The Witness - Friday, 3 July, 1914


FOSTER--LYND -- June 29, at Rosemary Street Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. J. L. Rentoul, B.A., Alexander Roulston, younger son of John Foster, Derry, to Annie M'Ferran, second daughter of the late Rev. R. J. Lynd, D.D.

JACKSON--MERRY -- June 24, 1914, at the Presbyterian Church, Lismore, by the Rev. A. W. M'Farlane, M.A., Ernest, youngest son of John Jackson, White Park, Roscrea, to Grace Blackwood, fourth daughter of the late Robert Anderson Merry, The Mall, Waterford.

M'CAMMON--LARSON -- June 8, at Springfield, Mass., U.S.A., by the Rev. Samuel M'Comb, D.D., brother of the bride, Hugh W. M'Cammon, Portadown, to Mary T. Larson (nee M'Comb), New York. At home (Annagh Terrace, Portadown) Wednesday and Thursday, 15th and 16th July.

TORRIE--GILMER -- June 24, at Ballygilbert Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. W. J. M'Farland, B.A., the Rev. Edwin G. Torrie, B.A., Kingsmills, second son of A. F. Torrie, Rosemount, Waterford, to Agnes, youngest daughter of Robert Gilmer, Glenside, Crawfordsburn.


ARTHUR -- June 28, at Kewrin, Garvagh, Martha Jane, elder daughter of Robert Arthur.

BELL -- June 29, at Ballygoney, Coagh, Margaret Ann, wife of John Bell, ex-Sergeant R.I.C.

BLAKELY -- June 25, at Brae Cottage, Greyabbey, Eleanor Blakely.

COOKSON -- June 30, at 27, Landseer Street, Edith Stewart, wife of Lewis Alfred Cookson.

CURLEY -- June 28, at Sunnyside, Holywood, Robert Curley.

DALE -- June 26, James, infant son of James Dale, M.P.S.I., The Pharmacy, Dromore, County Down.

DONALDSON -- June 26, at 159, M'Clure Street, Agnes, wife of James C. Donaldson.

DRENNAN -- June 25, at Cabin Hill, Malone Park, Sarah S. Drennan, daughter of the late John S. Drennan, M.D.

DWYER -- June 28, at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Sergeant P. Dwyer, R.I.C.

GIFFORD -- June 27, at Carmoyle, Keady, Albert ("Wee Bertie"), son of Albert Gifford.

HAMILTON -- July, at the Abbey Sanatorium, William Albert (Bertie) Hamilton, late of Cedar Avenue, Belfast.

JOHNSTONE -- June 30, Francis Edwin Johnstone, husband of Agnes Johnstone, 75, Redcar St.

JOHNSTON -- June 30, at 96, Castle Street, Bangor, William Johnston.

MARSHALL -- At Close Park, Derryboy, Annie Morrow, daughter of James Marshall.

MILLS -- June 25, at 37, Delaware Street, Rebecca Montgomery Mills.

MINNIS -- June 25, at Sandringham, Sydenham, Belfast, Lavinia Elizabeth, widow of the late William Minnis.

MONTGOMERY -- June 30, at 19, Glencairn Street, Ballygomartin Road, Robert Smyth Montgomery.

M'CULLOUGH -- July 1, at 18, Regent Street, Newtownards, John Copeland M'Cullough.

M'KEE -- June 27, at Ballygrott, Helen's Bay, Mary, youngest daughter of the late Hugh M'Kee.

M'LEAN -- June 24, at 15, Ballymena Street, Annie Kavanagh, wife of Joseph M'Lean.

RICHARDSON -- June 25, at Ballydougan House, Downpatrick, Louisa, widow of the late Jonathan Richardson, of Glenmore.

RUSK -- June 29, at Dalfinalough, Jane, wife of James Rusk, aged 56 years.

RUSK -- June 26, at Edenderry, Ballysillan, Belfast, Mary, widow of the late John Rusk.

SLOAN -- June 29, at a Private Nursing Home, Belfast, Mary, the beloved wife of Mr. J. Sloan, Boyle.

WOODSIDE -- June 29, at Castle Rocklands, Carrickfergus, William Allen Woodside, J.P.

In Memoriam

CLEMENTS -- In loving memory of my dear wife, Emma J. Clements, who fell asleep 29th June, 1910. Interred in Bangor New Cemetery.
      "Until the day, break."
JOHN CLEMENTS. 84, University Street, Belfast.



Bequests to Belfast Charities.

Mr. John Barbour, of Marlborough Park House, Marlborough Park, Belfast, who died on 26th March last, left personal estate in the United Kingdom valued at 20,551 17s, of which 4,201 16s is in England.

The testator left --

200 to the treasurer of the Society for Orphans of Ministers and Missionaries of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, to be applied for the benefit of the children of deceased ministers.

200 to the treasurer for the time being of the Presbyterian Orphan Asylum.

200 to the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast.

100 to the Ulster Institution for Promoting the Education of the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind.

100 to the Hospital for Sick Children, Queen Street, Belfast.

100 to the Forster Green Hospital for Consumption and Chest Diseases.

100 to the treasurer for the time being of the Society in Belfast for Providing Nurses for the Sick Poor.

100 to the Incorporated Belfast Maternity Hospital.

100 to the Belfast Charitable Society.

100 to the Ulster Hospital for Women and Children.

100 to the Mater Infirmorum Hospital, Belfast.

50 to the Society for Home Mission Work for the Blind.


On Saturday afternoon the 2nd Battalion North Down Regiment, Ulster Volunteer Force, engaged in manoeuvres over Clandeboye demesne. The Bangor half-battalion took up position around Helen's Tower, and were attacked by the Holywood half-battalion. Several scouts were captured on both sides, and an exciting engagement resulted in a draw. Messrs. R. E. M'Lean, F. G. MaGuire, an F. G. Brice were in command.




The Anchor liner California, which left New York on Saturday week, ran ashore on Tory Island during a dense fog on Sunday last. She had 1,000 passengers on board. Warships and other vessels rushed to the rescue, and all were saved.

The liner Cassandra arrived at Glasgow on Tuesday with 695 passengers from the California. All are well except a first-class passenger named Hood, who was injured during transhipment.

Among the California's passengers was Dr. L. D. Lodge, President of the Limestone College for Women, Gaffney, South Carolina, who was in charge of a party from that institution, who are touring Europe. He said the fog came down on Thursday, and after varying, in density became thick again on Sunday night prior to the accident. The captain was keeping the lead going all the time. A few minutes before the vessel struck the soundings showed thirty fathoms, then suddenly the waters became shallowed, and the engines were reversed, but it was too late. The speed impressed him as being such as any careful captain would use at such a juncture. He knew he was near land, and felt his way along with reasonable speed and soundings like a blind man feeling his way around a room.

Captain R. C. Brown, commanding the Cassandra, said he received the S.O.S. signal about 9-45 on Sunday night when thirty-four miles from Tory Island. He immediately turned back and arrived on the scene about 3-30 a.m. on Monday in a dense fog. Every preparation was made during the voyage for the reception of the passengers and crew of the California. So as soon as the vessel stopped eight boats were lowered away with the assistance of the crew of H.M.S. Garland. The other three or four boats belonging to the Cassandra were manned, and rowed alongside the California.

Although the atmosphere was still foggy the work of transhipping passengers began, and was continued until nine o'clock. There was a considerable swell, which caused difficulty, but the work of rescue proceeded without interruption. The fog lifted between seven and eight in the morning, and that greatly helped.

The only accident that happened was to Mr. Hood. he fell out of the basket while being lifted from the boat to the Cassandra, but one of the crew jumped into the sea after him and held him up until he was rescued.


Particulars of the stranding of the Anchor liner California on Tory Island are available



Particulars of the standing of the Anchor liner California on Tory Island are available to-day. The vessel, says another account, left New York on Saturday week, and all went well until last Saturday, when banks of fog were encountered, necessitating frequent reduction of speed. The vessel carried 511 first-class, 370 intermediate, and 120 steerage passengers. Between 8 and 8-30 on Sunday evening the fog became very dense, and the liner was going apparently at less than seven knots an hour when she struck on the west and of Tory Island, about a quarter to half a mile from the lighthouse. The sea was calm, and the nature of the shock was variously described by passengers, one gentleman stating that it was like a vessel going against a wall of rock, while others described it as a smooth coming to a standstill. Many of the passengers were in theft cabins, getting ready their luggage for landing at Moville about an hour and a half later, while others were on deck, where evening sports were going on. The sudden stoppage caused considerable commotion, but the captain and officers soon restored confidence by assuring the passengers that there was land on both sides of the ship, and that there was no danger.

Two rockets were sent up, wireless communication was established with Malin Head and within a short time the captain was able to announce that Government vessels and the Donaldson liner Cassandra were hastening to the scene. He advised the passengers to go to bed, but, needless to say, they preferred to remain on deck. As a precautionary measure the ship's boats were swung out, but it was not found necessary to lower them, nor was the order given to don lifebelts.

About one o'clock the searchlight of the torpedo-boat destroyer Midge penetrated the mist, which by that time had considerably lightened. The Midge steamed close in, and by her searchlight the passengers saw the vessel being left almost high and dry by the receding tide. When the tide was at its lowest the islanders were able to go close up to the bow of the liner.



Miss Elizabeth Greer, of Ballinahinch House, Richhill, County Armagh, who died on the 26th March last, left personal estate in the United Kingdom valued at 10,499 9s 7d. The testatrix left --

50 to the Great Northern Railway Company (Ireland) Benevolent Society.

50 to the Armagh County Infirmary.

100 to the Newry Fever Hospital.

100 to the Presbyterian Church in Ireland for the Home Mission Fund.

100 to the Presbyterian Church in Ireland for the Foreign Mision Fund.

100 to the Presbyterian Orphan Society.

200 to Dr. Barnardo's Homes.

100 to the John G. Paton Mission Fund.

50 to the Presbyterian Church in Ireland for the repair of the church at Richhill.



It is with feelings of sincere regret that we announce the death of a highly popular and well-known citizen -- Mr. James M. Calder, of Dalkeith, Knock -- which occurred on Wednesday at Harrogate from heart disease. The deceased gentleman, who had been in robust health up to three months ago, was a native of Belfast, and was about sixty years of age. His early commercial career was spent with his father, a loading and much respected member of the local linen trade; a man of the highest integrity, and a noted Presbyterian, and under his guidance he obtained a sound knowledge of the industry with which he was to be so intimately associated for such a lengthened period. Twenty-six years ago on the inception of the new company, which forms the New Northern Spinning and Weaving Company, Falls Road, Mr. Calder was appointed secretary, a position, which he held up to his demise with conspicuous ability. He was a clever and successful business man, and his labours were attended with such beneficent results to the firm that ten years ago he was selected as joint managing director of the company, and during this latter discharged the onerous dual duties with the utmost satisfaction. A keen lover of music, the deceased for many years was one of the foremost members of the Philharmonic Society, and as hon. treasurer he took a leading part in the various schemes which had for their object the financial welfare of our premier musical organisation. His principal recreation was golf, and he was attached to several of the local clubs. Always of a bright and cheery disposition, a man whose word was his bond, and who was ever ready to assist a friend with his wise counsel, he was greatly esteemed by all with whom he came into contact, and his numerous acquaintances will learn the news of his death with profound sorrow, and will with us tender to his widow and four children -- three girls and one boy -- sincere sympathy in their sad bereavement. The late Mr. Calder was a staunch Unionist, and was a member of the Ulster Reform Club, whose flag is to-day flying at half-mast as a mark of respect. In religion he was a Presbyterian, and was connected with Belmont Church, in whose affairs he displayed the keenest interest.




Services were conducted in Trinity Presbyterian Church, Greyabbey, on the 21st ult., by the Right Rev. James Bingham, M.A., D.D., Moderator of the General Assembly. The services were in connection with the unveiling of a tablet to the memory of the late Rev. John Anderson, B.A., the former minister of the congregation, The tablet, which is of the marble type, was finely executed by Messrs. Purdy & Millard, of Belfast, and on it is inscribed the words -- "This tablet to erected by the congregation to commemorate a faithful ministry during which the present church was built." Though nothing of this nature was needed to perpetuate the memory of Mr. Anderson in the Greyabbey district, it was felt that recognition should be shown to the life and labours and devotion of one who had ministered to the congregation with marked fidelity for over thirty years. At the conclusion of an impressive service, the Right Rev. the Moderator said -- I deem it a privilege and an honour to be asked to some here to-day in connection with the placing of a memorial tablet to your former minister, the Rev. John Anderson, in the vestibule of the church, and I now formally declare it to be unveiled. For more than thirty years Mr. Anderson ministered to this congregation with a singular fidelity and devotion that are well known to you all. He was a man of God, to whom the extension of the kingdom of God and the highest welfare of his people were always dear. I do not speak of him to-day merely in my official capacity. I was brought up under his pastoral care in the congregation of Creegan from my early childhood till the day I was licensed to preach the Gospel, which happened to be the day on which he accepted the call to Greyabbey. I was taught to look up to him with the greatest respect and affection, and many of my earliest and most sacred memories are bound up with his memory. There is, indeed, a sense in which he needs no memorial. This beautiful church, which he set himself to build in the closing years of his ministry, and which he left to you free of debt, is a lasting memorial to him. And he has a memorial better and more enduring still in the souls and lives of those to whom for so long he broke the Bread of Life. And yet whilst this tablet is not needed to perpetuate his memory, it is a beautiful and touching tribute to a good man. It reflects honour on the minister and congregation, and it proves how true and constant our Presbyterian people are to ministers who earn their gratitude and respect. In erecting it you have obeyed the Divine precept, "Remember them that have the rule over you, who have spoken onto you the word of God, whose faith follow considering the end of their conversation." On the tablet are inscribed the appropriate words, "He being dead yet speaketh. Let us all who knew him so well and listened so often to his earnest pleading, lay to heart more deeply than ever all that he taught us by his lips and his life. Let us not be slothful, "but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promise."




