After the arrest at Londonderry of Eamonn de Valera, President of the Irish "Republic" (TIME, Nov. 3) the police removed him under strong guard to Belfast, where he was tried and condemned to one month's imprisonment, although the maximum term of incarceration prescribed is two years.

Mr. de Valera declined to recognize the court, referred to it as "the creature of a foreign Power"—the foreign Power being England. This made no difference, however, and to jail he went.

While under arrest, Mr. de Valera heard that he had been...

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