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DMRegister10281885p1 - ttf-la-ty w THE PARNELL FUND. An Enthusiastic...
ttf-la-ty w THE PARNELL FUND. An Enthusiastic Meeting Held by the Local Land Loarua la Ba-balf Ba-balf Ba-balf of this Oaoss. A Tkwughtfui M. Eloqaettl adrr.t ay Dr. Gea. C Bans Upsa tht Wraajs aid Heads f Ike Call for SabaeripUoa Meet with Raatay aad IJbaral Baapaaaa fro a. tha Loyal Hearts of Ua at !. A SPLENDID MXETINO. Tbe elaborate preparations made by the ni embers of the Irish National League of this city during the past month brought forth rich fruit in the large and enthusiastic meeting of last night Almost every Incoming train during during the day brought its contingent of distinguished distinguished guests from abroad, until their number number alone would have given the orator of the evening a most respectable hearing. Rev. Geo. C. Betts, rector of Trinity Church, St Louis, and one of the most widely known of Ii eland's friends in America, had been secured to deliver the address, and arrived on the noon train over the Wabash. He was met by the committee on reception, Messrs. J. S. McCormick, M. Drady, John O'DonneU, Martin Keddy and J. P. Howard, at Hie East Side depot and escorted to his rooms In the Kirkwood, Here he was the recipient recipient of calls from many of the prominent citizens, especially among the clergy, and spent (he afternoon chatting pleasantly with thein. Dr. Betts is tail, with a commanding presence, winning address, and unusual conversational conversational powers. He is about 45 years of age, being a native of Dublin, and having emigrated to this country in 1883. He first located in Omaha, where he was under the tutelage of Dr. Van Antwerp, now rector of St Paul's Episcopal church, of this city, to think thai ferauriful land eaweontiaual awM of lapn ana h out ar hul I wia h aawr you that Do city ia thra railed Mates caa ahow as riran a mnd for the aaM work a ran Ireland for the vast year. Ireland oocurxe but a tmall snafo oa the fatw of this amst earth but just bow it Hits a lar portina of the nnimraJ aiinda of the old world, raai eaa do accounted for by its beioc the real eooiiBeroial ernier of the world. A c lance at the nap will show this to he a fact, and this fact shows the ml deal re of England for her poaaeMton hundreds of year airo. Then the Braerald lalo waa prosperous and rapidly jrruwmjr. but all ikrM important industries bar diaappeareJ one by one. until she now stands barren of all I bese elements of arowta. ttut. says Kruriaao. we ran not allow land so close to us to have an IndeDendent Government: it would be a point a. Impossibility. But England is Just as near France. Why sbou Id saw not belong to thai na tion? Whatever there is or em in insnraeu comes rtom the compulsory Intercourse tbey have bad with the corrupt Knallanmen We are here to-night to-night to-night to claim for Irishmen the riant of self aovernment. under which in years past they rained such an enviable place among the nations or ine worm. m speaker then (rave a brief history of the Kngllsb invasion of Ireland, depicting inoet vividly tbe woes which this Invasion had brought upon his unfortunate people. Little by little the English destroyed the commercial commercial Industries of Ireland until now a land capable of supporting easily 8.000,000 people has hardly 5.000.000 people, and half of them in a state of continual starvation. What do we want? A few years ago we only wanted a little food. Then we wanted better tenure of land. Then we wanted a distribution of tbe offices and with that something of self-government. self-government. self-government. Then we thought It only common justice and determined to demand as a step to nstional independence, a separate parliament. It Is but cowardly evasion for a speaker to close a speech to an Irish audience without speaking of this hope which lies down deep in every true Irish heart A few years ago the Irish party was laughed at when it demanded demanded independent legislation. They afterward afterward auit laughing but argued about the in tegrity of the empire. They then thought It might be a safe experiment and now they are willing to grant independent legislation, but meet the sepurate government argument with the word impossible. But the time will surely come when that, the supreme hope of every true Irish heart shall see its run accomplishment accomplishment The speaker then dwelt with much eloquenoo upon the needs of tbe party and called upon his hearers to respond liberally to tbe aid of the grand cause. The opposition were using every means at their command to defeat the return of Irish members and if tbe loyal hearts on this side of the water do not respond they will suo-ceed. suo-ceed. suo-ceed. At the close of his address the eloquent of in " pi and

Clipped from The Des Moines Register28 Oct 1885, WedPage 6

The Des Moines Register (Des Moines, Iowa)28 Oct 1885, WedPage 6
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