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Count Plunkett Bears Message From
Prisoners in Birmingham to
Brethren at Home.
Distorting the Proposals of President
'Labor Almost Without Representation
in The British Parliament.
Will There Be An English Sinn Fein
Rev. M. O'Flanagan, who. received
an enthusiastic welcome from an
enormous audience at the great Vic
tory Concert in the Mansion House
spoke of the recent elections, and, re
ferring to the large number of peo
ple whom he had addressed in various
parts of the country, said it was easy
for a large crowd of people to degen
erate into a mob where there was no
discipline, but lie saw 110 mobs any
where in Ireland, but largo masses of
people conducting themselves in an or
derly way, and protected from any in
fluence that would cause disturbance
by disciplined young men.
Referring to the fact that the lead
ing men of Ireland were in prison,
he asked what was the Lord Lieuten
ant of Ireland but the Governor of the
Irish jails. These imprisoned leaders
were dealing with their governors in
the way that Austin Stack and the
others were doing and the Lord Lieu
tenant of Ireland and his hirelings
might soon find themselves confronted
'with a country that was just a Belfast
Jail on a big scale.
Artificial Feeding.
He had got a leter from Peterhead,
where there were 3 Irish prisoners,
and it stated that they had been on
hunger strike for 2 weeks, but col
lapsed after 9 days, and were being
artificially fed in hospital.
He went onv to say that they had an
audience all over the world anxious to
know about Ireland. They had got
one good lesson about Ireland in the
recent elections. It would be neces
sary to make it plain to the nations of
the world that in dealing with Eng
land they were dealing with a hypo
crite. She had kept Ireland surround
ed by an impenetrable fence which
was set up by Ireland's own leaders,
•but it had how been knocked down,
finally and forever. ..
They had now got a leadership that
would give clear and definite expres
sion to what the people had always
felt' in their hearts. Not everyone
who voted for Sinn Fein was full of
the complete spirit of the new inove
ment, and, therefore, they had an edu
cational propaganda to continue. There
was a long road to go before the full
.spirit of this new movement had per
meated the rank and file of the peo
ple, because- it was not merely a na
tional movement, but a movement for
purity, independence, courage and
honesty in public life.
He was not in any sort of hysterical
impatience about the coming of Irish
freedom. If it was* postponed even
for a few years the discipline of liv
ing consciously in an enslaved coun
try would develop a type of citizen
ship in Ireland in the spirit of the new
movement which would bring a re
ward a hundredfold when the time
came for the flag to wave over an in
dependent Ireland, and the more they
gained their independence by a devel
opment'of their own strength at home
rather than by the help of foreign
countries, the greater and better would
be the freedom when it came.
The Turn of the Tide.
Let them 'do everything in their
power to make us of the international
forces at their disposal at present, and
they must remember, no matter what
the outside world might do or say, they
were true to the ideal of a complete
ly Independent Ireland, and they were
going to work and prepare for it, and
insist on having it. The tide had risen
^at last in Ireland, "and there was no
power on earth could push it back.
Count Plunkett, who was loudly
cheerfed, said he had come from Bir
mingham Prison, where 10 -comrades
were still under England's lock and
key. Father O'Flanagan and the brave
men working, with him had accom
plished within the past few months
such a work as had never been
equalled in the history of Ireland.
The men in Birmingham Prison sent
the message, "Tell the people that we
are prepared, if need be, to rot in Eng
lish -jails for Ireland. Let them not
weary of well-doing in Ireland, and
we will not weary of waiting for lib
erty for ourselves anfl our country."
The late leaders of the Irish Party
got their grip on the people -by using
phrases that meant ohe thing to the
people and another to themselves. It
was the leaders who went wrong and
not the people. Referring to the men
at present in prison he said it was
Ireland's business to see that they
were not kept in prison. There were
resolute men in Ireland who would see
Father O'Flanagan Reviews
The Irish Election
Saturday, February 1, 1919 E I S S A N A
that if-England did not immediately
release these prisdners, England
would be made sorry for it.
New Duties Since Election.
