The Witness - Friday, 2 June, 1916


BALLANCE -- May 25, 1916, Thomas Ballance, Merchant, Dungannon. Interred in Tandragee Presbyterian Church Graveyard, Sunday, 28th May, 1916.
    Heaven retaineth now our treasure,
      Earth the lonely casket keeps;
    And the sunbeams love to linger
      Where our loved brother sleeps.

WHAN -- May 26, at her residence, Sherrygroom, Dungannon, Martha, eldest daughter of the late Robert Whan. Interred in Carland Burying-ground, on Saturday, May 27th.

ANDERSON -- May 30, at 4, Warden Street, Ballymena, Mary, beloved wife of Alexander Anderson.

BERKELEY -- May 30, at Ballindrum House, Coagh, Maria, wife of the late Robert Berkeley, Poplar Hill, Tullyhogue.

DEACON -- May 22, 1916, at 5, Surrey Street, Belfast, John Gillespie Deacon, late of "The Hill," Kildarton, Armagh, aged 87.

GAUSSEN -- May 29, at Ardagh, Holywood, Julia Emma, widow of the late W. L. Gaussen.

HARRISON -- May 29, at Ballygargan, Portadown, Hester, youngest daughter of Henry Harrison.

HERRON -- May 28, at Ballymaconnell, Sarah, wife, of Hugh Herron.

HILDITCH -- May 29, at Little Ballymena, William Hildich [sic], aged 78 years.

JEFFERSON -- May 27, at his residence, Ardnamona, Alexandra Gardens, Antrim Road, Belfast, W. J. Jefferson.

JEWSON -- May 29, at Nursing Home, Teignmouth, Ernest Marshall Jewson, of Plymouth and Tavistock, husband of May Jewson (nee Redmond, of Newry).

KELLY -- May 25, at Ringneal, Comber, Robert, son of the late Samuel Kelly.

KILLEN -- May 29, at Station House, Kells, Rachel Killen.

KIRKPATRICK -- May 30, 1916, at his residence, Cloughfern, Whiteabbey, Hugh Kirkpatrick.

MAGILL -- May 31, at Church Street, Newtownards, Susanna Magill, relict of the late Wm. Magill, Milecross.

MALCOMSON -- May 26, at the Post Office, Magheralin, Lurgan, Eliza, wife of Thomas Malcomson, sub-postmaster.

MASTERSON -- May 30, at Royal Victoria Hospital, Henry Masterson.

MAWHINNEY -- May 28, at Ballinary, Birches, Portadown, William, husband of Annie Mawhinney, in his 80th year.

MAYBIN -- May 26, at Forster Green Hospital, Jane Gray Maybin (Jinny), daughter of the late John Maybin, of Ballyclover, Parkgate, County Antrim.

MENARY -- May 31, at Roanville, Keady, Willie, husband of Martha Menary, and son of the late Joseph Menary, Drumhirk.

MILLAR -- May 27, at Largy, Crumlin, James Millar.

MURDOCK -- May 25, at 21, Avoca Street, George Murdock (late Inspector of Meat, Belfast Corporation).

M'CALL -- May 28, John M'Call, of 2, Woodvale Road, and Dungonnell, British, in his 75th year.

M'KEE -- May 28, at Whitehall, Drumawhey, Newtownards, William M'Kee.

M'MULLAN -- May 24, at Elsinore Lodge, Carnalea, James M'Mullan.

NELSON -- May 29, at The Hill, Downpatrick, Edwin Field Nelson, M.D., late Surgeon-Major, 5th Royal Irish Rifles.

POOTS -- May 24, at Ballynaras, Dromore, County Down, Eleanor, widow of the late Adam Poots.

ROBINSON -- May 27, at 3, Mill Street, Newtownards, Jane Robinson.

WILSON -- May 26, at Ardmore, Larne, Hugh Wilson (late of Drumahoe House).

In Memoriam

ROBINSON -- In loving remembrance of Lizzie J. Robinson, who entered into rest May 31, 1915, and was interred in Killinchy Old Meeting-house Green.
"In Thy presence is fulness of joy.
 At Thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore."
Sadly missed and deeply regretted by Father, Mother, Brothers, and Sisters. Ballymacashin, Killinchy.


Hymn For Drink Crusade.


Isle of love and beauty.
We would see thee shine
Pure and clear and radiant.
Strong with power divine;
We would see thy children
From all bondage free,
Drink for ever banished,
Island of the sea.

Rally round our standard,
Join the drink crusade;
God is strong and mighty.
Be thou not afraid.


Down with drink for ever,
Nought it brings but woe;
From the wine cup sever.
Lay the tyrant low.
Think of little children
Hungry, rugged, sad;
Wipe their tears of sorrow,
Make, oh make them glad!

Rally round our standard, &c.


God of love and pity
Guard our emerald isle,
Bless her sons and daughters.
Keep them free from guile.
Foes around us gather,
But Thine arm is strong;
Help us in the conflict
Triumph over wrong.

Rally round our standard, &c.





Speaking at the annual meeting of the South Belfast Unionist Association in the Old Town Hall on 25th ult., Sir William Crawford, J.P., the president, said -- The Ulster Unionist Associations have often, one might say continuously, rendered inestimable service to our country, and evidently their day of service is not passed. It was of the utmost importance during the late rebellion to have here an organised body like this of respectable citizens, assisting the police and soldiers to overcome any section of the community that might have wished to trouble the peace of this city. Some former supporters of the Unionist cause across the Channel, including "Mr. Punch," are now expressing the hope that the fact of the extreme section of Home Rulers having risen in open and bloody rebellion, and having devastated the capital of this country, may be a reason for the Unionists of Ulster coming into agreement with the less violent sections, and thus settling the Home Rule controversy. We do not think so. (Applause.) On the contrary, we think it an additional reason for our resisting Home Rule. (Hear, hear.) We shall never agree to our being deprived of the birthright of full British citizenship. (Applause.) We went nothing but to be left as we are, under the direct control of the British Parliament. Why, I ask, should not Ulster be governed as are Scotland and Wales? (Hear, hear.) The disastrous Home Rule Act is on the Statute Book, and inoperative for the present. What we say is, let it remain as it is. (Applause.) It would bring calamity on any part of Ireland to which it might be applied. It will never be applied here. (Loud applause.)

Mr. John Sinclair said he would like to say a word or two about the manner in which the English and Scotch newspapers were furnished with news about Ulster. He saw that the South Belfast Association subscribed to the funds of the Ulster Unionist Council, and he thought they should ask that council to form some kind of Press Bureau in Belfast for the purpose of supplying, not now and again, but constantly, items of news bearing on the true state of feeling in the province. By this means the people of England and Scotland would be instructed on both sides of the question. At the present time it seemed to him that Ulster was going to be lost by default. He was sure their (leaders were to be trusted, but they could not do everything, and it struck him that if a Press Committee were formed in Belfast, and a go-ahead man were appointed as convener, they would see in the English and Scotch newspapers from time to time paragraphs showing how Ulster had recruited for the Army and Navy, how she bore herself during the recent rebellion in Dublin, and the manner in which Belfast came to the aid of the authorities in putting down the insurrection in the South and West of Ireland. He thought it was high time that the people of England and Scotland were informed on these matters, and that steps were taken to disabuse their minds of the idea that Ulster no longer existed. (Applause.)




Praise for Irish Regiments

A supplement to the "London Gazette" issued on Monday night contains the first despatch of Sir Douglas Haig. the record covers the operations from 19th December, when he succeeded Sir John French in command of the British troops in France until 29th April last.

In the course of his despatch the British Commander-In-Chief says that the only assistance asked by their Allies in connection with the fighting at Verdun was the relief of French troops on a portion of their defensive front.

Although there had been no great incident of historic importance to record on the British front during the period under review, a steady and continuous fight had gone on day and night above ground and below it. The total number of local notions, omitting the more minor raids, amount to over sixty since December 19, the most important having been the operations at the Bluff, the Hohenzollern Redoubt, and at St. Eloi; the mining operations and crater fighting in the Loos salient and on the Vimy Ridge, and the hostile gas attacks north of Ypres in Dec. and opposite Hulluch and Messines in April.

Describing the recapture of The Bluff after the enemy had held it for seventeen days, he says that the measures taken to deceive the enemy were successful, and the British infantry effected a complete surprise, finding the enemy with their bayonets unfixed and many of them without rifles or equipment. The front line of the centre attack, reaching its assigned objective without much opposition, swept on past it, and seized the German Third Line at the eastern side of the salient.

The St. Eloi Fighting

On the 27th March our troops made an attack with the object of straightening out the line at St. Eloi and cutting away the small German salient which encroached on the semi-circle of our line in the Ypres salient to a depth of about 100 yards over a front of some 600 yards. The operation was begun by the firing of six very large mines; the charge was so heavy that the explosion was felt in towns several miles behind the lines, and large numbers of the enemy were lulled. Half a minute after the explosion our infantry attack was launched, aiming at the German second line. The right attack met with little opposition and captured its assigned objective, but the left attack was not so successful, and a gap was left in possession of the Germans, through which they entered one of the craters. The following days were spent by both, sides in heavy bombardment and in unsuccessful attacks, intended on our part to capture the remaining trenches, and on the part of the Germans to drive us from the positions we had occupied. In the very early morning of April 3rd we succeeded in recapturing the crater and the trenches still held by the enemy, thereby securing the whole of our original objective. On the morning of the 6th the enemy attacked with one battalion supported by another; he penetrated our new line and gained the two westernmost craters. On the 11th it was reported to me that we had recaptured all that remained of the position won by as on the 27th March and 3rd April. This report, probably due to old craters having been mistaken for new ones, was subsequently found to be incorrect. The new craters, being exposed to the enemy's view and to the full weight of his artillery fire, have proved untenable, and at the present time our troops are occupying trenches roughly in the genera] line which was held by them before the 27th.

Praise for Irish Regiments

Sir Douglas then gives the names of eighty-two units brought under his notice for good work in carrying out or repelling local attacks or raids. The following are the Irish units--

2nd Battalion Irish Guards.
7th (Service) Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
9th (Service) Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
10th (Service) Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
2nd Battalion the Royal Irish Rifles.
9th (Service) Battalion the Royal Irish Rifles.
1st Battalion Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers).
9th (Service) Battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers.

The large increases made to their forces had necessitated a great expansion in the resources of our lines of communication, and he had been greatly struck by the forethought shown by the Administrative Services in anticipating the requirements of the Armies in the field and in the provision mode to satisfy these requirements. The base ports had been developed to the utmost possible extent, advanced depots had been provided, and communications had been improved to ensure punctual distribution to the troops.

Sir Douglas Haig closes his despatch with a graceful tribute to his predecessor Viscount French.



A special meeting of the Route Presbytery was held in First Ballymoney Hall, the Rev. A. H. Dill, M.A., Moderater pro tem., presiding. A minute was drawn up expressing the profound sorrow of the Presbytery on the death of the Rev. Samuel Reid, Garryduff, and formerly of Cushendall, and their estimation of his worth and work, in which it was stated -- "During his ministry in his first charge a suitable and handsome church was erected, and largely through his efforts the funds were raised to open it free of debt. There he proved himself an able preacher and faithful pastor, and in every way worthily represented our Church in that important summer resort. He was endowed with an acute mind, and manifested considerable foresight in his decisions, and had the faculty of making and retaining friends. He was much respected by every member of this Presbytery, was brotherly and obliging, and willingly took his full share of the work of the Court. He was highly esteemed by the members of Garryduff Congregation for the efficiency with which he discharged all the duties of his sacred office and the deep and sympathetic interest he took in all their concerns. His kindliness of heart and amiableness of disposition gained for him many friends outside the bounds of the Churches and parishes in which he successively laboured." A commission of Presbytery, with the Rev. S. Wallace as convener and moderator of session, was appointed to take charge of the congregation. The Rev. W. H. Craig, was appointed to preach on Sabbath first and declare the congregation vacant. Arrangements were made for dispensing the Lord's Supper, which was postponed owing to Mr. Reid's illness. The commission in charge will meet at an early date to make out a list of qualified voters and list of candidates.



This funeral took place on the 24th ult., proceeding from Belfast to Letterkenny by rail and from thence to Kilmacrennan Presbyterian Church by road. At Letterkenny Station a large concourse of vehicles and citizens on foot, representing all classes of the community, awaited the arrival of the train. This was added to en route, until the procession became one of the largest ever seen in the district. The chief mourners were Master W. B. Michael (son); Rev. W. Michael, Mr. John Michael, and Mr. Hugh Michael (brothers) Messrs. Thos. Michael, John Russell, P. Stewart, C. W, Black, and Dr. Clarke (brothers-in-law); Masters James P. Michael, William Stewart, and S. Russell (nephews). The attendance included1 all the ministers of the Letterkenny Presbytery, the Rev. R. H. Wilson, Ballymoney; Rev. R. Hoffman, Letterkenny; Rev. J. C. Cullimore, Garlair; and Rev. Mr. M'Meniman, P.P., Kilmacrennan. At the church a large number of women and children of the congregation had assembled. The ladies had tastefully draped the pulpit in black and beautifully lined the grave with ferns and flowers. The coffin was borne into the church, by ministers of the Presbytery. Here an impressive service was conducted by the Rev. Dr. M'Kee (Moderator of Presbytery), Rev. A. Torrens, Rev. R. Millar, and Rev. W. J. Young, who gave an eloquent address, dwelling on the lessons the members of the congregation should learn from the life and early death of Mr. Michael, the faithfulness of his ministry, and the patience and fortitude with which he endured long years of suffering. At this service Miss M'Cafferty presided at the organ. The coffin was borne from the church to the grave and deposited therein by the immediate relatives. The service at the graveside was conducted by the Rev. R. H. Wilson, Ballymoney, and Rev. Dr. Wallace. Thus, amidst manifest tokens of the deepest sorrow on the part of an attached people, the deceased was laid to rest. The Moderator of Assembly was most anxious to attend the funeral, but found when he made inquiries that his other engagements would not permit.



The Most Rev. Dr. Peacocke, who until a year ago was Archdeacon of Dublin, died on Friday at his residence, Monkstown, County Dublin. He was eighty-one years of age, and was the youngest son of the late Dr. George Peacocke, M.D., of Longford. Educated in Trinity College, he achieved noteworthy honours in that seat of learning. His ministry commenced in St. Mary's Church, Kilkenny, where he remained until 1861, when he became secretary of the Hibernian Branch of the Church Missionary Society. From 1873 to 1878 he was rector of St. George's Dublin, and until 1894 rector of Monkstown, County Dublin. He was Professor of Pastoral Theology in Dublin University in 1893, and in 1894 was called to the vacant bishopric of Meath, where he presided until elected to the Metropolitan See. Dr. Peacocke married, in 1885, Caroline Sophia, youngest daughter of the late Major John Irvine, of Killadeas, County Fermanagh. He gave two sons to the Church-- Rev. Canon G. W. Peacocke, B.D., rector of Geashill, and Right Rev. J. I. Peacocke, D.D., Bishop of Raphoe, who was enthroned quite recently. His other sons, Dr. Reginald Peacocke and Dr. Peacocke, are well known in Dublin, as eminent members of the medical profession.



This funeral took place on the 24th ult., proceeding from Belfast to Letterkenny by rail and from thence to Kilmacrennan Presbyterian Church by road. At Letterkenny Station a large concourse of vehicles and citizens on foot, representing all classes of the community, awaited the arrival of the train. This was added to en route, until the procession became one of the largest ever seen in the district. The chief mourners were Master W. B. Michael (son); Rev. W. Michael, Mr. John Michael, and Mr. Hugh Michael (brothers); Messrs. Thos. Michael, John Russell, P. Stewart, C. W. Black, and Dr. Clarke (brothers-in-law); Masters James P. Michael, William Stewart, and S. K. Russell (nephews). The attendance included all the ministers of the Letterkenny Presbytery, the Rev. R. H. Wilson, Ballymoney; Rev. R. Hoffman, Letterkenny; Rev. J. C. Cullimore, Garlair; and Rev. Mr. M'Meniman, P.P., Kilmacrennan, At the church a large number of women and children of the congregation had assembled. The ladies had tastefully draped the pulpit in black and beautifully lined the grave with ferns and flowers. The coffin was borne into the church by ministers of the Presbytery. Here an impressive service was conducted by the Rev. Dr. M'Kee (Moderator of Presbytery), Rev. A. Torrens, Rev. R. Millar, and Rev. W. J. Young, who gave an eloquent address, dwelling on the lessons the members of the congregation should learn from the life and early death of Mr. Michael, the faithfulness of his ministry, and the patience and fortitude with which he endured long years of suffering. At this service Miss M'Cafferty presided at the organ. The coffin was borne from the church to the grave and deposited therein by the immediate relatives. The service at the graveside was conducted by the Rev. R. H. Wilson, Ballymoney, and Rev. Dr. Wallace. Thus, amidst manifest tokens of the deepest sorrow on the port of an attached people, the deceased was laid to rest. The Moderator of Assembly was most anxious to attend the funeral, but found when he made inquiries that his other engagements would not permit.



The Most Rev. Dr. Peacocke, who until a year ago was Archdeacon of Dublin, died on Friday at his residence, Monkstown, County Dublin. He was eighty-one years of age, and was the youngest son of the late Dr. George Peacocke, M.D., of Longford. Educated in Trinity College, he achieved noteworthy honours in that seat of learning. His ministry commenced in St. Mary's Church, Kilkenny, where he remained until 1861, when he became secretary of the Hibernian Branch of the Church Missionary Society. From 1873 to 1878 he was rector of St. George's Dublin, and until 1894 rector of Monkstown, County Dublin. He was Professor of Pastoral Theology in Dublin University in 1893, and. in 1894 was called to the vacant bishopric of Meath, where he presided until elected to the Metropolitan See. Dr. Peacocke married, in 1835, Caroline Sophia, youngest daughter of the late Major John Irvine, of Killadeas, County Fermanagh. He gave two sons to the Church -- Rev. Canon G. W. Peacocke, B.D., rector of Geashill, and Right Rev. J. I. Peacocke, D.D., Bishop of Raphoe, who was enthroned quite recently. His other sons, Dr. Reginald Peacocke and Dr. Peacocke, are well known in Dublin, as eminent members of the medical profession.



Second-Lieutenant James Cordner, Royal Irish Rifles, who is reported wounded was the minister of the United Free Church, Lisburn, before he volunteered for the Army, and is a son of Mr. James Cordner, Bannside, Portadown, and brother of the Rev. Joseph Cordner, Drumbo Presbyterian Church. He is a member of L.O.L. 1686. He received a commission through the Belfast University contingent of the O.T.C. in the Reserve of the Ulster Division last June, and left Ballykinlar for the front on the 9th February, 1916. Latest information shows that Second-Lieut. Cordner is now in a base hospital suffering from bruises received a few days ago. His escape from serious injury was a very narrow one. His shoulder straps were blown off and his uniform holed in six places by shell fragments, but beyond receiving bruises he was not otherwise injured. Mr. Cordner's father is at present living at Drumbo, but his brother, Mr. T. Cordner, still carries on business in Portadown.





Dear Sir,

There is no need to remind Ulster Unionists of the great debt they owe to those Members or tne Ulster Volunteer Force who have answered their country's call. Having first made Ulster strong, to defy the menace to her liberty, they have now enabled her to take her place in the Empire's battle line.

In numerous ways, and by the many organisations that they have established and generously supported, the Ulster Unionists have recognised these obligations to their brethren at the front, but there are other claims which will most strongly appeal to them, for which no provision has yet been made.

There are the claims of those Members of the U.V.F. in His Majesty's Forces who may be left by the war so maimed or so broken in health that, even with any aid derived from Government or from their own resources, they will be unable to provide adequate means for the support of themselves and their families. There is also the claim of the widows, orphans, or other dependents left without adequate means of support, of men in the Ulster Division and other Members of the U.V.F. killed in action or dying from wounds or illness contracted on active service.

For the benefit of those victims of the war, who are Ulster's special charge, it is proposed to raise a fund to be called the U.V.F. PATRIOTIC FUND.

The Fund will be administered by the undersigned, acting as a Committee, with power to add to their number.

The persons for whose benefit the Fund is intended will include all Members of the Ulster Division and other Members of the U.V.F. who shall have served in the present war in His Majesty's Naval and Military Forces, and the dependents of any of the above, also any other individuals whom the Committee may think right to include.

To secure the efficient administration of the Fund, and that its benefits may reach those needing tbom in the form which their circumstances render most suitable, wide discretionary power will be entrusted to the Committee as to the form in which its benefits will be conferred and the amount allocated among those they may think entitled, and they may delegate to any smaller Committee of their members, or others, any of their powers and duties.

Generous and widespread support from the Unionists throughout Ulster is absolutely necessary to raise a Fund at all adequate to its object.

Please help to make this another great Ulster success.

Yours faithfully,

Lt.-General, Chairman
Thomas Dixon, Bart.
Wm. Crawford, Kt.
Henry Musgrave
James Craig, Lt.-Col.
W. R. Young
Norman D. Ferguson
Robert Thompson, M.P.
James H. Stronge, Bart.
(Primate of All Ireland).
Crawford McCullagh, Kt.
(Lord Mayor of Belfast).
R. N. Anderson
(Mayor of Londonderry).
R. H. Wallace. C.B., Col.
J. Milne Barbour
Samuel Cunningham
Fritz Heyn
Fred Rogers
H. de F. Montgomery
Jas. H. Stirling
(Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland)
John B. Lonsdale, Bart., M.P.
Lloyd Campbell
Guy P. Morrrish
George H. Clarke
H. Trevor Henderson
W. J. Hurst
W. McMullan
W. H. H. Lyons
(Vice-President of the Methodist Conference)
Wm. Q. Ewart, Bart.
Thomas Andrews
Wm. T. Adair, Lt.-Gen.
Wm. Whttla, Kt.
E. M. Archdale
B. W. D. Montgomery
Edward Sclater
R. Garrett Campbell
Herbert Malcolm
O. B. Graham
Herbert Brown
R. M LIDDELL, Honorary Treasurer. R. DAWSON BATES, Honorary Secretary.


Mr. Henry Musgrave, D.L. £500 0 0 Mr. Guy P. Morrish, D.L. £52 10 0
The Misses Riddel 500 0 0 Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hoey 50 0 0
Belfast Banking Company 300 0 0 Messrs. Robson, Ltd. 50 0 0
Ulster Bank, Limited 300 0 0 Mr. B. 1. Johns 50 0 0
Northern Bank, Limited 300 0 0 Sir William Whitla, M.D. 50 0 0
Messrs. York Street Flax Spinning Co., Ltd. 300 0 0 Mr. H. de F. Montgomery, D.L. 25 0 0
Messrs. William Ewart & Son, Ltd. 300 0 0 Mr. J. R. Bristow 25 0 0
Messss. William Liddle & Co., Ltd. 300 0 0 General Sir William T. Adair, K.C.B. 25 0 0
Mr. Norman D. Ferguson and Mrs. Ferguson 250 0 0 Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Andrews 25 0 0
Mr. J. Milne Barbour, D.L. 250 0 0 Geo. H. Clarke, J.P. 25 0 0
Sir John B. Lonsdale, Bart, M.P. 250 0 0 Mrs. MacGregor Greer (Proceeds of Lectures by Miss Bates, and Sale of Postcards) 15 9 10
Right Hon. Robert Thompson, M.P. 250 0 0 Ladies' Branch Donaghadee Golf Club (per Mrs. Garrett) 15 0 0
Sir Thomas Dixon, Bart. 250 0 0 In Memory of the late John MTlhenny, Philadelphia 10 10 0
Mr. Alexander Cooke 200 0 0 Sir James H. Stronge, Bart. D.L. 10 0 0
Messrs. John S. Brown & Sons, Ltd. 200 0 0 Mr. E. M. Archdale, D.L. 10 0 0
Right Hon. Sir Edward Carson, K.C., M.P. 105 0 0 General Sir George Richardson, K.C.B. 10 0 0
The Marquis of Londonderry 105 0 0 Mr. F. L. Heyn 10 0 0
Dowager Marchioness of Londonderry 105 0 0 Mr. William Reed (per Robert Espinasse) 10 0 0
Messrs. S. T. Maclean, Limited 105 0 0 Mr. W. R. Young 10 0 0
Mr. J. J. Kirkpatrick, J.P. 105 0 0 Part Proceeds of Patriotic Entertainment in Holywood (per Miss Speers) 10 0 0
The Marquis of Downshire 100 0 0 Lieutenant-Colonel T. V. P. M'Cammon 10 0 0
Right Hon. Thomas and Mrs. Andrews 100 0 0 Proceeds of Lecture given by Miss Bates in Cooktown (per Miss Johnston) 9 0 0
Lord Dunleath 100 0 0 The Misses Cather 7 0 0
Messrs. H. Trevor Henderson and Charles W. Henderson 100 0 0 The Primate of All Ireland 5 5 0
Lieutenant-Colonel James Craig, M.P. 100 0 0 Mr. R. Dawson Bates 5 5 0
Mr. B. W. D. Montgomery 100 0 0 Miss E. Sharp (being part Proceeds of Ballot of Cloth) 5 3 0
Mr. H. B. Murray, J.P. 100 0 0 Mr. R. A. Mitchell, LL.B. 5 0 0
Mr. and Mrs J. Sam Cunningham 100 0 0 Mrs. R. H. Neill 3 3 0
Colonel Wallace, C B. 100 0 0 Officers and Crew of S.S. Glenaan (per Mr. M'Cormick) 2 10 0
Mr. William M'Mullan 100 0 0 Blackscull Mission Hall Committee 2 3 7
Mr. James Cunningham 100 0 0 Officers and Crew of S.S. Glenaan (per Mr. M'Cormick) (second subscription) 1 6 6
Mr. Edward Sclater, J.P. 100 0 0 Officers and Crew of S.S. Glenaan (per Mr. Mr. M'Cormick) (third subscription) 1 5 0
Mr. and Mrs. Alexander M'Dowell 100 0 0 Mrs. R. Simonton (Sale of Vase) 1 1 0
Mr. George Preston, D.L. 100 0 0 Earl of Mexborough 1 2 8
Mr. W. J. Hurst, J.P. 100 0 0 Mr. William Connor 0 10 0
The Mayor of Derry (R. N. Anderson, Esq.) 100 0 0 Sale of Postcards 20 12 8
Messrs. Henry Campbell & Co., Ltd. 100 0 0 £7,243 17 3


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The Witness - Tuesday, 6 June 1916


SUTHERLAND -- May 29, at 32, Brookvale Avenue, to Ivan S. and Isabel Sutherland -- a son.


NORTHEY -- June 4, at Mosaphir, Cavehill Road, Jane Murdoch, dearly-beloved wife of Rev. J. Northey. Funeral to-morrow (Wednesday), 7th inst., at 2-30 p.m., to City Cemetery.

BRYANS -- June 1, at 112, Disraeli Street, William Bryans (late of Comber).

BUSTEED -- May 31, Catherine Evans, youngest daughter of the late Eyre Evans, M.D., Rose Cottage, County Cork, and relict of the late Richard Busteed, Bandon.

CORRY -- June 3, at Ballykeel, Dromore, Isabella (Bella), the dearly-beloved daughter of Lavinia J. and the late George Corry, aged 22 years.

FLEMING -- June 1, at Tullygirvan, Ballygowan, Hugh Fleming.

GREEVES -- June 1, at Grange Farm, Moy, Margaret, wife of William Thomas Greeves.

GUNNING -- May 31, at Craigboy, Donaghadee, Maggie Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Gunning, aged one year and six months.

HARDY -- June 2, at Ventnor, Claude Hardy, of Heath Lodge, Knutsford.

LECKEY -- June 3, at Ballyclough, Magheragall, Lisburn, Margaret, widow of the late Wm. John Leckey.

MOORE -- June 3, at Newgrove, Ballylesson (suddenly), William Henry, the beloved husband of Mary G. Moore.

MASTERSON -- June 2, at 60, Belgravia, Anna, widow of the late William Masterson, Ballymisert, Strandtown.

MURRAY -- June 3, at Main Street, Saintfield, Thomas Murray.

M'CORMICK -- June 2, at Shore Road, Newtownards, Christina, youngest daughter of the late Andrew M'Cormick, Tullycavey.

M'KEAG -- June 1, at Ballyfrenis, Millisle, Mary M'Keag.

