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The Ulster Times, published in Belfast 1842 Price 4d with 1d Revenue Stamp - Four broadsheet pages packed with interesting reading including :- Duke of Wellington's Speech in Parliament.  Sir Robert Peel's bill to adopt Income Tax.  Meeting for the relief of distressed weavers.  The British Woollen Hall at High Street, Belfast announce to the Nobility, Gentry and Public the arrival of a large consignment of Silks, Satins and Shawls.  Flaxseed sold by auction in Waring Street.  Perils of a Seaman's Life, Law.  Parliamentary, Court and Markey Reports.
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The Ulster Times March 16th 1839, Lots of Interesting Reading including :- Sale of a jaunting car by auction.  Because of a high number of railway accidents it has been suggested that tickets should contain directions for making wills, and every carriage to be supplied with pens, paper, ink and sealing wax.  Reports of Sir Robert Peel's parliamentary Speeches.  Court reports including a gamekeeper sentenced to death for shooting a poacher.  Adverts for sale by auction, local fairs, etc.
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The London Chronicle 1781 Edition 3d with d Revenue Stamp.  Uses the Long S (S shaped as f).  Lots of interesting reading including :- The King's Bench Prison, destroyed by fire in 1780 is now repaired, and ready for the reception of prisoners.  Reports on the actions of privateers (pirate ships).  State Lottery 538 prizes of 50.  Court and Royal reports.  For Sale by the candle, The Good Cutter 'Union' 240 tons, copper bottomed, 3 years old, piercings for 20 guns, an exceedingly salt sailing vessel.  Printed during the reign of King George III
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The Spectator Friday 13th October 1967. Include :- Weddings of Bennett - Walsh, Curland - Bleakley, Graham - Back; James Gribben; Robert Proctor.  For Sale or Exchange; Cars and Motorcycles; Jobs.  Public Notices, Bangor Grammar School; Pets.  Ballyholme Yacht Club; Cars; Ballyhalbert Women's Institute.
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Bangor Spectator  13th October 1967


Belfast News-Letter Thursday 23 June 1921

1st Column - List of Councils and Associations;  Shooting at Hannahstown, Three Men Captured;  Where the Flies Go
2nd Column - Scottish Church Union, Speech by Mr. Balfour; Correspondence, Agriculture and the Northern Parliament; Police Kill Rebel
3rd Column - Admiral Sim's Return, Reception in New York; American Labour and Ireland; Public Expenditure; An Interesting Coincidence
4th Column - The Late Sir A. Newton; Historical Ulster Note; Rebel Fire Plot Fails
5th Column - Magistrates Kidnapped; Sentenced to be Shot; Rear-Admiral Sir Reginald Tyrwhitt
6th Column - Burned to Death; Roscommon Skirmish; Ireland and U.S.; Ex-Sailor Murdered; The Miners' Strike; Tourist Trophy Races
7th Column - Morris Cowley, Morris Oxford, Advertisement; An Estimates Committee; Colliery Proprietor's Death in Church

Births, Marriages, and Deaths
Belfast News-Letter Thursday 23 June 1921


Taylor - June 18, 1921, at 28 Indiana Avenue, Belfast, to Mr. and Mrs. A. Taylor - a son.


Adair - June 22, at his residence, 59 Great Victoria Street, James Adair. His remains will be removed from above address to-morrow (Friday), 24th inst., at 2.30 for interment in City Cemetery. No flowers
Adamson - June 21, 1921 (as the result of an accident), George Adamson. Funeral (private) from his residence, Irish Quarter West, Carrickfergus, to-day (Thursday), 23rd inst., at 12 o'clock noon, for interment in Victoria Cemetery. Katie Adamson
- June 22, 1921, at his residence, 2 Back Lane, Lisburn, William Conn. The remains of my dear brother will be removed for interment to-morrow (Friday), at 3 p.m., to Lisburn Cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation. Deeply regretted
Elwood - June 21, at her residence, Rickamore, Jean, the dearly-beloved wife of William Elwood. Her remains will be removed to-day (Thursday), 23rd inst., at 1 o'clock, for interment in Antrim New Cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation. William Elwood.
Farquharson - June 22, at Coleraine Cottage Hospital, Catherine, beloved wife of Archibald Farquharson, Main Street, Portrush. Funeral to Ballywillan to-morrow (Friday), at 3 o'clock.
Hunter - June 22, 1921, at his residence, Cullyhagan, Lislea, Kilrea, John C. Hunter. Funeral to-morrow (Friday), 24th inst., at 2 o'clock (summer time), to family burying-ground, Kilrea. Friends will please accept this (the only) intimation. John C. Hunter, Jun.
Melville - June 21, at her residence, 29 Bentinck Street, Mary, relict of the late William Melville. Funeral to Carnmoney this day (Thursday), at 3 p.m. Wm. Melville
Tiernan - June 20, 1921, at his residence, 4 and 6 Prince's Street, Queen's Square, Belfast, John, dearly-beloved husband of Ellen Tiernan. R.I.P. Funeral to Milltown Cemetery at 2 p.m. to-day (Thursday), 23rd June.

In Memoriam
Belfast News-Letter Thursday 23 June 1921

Greene - In loving remembrance of my dear wife, Charlotte Sarah (Sadie), who departed this life June 23rd, 1919, and whose remains were laid to rest in Union Cemetery, Calgary, Canada. Wm. J. Greene

Cadets Sent to Penal Servitude
     Alfred Blake and Harry Hawking, temporary Cadets, R.I.C., have been sentenced by court-martial to five years' penal servitude each for having, while armed with revolvers, robbed two men of twenty seven watches, a bottle of rum, and seven bottles of whisky ay Balbriggan.

Penal Servitude for Cruelty to Animals
     At the Derby Assizes yesterday afternoon three Chesterfield miners, Patrick Connolly, John Deskin, and Patrick Flaherty were sentenced to three years' penal servitude for maiming seven pigs and killing a dog which they pinned to the ground with a pick. The defence was an alibi.


The Belfast News-Letter, Tuesday, May 4, 1909

     A Workman's Strange Death
Yesterday afternoon the body of a man named William Taggart, who is described as a fitter, was found at his residence 80 Beresford Street. It appears that the neighbours, who had not seen deceased since Saturday, became alarmed, and informed the police, and on the premises being broken into he was discovered lying dead. Sergeant Hall, Brown Square Barracks, had the body conveyed to the morgue, and reported the matter to the City Coroner, who will hold an inquest.

     Irish Ladies' Golfing Union - Ormeau v. Bangor
This match in the inter-club competition, class B, was played at Ormeau on the 29th ult., and resulted in a victory for the town club by 21 puts to 3. Details:-
Ormeau - Mrs. Forrester, Miss Barr, Mrs. Gelston, Miss Edwards, Mrs. McMurray, Miss Rankin (21)
Bangor - Mrs. Furey, Miss Campbell, Miss E. Campbell, Mrs. Donnelly, Mrs. Galway, Mrs. Anderson (3)

     Burglary in Newry
On the night of the 2nd inst. or early yesterday morning the premises of Messrs. R. Foster, Limited, Newry, were broken into and a large quantity of goods stolen. In the early part of the day everything was noticed to be secure, and it is surmised that the robbery took place after two o'clock yesterday morning when the police patrol left for the barracks. An entrance was effected into the ready-made department through the hoarding at present surrounding the new premises in course of construction. When the place was reopened for business yesterday two large bundles of goods were found lying at the rere of the premises, and on a search being made a large quantity of other goods was missed. The police are making an investigation into the matter.

     Belfast Bankruptcy Court    Belfast News-Letter Tuesday 4th May 1909
Yesterday - Before his Honour Judge Fitzgibbon, Mr. T. C. Houston, registrar, and Mr. Richard Grainger, official assignee, were in attendance. There were six arrangement matters, in which the professional gentlemen engaged were - Messrs. D. McGonigal, James Alexander, Samuel Ross, F. L. Hughes, W. K. Gibson, and J. H. Robb, Barrister-at-Law, and Samuel Porter, Barrister-at-Law.
   In re John McCully - The bankrupt had been a coal merchant in Ann Street, and the matter was listed for the examination of witnesses. Mr. David McGonigal appeared for the petitioning creditors, and Mr. James Alexander for the bankrupt. Thomas Burns, chartered accountant, said he carried on business in partnership with Mr. Smiley. The bankrupt executed a trust deed in his favour, and in consequence witness went into possession of the estate. Witness subsequently negotiated with the bankrupt for the sale of the office furniture, and the bankrupt's son paid him 23 odd. Witness did not investigate the trading. He had collected 69 3s. 4d. James McCully, son of the bankrupt, said he purchased the furniture through his father. He had 15 of his own, and he got a loan of 8 from his mother. He assisted his father in the business. The bankrupt, examined, said he had been in business over thirty years, having succeeded his father. This was the third time he had stopped payment. He could not tell the amount of goods he had obtained during the past twelve months. Mr. McGonigal said he asked for me order.
   In re Crawford Bros.
In this matter on the application of Mr. Saml. Ross, representing the assignees, leave was given to accept an offer of 20 by Mr. Samuel Crawford, senior, for the interest in the bankrupt's premises in North Thomas Street.
   In re Daniel Harrigan.
The bankrupt had been a publican in Ballycastle, and the matter came up for first and second public sittings. Mr. James Alexander appeared for the creditors, and Mr. David McGonigal for the bankrupt. The bankrupt, examined, stated that he carried on business as a publican in Ballycastle, and in addition to the public-house he had a self-interest in a farm after his mother's time. The farm was sold now. His mother and himself executed a mortgage of 907 with the Ballymena Building Society. The public house was sold for 700 and the farm for 355. The liabilities now were 826, to meet which he had only 6. He was not interested in the Ballycastle millionaire's estate. The sittings were further adjourned.
   In re Maurice Reubin.
This matter, which was listed for second public setting, was, on the application of Mr. James Alexander, adjourned generally. The bankrupt had carried a composition after bankruptcy.
   In re Samuel Houston.
The second public sitting in this matter was, on the application of Mr. Samuel Ross, representing the assignees, adjourned generally.
   In re William Ross.
The bankrupt had been a publican in Carrickfergus, and the matter was listed on a motion to amend the dividend list. Mr. McGonigal said Mrs. Ross, the wife of the bankrupt, had a proved debt of 102 6s 8d against his estate. The payment to her had been postponed under the Women's Property Act until the other creditors had been paid 20s in the . The application now was to amend the finding of the registrar and strike out the stay against the wife. The affidavit of Mrs. Ross set out that she was entitles to the amount stated out of the estate of her father, and she had duly authorised her husband to receive the money. He did so, but did not refund her the money as he should have done, and used the proceeds for discharging debts. Mr. Dickson (Messrs. Shean & Dickson) opposed the application on behalf of the assignees, and asked his Honour to hold that the wife entrusted her husband with the money for the purpose of his business, and, therefore, her debt should be postponed until the ordinary trade creditors had been paid 20s in the . His Honour removed the stay.
   In re David McClenaghan.
The bankrupt had been a publican at Dromore, and the case was listed for adjourned first public sitting and second public sitting. Mr. Rea (Messrs. Carson & McDowell), who represented the assignees, said the bankrupt had not yet filed his schedule, but it was practically ready, and he understood from Mr. Alexander, who represented him, that McClenaghan proposed to take out a sitting for composition after bankruptcy. Under the circumstances he asked that the case be adjourned for a fortnight. This was agreed to.
   In re David Porter.
The bankrupt had been a rate-collector in the City Hall, and the case was listed by Sir Samuel Black for first public sitting. When the case was called there was no appearance. The Registrar said somebody should be there. The case was one from the City Hall, and if his Honour would adjourn it for a week he would communicate with those concerned. This was agreed to.
   An Absconding Rate Collector - In re A. H. Gibb.  
Belfast News-Letter Tuesday 4th May 1909
The bankrupt had been a rate collector in the employment of the Antrim County Council, and a farmer at Magheramorne. The case was listed for examination of witnesses. Mr. McGonigal appeared for the petitioning creditors, and Mr. T. E. Alexander represented witnesses. Wm. Henry Craig stated he was surety in the Ulster Bank, Larne, for Gibb for 330. He last saw Gibb in Belfast on Tuesday, when he told him he was going to Canada. He said he had been going to the bad for ten years, and used the money for the purpose of filling up holes in the rates. Do you know that he has that morning received a cheque from the county council? - No, I do not. Did he tell you by what steamer he was going to Canada? - He did not. He said he was going on Thursday. Mr. Alexander - It was an ordinary trust deed he executed? - So I understand. James Hamilton stated that on Wednesday last he ascertained that Gibb was going to Canada. Do you know as a fact that he went that night? - I know nothing about whether he went that night or not. But he left you to go to Canada? - He said he was going there. You are also a security for this 300 odd? - Yes. Did you not talk with him as to what he had done with the money? - I asked him what he had done with it, and he could not give an account of where it went. He said he had been using it for the county council. Samuel Wilson, a brother-in-law, gave evidence as to seeing Gibb going on board the tender for the boat going to Canada. Witness knew as a fact that Gibb obtained 350 from a bank in Whitehead. Do you know that he got a cheque from the Antrim County Council? - Yes, for 138, I understand. Mr. McGonigal asked his Honour to issue a warrant for the arrest of the bankrupt, who, he said, had 1,000 in his pocket. His Honour - Will a warrant be any use? Mr. McGonigal - He is not out of the dominions of his Majesty the King. He has gone to Canada after getting 330 from one bank, 350 from another, and 150 from the Antrim County Council. Mr. T. Erskine Alexander said he did not appear for the bankrupt, but he acted in the preparation of the trust deed on 28th April. That was the day before the bankrupt made his departure. If it would be any satisfaction to Mr. McGonigal, he could give evidence that, instead of leaving with 1,000, the bankrupt left without a penny. Mr. McGonigal - That is the usual way bankrupts leave. (Laughter). He did not go away and tell Mr. Alexander. His Honour - Do you want to give evidence? Mr. Alexander - I could give you evidence that this man left without a penny in his pocket. Mr. McGonigal - Mr friend knows he would not get landing without money in his pocket. Mr. Alexander - I know nothing about Canada. His Honour said he would issue the warrant.

       Belfast Police Intelligence.   Belfast News-Letter Tuesday 4th May 1909
In the Custody Court yesterday before Messrs. Garrett Nagle, R.M., and W. S. Rimmer -
  Matthew Morgan
was charged by Detective Constable Wm. Stewart with loitering in Claremont Lane on Saturday, for the purpose of book-making. Mr. A. J. Lewis prosecuted, and Mr. Joseph Donnelly appeared for the defence. Evidence having been heard, showing that a number of documents relating to betting transactions had been found on the accused, he was fined 20s and costs.
  Joseph Ruddy, a man of powerful build, was charged with having assaulted Constable Morrison on a recent date. It appeared that the prisoner flung a stone at the complainant, who was accompanied on the occasion by another officer, and as the result of this act a crowd gathered and stone-throwing became general. Mr. Lewis said the locality - Leeson Street - had a bad reputation, but it had been peaceable for some time. There were six previous convictions against the accused, and he was sentenced to six calendar months' imprisonment, Mr. Nagle stating that he wanted to mark his disapproval of such conduct.
  Mary Jane Gourley, who is well known in the police courts, appeared in the dock for the 164th time. The charge against her was that of drunkenness and disorderly behaviour in Academy Street on Saturday. She was convicted and sentenced to one calendar month's imprisonment.
  John Hutchinson was charged with the larceny of a sum of money - 1 7s 7d - the property of Margaret George. The evidence was to the effect that Miss George was walking along Lepper Street on Saturday morning, when the accused came up behind her, snatched the purse out of her hand and ran away. She failed to overtake him in the pursuit which ensued, but he was eventually captured in a public house. A remand was granted in the case to enable Constable Ahern to make further inquiries.
  James Brennan was charged with having committed an assault upon Constable Philip Heelan in a house in Dundee Street on the 2nd inst. The evidence showed that in consequence of a complaint made to him, the constable entered the dwelling, and the prisoner attempted to strike him with a poker, and kick him on the stomach. He received some kicks on the shins. Three calendar months' imprisonment was ordered.
     In the Summons Court, before Messrs. A. Newton Brady, R.M., and Mr. W. S. Rimmer, Wm. Christie, Craigarogan, was summoned by Inspector John McCourt, N.S.P.C.A., for cruelly ill-treating a horse. The inspector said he saw the animal on the 27th April, and in his opinion it was not fit for work. A find of 2s 6d and 12s 6d costs was imposed.
     Wm. Kilpatrick, 5 Andrew Street, was summoned by Inspector Whelehan, N.S.P.C.C., for neglecting his children. Mr. Lewis, who prosecuted, said this was the third time the defendant had been before the Court for similar offences. On the 21st April, when the inspector went to the house, he found there was no food or fire. On the 24th April the inspector paid another visit to the house, and found no improvement. The wife of the defendant, Mary Kilpatrick, said that her husband gave her no support. On one occasion when she asked her husband for money he kicked her. The defendant denied having neglected the children, and said they had never done well since they went to live near his mother-in-law. The defendant was sentenced to two months' imprisonment.


Belfast News-Letter, Wednesday, 5th August 1908

       Brief Snippets from Around the World
  Several persons were injured in a motor 'bus accident near Leamington on the 3rd inst.
  The leading Scottish railways have decided to enforce demurrage charges on delayed waggons.
  Three men were injured in a fire which broke out yesterday in Old Charles Street, Bedminster, Bristol.
  At Penge yesterday William Hayward was committed for trial, charged with the man0slaughter of his wife.
  A strong shock of earthquake was felt in Algeria yesterday morning, and considerable damage was done to property, but nobody was killed.
  A verdict of suicide whilst of unsound mind was returned yesterday in the case of George Backenstroff, who hanged himself in Brixton Prison.
  The conference of cotton spinners and operatives in Manchester yesterday on the subject of the proposed reduction of wages by 5 per cent. failed to come to an agreement.
  A terrible motoring accident is reported from San Francisco, a car containing seven persons falling a distance of thirty feet over an embankment. Five of the occupants were killed.
  Three Cyclists returning from Southampton to Willesden collided with a motor car at Egham Hall yesterday afternoon. One of the cyclists, John Kennedy, sustained a fractured skull and leg, and is not expected to recover.

       A Century Ago - Extracts from "Belfast News-Letter"
  Friday 5th August 1806 - We learn with much satisfaction that yesterday the expedition under convoy of his Majesty's ships Audacious, Zebra, Eugene, and Brazen, cleared St. Helen's with the wind at east, and we hope they will be enabled to work their way down the channel. The transports that lately proceeded from Ramsgate are waiting to join them.
  The embarkation of the fourth expedition has already commenced with the 15th Dragoons at Gravesend. The Brigade of Guards at Chatham, the 45th, 51st, and 87th embark in the ensuing week. Several regiments of cavalry early expect orders to advance to the coast. It is said that in a fifth expedition, which is to combine a large force of military and much cavalry, the gallant offer of some of the militia regiments will be accepted.
  On the 25th ult., at Armagh, the 2nd Battalion of the 42nd Royal Highlanders, under the command of Lord Blantyre, was inspected by their colonel, Lieutenant-General the Marquis of Huntley, when his Lordship was pleased to express in the highest terms his approbation of the discipline and appearance of this battalion, above 700 strong, and who had all been recruited in the North of Scotland in less than twelve months. The Marquis, with that generosity for which he is so eminently distinguished, on leaving the ground, gave one hundred guineas to be distributed amongst the non-commissioned officers and privates.
  On Wednesday morning a gang of bleach-green robbers were apprehended near Templepatrick. Two men and two women were brought to this town, and have been transmitted to Carrickfergus Jail. One of the women was detected while carrying some of the stolen webs. They have more than once been accused of former depredations.


Belfast News-Letter Tuesday 11th May 1937

Births, Marriages and Deaths

   Holm - Knight ~ At Ekenhead Church, Belfast, on 28th April, 1937, by the Rev. J. H. Jamison, B.D. - John M. Holm, B.S.c., Ph.D., younger son of the late Mr. and Mrs. A. Holm, Bearsden, Glasgow, to Elizabeth Margaret, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Knight, 524 Antrim Road, Belfast.

   Adams - May 8, 1937, at his residence, 4 Castle Terrace, Larne Harbour, Edward John, beloved husband of Ellen Jane Adams. His remains will be removed for interment in Glynn Churchyard, to-day (Tuesday), at 3 p.m. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing Wife and Family.
   Agnew - May 9, 1937, at 58 Court Street, Newtownards, Jane, widow of James Agnew. Funeral to Movilla Cemetery to-day (Tuesday), at 3 p.m. No flowers, please. "Gone to be with Christ." Deeply mourned. Sadie and Annie Agnew.
   Duff - May 9, 1937, at her residence, Flood Lodge, Ballygoney, Moneymore, Margaret Dunn, widow of Thomas Duff. House and funeral private. Deeply regretted.
   Giffin - At his residence, Bally, Kirkinriola, on Monday, the 10th inst., Thomas Giffin. Funeral to-day (Tuesday), at 3 o'clock p.m., to Cullybackey R.P. Church.
   Gunning - May 10, 1937, at 10 Dunleath Terrace, Ballywalter, Captain James Gunning. The remains of our dearly-beloved father will be removed for interment in Whitechurch Cemetery to-morrow (Wednesday), at 2 p.m. No flowers, by request. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing Daughters.
   Hanna - May 10, 1937, at his residence, Drumreagh, Ballygowan, Hamilton Hanna. Funeral from above address to-morrow (Wednesday), 12th inst., at 3 o'clock, to the family burying-ground, Kilmood. Friends will please accept this intimation. No flowers, by request. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing Wife and Family. "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord."
   Laughlin - May 9, 1937 (suddenly), at his residence, Castle Street, Antrim, William H. K. Laughlin (Builder), dearly-loved husband of Annie Laughlin. Funeral to New Cemetery, Antrim, to-day (Tuesday), at 3 p.m. Deeply regretted by his loving Wife and Son.
   Lyons - May 9, at her residence, Ardbrin, Katesbridge, Margaret, beloved wife of James Lyons. Funeral to-day (Tuesday), at 3 p.m., to Annaclone. Deeply regretted.
   McIlwain - May 10, 1937, at his residence, Greenhill, Ligoniel, James, the beloved husband of Emily J. McIlwain. His remains will be removed from above address to the family burying ground, Umgall, on Thursday, 13th inst., at 11 a.m. Emily J. McIlwain.
   Orr - May 10, 1937, at his residence, 38 Eglantine Avenue, Belfast, William Orr (formerly Resident Magistrate, Dungarvin, Co. Waterford), in his 82nd year. Funeral 10 a.m., Thursday, to New Cemetery, Antrim. No flowers, please.
   Pentland - May 9, 1937 (suddenly), at his residence, 62 Castlereagh Road, Daniel, darling husband of Susan M. Pentland and youngest son of the late William Pentland, Oxford Street. House and funeral strictly private. No flowers, please. "The Lord gave and the Lord taketh away. Blessed by the name of the Lord." Deeply regretted.
   Reid - May 9, 1937, at her residence, Carnteel, Aughnacloy, Isobel (Bella), second daughter of the late Joseph and Mrs. Reid. Funeral to-day (Tuesday), at 1 o'clock, to Aughnacloy.
   Robb - May 10, 1937, at Lurgan Hospital, William John, dearly-loved husband of Jane Robb, Tarson, Portadown. Funeral from his late residence to-morrow (Wednesday), at 12 o'clock, to family burying-ground, Drumcree. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing Wife and Family.
   Thompson - May 9, 1937, at her residence, in Cornabrass, Newtownbutler, in her 76th year, Isabella, widow and former dearly-loved wife of Isaac Thompson.
   Torrens - May 10, 1937, Mrs. Harriet Torrens, Braidujle House, Drumbo, widow of Dr. H. R. Torrens. Funeral private. No flowers, by request.
   Young - May 8, 1937, at her uncle's residence, 31 Delaware Street, Belfast, Annie R. B., elder daughter of James and the late Sarah Young, Magheramorne, Co. Antrim. Funeral private.

In Memoriam
- In loving remembrance of our dear mother, Mary Turney, widow of Fred G. S. Gorman, who died 10th May, 1917. A. N. and V.

Illicit Distillation - Moneyglass Man Fined at Toome   Belfast News-Letter Tuesday 11th May 1937
     Terence McCann, Moneyglass, was fined 5 at Toome Petty Sessions for having had in his possession a condenser, still head, and 35 gallons of wash on 13th April. Sergeant Hynes stated that he searched defendant's house and found an iron drum and keg with traces of treacle in them. In a bog adjoining defendant's land he found the other articles. Defendant denied all knowledge of the articles found in the bog, and said he had used the treacle for feeding pigs.
     At Londonderry Recorder's Court yesterday Judge Osborne ordered the payment out of Court of 1,151 to Miss Teresa Flaherty, Gore, New Zealand, whose father, an R.I.C. constable, was murdered in Londonderry during the 1920 troubles.

News in Brief    Belfast News-Letter Tuesday 11th May 1937
     Mrs. Millicent Russell, Fitzwilliam Street, Belfast, has been appointed matron of Banbridge District Hospital.
     Rose Ellen Brogan, of Plumbridge, was admitted to Tyrone County Hospital, Omagh, yesterday suffering from a fractured jaw received as a result of a cycling accident near Newtownstewart.
     Strabane Urban Council yesterday decided to appoint Mr. J. Cassidy, Clooney Terrace, Derry, in a temporary capacity as town surveyor, subject to the approval of the Ministry of Home Affairs.

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Belfast News-Letter Tuesday 11th May 1937

top left - Bellevue Amusement Park, The new Water-Chute just erected, which will form an additional attraction at the park during Coronation Week.
top right - The Union Castle Liner, Windsor Castle, in charge of the tug Southampton on arrival at Belfast yesterday morning for overhaul and reconditioning by Messrs. Harland & Wolff, Limited.
left 2nd photo down - Coronation Ball in Londonderry, Military officers in uniform added much to the brilliant scene at the ball held in the Guildhall.
right 2nd photo down - Members of Committee who organised the Coronation Ball, the proceeds of which will help in the erection of the proposed new 15,000 Maternity Wing of the Derry City and County Hospital.
left 3rd photo down - Coronation Decorations, Painting of the King and Queen on a gable at corner of Marine Street and Little Ship Street (in York Street area). Mr. J. F. Gordon, M.P., and Mr. W. Grant, M.P., will take part in the unveiling ceremony this evening.
middle 3rd photo down - At the Coronation Ball, from left, the Mayor of Derry (Captain J. M. Wilton, M.C.), Major W. H. Gilliland, Commander F. Gilliland, R.N.V.R.; Lady McCorkell, and County-Inspector H. B. Lenthall, R.U.C.
right 3rd photo down - St. Jude's Lawn Tennis Club, Mr. C. S. Neill (president) serving the first ball at the reopening of the courts at Flush Park, Belfast, on Saturday.
left bottom - May Street Presbyterian Church Lawn Tennis Club, Mrs. H. Morton playing the first shot at the opening of the courts at St. John's Avenue, Belfast, on Saturday. Included in the photograph are the Rev. A. Wylie Blue and Mr. W. J. Price (chairman)
right bottom - Donegall Square Methodist Church Lawn Tennis Club, Members and friends photographed at the opening ceremony, which was performed by Mr. R. Clements Lyttle, J.P. (seated fourth from right), at St. John's Avenue, Belfast, on Saturday.

Shot Belfast Soldier        Belfast News-Letter Tuesday 11th May 1937
Coroner's Comments at Inquest - Police Evidence of Early Morning Tragedy, Open Verdict Returned
     "The police were not justified in firing upon the man," declared the Belfast Coroner (Mr. T. E. Alexander) yesterday when he returned an open verdict at an inquest on Thomas Arbuckle, aged 21, a soldier of the Royal Irish Fusiliers, who was shot by police near Ardilea Street, Belfast, in the early hours of the morning of the 4th May. It was stated that Arbuckle was a deserter from his battalion, and when a party of civil and military police visited a house to arrest him he ran away. Two shots were fired by the civil police, one of which wounded him so badly that he died in hospital a few hours later. Mr. W. W. B. Topping (instructed by Mr. S. V. Tughan) appeared for Detective-Sergeant Park, and Mr. S. C. Porter, K.C. (instructed by Mr. F. Tughan) appeared for the widow and next-of-kin of Arbuckle. The Coroner said it was an unusual and painful tragedy which he regretted having to inquire into. There was no one who had a greater admiration for the members of the R.U.C. than he had. Any person coming in contact with them as he did almost daily could not help forming the highest opinion of the manner in which they discharged their difficult duties. It was, therefore, with deep regret that he found it his duty to inquire into the circumstances of a tragedy in which the conduct of some of the R.U.C. members was in question. In the evidence it would appear that Arbuckle was an absentee or a deserter from his regiment, the Royal Irish Fusiliers. He had thereby committed an offence under the Army Act for which he could be court-martialled. A warrant had been issued for his apprehension, and Sergeant Park, with R.U.C. constables and military police, set out to effect his arrest. During the pursuit two shots were fired by Sergeant Park, one of which hit Arbuckle, resulting in his death. The Coroner went on to quote the law in regard to when an officer could fire on a man. The Coroner added that it was only in cases of treason or felony that an officer was entitled to shoot, and then only if the offender could not be otherwise apprehended. "Deserting or absenting without leave is neither treason nor felony," the Coroner added. "It is a statutory offence under the Army Act, tryable by court-martial. The police, therefore, were not justified in firing upon the man. "The case is one which in all its circumstances is full of sorrow, and I have great sympathy with the bereaved widow and the relatives of the dead man in their grief and sorrow. "Upon the evidence I find that the deceased died from haemorrhage and shock following a gunshot wound inflicted by Sergeant John Park, and my verdict, therefore, is an open one." Mr. Topping expressed Sergeant Park's deep sorrow that the incident should have resulted in the young man's death. "No matter what the circumstances might be under which this affair occurred, it will be to his dying day his sorrow that it was his hand that caused the death of this boy. "I don't want, in view of your ruling, to go into the merits of the matter at all, but I do wish to point out that I don't think the summary of the law you have given is exhaustive. It is certainly the law as it stands in England, but in Northern Ireland there is a Statute which I think makes a considerable difference - that is the Civil Authorities (Special Powers) Act. I don't want, however, to make any suggestion in regard to the merits of the matter." Mr. Topping added that it was Detective-Sergeant Park's personal desire to give evidence that day and explain the whole facts of the occurrence. It was on the advice of his solicitor and he (Mr. Topping) that he did not do so. District-Inspector Williams expressed the sympathy of the police with the relatives. Mr. S. C. Porter, K.C., acknowledged the expressions of sympathy. He said he did not wish to say a single word "that would accentuate any bit of feeling here to-day, as these events are likely to be the subject of investigation in another Court." At the outset, the Coroner said he regarded the death of Arbuckle as so serious that he had directed that the fullest details be supplied to him of the circumstances. That had been done with the greatest care, and would be given in evidence. "I am not concerned," he said, "with anything except to ascertain the cause of death, and I cannot allow any other questions to be investigated. Questions outside the cause of death will, no doubt, be investigated and determined in another Court."

