The Witness - Friday, 7 July 1915


M'ELWAINE--MacNAUGHT -- June 17, 1916, at St. Mary-le-Park Church, Battersea Park, S.W., by the Rev. A. E. Elder, M.A. (St. John's, Westminster), Percy A. M'Elwaine, Barrister-at-Law, Edmonton, Alberta, Inns of Court O.T.C., to Evelyn, eldest daughter of the late Dr. F. J. MacNaught, Walsham-le-Willows, Suffolk.


BICKERSTAFF -- July 5, at her residence, Church View, Ballinderry, Jane, dearly-loved wife of John Bickerstaff.

CALVERT -- June 30 (suddenly), at 4, Duncairn Avenue, Belfast, James, second son of the late Joseph Calvert, of Whitehouse.

CLARKE -- June 29, at The Steeple, Antrim, Grace Helen, only daughter of the late George Jackson Clarke, Esq., D.L., J.P., of The Steeple, Antrim.

DUNN -- June 30, at her son's residence, 35, Main Street, Bangor, Elizabeth, widow of the late Samuel Dunn, Conlig.

ERSKINE -- July 2, at his residence, Hatfield, Carnmoney, William Andrew, youngest and beloved son of James Erskine.

FERRIS -- At her father's residence, Wellington Hotel, Dromore, Sarah, the fourth and dearly-beloved daughter of Thomas and the late Matilda Ferris.

FOREMAN -- July 3 (suddenly), at her residence, Loughinney, Boardmills, Mary, youngest daughter of the late James Forest man, Laverogue.

HARBINSON -- At his residence, Ballynamagna, Rathfriland, John Harbinson, aged 78 years.

HARRISON -- July 3, at his residence, Ballyhomra, Hillsborough, Elias Harrison.

HEWITT -- July 2, at 48, Stranmillis Road, Ellen Mansell Hewitt, aged 72, daughter of the late George J. Hewitt, Greenwich.

LOUGH -- July 3 (suddenly), at her husband's residence, Hillmount, Cullybackey, Katie, dearly-beloved wife of Kennedy Lough.

M'AULEY -- June 30, at 20, Oceanic Avenue, Arthur M'Auley, senior, late of Randalstown.

M'ELRATH -- June 30, at her mother's residence, North Street, Carrickfergus, Martha, the dearly-beloved wife of Company Sergt.-Major Alex. M'Elrath. 4th Batt. R.I.F., and youngest daughter of Mrs. Agnes Hamilton.

M'MASTER -- July 5, at her residence, Aughnamillan, Ellen, the beloved wife of Jacob M'Master.

M'MILLAN -- July 4, at 57, Court Street, Newtownards, Sarah (Sadie), the dearly-beloved wife of Samuel M'Millan.

REID -- July 5, at his son's residence, Aughacommon, Lurgan, John Reid, late of Seagoe.

STEVENSON -- July 5, at Cooldara, Gerrard's Cross, Bucks, Elizabeth Montgomery, widow of the Rev. W. Fleming, Stevenson, D.D., of Christ Church, Rathgar, Dublin, in her seventy-eighth year.

SUFFERN -- June 29, at the residence of Mrs. M'Cullough, Heathview, Ballygomartin, Belfast, Sarah A., daughter of the late Samuel Suffern, Crumlin.

TUHEN -- July 2, suddenly, at 14, Allworthy Avenue, Belfast, Joseph R. Tuhen, son of late Mrs. Jane Tuhen, Strandtown, Belfast, and Keady, Co. Armagh.

WILSON -- June 30, at Devondale, Eastbourne, Annie, widow of the late Daniel M. Wilson, late of County Antrim.

In Memoriam

M'CRACKEN -- In loving memory of dear mother, who died 7th July, 1915. Never will her memory fade.
Her Sorrowing Family. Lessize, Rathfriland.

KERR -- In loving memory of my deap son Lieutenant D. Kerr, Cheshire Regiment who was killed in action at the Dardanelles, July 6, 1915. "Greater love hath no man than this." Inserted by his loving Mother, Sister, and Brother.



The death occurred on his residence, Castle Archdale, County Fermanagh, of the Right Hon. Edward Archdale. The right hon. gentleman, who was born in 1850, was a Radical in politics, and was personally very popular. He was High Sheriff of Fermanagh in 1902, and of County Tyrone in 1906, and acted as foreman of the Fermanagh Grand Jury. During the bye-election in North Fermanagh, in 1903 he was a strong supporter of Mr. Edward Mitchell, the Radical candidate, against Colonel Craig, when the former was. returned. He was the first landlord in Ireland to sell to his tenants under the Land Act of 1903, and prior to selling the estates were disentailed. Deceased, who leaves a widow, but no children, was a staunch temperance advocate, and an earnest member of the Church of Ireland.



At Seaham Harbour, County Durham, on Tuesday, Dr. James Wallace Killen, visiting doctor, Military Hospital, Londonderry, son of the late Mr. William Killen, Belfast, and grandson of the late Professor Killen, President of the Faculty, Assembly's College, Belfast, was married to Miss Henrietta Mary Usher, daughter of Mr. William Henry Usher, Seaham Harbour. The bride has been since the outbreak of the war a sister of the Queen Alexandra Imperial Nursing Service in Ireland, and was latterly in charge of the Military Hospital, Londonderry.



The death of Mr. Andrew M'Neil, formerly of Edenbank, Derry, who passed away last week in Glasgow, was the subject of a resolution of appreciation and condolence at a special meeting of the session and committee of First Derry Presbyterian Church, of which while residing in the city deceased was a faithful and valued member. Appropriate reference was also made from the pulpit on Sabbath by the Rev. Dr. M'Granahan, who, closing a sermon on Psalm xxvii. 8, said -- For many years Mr. M'Neil was a member of our committee, and as such rendered valuable help by his wise counsel and generous example. It was characteristic of him that when circumstances led him to remove his residence to another land he could not bear to think of severing entirely his connection with the old church. He continued to send regularly contributions for himself and his sisters to all our funds, and amongst his last gifts was a generous one towards the extinction of a debt. Appeals to him for aid in any good work in our city were never unheeded, for he had early learned the rich blessedness of giving. It is not long since he and his sisters gave a donation of 1,000 to our infirmary as a memorial of their brother James, a man like minded in large-heartedness. His unfailing thoughtfulness for others, his unselfish spirit at all times, and his unabated interest in everything that pertained to the advancement of our church will give him an abiding place in our grateful memories and make us thankful for the gift of one who was a "succourer of many." We pray that his sorrowing sisters may be abundantly sustained by the Spirit of Him who saith, "I will not leave you comfortless."

At the meeting of session and committee, the following resolution was passed, on the motion of the Rev. Dr. M'Granahan, seconded by Mr. D. B. Stuart -- "The session and committee would take this opportunity of expressing to the Misses M'Neil their sympathy in the great sorrow that has come to them in the death of their brother, Mr. Andrew M'Neil, and at the same time record their own sense of loss in the removal of one who had been for so long a member of this church. Mr. M'Neil combined with simplicity of life and tenderness of heart an eager interest in all that concerned Christ's kingdom, intensely desirous as he ever was to be of service to all who specially needed encouragement or aid. The members of our church were much gratified to hear from time to time of Mr. M'Neil's liberality towards all our Church funds and mission schemes, by which kindly thoughtfulness he kept himself in touch with the life and work of First Derry. We look back with gratitude on his association with us, and feel that he has left behind him tender memories of kindness and charity that will stimulate us to like deeds of love. Our prayer is that the Christ of Bethany may comfort the sorrowing sisters and make His grace sufficient for all their need."




Miss O'Keefe, Dublin, has been appointed teacher of art, and Mr. Lewis, law clerk, Banbridge, teacher of commercial subjects in the Portadown Municipal Technical School.

At the monthly meeting of Ballyclare Urban Council a scheme for the lighting of the town as prepared by the Council in committee was approved of providing for a contract for one year at a cost of not exceeding 130. The contractor agreed to try some carbide lamps on one road as an experiment.

In the list of successes at the recent final examination for solicitors is the name of Mr. Wm. L. Skelton. Mr. Skelton, who for. some years has acted as managing clerk for Mr. R. J. Porter, solicitor, is well known and much esteemed throughout Carrickfergus and district.

At the National Rose Show in London a new seedling rose, "Nellie Parker," exhibited by Hugh Dickson, of Belfast, was awarded the gold medal. Mr. Dickson also secured a certificate for his new rose, "Archie Gray." The society's Challenge Cup for Nurserymen was won by Messrs. A. Dickson & Sons, Newtownards.

Epidemic diseases, such as scarlatina and diphtheria, were once more very prevalent in Clones district, and during the past week the fever hospital was full. A family on the Fermanagh border has been attacked by a particularly virulent form of epidemic, to which two of its members succumbed shortly after admission to the hospital.

On Tuesday evening a man, believed to be Thomas Meehan, a farmer, residing in Tyholland district, was found drowned in the Ulster Canal at a place named Templetate, on the Tyholland Road. He had the sum of 50 in his possession, and was in Monaghan fair on Monday. The police are investigating the matter, and an inquest will be held.

The death occurred on Monday in the Fermanagh County Infirmary, as the result of an accident, of a young man named James Coulter, of Moysnaught, near Fivemiletown, who fell out of a donkey cart returning from Tempo fair on 28th ult., sustaining injuries to the back. He was a member of the Clabby Company U.V.F. and Clabby L.O.L.

The Armagh Farmers' Co-operative Society have purchased the scutch mill situate at Darby's Bridge, Richhill, formerly belonging to the late Mr. W. Sinton. The mill is to be overhauled and equipped for the purpose of scutching flax and grinding corn and maize. The mill is in a good central position, and the enterprise will fill a long-felt want in the district.

At Armagh Urban Council -- Mr. Thomas M'Laughlin, J.P., presiding -- Dr. H. Gray, M.O.H., reported that during the month there were ten deaths registered, giving a death-rate of 16.3 per 1,000, and fourteen births, giving a birth-rate of 22.8 per 1,000. The market receipts for the month amounted to 76 Is 3d, as compared with 74 8s 9d for the corresponding period last year.

Dr. J. J. Adams, Coroner for the district, held an inquest at Craiganorie, near Larne, touching the death of a dairyman farmer called David Clements, which occurred the previous evening as the result of a motor accident. The jury found that Clements met his death from a fractured spine and fracture of the base of the skull sustained by reason of the motor car falling on top of him.

At a meeting of the Ballymena Guardians, under the presidency of Mr. Alexander Cowan, J.P., a resolution from the Cork Guardians to the effect that the Home Rule Act should be put into operation, and that Irish Nationalists will not consent to any division of their country, was burned, some of the members pointing out that those who drafted the resolution would have been better occupied in helping to defeat the Germans.

A sensational Newtownstewart murder is recalled by the discovery of the remains of Sub-Police Inspector T. H. Montgomery, executed at Omagh Jail in 1873 for the murder of Mr. Glass, a bank cashier. Portion of the old prison, now disused, is being reconstructed by the County Council into an engine depot. In removing the debris a horse put his foot through the coffin, which was lightly covered with clay near the prison wall.

The death occurred on Friday evening of Mr. Wm. Walker at his residence, Kilcadden, County Donegal, at the age of 74. Deceased, who belonged to one of the oldest families in the County, was a member df the Stranorlar Bench of magistrates. In politics he was a Unionist, and in religion a member of the Presbyterian Church. One son, Mr. W. F. Walker, of the English Bar, is the Editor of "The Times" law reports, and another son is a member of the medical profession.

Elocutionary competitions were held in Coleraine Model National School on Monday. Rev. W. H. Giles, B.A., presided. The results were as follows:-- Junior grade -- 1, Minnie M'Creery; 2, Molly Kelly. Senior grade -- 1, Kathleen Marshall; 2, Margrotta L. M'Afee and Betsy M'Creery (equal). Senior grade -- 1, Kate Martin; 2, Marion Marshall; 3, Violet Rankin and Minnie Wilson (equal). Mr. W. Knox {instructor) recited the senior test piece in a very effective manner. Mr. Giles distributed the prizes.

At the meeting of Newcastle Urban Council on Monday night the inspector referred to the result of the analysis of the water supply, which had been pronounced "soft water of an exceptional degree of purity." The Chairman remarked that the water supply was not to be excelled in any part of the kingdom. Matters relating to the sewerage scheme were dealt with, and it was decided to accept the County Council's proposal to contribute 246 in respect of the half cost of maintenance of main roads in the urban district.

While turf-cutting in a bog in Westmeath a number of men unearthed the body of a man wrapped in rugs in an excellent state of preservation about ten feet below the surface. Old people in the district recall that about seventy years ago a miller mysteriously disappeared from the district, and at the time it was presumed he had gone to America with a young lady who left about the same time. When found the body bore no trace of violence, but it is thought he was the victim of violence or else that he was drowned in one of the deep swamps which are numerous in the locality.

At the usual meeting of the Newtownards Teachers' Association, a letter was read from Mr. Thomas Stanage, of Banbridge, president of the County Down Association, inviting the association to join the county association; and Mr. Weir, LL.B., gave notice that at the next meeting in October he would move that Mr. Stanage's invitation be accepted. The following resolution was passed unanimously -- "That we request the C.E.C. to approach the Treasury in regard to the rule allowing a swing of ten for assistants and of five J.A.M.'s, as the Treasury interpretation of this rule is altogether at variance with the opinion of the Commissioners of National Education and of the National teachers."


The Russian Imperial Duma has passed a Bill conferring upon peasants the same rights as other classes.

Twenty thousand women, representing many women's organisations, paraded in Toronto with the object of stimulating recruiting and the employment of women in industries.

The Swedish Minister at Berlin has protested to the German Government because a German seaplane attacked the British steamer Portlock while inside Swedish territorial waters.

The United States State Department is preparing to inquire of Germany what punishment has been inflicted on the commander of the submarine which torpedoed the cross-Channel steamer Sussex.

In the Duma on Saturday a law was passed authorising the sale of wines in all the winegrowing regions of Russia during the war. After the war only the sale of wines containing not more than 12 per cent of alcohol will be permitted.

It in announced that a combination has been effected of large organisations in New York for the relief of war sufferers in Europe and the reconstruction after the war. The resources of the combination are estimated at 2,000,000.


The value of the Jersey farmers' gift potatoes to the Grand Fleet is estimated at 2,500.

The original letter by Lord Kitchener appealing for 300,000 men for the now armies has been sold for 6,000.

The names of Mr. James Comyns Carr, Mr. W. H. Mallock, Mrs. Amy Bullen, and Lady Murray appear in the list of civil pensions.

Letters patent have been issued depriving Sir Roger Casement of his Knighthood and of his Companionship of the Order of St. Michael and St. George.

Flags of H.M.S. Kent, a memento of the Falkland Islands battle, were placed in Canterbury Cathedral on Saturday with naval and military ceremonial.

Ignatius Tribitsch Lincoln, Darlington's ex-M.P., was found guilty at the Old Bailey on Tuesday of charges of forgery, and awarded three years' penal servitude.

Lord Derby will unveil, in West Brompton Cemetery on July 11th. a memorial to Lieutenant Warneford, R.N.V., who destroyed a Zeppelin single-handed, and was accidentally killed while flying a few days afterwards.

The Honourable A. J. Fuller, a member of the South African Senate, who is now in London, will propose to the Imperial Government the bringing over of native labourers from South Africa in order to meet the agricultural labour shortage.

The War Offices announces that maximum prices for the 1916 hay and straw crops in England and Wales have been fixed as follow -- Hay, 6; oat straw, 3 10s; and wheat straw, 3 per ton, the Forage Department baling or trussing and the vendor delivering to certain ports or troop centres.

By direction of Commander C. H. R. Slingsby, R.N., who was the plaintiff in the recent paternity case, part of the Slingsby estates in Yorkshire will be put up for auction in August. The parts to be sold include the Dropping Well, Eugene Aram's Cave, Mother Shipton's Cave, and St. Robert's Chapel at Knaresborough.

Great interest was shown at Cheritan Fitzpaine, Devon, in the wedding of George Ashmore, a native of the village, who, having lost both arms fighting in Flanders, has been provided with a cottage at Chailey, near Lewes, by Mrs. Grantham, a patriotic Sussex lady, who is allowing him five shillings a week in addition to his disablement pension.

