness to bear injurious testimony
against Catholics as a class, to as
sume that tbey are all evil, and 'only
evil, and that continually. I am
ure that anyone who reads these
periodicals regularly and sym
pathetically would be confirmed in
the belief that the Roman Catholic
people are either dupes or knaves,
with none but sinister purpose, an
element in the population which
must must be held up to. . suspicion
and reprobation enemies in short
-of the Commonwealth,
"This is the word which is used
concerning them in much of this
correspondence. This is the light in
which the readers of these news
papers must have to Tegard them.
We are told by these witnesses that
one of these papers has a circulation
of 1,620.000. The minds of its read
ers are all being filled with hatred
and suspicion of the Roman Catholic
population. I alluded, in my former
article, to forgeries perpetrated by
the A. P. A. twenty years ago. The
same kind of work is going on to
day. An alleged 'oath' of the fourth
degree of the Knights of Columbus
is being widely circulated. One of
my correspondents, who Is in a posi
tion to know, tells me that the Prot
estant railroad men on one of the
leading lines of the North are ac
cepting it as an authentic document.
An organized and persistent atteuipt
is made to convince the American
people that some fifteen or twenty
millions of their fellow cltzeus are
the enemies of their country, un
worthy of, their confidence and
friendship. It does not appear that
any specifc proposition has yet been
made to disfranchise them, or
subjugate them; the object of this
movement seems to be to discredit
them, to make them feel that tbey
are under the ban. It does not seem
to me a wise or Christian policy.
I do not think that it Is desirable
that such relations of suspicion and
antipathy on the one hand and re
sentment and wrath on the other
should exist between the Protestants
and the Catholics of this country. I
try to put myself in the places of my
Catholic neighbors and to think how
I should feel if they were largely in
the majority and were publishing
newspapers in which the same kind
of things were said about Protestant
ministers, and the wives and mothers
of our Protestant homes, as are
being said or insinuated about Cath
olics by these anti-Catholic news
papers. I have seen a pamphlet
published by a Catholic gentleman In
Toledo, addresed to a Judge of that
city, in which he puts some search
ing questions:
" 'Do you suppose, for Instance,
that if we were vile enough to have
a "Menace," if we were low enough
to employ pandering lecturers, if
we were so lost to shame as to slan
der your ministers, that even, you
with your Judicial poise could ret
strain your natural human passions?
If I were so contemptible a cur as
to Impugn the purity of your homes,
to Insult by reference your mother,
do you think that even you could
remain calm? ,
"I am persuaded that if the same
. . , - .. .
oi campaign or oeotruction and
vilification and
uuciiuu, wuich is
now waged by the anti-Catholic
propaganda against the Catholics,
were urged by Catholics against
Protestants, there would be trouble
In our streets." .
This week the
Kentucky Irish
its readers the
American presents
Father McCaffrey, State Chaplain.
picture of the Rev. T. J. McCaffrey,
the State Chaplain of the 'Ancient
Order of Hibernians, who has been
an active and invaluable member for
the past eight years. Father Mc
Caffrey has been in the priesthood
for thirteen years five at St.
Mary's Cathedral, five at Mt. Ster
ling, one and a half years at Flor
ence, and the same length of time
at St. Patrick's church at Covington.
He is an energetic and zealous priest,
and in him the Ancient Order will !
have an active chaplain. Father
McCaffrey built the church at Flor
ence, and during his short time as
pastor at St. Patrick's he has had
erected what is conceded to be one
oi the finest school buildings in
The handsome new' brick St.
Paul's church, 1024 South Jackson
street, of which the Rev. Thomas
York is the pastor, was dedicated
with solemn and beautiful ceremony
last Sunday morning In the Dresence
of Right Rev. Bishop O'Donaghue
and a congregation that tilled the
edifice. The new St. Paul's replaces
the frame structure destroyed by fire
tasi spring ana is mucn. larger with
a most artistic interior. Following
the dedicatory exercises, conducted
by Biehop O'Donaghue. there was a
solemn high mass, at which the pas
tor, ine Kev. Thomas York, was the
celebrant; the Rev. James P. Cronin,
v. u., deacon; Father Cyril. C. P..
subdeacon, and the Rev. Patrick
Monaghan, master of ceremonies.
The Rev. Thomas White, pastor of
St. Frances of Rome church, deliv
ered the sermon. The Bishop was
also present at the mass.