SAILES -- May 30, at View Cottage, Earlswood Road, Belfast, Mrs. Anna Bowden Sailes.

STEWART -- June 4, at North Street, Carrickfergus, Mary, widow of the late Charles Stewart, aged 89 years.


A farmer named Thomas M'Allister, of Unchinagh, Dunloy, was mounting his bicycle in Queen Street, Ballymoney, on his way home, when he overbalanced and fell on the granolithic pavement, sustaining serious injuries to his head. He was picked up in an unconscious condition and removed in the ambulance to the infirmary.


Mr. B. M'Anulty, J.P., passed away at his residence, Newcastle, County Down, on Saturday. He had a very successful business career, having spent twenty years in Glasgow, and on his return to his native county about nine years ago he again engaged in business pursuits, having business houses in several parts of the county and a scutch mill at Leitrim, County Down.


The statistics of the rainfall for May in Ballymena district show that them was in the last month a rainfall of 6.43 inches, which fell for twenty-three days. This record rainfall means 643 tons of rain to the statute acre, and is the largest rainfall for the past forty years, for which the average is 3.02 inches. In May, 1916, the rainfall was only 1.03 inches.



Deep and widespread regret will be felt on account of the sudden, death of Rev. Thomas Thompson, minister-emeritus of First and Second Glendermott, which took place on Thursday night last in a private nursing home in Belfast, where he had gone to undergo an operation. A few days previously he had left his home in excellent spirits, confident of a successful issue. For some time he had not been in his usual robust health, but he still kept cheery and hopeful. It was remarked that he was in fine form and in high spirits at the ordination lately of Rev. W. P. Hall, B.A., in Gortnessy, where the speech he delivered was one of great power.

Mr. Thompson, who was the father of Glendermott Presbytery, of which this year he was Moderator, was one of the oldest ministers in the Presbyterian Church. He was born on 17th May, 1841, was the eldest son of Mr. John Thompson, a farmer at Agivey, County Derry, and was brought up in the congregation of Aghadowey, under the ministry of the Rev. Dr. Brown.

He was for a short time in business before turning his thoughts to the ministry. His classical education he received at an academy in Aghadowey, in connection with Aghadowey congregation. He studied at Queen's College, Belfast, and at Magee College. After receiving licence lie was appointed supplier of the congregation of First Glendermott during the illness of the Rev. Mr. Buchanan. Supplying for almost a year, the congregation became vacant, and Mr. Thompson received a unanimous call, and was ordained in the year 1872. Under his fostering care the congregation prospered. The connection begun in 1872 continued without change until the lamented death of Rev. Dr. Corkey, when an effort was made to amalgamate the congregations of First and Second Glendermott. Mr. Thompson gave cordial assistance. In 1910 the union was effected, and leave was given to choose a new minister, whilst Mr. Thompson retained his connection as minister-emeritus. The first minister of the united congregation was Rev. W. A. Park, B.A. As a young man Mr. Thompson was a vigorous and energetic preacher. Possessed of a strong will, he had at the same time a kindly heart, and those who knew him most intimately valued him most highly. He took a deep interest in the members of his congregation, and showed himself most willing to befriend them in every way in his power. Adhering to the old and tried doctrines, he fearlessly proclaimed the truth, and not a few received great benefit from his spiritual ministrations. As a chaplain to the Presbyterian inmates of the Derry Workhouse for some years he gave great satisfaction. To many his removal will occasion sincere sorrow. He took an active part in the work of Presbytery, Synod, and Assembly. A clear thinker, he was not afraid to give expression to his views.

In former days a liberal, he left the party, along with the flower of Ulster liberalism, when Mr. Gladstone adopted Home Rule. From that time on Mr. Thompson threw himself into advocacy of the cause of the Union with an enthusiasm that knew no bounds. For years his able services in England and Scotland were ungrudgingly placed at the disposal of the Unionist conducting agents, and, owing to his platform power, his work was much appreciated. He had given time and thought to the subject. Most clearly and convincingly could he put his case, to which ho adhered with unwonted tenacity. He was a strong supporter of Mr. H. T. Barrie when that gentleman was chosen as Unionist candidate for North Derry, and represented North Derry on the Ulster Unionist Council.

In private life Mr. Thompson was at his best. It was then that the warm heart and kindly thought found freest and fullest outlet. Those who met him often and freely exchanged thoughts with him found in him much attractive grace, and much of the sweet kindliness that pertains to the best minds. He was twice married -- first to an Aghadowey lady, and secondly to Miss Warke, j daughter of the late Dt. Warke, and sister-in-law of Dr. R. H. Todd. He leaves two sons and three daughters, and with these and Mrs. Thompson there will be sincere sympathy in their loss. Of the sons, one is a medical student, one is in Australia, and one is an engineer on an ocean liner. Of his brothers, one lives in the old homestead, another is a merchant in Glasgow, and the third is Mr. James Thompson, of Ballymoney.

At the meeting of the Londonderry Board of Guardians on Saturday Mr. W. G. Webb, J.P., moved that their Clerk be instructed to convey a vote of sympathy and condolence to Mrs. Thompson and family. Knowing the late Mr. Thompson intimately, he could say that not a kindlier heart ever throbbed beneath a coat than his, and they were all, he was sure, extremely sorry to hear of his death. The motion was seconded by Mr. Hatrick, supported by the chairman and Mrs. Morris, and passed in silence. Rev. Mr. Parke, minister of Glendermott, was appointed temporarily to act as chaplain until an appointment could be made.

The funeral of the deceased took place yesterday afternoon from Columba Terrace, Waterside, Derry, and was very largely attended. A service was afterwards held in Glendermott Presbyterian Church, and the remains were interred in the adjoining graveyard.


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The Witness - Friday, 9 June 1916


MORRISON -- June 4, at Tirnoney, Maghera, to Mr. and Mrs. James Morrison -- a son.

M'ADAM -- June 6, at 23, Ravenscroft Avenue, Belfast, to Mr. and Mrs. James M'Adam -- a son.


CALWELL -- June 5, at Curragh Camp, George Calwell, late of 22, Mountcollyer Avenue.

COFFEY -- At Knockdonagh, Bessbrook, Eliza, widow of William Coffey, Ballymoney, and daughter of the late Rev. Wm. Toland, Kilraughts.

CUNNINGHAM -- May 22, 1916, at her brother's residence, Carricklane, Markethill, Elizabeth Cunningham, youngest daughter of the late Alexander Livingston. Deeply regretted.

GRAHAM -- June 5, at The Hotel, Caledon, John Clark Graham, husband of Clara Graham.

HALL -- At her residence, Corwillis, Bailieboro', Elizabeth J. Hall.

HIGGINS -- May 31, Mary, wife of John I. Higgins, Leekfield, Skreen, Co. Sligo, aged 70 years.

HILLIS -- June 5, at 2, Parkend Street, Saidie, only child of the late John Hillis.

MAGINESS -- June 5, at 4, Brookhill Avenue, Belfast, Jane, wife of John Maginess, Craigmore, Newry.

M'CULLOCH -- June 5, at Drumard Hill, Lissan, Cookstown, Margaret, wife of Thomas M'Culloch.

M'KEE -- June 4, at Ballyblack, Jane, relict of John M'Kee.

NELSON -- June 4, at 9, Ebrington Terrace, Waterside, Londonderry, Sara Aileen, the infant daughter of Maurice and Josephine E. Nelson.

NORTHEY -- June 4, at Mosaphir, Cavehill Road, Jane Murdoch, dearly-beloved wife of Rev. J. Northey.

REBURN -- June 2, at Crane Avenue, Detroit, Michigan, United States, James Esterbrooke, Jim, son of George Reburn, Belturbet.

SINCLAIR -- June 7, 1916, at his residence, The Haven, Bearsden, Glasgow, James Sinclair, eldest son of the late James Sinclair, Sligo, aged sixty-one years.

STEWART -- June 4, 1916, at North Street, Carrickfergus, Mary, widow of the late Charles Stewart, aged 88 years.

THOMPSON -- June 6, at Ballykennedy, Maggie, only and dearly-beloved daughter of Robert and Agnes Thompson, aged 13 years.

THOMPSON -- June 1, at a Nursing Home in Belfast, Rev. Thomas Thompson, Minister Emeritus, Glendermott, Presbyterian Church, Londonderry.

THOMPSON -- June 5, at his residence, Lisdrumchor, Isaac Thompson, in his 64th year, for forty-one years the Principal Teacher of Lisdrumchor National School. A kind teacher; a true and faithful friend. Deeply regretted.

WOODS -- June 5, Isabel Watson, wife of Ernest L. Woods, C.E., The Nook, Bangor, Co. Down.



It is with regret we announce the death of Mrs. Northey, wife of Rev. J. Northey, Macrory Memorial Church, which occurred on Sabbath, after a brief illness. She was a daughter of the late Rev. John Cairns, Ballina, and a niece of the late Dr. Thomas Cairns, Ballarat.

Rev. James Maconaghie, D.D., preaching in the Macrory Memorial Church on Sabbath morning, said he could not conclude the service without referring to the great loss sustained by their minister and the members of his family, as well as by the members of the congregation. Mrs. Northey commended herself to all by her bright, cheery, and winsome manner, and endeavoured to do all in her power for the good of the congregation. It was significant that on the evening before the attack which proved fatal she entertained the members of the Girls' Missionary Auxiliary at the manse.

Rev. W. J. Lowe, D.D., who conducted the evening service, also made touching reference to the sad event in the following words -- As you are doubtless aware, we meet here this evening under the dark shadow of bereavement. A little before noon to-day Mrs. Northey, the beloved partner of your minister's life, passed from the Sabbath of earth to the Sabbath of Heaven, and entered upon the rest that remains to the people of God. Our hearts go out in sympathy to the bereaved and sorrowing husband and children, who sit in sadness in the home from which the light has gone, and our prayer is that in this time of heavy trial they may be comforted and sustained by the consolation and strength that proceed from the Father of all mercies and the God of all grace. Divine grace is always adequate to human need, and where need abounds grace abounds still more. We are members one of another, and it is our privilege to be included in the partnership of this sorrow. We sorrow, but our sorrow in illuminated by the golden beams of the Christian hope. We sorrow for the loss to those who remain, but our sorrow is relieved as we think of the gain that has come to our sister who has gone to be with Christ in the Land of Light and Life. We gratefully call to mind the beauty of her life, the sweetness of her influence, the helpfulness of her service. She gave herself devotedly to good doing in the home, and in the congregation, and in the community, and many were benefited and blessed by her gentle ministrations. Perhaps her energy was poured out a little too generously into the many channels of beneficence that she found to her hand. At any rate her life, so rich in that which counts in the balance of eternity, has moved up to a higher plane. The translation stage was reached somewhat early according to our thinking, but God makes no mistakes, and His time-table never miscarries. Promotion has come swiftly in the wake of fidelity, and our sister has entered into the Joy of her Lord.

On Wednesday the interment took place in the City Cemetery. Rev. James Knowles, B.A., and Rev. George Thompson, D.D., conducted a brief service in the home; while Rev. J. Pollock and Rev. S. Cochrane, B.A., officiated at the grave. The cortege, which was headed by the Boys' Brigade, was large and representative, evidencing the respect and affection of the congregation and the community.


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The Witness - Friday, 16 June 1916


BROWNE--EDGAR -- May 27, at Shellbrook Presbyterian Church, Canada, by Rev. R. C. Atcheson, James, eldest son. of late James Browne, The Gobbins, County Antrim, to Helen M., daughter of A. L. Edgar, Belfast.

GILMOUR--KYLE -- June 6, 1916, at Cappagh Parish Church, by the Rev. Gerald I. K. Moriarty, M.A., George Van Barneveld Gilmour, B.Sc., Lond., A.R.C.Sc.I., second son of the late Rev. T. Chalmers Gilmour, B.A., and grandson of the late Hon. Justice William H. Pope, to Sara Johnston, younger daughter of the late Wm. Hazlett Kyle, and of Mrs. Kyle, Knockmoyle House, Omagh, Co. Tyrone.

ROBINSON--LATIMER -- June 7, 1916, at the Grand Central Hotel, Belfast (by special licence), by the Rev. W. J. Latimer (brother of the bride), assisted by the Rev. Dr. Robinson, Monreagh (brother of the bridegroom), the Revs. R. Hyndman, W. H. Boyd, and R. M'Causland, the Rev. Aston Robinson, Kilmount, to Frances R., daughter of the Rev. Dr. Latimer, Eglish, Dungannon. At home, July 20th and 21st, Kilmount Manse.


BAMBRICK -- June 14, at Belmont Terrace, Banbridge, Hannah Margaret, relict of the late Henry Bambrick.

BIGGART -- June 10, at 61, Kimberley Street, John Biggart, of Bushmills.

CHARLESSON -- June 9, 1916, at Ardanoir, Lansdowne Road, Belfast, Cecil Benjamin, only child of John Forsythe Charlesson. Interred in Carnmoney Cemetery.

COULTER -- June 10, at Ballyalgin (Crossgar), Lizzie, daughter of Joseph Coulter.

CRAWFORD -- June 2, at King Street, Magherafelt, John Hamilton Crawford.

CULBERT -- June 9, 1916, at her residence, 11, Botanic Avenue, Belfast, Margaret Ann, widow of the late Robert Culbert.

DICK -- June 12, at West Street, Carrickfergus, Joseph Thomas Dick, grandson of the late Joseph Young and of Mrs. Young, Carrickfergus, aged 17 years.

DICKEY -- June 10, at Heathpark, Drumack, Rasharkin, James Dickey, aged 68 years.

DUNCAN -- June 11, at the residence of her husband, Killeter Manse, Elizabeth, beloved wife of Rev. William Duncan.

DUNLOP -- May 30, at S. Mary Magdalene Rectory, Rusper, Jane Charlotte Dunlop, aged 81 years, widow of the late Dr. Dunlop, Straid, Killin, County Antrim.

EATON -- June 11, at Eden Villa, Alexandra Avenue, Belfast, Anne Eaton, formerly of Toomebridge.

ELLIS -- June 14, at 69, Fitzroy Avenue, Belfast, Charlotte, relict of the late John Ellis.

FELLOWS -- June 9, at Treforest, Glam., Wales, Rev. W. E. Fellows, Baptist Minister.

FERGUSON -- June 7, at Zion Place, Newtownards, Robert Ferguson, aged eighty-eight years.

FORSYTHE -- June 10, at 9, Annesley Street, John, the beloved son of Mrs. Forsythe and the late W. J. Forsythe, 108, Bishop Street, Londonderry.

GILLLS -- June 14, at 57, Crumlin Road, Eliza, relict of John Gillis.

GRACEY -- June 11, at Cronstown, Newtownards, Jessie, the beloved wife of Hugh Gracey.

HARTLEY -- June 7, at 6, Hertford Street, London, W., Thos. Ernest Hartley, eldest son of the late James Hartley, J.P., of Heath Lodge, Cavan, Ireland, and Mrs. Hartley, of Mountmellick.

HUMPHREYS -- June 11, at "Ellesmere," Cardigan Drive, Cliftonville (formerly of Dromore, County Down), Mary E., daughter of the late Robert and Eliza Humphreys.

JOHNSTON -- June 7, at 28, Gray's Hill, Bangor, Matilda, widow of William Johnston.

LOGAN -- June 11, at the residence of her son-in-law (William Jenkins, Straidhill, Ballynure), Mary Elizabeth, wife of Robert F. Logan, Straidnahanna.

MAGOWAN -- June 9, at Lisleen, Moneyrea, Mary Ellen Magowan.

MARKS -- June 10, at Cathedral Hill, Armagh, Osborne, eldest son of T. Osborne Marks, Mus.Doc.

SCALLY -- June 13, at Portballintrae, James Scally, in his 85th year.

SHAW -- -June 12, at Creevy, Lisburn, John, dearly-beloved husband of Jane Shaw.

STEVELLY -- June 12, at Heatherlea, Hessle, East Yorkshire, Susan, widow of the late Robert S. Stevelly, and daughter of the late John Stephenson, of Hull Bridge House, Beverley.

STEWART -- June 8, at his residence, 2, Aston Villas, Deerpark Road, James Stewart, aged ninety-three years.

WHITE -- June 12, at his residence, Knockbracken, James, dearly-beloved husband of Mary J. White.

In Memoriam

HOBSON -- In loving memory of dear mother, who died 17th June, 1914. "Never will her memory fade." JOHN and JANE HOBSON. Drumduff, Benburb.




Dear Sir,

There is no need to remind Ulster Unionists of the great debt they owe to those Members or tne Ulster Volunteer Force who have answered their country's call. Having first made Ulster strong, to defy the menace to her liberty, they have now enabled her to take her place in the Empire's battle line.

In numerous ways, and by the many organisations that they have established and generously supported, the Ulster Unionists have recognised these obligations to their brethren at the front, but there are other claims which will most strongly appeal to them, for which no provision has yet been made.

There are the claims of those Members of the U.V.F. in His Majesty's Forces who may be left by the war so maimed or so broken in health that, even with any aid derived from Government or from their own resources, they will be unable to provide adequate means for the support of themselves and their families. There is also the claim of the widows, orphans, or other dependents left without adequate means of support, of men in the Ulster Division and other Members of the U.V.F. killed in action or dying from wounds or illness contracted on active service.

For the benefit of those victims of the war, who are Ulster's special charge, it is proposed to raise a fund to be called the U.V.F. PATRIOTIC FUND.

The Fund will be administered by the undersigned, acting as a Committee, with power to add to their number.

The persons for whose benefit the Fund is intended will include all Members of the Ulster Division and other Members of the U.V.F. who shall have served in the present war in His Majesty's Naval and Military Forces, and the dependents of any of the above, also any other individuals whom the Committee may think right to include.

To secure the efficient administration of the Fund, and that its benefits may reach those needing tbom in the form which their circumstances render most suitable, wide discretionary power will be entrusted to the Committee as to the form in which its benefits will be conferred and the amount allocated among those they may think entitled, and they may delegate to any smaller Committee of their members, or others, any of their powers and duties.

Generous and widespread support from the Unionists throughout Ulster is absolutely necessary to raise a Fund at all adequate to its object.

Please help to make this another great Ulster success.

Yours faithfully,

Lt.-General, Chairman
Thomas Dixon, Bart.
Wm. Crawford, Kt.
Henry Musgrave
James Craig, Lt.-Col.
W. R. Young
Norman D. Ferguson
Robert Thompson, M.P.
James H. Stronge, Bart.
(Primate of All Ireland).
Crawford McCullagh, Kt.
(Lord Mayor of Belfast).
R. N. Anderson
(Mayor of Londonderry).
R. H. Wallace. C.B., Col.
J. Milne Barbour
Samuel Cunningham
Fritz Heyn
Fred Rogers
H. de F. Montgomery
Jas. H. Stirling
(Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland)
John B. Lonsdale, Bart., M.P.
Lloyd Campbell
Guy P. Morrrish
George H. Clarke
H. Trevor Henderson
W. J. Hurst
W. McMullan
W. H. H. Lyons
(Vice-President of the Methodist Conference)
Wm. Q. Ewart, Bart.
Thomas Andrews
Wm. T. Adair, Lt.-Gen.
Wm. Whttla, Kt.
E. M. Archdale
B. W. D. Montgomery
Edward Sclater
R. Garrett Campbell
Herbert Malcolm
O. B. Graham
Herbert Brown
R. M LIDDELL, Honorary Treasurer. R. DAWSON BATES, Honorary Secretary.


