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VOLUME XLVII.-7NO,
REPUBLICAN
iflfkate Machine Has Decidedly
-Gloomy Outlook at Frankfort
-: ,' ' Next Month.
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Am the ton ot he Kentucky
vlgilature dra-ws nearer, k te plain
ie-.wery observer .that the State .Re
ptt'MteacL machine ,1s to a bad -way
jaad.tW Sta.t"e leaders are far from
tH cocky et around here two years
ef Theo- ''Ijewdy Ed" was to the
beyr day ot Ms pbpularlty and iBiir
'to, reoeipadre I)emocratic Senator,
M lined, np with tho Republican
machliio:- Uow the uepubucan ma
chine apattera a Wttle about factions
In -the 'Democratic ranks, which is a
v. .. a Zj J tl.n nTit4A vnan'fl
9rty, but just can not arouse any
itetrest in. G. O. P. State affairs. The
iRajwblkian panty in Kentucky to
,, doomed for years Ao come, and no'
- m knowsi .that better tnan xne ue
pWioen leaders outside of Loulfi
vUle. And Jthese same leaders at-
HrlbUfte that fact to two causes
Got. Morrow's administration and
Ui Searcy-Chilton machine in. Lou-
1vie. Those State" Republican,
leader are outspoken to, saying that
the .machine's 'act to forcing a ticket
on .the people here through the aid
of a, solid, phalanx of 27,000 negro
voter makes the majority ot white
Totem in .the State Tally to the Dem
ocratic standard. All agree that the
SeArey-CMKon machine to Loute
vine, while Injurious to this city,
Is the Democratic party's biggest
amet in the State.
One pleaslnig feature to Louisville
Democrats 4s the fact that the Dem
ocratic majority in the Senate will
put a damper on .the performances
'-of S. Thr.uiston Ballard, the Repub
lican Lieutenant Governor, who per
fArmfld In -the last session like the
fcraikeat- Partisan '-imgiinablo."-Batr!
lard -was touted and advertised as
"the (big business man," "the non
partisan citizen," etc., and. wo wore
told by the Republican organs that
he would act so that an observer
wouldn't bo able -to distinguish his
political affiliation. Just as eoon as
Burton's treachery to the Demo
crats became an accomplished fact
Ballard dropped the non-partisan
mask, assumed the whip hand and
Toted with the Republican, machine
en any and every measure that
would embarrass or hurt the Demo
cratic party. It was JJouti. Gov.
TJallard's vote, as presiding officer
of the Senate, that abolished the
registration certificate, which . gave
free reign to negro repeaters in city
elections. The 27,000 negro vote
in Louisville was made possible by
Ballard's vote, more negroes being
TegLatored hero than the United
States census or tho City Directory
show. Ballard's deciding vote made
It 'Imposlsible to keep a check on the
thousands oif negro crooks and thugs
who voted in different eectlonls of
the city.
Following the big Democratic
gathering recently a group of close
political observers were1 discussing
the case of Lieut. Gov. Ballard, and
r It was the consensus of opinion that
when ' you see a man of, his type
pointed out as a high-class non
partisan Republican, to look out for
h'lm when the test comes. Often we
hear (the remark made that "soHand
so Is a Republican in national pol
itic, but in State and city affairs
le Votes for the man, regardless of
politics." That Is bunk, pure hnd
I,mple. ' As dn Ballard's case, they
travel, along until given the oppor
tunity and they will perform for the
Republican machine or party just
like any Tenth ward politician. They
are non-partisan until the oppor
tunlty -arrives. Take the case of tho
t-. semtlemen who composed the local
the recent election. They were men
fcLSiLtyr;t fe?
tJWr. names to a foul and bitter
prMudlced attack on the Hving and
oeM.. WHDiam HeyDurn, ex-iuov.
'WHion', Jraak B. RuaeeB, C. C.
M9nt4, G. C. Stoll, Judge. Arthur
Peter 'Ar.thur D. Allen, Henry G.
