From Our Irish Correspondent
If any threat to their security ever arose again, he would be able to make an appeal to the people that would bring them out at once as they came out before, declared Lord Craigavon, Six-County Premier, when opening a new Orange hall, near Besshrook, Co. Armagh.
Their opponents, he continued, spread evil reports and said hard things about them, but their invariable answer to the covetous eyes raised on " Ulster " and attempts made to overthrow their equanimity was simply to build another Orange hall.
They had in " Ulster,besdes the Orange Institution, the Black Institution, the Apprentice Boys of Derry, the Ulster Unionist Council. the Ulster Women's Unionist Council, and the Ulster Labour Unionist Association-all working to maintain that part of Ireland as part and parcel of Great Britain and the British
Empire. The new organisations which some people were attempting to start werc really a danger.
There was one point he wished again to stress from an Orange platform. As well as being leader of the Loyalists of " Ulster he was also in a responsible position as prime minister over all classes and creeds in Northern Ireland, and as long as he held that office he would be no party to any tyranny against the minority in their midst and no party to pogroms in " Ulster." His motto was the motto of the Orange Institutioncivil and religious liberty for all classes and creeds who are loyal and obey the law.
They were prouder than ever of their great British Empire. continued the premier,' and proud of the men in London who were attempting to secure peace for the world. It was their duty during the present unsettled state of the world. to preserve the peace in Northern Ireland so that the British government would have its hands free to deal with one of the greatest crises in their time. He had discussed the whole matter with the prime minister of other British dominions when they all-with the exception of the gentleman who ruled the South of Ireland, and was not a Prime Minister at all-met to celebrate the Iting'S jubilee. Their policy was the policy of the British government.