Amount previously acknowledged £7,243 17 3
Mrs. Edward Heygate, Buckland, Leominster 5 0 0
Mr. James Bruce, D.L., Thorndale, Antrim Road, Belfast 500 0 0
Mr. Francis J. S. Turnly, Drumnasole, Carnlough, Co. Antrim 5 0 0
Mrs. Harold Barbour, Dunmurry 500 0 0
Mr. John M'Guilin, 14, Hope Street, Belfast 5 0 0
The Ulster Steamship Co., Ltd., ("Head" Line Steamers), per Messrs. G. Heyn & Sons, Managers 250 0 0
Miss Lucy M'Neill, The Corran, Larne Harbour 5 0 0
Mr. Frank Barbour, Remount Depot, Balmoral, Belfast 250 0 0
Mr. William Coates, Osborne Park, Belfast 5 0 0
Messrs. John Kelly, Ltd., Station Street, Belfast 250 0 0
Mr. William J. Magowan, Avoca Lodge, Newcastle 5 0 0
Major D. Dixon, 12th Batt. Royal Irish Rifles 250 0 0
Mr. George C. G. Young, Galgorm Castle, Ballymena 5 0 0
Messrs. M'Crum, Watson, & Mercer, Ltd., Milford, Armagh 200 0 0
Mr. A. W. MacIlwaine, Ardkeen, Carnalea, Co. Down 5 0 0
Messrs, the Wolfhill Spinning Co., Ltd., Belfast 200 0 0
Mr. J. Galway Cooke, M.D., City and County Infirmary, Londonderry, per the Mayor of Derry 5 0 0
Mr. Emerson T. Herdman, D.L., Sion Mills, Co. Tyrone, per the Mayor of Derry 200 0 0
Mr. Wm. M. Harman, M.D., 15, Christchurch Road, Winchester 5 0 0
Captain Herbert Dixon, Remount Depot, Balmoral, Belfast 105 0 0
H. H. 5 0 0
Rt. Hon. the Earl of Clanwilliam, Montalto, Ballynahinch 105 0 0
Messrs. Seawright, Douglas, & Co., Lurgan 5 0 0
Mr. Hugh T. Barrie, M.P., The Manor House, Coleraine 100 0 0
The Lady Louisa Magenis, 34, Lennox Gardens, London, S.W. 5 0 0
Mr. J. B. Gunning-Moore, D.L., Coolnafranky, Cookstown 100 0 0
Mrs. Isabel Lindsay, 140, Holbein House, Sloane Square, London, S.W. 5 0 0
Mr. Charles J. Brown, Ardmara, Larne 100 0 0
Mr. William Craig, Loughview House, Whitewell Road, Belfast 5 0 0
Mr. Arthur Sinton, Stramore House, Gilford 100 0 0
Mr. T. S. Lough, Buenos Ayres, per Mrs. Close, Helen's Bay, Co. Down 5 0 0
Messrs. Ireland Bros., Ltd., Belfast 100 0 0
Mrs. G. M. Kirker, Merrick Cliffs Hotel, West Cliff, Bournemouth 5 0 0
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Ferguson, Edenderry House, Banbridge 100 0 0
Mr. D. E. Lowry, Oakley, Strandtown 5 0 0
Messrs. John Hogg & Co., Ltd., Academy Street, Belfast 100 0 0
Mr. Henry Kinahan, Lisanore Lodge, Belfast 5 0 0
Messrs. The Broadway Damask Co., Ltd., Broadway, Belfast 100 0 0
Captain C. J. Bruce, Cuan, Comber 5 0 0
Messrs. J. Ballintine, Ltd., Strand, Londonderry 100 0 0
Mr. J. Goff Pim, Lisnagarvey, Lisburn 5 0 0
Mr. John Johnston and Mr. T. B. Johnston, Lurgan 100 0 0
Miss Fanny Scott 5 0 0
Messrs. Stevenson & Son, Ltd., Dungannon 100 0 0
Miss Rosa Scott 5 0 0
Messrs. Thos. M'Mullan & Co., 42, Victoria Street, Belfast 100 0 0
Dr. and Mrs. Mercier Clements, 5, College Gardens, Belfast 5 0 0
Mr. Thomas S. Ferguson, Iveagh House, Banbridge 100 0 0
Mr. C. H. Duffin, Andersonstown, Belfast 5 0 0
Messrs. Edward Shaw & Co., Bedford Street, Belfast 100 0 0
Mr. G. W. Thompson, Doochary, Co. Donegal 4 0 0
Messrs. H. Berrington & Co., Ltd., Ormeau Avenue, Belfast 100 0 0
The Very Rev. Dean and Mrs. Grierson, Alberta, Antrim Road, Belfast 3 3 0
Mr. John Cleaver, Dunraven, Belfast 100 0 0
Colonel R. O. Massy Studdert, Gorteen, Somerton Road, Belfast 3 3 0
Mr. T. Watson, Lakeview, Lurgan 100 0 0
The Hon Mrs. Ross, Old Court, Strangford, Co. Down 3 3 0
The Provincial Bank of Ireland, Ltd., Belfast 100 0 0
Messrs. W. Godfrey Macoun, Ltd., 6, Dublin Road, Belfast 3 3 0
Messrs. B. Capper & Co., Ltd. 20 Linenhall Street, Belfast 100 0 0
Lieutenant-Colonel R. C. S. Macausland, Woodbank, Garvagh, Co. Down 3 3 0
Messrs. The Tavanagh Weaving Co., Ltd:, per Mr. F. Anderson, Portadown 100 0 0
Mr. James Maxwell, J.P., 31, English Street, Armagh 3 3 0
Messrs. The Falls Flax-Spinning Co., Ltd., Belfast 100 0 0
Dr. and Mrs. King Kerr, Glenaltan, Knock 3 3 0
Messrs. The Whitehouse Spinning Co., Ltd., Whitehouse, Belfast 100 0 0
Mr. and Mrs. Fred M. Hamilton, Windsor Park, Belfast 3 3 0
Mr. T. G. Sinton, Tandragee 100 0 0
Mr. William Byers, Mowhan, Markethill, Co. Armagh 3 3 0
Mr. and Mrs. Harry J. Neill, Craigowen, Craigavad 100 0 0
Mr. James Moore, 42-44, Upper Queen Street, Belfast 3 3 0
Messrs. The Loop Bridge Weaving Co., Ltd., Lismore Street, Belfast 100 0 0
Mr. William M'Ilroy, 4, Upper Townsend Street, Belfast 3 3 0
Messrs. The Doagh Flax-Spinning Co., Ltd., Ballysillan Mill, Belfast 100 0 0
Mr. Paul Jukes, 45, Harehills Av., Leeds 3 3 0
Mrs. M. M. Harrison, Ceara, Windsor Avenue. Belfast 100 0 0
Mr. A. E. C. Casey (I.C.S. Rtd.), 12, Elsworth Terrace, Primrose Hill, London, N.W. 3 3 0
Mr. T. T. Maclean, 100 0 0
Mrs. J. P. Beadle, 17b, Eldon Road, Kensington, London, W. 3 3 0
Messrs. S. T. Maclean, Ltd., Ormeau Avenue, Belfast 100 0 0
Proceeds of a Dance given by Mr. F. Howard Brown and a Committee in the Carlton on Friday, 7th April, per the Lord Mayor of Belfast 3 0 0
Major Bowen and Officers of the 14th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles 53 14 0
Miss Margaret Hogg, 42, Sandymount Street, StranmilTis Road, Belfast 3 0 0
Mr. and Mrs. Stuart C. Kelly, Ethelbert, Strandtown 52 10 0
Miss M. B. Burden, 8, Alfred Street, Belfast 3 0 0
Rt. Hon. Wm. D. Andrews, 51, Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 50 0 0
Mrs. K. M Murray, 34, St. Jude's Avenue, Belfast 3 0 0
Mr. Sami. Dickson, Leawood, Knock 50 0 0
Mrs. Jane W. Johnston, Glynn House, Glynn, Co. Antrim 3 0 0
Mr. F. P. Hughes, The Grey House, Deramore Park South, Belfast 50 0 0
Aghadrumsee L.O.L. No. 1325, per Rev. W. B. Stack, Aghadrumsee, Clones 3 0 0
Mr, A. Christy, Slieve Donard Hotel, Newcastle 50 0 0
Mr. Arthur J. Weir, Killynether, Newtownards 3 0 0
Mr. Robert Wilson, The Beeches, Hampton Park, Belfast 50 0 0
The Misses Weir, Killynether, Newtownards 3 0 0
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert S. Turtle, Rosemount, Knock 50 0 0
Mrs. J. E. Hunter, Fort Cottage, Sidmouth, Devon 3 0 0
Messrs. Jas. P. Corry & Co., Ltd., Princes Dock, Belfast 50 0 0
The Misses Corry, Rostellan, Bangor 3 0 0
Mr. Abram Combe, J.P., Donaghcloney House, Donaghcloney 50 0 0
Mr. Francis Lawson, Ballyclare 2 10 0
Messrs. The Lambeg Dyeing and Finishing Co., Ltd., Lambeg 50 0 0
Mr. C. F. Moutray, Summer Hill, Clogher 2 10 0
Mr. John H. Moody, Wheatfield, Myroe, County Derry 50 0 0
Mr. A. Turner, Cloughmills 2 5 0
Mrs. Malcolm, Bengal Place, Lurgan 50 0 0
Anonymous 2 5 0
Messrs. Andrew Millar & Co., Ltd., Clifton Street, Belfast 50 0 0
Miss Charlotte Liddell, Orpington 2 5 0
Mr. James S. Reid, Netherleigh, Strandtown, Belfast 50 0 0
Mr. John W. Renshaw, B.A., LL.D., Shaftesbury House, Belfast 2 2 0
Mr. Jas. B. Doake, Glenlagan, Dromara 50 0 0
Mr. Robert Haig, Dollarfield, Dollar 2 2 0
Major William Forde, Seaforde, County Down 50 0 0
Mrs. Blanche L. Webb, Shandon Park, Knock 2 2 0
Mrs. Margaret Holland, 33, Wellington Park, Belfast 50 0 0
Mr. Mark B. Church, Oatlands, Myroe S.O., Londonderry 2 2 0
Mr. W. S. Kingan, Glenganagh, Bangor, County Down 50 0 0
Mr. R. Neill, Collin Grove, Dunmurry 2 2 0
Miss Carr, Queen's Elms, Belfast 50 0 0
Mr. F. Howard Sinclair, M.D., Clonallon, Warrenpoint 2 2 0
The Countess of Kilmorey, Mourne Park, Newry 50 0 0
The Venerable Archdeacon of Dromore, Donacloney Rectory, Waringstown 2 2 0
Mr. Walter Morrison, Malham Tarn, Settle, England 50 0 0
Mr. H. T. Whitaker,. LL.B., 35, High Street, Belfast 2 2 0
Messrs. M'Laughlin & Harvey, Ltd., Castleton Building Works, Belfast 50 0 0
Mrs. Andrew Morrow, Windsor Hill, Knock 2 2 0
Mr. Edwin Hughes, J.P., Dalchoolin, Craigavad 50 0 0
Mr. Wm. Blair, Oldpark, Belfast 2 2 0
Mr. John Blakiston-Houston, D.L., Orangefield, Belfast 50 0 0
Mr. Robt. Poston, Kilcatten House, Killaloo, Londonderry 2 2 0
Mr. and Mrs. James Dickson, Miltown House, Dungannon 50 0 0
Mr. H. M. Miller, 18, Howard Street, Belfast 2 2 0
Sir Robert and Lady Anderson, Parkmount, Belfast 50 0 0
Messrs. Thos. Whiteside & Son, 124, Crimea Street, Belfast 2 2 0
Right Hon. the Earl of Kilmorey, Hyde Park Barracks, London 50 0 0
Mr. A. G. Seymour, 105, Great Victoria Street, Belfast 2 2 0
Messrs. J. & S. Johnson, Highfield Factory, Belfast 50 0 0
Messrs, the Irish Linen Mesh Co., Ltd., Belfast 2 2 0
Messrs. W. R. Young & Co., 34, Bedford Street, Belfast (2nd subscription) 40 0 0
Messrs. D. & J. Adams, Main Street, Rathfriland 2 2 0
Miss How, Lorne, Craigavad, Co. Down 30 0 0
Mr. T. S. Hogg, M.D., Dunmore, Ormeau Road, Belfast 2 2 0
Mr. Clarence Finlay, J.P., Messrs, the Wolfhill Spinning Co., Ltd., Belfast 25 0 0
Mr. John R. Macoun, Woodburn, Malone Park, Belfast 2 2 0
Mr. Jas. Carr, Ulster Bank, Belfast 25 0 0
Mr. Algernon A. May, 12, Herbert Place, Dublin 2 2 0
Mr. John M'Cann, 3, College Park East, Belfast 25 0 0
Mr. Robt. J. Dennison, Albion Stores, 140, Dublin Road, Belfast 2 2 0
Mr. Robt. Tennent, J.P., Rush Park, Belfast 25 0 0
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Paul, Redcot, Knock 2 2 0
Colonel R. G. Sharman-Crawford, D.L., M.P., Crawfordsburn, Co. Down 25 0 0
Upper Clifton 2 2 0
Mr. J. O. Lepper, Elsinore, Crawfordsburn, Co. Down 25 0 0
Mrs. S. A. Robinson, Kildonan, Donegall Park, Belfast 2 2 0
Mr. H. D. M. Barton, J.P., The Bush, Antrim 25 0 0
Mrs. Braithwaite, 67, Evelyn Gardens, London, S.W. 2 2 0
Mr. Robt. Neely, The Mall, Ballyshannon 25 0 0
Mrs. Thompson, Glencraig, Craigavad 2 2 0
Mr. Geo. C. Lepper, Carnalea, Co. Down 25 0 0
The Bishop of Down, Culloden, Craigavad 2 2 0
Mrs. Jas. M'Lean, 4, Cadogan Gardens, London, S.W. 25 0 0
Mr. H. C. Irwin, J.P., Mount Irwin, Tynan, County Armagh 2 2 0
Messrs. W. J. Jenkins & Co., 4-6, Linenhall Street West, Belfast 25 0 0
Mr. W. H. H. Donaldson, J.P., Glenafton, Welchtown, Co. Donegal 2 2 0
Mr. Robert Corry, Ivanhoe, Alders Road, Reigate, Surrey 25 0 0
The Belfast Hippodrome, Ltd., 7-9, Ocean Buildings, Belfast 2 2 0
Colonel M'Cance, Knocknagoney, Strandtown 25 0 0
Messrs. J. & C. Gardner, York Lane Flour Mills, Belfast 2 2 0
Mr. Mark F. Cahill, M.D., 93, Shankill Road, Belfast 25 0 0
Messrs, the Devonshire Laundry, Ltd., 91, Balfour Av., Belfast 2 0 0
Mr. John Vogan, 7, Royal Terrace, Belfast 25 0 0
Mr. Robert Rawson, 72, University Street, Belfast 2 0 0
Mr. F. G. MaGuire, Glenbank, Bangor, Co. Down 25 0 0
Rev. M. H. F. and Mrs. Collis, The Vicarage, Antrim 2 0 0
Mrs. F. G. MaGuire, Glenbank, Bangor, Co. Down 25 0 0
Miss M'Cormick, The Crescent, Holywood 2 0 0
Mr. J. Taylor Blackwood, Ulster Bank, Belfast. 25 0 0
Rev. Richard W. Seaver, B.D., and Mrs. Seaver, The Rectory, Malone, Belfast 2 0 0
Lieut.-Colonel Dugall Stuart, 38, Hill Street, Berkeley Square, London, W. 25 0 0
Mr. J. C. Glendinning, Crawford Square, Londonderry, per the Mayor of Derry 2 0 0
Miss Henderson, Norwood Tower, Strandtown 25 0 0
Interest from War Loan 2 0 0
Rt. Hon. the Earl of Castlestewart, Stuart Hall, County Tyrone 25 0 0
Messrs. John M'Afee & Son, 14, Corn Market, Belfast 2 0 0
Mr. Samuel Herald, Rosetta Park, Belfast 25 0 0
Mr. C. W. L. Browne Lecky, Ecclesville, Fintona, County Tyrone 2 0 0
Mr. Eric C. Lindsay, Forestbrook, Rostrevor 25 0 0
The Misses Brush, Ardaluin, Newcastle 2 0 0
The Recorder of Belfast, Park Lodge, Antrim Road, Belfast 25 0 0
Gleneavy Tennis Club, per Mr. Mussen, M.D., Templepatrick 2 0 0
Major Maxwell Close, D.L., Drumbanagher, Newry 25 0 0
Mr. Wm. Swanston, Mountcollyer laundry, Belfast 2 0 0
Messrs. Kennedy & Morrison, Ltd., 12, Library Street, Belfast 21 0 0
Mr. E. E. Moore, M.D., Asylum House. Letterkenny 2 0 0
Mr. J. B. Gray, 23, Gt. Winchester Street, London, E.C. 21 0 0
The Misses F. and B. O'Connor, Hybla, Newcastle 2 0 0
Prof. and Mrs. Fitzgerald, The Old Glebe, Kill o' the Grange, Co. Dublin 20 0 0
Miss Anderson, William Street, Cookstown 2 0 0
Mr. Jas. Andrews, B.L., 51, Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 20 0 0
Knockbreda Parish Churcb, per Mr. G. F. Purdy, Ashleigh, Newtownbreda 2 0 0
Mr. Thos. Richardson, 47, Rosemary Street, Belfast 20 0 0
Rev. Samuel Fenton, 45, Adelaide Park, Belfast 2 0 0
Messrs. Saml. Lamont & Sons, 20, Franklin Street, Belfast 20 0 0
Mrs. Maxwell Smyth, 7, Hughenden Avenue, Belfast 2 0 0
Messrs. Chas. Hurst, Ltd., per Mr. C. B. Hurst, Montgomery Street, Belfast 20 0 0
Mr. George H. Ross, Cultra, County Down 2 0 0
Mr. and Mrs. T. Wilfred Haughton, Hillmount, Cullybackey 20 0 0
The Misses Mayne, 29, Dunluce Avenue, Lisburn Road, Belfast 2 0 0
Lieutenant-Colonel J. R. Baillie, Headquarters, Lough Swilly Garrison, Buncrana 20 0 0
Mrs. Mosse, Mount Lyons, Antrim Road, Belfast 1 10 0
Mr. Saml. Bruce, 23, Cromwell Road, London, S.W. 20 0 0
Miss S. M'Cammon, late Windsor Avenue, Belfast 1 10 0
Mr. Jas. Gamble, Lorne, Craigavad 20 0 0
The Children of Beersbridge National School, per Miss Fletcher 1 5 0
Miss E. Kingan, Glenganagh, Bangor, County Down 20 0 0
Mr. Robert J. Wilson, 46, Catherine Street, Limavady 1 1 0
Mrs. J. Bagwell, per Miss E. Kingan, Glenganagh, Bangor 20 0 0
Mr. Jas. Taylor, The Square, Tandragee 1 1 0
Mr. and Mrs. James H. Hamilton, Sunnyside, Whitehouse 20 0 0
Rev. T. G. G. Collins, St. James' Rectory, Belfast 1 1 0
Messrs, the Ulidia Clothing Co., Ltd., 28, Dublin Road, Belfast 20 0 0
Mrs. Jane Watson, Newcastle, County Down 1 1 0
Mrs. Thos. Sinclair, Hopefield House, Belfast 15 15 0
Rev. Canon Chas. Wm. Harding, Willowfield Parsonage, Belfast 1 1 0
The Employees of Jas. A. Thompson & Co., Hope Street, Belfast 11 11 0
Mr. H. Hirsch, Royal School, Armagh 1 1 0
Messrs. Redmond, Sons, & Co., 65, Great George's Street, Belfast 15 0 0
Mrs. William Hogg, Cyprus Avenue, Bloomfield 1 1 0
Major and Mrs. Blackwood Price, Saintfield, County Down 12 0 0
Mr. Thos. A. Lytle, Maghera 1 1 0
Miss Hogan, Daneslea Lodge, St. Briavels, Gloucestershire 10 10 0
Miss Annie M. Shaw, 95, Malone Avenue, Belfast 1 1 0
Mr. Edmond N. S. Nugent, Portaferry House, County Down 10 10 0
Mr. Thos. W. Peoples, Churchtown, Derry 1 1 0
Mr. Wm. Massey Burnside, M.D., 39, University Road, Belfast 10 10 0
A Friend 1 1 0
Sir Hiram Wilkinson, Moneyshanere, Tobermore, County Derry 10 10 0
Mr. John K. Thompson, Seaforth Villa, Strandtown 1 1 0
The Misses Rodgers, Lisderg, Malone Park, Belfast 10 10 0
Messrs. M'Gee & Co., Ltd., 2, Donegall Square West, Belfast 1 1 0
Mr. St. Clair M. Dobbs, Portnagolan, Cushendall 10 10 0
Mrs. Marion L. Downey, 7, Hampden Terrace, Belfast 1 1 0
Messrs. Thomson, Kelly, & Co,. Ltd., 29, Linenhall Street, Belfast 10 10 0
Mr. Christopher H. Maude, Lenaghan, Enniskillen 1 1 0
Messrs. John M'Cullougb & Sons, Kingscourt, Wellington Place, Belfast 10 10 0
Mr. S. H. Mitchell, 9, Donegall Square, South, Belfast 1 1 0
Messrs. Wm. Mullan & Son, Booksellers, Donegall Place, Belfast 10 10 0
Mr. Thomas Speers, 204, Roden Street, Belfast 1 1 0
Mr. J. H. Rogers, Strandtown, Belfast 10 10 0
Miss Mary P. Broomfield, Ford, Midlothian, Scotland 1 1 0
Mr. J. Porter-Porter, D.L., Belle Isle, Lisbellaw, Co. Fermanagh 10 10 0
Mr. David Broomfield, Ford, Midlothian, Scotland 1 1 0
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert M'Gladery, Kenbaan, Whitehead 10 10 0
Mr. F. Baxter, Liddell Memorial School, Donacloney 1 1 0
Messrs. F. Plunkett & Son, 8, Corporation Street, Belfast 10 10 0
Mr. and Mrs. J. Hewton, 315, Ormeau Road, Belfast 1 1 0
Mr. Charles Payne, Queen's Island, Belfast 10 10 0
Mr. A. Mussen, M.D., Templepatrick, County Antrim 1 1 0
Ten Unionists 10 10 0
Mrs. L. D. Jeffreys, 9, Cavendish Place, Bath 1 1 0
Mr. Edward Weir, Ballymacateer, Lurgan 10 10 0
Miss R. Armstrong, Walney House, Hereford 1 1 0
Messrs. Thornton & Co., Ltd., 24, Donegall Place, Belfast 10 10 0
Mrs. S. E. Glover, Allan Bank, Torquay 1 1 0
Mr. Brice Smyth, M.D., 20, University Square, Belfast 10 10 0
Mr. J. F. Ruthven, Junior Carlton Club, Pall Mall, London 1 1 0
Mr. S. B. Stevenson, Stalheim, Hawthornden Road, Knock 10 10 0
Rev. J. R. M'Kim, The Rectory, Moneymore 1 1 0
Mr. William Black, Ballylic House, Monaghan 10 10 0
Mr. H. C. Wilson, Tullynakill, Comber 1 1 0
Mr. J. A. Craig, M.B., 11, University Square, Belfast 10 10 0
Miss Caldwell, 6, College Park East, Belfast 1 1 0
Mr. Wm. T. Pollock, Tomb Street, Belfast 10 10 0
Mr. W. G. Henderson, Coolcrannell, Maguiresbridge 1 1 0
Mr. Robt. Gray, Brookhill Avenue, Belfast 10 10 0
Mr. Robt. H. Macaulay, Westbrook, Malone Road, Belfast 1 1 0
Major F. J. Lowry, G.H.Q., 3rd Echelon, British Exp. Force 10 10 0
Lieut.-Col. R. H. Ellas, J.P., Rash House, Omagh, County Tyrone 1 1 0
Mr. William Moore, K.C., M.P., Moore Lodge, Kilrea 10 10 0
Mrs. L. M. Stopford Smyth, The Grove, St. Anne's-on-the-Sea 1 1 0
Mr. James Stewart Moore, D.L., Ballydivity House, Dervock, Co. Antrim 10 0 0
Messrs. Mercer & Brown, Union Street, Lurgan 1 1 0
Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Morrow, Lisanore, Antrim Road, Belfast 10 0 0
Mrs. Davidson, Ballywooll House, Crossgar 1 1 0
Col. Duncan M'Neill, The Corran, Larne Harbour 10 0 0
Miss Mary A. Gracey, 28, Eglantine Avenue, Belfast 1 1 0
Mr. Charles Johnston, J.P., Beechcote, Portadown 10 0 0
Mrs. S. Coffey, 13, Esplanade, Dover 1 1 0
Mr. James T. Bryson, New York 10 0 0
Mr. Samuel Allen, J.P., Lisconnan, Dervock, County Antrim 1 1 0
Mr. John B. Brysom, Beechleigh, Windsor Park, Belfast 10 0 0
Mr. D. Miller, 19, Arthur Sq., Belfast 1 1 0
The Misses Watson, Lake View, Lurgan 10 0 0
Mr. Saml. Henderson, 40, Donegall Street, Belfast 1 1 0
Mr. Chas. E. Stronge, D.L., Lizard Manor, Aghadowey 10 0 0
Mr. Jas. Tomb, 8, Lodge Road, Coleraine 1 1 0
Mr. Stuart Verschoyle, Tullycleagh, Ballinamallard, Co. Fermanagh 10 0 0
Miss H. Agnes Little, 5, Lyndhurst Gardens, Hampstead,London, N.W. 1 1 0
Mr. Wesley Watson, 14, Cadogan Gardens, London, S.W. 10 0 0
Mr. Geo. G, Astley, Park House, Willesden Lane, London 1 1 0
Mr. T. C. Rogers, J.P., Gilford, Co. Down 10 0 0
Mr. George R. Bear, Molesworth Street, Cookstown 1 1 0
Mr. C. T. Lopdell, 5, Howard Street, Belfast 10 0 0
Mr. and Mrs. R. Tougher, 37, Rosemount Gardens, Belfast 1 1 0
Mrs. M'Cance, Knocknagoney, Strandtown 10 0 0
Mr. Stirling Seeds, Bangor 1 1 0
Harold V. Coates, Clonallon, Strandtown 10 0 0
Mrs. Harding, 83, Wellington Park, Belfast 1 1 0
Miss Mary G. Major, Fernbank, Holywood, County Down 10 0 0
Mr. William J. Taylor, 54, Main Street, Strabane 1 1 0
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Martin, Tobermoney House, Downpatrick 10 0 0
Lady Winifred Lowry Corry, Castle Coole, Enniskillen 1 1 0
Mr. W. J. Pratten, Mornington, Derryvolgie Avenue, Belfast 10 0 0
Mrs. Elizabeth Jukes, 45, Harehills Avenue, Leeds 1 1 0
Miss Isa L. Thomson, Main Street, Limavady 10 0 0
Mr. William Dobson, 42-44, Upper Queen Street, Belfast 1 1 0
Mrs. Hale, Fairview, Dungannon 10 0 0
Messrs. Wm. Rodman & Co., Ltd., 41, Donegall Place, Belfast 1 1 0
Mr. S. Donald Cheyne, Messrs. Kyle & Cheyne, Ltd., Donegall Place, Belfast 10 0 0
Mr. Joseph Wright, 10, May Street, Belfast 1 1 0
Mr. John Thompson, Mountcollyer, Malone, Belfast 10 0 0
Rev. R. W. Dodds, 30, Botanic Avenue, Belfast 1 1 0
Mr. Richard Garratt, 4, North Howard Street, Belfast 10 0 0
Miss Maria Smith, Lisnagarvey, Lisburn 1 0 0
Mr. Charles Hopkinson, The Limes, Didsbury, Manchester 10 0 0
Miss Jane Hogg, 42, Sandymount Street, Belfast 1 0 0
Mr. W. R. M'Call, 34, Adelaide Park, Belfast 10 0 0
Miss Violet E. Knox, 1, College Gardens, Belfast 1 0 0
English Friends, per Mr. C. B. Hurst, 10 0 0
Mrs. Marshall, 86, Southwell Road, Bangor, Co. Down 1 0 0
Messrs. Chas. Hurst, Ltd., Montgomery Street, Belfast 10 0 0
Mr. Wm. Johnston, 15, High Street, Lurgan 1 0 0
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Haughton, Hillmount, Cullybackey 10 0 0
Rev. Ralph B. Cooke, 2, Caledonia Terrace, Belfast 1 0 0
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Johnston Weir, Beresford Villa, Coleraine 10 0 0
Mrs. Fenton, 45, Adelaide Park, Belfast 1 0 0
Mr. R. S. Corbett, Cromlyn Lodge, Hillsborough 10 0 0
Mrs. E. A. Mosse, Mount Lyons, Belfast 1 0 0
Mr. G. L. Young, Randalstown 10 0 0
Lady Mary Lowry Corry, Castle Coole, Enniskillen 1 0 0
English Friends of Ulster, per Mrs. G. Wheeler, Miss Davis, and Mr. James Sprott 10 0 0
Mr. Maxwell J. Boyle, Anketell Grove, Emyvale, Co. Monaghan 1 0 0
Mr. Edward Bailey, 28, Waring Street, Belfast 10 0 0
Mr. William Guthrie, Breezemount, Portstewart 1 0 0
Mr. M. M. M'Causland, D.L., Drenagh, Limavady 10 0 0
Mrs. S. S. M'Callum, Ardenvohr, Windsor Avenue, Belfast 1 0 0
Mr. James Cleland, Tobar Mhuire, Crossgar 10 0 0
Mrs. E. M. Archdale, Riversdale, Ballinamallard 1 0 0
Mr. Henry Garratt, Ulster Club, Belfast 10 0 0
The Misses Keenan, Hill View, Antrim Road, Belfast 1 0 0
Mr. Robert S. Corbitt, J.P., Lisnacreevy House, Rathfriland 10 0 0
Master Jos. Cunningham, Moredun House, Fette's College, Edinburgh 1 0 0
Mr. John Compton, D.L., Umgola, Armagh 10 0 0
Master Dunlop Cunningham, Moredun House, Fette's College, Edinburgh 1 0 0
Mrs. Harriette A. C. Head, Ferryquarter, Strangford, County Down 10 0 0
Mr. Jas. Macartney, Downpatrick, Co. Down 1 0 0
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Hurst, Gorteen, Myrtlefield Park, Belfast 6 0 0
Mr. William Hanna, Main Street, Bangor 1 0 0
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Wheeler, Thornhill Gardens, Marlborough Park, Belfast 5 5 0
Major-General Edward L. Bland, Woodbank, Whiteabbey 1 0 0
Mr. Joshua E. Peel, English Street, Armagh 5 5 0
Miss A. H. Blow, 78, Princetown Rd., Bangor, Co. Down 1 0 0
Messrs. M'Fadden & Wylie, 1, and 3, North Street, Belfast 5 5 0
Miss E. Irvine, 53, Seaview, Warrenpoint 1 0 0
Mr. Folliott W. Barton, J.P., Clonelly, County Fermanagh 5 5 0
District Soiree, per Mr. A. Mussen, M.D., The Vicarage, Templepatrick 1 0 0
Rev. H. S. and Mrs. Verschoyle, Rubane House, Kirkcubbin 5 5 0
Mr. John M'Clintock, Menamny, Dunkineely, Co. Donegal 1 0 0
Mr. R. Kyle Knox, LL.D., 1, College Gardens, Belfast 5 5 0
Mr. T. Hope Johnston, Edgebank, Deramore Park South, Belfast 1 0 0
Mr. A. B. Mitchell, M.D., 18, University Square, Belfast 5 5 0
Mrs. H. Lowry, 35, Clifton Road, Bangor, Co. Down 1 0 0
Mr. Jas. G. M. Harvey, Creglorne, Londonderry 5 5 0
Mr. Saml. Wilson, Derry, Portaferry 1 0 0
Mr. James Cleland, Drumaness, Co. Down 5 5 0
Mr. Robert Mackey, Ballougry, Londonderry 1 0 0
Mr. T. G. Menary, Solicitor, Lurgan 5 5 0
Miss Ross, 12, Botanic Av., Belfast 1 0 0
Mr. Alfred D. Crawford, 4, Queen's Square. Belfast 5 5 0
Mr. J. F. Hart, Woodville, Londonderry 1 0 0
Miss C. E. Ferguson, Lagan Cottage, Donacloney 5 5 0
Mr. Donald Gilchrist, 196, Ravenhill Road, Belfast 1 0 0
Mr. Henry Anthony Burke, Drumkeen, Ballinamallard 5 5 0
Mrs. R. A. M'Keown, Bellevista, Clifton Park, Belfast 1 0 0
Mr. W. E. Hart, Kilderry, Londonderry 5 5 0
Mr. T. J. P. M'Keown, Bellevista, Clifton Park, Belfast 1 0 0
Mr. John R. Lawson, Ballyclare, Co. Antrim 5 5 0
S. V. R. 1 0 0
Messrs. John Rea & Co., Ltd., Ann Street, Belfast 5 5 0
Mrs. M. B. Tolmie, 65, Launderdale Gardens, Hyndland, Glasgow 1 0 0
Mrs. Ormsby, 4, Tudor Park, Holywood, Co. Down 5 5 0
Miss E. Macky, Fairview, Stewartstown 1 0 0
Mr. James A. Thompson, Penrhyn, Strandtown, Belfast. 5 5 0
Mr. Samuel Suffern, 304, Shankill Road, Belfast 1 0 0
Mrs. Walker, Burnleigh, Holywood, Co. Down 5 5 0
Mr. Samuel T. Roberts, Stormont House, Cregagh 1 0 0
Mr. H. B. Armstrong, D.L., Dean's Hill, Armagh 5 5 0
Mr. Wm. Kilpatrick, Cabra Grove, Tandragee 1 0 0
Mrs. Lepper, Elsinore, Crawfordsburn, Co. Down 5 5 0
The Misses Richardson, Craigentemple, Portrush 1 0 0
Mr. James Stevenson, Knockan, Londonderry 5 5 0
Mrs. M'Cullagh, Rossgaragh, Ravenhill Road, Belfast 1 0 0
Mr. George Johnston, 7, Donegall Square West, Belfast 5 5 0
Mrs. Tate, Elmhurst, Whiteabbey 1 0 0
Messrs. Henry Healey & Co., Ltd., 4, Amelia Street, Belfast 5 5 0
Rev. R. J. Whan, Clare Manse, Tandragee 1 0 0
Mr. J. R. Scott, Willsboro', Londonderry 5 5 0
Mr. Wm. Macartney, 5, Mortonhall Road, Edinburgh 1 0 0
Messrs. Hamilton, Huston, & Co., Ltd., 11, and 13, Montgomery St., Belfast 5 5 0
Mr. Geo. St. George, M.D., 3, Seymour Street, Lisburn 1 0 0
Mr. T. P. M'Laughlin, J.P., Strangford, County Down 5 5 0
Mr. Wm. Mulholland, Ann Street, Gilford 1 0 0
Mr. A. Sayers, Maryville Cottage, Upper Malone, Belfast 5 5 0
Miss Mary Lindsay, 28, Windsor Pk., Belfast 1 0 0
Mr. Wm. Speer, Cashelshanaghan, Letterkenny, per the Mayor of Derry 5 5 0
The Misses Stronge, Egremont, Ballybrack, County Dublin 1 0 0
Miss Helen Hogan, Cresthaven, Spur Hill, Parkstone, Dorset 5 5 0
Mrs. Houston-Pitteburg, per M. Tomb, 8, Lodge Road, Coleraine 1 0 0
Mr. Francis G. White, Packolet, Ballyardle, Co. Down 5 5 0
Lieut.-Col. Davis, Lion Mansions Hotel, Brighton 1 0 0
Messrs. Sawers, Ltd., High Street, Belfast 5 5 0
Mr. R. Walker, 43, Botanic Avenue, Belfast 1 0 0
Mr. J. Fred Cleaver, Bishopstone, Deramore Park, Belfast 5 5 0
Miss May Kane, Elmfield, Gilford, County Down 1 0 0
Messrs. Joseph Stevenson & Co., 8, May Street, Belfast 5 0 0
Lieutenant David N. Riddell, 83, Myrtlefield Park, Belfast 1 0 0
Mr. David Pedlow, Church Place, Lurgan 5 0 0
Rev. H. R. Taylor, 16, Salisbury Terrace, Portrush 1 0 0
Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Kirk, 21, University Square, Belfast 5 0 0
Mr. N. O. Martin, Saintfield 1 0 0
The Hon. Anne O'Neill, Tullymore Lodge, Broughshane 5 0 0
Mr. William Martin, Taugheran, Lurgan 1 0 0
Mr. W. H. Lockhart, 26, York Road, Trinity, Edinburgh 5 0 0
Mr. W. J. Bryans, 11, Waring Street, Belfast 1 0 0
Mrs. Blanche Hume, Rathowen, Windsor Avenue, Belfast 5 0 0
Mr. F. L. Plunkett, Bregia, Osborne Gardens, Belfast 1 0 0
Rev. Canon Walter H. Scott, Brookfield, Clanabogan, Omagh 5 0 0
Rev. S. E. Cooney, 66, North Parade, Belfast 0 10 0
Golf Club, Greenisland, per Mr. Lawrence Walker, Hon. Secretary 5 0 0
Rev. A. H. Ross, Ballykelly, Londonderry 0 10 0
Mrs. and Miss C. Crozier, Stramore, Sans Souci, Belfast 5 0 0
Mr. Jas. Crossle Irwin, 3, Lonsdale Villas, Armagh 0 10 0
Mr. Thomas M. Robertson, Belfast Pure Ice and Cold Storage Co., Ltd., Great Victoria Street, Belfast 5 0 0
Miss S. E. Boyd, 6, Carleton Street, Portadown 0 10 0
Dr. and Mrs. Ross, Ballykelly, Londonderry 5 0 0
Mr. Wm. Darby, 189, Wandchurch Road, Birkenhead 0 10 0
Mrs. Mary B. M'Neill, The Corran, Larne Harbour 5 0 0
Mr. James Atkinson, 2, Alexander Terrace, Cable Road, Whitehead 0 10 0
Messrs. W. A. Ross & Sons, Ltd., Mineral Water Manufacturers, Belfast 5 0 0
Mr. Saml. Henry, Knockintern, Coleraine 0 10 0
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Mitchell, Holmeslea, Malone Park, Belfast 5 0 0
Mr. James Patterson, Magheralough, Castlederg, County Tyrone 0 10 0
Mr. Wm. Gibson, M.D., J.P., The Mount, Mountpottinger, Belfast 5 0 0
Mr. John Gillespie, 7, Ashfield Terrace, Londonderry 0 10 0
Mr. R. MacDonald, Belfast Bank, Belfast 5 0 0
Miss M. M'Keown, Bellevista, Clifton Park, Belfast 0 10 0
Miss J. A. Walkington, Tievederg, Osborne Gardens, Belfast 5 0 0
Miss E. J. M'Keown, Bellevista, Clifton Park, Belfast 0 10 0
Mr. Samuel Cumming, 77, Antrim Read, Belfast 5 0 0
Mr. Hugh Best, 18, Ormeau Road, Belfast 0 10 0
Miss Emily M. Mosse, Mount Lyons, Belfast 5 0 0
Miss M. E. Best, 18, Ormeau Road, Belfast 0 10 0
Captain J. R. Mitchell, 67, Corporation Street, Belfast 5 0 0
Mrs. J. Harbin6on, 41, Wesley St., Belfast 0 10 0
Mr. John A. Pomeroy, Salt Hill, Mount Charles, Belfast 5 0 0
Miss Bullick, Wintersdorf, Belmont, Belfast 0 10 0
Col. R. H. P. Doran, Lurganbrae, Brookeborough, Co. Fermanagh 5 0 0
Mrs. Rosetta Beck, Wintersdorf, Belmont, Belfast 0 10 0
Mr. J. P. Speers, J.P., Letterkenny 5 0 0
Master Jimmy Cunningham, Fernhill, Belfast 0 10 0
Mr. R. M. Jones, Drumard, Osborne Park, Belfast 5 0 0
Master Knox Cunningham, Fernhill, Belfast 0 10 0
Mr. Brice Moore, LL.B., Church Street, Banbridge 5 0 0
Mr. Wm. Scott, Coolamber Manor, Edgeworthstown, Co. Longford 0 10 0
Mr. G. Mure Ritchie, 2, Cumberland Terace, Regent Pk., London, N.W. 5 0 0
Mr. W. R. Rankin, Seacor, Breenagh, Letterkenny 0 10 0
Capt. Wm. H. K. Lowry, Wilmar, Newcastle 5 0 0
Miss E. Weir, Ardnaveigh, Antrim 0 10 0
Messrs. Thos. Keenan & Sons, 61, Victoria Street, Belfast 5 0 0
Mr. Mars Fyfe, 59, Auchentoshan Terrace, Springburn, Glasgow 0 10 0
Mr. John Macartney, Itacoatiara, Donegall Park, Belfast 5 0 0
Mr. John Weaver, Ballytrim, Killylea 0 10 0
Lieutenant-Colonel J. W. Andrews, J.P., Bantony, Robertsbridge, Sussex 5 0 0
Mrs. James Hanna, Artiloman 0 10 0
The Misses Andrews, 12, College Gardens, Belfast 5 0 0
Mr. Thomas Houston, Broughshane U.V.F. (per S. Barnes), per Mr. A. Mussen, M.D., Templepatrick 0 8 6
Mr. A. W. Craig, Rettendon Hall, Battles Bridge, Essex 5 0 0
Mr. Jas. Miller, Mount Lyons, Belfast 0 6 0
Mr. Arthur H. Orpen, M.A., 33, Anglesea Street, Dublin 5 0 0
Mr. E. G. M'Guffin, Mullinure Rock P.O., Co. Tyrone 0 5 0
Mr. T. O. Springfield, Alburgh House, Harleston, Norfolk 5 0 0
Miss Norma M. Macoun, Woodburn, Malone Park, Belfast 0 5 0
Messrs. Stephens & Walkington, 8, Victoria Street, Belfast 5 0 0
Mr. D. M'Donald, Glenveagh, Churchill, County Donegal 0 5 0
Mr. W. H. Elwood, jun., 64, Dublin Road, Belfast 5 0 0
Mr. John Mulligan, Drumcrow, Kilkeel, Co. Down 0 5 0
Messrs. Potts & Houston, Ltd., 115, North Street, Belfast 5 0 0
Mr. Matthew Johnston, 1, Loughview Terrace, Ballysillan 0 5 0
A Sympathiser 5 0 0
Miss Mary Owens, 37, Hopefield Av., Belfast 0 2 6
Mr. Edward H, Clarke, Notting Hill, Belfast 5 0 0

