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322 W. Market St.
Botlt Mwmj 432 lodnllto, Xy.
Admiral Moreau, of the French
placing about the neck of Major
cordon of the Legion of Honor.
Administration Ilears the Voice of
the Colored Politicians and
City Officials Givo Ilcrt's Company
"Whole Thoroughfare for
Burlingame Meets Practical Dcmon-
,,,v Oration of Ills Police
, " Efficiency.
' -" ffV-"
'Once again is "it 'demonstrated
that the colored Republicans have
taken the reins in their own hands
and forced near Mayor Smith and
the local Republican machine to
take a back seat while they drive.
The latest instance is the case of
the young negro Whitbee, who was
arrested on May 9 by Patrolman
Sullivan, Detectives Clark and
Stultz, the accused being captured
running through tho streets with a
bundle of clothes, and when cap
tured 'by tne officers became very
abusive and was taken to jail.
whithoA is the son of Dr. Whitbee,
an appointee of near Mayor Smith
in the Health Office and a promi
nent tiolltician with the colored Re
publicans. In the Police Court a
two-hour trial was held and the
young negro was fined $10. His
mother was also fined $10 but sus
pended later. It developed that the
mother an son pretty near started
a rough hojse in the police station,
the testimony showing that the wo
man had threatened that through
political influence and strength with
Col. Petty she would have the offi
cers "fired." The young negro ac
knowledged that he cursed the of
ficers arid Station-keepers Hermes
and Jacques. The latter, a Republi
can appointee, testified that force
was needed to suDUue xne uuiuij
negroes. Jacques said the prisoner
was the worst he had seen in years
and the mother had dared the ar
resting officers to put her in jail,
and it they did she and her folks
would have them "fired." This tes
timony was borne out by seven po
licemen present and a Deputy
Bailiff. , lt ,
Here is the sequel, and the sequel
shows the negro politicians made
their threat good, even though it
took six weeks to do it. Wednes
day the Board of Safety fined Station-keeper
nermes nnd reprimand
ed Patrolman Sullivan and Detective
Clark. The coiorea Kepuunuo
who follow tho wishes of the ma
chine have come into their own and
the negroes throughout town have
begun to assert themselves with a
vengeance. There are but few ar
rests in tho negro sections the
Chestnut and wainut oireut
have been taken over, negro high
waymen and gamblers frequent our
streets and display the utmost con
tempt lor the Keystone police. The
ordinary colored residents who have
always lived here are not responsi
ble for this situation, but It is caus
ed toy tho advent ot negro crooks
and loafers from all parts of the
country to take part in the harvest
of crime. The only return needed
is support of the Searcy machine.
Negro dives and saloons are running
full blast day and night and Sun
aw.andrlBhtherewwttopoint Sunday, wnen xu i ---"--office
he boastingly announced that
hn hi. mi III fcOO
tnai x-cio jw.. "
i ,milil he closed if liquor was
sold. Any Sunday droves of ne -
croes may bo seen coming in anu
ont of Pete's place of business, aijis
past Sonday additional help was
needed to meet the want ot tne
laree army oi coioreu v'y
raying Pote a social call. So nuwb.
X striking proof; of (the "
leney or xbb iiobji. "- - --
'..-.-i- TTnrf hfi KeSUblie&B
be "SSI l bjm t o'!
navy an da member of his staff
Gen. Wynn, U. A. A., the grand
funds every election, is shown by
the permit given yesterday by the
Board of Safety and Chief of Police
allowing an automobile speed de
mon to take possession of Third
street from- Walnut to the Confeder
ate Monument, giving an exhibition
of his sped and advertising a cer
tain make of automobile. The un
initiated can not understand why
such favoritism is shown, but here's
the solution The speed demon is
appearing here to advertise the au
tomobiles of the Southern Motors
Company, nnd the Southern Motors
Company is owned and controlled by
Mr. Ilcrt. We would like to see
some othr citizen ask for a permit
to have Third street or any other
street cloned for a mile or so while
the citizen advertised his brand of
tobacco, fiour, chewing gum or
something else. The Board of Saf
ety would order him clubbed to
death "by the Keystone cops.
