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The Clan-na-Gael Journal, v. 33, February 18, 1910.
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The Clan-na-Gael Journal, v. 33, February 18, 1910.
Clan-na-Gael (Philadelphia, Pa.)
11 January 2014
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VOL. XXXIII. . PHILADELPHIA, FEBRUARY 18, 1910. ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR. Thursday Evening, March 8rd, 1910. OTIS Hundred ‘and Thirty-second Ahniversaryjf the Birth of Robert Emmet, under the auspices oi the Clan-na-Gael of Philadelphia, in the Academy of Music, Broad and Locust Streets, on lliillillllillllimlliellielallralitln The Emil prt-paratious for the coming clebratioti of the birth of the Mart d. e meeting will naturally be mucll more than a tri ute to the unit man and romantic life, as well as his niagniriccnr speech in t e Irishmen, by the men of 1843 and by the Fenians is rhe.uiily one worth work- In or. ‘ li isnearly I07 years since Robert pronounced t memorable speech, wherein he said "1 have but d and silent grave-my lamp of nearly extinguished-I hing that was dear to country’: cause; ject of my race is run, the grave my ziflectiotls: , , , I sink into its opens to receive me, an om , "I have but one reguest to make. It my departure from this world-2-it is the ’ ‘ ' Let no man write a :r :i c not prejudice nor ignora ce aspers . Le them rest in obscurity an peacel Let my memory be left in ob- livion, and in tomb remain uninscriberl, until other times, and other men, can do justice to my character; when my coun- try takes her place among the nations of the earth, then, and not till then. let ' ’tten. I have done." think of approaching this subyt-ct 'WIIl'l- out the fullest sense of the solci-unity of the injunction. t Emmet the youngest son of ‘Dr. Robert mmet, was born in Dublin in the year i,,B.‘ e was seut, at an age. to Oswald School, In Dop- ping‘s Cotirt, of? Goltlcnlane, ncar Bride street, a rather celebrated school at that day for marhema' r, 7 y at the aize of 15 years, ac- cording to the entry in the collctzc book of arlmi ‘ ' tutor was I e ev. tained several prizes and r Belfast, informed me that he had known Robert I-jmmet; he was present, in the early part of r798. in a de ate o I-[isroi-igal society, got up expressly for Robert rnrriet. ques- eoruplete treetlom of the well-bring of a ood it virtuous government?" theg rules of the society, Dr. Maccartriey lusion to modern politics 5’ was forbidden bert met. in thi ins maiden speech, adroitly kept within the terms of . he showed t or“ 1771 Dr. Emmet commenced raticc in Molesworth Street, Dublin. n 1779 e removed to no Stephen's Green, the site of the house now num- ed rzo. ROBERT EM MET. . ., the friend of and previously an inmate The name of thority of H Robert Emmet. of his father's house. obcrt Er-nrltct, ver, vvilhoul any reference to this proceeding, ap e.irL‘d, I believe, in the list of expelled srurlcuts. Tickets for the entertainment can be procured at the Irish- American Club, 726 Spruce St., or at the Box Office on evening of entertainment. Lesson of the Irish Elections. ‘ 0 The twelve victories of the Indupt-rid ,elit lioliie Rulers in the Irish El(‘CllOlI> ry hbpetul sign. Their sig- iiiiicance lies in the fact that, with I t exreption of t e cases of 'i ilani "rt and T. M. Hcaly, they wcn without organization or iunds. cases Cork constitu- encics where ‘Villiam O’Brieit won, and two or three others where new ineu rt, the contests were pro- ‘ ul discussion to all lir. Graves; his college course, like that . a his brothers, was brilliant. ob- ‘ went lltrougll II: show: . e for the exact is predilection for ma e- communities. and the encouragement it tit-served from a good government. He then proccedcd to portray the evil etiectr of the despotism in 5 and tyranny of the governments o an- tiquily, most eloquently depicted those of the governments of rerce a time. c was replied to by- the present Judge Lefroy, and his argument was re- 71 :1 ms . -: rlcnrly unprcmcditated, and sho tranrdinary ability in his answer Io thc ' ' by his opponent. lie aid, in con lusion: “If a government ere vicious enoug put down the freedom of dis us ' rt. it we ld be the tiily of the people to deliberate on the errors of their ru ers, to considtr weil t c wrongs they inflicted and what the right course woul for their subjects to take, and having done so, it ten would be their duty to draw practical conclusions." The substance of the passage reterreil acartney, he said, was con- nr animation of the speaker