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Britain's War on Ireland, Backed by United States
Cash, Stirs Ten Thousand Patriots to Bitter Protest
(From New York Call.) tti
One hundred and fifty thousand ti
British soldiers, armed with machine di
guns, await the word to begin a new ol
campaign of frightfulness in Ireland. cl
American money, lent to England,
is being used to crush the Irish move
ment for independence.
These two burning facts brought P
10,000 men and women to the Lex- P1
ington theater to participate in a bit
ter protest. Only 6,000 of them could l
crowd into the playhouse. The other ii
thousands held overflow meetings in tI
the street outside.
That vast conclave was historical, PD
unforgettable. Frank P. Walsh, who a]
sought in vain at Paris to get Presi- 1i
dent Wilson to act in behalf of the .i
Irish cause, was the chief speaker.
He held his hearers through every
word; his magnetic voice climbing to
the farthest gallery seat. si
No mere play upon emotion was c7
this speech by Walsh; he dealt with is
facts; he had the goods. fa
Seven Centuries of Oppression. c:
He pictured England as the op- hi
pressor of Ireland through seven cen- o
turies; using every terrible means of Ii
breaking her spirit but failing al- ti
ways; the Irish dream of indepen- p
dence enduring, uncrushable, hang
ing on with torn and bleeding hands. tl
Walsh spoke of Lord French-and ,
there were groans and hisses from e
the audience-Lord French, whose n
ineffable stupidity nearly wrecked s
-the allied cause in Flanders. French ii
was directing a new wrecking crew v
now-his hand was behind the ma- h1
chine guns and the tanks and poison Ic
gas, now awaiting the order to drive
against the republic-builders in Ire- n
Placards Denounce England. ii
Over the heads of the cheering
thousands waved the green-white- t
orange flag of the Irish republic. 1
Placards denouncing England were n
scattered through the big auditori
um. One read: "England, Damn
Your Concessions; We Want Our Re- r
While the crowd waited for the s
meeting to begin, an orchestra played
old Irish tunes-with lilt and sigh
and yearning in them, tunes bringing r
memories of potato famines and evic
tions, of the foul hanging of Larkin, d
Allen and O'Brien, of wrongs stretch
ing back across the decades.
Allan McCurdy opened the meeting '
and then introduced Walsh as chair- s
man. The other speakers included
Col. Timothy J. Moynihan, Martin
Conboy, Brandon Tynan, Dr. Henry
Grattan Mythen, Alfred Tally, Maj.
Michael Kelly, Alfred W. McCann.
Walsh and the other speakers cited r
the new aim of Great Britain-to get
a further loan of $4,000,000,000
from the United States to finance
wars against Ireland, Egypt, India
and Afghanistan. Condemnation of
this was expressed in resolutions
passed amid a great outcry, and the T
protest was telegraphed to congress. t
Many Irish Are Murdered. 1
"The British government," said
the telegram to congress, "has de- i
clared war upon the whole Irish peo
ple. It is attempting to suppress 1
their duly elected national legislative I
body. It is arresting members of t
that body. It is committing unspeak- c
able outrages against the persons of t
the men and women of the nation, c
and is murdering many of them. 1
"These acts of tyranny are being <
committed by a government main- 1
tained only by a force of 150,000 con- I
script troops, the support of which I
army is financed by money lent to I
Great Britain by the American peo
In view of the attempt of England
to get a further loan of $4,000,000,- 1
000 the message said: "This mass I
meeting of American citizens peti- t
tions congress to recognize the estab- i
lished republic of Ireland immedi- 1
ately. It asks also that congress re- t
fuse further grants of money to
Great Britain until the army of oc- 1
cuaption is removed from Ireland
the republic is allowed to function." 1
Crowd Pledges $3,000,000.
Alfred W. McCann introduced a
motion for the pledging of $3,000,
000 for support of the Irish republic.
It was received with thundering ap
The resolution reads:
"We citizens of the city of New
York pledge $3,000,000 for support
of the Irish republic and we shall
tender oue namnes and addresses to
President De Valera at the Waldolf
Astoria hotel and await his call."
"Aye!" roared the crowd.
A cablegram was sent by the con
clave to Robert Smillie, president of
the Trades Union congress at Glas
gow. It congratulated him and his
fellows upon their unequivocal fight
against conscription and against
armed intervention in Russia."
