Northern Whig - Monday, 2 January 1893


Announcements under this heading are charged for as follows:-- Birth, 2s 6d.; Marriage, 2s 6d; Notice of Death, 1s 6d; Interment Notice, 2s 6d. These announcements must be Prepaid and duly Authenticated.


DUNN -- December 29, at Kilnamanaght House, Tallaght, the wife of Charles J. Dunn, of a son.

ELLIS -- December 29, at 8, North Frederick Street, Dublin, the wife of James Ellis, of a son.

HALL -- December 29, at 12, Washington Street, South Circular Road, Dublin, the wife of T. W. Hall, of a daughter.

HUNTER -- December 29, at Market Street, Limavady, the wife of B. M. Hunter, of a son

HUDSON -- December 29, at 53, Oxford Terrace, Hyde Park, London, the wife of Captain Anthony T. P. Hudson, 1st Battalion Manchester Regiment, of a daughter.

LAMPLOUGH -- December 28, at Belgray House, Vardens Road, London, the wife of Frederick Lamplough, of a son.

O'SULLIVAN -- December 30, at [70?] Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin, the wife of J. O'Sullivan, L.R.C.S., and P.E.L.F.P., of a son.

TAPLIN -- December 28, at Lyndhurst, St. Kilda's Road, London, the wife of Thomas J. Taplin, of a daughter.

WATKINS -- December 28, at 49, Crouch Hall Road, London, the wife of Albert Watkins, of a son.


FORBES--WHITTING -- December 28, St. Mary Abbott's, Kensington, London, by the Rev. Henry W. Forbes, brother of the bridegroom, and the Rev. William Henry Whitting, uncle of the bride, Andrew W. Forbes, son of the late John Gregory Forbes, F.R.C.S>, formerly of 82, Oxford Terrace, Hyde Park London, to Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Arthur Whitting, of 10, Lexham Gardens, Kensington, London.

JONES--MANBY -- December 28, at Petistree Church, Suffolk, by the Rev. R. C. Wood, assisted by the Rev. H. D. Day, the Rev. H. Clement Jones, second son of the Rev. John Jones, Rector of Arborfield, Reading, to Florence Mary, second daughter of Thomas Manby, of Petistree.

NORMAN--MILBURN -- December 28, at Jesmond Parish Church, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, by the Rev. William Norman, father of the bridegroom, Wilfred Waller Norman, of Snaresbrook, Essex, to Evelyn Maud, second daughter of Edward Milburn, Esq., of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

SPENSER--LORRIMER -- December 28, at St. Andrew's Church, Aylestone, Leicestershire, by the Rev. H. Havlett, assisted by the Rev. H. Sommerville Gedge, Philip Yates, youngest son of the late Thomas Spencer, of Black Ladies, Staffordshire, to Florence, youngest daughter of the late John Lorrimer, of Aylestone, Leicestershire.


ADAIR -- December 30, at her mother's residence, Greenvale, Cookstown, Margaret (Meta), youngest daughter of the late Thomas Adair. Funeral at eleven o'clock this day (Monday).

BEST -- December 30, at The Cairn, Aghalee, Lurgan, Mary Selina, beloved wife of William Edmund Best, aged twenty-eight years. Her remains will be removed for interment in the family burying-ground, Aghagallon, this day (Monday), the 2nd January, at twelve o'clock.

CRICKARD -- December 31, at the residence of her son-in-law, William Anderson, Granshaw, Susan, relict of the late William Crickard, Drumhirk, aged eighty years. Funeral this day (Monday), at one o'clock, for family burying-ground, Bangor.

FERGUSON -- December 30, at Back Shuttlefield, Newtownards, Jane Ferguson. The remains of my beloved wife will be removed for interment in the family burying-ground, Movilla, this day (Monday), 2nd January, 1893, at ten o'clock a.m. Friends will please accept this (the only) intimation. SHAW FERGUSON.

GRAY -- December 31, at his residence, Giant's Ring House, Ballylesson, Thomas Gray, aged seventy years. The remains of my beloved husband will be removed for interment in the family burying-ground, Ballylesson, at three o'clock p.m., this day (Monday), 2nd January, 1893. -- American papers please copy. ANNIE SOPHIA GRAY.

MARSHALL -- December 30, at 39, Hamilton Street, Belfast, William, the beloved husband of Mary Marshall, in his seventy-seventh year. His remains will be removed for interment in the City Cemetery, this (Monday) morning, 2nd January, 1893, at ten o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.

PAUL -- December 30, at Portadown, W. J. Paul, J.P., aged seventy-two years. His remains will be removed for interment in the family burying-ground, Drumcree, this day (Monday), 2nd January, at half-past ten a.m.

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KENNEDY -- December 30, at his residence, 120, Upper Abbey Street, Dublin, John Kennedy, aged eighty-two years.

KEATES -- December 30, at 32, Rathmines Road, Dublin, Francis E., wife of William Yeates, Esq.


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ARCHDALE -- December 29, at Dorchester, Dorset, the wife of George Montgomery Archdale, of a son.

ANDREAE -- December 30, at 199, Grove Lane, Denmark Hill, London, the wife of Percy Andreae, Ph.D., of a son.

BENJAMIN -- December 30, at 17, Gordon Square, London, the wife of Henry Neville Benjamin, of a son.

COTTON -- December 29, at the Curragh, the wife of Lieutenant-Colonel R. B. Cotton, Wiltshire Regiment, of a daughter.

FENN -- December 30, at Richmond, Surrey, the wife of Edward L. Fenn, M.D., M.R.C.P., of Grey Friars, Colchester, of a daughter.

FRAME -- December 30, at 29, Denmark Avenue, Wimbledon, the wife of G. MacGregor Frame, of a son.

HAYES -- December 29, at Walford Manor, Baschurch, the wife of F. W. Hayes, Esq., of a daughter.

MACGEAGH -- December 31, at Bloomfield, Belfast, Mrs. W. J. MacGeagh, of a daughter.

PARDO-KIRK -- December 31, at Tyrrellstown House, Mulhuddart, County Dublin, Mrs. Pardo-Kirk, of a son.

SMITH -- December 28, at Audley Cottage, Weybridge, the wife of James Martin Smith, of a daughter.


CHUBB--BEALEY -- December 29, at St. Augustine's Church, Queen's Gate, Kensington, London, by the Rev. W. Guest Williams, assisted by the Rev. S. Guest Williams, cousins of the bride, Edward Geoffrey, fifth son of the late John Chubb, of Chevender, Chislehurst, to Charlotte Eliza, youngest daughter of the late John Bealey, of Radcliffe, Lancashire.

HOUSEMAN--WARD -- December 28, at Holy Trinity Church, Twickenham, by the Rev. David Anderson, assisted by the Rev. P. R. Drabble, Dr. James Gilpin Houseman, of The Manor House, Houghton-le-Spring, Durham, to Jane Isabel, eldest daughter of Martindale Cowslade Ward, M.D., of Saltburn, Twickenham Common.

HIDE--SMITH -- December 29, at St. Petter's Church, Brockley, by the Rev. Lewis Smith, and the Rev. E. Bucknall Smith, cousins of the bride, assisted by the Rev. Thomas Lander, uncle of the bridegroom, Thomas H. Hide, R.N.R., second son of the late T. C. Hide, M.I.M.E., to Maud Marian, younger daughter of Arthur Smith, Wickham Road, Brockley.

MALLAM--ROGERS -- December 29, at Ealing Dean, by the Rev. B. Mallam, M.A., uncle of the Bridegroom, George, eldest son of George Mallam, Oxford, Solicitor, to Katherine Rose, second daughter of the late W. Rogers, Solicitor, and of Mrs. Rodgers, of Virld House, Ealing Dean.

STATHAM--PRICE -- December 29, at All Saints' Church, Gloucester, Richard Jervis Statham, M.A., eldest son of the Rev. William Statham, Mus. Doc., to Margaret Heloise, eldest daughter of the late Rev. Henry Tilley Brice, Rector of Elkstone, Gloucestershire.


GIBSON -- January 1, 1893, at the Gate Lodge, Craigavad, after a short illness, Thomas Gibson, Coachman, the faithful and devoted servant of S. W. P. Cowan. The funeral will leave at one o'clock to-morrow (Wednesday) for interment in Holywood Cemetery.

REA -- January 1, at his residence, Kingsfield, Downpatrick, Edward Rea, aged seventy-one years. His remains will be removed for interment in Inch, to-morrow (Wednesday), 4th January, at ten a.m.

VINT -- Died on Sabbath morning, 1st January, at his father's residence, Ballyduff, Thomas Hugh, only son of William and Hannah Vint, aged fifteen and a half years. His remains will be removed for interment in Carnmoney Burila ground, this day (Tuesday), at eleven o'clock a.m. Friends will please accept this (the only) intimation. WILLIAM VINT.

YOUNG -- Suddenly, at his residence, The Cottage, University Street, James Young, aged sixty-six years. His remains will be removed from above address for interment in the family burying-ground, Moneyrea, tomorrow (Wednesday), 4th inst., at eleven a.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

DUNN -- On the 22nd December, 1892, washed overboard from the s.s. Glengoil, of Liverpool, in the North Atlantic, Christopher, second son of Captain Joseph Dunn, of Belfast.

