The Witness - Friday, 1 June 1917

Killed in Action

SMYTH -- Previously reported missing, now officially reported killed in action on 1st July, 1916, Corporal David Patterson Smyth, 9th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, second son of the late D. P. Smyth, and of Mrs. Smyth, Newtownstewart, Co. Tyrone.


AGAR -- May 26, at The Mall, Downpatrick, Susan, youngest daughter of the late Adam Agar, Magherahinch, House, Moira.

AGNEW -- May 26, at his residence, Irish Street, Downpatrick, Robert A. Agnew, Flesher.

BAMFORD -- May 29, at his residence, Limebrook Cottage, Bangor, Charles, the loved husband of Mary J. Bamford.

BASHFORD -- May 28, at her residence, Sheil's Institution, Carrickfergus, Susannah Bashford.

BURGESS -- May 26, at her residence, Ballygowan, Margaret, relict of the late Robert Burgess.

DE WIND -- May 27, at Kinvara, Comber, Louise Margaret De Wind, fourth daughter of Margaret J. De Wind and the late Arthur Hughes De Wind.

FORDE -- May 28, at his residence, Mullentine, Portadown, David Forde, eldest son of the late David Forde.

GILMORE -- May 29, at his residence, Rubane, Kirkcubbin, Robert Gilmore.

GILMORE -- May 30, at her residence, Drumnacanvey, Portadown, Elizabeth, widow of the late John Gilmore.

LAWSON -- May 24, at her residence, The Crann, Tullyroan, Adelaide, widow of the late W. J. F. Lawson.

LECKY -- May 27, at her residence, Battlehill, Portadown, Mary Lecky, aged 90 years.

MAY -- May 23, at her residence, Drumlellun, Portadown, Annie, the beloved wife of Jas. May.

M'CONNELL -- May 25, at Cherryvalley, Crumlin, John Henry M'Connell (late Irish Land Commissioner).

M'DONALD -- May 26, at Cranagill, Annaghmore, Co. Armagh, John Robinson M'Donald, J.P., aged 74 years.

M'MILLIN -- May 29, at her father's residence, Irish Quarter South, Carrickfergus, Alicia, the beloved wife of George M'Millin.

NIXON -- May 29 (suddenly), at Northland Arms Hotel, Dungannon, John Nixon, of 9, Grasmere Gardens, Belfast.

PARKS -- May 27, at the Infirmary, Lurgan, Joseph Parks.

RANKIN -- May 26, at his residence, Cloughorr House, Portrush, John Rankin, aged 67 years.

SHAW -- May 28, at Loretto, Ward Avenue, Bangor, Jerrald Ernest, infant son of Second-Lieutenant E. H. and Gertrude Shaw.

SMITH -- May 29, at Rosetta Villas, Ormeau Road, Belfast Adam Smith (formerly of Tannaghmore, Ballymena).

THORNTON -- May 26, Alexander Thornton, Newcastle.

WILSON -- May 29, at her residence, Dunturkey, Ballynure, Mary, relict of the late John Wilson.

In Memoriam

BALLANCE -- In memory of Thomas, our loving and beloved brother, who passed to the Higher Life on May 25th, 1916.
"In midst of life we are in death."
Sadly missed by loving Sisters and Brothers. High Street, Lurgan.

ROBINSON -- In affectionate and loving remembrance of our dearly-loved eldest daughter, Lizzie J. Robinson who was called home 31st May, 1915, and was interred in Killinchy Old Meeting-house Green.
    "Home at last, thy labour done,
     Safe and blest, the victory won;
     Jordan passed, from pain set free,
     Angels now have welcomed thee;
     Depth of mercy, Oh how sweet,
     Thus to rest at Jesus' feet."
Sadly missed by Father, Mother, and Auntie, Sisters and Brothers, Ballymacashin, Killinchy.


The following whose names are on the Irish Presbyterian Manse Roll of Honour, were recently mentioned in despatches -- Sec.Lieut. James English, son of the Rev. S. English, B.A., Ballynahinch; Captain D. H. Macready, son of the Rev. H. H. Macready, Islandmagee; and Captain W. R. White, son of the late Rev. Robert White, Kilkeel; Captain J. M. M'Alery, R.F.C., son of the late Rev. John M'Alery, B.A., Ballycarry, whose name is also on the Manse Roll of Honour, has been awarded the Italian Silver Medal for valour.



The Duke of Abercorn has been appointed H.M.L. for Tyrone in succession to the late Right Hon. E. Archdale.

Very serious reports have been received of the drought all over Central and Northern China. Unless rain comes speedily the rice crop will be a failure.

Mrs. Andrew's, of Ardara, has presented a set of silver individual Communion cups to Comber Church, the first of the kind in use by the Unitarian body in Ireland.

The German Ministry of War has informed the Berlin Householders' Association that all bronze and brass locks, doorplates, &c., will be requisitioned, the Government providing black metal substitutes, throughout Germany.

The threatened strike of 9,000 Liverpool carters has been averted, the men agreeing to accept the suggested settlement. The terms of the award were not disclosed, but it is understood liberal wages concessions have been made.

Edward Rooney, of 26, Carlisle Street, Belfast, who was tried by court-martial on a charge of being concerned in the publication of ballot tickets for the Irish revolutionary propaganda, was released from custody on Sunday.

The King has appointed the Right Hon. George Nicoll Barnes (Minister of Pensions) to be Chairman, and Sir Arthur Sackville Trevor Griffith Boscawen to be a member of the Statutory Committee of the Royal Patriotic Fund Corporation.

Mr. John Nixon, 16, Easton Crescent, Belfast, the well-known and popular commercial agent in the North of Messrs. John Lytle, and Sons, Limited, 24, Victoria Street, Belfast, died suddenly in the Northland Arms Hotel, Dungannon, on Monday night.

A remarkable record was set up at Salem Chapel, Hollin, Waterfoot, near Bacup, on Sabbath, the occasion being the fifty-first anniversary, of the Rev. T. B. Saul (Loudon) as preacher of the Sabbath-school anniversary sermons there. He is over eighty years of age.

Walter M'Farland Davidson, printer, 170, North Street, Belfast, as the result of a general court-martial, has been ordered fourteen days' imprisonment as from the 17th ult., on a charge of printing ballot-tickets purporting to be in aid of Irish revolutionary propaganda.

About 1,100 delegates to the Co-operative Congress at Swansea demanded the removal of the excess profits from co-operators -- as they did not make profits. The president said that there were 3,500.000 co-operators in the United Kingdom, while three Russian co-operators, who had a great reception, said there were 30,000,000 in Russia.

The following maximum prices are fixed -- Large butter beans, 10d. a lb. till June 30; July, 9d., and 8d. thereafter; white haricot beans, 8d., 7d., and 6d.; Colonial haricot beans, 7½d., 6½d., and 6½d. Blue and green peas 9d, whole same period; large manufactured lentils 8d., small 7d.; yellow split peas 8d. All must be sold by weight and for human consumption only.

Very Rev. Dr. J. Brown, Bellahouston, Glasgow, ex-Moderator of the Church of Scotland, has been informed that his son, Second-Lieutenant G. J. R. Brown, Black Watch, has died of wounds. This is the third son lost in the war, the others being Captain J. R. Brown, H.L.I., who died of pounds; and Second-Lieutenant H. H. Brown, Gordon Highlanders, killed in action.

The interment took place in the Presbyterian Churchyard, Crumlin, Co. Antrim, on Monday, of the remains of Mr. John Henry M'Connell, one of the old school of Land Commissioner's. A pathetic feature in connection with his death was that his son. Dr. M'Connell, had returned from the front on a hurried visit, to find that his father, whom he had longed to greet, was no more.