Mozart s Twelfth Mass was chant
ed by an augmented choir of fifty
voices, Aloysius Fens presided at the
organ. In the evening at 7:30 there
was solemn vespers with the Rev.
Charles P. Raffo, pastor of St.
Charles Borromeo church, as cele
brant, assisted by the Rev. John T.
Hill, pastor of St. Ann's church, aa
deacon, and the Rev. George Weiss,
pastor of St. George's church, as sub
deacon. Rev. Father Oscar Acker
mann, of St. Philip Nerl's, preached
the sermon. Thomas J. Nolan was
the architect and feels very proud of
his work.
Friends throughout the State will
regret to know that the condition of
the Rev. Q. A. Vantroostenberghe,
pastor of the Church of Our Lady of
Mercy at Hodgenvllle, remains un
changed. For some months past hid
health has been quite poor and he
is now at Sts. Mary and Elizabeth
Hospital, where he will have to re
main some time for treatment. Added
to his illness he last week received
the' sad news of the , death of a
nephew and two cousins in the war
now raging In Europe.
The Mackln Council Social Club
met Wednesday night and organized
for the coming season. They will
soon Inaugurate their fall series of
reception dances and socials, which
for several years have been the de
light of the young people of the
Described Patriotic Scenes When
the King Assents to Home
September 18 Now Called
land's Day In English
Journals. .
Century Old Feud Between Eng
land and Ireland Closed
Cabling the American press, Hon
T d r m - r a i v. t.M
"Ireland's day," as Friday, Septem
her ig. ig already called In English
Journals, was marked by scenes most
impressive because spontaneous.
Prorogation is usually the dullest
day of the whole session, with every
member already on the way to his
home and only the officials left. But
this . prorogation was exciting and
historic. Mrs. Redmond and the
wives of other Irish members filled
all the seats on the benches in the
House of Lords where Unionist per
sons usually gather, and Irish and
Liberals broke all rules of the House
of Lords by vigorous cheers when
the royal assent signified the
passage of the Irish bill.
William crooks, the Labor mem
ber, a popular figure in the House
of Commons and an old and warm
friend of Ireland, took the pro
ceedings entirely under his control
and led the singing of "God Save the
King," heartily Joined by the Irish
members. He then called for "God
Save Ireland," Redmond replying,
shouted "God Save England," and
thus the century old feud between
England and Ireland closed forever.
Though the Tories made a per
functory protest against the passage
of the bill, they also are delighted
that the struggle is over. They are
glad they have won Ireland's heart
at last by freedom and are now as
sured of Ireland's cordial alliance in
the present crisis'.
It should be added that Mr.
Asqulth and Lord Chancellor
Haldane laid great stress on the
necessity of considering the opinion
of Irishmen in America as an argu
ment in passing the bill. So Irish
America, in this,, as in other epochs,
of Irish struggle, turned the scales
In Ireland's favor. There is now
open and cordial co-operation of
Nationalists with other British par
ties in helping to carry the war to a
successful end. Ireland was
vehemently in favor of the allies
from the first moment through its
old love of France and Belgium, and
their Instinctive hatred of Prussian
militarism. The outrages In Bel
glum and Louvaln inflamed this
feeling. Though the misgiving,
owing to the last few weeks' delay,
enabled a small body of cranks in
Ireland to preach pro-German pol
icy, these represented an infinites
imal minority, and their campaign
ends with the passage of the bill.
Redmond and Dillon will be with
Mr. Asquith at the great recruiting
meeting In Dublin. I will speak
with Winston Churchill and F. E.
Smith In Liverpool Monday on the
Invitation of all parties in the city.
The Redmond manifesto, demand
ing the formation of Irish into Irish
regiments, will be respected by the
English war office, and already Irish
regiments are forming in several
English cities. An even more impor
tant development will be the arming
and drilling of Irish volunteers by
the war office so that when the war
Is over Ireland will have an army of
100,000 trained men to defend her
liberties. It Is Impossible yet to say
what developments may come from
this extraordinary unity of all coun
tries and creeds created by the war.
It is possible that the demand of
exclusion by Ulster will disappear.
The alleged attempts to capture
American opinion in favor of inter
vention made by Germany were fully
recorded in the cables here, but such
Intervention la more likely to do
harm than good at this moment of
universal British feeling. The re
cent renewal of the pledge of com
mon action In making peace as in
war between the allies excludes the
possibility of separate action.
