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323 W. Market St.
Both Hom: 432 Loulsvlllt, Ky.
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IJvery Driver an P.corf,
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Nominations In Democratic Tarty
1 lrow Left For Voters to
T' "Decide.
Gov. Black Conceded to lie Strongest
Candidate In No-'
State Republican Clialnnnn dies
Searcy lias Multiplicity
of Troubles.
The campaign for the different
political nominations has closed and
now it is left for the voters to select
their choices in the primary Satur
day. The supporters of Gov. Black
and Judge Carroll are both claiming
success, while Col. P. J. Noel, of
Harrodsburg, the third man in the
race for the Democratic Gubernator
ial nomination, is not without hope,
and his friends say that he will
prove a big surprise when the vote
is counted. It must be conceded
that Col. Noel Is game if nothing
else, and he has never faltered In his
campaign, no matter how discourag
ing it looked with the big political
leaders lined up for his opponents.
The straw vote collectors and post
card prophets had another Inning
this week and right here their pre
dictions did not have much weight
for one reason, and that is they all
made the same mistake, guessing
majorities with big votes cast, of
which there is no chance.
All indications point to the nomi
nation of Gov. Black simply for the
reason that the average Democratic
voter who ds Interested In party
success will vote for the Governor
because he will make the strongest
candidate in November. In Novem
ber Gov. Black would poll thousands
and thousands of votes in the popul
ous mountain section, many of them
Republicans, and conservative critics
In both the Democratic and Re
publican parties concede this. "With
this big advantage in November Gov.
Black would only need to poll the
normal Democratic vote In other
sections to prove an easy winners
This is an ubiased opinion, with no
attempt-to- belittteiJudge.vCarroU .or.
any of his supporters or rouowers,
but the party comes first before the
candidate and Gov. 'Black Is the
logical candidate to win in Novem
ber. In the Lieutenant Governor's race
the tide has set in etrongly for W.
H. Shanks, of Stanford, and he will
make a splendid running mate for
the head of the ticket. Ryland
Mustek, of Jackson, has surprised
them all by his hustling campaign
for Attorney General, Attorneys Will
McNally and Mark Beauchamp, of
this city, who are acting as his
managers, predicting him a winner.
Col. John W. Newman, of Versailles,
pr Commissioner of Agrlculture.and
Mat S. Cohen, of Lexington, for
Secretary of State, are only waiting
to count their majorities. Dr. J. P.
W. Brouse, of Somerset, is making
a whirlwind finish for the nomina
tion for Auditor and Sergeant L.
Sherley Cunlff, his local represent
ative, says that his candidate Is
making every post a winning one.
Alvin Steger, who made a bang up
race for Clerk of the Court of
Appeals four years ago, was in town
this week and predicts his nomina
tion. In the local Democratic races
there are but a few minor contests
and they are being conducted in a
spirit of harmony, the Democratic
organization keeping hands off, only
being Interested enough to see the
best man win. This same policy
applies in the State races. Active
and influential Democratic workers
are divided In their choice for Gov
ernor and they are assured by Col.
Frank McGrath, Chairman of the
local Democratic Committee, that
the committee will take no active
part and no ward Chairman will
attempt to use his position to send
out official instructions to support
this or that State candidate. This
Is the spirit that wins In November.
At a meeting of Gov. Black's sup
porters Tuesday evening In the Tyler
Hotel Attorney Neal Funk and Col.
Jake Haager made stirring speeches
for harmony before and after the
primary, both men expressing confi
dence that the Democratic City and
County Committee would give fair
play to all candidates and this would
promote unity and harmony. This
sentiment is the sentiment of all
Democrats, and the Kentucky Irish
American as a Democratic organ,
which has always fought fixed
primaries earnestly hopes that the
spirit .of fair play is carried out to
the letter. Any other course means
party suicide.
When Democrats look at the
muddled situation in the Republican
ranks they can't help but chuckle.
Here's our own Ches Searcy being
sued for $250,000 by George W.