The "Dublin Gazette" announces that the following have been adjudged bankrupts -- Joseph M. Magill, Newcastle, County Down, veterinary surgeon; and Martin George Browne, Tullycarnan, Ardglass, County Down, gentleman.

Half the South Tyrone 3rd Battalion Ulster Volunteer Force, comprising four companies -- namely, "A" Ballygawley, "B" Augher, "C" Clogher, "D" Fivemiletown, participated in a church parade to Clogher Cathedral on Sunday evening. Each company supplied about 100 men.

On Saturday about noon information was conveyed to the police at Glenarm that a [-?-] of hay, containing ten tons, belonging to Mr. Robert Brady, of Lisnalily, near Glenarm, was on fire. The police found the hay ablaze. It is stated that the property was not covered by insurance.

When carrying out some excavations in the garden behind the barracks, the police in Middletown, County Armagh, have unearthed a peculiar stone, which in appearance resembles a petrified honeycomb. This curious find weighs about 1lb, and the honey cells are quite visible.

Londonderry Chamber of Commerce on Friday approved and decided to forward to the Commissioners of Irish Lights a memorial signed by eight master mariners and thirty-six masters of steamers trading to Londonderry, praying for the erection of a light on [-?-] Point, Rathlin Island.

The late Mr. Andrew M'Elwaine, J.P., Union Lodge, Scarva, who died on the 5th January last, has left personal estate valued at 8,404. He bequeathed his property upon trust for the benefit of his wife and children until his eldest son should attain the age of twenty-five years. He left 500 to each of his sons, and the ultimate residue of property upon trust to his daughters.

A wooden tray, believed to be of Irish Yew, was discovered last week by Mr. Henry Lennox in the Killyberry turf-bog, about a mile from Castledawson. The tray, which measures thirty inches by twenty-four, has been carved from a single slab originally eight or ten inches thick. Its edges are about an inch in height and the same breadth and slope outward.

The members of Scarva Company 3rd Battalion Armagh U.V.F. assembled at their drill hall on Monday evening, 29th June, and proceeded to the demesne attached to Scarvagh House, where they were put through a course of drill by Sergeant M'Cullough and Mr. Wm. Lunn. The men were in charge of Rev. P. A. Kelly, M.A., company commander.

At a special meeting of the Londonderry Corporation held on Tuesday Dr. F. H. Craig was unanimously appointed medical sub-officer of health, and Mr. Fletcher, E.S.O., was granted 30 for his services during the vacancy the former office. Mr. J. F. Mules, Pembroke Dock, was appointed sanitary sub-officer.

Among those who had the honour of being decorated on Monday by his Majesty the King at St. James's Palace were Hugh Adamson, a labourer, who received the Albert Medal (2nd class) for rescuing the manager of the Banbridge Gasworks from a burning building on the occasion of an explosion, and Edward John Heighway, of R.M.S. Carmania, who received the King's Medal for rescuing a German named Trintepahl who had jumped into the sea from the burning Volturno in mid-Atlantic in October last.

Att he monthly meeting of Newry Technical SchoolCommittee the secretary announced as a result of an examination held by Dr. H. A. Gray, Armagh, the following were successful in home nursing -- Lucy E. Slipper, May R. Smart, Eileen M. Smith, Edith Cooper, Anna M. Graham, Mary J. Boyd, Margaret Howe, Dorah Lamb, Nellie Magennity, Rea Martin, Kathleen Moore, Janie M'Cann, Janie Magowan, Ellen M'Nulty, Cissie O'Brien, Audrey Smartt, Jane willis, and Kathleen Wheatley.


Alderman Thomas Stanford, Unionist, was on Monday returned without opposition for Brighton.

A man ramed Aaron Sawden fell over Sewerby Cliffs, Bridlington Bay, to the beach below, a distance of over one hundred feet, on Saturday, and was killed. He was found by a Hull visitor. Deceased, who was eighty-two years of age, resided at Sewerby.

In a special convocation at Oxford on Tuesday, on the nomination of Sir Robert Mowbray, seconded by the Warden of Keble, Mr. Rowland Edmund Prothero, Unionist, of All Souls' College, was elected to represent the University in Parliament.

The King held an investiture at St. James's Palace on Monday is order to personally bestow the insignia of various honours conferred on the occasion of his Majesty's birthday. As the King drove through The Mall to Buckingham Palace he had a particularly hearty reception.

The death took place at Easthorpe Hall, near Malton, on the 26th ult. of the Hon. Francis Herbert Dawnay, a brother of Lord Downe. Deceased, who was sixty-one, was called to the Bar in the Inner Temple in 1879. Later he served in the Yorkshire Hussars and Imperial Yeomanry, retiring with the rank of major.

A fire broke out on 27th ult. in Hallor Garden, London, and resulted in the destruction of three buildings used as business premises. The damage amounted to many thousands of pounds, and a number of people will be thrown out of employment. The fire is supposed to have originated in some chemical works, where there were loud explosions.

Several destructive fires took place in England and Scotland during the week-end. In London 25,000 damage was done in the premises of Messrs. Hopkins & Williams, chemical manufacturers, Cross Street. An outbreak at the Dillichip Works, in the Vale of Leven, belonging to the Turkey Red Company (Limited) caused loss estimated at 10,000. At Scotston Farm, Auchterhouse, Forfarshire, an outbreak in the steading buildings caused about 3,000 damage.

Two lives were lost to a boating accident on Sunday in Baltimore Harbour, County Cork. The boat was occupied by nine people. The halyards fouled, and in an attempt to free it the boat was capsized. All the occupants were thrown into the water. John Harte, of Rath, and Daniel M'Carthy, of Reengarga, were drowned. The latter heroically saved two of his comrades, but on reaching the shore a second tune he expired, efforts at respiration being unavailing.

A party of fifty farmers, who left Haverhill to cut the hay on farms in North Essex, which are affected by the labourers' strike, were attacked by strikers as they were crossing the Suffolk border. The farmers travelled by motor car, and a body of about 200 strikers threw various missiles at them. One farmer was hurt by a piece of iron and one of the cars was badly damaged. At Steeple Bumpstead the men on strike received the farmers good-humouredly. As a result of their day's work the farmers cleared about sixty acres.

The visit of the King and Queen, with Princess Mary, to Hyde Park on Saturday to witness a display by men of the London Fire Brigade, to some of whom, his Majesty presented certificates and medals, was attended with an unfortunate incident. Two women, said to be Suffragists, rushed at the Royal carriage and threw papers into it. The King threw the papers into the roadway. The crowd picked them up, rolled them into balls, and pelted the women with them. The police arrested the women, as much for their own protection as for their offence.

Sir Thomas Bucknill, although not yet recovered from the serious illness which caused him to retire from the High Court Bench early in the year, stopped a runaway horse at Epsom. The horse, attached to a laundry van, was galloping across Woodcote Green when Sir Thomas Bucknill, who lives opposite the Green first saw it. At the time there were a number of children on the Green who were in great danger. The horse crossed a small ditch, which slightly damaged the van, but as it galloped across the Green Sir Thomas Bucknill caught hold of the reins and brought the animal to a stand-still. Some months ago Sir Thomas arrested, outside his residence, a powerfully built man who was assaulting another man and held him until the arrival of the police.

A Malahide railway porter named Henry Cooney met with fatal injuries in removing from the line an obstacle which threatened to wreck a train. Cooney, standing on Malahide platform, as a passenger train came into the station, saw a large trunk fall down between the rails. He jumped immediately from the platform, and removed the trunk just in time. But he did so at the cost of his own life for he was struck by the engine and dashed against the line, receiving a fracture of the skull. The unfortunate man was conveyed under medical care to Amiens Street Station, and thence to Jervis Street Hospital. He died, however, in the course of the afternoon, Cooney, who was about forty years of age, averted by his self-sacrifice what might have been a serious accident to the train.



On Tuesday, at London Bankruptcy Court, Mr. Registrar Linklater confirmed the scheme for the settlement of the affairs of Lord Templetown, of Castle Upton, Templepatrick, County Antrim, Ireland; and Aviemore House, Aviemore, Inverness-shire, and 17, Victoria Street, Westminster.

Mr. Grey, official receiver, reported that the scheme provided for the payment of the debts in full, certain claims being withdrawn. Further, the proposal provided reasonable security for not less than 5s in the on all the unsecured debts provable against the estate.

The gross liabilities were 131,641, of which 19,995 is unsecured, and the assets 987.

Upon the application of Mr. Hansell, counsel for the debtor, Mr. Registrar Linklater ordered the scheme to be confirmed.



Regret will be felt at the death of Mr. Wm. Allen Woodside, J.P., which occurred at his residence, Castle Rocklands, Carrickfergus, on Monday. The deceased, who had reached the advanced age of about eighty-six years, had been in a frail state of health for some time past, although he had been able to be about until a few days ago. Mr. Woodside was a native of County Antrim, and carried on the business of a tanner in Carrickfergus for many years. He was reputed as having amassed considerable wealth. A few years ago he and his brother, Mr. David Woodside, presented a memorial organ to the First Presbyterian Church (Carrickfergus), of which congregation he was a devoted member. The deceased took a deep interest in local charitable institutions and in politics was a staunch Unionist. He served as a Grand Juror for County Antrim, and was a member of the old Municipal and Harbour Boards of Carrickfergus.


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The Witness - Friday, 10 July, 1914


CAIRNS--ALLEN -- July 1, at Corbay Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. Samuel Caldwell, Joseph Robinson Cairns, Park View, Ballymac(?)nan, Lisburn, to Christina, fifth daughter of the late Samuel Allen, Corry House, Car(?)y, Edgeworthstown, Co. Longford.

MORRISON--KYLE -- June 24, at Castledawson Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. V. N. (?)key, assisted by Rev. C. C. M. Dickey, James Morrison, Timoney, Maghera, to Sarah, youngest daughter of Robert Kyle, Culnady.

M'CREEDY--BAILIE -- June 24, 1914, by special licence, at the residence of the bride's mother, (?)ech Hill, Newtownards, by the Rev. Dr. (?)ight, Thomas D., son of the late Thomas M'Creedy, Ballywallen House, Portaferry, to Hessie, eldest daughter of the late John Bailie, Frances Street, Newtownards.


BARNES -- July 3, at The Hill, Kilmatermey, Greyabbey, James Barnes, in his 88th year.

BARNES -- July 7, at 63, Victoria Road, Bangor, James Barnes, sen.

BERKLEY -- June 28, at Dusseldorf, Germany, Margaret Berkeley, widow of the late Rev. W. Berkeley, of Belfast.

DICKEY -- July 8, at Rose Cottage, Broomhedge, John Dickey.

DUDGEON -- July 4, at Bannagh, Clonelly, Co. Fermanagh, Letitia, wife of Simon Dudgeon, Glenada, Cranmore Park, Belfast.

FERGUSON -- July 5, at 2, Lancaster Street, William Ferguson.

FINLAY -- July 8, at Skileanban, Robert Finlay.

FRICKER -- July 5, at 44, Mackey Street, Thomas, husband of Mary Fricker.

GAWLEY -- July 7, at Brookvale, Upper Ballinderry, Francis Gawley.

HARPER -- July 6, William Andrew, aged 20 years, (only) son of William Harper, Roundtree Cottage, Ballybrainey.

HUGHES -- July 3, at Bangor, Thomas Joseph Hughes, son of the late Bernard Hughes, J.P., Belfast.

LEWIS -- July 5, at Oldtown Street, Cookstown, Thomas John Lewis.

MAGILL -- July 7, at 8, Market Square, Lisburn, John Magill.

MONTGOMERY -- July 8, at Garvey House, Aughna(?), Robert J. Montgomery, in the 81st year of his age.

MOONEY -- July 4, at the Royal Victoria Hospital, [-?-], wife of Samuel Mooney, Mountpottinger Road.

MOORE -- July 5, at Railway Street, Ballynahinch, Agnes, widow of the late Matthew Moore.

MACBETH -- July 6, at 26, Mark Street, Portrush, Matilda, relict of the late George Macbeth.

MARTHY -- July 1, at Montenotte House, Cork, in his 86th year, Felix Joseph MacCarthy, youngest son of the late Denis MacCarthy, Leary, of Coomlagane, Millstreet, County Cork.

M'CLELLAND -- July 7, 1914, at her residence, (?)looley, Katesbridge, Sara Jane, dearly-beloved wife of Samuel M'Clelland, and eldest daughter of the late William Macauley, Money(?)ne.

M'CREERY -- July 4, at Conlig, Andrew, husband of Margaret M'Creery.

M'ROBERTS -- July 6, at Dairy Hall Farm, Newtownards, Margaret M'Roberts, relict of the (late) Hugh M'Roberts.

[-?-] -- July 4, at 128, Spamount Street, James [-?-] aged 73 years.

