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fWMed to the Sodl and Moral Advancement of Irkh Americans and Catholics
Officially Indorsed by Ancient Order of Hibernians. Young Men's
Institute and Catholic Knights of America.
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Entered at the Loulavllle Poitolllco a Second-Claii Matter.
AMrtu all Cmmwilcatlons to the KENTUCKY IRISH AMERICAN, 319-321 Wt fires i St.
ro apes fhl COUNCIL 3b
To a request for a declaration
on the Irish question from His
Eminence Cardinal Gibbons and the
priests of tho Archdiocese of Balti
more, Cardinal Gibbons replied:
"In common with the clergy of
this diocese, I am heartily per
Buaded that -a substantial and effi
cient atonement should bo made to
Ireland for the long-standing griev
ances she has suffered. Just what
Bhapo this should be I am not pre
Darod to say. I have written
tomorrow, would be better able to
protect herself from attack, by n
strong nation than Belgium or
Serbia or Bohemia or any of the
new nations which are being formed
as -a result of "the war. Her
geographical position makes this
certain, a fact which the American
ontlrely overlooked.
11LOW TO Y. 51. C. A.
Initial letters of the Association over
there stood for "You Must Come
Across." With tho enormous
amount of money at its disposal and
tho official backing of the Govern
ment tho failure Is all the more
The press agent stories In the
papers and tho specially prepared
tho ",n,s Jn tne movies extolling the
ri-i. w.i,,. i,nw wVinr lHmi war woik of the Y. M. C. A. are.
of Independence Is desired. My than ffsct ? tne bo's nln
confidence In the wisdom of the home, who are severe in the cen-
r-i.u nini. , nrii thnt t fthniihi . sure of the "Y" and claim that tho
like to know what they want."
As with tho True Voice, It strikes
us that the Cardinal showed rare
good judgment In finding out first
from Ireland Itself what kind of
Independence is wanted there before
Indorsing a programme that may
not suit Ireland at all. We said
Borne weeks ago that tho demand
for eelf-detormlnation and this ac
curately defined should come from
Ireland. Those of Irish blood in
America and all lovers of liberty
can then support that- demand.
That Is the method of procedure
which we should naturally expect.
Instead we have tho demand com
ing from tho Irish In America and
this demand Is couched In varying
and ambiguous terms. In some
cases It means home rule In somo
cases It means total separation and
complete independence.
What we need first of all is to
find out what Ireland itself wants.
Cardinal Gibbons has taken the
proper step3 to find that out. With
that programme in hand we shall
be able to give an Intelligent ex
pression of our support of It. As
It is wo are beating the air and
accomplishing very little. The
Irish people themselves must map
out their own programme of self
government. We in America can
Now that we have disposed of
German propaganda, why not put a
Btop to English propaganda? The
worst offenders In this line are some
of our big dailies, who advocate
giving Great Britain control of the
seas, a monopoly of the merchant
marine and anything else she cares
to have. Imported Canadian and
English editors are given free plaj
In circulating English propaganda,
William Keeley, or Anderson,
Ind., has been visiting liere as the
guest of Thomas Noone.
tolls tho children to follow the
Divine Child In his holiness and In
Ills filial obedience. Let us during
this January, the opening month of
the new your, cultivate a special
and moro Intense devotion to tho
Holy Family, and we may rest as
oured that our- - homes will be
brighter and our lives happier for
tho effort.
Mrs. R. V King and daughter.
Miss Virginia King, are wintering
at Lake Walee, Florida.
Mr. and Mrs. W, B. Fahey paid
a holiday visit to Mr. and Mrs
James Hogan at Parkview.
L A. A. 0. It
Plans Edifying Jubilee Celebration
of Twentj-flvo Years of
Uoast beef for dinner is often
accompanied by a loaf of ordinary Will Erect Memorial to Nuns of
siumng, macie lis lor iowi, ana
baked in a bread pan.