The death has taken place at Cranagill, Annaghmore, County Armagh, of Mr. John Robinson M'Donald, in his seventy-fifth year. He was a member of Tyrone Grand Jury, attended as a delegate the Ulster Unionist Convention in 1892, was a member of the Orange Order, and was for some time a member of the General Synod of the Church of Ireland. One of his sons is Rev. J. Reginald M'Donald, curate of Bangor, Co. Down.

When Bertram Armstrong, Lincoln Regiment, was charged at Belfast Custody Court with being an absentee, the case was adjourned to enable defendant to get married, under special licence, the constable who arrested him acting as best man and a member of the legal profession providing a taxi to convey bride and bridegroom to Trinity Church, where the ceremony took place. Subsequently Armstrong was handed over to an escort.

Thousands of workers took part in processions in Glasgow, and at a demonstration in the Green the resignation of Lord Devonport as Food Controller was demanded, and a protest was made against giving the freedom of the city to Mr. Lloyd George, The National Union of Corporation Workers, in London, condemned Lord Devonport for allowing the public to be systematically robbed by profiteers, and demanded his removal and resignation.

At Bristol four men were sent to prison for three months for assaulting the police. Defendants were among several thousand men imported for the construction of works suspended last week by the Ministry of Munitions, the intervention of America having rendered these works unnecessary. Thirty young Irishmen, also imported for Government works, attempted to rescue defendants during a street conflict with police, soldiers, and civilians.



On Saturday evening a severe thunder storm broke over Ireland, and was accompanied by a heavy downpour of rain, which it is feared has caused considerable damage to crops. Serious flooding occurred in many parts of Belfast, particularly in the low lying districts of the south side. Traffic was held up for a considerable time, and street ferries were arranged for the conveyance of passengers across the flooded area. The Hippodrome was damaged to the extant of 600 by the flooding of the stalls, pit, and orchestra, while the Opera House also suffered injury to furniture and stores. Church-going was difficult in some parts on Sabbath. A clergyman set out on his bicycle, but, finding the road to the church impassable, took refuge in a neighbour's house, where he was held prisoner by the rising water outside. Eventually the man of the house carried him to a milk van, in which he drove to his place ot worship.

At Carrick-on-Shannon a farmer named Owens, while cycling home, was injured by lightning, and lies in a precarious condition. In the outlying districts several head of young stock were killed.



By a large circle of friends and acquaintances the announcement of the death of Miss Ena Donaldson, of Islandmagee, has been received with feelings of deep regret. The deceased was the eldest daughter of Mr. Dixon Donaldson, the esteemed principal of Kilcoan National School, and having served her monitorial course in her father's school, qualified as a National teacher, and subsequently held appointments in Belfast and in England. In September, 1915, Miss Donaldson entered Marlborough Street Training College, Dublin, for a two years' course of training, but a short time ago her health gave way, and despite the most solicitous nursing and medical care she failed to regain her strength., and passed away a few days after passing her twenty-third birthday. The funeral cortege at Islandmagee was one of the largest ever seen in the district, and there were many evidences of deep sorrow at the passing of one who was so deservedly and affectionately loved. Prior to the removal of the remains a solemn service was conducted by Revs. David Steen, B.A., First Presbyterian Church, Islandmagee; and H. H. Macready, Second Presbyterian Church, Islandmagee.




Second-Lieutenant W. K. M. Britton, Royal Flying Corps, killed in an aeroplane accident in England, was twenty-five years of age, was the third son of the late Dr. J. Britton, J.P., Strabane; grandson of Rev. Dr. Magill, Belfast, and a nephew of Mr. R. J. Porter, solicitor, Wellington Place, Belfast.

Second-Lieutenant George S. Sinclair, Royal Irish Rifles, who has been killed in France, was a son of the late Mr. Saul Sinclair and Mrs. Sinclair, Inglewood, Adelaide Park, Belfast. This officer, who received his earlier education, at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution, had just entered upon his career at Queen's University when he obtained his commission. His brother, Second-Lieutenant H. D. Sinclair, is serving in the Royal Irish Rifles. Deceased was a nephew of Colonel Thomas Sinclair, C.S., M.D., F.R.C.S., who telegraphed the news from France, and of Mr. John Sinclair, a member of the Belfast Harbour Board.

Second-Lieutenant Robert M. Gurnell, Royal Irish Rifles, officially reported killed in action, was the younger son of the late Mr. Lawrence Gurnell, Boardmills, and formerly of Lisburn. The deceased officer, who was twenty years of age, joined the colours as a cadet, and received his commission; a short tune ago. He only arrived in France on the 2nd inst., and Captain Gibson, C.F., in writing to the young man's mother on the day that he fell, stated that he had made a most favourable impression upon all during his all too brief term of service. Captain Somers, his Company Officer, in a letter to Mrs. Gurnell, says -- "Your gallant son was only a very few days with us, but even in that short time, we had formed a real admiration for his calm and splendid manly conduct, in the carrying out of his many dangerous duties." At the weekly meeting of Boardmills No Compromise Lodge 221, I.O.G.T., Bro. Rev. J. L. M'Candless, C.T., presiding, reference was made to the sterling ability, high character, and popularity of their late Brother -- Second-Lieutenant R. M. Gurnell -- and a resolution of heartfelt sympathy with the mother of the deceased and other relatives was passed by a standing vote, an appropriate hymn being afterwards sung.


The "London Gazette" announces a number of rewards for gallantry and devotion to duty in the field, including the following -- Second-Lieutenant John Brown, M.C., Royal Irish Rifles, son of Mr. Samuel S. Brown, Assistant Postmaster of Belfast, receives a Bar to his Military Cross.

Second-Lieutenant Robert Leonard Thompson, Royal Irish Rifles, son of Mr. Robert Thompson, jun., London, and grandson of the Right Honourable Robert Thompson, D.L., M.P., receives the Military Cross.

Private Samuel Smyth, R.A.M.C., U.V.F., receives the Military Medal. Private Smyth, who was wounded during the famous push on July 1, 1916, is a son of the late W. Smyth and of Mrs. Smyth, 32, Ponsonby Avenue, Belfast, a grandson, of Mr. James Nicholson, Tullycaghney, Castleblayney, and a brother of Lieutenant Frederick Smyth, R.A.M.C.

The President of the French Republic has awarded the Medaille d'Honneur d'Or (golden medal of honour) to Captain W. A. Anderson, R.A.M.C., in recognition of service rendered.


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The Witness - Friday, 5 June 1917


GRAHAM -- June 1, 1917, at her residence, 16, Clarence Avenue, Londonderry, Jane Bigger, widow of the late Professor Hugh C. Graham, Magee College. Funeral private. No flowers, by request.

BROWN -- J,une 2, at Hospital, Dublin, Edna Kathleen, elder daughter of Robert Brown, Marlmount, Ardara Avenue, Dundonald.

CAUSTON -- May 29, at Ballycastle, Alice Purefoy Causton, eldest daughter of the late Rev. Charles Purefoy Causton, of Stretton-on-Foss, Warwickshire.

CHAPMAN -- May 29, At Hastings, Sussex, William A. Chapman, of Greenwood, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, formerly, of Belfast.

GILMORE -- May 30, at her residence, Drumnacanvey, Portadown, Elizabeth, widow of the late John Gilmore.

HULL -- June 3, at her residence, 38, Orient Gardens, Cliftonville, Mrs. Hester Hill.

LOWRY -- June 2, at her residence, Mount Royal, Bloomfield, Belfast, Martha M. MacEwen, wife of John Lowry, late of Thornhill, Garvaghy.

M'CABE -- June 3, at his residence, Church Street, Antrim, Edward M'Cabe.

M'KEAG -- May 31, at Park's Hill, Grangee, David M'Keag, aged 94 years.

NELSON -- June 1, at his residence, 19, Bentinck Street, William, the dearly-beloved husband of Margaret G. Nelson, formerly of Darlington, Yorkshire.