In the House of Lords on Tuesday, the Earl of Lichfield urged his Majesty's Government, in view of the wool clip of Great Britain and Ireland having been commandeered by them, to pay the farmers at least the same prices as those ruling and obtained in 1915, so that the home producer should not be unduly penalised. The Small Holding (Colonies) Bill was read a third time.

In the House of Lords on Tuesday, the Earl of Lichfield urged his Majesty's Government, in, view of the wool clip of Great Britain and Ireland having been commandeered by them, to pay the farmers at least the same, prices as those ruling and obtained in 1915, so that the homo producer should not be unduly penalised. The Small Holding (Colonics) Bill was read a third time.

In the House of Lords on Wednesday, Lord Newton announced that the reply of the German Government to the suggestions which were forwarded through the American Embassy that there should be a general change of civilian prisoners without advantage to either side had been received. He did not know the exact terms of the answer, but he understood that it, was not a categorical refusal.

Mr. Bonar Law, speaking at a dinner given in London to the Overseas Parliamentary delegates, said it was not within his power to give news as to the way in which the great struggle was going, but he could say that our General Staff was satisfied with the results so far. Mr. Bonar Law, in the course of his speech, paid a tribute to the Dominions for the great response which they had spontaneously made to the call of the Mother Country in the great struggle.

Speaking in London, Lord Bryce said a large proportion of those in the United States who had signed a petition for peace on almost any terms came from Germany. He yielded to no one in His love for peace; but they could not agree to any such peace as that suggested. The war would not be a draw; the Allies were going to win. Peace, could not be made now, because the German Government was not prepared for it on any terms that Britain could accept.

The Parliamentary correspondent of the "Daily Chronicle" writes -- I understand that Sir Edward Grey is to receive the honour of a Peerage from the King, and that the announcement will be made in the course of the next few days. Until 1916 the rule was for the Foreign Secretary to be a Peer, and it will be a disappointment to the Commons to break with the new tradition established in that year, when Sir Edward Grey was appointed to the Foreign Office.

After a voyage lasting eight months, the Holt Line steamer Laertes, with a cargo of 3,000 tons of flax, from Russia, has reached Belfast. During seven months the vessel was icebound. Captain Davies and the crew of sixty suffered severely from hardship and exposure, food being reduced to a minimum. Subsequently the vessel grounded on a sandbank in the White Sea, and after re-floating resumed the voyage. During a heavy fog last week she ran ashore on the North Irish coast near Torr, being safely re-floated by tugs.

The christening of the infant son of Capt. Sir John Smiley, Bart., and Lady Smiley took place on Friday last at the Chapel, Royal Hospital, Chelsea, the rite being performed by the Chaplain, the Rev. Reginald Moseley, M.A., S.C.F. The child received the name of David de Crespigny, and the sponsors were Lieutenant-Colonel Champion de Crespigny, D.S.O., Grenadier Guards (for whom Mrs. de Crespigny stood proxy), Brigadier-General P. P. de B.. Radcliffe, D.S.O. (for whom Lord Ludlow stood proxy), Lieutenant-Colonel A. F. Watt, D.S.O., and Mrs. Loeffler.

A hostile demonstration was made on Wednesday against Lord Raglan, Lieutenant-Governor of the Isle of Man, during the proceedings associated with the ancient ceremony of promulgating the laws passed by the Manx Legislature from the summit of Tynwald Hill. While the procession was making its way to the hill the crowd hooted the Governor, and loudly demanded his resignation. Calls were also made for direct taxation, the whole revenue of the island at present being derived from indirect taxation. A memorial embodying these demands was handed to the Governor at the close of the promulgation of the laws on Tynwald Hill.



Ulster Division's Heroism


M.P. Wounded and Missing.

News coming through from the front indicates that in the great British offensive which was entered upon on Saturday the Ulster Division took a prominent part, and displayed a heroism that has called forth the highest encomiums from the various war correspondents who were permitted to witness the operations. Naturally the list of casualties is expected to be very heavy, and from notifications received by relatives from the War Office the loss among officers has been severe. Appended we give brief personal notes regarding those officers whose names have already been returned. The official War Office lists will scarcely be issued until tomorrow.

A London correspondent says that Sir Edward Carson and the Ulster Unionist members in attendance at Westminster heard with sorrow that the Ulster Division suffered terrible losses in the recent British advance. It was given the post of honour, and encountered such desperate fighting that the proportion of casualties was exceptionally high. The view amongst the Irish Unionists generally is that, while the Division's losses must bring mourning to many Ulster homes, yet by its behaviour in battle it has justified every hope and belief that was placed in it when it went to the front.


The following is an extract from a letter received by General Sir George Richardson, K.C.B., commanding the Ulster Volunteer Force, from Major-General O. S. W. Nugent, commanding the Ulster Division in France. It is dated 30th June, 1916 --

Dear Sir George, -- Before you get this we shall have put the value of the Ulster Division to the supreme test. I have no fears of the result. I am certain no general in the armies out here has a finer division, fitter or keener. I am certain they will be magnificent in attack, and we could hardly have a date better calculated to inspire every national tradition amongst our men of the North. It makes me very sad to think what the price may be, but I am quite sure the officers and men think nothing of that. They only want to be let go. Believe me, yours sincerely,

(Signed) O. S. NUGENT.


Major-General Oliver S. W. Nugent, D.S.O., General Officer Commanding the Ulster Division, issued the following Special Order to the officers and men on the 30th ult.:--

On the eve of the offensive for which the Ulster Division has trained and waited for so many months, I wish that every officer and man of the Division should know how absolutely confident I feel that the honour of the British Army and the honour of Ulster are in safe keeping in their hands. It has been my privilege to command the Division in France during the past nine months, during which time I have had various opportunities of seeing that it has been steadfast in defence and gallant in minor offensives.

The time has now come to show to the world the qualities which fit it for the great offensive about to open.

Much is expected of the Ulster Division, and I am certain that the expectation will be fulfilled. Resolution, self-reliance, and the spirit which knows no surrender and no defeat are present in full measure, and will bear fruit on the battlefield that will redound to the credit of our country.

Nine months ago the King, after his inspection of the Division, desired me to write and tell him how it bore itself in its first great encounter with the enemy.

I hope that I shall be able to write and tell him how the men of the Ulster Division bore themselves like men in the day of battle, and did all that was expected of them.

To every officer and man of the Division I wish success and honour.

O. S. W. Nugent,

Major-General Commanding Division.

Tho following are the Ulster Division (officers) returns already notified:--



Colonel H. C. Bernard, killed, commanded the South Belfast Regiment of the Ulster Division since 14th October, 1914. He was an officer of the Indian Army, and was a cousin of the Archbishop of Dublin.


Major A. Uprichard, 1st County Down Volunteers, killed, was one of the best known sportsmen in County Down. He is a brother of Mr. W. Uprichard, Elmfield, Gilford, and of Mrs. M. Bland, Mallow.


Captain O. B. Webb, Barney's Brae, Randalstown, South Antrim Volunteers, has been killed in action. He is a brother of Mr. W. H. Webb, J.P. He is a well-known golfer and linen merchant.


Captain J. C. B. Proctor, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (Derry Volunteers, Ulster Division), killed in action, was a son of the late Mr. J. E. Proctor, solicitor, Limavady, and Mrs. Proctor, Tullydoey, Moy, County Tyrone. He was a barrister on the North-West Circuit.


Captain C. S. Murray, killed, resided in Portrush, and was serving with the Central Antrim Volunteers.


Captain J. S. Davidson, 1st County Down Regiment (Ulster Division), killed in action, was a son of Mr. S. C. Davidson, managing director of the Sirocco Works. He was a director of that concern himself, and lived at Seacourt, Bangor. A leading spirit in the U.V.F. in North Down, he joined the 1st County Down Regiment of the Ulster Division in September, 1914, and latterly has been in the brigade machine gun company. He was recently wounded, but remained on duty.


Lieutenant T. G. Haughton (Central Antrim Volunteers), killed, was a son of Mr. T. W. Haughton, Cullybackey, of the well-known firm of Fraser & Haughton.


Lieutenant E. Vance (Central Antrim Regiment), who is reported killed, was a son of the late Mr. William Vance, merchant, Antrim, and Mrs. Vance, Riverside, Antrim, a son-in-law of Right Rev. Dr. West, Antrim (Moderator of the General Assembly), and a brother-in-law of the late Dr. Gorman, Bangor, County Down.

Missing -- Believed Killed.


Lieut. H. M. Hewitt, officially reported missing, believed killed, joined the Ulster Division in September, 1914, serving first in the 9th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (Tyrone Volunteers), and being transferred in January last to the Machine Gun Corps. He is a son of Mr. J. H. Hewitt, Altamont, Downshire Road, Bangor, who is well-known in Belfast as manager of the Workshops for the Blind. Before joining the Ulster Division Lieut. Hewitt was manager for Messrs. W. M. Barkley & Co., coal merchants.


Lieutenant A. D. Lemon (Central Antrim Regiment), missing, believed killed, is a son of Mr. A. P. Lemon. J.P., Edgecumbe, Strandtown, Belfast; and brother of Mr. E. Lemon, solicitor, Belfast. He was educated at Methodist College, Belfast.


Second-Lieutenant Philip E. Wedgwood, reported as missing, believed killed, is the third son of Rev. Mr. Wedgwood. He was an old M.C.B. boy, and was an officer in the Y.C.V.'s.

Wounded and Missing.

On Wednesday evening official intimation was received at the House of Commons that Captain Charles Curtis Craig, Royal Irish Rifles, M.P. for South Antrim, has been wounded and taken prisoner on the Western front.

Captain Craig is the fifth son of the late Mr. James Craig, J.P., of Craigavon, Strandtown,. and Tyrella, County Down. Born on 18th February, 1869, he was educated at Clifton College, and entered the House of Commons in 1903 as Conservative member for South Antrim, in succession to the Right Honourable Sir W. G. Ellison-Macartney, K.C.M.G., the distinguished Ulsterman, who resigned the seat on his appointment to the position of Deputy Master of the Mint, and who is now Governor of Tasmania. Captain Craig took a leading part in the U.V.F., and the news that he has been wounded and captured by the Germans during the great offensive at present in progress will be received with deep regret throughout the Imperial province, and heartfelt sympathy will be extended to Mrs. Craig -- a daughter of the late Mr. John Wimble, of Ditton Hill, Surrey -- in the anxious days that must necessarily elapse before the nature and extent of the gallant captain's injuries can be ascertained.

Captain Craig is one of four brothers who volunteered for service at the outbreak of war, the others being Lieutenant-Colonel James Craig, M.P., who was Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster-General of the Ulster Division until his health broke down last year; Major Clarence Craig, of Tyrella, who is serving with the Royal Engineers of the Ulster Division; and Lieutenant E. E. Craig, Army Service Corps.



Captain John Maynard Sinclair, son of Mr. John Sinclair, Mount Donard, Windsor Park, who is president of the Central Presbyterian Association, and a member of the Belfast Harbour Board, was wounded in the fighting in France last Sunday. Captain Sinclair's injuries, it is satisfactory to learn, are not regarded as serious.


Captain Cecil F. K. Ewart, Royal Irish Rifles (South Antrim Volunteers), is reported wounded and missing. He is the second son of Mr. Fred W. Ewart, Derryvolgie, Lisburn, of the firm, of William Ewart & Son, Ltd., Bedford Street, Belfast, and a nephew of Sir William Quartus Ewart, Bart., D.L. He is one of three brothers serving.


Captain J. V. Hyndman, Royal Irish Rifles (Young Citizen Volunteers), who has been wounded, is seriously ill in hospital. He is a son of Mr. James Hyndman, Nevara, Chichester . Park, Belfast, of the firm of Hyndman & Co., flax merchants, Church Street. He was a member of the Ulster Volunteer Force before the war.


Capt. C. Murland (1st County Down. Volunteers), wounded, and now in hospital in London, is a brother of Mr. J. W. Murland, J.P., Ardnabannon, Castlewellan. He is treasurer of the South Down Unionist Association, and a prominent official of the U.V.F. in County Down.


Captain C. J. Love, Royal Irish Rifles, admitted to 8th General Hospital, Rouen, suffering from fever and gastritis, is a son of Mr. George Love, Irish Street, Downpatrick. He was a company commander in the Downpatrick contingent of the East Down Regiment U.V.F. before he received a commission, in August, 1914.


Lieutenant A. R. Gayer Finlay, Royal Irish Rifles, West Belfast Regiment, the younger and only surviving son of Mrs. Finlay, Ardmora, Myrtlefield Park, has been wounded in the left leg, and is in hospital in France.


News has come to hand that Mr. H. J. M'Connell has been wounded in the leg during the recent engagement in France, and is at present in ah hospital in France. He is son of the late Mr. Wm. M'Connell, of Lisburn, and a nephew of Mrs. Robson, widow of the late Rev. Mr. Robson, minister of Hillhall.


Second-Lieutenant Gilbert C. Wedgwood, Machine Gun Corps, Ulster Division, killed in action on the 1st inst., was a son of Rev. George R. Wedgwood, of University Road Methodist Church, Belfast. He was educated at the Methodist College, and obtained a commission in the 14th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles (Young Citizen Volunteers) on 19th October, 1914, transferring to the Machine Gun Corps of his brigade in Jan. last.


Second-Lieutenant D. E. Andrews, Royal Irish Rifles, who was wounded on Saturday, is a son of Mr. James Andrews, Glenbank Park, Belfast, a well-known official in the gas department of the City Corporation.


Second-Lieutenant A. R. Wheeler, North Belfast Regiment, wounded, is a son of Dr. T. K. Wheeler, Abbotsford, Malone Road. He was educated at the Methodist College, from which he passed on to Queen's University to study medicine, but the war interrupted his studies, as he volunteered last January, and was posted to a commission in the 20th Reserve Battalion Royal Irish Rifles at Newtownards, from which he went to the front a few weeks ago, and was attached to the North Belfast Regiment.


Second-Lieutenant J. D. M'Ildowie, Donegal and Fermanagh Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, wounded on 4th inst., and now in hospital at Rouen, is suffering from slight gunshot wounds on the leg and hand. He is the younger son of Mr. Geo. M'Ildowie, solicitor, Elphmestone, Craigavad, and Belfast, and obtained his commission on 25th September, 1914, in the Ulster Division.


Sec.-Lieut. C. K. Macaulay (West Belfast Regiment), wounded (shell shock), is a son of Mr. Thomas H. Macaulay, 21, Camden Street, Belfast, and received a commission in the 18th (R.) Battalion of the Rifles in July, 1915, through Queen's O.T.C. He was sent to the front three months ago.


Sec.-Lieut. T. P. M'Connell (East Belfast Regiment), wounded, is a son of Mr. Thos. E. M'Connell, J.P., 81, University Street, and of Messrs. Robsons, Ltd., Chichester Street. He received his commission from the ranks of the Y.C.V.'s.


Second-Lieut. C. R. B. Murphy, wounded, and in hospital in London, is a son of Rev. Dr. Murphy, St. George's Church, Belfast. Before receiving a commission in the Royal Irish Rifles (Ulster Division) he was on the staff of the Ulster Unionist Council at the Old Town Hall. He is well known in local musical circles.

Provincial Casualties.

Lieut. A. C. Hart, Donegal and Fermanagh Battalion of the Inniskillings, is a son of Mr. W. E. Hart, Kilderry, Londonderry. He received a commission early in the war, and has latterly been serving with the Machine Gun Corps.

Second-Lieutenant W. H. Dickson. Royal Irish Regiment, wounded, is a son of Dr. J. W. Dickson, Rosebank House, Pettigo.

Second-Lieut. Wm. Johnston, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, wounded in the head and arm, is the eldest son of Mr. Thos. Johnston, J.P., chairman of Omagh Urban Council.

Captain J. E. Jenks, Central Antrim Regiment, Ulster Division, wounded, resides in Larne Harbour.

Captain J. E. B. Millar, Derry Regiment, Ulster Division, wounded, is a partner in the firm of Millar & Babington, solicitors, Londonderry.

Second-Lieut. A. M'C. Dickson. Central Antrim Regiment, Ulster Division, wounded in both arms and suffering from fractured jaw, is the second son of Mr. J. Hill Dickson, J.P., Ardmore, Ballygowan.

Captain J. G. Brew, wounded, is in the Royal Irish Fusiliers. He is a son of Mr. J. K. Brew, and resided with his wife at Rathlin, Portadown. He has been in the Ulster Division since its formation.

