The Witness - Friday, 3 September, 1875


HAITHWAITE -- Aug. 28, at 15, Brookfield Place, Belfast, the wife of Mr. James Haithwaite, of a daughter.

POTT -- Aug. 28, at Ardkeen, Londonderry, the wife of Captain Pott, 27th Inniskillings, of a daughter.

STEVENSON -- Aug. 22, at Killyleagh, the wife of William Stevenson, of a daughter.

STEWART -- Aug. 27, at Beresford Villa, Coleraine, the wife of John Stewart, Esq., of a daughter.

SIMPSON -- Sept. 1, at Donaghadee, the wife of the Rev. R. T. Simpson, B.A., Corvally, Carrickmacross, of a son.

STEWART -- Sept. 1, at Cairncastle Manse , the wife of Rev. S. Edgar Stewart, of a son.

WELLS -- Sept. 1, at Greenisland, Co. Antrim, the wife of the Rev. T. L. Wells, of Gujarat, of a son.

WEST -- Aug. 27, at the PArsonage, Antrim, the wife of the Rev. T. West, of a son.


CLARKE--ANDERSON -- Aug. 31, in the Presbyterian Church, Sixmilecross, by the Rev. T. W. Junk, assisted by the Rev. Samuel Cochrane, Robert, only surviving son of Mr. John Clarke, Beragh, to Maria, youngest daughter of Mr. Jas. Anderson, Sixmilecross.

CRAIG--HUSTON -- Aug. 19, at the Mountpottinger Presbyterian Church, Belfast, by the Rev. A. B. Porter, Wm. John, youngest son of Alexander Craig, Esq., to Isabella, eldest daughter of Thomas Houston, Esq., both of Ballyboley, Ballynure.

COULTER--M'KEE -- Aug. 20, by special licence, at 72, Hill Street, Lurgan, by the Rev. John W. Jones, Wesleyan Minister, Calvert Coulter, to Jane Sands M'Kee, both of Lurgan.

CRAWFORD--IRWIN -- Aug. 27, at the Reformed Presbyterian Church, Ballyclare, by the Rev. Wm. Russell, Arthur Crawford, late of San Francisco, California, to Martha, youngest daughter of Mr. George Irwin, Grove House, Ballynashee.

M'CALISTER--COLVIN -- Aug. 26, at Toberkeigh Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. Wm. Colvin, Derramore, brother to the bride, assisted by the Rev. J. R. Moore and the Rev. W. G. Boyd, Mr. Robert M'Alister, Island M'Callen, to Miss Eliza Colvin, Cozie, near Bushmills.

M'COUGHTERY--YEATS -- At the First Presbyterian Church, saintfield, by the Rev. Samuel Hamilton, Andrew, second son of William M'Coughtery, Killynure, to Susanna, youngest daughter of the late William Yeats, Oughley, Co. Down.

ROLSTON--WILSON -- Aug. 27, at Redrock Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. W. J. Brown, assisted by the Rev. James Fleck, Mr. Walter Rolston, Drumcum, to Miss Sarah Wilson, of Cavanagrove.


BRYSON -- Aug. 28, at his residence, 27, Clooney Terrace, Waterside, Londonderry, John Bryson, aged 83 years.

CHRISTIE -- Aug. 24, at her residence, Tubbermore, after a lingering, painful illness, bourne with unexampled Christian fortitude, Marianne, relict of the late Mr. James Christie.

COYLE -- Aug. 26, at his father's residence, 48, Great James Street, Londonderry, Wm. Coyle, aged 19 years.

EASDALE -- Aug. 31, at Willow Bank, Falls Road, Matilda Carse, youngest daughter of William Easdale, aged 1 year and 5 months.

FOX -- Aug. 27, at 44, Clarendon Street, Londonderry, Catherine, relict of the late Alex. Kingston Fox, Esq., County Inspector, R.I.C.

GUNNING -- Aug. 25, at Ulster Bank House, Cookstown, Henrietta Eliza, wife of Samuel Cosh Gunning, Esq.

HENDERSON -- Aug. 23, at his residence, Crossland, Garvagh, after a lingering illness, Wm. Henderson, aged 65 years.

HENRY -- Aug. 27, very suddenly, at the residence of his brother, Dr. Emerson W. Henry, Whitehaven, England, George Henry, Esq., M.D., youngest son of the late Rev. Allen Henry, Devemagh House, near Newry, aged 29 years.

HOLLAND -- Aug. 25, at the residence of her son, 30, Corporation Street, Belfast, Eliza Holland.

HUGHES -- Aug. 29, at 27, Arundell Street, Belfast, Mr. James Hughes, Gilford, aged 58 years.

IRWIN -- Aug. 26, of bronchitis, at the Belfast Royal Hospital, James Irwin, aged 73 years.

MOLES -- Aug. 26, at 49, Walton Street, Belfast, Samuel, only son of Mr. Oliver Moles, aged 1 year and 7 months.

MORRISON -- Aug. 27, at Ballydorn, Killinchy, after a lingering illness, Margaret, third daughter of the late Mr. Henry Morrison.



We have to record a melancholy accident which occurred on the Ulster line at an early hour on Saturday. It would seem that as the early mail train was approaching Lisburn on her journey to Belfast, a portion of one of the vans caught fire by some unknown means, and the flames speedily made their way out of the window, and thus attracted the attention of some of the passengers and the engine-driver. The latter immediately shut off steam, and in a short time the train was stopped. A man, whose name we have not yet ascertained, was sent to the burning van, and on his opening it an explosion of a frightful nature took place. This van contained a large quantity of paraffin oil, and it would appear that the opening of the door in some way brought the flames into contact with the oil, the combustive nature of which is sufficient to explain the cause of the explosion. The unfortunate man was killed almost instantaneously, and another person who went to his assistance was severely injured, having had his arm broken. The van was completely destroyed, the upper portions being entirely consumed. Owing to the prompt exertions of the railway officials, the catastrophe was prevented from assuming a more alarming aspect. The body of the deceased, who was a married man, was given into the charge of the Lisburn Police.

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I AM DAILY RECEIVING LETTERS from Agents inviting me to visit them and inspect the crops grown on my manures, which they state surpass anything they have seen in the past seasons. They also state that my manures have competed successfully against every kind with which they have been tried.

As time will not permit me to inspect the crops, I respectfully invite Agricultural Gentleman who find it convenient to call on the following agents, who will be happy, not only to give the names and addresses of customers, but will also accompany them to inspect their crops, when they can see and judge for themselves. -- I am respectfully, A. L. ECKFORD.