REED -- May 30, at Normandhurst, New Barnet, William, youngest son of the late James Montgomery Reed, of Co. Armagh.

SEMPLE -- June 2, at Ballyvester, Donaghadee, Peter Samuel, aged 8 years.

SHAW -- May 31, at Killynether, Newtownards, Isaac Shaw.

STRINGER -- June 3, at his father's residence, The Lodge, Castle Dobbs, Carrickfergus, William, fourth and dearly-loved son of Robert and Susan Stringer, late of County Monaghan.

TATE -- June 3, at her residence, Broomhedge, Maze, Jane, relict of the late George Tate.

WAUGH -- June 1, at No. 2 Violet Terrace, Crumlin Road, Mary Jane Waugh, widow of the late Isaac Waugh.

WOODBURN -- May 31, at her residence, 18, Bentinck Street, Greenock, Mary Georgina, third daughter of the late Rev. Matthew Woodburn, Ballywillan, Portrush, and niece of the late D. G. Barkley, LL.D., Armadale, Belfast.


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The Witness - Friday, 8 June 1917


M'GOWAN -- June 3, at Dunbryan House, Tobermore, to Mr. and Mrs. S. A. M'Gowan -- a son.


FARLEY--BENTLEY -- May, 9, 1917, at St. Martin's, N.B., Canada, by the Rev. A. P. Logan, assisted by Captain the Rev. Robert Johnston, M.A., Halifax, Nova Scotia, Rev. Samuel Farley, Minister First Presbyterian Church, Collingwood, Ontario, and fourth son of Mr. and Mrs. Paton Farley, Armagh, Ireland, to Mabel M'Lean, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Bentley, St. Martin's, New Brunswick.

STEELE--SWAN -- June 5, at Buncrana Presbyterian Church, by Rev. George Moody, M.A., assisted by Rev. J. Carson Greer, M.A., and Rev. H. Douglas Swan, B.D. (brother of the bride), Allen M. Steele, The Parks, Londonderry, to Janie K. Swan, 2, Claremont Street, Belfast, daughter of Thomas Swan, J.P., Buncrana.


WOODBURN -- May 31, at her residence, 18, Bentinck Street, Greenock, Mary Georgina, third daughter, of the late Rev. Matthew Woodburn, Ballywillan, Portrush, and niece of the late D. G. Barkley, LL.D., Annadale, Belfast. Interred at Ballywillan.

CARLISLE -- June 3, at a Private Nursing Home, Glasgow, William, fifth son of the late Robert and Mary Carlisle, Craigs, Co. Antrim.

CAUGHEY -- June 5, at a Private Nursing Home, Belfast, Olivia Margaret Sarita, dearly-beloved wife of Æ. L. Caughey, Croft House, Holywood, and only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Bond, Londonderry.

CORKEN -- June 5, at Doreen, Antrim Road, Lisburn, Margaret, relict of the late John Corken, formerly of Hollybrook, Glenavy.

DEMPSTER -- June 5 (suddenly), at her sister's residence, 13, Mouncharles, Belfast, Agnes Dempster, daughter of the late James Dempster, flour merchant, Leith.

DRENNAN -- June 6, at his residence, Ballyhill, James, the beloved husband of, Eliza B. Drennan.

GAW -- June 5, at his residence, Charleville, Dunmurry, William, the dearly-beloved husband of Margaret A. Gaw.

GIBSON -- June 5, at her residence, Carricknacessna, Saintfield, Isabella Gibson.

JEFFREY -- June 4, at 2, Renton Villas, Earlswood Road, Strandtown, Belfast, Martha, the dearly-beloved wife of Jacob Jeffrey and youngest daughter of the late Robert Anderson, schoolmaster, Ballykeel, Holywood, aged, 82 years.

MALLAGH -- June 5, at his residence, Kilmararity, Portadown, John, eldest son of the late Andrew Mallagh.

MAWHINNEY -- June 5 (suddenly), at Greyabbey, William Mawhinney.

M'ILVEEN -- June 4, at the residence of his father, 18, High Street, Portadown, William John, eldest son of James A. M'Ilveen. Funeral private.

M'CREA -- May 30 (result of an accident in London), Samuel Jack M'Crea, eldest son of the late William M'Crea, Farm Hill, Strabane.

M'MURRAY -- June 6, at his residence, Ballyrogan, Samuel M'Murray.

PATERSON -- June 5, at his son's house, 25, Granby Road, Edinburgh, Maurice Paterson, LL.D., formerly Principal United Free Church Training College, Moray House, Edinburgh, in his 82nd year.

ROWAN -- June 2, 1917, at Drumadonald, Ballyroney, Co. Down, Mary, the beloved wife of Thomas Rowan, Sen.

SHOOTER -- June 6, at his residence, Rathfriland Street, Banbridge, William Shooter, aged 85 years.

WILLIAMSON -- June 5, at his residence, No. 6, Richmond Crescent, Antrim Road, Belfast, Hugh Williamson, (of Williamson Brothers, Limited), in his 82nd year.

WITHERS -- June 6, at Iverna, Whiteabbey, Walter, the infant son of Robert and Margaret Withers.



We regret to announce the death which took place on Tuesday at his residence, Richmond Crescent, Antrim Road, of Mr. Hugh Williamson, senior director of Messrs. Williamson Brothers, Ltd., tanners, curriers, and leather merchants, Royal Avenue. The deceased gentleman, who had attained his eighty-second year, was born in Templepatrick, of Anglo-Scottish Plantation stock, and with his elder brother, Mr. W. J. Williamson, established in Belfast, in 1858, the firm with which name has ever since been, prominently identified. He was a man of great ability, and much of the success attending the business was due to his enterprise and thoroughness. Those who enjoyed his personal friendship and had opportunities of judging of his character and worth held him in the highest esteem. He took a great interest in the progress of the city, and so great was his modesty that he declined, though frequently asked, to accept certain civic honours. A lifelong member of May Street Presbyterian Church -- he was a contemporary of Dr. Cooke -- he identified himself with the work of the congregation, and took a prominent part in all its affairs. He is survived by five sons and three daughters, to whom the greatest sympathy will be extended in their bereavement.



At the morning service in Great James Street Presbyterian Church, Derry, on Sabbath, Rev. Dr. James Thompson made the following reference to the death of Mrs. Graham, widow of the late Rev. Professor Graham, M'Crea Magee College:--

Since we last met together a prominent member of this congregation, and one greatly esteemed by us, has passed away. On Friday morning at eleven o'clock Mrs. Graham, after a trying and protracted illness, fell asleep. The news of her decease did not come as a surprise to her friends, for there was little or no hope of recovery held out by her medical adviser for some considerable time past. Mrs. Graham was the widow of Professor Graham, who was for so many years associated with the College and this congregation. In all charitable and philanthropic enterprises they were both deeply and practically interested. No deserving cause appealed to them in vain. From far and near many a request for help came to them, and none was disregarded or put lightly aside. To this congregation there givings were on a princely scale. During my own ministry here large amounts of money have been raised on several occasions for one cause or another, and at every such time handsome contributions came from 1, College Avenue. Professor Graham was called away some two years ago, at a ripe old age. Since that time Mrs. Graham did not diminish the generous givings that had been associated with her husband's name. To the missions and Sustentation Fund of the Church no less was subscribed than before, while toward the liquidation of congregational debt last year she was one of the largest contributors. Mrs. Graham was intensely interested in the work and welfare of this congregation, and indeed of the Church generally, The poor and afflicted always found in her a considerate friend. She was a woman of much intelligence and was possessed of a quiet humour, together with that kindness of heart and unselfishness of disposition which always make an impression. Her piety was genuine, though not loud or demonstrative. Such a life as hers, a life of faith, gentleness, sympathy, and charity, is a valuable asset in any congregation or community, and is in itself an impressive commendation of the Gospel of Christ. The Saviour whom she trusted and loved sustained her through her severe illness; His grace kept her patient, calm, and uncomplaining in spite of bodily suffering and weakness. Her genial presence, and generous help will be greatly missed by us; but we thank God for the gift of her life and influence, and we commend her sister and relatives in their bereavement to the care and tender love of the God of all comfort.