According to. present appearances
the war must last another year and
peace is only possible in Berlin with
Germany thoroughly beaten. It is
obviously Impossible for the allies to
be content with less terms than the
liberation of Alsace-Lorraine and the
freedom of the Poles and SileBla and
the surrender of at least a portion
of the German fleet. A powerful
and proud country like Germany
can not yield to such terms until ex
hausted. Military operations, while
showing a turn of the tide In favor
of the allies, still do not promise an
early result. Germany has still a
big army In France Intact, and if
driven back Into her own borders
can defend herself for months. The
only possibility of driving her to
surrender is the continuation of the
triumphant march of Russia to Ber
lin, which again must take many
months and overcome a tremendous
and obstinate resistance.
A treat Is in store for the mem
bers and friends of Louisville Coun
cil, Knights of Columbus, on Novem
ber to, when an open meeting has
ben arranged for by the Literary
Committee of the council, of which
Thomas B. Leahy is Chairman. To
this meeting all the literary clubs In
Louisville will be invited, and two
or three numbers on the programme
will be selections from literary
dobs outside of the council. The
quartette recently organized by the
council will furnish the music. Dr.
J. W. Fowler, Faithful Navigator of
the Fourth Degree and a member of
the club, has been given the matter
In charge, which insures a successful
and entertaining meeting.
Incident That Occurred During
the Late Civil War
Major Clifford Thomson's Wond
erful Escape From Death at
Won For Him Medal of Honor
and Two II revets In One
Day. ;
By James A. Rooney, LL. D,
Ttlilffn V. .. . . 1 .. , i
. iroin inciaents were
the order of the day during the War
or the Rebellion, but few surpass in
Interest the wonderful escape from
death by the fire of friend RT1 A tna
at the battle of Chancellorsville. of
If n nit,, J rr. .
imuru inomson. it won
for him a medal cf honor and, what
o more remaricaDie, two brevets in
one aay. juarcn 13, 1866, one of
captain ior gallant and meritorious
services generally and the other of
Major for efficient services and
gallant conduct at the battles of
ooutn Mountain, Antletam. Chan-
ceiiorsviiie and Gettysburg.
Thomson enlisted as a private in
the First New York, known as the
Lincoln Calvary, July 19, 1861. and
at the battle of Chancellorsvllle, In
May, 1863, he was a Lieutenant and
aide-de-camp on the staff of Gen.
Alfred Pleasanton, the noted cavalry
commander. The story of the great
battle is history, but the incident in
which Thomson figured so gallantly
is not so well known. It took place
after Stonewall Jackson's memorable
charge before which the Eleventh
corps broke; the equally memorable
counter charge of the Eighth' Penn
sylvania calvary which struck the
head of Jackson's corps and held it
long enough to permit Pleasanton to
place' Martin's battery in-position to
receive the Confederates. It was in
the dusk of the evening of May 2,
when a line of men was seen forming
at the edge of the woods about a
pistol shot distance from the Union
line. Pleasanton was about to give
the battery orders to fire on them
when an officer with field glasses
told the General he thought they
were our own men. Let Lieut.
Thomson tell the rest of the story
"The General said to me: 'Can
those be our people?' I replied that
I would ride out and ascertain who
tney were. Putting spurs to my
horse I rode out between our guns
toward the woods where these troops
were forming and approached an
easy stone's throw of the line with
out being able to determine def
initely whether they were friends or
foes, but morally certain they were
Confederates. I could see two or
three of our flags in the line, picked
up by them on the field when the
Eleventh corps broke, and several of
the men called out to me, 'Come on!
Come on! We're friends!' Presently
I made out a mounted officer in
Confederate gray uniform, which
served to remove any doubts I had
as to the character of these troops,
and turning my horse I started to
gallop back to our position. At the
same time the Confederate line
rushed forward to capture our guns,
firing as they advanced and shouting
their battle yell with vigor. Shots
fell thick and fast about me, one
striking the cantel of my saddle and
another the scabbard of my sword.
At the report of the- first shot
Pleasanton's guns opened fire and
I was between the two lines, guiding
my way between the flashes of our
guns. Our twenty-two pieces of
artillery kept up as rapid a fire
as was possible and in a few
minutes the Confederate line broke
and retreated to the cover of the
woods, leaving the field between us
strewn with their dead and dying.
Meantime I had ridden In between
our guns in safety, having
miraculously escaped the fire of
friend and foe. This was probably
the only Instance during the war
where a 'Union officer led a rebel
charge against Union guns.
"As for myself, after getting back
to our guns I busted myself as best
I could and when our share Injthe
fight was finally over I found Gen.
