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MARY BOYLE O'REILLY IS JU&TCHIP'O' THE1
OLD BLOCK, SAY HERFRIENDS
cleahavebeenr.appearing the past
year, inayjudge: the fulfillment of '
Witl&nt independent -income, V
broad 'edu'eatlonand a.' thorough'
womanwaV-fasIteilito ask' as prison
Miss1' O'Reilly !was interested in
Mary Boyle O'Reilly, the famous
correspondent of The Day Book,
now investigating the persecutions
against the Jews in Darkest Russia,
is surely a chip o' the old block. And,
though it's many a year now since
John Boyle O'Reilly went to his re
ward in a home-ruled and prisonless
hereafter, his gifted daughter is car
rying on his work of."shedding light."
If you're Irish you know the Boyle
O'Reillys. They hail from Castle
Boyle, and they were always a glory
to Ireland and a menace to English
And if you're not Irish you ought
to know about them just the same.
For John Boyle O'Reilly was the orig
inal home-ruler, whose plan of self
government for Erin is at last tri
And, by the'way, The' Day Book
feels like telling, without Miss O'Reil
ly's permission, that two Irish mem
bers of the British parliament were
sent to America not long ago express
ly to invite her to be" present, as a
guest of honor, when the home-rule
bill goes into effect next year!
When young 0!Reilly, -about the
middle of the last century, became
such a power in Ireland that the Brit
ish were afraid the" Irish soldiers
would all rally around 'tii'm and start
an armed' revolution, they sent him
to an Australian pris'pn. -t Three or
four years later he escaped and
reached 'America on a New Bedford
"whaler:" ' " y
O'Reilly settled in Boston'married
an American girl, started a newspa
per arid became the leader of his race
in this country. He-won distinction
as a public speaker and .a poet When
he "died, in the prime of life, the na
-The loss seemed irreparable. But
there were wise ones" in Boston who
said: "No there's Molly. Just wait"
"Readers of The Day; -Book; in
whose columns Miss O'Reilly's arti-
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Macy'Boyle Q!ReilyVfroni a snap-j
shot- taken of "her jon -the stearni
while en- route jtptEurope to inves-;
tigate.the.Jewish atrocities in "Dark-
est' Russia,'" , . z
penology.Her. father, you remember,
had suffere'tfin prison!
Sheto.ok-CtiVjob, and, by conimon
consent o'f her' associates, she ran'
the prisons "of Massachusetts for'
eight years.How very well she ran
themes' a-ma'ttef;of history: ';f.v ,.
She, has- gvefi' freely of her time
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