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The Lartrei't Ever Held in Enst
Cork Addressed by the
One of the largest and most represent
ative National meetings ever held in
East Cork was witnessed last Sunday in
Middleton, the object of the demon
stration being to celebrate in a befitting
manner the revered memories of the
men of '98 and '07. Deputations with
bands and banners attended from Cork,
Youghal, Gattyvoe, Carrigtwohill and
other centers in East Cork, the Cork
National Foresters, in full regalia, being
conspicuously represented. Mr. Martin
J. Riordau, chairman, was moved to the
chair, and among those present were the
Mayor of Cork. Mr. F. H. Meade,
Messrs. R. Cronin, J. C. Roynane, P.
Corcoran, Capt. Collins, Cork; J. Shee
han, T. C. Donovan, P. Lynch, J. Car
roll, C. O'Sullivan, C. J. Doran, Queens
town. On the proposition of Mr. Buckley,
seconded by Mr. J. C. Power, resolutions
calling on the Government for the am
nesty of the political prisoners and ask
ing the people of America to discounten
ance and subvert the designs of English
men for an alliance with the United
States were unanimously adopted.
Capt. Donelan and other speakers hav
ing supported the resolutions, the Mayor
of Cork, who was received with cheers,
heartily thanked the people for the warm
reception they had accorded him that
day -and sald the men of Middleton had
always been in the van of every move
ment for the advancement of Irish nation
ality, and had given martyrs and heroes
to the Irish cause. A hundred years ago
many a brave and gallant Irishman
cheerfully sacrificed his life with the
aim and object of emancipating his coun
try, and-although the patriots of that day
were unsuccessful, and .although their
efforts had been quenched in blood, still
tkey had not died in vain. They fought
for Irish homes and free altars, and the
reforms which the Irishmen of the pres
ent day were enjoying were the outcome
of their patriotic labora. They might
be accused over and over again by their
bitterest enemies, and be told that they
had many faults, but they could never
accuse them of ingratitude or forgetful
ness towards the nien who had dared and
suffered for.the old land. The Mayor
next dealt vigorously with the question
of amnesty, and called upon .Mb heareis
t Nb& agitatiitg on this questiou
until their incarcerated brethren breathed
once more the air of freedom.
Mr. C. J. Doran Queenstown, R.
Cronin, T. C, Cork; J. Ronague, T. C,
and other speakers next addressed the
CONTINUED FROM FIRST TAGK.
HOME RULE FUND.
The appeal signed by the Lord Mayor
as chairman, which is made to the Inde
pendent Nationalists to support the Home
Rule Fund is one which does not need
any words to commend it to any right
thinking Irishman, says a writer in the
Dublin Herald. No party can carry on
a political battle without the sinews of
war, and there is no party, English or
Irish, that better deserves to be supported
than the Independent Parliamentary
party. They have, in the face of tre
mendous odds, stood by the policy be
queathed to them by the dead chief,
with the result that it is today admitted,
even by their opponents, that it is only
by that policy anything can be achieved
for Ireland. As in the past so in the
future they will, without faltering, con
tinue the battle for Independent National
principles, and it would be as unwise
as ungrateful if those who profess them
selves independent Nationalists, by with
holding the necessary means, rendered it
impossible for them to fight with effect.
LORD CREWE ON HOME RULE.
Addressing a Liberal meeting at Crewe,
Lord Crewe said his devotion to home
rule was as strong as ever. Nothing had
occurred to cause him to waver in his
conviction that it would be a safe and
reasonable measure to grant Ireland a
Parliament to control her own affairs.
He had seen nothing in the country nor
in his experience of Ireland to cause him
to alter his opinion. On the contrary,
the knowledge he had acquired had con
firmed and strengthened his opinion,
and therefore he was a good home ruler
at the present moment, and he thought a
home rule bill would be passed, perhaps
at no very distant date. Ke was very
anxious that the Liberal party should
come to an understanding with the Irish
members and be given a perfectly free
hand until such time as they could see
their way to carry a home rule bill into a
home rule act.
tion needs no appeal to tottering mon
archies and should seek no alliance with
I We are made enthusiastic from time to
time with the cry of humanity. Greece
passed to freedom through that cry.
Hungary received its Parliament and
equal rights. Crete was saved from the
heel of the Turk. Cuba cried for aid,
and President McKinley, in his message
last April, said we were to enter upon a
war for humanity's sake. If it be the
hour for the righting of wrongs, if it be
the day for humanity, then what about
this grand old land which has suffered
during these centuries ? If humanity be
evoked, where will its cries be found to
be fiercer and longer continued ? If grat
itude for all that that people have done
for religion, education, liberty, then, by
all the titles that men value, Ireland
( should be free. No alliance that will en
danger her national hopes, no alliance
that will not consider her claim to justice,
, can be considered by her children in
j As citizens of this great Republic our
duty is clear. We have a magnificent in
heritance, and we must transmit it intact
to those who succeed us. As children of
the Gael we have a record to be proud of.