FIELD -- December 29, at 6, Holland Park Gardens, London, Margaret Elizabeth, widow of the late Alfred Field, aged fifty-three years.

GREGORY -- December 29, at 79, Guilford Street, Russell Square, London, Eliza, third daughter of the late Jonas Gregory, of Upper Montague Street, Russell Square, London, aged seventy-three years.

PADDAY -- December 29, at 30, Orsett Terrace, Hyde Park, London, Colonel Arthur Charles Padday, R.E.

SCOTT -- December 29, at Woodhaven, Newport, Fife, Staff Commander Charles Casely Scott, R.N., in the eighty-sixth year of his age.

WHITE -- December 29, att his residence, Street End, Canterbury, John Baker White, in the fifty-third year of his age.



Mr. H. M'NEILE M'CORMICK, registrar, held the weekly sitting of this Court at half-past eleven o'clock yesterday.

Mr. J. H. B. Murphy, deputy registrar and Mr. E. Allworthy, official assignee, were in attendance.



This was the first public sitting in this case. The bankrupt carried on the business of spirit grocer.

Mr. Stanley Jones (Messrs. Jones & Lyttle) appeared for Messrs. Watt & Co. and other creditors; Mr. D. M'Gonigal appeared for Messrs. Reilly & Sons, Waterford; and Mr. Thompson (Messrs. M'Erlean & Thompson) represented the bankrupt.

The bankrupt having been examined with reference to her belongings,

Mr. Joseph Thompson, Shankhill Road, was on the motion of Mr. JONES, appointed creditors' assignee. The sitting was adjourned generally with liberty to list.


This matter came before the Court on a motion with reference to proof of debts. The bankrupt is a provision merchant in Banbridge,

Mr. M'Cutcheon appeared for the assignees, Mr. Moorehead appeared for the bankrupt, and Mr. Galway represented Mr. Harvey, the liquidator of the estate.

On the application of Mr. M'CUTCHEON, the matter was adjourned until the 16th inst.


In this matter the adjourned examination of witnesses was resumed. The bankrupt carried on business as a printer and stationer in Lisburn.

Mr. Thomas Harrison (instructed by Mr. Mulholland) was for the bankrupt, and Mr. D. M'Gonigal (for Messrs. Sheals & M'Lorman) represented the assignees.

The bankrupt was not present, and Dr. Ward, of Lisburn, was examined in reference to the state of Mr. Johnston's health, which, he said, would not permit him to travel to Belfast.

A number of witnesses gave evidence relative to the assets of the bankrupt, particularly to the disposition of a large sum of money which he had in the bank at the beginning of the year.

The matter was further adjourned for the attendance of the bankrupt.


This was the first public sitting in this case. Mr. Thompson appeared for the petitioning creditor, and Mr. M'Gonigal appeared for the bankrupt, who carried on the grocery business in Dromore. The latter was examined by Mr. Thompson in regard to the state of his affairs, after which Mr. John Agnew (of Messrs. Agnew & Hamilton) was appointed creditors' assignee. The first sitting was then passed with the consent of the parties concerned.


This was also the first public sitting in this case. The bankrupt, Samuel Smith, trading as Smith & Co., carried on business as confectioner in York Street, Belfast.

Mr. M'Gonigal appeared for the petitioning creditor. The bankrupt stated that as an arranging debtor he had filed a statement which truly represented the state of his affairs. Since his adjudication a supplementary statement had been filed and lodged with the assignee. Witness had no outstanding estate the assets of which had not been realised.

The first sitting was passed.


This matter came up for the audit of the official assignee and mortgage account. The audit was passed, and the balance ordered to be paid to the mortgagee. Mr. M'Gonigal appeared for the assignees.


In this matter Mr. M'GONIGAL, who appeared for the assignees, applied to have the clients' account passed.

The application was granted.

There were three arrangements disposed of, in which Messrs. Harper & Mills and M'Ildowie & Shaw were professionally engaged.

The Court afterwards adjourned.


The stormy and unsettled weather of the past year has had the effect of bringing very forcibly before the public of the United Kingdom the great usefulness of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. During the twelve months just ended the services of the lifeboat have been instrumental in saving more than one thousand lives. This is surely a splendid record. The boats were called out 335 times, and, in addition to the large number of persons rescued, a very great amount of valuable property has been saved. During the period indicated the Institution granted rewards for the saving of 220 lives by means of shore and fishing boats, and these added to 834, the number rescued by the boats owned by the Institution, bring the total of persons saved to 1,054. An Institution doing such noble work as this deserves no half-hearted support. Its usefulness will be still further increased when electric communication with lighthouses and the shore is established, as we trust it soon will be. This will no doubt mean increased demand on the resources of the Institution. The public support, however, has been vary generous in the past, and we need hardly fear that the operations of this Society will be hampered in the future.



We are pleased to learn that neither Mr. Arnold-Forster nor his cousin, Mr. Arnold, is the worse for the accident which happened to them while skating at Virginia Water on Tuesday last. Although Mr. Arnold-Forster, who fell into the water in attempting to rescue his cousin, was got out almost immediately, it was quite a quarter of an hour before Mr. Arnold was brought out, and during that time Mr. Arnold-Forster remained directing the operations in his wet and freezing clothes. Had it not been for Mr. Arnold-Forster's prompt action in offering a reward, and fastening the boy Jeffery a with a rope before he ventured into the water, Mr. Arnold's life would certainly have been lost, as he was quite exhausted.


DEATH IN THE ROYAL HOSPITAL. -- Yesterday William Nester, sixteen years of age, died in the Royal Hospital from the effects of cuts on the head, said to have been inflicted with a bottle. The deceased was an apprentice vintner, residing at 50, Mill Street, and was admitted to the Royal Hospital on the 24th December last. An inquest will probably be held to-day.


THE FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE. -- Yesterday morning the Portal Inspector of Belfast received a telegram from the Chief Secretary's Office, Dublin, to the effect that a fresh out-break of foot-and-mouth disease had occurred in Great Britain, and that the importation of cattle and sheep into Ireland would be cancelled from yesterday. An intimation to this effect was conveyed last evening to the various cross-Channel offices.





On Sunday night a disturbance took place in this town, between eleven p.m. and three a.m. Several houses were attacked and windows smashed. The premises occupied by the Working Men's Club were wrecked, and the Temperance Hall shared the same fate. The residences of Messrs. Lynch and Doohen, Town Commissioners, and others who hold Anti-Parnellite principles, shared in the attack. It would seem that by way of retaliation this led to the breaking of windows in the houses of three Parnellites in Moore Street The police made several arrests to-day, and much excitement prevailed in the town.


REDUCTION OF RENT ON MR. CHAINE'S ESTATE, BALLYTWEEDY. -- On Tuesday, the 27th ult, the tenantry on this estate as usual went to pay the year's rent due at November, when, unsolicited, the agent (Mr. Thos. P. M'Dowell) informed them that he was happy to communicate to those assembled that Mr. Chaine, having considered the adverse circumstances which human have to meet this season, had desired him to state that he would allow 15 per cent. on all rents due, and, in addition, an extension of time where the tenant was unable to pay at present. Many complimentary expressions were indulged in regarding Mr. Chaine and his late lamented father.





The Canard steamer Gallia, from New York, arrived here to-day. Captain Ferguson was asked by Press representatives whether it was true, as reported by passengers of the Umbria, that he refused to stand by that vessel on the 26th ultimo, when disabled in the Atlantic with her main shaft broken. Captain Ferguson said, in reply, "I have no statement to make, and consequently refuse to be interviewed." The passengers who landed here from the Gallia made different statements as to the reason why the Gallia did not offer assistance to the Umbria. Some of them state that the signal exhibited by that vessel did not request assistance, and that, as the weather was quite favourable and the engineers were engaged repairing the shaft, Captain Ferguson came to the conclusion that it would be mere waste of time to stand by the disabled steamer, more especially as he had aboard a large number of passengers, upwards of one thousand bags of mails, and a very valuable general cargo. Other passengers, state that the Gallia was asked to stand by for twenty-four hours until the shaft was repaired, but Captain Ferguson did not think it necessary.




No reply has yet been received to the memorials forwarded to the Lord Lieutenant praying for a commutation of the death sentence on James Boyle, the Aughnacloy murderer, and failing a favourable reply the execution will take place on Friday morning in Londonderry Gaol. The scaffold has arrived from Mountjoy Prison, and it is stated that Scott, who hanged the Sligo murderer, will be the executioner. Boyle, who is quite a young man, has within the last two days realised his awful position. He is frequently attended by the Roman Catholic chaplain. The execution will be carried out under the superintendence of Mr. Rogers, under sheriff for County Tyrone.




