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The Gaelic American - Vol. XIV, No. 15, April 14, 1917, Whole Number 709.
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The Gaelic American - Vol. XIV, No. 15, April 14, 1917, Whole Number 709.
11 January 2014
New York [N.Y.] : Gaelic American Pub. Co.
Joseph McGarrity Newspaper Collection
the irlsh people who were Avpesllng lo the people or Aineritn to lay lrell-rid‘! Vol. XIV., No. 15. Whole No. 709. r'.-xV&‘‘VViRe‘e ‘ I :.:...- . - . p. NEW YORK. APRIL 14. 1917. human I: nccoridelhu mnltu. on. l. NE. at Pig Paul cine. at rt-.w York. N. r.. nr..i.r the gal :21 ('Asnzv1nAol' Marcus. l!‘llI. -Xx . %“2‘)‘E“-r‘5“:““‘ i A JOURNAL DEVOTED TO THE CAUSE OF IRISH INDEPENDENCE. IRISH LITERATURE AND THE INTERESTS OF THE IRISH RACE. PRICE FIVE CENTS. .m..... NEW YORl(’S GREAT EASTER wmi ciiiiiiiiiiiiohplgy AMEREA T0 DEMAND INDEPENDENCE [.‘0R 1RELAN1) ENGLISH AND IRISH PEOPLE FACING STARVATION """8‘= W‘ W“ T“ "'""“""'l W" 1’-"""““'5"‘ ‘"5" “"' -"“‘ """'“" '”‘'‘.'Irish Citizen: or New York, in Communication to President and Both Houses or Congress. Pledge Loyalty to the Govemmenl, Now That State of War Has Been Declared, And Say The Proud Record of the Race in Every Crisis of the Nation’: History Will Be Main- ti I Requested Pledge Loynlty To The United Sims, Acclaim The Irish Republic And limit The lleu Who Fought And Died For llillustices lloil And Eohnlan. iii.’ Great Speeches, Recount The Splendid Services M The Irish llnce To America‘ And Ask Thai The llehl Be Repaid-lreluud’s Claim To Nhliouhood As Vllid As Th! 0! Any Of The Small Nationalities For Which The Allies Prilfess To lie Fighting-Viclor llerherl. With his Fine orchestra. dives A Iircal Carnival 0f lrisl lluslc. e meeting held in Carnegie nail on claims befnre them so that they night ,0 wmmmo, nppreclale and fully untisratand ADDRESS OF JUSTICE GOFF. Loiiiea and genllemeniln July. ms. the Continental congress oi America adopted an anarsas l at ire- lund, vr ish n part rend ns . "We are desirous oi possessing the good nplnlan oi the virtuous anti hu- Whlth GVHYOM P"591"'nuns 'e are p.iu't.lculArly desirous of iui-rushing you w h tha truo state or the entry or the our motives and objects. the hatter to 6 enable you to luilse or our conduct with nccurnty a cl determine e merits or "-19 “““““ "9"" the controversy with mpnrtinllty and ice." tlon or the Irish Rel:-Ihlir w avary viewpoint the linear Ind most rep- 1 nrrnngementa for e. Every -all in the V“! hulldlnk We How remarkable in the course or hu- rents. H incanahls is the elite societies. the son: or south Armagh, no other societies. n fact the whole bulld- .. . ing the raise nun mullgn English prop- . There was a la r cross on the stage. displaying the [mules “‘;'“d' "f m”'"""""“""“ l“ mm" oi the . nrtyra at Easter vvseh. tint: on tngo an Anisrir-on “We are desirous or possessing the good opinion at the vlrtuou 9 lmivle. with the true rate of our motives and humor to tinahls vioroie aeizoarzrs imcycsnu veny wit pnrtinilty snrl lustics l or Hsrhsrt, with nssgninten on this. the urst anniversary or the or - l maatsr Week Rebellion in lreinnd. we say to the American people. r. H r "We wish to present to you ths tru ed the orchestra hlnltielf. and imported 1 facts or the case. the renl motives and s :- 3- S Are. 2 E! n E E- o “rt ing- 5 9. 2‘ in n n r: n e 5.’ history repesta it- s . A ccmnnrlsun might he gathered. iurther hr continuing e analogy. the inn they are iustly revered today. not only in this colinlry. nvsr t o m, .. world. as patriots and the tourrosrs and moss present, with the rim glninor and ‘fathers or oilr constitution. The sign- erii o t o erlnratlun oi irish lncle psntiancs failed-temporarily, let u hope-but ‘because lbey rolled they were tlnt it won I shot hy the English erooutionera ln iro- s thriileu nnri lnnrl as trni inspirso the entire proceedings in n the renlly nssgniilrsnt way. u -rh re were some x-vople in New York who evidently wanted to have the rrient- l iur inilurs; ing a isiiure tho they did their utmost lirehrtihthn soon men an: i to B! so nrtsenta Ill ooh Ind tha ucenas, t a cum ImM">> the routs nnnarimsnt called on thririate the high purposes anti noble tires or ths men w o struck a stroits 'ior lreland’n ireerlorn one year ago to .. E ? m thars would ha; armed "hloo.-l-thirsty l us. in 22 uzmn.liz:.v ALIVAYE LOYAL 7'0 -1 Amzirttiu. "’""““"““"" ""9" ‘"9 From the ilrst struggle or the Ameri- ran colonists, irorn tha tlnri i‘nion was eslahllshvl. . hi-rn aueiltloll or the loyalty anti devo- tl is l were who had I l is every want or me. whether as the labor. i hope, no doubt. or interfering with the '5 ler digging in the lit-iris, or All the Gen-l nieetlnra HIINY . The meeting iieverllielenil was a sur. tass. and an llnprecerlerited one All V the Daneru Rave good notices or it with me. the exception oi the sort. which i d‘ 3-,, mm M m """“‘" since the exiiitenre oi the Republic. ran . any question be ruined. o my l uestlon heon raised. or thni loyalty and - flilcllty: hut horn may ssh a trues- Jiziv-rrcc oorr t7H.4ntM,iiv Mr. John Kenny lmroiluced supreme court Justice John w. corr. w o re- s l. or en t e war ilnllds nrei Juilgeaoflltonre slrurknhlglllgutlierlrliz and Khrentenlmi our clignlhsn note ror the men “whit countrr. an to int-= ‘ on irorn Erin uggling ior t-ir aims. T4)-day he said . lrn. we sis.nti in lilent when and it wati‘he i‘lE"laVNl that even iirnall nationall- lcinttlnuen on Pace 1.) I land had ii population of 8.500.000 and produced food enough for l7.000.000. Independence for over seven hundred years and has never relinquislled her rig t. that right with the blood of her sons and duughters one your ugo and will do so again whenever in apporlzunity of freei g light of American liberty for the peoples of the Old World. We hope and pray that the oppor- tunity will be availed of. tained-Ireland Entitled to Special Consideration From United Stat “ Now, Not at End of War-Ireland Has Right to Freedom as Much as Belgium, Servia. Roumania or Montenegro-Has Fought For It For Seven Hundred Years and Has All the " “ . of Nationhood. The great Irisli meeting in Carnegie Hall on Easter Sunday evening. sent a telegram to President Wilson and in identical letter to Vice-President Miirsbull and Speaker Clark. The tele- grurri to President Wilson was proposcil by Justice of the Supreme Court Edward J. Gnvegun. and the letter to the Vice-President and Speaker Clark was proposed by former Judge John Jerome Rooney. Both documents follow: TELEGRAM SENT TO PRESIDENT WILSON. To President Wilson. its House. Washington. D. 0. Thousands of American citizens ilsseinbled on the first anniversary of the prcclainntinn of the Irish Republic to commemorate the heroism of the men who gave life and liberty for hurilrln freedom greet you with respect and loyalty. unreservedly pledge to you their support in whatever measures you may take for the maintenance an protection of America's honor rind interests. and earnestly hope that in pursuance of your noble declaration for justice to small nationalities you will raise your voice-powerful us the voice of America-in demand for justice to Ireland. which can only be secured by establishing her Independence. JOHN W. GOFF. Chairman. JOHN JEROME ROONEY. Secretory. ASK AMERICAN INTERVENTION FOR IRISH INDEPENDENCE. New York. April 8. 1917. Hon. Chump Clark. Speaker House of Representatives. Dear Siri- On behalf of ti great meeting of American citizens held in Carnegie Hall to-lliglit to com- memorate the Proclamation of the Irish Republic in Dublin on Easter Monday. April 24. 