The victory at the polls was some
thing imposing a new series of duties
on the people of Ireland. The elec
tions represented the power of pub
lic opinion and constituted the mater
191 of a Government for Ireland. It
was their
business, haying
representation of Ireland, to see.that
the will of Ireland was carried into
These people were elected, not sole
ly to keep away from Westminister,
but to stay in Ireland and carry out
the will of Ireland. Troubles might oc
cur in England, and already the vic
tory of Lloyd George and his friends
had been so terrible that they were
frightened of it, and especially as it
left Labor almost unrepresented in
the Imperial Parliament, which meant
that possibly' Labor troubles would
begin because Labor would come to
see that in the House of Commons
it had no power, and consequently the
S. F. movement in England might
President Wilson had found Lloyd
George and the French Premier each
trying ingeniously to make out of cer
tain proposals what they did not mean.
The next subject of contention might
lje a difference of principle between
England and America. He concluded
by saying that there was only one
thing for them in Ireland to rely up
on, and that was their owu determina
tion, and if they acted with common
purpose, whether it took 3 months or
3 years, the liberty of Ireland was se
Representative Julius Kahn, Cali
fornia, ranking Republican meinber of
the House committee on military af
fairs, will probably be" chairman of
the committee in the next congress.
tags Trumpeter Swan.
The State Normal Training Museuti:
of Natural History at Pittsburg. Kan.
has a rare bird in the shape of a frvm
peter swan, rare in this northern lati
tude. It was killed by a young man
while hunting on the Spring river. He
took it to several local naturalists be
fore It was identified.
Mew Yorker Obtains MacHines
From Canadian Government.
Cost of Equipment to G^eat Bfitsir.
Said to Have Been More Than
New York, Jan. 31—The worlds
greatest private owner of airplanes
airplane engines aiul parts is Roy U.
Conger of Nev York. He announced4
the purchase of 3"0 airplanes, 700 en
gines and vast quantities- of parts rnc"
accessories from the Canadian gov
ernment, which disposed of the plane
allotted by the British government fo
Canada's war fliers. Fifty plane:
were returned to Canada to train mer
,in colleges as fliers.
The cost of the equipment to Grea
Britain was said to have been men
than $10,000,000. The price Conge
paid is unknown.
The planes will" be diverted intf
commercial transportation lines ir
Canada, according to present plan?
and Conger expects later to enter th
field at Erie, Pa.
secured tb
United States Spent More Than
Tjfiventy-six Billion Dollars
in 22 Months.
Unofficial Reports Place C6st of Con*
flict to Great Britain During
Four Years at About
Washington, Jan. 31.—The Ameri
can government's war expenses show
no sign of decreasing materially, ex
cept in loans to the Allies, although
nearly three months have passed since
the signing of the armistice.
In January the. Treasury paid out
about $1,600,000,000 for ordinary war
expenses exclusive of Allied loans, or
only $70,000,000 less than in Dot-em
ber $55,000,000 less than in Novem
ber and considerable more tb ni in
any month theretofore.
The government's aggregate ex
penses in the 22 months of war have
been $26,356,000,000, is was calculated.
This includes $7,875,000,000 loaned to
Latest unofficial reports place at
$40,^40,000,000 the cost of more than
four years of war to Great Britain
including $5,553,000,000 loaned to her
Allies. From the same British source
also comes the estimate that the war
has cost Germany $38,750,000,00(1. of
which $2,250,000 was loaned to its
Payments Being Made Now.
Officials explained that this was not
to be taken as indication that produc
tion of
materials is continuing at
the tremendous rate of several months
ago. Manufacturers are now present
ing their bills and receiving payment
for materials delivered long ago, how
ever, and this keeps up expenses.
This liquidation of war contracts to
be given added impetus after passage
of pending legislation, providing for
validation of informal orders, is ex
pected to be a new source of high
outlays for the next month or two.
New Loan Essential.
Payments to the Allies fell to about
$190,000,000 in January. When these
loans were first instituted the govern
ment contemplated turning over about
$500,000,000 credits to the Allies every
month, but actual payments ordinarily
Tan around $380,000,000 monthly.^
The treasury cited figures on the
present government outlay to empha
size the necessity for another big war
loan of five or six billion dollars in
April. Current expenses now $re paid
largely out of borrowings from banks
and other purchasers of the govern
ment's short term certificates of in
Anti-American Feeling Aroused by
-Senate Resolution.