Jolly, of Owensboro, for alleged
slander and claims that the Re
publican State Campaign Chairman
has injured him to the extent of a
quarter of a million dollars. Phoweel
just Buppose Ches has to pay that
amount! ' The poor old Keystone
police and "hick" firemen of course
would have to come accross pretty
strong, and maybe they would have
to pawn their new uniforms and go
back to " the seedy grass costumes
whloh, although they didn't look
well, were very appropriate for the
boys from roe mmks. -men to aau
to the misery of .the Republican.
Mate Chairman the colored voters
are TebeUtag strongly agateat beteg
An honor usually paid only to
Britain and the Prince of Wales meeting Premier Lloyd George on his
arrival in London from IParls 'Peace Conference.
only voters and want a candidate or
two on the ticket. 'Warley, the
colored editor, who is a candidate
for Legislature, and Dr. W. T.
Merchant, who is a candidate for
Alderman, are threatening dire
vengeance if they are beaten in the
primary. No wonder Democrats can
look forward to trimming Howdy Ed
Morrow in November in an easy
In a letter to a friend here one
of our soldier boys tells of the
treatment our men receive from the
English. It was written from Brest,
and says in part:
"Read circled his plane around the
harbor and city and sent greetings
to us all by wireless telephony as
follows: 'Greetings to you all.
Sorry can not stop.' Ho was certain
ly confident of having no mishaps,
for he came Jow down over usso
that we could sec all in the machine.
Gee, but I'm glad that he has
finally made the trjp, and the
Englishman didn't beat him not
that I don't feel a bit sorrv for the
'Limey f orhe '-had iough - luckbut'
all we could heaT in England was
that Hawker had landed and' beat
the American. One paper even came
out to that effect with big headlines.
I hate to have those folks get any
thing on us. It's quite a bit of fun
for anyone pugnaciously inclined to
go ashore In England, for we have
a scrap every time we go ashore,
that is, provided the 'Limeys' out
number us. They are the biggest
bunch of cowards you ever saw and
God help you if they get you down,
for they'll kick your face off if
they can. Don't tell me ever again
about British manliness and love of
fair play there's nothing to it.
You may think I've been 'beat up'
by talking this way, but fortunately
I've managed to get by fairly well,
outside of a sprained wrist and a
bloody nose."
The Rev. Father Brey and the
people of his parish are hard at
work preparing for the annual lawn
festival and reunion to be 'held on
Holy Cross grounds, Thirty-second
and Broadway, on Tuesday and
Wednesday, August 12 and 13, both
afternoon and evening. Special
featured, pleasing to young and old,
have been arranged for, and will
surpass the high standard main
tained by the hustling committee" at
all their entertainments. Social
games will be played dn the after
noon and each evening the ladies
will provide a splendid dairy lunch.
For a good time visit this lawn fete.
Benedict XV. in his magnificent
letter to our American Bishops ap
proves and blesses the holy work
of the National Shrine of the Im
maculate Conception, advises dts
Immediate beginning, donates to the
high altar a splendid Mosaic copy
of Murrlllo's Immaculate Conception,
urges all Catholics, individuals and
societies to contribute generously,
blesses the new church and all who
help in Ub erection. The letter ends
with these fatherly and patriotic
"In this respect greater efforts
are demanded of you than of all
others, owing to the vast Influence
which you exercise among your
people. Retaining as they do a
most firm hold on the principles of
reasonable liberty and of Christian
civilization, they are destined to
have the chief role In the restora
tion of peace and order, and in the
reconstruction of human society on
the basis of these same principles,
when the violence of these tempest
uous days shall have passed. Mean
time we very lovingly in the Lord
Impart the Apostolic bcnedlotlon,
Intermediary of divine graces and
pledge of our paternal good will, to
you our beloved sons, to our vener
able brethren and to the clergy and
people of your flocks, but in a
particular manner to all those who
shall now or In the future contribute
to the building of the National
Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
at Washington. ,
The weight of the average man is
140 pounds; of a wxwin, 116
pouade. .