Lieut. W. M. Wright, R. I. Rifles, 1st Co. Down Volunteers, who was wounded on 29th June, is one of the three soldier sons of Rev. Dr. Wright, Newtownards, and the fourth is on the transport service. He was the commander of one of the Newtownards companies of the North Down Regiment U.V.F., and on the outbreak of the war joined the Royal Irish Rifles (Ulster Division), in which he received a commission as second-lieutenant, being promoted lieutenant last February. He went to the front with the Ulster Division on October, 1915.

Rev. J. W. Sharpe, Moneymore, has received an intimation from the War Office that his son, Lieutenant W. M'Cormick Sharpe, R.F.A., was wounded last week in France. Lieutenant Sharpe is an old boy of Coleraine Academical Institution.

Lieutenant G. O. L. Young, Royal Irish Rifles, who is reported gassed, is the youngest son of Mr. George L. Young, D.L., Millmount, Randalstown, and Culdaff, County Donegal. He is 20 years of age, and had just entered Trinity College, Dublin, when the war broke out.

Second-Lieutenant C. H. H. Orr, Royal Irish Rifles (South Antrim Regiment), elder son of Mr. J. C. Orr, "Londonderry Sentinel," was wounded in the face on Monday, and is suffering from shell shock.

Captain Sydney J. Lyle, Royal Irish Rifles (Central Antrim Volunteers), who has been wounded, is the second son of the late Mr. James Acheson Lyle, J.P., of Portstewart.


Major Laurence A. Hind, missing, believed killed on 2nd inst., was married to the only daughter of the Right Hon. Thos. Andrews, D.L., and Mrs. Andrews, of Ardara, Comber. He was a native of Nottingham, and was a member of the Territorial Force for some years before the war. Volunteering at the outbreak of hostilities he went to the front in February, 1915, as a captain in the Robin Hood Battalion of the Sherwood Foresters. He took part in the battle of Neuve Chapelle and Hooge. In the latter engagement he was wounded and mentioned in despatches. Subsequently he was promoted major and gained the Military Cross, and at the time of his reported death he was acting as colonel of the battalion. He was a man of fine physique and most genial manner, and of the brightest and kindliest disposition.




Rev. David H. Hanson, B.A., Gardenmore Presbyterian Church, Larne, has, at the request of Major-General Simms, principal chaplain to the Forces, accepted an army chaplaincy, and will be employed at head-quarters in France.


Mr. Thomas Veitch Clarke, son of the Rev. E. Clarke, The Manse, Strabane, has left for India to take up his cadet course in the Indian Army.


Captain (temporary Major) T. W. Fasson, Army Ordnance Department, who joined the Expeditionary Force from Carrickfergus in August last, has been "mentioned in despatches" in the "London Gazette" dated 21st June. Captain Fasson is well known in Whitehead, where his wife and family reside.


17/1509 Rifleman William J. Bingham, 8th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles (East Belfast Volunteers), has been awarded the Military Medal for bravery during a heavy bombardment on 10th June. He was on sentry duty at the time, and although shells were falling continuously in his trench he never flinched, and, in the words of his platoon commander, "bravely stayed at his post." Rifleman Bingham, whose mother resides at 64, Rowland Street, Sandy Row, is just eighteen years of age, and prior to enlisting in the East Belfast Regiment was employed by Messrs. Jones Bros. & Daly, Ltd.






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Mr. and Mrs. George Walkington, Malone Park, Belfast 5 5 0 Rev. W. J. Lowe, D.D., Church House, Belfast 1 0 0
Messrs. Martin H. Turnbull & Co., 7, Chichester Street, Belfast 5 5 0 Mrs. Isaac Waugh, 2, Violet Terrace, Crumlln Road, Belfast 1 0 0
Mr. Connolly M. Gage, Drummond, Ballykelly, Londonderry 5 5 0 The Misses Tate, Inver, Ashley Park, Belfast 1 0 0
Mr. and Mrs. J. M'Keown, Chlorine, Malone Road, Belfast 5 5 0 Mr. C. E. Hamilton, Rathmore, Portrush 1 0 0
Miss Arthur, Craigavad, Co. Down 5 5 0 Mr. F. J. Davis, Abingdon, Holywood 1 0 0
Mr. J. J. Adams, M.D., Ashville, Antrim 5 5 0 Mr. H. C. Manley, Ulster Club, Belfast 1 0 0
Messrs. M'Kelvey & M'Combe, 55, Royal Avenue, Belfast 5 5 0 Rev. A. Langtry, Manor House, Warrenponit 1 0 0
Mr. John B. Frith, The Cross, Enniskillen 5 5 0 Mr. Alex. Crawford, Ruby Hill, Carnlough 1 0 0
Messrs. Thos. Johnson & Sons, Ltd., Bedford Street, Belfast 5 5 0 Miss H. Cuming, Ardville, Donaghadee 1 0 0
Mr. Classon Porter, 23, St. Mary's Road, Balls Bridge, Dublin 5 5 0 Mr. Jas. Ross, Glenkeen, Limavady 1 0 0
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Simonton, Dynevor, Knock 5 5 0 Miss Macauley, 1, Charnwood Terrace, Salisbury Avenue, Belfast 1 0 0
Messrs. W. P. Gray & MacDowell, Ltd., 40, Chichester Street 5 5 0 Some Factory Girls, Dunmurry, per Mr. T. H. Blackburn, Dunmurry 1 0 0
Messrs. Phillips & Jones, Ltd., Garfield Factory, Albert St., Belfast 5 5 0 Miss Sadie Brady, Ardaragh, Newry 1 0 0
Messrs. F. W. Kennedy & Co., Ltd., King Street, Belfast 5 5 0 Mrs. James M. Calder, 8, Stranmillis Road, Belfast 1 0 0
Mr. H. S. Morrison, M.D., Bellevue, Blackhill, Coleraine 5 5 0 Mr. Samuel Hoy, Ballyclover 1 0 0
Messrs. M'Elroy & Son, Granville Chambers, High Street, Belfast 5 5 0 Mr. William Hoy, Ballyclover 1 0 0
Mrs. Harriette King and Mr. Travers W. King, Mazoe, Ballymena 5 5 0 Mrs. Cree, 116, Limestone Road, Belfast 1 0 0
Mr. Wallace Kennedy, Great James Street, Londonderry, per The Mayor of Derry 5 5 0 Mrs. David Credin, Gortmore, Fivemiletown, Co. Tyrone 1 0 0
Miss Wilson, Ardgreenan, Cavehill Road, Belfast 5 5 0 Mr. J. Morton, Lebawn Cottage, Tynan, Co. Armagh 1 0 0
Mr. and Mrs. Godfrey W. Ferguson, Carnamenagh, Fortwilliam, Belfast 5 5 0 Mr. Robert Gilmore, Ballyskeagh, Lisburn 1 0 0
Messrs. Hyndman & Co., Ltd., Church Street, Belfast 5 5 0 Mrs. Lindsay, William St., Lurgan 1 0 0
Miss Florence E. Henderson 5 5 0 Miss E. Greer, The Wilderness, Lurgan 1 0 0
Mr. Samuel G. Fenton, J.P., Seapatrick Mills, Banbridge 5 5 0 Mr. J. H. W. Hamilton, Belfast Bank, Lurgan 1 0 0
Mrs. Robert R. Leathern, 10, College Gardens, Belfast 5 5 0 Dr. George Bracken, Lurgan 1 0 0
Sir Samuel Dill, M.A., Mountpelier, Malone Read, Belfast 5 5 0 Mr. Wm. Fitzgerald, J.P., Tunny, Lurgan 1 0 0
Mr. and Mrs. George Johnston, Clonaver, Strandtown 5 5 0 Mr. James Menary, Market Street, Lurgan 1 0 0
Dr. and Mrs. H. L. M'Kisack, 88, University Road, Belfast 5 5 0 Mr. John Moffett, White Hall, Aghagallow 1 0 0
Mr. Samuel Smyth, 16, Donegall Square S., Belfast 5 5 0 Mr. George Knox, Kilmore, Lurgan 1 0 0
Rt. Hon. Lord Lurgan 5 5 0 Mr. Thomas Menary, Hill Street, Lurgan 1 0 0
Mrs. Waring, Waringstown 5 5 0 Mr. Thomas Moffett, Whitehall, Aghagallow 1 0 0
Mr. R. J. M'Caw, Tegnavin, Lurgan 5 5 0 Messrs. M'Dowell & Fitzsimons, Corcreaney, Lurgan 1 0 0
Mr. William Cooke, Builder, Bishop Street, Derry, per the Mayor of Derry 5 0 0 Messrs. Bullick & Douglas, Queen Street, Lurgan 1 0 0
The Misses Arnold 5 0 0 Mr. James Soye, Sunnyside, Lurgan 1 0 0
Professor Wm. St. C. Symmers, Altoona, Windsor Avenue, Belfast 5 0 0 Mr. D. J. Kyle, Lakebank, Lurgan 1 0 0
Miss Ellen Ferguson, Madison House, Cavehill Road, Belfast 5 0 0 Mr. James Thornton, Church Place, Lurgan 1 0 0
Mr. H. Wisnom, Dunesk, Rosetta Park, Belfast 5 0 0 Messrs. David Malcomson & Sons, Market Street, Lurgan 1 0 0
T. M. 5 0 0 Mr. Peter Plenderleith, Beech Hill, Lurgan 1 0 0
The Misses M'Bride, Lismore, Windsor Avenue North, Belfast 5 0 0 Mr. Francis Sloan, B.A., Lurgan 1 0 0
Mr. James Stanfield, 12, Linenhall Street, Belfast 5 0 0 Mr. T. B. Anderson, 8, Claremont Terrace, Belfast 0 10 6
Mr. L. Jackson Holmes, Solicitor, Antrim 5 0 0 Mr. Jos. Coulter, Pinebank, Lurgan 0 10 6
Messrs. Robert Armstrong, & Son, Hudson Street Factory 5 0 0 Mr. W. H. Stevenson, Derryadd, Lurgan 0 10 6
Mr. Jas. W. Crawford. 32, Wellington Park, Belfast 5 0 0 Mr. S. Logan, J.P., Aghalee, Lurgan 0 10 6
Mr. Walter P. Allen, Nunsquarter, Kirkcubbin, Co. Down 5 0 0 Mr. Crozier W. Phair, Feddins, Garvery, Enniskillen 0 10 0
Lieut. J. A. T. Craig, 11th Batt. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 5 0 0 Mr. Fred. Campbell, Arthur Square, Belfast 0 10 0
Mr. C. Miniss, Mossvale House, Dromore 5 0 0 Mr. Alfred Weaver, Enniskillen 0 10 0
Mrs. F. Willis, Glassdrummond, Annalong, Co. Down 5 0 0 Mr. John Smith, 28, Hillview Street, Belfast 0 10 0
Mr. John A. Hoey, Derryoree, Maguiresbridge, Co. Fermanagh 5 0 0 Miss A. Macartney, Glenview, Warrenpoint 0 10 0
Mr. David Jones, Glynderwen, King's Road, Knock 5 0 0 The Employees of Messrs. Alex. Reynolds, 39, Canning Street, Belfast 0 10 0
A Token of Sympathy for Monaghan, Cavan, and Donegal 5 0 0 Miss Rea 0 10 0
Mr. James D. Anderson, Cookstown 5 0 0 Progressive Young People's Social Union, per Mr. David Troughton Treasurer, Summer Vale, Mullalelish, Richhill 0 10 0
Mr. Kenneth J. Frazer. Hillmount, Cullybackey 5 0 0 Mr. J. Speer, 25, Earl St., Mullingar 0 10 0
Mrs. Frazer, Hillmount, Cullybackey 5 0 0 Mr. M. J. Bell, Dunaghaguy, Warrenpoint 0 10 0
Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Frazer, Cullybackey 5 0 0 J. M'C., Mossley 0 10 0
Messrs. Alex. Reynolds, 39, Canning Street, Belfast 5 0 0 Mrs. F. D. Holmes, 23, Ashley Avenue, Belfast 0 10 0
Mr. W. Gilbert, Sandown Park, Knock 5 0 0 Mrs. Fforde, Ranghlin, Lurgan 0 10 0
Mr. George Moore, 9, Corporation Street, Belfast 5 0 0 Mr. Edward Abraham, Ranghlin, Lurgan 0 10 0
Mr. R. G. Geale, 40, Wellington Park, Belfast 5 0 0 Mr. John Turkington, William St., Lurgan 0 10 0
Mrs. Morton, Armitage Place, Newcastle 5 0 0 Mr. David Mairs, Gawley's Gate, Lurgan 0 10 0
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. M'Clenehan, Rathfriland 5 0 0 Mr. Wm. John Thompson, Lurgan 0 10 0
Mr. John Timbey, Franklin Street, Belfast 5 0 0 Mr. A. J. M'Kinlay, 43, Thorndale Avenue, Belfast 0 10 0
Mrs. M. Barbour, Ardville, Holywood 5 0 0 Proceeds of a Garden Concert from the Children of Ravenhill Park, per Margaret Milligan, Lily Miskelly, Matty Watson, and Nellie Stewart 0 8 0
Mr. F. P. Gervais, D.L., Cecil Manor, Augher, Co. Tyrone 5 0 0 Mr. Samuel M'Combe, Drumaroad, Castlewellan 0 7 6
Miss M. Dunlop, Chichester Gardens, Belfast 5 0 0 Mr. Samuel Shanks, Loughford, Islandmagee 0 5 0
Mr. E. T. H. Richardson, 1, Donegall Square N., Belfast 5 0 0 J. M. 0 5 0
F. A. D. H., Belfast 5 0 0 Fatherless, per the "Belfast Evening Telegraph" 0 5 0
Killinchy Presbyterian Church Sabbath Scholars, per Rev. William Smyth, The Manse, Killinchy 5 0 0 Mrs. S. E. Smyth, 3, Rugby Street, Belfast 0 5 0
Mr. W. Alex. Ingram, Walworth, Limavady 5 0 0 Mr. John M. Scott, 48, Eglantine Avenue, Belfast 0 5 0
Mrs. M'Corkell, Ballyarnet, Derry, per The Mayor of Derry 5 0 0 Mrs. Walker, Belfast Bank, Lurgan 0 5 0
Alderman Maurice C. Hime, LL.D., and Mrs. Hime, Buncrana, per the Mayor of Derry 5 0 0 Miss Clendinning, High St., Lurgan 0 5 0
Two Glendermott Friends, per the Mayor of Derry 5 0 0 Miss Amy Fforde, Ranghlin, Lurgan 0 5 0
Mrs. J. C. Boyle, Desart, Armagh 5 0 0 Miss Sidney Bunting, William Street, Lurgan 0 5 0
Mr. G. Paton, 81, South Parade, Belfast 5 0 0 Mr. George Briggs, Windsor Avenue, Lurgan 0 5 0
Mr. Walter L. Stronge, Fellows Hall, Tynan, Co. Armagh 5 0 0 Mr. W. Brown, William St., Lurgan 0 3 0
Capt. J. H. A. Patton, Royal South Downs, attached 15th Royal Irish Rifles, B.E.F. 5 0 0 Miss Taylor, Clintaugh 0 2 6
Dr. Margaret M'Neill, Manchuria, per Miss J. M'Neill, 28, Windsor Park, Belfast 5 0 0 Lance-Corpl. W. H. Alexander, Canadian Headquarters Staff, Folkestone, Kent 0 2 0
Total 23,657 18 11


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The Witness - Friday, 14 July 1916


STEENSON--CROMIE -- June 28, at the Reformed Presbyterian Church, Riverside, Newry, by Rev. Jas. Buchanan, assisted by the Rev. Stanley Thompson, M.A., John Harper, son of the late Wm. Steenson, Dungannon, to Elizabeth Potts, third daughter of Samuel Cromie, Rockview, Barnmeen, Rathfriland.


ANDREWS -- July 6, at 19, Prospect Road, Bangor, Elizabeth, relict of the late James Andrews, Groomsport, aged 97.

BELL -- July 10, at his son's residence, 18, Fountain Street, Antrim, William Bell (late of Mountpottinger, Belfast), aged 82.

BENNETT -- July 7, at 55, North Street, Newtownards, John Bennett.

CAMPBELL -- July 11 (suddenly), at her residence, 48, Goldington Avenue, Bedford, Maria, daughter of the late William Campbell, of Plas-merdyn, Holywood, Co. Down.