RAMSAY -- July 2, at Mountain View, Cookstown, Lawrence Morton Ramsay, youngest son of (George) Ramsay, aged 14 years.

SEMPLE -- July 2, at Craignaboy, Glynn, Margaret, wife of John Semple.

SHAW -- July 4, at 12, Cedar Avenue, Antrim Road, Margaret (Madge), beloved wife of Joseph Shaw.

WALKER -- July 3, at Corcreeny House, Hillsborough, Margaret, widow of the late John Walker, aged 70 years.

WILSON -- July 7, at Lismore, Ardenlee Parade, William Wilson (late Joiners' Department Messrs. Harland & Wolff's).




"The spirit of outrage and intimidation seemed to have existed in several districts for years," said Mr. Justice Kenny at Clare Assizes; and it appeared to him to be ineradicable. He regretted that he could not extend congratulations to the Grand Jury. There were thirteen cases for trial, none of them presenting any feature of anxiety or complexity. There was one case of incitement to murder, there two of riot, five of aggravated assault, two of larceny, one of receiving stolen goods, and one of taking forcible possession of a house. His Lordship dealt with the more serious cases in some detail. While the number of specially-reported cases had decreased since the last Assizes as against the corresponding period of 1913, one-half of the cases reported were of an intimidatory character, three of them being cases of firing shots. There were Nineteen persons under constant police protection, as against ten twelve months ago, and fifty-two were under police protection by patrol. His Lordship, proceeding, said, there were twenty-three derelict or evicted farms almost all of which had been taken forcible possession of by former tenants, while cattle-driving, which it had been hoped had disappeared, had been revived, there being seven reported cases, and the condition of apprehension that prevailed prevented many persons from giving evidence or information that would further the ends of justice. The Judge alluded to the remonstrances, in inspect of the condition of the county of all decent, members of the community, "including the deservedly respected Catholic Bishop of the diocese, who, in the circumstances, had done and said all that could be expected from a great ecclesiastic."



New Canadian Deportation Order.

Ottawa, Friday. -- The difficulty over the Hindus arriving at Vancouver has not been settled yet, but in spite of this matter hanging fire and likely to bring trouble in its train the Government yesterday announced its intention of deporting to the countries from which they came all immigrants who have been less than three years in Canada and who are dependent upon the public funds. The decision has especially stirred the foreign colonies in Montreal, Toronto, and Winnipeg, where there are large numbers of unemployed who would fall under the ban of the decree. In some cases it is stirring these immigrants to seek any kind of work at any price, even harvesting, which most of them dislike. Demonstrations, however, are being organised in the cities mentioned, and the unemployed in their thousands propose to demand some sort of assurance from the municipalities that the new Order will not affect them. Already considerable unrest has been caused by the new Order.



A list of eighteen Civil list pensions granted during the year ended March 31st last, amounting in all to 1,200, was issued on Friday

Mrs. Annie Wallace is granted a pension of 120, in consideration of the eminent services to science of her late husband, Dr. Alfred Russell Wallace, and of her inadequate means of support.

Mrs. Henrietta Corfield receives a pension of 60, in recognition of the public services rendered by her son, the late Mr. R. C. Corfield, who was commandant of the Somaliland Camel Corps, and in consideration of her reduced circumstances.

Mrs. Mary E. Bacon is granted a pension of 80, in consideration of the merits as a painter of her late husband, Mr. J. H. F. Bacon, A.R.A., and of her inadequate means of support.


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The Witness - Friday, 17 July, 1914


CLARKE--WALLACE -- July 9, 1914, at St. John's Church, Newtownbreda, by the Rev. Charles Davey, B.A., Alexander Findlater, son of the late Rev. William Clarke, Bangor, and of Mrs. Clarke, Kinvara, Osborne Park, Belfast, to Louise Stewart, eldest daughter of the late J. W. Wallace and Mrs. Wallace, Bergendal, Rosetta Park, Belfast.

M'CAW--GILMORE -- July 8, 1914 (by special licence), at the residence of the bride's uncle, The Strand, Killyleagh, by the Rev. Thomas M'Caughan, Daniel, third son of the late Alex. M'Caw, Craignamaddy, to Mabel, eldest daughter of the late Samuel W. Gilmore, Philadelphia, U.S.A.


BARRON -- July 15, at the Manse, Whitehouse, Belfast, Mary, wife of the Rev. Robert Barron, D.D., and daughter of the late Rev. Professor Watts, D.D., Assembly's College, Belfast. Funeral to Carnmoney Cemetery on to-morrow (Saturday), leaving Manse at 10-15 o'clock. Service in Whitehouse Presbyterian Church at 10-30 o'clock.

CHAMBERS -- July 11, 1914, at her residence, 35, Rathmines Road, Eliza, widow of the late Thomas Clarke Chambers, formerly of Belfast. Funeral private. "For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain." -- Phil. i. 21.

FENTON -- July 12, 1914, at Bangor Hospital (the result of an accident), David John Fenton, 27, Thorndale Avenue, Belfast, and Grattan & Co., Ltd., Belfast, beloved husband of Annie M. Fenton. Interred in Carnmoney Churchyard, 14th July, 1914.

BARKLEY -- June 27, 1914, at New Orleans, La., John, third son of the late William M. Barkley.

BARRETT -- July 9, at Scarva, Isabella, wife of Joseph Barrett, Principal Scarva National School.

BEGGS -- July 10, at 6 and 8, Danube Street, Annabel!a, relict of the late Thomas Beggs, late of Ravarnette, Lisburn.

BOOTH -- July 13, at Cedar Mount, Dunmurry, Thomas Rodgers Booth.

CAMERON -- July 11, 1914, at, 8, Willowfield Gardens, Mary, the beloved wife of Nathaniel Cameron.

CROZIER -- July 12, at her residence, 103, Woodstock Road, Rosanna Jellie (Annie), the eldest daughter of Francis and Sarah Crozier.

DAVISON -- July 11, at No. 84, My Lady's Road, Frederick, James Davison (Freddy).

DICKEY -- July 8, at Rose Cottage, Broomhedge, John Dickey.

DUGAN -- July 9, at Belfast Road, Comber, Mary, relict of the late John Dugan.

EDGAR -- July 9, at 175, Mill Street, Hilden, Lisburn, Samuel Edgar.

FORSYTH -- July 12, at his residence, Straid, Ballyclare, Rev. T. J. Forsyth, late of Lisburn.

FORSYTH -- July 12, at Straid, Ballyclare, Rev. T. J. Forsyth, late of Lisburn.

HOGG -- July 13, at 16, Park Place, Ormeau Road, Belfast William J. Hogg.

MITCHELL -- July 14, at Ballylesson Rectory, Elizabeth Dawson, wife of Rev. George Patton Mitchell, M.A., Rector of Drumbo.

M'CULLOUGH -- July 15, at Purdysburn, William R., eldest son of David M'Cullough.

M'MILLEN -- July 13, at Castletown, Ahoghill, James M'Millen.

M'MULLEN, July 12, at 17, Newington Avenue (of meningitis), Albert Victor, youngest son of William M'Mullen.

PAYNE -- July 10, at Brighton (suddenly), Mrs. J. C. C. Payne, Belgravia House, Ulsterville Avenue, Belfast.

SCOTT -- July 12, at Garland Avenue, Lurgan, William John Scott.

SMYTH -- July 13, at Lenaderg, Banbridge, Emma, wife of William Smyth.

SPENCE -- July 15, at St. Mary's Vicarage, John Spence, Archdeacon of Connor.

SPINKS -- July 14, at Toher, Co. Cavan, Jane, elder daughter of the late Nugent Spinks.

STEWART -- July 9, at 36, Glantane Street, Evelyn, daughter of Samuel Stuart.

STEWART -- July 13, at 197, New Lodge Road, Mary, wife of William John Stewart.

THOMPSON -- July 8, 1914, at her residence, Fincairn, Jane, daughter of the late John T. Thompson, of Fincairn, Feeny, County Londonderry.

WILSON -- At Mulladry, Derryhale, Portadown, William Wilson, aged 83 years.

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ENTRICAN -- July 16, at Whitby, Lillie, dearly-beloved daughter of the late Samuel Entrican and Mrs. Entrican, 33, Botanic Avenue, Belfast. Interred at Whitby. "His servants shall serve Him."




When a motor was passing Drumagreagh, about three miles south of Glenarm, it ran over a little child of Mr. Joseph M'Evoy's, breaking one of the little thing's legs and causing other serious injuries.

About two o'clock on Sunday morning an outbreak of fire was discovered in the dwelling-house occupied by Mr. Francis Hughes, Anne Street, Dungannon. The outbreak was ultimately quelled by means of a minimax extinguisher.

The marriage arranged between Lieut.-Commander Thomas Roderick Fforde, R.N., son of the late Mr. James Fforde, of Raughlin, County Armagh, and of Mrs. Fforde and Joan, youngest daughter of the late Colonel Thomas Waring, will take place at Waringstown, County Down, on the 30th inst.

Dr. Samuel Wallace, Coroner for South Down, held an inquest at Bangor on Monday into the circumstances attending the death of David John Fenton, sixty-three, 27, Thorndale Avenue, Belfast. It appeared from the evidence that deceased was thrown off a car in Hamilton Road, the base of his skull being fractured. A verdict of accidental death was returned.

On Wednesday, the 8th inst., the Ulster Volunteer nurses of Newtownstewart, Plumbridge, and Rylands (half-company) had a field day at Strawhulter, about two miles from Newtownstewart. Rain fell heavily early in the afternoon, but this did not deter a large number of Red Cross corporals and stretcher-bearers from attending to assist in the field practice.

A very hearty welcome was accorded to Sir Pieter and Lady Stewart-Bam by the estate staff when they arrived at their beautiful residence at Ards, County Donegal, on Friday last, with the young heir and his sisters. At the home farm entrance lodge there was a magnificent arch beautifully decorated with evergreens and flowers and streamers of various colours, and floral letters in Irish characters -- "Caed mille failthe."

Last week a serious accident occurred to a respectable farmer named Mr. W. S. Davis, of Sheerygroom. When proceeding home in charge of a horse and cart part of the harness got loose, and in replacing it he was thrown out of the cart and the wheel passed over his body. Dr. Elliott, of Cookstown, and a specialist from Belfast were summoned and found that three of his ribs were broken. He is now on the fair way towards recovery.

At Cavan Assizes last week -- before Lord Justice Holmes -- the Cavan County Council appealed against a decree for 95, to be rated off the county at large in respect of the malicious burning of Ballyjamesduff Protestant Church, and 6 compensation for a surplice, stole, and university hood, belonging to the rector, Rev. William Flannery, which were destroyed in the fire. His Lordship affirmed the decree of the County Court Judge in respect of the malicious burning of the church, but reversed the decision in respect of the decree for 6 for the surplice, &c.

At the monthly meeting of Portadown Technical Committee Miss M. Aiken, B.A., Camlough, was appointed assistant teacher in the domestic economy department at a commencing salary of 80, rising by 5 annually to 100. The principal (Mr. J. G. Edwards) was reappointed for the coming year at a salary of 360. The following teachers were also appointed -- Messrs. J. A. Wightman, 180; J. L. T. Getz, 180; H. Unsworth, 140; E. Remington, 140; Miss G. Scott, 115; Miss A. M'Bain, 110; Mr. James Farr, 35 for the session; and Miss O. Dowey, 45 for the session.

Sergeant Frazer, Cullybackey, and others were engaged on Tuesday and Wednesday in a search for a man named John Lowery, a hawker, of Dunminning, who disappeared somewhat mysteriously in the country on Monday last. It is alleged that while Lowery was driving along the road in the neighbourhood of Dunminning Orange Hall he discharged a number of revolver shots, one of which struck John Lynn, aged seventeen years, who, with two other lads, was standing at the hall waiting for the appearance of the loyal Orange lodge to join in the anniversary celebrations. The bullets entered Lynn's leg about the knee.

A serious accident, which might easily have had fatal consequences, took place in Dungannon on the 9th inst. after the conclusion of the weekly market. It would appear that two horses and carts were approaching each other in Thomas Street when the animals became frightened at a passing motor car. They dashed into each other with great violence, with the result that both animals fell and the carts were overturned, the wheels of the vehicles being actually separated from the body. The occupants were thrown out on the roadway, but fortunately escaped without severe injury, but one woman fainted with the shock. The goods in the carts, including a quantity of delph, were smashed.

A sad fatality took place near Dungannon on the 9th inst. It appears that a farm labourer named James Williamson was returning from Tamnamore bog seated on a load of turf. The man was in the employment of Mr. Henry Atkinson, Brookfield, and lived in the townland of Cavan, near Killyman. When, passing through Coleannon some turf broke from the load and fell on the horse's back, causing the animal to become restive. As a result the backband of the harness broke, and the horse bolted. Williamson endeavoured to get off the load, but somehow fell, and the wheel of the cart passed over his back, inflicting internal injuries. He lived but a quarter of an hour after the occurrence. Constable Galvin, who was on patrol duty, at once reported the sad affair at Laghey Barracks, and Sergeant Cunningham had the remains conveyed home and also communicated with the Coroner. The deceased leaves a widow, who is incapacitated for work, as she has only one arm, and three children, the eldest of whom is but eight years at age, and their bereavement is consequently a very heavy one.


Four schoolboys were bathing in the River Weaver at Audlem, Cheshire, when one of them, a boy named Simcock, sank and was drowned?