It is simply
Miss Mayme Barrett has returned
from Pewee Valley, where she spent
the holidays with the Misses Foley. 0ssf,rvan71n.ano. the or
Mr ami Mis Fran Poolev have gan of the Vatican, prints an
papers concerning tho formation of
a special Catholic party in Italy and
reports that Popo Benedict was to
leave tho Vatican.
the Misses Sloner at North Vernon,
Miss-Elizabeth Itlley and niece,
Misa Grace Gill, spent the holidays
with Mrs. J. K. Dorrls at Greenville,
Miss Mayme Martin, of West
Broadway. Is visiting at Payne.
Ohio, as the guest -of Miss Teresa
T. P. Walsh, of Charlestpn, W.
Va., has been visiting his sisters,
the Misses Walsh, on North Gait
Miss Vera Gannon, who spent tho
oliday season at El Contento, has
returned to Mount St. Benedict's
Mrs. J. Wolf, Wilson avenue, had
as guests this week her son, Ed
ward F. Frelss, and Mrs. Frelss, of
Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Winn, Jr., of
New Albany, had as holiday guests
their parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. J.
Winn, of Cincinnati.
Lieut. Ralph V. Lee has re
turned to his home in St. Louis
after a brief visit In Louisville, tho
guest of Miss Esther Vowels.
Mrs. Thomas Griffin and sons,
John, Thomas and Charles Griffin,
spent the holidays with her sister,
Mrs. John Griffin, at Frankfort
'A ft (to "f 1 r?Atl nrt nmtl lllf Irin
which leads one to Temark why not Martha Davis, of Charlotte, N. C,
i ,w.t- . i t are snondlnc the winter with Mr.
itaviLour own ideas regarding,, the
matter but we must not presume
to dictate to the people of Ireland
what they should do.
Y. M. O. A.
Officials of tho Y. M. O. A. are
to Investigate charges made by
wounded soldiers against the over
seas work of tho organization, ac
cording to Dr. John R. Mott., Ho
says that the charges are so nu
merous and widespread that they
must be met. Wo know that fo
Bomo'timo past there has beon con
siderable complaint against the Y.
M. C. A for "profiteering" in
France. What truth is In tho
charge we have no means of know
ing. The Investigation should set
tle that. By the way, asks the
True Voice, have any complaints
been made against the Knights of
Columbus by wounded soldiers?
Nono that we have heard of. Will
there be an investigation? Well,
hardly. There's a difference.
have a little American propaganda
for a change. America owes noth
ing to any of tho foreign powers
and the people of this country, out
side of a few Tories and paid
writers, want no entangling alli
ance with England least of all. The
returning soldiers and sailors report
that the English, as of yore, look
with contempt on "we blawsted
Yankees" and American and British
soldiers and sailors could not safely
be brigaded together because of
that feeling. A larger navy and;
Walter R. Vowels has returned
to the Carneglo Tech at Pittsburgh.
after spending the holidays with
Mrs. M. Vowels and Miss Esther
are spending the winter with Mr.
and Mrs. -Joseph Cunningham in
Crescent Hill.
Mrs. Arthur Rellly, who was the
Christmas guest of her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. George DIffcnderfer, in
Jeffersonville, has returned to her
home In Virginia.
Rev. Henry H. Buse, the popular
pastor of St. Louis church, Eighth
and Walnut streets, Cincinnati, was
the recipient on Christmas morning
of a Christmas gift from the news
paper men who attend the 2:16
o'clock mass, celebrated every Sun
day morning by Father Buse for
tho down-town night workers. The
gift took the form of a well-filled
purse and was but a slight token
of the printers' appreciation of
Father Buse's consideration
W. C. Knowles, Director of the
Red Cross 'Bureau of Camp Service,
has announced that all discharged
soldiers are to be allowed to retain
any sweaters, wearing apparel or
other supplies that havo been do
nated to them toy tho American
Red Cross. An instruction to this
effect was sent to the Lake Division
from the Department of Military
Relief at Red Cross headquarters in
Washington. The instruction is
based upon an order Issued by tho
War Department.
