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HOME RULE CRISIS.

London, February 11,

A great prayer meeting was held in the Wellington Hall, Belfast, the gathering com prising all denominations, and was so timed as to synchronize with the assembling of Parliament.

The Duke of Portland, in the House of Lords, contributed a speech descriptive of Ulster's preparation, which he watch recently.

Sir Edward Carson, interviewed by the Press, said: '• Mr Asquith's spe-eeh carries ub no further It is simply marking time. Noth ing wes sard to induce Ulstermen to relax their preparations."

Sir Jo ! n Simon, Solicitor-Heneral, oon< trasted Mr Afquith's and Mr Chamberlain's speeches. He said the latter was not oonoilrntorv.

Sir Edward Carson replied, arguing that the situation was intolerable, inasmuoh as Unionists, pending Mr Asquith's suggestions, were asked to vote tbe Estimates, including the pay to tbe Army, which ' iberals threat* ened to send to Ulster. If the Government proposed Ulster exclusion, he wou'd consult Ulstermf n. Sir Edward added tbat Mr lied" mond did not want Ulster's affeotion3, only her taxes.

Mr Redmond repudiated Sir Edward Carson's charge as one of unworthy motives. The Nationalists shared to the full the desire for a peaceful solution. Although he did not Bhare the tragio view of the poßsibilies of civil war, the exclusion of Ulster could never be a solution.

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HOME RULE CRISIS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4371, 13 February 1914

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HOME RULE CRISIS. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4371, 13 February 1914

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