Arnold, Peter -- Clinston House, Balbriggan.
Armstrong, Wm. -- Kells, Co Meath.
Armstrong, W & S -- Knnicorthy [sic], Co Wexford.
Burke, John -- Ballyforan, Ballinasloe.
Bell, Wm -- Clonmellon, Co Westmeath.
Calvert, Wm -- Killinchy, Co Down.
Casey, John -- Lanesboro, Co Roscommon.
Copithorne, John -- Skibbereen, Co. Cork.
Calvin, Patrick -- Killeen, Streamstown, Moate.
Cantwell, Bridget -- Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny.
Dobbs, Dinah & Sons -- Abbeyleix, Queen's Co.
Doak, Wm -- Crossgar, Co Down.
Doran, Patrick -- Maryborough, Queen's County.
Dunn, Michael -- Windsor Pl, Edenderry.
Eckford, George -- Fullercourt, Ballytore, Athy.
Fletcher, Francis -- Belmont Mills, Banagher.
Flanigan, Brothers -- Banbridge, Co Down.
Graham, Thomas -- Barrack St, Tullamore.
Goodbody, T P & R -- Charleville Square, Tullamore.
Gibson, James -- Lisball House, Bailieboro.
Gorman, Laurence -- Killeen Bridge, Philipstown.
Harpur, Thomas -- South Main Street, Wexford.
Henderson, Zero R -- Portarlington.
Holmes, Robert -- Lisdermott, Ferbane, King's County.
Heggie & Simpson -- Queen St, Waterford.
Kearney, Patrick -- Castletown, Granard.
Leadbeater, R S -- Stradbally, Queen's Co.
Lindsay, David -- White Bog, Athy.
Leigh, Edward -- Kilcullen, Newbridge.
Moore, Brothers -- Aughnacloy, Co Tyrone.
Madden, Fergus -- Portumna, Co Galway.
M'Menamin, James -- Castlederg, Strabane, Co Tyrone.
Neilan, Patrick -- Castlerea, Co Roscommon.
Perry, Henry Geo -- Rathdowney, Queen's Co.
Poole, T W & Co -- Mountmellick, Queen's Co.
Pollen, James -- Ballynahinch, Co Down.
Robb, W J -- Drumhoney, White Cross, Armagh.
Ryan, James -- Thurles, Co Tipperary.
Rhodes, Thomas -- Roscrea, Co Tipperary.
Richardson, Bros -- Portadown, Co Armagh.
Scott, Thomas -- Monasterevan, Queen's County.
Simmonds, J W -- Allen Wood, Robartstown, Naas.
Smith, Bernard -- Ballyjamesduff, Cavan.
Synott, Patrick -- Ferns, Wexford.
Tyrrell, Thomas -- Clough, Goret, County Wexford.
Taylor, Wm -- Newbridge, Co Kildare.
Thompson, Samuel -- Lisburn, Co Antrim.
Tierney, John -- Mountmellick, Queen's County.
Timothy, Edward -- Cararce, Williamstown, Ballymoe.
Warden, Joseph D -- Newtownards, Co Down.
Walsh, Stephen -- Woodford, Loughrea, Galway.
Wilson, Wm -- Shannon Bridge, Ballinasloe.
Waugh, Alexander -- Donaghadee, Co Down.
Wallace, W C & Co -- Parsonstown, King's Co.

Agents wanted for towns not yet represented.

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Kinstown, Thursday.

HER MAJESTY'S ship Iron Duke, which returned to Kingstown this morning, reports that she came into collision with the Vanguard, eight miles off Bray Head, at 12.50 yesterday afternoon, during a heavy fog, and the latter went down about an hour afterwards. No lives lost. The Iron Duke, although not seriously injured, had her bows stove in, and her forerigging carried away. She now lies at anchor in the Man-of-War Roads. At the time the collision occurred the Squadron was off the coast of Wicklow. On inquiry at the Admiralty this morning we were informed that the information was correct.


WE have received the following official telegram respecting the collision between the Iron Duke and the Vanguard: -- Admiralty, Sept, 2nd, 1875 -- The Lords of the Admiralty much regret that news has been received that H.M.S. Iron Duke came into collision with H.M.S. Vanguard during the dense fog at 12-50 this morning off Wicklow. All lives were saved, but H.M.S. ship Vanguard has unfortunately sunk in nine fathoms water.

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WHITEHOUSE, THURSDAY. -- At eleven o'clock to-day, James Green and Andrew Smith were brought up on remand at the special Petty Sessions before Sir Edward Coey, Esq., J.P., and James Thompson, Esq., J.P., charged with unlawfully shooting, on the night of 19th ult., at William Kelly and Samuel M'Ilwrath with intent. Mr. James M'Lean, S.C.S., prosecuted, and Mr. Harper defended. Some evidence of an uninteresting nature having been given, evidence to the effect that the injured man still remains in the Royal Hospital in a dangerous condition was tendered, after which the prisoners were further remanded for a week. Mr. Harper applied that the prisoner Green be admitted to bail. Mr. M'Lean opposed the application on the ground that the young man was not yet out of danger. The Bench eventually refused to accept bail, adding that on a certificate being produced certifying that Kelly was out of danger the prisoner would be admitted to bail.

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COLERAINE, WEDNESDAY. -- Daniel Gailey, Esq., held an inquest at Portstewart to-day on the body of a man named Johnston, a native of Cookstown, who met his death under the following circumstances: -- Deceased was stopping at Portstewart for the good of his health, and on Monday walked over to Portrush to see the regatta held there. He was accompanied by a friend, from whom he got separated. At the conclusion of the sports, it being then dark, it is supposed he determined to reach Portstewart, although imperfectly acquainted with the road, and that he got off the highway and wandered to the brow of a cliff sixty feet high and fifty yards from the road, and fell over, his dead body being found yesterday morning, frightfully mangled. The skull was completely stove in, the brains protruding, so that death must have been instantaneous.


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The Witness - Friday, 10 September, 1875


AGNEW -- Sept. 4, at Lurgan, the wife of S. Agnew, M.D., of a son.

BELLIS -- Sept. 4, at the Manse, Ramelton, Co. Donegal, the wife of the Rev. S. Arrott Bellis, M.A., LL.D., of a son.

BOYD -- Sept. 5, at Milliken Street, Belfast, the wife of Mr. Robt. Boyd, of a son.

BAMBRICK -- Sept. 5, at Banbridge, the wife of Wm. G. Bambrick, of a daughter.

BEATTIE - Aug. 21, at Little Barrack Street, Armagh, the wife of Mr. Wm. Beattie, Belfast, of a son.

CAMPBELL -- Sept. 1, at Ballyboe, Malin, the wife of Mr. John Campbell, of twin daughters.

CHARLES -- Sept. 4, at York Street, Belfast, the wife of Mr. S. Charles, of a son.

DAILY -- Sept. 5, at 22, Mountjoy Buildings, Belfast, the wife of Mr. Henry Daily, of a son.

HAYES -- Aug. 29, at 50, Antrim Road, Belfast, the wife of Dr. R. E. Hayes, of a son.

HARTLEY -- Sept. 2, at Tullamore, King's County, the wife of Mr. John Hartley, of a son.

HARVEY -- Sept. 6, at Market Square, Lisburn, the wife of Thomas James Harvey, of a son.


CRAIG--HUSTON -- Aug. 19, at the Mountpottinger Presbyterian Church, Belfast, by Rev. A. B. Porter, Wm. John, youngest son of Alexander Craig, Esq., to Isabella, eldest daughter of Thomas Huston, Esq., both of Ballyboley, Ballynure.

GOULDING--KERR -- Aug. 29, at St. Anne's Church, Belfast, by the Rev. John Spence, Thomas Goulding, London, to Elizabeth Lilly, eldest daughter of the late James Kerr, Belfast.

GIHON--BEGGS -- Sept. 7, at Ahoghill Church, by the Rev. J. W. Murray, LL.D., Rector of Ballymena, assisted by the Rev. J. Patman, Rector of Ahoghill, William Gihon, Clonavon, Ballymena, to Grace Elizabeth, youngest daughter of the late William Beggs, Lisnafillan, Ballymena.

GRAHAM--SMYTH -- Sept. 1, at Warrenpoint Church, County Down, by Rev. Arthur Langtry, Mr. George Graham, Sillis Cottage, Middletown, to Annie, daughter of the late Mr. Garnett Smyth, Glasslough, Co. Monaghan.

LEIGHTON--TRELFORD -- Sept. 6, at the Mariners' Church, Belfast, by the Rev. Joseph W. Dickson, M.A., Incumbent, Samuel Leighton, to lizzie, daughter of Wm. Trelford, late of H.M.'s Customs, Belfast.

MANIECE--SOUTH -- Sept. 2, at St. Paul's Church, Belfast, by the Rev. Charles Scott, Wm. Graham Maniece, Co. Fermanagh, to Bessie, third daughter of the late George South, Worcestershire, England.

