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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 18, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta TUESDAY, MAY 18, 1920 rim HERALD PAOF. THE IRISH QUESTION FROM AN ENGLISH LIBERAL'S POINT OF VIEW. (By P. W. W1LSO.V, In the New York Outlook) THEY ARE CATCHING 'EM YOUNG IN POLAND As wo have previously luform- ed our readers. Mr. W. Wibon Is Americau correapondcnt of the "Daily iintl was a inrtnbcr ot the British Par- liament from 1905 to 1S10. twelve yecrs he was Parliameu- tary correspondent for his paper; he has an Intimate personal ac- quaintance wllh tlie British Prime Minister, Mr. Lloyd and Is familiar witU all the attempts '.hat havo been made- by Kng- lawl io liberalize her relations wllh DJitors ot Ihe and England. Outlook. ?CS a head. I am asked to give an Englishman's explanation of tho Irish phenomenon Why are Uie Irish, or some of tljem to wrought uRT What Is this hunger up Dublin all about? Ireland has had four genuine i ances. They wore: first, religious; sec ondly. agrarian; thirdly, financial; and fouKhly. parliamentary. Of these griev :inces, only tlie last. remains today. Tho others havs been completely re- lieved. Taking them In turn, i'ensl aro a fading memory, They were reaction against tlin previous per- secution-of .Protestants by Catholics. But they have gone, without n. trace. and today the Calbollcs havo tliclr own universities, financed with money mainly contributed In taxes by Pro- testants, and their own elementary schools! similarly supported. In the United Slates no clergy are allowed .such power over n Slate-supportaJ evRtem of education'. The agrarian grievance has boen re- moved-by a aeries of land purchase acts, based'' first on a reduced rental and then on loans to the tenant from the British Exchequer at interest und- er 3 per con I, and only about 3% P'.T cent, including the sinking fund for repayment. Tho landlord has thus al- most disappeared, with all his exac- tions, and the evicted tenants have been reinstated. Cottages have been built laborers, and tlie entire 'west has bcfen reorganized by Congested Districts Board, which has dealt with fisheries as well, as agri- land will be handed bask 'the cntlro capital value of tho land purchase schemes, all financed from London of at Hast or ?100 for every man, woman, and child' in, the country. This is the offer of Eng- land when ahe is shipping gold to the United Slates in order io maintain her exchange- in tho New World. The only contribution asked of Ire- land towards the immense burden ot war debt and attendant expenditure is a group of Polish boys wiio are being conscripted for the Polish army. is a year, or about a head. Scotland is paying }SS a head, ia Wales, is paying It Is untrue that Ireland's trade Is unfairly treated. She has the entire British market thrown open to her frao of tariffs. Sho Is tuoro to trade with Britain f ttierft, SIMMONS LIMITED TORONTO WINNIPEG CALGARY VANCOUVER :i via] r.t C'o., Liiiii uiltjbr Sleep ;