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THE WASHINGTON HERALD
The Herald has the largest
mornfnjr home circulation, and
prints all the news' of the world
each day, in addition to many
exclusive features
Rain, continued warm to-day;
to-morrow generally fair.
Temperatures vesterda Max
imum, 56; minimum, 42.
WASHINGTON. D. C. FRJDAT. JANUARY 17, 1913. -FOURTEEN PAGES.
ONE CENT.
HO. 2295.
MONEY MONOPOLY HOME RULE BILL
PRESIDENT-ELECT PLACES BAN
TIME WILL TELL
IS DEFENDED BY PASSES COMMONS
JACOBHJCHIFF BY MARGIN
nsPHS x ifcFHLk rFrft
Wilson Makes Wishes Known in Letter Sent to Chairman
Eustis Declares Historic Feature of Ceremonies Incurs
Much Needless Expense Wants Simplicity.
EUSTIC REFUSES TO ANNOUNCE WHAT
COURSE HE WILL TAKE IN THE MATTER
Declines to Discuss Letter Before It Is Received Omission
of Principal Source of Revenue May Cause General
Change in Programme for March 4.
Wootlrou Wilson wishes no inaugural ball to mark his induction
into the office of President.
This is made plain in a letter from Mr. Wiloii to William Cor-cor-i
Eustis. chairman of the inaugural committee, mailed cstcrda,
and all plans for the programme of celebration of March 4 are halted.
Officers of the inaugural committee, which it i; expected, will be
called together to-daj by Chairman Eustis, declined last night to com
nent upon the letter, which Mr Eustis has not jet receded, and which
was read to him b a reporter for The Washington Herald
COSIMlTn:UM TVKK -UHCh.
Mo-t of the men who. compelled to start late in preparation for
the inaumral ceremonio, hae worked almost feverishly to hac the
-it in readiness for the President-elect March 4, were frankh and
aowedl surprised last night to hear of the act of the President-elect.
But when adiscd of the full tet of the letter, the local committcc
ucn said the President-elect probabK is seeking the simphcitv for
which he long ago expressed a desire
Gov Wilson's letter, couched in language of a diplomatic dehcacv,
i ct regarded as a 'rojal imitation"
' Though he a- he acts "with a grcaf deal of hesitation," he
-tates, "I hac come to the conclusion that it is m duty to ask jou
to consider the feaibilit of omitting the inaugural ball altogether "'
EFFECT OF WILSON'S LETTER ON THE
COMMITTEE IS ONLY PROBLEMATICAL
It, s uer i- Mr W iUoi s final di
t ,m ml) the meeting of the inaugural
ummitice -an Ihcliiate clcarlv what will
n fu lest efTe t Mori than ISO 000
ias been -ubscribed l the Inauguril
zuarantee fund, and must of this has
actually been raid
Those who (-ubscribed to the guarantee
tund have aiit.cfpated the would get
their money back. basing their cxpecta
10ns upon past spirit nee While tlie
i onej iue-Uon i not paramount, thu
mission of the ImII from which a larger
nart of the resources his been derived 'n
he raft, might riousl) Interfere with
he plans of the committee
Whether Sir Wilson arted because of
nv reports m-ule direct! to him bi
GOV. WILSON'S LETTER COUCHED IN
DIPLOMATIC BUT EMPHATIC TERMS
I'rin eton N J . Jan 14 Tn a lette
to William Corcoran Eustis. chairman of
the inaugural committee to-daj. Presi
dent elect W Ilson called off the historic
naugural ball which heretofore has been
the important social function In connec
tion with the inauguration It has been
represented to the President elect that
the ball is alw-cv, a sourie of great tin
necessar) expense to the government.