M'CLELLAND--KING -- At the Presbyterian Church, St. Johnston, by the Rev. W. Thompson, Monreagh, David M'Clelland, Lusticle, to Elisa, daughter of the late William King, of Tubber.

PORTER--MILLIKEN -- Aug. 20, at Norfolk, Virginia, U.S., by the Rev. Mr. Armstrong, Wm. A. Porter, to Emily, daughter of Robert Milliken, Bedford Street, Belfast.

RUSSELL--COFFEY -- Aug. 31, at the Presbyterian Church, Kilkeel, by the Rev. Samuel Mateer, John Russell, Synnot Place, Dublin, to Maggie, fourth daughter of the late Henry Coffey, Esq., Cranfield Cottage, Kilkeel, Co. Down.

SLOAN--ROLSTON -- Sept. 8, in Redrock Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. James Fleck, Armagh, William Sloan, Grangemore, to Harriet eldest daughter of Walter Rolston, Drumcairn.,

WALKER--LENNIE -- Sept. 6, at Trinity Church, Cork, by the Rev. Wm. Maghill, Franklin Manderson Walker, Belfast, to Helen, daughter of J. Lennie, Belfast.

WILKINSON--WILLIAMS -- Sept. 7, at Fisherwick Place Presbyterian Church, Belfast, by the Rev. H. M. Williamson, John Wilkinson, Belfast, to Martha, youngest daughter of the late Wm. Williams, Malahide, Co. Dublin.


BOYLE -- Sept. 5, at The Manse, Eagry, Bushmills, James Cathcart, youngest child of the Rev. Jas. Boyle, Bushmills.

BARBOUR -- Sept. 6, at his residence, Hilden, Lisburn, William Barbour, Esq., J.P., aged 78 years.

BLACK -- Sept. 7, at his residence, Ballycastle, Denis Black, aged 65 years.

BROWN -- Aug. 31, at Manchester, Thomas, youngest son of the late William Brown, Belfast.

CRAIG -- Sept. 3, at Newmarket Street, Coleraine, James Craig, aged 84 years.

CAMPBELL -- Sept. 7, at Parkview, Antrim Road, Belfast, Margaret, wife of Mr. James Campbell.

DOHERTY -- Sept. 6, at her father's residence, Bond's Hill, Waterside, Sarah, eldest daughter of John Doherty.

FERGUSON -- Sept. 2, at Newtown Lodge, Newtownbreda, John, third son of John Ferguson, aged 7 years and 6 months.

FLEMING -- Aug. 31, at 16, Alfred Street, Belfast, Margaret Smith, infant daughter of Geo. Fleming, aged 11 weeks.

FERGUSON -- Sept. 2, at Creggan Street, Londonderry, Dominick Ferguson, aged 45 years.

FOWLER -- Sept. 1, at the residence of his son, Waltham House, Chorlton, Manchester, Mr. George Fowler, Brookeboro', aged 82 years.

GRAHAM -- Sept. 4, at Greenvale, Castlewellan, James Graham.

HAMILL -- Sept. 3, at Kilroot, Agnes, widow of the late Charles Hamill, aged 87 years.

JOHNSTON - Sept. 1, the Rev. Thomas Johnston, Rockmount, Newtownstewart, aged 63 years.

KING -- Sept. 5, at her residence, Bow Street, Lisburn, Mary, relict of John King.

LENNOX -- Sept. 6, at Pump Street, Londonderry, Emily Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Mr. John Lennox, aged 5 years.

MARTIN - Sept. 4, at the Rectory House, Killeshandra, Agatha Martin, wife of the Archdeacon of Kilmore, and only daughter of the late Right Rev. Richard Mant, Lord Bishop of Down and Connor.

MURPHY -- Sept. 5, at Stranmillis House, Belfast, Joseph William Murphy.

M'KENNA -- Sept. 2, at his father's residence, 55, Alexander Street West, Belfast, Bernard, eldest son of James M'Kenna, aged 3 years.

MOLYNEAUX -- Sept. 4, at her father's residence, No. 6, Florence Place, Belfast, Maggie, infant daughter of William R. Molyneaux, aged 1 year and 4 months.

M'MILLEN -- At her uncle's residence, Mr. John Taylor, Cattogs, Jane M'Millen, aged 6 years.

M'PHERSON -- Sept. 2, at his father's residence, Mossley, Andrew, fourth son of Mr. Charles M'Pherson, aged 4 years.

NIBLOCK -- Aug. 27, at The Manse, Donegal, Harriette, relict of the late Rev. William Niblock, D.D., and sister of the Very Rev. The Dean of Dromore.

SMYTH -- Sept. 5, at Bushmills, Mr. Hugh Smyth, aged 86 years.



An outrage of a brutal nature occurred at a place called Lisdrumgullion, near Newry, on Saturday. On that night five men, named Robert Fulton, Samuel Morton, Robt. M'Ilroy, George Clarke, and James Clarke, were drinking in a public-house on the Armagh Road when a dispute arose between M'Ilroy and Morton with regard to the former's daughter having been seen going to Newry. The party afterwards left, and up the road they fought. During the scuffle it is alleged that M'Ilroy struck Fulton with a "sling shot," causing a slight wound and immediately afterwards felled Fulton with a blow from the same instrument. M'Ilroy and his daughter then made off, accompanied by the Clarkes, leaving Fulton lying on the road bleeding profusely, and in an apparently lifeless state. Morton endeavoured to rouse him up, but the attempt was vain. He then lifted the wounded man and laid him in the water table, going off for assistance. In a short time he returned with his brother, and they carried Fulton to his humble home, about 800 yards distant. His father and mother were greatly affected when they saw their son carried in. Information of the outrage was brought to Newry about half-past eleven o'clock, and Constable Kelly and some of the men of the Canal Street Barrack at once started for the place. They found Fulton in a dangerous condition, and, acting on the information which they obtained, they proceeded about one o'clock to the residence of M'Ilroy and arrested him. He was subsequently remanded. Fulton's recovery is considered hopeless.

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CAPTAIN WEBB'S recent conquest of the English Channel has given great prominence to swimming. A couple of mere girls have shown their ability to swim long distances. On Saturday Miss Emily Parkes, sister of the champion of London, in order to decide a bet of 50, swam from London Bridge to Blackwall. Miss Parkes is six months older than Miss Beckwith. A steamer which had taken a large party of swimming amateurs up the river to witness the match for the Ashbury gold medal was chartered for the match. The start was from the old Swan Pier. Miss Parkes took her plunge a few boats' length east of the bridge, and, rising like a cork to the surface, struck out an easy breast stroke, that took her in very good style through the water. She did not seem to be anxious to do her best. She chatted continually with her brother and the waterman, who accompanied her in a boat, and repeatedly alledged the plaudits which came from all sides by raising her right arm and waving it in the air. A considerable swell was raised at times by passing steamers, but it did not seem to cause the swimmer any inconvenience. When off the Pier, Mr. Parkes took off his jacket, which is covered with his trophies, and appearing in his swimming tights, plunged in, and kept his sister company the rest of the distance. She plodded along very steadily, while her brother darted about with the speed a facility of a fish. At 7.221/2 Miss Parkes was abreast of the Victoria Pier, at Blackwall, and two or three minutes later she was taken out, and boarded the steamer, where, in a few minutes, she appeared in her ordinary dress, quite warm, and able to go a dozen miles further.