THE man Maitland, who was so terribly injured at Dunselma, near Strone, by John M'Leish on Saturday afternoon, is still alive, but the medical authorities pronounce his case as hopeless. Sheriff Shairp and Mr. M'Lullich, prosecutor fiscal for the county, journeyed from Inverary to Strone on Sunday afternoon and took the dying man's depositions. Cameron is progressing favourably, and, although a man of over 70 years of age, he seems to have stood the attack remarkably well. There are nine large cuts on his head, and had he not been able to shield himself in the brushwood during M'Leish's savage attack on him he would certainly have been beaten to death. M'Leish, who seems to have been seised with a sudden impulse to take Maitland's life, is now very quiet, there being no signs of the outrageous manner which characterised, his conduct oo Saturday afternoon. When taken into custody he asked to be allowed to leave, as his sister "would be wearying for him." The scene of the tragedy projects an awful spectacle, great pools of blood lying in several places.




A MAN, disguised and carrying a revolver, entered on Saturday night Grove Villa, near Tulla, the residence of the Misses Burke-Browne, daughters of a deceased magistrate. He found the ladies in the kitchen, and asked whether their old manservant, named Butles, was within. Receiving a negative reply, he fired four shots about the room and left; but returning, he aimed a shot at Miss Celia Browne, though without doing her any injury. He then decamped with some comrades, who awaited him outside. No arrests have been made.





ALLEGED SERIOUS WIFE ASSSAULT. -- John Keenan was charged by Countable Dickson with having nvaulted his wife in Norton Street on Saturday night. Mr. Spiller prosecuted. The constable stated that about eleven o'clock on Saturday night he was on duty in Croroac Street. In consequence of a complaint he went to 58, Norton Street. On entering the house he heard sounds upstairs as of some person being beaten, and, proceeding up and opening the door of the room from which the sounds came, he found the wife of the prisoner lying perfectly nude on the floor. He was standing above her, holding her by the left arm with his left hand; in his right he held the leather strap produced, and was in the act of striking. The woman was evidently in a very much exhausted state. Her mouth was bleeding, and two of her upper teeth were out which she said she lost that night. On her left forearm there was a wound, her face was swollen, and there were marks about the body which seemed to have been produced by a strap. She charged her husband with having assaulted her -- "killed her" were the words she used. When witness placed him under arrest he said he had only been chastising his wife with that strap, and that she had been drinking his money. At the Police Office, addressing his wife, he added, "Jane, you have charged me with this; it will be a long roast for you." She replied, "Oh, John, you have killed me." Witness then had her conveyed to the Royal Hospital. Mr. Spiller -- Was he under the influence of drink? Witness -- He was sober, but she was in such an exhausted state I could not say whether she was sober or not. The hospital doctor, however, afterwards informed me she was not drunk at the time of admission. Denis Smith, Eliza Court, stated on Saturday night he was in a house just opposite to that of the prisoner's, and while there heard the woman calling "Murder!" She continued calling for about a quarter of an hour. Witness and a companion named Crawford ran across the street into the prisoner's house and upstairs. Opening the door of a room from which they heard noises, they saw the woman sitting there naked, and the prisoner hitting her with the belt across the back. Crawford got a hold of the prisoner, and to prevent a further row witness got between them and separated them. Crawford then ran downstairs, witness following. The prisoner made to kick at his wife, but witness could not say whether he succeeded in kicking her or not. Mr. Spiller then applied for a remand, as the woman was yet unable appear. The MAGISTRATES granted a remand for a period within eight days.

LARCENY CHARGES. -- Ellen Chapman, or Doherty, was charged with having stolen a watch, the property of Walter Jonce [sic], on Saturday night. Mr. Lewis prosecuted. Jones stated he was going along Templemore Avenue, carrying a jug of beer, when the prisoner met him, and solicited assistance, and, after some parleying, he gave her a drink of the beer. She remarked it was a good drink, and they parted, but he had only proceeded a few yards when he observed his chain hanging down, and the watch gone. He ran after the prisoner, but she denied the larceny, and he handed her over to the police. Constable Madill said when the prisoner was searched in the Police Office the watch was not found. The MAGISTRATES discharged her without prejudice. -- A little fellow named Booth was accused of having stolen three pairs of boots, the property of David Cesar, within the past fortnight. Mr. Lewis prosecuted, and Mr. M'Erlean defended. The prisoner, it appeared, was a message boy in the employment of Cesar. His father appeared in court, and promised to send him to the country. The MAGISTRATES allowed the prisoner out on his father's bail under the First Offenders Act. -- Bella Holly was charged with having stolen 1 10s from a sailor named Fred. Eiffeltin on Saturday night. Mr. Wm. Harper defended. It appeared the sailor gave her into custody, but in the Police Office, on being searched, no money was found. The prosecutor did not appear, and the prisoner was accordingly discharged. -- Mary Parks, a domestic servant, was charged with the larceny of a quantity of clothing, the property of Mrs. Lizzie Walsh, her mistress. Constable Redmond gave evidence of the arrest, adding that the missing articles were all found in the prisoner's box. She was returned for trial to the Quarter Sessions.

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ALLEDGED IlLL-TREATMENT OF CHILDREN -- Hugh M'Cluskey was charged at the instance of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children with having neglected his five children. Mr. Lewis prosecuted. Inspector John W. Taylor deposed he visited the residence of the defendant on the 8th ult. He saw the defendant's wife and his children -- Selina, aged 10 years; Georgina, aged 7; Ellen, aged 6; Agnes, aged 2; and George, aged 10 months. The little ones were very thinly clad; the kitchen was almost devoid of furniture; there was only a spark of fire in the grate; and the only food in the house was a crust of bread weighing about two ounces -- the wife stating they had no food until her husband came in. Witness examined the sleeping-room, and found it almost bare of furniture. There was a bedstead, with a very dirty mattress and rug, upon which, he was told, the husband and wife and one child slept; and in a corner were some rags, covered with an old coat, the sole sleeping accommodation for the other four children. From the room, and especially from the rags, a terrible stench proceeded. The defendant objected strongly to witness's interference with the children, who, he said, were as well kept as his means would permit. Witness again paid a visit to the house on the 10th, and again on the 21st. On the occasion of the last visit be found the family had been ejected for non-payment of rent. Their WORSHIPS adjourned the case for a fortnight, directing the inspector to supervise the conduct of the defendant towards his children in the meantime.





The s.s. Lord Erne, Dunn, from Baltimore, with a general cargo -- sundry consignees; Thomas Dixon and Sons, agents.

The s.s. Shieldrake, Worsnop, from Ghent, with a general cargo -- sundry consignees; James Little and Co., agents.

The s.s Gwynfaen, Evans, from Port Nant, with a cargo of stone sets.

The Thomas Mason, Jones, from Annan, with a cargo of freestone.

The s.s. Morag Glen, Kerr, from Glasgow, with a cargo of bricks.

The s.s. Antrim, M'Millan, from Leith, with a general cargo.

Te s.s. Lady Bessie, Roberts, from Carnervon, with a cargo of stone sets.

The s.s. Rathkenny, Hill, from Stockton, with a cargo of plate iron.


The s.s. Minnie Hinde, from Whitehaven; the Gartsherrie, the s.s. Kathleen, and the Cambridge, from Troon; the s.s. Vril, from Penarth: the s.s. Broughshane, from Garston; the Agnes C. James, the s.s. Eveleen, The s.s. Susannah Kelly, and The George F., from Ayr; the s.s. Glenarm and the s.s. Agate, from Glasgow; the Virginia, from Maryport; the s.s. Solway Prince, from Newport; the s.s. Parkmore, from Harrington; and the s.s. Llewellyn, from Irvine.


The s.s. Shieldrake, Worsnop, for Glasgow.

The Italian barque Bersagliere, Barbagelata, for Pensacola.

The s.s. Minnie Hinde, for Whitehaven; the s.s. Susannah Kelly and the s.s. Kathleen, for Ayr; the s.s. Eveleen and the s.s. Ferric, for Garston; the s.s. Llewellyn, for Irvine; the s.s. Glenshesk, for Glasgow; and the Rival, for Maryport.


The s.s. Helen, of Belfast, Bugby, at Baltimore, on the 1st instant, from Santiago.

The s.s. Bushmills, of Belfast, Venning, at Moji, on the 31st ultimo, from Singapore.

The s.s. J. M. Smith, Alexander, at Barry, on the 29th ultimo, from Belfast.

The s.s. Bengore Head, of Belfast, Smith, at Hampton Roads, on the 31st ultimo, from Ardrossan.

The s.s. White Head, of Belfast, Brennan, at Campbeltown, on the 1st instant, from Riga.

The s.s. Baron Ardrossan, Wisnom, of Belfast, at Dundee, on the 30th ultimo, from Calcutta.

The Cromdale, Andrews, at Sydney, on the 27th ultimo, from London.

The s.s. Treherbert, Williamson, at Gibraltar, on the 31st ultimo, from Ibrail for Belfast


The s.s. Auric, of Belfast, Holmes, from Barry, on the 29th ultimo, for Devonport.

The s.s. Anselm, M'Cartney, of Belfast, from Madeira, on the 29th ultimo, for Para.

The Norwegian barque Enterprise, Gunderson, from Pensacola, on the 23rd ultimo, for Belfast

The s.s. Titanic, of Belfast, Nelson, from Norfolk, on the 31st ultimo, for Liverpool.