Second-Lieutenant W. E. M. Mitchell, Royal Irish Rifles, a son of Dr. John F. Mitchell, Queen's Parade, Bangor, has neen awarded the Military Cross for gallantry on the field. This brave officer, who is twenty years of age, was educated at Bangor Endowed School and at Campbell College, Belfast. He afterwards entered the Queen's University, Belfast, where he passed his first medical examination, and subsequently studied at the University of London. He obtained his commission in Jan., 1916, and distinguished himself in a raid on the enemy trenches last November. Second-Lieutenant Mitchell is a grandson of the Rev. W. Mitchell, of Ballyblack Presbyterian Church, Co. Down, who is almost the father of the General Assembly, and of Mr. Thomas Shaw, J.P., formerly of Kirkcubbin, and now of London. His cousin, Major William Maxwell Shaw, D.S.O., Royal Field Artillery, the younger son of the late Mr. James J. Shaw, K.C., Recorder of Belfast, was killed in action last month. Second-Lieutenant Mitchell's mother was a niece of the late Recorder.

Captain W. Denham Charlton, South African Infantry, son of the Rev. R. J. Charlton (formerly of Castledawson), has just been awarded the Military Cross. This officer was also presented a short time ago with the Italian Medal for Valour. Captain Charlton is at present in hospital in France suffering from a severe wound in the knee. He has undergone the fifth operation, and his friends will be pleased to hear that he is making progress towards recovery.



Amongst the officers who attended Wednesday's investiture at Buckingham Palace was Captain Rev. Jackson J. Wright, C.F., one of the chaplains of the Ulster Division. Captain Wright is the Presbyterian minister of Ballyshannon, and has been serving in the army since November, 1914. He is a Deputy-Assistant Chaplain-General and has a good record of service to his credit, including the Somme, advance of July. The decoration conferred on Captain Wright was the Military Cross, which he was awarded last January.


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The Witness - Friday, 15 June 1917

Roll of Honour

FERRIS -- June 7, 1917, killed in action, 2nd Lieutenant William S. Ferris, R.I.R., youngest and beloved son of the late Rev. Jas. C. Ferris, Windsor, Belfast, and Mrs. Ferris, Sandown Park, Knock.

ROSS -- Killed in action, June 7, 1917, Private R. Campbell Ross, R.I.R., (Y.C.V.), aged 19, third son of R. J. and Cl Ross, 6 Cameron Street, Belfast.


STEWART -- June 6, 1917, at Ballymaguire, Stewartstown, Co. Tyrone, to Captain J. K. Stewart, R.A.M.C., and Mrs. Stewart, nee Chambers -- a daughter.


KERNOHAN -- June 13, John Kernohan, Killane, Ahoghill. Funeral to-day (Friday), 15th inst., at 2 o'clock p.m.

M'CLURG -- June 9, at M'Clurg's Place, Killyleagh, Alexander M'Clurg, the beloved husband of Elizabeth M'Clurg. Interred in Killyleagh Churchyard, on 12th inst.

STEVENSON -- June 13, at his residence, The Park, Dromara, Co. Down, William Stevenson. His remains will be removed for interment in Second Dromara Presbyterian Church Burying Ground, to-day (Friday), at 2-30 pm.

AULD -- June 7, at her residence, Ardmillan, Isabella Auld.

BELL -- June 9, at the residence of her son, 152, Conran Street, Manchester, Elizabeth, widow, of the late Joseph Bell, of Lisburn, Ireland, and of Oxton, Birkenhead.

BENNETT -- June 13, at Millisle, Charlotte Bennett, aged 36 years.

BLAKISTON -- June 9, at Free Hills, Burrledon, Anne, widow of Mathew Blakiston, aged 89 years.

BOYD -- June 12, at her residence, 6, Carleton Street, Portadown, Susan Elizabeth Boyd.

CAIRNS -- June 10, at her brother-in-law's residence, Grove Hill, Dromore, Co. Down, Isabella Cairns.

CHAMBERS -- June 6, at his residence, 5, Louisville, Alexandra Avenue, Belfast, Henry Chambers, aged 79, ex-Naval and Coastguard Officer.

CHAMBERS -- June 11, in Dublin, James Chambers, K.C., M.P. (Solicitor-General for Ireland), Grove House, Foxrock, Co. Dublin.

CRAWFORD -- June 7, at his father's residence, Britannia Place, Newtownards, Thos. Newell, only and dearly-beloved son of William and Annie Crawford.

CUDDY -- April 30, at his residence, 654, Manning Avenue, Toronto, Robert, beloved husband of Maud Cuddy, and third son of the late Wm. Cuddy, Ligoniel, Belfast.

DODS -- June 9, at St. Leonard's, Newcastle, Co. Down, Robert Dods, in his 80th year.

GAWN -- June 8, at his residence, Ballytweedy House, Muckamore, John F. Gawn.

GILLESPIE -- May 10, at her residence, Macleary, Coleraine, Margaret Gillespie.

HERON -- June 7, at Maryfield, Holywood, Co. Down, William Cowan Heron, aged 97 years.

INGRAM -- June 12, at the residence of his son, St. James, Hillsborough, James H. Ingram, late of Hillsborough.

JAMISON -- June 7, at 159, Greenwell Street, Newtownards, Thomas, youngest son of Thos. and Ellen Jamison, aged nine months.

MILLAR -- June 9, at her residence, Straidhavern, Co. Antrim, Mary Millar, relict of the late Thomas Millar, Carnmoney.

MlLLAR -- June 12, at the residence of his son-in-law, William M'Cracken, Innischargie, Robert Millar.

MILLS -- June 12, at his residence, Rock Vale, Ballaney, Dromore, Co. Down, James Mills.

NOLAN -- June 6, at his father's residence, Castle Buildings, Comber, Robert, the youngest son of Robert and Frances Nolan.

PATTERSON -- June 11 (suddenly), at Ballylintagh Park, Hillsborough, Sarah A., relict of the late James Patterson.

PATTERSON -- At his residence, Stonycroft, Grange-over-Sands, William John Patterson, in his 73rd year, eldest son of the late Thomas Patterson, Rashee, Co. Antrim.

SWAIN -- June 11 (suddenly), at her parents' residence, Church Street, Holywood, Mary Ann, the dearly-beloved daughter of Samuel and Jane Swain, late of Ballykeel, Holywood.

WEIR -- June 11, at heir father's residence, River View, Shaw's Bridge, Elizabeth F. M. (Elsie), second and beloved daughter of Joseph Weir.

In Memoriam

BARRON -- In loving memory of my dear aunt, Nancy Barron, who entered into rest on the 17th June, 1916, and was interred in the family burying-ground, Carnavey.
"And she was not, for God took her."
Inserted by her niece. E. H. TODD. Woodstock Road, Belfast.

HOBSON -- In loving memory of our dear mother, who died 17th June, 1914.
"New songs do now her dips employ,
And dances her glad heart for joy."

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THOMPSON -- June 12, at his parents' residence, 146, Ravenhill Road, Samuel M'Cully, second son of James Thompson.



It is with sorrow we record the death of Mr. Robert Dods, J.P., of Fowler's Bridge, sometime Modern Languages Headmaster of the Royal Academical Institution and the first principal of the school. He had resigned his duties at the Institution in 1898, and since that date had lived at Newcastle, Co. Down, where he spent much of his time in performing his duties as a J.P. of the county, in persistent study and requisition of knowledge, in correspondence with old friends, and in social intercourse. Shortly after Christmas he became suddenly ill, and although he rallied for some time it was clear that the end was near. He died on Saturday, in his eightieth year. Mr. Robert Dods was the son of Mr. William Dods, of Fowler's Bridge, and was a cousin of Mr. Justice Dodd.



