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The democratic administration of the United States
has a "suspect" list, just as the czar of Russia had. On
this list will be found the names of some of the mhost
truly desirable citizens of the country. In the course
of these articles we will publish quite a considerable
list of such "suspects." What are these citizens "sus
pected" of? Suspected of the same crime as the "sus
pects" of the czar-the crime of being true to the
cause of political and industrial freedom. The Bulle
tin is now able to place before tlie American people
the story of the degrading depahs to which this mis
named democratic administration has dragged the
government with which it was entrusted by the people.
(Continued (Fminl \edncesday's Issue.)
The Bulltclin publishes toilay the f'il'th instilllimei t
iof the aunazinig exposure of espilmiage pI)aetlic'ed IIlinli
the lives amd letters of' Americ.an citizents hy the deoi
(From the New York Call.)
The pulstal ceniisorship list, if preserved It, the shame
,of his admilistralion, will supply future generations
with the names of at louas somei of tlhe sane ,cilizeils
of the United States o1' the present generationl. It
\ill show that there were somic amonog its who believed
[hat tlhe only r'easoni 'r government among 'reasonlin
beings was o il'urthel' the halpiness of' the lpeople.
It will also lie a 1iosl eloquenli iidictiieit of those
who so feared the spriead I' tr'uth Ilhey Ieft nothing u1n
done to li'event tlhe ipeople fr'om listeniiing to those Swhu
tell the truth.
On this list are l'mtiid the nt mes of mlany socialists
and leaders oI' what is known to the reactionaries as
the "radical labor mlovellment," meaning lli Ihose who be
lieve that the workers a'e entitled lto the 'ull 1'productl
of. their toil.
Morris Hillquit's Letters Opened, Czarist Fashion.
Morris Hlilliltuit. whose mn1me stands ouit 1''o1m lthe
list, is guilly ini the eyes of the hourbon ldemocrals aI
l.two offenses against our politial and indusltrial lor'ds.
First. he is a socialist, ..nt only of national, but of' in
tlernational lamc. Second. for 'years lie has ilaced his
Inoialble leig l talents tl the servieo ,of the i"iadical labor
movements," cl tahly thIte great nicedle tradle organlliza.
tions. 'The ui 'Iluirons f'ear' .both his probily a(1d his
alilily. All so he is subijehted tio the pryiing eyes of
ihe "s1 o upers.l' amid his mi ail is ti he (teated iln lithe
same mannter as the mail of liis l ussiat l'orelu'thers
was~ trmeated by the a;genlts of the Czar.
House Amends Food Control Act-Officers of Big Cor
porations in Little Danger-Rent Profiteering Is
Avoided-Barnes Calls a Conference on Wheat
Grades-Colver Gives More Testimony Against
Packing Trust-Congressman Kelly Shows Power
of Market Controllers-Trade Commission Asked
for Facts on Labor Cost.
Washington, D. C.-Passage by t
the house of the extended Lever'
food control act. altered by, Attorney
General Palmer so as to provide "an
effective law against profiteers." is 1
the first step taken by congress to
meet the cost-of-living problem. It
is the one concrete act which the na
tional legislators have taken in this
all-important matter in the tmore
than two weeks since "war to the
death" was declared on profiteering.
The animal food control act is a
pretty small step at that, for it will
automatically cease to be effective
soon after the treaty of peace is rati- I
fied. Moreover, it has yet to face ;
sharp opposition in the senate, where
a powerful group of reactionaries has
banded together to oppose it on the
ground that any action by the gov
ernment to interfere with private
profits is "socialistic." It will prob
ably go through next week, however,
for a majority in the upper body are
far-sighted enough to realize that
even if such action is "socialistic"
something must be done to curtail
the present unrestricted profiteer
Features of ('ontrol Bill.
As passed by the house, the first
anti-profiteering measure makes it
.unlawful to hoard, monopolize or re
strict distribution of foods, feeds,
wearing apparel, food containers.
fertilizers, agricultural implements
and fuel, conviction for violation be
ing punishable by a fine up to $5.000,
or imprisonment not exceeding two
years. It is regarded as highly un
likely that any officers of the big
combinations. who have always
escaped the anti-trust laws, will be
convicted by this new law in the
short space of time it has to run.