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FOR the first time in my life I witnessed the Derry celebrations this year. I confess that the processionists, as I looked down upon them from the mound in the cathedral cemetery, where repose the ashes of the mighty dead who manned the walls of Derry in the days of deadly conflict, did not impress me deeply. Knowing, as I did, that nearly all the original Apprentice Boys were Presbyterians, and that Bishop Hopkins had opposed the shutting of the gates against Tyrconnell and Lord Antrim, and had described the act as one of rebellion, and likely to be attended with dangerous consequences, insomuch that young Irwin, one of the original Apprentice Boys, boldly interrupted him, and said, "My lord, your doctrine's very good, but we can't now hear you out;" I expressed to friends that were with me my wonderment that the honours and glories of the past seemed to be monopolised by the one section of Protestants, or rather by a small section of a section. "Oh," said one of my friends -- a dry-tongued Dublin gentleman -- "it's all fair enough -- it's a real division of labour, that one party should do the fighting, and the other the shouting!" wherewith I was sufficed. -- Cloughmacsimon in Plain Words.

[We do not know where the fault lies in this matter, for there is a fault somewhere. Formerly the Protestant and Roman Catholic bishops, along with the Presbyterian clergymen, headed the procession. There is certainly no reason why all Protestants, at least, should not unite on the occasion in a thanksgiving service. It is quite a mistake to allow the sacred and thrilling memories associated with the Relief of Derry to be made use of merely to foster political manifestations in which there is neither appropriateness nor respectability. -- ED. Plain Words. ]

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AT the Police Court yesterday, before Edward Orme, Esq., R.M.; and J. C. O'Donnell, Esq., R.M., Tudor Bird, who describes himself as a captain in the 15th Hussars, and John Wood were brought up in custody of Sub-Constable Cochrane, charged, on suspicion, with stealing 170 in the Ulster Bank, on the 4th inst. The case excited great interest, as well from the alleged position of one of the accused, as from the circumstances of the robbery.

Messrs. A. O'Rorke and William Baxter appeared for the prosecution. Mr. Coulter appeared for Wood, and Mr. M'Erlean for Bird.

After some preliminary objection of Mr. M'Erlean as to the charge being entered at the suit of the constabulary instead of the private prosecutor had been disposed of,

Mr. O'RORKE said so far as the enormity of the charge was concerned, the Court might have heard of many instances as daring, but none in which a greater amount of dexterity was used. Mr. Wilson, who was in the employment of Mr. N. A. Campbell, went to the Ulster Bank on the 4th instant to get a cheque for 610 cashed. He had a particular use for 170 of that money, which he separated from the bulk, and put into the outside breast pocket of his coat. This money was made up of a one hundred pound note, three twenty-pound notes, and ten single notes. He then took 81 to pay a bill at the other end of the counter, and while doing so he put his hand in his pocket -- the 170 was away. It was incorrectly reported in some of the papers that Mr. Wilson had put the money on the counter and turned his back upon it. A one hundred pound Ulster Bank note was after-wards changed in the National Bank, From a description given to Detective Cochrane he suspected the two prisoners when he saw them, and followed them from one place to another until they went into a house where he arrested them, told them the charge, and gave them the usual caution. The prisoners then commenced to accuse each other, one saying to the other, "It was you took the money;"and the other saying, "No, it was not me, it was you; you sent me to get a 100 note changed." That was evidence out of their own mouths, after being cautioned.

The first witness called was Mr. John Alfred Wilson, who was examined by Mr. O'Rorke, and swore that he was in the employment of Mr. N. A. Campbell, Donegall Place, as cashier. On Saturday, the 4th of this month, he received cash for a 610 cheque in the Ulster Bank, from which sum he took 170 in notes, and put them into his outside breast pocket while he was paying a bill. There were many people about the counter, and on putting his hand in his pocket for the 170 he found it was gone. He could not identify any one in court whom he saw there.

Mr. COULTER -- Then the money was not yours? No; it is Mr. Campbell's. How much of it is paid? 85. He did not speak to any person there about the loss of the money just then. Look at the dock and say if you saw this person in the Bank that day? He could not say he did, but thought he was familiar with Wood's face.

To Mr. M'Erlean -- He would swear that the money lost was not the property of Constable Cochrane. He was certain he put the money into his pocket.

Was it possible for anyone to take the money out of your coat while standing there? Yes; there was a crowd pressing behind and before.

David E. M'Cann, acting-cashier in the National Bank, deposed that on the 6th September he gave the prisoner Bird change for a 20 Ulster Bank-note. The other prisoner was present at the time. He observed that Bird wore a large horse-shoe pattern pin like the one produced. Bird handed a portion of the money to the other prisoner.

Mr. John G. Leatham, examined by Mr. O'Rorke, swore that he was cashier of the Northern Bank. On the 6th September a 100 note of the Ulster Banking Company was offered by the prisoner Bird for change, which was refused as they did not know him, and the note was handed back, and witness told him he had better take it to the Ulster Bank, which was close by. The prisoner wore a pin like the one produced, and also a light tie.

To Mr. M'erlean -- There was nothing unusual about his conduct.

Detective-Constable Robert Cochrane, examined by Mr. O'RORKE, deposed that, from information, he was on the look-out for the prisoners. Yesterday, about a quarter-past eleven, he observed Tudor Bird on the Ormeau Road, near the Gas Works. Bird went into Coyle's public-house, and, after the lapse of an hour and a half, both prisoners, along with two women, came out of Coyle's, and the prisoners got up on a car and drove off. Witness followed them on another car through several small streets off Arthur Street and into Joy Street. There Bird went into a little shop, and the other prisoner followed him. They came out shortly afterwards, and went into No. 88, Joy Street, where he arrested them. He told them the charge on which they were arrested, and sent them to Bond Street Police Barracks on a car. On the way Bird threatened to take an action against him. In the barracks Bird, addressing Wood, said -- "It was you who did it, and it was you who sent me to the bank to get it cashed." Wood replied, "No, it wasn't me; you went yourself." Witness then searched Bird, and in the outside skirt pocket of his coat found the revolver [produced]; the sum of 1 16s 01/2d in his trousers pocket. Bird was wearing a pin [produced] which he took out of his necktie, threw it on the table, and said he would not wear it. A cheque book and other articles [produced] were also found. On Wood's person he found a sum of 1 8s 9d, and on getting this Bird said, "Search him well, he must have it." Bird stated that he sent the sum of 30 to London to Wood's wife; that her name was Mrs. Seaman, of Newington Bath, London; that he would not lie in jail for Wood. Witness proceeded to 24, Queen's Bridge Road, Ballymacarrett, where the prisoners said they lodged. He was pointed out the room Wood occupied. In a pocket of a coat he found a receipt for a registered letter addressed to Mrs. Seaman. He also found a number of skeleton keys, some small files, a small vice, a pair of pliers, and number of articles of wearing apparel. In a room said to be Bird's, he found a revolver [produced.] Bird said to him, "Don't insult me; I am a captain of the 15th Hussars." He found a watch and chain [produced] on the prisoner Wood. He would ask for a remand.

Their worships then remanded the prisoners.


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The Witness - Friday, 17 September, 1875


ARNOTT -- Sept. 12, at 9, Cromwell Street, Belfast the wife of Wm. Arnott, of a son.

BELL -- Sept. 6, at Lisburn, Fort William Park, the wife of Major-General Bell, C.B., V.C., Commanding Belfast District, of a daughter.

COOKE -- Sept. 12, at Brookbank Academy, Kilkeel, the wife of Mr. H.J. Cooke, of a son.

DODD -- Sept. 8, at Breezemount, Coleraine, the wife of W.H. Dodd, Esq., B.L., of a son.

HANDCOCK -- Sept. 12, at the Bank of Ireland, Clones, the wife of H.H. Handcock, of a son.

JOHNSON -- Sept. 12, at Fountainville House, Belfast, the wife of Richard Johnson, of a son.

JOHNSTON -- Sept. 5, at Rockfield, Stranorlar, the wife of John S. Johnston, Esq., J.P., of a son -- stillborn.

JOHNSTON -- Sept. 14, at the Methodist Manse, Stephen Street, Sligo, the wife of Rev. John Johnston, of a daughter.

M'CARTNEY -- Sept. 9, at 27, Eglinton Street, Belfast, the wife of George A. M'Cartney, of a son.