It has been declared that the ball has
cost the government no less thin JS3.000
n loss of services of clerk' &c in the
Pension Building, who have to be laid
iff while preparations for the ball are
wing made
The President-elect cinnot see there
fore where the ball serves any useful
lurpose Moreover it will save J5 each
10 the persons who would have attended
The President-elect s decision In the
matter is in keeping with his desire to
make the inauguration as lmple as pos
sible Alreadv at his request, the Inaug
ural parade has been greatl) contracted
In length
It w-111 be recalled that he has also de
termined to cut out the daily receptions
INAUGURAL HEADS SILENT ON ACTION
OF GOV. WILSON IN.REGARD TO BALL
When Informed by The Washington
Herald that Gov Wilson had given out
in Trenton a cop) of the letter written
to him as chairman of the inaugural
committee, Mr Lustis plainly was sur
prised but declined to camment upon
the epistle in advance of receiving it
He said there had been no occurrence
to Indicate that Gov Wilson would take
unfavorable action in regard to the in
augural ball. He said that he could not
saj what would be the attitude of the
naugural committed
Dr Thomas Nelson Page chairman of
the reception committee, also declined to
discuss Gov Wilson s letter which was
read to him from the dispatches received
from Princeton last night. He recalled
that Gov Wilson had expressed a desire
for simplicity in the ceremonies attend
ing the Inauguration but said that he
knew of nothing that had indicated the
ITcsldent-cIect was opposed to the ball,
which Dr Page fcald is rathtr a gath
rlng of the people than a real dance
Other llalntalp Mlence.
D J. Callahan, chairman of the com
mittee on comfort at the ball, and other
subcommittee chairmen would not dis
cuss the matter To the legislative sub
committee, which lias had the business
of obtaining from Congress tlie w-e of
the Pension Office for the ball, the mat
ter is of most instant moment in some
respects, as the bill providing for the use
or the Persion Office is to be considered
to-day by the House Committee on Public
Buildings and Grounds.
Gov. Wilson's letter probably will have
a powerful effect In determining the
Judgment of the committee, whose chair
man, RepresentaUve Morris Sheppard,
before the receipt of the letter from Gov.
"Wilson had expressed his willingness to
do all he could to assist In getting the
use of the Pension Office.
Yesterday the legislative committee,
at a meeting at the New WHlard, au
thorized George E. Hamilton, chairman
of the committee, to Inform the Con
officials upon the difficulties offered In
the use of the Pension Office could not
b, ascertained last night. His letter
plalnl) leaves the uuesUon open, if the
committee should show him that a
serious embarrassment would Ik? caused
b the tardy ciiange In plans, but there
seemed to bo last night a general be
lief thai tbe President-elect had so
plalnl evinced his preference of not
hotlni, an tnmiimra! ball, that his ap-
rroaI or the fetivlt). should it now
Im given would seem reluctant and dis
couraging It is regarded as notable that rcrentl)
the Iresident-clect was given to under
kUiuI that his preferences in regard to
the inaugural ceremonies would le
readil) adopti-d b the committee
at the Wlite House and devote his time
to the business of the government His
letter to Chairman Eustis follow
"r Dear Kustis
After taking counsel with a great
man) persons and assessing as well as
1 could general opinion In the matter, I
have come to the conclusion that It is
m dut) to ask )ou to consider the
feasibilitv of omitting thu imugural ball
altogether
I do this with a great deal of hcsiti
tion. because 1 do not wish to interfere
with settled practices or with reasonable
expectations of those who usuall) go to
enjoj the Inauguration, but it has come
to wear the aspect of a sort of public
dut). because of the large Indirect ex
pense upon the government Incidental to
it, and because these balls have ceased to
be neccssarj to the enjojment of tho
visitors
I hope most sincerelv, that this re
quest will in no wav embarrass jou and
that I have not too long delajed In mak
ing the suggestion
"With cordial regard, sincerelv yours,
WOODBOV. WILSON."
gressional committee to-day that the
full Inuagural committee would have
no hesltancj in accepting the Pension
Office Building on the terms laid down
b Secretary of the Interior Fisher
Plans to obtain the Pension Office for
the inaugural bill were discussed at
length
It was decided to do away with the
Continued on Pnnc Seven. "
COULDN'T STAY AWAY
4-
WILSON'S STENOGRAPHER BACK
NOT TO BE BOSSED EITHER
Trenton, N J. Jan 16 At the per
sonal request of President-elect Wilson.