The s.s. Teelin Head, of Belfast, Arthurs, from Leith for Genoa, has passed Gibraltar.

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London, Monday.

The British steamer Luchann,from Glasgow for Cherbourg, with a cargo of machinery, stranded in Cape La Hogue, and will probably become a total wreck. Crew saved.

The fishing snack Brilliant, of Ramsgate, has been towed into Ramsgate dismasted.

The British steamer Bernard Hall, from New Orleans, has arrived at Liverpool with the loss of funnel.

The Italian steamer Santa Fe, which stranded on the 12th ultimo to the River Plate, has got off with assistance, and put into Buenos Ayres. Damage not ascertained.

The British steamer Minerva, from Liverpool, has arrived at Stettin slightly damaged by ice. Cargo apparently undamaged.


The steamer St. Kilda, which stranded near Sands, has been floated.

The French barque Petit Bourgeois, from Pensacola for Nantes, with timber, was abandoned waterlogged on the 23rd ultimo in latitude 29 deg. N. and longitude 43 deg. W. The crew of fifteen were rescued, after much danger and difficulty, by the steamer Yucatan, and arrived at Liverpool. The crew were in a very exhausted condition for the want of food and water and more or less injured, the cook especially.

The steamer Southgate, after loading 1,770 tons of wheat at Sebastopol, sprung a leak. Most of the cargo damaged.

The ship Herat, from YIoilo, when leaving Queenstown to-day is reported to have touched the harbour rock, remaining about five minutes, after which she proceeded to Liverpool in tow.

The British barque Merritt, from Cape Breton for St. John, has arrived at Bermuda leaky,

The steamer Sandhill, from Wilmington, has arrived at Liverpool and reports that about the 21st ultimo during a gale she fell in with a dismasted Norwegian barque, name unknown. The crew, wishing to be taken off, launched a lifeboat, but it got smashed, and was unable to render assistance.

The British steamer Dora Forster has returned to Newport News with her machinery slightly damaged.


A telegram from Copenhagen, states that the frost continues. The ice has become much, stronger.

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ALBANY, SATURDAY. -- The Orient Line steamer Ormuz, from Sydney for London, left here to-day.

ADEN, SUNDAY. -- The steamer Natal, from Japan, China, Colombo, &c., for Marseilles, left here to-day.

BALTIMORE, MONDAY. -- The steamer Slavonia, for Hamburg, left here to-day.

BROWHEAD, MONDAY. -- The American Line steamer British Princess, from Philadelphia for Liverpool, passed here to-day.

BALTIMORE, MONDAY (by cable). -- The steamer British Queen, for London, left here to-day.

BOSTON, SATURDAY. -- The Warren Line steamer Angloman, for Liverpool, sailed hence to-day.

BOMBAY, MONDAY (by telegraph). -- The steamer Giesla, from Trieste, arrived here to-day.

BOMBAY, MONDAY. -- The Peninsular and Oriental Company's steamer Oriental, from Aden, arrived, here yesterday.

BRINDISI, MONDAY. -- The Peninsular and Oriental Company's steamer Britannia, from London for Sydney, left here to-day.

BARBADOES, FRIDAY. -- The steamer Nonpareil, for London, left here to-day.

CALCUTTA, SUNDAY. -- The steamer Capella, from Liverpool, arrived here to-day.

CAPETOWN, SATURDAY. -- The steamer Thermopylae, for London, left here to-day.

CORONEL, FRIDAY. -- The Pacific Company's steamer Britannia, outward bound, arrived here to-day.

CAPETOWN, SUNDAY. -- The New Zealand Company's steamer Aorangi, from London, arrived here to-day.

COLOMBO, MONDAY. -- The steamer Yorkshire, from Rangoon, arrived here to-day.

DEMERARA, SATURDAY. -- The steamer Godiva, for London, left here to-day.

DEMERARA, SATURDAY. -- The steamer Domira, for London, left here to-day.

GRAVESEND, MONDAY. -- The steamer Leibnitz, from Antwerp, passed here to-day.

GLASGOW, SATURDAY. -- The Allan Line steamer State of Nebraska, for New York, left here to-day.

GIBRALTAR, MONDAY. -- The steamer Bromo, from Rotterdam for Batavia, passed here to-day.

GRAVESEND, MONDAY. -- The Messrs. Donald Currie & Co's steamer Garth Castle passed here to-day.

GRAND CANARY, SATURDAY. -- The British and African Company's steamer Niger, from West Coast of Africa, arrived here to-day.

GIBRALTAR, MONDAY. -- The Orient line steamer Oroya, from Australia for London, left here to-day.

HALIFAX, SUNDAY. -- The Allan Line steamer Mongolian, from Liverpool, arrived here to-day.

HURST CASTLE, MONDAY. -- The steamer Elbe, from River Plate and Brazil for Southampton, passed here to-day.

HULL, SUNDAY. -- The steamer Kolpino, from New York, arrived here to-day.

HULL, SUNDAY. -- The steamer Colorado, from New York, arrived here to-day.

HAVRE, MONDAY (by telegraph). -- The steamer Cordoba, from Monte Video, arrived here to-day.

LIVERPOOL, SUNDAY. -- The steamer Bernard Hall, from New Orleans, arrived here to-day.

LIVERPOOL, SUNDAY. -- The steamer Yucatan, from New Orleans, arrived here to-day.

LIVERPOOL, MONDAY. -- The steamer Wanderer, for Calcutta, left here to-day.

LIVERPOOL, MONDAY. -- The steamer Clan Buchanan, for Colomba, left here to-day.

LISBON, MONDAY. -- The Royal Mail Company's steamer Trent, from Southampton for River Plate, arrived here to-day and proceeded.

MOVILLE, MONDAY. -- The Allan Line steamer Numidian, from Halifax and Portland for Liverpool, arrived here to-day.

MALTA, MONDAY. -- The Peninsular and Oriental Company's steamer Assaye, from Liverpool for Calcutta, passed here to-day.

MALTA, MONDAY. -- The steamer Gaekwar, from Calcutta for London, passed here to-day.

MALTA, MONDAY. -- The Peninsular and Oriental Company's steamer Ganges, from Bombay for London, arrived here to-day.

MARSEILLES, SUNDAY. -- The steamer Armard Behic, from New Caledonia, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Albany, arrived here to-day.

MELBOURNE, SUNDAY. -- The Peninsular and Oriental Company's steamer Australia, from London, arrived here to-day.

NAPLES, SUNDAY. -- The steamer Golconda, from Calcutta for London, left here to-day.

NEW ORLEANS, FRIDAY. -- The steamer Mexican arrived here to-day.

NATAL, SUNDAY. -- The steamer Congella, from Calcutta, arrived here to-day.

NEW YORK, SATURDAY. -- The Glen Line steamer Glengarry left here to-day.

OLD HEAD OF KINSALE, MONDAY. -- The steamer Gallia, from New York for Liverpool, passed here to-day.

PORT SAID, MONDAY. -- The steamer Cardiganshire, from Hamburg and London for Yokohama, arrived here to-day.

PORT SAID, MONDAY. -- The Clan Line steamer Clan Mackenzie, from the Clyde for Calcutta, arrived here to-day.

PORTLAND, MONDAY. -- The steamer Clio, from Hull for Bombay, arrived here to-day and proceeded.

PERNAMBUCO, SUNDAY. -- The steamer Buffon, from River Plate for Antwerp and London, arrived here to-day.

QUEENSTOWN, MONDAY. -- The Cunard Line steamer Gallia, from New York for Liverpool, left here to-day.

QUEENSTOWN, MONDAY. -- The Cunard Line steamer Gallia, from New York for Liverpool, arrived here to-day.

RIO DE JANEIRO, SATURDAY. -- The Shaw, Saville, and Albion Company's steamer Taimui, from New Zealand, arrived here to-day.

RIO DE JANEIRO, SUNDAY. -- The Shaw, Saville, and Albion Company's steamer Taimui, from New Zealand, sailed hence to-day.

ST. NAZAIRE, SUNDAY. -- The steamer German, for Lisbon, Madeira, &c., arrived here to-day.

SUEZ, MONDAY. -- The Clan Line steamer Clan Cameron, from the Clyde for Bombay, sailed hence to-day.

SUEZ, MONDAY. -- The Clan Line steamer Clan Grant, from Calcutta for London, arrived here to-day.

SUEZ, MONDAY. -- The Peninsular and Oriental Company's steamer Oceana, from Sydney for London, arrived here to-day.

SUEZ, MONDAY. -- The Hall Line steamer Worsley Hall, from Bombay for Liverpool, arrived here to-day.

SAGRES, SATURDAY. -- The Peninsular and Oriental Company's steamer Kaiser-i-Hind, from Calcutta for London, passed here to-day.

SUEZ, MONDAY. -- -The Glen Line steamer Glenavon, from London for Yokohama, arrived here to-day.

SIERRA LEONE, SUNDAY. -- The steamer Benguela, for Liverpool, left here to-day.

SOUTHAMPTON, SUNDAY. -- The Union Company's steamer Dane, from Table Bay, arrived here to-day.

