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WOMEN AND LITTLE CHILDREN ARE DYING OF
STARVATION IN FAMINE STRICKEN IRELAND WM. O'MALLEY, MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT, WRITES OF TERRIBLE CON DITIONS DUE TO FAILURE OF POTATO CROP—LANDLORDS' SWINE AND CATTLE GROW FAT PASTURING ON RICH LANDS WHILE HUMAN BEINGS MUST STARVE ON BARREN GROUND, HE DECLARES. By William OMalley, Member of Parliament for the Conno mara District, in the Midst of the Famine Area. Newspaper Knterprise Association. LIMERICK, March 7— The west ern seaboard of Ireland is a land of actual starvation. In an area com prising one-fifth of the whole of the island, having a population of 780,1 eouls, a condition of affairs has come to pass almost as bad as that of the Cuban reconcentradoes under the rule of General Weyler. In the Counties Mayo, Galway, Donegal and Kerry, POOR FAMILY EVICTED DURINO A RAIN STORM. ALL THEY HAVE IN THE WORLD IS SCATTERED AROUND THEM, AND THE DOOR TO THEIR HUT IS BARRED. but more especially in the tirst two, tens of thousands of heads of families ere out of work, ami the women and children depending on them for sup port are Miffeiing and dying. By the middle of February, the last of the reserve provisions that the reople have been using so spar ingly thioughout the winter were gone, and sir.cc that has come fam ine—famine worse than any Ireland has seel, since the dreadful scourge of IM7. The potato crop has failed, and without potatoes the Irish farm ers can not live. I have just returned to London from a tour of Inspection through the Oonnemara district, where there nre 40, die Inhabitants, and 40,000 per sons suffering from starvation. There not enough, in the best of times, to keep want away, and but for their friends and relatives in 'be United Btates. who contribute to their sup port and enable them to pay the- rent, they could not live at oil. Their lives are spent poised in an eternal bal ance A vary little weight taken from one Fide, and they fall Into the starvation level as inexorably as the law of gravitation operates. The weight was added lust May and July. A great storm In th< first month was followed by a still cre.iter in the sec end, and thi mischief wa = done. The potato stulks were smashed und the crop was ruined. Only a small part ef the usual quantity was secured, not enough to last the people for More than half a yenr. The dci line in the yield would In Itself be aufActei ' to cause intense suffering, but ad led to it Is the fact ABSOLUTE SECURITY Genuine CARTER'S LITTLE LIVER PILLS most hear Fac-simile Signaturejf |P Absolutely CUT€ BILIOUSNESS. SICK HEADACHE TORPID LIVER. FURRED TONGUE INDIGESTION. CONSTIPATION DIZZINESS. SALLOW SKIN Tha, TOUCH th. wt«u«A« wrapper Printed on »CO PAPE.P BLACK LETTERS la»o% lea th- Signature IRISH PKASANTS lIFT IN FAMINE DISTRICT. were people gaunt and pinched through lack of nourishment; there were empty store bins everywhere. I could describe scenes in the little two-roomed thatched cottages of Con nemara that would not be believed were they to be told on the authority of George Washington, but the drama can be summed up in one word —star- vation. ot the starvation that ex ists in a city slum district, where there are always some among the neighbors with a little to spare for their hungry friends, but the starva tion that conies to a beleaguered gar- ' that the smallness of the crop has I permitted potatoe dealers to corner I risen when tt Is blockaded by its foe. I The garrison, however, can surren- I der and end its sufferings, but the I people of Ireland have no such al | tentative. Their enemy has no pity, and they are compelled to battle on, hoping agalnat hope that the day will com, when they will receive mercy and Justice, The west coast Irish are almost entirely small farmers They have small plots or holdings scattered among the rocky hills, half-rood here and half-rood there, on which they grow potatoes almost entirely. They 1 riiise just enough each year to pro vide them with present necessaries, for they can not afford to pay for more land than this. Even with what they earn themselves, they often have all the available supply. Ordinarily potatoes sell from R to H cents for 14 pounds, but now the price Is up to It; cents for the same quantity—an | infallible sign of the failure of the crop. The last potatoes from the crop have disappeared and then there will Ibe a period of entire destitution, last i ing until the next crop In June and July. I Relief plans nre being organized by the British government, but in nn [ entitely inadequate manner. Tho local boards of guardians have been noti fied that the authorities in Dublin will contribute 75 per cer.t toward pro viding