Knad!r, B, Bernbelm, Charles G.
sadHeu, Richard M. Bean and
otherif o.-t'h.t type showed that they
were net non-partisan and danced at
ihe crtfcck f Boss Searcy's whip Just
like the. little flah Republicans, who
are not referred to and advertised!
as hin-cis non-parusane, Tiie.wun
, course of tte. Democratic majority'
In t4te. SemUe. and Legislature 1"
plain. Glve"-He quarter and rout
nullard and )tfe fellowers at the out
net. ' ' ' ;
Wtfh wages indl the, prices pf
everytWnt going 'down our newly
elected Mayor conww forward yritk
f a JoK tht will take 'the merry out
of phr;tmM or th taxoayens..
After a eamnalirn la.' -which . he
pledged -economy ad good govern
ment Qujn now lets J'e known
U.lh! dmlnItrtlo--wiM raise
tine tax rate to tne vh Known
In te h!tory't & QW MA what
amooth, political way wj,"Qu
Fle mn" in Jo jtry4g tl pn,ou-
fiuiro the 'axpayetv Mid leav him
in thf role or being ablf
do
otherwise.
Park Bsnl,
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BrJjfd of Wdrlw,- Boa$i: of
SafaMt'repraftewtkHT8 oC every
bodjir;. -totetltullon wre need to
ijyie;t Appear tlmt the lay rate was
mic ojtQuln's making, but was the
popular selectlo'n'of Uio people. All
of those. present at Quto's .little
'.-Jjy-
gathering wanted more money 'for-
meir ..parncuiar, ooara.or emerpriae,
and whepi the Mayor asked for sug
gestions -as to a. possible tax Tate
they all fell 'In ' with. hfe rAt scheme
of trying to make It appear that the
I public avos fixing the exovbHahtf
. mte. All of those present were.'ooa-
nected with the QuWt adminWrtrattoa.
in one way or an
r, anu despite
the Mayor's polli
subterfuge tlie
tnx rate will
lils hdmln.lstrlBIR'inust hear the
odium.
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Just aa.atiHn above, with wages.
rents, th.lpSrof ifood, cloth os and!
eTerythMOeDM going down there
not tha;MI(h test excuse to the world
yncrease ln taxes. Therjo
ve been a reducuon in-
If Mayor Quta is the goody-
man his supporters picture
is he will -out the useless expendi
tures' ami waste all around him and'
thu.,mke It uncecessary to further
gouge, -the taxpayers-. To b'egto
with, le can cut fifty men off the
present Incompetent Keystone police
department, wfalch would mean' a
saving of $75,000' a year. The pres
ent police department Is a burden
and drag te the taxpayers. The,
force is composed principally of a
lot of hill 'billies who- haven't . the
slightest qualification for a polIceJ
officer, and the reign 'of burglaries
and crime in Louisville prove that.
These "yap" cops do not even make
posts day or night, as citizens know
who remember way back wlien, -,we
had real police. In other days, the
average resident knew that the po
lice on his beat made posts at cer
tain hours and in an emergency
knew where to .locate one. The Key
stoners do not make posts, but to
lieu ride wildly all over towni in
"flivvers." When not making posts
the "flivvers" are used to carry the
officers' itamllies about or to do tihclr
family marketing. No wonder the
tax rate m'S Iks high. Gnsollno and
"flivver" riding comes, high.
Speaking of the police making
nests, does anyone heljeve the
Besten-Langen rohbery would have
happened if the Keysitoners made
posts? Here was a $5,000 robbery
In a big Fourth avenue show wln
dpw surrounded .by many glittering
electric lights, the stripping of that
window taking .much time and pains,
yet not a policeman came that way.
For the past year crooks have had
easy picking on Fourth street, and
for a while last spring a safe was
blown every Sunday on that thor
oughfare. And the Keystoners
haven't even a clue. After each ai-
taT?llke-th'elBesten rdbbery-tbe -ad'j
ministration tries camouflage. It
used to he Col. Patty would ladle
out a lot of "bull" about the splen
did Keystone police band Now
Prof.. Ragsdale tells about the study
of psychology and physiology In the
police school. This weeK we were
told, in press agent style how the
night watchmen were going to be
made into regular Keystoners with
Instructions from the present police
department officials. That's rich,
Isn't it? The plan Is to have the
night watchmen do the work of the
police department and prevent rob
beries like the Besten-Langen affair.
