The Witness - Friday, 4 September, 1914


CARR--IRVINE -- Sept. 2, at Ballynafeigh Methodist Church, by Rev. Randal C. Philips, Rowland Stanley, eldest son of T. E. Carr, Vernon Terrace, Manchester, to Helen, eldest daughter of James Irvine, Castle Cook, Ballynafeigh, Belfast.

COULTER--ROULSTON -- Aug. 20, 1914, at Killeter Presbyterian Church, by Rev. Wm. Henderson, B.A., assisted by Rev. Thomas Roulston, B.A., and Rev. Wm. Duncan, B.A., James Coulter, Holywood, to Elizabeth Jane, eldest daughter of the late James Roulston, Kilcleen, Castlederg.

FULTON--LYONS -- Sept. 2, at Cooke Centenary Church, Belfast, by the Rev. Dr. John Macmillan, M.A., Thomas Fleming Stevenson Fulton, M.B., D.P.H., Rochdale, elder son of the Rev. Dr. T. C. Fulton, M.A., and Mrs. Fulton, Moukden, China, to Mary Elizabeth, elder daughter of the late T. H. Lyons, and of Mrs. Lyons, "Valere," Rosetta Park, Belfast.

RAMSEY--SHANNON -- Aug. 26, at First Presbyterian Church, Carrickfergus, by the Rev. Alexander Cuthbert, M.A., Andrew Ramsey, Belfast, youngest son of P. Ramsey, Ballyclaverty, Templepatrick, to Margaretta (Rita), only daughter of the late Samuel Shannon, Killead, Muckamore, and Mrs. Shannon, Scotch Quarter, Carrickfergus.

RENTOUL--MOORE -- September 2, 1914, at Ardlui, Adelaide Park, Belfast (by special licence), by the Rev. R. W. R. Rentoul, B.A. (father of the bridegroom), and Rev. William Park, D.D., the Rev. J. L. Rentoul, B.A., Rostrevor, to Agnes Eileen, younger daughter of Rev. D. R. and Mrs. Moore.

TEATS--BAILEY -- Aug. 26, at Clogher Presbyterian Church, by Rev. W. H. Bailey, M.A. (father of the bride), assisted by Rev. Alex. Hall, B.A., Drogheda, John Colquhoun Yeats, Native Affairs, Transvaal, eldest son of J. S. Yeats, Basutoland, to Eleanor Ormston Bailey, B.A., youngest daughter of Rev. W. H. Bailey, Clogher, County Tyrone.


WILSON -- Sept. 2, at 1, Ardbraccan Terrace, Clifton Road, Bangor, County Down, Arabella, widow of the late Ezekiel Wilson, Belfast, and youngest daughter of the late Whitten W. A.I Wilson, Proudstown House, Tara, County Meath, aged 84 years. Funeral private.

ABERNETHY -- Aug. 30, at Moneyrea, Jane Abernethy.

BROWN -- Aug. 31, at Whitepark, Ballyclare, Martha Jane, daughter of the late James Brown (Teacher for many years in Lurgan Model School).

BYERS -- Aug. 28, at Mourne View, Ballynahinch, Jane C. Byers, late of Hamilton Road, Bangor.

CALLWELL -- Aug. 27, at Estherville, Iowa, Robert Barklie Callwell, C.E., eldest son of the late George Callwell, Lismoyne, Dunmurry.

CHAMBERS -- Aug. 30, at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, William Hudson Chambers, M.A., of Drumnascamph, Rathfriland.

CLOSE -- Aug. 30, at Magheramorne, Thomas Close.

COATES -- Aug. 31, in London, Maurice Lindsay Coates, of 6, Park Street, W., and late of Glentoran and Springfield, Belfast.

CURRY -- Aug. 31, at 2, Gordon Terrace, Jeannie, wife of David Curry, and second daughter of the late Edward Leathem.

DEMPSEY -- Sept. 1, Very Rev. William Dempsey, P.P., V.F., Downpatrick.

DONNELLY -- Aug. 26, at 8, Glenford Place, Newtownards, Arthur Donnelly.

FAULKNER -- Aug. 26, at Portrush, Jeanie, daughter of Samuel G. Faulkner, Bessbrook.

FEENEY -- Aug. 31, at Bentra, Ballycarry, Eliza, eldest daughter of the late Samuel Feeney.

GRAY -- Sept. 1, at 117, Dublin Road, S. N. Gray.

GRIMASON -- Aug. 27, at Tandragee, Agnes, wife of Joseph Grimason.

HAMILTON -- Aug. 26, at Tattykeel, Cookstown, Wm. John Hamilton, in his 73rd year.

HILL -- Sept. 1, at the Post Office, Ballynure, James Hill, the beloved husband of Jenny Hill.

KELLY -- Aug. 28, at Broughshane Road, Ballymena, Roberta (Berta) B. Kelly, third daughter of the late Robert B. Kelly.

KILLEN -- Aug. 26, at High Street, Carrickfergus, Dr. Samuel Killen.

LYTLE -- Aug. 27, at Carlton House, Malone Road, Belfast, Joseph Hugh Lytle, second son of the late John Lytle.

MACAFEE -- Aug. 28, Rev. Thomas Macafee, in his 84th year, and 70th year of his ministry in Ardglass.

MACARTNEY -- Aug. 28, at 3, Roland Place, Downshire Road, Holywood, William Macartney, aged 73 years.

M'CAUSLAND -- Aug. 28, at Doonleigh, Galwally Park, William S. M'Causland, aged 68 years.

M'CREADY -- Aug. 31, at 76, Dufferin Avenue, Bangor, Margaret Bell M'Cready, aged 83 years.

M'CULLOUGH -- Aug. 26, at Graham's Bridge Road, Dundonald, Mary, daughter of the late Robert M'Cullough, Carnesure, Comber. JOHN M'CULLOUGH.

M'DOWELL -- Sept. 1, at Barnhill, Larne, Elizabeth M'Dowell.

M'GEOWN -- Aug. 26, at the Cottage Hospital, Bangor, Irene Ethel (Renie) M'Geown.

M'ILVEEN -- Aug. 31, at his residence, 26, Elmwood Avenue, Rev. John M'Ilveen, D.D.

ROCK -- Aug. 30, at The Laurels, Cliftonville Road, Isabella, wife of the late John Rock.

TURNBULL -- Aug. 31, at Hobby Horses, Bangor, Maria, wife of David Turnbull (proprietress).



Dr. Henry O'Neill, M.D., of Benburb, King's Road, Belfast, and of 6, College Square East, Belfast, B.L., J.P. for Belfast, a former High Sheriff of the city, and for over twenty years a member of the Belfast Corporation, who died on 16th May last, left personal estate in the United Kingdom valued at 1,075 16s 6d. Probate of his will, dated 9th November, 1910, with a codicil of the 6th May last, has been granted to his widow, Mrs. Jane Owden O'Neill, of the same, address, the sole executrix. The testator left the goodwill of his practice, his drugs, instruments, and the book debts of his practice to his brother, Dr. Charles O'Neill, and all other his property to his wife.


The death has taken place from burns of a little girl named Bessie Mary Smith, of between four and five years of age, whose parents reside in the Glassmullagh district, near Omagh. It appears the child's clothing, which was of flannel, caught fire. An inquest was not considered necessary.

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A field in the townland of Largy, beside the town of Clones, the property of the representatives of the late Mr. Henry Lowe, and containing slightly over a statute acre, has just been sold through Mr. Wm. B. Beatty, auctioneer, for 275 and fees.



The death took place on Friday last of Mr. William S. M'Causland, a highly-respected elder of the Cooke Centenary Presbyterian Church, who resided at Doonleigh, Galwally Park. Deceased, who was sixty-eight years of ago, was a native of Ballyclare, where he qualified as a National school teacher, but he relinquished, that profession on coming to Belfast, where he embarked on a successful commercial enterprise, from which he retired some twenty years ago.

At the morning service in Cooke Centenary Church on Sunday the Rev. Dr. Macmillan made a touching reference to the death of Mr. M'Causland. He said -- Mr. M'Causland was a most useful member of that congregation since the day it was organised. For the last twenty-two years his life had been a large element in its history, and he was the last surviving member of their first kirk session. Very few of them had any adequate conception of the amount of time and trouble freely and cheerfully bestowed by him in the discharge of his duties as treasurer during a long period of years. He threw himself into every enterprise undertaken by the church. Eleven years ago his eldest son died as he stood on the threshold of the ministry. His second son was ordained in that church as a medical missionary. Two years ago his youngest son was ordained minister at Tipperary. So late as that day week he had been with them in his accustomed place. To-day his seat was empty, and while many of them felt that they had sustained a great personal loss they expressed their profound sympathy with his widow and family. The Dead March in "Saul" was played by Mr. R. Winnington, the organist, and the congregation joined in singing "For ever with the Lord." The interment took place yesterday in the burying-place at Ballylinney. The chief mourners were Mr. J. A. M'Causland and Rev. D. M'Causland, sons; Mr. Samuel Ross, brother-in-law; Messrs. Alexander Ross, Samuel Ross (solicitor), William Todd, and W. J. Dundee, nephews. Behind the mourners walked the members of the kirk session of Cooke Centenary Church and the members of the committee and Rev. W. G. Smyth. Divine service was conducted in the house by Dr. Macmillan and in the churchyard by Dr. Macmillan and Rev. John Kirk, of the Qua Iboe Mission.



We regret to announce the death, which occurred on Saturday at Ballymena, of Mr. David Wilson, Alexandra House. The deceased was connected with the well-known firm of Messrs. Morton & Simpson for about fifty years, and a foundation member of the Ballymena Bowling Club, he was a past president, as well as one of the most popular member of the club. Deceased in religion was a Presbyterian, and a member of the West Church congregation.



A youth named Edward M'Knight, about seventeen years of age, was drowned while bathing in the Bann at Portadown on Tuesday.

First Dungannon Presbyterian Church was re-opened on Sunday after extensive painting and repairs. The services were conducted by Rev. S. Lindsay, pastor loci.

The harvest is now in full swing throughout the district of Whitehead and adjoining peninsula of Islandmagee, and the agricultural outlook generally is most encouraging.

An outbreak of fire took place on the night of the 29th ult. at Rostrevor, with the result that considerable damage was done to the drapery establishment of Miss Malcolm, situated in The Square.

The annual service under the auspices of the Mourne District Black Chapter No. 8, County Down, was held in Kilkeel Presbyterian Church, on Sunday evening last. Br. Sr Knight Rev. A. Robinson was the preacher.

Mrs. Bols, Lisanore Lodge, Antrim Road, will be pleased to receive any subscription towards the Dorsetshire Regimental Fund, for providing comforts during the war, and will gratefully acknowledge any sent to her to the above address.

Mr. J. L. Clewes, manager of the Derwent Valley Light Railway (Yorkshire), has just been appointed to the position of general manager and secretary of the Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway, rendered vacant by the death of Mr. Andrew Spence.

The people of Whitehead have added their quota to the spirit of patriotism which one observes on all sides at the present time by the organisation of a gratifyingly successful concert which was given on Friday evening. The proceeds being handed over to the Prince of Wales' War Fund.

Mrs. Blacker, of Carrickblacker, presided at a meeting of ladies in Portadown, at which a guild was formed in connection with the Red Cross Society, to work for the soldiers and sailors at the front and for the Belgian refugees. A handsome sum was subscribed by those present to aid the work.

Dr. Wallace, Coroner for North Down, held an inquest at Ardglass on Saturday afternoon concerning the death of a fisherman named Heaney, hailing from Donegal, and engaged at the Ardglass herring fishery. The deceased was about twenty-eight years of age. A verdict of found drowned was returned.

A somewhat alarming accident took place on Sunday on the Ballynahinch Road convenient to the city, a local taxi-cab containing six persons being overturned, and two of the occupants -- Peter Molloy, 169, Woodstock Road, and Maggie Kelly, 22, Matilda Street -- were so seriously injured and they had to be treated at the Royal Victoria Hospital.

Harbour-Constable John T. M'Kinley, of Derry, who a few days ago was awarded a vellum certificate from the Royal Humane Society, has been adjudged by the trustees of the Carnegie Hero Fund to be entitled to recognition by that body for his gallant conduct on the occasion, and they have made him a grant of 10 and awarded him a certificate for valour.

On Tuesday, in Newry, Mr. H. D. Price, [-?-] Inst. C.E., Engineering Inspector of the Local Government Board, held an inquiry into application of the Newry Urban Council [-?-] sanction to loans of 1,200 for the purpose of extending the Town Hall, 770 for making a new road. and 150 supplemental loan for the purpose of completing the erection of [-?-] working-class lodging-houses.

A concert arranged by Miss Wylie and Miss Lindsay (Edinburgh) in aid of the Pince of Wales' National Relief Fund was held in the Cromie Institute, Portrush, on the 27th ult. Those contributing were Mrs. Sinclair, Mrs. Small, Miss M'Ildowie, Mrs. Lindsay, Master J. Patchell, Messrs. [?] Stewart, W. S. Robertson, B.A.; H. [-?-son] and M'Ildowie. The accompanists to Mrs. Sinclair, Mrs. Patchell, and Miss Lindsay.

At a meeting of Dungannon Board of Guardians last week it was unanimously decided to offer to the War Office the vacant wards in the Workhouse building for the accommodation of wounded and maimed soldiers. Major Howard, J.P., said it would be a public-spirited act, for there was no use in concealing the fact that the country was up against a hard tussle, and the casualties would be vevy considerable and alarming.

Owing to the dislocation of trade caused by the war the Eglinton Company, Glenarm, was obliged to dismiss a large number of its workers on the 26th ult. Early next morning the Earl of Antrim personally intimated to Mr. Thomson, the company's manager, that he would give employment to all the dismissed hands and take into his employment all others who were willing to work, and find employment suitable to each ones capacity.

On Friday, at Deverncy Bridge, as Michael Daly was driving a young horse along the road it bolted. Daly was found afterwards on the roadside, with his right leg badly fractured. He was afterwards removed to Tyrone County Hospital.

Cookstown Urban Council met on Monday night to consider replies from persons asked to serve on a Relief Committed. The Cleric reported that only six out of forty persons asked to act had not replied. It was decided to allow the list to remain open till the end of the week.

On Tuesday a man named John Watson, a farmer, residing in the townland of Carrowmadin, Balleek, County Armagh, was admitted to the Newry Infirmary, suffering from gun shot wounds in his legs, caused, it is alleged, by his son, William Irwin, who has been arrested and remanded in custody. The affair arose out of a family dispute.

A number of young men in the Valley of the Roe (Limavady district) have presented themselves for enlistment in Lord Kitchener's army, and quite a considerable number of the local companies of the U.V.F. are anxiously awaiting developments, being desirous of throwing in their lot with their fellow-Covenanters and rendering assistance in the present national crisis.

At a meeting of Enniskillen Board of Guardians on Tuesday a member suggested that the Board should take some notice of "the robbing of the farmers by the pork buyers." That day the price in Enniskillen market was 57s, while in Belfast the previous day it was 62s, and in Belturbet last week 66s. Mr. Thomas Elliott (Dairies) said that such a state of affairs could not be remedied till the farmers co-operated and had a bacon factory of their own.

Down County Council held a special meeting in Belfast primarily for the purpose of constituting a local committee to deal with any distress that may arise in consequence of the war. The Council agreed to form a committee provisionally, consisting of all the members of the Council desiring to act, the chairmen of urban districts without separate committees, a number of representative gentlemen in the county, ladies of the Insurance Committee, and of various philanthropic associations.






The Press Bureau on Sunday issued the following details of the naval engagement in Heligoland Bight on Friday --

In the action of the 28th inst. off Heligoland the light armoured cruiser Arethusa and not the Amethyst, as previously stated, played the principal part. This vessel, which is the first of the twenty built under the present Board of Admiralty, carried the broad pennant of Commodore Tyrwhitt, commanding the flotillas of the First Fleet.

The principle of the operation was a scooping movement by a strong force of destroyers, headed by the Arethusa, to cut the German light craft from home and engage them at leisure in the open sea. The Arethusa, leading the line of destroyers, was first attacked by two German cruisers, and was sharply-engaged far thirty-five minutes at a range of about 3,000 yards, with the result that she sustained some damage and casualties, but drove off the German cruisers, one of which she seriously injured with her 6-inch guns. Later in the morning she engaged at intervals two other German vessels, who were encountered in the confused fighting which followed, and in company with the Fearless and the light cruiser squadron contributed to the sinking of the cruiser Mainz.

The Gallant Arethusa.

In these encounters the Arethusa's speed was reduced to ten knots, and many of her guns were disabled, and at one o'clock she was about to be attacked by two other cruisers of the German town class, when the battle-cruiser squadron most opportunely arrived and pursued and sank these new antagonists. The armoured protection, speed, and fighting qualities of the Arethusa class have now been vindicated. This is satisfactory in view of the fact that a large number of these valuable and unique vessels will join the fleet in the next few months.

It must be remembered that the Arethusa had only been commissioned a few days before as an emergency ship, and that the officers and crew were new to each other and to her. In those circumstances the series of actions which they fought during the morning is extremely creditable, and adds

It must be remembered that the Arethusa had only been commissioned a few days before as an emergency ship, and that the officers and crew were new to each other and to her. In those circumstances the series of actions which they fought during the morning is extremely creditable, and adds another page to the annals of a famous ship.

Although only two of the enemy's destroyers were actually observed to sink, most of the eighteen or twenty boats rounded up and attacked were well punished and only saved themselves by scattered flight. The superior gun-power and the strength of the British destroyers ship for ship was conclusively demonstrated. The destroyers themselves did not hesitate to engage the enemy's cruisers both with guns and torpedoes with hardihood, and two of them, the Laurel and Liberty, got knocked about in the process.

