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Mail Tribune 100, May 6, 1922

News from 100 years ago
The following news items were drawn from the archives of the Mail Tribune 100 years ago

May 6, 1922

IRISH COUNTESS, ERIN’S JOAN D’ARC VISITS MEDFORD

Medford, Friday afternoon, had for a short visit the Irish delegation, consisting of Countess Markiewicz, Miss Kathleen Barry and Honorable J. J. O’Kelly, who are touring the country in behalf of the Irish Republic.

The Reverend John Powers had wired an invitation on Thursday evening to them to auto from Medford to Ashland. Upon the arrival of train 53 they were met by Father Powers and in Mrs. Burrougs’ auto, driven by John Brophy, they were hurried to St. Mary’s Academy. After a brief stay there, they were driven a ride over the highway to Ashland where they entrained for San Francisco. The distinguished visitors were charmed with the scenery of Rogue River valley.

Countess Markiewicz is the daughter of Lord Booth-Gore of Lough Gill, Sligo, Ireland. She was the organizer of the boy scouts in Ireland. In the Easter uprising of 1916 for independence, the countess was a fearless leader of a company of soldiers. She is called the “Joan of Arc” of Ireland. Miss Kathleen Barry is the sister of Kevin Barry, who was hanged eighteen months ago for refusing to betray his comrades. At the time of his death he was eighteen years old and a medical student. Honorable J. J. O’Kelly is president of the Gaelic league. The delegation are convinced the Anglo-Irish treaty will be defeated in the referendum vote and that the Irish Republic will be sustained.

BIG CROWDS SEES NAT WORK OUTS

A crowd larger than attended many of last season’s smokers watched the workout at the Nat last night of Baby Blue, the Portland ... battler and Jack Burns from Oakland, Cal., and many predicted the hardest scrap Medford fans have seen in years when the two really mix next Tuesday night. Romeo Hagen, who comes from the north with quite a reputation for handling his mitts, has replaced Price and will meet Welty in the semi-windup. Romeo is a hard looking boy with all the ear marks of a fighter. The Centralia paper had this to say of his fight with White in that city:

“Fight fans throughout the country have witnessed many a sensational fight, but it is doubtful if they ever saw a battle like the White-Hagen affair.”

Everybody is cordially invited to attend the workouts at the Nat Sunday afternoon at 2:30 and evening at 7:30 o’clock.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com