Another (good excuse for Quto to
drop about fifty of tho present police
department and save gouging the
taxpayers. Another saving would be
to dron tho police band, tho police
school, a dozen or two of the police
"fltwere." Tho last item would
mean much, as the "flivvers'? and
police patrols are constantly being
wrecked by the Keystone drivers.
Aside from Quln's economic
promises the voters were told ot
his Sunday-school and church
propensities. If this is true the
Mayor needs to introduce some re
form methods among his police
and firemen. Hardly a day passes
but thero is a Scandal In the di
vorce courts involving a policeman
or fireman, three higher police offi
cials being connected with Immoral
divorce cases the last few months.
This past week a police s.ejrgeant,
a married man, was mixed In a
divorce scandal, and this same -ser
geant, who hasn't been to long froni
the "sticks," distinguished himself in
another way some time ago. As
agent for the Menace, a niudgutter
A. P. A. publication, this new
comer In1 the city attempted to cre
ate religious prejudice between
men and women,, citizens and neigh
bors who had lived here all their
life. Keep tills item in mind and
see if Qnln will take stronger action
than Col. Petty, Uio latter being
t ., t, '' . fa ,,dl
turber" clrcidating un-American lit
erature and using Central Police
Station for his, distributing point.
Negro gambling games to the negro
Tenderloin section were warned by
the police officially this week -to:
stop tor the present. Who higher
up gave those instructions and did
Mayor Qutn take the tip from the
Kentucky Irish American, which ad-
vised
hlm to quit pussy-footing
the Ministerial Association
and put the' police to work.
CELEBRATE CEXTEXARX.
The centenary df the consecra
tion' of Right Tier. Bdward Fen'wlck,
"P. p., as flrs Btehop of Claclnnati,
will be observed at the Feawick
Club January 8, thel celehrafioa
opening with a reunion of termer
reoidtht meWbers of the olub. Jan
uary 13 will, be "Clergy day," and
Sight Rev. Joseph Schremb Bishop
ft OletulaiHi, wrl preacji at; .the et
cJal eerfiees in' the ehapel on that
oeciurton. . , Studay, Jaauary 1 1. 'wM
Rer. ArcMleM)B. Heery MoelJw will
jpoaaieate ad Vry Kv. Bayaiond
, Mehr. O, P., of 'Nw-York. De-
nrmicaa Proriach! will recli the
itrmoa.
for ilaJK
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' 5 HAS IRELAND'S V0REAJV1 COME TRUE?
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After a struggle lasting over seven hundred
promise of peace and liberty in her domain.
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TORCH ON
Condemned by Fair Minded ..Citizens, the Local Republican Machine Again Circulates
The Torch as an "Alibi" For It ContemDtible Course.
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to Promote Strife Between Neighbors and -Friends.
SAYS THATTHE LOUISVILLE HERALD WENT
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The Tprch on Louisville's Election..
During the recent-political cam
paign the Republican, Campaign
Committee injected tho religious is
sue pretty strongly and thousands
of copies of the Torch, ani A. P. A.
publication, of Aurora, Mo., were
-circulated to -carry on the religious
strife started by the Louisville
Herald, and fathered-by 4he Republi
can Committee The denouncement
of these foul and un-American tac
tics since the election by men and
women of all creeds seems to nettle
the gentlemen in control of the Re
publican party hero and to remove
that taint tho Torch Is being cir
culated again in an attempt to ab
solve tho Republican. leaders, and
organ from being nfc fault. Tho
Torch da used to attack Dr. Mulllns,
former Attorney General Garnett,
Judge R. W, Bingham, the Courier
Journal, Times', Post and everyone
who does nbt approvo of religious
bigotry. The following are extracts
taken verbatim from the Torch.
"On. November 8 patriotic voters
of Louisville won. the. most remark
able and decisive Victc."rj-'6.Ver-Romanism
yet recorded in the history
of that city. No IltUo credit is due
the TJorch."