Washington, Jan. 31.—Anti-Ameri
can feeling in Mexico, according to
advices received by the State depart
ment and members of the Senate for
eign relations committee, has been in
creased by recent agitation in the
senate.and southwestern states for ac
quisition by the United States of
Lower California, as purposed in a
resolution introduced by Senator Ash
urst of Arizona.
Bitter criticism of the proposal is
being made in Mexican newspapers
and by prominent Mexicans in North
ern Mexico.
Number of Persons Said to Have Been
Slain in ^Mexico.
Nogales, Ariz., Jan. 31.—Renewed
outbreaks by Yaqui Indians in the
state of Sonora, Mex., and near Guay
mas, already have cost the lives of
at least 23 Mexicans in the last few
days, travelers arriving reported.
Nine Mexicans were beaten to death
by the Indians between Hermosillo
and- Ures, Sonora.
A second Yatfui outbreak occurred
within gunshot of Guaymos, travelers
said, and 14 Mexicans were killed^
Daniels Says ftadio Stations Have Not
Been Acquired.
Washington, Jan. 31.—In reply to
the speech of Republican Leader Matin
in the House declaring Secretary Dan
iels should be impeached for purchas
ing radio stations after authority had
been refused by cdngress, Mr. Daniels
said the-Navy department had not pro
ceded in any way toward the acquisi
tion of high power commercial radio
stations or the building of a new naval
plant since congress failed to author
tee these projects.
Honor American Womanhood.
With the American Army of Occu
pation, Jaff. 31.—A movement to erect
in Washington, D. C., a monument to
"American womanhood in commemo
ration to her loyalty, sacrifices and de
votion'to the American expeditionary
forces" has been started by the Third
American army. Letters suggesting
the idea were written recently to all
the commanding officers of the Third
army by Col. E. St. J, Grebleft Jr.,
commander of the Seventy-sixth field
artillery, Third division.
V. A
DeSehanty Sent to SuppoVt Fa
mous Lost Battalion.
Former New York Architect Takes 177
Yanks, Leads Way in Dark Along
Railway Track and Obtain In
formation. of Great Importance to
Americans, Which Later Got Whit
tlesey Out of His Death Ravine.
How Capt. Bradley Delehanty of the
Three Hundred and Eighth "got
through to Whittlesey" when that now
famous battalion 'commander was cut
off in the Argonne forest is a story
that ranks with the heroic defense of
Whittlesey itself.
Like AVliittlesey, Pelehanty is
city man, a New Yorker. lie is a
dapper little architect. Put he comes
of fighting, blood, lie is a son of the
late Capt. Daniel Deiehant.v of the
navy, who hopped dowu from tfre
bridge of his gunboat off Matanzas,
Cuba, in 1S9S, and himself pointed the
gun that sent the last Spanish Hag
toppling off the battlenienls of the
old forts there, lie is a nephew of
Supreme Court Justice Francis H. Dei
ehant.v of New York.
Before the war he had studied in
Faris, so when lie arrived in France
his knowledge of the language soon
landed him on the regimental staff as
intelligence ofiiocr.
Rut during that fierce month of
fighting up through the gun-blasted
Argonne, as Delehanty says, revert
ing to the navy, "it was a case of
nil hands and the cook," and so it
was that on the flight of this par
ticular exploit he was in command of
company of the Three Hundred and
Eighth infantry of tin1 Seventy-seventh
division, the draft division of New
York city.
Delehanty Ordered Up.
Whittlesey, in command of his im
mortal battalion, was leading the ad
vance. With bis grim jaw set and
his shoulders hunched be was form
ing the tough spearhead of the Amer
ican advance to the west of the
Meuse. He had got orders to go ahead
and he had done It. He had done it
better than anyone thought he could
—and he had been surrounded. A
dozen ineffectual attempts had been
made to pierce the screen of German
machine guns and trench mortars that
had filtered in behind him. When
night fell the colonel of the Three
Hundred and Eighth sent for Dele
"Go up to the support." he said.
"Take command of company and
get Into touch with Whittlesey.
We're getting nothing but a pigeon
message from him now."
"It's tough country, that Argonne,"
Delehanty told the story later. "It's
hard country to get through in the
daytiipe. It's worse at night. And
when I got up to Tv company, ma
chine gun bullets were flying like
locusts, and whizz-hangs out of those
trench mortars were flopping over
every 30 seconds and blowing boys
to smithereens when they bit. I
seiit out half a dozen runners. Rut
none of them ever came back.