Accused ot telling one of the in
side scandals of the fire department,
which but for the heavy rains might
not have the cotton seed fire out
yet, James Mellet, veteran firman,
who has figured in savjng lives and
property -for years, resigned last
week under charges. Of course the
dropping of Mellet from the pay
roll with its angles was not given
out to tho taxpayers. Doubtless Mr.
Burlingame, formerly of Jefferson
ville, and Chief Neuenschwander, of
Cincinnati, believe the taxpayers of
Louisville have no right to know
what is going on In Louisville's hill
billy department First and fore
most, (Mellet was accused of "giving
out information derogatory to the
fire department." The next charge
was "insubordination." The first
charge was naturally the cause of
tho second charge. Mellet may be
guilty or be may not. Anyhow
somebody gave out some informa
tion. Through some manner the
Board of Fire Underwriters learned
that the second fire at the Cotton
Products Company which swept
away a warehouse loaded with thou
sands of dollars worth of stock, was
another bungled Job.
Two fire engines answer the 'box
at Floyd and I streets on the first
alarm. These engines are Nos. 16
and 18. Well, the first engine to
arrive, a big modern pumper, got to
the fire, but the hick firemen didn't
know what to do with it. It was
run into a big mudhole and there It
stuck useless while the fire raged.
Then the other engine, equipped
with on of these new tangled horse
less horses, didn't even get out of
the house for a long time if at all.
In the meantime the fire was burn
ing briskly and would have swept
the last remaining buildings per
haps had not the soldier firemen un
der Lieut. McJenkins, from Camp
Taylor, taken a hand and gone to
the scene early with several pieces
of apparatus. For many minutes
the soldiers had the only stream on
the fire. Of course the hick fire
man wanted representation. The
secret of (the two broken engines
had to be kept. Then a second
alarm was sent in silently. This
alarm was not rung in over the
newspaper wires, but additional en
gines were "sneaked" to the scene.
The story leaked out. Mellet, a
veteran fireman, was suspected of
telling. Later he was accused. Then
he resigned, knowing that all fire
men who have served the city will
eventually "get theirs."
Chairman Paul Burlingame, or
the Board of Safety, received a
knockout this past week that will
probably put a quietus on his lec
tures before our local clubs concern
ing the efficiency of the police. The
Chairman was driving down Broad
way one night this past week in his
auto when he was hailed by two of
his green (not blue) coat wearers,
and in grutf tones they bawled him
out for not having a rear light.
Probably to ascertain the Tegular
conduct of bis hired hands Mr. Bur-
lingame used his sweetest political
tones to pacify the Keyetoners ana
for not having his light, new bat-
niv Tin hin wna .at Timft,
when a soft voice did not turn away
lyrj - ati,, the old adage falling to
work and tDey jumped all over him
g0 to Bpeakf saying, "Where do you
tfaat 0,d etanr. and -.Tell that
tQ QweeneyM Finally he was al-
lowed to proceed, but the worst is
vet to be told. On Ills return over
the sam route the same two wise
onos, who didn't even knewi their
(ConUBued on Fifth Paw.)
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American Commission of Irish Independence Find Political Offenders in Ireland Are
Treated Worse Than Lowest Criminals Numerous Assaults on Public
Streets With Bayonetsfand Clubbed Rifles.
Universal Service .herewith pre
sents the complete report on condi
tions in Ireland, .made to the Peace
Conference by the American Com
missioners Frank P. Walsh, for-
SSl7oSJ,Bdi25?'S,n?nlJ f?,r
mJ Gv: St!"1"1. ? Pnne, of II -
!& "..SK?: 0t.FW-
-.. v..,..,uuu ui iuja
icjiui-i hi lionuon nas created a
furore of excitement and has result
ed in a demand .from some leading
English newspapers for an ade
quate reply from the British Gov
ernment. The full text follows:
"Upon May 2, 1919, the American
Commission on Irish Independence,
appointed by authority of the Irish
Race Convention, held in Philadel
phia on the 22nd and 23rd days ot
February, 1919, consisting of Frank
P. Walsh, Chairman; Edward F.
Dunne and Michael J. Ryan, under
passports issued by the American
and English Embassies in Paris, de
parted for Ireland ifor the purposo
of conferring with President De Va
lera and other officials of tho Irish
itepuoucan uovernment, and to
make a first-hand study of actual
conditions in that country.