Miss Hale, Fairview, Dungannon 5 0 0

£16,826 1 9




Subscriptions Received During the Months April and May


Proceeds of "Old Crocks" Rugby Football Match at Ormeau £97 2 1
North Belfast Women's Unionist Association (3rd instalment):--

St. Mary's Sunday School

£5 0 0

Collection at St. Mary's Church

2 0 0

Collected in N. Belfast

15 0 0

Whiteliouse and Greencastle Needlework Guild, per Mrs. Hamilton

5 0 0

Whitehouse Spinning Co., Ltd., per Mrs. Hamilton

3 13 3

Wm. Ewart & Sons, Ltd., per Mrs. Geo. Andrews

14 0 7

Collected by Mr. D. J. Berry, per Mrs. George Andrews

0 17 0

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Proceeds of Children's Entertainment at Mossley

£20 0 0

Employees of Messrs. Henry Campbell & Co., Ltd. (2nd Subscription)

10 0 0

Proceeds of Easter Golf Competitions at Port-rush, per Mr. Vint

13 16 0

Portrush Needlework Guild (4th Instalment)

8 10 0

Do. (5th Instalment)

7 10 0

The Misses Cather, Limavady

7 0 0

Employees in Hemstitching Room of Messrs. John S. Brown & Sons, Ltd. (2nd Instalment)

5 5 0

Mrs. Courtney Shillington, Glenmachan Tower

5 0 0

Mrs. Frank Workman, The Moat, Strandtown

5 0 0

Part Proceeds the Shrigley Sunday-School Children's Demonstration for War Charities

3 3 0

Mrs. Wm. M'Mullan (April and May)

2 0 0

Mrs. Sharman-Crawford (Juno and July)

2 0 0

Dowager Marchioness of Dufferin and Ava (June, July, Aug., Sept.)

2 0 0

Mrs. Nicholl (June and July)

2 0 0

Mrs. Edwin Hughes (May, June, July, August)

2 0 0

Miss Blakiston-Houston (monthly)

2 0 0

Do. Do.

2 0 0

Countess of Antrim and G.F.S., Glenarm

1 16 0

Miss Kyle

1 10 0

Portstewart Subscriber, per Mrs. Gaussen and Mr. Guthrie

1 10 0

Members of Hamilton Road Presbyterian Ch., Bangor (2nd Instalment)

1 4 0

Do. Do. (monthly)

1 1 0

Mrs. Nelson, Craigavad

1 0 0

Mrs. Gaussen and Mr. Guthrie (monthly)

1 0 0

Mr. R. B. Johnston, London (monthly)

1 0 0

Do. Do.

1 0 0

Mrs. Stack and Miss M. Houston, Dhu Varren, Portrush (June and July)

1 0 0

Mr. C. H. Duffin, Andersonstown

1 0 0

Mrs. Bugsell (monthly)

1 0 0

Mr. & Mrs. M. H. Turnbull

1 0 0

Mrs. W. H. Lyons (monthly)

1 0 0

Mrs. Armstrong, Belgravia Avenue

1 0 0

Miss M'Cleery

1 0 0

Mrs. Grierson (May and June)

1 0 0

Miss E. G. Hall, Glenmachan Tower

1 0 0

Per Miss Stephen

0 15 6

Miss M'Cormick and Miss Sharp (to end of May)

0 15 0

The Misses Sterling collected in their Moneyboxes (2nd Instalment)

0 14 1

Miss Dunn's Pupils £0 13 0

Miss Dunn's Pupils 0 4 8

Miss Dunn's Pupils 0 4 0

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E.T. (monthly)

0 10 0

Mrs. Sinclair, Hopefield House (monthly)

0 10 0

Mrs. Sinclair, Hopefield House (monthly)

0 10 0

E.S.T. (monthly)

0 10 0

Sister Kelly, Union Hospital

0 10 0


0 10 0

Miss Ray

0 10 0

Mrs. Hayes and Mrs. Johnston

0 8 0

The Doctor and Nursing Staff, Union Fever Hospital, per Sister Kelly

0 8 0

Sympathisers (monthly)

0 7 6

Mrs. Heron

0 3 6

Doctor and Nursing Staff, Union Hospital, per Sister Kelly

0 6 9

Miss J. Corry (monthly)

0 5 0

Miss A. Wilson, Hampton Park

0 5 0

Sergt. Woods, per Sister Kelly

0 5 0

Mrs. Carr, Carr Lodge, Newcastle

0 5 0

Mr. Woods, per Sister Kelly

0 5 0

Miss M. Short

0 4 0

Miss Best (monthly)

0 3 6

" " "

0 3 6

A Friend

0 2 6

Mrs. Matthews

0 2 0

Miss Entriean (April, May)

0 2 0

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South Belfast Comforts Funds

100 0 0
East Belfast Comforts Committee

25 0 0
Proceeds of St., Patrick's Day Dance, per Mrs. P. J. Woods and Miss Quin

25 0 0
South, Belfast Weekly and Monthly Subscriptions

17 9 2
Her Majesty Queen Alexandra, per Lady Carson

13 10 0
Proceeds of Concert, per. Miss Daisy Stewart

12 0 0
Lady Pirrie, per Mrs. Chichester

10 0 0
Major J. C. Boyle

10 0 0
For the 36th (Ulster) Divisional Train A.S.C., per Mrs. R. I. Calwell

Per Mrs. M'Guffin—

Mrs. Hobson's Drawing-room Meeting £1 16 0

Mrs. Gibson's Drawing-room Meeting 1 6 0

Mrs. Guard's Drawing-room Meeting 0 15 0

Mrs. M'Guffin 1 0 0

Mrs. Menary 0 10 0

Mrs. Quail 0 5 0

Mrs. Stevenson 0 5 0

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Mrs. R. I. Calwell £10 0

Mr. W. Clarke, per Mrs. R. I. Calwell 0 3 0

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7 9 9
Part Proceeds of Cake Fair and Sale organised by Officers and Boys of the 31st Belfast (Whitehouse) Coy. Boys Brigade, St. Jehu's Church, Whitehouse

6 6 8
Employees of Messrs. Charles M'Closkey & Co.

5 10 0
St. Anne's Ward, per Mr. M'Crudden

5 10 0
J. Fox, per Mrs. Ellis Toomebridge

5 0 0
Mr. Platt Higgins

4 4 0
Per Mrs. R. I. Calwell, for A.S.C.

36th (Ulster) Divisional Train --

Mrs. R. I. Calwell

£2 5 0

Per Mrs. W. R. M'Murray --

Mrs. J. O. Campbell £0 10 0

Mrs. James Johnston 0 5 0

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Mrs. S. Courtney

0 10 0

Per Miss M'Lean—

Mrs. Heywood (Edinburgh)

0 10 0

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Proceeds of Patriotic Song, entitled "Kaiser Bill," per Mr. W. A. Turner -- Sold by Mr. and Mrs. Holmes

£1 0 4

Mws Minnie Thompson

0 12 6

Mrs. V. M'Dowell

0 8 4

Miss Sarah Campbell

0 9 4

Miss Susan Speers

0 8 4

Miss Essie Turner

0 7 2

Mr. Harry Woods

0 9 0

Mr. W. Langwell

0 5 0

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Box Money

3 19 2
Mrs. Platt Higgins

3 3 0
Megain Memorial Church

2 19 2
Proceeds of Ballot for Doll, per Mrs. ft. H. Macauley

2 7 6
Mrs. Calwell, Killagan, Ballymena, per the Lady Mayoress

2 2 0
Miss Sinclair, 18, College Gardens

2 0 0
Mrs. Nicholl

2 0 0
Proceeds of Ballot organised by H. Murdock, J. Robinson, and A. Osborne, Antrim Road, per the Lord Mayor (for U.V.F. Wounded Soldiers)

2 0 0
Lady Richardson

2 0 0
Church of Ireland and Presbyterian Church, Rathfriland, per Rev. T. B. Brown

1 14 6
Collected by Miss Totton at Messrs. Martin & Brookhouse, per Miss F. Hewitt

1 13 6
Collected by Miss Potts, per Miss F. Hewitt

1 2 2
Miss J. M. Hind

1 1 0
Mrs. M'Guffin, per Mrs. Calwell

1 0 0
Grosvenor Unionist Club (monthly), per W. J. Donaldson, Hon. Sec.

1 0 0
Grosvenor Unionist Club (monthly), per W. J, Donaldson, Hon. Sec.

1 0 0
Mrs. J. S. Reade

1 0 0
Mrs. H. J. Bell, Long Island, New York

1 0 0
Mrs. Bontflower, Kersal, near Manchester

1 0 0
The Workers of the Shirt Factory, Bank Buildings

1 0 0
An Easter Gift from Bangor, per Miss Connor

1 0 0
H. G.

1 0 0
Miss Ethel Davidson

1 0 0
Miss Handley, Tipperary

1 0 0
Mrs. Kennedy

0 13 0
Collected by Mrs. Mercier-Clements

0 10 6
Captain Coote, A.S.C. (monthly).

0 10 0
Do. do.

0 10 0
Capt. H. C. Robinson, A.S.C. (monthly)

0 10 0
Do. do.

0 10 0
Captain Waller, A.S.C. (monthly)

0 10 0
Do. do.

0 10 0
Capt. J. Watson, A.S.C. (monthly)

0 10 0
Do. do.

0 10 0
Lt. G. Y, Henderson, A.S.C. (monthly)

0 10 0
Do. do.

0 10 0
Pupils of St. Stephen's N.S., Millfield, per W. J. Greenaway

0 10 0
Miss Sinton

0 10 0
Bank Buildings, per Miss Kennedy

0 9 1
Lieut. W. Hunter, A.S.C. (monthly)

0 5 0
Do. do.

0 5 0
Lieut. A. S. Lee, A.S.C. (monthly)

0 5 0
Do. do.

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Lieut. W. Napier, A.S.C. (monthly)

0 5 0
Do. do.

0 5 0
Lieut. J. Rose, A.S.C. (monthly)

0 5 0
Do. do.

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Lieut. R. Watts, A.S.C. (monthly)

0 5 0
Do. do.

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Lt. R. D. Wilson, A.S.C. (monthly)

0 5 0
Do. do.

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Lieut. S. Wasson, A.S.C. (monthly)

0 5 0
Do. do.

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Lt. D. B. Wheeler, A.S.C. (monthly)

0 5 0
Do. do.

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Sec.-Lt. Cumming, A.S.C. (monthly)

0 5 0
Do. do.

0 5 0
Miss Corry, Bangor

0 5 0
Mr. W. H. Wilson

0 5 0
Collected by Miss Rainey, No. IV. Nursing Unit

0 3 0
Miss T. Thompson, Methodist College, in lieu of prize

0 2 8
Miss V. Kerr, do. do.

0 2 8
Miss M. Clyde, do. do.

0 2 8
Miss Ballard, per Mrs. Grierson

0 2 6
A Friend, per Miss Hamilton

0 2 0

£577 2 2




Four Prisoners Sentenced.

The following is the result of the trial by General Court-martial of John M'Entee, Francis Martin, Denis Leahy, and James Sally, who were tried on June 9th and 10th at Richmond Barracks for the murder of Constable M'Gee, of the R.I.C., at Castlebellingham, County Louth, on 24th April; and also for the attempted murder of Lieutenant Dunville, of the Grenadier Guards, on the same date.

John M'Entee, Francis Martin, and Denis Leahy were sentenced to death; these sentences were confirmed by the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, but commuted to penal servitude, as under:--
    John M'Entee -- Penal servitude for life.     Francis Martin -- Ten years' penal servitude.     Denis Leahy -- Ten years' penal servitude.

James Sally was sentenced to penal servitude for ten years, which was confirmed by the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, with a remission of five years of the sentence awarded.

M'Entee is a Belfast man.




A lecture, entitled "With the Horse Guards and the British Headquarters in France," was given in the Courthouse, Cookstown, on 12th inst., by the Rev. George Wilson, of Ballygoney, who has lately returned from six months' work in Franc© under the Y.M.C.A.

Mr. John Byers presided, and the opening exercises were conducted by the Rev. Robert Hyndman.

At the outset of his lecture Mr. Wilson said that there were certain aspects of the war on which he was not in a position to speak. He had seen little of active war conditions, and those at the front had fewer data for an opinion on the great war problems than had those at home. Only once had he come into touch with the actualities of war, and that was when he shared in the alarm caused by the visit of a German aeroplane one day on which he happened to be in at the British Headquarters. On the occasion of a visit to the great base camp of his district, Mr. Wilson, through the kindness of some Belfast doctors, was given an opportunity of seeing something of the life and work of our hospitals. Mr. Wilson proceeded to speak of his intercourse with our Indian troops, and gave some interesting illustrations of Indian attitude to the war. Omitting all reference to his work amongst two transport columns, Mr. Wilson went on to give a vivid account of his life among the men of the Royal Horse Guards in their village billets, and to describe the Y.M.C.A. hut which had been specially erected for the regiment, and the, nature of the work which was carried on there. He also gave an amusing account of the walls and wires and red tape that safeguard our headquarters in France. Mr. Wilson's opportunities for an intimate knowledge of the men were unique, and it was cheering to hear him speak of the fine spirit in which our men are bearing their part in this terrible campaign. He gave many illustrations of the good humour that brightens the oftentimes gloomy enough billets of the men, and eases the irksome monotony of life for troops removed for a time from the active fighting. Mr. Wilson made an appeal for games for the men's use in the huts, and specially mentioned draughts and chess, and wall and floor quoits as games that would be anywhere welcome. In conclusion Mr. Wilson dealt with the changes which had been wrought by the war in the hearts and minds of the men. He spoke especially of the new affection for home, for "Blighty," as the army calls England, adopting, after the army fashion, the Indian word for England -- and of the decision and the clarity of vision with which the men face the great realities of life and death.

Mr. John Glasgow, J.P., proposed a vote of thanks to both lecturer and chairman. This was passed by acclamation, and the proceedings were brought to a close by the singing of the National Anthem.

The Congregation's Appreciation.

On Sunday, 4th inst., the congregation of Ballygoney unanimously granted leave to Mr. Wilson to return to France to continue his Y.M.C.A. work for the duration of the war, and at the same time accepted the generous offer of the Rev. W. T. M'Clelland, of Coagh, to undertake the pastoral oversight of the congregation during Mr. Wilson's absence.

Delegates from Ballygoney met the members of the session and committee of Coagh on Monday evening, and it was arranged that the evening service in Coagh should be dispensed with, and that the regular services should be held, the one in Coagh at noon, and the other in Ballygoney at three o'clock in the afternoon, commencing with the first Sabbath in July. This action is a token of the fine spirit that animates both congregations, and of their desire to have some share in standing by our men at the front.

The following letter was read to the Ballygoney congregation, and from it it is evident that Mr. Wilson's services are appreciated in France --

Y.M.C.A. Headquarters, Abbeville,
May 12th, 1916.

Dear Mr. Ferguson, -- I write you as an office-bearer in the Rev. George Wilson's church to ask you to convey to his congregation the very deep sense of gratitude and appreciation of our association for the generous action of your church in making it possible for Mr. Wilson to spend the past six months with us in work among the troops in France.

Your knowledge of Mr. Wilson makes it unnecessary for me to say much. He is one of the strongest and most successful workers we have in France, winning his way to the hearts of officers and men alike, and creating an atmosphere of home and helpfulness which is most inspiring to all the men who come into contact with him. We deeply regret that his duties call him home, but I should like you to know (a fact which he will never tell you) the wonderful piece of work he has done for British soldiers and for the kingdom of God. May I say that, while recognising the claims of his church and home, I cannot help expressing the hope that it may be made possible for him to return to us at no very distant date. -- Yours sincerely,

Organising Secretary of France.



The death occurred on Saturday of the Rev. R. Wardlaw Thompson, late Foreign Secretary of the London Missionary Society, and ex-chairman of the Congregational Union of England and Wales. Dr. Thompson, who was born in India, was in his seventy-fourth year, and as a boy wens to South Africa, where he gained his first knowledge of the work of the society with which he was afterwards connected. While at Capetown Livingstone invited young Thompson to accompany him northward to Kuruman, but his father refused to give permission.

In 1865 he entered his first pastorate at Ewing Place Congregational Church, Glasgow, and five years later went to Norwood Congregational Church, Liverpool. In 1888 Dr. Thompson became Foreign Secretary of the London Missionary' Society, a position which he relinquished two years ago. Both in Glasgow and Liverpool he was actively associated with the society. Dr. Thompson was a contemporary at Cheshunt College of Chalmers, and they are said to have been fellow-conspirators in a series of terrifying "rags," which included the famous occasion when, clad in a complete bearskin and growling horribly, Chalmers rolled into hall at dinner-time, while Thompson, turning out the gas, followed Chalmers, clad as a man-eating crocodile, snapping enormous jaws.




A meeting of flax mill owners in the North-West was held on 7th inst. in Derry. It was decided that in future the charge per cwt. for scutching be 12s, and that scutchers be paid 5s 6d a cwt. without bounty or other privileges.

The Lord Primate has appointed the Rev. Ernest A. Nelson, M.A., victor of Drumbanagher, to be rural dean of Creggan from 1st July in place of the Rev. Ribton M'Cracken, M.A., who is retiring from active ministerial work.

Owing to the storm, no boats proceeded to sea from Kilkeel on Monday, and in consequence there was no fish on Tuesday. About twenty boats went out on Tuesday, and returned on Wednesday morning with takes ranging from six to twenty-two mease, which fetched good prices.

The Earl of Belmore has been re-elected chairman of the Enniskillen Rural Council for the eighteenth time in succession. In returning thanks he said that for sixteen years he had not missed a meeting of the County Council. Mr. E. M. Archdale, D.L., was re-elected vice-chairman.

Under the auspices of the Cuningham Memorial Church, Cullybackey, of which the Rev. W. H. Hutchison, M.A., is the esteemed pastor, a missionary sale of work was held on Wednesday afternoon in glorious weather. Rev. Mr. Hutchison presided, and the sale was opened by Mrs. Morton.

A decree for £4 and costs was awarded John Donnelly, Derrylaghan, in an action brought by. him at Dungannon Quarter Sessions on Saturday against the Great Northern Railway Company of Ireland. It appeared that while entering a railway carriage at Coalisland Station a porter had closed the door on his hand and crushed it.

The Londonderry Port and Harbour Commissioners have decided to levy a war surcharge of 20 per cent, on all cross-Channel and coastwise vessels trading with the port for the duration of the war in consequence of the falling off in revenue and increased expenses.

The marriage arranged between Mr. Alex. Kerning, youngest son of Mr. and the late Mrs. A. F. Campbell, of Dromore Lodge, Co. Down, and Miss Florence Marjorie, younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Bolton, of West Plean, Stirlingshire, will take place on Thursday, the 20th of next month.

Mr. Joseph. Elliott, Whitetown, Dungannon, a member of the Rural Council, has had ninety chickens and three hens killed by a badger which had burst into the coops. On Wednesday seven cub badgers were found in the moss near Mr. Elliott's by Mr. Gilmore, a neighbour, and were summarily despatched.

Old potatoes brought a record price at Ormskirk the other day, when £9 a ton was freely offered, this being an advance of fifty shillings a ton compared with the prices of last week. Holders of stocks were reluctant to sell The shortage of potatoes is due to the cold weather and the lack of shipping to bring supplies of new potatoes from Jersey.

The institution of Rev. J. A. Carey, M.A., late rector of Whitehouse, was conducted by the Right Rev. Dr. D'Arcy, Lord Bishop of Down and Connor and Dromore, in the Parish Church, Bangor, last week, the rectorship of Bangor parish having been rendered vacant by the elevation of Rev. Canon Peacocke to the bishopric of Derry and Raphoe.

At Clogher Petty Sessions James M'Laren, J.P., a merchant, of Augher, was summoned by Sergeant Reilly for selling him a quantity of cream of tartar which contained twenty parts of lead, being ten parts more than the standard laid down by the British Pharmacopoeia, 1914. The magistrates held that a technical offence had been committed, and imposed a nominal fine of 6d.

The Sate Mr. M. Tillie, D.L., Duncreggan, Londonderry, left estate amounting to £39,578. He bequeathed his residence and effects and an annuity of £1,000 to his widow for life. Having given £1,000 previously to his daughter, Mrs. Geddes, he left £1,000 each to his daughters Winefred, Jessie, and Mrs. N. Lowe, and he left the residue of his estate to his four daughters mentioned.

At a meeting of the Derry Board of Guardians on Saturday a communication was received from the Glendermott Presbytery nominating the Rev. W. A. Park, B.D., pastor First and Second Glendermott Presbyterian Church, as workhouse chaplain in room of the late Rev. Thomas Thompson. It was decided to appoint Mr. Park, subject to the approval of the Local Government Board.

While engaged in cleaning a turf bank on Saturday last a young man named Patrick M'Inerney, who was in the employment of Mr. William Hanlon, of Killoneen, King's County, got caught underneath a heavy "fall" of bog-stuff, and was buried in the hole. When help arrived life was found to be extinct. An inquest was held in the afternoon by Mr. Thomas Conway, and a verdict of accidental death was returned.

Mrs. Rentoul, wife of the Rev. J. L. Rentoul, B.A., minister of the Rostrevor Presbyterian Church, met with an unfortunate accident while on a visit at Portrush. It appears that she slipped on the staircase in the house in which she was stopping and sustained injuries from which temporary paralysis resulted. She has recovered sufficiently to be removed to Belfast, where she is making a good recovery.

The June number of the C.P.A. Monthly Magazine contains some very readable and tastefully written matter. Under the heading of "A Notable Centenary," there is an interesting article on the life of Charlotte Bronte, while several essays of Robert Louis Stevenson add greatly to the attractiveness of the paper. The Literary and General Notes contain some items of interest to Belfast readers.

The Derry No. 2 Rural District Council received on Saturday a resolution from the Ballyshannon Rural District Council, urging the Donegal County Council not to adopt the principle of main roads. Mr. W. J. Hanna, J.P., said he had been speaking to Mr. Steadman, the Donegal County Surveyor, who took the view that it was no use dealing with the question until the political question, was settled. The Council, however, decided to express their opinion against the principle.

Mr. James M'Creery, J.P., in moving the adoption of the report of the Admission Committee at the Belfast Board of Guardians, mentioned that they had only one applicant for admission to the Workhouse that morning. This constituted a record, and would tend to encourage the prospect that before long the activities of the committee would represent a negative quantity. In former years an average of twenty-five applicants on the Tuesday that the committee met was a usual experience.

Damage, estimated at over £2,500, was caused by a fire at Larne early on Tuesday morning. The outbreak occurred on the premises of Mr. Samuel Crawford, wine and spirit merchant, adjoining the Laharna Hotel. The fire originated in the out-buildings at the rear, and spread to the main buildings; but good work on the part of the Fire Brigade prevented the destruction of the front of the property facing the main street, or any serious damage to the neighbouring premises. For a while great excitement prevailed, and neighbours were busy removing furniture, &c., to a place of safety.