Royalty. King George V. of Great 4
Will Unveil Memorial Monument
During Centennial Celebration
of Old Cathedral
Erected' in Honor- ofSoldier Boys 'of
Historic St. Joseph's
Abott Obrecht, Very Rev. "I. F.
Kearneyand Rev. J". J. Aboil
on, Programme.
City of the Louleville diocese and
where was erected the first Cathe
dral west of the Alleghenies, will
next week be the scene of a solemn
and patriotic celebration of the
centennial of St. Joseph's church,
of which the Very iRev. Dean
O'Connell Is the venerable and able
pastor. The programme Is outlined
In the Kentucky Standard, from
which we extract the following:
Throughout the width and length
of the land a variety of memorials
are being erected by both church and
State to do honor to our noble sol
dier boys who went forth at rthe call
of their country, to battle and even
to die for God and their 'firesides.
'Tis praiseworthy and just that it
should be so. Responsive to this ex
alted sentiment emanating spontane
ously from the heart of a great
nation, the members of St Joseph's
cnurcn, liarastown, deemed it a
most suitable time during the cen
tennial anniversary of tho consecra
tion of the now venerable Cathedral
to erect a monument memorializlnc
the names of Its heroic youths who
were called to the colors of their
country, numbering one hundred and
eleven, four of whom made the
supreme sacrifice.
Pertinent to this universal expres
sion of a nation's love and devotion
cor the brave soldier boys of the
war of 1917-1918 Is the following
letter from the pen of a Massachu
Get's hero's mother who wants her
son's name on a monument:
"I am only a private's mother:
not even that now, for 'he is dead
killed in France by a German. I had
taken care of him for twenty-three
years, and it only took a second for
him to die, so they tell me. I want
to ask the Telegram to say for .me
m these few words that I will never
rest in peace if I don't tell the
people of Worcester what my boy
used to say to me to Jolly me up.
as he called it, when I was crying
over him being drafted. He would
say, 'joiner, lr i am Killed, I will
leave my name for you to look at
on some monument like the one on
the Common. Then won't you be
proud of me? And he would laugh.
dance me around and kiss me. Now.
O God, he is dead I Only a mother
or father who has a boy burled in
France knows what that means.
Now his mother wants his name
on a monument and not on the wall
of a building. The good Mayor tries
to please all. If some people wants
a large building, it will be nice, but
please have a monument, too, for
even a child knows what a soldier's
monument stands for. Who In going
In and coming out of that building
in years to come will remember why
It was built? They won't care.
It would be nice to -have the monu
ment stand where all the parades
pass by It, where all the busy work
ing people can go by it on their way
to work, and -where mothers, who
choke back sobs In their throats and
clench their hands so they won't cry
in public, can see it, can stand be
side It, touch it and know their boy
helped place it there. 1 have no
grave to visit. Please give me this
much. I wish other mothers would
write the papers and say the way
they feel. I know you will iprkit
this, Mr. Editor, so I thank you
The memorial monument In honor
t Old St.
Joseph's, whleb
jnrwe of erec-
lion and willfc
tpleted for the
coming cent
built of , 'coral
Blebration, is
m Its founda-
Hon to 'Its
ically exeoi
symbols, of
to surmoun
of the
statue repress
sl the two
other bronze :k
one oh eMSher
tory eywibolize
side of that?
Liberty. On A
tablet placed
under -the Statu
iWetory- will be
the following a
An American'
holding, in its.
MKl inscription:
ting in repose
two entwined
American "flags.
which "All
honor to the .sold:
boys of Old St.
Joseph's who
valiantly their
God and their ce
HB thewar of
1D17 1918
The followlD;
ift the supreme
sacrifice: 1
Stewart, W.