Finally I sent out two whole patrols
with orders to reach Whittlesey by
different routes. Then I reported to
the colonel. Anything else meant
moving tiie whole company, and I
had to ask him about that.
"Then every half liopr or so he'd
call on the telephone and" ask me if
I'd heard from these patrols. Finally,
about midnight, he couldn't stand it
uny longer.
Delehanty Got There.
'Delehanty,' he said, 'you've got a
hundred and seventy-seven men there
with you. You take them all. You
go up' through the woods until you
connect with Whittlesey and you keep
at it until you d»t get him, if you
onTy have seven men left when you
get there*
And Delehanty got there—not
with, seven, hut with the whota hun
dred and seventy-seven. But he frank
ly admits he was scared.
"Well," he said, turning with a grin
to Lieutenant Scott, General Scott's
son who was with hirt. "This Isgood
by. old kid."
"Yeah," replied Scott, "it looks like
Delehanty called the company
round him. He told them what the
orders were. Not a man flinched.
"There's one chance of getting up
there." said the young captain.
"If we go through the woods we'll
get lost and shot. But there's a rail
road track running up that way. "If
we follow that w« may get shot—but
we won't get lost. It's single file and
every man keep a hand on the "man
ahead of him. Come on."
And Deiehant.v led the file. A tiny
radio compass gave him the direction.
The railroad embankment had been
shelled and machine-gunned for
hours. By a strange streak of luck
the Boche haf decided to let it alone
for a few minutes. Andcompany
sneaked up that track between bursts,
the whole 177 of them.
Suddenly Delelrtinty bumped into
It was#Vhittlesey's battalion.
"Holy smpke!" he cried. "I dtdn't
know you were this close."
"jpi! Sh!" rasped the quick answer.
"The Boche is there and thtrt and
there. He'll hear you." And he might
have at that, for the nervy band had
sneaked through the single gap In
the Boche ring. But they had estab
lished contact with Whittlesey.
Got Valuable Information^
One of tlje Whittlesey command had
just killed a German otlicer. lie had
found upon him a piap of.the "whole
neighboring woods, drawn up to the
last.minute. It revealed the whole
problem that the Americans had been
trying for days to solve in the dark.
Delehanty was the regimental intelli
gence otlicer. He sent this message
back to the colonel.
"Have information Of great impor
tance. Shall I remain command
company or return? Am with Whit
And the answer came back:
So that is why Delehanty happened
not to be with the Whittlesey bat
talion the next night when they were
cut off for good and when they stayed
Cut off for nearly a whole week. Rut
the map he brought back from that
dead German otlicer was the map that
enabled the American brigade finally
to smash through to the ravine where
Whittlesey's men were lighting and
dying. Incidentally, it was the map
that helped the Americans, too, to
go far beyond. It was his nerve that
took liim through for the last con
nection with Whittlesey. It was
his appreciation of the informa
tion Jie happened on that sent him
back again over the 'perilous trail,
and it was that information that event
ually got Whittlesey out of his death
"Pelehanty." they say in the Sev
enty-seventh, "went through."
It Is Said That Even Rotten Eggs At
tract Wild Animals.
"Thar ain't nothin' in tlie world but
Is good for soinethin'," is one of the
favorite sayings of Jim Buckley of
Bear Lake, Alberta.
Buckley is a thrifty soul. He farms
in summer mid traps in winter and
between wheat: and furs he is grow
ing rich. One morning while his wife
was cooking breakfast she broke a
rotten egg into a skillet ami was start
ing toward the door to throw it away
when Buckley slopped her.
"Woman, don't throw that egg
away." said Buckley.
"But it's rotten," protested his wife.
"Makes no difference," declared the
philosopher. "Thar ain't notliin' in
the world but—"
"James Buckley," exclaimed his
wife, "I've heard that a thousand
The wolf never sniffs at the doors
of the prosperous farmers of the I'eace
river country. But foxes are differ
ent animals and—here Is something
you don't know—rotten eggs nre
rated ns an epicurean tidbit in vulpine
Soldier Killed Soon After He Received
the Photograph.
Although he had never seen his
baby, born after his departure for
France, Lieut. Ralph S. Bush of Junc
tion City, Kan., received a picture of
the little one Just before be was killed
in action, according to a letter to Mrs.
