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Kentucky Irh American
:EMBER 6, 1919.
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Not a Question in tho Cause of
Ireland's Fight for llcr
President DcVnlcra Cites Protestant
Efforts In Ills Country's
Great Throng Hear Irish President
In tho Los Angeles Ball
Eamon DoValora, President of tho
Irish Republic, went through quite
a strenuous experience at Los An
geles, being denied a hearing on his
first appearance thoro on November
19, the owners of the hall canceling
his date at the last moment, tho
lecture being postponed with 10,000
people In tho streotB awaiting ad
mission into the hall. Attorney
Joseph Scott, who servod nbrond as
Knights of Columbus Secretary, was
Chairman of tho Committee of Ar
rangements and he announced a
postponement of tho lecture until
tho following Sunday In the Wash
ington ball park. The Los Angeles
Times, noted tho world over as a
bitter opponent of union labor and
an ardent exponent 01 ovorytning
English, then led a movement to
boycott tho DoValera lecture and by
threats and intimidation tried to
bluff the people of that part of Cal
ifornia Into not attending or having
anything to do with tho Irish Presi
dent's appearance. Much stress was
laid on the fact that a little colony
of British and Canadian soldiers and
tailors of Irish birth and parentage
were acting as escort for DeValera,
some of whom had won medals of
honor and decorations for service
overseas. Hearst's paper, tho Los
Angeles Examiner, mado a special
tight in favor of a fair hearing and
tho other papers of that district
wero friendly to tho lecture. Do
Valora. made his appearance in tho
ball park the following Sunday to
an audience of over 15,000 people,
and specially constructed electrical
devices were erected which carried
his voice to all parts of tho largo
gathering. Tho Los Angeles Times
had attempted to Inject religious
bigotry into tho case and President
DeValera paid especial attention to
thtr'reHglous'pbase-'-.of'-JtbB - Irish
question In his speech. Ho said:
"It is not racial, it Is not religious.
You are told that It Is religious.
Now it Is very easy to see that it is
not, and so difficult would it bo to
prove it religious that oven tho Los
Angeles Times now admits that It
is not a religious question." That
eleven Presbyterian ministers and
six Catholic priests had been hanged
In Ireland because of, their espousal
of the cause of Irish freedom also
was DeValera's statement in refuta
tion of alleged British propaganda
It Is sufficient to tako tho history
of that movement and to note that
its father, Wolfe Tone, was a
Protestant; that all his comrades at
tho time were Protestants; that
William Orr Russell and McCracken
and the others from tho North wero
Protestants; that Lord Fitzgerald
was a Protestant; that Robert Em
met was a Protestant; coming down
later; that John Mitchell was a
Protestant; that Thomas Davis was
a Protestant; that Butt was a
Protestant; that Parnell was a
Protestant; and that long rango of
Protestant leaders to what is said
to be a Catholic party Is sufficient
proof that tho basis of tho division
Is not religious, becauso, as I said.
It would bo absurd to think that a
religious party would cliooso as Its
leaders thoso holding the religion
of tho men whom they wero fighting
'against. (Great applause.) ,
At all times thoro havo been a
number of Protestants on tho side
of Irish Independence, and as I
havo shown you, tho greatest of
Irish patriots who have fought for
independence havo beon Protestants.
For this republican movement at tho
start, no less than ten Presbyterian
ministers wero hung; six priests
wero also hanged, and that shows
that In this movement for independ
ence for Ireland wo havo Protes
tants, Catholics and Presbyterians,
and today in our party we have two
Protestants representing Catholic
districts in Ireland and we have one
Catholic representling a Protestant
district, in Ireland. When Ernest
Bly and Barton wero up for election
the question was not asked them,
"What religion' do you belong to?"
but "What do you stand for politi
cally?" (Applause.)
The causo they stood for politi
cally was for Irish independence and
for the Irish Republic, and they
wero elected by those who differed
from them in religious faith; and
so, too, when Dennis Henry was up
for election in the North, though he
was a Catholic, it was not asked of
him whether he was a Catholic or
not. What was asked him was.