Intercepted German signals and other information from German sources confirms the report of Rear-Admiral Beatty as to the sinking of the third German cruiser, which now. appears to have been the Ariadne.

Ruthless German Officers.

The British destroyers exposed themselves to considerable risk in endeavouring to save as many as possible of the drowning German sailors. The British officers vouched for the fact that German officers were observed firing at their own men in the water with pistols, and that several were shot before their eyes under these peculiar circumstances. The destroyer Defender was actually picking up wounded with her boats when she was driven off by the approach of another German cruiser, and had to leave two of her boats containing one officer and nine men behind. It was feared that these had been made prisoners, but happily Submarine E4 arrived and brought the British party home. As it was not possible to accommodate the thirty Germans in the submarine, they were allowed to return to Germany in the boat under the charge of an ober-lieutenant who was un-wounded.

The Casualties.

The complements of the five German vessels known to have been sunk aggregated about 1,200 officers and men, all of whom, with the exception of these thirty and about 300 wounded and unwounded prisoners, perished. Besides this there is the loss, which must have been severe, on board the German torpedo boats and other cruisers which did not sink during the action.

The total British casualties amounted to sixty-nine killed and wounded, among whom must, however, be included killed two officers of exceptional merit -- Lieutenant-Commander Nigel K. W. Barttelot and Lieutenant Eric W. P. Westmacott.

All the British ships wil be fit for service in a week or ten days. The success of this operation was due in the first instance to the information brought to the Admiralty by the submarine officers, who have during the past three weeks showed extraordinary daring and enterprise in penetrating the enemy's waters. The First Lord has telegraphed to the American Ambassador at Berlin desiring him to inform Grand Admiral Von Tirpitz that his son has been saved and is unwounded. -- (Admiralty)


The following is the list of casualties:--



Lieutenant R.N., Eric W. P. Westmacott.
186636, chief petty officer, Charles Peter Denyer.
239092, able seaman, Frederick Coke.
J 2550, able seaman, George Winwood.
236287, able seaman, George Herbert Reardon.
M 1782, E.R.A., third class, Thomas Nicholas Whitfield.
347626, leading cook's mate, Fred William Nunn.
J 24950, boy, first-class, Sydney James Barnes.
J 1782, able seaman. James William Dale.
200087, leading seaman, Frank Dunn.


168247, chief ship's cook, Robert Marner.
356340, officers' steward, third-class, Giovanni Teuma.
L 4806, officers' cook, first-class, Albert Thornhill.
232220, able seaman, Henry Wm. Frederick Potgrveld.


Lieutenant Richard S. Robinson (badly bruised, both legs).
SS 4913, ordinary seaman, Ernest Charles Smith.
234558, able seaman, Joseph George Clark.
103378, painter, first-class, Frank Chamley.
J 24959, boy, first-class, Alfred Rose.
SSJ 06978, stoker, first-class, Ed. James Spencer.
14341, able seaman, Albert Edward Sheldrick.
J 26950, ordinary seaman, William George Treharne Jeramy.
223465, leading seaman, George Stanley Batchelor.
221468, able seaman, Frank Samson.
K 4165, stoker, first-class, John George Haile.
----189, acting E.R.A., fourth-class, Robert James Culler.



Lieutenant-Commander Nigel K. W. Bartellot.
222351, leading seaman, William Clifford Roberts.
16825, signalman, William Butcher.
15865, able seaman, John Henry Chawner.
213174, able seaman, Richard Louis Jennings.
21914, able seaman, Harold Fade.
309475, stoker, first-class, George Henry Dexter.


219736, able seaman, Samuel Flowerday.


283549, chief stoker, Charles Arthur Holmes.


J 2624, able seaman, William James Anderson.
J 25678, ordinary seaman, William George Fletcher.
J 26251, ordinary seaman, Albert Alsop Hillman.
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K 7706, stoker, first-class, William Henry Hart.


171733, acting chief petty officer, James Sami. Beadle.
188794, leading seaman, James Short.
239525, able seaman, William George Morrow.
K 12136, stoker, first-class, William Raven.


K 4051, stoker, first-class, Albert Edward Carte.



Gunner, T. Samuel Radcliffe.
J 699, able seaman, Bert Walter Gregory.
J 11840, able seaman, Herbert Edward Martin.
J 3223, able seaman, William Ferdinand Wadkins.
J 10624, able seaman. George Woodhouse.
228168, able seaman, George Edward Carlton.
J 7169, able seaman, Cyril Kirkman Thorpe.
293088, stoker, first-class, Walter Ingram.
312062, stoker, first-class, George Weaver.
J 8360, able seaman, James Waller.


J 4333 able seaman, Albert George Alechin.


290888, stoker, petty officer, Charles Cox.
J 73, able seaman, John Fromson.


Commander, R.N., Frank F. Rose.
179529, leading seaman, Sam Palmer.
239222, able seaman, Charles Francis Williams.
J 5283, able seaman, Cyril Hawksley Fielder.
295547, chief stoker, George Henry Sturdy.
227682, able seaman, George Riches.
271245, able seaman, Albert Edmund Sellers.


J 2710, signalman, William Jas. Windsor.
K 12234, stoker, first-class, Herbert Springgay.

N.B. -- All the petty officers and men on the above list belong to the Chatham Port Division.

Additional Casualties.

The Secretary of the Admiralty regrets to announce that the following additional casualties have been reported as the result of the action in the Heligoland Bight on August 28th --

H.M.S. Laertes -- Killed -- Ernest Edwin Taylor, stoker petty officer, Chatham: Walter Ernest Brazier, stoker first class, Chatham. Wounded -- Sub-Lieutenant George H. Faulkner, Peter Whyte, leading seamen, Chatham; George Robert Southby, able-seaman, Chatham; Eugene O'Brien, stoker first class, Chatham; William George Richardson, stoker, first class, Chatham: Herbert William Henry Kemp, stoker, first class, Chatham; George Wm. Calicutt Way, stoker petty officer, Chatham; James M'Ardle, stoker petty officer, Chatham; Jas. Orme, stoker, first class, Chatham.

H.M.S. Arethusa -- Since died of wounds -- Giovanni Teuma, officers' steward, third class, Chatham.





A report has been received from the General Headquarters of the Expeditionary Force, giving a return of casualties of one of the Cavalry Brigades and of three of the Divisions (less one brigade).

It allows the following numbers --

Officers. Other Ranks.
KILLED ... 36 127
WOUNDED ... 57 629
MISSING ... 95 4,183
TOTAL ... 188 4,939

The following are the casualties to officers--


Askroyd, Captain C. E., King's Own Yorkshire L.I.
Anderson, Lieutenant C. K., Royal West Kent Regiment.
Bond, Colonel R. C., King's Own Yorkshire L.I.
Bowles, Lieutenant and Adjutant J. A., Royal Field-Artillery.
Broadwood, Second-Lieutenant M. F., Royal West Kent Regiment.
Browning, Captain C. H., Royal Field Artillery.
Coghlan, Second-Lieutenant W. H., Royal Field Artillery.
Cresswell, Captain F. J., Norfolk Regiment.
Denison, Lieutenant S. N., King's Own Yorkshire L.I.
Gatacre, Captain W. E., King's Own Yorkshire L.I.
Hammond, Second-Lieutenant G. P., King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Holland, Major C. S., Royal Field Artillery.
Jones, Captain R. A., Royal Field Artillery.
Kappel, Captain A. R., King's Own Yorkshire L.I.
Ledgard, Captain R. S., Yorkshire Regiment.
Luther, Captain A. C. G., King's Own Yorkshire L.I.
Mitchell, Captain J. C., 12th Lancers.
Moore, Lieutenant R. S. T., 12th Lancers.
Noel, Second-Lieutenant J. B., King's Own Yorkshire L.I.
Pack-Beresford, Major C. G., Royal West Kent Regiment.
Phillips, Captain W. C. C., Royal West Kent Regiment.
Rawdon, Lieutenant C. H., King's Own Yorkshire L.I.
Ritchie, Second-Lieutenant A. F., King's Own Yorkshire L.I.
Shipway, Captain G. M., Gloucester Regiment.
Soames, Lieutenant H. M., 20th Hussars.
Strafford, Major P. B., Duke of Wellington's Regiment.
Swetenham, Major F., 2nd Dragoons.
Thompson, Lieutenant J. H. L., Duke of Wellington's Regiment.
Tylee, Lieutenant J. M., 15th Hussars.
Vereker, Second-Lieutenant R. H. M.,, Grenadier Guards.
Windsor Clive, Lieutenant Hon. A., Coldstream Guards.
Wynne, Lieutenant G. C., King's Own Yorkshire L.I.
Yate, Major C. A. L., King's Own Yorkshire L.I.

The following death is also reported from a private source in France --

Brooke, Major V. R., C.I.E., D.S.O., 9th Lancers.


Bailey, Major P. J., D.S.O., 12th Lancers.
Bayley, Major G. H. W., Royal Field Artillery.
Birley, Major R. A., Royal Field Artillery.
Broadhurst, Second-Lieutenant G. H., Royal Field Artillery.
Buckle, Captain, H., Royal Field Artillery.
Butt, Second-Lieutenant T. B., King's Own Yorkshire L.I.
Calthrop, Lieutenant E. E., Royal Engineers.
Carter, Captain R. C., Duke of Wellington's Regiment.
Cecil, Lieutenant the Hon. W. A., Grenadier Guards.
Chitty, Second-Lieutenant A. A. E., Royal West Kent Regiment.
Denniss, Lieutenant T. V. B., Royal Berkshire Regiment.
Earle, Lieutenant E. G., Royal Field Artillery.
Gibbon, Captain T. H., Royal Army Medical Corps.
Gibbs, Lieutenant-Colonel J. A. C., Duke of Wellington's Regiment.
Haig, Major A. E., King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Harding, Second-Lieutenant Hon. E. C., 15th Hussars.
Henning, Major P. W. B., Royal Field Artillery.
Hopkins, Lieutenant U. S., Royal Berkshire Regiment.
Hyslop, Captain R. G. B. M., Dorsetshire Regiment.
Jophson, Lieutenant M. D., Norfolk Regiment.
Kennedy, Captain C. F., King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Keppel, Lieutenant the Hon. R. O. D., Coldstream Guards.
Knight, Second Lieutenant A. A., Royal Munster Fusiliers.
Leven and Melville, Lieutenant the Earl of, 2nd Dragoons.
Lieshman, Lieutenant W. A., Dorsetshire Regiment.
Mister, Captain G. D., Royal West Kent Regiment.
Macleod, Second Lieutenant R., Royal Field Artillery.
Macleod, Second Lieutenant R. W., Royal Field Artillery.
Milling, Captain J. M'M., Bedfordshire Regiment.
Margetts, Lieutenant C. F. M., Dorsetshire Regiment.
Maxwell, Second Lieutenant P. M. M., Royal Field Artillery.
Nutt, Major A. C. R., Royal Field Artillery.
Oakes, Lieutenant J. B., Norfolk Regiment.
Oliphant, Second-Lieutenant G. W., Duke of Wellington's Regiment.
Openshaw, Lieutenant H. M., Norfolk Regiment.
Ozanne, Lieutenant W. M., Duke of Wellington's Regiment.
Paget, Second-Lieutenant O. N., Norfolk Regiment.
Preston, Lieutenant C. O. D., Royal Field Artillery.
Rowley, Lieutenant G. R. F., Coldstream Guards.
Russell, Lieutenant L. E., Duke of Wellington's Regiment.
Sewell, Lieutenant B. C. C., Royal West Kent Regiment.
Shearman, Lieutenant C. E. G., Bedfordshire Regiment.
Shewen, Second-Lieutenant W. G. M., King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Stimpson, Captain L., King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.
Spencer, Lieutenant E. A., Royal Field Artillery.
Spencer, Captain L. D., King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Stanford, Lieutenant J., Royal Field Artillery.
Stevenson, Lieutenant-Colonel C. L., King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Townsend, Major E. N., Duke of Wellington's Regiment.
Tulloch, Captain R. K. G., Royal West Kent Regiment.
Walford, Captain J. C., Royal Field Artillery.
Whitbread, Captain R., Coldstream Guards.


Abercrombie, Lieutenant-Colonel A. W., Connaught Rangers.
Amos, Second-Lieutenant G. S., King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Barber-Starkey, Captain W. H. J., Royal Field Artillery.
Barker, Lieutenant W. G. S., Connaught Rangers.
Bell, Second-Lieutenant R. P. M., King's Own Soottish Borderers.
Boger, Lieutenant-Colonel D. C., Cheshire Regiment.
Bolton, Second-Lieutenant R. E., Cheshire Regiment.
Briard, Lieutenant E. F. V., Norfolk Regiment.
Brown, Lieutenant A. J., Royal Army Medical Corps.
Cahill, Captain R. J., Royal Army Medical Corps.
Campbell, Lieutenant C. A., Cheshire Regiment.
Chetwynd-Stapylton, Major B. H., Cheshire Regiment.
Cobden, Captain H., King's Own' Scottish Borderers.
Collingwood, Major P. H., Royal Army Medical Corps.
Denman-Jubb, Captain C. O., Duke of Wellington's Regiment.
Dugmore, Captain W. L. E. R., Cheshire Regiment.
Dyer, Captain A. J. L., Cheshire Regiment.
Egan, Captain W., Royal Army Medical Corps.
Elliott, Lieutenant W. G. R., Cheshire Regiment.
Ellis, Captain T. M., Duke of Wellington's Regiment.
Fairweather, Second-Lieutenant J., Cheshire Regiment.
Frost, Lieutenant T. L., Cheshire Regiment.
Hamilton Dalrymple, Lieutenant J. R., King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Hardy, Second-Lieutenant J. L., Connaught Rangers.
Hattersley, Lieutenant H. M., Royal Army Medical Corps.
Hibbert, Second-Lieutenant H. B., King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.
Hibbs, Lieutenant H. W., Royal Army Medical Corps.
Irvine, Major F. A., Army Medical Service.
Jackson, Captain E. A., Cheshire Regiment.
Jacobs, Lieutenant G. S., Cheshire Regiment.
Jenkins, Captain E. V., Duke of Wellington's Regiment.
Joliffe, Captain C. E., Cheshire Regiment.
Jones, Major E. H., Royal Field Artillery.
Jones, Captain E. R., Cheshire Regiment.
Joynson, Lieutenant R., King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Lander, Lieutenant C. L., Royal Army Medical Corps.
Leader, Captain F. W. N., Connaught Rangers.
Leech, Captain C. J. F., Royal Field Artillery.
Leigh, Major C., King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Lynch, Captain J. P., Royal Army Medical Corps.
MacDonald. Captain E. W., King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Massey, Captain B. E , Cheshire Regiment.
Matterson, Lieutenant C. A. K., Cheshire Regiment.
Orr, Major J. B., Norfolk Regiment.
Dennyman, Lieutenant J. B. W., King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Price, Second-Lieutenant O., Duke of Wellington's Regiment.
Priestly, Captain H. E., Royal Army Medical Corps.
Randall, Lieutenant H. C., Cheshire Regiment.
Reeve, Second-Lieutenant A. E., Norfolk Regiment.
Reynolds, Lieutenant T., King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.
Roche, Captain W. W., Connaught Rangers.
Routh, Lieutenant L. M., Royal Army Medical Corps.
Shott, Captain H. H., Royal Berkshire Regiment.
Stevens, Colonel C. F., Royal Artillery.
Stewart, Second-Lieutenant W. L., Cheshire Regiment.
Stewart Cox, Lieutenant A., Royal Field Artillery.
Sutcliff, Captain A. A., Royal Army Medical Corps.
Swayne, Lieutenant J. G. Des R., Somerset Light Infantry.
Tahourdin, Captain V. R., Cheshire Regiment.
Tailyour, Major G. H. F., Royal Artillery.
Taylor, Captain E. R., Duke of Wellington's Regiment.
Teeling, Second-Lieutenant T. F. P. B. J., King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Thompson, Colonel H. N., Army Medical Service.
Turner, Major A. Scott, Royal Berkshire Regiment.
Turner, Second-Lieutenant C. A. C., Connaught Rangers.
Unett, Lieutenant W. F. B. W., King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.
Upton, Lieutenant J. I., 20th Hussars.
Young, Lieutenant N. C. D. K., Duke of Wellington's Regiment.
Younger, Lieutenant J. E. T., Royal Field Artillery.


Killed Wounded Missing Tl.
2nd Dragoons 1 1 - 2
9th Lancers 1 - - 1
12th Lancers 2 1 - 3
15th Hussars 1 1 - 2
20th Hussars 1 - 1 2
Royal Artillery - - 1 2
R.F.A 5 14 5 24
Royal Engineers - 1 - 1
Coldstream Guards 2 3 - 5
Grenadier Guards 1 1 - 2
Bedfordshire Regt. - 2 - 2
Berkshire Regt. - 2 2 4
Connaught Rangers - - 6 6
Cheshire Regt. - - 18 18
Duke of Wellington's Regt. 2 6 6 14
Dorsetshire Regt. - 3 - 3
Gloucester Regt. 1 - - 1
K.O.S.B. 1 5 9 15
Munster Fusiliers - 1 - 1
Norfolk Regt. 1 4 2 7
Somerset L.I. - - 1 1
West Kent Regt. 4 4 - 8
Yorkshire L.I. 11 2 3 16
Yorkshire Regt. 1 - - 1
R.A.M.C. - 1 11 12
A.M.S. - - 2 2
35 52 69 156



Keen regret has been felt in Fermanagh by the sad tidings conveyed by the War Office to Lady Brooke, Colebrooke, that Major Victor Brooke, her brother-in-law. and son of the late Sir Victor Brooke, Bart., of Colebrooke. was killed in the fighting at Mons. Major Brooke was in the 9th Lancers.


