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I I „f -*S -m jK 5 t- "*f 15, I Convention In City of Cork Delegate* Given a Cordial Greeting in 8outb of Ireland—Or. Crozier, Prot estant Primate, Voices Sentiment of National Unity Devlin Received with Enthusiasm—Remarkable Dem onstration of Good Will and Non Sectionalism— Sinn Fein Hostility Quickly Suppressed. Tbe twenty-second meeting of the Irish Convention was held on 27th nit. In the Crawford Technical Insti tute, Cork. The Chairman (Sir Horace Plunk ett) took the chair at 10:30 o'clock. The discussion on proposals for the future government of Ireland was con tinued, and the presentation stage con cluded., Before the adjournment the Lord Mayor of Belfast proposed and the Mayor of Derry seconded: That the best thinks of the Con vention are due and are hereby ten dered, to the Lord Mayor and citizens of Cork for-their courteous reception to the Lord Mayor for his kindly wel come, for the hospitality extended to the Convention at the ceremony of the Throwing of the Dart, to the Re ception Committee and the numerous residents in Cork who entertained the different members of tbe Convention to the Chairman and Commissioners of the Harbor Board for the hospital ity extended at luncheon on Tuesday to Lord Mldleton for the hospitality extended towards the Convention at luncheon on Thursday to the Direc tors of the Munster and Leinster Bank and the associated banks for their entertainment on Tuesday afternoon to Mr. A. MacMullen for his entertain ment In the Royal Cork Yacht Club on Wednesday to Sir William Gould ing and the directoAs of the G. S. and W. Railway for providing special trains from Dublin to Cork and from Cjrk to Dublin, and for entertaining the Convention during the journeys to ttp. ^.Iiirirm.an aad Committee and. Principal and staff of the €mwford Technical Institute for placing these premised at the disposal of the Con vention, and for the perfect arrange ments made for their reception to the various clubs and institutions in the city which conferred upon the members of the Convention the priv ilege of membership to numerous per sons who placed their motor cars at the disposal of the Convention and, above all, to the Reception Commit tee, especially the hon. secretary, Mr. Horgan, and Dr. Windle, for the or ganisation and great kindness. This motion was spoken to by P. J. O'Neill (chairman of the Dublin Coun ty Council), Alderman McCarron, J. E. Redmond, M. P., and H. T. Barrie, M. P., and was carried by acclama tion. The Lord Mayor of Cork returned thanks. (Continued on Page 8.) O'CoBHir Sees Bright Futire For Ireland Dominion 8elf-Government the tion of Political Problem. Solu- All Irishmen Agree With Wilton's Dic tum, the World Must Be Made Safe for Democracy—Ireland's New Till age Over 700,000 Acres Henry Ford's Great Industrial Enterprise in South of Ireland. The greatest service which men of Irish birth and ancestry. Jn the United States can perform for the permanent good of Ireland is to help win the war for America and the allies, and for democracy, is the message brought to the West by T. P. ("Tay Pay") O'Con nor, M. P., veteran journalist and Irish leader. Every Irishman is at heart a demo crat in the broad sense of the word ami necessarily agrees with President Wilson's demand "that the world shall be made safe for democracy," viewing it as impossible to separate his appeal for the rights of small na tions from the case of Ireland, the Nationalist leader told members of the Chicago Irish Fellowship Club wtto met him. Irish Agree With Wilson. "Every Irishman is at heart a dem ocrat," said Mr. O'Connor. "I am not using the word, of course, in the American party sense, but in the broader sense. Every Irishman neces sarily agrees with President Wilson's demand that tbe world should be safe for democracy. "Partly by their own convictions, partly by intimate associations be tween their race and the United States, American ideals of govern ment generally appeal to the Irish mind." Mr. O'Connor was asked for his opinion as Irish «nestion. Sfe\ A to the best solution of tbe "What is roughly and generally called dominion self-government," was the reply. "By which I mean, as one of the first things, fiscal autonomy involving their right to impose and collect Irish taxes and the substitu tion of the present identity of taxa tion between England and Ireland by an imperial contribution based on the vast disproportion between" Irish and English resources. That is the solu tion I would like the convention to reach." "Do they, the IriBh War Develops Industries. New Irish industries are being de veloped by the war, according to Mr. O'Connor, though not as largely as they might be. "We had had a struggle to get our share of munition, shipping and other work, and even yet we have not got our fair share, but in England pull, red tape, narrowness and the un happy accident of a reactionary offi cial being in some pivotal place, are not yet at an end," he said. "Still, a good deal has been done. A good deal more, I hope, will be done. The advantage bpth to Ireland and to Eng ftd, fw^,#e1f fes other countries, will be tliat the vast machinery required for producing munitions and other im Protest Agiiast Tens, "Protestant" The Church England Regards Such Designation as Obnoxious— "R. I. P." Inscription on Crosses on Graves of Sol diers Not Objectionable. London, October 20.