"What do you stand for politically?"
and because he stood politically for
union with England he was elected
by the union constituency and snt
to the English Parliament. There
fore It is no wonder that even the
Lo Angelas Times can not say that
It is a religious movement and has
had to admit that it Is a political
one. (Aspjause.) Why then should
i -WKT-esfstonce of the political minor
ity in Ireland prevent the" Irish peo
ple from choosing their own form
of government? You know that
even if th whole of the people of
Ireland were' today unanimous, you
know perfectly well that England
would not give up Ireland If she
Wtd hold It. (Applause) You
fcaftw tt' ll Is not tor the need of
tM Irish yeele or.out of leve for
tho Irish people that England holds
Ireland, and just as centuries boforo
there was a Protestant in the world,
jcenturlos boforo Martin Luthor nail
ed up his theses, Catholic Ireland
unanimously of the same religion,
was fighting agaihst Catholic Eng
land. Sd today, if tho wholo of Ire
land were to bo Unanimous" oil tho
question of independence, and, bo
matter what she might profess now,
England" would not, and you know
sho would not, bo wiling to glvo to
the Irish people that which tho
Irish people want. (Applause.) j
J ilia iiiiiuuubiiuu uj uu ujjju-
nents of tho question of religion la
an attempt to prdvent tho judges
on this question, the rair-mlnded,
libqrty-loving people, not merely of
Amorlca, but of the wholo world,
from deciding in nccordanco with
tho principles of Justice. It is an
attempt to bring In religious predi
lections and religious questions Into
a Judgment which ought to bo pro
nounced on the facts as they aro,
politically, and ought to bo pro
nounced in nccordanco with tho
principles of justice. (Applause.)
Riding with President DeValera
In tho automobllo which brought
him to 'Washington Purk was Sorgt.
Christopher William Keano, Baid to
bo one of America's most frequently
decorated war heroes and who lost
a leg on tho battle lines In France.
Keane, now a student at tho Uni
versity of Southern California, won
tho Croix do Guerre, tho American
Distinguished Service Cross, a deco
ration for bravery conferred upon
him personally by King Georgo of
England, and the U. S. Congression
al medal for bravery. Also In tho
automobile wero Chairman Joseph
Scott, Lleuts. Leo Dazo and John
Fox and Private Marcus Roberts, all
of whom won commendation for
their bravery under flre in France
Seated in the grand stand with
the Irish President as ho Bpoko also
was former Lieut. Rone Llnguard,
who saw four years of active service
with French troops in Franco and
Belgium. Among others In the
speakers' stand wero Eddie Maler
and John Powers, of- tho Los An
geles Tbaseball club, who received
three cheers and a "tiger" fromtho
15,000 people present for refusing
Insistent demands that tho prlvllcgo
of speaking in the park bo donied to
Attorney Joseph Scott, who in
troduced DoValera, said:
"I congratulato you, men and wo
men, freo citizens of a free repub
lic, for showing by your presence
here what you think of tho Journal
istic anarchist at First and Broad
way. They told you nnd me,
through the columns of that paper
that they publish, that Los Angeles
would present a long attenuated
icicle to tho President of tho Irish
Republic, and hero It is, thanks bo
to God. It also said that it hoped
somebody would turn tho hose on
President DeValera. I want to tell
tho editors-in-chief and tho man
agers and editorial writers of- tho
Los Angeles Times that if all tho
hoso in tho fire department of Los
Angeles wero turned on that but
tressed fortress at First and Broad
way it would still smell to high
heaven. In the language of ono of
these distinguished visitors, tho Los
Angeles Times Is tho most capable
liar we have anywhere in Califor
nia. It Is about time that you busi
ness men watch tho columns of that
paper pretty closely. I don't care
much whether It is subsidized from
London or Tokyo. (Applauso.) But
I say this, you taxpayer if you
watch it closely, the next thing you
will seo them slipping to you is that
wo will please forgot tho Indebted
ness that the British Government
owes us, and you and I can put our
hands into our American pockets
and pay tho taxes upon the money
wo havo lent to England, because
wo should liquldato that indebted
ness." (Applauso and cries of
Ferdinand Ochs, ninety years, ono
of Louisvlllo's oldest and most high
ly esteemed citizens, died at tho
home of his daughter, Mrs. D. J.
