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PANAMA TOLLS.

REPEAL OBJECTED TO*

BY THE CLAN-NA-GAEL

(Received March 10, 12.30 p.m.)

WASHINGTON, March 9

The Clan-na-Gael, at a mass meeting, protested against the, repeal of ■ the Panama Canal tolls. - .' ('

The meeting declared that 13,000,000 Irish-Americans are convinced .that no violation of national honour is involved, and asserted that the President's action was taken because the Canadian-Pacific Railroad Company wished to crush competition. '

The Clan-na-Gael is a secret society formed by Irish Fenians in the United States about 1883. Its object was to force the British Government into giving Ireland Home Rule. The members of this society believed that the only way in which they could achieve thenend was to terrorise the Parliament, as well as the public. The headquarters of the society are in Chicago, but it hap agents in England and Ireland, who were alleged to.have been responsible for the assassinations .and dynamite outrages of 1883.

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Bibliographic details

PANAMA TOLLS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8814, 10 March 1914

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PANAMA TOLLS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8814, 10 March 1914

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