CLAY -- July 11 (of pneumonia), at his parents' residence, Sandymount, Church Quarter, Dundonald, George Hedley (Georgie), eldest and beloved son of William and Margaret Clay, aged 17 years and 5 months.

CRAIG -- June 17, at his residence, 2,007, Woodbine Street, Brooklyn, New York (suddenly, of heart failure), Alfred, beloved husband of Emily Craig, and youngest son of John Craig, 8, Castleton Terrace, Antrim Road, Belfast.

DINSMORE -- July 10, at her residence, Molesworth Street, Cookstown, Eleanor, youngest daughter of the late Joseph Dinsmore.

GABBIE -- July 10, at his residence, Ballybundon, Hugh Gabbie.

GARDINER -- July 8, at her residence, 41, Tennent Street, Martha M. Gardiner.

GILMORE -- July 10, at her residence, The Fort, Killyleagh, Mary, widow of the late James Gilmore.

GRAY -- July 6, at Auburn Villa, Glenburn Park, Belfast, Eliza, wife of Wm. Gray, M.R.I.A.

HAY -- July 10, at his late residence, Eden, Carrickfergus, Captain Alexander Hay.

HUTTON -- July 9, at his residence, Shamrock Cliff, New Fort, America, Gawn M. Hutton, fifth and youngest son of the late John Hutton. Ballygrangey House, Cunningburn, Newtownards.

JEFFS -- July 9, at her residence, 23, The Mount, Belfast, Margaret, widow of the late Richard Jeffs.

JORDAN -- July 10, at her residence, Fairview, Hillsborough, Maria, widow of the William Jordan.

KERR -- July 11 (suddenly), at his residence, Bridge Street, Comber, Matthew Kerr, aged 66 years.

KISSOCK- -- July 11, at her residence, 11, Park Street, Ballymena, Elizabeth, relict of the late Joseph Kissock.

LEWIS -- July 9, at Donaghadee, Mary Ann, second daughter of the late Frederick Harry Lewis, Nettlefield, Belfast.

LYNESS -- July 9, at Groomsport, Mary relict of the late John Lyness, Glenmore, Lisburn.

M'CONKEY -- July 12, at her residence, Ballyearl, Mary Jane M'Conkey.

M'CONNELL -- July 11, at his residence, Sleivenacloy, Stoneyford, John, dearly-beloved husband of Mary M'Connell.

M'CRACKEN -- July 9, at his residence, Aspect, Greenisland, James, dearly-beloved husband of Agnes M'Cracken, aged 65 years.

M'ILRATH -- July 6, at the residence of her parents, Mount Pleasant, Portglenone, of meningitis (suddenly), Annie D., second daughter of Andrew M'Ilrath, aged 15 years.

NELSON -- July 12, at his residence, Annadorn, John Nelson.

ORR -- July 8, at her residence, Oak Cottage, Islandmagee, Isabella Tweed, widow of the late John Orr.

PEEL -- July 7, at his residence, The Grove, Upper Ballinderry, Mark Peel.

ROBB -- July 9, at the residence of his son-in-law, J. C. M'Quitty, 65, Ravenhill Park, Alexander Robb, of Ewanfield, Ballyholme Road, Bangor.

SHAW -- July 12, at Newcastle, Fanny Maria Shaw, aged 87, widow of the late William Edward Shaw, R.N.

SUTHERLAND -- July 8, at Tyrella House, Banbridge, Beata Wahab Sutherland, daughter of the late Captain Alexander Sutherland, and grand-daughter of the late George Tyrrell, Esq., M.D.

TOMLINSON -- July 6, at his residence, 10, Glanworth Street, Belfast, George, the beloved husband of Nellie Tomlinson.

TRIMBLE -- July 9, at her residence, 45, Canal Street, Lisburn, Sarah Jane, widow of the late Robert Trimble.

WALLACE -- July 10, at her residence, 10, Zion Place, Newtownards, Suzanna Wallace.

WILLIAMS -- July 11, at the residence, of her mother, Maryville Crescent, Bangor, Florence Emily Williams.

Killed in Action

HAY -- July 3, 1916, killed in action, James Lyle Hay, second-lieutenant Northumberland Fusiliers, loving and dearly-loved only child of William and Mary Hay, of Clonbrock and Grange, Ballinasloe, in his 21st year. "He did what he could."

HUNTER -- Killed in action, on June 30, 1916, Johnston Shaw Kirker Hunter, Second-Lieutenant, special reserve of officers Royal Field Artillery, elder and dearly-beloved son of R. J. Hunter, Barrister-at-Law, and Jennie Hunter, of Dromore, Co. Down. "He hath done all that he could."



We regret to announce the death of Mr. Richard George Carden, D.L., which occurred at his residence, Fishmoyne, Templemore, Co. Tipperary. Mr. Carden, who was a large landholder in the County Tipperary, was a most successful farmer and a well-known breeder of cattle and sheep, whose exhibits frequently carried off prizes at agricultural shows in this country. His knowledge of both classes of animals was such that he was frequently called upon to give his services as judge at the Royal Dublin Society's and other shows, and on one occasion at least he acted as judge at a great cattle and sheep show held in the United States. Mr. Carden, who was in his fifty-first year, was one of the honorary secretaries of the Royal Dublin Society. A Unionist in politics, he acted for some years as secretary to the Irish Unionist Alliance.



Acting in accordance with its powers, the War Office has fixed maximum prices for hay and straw required by it during the coming year in England and Ireland; and it has gone further in fixing maximum prices for the saleable surplus. It has made itself in the latter instance a dispenser of gifts to a mere section of the community at the expense of another section. A very much stronger case could have been made out for control of meat prices in the civilian area, as War Office demands are responsible for the high range of prices in meat. The control principle might be applied so the prices of other commodities



In consideration of the further increase in the cost of living occasioned by the war, the Port of London Authority has decided to double the special war bonus now being paid to their quay and warehouse labourers. The shipowners, short-sea traders, wharfingers, granary keepers, master lightermen, and master stevedores in the port will make a corresponding increase in the bonus payable by them.



Sharp encounters between police and civilians have occurred on the Mathers estate, Galway, during the progress of cattle drives. Police to the number of several hundreds met cattle-drivers from several neighbouring counties, and in an affray several on both sides were knocked out. Rifles in some instances were taken from the police, and a police-sergeant was so badly beaten with his own rifle that his life is despaired of. A large police camp has been formed on the ranch, and numerous arrests are expected.




Many Well-Known Names.

Appended we give the names and particulars of the officers of the Ulster Division who have been returned in the casualty lists in connection with the gallant attack in the recent British advance. The rank and file lists have not yet been officially completed, but we learn that the casualties have been very heavy, and that nearly all parts of Ulster are represented:--


Intimation has been received by the Rev. Dr. Wright, Newtownards, that his son, Second-Lieutenant Matthew J. Wright (who in last week's issue was reported wounded) was killed in action with the Young Citizen Volunteers on 1st July.

Second-Lieutenant William Porter, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, killed in action, was the youngest son of Mr. Wm. Porter, Beechview, Balmoral Avenue, Belfast, and a brother-in-law of Mr. R. W. Bingham, B.A., headmaster of Dungannon Royal School.

Second-Lieutenant James Hollywood, Royal Irish Rifles, killed in action, was a son of Mr. James Hollywood, J.P., Red Gorton, Helen's Bay, and 130, Albertbridge Road, Belfast.

Second-Lieutenant Sir Edward Harry Macnaghten, Bart., Royal Irish Rifles (Central Antrim Battalion), killed in action, was the head of the well-known county family of Dundarave, Bushmills. Born on 12th February, 1896, ho was the elder son of the Honourable Sir Edward Charles Macnaghten, K.C., D.L., who died last year.

Captain Philip Cruickshank, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (County Tyrone Volunteers), has been killed in action. In 1905 the late Captain Cruickshank came to Omagh to undertake the duties of editor of the "Tyrone Constitution," and prior to that was connected with the staff of the "Derry Standard," to which he had come two years previously from his native city of Aberdeen, where he had been associated for several years with the "Aberdeen Daily Journal." He was a member of the Ulster Unionist Council.

Lieutenant L. B. Campbell, who has been killed, was a son of Mr. R. Garrett Campbell, of Coolgreany, Fortwilliam Park, Belfast, and a nephew of Major-General Walter Campbell, C.B., D.S.O., who distinguished himself in connection with the withdrawal of the British troops from Gallipoli.

Lieutenant G. M. Rogers, Royal Irish Rifles (1st County Down Volunteers), killed in action, was the only son of Mr. G. M. Rogers, Hazelbank, Banbridge.

Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Campbell Pierce, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, killed in action, was a son of the late Rev. W. E. Pierce, British Guiana.

Major George H. Gaffikin, Royal Irish Rifles (West Belfast Battalion), killed in action, was the only son of Mr. William Gaffikin, J.P., of King's Castle, Ardglass.

Captain W. H. Smyth, Royal Irish Rifles (1st County Down Volunteers), killed in action, was a director in the firm of William Smyth & Co., Ltd., Banbridge.

Second-Lieutenant Douglas Gunning, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (Donegall and Fermanagh Volunteers), killed in action, was a son of the late Mr. Sinclair Gunning and Mrs. Gunning, Willoughby Place, Enniskillen.

Second-Lieutenant Ernest W. G. Hind, Royal Irish Rifles (North Belfast Volunteers), killed in action, was the eldest son of Mr. W. R. Hind, The Cottage, Demesne Road, Holywood.

Major A. P. Jenkins, killed, was attached to the South Antrim Regiment, and was a partner in the firm of W. J. Jenkins & Co., Bedford Street, Belfast.

Captain John Griffiths, killed, Central Antrim Battalion, was science master of Larne Grammar School.

Lieut. J. D. Neill, killed, was a son of Mr. Sharman D. Neill, jeweller, Donegall Place, Belfast, and Ardmoyle, Marino.

Second-Lieut. W. M. Campbell, killed, was an officer in the West Belfast Regiment of the Royal Irish Rifles since 12th May, 1915. His home is at Dacre Hill, Birkenhead.

Second-Lieut. Arthur C. Hollywood, killed, is a son of Mr. James Hollywood, J.P, Helen's Bay and Albertbridge Road, Belfast, who thus lost two boys in the one day.

Captain Douglas H. O'Flaherty, killed, of the Royal Irish Rifles (North Belfast), was well-known in Belfast motoring and cricket circles. His wife is a daughter of Mr. Robert Ewing, of Castle Market.

Captain Eric N. F. Bell, Inniskilling Fusiliers, County Tyrone Volunteers, killed, was the youngest son of Captain E. H. Bell, formerly quartermaster at the depot, Omagh.

Captain Cecil F. K. Ewart, Royal Irish Rifles, previously reported wounded and missing, now officially reported killed, is the second son of Mr. P. W. Ewart, Derryvolgie, Lisburn.

Captain Charles M. Johnston, Royal Irish Fusiliers (County Armagh Volunteers), only surviving son of Mr. Charles Johnston, J.P., Beechcote, Portadown, previously reported missing, is now officially reported killed.

Second-Lieutenant David Buchanan, Seaforth Highlanders, has been officially reported killed in action. He is the younger son of Mr. Wm. Buchanan, Altanaros, Northland Road, Londonderry.

Second-Lieut. Joseph Doherty, Royal Garrison Artillery, who has been killed in action, resided at 36, Wellington Park, Belfast.

Second-Lieut. R. T. Montgomery, Royal Irish Fusiliers (County Armagh Volunteers), reported missing, is now officially reported killed. He was a son of Mr. T. J. Montgomery, Portadown.

Second-Lieut. C. D. M'Cammon, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, killed in action on the 2nd inst., was the youngest son of Mr. Andrew M'Cammon, Drumgooland, Seaforde, County Down.

Second-Lieut. A. J. M'Clellan, Royal Irish Rifles (North Belfast Volunteers), killed in action, was a son of Mr. Wm. M'Clellan, Upper Ballyboley, near Larne.

Mr. Henry S. Rose-Cleland, Bedford House, Moy, has been notified that his only child, Second-Lieut. Alfred M. Rose-Cleland, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, was killed in action on the 1st inst.

Second-Lieut. E. M. Wilson, Royal Irish Rifles (South Belfast Volunteers), killed in action, was a son of Rev. W. M. Wilson, Methodist minister, Monaghan.

Second-Lieutenant L. W. H. Stevenson, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (County Tyrone Volunteers), son of Mr. Isaac Stevenson, Hampstead Hall, Londonderry, previously reported missing, is now reported killed.

Lieutenant Robert J. Dougal, Northumberland Fusiliers, killed, was a member of the firm of A. Dougal & Son, carting contractors, 3, Custom House Square, Belfast.

Second-Lieutenant S. MacDonnell Campbell, Lancashire Fusiliers, attached to a French Mortar Battery, killed in action, was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Campbell, Dungiven, County Londonderry.

Second-Lieutenant D. B. Corbett, Royal Irish Rifles (South Belfast Volunteers), killed, was a son of Mr. John Corbett, Ardsallagh, Derryvolgie Avenue, Belfast.

Mr. John Craig, merchant, Kildare Street, Newry, has received intimation that his eldest son, Second-Lieutenant Chas. Frederick Craig, Royal Irish Rifles (Ulster Division), was killed in action on the 3rd July.

Lieutenant L. J. Peacock, Royal Engineers, killed, was formerly the town surveyor of Newtownards.

Second-Lieut. W. T. Richardson, Machine Gun Corps, formerly of the Royal Irish Rifles (Central Antrim Volunteers), killed in action, was the youngest son of Mrs. Richardson, St. Dolough's, Co. Dublin.


Captain J. V. Hyndman, Royal Irish Rifles (Young Citizen Volunteers), eldest son of Mr. James Hyndman, Nevara, Chichester Park, Belfast, died of wounds on 7th inst. at Wimereux.

Captain J. E. Jenks, Royal Irish Rifles (Central Antrim Volunteers), of Lame Harbour, has died of wounds.


Second-Lieutenant J. Crawford, Royal Irish Rifles, wounded, is a son of Mr. Robert Crawford, Lone Ash, Ballymena. He was educated at Ballymena Academy and M'Crea Magee College, Derry, and received a commission in the 17th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles in Oct., 1915, being subsequently drafted to the East Belfast Battalion. He is a nephew of Lieut.-Colonel G. S. Crawford, C.M.G., of the Royal Army Medical Corps.

Second-Lieutenant George J. C. Armstrong, Royal Irish Rifles (County Down Volunteers), has been wounded in action. He is a son of Mr. George R. Armstrong, J.P., Newry.

Second-Lieutenant Joseph Roger Moore, Royal Irish Rifles (Central Antrim Battalion), wounded, is the younger son of Mr. William Moore, K.C., M.P., of Moore Lodge, County Antrim.

Second-Lieutenant George York Henderson, Royal Irish Rifles (South Belfast Volunteers), who has been slightly wounded, is a son of the late Sir James Henderson, D.L., Belfast.

Second-Lieutenant F. Joseph Clifton, the King's (Liverpool Regiment), son of Mr. Alfred Clifton, Hillcrest, Fortwilliam Park, Belfast, was wounded on the 1st inst.

Captain W. A. Montgomery, West Belfast Volunteers, wounded on the head and arm, is a son of Mr. H. H. Montgomery, Belfast, the well-known fire loss assessor.

Lieut. William Ellis (wounded and at present in England) is the only son of Mr. Wm. Ellis, C.P.S., Toomebridge. He is in South Antrim Regiment.

Capt. Chas. M. Johnston, wounded, Armagh Volunteers, is the only surviving son of Mr. Chas. Johnston, J.P., Beechcote, Portadown.

Lieut. Victor Robb, Royal Irish Rifles, has been shot through both arms. He is a member of the firm of Victor Robb & Co., automobile engineers, &c., and son of the late Mr. Kirker Robb, Kirk-Bruighean, Fortwilliam Park, Belfast.

Lieut. James M. E. Wilton, 21, Marlborough Avenue, Londonderry, was prior to the war engaged in the legal profession in that city. He as one of the beet known men in Irish Association football circles, and represented his country in International engagements. He occupied the position of chairman of the Irish Football Association, Ltd.

Lieut. A. Temple Blackwood, wounded, East Belfast Regiment, is a son of Mr. W. Blackwood, manager of the Ulster Bank, Mountpottinger.

Lieut. W. T. Dickson, severely wounded, was in the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, and is now in hospital. He is the eldest son of Mr. James Dickson, Miltown House, Dungannon, and had been engaged with his father in the linen business in the town.

