THE ULSTER MOBILISATION.
SUCCESSFUL GUN-RUNNING BUSES
TRANSPQRTS LAND GUNS AND ARMS London, April 26.
Tke mobilisation of the volunteers was carried out with amazing precision.
The police were powerless, and were simply onlookers.
Gunrunning went on for six hours. The identity of many officers who inter , fered with the police has been established. '
Colonel Seeley, speaking at Newcastle, asked, •• What of the plot on the other side. Who were the thirty thousand volunteers mobilised against?" Hβ demanded an answer from the Protestant Bishop of Down, who blessed the colours, and who, if he did not denounce the use of weapons, would go down in hiptory as the areb-bypocrite of Christendom. Colonel Seeley laid the whole blame on ,Mr BonarLaw—the only man out of forty five millions who did not believe Mr Asquith's word.
The mobilisation test kept the authorities engaged while the gun-running was being carried out.
The volunteers patrolled thirty miles of the coast road between Belfast and Lame Harbour.
The steamer Fanny, renamed the Monnt Joy, orept into the harbour followed by two small steamer?. A swift transhipment; followed, and the consorts departed for Banger and Donagbadee. After landing a large portion of her cargo the Mount Joy reeailed.
A coastguardsman who sighted a sus> pioions vessel entering Donagbadee, rushed to notify the authorities and dropped dead with excitement.
As the vessel entered Donagbadee, the Bangor volunteers, armed with staves, sur , rounded the coastguards and imprisoned them in the coastguard stations.
It is stated that Captain McCalmont was at Donaghadee.
Captain James Craig, M.P., is with the Bangor volunteers.
Mr Asquitb was hurriedly summoned from the country and conferred with Mr Birrell (Saciefcary for Ireland), Mr Harcourt, and Major-General Sir Ceoil Mackedy (Director of Personal Services at the War Office}.
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THE ULSTER MOBILISATION., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4391, 28 April 1914
THE ULSTER MOBILISATION. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4391, 28 April 1914
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