1915. we have the honor to assure the House of Representatives. through you, of our unswerving and devoted loyalty to the United States in the crisis which has uriseu through the Declaration of a State of War with Germany. is ow we voice the sentiments of the great mass of citizens of New York of Irisll blood, and we believe of the whole country. in giving that assurance. The American Government has made its decision in the way prescribed by the Constitution. and all loynl citizens nre bound taobey it. no matter what their opinions or uttltude may have been before that decision was reached. Exercising our rl hrs as American citizens and believing that England's continued mastery of the sea. would be injurious to all mankind and at serious menace to the interests of the United States-that an England victorious in this wilr would be ei-ica’s most dangerous enemy-we steadfastly opposed the entry of this country into the European strug- le. But the moment that Congress zictud our opposition ceased and we aligned ourselves unreserv- edly behind the Government, as our race has ever done in every crisis of the Nation's history from the Revolution rind the War of 1812 to the Civil War and the War with pain. Irish blood has been poured out freely on every battlefield where the honor and interests of the United States were in stake. and that proud record will be maintained untarnished now and in the future. e ll without four of contradiction that no man can successfully challenge that record or minimize its importance in making merino the great free country it is. We feel therefore that this record entitles Ireland during the progress of this wiir to the special consideration of the American people and Government. Ireland is one of the "small nation- alities" which need help against the oppression of a Power which holds it by military farce alone. against the wishes of the great majority of its people. stiller its economic life and has driven from its shares in half E century many times more people than now inhabit it. Seventy earn ago Ire- Eel 1.000.000 people died of hunger or famine fever and an exodus unpnrtilclled in human history set in because the foreign Government which holds the country in bondage failed to take the most elementary measures to protect the people. Ireland's population. lllrougll the same deliberate mlsgovcrnmant. E is now reduced to a little over 4.000.000. though the country's magnificent natural resources ren- der it capable of supporting 25.000000. Ireland in si distinct and separate Nation. with all the attributes of Natianliaod. geographic- ally. ethnically itnd in the political and military capacity of her people. be the opportunity offers. She has nlwiiyu locked to Americri for sympathy and has received it "onerous measure. We hope that sympathy will be continued until she takes her place among the E. nations of the cart . mei'lc2i’s entry into the war gives a great opportunity for rermnnently settling the Irish Qllestion and putting an end to one of the world's greatest scandals. Thin Republic in now in ii position to demand from England the Independence of Ireland. to be secured by consent and in 3 way that would be helpful to both America dud England. England professes to be lighting for the small nationalities. and for the faith of treaties. Ireland is as much entitled to her freedom he el- giuln. Serviu. Montenegro. or Raumunia. She is deprived of that freedom by the British Govern- ment which lists a long record of liroken treaties with Ireland. The last: one was repudiated with brutal frhnknonu by Lloyd George. the ' (la a. ltiilll's good faith and that her only salvation lies in complete Separation und the establishment of M1 Irish Republic on Il‘lBl'l soil. If that condition were brought about by friendly American inter- vention. instead of waiting until it can be effected by