—A British gen eral on the western front finds his men so imbued by the Catholic tradi tion which is all around them that those in charge of ,the cemetery have been carving "R. I. Vol. XXXI. No. 49 Minneapolis, Minn., Saturday, October, 27 1917 people, consider President W'lson's policies an aid to their cause?" was asked. "I have no official or indeed private information as to President Wilson's views regarding Ireland, but all the same I have a very strong conviction that President Wilson has so far as official decorum would permit and pos sibly even on some anxiety from the other side to know his views, used all his'influence to produce a satis factory settlement of the Irisfi ques tion in the interest of not only Ire land, but of America and all of the allies. "However that may be, and of course, I do not pretend to have any official or private information upon the matter, Irishmen think it is quite impossible to separate his appeal for the rights of small nations from the case of Ireland." be^Ur^l°,0ther and -more peaceful and fruitful pur poses after the war. The lathe, which helps to make a shell, can help to make a plow. "I must not omit to mention among the many things that promise a great industrial revival in Ireland the gi gantic enterprise upon which Henry Ford has entered in the south of Ire land. My opinion is that this enter prise of Mr. Ford's will create as big an industrial revolution in Ireland as it has in this country. Effect on Agriculture. "The war affected the agricultural industries of Ireland enormously. Do you realize that while England has put only 300,000 and Scotland 50,000 acres into. new tillage, Ireland will have over 700,000 new acres? "Of course you are well aware that the price of all agricultural products has been raised enormously by the war, and necessarily Ireland gains by this. "A curious by-product of the war is the settling of one of the most difficult problems of IriBh life. As you know, we have in Ireland large tracts from which, in the old days of famine and emigration, the people had been expelled and replaced by cattle and sheep. The war 1s now completing the breaking up of these ranches." If." (Requiescat in Pace) oir all the wooden crosses of the military cemeteries in the vi cinity, regardless of the religion of the soldier who rests beneath. The general, thinking' this might shock the feeling/ of Trotestant rela tives, has issued an order that R. I. P. is only to be put on the crosses of Catholic soldiers. The Anglican "Church Times" is so angry orcer this order that it gives itself away unwit tingly. First it launches out against the deprivation of an appeal for eter nal rest suffered by Anglican dead, and then it rages that Anglicans and Nonconformists should be grouped in the same category. Abandoning all pretense, it Bays that "The Church of England refuses to be Protestant!" If this is the case tbe sooner she makes her submission to the Holy See the better. Sharp and Illuminating Debate Redmond Motion. '4Wrf--| Sinn Fein Plots Alleged to Be. In spired 'and Aided by Von Bernstorff —De Valera's Speeches Cited in Proof of German Machinations. Work of Convention Will Be Speeded Up—Criticism and Responses Clar ify the Political Atmosphere, and Point the Way to Success of Con vention—Intimated That Sinn Fein ers Plot Failure of Convention Pro gram. London, Oct. 23.—The debate on the Redmond motion in the House of Commons brought out many interest ing developments, which may have the effect of illuminating the course of Irish progress toward emancipation and freedom. Among the most impor tant of these developments is the spe cific reiteration by the premier of the Government's pledge to enact into leg islation the plan of government adopt ed by the Irish convention, in response to a request by Mr. Dillon for assur ances on this matter. De Valera's speeches were bitterly attacked as cold-blooded incitements to a repeti tion of the horrors of Easter week,, and it was charged that he and the Sinn Fein party, of which he is now the leader, are deliberately working for the failure of the convention. It was also charged that this party is still acting in co-operation with the Germans and receiving monetary as sistance from Teutonic sources. The" debate was carried on with excellent temper on both sides, and will unques tionably tend to promote the feeling of good will that is already manrifes ing itself in public gatherings in Eng land and Ireland. A speeding up of the long protracted .. sessions of the IriBh