Belfast Telegraph - 9 December, 1907.

Announcements under this heading are charged for as follows:-- Births 1s 6d; Marriages 2s 6d: Notice of Death 1s 6d: Interment Notice 2s 6d.


HARPER--NEWELL-HALL -- December 4, at Edinburgh, by the Rev. Robert J. Drummond, D.D., Lothian Road United Free Church, William Potts Harper, second son of James Harper, Merchant, Edinburgh, to Margaret Maud Newell, only daughter of Mrs. Hall, Macklen Hotel, Tandragee, Co. Armagh, Ireland.


ANDERSON -- December 8, at his residence, 25 Ship Street, James, the dearly-beloved husband of Mary Anderson. His remains will be removed for interment in St. Nicholas' Churchyard, Carrickfergus, on tomorrow (Tuesday) at twelve o'clock noon sharp, passing Woodburn Bridge about two o'clock.

BELL -- December 8, at her residence, 9 Memel Street, Ellen, Widow of Arthur Bell. The remains of my beloved mother will be removed from her late residence for interment in the family burying-ground, Ballygowan, to-morrow (Tuesday) afternoon, at one o'clock.
   Her pleasant face and kindly smile,
      The fond true heart is still;
   And the lips that spoke so kind to us
      Are closed in death's cold chill.

BROWN -- December 8, at her residence, Kilcross, Agnes Jane, much beloved wife of Henry Brown, aged 28 years. Her remains will be removed from above address to-morrow (Tuesday) morning at ten o'clock, for interment in Carnavey. Friends will please accept this (the only) intimation. HENRY BROWN

FORBES -- December 7, at 298 Albertbridge Road, Neal Forbes, Head-Constable R.I.C. The remains of my beloved husband will be removed from above address to-morrow (Tuesday) morning, at eleven o'clock, for interment in the family burying-ground, Ballymoney, train arriving there at 2.20pm. MARY FORBES

GREGG -- December 8, at her residence, 34 Donegall Road, Mary, the dearly-beloved wife of John Gregg (late of Dromore). Her remains will be removed for interment in the City Cemetery, on to-morrow (Tuesday) afternoon, at half past two o'clock. Friends will please accept this (the only) intimation.
   A faithful friend and mother dear;
      A loving wife, who God did hear;
   Upright and just in all her ways,
      In truth and justice spent her days.
   Farewell, my husband and children dear,
      I am not dead, but sleeping here;
   Prepare for death, for die you must,
      And with me sleep in the dust.
Inserted by her sorrowing husband and family. JOHN GREGG.

BOYD -- December 9, at 11 Cross Row, Lisburn, Mary Jane -- widow of the late Robert Boyd. Funeral on Wednesday afternoon at three o'clock, to Lisburn Cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation. T. L. BOYD

FERGUSON -- December 8, at his late residence, 94 Stratheden Street, William, the dearly-beloved husband of Margaret Ferguson. Notice of interment in to-morrow's paper. Deeply regretted. MARGARET FERGUSON

WATT -- December 8, at his residence, 21 Brookhill Avenue, Nelson Watt. His remains will be removed from above address, for interment in Garvaghy Churchyard, County Down, on Wednesday morning at nine o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation. JOSEPH WATT

WILSON -- December 7, at his residence of her husband, 5½ Hemsworth Street, Elizabeth, the beloved wife of John Wilson. Her remains will be removed from above address, for interment to-morrow (Tuesday) morning, at half-past eight o'clock, in Tullylish Churchyard. Friends will please accept this intimation. Deeply regretted. JOHN WILSON

In Memoriam

M'BRIDE -- In fond and loving remembrance of our dearly-beloved daughter Aggie, who fell asleep in Jesus, December 9, 1905, and was interred in the family burying-ground, Ballyroney. Till Jesus comes.
   We freebly mind with sorrowing hearts two years ago today,
      When our dear Aggie, much beloved, so peaceful passed away;
   We miss her kind and cheerful voice, and see the vacant chair,
      But there above in the home of love, she dwells with Jesus there.
   We soon shall meet on that happy shore, and never part again,
      When sorrow and pain and death are o'er we shall with Jesus reign.
Fondly remembered by her loving Father, Mother, Sisters and Brothers.