force. as it certiiinly will be some day. it would redound to the credit of this Republic and free Europe from A constant dauge British remier. iii ll. speech in Parliament within in few Ireland. after seven hundred ycars of bitter experience. known that she cannot rely on Eng- e iippenl to the Congress of the United States to take such action as will secure the In- W . dependence of Ireland. not at the Hill of the war. wllcn “scraps of paper" may be safely torn up. but now. when Amoricztls intervention Wlll count for more than at any time in the future and when her demand must receive consideration. America freed Cuba and removed a blot from the Western Hemisphere. She now has an Ireland and setting up it sister Republic in Western Euro e as B beiicou We respectfully request that this appeal be read to the House of Representatives. inserted by non s , g V , , , - en the continental ; it is that we are hrst. shove nnri beyoridl in the “Congressional Record" and that fuvornble action be taken on it at .'i.n early date. Respectfully yours. JOHN W. GOFF. Chairman. JOHN JEROME ROONEY. Secretary. e letter to Vice-President Marshall was the same no that to the Speaker except that the - n Tli word “Senate” was substituted for "House of Representatives. Compulsory Tillage ls A Sorry Failure. [living To Shortage Di Lalmr And The Absence 0i Trained Agricullurists-England Has Been So Conlplelely Indus- trialized, To The Neglect M The Land. Thai It Would Take A Genenliou Tu Effect A Cllnilge-Fiioil lliols Spreading In England And Scotland. llill The News ls Suppressed-Government Enforcing A lleign Ill Terror lu Ireland- Arresls. Trials And llepiirtaiious The Order Of The lay-Departed Men In England. llepriml 0i Means Oi Living. And Lei! To,‘Stnrve-Lloyd deluge‘: lleplidiziliiiil 0l lloule lllile llns Thoroughly Discredited Redmond. .sion The general belle! la halfllel’ who g Va evldatme lelrllng unell this dlncredlt. e In order to gain urewnrda your ‘ well as promotion. Hi-rr is Hm scarcity ii-i:n.iIm'it in THDROUGHLY nus. ‘ D. The calm: ai this in oi laltrir srui the lack of trainerl ugri uiitnrists To brliit: bitcli ntzriruituru TM remlmmn 0, Hum mm W In t t- 1 L M oiiuicnry wliivll it lln< L.W. Gm“ ms opened the eyes of ‘WW1 '" W-“"'““> "”""‘ Wm : llli: lrish people no (hr rrcrennsy oi the tune it ueuornrion under Govorilnleil '.,.‘., yam. Mm hm.” dmmd um mm. .tirir'>rilsi i hit 'la lniiustrinlpunlm r “'3 5 “Wm” mdmmd suits rm enter--ii iissplm-.i zigrlrlll-inn: W" E Ewmviw ml of the am“ We “"1 ‘"0 "‘“‘ ‘"‘-‘ "’ 3”" l urntnoui and he neizlefweil lrelltnd ln tho W‘ " 9 -""‘ ‘“ “‘'”‘‘‘‘““ ""“""e5 . interest oi lhn Empire lie zlltl not he lcal utruur Mr tho extension of “E H pm.“ as ng‘ G en; ’“ 1‘ l="'=='“ "W '1 """"1" ‘W V s polity oi trusting the (‘rovernrnentl ills sllrjtrlslltg it lllix rosim of tlin inn. iin oruor to mm:-V -he roquirenronrs o m H‘ h i-suit in tho ilouniul ,L .“,m, V‘ n Mm, ,0 1915 by ‘.“'”‘“" "‘““"" ill:-ilinorlrl to the Town cit-rir or Dliblln lclallll is not murli better on lhan rm ....... ,,.,e,,uy .,..,.“,.h,,., H, Mm, itnglurul us fur hr iilluso is (iincernizil .,.n in newspapers. The ' ' ri! lilhoritrn plarll- r.,u.,v.t. - my iloiinrrats jlldglnenf. only no- ll lrinitil nrglerting Ireland is . o I 1 extrati. is as ilarrilrrs hrs luirri pressed to rurrv on , lhllllll, in Dfln l'ESslIl'(‘ I0 be I‘ 0 isllfllrlvrt Hllilgtt to mac! tlmlr own re- ‘ " “ "M q'.IlI‘Pi‘l<‘lll> Tri till nlie-it-lllli of llln ariiltlc land of lrclantl is 3 l’dSl( wllivll is ll ‘il.e rnvnto or‘ IJOssilillll,". nnu this tilt-loot ram titulty is lu'lUl'-ll to Gm-evnnicnt.1.