Vice-Admiral Sir F. C. Dovetail Sturdee has been appointed to be Chief of the War Staff at the Admiralty, in succession to Admiral Sir Henry B. Jackson.

Mr. Matthew Oliver, a local preacher, after concluding his sermon at Newshaw United Methodist Chapel, Northumberland, on Sunday night, dropped dead in the pulpit.

A marriage has been arranged between the Hon. Ralph Beckett, only son of Lord Grimthorpe, and Mary, youngest daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Archdale, late 12th Lancers, of Ode Lodge, Eastbourne.

Under the Insurance Acts disablement benefit (5s a week) is, for the first time, payable as from Monday last under the same conditions as sickness benefits, and beginning after the twenty-six weeks' sickness benefits ends.

The "London Gazette" announces that Sir Howard Vincent and Sir Edward Lyell, two of the new peers who figured in the birthday honours list, have taken the respective titles of Baron D'Abernon of the County of Surrey, and Baron Lyell of Kinnordy, in the County of Forfar.

Two domestic servants named Ina Shields and Jeanie Johnstone, employed by family visitors at Ballantrae, Ayrshire, were drowned while bathing at the mouth of the River Stinchar on Sunday morning. Shields belonged to Glasgow and Johnstone was a native of Turriff.

Mr. Hucks, the well-known aviator, avoided a serious mishap at Scarborough. He had looped the loop at a low altitude when his engine stopped, In planing down he avoided the crowd on the sands and landed on a narrow and almost deserted strip of sand beneath the cliffs.

The final valuation of the estate of Sir Julius Wernher, which is now being concluded, will occasion surprise. It may be remembered that the estate was provisionally valued at 5,000,000, but it is understood, says the "Daily Telegraph," that the revised estimate will set its value at over 11,500,000.

W. Bursdon, aged six, daughter of a railway clerk, died in Swansea Hospital on Friday from a revolver bullet wound accidentally inflicted by her seven-year-old brother at Aberavon yesterday. The family were camping out, and the boy got hold of this revolver he fired at his sister, not knowing it was loaded.

While walking from his lodgings to the court for Sussex Assizes at Lewes on Friday, Mr. Justice Darling was run into by a butcher boy cyclist. His lordship escaped by catching hold of the barrier of the machine, and after administering a caution to the lad about ringing his bell and riding carefully he resumed his walk.

Mr. Wm. Keys, a well-known Athy postman, has had a novel experience. On opening a pillar-box at Kilcrow he found that it had been taken possession of by a swarm of bees. He immediately re-locked the door, and cycled to Athy, whence an expert returned with him, and, taking out the queen bee, secured the swarm in a hive.

The death occurred at Brighton on Monday afternoon of the oldest member of the English Bar, Mr. William Augustus Gordon Hake. The deceased gentleman, who was a cousin of General Gordon, was in his 104th year. He was born at Exeter on April 5th, 1811, and, after attending Lewes Grammar School, studied at the University of Paris. He was called to the Bar in 1835.

The Great Central Railway steamer Staveley arrived at Grimsby on Friday from Antwerp with hee starboard bow badly damaged, as the result of a collision in a fog to earlier in the day with a steamer supposed to belong to Goole. The collision occurred about sixty miles off Spurn Head, and the other steamer continued her voyage. Upon being docked this Staveley was found to have sustained a big rent extending almost to the water line.

In commemoration of their Majesties' visit to Glasgow and Lanarkshire Lord and Lady Newlands are giving a sum of 25,000 to the Western Infirmary, Glasgow, to complete the endowment of the Lady Hozier Convalescent Home at Lanark. The Lady Hosier Convalescent Home (which is managed by the Western Infirmary) was in 1891 built, equipped and partially endowed by the late Lord Newlands (then Sir William Hozier) in memory of his wife.

A fire broke out on Sunday in one of the coal bunkers of the cruiser Minerva lying alongside Portsmouth Dockyard. The discovery was made four hours before the outbreak could be subdued, forty tons of coal having to be removed ere the seat of the fire was reached. The access of air fanned the flames, and the steel sides of the bunker were aglow. Two stokers were rendered unconscious by the fumes, but they recovered. Not much damage was done by the fire.

Lieutenant Gill, of the Royal Flying Corps, was flying a Sopwith machine at the Fort-Grange Military Aviation Station, Gosport, on Friday afternoon, with Captain Bremner, Royal Engineers, as passenger, when about 40ft in the air the aeroplane suddenly took a nose dive and descended with considerable force. The machine was considerably damaged, and Contain Bremner sustained a fractured leg and injuries to his head, necessitating his removal to Portsmouth Military Hospital. Lieutenant Gill escaped with minor injuries and a severe shaking. The Fort-George Station has only recently been established.


Sofia, Wednesday. -- Shots occurred yesterday between Bulgarians and Servians on the frontier.

Larnaca, Wednesday. -- The main portion of the British Mediterranean Fleet sailed for Alexandretta to-day.

Berlin, Saturday. -- The death is announced of Professor Dr. Julius Dodenberg, for many years Editor of the "Review Deutsche Rundschau."

Batavia, Wednesday. -- The Chinese Colony has appealed to China, to prevent the shooting of gamblers !and the invasion of the Colony by the Dutch police.

Berlin, Tuesday. -- The aviator Oelerich has set up a new world's record. Ascending from Lindenthal Flugpdatz, Leipzig, he attained an altitude of 7,500 metres (24,500 feet) in two hours.

Paris, Wednesday. -- Miss Hilda Horsman, an English girl, aged twenty-one, was killed yesterday near the St. Antoine Station. She fell in front of a locomotive, and was crushed to death.

Meaux, Wednesday. -- A man who tried to descend from a balloon, while passing over a wood here, in connection with the national fete celebrations, failed to grasp the branches of a tree and was killed.

Vienna, Friday. -- A message from Belgrade says that the Servian newspaper "Stampa" asserts that ten thousand people have been killed and wounded in Bosnia during attacks on the Servians by armed hordes.

New York, Saturday. -- Judge Hand ruled yesterday in the Federal District Court that Titanic claimants may withdraw their Admiralty suits here, and file them in the British Courts under the (British) Campbell Liability Act.

Paris, Wednesday. -- M. Poineare and M. Viviani will leave here at midnight for Dunkirk. The President and M, Viviani will embark on the Dreadnought France tomorrow morning at six o'clock, on their voyage to Russia.

San Francisco, Saturday. -- Warrants have been issued for the arrest of Mr. C. K. Field, Editor of the "Sunset Magazine;" Mr. R. J. Fowler, an aviator; and Mr. R. D. Scott, a photographer, on a charge of taking photographs of the Panama Canal fortifications and publishing the pictures.

Washington, Wednesday. -- Advices have reached here that the United States gunboat Princeton, while engaged in surveying work, struck a rock off the coast of Samoa. The vessel was so badly holed that it had to be beached to prevent its sinking. The Princeton has a crew of 150.

Paris, Wednesday. -- According to the Aden correspondent of the "New York Herald" (Paris edition), the garrison of Burao is being strengthened for fear of a possible attack by the Mad Mullah, who has concentrated his forces in the vicinity. Burao is situated in the heart of British-Somaliland, about eighty miles from Berbera.

Vienna, Friday. -- The newspapers state that the result of the inquiry into the Sarajevo outrage will be made public immediately on its conclusion, and part of the evidence will be brought to the knowledge of the Servian Government, which will be requested to support the inquiry with the view to discovering and punishing the guilty parties.

New York, Saturday. -- Advices from Hammondsport, N.Y., state that the experimental pontoons which have been fitted to the aeroplane on which Lieutenant Porte will attempt to cross the Atlantic have proved a failure, the weight of the floats preventing the machine from rising from the water. The pontoons are to be modified before another test is made.

Batavia, Saturday. -- The steamer Tahman, a well-known tourist vessel, while on her way from Australia, for Java, was caught in a cyclone. For many hours she was tossed about like a ball, and the passengers were seized with panic. The steamer was saved by the splendid seamanship of the officers and crew. Some of the latter were injured.


On Tuesday afternoon a somewhat serious cycling accident occurred in Newry, as the result of which Mr. Thomas Dowdall, licensed vinter, Monaghan Street, sustained a fracture of one of his collar bones and other injuries.



Outrage and intimidation.

Addressing the Grand Jury at the opening of Kerry Assizes, Mr. Justice Kenny said there were eight cases to be disposed of and with one exception, all of them were of a serious character. There was one case of alleged manslaughter, one case of murder, three cases of arson, one case of unlawful assembly. As to the general condition of the county, he was informed by the police that nine persons were receiving constant police protection, six persons were receiving protection by patrol, and he regretted to say that the official returns showed there had been five cases of arson, ten cases of threatening letters and notices within the last four months. However, the number of reported cases of serious crime since last Assizes had decreased, and the County Inspector told him that the county was in quiet and peaceable condition, and on the report he congratulated them.


On Monday a youth named Thomas Rafferty, residing in Coalisland, was walking along the canal basin, when he was seized with sudden illness, and fell into about twelve feet of water. Sergeant Gannon and Constable M'Brien, of the County Sligo force jumped into the water and, with the assistance of Constable Lynch, rescued the lad.



Lady Hardinge, wife of the Viceroy of India, died on Saturday at a nursing home in London, following on operation on Wednesday for an internal complaint. The operation was successful, but her ladyship succumbed to the resultant shock. Her death, on account of its suddenness, comes as a great shock to relatives and friends. She was Lady-in-Waiting to Queen Alexandra, who had made constant inquiries as to her progress, and was inexpressibly shocked when informed, of her untimely death. Lady Hardinge was a daughter of the first Lord Alington. The news of the death of her ladyship was conveyed to the King and Queen. And Lady Meux, Lady Hardinge's sister, has received messages of sympathy from their Majesties, Queen Alexandra, and other members of the Royal family.

News of Lady Harding's death has been received at Simla with the deepest regret. All entertainments have been postponed, and there is the greatest sympathy for the Viceroy. Owing to her Excellency's severe illness, says Router, an entertainment to some thousands of Indian children in honour of the Viceroy's recent birthday was postponed at the last moment on Saturday afternoon. The children, who had meanwhile assembled, offered up prayers for her ladyship's recovery.



Many will deeply regret to learn of the death of Mrs. R. Barron, wife of the highly-esteemed minister of Whitehouse Presbyterian Church. The sad event took place on the 15th inst., after a long and trying illness, which was borne with the utmost patience and resignation. Mrs. Barron was a daughter of the late Professor Watts, Assembly's College, and the training she received in her Christian home fitted her for the important position she had later to fill as a minister's wife. For many years she took a very active interest in the Zenana Mission, for which she was corresponding secretary, and as such she was brought into close touch with almost every congregation of the Assembly.

It was only when failing health necessitated rest that she very reluctantly tendered her resignation, to the deep regret of all those with whom she had been associated. It was, however, amongst the members of her own congregation that her best work for the Church was done. No minister ever had a truer helper, and no one was ever more beloved by those with whom they came in contact. The sorrow amongst the Whitehouse congregation is very acute, and far beyond that circle there are many who feel that in Mrs. Barron's death they have lost one of their truest and best friends. We tender to Dr. Barron and all the relatives our most sincere sympathy in their bereavement. It may be added that Mrs. Gibson, wife of Rev. J. W. Gibson, Broadway, is Mrs. Barron's only sister.



The remains of the late Lady Hardinge were removed on Wednesday from London to South Park, Penshurst, for burial. Many of the immediate relatives of the family also left, and there was a profusion of beautiful wreaths. Later a large number of others attending the funeral journeyed by train from Victoria Station, these including the representatives of the King and Queen and Queen Alexandra.

Queen Alexander, the Empress Marie of Russia, and Princess Victoria attended a service held at the Chapel Royal, St. James' Palace, by permission of the King, in memory of Lady Hardinge. There was a very large congregation. Most of the members of the various Royal Households attended, and those present included Earl Kitchener, Earl Curzon of Kedleston, the Marquis of Lansdowne, the Prime Minister and Mrs. Asquith, and Sir Edward Grey.



The death has taken place with tragic suddenness of the Rev. Robert Bridges Smith, for the past thirty-five years minister of Cranshawe Parish Church, Berwickshire. He had just entered the manse after being engaged for some time in has garden, and was conversing with his daughter when he suddenly expired. He was one of the oldest and most popular ministers in Berwickshire.



Much sympathy is felt for Mr. S. M'Cleland and family on the death of his wife, which took place on the 7th inst. Her demise in the prime of life, after a lingering illness, borne with much patience, has caused wide-spread sorrow throughout the neighbourhood, as was shown by the numerous letters of condolence and extraordinarily large attendance at the funeral to Magherally Churchyard where the interment took place. Rev. J. D. Martin and Rev. D. M. M'Connell officiated at the house, and Rev. S. J. M'Kay, Drumgooland, at the graveside. The chief mourners were Mr. S. M'Clelland (husband), John Alfred, William, and James M'Clelland (sons); James Macauley, Belfast; William Macauley, Moneyslane; John Macauley, L.P.S.I., Downpatrick (brothers); R. G. Todd, Belfast (brother-in-law); William Nelson, Knockgorm (uncle); Ebenezer and John Nelson, W. J. and Hugh Flack, Armagh; Matthew Macauley, Closkelt: Jas. Macauley, Drumadonald; Samuel Herron, Dechomet; Robert Smith, James Smith, David Smith, Knockgorm; William Smith, V.S., Dromore (cousins); George Wallace, Shanrod; Samuel Johnson, Killaney; T. B. Wallace, solicitor, Dromore; William Spiers, Shankhill; Moses Spiers, Rathfriland; John Spiers, Drumgreenan; William John Hanna, Ballykeel; and other relatives. Beautiful wreaths from relatives were laid on the grave.