was im- Wu, possi e. Mr. Moore, in his “Life and Death of Lord Edward Fitzgerald," speaks of his young friend and fellow-student in the following terms: “i ere I to number, indeed, the men among all have ever known 0 appeared to me to combine in tl'le.qreat- b c e pure moral worth with in- telleclual power, I should, among the highest of the ew, place m- lncr. Wholly free front the follies and ‘ railties of yrniih-tlmiigh how capable he st dcv afterward prove ," Robert Emmet. in the spring of t 98. oted passion events sociates were it misfortune. wheth r Robe s worn rnembcrof the society I hate not persons implicated in the latter. there is o dou . In the month of February the Lord Chancellor's visitation at the col- lege, which Ierrni of several students charged with trea- sonable practices in the college, too place when several of the students had been “" called before the Chancellor and exam- ine oath, o ert Emmet, of the Board of Fellows, de- :2- 3 o I the Society of United Irishmen. anil desiring to have his name taken off the books of the college. Before the letter . was lorwarre d he shone it to his father, and it met ' lather’s entire approbation. cumstance has not been referred to in any acount that has rrl given transaction; it is now stated on the au- S; ly called Nationalists, cannot nated in the expulsion "I, . 9“ 't being summoned, wrote a letter to the Th held the Leinrler Ltadrr ‘ constituency didn’t care -an clrw voked- by the to get r'd of good men faillllul menlbers of the dared to speak their minds at its g . The bosses want servile thinking men with ind dience to orders. an ‘ er to have their own actions ques- tion or to have an audit oi the party funrls. , , For these reasons Timothy Healy. Lawrence Ginnell, D. D. Sheehan, lin- John O'Donnell, George rl an, James Gilhtmly and marked for slaughter, and Jose h Devlin was set to wor ' the district conventions b w .va pttuuine ones, so thz the bosses miglll be selected. The w Io c system of these conventions heir full Par a mentary duty, but had (l:Ifl‘Ll to call their soul ‘ defeat of the 05:25 in the great majority o t esc party of twelve men, most 0 them hav- tn many years of Parliamentary experi- ence. led by Mr. Vllilliam O'Brien and Mr. Timothy liealy, two men 0 con- spicuous ability who have the ear (ii the House 0 ns anrl a large body of Irish public opinion behind ticrrl. That the cornplicaivd situation in the new - parliament will give this party snlrle op- ptirtuniiy to make itsell lelt and hear without saying, and its inhut-rice on the seventy other Irish members, usual- rliamentarians, but the new situation is undoubte ' wer mere slaves of the English Liberals and were constantly lowering the Iris de- Some iinprovel-nent must come in this matter as a result of the presence of ' eri mt minds and consider- l'l 0 able abiilt . , nother feature of the Irish election< ’ d odd mem the knowledge of go stituen -“because election without a contest of a an receives pay from the BritishiGovern- merit as Assistant router in England‘ Ireland has evidently lost con- fidence in the as at sent led, ‘ arid the tact that the last two results re- corded last pnday were vict ries for ‘Villi:m O’Brten is of pecttlia signifi- CEHCL V The Oralor of the Evening. of the Court of General Sessions, N. Y. THE oration in honor of the memory of Robert Emmet on the evening of Thursday, March 3d, at the Academy of Music, will be delivered by the Hon. Thomas C. O'Sullivan, judge of the Court of General Sessions, New the Emmet celebration in Philadel- phia in 1902, and was greatly appre- ciated by all who had the good fortune to hear him. Hon. J ohn VV. Goff, for years Re- corder of New York and now a judge of the Court, who was one of rhe Clan-nzi-Gael committee that planned and fitted our the Camlpn expedition which rescued the Fenian prisoners from Western Australia in 1876, and . still an ardent believer in the principles I, will accompany Judge to Philadelphia. Hon. aniel F.‘ Cohalan, well known to Irish Nationalists, both ‘rt and Ireland, will also be present. A treat is in store for all who shall arrend the Academy to hear the gifted orator expoun the principles of Emmet and explain present conditions in Ireland. I- Cardinal Logtle Backs llealy. Writes Letter Defending Member for North Louth, and Saying “Be Would Vote for Him. The following letter from Cardinal Logur. defending Mr. Timozhy hi North Louth. and promising to vote for on January r4; “Ara Coeli, Armagli. Dear Sir: I do not think that it would be strictly in keeping with my ta mi a . tantlitlate, otherwise I should willingly noniillate Mr. Ieitl . "I 5 a ,- Durirliilk on Thursday, the 20th, to vote for Mr, Iiezlly. You can make any ountry able honesty and a devotion to the iii- terests of Ireland. which, whatever occa- sional mistakes hc ma riistakes from which his orlpouents are >y rlcver wavered. 