On Wednesday, Mr. Sexton moved an amendment on the Address,
praying her Majesty to confine authority in Belfast to magistrates "directly responsible to her Majesty's Govern- ment," and to increase the local constabulary to such an extent "as may enable it to deal with any probable contingency." He discoursed for two hours on the necessity of acting without waiting for the report of the Commission of Inquiry, and sharply attacked Lord Iddesleigh, Mr. Chamberlain, and Lord Randolph Churchill,—especially the latter,—as having in- stigated the Orange party to acts of 'violence. Lord Randolph had, he said, incited the Orangemen to revolt after the passing of a Home-rule Bill, and Mr. Chamberlain had incited them to revolt before its passing. Mr. Sexton, of coarse, attributed all the mischief to the Orangemen, and altogether exempted the Roman Catholics and the Nationalists from blame.