M'CONNELL -- Sept. 9, at 10, Bedeque Street, Belfast, the wife of Wm. M'Connell, of a daughter -- stillborn.

MORTON -- Sept. 11, at 11, St. James's Street, Belfast, the wife of Andrew Morton, of a son.

MILLER -- Sept.13, at Sunnyside, Belmont, Belfast, the wife of John Miller, of a daughter.

ORR -- Sept.11, at Collin, Dunmurry, the wife of Mr. Wm. Orr, jun., of a son.

PARK -- Sept. 9, at 17, Mountcharles, Belfast, the wife of Professor Park, of a daughter.

ROSS -- Sept. 10, at 74, Joy Street, Belfast, the wife of H.J. Ross, of a son.

TEUTON -- Sept. 11, at 9, Pelan's Buildings, Belfast, the wife of Wm. Teuton, of a son.


ANDERSON--ANDERSON -- Sept.14, at First Presbyterian Church, Portadown, by the Rev. Jas. Forsythe, Auhory, Mr. Thos. Anderson, Ballybreagh, Co. Armagh, to Elizabeth, second daughter of Mr. Abraham Anderson, Firgrove, Cornascribe, Co. Armagh.

DEMPSTER--CAMPBELL -- Sept. 9, at Ekenhead Presbyterian Church, Belfast, by the Rev. John Greenlees, Mr. George Nelson Dempster, Belfast, to Mary, youngest daughter of Mr. James Campbell, Gracehill, Bangor, Co. Down.

ERSKINE--WALTON -- Sept. 9, at St. Andrew's Church, Belfast, by the Rev. S.E. Busby, D D., William Erskine, to Louisa Walton, both of Belfast.

HANNA--GORDON -- Sept. 7, at Ormond Quay Presbyterian Church, Dublin, by the Rev. A. Ross Crawford, Drogheda, Mr. James D. Hanna, to Miss Sarah Gordon, both of Drogheda.

JAMISON--M'MULLEN -- Sept. 9, at Donegall Square Methodist Church, Belfast, by the father of the bride, assisted by the Rev. John Gilcriest, the Rev. Robert Jamison, Wesleyan Minister, Dublin, to Lizzie, second daughter of the Rev. Wallace M'Mullen, Belfast.

MILLIGAN--TAYLOR -- Sept. 10, at Ballygilbert Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. John Quartz, Robert, eldest son of Mr. Samuel Milligan, Tandragee, to Maggie Jane, youngest daughter of Mr. Samuel Taylor, Craigavad.

OSBORNE--POTTS -- Sept. 13, at Duncairn Presbyterian Church, Belfast, by the Rev. T.Y. Killen, Edward Gray, son of William Osborne, J.P., Altmover, Co. Derry, to Sarah, third daughter of Robert Potts, Esq., Rosemount, Belfast.

SIMMS--HUTCHINSON -- Sept. 14, at Loughbrickland Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. J.S. Hamilton, M.A., Banbridge, Mr. Jas. Simms, to Marianne, eldest daughter of Mr. James Hutchinson, both of Banbridge.


ADDY -- Sept. 12, at No.5, Fairview Street, Crumlin Road, Belfast, Wm. J. Addy.

BEATTY -- Sept. 13, at 11, Hawkin's Street, Derry, George, sixth son of Mr. Henry Beatty, aged 18 years.

CARLIN -- Sept. 7, at his grandfather's residence, 14, Fountain Place, Derry, James, youngest son of the late Mr. James Carlin, aged 1 year and 4 months.

CLARKE -- Sept. 13, at 8, Lime Street, Belfast, Ellen, wife of William Clarke, aged 24 years.

DUNNIECE -- Sept. 10, at Londonderry, Hugh Dunniece.

GORDON -- Sept. 11, at Druminaway, near Randalstown, John Gordon, aged 66 years.

HANSON -- Sept. 12, at The Manse, Kingstown, George, youngest son of the Rev. J.S. Hanson.

JACK -- At his residence, Trenta Manse, Letterkenny, Robt. Hastings Jack, medical student, aged 21 years.

KENNEDY -- Sept. 15, at his mother's residence, Knockcairn, William Kennedy, B.A., aged 28 years.

LEPPER -- Sept. 13, William H. Lepper, Esq., Glenville House, Cushendall, aged 66 years.

MOORE -- Sept. 11, at her father's residence, Pubble, Newtownstewart, Margaret Jane, eldest and dearly-beloved daughter of Mr. Robert Moore, aged 22 years.

MERCER -- Sept. (9), at his residence, Deansgrange, Monkstown, Co. Dublin, Joseph Mercer, aged 63 years.

M'MURTRY -- Sept. 9, at 25, Wesley Place, Belfast, Mary Ellen, infant daughter of Mr. Thomas M'Murtry, jun., aged 2 years and 9 months.

M'AFEE -- Sept. 9, of concussion of the brain, at Moneymore,Andrew M'Afee, aged 31 years.

NICKELL -- Sept. 13, at St. Columb's Wells, Derry, James Nickell, sen., aged 66 years.

NIXON -- Sept. 10, at 25 Arkwright Street, Belfast, Annie, wife of John Nixon, aged (3)0 years.

O'DONNELL -- Sept. 13, at 29, Francis Street, Derry, Anthony O'Donnell, aged 40 years.

PARKER -- Sept. 9, at 46, Garmoyle Street, Belfast, Jane Parker, aged 65 years.

PARK -- Sept. 12, at 10, Athol Street, Belfast, John Park, late of Stewartstown.

SMYTH -- Sept. 5, at Bushmills, Mr. H. Smyth, father of the Rev. Professor Smyth, M.P., aged 86 years.



The Admiralty have granted double pay to the officers and men of the Valorous while engaged in the Arctic Expedition.

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The steamer Aquila, of and for London, from Sunderland, was run into and foundered twenty miles off the Humber, on Sunday. The crew took to the boats, and were picked up by a Hull steamer and landed at Grimsby on Monday.

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The following telegram has been received at the Admiralty:- The mail steamer Shannon has gone ashore on Pedro Bank. The Doyad brought the passengers, mails, and specie, and returns immediately. The Heron is also assisting.

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CONSTANTINOPLE, MONDAY. -- Mr. Scudamore, late of the English General Post Office, who is about to undertake the regulation of the Turkish Postal system, has arrived here. Arzomra Effendi has been appointed director of the Press Bureau.

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On Monday, three men started together to swim across Lake Deveragh, County Westmeath; their names were Carroll, Kelly, and Byrne. When half-way across, Kelly complained of a pain, and sank in fifty feet of water, and he was drowned before assistance could be obtained. Body not yet found.

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A serious accident happened on Saturday to the London and Dorking coach, driven by Captain Cooper. When nearing Burford, on the way to Dorking, the pole broke, and before the bottom of the incline could be reached the vehicle was turned over with a terrible crash. All 16 passengers were greatly injured, and one lady had her collar bone broken. The coach was wrecked.

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If Captain Webb is a modest man he must be sorely tried by the lionising and dinner-eating to which he is subjected. The Stock Exchange went mad about him some days ago. He was actually introduced within the mysterious portals of the City Pandemonium, and nearly squeezed to death by the enthusiastic dealers and their clerks. The money he got was but a bare compensation for the risk he ran, we should imagine. Some sprightly youths seized the opportunity to have a lark, and tried a game at football with their neighbours' hats. Altogether it was a very pretty ovation, and no doubt gave the Captain a very favourable impression of the jolliness of the life that City people lead. -- Examiner.