Sullivan, 1923 West Broadway, ear
ly Wednesday morning. Mr. Ochs,
who formerly was a tanner, camo to
this country from Germany and had
lived in Louisville for seventy
years. He was a civil war voteran
and always for tho advancement of
Louisville. Besides Mrs. Sullivan
he is survived by another daughter,
Mrs. Alice Cutshaw; flvo grandchil
dren and four great-grandchildren.
His funeral took place from Sacrod
Heart church, Rov. Patrick Walsh
celebrating tho requiom high mass.
Army Chaplains John A. Ran
dolph, John T. Axton, James F.
Houlihan, Ignatius Fcaly and Mil
ton O. Beebo havo been appointed
a board to meet In Washington for
tho purpose of studying matters rel
ative to chaplains and moral train
ing In the army. Of the flvo mem
bers of this very important board
two aro of tho Catholic faith, this
bolng very nearly the quota of tho
strength of the Catholic enlisted
men in tho army. The priests on
tho board aro Father James F.
Houlihan and Father Ignatius Fealy.
Chaplain Houlihan is a native of
Pennsylvania and was appointed a
chaplain, with the rank of First
Lieutenant, from that State in 1910
In 1917 he was promoted to the
rank of Captain. Fathor Fealy, the
other Catholic member, is a native
of Missouri, and was born July 31,
1878. After his ordination lie serv
ed as an assistant priest at St, Jos
eph church" Washington. He was
appointed a chaplain in the army
from the District of Columbia In
1914, and became well known and
popular while in Louisville as head
of the chaplains' training school at
Camp Zachary Taylor. Both Father
Houlihan and Father Fealy are
known as J'llve wires" In the service
when It comes to matters of faith
and morale. Both are "good mix
ers" among the men, universally
popular, and the interests of the
church and the men will bo well
looked out for during the sessions
of this important board, which Is
destined to accomplish so mueh
goeL a
Near Mayor
of producing a "low tax'rate," btat
or higher assessments."
Discusses Ireland's Part In Making
nnd Upholding the United
William B. Dohcrty Spokesman
For Erin at Americanization
Makes Vlgotous and Pointed Cor
rection of Courier-Journal's
- .-Report- ', -
Tho following communication
from Dr. William B. Dbherty, which
neods no explanation, will interest
our many readers:
In tho Courier-Journal of the
26th Inst. I was quoted as having
talked at tho Americanization lunch
eon "for an Americanization pro
grammo and that it be made a part
of the laws." That Is not so. Tho
following is what I did say:
When I was Invited to attend this
luncheon and present an Irishman's
viewpoint of Americanization I first
declined In view of tho fact that as
a guest I should say something
pleasant, but I was told to speak
plainly as I saw fit, for such was
tho object of tho meeting. I was
born and reared in Ulster, Ireland,
and thorefore I -am an Ulsterlto, but
not of that typo which you know
through tho nowspapors, for I am
for freedom for Ireland and there
fore opposed to a monarchical form
of government. To speak of tho
Americanization of tho Irish 1b a
good deal like carrying coals to New
castle, for tho great majority of the
Irish have tho lnnato American
spirit for freedom before they leave
Ireland. Next to Moore's melodies
and songs portraying tho freedom
of Ireland, American songs aro tho
most popular with tho youth, such
as tho "Green Fields of America,"
"To tho West, to tho West, to the
land of tho free.
Where the mighty Missouri rolls
down to the soa;
Where a man Is a man If ho Is will
ing to toil,
And tho youngest can gather tho
fruits of tho soil."