Ex-Lady Mayoress.

The death occurred on Friday with tragic suddenness of Mrs. Farrell, wife of Alderman Farrell, ex-Lord Mayor of Dublin. It appears that the deceased lady was in her usual health on retiring at 10-30 on Thursday night, and the tragic discovery that she had passed away during the night or early morning came as a terrible shock to her family and friends. The best medical assistance was immediately in attendance, but the lady was then beyond all human aid. Mrs. Farrell was a daughter of Mr. Redmond, grocer and purveyor, Richmond Place, Dublin. There are six young children to mourn her loss. Another pathetic feature of the occurrence is that her eldest daughter, Miss May Farrell, left home for the first time last week for Belgium to attend a School there.




Evidence as to the finding of mysterious documents at sea was given at the Board of Trade inquiry at Hull into the loss of the trawlers Angus and Desdemona, belonging to the Hellyers Steam Fishing Company. With respect to the Angus, it was stated that she boarded fish on a cutter in the North Sea fishing grounds on November 17 in order to start for home, as she was short of coal, and since that day she had never been seen. The weather set in bad after the boarding.

Mr. Saxelby, for the Board of Trade, stated that certain documents had been picked up on the Norwegian coast and sent to the Foreign Office, and from one of them it appeared that the Angus was lost as the result of a collision at sea. A document was found in a bottle on the coast of Norway in hand-writing which had been identified as that of the second engineer of the Angus. The message was written on the back of one slip of paper provided by Messrs. Hellyers. The note stated "Steamship Angus all hands mutiny collision with foreign barque sinking."

Mr. Saxelby said the note was picked up in the bottle bearing the name of a Hull firm of bottlers. If the document was genuine, as he had no reason to doubt, he thought it was sufficient evidence that the vessel sank after collision. Other bottles had been picked up, including one with the message "Stranded. Come at oce," and another said "God knows when we shall meet."

With respect to the Desdemona, it was stated that she left Hull on November 6 for the North Sea fishing grounds, and she was seen on December 3 for the last time. There was a heavy sea at the time, and the wind was blowing a hurricane. On the following day wreckage and bodies were seen in the vicinity, but they were not the bodies of the Desdemona's crew.

The inquiry was adjourned. The inspector will report his decision to the Board of Trade.



On Saturday night a daring shooting outrage took place about five miles from Loughrea, four men being fired at from behind a hedge, on returning home about 11-30 p.m., shortly after leaving the house of Mr. Bernard Ward, Kiltulla. A man named James Ward, Kilariff, a brother of Mr. Bernard Ward, was seriously injured, having received sixteen pellets in the right leg. He was conveyed back to his brother's house, and on Sunday morning was attended by Dr. Crowley, Loughrea, who extracted some of the pellets. The other men, escaped uninjured. The police are investigating the matter, but so far no arrests have been made. The outrage is believed to be the outcome of some dissatisfaction with the division of the outside lands on the Dunsandle estate some time ago.



Boy Killed on the Line.

A shocking accident, and one which, unfortunately, was attended by fatal consequences, occurred at the Finaghy Halt, on the Great Northern Railway, yesterday, the victim being a thirteen-year-old lad named Bickerstaff, who resided in the vicinity.

It appears that the boy was crossing the line, and failed to observe the approach of the 9-35 train from Newcastle, and was knocked down and instantly killed by the front portion of the engine. A doctor was brought on the scene at once, but the unfortunate lad was beyond all human aid, his body being practically cut to pieces.

An inquest will be held in due course.


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The Witness - Friday, 24 July, 1914


EMERSON--MERCER -- July 22, at Malone Presbyterian Church, Belfast, by the Rev. T. A. Smyth, B.A., assisted by the Rev. J. Murphy (brother-in-law of the bridegroom), Herbert Emerson, M.B., second son of the late Robert Emerson, Tandragee, to Helen Findlay (Nellie), fourth daughter of the late John Mercer, 4, Ireton Street, Belfast.

MANN--SIMPSON -- July 1, 1914, at River View Presbyterian Church, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, by the Rev. R. G. M'Kay, B.A., William, second son of William Mann, Goland, Armagh, to Victoria, youngest daughter of James Simpson, The Nurseries, Monkstown, Co. Dublin.

STEPHENS--CORRY -- July 22, at Elmwood Church, Belfast, by the Rev. David Purves, D.D., assisted by the Rev. D. A. Taylor, D.D., John Kyle, third son of William H. Stephens, Ardshane, Holywood, County Down, to Ethel, youngest daughter of Robert W. Corry, J.P., Benvue, Windsor Park, Belfast.


M'NEILL -- July 21, at 33, Thorndale Avenue, Larne, William M'Neill, aged 80 years. Interred in M'Garel Cemetery on Thursday, 23rd July.

ADAMSON -- July 21, at Stonyfaul, Ellen, widow of the late Joseph E. Adamson.

ALLINGHAM -- July 18, at 159, Springfield Road, Belfast, Beatrice, widow of the late Edward Allingham, M.B.

BELSHAW -- July 21, at Rockdene, Knocknadona, Lisburn, Hugh Hastings, infant son of William Belshaw.

BROWNE -- July 18, at St. Helen's, Clifton Road, Bangor, Martha, wife of Frederick Browne, of 106, Royal Avenue, Belfast.

CLARKE -- July 20, at Newcastle, Robert Clarke, Mountain View Terrace, Banbridge.

CRAWFORD -- July 16, at Budore, Jane, daughter of the late James Crawford, aged 65 years. HUGH CRAWFORD.

CUMMING -- July 5, at Boca Grande, Florido, Gulf of Mexico, William Cumming, Engineer, ss. Torr Head, drowned while bathing, late of Dundalk.

DINSMORE -- At Oak Tavern, Bushmills, James Dinsmore, aged 76 years.

DOWTHER -- July 20, at Private Nursing Home, Sarah Annie, wife of Sam Dowther, Whitehead, and eldest daughter of Mrs. Ruddell, North Parade, Belfast.

EAKIN -- July 17, 1914, at Derrydamph, Bailieboro', Essie, the beloved wife of Samuel W. Eakin.

EDGAR -- July 14, at Beachmount, Stranraer, John C. Edgar (late of Manchester), in his 79th year.

GRACEY -- July 17, at Drumgor, Lurgan, Rebecca, fourth daughter of William J. Gracey.

GRAHAME -- May 31, at Waikouaiti, New Zealand, Alexander Grahame, M.B., second son of the late Jackson H. Grahame, Derryvolgie Avenue, Belfast.

HILL -- July 14, at Erryrow, Castleblayney, Rachel A. J., the eldest and dearly beloved daughter of Joseph and Maggie Hill. "Suffer the little children to come unto Me."

JEFFERSON -- July 19, at 31, Antrim Street, Lisburn, Agnes, widow of the late Edward Jefferson.

JENKINS -- July 16, at Station Road, Larne, Elizabeth, wife of ALexander Jenkins.

MAIRS -- July 20, at Gawley's Gate, Lurgan, Selina, wife of David Mairs.

MISKIMIN -- July 16, at Ballyhome, Bangor, John Miskimin, of 1, Newington Avenue, Belfast.

MacMURRAY -- July 19, at Hertford, England, Jane M'Connell MacMurray, wife of Robert MacMurray, J.P., formerly of Glynn Park, Carrickfergus, and daughter of the late Richard Eagleson, of Belfast, and granddaughter of the late James M'Connell.

M'BRIDE -- July 17, at his father's residence, Spencer Street, Holywood, Henry M'Bride, in his 24th year.

M'KEAN -- July 18, at Laragh House, Castleblayney, Helen, wife of James M'Kean.

M'LEAN -- July 15, at 80, Haypark Avenue, Robert M'Lean (late of Oldpark Road).

PYPER -- July 18, 1914, at his residence, Bellevista, Cliftonpark Avenue, Rev. John Pyper, aged 84 years.

ROSS -- July 16, 1914, at his residence, Osmond, Sydney, New South Wales, Hugh Ross, J.P., elder son of the late William Ross, County House, Lurgan, aged 74 years. (By cable.)

SEMPLE -- July 19, at Ballyvestor, Donaghadee, Luke Semple.

SHAW -- July 15, at 146, Upper Parliament Street, Liverpool, Hugh Thomas Shaw, M.D., D.P.H., D.T.M., youngest son of the late James Shaw, Oldpark Road, Belfast.

SHAW -- July 16, Jack, son of John Shaw, Kilbride, Cranmore Gardens.

SKINNER -- July 16, at 36, Donegall Pass, Nancy, widow of late Thomas Skinner.

THOMSON -- July 21, at Jennymount, Malone Road, Belfast, Elise, relict of the late Robert Cunningham Thomson, Esq., Castleton, Belfast, Captain 2nd Queen's Regiment, and eldest daughter of the late W. T. B. Lyons, Esq., B.L., of Oldpark, Belfast, and Brookhill, Lisburn.

WATSON -- July 19, at Maze, John, eldest son of the late Henry Watson.



The death took place suddenly on Wednesday at Delnies, near Nairn, of Colonel Sir Chandra Hoskyns, Bart., at the age of sixty-six. On Tuesday night Sir Chandos seemed to be in his usual health, but took suddenly ill yesterday morning and died in the course of the forenoon. Sir Chandos, who succeeded to the baronetcy about two years ago, was a constant visitor to Nairn, and only a week ago took possession of a fine mansion house which he had erected at Delnies, near Nairn. Sir Chandos was colonel in the Royal Engineers and had seen service in India. He served in the Jowaki campaign of 1877, and in the Afghan War of 1878-80, for both of which he held medals and clasps. He was married to a daughter of the late Mr. D. Macduff Latham, D.L. of Gourock.



The death took place at his residence, Shamore Road, Gilford, on Sunday, 18th inst., of Mr. James Graham. Deceased had for a long time suffered from a painful illness which he bore with Christian fortitude. A devoted member and communicant of the Presbyterian Church, he took a deep interest in all that concerned its welfare. He was for a number of years a member of the committee of Gilford Presbyterian Church. As an old citizen of the village he was honoured and respected for his sterling integrity of character. Of a quiet and retiring disposition, he held firmly to those principles of faith and religion of which he was so devoted an adherent. Whilst he did so, his was not the disposition to be unkindly towards those of a different faith. He was an employee in the firm of Dunbar M'Master & Co., Ltd., Gilford, for upwards of fifty years, during almost the whole of which time he held, with satisfaction to his employers, a position of trust. Failing health, however, having set in some time ago he was forced to relinquish the position, much to the regret of the firm he had so loyally served. His wife predeceased him some time ago. However, he married secondly, and is survived by a widow. Seven children, five boys and two girls, also survive. To the bereaved family the universal sorrow of the inhabitants of Gilford is extended, evidence of which was forthcoming by the attendance at the funeral, which took place on Tuesday evening. The remains were interred in Tullylish Churchyard. Rev. J. Cochrane M.A., gave a short address in the home, and also officiated at the graveside.




The installation of electric light marks a forward step in the progress of the town of Newcastle, County Down. On the 15th inst. the ceremony, of switching on the light was performed by the Countess Annesley.

(Patrick) M'Gurk, aged sixty-eight, of Cree[?], Lower Carland, near Dungannon, suffered the loss of three fingers and the [-?-] his right hand on the 15th inst. due to an ancient muzzle-loading gun exploding when he attempted to discharge it.

At Dungiven Petty Sessions Thomas B. [-?-], Derry, secretary of the Derry County [-?-] prosecuted John J. Devine, Feeny, [-?-] to make the necessary declaration [-?-] the licence duty in respect of a [-?-]. The Bench granted 1 special [-?-]

On the 16th inst. a serious motor accident occurred on the Carlingford Road, about one and a half miles outside Greenore, as a result of which Dr. J. P. Kean, J.P., [-?-] officer for Meigh dispensary district, [-?-] the Newry General Hospital in a very serious state.

On his way to visit Dr. Betty in [-?-], on Tuesday afternoon, William [-?-] of Boho, farmer and contractor, was suddenly seen to fall in Darling Street. He was carried into a house near by, and life was found to be extinct. He was aged [-?-] and death was due to heart disease.

[-?-] Clarke, rate-collector, Banbridge, died [-?-] at Newcastle on Sunday night. The man was on a visit to the seaside, having [-?-] Saturday afternoon. He was taken with a sudden illness during, Sunday [-?-] and though medical aid was immediately aquisitioned, he died from apoplexy in a few minutes.

A man named Robert Black, residing [-?-] Point, was riding a bicycle behind a motor car which was going from Glenarm to Cushendall, when the motor suddenly [-?-] causing Black to come into violent [-?-] with the back of the motor, and [-?-] him violently to the ground, the [-?-] young man sustaining injuries to his head and arms.

The tragically sudden death of a well-known and highly-respected North Antrim [-?-] [-?-] the subject of an inquest on [-?-] -- before Dr. J. C. Martin, J.P. -- [-?-] of Mr. Alex Calvin, aged sixty-[-?-] [-?-] of Cluntice, near Bushmills. Dr. [-?-y], J.P., attributed the cause of [-?-] heart and sudden failure of its [-?-] The jury found accordingly.

