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Blow the bugles, sound the trumpets,
let clarions ring loud and long, light
a fire on every hilltop, let the whole
world march in. one grand, elaborate,
glorious, enthusiastic parade and an
nounce to the birds of the air, the
beasts of the field, and the fishes be
neath the. sea, that the creation is no
longer a mystery. Lo and behold!
from within the letter-strewn office of
the editor of a daily paper comes the
voice of a prophet. Ladies and gentle
men, we are now in a position to Solve
the great problem. We shall soon
know whether Darwin is right or
wrong. Don Quixote is dead but a
noble champion has stepped into the
breach and knight-errantry, shall no
longer be discredited. Diogenes has
set down his lantern. The honest man
has been found,' whence cometh the
voice of the prophet. You may ask.
Wherefore walketh this paragon of
virtue? You may enquire, where dwel
leth this gentleman extraordinary, this
biped super-excellent, you may wish
to be informed? Ladies and gentle
men, this superman, this luminary of
philosophy unexcelled, this dauntless
spirit unparalleled, this fountain^ of
knowledge magnificent to whom the
hieroglyphics on the ancient Egyptiui
catacombs Are. as easily decipherable
bb the Inscription tn a bottle ot."014
Jlye" ls,the mellifluqus author who
Ins .'penned, Is the, exquisite master
mind who has planned that famous
literary, poetical, instructive and edu
cational editorial In the Minneapolis
Tribune of June 16th, in the year of
our Lord, one thousand, nine hundred
and nineteen, entitled "The Senate
and' Irish Independence." 1.
We have made our announcement.
Is there anything to be said, any con
tradiction to be made, any statement
to the contrary to be suggested? Ha!
do we hear a dissenting voice, do we
hear a grumbling murmur, do we be
ll hold a furious human arise, with fire
Knight* Who Won War Laurels Have
Big Future Work to Aid in Care
for Nation's. Youth,
The Knights of Columbus were well
known before they ever ventured Into
war relief work. But since they went
Into that exacting line of endeavor
and made a decided success of it, they
hftve fonnd themselves, not only fam
ous, but depended upon by the nation
to do big things In time of peace, just
as they did big things during the war.
s&s: William J. McGinley, supreme secre
tary of the Knights of Columbus, who
recently returned* to his home in New
York, after an official visitation to the
far Northwest K. of C. jurisdictions,
states that he has come back to the
feja East with a sense of this new respon
stbllity which the country desires the
Knights of Columbus to take. This
was Impressed upon him at every
point he touched on his western trip.
"While no concrete program ba#'
been put forward yet," says Mr. McGin
ley, "there is certainly a wide and
strong feeling among the Knights ol
Columbus and among themafes ofpeo
pie who know the value of the K. of
C: war work, that the Knights sfabnii?
stand definitely forward as pr»
iQOters amd agenta of beneficial move
ments in tbhesof peace.
"The Knights have a vast recon
struction work in hand, 'which com
prises the most widely Tamlfied em
ptoyment service in fhe country, with
over l£00 bureaus and over 87,000
workers. In vocatfonai training for
disabled stddieis the Knighis aiei also
twoiwujiW remarkable- results,
and the UnSkf Question
in his eye, with fury on his brow, with
bitter antagonism delineated in every
muscle of Ills visage? Who are thou,
who would pluck the laurels from the
brow of this editorial writer of the
Byronlan soul? Answer us, and furn
ish your reasons, if you~have any, im
mediately, why our statements should
not be accepted as read, and why our
enunciations should not be recorded as
(The Rebellious Mortal takes the
stand). Hear him:
"My name is Freedom. I shall now
proceed to state the reason why the
editorial in the Tribune of June 16th,
on "The Senate and Irish Indepen
dence" is not deserving of praise, but
is, on the contrary, deserving of con
demnation from any man, whether he
Is Celt or Mongol, who believes in the
holy principle of Fair-play. First, the
editorial writer asserts that "the pas
sage of a. resolution by the Senate of
the United States favoring the inde
pendence of Ireland has produced ex
actly the effect it might have been ex
pected to produce in England" and
that "the people of Great Britain
were as much surprised as were the
people of the United States, and are
resentful of what, they deem an un
warrantable meddling -with their do
uestic affairs." Now the question arises
in my mind, is this editorial writer
an Englishman' from England sent
here as promulgator anlT dissemina
tor of English propaganda or is he
an American, born in thiB great coun
try, which the immortal Washington
rescued from the curse of English
rule, whose only source of Information
on the Irish question is the statements
of the Northcliffe press or the imperi
alistic effusion of T.
