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
The Emil prt-paratious for the coming
clebratioti of the birth of the Mart
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
hing that was dear to
my race is run, the grave
my ziflectiotls: , , ,
I sink into its
opens to receive me, an
"I have but one reguest to make. It
my departure from this world-2-it is the
’ ‘ ' Let no man write
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
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
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
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-
ROBERT EM MET.
. ., the friend of
and previously an inmate
The name of
thority of H
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
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-
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-
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
The substance of the passage reterreil
acartney, he said, was con-
nr animation of the speaker was im- Wu,
Mr. Moore, in his “Life and Death of
Lord Edward Fitzgerald," speaks of his
young friend and fellow-student in the
“i ere I to number, indeed, the men
among all have ever known
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
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
when several of the students had been “"
called before the Chancellor and exam-
ine oath, o ert Emmet,
of the Board of Fellows, de-
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
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
James Gilhtmly and
marked for slaughter, and
Jose h Devlin was set to wor '
the district conventions b
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 '
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-
able abiilt .
, nother feature of the Irish election<
’ d odd mem
the knowledge of go
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-
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
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
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
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.
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 ‘
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
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
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
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