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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 14, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta DRCEMIWn THfc llimUIHiK DAILY PAGE IN FEIN LEADERS ARE INTERVIEWED Ihn pntirtlty by political with fear of for in srripMon n EOllft We Differ in Almost Everything From the Hays Father OFhinriglm Special Staff Correspondence of Montreal October a dingy building In Harcourt near Stephens are to bo mot the einu or at leant those of them who are not In On the ground floor Is tho Sinn Fein the second floor the general ofllcos and above that u larger room where young Irishmen gather to denounce the English and dream of a republic an all for Ireland spirit throughout tho Sinn Feiners make little concealment of their real the complete Reparation from Great Since do Valera and his chief lieutenants Imprisoned the moving spirit In Sinn Fein Is Father and with tho secre tary of tho and a farmer National lit courteously received the correspondent of The Gazette and expressed their willingness to ox plain their Who have you seen since you Jiave been In Ireland they It that up to that time Interviews had been with South Nationalists and offi What flo they say about us It was a difficult question to but the frankness of other Irishmen gave a confidence In replying They vou are but The Sinn Fein leaders laugh ed heartily and Father OFlanagan answered We might Justly retort that they are sane but The criticisms so frequently made of Irish political parties that they arc impracticable and do not llva in tho present seem to havo irritated the Sinn and Father OFlana gan and his colleagues strongly re eented such They devoted much time explaining that they de elred an Improved Ireland from an economic even more than political but that the former was only possible through tho Would you accept dominion home rule as a solution It was OMenra who answered Can you offer is that 1 am not the hut many think that such a foran of gov ernment would be satisfactory to When wo areoffered ft we will give our Is that not a sat isfactory position replied the former It was suggested that such po sition might be logical In but would not be considered satis factory 14 North What iSInn Fein What do you really want was the next It was Father OFlanagan who an gwered Racially and we believe wo havo tho right to national Wa dif fer In almost everything from the We havo never submitted to English Ireland has been In constant opposition to English authority from the day Strongbow landed The English destroyed our industrialism and tried to ex tinguish our national He devoted considerable time to tracing history of tho Irish peo their early and tho numerous rebellions against English How do you propose to attain this right of national Beltdetermina tion Tho other nations of the world will secure It for They are giving It to the Czechoslovaks and and our right is greater than But your attitude during the war compared with that of tho people you mentioned might prejudice your was but found lit tle credence where it is believed that the Irish problem is the worlds great Tho Sinn leaders complained bitterly of harsh treatment of the revolutionaries of and of the continued imprisonment of their compatriots without a The treatment of political prisoners was characterized as Inhuman and brutal and they declared tho right of free speech had been taken away from Proximity to Britain should they bo a deter mining factor in deciding their poli tical Sinn Fein Is tho dominant polltr ical party in Ireland It it feared more by tho Nationalists than the Its real strength dates from the rebellion In Dublin in Previous to that Sinn Fein while It had a following tua young men in West and was ridiculed In The Dub lin rebellion was born and developed the awful Blums of this Jflven ROW the squalor and Ig norance in certain sections are heart Sinn Fein led these unfor tunata people into the Then the proverbial stupidity of the Brit ish with its undue harshness at one with a ridiculous weakness at gave Dublin to Siun destroyed tho Nationalist party iinrt gave physical control wliero nrnierly con Btltutlonal methods The Nationalist parly was to lilamo in many They ignored the young men and Sinn Fein ap pealed to Many of John Red monds supporters were intimidated bumpering efforta ID aocuve as in of nn Immed iate not morn than snvnn Nationalists will bo returned tn Sinn Poln will most nf thn nnd wllii candidates who arft In Why are Mm fiirmnrs Sinn Fem ora They own their own arn well are mnkliiR Why should they Book to briiiK dinon wliefn peace and plonty provall was a question IriHknd fioverul National and Southern Invariably tho answer was tho Onf farmers aro not at Sinn lint thn fnrm laborer nnd tho fitrmnrs who fear who havo loo much Idlo Intimidate tho Our farmers are guilty of moral coward They prefer going with thn mob to rouslUR Its antagonism by The opiiortuniy 11 to farmers will desert from Sinn Dublin Centers of Worst Form bolli Novih find South they say thn liritlwli invprnnif nt kept a or enforced a threat In Dublin gone Our people love They join a new party If you make Innniir They wiiH and lovfl rfttherlngs nnd to listen to thn wobblltiK on conscription farmers at lirart arn not Sinn ins thin harsh i It is Dublin Is now tho centre worst form of Sinn and Kerry and other former contiTs a stroiiR hand hits brought if jiot voluntary acceptance of orderly Sinn Koln Is at the zenith of Its Hut leaders cannot any longer terrorize thn pco tliifi harsh yet powerful nnd will destroy the Nationalists or Constitutional party for a Sinn Koln lenders are mostly They arn steeped In Irish history with little knowledge of the Among the school teachers and younger clergy are found its chief whoso nnnio is revered among all is as harshly condemned by Sinn Vein as Sir Hdwnrd Probably sixty of them will be oloct cd to Their policy Is I be Nationalists say oppoai Ibis will be I heir When r that downfall will come remains to j at thoy have farmer Nationalists In their of the miiks tliini remain in thn old party In Clar in have captured the and Ihn labor organiza tions of the large southern In which was one of the chief Kinn Kcin n prom inent nirnchant gave Ibis explana tion of Kinn It was con but ti y like thn It In disappearing nnd will soon be I The Irish Idiislabulnry am en Idealforeinn the To the credit of this uplbitrtld budy Df men can ho said that Sum Koln propaganda did not make headway In their But even themuli Sinn Fein will at present is a mighty force In The very fear of Sinn Fein dominance bus made many who havo Interests in tho lukewarm In advocacy of Immediate home Local self government now would mean Sinn Foln and with its Ideal Impracticable the solid business of prefer to wait until this mania dh rather than risk the inev itable chaos which would follow Sinn Fein liLACKLOCK Influenza is reviving at Calgary and The Lyceum Fancy hearing snmo of the bost musical on the American continent for only 75 Pnncy hearing Irvln grnat ost war reporter In 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