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THE SUN, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1919.
COCKRAN PLEADS FOR IRISH FREEDOM Now York Altornoy Declares America Should Intcrvono in Island's Affairs. SHOWS CUBAN EXAMPLE Bitter Argument Is Staged Uoforo Houso Foreign Af fairs Committee. i Bptdal Beipatch to Tna Sex. Washington, Dec. 13, Intervention to oatablWi the Independence of Ireland In tho duty of thlii country, Bourko Coclcran of New Yprlt arguod before the Houso Forolgn Affairs Commltteo to-day In concluding tho hearings on the till of Representative Mason (111.) to provide appropriations for u minister and consuls to the Irish republic. Mr. Cockran declared that tho Irion situa tion wng similar to that of Cuba, only "Immeasurably yoree," and that the United States should Interveno now for the same, reason that It did In 1398. To-day's hearing was another rovlow of1 tho lonir quarrel between the Orange and tho Green and ivas'moro an attempt to Justify the record and position of each sldo than to show that Congress could constitutionally tako tho action contemplated In the JIason bill. The majority of the commltteo believes Con gress does not havo this power and the bill probably will soon bo pigeonholed. Members by their questions Indicated tho hearings wero In reality one of the cam palfn moves to giving some Irish votes Inilnc Women Hearer Cry. Mr. Cockran described tho conditions In Ireland so pathetically that women onions the listeners broke down and cried. Tho meeting to-day on orders of ths committee waa more orderly than yesterday, cheers, hoots and hisses being earrea. Oomparlng the Irish situation with that In Cuba, Mr. Cockran said : "Th Irish situation is precisely the soma "Which caused us to Intervene In Cuba. When outrages are perpetrated on a people It Is tho duty of civilization and of the United States as the primacy In civilization to Intervene. "Conditions In Ireland are Immeasur ably worse than thoso which caused tho United States to Interveno in Cuba. If these Irish conditions were temporary I would not be hero asking that the same measures be taken as In 1898, but they havo been continued since the Norman conquest and will be continued by Eng- land as long as sho has control. "I have been driven to one conclusion, that lie question can bo settled only by driving tho British out of Ireland. Ire land Is nblo to do that horsolf with proper onoourngemont from liberty lov ing nations. "Six thousand pooplo havo boon Im prisoned In Ireland for no 6ffena at nil. Many have been Imprisoned for speeches similar to thoso that members of Con gress make In this country on tho Fourth of July, but tho Irish hall of fame Is me Tii-iH.h nricnn. TliA best BDlrlt In Ire land has been prosecuted and tho worst cievatca to tno peerage." Ulntcr Chance Denied, Mr. Cockran denied tho charges made by Ulster sympathizers earlier In tho day that Ireland was used as a subma rine baso during the war. Ho thought, however, that John lledmond,. an leader of tho Irish Nationalists, made a "capital mistake" when ho pledged tho nld of his party to tho Government during tho war nn tho promlso that tho homo rulo would bo put Into forco as soon as peace Is restored. The fllnn Fein republic, Mr. Cockran said, 's functioning except In Belfast and Dublin. It has sot up a system of volunteer courts that are settling dis putes, ho claimed. "One of theso courts recently sottlod a large strike of dry goods clerks, which seems to bo more than tho courts In this country can do," ho added. Other speakers for tho Sinn Fein to-day wero former Representative Kugone F. KInkead of New Jersey, Judgo John E.'Doory, Indlanapolte, presi dent of tho Ancient Order of Hlberlans, nnd Lindsay Cp&wford, editor of tho Statesman, Toronto, Canada. Gcorgo Ij, Fox of New Haven, Conn., made tho main argument for tho Ulster sympathizers to-day. "Tho Sinn Felners havo been prose cuted by Great Britain becauso they sought to give aid and cmofort to the enemy," Mr. Fox said. "They alone of all British peoples refused to give whole hearted support to the war. No man has tho right to advocato secession of Ireland from Great Britain or Inter vention by the United States unless he can prove that real wrongs havo been dona ' No man has the right to traduce the friendship of tho United Stales and Great Britain In this manner. Lei these sympathizers go to Ireland and advo cato this, but not drag this country Into the quarrel. "Tho underlying aim In this schemo Is to wipe out a large debt that Ireland owes England. "The United States has no mors right to Interfere in tho Irish question vlian Great Britain would have to order the Independenco of the Philippines." Fox declared that Eamon de Valera, President of tho Sinn Fein Republic, was of mixed Cuban and Mexican par entage and probably was on American citizen. PLUNKETT CONDEMNS IRISH BILL IN ADVANCE Says People Had No Part in Its Creation. London, Dec. 13. Sir Horace Plunltott, who was chairman of tho Dublin con vention, contributes to tho Irish States man "a message from Ireland to Amer