The fifty-fourth annual meeting and "Pound Day" in connection with Rosevale Rescue Home, Lisburn, was held on Wednesday afternoon -- Mrs. Hamilton M'Cleery, Dunmurry, presiding. Rev. G. R. Bell, assistant hon. secretary, read the annual report, and Mr. Arthur Pim presented the financial statement, which showed a balance on the wrong side amounting to £319, which represented a difference in the expenses of £150 as compared with last year. The reports were Adopted. Rev. J. E. Brown, St. Mary's, Belfast, gave an interesting address regarding the work, and appealed for more generous support both in money and laundry work.


Mr. Godfrey Isaacs states that a recent invention by Mr. Marconi will put an end to all danger of collisions at sea.

A news agency, states that Mr. Lloyd George has been offered, and will probably accept, the post of Minister of War.

Colonel David Davies, M.P., has given 500 acres of land, valued at £15,000, in Montgomeryshire as a farm colony for discharged service men.

The late Mr. Frank Daniels left £25,000 to the Lord Mayor of London to be applied to charitable objects.

It is stated officially that the annual Twelfth of July demonstration of the Liverpool Province of the Loyal Orange Institution of England, will not take place this year.

The Government has decided that on Saturday, 1st July, banks in the United Kingdom shall be closed to the public in order that the staffs may recover arrears of work.

It is stated that Sir Arthur Nicholson, one of the Birthday Peers, who is shortly retiring from the position of Permanent Under-Secretary the Foreign Office, will take the title of Lord Cardock.

The King has appointed Mr. John B. Story, M.B., F.R.C.S.I., to be honorary surgeon oculist to his Majesty in Ireland, in the room of Mr. Charles Edward Fitzgerald, M.D., deceased.

The Exchequer returns from April 1st to June 10th show:-- Receipts, £57,160,192; expenditure, £321,810,729. Corresponding period last year:-- Receipts were £42,636,018; expenditure, £198,946,957.

The Clyde employers and men have arranged the dates in August of the August Fair Holidays in the Glasgow and Greenock districts, which are to be substituted for the customary July holidays.

For the first time on record since the late Lord Avebury's Bank Holidays Act was passed, Whit Monday has been a working day, practically everybody following his usual vocation. The postponement of the holiday was accepted generally with cheerfulness.

In a letter to the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, the Chancellor of the Exchequer urges the importance of the war savings campaign. National economy and the lending of the money thus saved to the State, he says, will cut at the root of nearly all our difficulties.

Admiral Henry Christian, M.V.O., who died on Saturday, was the last survivor of the officers of the Royal yacht Victoria and Albert who brought Princess Alexandra of Denmark from Antwerp to London in 1863, prior to her marriage with the Prince of Wales.

The Press Bureau states that, in addition to the £27,000 previously subscribed, £13,500 has been collected in the Straits Settlements and federated Malay States for the purchase of six more aeroplanes for the Royal Flying Corps, which will be numbered Malaya 18 to Malaya 23.

Arrangements have been made between the Clyde and Tyne Commissioners for the Dilution of Labour for the introduction of a system of dilution into the shipbuilding and ship preparing establishments in the Clyde district, and an agreement for this purpose has been made with the Boilermakers' and Shipwrights' Associations.

Reuter's Agency understands that a movement is on foot for the organisation of an Anglo-Italian League, having as its principal object the development of trade between the two countries after the war. So far no definite scheme has been formulated, but the proposal has been very favourably received in high quarters.

Orders have been made by the Board of Trade, under the Trading with the Enemy Act, requiring the following businesses to be wound up -- Charles H. Blume, Western Road, Mitcham, Surrey, varnish and enamel manufacturer; G. Dittman (Limited), 58, City Road, London, E.C., agents for the sale of aniline dyes, records, and gramophones.

At the Primitive Methodist Conference at Nottingham the Rev. Mr. Guttery, in his Presidential address, said Britain's great army was largely the gift of the Churches, which were in human touch with the nation as they had never been before. The workers who were fighting for freedom and liberty must come home to industrial comfort and not to almshouses and unemployment.

The Liquor Control Board have decided to acquire under the powers conferred upon them all licensed premises, clubs, and breweries in Carlisle and neighbourhood. A committee of the Board will be in Carlisle next week, and the Carlisle Licensed Victuallers' Association has been invited to appoint representatives to meet the committee to discuss the arrangements necessary to give effect to the decision.

The next full moon occurs when the moon is unusually near the earth. The nearest point is readied on June 16, at 4 p.m. legal time, when the distance between the centre of the earth and that of its satellite is only 222,450 miles. This is 30,000 miles less than the corresponding distance on June 3. The moon becomes full at 10 p.m., summer time, on June 15.

At a meeting of the Grand United Order of Oddfellows at Lancaster on Tuesday objection was taken to the proposed levy of 2d per member to meet a deficiency of about £100 on the War Relief Fund, which has been abandoned. The position has arisen because some lodges with few members at the front wanted autonomy. Had the original scheme continued the loss would have been £1,000. The levy was agreed to by 126 to 20.

Lord Selborne, speaking to a meeting of farmers at Lincoln, said that the test was coming whether we and the Allies could endure to the end. The war, he continued, was not fought by Germany on a military but on an agricultural organisation. If Germany had made no more progress in agriculture than England during the last twenty years she would have been on her knees suing for peace twelve months ago. It was the duty of every single man and woman to increase food production.


The Russian Duma has adopted a Bill providing for four meatless days per week.

Legislators representing the South African branch of the Empire Parliamentary Association sailed on Tuesday for England.

The "Cologne Gazette," in publishing Sir John Jellicoe's message to the Fleet, remarks -- "As Shakespeare said, 'Well roared, lion.' "

The Italian Government suffered a technical defeat in the Chamber on Saturday. It is stated that the members of the Cabinet are considering the question of resignation.

To rescue the marooned members of Sir Ernest Shackleton's expedition, the Uruguayan Government steamer, Instituo Pesca, left Monte Video on Thursday for Elephant Island.

The Paris Senate has passed the measure providing for advancing clock time on the night of June 14-15 for the period up to October 1. The Chamber later voted without discussion the Bill as passed by the Senate.

The Ford Peace Conference announces that it has received no reply to its proposal to I establish a permanent international peace organisation, which, was made some time ago to the Governments of the Entente and Central Powers.

The New Zealand House of Representatives has passed the third reading of the Military Service Bill by 44 votes to 4. The announcement of the figures was enthusiastically received, the members standing and singing the National Anthem.

The total American wheat crop this year will be only 715,000,000 bushels, according to the Government estimate just published in Washington. This is the smallest since 1911, and 300,000,000 bushels less than a year ago. The poor crop is due largely to insect damage in Kansas and Oklahoma, and the late wet spring. A similar decrease is indicated in the country's oats crop, but in other grains the promise is for a harvest not much under the average of the past five years.



His many friends in Belfast will be glad to learn that Dr. William Hanna, a native of this city, and now assistant port medical officer of Liverpool, has been awarded by the council of the Royal Sanitary Institute, London, the "Henry Saxon Snell" prize of fifty guineas and the institute's medal for his essay on "Suggestions for improvements in the sanitary arrangements and appliances suitable on board ship for (a) passengers and crew, (b) cattle and other live stock," which was written under the nom-de-plume of "Nautilus." Dr. Hanna, who is a brother of Mr. John Hanna, solicitor, Belfast and of Mr. Henry Hanna, K.C., graduated from Queen's College.



Intimation of the safety of Commander Barry Stewart Bingham has been received at Bangor Castle. It was reported that Commander Bingham went down with his ship, H.M.S. Nestor, while leading an attack against the Germans in the recent naval battle, and the fact that he has not been killed in action will come as a welcome relief from the anxiety expressed on all sides.

Brevet-Major the Honourable H. R. Atkinson, Connaught Bangers, whose appointment as an instructor of the School of Musketry has been gazetted, is a son of Lord Atkinson, Lord of Appeal, in England, and a former M.P. for North Londonderry. Brevet-Major Atkinson was mentioned in despatches last year by Lord French, and was granted his present rank in recognition of his distinguished service in the field.

Amongst the officers recently killed in action was Lieutenant K. D. East, Lancashire Fusiliers. He was a cousin of the Rev. G. East, of University Road Methodist Church, Belfast, a distinguished graduate in arts and in divinity of London University, and an accepted candidate for the Methodist ministry.

Lieutenant Norman Mee, Canadian Infantry, who has been reported wounded, is a son of Mr. W. H. Mee, J.P., secretary of the Londonderry Chamber of Commerce, and was promoted from the ranks two months ago for service in the field.

Amongst those who went down with H.M.S. Indefatigable was Captain Charles F. Sowerby. He was a brother-in-law of Lady Mabel Annesley, Castlewellan, and his brother, Lieutenant Gerald Sowerby, who married Lady Mabel in 1914, also served in the navy.

Lieutenant J. E. Gibson, Royal Irish Fusiliers (Armagh Volunteers), who has been wounded, is a son of Mr. John Gibson, merchant, High Street, and Dromana, Portadown. He joined the Ulster Division in December, 1914, and was promoted lieutenant in September, 1915.

Captain H. P. Hart, M.B., R.A.M.C., second son of Mr. E. M. Hart, J.P., Kildowney, County Donegal, has been awarded the Military Cross for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Although himself wounded, he went out, dressed, and brought into safety wounded under heavy shell fire. Captain Hart's wife and two children are residing at Culdaff.

Major W. J. Peacocke, who has been created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order, is the eldest son of Captain Warren T. Peacocke (late Rifle Brigade), of Skenanish, Innishannon, County Cork, and a cousin of Lady Carson. He is a member of a family many of whose members are in the services. Major Peacocke has served in the Tyrones since the Ulster Division was formed in September, 1914, and was promoted to his present rank in April, 1915.

Second-Lieutenant L. W. H. Stevenson, who is awarded the Military Cross, is a son of Mr. Isaac Stevenson, a well-known Derry merchant, who resides at Hampstead Hall, Londonderry. He received his commission in the Tyrones in October, 1914, and a short time ago was given a commission in the regular army.

Lieutenant-Colonel Theophilus Percy Jones, M.B., Royal Army Medical Corps, who was appointed a Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George, on the occasion of the celebration of the King's birthday, for services rendered in connection with the military operations in the field, is the eldest son of the late Rev. Thomas J. Jones, M.A., rector of Tulliniskin, County Tyrone, and of Mrs. Jones, of Downpatrick. He wears the medal with two clasps for the operations of the Tirah Expeditionary Force, the Queen's medal with four clasp's, and the King's medal with two clasps for the South African war.

In Portrush Town Hall last week, Sergeant-Major Harry Hamilton, D.C.M., of the King's Royal Rifles, and elder son of Mrs. Hamilton, The White House, was entertained at a gathering of the townspeople. Miss Hamilton (president of the Urban Council) occupied the chair; General Beresford presented Sergeant-Major Hamilton with a beautiful and suitably-inscribed silver salver, and wished him long life and happiness. Sergeant-Major Hamilton replied, after which speeches were delivered by Rev. J. S. Pyper, B.A.; Rev. T. A. Harvey, B.D.; Messrs. T. G. Houston, M.A., J.P.; Daniel MacLaughlin, Alfred C. Scott, J.P.; and Captain F. H. Watt. J.P.

Major Uprichard (County Down Volunteers) is at present at his home, Bannvale, Gilford, on a few days' leave from the front. His many friends rejoice to know of his rapid and well-earned promotion, and also that he is looking well. Major Uprichard, who has business interests in Ulster, was, previous to the outbreak of the war, Commander of No. 2 Company 2nd Battalion West Down Regiment Ulster Volunteer Force.

A Larne man in the 1st Canadian Divisional Train, Sergeant-Major James Girvan (son of Mr. Hugh Girvan, builder, Larne), who was home on leave last week-end, received a very cordial letter from his Captain, congratulating him on being awarded the D.C.M., and promoted to Staff Sergeant-Major, for his services in the recent severe fighting, in which the Canadians took part, Sergeant-Major Girvan, who enlisted in Winnipeg on the outbreak of war, came over with the 1st Canadian Division, and has seen eighteen months' active service.

Intimation has been received in Ballymena to the effect that Bombardier Joseph Francey, R.F.A., son of Mr. Wm. Francey, 108, Queen Street, Harryville, Ballymena, has been recommended for the D.C.M. Bombardier Francey has been at the front since the outbreak of the war, and has about three and a half years' service. He enlisted in Scotland. Two other brothers are serving with the colours.

Seaman Gunner David Murphy is at present spending a few days at the home of his aunt, Dundarg, Coleraine. He is a son of the late Mr. D. Murphy, Fermoyle. On the occasion of the recent great battle his ship, the Barham, entered into the conflict before five o'clock. They engaged a German cruiser, which went to the bottom, a victim of the splendid marksmanship of the British gunners. "That was the first scalp to us," said Gunner Murphy, "and we immediately set about another vessel, which we set on fire after about five shots. We then came between Beatty's squadron and the enemy, and the Barham was attacked by submarine and torpedo craft, and had her work cut out to elude them. Five shells were landed, but did little damage. Gunner Murphy said it puzzled him to know how the enemy could persuade themselves that they had gained a "victory." He said a correct estimate of the German losses would be about thirty vessels.

Lieutenant C. W. Garner, Royal Irish Rifles, officially reported wounded, belongs to Hoylake, Cheshire. He enlisted originally in a Public Schools Battalion, and obtained a commission in the West Belfast Volunteers in February, 1915, joining the battalion at Ballykinlar. He was promoted, to his present rank in February last.

Second-Lieutenant Robert Verschoyle Walker, Connaught Rangers, attached Royal Flying Corps, who is officially reported wounded, was recently awarded the Military Cross for conspicuous gallantry and skill in bringing down a Fokker machine. He is the second son of Mr. Henry Walker, of Mayo, Cootehill, and Strand Road, Londonderry.

Second-Lieutenant Arthur Charles Walsh, 4th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, attached to an overseas battalion, obtained his commission on 29th May, 1915. He belongs to Dublin, his wife residing at 35, Palmerston Road.

Major the Earl of Leitrim, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, has been invalided from the front, and is at present in a London hospital. He had intended to attend the Ulster Unionist gatherings in Belfast, but was unable to make the journey. Major the Earl of Leitrim, whose family seat is at Mulroy, County Donegal, was formerly a lieutenant in the 9th (Queen's Royal) Lancers, with whom he served in the South African war, and one of his experiences in the Boer campaign was that of being taken prisoner. The Earl was a spirited leader of the Ulster (Volunteer Force, and has been attached to the Ulster Division since its formation.

Captain John Griffiths, Royal Irish Rifles, who is officially reported wounded, was science master at the Larne Grammar School before the outbreak of war. He holds the degree of Bachelor of Science. He formerly served in the Volunteers in England, and in December, 1914, relinquished his teaching duties on his appointment to a lieutenancy in the Volunteer battalion in which the Larne district is mainly interested. He was promoted to the rank of captain in August, 1915.

A survivor of H.M.S. Shark, which played such a prominent part in opening the battle, in a message to the parents of Sub-Lieutenant Patrick H. G. I. Vance, in Belfast, states -- " I have been expecting to see Sub-Lieutenant Vance's photograph in the papers and some account of his doings in the fight. Letters of gold would not be too good to print it in." He adds that Sub-Lieutenant Vance and he, with some others, were working the gun on the forecastle, which was the best one they had in the ship, and they were having a very hot time. Twenty minutes after the fight began German shell caught tho forecastle and exploded. All in the forecastle were killed instantly, and the writer only escaped death by the fact that a few seconds previously he had been sent down to the deck to look after another man who had been injured.

Sub-Lieutenant Vance was the only son of Mr. J. G. Irving Vance, of Carrickreagh, Helen's Bay, High Sheriff of Co. Monaghan, and grandson of the late Right Rev. Dr. Reeves, Bishop of Down and Connor and Dromore, and President of the Royal Irish Academy.

Brevet-Lieutenant-Colonel Alexander George Stuart, 40th Pathans, Indian Army, who was killed on 4th inst. whilst carrying out a dangerous reconnaissance, was the elder son of Rev. A. G. Stuart, Bogay, Co. Donegal, and was forty-three years of age. He had over twenty-one years' service in the army, having obtained his first commission in the Royal Scots in December, 1894.

Lieutenant W. J. M'Veagh, Machine Gun Section, Munster Fusiliers, who has been wounded a second time, and is at present in hospital in France, is a son of Mr. James M'Veagh, Loy Hill, Cookstown, and nephew of Head-Constable Doohan, of the Belfast Police Office Staff. This young officer won his commission from the ranks, being formerly in the Leinster Regiment.

We understand Sir Robert Liddell, the honorary treasurer of the U.V.F. Patriotic Fund, has received the sum of £20, being a contribution from the officers, non-commissioned officers, and men of "D" Company, 13th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles, who are at present on active service. Needless to say the action of the men of "D" Company is greatly appreciated.

Young, medical men are still urgently wanted for the army. Sir Alfred Keogh, K.C.B., Director-General A.M.S., has just sent a communication from the War Office to Sir John Byers, chairman of the medical staff of the Royal Victoria Hospital, to the effect that at the present moment very heavy demands are being made on him, and that he hopes Belfast will give him every young medical man who can be spared.

Lieutenant Lord Glerawly, 6th Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment), who has been suffering from dysentery and is now reported better, is the only son of Lord Annesley, who succeeded to the earldom through his predecessor being lost while flying across to the Continent in the early days of the war.



At the annual meetings of the under-mentioned rural Councils, chairmen and vice-chairmen were elected as follow:--

Aghalee -- Chairman, Mr. W. Fitzgerald, J.P.; vice-chairman, Mr. F. W. G. Best.

Antrim -- Chairman, Mr. R. S. Thompson, J.P.; vice-chairman, Mr. S. Brennan, J.P.

Ballymena -- Chairman, Mr. John Taggart, J.P.; vice-chairman, Mr. J. M'Laughlin, J.P.

Ballymoney -- Chairman, Mr. W. M. M'Keague; vice-chairman, Mr. J. Thompson, J.P.

Lisburn -- Chairman, Mr. H. Ballance, J.P.; vice-chairman, Mr. Isaac Sloan.

Lurgan -- Chairman, Mr. G. Calvert, J.P.; vice-chairman, Mr. G. Robinson.

Moira -- Chairman, Mr. G. Baillie, J.P.; vice-chairman, Mr. W. J. Agnew.


Antrim -- Chairman, Mr. A. Lawther. J.P.; vice-chairman, Mr. J. Graham; deputy vice-chairman, Mr. W. Cooper.

Ballymena -- Chairman, Mr. Alex. Cowan, J.P.; vice-chairman, Mrs. L. A. Barr; deputy Vice-chairman, Mr. R. Craig.

Ballymoney -- Chairman, Miss Hamilton; vice-chairman, Mr. W. M. Knox; deputy vice-chairman, Lady Macnaghten.

Lisburn -- Chairman, Lady Keightley; vice-chairman, Mr. R. M'Comb, J.P.; deputy vice-chairman, Miss L. F. Stannus.

Lurgan -- Chairman, Mr. W. G. Hewitt; vice-chairman, Mr. W. Waite; deputy vice-chairman, Mr. W. G. Kerr.


Whatever the privations, if any, of the German and Austrian civilians, it does not appear that their soldiers are handicapped either by inadequate equipment or insufficient food. Describing the operations on the Italian front, a special correspondent of "The Times" says that the Austrian prisoners brought in had new equipment, "and I was struck by the excellent quality of their boots; high, new leather, thick mountain boots. In fact, all their leather accoutrements are new, and of good leather. Their uniforms are in many cases of a heavy cotton twill, very tough, and resisting the hard mountain fighting better than the usual cloth uniform. Nearly every man has an overcoat, which in of stout new cloth."




The results of written examination are as follow:--


Gold Medal and £5. -- Minnie Young, Fourtowns, Poyntzpass, 91 per cent.

Silver Medal and £3 10s. -- Thos. G. Anderson, Clara, Tullamore, and Lizzie M'Ivor, Showerflood, Castlecaulfield (equal), 90.

£2 Prize. -- George A. M'Kee, Johnston Memorial School, Beragh, 88.

£1 Prize. -- J. M. E. Cunningham, Upper Cumber, Claudy, 80.

Book Prizes. -- Jeanie Clarke, Clougherney, Beragh, 79; Jas. M'Combe Allen, Clara, Tullamore, 73.


Gold Medal and £1. -- Jeanie Ledlie, Loughbrickland, 95.

Silver Medal and 15s. -- Elizabeth Stinson, Showerflood, Castlecaulfield, 93.

Silver Medal and 10s. -- Henrietta Barr, Upper Cumber, 88; Maud Moffett, Model School, Monaghan, 86.

First-Class. -- Martha Kennedy, Model School, Monaghan, 82; Jane Findlay, Ballykeigle, 81; Reby Patterson, Monaghan, 79; J. M'Laughlin, Broughshane, and Margaret A. Bell, Monaghan, 77; L. M'Creary, Monaghan, 71.

Second-Class. -- John S. Lane, Lisburn, 66; A. M. Buchanan, Olivet, Ballygowan, 62.

Pass. -- Ena Morrow, Main Street School, Bangor, 67; Violet E. Stewart, Bangor, 54; Eveline Armstrong, Omagh, 53; Reta Irvine, Lisburn, 50; Eva Rice, 47; Hilda M. Brown, Bangor, 43.


Gold Medal. -- Lily Kerr, Dervaghroy, Clougherney, Beragh, 99 per cent.

Ballykeigle, Ballygowan. -- Prize -- Susanna Cooper, 86.

Bangor, Main Street Boys' School. -- Silver Medal -- Alex. Scott, 94. Prizes -- Geo. H. Baird, 82; Harry M'Clune and George M'Clune, 81; Chas. L. Hanna, 80. Second-Class -- Jas. M'Cance, 77; Norman, C. Reid, 76; Rowland Hughes, 76: Robt. Ritchie. 75; John Gray, 73; Chas. M'Naill, 73; Alan Grant, 71; James Balmer, 70; William Carson, 70; Jas. Gault, 70; Geo. M. Boal, 67; Harry Corbett, 64; Fred Neely, 61; Robt. Dunn, 61; Brian Carson, 60; H. Chadwick, 60. Pass -- Jas. Orr, 54; J. M'Mahon, 52; Alfred T. Hogg, 46.

Bangor, Main Street Girls' School. -- Silver Medal -- Grace Lennox, 92. Prizes -- Eveline Lyttle, 88; Sallie Thompson, 85; Eva Caughey, 81; Cissie Gorman, Ina Lindsay, and Millicent Warnock, 80. Second-Class -- Sadie Marshall, 78; Dorothy G. Owens, 77; Eva M'Grath, 76; Florrie Ferguson, 73; Maud Ramsay and Hilda M'Bride, 71; Jeanie Gorman, 69; May Major, 68; Olive Morrow, 65; Jean M'Murray, 66; Martha Hamilton, 66; Kathleen Houston, Lily M'Cauley, Birdie Kerr, and Violet M'Mechan, 60. Pass -- Daveena Thompson and Anna Stuart, 52; Madge Thompson, 50; Lucinda Smith, 49.

Beragh, Johnston Memorial. -- Silver Medal -- Margaret M'Farland, 96. Prizes -- Maggie A. Carson, 84; Annie Bratton, 80.

Broughshane Girls' School. -- Silver Medal -- Ethel Thompson, 94. Prizes -- J. Montgomery, 88; Katie Lamont, 87; Marjorie Turtle, 83. Second-Class -- Zara Eccles, 74; Esther Townsley, 72; J. Anderson, 89; Emily Montgomery, 65; Maggie M. Houston, 62; Tillie Eccles, 61. Pass -- Sadie Kirkwood, 55; Lizzie L Penny, 53; Emma Holden, 51.

Carhill, Upperlands. -- Prize -- Robert Kirkpatrick, 82. Second-Class -- Mary B. Fullerton, 73; Wm. Scott, 61. Pass -- Fanny Fullerton, 56; Maggie M'Cahon and Bella Linton, 44.

Castleshane, Monaghan. -- Silver Medal -- John Bratton, 92. Prizes -- Albert Noble, 87; Lily Wallace, 84; Thos. Wright, 84; Isaac M'Lean, 82. Second-Class -- Lily Murdock, 78; Robert M'Lean, 76; Rachel Bowes, 74; Annie Wright, 73; Nellie Wright, 72; Jas. Wright, 67.

Clifton Street, Belfast. -- Prizes -- Bessie M'Cammon, 87; Wm. Christie 85; Frank Finlay, 80. Second-Class -- Chas. Wilson, 77; Gertie Hannah, 77; Robt. Mulgrew, 75; Rachel Sloan, 74; Wm. Hamill, 70; Susan M'Cracken, 65; John M'Cammon, 65; Minnie Wilson, 63; S. Cromie, 63; Kathleen Wilson, 60. Pass -- Lizzie Affleck, 53; Maggie Waring, 49; May Perry, 48; Tillie Christie, 60.

Convoy, Strabane. -- Prizes -- Louisa Fletcher, 84; Elizabeth Knox, 80. Second-Class -- W. M'Clure, 74; Jeannie M'Clure, 67. Pass -- Bessie Wray, 52; Annie M'Clure, 52; Sadie M'Kinney, 40.

Cormeen, Monaghan. -- Second-Class -- Ethel Jackson, 75; Nettie Jackson, 70; Mattie Jackson, 66; Sarah J. Stewart, 65.

Cross Roads, Markethill. -- Second-Class -- Sarah M'Cune, 78; Mary M'Mullan, 77; Jean Dougan, 75; Geo. M'Cammon, 73; John Porter, 69; Alex. Clarke, 62.

Culnady, Upperlands, Boys. -- Second-Class -- Jas. Dickson, 77; S. Winchester, 63. Pass -- Geo. Riddell, 58; Joseph Johnston, 57; James Clarke, 50; Samuel Johnston, 48.

Culnady, Upperlands, Girls. -- Prize -- Rachel Patterson, 80. Pass -- M. Gray, 53.

Derrycughan, Armagh. -- Second-Class -- Sami. Whiteside, 64; Bertha Rea, 60; May Flack, 60; Bertie Taggart, 60. Pass -- Eileen Graham, 58; Bella Flack, 57; Thos. Whiteside, 52; Dolly Lyons, 49.

Dervaghroy, Beragh. -- Gold Medal -- Lily Kerr, 99. Silver Medal -- Winifred Heatherington, 93.

Drumacruttin, Monaghan. -- Prize -- Maria F. Smyth, 80. Second-Class -- Rachel A. Kennedy, 74.

Drumbeg, Raphoe. -- Second-Class -- May Alexander, 72; John Gourley, 68; Bessie Vance, 66. Pass -- -John Robb, 49.

Eglinton Street, Belfast. -- Prizes -- W. Graham, 81; J. Cinnamond, 80; Cecil Cox, 80. Second-Class -- R. J. Stewart, 77; A. M'Cormick, 73; Jas. M'Connell, 73; J. Harvey, 72; Belle Wilson, 70; Eleanor Erskine, 70; T. M'Lelland, 69; R. Hanna, 64; Jessie Osborough, 63. Pass -- T. F. Harbinson, 56; Fred Gamble, 54; Sadie Graham, 46; Mary Burrows, 43.

Fourtowns, Poyntzpass. -- Prize. -- Lillie Small, 80. Pass -- Robt. Wylie, 57; Robt. B. Wylie, 50; Norman Small, 40.

Lisburn, Brownlee Memorial. -- Prizes -- James Savage, 87; Jane Addison, 85; Minnie Bell, 80. Second-Class -- Jane Hunter, 77; George Innes, 70; Jeannie Walker, 69; Willie Bowden, 69; Harriet Usher, 68; Bertie Addison, 68; W. Innes, 65; W. Carson, 64; Wm. Bunting, 62; George Greer, 62; J. Crothers, 61; K. M'Ilveen, -- W. Moore, 59: Gerald Anderson, 56; Mabel Allister, 54; J. Watson, 50; J. Crothers, 46; Lily Sloane, 42; H. Jackson, 40.

Loughbrickland. -- Silver Medal -- Edgar Arnott, 92. Prize -- Mary J. Moorehead, 81. Second-Class -- Emma L. Beck, 71; May Baird, 63. Pass -- John Ledlie, 58; Jas. P. Hutchison, 47; Thos. H. Marshall, 46; Tillie Boggs, 41.