Evan3. "Let
upon them."
on, atteater
roler. Herman
Berpetual 1 shine
Under each o
atatues of Lib-
erty will be a
tablet, iwith
fifty-three nam
fne ,and Jty-
four on the ot;
the base of
the monument
.will aim be a
bronze tablet b
Jhe inscription
in raised lett
fljrected at the
Iftfe hundredth
fflMieecration -of
celebration c
St. Joseph's
tw- Bardstown.
Thus in end
brojhzo shall the
Thus endu
names of the'
boys of Old ll
bto, shall the
id true soldier
who took
part In the gf;
rue (now hap-
pny ended be
to age, from
Hon and will
ated'fcom ie
ion, to geara-
,to noble, uns
rloflsm.? Mi
elaborate mei
;!noniinierit iwfll
be blessed
4hf Centennial
mission on Tw
uguei 5, by
the Right Rev.
;M. Obrecht,
Mltered Abbot
asl .Abbey,
and 'the add
that patriotic
occasion will
trered by- the
great Domtn
, Very Rev.
L. F. Kearney,
A feature
which will last
., fcT, M.
jtheyeek of
f he- Jreaeh-
August 3 to If)
ing on August
e lOOtk awW-
versary consecwi
jjsrnipn by"Utr.
th Rev. iRob-
p reached the
J. J. Abell, nep
ert Abbell,
original co
on sermon 100
years ago
the, fiftieth an?
nlversary op
slon preaehY
ion sermon. Mls-
L.be done by the
Rev. W. J?
i'O, P., and the
Rev.- Be Ctar!
P. ;.
" -v
The two
flttn fete of St.
''wfii'tilto -place on
Columba's eh
the church
Thirtr-flith and
Market atreel
have obtained wide advertisemonti"br
announcing that everyone partaking
of supper will be guaranteed, a large
portion of fried chicken. Amuse
ments of all kinds will be furnished
to entertain young and old and
there will be euchre and lotto on.
do tn days, uames win De cauea at
3 and 8. The tally prizes each day
will be $5 in gold.
Sincere sympathy is felt for Mat
thew and Julia McGrath, 1908 Plrth
street, from whom Death took their
little daughter Catharine, leaving
the the family circle in deepest
gloom. The funeral services were
held Monday afternoon at St.
Patrick's church.
Sunday morning Mrs. Elizabeth
Frances Welsh, eighty-seven years
old, passed peacefully into eternal
rest at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. Emma Brown, 1344 Hamilton
avenue. Tuesday morning her
funeral was held from St. Aloysius
church, of which she was tho oldest
Mrs. Elizabeth Nieman, aged fifty-
two, a devoted wife and mother, died
early Sunday morning at the family
residence, 702 Camp street. Always
ready to aid her neighbor, a kindly
nature won the respect of all who
knew her. She Is survived by her
husband, Joseph D. Niemann, three
sons and two daughters. They are
Joseph A., Henry and Frapk Nie
mann, and two daughters. Miss
Gertrude Niemann and Mrs. William
Holenkamp. Funeral services were
held from St. Vincent De Paul's
church Thursday morning.
Tho entire community is mourn
ing the passing, at the age of eighty
eight years, of Thomas Feely, who
succumbed to old age Saturday
afternoon at his home, 2425 West
Chestnut street. For many years he
was President of the St. Vincent de
Paul Society of St. Charles' church,
and was also a pioneer member and
leader in the Catholic Knights of
America. He served eight terms dn
the City Council and did much ror
the advancement of Louisville. His
widow, Mrs. Margaret Feely, sur
vives him. The funeral, which was
largely attended, was held from St.
Charles' church Tuesday morning,
Rev. Father Raffo celebrating
requiem high mass.
The death of Mrs. Bridget Bourke,
widow of John Bourke, on Sunday,
at the residence of her daughter,
Mrs. Michael Casein, 1324 South
Preston street, brought to an end
the life of one of Louisville's most
beloved and cheerful persons; a
woman who t lways wore la smile and
had a word f good cheer for every
one, all this being prompted by tho
strong Christian spirit which was
her chief
aracerlstic. A wide
circle of
lends mourn her de
the loss will be most
parture. bu
keenly felt
by her son, John T.
five, daughters, Mrs.