Miss Salome Tarr. the diminutive stenog
rapher In M r Wilson's office, who re
signed her" place on Tuesday and mirch
ed out of the office In a fiery huff," re
turned to her work to-day. And she's
not to be bossed any more by Charles
Swem. the President-elect s nineteen
year old personal stenographer
Miss Tan- had just finished taking dic
tation from Joseph Tumulti, Mr Wil
son s secretan , w hen Swem told her to
"hurry up" Her retort was to tear up
the notis and stamp out of the office.
Since then Tumulty, at the request of
Mr. W llson. has repeatedly urged her to
return She arrived at the Wilson office
at 10 o'clock this morning Just as the
Pretldent-elect was stepping out of his
private office. Giving her a warm hand
shake, the President-elect said:
"Welcome back. Miss Tarr; welcome
back."
Miss Tarr was promptly turned over
to Secretary Tumulty, whose greeting
was:
"Oh, Miss Tarr, will you please make
three copies of this document for me?"
Mies Tarr accepted the report, took off
her hat and coat, and sat down to her
typewriter and her old Jol
SAY BILL. IS YOlX WIFESOHB TO
twatatme suffuse pamde?
tl LOO ALL THE VOTING THAT TO WHAT DO WHEN KNOW ABOU1
MY WIFE ? NO ME, I RUN IT BE DONE M MYHIiy POLITICS ? N0THN6
SO TAK T FXOM VS..
TO BEDEPORTED
Secretary Nagel Sustains Rec
ommendations of Special
Board.
MAKES LONG STATEMENT
Socialist Accrued of Libeling King
George Not Guilty Merely of Politi
cal Offense, Holds Official.
Secretarj of Commerce and Labor Na
gel )csterdav sustained the recommen
e'atlon of the board of special inquiry
it Hills Island that Edward F. Myllus,
the Englishman, accused of libeling King
George of England bj charging him with
blgamj, be excluded from this country
is an undesirable alien
Lnless Mvlius can get a court to re
viw this finding, he will be sent back
to France, whence he came, at the ex
pense of the steamship company which
brought him here Myiius is now de
tained at Kills Island.
In reaching his conclusion to exclude
Mvlius, Secretary Nagel decided that
Mvlius was not gulltv of a political of
fense, but of a crime Involving moral
turpitude Myiius on his hearing ad'
tnltted that he was accused of having
published a libel charging the King
with bigamy; that he was tried before
a jurv; convicted and sentenced, and that
hf served his term.
"This record is. therefore, conclusive
with respect to evcrj question but one,"
says Secretarj- Nagel In his opinion.
"The only question left for discussion is,
whether the offense should be regarded
as 'purely political, not involving moral
turpitude,' and therefore meets the ex
ception in the statute."
Moral 'turpitude Involved.
Secretary Nagel, in the course of his
opinion, savs
"Primarily, a false charge of bigamy
is a common crime. In this instance that
charge was directed not only against tho
King, but by Inference against Mrs Na
pier. While a conviction in a properly
constituted court of a civilized country is
for all purposes conclusive upon us in
the consideration of such cases, it Is
proper to add that the alien admits the
circulation of the libel, that upon the
trial no evidence was offered to substan
tiate the charge, and that Mrs. Napier,
her father, and her brother, and other
witnesses testified without contradiction
or cross-examination to Its entire un
truth. "The sole argument now advanced in
favor of treating this offense as a purely
political one is that the writer of the
article in Paris, and Mr. Myiius In Eng
land, Intended it as an attack upon a
phase of a monarchical Institution, and
in Justification of good morals and true
religion: and that the crown in its pro
ceeding treated It as a political offense.
"I can not assume that a law which
excludes anarchists and persons who ad
vocate the overthrow of government, or
the assassination of public officials, was
Intended to admit the publisher of a
false charge of bigamy simply because
he advances a political purpose or mo
tive for the act, or because the false
charge was directed against a king
among others, or because the court In
which the trial was had regarded the
poIlUcal aspect of tbe case as an ag
gravation of the offense "
Insults FlagJ Goes to Jail.