M'BRIDE -- In fond and loving memory of my dearly-beloved sister, Agres Cromie M'Bride (Aggie), of Parkside Villa, Belfast, who departed this life December 9, 1905.
   Two years have gone, and still we miss her;
      Never shall her memory fade;
   Loving thoughts will always linger
      Around the grave where Aggie's laid.
   The golden gates were open,
      A gentle voice said come;
   And with farewells unspoken
      She calmly entered home.
Her loving sister, Mrs. KNIPE. 21 Euclid Avenue, Toronto.

M'BRIDE -- In loving memory of Aggie, who fell asleep in Jesus, December 9, 1905, at the residence of her father, Parkside Villa, Sydenham.
   One precious to our heart has gone,
      The voice we loved is stilled;
   The place made vacant in our home
      Can never more be filled.
   Our Father in His wisdom called
      The boon his love had given,
   And though on earth the body lies,
      The soul is safe in heaven.
Inserted by her sister and brothers. CISSIE, WILLIE, & JIM. Toronto, Canada.

M'MEEKIN -- In memory of Nelson, the eldest and dearly-beloved son of George and Martha M'Meekin, who died on the 9th December, 1906, and was interred in Carnmoney Cemetery. Sadly missed.
   How we miss the word so gentle,
      How we miss the look so kind,
   How we miss the voice so cheery,
      That bespoke the happy mind.
   Yes, we miss him, and how sadly,
      None but aching hearts can tell;
   But in heaven we hope to meet him:
      Jesus doth all things well.
GEORGE & MARTHA M'MEEKIN. 27 Cliftonpark Avenue, Belfast.



With reference to the Artillery practice camps to he held next year the Divisional Artillery is to practice early in the season, the later dates being reserved for the newly-organised Training Brigades. Units are not to arrive at or depart from camp on Sunday, and the length of their stay must be regulated so as to allow not less than six days' actual shooting for each brigade.

Recruiting has been opened in the Irish Command for Army Service Corps drivers, who will be sent to join No. 3 Transport Depot Company at Longford.

The Army Council has issued instructions that in future forage will not be allowed for private horses ridden on parade by officers who are entitled to Government chargers unless they come within the exceptions permitted by the King's Regulations.

In future the payment of rent for billiard tables supplied for recreative purposes will not be enforced against units when absent from the station for training or manoeuvres. provided the tables are meanwhile handed over to the officer in charge of barracks.

Attention is directed in Irish Command orders to the rule under which application forms to be presented to booking clerks for return tickets to London at reduced fare must bear the regimental stamp of the units issuing them.

Second-Lieutenant Grantham, Royal Irish Fusiliers, has been transferred from the 1st Battalion, Dublin, to the 2nd at Ferozepore, and Second-Lieutenant D. A. Davidson has been posted to the 1st Battalion, Dublin.



On Saturday a youth named Bleeks, while sliding, fell and sustained a broken arm.

On Saturday night Mrs. Rush, of Gortagammon, wife of a well-to-do farmer, when driving home from town, after transacting some business, met with a rather serious accident. On ascending a small hill at Donaghendry the donkey fell, and in getting out the cart Mrs. Rush was caught by one the irons of the tail-board and sustained an ugly wound across the thigh. She was conveyed home, and Dr. Harris was sent for and put sixteen stitches in the wound.

Two men named O'Neill and Garland reported to the police that they had been previously assaulted on their way from Cookstown on Saturday evening. Dr. Woodside dressed their wounds. The police are investigating the affair.