Lower Cumber, Derry. -- Prize -- Margaret J. Evans, 80. Second-Class -- Mary Quigley, 73; Reba Gilfillan, 67; Mary Evans, 60. Pass -- Norman Cochrane, 56; John Long, 46; Emily Irwin, 46.

Magherascouse, Ballygowan. -- Second-Class -- John Lowry, 60. Pass -- Maggie Dunlop, 48; W. Speers, 45; R. Presho, 42; Mary Speers, 40; Annie Haire, 40.

Monaghan Model School (Boys). -- Prize -- Noble Huston, 87. Pass -- Geo. Henry, 53; Arnold Nixon, 40.

Monaghan Model School (Girls). -- Silver Medal -- Violet Boyd, 96. Prizes -- Mary M. Boyce, 95; May Browne, 95; Selina Johnston, 20; Isabel Fleming, 85. Second-Class -- Annie Blackburn, 78.

Mullaghmore, Markethill. -- Silver Medal -- Jeannie Shields, 92. Prize -- Annie Shields, 89.

Olivet, Ballygowan. -- Prize -- Maggie H. Buchanan, 80. Second-Class -- L. G. Buchanan, 71; Wm. Stevenson, 60. Pass -- Wm, Davidson, 56; J. Galbraith, 55; Wm. Gibson, 53; H. Bailie, 53; Thos. Porter, 40.

Ormeau Park (Boys). -- Prize -- Barton Browne, 80, Second-Class -- W. Downey, 73; Herbert M'Alery, 67; Wm. G. Curry, 66; A. Jeffry, 60. Pass -- W. Jackson, 55; Mervyn Kelly, 54; J. Jones, 54; Fred Moore, 52; T. Spratt, 51; Wm. Johnston, 48; Ernest Thornton, 45; George Gallagher, 44; Albert Smylie, 40.

Ormeau Park (Girls). -- Silver Medal -- Winnie Kenny, 96. Prizes -- Daisy Browne, 85; Eva Browne, 84; Milly M'Lean, 82; Sarah Brand, 82; Kathleen Ruddy, 82; Molly Mateer, 81; Mamie Cooke, 80; Millie M'Ilroy, 80. Second-Class -- May Ball, 77; J. Graham, 71; Muriel Taylor. 68; Annie Martin, 67; Claire Steenson, 66; Lilia Steenson, 66; M. Stirling, 62; Irene Shaw, 61; May Christie, 60; Phyllis Kerr, 60. Pass -- Maud Maneely, 52; Jeanie Wilkinson, 50; Nora Browne, 47; May Martin, 42; Lily Pitkethly, 40; Florrie Baird, 40.

Portlean, Kilmacrenan. -- Second-Class -- Martha P. Martin, 76. Pass -- Lizzie Elliott, 55; Robert Wilson, 53; Rebecca Wilson, 50; Samuel D. Rutherford, 50; Margaret Neely, 50; Lizzie Stewart, 40.

Racavan, Broughshane. -- Silver Medal -- Lizzie I. Fleck, 92. Prizes -- Jas. S. Fleck, 88; J. Esler, 83; Minnie Fleck, 83; Agnes Rea, 81; Sarah Robinson, 81. Second-Class -- Maggie Ramsay, 79; Edith Shaw, 77; Margaret Rea, 70; Winnie M'Master, 68. Pass -- Mary J. Weir, 56.

Showerflood, Castlecaulfield -- Silver Medal -- Bella Given, 96. Prizes -- Fred J. Williamson 91; Thos. Sloan, 88; Minnie Givan, 83.

The Synge School, Newtownhamilton -- Silver Medal -- Cissie Ardis, 96. Prize -- Emma Henry, 94. Second-Class -- A. Ardis, 76; Margaret Johnston, 70; Jennie M'Lean, 66. Pass -- J. Hawthorne, 57; J. Downey, 56; Bertie Cassels, 53.

Upper Cumber, Claudy. -- Silver Medals -- Dorrington Boyle and Mary M. Clarke (equal), 95. Second-Class -- Joseph S. Boyle, 72: Cissie M. E. Clarke, 69. Pass -- Saml. T. R. Clarke, 50.


Gold Medal. -- Gertrude Roulston, Dervaghroy, Clougherney, Beragh, 100.

Ballyvoy, Doagh. -- Second-Class -- Wm. G. Andrew, 73; Saml. Hoy, 68; John Bell, 64.

Bangor, Main Street (Boys). -- Silver Medal -- Jas. B. Kyle, 90. Prizes -- Jas. M'Bride, 65; Cecil Ritchie, 83; J. Mitchell, 81; W. M'Dowell, 80; Herbert M'Neill, 80. Second-Class -- Norman Meharg, 78; Sam Caughey, 77; Terence Mann, 77; Fred Dunlop, 76; John Corbett, 72; Willie Barnes, 72; Ernest Neely, 72; Stephen Stitt, 70; Norman M'Keown, 69; Frederick Lindsay, 68; Jack Couzer, 68; Edwin Orr, 67; Harry Lindsay, 66; Jim M'Grath, 66; Noel Jamison, 66; Martin Lightbody, 63; Chas. Burrows, 65: Jack Hamilton, 61; W. J. W. Browne, 60. Pass -- Frank Atkinson, 55; Cammie Hughes, 54; Douglas Martin, 53; Willie Crozier, 52; Willie Sowell, 50; Willie M'Chance, 50; Jack Newell, 46.

Bangor, Main Street (Girls). -- Silver Medal -- Nora Moore, 22. Prizes -- Phillis Clibburn, 91; Greta Bryson, 91; Rene Kyle, 90; Violet Balmer, 90; Edie M'Gowan, 89; Eliza Gray, 86; Agnes Shaw, 85; Annie Polson, 85; Nancy Kerr, 84; Sarah Smith, 84; Annie Martin, 84; Mary Boyd, 84; Georgina Thompson, 83; Isobel Robinson, 83; Peggy Ferguson, 81; Ada M'Murtrie, 80; Queenie Nicholls, 80; Kathleen Meharg, 80. Second-Class -- Sadie Stuart, 78; Sadie Mathers, 78; Lily Mackintosh, 77; Violet Mehaffy, 76; Dollie Edmundson, 68; Ruby Hewitt, 67; Agnes Brown, 64; Jennie M'Clure, 64; Isa Hamilton, 63; A. Clawson, 62; Agnes M'Mahon, 62. Pass -- Agnes Campbell, 57; Lena Wightman, 45; Amy Wilson, 40.

Beragh, Johnston Memorial. -- Silver Medal -- Cresson M'Ivor, 95. Prizes -- Wm. G. Todd, 91; Annie J. Crawford, 89; Minnie Carson, 89; Hugh M'Ivor, 86; Strother Martin, 88; Chas. Logan, 84; A. B. Logan, 81.

Broughshane (Girls). -- Silver Medal -- Mable Graham, 94. Prizes -- Minnie M'Kinley, 86; Martha Townsley, 84; Mary Mills, 81; Etta O'Neill, 80; Lily Brennan, 80. Second-Class -- Marjorie Tully, 78; Agnes Graham, 77; Bella Graham, 78; Agnes Ireland, 76; Ina M'Cullagh, 76; Mary Grahamslaw, 75; Lizzie Luke, 73; Lily Hutchison, 73; Maggie Craig, 68; Peggie Logan, 66; Meta Lamont, 66; Reba Thompson, 64; Agnes Mills, 63. Pass -- Maisie Linton, 57; Lizzie Cowan, 55; Maggie Mills, 51; Lily Dale, 46; Martha Craig, 45; Daisie Scott, 43; Nellie Barr, 40; Jeanie Penny, 40.

Castleshane, Monaghan.- -- Silver Medal -- Samuel M'Clean, 93. Prizes -- Raymond Noble, 90; Mary Wallace, 89; William Simpson, 85; Maggie Parks, 82. Second-Class -- Sadie Wallace, 60.

Clifton Street, Belfast. -- Silver Medal -- Jas. Ferris, 93. Prizes -- Emma Lyle, 92; Robert Leitch, 90; Willie Logan, 90; David Watkins, 89; James Gibson, 89; D. M'Cammon, 89; Janet M'Kain, 88; Violet Pitson, 87; M. Currie, 84; Alfred Brown, 84; Lily M'Keen, 82; Joseph Gray, 81; Jinnie Young, 80. Second-Class -- L. Armstrong, 78; Lillie Hamill, 78; Sarah Campbell, 71; Willie Hunter, 71; Leslie Harrison, 71; George Patterson, 66; A. Malcolmson, 60.

Convoy, Strabane. -- Second-Class -- Iza Houston, 68. Pass -- Thomas Holmes, 49; Tom Watson, 42; Jeanie Gardiner, 41; Sam M'Kinney, 41; Alex. Wray, 41; Robert M'Clure, 40.

Cormeen, Monaghan. -- Silver Medal -- Martha Pollock, 91. Prize -- Frances Dudgeon, 90.

Crossroads, Markethill. -- Prizes -- May Thompson, 85; Lizzie Porter, 83. Second-Class -- Essie Haire, 70; Sara Sleeth, 64; Nellie Crozier, 62; Rebecca M'Mullan, 60. Pass -- John Quinn, 53; Florrie Sleeth, 53; John M'Cune, 51; Rebecca Bingham, 50.

Derrycughan, Armagh. -- Second-Class -- Willie Hill, 77; Susan Mitchell, 77; Sara Jackson, 74; Sara Jane M'Connell, 74; Tom Graham, 73; Samuel Hooke, 69; Frances Hutcheson, 68; Wm. S. Lockhart, 67; Jennie Whiteside, 63. Pass -- Harry Flack, 51.

Dervaghroy, Clougherney, Beragh. -- Gold Medal -- Gertrude Roulston, 100. Silver Medal -- Helen Doak, 99. Prizes -- Nora Roulston, 95; Annie M'Dowell, 95; Edmund M'Farland, 89; Cilla Doak, 82.

Drumachose, Limavady. -- Prize -- Evelyn Donaghy, 82. Second-Class -- Kathleen Donaghy, 77; Bella Pollock,, 68. Pass -- Lily Oliver, 55.

Drumacruttin, Monaghan. -- Second-Class -- Maggie Graham, 65.

Drumbeg, Raphoe. -- Silver Medal -- Joseph M'Cobb, 90. Prizes -- Christina Whyte, 83; Jean Alexander, 80. Second-Class -- Robert Gardiner, 77; Mary J. Galbraith, 73; Alex. Robb, 71. Pass -- Sam Vance, 57; Nellie Jamison, 56; Isa Logan, 55.

Duncairn Gardens, Belfast. -- Silver Medal -- Joe Finlay, 95. Prizes -- Susie Crawford, 88; Lizzie Brownlee, 86; Eddie Boyd, 85; Mary Foster, 85; Sam Davidson, 85; Harry Finlay, 85; Margaret Brownlee, 84; Robert M'Kinley, 84; Eddie Richmond, 83; John Connor, 82; Adam Wilson, 82; Ellie Magill, 82; Meta Carson, 81; John M'Williams, 80; Agnes Lee, 80; John Malcolm, 80; Minnie Young, 80. Second-Class -- Willie Riecken, 78; Sam M'Lean, 78; John M'Leod, 77; Ernest Beggs, 77; Albert Cathcart, 76; Robert Connor, 76; Sam M'William, 74; Willie M'Comb, 73; Herbert M'Mullan, 73; Willie Milliken, 72; Alex. Malcolm, 72; Mary Galloway, 71; Emily Rea, 70; Kathleen Williamson, 70; Annie Barr, 70; Isobel Jamison, 70; John Harrison, 69; Jeanie Crawford, 69; Ruby Russell, 69; Annie M'Keen, 69; John Hunter, 69; Annie Mullan, 69; John G. Smith, 68; Rose Thompson, 67; Bob M'Chance, 68; Annie Steel, 66; Andrew Brown, 65; Frank Rea, 61; Robina M'Gill, 61; Annie Greenwood, 60; Eileen Milliken, 60; Jennie Gray, 60. Pass -- George Rippard, 58; Florence Black, 58; Robert Hunter, 54; Andrew Gawley, 54; Willie Martin, 52; David Jones, 51; Willie Heslip, 46.

Eglinton Street, Belfast. -- Silver Medals -- W. J. Breakey and Harold Gamble (equal), 92. Prizes -- H. Gillespie, 91; Anna M'Clelland, 89; Lillie Duncan, 88; Aggie Harvey, 87; H. Fleming, 86; Mary Jamison, 88; C. E. Hill, 86; Tom Davidson, 84; W. D. Savage, 82; Walter Clarke, 81; Madge Greenham, 80; Bertie Thompson, 80. Second-Class -- John Burrows, 78; Jack Hunter, 75; Nellie Henderson, 75; M. Hill, 75; J. Graham, 75; John Taylor, 75; Robert Kearney, 74; Loftus Johnston, 72; Jack Harbison, 71; Winnie Arbuthnot, 71; Ernest Gordon, 71; Gertie Clokey, 70; Elsie Tumath, 69; Carrie Sanderson, 69; Ellie Duncan, 67; E. Henderson, 64; Edith Tumath, 63; John Thompson, 62; Willie Millar, 60. Pass -- C. Clindinning, 56; C. Culbert, 54; Frances Clokey, 54; Joseph Fleming, 51; H. M'Grath, 43.

Faughan Bridge, Derry. -- Silver Medal. -- Hilda Murtagh, 91. Prizes -- Robert W. Mooney, 90; Maggie Gray, 89; Lizzie Lynch, 89; Louisa Kennedy, 89; Jack Browne, 85. Pass -- Andrew Creswell, 58; Samuel Ferguson, 55.

Fourtowns, Poyntzpass. -- Silver Medal -- Gertrude Wilkinson, 90. Prizes -- Edith Wilkinson, 86; Flora Small, 80; John Kirk, 80. Second-Class -- Susan Wylie, 73; Norwood Copeland, 70; Will Shannon, 67; Alexandra Kirk, 60. Pass -- Willie Copeland, 53.

Lisburn, Brownlee Memorial. -- Silver Medal -- Sarah Wallace, 90. Prizes -- Winifred Lane, 86; Maud Jefferson, 83; James Johnston, 82; Martha Oliver, 81; Ethel Savage, 81; Albert Beggs, 81; Eileen Hunter, 80. Second-Class -- Samuel Mulholland, 78; Phoebe Smyth, 75; Jennie Forrest, 61. Pass -- Robert Christie, 53; John Patton, 50; G. Anderson, 49; Edward Breidon, 47; Willie Gillian, 44.

Loughbrickland. -- Silver Medal -- Sarah Moorehead, 95. Second-Class -- Sadie Baird, 72; Freda Heslip, 67; Nellie Ledlie, 63. Pass -- David Hutchison, 57; James Kidd, 49; George Moorehead, 47; Minnie M'Candless, 42; Wm. Hutchinson, 40; Shaddy Kidd, 40.

Magherascouse, Ballygowan. -- Prizes -- David Townsley, 88; Elizabeth Thompson, 85; John Gourley, 84; Maggie Townsley, 84; Hugh Gibson, 83. Second-Class -- David Boyce, 78; Matthew Megaughey, 78; Thomas Gourley, 76; Maggie Kerr, 74; Esther Boyce, 73; Susan Crossan, 71; Tom Douglas, 61.

Monaghan Model School (Girls). -- Prizes -- Olive Moffett, 80; Cissie Wood, 80. Pass -- Amy Lyons, 56.

Mullaghmore, Markethill. -- Silver Medal -- Mary Shields, 96. Prizes. -- Willie Dillon, 86; Robert Elliot, 85; Lizzie Baird, 85; May Hutchinson, 84.

The Synge School, Newtownhamilton. -- Prize -- Sammie Cassels, 80. Second-Class -- May Cooke, 71; Willie Maguire, 69. Pass -- Willie Parkinson, 56.

Olivet, Ballygowan. -- Silver Medal -- Hilda M'Bride, 96. Prize -- Maggie Garrett, 92. Second-Class -- Martha Gibson, 67; Wm. M'Minn, 60. Pass -- Sadie Stevenson, 50.

Ormeau Park (Boys). -- Silver Medal -- Wm. Wilson Bruce, 92. Prizes -- Alan Orr, 81; Charles Todd, 80; Hubert Cranston, 80. Second-Class -- Donald Mitchell, 78; Fred Spratt, 69; James Mayers, 68; Harry M'Guffin, 67; James M'Kee, 67; William Sterling, 66; Edward Couzer, 65; Thos. Neely, 66; George Lytle, 64; Alan Brand, 62; Harry Ruddy, 60; Jas. Semple, 60. Pass -- Robt. M. Reid, 57; Robt. Wilkinson, 56; Austin Price, 55; John Gillespie, 50; Hugh Mawhinney, 47; David Thompson, 46; Duncan Nicholson, 45; Edmund Maxwell, 43; Willie Graham, 42; Bertie Sloan, 41; Harold Barnes, 40; John Saxton, 40; Geo. Twinem, 40.

Ormeau Park (Girls) Silver Medal -- Lena Peel, 92. Prizes -- Alice Kenny, 89; Rachel Mawhinney, 80. Second-Class -- Etta Cooke, 73; Meg White, 73; Hetty M'Cullagh, 68; Nora Moore, 66; Sadie Kerr, 64; Eileen M'Ilroy, 63; Agnes Montgomery, 60; Ena M'Coubrey, 60. Pass -- Molly Montgomery, 51; Florrie Ross, 47; Nellie Walker, 43; Queenie Armstrong, 42; Netta Logie, 41.

Portlean, Kilmacrenan. -- Second-Class -- Cathleen Wilson, 77; John Elliott, 64; Maggie Stewart, 60. Pass -- Martha Burns, 44.

Racavan, Broughshane. -- Silver Medal -- Mary j Robinson, 98. Prizes -- Minnie Weir, 97; Willie Templeton, 94; Agnes Shaw, 92; Aggie Meban, 92; Margretta Currie, 91; Jennie Logan, 90; Samuel Patterson, 89; Maggie Smith, 89; Annie Templeton, 88; Alexander Leckey, 86; Agnes Davidson, 83; Andrew, Bonnar, 81. Second-Class -- Tom Kennedy, 77; John M'Cullagh, 76; Sara M'Cullough, 68; Mary Kennedy, 67; Joseph Bonnar, 63; John Dennison, 61; Annie Ramsay, 60. Pass -- Samuel Bonnar, 49.

Rockvale, Newry. -- Prize -- Nellie Lowry, 87. Second-Class -- Ella Toase, 70.

Showerflood, Castlecaulfield -- Silver Medal -- Charlotte Duff, 97. Prizes -- Emily Finlay, 89; Cissie Williamson, 82.

Tullamore. -- -Silver Medal -- Ismena Ruth Warren, 96.

Upper Cumber, Claudy. -- Silver Medal -- Sarah Craig, 96. Second-Class -- Violet Clarke, 73; Maggie Gordon, 72; Emma Hopkins, 61; Emma Rosborough, 60. Pass -- Anna Lindsay, 55.


Beragh, Johnston Memorial. -- Second-Class -- Eileen Clarke, A. M'Farland, Etta Carson, Dolly M'Intyre, Wm. T. M'Farland, J. Clements, and Annie Crawford (equal), 70; Maud Carson and Lena Crawford (equal), 68.

Broughshane (Girls). -- Silver Medal -- Mary Heggarty, 95. Prizes -- Jas. Patrick, 88; Mary Gibson, 84; Mary Ann Mills, 80. Second-Class -- G. Eccles, 75; Mary Dickie, 75; Annie Turtle, 73; Jeanie Stirling, 74; Sadie Cowan, 63; Maggie H. Linton, 60.

Brownlee Memorial, Lisburn. -- Silver Medal - -- Hill M'Neice, 95. Prizes -- Minnie Freeman, 92; Mabel Bell, 80; Doris Briggs, 20; Ella Rainey, 89; Alex. Walker, 85; Robert Campbell; 80. Second-Class -- David Jackson. 78; Ernest Green, 78; M. Hunter, 75; M. Patterson, 67.

Bangor, Main Street (Girls). -- Silver Medal -- Maria Corbett, 93. Prizes -- Isa Hayes, 82; Ada Wilson, 91; M. Caughey, 85; Evelyn Smyth, 84; A. Jamison, 81. Second-Class -- J. M'Guigan, 74; Amy Dunlop, 74; Eileen Petch, 69; Nellie Morrow, 67; Elsie Major, 64; Ellis Moore, 62. Pass -- May Gordon, 56; L. Stevenson, 45; Alice M'Clure, Daisy Owens, and Lucy Major (equal), 40.

Convoy, Strabane. -- Silver Medal -- Alfred Bonar, 99. Prizes -- Francis M'Clure, 94. Pass -- Oliver, Adam Wray, Mary Allen, and J. M'Clure (equal), 50; David Holmes, 40.

Castleshane, Monaghan. -- Prizes -- Elsie Wright, 88; David Smith, 88; Eleanor Smith, 87; Lily Gray, 81. Second-Class -- Dolly Noble, 64.

Derrycughan, Armagh. -- Pass -- Hugh Quinn, 49.

Dervaghroy, Clougherney, Beragh -- Silver Medal -- Jack Kerr, 98. Prize -- Robt. Young, 97.

Drumbeg, Raphoe. -- Second-Class -- W. Hall, 74; Martha Robb, 69; A. Vance, 65.

Eglinton Street, Belfast. -- Silver Medal -- David Harvey, 97. Prizes -- Hugh Barclay, 89; Jas. Moorehead, 84; R. M'Knight and W. Hall (equal), 82; Mabel Lofts, 80. Second-Class -- S. Taylor, 79; A. Clarke, 74; Marion [St-?-] and Madge Armstrong (equal), 69; Mary Cinnamond and Martha Harvey (equal), 65; May Davidson, 61. Pass -- Donald Taylor and Annie Kerr (equal), 59; E. Cinnamond and J. M'Cleery, 56.

Fountainville, Belfast. -- Silver Medal -- Jack Morrow, 95. Second-Class -- N. M'Connell, 79; J. Ferguson, 70; Eileen Ross and Hugh Cheyne, 64; Isabel Miller, 62. Pass -- Annie Cinnamond, 53.

Loughbrickland. -- Gold Medal -- Frank Boggs, 100. Prize -- Norman Ledlie, 88.

Magherascouse, Ballygowan. -- Silver Medal -- Jeanie Presho, 90. Prizes -- Sarah Pritchard, 89; Jane Speers, 88; Mary Presho, R. Carse, R. Gibson (equal), 85; Hugh Speers, 81; David Gourley, 80. Second-Class -- H. Morrow, 75; W. J. Thompson, 72; Nancy Gibson, 68. Pass -- Martha Murray, 54; Samuel Thompson, 43.

Mullaghmore, Markethill. -- Silver Medal -- Sarah Baird, 99. Prizes -- Thos. Shields, 97; John Alexander, 95; A. Monaghan, 93; Ida Hutchison, 90.

The Synge School, Newtownhamilton. -- Silver Medal -- Joseph Johnston, 91. Prizes -- James Downey, 88; Jane Hawthorne, 82.

Rockvale, Newry. -- Silver Medal -- Sarah Copeland, 90. Prizes -- Martha Fleming, 87. Second-Class -- Frances Elliott, 75; Jane Elliott, 74; H. Chambers, 62; Robt. Megaw, 60. Pass -- Alex. Lowry, 56; Saml. Elliott, 50; R. Boyd, 48.

Faughanbridge, Derry. -- Silver Medal -- Frances Nicholl, 94. Prizes -- Bertie Park, 93; Lizzie Gray, 81. Second-Class -- Eva Laird, 74; Emma Moorehead, 66; Annie Doherty, 63. Pass -- Alex. Curley, 50; John Cresswell, 48; John Jas. Ferguson, 40.

Upper Cumber, Derry. -- Second-Class -- David J. Clarke, 70.



Result of Elections

The following candidates have been declared elected pupils of the Masonic Boys' Schools --

(1) Merrick Mills, son of the Late Br. Wm. T. Mills, lieutenant R.A.M.C.; lodges 120, Dublin, and 662, Edenderry -- 5,116 votes

(2) Jerrard J. Topping, son of the late Br. James Topping, R.I.C.; Lodge 404, Portstewart -- 4,733 votes.

(3) Edward R. Seymour, son of the late Alfred N. Seymour, marine engineer; Lodge 268, Limerick -- 4,346 votes.

(4) Edward D. B. Clarke, son of the late Br. William Clarke, bank clerk; Lodge 250, Dublin -- 4,193 votes.

(5) Edward F. Cairns, son of the late Br. Joseph S. Cairns, civil engineer; Lodge 217, Ballina -- 3,951 votes.

(6) Desmond J. Magill, son of the late Br. Thomas C. Magill, printing works manager; Lodge 95, Cork -- 3,686 votes.

(7) William R. Ferris, son of the late Br. John A. Ferris, railway agent; Lodge 83, Belfast -- 3,567 votes.

(8) Alan A. Buchanan, son of the late Br. Hugh Buchanan, solicitor; Lodge 202, Fintona -- 3,186 votes.

(9) Robert Hanna, son of the late Br. John Hanna, draper; Lodge 149, Ballymena -- 3,100 votes.

There were seventeen candidates.

The late father of the candidate Mills (who got the highest number of votes) was a governor of the boys' and girls' schools. One thousand six hundred and seventy-seven votes were recorded for the candidate who came next to the successful candidate last on the list.


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The Witness - Friday, 23 June 1916


CLARKE--WILSON -- June 15, 1916 (by special licence), by Rev. H. M'Master, B.A., Fintona; Alfred E. Clarke, Beragh, to Isobel, youngest daughter of late John Wilson and Mrs. Wilson, Brookvale, Fintona.

CUMMINS--M'ALISTER -- June 14, at Donoughmore Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. H. C. Stuart, assisted by the Rev. David Cummins, M.A. (uncle of the bridegroom), David Gordon, eldest son of Wm. Cummins, Donaghmore, Newry, to Mary A. (Molly), youngest daughter of William M'Aiister, Richhill, Armagh.

HEAZLEY--MACBETH -- June 6, at Newtownbreda Presbyterian Church, by Rev. W. J. Guy Macbeth, B.A. (brother of the bride), assisted by Rev. W. Witherow, Herbert Douglas Heazley, Ph.C., second son of the late Douglas Heazley and Mrs. L Heazley, Hazeldene, Kirkliston Drive, to Elizabeth Marguerita Macbeth, B.Sc., elder daughter of Wm. Macbeth, Victoria Terrace, Cregagh.

KEYS--M'DERMOTT -- June 15, 1916, at Waterside Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. John Stuart, LL.D., assisted by the Rev. James Thompson, D.D., the Rev. Thomas M'Dermott, B.A. (brother of the bride), and the Rev. John M'Clean (brother-in-law of the bride), Robert Fleming, second son of Robert Keys, Clarendon Street, Londonderry, to Kathleen, sixth daughter of the late Thomas M'Dermott and Mrs. M'Dermott, Bond's Hill, Londonderry.

PATTERSON--ERSKINE -- June 19, at Railway Street Presbyterian Church, Lisburn, by the Rev. R. W. Hamilton, M.A., John T., fourth son of the late Thomas Patterson, Ballylintagh, Anahilt, to Margaret M., second daughter of William Erskine, Bachelor's Walk, Lisburn.


COLVIN -- June 13, 1916, at his residence, Coole, Dervock, James Colvin. Interred in Derrykeighan Family Burying-ground on Friday, June 16th.

ANDREWS -- May 29, at his residence, 232, 84th Street, Brooklyn, New York, Robert Andrews, late of Bessbrook, Co. Armagh.

ANDREWS -- June 20, at her residence, Killyleagh, County Down, Ellie, the beloved wife of David Andrews, jun.

ARMSTRONG -- June 18, at her residence, 61, Cavehill Road, Catherine (Kitty), daughter of the late James and Sarah Armstrong. SARAH ARMSTRONG.

BAKER -- June 12, at Finchley, Anna, widow of the late Samuel Baker, Hoshangabad, India, C.P.

BARRON -- June 17, at her residence, Baillinalough, Lylehill, Agnes Barron.

BOGGES -- June 19, at his residence, Ballyvally, Banbridge, Andrew Bogges.

BRIGGS -- June 18, at her residence, 1, Ava Street, Lisburn, Eliza, widow of the late John Briggs, Knockmore, Lisburn, in her 96th year.

