Horrible to Contemplate
The situation in Ireland is growing
more desperate every day. The mayor of Cork who offers himself as a
sacrifice to Ireland independence, is as much a martyr for the right as Bruno
was who gave his body to the flame rather than betray the
It will not be long before the moral sense of the
civilized world will revolt at Britain's brutal treatment of, Ireland and
that great nation of robbers and plunderers will be compelled to treat its
subjects more justly.
King George realizes the enormity the
wrong that is being done Ireland and express the wish that President
Wilson would request the relief of the mayor of Cork. The king says he is
"helpless." Of course he is helpless. He has very little authority in the
country in which he is the titular king.
And Woodrow Wilson has no
sympathy whatever with Ireland. Wilson is an autocrat of the first order
and if he had the power to grant MacSweney a full pardon he would not do
The cruelty and greed of the
world is one of the alarming signs of the times.