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St. Patrick's Day

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The Irish people and their descendants of thiü city had a highly eDJoyable time Wednesday evening, at Hangstcrfer's Hall, under the auspices of theSt. Lawrence Socioty. The hall itself was appropriately draped with evergreens, while the green flag of' Erin entwined its folds with the stars and stripes. In looking around us we could but compare the prosperous condition of those present, all of whom gave evidence of health and plenty, with thatof tbeir unfortunate brothers on their own Island. Frec America makes her citizens prosperousand happy; immaruhinl England allows the world to help support her destitute and starving people. At 9i o'clock the guests set down to the banquet ; covers being laid for about 175 persons. The bill of fare included nearly everything one's taste could díctate. After the supper was finished, toasts began, Edward Duffy acting as mawter of ceremonies. It is to be regretted that our space will not pcrmit of a sis of the responses, for some of them were indeed excellent. 1. "The day we celébrate" was responded to by Rev. Father Feirle. His speech was historical in character and highly laudatory of Ireland and her patrón Saint. 2. " Ireland," was responded to by J. K. Murphy. 3. "The United States of America," a fine response by Jas. F. Nugent. 4. "The Press," to which Col. John L. BurleigU responded by letter. 5. "Ann Arbor," by M. H. Brennan. 6. Last but net least, "The Ladies," responded to by E. McKernan, in a remarkably happy manner. Kverything passed off pleasantly, nothing occurring to detract from the general enjoyment.