Similar appeals were cabled to the
editors of the London Nation and
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the Manchester Guardian. And
thanks was sent to the Socialist Lon
don Daily Herald, in which the news
of the 150,000 troops and the ma
chine guns was first published.
England Plans New Horror.
"We are here tonight," said Frank
P. Walsh, "to register our solemn
protest as Americans-as friends of
liberty-as friends of Ireland against
the barbarous course which the Eng
lish government cynically proposes to
take so that the fires of liberty in
Ireland may be extinguished. We
propose to bring to the attention of
all America--of all the world-Eng
land's wilful declaration to crush the
great democratic movement that
daily is carrying Ireland nearer to
the fold of free nations.
"Lord French-h e whose ineffable
stupidity nearly wrecked the allied
cause while cormnander of the Brit
ish armies in Flanders-halving
failed to subdue Ireland by sporadic
waves of atrocity, now flatly pro
claims to the world that an organ
ized, government-approved campaign
of frightfulness is to begin, so that
Irishmen in their woes will forget
their ever-cherished dream of inde
"With trained troops fresh from
the Rhine, with artillery, with gas,
with tanks, with airplanes, with
every horrible weapon known to
modern warfare, he proposes to
stamp out every trace of the repub
lican movement. Already he has in
vaded the Irish parliament; already
- he has seized those leaders whom he
"In thinly-veiled language, he an
nounces to those great democracies
which generously preserved England
in her hour of need that there is no
room for democracy in Ireland--that
those great benefits which the free
peoples fought for to preserve shall
not prevail within England's domin
"Emulating the infamous Castle
reagh, who cunningly goaded the
Irish into the revolution that re
sulted in the act of union, Lord
French hopes to incite such troubles
in Ireland as will permit of a hor
rible campaign that will leave Ire-!
land a shambles, that will leave her
fair fields and cities a waste and
desolate as Belgium-a campaign
that will wrench men's hearts so se
verely that their woes will over
shadow all dreams of a free nation.
"Although horrible in its poten
tialities, the pronouncement of
French shows to the world how for
midable the republican movement
has become. England no longer can
regard it as the harmless agitation of
t impractical patriots. She finds the
love of Ireland, the love of liberty,
e and the aspirations for nationality
a burning everywhere in Irish hearts.
"She recognizes that a worldwide
campaign of calumny, the imprison
e ment of leaders, the prohibition of
meetings, and the systematized tor
turing of the population can no
longer he relied upon to check the
d swift onrush of the swing towards
- "She sees Ireland slipping from
s her clutch--and the whole world
e knows that the loss of Ireland marks
f the swift disintegration of that age
r- old criminal organization known as
of the British empire. Briefly, this act
s, of Lord French indicates conclusive
ly that proud, imperious and con
g ceited England is worried --is des
i- perate. And, with the criminal folly
i- that has characterized her interna
h tional relations throughout the cen
.o turies, shle hopes to kill an idea-the
- great idea of liberty-with fire and
d "It is no exaggeration to state that
England had declared war on Ire
is land. It is not an overcoloring of
i- the true facts to state that the Brit
- ish iron heel is to be placed on the
i- neck of Ireland, to be held there in
a- the hope of wiping out every vestige
o of the national movement. It is not
c- unfair to claim that the tragic epi
.d sodes of Belgium and Rumania will
be re-enacted by men more calloused
to human sufferings than even the
infamous von Bissing.
a "It is not in a spirit of unfounded
emotionalism that we are protesting
c. here tonight; it is because England's
P- history-and her history even in this
year of our Lord 1919, in the case
of unhappy Egypt-shows that her
w adoption of a policy of repression in
't variably is followed by the most in
11I human outrages to person and prop
England Abandons Pledges.
"Inconceivable utterly is it to an
n- American mind that even England,
of who begged for our help in the late
s war, with the promise of aiding us
is in spreading the gospel of democ
ht racy throughout the world after the
st victory, should so quickly abandon
her pledges and resort again to the
he kind of statecraft that made Ger
sd many despised among the nations.
SIt is hIeartrending to American loverb
of liberty to 'realizo that the billion.
we lent England duringlli the was will
be usedl in stifling a nlovenment loi
"But England now undertakes s
task she never could, cannot now
In and never will be able to accomplisl
-that of driving the dream of lib
erty from Irishmen's minds. Fot
m seven centuries she has sought witl
m the vilest of means to crush thi
proud spirit of that isle, and toda:
al he is further away than ever fron
2 the realization of her hopes.
