ASar. 44] ME. CLANCY'S MOTION 270
Mr. Sexton followed. Ho said: *I wish also to say that 1 novor for a moment abandoned the hope that, no matter what might happen now, a day would come when you would bo leader of the Irish nation in a Leginlaturo whoro none but Irish opinion would influence your position,' Bo thought, so felt, the whole Anti-Parnollito party. But the Liberals simply regarded the Anti-ParnollitoB as a lot of simpletons to allow themselves to bo out-manoouvrod by this clover clovice ; and an tho Anti-Parnollites sank lower and lowor in Liberal opinion after this incident of the Htrugglo, the goniuB of the Chief shone brighter than civer, even in tho eyen of his foo«.
1 'What do Jloaly and Bexton mean,1 a distinguished Liberal said to me, * by accepting Clancy's proposal ? Do they think we are fooln? Do they imagine that Mr, GiadBtomi in going at thin moment to toll the world what hin noxt Home Kulo B.ll will be1? ' "What tho Irish momboni oonnidorod a fair proposal the LibttralH rogartlotl ai a deu$ e^ machm(L
Tho upuhot of Mr. Clancy's motion (which was
tubjiiicitatl to much diseu»si0n and to some modification)
was that tho party unanimoiiBly agreed that Mr. Loamy,
Mr. Stixton, Mr, Hoaly, and Mr, John Beclmond should
an iutorviow with Mr, Gladstone to learn his views
CMI * (1) tho Bottleinent of tho land quoHtion ; (2) on
tho control of tho constabulary force in the event of the
ctttabliglmumt of an Irwh Parliamont.' i * Gontlomon,'
Pamoll, * it in for you to act in thin matter. You are
icmltng with a man who in an unrivalled Bophwt. You
1 It WAR originally it«r«wl» on P«,nn»ll*i4 »ugg«itit»n, that tho cl M wait cm Mr. OU<l*Um<s Kir Wllilttw Haroourt, MM! ^r. w*ti thi*m nti tri||i»th**r| ; but tho Liberal IwttlurM having that Mr, CiliwI»ttJiin »h»ii!«l itU««* ctwl with tho nubjoct, it WHB llnttlly left ill hi • lmn<i ;. iH^^iblo mn-