The death occurred on Friday at his residence, Dundrum, County Dublin, of Alderman W. F. Cotton, Nationalist member of Parliament for youth County Dublin, which he represented since 1910. Alderman Cotton, who was 86 years of age, was a member of the Dublin Corporation continuously since 1899. He was a Deputy Lieutenant for the City of Dublin and a magistrate for County of Dublin. As a citizen he was public-spirited and charitable, and every philanthropic movement could rely upon him for support and encouragement. He leaves a widow -- his second wife -- two sons and a daughter, surviving, two other sons being dead.



We regret to announce the death of Mr. Samuel Beggs, which occurred on Friday at his residence, 107, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin. The deceased, who was a native of Ballymena, had been for over twenty-five years connected with the printing trade in the Metropolis, and since the formation of the "Irish Independent" had been overseer in the composing department of that paper. He was most popular amongst his colleagues, and was capable, earnest, genial, gentle, and obliging, and the utmost sympathy os felt for his widow and family. For a quarter of a century Mr. Beggs was a member of Ormond Quay Presbyterian Church, and took an active interest in the work of the congregation, first as deacon and afterwards as elder. A memorial service was held in the church on Sabbath last, when Rev. F. G. Gibson, B.A., referred in feeing terms to the work and of deceased.



Major WilHam Redmond, M.P. for East Clare, was killed in action last week. The deceased officer joined the Royal Irish Regiment in the early months of the war, and obtained his majority on the 15th July last year. The younger brother of Mr. John Redmond, M.P., he was born in 1861, and was educated for the legal profession, being called to the Irish Bar in 1891. in 1883 he became M.P. for Wexford, and at the General Election of 1885 he was elected for North Fermanagh, which constituency he represented for a period of seven years. Since 1892 he had sat in Parliament as the member for East Clare.


Reference to Major Redmond's death was made at the final sitting of the General Assembly in the Church House, Belfast, on Saturday. The Moderator (Right Rev. Dr. Irwin) said a few days ago they were all stirred by am announcement of the great battle and the victory in Flanders. They learned that their own Ulstermen, as well as other Irish regiments, were engaged in that great struggle. They could not hope that of their own members -- the members of their Church -- none had suffered in the conflict, but definite details had not yet come to hand. There was, however, a distinguished member of another Church who had fallen. The announcement had just come to hand that Major William Redmond had been killed, and he thought it would be a gracious thing that they should recognise a fine type of character, a gallant man, and a man who had set a fine example to those of his own faith and his own party of loyalty to the Empire. He thought it would be a gracious thing that at least some message of sympathy should be sent to those nearest and dearest to Major Redmond, together with an assurance of their warm admiration and appreciation of the part he had played in the war. (Applause.)

The Moderator's suggestion was unanimously agreed to, the members of the Assembly standing in silence; and, on the proposition of Sir William Crawford, seconded by Rev. Dr. MacDermott, it was decided that the Moderator should be requested to write a letter to the relatives of Major Redmond conveying the sympathy of the Assembly.


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The Witness - Friday, 22 June 1917

Roll of Honour

GALLAUGHER -- Killed in action on the Messines-Wytschaete Ridge, June 7th, 1917, Captain Henry Gallaugher, D.S.O., second and dearly-loved son of John Gallaugher, Balleighan, Manorcunningham.


MARSHALL -- June 16, at 24, South Parade, the wife of the Rev. W. F. Marshall -- a son.


BENNETT -- June 19 (suddenly), Samuel, dearly-beloved husband of Elizabeth Bennett, 38, Llewellyn Avenue, Lisburn.

BLAKELY -- May 22, at New Orleans, U.S.A., Andrew James, eldest son of the late Thos. Blakely, Upper Balloo. and the late Mrs. Blakely, Queen's Parade, Bangor.

BOYD -- June 12, at her residence, 6, Carleton Street, Portadown, Susan Elizabeth Boyd.

COULTER -- June 14, at 5, Victoria Terrace, Cregagh Road, Miss Charlotte Coulter, late of Kilclief, Strangford.

COWAN -- June 20, at his residence, Castle Street, Lisburn, Samuel Cowan (Cowan Brothers).

DALZELL -- June 14, , at his residence, 46 Little Frances Street, Newtownards, James Dalzell.

GALWAY -- June 18, at his residence, Broad Street, Magherafelt, Brice, dearly-beloved husband of Linda Galway.

GILLAND -- June 6, Eliza, beloved wife of Henry Gilland.

GORDON -- June 15, at his residence, Ballyloughan, Ballymena, Alexander Gordon, aged 84 years.

GREER -- June 18, at her mother's residence, Ballycarrickmaddy, Magheragall, Mary (Cissie), youngest and dearly-loved daughter of Margaret and the late William James Greer.

JACK -- June 13, 1917, at Grange, Newtownstewart, Co. Tyrone, Margaret Jane, widow of the late James Jack, aged 89 years.

KENNEDY -- June 17, at her residence, 6, Golf Terrace, Portrush, Ellenor Wallace, relict of the late John Kennedy, Castleroe.

LESLIE -- June 14, at her residence, Knockairn, Dundrod, Fanny, dearly-beloved wife of Samuel Leslie.

M'KNIGHT -- June 19, at has residence, Rosebank, Whiteabbey, John M'Knight.

M'MULLAN -- At his residence, Cloughey, John M'Mullan.

PATTON -- June 15 (suddenly), at his residence, 263, Midland Avenue, Montclair, New Jersey, Walker Patton (late of Belfast Linen Handkerchief, Co., Ltd.), eldest, and dearly-beloved so of Annie Patton, Winnipeg, and the late Washington Patton, Knocknamuckly, Portadown.

ROOME -- At her residence, Ben Venue, Greenisland, Belfast, Emma Eugenia, widow of late Rev. William Boden Roome, aged 76 years.

SPROTT -- -June 19, at his residence, Riverside, Antrim, Hugh F. Sprott.

STEVENSON -- June 13, at his residence, The Park, Dromara, Co. Down, Wm. Stevenson.

THOMPSON -- June 16, at her daughter's residence, Lissue, Lisburn, Margaret Thompson.

WALKER -- May 11, at Portland, Oregon, U.S.A., David Walker, M.D., son of the late David Walker, Bridge Street and Cliftonpark Avenue, Belfast, and last survivor of the M'Clintock Arctic Expedition.

WILLIAMSON -- June 16, at Harrogate, Houston Maxwell Williamson, aged 54 years, third son of the late Thomas Williamson, Dundalk, and dearly-beloved and loving husband of Alice G. Williamson.

WILSON -- June 17, at his residence, Moat Farm, Glenarm, John, only son of the late Alexander Wilson.



Dungannon Royal School Boy's Description.