     Struck Sergeant - Irish Fusilier Ordered 42 Days' Detention
When Fusilier Michael McGrory, of the 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers, was told to clean his white belt because it was dirty, he struck his sergeant. At the Aldershot court0martial yesterday McGrory was sentenced to 42 days' detention for striking Sergeant A. Burton. Burton said after he had ordered McGrory to clean his belt, McGrory struck him on the face.

     Ballymena Bigamy Charge - Belfast Man Sentences to Six Months' Imprisonment   Belfast News-Letter Tuesday 11th May 1937
   James Ambrose Lilburn, Ardglen Gardens, Belfast, who pleaded guilty at Ballymena Quarter Sessions yesterday when charged with having bigamously married to Hannah Reynolds, was sentenced to six months' imprisonment with hard labour.
   William Knowles, Lislabin, Cloughmills, appealed unsuccessfully against a decision of the resident magistrate in sentencing him to two months' imprisonment and fining him 5 for having had a quantity of illicit spirits in his possession. Judge Bates also confirmed the sentence in the case of Barbara Knowles, who had been sentenced to one month's imprisonment and fined 5 for having concealed the spirits.
   Six youths were charged with having broken and entered the dwelling-house of John Carson, Tullygarley, and stolen a number of household articles. Two of them were ordered to be sent to a reformatory for three years.

     Lorry Crashes Over Bridge - Two British Soldiers Killed Near Cairo
Cairo, Saturday - Two British soldiers and a Sudanese frontiersman were killed when a British Army lorry skidded and crashed over a bridge, bursting into flames, near here to-day. The Britons were Lance-Corporal Burton and Trooper Parry, both of the 7th Queen's Own Hussars - Reuter.
     Dublin Man Discharged   
Belfast News-Letter Tuesday 11th May 1937
Joseph Miskell, Upper Leeson Street, Dublin, was discharged when he appeared on remand at the Belfast Police Court yesterday, charged with incurring debt by obtaining food and lodgings in a Belfast hotel by false pretences. District Inspector Hamilton said he was prepared to withdraw all the charges, as the bills had been paid. At a previous hearing evidence was given that Miskell had represented himself at the hotel as an officer of the R.A.F.

     Latest Inventions - The following applications for patents, specially compiled for "The Belfast News-Letter" by the local firm of Chartered Patent Agents, were made for the week ended the 1st May:- A. B. Bell, device to facilitate replacement of wheels of automobiles; C. M. Eagleton, self-closing gates; W. D. Eglinton, equipment for filing envelopes, &c.; Ferranti, Ltd., television, &c.; C. R. Fairey, safety razors; D. Finlayson, textile products; T. Holt, Ltd., machines for winding yarns, &c., or paper tubes, &c.; Hoover, Ltd., separation of dirt from furnace gases; J. McKenzie apparatus for dispensing beer, &c.; E. A. Wootton, connecting scantling, &c., together; E. Wootton, range-finders.


Belfast News-Letter Friday 25th December 1908

     Inquest in Belfast - Fatal Fall Downstairs
The city coroner (Dr. James Graham) held an inquest yesterday in Peter's Hill Baths regarding the death of Sarah Gault, who resided in Kendal Street. The husband of the deceased stated that on the evening of the 22nd inst., on returning home from his business, he found his wife, who was 66 years of age, lying on the ground at the foot of the stairs. She appeared to have fallen downstairs, and as he was unable to get any response from her he summoned a doctor. Dr. White responded to the call, and found that Mrs. was dead. He attributed dislocation of the neck as the cause of death, and the jury returned a verdict in accordance with the medical testimony, adding that deceased probably came to her injuries through accidentally falling downstairs.

     Sudden Death of a Carman.
An inquest was held in the Falls Road Baths, touching the death of a man named Thomas McNearney, night carman, who resided at 25 Merrion Street. Margaret McNearney, wife of the deceased, said her husband returned from his work on the morning of the 23rd inst., about ten o'clock, as usual. After having some food he went to bed. At 1.30 p.m. she heard him moaning, and proceeded to his bedroom. He was unable to speak, and she summoned Dr. McDonnell, but her husband died just before his arrival. Dr. N. J. McDonnell, 101 Falls Road, said in his opinion death was due to chronic heart disease, and the jury found accordingly.

     Death from Gas Poisoning.
An inquest was held in Strandtown touching the death of James Neill, who died at his residence, 197 Holywood Road. Mary Neill, a daughter, gave evidence of identification. Her father, who was 79 years of age, went to bed about 5.30 p.m. on the 22nd. He was then in his usual state of health, and expressed his intention of calling on a friend early the next morning. As he did not come downstairs on 23rd inst., witness went to his room, and on opening the door felt a strong smell of gas. Her father was lying on the bed dead. The key of the gas bracket was slightly turned, and gas was escaping. Dr. Moore happened to be passing at the time, and witness called him in. Sergeant Bridgeham deposed that on 23rd inst. he was summoned to 197 Holywood Road, and proceeding there, he found the deceased lying dead on the bed. The room smelled strongly of gas. He examined the bracket, and found that the tap or key was turned right round. Dr. Moore deposed that death was due to asphyxiation caused by coal gas. Deceased had suffered from an infirmity, and he was accustomed to rise during the night, on which occasions he turned on the gas, which was always left burning at low pressure. The jury returned a verdict in accordance with the medical testimony.


Belfast Telegraph Wednesday 17th October 1923

Flying-Officer Miles Tallentire, R.A.F., who died from injuries received in a flying accident in India. He was the eldest son of Mr. Wilfred Tallentire, manager of the Lurgan Municipal Gasworks, and saw active service in France during the war.

       Man With Irish Brogue - How An American Was Robbed.
   Dr. Gant, a young American medical man who only arrived in London this week, has been the victim of a confidence trickster. Whilst walking in Kensington Gardens, Dr. Gant got into conversation with a supposed American, and shortly afterwards a third man who gave the name Carvey, and spoke with a pronounced Irish brogue joined them. There was some talk regarding sight-seeing in London and the Irishman then declared that he had been entrusted with the disposal of a fortune amongst American charities. The Irishman induced Dr. Gant and the supposed American to go into a small restaurant in Kensington High Street where they could discuss the details and the best methods of disposing of the fortune which he had had left to him. In the subsequent exchange of valuables to establish confidence Dr. Gant parted with English notes, his gold watch and fob, gold cigarette case and a ring, the total value of which he placed at 1,000 dollars - 220. After Mr. Carvey had been gone some time he was followed by the supposed American, who ostensibly left to search for the plausible Irishman, whilst the doctor remained in the restaurant in case the latter should return. Neither came back and Dr. Gant has now reported the case to the police. The description which he was able to give of Mr. Carvey tallies with that of a man who a few days ago duped another American visitor. Dr. Gant, who is staying at a private hotel in Bloomsbury, is making a tour of Europe prior to taking up a practice in America.

       Five-Year-Old Hero - 3,000 People at Memorial Unveiling.
   Maidenhead did honour to a little hero when a memorial, in the form of a handsome marble cross, was unveiled in the cemetery by Sir Ernest Gardner, the ceremony being attended by 3,000 people. The little hero was Benjamin Arthur Taphouse, aged five, son of a G.W.R. employee, who in March last, when playing with other children in Bray Road, saw a motor-van approaching and ran into the road and pulled a perambulator containing a baby out of danger, but was himself knocked down and killed. The memorial was erected by public subscription.

       Ladies' Work Depot Reopened.
   Everything is home-made, hand-made, for the Ulster Ladies' work Society exists for the purpose of disposing of needlework made by gentlewomen in reduced circumstances, and the depot at 11 Chichester Street is merely the distributing centre where these articles are collected and displayed.

       Forgot His Wife and Married Three of Them.
   Charles James McNair (28), cook, was sentenced to fifteen months imprisonment with hard labour at the Old Bailey for bigamy. It was stated that the defendant married his wife in 1915 and lived with her for six weeks and then left her. He went through a form of marriage with another woman in 1919, and whilst living with this bigamous wife he bigamously married another woman. The Recorder said it was a bad bigamy. Prisoner had stated that he had forgotten his wife, but wives were not people whom it was right to forget.

       Bad Boys Punished.      Belfast Telegraph Wednesday 17th October 1923
   Of Leonard Barnes, aged 16, of Mortlake, it was stated at Surrey Quarter Sessions that he cut his baby brother's head so severely that it had to be stitched, broke up the furniture and smashed windows, threw knives at his mother and set fire to the bed in which she lay by lighting paper beneath it. He was sentenced to five months hard labour for assaulting his mother and a policeman.
   Of William Nye, aged 11, of Thames Ditton, it was stated at Kingston Police Court that he took a carpet from the pulpit of a church and burned it, stole a cover from a boat and bored holes in the ceiling of a house. He was placed on probation on a charge of stealing two-pence from under a milk can.

       Died at His Desk - Belfastman's Sudden Demise.
   Shortly after nine o'clock this morning, Henry ? Anderson (40), Carlisle Street, Belfast, a clerk in the employment of the Registry Office, Whitehall Buildings, took a weak turn whilst seated at his desk, medical aid was summoned, but was unavailing, death taking place in a few moments. The body was taken in the ambulance to the Royal Victoria Hospital. The deceased gentleman was a son of the late Mr. W. S. Anderson, of Ballymena, and a brother of Mr. James Anderson, J.P., Derry. He served with distinction in the Royal Air Force during the war, having attained the rank of sergeant-major. His brother, Mr. James Anderson, is at present in Belfast, attending an insurance conference, and heard the tragic news from a friend. The deceased man leaves a widow and two children, to whom deep sympathy will be extended.

       Lurgan Merchant Dead - The Late Mr. William Allen.
   The death occurred at his residence, William Street, Lurgan, on 16th inst., of Mr. William Allen, uncle of Lieut.-Colonel Sir W. J. Allen, D.S.O., M.P. The deceased, who was of a strong, vigorous constitution, reached the ripe old age of eighty years, and was able to attend to his business until a few weeks ago, when failing health compelled him to relinquish his activities. The late Mr. Allen was one of the pioneers in the linen yarn industry in Lurgan, and was head of the well-known firm of Johnston & Allen, of Lurgan and Belfast, and had been engaged in the linen business for over half a century. The deceased gentleman was a bachelor and resided for over a quarter of a century in the Temperance Hotel, William Street. He was a member of the Methodist Church, and did not take any prominent part in the public affairs of Lurgan, but in politics was a strong adherent of the Unionist cause. His death removes one of the well-known figures from the community and bereaves a very large circle in Lurgan.

       Custom House Steps Row - Cattle Dealer Beaten    Belfast Telegraph Wednesday 17th October 1923
   A row between cattle-drovers on the 13th inst. had a sequel in the Belfast Custody Court to-day, when Michael Campbell, Joseph Campbell, Henry Campbell, of Upton Street; Patrick Campbell, Lancaster Street; and David Campbell, of Pilot Street, were prosecuted for assault on Patrick Collins, of Vere Street. Mr. Bernard Campbell represented Collins, and Mr. George B. Hanna, M.P. (instructed by Mr. John Beggs), defended. A police sergeant gave evidence of the arrest of the accused. When cautioned Michael Campbell said Collins threw off his coat, and struck him on the eye. Henry Campbell said, "Collins asked me could he mix the cattle, and I told him he could not. Then Collins struck me over the head with his stick, and I hit him in self-defence." The other defendants made no statement. Patrick Collins, the complainant, said he was a cattle-dealer, and, on the date in question, he had cattle-drovers assisting him in driving cattle for shipment to Birkenhead. The defendants were cattle-drovers in a big way, and at Queen's Square David Campbell and Henry Campbell came up and struck him on the head and back with sticks. When they reached the Custom House the other three defendants attacked him. As the result of the attacks on him by the defendants witness got six policemen and five detectives to protect him. Cross-examined by Mr. Hanna - Are there any of those police or detectives here this morning? - I could not say. Tell me what were you doing here some time ago? - I was summoned for ill-treatment of cattle. And what were you fined in? - 3. And before that the last time you were in court was for ill-treating a man called Maguire? - Yes. And I think the verdict in that case was for 15 damages? - That is right. When was the last time that any of them assaulted you? About twelve months ago. Michael says you threw off your coat and struck him in the eye? - I might have struck him on the eye at the Custom House Steps when they all tackled me. You are lucky in getting on the eye every time. A police constable said that Collins had about 200 head of cattle on the occasion. The Campbells were trying to avoid a mix up of the cattle. Collins was trying to get his cattle in first, and he saw David and Henry Campbell strike him. Bernard McKeever bore testimony to the defendants assaulting Collins with sticks, and corroborative evidence was given by Dermott O'Reilly, Charles Taggart and John Vincent, all cattle drovers. Mr. Hanna, in his address to the Court, said the defendants had never been charged with any offence before. The Court bound the defendants over to keep the peace, David and Henry in 20 and two sureties of 10 each, and the other three in 10 each and two sureties of 5.

       Fishing in Newry Canal - Case at Local Petty Sessions.   Belfast Telegraph Wednesday 17th October 1923
   Newry Petty Sessions were held to-day before Major McCallum, D.S.O., R.M., Messrs. David Ferris, W. R. Bell, and J. E. Connor, J.P. Edward Kidd, Bessbrook, was charged by Constable Harbinson with being drunk on Saturday night. Defendant, he said, gave all the trouble he could, and resisted arrest. District-Inspector Fletcher described Kidd's conduct as very bad, and said it might easily have led to a riot. He was fined 10s and costs.
   James Black, the Commons, Newry, who was found cycling at 1.55 on the morning of the 10th inst., was fined 20s and costs, it being the second offence. Constable Marshall prosecuted.
   District-Inspector Fletcher, in an adjourned case, charged William Meek, Checker Hill, Newry, with using an otter on the Newry sea-going canal on Sunday, August 12. Sergeant Graham, Victoria Locks, proved to finding Meek fishing with the otter on the canal about 2.50 p.m. in the townland of Fathom. Cross-examined by Mr. Collins, who defended, witness said there was a pump down at the locks for the purpose of throwing seawater into the canal when below the level, but very little had been pumped into it this summer. Head-Constable Henry deposed to making inquiries at the Harbour Office from Mr. McClelland, a practical engineer, as to the quantity of salt-water sent into the canal, and he told him that very little had been pumped in for months previous to the date of the offence. District-Inspector Fletcher contended that the canal was essentially a fresh water river within the meaning of the Fishery Act, but Mr. Collins said the canal was neither a fresh water river nor a lake. It was an artificial construction. John McClelland, Harbour Board Engineer, said the canal was fed from other lakes and there was no water course in it. There was a fount at Victoria Locks which delivered about 8,700,000 gallons of sea water into it daily. Witness added that the fount since April last, when it began to work, up to 10th August, had delivered 640 million gallons of sea water into the canal. The Bench unanimously convicted and imposed a fine of 20s and costs. They ordered the otter to be forfeited. Mr. Collins asked that it should be kept safe in case of an appeal. The Chairman - We'll put it in a glass case.

       Publican's Plea Fails - Licence Refused at Banbridge.  Belfast Telegraph Wednesday 17th October 1923
   At Banbridge Quarter Sessions, on Tuesday, before Judge Bates, K.C., an interesting case was heard, in which application was made by Mr. A. Cromie (Messrs. Wallace & Co., solicitors), on behalf of Catherine Adamson, for a new licence in respect of Crown House, Lisnabrague, where a spirit grocer's licence had hitherto existed. District-Inspector T. J. Allen objected on behalf of the police. Mr. Cromie said that up to the Licensing Act of 1902 there was no difficulty in getting a new licence, provided the Bench was satisfied as to the suitability of the premises and the character of the applicant. The passing of the 1902 Act put an end to new licences being granted except as regards premises previously licensed. The question now arose whether the Act of 1923 altered that, and he argued that under it they got rid of the 1902 Act in its entirety. The section he referred to set out that no licence shall be granted for the sale of intoxicating liquor for consumption on or off the premises except for premises which were lawfully licensed at the date of the passing of this Act, or which were lawfully licensed at any time since 1st January, 1920. He submitted that he came under that, as the premises had been lawfully licensed as a spirit grocery. His Honour - Do you suggest that I have a discretion in the matter? Mr. Cromie - Yes. His Honour - Isn't that arguing in the teeth of the decision of the Divisional Court? Mr. Cromie said that if the Act of 1902 was now in existence he could not argue the point. He contended that the insertion of the word "lawfully" in the 1923 Act must have been for some purpose. Furthermore, he could give evidence to show how the premises would be beneficial to the neighbourhood. His Honour refused the application

       Donegal Railway Raid            Belfast Telegraph Wednesday 17th October 1923
   The goods store at Kilmacrenan, on the Burtonport Railway, was broken into on Tuesday night and ransacked. It is understood that very serious damage was caused.

       Death of Dr. O'Malley
   One of Belfast's oldest and most respected medical practitioners has passed away in the person pf Dr. M. R. O'Malley, J.P., whose death took place at his residence, "Alberta," University Road, after a protracted illness. The deceased gentleman enjoyed a very extensive practice, and was beloved for his kindly and ever-sympathetic manner. Mrs. O'Malley predeceased him a couple of years ago. His son, Dr. P. J. O'Malley also enjoys a wide practice in the city. The funeral, it will be seen will be private.

       To-Morrow's Law List - Taxing Office
   Before Master Meglaughlin, at 11 o'clock. Ex-parte taxations - Kerr v. Byers (Allen & Anderson); executors of Mary A. and C. Woods, deceased, to Gartlan (Alex. Gartlan); McCaughey v. Hunter (John Alexander); Irvine v. Ward (S. C. Ross); Ballyclare U.D.C. to Hill (Edward Hill); executors, Margaret Hamilton, deceased, to O'Rorke McDonald and Tweed (O'Rorke McDonald and Tweed).

          Deaths      Belfast Telegraph Wednesday 17th October 1923
Crawford - October 16, at Sheffield (accidentally drowned), Samuel, eldest and dearly-beloved son of the late David and Margaret Crawford, "Eastview," Ballycultra, Holywood.
O'Malley - October 17, at his residence, "Alberta," University Road, M. R. O'Malley, M.D. Funeral private. No flowers - R.I.P.
Coulter - October 16, 1923, at his residence, 49 Pernau Street, James, beloved husband of Mary A. Coulter. Funeral from above address on to-morrow (Thursday), at 2.30, for interment in Shankill Graveyard. Friends will please accept this intimation. "Peace, perfect peace." Deeply regretted by his sorrowing Wife and Family.
Roddy - October 17, 1923, (of pneumonia), at the Central Railway Hotel, Townhall Street, Robert Roddy - R.I.P. The remains of our beloved son will be removed from St. Malachy's Church, on Friday after ? Mass, for interment in family burying-ground, Fenagh, Ballinamore, County Leitrim. "On his soul, sweet Jesus, have mercy." Deeply regretted by his sorrowing Father, Mother, Brothers and Sisters.
Wiggins - October 16, 1923, at his father's residence, 9 Grove Street, Low Road, Lisburn, Joseph Patrick, eldest and beloved son of Joseph and the late Ellen Wiggins. - R.I.P. Funeral at 2 p.m., Thursday, to St. Patrick's Churchyard, Lisburn. Friends will please accept this intimation. "On his soul, sweet Jesus, have mercy." Inserted by his sorrowing Sisters and Brothers-in-law, Mary Jane and John Kane, Annie and Wm. Capper.


The Daily Mail, Monday, 24th January 1949

     Walk-out vote by doctors
Northern Ireland doctors are polling heavily in favour of mass resignation from the Health Service, unless their demands are met by the Government. Dr. A. Johnston, secretary of the Northern Ireland Practitioners' Guild, says that of 700 voting papers sent out a fortnight ago, more than 400 have been returned. And these show "a vast majority" in favour of a walk-out.  Voting was to have ended last week-end. But it was learned yesterday that late votes will be accepted up to February 1. Doctors are asked in the voting paper if they are satisfied with the compensation for the loss of the right to sell practices; and with travel allowances, capitation fees, and pensions. Before a final demand for rectification of grievances is out to the Government, the result of the poll will be circularised to all prospective candidates in the Ulster General Election.
       House that's home-made.
   Mrs. Margaret McElroy hopes soon to move into the house she helped her husband to build at Castlereagh cross-roads, Belfast. Dismayed at the length of the waiting list for houses, she told her husband: "Let's build our own." Her husband is a bricklayer. He and his wife dug the foundations. While he laid the bricks, Mrs. McElroy worked as his labourer for three months. And now their home is nearly ready.
   Planting Ahead - Long-term reafforestation scheme is to be started by the Eire Government this year.
   P.M. at Panto - Premier Costello attended a Gaelic pantomime is the Abbey Theatre, Dublin.
   Transfers - So many footballers are emigrating from County Clare that four clubs have disbanded.
   More than 2,000 workers in Dublin paper mills, who sought a 3d.-an-hour increase, have rejected an offer of 1d. an hour.
   Spinsters - Miss R. K. Sherlock, of Sallins, County Kildare, daughter of the late Archdeacon Sherlock, left 16,956; and Miss D. A. Wynne, of Moyne Road, Dublin, left 10,829.
   32,000 Pier - A new pier is being built at Killybegs, County Donegal, at a cost of 32,000.
   Legion Contest - Miss Joan Whiteside, Downpatrick, County Down qualified to compete for the national standard bearers' cup by winning the Belfast area competition of the British Legion Women's Section.
   A EWE - owned by Farmer W. Stevenson, of Killygordon, County Tyrone, has given birth to five lambs.
   More Pay - Belfast firemen have been granted a 5s. weekly increase on their basic rate of pay.
   Silver Wedding - Mr. and Mrs. E. Maltman, of Oldpark Road, Belfast.


Ireland's Saturday Night, 2nd October, 1954

Although they spend a good deal of their time at sea and far from the football scene, these Ulster fans aboard H.M.S. Cumberland keep in touch with Irish League doings through their favourite paper.
Back - S. Smylie, 93 Alliance Drive, Belfast; E. Gowdy, 115 Joanmount Park, Belfast; John Donaghy, Drunarn, Moy, Co. Tyrone; Alan Wilson, 14 Clandeboye Place, Bangor; Wm. Steele, 69 Fortwilliam Parade, Belfast.
Front - A. Ferguson, 47 Harkness Parade; H. Pattison, 13 Cambridge Street; S. Donnelly, 6 River Terrace; R. G. Briggs, 61 Island Street (all Belfast); Alex. Forsythe, Brown's Bay, Islandmagee, and John McGivern, 20 Kensington Street, Belfast.

The Victoria Swimming Club team which won the Workman Shield and the Abernethy Cup at the gala of the Royal Life-Saving Society in Templemore Avenue Baths, Belfast, last Saturday. They are (left to right) :-
D. A. Glackin, E. Armstrong, J. McLernon and D. Fletcher.

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Ireland's Saturday Night, 19th April 1913

     The Coleraine people are agitating for a ball-alley to be installed in their public park. Here is a tip for the Parks Committee at the Belfast Corporation. They already cater for footballers, cricketers, bowlers, and tennis-players. Why not for handball platers. A double alley in each park would not cost much to erect, and would surely be well patronised as most of us played the game at school, but gave it up in maturer years simply because of the scarcity of proper alleys in which to play. And there is no finer game to train the hand and eye, while also providing a moderate amount of exercise.
     Another game which the Corporation might cater for is "marbles," but I suppose that would be considered "infra dig" for grave and revered seniors. Marbles are only played nowadays by boys and carmen, but I have often seen sedate business men pausing for a moment while a game was in progress to watch the effect of a shot. And from the wistful gleam which comes into their eyes on these occasions I imagine that if there were a nice quiet spot provided in the parks there are hundreds who would renew the delights of their youth by "bulking" there on Saturday afternoons.

Distillery v. Glentoran at Grosvenor Park,
an incident in the above game, showing Donnelly heading away from McKnight

A Football Contortionist
An extraordinary position of Goalkeeper Storey, which was caught by an "I.S.N." photographer at the match between Glentoran and Distillery on Wednesday last.

Winners of the English Cup
The Aston Villa Eleven, which to-day defeated Sunderland at Crystal Palace in the final for the English Cup

Cycle & Motor Chat by the Crank
Ireland's Saturday Night, 19th April 1913

     Eastern C.C. run on Saturday was to Ballyclare. Captain W. R. Jones led the muster. At Glengormley the "member from Lisburn" had the misfortune to get a bad puncture, which caused a halt. Lisnalinchy was reached in time to see the finish of the last race, and here some of the members who had started earlier in the day joined in the run down to Ballyclare, McDowell's being made head-quarters for the evening. After tea a football match was started in a field adjoining which the "Tenant" soon brought to a finish by flourishing a formidable looking weapon, but the match was resumed at the Recreation Ground, darkness finishing matters without any score. Shortly after ten o'clock a start was made for home, the captain dazzling the eyes of the natives with his "powerful" bull's eye lamp. Belfast was reached in good time after a very enjoyable run. Next Saturday's run is to Newtownards. Would members please note the start is from Cooke Statue, at 3 o'clock sharp.
     The Caithness C.C. had an enjoyable run on Saturday to Ballyclare. A start was made from the I.O.G.T. Hall at 3 o'clock, headed by Captain Moore, and Lisnalinchy was reached in time to see the last race. A contingent of the club and lady friends drove out earlier to the races in a brake, and some of them came back "broke" as the "winners" they had backed failed to come home. After the races, the members finished the journey to Ballyclare and out up at McDowell's Tea Rooms, and a challenge football match between the Married v. Single members of the club was fought to a finish. The Bachelors had the best of the play right through the game, but the brilliant display by Jack Cole in goal won the match for the Benedicts. T. Moore and Alec McGimpsey scored for the winners. After the match an impromptu concert was held and a lot of new talent was discovered, the following contributing:- Messrs. Jackson, Ginn, Hanna, and the "Two McFizzels," who still top the bill. The accompaniments were played by the secretary. A most enjoyable evening was brought to a close and the members started on the home journey at an early hour. Next Saturday's run is to Dromore, and a large turnout of the members is expected.
     The Wanderers visited Ballyclare on Saturday. A good number had met early and gone ahead to Lisnalinchy. The remainder started at the usual time, under the charge of the captain, who, observing the unsettled condition of the weather, fore-told the absence of the "Vaselineer." "Augleish" turned out wearing a strong pair of walking boots, of the style beloved of Duclas.? His ? for anticipating that he might have to walk back from Ballyclare is unknown. Lisnalinchy was reached in time to see the last race, after which the chieftain was picked up, having this time escaped with his wool. His machine had, however, been in the wars, the front wheel being badly buckled. However, it was fixed, so that he was able to proceed, and as he swung into Ballyclare his appearance gave great delight to a group of children, who, by their remarks, evidently thought he was a trick cyclist attached to a circus. Quarters were taken up at McDowell's. where exactly a year ago the club was formed. The occasion received suitable recognition. After tea a challenge billiard match was engaged in by the "Chieftain" and the "Ballynafeigh Snick," the latter, chiefly by the aid of abnormal luck and peculiar marking, being eventually declared the winner by a few points. The time passed all too quickly, and it was with reluctance that a start had to be made for home. The return ride was by Mossley, the city being reached in reasonable time. Next Saturday's run has been fixed for Banbridge.
     North Belfast Temperance Club held their run to Bangor. The weather conditions, not being too promising, deterred most of the members from turning out. The roads were in splendid condition, considering the rain that had fallen, and a good run was made via Crawfordsburn. A rider having occasion to dismount at the Kinnegar owing to the puncture fiend, the treasurer's outfit came in handy, the captain being handy-man. Bangor was reached at last, and Mrs. Young had tea ready. A stroll round was taken until the captain sounded the whistle for home. A very quick run was made for the city, which was reached in good time. Dromore is the venue for next Saturday. A full turnout of members is wished.
     The weekly run of the Ardoyne Club was held on Saturday last to Ballyclare shortly after the appointed time, which was a little earlier than usual. The captain gave the signal to mount, and a merry pace was kept up till Lisnalinchy was reached in good time for the last three races. This was evidently a costly affair to some, if facial expression counts for anything. However, this was soon forgotten when Ballyclare was reached, and a good tea enjoyed. After the usual walk round an early start was made for home, several of the members having business to transact in the city, and a speedy run in was enjoyed by all. At the monthly meeting held on the 13th inst., which was a very enthusiastic nature; it was decided to have the first picnic of the season on June 7. It was also decided to have three races this season, namely, a 20-mile handicap, 10-mile scratch, and a 10-mile novice. This will come as a glad surprise to the new members, as several are eager to try conclusions with last year's winners.
     The Belfast Cycling Club run on Saturday was to Ballyclare, and there was a large attendance of members. A steady pace was maintained until Lisnalinchy was reached, with the result that the members were able to see the last race, and also escaped meeting the homeward bound traffic. Afterwards the journey was resumed, and on arrival at Ballyclare the party was reinforced by a number who had come down earlier for the races. Tea was served in the headquarters, the Ollardale Arms, and afterwards the great variety of games, for which the old hostelry is noted, kept the members fully occupied for a couple of hours, the favourite being the famous game of "Ball-le-Clare," which affords great amusement to those not playing. The usual billiard handicaps were played, and the outcome of these is that a couple of challenge matches will be played in the near future. The return journey was commenced at 10 o'clock, and the city was reached in good time without any mishaps. To-day's run is to Crawfordsburn, where the customary football match between the captain's and vice-captain's sides will take place, and on Saturday next the run will be via Ballynahinch to Lisburn, where the Institute will be made the headquarters.
     The Clonard C.C. held their opening run of the season on the 13th inst., with a short run to Lisburn. Captain McKeown led a good attendance of old and new members. Early on the way the topic broke out about the date of the day, unlucky 13, which, however, did not turn out so for the Clonard "bhoys." At Lisburn, the football match, as arranged between the captain and sub-captain's elevens, took place, which resulted in a draw of three goals each. All adjourned to Messrs. Courtney's, where a light refreshment was partaken of. After a few friendly visits the journey home was taken up, and unlucky 13 turned out lucky, the day being a most enjoyable one.