Bourke, an
Casein, Mr
Albert Meeker, Mrs.
Mrs. George Goettel
orge Wagoner. Tho
Ben Pulfor'
and Mrs.
funeral too!
place Tuesday morn-
irig from
St. Philip Nerl church,
attended b
many friends aad ac-
of the soMI
Hert and Searcy, the Republican machine bosses, in full retreat
from the angry colored voters who are more interested in the
" -- ? i. ,. ,. .. ,, . -
wrengS'of their own than they are in the alleged wrongs of,
Mcrrow, the machine candidate
Have Opportunity, to Display Talent
Funny-Reel In Near, Mayor's Office
Citizens ;Would Like to
' , ' See.
Firemen andvPolice"BelngAssessed
v to Furnish Oil for G.'O.T
For the benefit of those members
of the Men's Federation who dabble
tL politics, and were prominent In
their support of the present "re
form" administration, the Kentucky
Irish American wants to call their
attention to a situation in the local
primary campaign, which needs the
bright rays of reform. Rev. Dr.
Lockhart, Henry M. Johnson, John
M. Chandler, S. S. Meddis, Helm
Bruce and Fred Gernert, all promi
nent leaders in the Men's Federa
tion, were very active in their sup
port of the present city and county
administration and all claimed that
they were fighting for purity in
politics and clean and wholesome
government. Now If they are sincere
in their advocacy of clean and whole
some government, why not In
vestigate the political situation in
the Tenth Ward! William Warley,
a colored man, Is a candidate for
Legislature and Is bitterly opposed
by the present city and county ad
ministration coupled with the Re
publican machine. Here is Warley's
latest statement published in his
'As late as Thursday morning an
offer was mndo to Warley to NAME
IUS OWN PRICE and withdraw.
This was the fourth effort to gel
Warley to sell his own self-respect
and the confidence of his own sup
porters. .Similar offers have beon
made to Dr. Merchant, tho colored
candidate for Alderman. These of
fers not only show whnt white
politicians think of tho colored men
uint they can bo bought, and they
have no honor, principle or self-
respect, but it shows tlmt the white
politicians themselves hnve no
honor or principle. It further shows
that if these men detest the Idea of
colored men being on tlio ticket
enough to try to buy them off tliat
they will resort to any means and
methods to beat them since they
would not sell."
The members of the Men's Federa
tion, and especially the members
who dabble In politics, know that
Warley's assertion of alleged bribery
and intimidation is a very serious
one and should be Investigated.
Everyone remembers how active the
Federation was stopping the McFar-land-Rucker
four round boxing con
test, which the Federation claimed
would have been injurious to our
morals, and none will ever forget
the ringing denunciation by near
Mayor Smith of this awful crime
where two athletes would box for
twelve minutes. One shudders to
think how near we came to having
our morals perverted and were only
saved by our reform Mayor and the
good and noble band of brothers in
the Federation, who are ever awake
to see that no shadow of unright
eousness creeps in our imidst. Now
wo anxiously await the call to arms
of Smitfi and his brother Fedora-
tionlsts to investigate tills charge of
bribery and election intimidation,
and no one should doubt for a
minute that they will bo at every
precinct in tho Tenth Ward Satur
day to see taat Warley isn't robbed
i by the Republican machine. To give
them support the Kentucky Irish,
"" in Primary .
. Saturday
1 r I ,
for Governor.