In a letter to his father, a Dungannon Royal School boy gives the following interesting account of the recent British success at Messines Ridge:-- It certainly was the sight of a lifetime. I wouldn't have missed it for anything. I wasn't actually in the attacking line, but followed up immediately behind with a carrying party bringing up ammunition and material for consolidating the position. It was pretty hard work for the men, as they had to carry heavy loads (about 60lbs. each) for a distance of over a mile of torn-up ground, and make several journeys. It was a sweltering hot day too. From a spectacular point of view, it was absolutely astounding. The night was a nice, mild peaceful one, everything apparently quite normal; an occasional shot, and a "Very" light here and there. Then (it seemed like what one imagines the Day of Judgment to be!), without the slightest warning, at 3-10, four or five big mines on our front went up, throwing columns of earth mingled with flame hundreds of feet high. At the same time our artillery and machine guns opened with a deafening roar the most intense bombardment that has ever been known, and our attacking waves went forward. The Bosche didn't attempt to fight; and I don't blame him. Its marvellous how anything ever lived, yet there were a number of dugouts found standing. The whole earth was completely pulverised, not a square yard was left that had not been shelled and re-shelled. Then as the day went on, streams of prisoners were brought in, and wounded too; but the casualties were exceedingly light, the great majority being walking cases. We saw lots of "Tanks" go up, crawling along like weird reptiles. It looked most amusing to see the officer in charge walk out in front, reconnoitre a few yards ahead, then beckon to the "creature" to come on, which obeyed like a pet dog! It seemed a wonderful sensation to be able to walk about in "No Man's Land," as if one were on the lawn at home, when twelve hours previously it would have been sheer suicide; and to stand on our parapet, where at one time, to show one's head over, was asking to get a bullet through it! Then, in a surprisingly short time, roads began to appear through this "abomination of desolation." Guns were brought up; light railways pushed forward. In fact, it looks as is everything right back to the base had taken a stride forward. I didn't get much time to talk to the prisoners. They looked pretty cheerful, and seemed, on the whole, well-built men of military age, though there were some quite young. I noticed that they have picked up a kind of "pidgin" French, just like our Tommies have. One chap I spoke to -- he was helping to carry down one of our wounded -- told me he was an "Aspirant" (which corresponds to cadet, I think). He was only eighteen, and had the Iron Cross, which he had won on the Russian front, from which his division had come. He wasn't sorry to be done with the war, and said he thought it was "alles mit dem 'patrie' kaput" (all up with the Fatherland). That our attack was "kolossal!" We are enjoying a quiet time now, and are back in civilisation, so you needn't worry about me. I was at a nice service this morning conducted by Rev. Captain M'Connell. It took the form of a thanksgiving service, and it was largely attended. Everyone, agrees that we have a lot to be thankful for, and when one sees the strength of the positions captured, which resisted all attacks for two and a half years, and realises that it might easily have been a repetition of what the Ulster Division got last July, there is great cause to praise God. I'm awaiting with interest the news of the Assembly proceedings.



The cat-o'-nine-tails is now long out of date. As a writer in "Lloyd's" says, there are very few punishments in the British army at the present day. The discipline is strict, but it is enforced in a manner that makes obedience easy. Until comparatively recent years, however, military punishments were frequently inhuman. The cat was the great weapon, and British soldiers were stripped to the waist and triced up and Cut to pieces for offences that were sometimes trifling. The passing of the first Mutiny Act in 1680 authorised the application of the lash. Courts-martial had the power of inflicting corporal punishment to any extent; and not infrequently those tribunals flogged men to within an inch of their lives. If a man could not stand the whole of his punishment at once, he was carried to hospital and probably brought out again, when his wounds were only partly healed, to receive the remainder. Again and again the question was raised in Parliament. Generals and colonels used to rise in their places and solemnly protest that flogging was necessary to the maintenance of discipline. Time has proved them a little in the wrong. Can we imagine a cat-o'-nine tails in the ranks of the democratic army of to-day? The French were the first to abolish the penalty. Discipline in the French' ranks, however, has always been very rigid. In the days of the French Revolution a general who did badly was likely to have his head chopped off. Commissioners of the Convention were on hand with portable guillotines. In the Russian army of old the most formidable punishment was running the gauntlet. The bayonet of the prisoner's musket was held against his stomach so that he could not walk too quickly, and he was then compelled to march between two lines of the regiment, drawn up to form a long lane. Each soldier was armed with a pliant hazel wand, with which in turn he struck his wretched comrade. Up to the middle of the last century two and three thousand blows were given at a time, and under Peter the Great, twelve thousand could be ordered. If the sentence was that those should be dealt "without mercy," the victim was, of course, flogged to death. Needless to say, that appalling punishment has long disappeared, and the Russian army is now disciplined on much the same plan as the British army.



Captain H. Gallaugher, D.S.O., Killed

Captain Henry Gallaugher, D.S.O., Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, who has been killed in action in France, was the second son of Mr. John Gallaugher, Balleighan, Manorcunningham. He won the D.S.O. for his bravery in the big push in which the Ulster Division won glory on 1st July, 1916. At that time he spent three nights in No Man's Land searching for the body of a brother officer, a Derryman, to whom he was much attached.

In a Special Order of the Day the commanding officer of the battalion says -- While deploring the loss of our gallant comrades who have fallen in the fight, the noble example of self-sacrifice set by such as Captain H. Gallaugher, D.S.O., who although severely wounded continued to fight on, will set us all an example of how a true soldier can meet his death fighting for his King and country, and adding fresh honour to the laurels already won by this battalion. His life and gallant end is an example to us of the true spirit of continuing to fight on until this war is satisfactorily concluded.

Writing to Mr. Gallaugher personally, the Commanding Officer says -- Capt. Gallaugher's loss is most keenly felt by us. He was universally beloved, and was one of the finest characters I have ever met. He was a true soldier, a great leader, and organiser.

Mr. Gallaugher has received the following telegram -- The King deeply regrets the loss you and the army have sustained by the death of your son in the service of his country. Their Majesties truly sympathise with you in your sorrow.

Addressing the Grand Jury at the Lifford Crown Sessions, his Honour Judge Cooke said -- Captain Gallaugher was one of the typical instances of the men who had gone from County Donegal to fight, and, if he might say so, was one of themselves. He had the pleasure of meeting Captain Gallaugher just before he left for France at the review of the brigade by the Lord Lieutenant. He deeply sympathised with his father and family in their bereavement.



The Roll of Honour.

Among the names of those who have fallen for the Empire, many will notice with great sorrow the name of Richard Howell Ashmore, principal of the Cranbrook High School, British Columbia. Mr. Ashmore was the son of Rev. John Ashmore, Drumkeerin, County Leitrim, and was educated at Royal Academical Institution, and at Queen's College, Belfast. He had a most distinguished school and college career, and became principal of the Intermediate School, Lisburn, and later of The College, Clonmel. Owing to chronic laryngitis, Mr. Ashmore had to give up teaching for some years, he studied in Germany, and afterwards went out to British Columbia, where he was principal the Cranbrook High School, when he joined the forces to go out to do his bit to cleanse the world. Going to succour the wounded he was soon called to make the great sacrifice, and died of wounds on May 6. Great sympathy is felt for Mrs. Ashmore.

The death has occurred at Torquay of Mr. Richard Marcus Gordon Dill, a member of an old Belfast family. Fifty-six years of age, he was one of the first to join the Volunteers during the war, and did useful work as an instructor of signalling. In 1916 he went overseas, and at the end of March, 1917, when in charge of an army hut in Flanders he was wounded while attending to some recently-wounded men. He was a son of the late Dr. Richard Dill, who was in practice at Brighton, and a nephew of the late Mrs. Kinghan, of Belfast, and of the late Colonel Marcus Dill, Royal Engineers. He was also a cousin of Lady Anderson, of Parkmount, and was related to Sir Samuel Dill, of Queen's University.

Rifleman William Spence, Royal Irish Rifles, who fell in action in the attack on Messines Ridge on the 7th inst., was the second son of Mr. Samuel Spence, 203, Albertbridge Road, a well known city missionary. He was twenty-one years of age and was a member of the Young Citizen Volunteers. Rifleman Spence's name appears on the Roll of Honour in connection with First Ballymacarrett Presbyterian Church.