In the vicinity of Cockhill Chapel, on Sunday evening, a little boy [-?-] (M)Connell found a piece of dynamite which had been carelessly left by a farmer blasting rocks. Putting the [-?-] the centre of his left hand, the (boy proceeded) hammering it with a stone, [-?-] exploded, blowing off the thumb and [-?-] fingers of his left hand.

[-?-] of Maude Vaughan Archibald, [-?-]-old daughter of Water-Inspector [-?-] Archibald, Fountain Place, London(derry) [-?-] took place after she had been [-?-] horse attached to a milkcart on [-?-] evening, was investigated by Mr. [-?-], J.P., Deputy-Coroner, and [-?-] the inquest was adjourned pending the result of the post-mortem examination.

Mr. Robert Erskine, Clerk of the Newry and Warrenpoint Petty Sessions districts for the past thirty-four years, has resigned.

At Warrenpoint Petty Sessions on Tuesday Mr. R. Erskine; C.P.S., tendered his resignation of office, which was accepted.

On Friday evening a girl named M'Garry, about sixteen years of age, met with a serious cycling accident in Ardglass, as a result of which she sustained a fracture of the skull.

Several warships have been cruising in Carlingford Lough during the past week. Several vessels were held up, but he contraband was found. A number of the blue-jackets visited Newry on Saturday, and fraternised with some of the soldiers of the Cornwall Regiment.

In Derry on Saturday as a little three-year-old child named Maude Vanghan Archibald daughter of a Corporation official, was crossing the street it was run over and killed by a milk cart. The cart belonged to Mr. J. Gamble, Bridgend, and the driver, Charles Murphy, was arrested.

When Mr. Archibald Murphy, of Cloughraven, Bessbrook, one of the relieving-officers of the Newry Union, was wheeling a newly-born calf from the field to his farmhouse, the cow charged after him and knocked him down. In endeavouring to horn him the animal got down on her knees on his chest and bruised him severely.

The 2nd (Roe Valley) Battalion of the North Londonderry Regiment of the U.V.F. (which enjoys a numerical strength of about 850) established their first camp on Saturday at Benone, Magilligan, County Derry, occupying the admirably-situated spot where some weeks ago the despatch riders and the Ladies' Signalling Corps maintained camp life.

Early on Sunday morning the Crimean cannon on the banks of the Clanrye River, near the Town Hall, Newry, was discovered to be daubed with green paint, and had lettered on it "Ireland a Nation" and "Home Rule." The cannon, which is one of those captured at Sebastopol, is placed in the Protestant quarter of the town, and the act of vandalism is strongly resented.

Hale and hearty, and in full possession of all her mental faculties, there lives at Ballinahone, Armagh, Mrs. Robert Sommerville, who has just celebrated her 100th birthday. During her long career she has been blessed with, a robust constitution. She owes her wonderful longevity to her love of fresh air and sunshine, and to her exclusive use of plain, nourishing food.

A special meeting of the Strabane No. 1 Rural District Council was held on Tuesday -- Mr. Wm. Rankin, J.P. (chairman), presiding -- to consider a tender for the erection of forty of the labourers' cottages proposed to be built in the district, which had not been tendered for at the monthly meeting of the Council. The tender of Messrs. D. M'Caffrey & Co., Strabane, for the erection of the forty cottages, at a cost of 140 each, was unanimously accepted.

On Saturday evening a test mobilisation of the special service force of the Richhill Company, 1st Battalion Armagh Regiment, took place at Richhill. Shortly after eight o'clock the force was paraded on the Square, and the calling of the roll found every man present. The men were in full marching order, carrying all their equipment and small kit, and were armed with rifle and bayonet; they were also accompanied by their ambulance and signalling sections.


The funeral of Lady Isabella Rebecca Stewart, widow of Mr. A. J. B. Stewart, of Ards, County Donegal, took place at Hove on the 15th inst. last. The deceased lady, who was eighty-six years of age, was until a few years ago a prominent member of society in Brighton.

During the run of Burns' steamer from Glasgow to Londonderry early on Saturday, Anthony M'Ginley, a miner, coming over with his wife and three children to spend holidays in County Donegal, disappeared and was drowned. It seems there was a large number of Scottish excursionists on the steamer, and the party were enjoying themselves on deck when M'Ginley was missed. The affair was not reported to the officials for a quarter of an hour, and it was then too late to do anything.

At the Swansea Assizes a special jury awarded 825 damages against Thomas Maddocks, of Penarth, for injuries to a boy named Thompson aged nine, the only son of Claude Thompson, land agent, Wenvoe. The boy had his thigh broken as the result of defendant's motor car running into a governess car in which the boy was. Defendant, who is a well-known Cardiff footballer, said the plaintiff's pony became restive and turned towards the motor car as it approached. Defendant admitted that he had passed another motor car at a high speed because he was late for a cricket match at Wenvoe.

Miss Georgina Howard, a governess, of Finchley, was stepping off a tramway car there on Saturday night, when she was knocked down by a motor car and fatally injured. A singular occurrence followed the accident. After striking the lady the motor car mounted the pavement and demolished an electric section-box, the wires of which became mixed in such a way that all the metal part of the car became "alive," and it was threatened with destruction by fire. The task of removing the vehicle was too dangerous to be attempted until the current was shut off some time afterwards.

The annual rate of mortality in the ninety-seven great towns last week averaged 11.6 par 1,000. The rate in Belfast was 13.

At Manchester Cyril Elliott, aged fifteen, charged on suspicion of causing the death of his mother by shooting her with a pistol, was discharged. The Magistrate agreed with the Coroner's Jury that death was the remit of a pure accident.

On Monday Mr. Thos. Potts (55), schoolmaster at Durham, met a tragic death at Boar Cross, near Burton, where he was on a visit. Deceased had been shooting rabbits, and while resting against a fence he dropped his gun. The weapon went off, and the shot entering Potts' chest inflicted a wound which terminated fatally.

Despite the warning issued to the citizens of Dublin by the Engineering Department o the Corporation to economise water, the daily consumption of fourteen million gallons has not decreased. The level of the water in the reservoir at Roundwood was 8.02 feet below the sill yesterday. During the dry season of 1911 this low level was not reached until the 12th August. From this it will be seen that we are three weeks worse off this year than we were in 1911. The water in the reservoir fell steadily during last week, the total depth of the fall being 10½ inches.




The ss. Caledonia arrived at New York on July 20.

The ss. Columbia, from New York, arrived at Londonderry on July 19, and sails again for New York on July 25.

The ss Ausonia (Cunard steamer) leaves for New York on August 1.

The ss. Cameronia, from New York on July 18, is due home on July 26, and sails for New York on Angust.




On Monday a young man named William Gibson was tried on an indictment charging him with the manslaughter of William Fry, in Sandy Row, on the evening of the 8th May. Mr. John Gordon, K.C., M.P., and Mr. George Hill Smith (instructed by Mr. J. R. Moorhead, Crown Solicitor) prosecuted, and Mr. T. W. Brown and Mr. James Reid (instructed by Mr. John Graham) defended.

The Court was crowded during the hearing of the case.

Alexander Wright, 43, Earl Street, carter, stated that on the night in question he was going through Sandy Row in company with Wm. Fry, Samuel Bryans, and Jas. Anderson, when the prisoner came up to witness and tapped him on the shoulder. Witness had not known him before, but prisoner said, "I am informed you are three Roman Catholics," and witness said to Bryans, "Do you hear what this man said." Bryans told him to get his proofs, and the prisoner turned to a man and told him to "Go and fetch the fellow who sent us over." This man went away, and Gibson, after saying, "If you are three Roman Catholics I would not let you walk through Sandy Row," struck Bryans, knocking him down. He then slipped his foot behind Fry to trip him, struck him on the mouth with his fist, causing Fry to fall on his back.

Dr. Henry Hall, Royal Victoria Hospital, said when the deceased was admitted he was partially conscious. There was a bruise and a cut in it on the back of his head. He died the next day, and afterwards when the post-mortem, examination was held it was found there was a fracture of the base of the skull, which was the cause of death.

To Mr. Brown -- A fall on the road would cause that.

Mr. Brown, B.L., opened the case for the defence, suggesting that the Crown witnesses had not told quite an accurate story. From what the jury had heard though, they would come to the conclusion it was a sad case, and, further, that no man regretted the death of Fry more than prisoner did. His whole demeanour afterwards bore that out. What, however, caused the whole case was that Gibson had too much drink taken, and when Hobbs, making game of ham, told him there were three Catholics down there he followed the men down. When he stopped them Fry told him they were not Roman Catholics, whereupon Gibson, having found he had made a fool of himself, held out his hand, and said, "If that's so there's no harm done." But one of the men there -- Wright -- would not let them shake hands, and Fry struck Gibson on the nose.

Gibson was found guilty of manslaughter, with a strong recommendation to mercy.

The Judge asked the jury to retire again, and consult, and tell him what the recommendation meant.

This the jury did, and handed slip of paper to the Judge, and afterwards Mr. T. W. Brown said the accused had been in jail for six weeks.


At the Assizes on Wednesday -- before the Right Honourable Mr. Justice Dodd -- Dorothy Evans, the local organiser of the Women's Social and Political Union, was put forward on an indictment consisting of five counts for, as alleged, having in her possession materials for making an explosive substance, with intent to cause serious injury to property.

The prisoner kept up a continuous run of interruptions and objections, in consequence of which the trial could not be proceeded with, and his Lordship postponed the hearing until next Assizes, Miss Evans being remanded in custody.


The Right Hon. Mr. Justice Dodd sat in the Crown Court of the County Courthouse, on Saturday, and resumed the civil business of the County Antrim Assizes.

Major-General Sir Hugh M'Calmont, K.C.B., appealed against the decision of County Court Judge Craig, who, at the Belfast Quarter Sessions, on the 11th June, awarded him 4,000 in a claim under the Malicious Injuries Act for 11,000 compensation in connection with the burning of Abbeylands, Whiteabbey, alleged to have been fired by Suffragettes. The Antrim County Council were the respondents,

His lordship gave a decree for 5,000.


The Rev. Daniel M'Cashin, P.P., and the Rev. Wm. Dempsey, P.P., executors of the late Bishop Henry, appealed against a decision of Judge Craig, who allowed 3,000 in an application to recover 20,000 compensation for damage by fire to St. Colman's Sanatorium at Orlands, Carrickfergus. The respondents were the Antrim County Council.

The Judge granted 5,000 compensation.


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The Witness - Friday, 31 July, 1914


MACAULAY -- July 24, 1914, the wife of the Rev. J. J. Macaulay, B.A., Rathgar, Dublin -- a son.


BROWN--GREER -- July 20, at Cregagh Presbyterian Church, by Rev. D. Stewart, B.A., William Phoenix Brown, B.A., son of the late William Brown, Waringstown, Mary Thomasina (Mina), daughter of the late Thomas Greer, Culcavy, Hillsborough, and Mrs. Greer, Inglenook, Cregagh.

ELLIOT--MacCORKELL -- July 22, 1914, at Moville Presbyterian Church, by Rev. B. W. Ross, Burt, assisted by the father of the bride, John Elliott, Blackhaugh, Selkirkshire, second son of John Elliot, Meigle Clovenfords, to Mary Isabel, only daughter of Rev. Joseph and Mrs. MacCorkell, The Manse, Moville.


GILMORE -- July 29, 1914, at her brother's residence, The Fort, Killyleagh, Susanna, eldest daughter of the late James Gilmore. Funeral to Killyleagh Meeting-House Green, to-day (Friday), at 3 o'clock. ROBERT GILMORE.

ACHESON -- July 23, at Dunavon, Portadown, in her 63rd year, Harriett Glasgow, widow of the late John Acheson, J.P.

ANDERSON -- July 24, at Beech Hill, Newry, Richard John Anderson, M.A., M.D., J.P., Professor of Natural History, University College, Galway.

ARMSTRONG -- July 26, at 10, Beechmount Avenue, Agnes Jane, eldest daughter of Charles Armstrong.

ATKINSON -- July 27, at 7, College Gardens, John H. Atkinson, aged 92 years.

ATKINSON -- July 28, at Templeshambo Rectory Ferns, the Rev. Henry Kyle Atkinson, M.A., Rector, eldest son of the late Charles Atkinson, of Green Hall, Armagh, and 1, Montpelier Parade, Monkstown.

BROWN -- July 22, at Maxwell Court Mill, Comber, Samuel, husband of Margaret Brown.

CALLAGHAN -- July 28, at Bushmills, Matilda, relict of the late James Callaghan.

CLARKE -- July 23, at Thornbrook, Bangor, Isabella, widow of the late Rev. James King Clarke, Colonial and Military Chaplain, Ceylon, aged 89 years.

COCHRANE -- July 24, at Chichester Terrace, David Cochrane (late Ulster Bank).

CORRIGAN -- July 25, at Annamoy House, Blackwatertown, Anne, widow of the late Robert Corrigan.

CRYMBLE -- July 28, at Ballee, Downpatrick, Mary Logan, youngest daughter of Hugh Crymble.

FARREN -- July 25, at 27, Kerr Street, Portrush, Marion, wife of W. J. Farren, Portrush.

FERRIS -- July 27, at 4, Lindisfarne, Holywood, Alex. Ferris, of 39, Hopefield Avenue, Belfast.

