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fleers at the Curragh andjienetrated
to the study of his majesty, the king.
Womanlike, the Tory dame went
too far, thereby rendering scant serv
ice to the Unionists. The Curragh
officers' refusal to obey their com
manders bore sinister resemblance to
a military revolution suggesting po
tential mutinees in England's Egyp
tian and Indian armies.
The successful gun-running of 50,
000 German rifles and a million
rounds of ammuntion yhad the very
look of war. What Sir Edward Car
son has .done Germany can do Ul
ster has proved the German peril.
There is plenty of bad blood be
tween IrishN Ireland and "the Black
North," but southern farmers, now
growing prosperous under the Land
Acts, deposit their thrifty shillings
in the nearest bank To meet this op
portunity Belfast banks have estab
lished a network of branches
throughout the agricultural districts.
Their deposits aggregate millions
The "Manchester of Ireland" is
"rich" and "prosperous" on borrow
ed money. The mighty shipyards, the
teeming flax factories depend for
support on loans at 1 per cent. Ul
ster cut off from Irish Ireland need
not be fought with bullets but by a
boycott on Belfast banks. Already
business is very slack with no promise
of improvement till things are settled.
If North-East Ulster fights every man
busy with a bread-andrbutter task
will know it to his cost
The Carson campaign also served
the great employers by concentrat
ing public discontent oil a political
crisis thereby weakening labor agita
tion. The Textile Commission of In
quiry report that owing to the politi
cal unrest which exists in Ulster and
militates against social reform, all
remedial action must be indefinitely
Obviously it paid the great employ
ers to keep Carson campaigning.
Ulster has only one aim, one ideal,
one ambition to'make money. He
roes seldom thrive In such surround
ings. How, -indeed, can Ulster fight?
SHERLOCK HOLMES CRITICIZES
New York. England's refusal to
take part in the Panama-Pacific Ex
position in 1915 displeases Sir Arthur
Conan Doyle., now a visitor in Amer
ica, and he'does not care "who knows
it He told a large New York audi
ence the other day that Premier As
quith did not represent the wishes of
the English people -when he refused to
participate in. the exposition.
"Our .country is a great country,
but not great enough to admit whenr'
it makes a mistake," is the bouquet'
Sherlock Holmes tossed the English .
HOPE DEFERRED - I
There" was a card party at Jason
Burger's house the other night. Cards -were
played untH 11 o'clock, after -which
dancing ensued till the last
minute of their stay. Hope Taylor, d
as usual, and the young man from
over Dayton way who accompanied 3
her to the" party, were the last tot
leave, -JSlyria- (Iowa) Echo, '