convention now W jeo»ion at Dublin, endeavoring to arrange a form of home rule, was ex pected today following yesterday's sharp debate on the Irish problem. Premier Lloyd George revealed the government's knowledge of formidable and widespread Sinn Fein plots in which certain Sinn Fein leaders were aided and abetted by Germans. Most positive of all Premier Lloyd George's statements was that declar ing that England would never permit any plan for the sovereign independ ence of Ireland—a secession move ment which, he said, was inspired by the Sinn Feiners. In the course of his speech Premier Lloyd George declared the government was aware that arrangements were again being made, partly by*. Count von •Bernstorff, to land arms in Ireland. The premier said that the govern ment could not possibly forget what had happened only 18 months ago. "In order to save those poor people who honestly believed they were doing their beBt for their country from being persuaded by others," continued the premier, "I thought it essential that the government should take action, not provocative action, but firm ac tion." Rebellion to Be Crushed. "There are three things the govern ment ought to make clear ih the in terests of Ireland: First, incitement to rebellion cannot be permitted. The Germans nearly landed arms for that Resistance to Conscription Alleged Cause of Trouble—Hope that Sinn Fein Convention at Dublin May Check Militant Elements—Disturb ance Most Acute'in the West of Ire land—Several Arrests of Local Lead ers in Cork and Limerick. London, Oct. 25.—The seriousness of the situation in Ireland is insisted upon by a correspondent of the Daily Mail, who has been following the Sinn Fein doings for several weeks. He says the whole of West Ireland is on the verge of armed rebellion, and that the question of conscription is causing the trouble, and continues: "The young priests in Professor De Valera's train have suddenly awakened to the danger of the spark they helped to kindle and are now trying to quench it, but I fear it has gone too far. The militant Sinn Feiners are at the top of their stride. They have been al lowed to carry their program to a pitch which it seems almost hopeless to break by pacific means. "The Sinn Feiners are sublimely confident, and say that Tuesday's de bate-in parliament shows plainly the government is afraid of them." Ray of Hope Is 8e«n. The correspondent, however, adds LLOYD GEORGE AGAIN PLEDGES GOVERNMENT TO ENACT PLANS APPROVED DY IRISH CONVENTION of REBELLION IMMINENT IN IRELAND SINN FEINERS IN MOOD OF DEFIANCE purpose 18 months ago. We know that arrangements are being made for arms to be landed again and we know that it is partly done by von Bern storff. Second, a thing no government can permit is organization for rebel lion." After referring to the drilling and the marching going on in Ireland and the exportations of De Valera, the premier declared that what was going cm in Ireland was a deliberate at tempt to enroll and drill thousands of young men—who in England would have been compulsory enlisted—in preparation tqr rebellion. The third point was that there was a deal of talk in Ireland among the Sinn Fein: leadefs, which, said the premier, did not mean home rule or self-government, but separation or se cession. There was a demand for the sovereign independence of Ireland, and, declared the premier: "We had better say at once that under no con ditions will Great Britain permit any thing of that kind." Henry P. Duke, chief secretary for Ireland, said yestenlay in the House of Commons that'last February the British government deported prisoners from Ireland because Germans again were offering a helping band to Sinn Feiners. Irish Solution Approaching. The belief was expressed by Mr. Duke that the convention was on the eve of a solution of its problems. He announced that while the constitution was in the making the government would do its utmost to avoid the pol icy of making arrests, which he con sidered as likely only to help the se cessionist propaganda. A motion by John E. Redmond, lead er of the Irish party in parliament, was defeated, 211 to 78. The motion follows: "This house deplores the policy which has been pursued by the Irish exeoM^lve government and the Irish military authorities at a time when the highest interests of Ireland and the empire demand the creation of an atmosphere favorable to a successful result of the decisions of the Irish question." The secretary did not complain of the motion or of Mr. Redmond's criti cisms, but felt that all the action taken by the administration in Ireland was justified. The Irish convention, he declared, was a working demonstration of the fact that, if given a fair chance, Irish men could administer their own af fairs. Government Policy Defended. He defended the Irish policy gener ally and pointed to the unprecedented magnanimity with which the Sinn Feiners, who had been endeavoring to stir up a revolt, had been treated. Dealing