Captain Cresswell, of the 1st Norfolk Regiment, reported killed, will be much regretted in Belfast, and the vicinity, where he was well known. He was a fine all-round sportsman, and a capital cricketer. His last appearance locally in the latter capacity was with his regimental team against Campbell College.

Lieutenant Leishman, of the Dorsets, who is reported wounded, is also a keen cricketer, who figured sometimes in local matches in Belfast.

Among other officers reported wounded who are well known and popular in the city are Lieutenant Openshaw, of the Norfolks; Lieutenant J. B. Oakes, of the same corps; Lieutenant Margetts, of the Dorsets; and Lieutenant Paget, of the Norfolks.

Colonel Boger and Major Chetwynd-Stapylton, of the Cheshire Regiment; Captains Dugmore, Jones, Jackson, Massey, Dyer, and Joliffe, and. Lieutenants Elliott, Fairweather, Frost, Jacobs, and Campbell, of the same corps, are reported missing, as is Lieutenant Briard.



Sir W. Robertson Nicoll, Editor of the "British Weekly," has issued an appeal to Nonconformists earnestly enjoining those of them who can fight to enlist without delay. He eloquently justifies our entrance into this war because it involved the keeping of the most sacred and solemn obligations, and because we are fighting for freedom, civilisation, and Christianity. He emphasises that it is a struggle for our very life as a nation. Subjugation by Germany would mean for us further existence as a tributary, harassed and humiliated at every point. We are fighting for the people, he concludes, for the very existence of democracy.


Harry Thomas (17), of Uxendon Farm, Pristow, near Harrow, while shooting with a miniature rifle, fell. The weapon went off, and he was shot in the temple, death being almost instantaneous.



Belfast Student's Sad End

On Sunday forenoon a very sad drowning accident occurred an the East Strand, Portrush between the Strand shelter and Curran Point, near White Rocks, the victim being Harold F. Armour, medical student, of Topp, Ballymoney, a nephew of Rev. James B. Armour, M.A., of that town. Accompanied by three companions -- Messrs. James Wallace, of Kirkhills, Dervock; William Thompson, of Conagher; and John Johnston, of Drumsara, Kilrea -- Mr. Armour had for some time been camping out at Cloughorr, near Portrush and being all good swimmers the young man each morning went bathing on the strand. On Sunday they went down as usual, and Mr Armour, who was regarded as the best swimmer of the four, got into deep water, when the strong currents which sometimes prevail at the place proved too powerful for him, and he was soon exhausted. The others were unable to render effective assistance, and the poor fellow was drowned before their eyes.

Very soon afterwards a counter-current washed the body, into shallow water, and it was taken from the surf by one or two residents of Portrush who were walking on the strand. Dr. Pringle and another Belfast doctor, aided by a couple of nurses who are spending their holidays in the vicinity, did everything possible to restore animation, but without success.

There is much sympathy with the family which has lost a young and promising member, and the deceased's fellow-students at Queen's University will mourn his untimely end.


On Monday afternoon Dr. J. C. Martin, J.P. (Coroner), held an inquest at Portrush.

Evidence of identification was given Wm. Armour, a brother of the deceased.

James Wallace, Kirkhills, who, with the deceased, Wm. Thompson, and John Johnston, had been camping out at Cloughorr, deposed that they went to bathe at the East Strand at about 9-30 a.m. Thompson and Johnston entered the water first, the deceased and witness following. When about ten minutes in the water witness felt the current drawing them out, and suggested that they should get out. He replied, "All right," and both started for the shore, witness being a little nearer the beach. He swam on until his feet touched the sand, and then, looking round, noticed the deceased, on his back, floating out to sea. Witness called to the others, who were dressing, and they came down to him. He entered the water, but he could not reach the deceased. Then he returned towards the shore, and Thompson pulled him out.

Dr. Harold Pringle, Edinburgh, said he was present when the body was brought ashore. Artificial respiration was continued for practically two hours, without avail. Asphyxia from drowning was the cause of death.

The jury returned a verdict in accordance with the medical evidence, expressed sympathy with the relatives of the deceased, in which the Coroner joined, and added a rider recommending the Portrush Urban Council to provide life-saving appliances at this and other places on the East Strand, although outside the urban district.

The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon to the family burying-ground in Kilraughts. Divine service was conducted at the late home of the deceased by the Revs. J. B. Armour and Thomas Caldwell, and at the graveside by this Revs. Alexander Crothers and Samuel Wallace.


While out fowling a young man named Thos. Mullan, a farmer of Cavancreevy, near Monaghan, has had terrible injuries inflicted upon him by the bursting of a second charge in a gun which he did not know it contained.


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The Witness - Friday, 11 September, 1914


HAMILTON -- Sept. 3, at The Manse, Bothwell, the wife of the Rev. S. J. Hamilton, B.A. -- a son.


GORDON--GREER -- Sept. 2, 1914, by special licence, at the residence of the bride's mother, by the Rev. Ed. Clarke, M.A., Presbyterian Church, Strabane, assisted by the Rev. Wm. M'Farland, B.A., Damascus, William Eagleson Gordon, The Lodge, Sion Mills, to Harriet Nina Greer, daughter of the late Robert Smyly Greer and Mrs. Greer, Camus House, Strabane. At home -- Sept. 16th, 17th, and 18th.

GREGG--BELL -- Sept. 1, 1914, at First Dromara Presbyterian Church, by Rev. W. G. Glasgow, B.A., John S. Gregg, son of the late Henry Gregg, Ash Vale, Dromara, to Mary E., eldest I daughter of the late Wm. Bell and Mrs. Bell, Pine Hill, Dromara.

HENDERSON--BAIRD -- Sept. 1, 1914, at First Bangor Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. John Waddell, B.A., assisted by the Rev. David Baird, B.A., of Garvachy Presbyterian Church (cousin of the bride), John, eldest son of David Henderson, Forthill, Bangor, to Kathleen Allison, eldest daughter of Robert Baird, Drimnahoe, Farnham Park, Bangor.

LOWE--M'KNIGHT -- Sept. 1, 1914, at Christ Church, Rathgar, by the Rev. W. J. Lowe, M.A., D.D., Belfast (father of the bridegroom), assisted by the Rev. J. J. Macaulay, B.A., William Henry Lowe, M.B., Ch.B. (Edin.), 57, North Strand Road, Dublin, to Jeanette Ardrie (Ettie), only daughter of John P. and Mrs. M'Knight, Nevara, Temple Gardens, Rathmines, Dublin.


MOLYNEAUX -- Sept. 7, 1914, at Benvista, Ballymena, Sarah Jane, wife of the late John Molyneaux, J.P., and daughter of the late William Wilson, Ballycloughan, Broughshane. Interred at Muckamore on 9th inst.

SHAW -- Sept. 5, 1914, at Congleton Villa, Eastleigh Drive, Belfast, Margaret Bell, wife of the late Martin Shaw, F.C.A. Interred in City Cemetery on Tuesday, Sept. 8.

BEACOM -- Sept. 5, at Donacloney, Irvine Beacom, ex-Sergeant R.I.C.

BOYD -- Sept. 5, at Clea Hill, Killyleagh, John, husband of Cathrine Boyd.

BROWN -- Sept. 6, at The Limes, Lurgan, Lilian, eldest daughter of W. H. E. Brown, aged 15 years.

CALDWELL -- Sept. 6, at Hilden Villa, Dundonald, Alexandra Anna (Daisy), youngest daughter of James Caldwell.

COCHRANE -- Sept. 4, at Dhu Varren, Portrush, Elizabeth Findlay, wife of Joseph Cochrane, formerly of Quilly.

CONNELLY -- Sept. 7, at 14, Bachelor's Walk, Lisburn, John, husband of Susan Connelly.

CURRY -- Sept. 2, at West Street, Carrickfergus, Susan, wife of Allan Curry.

DUNSEATH -- At Seattle, Washington, U.S.A., Hugh Rea, youngest surviving son of the late W. J. Dunseath, Belfast.

EMERSON -- Sept. 7, at Groomsport, James Emerson, Boatbuilder.

FLEMING -- Sept. 3, at the Workhouse, Larne, Annie M., wife of Malcolm Fleming, Master.

GILLESPIE -- Sept. 5, at Cambrai Street, William, husband of Mary Gillespie, late of Bessbrook, Newry.

HAMILTON -- Sept. 4, at Ballycarry, Eliza Hamilton.

HANNA -- Sept. 2, at Limevale Cottage, Ballyaughlis, Lisburn, William, husband of Catherine Hanna, in his 84th year.

MARTIN -- Sept. 2, at the residence of her brother-in-law (Mr. Wm. Houston, J.P.), Killybegs, Mary Martin, late of Armaghbrague, County Armagh.

MARTIN -- Sept. 5, at Beechfield, Aughnaleck, Lisburn, John, husband of Agnes Martin.

MATCHETT -- Sept. 7, at Bladon Park, Malone Road, Richard, last surviving son of the late William Matchett, of Trummery.

MORROW -- Sept. 2, at Duneane, Randalstown, Mrs. William Morrow.

M'BRIDE -- Sept 6, at Lyle Hill, Templepatrick, Alexander M'Bride.

M'CONVILLE -- Sept. 7, at Ballynagarrick, Gilford, County Down, Hugh M'Conville.

M'VEIGH -- Sept. 7, at 97, University Avenue, John, husband of Jane M'Veigh.

PENTLAND -- Sept. 6, at St. Patrick's, Mohill, Co. Leitrim, Henry Pentland, M.D., J.P., in his 69th year.

RAPPLE -- Sept. 1, at 11, Lancefield Road, Balmoral, Katherine, widow of the late John G. Rapple.

SHAW -- Sept. 1, at 72, CromwelL Road, Annie, relict of the late James Shaw.

TAYLOR -- Sept. 2, at Conabury, Castleblayney, James Alan Taylor, aged 68 years.

In Memoriam

LYONS -- In loving memory of the Rev. A. S. Lyons, who entered into rest on the 7th September, 1908.
"There remaineth, therefore, a rest to the people of God." Heb. iv. 9.
Inserted by his sorrowing Wife and Family. Windsor Bank, Newry, September, 1914.


Mrs. Hill and Family, of Ballynure P.O., desire to tender their deepest Thanks to all those who kindly sympathised with them, in their sad bereavement.



Ex-Lord Chief Justice of Ireland.

Lord O'Brien, ex-Lord Chief Justice of Ireland, died on Monday at his residence, Airfield, Donnybrook, near Dublin. He had been ailing for about twelve months, and in consequence of a severe attack of diabetes he resigned his high office last autumn. A few weeks ago he had an attack of gastritis from which he never rallied. He was in his seventy-second year. He was conscious till the last, and gave instructions that his funeral, which will take place on Friday, should be private. Lord O'Brien was a descendant of the Kings of Thomond. His father, John O'Brien, was member for Limerick City from 1841 to 1852. The late Judge graduated in Trinity College, Dublin, in 1864, was called to the bar the following year and afterwards acted as registrar to his uncle, Judge James O'Brien. He had an extensive practice on the Munster circuit, and took silk in 1881. He contested County Clare in 1879 and was defeated by The O'Gorman Mahon. When Gladstone adopted the Home Rule policy Lord O'Brien became a Unionist. He was appointed senior Crown prosecutor for Dublin in 1883. When he was Solicitor-General he pressed his prosecutions so strenuously and selected juries with such care that has namesake William O'Brien, at a public meeting, nicknamed him "Peter the Packer," and the soubriquet clung to him till the end of his career. He was created a Baronet in 1891 and in 1900 he was elevated to the peerage as Baron O'Brien of Kilfenora.




The Rev. Charles Davey paid the following tribute to the memory of the late Mr. J. H. Lytle, J.P., in Fisherwick Church on Sunday morning last. The late Mr. Lytle, like his father before him, was an honoured and devoted member of that congregation. He said -- It is a fitting thing that I should take the earliest opportunity of saying a few words about one of our members, whose earthly career has closed within the last few days. Mr. Joseph H. Lytle was a lifelong member of Fisherwick, having been baptised by the Rev. Dr. Morgan. His father, Mr. John Lytle, whose name has a distinguished place in connection with the history of our city, was an honoured elder of this Church. Dr. Morgan, in his autobiography, says of him -- "I have just returned from the funeral of my friend and elder, John Lytle. He has been connected with Fisherwick Place for more than forty years, and a blessing and honour to it all the time. He was about sixteen years old when he came to us. At once he began with the Sabbath schools, became a member of the Church, and was ordained an elder in 1847. He was richly endowed intellectually and socially -- calm, thoughtful, gentle, firm, benevolent, wise, upright; he was successful in the world; loved and honoured by all. He was a true man, Christian, citizen, patriot, and friend of the human family." Much of what is said here about his father might with truthfulness he repeated in regard to Mr. Joseph Lytle. His natural shyness and modesty made him shrink from public positions and duties for which he had all the necessary gifts. He might hare occupied any place of honour in the community had be aspired to it, but his disposition and tastes led him rather to choose the quieter paths of life. To dwell among his own people, to do his duty to maintain his integrity as a businessman and a Christian, and to help forward unceasingly the best interests of his church and the surrounding community; these were his ideals, and he constantly pursued them. His word was his bond, and well and truly and unostentatiously he fulfilled his course and served his generation. Under the testing conditions of modern business life he maintained a high standard of character, and won the respect and confidence of all who knew him. This morning we think of him especially as a member of the church and a constant friend and generous supporter of this congregation. The Orphan Society, the foreign missions, the Sustentation Fund, and, indeed, ail the various agencies and efforts of our Church were the recipients of his liberality. Of all who have contributed of their substance and time and thought and the devotion of their lives to give this church its place in the community and make it. what it, few have been more devoted to it or more closely identified with all its interests than the one whose loss we mourn to-day. In 1870 he was appointed a deacon or member of committee, so that for a the long period of forty-four years he has served the church in this capacity. In 1877 he was placed in the responsible position of secretary of the congregation, a post which "he held and the duties of which he discharged with conspicuous ability and success for a period of seven years. In the transition period of our church's history and in all the labour thrown upon the officials of the congregation in connection with the building and opening of this church and the removal from the old one, he was keenly interested, and took his full share of the work of the various committees; and for years after we entered upon our work here he loved to take his stand in the vestibule of the church on Sabbath to give a hearty welcome to strangers and find them suitable accommodation. The estimate of his character formed by the people of Fisherwick is perhaps best evinced by the fact that he was twice elected to the eldership -- first in connection with the old church many years ago, and again at the recent election since we came to our new district. On neither occasion, however could he be prevailed on to take upon him the duties of this sacred office, though every one was assured of his fitness for it. For many years he was an ardent and successful teacher in the Brown Street Sabbath-school, under the superintendence of the late Mr. William M. Neill, and exhibited a loving interest in his class and work; and to the last he held the position of one of its governors. To most of us he was best known as the humble and devout worshipper, whose place here was rarely vacant either morning or evening. He loved to come to the House of prayer to meet with God's people. Until within a little more than a few weeks of his decease, when, perhaps, he was hardly physically fit for it, he was still found in his accustomed place; and when, much to his sorrow, failing strength made his attendance impossible, he would question those who were privileged to be here about the various parts oi the service, and to the last he exhibited the keenest interest in the House of God. He loved Fisherwick with an ardent and constant affection. I might sum up his character in a sentence; he was sincere, honest, truthful, unassuming, faithful; a tower of strength to those who knew and trusted him. His name and worth will long remain a loving memory among us. We shall miss him in connection with every part of our church's life and work. Our hearts go out in sympathy this morning, and our prayers ascend to God for the sorrowing, for his family, and for other families among us who have recently been bereaved, that the God of all grace and all consolation may comfort and help them in their hour of trial, and lift their thoughts and hearts upward to the world of light into which their loved ones have entered. In these dark days of conflict, when our nation is struggling for its very existence, nothing comforts or inspires us so much as the spirit in which our young men are offering themselves in the day of their country's need. I ask no less than this for the Church of Christ, that our young men, our best and strongest, will offer themselves willingly to fill up her depleted ranks, and take the place of those who are falling, and carry forward to its consummation the great conflict of the ages. Christ is worthy of our best. And let us remember that even a nation's gratitude would be a small thing to gain if we missed the Master's "Well done, good and faithful servant, enter thou into the joy of thy Lord." Happily you may win both.



The annual picnic in connection with the above church took place on Tuesday, the 1st inst. Although the morning looked gloomy, yet about eleven o'clock the sun broke, through the clouds and poured forth his rays in all his loveliness during the remainder of the day. About 12-45 o'clock the Sabbath and day school children, their friends, and members of the congregation assembled in the church. Rev. W. M. Henry addressed some words of encouragement and council in reference to their conduct during the day Mr. H. Wallace, superintendent, engaged in prayer. Afterwards all marched in order down the avenue to the street, where brakes and other machines were waiting to convey them to that ideal place, Dartrey Cottage, beautifully situated on a lake, and which was kindly given for the occasion by Earl Dartrey. On arriving there many willing hands were employed in preparing tea, sandwiches, and cakes. The chief helpers were -- Mrs. Henry, Mrs. S. Brown, Mrs. Wallace, Miss Wylie, Miss Katie Stephenson, Miss Wallace, Miss Emma Henry, Miss M. Stephenson, and Mrs. H. Wallace. After all had partaken of the good things provided various games were enjoyed by the young people. The swings, kindly provided by Mr. W. Stoddart, were greatly appreciated by young and old. They were also pleased to find with them some friends from a district. Among these were the Rev. W. and Mrs. Keers, Mrs. M'Caldin, Newbliss; Mr. H. Gillespie, and many others. About six o'clock Rev. W. M. Henry called all together, and said he desired to speak a few words to them before parting. They should be very thankful to kind Providence for giving them such a beautiful day. Most of them were aware it was owing to the kindness of Earl Dartrey that they were privileged to be there. He wanted them to give three hearty cheers for the Earl and Countess; also three cheers for Mr. Stoddart who was always so kind in providing swings and fresh water. Hearty cheers were also given for all who rendered very valuable services during the entertainment. The singing of the 2nd Paraphrase and pronouncing of the benediction terminated the most enjoyable occasion for many years.