, hiiiiwi HUUUl UiCBO UllHkb. jCUB-
. . ,,,., , ,and herself, highly "practical" 13
American will publish tho report of .concerned no little
their Investigation. As to size, Ireland qualifies easily,
It's a, pity that amoving Picture for the Island is twice as large as
wasn't -taken of the pretty little Belgium, Holland. Denmark or
scene In near Mayor Smith's office Switzerland, and has an area in
when an oil painting of himself was SqUnre mnea aimost cqual that
given o His Honor. Attached to 0f Serbia, Portugal, Greece or
the painting was a card reading: Bulgaria. As to population, Ireland
"To Our Mayor From Twenty -of ha8 twlco a man p L0 , 0 as' N
7? ? fDd Admirers." Nowlor Denmark, a Million more people
km't that just too cute for anything? than Switzerland, and about the
Especially when you realize that 8ame number of lnnabltant3 as
nineteen of the twenty-friends and Serbla Bulgaria or Greece,
admirers" are all holding nee fat, The lndustrles 0f Ireland have
jobs with big fat salaries attached. ' beon crushed, and its resources are
!!&U?JAtt development, yet not-
u, iiuji.uMu,,, "'.1'' -
an party's regular candidate or,followl f, t ,
M?Si?h1,Si? whn'LK 1915' Prove rather conclusively that
aJLS,mith.H,,m !! "' kS??U"? 'he 'Bland is a going concern dn it-
f"""S-M" "V:-"" rrfc-:.vr:,wK and by itself:
uuuiaviiiG ovci iiu.u, aiiu tiiuugut -iiu
had succeeded so far with the aid
and advice of the donors of the oil
painting, alias the boys who are on
the pay-rolls. Isn't Smithy the bash
ful little cubs', though, whenv h&
bashfully coh'cedes that ho is soine
pumkins as a Mayor?
When one stops to think of the
Keystone police, the hick firemen.
the dirty streets, the joke vacuum Is paying today an annual tax rev
cleaners, the fake street carnivals, ' enue of ?200,000,000, and as only
the pay-as-you-enter City Hospital, $65,000,000 Is spent on Irish govern-
lower taxes with higher assessments,
higher phone rates, the holdup as-
sessments of the HerUSearcy
machine, the reign of gambling,
burgarles, etc., and then realize that
Smith believes that he Is giving the
citizens a fair and decent ad -
ministration, it is time to call all
bets aff or let the race go for
Sweeney, as the turfites say. How.
that nineteen office-holders must
have chuckled up their sleeves when
they heard the guff from Morrow
and Smithy about the good ad
ministration! It's a cinch that when
they got outside you could have heard to remove any fear that an indepen
thelr guffaws for an hour as they dent Ireland would have to adopt
thought of the funny reel they just mendicancy as Its profession,
participated In, and what a scream These answers, concerned with
that would make in the comedy i population, trade and financial
films. strength, are given by the Ireland
On the same day that Smith was of today, the Ireland that persists
getting the oil portrait Patrick after seven centuries of oppression
Byron, a fireman of eighteen years j and persecution. There is another
service, was farced out of tho depart-1 Ireland, however, that beckons to
ment for not furnishing a twenty , us from history rich in its culture,
dollar donation towards "oiling" the blessed In Its resources, Teslstless In
Hert-Searcy machine. Firemen and its energies and Initiative needing
police are all being assessed twenty only to be released from bondage to
dollars for the same purpose, and rise again to strength and power.
possibly enough "oil" money was!
secured to help pay for the oil
portrait. Here's another for "Louis
ville's best Mayor" to ponder over:
George Berry, a veteran and crippled
Drinter. fell in front of the Courier-
Journal office, was taken to the
City Hospital and for a stay of a
little less than two days was as-,
sessed $5.79, practically three dol -
lars a day from a poor and deserv-
ing citizen, unaDio .to worx ai ns;
iraut', uuu cuiiia 1110 uviu& uj ow
ling little sundries. Yet that mil
lion dollar institution was paid for
by the citizens of Louisville to help
just this class of needy and un
fortunate citizens. Mr. Berry has
an official receipt signed by the
Assistant Superintendent for his en
forced stay at the pay-as-you-enter
hospital. i , ,f1!