Mgr. Cerrettl, the Papal Under
Secretary of State, asked President
Wilson to mediate "with a view to
settling the Vatican situation dur
ing their interviews in Paris," ac
cording to Rome newspapers. He
also submitted to President Wilson
documents justifying the Vatican's
attitude of neutrality during tho
war and set forth tho humanitarian
work done by the Vatican in favor
of prisoners, deported persons and
other? who were similarly affected
by the struggle. This Is one of the
many Associated Press dispatches
that lack verification.
Dattleflcld in Capitol of
Solf-Dcnlal Week to Bc Observed
in. Order to 'Complete
America First should be our mot
and safeguard against the world.
Reports concerning tho Parlia
mentary elections in Ireland indi
cate that tho Sinn Fein party has
practically supplanted tho National
ist. In many places Sinn Fein can
didates wore returned without op
position. This was to be expected.
The Nationalist party founded lt3
hopes on co-operation with the
English Liberals. The combination
worked splendidly as far as the
Liberals were concerned. Through
the aid of the Irish members in
Parliament they curbed the power
of the Houso of Lords and secured
many reforms for England. But
when it camo time for the Liberals
to reciprocate and to fulfill their
promise of home rule for Ireland,
they preferred the Carson Tories to
the Nationalists who had helped
them. The Nationalists are now
paying the penalty for their trust
fulness. Thoy were goldbrlcked.
Louisville people in New York
last week for business and pleasure
were F. F Finn. G. H. Stansbury.
A. Ressln. F. Leisa, Jr., J. G. Rich
mond and G. C. Glllach.
""Patrick 'Shay, of 817 West St.
uatnerine street, who has been
stationed with thenavy during the
past year, on theIrish coast, ar
rived at Pelham Bay Station this
Miss Katherlne Hancock, who ts a
student at St. Mary's-in-the-Woods,
was home to spend tho holidays
with her parents. Dr. C. F. C. Han
cock and Mrs. Hancock, in Jeffersonville.
The True Voice notes in a Sunday
paper a lurid story of lawlessness
in Ireland under the leadership of
ten thousand more or less I. W.
W.'s from Western America. The
story Is cabled from London,
though It is camouflaged as an In
terview given by an individual with
an Irish name who has Just arrived
from Ireland. He declared that life
and property are not safe even In
Dublin and that In other parts or
Ireland conditions arc equally as
bad. The purpose of this camouf
lage propaganda 1b plain enough. v Mr- ana Mrs. Patrick Welsh an-
It Is to counteract whatever favoranounce the marriage of their daugh
Sergeant Lawrence L. Cassidy,
wilting from Tours, France, to
Director William P. Larkln, New
York, makes this reference to the
work the K. of C. has been doing:
"I have many occasions to hear
comments of tho boys as to tho
work being done and paiticularly
by the order, arid Invariably the
opinion. has-been .that the K. of C.
has done more than its share. Of
one thing rV am now certain, the
policy of not selling anything was
a most wise and Judicious one.l We
are free from criticisms and the
boys aio made to feel that the
club Is their property while tho
Secretaries are only the custodians."
Mr. and Mrs. Edward F. Fielss,
of Washington. D. C, are hero
spending tho holiday season with
Thm t-l a Inn' hinlli ah f m T l"
Coakley. 2521 Griffith avenue, and ,mln " fe'J" "C...,l0
flro holnn- avtonhlvolv ontortnlnnri k,, '"M'i" '. ""'- lull,
friends and relatives.