Tho principles of Bolshevism, so
cialism and anarchy are as foreign
and abhorrent to tho Irish heart and
mind as polygamy and Mohamme
danism. Ono of the happiest days
of my life was whon I became an
American citizen, thereby renounc
ing all allegiance to Queen Victoria.
Only four of the nine counties of
Ulster have voted for union -with
England, the remaining twenty-
olght in Ireland for a republican
form of government. Tho name
Scotch-Irlrsh sometimes appears Jn
our newspapers. There is no such
hybrid or animal in Ireland as a
Scotch Irishman, or English or
Welsh Irishman. Those born there
aro Irishmen as these born here are
Kentuckians, Tho Scotch-Irish can
say, "We Join in Jubilation for the
thing that we afte not. For" we sav
we are not Irish, and God knows we
are not Scotch."
No race gave more in blood, brain
and brawn to uphold our republican
form of government whenever and
wherever assailed, than did the
;. " a George P91',1,? h'8 b00k'
"Freedom for Ireland," rives the
C n 1 7t "DUD" " B"eu
the Declaration of Independence,
They are, Carroll, of Carrolltont
smith. Taylor, Thornton. Lynch,
Rutledge. Hancock, Whipple. The
first decisive battle in the War for
Independence was woa by Gen.
Sulllvanj who captured Fort of Will-
lam and Mary. The first Admiral
of our navy was sauoy Jack Barry,
of Westferd, Iretend. Lord Maamt-
v?) Ail65-1 llKik THlsA W
ivl,.iiHB1' 'ML
Smith as Prof. E
y in his
joy, in tho House- of
in 17SG, aaid, "A:
by Irish immigrant
from tho best autl
part of tho America
posed of Irish. En
ica detached from
Somo of you will:
Mtonisbed to
'many of our
learn that tho mus
songs Is from po
r. Irish airs.
"Yankco Doodle"
tho Way to
Gal way;" "My M
d" Is tho
"West Asleep," and
Is "Nearer, My God
llecn Aroon"
fThee." Let
tho youth in our
that Europe, not
mothor country
s bo taught
and. Is tho
merlca, and
that wo are not of jfteAnglo-Saxon
race. Anglo-CeltlcOMlil express It
more accurately.. There aro Tories
horo now ns there vssre in Washing-
ton's time, who
ht in singing
tho praises- of the
gdom of Eng-
andfcBndof royal
We -.hope the
land will never
ch as to be do
nounced and execrated as were his
four namesakes by an English poet:
"Georgo the First most vile was
Viler still was Georgo tho Second.
What human being ever heard
Anything good of Georgo tho Third?
When George tho Fourth to hell de
scended, Thank God, tho roign of tho Georges
Without dcslrablo immigration wo
would soon deteriorate and become
decadent. Tho people in thoso States
with a large Influx of Immigrants
among them nro more thrifty and
less Illiterate we say it with shame
that tho United States census of
1 S70 shows that tho number of for
eigners in the eastern portion of our
State was almost a negligible quan
tity. Tho peoplo have lived horo
lor nearly 100 yoars, and moonlight
bchools havo been established to
leach many of thqm now to read
and write. Put immigrants in the
molting pot, but let tho pot melt
properly so that its fragrauco may
spread throughout our land, pro
ducing patriotic assimilation, anni
hilating Bolshevism and Socialism
as well as German and English
Toryism. WM. B, DOIIERTY,
Don't miss tho Paullst Choristers'
concert at tho Armory next Thurs
day night. Th'oro will bo a chorus
of seventy voices, and It will bo ono
of the finest concerts over heard In
Louisville. The choir includes somo
men, but the majority of tho chor
isters nro young boys gathered to
gether by Father1 Finn, who has
drawn on the musical talent of al
most ovory State In the Union.