Los vAnceles. Jan. 16. Joseph Colich.
nn Austrian, charged with having dese
crated the American flag, was given a
Jail sentence of 100 days In police court
to-day, following conviction. Colich was
arrested as the ring leader of the mob
which, at First and Clarence Streets on
Christinas Day, stamped the flag Into
tne earth, 'and otherwise demonstrated
against American institutions.
THAT'S FUA'UY, MY WIFE-' I SHOULD
SAY NOT.
GEE.AWT HEAD MAM. HESOfiElY
SfUSTCK W MS Hone. BUT
BRIDEGROOM STARTS FIGHT
WHEN FRIENDS JOKE ABOUT
"STEALING" HIS BRIDE
Chicago, Jin 16. btephan Antonsthick
a "newlywed, ' did not take kindlv to a
Joking remark, "let us steal the bride
mode b one f his friends, and a fight
followed The police arrested five men.
Antonschfck among them. The fight
started whllo the bridegroom was count
ing 1S00 received In Cash wedding pres
ents. When the police arrived the money
was scattered over the floor All but j:
was recovered
" I don't care as lone as they did not
get the bride.' said Antonschick.
Mrs. John W. Timmons' Auto
Injures Maid Standing at
Dupont Circle.
ACCIDENT UNAVOIDABLE
Daughter of Former Vice President
Fairbanks Takes Yonng Woman
to HospitaL
While waiting for a street car at Du
pont Circle last night Miss Molly Cooler,
seventeen jears old. who says she Is a
maid emploved at 23 Sherman Circle,
was run down and painfully but not serl
ously injured by an electric runabout
driven by Mrs John W. Timmons. wife
of Lieut. Tlmmoni. naval aid to the
President and daughter of former Vice
President Fairbanks.
Mrs. Timmons. accompanied by a young
woman whose Identity was not learned,
was driving to her home at 171S Rhode
Island Avenue Northwest and was round
Ing Dupont Circle when she discerned
the figures of two women standing near
the south-bound car tracks of the Con
necticut Avenue line In the darkness
Mrs. Timmons did not see the women
until she was but a short distance from
them
Sounding the bell and applying the
brakes, Mrs Timmons called to the
women to "look out," and one Jumped
out of the path of the machine. Miss
tooiey apparently did not hear the bell
or the call and stood stllL A front wheel
of the electric 'knocked her to the asphalt
and she was stunned. She regained her
faculties in a few seconds and did not
appear to be seriously hurt.
Mrs Timmons hailed a chauffeur who
was passing In the limousine of Mrs.
C. C Lee. of 1771 Massachusetts Ave-
nue Northwest, and requested the use
cf the machine. The chauffeur helped
Miss Coole) Into the car and accom
panied b Mrs. Timmons the oung
woman was driven to Emergency Hos
pital. Physicians found Miss Cooley was
suffering from a scalp wound and
bruises of the arms and legs
The identity lof the woman who was
standing with Miss Cooley has not been
learned Miss Coole) says she was
alone, waiting for a car. Unless she
sustained Internal hurts. Miss Cooley,
physicians say. will be able to leave
the hospital in a few davs. Police of
the Third precinct Investigated the ac
cident and assert It was unavoidable.
Uenttst Divorce Aclreut Wife.
St. Louis. Jan. 16. Dr. Harry W. Well
man, a dentist, has secured a divorce
from Mrs. Emily Ann Wellman, leading
woman with Louis Mann, now appearing
In Chicago. The decree was signed by
Judge Taylor to-day. Desertion was al
leged. 1 111 Soom He Tna Late
To see the Panama Canal before ths
water has been turned In. Visit it now.
Southern Railway through New Orleans
and Key "West the route of best serv
ice Consult agents. 70S 15th St, and
SOS" F 8t nw.
WHO DO YOU: THINK MN5 OUfi
HOUSE, JNYHAY?
WATOt THF PARADES
FEDERAL JUDGE
FACESJNQUIRY
House Committee May Probe
the Conduct of James E.
Boyd, of North Carolina.
CABELL MAKES REPORT
Case Grows Oat of Government Seiz
ing Whisky of Firm of N. G.