The Irish Times, Dublin, Monday, 28th October 1935

Births, Marriages, Deaths

   ROLL OF HONOUR In Memoriam (1914-1918) Dudgeon - In proud and ever-loving memory of our dearly-loved brother, Frederick Charles Dudgeon, Second Lieutenant, 8th Hussars (attached 7th), killed in action near Huwaish, Mesopotamia, on 28th October, 1918. "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."


   Barrett - October 21, 1935, at 15 Lower Hatch Street, Dublin, to Edna, wife of F. R. L. Barrett, Glenholme, Churchtown, County Dublin, a son.
   Bell - October 24, 1935, at 15 Lower Hatch Street, Dublin, to Peggy, wife of James Bell, Kildrum, Dartry Road, Dublin, a son.
   Feore - October 21, 1935, at 89 Lower Baggot Street, to Mona, wife of John Feore, Superintendent, Garda Siochana, a daughter.
   Huddie - October 20, 1935, at Denmark House, Lower Leeson Street, to Letitia, widow of the late Robert J. Huddie, a daughter.
   Mayne - October 24, 1935, at The Rectory, Ballinlough, County Roscommon, to Kathleen, wife of Rev. Isaac Mayne, a daughter.
   Shortt - October 26, 1935, at 40 Upper Fitzwilliam Street, to Angela, wife of J. B. Shortt, Holly Park, Sandymount, Dublin, a daughter.

Silver Wedding

   Leonard and Julian - October 28, 1910, at St. Luke's, Cork, William Frederick Devereux Leonard to Eileen Eva Muriel Julian.

The Irish Times, Dublin, Monday, 28th October 1935

   Beazley - October 26, 1935, at Adelphi Hotel, Waterford, Mrs. Ada Beazley. Funeral from Christ Church Cathedral at 2 o'clock this day (Monday) to the Cemetery, John's Hill.
   Carlile - October 26, 1935, at his residence, also of 24 Drury Street, Joseph Carlile, aged 52. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing wife and family. Funeral at 10.30, Mount Jerome.
   Dudgeon - October 26, 1935, at Rockford Blackrock, James Maitland Dudgeon, Rector of Frant, fourth son of the late Henry James Dudgeon, of the Priory, Stillorgan. Funeral at Frant.
   Garde - October 24, 1935, suddenly, at Mombasa, Dr. A. J. Garde, of Uganda (East African Medical |Service), aged 29. (By cable)
   Halliday - October 26, 1935, at his residence, Rose Cottage, Warrenpoint, George, dearly-loved husband of Mary Halliday. Funeral to Clonallon, Warrenpoint, to-day (Monday) at 3 o'clock.
   Hammond - October 26, 1935, at his residence, Lagan View, Moira, County Down, James Nelson Hammond, in his 73rd year. Funeral to-day (Monday), leaving at 2 o'clock to Moira.
   Kiernan - October 25, 1935, at 35 Lower Stephen Street, Margaret Kiernan, passed peacefully away, aged 74 years. "With Christ, which is far better." Funeral this morning, 9 o'clock, Mount Jerome.
   Lowry - October 25, 1935, Robert Nicholl Lowry, late of Laurieston, Innisfayle Road, Belfast. Funeral strictly private.
   Murphy - October 25, 1935, at his residence, Abbey Street, Roscommon, John Murphy (former Master, Roscommon Workhouse), to the inexpressible grief of his wife, brothers, and sisters. R.I.P. Interment took place yesterday (Sunday) afternoon at Kilroran or Killoran.
   O'Sullivan - Sunday, October 27, 1935, at Loher, Waterville, Michael O'Sullivan, aged 74 years. Deeply regretted. Funeral to-morrow (Tuesday), 29th October, to the family burial ground at Coad.
   Simpson - October 26, 1935, at Clovelly, Portstewart, Grace, daughter of the late James Simpson, Clonoulty, Geold's Cross, County Tipperary. Funeral (strictly private) to-morrow (Tuesday) morning at 10 o'clock for Service in Agherton Church, thence to Rockcorry, County Monaghan. No flowers.

Month's  Mind

   Hennessey - The Month's Memory Office and High Mass for the late Mrs. Hennessey will be held in St. Michael's, Castlepollard, at 11 o'clock on Wednesday morning next, October 30, 1935. R.I.P.

In Memoriam

   Burnett - In loving memory of our dear mother, who died on 28th October, 1926.
   Butler - In loving memory of Walter Butler, No. 1 Percy Place, Dublin, who died on the 28th October, 1931. Infant Jesus of Prague, have mercy on his soul. Inserted by his wife and family.
   Chalmers - In loving memory of my dear mother, Helen Chalmers, called Home on 29th October, 1926, at her son's residence, 78 Rathmines Road - Willie.
   Donnellan - In sad and loving memory of our darling mother, who was called to rest on 28th October, 1933.
           Fallen asleep in Jesus, How precious is that word, Enjoying now for evermore, The presence of the Lord.
       This is not death, 'Tis only sleep. The Lord doth now our loved one keep. Inserted by her husband and family.
   Fleming - In very loving memory of a darling husband and father, Walter Fleming, who fell asleep in Jesus on Sunday morning, October 27th, 1912, at his residence. "Lyndhurst," Harcourt terrace, Dublin. "At Home with the Lord."
   Gourlay - In ever-loving memory of our dear daughters, Violet, died on 28th October, 1931, and Theo, on 6th October, 1918. "At the river's golden brink, Christ shall join each broken link."
   McElwee - In sad and loving memory of our darling mother, Annie McElwee, who died at her residence, 16 Dublin Street, Carlow, on 28th October, 1934. R.I.P. Sadly missed by her lonely children.
Plead for us, O dearest mother, As we strew your grave with flowers, And beg of God to cheer and bless, This lonely home of ours. Oh, pray that when life's cares are o'er, Your loving smile may greet, The broken hearts that leave you now, At Jesus' Sacred Feet.
   MacNab - In affectionate remembrance of my dear husband, who was called to Higher Service on October 27th, 1932. "Those who love Jesus never see each other for the last time."
   Merrin - In ever-loving memory of Ethel, who died on the 28th October, 1918. "Thy will be done." Inserted by her loving sisters and brother, Mabel, Hilda, and Alfie.


   Gerald - Come immediately. I will forgive all for sake of the four children. - Stella

Legal Notices
The Irish Times, Dublin, Monday, 28th October 1935

   Notice of Charitable Bequests In the Goods of - James Leo Salmon, late of 65 Mountjoy Square, in the City of Dublin, Clerk Deceased. Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the Statute 30 and 31 Vic., Cap 54, Section 19, that above-named Deceased, who died on 5th June, 1935, by his Will dated 9th March, 1935, made the following Bequests for Charitable Purposes in Ireland:- Rev. John Kennedy, African Missions, Cork 25; Rev. Patrick O'Donoghue, African Missions 25; St. Vincent de Paul, to be devoted to the Organisation for upkeep of Boys' Clubs in the City of Dublin.
   In the Goods of William Charles Chillingworth, late of No. 29 Sandymount Road, in the City of Dublin, Deceased. All persons having claims against the estate of the above-named deceased, who died on the 15th day of October, 1935, are hereby required to furnish particulars thereof, in writing.
   Notice of Audit and Dividend - 23 Saorstat Eireann, High Court of Justice in Bankruptcy. In the matter of James S. McMahon, trading as James S. McMahon and Co., of 132 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin, Auctioneer, a Bankrupt.

A portrait by Mr. Harry Kernoff, R.H.A., of the late Mr. H. A. McNeill, Chess Correspondent of the "Irish Times," whose death occurred last week.

Trawler from Donegal Bay - Missing Eighteen Days

Great anxiety is felt for the safety of the Fleetwood trawler Malaga, which left port on October 8 for the fishing grounds off the west coast of Ireland. The vessel has now been absent for eighteen days, and is nearly a week overdue. She should have been steaming for home when the great gale of last week-end sprang up.  So far as can be ascertained, the Malaga was last heard of on October 17, when the Fleetwood trawler San Sebastian spoke by wireless telephone to Skipper Novo. The latter was then presumed to be steaming for home from Donegal Bay.

   Mr. Frank Langley (45), of The Drive, Marlcliff, Sheffield, died suddenly last night during Evening Service at Headingley Methodist Church, Leeds.

Dublin District Court

     To Be Tried on Larceny Charge (Before Mr. G. P. Cussen)
Wolfe Zack, 24 years, late of Liverpool, of Russian parents, no fixed residence, was charged on remand with the larceny of 8 10s., the property of Miss Henrietta Elmes, proprietress of the Drury Hotel, Drury Street, where he was a lodger. Detective Officers Forde and Jones gave evidence that when they went to the defendant's room about 1 o'clock in the morning he let them into the room, and said, "I was expecting you." After being charged and cautioned, he said: "I may plead guilty in the morning." He also said: "I am a bad crook, Every time I do a job I am caught." The defendant, who was represented by Mr. Bernstein, solicitor, was committed for trial at the Circuit Court and was allowed bail.

     Charge of Loitering.
John O'Neill (33), of no business, who gave an address in Bolton Street, was charged with frequenting and loitering with intent to pick pockets in Grafton Street and Stephen's Green during the rush hours on Friday evening between 5 and 6 o'clock. Detective Officers Ward and Murphy gave evidence of having O'Neill under observation for half an hour, and seeing him jostle and rush through the crowds in Grafton Street and attempting to board three tramcars in St. Stephen's Green when large crowds were boarding the cars. The defendant was remanded until next Wednesday.

From the Legal Diary - Law Notices, Monday, October 28
The Irish Times, Dublin, Monday, 28th October 1935

   An Chuirt Bhreitheamhnais Uachtarach (The Supreme Court) - At 11 o'clock. For Hearing - Estate of Teresa Downing, County of Cork (part heard); Estate of Irish Land Commission (formerly Delmege and others) - Co. Limerick, O'Grady, tenant; in re Estate of Joseph Johnston - Johnston, owner, Elliott, petitioner. For Tuesday, 29th October. Appeal - Mallon v. Irish Land Commission.
   An Clarathoir Do n Primh-Bhreitheamh (The Registrar to the Chief Justice) Before the Registrar, at 11.30 o'clock. Exparte Applications - Cartan O'Meara and Kieran, settle report, H. F. Chidley, settle report. Before Mr. Magahan, at 11 o'clock - G.S., vouch ac.
   An Ard-Chuirt Bhreitheamhnais (The High Court) - In Court 5, at 11 o'clock. Action (to fix date for hearing) - Healy v. Healy and others. Motions - Bank of Ireland v. Duncan (1934/158); N. Thornton, deceased, Thornton v. Thornton; A. H. Reynolds, deceased, Northern Bank, Ltd., c. Atkin; T. Halligan, deceased, Stone v. Donohoe; J. Murphy, deceased, Prendergast v. Murphy; McGinley v. Gallagher; Meath Protestant Industrial School for Boys and 52 George III. c. 101, Ormsby v. Attorney-General. Motion - Robinson and others v. Crosse and Blackwell. Summonses - M. and L. Bank, Ltd., v. Quain; Blake and Trustees Act; Tallon v. Lemon; Northern Bank v. Scally. For Tuesday, 29th October. Action - Ferguson v. O'Gorman and others.
   In Court 6, at 11 o'clock - National Bank, Ltd., v. McGloin; Munster and Leinster Bank, Ltd., v. O'Shaughnessy; W. Hawes, deceased, Law v. Bartchaell; R. Kearney, deceased, Kavanagh v. Coneys; National Bank, Ltd., v. Griffin; W. W. McGwire, deceased, Gyles v. Glynn; Tench v. Ennis; H. W. O'Brien, deceased, Walker v. O'Brien; Flynn v. Hibernian Bank, Ltd.; T. B. Kennedy, deceased, Greene v. Leahy. Motions - McGoldrick v. McGoldrick; Munster and Leinster Bank, ltd., v. McDonnell; Munster and Leinster Assurance Co. v. O'Toole; McCall v. McCall; Kennedy v. Keogh; Carey v. Fosbery; Weiner v. Richards; Thompson v. Robertson. Summonses - S. L. Acts and Dowdall's settlement; S. Estates Act, 1877, and Moran's settlement; Provincial Bank of Ireland, Ltd., v. Fagan; Bank of Ireland v. Telford. For Tuesday, 29th October. Action - Royal bank of Ireland, Ltd., v. Concrete Products of Ireland, Ltd. (part heard).
   In Court 1, at 11 o'clock - The State (Colquhoun) v. D'Arcy and others in the matter of the Courts of Justice Act, 1924.

Trials by Jury

     The following Actions will appear in the list on Monday, November the 4th, and subsequent days:- Jury - Foley v. Murphy and others (personal injuries); Hunter v. Fry-Cadbury (Ireland), Ltd. (personal injuries); King v. Ballina Motor Services, Ltd. (personal injuries); Stanhope v. Hospitals' Trust, Ltd. (negligence); Duffy v. Pilkington (personal injuries); Drummond v. C. E. Macaulay, Ltd. (personal injuries); Luby v. Great Southern Railways and another (Lord Campbell's Act); McKeon v. the Dartry Dye Works, Ltd. (personal injuries); McElroy v. the D.U. Trams Co. (1896) (personal injuries); Finneran v. Scott (slander); McCarthy v. Landy (personal injuries); Healy v. Curry (personal injuries); Lanigan O'Keeffe v. Counihan Bros., Ltd. (personal injuries); Dolan v. the D.U. Trams Co. (1896), Ltd. (personal injuries); McGilloway v. McGilloway (matrimonial); Quane v. O'Shea (personal injuries); Brady v. Sheil and another (Lord Campbell's Act); Byrne and another v. the D.U. Trams Co. (1896), Ltd. (Lord Campbell's Act); Travers v. the D.U. Trams Co., 1896), Ltd., (personal injuries); Hand v. McNally (personal injuries); Keogh v. G.S. Railways (personal injuries); Shields and another v. Daly and another (probate); Wilson v. Power and another (personal injuries); Gradwell v. Popoff and another (probate); McMahon v. O'Donovan and another (personal injuries); Treacy v. Thomas Robinson and Son, Ltd., and another (personal injuries); McGovern v. same (personal injuries); Behan v. Levin (Lord Campbell's Act); Butler v. Joseph Bennett and Sons, Ltd. (personal injuries); Powell v. Hughes (personal injuries); Foley v. Wine (personal injuries); Sheehan v. Peter Kennedy, Ltd. (personal injuries); Smith v. Pierse (personal injuries); Breslin v. Devlin (Lord Campbell's Act); O'Connor v. Whelan (personal injuries); Curran v. Powell (personal injuries); Barrett v. Neville (probate); Keogh and another v. C. E. Macaulay and Co., Ltd. (personal injuries); O'Donovan v. Egan (personal injuries); Askin v. Taylor and another (probate); Dunne v. Kirby (personal injuries); Byrne v. the D.U. Trams Co. (1896), Ltd. (Lord Campbell's Act); Sheridan v. Flood (Lord Campbell's Act); Loughlin v. Thompson, sen. (personal injuries); Donnelly v. D.U.T. Co. (1896), Ltd. (personal injuries); Forde v. Law (personal injuries); Coogan v. Leavy (personal injuries); Finnegan and another v. O'Rourke (personal injuries).
   Maistir Na hard-Chuirte (The Master of the High Court) Before the Master, at 11 o'clock. Motions of course. Cummonses - Vogel v. O'Meara; Cunniffe v. Cunniffe; Yorkshire Insurance Co. Ltd., v. Quinlan; Royal Bank of Ireland v. Magrane; J. G. Bond, Ltd., v. Rooke-Cowell; Munster and Leinster Bank v. Meehan. On Notice - Lynch v. McNamara.
   Oifig An Mhaistir-Mheasaireachta (The Taxing Masters' Office) Master Denning, at 11 o'clock - O'Regan v. Waterford Corporation, J. Thornton and Son; Sweeney, deceased, W. T. McMenamin; McKelvey, deceased, same; an arranging debtor. W. J. Shannon and Co.; Doherty v. Doherty, Kennedy and McGonagle; Mulcahy, deceased, H. Shannon.
   Master O'Hanlon, at 11 o'clock. Exparte taxations - A person of unsound mind, G. S. W. Bradley and Son; McNeill v. Wilson, Wray and Telford; same v. same, McMahon, Russell and Co.; M. and L. Bank v. Riordan R. Fox.

  Bankruptcy (Before the Registrar)
The Irish Times, Dublin, Monday, 28th October 1935

   At 11 o'clock - Gaffney, vouch account. J. H. Walsh and Co.; Gaffney, reference, J. H. Walsh and Co.; Doyle, reference, T. A. W. Purefoy.

Irish Land Commission Examiners' Chambers, at 93 Merrion Square

   Before Mr. Sullivan, at 11 o'clock - Godfrey's Estate (French's rent) (S2289), vouch. At 12.30 o'clock - Captain Charles Moore (S4960), vouch.
   Before Mr. Franks, at 11 o'clock - Orr's Estate (S.3237), discharge retainer.
   Before Mr. Grove White, at 11 o'clock - Mary A. McCarthy (S. 11493), discharge rulings and settle schedule. At 11.30 o'clock - H. J. Hill (S. 11430), discharge rulings and settle schedule. At 12.30 o'clock - Harpur (S. 3264), vouch. At 3 o'clock - Ormsby (S. 3261), settle schedule.
   Before Mr. de Courcy, at 11 o'clock - W. Eyre (S. 5240 and S. 7673), discharge rulings.

At 89 Merrion Square

   Before Mr. Leet, at 12 o'clock - M. Kirkwood (S. 3241), discharge rulings and settle schedule. At 3.15 o'clock - Resumed Holding of John Elwood, Record No. 17194, discharge rulings and settle schedule.
   Before Mr. Ryan, at 3 o'clock - J. E. Newbold (S. 3471), discharge rulings and settle schedule.

At 24 Upper Merrion Street

   Before Mr. Johnson, at 11 o'clock, Montgomery's estate (S. 4789), discharge rulings and settle schedule.

Central Criminal Court

   Tuesday, the 12th November, 1935, has been appointed as the date of the next sitting of the Central Criminal Court at Green Street Courthouse, Dublin, at 11 a.m.

Circuit Criminal Court (Courthouse, Green Street)

   At 11 o'clock - Unsworn jurors 151 to 300 need not attend until Thursday, 31st instant. Jurors 1 to 150 need not attend until Monday, 4th November, 1935. Absent jurors will be fined.

   An Chuirt Bhreitheamnais Chuarda (Circuit Court of Justice) Before Judge Davitt, at the Law Courts, Chancery Place. In Court 7, at 11 o'clock. Damage to Property Act, 1933. Motions - Taggart v. Minister for Finance; Doyle v. G. S. Railways (equity) (to be mentioned); White v. Smith, 3743 (Motion). Application for Summary Judgement. Townsend v. Moppett, 10117. Applications under Landlord and Tenant Act. 1931 - Cohen, applicant, V. Fitzsimons respondent; Dixon applicant, v. White and another and Walpoles (Ireland), Ltd., respondents (discontinued); Ryan, applicant, V. Carey and another, respondents; Mulligan Bros., applicants, v. the Refuge Assurance Co. Ltd. Ryan v. Woods; Hardwicke, Ltd., v. Coffey; Rooney v. Munster and Leinster Bank, Ltd., and Sedgwick; McGrath v. Campbell and reps. of Crosby, deceased; Campbell v. Crosby and Cornwall; Rafferty v. Vincent and others.
   Before Judge Davitt, at the Law Courts, Chancery place. In Court 7. Tuesday, 29th October, at 11 o'clock. Motion - McElroy v. White (equity). Application for Summary Judgement - Daly v. Kilmurray, 10075. Appeal from District Court - Hedderman v. Hedderman. Civil Actions - Bohane v. Nowlan, 5982; Harris and another v. Murphy, 6991; Sheridan v. O'Connor, 7271; Haughton v. D.U.T. Co., Ltd., 7483; Chambers v. Ford, 7914; Hynes and another v. Ford, 7915.

Metropolitan District Court
The Irish Times, Dublin, Monday, 28th October 1935

   For Tuesday, 29th October, at Morgan place. Mr. Hannan, at 10.30 o'clock - Undefended civil processes; undefented ejectment processes. At 2 o'clock - Defended civil processes; defended ejectment processes.

Chauffeurs, Mechanics.

   Disengaged - Chauffeur (I.C.), single, seeks engagement, any make of car, electric light, oil engines; 18 years' experience; clean licence; leaving through death; highly recommended - Richard Stotesbury, Mondellihy, Adare, Co. Limerick.

Birr Girl's Death
The Irish Times, Dublin, Monday, 28th October 1935

   Remarking that the case was a suspicious case of poisoning, Dr. MacErlean, the City Coroner, who sat with a jury in Sir Patrick Dun's Hospital, Dublin, last Saturday, adjourned at the request of Superintendent Hurley, of the Civic Guard, an inquest concerning the death of Miss Charlotte Hardy, ages 25 years, of Kilnabroughan, Forthill, Birr, who was admitted to the hospital on the 20th inst., and died some time later. Dr. Delany, house surgeon, said that the girl was about three months' pregnant when she was admitted to the hospital, and was suffering from severe kidney trouble. There was evidence of burning of the skin around the mouth, and no other external marks of violence. In his opinion death was due to euremia and heart failure. Replying to Superintendent Hurley, he said that he did not know the exact nature of the corrosive substance which produced the burning of the skin around the mouth.

   Well-Known Horse Breeder's Estate - Mr. J. J. Maher Leaves 111,944 - Mr. James Joseph Maher, of Williamstown, Clonsilla, County Dublin, owner of the Confey Stud, one of the outstanding personalities in the bloodstock breeding industry, his best-known successes being Manna, winner of the Two Thousand Guineas and the Derby; Caligula and Sandwich, winners of the St. Leger, and Hairan, the second best two-year-old last season, who died at Gibraltar on March 24th last, ages 73 years, has left personal estate in England and the Irish Free State valued at 111,944 11s. 10d. (estate duty 39,360 7s. 4d.). Probate of his will, dated July 30th, 1932, has been granted to Edmund William Mooney, solicitor, of 16 Fleet Street, Dublin, and William Yates Bayly, of the Kildare Street Club, Kildare street, Dublin.  He left 100 each to his faithful servants, James Byrne, gardener; Joseph Murray, his herd at Rathcarron, and Thomas Beedleston, stud groom at Confey, and 50 to his chauffeur, John Colgan, if respectively still in his service; 150 to the Parish Priest of Dunboyne, as to 100 for the improvement of the church and 50 for Masses, and the residue to his wife for life or widowhood, and subject thereto; 500 each to Gladys Campbell, Margery French and Florence Barrington; 100 each to John and Eddie Barrington, 2,000 to John Bayly, and the remainder to his nephew, William A. Sheil, whom failing, to his wife, Dorrie, for life or widowhood, and then between their children as she may appoint, or equally.

     Body Taken From The Liffey - The body of Patrick Carroll (56), a former British soldier, of 13 Henrietta Street, Dublin, was taken from the Liffey near Capel Street Bridge yesterday at about 5.30 p.m. The remains were taken to Mercer's Hospital, where an inquest will be held.

     While shooting rabbits at Drumahoe on Saturday, John Crossan (55) was gored by a bull and badly injured. He lies in Derry Infirmary suffering from injuries to the legs and abdomen.

Irish Weddings in London
The Irish Times, Dublin, Monday, 28th October 1935

     Lt. Jasper Synnott, R.N., and Miss F. Hillary - Lieutenant Jasper N. Synnott, Royal Navy, son of the late Mr. Nicholas Synnott, and of Mrs. Synnott, Furness, County Kildare, was married in London on Saturday to Miss Florence Hillary, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Hillary, Montreal, Canada. The ceremony, which took place quietly in St. Philip's Chapel, Brompton Oratory, was conducted by Father John Talbot. The bride was given away by her brother-in-law, Major H. L. H. Lloyd-Williams, in the absence of her parents in Canada. Her short-sleeved dress of white net, spotted with red, was sashed with garnet-red velvet, matching her small velvet cap. She carried a small posy of mixed blooms to tone. Mr. Piers Synnott acted as best man to his brother. A small reception was held at 24 Bruton Street, London. Those at the church included:- Mrs. Nicholas Synnott, Mrs. H. L. H. Lloyd-Williams, Mrs. P. Daniel, Miss Barbara Hillary, Miss Kiddle, Miss Synnott, Lady Bellew, Lady Holberton, Miss Holberton, Mrs. H. McMicking, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Lindsay, Captain and Mrs. W. H. G. Fallowfield, Mrs. J. Hubbard, and Miss Molyneux-Seel.

   Mr. A. Bevir and Miss N. Browne - The marriage took place in London on Saturday morning of Mr. Anthony Bevir, youngest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Bevir, of Downhurst, Hendon, and Miss Noel Browne, second daughter of the late Major Dominick Browne, of Breaghwy, Co. Mayo, and of Mrs. Walrond, of Byblox, Doneraile, County Cork. St. George's Church, Hanover Square, was the scene of the ceremony. The service was taken by Canon the Hon. Edward Lyttleton, assisted by the Rev. John Eccleston. Miss Browne, who was given away by her brother, Mr. Dominick Browne, M.F.H., of Breaghwy, wore a dress and long coat of carnation red woollen cloth, the coat having a rich collar of fox fur. Her hat was of felt to match her dress, and was trimmed with a cluster of tiny flowers at the front. She wore a spray of beige orchids.


     Irish Championship - On Saturday at 20 Lincoln Place, Dublin, two further games were disposed of in the qualifying tournament of the Irish Chess Championship. At the morning session Mr. Galvin, defending a "Ruy Lopez," opened by Mr. O'Hanlon, played very cleverly to secure a good win. In the evening Mr. Galvin opposed the Leinster player, Mr. Gerrard, who defended a Queen's Pawn opening. The game, which was keenly fought, finally resulted in Mr. Gerrard's success. The score now stands:- O'Hanlon 3 points, Gerrard 2 points, Galvin 1 point. The final round commences this morning with the game Galvin v. O'Hanlon.

Manslaughter Charge

     Cork Boy Shot - Further evidence was taken at Cork District Court to-day in the charge against Benjamin Glascott, Capwell Road; Edward McKeown, Fernside Avenue, and Daniel Sullivan, Dunbar Street, who are accused of the manslaughter of a boy names Denis Finbarr O'Brien, 3 Nicholas Street, Cork, who was shot dead while fishing with another youth on the river bank at Inniscarra on April 29th last. The further hearing of the case was adjourned for a fortnight.