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AT the meeting of the Stirling Free Church Presbytery held at Stirling last week -- the Rev. Dr. Beith, Moderator -- the petition of the pastor, office-bearers, members, and adherents of the Alloa Union Free Church for admission into the Free Church of Scotland was considered. After parties had been heard, the Presbytery decided unanimously that they could not receive the "minister and members of that congregation into the Free Church, as the minister they had was not an ordained minister of a Presbyterian Church, and had been censured by this Presbytery for divisive courses." Mr. Munro protested and appealed, but no heed was paid to his protest. When he laid his paper on the table, with a shilling, the usual fee for extracts, Mr. Goldie, a member of Presbytery, knocked both on to the floor.

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There are 754 daily and weekly newspapers in Paris, of which 48, including reviews, are political; 63 treat of jurisprudence; 53 of theology; 56 are light reading; 25 are instructive; 10 make geography and history their chief theme; 53 are literary, philosophic, ethnographical, and bibliographical; 11 discourse on painting; 2 on photography; 8 on architecture; 5 on archaeology; 17 on music; 8 on drama; 78 on industries and manufactures; 69 are chemical and medicinal; 47 scientific; 38 military and naval; 12 sporting; and 81 are appropriated by the fashions, four of these journals being devoted to hairdressing. As the Times' Paris correspondent remarks, the man who cannot find his views represented among 48 political newspapers must have a mind as badly balanced as [text continued]

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Alluding to the loss of the Vanguard, the Times says:- Are we driven to spend ten years and ten millions of money in constructing a fleet which a few hours' fighting may destroy? Are we to contemplate as a possibility the annihilation in a brief encounter of a squadron with all the crews? The destruction of the Vanguard affects us as a humiliation even more than a loss; it shows how ill directed are our energies, and how little foresight our statesmen can command, even where the gravest interests of the nation are at stake.

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ON Monday morning the police seized a crate of arms, comprising revolvers, swords, guns, &c., at the North Wall, the consignment having come from Holyhead per City of Dublin Company's steamer. The crate was addressed to "Francis Weston, Esq." On inquiry it turned out that the arms were mere imitations, intended for a new play at the Theatre Royal, entitled "Round the World in Eight Days," and that Mr. Weston is the stage manager of the Theatre Royal. It is unnecessary to add that the police have relinquished them.

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WOOLWICH has produced its big baby, and a fine infant it is. The 81-ton gun was completed on Monday. It is the largest weapon of defence ever manufactured by the British Government. Of its power we shall know more in a few days. It is almost immediately to be tried at the butts. For the present it lies among its smaller brethren, wonderful hitherto, and is a giant among giants. I may mention that the crane to lift it, of which we have heard so much, did its work admirably, that its carriage is completed, and that after trial it will be ready for use. -- London Letter.

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Another of those burning cases which are now becoming of very frequent occurrence, and which, we regret to add, had a fatal termination, occurred on Saturday evening in a house in Little Patrick Street. It appears that an elderly woman named Saunders, who lived alone in the house, was attacked by an epileptic fit, to which she had often been subject, in the course of which she fell quite helpless upon the fire, and was burned about the head and face in such a dreadful manner that when she was discovered and conveyed to the Royal Victoria Hospital, life was found to be extinct.

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AN accident, which is likely to be attended with serious results, in a monetary point of view, to the proprietors, occurred on Monday on the Waterford and Limerick Railway. The engine of the express train from Waterford to Limerick, shortly after passing the Fiddown Station, broke down in consequence of the bursting of one of her tubes, and was unable to proceed further on her journey. The passengers from Dublin to Limerick by the night mail had to put up for the night at the Junction, as no engine arrived to carry them on to Limerick until four o'clock in the morning. A large number of commercial men were more or less seriously inconvenienced by it. It is stated that they will more than probably try conclusions with the Waterford Company for not being able to arrive in Limerick until several hours after the stated time.

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The Archbishop of York has inhibited the Rev. W.L. Hughes, lately chaplain to the Sculcoates Union. &c., who was convicted of drunkenness a week or two since, from taking clerical duty in the diocese of York.

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The Earl of Leicester and the Lord Waveney, two of the landowners applied to by the Labour League, have written stating that they are open to treat with the league for the purchase of land to be farmed by its members.

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A MAN named Henry Wainwright and a woman named Alice Day are in custody of the London police for having in their possession the mutilated body of an adult female. The body was clumsily cut up into pieces and much decomposed. They were making off with it in a cab when arrested, and their arrest was entirely due to the courage and determination of a boy who was asked by the woman to assist in carrying the parcels to the cab. A later telegram says Wainwright proves to be a tradesman in a good way of business in Whitechapel, and well known as a local lecturer and elocutionist. The person to whom the arrest is due is not a boy, but a man named Stokes, a workman of Wainwright's. A hatchet and knife, both blood-stained, have been found in Wainwright's premises.

London, Monday.

The excitement in reference to the Whitechapel murder is intense. A further inspection shows the hair of the murdered woman to be brown, and not auburn. There is a peculiar scar on the right leg immediately under the knee, which may aid in the identification of the body. Credence is given to the idea in some quarters that the deceased is Wainwright's wife, and it is said she was last seen going into his house two months ago. Some portions of torn female apparel have been found in an old closet under the stairs. At the Police Station, Borough, the street is rendered impassable by the crowds of people anxious to catch a glimpse of the prisoners.

Stokes, the porter, who conveyed the parcels containing the remains of the woman to the cab, and afterwards followed and called the attention of the police to the matter, was formerly in the employ of the male prisoner. Stokes carried one parcel, and the prisoner Wainwright the other. The body of deceased, which was divided into ten pieces, had been placed in a coffin with a glass lid. The coroner's inquest will be held on Wednesday.

At the Southwark Police Court, to-day, Henry Wainwright and Alice Day were charged with having in their possession the mutilated body of an adult female. Both prisoners appeared somewhat flurried and nervous. Alfred Stokes said Wainwright was formerly his employer, and the female prisoner, recently a ballet girl, was very intimate with him. Witness described how he was asked to fetch the parcels, and also as to the finding of a chopper lying on the floor. He slightly opened one of the parcels while Wainwright was fetching the cab, and then discovered the contents, which induced him to follow and call the attention of the police to the subject.

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Several cases of drowning occurred in the west of Scotland on Saturday evening. A boy was drowned while bathing in a pond in Dumbartonshire, and a Glasgow gentleman, named Mr. John Neill, lost his life while bathing at Ettrick Bay, near Rothesay. Mr. Holmes, M.P., rendered the drowning man assistance, but when Mr. Neill was brought out of the water life was extinct. The same evening the fireman of a steamer, lying at Rothesay Pier, fell into the water, and was drowned.

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At the Bushmills Petty Sessions on Thursday, a young man named Allen was fined 1 and 1 costs, for having appeared in public at a "Spelling Bee" on the 30th ult., before infection was removed from his person after recovering from scarlatina.

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A TELEGRAM, dated Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Aug. 27, says:-- The propeller Comet collided with the Canadian steamer Manitoba, of Beatty's Line, last evening, near White Fish Point, on Lake Superior. The Comet sunk instantly, and eleven of the people upon her were drowned. Ten were saved. The Manitoba brought the survivors back here, arriving at nine o'clock this morning. The names of the saved are as follows:-- Francis Duyot, of Cleveland, captain; John Gore, of Troy, N.Y., first mate; Wm. H. Weaver, of Cleveland, second mate; James Rafferty and Leopold Smith, wheelsmen; John Scott, look-out; Charles Connor, porter; Thomas Murphy and Peter Handlen, deck hands; also one coloured fireman, name unknown. Among the drowned are Babey and Brown, first and second engineers, and nine others whose names are unknown. The Comet was owned by Hart & Co., of Cleveland. The valuation on the underwriters' register was $25,000. The amount of the insurance is not known here.

