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The Clan-na-Gael Journal, no. 30, October 22, 1916.
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The Clan-na-Gael Journal, no. 30, October 22, 1916.
Clan-na-Gael (Philadelphia, Pa.)
11 January 2014
Philadelphia Pa. : [Clan-na-Gael]
THE CLAN-NA-GAEL JOURNAL VOL. XXX Important Notice On Thursday evening, November 2nd, 1916, at 8 P. M., at the American Academy of Music, Broad and Locust streets, a great ‘ mass meeting will be held to honor the memory of all the Irish patriot martyrs who died that Ireland might live, and to protest against England's usurpation of American rights by her confisca- tion of Axiiericaii cargoes. l)lack- lsting of American merchants and seizure of American mails, as well as the unbearable abuse of American Citizens en route to and from European countries. This will be the first commemoration meeting in Philadelphia of all the Irish martyrs, including that noble hero Roger Casement. who died with the name of Ireland on his lips. llis dying words were: “I die for my countr.y, God save Ireland alid Germany.” ‘-15 there any man or woman of Irish blood in Pliiladelpliia who does not revere the memory of the Manchester martyrs? Is there any among us who do not wish to honor the memory of Patrick Henry Pearse? Ireland's first, but not her last President, who in company with his brother and fourteen others. were foully butch- ered by England. Let us remember, that by their death they have brought about the rebirth of the Irish Nation. They have cliaiiged, thousands of men of the Irish race, both at home and abroad, from being a lot of cringing slaves into patriotic men who only await the day when circumstances will give then a chance to strike tlle blow that will forever rid Ireland of English rule and English hypocricy, No collection of any kind will be made at this meet- ing. A splendid programme of music and singing will be given. Jeremiah A. O’Leary, who on behalf of the Irish race, threw back the charge of disloyalty in the face of President VVilson, will be the principal speaker. ' forth in our article from the New York American. Mr. Bernard Ridder, Editor of the New York German Staatz Zeitung. will speak on behalf of the German citizens, who refuse to be ruled by England either in Germany or in the United States. Fellow citizens and friends, if you love to honor the men who gave up all for their country, for liberty, for humanity, come in your thousands to this great meeting. If you desire respect for American rights, if you desire respect for American citizenship, if you desire fair play for American business men, merchants and manufacturers, come in your thousands to this great meeting. If you want to raise your voice in favor of Ireland and to claim for her the right of the other small nations to liberty and freedom at thwclose of the present great war, come and raise your voice at the Academy on November 2n . Tickets for sale at Irish-American Club. 726 Spruce, and I advise those who wish to attend this great meeting to procure their tickets at once, as those failing to do so are likely to be dis- ems appointed. Hughes for American Rights Will not Tolerate English Seizure of 3 ‘5 Our Mails, English Black-listing of Our Merchants, Nor English Abuse of Our Citizens-Against Secret Understandings Hughes at the Metropolitan Opera House on Monday even- ing, October 10th, spoke as follows: "VVe propose to protect American lives on land and sea. “I also repeat what I said in my speech of acceptance, that I do not put life and property on the same footing, btit that the administration hail not only been remiss with respect to the protection of American li e , it had been remiss with respect to the protection of American property and American commerce. ‘We do not propose to tolerate any improper interference with American commerce, with American mails or with legi- imate commercial intercourse. l 'e do not propose to tolerate that any American who is exercising only American rights shall be put on any black-l st by any fiircigii natiim. (Ap- plause). We propose to protect American lltt.