Recently the New York American
wld editorially that Ireland could
not do without England's protec
tion and made a strong plea for
home rule within the empire. This
reveals state of mind seeuliar to
Americans they have never learned
to tntak of Ireland apart from the
British Empire, consequently their
sympathies are confined to gome
ort of a home rul scheme) giving
the shadow rather than the sub
stance of national liberty. As a
matter of faet Bailand meeds Ire
land much more than Iretaa4 needs
England. At all events it U self-
ble sentiment has been created in ter,
America for a just settlement of
Ireland's case. Just as during the
war certain agencies were very
active In making It appear that
Ireland had sent very few soldlcra
to tho front, so now these same
agencies would have the world be
lieve that lawlessness prevails and
that Ireland is" not capable of self
BQvernment. It is the old story
British propaganda 1n the American
press. We havo heard much of
German propaganda in the past year
or two; hut tho other kind of propa
ganda is more subtle and perhap3
more effective. Ireland has had
enough to answer for In being
blamed for the work of the
Jeremiah O'Learys In this country
without being lied about and
blamed for the I. W. W. who are a
product of the New York East Side
and who are not Irish at all. It
may be that a few of these gentry
have penetrated to Ireland to stir
up trouble there as they did In
this country. 'But to suppose that
they havo made any impression on
the mass of the Irish people with
their anarchistic -doctrine is to go
against all we know of the aversion
of Irishmen for crime and lawless
ness. Ireland has had her share of
dreamy idealists and rattle-brained
agitators. But Ireland and the
Irish people have no sympathy with
I. W. W. lawlessness, London
propagandists to the contrary notwithstanding.
It Is impossible for thv aveiage
Amorican to understand the bull-
handedness of the English Govern-
so often
made only to be luoken. are now
known to have, been nothing but
devices to deceive and mislead the
public opinion of the non-OGngllsh
woild. The latest and most con-
George E. Noon, which took place ' ",,'..,,., ,"""'.-. "'. .""" .
Thursday morning of last week atj"' ,ed bv Dai 53 Llov
at rQnmn ni,....i, Tit ?,, ...,.1 auarqss issueu dj uauu tjiova
George and Andrew J3onar Law.
Miss Anna Welsh, to Lieut
St. Cecilia chuich. Lieut. Noon and
bride after the ceremony left for tho
The familiar sign "Everybody
Welcome," which has become so
popular with sailors and soldiers in
American and foreign camps, will
continue to greet them when they
return homo. Every Knights of
Columbus Council in Iowa, of
which there are fifty-one, Is being
asked to open its club rooms for the
tree use of every soldier and sailor
In uniform, regardless of creed or
color. And It is almost certain the
Knights will thus open their build
ings everywhere.
evident tint Ireland, wars she f re 1 'kek.
The Ladles' Sewing Society of
St. Anthony's Hospital wlU enter
tain with the annual euchre and
lotto next Wednesday afternoon at
the hospital and many Handsome
and novel prises nave been secured
by tne eommiUee in charge, Ths
Barnes will be eaued at 2:39
At the annual meeting of the
Board of Trustees of the Catholic
Summer School of America tho fol
lowing officers were re-elected for
the ensuing year: Honorary Vice
President, the Right Rev. Henry
Gabriels, D. D.. Bishop of Ogdens
burg, N. Y.; President, tho Very
Rev. John J. Donlan, Ph. D.,
Centre Moriches, N. Y.; First Vice
President, the Right Rev. Mgr. M.
J. Splalne, D. D., Roxbury, Mass.:
Second Vice President, George J.
Gillespie, New York City; Secretary,
Charles Murray, New York City;
Treasurer, Francis P. Cunnlon, New
York City; Chairman Executive
Committee, Charles A. Webber.
Brooklyn, N. Y.; Chairman Board
of Studies, the Right Rev. Mgr. M.
J, Lavelle, V. G., rector of St.