Passengers by Royal Mail Steamers  The Irish Times, Dublin, Monday, 28th October 1935
Among the arrivals were:-
     Commander H. Stoker, Mr. Hosie, Mrs. Robbins, Mrs. Ellison, Mr. W. R. Warner, Captain and Mrs. R. Boylan, Mr. D. Boylan, Colonel Galway, Mr. More O'Ferrall, Mr. G. W. Clifford, Mr. G. Strahan, F., R.C.S.I.; Mr. D. Wilmer, Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. W. Jones, Mr. Gordon, Mr. W. B. Doyle, Mr. S. Pressitt, Mr. M. Rendall, Mr. W. R. Evans, Mr. S. K. Bell, Mr. W. R. Martin, Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Byrne, Mr. Strahan, Mr. E. R. Davies, Mr. Buchan, Mr. W. B. Ryan, Miss M. Leslie, Miss Mullen, Mr. J. Parr, Dr. Meredith, Mr. Gorman, Miss B. C. Burke, Miss Coleman, Miss M. B. Joynt, Miss W. Deacon.
Among the departures were:-
     Captain and Mrs. B. C. Rhodrick, Miss M. Rhodrick, Mr. G. R. Gower, Mr. D. C. Garrick, Lady N. Knowles, Mr. J. Murray, Captain and Mrs. W. Wilkinson, Mrs. R. B. Tate, Mr. W. Clifton, Dr. and Mrs. W. Deeson, Mr. and Mrs. L. Coope, Mr. E. Warren, Mr. and Mrs. J. Baker, Mr. L. Garnett, Mrs. J. Revell, Miss K. M. Murphy, Miss Hamilton, Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Walker, Mrs. M. Wallace, Mrs. T. A. Murphy, Lady C. Ogilvie Grant, Mr. Savage, Mr. and Mrs. Leddar, Mr. and Mrs. W. Briggs, Miss B. Gordon, Miss A. Naughton, Miss M. Naughton, Mr. C. N. Wood, Mr. F. C. Reeve, Mr. N. McKetterick, Mr. R. E. Arnold, Mrs. R. Agnew, Lieutenant R. Dickenson.

Passengers by B. and I. Line, via Liverpool   The Irish Times, Dublin, Monday, 28th October 1935
Among the arrivals were:-
     Mr. and Mrs. Pollock, Mr. Martin, Mr. L. Tilbury, Mr. H. Garner, Mr. H. H. Dunn, Mr. Graham, Mr. Gavin, Mr. F. L. Cooper, Mr. Hodgkins, Mr. F. H. Smith, Mr. Sheridan, Mr. Boulton, Mr. Flood, Mr. E. J. Dease, Mr. Swain, Mr. Goodman, Mr. Byrne, Dr. MacCarthy, Mrs. A. Rowley, Mr. Moynihan, Miss Stevenson, Mr. Hoey, Miss O'Callaghan, Miss Paterson, Mr. H. Leech, Miss Jackson, Mr. Leopold, Mr. P. O'Neill, Mr. L. R. Plunkett, Mrs. McClinton, Rev. B. G. Carroll, Dr. P. Carton, Mr. J. J. O'Neill, Miss B. Morgan, Mr. Woodbridge, Miss H. E. Lawrence, Mrs. Fitzgerald, Mr. and Mrs. Ross Hinds, Mrs. and Miss Merritt.
Among the departures were:-
     Mr. Swaine, Mr. Tilbury, Mr. Henderson, Mr. J. Hastings Brown, Mr. C. V. Collins, Professor Hill, Mr. E. Canner, Mr. M. C. Warrior, Dr. Becker, Mr. J. V. Mooney, Mrs. Teevan, Miss Teevan, Mrs. Wilmot, Major and Mrs. Ferguson, Mr. Mitchell, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Kirkpatrick, Mr. Prendergast, Mr. T. S. Singleton, Mr. J. W. Keller, Mr. Van de Velde, Mr. French, Mr. and Mrs. O'Connell, Mr. A. P. Hearden, Mr. L. Jackson, Mr. Slattery, Mr. J. G. Franck, Dr. J. Reynolds Russell, Mr. and Mrs. Blackwell, Miss McDonnell, Miss Gilmore, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. de Courcy, Miss Woodhouse, Miss Seare, Miss Jephson, Miss Layng, Mr. V. Newman.

Horses Taken From Pound, Newbliss, Saturday
     Two valuable horses, one of them a hunter, seized on Friday night at Summerhill, near Clones, by a Newtownbutler Customs patrol, were later stolen from the police. The horses suspected to have been smuggled were impounded by the police in an enclosed yard about twenty yards from the R.U.C. Barracks. On Saturday morning the animals were missing, and it was discovered that a lock on the yard gate had been cut away. Large numbers of police in motor cars are scouring the country on both sides of the border, but no trace of the horses has so far been found.

Died at the Wheel
     That John Hudson, a lorry driver, of 15 Marlborough Street, Dublin, died from haemorrhage into the brain, with compression of the vital centres, was the verdict of a jury at an inquest held by Dr. MacErlean, City Coroner, in Jervis Street Hospital, last Saturday. Hudson, who had been employed by Messrs. Tuck and Co., Lower Abbey Street, Took some parcels out on Friday, and was at the wheel of his motor truck when another employee of the firm, who accompanied him, left to deliver some of them at the Broadstone 'Bus Depot. When the man came back he found Hudson lying along the seat in a semi-conscious condition. Hudson was dead when brought to Jervis Street Hospital.

Impaled on Hay Rake, Fatal Tipperary Accident  The Irish Times, Dublin, Monday, 28th October 1935
     At an inquest in Clonmel to-day into the death of Joseph Pollard, blacksmith, Kilvemnon, Mullinahone, it was stated that Pollard went to Nine Mile House on last Monday evening, and on returning, tool shelter from a shower in an outhouse in Ballyogue. He slipped off a bench of hay and fell on a hay rake standing beside it. He remained impaled on the rake until Wednesday evening, when movements in the hay attracted a passing neighbour, who was horrified to find the terrible predicament of Pollard, who was alive and fully conscious. Efforts by the local doctor and neighbours to extract the tooth of the rake from the body were in vain, and as a temporary expedient the tooth was severed at the base and the man was removed to Clonmel Hospital, with a ??? foot bar of iron through his body, ??? ends projecting at each side over the hips. Under a general anaesthetic the bar was removed in hospital on Wednesday evening, but Pollard died on Friday morning. The verdict returned was that death was due to shock following the wound, accidentally received. Mr. Stokes, Coroner, said that farmers should be more careful about where they left hay rakes and other implements when not in use.

Farmer Found Dying, Thrown Out of Trap
     Patrick Fenlon, a middle-aged farmer, of Ballinakill, Bagenalstown, (Bagnalstown) sustained fatal injuries when he was thrown out of his trap on to the road at Ballymoon, Bagenalstown, last night. Details are lacking, as no one actually witnessed the accident, and nothing was known until Fenlon was found lying unconscious on the roadside suffering from severe injuries. It seems fairly certain, however, from the tracks at the scene of the occurrence, that the pony must have slipped on the road, which is particularly smooth there, and that Fenlon was pitched out of the trap. He was removed immediately to Bagenalstown Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.


The Irish Times, Thursday, 12th October 1899

Births, Marriages, and Deaths


   Goodbody - October 10, at Talbot Lodge, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, Mrs. Marcus Goodbody, of a son.
   Hannon - October 11, at Ardrugh House, Athy, the wife of Henry Hannon, a daughter.
   Malone - October 6, 1899, at the North Star Hotel, Amiens Street, the wife of James C. Malone, of a son.
   O'Neill - October 7, 1899, at 40 Belgrave Square, Rathmines, the wife of Charles P. O'Neill, Solicitor, of a son.


   Alexander and Rogers - October 2, at St. Mary's R.C. Rectory, Greenock, by the Very Rev. Dean Taylor, P.P., Frederick William, youngest son of the late William Alexander, Norfolk, to Julia, only daughter of the late Terence Rogers, of this city.
   Ingham Brooke and Coddington - October 5, at Melliphout Church, by the Ven. Archdeacon of Halifax, assisted by the Rev. Dr. Elliott, Captain C. R. Ingham Brooke, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, son of the Archdeacon of Halifax, to Irene Spencer, eldest daughter of the late Lieutenant-Colonel A. B. Coddington, R.E.
   O'Gorman and Godfrey - October 11, 1899, at the Church of S.S. Augustine and John, Thomas Street, Dublin, by the Rev. Richard O'Gorman, brother of the bridegroom, assisted by the Very Rev. R. Connolly, D.D., the Rev. Edward Hartley, M.S.S., and the Rev. Canice J. O'Gorman, O.S.A., James J. O'Gorman, Mary Street, New Ross, to Anastasia, elder daughter of Francis Godfrey, Esq., Enniscorthy.
   Sheehan and Towers - October 3, at the Church of the Three Patrons, Rathgar, by the Rev. C. Malone, C.C., Frederick P., only son of Barry J. Sheehan, Esq., J.P., 88 Patrick's Street, Cork, to Mary Pauline, eldest daughter of Peter Towers, Esq., late of Torca Lodge, Dalkey, Co. Dublin.

The Irish Times, Thursday, 12th October 1899

   Ashton - October 11, at Victoria Cottage, Smithfield, Josephine Elizabeth, only daughter of the late Elizabeth and Joseph Ashton, aged 14 years. Funeral Saturday morning, 9 o'clock, for Mount Jerome. "For ever with the Lord."
   Barton - October 2, at Hankow, Ion Plunket Barton, Lieutenant and Commander of H.M.S. Woodlark, aged 27, youngest son of the late Thomas Henry Barton and the Hon. Mrs. Barton.
   Buchanan - October 10, at his residence, Donore, Ballivor, County Meath, Patrick Buchanan. R.I.P. American papers please copy.
   Costello - October 9, at Lloyd Street, Liverpool, Mr. M. Costello, late of this city, after a short illness. Interment to-day (Thursday) at the Necropolis. Deeply regretted.
   Elliott - October 11, Mary, eldest daughter of the late Thomas Fitzgibbon, of Limerick, and widow of the late James Elliott, formerly of Upper Mount Street, Dublin, in the 81st year of her age, at 4 Kingswood Avenue, Queen's Park, N.W. Funeral from North Wall, Dublin, on arrival of Holyhead boat, Wednesday morning, 18th.
   Gibbons - October 11, at her residence, Sorrento Terrace, Dalkey, at an advanced age, Anne, widow of the late Barry Duncan Gibbons, Engineer-in-Chief, Board of Works, Ireland, late of Connaught Place, Kingstown. R.I.P. Funeral private.
   Graham - October 8, at Blackrock, Dundalk, Margaret Teresa (Maggie), the dearly beloved wife of John Gerald Graham, and daughter of the late Michael Graham, Beaufort Tower, Castletown, Dundalk. Interment in family burial ground, Castletown, Dundalk, on to-day (Thursday), the 12th inst., at 2 o'clock. R.I.P.
   Hewitt - October 11, 1899, at Enniskerry, John E., the beloved son of John and Mary Anne Hewitt, aged 21 years. Funeral to Enniskerry Churchyard on to-morrow (Friday) at 11 o'clock.
   Hunter - October 11, 1899, at 12 Charleston Avenue, Rathmines, of inflammation of the brain, Alfred Anthony, dearly loved infant son of Alfred and Maggie Hunter, aged 11 months. Funeral on to-morrow (Friday) morning at 9 o'clock for Glasnevin.
   Inman - October 10, at 7 Eglinton Park, Kingstown, Margaret, widow of the late Captain John Inman, 74th Regiment, and Staff Officer of Pensioners, Clonmel. Funeral will leave above address on Saturday morning, at 9 o'clock, for Mount Jerome.
   Johnston - October 9, at Baltygarron, Tralee, George Johnston, aged 86.
   Monroe - October 8, at Bartra, Dalkey, Lizzie, widow of the later Right Hon. John Monroe, aged 59 years. Funeral for Dean's Grange on to-day (Thursday), the 12th inst., at 9.30 a.m.
   Murdock - October 11, 1899, suddenly at the residence of his son-in-law, E. P. Abbott, Seafield, Kingstown, Alexander Murdock, of Drogheda, aged 70 years. Funeral will leave Amiens Street 9 a.m. train, arriving in Dundalk 10.45, for interment at Forkhill.

In Memoriam

   Beddy - In fond memory of Hanny Beddy, of Drogheda, who fell asleep October 12, 1899. "Until the day breaks, and the shadows flee away." "Gone, but not forgotten."


   David John Henry, B.L., Deceased - All persons having Claims or Demands against the estate and effects of the above-named Deceased, late of Flower Grove, Rochestown Avenue, Kingstown, are requested to furnish particulars thereof forthwith to the undersigned Solicitors for the executrixes of said Deceased - Dated this 11th day of October, 1899. Edwards and Good, 49 Dawson Street, Dublin.
   Peter Kelly, who at one time had an address at Messrs. Woodcock and Co., 42 Dame Street, Dublin, may benefit; and any person able to give information will oblige by communicating with a Beckett, Terrell & Co., Solicitors, 93 Chancery Lane, London.

Lost and Found

     Lost, 11th October, in George's Street, Kingstown, one Case, containing Five False Teeth. Anyone bringing same to Doctor Bradshaw's, Kingstown, will be rewarded.

Shocking Affair in Portrush

     About ten o'clock last night it was reported to the Constabulary here that a woman named Rose Anne Smyth had been killed by, it is alleged, her brother in the latter's house, in Main Street, Portrush. Sergeant Anderson and Constable Buchanan immediately set about an investigation, and found that the woman had been discovered dead, with some terrible cuts and bruises on various parts of her face and head. It appears that Archibald Henry, a well-known fisherman, brother of deceased, had been drinking for about a fortnight past, although ordinarily he was regarded as a steady man. He was in his mother's house about 8.30 last night, and left with John Brennan, a farmer, who resides at Ballyreagh, near Portrush, to go and have a drink. Henry returned to his own house, and Mrs. Smyth followed him there about a quarter of an hour later. In a few minutes Mrs. Smyth's daughter, it is alleged, ran across the street, and informed Brennan that her uncle was killing her mother. Brennan and Mrs. Gower, sister-in-law of Henry, went over, and found the kitchen door partly closed, and Mrs. Smyth's body lying behind it. Brennan spoke to her, but she was unable to reply. Dr. Porter, who is acting as locum tenens for Dr. Martin, of the dispensary, was summoned, and pronounced life extinct. The police officers found in the kitchen a blood-stained hairbrush, with splintered handle, and a chisel, on the handle of which there were also blood stains. Sergeant Anderson arrested Henry on a charge of feloniously killing and slaying his sister. Archibald Henry was brought before Messrs. Grimshaw and Brownrigg, justices, to-day, charged with killing Rose Anne Henry, Sergeant Anderson deposed to the finding of a blood stained floor brush and a chisel in the kitchen. The case was adjourned till to-morrow.  At the inquest before Dr. Camac, Coroner, Dr. martin gave the result of the post mortem, and described the wounds on the head and body of deceased. The cause of death was shock and haemorrhage, induced by the smashing of the ribs and a puncture of the lungs on the left side. The wounds could not be caused by falling unless deceased had been violently pushed against something hard. The jury returned an open verdict.

The Methodist Church.
The Irish Times, Thursday, 12th October 1899

     Death of Surgeon-Major Lynn, M.D., Armagh - The death is announced of the above well-known and highly esteemed gentleman, at his residence, Melbourne Terrace, Armagh, at the advanced age of 94 years. The sad event took place on last Tuesday. For more than sixty years he stood in the front rank of Northern Methodism. He took the lead in every forward connexional movement. He, in conjunction with the late Dr. Crook, were the founders of the Methodist Orphan Society, and Dr. Lynn was lay treasurer until a short time ago the feebleness of old age compelled him to resign. The Conference then, in a marked manner, gave expression to its high appreciation of the services he had rendered not merely to this excellent charity, but also to the Home Mission and other connexional funds; to the cause of education in the support he gave primary schools, and to the Belfast and Dublin Colleges, to which he gave prizes and scholarships. He occupied a foremost place for more than half a century on the Armagh circuit. He contributed largely to the enlargement and renovation of the church, and more recently to the repairs of the manse. The Mission and Lecture Hall recently erected was called "The Lynn Memorial Hall," in order to perpetuate the work done by Dr. Lynne in the cause of Methodism. He had a large catholic heart, which he most generously contributed to all their enterprises. His name was on the subscription lists of all the various churches throughout the North of Ireland.

Sad Death of Horse Trainer

     On Tuesday evening Mr. John Malone, Coroner, Cookstown, and a jury, held an inquest at the Workhouse, Dungannon, touching the death of Patrick O'Brien, a horse trainer, aged 59, who died in the Union Infirmary from the effects of a fall from the railway bridge on Sunday afternoon. After hearing the evidence, the jury found that deceased died from the result of a fall, and whether the said fall was accidental or not there was no sufficient evidence to show.

The Law Courts
Law Notices - This day
(from the legal diary)
High Court of Justice

     Consolidated Taxing Office - Master Mathews, 11 o'clock. Exparte Cases, 11.30 o'clock - Foster's estate, Stubbs; Johnston v. Taylor, Lloyd;  Carson v. Jackson, Hayes; Ingham to Molloy, Molloy.
     Queen's Bench Division, In Bankruptcy - Before the Chief Registrar, 11 o'clock - Hoban, vouch account; Kenny, vouch account; McDermott, vouch account; Rahill, prove debts and vouch, Casey and Clay; arrangement, vouch account, Thompson and MacLaughlin; Merrick, vouch account, E. Collins; Farlow, account, comp., Casey and Clay; arrangement, vouch account, Lett; Sheehy, vouch account; arrangement, account, comp., Friery.
     Irish Land Commission, 24 Upper Merrion Street. Land Law Acts - The Court will sit to hear pressing motions on to-morrow (Friday), 13th inst., at 12 o'clock.
     Land Judges - Receiver Office, Four Courts. Before Mr. Burke, 11 clock. Application for Directions - J. V. O'Donnell; D. R. Bermingham; W. L. Rae; Earl of Granard's estate; G. H. Knox's estate; G. E. Lambert's estate; J. C. Hurley's estate; James Eustace's estate; Colclough v. Colclough; O'Dells, minors.

High Court of Justice. Queen's Bench Division. In Bankruptcy. (Before Mr. Justice Kenny) in Re M. J. Kenny
     Mr. McLaughlin (for Mr. R. A. Macnamara, solicitor) applied on behalf of the assignees for an order that the bankrupt should give up possession of his farm and house in the County Clare. The assignees desired to sell the place, but so long as the bankrupt was in possession there was a difficulty in doing so. Mr. Frank Scallan said that Mr. Kenny was quite willing to facilitate the assignees in every way, and would give up possession whenever asked. Mr. Justice Kenny made an order that possession be given up by the 1st November.

Vacation Motions
The Irish Times, Thursday, 12th October 1899

     Mr. Justice Kenny sat to hear motions for the several divisions of the High Court of Justice. - Motion for Attachment - Mr. Poole moved in the case of Glenn v. Glenn for an order for attachment against William John Glenn, Moses Glenn, and Mary McDade for disobeying an order of the court restraining them from trespassing on certain lands known as Cavan and Labadoo. There had been an administration suit, and as a result of that the Receiver had on the 10th of July last agreed with William James Glenn to let to him the grazing of the lands for the season. The defendants, William John Glenn and Moses Glenn (who are brothers of the deceased) and Mary McDade, who lives in the house with them as a servant, had, notwithstanding the order, continued to trespass on the lands. Counsel relied on affidavits of the Receiver and of Wm. James Glenn, in which it was stated that the defendants put their cattle on the lands, and also that as soon as the plaintiff put his cattle on the lands, one or other of the defendants drove them off again. It was also stated that the defendant, Moses Glenn had been committed for trial for an assault, to be tried at Letterkenny Quarter Sessions on the 19th inst. The defendants Wm. John Glenn and Moses Glenn denied that they had committed the trespass complained of, and stated that they were in possession of the lands of Labadoo, and said that since the plaintiff obtained possession under the grazing agreement on the 24th of July they had not trespassed on the lands. Mr. Justice Kenny granted an order for the attachment of the two defendants, Wm. john Glenn and Moses Glenn, that against Moses Glenn not to issue until the 23rd inst., by which time his trial at Letterkenny would either be over or would be adjourned to next sessions. he did not think it necessary to make any order as to Mary McDade.

     A Writ of Extent - Mr. Theodore Ryland (instructed by Mr. Edward R. bate, assistant solicitor to the Post Office) applied that a fiat should issue for a writ of immediate extent at the suit of the Postmaster-General against a debtor. Counsel relied on an affidavit, which stated that certain sums of money were due. Mr.  Justice Kenny asked why the name of the debtor should not be mentioned? Mr. Ryland said it was not usual to mention the name of the debtor in these cases. Mr. Justice Kenny - Why is it not usual? Mr. Ryland said the application was for a writ of immediate extent, founded on affidavit of danger, and the reason for not mentioning the name of the debtor was lest upon the debtor becoming aware of the application the assets might be made away with. Mr. Justice Kenny said he was informed that this was an application of a kind that occurred only once in fifty years. Would Mr. Ryland give him some information as to the practice? Mr. Ryland said his clients had got a telegram from the debtor saying that they had gone into liquidation, and asking him so to inform the court. The practice was given in "Manning's Exchequer Practice - Revenue Branch," and the law was decided in Bonham's case, reported in 10th Chancery Division, and there is was stated that the fact that the debtor had gone into liquidation did not affect the right of the Crown to obtain this writ. Mr. Justice Kenny - This is a limited liability company. Has there been an order to wind it up? Mr. Ryland said the telegram informed them that the company had gone into liquidation. Mr. Justice Kenny stated that it appeared from the telegram that either they had passed a resolution for voluntary winding up or an order had been made by a court to have the company wound up. It appeared that a receiver had been appointed a fortnight ago, and had been in possession since the 22nd of September. Mr. Ryland said that a receiver had been put in on behalf of a debenture holder. There was no appointment by the court. Mr. Justice Kenny said he would give the fiat.

     Neil v. Deering - This is an action by Margaret Neil against Joseph Deering and Edward Deering to recover damages for the death of her husband, a man of 76 years of age, who was killed by a bull, the property of the defendants, while crossing a field, the property of another of the defendants. Dr. Falconer, Q.C. (instructed by Mr. W. Lanphier), moved that the case be remitted for trial before the County Court Judge of Wicklow. The occurrence took place at Miltown, near Dunlavin. Counsel submitted that the case could be more conveniently tried in Wicklow, that there were no questions of law involved. It appeared that the deceased, Edward Neil, who it was admitted had a right to cross the field, but only by a path, whereas, when the bull attacked him, he was cutting some sticks from a hedge for the purpose of repairing a fence of his own. Mr. R. C. K. Wilson (instructed by Mr. James Kennedy) opposed the motion. He contended that the action ought not to be remitted. The action could not be said in any way to be a sham action, and there were important questions of law involved, including the question of contributory negligence. As it appeared that Joseph Deering was the owner of the bull, they would discontinue the action against the two other defendants. Mr. Justice Kenny granted the motion.

     Faulkner v. Mahood - This is an action for damages for assault and battery, the defendant being the grandfather of the plaintiff. Mr. Maxwell moved to have the case remitted to the County Court Judge of Cavan on the ground of want of visible means. The plaintiff lives with his father, a farmer at Bailieboro. The Court granted the motion.

     Maher v. Dublin United Tramways Company - Mr. Littledale moved that this case be remitted for trial before the Recorder. The motion had been adjourned from last court day to allow of an affidavit being filed by the plaintiff. The action is brought to recover damages from the defendants for injuries alleged to have been sustained by the plaintiff through the negligence of the defendants' servants. It appeared that on the 14th of September the plaintiff was leading his horse and coal dray down Mount Brown when an electric car came into collision with his car, the result of which was that he was knocked against the wall and was dazed for a few seconds. When he recovered himself he followed the electric car to where it had pulled up. One of the men in charge of the tram said he had lost control of the car coming down the hill, and asked plaintiff if he was much injured. He replied - "No, thank God, when I'm not killed." Counsel read an affidavit, made by Sir William Stokes, in which he stated that he examined the plaintiff on the 23rd of September. The plaintiff told him that his horse was driven against the wall, and he received a blow on his head, a bruise on the right shoulder, on the hip, and on the foot. He (Sir Wm. Stokes) could find no trace of any of these injuries, and he believed that the plaintiff was not suffering from any injury. There was an affidavit by Dr. Atock, who examined the plaintiff, and he stated that he saw the plaintiff on the 9th inst.; that the plaintiff had stayed in bed until the 5th inst.; but all that Dr. Atock said was that the plaintiff was not yet fit to resume his ordinary occupation. There was also an affidavit by the secretary of the company, in which he denied that there was any negligence on the part of the company's servants, but that the accident was caused by the plaintiff having suddenly turned his horse and dray across the road. Mr. Harrington, M.P., resisted the motion, and said that if the plaintiff had not made an effort to cross the road he would have been completely squelched for there was not room for his cart outside the tram-track on the side of the road on which he was travelling. Neither of the men in charge of the tram-car made any affidavit. He noticed that that was always the case in these accidents. There was an affidavit by the secretary, who appeared to have a standing affidavit in the office. (Laughter) Dr. Atock's affidavit had not been fairly stated. What he said was that he saw the plaintiff on the 16th September, and he was then suffering from slight concussion of the brain; that he was in bed under his (Dr. Atock's) care until the 5th inst., and was not yet fit to resume work. Mr. Justice Kenny granted the motion.

Annual Licensing Sessions
The Irish Times, Thursday, 12th October 1899

     Yesterday the Recorder sat in Green Street Courthouse, and continued the business of the annual Licensing Sessions. Mr. Clegg (Chief Crown Solicitor's Office) represented the police authorities. Mr. Tobias appeared for the Temperance Association. Messrs. J. J. Clancy, M.P., and T. McAuley (instructed by Mr. J. Burke) appeared for the Licensed Grocers' and Vintners' Association.