"When the passports were .handed
to the American Commissioners on
the morning of their departure for
Ireland, Sir William Wiseman stated
that Mr. Lloyd George wished the
Commission to go to all parts of
Ireland, if possible, and Jt was his
especial rpquest that thoy should
visit Belfast. Upon repeating Sir
William Wiseman's request to
Messrs. Sean T. O'Ceallaigh and
George Gavan Duffy, the envoys of
the Irish Republican Government at
Paris, they Joined In the Tequest
that we should make a close inves
tigation of conditions in Ireland,
and especially urged that we should
visit the jails, particularly those In
the larger cities, where, they assert
ed, hundreds of men and women
were confined under circumstances
of the most shocking nature.
"Crossing the Irish Sea 'from Holly
head to Dunleary.we. .canipupQn
the first evidence of the military
.occupation of Ireland. The vessel
and wharves swarmed with soldiers,
fully equipped for the field, going
to and coming from Ireland. When
we arrived In Ireland we found sol
diers everywhere. A careful Investi
gation, made on the day before we
left Irland, showed that the Army
of Occupation numbers considerably
over 100,000 men, to which acces
sions are being made daily. The
troops are equipped with lorries, ar
mored cars, tanks, machine guns,
bombing planes, light and heavy ar
tillery, and in fact all of the en
gines of war lately employed against
the Central Powers
"In addition to ' this, there are
approximately 15,000 members of
the Royal Irish Constabulary. The
constabulary Is a branch of the mil
itary forces. They are armed with
rifles, as well as small side arms,
ongage in legular drill and field
maneuvers. They are never resi
dents of the districts which they oc
cupy, and have quarters in regular
Government barracks. After our
arrival in Ireland we conferred with
President De Valera as to the pris
ons which we should visit, and
Mountjoy Jail, in the lCIty of Dub
lin, was selected, for tho reason that
it contained a large number of poli
tical prisoners, many of them men
of the highest character and stand
ing. Mountjoy, so far as physical
equipment and brutality of conduct
goes, Is not as bad as many of the
other jails in Ireland.
"We made our demand for per
mission to visit this jail through
the municipal authorities of the city
of Dublfn. The Governor of the
prison, a lesldent of England, who
had been in offioe but a few weeks,
refused us admission. It was then
explained io Sir John Irwin, Chair
man of the Visiting Justices of
Mountjoy Prison, that the 'commis
sion was traveling on diplomatic
passports and was Investigating con
ditions in Ireland partly at the so
licitation ot the Prlmo Minister.
With this explanation, Sir John Ir
win, who Is in supreme authority of
the Jail, overruled tho decision of
the Governor, and we were admitted
to Mountjoy. When we appeared at
the gate we were ushered Into the
office of the Governor, where wo
found Sir John Irwin. The -Gov
ernor told us that we were to be
admitted to tho prison, but with the
understanding that we should not
speak to any prisoner, nor to seek
to fix the identity of any prisoner
exhibited. Although -Mountjoy is
called a jail, it Is, as a matter of
fact, a combination of jail and pen
itentiary. It is surrounded by a
stone wall twenty ifeet in height and
Is larger than any of the mid-Western
Ameilcan penitentiaries, such as
Jefferson City or Joliet, and almost
as large as Sing Sing. It has im
mense cell houses, fount to accom-
modate , approximately 1.Q00 prison.
- 0
It Is equipped with workshops,
where men convicted of serious
.crimes are confined at hard labor.