"Massacre, imprisonment, relig
o ious persecution, despoilation o
o sproperty, disenfranchisement, deport'
5 ~ ation, and forced emligration hav
ill been ineffectual. Now, she plan
m o employ that huge military ima
,n .hine she built up during the lat
l var to reduce Ireland to prostratiot
o "In only one way can she be suc
'essful in wiping out the republical
iovement in Ireland, and that is b;
he murder of every man, woman an'
m hild who now exists in that country
m Ier well equipped millions, aided b
1. he modern inventions of war, will b
S nore than a match for the 200,00
nilitiamen whom the republic ca
nr nuster. But if thoseo 200,000 faill
300,000 mnore will take their place
o --even the women will combat th
nvader until the protests of a Iho
ified world can bring even imperious
Of 'ngland to her senses.
"And let not England believe the
m n fighting the republic of Irelan
he will have the assistance of th
I Protestant Irish of tie north. For, i
happily, those sections so long es- t
tranged fromn Catholic Ireland be
cause of religious differences are f
united-and united firmly-in- at
commollin love of (ountri'y. Nothing
indicates so well the complete sub- c
mersion of the differences between I
the orange and green than the arrest
of the two Sinn Fein members of par- 1
liament last week--one being an UI- I
"Tonight. I appeal to Americans to
forget that criminal apathy and make
the country surge with resentment
over this newest move of England.
Think of Ireland, not alone as friends
of Ireland, but especially as citizens
of freedom-loving America.
"The Continental congress, meet
ing in Philadelphia in 1776 to draw
up that greatest of docuiments, the
American Declaration of Independ
ence, found time to send a message
to the Irish people, thanking them
for the great service of Irishmen in
the American revolution and declar
ing: "The tender mercies of the
British government long have been
cruel toward you. God grant that
the iniquitous schemes of extirpat
ing libelty may soon be defeated."
S Walshington Friend of Irish.
"George Washington, whose name
I we all revere, in accepting the con
0 gratulations of the Irish on his elec
0 tion to the presidelcy, stigmatized
the English as 'foes to the rights of
humanity.' And again, the Father
y of his Country, after throwing aside
e his British honors, acceltled an Irish
ensign and became the 'First Adopted
Citizen of Ireland.'
"Ben Franklin wrote to congress
Sthat the wrongs of Ireland constitut
ed 'such a comlbination of rapine,
treachery and violence as would have
e disgraced the nanme of government
1 in the most arbitrary country il the
"I would urge upon you to emulate
in espousing Ireland's cause the ex
ample of such great Americans as
Washington, Franklin, Henry Clay,
President Harrison, Bryant, Speaker
Randall, Blaine, Peter Cooper, and
thousands of other men prominent
i in national life, who urged Ireland's
d cause because it was a cause of lib
erty. Nothing could be mlore to the
point than the appeal of the adopted
son of Washington: "Americans, re
call to your minds the recollections
of that heroic time when Irishmen
were our friends and when in the
whole world we had not a friend be
n Britain Clubs I'. S. (overmnlent.
'"But, remember that i n fighting
Ireland's fight-even in America-
we are opposing the most formnidahle
Y of antagonists-Britain. Her toil.
even reach out at timles to compel
I hateful acts by even our own gov
ernment. This is well illustrated by
the testimony of William C. Bulliti
recently before the senate foreign re
lations committee in detailing how
e our government was clubbed by Eng
land into recognizing the hateful pro
tectorate over Egypt.
'I remember the morning it was'
done,' said l r. Bullitt. 'It was han
S tiled by Sir William Wiseman, who
was the confidential man Lloyd
George and Balfour had constantly
I with Colonel House and the presi
-Ident. He was sort of an extra-con
' fidential foreign officer. It was all
done, if t recall correctly, in the
course of one morning.