exhaustively with the seizures of arms and the deatfy of Ashe and Irish volunteers, he said there had been steady organization in every par ish in Ireland and to a considerable extent in the large towns of the new force—the Irish volunteer organiza tion, a rebel force. These men had been told: "We have a store of arms and shall have more before the fate ful day arrives." The new member from East Clare, Professor De Valera, was quoted by the secretary as having said in a Continued on page 6) that there is a ray of hope in that the Sinn Fein- congress, which opens in Dublin today, may result in checking the militant section, for although the military Sinn Fein camp is large, it is not omnipotent. "There is not the slightest doubt," ue asserts, "that' the rock around which the troubled waters are now swirling is the question of conscription. If it were definitely announced by th^ gov ernment and leaders of opinion in Great Britain that no endeavor would be made to force conscription on Ire land before another general election, it is possible that large numbers of Sinn Feiners would refrain from fo menting trouble." The police are now arresting sev eral local leaders in Cork and Lim erick, but the Sinn Feiners say that these are small fry and do not matter. They boast that the authorities dare not arrest Professor De Valera or CountesB Markievicz. Irish Responsibility Suggested. Editorially the Daily Mail empha sizes the "extreme gravity" of the Irish situation as revealed in Tues day's debate in the house of commons. It infers that "the point of irrepres sible conflict is being approached," and does not believe the Sinn Feiners will pay much attention to the warn ing of Premier Lloyd George. The newspaper believes the warning may have to be enforced unless at this late hour some scheme can be devised to make Irishmen themselves responsi ble for the preservation of law and order. The Daily Mail, accordingly, suggests the following: "That the convention be invited to take upon itself the responsibility for nominating a small body of Irishmen to carry on the government in Ireland until the convention has either reached an agreement or adjourned indefi nitely. The great need of the moment is to get management of Irish af fairs into Irish hands as whatever is done by English authority is sure to be misunderstood and resented." DIVISION NO. 4, A. O. H., INVESTS $500 IN LIBERTY BONDS Many Individual Members Also Sub scribe for Uncle Sam's Securities. At a largely attended meeting of Division No. 4, Ancient Order of Hi bernians, held oir Tuesday evening last at their hall, Plymouth avenue and Third street north, a motion was adopted providing for the purchase of five hundred dollars of the new Liberty bond issue. The meeting was also canvassed for individual sub scrptions and nearly every man pres ent signed an application for fifty dollars or more of the new national securities. The $500 subscription will be paid for out of funds now in the treasury. It did not require much urging to secure this action, either on the part of the division or the indi vidual membership, for the organiza tion yields to no other in the quality of its American loyalty. The division is the largest of the ten Hennepin county divisions and has a roster of about 500. James McConville, the president, is well known in the Twin Cities, by reason of his connection with the Hibernians and other frater nal organizations. HEWS BUDGET NOTRE Notre Dame, Ind., Oct. 22,1917. Every officer in the senior'class at Notre Dame University is a self-sus taining student—one who pays as he goes and earns what he pays. The newly elected officers of Notre Dame's senior class are: John A. Lemmer, Escanaba, Mich., president Chas. W. Call, Jackson, Mich., vice president James P. Logan, Denver, Colo., secre tary and Wm. J. Noonan, Decatur, 111., treasurer. For a number of years past these Notre Dame students, who work their way through college, have won more than their proportion of distinctions in college activities of ail kinds, both academic and social. This is true of the four young men chosen to lead the 1918 senior class. Two of these, Call and Logan, are students of jour nalism. This election of working boys recalls the fact that Notre Dame University gives aid to boys willing to work, to the extent of sixty-five thousand dollars annually. Brother Theodosius, C. S. C., died at Notre Dame University last night, of the infirmities of old age, after a residence at the university of fifty seven years. He was born at John ston, Sounty Kilkenny, Ireland, in December, 1837, and became a reli gious at Notre Dame on Aug. 15,1857. His name in the world was Edward Brennan. FORT SNELLING NEWS. The engagements of the following are announced: Sargeant John Law ler to Miss Clara Goldstrand. Thos P. Fiynn, of Chicago, to Miss Florence Krearaer, of N. St. Paul. VValter Laughlin to Miss Johnson. Some of our boys that returned from Chillicothe are making