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The Witness - Friday, 18 September, 1914


LITTLE -- Sept. 15, at the Manse of Knoxland, Dumbarton, the wife of the Rev. Dr. James Little -- a son.

M'KITTRICK -- Aug. 29, 1914, at Greenogue, Cregagh, the wife of G. E. M'Kittrick, of a daughter.


ANDERSON--M'CORMICK -- Sept. 9, 1914, at Christ Church, Belfast, by the Rev. L. P. Storey, B.A., Rector; assisted by the Rev. Alexander Moore, B.A., Rector of St. Donard's, and the Rev. Thomas M'Dermott, B.A. (cousin of the bridegroom), First Presbyterian Church, Rathfriland, Alexander Dill Anderson, B.A., B.E., A.M.I.C.E., son of Thomas Anderson, Drumahoe, Londonderry, to Nellie Wilson, daughter of the late John M'Cormick and Mrs. F M'Cormick, Martella, Donegall Park, Belfast.

FERGUSON--CLEMENTS -- Sept. 8, 1914, at May Street Presbyterian Church, Belfast, by the Rev. William Patterson, D.D., assisted by the Rev. G. T. C. Clements, B.A. (brother of the bride), William Ferguson, 24, Greenville Terrace, Belfast, to Agnes Catherine (Nessa), only daughter of John Clements, 84, University Street, Belfast.

GARDAM--MEGAW -- Aug. 25, 1914, at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Manse, Regina, Canada (by special licence), bv Rev. A. Guy, B.D., Maurice G. H., son of F. J. Gardam, Hull, England, to Annie Kyle, daughter of Robert Megaw, Clara, Clough, Down.

ORR--HOOD -- Sept. 16, at Milton Free Church, Glasgow, by Rev. S. Lyle Orr (father of the bridegroom), and Rev. John Caldwell, Dumbarton, William James Orr, Dentist, to Chrissie, youngest daughter of the late William Ramage Hood, Galashiels.

STEPHENS--CORRY -- Sept. 9, at Elmwood Church, Belfast, by the Rev. D. A. Taylor, D.D., assisted by the Rev. David Purves, D.D., Samuel, eldest son of William H. Stephens, Ardshane, Holywood, County Down, to Jeanie Pinkerton, third daughter of Robert W. Corry, J.P., Benvue, Windsor Park, Belfast.


ALEXANDER -- Sept. 11, at Ballymoney, Craigavad, Margaret Alexander, widow of the late Matthew Alexander.

BELL -- Sept. 10, at 51, M'Clure Street, Belfast, Maggie, eldest daughter of John Bell, Groomsport.

BENNETT -- Sept. 12, at Ballyloughan, Margaret Jane, eldest daughter of the late William Bennett.

BORLAND -- Sept. 16, at Culmore, Alexander Armour Borland.

CLOSE -- Sept. 15, at 74, Broadway, Rachel Close.

DAVIDSON -- Sept. 16, at 146, Donegall Road, Joseph Davidson (late Israel Street).

DEWAR -- Sept. 11, at 2, College Green, Belfast, James Dewar, in his 79th year.

DOUGLAS -- Sept. 14, at Royal Victoria Hospital, John D. Douglas, 198, Upper Meadow Street.

FORDE -- Sept. 14, at Kilmorarity, Portadown, Susanna Ford, in her 77th year.

HANNA -- Sept. 15, at Rainey Street, Magherafelt, Mary Jane, widow of the late Robert Hanna.

IRVINE -- Sept. 11, at Ballyholme, Bangor, George W. Irvine, late of Northern Bark, Belfast.

JOHNSTON -- Sept. 11, at Redclyffe, Holywood, David Johnston, M.D., M.Ch.

KENNY -- Sept. 10, at 5, Park Street, Ballymena, John Kenny, late of Carnlea.

LUDLOW -- Sept. 15, 1914, at his residence, 7, Manilla Terrace, Skegoniel Avenue, Belfast James Ludlow, in his 80th year, late Foreman Shipwright with Messrs. Workman, Clark, & Co., Limited.

LYNCH -- Sept. 13, at Lawnbrook Avenue, Belfast, Thomas Leslie, infant son of Thomas Lynch, aged 13 months.

MACARTNEY -- Sept. 12, at 9, Newport Street, William Thos. Macartney, husband of Annie Macartney.

MACKENZIE -- Sept. 11, at Coolaney, Co. Sligo, Mabel, elder daughter of Charles P. Mackenzie, aged 6 years and 11 months.

MOORE -- At 53, Magdala Street, James, eldest son of the late James Moore, of Scotchmount.

MUSGRAVE -- Sept. 9, at Fernhurst Villas, Cork, Sarah J., wife of Thomas Musgrave, Cork.

M'BRIDE -- At Ballymartin, Sarah E. (Cissy), M'Bride.

M'CREEDY -- Sept. 14, at 17, Clifton Crescent, Cliftonville Road, Belfast, Elizabeth, widow of the late William M'Creedy, Merchant, Downpatrick.

M'DOWELL -- Sept. 15, 1914, at the Central Dining Rooms, Ballyclare, Mary Jane, the beloved wife of William M'Dowell.

M'ELROY -- Sept. 13, at Main Street, Ballymoney, Samuel C. M'Elroy.

M'KEE -- Sept. 13, at a Private Hospital, Eliza, widow of Hugh A. M'Kee, late of 56, North Parade.

O'HARE -- Sept. 9, at Ophir Gardens, Chichester Park, William O'Hare.

WILSON -- Sept. 12, at the Manse, Rathfriland, the Rev. James Wilson. LL.D.



The oldest amongst us can remember the time when there were no envelopes. They are a very modern invention, and they seem to have come into use almost simultaneously in many countries. It was Sir Rowland Hill that created the necessity for them. When he carried in 1839 his Act for penny postage that was the death-knell of franking letters, and freed the people from excessive postage rates. In their new liberty the people freely took to letter-writing, but, unfortunately, it was only a small minority of them that could write, and for a time to be able to write a letter was regarded as a great accomplishment, much greater than the power to play the piano or violin to-day. The envelope is so useful and convenient that we wonder how letter-writers got on without it. But is not that the way we feel about most things that have come late into use? We are so familiar with them, and they serve us so well, that we ask in amazement why did not people find them out in the olden time? But it would hardly be an exaggeration to say that nothing is found out before its time. When the necessity for a thing is felt then it is soon discovered, and in the region of necessity the discovery or invention of one thing leads to that of many other things. This is the secret of our progress and what gives freshness and newness to life. Without our envelopes life would be much more burdensome and irritating than it is. If our envelopes could only speak, what a story they could tell. In fact, they carry the story of the world, and they draw the ends of the earth together. What is there that is going in the world in the way of commerce and trade, friendship and enmity, religion and agnosticism, good and evil that is not hidden under the cover of an envelope. While it carries great ideas and purposes, it keeps from the public much that is wicked and unclean. It gives protection and security against an unnecessary publicity, and in the case of our private concerns how thankful we ought to be for the secrecy it secures for us. We give ourselves freely away in our letters. We put into them what we would never say in conversation, and it is the envelope that gives us courage to do so. We could not live nor keep up the friendships of life nor attend to the work and affairs of life without our letters, and many of them in the sweet intercourse of life are very precious to us, and are part of the treasures of life. The late Dr. James MacGregor, of Edinburgh, has said in regard to Jotters -- "What a pity Thackeray hadn't thought of writing a book on Letters, their physiology and psychology. It would have been as good as that inimitable book, 'Vanity Fair,' which all young women should read over at least three times before they get married. Letters! What can't they do? How happy they can make you. How miserable. It is a poor boast of the pen that it can scratch with a dash 10,000. It can do a great deal more than that. A few lines from it can go a great way in breaking or mending poor human hearts."

How anxious we all are about letters and cards from the front, from the battlefields of France, for who of us is there that has not some dear one or friend or acquaintance there? It is so trying that so little news can come from our heroic soldiers to us directly. But from the lists of the killed, wounded, and missing we know well what is going on there, and it is a sad and sorrowful story. Though personally we can hear so little from the front, black-edged envelopes are beginning to crowd in upon us. We are getting them, from friends who had never cause to send us one before. What a throb of emotion runs through us as we take one of them into our hands. It is especially so at any time, but much more at the present. If, in the ordinary course of life, we kept our black-edged envelopes they would not amount to a large number, and for that we ought to bo very thankful. When they come they move us deeply. We had one of these envelopes the other day from a dear ministerial friend, telling us of the death of his beloved and gifted son, a student for the ministry. It was so sad how unknown circumstances had worked for his death, but his family found such comfort and strength in the peace and joy and anticipations with which he entered into glory. While this letter softened our eyes with tears it brought a great blessing into our hearts. In these days of war we shudder as we take a black-edged envelope into our hands. We are almost afraid to touch it. While its contents are still unknown to us we examine in fear the postmark, the handwriting, and the depth of its edge. All the time we are doing this great emotions are surging within us, and it is only in a recovering sense of calmness that, we are able to open it. It is only the first batch of these envelopes that are beginning to came in upon us, and it is unspeakably sad that they will increase in number till the last day of the war, and long after it is over. For the results of this wicked and cruel war will not end in our day nor in many generations to come. But if it puts an end to Kaiserism the sacrifices that we and our Allies are making may be found to be not too great a price. For years we have been living in such terror of militarism that life itself in Europe was becoming intolerable. Though we can only purchase our freedom by our blood it is such a noble, patriotic thing to shed it. How can we be grateful enough to those who are fighting and dying for us on the battlefield. How tenderly we should pray for them, how gladly we should serve and help their families, and how lovingly we should encompass them with the sympathies of Christian life.

The black-edged envelope has a message for us. No matter where it comes from, be it the private house, the hospital, or the camp, it carries a touching message for us. Great emotions are hidden in its folds, and it stirs equally great emotions in our hearts. The sorrows of the world and of our homes are ever crossing and re-crossing one another in black-edged envelopes, but there are always rays of light and consolation darting through them, and these help so much to give us peace and submission to the will of God. It is so sad to read the letters that tell us of the death of our brave soldiers on the battlefield, but we are greatly comforted by their heroism, endurance, and services and sacrifices for one another. Nothing makes the whole world akin like sorrow and suffering, and it is the battlefield that makes so real to us our common humanity. When the fight is over there is no longer any enemy -- there is only humanity, though the Germans in this war have sadly defaced it. How generously the wounded share their comforts and food with one another, independent of creed and country. What is the stricken battlefield but a picture of the human race. In one place are the dead, in another are the wounded, and there are the living. That is the story of humanity all the world over. "What shadows we are, and what shadows we pursue." But the great comfort that we have in such a time as this, when black-edged envelopes are pouring in upon us, is that God is very near and real to us. "The best of all is that God is with us." We feel so much our need of Him, and in our sorrow and loneliness He remains with us, by our side, as we trudge along the hard, rough, broken road of life. In days of prosperity and pleasure and selfish gratification we may have forgotten Him, but He never forgets us. Even when He has to say of us, "My people have committed two evils; they have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water," the fountain of living water and refreshment and consolation is still open for us. "In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and un-cleanness." Through our awful national and family sufferings and losses there will be a great returning unto God on the battlefield and in the homes and hearts of our people. The sorrows that are breaking our hearts will heal our souls. Mysterious voices are everywhere whispering to us, "Come and let us return unto the Lord, for He hath torn and He will heal us; He hath smitten and He will bind us up." Though we will never see again the faces of our dear ones, who died on the battlefield, we are cheered and strengthened by the thought that they gave their lives in the cause of God and humanity, and from their graves in a foreign land they appeal to us "to do justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with our God."



An unfortunate cycling accident, resulting in serious injury to Rev. Mr. Gibson, of Broughshane occurred a short distance outside Derry on Sunday evening. The rev. gentleman was cycling into the city when through some unaccountable cause he tell off. His head struck the road, and he was rendered unconscious. He was conveyed to the infirmary, where it was learned that his condition was critical, having sustained grave injury to the head. The occurrence was purely accidental.



The will of the Rev. Jacob Primmer, Kings-seathill Manse, near Dunfermline, dated in May, 1912, holograph, and written on black-edged notepaper, has been lodged at the Register House, Edinburgh. Amongst the provisions are the following -- That there should be no flowers and no prayer at his grave; that his two sons, John and Jacob Hope, were to have their selection of his books; that thereafter the Hope Trust should have the offer of purchasing the whole or a part of them; that the volumes of "The Tablet," "The Catholic Times," "The Universe," "The Edinburgh Catholic Herald," "The Glasgow Observer," "The Protestant Observer," "The Bulwark," "The British Weekly," "The Scottish Chronicle," &c., should be offered to the Houe Trust for what they were willing to give for them; that the copyright of his book, "Jacob Primmer in Rome, should be sold to the Hope Trust; that his pamphlets, tracts, and papers should be offered to the Hope Trust; that the various volumes of extracts and cuttings from newspapers should be given to his son John, and in the event of his dying before the testator they were to go to the testator's son, Jacob Hope, "as I have faith and believe . . . . that he will ultimately take up the banner against Rome and the devil when it falls from my hands;" and that his son John should have the volumes with the cuttings from newspapers concerning the testator's Protestant conventicles, lectures, letters, &c. The testator left his Bible, "a gift from his mother before we were married, which I have read from end to end at least forty times," to his son Jacob Hope, and his journal and scrap-books to write his life to his son John. He directed that the inscription for his tomb should be:-- "Pastor Jacob Primmer fell asleep in Jesus, 19--, age --. Only a poor sinner saved by grace. 'For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.' -- Philipp, i. 21. I go to be with the Lord Jesus Christ with a heart hatred of Popery, prelacy, and Ritualism, praying, 'Come quickly, Lord Jesus.' " There were a number of private bequests.



On the 10th inst. the Rev. R. H. Smythe, First Castleblayney Presbyterian Church, and Mr. John Gillespie, agent to the Hope estate, on behalf of the subscribers, presented Mr. Harry M'Clelland with a Gold Watch and Bag, on the occasion of his removal from Castleblayney.

He conducted the praise service of the church very efficiently, and was an energetic worker in the Sabbath-school, so that his leaving will be a loss to the community.




It is with feelings of sincere regret that we announce the death of the Rev. James Wilson, B.A., LL.D., minister of First Rathfriland Presbyterian Church, which took place at The Manse on Saturday last. The deceased, who was a brother of Mr. Moses Wilson, a director of the Belfast Bank, was born on January 25th, 1840, in the neighbourhood of Minterburn, County Tyrone, his parents being highly respected in that neighbourhood. His elementary education was received in his home district, and having early decided to enter the Christian ministry he pursued his undergraduate course in the Queen's College, Belfast, and after graduation he entered the Assembly's College, where he studied theology. At both of these seats of learning he took high places in all his examinations, and enjoyed to the fullest extent the confidence of the professors under whom he sat. On leaving college he was licensed by the Presbytery of Belfast in May, 1863, and very shortly afterwards he was called to the congregation of First Rathfriland in succession to the Rev. Henry Osborne, who had removed to Holywood. He was ordained there or September 29th, 1863, and for almost half a century he exercised his ministerial gifts amongst a warmly attached people. The deceased was one of the best preachers in the General Assembly, making the most careful preparation for the pulpit, and was frequently invited to preach on special occasions, his services being always most acceptable. All through his ministry the deceased was pre-eminently a student, and after he had entered upon the charge of his congregation he attended law classes, and subsequently proceeded to the degree of LL.D. The deceased was a strong believer in faithful work out of the pulpit as well as in it, and accordingly he regularly visited his people in their homes, giving special attention to the sick and dying. During his ministry the church property was greatly improved, and Dr. Wilson has left behind him a monument of honest work done in connection with First Rathfriland. At the Assembly in 1909 he sought and obtained leave to retire from active duties of the ministry, and on the 12th April, 1910, he acted upon the permission given him to retire. Early in the following year the Rev. Thomas M'Dermott, who had been engaged in mission work in Larne, was called to be his assistant and successor, and on the 18th April, 1911, he was ordained. Of a retiring disposition, Dr. Wilson took no active part in the business of the Courts of the Church, with the exception of his own Presbytery, where he was held in the highest esteem by all his brethren, who greatly lament his death. He was married to Miss M'Clenehan, whose brother is a respected magistrate in the town. Mrs. Wilson predeceased her husband many years ago, and there was no family.


On Monday afternoon, the remains of the deceased were removed from The Manse, Newry Street, Rathfriland, for interment in the burying-ground attached to the church of which he was the esteemed pastor. The attendance was of a large and representative character, and clearly demonstrated the high place the late Dr. Wilson occupied in the hearts of all who knew him. Prior to the removal of the remains a short and impressive service was conducted at The Manse by Rev. M M. Logan, B.A., Cleric of the Rathfriland Presbytery, and the Rev. T. J. Harrison, B.A., one of deceased's most intimate friends. The casket containing the remains was of solid oak richly embellished with solid silver mountings, and was covered with beautiful floral tributes. The breast-plate bore the following inscription --

Died 12th September, 1914.
Aged 76 years.