It is also used for the confinement
of persons awaiting trial, as well ae
misdemeanants serving sentences for
petty offenses,
"Exclusive ot the political prison
ers, there were (but twelve persona
la confinement, all of them under
going sentence for pettr infractions
of law. One of the men who ac-
'J ewmteaied nc upon the vWt wa an
ottteial -of the City of DtOrfta. mm
acqualnted with1 ,kll the political
prisoners, so thattwe had no clifncui-
ty in Identifying, them. They were
confined for the mast part in groups,
the majority ot -them being locked
hee,on?Cenfirely outside the
nnildinM ,,roner. These cages are
up In steel cages Jmilt ra the yards
Set dnplK'Sc those tSSd for
buildlngs proper.
,tA -,imnlei in thn nrmr vnnlnirlp.tl
g'ardens, tuch as .Lincoln Park and
"." " - - - p. - -o -,
tne Bronx, in theEUnited states.
"Statements had. been made that
unspeakable outrages were being
committed agains't the persons of
these men, and t&e most barbarous
cruelties infllcted'jitpon Ihem. That
they had been starved, beaten, con
fined in dark and noisome under
ground cells, otherwise mistreated
and kept for days with their hands
handcuffed behinftheir "backs. We
attempted to secure statements from
tho officers, eitheK confirming or de
nying tho chaTgew. "We were per
mitted ti talk tojDb ono inside the
prison except'.the .Governor. He
stated that no Buh jbarharlties had
been committed since "he had taken
charge of the prison, a week or two
before. Ho refused ta speak for any
time prior to that. He at first de
nied that therewere underground
cells in tho prison.jWe had been fur
nished, howevergwjth a. plan show
ing their location,! and upon our in
sistence we werewallowed entrance.
We found a great number of cells
underground, tooj'narrow for human
occupation, without 'beds or cover
ing for the prisoners, no ventilation,
pitch dark and extremely cold, al
though the weather at 'the time was
not severe. The-Chlef Warden ad
mitted that thesejeells' Tvere at times
occupied by prisoners1.
"Our Information well authenti
cated, .was to theeffect that a large
number of politlcal?prisoners were
taken out of the underground cells
after we had demanded admission
the night previous. "We found one
of the political prisoners still In sol
itary confinement. He presented a
pitiable spectacle, The miserable
cell was cold and hadly Ventilated
He was in-ari.. Ut1cempt"coriditieaTjBcrrti8i'M3nTother&-'wer- actually
highly nervous, palpably undernour- Baw in prison are working newspa-
Ished, and had a wild glare in his
eyes, indicating an extremely aan-t
gerous menial siate. .tie ineu 10
speak to us, but was quickly si
lence by the Warden. The politi
cal prisoners in this Jail, without ex
ception, are men of the highest
standing, journalists, lawyers, busi
ness men, skilled tradesmen and la
borers. Many of them, confined for
months, have not ibeen Informed of
the charge against them. When the
charges are made often of the most
trivial character bail is denied.
They were all emaciated and appear
ed to be suffering from malnutri
tion. Or the thousands of German
prisoners we have seen in France
none of them showed such wretched
physical condition, or had counte
nances so marked with pain as the
prisoners in Mountjoy. As we Were
leaving .the prison we were attracted
by shouts in the rear of the main
hall of the prison. Looking around
we saw Pierce Beasley, one of the
political pilsoners, an Irish jour
nalist of the highest standing, and
one of the most beloved men in Ire
land, being hustled through the
back doorway by a burly prison
"Beasley cried out:
" 'I want to call your attention
to the fact that this brute who has
me in charge is about to punish me
for saying: "Long Live tho Repub
lic." ' Wo immediately protested
against the assault on Mr. Beasley.