great hits since their return. We would like to see this cold weather continue, as it keeps some of our boys from the Twin Cities at night. The boys will have things all to their own liking when the 40 leave next month for Fort Sheridan. Ernest F. Horton. is great company for the men, since he got his ankle sprained Thursday last. We hope to see him on the playing, field soon again. It looks like home since the boys got the sweaters and four blankets each. Sergt. Erickson left on his vacation Tuesday last for New York. We hope to see him back soon with a Mrs. Erickson by his side. We would ask the boys to see that all their friends attend the amuse ments at the K. of C. Cluj) house on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday nights more punctually. We are sorry to hear that St. Lawler is going to leave lis. I). J. SHARKEY, •Se^ Y-.' "v** (MINNESOTA HISTORICAL OCIL'TY Co. C. 36th Inf. Ft. Snelling, Miaa. i.« »'f HtfV^py K. of C. Work At Camp Dodge Interesting Resume of Activities Re ceived In Letter From Chaplain McDermott. Many Prominent Visitors Express Hearty Approval of Measure Adopt ed for 8ocial and Moral Welfare of 8oldiers—Appeal for More Catholic Books, Magazines and Other Publi cations—The Masses Well Attended, With Many Communicants. Camp Dodge, la., Oct. '23, 1917. Editor Irish Standard: Activities are becoming more and more pronounced at the K. of C. head quarters at Camp Dodge. Larger crowds are finding their way to the services each Sunday morning. Last Sunday 3,600 attended the four masses I (and 175 received Holy Communion. A census of the Catholic officers and men is being taken and soon a complete record will be had. Cards are distributed to those attending mass and the following data is the result: Name Rank Branch Company Regiment. Home address Name of Church you attended rfave you received Sacrament of Con firmation? Are you a member of Holy Name So ciety? What Catholic Fraternal So iety do you belong to? What can you do to assist in enter-' talnments? Can you assist in church choir? Visitbrs, interested in the work, are loud in their praise of what is being done for the spiritual and moral wel fare of the boys also for their social well-being and entertainment. Monsignor McLaughlin of Clinton, Iowa, expressed himself as being es pecially enthusiastic, and gave an un stinted commendation for the work undertaken. Brother Scheming, the "Gfraticl Knightoi fiar ling CtJfifffelli 6* pressed the wish that all the members of his Council and all Knights of Co lumbus could see the work that is be ing done for Mother Church, through the agency of the Knights of Colum bus. Financial aid would then be readily forthcoming and a campaign for funds would not be a necessity. Literature, such as magazines, Cath olic weeklies, and other Catholic pub lications, is being received and ac cepted gratefully by the boys. So far we are indebted to the following amongst others for literature: B. O'Connor, 2217 Deer Park Blvd., Om aha Rev. Luke Donlon, Peosta, Iowa Mike Metz, Wiota, Iowa Rev. John Walsh, Albia, Iowa The Pastor at State Center, Iowa The Catholic Wo men's League, Davenport, Iowa St. Joseph's Academy, Des Moines, Iowa, and tbe Catholic Tribune, Dubuque, Iowa. We acknowledge these contributions with thanks and respectfully ask oth ers to follow their example. We can use copies of the Faith of Our Fath ers, by Cardinal Gibbons, for distri bution to the boys, who are being in structed in tbe Faitb. Enquiries are being constantly made concerning many of the boys. This feature commands our most earnest attention. We are always pleased to hear from the relatives and friends of the boys. The entertainment feature of last week was another rousing tournament, boxing and wrestling, conducted under the able generalship of the energetic field secretary, Mr. George Pflanz, aid ed by his capable assistant, Mr. J. Vincent Mooney. Both are heart and soul, in the work, leaving nothing un done to assist in the cause. Fraternally yours in Christ, PATRICK N. McDERMOTT, Post Chaplain. ROSTER OF CATHOLIC ARMY CHAPLAINS Rev. W. J. Gibson, of Scranton, to Camp McClellan, Anniston, Alabama Rev. Joseph Tomerlin, of Montgomery, Alabama, to Camp Sheridan, Mont gomery Rev. William J. Lallou of Philadelphia, to Camp Hancock, Au gusta, Georgia Rev. Timothy Murphy, O. S. B., of Shawnee, Okla., to Camp Donaphin, Ft. Sill, Oklahoma Rev.' A. J. Tallmadge, of Detroit, to Camp Wadsworth, Spartansburg, S. C. Rev. Martin C. Keating, of Delmar, Cal., to Camp Kearney, Buena Vista, Cal. Rev. Lawrence Bracken, of Brooklyn, to Camp Upton, Yap Hank, L. I. Rev. William Quinn, of the Diocese of Lin coln, Neb., a student of the Catholic University of America, to Camp Tay lor, Louisville, Ky. Rev. J. M. Loner gan of Carey Station, 111., to Camp Grant, Rockford, 111. Rev. P. N. Mc Dermott, of Messina. Iowa, to Camp Dodge, Des Moines, Iowa Rev. F. P. Coitpal, C. 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