BRUCE -- June 17, at Woodview, Dunmurry, Charlotte Rebecca, the devoted wife of Thomas Bruce.

CAMPBELL -- June 17, at her sister-in-law's residence, Drumawillen House, Ballycastle, Mary, fifth daughter of the, late John Campbell, of Ballyverdough.

CRAWFORD -- June 21, at Ballynockan, Joseph J. Crawford, dearly-beloved husband of Annie Crawford.

DAVIS -- June 21, the result of an accident in Liverpool, Dr. J. H. Davis, eldest son of the late Robert Davis, Antrim Road, Belfast.

FLEMING -- June 18, at his residence, Brooklyn House, Lurgan, John Fleming, J.P.

GREENE -- -June 17, at his residence, Crosscannon, Antrim, Henry, beloved husband of Eliza Greene.

HARVEY -- June 18, at Rathmines House, Rathmines Park, Dublin, John Harvey, formerly of Clonaslee and Mountmellick, Queen's County, aged 77 years.

JOHNSTON -- June 15, at her residence, Drumrainey, Magherafelt, Martha, relict of the late Adam Johnston.

KIRKPATRICK -- June 21, at his residence, The Forge, Cloughfern, W. J. Kirkpatrick.

M'ILROY -- June 20, at his residence, Bell Villa, Banbridge, James M'Ilray [sic], J.P.

M'KEE -- May 26, at Springfield, Mass., U.S.A., in her 74th year, Mary, youngest, daughter of the late William M'Kee, Craigavad, Co. Down.

M'KEE -- June 15, at her sister's residence, Eliza, widow of the late William M'Kee, Springhill, C. Breton Island, and eldest daughter of the late Robert M'Kimm, Drumhirk, Newtownards.

OLIVER -- June 18, at Purdysburn Hospital, Abigail, the beloved wife of Thomas Oliver, 40, Beverley Street.

OWENS -- June 13, at Naples, Evelyn Margaret, widow of James Owens, D.L., Holestone, Doagh, Co. Antrim, and daughter of the late Robert James Tennent, D.L., of Rush Park, Belfast, aged 75.

PATTON -- June 16, at Mount Alexandria, New Road, Donaghadee, James Patton, late of Hoggston House, in his 89th year.

ROBINSON -- June 14, 1916, at Winnipeg, Canada, the Very Rev. John Joseph Robinson, D.D., Warden of St. John's College, Winnipeg, and formerly Dean of Belfast, aged 65.

STEVENSON -- June 17, at her residence, Carnacavill, Newcastle, County Down, Mary, widow of the late Adam Stevenson.

TEMPLETON -- June 19, at Southwell Road, Bangor, Eileen Mary, second daughter of Captain and Mrs. George Templeton, Royal Irish Rifles, aged 12 years.

TODD -- June 16, at Bangor, Isabella Todd, dearly-beloved wife of C. Todd, late of Hillhall, Lisburn.

WARNOCK -- June 18, at The Square, Portaferry, Sarah Ann, only surviving daughter of the late William Warnock, in her 102nd year.

WHILESMITH -- June 13, at Richill Hospital, Glasgow, Herbert Newman, eldest surviving and dearly-loved son of John T. and Agnes Whitesmith, date of Rokeby, Strandtown.

YOUNG -- June 16, at his residence, Groves End, Coleraine, Hugh Young, aged 72 years.



The death took place on June 15 of Mrs. Adam Johnston, Drumrainey, Magherafelt. The deceased was interred in the family burying-ground, Knockloughrim, the funeral being large and representative. Rev. Geo. Gillespie, M.A., of whose congregation deceased was a member, officiated at the house and at tire graveside. With the sorrowing members of her family deep sympathy is felt, their bereavement.




News has been received from Winnipeg of the death from heart failure of Dr. J. J. Robinson, Warden of St. John's Theological College in that city, and formerly Dean of Belfast. Born in 1851?, the eldest son of Mr. John Robinson, proprietor of the "Daily Express," he was educated at St. Columba's College, and at Blackheath, near London, and entered Trinity College, Dublin, later, taking in 1872 his B.A. degree with First Senior Moderatorship and large gold medal in history and political economy. Having passed through the Divinity School, he was ordained in 1875 for a Curacy in London. There he met and married Henrietta Harriet, youngest daughter of a well-known London banker, Sir John Lubbock, Bart., and sister of the more famous Sir John Lubbock, who was afterwards created first Baron Avebury. Returning to Dublin in 1879, he became Curate of St. Matthias's Church, and he proceeded to his M.A. degree in the University of Dublin. In 1886 he was appointed Rector of Nun's Cress, Co. Wicklow, and three years later of Delgany, in the same county. He subsequently became Rector of Dundrum, Co. Dublin, and while there was appointed by the Archbishop of Dublin to a Canonry in Christ Church Cathedral. This Canonry he had to vacate on going to Waterford to take charge of the Cathedral parish, but was appointed immediately to a Canonry in Waterford Cathedral. Two years, later he was appointed Dean of Belfast, where the new Cathetdral of St. Anne's was in process of construction. It was largely owing to his efforts that sufficient funds were raised to complete the nave, which was consecrated during his tenure of the Deanery. While in Belfast he acted as Dean of Residence to Queen's University, and took a keen interest in the spiritual welfare of the Church of Ireland undergraduates. The claims of the Church in the Empire, and especially in Canada, made so strong an appeal to his active and enthusiastic temperament that he resigned his Deanery and took up Church work in Canada. A few year's ago the University of Winnipeg showed its appreciation of his work by conferring on him the degree of Doctor of Divinity. Last year Dr. Robinson re-visited Ireland for the last time.



Results of Matriculation Examination, Summer 1916.

The following Have passed:--


Beatty, Ann H. E.; Cahill, Patrick; Clarke, W. R ; Elliott, Margaret H.; Fisher, Margaret A.; Hill, Frederick E.; Hughes, Catherine M.; M'Conkey, Wm. G.; M'Ferran, Wm. P.; M'Knight, Elizabeth I.; Millar, Viola M.; Monson, James W.; Murphy, Joseph; Murray, Marguerita M.; O'Neill, Mary; Porter, Susan M.; Ritchie, John F.; Robinson, Cornelius P.; and Warwick, Helen L.


Alexander, Robert P.; Allen, Richard F. W. K.; Blair, Jane; Craig, John S.; Crothers, Mary J. M.; Ferguson, Margaret O. C.; Hickey, Eileen M.; Hogge, John C.; Johnston, George; Kelly, Kathleen; Kerr, Evelyn M. H.; Lyons, Robert W. S.; M'Cahon, Olive M.; M'Call, David; M'Coach, Muriel; M'Cormick, Angela N.; M'Glade, Eileen M.; M'Loughlin, Francis A.; M'Lean, Ronald A. M.: Robinson, Robert C.; Rowe, Ethel H.; Smyth, Frederick J.; and Thompson, John H.


Beattie, Mary F. R.; Brittain, Edith K.; Cowan, Henry K.; Crawford, James; Crozier, Thomas H.; Dolan, James; Dunlop, Martha L.; Dunwoody, Robert; Freeman, Jack; Frizelle, William M.; Gibson, William S.; Giles, Gerald H.; Graham, Robert S.; Hearty, Charles P.; Johnston, Robert; Johnston, William; Kirker, Ida M.; Lascelles, Walter; Lindsay, Mary C.; M'Cormack, Samuel A.; M'Curry, Arthur L.; McDaniel, Eveline; M'Glade, Joseph S.; M'Gurk, Sara; Malcomson, Samuel R.; Martin, Elizabeth M.; Meharg, Hector; Middlebrook, Nora; Morrison, Elizabeth; Morrison, William J.; Mussen, Robert W.; Porter, Mary; Puree, Agnes M.; Quin, Emily I. M.; Rea, Reginald H. T.; Russell, Eveline M. M.; Salmond, James R.; Shannon, John; Thompson, Frances C.; Verner, William; Wadsworth, George R.; and Wheeler, James R.


Anderson, Hugh; Graham, James; Kennedy, John R.; and Lindsay, James.



The combined committee for Dirraw and Rasharkin for providing comforts for the 12th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles, and acting in conjunction with the Ulster Women's Gift Fund, have collected £103 18s 5d.

Sergeant Robert Gibney, of the 5th Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers, who has been awarded the D.C.M., is an old campaigner who, served through the South African war. His parents reside at Banbrook Hill, Armagh.

The Lord Bishop of Kilmore, Ardagh, and Elphin (Right Rev. Dr. Moore) has received a telegram from the War Office intimating that his son, Lieutenant D. W. Moore, Royal Irish Rifles (Ulster Division) has been killed in action. The late officer, who was serving with the Machine Gun Corps, received his commission on the 2nd February, 1915.

Approval has been given for the appointment of Major-General W. Fry, C.V.O., C.B., Colonel West Yorkshire Regiment, as Major-General in Charge of Administration, Irish Command, in succession to Major-General Right Hon. L. B. Friend, C.B., who is leaving Ireland in order to take up another appointment.

The death occurred on 18th inst. from wounds received in action of Second-Lieutenant Francis Theodore George Corscadden, Royal Irish Rifles. He was the youngest son of Mr. T. Corscadden, Hollymount, Manorhamilton, and was twenty-seven years of age.

It is officially announced that the King has been pleased to give permission to Major W. D. Kenny, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, to wear the decoration of the Order of the Nile, third class, conferred upon him by the Sultan of Egypt in recognition of his valuable services. Major Kenny is a son of Mr. Justice Kenny, and is aide-de-camp to the Sultan of Egypt.

Amongst those who were awarded the Military Medal in the King's Birthday Honours was Sergeant R. Monaghan, son of the late Mr. George Monaghan, Carrickatee, Ballybay, and a member of the 1st Canadian contingent, who has been with the Expeditionary Force for sixteen months.

Lieutenant and Adjutant Roger Hall, 1st Battalion Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment), who was mentioned in despatches by Sir Douglas Haig for gallant and distinguished conduct in the field, is the only son of the late Captain Roger Hall, D.L., Narrowwater Castle, Warrenpoint. He obtained a commission on the outbreak of war in his father's old regiment, and has seen a good deal of active service on the Western front.

Irish Presbyterian Unit.

Rev. Samuel Hanna, minister of Berry Street Presbyterian Church, Belfast, has offered himself for service with a ministerial unit of the Irish Presbyterian Church, in response to the appeal of the General Assembly at its recent sessions in Belfast. It is proposed, if possible, to form a unit of the R.A.M.C. or A.S.C., as a unit would be accepted by the authorities, whereas individual applications might not at the moment be successful for these branches.

We understand that the following other ministers have also volunteered to join the proposed unit -- Rev. T. A. M'Elfatrick, Belturbet; Rev. W. H. Hutchinson, Cullybackey; and Rev. Robert Kelso, Second Boardmills.

Rev. E. J. M'Kee, LL.D., minister of First Ray Presbyterian Church, Manorcunningham, County Donegal, has been appointed an army chaplain, with the rank of captain. Dr. M'Kee, who will shortly, take up his new duties with the British Expeditionary Force, was engaged some time ago in Y.M.C.A. work in France, and his congregation have again loyally released him from his ministerial labours to enable him to accept this new appointment, on which he is to be heartily congratulated.

Dr. Simms at Ards.

On Sabbath morning the weekly service for the Presbyterians of the troops stationed at Newtownards, the 20th Royal Irish Rifles and the 10th Royal Irish Fusiliers, with a detachment of the 18th Royal Irish Rifles, was conducted by Rev. Dr. Major-General Simms, C.M.G., K.H.C., Principal Chaplain to the British Expeditionary Force, who is at present home on short leave. The service was held in Regent Street Presbyterian Church, the minister of which, the Rev. James Salters, M.A., who is the local Presbyterian chaplain, conducted the devotional service. Afterwards, having read as a Scripture lesson the 76th Psalm -- a soldiers' Psalm, as he styled it -- Dr. Simms, using the words, "A threefold cord is not quickly broken" (Ecclesiastes, iv. 12), gave a most interesting and informing address on "The Union Jack)" in which he sketched the history and gradual growth of Great Britain's national emblem until it assumed its present well-known and inspiring form. The band of the 10th Royal Irish Fusiliers, by kind permission of Colonel Fitzgerald, was present, and, under the able guidance of Drum-Major May, led the musical portion of the service with sweetness and much feeling.


Honour for a Queensman.

It is officially announced by the War Office that his Majesty the King has been graciously pleased to award the Victoria Cross to Captain John Alexander Sinton, M.B., Indian Medical Service,

For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty.

Although shot through both arms and through the side he refused to go to hospital, and remained as long as daylight lasted attending to his duties under very heavy fire.

In three previous actions Captain Sinton displayed the utmost bravery.

Captain J. A. Sinton is a Belfastman, and news of the great honour which has been conferred upon him will be received with the greatest satisfaction by his many friends in the city and in Lisburn, where he was brought up. He is a son of Mrs. Sinton, Ulster Villas, Lisburn Road, Belfast, and a grandson of the late Mr. John Sinton, of Ravarnett, near Lisburn, and of Mrs. Sinton, Castle Street, Lisburn. Born in 1885, he spent his boyhood days in Lisburn, where he received his preliminary education at the Nicholson Memorial School. The family afterwards came to reside in Belfast, and Captain Sinton then resumed his education at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution, and afterwards at Queen's College, and he was one of the most distinguished students of the Belfast Medical School. After a very brilliant career, during which he was a scholar for three of his undergraduate years, he graduated M.B. with honours in the autumn of 1908 in the Royal University, where he gained an exhibition and was first-class in the medicine group, first-class in the midwifery group, and second-class in the surgery group. He afterwards became house surgeon in the Royal Victoria Hospital, and subsequently Riddell demonstrator in bacteriology at Queen's University. In 1910 he took a diploma for public health. He was also a student in tropical medicine in Liverpool. He passed into the Indian Medical Service about four years ago, taking first place, and went to Mesopotamia in November last. Captain Sinton is the first medical man in Ireland to win the V.C.




During the week ending the 17th June there were shipped from the Belfast docks 4,017 cattle, as compared with 3,309 for the i corresponding week last year.

The death occurred on Sunday, in her 102nd year, of a lady named Sarah Ann Warnock, The Square, Portaferry, only surviving daughter of the late Mr. William Warnock.

A man named George M'Mullan, who had joined the Ulster Division, and was discharged owing to ill-health, was rescued from the water at Lissenduff by Mr. James Scally, of the Port Salmon Fishery.

A tragic affair occurred on Saturday when James Rice, in the employment of the Glenmore Bleachworks Company, while engaged in loading a cart with bales, fell to the ground and expired in a few minutes.

Mr. John Gill, tenor, Armagh Cathedral, has been appointed tenor lay vicar, Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, and tenor Trinity College Chapel. Mr. Gill is a member of the well-known Armagh quartet, and has been five years in Armagh.

At a largely-attended meeting, held on Saturday in Portrush, of the County Antrim National Teachers' Association, resolutions were passed appealing for an additional Treasury grant to meet the increased cost of living imposed by the war.

Newry Urban Council have raised the price of gas from four shillings and sevenpence to five shillings and threepence per thousand cubic feet, but have allowed a reduction of ten per cent. in respect of gas engines. The price of coke has been increased to £2 per ton.

At the recent examination in Monaghan of the Incorporated Society of Musicians, London, Miss Nellie Kieran, Monaghan; Miss Helen Sloan, Smithboro', and Master Maynard Barbour, Monaghan, passed with high distinction, and Master Billy Henry, Monaghan, passed with honours.

The following gentlemen, amongst others -- seven of whom were Indians -- were called to the Bar on Wednesday:-- Mr. Louis Casimir O'Doherty, fifth, son of Mr. Hugh C. O'Doherty, solicitor, Londonderry; and Mr. Thomas John Kinnear, second son of the late Mr. Alexander Kinnear, Ballybay, Co. Monaghan.

At a meeting of the Clonallon Homespun Society, held at Burren, near Warrenpoint -- Mr. M. Hourican presiding -- a letter was read from the Department of Agriculture and Technical Instruction approving of the society's scheme, and arrangements were made for the appointment of a teacher.

A sad accident occurred on Saturday afternoon at Howth, when Peter Dermot Seales, thirteen years, second son of Mr. R. M. Seales, the well-known solicitor of College Green, Dublin, fell over the cliffs in the vicinity of the Baily Lighthouse, and was instantly killed. At the time of the occurrence he was playing with comrades.

An inquest was held on Saturday into the circumstances attending the death of Mr. Robert M'Michael, a respected farmer, of Mullahinch, who died suddenly on the road near his residence on Friday. Mr. H. A. Anderson, LL.D., conducted the inquest. After evidence given by Mrs. Hanna Hunter, Miss Bella Roxborough, Mr. John M'Michael, and Dr. S. J. Bolton, the jury returned a verdict of death from heart failure.

The death occurred suddenly on Monday of Mr. George Dallas, Hollyhill, Dungiven, one of the most extensive farmers, graziers, and cattle-dealers in the North of Ireland, with a very wide connection across the Channel. He leaves a widow and family of fourteen to mourn his death. The congregation attached to Dungiven Presbyterian Church has lost a prominent member, and one who contributed generously to the various funds.

The Rev. William Jones, of Kilmore, Co. Armagh, who died on the 3rd February last, left personal estate in the United Kingdom valued at £1,016 8s 2d. The testator left £250 to the select vestry of Kilmore, provided that parish raises a sum of £50 during the year following his death, for the payment of the entire debt on the parish, and if this is not done then he left the said sum to the Representative Church Body of Ireland for the Sustentation Fund of Kilmore. The other bequests were personal.

At the annual meeting of Fermanagh Co. Council the chairman, Mr. J. M'Hugh, and the vice-chairman, Mr. J. Crozier, J.P., were re-elected unanimously. There were eight applicants for the post of rate-collector of the Irvinestown district, and by fourteen votes to twelve Mr. F. J. Meehan, Monea, was elected, his opponent being Mr. Irvine Johnston, Lisnarick, son of the deceased rate-collector. The demand from the Clogher Valley Railway Company was £152 16s 11d more than last year, and £100 more than in any previous year.

A scheme is now on foot for a very considerable extension of the Foyle Shipyard, owned by the North of Ireland Shipbuilding Company, Ltd. It is understood that the company are about to acquire a large area of property adjoining the shipyard for £10,000, the intention being to erect shipyard workers' houses, the necessity for which has been frequently referred to by the managing director, Mr. Trevisa Clarke. The first building scheme will provide for the erection of two hundred houses, as well as villa residences for managers.

There has just passed away in Lisburn a nonagenarian in the person of Mrs. Eliza Briggs, Ava Street, who had reached her ninety-sixth year. Deceased, who was the widow of the late Mr. John Briggs, was born at the Maze, and belonged to the Dickson family, who were noted for their longevity. One of her brothers died in his ninety-fifth year. Her faculties up till the last were wonderfully preserved. For some years past she had resided with her devoted grandchildren, Mr. W. J. Donnan and Miss Dorman. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church.

The half-yearly meeting of the County Down Teachers' Association was held at Newcastle, County Down -- Mr. J. O'Neill, Newry, presiding. Mr. Magill, Belfast, gave a resume of the work of the Central Executive Committee, after which the following officers were appointed for the ensuing year -- Mr. T. Stannage, Banbridge, chairman; Miss H. T. Maguire, Kilkeel, vice-chairman; Mr. T. Cahill, Tyconnett, treasurer; and Mr. J. Flanagan, Kilkeel, hon. secretary. Resolutions were adopted asking for full civil rights, the C.E.C. to observe strictly the rules of the I.N.T.O.; for monthly and increased salaries.

Speaking at Dungannon Urban Council, the Earl of Ranfurly, G.C.M.G., said that in the present war times the question to be considered by all local authorities was whether they could in some way reduce their rates. In many localities the rates seemed to have been reduced, but in Dungannon they had been assessed at the same amounts as last year. Owing to the big increase in the prices of food it was most necessary that local bodies should reduce their rates as much as possible in consonance with keeping their districts in proper trim. He hoped that the Council would keep those matters in view when making the rates in future.

The operations of the Whitecross Co-operative Creamery, Ltd., since the reconstruction of the society eighteen months ago, have been attended with a large measure of success. The statement of accounts for the year ended the 31st Dec. last shows, that the cash receipts amounted to £7,929 1s 9d, and the payments to £7,656 11s 3d, the result of the year's working being a net profit of £345 3s 7d, which, added to the sum of £142 0s 7d brought forward from 1914, gives a total of £487 4s 2d. The auditor remarks that the success of the last eighteen months reflects very great credit on the committee and manager (Mr. John M'Dermott, J.P.), and amply justifies the advice which the I.A.O.S. gave in connection with the reconstruction.


The Right Honourable H. Chaplin has taken the title of Viscounty Chaplin of Oswalds Blankney.

The Cheshire Milk Producers' Association has decided to charge for milk sent to Liverpool and Manchester 1s a gallon in July and 1s 1d for August and September, an increase of 2d on last season's prices.

Reviewing Australian troops on Salisbury Plain, Mr. Fisher said they were going to fight in a great cause, and he was inclined to say to them, like the Spartan mothers, "Come back with victory or not at all."

In view of commercial developments after the war, the National Association of Head Teachers urge increased facilities for children to go to technical and science schools and compulsory attendance at continuation classes.

Berkshire bakers have returned to an eightpenny loaf. In Liverpool the cheapest flour is now 7lb. for 1s, 1lb. more than hitherto. Wheat was 1s a quarter cheaper at Newcastle-on-Tyne. Mutton, also fell 1d a pound.

In six months Reading Workhouse officials have saved £110 on the food bill. The Board of Guardians have rejected a recommendation that they should be complimented for this, being of opinion that they have merely done their duty.

The Board of Trade "Labour Gazette" says the cost of living of the working classes has risen 40 per cent. since the commencement of the war. In Berlin, according to official returns, which must be accepted with reserve, the rise is 120 per cent.

A turtle weighing nearly a ton was landed at Penzance. It measured about 8ft. long by 4ft. broad, and was caught alive in nets off Scilly. In the same net was caught a thrasher shark, the body, of which was nearly 12ft. long, excluding the tail measurement.

The Lord Mayor of Dublin on Saturday presented the Russian medal of St. George of the third class to Private Benjamin Patrick Thorpe, R.A.M.C., for carrying supplies of food under heavy shell fire to the stretcher-bearers at the battle of the Aisne in Sept., 1914.

As Mr. Justice Pim will be engaged on the Commission which is to sit in England to try prisoners under detention there in connection with the Irish rebellion, the Lord Chancellor has appointed Serjeant Matheson to go as a Judge on circuit at the ensuing Summer Assizes.

At a meeting of dairy farmers at Chester Mr. James Sadler (Crewe) announced that any Irish labourers coming over to Great Britain for employments either on farms or in any other capacity, would not come under the Military Service Act, and would not be liable to be called upon for service.

Ignatius T. T. Lincoln, ex-Liberal M.P. for Darlingaon [sic], was committed for trial at Bow Street Police Court, London, on Monday, on charges of forging documents purporting to be signed by Mr. Benjamin Seebohm Rowntree and Mr. Alfred Douglas, and obtaining £1,750 and £150 in respect of them from moneylenders.

Surgeon George Bassett Moon, who was killed on board Admiral Beatty's flagship, the Lion, by a shell during the Jutland fight, was the eldest son of Dr. George D. Moon, a native of Dungannon (Co. Tyrone), and grandson of the late Mr. George Moon, Castle Hill House, Dungannon, who was closely identified with the civic life of that town. The deceased officer was 6ft. 1in. in height, and was a noted athlete.

A disastrous fire occurred on Sunday morning at the Imperial Hotel, Lime Street, Liverpool, one of the best-known commercial hostelries in the centre of the city. At the time there were twenty members of the staff and over a dozen visitors in the hotel. The outbreak apparently broke out in the shaft on the fifth floor, and was the rear part of the premises overl---- [--?--] John's Market. The foire burned [for a] considerable time, but the brigade succeeded in getting it under control in about an hour. The bed-rooms in the part of the hotel involved were occupied by members of the hotel staff and visitors. Three persons were killed and eleven injured.


Over 11,000 letters of condolence for the death of Lord Kitchener were received by the British Consulate in Madrid.

According to advices from Constantinople, the Turks are brutally driving away from their homes the Greek population along the Black Sea coast, west of Trebizond, on the pretext that they are saving the Ottoman Greeks from the dangers of Russian invasion.

Travellers arriving in Switzerland from Germany state that the winter rye crop has been almost entirely ruined by heavy rains, which have continued in many districts for four or five weeks. Unless the weather improves speedily the wheat crop is also bound to suffer serious damage.

The first train of coal from the Udi coalfields in Southern Nigeria has reached Port Harcourt -- the sea terminus of the railway, and 150 miles by rail from the fields. The Udi coalfields are of great extent, and the quality of the coal promises to be better than was at first anticipated.

The Amsterdam "Telegraaf" learns that the German military authorities at Roulers have condemned the whole population to remain indoors from two p.m. until eight a.m. for three weeks, because a citizen was found guilty of giving food to Russian prisoners of war employed by the Germans on agricultural work near Roulers.

German-Americans, on whose votes, the decision in the American Presidential elections may rest, are for the most part publicly on the side of Mr. Hughes, says the "Cologne Gazette." The paper adds -- "They now have an opportunity of paying President Wilson back for his false and hypocritical neutrality and for his unheard of attacks on their American nationality."

In consequence of the strike of Melbourne bakers, who refused to work at night, the Victoria Government has issued an appeal to farmers to supply men, if necessary, in order to protect the export trade and to assure the bread supply' of the people. The dispute may involve the lumpers who are engaged in discharging coal for the night baking establishments, as well as other workers, numbering in all about 1,000.

According to the "Cologne Gazette" the Finance Committee of the Prussian Upper Chamber has unanimously decided, at the request of the Government, to restore the original Budget. The Government proposed new taxation for the duration which was estimated to yield 100 million marks (£5,000,000) yearly, but the Diet only voted this taxation for one year.

Speaking at Johannesburg on Tuesday night Sir Abe Bailey said -- "Just before I left England I asked Lord Kitchener how things were going. Lord, Kitchener replied, 'Well! the Germans are now in a much more serious position than people think, especially in the interior. They remind me of a prize fighter who is staggering and dazed. If they give me what I want I will give them the knock-out blow.' "



The death took place on Tuesday afternoon, after a short illness, of Mr. James M'Ilroy, J.P., Banbridge. The deceased gentleman, who carried on an extensive business as a merchant in Rathfriland Street, was a member of the old Town Commissioners, and subsequently of the Banbridge Urban Council, for upwards of forty years, and was chairman of the latter body for successive years. He was one of the principal promoters of the Portadown and Banbridge joint water scheme, and was also a member of the Joint Water-Board since its inception. He was also a member of the Banbridge Technical Instruction and Free library Committees, Old-age Pensions and School Attendance Committees, the Banbridge Agricultural Society and the Banbridge Burial Board, and was in addition a director of the Banbridge Gasworks Company. About eight years ago he was appointed by the Lord Chancellor to the commission of the peace for the County of Down. In politics the late Mr. M'Ilroy was a staunch Unionist, and was a member of the West Down Unionist Association, and also of the Ulster Unionist Council. He was district master of Banbridge district of the Orange Order. In religion he was a devoted adherent of the Reformed Presbyterian Church, and a regular worshipper in the congregation at Loughbrickland. His wife predeceased him...




The Agricultural Show at Ballymena on Wednesday was a great success, there being records in entries and attendance. Prizes were provided which amounted in value to over £850.

In the cups and special prize list, Mr. Langford M'Farlane, Crumlin, won the Morton Challenge Cup for the best brood mare calculated to produce hunters or harness horses; the O'Neill Challenge Cup for the best brood mare suitable for agricultural purposes was carried off by Mr. John Ferguson, Templepatrick; Messrs. Donaldson Bros., Emyvale, Monaghan, won the Caruth Challenge Cup, value 30 guineas, for the best hunter, mare or gelding; Mr. Jack M'Cay, Clough, won the Smiley Challenge Cup, which was given for the best gelding or filly suitable for saddle; Mr. John Petticrew, Broughshane, won the M'Watters Cup offered for the best gelding or filly bred in Ireland suitable for harness; Mr. J. C. Moody, Ballybarry, secured the Kerr-Smiley Cup given for the best colt, gelding, or filly, suitable for agricultural purposes; and in the cattle section specials were won by Mr. John Wallace, Dunloy; Mr. H. Walsh, Kinley, Dungannon; Mr. James C. Welsh, Ballymena; Sir Robt. Anderson, Belfast; Mr. David White, Aughafatten.