Largely through the enterprise of
J. D. Miller, vice president of the
dairymen's league of New York, anl
backed by the National Board of
Farm organizations and other farmer
bodies, the house agriculture com
mittee gave specific exemption to co
operative associations of farmers.
dairymen and other producers with
respect to farm products raised by
association members. A determined
effort by a small group of farmer
haters to make collective bargaining
by farmners illegal was frustrated on
the floor of the house and the ex
emption stands. The recent sum
mary arrest and disgraceful treat
ment meted out to the organized
dairymen near Cleveland. 0., by the
city authorities there shows the ne
cessity of this specific exemption.
More Profiteer Protection.
That congress is less than half se
rious in all its ravings about "get
ting the profiteers" was shown by
the fate of two amendments to the
enlarged food control act which were
summarily defeated oi the floor of
the house on the grounds that they Si
were too drastic. th
One of these, introduced by Rep- hi
resentative Huddleston of Alaballma ce
t provided that rent profiteers should to
be subject to the penalties of the bill. a
The other, introduced by ReIpre- 13
L sentaive Kelly of Pennsylvania, de- ,
manded that the two-year imprison- of
lment be made obligatory upon con
3 viction of profiteering, refusing the
3 option of fine.
Both were defeated, and to the bi
L shame of the republican party it was cc
I the majority, acting under virtual th
3 orders from Floor Leader Mondell, la
that insured the death of both fe
a ulendlents. ll
Why Clothes Are High. of
· With approximately 1,250,000 ni
more sheep in the country than there so
a were a year ago some figures ob
tained from the department of agri. d
culture shed a little light as to why tr
e an all-wool suit of clothes can hardly In
t be purchased in any city now for less ,
than $50. ly
1 These figures show that on June
- 30, 1919. manufacturers and dealer:: t
were holding more wool in storage F
than at any time since quarterly ct
wool stock reports were issued by st
t the bureau of markets. A total of pl
674,000,000 pounds. with grease of
equivalent, was on hand on that
date. e1
Hearing on Wheat Grades. H
Immediate action to secure higher «
). prices to the farmers of the north- tl
o west for their light-weight wheat will id
i_ be asked of Federal Grain Adminis- ci
g trator Barnes. who has summoned ii
s his regional directors at Duluth and st
e Minteapolis to sit in at the confer- p
e ence in order that the action decided tl
upon can be put into effect with as o
if little delay as possible. s;
e The delegation to meet with the b
l grain administrator will be headed a
If by Representative Young of North
'r Dakota, who put through the neces
1- sary arrangements last week. De
sides all of the North Dakota delega
s, tion in the house and a group of con- ii
h gressmen from Minnesota, South Da- t1
y kota, Montana, several experts are n
d making the long trip from the north- b
r- western states in order to secure aF
g ,portion of the justice long denied the r
n farmers by the federal department of t
. agriculture. P
N. O. Leaders in Wheat Fight. u
These experts include President E.
F. Ladd of the North Dakota Agri- f
e cultural college, especially chosen by p
Governor Frazier because of his in- c
valuable experimental work in mill- f
ing and baking tests; J. H. Raish. o
e- commissioner of railroads of South 2
t- Dakota, and Commissioner O. P. B. 0
iy Jacobson of the Minnesota grain and ii
ie warehouse commission. Congress- y
c1 men who will go up from Washington
if are Young, Baer and Sinclair of t
Joselihi (J. 1.) ( nolllloll. anotllho er cilizen omnpliment
edl byv the itteliiion of the "Ieeping 'lroni." of' the es
pio.uige system. i both a so.ainlist. aiid a lahorl leader.
He is of 'the clstrlluclive. nilitaut type that annoy so
n(uech those who \.ist lilhle w~'orkelrs "kelpt in their
plahes'.'. sid iplie beiing where they call earn ijust
enoligh imlney to be abl e to contiliule to til for those
who rob them. (;anllon is lin orgaiizer lfor the Inter
a iimall Mill. Milie aiil Sinlelter Wo\rkers. union.