work for the unemployed in ro&d-mnking, They stipulate, how ever, that no wage shall be higher than 25 cents a dny, and that no more Carter's WITTLE lIVER iPILLSj LIVER "Therefore, Be Tt Resolved, That we, the undersigned, do herehyb cx j tend unto the revolutionary party of Rusaia our sincere and unqualified sympathy and moral support, and a sincere and unqualified hope that they will eventually win that recognition ! which they are rightfully entitled to." Smell rill. Bmell Ooi» •mall Price. than one member of a family shall be engaged as a laborer. Further than this, they declare that every man accepting relief shall be con sidered a pauper—in fact, that he will forfeit his rights as a citizen. Unfortunately the present famine, although it is the worst of recent years, is but one of a long series of cousin or yon plehve s assassin is in mm SEATTLE, March 25.—Seattle has had as its guest for tlie past three days one of the most famous leaders of the Russian social revolutionists, Guerdon Sasencff, cousin to the as sassin of Minister yon Plehve, and a member of the secret council of tlie fighting organisation of the social revolutionary par!;.. Saseneffs visit 10 Scuttle termi nated this morning when he left for the east on the Great Northern. The noted Russian revolutionist arrived in Tacoma Saturday, March 11, on the tramp steamer Nairn, Captain Naile, from Moll, Japan. The Nairn left Tacoma Tuesday with a cargo of bar ley for Japan. If Baseneffs visit is succesful he will accomplish a cherished plan of the Russian revolutionists —that of compiling a minister petition of sym pathy from the American socialists and others who feel kindly toward the down-pressed people of Russia, which petition will be printed In New- York and secretly distributed throughout the Russian centers In large quantities. It is expected by the revolutionists that such a monster' petition will have a very serious effect on the Rus sian government and will show them how completely estranged is the auto cratic government from that of I'ncle Sam. Liberally translated tha resolution rends as follows: 'Whereas, We. the undersigned cit izens of the I'nited States, of every class, both workingman and employer, of modest means as well as wealthy, are opposed to Russia's oppression of freedom, to her cruel system of stamping out any spirit of Independ ence and free speech existing In the hearts of her people, | And Whereas, We believe that the i Russian government should change ' Its course of policy to the extent of 'at least allowing- Its people to ex- I press themselves without fear of ; persecution. gaseneff, whom the writer had the pleasure of meeting, is a man of about 1)3. tall, magnificently propor tioned, and wears a dark beard. He was modestly but nicely dressed in a black suit of American make, wore a steamer cap and no jewelry, except an unalloyed gold ring, set with an erhehtygt. The famous revolutionist is not only a man of superior Intellect, but a deep thinker, as well. He talked Interestingly of the fighting organiza tion of the revolutionary party, which has lust brought about the death of Grand Puke Sergius and Yon Plehve gnseneff looks anything but a man who would throw v death-dealing bomb. He is a shy, unassuming gen tleman, with sympathetic eyes and soft voice aid would have no trouble In passing off for a preacher of the gospel. in speaking of his cousin, who ns saeelnated Yon Plahvai the noted Russian Sato's "My cousin was a member of the socbil revolutionists and was num bered among the lighting section of tbe social democrats Hy tbe letter's orders he killed Yon Plehve. "My cousin, n lew clays before the assassination, toi<i me of what be was going to do, He wns n well edu cate; young feJIOW, as tender-hearted as rt child, hut there was not a treir.or In his voice when he recited Ills carefully prepared plans. He told me that he WOl'.ld not throw the iJtLE SPOKAJJE PRESS starvation periods that has continued for decades, and will continue until the present system of land tenure In Ireland is made to conform to a more equable economic basis. The rich landlords demand from the farmers a yearly rental of from $2.50 to 24 an acre for rough, rocky ground that is hardly worth more than 60 cents an acre. They require 10 to 30 years' rent for the purchase of the land, which is not worth more than a few years' purchase. The landlords have tlie upper hand and they are using It as a giant might exert his strength against a pigmy. The pasturage of horses on good lands, the keep of cattle in good condition, are of far more importance to them than, I shall not say the welfare, but even the liglit to live, of Christian men and women. As long aa the feeding of brute animals