Captain W. R. Langtry, who is suffering from shell-shock, is a son of Mrs. Langtry, 79, South Parade, Belfast.

Lieut. R. S. Hanson, Central Antrim Regiment (wounded), is a son of Rev. D. H. Hanson, Larne, who is about to go to the front as a chaplain.

Lieut. A. Wallace, South Belfast Regiment, who is suffering from shell-shock, is a son of Mrs. R. G. Wallace, 79, Eglantine Avenue, and a nephew of Mr. James Wallace, of Kirk & Partners, Donegall Square North.

Lieut. John Gibson, wounded, Armagh Volunteers, is a son of Mr. John Gibson, merchant, Portadown.

Lieut. Thomas Shillington, wounded, is serving with the Armagh Volunteers. He is the son of Captain David Graham Shillington, J.P., who is in the same regiment.

Sec.-Lieut. W. S. Maitland, wounded, is a son of Mr. Geo. Maitland, Murlough, Dundrum, and resides in Duncairn Gardens, Belfast. He is the North of Ireland agent for the Lever Associated Companies.

Second-Lieutenant J. S. Elliott, wounded, 1st County Down Volunteers, is a son of Mr. E. J. Elliott, The Towers, Donegall Park, Belfast.

Second-Lieutenant G. T. L. Macartney, wounded, Central Antrim Regiment, is a son of Captain C. G. Macartney, 17th Royal Irish Rifles, of Lissanoure, Loughguile, County Antrim.

Second-Lieut. J. K. Farrow, wounded, 1st County Down Volunteers, is a son of Mr. G. H. Farrow, Donaghadee Road, Bangor, of the firm of Timbey & Co., printers, 3, Franklin Street, Belfast.

Second-Lieut. E. O. Gordon, wounded, 1st County Down Volunteers, is the fourth son of the late Mr. Alex. H. M. H. Gordon, D.L., of Florida Manor, and Delamont, Killyleagh, and of Mrs. Gordon, now of Bidna, North Devon.

Second-Lieut. G. J. C. Armstrong, wounded, 1st County Down Volunteers, is a son of Mr. G. R. Armstrong, J.P., late secretary Newry Port and Harbour Board.

Second-Lieut. W. P. Murray, wounded, Northumberland Fusiliers, is the Irish champion cyclist, and, a brother of Mr. John Murray, merchant, Ballygowan, and Mr. Harry Murray, the well-known cyclist.

Second-Lieut. Maurice Jackson, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, wounded slightly in two places, is a son of Mrs. Jackson, 9, Lower Crescent, Belfast, and the late Rev. W. J. Jackson, Duncairn Presbyterian Church.

Second-Lieut. M. D. M'Neill, wounded, is a son of Colonel Duncan M'Neill, D.L., Larne Harbour, and has sixteen months' service in the Central Antrim Volunteers.

Second-Lieut. H. J. Cochrane, East Belfast Regiment, wounded, is a son of Mr. J. F. Cochrane, Station Villa, Downpatrick. He is now in hospital at Bristol.

Second-Lieut. J. Brown, wounded, East Belfast Regiment, is a son of Mr. S. S. Brown, Holywood Road, assistant postmaster of Belfast. He is wounded in the shoulder.

Second-Lieut. R. Montgomery, wounded, received his commission in the Armagh Volunteers in May, 1915. He is a son of Mr. T. J. Montgomery, merchant, High Street, Portadown.

Second-Lieut. Gilbert Evelyn Barcroft, 9th Batt. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, has been wounded in the head, and is now in hospital at Bristol. He is the only son of the late Mr. Frederic Barcroft, Stangmore Lodge, Dungannon.

Second-Lieut. Arthur Andrews, Royal Irish Fusiliers, has been wounded in the thigh. He is the second son of Mr. Alexander Andrews, Stuart Place, Dungannon.

Second-Lieut. H. R. G. Abernethy, East Belfast Volunteers, who is in hospital in Manchester with shell-shock, is a son of Mr. W. Abernethy, photographer, High Street, who resides at Hillview, Bloomfield.

Lieutenant W. H. Wagentrieber, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (Donegal and Fermanagh Volunteers), wounded, resided at Incheanagh, near Lifford.

Captain C. G. Hetherington, Royal Field Artillery, son of Charles E. Hetherington, R.M.S., Derry District Asylum, has been wounded in action.

Lieutenant M. E. J. Moore, Royal Irish Rifles (Central Antrim Volunteers), only son of Dr. E. E. Moore, R.M.S., Donegoe District Asylum, Letterkenny, has been wounded.

Second-Lieut. Mervyn A. Palethorpe, Royal Irish Rifles, badly wounded, is a son of Capt. A. H. Palethorpe, Army Service Corps, who is in France, and of Mrs. Palethorpe, Bisley, Chichester Park, Belfast.

Second-Lieut. James C. Carson, Royal Irish Rifles (South Antrim Volunteers), is in hospital in Manchester suffering from a gunshot wound in the knee. This officer is the only son of Mr. James Carson, of Parkmount, Lisburn, and the Stock Exchange, Belfast.

Major Claude George Cole-Hamilton, D.S.O., Royal Irish Rifles (Central Antrim Volunteers), slightly wounded, is a son of the late Captain W. C. Cole-Hamilton, R.M., of Ballitore House, County Kildare, and a grandson of the late Major A. W. Cole-Hamilton, D.L., of Beltrim, County Tyrone.

Second-Lieut. John Martin, Royal Irish Rifles (West Belfast Regiment), wounded, is a brother of Mr. H. H. Martin, Galwally Park, and son of the late Mr. John Martin, of the well-known firm of builders.

Second-Lieut. T. R. C. Cambridge, Royal Irish Rifles (Central Antrim Regiment), (wounded), is a son of Mr. Robert Cambridge, J.P., Carrickfergus.

Captain J. S. Myles, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (Donegal and Fermanagh Volunteers), belonged to Ballyshannon.

Second-Lieutenant Joseph W. Shannon (reported missing on Friday last) is wounded, and a prisoner. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Shannon, Adelaide Avenue, Coleraine.

Lieut. A. Cowan, Royal Engineers, suffering from gas poisoning, is a son of Mr. John Cowan, Broughshane, County Antrim.

Brigadier-General Cameron Deane Shute, C.B., who has been wounded, is a brother-in-law of Major W. G. Forde, D.L., of Seaforde, County Down.

Captain H. Brian Brooke, Gordon Highlanders, seriously wounded while leading his company on the 1st inst., is a member of the famous fighting family of which Captain Sir Basil S. Brooke, Bart., 10h Hussars, of Colebrooke Park, County Fermanagh, is the head.

Captain Charles H. Ensor, Royal Irish Fusiliers (County Armagh Volunteers), wounded, is a son of Mrs. Ensor, Ardress, Loughgall.

Captain G. W. Matthew, Royal Irish Rifles (1st County Down Volunteers), wounded, is a director of Davidson & Co., Ltd., Sirocco Works.

Captain Sproule Myles, Donegal and Fermanagh Volunteers, who has been wounded, is a well-known resident of Ballyshannon.

Captain J. O. W. Shine, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, wounded, is a son of Colonel J. M. F. Shine, formerly principal medical officer at Victoria Barracks, Belfast.

Lieutenant Rex H. Neill, Royal Irish Rifles (South Antrim Volunteers), wounded on the 1st inst., is a son of Mr. Reginald Neill, Colingwood, Dunmurry.

Second-Lieut. Arthur A. Andrews, Royal Irish Fusiliers, has been wounded in the thigh. He is the second son of Mr. Alex. Andrews, Stuart Place, Dungannon.

Second-Lieut. Albert C. M'Dowell, Royal Irish Rifles, wounded, is a son of Mr. M. M'Dowell, Glenbank, Ballysillan.

Second-Lieut. H. F. Rea, Royal Irish Rifles, attached Young Citizen Volunteers, wounded, is a son of the Late Mr. John Rea, 34, Ann Street, Belfast.

Second-Lieut. H. J. Cochrane, Royal Irish Rifles, wounded, is a son of Mr. J. F. Cochrane, Station Villa, Downpatrick.

Second-Lieut. Colin Craig, wounded, is a son of the late Mr. G. V. Craig, Under Sheriff of Derry.

Second-Lieut. F. N. Cullen, wounded, is a son of the Rev. J. A. Cullen, Kansas Avenue.

Second-Lieut. Ernest Daniel, Royal Irish Rifles, suffering from shell-shock, is a son of Mr. Robert Daniel, J.P., Derryvale, Dungannon.

Second-Lieut. W. K. English, Royal Irish Rifles, attached East Belfast Volunteers, wounded in the knee, and shell-shock, is a son of Mr. Robert English, Rugby Road, Belfast.

Second-Lieut. J. Ireland, Royal Irish Rifles, wounded, is a son of Mr. W. J. Ireland, Kinvarra, Bawnmore Road, Belfast.

Second-Lieut. B. W. Gamble, Royal Irish Rifles, wounded in the right hip and left arm, is now in hospital in London. He is a son of Mr. Baptist Gamble, 2, Elmwood Terrace, goods manager, G.N.R., Belfast.

Second-Lieuts. S. M. and C. H. Deacon, sons of Rev. J. J. Deacon, rector of Rathmullan, Clough, County Down, have, both been wounded.

Second-Lieut. J. L. Graham, who is in hospital at Boulogne, with gunshot wounds in the back, is a son of Mr. Samuel J. Graham, Boardmills, Lisburn.

Second-Lieut. J. D. Hopper, wounded, Bedfordshire Regiment, is a son of the late Mr. W. J. Hopper, of Cookstown.

Second-Lieut. R. W. Topp, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, wounded, is a son of Mr. R. W. Topp, agent for the Bank of Ireland at Omagh.

Second-Lieut. A. M. Keenan, Royal Irish Rifles (North Belfast Volunteers), wounded, is a son of Mr. Samuel Keenan, Roseneath, Bloomfield.

Second-Lieut. James Marshall, Royal Irish Rifles, wounded, is a son of Mr. James Marshall, Ardenlee House, Ravenhill Road, Belfast.

Second-Lieut. W. J. I. MacLaughlin, Royal Irish Rifles (East Belfast Volunteers), wounded, is a son of Mr. J. H. MacLaughlin, Sixmilecross.

Captain J. C. M'Clughan, Royal Irish Rifles (East Belfast Volunteers), wounded, was a member of the engineering staff of the City Hall, and lived at Belmont Avenue.

Captain Robert S. Knox, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (Derry Volunteers), wounded, was manager of the Coleraine office of Mr. Hugh T. Barrie, M.P.

Lieutenant Jas. Douglas, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (Derry Volunteers), wounded, is a son of Mr. John Douglas, Freehall, Limavady.

Lieutenant H. K. Jackson, Royal Irish Fusiliers (County Armagh Volunteers), wounded, is a son of the late Mr. Samuel K. Jackson and Mrs. Jackson, Cara, Clones.

Lieutenant Johnston Murphy, Royal Irish Rifles (East Belfast Volunteers), wounded, is a son of Mr. Clarke Murphy, a member of Ballymoney Urban District Council.

Second-Lieutenant Samuel Donaldson, Royal Irish Rifles (1st County Down Volunteers), wounded, and now in hospital in Manchester, belongs to Bellarena, County Londonderry.

Second-Lieutenant D. J. Murnane, Royal Engineers, wounded, is a son of District-Inspector J. P. Murnane, formerly of Newtownards.

Second-Lieutenant S. J. Royal Irish Rifles (South Belfast Volunteers), wounded, is a son of Mr. Joseph Stevenson, Lynwood, Malone Park, of the firm of Joseph Stevenson & Co. 8, May Street, Belfast.

Lieutenant S. T. Martin, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, wounded, is a son of the late Rev. W. Todd Martin, D.D., D.Lit., Vice-President of the Assembly's College, Belfast. His brother, Second-Lieutenant N. T. Martin, is serving in the King's (Liverpool Regiment).

Lieutenant A. W. Wakley, Machine Gun Corps, wounded, is a son of Mr. A. W. Wakley, 53, Sydney Street, Burton-on-Trent, and his wife resides at 32, Rosemount Terrace, Derry.

Second-Lieutenant T. B. Barnes, Essex Regiment, son of Canon Barnes, of Ballycastle, who was reported missing, has been wounded on the head and body by shrapnel, and is in hospital in France.

Second-Lieutenant Joseph H. Bell, Royal Scots, wounded, is now lying in Boulogne Hospital. Mr. Bell is the son of the late Mr. Robert Bell, 32, Canterbury Street, Belfast.

Second-Lieutenant H. P. Cinnamond, The Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment), wounded on the 5th inst., is the second son of Mr. James Park Cinnamond, J.P., manager of the Comber branch of the Northern Bank.

Second-Lieutenant George D. Craig, Royal Irish Fusiliers, wounded, and now in hospital in London, is the youngest son of the late Mr. William Craig and Mrs. Craig, Asylum Road, Londonderry.

Second-Lieutenant J. Jenkins, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, wounded, is a son of Mr. Samuel Jenkins, Greencastle, Belfast.

Second-Lieutenant C. J. H. Samuels, Royal Irish Rifles (South Antrim Volunteers), wounded, is a nephew of Mr. Arthur W. Samuels, K.C., Chancellor of the United Dioceses of Down and Connor and Dromore.

Second-Lieutenant Samuel Donard I. Smith, Royal Irish Rifles, who has been wounded, is a son of Mrs. Irvine Smith, Arkeen, Newcastle, County Down.

Information has been received by Mrs. Stokoe, Hillside Terrace, Newry, that her son, Temporary Second-Lieutenant Harold Nevill Stokoe, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, has been wounded, and is in hospital in England.


Captain H. P. Beggs, Royal Irish Rifles (East Belfast Volunteers), missing, believed killed, is the youngest son of Mr. Samuel Beggs, of Dunmurry. He played for Cliftonville and Lisburn Cricket Clubs, and for the Cliftonville Hockey Club.

Second-Lieutenant T. B. Elliott, Royal Irish Rifles (South Belfast Volunteers), missing, believed killed, is a son of Mr. Thomas Elliott, Tremona, Knockdene Park, Belfast, who is secretary to Messrs. J. & T. Sinclair, Tomb Street.


Captain John Weir, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (County Tyrone Volunteers), is reported missing since Saturday, and is believed to have been killed. He is a member of the firm of A. Weir & Co., Ltd., auctioneers, Strabane. Captain Weir was closely identified with the Ulster Volunteer movement.

Captain S. O. Slacke, Y.C.V.'s, Wheatfield House, Crumlin Road, Belfast, reported missing, is a son-in-law of the late Sir Daniel Dixon, Bart. It is hoped he is a prisoner.

Captain Samuel Willis, Y.C.V.'s, missing, is a son of Mr. J. W. Willis, Mountcharles, Donegal, and before the war was a teacher in the Coleraine Academical Institution.

Lieutenant E. M'Clure, missing, is a son of Mrs. M'Clure, Beechwood Avenue, Derry, and has been a lieutenant in the Derry Volunteers since 23rd November, 1914.

Lieutenant W. M'Cluggage, missing, Central Antrim Regiment, believed killed, is a son of Mr. Thomas M'Cluggage, Ballyboley, Larne, and was an engineering student at Queen's University, Belfast.

Major Thomas J. Atkinson, R.I.F. (Armagh Volunteers), missing since 1st July, and believed to be killed, was the only surviving son of Mr. Woolsey R. Atkinson, Eden Villa, Portadown.

Second-Lieut. W. J. W. Carson, missing, as a son of Mr. W. M. Carson, estate agent, Rosemary Street and Tareen House, Old Cavehill Road, Belfast.

Second-Lieut. J. S. M. Gage, missing, is a nephew of Miss L. Moore, Moyarget, Ballycastle, and has held a commission in the Tyrone Volunteers since 8th January, 1915.

Captain Joseph Ballantine, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (Donegal and Fermanagh Volunteers), missing, is a partner in the firm of Messrs. J. & J. Ballantine, Ltd., builders, Londonderry.

Lieutenant W. M. Crozier, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (County Tyrone Volunteers), officially reported massing, is a son of Mr. F. R. M. Crozier, of Carrickbrennan, County Down.

Second-Lieut. R. V. Gracey, Royal Irish Rifles (Young Citizen Volunteers), missing, is a son of Mr. James Gracey, B.A., Ben Amada, Helen's Bay.

