I know March has come and gone but I thought this was still worth sharing.
Published in January of 1904 in the San Jose Mercury News out of San Jose, California
SAINT PATRICKS DAY WILL BE CELEBRATED
ANCIENT ORDER OF HIBERNIANS WILL BE IN CHARGE
First Meeting of the Committee Will Be Held This Afternoon
The St. Patricks Day Committee of the Ancient Order of Hibernians will meet this afternoon, January 31st, at 2 o’clock to arrange for the celebration of St Paticks day. The committee consists of M. E. Griffith, Thos McNally, M. Farrell, Jas Logue, Barney Higgins, John Guerin, Martin Dalton and Rev. John D Walshe, the county chaplain.
The committee has full power to act and proposes to make this celebration one that will reflect credit on the Hibernians, and will interest the Irish people of this county in the affairs of their race.
Rev. Father Cullen of Mountain View will preach the sermon on St. Patricks day, and the committee is considering holding on open meeting after the church services, and inviting their friends.
The Hibernians are very strong in this county and have added largely to their membership during the past year. Frequent meetings are held and much interest is manifested by the members. The officers and committee members state that an early start is being made for the celebration of St Patricks day, as it is intended that the celebration shall be of more than ordinary importance.