Mr. James Moore, manager of the Ulster Bank, met with a rather serious accident on Saturday. He was driving on a car from Newtownhamilton, when the horse stumbled and fell, and Mr. Moore was thrown to the ground, and sustained injuries to his wrist



A man named James M'Allister, of Glenarm, fell into the harbour on Saturday night. Another man, named Hill, who was attracted by his cries, at great personal risk and with much difficulty succeeded in getting him ashore. Dr. Magowan, Glenarm, who was quickly on the scene, applied restoratives, and M'Allister is making good progress.



Dr. J. J. Adams, J.P. (coroner), held an inquiry relative to the death of James Russell, of the firm of Messrs. Russell & Harrison, clothiers, Linenhall Street, Ballymena, and formerly of Smithfield, Belfast, at Taylorstown on Saturday. Deceased, it appears, had been out driving on the 3rd inst., and by some means got thrown from the trap in which he was seated. After hearing the medical evidence of Dr. W. H. W. Mewhirter, Toomebridge, the jury returned a verdict that death was due to compression the brain.



Three sudden deaths took place in Armagh on Saturday. A merchant named Patrick M'Brien dropped dead shortly after coming downstairs. Deceased was an ex-head-constable of the Royal Irish Constabulary, and had recently started business on his own account. An old woman named Eliza Kennedy was found dead in bed and a young girl named Lappin? died suddenly in Mr. Cowan's, English Street, on Saturday night, while attending to her business. The coroner was communicated with, but did not consider inquests necessary.



Late on Saturday night the dead body of a man was found lying on the ground in Matilda Street, Belfast. He was brought in the ambulance to the Royal Victoria Hospital, whence the corpse was lodged in the mortuary. The body has been identified as that of William Shilliday, a labourer, who bad lived in 70 Armoy Street. He was an employe at the Vulcanite Works, Stranmillis. An inquest will be held.

At 25 Academy Street, Belfast -- an unoccupied house -- there was discovered on Sunday morning the dead body of a woman named Julia Keys. The deceased was about 28 years of age. Constable Martin Byrne, of Henry Street Barracks, had the body deposited in the Public Mortuary, and after a post-mortem examination on the remains, an inquest will take place.


A man named Reuben Cartwright was charged at Bacup, on Saturday, with attempted suicide in Maden's Mill reservoir. It appears that prisoner plunged into the pond, breaking the ice which covered its surface, and was rescued by a neighbour in the nick of time. He was remanded for medical examination.





On Saturday Thomas Crookshanks, indicted for the manslaughter of Charles Mullan, on 1st April, at Dromore, was found not guilty and was discharged.


Patrick Devlin, a youth, was charged with the larceny of 6s 3d, the money of Mary Johnstone, 46 Holywood Road, shopkeeper.

Mr. E. Cuming, K.C., and Mr. E. Greer (instructed by Mr. E. Bates) prosecuted for the Crown, and prisoner was undefended.

After evidence, prisoner was found guilty. He also pleaded guilty to a previous conviction.

His Lordship -- Three years' penal servitude. (Sensation in court.)


James Orr and Alexander M'Cullough were charged with the robbery of 15s from the person of Alfred Moore. Mr. T. J! Campbell (instructed by Mr. John S. Osborne) appeared for M'Cullough, and Orr was undefended.

The circumstances of the affair were given in evidence by Moore to the effect that he was in Exchange Street, and saw the prisoners, one of whom knocked him down and robbed him. Witness went for the police, and prisoners were taken into custody.

Prisoners were found guilty, and were sentenced to three months hard labour, to date from committal.




Wm. P. Bell, a glazier, of 42 Memel Street, Belfast, succumbed in the Royal Victoria Hospital on Saturday night to the terrible injuries which he sustained last Tuesday in a fall of 60 feet from a roof, which he was repairing, to the ground.



An outbreak of fire occurred on Saturday evening at the premises of Mr. P. Milligan, rope and twine manufacturer, 5 Queen's Square, Belfast, and the Brigade were called out, but the flames were extinguished with buckets of water before much damage resulted.