Williams.
A Congrcional investigation involv
ing the conduct of Judge James E. Bod.
dlrtrlct Jujge for the Western district of
North Carolina, will reult from a sen
sational rtport filed jesterday with the
House Committee on Expenditures In the
Treasurv Dtpartment. b Commlt-ioner
of Internal Revenue Rojal II Caliell, on
the N Glenn Williams liquor cae
The care involves the disposition of 00
barrels of whlfky seized b internal
revenue officers from the rec'lfing
houe of the Old Nick Willlimi Com
panj. near Winston, N C Tho whisky
wa seized hv internal revenue officers
follow ins a suit against the corporation
for alleged frauds perpetrated against
the government In conectlon with the
distillery In quertion A fine was levied
against the corporation for $3,009 and
costs amounting to between J12.ono and
SH.TOO were assessed. The case was ap
pealed to the Supreme Court of the
United States and the decision of the
lower court confirmed Subsequent! the
office of the Commissioner of Internal
Revenue ordered the removal of the
whisky In quertion to a bonded ware
house at Louisville, K . pending the
payment of the money alleged to have
been fradulently kept from the govern
ment. Involve JnAttv rto)tI.
On protestations made against this
order. largely by nn attorne) who repre
sented N. Glenn Williams, a member of
the corporation involved. Mr Cabell
bases hi report, which relates conversa
tions alleged to have been had with this
attorney, in which the latter l alleged
to have told Cabell that the order of tho
Commissioner of Internal Revenue would
be set aside by Judge Rovd. that he
(the attorney) "knew absolutely what the
judge would rule, that the Judge would
not permit any of my orders that had
been made in the case to become, effec
tive "
Mr. Cabell, explaining that the develop
ments made it. In his opinion. Imperative
that the entire case be referred to Con
gress for Investigation
Cabell says that during the time the
case has been under consideration, num
bers of persons, among them people high
in political councils and some holding
high positions, came to him to reouest
leniency for Williams on account of his
past political services, and inquiries were
received also, he sajs. from persons
politically opposed to him.
Relating his conversation with Will
iams" attornev. Cabell. In his report says
that the attorae) told him that his client
had many powerful friends who would
not stand quietly by and see him Injured
or hurt.
"He told me," sajs Cabell. In his re
port, "that Judge Boyd was the Inti
mate friend of Williams. He stated that
District Attorney Holton and Judge
Bojd ordinarily train together In
politics, but that Judge Boyd was
not going to permit Mr. Holton
or anybody else to attack Mr. Will
iams." Mr. Cabell states that In Sep
tember, 131. the attorney called upon
him and Informed him that he expected
to be employed In the case.
Chairman Cox, of the Committee on
Expenditures in the Treasury Depart
ment, said yesterday that a thorough
Investigation will be made, and that hs
will summon sufficient witnesses to In
sure a clearing up of the matter.
largest Horning Circulation, .
New York Financier Says Law
Should Not Interfere
with Individuals.
HE MAKES SUGGESTIONS
Admits that There Is Tendency to
Bring Wealth Control Into
Fewer Hands.
Concentration of wealth and power by
Individuals was defended b Jacob Schiff.
financier of New York, In his testimony
before the Pujo Monty Trust Invtstigat
inn committee jesterday
If Individuals can accomplish a mo
ropolj. Schiff believed thej should not be
bumpered b law. The laws of nature,
he told the committee, are best for pre
venting too gigantic projects and he cited
the fall of the Tower of Babel as an ex
ample of the futility of human effort ex
tended too far Among the articles ex
pounded b bchlff in his . creed of
business and finance was the assertion
that the minority in all corporations
should not be allowed representation
among the officers and direction by law
The majority should always rule, he said,
and the minority should protect their
rights, "the best way they can."
Anv "legitimate banking business,"
said Schiff, might be indulged in by na
tional banks without danger He was
willing to permit the acquisition or In
sJance of bonds sutisfactorv to the offi
cers. Stocks, however, were exempted
from the il.t of securities in which na
tional tanks might deal Directors In
hanks who are also directors In Indus
trial corporations need not prohibit those
corporations from borrowing at their
banks Schiff believed His objection to
suili borrowing was onlv where the offi
cers and directors personally negotiated
the loan
Tncurpornte Clearing llt-i-s..