1TIll which has been proved by long years )f disint-rested service “ regret very much that Dltndalk and in ave been thrown into ' y a con- est which I, at least, believe to have 'een neither necessary nor useful, and - ch is little calculated to promote that union of w it: we ear so ruuc . “ am. dear sir, yours faithfully, “MICHAEL CARDINAL LOGUE “liernard Hamill, Esq., . P. “P . are at ftil liberty to make use of the inclosed letter, Ehicll is not intended to be riva . e at e since announced the election llealy by a majority o 99 l he had to be tected from a hostile mob e mrib wax, doubtless, composed of Joe Devlin's Board of Erin thugs. te.- also announced that ‘pm- Han.Thomas C.0'Sullivan,Juclge I I-Iealy, the candidate for Parliament for ‘ him, was publislletl in the Irish papers ‘ ll 3! however, endcltvtir to be in 0 Declaration of Principles. Tilt: lirolherhoorl of the cian.na-Gael I5 nrilitiual in its essence, spirit and coi- stitlltinil; in its principles, vturkivlgs and lcacliiugs. t aims to est:-ililisli in ire- land an Irish Rt'ptIl)llC-IIOI a British province. It limits to helitiltl zin Irish Ctirlgress in Stbsltill i-i linlilin, whose 2 e 5 F a‘ It e. 2 a : E Cl 9. n not till "alixilitlry i'I'arliameiit lrzllszictiilg its aflziirs in the tongue of its ellsltivcr and irhisier. It l)rlit=t'es in tile priilciplt-s oi’ Irish , Nitliortzilily fought for by the Red Iiand or Ulster, by the llltliiorliil Owen Roe, by tile gallant S(ll'5i‘lClIl, by the un- tlnuuictl Clare, by the iictt-r-lo-bc-ior- gotleu Tone, and by the Sntiety of ‘the United Irishmen; in the truths so ela- qucntly cxpuuniled and declared on the Fields of Aughriiu and Bcnburb, and from the walls of Limerick; iii the prin- ciples that for centuries have been in- scribed in the blood of Erin's best and bravest-consecrated '98; sanctihed iii i8o3, invigorated in 43, and strengthened and init-nsihca by the martyrdom or '67. It believes, in accord with all the peoples of the earth who ever achieved it, that Liberty is worth tigliling kt‘, and-that Irish liberty is worth dying Io - r. . It has substantiated this on many, occasion. and will pursue Ihe sine course until Irish freedom be attained It despises falsehood, cowardicg scl- hshness and hypocrisy, and it has never changed, and nevrr wi its principles. its name, or its platform. It has been, and will continue to bu, proof against the arguments of the timid. weak and half-ltC2‘rlCd4tOI1IY$ and traitors at best-who try by covert, insidious and Itlaligrllrlg tactics Io un- dermine and tliscrt-tlit its kings, and with intrepid resolution and lixityof pur- pose. it stands forth tinconqucrcd and I1 daunlerl, the one bulwark of Irish Na- timral liclicf-the only hope and salva- tion of the race. Its llliI(“(li)lC and lzllchangitlg intent is ' ‘ and, if needs wo IE‘ altered, as the . t is not a mtiveineiit t to-day or yes- It is the legitimate successor . mes of ‘6;, who were preceded by the men of '48, who, in turn, public use of this fact that you may .1". " “PWM WW0‘ is “l1 iind necessary for the purpnse of con. N”','" 1' ‘“"dt . . . . .. d- “"3 rumors or allegations ,0 the ts not a beneficial institution, like the c,,,,,,,,,y, A. . H, or the I. C. B. U.. orgsueh MI have mm, sympmhmd ‘M, W, ptlrelyvblsncvolrnt and Iraterniil societies determined an persistent attacks which N0 Kai ' adV="We is Y its in ers in rzltirn for their donations and siiliscripliorls. Personally. they ex- pect nothing, They Irnow that the fund is used for Irish National iitirposes- to further the tight for Irish liberty and w ether ttle be won in their da or in that of their successors, they are satisfied to do their duty to Ireland by contributing, without hope tion of reward, toward bcr llllt'.V2KlOl1. They know that they belong to the only National organization of their race -the brotherhood of the true, the valor- nus and th bold-nicn whom I rent: of danger cannot div nor evil intluehres disunite or i , n ve ‘rig sicritiee, death, M ernancipate their bcluved Irel.-in Of such is composed the Clan-na-(Lad -the only Irish National organization in the wor Tickets for the entertalnmen! ‘ can be procured at the Irish- American Club. 726 Spruce 5!. or at the Box Office on evening of entertainment.