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AYF, TOO! District A/t'ar «*an«on Fire* a The Irisix National League Hall S cmday evening'wafe well filled with the leading Irish spirits of this city. The audience -was ver/'desirous of having Mr. Gannon speak(o them, but thatgentlamen refused tae repeated calls until at last he had comply with their demands to stop tbe clamor and noisa. The gentleman prefaced prefaced his remarks by saying it was impossible impossible for him to give n resume of past week's events in Ireland, He would, however, if the audience would kindly Tjear with him give his views of the Irish question, a question that he never tired talking of and one that was the most sacred ia his thoughts, for around it clustered clustered memories of mother, lather, brother and sister, of the old home aud of one thousand things to make the heart glad, and yet twice as sad. For seven hundred years Ireland had trodden in the mire despondency. She had more misery to the square mile, more squalidness, wretchedness than any other country under under tha sua. Who is to blame for this? To answer this you must read Irish history. history. Tnat -will soon tell you; tell you Ixow the Irish were driven from pillar to post, how they were driven iroai peace poverty aud from poverty to wretchedness. wretchedness. Tae speaker then traced the history of Ireland from the begiaing of her downfall downfall to the present day. He dealt quite lengthily upon tae treachery of Englishmen Englishmen and the breaking of promises-.during O'Oonnell's time. In speaking of Irish politics of to-day he expressed great admiration admiration for Parnell and spoke to some length upon the objects Parnell -wished to obtain. In conclusion the speaker said: "If England refuses to grant the demands of ParneU when he has the balance of power in his hand, I say, ani I repeat it, then welcome the rifle and the bayonet, then welcome the cannon cannon and the grape shot, aye, even dynamite dynamite if it need be." At-this point the audience vociferously cheered the speaker, indicating their approval approval of the utterance, and their hearcy approval of the sentiments of his speech. TV semi-annual business meeting of made be in over, consider have repealing desire of that the and Icwra will of remaining by is City is citizens will or municipal ual with city be Iowa IGth Iowa, upon

Clipped from The Morning Democrat01 Dec 1885, TuePage 6

The Morning Democrat (Davenport, Iowa)01 Dec 1885, TuePage 6
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