NEW YORK, JUNE 6, 1914. ‘:
A JOURNAL DEVOTED TO THE csusr. or IRISH INDEPENDENCE, Iiilsh LlTl:liATlml: AND THE INTERESTS or THE IRISH man.
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Ill AIIITHE IRISH NATIIINALAVIILUNTEERS.
lylerican Committee Formed To Raise Funds To Arm And Equip Ireland's
National Army Of Defence-Will Take No Part In Political Discussions,
Will Include All Shades Of Nationalists And Canfins Their Efforts
To’ Sustaining The Volunteers In The Old Land-Disavnw
Antagonism To Orangernen. But Assert There Shall Be
Na Mutilation OI", The Motherland-Ireland As God ‘
Made It, One And lndivisilile.
The Provisional Committee oi the Irish National volunteers in Ireland
We uppecled to the Irish race tltroughour the world ’ior lands to
mum Ireland’: new Army Hf National Defence. Man men In America have
yetelrsd letters from lrlentis in the old land urging that Prompt action h
“ken in this matter. locnl Volunteer Corps have sent Dill 3171191119 and a wide-
spread leellns has thus been created among lrlstfmen in America in iavpr or
mising the runds asked tor.
coral eonlerences were nrst held in various parts or the united states.
11, which the letters from home were read and the uibjeci. discussed.
men in general conference met in new York. at which the chiel sections or the
country were represented. The subiect was very rally discussed in all its
wiring! and HM? dimrullies of the situation In Ireland W re given lull Welglht
more any action‘ The result was llle lurnlni. on OK 3 natiunrwlde
Ilidllmenl In Ireland and avoiding Interference in Political discussions. so
niatliisninen or all shades or National opinion may join it and work har-
nonlcusly Ior an object on which all are agreed.
The committee has issued the toliowing appeal to the
Irish race in
IRISH NATIONAL vabvxnsirirs COMMITTEE.
. I New York. June 1. 1914.
To the Irish People ol the united states. "
Fellow Citizens-The political destiny of Ireland must be letlleii by Liz:
, untralumeiled by any power. authority or lnduente
not claim the right to any other kind oi interierence in the adairs oi Ireland.
‘ laut on one point all lrishnien in America are agreed. In any settlement
or the Irish Question, pnrtiul, temporary or iinal. Ireland must he treated as
tringle political unit. reland is one and indivisihle. The honor, the dir-
nity and the vital interests or the race demand the unequivocal acceptance or
his tact as tize‘ba.slc Drinclllluruf all political nctlun in Ireland. The Irish
isce throughhut the world. irrespective or religious or political dirlerencca,
liicvr Ireland only as the Lord God made it. one island and one nation.
The present perplexed situation in Ireland calls tor the sympathy and
united action or the race as no crisis in modern times has ever hetore demand-
rri them. We may diirer widely as to the ultimate settlement,’ or the Irish
question, out W9 nrn all nnltell in the determination that Ireland shall not
in divided. under the pretence or political expediency; into two separate and
nrringsections. wit e cleavage arranged on religious lines. The very thought
rs and which was introduced and has been
luglsud with cynical malignlty as the best means or malntalnins English
A Bill granting to Ireland certain limited powers of local eelfrsbvernment
his last been passed by ‘the English House oi commons and its application
Iild enlorcement now await the passage or a Bill to exclude from the authority
h Parliament cenaln counties or ulster and probably portions ol
ml was taking A RELIGIQUE CENSUS or some Ulster counties which
Ii-vs c Nationalist majority . .
Now, leaving out of account the political monstrosity which the exclusion
-lcisier would create. the dislocation of Irish administration and the ru n or
Irish business which would he among its inevitable consequences, the fact
it tiller moment to consider inst now is that the British Government was led
and the demands or a minority of the people or ulster are conceded
In tbs reason that they have arms in their hands and threaten to use them.
This lesson. otten repeated, but always rorgotten, has st last sunk dee
into the heart: at th
li‘ Dnngemen at Ulster tor their timely and fmlble
“llllnubiediy rendered Ireland a valuablerervlca which their leaders did not
We the laughing stock or soldiers throughout II“ "“"”r 5”“ '1'" UN"
“ll-niecra have presented to the Irish people the ilrst opportunity they have
Since he ays or e Irish Parliament at organizing I citizen
“ml to derend their rights and their national integrity.
