W.J.Zimmerman - Catholic Knights

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W.J.Zimmerman - Catholic Knights - THE- THE- CATHOLIC KSltiMTS. ' A Pleaaant...
THE- THE- CATHOLIC KSltiMTS. ' A Pleaaant Excursion to Baton Rouge. Happy Incident and a Cor -dial -dial Weleome. Yesterday, Branch 278, Catholio Knights of America, gayo their first ex cursion to Baton Rouge. At 8 o'clock in the morning eleven coaches holding at least-1500 least-1500 least-1500 people pulled out of the Mis. sissippi Valley depot, and after a run of nearly four hours through one oi tne most fertile portions of Louisiana arrived arrived in Baton Bouse, where the New Orleans knights were welcomed by Branch 433, a lately organized body of tbe same order, of which Mr. James A. Williams is president and Mr. x. W. Herrimao is secretary. . Headed by the brass baDd. which accompanied accompanied tbe knights from New Orleans, Orleans, tbe two associations marched to Pike's Hall, where they were welcomed to the city by Governor MoEnery, Mayor Vay and F. W. Horsman, who made some very appropriate remarks about the order and approved in tbe warmest terms of its objects. Mr. James D. Coleman, supreme president president of tbe order in the United States, then addressed tbe large crowd assembled assembled to see the ceremonies and made a most eloquent address, speaking of the cause of Catholicity in America and of the innumerable, benefits derived by social organization, v He was warmly applauded, and at the conclusion of his address Mr. Alphonse Phillips, president of Branch 278, presented presented him with a handsome gold-headed gold-headed gold-headed gold-headed cane on behalf of the New Orleans order. The excursionists then dispersed to get dinner and to see the numerous Soints of interest of tbe capital- capital- The nights adjourned to Wax's restaurant for dinner, but the quality of their entertainment entertainment was not in proportion to the hospitality with which they were elsewhere received. At balf-past balf-past balf-past 5 the train was boarded, and after a raoid run they arrived home about 9 o'clock. The excursion was given under the management of the following gentlemen, gentlemen, who composed tbe committee of arrangements: John E. Kelly, chairman; chairman; Alpbonse Phillips, ex-officio ex-officio ex-officio chairman, chairman, M. H. Duncan, J. B. Sheehan, P. Donnelly and T. Trower. These gentlemen are representative members of the association and all of the ardnous preparations for the excursion excursion fell to their lot. Their work bore f feasant fruit. It was not only the argest excursion that has gone to Baton Rouge this summer, but a better class than usual attended it. lftese things made the trip not only a financial financial but a social success, and it is to be hoped that tbey will repeat it. No disturbances occurred tending to produce discomfort to tbe guests but what were instantly suppressed by the following gentlemen, who were styled the "train committee. M. J. Fagan, chairman: J. T. Murphy. Murphy. R. H. Melber, J. M. Ma her, J. Pinnkett. J. Gallagher, E. J. Martinez, J. O. Webb, J. L. Kelly, E. J. Kennedy, G, W. Young. C. Dillon, E. J. Davis, W. J. McGeehan. H. L. J. ThieL J. A. Mo-Mahon, Mo-Mahon, Mo-Mahon, J. Moran, W. F. Tracy. A. Da- Da- 5 re, E. H. Wells, W. F. Young. H. L. ordau, P. A. Labauve, J. S. Byrne, J. J. Finnerty, W. J. Zimmerman, J. P. J. Connell. and W. W. Hodges. The "Catholio Knights' is an endowment endowment association, something on the plan of the Knights of Honor, etc, and has become one of the most popular organizations organizations in tbe country. It has brauehes in every town and city where Catbolio churches exist, and each has a large aud influential membership. Branch 278 Is one of tbe most prominent in the south and has now more than 800 members. members. . -

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  1. The Times-Picayune,
  2. 27 Jun 1887, Mon,
  3. Page 2

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