Patrick's Cathedral, New York
Coincident with the celebration of
the seventh centennial of the com
ing of St. Francis of Asslsl to the
Holy Land, where he founded what
Is known even to this day as the
Custody of the Holy Land, the Holy
See has granted to the now famous
Church of Mount Saint Sepulchre
at Washington, D. C, the same in
dulgences that may bo gained by
visiting and venerating the original
sacred shrines in Palestine. The
only conditions to be fulfilled are
that a person visiting the shrines
be in a state of grace and there
recite one Our Father and Hall
iHls Hollne&s Pope Benedict XV.
has recommended to the Apostle
shlp of iPrayer "Devotion to the
Holy Family" as the general inten
tion for the month of January. He
urges the people to take the house
hold of Nasareth as their domestic
example and to pattern their lives
after those of Jesus, Mary and Jo
seph. He places St. Joseph before
captain and mnte resDectlvelv ot
tho British Ship of State. Here, is
their edict as far as it concerns
"There can be no political peace
in the kingdom or empire while
the Irish question remains unset
tled. Therefore all practical paths
toward a settlement must be ex
plored. There are two pathB, how
ever, which are closed, namely, one
leading to tho complete severance of
Ireland from the empire, and the
other the forciblo subjection of tho
six Ulster countlBB to a homo rule
Parliament against their will."
This declaration shows con
clusively that the English Govern
ment has no Intention of doing
justice to Ireland, and that the
British profession of love for
democracy, at least as far as the
Emerald Isle is concerned, is a de
liberate Ho. There are thirty-two
counties in Ireland. No one denies
that each and every county outside
of Ulster Is overwhelmingly in favor
of a homo rule measure that will
give Ireland practical autonomy.
unere aro nine counties In the en
tire Province of Ulster, and their
representation in Parliament Is
thirty-three members, of whom sev
enteen are home rulers.
And still Lloyd George and Bonar
l,kw ueciare that there must be no
"forcible subjection of the six
Ulster counties to a 'home rule Par
liament against their will." Will
these two delectable British state
ment explain why there should be'
a forciblo subjection of the twenty
six other counties to a British Min
istry against their will? A home
rule Parliament would give Ireland
a government of the people, by tho
people and for the people. The
present regime in Ireland Is a gov
ernment of the people, by a hated
foreign Ministry, at the behest of
the Orangemen of Ulster.
Where is the democracy of which
Lloyd George and Bonar Law are
so fond of prating in the govern
ment of Ireland? Away with such
hypocrisy! Let Irishmen the world
over insist that the wrongs of Ire
land be righted at the coming
peace conference. Let the friends
of democracy, wherever fate has
east thslr lot. demand that luatiee
at last he 'done to "the land whose
the Christian father as a model for
his imitation; he gives to the sons have dona aa nmee for liberty
Christian Brother the Blessed Virata and deaoemar in ail quarters of
as her Hlaatrtoua sampler, and he the globe.
Tentative plans have been formu
lated by the National Board of the
Ladies' Auxiliary to tho Ancient
Order of Hibernians for celebrating
tho twenty-flvo years of success and
prosperity which has attended the
organization, when it is planned to
erect tho memorial to tho Nuns of
tho Battlefield in the capital of the
nation. Tho proposed site for this
memorial, which will commemorate
tho bravery and sclf-sacrlfico mani
fested by tho members of our Cath
olic Sisterhoods In all tho wars
which tho United States has engaged
In (including tho present world
war) Is a most prominent and
central one in the City of Washing
ton. It is In the triangular reserva
tion made by the Intersection of
Rhode Island avenue and M street
and Connecticut avenue. It Is di
rectly In front of St. Matthew'3'
Catholic church and nearby Is tho
house which the American people
presented to Admiral Dewey upon
his return home after tho battle of
Manila Bay, and also In the neigh
borhood of the homes of Chief Jus
tice White and Justice McKenna, of
tho Supremo Court, both prominent
In order that this memorial mav
take Its place with the many beau
tiful statues that adorn the parks
of Washington, It Is proposed to
raise an additional fund or at least
$45,000, and Mrs. Mary F. Mc
Whorter, of ChlcaKO. National Presi
dent of the organization, has called
on tho members throughout the
country to observe a "Self-Denial
Week," in which the amount con
templated will be raised. In her
official letter, sent to every division
In the order, she says in part:
"At the national convention held
In Norfolk, Va., In July, 1914, Mrs.