   John Burke, Parkgate Street, obtained a confirmation of the licence for 38 and 39 Parkgate Street and Infirmary Road. Superintendent Dempsey stated that a tobacco shop kept by Mr. Burke was in communication with the licensed premises. Mr. T. Harrington, M.P., who appeared for Mr. Burke, said his client was quite willing to cut away all communication. Superintendent Dempsey said there was no danger with Mr. Burke, but he would like to have a ruling on the subject. The licence was granted, the applicant undertaking to close the door in question if ever asked to do so by the police.
   Mr. Michael Nolan obtained a confirmation of the licence attached to the Ship Hotel, Abbey Street.
   Bernard O'Beirne applied for a confirmation of the licence attached to 3 Bolton Street. Mr. T. Harrington supported the application, which was opposed on the ground that there had been two convictions against the applicant during the past 12 months, one of them being endorsed. Police Sergeants 9C and 19C explained the nature of the offences, for which fines had been imposed, one of them being for having permitted gambling on the premises. Mr. Harrington said there had been three charges on the last summonses - refusing admission to the police, allowing gambling, and keeping open, and two of them were not sustained before the magistrate. The Recorder said a fine of 5 had been imposed. Sergeant 19C said he was kept knocking at the door for a long time, and was not admitted until Mr. O'Beirne turned up. Mr. O'Beirne was not in the house at the time. Mr. O'Beirne stated that he was not in the house on the night the gambling took place, and he knew nothing about it. There were no persons in the house except the porter and an assistant. The licence was refused, the police being directed to give the applicant as much time as possible to sell off the stock.
   Mr. E. Bowe, Parliament Street, applied for a new licence for 28 and 29 New South Street. Mr. McAuley opposed the application on the ground of the number of licensed houses already existing in the district, and the unfitness of the premises. The application was refused.
   Mr. Mathew Delaney's application for a transfer for 9 College Street was adjourned to the April Sessions in order to give the applicant am opportunity of selling "The Cat and Cage" public house, Drumcondra, of which he is the proprietor.
   Mr. James Dodd applied for a new seven-days' licence for the house 1 Mountjoy Street. Mr. T. M. Healy, Q.C., M.P., who appeared for the applicant, said his client was already in possession of a six-days' licence, and in order to secure the extra day he was willing to extinguish a seven-days' licence at 4 Ellis's Quay by paying 725 for its extinction; and Mr. Bonass, Law Agent to the Corporation, asked for an adjournment to produce evidence as to the premises in Ellis's Quay, in which the Corporation had an interest. Mr. McAuley said the applicant had already a seven-days' licence for another house close by. The application was refused.
   Mr. Patrick Kennedy applied for a new licence for 22 South King Street. Mr. T. M. Healy, Q.C., M.P., for the applicant, explained that his client held a licence for the house next door, but as the two houses communicated, and as he found in necessary for domestic purposes to have them, he came forward with the application. All communications between the shop and the house next door had been cut off, but the portion of both houses over the licensed premises communicated, and the applicant wished to have them so for the future. The application simple meant that the communication should exist for the future, but no licence was asked for the shop next door. Mr. Clegg said he did not object to the application. Mr. Tobias said it simply meant that a new licence was required for the shop next door, which was now a restaurant. Mr. Healy said theoretically a new licence was applied for, but the licence was not asked to apply to the shop next door. The Recorder formally refused the application, but intimated to the police that there was no objection to the applicant using No. 23 for domestic purposes so long as this convenience was not abused.
   Mr. Thomas McAllister applied for a transfer for 17 and 18 Island Bridge. Mr. Tobias, who opposed, said this was a letting by the Hibernian Bank to the applicant for two years at 29 a week, and the bank was paying the licence. Mr. Harford, solicitor, said the applicant had the option of purchasing within two years if he desired. The Recorder said he looked upon this as the bank's application, and not Mr. McAllister's. He adjourned the application until January to allow of some more reasonable arrangement being made, and he wished to say publicly that he would not have bankers as publicans.
   Mr. Michael McCarthy renewed his application for a new seven days' licence for 36 Parkgate Street. Messrs. O'Shaughnessy, Q.C., and Campbell, Q.C., M.P. (instructed by Mr. Gerald Byrne), appeared in support of the application. The application was opposed by a number of residents, local publicans, the rector of the parish, Messrs. Seymour Bushe, Q.C.; T. M. Healy, Q.C., M.P.; Denis Healy, Q.C.; Redmond Barry, Q.C.; McAuley, Ennis, T. Harrington, M.P., and Mr. Tobias, solicitor, appearing to oppose. Mr. O'Shaughnessy explained that during the time that Mr. McCarthy had carried on business in Pill Lane not s single complaint had been made against him, and, undoubtedly, he had been the pioneer in Dublin of supplying hot luncheons in public houses. He now proposed if this licence was granted to expend in the erection of dining rooms a sum of 3,000, which would bring the value of the premises up to 4,500. Since last Sessions Mr. McCarthy had purchased for 375 a licensed house in Little Green Street, and in addition he was prepared to pay 350 to the landlord for the extinction of the licence. The granting of the application would be a great convenience in the neighbourhood, and Mr. McCarthy was prepared to lodge the plans for the alteration in the premises, and would not ask the licence to issue until they had been carried out to the letter. The applicant was examined, and said he believed there was room for such an establishment where hot luncheons would be served with refreshments in the neighbourhood. Mr. Bell, Superintendent of the Great Southern and Western Railway Company, said he thought such an establishment was badly required in the neighbourhood. There were a hundred clerks in the railway offices who wanted luncheons every day in a decent place at a cheap rate. To Mr. Bushe - These clerks did not drink, but they could not get the accommodation they wanted in the company's refreshment rooms, and they could not afford to pay 2s. 6d. for their luncheon. He lived close to Mr. McCarthy's house, and came there on his own motion, and not as representing the company. Mr. O'Donnell, residing at 37 Parkgate Street, said he was of opinion that such a place was required in the neighbourhood. To Mr. Harrington - He did not think there were drinking bars enough in the place, as it was greatly thronged with people. (Laughter) Mr. J. F. Egan, City Sword Bearer, stated that as a resident in the district a respectable restaurant was absolutely necessary. Mr. Cassidy, Copying Clerk, Four Courts, stated that the accommodation which Mr. McCarthy had provided at Pill Lane was an advantage to the public. Mr. Moore, C.E., explained the plans of the proposed alterations. There would be no house like it in the street. Twenty-five persons would have room to lunch at the bar. Superintendent Dempsey said he believed any house run on the proposed lines would be a benefit. He had ascertained by inquiry at the public houses in the neighbourhood that there was little done in those houses in the way of supplying luncheons, except in the case of Mr. Tracy, who told him that within the past ten months he had sold 10,000 luncheons. Mr. Seymour Bushe addressed the court. He said he could not understand on what ground the applicant could hope to succeed in an application of this sort when he came in to ask for a privilege which would be just the same as if his lordship were to sit down and write him a cheque for several thousands of pounds. It was plain this building was going to be a mammoth public house that would eclipse everything there, and offer not only facilities for drink, but inducements for drink. No case for such a house had been made out out of 35 licensed houses, and in addition they very need, if it existed, had been met by the hotel licence given to Mr. Bourke. The Recorder said he did not see what harm the granting of this licence would do except to a set of monopolists. Mr. Healy - Then why did not Mr. Dodd get his Sunt day licence? The Recorder said it turned out that one of the opponents here had been driven into supplying 10,000 luncheons. Mr. McCarthy introduced food into the public houses of Dublin that no one had done before, and in consequence of his coming to Parkgate Street he had driven one of his opponents into supplying 10,000 luncheons if he was to believe it. Rev. J. C. Irwin, B.D., said Parkgate Street was amply supplied with public houses and refreshment places. After luncheon time Mr. McCarthy's premises would become, in his opinion, a purely drinking shop. The Recorder - Will it be  any worse that other public houses? Not the least. To Mr. Henry - He had not a word to say against the manner in which Mr. Bourke had carried on his place. The Recorder - You think it is an advantage now? I do. The Recorder - You were very strongly against it before. Witness said he understood there were restrictions in the supplying of drink by Mr. Bourke. A number of residents were opposing this application independently, and had briefed counsel. Mr. Campbell - We know that is done; he is instructed by Mr. Tobias. (Laughter) Mr. Scarr, a resident of the district, and the Rev. Mr. Gibbon, gave evidence against the application. The latter gentleman said he had made a point of visiting the public houses in Parkgate Street, but not the purpose of drinking. (Laughter) Out of six or seven, only two professed actually to supply hot and cold luncheons. One or two said they would supply them if there was a demand, but there was no demand, and Mrs. Cunningham scouted the idea of supplying them at all. The Recorder said what he wanted to do was to establish places where people could go, as in England and on the Continent, and have food with drink, but he wished, as far as he could, to stop the atrocious system of supplying nothing but drink. Mr. O'Shaughnessy said Mr. McCarthy was willing to give an undertaking that the premises were to be used as a restaurant and dining room, in a manner similar to the mode in which the Dolphin was carried on. Mr. Healy addressed the court in opposition to the application, and contended that the licence bought up and proposed to be extinguished by Mr. McCarthy was not of any value. Mr. Campbell, in reply, said the applicant had been subjected to the malignant persecution of the Temperance Association and the inner circle of the publicans of the city, which was reflected in the malignant attacks of Mr. Healy. Perhaps the Dublin working men, under the influence of the gentlemen who led the opposition, might have been so educated that they had no taste for the food with drink which Mr. McCarthy proposed to supply, but his lordship would at least give the applicant an opportunity of trying to effect a reform and to introduce a system which existed in every city on the Continent. The Recorder said he found that in 1815 the justices, before ordering the licence to be issued to any person, should inquire into the character of such person, and whether the house was conveniently situated for the purpose and kept for the sale of victuals and accommodation for travellers and persons resorting there for food and provisions. In 1834, when Parliament was full of a great many other things, the Act that they now dealt with - the 3rd and 4th William IV. - was passed, and then it was incidentally that this beneficial system was put an end to. And from that time the number of public houses had gone no increasing until the rivulet turned into a river, the river into a lake, and the lake into an ocean. There was hardly a public house in Dublin into which a person could go and get a decent meal. During a recent visit to the Continent he had seen thousands of people in Germany drinking lager beer, and he did not see a single-drunken person. He could hardly restrain from tears when he saw the difference between these people and his own, and he said, "So help me God, I will try and see whether this system of drinking and poisoning of the mucous membrane is to go on, and the death rate of Dublin be so high." He intended to encourage places where food could be had with drink. He hoped the Corporation would go on trying to raise the people from the dead level of drink level; that they would go on making more open spaces like the one next the court; that they would have a city band and a covered place for the people during the winter, and he would not refuse a licence under proper restrictions to it, and he would not ask a quid pro quo. He decided on the evidence that there was a necessity for such an establishment there, and there was nothing that would lead him to say that Mr. McCarthy was not the man for it, but he was not satisfied that 3,000 should be spent on the place. A restaurant such as Mr. McCarthy proposed might be erected for much less, and he would therefore adjourn the case until the January Sessions, that arrangements might be made to meet the points suggested against the applicant. The Court adjourned at ten minutes to six o'clock.

State of Dublin Streets - Car Owners and the Corporation Paving Committee

   At a meeting of the Dublin Corporation Paving Committee on Tuesday, the chairman, Councillor O'Meara, presiding, a deputation from the Cab and Car owners' Association waited on the committee to complain of the slippery and dangerous state of the pavement between the tramway lines over which the electric cars run. It was pointed out that short as the time during which the electric cars have been running they have been the means of making the tramway pavement so slippery as to be a standing menace to the safety of traffic, and especially to the hackney car traffic, within the city, and that to prevent horses falling and accidents occurring the sanding of the streets over the tramway pavement has become absolutely necessary. The chairman of the committee, in reply to the deputation, said that the committee thoroughly realised the importance of the matter. He informed them that the sanding of the streets was a service that was always preformed by the Tramways Company previous to the introduction of electric traction, but that since the electric cars commenced to run the performance of this service has been to a great extent discontinued by the company, but that the committee intend to have recourse to legal means to compel the company to sand their lines, as they are bound by Act of Parliament to keep their lines in a safe condition for traffic, and that steps would be taken in the matter immediately. The deputation thanked the committee, and withdrew.

Public Health of Dublin
The Irish Times, Thursday, 12th October 1899

   The weekly meeting of the Public Health Committee was held in the Municipal Buildings, Cork Hill, on Tuesday - Councillor Thomas A. Joynt in the chair.
     Sir Charles Cameron reported that during the week ended 7th October, 1899, the death-rate from all causes in the city was 34.1 per 1,000 persons living. The mean death-rate in the corresponding period of the previous 10 years was 23.7. The zymotic death-rate was 10.2 per 1,000. The mean zymotic death-rate for the corresponding week in the previous 10 years was 2.9. There were registered 49 deaths from the following zymotic diseases:- 30 measles, 2 whooping cough, 2 typhoid fever, 14 diarrhoea and dysentery, and 1 cholera infantum. The following cases were notified:- 3 typhus fever, 94 typhoid fever, 13 scarlet fever, 429 measles, 3 diphtheria, 3 croup, 4 erysipelas, 1 puerperal fever, 2 continued fever, 2 German measles. Total 554. The death-rate was 9.9 above the mean rate. The excess is almost wholly due to the epidemic of measles now raging in Dublin. There were 45 deaths recorded last week from measles and diarrhoea, and in only one instance was the death that of an adult. The cases of infectious diseases being so numerous the fever hospitals are quite filled. He (Sir Charles Cameron) thought it would be most desirable to give a special grant of 200 to Cork Street Fever Hospital, and 100 to the Hardwicke Hospital, to enable the management of those institutions to provide additional accommodation for patients.

Royal University of Ireland - Examinations in Music, 1899

   The examiners have recommended that the following candidates be adjudged to have passed the under mentioned examinations respectively:-
First Examination in Music - Laura L. Fleming, private tuition; Alice A. Vickery, private study.
The B.Mus. Degree Examination - "Harriet Campbell, private tuition; Chrissie Sage, private study
The candidate marked thus (*) may present herself the further examination for honours.

Legal Notices - Notice of Charitable Bequests

     In the Goods of Sophia Mary Trench (Otherwise Sophia Trench), late of Hilton Lodge, Monkstown, in the County of Dublin, formerly of 27 Raglan Road, Dublin, Spinster, Deceased. Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Statute 30 and 31 Vic., cap. 54, sec. 19, that the above-named Sophia Mary Trench (otherwise Sophia Trench), who died on the 23rd day of July, 1899, by her will, dated 10th day of February, 1898, gave the following charitable legacies to be paid to the treasurer or other person authorised to receive the same, this is to say - To the Representative Body of the Church of Ireland for the Sustentation Fund of the said Church 50, and to the Irish Society for promoting the religious instruction of the Irish speaking population, chiefly through the medium of their own language, 50. Probate of said will, with two codicils thereto (which did not alter or affect said bequests), was granted by the Principal Registry, Dublin, of the Queen's Bench Division (Probate) of the High Court of Justice in Ireland, on the 29th day of September, 1899, to Messrs. James Currie Trench, of Beverston, Dundrum, in the County of Dublin, Land Agent, and John Chaigneau Colvill, of Scotlands, neat Guilford, Hazlemere, in the County of Surrey, in England, Barrister-at-Law, the Executors named in said will. Dated this 6th day of October 1899. William Fry & Son, Solicitors for said Executors, 14 Lower Mount Street, Dublin. To the Commissioners of Charitable Donations and Bequests, and all others whom it may concern.

     Statutory Notice to Creditors.

     In the Goods of John Keating, late of Cabra, in the County of Meath, Esq., Deceased. Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the 22nd and 23rd Vic., cap. 35, that all persons claiming to be creditors or otherwise to have any claim or demand against the estate or assets of the said John Keating, deceased, who died on the 11th day of March, 1899, are hereby required, on or before the 2nd day of November, 1899, to furnish (in writing) the particulars of such claims or demands to Thomas R. Lynch, of 33 Upper Sackville Street, in the City of Dublin, Solicitor for Constance Sarah Frances Keating, of Cabra, Moynalty, Kells, in the said County of Meath, Spinster, and William Johnston Keating, of Fountain Street, Antrim, in the County of Antrim, Esquire, Civil Engineer, the Executrix and Executor of said deceased, to whom Probate of the Will of said deceased has been granted in the Principal Registry of the Queen's Bench Division (Probate), High Court of Justice, Ireland, on the 8th day of September, 1899, and in default thereof the said Executrix and Executor will proceed to distribute the assets of the said Testator, having regard only to the claims of which notice and particulars shall have been given as above required. Dated this 20th day of September, 1899. Thomas R. Lynch, Solicitor for the said Constance Sarah Frances Keating and William Johnston Keating, 33 Upper Sackville Street, Dublin, and Headfort Place, Kells, County Meath.

Statutory Notice to Creditors.
The Irish Times, Thursday, 12th October 1899

     In the Goods of Mary Lucy Plunkett, late of Dunowen, in the County of Cavan, Spinster, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the 22nd and 23rd Victoria, cap. 35, all persons claiming to be creditors or otherwise to have any claim or demand against the estate or assets of the said Mary Lucy Plunkett, deceased, who died on the 30th day of July, 1899, are hereby required, on or before the 2nd day of November, 1899, to furnish (in writing) the particulars of such claims or demands to Thomas R. Lynch, of 33 Upper Sackville Street; in the City of Dublin

    Solicitor for Michael Grace and Thomas Michael Grace, both of Oldcastle, in the County of Meath, Merchants, the Executors of said deceased, to whom Probate of the Will of said deceased has been granted in the Principal Registry of the Queen's Bench Division (Probate), High Court of Justice, Ireland, on the 8th day of September, 1899, and in default thereof, the said Executors will proceed to distribute the assets of the said Testatrix, having regard only to the claims of which notice and particulars shall have been given as above required. Dated this 20th day of September, 1899. Thomas B. Lynch, Solicitor for the said Michael Grace and Thomas Michael Grace, 33 Upper Sackville Street, Dublin, and Headfort Place, Kells, County Meath.

In the High Court of Justice in Ireland. Queen's Bench Division - In Bankruptcy.

     In the Matter of Charles H. Roche, of No. 82 Grand Parade, in the City of Cork, Medical Doctor, a Bankrupt.

     Dr. James Charles Hamilton, Deceased. All persons having claims against the late Dr. James Charles Hamilton, of Duncairn Terrace, Bray, in the County of Wicklow, are required forthwith to send particulars of their claims to the undersigned Solicitor for the Executors. Dated this 11th day of October, 1899

     Mrs. Beatrice E. Hamilton, Deceased. All persons having claims against the late Mrs. Beatrice E. Hamilton, of Ballyornan, in the County of Wicklow, Widow, are required forthwith to send particulars of their claims to the under signed Solicitors for the Executors. Dated this 11th day of October, 1899.


The Northern Whig, Friday, 20th September, 1912

     The Harbour Crane Disaster, Body of Neill Recovered.
The search for the bodies of the victims of the disaster which resulted from the fall of the 100-ton crane at Alexandra Wharf was continued yesterday. Diving operations were resumed at an early hour of the morning. At 1.15 p.m. the body of the crane man Neill was recovered. The remains were conveyed by boat to Albert Quay, and thence transferred by the morgue van to the mortuary. Deceased was identified at three o'clock in the afternoon by a number of friends. There were some marks on the body when taken out of the water, the superficial injuries shown being a bruise at the base of the skull and a slight abrasion on the chin, whilst the right ear was badly cut. Deceased leaves a widow and five children, the youngest being fourteen years of age. After the recovery of the body the search for the remains of the young man Lennox, who had been employed as an apprentice, was continued. Diving operations were pursued until well on into the evening, but without effect, and to-day the search will be renewed. About half-past nine yesterday the 200 tons floating crane was towed to the end of the wharf, and will shortly be employed in lifting the huge mass of submerged metal.

     Exhibition Flight at Balmoral, Tramway Facilities.
The public will be glad to know that Mr. Astley, the airman who was seen to such advantage at Balmoral on Saturday last, was not injured in the mishap which befell him near Lille in France on Wednesday. His aeroplane was smashed, but this will not prevent his flying at Balmoral next Saturday, as the machine he used here is still at the ground, and he is travelling home in order to be in Belfast in time for the exhibition. The machine broken in the mishap was one belonging to Miss Trehawke Dauces, who was being carried as a passenger at the time. In connection with next Saturday's exhibition we understand that special concessions will be given by the tramway management for the occasion. Anyone will be carried by any car running to Balmoral between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday next for one penny on production to the conductor of a ticket of admission to the grounds. There will be a three-quarter minute service. Tickets of admission to Balmoral grounds (enclosure 6d, grand stand 1s) can be purchased any time after 11 a.m. on Friday from the tramway officials at Castle Junction or from the establishments mentioned in the advertisement.


The Northern Whig, Saturday, 30th May, 1908
     Belfast Recorder's Court, Criminal Business, Sentences.
[Before His Honour Judge Fitzgibbon] Mr. H. McNeile McCormick, clerk of the Crown and Peace, was in attendance

     At the sitting of the Court his Honour sentenced a number of prisoners who had been indicted the previous day.
Henry Drennan and William J. Scott, who had been found guilty of housebreaking on the 19th May of the present year, were each ordered three calendar months' imprisonment with hard labour from the date of committal.
Michael English, who had been indicted for larceny on the 27th April, was discharged under the Probation of Offenders Act.
Mary Ann Gillespie, found guilty of the theft of a gully-trap? on the 15th May, was sentenced to two calendar months' imprisonment from the date of committal.
Mary Kelly, for robbery on the 8th April, was ordered two calendar months' imprisonment with hard labour from time of committal.
Thomas Lee and James Crawford, convicted of breaking and entering on the 18th April, were each sentenced to three calendar months' imprisonment with hard labour from the date of committal.


Patrick Slavin was put forward on the charge of stealing a purse and a small sum of money belonging to Thomas Hamill, Mossvale, on the 8th April. Mr. Edward Bates, Crown solicitor, prosecuted, and, evidence having been given, the jury found a verdict of guilty. The accused, against whom there had been a previous conviction, was put back.

Guilty of Receiving

Robert Sterling, an old man, was charged with the larceny of a watch, a chain, and a medal belonging to Herbert Keenan, on the 11th April. After hearing evidence in the case the jury found the prisoner guilty of receiving only, and he was put back.

A Habitual Drunkard

W. J. Newell was charged with the larceny of a brush, a coat, and a scraper, the property of Robert Newell, his father, on the 6th May. Mr. Bates explained that the prosecution had not been brought in any vindictive spirit but to put the accused under some control, as he was addicted to drink. The jury found a verdict of guilty, and recommended the discharge of the prisoner, who was then tried on the count of being an habitual drunkard. His father stated that he was never sober, and the family had no peace in consequence of this habit. He was under the influence of drink on the day the larceny occurred. Other witnesses were examined in the case. The jury found the accused guilty. His Honour said the acts of the man corroborated the testimony given that day, and he would direct him to be sent to Ennis Reformatory for habitual drunkards, and kept there for a period of two years.

Burglar With a Sweet Tooth

John A. Gorman was charged with breaking and entering the premises of James Mercer, Shankill Road, and stealing there from a quantity of sultana cakes and other provisions, on 15th April last. Evidence having been heard, the jury found the accused guilty, and sentence was deferred.

Stealing a Watch and Chain

William Simpson and Patrick McCaffrey were indicted for robbing Patrick McCartney of a watch and chain, on the 16th May, and found guilty. The prisoners were put back.

Assault and Robbery

Hugh Black was charged with robbing an old man named Samuel Hunter, of Ballymacilward, of 1, on the 20th May. It appeared that the complainant met the accused in Belfast, and the latter accompanied him as far as the City Cemetery. Black then assaulted him, and took the money out of his vest pocket. A verdict of guilty was returned, and the accused was put back.

Charge of Bigamy

Samuel Stewart was charged with bigamy, having gone through the form of marriage with a woman called Annie Nixon while his wife, Jean McFarland, was still alive. Prisoner, who pleaded not guilty, was defended by Mr. Donnelly and Mr. J. Graham. Evidence having been heard, the jury returned a verdict of guilty, with a strong recommendation to leniency, and his Honour said, the offence being a very serious one, he would impose a sentence of nine months' imprisonment with hard labour. The Court adjourned till this morning at 11 a.m.

Belfast Rates Case

The case against Samuel McGladdery for arrears of rates to the amount of 15 3s. 4d came up for hearing in the Summons Court yesterday. When the case was called Mr. Spiller said the case had been adjourned to give the defendant and his solicitor an opportunity to go before the Committee, but the Committee refused to take anything to do with it. Mr. Barkley, who was for the defence, had told him that if he did not appear in court a decree might be granted. After formal evidence, a decree for 15 3s. 4d was granted.

Serious Explosion (not local)

At Hebburn-on-Tyne yesterday five men were injured in an explosion which occurred in a shaft which was being sunk. One man is still in the shaft, and his life is despaired of, and the others are suffering chiefly from shock. The shaft is being sunk to convey an electric cable under the Tyne between Hebburn and Wallsend.


The Banner of Ulster Friday, 12th July 1850

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General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland (continued on image 4)
2) Parliamentary Intelligence - Correspondence - Death of the Duke of Cambridge - George Alfred Walker a Frenchman - Clare Assizes, James Hurley, John Sheehan, Cragroe - Irish/English Stocks - Poor Man's Monument to Sir Robert Peel - Emancipation of the Jews at Damascus - Tenant Right, The Times Correspondent in the North - The Gorham Case, Fifth and Final Defeat of the Bishop of Exeter - Proceedings of the General Assembly - Belfast Markets - Local Intelligence - Outrageous Attack on the Police, Malone Turnpike, Botanic Road, Wm. Walker, Wm. Anderson, McKee, Mill Loaning - Leasehold Tenures Conversion Bill - Foreign Arrivals - Thinning the Gang, Rodgers, Brown, Roney -

          County Armagh Assizes, Wednesday July 10 (1850) The Right Hon. Judge Moore took his seat in court this morning, at ten o'clock, when the following gentlemen were called into court, and re-sworn on the Grand Jury:- James M. Caulfeild (Caulfield), Esq., M.P., Colonel W. Blacker, Peter Fane, Count de Salis, James Stronge, Marcus Synnott, Meredyth Chambre, Maxwell Cross, Edmund Bacon, John Irwin, George Robinson, James Atkinson, John James Bigger, J. H. Loftie, Wm. Paton, Peter Quinn, John Hancock, James McWatty, Stewart Maxwell, Henry John Porter, John White, and Thomas Dobbin. His Lordship then addressed the Grand Jury as follows:- Mr. Caulfield and gentlemen of the Grand Jury, I regret very much I have to say that the calendar of Crown business of these Assizes is very heavy, there being no fewer than four distinct cases of murder. I find, besides, a great many persons charged with crimes of the most serious and aggravated character: in fact, there is scarcely a crime known to the law that you will not find an instance of on the present calendar. It is not my intention to trouble you with any observations as to the causes of these crimes - I do not know enough of your county to do so. I will, therefore, not enter into a matter which I do not feel myself competent to discuss. I think it would be a waste of the public time were I to attempt to give any instructions to gentlemen of your experience, feeling as I do perfectly satisfied that you are fully capable of discharging your duties. There is one case, however, on which I feel it necessary to make a few observations - I mean the case of the murder of Mr. Mauleverer. I have before me a large mass of information in reference to this case. I am not aware whether the Crown are in possession of evidence of a more direct nature than appears in these informations as regards the prisoners; if they are not, it appears to me that the only evidence that can be laid before you is of a circumstantial nature. I do not say this to induce you to reject such evidence, for it is frequently of a more positive kind than evidence of a direct nature. It will be your duty, gentlemen, to investigate this evidence minutely, and you will not find any bills against the parties except you have such evidence as would satisfy you, and lead you to convict if you were in the Petty Jury box. It will be your duty to examine carefully into the character of the evidence which will be laid before you, and if you find it is of such a nature that you cannot rely upon it, you must reject the bill altogether; but if, on the other hand, in the exercise of your judgment, and on a due consideration of all the facts of the case, the evidence seems to you such as to satisfy your minds as to the guilt of the prisoners, or any of them, it will be your duty to find bills against them all, or any of them. Gentlemen, I don't think it necessary to occupy more of your time; you will be good enough to dispose of the bills as soon as possible, and perhaps two or three of you would remain with me while I dispose of the presentments. The Grand Jury then retired to their room. The fiating of the presentments only occupied a very short time. Petit Jury - Messrs, John Shillington, John Running, John McWatters, Averell Shillington, Hartford Montgomery, Peter Hughes, John Clark Adams, Samuel Corrigan, Samuel Ruddel, Wm. McBride, John Watson, and John Kane.
     Mary Brown, for the murder of her female infant child, by casting it into a mill-pond on the 18th Feb. last, at Newry. The jury returned a verdict of Guilty, with a recommendation to mercy. His Lordship said he would not only attend to their recommendation, but also recommend her himself to the Lord Lieutenant.
     Francis Murphy, for stealing a cow on the 20th of June, at Slievegallon, the property of Jas. Hughes; also for stealing a heifer on the same day, the property of Andrew Bannon; also for stealing a cow, the property of Bernard Boyle. Pleaded guilty.
     Wm. Briggs, for uttering a forged note on the 8th June, at Armagh, purporting to be a 1 note of the Northern Bank, with intent to defraud Jas. Bristow, one of the officers of that bank; also with intent to defraud Patrick Carberry. Not guilty.
     James Burns, for uttering a forged note on the 8th of June, at Armagh, with intent to defraud James Bristow, one of the officers of the Northern Banking Company; also with uttering a forged note to defraud Henry Peel. Guilty.
     John Boyle, for having in his possession, on the 2nd July, three ounces of gunpowder, without license, in a proclaimed district in the County of Armagh. Guilty; to be imprisoned for a week from the day of committal.
     Isabella Quin, for setting on fire an out-house, the property of Brian Gallogly, on the night of the 19th or morning of the 20th March, at Kilclooney. Not (Guilty)
     Edward Durnian, for the manslaughter of Archibald Clarke, on the 22nd of Marsh, at Armagh - Pleaded guilty.
     John Mullan, for burglariously entering the dwelling-house of John Leyne, Richhill, on the night of the 3rd of July, and stealing therefrom a quantity of wearing apparel. Guilty.
     Arthur Donnelly, for the manslaughter of Richard Donnelly, on the 10th of October, 1848, at Clonfeacle. Not guilty.
     James Johnston, for appearing in arms, on the 11th of June last, in the barony of Upper Fews, it being at the time a proclaimed district. Acquitted, owing to an informality in the indictment.
          The court adjourned till half-past nine o'clock next morning.