While upholding the dottnm indi
vidual monopolv. s-chlffcimdinvieii the
ct ncentration of wealth-through holding
companies or any other corporation
Monopo' bv corporations, he IxJieved,
sl-oul.l not be permitted bv law Kor
tl-clr further securit he urged that
clearing houses be incorporated and that
the fullei-t publicity bo given the affairs
of national banks especiallv their assets.
to safeguard the public ind nnke cer
tain a careful and conservative manage
ment In the handling of securities
TIih financier saw no reason h the
ame interests might not be represent si
in a number of industrial and financial
institutions through Interlocking dlrcctor
test .provided the" did not dom!na,e"the
management of any institution in which
they were interested This applied, he
aid. even where the Institutions wero
nomlnllj competing He saw no reason
for the attempted distinction between pri
vate and national banks save In the fact
that the former might l subject to
greater moral responsible than an ab
stract bank like a national bank
Schiff denied that the presence of in
terlocking directorates in a number of
Industrial corporations necessarily rep
resented a control on the part of the
directors Self-respecting men he as
sorted, alwavs dominated ever Interest
and twelve directors who were self-respecting
would not permit two men, how
ever powerful, to rob them of their
rights. He admitted that during the
.IVCOB II. SCHIFF.
last few jears there has been a gradual
tendencj to bring the cortrol of wealth
and credit into fewer and fewer, hands,
but this dil not mean to him that there
was a possibility of nn absolute control
of financial Institutions This Idea was
too far fetched" to warrant considera
tion. A band of men having, holding
directorates'ln five different banks might
persuade those banks to take quantities
of. a certain security which the men
wished to unload, Schiff said But the
amount of the security taken would b
subject to good management, he be
lieved, ana mis woum prevent anj in
stitution being endangered
Public hearings In the monev trust In
vestigation will be concluded next Fri
day week. Then Chairman Pujo and
Counsel Samuel Untcrmyer will visit
William Rockefeller, at a place to be
desglnateil later, and take his deposition
At the, conclusion of v esterday"s session,
the committee took a reces until next
Wednesdav.
BLAME PARCEL POST.
Adnim nxprrsn 1ioIUIicm Ofllce- ne
ransr of Inroad" on llti!nex.
Meadvillc. Pa.. Jan. 16. Claiming that
there Is not enough business In this city
for three express companies since the
advent of the parcel post sjstcni, the
Adams Express Company Is to close Its
local office within the next few weeks.
During the last two years the Adams
Company has been operating three
wagons and two clerks In its office, and
business was Increasing rapidly when the
parcel post system was installed
throughout the country. Then business
began to fall off.
ft .23 to Baltimore and Rctnra.
Saturdays and Sundays, via Pennsyl
vania Railroad. Tickets good returning
until 9 a. m. Monday. AH -regular trains
except Coniresslonal Limited. t
Ireland Wins Decisive Victory
In Parliament After Fight
Lasting Fifty-two Days.
ULSTERITES UP IN7 ARMS
Goes to House of Lords, and If
Rejected May Be Made
Law by Royal Assent
JOHN REDMOND ELECTED
Leader from Emerald Isle Declares
Internal Freedom of Country
Is Assured.
London. Jan IS Amid scenes of fer
vid Joy on the part of the Nationalists,
shared in with hardly less enthusiasm
b) the Liberals, the third home rule
bill passed its final stage In the House
of Commons to-night by a majority of
110, and went Immediately to" the House
ot Lords bhould that august body refuse
to pass It, the first day on which It can
receive royal assent under the Parliament
act is May 0. 1911.
It was the climax of flftv-twa davs'
debate upon the bill in the lower House,
and for the eventful occasion even pos
sible vote of every part) had been whip
pea up The actual figures on the ballot
were 3S7 for and 257 against passing
No sooner had the result of the division
been announced than the Unionists re
named their ' L'lster will fight" tactics
F K. Fmlth. the bosom friend of Win
ston Churchill, In private, jet une of his
bitterest opponents political!!, at th
head of a mot!e crowd, marched to the
Constitutional Club, where, from an open
window, he addressed his followers
Make Threat" of War.