‘>'. American property and American trade according to our just rights under international law. “And I say in Philadelphia what I said in Milwaukee. that we have no intrigues. no unstatcd purposes. no secret understandings. VVe stand for the interests of the Lniteil States, and its interests alone, four-square to the world, first. last and all the time. “Now that is not a policy of war. That is a policy of peace. You cannot have peace. or permanent pence i you do not respect yourself. know your rights and maintain your rights. We must have the esteem of the world if we are to have peace. iVe desire the friendship of all nations and all nations desire our friendship.” Vtlell said Mr, llugliesl We trust that no citizen will have reason to regret the casting of his vote for your election. Mr. O'Leary’s Americanism is well set “”"“3 PHILADELPHIA, OCTOBER 22, 1916 one DOLLA R A vim; 1 GET IN LINE The ways of 501110 nations vary,l llln:‘C of ‘ 'tlltl are l'VS lCl sltlllt‘-(lit! Vt.IjS of the lilzitkniinrd, and the lurking assassin who strikesi sndileiilv in the dark. Surely we by zliiythiiig told us to mi iry, Hiiwcver much liliglaiiil in all her dealings with us may have assiiineil friendsllip it was on, an assumption and the visas‘ that concealed the bully and the hypocrite was l’L‘n‘l0tt'(l upon the iiglitest provocati n t is removed 1 not in i zn-'. 0 again, llit‘L‘( and iinashamcd in her uilbritllcil savatzery. This Canllot but all-un squarely upon the side of clautl, upon the side of Rebel Ireland that stai: out iinaltcrahly for its right to Sepa- rate nationhood, all lrisli people who are worthy of any considera- tion. Antlseldoni ' an oppurltillity >4 as that which and time and future tzencratiolzs of lrislinicn it hold us to a terrible accoiznliiig ii t‘C do not utilize ll to the llllllfht ch da til u make use of will return to plague us in tlle time COYHC. L'nhappily it has always been the w who facctl everything or a cause or a principle, and the great mass who would be the real bene- S VVe. to have in common with all people a terrifying number of the poor, not the poor relcrreil to long since apraised that 3 its tri value and Finds it negligibm. nideei : o = Z n, III or -i :2 9. E 3'. an (I :r 0 ure or sympathy, realizing that WHO FEARS TO SPEAK OP EASTER WEEK To air of “Who Fears to Speak of Nllltt)‘-clglll W'ho fears to speak of aster VVeek, “ho dares its late deplore? The red-gold llalne of Erin‘: name Coniionts the uorld on So, Ir in And r.l s Fur straight men and great men llave fought for us and died. The spirit w ve that came to save The peerless Celtic soul From earthly stain of greed and gain llzid eauglit them in its ; Irlatl swept them high to do or die, Tn sound n trumpet call For true nlen, though my men, To follow, one and all. Upon their shield a stainless Field, “'ith virtues blazoned brig t, Wiih temperance and purity, “'itli truth and honor briglit. So, now they stand at Gods right land who iraliicd their (latliitless clay, Who taught them and brollgllt them The Glory of today. The storied page of this, our age, 'iVill save our land from shame. The ancient foe had boasted, lo, ' Irishmen were tame; They bought our souls with paltry c 5, And told the world of slaves- Tliat lie, men, will die. men, In Pearse and Plunkett’s graves. The brave who’ve gone to linger on Beneath the Tyrant's heel. we know they pray another day W'ith clang of clashing steel. And “each cell their voices e And loudly (all on you; They ask, men. the task, men. T-ha’. yet remains to do. the ‘world has lint a precarious recol- lection, and t at y constant itera tion of her pleasing platitudes about come again into her own, with your coined it to insult your hosts, real the "safeguards of civilization.“ the assistance if you render it, but nith- Americans of Irish blood. at the of small fraudulent and nations" and the out your assistance and in spite of dedication of the Commodore Barry ther ‘ A-iocrizicai you if you not. iiionumeiit in Washington. catch cries she has sounded ilirounli I l Disloyalty to What? the world while amassing the Inn- ‘For on the cause must go, i “Now you spea of disloyalty! tlcr that constitutes her ltliipire‘. she ‘Amid Joy or weal or woe, l“'hat do you ineau-rlisloyaliy to can .i.,,,,,. 