The coffin was borne from The Manse to the church on the shoulders of the chief mourners, relatives, and friends, and the members of the session and committee of First Rathfriland Presbyterian Church. On reaching the church the coffin was placed on a catafalque in front of the pulpit, which, together with the choir rail, was draped in black. The solemn service began with the singing of the 23rd Psalm and prayer by Rev. Thomas M'Dermitt. Dr. Wilson's successor in the spiritual oversight of the congregation, after which Rev. Robert Anderson, M.A., read a portion of Scripture. This was followed by the choir singing Dr. Wilson's favourite hymn, "Jesus, Lover of My Soul," after which the Rev. G. T. Cowper, M.A., delivered an eloquent address appreciative of the deceased's life and work. The hymn "For ever with the Lord" having been sung, the touching service concluded with the pronouncing of the benediction by the Rev. R. J. Sloan, B.A.

Rev. Mr. M'Dermott stated that he had received letters from the Right Rev. Dr. Bingham. Moderator of the General Assembly, and from Rev. William Shepherd, M.A., Ballyroney, expressing their sympathy and regret at the death of Dr. Wilson, and deploring their inability to be present at the funeral.

The coffin was then borne from the church by the deceased's co-presbyters, and the remains were committed to their last resting-place amidst many manifestations of deep regret.

The chief mourners were -- Messrs. Robert Wilson, William Wilson, and Moses Wilson (brothers); Mr. J. M. M'Clenehan, J.P., Co.C., Rathfriland (brother-in-law); Messrs. John Stokes Wilson, James O. Wilson, Robert J. Wilson, and James Wilson (nephews).


After reading the commitment service Rev. G. T. Cowper, M.A., said it was with feelings of surprise and deep regret that the members of that congregation and also the people of Rathfriland and district heard that the Rev. Dr. Wilson had passed away, as he was present in that house of prayer just eight days previously, and there was then no perceptible change in his appearance that would prepare their minds to be ready for the news of his sudden departure. The news of his death came to them all as a great shock. A week previously he was seized with an illness that confined him to his room, and on Friday night the end came peacefully, and he passed to the great beyond without any apparent suffering. They should be thankful that when death came their departed friend was not alone, but was under the care of one whom he greatly loved, and who with, tender care, devotion, and sympathy ministered to him in his short illness and in his last hours. It was more than fifty years ago that he was ordained by the Presbytery of Rathfriland and appointed to the pastoral oversight of that large and important congregation. He had been told that a number of the leading members of the congregation were then opposed to their departed friend being called, but such was the wisdom and tact with which he acted that in a short time those men became his warmest friends and helpers. They all knew that throughout his ministry his wisdom and and tact were remarkable, and that he so guided the affairs of that in a short time those men became his warmest friends and helpers. They all knew that throughout his ministry his wisdom and his tact were remarkable, and that he so guided the affairs of that congregation that he was looked up to by its members with feelings of pride and admiration. During the long period of his ministry he always manifested a deep interest in the spiritual and temporal welfare of the members of his flock, who repaid him for his regards by looking upon him as their guide and friend, and by appealing to him whenever they found themselves in a position of perplexity, anxiety, or sorrow. Even those who had ceased to be members of his congregation continued to look to him for sympathy and guidance; and one and all found that they did not look in vain. If the deceased gentleman had been called to the highest office in the church his great ability and courtly manner would have enabled him to discharge the duties of that office with great efficiency. Their late minister possessed gifts which would have enabled him to win success in any sphere of life he might have chosen; but having chosen the ministry of the Gospel, he was faithful to Him Whose servant he was and they had no reason to believe that he ever regretted his early choice. They had but to look round and they would see that he had left visible memorials of his work and ministry -- the renovated church, the convenient manse, the commodious lecture hall and the large cemetery. Each and all of those things were his memorials, and they had also more enduring monumental of his ministry in souls that had been quickened by his instrumentality and in many who had been brought up in holiness and comfort through faith unto salvation. As a preacher his clear thinking enabled him rightly to divide the word of truth. He saw quickly the meaning of any passage he might choose as the subject of his discourse, and then with expropriate language and with helpful illustrations he set forth that truth briefly and convincingly. As a pastor they knew how watchful and sympathetic he was in his care over them. The "doctor," as they were accustomed to call him, was always a welcome visitor when he went to their homes, and especially so in times of trouble. He was gone, and they sorrowed because they would see his face no more, nor hear his voice no more on earth, but if they cherished the words that he spake while he was with them -- "He being dead yet speaketh" to them, as they recalled his words and sought to walk as he had counselled them. "All flesh is as grass, and all the glory of men is as the flower of the field. The grass withereth and the flower thereof fadeth away, but the word of the Lord endureth for ever."

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Universal regret will be felt at the death of Mr. James Dewar, of College Green, Belfast, and a leading member of Elmwood congregation. The deceased, who was formerly connected with the Irish Colportage Society, and was prominently identified with the Scottish community in the city, about fourteen years ago, at the suggestion of the late Mr. Basil M'Crae, undertook to compile a history of Elmwood congregation, and this volume, published by Marcus Ward & Co., consisting chiefly of biographical sketches of the founders and leaders of that congregation down to the date of publication, and illustrated with numerous photographs, was published by Mr. M'Crea and Mr. Dewar, and a copy presented to each member of the congregation. It is a handsome volume, and is, a monument of the labours of Mr. Dewar, who acted for some years as secretary to the Congregational Committee. He was a distinct personality, and lived to a good age. His wife predeceased him same years ago.

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The death of Mr. Samuel C. M'Elroy, J.P., Ballymoney, took place on Sabbath morning at his residence, Main Street. The deceased gentleman had reached an advanced age, but until about three weeks ago, when he had a paralytic seizure, he had been able to attend to his customary duties. Since then, however, he had been totally incapacitated, and the end was not unexpected. The late Mr. M'Elroy was a well-known and popular figure, and as Editor of the "Ballymoney Free Press" came much in touch with the public. Up till a few years ago, when declining health compelled him to retire, he carried on a large and successful business as auctioneer and valuator. In 1886 the late Mr. M'Elroy, on the disruption of the Liberal party over the Home Rule question, followed Mr. Gladstone, and a short time afterwards he unsuccessfully contested the Parliamentary constituency of North Antrim as against the late Lord Macnaghten. Mr. M'Elroy himself lived to acknowledge that the Home Rule policy was a mistake. He saw his most cherished dreams of land reform actually carried into effect by a Unionist Government, and he afterwards frankly and freely gave his best assistance to secure the election of a candidate for North Antrim who carried the flag of the Union. He gave whole-hearted support to Mr. P. Kerr-Smiley, the present representative of the division, in both his successful contests. The late Mr. M'Elroy was a justice of the Peace for the county and a Member of the Presbyterian Church. He was twice married and his second wife survives him, as do two children by his first wife. His death will be sincerely and deeply regretted by a wide circle of friends.

The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon to the family burying-ground in the Old Churchyard. The coffin was borne by the numbers of Masonic Lodge 57, Ballymoney, of which the deceased was a P.M. The chief mourners were Mr. John Cochrane (father-in-law), Messrs. Saml. Cochrane and William Cochrane (brothers-in-law), Mr. Albert M'Caughern (cousin), and Messrs. Samuel Mulholland and James Cassidy (relatives). Beautiful floral tributes were sent by Dr. Peter M'Arthur (Belfast), Mrs. M'Elroy, Masonic Lodge No. 57, and Mrs. Mills. Divine service was conducted at the late home of the deceased and at the graveside by the Rev. J. B. Armour.

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The recent death of Mr. Andrew Davidson, Springhill Cottage, Moneymore, caused deep and widespread sorrow throughout a large circle of friends and acquaintances in the Moneymore district, where he was well and favourably known. Mr. Davidson was for thirty-two years in the service of the late Sir William Lenox-Conyngham as land-steward, to whom he was devotedly attached, and after the latter's death was continued in the service of the family by his son, Major W. A. Lennox-Conyngham. Deceased was interred in the New Churchyard, Moneymore, and a large and representative funeral cortege paid their last tribute of respect to the deceased. Rev. W. J. Sharpe, B.A., conducted religious exercises at the house and graveside. Sincere sympathy is felt for his widow and family -- two sons and three daughters -- in the irreparable loss they have sustained by the death of a much-loved and loving hushand and father. Mr. Andrew Davidson was the younger son of the late James Davidson, of Tullynagee, Killinchy, County Down.



Mrs. Elizabeth Bell, of 91, Princeton Road, Bangor, County Down, who died on the 10th April last, by her will dated 4th March, 1912, left 50 to the London City Mission, and 50 to the Presbyterian Orphan Society.

On Tuesday his Honour Judge Orr, accompanied by his Registrar, Mr. S. A. Crickard, sat in the Courthouse, Ballynahinch, and took up the revision of the voters' lists for Ballynahinch, Dunmore, and Drumaness units.

Enormous damage was caused by the storm to the fruit crop in the Loughgall and Richhill orchards. Tons of apples, pears, and plums lie scattered over the ground, and in many instances young fruit trees have been uprooted.

The remains of Mr. Arthur Doogan, J.P., Innishmore, Lisbellaw, were buried in the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Enniskillen, on Monday. The deceased died suddenly on Saturday, 12th inst. He was an ex-inspector in the English police force.

At an inquest held on Monday at Dunbought, near Clough, touching the death of Mrs. Jane M'Killop, it was stated that she was proceeding in a cart with some others to do farm work when the vehicle overturned, and the deceased received injuries from which she died on Sunday.

At Tandragee on the 9th inst. fourteen young men, seven Nationalists and seven Unionists, were charged with being guilty of riotous and disorderly conduct on the occasion of a party disturbance at Tandragee on Saturday, the 27th June. The majority of the magistrates decided to adjourn the cases for two months.

The Lurgan Battalion of the Ulster Volunteer Force attended a special parade service in the parish church on Sunday, the preacher on the occasion being his Grace the Lord Primate, who addressed the men on "Imperial Duties of Ulster Volunteers in the Present Crisis." The battalion assembled at Brownlow House, under the command of Major G. W. Greer.

Tandragee Company U.V.F. held a rifle-shooting competition in the Duke of Manchester's demesne on Saturday afternoon. Out of forty-three entries first place was secured by George Jackson, Tandragee (company commander), with a score of 63 points out of a possible 70. He was closely followed by Messrs. J. H. Roberts (Tandragee) and T. H. White, J.P. (Tandragee).

The recent death of Mr. Andrew Davidson, Springhill Cottage, Moneymore, caused deep and widespread sorrow throughout a large circle of friends and acquaintances in the Moneymore district, where he was well and favourably known. Deceased had been in failing health for some months past. He was for thirty-two years in the services of the late Sir William Lenox-Conyngham as land steward.

The opening meeting of Dromore Technical Instruction Committee for session 1914-15 was held on Friday. Rev. Alfred Davison was elected chairman and Mr. Geo. Castles vice-chairman. The Secretary (Mr. A. F. Wright) submitted the annual statements, which showed that there were 254 class entries by 119 individual pupils last session, and that the average attendance was well maintained.

At a meeting of the Joint Committee of Management of Tyrone County Hospital last week the matron, Miss Hayes, reported that five of the staff nurses were anxious to offer their services to the Red Cross Society till the expiration of the war, and had asked her to request the committee's sanction to do so. The committee decided to grant the request and to reserve the appointments for the nurses on their return.

A collision between motor cyclists occurred on Sunday evening on the high road between Donaghadee and Ballywalter. Those involved were Mr. G. H. Clarkson, the professional golfer attached to the Balmoral Club, Belfast; Mr. Michael Donnelly, who accompanied him on a side-car; and Mr. Graham of Ballyholme, Bangor, who also was riding a motor cycle. Mr. Clarkson and Mr. Donnelly had to be taken to hospital.

On Monday a German named Erwin Bernhart Schatz, residing at Drumiller, was charged that on the 14th day of September, 1914, at Drumiller, he being an alien enemy, was unlawfully found in possession of a camera and other photographic apparatus without having the written permission of the registration officer for the County of Down. The Court imposed a sentence of one month's imprisonment in Belfast Jail, without hard labour.

The Antrim, Muckamore, and Bush contingents of the 3rd Battalion South Antrim Regiment, U.V.F., assembled at the parade ground, Antrim Castle, on Sunday evening, under Colonel Pakenham, commander of the battalion, and headed by the Massereene Silver Band, marched to the Antrim Parish Church, where a special farewell service was conducted, about 180 men from the contingents mentioned having volunteered for service in Lord Kitchener's army.

A large number of Downpatrick men are taking part in the fighting in France. One townsman, Mr. R. J. Love, has no fewer than eight sons in the Army, several of whom are at the front. News is to hand that Dr. Crymble, of Ballee, Downpatrick, and Dr. M. Nelson (son-in-law of Dr. E. F. Nelson, Downpatrick), both of the Royal Army Medical Corps, are missing. Private John Galbraith, Inniskilling Fusiliers, has reached his home in Downpatrick, upon sick leave, from Netley Hospital.

At a meeting of Clogher Rural Council on Saturday -- Mr. Hugh de F. Montgomery, D.L. (chairman), presiding -- Mr. F. E. Townsend, C.E., reported on the condition of the water in the recently-erected pumps at Augher and Clogher. The impurity of the Augher supply was due to gypsum in the strata through which the well was bored, and the only remedy he could suggest was putting down a 3½in. tube inside the existing tube, so as to cut off the impure water, and then continue the bore with a 3in. tube until a pure supply was met with. The matter was referred to the local committee.

A largely-attended meeting of the working women of Derry was held on Friday night in the Guildhall to consider how best they could assist in capturing German trade. The principal speaker was Mrs. David Stevenson, who said that if Derry, backed up by the workers, would set about the matter in earnest, she believed it would be possible to capture a large portion of the immense trade that was done in this country by Germany and Austria. The city could only get fresh trade by the workers being willing to do any and every kind of work, be it making handkerchiefs, pinafores, blouses, pillow-cases, children's clothing, or anything else.

At the fifty-fourth annual show of the Clones Farming Society on Tuesday the challenge cups were won as follow -- Felix Kierman's Challenge Cup for best shorthorn hull in County Monaghan -- Won by the Earl of Dartrey. Francis Armstrong's Cup for best female shorthorn of second farmers' class in Clones Union -- Won by J. R. M'Kay, Clones. John Smyth's Cup for heifer likely to make best dairy cow -- Won by Edward Scott, Clones. Clones Co-Operative Society Cup for best dairy cow -- Won by John Smyth, J.P., Clones. Sir A. D. Brooke's Cup for best foal got by a thorough bred horse -- Won by David Griffith, Belturbet.



Exhibition and Prize Lists.


The Intermediate Education Board for Ireland published the lists for 1914 examinations on Monday. Below we give the Ulster prize-winer's. Students whose names are marked (a) are ineligible for the award through having obtained an equal or higher exhibition, or prize in another group.


Order of
Name and address
of school
Medals Exhibitions Composition
Book Prizes Total.
1 Royal Acad. Inst., Belfast 3 11 6 11 31
2 Foyle College, Lon'derry 1 5 3 7 16
3 St. Malachy's Coll., Bel't . . 6 2 5 14
4 *Meth. College, Belfast 2 4 3 1 10
Christ. Bros. Scls., Blft. 1 3 5 1 10
6 *The Academy, B'mena . . 1 6 2 9
7 Christ. Bros. Sels., Omagh . . 3 . . 5 8
8 Campbell Coll., Belfast . . 2 . . 5 7
St. Columb's Coll., L'd'y . . 1 . . 6 7
10 St.Patrick's Coll., Cavan . . 2 2 2 6
St. Eunan's Coll., L'k'ny . . 5 . . 1 6
12 Royal Academy, Belfast . . 1 . . 3 4
13 The Academy, Cookst'n . . 2 . . 1 3
Acad. Inst'n, Coleraine . . 2 . . 1 3
The Academy, Omagh 1 1 . . 1 3
*Excelsior Acad., B'br'ge . . 1 . . 2 3




Order of
Name and address
of school
Medals Exhibitions Composition
Book Prizes Total.
1 Victoria College, Belfast 2 9 2 7 20
2 St. Louis Con., Monaghan 4 1 2 12 19
3 *The Academy, B'mena 3 6 2 5 16
4 Methodist College, Belfast 5 4 . . 3 12
5 St. Louis Con., C'macross 1 4 1 1 7
6 Victoria H.S., L'derry 2 3 . . . . 5
7 Loretto Con., Omagh . . 2 . . 2 4
Loretta Con., L'kenny . . 1 1 2 4
9 Strand House S., L'derry 2 1 . . . . 3
10 Academical I., B'bridge 1 1 . . . . 2
Prior Schools, Lifford . . 1 1 . . 2
M. Prospect S., Belfast . . 1 . . 1 2
In'mediate S., B'money . . 1 1 . . 2
Princess G. S., Belfast . . 1 . . 1 2

The following schools have each gained one exhibition:-- The Endowed School, Bangor; St. Patrick's Academy, Dungannon; Ladies' School, Portadown; Excelsior Academy, Banbridge (in Girls' Section); Ladies' Collegiate School, Carrickfergus; Girls' Royal School, Dungannon; Mercantile Academy, Belfast.

The valuable Burke Memorial Prize has again been won by a pupil of Victoria College.

* These being mixed schools appear separately in both lists, their real order of merit being determined by the addition of the total in each list.

In these lists practically the same schools figure as in those of last year, and with but little alteration in their relative positions, Foyle College, Londonderry, has been ousted from first place in the boys' list by Royal

In these lists practically the same schools figure as in those of last year, and with but little alteration in their relative positions. Foyle College, Londonderry, has been ousted from first place in the boys' list by Royal Academical Institution, which has largely increased its already magnificent total of distinctions, while both Foyle College and Campbell College maintain their high positions; and Victoria College, The Academy, Ballymena; and Methodist College have again confirmed the belief in the excellence of their teaching, the last-mentioned having materially added to its total both in the boys' and girls' lists. St. Malachy's College, Belfast, and the schools of the Christian Brothers in Belfast and Omagh again figure prominently in the boys' list; and Royal Academy, Belfast; The Academy, Cookstown; The Academy, Omagh; and the Institution, Coleraine, have creditably acquitted themselves.