Temperamentally and vocally tho
choristers arejl boys, but mentally
lucjr iiu mull, iiu ieasi xrom me
point of view of aimroclatlne re
sponsibility, and their poise is quite
roraarKauie, two soloists are on
the programme John Finnegan,
tenor, known in the East an nnn nf
tho best singers In New York, and
uiny Proust, boy soprano, Finnegan
has been soloist. at St. Patrick's
Cathedral. His rich voice, it is de
clared, is well suited to the group
of Irish songs which has won him
tho name of the "John McCormack
of tho Uaullst Choir." One of the
Interesting features of the choruses
will be the singing of James Duffy,
whose voice has a range of alto,
tenor and bass. The choir is di
rected by Father 'Finn, who is or
ganist .and 'composer, as well as a
conductor. Seats are now on sale
at the Baldwin piano' store. For
this concert a specially constructed
sounding bejtrd will be erected, thus
carrying evry note to all parts of
me ouuainjj.
LawreaeStenirt will leave this
cfty Immediately after the holidays
io oecomsF msocmiM with new
mitomriu in Mnhiia- nfi h. uta
many frieuSs her are nrond of his
advancement ttiey realise his loss
will be Ml hi Louisville because of
his prorqUmu In, ur city's JMtbltc
affairs. SneMrt is a .brother
of Oaot: r1t RCnrt. kWn as
the tattae jf tosttttttr beH-'ln
Louiarlllsy' k oir lisWSl ki
St. Loafed ' T "" "
"M if
Girds, England,
Mbrlca was lost
amri am assurcu
iBlty tho major
umy was com-
ina had Amer-
V'by Irish oml-
is mil
"reform" specialty
provides the trick hat
Use Inauguration Gathering
Snub Negroes nnd Build
Ross ami Dumas to, Bo Opposed by
Binghnm'H Partner for May
oralty Nomination.
"Economy" Administration Needs
Moro Money to Carry Itcpub
. .UcatL "Workers. .
Tho Louisville Herald would have
us believe that tho inauguration of
Gov.-eloct Morrow next Tuesday will
bo one great big Joyous ovent In tho
ranks of tho Kentucky Republicans,
and all of the followers, high and
low, wore Just bubbling over with
joy in preparing for tho celebration.
Sorry to say, stories aro leaking out
which give ono tho Impression that
there is llablo to be an old-fashioned
knock-down nnd drag out boforo
"Howdy Ed" takes his seat. Tho
first rift In the lute was when the
Republicans out in tho Stato put in
their bid for somo political pio and
found out that Tobo Hort and dies
Searcy, our local Republican bosses,
had full charge of tho plo counter
and they had a big list of hungry
applicants right hero In Louisvlllo.
This has made tho G. O. P. follow
ers outside of Louisvlllo a little
sorts hut their feoliugs nnd expres
sions aro tii'no compared with the
colorod brother, who findx thut there
Is not going to bo much recognition
for tho sons of Ham. Whon It
came to arranging for a spec'al
train to go to- tho Inauguration the
negro Republicans wore not pro
vided for and when thoy raised a
howl thoy woro told thoy would
havo to go along In a "Jim Crow"
coach, nnd If nnj thing is to bo
given out at Frankfort Tuesday they
must rcpoit at tho back door with
their lint in their hand. As one
colored man remarked: "I guess
they won't bo mithln' doin' evcept
fer dem snmh't niggahs like Phil
Brown, who lias n half voto on n
kummltty and gives that voto to
Massa Tobo Hcrt."
Tho local gatherings for tho Inau
guration havo displayed much Jock
eying for position and strength in
future contests for Republican nom
inations. Of course Congressman
Ogden will be renominated next
year and can address Louisvlllo au
diences on "How wo lost Camp
Taylor." The following year is tho
one that is causing all of tho trou
ble. To begin with, the friends of
Sheriff Ross and Councilman Felix
Dumas are hoostllng their favorlto
for Mayor, both being popular and
either would make a stronger
Mayor than Smith. Wood Axton
forgot his bitter quarrel and sur
rendered to dies Searcy In tho last
campaign and may want to grab the
nomination, but it looks like tho
"nothing- doing" sign for tho Old
Hillside leader. Rumor has Jt that
former County Judge Arthur Peter
will be the machine candidate, be
ing Boss Hert's personal choice,
and as a reward for the efforts of
the Courier-Journal and Times in
behalf of the Republican ticket. In
cidentally Judge Poter 1b Bingham's
law partner. Hero are a few more
booms that aro being launched
while the Inauguration plans aro
on: Tom Dover and Ben Watts for
Sheriff; MarK Gabhart or Nick De
nunzlo to succeed as County Clerk:
Nick Vauehan for Police Court
.Tudse; Homer MeLellan for Police
Court Prosecutor; Tom Fllben for
Police Court Clerk; Robert Luca
for Commonwealth's Attorney, and
Katt Ch'lfon .for re-election as
County Attorney y
Whore, oh whore, aro tho claims
for economy of the Smith "reform"
admlnlfltrntlon. TTnrlnt tVin pnlsn nf
a low tax rate assessments aro bo-.