Captain John Corry Arnold, reported severely wounded in France, is the only son of the late Rev. R. J. Arnold, M.A., Dunmurry, County Antrim. He was educated at the Royal Academical Institution, Belfast, and at Queen's University, and he is also a graduate of St. John's College, Cambridge, where he was president of the University Union. He is a member of the North-East Bar and of the Inner Temple, London. In 1915 he was appointed district inspector for Liverpool under the Insurance Commissioners, and his first report on the working of the Insurance Act was quoted in the House of Commons by Mr. Lloyd George. He volunteered a few months after the outbreak of war, obtained a captaincy in the Northumberland Fusiliers, and has been on active service in France since April, 1916. He was shot through the thigh on the night of Tuesday, the 5th June, the bullet fracturing the bone and causing other wounds. The doctor who attended to his wound at the field dressing station, in writing to his friends, says -- "I hear from the officers and men of his battalion that Captain Arnold was very gallantly cheering on his men when he was hit, and he is greatly admired by all who knew him as a brave and capable officer."


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The Witness - Friday, 29 June 1917

Roll of Honour

ASHMORE -- May 6, died of wounds, at a casualty clearing station in France, Richard Howell Ashmore, C.A.M.C., Principal of Cranbrook High School, British Columbia, aged 47 years. "Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori."


MARSHALL--SCOTT -- June 20, at Ballywillan Presbyterian Church, Portrush, by the Rev. J. S. Pyper, B.A., assisted by the Rev. William M'Kean, D.D., and the Rev. W. F. Marshall, LL.B., brother of the bridegroom, the Rev R. L. Marshall, M.A., LL.D., eldest son of Charles Marshall, Sixmilecross, to Isobel Marion, only daughter of A. C. Scott, J.P., and Mrs. Scott, Cloon na Slee, Portrush. At Home, The Manse, Maghera, 25th and 26th July.

STEVENSON--MINNIS -- June 20, 1917, at Raffrey Presbyterian Church, by Rev. J. N. M. Legate, B.A., Groomsport, Samuel, son of the late John Stevenson, Derryboy, to Martha, daughter of John Minnis, Lisbane.


DICKSON -- June 25, at the residence of his parents, 19, Bridge Street, Banbridge, Robert Alexander (Bob), aged 12 years, youngest and dearly-loved son of Samuel and Susan Dickson. "Not dead to us, we loved him dear;
 Not lost, but gone before;
 He lives with us in memory still,
 And will for evermore."

LUNDIE -- June 28, 1917, at Bailieborough, Dr. John Lundie, of pneumonia. Funeral to Killinkere to-morrow (Saturday), at two p.m. (new time).

AGNEW -- June 23, at her residence, 42, Seacliff Road, Bangor, Margaret Logan, eldest daughter of the late Captain Daniel Agnew, Belfast.

ANDREWS -- June 25, at Groomsport, Robert Andrews.

BOYD -- June 20, at The Cottage, Portballintrae, Isabella, eldest daughter of the late Samuel Boyd.

BOYD -- June 24, at her residence, Ballyvesey, Carnmoney, Margaret Elizabeth, younger and dearly-beloved daughter of Susan and the late Hugh Boyd.

CAMPBELL -- June 19 (suddenly), at his residence, Wyhiscedwyn, Canton, Cardiff, Dr. Henry Campbell, son of the late John Campbell and of Mrs. Campbell, Crossreagh, Portrush.

CUPPLES -- June 25, Anna Maud, daughter of the late W. W. Cupples, Rathfriland, and Mrs. Cupples, 25, Ashley Avenue, Belfast.

DOHERTY -- June 22, at Kilcalm, Beragh, Co. Tyrone, Richard Doherty.

FLETCHER -- June 26, at the Belfast Charitable Institute, Clifton Street, Alexander Fletcher, late of 178, Spamount Street, aged 73 years.

FOSTER -- June 24, at Dobbin Street, Armagh, Margaret Helen (Daisy), dearly-beloved daughter of the late Thomas Foster, of Armagh and Martha Foster.

GRAHAM -- June 25, at his residence, 10, Adelaide Avenue, Whitehead, William Graham.

JACKSON -- June 26, at 36, Stranmillis Gardens, Belfast, Minnie, the beloved wife of Thomas S. Jackson (late of Tandragee).

JEFFS -- June 27, at Ballynick, Loughgall, Armagh, Evelyn Dorothy (Eva) fifth daughter of the late Richard and Margaret Jeffs, 23, The Mount, Belfast.

KELLY -- June 24, at the Gardens, Ballywalter widow of the late Thomas Kelly.

LILBURN -- June 27, at Duncrevie, Dungannon, Hubert Kenneth, youngest and dearly-loved son of Robert and Isabella C. Lilburn.

MATCHETT -- June 24, at her residence, Bendigo, Australia, Maria, wife of the late John Matchett.

MAYES -- June 26, at her residence, Chestnut Hill, Trummery, Sarah Mayes, second daughter of the late James Mayes.

MILLAR -- June 24, at his residence, Ballymena Workhouse, John Millar, Workhouse Master.

MOFFETT -- June 23, at her husband's residence, Eskermore, Augher, County Tyrone, Elizabeth Jane, wife of William Moffett, and eldest daughter of James M'Laurin, Tulnafoil, Eskra, Omagh.

M'CULLOUGH -- May 19, at his residence, Berkerly, in his 81st year, James M'Cullough (formerly of Belfast), of The M'Cullough Provision Company, San Francisco, Cal.

M'KEOWN -- June 22, at his residence, Ballinderry House, Lower Ballinderry, Thomas M'Keown (late of Brookhill House).

ROBINSON -- June 21, at her mother's residence, Lisnafillan, Mary (Minnie), daughter of the late Andrew John Robinson.

SHAW -- June 21, at her residence, Ballymeglaff, Dundonald, Eliza, widow of the late John Shaw.

SHAW -- June 25, at his residence, 58, Millbrook Road, Lisburn, John Shaw.

SMYTH -- June 23, at his residence, Toberhuney, Lurgan, Isaac Smyth.

In Memoriam

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

"One crowded hour of glorious life is worth an age without a name."
HUNTER -- In proud and ever-lowing memory of Johnston Shaw Kirker Hunter, Second-Lieutenant, Special Reserve of Officers, Royal Field Artillery, the elder and dearly-loved son of Robert J. Hunter, Barrister-at-Law, and Mrs. Hunter, Dromore, Co. Down; killed in action on June 30th, 1916, near Neuve Chapelle, France. He sleeps in the Military Cemetery at Richebourg St. Vaast.
"He has done all that he could."


MR. and MRS. KENNEDY and Family return very grateful thanks to the many friends who expressed sympathy with them in their recent sad bereavement. Cromwell House, Belfast.



Rev. Canon Day, M.A., St. Ann's, Dublin, has been appointed the Chair of Pastoral Theology at T.C.D., from July 1, in succession to Rev. Canon Jennings.

At Dorchester on Saturday the price of fat bullocks eclipsed by far anything hitherto known in the trade, choice grades, both steers and heifers, selling at 28s to 30s per score lbs.

The late Mr. A. L. Horner, K.C., Dublin, and M.P. for South Tyrone, left personal estate of 2,704. His lands at Tully were left to his three sisters, and, subject thereto, his estate to his wife.

The National Union of Railwaymen have passed resolutions calling for drastic action against profiteering and for the representation of Labour at the Conference which shall decide the terms of peace.

The Imperial Service Medal for faithful service has been awarded by the King to Mr. Samuel, David Starrett, Ashbrook, Drumahoe, Londonderry, on his retirement owing to ill-health after forty years' service as postman.

It is expected that a result of the Balfour Mission will be an arrangement between the American and Allied Governments by which shipping will be commandeered and ocean tariffs reduced to normal level, with consequent cheapening of food.

At the summer matriculation examination of Queen's University, Belfast, girl students were greatly to the fore. In the Facility of Arts 21 girls passed as against 7 male students; in Science, 16 against 5; in Commerce, 4 against 4; and in Medicine, 12 against 35.

Subscriptions to the U.S. Liberty Loan totalled over 3,000,000,000 dollars, the greater part coming from small subscribers. Mayor Thompson, of Chicago, who refused to aid the loan and was hostile to the Balfour Commission visiting Chicago, was obliged to leave the City Council Chamber following a stormy scene, at which his impeachment was proposed.