The Governor of the prison hasten
ed back to where the men were, ana
after a hurried whispered conversa
tion with the guard, returned and
said that we could be assured that
no punishment would be inflicted
upon Mr. Beasley. Upon our return
from the prison we were furnished
with, detailed statements of others
who had heen confined in prison,
exposing the vilest atrocities com
mitted against prisoners. Having
received information that there was
a large number of prisoners con
fined in a smaller prl-aon dn the
town of TVestport. County Mayo,
which place waB invested by
troops, and that cruelties and ibar
harlUea were belnc practiced upon
thnm. we announced our inten
tion, after leaving Mountjoy Jail,
of visiting Weetport
"Shortlv before the departure of
our train upon the following; even
ing two policemen appeared at our
apartments and handed us an un
signed typewritten letter, notifying
us that we would not be permitted
to enter the town, of Weetport, the
only reaeoa given being that it
"was within the military area." We
proceeded, nevertheless, to West
port. As we approached the town
a company of soldiers met us about
three miles out, and the lieutenant
announeed in a surly tone, that
under no 'circumstances would we
be permitted to enter. We de
miaiidfid to see the colonel, to
whom we showed our passport,
repeated the message of Mr. Lloyd
nonrira doilvored throusrh Sir Will
iam Wieeman, to the effect that he
wanted nfe to visit all of Ireland,
explained that we were conducting
an Investigation under the author
ity of the 'Prime Minister. We ad
vised Um that we understood that
revolting conditions existed In West
port. The Colonel, (however, de
olared tbat he would take toe full
reapoMltofUty ot not,, oowplylng
with the ieait o eyea eo Wgh
28, 1919.
a personage as the Prime Minister
or umgiana, tnougji ne stated tnat
he was acting on orders from the
Government officials n Dublin,
"Many of the persons we met in
me vicinuy corroDoraiea tne stories
oTof tr wlich prf
oners in the Westport Jail were be-
lV Objected, the details be7n hor
riDie Devonu oeiiet,
,,. ,,
'During our visit to Ireland wo
witnessed numerous assaults in
public streets and highways with
bayonets and clubbed rifles, upon
men and women known to be Re
publicans, or suspected of being in
favor of a republcan form of gov
ernment. Many of the outraged
persons were men. and women of
exemplary oharacter, and occupy
ing high positions in the business
and professional life of the country.
We took statements covering hun
dreds of cases of outrage and vio
lence committed by the officers and
representatives of the British Gov
ernment dn Ireland, the details of
which we set forth herein. The ex
cesses and atrocities detailed are
either toeing actually committed at
the present time or have been com
mitted within the recent past, as a
part of a scheme and plan to crush
out and repress the effort of the
Irish, people to establish a republi
can form of government In Ireland.
"Among the leaders of the Re
publican movement in Ireland,
many of whom have had these at
rocities practiced upon their per
sons, are lawyers, such as Edward
Duggan, George Nichols and John
Hanrahan, who rank relatively with
such men in the United States as
Morgan J. O'Brien, John B. Stanch-
field, Levi Mayer, or A. Mitchell
Palmer. Some of the men whom
we actually saw in Jail, in a pitia
ble condition, were newspaper men
who Tank with Henry Watterson,
or the late Col, William R. Nelson,
of Kansas City. This comparison
Is made because two of tho prison-
era in Mountjoy, Messrs, Pierce
BeaJsley and William Sears, are
the owners or principal stockholders
of papers which they edit them-
per men and
correspondents of
high class publications, such as
Charlesi H. Grasty, Frank H. Si
monds and Herbert Bayard Swope.
Among the men we saw n prison
are stock-raisers and farmers, bus
iness men of affairs, and literary
men of brilliant parts and of the
hghest character.
