Kellogg, Jasper Co, Iowa
August 10, 1888
EVICTIONS IN IRELAND
The Officers Meet With Desperate Resistance
The evictions were resumed on the Vandeleur
estates. Thos. Berminham and wife, and adult daughter, of Movasia, stoutly
defended their home by throwing boiling water, lime, etc. upon the bailiffs and
police whom they kept off with a long pole. The persons occupying boats in the
bay opposite Movasia cheered the defenders. The police, with the aid of
battering rams, finally made a break in the walls and rushed into the house. A
desperate fight ensued, in which Berminham was wounded and arrested. Three other
evictions were effected quickly.
Aug 18, 1888
Facts About Ireland
It is impossible for a fair minded man
to indorse England's Irish policy when he looks at the present condition of
Nearly one million pauperized Irishmen have to be
relieved every year by the authorities. Of this number eighty per cent have been
made paupers by the cruel evictions forced by their grasping landlords.
More than 3,000,000 acres of good land remain untilled,
because the landlords demand an exorbitant rent.
In one generation the population of the island has
decreased at a fearful rate. It has dropped from 8,500,000 to 2,500,000.
No other land, however oppressed and robbed, can
present such an array of mournful statistics. No poor man ever goes to Ireland
in search of liberty or in the hope of bettering his condition, but, one the
contrary, men flee from the country as if some blighting curse has befallen it.
For protesting against the policy which has brought
about these results the followers of Parnell are denounced and imprisoned by the
tory government. Patriots are thrown into filthy jails to suffer and starve, and
perhaps die as Mandeville died.
When the masses of the English people get all these
facts before them, they will be compelled to elect parliamentary representatives
who will grant home rule to Ireland, or take their stand before the world as the
most brutal nation of this civilized age. The only hope of the Irish rests with
the English masses, the common people, the workers of the land. There is nothing
to be expected from the classes, the aristocrats, monopolists and landlords who
now hold the reins of power.