Our Liverpool correspondent says: Large crowds saw Sir Edward sail from Liverpool last night for Belfast, and there was an enthusiastic demonstration.
Several ladies boarded the Belfast steamer Graphic in order to obtain autographs from the Ulster leader.
In response to cries for a speech, Sir Edward said the Home Rule question would not be decided in Ulster alone. If there were to be hostilities, there would be also hostilities in Liverpool. One thing was certain – they would not have Home Rule. The Bill had passed the House of Commons, but it would not pass Portadown. (Cheers).
In reply to a question, Sir Edward said: “The time for speaking is now gone. I have no fear for the future, as we must win in the end.”