SOUTHHAMPTON, MONDAY. -- The steamer Elbe from River Plate and Brazil, arrived here to-day.

SUEZ, MONDAY. -- The Peninsular and Oriental Company's steamer Shannon, from Calcutta for London, arrived here to-day.

TORY ISLAND, MONDAY. -- The Allan Line steamer Siberian, from New York for Glasgow, passed here to-day.

TENERIFFE, MONDAY. -- The steamer Ruapehu, from New Zealand for London, arrived here to-day.


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Northern Whig - Wednesday, 4 January 1893


BROADMEAD -- December 30, at Warley Villa, Great Warley, Essex, the wife of Captain H. Broadmead, Essex Regiment, of a daughter.

DICKINSON -- December 30, at 4, Culverden Road, London, the wife of Willoughby H. Dickinson, of a daughter.

DALGLEISH -- December 31, at The Drive, Brighton, the wife of James Ogilvy Dalgleish, of a daughter.

DALZELL -- December 31, at 1, Braid Crescent, Edinburgh, the wife of R. Stuart Dalzell, Esq., of Glen Ae, Dumfrieshire, of a son.

EMBERSON -- December 31, at Newman Mansion, Newman Street, London, the wife of Alfred J. Emberson, of a son.

HUGHES -- December 30, at the Vicarage, Llantrisant, Glamorgan, the wife of the Rev. J. Pritchard Hughes, M.A., of a daughter.

HUGHES -- December 30, at Kingston Lane, Teddington, the wife of G. Harold Hughes, of a son.

MANNING -- December 8, at Ootacamund, Neilgherry Hills, South India, the wife of J. S. Manning, of a daughter.

PATTISSON -- December 31, at Graylings, Beckenham, the wife of W. B. Pattisson, of a son.

WIGGLESWORTH -- December 29, at Beckwith Knowle, near Harrogate, the wife of Robert Wigglesworth, of a daughter.


DICKEY--ALLEN -- January 3, at Glenwherry Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. David Cummins, M.A., Thomas Dickey, son of John Dickey, Esq., J.P., Leghinmohr, Ballymena, to Elizabeth Ann (Lizzie), third daughter of Arthur C. Allen, Esq., J.P., Collin House, Ballymena. No cards.

FRENCH--WILKINSON -- December 31, at St. John's Church, Norwood, Charles Henry French, of The Leys, Cambridge, to Emily Caroline Wilmot, eldest daughter of J. J. Wilkinson, Esq., of 52, Central Hill, Norwood.

HARE--ELAM -- December 31, at the Parish Church, St. Marylebone, London, by the Rev. W. Page-Roberts, M.A., Harcourt Yates, M.A., LL.B,, younger son of Charles J. Hare, M.D., F.R.C.P., of Berkeley House, Manchester Square, London, to Grace, younger daughter of the late Charles Elam, M.D., F.R.C.P., and of Mrs. Elam, of 75, Harley Street, London.

WRENCH--CURLL -- December 30, at Edinburgh, by the Rev. Alexander Whyte, D.D., Francis H. Wrench, youngest son of Surgeon Lieutenant-Colonel E. M. Wrench, F.R.C.S., late 12th Royal Lancers, to Georgina Charlotte, daughter of the late A. H. Curll, Esq.


FRIZELLE -- January 3, at Crew Bridge, Dungannon, of acute bronchitis, Mary, relict of the late James Frizelle, aged seventy-five years. Her remains will be removed for interment in the New Cemetery, Dungannon, on Friday morning, at eleven o'clock.

GIBSON -- January 1, 1893, at the Gate Lodge, Craigavad, after a short illness, Thomas Gibson, Coachman, the faithful and devoted servant of S. W. P. Cowan. The funeral will leave at one o'clock this day (Wednesday) for interment in Holywood Cemetery.

IRWIN -- January 2, at my residence, Crew, Glecavy, Thomas Irwin, late R.I.C. His remains will be removed for interment in Glenavy Churchyard, this day (Wednesday), the 4th inst., at half-past one o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation. JOSEPH NEILL.

JELLY -- January 3, at the residence of her son-in-law, William M'Kee, Lisbane, Grace Jelly, aged eighty-two years. Her remains will be removed from above address for interment in Tullynikill Graveyard, to-morrow (Thursday), at two o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.

MAGEE -- James, second and dearly-beloved son of Michael Magee, died January 3rd, 1893, aged sixteen years. Funeral leaves Belfast this (Wednesday) morning, at eight o'clock, arriving in Portaferry about one o'clock p.m.

REA -- January 1, at his residence, Kingsfield, Downpatrick, Edward Rea, aged seventy-one years. His remains will be removed for interment in Inch, this day (Wednesday), 4th January, at ten a.m.

YOUNG -- Suddenly, at his residence, The Cottage, University Street, James Young, aged sixty-six years. His remains will be removed from above address for interment in the family burying-ground, Moneyrea, this day (Wednesday), 4th inst., at eleven a.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

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ADAMS -- December 31, at Shamrock Lodge, Parkhill, Clapham, Edward Charles Adams, The Avenue, Barnet, in the forty-ninth year of his age.

LANG -- December 30, at Parkstone, Dorset, Major Frederick Henry Lang, in the seventy-seventh year of his age.



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Sir, -- I have no intention of entering upon a correspondence in the public journals with reference to the above subject, but you will perhaps permit me to point out a rather serious misapprehension in your article upon my letter to the Railway News. You say "Mr. Cotton acknowledges that poor people who travel short distances have to pay much more proportionately than other people who travel long distances." You will find that I was referring to the zone system in the sentence quoted, and not to the practice of the Irish railways. The remark in your article therefere that "the result is that poor people who have to go short distances walk" is evidently based upon a misconception.

I am strongly opposed to any meddling with the existing fares which would not result in an immense development of passenger travel, and am firmly of opinion that the gradual reduction which you advocate would, as stated in the Railway News, have no such effect. -- Yours, &c.,

York Road Station,
Belfast, 3rd January, 1893.

[In Mr. Cotton's letter with reference to the zone system he commences the subsequent sentence with a "But," which we assumed to mean that he thought poor people for short distances were charged much too high fares on the Irish railways. -- EDITOR of N. W.]

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Sir, -- Under the above heading an exceedingly sensible letter appeared in Monday's issue of the Whig, written by "A Small Farmer."

The interests of landlords, manufacturers, and merchants were at stake. A great convention was summoned. Ulster assembled, and declared that the fall of the Union meant the rise and reign of spiritual slavery. The late election petitions in County Meath confirmed every word, and established every fear.

The danger is past. Home Rule is dead. It has been murdered. Parnell and Home Rule lie in a common grave, done to death by the same hands. Of both we may say Requiescat in pace. Now, sir, other ills have arisen; other dangers are ahead; other interests are at stake. Why not turn our weapons against these?

"A Small Farmer" appears in your columns with the cry of poverty issuing from his heart. He repeats the same old story with which every valley and hill-side in Ireland are familiar, and in which all who depend upon farming join.

My lot has been cast among a farming population: a people honest, sober, and industrious. Truly do they earn their bread by the sweat of their brow. They have many advantages. Their fathers have made the land good. They have good machinery, and good markets. They are not given to grumbling, and they try to pay all their just debts. I am confident that in no distriot in Ireland are there less arrears of rent than in this.

When times were good there was a race to the office on the gale day, and he was counted a great victor who got his rent paid first. These are the men who are crying out now. I fear in many instances they have concealed their poverty too long, and it is only unprecedented difficulties that force them now to complain. Surely it means something that in the Downshire estate at least seven public meetings have been held in different localities to appeal to the landlord for an abatement in this year's rent. Who are these men?. Are they murderers? are they liars? are they dishonest? are they lazy? They are the men who made Ulster what it is. Their sons have learned industry and honesty on the farm and by the fire side, and have gone to shine as leaders in this world's battlefield in every land. Something must be done. It is not human that the many should suffer for the few. Each should take a brother's part. My heart bleeds when see husbands, wives, sons, and daughters toiling late and early and yet unable to eke out a comfortable living. In the past farmers had few or no organisations for ventilating their grievances. Blame them not. Those who moved in that direction were marked men. "Count the cost",kept many a brave man down. Those days are gone. Landlord and tenant are both men. Farmers are ready now for action as they never were before. In this district we are waiting an interview with our landlord, and till we know the issue the suggestion of "A Small Farmer" must remain in abeyance so far as we are concerned in Anahilt. At the same time we are ready to help in any way in our power our brethren in Ulster who may have tne misfortune of living under inconsiderate landlords. Leaders are wanted. Dr. Wilson, of Rathfriland, is the farmer's friend and an exceedingly able man, and there are others too. Have we not Drs. Robinson and Brown, men who fought in the tenant-right battle some years ago? Have we not the whole General Assembly, with perhaps two exceptions? Is there not a host of laymen -- merchants and farmers -- who did good service in the past? Let them come now to the rescue.