Algerinon Lee. soeialist isemb er of the hoard of al
lerimel , is ni the ihonor list compiled by the "snoop
ers.' Lee has ho eell ti' iiimav years elduiational dire(,
ior ofl the Ilaidl schor i . h rd. lll'erel'ore. haled by all of
those who li row rich iall lhe expeinse (iol' the toilers. ITo
be a s .cialist is bail eiiugli il thleir eyes, but to be nll
et:''ieiie t teailer of the t ruth is worse. 'li1l so his words
it noctions iiist lie watlhedl Iyv tle who fear the
truth as the devl i is reputed te viea' irltue.
William Bross Lloyd Is Included as a "Suspect."
William ltriss Lloyd of (,liitag is a 'ilizell who lhis
a bad Iabit of telling the truth las it is given him in i
see it. anid \\hi perlsists ii, exercisiiig his cilstitutioiail
rights ill spite of all the.legal lackeys of calpitalism i
who have sought lo stop himn., lHe comines lihoestly by
his lfeniarlessniiess. lieing the son of ey i l)enaresfl
Lloydl. the noteld publicist iof the last eitiur'y, who nlsii
had th e same alyiiiving habit Iof sayig aind printingli
hiligs that the capitalists andi their polilicnl agents dlid
int \\alilt the peiople ito kiiow-. Ilie was the s. ciiialist
candia te f(ir l.U iited laules seialot' of Illi iis in th.e
last cailllpaigl. lie is evidei tly looked upoii as itiiii
gei'rous to the rule o1' the few \over the nmaii. 'or liis
namle is liput dow ii lpon lile list of th le ul'dic'il peepers
iito the mail uof eilizeiis.
1>11t1nid T. 11el lms oit Milwoukee. prolamiaent ill the
siecinlist moveminl, unist iiuit be allowed toi have the
i0me rights its other citizeins wheli using theli mail
immnliility froim prying eyes. 110e is honored by having
his namne put oln the list.
Walter Tlhomaslui. Mills. nailthor. orator and soneialist,.
is ' itaited" in the eyes (I the (tinillirstrationl inquisi
tors. It is Iule lie did inoit signi the inmiois St. Louis
report, but thoei he dhid other "'ad" things. He wrote
"ti he ilrluggle for Existeince'" ud this aloile wouild iln
doilubtedly be sunfl'icient to cou. leiuin him ill the ininds
of thiose who I'louris.h ill meniital dai'kiiess.
F'obert Minor, Oartoonist, Touched 'Em on the Raw.
ltobert Miiino', \while not iti socialis. lino' li gged withi
lilVy partic' lar pail'y label, hit., \vwilli woV dlerful skill.
iindicted the capitalist syste.iii as one of the leaildiiig
Aineica'ii cartooillists. tie devoted neaily tl, v veurs iof
his life inll helpinig to expose the conspiiracy agaililst the
1 Un 1' ( ' rlo...n 41.1 ...... o... .. .. 1. . ( 11, . . . I f a s o i A _ 1. .. . . 1. . 4 1.
Torn Moloney alit his fellow tdl'e
I North Dakota; Anderson, Knutson
and Volstead of Minnesota; Chris
topherson and Gaudy of South Da
kota, and Riddick of Montana.
The following commnlent on the con
forence with Barnes was miiade by
Representative B3aer:
"We\\ are going direct to Barnes
without first wasting time at the de
partment of agriculture. Two years
ago we learned convincingly that the
last place to get assistance for the
farmers is from the department of
agriculture under its present admin
istration, and at the same time we
found Mr. Barnes quite willing to co
operate. We will strive to bring home
to him that the deceptive appearance
of the northwestern wheat crop this
year will result in a heavy and most
unjust penalization for the farmers
unless elemental justice is done in
the way of the payment of relative
"We believe," said Representative
Y Sinclair, "that Mr. Barnes will see
the iustice of our case and instruct
his buyers accordingly. We shall
certainly bring all possible pressure
to bear on him for that end. If we
are to be left at the mercy of the
Brand grades the wheat growers will
suffer an unjustified loss of millions
of dollars."
e More Facts oil Packers.
