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HOME RULE CRISIS.

FEVERISH PREPARATIONS.

MOTORCARS DISTRIBUTE

AMMUNITION.

London, May 24. Tremendous tension exists in Ulster. It is feared that the Nationalist; and Ulster volunteer armies will come into collision on Tuesday evening when tbe Home Rule Bill is passed in the House of Commons under the Parliament Act. Both armies are feverishly preparing

for hostilities. Both are fully supplied with arms "and ammunition for active service conditions,

Fifty motorcars distributed lifles one evening from County Down to various centres in Fermanagh.

Two hundred covenanters were all night guarding certain houses. Policß on bicycles unsuccessfully attempted to trace tbe motor-cars, but the numbers of the cars were changed in some cases, tbe numbers of Nationalists being substituted. Every commander of a covenanter regiment received an order reading as follows:—" In view of the possibility of Nationalist rowdyism on the passing of the Home Rule Bill, commanders are authorised to take whatever steps they think advisable to maintain peace and prevent disloyal processions, burn ing of bonfires or displays taking place in Unionist territory throughout the common parts "

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HOME RULE CRISIS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 439, 26 May 1914

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HOME RULE CRISIS. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 439, 26 May 1914

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