[From our Reporter]
Crown Court

          The Right Hon. Judge Moore took his seat in Court this morning at ten o'clock.  Owing to the fact that the Crossmaglen case was to come on for trial, the court was densely crowded, and during its hearing the deepest interest was manifested by the public.  The following gentlemen were sworn as a Petit Jury - Messrs. Alexander Kinmouth, Averell Shillington, Peter Hughes, James Acheson, John Clarke Adams, John Moody, Samuel Corrigan, Wm. McBride, John Stanley, John Kane, John Hughes, and Richard Lindsay.
     Murder. Bernard Loughran for having on the 7th of December, aided and assisted Arthur Woods in the murder of James Magerrity. Archd. Hughes, examined - I was in Mr. Kidd's shop in Armagh on the 6th December. A man named Mageritty and the prisoner were there. About seven o'clock James Magerrity and Arthur Woods were quarrelling in the shop. They left it. About an hour after, I saw Arthur Woods coming out of a room in Mr. Kidd's, with a staff in his hand, accompanied by Bernard Loughran. The staff seemed to be very arge. Kidd keeps a public house. The prisoner had a stick in his hand, but it did not seem to be very large. The deceased was in the shop at the time. Woods got behind Megarrity and struck him with the stick on the back of his head, and he then fell. The prisoner struck me at the same time. I had not spoken to the prisoner before that. I did not see him strike Megerrity at all. A quarter of an hour after that, I saw him up the street. Mr. Hanna, Q.C., observed, that he could not carry the case farther. His Lordship then discharged the prisoner.
     Homicide. Patrick McMahon, for the manslaughter of Robert McLoughlin, by stabbing him, on 26th April, at Killeavy. James Boyle, examined by Sir T. Staples - I knew Robert McLoughlin. I saw him on the 26th April. I went home with him to Newry in the evening. A man named Loughran was along with me when I first saw McLoughlin. McLoughlin was standing on the road when Patrick McMahon ran at him, and deceased shouted he was struck. He got up again, and ran about six yards and fell. Did not see anything in McMahon's hand. I left McLoughlin with the life in him, and returned to my own house. Cross-examined by Mr. Joy - The prisoner appeared to be shouting along the road. I heard the shouting before I saw him. There were two or three men on the road. James Scott, examined by Mr. Hanna - I saw McLoughlin on the 26th April. I saw him lying on the ground, and assisted him to get up. James Curran and I helped him home. He died in about five minutes after. Dr. Gray, examined by Mr. O'Hagan - I am a medical gentleman. I was called on to see the late Robert McLoughlin. It was in the evening. He had just died. I made a superficial examination, by direction of the coroner. Seeing blood on the clothes, I examined the body, and found a wound on the left breast. I afterwards discovered another wound, but it had not penetrated the chest. The first penetrated the chest. Cross-examined by Mr. Moore - I saw McMahon that evening. He said he would not injure me, and I proceeded to where he was. I found him partially undressed, and lying on the bed, sleeping. He seemed to have been travelling on his stockings, as they were much soiled with the dirt. He got up and gave a vacant gaze, and he then recognized me, I awoke him. Head-Constable Whitely was with me, and on seeing McMahon, he asked, was anything wrong? He seemed to be unconscious of having done wrong. I think he actually believed what he was saying. He asked Whitely his impression. He appeared to be in a heavy sleep when he saw him. His unconsciousness, he believed, was from the effects of drink. He had known him for the last fifteen or sixteen years. He was in the employment of Cully, my neighbour. He was land-steward, and was general superintendent. He had an excellent character, and if he became disengaged, I was anxious to get his services. Mr. Joy, after what had occurred, and particularly after the evidence of Mr. Gray, and after consulting Mr. Moore, agreed to advise the prisoner to ...                       continued on image 3
3) ... withdraw the plea of not guilty, and to plead guilty of manslaughter. His Lordship - What do you say to that, Sir Thomas? Sir T. Staples had no objection to that course. Richard Cully was examined as to the character of the prisoner. He entered his service in 1826. He knew him to be kind and humane in his disposition, but he was very excitable. He would trust him with his life. Sentence deferred.
     Crossmaglen Outrage - Murder of Mr. Mauleverer.  Bryan Hanratty, John McAtavey, and Patrick McNally, for the murder of Robert Lindsay Mauleverer, on the 23rd of May, at Creggan. The panel was then called over by the Clerk of the Crown, when eighty jurors answered to their names. The Clerk of the Crown - Do all the prisoners join in their challenges? Mr. Gartlan - No. The Attorney-General - Then we'll try Hanratty first; let the others stand by.  The following gentlemen were then sworn as a Petit Jury:- Messrs. Thomas McCann, Alexander Kinmouth, Peter Hughes, John Moody, Samuel Leslie, William McBride, John Kane, John Hughes, James Blair, William Martin, George Langtry, and Robert Blair. The prisoner challenged eighteen jurors. There were no challenges on the part of the Crown.   The Attorney-General rose, amid breathless silence, to state the case for the prosecution. He said, the prisoner at the bar, Bryan Hanratty, was charged with the wilful murder of Robert Lindsay Mauleverer, near Crossmaglen, on the 23rd of May last. After dwelling upon the nature and importance of the case, he remarked that, in reference to the fact of a brutal murder having been committed, there could not exist a shadow of a doubt. The prisoner, Hanratty, was accused of having committed the crime, and the question for the jury was whether or not that accusation should be sustained by the evidence. The deceased gentleman filled the position of agent for several proprietors of land, and, among the rest, for an estate in the neighbourhood of Crossmaglen, in that county. He would be able to show that, at the period of the murder, deceased was engaged in the discharge of his duty; and the fact being so, it led to the conclusion that there existed a combination which, if suffered to continue, must render life insecure, and the discharge of duty impossible.  Mr. Mauleverer had been for two years engaged in this duty, and he occasionally made a short visit for a week or so at a time for the purpose. It appeared that he came to Crossmaglen on the 17th of May last, and left it on the 23rd of the same month, with a view of proceeding to the railway station at Culloville. He travelled on an open car, and his destination was known to the driver who accompanied him. The car had been ordered half-an-hour before the deceased left Crossmaglen, so that it was quite possible for parties in that town to be informed of his probable movements. The driver's name was McAtavey, one of the persons in custody, although not now on trial. McNally occupied a seat on the one side of the car, and the deceased on the opposite. In this way they left Crossmaglen, and in somewhat less than half-an-hour the car and driver returned without the deceased. The accounts given at that time led to an immediate inquiry and search, the result of which was that the deceased was found lying on the roadside a short distance from the town, brutally murdered. It was an unfortunate thing to reflect upon, that, notwithstanding the horrible nature of the transaction, little sympathy was manifested by the parties living in the vicinity of the scene of the tragedy - that no interference was exerted on his behalf, and that no assistance was offered to him. The learned gentleman then went over the facts in detail, which afterwards appeared in the evidence, in so far as they tended to attach suspicion to the prisoner, pointing out those circumstances upon which he relied to satisfy the jury as to the prisoner's guilt. It was not, he said, for him to suggest to the jury what would be their verdict. It was his duty simply to lay before them the facts as he had been instructed; and the intelligence of the jury would direct them as to the proper finding in the case. His object was not to appeal to their passions or their feelings; he only claimed a calm consideration of the evidence to be laid before them; and he had no doubt the conclusion they would arrive at would be that dictated by their own consciences, and in strict accordance with that solemn oath by which they had bound themselves.  The following witnesses were then called:- Cornelius Hughes sworn, and examined by Sir T. Staples - I was employed surveying in the neighbourhood of Crossmaglen. I produce a correct survey according to my ability. Two policemen assisted me from Drumboat. The scale is given in English measurement. (Hands in a plan of the scene of the murder.)  Jeremiah McDonald, examined by Mr. McDonnell - I reside at Crossmaglen. I keep a hotel. The late Mr. Mauleverer was in my house un May last. He was an agent for the Tipping property. He was in the habit of receiving rents in my house. He arrived at my house on the 17th, and left on the 23rd of May. He left at half-past twelve o'clock. When I heard he was going, I ordered the horse. The horse was drawing turf in a cart, and he was taken out and put into the car. McNally was driving the horse. He was in my employment for a year and a half. He was sometimes employed in driving the car, and sometimes making gas. McNally brought the car round to the front of the house, and it remained there for about half-an-hour. I gave directions that the car should proceed to Culloville station. The station is about a mile and a-half from my house. I saw Mr. Mauleverer and McNally on the car - Mr. Mauleverer on the right, and McNally on the left. He had luggage on the car. He had a valise, and an oil-cloth coat; also, a hat-box on the well of the car. I did not see any stick with him when he was going. I saw the car leaving. I saw it again. In about 16 or 20 minutes the car came back. Mr. Mauleverer was not on the car then, but the driver was. He was standing on the step of the car. I got the car turned round, and drove to Mr. Holmes's, Sub-Inspector of police. The gentleman's luggage was on the car when it returned. The hat-box was in the same place. They were taken off the car at Mr. Holmes's. Mr. Holmes accompanied me to the place where the murder was committed. I drove myself. The driver stopped behind. I didn't ask him to come. We went in the direction of Culloville. Deceased was still breathing when we got that length. It was about a mile from my own house. He was lying at the edge of the road, with his head lying in blood. His head seemed to be all cut. We got some water, and washed his head. There was no person there when we arrived, but a good number came afterwards. Mr. Holmes asked me to go for the doctor, and Mr. Stitt came up, and I asked him to go, as he would go more quickly. There was blood in the well of the car. The cushions are of a drab colour. I know Hanratty. I believe he stops at his brother's, which is about a mile from Crossmaglen. He has two or three brothers, but I don't know which of them he lives with. Cross-examined by Mr. O'Hagan, Q.C. - I have resided in Crossmaglen for the last three years. McNally lived with me nearly the whole time since then. I had confidence in him all the time he was with me. He went away in the morning for a load of turf. The first horse that came in I would have sent with the car. As soon as I got directions from Mr. Mauleverer I got the car ready. The driver put on his coat. It was the same horse that was at the bog that was put into the car. I could not say how long I remained with Mr. Holmes. It was after one o'clock when the car returned. I did not bring in any of the clothes of Mr. Mauleverer from the car. There might have been some things in the well that I did not know of.  Michael Morgan, examined by Mr. Hanna, Q.C. - I was in Crossmaglen the day Mr. Mauleverer left it. He had a stick and an umbrella with him. I remained in Crossmaglen. When I heard of the murder, I went to where the body lay. [A stick was here produced, but the witness would not swear positively as to its being that which he saw with deceased.]  John Chambers, a policeman, examined by Mr. Dix - I recollect the day Mr. Mauleverer was murdered. The stick I have in my hand was handed to me on the road. The body of Mr. Mauleverer was there at the time. Mr. Holmes left me in charge of the body. This stick is in the same state now as it was when I got it. There was hair on the stick. It was out of my possession for a short time. I gave the stick to another policeman, to take it to Sub-Inspector Barry, and it was after that I saw hair on it. It has been in my possession ever since then. I did not see the stick applied to any person's head. It was about one o'clock in the day when I got possession of it.  Cross-examined by Mr. O'Hagan - When the stick was handed to me I put it into the cart that came out for the body.  To the Court - It was not in such a position that it could come in contact with the body while there.  Wm. Huston examined by the Attorney-General - I was in Crossmaglen the day Mr. Mauleverer was murdered. I was bailiff for Mr. Mauleverer. The stick identified belonged to him.  John hall examined by Mr. Hanna - I know the road from Crossmaglen to the railway station. I went to Crossmaglen the day of the murder. I saw a jaunting-car on the road. There were two persons on the car at the time. It returned in about a quarter of an hour. There was but one person on it then. I went towards Culloville, I found a big coat on the road. I found a hat also. About three perches from where I got the hat I found a man lying on the road. He was alive at the time. I laid the coat and hat beside him. I went on and left the body, the coat, and the hat.  Martha Hanratty, examined by Mr. McDonnell - I live near Crossmaglen. I am a married woman. The prisoner is a brother of my husband's. He lives there occasionally. He was not working the day Mr. Mauleverer was murdered. He breakfasted at my (house?)  He afterwards took the cows to the field, and he went away then. I could not be sure what he had on his head that morning. Sometimes he wore a cap and sometimes a hat. He used to wear a frieze coat and a pair of corduroy trousers.  Patrick McCabe, examined by Mr. Hanna - I was in Crossmaglen the day Mr. Mauleverer was murdered; I saw the prisoner Hanratty and a man named Trainor together there on that day; the sergeant of the police was walking with me; both of them asked me how I was; I did not observe what the prisoner wore, and I do not know what hour of the day it was when I saw him.  Cross examined by Mr. O'Hagan - The two men were going towards Creggan at that time - Creggan is in the opposite direction to Culloville.  Constable Benjamin Darlington sworn and examined by the Attorney-General - I was stationed in Crossmaglen the day Mr. Mauleverer was murdered; Mr. Holmes, Sub-Inspector, and Mr. McDonnell, were at the body when I got to it; Mr. Holmes gave me certain instructions; I went across the country in the direction of Drumboat; as I went along, I met a man named Patrick Watters, and another named Morrison; I met them about a quarter of a mile from the scene of bloodshed; they were working in a turf bog; I went on towards Foxfield, still in the Drumboat direction; I met Owen Kelly and Michael Brennan afterwards; I pointed out the place to the surveyor; I continued in the same direction; I spoke to Kelly, and proceeded on to Drumboat; when I got to Drumboat I met some policemen; the policemen went out on duty; I met two men named Carroll and Stewart; it was between one and two I saw the prisoners in custody; their names were Bryan Hanratty and John McAtavey; they were marched into Crossmaglen.  Patrick Watters, examined by Sir T. Staples - I live in Criefkeeran; I have a farm there; I saw two men walking across the field, a good piece of a field from me; they were walking in a cross direction, leaving Drumboat a little to the right; I saw Darlington, the policeman, after that. [To Mr. O'Hagan - There was a ditch between the men and me; my brother Henry was on the other side of the ditch, and in a better position to see them; Darlington spoke to my little boy, and I went on in the direction of Drumboat station.]  Michael Brennan, examined by Mr. McDonnell - I was wheeling turf the day the gentleman was killed; I saw two men passing in the field above me; they were going in the direction of Dundalk; that is the way to the police-station; the one had a hat and the other a cap on his head; I saw a policeman a short time after; he was going in the direction of Dundalk; he spoke to me and went on.  Hugh McCoy, examined by Mr. Hanna - I remember the day Mr. Mauleverer was killed; I was shovelling potatoes at Foxfield; it is about a mile from the police-station; I saw two men in the field when I was at my dinner; I neither saw them coming into the field nor going away; after my dinner a constable came up to me, but afterwards went away into Mary Murphy's street.  Constable Stewart, examined by the Attorney-General - I was stationed at Drumboat the day Mr. Mauleverer was murdered; Darlington gave orders to me and Sub-Constable Carroll, in consequence of which we turned out; he went from the barracks to the road from Crossmaglen to Dundalk; I saw two people going along; they were going in the direction of Dundalk; the prisoner was one of them; McAtavey was the other; we followed immediately after them, and shouted to them to stand, and they did so; I arrested Hanratty; he asked me what I had against him; I told him I didn't exactly know; he caught hold of my carbine, and said he wouldn't go; I told him, if he would put a hand upon me, or make any resistance, I would shoot him; he relaxed his grasp then; my comrade arrested McAtavey at the same time; I saw blood upon his clothes at the same time; it was on the collar of his coat, his vest, and on the neck of his shirt; the blood was rather damp; I did not remark his hands at that time; his hair was dripping wet with perspiration, and he was quite fatigued-looking; I had not much conversation with him from the time I arrested him until I got to the barrack; I searched him when I got there; he wore a frieze coat, and corduroy trousers, when I took off his cap, I found two fresh cuts; I found blood on his back, and on the leg of his trousers; the cut on his head was up towards the top; I asked him how he could account for this cut on his head; and he told me that a turf-spade fell upon it; he was then locked up; the prisoners were afterwards marched to Crossmaglen, and were examined by Mr. Barry, the sub-inspector; Hanratty said it was a quantity of turf fell upon his head; I saw Mr. Barry fit a stick to the cut on his head; the clothes were taken off him while in Crossmaglen; the clothes have been in my possession since then; they are in the same state now as when I got them. [The shirt was produced, and the marks of blood were upon it. There were also traces of blood on the vest, coat, and trousers.] McAtavey wore a hat.  Cross-examined by Mr. O'Hagan - I didn't examine McAtavey; I left that to my comrade; the day was hot, and I was a little warm; I heard of nobody being arrested that day; the men who were walking when I was going up to them.  Sub-Constable Carroll examined by Mr. Dix - I recollect the day of the murder; I remember Darlington coming to Drumboat station; I saw two men going in the direction of Dundalk; we arrested them; we observed blood on the clothes of one of them; I saw no blood on the other person, McAtavey.  Thomas Robert Barry, Sub-Inspector, examined by Sir T. Staples - I recollect going to Drumboat station the day after the murder; I recollect seeing the prisoner at Crossmaglen. [Produces a stone with blood on it, which he found close to the scene of the murder.] There was hair on it also when I took it up. I saw the brains on the road at the time. [Produces a stick.] This is the stick which I saw upon that day; there was hair and blood on it when I applied the stick to the prisoner's head, and it exactly fitted the cut; the hair on the stick corresponded with the colour of that on the prisoner's head.  Dr. Robinson, examined by Mr. McDonnell - I am surgeon in the Infirmary; I examined the hair sent to me by the governor of the jail; my conviction is that it is human hair.  Cross-examined by Mr. O'Hagan - It is very difficult to determine the difference between human hair and that of brutes.   At five o'clock, the case for the prosecution having closed.  Mr. O'Hagan commenced his address to the jury on behalf of the prisoners, and was proceeding when our reporter left by the latest train.                                     
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   On the 10th instant, in the Presbyterian Church, Bellasis, by the Rev. John King, James Morrow, Esq., Park House, Ballyjamesduff, to Susan A. Hartley, daughter of Thomas Hartley, Esq., Countenan, Stradone.
   On the 9th instant, in the Presbyterian Church, Cullybackey, by the Rev. Jacob Alexander, Mr. Josias Alexander, merchant, Londonderry, to Jane, daughter of the late Joseph Nicholl, Esq., Cullybackey, Ballymena.

   On the 4th instant, at Lisburn, Harriet, wife of Mr. Thomas Hunter, aged twenty-two years.
   On the 3rd instant, of inflammation, Eliza Mary, eldest daughter of Mr. Henry Ellis, Whitehouse, near Belfast, aged twenty-five years.
   On the 5th instant, at Garvagh, after a protracted illness, Mary, the beloved wife of Mr. Robert Mullan.
   On the 9th instant, in the eighth year of his age, James, son of Mr. John Henderson, Castle Place.
   On the 1st instant, at his residence, Island Cottage, ?????????

The Chichester Street Academy, Established May 1st, 1848. Rev. J. Mark, Principal. The following Pupils received Premiums and Certificates after the Public Examinations at the Close of the Session ending Monday, 8th instant:-
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In Bankruptcy. & In Chancery. (see column 6 image 3)

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Strabane Weekly News & Tyrone & Donegal Reporter Saturday March 14th 1959

Castlederg Lady Takes Great Risk - Fined for Dangerous Driving
     A Castlederg lady pulled out on a bend to pass another car, and there was a sequel at Strabane Petty Sessions on Thursday, before Mr. W. Weatherup, R.M., when Mrs. Elizabeth Cathcart, Castlederg, was summoned for dangerous driving.  Mr. J. D. W. Mills, defending, said he had done all he could to persuade District Inspector O'Brien to reduce the charge to one of careless driving, but he would not agree. His client was admitting the offence. He explained that she had a business in Strabane and was returning home on 26th February after lighting up time. She followed another vehicle travelling fairly slowly, and at the same time there was a vehicle following her. She did not realise she was so near a bend, when she decided to pull out and pass the vehicle in front, and she could only admit that it was not proper driving.  Fortunately there was no approaching traffic, indeed if there had been she would have seen the lights.  The R.M. said Mrs. Cathcart had taken a great risk. He fined her 3 for dangerous driving.

Speed Limit Exceeded at Strabane - Finaghy and Antrim Motorists Fined
     At Strabane Petty Sessions on Thursday, before Mr. W. Weatherup, R.M., Cyril Orr Smith, 14 Upton Park, Finaghy, was fined 3 for exceeding the speed limit in a restricted area in Strabane.  Constable Smylie said on 25th February defendant traveller at from 38 to 45 miles an hour on the road at Melmount.
     Derek W. Henderson, 14 Prehen Road, Londonderry, was summoned for exceeding the speed limit on a restricted area and failing to produce a certificate of insurance within five days.  Mr. J. D. W. Mills was for defendant.  Constable Lowe said on 6th February at 7.45 p.m. he followed a car driven by defendant on the Strabane to Londonderry Road and approaching the workhouse defendant travelled at from 41 to 45 miles an hour. He overtook defendant and told him that he had been exceeding the 30 mile limit and defendant said: "Surely I was not going at that speed."  He asked defendant to produce insurance and he had not it with him. He was told to produce it within five days but had not done so.  In reply to Mr. Mills witness said defendant asked about a form requesting the production of insurance.  Mr. Mills said Henderson would not dispute that he exceeded the speed limit.  In the witness box defendant said when asked for the insurance he explained that it was kept in an office in England and he asked the policeman for a form requesting production of the policy.  Some days later a policeman called with him at Londonderry and he explained that he was awaiting the form to send to England. When he got the form he forwarded it to England and in due course the policy was made available to the police.  In reply to District Inspector O'Brien witness said he exceeded the speed limit because he was hungry and wanted to get home.  The R.M. - You were flouting the law because you were hungry?  Defendant was fined 4 for speeding and 20/- in respect of the insurance policy.
     Zane Stevenson, 51 Lough Road, Antrim, was summoned for exceeding the speed limit in a restricted area.  Constable Lowe said defendant drove along the Strabane to Londonderry Road at a speed varying from 51 to 56 miles an hour.  When spoken to defendant said "I did not know that was what I was doing."  He did not appear and was fined 6.

Unfit Houses in Strabane Rural
     At Strabane Rural Council on Tuesday, the Clerk read a letter from the Ministry approving the Council's slum clearance proposals. The letter disclosed that there were 4,152 houses in the district, and of these, 1,817, or 43 per cent., were considered unfit for human habitation.  Mr. E. T. R. Herdman said he thought that a rather sweeping statement.  Mr. W. D. B. Crichton, Divisional Sanitary Officer, said the 43 per cent. included houses which at the moment required repairs, and it did not mean they were of the demolition type.

Houses for Baronscourt Workers
     At Strabane Rural Council on Tuesday, a letter was read from Baronscourt Estate intimating that it was proposed to erect a number of houses on the estate for workers. Some of the present houses were not up to modern standards, and it was proposed to replace them. As the houses would be erected for letting, the Council were asked if they were prepared to approve of the tenants which the Estate proposed to let them to.  A list of prospective tenants was enclosed for approval. The Clerk said the application was made, as the houses would qualify for letting subsidy.  The Clerk read the list of tenants submitted, and the Council decided to approve them.

Voluble Lady at Strabane Council
     The members of Strabane Rural Council at a meeting on Tuesday had a bright interlude when a voluble lady, with a little girl entered the room, and said "Hi you boys!"  Mr. J. Stewart, Chairman, asked her to take a seat, and they would deal with her later.  Almost at once the lady commenced a tirade in which she abused her neighbours.  She alleged that her neighbour "had choked her husband," and that she kept three dogs, two cats and a goat in the house.  she alleged that her neighbour had smashed her gate and threatened her with a rifle.  She went on "I can get six good brothers to come and blow her brains out with their rifles."  The Chairman - Who gave your neighbour the house?  The Lady - It was Mr. Dunn, and he can come and put them out. (Laughter).  The lady continued to air her complaints in rather unladylike language, and when she was leaving she commented "I wish somebody would come and choke my man."  when she had left Mr. E. T. R. Herdman remarked: "Now that she has gone what was it all about?" (Laughter).  Mr. W. S. Moody, Clerk, said the members had laughed at the woman but they should spare some thought for those who had to live beside such a woman.

Housing of Donemana Ex-Soldier
     The Ministry of Health and Local Government are most persistent in their efforts to have P. Melough, Donemana re-housed.  At a meeting of Strabane Rural Council on Tuesday - Mr. J. Stewart presiding - a letter was read from the Ministry inquiring when the Council proposed to re-house Melough.  Major R. A. Orr, J.P. - I understood we told them that we hoped to do it in eighteen months.  Mr. W. D. B. Crichton, Divisional Sanitary Officer, said he had a clearance order to be signed that day by the Chairman and the Clerk for Donemana. The Ministry would hold an inquiry and confirm the order. They would have to get a site and build houses. He thought it would take about eighteen months. Mr. T. Traynor - If you cannot get land for the houses, what are you going to do?  Mr. Crichton - I think we will get it.  It was decided to inform the Ministry that it was hoped to provide a house in about eighteen months.

Newtownstewart Man's Careless Driving
     At Strabane Petty Sessions on Thursday, John Moorehead, Hollow Road, Newtownstewart, was summoned for careless driving.  Constable Hamilton said defendant drove his lorry between two tractors at Canal Basin, Strabane, and when coming out reversed into a tractor.  Defendant made a statement to the police that he pulled his lorry up behind a tractor and when he was in a shop he received a number of documents.  He came out and re-entered the lorry and whilst studying the documents another man pulled a tractor and trailer in behind the lorry. He did not notice the tractor at the rear and when reversing to pass the tractor in front he came into contact with the other tractor.  He was fined 20/.

Lady Macmillan at Barons Court - from left: Lady Moyra Hamilton, Mr. S. A. Bowes-Lyon, the Duke of Abercorn, Lady Macmillan, the Duchess of Abercorn.
Strabane Weekly News & Tyrone & Donegal Reporter Saturday March 14th 1959

Transfer of House and Loan - Private Enterprise to be Encouraged
     Strabane Rural Council, at a meeting on Tuesday, had an application from a man to take over a house, and the loan from the present owner. The house had been acquired under the provisions of the Small Dwellings Act.  Mr. R. Baskin said if the Council agreed, they would have many more similar applications.  They would have people embarking upon private enterprise building at the Council's expense. He proposed that the application be refused.  Mr. W. Mahaffy seconded the proposal.  Mr. T. Traynor said he could see no harm in approving the application.  The new tenant would take over the loan.  The Clerk said there was always a possibility that a man's circumstances might change, and if someone else took over, the liability the Council would not lose anything.  Mr. E. T. R. Herdman - When we grant loans, do we get guarantors?  The Clerk - We have the house as security.  It is a mortgage.  Mr. R. Neely - We should encourage private enterprise.  Mr. T. G. Gormley proposed and Mr. T. Traynor seconded that the transfer be approved.  By eighteen votes to four, it was agreed to approve the transfer.

Defendant was a Danger on the Road
     A man bought a second-hand car and although he had it only a short time it led to his appearance at Strabane Petty Sessions on Thursday, before Mr. W. Weatherup, R.M.  He was William Nelson, 13 New Street, Sion Mills.  District Inspector O'Brien said the car was in very bad condition generally and both the hand and foot brakes were defective.  One of the mudwings was hanging off, and the car was not insured.  Defendant said he bought the car and had it only a few days.  The R.M. said defendant was a danger on the road.  He was fined 3 for having defective brakes; 10/- for having the vehicle in a dangerous condition; 10/- for having an unlighted number plate; 5 for having no insurance and disqualified from driving for 12 months, and he was fined 30/- for having no lights on the vehicle.

100 Penalty for Smuggling Flour
     Stating that he would recommend a mitigation, but that defendant should prepare himself for the worst, and District Justice at Stranorlar Court imposed a fine of 100, the amount elected by the Revenue Commissioners, in a summons against Joseph Callaghan, Taughboy, Ballybofey, for having been knowingly concerned in carrying 98 lb. of wheaten flour, the importation of which was prohibited.  Mr. E. McMullin, for defendant, said he had bought the flour in Northern Ireland at 1/8 a stone cheaper than in Eire and as he was in poor circumstances was tempted to take it over.  Mr. L. McMenamin, State Solicitor, for the Revenue Commissioners, said defendant was stopped by a mobile Customs patrol wheeling the flour about a quarter of a mile from the Border.  he admitted purchasing it in Northern Ireland.  The District Justice said while he appreciated what had been said by Mr. McMullin, there could not be any exception for anyone in breach of the law such as smuggling.

Sequel to Victoria Bridge Accident
     On a frozen road, a man was knocked down, and injured by a lorry.  The matter was investigated at Strabane Petty Sessions on Thursday, before Mr. W. Weatherup, R.M., when Peter Donnelly, Ratory, Clogher, was summoned for careless driving.  Mr. Walter Murnaghan defended, and Mr. J. G. McCanny held a watching brief.  Const. Foote said defendant made a statement to the effect that he was driving from Londonderry to Knockmany Forest in his lorry.  Approaching Victoria Bridge his speed was 20 to 25 miles an hour.  He saw a man walking on the left side of the road, and slowed down. When he applied the brakes, the lorry appeared to skid slightly in the direction of the man.  He was under the impression the lorry had just passed the man, but stopped and saw the man walking towards the lorry.  In reply to his question, the man said the lorry had knocked him down and that his left arm was sore, and he would see a doctor later.  he took the man  -- missing section -- complaint against him.  Cross-examined by District Inspector O'Brien, he agreed O'Neill was walking about one foot from the left side verge.  The road at the place was frozen.  John Shields, who was driving a Forestry lorry. said he felt that O'Neill slipped on the road, but could not swear that the lorry had not touched him.  The R.M. said the defendant on this occasion, had not discharged the onus upon him. He imposed a fine of 3 and costs.

Strabane Youth Warned
     Patrick Joseph Devlin, aged 18, Marian Park, Strabane, admitted at Strabane Petty Sessions on Thursday, stealing two bottles of coca-cola, value 1/6.  District Inspector O'Brien said the defendant stole the two bottles of minerals from a lorry in Castle Street, Strabane, and he took them to the Water Wall and drank them. He had been in trouble with the police at Lifford on 28th January.  Mr. W. Weatherup, R.M., warned the defendant to be careful in future. If he came up again on a charge of this kind he might be sent to prison.  He was fined 20/-

Careless Cycling at Strabane
     At Strabane Petty Sessions on Thurs. before Mr. W. Weatherup, R.M., Norman Gallagher, 21 St. Mary's Drive, Strabane, was fined 10/- for riding a pedal cycle carelessly.  Constable Martin said on 11th February, at 8.15p.m. he saw the defendant riding his cycle for 150 to 220 yards at Melmount, and he rode the cycle from one side of the road to the other about six times.  At the time people were coming from Melmount Chapel, and in a period of ten minutes ten cars had passed along the road. He spoke to defendant at the time who claimed there was no traffic on the road and that his lights were good. Defendant did not appear.

Carried Passengers on Goods Vehicle
     At Strabane Petty Sessions on Thursday Noel Conway, Altishane, Donemana, was fined 10/- for carrying passengers on a goods vehicle. The passengers, Patrick and John Doherty, Drean, Donemana, were each fined 2/- for permitting themselves to be carried.  Mr. J. G. McCanny, was for the defendants, and the offences were admitted. George Anthony McLaughlin, 3 Courtrai Park, Strabane, was fined 5/- for carrying unauthorised passengers on a goods vehicle, and the passengers, Patrick McGillicuddy, 17 Melmount Villas, and Robert John Early, 7 Croghan View, were each fined 2/-.  Mr. A. H. Campbell appeared for the defendants and the offences were admitted.

Items of Interest
Strabane Weekly News & Tyrone & Donegal Reporter Saturday March 14th 1959

     The following nurses of Tyrone County Hospital have been successful at the final examination of the Nursing Council of Northern Ireland:- A. T. McCorkell, H. McCrea, O. T. McGurk, M. D. McQuaid.

     At a meeting of Tyrone County Council on Monday Mr. J. P. Duff, C.B.E., who presided, said since their last meeting one of their members, Mr. C. A. Beattie, had a setback in health, and he was sure he was expressing their views in wishing him a speedy recovery.