'The political conventions held
a few weeks hefore election were in
curious contrast. Tho Democratic
convention came first., The real
Democrats had done their best dur
tog the Presidential campaign to
Meani the 'local organization, but
Without avail, Col, Jim Whallen
had retired to the background, but
redoubtable Col. P H.. Callahan,
somowhat more refinedi and Jesuit
ical in his methods, was looking
after Rome's sectarian interest',"
''The Republican convention nom
inated iwo Romanics and seventy
nine Americans of yarieu religious
affMJation. It happiied Jhat of the
Jewte and Proteetanj -who mad up
th greater part of jthat, ticket forty
fcevetf were raennbenn of the Masonic
order. One of the two Ro-man'tet
Is, a divorced member of tbat cult.
so can not ,be aU to h to. good
fctandlnr wfth (th Pait tnooiwr.chy
an-d K clerical adnnlnlftrauon."
"The . ensuing eiranakmt .m
ged to Wtterly byT tb' jfiW "Demo-
Roman mMhine that m bUrne I
dirtla wi. dteraee to the!.? fflft bput the M?wn hqif
crty. iew uotomi. uatnoae w -.
dajma -take tam. wlliair areh,rdraiid 'Jwto'.poiitle. n, Tlve hwmor
JffFL1 hf ,mf Si of t (" c; b rwardd w ku-
tleNre mot refarded f politics 1 or) h tM; Net tlwfc the ary Aout
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LOUISVILLE, SATURDAY DECEMBER 17, 1J21,
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Opponents, but as apostotates and
renegades. Capt. Mike Fllben, Re
puhlican of the fire department, was
slugged by Capt. Mike Hogon, Demo
crat and former prohibition officer.
That was ono way ot fighting it out
among themselves both Irish Ro
man Catholics;."
"Tho Democratic press of the city
was thoroughly Romanized for the
occasion a task probably not very
difficult and the three ipap'ers ac
cused tho polI.ce department ot
every rascality Imaginable. Tho
police were called every vile thing
Imaginable - .bootleggers, auto,
thieves, protectors and partnere of.
criminals, cowards and what not I
n,very euoci was maoe to appear
that the police and firemen wore un
scrupulous thugs; whereas, In fact
these two. branches ot Louisville's
public service are recognized by the.
observers in Jess fortunato cities as
being exceptionally capable, , efficient
and' worthy to every way'
"It was under that inspiration
that much hyphenated Romanists
organized their notorious w'recklng
crow ot former Irish policemen to
be supplemented and re-enforced by
local talent and. Importations from
Indianapolis and other 'cities. One
young citizen (Overton Harris) then
got Into the game to a way to draw
all the adverse criticism on h!s own
head. ' Chesley Searcy. Republican
Natlpnal Committeeman, .decided,
mat ut the icomocrat? were to im
port clubs arid use TIug-ugHes ho
would organize" another crow1 of
club-carrlora to maintain his side."
"A;t the Tyler Hotel raid the
young Democratic, nominee for May
or njado tho mistake of trying to
create campaign thunder hy "sass
Ing'.the ipollce, officers. Their reply
wa.si tg gather liim to with several
oth&rii' who were ready to start
roniethlng for jpoasible '.effect to
future editions of the Evening Post.
Th" acts qf the desnerate.. machine
aroused the entire city. It was do.
lilored.as usurI Jiy.tl.ie mock-Masons,
ptieitdd-rratctfante antf poft IiatkIh
genej'ally aV jvcll an by the Papists
and their synnthetfc apologists."
"The fielf-flghteous " Democratic
Jeurr'l' Time and 'Post, denounced
the Torch nrlckt b. exnecfed. or
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course tbei' In the imurI 7rth. Rfltli.nu T ti nn n,a t,j,a,-).