Pleasanton and saluting, I said:
'General, those people out there
were rebels!' His eyes sparkled with
tears as he held out his band to me
and replied: I never expected to
see you alive again. I thought if the
rebels didn't kill you I should, but
it was no time to stop for one man.' "
It was for this that Major Thom
son was awarded a medal of honor
by Congress. At the close of the
war he declined an appointment as
Captain In the regular army. Having
fought In 101 engagements during
bis five years' service without being
once wounded hs decided to return
to civil life in New York, where he
established the Spectator, which he
edited until his death aa stated. His
rani a ins were burled with military
honors and with a requiem uisbs fwr
the repose of his soul in St. Mary's
ehurch, East Orange, N. J.
Young and Old, Itlch andfPoor
Pay Last Itespect to Jim
nig Turnout at Funeral of the
Leader of American
Three Presidents Named Him
Olympic Chairman For .This
' Country.
V ..
xouug ana oia. ncn and Door.
athletes embryo and finished, paid
tneir last respects to James E. Sulli
van, the "Leader of American Ath
letics," last Saturday .when his
funeral services were conducted In
St. Aloysius' church. New York Cltv.
In its very simplicity, In the sincere
sorrow that overspread the faces of
schoolboys, of athletes, of men in
every walk of life, the services were
Just response to the sorrow that
was felt by all with whom "Jim"
Sullivan came in contact. Block
after block along the line of the
funeral procession the youngsters
stood, with bared heads, many of
them wearing the rubber-soled shoes
that bespoke the athlete, and not
one needed any explanation of why
such homage was due to the de
ceased. In front of the hearse on
Its trip from the home of the ath
letlc leader the cortege proceeded
to St. Aloysius' church. The streets
were lined with schoolboys - prac
tically the entire distance. Enviously
they watched the fifty medal school
boys, who had on their much-coveted
prize medals from the Public Schools
Athletic League, of which the de
ceased was the moving spirit. These
boys preceded the casket, and their
presence seemed to sound the note
of the entire funeral. It was not the
fact that Mr. Sullivan had been hon
ored by three American Presidents
by being named Olympic Chairman
for this country; neither was it ap
parent that under the leadership of
the man athletics in this country
have assumed a position that was
unquestionably ahead of that occu
pied by any other country: but it
was plain that the teaching of the
young boys of the worth of sport on
clean basis,-the--success - of the
Publio Schools Athletic League, the
recreation centers, the playgrounds,
was the crowning feature of Mr.
ullivan's accomplishments.
In the funeral cortege the "cham
pion" boys were so placed that there
could be no question of what the de
ceased thought of the boys who had
won medals in the sport he had fos
tered. At the head of the line was
Inspector Thomas F. Ryan, followed
by four mounted officers. Then came
members of the Board of Education,
with Gen. George W. Wlngate lead
ing. Following this delegation came
three District Superintendents of the
Public Schools, and at the head of
the "medal" boys the color bearer,
with his draped American flag. The
schoolboys, marching two by two,
were living examples of Mr. Sulli
van's work, and it showed that creed
and color, wealth and poverty, were
on a par, for the fifty boys were of
many nationalities and from the
better and poorer sections of New
York. Following the hearse were
the pallbearers, twenty-eight men
from every branch of life. Supreme
Court Justice Bartow 8. Weeks, long
a close friend and always an ad
mirer of Mr. Sullivan's theories in
athletics; Senator James J. Frawley,
who fathered the boxing law in this
State; Col. Robert M. Thompson,
President of the Olympic Commis
sion; Evert Jensen Wendell, some
times called the father of Harvard
athletics, but latterly of the Olympic
Commission; President William H.
Page, of the New York Athletic
Club; President Thomas W. Churc
hill, of the Board of Education; Act
ing Mayor O. Grant Esterbrook;
Julian. W. Curtiss, of the Olympic
Commission; Alvin E. Pope, of the
Panama-Facitlo International Expo
sition; Everett C. Brown, of Chicago,
and Edward E. Babb, of Boston, were
a few of those who walked behind the
hearse, not only as admirers of the
deceased but as lifelong friends of
the man. There were in the proces
sion representatives from every
prominent ath let lo club in the
metropolitan -district, some of them
proud of having had "Jim" Sullivan
on their books of membership.