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ABOUT six o'clock on Sunday, the residence of John Ellis, Esq., of Crieve, near this town, was visited by a woman, name unknown, who was evidently insane. On the gate being opened, she rushed into the yard, and afterwards attempted to get into the house. The servants endeavoured to prevent this, and in doing so they were attacked furiously by the madwoman, who struck them, scratched them with her nails, and attempted to bite them with her teeth. After a desperate struggle she was overpowered and tied with ropes to a tree. Whilst in this position her screaming was heard at a long distance. A messenger was despatched to Newry for the police, and in about an hour Constable Doyle, accompanied by two sub-constables, arrived at Crieve. The madwoman was then placed in a cart, and carefully secured by ropes. She was brought to the High Street Barrack, and whilst there she endeavoured to bite the police. It took three men to secure her in a cell. At ten o'clock she was brought before J.J. O'Hagan, Esq., charged on the information of William Irvine, one of the servants at Crieve, with a violent assault. The unhappy woman was remanded for three days. She is evidently a dangerous lunatic, and in her ravings she speaks of Dundalk and Castleblayney.

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Mr.W.E. FORSTER, M.P., on Saturday, attended a demonstration of Oddfellows at Otley, near Bradford, and delivered an address on the advantages to be derived from such organisations, provided that they were properly managed. He remarked that he looked forward to the time when some men among their own class would arise and establish societies as powerful, as influential, and as well managed as the Oddfellows, and who shall provide not merely against sickness and funerals, but for old age.

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One of the saddest things about human nature is, that a man may guide others in the path of life, without walking in it himself; that he may be a pilot, and yet a castaway.

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Belfast, Wednesday.

BELFAST was this morning the scene of a murder which, for atrocity and barbarity, stands unexcelled in the annals of crime. The victim is a woman of about forty-three years of age. Her general avocation was that of a charwoman, and she usually resided in her own lodgings, in Bramwell Court, off Brown Square. The particulars of the perpetration of the deed, so far as gleaned, up to the present time, are of a horrifying nature, and show clearly that the murderer must have exercised singular determination and great cruelty in bringing the unfortunate creature's life to an untimely end. The first intimation of the dreadful occurrence was made known at about six o'clock this morning, when a man who was coming down Durham Street turned up Bathurst Court for the purpose of transacting some business with a smith who lived there. He had proceeded about twenty yards up this court when he saw a bulk lying on the ground, and on approaching it discovered that it was the form of a murdered woman. He at once gave the alarm, and a passing constable quickly arrived at the scene. Head-Constable Leddy was communicated with, and he with a body of police took charge of the remains. The corpse was lying on its back, in a nude condition, and had apparently been carelessly or hurriedly thrown down. Part of the body was resting on an adjoining heap of stones, and altogether it presented a most ghastly sight. The head was cut and gashed in several places, and the blood, which had evidently flowed copiously from the wounds, had become clotted, and besmeared the body all over. A house, No. 3, Durham Street, where the deceased's married niece (Mrs. Daly) lived was then visited by Head-Constable Leddy. In the top front room he found a bundle of straw and an old soiled pillow. On the straw was found marks of blood, and the floor was bespattered with it in various places. In this room was also found a lot of clothes, said to belong to deceased, on which blood was also seen; but even if this be true, it is evident that she was not murdered in her clothes, but was probably in bed when the act was committed. This would account for the nude condition in which she was found. Traces of blood were detected on the steps of the stairs, which would imply that the corpse was carried down and brought to the court where it was found, which is only a few yards distant from it. The occurrence has caused intense excitement in Belfast, and especially near the scene of the murder, and it is the subject of conversation everywhere. It is many years since a murder of this nature has occurred in Belfast, and this fact, perhaps, surrounds the deed with greater excitement than if murder was a more ordinary occurrence in our midst, which fortunately it is not.


A man named Daly, husband of a niece of the deceased, has been arrested on suspicion. It is stated that he had not lived on friendly terms with the deceased, and disapproved of his wife visiting her so frequently as she is said to have done. Be that as it may, he was arrested this morning under circumstances suspiciously connecting him with the outrage. It is said that clothes with marks of blood on them were found in his house in Durham St. (which adjoins the court where the body was found) and that other articles belonging to deceased have been found in pawn offices in the neighbourhood, where they had been pawned by Daly or his wife.


At one o'clock to-day Constable Leech arrested Mrs. Daly, wife of the first prisoner, and niece of the deceased. She was seen crossing the brickfields, going in the direction of Durham Street, and was immediately taken into custody by Sub-Constable Leech. She had two children with her, one an intelligent little girl, about six years, and the other an infant, a little over one year, which is stone blind. The prisoner was poorly clad, and appeared in a very pitiable condition. She is about thirty years of age, and, though much distracted, bears no indication in her countenance of murderous propensities, but rather the opposite. When being conveyed to the cells her little blind baby cried piteously for food. It is stated that this woman can prove that she did not sleep in the house No. 4, Durham Street, last night, but that she was turned out of it by her husband, whom she left there in company with deceased; also that she had to sleep with a neighbour, and was returning home unconscious of what had happened in her absence when she was arrested. If she can establish this, it will clearly exculpate her from any guilt.


Shortly before four o'clock Mr. O'Donnell, R.M., and Mr. Orme, R.M. took their seats on the bench, and proceeded with the trial of the accused.

The prisoner, John Daly, was brought into court in custody of Sub-Constable Maguire. He is comparatively slightly built, and has all the appearance of a carter or labourer.

Mr. O'DONNELL (to prisoner) -- Do you know what you are charged with?

Prisoner -No; I don't know.

Mr. O'DONNELL -- You are charged with the wilful murder of Margaret Whitely some time between half-past five last evening and five o'clock this morning. In reply to Mr. O'DONNELL, the prisoner said he had no means to defend himself, and the magistrate said his interests would not suffer in the preliminary trial without an attorney.

The first witness called was

Margaret Daly, daughter of the prisoner, aged about eleven years. She is a slight, but intelligent little girl, and gave her answers with great clearness. She deposed that her father went up stairs to the room where Margaret Whitely was lying on the bed undressed. He ordered her to rise, but she refused to do so, and gave no reason for her refusal. Witness saw her father strike Margaret Whitely with a stool. He also had struck witness's mother with his fist previous to this, and sent her out of the place. Witness was not in the room when the accused struck Margaret Whitely, but was standing at the head of the stairs.

Examination continued by Mr. O'DONNELL -- Why did your father give Margaret Whitely a blow? Because she was in the house. He had beat my mother in the morning. The broken pieces of a large kitchen stool was here produced, and the witness said it were with that stool her father struck Margaret Whitely on the feet. She did not see him strike her on the head with it. She did not hear Margaret Whitely say anything. The blow was not a hard one. She and her mother were afraid and left the house, and went to Nancy Carrabine's in Boundary Street, where they remained to half-past seven o'clock. At that time she went with Ann Whitely (daughter of deceased) to her father's house. Her father (the prisoner) came down, but refused to admit them.

Mr. O'DONNELL (to prisoner) -- Have you any questions to ask your daughter? Prisoner -- I have no questions to ask her whatsoever. There was no one in the house with me from seven o'clock till I left this morning at ten minutes before five.

Annie Whitly swore that her father was dead, and that her mother lived by washing out.

Mr. O'DONNELL -- When did you see your mother last? I saw her at six o'clock yesterday morning, and not since. At six o'clock I left the mill with Harriet Quinn, and we met Mary Daly on the Falls. She told me that my mother was lying drunk in her father's house.

What did you do then? I went to John Daly's house, and knocked till I was tired, but there was no answer, and I could not get in. I went back to Daly's house, and John Daly came down. He had no shirt on him.

What did you ask him? I asked him if my mother was there, and he said "Neither your mother nor anybody else are here." He added that if I came back any more and rapped at his door to waken him out of his sleep he would charge me.

Did you look for your mother then, or see her since? No, sir.