O'Connor? He
is, to judge from the foregoing ex
tracts from his editorial, a man who
considers the Irishquestiopa strictly
Engllsh'one. If he were educated, he
should be acquainted with Irish his-
(Continued on Page 2)
bt Colii^bus Face
Gigantic Peace Task
having thriving schools in some of
the great camps. A comprehensive
Americanization program is also un
der way—a program whose practice
Will be the fostering of the true Amer
ican spirit in foreign-born aspirants
for citizenship and their children
through the K. of C. council
"But the idea gaining more and
more support throughout the country
is that the Knights of Columbus should
sponsor, in every city of practicable
size, the erection and maintenance of
a large social center, under Catholic
auspices, but with doors open to all.
These centers, if" is proposed, should
contain recreational facilities for
young people and educational facilities
for botfi young and old.
"As a matter of, fact, and appropri
ately enough in Columbus, Ohio, the
idea has not only been propounded: it
is being put to the test. A campaign
for $300,000.00 for this very object is
now under way, with every prospect
of success. Columbus may lead the
way to similar campaigns in all the
larger cities and in many of the smal
ler ones. A drive In Ifew ^or$ is con
templated for the tell.
"The Knights of Columbus cannot
return to their former status of a
Widely organised but privately-work
ttf organisation. The Knights must
and will keep moving forward. With a
rapidly increasing membership and an
organization attuned to the highest
efficiency fcy capable fulfillment of an
iDmttte inr and reconstruction task,
the Knights are prepare^ to assume'
new work as It becomes plain to them
that they are qualified to do it and do
it well. The war proved the strength
of the Knights of Columbus and now
that peaee fshere, that strength most
he maintained in service for the public
Boston, June 29.—One of the great
est outpourings this city has ever wit
nessed marked the mass meetings at
Fenway Parte this afternoon to honor
Eamonn De Valera, the Irish leader,
and to hear his speech. A parade
from the Copley Plaza Hotel to Fen
way Park by the various Irish soci
eties of Greater Boston preceded the
A number of soldiers and sailors in
uniform participated in the parade,
and the flag of the "Irish Republic,"
three stripes of green, white and
orange, was carried alongside the
Stars and Stripes by the marchers.
Copley Square was packed when De
Velera came out of the hotel to tako
his place in the line of march.
The speaker was hailed by United
States Senator David Walsh as
"the Lincoln of Ireland," a sentiment
which caught the fancy of the im
mense crowd immediately. When an
other speaker referred to De Valera
as the "head of the only Government
that the Irish people acknowledge,"
the crowd went wild with joy.
Fist Fights Mark Address.
De Valera himself was less radical
in his remarks. He declared he was
only a messenger and counted upon
"the Irish in America" to do the real
work. He said America was the hope
of Ireland, scored the peace treaty
as only paving the way for more war,
and carefully steered clear of any
dangerous reference to England. His
eloquence and manifest sincerity
aroused so much enthusiasm that
many of
the Irish
Vol. XXXIV. No. 3IFT ^3^ Minneapolis, Minn., Saturday, July 5 1919 5c the Copy
Over Fifty Thousand People Crowd to Hear and See
the "Lincoln of Ireland"---Frenzied Enthusiasm
and Tremendous Ovation Feature Greeting at
Cradle of Liberty---Message from Gov. Coolidge
and Address by Mayor Peters at Historic Assemb
lage---Irish Leader Declares He Is but a Messenger,
the Friends of Ireland^ in America Must Do the
Real Work—Eloquence and Sincerity Exert
Magnetic Influence Upon Vast Crowds.
Absence of Radical Sen timedt or Resentment to England
Noted in His Address—Full Independence Demanded in
Speech at Manchester, N. H.—Plunket's Plan "Would
Draw Red Herring Across the Trail"—Sinn Fein Flag
Displayed in Massachusetts House of Representatives on
Occasion of De Valera's Visit—Parade of 20,000 Citizens at
Manchester Reception—New England Thrills Again With
the Liberty Spirit of '76.
remarks were lost in
applause and cheering.
A number of heated arguments re
sulting in fist fights developed dur
ing his addresB but they were quickly
quelled by the mounted police, al
though not before several women
Governor Poises Cause.
Gov. Coolidge, who has scheduled to
speak, was kept at home by illness
and sent a letter, read at th4 meeting,
in which he praised the mission of
De Valera and expressed the hope that
his desires could be fulfilled with due
regard to law, order and friendly re
lations with Great Britain. The Gov
ernor dwelt on the aid our Govern
ment had received from other peoples
in the revolution and the sympathetic
dd extended in the Civil War, and
expressed the belief that America
would never be found wanting whten
called upon to aid people similarly
Mayor Peters aroused considerable
enthusiasm by his eloquent plea for.'De
Valera and his mission. A telegram
was read from the American Federa
tion of Labor pledging the federation
as wholeheartedly behind the Irish
movement. De Valera this morning
received communion at the hands of
his half-brother, the Rev. Thomas J.