Ellen Ryan Jolly, who was at that
time your National President,
placed before the delegates her life
long dream of erecting a monument
to commemorate the brave deeds of
the nuns who gave up their lives
on the altar of patriotism nursing
the sick and wounded soldiers of
the ciyll and Spanish-American
wars. As 80 per cent, of these nuns
weio of Irish extraction, Sister
Jolly stated that It was tho duty of
the Ladles' Auxiliary, Ancient Or
der of Hibernians, to erect this
monument because It was the only
organization of Irish Catholic
women in existence. The delegate
unanimously adopted the suggestion
of Sister Jully and with one voice
pledged tho organization's assist
ance to help her carry out this great
"At that time Sister Jolly ex
pected to be able to obtain the nec
essary site for this monument in
Arlington Nutlonal Cemetery, In
which event the 15 per cent, per
capita tax for which she then asked
would have been sufficient. Tho
order is familiar with her long and
oltter struggle In Congress, until
finally last March she obtained tho
site, not in Arlington but In the
City of Washington. The Fine Arts
Commission have wonderful plans
for the future beautifying of the
nation's capital, and as a part of
this scheme of beauty all monu
monts to be erected there in future
must come up to certain specifica
tions. Hence the sum of money
that would havo been ample to
erect tho nuns' monument In
Arlington is entirely insufficient to
erect It on the site granted. It
theiefoie becomes necessary to raise
an additional sum amounting to at
least. $45,000
"Whon your National Board was
In session last July the members
discussed various plans by which
this additional amount could bo
raised, and I suggested that a 'Self
Denial Week,' during which each
member would be asked to deny
herself of even necessities to tho
extent of $ltwhlch she could send
through her division Presldont to
tho National Secretary, Mrs. Susan
McNamee, Charlestown, Mass. Tho
board left It to your National
President to namo the week that Is
to be known as Self-Denial Week
for tho Nuns' Monument. After
much thought on tho matter I have
set the date from Saturday, Febru
ary 1, to Saturday, February 8,
under tho patronage of our own St.
Brlzld. who was herself a dear
white dove of the church. Sisters,
In the name of St. Brlgld, I ask
you to begin her day this year In
tho manner In which I have already
outlined, and then during tho week
following deny yourself of even
necessities so that the nuns' monu
ment which we hope to erect In
Washington will be in every way
worthy of the holy women whom
are now, wo hope, in heaven. What
a pleasing gift this will be to their
memory and how worthy of their
saintly lives. I now see in my
mind's eye a beautiful white marble
monument typical and appropriate
for that which it is Intended to
commemorate, the brave deeds and
wonderful self-Bacritlces of tho
Angels of the Battlefield, erected by
tho pennies saved and set aside
during Self-Denial Week by the
members of our beloved auxiliary.
"You have been asked many a
time during the past year to go
'over the top' in patriotio endeavor
we now appeal to you to go over
the top' during Self-Denial Week.
Your National officers are de
termined, with the assistance of
Almighty God, to raise the balance
of the monument fund, but we want
yon to have the glory of giving tho
neesasary amount. Therefore make
SelNDenial Week for the Nuns'
((BSHBHSHBattkiS jfMr
LLaLLaMBEi2lR?iBK"r -KmMt
aLLIBlff iTlrj W "''MtSaHLtHaPC
T IS with a profound seiibc of
tne responsibilities and a full
appreciation of tho arduous
duties attending- the conduct of tho
offico to which I aspire that I an
nounce my candidacy for the nom
ination for the office ot State Su
perintendent of Public Instruction,
subject to the action of the Demo
cratic primary, August 2, 1919.
IT IS useless for mo to say that
I first saw tho light of day In
the hills of Anaerson county,
Kentucky: and from that day until
this good hour I have never changed
my citizenship nor cast a ballot out
of my nativo State.