"'The president was informed
that the Egyptian nationalists were
L using his fourteen points as mlealing
that. Egypt should have the right. to
control her own destinies, anlld, there
at fore, have independence; that they
o were using this to form a govern
_ment; that since tile president had
o provoked this trouble by the four
e teen points, they thought hie should
si allay it by the stiutement thait we
would recognize the British protec
"And, as I remember, Sir William
Wiseman's statement to me that
d inorning, he said that he was greatly
elated. He said that he had just come
from lunch,andthat he had got recog
nition of the British protectorate be
, fore luncheon. I recall that it took
only a few minutes.
"And in giving American impetus
e Ito this great fight in Ireland, I urge
you not to think of Ireland as an ob
ject of pity. Pity as a force is of
little avail. Ireland is not an object
p of commiseration. She stands today
a free nation, with an elected presi
dent, a chosen parliament and a func
n tioning government.
d, "She stands erect and proud, tell
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ish Theatrical Stage Employes,
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ig-" Plumbers' union, monthly.
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or- Machinists' Helpers.
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ices No. 224, Miles City, monthly.
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ºor- I monthly.
ou Carpenters' Local Union, No.
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.hat Sterotypers' Union, Butte,
ing the world in diglified language
that she has applied the doctrine of
self-determination, has 'stalilished a
free governmlent with th conlsent of
the' people, and intends to retain that
government and achi'vt ht r full lib
erty even in the face 'f England's
"She is not prostralii she is onu
her feet, ready for th,' fight in the
holy consciousness tihtt tlth right will
prevail, that the Lord of hlosts will
not desert her in ler houll' of direct
English Labor Aid,.s Irish.
"And she will be fIreet. For the
first time in history sheit has English
labor with her in the fighl for inde
pendence. The two greatest menaces
to the security of these ' ated Tory
institutions in the British empire are
now united---the Irish question and
British labor----andl :ngla.tld mnust
yield to those great forces.
"Happily, we read tha:t the British
Trade Union congress which met in
Glasgow passed by an overwhelming
' majority a resoluation calling upon
I the government to accord to Ireland
t the right ot self-detlerminationll. Eng
land's obsolete st cl'iul llr is tottering
under the force of lahor's demtands,
and she cannot lnow afford to fight
the entire people of I relan(' d is Wtell
as her own lahorinig class'S.
"I believe that tlhe sky lihas cleared
--that the clouds which lhave denied
Ireland the sunshine of liberty for
seven centuries ;are allbotl to lift. Tihe
forces of right and democracy will
not allow the co('ttl.r', which has
fought so pinelkily for centuries
against absorptlion y an alien peo
plle, to sink again into the toils of
tyranny. The (imle, indeed, ihas come
for the republic of Irelatnd to take
her place amlOng theii tations of the
earth---to enjoy thaut lod-given her
e itag which so long ha.s Ilellen denied
Th'I'e eeting w\\:s ca;lltd by MarlinI
c (onboy, Allen \lc('turdy, Alfred Tal
-ley, Major Michael Kelly, 1. J . l. c
s Conaghey, IL. H. IMussey, Major
,Meaney, Nornallln TIlotlas, lincoln
r Colcord, Iieutenanlt Ihtrke, and ithe
1 Rev. H. G. MIythen otlf Illiimtore.
U. S. Army Favors Ir(laild.
i Colonel Timothy J. .\ anlnihan of
e the Rainbow division protested
l against the autocratic' ('illon of Eng
land ill Ireland. lie declared that he
s had fought for theti destruction of tlihe
autocratic forces of (i'rntlllay ill
e France and Belgiium anl tld ihat he now
desired to take part ill the ldestritc
tion of the despotic English power inl
He explained to a witdly cheering
Saudience tlhat the multtitde of the
Amierican arnty had favoired the war
because they inl their Ilanrtis believed
s that the war woull bring freedoi Ito
I reland in the freedoml it would bring
H He told his hearers that Animerican
sohliers favor'ed the freedo(u of the
Irish and that they oull be reliedI
' uponl to help Ireland get it.
S Dr. Henry Grattan Mlythen brand
- ed the charge of England that the
movemlent for the freedlomn is ant out
o growthl of religious questions.
I iEngland ih'Inded Is Liae.
S"Enigland lies," lie declared angri
y ly, "and takes the name of (God in
!vain when it declares that the Irish
,_question is a religious question! It
! is a lie and will always remain a lie."
Dr. M, ythen enlisted as a sailor in
the war in hope that he mnight as
d sist in the freeing of Ireland along
, with other oppressed peoples.
g "The arrest and imprisoniment to
oday of Irish patriots," he declared, .