In the Donaghadee Parish Church on Sunday last the rector, Rev. R. H Coote, A.B., at the conclusion of the sermon made touching references to the late Mr. Samuel Delacherois, of Ballywilliam. The rev. gentleman said the deceased gentleman come of an old, historical and honoured family, who had long taken interest in the church, and had in previous years been a regular worshipper in the Donaghadee Parish Church. He had passed away after an honourable career, at a ripe old age, esteemed and respected by the entire community. His death would be generally and sincerely regretted, and his loss keenly felt by the poorer classes, and deep and widespread sympathy would indeed be extended to the sorrowing relatives. The pulpit and the reading desk were draped in mourning as a mark of respect to the deceased. The funeral took place to-day, when the remains were laid to rest in the family vault in the Donaghadee Parish Church. Deceased was a valued member of the Masonic Order, and members of the Donaghadee Lodges in regalia attended the funeral.




Rain Causes Abandonment of Game

(Press Association Foreign Special) (Copyright)

BRISBANE, Monday-Owing to rain, which fell heavily during the morning and early afternoon, no further play in this match between an eleven of Australia and the M.C.C. team was possible to-day, and shortly after two o'clock it was decided to abandon the game as a draw.

A.O. Jones will not be able to play in the first test match, which begins at Sydney on Saturday.


For our Sporting Readers

Every day throughout the season the First Edition of the "Belfast Evening Telegraph" issued about 12 o'clock will contain a full programme of the day's racing, a special report of the mornings gallops, latest arrivals and scratchings, selections from the morning papers, together with latest selections from our special Correspondents "Isinglass" and "With the Gee-Gees" ("Final Selection"), who attend meetings and wire those selections direct from the course, based upon the very latest information to hand.

Those of our readers residing in districts where our Noon Edition is not obtainable can have either "Isinglass" or "Final's" selections telegraphed each morning for one shilling each (including cost of message) about eleven o'clock. The result of any race run at

NOTTINGHAM -- December 9, 10
NEWBURY -- December 11, 12
LINGFIELD -- December 13, 14

Will be sent direct from this office to any address in towns not reached by our "Sixth Edition" for 1s each. A telegram containing the winner of each race (at any one meeting) will be sent for 1s prepaid. A message containing winners and places (at any one meeting) will be sent also after the last race for 2s each day. ON NO ACCOUNT WILL A PREPAID REPLY TELEGRAME FORM BE ACCEPTED AND IT SHALL IN ALL CASES BE RETURNED TO THE SENDER.

Customers are requested to make their addresses as brief as possible, and those having messages regularly should register their addresses at the Post Office.




American Stock Manipulation -- Trans Atlantic Press Views -- The New York Bank Return -- Steel Trust

Monday 11.30am -- Little attempt is made in the American Press to disgrace the manipulation of stocks during the past week; indeed, some go so far as to say that its main object has been to strengthen and accelerate public confidence, and so quicken all branches of industry. The conservative element, however, regard it as highly unsafe, holding that manipulation at this juncture for purely window dressing purposes is likely to react disastrously in January.

The heavy liquidation in Wall Street on Saturday suggests to the "Financial News" that the big manipulators had temporarily changed to the bear side.

The best feature in the New York Bank return, indicating a return to the normal, was the decrease of about two millions in the loans.

The Steel Trust is working only 38 furnaces out of 96.

The following is from the article on the Stock Markets dated Saturday evening, in the "Times" of to-day; -- Markets were again rather irregular, with business very quiet. Gilt-edges stocks were a good market, and the demand for Home Railway Stocks continued, with a further appreciable advance in Great Northern and Great Central issues, although the market showed some hesitation towards the close. The American market opened dull, and in the absence of local support prices relapsed slightly, and South African Shares showed an easier tendency at the close, after a firm opening. IN the Foreign market there was a cessation of the recent selling of Russian Bonds, for which some Continental support was forthcoming.


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