THE IRISH QUESTION.
TO THE EDITOR. Sik, —Your correspondent "Irishman" continues to insult my country by taking it name in vain. He has got past rents and rates, and is striving to introduce more bigotry, but will find that persons of all grades and creeds board money, including Queen Victoria, who has hoarded millions, often drawn from the starving poor at her very gates, and then appeals to Parliament to dower her children and grandchildren. But when tho masses are better educated they will decline to pay from their little earnings such heavy rents, unjust taxes, or unnecessary collections. It is a monstrous thing to say that the schools in Ireland are first-class. 'Too well do I mourn every day of my life the miserable apology for one I attended ; and my husband, who hails from the City of Belfast, has the same sad story to tell. They will never approach even second-class till they are managed by committees of the parents. Government proscribe history from them for the sola reason of the black things it would tell of themselves. Cablegrams are often very unreliable things; but, even if correct, "Irishman" niusi know that the companies got the boycotted farms at very much reduced rents, and these late years have been more favorable for farming than the previous wet ones. Thanks to a better knowledge of Irish affairs, Mr Gladstono is not the only person who has changed his mind thereon sipcc 1352.
Your correspondent talks of the exodii3 hi though it were only of forty years ago. Why it has been going on every day since up to the present, And believe mo, Mr Editor (to use a homely phrase), the p.orest rod England ever pulled to beat her own hack wa<j in driving the Irish to America to build up a nation to make her quake. Would it not be better for her to have them working in their own towns and rivers, peaceable and loyal [subjects, a strength to the Empire, when she need take no Russian or American insult, or have any Black Sea treaty broken? whereas in America they are a menace to her peace, hatching revolution and revenge, and weakening her power ogainst foreign invasion. Y'ourcorrespondcnt.'s calibre must be the same as the creatures' who maim cattle and commit other such crimes in the dark, when he can come back again and again under a nam (k plume in this correspondence, and after weeks have elapsed, when he thinks his production will escape us, and then vaunt to his henchmen that he has extinguished everybody. The document signed by Catholic landlords and Civil servants, whose interest it is to keep things in their present deplorable state, will have very little effect with the people, and I think 'Monsignor Persico and the Pope have learned such by this time.— lam, etc., Kate Rorskothau. Leith Valley, July 24.
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THE IRISH QUESTION., Evening Star, Issue 7974, 1 August 1889
THE IRISH QUESTION. Evening Star, Issue 7974, 1 August 1889
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