Hearings in the packer regulation
e bills before the senate agriculture
s committee are amply demonstrating
1 the necessity of enacting this legis
I, lation if the Big Five, within a very
h few years, are not to exert an abso
lute monopoly on the entire system
of food distribution. Federal Trade
Commissioner William B. Colver, the
0 most distinguished witness to appear
e so far, has summarized for the com
mittee the appalling extent of packer
domination over unrelated indus
tries, bringing out also their abso
y lute control of market news reports,
whereby they are able to consistent
ly deceive the producers.
Mr. Colver also outlined the cen
tralized buying system of the Big
Five, showing that by eliminating
' competition in the purchase of live
stock they have been able to com
'f pletely knock out the so-called law
e of supply and demand.
i Through their control of refrig
erator and peddler car service, Lewis
H. Haney, representing the Southern
r Wholesale Growers' association, told
t- the committee, the packers are rap
11 idly eliminating the wholesale gro
5- cer as a competitor in the distribut
d ing end. Haney strongly urged pas
d sage of the Kenyon-Anderson bills.
r- primarily for the clauses divorcing
'd the packers from refrigerator car
is ownership. "If this is not done," he
said, "the wholesale grocer will have
is been eliminated by the packers in
ad another five or six years."
Evidence of Market ('ontrol.
e- Additional convincing proof that
a- responsibility for the high cost of
n- living is to be found somewhere in
a- the clogged and unregulated chan
re iels of distribution has been secured
h- by Representtive Clyde Kelly of
a Pennsylvania. He cites government
i, records to show that at the present
of time the cost of distributing food
products is from two to ten times
that of producing the identical prcd
E. In spite of the universal rise in
.i- food prices in the past year, Kellp
by points out that there are now, ac
n- cording to department of agriculturE
11- figur:es. 400,000,000 more bushels
h. of grain, 359,000 more milch cows
th 2S7,000 more other cattle, 1,260,
B. 000 sheep, and 4,609,000 more swine
d ill this country than there were e
ýs- year ago.
in Responsibility for the failure of
of this greatly increased production t<
Cut this out, fill in with name and address and mail to
lttorney General Palmer.
DeaIlr Sir: .lontana is inow alnd l a1 Irbeein sinllce the lreg in1nin of
the world wart in the grasp of at group o(f profiteering whol:ellsh.Id ;,i
retail dealers in foodstuffs and other necessitie's, including coal. Prices
have been ar'bitrarily adlvanced by the dealers to thie stage wiheve flie
intlcomes of Ithe working people are inadeqlate to peirmtit of the plir
ch:ase of suflfic'ient necessities to kIeepl b(y and s(oul together, andll
piromlises of furlltherl increases ilare ma1111de. O)ur state oIfficials. 1w01l i~ ave
givel evidtlence't hat they are in league with the food a=nd coal pirate1s,
have failed to give us relief, and w1 e now look to your office to (olme
to otll' alssihsti c(te.
As yolur' United Stales district attorney for' Montana you have F. C.
l)ay, It self-confessed brile-talker anll a 1notorioSl frienl ofi I I! te tllr
ests which are now guilty of profiteering. Mr. Day hats not only ,ig
nally failed to take action against the Iprofiter.ls, but sceals to In, ex
tendling theml every protection in his power.
As the result of tillhe cotltinued increases In pirice :n1d tlile iniltl(ivity
of our state officials ias well as Mr. Day, woe denllind that you, iln I1'e
interests of the people of the state of Montana, andl to theIl' tt:! ithl
t(le present reign of the plidlel'lrultnI ill this stat4e Ibe eImld'ld, inullllldiatle
ly discharlge I ('. ). Day froml the omffice of Unitd iState., lll(orney fIor
the district of Montana anlldl repllce himt with some one of inltegrity w1ho
will follow your orders tll]d the wishes of thel people Iand pros'ecute'i fIlt
food hordters atndl the prol'fiteers.