lug boostin sky high and this week'
mo J.rum Merchants' Association
had to lj:lii liko fury to prevent tho
Moio Mucks from being assessed nt
S." per cent, of their cash value. On
fs; of this' tho phono companies
Mlk I he public for a rafsa In puoue
rj'Unls pud tho only satibfaclion
tho public has received thus far is
that Smith says ho believes tho or
dinance was "railroaded" through
llm Cmincll. nntl 1ir tvmilrl linvn nnn
cf the small army of attorneys in
tho city law dopartment to look it
up. Wnilj this private In tho rear
rank Ij looking It up tna noor old
public will fatten tho Homo and
Cumberland treasuries. Along with
our tax and phono raises como the
Jolt that tho "economy" administra
tion doesn't think It can get by
without ringing in another Hccnso
tax. Then to add to our nicrics
lien Brumlcvc, of tho Board of
Works, comes forward with ft re-
suesc lor $i,7UU,uuu ror His uourd
to spend, or Just $700,000 more
than it Iiml last jenr. Mr. Brum
levo says that much of this is need
ed to repair tho century-old outfall
sewers that enred in tho past few
days. Funny that these hundred
S ear-old Rowers Just fell In the week
the spending money Is being allow
ed tho different departments.
Near Mnvor Smith nnd thn ni.
ministration spokesmen daily hand
out interviews about how much
moro money they need, but fall to
tell the public of tho many useless
job3 at big fat salaries being held
by Republican politicians. Hero's
a tip for tho noxt committee from
tho Hoard of Trade. Retail Mor-
rhnnls nr llltn nnmniltliw. whn linvn
Smithy hand them the tales of the
awful amout of money his adminis
tration needs to run the city gov
ernment. They might nsk him It a
saving couldn't he accomplished by
dispensing with many useless Jobs
and begin with by asking in regard
to tho Sinking Fund office, where
dies Searcy, own town boss, hns
sole control ns President. Just now
there nro seventeen license inspec
tors nt salaries of $1,500 a enr
against eleven under Democratic
TIMES. One of these license in
spectors sells automobiles, another
conducts n picture show, while an
other acts ns collector for the Re
publican Lcnguo and campaign
funds. William AVnrley, tho colored
man who runs ft newspaper, was ap
pointed to ono of theso positions ns
license Inspector two weeks ago and
tho news has just leaked out. War
ier, it will no remembered, gave tho
Republican machine n tough time
last August In tho prlmnry, nnd tho
machine wants him out of the way
In the future.
Tho "economy" administration Is
Kminnrlnrlnf n lnt nf mnnnv In ll.n
nollfi! donanl.mnnt. ivlilrli nilflif nr.
.Ihfr? t..1.. Mft aH- ..nfr?T.M I.W Sl.