In the church when the cortege
arrived friends were gathered in
numbers that taxed the capacity of
the structure, and before the services
were started the standees had occu
pied every space of vantage, even to
the stairs. There was in the crowd
a list of athletes which only a "Jim"
Sullivan could recall by name and
reputation. "Matt" . McGrath, the
hammer-throwing giant of the Police
department; "Pat" Ryan, .another
Irish star of track and field, who di
rects traffic on Broadway; "Mel"
Sheppard, who has felt the stern
hand of Sullivan reprisal for in
fractions of the rules, but who tear
fully lauded the honesty and clean
spirit of every Sullivan decision;
"Jim" Mitchel, who started in ath
letics when the deceased himself
was a runner, and "Sparrow" Rob
ertson, who was lu the game when
Jim" was playing It, were in the
church. Tbo service, conducted by
Father Francis J. Sullivan, for thirty
years a friend of the deceased and a
schoolmate, was extremely simple.
Mgr. Lavelle and many of the priest-
hood were In the chancel. Father
Sullivan in his eulogy made the
keynote of his remarks the-Biblical
story of Lazarus: "He la not dead
he sleeps." He spoke only passingly
of the honors bestowed on Mr. Sulll
van; of Presidential indorsements
Imperial honors, and hundreds of
friendships here and abroad. It was
In point of the lasting benefits to
young America that an unseen but
unquestionable monument bad been
erected, said the priest. "He has
run his race and won," said Father
Sullivan, "a race that has made him
the friend of 150,000 children in
this city alone." The body was
borne to Calvary cemetery after the
services, most of the mourners ac
companylng the body to its final
resting place.
St. Michael's Commandery .103
Knights of St. John, wll celebrate Its
anniversary tomorrow at St. Peter's
church, Seventeenth and Garland, by
attending mass and receiving holy
communion at 7:45 a. m. In the
afternoon at 3 o'clock there will be
solemn vespers, when the Jubilee
gold medals will be blessed and
awarded the Knights. After the re
ligious services the commandery will
adjourn to St. Peter's Hall for
reunion and luncheon. St. Michael's
Is one of the foremost commanderies
in the order, and from Its ranks
were selected the last two District
Colonels, Theo. Poppe and Paul J,
ureen. it is expected that every
member will be In line.
Another branch of the Orphan
Society for the care of the orphans
President Thomas Stevens.
oi tne Louisville diocese was or
ganized at St. Patrick's last Monday
night. About thirty gentlemen of
the parish met, and after some pre
liminary discussion of . the orphan
question the following were elected
officers of the new branch:
President Thomas Stevens.
Vice President William Silk.
Secretary Thomas Killeen.
Treasurer Joseph Lenahan.
Trustee James P. Barry.
A regular meeting day in each
month was decided on by selecting
tne first Sunday et 10:30 a. m., or
immediately following the meeting
or the St. Vincent de Paul Confer
ence. Tne orphan society is now
firmly established and will be
strengthened by the addition of
several more parish branches in the
near future.
The death of Jeremiah P. Quill.
which took place Monday, brought
sorrow to all who knew him. Jerry
Quill was the beloved son of Mrs.
Bridget Quill, 519 East Jefferson
street, and a brother of Mrs. Mary
McGrath, wife of William McGrath,
a member of the police department
The deceased was. born in this city
forty-seven years ago and had served
on the police force twenty-one years,
during which he won the confidence
and respect of all who knew him,
testimony of which was given by the
number who attended his obsequies.
For faithful performance of bis
duties Officer Quill retained hla posi
tion, throughout Democratic, and
Republican' administrations. During
the term of Mayor W. O. Head he
served as police Sergeant, becoming
stationkeeper at the beginning of
this year. Last week he was stricken
with heart rheumatism, which be
came serious Sunday. His funeral
was held Thursday morning from
St. John's church. The requiem mass
was celebrated by hla pastor and
friend, the Rev. Father Schuhimann.
Trinity Council. Y. M. I., will onen
Its fall social season on October 1.
when the first of its series of dances
will be given at the club house. The
fall euchre and lotto party will be
held on the evenings of October 21
and 22. Trinity's fifteen member
ship teams are doing some active
work in an endeavor to secure 100
candidates for the approaching In
Very Rev. Father Crowley, of St.
Louis Bertrand's church, has lust
completed the remodeling of Ber
trand Hall and has furnished quar
ters for the Young Men's Social
Club, which Is composed principally
of members of the Shamrock ball
club. Conveniences for basket ball,
bag punching, boxing and wrestling
have been arranged, and three
shower baths Installed In the hall.
while a tennis court Is being built
In the yard adjoining. Some of the
older members of the parish have
absorbed the athletic, fever and a
basket ball game is being arranged
witn councilman Mlke McDermott
and Will Brady as the rtpctlv
Captains. "rTl
Beginning Cumpalgn to Elect
Ticket In the Coming No
vember Election.