IN POLITICS I was bred and
born a Democrat, and have
never had occasion to aban
don the doctrine and principles of
our futhcrs. While, at all times, I
have tried nover to be obnoxious
in tho promulgation of tho political
tenets to which I hold, I havo al
ways had tho courage to givo n
reason for the faith I had within
me. Democracy docs rfot mean po
litical chicanery, but tho expanding
and unfolding of those immortal
principles which form tho founda
tion stones of true, popular and
progressive government
I RECEIVED my early educa
tion In tho rural schools of my
county; latpr I took a busi
ness course at Cincinnati: and, still
1'ter, I took up my college work.
When In collego I had the unique
distinction of being tho president of
tho society to which I belonged, the
librarian and tho Janitor all at tho
same time, In the preparation for
my life work my road was not
8trewn with flowers, but by the
sweat of my faco I earned my
THEREFORE I havo always
been friendly to labor Its
organizations. Its needs and
its reasonable demands. Tho laborer
is worthy of his hire. Tho man In
the Bhop, at tho anvil, in tho mine,
on tho farm all constitute the
bono and sinew of this country.
Thoro Is a dignity in labor, the con
sciousness of which sweetens trials
and smooths the rough places of
life us tho toller struggles for su
premacy among his fellows.
HAVE served the public schools
of my State for thirty-two
consecutlvo years. within
which time I had four charges, the
last of which was tho superintend
ence of the Lawrenceburg High
School for twenty years. This ec
ord speaks for Itself. To llvo among
tho same people, to discipline, di
rect and train their children for so
many years Is an honor which
comes only to a. few in a lifetime,
a truo appreciation of which lan-
pnage falls to express.
OR SOME YEARS I havo had
an aspiration to serve the
causo of education In the ca
pacity of Superintendent of Public
Instruction. I have tried to crush
that ambition, but, like Danquo's
ghost, it will not down. If chosen,
therefore, to lead the educational
forces of tho Commonwealth, I
pledge the saruo faithful, untiring
and consecrated service which has
marl.cd my official conduct In all
of the enterprises with which I
have been associated.
AVINQ BEEN a member of
the last General Assembly,
closely allied with all edu
cational problems picsented at that
session for solution, I am inclined
to believe that I am tho bettor pre
pared because of that experience to
grapplo with other problems which
will naturally arise from new and
changed conditions and to render
valuablo assistance In their speedy
N MY humble Judgment tho
good roads problem lias mucn
tn do with tho solution of one
of tho most intricate and difficult
school questions confronting the
superintendents of the counties of
this Commonwealth namoly the
conduct and maintenance of tho
country schools. It appears to mo
Ithat, In a few years at best, by tho
'union of county, State .and Federal
aid, the good roaas promem wn- do
solved, the corollary of which will
be tho organizations of consolidated
schools with longer terms, bettor
teachers and larger salaries. This
its not the theory of some novice or
the vision or some idle dreamer, but
Jin many localities, ere long, It will
he a living reality Other States
hnc ' e-' thl '"onlm along this
Una, Why not Kentucky?
1 HEARTILY Indorse every means
that In being used to remove Il
literacy frftm Kentucky. I do
not believe that tho educational
forces of the State will test content
until every blot Is removed and all
tho citizens of tho Commonwealth
can IntelJIgontly cast their ballots
without the assistance of political
tricksters and election officer. Tho"
arousing of a public conscience to
takp full and complete advantage of
tho opportunities presented by our
public Institutions and to preserve
this sonllment at a normal equilib
rium can bo accomplished only by
tMs awHkenlng flrsc taking hold of
tho minds, hearts and consciences of
(""-- lepching force.
RING THIS world tragedy,
the most disastrous and de
structive within the history of
civilisation, I have undergone a
change of mind and heart upon the
ruftiago question. Woman has
proven herse'f equal to "very emerg
ency and condition, even under shell
fire upon the batt'o fronts of Ku.
ropo, with an unflinching determina
tion and a heroism beautifully sub
lime She constitutes the greater
working force In our public school
nvstem Why should she not be en
tlt'eft to the full nnd complete prlv
''cs of citizenship?