In the table of girls' schools, besides those colleges already referred to, the Convents of St. Louis in Monaghan and Carrickmacross maintain their reputation; and the Victoria High School, and Strand House School, Londonderry, occupy prominent positions; while the Academical Institution, Banbridge; Mount Prospect School, and Princess Gardens School, Belfast, obtain honourable mention; and Prior Schools, Lifford, and Excelsior Academy, Banbridge, reappear in these lists, the latter obtaining distinctions for both boys and girls.

In individual distinctions the record is even still more satisfactory, testifying to the very high level attained in all branches of learning by Ulster students. The only first-class exhibition, awarded in the senior grade to group C (mathematics) has been taken bv David H. O'Neill, of Methodist College, who also obtains the medals in geometry and trigonometry. A student of Campbell College, Richard E. Parkinson, is third in the same grade and group. In the middle grade, John P. Gibson, of Royal Academical Institution, obtains the second of the first-class exhibitions awarded to the classical group, while another student of that institution, Ralph H. Walker, gains the medal in Latin and a second-class exhibition in the same group in the junior grade. Hugh F. Henderson, again a pupil of this institution, is awarded the medal in physics (third year), with first of the first-class exhibitions in the experimental science group in the middle grade; and William B. S. Crawford, The Academy. Omagh, gains the medal in geometry, junior grade, together with a second-class exhibition in the mathematical group.

In the girls' lists the only exhibition granted in the classical group, senior grade, has been won by Miss Annie E. Johnston, of the Girls' Royal School, Dungannon. The first of the first-class exhibitions in group C, middle grade, is awarded to Miss Dorothy E. Campbell, of Methodist College, who has also secured four medals in all three mathematical subjects and in physics, third year. This student also qualified for a first-class exhibition in experimental science group. In the junior grade, again the only exhibition

This student also qualified for a first-class exhibition in experimental science group. In the junior grade, again the only exhibition in classics is awarded to Miss Florence I. Bryson, Prior Schools, Lifford; and the first of the first- class exhibitions in group B has been won by Miss Maria C. Carson, The Academy, Ballymena, who is also the recipient of three medals in French, German, and geometry, and a composition prize in German. This student is also second in the experimental science course. The first of the first-class exhibitions in group C, the mathematical course, has been won by Miss Mary Elliott of Victoria College. We congratulate both the college and Miss Elliott on this notable achievement. Before closing we may call attention to the wonderful record of teaching in experimental science held by Ulster schools, no less than seven medals in the various branches of this subject having been won by Ulster colleges -- two by students of Victoria High School, Londonderry; two by a pupil of Strand House School, Londonderry; two by pupils of St. Louis' Convents, Kiltimagh and Monaghan, and one by Miss Agnes Browne, of Academical Institution, Banbridge.


MEDALS, 1914.

Bronze medals have been awarded to the following boys who obtained the highest marks at the honour examinations in the Subjects specified --


Latin. -- Archibald M'C. Stevenson, Foyle College, Londonderry.

German. -- Henry Harris, Royal Academical Institution, Belfast.

Geometry. -- David H. O'Neill, Methodist College, Belfast.

Trigonometry. -- David H. O'Neill, Methodist College, Belfast.

Experimental Science. -- Chemistry -- Edwd. M'Guinness, Christian Schools, Belfast,


Experimental Science. -- Physics, third year - Hugh F. Henderson, Royal Academical Institution, Belfast


Latin. -- Ralph H. Walker, Royal Academical Institution, Belfast.

Geometry. -- William B. S. Crawford, The Academy, Omagh.



Second Class Exhibitions, 20. -- Arthur H. Ryan, St. Malachy's College, Belfast; James H. Barr, Foyle College, Londonderry.

Prizes Value 2. -- Herbert E. St. G. M'Clenaghan, Royal School, Armagh.

Prizes Value 1. -- Thomas V. Clarke, Campbell College, Belfast; James N. M'Granahan, Foyle College, Londonderry; John A. Thompson, Portora, Enniskillen.


Second Class Exhibitions, 20. -- Eric A. Davison, The Academy, Ballymena; Francis Gallagher, St. Eunan's College, Letterkenny; Henry Harris, Royal Academical Institution, Belfast.

Prize Value 2. -- Hugh Carson, The Royal School, Armagh.

Prizes Value 2. -- Hugh Carson, The Academy, Ballymena.

Prizes Value 1. -- John F. Hayes, Christian Schools, Belfast; William J. M'Erlean, Christian Schools, Belfast.


First Class Exhibition, 30. -- David H. O'Neill, Methodist College, Belfast.

Second Class Exhibitions, 20. -- Richard E. Parkinson, Campbell College, Belfast; William N. M'William, Campbell College, Belfast; a Patrick Harkin, Christian Schools, Omagh; Henry MacD. Glasgow, The Academy, Cookstown.

Prizes Value 1. -- William E. V. Abraham, Methodist College, Belfast.


First Class Exhibitions, 30. -- aDavid H. O'Neill, Methodist College, Belfast; Patrick Harkin, Christian Schools, Omagh.

Prizes Value 3. -- John F. Hayes, Christian Schools, Belfast; aHenry MacD. Glasgow, The Academy, Cookstown.

Prizes Value 2. -- Edward M'Guinness, Christian Schools, Belfast.

Prize Value 1. -- Samuel Ballantine, Mercantile College, Belfast.



First Class Exhibitions, 20. -- John P. Gibson, Royal Academical Institution, Belfast; James Duff, St. Malachy's College, Belfast.

Second Class Exhibitions, 15. -- Thomas W. White, Foyle College, Londonderry; Arthur M'Loone, St. Eunan's College, Letterkenny.

Prizes value 3. -- Edward E. Burnside, Royal Academical Institution, Belfast; Francis P. Collins, St. Columb's College, Londonderry; Thomas Savage, St. Patrick's College, Armagh.

Prizes value 2. -- aJohn J. M'Colgan, St. Columb's College, Londonderry.

Prizes value 1. -- John C. H. Logue, St. Malachy's College, Belfast.


First Class Exhibitions, 20. -- Victor D. Allison, Royal Academical Institution, Belfast; aJohn P. Gibson, Royal Academical Institution, Belfast; John J. Doyle, Christian Schools, Belfast; John W. M'Feeters, Endowed School, Bangor.


First Class Exhibitions, 20. -- Victor D. Allison, Royal Academical Institution, Belfast; a.John P. Gibson, Royal Academical Institution, Belfast; John J. Doyle, Christian Schools, Belfast; John W. M'Feeters, Endowed School, Bangor.

Second Class Exhibitions, 15. -- Patrick D. Connolly, Christian Schools, Belfast; Joseph Edwards, Christian Schools, Belfast.

Prizes value 3. -- Joseph T. Lewis, Campbell College, Belfast; John J. M'Colgan, St. Columb's College, Londonderry; William P. Kirkwood, St. Malachy's College, Belfast; George H. Barclay, The Academy, Ballymena; aJohn C. Malone, Christian Schools, Omagh; aEdward E. Burnside, Royal Academical Institution, Belfast; aJames Duff, St. Malachy's College, Belfast; aJames Bell, Royal Academical Institution, Belfast.

Prizes value 2. -- aArthur M'Loone, St. Eunan's College, Letterkenny.

Prises value 1. -- William T. M'Hugh. St. Columb's College, Londonderry; aHugh F. Henderson, Royal Academical Institution, Belfast; aWilliam G. M'Conkey, Mercantile College, Belfast; Francis J. Boyd, St. Malachy's College, Belfast; Andrew Martin, Academical Institution, Banbridge; aFrancis P. Collins, St. Columb's College, Londonderry; aJames A. M'Quitty, The Academy, Ballymena; aEdward C. Bellew, St. Malachy's College, Belfast.


First Class Exhibitions, 20. -- John Campbell, St. Malachy's College, Belfast; aJames Bell, Royal Academical Institution, Belfast; aHugh F. Henderson, Royal Academical Institution, Belfast.

Second Claes Exhibitions, 15. -- Hymen Ruben, Excelsior Academy, Banbridge; Robert M. Hamilton, Foyle College, Londonderry; William S. Gibson, Royal Academy, Belfast; Benjamin G. L. Glasgow, The Academy, Cookstown; aJohn W. M'Feeters, Endowed. School, Bangor.

Prizes value 3. -- Henry V. Murray, St. Malachy's College, Belfast; Edward C. Bellew, St Malachy's College, Belfast; Charles O. Crawford, Foyle College, Londonderry; Edward A. M'Clatchie, The Academy, Ballymena; aJohn C. Malone, Christian Schools, Omagh; aSamuel Andrews, Academical Institution, Banbridge; aGeorge H. Barclay, The Academy, Ballymena; aJoseph T. Lewis, Campbell College, Belfast; aMartin L. Nolan, Christian Schools, Omagh; George A. Dawson, Royal Academical Institution, Belfast.

Prizes value 2. -- James A. M'Quitty, The Academy, Ballymena; aWilliam P. Kirkwood, St. Malachy's College, Belfast; Francis W. Vint, The Academy, Ballymena; aJohn P. Gibson, Royal Academical Institution, Belfast; Arthur G. Robinson, Royal Academy, Belfast.

Prizes value 1 -- John V. Collins, Campbell College, Belfast; Henry M. Chambers, Royal Academical Institution, Belfast; aThomas Savage, St. Patrick's College, Armagh.


First Class Exhibitions, 20. -- Hugh F. Henderson, Royal Academical Institution, Belfast; James Bell, Royal Academical Institution, Belfast.


First Class Exhibitions, 20. -- Hugh F. Henderson, Royal Academical Institution, Belfast; James Bell, Royal Academical Institution, Belfast.

Second Class Exhibitions, 15. -- .John C. Malone, Christian Schools, Omagh; aJohn W. M'Feeters, Endowed School, Bangor.

Prizes value 3. -- aJohn J. Doyle, Christian Schools, Belfast; Samuel Andrews, Academical Institution, Banbridge; aWilliam S. Gibson, Royal Academy, Belfast; aGeorge H. Barclay, The Academy, Ballymena; aJoseph Edwards, Christian Schools, Belfast; aHymen Ruben, Excelsior Academy, Banbridge; aBenjamin G. L. Glasgow, The Academy, Cookstown; aPatrick D. Connolly, Christian Schools, Belfast; Martin L. Nolan, Christian Schools, Omagh.

Prize value 2. -- William G. M'Conkey, Mercantile College, Belfast.

Prizes value 1. -- Carlile Thompson, The Academy, Cookstown; Nathaniel D. Tipping, Royal School, Dungannon; aArthur G. Robinson, Royal Academy, Belfast; James M'Dowell, Christian Schools, Belfast.



First Class Exhibitions, 15. -- Frederick Williamson, Methodist College, Belfast; John F. Cullen, St. Patrick's College, Cavan; aJonathan Tate, Royal Academical Institution, Belfast.

Second Class Exhibitions, 10. -- Ralph H. Walker, Royal Academical Institution, Belfast; Robert W. Steele, Foyle College, Londonderry; Daniel J. Harkin, St. Columb's College, Londonderry.

Prizes value 3. -- William Doherty (sen.), St. Columb's College, Londonderry; aPatrick E. M'Hugh, St. Patrick's College, Cavan; Patrick J. M'Laughlin, St. Eunan's College, Letterkenny; James C. C. Boyle, Foyle College, Londonderry.

Prizes value 2. -- John Cowser, Royal Academical Institution, Belfast; aJoseph P Hunt, St. Patrick's College, Cavan.

Prize value 1. -- Patrick Doherty, St. Columb's College, Londonderry.


First Class Exhibition, 15. -- Jonathan Tate, Royal Academical Institution, Belfast.

Second Class Exhibitions, 10. -- aRalph H. Walker, Royal Academical Institution, Belfast; Patrick E. M'Hugh, St. Patrick's College, Cavan; aJohn F. Cullen, St. Patrick's College, Cavan; aFrederick Williamson; Methodist College, Belfast; John S. Doherty, St. Malachy's College, Belfast.

Prizes value 3. -- Patrick J. M'Loughlin, St. Eunan's College, Letterkenny; Robt. M. Ferguson, Portora, Enniskillen; aJoseph E. Doyle, St. Patrick's Academy, Dungannon; aRobert W. Steele, Foyle College, Londonderry; aAllen E. Dowswell, Royal Academical Institution, Belfast; Archibald Graham, Rainey Endowed School. Magherafelt; aHenry Mathers, Methodist College, Belfast; aHugh M'E, Morris, Christian Schools, Omagh; Joseph P. Hunt, St. Patrick's College, Cavan.

Prizes Value 2. -- aWilliam Doherty, sen., St. Columb's College, Londonderry; aThomas Megarry, Royal Academical Institution, Belfast; aJohn Cowser, Royal Academical Institution, Belfast; Francis J. M'Mahon, St. Patrick's College, Cavan; aJohn C. M'Kee, Royal School, Cavan; George H. W. Cantley, Royal School, Armagh; aJohn A. M'Kenzie, Royal Academical Institution, Belfast; Michael Mackin, Christian Schools, Newry.

Prizes Value 1. -- aFrederick R. Franklin, Academical Institution, Coleraine; aRobert N. Henry, Academical Institution, Coleraine; Peter J. Connolly, St. Macarten's Seminary, Monaghan; aJames Cusack, Christian Schools, Newry; aHugh J. M'Cavanagh, Christian Schools, Belfast.


First Class Exhibitions, 15. -- Henry Mathers, Methodist College, Belfast; Leo J. Close, St. Malachy's College, Belfast; Edw. Keys, St. Malachy's College, Belfast; Hugh M'E. Morris, Christian Schools, Omagh.

Second Class Exhibitions, 10. -- Percy M. Tees, Methodist College, Belfast; William B. S. Crawford, The Academy, Omagh; aAllen E. Dowswell, Royal Academical Institution, Belfast; Robert N. Henry, Academical Institution, Coleraine; aFrederick Williamson, Methodist College, Belfast; aMarcus F. C. Martin, Foyle College, Londonderry.

Prizes Value 3. -- Jas. Keenan, St. Macarten's Seminary, Monaghan; John C. Jack, The Academy, Ballymena; R. D. L. Gordon, Campbell College, Belfast; aJohn D. Reynolds, Royal Academical Institution, Belfast; aHenry S. Watkinson, Royal Academical Institution, Belfast; Andrew M'Keown, Grammar School, Larne; Thomas J. M'Kee, Academical Institution, Coleraine; Thomas Young, The Academy, Omagh; Wm. G. Frackleton, Methodist College, Belfast; John P. Graham, Campbell College, Belfast.

Prizes Value 2. -- Alfred E. Martin, Royal Academical Institution, Belfast; Myles F. Fallon, St. Malachy's College, Belfast; Hugh J. Cavanagh, Christian Schools, Belfast; John A. M'Kenzie, Royal Academical Institution, Belfast; Frederick S. Simmons, Foyle College, Londonderry; John J. M. Devlin, Christian Schools, Omagh; aFrederick R. Franklin, Academical Institution, Coleraine; James P. R. Burns, Christian Schools, Omagh.

Prizes Value 1. -- John A. Baker, Christian Schools, Omagh; aAllen R. Bradshaw, Royal School, Dungannon; Clarence J. Graham, Excelsior Academy, Banbridge; aJohn J. Breslin, St. Columb's College, Londonderry; Alfred H. N. Todd, Foyle College, Londonderry; aHarold C. Dowswell, Royal Academical Institution, Belfast; Wallace M'C. Edmiston, Foyle College, Londonderry; Albert V. J. Russell, Methodist College, Belfast; a Jonathan Tate, Royal Academical Institution, Belfast.


First Class Exhibitions, 15. -- Joseph E. Doyle, St. Patrick's Academy, Dungannon; aHenry Mathers, Methodist College, Belfast; Allen E. Dowswell, Royal Academical Institution, Belfast; aHugh M'E. Morris, Christian Schools, Omagh; Marcus F. C. Martin, Foyle College, Londonderry.

Second Class Exhibitions, 10. -- aLeo J. Close, St. Malachy's College, Belfast; Frederick R. Franklin, Academical Institution, Coleraine; aRobert N. Henry, Academical Institution, Coleraine; John D. Reynolds, Royal Academical Institution, Belfast; Harold C. Dowswell, Royal Academical Institution, Belfast; Robert H. H. Lee, Royal Academical Institution, Belfast.

Prizes Value 3. -- aJohn C. Jack. The

Prizes Value 3. -- aJohn C. Jack, The Academy, Ballymena; Henry S. Watkinson, Royal Academical Institution, Belfast; William F. M'Murray, Royal Academy, Belfast; John H. Duke, Royal Academical Institution, Belfast; aJames Keenan, St. Macarten's Seminary, Monaghan; aWilliam B. S. Crawford, The Academy, Omagh; John Wallace, Royal Academical Institution, Belfast; aPercy M. Tees, Methodist College, Belfast; John J. Breslin, St. Columb's College, Londonderry; aDaniel J. Harkin, St. Columb's College, Londonderry; aJonathan Tate, Royal Academical Institution, Belfast.

Prizes Value 2 -- aJohn A. M'Kenzie, Royal Academical Institution, Belfast; Thomas Megarry, Royal Academical Institution, Belfast; aJohn Cowser, Royal Academical Institution, Belfast; Allen R Bradshaw, Royal School, Dungannon; John C. M'Kee, Royal School, Cavan; aJohn J. M. Devlin, Christian Schools, Omagh; aHugh J. M'Cavanagh, Christian Schools, Belfast; Henry C. Black, Royal Academical Institution, Belfast.