To give light to the occasion another
member of the club set fire to a cop) or
the home rule bill In his speech, Mr
Smith said
"This wont be decided In the Hojsj
of Commons. It will be decided in th
streets of Ilelfast I pon hearing this
remark the immense truwd in the street
cheered loudl).
Anticipating trouble, a large force of
policemen were on hand earl. .ind this,
together with a stead) drizzle, had tho
desired dffect- Of course there were i
number of minor, incidents eX dtsordori
durlntr"tnevnlns. but nothing serious
occurred
t tbe Xa,ional Liberal Club, the mem
bers turned up In full force, and rous
ing scenes were witnessed. It was hero
that John Redmond, flushed with the,
heat of victor), made his way supported
bv a number of admiring friends Ho
spoke eratefullv of the assistance re
ceived from America which helped him
to carr) the fight to a successful issue,
remarking
Home Itule Waneed."
"It is a proud day for them "
Later he gave out the following state
ment ' On behalf of the Irish party and tho
lrih people, whom the) represent. I
heartil) congratulate the British nation
on the passage of the third home rule
bill through the House of Commons, and
tender to the Liberal and I-abor parties,
Scottish and Walsh members, and to
their supporters, both in and out of Par
liament, our gratitude for the fidelity)
with which the) have championed to vic
tory the cause of Justice to Ireland.
"The home rule bill Is a charter of lib-
crt) for Ireland and an act of appease-i
ment and reconciliation on the part oCI
Great Britain, and as such will be ac
cepted by the Irish nation at Jiome ami
in exile.
"The pasnge of the bill Into law Is as-j
sured and the effect of its operation In
I-eland will be not only to inaugurate
a new era of peace and prosperit). bj.
to wild together Irishmen of every clarsJ
and every creed in an Indissoluble bona
of brotherhood and of affection for tho
promotion ot tho welfare and happlnes
of their motherland.
dd to Empire'" strength.
"The granting of home rule to Irj-
land will add Immeasurably to thai
strength of the empire and it will t
hailed with enthusiasm not only by tht
self-governing dominions under thai,
British flag, but by the friends of Justlc
and of liberty in ever) sovereign statv
in the world. '
Home rule has been fomenting in Ire
land ever since that country became i
part of the British empire by conquest
in 177! and from time to time various
champions hav e arisen to carry the causa
to fruition One of the first of thess
was Daniel O Connell. who sounded thu
ke)note of Irish self-government soon
after the conquest of the Island by Eng
land Because of the adverse criticism
V7lth which his propaganda met. how
ever, O Connell lost heart before thai
close of his career
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The next great Irlahn on to arise to de
mand legislative Independence for hi
country was Charles Stewart Parnell.
perhaps the greitest leader Ireland has
had In modern times, certainly the most
powerful and eloquent advocate of .home
rule. He built up a tremendous follow
ing, but at the time when his efforts
seemed about to be crowned with success
he- fell the victim of a plot in which ho
was enmeshed in a social cul de sac
which robbed him of his great influence.
Parncll's fight for home rule beg-in in
the latter seventies and extended Into
the middle eighties After his death
thev cause lay dormant
The next champion of homa rule arose
in 1SS3 He vras no less a persoimgo
than William H Gladstone Although
an Englishman by birth and breeding.
he stoutly argued the right of Ireland
to regulate by its own legislative body,
all questions of a purely Internal nature.
Great enthusiasm was aroused, publio
meetings were held throughout Ireland.
England, and even the United States to
add moral support to Mr. Gladstone In
his efforts to put through the British
Parliament his homo rule bill. But tbe
bill went down to defeat.
Opportunity Cornea In J!UO.
Although the Irish members of the
British Parliament never ceased for a
moment In their demands for home rule S
the long period in which the Unionist
party controlled the government ren
dered their efforts futile.
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