Second-Lieut. W. A. Hewitt, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (County Tyrone Volunteers), missing, is a son of Mr. J. H. Hewitt, Altamount, Downshire Road, Bangor. Two other of his sons have figured in the casualty list.

Lieutenant R. S. B. Townsend, Royal Irish Fusiliers (County Armagh Volunteers), missing, believed killed, is a son of Mr. Norman L. Townsend, J.P., retired Resident Magistrate, of Cathedral Close, Armagh.

Second-Lieutenant John Arnott T. Craig, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (Donegal and Fermanagh Volunteers), officially reported missing, believed killed, is a son of the late Mr. James Craig, Glen House, Helen's Bay, and Mrs. Craig, Craigavad.

Second-Lieutenant Albert Henry Gibson, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (County Tyrone Volunteers), reported missing, believed killed, is the third son of Mr. Robert Gibson, J.P., of Devonshire Villas, North Parade, Grand Secretary of the County Grand Change Lodge of Belfast.

Second-Lieutenant S. W. Maxwell, Royal Irish Rifles (East Belfast Volunteers), missing, believed killed, is a son of Mrs. Agnes Maxwell, 30, Cliftonville Avenue, Belfast.

Captain Charles Bernard Tate, Royal Irish Rifles (North Belfast Volunteers), wounded and missing, is a son of Mr. John Tate, M.Inst.CiE., Rantalard, Whitehouse.

Lieutenant John Pollock, Royal Irish Rifles (1st County Down Volunteers), missing, is the youngest son of Mr. John Pollock, The Priory, Marino, County Down.

Second-Lieutenant Ernest G. Boas, Royal Irish Rifles. (1st County Down Regiment), officially reported missing, is a son of Mr. Ernest A. Boas, 7, College Gardens, Belfast.

Second-Lieutenant W. O. Green, Royal Irish Rifles (South Belfast Volunteers), missing, son of Mr. William J. Green, merchant, Portadown.

Second-Lieutenant T. G. Moore, Royal Irish Rifles (East Belfast Volunteers), missing, is a son of Head-Constable G. Moore, York Road Barracks, Belfast.

Second-Lieutenant H. A. Williamson, Manchester Regiment, reported missing, is a son of Mr. Hugh Williamson, Mullabrack House, Markethill, County Armagh.

Captain E. Johnston, Royal Irish Rifles, (1st County Down Volunteers), of Ardenza, Knock, Belfast, is reported missing.

Captain Maxwell A. Robertson, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (Derry Volunteers), officially reported missing, is a son of the late Mr. Robert A. Robertson, Glasgow, and of Mrs. Robertson, Dog Leap, Limavady.

Second-Lieutenant J. Hamilton, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (Donegal end Fermanagh Volunteers), missing, is a son of Mr. John Hamilton, Woodview, Stranocum, North Antrim.




In addition to the list of Ulster officers who have been killed, wounded, or are missing since the offensive on the 1st inst., the following have also come to hand:--

Second-Lieutenant A. H. Witherow, killed, was the youngest son of Mr. Alexander Witherow, Kincull House, Straidarran. He was a student of M'Crea Magee College, and was one of its first members to join the Army. On the 23th of January, 1915, he was posted to the 17th Royal Irish Rifles. Before proceeding to the front, only four weeks ago, where he was attached to the 8th Royal Irish Rifles, he was in charge of the physical training staff at Ballykinlar, where he was exceedingly popular both among officers and men. His brother is serving in a cadet battalion at the Curragh. He was a nephew of the Rev. William Witherow, of Westbourne, whose son, Second-Lieutenant T. H. Witherow, is at present musketry officer of the 17th Royal Irish Rifles at Ballykinlar.

Lieutenant A. D. Lemon, Royal Irish Rifles (Central Antrim Volunteers), previously reported missing, believed killed, is now officially stated to have been killed in action on the 1st inst. He was a son of Mr. A. D. Lemon, J.P., Edgcumbe, Strandtown, Belfast.

Captain John S. M'Clinton, South Lancashire Regiment, killed, was a son of Mr. John M'Clinton, Rosaville, Windsor Park, Belfast.

Second-Lieutenant Claude Ashley, Northumberland Fusiliers, killed on the 1st inst., was the only son of Mr. Frederick Ashley, Westland Road, Belfast.


Lieut.-Col. Albemarle Cator Annesley, D.S.O., Royal Fusiliers, son of the late CaptainW. H. Annesley, R.N., died on 8th July of wounds received the previous day, aged forty-two. He was a great grandson of the second Earl Annesley, and a kinsman of the sixth earl, who was killed in action in an aeroplane shot down by the Germans near Lille in November, 1914.

Deep sorrow has been caused in Dungannon by the death, from wounds received in action, of Captain William Tillie Dickson, the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. James Dickson, of Miltown House.


Second-Lieutenant A. E. Coote, Royal Irish Rifles (East Belfast Volunteers), missing, is a son of the late Captain Coote, C.P.S., Armagh, and Mrs. Coote, Victoria Terrace, Armagh.

Second-Lieutenant W. H. Gregg, Royal Irish Rifles, officially reported missing, is a son of Mr. John Gregg, J.P., 3, Chichester Gardens, Antrim Road.


Second-Lieut. P. A. D. Jackson, Royal Irish Rifles (West Belfast Volunteers), wounded, is a son of Major C. Jackson, of the 17th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles, Ballykinlar.

Second-Lieut. Kenneth Mackenzie, of Ballyarton, Londonderry, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (Derry Volunteers), was wounded by an explosive shell during the great attack.

Second-Lieut. Herbert M. M'Kee, Royal Irish Rifles (West Belfast Volunteers), wounded, is the fourth son of the late Dr. M'Kee, of Belfast, and Mrs. M'Kee, Greenmount, Lisburn Road.

Captain and Adjutant G. Thompson, Royal Irish Rifles (Central Antrim Volunteers) wounded, is a son of Mrs. Thompson, Ollorba, Larne.

Second-Lieut. R. H. Morton, Royal Irish Rifles (West Belfast Volunteers), wounded, is a son of Mr. Joseph Morton, seed merchant, Banbridge.


Rev. James M'Connell, Ulidia, Holywood Road, Belfast, has just received a letter from Captain the Rev. W. R. F. Addison, C.F., regarding his son, Second-Lieut. R. W. M'Connell, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment), who was killed in action on 9th April, which states -- "He was what is known as the battalion bombing officer, and so was the leader, instructor, and controller of those very valuable specialists -- the bombers. On the morning of the 5th ult, he did his work brilliantly and well, and very quickly cleared the trenches in front of us of any Turks that were there; in the night attack of the same date he led his bombers in the same intrepid manner, and was in a great way responsible for the victory that ultimately was ours. Then on the morning of the 8th he was leading his men in the same brave and cheerful manner, when he was struck by a bullet that killed him instantly. He was buried the same evening not far from the spot where he fell. Sir, I. offer you my deepest sympathy, as your son and I had many interesting talks together, and I had a very great liking for the lad, and so, together with all his brother officers, we feel that we have indeed lost a brave, cheerful leader and good friend.

News of Captain C. C. Craig, M.P.

Mrs. Craig, wife of Captain Charles Curtis Craig, M.P. for South Antrim, acknowledging a sympathetic message from the South Antrim Constitutional Association regarding her husband, states that Captain Arthur P. I. Samuels, Royal Irish Rifles (South Antrim Volunteers), has sent her the following statement by Rifleman Samuel Rea, B. Company --

"At about ten o'clock, when we had got to the fourth line, there were a lot of Germans in the dug-outs who were sniping at the men approaching the fourth line. Just then I saw the captain hit in the right leg. He fell down, and myself and another man lifted him into a shell hole. We bandaged up his leg. The bullet had gone through the calf of his leg. About half an hour after, we had to fall back. The captain told us to look after ourselves. We could not have carried him back, as it was a long way to the third line, and he was very heavy. We left him in the shell-hole, and retreated back to the third line. We saw nothing more of him, and he must have been taken prisoner by the Germans, who were coming on. The captain did not seem to be in pain or to trouble at being left. He was just his own old self, and was quite all right when we left him."

Caring for the Wounded.

Many hundreds of wounded from the Ulster Division, whose splendid bravery and coolness in the recent advance has called for so much praise, are now under treatment in hospital both in London and the provinces. Members of the committee of ladies over which Lady Carson presides for looking after the comfort of the division have already paid many visits to these wounded, including the Duchess of Abercorn, Lady Carson herself, Lady Lonsdale, and Mrs. M'Calmont. All reports speak of the men as being wonderfully cheery, and show that officers and men alike speak in deepest praise of each other.




In a recent letter home the Rev. W. A. Wilson, M.A., of Coleraine, gives a vivid picture of the sad scenes that followed in Havre on the advance of 1st July, and of the work done by the Y.M.C.A. to cheer and succour our men:--

On Tuesday the awful trains of wounded began to crawl into Havre. I told you I had been given a pass to all the hospitals. I think I also told you how I had seen a hospital train come in on Tuesday afternoon, and how I had given a hand. On Wednesday afternoon Mr. Baron came into the dining-room and said, "Wilson, Harfleur is off, and I have got great work for you." An hour previously the military authorities had granted permission to him to erect a coffee-stand on the quay. He had been away seeing about an old portable one, and now he said the station and hangars were packed with wounded men waiting for the boats to come in, and that he wanted me to go and do whatever I thought best for suffering or dying men. He placed at my disposal an unlimited quantity of Woodbines. One lady rushed out and cornered the market of wild strawberries, securing quite a store, while another brought in a sheaf of flowers.

I think it was Miss Royce who motored down to start me, but the scenes were too touching for her; the tears began to flow, and she had to go home. And then, while Mr. Baron and the younger Reade went away miles up the docks to wrestle with the coffee-stand, I was left alone. That was four on Thursday afternoon, and I never left it till seven on Friday morning. I couldn't have done it.

Out and in amongst the endless lines of stretchers I went with my Woodbines and my postcards; now putting a fag between white lips and lighting it, because there were no hands left; now kneeling beside some hard-pressed fellow while he sent a gallant message on a postcard to mother or wife -- mostly to mothers, for they were all very young -- now wiping the dews of death with my handkerchief off some poor brow. All night long the hospital trains came in, and one after the other the white ships, with their blazing Red Cross, stole away into the darkness.

By nine o'clock reinforcements arrived. Mr. Baron and Mr. Reade got the stand up and the fire kindled, and by ten tea was ready. All night these two men and a Miss Hoare worked the hut. There were hundreds of orderlies and R.A.M.C. men, drivers of ambulances by the score, and the "walking cases" off the crowded platforms. Do not think the scenes were unbrokenly tragic. Tragic they were, but the tragedy was not immediately apparent. I would say five-sixths of the cases would be all right in a month or two or even less. Such confident fellows I never met. Amidst all the men I worked among on Wednesday night and last night I never heard one murmur or one groan. Some of the trains as they came in seemed more like Sunday-school excursions. The fellows could see the hospital ships on the tide, and no joke took so well, all that awful night as the call, "Change here for Blighty!"

At times the immense platforms would block up with stretcher cases, row on row on hundreds. But there never was confusion. The machinery worked without a hitch, though parts of that machinery had been at work twenty-three, twenty-four, and even twenty-seven hours without ceasing. Orderlies would come along wheeling urns of tea and vast hampers of bread and butter, and always some wag would keep up quiet merriment. There was no singing, of course, nor any attempt at it, for in each few square yards there would be some poor soul nigh to the gates of the grave. And so often I came across men I knew. Once I took a turn to the hospital upstairs. I heard a loud whisper, "Oh! Mr. Wilson." I stopped at a bed; it was a man named J. M'A., who lives at the Irish Houses. He said, "I never spoke to you before, but I worked at the Brickworks, and I know your son, for he was greatly interested in the making of bricks . . ." As the endless procession of stretcher cases passed to the steamer, a bright-faced lad, borne on a broad-backed sergeant, shouted, "I say, Mr. Wilson, what are you doing here?" It was S.C., of the Crannagh Hill, slightly wounded, and as merry as a sandboy. Then another chap hailed me, an old boy of the Coleraine Institution; he was lying prone on a Stretcher, but his face was radiant -- happily another slight wound.

The Church's Opportunity.

The following extract from a letter in the "Northern Whig" will form an appropriate supplement to this interesting communication -- As a father I believe that I represent the feelings of all parents when I say that we are ready to sacrifice much on behalf of our lads at the front. I yield to no man in my loyalty to the Church, and the Sabbath in which I have been unable to attend its services is to me a lost day. But I should rather sacrifice all that for the time of the war, if need be, so that the young men, who have gone from us at the most impressionable age, should have the help and guidance that experienced ministers can give to them. Many parents dread the influence of camp life, and particularly Continental camp life, far more than German bullets. We have put our young men, who have been sheltered all their lives until now, to face temptations of which they know little, and which have their greatest power at this impressionable age, and it is the duty of the Church, and its first duty, to uphold and look after these youths and to spread her wings around them. I have no hesitation in saying that if congregations all over the country were consulted they would be willing to join together, even at considerable inconvenience, so as to find men for this work. It will be no sacrifice, but a glorious privilege, to the men who go. They will come back as live men, whose lips have been touched with a live coal from the altar of God. The sacrifice will be made by the men who agree to do additional work at home, by the members who lose their ministers for a time, and, most of all, it will be made by the wives of the men who volunteer. I do not know many of the latter, but I knew my own mother and I know my own wife, and I am sure that the women of the manses will willingly take up their burden and carry it cheerfully and ungrudgingly, although it will be a heavy one indeed. Never was there such an opportunity. Will it be lost? There is no time to spare. Many thoughtful men have been for years wondering how the younger generations to be secured for the Church. This is the opportunity, and if seized on now there need be no fear that the men who come back will be loyal to the Church. But if the Church fails them now, as it seems to me it is in danger of doing, then can we be surprised if the pews are empty when the war is over? "Arise, quit you like men, be strong, and fear, not."



Mr. James Connolly, J.P., Ravensdale, Co. Louth, expired suddenly after breakfast on Tuesday morning.

Mr. Gilbert Ferguson has been co-opted a member of Fermanagh County Council, in room of the late Mr. T. Ferguson.

A competition organised by Helen's Ladies' Golf Club in aid of the U.V.F. Patriotic Fund last Thursday realised 32.

Rev. R. S. Morrison, B.D., preached the annual sermon to the Orangemen of Portadown on Sabbath evening in Carleton Street Orange Hall.

Miss Swanzy, sister of the Rev. H. B. Swanzy, M.A., St. Mary's Parish Church, Newry, has gone to France to take up Red Cross work.

County Tyrone Tuberculosis Committee have fixed the salary of the matron of the Dungannon Sanatorium at 70, with an annual increase of 2 10s for eight years.

The promises of Messrs. Walsh & Co., provision merchants, 122, Newtownards Road, Belfast, were practically destroyed by fire in the early hours of Sunday morning.

At a confirmation service held by the Lord Bishop of Derry and Raphoe at Stranorlar, fifty candidates from the district and from the parishes of Meenglass, were presented.

Mr. William Everett Parish, draughtsman, Second Division Ordnance Survey, Belfast, has been granted the Imperial Service medal as a recognition of long and meritorious service.

An "American tea" was given at Ollarview, Ballyclare, the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hill, on Saturday, in aid of the U.V.F. Patriotic Fund, and was highly successful.

Mr. Joseph Skillen, manager of the Phoenix Weaving Factory, Harryville, Ballymena, has just received intelligence that his son, Lieut. Fred Skillen, has been promoted to be full lieutenant.

Portetewart Urban Council have decided to ask the owners of a motor char-a-banc plying for hire between Portrush and Portstewart, to contribute 15 towards the upkeep of tho roads.

Mrs. Thompson, Clooneavin, and Miss Campbell, Rosetta, organised two concerts last Thursday in Rostrevor, in aid of funds to provide comforts for the prisoners of war, and for the British Red Cross Society.

The news has been received by Mrs. Scott, Knocknagor, Gilford, that her younger son, Private Edward Scott (County Down Volunteers), has been recommended for the D.C.M. for his conspicuous bravery.

East Antrim Constitutional Association, at a meeting held in Ballyclare on Friday, passed a resolution of condolence with the families, relatives, and friends of the men killed or wounded in the recent fighting in France.

Under the auspices of the Bangor Voluntary Aid Detachments, a very enjoyable and successful open air fete was held on Friday in the Ward Park, Bangor, the proceeds being in aid of the funds of the Red Cross Society.