ica," In which ho says: "Wo nro promised In a few days an announcement of a bill to provide self government for Ireland. Tho Irish peo ple have had no part In the framing of tho government they nro W work, They havo not tho faintest notion of what It Is going to bo, Ono Mlnlstor In the secret lias publicly disclosed that they would denounco ltwhon Its terms nro known. "Wo may therefore confidently assert that this at tho best Is moroly marking time and at tho worst Is a device of po litical opportunism In lieu of statesmanship." Franca VnlnK More Naznnt. Dec IS. The Minister of Paris. Public Works Is proceeding nctlvoly with the practice of using nazout, n residuary of Russian petroleum, for heating locomotives. The programme In cludes a plan for monthly consumption. of nazout for the year beginning 1520 of 1,500 cublo meters. RENNER TO QUIT IF ALLIES IGNORE PLEA " ' t Cannot Return to Austria Minus Assurance of Aid. VMin, Deo. 13, Failure of Dr. Karl Renner, Chancellor of tho Austrian re public, to obtain Immediate aid from the Peace Conference for his nation, repre sented an being on tho,vcrgo of starva tion, will forco his resignation from tho head of the Austrian Ministry, Dr. Ren ner told tho Associated Press In tho courso of an Interview to-dny. "I cannot Icavo Paris empty handed. I must go back with tho nssuranco that my people will bo fed or olso return to resign," Chancellor itenner declared, lib said ho was highly ploased with his reception by representatives In Paris of tho allied Governments, uerore whom he placed the needs of his country. Dr. Ronncr declared tho question was not a political ono, but Involved "saving seven million human beings from star vatlon." Tho French Government, -It Is .de clared In authoritative circles. Is favor able to somo arrangement by which ro lief cun bo given tho Austrian people without delay. Dr. Renner said tho Austrlans had ceased to think about union with Ger many and wero ready to place them selves entirely In tho hands of tho Allies. Oil Well Found In Alsace. Pjuub, Dec. 13. Petroleum Tins been struck In a well at Pechelbronn, Alsace, at a depth of about 1,300 feet, according to announcement Tho well Is reported to bo yielding thirty tons of oil a day, being tho first of Its kind ever completed In France. 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Ataum Thirty-fourth Street" AVENUE - FIFTH AVENUE, TELEPHONE 7000 MURRAY HILL Sc NEW da YORK Thirty-fifth Street There are Six Selling Floors in Co.'s Store. Every one in suggestions for of them is rich' Worth-while Christmas Gifts An Umnmsaial Sale of Silk Dressing Sacqtues and i Imported Silk Underwear ( v51I be a Monday feature of special interest on the Second Floor. The Dressing Sacques are variously "composed of georgette, chiffon and supple satin, and are as variously (and in all cases specially) priced at $3.90, 5.75, 9.50, 10.75 to 19.75 The"' Silk Underwear (also specially priced) comprises Nightrobes . . at $4.25 & 9.75 Chemises . . at 3.75 Pajamas . . . . at 9.75 (War Revenue tax additional) Excellent values in regular stock include (exclusive of tax) Silk Mandarin Coats, embroidered, at . . '. $19.75 to 65.00 Chiffon Velvet Boudoir Coats, 68.00 Hand-made Sacques, of various dainty fabrics . . . $24.75 to 125.00 in' a great diversity of exquisite styles, are shown in another section of the Second Floor at prices ranging from $1.35 to 35.50 The Gift Feimlmilmie in Silk Duvetyn Bags some with frames off artificial shell at . . . . $8.75 to 45.00 Silk Bags With self-covered frame, $3.75 to 27.00 With sterling silver frame, 42.00 to 74.00 With 14-karat gold-trimmed frame at $58.00 to 88.00 With 14-karat gold frame fit $113.00 to 210.00 Imported Beaded Bags Drawstring model $8.50 to 275.00 With beaded frame . 16.50 to 91.50 With sterling silver frame, 95.00 to 250.00 With gold-plated frame, 300.00 to 400.00 All bags priced above $7.50 are subject to War Revenue tax. (Madison Avenue section, First Floor) The Before-Chrlstmnias Sale Women's Negligees will begin to-morrow (Monday) on the Third Floor , Extraordinary Values wiil be offered in Boudoir gowns of crepe de Chine, with lace-trlmmed chiffon coat, $34.50 Boudoir coats of silk taffeta, 10.75 i Corduroy Robes . . . 9.85 Blanket Robes . 7.5 9.75 and Imported Japanese Rolbes of superior-quality messaline, hand-embroidered at $14.50 Some of the prices are subject to War tax. Tomorrow (Monday) A Sfl Womnieini's Tailored Suits (Sizes 34 to 48) very exceptionally priced at $45.00 wall take place on the Third Floor. These Suits represent favored Winter styles (a number off them handsomely trimmed with fur) and are excellently tailored. The materials are duvet de lalne, yalama, silvertone and woo! velours. The Gift Practical as suggested in the Upholstery Leather Screens, hand-painted, from . . . ' . . . $18.75 Japanese Screens, embroidered', from $47.50 Trousseau Chests, . ' from 7.00 Table Scarfs of velour, from 3.65 Piano Scarfs of velour, from 10.00 Ottomans, tapestry-covered, from $12.75 Foot Rests (a special offer) . at 4.75 (Fourth Floor) n "ft" I Vv