Sub-Inspector M'DERMOTT -- Was Daly drunk or sober when he came to the door? He was not very drunk.

(The witness was here shown a petticoat, apron, snuff-box, and quilt, and she identified them as her mother's property.)

His Worship (to the prisoner) -- Do you wish to ask this witness any question?

The prisoner -- When I heard the rapping I came down as quick as I could, and only put my trousers on, I was sleeping.

Anne Whiteside having been sworn, deposed -- I saw deceased last alive on Monday. I saw the body, and know it to be Margaret Whitelay.

Thomas Burns, plasterer, of Pound55,[sic] Street, having been sworn, deposed -- On going to my work this morning at half-past five I came across the dead body of a woman lying across a footpath in Bathurst Court. On looking at the body, I informed the police.

Mr. O'DONNELL -Did you see any blood on the body? Yes; I saw blood on the face. Was it in fluid state, or was it congealed? Oh, it was real blood.

Was it running freely from the wounds? Yes.

Was there any covering? The shoulders, thighs and legs were bare, and there was a dark cloth overcovering a small portion of the body. James Callaghan was with me, and called for police.

Sub-Constable John Peyton swore -- The last witness and Callaghan called me to see the dead body of a woman in Bathurst Court, which I saw.

Where there any cuts on her? There were two cuts on the left side of the face, and her eyes were black. The body was stark stiff and cold.

Sub-Inspector M'Dermott -- I was present when Mary Whiteside identified deceased's remains as Mrs. Whitelay, and she directed me to where to find the prisoner.

Sub-Constable James Maguire -- I arrested the prisoner in Victoria Street this morning. He was driving a horse and coal-cart, and came willingly when arrested.

Mr. O'DONNELL -- Were his clothes examined? Yes; and there were stains of blood on his shirt and inside drawers. The latter appeared to be damp, as if there had been an attempt to wash out the stains. The shirt was also damp.

He talked about his wife, and said he had not spoken to her for six months.

Mr. O'DONNELL (to prisoner) -- Have you anything to say to the witness?

The Prisoner -- No, sir, I have not.

Sub-Inspector M'Dermott -- There are a great many circumstances to be inquired into still, and I would ask for a remand until Monday.

In answer to Mr. O'DONNELL, the prisoner said that he had got a cut on the forehead yesterday, and he told the constable that. There were plenty of witnesses who could prove that.

Annie Daly, daughter to the prisoner, was recalled and examined. She swore that when going home with her father last night, he got a fall, and cut his forehead, from which he bled profusely.

Mrs. Daly was then called, and Mr. O'DONNELL, addressing her, said that the constable did not offer any evidence against her, and she would now be discharged.

We understand that at the post-mortem examination of the body a large potato was found in the womb. A number of potatoes were also found in the room of Daly's house, where deceased was supposed to have been murdered.

The witnesses were then bound over to appear at the Spring Assizes next year, and the prisoner was remanded until Saturday.


At half-past six o'clock the inquest on the body of the poor woman was held in the Coroner's Court, Police Square, by Dr. Dill, coroner.

Sub-Inspector M'Dermott conducted the inquiry on behalf of the constabulary. The jury, having been sworn, and viewed the body,

On their return into court,

The CORONER intimated that he would only receive such evidence as would be sufficient to enable them to come to a verdict.

The prisoner John Daly was not present, nor was he represented personally.

Thomas Burns, the man who first discovered the body, and Sub-Constable Peyton were examined at considerable length, but their testimony was similar to that given at the magisterial investigation.

Harriett Quinn was put forward, and deposed to deceased being her sister.

The jury then asked to have Annie Whiteside brought forward, but the request was not complied with.

The CORONER said he thought it a very odd thing that the police had not these witnesses in court. He was of the opinion that there was something queer about the matter, and he did not understand why the police refused to produce the woman.

Sub-Inspector M'Dermott was asked to be sworn, but he refused. He said he wished to discharge his duty as fairly as he could, and it was for no private reason he withheld any witness, for he was willing to produce them if he had power to do so; but the course he adopted was altogether from a sense of what he considered his duty.

The CORONER said he would be bound to issue summonses for the witnesses if they did not appear. He thought the police should assist them in every way, and that every thing and witness in connection with the case should be brought into court to assist the jury in arriving at a satisfactory finding. There were weapons, and bloody ones, and quite a field of circumstances associated with the case which should really be placed before them.

Head-Constable Leddy was then sent for the witness Whiteside, but had not returned after a lapse of an hour, and, some further discussion having taken place as to the non-production by the police of the stool and other articles, the inquiry adjourned until five o'clock Friday.

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A bicycle race of 20 miles came off on Friday at Portsea, between Thuillet, the French champion, and Cann, of Sheffield. Cann retired after running 10 miles, and Thuillet finished the distance in one hour 20 minutes 31 seconds.

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A terrible colliery accident is reported to have occurred on Saturday at the Henry Guy pit of Donnington Wood Colliery, Shropshire. Eleven men went down at six in the morning to commence work, and, as they did not unloose a horse which was afterwards lowered, a descent was made by the down cast shaft. It was then discovered that the pit had fired in the night, was full of poisonous gas, and that all the men had been suffocated. The bodies were bravely rescued by other workmen, but all the men were dead when brought to the bank.

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Last week there was posted at Lloyd's, as missing all hands, the fine sailing ship, Earl of Dufferin, 1,770 tons (on her second voyage), from Liverpool to Yokohama (Japan), with a cargo of about 3,000 tons of coals. This vessel sailed first from Cardiff, in March, 1874, but being dismasted was towed into a Spanish port by a steamer, and was afterwards brought to Liverpool to be thoroughly repaired and remasted, and she finally sailed on the 27th November last, was spoken on the 19th December, and has not since been heard of. Her crew would number at least 50 hands all told.

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A telegram from Cettinge, Montenegro, dated Friday, has been received at the London office of the New York Herald, which says, all the country between Servia and Montenegro is in full revolt. Ten thousand insurgents are in the field. The cities of Priepol and Priepolie have been sacked. All the Turkish villages in the district were burned and the Turks massacred. The Christian inhabitants have taken refuge in Montnegro. The Turkish troops are utterly demoralised. The insurrection is spreading in all directions, The wildest enthusiasm is manifested. A general war is confidently expected, and regarded as inevitable. Montenegro is fully prepared.

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MR. WASHINGTON MOON has written a new work on bad English. Some of the errors which he singles out are decidedly amusing. For example:--

"A furrier lamenting, in an advertisement, the tricks played on the public by unprincipled men in his own trade, 'Earnestly requests ladies to bring to him their skins, which he promises shall be converted into muffs and boas.'

"Another advertisement ran thus:-- 'Two sisters want washing.'

"Here must have been a strange sight:-- 'He rode to town, and drove twelve cows on horseback.'

"A gentleman advertised for a horse:-- 'For a lady of a dark colour, a good trotter, high stepper, and having a long tail.'"

Better, more amusing, more instructive, and more credible is the following illustration of the inevitable ambiguities involved in accurate language. One gentleman observed to another --

"'I have a wife and six children in New York and I never saw one of them.'

"'Were you ever blind?'

"'Oh! no,' replied the other.

"A further lapse of time, and then the interrogator resumed the subject.

"'Did I understand you to say that you had a wife and six children living in New York, and you had never seen one of them?'

"'Yes, such is the fact.'

:Here followed a still longer pause in the conversation, when the interrogator, fairly puzzled, said --

"'How can it be that you never saw one of them?'

"'Why,' was the answer, 'one of them was born after I left.'" -- Once a Week.

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THE following curious obituary notice appeared in the New York Herald of Saturday, 28th August: --

Four years ago to-day "Emma," dearly beloved and "angel" wife of Richard Weaver. "O for a thousand tounges to speak her praise." -- RICHARD WEAVER


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