Inaugurated at once In the nrl
marv grades of our miblic
schools along the line of teiiipcrnnce
nnd. abstinence from the iigo of
narcotics The tendency among boys
10 apfl 12 years old 'to smukc clgar
ettfs is becoming- a menace to our
f utui e Htl7nshlp. It is proper for
the State to paw legislation upon tho
ti-mperstnce question, but It cinnot
loiriHlite a Stat- or nation of sober
peonle. Thin training must bcfrln
verv c-iv In life anj bo continued
until habits aro very thoioughly
formpd "Vs tho twig is hunt the
tree Ls Inclined." As a member of
the lAEt Legislature I voted for the
KuhmlsIon of a Stae-wldo amend
ment upon tho temperance question,
for the antl-Bhlpnliig bill and other
tempernne legislation. Any FChool
man vvnuld bo falsa to his profession
If ho did not stand for tho highest
i.--.ii in county, city or State.
HE TIF several living s-
es pressing their claims for
solution upon tho county su
perintendent and the rural teacher
which sooner or later, must havo
a satisfactory settlement vocal mu
sic, elementary agriculture und home
economlrs. But the most serious of
all pnblems ls the deurtn of teach
ers, poor salirles nnd delayed pnv
mnts The Superintendent of Pub
lic Instruction, as the guiding genius
of the school forces of the State,
must solvn these questions, cal ing
Into conference tho verj brst
thought of his associates.
Al'NIFIDD school system, from
tne kindergarten to the uni
versity, each peifectly ar
ticulating with Its related part, form
ing one complete and connected
whole, has made. In tho last fv
years, an appreciable progress, but
there are still some drfectM In the
adjustment which must be brought
Into harmonious action.
IN THE early formation of this
Republic, an eminent statesman
declared, "Wo must educate, w
must educate, or wf win perish by
our own prosperity." If that doc
trine was true then, It is doubly trup
in this the morning twilight of tho
Twentieth century. The world has
passed through the fiery furnace of
trial and affliction Jn tne final
adjustment, social, moral, civic nnd
economic problems will press their
claims for solution. It i not un
reasonable to believe that the edu
cational machinery in some deport
ments will also need readjustment
to meet the, domands of new nnd
rapidly changing conditions.
IN CONCLUSION, if tho people ut
Kentucky, out of the abundance
of their generosity and gracious
ness. should honor mo with the nom
ination for Superintendent of Public
Instruction, I renow my vows for an
honest, faithful, consecrated and ef
ficient service.
I NOW commit my destiny into
their hands, with an abiding
fullh in their fairness nnd Jus
tice, and confidently await their fi
nal verdict.
Most respectfully
Lawrenceburg, Kentucky.
January 1 1919.
. rr-v(A4vcrUsemeat, ,
Monument. February 1 to 8. 1919.
the most memorable week In tho
history of our beloved auxiliary."
Monuments to the memory of liAXEK Wednesday,
departed heroes are tho Immortal
legacies bequeathed to future gen
erations; they are the silent foot
prints of history upon the pages
of time. Iilke the songs of a coun
try they are a part of the life of a
peopl. The Nuns of the Battle
field are the Immortal heroines ol
the civil war in America, and the
passage of the resolution for, the
erection of a memorial to them was
a wholesome and lasting expression
ot a people's gratitude, belated
January 1.
1919, at 10:45 a. m... Florenee
Gay Layer, beloved wife of Aug
ust Layer, age twenty-eight years.
Funoral from the residence of
hor mother, Mrs. Clara McFar
land Gay Sleberz, 901 Franklin
street, Saturday morning at 8:39
and from St. Michael's church at
9 o'clock. Interment in Cave Hill
though it was, for their deeds of
self-sacrifice and devotion.

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