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from the Coercion Acts with which he
had thought to kill Irish sentiment.
Till finally, in the middle of the
'80s, Gladstone came forward with a
large measure of Home Rule which
measure the Tory element in Eng
land finally wrecked. In the early
90s, Gladstone, coming into power
again, put forward another weaker
Home Rule measure which was lost
also by the power of the House of
The present so-called Home Rule
Bill is Home Rule in its most diluted
form because, while creating what
it would call an Irish, parliament, it
reserves to the British parliament the
power over all larger national things
in Ireland chief among them being
Irish taxation and to call a bill
which gives us no say in our own
taxes a Home Rule bill is a-joke that
even an Englishman would almost
Moreover, the present so-called
Home Rule Bill ordams that any bill
which the so-called Irish parliament
passes one day may be put into the
waste basket by the British parlia
ment the next day.
Summarizing the bill, it is a lame
man's step in the right direction.
But the main thing is that, as Ire
land has been for seven hundred
years now fighting for national inde
pendence complete separation from
England even a measure of Home
Rule as full and complete as the pres
ent measure is defective, would still
only be regarded by our people as a
mile-stone attained on the journey
Having got such a measure, they
would hardly pause to draw breath
before pressing onward toward their
only goal the end where we rest the
Irish question, Ireland a free and in
THE POOR MAN
"I once had a comfortable home,
"Poor man, how did you lose it?"
"Me wife lost her job, ma'am!"
COUNTESS A HOSTESS TO MANY
Countess de Montebello.
Paris, France. The Countess dc
"Montebello is considered the most
popular matron among the younger
society women in Paris. Many promi
nent people of Great Britain and
America are her guests at different
times during the season.
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Tommy Pop, what is conscience?
Tommy's Fop Conscience, my
son, is a still, small voice that tells
us well, that tells us whenwe are
A Chicago judge holds that married
men, must be home by midnight or
take the consequences. Huh, that's
not news. Macon News,