H Since the disbsndtnent or the Irish volunteers who won the Indepenlll:
Q ‘I have been promptly suppressed. The
‘Nationalists or Ireland the desired apnurtunllilw
ll‘“‘1 "a sea the result in the Irish National Valunieerle
The iiovernrnent or
they availed themselves of
““l‘1IIs.liIe tew months they have M“
‘iely 50,000 men, new companies are ‘held: formed-
and recruits are ‘
’neapolla. liiinn.: John
ilnclllng to the ranks by lhnllnnds. lint they cannot get arms In Inge quanti-
ties. and their Provisional Committee has lsaucd all anneal to the Irish race
throughout the world to arms to their assistance. It In in conaeollence or
that Appeal that this committee has been iormrd to arouse the Irish in Am-
erica to a realization or the lmnortanca at making a prompt and generous re-
sponse. . v
The practicability of getting arms into Ireland has hull demonstrated by
the orange Volunteers in a most tllrlklrix mIanneI"lIInre the its-unnta or the
prohibition. It the money is Iorthoomlng the arms can he got in. and once A
row thousand have been landed. an attempt at dlnurlusnlcnt would be one or
the most serious problems that xny lirltlsh GOV!.I'nnit‘n( has ever had to Inca
in Ireland-nude all the more actions by the near prospect or a great loreign
The Irish National volunteers represent in their ranks and on their
governing body. the Prnvisionul cornmlltce. every section and shade or No
tlcnalist opinion in Ireland. Pnrltumcnlxrlnrln. sirln Peiners. Advanced Nae
tionaltsts. I-Iibernians and l”rn!r:utInln.nll stand shoulder to shoulder and
work in harmony Tor the rommon good at the txilllllry. They take no part in
political work and condnc their eltorts to the creation oi u National Army or
Deience. whatever party may be in power in nulilin. the National volun-
teers are pledged to obey it and to be its strong right arm.
among themselves as to the
that whatever progress may be made in enlarging the wane at the present
Bill, there shall be no backward step to! Ireland in the iulure.
n the same lines it is yralniteld to make this committee the basis ot a I
treat permanent organization that will have tor in solo oialeci the rendering
hi all possible aid to the peopla o( Ireland in maintaining a citizen Arnly or
National Deiencc. altriout meddling in political discussions. or asking any
Irishman who is willing to aid in that work what kind or a Government he
wants In Dublin. But a Government in Dublin titers rnuat be and that Govern-
ment must have Jurisdiction over every square root or Ireland. K
we hope to see a good beginning made now and the work kept up stradil
until the Irish Government is able to malts the necessary linanrial provisions
tor the military and naval deienrn or Ireland. .
Like the xallonai volunteers or Ireland. we have no hostile Intentions
The best guarantee nt peace in
Ireland is Ireland‘s ability to protect hcrsclr. Ind the rapid growth or this
new movement but already gone a long towards averting bloodshed.
Armed men respect armed men and the Irntcrnizntion that has already begun
between orange and Nationalist volunteers in parts or Ulster alrorda ground
Ior hope that the twodorcea may yet become one. it that tiny should come a
United Ireland would dictate her own terms to England and religious strlie
would Iorever disappear rrorn the land.
we coniidently ask tor a gzlaemus response lo this appeal and tor active.
cnergetic work in the Iorrnation or local committees. Every man and woman
r I ah race in America should contribute and those who can ai-lord it
should make their contributions large. n
Checks and Post odice orders should be made payable to the Treasurer,
Denis A. spellisy. and farvrnriied to him at his oiilce address, no Broadway.
New York. All subscriptions will be ul-knowlerlgerl in Irish-American
sign will be sent to every iiubscrl can preserve
he has contributed to the est-aiilishnicnt or lreland‘s Nallollihl Army or De-
THE AMERICAN PROVISIONAL 0. SIITTIEE Iillsil NATIONAL
VOLUN In ‘ks.
Joseph luclzarrlty. Chairman, htlz springiit-ld Ave. Philadelphia. Pa.
Denis A. spellisay. Treasurer. 2l)5.nTOBdVI1l)', New York.
Patrick J. Griihn. secretary. P. 0. unit 1135, ‘ew York.
Michael J. Jennings. David J. pi-nliglitin, Jilajnr Thomas J. Knish, John
Devoy. John Kenny. luirhacl Eerliiery, Anthony lidctiwen. New York.
Mariill L. Bigg-sne. Thomas B. liicilownri, John Carroll. Charles 5.
