I would like to ask the Solicitor General for Ireland a Question which I think he will have no difficulty in answering without Notice—Whether he has learned that William Orr, charged with discharging a revolver from the Orange Hall at Newry on a Nationalist procession, was acquitted to-day by a Belfast jury; whether it was sworn by the police that the prisoner threw the revolver out of the window when one of the barrels had been discharged; and whether the jury not only acquitted Orr, but expressed their disapproval of the Nationalist procession permitted by Lord Spencer; whether the further charge of riot against Orr will be proceeded with before a Belfast jury; and, whether the trials of the other Orangemen charged with firing at the Nationalist procession will be entrusted to juries which have made so gross a display of partizanship?
Will the hon. and learned Gentleman answer whether it is 394 intended to proceed with the cases against the Orangemen at the Belfast Assizes?
§ THE SOLICITOR GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. WALKER)
said, he would speak to the Attorney General on the subject.