Let the Whig -- the farmer's old friend -- join in this truly philanthropic work, and I have no doubt even the present Government will see that agricultural distress demands that time and attention which are thrown away upon what would convert all Ireland into a County Meath. I cannot see why "A Small Farmer" suggests that I should take any lead in calling a convention of Ulster farmers except on the principle that "a drowning man grasps at straws." Surely the occasion will call forth some able, well-known, rich, and experienced lovers of the tillers of the soil to make a move in this direction? I thank you, Mr. Editor, for your space. -- Yours, &c.,

Anahilt, 3rd January, 1893.

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Sir, -- During the eventful year just closed some thousands of advertisements have appeared in the "agony" columns of the leading newspapers, at home and abroad, seeking missing relatives, heirs-at-law, legatees, and others. Many of these notices are of an extraordinary and romantic nature, and often, though very valuable from a monetary point of view, fail to be seen by the persons sought, by reason of their having emigrated, &c. This being the season when most families are thinking of "kin beyond sea," I venture to send you a short summary of the more remarkable of these notifications for the past year, with the hope that it may prove interesting to your numerous readers.

The Rev. J. P. R. has died, intestate, "a bachelor, without parent, brother or sister, uncle or aunt, nephew or niece, or cousin german" surviving him, consequently his more distant relatives are sought; and Francis W. M., who passed under an assumed name, is entitled to a legacy of 2,000 and part of the residuary estate of his uncle. The heirs of a lieutenant and his wife, who were killed during the Indian Mutiny of 1857, and of a surveyor, who died in London in 1827, are missing; while T. W. B., formerly of Birmingham, is interested in a sum of 4,677. The descendants of B.L., a London merchant, who died so far back as 1704, are only now sought. 300,000 marks await the unknown heirs of the son of a colonel who died abroad; and information is urgently wanted as to a doctor who was entrusted with a scientific mission on the coast of Tunis, and who strangely disappeared from his vessel. "A great and pleasurable surprise" awaits Martha G., who was married in 1854, or her children. George Moore, a miller, last seen on a railway station platform in 1868, is presumed to be dead. J. C. Tabor, who left for New Zealand in 1872, is interested under his father's will; and the children of a coachbuilder, whose father died in a workhouse in 1869, are inquired for. The descendants of a Baptist minister, who died in a convent in 1846; while a Roman Catholic clergyman and his children are entitled to property under a marriage settlement. A ship's engineer, supposed, to be living in Hull, is requested to communicate with his relations in Germany "on account of inheritance regulations;" the grandchild of William Barrett, a pig-jobber, of Norfolk, who died in 1830, is entitled to funds; also, the unknown heirs of Mathias R., of Austria, deceased, in* testate.

W. C. B., who went to America in 1862 to run the blockade daring the American civil war, and said to have been taken prisoner, is assumed to be dead, and his effects are about to be distributed. Similar notifications are addressed to Michael G., last heard of at Liverpool in 1867; and a butcber, who was born in Prussia in 1848; while E. M., of Domitz, who disappeared in 1862, is allowed, under a German Act of Constitution, dated 1774, two years to report himself before the distribution of his effects can take place. The recent Presumption of Life Limitation (Scotland) Act has given rise to many claims by the heirs of Scotsmen seeking to "uplift and enjoy" the estates of their missing relatives absent for seven years or upwards in various parts of the world. W. K. B., who left for Australia in 1871, is entitled to a sum of money in the Irish Court of Chancery; and R. W. D., who left his home in Leeds in 1879 to enlist as a soldier, is wanted to participate in his grandfather's estate.

Among other missing beneficiaries are a French teacher, who afterwards became a wine merchant; Thomas D., a carpenter, formerly of Ontario; W. T. F., who left for New York in 1842, and afterwards took an assumed name; Joseph G., who left for the Cape of Good Hope in 1837, as a carpenter of a whaling ship; and Ann Marquis, who many years ago left for Canada. Proof of the death is wanted of H. T. P., supposed to have been shipwrecked in a steamtug; and persons interested in the estate of John Read, a farmer, who died in 1840, are sought; also claimants to the residuary estate of a lighthouse keeper. C. H. W. is entitled to a legacy of 200, left by his aunt as far back aa 1828; and John G. G., who emigrated in 1852, is informed that his mother is dead, and that he can learn important matters relative to himself and children; while Archibald S., of H.M. navy, who left his ship at Malta in 1863, is entitled to the proceeds of the sale of a house at Plymouth, amounting to 600. The children of John and Charlotte H., who left for Australia in 1815, and the heir-at-law of Samuel Smith, of Manchester, deceased in 1866, are wanted; also persons having claims on the bounty of the Crown with reference to the estate of B. A., an illegitimate, who died in a hospital. In some forty other cases persons -- some of whom were illegitimate -- died intestate, without known heirs, consequently the "Crown's Nominee" advertised for next-of-kin. The amount of each estate is not stated, but some of these Crown windfalls in past years have been of immense value; in one case the amount recouped by the Crown to legitimate claimants was no less than 200,000.

The more numerous class of advertisement is that notifying persons of "something to their advantage," with but the trouble of proving their identity. These include the children of a labourer, who were some time since living at a cookshop in London; James M., of Newcastle-on-Tyne, China, London, America, and elsewhere; a bricklayer, who went to Australia in 1854, and afterwards became a Government inspector; the son of an Indian doctor; a lady who was formerly a nurse at a hospital for women; John Macrae, a warehouse porter, last seen at the funeral of his brother in 1851; a navvy, commonly known as "Gloucester Tom," last heard of tWenty-five years ago; George J. S., who left his home in 1846; a lead miner who went to Australia; Margaret F., who emigrated from Carlisle in 1863; a railway porter; a wine merchant, and many others.

The Court of Chancery is proverbially supposed to have the custody of a mine of untold wealth due to suitors or their representatives. The amount unclaimed, however, is not nearly so large as fortune-hunters imagine. The official advertisements for missing owners call upon the following to establish claims:-- The next-of-kin of B.C., a perfumer, who died in London in 1810; the children, or remoter issue" of H. W. R. D., who died at the Cape in 1864; G. U., who was a gentleman's coachman in 1835; George Lidiard, a sailor, last heard of forty-five years ago; G. C., formerly of Leeds, who emigrated in 1853; Thomas Farrell, who left for America in 1844; Charles Hughes, of South Africa, in 1884; Charlotte L., last heard of in 1872 (entitled to a halfshare of a house at Malvern); Francis Roberts, who left for Australia in 1848; the legatees of Martha B., of Leicestershire, deceased in 1861; John Hadley, an armourer-sergeant in the Marines, of South America, in 1860; and Charles Williams, who married in 1863, and immediately afterwards left England as steward on board an American vessel.

Among persons whose next-of-kin have dropped out of sight are a law bookseller, whose estate in the absence of heirs reverted ta the Queen's most excellent Majesty; J. B. B., who was born in 1787, and left for Toronto in 1804; William Watts, of Cheltenham, whose grandfather is said to have been born in 1696; George O., who died in Jamaica in 1870; Hannah P., of Bucks, who married in 1762; Ann Wheatley, of Sheffield, deceased in 1825; a sheep dealer; the daughter of a county court bailiff; Edward M. N., of Dublin, who died in 1837; John Steel, of Edinburgh, in 1859; Jane Webster, born at Liverpool in 1812; an infirmary dispenser, a musical instrument maker, and Samuel K., a brewer, who died in 1827, whose relatives are entitled to a considerable sum of money.

In addition to the foregoing examples of family vicissitudes, it may be noted that the Cape Government have published a long list of intestates, whose "unknown heirs" are entitled to some 35,000. Representatives of proprietors of shares in the West New Jersey Society 200 years ago are sought. The Master of the Chief Magistrate's Court of British Bechuanaland has issued a list of property "belonging to persons unknown." The War Office publish lists of money due to soldiers' kin. The New Zealand Government issue lists of intestates, and the India Office notify that lists of unclaimed balances can be seen on application. The Bank of England have given many notices respecting unclaimed stocks or dividends, and large rewards are offered for missing deeds, wills, birth, marriage, and death certificates.

Many other cases deserve a passing notice, but I fear I have already trespassed largely on your valuable space. The importance and universally interesting nature of the subject must be my apology. -- Yours, &c.,

Lonsdale Chambers, 27, Chancery Lane, London, W.C., 31st Dec., 1892.


LISBURN BOARD OF GUARDIANS. -- Yesterday the weekly meeting of the Guardians of Lisburn Poor-law Union was held -- Mr. Robert Martin (vice-chairman) presiding. The other Guardians present were -- Messrs. W. T. Henry, J.P.; Wm. Savage, J.P.; E. Tuft, John Waring, Samuel Bradbury, Michael Knox, W. J. Wilson, Alexander Bell, Samuel Wilson, J. A. Richey, and Samuel Phenix. Mr. Wm. Sinclair, clerk, was in attendance. The Assistant Clerk read the following letter:-- "Local Government Board, Dublin, 31st December, 1892. -- Sir, -- I am directed by the Local Government Board for Ireland to acknowledge the receipt of the minutes of proceedings of the Board of Guardians of the Lisburn Union on the 20th inst., containing further reports from the Master, medical officer, and infirmary nurse of the Workhouse relating to the dissensions existing between these officers in relation to the management of the Infirmary and the care of the sick therein; and I am to state that the Local Government Board have, in compliance with the request contained in the Guardians' resolution on the subject, instructed their Inspector to hold an inquiry on oath in regard to the charges and allegations made by the officers mentioned in the recant reports. -- I am, sir, your obedient servant, Thomas A. Mooney, Secretary. The Clerk, Lisburn Union."