Prizes Value 1. -- John S. Hawthorne, Foyle College, Londonderry; aThomas J. M'Kee, Academical Institution, Coleraine; aThomas Young, The Academy, Omagh; aClarence J. Graham, Excelsior Academy, Banbridge; James Cusack, Christian. Schools, Newry; aJames P. R. Burns, Christian Schools, Omagh; aFrederick S. Simmons, Foyle College, Londonderry; aJohn A. Baker, Christian Schools, Omagh; Maurice Robinson, Royal Academy, Belfast; John M'Cusker, Christian Schools, Omagh; aWallace M'C. Edmiston, Foyle College, Londonderry; John Wherry, Royal School, Dungannon.



Prizes value 4. -- Archibald M'C. Stevenson, Foyle College, Londonderry; Arthur H. Ryan, St. Malachy's College, Belfast.

Prizes value 3. -- John P. Gibson, Royal Academical Institution, Belfast; James Duff, St. Malachy's College, Belfast; Thomas W. White, Foyle College, Londonderry.

Prizes value 2. -- Frederick Williamson, Methodist College, Belfast; John F. Cullen, St. Patrick's College, Cavan.


Prizes value 2. -- Jonathan Tate, Royal Academical Institution, Belfast; Ralph H. Walker Royal Academical Institution, Belfast; Robert W. Steele, Foyle College, Londonderry.


Prize value 3. -- Joseph Edwards, Christian Schools, Belfast.


Prize value 3 -- John P. Gibson, Royal Academical Institution, Belfast.

Prize value 2. -- Jonathan Tate, Royal Academical Institution, Belfast.


Prizes value 4. -- Eric A. Davison, Tho Academy, Ballymena; Hugh Carson, The Academy, Ballymena; Henry Harris, Royal Academical Institution, Belfast.

Prize value 3. -- William G. M'Conkey, Mercantile College, Belfast.

Prize value 2. -- George H. W. Cantley, Royal School, Armagh.


Prize value 2. -- John F. Cullen, St. Patrick's College, Cavan.


MEDALS, 1914.

Bronze medals have been awarded to the following girls who obtained the highest marks at the honour examinations in the subjects specified --


Experimental Science. -- Chemistry -- Agnes Browne, Academical Institution, Banbridge. Botany -- Eleanor C. De Vere, Strand House School, Londonderry, Domestic Economy and Hygiene, Third Year -- Ruth K. Edmiston, Victoria High School, Londonderry. Drawing -- Margaret P. Kay, Victoria High School, Londonderry. Physiology and Hygiene, Third Year -- Eleanor C. De Vere, Strand House School, Londonderry. Physiology and Hygiene -- Sarah A. M'Gee, St. Louis' Convent, Monaghan.


Geometry -- Dorothy E. Campbell, Methodist College, Belfast.

Arithmetic with Algebra. -- Dorothy E. Campbell, Methodist College, Belfast.

Trigonometry -- Dorothy E. Campbell, Methodist College, Belfast.

Experimental Science. -- Physics, Third Year -- Dorothy E. Campbell, Methodist College, Belfast. Domestic Economy and Hygiene, Fourth Year -- Anna O'Neill, St. Louis' Convent, Monaghan. Drawing -- Emily Graham, Victoria College, Belfast. Physiology and Hygiene -- Anna O'Neill, St. Louis' Convent, Monaghan.


French -- Maria C. Carson, The Academy, Ballymena.

German -- Maria C. Carson, The Academy, Ballymena.

Geometry -- Maria C. Carson, The Academy, Ballymena.

Experimental Science -- First Year -- Susanna A. Lockhart, Methodist College, Belfast. Drawing -- Hilda B. Martin, Victoria College, Belfast. Physiology and Hygiene, Third Year -- Norah D. M'Adam, Convent of Mercy, Londonderry.



Second Class Exhibition, 20. -- Anne E. Johnston, Girls' Royal School, Dungannon.


First Class Exhibition, 30. -- Marie Picard, St. Louis' Convent, Monaghan.

Second Class Exhibitions, 20. -- Margaret P. Kay, Victoria High School, Londonderry: Ellen F. Burns, Loreto Convent, Omagh.

Prizes value 2. -- aAnne E. Johnston, Royal School, Dungannon; Nancy Kyle, Tho Academy, Ballymena.

Prizes value 1. -- aAlice M. Curran, Methodist Colleges, Belfast; Marks S. Moore, St. Louis' Convent, Monaghan; Sarah A. M'Gee, St. Louis' Convent, Monaghan; Ethel M. Harrison, Victoria College, Belfast; Eileen D. M'Adam, Convent of Mercy, Derry; Annie Carroll, St. Louis' Convent, Monaghan.


Second Class Exhibition, 20. -- Dorothy M. M'Cullagh, Methodist College, Belfast.

Prize Value 1 -- Alice M. Curran, Methodist College, Belfast.


Second Class Exhibition, 20. -- Eleanor C. De Vere, Strand House School, Londonderry; aDorothy M. M'Cullagh, Methodist College, Belfast; Agnes Browne, Academical Institution, Banbridge.

Prize Value 3. -- aEllen F. Burns, Loreto Convent, Omagh.



Second Class Exhibition, 15. -- Helen W. Patton, The Academy, Ballymena.

Prizes Value 3. -- Anna O'Neill, St. Louis' Convent, Monaghan; Margaret D. Moorhead, Clare Lodge School, Newcastle; Catherine Martin, St. Dominic's High School, Belfast; aFlorence K. Millar, Mercantile College, Belfast; aMary C. Armstrong, The Academy, Ballymena; Mary A. Keegan, St. Louis' Convent, Monaghan.

Prizes Value 2. -- Annie M. Hall, Victoria College, Belfast; aMary O'Neill, Loreto Convent, Omagh; Kathleen D'A. M'Adam, Convent of Mercy, Londonderry; aDorothyE, Campbell, Methodist College, Belfast; Augusta M. Russell, The Academy, Ballymena.

Prizes Value 1. -- Rose A. Ryan, St. Louis' Convent, Monaghan; Eva M. Stevenson, The Academy, Ballymena; Kathleen M. F. O'Neill, St. Louis' Convent, Monaghan.


First Class Exhibitions, 20. -- Dorothy E. Campbell, Methodist College, Belfast; Florence K. Millar, Mercantile College, Belfast.

Second Class Exhibitions, 15. -- aEllen M. K. Maxwell, Methodist College, Belfast; Elizabeth M. Gardiner, Loreto Convent, Letterkenny; Elizabeth M. M'Donald, Victoria College, Belfast; Dorothy F. H. Lavelle, Victoria College, Belfast; Mary K. Copeland, Victoria College, Belfast.

Prize Value 3. -- Mary C. Armstrong, The Academy, Ballymena.

Prize Value 1. -- Mary Ewing, Victoria College, Belfast.


First Class Exhibition, 20. -- aDorothy E. Campbell, Methodist College, Belfast.

Second Class Exhibitions, 15. -- Mary O'Neill, Loreto Convent, Omagh; Ellen M. K. Maxwell, Methodist College, Belfast; Eileen O. Bartley, Ladies' Collegiate School, Carrickfergus; aFlorence K. Millar, Mercantile College, Belfast.

Prize Value 3. -- Lydia N. Humphreys, Victoria College, Belfast.



First Class Exhibition, 15. -- Florence I. Bryson, Prior Schools, Lifford.


First Class Exhibitions, 15. -- Maria C. Carson, The Academy, Ballymena; Vida M. J. M'Quaker, Mount Prospect School, Belfast; Irene E. Austin, Victoria College, Belfast.

Second Class Exhibitions, 10. -- Rachel Irwin, The Academy, Ballymena; aDora Phillips, Victoria College, Belfast; aMary Eliott, Victoria College, Belfast.

Prizes Value 3.- -- Margaret R. Hanna, Methodist College, Belfast; Norah D. M'Adam, Convent of Mercy, Londonderry; Rosanna M. Ranaghan, St. Louis' Convent, Monaghan; Winifred F. M'Ateer, St. Louis' Convent, Monaghan; Rose R. M'Lernon, High School, Ballycastle; Winifred M. O'Hanlon, St. Louis' Convent, Monaghan; Gertrude Norton, Loreto Convent, Letterkenny; Mary A. Dolan, Convent of Mercy, Enniskillen; Margaret M. Loughrey, Loreto Convent, Omagh; Mercy C. M'Manus, Convent of Mercy, Enniskillen.

Prizes Value 2. -- Agnes C. Campbell, St. Lurach's College, Londonderry; aMaggie King, The Academy, Ballymena; Mary J. E. Giles, St. Dominic's High School, Belfast; Elizabeth Dysart, Cambridge House, Ballymena; aLilian A. Glenn, Victoria College, Belfast; Margaret Blair, Mount Prospect School, Belfast; Isabella O'Riordan, St. Louis' Convent, Monaghan.

Prizes Value 1. -- Agnes Smyth, St. Louis' Convent, Bundoran; Margaret M'Geehin, St. Louis' Convent, Monaghan; Mary Y. E. Patterson, Ladies' School, Cookstown; Kathleen F. Hazley, Girls' School, Bangor; aLilian M. Croskery, Princess Gardens School, Belfast; Annie F. Deeny, Loreto Convent, Omagh; aRuth Lemon, Victoria High School, Londonderry; Margaret A. Durkin, Convent of Mercy, Newry; Aileen Walker, Bloomfield Collegiate School, Belfast; Hannah M'Elwaine, Loreto Convent, Letterkenny.


First Class Exhibitions, 15. -- Mary Eliott, Victoria College, Belfast; aMaria C. Carson, The Academy, Ballymena; Florence K. Chambers, Excelsior Academy, Banbridge; Dora Phillips, Victoria College, Belfast; Mary P. Calderwood, The Academy, Ballymena; aSusanna A. Lockhart, Methodist College, Belfast; Anna M'Gowan, Victoria College, Belfast; Dorothy M. Gardner, Victoria College, Belfast.

Second Class Exhibitions, 10. -- Lilian A. Glenn, Victoria College, Belfast; aLucy R. Judge, Ladies' School Portadown; Eva Mathews, The Academy, Ballymena; Mary F. Park, Victoria High School, Londonderry; Winifred I. Scott, The Academy, Ballymena.

Prizes Value 3. -- Maggie King, The Academy, Ballymena; aRachel Irwin, The Academy, Ballymena.

Prizes Value 2. -- Lilian M. Croskery, Princess Gardens School, Belfast; Louisa M. Lavelle, Victoria College, Belfast; aHilda B. Martin, Victoria College, Belfast.

Prize Value 1. -- aRuth Lemon, Victoria High School, Londonderry.


First Class Exhibitions, 15. -- aMary Eliott, Victoria College, Belfast; aMaria C. Carson, The Academy, Ballymena; Susanna A. Lockhart, Methodist College, Belfast; Lucy R. Judge, Ladies' School Portadown; Dora Phillips, Victoria College, Belfast; aMary P. Calderwood, The Academy, Ballymena; Catherine R. Calderwood, Inter. School, Ballymoney.

Second Class Exhibitions, 10. -- aAnna M'Gowan, Victoria College, Belfast; Beatrice M. Forth, Princess Gardens School, Belfast; aDorothy M. Gardner, Victoria College, Belfast; aLilian A. Glenn, Victoria College, Belfast; Ruth Lemon, Victoria High School, Londonderry; aEva Mathews, The Academy, Ballymena.

Prize Value 3, -- Hilda B. Martin, Victoria College, Belfast.

Prize Value 2. -- aWinifred I. Scott, The Academy, Ballymena; aMargaret R. Hanna, Methodist College, Belfast; Helen H. Howard, Methodist College, Belfast; aMary F. Park, Victoria High School, Londonderry; aRachel Irwin, The Academy, Ballymena.

Prize Value 1. -- Rachel O. Semple, Victoria College, Belfast.



Prize Value 3. -- Helen W. Patton, The Academy, Ballymena.


Prize Value 3. -- Margaret D. Moorhead, Clare Lodge School, Newcastle.

Prize Value 2. -- Catherine R. Calderwood, Intermediate School Ballymoney.


Prize Value 4. -- Marie Picard, St. Louis' Convent, Monaghan.

Prizes value 2. -- Dora Phillips, Victoria College, Belfast; Mary I. Dawson. Rainey Endowed School, Magherafelt; Margaret A. Durkin, Convent of Mercy, Newry.


Prize Value 4. -- Marie Picard, St. Louis' Convent, Monaghan.

Prizes value 2. -- Maria C. Carson, The Academy, Ballymena; Winifred E. Sloan, High School, Lurgan; Gertrude Norton, Loreto Convent, Letterkenny.

8 11s 1d. -- Lilian A. Glenn, Victoria College, Belfast.



Past Week's Work.

The entire neighbourhood of the Shankill Road Mission is overshadowed with the great war. Large numbers of men are leaving for the training camps, and the whole district is stirred with patriotic fervour to an unwonted degree. The mission premises have boen set apart for taking the names of those who have suffered in their circumstances through the present conflict, and after the cases are carefully inquired into they will be submitted to the committee governing the distribution of relief. Cases of acute need are being relieved in the meantime. The regular work of the mission, however, is being carried forward. The successful tent services, which have gone on without a single night's intermission since the end of May, are being brought to a close this (Monday) evening. The young people who believe they have derived benefit from the services are being taken on hand and formed into a class for further instruction. Miss Livingstone, who has had charge of the meetings since the 1st August, has proved a most acceptable speaker and worker. She has been well supported by the mission staff and by a large a band of helpers.

On Sunday the usual services were held. The Rev. W. R. Sloan, B.A., preached at the afternoon service from the text Exodus iii. and iv. The subject was "The Call of Moses." The Rev. Dr. Montgomery was the preacher in the evening, and spoke from the words found in Exodus xvii. 8, the sermon being specially intended for those who had derived benefit from the tent services. A special feature of yesterday's services was that the names of all those connected with the congregation who had left to serve on his Majesty's forces were read out both morning and evening, and special prayer was offered on their behalf, during which, at the evening service, the entire congregation stood. Many were deeply moved. It need hardly be added that the supplications had also special reference to the dreadful war now raging on the Continent. The soldiers and sailors of the nation were commended to the care and keeping of the Most High. The people are dominated by a profound patriotism, which feels that nothing is too good to lay on the shrine of the country and the great principles for which she is contending.



Forthcoming Ordination.

A meeting of the commission of Presbytery in charge of Maghera Church was held in Maghera last week. Credentials in favour of Mr. Robert Marshall, M.A., LL.D., were received, and arrangements were made for the ordination on Wednesday, 30th September, the Moderator of Presbytery, Rev. V. M. Corkey, to preach and ordain, and the Rev. C. C. M. Dickey to give the charge, and also to serve the edict of Presbytery on the 20th inst. Dr. Marshall was welcomed to Maghera by the members of commission.



The first meeting of superintendents for the winter session was held in the Church House on the 4th inst. In the absence of the chairman (the Rev. Dr. Montgomery) Mr. R. E. Crawford presided, and the following were present -- Messrs. J. B. Wallace. George M'Neill, J. G. Crawford, B. Bryson, Jas. Price, M. A. Mitchell, David Irwin, Francis Mulligan (secretary), and twenty-one missionaries. Sympathetic reference was made to the great loss which the mission had sustained through the removal by death of Mr. Wm. Maxwell. For many years Mr. Maxwell acted as secretary and financial agent of the mission, in connection with which he evinced the deepest interest in the mission's many-sided work. The superintendents expressed their sympathy with the deceased's son, Mr. W. C. Maxwell, who for a considerable time assisted his father in the secretarial work of the mission. The missionaries reported that open-air meetings had been held in all the districts of the city throughout the summer months, with gratifying results. They also reported distress owing to the war crisis and lack of employment. They have rendered timely help to very many needy cases. It is hoped that friends of this old mission will assist the missionaries as much as possible during the coming winter, which is likely to be a trying time for the poor. The meeting closed with devotional exercises.


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The Witness - Friday, 25 September, 1914


DONALDSON--MacGREGOR -- Sept. 10, 1914, at Second Raphoe Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. J. Craig Wallace, B.A., John, eldest son of William Donaldson, "Homefield," Beechwood Avenue, Londonderry, to Mary, second daughter of the late John MacGregor and Mrs. MacGregor, Raphoe, County Donegal.

EGBEARE--ELLIOTT -- Sept. 12, 1914, at the Church of St. John, Newport, Isle of Wight, by the Rev. W. H. Mackinnon, D.D., Richard Lancelot Bartlett, H.M. Customs and Excise, eldest son of Robert H. Egbeare, Ashburton, Devon, to Ida Anna Rutherford, B.A., Royal University, Ireland, daughter of the late John Elliott, Dublin, and niece of Thos. R. Elliott, Mount Easton, Belfast.


CRAIG -- Sept. 22, at his residence, Oaks Lodge, David Craig, J.P. Interred in Upper Cumber New Cemetery, on Thursday, 24th September, 1914.

EDGAR -- Sept. 15, 1914, at 92, Ravenhill Avenue, Sarah Jane (Sadie), the youngest and dearly-beloved daughter of Francis Albert and Sarah Edgar, aged one year and eleven months. Interred in Dundonald Cemetery.
     Farewell, our little blooming bud,
     Just opening into flower;
     We give thee up, but oh! the grief
     Of that last parting hour.
Sadly missed by her loving Parents. F. A. and S. Edgar.

LYTLE -- Sept. 21, suddenly at "Dunbryan," Freshfield Road, Formby, Annie Sinclair, dearly-loved wife of Joseph Lytle. Funeral private.

WATSON -- Sept. 23, at her residence, Glenhue, Cullybackey, Elizabeth M., widow of the late William Watson, Glenhue. Funeral to-day (Friday), at 3 p.m., to the family burying-ground, Ahoghill.

AGNEW -- Sept. 19, at Kilsorrell, Dromore, Samuel, husband of Mary Agnew.