"We witnessed while in Ireland
a brutal and unprovoked assault
by an English colonel and a crowd
of soldiers upon the person of Pro
fessor John MadN'elll. Professor
MacNeill is a member of the faculty
of the National University, is an
educator and publicist of the high
est tvne. and occupies relatively
the same position in Ireland that
William Howard Taft or Nicholas 'of our local Junior Order branches
Murray Butler does in 'the United ' and every paper in Louisville, week
States. If Engand ever had an'ly and dally, EXCEPT THE KEN-
,l,,nHnmi1 Dvglom in Trolnnd It
has completely broken down. The
Irish people are taxed more for the
support of the people ana constaD-
ualry althougn tne country is prac-
tlcally crimeless in tne ordinary
sense than they are for the main -
tenance of the whole educational
system of Ireland, including tne
upkeep of the National University
and Trinity College, as well as all
the primary and other schools in the
land. School teachers in the pri
mary schools are paid as low as $4
per week. No system of hygiene or
sanitation has been Installed The
teeth of practically all the children
are in decay, and respiratory ana
throat troubles exist to an alarming
degree. Lack of decent clothing
and under-nourlshment is keeping
thousands of children out of school,
"In the City of Dublin alone
there are 20,000 families, on an
average of five to each family, liv
lnc in one room tenements. In
fant mortality is appalling,
Desti -
tution and hunger Is rife, Aiunici- eariy Sunday morning Althougn
pal bodies and private persous are one oi e marrying Squires of the
attempting to extend relief, but all jioosler. Gretna Green, Justice Madt
such activities must' have the.den decided to have his own cere
sanction of the British Govern- , reformed bv a priest in
ment. which Is difficult, If not im
T'Z ,-.- , JIHI...11 10 f Im.
possible, to obtain.
"We sincerely urge that if tho
Peace Conference refuses a healing
to the people of Ireland, in these
circumstances, the gnilt for the
commission of these monstrous
crimes and atrocities, as well as for
the bloody -evolution which nay
follow, must, .from this time for
wardi bo fchaTed with Great Britain
by the menu-era or tne reace on
tuanc. if not by the peoples w
UXXn,y submitted.
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louts m tne memory or tne cniwreu
nf St. Loul3 Bertrand'a parish. Rev,
Father Heenan, the prior, celebrat
ed the mass and assisted by the
Dominican fathers gave tne sacra.
?en "f"!.""1 -
JiJi. of the largest classes of I which the youth of the allied na-
fhS- in tha JSeraSm Tthese tions were laying down their lives,"
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cce of Z day 3d Ite fewtK P 'moU. The reflations were sent to
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Women of the harem haranguing street crowds
liberty fo'1 Egypt.
Corporal Earl Flynn, of Company
443 M, Eleventh Marines, and son
of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Flynn, of
West Chestnut street, writes as fol
lows to the Kentucky Irish Ameri
can: "I have been reading the Twin
City League scores with much in
terest and would like to be back In
the States to get in the line-up for
the A. O. H. team. Have played
over here wth a team conssting of
major league players, among whom
are Nig Clarke, of the Athletics;
Oathwell and Paskerella, of the
Giants; Miller, of St. Louis; Yockey,
of St. .Paul, and Paul Cobb, brother
of Ty Cobb. Have been in France
since October 25. and am hoping to
get the order to come home soon.
Had a sevpn-day leave of absence
in May and saw Paris, Bordeaux.
Tours, Biarritz, Bayonne, Pau and
last but not least Lourdes, the most
Interesting to me of all. While at
Lourdes saw a woman recover her
sight who had been blind for twen
ty-five yeafs. Today, June i, we
were issued forest green uniforms
and campaign hats, so it looks like
we3arfigpjii4prooy.flpne iwax.or
the other, wnicn l nope win- oe
"toot sweet," as it is growing
monotonous here. With best wishes
for continued success for the Ken
tucky Irish American, I remain,
Sincerely yours,
Company 7, Eleventh Marines, Giev
res, France.
Sheriff -William Ross put the
final touch to the cowboy and Wild
West roundup at the State Fair
Grounds Saturday night when he at
tached seventeen steers and twenty-
one ponies ifor debts incurred by the
show. Th3 show was given for the
......nnca rt hlllllHnf a hfllTin fOT One
' Used and boosted tho show to the
6kles, yet it received the biggest
frost ever given in m aiuubeui
nne nere. in justice au um w-
boys ana oiners in tne uow, mc,
'say they didn't know they were
booked oy an anu-ijawiuuc auticij-
and thnuctrt tne junior uraer wi
.. . .
some kind, of a .labor union organ!- hear them Jn our house- often when
zatlon. Despite the efforts of thejj Wflg & mtle B,rl( when x dldn,t
traffic sergeant who acts as agent know wmt H a meant( r would g0
for the Menace and the circulation . off and cry by myself sometimes
of Junior' Order applications, which when we woud be playing about
go with every application for a city Qur mother woujd of a sudden
or county position, xne outlet uuc.
not make much of a showing when
a public appearance is required.