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Northern Whig - Thursday, 5 January 1893


CONVENTON -- January 1, at Indore, Pevensey Road, St. Leonards-on-Sea, the wife of Charles A. Coventon, L.R.C.P.Lond., M.R.C.S.Eng., of a daughter.

CARDEW -- December 30, at St. Minver, East Lis, the wife of Captain George Hereward Cardew, Army Service Corps, of a son.

CAMPION -- January 2, at Colley Manor, Reigate, the wife of Frederick William Campion, of a son.

DALY -- December 31, at the Terrace, Ryde, the wife of Captain Hugh Daly, C.I.E., Bengal Staff Corps, of a daughter.

HIGGINS -- January 1, at 35, Boundary Road, London, the wife of Leonard R. Higgins, of a daughter.

HEATON-ARMSTRONG -- January 2, at 4, Portland Place, London, the wife of W. C. Heaton-Armstrong, of a daughter.

LLOYD -- January 1, at 32, Merton Road, Bootle, Liverpool, the wife of R. R. Lloyd, of a son.

M'CRIRICK -- January 1, at The Vicarage, Wiveliscombe, Somerset, the wife of the Rev. Howard M'Cririck, B.A., of a son.

MASON -- January 2, at 8, Charleston Road, Rathmines, Dublin, the wife of Dr. J. Mason, of a daughter.

SWAN -- January 1, at Scott Villa, 249, Whitehorse Road, Croydon, the wife of J. H. Swan, of a son.


CLARKE--WHITE -- January 3, at the Congregational Church, Sligo, by the Rev. W. Newman Hall, Clarence Percival Clarke, B.A., fourth son of John Clarke, Monton, Manchester, to Agnes Jane (Aggie), fourth daughter of John White, Sligo.

KELLY--NAGHTEN -- January 3, at Gardiner Street Chapel, Dublin, by the Rev. J. S. Connell, S.J., Charles James, son of James Kelly, J.P., Johnstown House, Athlone, to Lilian Harriet Naghten, daughter of the late Thomas Mahon Naghten, Thomastown Park, Athlone.

MIRAMS--SCOTT -- December 31, at St. Peter's Church Bayswater, by the Rev. Thomas Mirams, brother of the bridegroom, assisted by the Rev. M. Corbett Moore, Vicar of the Parish, Augustus Mirams, of the Inner Temple, Barrister-at-Law, to Margaret, daughter of the late Major-General H. Y. D. Scott, C.B., F.R.S., and of Mrs. Scott, of 51, Lansdowne Road, London.


ACHESON -- January 4, at Thorndale Avenue, Larne, Rev. Joseph Acheson, aged eighty-six years. His remains will be removed for interment at Castlecaulfield, to-morrow (Friday), 6th inst., in time for ten a.m. train from Larne via Belfast, arriving at Donaghmore Station at half-past three p.m.

FRIZELLE -- January 3, at Crew Bridge, Dungannon, of acute bronchitis, Mary, relict of the late James Frizelle, aged seventy-five years. Her remains will be removed for interment in the New Cemetery, Dungannon, to-morrow (Friday) morning, at eleven o'clock.

MAGEE -- At his residence, No. 11, Vicinage Park, Captain William Magee, late master of the ship Scottish Moors. The remains of my beloved husband will be removed for interment in Carnmoney Burying-ground, to-morrow (Friday), at ten o'clock. Friends will please accept this notice. AGNES MAGEE.

MILLAR -- January 4, at Ballysnodd, James Millar, aged eighty years. Funeral to-morrow (Friday), at one o'clock. Friends will please accept this (the only) intimation.

MONTGOMERY -- Died, January 4, at Donacloney, Lurgan, John Patrick, second son of William James Montgomery. Interment to-morrow (Friday), 6th inst., at two o'clock p.m.

SMYRL -- Died, at his residence, Ballymaconly, Kilrea, on Tuesday, 3rd inst., Robert Smyrl, aged seventy-three years. Funeral to-morrow (Friday), at eleven o'clock.

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FERRAR -- January 1, at his residence, 1, Wentworth Place, Wicklow, the Rev. Edward Ferrar, M.A., aged sixty-eight years.

GRANT -- January 1, at his residence, Harrington Gardens, London, Thomas R. Grant, Esq., Governor of the Union Bank of London.

HAWORTH -- January 1, Frederick Haworth, of 80, Cornwall Gardens, London, in the eighty-first year of his age.

JACKSON --January 1, Harriet, widow of John Jackson, of Sittingbourne, Kent, aged seventy-seven years.

LAMB -- January 1, at Matlock, Henry Alexander (Ha) Lamb, of 64, Holland PArk Road, Kensington, London, in the forty-ninth year of his age.

NORRIS -- January 2, at St. Mary's College, Rathmines, Dublin, Rev. J. S. Norris, in the thirty-second year of his age.

TODD -- January 2, at New Malden, Surrey, Harriet, widow of the late Joseph Todd, in the eighty-first year of her age.

USSHER -- January 3, Joseph Ussher, of 100, Lower Dorset Street, Dublin, aged sixty-eight years.

WILLIAMSON -- January 1, at Worthing, F. Hedworth Williamson, D.L., J.P., formerly of the King's Own Regiment.



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[Before Mr. MacCarthy, R.M., and Mr. David Corbett.]

CHARGES OF LARCENY. -- James Higgins was charged with having stolen two coats, the property of some person or persons unknown, and also with having been drunk. Mr. A. J. Lewis prosecuted. It appeared that when the prisoner was arrested on the previous day two coats were found in his possession, and, as he could furnish no explanation as to how became to have them, the charge of larceny was preferred. The prisoner was remanded, in order to enable the police to make inquiries in the case. -- Dora Holmes was charged with the larceny of a shirt, belonging to some person unknown. Mr. M'Erlean defended. The prisoner was first arrested for indecent behaviour, and the shirt was found in her possession. An old woman named Macdonald stated that she had given the prisoner the shirt, and the COURT discharged the accused without prejudice. -- James Brankin, who had two aliases, was remanded for a week on a charge of having stolen a ring. It appeared that the prisoner was observed by a constable offering in pledge a ring in a pawnshop in Millfield. He stated first that he had found it in Royal Avenue and afterwards that it belonged to his father.

CHARGE OF ASSAULT. -- Joshua Williamson was charged with having committed an assault on his father. The prosecutor, however, not appearing in court, the accused was discharged.

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[Before Sir James H. Haslett, J.P., and Mr. S. Keatley.]

PROSECUTION OF A CYCLIST. -- Edward Wm. Evans, of 3, Courtney Terrace, Lisburn Road, was summoned at the suit of Constable Mates, for that he, being the rider of a bicycle, did not keep the same to the left or near-hand side of the public street, at Castle Junction, on the 24th ult. Mr. D. Spiller prosecuted, and Mr. J. M'Cutcheon defended. Mr. Spiller, in stating the case, said that a gentleman named Watters had been knocked down and injured by the defendant at the time and place in question. Mr. M'Cutcheon, for the defence, argued that the Act under which the prosecution was brought did not apply to bicycles, but to other kinds of vehicles, and that bicycles were unknown in 1845, when the Act was passed. Sir James Haslett said bicycles were known at that time. Mr. M'Cutcheon said that in 1887 the Corporation applied to Parliament for legislation over velocipedes, and he submitted that they would not have done this if the former Act of 1845 had dealt with bicycles. The Court adjourned the case for a week.




Yesterday evening, at half-past five o'clock, an inquest was held in Fisherwick Place by Dr. Dill, city coroner, on the body of a man named James Hamilton, a hodsman, who committed suicide that morning at his residence, 4, Campbell's Row, Newtownards Road. The wife of deceased, it appears, has been seriously ill for some time past, and this circumstance seemed to affect him very deeply. Yesterday morning, about the time when he usually proceeded to his work, he stated to one of the neighbours that some persons had determined to beat him. Some time afterwards he was not to be found, and, a search being instituted, his dead body was found in the water-closet, his throat fearfully gashed, and a bloody razor lying beside his corpse. This was at half-past eight o'clock. The police were quickly summoned, and Constable Robert Craig, Newtownards Road, had the body removed to the Morgue shortly before eleven, o clock. The deceased leaves the invalid widow above mentioned and one child. The first witness examined at the inquest was William M'Clements, 6, Campbell's Row East, who deposed to seeing deceased alive at twenty minutes to eight that morning, and to finding him dead in the water-closet of his own house with his throat cut and dead. Dr. Cathcart deposed that he was called in to attend the deceased, whom he found with a cut across his throat, which severed the windpipe. Death was caused by these injuries. After further evidence, the jury found that the deceased committed suicide whilst temporarily insane. -- Shortly after eight o'clock yesterday morning Harbour-Constable Bell found the dead body of a man floating in the Clarendon Dock. He had it brought ashore, and Sergeant M'Williams having been acquainted of the fact, it was removed to the Morgue an hour later. An inquest was held immediately after the one mentioned above, in the same place. William Johnston, of Conway Street, son of the deceased, said he last saw his father, Alexander Johnston, on Monday, when he said to witness he was not able to continue his work. The next witness heard of him was that he had been found drowned in the dock. Both his mind and his body had been weak of late. Harbour-Constable David Bell deposed to finding the body. Dr. J. S. Morrow deposed that the cause of death was drowning, and the jury returned a verdict of "Found drowned." District-Inspector M'Ardle was present on behalf of the police. -- Another inquest was afterwards held by Dr. Dill touching the finding of the dead body of an infant on Tuesday evening. Nellie Sweet, a child of twelve years of age, living at Duncrue Street, deposed to finding the body of the infant in a load of ashes at Dixon's timber pond. Dr. J. S. Morrow said the body was that of a child in the fifth month of gestation, which had never breathed. The jury returned a verdict of "Found dead." There was no suspicion of foul play. District-Inspector M'Ardle watched the case on behalf of the police.