J'. ...14 HJT UlU J11J Liuuouijr IB UU"
pieieu. unier .potty nas a business
director appointed at $2,000 a year
to perform duties the City Buyer Is
paid for. Prof. Ragsdale, who
draws a salary as High School pro
fessor, Id paid $1,200 a year to
teach psychology to tho Keystone
cops. Prof. Harry Cook was ap
pointed a bandmaster for the police
band on March 7, and to dato thoro
Is no band with the oxcoption of a
"gittar" player and a Jews-harp
performer. Then wo haifo a police
forco of over 400 men, whllo all
concede with the fow arrests be
causo of prohibition 100 of these
could bo dispensed with at a saving
of $146,000 a year. Keystone po
lice, dectectives, captains, lieuten
ants, sergeants and corporals are
riding around In "fllvvors" day and
night, using a tremendous amount
of pnsollno, whllo burglars nnd hold
up men swipe the machines ovory
now and then and do a llttlo riding
on tholr own hook. This past week
was featured by numerous holdups
and robberies whllo tho $4 a day
Keystoners wero wandering around
In a trance. Ono enterprising bur
plar rohbpd a jeweler's window in
'nond daylight whllo our ox-street
"nr men thought ho was a window
dresser. After picking his choice of
tho Jeweler's stock the same bur
glar. It Is thought, wont ncross to
the eornor saloon and helped him
self to n few thirst quenchers and
smokes, no report bolng mado of
tho latter.
Tho comody flro department play
ed a rich ono this week. In a flro
out on Fourth street tho flremon
hold a flre not and Invited a lady
to Jump for safety. Sho accepted
tho Invitation and jumped, but
theso playful Jokers let tho net slip
and broke threo of her ribs. Funny,
wasn't it? Thoy Invited, others In
tho burning building to jump, but
thoy must havo been onto tho joko.
ns thoy todk their chances of get
ting out of tho flre by another way,
It is supposed if the latter fell for
tho Joko (?) tho "hicks" would
have pounced on them with blad
ders and slapsticks after they fell
In the not. No wonder funny flre
and polico pictures don't draw in
tho movies hero any moro. Our
local porformors are funny without
admission being charged.
Mr. nnd Mrs. John P. Becker. 675
South Thirty-eighth streot. celebrat
ed tho twenty-fifth annlvorsary of
tholr wedding with services In St,
Anthony's church In the morning,
at which was repeated all of tho
muBic played at tho wedding. Tholr
daughter. Miss Lucille Becker, play
ed a violin solo. Thirty members
nf thn fnrYilli' at lile-ht p-nlliornd nt
a dlnner-danco iri Tho Tyler. Arthur
C. Becker, a son, camo from Cht
catro to attend the celebration. He
played the piano and with his sis
ter. Miss Lucille Decker, playing the
violin, furnished music for the anni
versary. Arthur Becker was the
first organist to appear in a motion
picture theater in Louisville. Ho is
now organist in St. Vincent's church,
.. . .. it: ' "" UD vieaueu or uyea in
Rer. John G. Murray. Chancellor! the most artistic manner and old
nf thA ninnnoo nf TTnrtfnrn' Pnnn
and Secretary to Bishop Nilan, has
Z "" . . ..." " "" wi ub reasonaoie and
been appointed Auxiliary to Msgr.l prompt delivery of all goods as-
Milan ' I au.M.4 wwi w
K. Of C
Story of tho Polyglot Circus Oper
ated by Secretary Brazcll
in France. i
With Roof and Sides Off Car tho
Elephant Could Not Bo
Always Staged In tho Open and
Never Seen by Less Than
Tho olophant Gaston was ono of
tho best friends the children of
Paris had during tho groat war. Ho
held forth In a largo cement room
In the Bols do Dologno, which Is
tho equivalent to Bronx Park Zoo
logical Gardens. But one day
Charles L. Brazell, a Knights of
Columbus secretary, camo to tho
menagerlo and Gaston was led
away. Tho story of tho elephant
and tho polyglot circus which Sec
rotary Brazell, who comes from San
Francisco, oporated under tho aus
pices of tho "Casey" organization is
only a part of tho many difficulties
wnicn besot tuo launching of tho
circus which played to 1,500,000
soldiors and civilians and is now
part and possession of tho Cirquo
Rancy, tho Barnum & Bailey show
of the French. To finish tho story
of Gaston, it should bo told right
now that although the French rail
road men will make all kinds of
affidavits that you can ship forty
men or eight horses In a freight
car, it was found that even with the
roof and sides taken off such a car
It would bo an extremely difficult
task to ship nn elephant. Andio it
Camo about flint Hnalnn lnulr.n.1 nf
entertaining tho doughboys- was
bum. iiuck io tno uoia do Boulogne
to continue his efforts on behalf of
the children of Paris.