(Signed) Name.................................
Street No ..... ....... ......................... o .......na
C .ityv - ................................... -- M ot ta na|.
S('iy'. -.
ie benefit either producer or consumer
Mr Air. Kelly lay; to three factors: The
1- gambling of produce and grain ex
Mr changes; the use of storage houses
s- as hoarding houses, and thie present
u- feverish food exporlation in ordler
s, that prices to the consumer may be to
t held up in this country. He would lin
entirely eliminate the produce ex- int
e- changes, have laws passed to limit
ig the period of food storage, and force Ihe
1g a limitation of distributors' profits an
e- on food sold to famine-stricken na- wv
- tions overseas. ,.,
W L'arss Asks Facts on Labor. 111
A resolution introduced in the ra
house this welk by Representative bhi
William L. ('ar,:s of Minnesota, elect.- ).
ed to the l)presC t collgress ont a union e
labor platforlm, is attracting much co
favorable colltlment. It calls upon the st
the federal trade commlission to w;
make public all information in its
s possession which will help to identi- th
fy the percentage of labor cost in fu
at the total prolduction and distribu- lit
at tion of thre ncessities of life. ill
e Informaion in this subject, AMr. dti
in Carss points out, will give proof as P(
to who gets ilie colnsumers' money hi
and will effectually dispose of the
vicious fuxllacy that "profiteering" \\
at by labor and the farmers is a large ItI
of item in the present cost of living. t|t
in -t
d -
Washington. Revocation of rail
in road rights-of-way thhrough Indian
hl reservations or lands where the (li
Ic. grantees, over a period of five years. N
r( have failed to construct roads or hr
le utilize other land granted them has al
ýs been recommllended by Secretary of th
). the Interior Lant ill a report to con- ca
rt gress. He asked for power to decide tim
a questions arising under the proposed TI
law. ar
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rf lth , Inhni islmnlionil.
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lH t lv. il vip, ic lrk . Iltsthe o'iel l y'inI ato ill wai
iTtl. h is (ii. iiiti.l t iots ii t o ii tcl lin htei t tiii
civ iuisttiitiiii. l11\il e hrired hi theiiiote tam ther
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il ,lI clt htil,,- ien Il il l ll t sIe . ir Ihii' h it ia iiistista
ill cit ruleiirI Iil., l,.tIe 1' tiith i Io tl1 lo' ht vi\iii i-'.
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;ardshells Wary of President of Ladies' Garment
Mikers' Unioni
iil,!'lrn ialional ladiei,. I ninl lii ll W\olkel'. uiii ni, is iii
I li ciI i t [hii li ii Ii ablt t it' tei a I Icr' sh1 i u '! I i i la li oi
aii twi\tt iii it The (iti->t sl o tl ici i t heat er-' "n' l
ail.'. T hel lrl't bll to l hi lil' t' l i~l tioli nl oft hIii. Illiionl
I' hii. lailorl. iiall thi. is cettl'linll <W'ililih hitrlt'.\ ill lil
'.yeo f .' thot.e \\' oli ve 1i\' robbl' i ngl'iT Ihie I iloi'.. W hllt -
11n 'tel i. ailso. ii .'o ialisIl. N\o \Vi liuhl'r hit g't'! hlillul'nhh
Abri'ahamli 1. Shipinlluolfl lhai. 7'iven Itih' c'itiild id. t']la
e ni'.liiirtl'' il tihe i'atik¢. ofl lablolr, h1is w orils ill thiai g.''o l,
aililanli or ai> zaiii tioiil, th A n.\ iillg Imin 'le Cfll Iill.