     Salmon anglers from Omagh to Sion Mills were on the River Finn for the opening say of Tuesday, and amongst those who had successes were Matthew Patton, Omagh, and Tom Hanlon, Sion Mills.

Births, Marriages & Deaths
Strabane Weekly News & Tyrone & Donegal Reporter Saturday March 14th 1959

In Memoriam

Chambers - In loving memory of a dear husband and father, who died March 15th 1958 - We often sit and think of you, And of the way you died; To think you did not say good-bye, Before the closed your eyes. God took you home, it was His will, But why so soon, we wonder still.  Forever remembered by his loving wife and family, Cavanlee, Strabane.

Craig - In loving memory of my dear wife and our dearest mother, Kathleen May, who was called Home on 13th March, 1958. - Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her family at Court House, Strabane, and Newmarket.

Devine - Treasured memories of a dear wife and mother, who passed away March 9th, 1958. - Her heart was gold, her life was love, She loved her family true, And gave her best to all of us, What more could a mother do. Death only comes to let us know we love more dearly than we show, But love in death should let us see what love in life should always be. - Ever remembered by her husband and family, 18 Beaufort Street, Heaton Park, Prestwich, Manchester

Devine - In loving memory of my dear mother, who died March 9th, 1958. - When the ties of love are broken, and a dear one from us parts, Death leaves a wound that's hard to heal, An ever-aching heart. We often sit and think of you when we are all alone, For memory is the only friend that grief can all its own. Our life can't speak how we loved you, Our hearts can't tell what to say, But God only knows how we mill you, Dear Mother in our home to-day. - Inserted by her loving son, Sidney, daughter-in-law, Lila, and grand-daughter, Ruth.

Tilson - Fond memories of my dear father and our grandad, who passed away March 14th 1956. - No longer here our lived to share, But in our hearts he is always there. - Always remembered by Harry, Elizabeth and Sandra, 68 Owenreagh Drive, Strabane.

Tilson - In loving memory of my dear father, George Tilson, who died 14th March, 1956. - Whatever else we fail to do we never fail to think of you. - Ever remembered by his loving daughter and son-in-law, Rene and Billy Goligher.


The family of the late John Boyle, Glebe, Sion Mills, most sincerely thank all who sympathised with them in their recent sad bereavement; the kind neighbours; all who called at the house, sent Mass Cards or attended the funeral; Father Brennan, the doctors and nurses of the Waterside Hospital, Derry, the priest that attended him there. They hope this will be accepted by all in grateful acknowledgment.

The wife, mother and brothers of the late William Smith wish to thank all the kind friends and neighbours who sympathised with them in their recent sad bereavement; to all those who helped in any way, sent floral tributes, letters, cards and telegrams, called at the home and attended the funeral. Trusting this will be accepted by all in grateful acknowledgment. Tullyrapp and Feddyglass, Raphoe

The husband and family circle of the late Sarah Nicholl wish to thank all those who sympathised with them in their  recent sad bereavement, especially Rev. K. Gregg and Rev. E. E. K. McClelland, also our kind neighbours, Mr. and Mrs. R. Stevenson and Miss M. Hamilton, for their kindness and help in the home; those who sent floral tributes and letters of condolence, called at the home and all who attended the funeral. Trusting this acknowledgment will be accepted by all. 1 Coronation Park, Sion Mills

Strabane Weekly News & Tyrone & Donegal Reporter Saturday March 14th 1959
Donegal Schoolboy Killed - Tragedy near Ballybofey
     A ten-year-old boy, Patrick Callaghan, Goland, Ballybofey, was fatally injured in a road accident. Young Callaghan was on his way home from Meencarrigagh School when he was struck by a lorry.  Only evidence of identification and medical evidence was given at the inquest on young Callaghan, who was son of Mr. and Mrs. John Callaghan, Goland, Ballybofey.  The inquest was opened at Stranorlar County Home, to which the body had been removed, by Mr. B. J. McDermott, solicitor, Ballybofey, Deputy Coroner, on Wednesday evening, and was adjourned on the application of the Civic Guard Superintendent, Ballyshannon who appeared for the State. Evidence of identification was given by the deceased boy's father, Mr. John Callaghan, who said that deceased left for school accompanied by his sister, aged 12 years, on the morning of the fatality.
     Dr. John G. O'Brien, Stranorlar, who gave medical evidence, said that deceased was dead when he arrived at the scene of the accident. In witness's opinion, death was due to concussion, haemorrhage and laceration of the brain. The Coroner tendered sympathy to the bereaved parents and other relatives of the deceased. The Civic Guard Superintendent, Mr. Patrick McCartan, Ballybofey (foreman of the jury), and Mr. John P. Ward, solicitor, Donegal (who appeared for the owner and for the driver of the motor lorry involved in the accident) associated themselves with the expression of sympathy. The remains of the deceased boy were later removed from the County Home, and his school-mates walked in procession at the funeral through Ballybofey and Stranorlar.

     Mr. Harry McMullan, a foreman linesman, employed by the Electricity Board, of Ballycolman, Strabane, received injuries to his back and ankle when an electricity pole fell on him during his work. He was removed to hospital and detained.

     While removing a fire-place from the residence of Mrs. P. O'Neill, 22 Main Street, Strabane, Mr. Gerald McShane found a letter dated 1858, addressed to Miss Glass, Main Street, Strabane, written by a lady named Dido, from 7 Clare Street, Dublin.  The identity of Miss Glass is unknown, but it is thought she may have been a connection of the Glass mentioned in the Newtownstewart murder case. Owing to the ravages of age, small portions of the letter are indecipherable, but there is nothing in the letter to give a clue as to the identity of the recipient.

     Winners at a whist drive in Strabane Masonic Hall on Wednesday evening in aid of St. Dunstan's were; Ladies - 1. Mrs. Ormsby; 2. Miss M. Young.  Gents - 1. Mr. S. W. Rule; 2. Mr. F. J. Barfoot. Consolation - Mrs. W. Robinson and W. McKean; travelling prizes - Mrs. J. H. Sweeney and Mr. Wm. Robinson

Sion Mills Notes

     The death occurred suddenly on Tuesday last at Coronation Park, of Mrs. Sarah Nicholl, a very highly esteemed resident of the Sion Mills district who came to reside in the High Seein district about a quarter of a century ago from Porthall.  She was of advanced age but had scarcely ever been ill during her long life-time and her sudden passing came as a great shock to her aged husband and family and also to her many friends and neighbours. The funeral took place on 5th inst., to Strabane cemetery and there was a large cortage.

Strabane Weekly News & Tyrone & Donegal Reporter Saturday March 14th 1959

Mr. Andrew Lowry - Passing of Notable County Donegal Man
     It was with deep regret that the people of County Donegal and the whole north-west of Ireland learned of the death of Mr. Andrew Lowry, Argrey, Raphoe, one of the leading antiquarians in the county, and, for many years a leading figure in the public life of County Donegal.  Mr. Lowry, who was in his eighty-eighth year, died somewhat suddenly on Thursday evening, 5th inst.  In private life he could truthfully be described as a perfect gentleman, who set himself an extremely high code of conduct, and who carried out his various duties in a true Christian manner. In his public life he carried into practice the high standard of his private affairs, and was recognised as a man of high moral principles, whose word was his bond. (this is a very very long obit., find me on Facebook if you want the rest of it) In public and private life he occupied a position of great esteem, and was always ready to assist a lame dog over a stile. Mr. Lowry was married twice, his first wife was Miss Liston, of Cottown, Raphoe, and his second wife, by whom he is survived, was Miss Mary Smyth, Milltown, Strabane. He is also survived by one son, Andrew, who is in the United States, and three daughters - Mrs. Annie Johns, Bedford, England; Miss Mary Lowry, assistant matron of St. Columb's Hospital, Londonderry, and Miss Kathleen Lowry, Argrey. To his gracious wife and talented family sympathy goes out from all, irrespective of creed or class. It was fitting that the remains should be laid to rest in the 800-years-old burying-ground at Churchminster, where many generations of the Lowry family are interred. The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon. The chief mourners were: Mrs. Johns (daughter); Nicholas Johns (grandson); William Smyth, Sen., W. J. Alexander (brothers-in-law); Mrs. R. J. Gillanders (niece); William Smyth, Jun. (nephew); Robert McGregor (cousin); R. Russell, R. J. Gillanders, D. Houston (relatives).

Mr. Samuel C. Colhoun - County Grand Master of Tyrone
     The death took place at his residence, Sixmilecross, on Thursday afternoon, of Mr. Samuel Clements Colhoun, B.E.M., County Grand Master of Tyrone Grand Orange Lodge, and one of the most prominent figures in the public life of Tyrone.  Mr. Colhoun had suffered from a lengthy period of declining health, accelerated by the death of his wife last year and, in consequence, he had not been so active in public life for a considerable time. He joined Sixmilecross L.O.L. No. 406 in his teens and passed through every office of the Lodge, to be appointed W.M. almost a quarter-century ago. He was a striking figure at the head of his Lodge every 12th July. For almost the same period he filled the office of District Master of Sixmilecross District No. 7 and, in November last, he was called upon by the brethren to succeed the late lamented Major C. A. M. Alexander, M.C., D.L., as County Grand Master. It is tragic and irreparable that Tyrone Orangemen should lose two Grand Masters within a few months of each other.

Mr. William Craig, Drumcrow, Raphoe.
     Deep regret is felt throughout East Donegal and North Tyrone by the death of Mr. William Craig, Drumcrow, Raphoe, a well-known farmer, and a member of the Committee of Ballylennon Presbyterian Church.  The funeral took place from the residence of Mr. R. J. McNutt, Ballylennon, where Mr. Craig had resided after his home had been destroyed in a disastrous fire a few days previously.  It was very largely attended by relations and neighbours, and business connections from a wide area. The service at the house was conducted by Rev. J. H. Bewglas, Ballindrait and Ballylennon, and Rev. W. F. Shepherd, Raphoe.  Interment took place in the Presbyterian burying-ground, Raphoe, and at the graveside the service was shared by Rev. Bewglas, Rev. Shepherd and Rev. K. Gregg, Sion Mills.  Mr. Craig, who occupied a prominent place in the affections of the community, us survived by his wife, formerly Miss Rebecca Mehaffy, Monglavin, St. Johnston; two sons, John and Roy, and three daughters - Miss Catherine Craig, Miss Pamela Craig, S.R.N., and Miss Harriette Craig.

Mr. Thomas Quigley, Urney Road, Strabane.
     Mr. Thomas Quigley, Urney Road, Strabane, who has died, aged 92, was one of the oldest men in the town. He is survived by his sister, Mrs. McHenry, Railway Street. His family connection with Strabane went back for hundreds of years. He was a victualler in his younger days and during the 1914-18 War he was in the employ of the British Ministry of Agriculture, purchasing agricultural produce.  He was a brother of the late Mrs. Leo Doherty, Barrack Street, and a cousin of the late Very Rev. McGettigan, P.P., V.F., Strabane and Waterside, Derry

The Late Mr. Joseph McCrossan - Sympathy of Strabane Rural Council
     At Strabane Rural Council, Mr. J. Stewart, Chairman, said since their last meeting the death had taken place of Mr. Joseph McCrossan, a local journalist, who had reported their meetings for a great many years. He was held in high esteem by them all and they deeply regretted his passing. He proposed that the Clerk should convey to his relatives their deep sympathy. Mr. McCrossan's funeral to Melmount was very largely attended and indicated the feeling of sorrow felt at his passing by the people of Strabane. Requiem Mass was celebrated in Leckpatrick R.C. Church on Derry Road.

Administrative Inspection of Omagh Depot by G.O.C.
Lieut.-General Sir Dougla Packard, C.B., K.B.E., D.S.O., G.O.C., taking the salute on the Depot square during the administrative inspection of the Inniskillings.
Strabane Weekly News & Tyrone & Donegal Reporter Saturday March 14th 1959

     The G.O.C. for Northern Ireland District, Lt. General Sir Douglas Packard visited the Depot Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Omagh, on Tuesday for the annual administrative inspection.  He was accompanied by Col. G. F. Maxwell, Commander of the North Irish Brigade, and his A.D.C. Capt. H. A. Henning, Royal Artillery and three staff officers from N.I.D. After lunch at the Depot, the party visited the 39 Sub Workshops (R.E.M.E.) at Lisanelly Camp.
     Paymaster-in-Chief at Lisanelly Camp - Major-General Sir Owen Rooney, Paymaster-in-Chief at the War Office, visited the 15/19th King's Royal Hussars at Lisanelly Camp, Omagh on Monday, when he was received by the Commanding Officer Lt. Col. J. M. Bartin, M.C.  Sir Owen visited the regimental pay-office and expressed satisfaction with what he saw.  He stayed overnight in Omagh with his son, Capt. O. P. Rooney, Royal Army Pay Corps, who is the regimental Paymaster of the Hussars.

Double Larceny Charge at Strabane
     At a children's court in Strabane on Thursday, before Mr. W. Weatherup, R.M., and Mrs. Sinclair, Children's Guardian, two boys admitted stealing Coca-Cola, the property of the Ulster Ice Drink Company, and also to stealing pencils value 2 8s 0d the property of Wellworth Ltd.  District Inspector O'Brien said the boys took the Coca-Cola from a parked lorry in Castle Street. In regard to the pencils, they took them from amongst stores in a yard and hid them. When they returned they were seen by the manager. Mr. W. Murnaghan, who appeared for one of the boys, said the offences were due to the temptation offered. It was a case of the "devil finding work for idle hands." Both boys were anxious to join the Army. Mr. Murnaghan's client received a conditional discharge on payment of 1 9s 0d costs, a present Probation Order to continue. The other boy was fined 20/- and ordered to pay 1 9s 0d costs. He was placed under the care of the Probation Officer for two years, and under a curfew order of 10.30 p.m.

Un-muzzled Greyhound at Strabane
     At Strabane Petty Sessions on Thursday before Mr. W. Weatherup, R.M., Christopher Kelly, 27 Melmount Villas, Strabane, was fined 20/- for leading an un-muzzled greyhound on a public road.

Disorderly Behaviour - Singing and Shouting While Drunk
     A man coming from Lifford late at night was heard shouting "Up the I.R.A." and he was also singing. He was Ivan Charles Barr, 116 Lower Main Street, Strabane, and he was summoned at Strabane Petty Sessions on Thursday, before Mr. W. Weatherup, R.M., for having been drunk and disorderly. Constable Shields said at 12.15 a.m. on 7th February he was at the Fire Station on Lifford Road, Strabane, and heard shouting and singing. Two men came along and one of them, the defendant, shouted "Up the I.R.A." Witness asked the defendant his name and he refused stating that he would give his name to no  --- "B" man. Defendant -- You are a liar!  Mr. W. Weatherup, R.M. -- Better restrain yourself while in this court. In reply to the R.M. witness said he had no doubt it was the defendant who was shouting. He had drink taken. Sergeant Leeper said as a result of a telephone message he went to Station Road and outside the Pallidrome met defendant and another young man. Defendant was singing and shouting and refused to give his name so he took him to the police station. In the witness box defendant said he had been in Lifford and did not remember singing or shouting on Railway Road. He alleged that when Constable Shields asked his name he gave it and the Constable told him to go on. When the Sergeant asked him his name he replied that he had no reason for giving it. He alleged that at the police station that night and even the next morning the Sergeant would not tell him why he had been taken to the police station and he did not know till he got the summons. In reply to District Inspector O'Brien witness said he had a few drinks but was not drunk. District Inspector O'Brien said there was nothing against the defendant previously. He was fined 20/- and costs.

Charged With Raiding Barracks
     Anthony Thomas Loveday and Russell James Roy Cleaves, both 21 and of no fixed address, ay Andover, Hants, have been sent for trial at Winchester Assizes jointly charged that at Kandahar Barracks, Tidworth, and armed with a .22 rifle, they robbed Trooper Thomas William Priestman of eight Sten guns, eight Sten magazine fillers, 11 revolvers and seven bayonets and scabbards, the property of the Queen. They were also charged with stealing two cars and breaking into the drill hall at Castle Cary, Somerset, and stealing four rifles valued at 40. Reference to the theft of 250 rounds of ammunition from the drill hall, in the original charge, was deleted. Loveday was also charged with attempting to use a .38 revolver with intent to resist arrest. The men were committed for trial in custody.

British Legion Function at Castlederg - Gold Badge Awarded to Mr. A. J. Buss
Major T. Maguire, M.C., Omagh, investing Mr. A. J. Buss, Castlederg, with the British Legion Gold Badge. To the right of Mr. Buss is Major G. F. V. Leary, J.P., President of the Castlederg Branch, and Mr. A. I. Armstrong, Chairman
Strabane Weekly News & Tyrone & Donegal Reporter Saturday March 14th 1959

     There was a full attendance of the members of Castlederg Branch of the British Legion and many visitors at a meeting and social event this week in the British Legion rooms, when the principal object of the evening was to do honour to Mr. A. J. Buss, who has been honorary treasurer of the branch for the past 33 years.  Mr. A. J. Armstrong, chairman, presided, and the toast of The Queen having been honoured the Chairman spoke of the very valued services Mr. Buss had rendered the Branch, and said it was quite impossible to estimate what ex-servicemen of the district owed him. The little tribute they were about to pay him in conferring upon him the Gold Badge of the Legion, had been worthily earned and they hoped Mr. Buss would live long to wear it. (Applause)  Major J. F. V. Leary, President of the Branch, in proposing a toast to Mr. Buss, said he felt greatly privileged in being present to take part in that ceremony. Mr. Buss had completed over 30 years continuous service as their treasurer and his work for the Legion was a record of selfless devotion for the Branch and the ex-service community in general. He had served in three wars and was an active member of St. John's Ambulance Brigade for half a century, as well as interested in youth organisations, and all forms of sport for the good of the community. Mr. Buss was a foundation member of the comrades of the Great War, formed in 1919, and when the British Legion was formed in 1924 the meetings were held in a room in the old Workhouse, but Mr. Buss was largely instrumental in purchasing and having erected their present Legion premises. In admiration of his long and distinguished service to the Branch it was decided that he be presented with the Gold Badge, the highest honour in the British Legion. Major Leary then called upon Major T. Maguire, M.C., Omagh, to make the presentation, Major Maguire was well known to them all and in fact was known in all parts of the world. (applause)  Major Maguire, in handing over the Gold Badge to Mr. Buss, said he felt greatly honoured in having a prominent part in the ceremony because he knew Mr. Buss for a long time, and the wonderful work he carried out for the British Legion in Castlederg, and his tremendous interest in Ex-Servicemen everywhere. The award of the Gold Badge had been worthily earned and they all wished Mr. Buss long life to wear the decoration. (Applause)  Mr. Buss, who was received with rousing cheers, thanked the Branch for their great kindness and said he did not feel worthy of the honour they had conferred upon him. It had always been a pleasure to him to be associated with his comrades in Castlederg, and anything he had done for the local branch of the Legion had been to him a duty which he could not ignore.  He had always been pleased to be a member of the Castlederg Branch and he hoped it would prosper for many generations to come. (Applause)  Mr. Brown proposed the toast of the guests, and Major Maguire replied.  Supper was served and later a splendid programme of music and song was introduced. Mr. Cecil Kinlock and Mr. John Taylor supplied many instrumental items, and Mr. T. Hassard, Newtownstewart, contributed several songs. At the conclusion the Chairman expressed thanks to all who had contributed to the success of the function.

False Pretences Charge - Young Man Warned to Mend His Ways
     "If you don't mend your ways you will end up in prison," said Mr. W. Miller, R.M., at Castlederg Petty Sessions on Friday, when Thomas P. McGlinchey, of Laughmorris, Castlederg, appeared before him on a charge of obtaining goods to the total value of 1 4s 10d, by falsely pretending to be the representative of a customer of the shop from which he obtained the goods. Mr. J. G. McCanny, solicitor, appeared for defendant, and admitted the offence. He said he had been talking to the defendant's doctor and he suggested that McGlinchey took the goods while suffering from a severe emotional disturbance.  District Inspector J. O'Brien said there were two previous convictions against the defendant, and he was currently under a rule of bail.  In court defendant said he had no motive for taking the articles He got no personal gain. Fining him 5, Mr. W. Miller told defendant: "If you appear before me again I will seriously consider sending you to prison." He ordered defendant to enter into bail of 10 for two years, with one surety of 10.

Careless Driving in Strabane.
     James Barton, Main Street, Beragh, was fined 40/- at Strabane Petty Sessions on Thursday, before Mr. W. Weatherup, R.M., for careless driving.  Mr. W. Murnaghan, for the defendant, said the offence was admitted. His client was a commercial traveller and travelled about 500 miles each week. He was in Strabane, which he did not often visit and passed the "pagoda" in Abercorn Square on the wrong side, as he failed to observe a "Keep left" sign. He did not obstruct any other traffic and drove on to Londonderry, not realising he had done anything wrong. Later the same day a policeman called at his house, and he admitted at once that he had been in Strabane.  Defendant had been summoned to attend the previous Petty Sessions, but the case had been adjourned. As stated, defendant was fined 40/-.

Woman's Appeal Fails
     It was obviously a case where leave to appeal must be refused, the crime was a very grave one and the sentence must stand, said the Lord Chief Justice in the Court of Criminal Appeal.  Mrs. Mary Grant, of Mill Row, Brakaville, Coalisland, appeal against a sentence of nine months' imprisonment imposed on her at Dungannon Quarter Sessions by Judge Johnston on January 26 for her part in the assault causing bodily harm to Mr. Rory T. O'Kelly, solicitor, Cookstown.  She appealed personally on the ground of severity of sentence.  Her husband, Patrick Grant, is serving a sentence of 18 months for the same offence.

Three Cyclists Ride Abreast
     For riding pedal cycles on the public road more than two abreast, James McCrory, 59b Owenreagh Drive; William Carlin, 13 Dublin Road, and Patrick Dunne, Dergalt, were each fined 3/- at Strabane Petty Sessions on Thursday.


Northern Whig, Belfast, Saturday, April 28th, 1849

     The Late Surgeon Anderson - A tablet has just been erected at the General Hospital, by his professional and other friends, to the memory of Alfred Anderson, Esq., the late lamented house Surgeon of that institution. The monument is of Italian marble, placed in the entrance hall, and is designed by Mr. Murphy, of York Street. It is alto relievo, four feet high, by three feet four inches broad. The tablet has the following inscription:- "To Alfred Anderson, who died on the 3rd October, 1847, in the 25th year of his age, of typhus fever, contracted in the discharge of the laborious duties of his profession, as house Surgeon of the hospital, during the epidemic of 1847. This tablet is erected by a few of his attached friends, as a tribute of esteem for his character, admiration of his talent, and regret for his loss."

     The Dowager Lady Carrington died, on Sunday night, at her residence, in Bath. She married the late Lord Carrington, in the year 1836, his Lordship being then in his eight-sixth year.

     Death of Sir Arthur Blennerhasset, Bart. - We (Limerick Examiner) regret to announce the death of Sir Arthur Blennerhasset, Bart. The event took place at his residence, Churchtown, County Kerry, on Sunday last. He had arrived on the previous day from Tralee; and, soon after his return home, was attacked by cholera, that terminated his life.

     Rome, April 14 - There died, a few days ago, a young sculptor of promise, Mr. Timbrell, sent out here by the Royal Irish Academy. He has left several works unfinished, a warrior of the middle ages, to be cast in bronze (a commission for the Houses of Parliament); an Indian girl (ordered by Her Majesty Queen Victoria); and various other compositions evincing taste and genius.

     Fraudulent and Unsound Provisions - On Friday se'nnight, a woman, named Dorothy Lynas, was charged before the Mayor, and fined 5s and costs, for having exposed for sale 5lbs. of fresh butter, deficient in weight.
     On Tuesday, Mary Ligget, of Drumbough, was charged with having exposed for sale a dead pig, unfit for human sood. (food?) Mr. Gaffikin, the active inspector of provisions, condemned the mean as unsound, and it was ordered to be destroyed.
     On Thursday, John McMahon was charged by Mr. Gaffikin, and fined 1/. and costs, for having a carcase of beef, in a slaughter-house, off Hercules Street, unfit for food. The carcase was ordered to be destroyed.

     Disturbance in Lurgan Workhouse - On Sunday evening last, a number of female inmates of the above workhouse were locked up in their day apartments. When it came to eleven o'clock, they were anxious to get to bed; and, becoming boisterous, they proceeded to break the windows of the apartment. This was checked by the interference of the officers of the house, and the most turbulent were confined. On the following day, eight women and one man were sent to Bridewell. Being brought before the Magistrates, on Tuesday, they were sentenced to be imprisoned in Armagh jail for one month, at hard labour. - Newry Telegraph.

Belfast Petty Sessions Court, Friday April 27

     John Conlan was, this day, brought before the Mayor, and S. G. Fenton, Esq., charged with a grievous assault on James McAdam, in Durham Street, on Monday last. Information having been given to Sergeant Hind, of the cruel treatment which McAdam was receiving, he, at once, proceeded to the spot, found him lying seriously injured, and had him conveyed to the Police office. He, also, had Conlan arrested, and used his best exertions to procure witnesses, in order to throw light on the case.  James McAdam, examined by Mr. Collins (who conducted the prosecution for Mr. O'Rorke, who was unwell), I remember Monday last. I was attacked by some persons on that day. I don't know by whom, nor can I identify any of the parties present at the time. John Spratt, examined by Mr. Collins - I live in Durham Street. I remember Monday last. I saw McAdam drunk, and shouting in the street. He had gathered a crowd about him. He went forward towards Conlan. I don't know whether he struck him or not, but Conlan knocked him down. After he was down, I did not see Conlan do anything to him; nor did I see any other person do anything to him. I did not go forward to the crowd. I saw the constable lift him up, after the crowd went away. He was bleeding then.  Cross-examined by Mr. Seeds - I cannot say whether it was a push or a blow Conlan gave him; but he lifted his hand, and the other fell. McAdam was shouting, "To hell with the Pope." I did not see any blood on McAdam before he was struck by Conlan.  Margaret Roche, examined by Mr. Collins - I live in Durham Street. On Monday last, I saw McAdam there. I saw a man strike him, and knock him down. The prisoner is the man that struck him. I saw two others kick him when he was down. I have since learned that the name of one of them is Passmore. There were a great many persons present. Conlan was at the right side of McAdam at the time he was kicked. I saw no more done to him after that. His face was all covered with blood when the police came and lifted him; but he was bleeding before that, for he fell opposite our door and bled his nose, and a man washed the blood off in a basin.  Cross-examined by Mr. Seeds - I saw him come up the street, and heard him shout twice, "To hell with the Pope," before he was knocked down. I did not see him do anything to Conlan. There were a few persons round him - not many, before Conlan knocked him down. He came behind him and struck him. I think he struck him some place on the head. To Mr. Collins - My impression is, that he was struck for saying, "To hell with the Pope."  To the Mayor - On my oath it was a blow Conlan gave him.  Mr. Fenton - You saw this man, McAdam, before the blow was struck, by Conlan, and you see him now, do you believe his face is in the same state as when you saw him before he was struck?  It is not: after he fell and bled his nose, the blood was washed off and there was no cut on his face.  Richard Daniel, examined by Mr. Collins - I live in Peter's Hill. I was in Durham Street, on Monday last. McAdam was there. I saw him struck by Conlan. He fell on his back. I saw no one else do anything to him. A crowd gathered round him after he fell.  Cross-examined by Mr. Seeds - I merely saw Conlan knock McAdam down. I did not see McAdam do anything to Conlan. I was working in the shop at the time. I saw McAdam brought up the street by the constables after.  James Graham corroborated the evidence of the former witnesses, as regarded Conlan; but added, that, when McAdam was knocked down, Daniel Quin and James Passmore kicked him.  When Conlan knocked him down, he got pale, and went away. [There was nothing of importance elicited in the cross-examination.]  Mr. Seeds addressed the Court for the defence. He set out by alluding to the provocation which McAdam had given to his neighbours of a different persuasion, by calling out, "To hell with the Pope."  He relied on the evidence of Spratt, who would not swear whether it was a push or a blow had been given, and he was prepared with evidence to shew that Conlan had only pushed him; besides, there was not a particle of evidence to shew that Conlan had any connexion with the parties who kicked McAdam. He hoped, under these circumstances, the Court would dispose of the case summarily. After some argument between the professional gentlemen. Their Worships decided on sending the case to the Quarter Sessions; and admitted Conlan to bail, himself in 20, and two sureties in 10 each. They, at the same time, ordered warrants to be issued for Daniel Quin and James Passmore.

     Execution of Sarah Harriet Thomas - The Bristol Mercury says, that the mother and sisters of this wretched girl were present among the crowd assembled to witness her execution.

     Accident and Loss of Life - On Thursday evening, a vessel was lying at the steam-boat quay, facing the lower end of Gamble Street, and some men were employed to push her off a little. One of them, unhappily, lost his balance, and fell in; and, though every effort was made to relieve him, he was drowned. The body could not be found till yesterday morning. The name of the deceased was James Hughes, and he drove a horse, on the quays, for Messrs. Sinclair & Boyd. He has left a wife and three small children.