Magistrate John M. Madden, of
Jeffersonville, and Miss Christine
Agnes Weber, daughter of Peter
Weber, 205 North Nineteenth street,
were married by the Rev. Father
onrnnhin RcManc. -pastor of fit. An-
, thony's church, with nuptial mass
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Louisville. He was accompanies to
the marriage license office in the
court house Saturday by Miss
Weber. The mass was quite a sur
prise to his Jerrersonvine rrienas,
ho liave been fining his office
daily to extend congratulations.
The Columbia Athletic Club,
- i l.t.n4 winner man in trlA
J -- g bTgEest
Lt l history Wednesday
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place. President UiecKmann ana xne
members did every honor possible
an,! foaRfod cenerously the returned
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heroes and scored another record ior
.ui. nnnlnr nrtrniilMtlon.
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Resolutions urging ratification ot
hn leaeue .of nations covenant,
hih u derSbed "as the end for'eive us he would tell us that when
Church P-ce Union. The ,e
ltvery Driver an Bscort.
UiiisvlM Csnli I Taxksb e.
and demanding
Pathetic Words of Simple Old Irish.
Woman Accentuate Why Erin
Should Be Fiee.
Hcai tbrenking Crying of Parents
When Boys and Girls Were
Was Lonely When She Thought of
Those She Was Never
to See.
OXE-lRKASONWHYr. . -?-" :rr-;
- Why should Ireland be free?. That
question was rather frequent five
years ago; today, however, it drops
from the lips of those who are
either Incapable of appreciating an
argument or are afraid of offending
"tho Protestants of liberal views
with whom they associate." Both
these classes of people are hopeless,
whenever principle is involved, but
for different reasons, the former
from invincible Ignorance, tho latter
from lack or manhood. To neither
can any appeal be taken, but to the
great throng of thinking men and
women who value justice more 'than,
sycophancy these pathetic words of,
a simple, godly old Irishwoman will
serve to accentuate one reason why
Ireland should be free:
There were eleven of us children.
Most of us had to go away. There
was nothing we could do at home.
So we had to go to America. We
jJve(j on iQ shannon, and across
the rlver tjiere was a station where
,traln wouid De taking the peo
pie to Queenstown. 'Twould break
your heart to hear the fathers and
mothers all crying and moaning, and
the boys .and girls that were going
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throw her apron over her head, and
we'd know she would be crying. We
did not what it was for, why she
would be crying. When I got to
America I said to my sister who had
come over before me that I knew
why she would be crying, thinking
of the day when all her boys and
girls would be far from her. And
wo all did leave save only one and
the two children that were born
after I came over. I never saw
them, my youngest brother and sis
ter. I thnk my mother died of a
broken heart, for she always wept
for her children, far away in Amer
ica, she would never see again. And
my father died and left three small
children, and times were very hard.
My father never had much school
ing, but I think he was an intelli
gent man. Ho was a contractor and
a farmer, both in a small way, aid
ho found it bitter hard to get on,
trying to feed us and give us some
schooling, for he'd no capital. He
never drank, but (he'd have no man
give him the pledge, for he'd say,
"A man is no man that can't take
It or leave it as he wishes." He
never smoked a pipe unless he was
in trouble, and when he'd take out
the nine we children would know
, his trouble was past bearing. And
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tnen, HKeiy, ne a want tne Jioor au
night. When we were little, of a
Sunday afternoon, he'd repeat most
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0f the Gospel and tne sermon to us,
and when we were bigger we had
to tell him the same. He did not try
to stir up bitterness, but he would
say, "God is good, and 'twill all be
the same." (But Just to encourage
us to use what schooling he oould
he was a wee boy there were no
BOhools. only the hedge-schools.
Uere they'd creep put to the hedge
of a night and if they were caught
en the way home it's a hard beating
they'd .get.
Well, I ihad eome to America, for
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