BOYD -- Sept. 18, at Lismoyle, Kilrea, Mary Boyd.

CLARK -- Sept. 10, at Potterswalls, Antrim, William, husband of Agnes Clark, and second son of the late James Clark, of Niblock.

CLARKE -- Sept. 17, at 8, Somerset Terrace, University Street, Mrs. Elizabeth Clarke.

COULTHART -- Sept. 21, at Friends' Cottage, Portadown, Patricia (Pattie), aged 16 years.

GALLAGHER -- September 18, at the Manse, Fountainville, Elizabeth, the beloved wife of Rev. Alexander Gallagher.

GULSTON -- Sept. 18, at Royal Victoria Hospital, Robert Craig, second son of H. V. Gulston.

HOPPER -- Sept. 22, at Molesworth Road, Cookstown, Elizabeth A. Hopper.

HOSKINS -- Sept. 20, at The Lodge, Clones, Anna, third daughter of the late Surgeon Hoskins, aged 73 years.

INGLIS -- Sept. 22, 1914, at Kilmona, Adelaide Park, Belfast, Mary, the beloved wife of George F. Inglis.

IRVINE -- Sept. 21, at Aileach, Jordanstown, Sarah, wife of William Irvine.

ISDALE -- Sept. 20, at Purdysburn Hospital, James Fleck ("Wee Jim"), eldest son of William Isdale, 37, Sandhurst Gardens.

MILLAR -- Sept. 16, at Ballyno, Antrim, Jane, wife of Thomas Millar.

MILLAR -- Sept. 18, at Royal Arms Hotel, Omagh, Samuel Millar.

MINNIS -- Sept. 20, at 33, Hogarth Street, Jeannie, infant daughter of Francis Minnis.

M'ARTHUR -- Sept. 17, at 44, Downing Street, David M'Arthur (late of Shankill Road).

M'CUNE -- Sept. 20, at 15, Brookhill Avenue, Grace M'Cune, youngest daughter of the late John Robinson.

MacDONAGH -- Sept. 22, at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, Frances, second daughter of the late Thomas MacDonagh, Dublin Road, Lisburn.

M'GUCKIN -- Sept. 19, at Harrogate, Robert M'Guckin, Solicitor, Magherafelt.



The session and committee of First Ray Presbyterian Church, Manorcunningham, acknowledge, with sincere gratitude, the generous gift of 500 to his church by the late Mr. John Graham, Lisberran. They desire to record their high appreciation of him who for almost sixty years has been a communicant of the church and a respected member thereof. He was a man of love and work. He loved his Master above, and was faithful to his life's worth on earth. The love of Christ's dear name kindled in his heart, a warm loyalty and attachment to the Church of his fathers. We desire to tender to his sister and brother our sincere sympathy in their time of sorrow, and pray that the Father of Mercies and the God of all comfort, Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, may sustain them with His grace, and comfort them with His presence.



It is with deep regret that we announce the death of Mr. David Craig, J.P., which took place at his residence, Oaks Lodge, on Tuesday morning. He had been in failing health for over a year, but it was only in recent weeks that the worst was realised. Patience and Christian fortitude characterised him in his lengthened illness. He was one of the largest and most successful farmers in the district of Cumber, Londonderry; keen and shrewd, and of splendid business capacity. As an employer of labour be will be greatly missed. He was a man of a very kindly nature, a devoted husband, a kind father, a loyal Presbyterian, and a staunch Unionist. We tender to his wife and family and relatives our deepest sympathy in their irreparable loss.



News has reached Coleraine that Private William Balmer, of the 2nd Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, is at present in hospital at Clacton-on-Sea, having been wounded in both thighs.

At Ballymena Board of Guardians on Saturday Mr. Hugh M'Cann, Broughshane Road, Ballymena, was appointed clerk of works in connection with new works at the workhouse, at a salary of 2 2s a week.

The Portadown employers, at a meeting held in the Town Hall, unanimously agreed to reserve as far as possible the positions of employees who have enlisted for service in the imperial forces. An allowance of time towards their apprenticeship may be made to apprentices enlisting for service.

The greater portion of the Donegal Workhouse buildings was completely destroyed by a fire which broke out during the early hours of Monday morning. The damage which is estimated at several thousand pounds, is covered by insurance.

Mr. Ernest W. Martin, M.A., son of Rev. Pierce Martin, of Lisburn, has been accepted by the Missionary Society for foreign service, and has sailed for India for work in Mysore City Mr. Martin was a scholar in classics of Trinity College, Dublin.

Mr. James Hall, cashier of the Dungannon Branch of the Belfast Banking Company, Ltd., has been transferred to Derry city branch on promotion. Mr. Hall had been stationed at Dungannon for seven years, and carries with him the good wishes of many friends.

An Orange service commemorating the 119th anniversary of the Battle of the Diamond was held on Sunday afternoon in St. Aidan's Church, Kilmore, County Armagh. The service was conducted by Br. the Rev. John M'Endoo, M.A., County Grand Chaplain of Armagh.

At a meeting of Londonderry Asylum Committee on Friday eleven applications were received for candidates for the nurses' supplementalist, and the following were appointed -- Elizabeth Hegarty, Derry City; Susan Brown, Ballyarnett; Mary J. Arthur, Clogher, County Tyrone; Kate M'Bride, Plumbridge; and Mary Anderson, Ballycastle.

On Saturday morning the ss. Van Stirum was launched from the Foyle Shipyard. The vessel is the third built for Messrs. Wambersie & Zoon, Rotterdam. The steamer is 343 feet long, 45 feet broad, and has a depth of 28 feet. Accommodation is provided for thirty first-class passengers.

In Ballycastle on Monday a lad named, John Joseph Crothers, Glenmakeern, was charged with maliciously shooting at Daniel M'Kinley, Glenmakeern, on Sunday evening last. M'Kinley did not put in an appearance, and his Worship said as there was no evidence before him he would discharge the prisoner.

The ladies in connection with Gilford Working Guild (under the presidency of Mrs. Wakefield Richardson) have been working most assiduously during the past few weeks, with the result that a lot of socks, bed shirts, nightingales, and other comforts are ready for despatch to our soldiers and sailors at the front.

Mr. Henry White, Lisbellaw, County Fermanagh, has received news that his son Private Jim White, of the "O" squadron North Irish Horse was wounded, while in action At Mons. He was struck by a bullet which passed through the radius and ulna bones in the right forearm. Private White was a crack rifle shot.

Much regret will be occasioned in the North of Ireland generally, and particularly amongst the members of the legal profession, by the news which reached Magherafelt on Sunday of the death of Mr. Robt. M'Guckin, solicitor. This sad event occurred suddenly at Harrogate, where the late Mr. M'Guckin had been spending a holiday.

On Saturday evening a collision took place between a motor car driven by Mr. Samuel J. Moore, Cloughmills, and a motor bicycle driven by Dr. J. Armstrong, Ballymena. Dr. Armstrong was thrown from his machine and was somewhat seriously injured, but although both vehicles were badly, damaged Mr. Moore escaped practically unhurt.

The three hundredth anniversary of the restoration of St. Nicholas Church, Carrickfergus, was celebrated on Saturday afternoon. Despite the stormy character of the weather, the church was filled to its utmost capacity, many, of the congregation coming from a considerable distance. The Lord Bishop of Down and Connor and Dromore occupied the pulpit.

In the M'Garel Town Hall, Larne, on Friday evening, Colonel Duncan M'Neill, D.L., distributed the prizes to the successful students. Mr. T. L. Price, chairman of the Technical Committee, presided. The report of the secretary, Mr. Clearkin, showed that the school was in a flourishing condition, and continued to carry on good work amongst the young people of the town.

On Saturday night John Hogan, coastguard, stationed at Tara, near Portaferry, was travelling home from Portaferry when, at [Bally-?-under], in rounding a curve on the road, it came into violent collision with Thomas Gilmore, jun., of Killydressy, who was also riding a bicycle, and in falling received a fracture of the skull, from which he died on Sunday. The deceased, who was thirty-three years of age, was married and had four of a family.

The following resolution has been passed at a meeting of the Mid-Tyrone Women's Unionist Association:-- "That we, considering it to be the duty of all our men of military age to take an active part in the defence of our country and our homes in this war, where both are threatened with destruction by the most aggressive Power the world has ever known, pledge ourselves to use our influence to prevent home work detaining them, and to urge all who can possibly do so to respond to Sir Edward Carson's appeal and volunteer for foreign service."

There were scenes of remarkable enthusiasm at Omagh on Tuesday on the occasion of the departure for the depot of 1,260 men, forming the 6th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, for the Royal Barracks, Dublin. The men were conveyed in three trains.

Clogher Workhouse, County Tyrone, has new the unique distinction of having a lady clerk and lady porter, the Clerk (Mr. Turner) being ill, while the porter (Mr. Graham) has joined Lord Kitchener's Army, the Guardians appointing his wife as substitute.

The re-opening services in the Tandragee Methodist Church were continued on Sunday. The preacher was the Rev. J. Kirkwood, Dundalk, chairman of the Portadown District Synod. Mr. W. Dunlop, Scarva, presided at the organ. Special collections were taken up on behalf of the renovation fund.

A farmer's son named Samuel Hogg, residing at Ringsend, near Garvagh, when cycling home from Coleraine market on Saturday, overtook four men, one of whom asked him if he was an Ulster Volunteer. He replied that he was unconnected with any political party. Hogg was then assaulted, knocked down, kicked, and very severely injured on the face with some sharp weapon.

In commemoration of its tercentenary the Honourable the Irish Society presented a handsome stained glass window for Coleraine Town Hall, and this was unveiled on Tuesday afternoon. The ceremony was performed by Mrs. Barrie, wife of Mr. H. T. Barrie, M.P., at the request of the Governor of the Irish Society, Sir Alfred Newton, and Lady Newton. The attendance included members of the Urban Council and Harbour Board.



The death occurred on Saturday of Dr. Robert Yelverton Tyrrell, the well-known classical scholar, and Senior Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin, at the age of sixty-nine. Born at Ballingarry, in the County of Tipperary, he was the youngest son of the Rev. Henry Tyrrell. As a student of Trinity he gained numerous honours and prizes, and became a Fellow of the college in 1868. Three years later he was appointed Professor of Latin, and in 1880 Regius Professor of Greek. He became Public Orator in the University in 1898, and in 1900 Professor of Ancient History. In the vacancy created by the appointment of Dr. Traill as Provost, in 1904, he was co-opted a Senior Fellow. In the meantime honorary doctorates were conferred upon him by Edinburgh, Cambridge, and Oxford. He was one of the originei fifty Fellows of the British Academy of Letters. His edition of the Bacchae of Euripides was one of the earliest works to win him fame. His greatest work was his edition (in conjunction with Professor Purser) of the Correspondence of Cicero in seven volumes. He edited Cophocles for Macmillan; and was an expert on Plautus. As a writer of Greek and Latin verse he had few rivals, and his capacity for imitating the style of a classical author was uncanny. In social life he was greatly esteemed. He was the most brilliant talker in any circle in which he found himself. Yet, unlike other brilliant talkers, he was never overbearing, and his patient geniality was inexhaustible.



The Press Bureau during the week issued four lists of casualties, two referring to officers. The first report gives the names of three officers killed and three wounded, and contains various corrections to lists previously issued. The second report, from the General Headquarters of the Expeditionary Force, under date 17th September, gives a list of ten officers killed and forty-three wounded and fourteen missing. Of the wounded, eight belong to the Royal Irish Rifles and eight of the missing officers belong to the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Captain C. E. Luard, D.S.O., Norfolk Regiment, is among the missing.

The Bureau also issued a list of 317 non-commissioned officers and men, of whom 115 were reported wounded and the remainder missing, and also a list of fourteen non-commissioned officers and men admitted to the Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley, under date September 8th.

Among the killed are Captain Lord Guernsey, Irish Guards, eldest son of the Earl of Aylesford; Captain Lord A. V. Hay, Irish Guards, second son of the tenth Marquis of Tweeddale and brother of the present Marquis; Captain D. K. L. Lucas-Tooth, 9th Lancers, younger son of Sir Robert Lucas Lucas-Tooth, the well-known Australian philanthropist; Captain R. N. Grenfell, Bucks Yeomanry, attached to 9th Lancers, nephew of Field-Marshal Lord Grenfell: Captain G. H. Fitzgerald, 4th Dragoon Guards, eldest son of Lord Maurice Fitzgerald; and Lieutenant Sir Archibald Gibson-Craig, Bart., Highland Light Infantry.

Among the wounded are Lieutenant H. M. H. W. Gough, Irish Guards, only son of Viscount Gough, and Captain the Hon. M. C. A. Drummond, Black Watch, son of the eighth Viscount Strath Allan and half-brother of the Earl of Perth. Lieut.-Colonel W. E. B. Smith, Lincolnshire Regiment; Captain Lord James Thomas Stewart-Murray, Cameron Highlanders (youngest son of the Duke of Atholl, whose second son, Lord George Stewart-Murray, Black Watch, figured in the list of wounded published on Saturday); Second-Lieutenant the Hon. N. F. Somerset, Gloucester Regiment, youngest son of Lord Raglan, Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man; and Major the Hon. A. H. Maitland, Cameron Highlanders, youngest eon of the Earl of Lauderdale.

Second Lieutenant H. P. Swaine, killed in action, was in his twenty-sixth year, and had been four years in the Rifles.

Second Lieutenant R. H. C. Magenis, killed in action, belonged to the 3rd Battalion, to which he was appointed in February, 1908. His residence was Drumcloe, Boyle, Roscommon.

Major M. E. Cookson, Captain L. Slater, and Lieutenant E. C. Daun, Royal Sussex Regiment, reported killed in action, were all well known in Belfast, where they served with the 2nd Battalion during its stay at Victoria Barracks.

In the casualty lists which were published on 5th September the name of Major H. R. Charley, Royal Irish Rifles, appeared among the wounded, but his friends have received a telegram from a reliable source stating that Major Charley was progressing favourably.

Mrs. Graham, Stramore Road, Gilford, Co. Down, has received a letter from her husband. Lance-Corporal Joseph Graham, 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Rifles, who is wounded and in hospital at Caudry, Lance-Corporal Graham took part in the battle of Mons.

Lieutenant M'Master, Royal Field Artillery, who has been wounded in action, is the only son of the late Mr. H. D M'Master, of Dunbarton House, Gilford.

Trooper J. E. Green, dentist, Portadown, who on the outbreak of the war enlisted, in No. 2381 B Squadron Queen's Own Royal, has been wounded in action at the front. He is now in the Military Base Hospital at Stobhill, Glasgow.



Lieutenant R. R. Harrison, R.N.R., of the Cressy, who arrived at his home at Penarth last night, gave some details of the German submarine attack. It was all over in an hour, he said. We had to do the best we could. The Aboukir was struck about 7-30. We stood by to pick up the survivors. Next it was the turn of the Hogue, which had gone to assist the Aboukir. We were struck half an hour afterwards.

They fired three torpedoes at us; the first dad little damage, the second missed, but the third settled us.

The Cressy meanwhile kept firing at the submarines, and had the satisfaction of sending one at least to the bottom.

As the Cressy settled down we picked up anything which would float and jumped overboard. Of about two thousand men in the three cruisers some 800 were rescued.

A remarkable escape was that of our parson. He could not swim, and was unconscious when picked up, but otherwise not much the worse for it. When torpedoed there was no explosion like the striking of a mine, but just a dull thud, and the vessel heeled over. The men behaved splendidly, being as calm as at drill.


Co. Down Man's Bequest

The following is a copy of the will of the late Mr. John Gray, Moira, County Down -- "I, John Gray, of Moira, make this my will. I nominate Mr. Joseph Lockhart, solicitor, Lisburn, executor hereof. I leave all that I die possessed of or entitled to to Sir Edward Carson, M.P., K.C., to be applied by him towards the funds of the Ulster Volunteer Force. Dated this 8th July, 1914. -- John Gray."

We are officially informed by Mr. R. M. Riddell, hon. secretary and treasurer of the Sir Edward Carson Ulster Defence Fund, that under the provision of the will he has received 70 14s 4d, which has been placed to the credit of the fund.



The men from provincial regiments of the U.V.F. are at Clandeboye, East Belfast is at Ballykinlar, and North, South, and West Belfast are at Donard Lodge, Newcastle, and in all there are at present about 10,000 Volunteers under canvas. Clandeboye, which is called the model camp, is situated in the beautiful grounds of Clandeboye demesne, which has been generously placed at the disposal of the military authorities by the Marchioness of Dufferin and Ava, who has always manifested such a deep and practical interest in the progress and equipment of the Ulster Volunteer Force. That it is an ideal spot both from a utilitarian and health standpoint is apparent to the ordinary civilian. The camp is pitched in the midst of broad fields, which afford every opportunity for extended military exercises. From a spectacular point of view the aspect is equally pleasing. Over 400 of the ordinary military bell tents have been pitched on sloping ground, and the men sleep on straw palliasses on boarded floors. The camp as a whole is represented by a rather superior class of recruit, many of whom have given up good positions and left comfortable homes in order to serve their country. Every possible facility has been granted by the authorities for the convenience of the recruits. The messing arrangements, one of the most important factors, are completely satisfactory, and the sanitation of the camp is all that could be desired. The catering for the officers' mess is carried out to their entire satisfaction by the Ulster Menu Company, who have a permanent staff resident in camp. A plentiful supply of water, has been laid, and telephone communication with Belfast is at present being established, and will be completed in a few days. The training which the men are undergoing consists principally of drill. Reveille is sounded at 6 a.m., and from then until teatime, with intervals for meals and lectures, the recruits are principally engaged at drill. The interval between teatime and "lights out" at 10 p.m. is devoted, almost entirely to recreation. The camp is daily open to visitors.


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