Messrs. Long, Scott and Bennett
Advancing Claims of Ex
Oor. Wllxon.
ProgresHlve Party Still Harping
on Municipal Election For
An Issue.
With the appointment of the
Democratic State Campaign Commit
tee, the campaign for United States
Senators and Congressmen in thi.
State is on In earnest, and from now
until November 3 both parties will
make an active canvass of every dis
trict, the Republican narfv .111,
ex-Gov. Augustus Wlllson as their
standard-bearer, already being hr
at It, his campaign being conducted
by eorge Long. Albert Scott and
A. S. Bennett, three anlnnrtM
ganizers with large followlngs.
Gov. Wlllson Is
speak in every county In the State
and his ability on the stump is cer
tainly bound to create an impression
with the average voter. roimrHio..
politics, and with this in vi
of the Democratic leaders should
not make the mistake, as some seem
disposed to at present, tn hnM hi-
strength too cheaply. His race and
election for Governor were made
with about the same conditions pre
vailing, gome dissatisfaction among
the Democratic voters, coupled with
pain, on me part of others, giving
im an easy victory n i
This appears to be the situation right
here in Louisville at thi tim
Chairman Frank McGrath and hla
committee have quite a role cut out
Tor them In attempting to give a
standard majority for nominee Beck
ham, who Is not over popular with
Louisville Democracy, as the vote he
obtained here in the primary was
'uipiy a iriDute to Frank Dugan,
John J. Barry and E. P. Humphrey. ,
who worked unceasingly in his inter
ests against great odds, the greatest
of which was .Beckham'a nnat r
111 tho front winn At- . a
I laMAAVAaiff
luai witn tne Progressive and Repub
lican parties In the field the Demo
crats will have smooth sailing, but
this Is far from the truth, the Bull
Moosers not being expected to cut
much figure In the result, and out
side of Louisville they are not repre
sented In all of the districts, having
hardly any platform for an issue and
their leader Roosevelt losing ground
daily in the estimation of some of
his former admirers.
In their lack of an issue here, tho
Progressive Congresional candidate
Is trying to revive the Axton-Busche-meyer
campaign Issues and Is de
fending Axton's labor record as a
plea with the voters for support for
Congress, and In the opinion of many
this will only serve as an advertise
ment for the tobacco factory of the
recent Mayorality candidate, and
after all this is what it may be in
tended for In return for the Artnn
support in (he August primary.
As referred to recently in these
columns, many orosnectivn ndL
dates are cropping out for Circuit
judgeships next year, one of the
latest being former County Judge
Muir Weissinger, who has announced
his Intention of being a canrtlrfati
against Judge Ray, who was Just
appointed by Gov. McCreary to fill
the vacancy caused by the death nf
Judge Smith. Another who Is belna-
prominently mentioned aa a mnHL
date against either Judge Onarloa a
Judge Gordon next year Is Arthur
Wallace, who has lonr been nrnm-
Inent In Democratic circles. Imme
diately after the November election
many announcements are exnactart
and in all probability there will be
tnree in the Circuit Clerkshln rara
to succeed Louis Summers.
It Is expected that there will h
additional candidates in the contest
for members of the Board of
tion, the announcements to coma
sfter registration, many being of the
opinion that there has been a mis
take made by the good government
representatives In Indorsing Cintt
schalk and Weaver for re-election,
especially when It Is taken into
consideration that these two were a
party to the opposition to the ticket
selected by these same representa
tives In 1910, and there la no obliga
tion on the cart of any fniin..
good government to suDDort thA
The Rev. John J. Hinrim t a
Agnes church. Utlca. N v
visited here a number of years ago
will come to Louisville on October
to spend a short vacation with hid
brother, William M Hiairin. .,ii.-
of the Kentucky Irish Amnr pan '
Father Hijrjrlna haa
Louisville friends who mill h
lighted to meet him again.
Tuesday the Unitad Irlh T
of America, through its Treasurer,
Thomas B. Klrkpatrlck. of Boston,
cabled $10,000 to John H. Redmond,
the Irish Natloiiallut luari n-
liament. With the draft was a lues-
ae of congratulations on the vic
tory for the home rule cause.

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