§ MR. TULLY (Leitrim, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been directed to the fact that Colonel Wallace, of the North Down Militia, presided recently at a meeting of Orangemen in Downpatrick, where a man named Trew, of Belfast, made a speech inciting to acts of violence; and what action will be taken in the matter?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETAKY TO THE LORD LIEUTENANT OF IRELAND (Mr. GERALD W. BALFOUR,) Leeds, Central
The meeting referred to was presumably that held in Downpatrick on the 16th December. The meeting was held indoors, and admission to it was by ticket. The Government have no legal evidence of the language used by any of the speakers at the meeting, and it is not proposed to take any action in the matter.