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dragging Masonry into politics was
first given utteranco by a Demo
cratic loader who Is a Past Grand
Master of Kentucky Masons, James
Garnett." i
"And it is this reaction ot right
eous resentment that .gives the flus
tered Papists the poor excuse for
talking about what tho Masons, Odd
Fellows, Juniors or like fraternities
did. No one need doubt what the
Hibernians and Knights of Columbus
did, always .have done and always
will do. Tho Romanists took tho
head ot the Trades and Labor As
sembly off their ticket to accommo
date a Roman Catholic."
In a headline tho Torch refers to
Dr. E. Y. Mulllns as "Tho Muddled
Dr. Mailtos' and says: "Dr. Mailtos,
like many others ot his profession,
has come under the spell of Jesuit
Ism which counsels Protestants to be
passive., Dr. Mulllns has himself
quoted to two pro-Irish, Catholic or
gans nearly a month after tho elec
tion, He-la Prudent of the Baptist
Theological Seminary, and "was an
active supporter of the Romocratlc
ticket. It took just such a twisting
of charaoter for Wtoodrow' Wilson, to
take a Jesuit Secretary with him to
tho. White Hoiise."
"The 'Evening Times finds a new
cause for complaint In its story
about a very wealthy Catholic cap
italist who-recently declined to in
vest to a Louilsvllle proposition' be
cause of the A. P. A. campaign. If
.worst comes to the worst he will
rtill be able to And what he likes in
Vienna, Madrid, Dublin, Cork or
Kilkenny' (
Judge Bingham's plea for a non
partisan board Is referred to as
"Bingham's ibuncomb'1 and "tho
whole Romocratlc gang was repudi
ated for public safety. If the peo
ple had expected safety from the
other source they would have chosen
eome of Bingham's associates for1
public office
"The- Papists, had framed their
plan most beautifully. All tho local
papers with th,e exception of the
Herald, i.Was Heed un for the fake
Democratic ticket.. The Irish Amer
ican was for It of course, and those
who ue q.vesiandi bradas are further
informed, hy experience that to be
Trkaii.4ib.nT, t t.i i. a
to Jm Roman Catholic imi and
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Ony otte newspaper, ia Loafc-
vlll lrcd so wnG Hint what
wm oh.' The JleriiWj being
for the Republican ticket anyhow,
said as much as it dared to."
AIDHI) THIS A'EEDY.
(Through the St Vtocent de Paul
Society the stalk and needy of Louks
VIHe received during tho year atf
proaolraately $10,000 In food, shelter,
clothing and medical aid1vccording
to the annual reports read' Sunday
at the organization quarterly; meeting-
at Knights of Columbus Hall.
Reports from twenty conferences
throughout tho city ehowied- that' 983
persons received aid during i.tao
year; 2;152 visits wore made toithe
homes of needy persons; 1,204 vis
its were made to hospitals and sim
ilar institutions; employment- we
found for 166 persons andi 250 per
sons were placed on the society's
Tel'Ielf roll. The amount spent for
relief work In tho city, besides
money invested in clothing and food.
totaled $9,576.82. In adjdltloni. the
society contributed $1,802.29 to the
Armenian, Austrian: and German
children and Irish relief funds. The
total expense of the twenty confer
ences was less than, one per cent of
the amount of money -used to the
work. i
The money raised- was obtained by
voluntary Bub'scrlpblons of workers
and sympathizers. The Rev. DIo
mede Pohlkamp, pastor of St. Jo
seph's Catholic, churChi, .and a mem
ber of the Board of Directors of tho
Associated Charities, delivered an
eloquent and forceful address, com
mending the work. John A. Doyle
presided at tho niieottog and received
many new members tote, the society,
the greatest char'-'y organization, to
the CathoUc church, which dispenses
Its relief regardless of race, creed or
color.
FATHER DRUM PASSES.
Pav. Father Walter Drum, S. J
professor of Scripture nt WoodGtbck
College near Baltimore, who died
Saturday morning, was a native of
Louisville. I He was born, at Taylor
Barracks,. Louisville, September 21,
1S70. His father, the late Capt
John Drum, at that time was aid-decamp
to Major Gen. Philip St.