Ili'tll of th1 s nd lhol.iiil \ lt I il ini !lh. nlo l e Irm'l'it.' . Iii,
<.irl, i. ;I se 'inlii t mal e 111o11h1o1' il' Yo\\" al'll' eni.. hii l.
n eli\'.ll Ii an!l it. Tlhe" (ilizen, ii. n'iilnl ofl G ranlltI, Nt'\
let New York.- A strike otn tie In
be tebiorotuoghit Rapid Transit cooitpatiy t
Lild lines, engineered by company tut
ex- ion," is the latest thling in strikes.
nit ''1( companlly is Ianlltagollistic to
r'ce the lona, fide Street Car llen's union,
its ;tll has orgullized its OWn " lion."
las- wvhoj.se nitibiers quit to enforce highl
'r wages. 'tirade u ionists dlcltar'e
that the, trike \was a "l-fram e tip" to
the raise car fares. and point to the ntun
ive her oi' Ilikrs whio were elUplol,yed
ct- by the iouIiipatiY to protect its prop
ion erty. It is also declared that the
ch p'mii aIy Ipaid the exienses o(i the
the strike 'ominiitlete while the walkout
to was Ibeillg ;alrrangel .
its The "ulion" has a contract with
ntit the c:l oiiil iny ind thes worl'kei's re
in fused every offe' r of tl:edliatio-. Pitb
bu- lic officials anllnounc e that Ihey will
investigate the strike, and it is evi
Mr. ient that the comllpatny is inl a weaker
as postion to enfiLore its demland for a
ney higher far:.
the iIn all editorial, the New York
ig" \World says "it is plain to everybody
ige thlit the cotIlll.aty viritualy welcomned
the atrike." 'his niewspaper calls
attentionll to the emllplloymlnent of what
it terms "a tprivately organized tut
ionl" to protect thle comlpany's prop
lan Wilmington. Del.--In the wage
the d ispute Ibetwenl Carpenters' union
irs. No. 626 and employers, an arbitrator
ori has ruled tha rates lshall be 80 cents
has an houri. \\'ages were 70 cents at
of the beginning of the year and the
on- carpenters asked for 85 cents. Ac
ide tion was delayed and they struck.
sed The contractors agreed to 75 cents
and pledged themselves to arbitrate
the dtifference between these tigires!
'IN and the carpenters' demand.
Yrk, il i. iltlllumil llsimmarly \ ftt th i the k o gis
illure of' lii' his s;tile, praised his ability and probily.
ihey \\watched I.liln. jusit s- didI tie e ,spionagers., but
i I he li'open m ld not in secretol. ()lio action is a seathing
rebuke lI the other.
Ileein t helps Stokes is comipilirmeieltl with i t1J; at
(l'ii oftlllli' . sp systle . liss SI lkes hashil eeiitL tiIve
isin aimioing Ie colees, Ibeing i meimber of' the execi
live (utiini iltee iof lie Initercitleginte Socialist society.
Inheriting weal th. she has given both her inoniy ant
lher eotli'ts inotI o, ly to Ihe socialilst movemento , biut to
:llin other ('alses.
I\l's. llose Pll st. . Stokes ilas born on the East Side
l' New '.ork. i .\Al cari l arge she w--ilS e thiipellled ti
Itil in a Inlaei aii'orl'y. She becnimeo a loeder among
iher fellevw \.ker. \Vilth thail thirst for knowledge
Ilionl among so iiliiia the children of (te lnssitian
.li, wisl i ninir ilts. sh. e eldui loed horself ' in spite of
ill (lie stl.ll es titl Ioverly liert l in liher wavi . Some
year's ago she nina'ried ll. i . Ihelps Stokes. She hasl
Ai\wys oeen a .live t.tli ill Ihe Jlabor and socialist
io.veineiils. Foir niking ai speech atiihki, g the prll'
,i'ers i his coli ultiir I liinii g \iii'war timesi sh]e i. soln
Ilei led to eln e.'s in pris . lie 'ae ins ii in \\w ibefore
tlie supren co'i . iectl eveiils, liowever, wouhl
iiiiir le (Ih t Ilire is some chance 1i.' t he profitoers
Inkinlg' her phitl' ill serving it ijail seolence.
