§ MR. KNOX
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he has received any information regarding a meeting held by the Orangemen of Killeshandra on the 12th instant, which was called to consider the conduct of one of the "brethren," who had hired a car from Mr. Brady, a Nationalist; whether any of the Orangemen of the district have been "shadowed," on the ground that they are conspiring to prevent one of their body from doing that which ho has a legal right to do; and whether Mr. Brady's name will appear in the Return of persons boycotted in Ireland?
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
I have no certain information, but I understand that the meeting referred to was called to make preparations for the approaching July anniversary. It has not come to the knowledge of the police that any of the transactions at that meeting were illegal. None of the Orangemen in the district have been "shadowed," as the necessity for the adoption of such a course does not at present exist. So far as the police can ascertain, there is no ground for including Mr. Brady's name in the Return of persons boycotted.