Devoy, liiartln T. Mhliwn, linlor n. R. sullivsn. liiator Iiilrllhel F. O'RnurIde.
ltiyles iilcrartland. Brooklyn. New York.
William P. cauley. colonel Edward J. lllitr-hell. Eonkem. N. Y.; Janlen
Buckley. Port Chester. N. ir .
rtlchard J. Mchiullln. Jrraey city; Charles P. Gillan. Ncwnrk. N. J- Gen
eral Dania F. Collins, Elizabeth, N. 1.; linlnr Stephen nonnelly. clirlon. N. J.;
Joba I-linchllde. Paterson. J- llugtl llontague, Passnic. N. J.: P. N
nedy, Perth Annhoy. . J. Edward it. ll:-yrs. New Brim N J
trbonovsn. Bayonne. N. J., Jamcs F. Prendergnsl. llarrlsou. N. .I.; own liul
laney. luontclsir, N. J.
(Jul. T. J. Murphy. Brldgtiport; captain lJIWl'cllt‘e 0‘BrIt>n. New llaven;
Thomas J. smith. New Britain; Philip J. Sullivan. Thoml-sonvlii
waterhury; Jeremiah 1-‘lnluvan. Ansnriin. Conn.
les A. IllcNImee, Thomas J. ltlrtuncww. P. J. Flllnorin, John i,. unnnon.
Providence. R. I.; Daniel L. Murrlisey. ‘VIVM-. Thomas M. Eric. Newport:
Martin woods, woonaorket; wlillaru E. lirddr. Riva-I" Point; Thomas licirennu.
valley Falls; Keyron A Doyle. westerly. R .
l. L. J. Logan. .IIi'l1es.L O'Neill. Eugene curl-an, Borzton, Mass.’ P. A.
lilurray, Nevin rk Patrick ii‘
Gatltgan, Wnlthhln. James J Casey. whit-
man, ltlichael Mooney. Fall River; I‘ M. Arnold. Bror o llugh cair-
ngy, Attlebonf; c. Louis lllccarthy. North Attic-Lioro’; Tlronlas J. Brady. Taun.
H nly. Fitzgerald.
ton; James J. O'Neill. Lawrence; Ma or I‘. . .
we Dr. Francis A. Underwood. worcrster; I-ltlwltrrl M. cronln. Pitrsrielrl:
Patrick 0')-lhgerty. sprlnghsld; wllllaru H. lliahoney. westiield; John P. Con-
lon. North Adams. hiass.
williarn Tobin. Henry iticcarney. Joseph lilclaughlln. Junie: 8. Sheebu.
Philadelphia: D. J. Campbell, Scranton. John F‘. O'LougIllIll, Pittsburgh, Pa.
as s '
0Brl A Kceffe, clone Falls; M. J. Dunn. Idols
captain John T. Rynn. Burrsln. N. ll. - .
y, p. iuoonay. Cleveland. 0.-. iii. J. Ilarry. Columbus; Dr. Itobert J. O'Don-
nnll. clncinnatl. James P. Carney. Youngstown: Philip I-‘arley. Dayton; P. J.
shechun. Niles; Thomas H. luurphy. Tolcdo; Patrick Dolan. Sprlngaeld, ohlo.
John E. llecly. wilrnington. Del; s. J. lirrnonough. Baltimore. :iid.; P. T.
lloran. Washington. D. c .
col. Ricard 0's. Burke. John A. lilccarry. John J. litshnney, John E. Long.
John T. Ksartns. Chicago, Ill. ‘ y
Edward I-lawklna, Detroit: John J. Clcary. Escnruba. Mich.
iunurica Donnelly. Indianupnli .ind.; Thomas J. Ilrsloney. Council EIIIHB.
lows; Jeremiah curtln. ornaha. Nob.
co K. 0‘E)'rrle. Denver. col: Jeremiah J. Lynch. huttr. slont; John
J. ndran. scuttle. “'uh.: Edward walsh. Portland. oregon.
James J. Rt-gun. A. J. hlccnrthy. st. Paul. llltnn ; Patrick J. 0-Donnell. illn-
I-Iughes Brsinrrd. iiinn.
Jeremiah snrchan. James J. 0'Pl:elan. st. Lriula, liln.: D. J. xeenan, Eu!
st. Louis. ill.
John F. wate captain Daniel Hurnddr. ssh lrrsnclsoo. cal
Jr. J. o'connor. Philip MrLou(l1lIn. Grxnd Farkl. North Dakota.
