§ MR. CHARLES CRAIG (Antrim, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether, on the morning of Sunday, the 9th instant, the letters E.R. on the post office at Bullaun were defaced and the letters U.I.L., indicating the United Irish League, were painted in green in their stead; and whether the police have any information with reference to the matter.
§ MR. BIRRELL
The police have received information that early on the morning of Sunday, the 9th instant, the sign-board of the post office mentioned was daubed with green paint, but it is not the case that the letters U.I.L. were painted on the board or any part of the post office. The paint was at once removed by the postmaster. The police have no knowledge of the offender.
§ MR. J. MACVEAGH (Down, S.)
Is not the objection of the Unionist Member for Ulster to the fact that the paint was green and not orange?
§ [No Answer was returned.]