Preacher Who Would Apply Jesus' Teachings to Life
Needs Watching.
liev. N 'iiiaii 'l'lhniinas. ediltur iof The 'W orl Tol or-iil'
'oVw. is on hllei list. t ith i aso hinlisl. liivinig joinedil the
pilly <lliur'intg thlie \\ ir'. lie is also (o.iie le'td wilh the
Feltit wslip 1' Itle a n'iliaion. \whliose alai1 is to apply tin
elli's otl' Chr'istliniiity lito socinil proI lelitis. r lThonla
l.'rml It qilelslii the Il lieitude of thlie chciii'h l(owalid thi
spritsing probleml'I i s l' life it lrti ' l t \it hu upon hini' -
sell' llhe \ln.111 of those who wished to serve bolh "(tho
ii 14 nlil M iin in. lIe is ijust . lie Ivl t'pe of man that
hul!rhon dollo irniil wo'll like not nly to Spy , Ipon
lut i plutl in jinil. (ln he li ivedl iii the ldays iof chalte
si.v.very he w\ ,1l!bl do ttilless have been ['utuil by hIle silh
of Phillipls iinl t(ii'rison.
\W e will close lolan's list \vithli lypi.ial exauillle i4
lie stiilIlity .i' sptl 'ini. ( i thl e list is thi e 'Sotch ialis
''err'iltt'ialist ---New Yori'k nitl w ai l is his 'ldaii.nger
ti "s iiistilii ion? II is m ierely ii il''tshlii t 'frolli Il
Jewish Zioiisl ilovernl, ( . T ei-y wait Ia organize. t
.1 eI islt i slate in some part oI' the wir\di . The "litelli
g ier(' s'' muii st haive Iltoughl il lhadl sno eth'lliing to Ill
wilh "lerrorisn." II w uiil te in keeping w\ilh tlhi
hialltce of their work.
----1-,--Ih- (Toleliniiedil.)l_
Ne York,'Sept.itl lt.- teadily in
Irish repul lirc all io tg Atlliriits o
ll ereedsl; and c.lasses; i:; repotted by
the It. .lIlaes Gratn a liythen, an
tApisco. li lan clergymtitnt who hats re
cently completed several ;speatking
tours il Ihie interest of Irish ftreedoim.
"'The oiitslia diing iltpr;esiosll) I re
• eived, " said IDr. llythen, "are, first,
Ihat it is sountd Amterican doctrine to
dematid th! atpplication of the prin
ciple, of self-deternlinattion to nations
held in unwilling subjection by our
associates in the lale wlru as well asi
to peoplets iformerlyy enuslaved tiy tihe
central emlpires; and second, that the
theory of the Irish questlionl Is ai re
ligios issune is reiceiving its death
1)ll. plylthll is ttssis.ta lllt minister of
Christ Episcopal church, Norfolk,
X'i., tand minister in chtarge of Ihe
eolaltunnity church, umlelnlinat.ilon
al, .alltimore, where he has the larg
est c(ongr'egaltionl in the country. Vol
iiiiteer'itg as a clupltain whenI AmIer
ica enltereid the war., he saw service
abr'oad till tihe ar li-stice was signed.
Ile is a powefill oratorl , a l it his
statementll of Irelandl;' case blefoItre Ith
Iris'h race convention ill hiladelphia
on "Washington's birthday electrified
his autldielc. incluldillg (ardinal
Gibbons and many other Catholic
dignitaries. Ilis recent. itinerary car
ried hit through a dozen western
states ;Is well ias New Englalnd, New
York and Pellnsylvtntia, and every
whtere hle report's wlhole llhearted el
Ihibiusiia for' the Iristh cause i nll)llg
Americans who ar'l+ not of Irish.
blood, anlld very notably amonillgll
strongly Protestalnt sections. Mlin
isters warmtIi'ly .iseconllded his advocacy
of tlihe application of America's war
aills to Ireland, and thle onllly excpl
tion to this rule wais foundl to be all
Illtnatulralized British subject.
"The so-called religiouls issue in
Ireland." said Dr. Mythetn, ''is noth
ing but ia comnioi political trick by
which Eniglisli miilitarisml seeks to
justify its rule of might ill tha`t 'coIn
try. It aints to sow dissensionI
uamong a nIaturally tole'rant and tami-i
able people, anti to exa ggerrate tillnt
dissenition ia laundred-foldl ill thle eyes
of Americans. Yet theo Imassi of
Catholic Irishmen have replatedtly
followed Protestant tladers like l)eant
SwiftI. Htenry Grattan. Wolfe Tone,.