P. w. llulduerny. John J. O'Neill. xew Orleans. La.
(Special in TN: GAt;I.ic A)tEllL‘A."r)
DUBLIN. Jilly 22.-The ilnal rendlnl’
or me Home Rule Bill curled yesterday
with one at those exhibition: at temper
which the English consider so virtuous
meals‘ has become t
l'Il’I50 In Europe. The real Interest of
the very mixed silulllon lies not In
England hut In Ireland. Within A mar-
l'e.1auaIy abort time a great change has
come over the whole or Ireland a
ago the country In listless-drlitlng
on the stream ol English politics and
dcncndenl as to its iulure late upon the
Epgl h politicians. But now the situa-
llon hu been Almost rebel-sed. Ireland
I nows e own mind and the English
politicians are lighting tor time to iind
out where they me.
hey may declare that they
will have belore long. care path.
In; tor England or for the British Ern-
reai interests lie. but that may be cured
he time goes on.
0 I e other hand. the Irish Volun-
teer: are lllerully sweeping the coun-
try at 3 Dave whirl]
lorseen three months ago. There I:
hardly a place in Ireland where men are
by thousands. an there is hardly An
old gu in the country that his not It
cleaned u Ind gal rend] for uni: L I
hlg t Sir Edward car-sop
luvs for year:
are now publicly preaching doctrine:
that could only be round ldvocnled in
Ireland by Irish Freedom up till very
Where the volunteer movement may
being abiect and helpless In the hands
or English politicians and given her
sense or her power a conhdencc in
her strength that has never been relt
herora y thingeneratlon. >
English pretend to be greatly
concerned lest there be a civil war in
Ireland. In reality they are all-sld ltat
Ireland should arm against t ern. he
and the tlstermen courteonsly returned
Both the Irish Volunteer! u.nt‘l the
Ulster Valunteen hive long’ lines Issued
oiricinl statements to lh on
that neither has been formed to light
appeared A! UNI.
Work out cannot now be
estimates ‘men dealing with this coun-
try. wit a . y tn,
duced the End!!! It Appeared lhll [IQ
d lrle to ply about 3500.000 :11?!
taxation and to receive about $2,500..
and in extra grants. This unusual gen.
VOLUNTEERS WILL NOT FIGHT EACH EITHER
Both The New Military Bodies In Ireland Have Issued Statements Saying
That Neither Has Been Formed Tu Operate Against Any Section Of Their
Fallow-Caunirymen-Companies Of Irish And Ulster Volunteers
Sal e Each Other In Enniskillen-The Budge! Unfavorable To
T e Irish People-Mr. Saimuel's Speech Shows How Ire-
land Can Be Taxed For English Purposes Under The
Home Rule Parliament.
erasity has. however, turned out to he
a pure myth. It now appears that the
etlect or the Budget will be that this
$1.. 5. do-that is to say. w
lose $40,000 on the tranzattiou.
we are promised that in other years the
arrangement will work out greatly to
our advantage but such promises do not
make many people here el.lLhlisiasLIc.
we have had too many or rem and
they nearly always work out the other
T s in which sl.-. Samuel ex-
plained the eriect ol the new Budget
on I Home Rule Parliament In Ireland
was a new and explicit demonstration
at the rctteness ol the Ho
was alwsys intended that any
rash revenue derived (N the normal
owtn of Ireland in population or
Drnalnrity should so to the British Ex-
it is perhaps rather premature to die-
cuss the question or what will happen
‘It n Irish revenues begin rise from
the causes speaks or
t ius doubtiul it a resurgent Ireland
will consent to carry out this scheme
in. a spirit nulls so advantageous to
The English Post Dfllce has appointed
a committee to Inquire into all the cir-
t is too
I swindle to bear the light of da
Allrlrelhnd Committee that
ed In a
and the other tor being a party to th
breaking or a contract which was legal.
A is reached and a scheme
tor the teaching or Irish Inside school
Board was a party to thin‘;
schema But the scheme has Just been
vetoed hy the permanent nlntlnln 0; the
English Treasury. Their answer in
that --the present system or grants ap-
es to them 0 - - to rrcogn z
adequately the claims of this branch at
Instruction." II the Irish people ‘1]]
null! this sort or thing they don-t tin.
serve any better treatment It is very
douhttul, hover-er. it they Ira going tn
stand it much longer. i
5UPFRAGB'T7L‘s rrxtire‘ GEORGE.
. June :.-King George role
hrated his birthday in a rather wt,