First prizes were won in the horse sections by Messrs. H. & S. Boal, Ballymena; Herbert Erskine, Muckamore; Langford M'Farlane, Crumlin; Robert Gregg, Lower Broughshane; John Ferguson, Templepatrick; James Gourley, Crossgar; Hugh A. M'Alister, Ballycastle; James Milling, Comber; Donaldson Bros., Emyvale; Wm. M'Kay, Dervock; John Crawford, Moorfields; Jack M'Cay, Clough; Thomas Wilson, Broughshane; Samuel S. Owens, Glenwherry; R. & W. Ewing, Belfast; Robt. Gregg, Ballymena; Alex. Stuart, Glarryford; Jas. White, Broughshane; John Petticrew, Broughshane; David Sloan, Cloughmills; Wm. M'Convey, Belfast; Jas. Gourley, Crossgar; Jas. M'Caw, Bushmills; Jas. Fullerton, jun., Bushmills; John M'Robert, J.P., Rademon, Crossgar; John Ferguson, Silversprings; John C. Moody, Muckamore; Thos. Stuart, Ballymoney; J. & S. Glass, Ballycastle; and Mrs. Richard Thompson, Broughshane; and Mrs. S. Petticrew, Broughshane.

In the cattle classes first prizes were won by the Dowager Lady Smiley, Messrs. John Wallace, Dunloy; W. J. Blackstock, Coagh; Hugh M'Kay, Ahoghill; Hugh Simpson, Portglenone; Thos. J. Crawford, Tullybogue; Jas. Sayers, Killagan; Jas. Kernohan, Cullybackey; John Crawford, Moorfields; G. L. Young, Randalstown; John Jamieson, Coleraine; Wm. Arthur, Limavady; Sir Robert Anderson, Belfast; James Smith, Broughshane; Jas. Carson Welsh, Ballymena; Jas. Martin, Cullybackey; D. Patterson, Coleraine; Jas. Simpson, Galgorm; D. Patterson, Coleraine; Saml. Evans, Cullybackey.

First prizes for sheep were won by Lord O'Neill, Rev. R. J. M'Ilmoyle, Dervock; Messrs. A. J. Pilkington, Parkmore; Thos. S. Stott, Cloughmills; F. S. Henderson, Templepatrick; David White, Tecloy; Angus M'Leod, Cloughmills; T. M. Owens, Glenwherry; David White, Aughafatten; Thos. Rush, Ballynahinch; Jas. O'Hare, Dromara; David M'Cosh, Broughshane; Hill C. Smith, Ballymoney; and John R. Wiley.

First prizes for swine were won by Messrs. Wm. R. M. Boyd, Muckamore; Thos. Cumming, Ballymena; Wm. Smyth, Broughshane; and Jas. Finlay, Kilraughts.

The exhibits in the poultry section numbered about 300, the classes including Dorkings, Orpingtons, Plymouth Rocks, Wyandottes, Leghorns, Minorcas, Sussex, Old English and Irish game, &c. The first prize winners were -- Miss E. M'Cleare, Mrs. R. Henry, Mrs. R. Roe, Miss Fielding, Rev. E. O'Brien, Dr. J. C. Prior Kennedy; Messrs. J. A. and M. F. Smyth, W. Mayne, F. M'Neill, J. C. Craig, J. Gibson, W. Barriskill, W. W. Argent, J. Devins, W. Brown, D. Kennedy, W. J. Hood, J. F. Warden, D. J. M'Neill. E. J. Tighe, J. Woods, J. R. Hillis, J. Smith, A. M'Donald.

The horse-jumping and driving competitions attracted a lot of attention, and the first prize winners were Mrs. John M'Watters, Belfast; Messrs. C. M'Connell, Ballymena; Donaldson Bros., Emyvale; R. W. Ewing, Belfast; Jas. R. Jackson, Coleraine; and Thos. Wilson, Broughshane.


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The Witness - Friday, 30 June 1916


FAYLE -- June 27, William Cowan Heron (Cowan), only son of Hugh Sinton and Agnes Lyons Fayle, Ballyvicnacally N.S., Dromore, County Down. Funeral to First Dromore Presbyterian Churchyard to-day (Friday), 30th inst., at 2-30 p.m.

ALLEN -- June 21, at her sister's residence, Adelaide Avenue, Coleraine, Margaret Elizabeth, loving wife of James Allen.

AYLMER -- June 25, at 767, Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Canada, Annie Hall (nee "Dot" Shillington), wife of H. U. Paget Aylmer.

BLACK -- June 25, at his residence, 31, Scotch Street, Armagh, William James, husband of Sarah Black.

BROWN -- June 24, William Gardner Brown, formerly of Kells, County Antrim.

DALES -- June 24, at her residence, Bresagh, Boardmills, Mary Jane, eldest daughter of the late James Rea Dales.

DAVIS -- June 18, at the Adelaide Hospital, Dublin, Sarah Jane, dearly-loved wife of William Davis, 12, Ranelagh Avenue, Dublin.

DEMPSEY -- June 24, at his residence, Clanmalier, Aghadowey, Patrick Joseph Dempsey, J.P., D.L., late Lieut.-Colonel R.A.M.C.

EAKIN -- June 22, at his residence, Dromalane, Newry, Annie Kildare, widow of the late Wm. Bakin, Ashton, Newry.

FALLOON -- Jane 24, at Montalto, Southwell Road, Bangor, John Falloon, formerly of Belfast and Ballyleany, Co. Armagh.

FLEETWOOD -- June 26, at Soldiers' Home, Holywood, Henrietta Elizabeth, daughter of the late Thomas Falkner Fleetwood, Grosvenor Road, Dublin.

HART -- June 22, at his late residence, Bluefield, Carrickfergus, William Hart.

HERRON -- June 27, at her residence, Ringcreevy, Mary Herron, widow of the late Thomas Herron.

HOUSTON -- June 23, at his residence, Broughshane, Ballymena, John Houston.

IRWIN -- June 26, at Grouse Lodge, Drumkeerin, Mary Anne, beloved wife of Wm. Irwin, aged sixty years.

KENNEDY -- June 18, at 2, West View, Blackhill, Co. Durham, Rev. David Kennedy, B.A., Curate of St. Aidan's, Blackhill, aged 55 years.

KENNEDY -- June 23, at her residence, Canal View, Newport, Hillsborough, Agnes, wife of Robert Kennedy.

KIRKPATRICK -- June 26, at her residence, Ballylane, Markethill, Jane Kirkpatrick, second sister of the late Rev. J. G. Kirkpatrick, B.A., formerly minister of Dunluce Presbyterian Church, in the Coleraine Presbytery, aged 88 years.

KNOX -- June 22, at his residence, High Street, Ballymoney, James Knox, in his 95th year.

LAWTHER -- June 27, at Clady House, Dunadry, James Lawther, of Red Wing, Minnesota, U.S.A.

MARTIN -- June 22, at his residence, Hillcrest, Bloomfield, William John Martin, late secretary Belfast Ropework Company, Ltd.

MASON -- June 26, at his residence, 159, Cromac Park Terrace, Ormeau Road, Belfast, William Mason (of the Bank Buildings), in his 59th year.

M'ALLEN -- June 26, at The Terrace, Monaghan, Alexander M'Allen, late manager of Provincial Bank, Monaghan.

PATTERSON -- June 23, at Rubicorn, Lisburn, Mary Craig, in her 77th year, widow of the late William Patterson, Lochside, Hamilton.

PRESTON -- June 26, at 12, Mulgrave Terrace, Kingstown, Annie, dearly-beloved wife of Frank Preston, late of Dromore, Co. Down.

PURDON -- June 21, at Cornwall Villa, Holywood, Constance, wife of Harry Purdon.

QUIREY -- June 27, at his residence, Brook Street, Coleraine, William Dickson Quirey.

REID -- June 22, at his residence, Ballymullen, Lisburn, John Reid.

ROBINSON -- June 24, at 9, Upper Crescent, Belfast, Sarah, widow of the late William Robinson, Portaferry.

ROSS -- June 28, at his residence, Dromore, Glarryford, Robert Ross.

ROTHWELL -- June 22, at Derry, Margaretta R. Rothwell, daughter of the late Richard Rothwell, R.H.A.

ROWAN-LEGG -- June 22, at his residence, Ottawa, Canada, Edward Rowan-Legg, younger son of Commander Edward Rowan, R.N., late of Carrickfergus.

SIMMONS -- June 22, at her residence, Tullydraw, Donaghmore, Tyrone, Mary Elizabeth, the beloved wife of Richard Simmons.

SIMPSON -- June 27 (suddenly), at his residence, Drumbroneth, Dromore, William Hugh Simpson.

SLOANE -- June 24, at Moy, County Tyrone, Annie Sloane, widow of the late James Sloane, J.P., and mother of the late Major Cecil Balfour Phipson, aged 92 years.

SMITH -- Suddenly, at Glasgow, James Smith, of 6, Greemount Terrace, Ballyclare.

SMYTH -- June 25, at her husband's residence, Union place, Dungannon, Margaret, wife of Samuel Smyth, cattle dealer.

TYRRELL -- June 26, at Tyrella House, Banbridge, Anna W., fourth daughter of the late George Tyrrell, Esq., M.D., Banbridge.

In Memoriam

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



Sincere regret will be felt by many at the death of Mr. William John Martin, Hillcrest, Bloomfield, who was formerly of the Great Northern Railway, and afterwards secretary of the Belfast Ropework Company. Deceased for over twenty years had charge of one of the important departments in the Great Northern Railway Office, and in that position came largely in contact with the trading public, the members of which recognised the marked ability with which he discharged his arduous duties. While he was in the service of the railway company, the position of secretary to the Belfast Ropework Co., Ltd., became vacant, and Mr. Martin applying for the post, was selected out of over one hundred applicants. His duties here were exceedingly important, as those who know anything of the concern, with its business transactions embracing both hemispheres, will realise, and these he discharged in his careful, capable manner, until, in consequence of his health breaking down, he was, after nine years' service, obliged to retire. From both the Great Northern Railway Company and the directors of the Ropeworks Mr. Martin was given on his retirement suitable recognitions for his services. For over a couple of years Mr. Martin enjoyed a rest, and when fully restored to health was again restless for business life, and with the position of secretary to the Belfast Wholesale Merchants and Manufacturers' Association becoming vacant, he was selected from many candidates, and appointed to the position, and many of the city merchants know of the important services rendered during the eight years devoted to their interests. Mr. Martin was a member of the Presbyterian community, and, for many years devoted his leisure to the evangelistic and Sabbath-school work in connection with the congregation of Linenhall Street and the Central Presbyterian Association. Of the latter body he was a member from its foundation.

The funeral of the deceased took place on Saturday, and although of a private character was largely attended. The interment was at Ballylesson, and the funeral arrangements were satisfactorily carried out by Messrs. Melville & Co., Ltd., Townsend Street.

It is announced that the late Mr. Martin bequeathed £300 to the First Ballymacarrett Presbyterian Church, of which he was a member, towards the cost of providing an organ, and in addition £100 for other objects in connection with the congregation.




The death occurred on Saturday of Mr. W. G. Brown, the landlord of the village of Kells and district.

At Omagh Quarter Sessions Judge Linehan, K.C., gave a decree for £20 in the case of Mr. Andrew Gallagher for the malicious burning of four tons of hay at Moyle, Newtownstewart.

The Hon. Lady Northland has arrived at Northland House, Dungannon, this being her first visit to the family seat since her husband, Captain the Hon. Viscount Northland, was killed in action near La Bassee in February, 1915.

The medical officership of Downpatrick Union Workhouse, rendered vacant by the death of Dr. Nelson after forty-two years' service, has been filled by the temporary appointment, at a salary of £120 per annum, of Dr. J. J. Murray, dispensary medical officer, Downpatrick.

The death occurred in Broughshane on Friday last of Mr. John Houston, an ex-member of the Antrim County Council for the Glenarm Division, and for a quarter of century a member of the Ballymena Poor-law Board, and for three sessions a member of the Rural District Council.

At the examination held this month by the London College of Music at Belfast, Miss Sara Lynd Gillespie, Glenbank, Anahilt, Hillsborough, obtained a first-class pass in the primary section of pianoforte playing. She was a pupil of Miss L. Dunwoodie, The Laurels, Cargycreevy, Ballynahinch.

Leo Tomney, aged 16, second son of Mr. Owen Tomney, hotel proprietor, Moy, Co. Tyrone, was the victim of a distressing shooting accident on Saturday. While rabbit-shooting at four o'clock, in the morning the fowling-piece which he was carrying discharged, and the entire contents lodged in his right groin, and inflicted a serious wound.

The funeral took place on Saturday last of Mr. James Knox, High Street, Ballymoney's oldest resident, who had reached his ninety-sixth year. For almost thirty years the late Mr. Knox collected the Grand Jury cess for portion of the barony of Upper Dunluce, including the town of Ballymoney, which position he held until the office was abolished by the passing of the Local Government Act.

At the half-yearly meeting of the trustees and managers of the Londonderry Savings Bank, Mr. J. A. Williams, the actuary, reported that the receipts for the half-year ending 20th May last amounted to £39,951 7s 8d, and the payments to £32,795 12s 9d, being an increase of £7,155 14s 11d since the annual report submitted in November last. The total funds now amounted to £276,973 6s 10d, the number of depositors being 5,460.

The death is announced of Mrs. Annie Sloane, Moy, County Tyrone, daughter of Sarah Carlile, of Culrevog -- who was a sister of James Carlile, D.D., of Belfast and London (cousin of the Rev. Dr. Herman Carlile, of Southampton) -- and formerly the wife of Clement M'Coan, for some years member of Parliament for County Wicklow. On the second marriage of the deceased lady with Mr. James Sloane, J.P., she returned to Moy, where she has been widely endeared by her abounding generosity, helpfulness, and sympathy.

The remains of the late Mr. J. M'Ilroy, J.P., were removed from his late residence, Bell Villa, Banbridge, on the 22nd inst., for interment in Loughbrickland Churchyard. The cortege was both large and representative, and bore striking testimony to the esteem in which the deceased was held. Following the chief mourners were the members of the Banbridge Urban Council, of which body deceased had been a member for many years. Floral tributes were sent by the members of the Urban Council, and also by the members of the Orange Institution, of which the deceased was District Master. The Rev. Mr. M'Farlane, of Newry, conducted a brief but impressive service in deceased's residence, and also officiated at the graveside.

A young farmer named Henry Caulfield, of Mullinvan, Brookeborough, is at present lying in the Monaghan County Hospital suffering from serious wounds alleged to have been inflicted by revolver shots. From information gleaned by the police it would seem that Caulfield, the only occupant of the house, was retiring for the night when he heard noises in the house. He procured a light, and was immediately confronted by a man who had evidently been concealed in the house, and was well known to Caulfield. From a revolver he let bang several shots at Caulfield, two of which took serious effect. The injured man was able to follow his assailant towards a neighbour's house, but the man subsequently escaped, and so far has evaded arrest.

Mrs. Elizabeth Nelson died at her residence, Ramelton Road, Letterkenny, on Thursday week last. Widow of the late Mr. Henry Nelson, deceased was the only surviving child of the late Rev. Dr. Oliver Leitch, who for upwards of half-a-century was the minister of Second Presbyterian Church, Letterkenny. The funeral to Gortlee Graveyard on Saturday provided testimony of the respect in which the deceased was held. The funeral service was conducted by the Rev. Ross Millar, Second Letterkenny, and Rev. Dr. Wallace, Ramelton, the other clergymen present being Rev. Wm. Logan, M.A., First Letterkenny, and Rev. Mr. Hoffman, curate of Conwal. The chief mourners were -- Masters Frank, Maurice, and Davo Gailey, Letterkenny (cousins), Messrs. A. J. Gailey and J. R Hamilton, solicitor, Ballymoney.

At a meeting of the proprietors of drained or improved land in the drainage district of Lough Neagh (comprising portions of the counties of Antrim, Armagh, Down, Londonderry, and Tyrone), held in the County Courthouse, Belfast, for the purpose of electing trustees for the maintenance of the drainage works during the ensuing three years, the following gentlemen were elected -- Captain A. M. Armstrong, D.L., Culrea House, Kilrea; Mr. H. D. M. Barton, J.P., The Bush, Antrim; Mr. J. C. Boyle, J.P., Armagh; Colonel S. A. M. Bruce, Ballyscullion Park, Bellaghy; Major Maxwell A. Close, Drumbanagher, Newry; Mr. Edward Cowdey, Summer Island, Loughgall; Sir Thomas Dixon, Bart., Luttrelstown, Dublin; Mr. Arthur D. Gaussen, J.P., Ballyronan House, Magherafelt; Mr. Henry A. Johnston, J.P., Kilmore, Richhill; Mr. Herbert Cecil Malcolm, Lurgan; Mr. J. B. Gunning-Moore, D.L., Coolnafranky, Cookstown; Colonel C. E. M'Clintock, D.L., Glendarragh, Crumlin; Captain John Richardson, J.P., Trew, Moy; Mr. Andrew G. Sloan, Ballyworkan House, Portadown; and Mr. George L. Young, J.P., Randalstown.


A Petrograd telegram says that 400 lives were lost as a result of the mining of the passenger steamer Mercury in the Black Sea.

The complications in Mexico are causing much distress at the Vatican. The Pope is deeply grieved at the possibility of seeing practically the whole world at war.

It has been discovered that several tons of copper were concealed in the cargo of the German steamer Eras, which was torpedoed by a submarine and sunk in the Kattegat.

In order to provide money for the interest on war loans, the Hungarian Parliament has been asked to approve a number of new taxes and the raising of some present duties. The principal new tax will be levied on property, comprising capital and possessions of almost every kind.

All the administrations of German military hospitals and prisons kitchens have received an order to collect the grounds of coffee, which will be dried and, after scientific treatment, used as fodder for cattle, &c. Other extracts from dried coffee grounds, it is added, can be used for human food.

Continuous cold weather, accompanied by heavy rainstorms, is causing much apprehension in Austria-Hungary with regard to the new harvest. According to a Berne message, the newspapers are already admitting that at best only an average harvest can be expected, and that only if the weather improves.

The Berlin Municipality has decided to arrange for the communal feeding of the population. The first kitchen will be opened on July 10, and the whole scheme, when completed, will cost 2,000,000 marks (£100,000). All preparations have been made for the daily distribution of nearly 7,000 bushels of food during the summer.


Russian is to be taught next term at twenty-seven English provincial schools.

Alexandra Rose Day at Liverpool realised £3,000. The previous highest figure was £2,000.

Fifty thousand eggs were involved in a fire at the stores shed of the Canadian Hospital, Cliveden.

Mr. Bruce Ismay has resigned his position as a director of the International Mercantile Marine Company, which controls the White' Star Line.

Speaking at Norwich Mr. G. H. Roberts, M.P., said the military tribunals were the best form of local authority that could be set up for the purpose in view.

It is officially announced that women who have shown bravery under fire may, on the recommandation of a commander-in-chief, be awarded the military medal.

The great vine at Hampton Court Palace which was planted in 1768, is now bearing over 500 bunches of grapes, after the completion of the thinning out process.

Bishop Brindle, D.S.O., late Roman Catholic Bishop of Nottingham, died on Tuesday at Mount St. Mary's College, near Sheffield where he had been on a visit since March.

The Exchequer returns from April 1st to June 24th show -- Receipts, £67,962,628; expenditure, £408,545,106. In the corresponding period last year the receipts were £50,266,599; expenditure, £248,004,296.

The Marquis of Hartington has been adopted at a meeting' of the East Derbyshire Unionist Committee as Coalition candidate to succeed Colonel Marland Bowden, the sitting member, who has decided to retire.

Sir Edward Carson has been asked by the Imperial Merchant Service to include the mercantile marine in his notice of motion that the franchise should be conferred on all sailors and soldiers serving during the war.

The Cunard Company shareholders have passed resolutions authorising an increase of capital following the purchase of the Commonwealth and Dominion Line, Limited, and an increase of directors from twelve to eighteen.

An important alteration of the new licence duty of 6d per gallon on petrol permits was announced in the House of Commons on Monday. When the petrol is to be used for commercial vehicles the tax will be remitted.

Miss Isabella Faraday, a descendant of Michael Faraday,, the scientist, has died at Kirkby Stephen. Miss Faraday founded the Michael Faraday Homes near Warlingham, Surrey, where over 100 old people are housed.

Mr. Hughes, the Australian Premier, who is now on his homeward voyage, has acquired a fleet of fifteen ships in order that the bringing over of Australian products, including wheat, shall not be hampered by the shipping shortage.

The Army Council, acting under the Defence of the Realm Regulations, gives notice that the insurance of raw wool grown on sheep in Great Britain and Ireland during this season is not an offence against Regulation 30a, which forbids dealings in war material.

The King has been graciously pleased to approve the appointment of his Grace the Duke of Devonshire, K.G., to be Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Dominion of Canada in succession to Field-Marshal H.R.H. the Duke of Connaught and Strathearn.

A Proclamation published in the "London Gazette" fixes July 1 as a Bank holiday throughout the United Kingdom. The day, as has already been announced, will not be observed as a general holiday, the banks being closed at the request of the bankers to enable their staff to cope with extra work.

A proclamation prohibits the importation of commercial motor cars and chassis, accessories, and parts of such cars, as from 6th July. Licences will be given where it is desirable in the national interest to import cars or parts. The importation of yeast and vacuum cleaners is also prohibited.

The Duke of Devonshire on Saturday unveiled a village cross offered by Mr. F. C. Arkwright to the Derbyshire village which at a given date had sent the greatest number of men to the colours in proportion to its population. The honour goes to Barrow-on-Trent, near Derby, with a percentage of 30.91.

The King has awarded the Edward Medal of the First Class to James Burt and Arthur Frankland, also the Edward Medal of the Second Class to Duncan M'Polland, on account of their gallant conduct on the occasion of an explosion which occurred at the works of the Nobel Explosives Company, Ardeer, on July 30, 1915.

The Lincolnshire Agricultural Society's prizes to labourers who have brought up and placed out the greatest number of children have this year been awarded as follows -- First prize (£4), George Bradley, of Ulceby, thirteen children born and brought up, twelve placed out; second prize, George Myers, of New Leake, Boston, twelve born, brought up, and placed out.

Mr. and Mrs. Sherwood, of Twyford, Berks, the parents of Alfred Thomas Sherwood, A.B., who was reported lost on H.M.S. Queen Mary on the occasion of the recent naval battle, now learn that he is alive and well and prisoner of war in Germany. Sherwood had a miraculous escape from death, as when the magazine of his ship exploded he was blown a considerable distance into the sea, without injury.

Mr. Lloyd George, in reply to Mr. Hogge, stated in Parliament that the question of the area in the Carlisle district where the Board of Control had decided to acquire the licensed trade, including the breweries, was under consideration. Sir G. Younger asked whether there was any estimate of the cost of this transaction. Mr. Lloyd George said there was, but it would not be wise to state it while the valuation was in progress.

Mr. Pemberton Billing, M.P., giving evidence before the Air Committee, in London, instanced several cases of extraordinary promotion in the Flying Corps of officers who had little practical experience of flying. The Government had failed miserably to produce anything like the effective machines turned out by the private constructors of the country. The Royal Aircraft Factory, Mr. Billing asserted, had resulted in a dead loss of £5,000,000 in five years.

The Wilson Line, Hull, has received a telegram from the British Vice-Consul at Hammerfest, informing them that their steamer Sappho sank in the White Sea on May 17. Sealers tried to save the vessel, but the weather was too bad. The Sappho was caught in ice while on a voyage from Archangel in December last. The crew abandoned the ship, and twenty-two men, including the master, perished. Three reached the mainland after terrible privations, and were sent home.

The movement in favour of constructing a Channel tunnel between England and France is being revived, and the question is to be raised in the House of Commons at an early date. Mr. A. Fell has laid a resolution on the table to the effect that the war has demonstrated the great advantage a railway tunnel beneath the Channel would have been to this country and the Allies, and that the time has arrived for the Government to support the proposal, so that the final plans may be prepared and powers obtained to proceed with the work as soon as the war is over.



The death occurred on Friday last in Dublin of Mr. John Joseph Whyte, D.L., of Loughbrickland, a member of one of the most distinguished families of County Down. Mr. Whyte, who was eighty-nine years of age, married in 1855 Ellen Mary, daughter of Mr. Thomas Laffan Kelly, of Dublin. His wife died two years later, leaving one daughter of the union. In 1892, when he was appointed High Sheriff for the county, he married Caroline, daughter of Mr. George Ryan, of Inch House, County Tipperary.

The history of the family is interesting. Nicholas Whyte married a sister of Thomas Butler, prior of Kilmainham and a Knight Hospitaller of St. John of Jerusalem, and by her was the father of Maurice Whyte, the Lancastrian, which title he gained from having served under the three kings of the House of Lancaster. In 1418 Maurice was the Prior of Kilmainham, led 2,000 Irish to assist at the siege of Rouen, and was afterwards appointed Governor of Montaine under Henry VI. A great-great-grandson of Maurice's was Sir Nicholas Whyte, of Leixlip, Governor of the Castle of Wexford, who was appointed Master of the Rolls of Ireland in 1572.



Nurse Mentioned in Despatches.

Miss Edith Mary Moore, sister, Queen Alexandra s Imperial Military Nursing Service, who was mentioned in despatches by General Sir John Maxwell, K.C.B., in connection with the operations in Egypt, is a daughter of the late Mr. John Moore, of the firm of Moore Bros., shipowners, Belfast, and of Mrs. Moore, now of 108, Eglantine Avenue. Sister Moore received her training in the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, and entered the Royal Military Nursing Staff, so that prior to the war she was a Queen Alexandra Royal Military Nurse. Sister Moore's name is on the roll of honour of Elmwood Presbyterian Church, to which her family belong.

The funeral of the late Lieutenant John H. Davis, R.A.M.C., senior medical officer of the Reading Military Hospital, who died as the result of injuries, sustained in a motor cycle accident, took police on Saturday to the City Cemetery, Belfast, with full military honours. The deceased was the elder son of the late Mr. Robert Davis, Antrim Road, Belfast. The chief mourners were Dr. W. C. Davis (Liverpool), brother; Messrs. Wm. Minnis and James Minnis, uncles; Messrs. William Minnis and James Minnis, nephews; and Rev. H. Waterworth and Mr. Richard Minnis, cousins. At the graveside an impressive service was conducted by Rev. H. Waterworth and Rev. James Pyper.

Lieut.-Colonel A. Maxwell, 8th London Regiment, awarded the D.S.O., is son of the late Mr. Wm. Maxwell, Dublin, and brother-in-law of Mr. R. M. Jones, headmaster Academical Institution, Belfast.

Lieutenant J. M. M'Alery, Flying Officer (observer) Royal Flying Corps, has been appointed a flying officer. He is a son of the late Rev. John M'Alery, B.A., of Ballycarry, and of Mrs. J. C. Campbell, Moyallen, Annadale, Belfast.

Flight Sub-Lieutenant E. Dickey, who has just received a commission in the Royal Naval Air Service, is the youngest son of the late Professor Dickey, M'Crea Magee College, Derry. He joined the service last year.

Major Viscount Crichton's Fate.

The fate of Major Viscount Crichton, of the Horse Guards, reported a prisoner of war since November, 1914, has at last been cleared up through the American Embassy in Berlin. The body has been found, and re-interred in the cemetery at Werwick Nord. Major Crichton was the eldest son of the late Earl of Erne, Crom Castle, Newtownbutler, Grand Master of the Orange Institution. As A.D.C. to. Sir Geo. White, he took part in the defence of Ladysmith. It was after the disappearance of Viscount Crichton that his father, the fifth Earl of Erne, died, and the Viscount's son, now nine years of age, is the present bearer of the title. The young Earl's mother is a daughter of the first Duke of Westminster.


The death is announced of Second-Lieut. William Brabazon Owens, Royal Engineers, who passed away at his parents residence, Hazeldene, Limerick, after an operation for peritonitis. Deceased was educated at Campbell College, Belfast, and Trinity College, Dublin, obtaining his commission on 16th October, 1915.


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