     Melancholy Accident at Buncrana - On Thursday, the 19th instant, a poor woman, named Margaret McGowan, had occasion to go to a neighbour's house, when she left two children in her own house, one eight, and the other five years of age. In a few minutes, the younger child's clothes caught fire; and, before any assistance could be given, the poor child was dreadfully burned, particularly about the chest and back. Medical assistance was immediately procured, and every thing possible was done to alleviate its sufferings; but the injuries were so severe, that it lived only till the next day. On Saturday, an inquest was held by Dr. O'Donnell, Coroner, when the Jury returned a verdict that it came by its death, in consequence of its clothes having accidentally caught fire, in its mother's house, the Thursday previous. This should be a salutary lesson to parents, and those having charge of children. - Derry Standard.

     Illicit Distillation - Lieutenant Bridgeman, and the party of revenue police under his command, seized, on Tuesday night last, in the County Tyrone, after a fatiguing march of fourteen miles, 300 gallons of potale, ready for distillation, a number of vessels, a still, &c., and afterwards arrested two prisoners, who were sent to Omagh Jail. - Ibid.

     Destitution - On the 12th inst., a poor woman, named Corcoran, left the workhouse of Nenagh, of which she had been an inmate for a few weeks. After a painful struggle, she arrived at her home, where she beheld her husband, Michael Corcoran, stretched on some filthy straw; he had no fire to warm him - no food to eat - and no bed whereon to lie. He was dying from starvation. Monday, the poor woman died, and, for four days, her corpse lay alongside her husband, who was unable to get up to bury her remains. None of the neighbours came near the house, or rendered any assistance to have the body interred. In fact, that sympathetic feeling, genuine hospitality, and unostentatious generosity, for which Irishmen had been so proverbially characteristic, appear to be extinct.  Constable Corbett, of Mount Island station, heard of the circumstance, and visited Corcoran's house, and had the body of his wife interred. He also administered restoratives to the unfortunate man, who since then died. - Nenagh Guardian.

     Mysterious and Diabolical Occurrence - Glasgow - Between the hours of five and six o'clock, on Sunday evening last, a malicious attempt was made, apparently to destroy human life, by firing off twenty composition bullets through the windows of a dwelling house, situated at No. 75, Argyle Street, occupied by a gentleman, named Ferguson.  Three of the balls, which are marked C.C.C., supposed to be the initials of a defunct Club, were fired into the kitchen, and the greater portion of the remaining portion through the staircase window. There were two other shots, and, by the latter, an elderly lady, passing along the lobby, in a line with the window in the staircase, narrowly escaped being wounded. The instrument of projection is supposed to have been an air-gun, as no sound was heard on either occasion. No reason can be imagined for this most atrocious outrage, and the whole matter remains a mystery. One party, on whom suspicion rested, was privately examined, by the authorities, on Monday, and acquitted, because of the insufficiency of proof to substantiate his participation in the crime. - Glasgow Daily Mail


     On the 25th inst., in Sandys Street Presbyterian Church, Newry, by the Rev. J. Moran, Joseph Dickie, Esq., Solicitor, Dundalk, to Kate, youngest daughter of R. G. Wallace, Esq., Solicitor, Newry.
     April 24, in London, George Richard, only son of Richard Griffith, Esq., of Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin, to Elizabeth, daughter of the late Nicholas Philpot Leader, Esq., of Dromagh Castle, County Cork.


     At Dungiven, on the 17th inst., Mr. Thomas McCamphill, in the 61st year of his age.
     At Glenarm, on Thursday, the 26th April, Mr. John Hannah.
     April 25th, at Lower Charlemont Street, Dublin, J. Edmonds, Esq., Solicitor.
     On the 10th instant, Mr. Hugh Warden, of Ballygrangey, parish of Greyabbey, aged 77 years.

The Northern Whig, Saturday, 5th May, 1849

     The Late Dr. S. S. Thomson, The remains of this much lamented gentleman were, yesterday morning, interred in the New Burying Ground. The funeral was attended by a large member of the most respectable of our fellow-townsmen. The medical body, the Committees of the General Hospital and General Dispensary, and the members of the Anacreontic Society, appeared in mourning, and walked in procession at the funeral, as a mark of respect to the memory of the deceased.

     The two horses, stated in our last paper as being the property of Mr. Martin, sold in the Belfast fair at 150/., were the property of Mr. Campbell, of Ballymullen, near Bangor.

     The Newtownards Board of Guardians have presented Doctor Johnston with the very handsome sum of 15/. for attending upwards of 200 cholera patients!

     Affray Between the Military and Night Watch - On Thursday night, about half-past ten o'clock, a desperate affray occurred in High Street, immediately opposite Bridge Street, between some of the soldiers of the 13th Regiment, and the night constables stationed in that neighbourhood.  Two gentlemen had been walking along High Street, when a party of soldiers, six in number, came out of Joy's Entry, one of them with a shoulder-belt in his hand, who, coming up to one of the gentlemen, said - "Are you not a bloody policeman?" and immediately struck him with the belt.  The assistance of the watchman was then called for; and, the soldiers becoming very turbulent, the watchmen were desired to bring them to the Police office.  Immediately upon the watchmen proceeding to do their duty, the soldiers most furiously resisted.  It was only after a very hard struggle that four of the soldiers were conveyed to the Police office.  Yesterday morning, the four soldiers were brought before the Magistrates for trial.  Their names are Michael Fitzgerald, James McAfee, Patrick Hanlon, and Wm. Pelan.  Several watchmen were examined, who proved the rough treatment which they had received from the soldiers; and a witness was produced, on the part of the soldiers, to show that the watchmen had treated the soldiers very coarsely - one of whom exhibited a very severe wound, about three inches long, on the back of his head.  The Magistrates ordered Hanlon to be fined 1/., or to be imprisoned for fourteen days; and the three others to pay a fine of 4/. each, or be imprisoned two months.

     Accident to the "Aurora" Steamer - On Thursday evening, as the Aurora, for Glasgow, had proceeded nearly half way between Carrickfergus and the Red Head, the main crank of her engine gave way, and she was obliged to lay to, until a tug-boat from Belfast arrived. She was then towed safely back, without alarm or inconvenience to the passengers. The Captain was much indebted to the kindness and exertions of the Captain of the Cumberland, which was on her way to Carlisle; and he used every exertion to render the Aurora assistance.

     Application of Chloroform - An operation was performed in Lurgan Workhouse, last week, by Dr. MacLaughlin, when the chloroform was successfully applied. The patient was a female, whose hand was amputated. During the process she was insensible of the pain, and is now in a most favourable state. - Armagh Guardian.

     James Connor, of Tuam, was convicted, last week, in 50/. penalty, for keeping a post car without license. Richard Tobin, for same offence, was fined 12/. 10s. at Cork

     Matthew Killikelly, for assault and wounding with intent to murder Joseph Wallplate, Esq., was hanged , on Monday, at Ennis Jail. He made no declaration of his guilt. - Limerick Chronicle.

     Fire and Loss of Lives, in London - On Wednesday night, about a quarter to ten o'clock, a fire of a very calamitous character broke out in the premises termed the Royal Hat Depot, situate at No. 57, King William Street, London bridge. Sergeant Martin, of the City Police, was going his rounds, and his attention was called to an unusual glare of light through the fan0light over the shop door. He raised an alarm, and sent for the escape and engines. During the time pending their arrival, the officer exerted himself in knocking at the street door for the purpose of arousing the inmates. Whilst so employed, two females, Mrs. Devereux and one of her daughters, appeared at the third front floor in a half frantic state. The sergeant told them to remain for a minute or two, as the fire escape would be on the spot directly. The poor creatures, however, threw themselves from the window; the elder female falling upon her head on to the flagstones in front of the house. Before sufficient time had elapsed to remove the poor sufferer, who died shortly afterwards, her daughter followed, and striking, in her descent, the leaden gutter over the door, she broke her thigh, and was otherwise most fearfully injured. She remains without any hope, of recovery. During the time that the fire was burning, one of Mr. Devereux's children made her appearance at a lower window, and having broken the glass, succeeded in forcing her way partially through, when some of the parties residing in the next house, with the aid of the police, managed to draw her through; but, in doing so, the flesh was horribly cut on her legs and other parts of the body. The moment sufficient time had elapsed for the ruins to became cooled, the firemen and escapemen entered for the purpose of looking for the parties missing. Upon entering the third floor front, near the window, the blackened remains of a fine young woman, apparently about eighteen years of age, were perceived, and near her was the body of a child about nine or ten years old, also fearfully burned. The bodies of the two sufferers were rolled in blankets, and having been lowered, they were placed in shells and conveyed to the dead house. The husband of the poor female and father of the children was, at the time of the outbreak, at Windsor, upon business.

     Wholesale Desertion of Wives and Families - On Saturday, the parochial authorities of St. Matthew, Bathnal Green, offered rewards for the apprehension of no fewer than 47 weavers, who have absconded, leaving their wives and 141 children to be maintained by that parish. - London paper.

     Malta, April 26 - A private, of the name of Ward, 44th Regiment, fired off his musket, on the 19th ult., when on duty, as a sentry at a powder magazine, with a view of blowing it up. He was brought to a court-martial, on Saturday last.

     A railway labourer is in custody, at Glasgow, charged with having five wives.

     More Importation of Paupers to Belfast - We give two additional samples of the unjustifiable and cruel manner in which paupers have been cast on the quays of Belfast; and what renders the evil greater is, that in England they have the power to remove almost any paupers they chooses to this country, and saddle them on us, while we have no authority to send back a single soul :-
  "Samuel Davey (aged 38), Margaret Hollands or Davey, his wife (aged 33), and three children, John (aged 8), Margaret (6), and Emily (4). - Samuel Davey was born in Belfast, which place he left when he was about eight years old, ad went to Glasgow, where he lived 13 years. From that he went to Dunse, in Berwickshire, where he married a native of that place, and had two children, John and Margaret, born. Lived there 11 years. Went from that to the town of Berwick, where they lived 5 years, and had one child, Emily, born. From that they went to Newcastle-on-Tyne, where they have resided for the last 12 months. During the time they resided in Newcastle the work got slack, and he was out of employment for a time, and had to apply for some support. They got 4s a week for three weeks. When he went to Newcastle he had 8/., which he had saved from his earnings, and which he had expended previous to asking relief. On Tuesday, at 2 o'clock, a man named Tulloch, and two policemen, came to his house and told him he must come to Belfast. They took him and his family out, and brought them to Carlisle, where they put them on board the steamer for Belfast. Has his house and furniture still there, worth about 20/., and would not be allowed to get it disposed of.
Ann Andrews (aged 36) and two children, William (8) and Thomas (6) - Have been sent here, from Glasgow, where Ann Andrews resided, for the last ten years. Her husband left her, about twelve months ago, and she was forced to apply for some support, which she received, various times since. Has a son named Hans, aged thirteen years, working in Mr. Napier's ship-yard, and earning 4s 6d a week; and a daughter, named Margaret, aged ten, at service, and who are still there. All the support she wanted from them was a little for the two children who were born there. On Wednesday last, two men came to her house with a car, and told her that they wanted her to stop in the workhouse, till they would get her husband; but, in place of that, they put her on board the steamer, and sent her to Belfast. Is a native of Killinchy, and has her furniture all in Glasgow."

     "Food or Employment" - About six o'clock, on Tuesday morning, our streets presented a sad spectacle, when over three hundred of the labouring classes proceeded in a body, to the Navigation Wall, to demand employment. After leaving the Navigation Wall, they proceeded along the South Mall, Princes Street, Patrick Street, Castle Street, and the North Main Street. Here they halted, in the vicinity of the market, into which they made a rush upon the bread stalls, which they "cleared," in a short time. A body of the Constabulary, which had followed the procession all through the above route, now spread itself through the market, in order to protect the property of the victuallers; but the assembled crowd, which, at that time, had considerably increased, displayed no disposition to riot, and, after a short time, separated. Head- Constables Crowley and Roe arrested seven ring0leaders. - Cork Reporter

     Potatoes are being planted on a large scale throughout the country between Lurgan and Ballinderry.

     A correspondent of The Evening Mail communicates the following:- "In the once thriving town of Newcastle, in the County of Limerick, during the Quarter Sessions just ended, there were over 1,200 prisoners to be tried, and it occupied the Court but three days to try them all. And why? Simply because they all pleaded guilty, in the hope of being detained in prison; and two, who were discharged, were the next day accused of riot, committed in an attempt to break into jail. On his former visits, the Assistant-Barrister had comfortable lodgings in the town; on the present occasion the offer of a guinea a night could not procure him a bed, even in a cabin. All, all had fled from a rate exceeding 20s in the pound."

     Deaths from Starvation - An inquest was held, on the 19th April, at Caher, on the body of Pat Farrel, who died of starvation. Verdict accordingly. On the 22nd of April, William Rutledge, Coroner, held an inquest on Edward Higgins, whose death was hastened by exhaustion and long continued want. On the 28th instant, the same Coroner held an inquest at Rathdown, on the body of a girl (name unknown), who died by the way side, from starvation, whilst, it is thought, making an effort to reach Ballinrobe, in search of food. Verdict accordingly. Six cases of deaths from starvation have been reported to the Castlebar Guardians, during the past week, as having occurred in the immediate neighbourhood. On April 26, as Constable O'Hara, of Molranny station, was returning from Achill Petty Sessions, he found a man lying dead on the roadside, at Owenduff; and, not being able to procure his admittance into any house in the locality, the constable was forced to have him buried in a field, to prevent his being devoured by dogs, until such time as a Coroner's inquest could be held on the body - Mayo Constitution

     Attempted Murder - Thomas Webb, an elderly man, of haggard and careworn appearance, was placed at the bar, London, for re-examination, before Mr. Hammill, on Tuesday, charged with cutting and wounding his wife, Sarah Webb, with intent to murder her. The prosecutrix described the attack as a most violent one, the prisoner having made more than one attempt to cut her throat with a shoemaker's knife. She, however, stated, that she was decidedly of opinion that his intellects were disordered. On being asked if he wished to say anything, in answer to the charge, the prisoner incoherently muttered, that he felt satisfied his wife or some other person had given him some noxious drug which affected his head. The prisoner was remanded, for the attendance of the medical and other evidence necessary to complete the case.

     Extraordinary Loss of a Vessel - About half-past eleven o'clock on the night of Monday last, the sloop George and Mary, George Johnson, Master and part owner, was lost, in a most extraordinary manner. The vessel was, at the time of the occurrence, between Scarborough and Robin Hood's Bay, about twelve miles from the land; it being very thick, with no wind, and small mizzling rain. About the time we have mentioned, according to the statement of the Master, a fire ball, or something similar to lightning, descended on the vessel, entered the cabin, and set fire to it instantly. So rapidly did the destructive element progress, that in about half-an-hour the whole stern of the vessel was in flames.  Every endeavour was made to extinguish the fire, but to no avail; and, seeing that all chance of saving the sloop was gone, the crew endeavoured to save their clothes, but in this likewise they were unsuccessful. The Master, besides his clothes, had 12/. or 14., in money, which he lost. They then all took to the boat, and abandoned the vessel, and in three quarters of an hour after leaving her she went down. No lightning, or anything of the kind, was seen previous to the unfortunate accident, but afterwards two or three flashes were seen. The crew landed, as may be supposed, in a very destitute condition. Hull Packet


     On the 30th April, at Killileagh Church, by the Rev. Dr. Hincks, George Haliday, Esq., Belfast, to Matilda, eldest daughter of John Martin, Esq., Shrigley, Killileagh.
     On the 3rd instant, in May Street Church, by the Rev. Henry Cooke, D.D., LL.D., Mr. John McReynolds, manufacturer, to Miss Grace Shane, both of Belfast.


   On Thursday morning, the 3rd inst., Jane, wife of Mr. John Hanna, Moira.
   In Ballycreely, on the 23rd ult., Mr. William Abernethy, in the 55th year of his age.
   At Dromore, on Thursday, the 3rd instant, Mary, wife of Mr. Hugh Frazer, cabinet maker.
   At Belvidere, Aberdeen, on the 17th ult., Margaret Aiken, wife of Robert Catto, merchant, aged 72 years.

Belfast Petty Sessions Court, Thursday May 3rd

     "Making Faces" in Church - At Henry Street office, Dublin, on Monday, Charles Purdon McCarthy, described as of Trinity College, was brought up in custody of Hilliard, one of the detective police, on the following charge. The constable said, he was placed on duty, on Sunday, in Mr. Gregg's Church, Gardiner Street, when he observed the prisoner beside Sir John McNeill's pew; he acted in a gross and disorderly manner, winking and "making faces" at ladies, conducting himself otherwise in a most offensive manner, so much so that witness arrested him, and, after that, he discovered that he was a person for whose arrest he (Hilliard) actually had a warrant in his pocket at the moment. The prisoner was ordered to find bail to keep the peace, or, in default of doing so, to be committed for two months.

     The inmates of the Trim Union Workhouse made, during the past week - 14 pairs of shoes, 17 pairs of trowsers, 100 wrappers, 30 caps, 79 petticoats, 35 sheets, 12 pairs of stockings, 108 hanks of linen yarn spun, 66 hanks of woollen yarn spun, and 32 yards of linen wove.


The Lisburn Standard
Friday 20th July 1917

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front page top half, mostly adverts and auctions
2) front page bottom half, mostly adverts
3) page 2 top half - Sales by Auction; Public Notices; Advertisements; Lisburn Compensation Claim, Joseph James Spence, Derrynisk; Lisburn Tillage Order Case, Thomas Wilkinson, farmer of Rose's Lane Ends, Co. Antrim cont. on next image 4; Agriculture in Ireland; Travelling Allowances to Soldiers; Prince of Wales's Fund; New Changes in Government cont. on next image 4
4) page 2 bottom half - Wanted; Adverts.; Police Helpless at All-day Cock-fight, Scady Island; Tree Planting; Another Honour for Sir Douglas Haig; Judge's Advice to Jurors, Go Home and Look After Your Hay; Latest U-boats.
5) page 3 top half - Adverts; German Kultur cont. on image 6; Politics in the Pulpit, On Active Service cont. on next image 6
6) page 3 bottom half - Adverts; continuation of stories from image 5

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page 4 top half - Adverts; 'A Friend's ambition'
2) page 4 bottom half - continuation of story from image 1
3) page 5 top half - Lighting-up Time; Brevities; Hilden-Lambeg Work Association; Church Lads' Brigade; Hilden Man's Terrible fate, Fell from Lagan Bridge and Fractured his Skull, David Fleming, 162 Mill Street, Hilden; Obituary, Death of Mr. Arthur Mussen, 22 Railway Street, Lisburn; The War, Further Local Casualties; Last Week's Shipping Losses; Killed Private Thomas Henry Kelly, Australian Imperial Force ~ Rifleman William Frazer, R.I.R., Lisburn ~ Rifleman James Chambers, R.I.R., Lisburn ~ Rifleman Thomas Logan, R.I.R., Lisburn ~ Private Thomas S. Malcomson, Australian Infantry. Died Private Christopher Mallon, West Kent; French Honours for Local Soldiers ~ Legion d'Honneur, Croiz d'Officier, Lieutenant-Colonel Hercules Arthur Pakenham, C.M.G., Royal Irish Rifles, of Langford Lodge, Crumlin, County Antrim ~ Croix de Chevalier, Captain Charles Curtis Craig, Royal Irish Rifles, M.P. for South Antrim, who was wounded and taken prisoner by the Germans on 1st July 1916 ~ Major (Acting Lieutenant-Colonel Thos. Robert A. Stannus, Leinster Regiment, Special Reserve (Reserve of Officers), who recently died of wounds received in action. He was a brother of Mrs. Pim, Hillsborough, and cousin of Miss Stannus, Manor House, Lisburn. ~ Croix d Guerre, 18073 Sergeant Arnold Leach, R.I.R. (South Antrim Volunteers), Dunmurry; More Military Medals for Lisburn Men ~ Sergeant Victor Beattie, R.I.R. (South Antrim Volunteers), son of Mrs. Beattie, 55 Bachelors' Walk, Lisburn, has been awarded the Military Medal for gallantry in the field. Sergeant Beattie, who was employed in the Lisburn office of the Singer Sewing Machine Company when the was broke out, was amongst the first Lisburn men to volunteer for active service. Another Lisburn man who has won the Military Medal for gallantry under fire is Lance-Corporal T. Poots, who is serving with the New Zealand Division. A letter of thanks from Lance-Corporal Poots to the Secretary (Mrs. Gordon) of the Hilden-Lambeg Work Association for a parcel of (sorry there's no more, bottom half of page was missing)
4) page 6 top half - Adverts; Some Extracts from the Records of Old Lisburn and the Manor of Killultagh, Upton's Wolves. A Tale of Lisnagarvey (Continued (must be continued from a previous edition of the paper) (cont. on next image 5)
5) page 6 bottom half - Adverts; continuation of story from image 4; Lisburn Board of Guardians, Closing of the Workhouse.

The Lisburn Standard
Friday 27th July 1917info

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front page top half - Adverts & Auctions
2) front page bottom half - Adverts; Education, University College, 35 Wellington Place, Belfast, J. Cherry, M.A., Principal - Summer Successes:- Messrs. Gordon & Long (Duncairn Gardens), Registered Druggists.  J. Hanlon, Downpatrick, Royal College of Surgeons (Medical Prelim.).  R. J. McMahon, 4th Place (Solicitors' Prelim.), Gallina, Monaghan.  J. Donaldson (2nd Incorporated Accountants' Exam.), Woodvale Road, Belfast.  R. Huey (High Place at Matric., Queen's University, Belfast), Oakdene, Castlederg, Co. Tyrtone, etc. etc.
3) page 2 top half - Sales by Auction, Thomas Hickland, Charles Duncan, Alexander Kirkwood, Morrow Bros., Thomas McWilliams cont. on image 4; Public Notices; Adverts.
4) page 2 bottom half - Sales by Auction continued from image 3, William Walker; Adverts; Education, Associated Board of Royal Academy & Royal College of Music, Miss Annie Nelson, Broughmore, Lisburn was successful in passing. - Miss Muriel Fletcher, Antrim Road, Lisburn, passed in Primary Division. - Incorporated Society of Musicians, Miss Ena Ervine, Dromara, Co. Down, was successful in passing in 2nd Grade; For Sale; To Be Let; Adverts; Sale by Auction, Cabra, Legacurry, James Bell; Notice of Charitable Bequest, Edward Walker, Maze, farmer, deceased; Soldiers' Votes.
5) page 3 top half - Lighting-up Time; Brevities, cont. on image 5; Complained of the Smell, Claim for 1,000 at Belfast Assizes, Alexander Clarke (of Mayfield, Lisburn) and William Clarke, vulcanite importers, Duncrue Street, Belfast; Lisburn Petty Sessions, A Long Day's Sitting, Mullaglass Neighbours at Law, Mrs. Elizabeth Morrow, Mullaglass, summoned a neighbouring farmer named Robert Abbott for trespass, Thomas Morrow v. Robert Abbott, assault, Robert Abbott v. Mrs. Elizabeth Morrow, indecent language, and v. Thomas Morrow, indecent language cont. on image 6; Rival Italian Traders; Trouble in Linen Hall Street, Mary Megann, Ella Magill; Lisburn Town Court, Constable Callan v. Alice Bingham, Constable Bingham v. William Reilly, Head-Constable Doyle v. Kate Hamilton; Church Lads' Brigade cont. on image 6; The War, Official Lists, Casualties, Killed - 8877 Sergeant C. J. Wheelwright, Royal Irish Fusiliers, Dunmurry. Wounded - 6632 Rifleman R. Smyth, Royal Irish Rifles, Hillsborough. 35715 Sergeant J. Thompson, Royal Garrison Artillery, Lisburn. 18188 T. A. McBride, Royal Irish Rifles, Hillsborough. Mentioned in Despatches - Lieutenant-General G. F. Milne, C.B., D.S.O., Commanding-in-Chief British Salonica Force, in a despatch to the Secretary of State for War, brings to notice the names of the following, amongst others, for distinguished service rendered during the past six months in that theatre of operations:- Lieutenant-Colonel G. H. Stevenson, Royal Army Medical Corps, brother of Mr. Howard Stevenson, 23 College Gardens, Belfast, and cousin of Messrs. Stevenson (Millar & Stevenson), Lisburn. Lieutenant-Colonel C. L. Graham, Hussars, attached Royal Irish Regiment, brother of Mr. O. B. Graham, J.P., Larchfield, Lisburn. This is the ??? cont. on image 6; advert, Convention's Difficult Task cont. on image 6.
6) page 3 bottom half - Brevities continued, Increase in Old Age Pension 2s 6d, Motor Cycle Accident, Mr. James McNally, eldest son of Mr. James McNally, chairman of Lisburn Urban Council, met with a somewhat serious accident near Ballymoney on Monday morning when returning from Portrush on his motor cycle. Mr. McNally got kicked on the forehead by a horse which was attached to a trap, the driver of which did not pull up after the accident. Fortunately, Mr. Harold Coulter accompanied Mr. McNally, and he immediately procured the assistance of the nearest doctor. Afterwards Dr. Campbell, Lisburn, went up, and had young Mr. McNally conveyed to the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, where he was attended by Surgeon Kirk. On inquiry before going to press today we were informed that he is making favourable progress; Hints to Plotholders' Thought for the Week; Lisburn Petty Sessions continued from image 5, Largymore Neighbours' Squabble, Jonathan Peel, 22 Sloan Street, summoned Jane Smyth, 20 Sloan Street, Ellen Peel summoned Annie Smith, Nellie Peel summoned Mrs. Jane Smith, Elizabeth Smith, and Mrs. Agnes Armstrong, Lizzie Smith; Mentioned in Despatches continued from image 5 - for his services at Salonica, and he was recently awarded the brevet of lieutenant-colonel for distinguished service in the field. More Military Cross Awards, Captain J. R. M. Mackenzie, R.A.M.C. attached to South Staffords, has been awarded the Military Cross "for conspicuous bravery and devotion on numerous occasions when attending wounded and leading stretcher-bearer parties under every kind of heavy and continuous fire, and invariably exhibiting great skill, coolness, and contempt of danger." Captain Mackenzie, who is at present in Belfast, is a son of the late Dr. M. Mackenzie, J.P., Lisburn; a nephew of Dr. W. G. Mackenzie, University Square, Belfast; and a son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. R. McCorry, Chetwood, Notting Hill, Belfast. Captain Mackenzie's grandfather was a former minister of Malone Presbyterian Church. Captain Mackenzie took his degree at Queen's University last year. His brother, Captain Horace Mackenzie, A.S.C., is at present serving with the Guards. The Military Cross has been awarded to Lieutenant Roy Allen Young, Royal Irish Rifles, for conspicuous gallantry in action. Lieutenant Young is the eldest son of the late Mr. Robert Young, J.P., Marmion, Holywood, and Mrs. Young, Deramore, Craigavad, and grandson of Mr. Samuel Young, M.P., Avonmore, Derryvolgie Avenue, Belfast. He has held a commission in the Rifles since February, 1915, and was promoted to his present rank in July, 1916. Lieutenant Young is married to the only daughter of Mr. John Hale, Pond Park, Lisburn.  Sergeant Joseph Clarke, Royal Irish Rifles (South Antrim Volunteers), son of Mr. Joseph Clarke, Magheraleave Road, Lisburn, has been awarded the Military Medal for gallant service in the field. A brother of Sergeant Clarke's was killed while serving with the Canadians. Another brother is in the same battalion of the Rifles as himself; while a sister, Miss Mabel Clarke, is a V.A.D. nurse in the Ulster Volunteer Force Hospital, Belfast;  The Submarine Campaign, 23 British Vessels Sunk; Thanks, Mrs. David Fleming and family desire to thank the many kind friends who sympathised with them in their recent sad bereavement, also St. Patrick's Masonic Lodge 602, Derriaghy, for beautiful wreath. Hoping this will be accepted by all. 169 Mill Street, Hilden, Lisburn; Convention continued from image 5.

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1) page 4 top half - Adverts; A Friends Ambition cont. on image 2; A Woman's World cont. on image 2; The Irish Intermediate Board, Report for 1916 cont. on image 2.
2) page 4 bottom half - Adverts; cont. from image 1 A Friends Ambition; cont. from image 1 A Woman's World; cont. from image 1 The Irish Intermediate Board, Report for 1916.
3) page 5 top half - Adverts; Some Extracts from the Records of Old Lisburn cont. on image 4; Addresses of Congratulation and Welcome; Saving of Flaxseed cont. on image 4;
4) page 5 bottom half - Adverts; cont. from image 3 Some Extracts from the Records of Old Lisburn; cont. from image 3 Saving of Flaxseed; Petrol Restrictions; Ireland and Conscription.
5) page 6 top half - Adverts; Lisburn's Babies cont. on image 5 and back here again; Lisburn Station Accident, Echo at Belfast Assizes, Sarah Ann Keenan, Hilden cont. on image 6; Craigavon Hospital, Generosity of Colonel and Mrs. Craig cont. on image 6; Adverts.
6) page 6 bottom half - Adverts; cont. from image 5 Lisburn's Babies; cont. from image 5 Lisburn Station Accident, Echo at Belfast Assizes, Sarah Ann Keenan, Hilden; New Belfast Photographers; No Farm Workers for Fighting; cont. from image 5 Craigavon Hospital and back again to image 5; Dunmurry Rent Claim, Recorder's Decision Reversed, Elsie Scott, Dunmurry, Edith B. Tate, Dunmurry and Emily M. Tate, Winnipeg, Canada, George E. Waddell, Donegall Street, 14b Lower Garfield Street; Adverts.

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