"in the parliament of England jus
tifies my statement. Today the Eng
lish would do what they would have
d done in 1776 to George Washington;
, as they did to Pearce, the first presi
d dent of the Irish republic. She would
e have done to Benjamin Franklin
.what she has done to Sir Arthur
Casement. The positions of both of
n these executed leaders were identical
t to those of Washington and Fraunlk
y lin, the great American patriots.
S I)emocrlacy Joke to England.
He addedt that England hald niow
made a joke of detnocracy and a
k mockery of the deaths of thousands
who had given their lives to make the I
is world safe for democracy. In read
te ing the papers today, he pointed out,
b- they seek to excuse these same lies
by clainiitg that the whole question
ct is one of religious intolerance. He
(y cited the case of Charles Grant. Tar
i- nell, culled "the uncrowned king oif
C Ireland," tile famlolls home-ruler,
who was a Protestant.
l- Father IDuffy, one of the last
speakers, declared bitterly that "Eng
land, the monther of parliaments, has
now henomite a murder of ]iarlia
lie said that the only bigotry thai
I exists in Irelandl is the bigorty forced
there by deslpotic England. He atlso
pointedl out that the selaration of
Ireland woiuild lead to that country
i followinig its development along sep
Sarate liines fromu the rest of the isles.
as it should b('. -He inferred that the
- rulers of Irhland were now exploiting
lie said that the same class thati
ruled England and that clutched Ire
landl was ihii gentle class that is in/
Sall intents the trototype of the Pruis
sian gentry class that controlled Ger
Smany. 'iThey, like the Prussians,
Swere now proclainming thiat they will
overcome ally resistance, but Ith'
Prussians had found that impossihle.
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War Certain to Follow Our
Approval of Shantung Theft
n11 a remarkably able allnd forceful
speech in the United States senate,
in regard to the Shtiali ung tffair,
Senator Borah said that the "United
States should draw back as frlonl at
den of horror froiii ulllderwritinlg a
transaction which we know is tlih
beginning of a collltest etween the
Japanese people and 4tt0,0t)0,00i
"But the able senator declares
your league of natlions settles it!
What did Jalpan do to the league of
nations? There sat the league of na
tions at Versailles, stronger than it
will ever be again, Japan, Great Brit.
tin, France, the United States, and
Italy. There was the league of na
tions, and Japan flouted the league
of nations and said: 'Ve will refuse
to become a part of it unless we hI v(e
ShIiilntung.' And yet the able sellna
tor front North D)akota (Mr. 1eC aunt.
he(r) thinks if they return to Ilh.
league of nations, by somet necro
llillltic power not exactly clear to
il', Ith league of nationlls will have
;itqllirlod the power to d(o inl lilt sec
ond instance what it did not do or
icoulld not do or had not the moral
courage to do in the first inlstance.
"Mr. President, in this miatter we
are flying in the face of all experi
ei(ce by attemipting a great wrong
antl expecting good to come of it.
I do not assunme a wisdlomit superior
to mlly colleagues, and certainly not
superior to those who consented to
this treaty. Nevertheless, I know
somlething of the history of govern
Illunt. I have read something of the
story of man's efforts to miake the
world a fit place( in whilch to live.
I know that you (!an not do so by
calling ilnmorality morality, bIy call
inlg injtustice juistic.'.
.1tInst (all Things I1y Right Names.
"You mnust do mllorality anid you
mIlilst do julstice'. Youl may call
thing a league for peace, but in it
mlay be incorporated things whichll
mnake it a league for war. I knto\
that stautuite Ibased upon immioralit)
lne not only worthless as bindillu
rules of huaflltll conduct, blt itha
llthey affirmatively break flodwn ant
destroy the Ilmoral charasce r of tin en
tire people. tetter no law at al
than a law conceived n injustice
bietter leave all to th natural in
stincts of the human heah than ti
write an unjust and an immoral la\
for a people's guide. I know tha
treaties and international covenant
I based upon unrighteousness and ii
conflict with the first instincts of til
humanlt heart not only (lishtonor, de-1
gra(le, and debauch all parties to the
treaty and the nIiemibers of the cove
mnat, but I know that behind each
and all of such treaties lurk war and
sacrifice. Retribution is the most
unllerring Ianid p.ersisteilt of all forlms
of u'rthly venlgea(nce. You can trace
it through the pages of history as
you trace sonic fearfully contagiousi
disease through a commnnnity. The
fathers were exceedinlgly wise, buti
whenil they made a solemn conmpact
i in t.le niame of humlllan liberty and left
within I tli compalllct a paragraph
t whinch sought to legalize and con
- done slavery they pIlanited tile seeds
I of civil war, the most awful in all the
- llanllals of internelcine strife. For
every drop of blood drawn by the
lash through 251) years of unrequited
toail God willed that the martyr
- shoull be paid anoti.ler drawn by the
Shantung Affairs Indefensible.