Cookstown Guardians have decided to take steps to close the Cookstown Workhouse, and have appointed a committee to find out from the Dungannon and Magherafelt Guardians at what cost they would take over the inmates.

Comber Spinning Mill employees have agreed to forego their annual excursion this year, and have forwarded the sum of 40, the amount which the excursion would have cost, to Sir Robert Liddell, the treasurer of the Ulster Patriotic Fund.

The report of the month's working of the Belfast Branch of the N.S.P.C.C. shows that 107 cases, affecting the welfare of 369 children, had been investigated. In eight cases prosecution was resorted to; the remainder were dealt with by warning.

On Thursday evening a very enjoyable concert was held at Donard Camp, Newcastle, under the auspices of the Y.M.C.A. -- Colonel R. H. Wallace, C.B., presiding. There was a very lengthy and varied programme, which was well enjoyed by the officers and men of the battalion and their friends.

In the results of the Oxford Final Classical School there appears the name of Mr. Thomas Scott, one of the only three candidates in Class I. Mr. Scott is the son, of Mr. James Scott, late of H.M. Customs service in Belfast, and was for many years a distinguished pupil of the Royal Academical Institution.

Mr. David Crawford Moore Lindsay, Black Watch, only son of Mr. D. M. Lindsay, late of Gracehill House, Co. Antrim, was married on Saturday at St. Mary Magdalene Church, Wethersfield, Essex, to Miss Enid Fortescue Flannery, younger daughter of Sir Fortescue and Lady Flannery, Wethersfield Manor.

It was reported at the monthly meeting of the Committee of Management of Belfast and District Lunatic Asylum that there were on the asylum register the names of 1,227 patients, of whom 510 were at Grosvenor Road and 717 at Purdysburn. Tenders for the supply of coal were received and accepted.

The death has occurred in a private nursing home of Mr. William Daniel O'Brien, director of the Franklin Laundry Co., who was the pioneer of the laundry industry in Belfast. In religion he was a member of the Society of Friends, and his death has left a vacancy on the committee, of the Friends' School at Prospect Hill, Lisburn.

At the bi-monthly meeting of the Board of Management of the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast -- Sir William Crawford, J.P. presiding -- a letter was read from the Editor of the "Northern Whig," enclosing a cheque for 2,117 16s 6d, being the result of their appeal for subscriptions to clear off the deficit on last year's working of the institution.

At a specially summoned meeting of the committee of Lurgan Agricultural and Recreation Association, held on Tuesday evening, a long discussion took place regarding the advisability of abandoning this year's show in view of the very heavy losses the town and district had sustained in the recent advance the front, and it was unanimously agreed to abandon the fixture.

Sir Robert Liddell, at the annual meeting of the Linen Workers' Insurance Society in Belfast, stated that they had invested almost 2,300, of which 726 was in the new war loan, and if the amount standing to credit with the National Health Insurance Commissioners at 31st December last be added to this the investments and funds available for investment would be about 3,000.

At a meeting of Strabane Nationalists held on Saturday to consider the proposed exclusion of the six Ulster counties from the Home Rule Act, a letter was read from Mr. T. W. Russell, M.P., disapproving of the proposals, and stating that if the two Ulster counties and the city of Derry were to be handed over to Ulster Orangemen -- because that was what it meant -- it ought not to be done without taking a vote of the people of these counties.

At a special meeting of the Donegal County Council, when the question of the partition of Ireland was discussed, Mr. Doherty, who handed in a notice of motion dealing with the subject, said that they should insist on the county and union boundaries being made coterminous, otherwise a rateable valuation of 79,981 9s situated in Donegal would be included for union purposes in Derry and Tyrone.

On the motion of Br. Colonel R. H. Wallace, C.B., D.L., Grand Master of Belfast, seconded by Br. A. P. Dalzell, Deputy-Grand Master, a resolution was passed in silence at the Orange anniversary service in the Ulster Hall, expressing intense gratification at the heroism and self-sacrificing stand made by the Ulster Division in France, expressing deep sympathy with those who have been bereaved, and also with those who have been bereaved, and also with our gallant soldiers wounded and in hospital, and praying that the God of all grace may pour out His spirit of comfort on the multitude of sorrowing hearts.



Rev. J. B. Stevenson, B.A., a well-known Congregational minister, and the author of children's books, who succeeded Rev. R. J. Campbell, at Brighton, has died at Beckenham.

Lord Castletown, Sir David Barrel, Lord Chief Justice Cherry, and Justices Wylie and Pim have been appointed Lords Justices for the government of Ireland during the vacancy of the office of Lord Lieutenant.

A special Kitchener week at a large munition factory at Leeds resulted in 9 per cent, extra time, more than 22 per cent, increase in the output, and the collection by the workers, mostly women, of 25 for the General Infirmary.

At the investiture at Buckingham Palace, among the thirty new knights to whom his Majesty gave the accolade was Sir Robert Liddell, the popular High Sheriff of County Down, whose public services in Ulster are well recognised.

Mr. Montague has been appointed Minister of Munitions, Mr. M'Kinnon Wood Chancellor of the Duchy and Financial Secretary to the Treasury, and Mr. Tennant, Secretary for Scotland. Lord Curzon has become a member of the War Council.

The number of committals to prisons in Scotland last year was 27,340, a decrease of 16,195, as compared with 1914, and the lowest total since 1869. One of the suggested causes for this great diminution is the restriction on the sale of intoxicating liquor.

Commander Max Horton and the crew of submarine E9 were awarded prize bounty in the Prize Court, London, for the destruction of the German Cruiser Hela and a German torpedo boat. For the Hela 1,050 and for the torpedo boat 350 was awarded.

The return of the National War Savings Committee for the week ended June 24 shows that the number of War Savings Certificates sold was 965,762, being an increase of 298,546 on the number sold during the preceding week. Ireland secured 140,942 of these certificates.

The text of the treaty concluded between Russia and Japan contains a provision by which they will consult with each other on the measures to be taken with a view to support and co-operation being given to one another for the safeguarding of rights and interests in the Far East.

The Postmaster-General on Tuesday received a deputation representing 100,000 postal workers of all grades, when increases of wages were claimed on account of the higher cost of living. Mr. Pease declined to discuss the details presented, but promised to lay the whole of the points before the Government.

A heavy rainstorm was experienced over the greater part of Scotland on Friday and Saturday, and much damage is reported from flooding, particularly in Perthshire, Forfarshire, and Fifeshire. Several railway bridges collapsed, and at Scone the foundations of a house were washed away. Crops have also been seriously damaged.

A Parliamentary return has been issued, showing the names of all aliens to whom certificates of naturalisation have been issued, and whose oaths of allegiance have, during the year 1915, been registered at the Home Office. The total number of aliens naturalised during the year was 931 males and fifty-two females. Russian subjects comprise a third of the total number of aliens naturalised.

At Carlisle Lord Lonsdale opened the first Government refreshment house in England, called Gretna Tavern and Coffee House, which forms the first step in the development of the Liquor Control Board's new scheme for the district. His Lordship trusted a combination which took neither the side of the teetotalers nor the side of the consumers of alcohol would prove a benefit to the community.

The Earl of Crawford, who succeeds Lord Selborne as Minister for Agriculture, is the premier earl of Scotland, and as Lord Balcarres was formerly chief Unionist Whip in the House of Commons. Shortly after the war began he enlisted as a private in the Royal Army Medical Corps, and has seen active service. His promotion to the rank of second-lieutenant was gazetted only a few days ago.

The Board of Trade returns for the month of June again make a satisfactory showing. The imports amounted to 87,036,349, against 76,008,588 in the corresponding month of last year, an increase of 11,027,761; while exports totalled 47,274,563, compared with 33,233,568, an increase of 14,040,995. The value of last month's exports was the largest since the commencement of war, and shows an increase of 7,401,587 over June, 1914.

His Majesty the King has approved of the appointment of the Right Hon. David Lloyd George, M.P., as Secretary of State for War, in place of the late Earl Kitchener; and of the Earl of Derby, K.G., as Under Secretary for War. Mr. Lloyd George was Chancellor of the Exchequer until appointed head of the new Ministry of Munitions; and Lord Derby's name will always be chiefly associated with the great scheme for voluntary enlistment.

The Right Hon. Sir Edward Grey, Bart., K.G., M.P., Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, has had the dignity of an earldom of the United Kingdom conferred upon him by the King. In consequence of his elevation to the peerage not more than four of the five Secretaries of State will have seats in the House of Commons. Until 1906 the rule was for the Foreign Secretary to be a peer. The new peer has been in Parliament uninterruptedly for over thirty years.



Culnady congregation has suffered a severe loss in the death of Mr. James Anderson, which took place at his late residence, Dungleady. The funeral was large and representative, and testified to the high esteem in which he was held in the district. On the following Sabbath, at the close, of the morning service in Culnady Rev. V. M. Corkey suitably referred to the loss they had sustained. He said personally he felt that he had lost the best friend and the best worker he had in the congregation. Every Sabbath morning, rain or shine, Mr. Anderson was always at his post at ten o'clock in the Sabbath-school, where he had been a faithful superintendent and teacher for many years. He took a deep interest in the religious education of the young, and was beloved by the children. As a devoted elder he was most assiduous in visiting the aged and the infirm, and was very attentive in cases of sickness. He loved his church, and always esteemed his minister very highly in love for his works' sake. For many years he represented the congregation at the General Assembly, and always took a deep interest in anything that pertained to the welfare of the Church. He bore a long and trying illness with patience and fortitude, and passed away peacefully on a Sabbath evening. His work was done, well done, and he has left for another and brighter shore. He leaves a widow and four children, for whom the deepest sympathy is felt in their sore loss.


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The Witness - Friday, 21 July 1916


CROCKETT -- July 16, at Raffrey Manse, Crossgar, to Rev. J. S. and Mrs. Crockett -- a daughter.

MINNIS -- July 18, at Saintfield, to Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Minnis -- a daughter.


JOHNSON -- July 12, at the residence of her uncle, Henry M'Cance, Cherryville, Spa, Ballynahinch, Winnifred (Winnie), youngest and dearly-beloved daughter of the late James and Grace Johnson, of Walnut Place, Belfast. Interred in First Saintfield Burying-ground.
   "Asleep in, Jesus."
Inserted by her loving Auntie, MARY NEWELL.

TATE -- July 19, 1916, at his residence, 3, Adela Place, Jonathan Tate. Funeral to City Cemetery to-day (Friday), at 2-0 p.m. No flowers.

ANDERSON -- July 15 (suddenly), at Brighton, Robert Anderson, 29, Sandhurst Drive, Stranmillis Road, Belfast (late of G.P.O.).

ARMSTRONG -- July 19, at Beechgrove, Dungannon, Mary, daughter of the late Daniel Armstrong, R.A.M.S.

BAIN -- July 10, at his residence, Drumman, Richhill, Isaac, the dearly-beloved husband of Martha Bain.

CLARKE -- July 14, at Leathern House, Crumlin (the residence of her son, Wm. R. M'Kinstry), Martha, widow of the late Rev. D. J. Clarke, Lisburn, and daughter of the late Wm. and Martha Yeates, Corn Market, Belfast.

DUGAN -- July 19, at her residence, Ballymeglaff, Agnes, relict of the late Robert Dugan.

TREW -- July 16, at her residence, Artnagullion, Kells, Jane, relict, of the late Alexander Frew.

GIRVAN -- July 14, at her residence, 51, Castlereagh Street, Jane, the beloved wife of Edward Girvan.

GRAHAM -- July 13, at her residence, Johnstown House, Hamiltonsbawn, County Armagh, Annie, wife of John Graham.

HARRISON -- July 12, at the residence of his parents, Castle Street, Antrim, Sidney Spence, youngest and beloved son of of Andrew and Emily Harrison.

HILL -- July 14, 1916, at her late residence, "The Orchards," Randalstown, Emily Malcolm, the beloved wife of Hugh J. Hill, J.P.

HILTON -- July 16, at his residence, Glencoe, Osborne Park, Belfast, Robert J. Hilton, J.P., eldest son of the late Wm. Hilton, Portglenone, in his 76th year.

HOUSTON -- July 15, at his residence, Tirgarvil, Upperlands, Co. Derry, William Jas. Houston.

JOHNSTON -- July 14, at Knockcairn, Dundrod, Alexander (Sandy), eldest and dearly-beloved son of Samuel and Katie Johnston, aged 21 years.

LENNOX -- July 14, at her father's residence, at 59, High Street, Holywood, County Down, Mary, eldest daughter of Alexander and Margaret Lennox.

MAGEE -- July 14, at her husband's residence, 5, Dufferin Terrace, Ballysillan, Elizabeth (Lizzie) (nee Spence), the beloved wife of William John Magee.

MAGILL -- July 18 (the result of an accident), at Ulster Bank House, Cookstown, Herbert John Stephens, only son of Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Magill, aged 11 years.

MARTIN -- July 13, at her residence, Glen Villa, Donacloney, Rachel, twin daughter of the late Hugh Martin, of Feney, Maralin, County Down.

MEANEY -- July 17, at her residence, 121, Royse Road, Dublin, after a tedious illness patiently borne, Susan Elizabeth (Lizzie), the beloved wife of William Meaney.

M'ALISTER -- July 14, at her residence, Capanaugh, Glenarm, Rose, widow of the late Hector M'Alister, aged 93.

M'CLELLAND -- July 13, at Annahugh House, Loughgall, Rachel, widow of the late David M'Clelland.

M'DONNELL -- July 15, at her residence, Parkview, Coleraine, Elizabeth, widow of the late J. M'Donnell, Ballyadam, Portaferry.

M'NEILLY -- July 16, at his residence, Hightown, Whitewell, Joseph, the beloved husband of Ellen M'Neilly.

STRANAGHAN -- July 13, at Ballylone, Ballynahinch, Grace, widow of Hugh Stranaghan.

Killed in Action

M'CLEERY -- Killed in action, July 1st, 1916, at the Battle of the Somme, Sergeant James Moore M'Cleery, Royal Irish Rifles First County Down Volunteers), aged 21 years, son of Rev. John R. M'Cleery, Killyleagh.



Sir D. Haig and Munitions.

A conference of organised trades held at Caxton Hall, Westminster, on Tuesday, on the question of holiday postponement, had read to it a letter from Sir Douglas Haig appreciating the efforts of munition workers to furnish the quantity of ammunition necessary to bring the campaign to an early and successful conclusion.

"At the moment," wrote Sir Douglas, "we are engaged in the greatest battle the British Army has ever fought. Our daily progress has been continuous since the battle opened, but the successes of our gallant troops have only been made possible by the guns and ammunition turned out at home." He asked for the non-cessation of work on the ground that any suspension "might even mean the addition of many months to the pressure which we have now brought to bear on the enemy."

Mr. Montagu, Minister of Munitions, exhibited a chart showing a drop in the output at Christmas and Easter, and a much smaller drop at Whitsuntide, and mentioned that the Government were considering the question of releasing work people for holidays in batches. Ultimately the meeting decided to assure Sir Douglas Haig and the troops that the workers would not relax their efforts, and to recommend that holidays involving interruption of production should be postponed until military exigencies permit.



An Islandmagee Function.

A cake and fancy fair organised by the ladies of the First Presbyterian and Methodist churches of Islandmagee was held in Kilcoan Schoolroom on the 14th inst. The Rev. David Steen, B.A., who presided at the opening ceremony, after praise and prayer, said the Prime Minister had told them the other day that "the gallant Ulster Division had covered itself with undying fame." If the sons of Ulster were displaying hereditary valour on the fields of France, the daughters of Ulster were covering themselves with imperishable glory by their untiring efforts to provide comforts for their brave brothers, and to mitigate their privations and sufferings in every way that their ingenuity could devise. The object of their effort was to assist their wounded soldiers. He had much pleasure in calling upon Mrs. Milliken, of Lough Head, to declare the sale open. She required no introduction to an Islandmagee audience from him. He had ever found her most generous towards any object which claimed and deserved her sympathy and support.

Mrs. Milliken, who was well received, in the course of a neat little speech, said they were all proud of their Ulster lads, but their pride was tinged with grief that so many of them had fallen in action. It was their duty, and it might to be looked upon as a privilege to do everything in their power to alleviate the sufferings of their brave sons who had been wounded. The Red Cross Society was doing a noble work. She congratulated the ladies on their noble efforts, and on the harmony manifested by the two churches working together. She had pleasure in declaring the fair open, and wished them abundant success.

