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.
Ulster Times 19th April
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
Ulster Times 16th March 1839
The London Chronicle 1781 Edition 3d with ½d 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
London Chronicle 23rd October 1781
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.
Bangor Spectator 13th October 1967
Belfast News-Letter Thursday 23 June
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
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
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
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
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
Conn - 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.
Belfast News-Letter Thursday 23 June
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
The Belfast News-Letter, Tuesday, May
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.
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
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,
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
Belfast Police Intelligence.
Belfast News-Letter Tuesday 4th May 1909
In the Custody Court yesterday before Messrs. Garrett Nagle, R.M., and W. S.
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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.
Gorman - 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
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,
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
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
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
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,
Belfast News-Letter Friday
25th December 1908
Inquest in Belfast - Fatal
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
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
Belfast Telegraph Wednesday 17th
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
Belfast Telegraph Wednesday 17th October
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
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
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,"
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
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,
Ireland's Saturday Night, 2nd
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Leonard and Julian - October 28,
1910, at St. Luke's, Cork, William Frederick Devereux Leonard to Eileen Eva
The Irish Times, Dublin, Monday, 28th
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.
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.
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
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
The Irish Times, Dublin, Monday, 28th
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
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
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
The Irish Times, Dublin, Monday, 28th
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Irish Weddings in London
The Irish Times, Dublin, Monday, 28th
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.
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
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
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
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.
The Irish Times, Thursday, 12th October
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.
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
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
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.,
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.
The Irish Times, Thursday, 12th October
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
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
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
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
The examiners have recommended that the
following candidates be adjudged to have passed the under mentioned
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
1) General Assembly of the Presbyterian
Church in Ireland (continued on image 4)
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
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]
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 ...
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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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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.
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
Houses for Baronscourt
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
Strabane Weekly News & Tyrone & Donegal Reporter Saturday March 14th
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
Patrick Joseph Devlin, aged 18½, 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/-
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Strabane Weekly News & Tyrone & Donegal Reporter Saturday March 14th
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
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
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.
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.
Strabane Weekly News & Tyrone & Donegal Reporter Saturday March 14th
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
"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.
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
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
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
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
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
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. -
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
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,
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
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
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
The Newtownards Board of Guardians have presented Doctor Johnston with
the very handsome sum of 15/. for attending upwards of 200 cholera
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
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
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
"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
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
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,
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
1) front page top half, mostly adverts
front page bottom half, mostly adverts
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
3 top half - Adverts; German Kultur cont. on image 6;
Politics in the Pulpit, On Active Service cont. on next image
3 bottom half - Adverts; continuation of stories from image 5
1) page 4 top half - Adverts; 'A
page 4 bottom half - continuation of story from image 1
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 dé 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)
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)
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
1) front page top half - Adverts &
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.
2 top half - Sales by Auction, Thomas Hickland, Charles Duncan,
Alexander Kirkwood, Morrow Bros., Thomas McWilliams cont. on image 4;
Public Notices; Adverts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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;
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.
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;
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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