Huvlng beon disappointed In not
being nbio to haul tho elephant
about Franco with his circus Bra
zell managed to securo threo kan
garoos. Ho opened a booking of
fico In Paris and was besieged with
hundreds of applications from
Fronch,. Italian and Belgian circus
men. uno man who called told Mr.
Brazell that he was tho greatest
"aerial acrobat In Franco." On be
lng asked to nrnvn It. ho invin,i tu
Kniirhtn nf nnlnnililla mnn nn..n,1
to a cognac oinporium,-"whe7enT5n
tho wall thoro was displayed half
a dozen photographs of himself. The
pictures showed ho had mado a
reputation among tho many circus
contingents of Franco and ho was
Immediately accepted. Tho circus
started out with a special train- of
twenty-eight cars, 160 porformors,
thirty horses and equipage. It play
ed at Bordeaux, St. Sulplce, St. Na
zalre, Bassens, Lo Mans, Tours, La
Rochello and far Inland. At Paris
It was staged on tho Champ do
Mars and 100 gendarmes had to
Clear tho crrnnnrTa wlmn ti,a nnnn.i
show was being staged. Later HM
P.lrrMlH Ttrnnt Itn nnnM 41. ri.t ,3t
and then a very obvious thought
occurred to tho Knights of Colum
bus man. He mado his way into
Gormany and reached Berlin. In
that city ho wa3 held up by tho
M. P.'s and when tlinv nnii.i i.i.
as to what ho was seeking he re
plied: "Why a Hon." After being
subjected to a grilling at tho hands
pf an nrmy board, Brazell was al
lowed to nroeeerl. T-Tn wont tn .
Zoo of tho fatherland, but for somo
uuKnown reason no loarned that the
revolutionists had been so flerco
they ransacker! Mm -rnn nni nn n
Hon wos to bo had. Later It de
veloped that certain restaurants had
been boastlnc nbnnt iinn Dfnnw
and therein Brazell foit ronnnnni.iw
assured that lils mission was in
yam. Tho Germans had actually
mado meat" of tho menagerlo dur-
Int thO War. On l-nlnrnl 4. 41
circus tho manager, ringmaster, ad-
miiuu man, press agent, transporta
tion chief and commissary discov
ered that a now nddltinn ha,i i,
presented to Mr. and Mrs. Kangaroo
uy mo oiorK. a row days later
gloom was cast over the circus be
causo tho new arrivals died whon a
French veterinary had Inserted the
now arrivals head downward Into
tho pouch of Mrs. Kangaroo and
they wero smothered.
About this time Texas Rox ar
rived on the scene. Ho was garbed
In a largo sombroro and Wild West
overalls. Ho had been a civilian
worker for the armv. lmt nnnn .un
covering tho circus procured a cow-
uvy iini anu admitted to Brazell ho
was formerly with tho RIngling
Brothers. Then tho AIox Brothors,
whom everyone recalls for their dar
ing in tho air, became part of the
show. The clowns wero former Bel
gian and French soldiors who had
been discharged from tho army on
account of having been wounded In
action. At every porformanco free
lemonade and peanuts word1 distrib
uted among tho audience. " Tho
show was always staged in the open
" novcr played to less than 15,
000 peoplo.
The modern way of cleaning and
dyeing Will bo trlumnhnnttv ,Torv.
strated at tho Modern Way office
aim piant at 1140-42 South Third
street, whon they open next week.
This building has been splendidly
renovated, equipped with every -up-to-date
appliance and Improvement,
and all work will be guaranteed.
Draperies, carpets, leather goods,
clothing, will be cleaned or dyed in
i ui-itm niRae to iook ilka sew.
rnces will he rMinv .,)
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