§ MR. HEALY
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether it is the fact that the editor of the "Freiheit" was prosecuted and convicted for general incitement to assassination; if his attention has been called to the following from the "Glasgow Herald":—To govern an Irishman you must get him down, then you must kick him till he cant get up, then you must sit on him in case he comes to;and, whether the Government will consider the advisability of prosecuting that journal for recommending the murder and ill-treatment of Irishmen?
§ SIR WILLIAM HARCOURT
I have no knowledge of the paragraph except what I have in this Question. If the hon. Member wishes for my opinion upon it, I will say I object very much to strong language being employed to any class of Her Majesty's subjects, including Irishmen as well as others; but then the hon. Member must take it that I include in that statement all classes of Irishmen, including even magistrates and constables. No strong language should be employed; but when the hon. Member asks me to compare it with the language of The Freiheit, all I can say is that the two things do not seem to be at all parallel.