Robert Emtmet and Chatirles Stewart
Parnell. while on tihe other hatnrl the
last election provetid it Pirotestanlts
give equal confidenlce' to Catholic
leaders in platriotic l::ttliers, as many
Sinn Fein cantlidats \who hlappened
to be Catholics were elected by U1
ster constituenc(ies with large Prot
estanlt populattiuils.
"'The common sense of Americans
refuses longer to be confused by this
injection of at fictitious religious
character ilnto what is purely ta fight
for inationlal rights such as we went
to war to vindicate. In the western
states I was frequently invited to
state Irtl:tlit's ctauise fromll Prot
estant p1ulpits. But it was ill New
Hamlpsh ire that I found the most re
nttarkal)l' evidlelnces of Amnerican
opitnion tll thie Irish question trans
cending sectarian lines. Speaking
recently at Portsmouth, Dover, Man
chester and Concord, I had ministers
of several detnominations in every
mlieet tig, and all en thusiaslti in sup
port of my plea. In Manchester, the
oi1i of thie city anlld nllOWn als one of
hlie sit ongest suppllorters of Presi
denlt \Vilsoni, applauded with particu
Iar vigor. At Concord the Rev.
Thomas Collett, Episcopalian, was
on t he platform with me, while the
oth.ier slipeaker of the occasion was the
IRev. William II. Spofford, of the
s;llile faith, who is a son of the
Amllerican revolution and a member
of the Cincinnati. More tllan half
tihe audience oni this occasion was
nonl-lrish, and the only question from
theim audience was Iput by a prosperous
mlilllll facturer of old Yankee stock,
whoi asked whatl could most effective
iy le ldonie to insure American aid for
I reland.
"The only dissenting note in the
whole of ilmy tour was struck by Ithe
liov. 11r. lrine of Portsimouth, who,
while 1 was worshipping in hlis
chllrch on11 a Sunday morning, at
Iackeld tihe Irish cause andl mlyself for
advocating it. Thle sequel was illum
inating. Before evening I had dis
coveretd. and I announced in the
course of miiy speech, that the Rev.
lMr. Burine is an English subject who,
thoulgh he has occuplied an Americani
pIlpit for llallny years, has never con
diiescenIdedI to becolie lan Almerican
citizen! 'The next day, in Concord,.
tie Rit. RIev. Ilishop Parker, head of
the Episcopal diocese of New Hamp
shiire, slelt for Dr. Spofford and
asked himi to convey to ime his con
gratu'latiOls1 and his assurantIces of
support for lhe Irish cause. Since
this rebuhke the Rev. i'Mr. Brine has
avoitded the Trish subject."
Fresh frolnt these experiences
which li( contends afford proof that
the wide-spread Anlerican support
for Ireland's cause transcends relig
ious and racial lines, Dr. Mythen yes
terday appeared before the foreign
affairs conlmmittee of the senate as
one of the delegation which present
ed the case of the Irish republic.
Anothier minister who is a frequent
ple~ader of the Irish cause is the Rev.
Normlan Thlloas, Presbyterian, of
tlhis city. In Canada, Lindsay Craw
ford. grand master of the Independ
cit Order of Orangemlen, is now
chlamplioning the Irish republic in
every issue of his paper, the States
Advocates of Trish freedoml are
confi(lent, ill view of such facts as
these, that thle efforts of the propa
ganda deplartient of the British
government to represent the Irish
question as essentially a. religious
difficulty, are no longer effective on
American public opinion.
Washlington. -- America's street
car lines are paying the penalty for
exploitation by financial interests
which came into control of them in
the '90s, said Delos F. Wilcox of
New York city, testifying before the
federal electric railways commission.
Mayor Gillen of Newark. N. J., said
the transportation system of that city
labored under the burden of $1,000,
000 worth of water" in the com
pany's capitalization of $160,000,000.
The Newark official predicted that
motor busses would eventually ab
sorb the transportation business in
his city.

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