It's been a sort of a tough week
on our Keystone cops. Two young
negro bellboys "beaned" one with a
blackjack because he attempted to
interfere with a robbery they were
pulling off at the time. Of course
the Keystoner attempted to stop
them until they shooed him of f after
giving iuui uio U,D mii ". "
laugns oesi wuu juugua iubi, io wo
comedy cop got a whole "passel"
of nolice to help him and they sue
ceeded in arresting the two boys.
Favorable mention In Chief Petty's
bulletin of course.
Another of our young colored
residents played a mean Joke on a
Keystoner by running over him with
a "flivver" and the indignant cop
swore out a warrant for the
desperado driver. The young negro
excused his mistake by saying that
he mistook the Keystoner In his
faded seedy uniform for one of our
old fashioned country "scarecrows."
Pretty logical defense a,t that. But
heres ono where the Keystoner came
out ahead: This "hick" cop came
from Indiana and after being, a
citizen of a week's residence went
(Continued on Fifth Page.)
Able To Stand'. Alone, But Kept
In Subjection By
Resources Gicater Than Those of
Other Small European
Population Cut in Half by Eng-
land's Uujust Treatment
of People.
This is a "practical world," and
never so "practlcall" as when somo
elementary proposition of equity is
up for consideration and decision.
Justice Is rarely denied out of any
iacK or love ror justice, but rather
by reason of the fear that -nonr.
"Impractical" justice will not be able
to look after herself In a "practical"
So, then, on many sides, we hear
I tTlfi mipftilnn "How Tralqtifl ?.tnwl
alone " Is the Island lame enouch
a tnere People enough, and what
of its resources, finances and general
ability to make cood as a nation
among nations? "Practical" folk
Ii;th.bidlll' thPRA hfiTlfHr.ina in
Greece $ 62,500,000
Bulgaria .". 76,000,000
Portugal 115,000,000
Rumania 205,000,000
Norwav 2io.nnn.nnn
te"Pgnmatld.:..r..V-j.3 25;bQ0.Q0 0,
Sweden 375.000.000
Ireland 862,000,000-
In the matter of finances. Ireland
mem, ine net pront to England is
about $135,000,000 a year. The
. cost or government to the people
of Switzerland is about $35,000,000
a year; In Norway it is $36,000,000
and dn Denmark, $27,500,000, and
1 It Is to be borne in mind that each
of these three countries maintains
, on army. Tho Irish insist that
economy and honesty would cut
their government cost to the Swiss,
Danish and Norse figures, but even
If this claim be put aside, the sur
plus $165,000,000 that now goes to
the English Government would seem
in 1841, the population of Ire-
land was 8,175,124; in 1914. the
last census. It had shrunK to 4,375,
554. Despite natural increase, a na
tion drained of half its people in
seventy-three years! If the Irish
case against England rested on this
ono count the verdict Is assuror)
The story of this tragic shrinkage
.wara 0f extermination in which even
WOmen and children were not
spared, famine, pestilence, evictions,
amazing cruelties has been told in
previous chapters; what has not
been set down is the record of
rapacity, the dingy chronicle of in
dustrial greed; how English tuIo
minted Irish blood and sweat, how
English business crushed Irish busi
ness, an attack by book-keepers and
law-makers even more terrible in its
consequences than the extirpations
of Cromwell.
The effects of this policy were
noted by Lord Dufferin in 1867:
"From Queen Elizabeth's reign un-
t the UnJon iM varlous .J
'confraternities of Great Britain
,,,. , ij ..,...,
j ',,- traces" or
At a meeting of Division
Ancient Order of Hibernians.
Bertrand Hall 'Monday evening.
was decided to extend an invitation
to Eamon DeVelera, President of
the Republic of Ireland, to pay a
vtelt to Louisville under the auspices
of the A. O. H. It is believed that
a lecture arranged hero would bo
productive of much good, as it
would enable many to hear the
question of Irish freedom from an
authoritivo source. Attorney Thomas
Walsh, County President John H.
Hennessy and Daniel McCarthy
spoke on the question, all being
heartily in favor of extending the
Invitation to tho President of the
little ' green tele, which is now
battling for well deserved freedom.

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