is given the preference over the feeding of human beings, there will be famine in Ireland. The un propitlous soil on which the farmers are forced to raise their crops is be coming less productive each year, and the poverty of the tenants is grow ing constantly greater. With the finest agricultural land In the world on all sides of them, the Irishmen are compelled to sow their seeds on rocky ground, so that place may be made for soulless beasts. Medical Lake Extract, manufac tured by the Medical Lake Salts Mfg. Co., Is the best remedy for rheuma tism there is In the market. It has been used in this section for yean and we can furnish many testi monials. Klectric Bath Salts for the batl and for the hair are the best thing? that can be usesd for that purpose For sale by all druggists. Manu factured by Medical Lake Salt? Mfg. Co. bomb because* he thought It would fall on the? existing form of govern ment in Russia, but he would throw tlie terrible Instrument at Yon Plehve, not in his capacity as a Rus sian minister (there are still many of them left), but the bomb would be thrown at a certain person who in a certain way rilled the position of minister of the interior. Mr. Plehve, In tigbting against national discon tent, had recourse to force. He com mitted the graves of crimes. There fore, my cousin killed, not because the victim represented autocracy, nor the Russian government, but because he misrepresented the government." FOR NEW TRIAL IN TUCKER CASE BOSTON, March 25—Argument was heard before Judges Sheldon and Sherman today in tbe motion for a new trial in the case of Charles L. Tucker, convicted of the murder of Mabel Page at Weston. Decision was reserved. Tlie c ondemned youth con tinues to bear up well, seldom speak ing of bis case, but making frequent inquiries regarding his family and particularly as to the condition of liis father who has been in a state of prostration since the end of the famous murder trial. HEALTHY KIDNEYS IN OLD AGE Maintained hy the use of Warners safe cure Unless Your Kidneys Are Kealt&v Your Entire System Be comes Diseased. The following testimonial from an aged lady, mar the century mark, shows the wonderful curative power* of SAFE Ci'RE. "I ItETKB HAVE A PAIN." Gentlemen: I had a great deal 01 back ache and slckneai and did not know that it wus caused by tht diseased condition of my kidneys and liver, As soon as my doctor found I had kidney trouble he prescrilied WARNER S SAFE CURE, and a lew bottles completely cured me, and 1 feel like a woman 30 years younger. Mv kidneys, liver and bladder are In a healthy condition since I used 'Safe t'ure' and now 1 never huve a pain In my back. 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A word to tbe wise: Have your prescriptions filled at the Watson Drug company's store, Granite block. Free Instructions to ladles every morning on bowling by experienced lady instructor at Pfister bowling parlors. No one with a regular income should put off saving. "Time and tide wait for no man." In our savings bank department we pay interest at the rate of 4 per cent per annum, compounded semiannually, on tbe minimum quarterly balance In even dollars, Spokane & Eastern Trust company. Deposits made now draw inteiest from April 1. FOLEY'S HONEY AND TAB Cures coughs and colds. Cures bronchitis and asthma. Cures croup and whooping cough. Cures hoarseness and bronchial trou bles. Cures pneumonia and la grippe. Bold by Chas. McNab, 40: i River side avenue. A Philadelphia dispatch says it is proposed to run the line of the new subway under the city hall. Surely things must be brightening up in Philadelphia, where there,is talk of running something. 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Eighteen months ago representa tives of American railways went to Europe to make preliminary arrange ments for the convention. A recep tion committee numbering 36 will tender special excursions to visiting delegates, running special trains to ARTHUR DUBOIS. Boston, Schenectady, Montreal, Buf falo, Chicago, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Al toons and Pittsburg. Arthur Dubois, honorary director of tlie Belgian state railways, is president of the International Hail way congress. Stuyvesant Fish is president of the American section of tlie International congress, and W, P. Allen Is secre tary. The congress will consider ques tions pertaining to the construction, management and operation Of rail roads under the varying conditions presented In different parts of tho globe. GOOD WHISKEY Corner Front and MILL "NUF SED" 0. 1 Ml 513 MAIN AYE. Fnrsil-OiEiss EacH Afternoon and Evening, Everybody Welcome Admission Free OABIY NEWTON, . . 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