4.5, in the eyes of the iill we iilake our Isle El Nation rreemiiicrir.-i, or (ii oyalty to Filglaiid? world. and a great part of it at least an gran If the nrsi, [ throw the charge back will blindly anil stupidly accept her -The Gaelic American. in your teeth; if the second I .ill at ht‘?-Ot‘l'll exalted apprllls . jj ‘your attention to ihc hismrital fact It will be better for those of us O’Leary’5 si-mp Rem" [of the uiion, which the iylio shut our eyes to the path lN.- ‘fathers Athuiieht had delivered us, fore in non lat a inillstone were . fr O’I.eary x as in Chicago at tlie'f0r all time. from line d. tlul nl-init mlr iici-ks than that we time of the publication of the tele- “ stand, as inen of lny blood have slmuld meet in the time to come the spirits of those who gave all that lreliinil miglit rise up proud and nu. [)t‘fil)HV :iiiil lake the place that God iviiil nature iiltenilt in the tt‘lt' fttrvirollt of v here . llk'i’1l’l‘I’ of i-it-ryiliing that is beauti- anll ilu Iiplloltlcr and tile d:- fenilur of all that is splendid. and all that is spiritual, and all that is tr 'dli('ll min and nonien of Ireland. what part ii nit ) play in the at hand; “lli‘llI(‘l" vou no. It re.-ls ziltuuetliur with you. ex-' i l i I-e orimls participants in ilie i(‘(lt‘lIlpil0ll Ztlltl the reizeiicraiinn of llllll nr wlletlier you will < ' u l I for nu-n aiidl nill (lit. and die ularllncoii-1 l l l tti3nll‘ll scilrlis lose Ul liws s:ifegu.iril In-lain . and men lllrululi they should fail ajqftill they will li;ind on in others iiiimrnlslied and uiuulluni lrcl:in<l's IllICOIH'll!Qr- able f "t . tVli:itever liaiipens lrelan:l's ctllse is safe, and of this be assured, Ire. to you he hilt raisei President Vlfilson: ‘ r telegram as against every of ycstcrilnylyouf Ant -e evaded every question lhiltlik lltlst the PYC5 p In acting followed your usual int-thod of carry- antecedents pllrig to destroy it. p brief contact with piihliclran nllw chance affairs I have sought to follow the " advice and example of “asliirluion, 01 Jefferson. of Lincnlii. and of the rllnseii , otlit'l' qreat Presiilcltls. to the CH1‘ Aiiinrinnii people that all .trnericarl.s might stand upon , inn; plane of equality and tmii-i-- l'k‘l"t' to lhe in. “It has rcmaiiierl for you to break iil. it ncw ground as a Pri-sident ai St‘L‘l< to divide your Cmlntryiilen intn racial and ' wt-ril “llyplieii;itr land will gain llcr IlI(lL‘[IL'll1lCllCc aiidin American public life r(‘liX.'lOIl< thus you have that Power from u seek, by a ‘policies, vour L':inzll. your with yniir; tn-lie o the in “You have lnilt no Clt:V(‘l’llt‘SS in ‘nu inny lIIl<(‘ halted position. ill; weiglletl in ‘ii groups, ui down to desc " ii s never lienrd on rlnv" until yini l grains and sent the following answgylillttllts stood, in faijor of America foreign Power. Do particularly, stand ent Ziqgfesslolls of which we lave eedom in the Remin- has ever since, by u imli.,force and gnile, attempted to take it rt-ct charge of disloyalty-a elzarge from us. which you dared not directly nini.-as “I [U escape the questions which you cannot ZIIISWCF. “I cliallenxse comparison, both by l’C(.li(V and environment. of iiivpmi rights. your land. vour approx‘ While three of my uncles were dy- lit the niunitions ing ll'I defense of the Union c 0 -l ' of your kin uho tlilrctl to Fight u-ml strtl‘-Y ' l "in cltzirge again that your foreign Mexican entangle- ‘lllL'lIiS, your action on the Paimna ' ire to sustain Ameri- trnckling to ling- al oi war loans and trhflic, are all sub- terests of America. Ie your record and e use of words your acts. advantage of your to w ‘ch you were a minority of the . to iiisc warn you that yoiirare be- H‘ l>.'ilaiii‘e and that .'l(llI(‘l't‘lI(‘t' to your policies will carry rveil defeat on elec- ,lliRl’.tlIA H A. O'l.l7..tRY. Great Mass Meeting in Memory of All the Irish Martyrs Academy of Music, Thursday Evening, November 2, 1916