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fl LADY LONDONDERRY ARMING REBELLION
AGAINST HOME RULE FOR IRELAND
The Woman In Ulster and a Cartoon Circulated in That Section.
BY MARY BOYLE O'REILLY.
Belfast, Ireland, June 4. I have
been in Ulster long enough to learn
this: There will be no "civil war"
in- Ireland. Sir Edward Carson's plot
to undermine "the authority of the
king" has startled conservative Eng
land, his campaign of bluff and blus
ter has ceased to please the linen
lords who paid the bills. Sir Edward
is still warlike but nobody else.
As always when troublesome trou
ble threatens look for the woman.
The moving spirit in the conspiracy
to make Ulster an armed province is
not "Eddie, the pride of Sandy Row."
but her ladyship, the Marchioness of
Londonderry, grandniece of the Tory
nobleman who bought Unionist votes
in the old Irish Parliament. Lady Lon
donderry, enormously rich through
grant of Irish lands, is today the last
of the "Die Hards."
Sir Edward Carson was "her dear
boy" until, deserted by his financial
backers, and sick of his task, his anxj
iety turned to finding any tolerable
Londonderry money drilled the Ul
ster volunteers and bought foreign
arms and ammunition, Londonderry
influence supported the ryiutinous of-
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