Member, Dail Eireann.
Pepublic, is in
city. He is
resentative of the people of Ireland,
to tiie people of America. He is the
elected President of the elected Gov
ernment of the Irish nation which
has deliberately determined itself as
a Republic. -He was chosen by adult
suffrage, through the peaceful, dem
ocratic .' machinery of the ballot.
Nominated by nosmall group of spe-
De Valera, President of
his native
here ®s the direct rep­
cial interest, nor yet self-appointed,
De Valera was freely chosen by a
three to one majority of the Irish
people, as the duly accredited spokes
man of the Irish nation. He is
therefore entitled to speak for Ire
land, with an authority, from the
standpoint of democracy, equal to
Student, Scholar, Statesman.
President De Valera was born in
New York City, October 14,1882. His
father died when he was two and one
half years of age and the young Ameri
can then returned to his moth
er's people, in County Limerick, Ire
land. There he was re&red. He was
educated at Bruree, Charlevllle, and
the French College, Blackrock, Dub
lin, in both the intermediate and
university departments. Later he
attended lectures at the National
University and at Trinity College,
Dublin. Distinguished as a student
in his- younger days, as he is today
as a statesman, Eamonn De Valera, at
every stage of hia college career won
scholarships, prizes, degrees in arts,
Science and Pedagogy.
He taught the special honor
courses in mathematical science, in
the principal Dublin University Col
leges for men and women, to stu
dents of the late Royal University of
Ireland, at Blackrock, St. Stephen's
Green, Eccles Street, Loretto, and la
ter was lecturer In these courses at
Maynooth College. For ten years he
was professor at- the National Train
ing College for primary teachers and
was matheniatical examiner for the
Intermediate and National University,
examiner in Irish for the Royal Col
lege of Surgeons. When the Easter
Week Insurrection took place in 1916,
Professor De Valera was engaged in
research work in Quarternion analy
sis (A powerful space calcalus, the
invention of an Irishman, Sir William
Rowan Hamilton) under the direc
torship of Dr. Conway, at the Uni
It is safe' to 'say that tliere is no
man of bis age in Ireland today who
has had such an extensive experience
in educational affairs. He was placed
first with the late Professor Harper,
or the Chair of Mathematical Phys
ics, by the governing body of the
University College, Cork, and hastes-
timonlals from some of the most dls-
(Continoed from Psgs 3.)
President De Valera has undertaken today:
this journey at the request of his
Government. His presence is intend
ed to mark, in a conspicuous manner,
the esteem in which the Irish people
hold the people of America. His
personal connection with this coun
coupled with his well-known at
ition for if, In addition^ to his
time, is fraught with grave import
ance. He comes with a plan of re
construction for Ireland, and will en
deavor to interest American indus
tries in the broad field of Irish com
merce. He will float .in America, a
bond issue of the Irish Republic, that
will start that new Republic on a
financial plane equalled by few, and
that of the President of the Unitedj Clemenceau has failed up to date
States, or of the Premier of France tQ acknowledge or answer. This is the
or of Great Britain. letter which De Valera gave out
qualifications as a statesman, make Great Britain.
him a suitable Ambassador. "Therefore, we ask you to call the
The visit of the President of the1 immediate attention of the peace con
Irish Republic to America at this) ference to the warning which it is our
duty to communicate, that the people
of Ireland, through all its organic
means of communication, have repudi
ated and do now repudiate the claim
of the British government to speak
or act on behalf of Ireland, and, con
sequently no treaty or agreement en
tered into by the representatives of
the British government, in virtue of
excelled by none. He will appeal to that claim, is or can be binding on the
official Americano stand by the Irish people of Ireland.
Republic and recognize it before the
Ireland Hat to Be
Bond by the British
Signatories to Treaty
New York, June 29.—The peace
treaty recently signed will not
have the sanction or the moral
support of the recently organized
Sinn Fein republic of Ireland, ac
cording to Eamonn De Valera,
president of Sinn Fein government.
The Germans may take their pens in
hand and settle for all time the late
German empire after such protesting,
but the Sinn Fein republic, having'
registered its protest to Clemenceau a
month ago, will not be bound by the
The reason the treaty cannot have
any particular significance for the
Irish people, as stated by De Valera at
his headquarters, is that Premier
Lloyd George and the rest of the Brit
ish delegation had no authority to sign
anything for Ireland.
