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
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
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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
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
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
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
"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."
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
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
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
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
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
in speaking of his cousin, who ns
saeelnated Yon Plahvai the noted
"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
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
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?
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.
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liver, As soon as my doctor found I
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' Rebecca Smith, Westfield, N. J.
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Liver and Bladder troubles.
TEST YOUR KIDNEYS.
Let sonic morning urine stand
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liver, bladder and blood.
Bold by al) drug stores, two sizes,
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If after making Ibis test van have
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tbe disease in your system, send s
sample of your urine to the Medical
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REFUSE SUBSTITUTES AND
They are worthless aud very often
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WAILSKH S BAKE P11.1.S move tbe
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! RAILWAY KINGS
NOW IN SESSION
By H. Oil son Gardner.
Staff Correspondence of the News
paper Knterprise Association.
WASHINGTON, March 24.—The
first session of the World's Interna
tional Railway congress ever held in
America Is to take place In Washing
ton May 2 to 15. More than 1000
delegates will attend.
This body meets once in five years.
Its membership includes the mana
gerial heads of the government and
WHAT TIME PROVES.
This thing of being sick and look
ing for a cure is a mighty serious
business. People are not given to
joking even at the lirst symptom of
the approach of the Grim Destroyer.
They do not want to be the subject
of experiment, but want medicine
that has had the test of years behind
it. A medicine that has been made
and used for 20 years gives assurance
of its worth, arid can be taken with
a faith that they have the very best
cure the world affords. All this can
be said about Dr. Ounn's Improved
Liver Pills as a remedy for sick head
ache, dyspepsia and indigestion, It
begins right at the source of the
trouble and removes the cause. Sold
by all rduggists for 25c per box. One
pill for a dose. For sale by all drug
Start now to predigest "Parsifal."
C. C. Co. Phone 457. Stand at
the Ziegler block.
Ladles play billiards and pool
every day and evenings at Pflster
Haste makes no consideration of
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
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
Cures pneumonia and la grippe.
Bold by Chas. McNab, 40: i River
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
COUGH SETTLED OK HER LUNOS
"My daughter had a terrible cough
which settled on her lungs," says N.
Jackson of Danville, 111. "We tried
a great many remedies without relief,
until we gave her Foley's Honey and
Tar, which cured her." Refuse sub
stitutes. Sold by Chas. McNab, 402
President Roosevelt refused to sign
the bill directed against the smoke
nuisance at Washington. He evident
ly wants the whole world to see and
watch our smoke during the coming
A spring tonic that makes sick peo
ple well. Drives out all Impurities
that collect in your system. A family
tonic for tlie sick aud afflicted. Hoi-
lister's Rock y
Mountain Tea. 35c.
Tea or Tablets.
Dr. Loeb insists that life may be
created by machinery. The busy hum
of baby mills may some day be
heard throughout the land.
You will need to prepare your sys
tem for the c oming hot weather, get
your organs to work like clockwork.
Holllster's Rocky Mountain Tea taken
this month will do
the business. 36c j
Tea or Tablets.
Doesn't it seem a bit queer to again
have a vice president of the I'nlted
If you want your little ones strong,
healthy and robust, give them Hollls
ter's Rocky Mountain Tea this month.
A lonic for the whole family. The
I hlldren'S friend.
;«f. cents. Tea orj
Tablets. Sold by
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BUKE CURE FOX FILES.
Itching Piles produce moisture and
cauae itching. This form, as well as
HI md. nieeding or Protruding Piles,
are cured by Dr. 80-san-ko's Pile
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Absorbs tumors. 50c a Jar, at drug
gists, or sent by mail. Treatise free.
Wilte me about your case. Dr. Bo
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by oil druggists.
Dollars in 'em: the Press "want"
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I have reduced my weight B5
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and hips 9 inches in a short time
by a guaranteed, harmless remedy,
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Twenty-five cents per month—de
livered dally—The Spokane l'ress.
Independent railways of practically
all the civilized countries of the
The state de:>nrtment and the
president cooperated to have the con
gress meet this year In America. Con
gress recognized the affair with ap
propriate legislation nnd a part of
the Washington monument grounds
has been set aside for an exhibit of
the latest Inventions nnd appliances.
STU YVES ANT FISH.
The meetings will take place In the
hall of the Wllllard hotel. A daily
report of the proceedings, complete
in English and French. Is to be pub
lished In the Official Daily Journal,
which Hugh M, Wilson of Chicago,
publisher of the Railway Age, has
undertaken to get out.
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
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
Stuyvesant Fish is president of the
American section of tlie International
congress, and W, P. Allen Is secre
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
Corner Front and MILL
0. 1 Ml
513 MAIN AYE.
OABIY NEWTON, . . Proprietor
When Baby is Sick
restless or wakeful, it's
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liglit at an instant's no
ti c c—no hunting
around in the dark for
a match. That's the
beauty of electric light.
Help baby and yourself
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house. Tel. M. 184.
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The microbe of dandruff and baldness makes the
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dandruff and causes itching of the scalp. Later, it
cbokes the very life out of the hair and causes it to
fall. Save it with Newbro's Herpicide. Extraor
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STOPS ITCHING OF THE SCALP INSTANTLY.
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