George Cooke. Father Drum's early
education was obtained at frontier
anmy post schools. Later he at
tended Jesuit colleges at Las Vegas,
N. M Milwaukee and Buffalo.. In
1890 he was graduated from the
Jesuit College at Boston. Besides
his mother, .Mrs, Margaret Defe1
mond Drum, of Boston, Father-
Drum Is survived by four brothers,
Col. Hugh A. Druro, II. S. A.; John
D: Drum, of Boston; Joseph . C.
Drum, of New York, and A. L.
Drum, of Chicago. ; '
SCOUTMASTERS, , fr
The annual reports dt the Scout
masters' Association and Louisville
Boy Scouts are very gratifying to
the friends of this popular and com
mendable movement- among our
youth. President A. J. Ohligschla
ger's report says:
"Our activities-during tho 'past
year fulfilled our (purpose In or
ganizing the Scoutmasters' Associa
tlon, inasmuch as through our train
ing courses we studied scouting and
exchanged experiences, -while
through, our industrial hikes, and
scout rally, we promotea , special
activities and the general welfare ot
the individual troops." i
Chairman Frank Cassell reports
that one of tllie splendid results ob
tained was the agrement by the
Fourth Degree of tho Knights of
Columbus to foster thfe Boy Scout
rriovement among Catholic boys, A
strong committee, consisting ot four
clergymen and four laymen1, was ap
pointed and they are actively at
work, and are planninig a substan
tial "extension ot scouting among
boys of their faith.
HIBERNIAN OFFICIALS.
The following have beem elected
officers o'E Division' 3, A. O. H.:
President, J. P. Donohue; Vice
President, -J. P. Broderick; Record
ing Secretary, John Martin; Finan
cial Secretary, John) Broderick;
Treasurer, D. J. Dougherty.
(Monday evening Division' 4 held
Us election, resulting as follows;
President, Jos. D. Hennessy; Vice
President, DanM MoKenna; Record
ing Secretary, D, J. Hlne.; Finan
cial Secretary, T. J. Langnni; Treas
urer, John F. Burko; Executive
Committee, J. J. McTJgho, Thoa.
Lynch, L. D. Meaney, J. J. Barry,
C. J. Ford, President Hennessy an
nounced that Division, 4 was plan
ning for a big initiation. and banquet
following tho hoBdays. "
BISHOP'S GOLDEN JUBILEE.
Right Rev. J. J. Ryan,. Bishop of
Alton, is: to celebrate the fiftieth
anniversary ot .his ordination to the
priesthood on December .23, but at
the earnest request of the venerable
prelate there will be no formal com
memoration ot the event. Bishop
Ryan) has' been at the head of the
Alton diocese elnco 1868. He is
known as a gentle man, averse to
public notice ot any kind, prof erring
to go quietly about his priestly
duties and spend his leisure tlrrio in
study. Tho BteWop has a number of
relatives residing to Louisville
ST. PATRICK'S.
Tomorrow evening the children of
St. Patrick's school will give their
annual Christmas entertatomont in
St. Patrick's Hall, Sixteenth and
Market. Songs and short plays will
be features of an exceMent and weM
arranged programarae.
VISITATION HOME.
The flret retreat to be given for
reeldehts of th VMtaUoro Hbm In
the new qnarwt on. Fourth street,
wan. opened Wednesday by the Rev.
'Father Ratifeftei, C. P., and wWI
come to a Mtotnte doM tomorrow.
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Treaty Agreed Upon LwtiW
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President Do Valcra, Says That.Irteh
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Congratulatory Cablegrams Seat -Front
Kentucky to Leaders A
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VOTES TO BE-TAKEN' THURSDAY
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Wednesday the question! at ratifi
cation or rejection of tho. Anglo
Irish agreement by the Dall Blreann
was postponed, until Thursday, a
public session to .be held and the
deputies to debate rthe matter and
.come to a decision Meanwhile the
Dall to secrot session w-sr discussing
the dispute between tho delegates
to the London confeience, who were
the signers ot the agreement, and
Eamonn de Valera-, the Republican
President, and his adherents on this
issue, as to whether the delegates
had the power to conclude the
agreement. i
Dublin looked like a convention
city. It was crowded with men and
women seking by their Influence to
affect the result of the Dall's action.