The position of Professor De Va
era's "government" with respect to the
treaty was disclosed in a letter to
Premier Clemenceau, a letter which
"Mansion House, Dublin, 17th May,
"M. M. Clemenceau, President de la
Conference de Paris.
"Sir: The treaties now under dis
cussion by the conference of Paris
will, presumably, be signed by the
British plenipotentiaries claiming to
act on behalf of Ireland as well as
"The Irish people will scrupulously
observe any treaty obligation to which
they are legitimately committed but
the British delegates cannot commit
Ireland. The only signatures by which
the Irish nation will be bound are
those of its Own delegates, deliberately
"We request you to notify the peace
conference that we, the undersigned,
have been appointed and authorized by
the duly elected government of Ire
land to act on behalf of Ireland in the
proceedings of the conference and to
enter into agreements and sign trea
ties on behalf of Ireland.
"Eamonn De Valera,
"Arthur Griffith
"George Noble,
"Count Plunkett."
Recognition Proposed
In the B. S. Senate
Consternation bordering closely
uppn panic broke out today among the
administration forces in the senate
when discovery was made that one
democratic senator was drafting an
amendment to recognize the indepen
dence of the Irish republic. Adminis
tration leaders admitted the proposal
of such an amendment would place
them "between the devil and the deep
blue sea."
To vote against recognition of the
Irish republic, they admitted, might
cost the democratic party the Irish
vote, without which it could not hope
to carry a northern state in the presi
dential election next year. To sup
port the amendment would shatter the
administration program to resist every
attempt to revise the treaty and would
form an entering wedge for a whole
series of important amendments.
"This is the worst crisis the party
has ''bad to deal with yet7" said one
prominent democratic senator. "It
would be a tragedy to us to have the
Irish amendment proposed. It would
be almost fatal to us either way we
rv V?
Archbishop H&yes
Confident of
Declares America Will Demand Lib
eration of Ireland.
That America "will be potent in
helping to bring peace and freedom"
to Ireland is the opinion expressed by
Archbishop Patrick J. Hayes in a let
ter to Chaplain Francis P. Duffy of
the old 69th Regiment. The letter
"The Irish sword, which has been
drawn the world over for the cause
of liberty, has once more borne a no
ble part in the defense of the weak.
Many lands you have helped to liber
ate, though not yet, alas! the one in
which after America, you, as I my
self, are most deeply interested.
"But the end, I hope and believe, is
not yet. Our President has laid
down the principle of self-determina
tion for all peoples both Houses of
Congress, following the fine American
tradition of supporting the oppressed,
have declared by overwhelming ma
jorities their sympathy with the as
pirations of the Irish people.
"The voice of men like yourselves,
of hundreds of thousands, nay, of
millions' of men of the Irish race
who have so amply manifested their
thorough devotion to our Republic
by taking up arms without any con
sideration except the interests of
nificant statement:
We do not speak wholly without
knowledge when we hazard the opin
ion that while the case of Ireland was
excluded from the Paris conference it
has been excluded upon terms, we be
lieve, that an understanding exists
between President Wilson and Lloyd
George whereby in consideration of
the fact that the case of Ireland was
not raised directly at Paris, the Pre
mier undertook to deal with it imme
diately after the signing of peace. We
think he will take v'ery early action
in this direction.
Dublin, Sunday (by the Associated
Press).—The British flag was burned
in Dublin Saturday night. Outside of
Trinity College a number of Union
Jacks were seized and the torch ap
Cheers were given for De Valera
and revolutionary songs, were sung.
Sinn Fein demonstrations occurred in
other parts of the city, also.
There are several British Catholic
celebrities in this country at the pres
ent time: Monsignor Bickerstaffe
Drew, Father Hugh Pope, the great
Dominican Biblical savant Arthur
Pollen, the navy expert and Phillip
Gibbs, greatest of all war correspon
The alumni of Cathedral College,
New York, who have been ordained
to the priesthood, presented the Most
Rev. Archbishop Hayes with a cappa
magna, at a reception held in his
honor at Cathedral College.
The Catholic women of Britain were
not inactive during the war. They at
tempted on a scale within their means
the work which the Knights of Colum
bus rendered with such strikli^ suc
cess for the Americans.
country,, will be heard with assent by
our fellow citizens of every racial
origin, and the united voice of Amer
ica will be heard across the seas as
it utters the demand that the land of
our fathers should not remain the
only country in all Europe to be ex*
eluded from the right of self-determi.
Wilson-George Pact^for
Irish Settlement Rumored
There appearo in the first number
of the IrlBh Statesman
highly sig­

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