-oritrar; ’l‘lic proilll nation of a coin ilsori iii- fllrl losdlr blow on the n , Ll. I , . I xuiionnl cause srui plny right into this nge 0l‘(lL‘T “ 5 El l"il=>‘ in 4le(‘f‘lVv the Dlllvl hand; my itg fncmleg" ' ‘“““e “W iimimtnnl slnnil nns self- lsrtls Wulltl ‘wurlll ‘iSltp1'lnI'lllu: has nu: ‘ ’ ' “ill! the (‘0IH‘llTY enemies here not nt I doubt her i EA(7I4A.VD FACING STilRV.4TIO’V. Tllc sucress or the suiunsi-ins vi'arl’2tr<=. mand- lunl l‘mlSt.‘(l Cousierriatloil. “’hlle [he a The -wgmlaul Pruple a strung .-us ..-.. 4.--. .. ‘ WI . l H mm "M ‘M mm: m Tilt lrisi onnors were pro-luso in Th ing up their attacks on the Red ils kilo . . W - err hromises regisrniniz Home Rule. Zffi“.i"-"i‘.f’.?1.‘2?“.li‘2;.ES“ii,“:.‘1‘?l‘f: i = a , . . h ‘ l V ‘, l l .=.:;‘::.;:.‘ .2. . J N thincirontinlio lInrlmLIgi‘l.l ilit>”e viii ‘ " " "‘“‘ he hlmillc in . glllnil be idle of The Slllnlilul‘ I"llIllr llilllleil 70 lei‘ cereals all out lly NW lernurent null the ninth bread .iroui it is nsitli.-r pilldtilllle nor notri ’ I h r an unerklq ha: ha? " arm“ m P rhan Slnllllli’ lllt0'l, uni] [lien It Watt lllt MI. one-hnlr in VI to save the grain llsell "' f’ ‘"1 3“ . t “"1 in tho. innnuinrturh or lin(l7c tor u , “Y ‘Wen’ ‘" ml‘: dl‘si.' i..iii . ,”"" ‘ ‘ .3 "ye! Nakggfe kl”; gt 3 ....- ..i the in...-sot amiliorin. gluing he mm‘ 10 MW“ mm Emma k re.-suri. il. ll!5lIlay oi that-iliflilnuss inr ’i>elng I ' t ’ u miss e Empire. thnt though dlicell its H‘gnl'll.N iuunl 'l'hst-e are food rims all over Flnglantl and Si‘otlcll'lll dhiir. init tits in - is scl- nnsiuus n to ruiitlii relies: on tlm i the Ilunw: liulo vsuso we coulti no lnm an H large 1; W,‘ " I ui Emit rrrnrlrm 5 Tim hlntlnir ’ ’v V i i . W - . ‘ssntis or iinrl wiimclt stornterl that; ‘ ‘E ’.l.‘,’:e Eon 3,1: sllllildiinfiiads then ‘City Hall. while the Corilorzllioll was In‘ srssion, nnd rlnrnundod thul sllpplles or nail hum-ilorl in tlic llolisrx of tho rlrll 7 .. ‘he relensoii nnri rnlri at n rossmnairiu ‘M “d M“ l . r. ‘V. . rl ll - H=;';; ff; ;,f;S:,“"'“ W“ ‘“e=Z"tli.“f.’.i ”.r“i..i..i i. $i'..‘v...”T’“‘..”"h V " ' I K ' ‘ ' ' V w turns out. uncorriunz In tho pinion Tmnc TO TEBROAIIE IRELAZND .0, mm P t‘ N, , H" ., mm, The rEiE oi lorror in irelund ran Art as plsreri nu tlm Siiltiltn nnoli loll- tinuea rinztlrntrrl 'l‘hI- Wl)I'(l of u h0ll‘llQl'illl!Inrl' olii-entnn in sllllii'll‘nt tn tirprlvo man or his lilrnrll-. liilniirmls or rrsstr are tnlriniz mar day il . ‘ rommvlnns and I N! ems onto nnir Ila: adlnnred ‘marl-V llm rou. than st any time irh-J iro being is purtv question to grsnt in tho rnvrnovy or lhe ii, liihuhltrint 1 on. into deriortntions in luniz-‘haw not rho same re-liunro now on Mr. ReIlrlmnil's assurances that they torm- Trio many nl’ them have hi to n nus-i prnvsri illlisnrv“ - - - The, lrliiliinlerl deported In Ehglsml nro Th l('ll or Ir cllluerled in tlie it-ers snrl insults n( F ' Mn’ '0” I "Tlle (lI‘N'lveil lenders who plndirurl a -= 3‘ ma , M X ‘ m “Mum Md. um)‘ i r illlov or n isti nun M Govmmm mm‘ W My W ‘ the Ireland that 1-l-iiliirsi-(l Iho lrli-dge or up M M “hm "we “her n uto leaders is in ii 4- rloush M Wsswmh, or "mmm any MM 0 Yrloslmrlil onus nrnrn irelsnri has heen ‘Pmmm.mcnL- .5 mm mm mwieu r ltPllel'r- that the ensient nni-t - i1lIrt=<z rosrl to her omsnripstion min in ‘to Sllterla: its in tho case of the Russian u it-s lhi-, (‘rnvarnment provides tor their sriimorr. ivnksr TYR.-1N,VV IN’ wirinml WORLD nuttinr: more trust in ririt. and o rirrldence or 0] trig - ‘ snrl.nlh rrriarntiou hits llrril luck at the mantis or s imsh rif irrnnny w rui-.- rrsim-ltor and his Lllternl irienos of’ sec] n irirh people has not lrmn[rron....r- .sxroori.>,rl lrl iu-vi-rity in nor rlrsnntism unws, i., M (‘i'l(7Iin newn- ll!-nul sorri- lu izoln: on in tho mitish ivnrliiirnsnt, lrolmtrl and her r “l's('ritn- arch !l in (‘Mk rlht us tivns lire. npparsnilr. ui mile or no se- lrhnrgrtl with nttvnlptlllz tu riurshsso ....,...y lurms And ammunition irom snlrl an am oh havlng "astiitioua doctllnenu" in o (Continue: on Page I.)