Bush from a brother oflicer, Lieut.
James C. Hod in.
"Ralph had just received the photos
of the baby and he showed them to all
of us," writes Lieut. Rodin. "At. noon
(on August t), on a long inarch toward
Flsmes) we received orders to move
over across the railroad and river and
attaclc the woods that run parallel with
another railroad norfli of it, but west
of Kisines. When all were across the
Germans threw an artillery barrage
on us and around us. We kept, mov
ing to make less casualties. We had
a few, anil Lieutenant Bush was
among them. He was hit with a piece
of shrapnel and killed Instantly. He
was ahead of his men, leading them
on and through."
45 Cars in Wilson Party.
That a fleet of 4f cars are attached
to,President Wilson's party, now tour
ing Europe, is the news received at
Bucyrus, O. The information comes
from Private Garlen Fairchlld of that
city.- He is with Motortruck Repair
Unit .'{OS, and Is one the men in
charge of the fleet.
American Plan
$2.50 to $5.00
Only American PlahHoteJ in City
Germany, However. Must Make
Reparation for Damage Done.
Each Allied Country to Stand Its Own
War Cost, Is Reported Agree
ment of Envoys.
London, Jan. 31.—The Paris cor
respondent 'of the Evening Standard
says lie has reason for reporting that
the peace conference has settled one
important point in regard to the in
demnity question.
The conference, he declares, has
eliminated any intention of calling up
on Germany and her associates to pay
the Allied countries the cost of the
war or to impose heavy indemnities
upon enemy nations.
"But the minds of the conference,"
tl»e correspondent adds, "are fixed
that there shall be full and ample rep
aration for unjustifiable damage done.
A very sharp distinction is being
drawn between damage which result
ed from legitimate warfare and dam
age which was wanton."'
The correspondent says that Serbia
and Belgium have formulated claims
for reparation in detail. Serbia's bill
is the largest, but as Belgium suffered
first sho will receive first considera
The idea that Germany should re
turn the indemnity she took from
France in 1871 lias been abandoned,
the Evening Standard's correspondent
continues. British claims, ho adds,
are for damage dona in air raids and
through the sinking of merchant ships.
In the case of ships, the reparation to
Great Britain will be in kind.
Fifteen Hundred at Leavenworth Re
fuse to Work.
Leavenworth, Kan., Jan. :?1.—More
than 1,500 of the :t,ri70 prisoners in the
United States disciplinary barracks
here, where (ire destroyed a quarter
master store, house with a loss esti
mated at more- than $100,000, refused
t.'o leave their cells or to perform any
labor. The other prisoners signified
their willingness to
on with
their daily routine.
Four grievances cited by the prison
ers are being heard and investigated.
Informs Northern Russians There Is
No Need for Alarm.
Archangel, Jan. .11.—The Northern
Russian government in a proclamation
to the population wains the people
against any unnecessary alarm over
the recent events which resulted in
the evacuation of Shenkursk by
American and Allied forces.
The proclamation says it was neces
sary to evacuate Shenkursk because
of the small forces available for its
Resolution Opposing Plan is Intro
duced in House.
Washington, Jan. 31.—Purchase by
the War department of the sites of ex
isting army training camps would be
prohibited without, specific authority
from congress under a resolution
offered in t.ho House by Representa
tive Anthony of Kansas, at the re
quest of the members of the Military
The resolution was introduced after
Secretary Baker and Assistant Secre
tary Crowell had appeared before the
committee to urge acquisition of the
sites of all national army cantonments
and two National Guard camps, Sevier,
S. C., and Kearney, Cal.
Masculine Styles Decreed.
Atlantic City, N. J., Jan. 31.—The
"inspirational" in ipen's raiment was
decreed for 1918 by the National As
sociation of Merchant Tailors in ses
sion here. To be more explicit and
use their own words: "Masculine
styles for the ensuing 12 months are
to be sprlgthly without conspicuous
ness, dashing without verging on ex
tremes, youthful in temperament and
inspirational." Furthermore, men who
have worn flannels heretofore as "rec
reational raiment" must give 'em ujh
pheasant IRoom
Dancing Every Evening, 9 to 12 Pi M.
European Plan
$1.00 to $3.00

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