Mr. Holman, Premier of New South Wales, has visited the Australian military camp at Salisbury Plain. He expressed himself delighted with the physique of the latest drafts of men from Australia, who, he said, appeared in no wise inferior to the original Anzacs, and with the provision made for the comforts and recreation of the Australian soldiers located in this part of England.

The Sir Knights of the City of Derry District Black Chapter No. 4 attended the annual service on Sabbath in Carlisle Road Presbyterian Church. The service was conducted by the Rev. H. M'Kinty, B.A., assistant minister of Carlisle Road Church, assisted by Sir Knight Rev. R. Duggan, B.A., Culmore. The preacher was the Rev. Mr. M'Kinty. The collection was in aid of the Presbyterian Orphan Society.

While on board the Laird Liner Lily, Mr. Hugh Cameron, of Easter Causewayend, Kirknewton, Midlothian, the well-known authority on sheep-rearing, who was coming from Glasgow to Londonderry to act as judge of the sheep sections at the North-West of Ireland Agricultural Society's summer show fell overboard and was drowned. Deceased was sixty-one years of age, and an extensive farmer and breeder of Clydesdales. He was for a long number of years in Australia.

A Zurich telegram states that the City Council of Warsaw (Poland, occupied by Germany) is taking steps for the deportation of the population dependent on public support, already a third of the whole. The Communal Kitchens are feeding 350,000 people daily. 80,000 of the population of Lodz have left that city since Easter to escape starvation; but it is difficult to see how they will improve the food situation by going to the country.

At a meeting of the farmers of Mourne, held in Kilkeel, it was decided to form a farmers' association. The meeting was addressed by Messrs., Alex. Fisher, Robert Forsythe, John Haughian, John Russell, James Reilly, the Rev. Dr. M'Mordie, and others. The following office-bearers were elected:-- Chairman, Mr. Robert Forsythe, Ballinran; vice-chairman, Mr. John Haughian, Glenoughan; honorary treasurer. Mr. John Russell, Kilkeel; honorary secretaries, Messrs. Wm. John Annett and James Curran.

Following the course adopted in Great Britain, Monday, July 2, will be observed as a bank holiday, but not a general holiday, in Ireland.

A Divinity student named Delacy was drowned on Saturday evening in the Shannon, at Tarbert Island, while bathing. A younger brother made a gallant attempt at rescue, and was rescued himself with difficulty.

It is stated on good authority that steps are being taken for a conference between delegates representing the Irish Nation League and Sinn Fein to try and bring about certain unity of action in political matters.

It is officially reported that the total casualties in the air raid of June 13 now stand as follows:-- Killed -- Men, 91; women, 24; children, 42; total killed, 157. Injured -- Men, 222; women, 110; children, 100; total injured, 432.

Mr. J. G. Edwards, A.M.I.M.E., Principal of the Portadown Technical School, has been appointed Principal of the Engineering School at Walthamstow, and supervisor of Evening Technical Schools under the Essex County Council.

The death has occurred of Sir Joseph Lyons, head of the well-known London catering firm. Deceased, who was born in 1948, for some years followed the profession of artist, exhibiting at several academies. He was knighted in 1911.

Sir Edward Carson will open the fete which will take place at Hampden House, Green Street, London, on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th of July, in aid of Lady Carson's fund for the Ulster Division sick and wounded and prisoners of war.

The Committee on the production and distribution of milk, in a preliminary report, says an aspect that calls for immediate attention is the possibility of an adequate supply for many children being prejudiced by shortage and high prices.

Mr. W. A. Holman, Premier of New South Wales, who was entertained to luncheon in London, said that Australia had 4,500,000 tons of wheat above home needs awaiting shipment. That was sufficient to supply the requirements of the United Kingdom for six months.

Vice-Admiral Sims, U.S. Navy, has temporarily taken over the Irish Naval command, and for the first time in the history of naval affairs in the United Kingdom the Republican flag of a friendly nation floats from the flagstaff of the British Naval Headquarters m Ireland.

The Agent-General for South Australia has received 450 from the residents of the West Coast and Port Lincoln, which has been paid to the Australian Young Men's Christian Association with the Australian Imperial Force, to provide trench comforts to South Australian soldiers on active service at the front.

It is stated that when Zeppelin 48 was destroyed in the air raid of June 16 three of the crew were captured alive. The second in command, it is understood, jumped from the gondola just before it reached the ground and was walking away heedless of the shouts of his disabled comrades, when a naval petty officer arrested him.

Sir John Lonsdale and his colleagues of the Unionist Parliamentary party will hold a special meeting on Tuesday to consider some further points in the Reform Bill. Doubtless proportional representation will be one of these. The party gave a divided vote so far as it was represented in the division when the question was previously before the House.

Mr. Prothero, President of the Board of Agriculture, intimated that the time would come when we would have to feed our armies out of our home supplies of meat. Depots would be established for the purchase of live cattle, and the price to be paid would be fixed by the Food Controller. He urged farmers not to go out of the milk trade, and declared that he had hopes that grain prices would never be allowed to fall to an unprofitable level.

A two-days' bazaar was opened in the Brownlee Memorial National School, Lisburn, the object of which was to provide funds for the better equipment of the school and improving the teacher's residence. In the unavoidable absence of Rev. Dr. D. A. Taylor, Commissioner of National Education, the chair was occupied by the Rev. Wm. Colquhean, Fitzroy Avenue, Belfast. Mrs. Malcolm Gordon, Hilden, declared the bazaar open.


The Late Captain William Craig

Speaking in Whitehouse Presbyterian Church at the morning service on Sabbath, the Rev. Robert Barron, D.D., referred to the loss of Captain William Craig through the torpedoing of his ship the previous week. Captain Craig and his wife had up to the time of their removal from Whitehouse been active members of the congregation, Captain Craig was, said Dr. Barron, a real sailor, bright, cheery, and light-hearted, a skilful mariner and a good business man, a great favourite with his employers and the men under him. He had recently been appointed to the command of a large steamer, but his useful and promising life had been cut short, another young life had been laid down on the alter of sacrifice for our country and the good of the world. He thought no names deserved a higher place on the national roll of honour than the sailors of the mercantile marine, who at the present time were braving untold dangers ungrudgingly for the purpose of bringing food and other things to this country. He concluded by expressing the sympathy of the entire congregation with Mrs. Craig and her children and the brothers and sisters of the deceased.


The death took place on Sabbath of Mr. John Millar, Master of the Ballymena Workhouse. Deceased was a member of the Royal Irish Constabulary for almost twenty nine years, and retired with, the rank of sergeant in 1907, when he was appointed Master of the Workhouse. His widow is the Matron, of the institution.



Second-Lieutenant Frank Barrie, Royal Flying Corps, previously reported missing, is now reported from the Geneva Red Cross to be a prisoner of war at Karlsruhe, Germany. This young officer is a son of Mr. Hugh T. Barrie, M.P., The Manor House, Coleraine.

Second-Lieutenant R. Norman M'Neill, King's Own Scottish Borderers, suffering from shell shock, is a son of the late Rev. James M'Neill, of Drumbo Presbyterian Church, and a brother of Rev. William M'Neill, B.A., of Birkenhead, and Mr. Campbell B. M'Neill, Glendevon, Windsor Park, Belfast. This officer was called to the Bar in 1913, joining the North-East Circuit, and was in practice in Belfast before he joined the army.

Second-Lieutenant H. Dinsmore, King's Royal Rifles, youngest son of Mr. E. Dinsmore, Muff, Londonderry, has been awarded the Military Cross. This officer is a brother of Miss A. M. Dinsmore, Queen's nurse, Eglinton. He was a student at M'Crea Magee College, Londonderry, and joined the colours after the outbreak of war.


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