"The Shantung affair is indefens
Sible from any standpoint of morals
or international justice or common
decency. It is onle of those things
I so iIImnoral and unrighteous that we
wish to approach it with deaf ears
o and closed eyes. We tdread even to
think about it. We loathe to be
g forced to attempt to defend it. It'
will dishonor and degrade any peo
r ple who seek to uphold it. War
t will eventually follow as the result of
Sanll attempt to perpetuate it. It is
v founded in immorality and revolting
- injustice. It is outside the pale of
e respectability even according to an
e cient standards. It shocks the con
science even of Eurotpealn diplomacy.
SNaketd, hideous, and revolting it
I- looms uip before Is as a monster
front that cruelt and shluneless world
which all had hoped and prayed was
forever behind ius. it smacks of all
it the iniquities of European adjust
a iments. Indtleed, tprhaps it has no
it I parallel whtein all its features are
'Petce .With Honlor.
g "America wants peace, but she
it will preserve her honor. America
id wants teat,;. llut well she knows that
n- peace is not to be found along the
.11 paths of faithlessness and oppression,
of moral delinquency and crime. If
- wwe as a people are to give our ap
to provtal to this betrayal of a trusting
wi land struggling people, we will have
at I taken from the creed of Prussianism
ts its itotminating principle, its most
nim shocking precepts, and made them
it I our very own, incorporated them into
our national creed. While defeating
Prussianism on the field of battle in
I physical encounter we will have ac
cepted its most vicious, hideous doe
r trine unexpurgated and unmodified.
"lt was one of the fathers, I think
Alexander Hamilton, who declared:
'The honor of a nation is its life.
D- eliberately to abandon it is to com
e' mit an act of political suicide.' The
American people will not, when the
h facts are known, submit to any
d treaty which impeaches our national
lt honor. They will not be a party to
S wrongdoing. They will, not endure
e the disgrace which would attach to
s the underwriting of this unconscion
s able deed."
There are only four words more
s precious than money. These are
C health, love, conscience and religion.
loney is a mysterious word. But
e September 23, celebrates a true
story more mysterious than money.
'r The story was vouched for by an old
e gentleman of high character, and re
lated by himself in his little memor
andum book, of date Sept. 23, 1673.
IHe states the following: "I, Paul
is Bowers Esq., of the Middle Temple,
in 1658 had chambers in Elm Court,
Mn iddle Temple, up three pairs of
,s stairs. Upon returning late one night
I did not light my candle, but laid
rs my gloves down on the table. As
I laid them down I felt under my
e hand a coin. Striking a light, I saw
it to be a gold sovereign-20 shil
lings. I stood thunderstruck. I had
r no client at that time; my friends
!were all out of town. Who put that
Smoney there? I retired to my bed,
a trifle disturbed. But I waited de=
1 velopments. Three weeks later, com
ing home in the darkness, I purpose
ly laid my gloves in the same place-
and there lay another gold sovereign
it on the table! A month later, two
gold pieces lay where I had deposited
id y gloves. In six weeks another soy
ereign met my hand in the dark.
11This mysterious and somewhat
uncanny process was repeated at
e intervals of two, three and six
weeks. If I lighted, my candle,
no money met my touch upon the
table. I cannot fathom it," ends the
ie narration in the little memo book,
ca "but it is a fact." One hudrire
at years later this little book aniidi
ie piece of the mysteriously foundtcol.
n, was in the possession of a lineal de
if scendant of Paul Bowers Esq. Viir
p i ily," said Hamlet when he had.,seen
sg the ghost, "there are more thinigs :
ve heaven and earth than are dreaum
un of in our philosophy."
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