But nobody will venture to, predicfl
the result. It is possible that, in
stead of a diretc vote on ratification
or rejection, of- the agrement, tho
Dall will refer the question to "the
people ot Southern Ireland through
a pleblcite.
The Ulster Cabinet's reply to tho
Prime Minister's letter of December
5 definitely rejects the invitation to
enter the Irish Free State, but it i3
not thought the Ulster following can
coerce the Goverpment.
In a scene likely to prove a land
mark to English history, the Irish
treaty Was presented to the Im
perial Parliament for ratification,
while the Dall Elreann at Dublin in
dulged to debate turning on Eamonn
do Valera's charge that tho Irish
plenipotentiaries exceeded their
powers .in signing the treaty without
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further reference -to DnblinNeiAhw-'
the Commons nor tho Dail Elreann,
however, had yet come to grips on
the actual decision respecting rati
fication, which has ibeen postponed
until Thursday. A feature of the
debates in Westminster was a bitter
attack on tho Government by Lord
Carson in the House of Lords, and
Capt. Charles Craig, Irish Unionist,
(n the House of Commons. (Lord
Carson especially showed not the
slightest dlm'toutfom in Ws old-tlmo
denunciation: ot any accommodation
with nationalist Ireland. He dared
the Government to do anything to
stir Ulster against the empire.
In supporting the treaty Lloyd
George appealed to every member
of the Comomns not to say a word
to make the .task of the Irish advo
cated for ratification, more difficult.
Cheering broke out again when, he
made this statement. The Premier
then continued by saying that these
Irish leaders were flghtiing to make
peace between two great races de
signed by providence to work to
gether in partnership and friendship.
"Let us help them," he said.-
Here in Louisville there has been
rejoicing and hopes that there
would be a speedy and Just termina
tion of the differences between Ic.-j i I
land and England, with assurance; f
that continued support wouhb ba'
given President De Valera, Collins;
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rtnv nffrnrvnn .Tiidire Matt O'DohertV '
sent a cablegram io Arthur .urimtn'
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Michae Colltos and Dall Elreanps
which readsV "Americans witbou,
distinction coirgVwtulata. ypu and,
your able assicfclatesT.itymas
triumph of reufl over paskjon. Rat
ification means liberty, peace and
prosperity for'Spear Old Iwand.
Deea lath." "Diea )ath" is Irteh
for "God he wJth ydnVV The cabli
Is signed by Judge OvBjoherty, Ear
win P. Morrow, Governors0 . ttea"
tucky; Huston Quia, Mayor V1"1
IrolMn. thru Tlou Tnlin TniflvVJameS
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Thompson, Vice President o
Irish-American Historical Socle
the Rev. Martin O'Connor, William
M. Hlgglns and Owen Sullivan.
Expressing confidence In1 the wis
dom of Eamonn de Valera. members
of tho Robert Emm'ett branch.' W
the American Association for Recog
nition of tho Irish Republic, at an
enthusiastic meeting Tuesday night
sent tho following cablegram to
President De Valera;
"The Robert Emmett branch ot
the A. A. R, I. R. of Louisville,
unanimously express1 confidence in
your wisdom' to lead the Irish, people'
to a right decision in this crtote.
God bless Ireland." The' message
was signed by the Rev. John O'Con
nor, President; John A. Doyle, Vice
President; Robert E. Heestoa, Sec
retary; Mary Corcoran, Treasurer;
the Rev., Patrick Walsh, Mrs. Wal
ter Smith, Mrs, Anna Halllhan, the
Rev. Francis Martin, and Bama
Hunt. -
The Rev. John O'Connor, , Rbt,
Patrick Walsh, Rev, Franc! Martta
and Rey. Father MoCool, ot Boetoa,
addrefeeed the meeting which' was
featured by a musical procrarawte
arranged by. Secretary Howrion. JM
urged eupport- of Datt Htmmi aa
the Inleh oauee, s ',' .
The lataet sew; from Dwbftfc -mm
that the Dall K!rn would 'rt'
the' treaty aad, uUin GrMSth '&
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