LIGONIEL PETTY SESSIONS. -- This Court of Petty Sessions was held yesterday, before Messrs. R. Lloyd Patterson, J.P., and William Riddell, J.P. Stephen Harkin was charged by Hugh Boyd with assaulting him at Ligoniel on 21st December last. Complainant said that as he was leaving the Courthouse on last court day the prisoner came up and without any provocation struck him on the face and head several times. He had been a witness against the defendant that day at the Petty Sessions. Defendant, who had been in custody for some days, was ordered to be imprisoned for six weeks in Belfast Gaol with hard labour. The Board of Guardians of Belfast Union charged Thomas A. Fisher with causing or permitting a nuisance at the rear of some houses in Ligoniel, for which he is agent. Mr. Wm. Harper, solicitor, appeared for complainants. Dr. Newett gave evidence of the state of the premises, and Henry Johnston,, sub-sanitary officer of the Union, proved the service of the notices, which stated that the nuisance had now been cleared away, but might shortly be repeated. The Court made an order prohibiting the recurrence of the nuisance, and ordered defendant to pay 2 2s, costs of application. A number of trifling offences having been disposed of, the Court rose.


A PRISONER OF WAR FOR TWENTY-THREE YEARS. -- The Times correspondent at Boulogne says:-- A French soldier has quite recently returned to his native place after having been long since considered dead. He was taken prisoner by the Germans in 1870, and has remained in captivity ever since, this prolonged detention being due to two unsuccessful attempts to escape. The man returned home to find that his wife had married again and had borne children to his successor.



The business of these Sessions was resumed yesterday by Judge Colquhoun. Mr. Thomas Gracey, deputy clerk of the peace, and Mr. Charles Higginson, registrar, were in attendance.


His Honour delivered judgment in these cases, which have been pending since last Quarter Sessions. The plaintiffs, the Representative Church Body, processed James Lowry, 38, Malcolm Street, Ballymacarrett, and John Wightman, 18, Baltic Street, Ballymacarrett, to recover damages sustained by reason of defendants having, on 25th August last, wrongfully and with force broken and entered the burial-ground attached to Killinchy Parish Church, which is vested in the plaintiffs, and trespassed thereon, and by reason of their having, on the same date, without permission of plaintiffs, buried in said ground the corpse of one Samuel White, not being a person who in his lifetime had any burial rights in said ground. His Honour said the decision of Judge Holmes at last Assizes did not apply to this case. The defendants justified on the ground that Lowry, many years ago, had acquired a title to a plot of ground in this graveyard in which he was entitled to bury his deceased relations without consulting the present rector. White's body was interred in a new grave in this plot, the limits of which were not defined. His Honour considered the claim to the ground was unjustifiable. One of the witnesses had stated that before the passing of the Church Act the then rector of Killinchy had parcelled out among the Protestant, but excluding the Roman Catholic, families then resident in the parish the entire graveyard in certain plots. If this had really been the case then the transaction was wholly illegal. His Honour proceeded to quote authorities to prove that a churchyard should be preserved for the benefit of existing and future parishioners, and that there could be no custom even to bury their dead relatives in the churchyard as near their ancestors as possible. Nor was an incumbent bound to bury even a parishioner in any particular place. "The legal doctrine certainly is that the churchyard is not the exclusive property of one generation now departed, but is likewise common property of the living, and of generations yet unborn, and subject only to temporary appropriation. There exists a right of succession on the whole -- a right which can only be lawfully obstructed in a portion of it by public authority -- that of the ecclesiastical magistrate -- who gives occasionally an exclusive title in part of the public cemetery to the succession of a single family or to an individual but he does not do so without just consideration of its expediency, and a due attention to the objection of those who oppose such an alienation from the common use. Even a brick grave without such authority is an aggression upon the common freehold interest, and carries the pretensions of the dead to an extent that violates the just rights of the living" (Gilbert v. Buzzard, 3 Phili, p. 335). In his opinion no faculty could have been granted to justify the usurpation claimed in this case, and a title by prescription which presumes the unjust grant of a faculty, or at least that a legal power existed to grant one, was out of the case. Judge Gibson, at Belfast Assizes in the case of Morgan v. Smith, bore out his (Judge Colquhoun's) view, and he therefore gave a decree for the plaintiffs for the amount sought. He considered the defendants had acted unjustifiably, and even if they had had the right he would hold that the notice to Rev. Dr. Burton, as the proper custodian of the key of the graveyard, was not reasonable.

Mr. G. A. Hume, B.L. (instructed by Mr. H. C. Weir), appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr. W. M'Grath, B.L. (instructed by Mr. W. B. Galway), for the defendants.



The Treasurer of the Belfast Nurses' Home and Training School begs to acknowledge, with thanks, the receipt of 10 from Mrs. Torrens, Edenmore, as a donation to the funds of the institution; also, a donation of 25 from T. H. Torrens, Esq., which qualifies him as a life governor.

BELFAST ROYAL HOSPITAL. -- The Treasurer (Mr. W. F. MacElheran) acknowledges, with thanks, the receipt of 13 from the Parish Church, Carnmoney (Rev. Canon Smythe); 1 9s 7d from the employes of Messrs. Davidson & Co., "Sirocco" Works; 1 from Agnes Street Methodist Church (Rev. George Alley); and 9 14s 1d from Carlisle Memorial Church (Rev. James Robertson). The Superintendent also acknowledges, with thanks, the receipt of American newspapers from Robert Shields, Esq., of 48, Carlisle Street; and oranges from Forster Green & Co., High Street, for the use of the patients.


A YEAR'S WORK AT A LONDON POLICE COURT. -- Some interesting statistics have been prepared respecting last year's work at the Thames Police Court, showing it to be the busiest Court in London. The magistrates during 1892 adjudicated upon no fewer than 19,001 cases, and in addition considered the complaints of 15,769 persons. As showing the large number of convictions, upwards of 8,000 persons were committed to the cells. The average number of cases heard each day was 111. The above was in addition to the large amount of work daily transacted in the magistrate's private room.


A MORTAL COMBAT. -- A duel has just been fought at Brussels between a Major Gillan and a M. Vandenberghe. It was at thirty paces, and at the word command, cavalry revolvers being the arms. At the first shot M. Vandenberghe, hit in the chest, fell down dead.





A VERY exciting scene was witnessed this evening at the Black-Lough, near this town, a place much frequented by skaters. A number of people were skating on a part of the lake called "The Main," when the ice suddenly gave way, leaving Mr. Patchell, B.L., struggling in the water. One of the party, a young lady named Miss Long, of Coalisland, with great presence of mind divested herself of her mantle, and, throwing Mr. Patchell the end of it, managed to support him until the arrival of ropes, when with great difficulty he was rescued. Much praise is due to Miss Long for her brave act, as but for her exertion the accident would certainly have resulted in a fatality.




Mr. W. C. B. THOMPSON, proprietor of the Armagh Guardian, died last night after a short illness at his residence, English Street, in this city. The deceased gentleman was a devoted member of the Methodist Church, and took great interest in everything connected with Methodist organisation. In politics he was a Unionist, but except in the office of his paper he took no part in the conduct of public affairs. In Armagh his death is much regretted.



YESTERDAY Mr. Henry Fibzgibbon, Q.C, county court judge for Antrim, disposed of the business of these Sessions.

Mr. H. M'Neile M'Cormick, registrar, was present.


This was an application by the landlord, S. J. Tomb, Dougry, to the Court to ascertain the true value of a farm of four acres held from him by John White on a yearly tenancy, at a yearly rent of 5.

Mr. A. Caruth, sen., appeared for the landlord; and Mr. Todd, B.L. (instructed by Mr. Robert Boal), for the tenant.

The tenant had served notice on the landlord of his intention to sell the holding, and the landlord then exercised his right of pre-emption under the Land Act of 1881. Hence the present application.

The plaintiff was examined, and stated the value of the tenant's interest to be 50.

On the other hand, the defendant and A. Kennedy, valuator, deposed that the land had been left to arbitration, and that 80 had been awarded to the tenant.

The COURT fixed the value at 70.


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