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was made law theyroseout, as prom
ised with their lunches to a
Twelfth-of-July picnic. In their ex
citement they forgot the guns and
When, in '69, Gladstone was about
to aisestaousn tne Anglican cnurcn
(which, up to that time, every man
of every creed in Ireland had to sup
port regally) the Orangemen threat
ened that if Victoria, signed the bill
they would "kick her crown into the
Boyne" to prove again their devot
ed loyalty to England. But when the
act became law the only thing the
Ulster Orangemen kicked was their
The attitude of the Ulster Orange
man before and after past crisis (and
what will have been his attitude be
fore and after the present crisis) al-.
ways reminds me of Jimmy Donlan
at the fair of Dunloe. Jimmy had
earned for -himself the name of being
a "mortal great fighter" without
even going into battle. At the fair of
Dunloe he was gathering fresh glory
marching coatless up and down be
tween two lines of terrified men, de
"Who sthruck Johnnie Dowd? I
say, who sthruck Johnnie Dowd?"
Till at length, a brawny big moun
taineer, who (though he probably
never before had heard of-Johnnle,
desiring to oblige, stepped squarely in
front of Jimmy, saying:
"It was me sthruck Johnnie Dowd!
What have you got to say about it?"
For a moment the warlike Jimmy
was staggered only for a moment,
though. Then he announced:
"I only want to say that it was a
mighty nate knock ye gave him!"
(J, Of Donegal, Ireland.
THIRD WARD TO MEET
The Third Ward Civic League will
hold an open meeting Friday evening,
March. 27, at 8 o'clock at the Felsen
thal School, 42d and Calumet avenue.
Speakers: Mr. Joel Longenecker,
Progressive candidate; Mr. Jacob
Lindheimer, Democratic candidate;
Mr. Robert H. 'Howe, Socialist can
didate; Mr. Wm. Pringle, Republican
candidate. - Ward needs discussed.
JUDGE COULDN'T ACT ON
Judge Gemmill yesterday scored
the Rhodes Avenue Hospital when a
suit charging non-performance of an
abortion came before him.
The suit was filed by Margaret
Fiske, an actress, against Dr. Orville
W. MacKellar of the hospital.- She
alleged that she paid him $100 to per
form an abortion upon her and thut
he didn't fulfill the contract. She
said she had to go to another phy
sician. The judge dismissed the suit-be-cause
the court could not order pay
ment on an illegal contract, but
criticized the Rhodes Avenue Hospi
tal and urged that action be taken.
MRS. POTTER IS DEAD
Mrs., Francis Squires Potter, noted
suffrage-leader, author and educator,
died at her home, 4581 Oakenwald
avenue, yesterday after an illness
lasting nearly three years.
Mrs. Potter was just finishing her
fourth year as chairman of the litera
ture department of the National Fed
eration of Woman's Clubs. She was a
former professor of literature at the
University of Minnesota and held the
chair of etymology in Brooklyn Insti
tute. For several years she wrote under
the name, Francis Squire.
LOAN SHARK FREED
New York, March26. Daniel H.
Tolman, "king of the loan sharks;"
discharged from Blackwell's. Island
prison here today after having serv
ed a six-months' sentence for usury.
Tolman, who sought release recent
ly by offering to loosen his grip on
23,000 borrowers, refused to speak
when he was freed and left at once
for his home in Montclair, N. J.