GABBEY -- July 29, at 97, South Parade, Hugh Gabbey, aged 56 years.

GIBSON -- July 23, at Ballymoney Street, Ballymena, James Gibson.

HERDMAN -- July 25, at Church View, Holywood, Sarah, oldest daughter of the late James Herdman, Knockcairn, Glenavy.

HUGHES -- July 13, at Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.A., Samuel Hughes, Port Captain, second son of the late Captain John Hughes, and husband of Margaret E. Hughes, Thornmount, Greenisland.

JACKSON -- July 29, at Barnhill Terrace, Larne, Tillie, wife of J. Holmes Jackson.

JOHNSTON -- July 10, at Pomona, Los Angeles, John Johnston, youngest son of George Washington Johnston, Comber, Co. Down.

LONG -- July 23, at Loughview House, Lower Woodburn, Carrickfergus, Captain William Magill Long.

MANN -- July 29, at Corner House, Islandmagee, Captain David Mann, aged 72 years.

MOORHEAD -- July 28, at Moorfield, Knock, Belfast, Robert, second son of Robert Moorhead.

MORRISON -- July 25, at Saxonia, Holywood Road, Ellen, widow of the late James Morrison, Dundee.

M'COMB -- July 23, at Crone Cottage, Derriaghy, Lisburn, Eleanor, eldest daughter of the late George M'Comb, Lambeg Bleachworks.

PATEY -- July 21, at Cook's Hill, Mundesley, Norfolk, Marianne Mary (Cissy), aged 38 years, Widow of Ernest Patey, and eldest daughter of James M'Dowell, of Osborne Park, Belfast.

PATTEN -- At Trynanny, Glasslough, Annie, third daughter of the late Thomas Patten.

STRAIN -- July 29, at 7, Galwally Park, Belfast, Maria H., widow of the late David H. Strain.

VAUGHAN -- July 21, at Granville, Exmouth, Devon, Thomas Tweed Vaughan, Lieut.-Col., late Royal Artillery.

WILSON -- July 28, 1914, at her residence, Victoria Temperance Hotel, Castlederg, Jane, the beloved wife of William Wilson.



Staff Sergeant A. H. Ensell, of the Army Ordnance Corps attached to the Yorkshire Light Infantry, and J. W. Benson, musical instrument and arms dealer, were in Dublin on Saturday returned for trial, the former charged with stealing five rifles from Portobello Barracks, and Benson with receiving them knowing them to have been stolen. Bail was allowed Benson, but Ensell was detained on custody.



The death, has taken place in Dublin, after an operation, of Mr. James Crawford Ledlie, J.P., a former managing director of the Bank Buildings, and the sad news will cause sincere sorrow amid a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. Deceased, who was 57 years of age, was the eldest son of the late Mr. James Crawford Ledlie, and was for many years prominently identified with Messrs. Robertson, Ledlie, Ferguson & Co., Ltd. Belfast, being managing director of that flourishing firm for many years. When engaged in business in Belfast he resided at Holywood, but on his retirement some years ago he took up residence in Dublin. He is survived by his wife, three daughters, and one son, Mr. James Crawford Ledlie, who is manager of the Waterford branch of Messrs. Robertson, Ledlie, Ferguson, & Co., Ltd., and to these and to his brother, Mr. Alex. H. Ledlie, J.P. chairman of the Bank Buildings, we extend our sympathy in their bereavement.



The announcement of the death of Mr. Hugh Gabbey, which occurred on Wednesday at hie residence, 97, South Parade, Belfast, will be received with deep regret by a wide circle of friends. The deceased, who was fifty-six years of age, was the youngest son of the late Mr. Robert Gabbey, of Comber. Coming to Belfast at the age of sixteen years the deceased was for thirty years in the service of Messrs. Musgrave & Co., Mountpottinger, by whom he was held in the highest esteem. After having had charge of some of the leading departments in connection with the firm, deceased entered into business on his own account, representing a number of important cross-Channel firms. Mr. Gabbey was a prominent member of the Newtownbreda Unionist Club. Deceased leaves a widow and two young children.



The death took place at South Park, Ayr, on the 25th inst. of the Rev. Thomas Dykes, D.D., formerly minister of the parish of Ayr. Dykes, who would have been 84 years of age on Sunday, had a severe attack of bronchitis about two months ago, but he recovered from that and was apparently in his usual health till a fortnight ago, when he had a recurrence of his illness. On Thursday morning he became, weaker, and passed away quietly in the evening. Dr. Dykes retired from active duty in 1906. At that time he was the father of the Presbytery of Ayr, in the work of which body he all along took an active part. He was held in the highest esteem by all classes in the community, and especially by the poor, amongst whom he laboured incessantly in an unostentatious way. He was a man of supreme business tact and ability, and it is known that on one occasion he had the declinature of the Moderatorship of the Church of Scotland. One great service that Dr. Dykes rendered to the Church was the reform he effected in the mode of electing ministers. The scandalous scenes that used to be common under the old order of things are now unknown. He had also a good deal to do with the modernising of the musical part of the service of the Church. His sermons and his addresses at public gatherings in which he took part were always characterised by their terseness, and he was noted for his strict punctuality.




The first mobilisation of the Ulster Volunteers in County Donegal with rifles took place on Saturday under the command of the Earl of Leitrim.

On Saturday afternoon the time-honoured custom of holding an Orange demonstration on the last Saturday in July was observed by the brethren of the Markethill district at Cladymilltown, where a large crowd assembled in a field above the post office.

On Monday morning Mr. James Campbell, bank clerk, son of Mrs. Campbell, Commercial Hotel, Limavady, whilst shooting rooks in the neighbourhood of the town, managed in some way to discharge the weapon so that the bullet entered his right foot.

On the 23rd inst. Charles Woods, a tailor, residing in Hillview Terrace, Dungannon, was accidentally knocked down in Perry Street by a motor car. He was motored to the district hospital, where Dr. Marmion, J.P., inserted several stitches in his leg, which had been severely cut.

There were scenes of excitement in Rathfriland on the night of the 22nd inst., the occasion being the distribution of rifles and bayonets to the Rathfriland Company of the Ulster Volunteer Force, under the command of Mr. Joseph Trimble and Mr. Hubert Murphy. The company numbered over 100 men.

The Lurgan Board of Guardians have provided a special ward for persons who come into the workhouse under the influence of drink. The apartment is partitioned off from those adjoining with double sheeting, the intervening space being filled with sawdust to deaden the sound of the shouting which this type of "patient" usually indulges in.

An Orange demonstration under the auspices of Mullaglass L.O.L. No. 113 was held on Saturday evening in a field adjacent to the Mullaglass Orange Hall. Vigorous speeches were made by the Chairman, Rev. W. G. M'Intyre Newry; Mr. Hardy, C.E., Bessbrook; Rev. F. Johnston, Poyntzpass; Mr. Acheson Littlewood, Newry; Rev. Geo. Laverty, Tyrone's Ditches; and Rev. Henry Todd, Bessbrook.

On Saturday morning, about ten o'clock, James M'Nally was accidentally killed at Antrim Junction. It appears that he was engaged along the rails which pass into the goods section, and a shunting engine passed over him and greatly mutilated his body, death being instantaneous. Deceased was in the employment of the railway company many years as gaffer.

On Monday Dr. Mussen, J.P., Coroner, an inquest on the body of Mrs. Gillen, wife of Mr. Henry Gillen, publican, Crumlin, who died suddenly on Sunday. Evidence having been given by several witnesses, including Dr. Hunter, the jury found that death was due to syncope from excessive vomiting, result of gastric irritation. Deceased was much respected in the neighbourhood.

At Ballycastle on Monday Francis Fisher, Duncalter, and James Henry, Carey Mill, Ballycastle, were charged with malicious injury to the Rectory wall and flowers at Culfeightrin, and also injury to hay, the property of William Hutchinson, Broughinlea. It was decided to adjourn the case for a month and issue a warrant for the arrest of Dillon, a Crown witness who did not attend Court.

Saturday evening a woman named Mrs. Alice Taylor, aged about fifty-five years, together with a servant, was driving to Dunmurry in a farmer's cart, was taken suddenly ill at Andersontown. The ambulance was summoned and the woman was conveyed with ail speed to the Royal Victoria Hospital, but on arrival at that institution it was found that life was extinct.

"Scotch Night", at Portstewart was eagerly looked forward to. It is the occasion when the annual concert in aid of the Shipwrecked Mariners' and Fishermen's Society takes place, and each succeeding year the entertainment appears to gain in popularity. On the 23rd inst. the Cromie Institute was packed, when a really first class programme was submitted. Mr. A. G. Crawford, J.P., presided.

A child aged four years named Lily Adamson died rather suddenly at the residence of her mother, Mrs. Maria Adamson, Sandy Row, Gilford, on Sunday, having been ill only a few days. At the inquest Dr. Johnson said he was called in to see the child, but on his arrival it was dead. From his previous attendance he believed the cause of death was bronchitis. The jury found a verdict in accordance.

An extraordinary occurrence is reported from Carrigatt, Co. Donegal, on the estate of the Earl of Leitrim, where a memorial Celtic cross over the grave of the late Earl has been found to have the word "Home Rule" daubed in red paint over its base. The outrage (says the Central News) is inexplicable as the cross was erected by the tenantry, among whom Roman Catholics and Nationalists are in the majority. Moreover, the late Earl was extremely popular with the people.

District-Inspector Hanna, in Portadown on Monday, charged two young men named John Walsh and Thomas Espie with wrenching the knockers off the doors of the houses of the Rev. H. W. Perry and Mr. Robert Thompson on the night of the 15th inst. The Chairman said the majority of the magistrates were of opinion that the case had not been proven in such a way as would warrant them in convicting the defendants, and, therefore, they would dismiss both cases.

The remains of the late Mr. Robert Clarke, Mountain View Terrace, Banbridge, who died suddenly at Newcastle on the 20th inst. while on holidays, were conveyed from a late residence for interment in the Public Cemetery. The members of Masonic Lodge No. 119, of which deceased was a P.M., and Lodge No. 336, together with the members and Royal Arch Chapter No. 124, of which deceased was a P.K., preceded the remains to the cemetery, wearing crape armlets. The Rev. Thomas Boyd, B.A., minister of Scarva Street congregation, officiated at the graveside.

The funeral of the late Professor Richard John Anderson, of the University College, Galway, took place on Monday from his late residence, Beech Hill, to St. Patrick's Cemetery, Newry. His remains were enclosed in a heavily brass-mounted oak casket, on top of which were laid the floral tributes of sorrowing relatives and friends. The chief mourners were:-- Mrs. Anderson (widow), Mrs. Alex. Fisher (niece), Mr. Isaac Glenny (uncle), Mr. Herbert M'Crea, M.R.C.V.S., Derry (nephew): Mr. John M'Crea (brother-in-law), Master Lex Fisher (grand-nephew), Mr. William Little (cousin); and Messrs. Alexander Fisher, solicitor, Newry; Jim and Jack Best, William Ledlie, James M'Elroy, and John Smith (relatives).

On Tuesday morning a serious outbreak of fire occurred in Enniskillen, resulting in the total destruction of two three-storey dwellings in the main street.

A very sad occurrence took place at Omagh on Saturday evening, when a young man named Michael Joseph M'Mahon, Lisnamallard, a son of the town night watchman, dropped dead in High Street. The deceased was only twenty years of age.

Bryansford, usually a "nook of dreams," was on Tuesday full of most lively interest, when the Lady Marcia Jocelyn, daughter of the Earl and Countess of Roden, was married to Major Barclay-Black, of the Army Medical Corps, in Bryansford Church.

During the progress of the jumping competition at Banbridge Show on Tuesday, a portion of the general stand suddenly collapsed, and about forty spectators were precipitated to the ground. Two ladies sustained some injury, and had to be assisted off the field.

The wedding took place on Tuesday in Trory Parish Church, County Fermanagh, of Miss Jeannie Mary Richardson, daughter of Mrs. Richardson and the late Colonel Richardson, of Rossfad, County Fermanagh, and Mr. Allan F. Brooke, lieutenant in the Royal Horse Artillery, son of the late Sir Victor Brooke, Bart.

On Tuesday Mr. Sanford D. Cole (president) and Sir James Long, Commissioners appointed by the Board of Trade, held an inquiry in Londonderry into the Foyle pilotage areas and the working conditions of the pilots employed by the Londonderry Port and Harbour Commissioners as the local pilotage authority.

Last year the show held under the auspices of the Banbridge Farming Society was a record one, and if there was a slight falling off in the entries received for Tuesdays reunion, the fact must not be taken as indicating that the society is not progressing. On the contrary, this year's show was in advance of that held, two years ago, and well up to the other shows held.


At a meeting of the Fellows of All Souls' College, Oxford, on Saturday Mr. Francis Wm. Pember, Fellow and Estates Bursar of the college, was elected warden by the Fellows in place of the Right Hon. Sir Wm. Reynell Anson, Bart.

The death took place at his residence, St. Bridget's Rectory, Chester, last week, of the Venerable Archdeacon Edward Barber, rector of St. Bridget with St. Martin. Deceased, who is in his seventy-third year, is the third residentary Canon of Chester Cathedral who has died during the past six months.

Lord Belper died at his residence, Kingston Hall, Derby, yesterday morning, aged 74 years. He had been in failing health for some time. He succeeded his father in 1880. Throughout the last Unionist Administration Lord Belper was Captain of the Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms. He is succeeded by his only son, the Hon. Algernon Henry Strutt, an officer in the 2nd Life Guards.