Preserve them and interweave them with
your American life. Faith in God and
love for Mother Church, devotion to edu
cation, ambition to develop the splendid
old language of the Gael, manly, consci
entious loyalty to America, readiness to
defend all her interests, honest, upright,
pure lives, all these express our duty to
, the best Republic the world has ever
I known. True to America and true to
ivrni, we snau uecome wonuy 10 become
associated with the men and women who
ure the honor and glory ot mankind. j
IRISH UNITY. I
Val Lester, of Fifth and Green, main
tained his reputation for liberality and
hospitality. He set a most excellent din
ner for his many friends, presenting each
an acceptable souvenir to be opened at
Mike Hickey, of the Paradise, pre
sented to each of his friends on Christmas
a souvenir pockatbook.
There is no use in mincing words on
the matter of the political dissensions
among the Irish leaders. All thoughtful
Irishmen, all the American friends of
Ireland, all men of Irish blood in Eng
land and its colonies, are heartily
ashamed of the absurd attempts of cer
tain prominent Irishmen to justify the
continuance of divided counsels, says a
writer in the Pilot.
The resolution formulated at a recent
meeting of the Limerick Board of Guar
dian: "That we now respectfully call on
all the Nationalist members of Parlia
ment to arrange a friendly conference
with a view to their union in one party'
has received the indamment af Mr.
John Dillon, M. P., chairman of the Irish
Parliamentary party, and of the major
ity of the Nationalists of the country,
Yet eminently simple and reasonable
as its proposals are, Mr. Redmond re
fuses them, and Mr. Healy evades them
Mr. Redmond, as leader of the Parnell
ites, will not consider a conference with
Mr. Dillon and a representation of his
adherents unless Mr. Healy is recog
nized as the leader of n third party and
invited to come m that character with
his backers. This has been suggested in
an alternative proposal by Mr. Patrick
White. Mr. Redmond, addressing the
Redmond League on December G, in
Dublin, claimed that Mr. Healy "has a
separate organization, a -separate cam
paijjn fund and a newspaper, which is
used not so much against us as against
Mr. Healy, on the contrary, has always
repudiated the charge of being the leader
of a separate party; but he certainly
gives no sign of willingness to attend
the proposed conference as an adherent
of Mr. Dillon. ,
Mr. Dillon, in a letter published in the
Dublin Freeman, declares that he never
authorized Mr. Patrick White to submit
an alternative proposal to Mr. Redmond
or anyone else. He says:
"I should like to know on what
ground Mr. White made this statement
to Mr. Redmond. I never held any com
munication with Mr. White in reference
to his proposal. It did not come before
me clothed with any1 Authority which
would, in my judgment, have justified
me in treating it as serious. Nor was I
even aware that Mr. White was acting
for Mr. Redmond in the matter.
"It is not true to state that I object or
have objected to Mr. Healy being repre
sented at any conference that might be
held. But I have not gathered from any
of the correspondence, or of the state
ments which have been published, that
Mr. Healy claims or desires to be repre-
sented as the leader pf n separate party."
It is much though, under all the cir
cumstances, to have Mr,, Redmond ex
press a hearty desire for reunion and
admit that many of the. alleged causes of
dissension no longer exist. He claims
that the Nationalists have come over to
the Parnellite policy of 'reunion on the
basis of Irish independence of all Eng
lish parties. He forgets that the Irish
Race convention of Seplember,.1890, as
serted the duty of tile Irishparty to
maintain its independence of all English
political parties. V v
No lover . of.Irelajtjl,. however, yt!l
quarrel wuti Mr.
ing as lie sees
party, if on
A. O. H. SUPERIOR
5 CENT CIGARS.
Eighteenth and Duncan Streets.
Anything to eliminate from political
controversies in Ireland the incredible
foolishness of such expressions as this, as
excuses for continued difference: "But
when the majority is wrong!" "Why
don't they accept our platform, based on
the only true principles?" This latter
from a representative of a small mi
nority. The power of perpetuating a free gov
ernment inheres in the ability of parties
and people to abide by majority decis
ions. Every Irishman who shows him
self unable or unwilling to accept this
truth injures as far as he can the cause of
Irish home rule,
We believe that the bulk of the Irish
people do grasp the great principles of
free government, and that the general in
dorsement of the Limerick resolution
means that the party leaders who will
not fall into line with the people's wish
will be repudiated by the people.
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this lady and you'll get an idea of how it
is done. Is there anything I can do for
you today, madam?
Lady Have you any tinned peas?
Old Salesman Certainly, madam (tak
ing down a tin), and they have the flavor
and freshness of the pea from the vine.
Lady I will take three tins.
Old Salesman You see how it's done;
now, here comes a lady and I'll let you
wait on her.
Lady Have you any pickled' pigs'
New Salesman Certainly,!nadam (tak
ing down a tin), and they have the flavor
and freshness of the pig right from the
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