Newcastle police have received information of a daring robbery of silver and copper to the amount of 100 from the Forth Goods Station, Newcastle. The money was enclosed in two boxes and consigned by a Newcastle bank to the Ashington branch, being left unguarded for a few minutes on Wednesday evening at the station, and disappearing despite there being a large number of people about.

It was reported on Friday from Oban that two men belonging to Tobermory, Dan MacAlister and Alexander Johnston, his brother-in-law, were drowned on Thursday at Loch Scridan, in the South-West of Mull. The two men, who possessed a boat each, and were very expert boatmen, were about thirty years of age, and well acquainted with the navigation of the Mull lochs. Some mystery attaches to the manner of their death.

Two tramcars collided at South Side, Blackfriar's Bridge, on Saturday, reuniting in considerable damage to the cars, and injury to two men. The cars were going to Greenwich and Peckham respectively. The former fame to a standstill, and the latter smashed into it. Many passengers in both cars were thrown about in all directions. Some complained of shock, and two men were taken to St. Bartholomew's Hospital. Traffic was greatly delayed. None of the injured were detained in hospital.


Norfolk, Va., Saturday. -- Sir Roger Casement, the Irish Volunteer leader, addressing a convention of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, stated that when the Volunteers were equipped with 160,000 rifles and ammunition Home Rule would become a reality. "We stand an armed Ireland," he said; "in other words, a free Ireland."

St. John, New Brunswick, Saturday. -- The tramway strike resulted in serious rioting during last night, the strikers attacking the militia called out to keep order, overturning several cars, and stoning the drivers. A portion of the electric light plant was also wilfully wrecked. Troops continued to patrol the darkened streets throughout the night.

Stettin, July 23. -- The steamer Berlin of the Swinemunde Steam Navigation Company, collided to-day near the Haff with the tug Ostsee. which was towing a large Swedish cargo steamer. The Ostsee was cut clean through, and sank immediately. As a result of the impact the Berlin also collided with the cargo steamer, and was so damaged forward that she began to sink. Great panic ensued among the passengers, of whom there were a considerable number. There appears to have been no loss of life, but several persons were injured.



The annual show at Lurgan, which will be held on August 19th, should prove exceptionally attractive owing to the fact that B. C. Hucks, the famous airman, will give exhibitions of upside-down flying. Over 360 in prizes and ten challenge cops will be offered in the agricultural show.



Action of the Military.



Dublin, Thursday. -- The Coroner's inquiry into the circumstances which led to the loss of life on the occasion of the disturbances in Dublin on Sunday last was resumed to-day. The military authorities, the Corporation of Dublin, the next-of-kin of the deceased, and Mr. Harrell, the suspended Assistant-Commissioner of Police, were represented by leading counsel of the Irish Bar.

Mr. Harrell sat behind his counsel. Major Haig, who was in command of the Scottish Borderers when they fired on the people, was in court with some other officers, all of them being in mufti.

On Mr. Coroner Byrne taking his seat, Mr. Wylie, K.C., said that his client, Mr. Harrell, was perfectly willing to go into the witness-box at the outset, and tell the jury every detail of what happened, as far as he knew, from the time at 1-45, when at his house he received the first message that Volunteers were landing arms at Howth.

The Coroner said he should confine the inquiry to the death of Mary Duffy, and he would not hear evidence of what took place previously.

Mr. Wylie replied that Mr. Harrell was in this peculiar position. He had been suspended, and his case was not justice. Therefore it would not be fair to ask him to go into the box and give only part of a statement. Ha was not present at Bachelor's Walk, and therefore --

The Coroner -- If he says, when he comes, that he was not at Bachelor's Walk when the firing took place, I will not hear him.

Serjeant Sullivan for the Dublin Corporation, submitted that the inquiry could not be limited to what took place at any particular time.

Mr. Hanna, K.C., who appeared for the military authorities, complained that there were in the jury two members of the Dublin Corporation, one of whom had taken part in a resolution condemnatory of the military.

The Coroner said there were fifteen summoned on the jury from the locality concerned, and he should take a verdict of twelve. The jury was a fit and proper one.


Sergeant Sullivan argued that Mary Duffy's death was a circumstance in the chain of events which should be investigated most thoroughly, for the danger which resulted in her death was one that menaced every citizen, she having been shot down by soldiers in the uniform of the King. The Court must inquire whether the action of the people who took Mary Duffy's life -- namely, his Majesty's troops -- with loaded rifles and fixed bayonets was regular and legal. There were no military operations going on. The forces were invoked not to quell a riot, but were brought into this street by the Assistant-Commissioner of Police when there was no disorder or disturbance of any kind. The military were not lawfully in the street on that day, and this was a vicious charge upon the citizens. What took place at Clontarf, when there was a consultation about sending for the military, when there was no sign of rioting, showed the panic of mind of the persons responsible.

Mr. Hanna -- It is most improper to go into that unless I am allowed to give evidence about it. Serjeant Sullivan is abusing his position.

Serjeant Sullivan -- That is mere impertinence and insolence, which I do not accept.

Mr. Hanna -- I shall not be alarmed by your cheap talk.

Serjeant Sullivan said the statement that the soldiers fired without an order was an invention. A bottle struck a military officer on the nape of the neck, a whistle was blown, and a firing party formed up in double line. The first line went down on the knee to allow the second rank to fire over their head. The word of command was given, and then there rang out a volley, fifteen to twenty shots being fired as one shot. There could be no doubt of the order to fire, and this inquiry would be a cheat if it closed without the responsibility being fixed. Half a dozen policemen would have been sufficient to handle the crowd.


Joseph Byrne, who was in Bachelor's Walk when the affray occurred, said the crowd boohing the military were mostly women and boys. When the military took action they did so in consort, as if obeying a word of command. The front rank knelt down, and the rear rank closed up.

"I," went on the witness, "was in the line of fire, in the danger zone, so I crossed over the street. Still I didn't think they were going to fire as I saw no occasion for it. Suddenly a volley rang out. I could realise the result. Afterwards there was independent firing -- about thirty rounds.

The Coroner -- What was the effect of the firing?

Witness -- The crowd scattered in all direction.

In reply to the Corporation counsel, witness said that one young soldier changed the direction of his fire each time he discharged his rifle.

Counsel -- Could a couple of policemen have stopped such a crowd as that?

Witness -- Yes. I should have looked upon a couple of policemen as guardian angels.

Cross-examined by Mr. Hanna, K.C., for the military, witness said he saw no one throwing anything at the military, excepting a few girls who threw orange peel and sometimes boohed. Over fifty shots were fired altogether. After the volley there were straggling shots. The firing lasted between two and three minutes. He could not identify a young soldier who fired five shots.

A Juryman -- Were the soldiers very excited?

Witness -- They seemed to be at the highest pitch of excitement.

Further replying to the jury, witness, as an old military man, did not believe that the soldiers could have taken up the position they assumed without the word of command.

Witness also said that prior to the volley being fired the soldiers brandished their rifles from left to right.

Mr. Denis Dunne, a harbour policeman, who was at the spot in question on Sunday, said the crowd was just an ordinary one, and he saw no hostility to the military or justification for firing.


Frederick Payne a taxi-cab driver, said the rear rank of soldiers charged the crowd with fixed bayonets. He also saw the soldiers on their knees, and heard two or three volleys fired. An officer who was present had a sword in his hand.

Mr. Hanna -- What was it made the soldiers charge the crowd with fixed bayonets?

I could not say.

Well, was it for fun? No.

Now, what was it?

Witness -- Some small stones were thrown.

Was it after they had charged with fixed bayonets that they knelt down? Yes; they came back and knelt down.

Did the crowd follow them back? Yes.

Counsel -- Apparently undeterred by anything the soldiers had done? Yes.

In reply to the jury, witness said he was driving his car on the evening in question. In order to allow him to get through the crowd the military officer signalled to his men, who were then on their knees, to get up to make a passage for him. After they had done that they went on their knees again, and it was then that they fired.

During the luncheon adjournment, which here took place, the jury were locked up.

On the resumption of the proceedings, Mr. Thos. M'Donagh, a tradesman in Bachelors Walk, declared that the crowd in question consisted only of boys and girls, who threw banana rinds and "boohed." He heard a report of musketry, looked out, and saw first a little boy and then a little girl fall. "After that," said witness, "the people dropped like partridges. (Sensation in court.)

Counsel for the Corporation -- Was there anything in the demeanour of the crowd to justify the firing by the military? Witness (with emphasis) -- Most certainly not.

Mr. Hanna -- You saw only banana skins thrown?

Witness -- And a lady's slipper. (A laugh.) The things all fell short of the military.

The Coroner intimated that he had received a telegram from the adjutant of the regiment in which young Duffy (son of the dead woman) and Tigue (her nephew) were serving, saying that these soldiers (who were now in attendance at court as witnesses) were required to rejoin their regiment.

Mr. M'Elligott, K.C. (for Dublin Corporation) -- I must say that that is rather a piece of impertinence on the part of the adjutant.

The Coroner decided that the men must remain in court.

A witness named John Mallighan, a clerk, said that he saw a stout officer in command of some soldiers detached from the others. He had a sword in his hand, and gave an order. Thereupon the men crouched, and witness heard firing.

Mr. M'Elligott (for the Corporation) -- Did you notice any of the soldiers fire deliberately? Yes.

Some further sensation was caused by the collapse in court of one of the injured men, who had come as a witness, and who was carried out insensible by two constables.


Considerable dissatisfaction exists among the men of the Dublin Metropolitan Police Force regarding the dismissal of two constables for refusing to seize rifles in the possession of National Volunteers at Clontarf on Sunday; and threats of a strike unless the dismissed men are reinstated have been made. A meeting of the police force has been convened for to-morrow to consider what action should be taken.


In the House of Commons on Monday, Mr. Clancy asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether it was a fact that two constables of the Dublin Metropolitan Police had been dismissed the force for alleged disobedience to an order given to disarm the Irish Volunteers at Clontarf on Sunday last; whether they were dismissed by Sir John Ross only a short time before he himself resigned the head office of Chief Commissioner of Police in consequence of the action of the police authorities on the occasion in question; whether the order which the two constables were alleged to have disobeyed was given by the Assistant Commissioner of Police who had himself been suspended for, amongst other things, giving such an order, and whether under the circumstances the dismissal of the two constables would be cancelled. (Nationalist cheers.)

Mr. said he could not answer by whom the two constables were dismissed. They were dismissed for disobedience to orders. The question of the employment of military did not affect the responsibility of the constables for disobeying their superior officers. He could not add anything further.

Mr. Clancy -- Is he aware that in most of the newspapers the statement is made that the dismissal was ordered by Sir John Ross.

Mr. Birrell -- I do not know wether that statement is true or not, but they were dismissed, and they were dismissed for disobedience to officers. The question of the wisdom or prudence of requisitioning by Mr. Harrell of military in no way affects the obligation of constables to obey orders.

Mr. Clancy -- Then these two constables are to be victimised? (Opposition cries of "Oh.")

Mr. W. A. Redmond -- Are not these two constables every bit as much entitled to have consciences of their own as soldiers of the British Army? (Ministerial and Nationalist cheers.)

No reply was made.


The three victims were buried on Wednesday evening in Glasnevin Cemetery after High Mass was celebrated in the Pro-Cathedral. The public funeral accorded them took place amid a great display of sympathy on the part of the citizen's, the streets being thronged with people all the way to the cemetery. The Lord Mayor, members of the Corporation, and other public bodies took part in the procession, in which marched a considerable body of Irish National Volunteers. A great mass of people thronged the cemetery, and a large proportion of the processionists failed to obtain admission.

The Lord Mayor of Dublin has opened a fund for the relief of the relatives of the deceased, and to this Archbishop Walsh has sent a donation of 25.



Dutch Troops Defeat Insurgents.

Batavia, Wednesday. -- A serious rebellion has broken out on the West Coast of Borneo. The rebels turned the villages and homes of officials. They murdered the Chinese Burgomaster, and surrounded the Dutch district officer, whose position was one of extreme danger. A body of rebels then marched on the capital. The Dutch troops met the advancing rebels and defeated them near the capital. Many were killed. -- Reuter.

Borneo is, next after Australia and New Guinea, the largest island in the world. It has the China Sea on the north, the Sunda or Java Sea on the south, and Sumatra and the Malay Peninsula on the west. West, South, and East Borneo are Dutch possessions, North Borneo, Brunei, and Sarawak are British protected States.



At a meeting of the Gilford Ulster Volunteer Force, held in the Orange Hall on Friday evening, Mr. T. C. Rogers, J.P. (chairman of the West Down Unionist Association and vice-president of Gilford Unionist Club), said that before proceeding with the business of the meeting he felt he must refer to the great loss their force had sustained that evening by the very sudden death of their worthy townsman, Mr. Robert M'Dowell. Mr. M'Dowell was a true Protestant, a thorough Unionist, and an enthusiastic Volunteer, who did not spare himself. He (the speaker) felt that the greatest compliment they could pay to the memory of their deceased comrade, now that he was gone, was that every one of them should renew his exertions and do more for the cause. Mr. Robert M'Bride (District Master of the Orangemen) said he wished to endorse every word that had been said concerning Br. M'Dowell. They as Orangemen would miss him for his wise counsel and advice. A vote of sympathy was then passed in silence, the entire company standing.


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