On the motion of Mrs. Steen, a cordial vote of thanks was passed to Mrs. Milliken, conveyed by the Chairman, and acknowledged by her husband, Mr. Thomas Milliken, J.P.

A grand patriotic concert was given in the evening before an audience of almost five hundred. A number of officers and men from the Admiralty vessels in Larne Lough were present, some of whom took part in the programme, and were received with much enthusiasm. On the motion of Mr. John Dick, R.D.C., a hearty vote of thanks was passed to the performers, and acknowledged by Commander Bidgood, R.N. The National Anthem was sung with great heartiness, the sailors leading. The performers were afterwards entertained by the ladies. The proceeds of the fair and concert, which were very successful, will be divided between the U.V.F. Patriotic Fund and the Countess of Shaftesbury's Branch of the Red Cross Society.



Sir Edward Grey, in a farewell letter to his constituents, states that every week the Allies are gaining and the enemy is losing confidence.

Mr. H. J. Tennant was formally re-elected member of Parliament for Berwickshire on Tuesday on his appointment as Secretary for Scotland.

Six Burns manuscripts were sold in London for 903. A copy of the subscription bill or prospectus of the first edition of his Poems (1786) brought 275.

An Athens telegram says King Constantine was slightly injured aa a result of the forest fire which destroyed the Royal chateau. Twenty-three lives were lost.

The governing body of Eton College have appointed Mr. F. H. Rawlins, who has been Lower master since 1905, Vice-Provst, the office being vacant through the resignation of Mr. F. Warre Cornish.

The Secretary of State for the Colonies is informed that the High Commissioner for New Zealand had received up to the 14th inst. a sum of 44,102, which has been raised in New Zealand for the dependants of men lost in the recent North Sea battle.

The Prime Minister has appointed a committee to consider the commercial and industrial policy to be adopted after the war, with special reference to the conclusions reached at the Allied Conference in Paris. Lord Balfour of Burleigh is chairman.

The National Revenue returns for the week ended Saturday last, show heavy disbursements, the total expenditure amounting to fully forty-three millions. Of this amount supply absorbed 41,750,000, compared, with twenty-two millions for the corresponding period last year.

Dr. Glyn Jones, aged fifty-five, of Llansawel, a well-known doctor in East Carmarthenshire, was shot dead on Saturday. While proceeding to attend a farmer he was met by a son of the latter, and it is alleged that the son, who is thirty-four years of age, fired a gun which killed the doctor.

At a meeting of farmers at Northampton a resolution was adopted protesting against the decision of the Government to pay 35 per cent, over 1914 prices for wool. The resolution declared that the cost of production has gone up 60 per cent, since 1914, and that prices should rise in proportion.

Two men, named William Grimes and Christopher Mead, were killed in a motor accident near Bedford on Saturday night while returning from the annual outing of the Bedford South End Working Men's Club. Their car got out of control descending a steep hill and ran into a telegraph post.

According to "Stubbs' Weekly Gazette," the failures in the United Kingdom, including Registered Deeds of arrangement, for week ending 15th July, 1916, were 45 (England and Wales 39, Ireland 2, Scotland 4), against 93 (England and Wales 81, Ireland 3, Scotland 9), for corresponding week last year -- decrease 48,

Second-Lieut. William B. Power, of the Royal Flying Corps, was killed whilst flying. His aeroplane, when over Farnborough Common, was seen to side-slip and then nose-dive to the earth. The machine was completely wrecked, and the pilot was killed instantly. The officer received his commission only recently.

The Rev. G. A. Alington, headmaster of Shrewsbury, has been elected headmaster of Eton. The Rev. Cyril Alington has been headmaster of Shrewsbury School since 1908, and was formerly assistant master at Marlborough and Eton, and examining chaplain to the Bishop of Lichfield. The new headmaster was born in 1872.

The daily sales of war saving certificates in Ireland during the week ended July 1, the latest date available, were as follows -- Monday, 3,530; Tuesday, 3,698; Wednesday, 3,446; Thursday, 6,304; Friday, 6,552; end Saturday, 2,857 -- a total for the week of 26,465. Adding this total to the number previously sold, we find that the Irish aggregate to July 1 was 167,407.

The "Board of Trade Labour Gazette," in its current issue, compares existing retail food prices with those ruling at the same time last year and before the outbreak of war. Prices on July 1 were higher than on June 1 by 1½ per cent. Compared with July 1, 1915, prices showed an average increase of 22 per cent., and of 61 per cent, when compared with pre-war prices.

At the annual conference of the Federation of Grocers' Associations at Nottingham resolutions were carried demanding that alien enemies should not be allowed to trade under assumed names, protesting against manufacturers trading over the heads of their trade customers for local contracts, and urging the appointment of a member of the federation upon the Sugar Commission.

An excursion train on the West Clare Railway, with many passengers from Ennis and Limerick, was entering Ennis Station on Sabbath night, when the brakes failed to work, and the engine crashed through the public entrance to the platform, and tore away a wing and the supports of the iron bridge across the permanent way. No one was injured, but there were some narrow escapes.

Brigadier-General Byrne, the new Inspector-General of the Royal Irish Constabulary, is the second son of the late Doctor Byrne, D.L., of Londonderry, who was so well-known in the North of Ireland. His eldest brother Colonel Byrne, late Connaught Rangers, is at the War Office, and two younger brothers are at the front -- one in Mesopotamia, with the Dorset Regiment, and one in France, with the Royal Engineers.

Mr. L. Ginnell, M.P. for North Westmeath, was arrested and charged at Bow Street, London, on Saturday, under the Defence of the Realm Act, with obtaining entrance to Knutsford Detention Barracks by false pretences. It was stated accused had given the name of Mag Fhionnghail, and asked to see some of the Irish prisoners who were specially confined. Mr. Ginnell urged that he had a right to use the name of Mag Fhionnghail, which was the Irish for Ginnell. Defendant was remanded on bail.

There are to be no August Bank Holidays. Our success in the gigantic military operations now taking place depends entirely on the continuance of an unlimited supply of munitions, and in order to ensure this the Government have decided that the August stoppage of work shall be postponed. Mr. Asquith in the House of Commons pledged the Government to see that "as soon as military exigencies permit" all postponed holidays are given in full.

Mr. Lloyd George presided in London at an Allied Conference on Munitions, attended by representatives of France, Russia, Italy, and Britain, at which a satisfactory conclusion was reached. He reviewed the present military situation at length, and pointed out how the combined offensive east and west had been made possible by the tremendous increase in the output of guns and munitions. The initiative had been wrenched out of the hands of the enemy, and victory was beginning to flow in our direction. He concluded with an appeal to employers and men not to relax their efforts.




Lord Justice Molony, at the opening of the Monaghan Assizes on Friday, informed the Grand Jury that there were only four cases for trial, in two of which bills had already been found. The general state of the county was satisfactory. There were eight specially reported cases against seven in the corresponding period last year; and there was a decrease in the number of convictions for drunkenness. His Lordship paid a tribute to the valour of the Irish troops at the front.


Opening County Armagh Assizes on Monday, Mr. Justice Gordon said there were only three cases of a minor nature to be heard.

The reports which he had received from the authorities enabled him to congratulate the Grand Jury heartily upon the continued peaceful, orderly, and good character of their county. Since the last Assizes there were twenty-three specially reported cases, contrasted with twenty specially reported cases for the corresponding period of the previous year, but there was no increase either in the number or character of the cases which could in any way lead one to conclude that the peace of the county was not well maintained. The records showed a diminution, and a very considerable diminution, in the number of cases of drunkenness.


At Fermanagh Assizes, the following resolution was passed by the Grand Jury -- "That we, the Grand Jury of County Fermanagh, at Summer Assizes assembled, desire to assure his Majesty's Government that we consider Martial Law essential to the well-being and safety of the country during the present crisis."



The Registrar-General's return of the number of natives of Ireland who emigrated from Irish ports during the month of April last shows that the total number was 482 (125 males and 357 females), as compared with 824 (440 males and 384 females) in the same month last year, a total decrease of 342. In the month of May Irish emigrants numbered 491 (79 males and 412 females), compared with 1,025 (620 males and 405 females) in May, 1915, a total decrease of 534. During the first five months of the present year 2,146 emigrants (846 males and 1,301 females) left Ireland. In the same period in 1915 the number was 2,938 (1,820 males and 1,118 females). All the provinces share in the total decrease of 792 for the present year. Of the emigrants for the months of April and May last, 520 went to the United States, and 70 of them had their passages paid for in America.



For some weeks since the close of the "Evenings to our Troops," concerts have been given in the hospitals by members of the War Workers' League and other friends. On Friday last a very large number of our brave men, some just returned from the front, were entertained by Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Osborne and the members of the league to a most successful concert (followed by fruit, amp;c.) in King George V. Hospital. The principal items were given by a party of the Middlesex Imperial Yeomanry and A.S.C., including Sergeant Dunsford, Sergeant-Major Henning, Corporal Stone, Corporal Squire, Trooper Forde, Trooper Jenkins, and Sergeant-Major Oruden, and Sergeant W. H. Jones, of the Lancers, gave most valuable and interesting duets, &c. Sergeant Jones also contributed several songs and monologues in his usual hearty style. Private Roberts, Miss Smith, Miss E. Smith, and Miss Brock also assisted in the programme. The matron kindly provided tea for the artistes, and at the close three cheers and a vote of thanks were passed to the Rev. Dr. Osborne and the hon. secretary of the concert. An apology was received from Mr. Jas. Beggs, who was absent on holidays.



Moderator's Pastoral Letter.

The following pastoral letter has been addressed to the ministers of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland by the Right Rev. Dr. West, Moderator of the General Assembly:--

My Dear Brethren, -- I write to ask you throughout the Assembly to observe the 4th August, 1916, the second anniversary of the declaration of war, as a day of intercessory prayer. Arrange for united meetings either during the day or in the evening as most convenient in your various centres.

I believe God is leading us to final victory through the sacrifice of their lives on behalf of liberty and righteousness by our brave men who have fallen. God is the bearer of prayer. He is also the Lord of Hosts. When Joshua fought against Amalek Moses prayed. There seemed very few in prayer while many were fighting. But there were praying men as well as fighting men in this great warfare. Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right? Our Lord says "Men ought always to pray and not to faint." The Church at first prayed, and at Pentecost God gave the power of the Holy Spirit. The Church prayed for deliverance from their enemies, and God turned the things which were against them to the furtherance of the Gospel. Let us not be over anxious, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving make our requests known unto God. His promise is "Call upon Me in the day of trouble and I will deliver thee and thou shalt glorify Me." -- Yours faithfully,


The Primate's Arrangements.

Arrangements are being made to hold special services in every church in the Diocese of Armagh, at an hour likely to suit the largest number of worshippers in every parish, on Friday, August 4th. The service in the Cathedral will be at 3-15 p.m., and the Primate will be the preacher, as also at Portadown on the same evening. The special features of every service will be (1) prayer for victory; (2) thanksgiving; (3) memorial of the dead, especially of the officers and men of the Ulster Division.



It is with sincere regret we announce the death of Mr. R. J. Hilton, J.P., which took place on Sunday evening at his residence, Glencoe, Osborne Park. Mr. Hilton, who came of a sturdy Ulster Presbyterian race, though he had reached the ripe age of 75, was able to attend to his usual duties till quite recently. He was the son of the late Mr. Wm. Hilton, of Montgawn, Portglenone, and, like his father and family, took the greatest interest in the cause of the tenant-farmers as well as in the cause Presbyterianism. His first business connection was with the late Mr. W. H. Milligan, tobacco and snuff manufacturer, first as assistant, and afterwards as partner; and on the death of Mr. Milligan he became senior partner of the firm, retiring in 1901, after forty years' faithful and successful connection with it. But he was subsequently, and till his death, chairman of the Board of directors of Leahy, Kelly, & Leahy, Ltd., tobacconists, and also director on the Irish Board of the Yorkshire Insurance Co. A capable business man, and a most kindly and courteous gentleman, Mr. Hilton became early connected with the Masonic body, and passed through all gradations and positions of honour -- he had reached what is known in the Order as the Thirty-third Degree, which is tho Supreme Degree of the Order. Seventeen years ago he was appointed Deputy Grand Master of the Province of Antrim, a position he filled with acceptance and honour till he resigned in the spring, to the great regret of the body, and especially to the regret of Lord Shaftesbury, the Grand Master. His interest in Masonry, and especially in the charities of the Order, was unceasing; indeed, we might say those of the Order in general were a great part of his non-business life. But he took an interest in all charitable and philanthropic work as well. He was interested in public more than in local affairs. A Liberal of the old school, he became an ardent supporter of the Union, as the vast majority of the old Liberals did, and was one of the most ardent and enthusiastic supporters of all that made for the Unionist cause. He was appointed a magistrate in 1886, and was one of the founders of the Ulster Reform Club, of which he was a member at the time of his death. In his early Belfast life he was associated with Fisherwick Place, but for many years, when the Rev. J. B. Wylie was minister, he was connected with Great George's Street, and latterly with Elmwood, of which the Rev. Dr. Purves is minister. Gentleness and gentlemanliness, kindness and courtesy, uprightness and honour were the keynotes of Mr. Hilton's life and character. To know him was to love him, to enjoy his friendship was a privilege, and to secure his respect was a tribute. Mr. Hilton was married to a daughter of the late Mr. James Neill, Ballyrobin House, Killead, who pre-deceased him. He is survived by one son and four daughters, to whom we tender expressions of sincere sympathy and condolence on the bereavement they have sustained in the loss of one of the best of fathers and the best of gentlemen.

The interment took place at the City Cemetery on Tuesday. By the desire of the family, and quite in keeping with the unostentatious nature of the deceased gentleman, the funeral was of a private character. As a consequence, those present, apart from the immediate relatives, were intimate friends of the late Mr. Hilton in business, social, philanthropic, and Masonic circles. A brief service, of an impressive nature, was conducted at the home by the Rev. David Purves, M.A., D.D.. of Elmwood Presbyterian Church. In the immediate neighbourhood of the late Mr. Hilton's residence there were manifestations of the sincere sorrow felt at his decease, and en route to the place of interment the blinds were drawn in many of the residential and business houses. Rev. Dr. Purves also officiated at the side of the grave.

The funeral arrangements, which were excellently carried out, were entrusted to the firm of Melville & Co., Ltd.



We regret to announce the death of Mrs. D. J. Clarke, Crumlin, which occurred on Saturday night at the residence of her elder son, Mr. W. R. M'Kinstry, Crumlin, at an advanced age. It is noteworthy that Mrs. Clarke was born when the population of Belfast was only 40,000, and had as a teacher a granddaughter of the poet Burns. She was twice married, her first husband being Mr. Lee M'Kinstry, and her second the late Rev. David John Clarke, who was the first minister of Railway Street Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. During her long residence in Lisburn she made many friends by her kind and sympathetic manner. She leaves two sons -- Mr. Wm. R. M'Kinstry, of the Ulster Woollen Company, Crumlin; and Mr. M'Kinstry, who is in business in London, and was one of the founders of the Ulster Association, for which for some years he acted as hon. secretary.





An in memoriam service to the brave men of the Ulster Division who fell in action on 1st July was held in Westbourne Church on Sabbath evening last. Rev. Wm. Witherow, pastor loci, who preached, spoke from the text -- "Trust in Him at all times, ye people pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us" -- Psalm lxii. 8. In the course of his sermon he said -- When our gallant soldiers leaped from their trenches they determined to do their duty, for their King, their country, and their God, and to add fresh lustre to the fame of the Imperial province. How well they have done their duty, and how faithfully they have discharged their trust, is known now to the whole world. We honour the memory of the gallant dead, and we are grateful for their heroism and for the noble way they have responded to the call of King, and country, and God. At the same time, we sympathise deeply with the living, and our heartfelt prayers go out on behalf of the widows who mourn their husbands and the parents who mourn their children, and all the relatives who have been plunged in deep affliction. Our prayers this evening ascend not only for those connected with our own congregation, and our own Presbyterian Church, but for all the Ulstermen who have so bravely fought for King and country, overcoming the greatest difficulty, and shedding their blood freely for the cause that is so near and dear to us all. We will also pray that God will bless his Majesty the King and his Government, and we will pray for all the Allied nations; we will ask that God will graciously and speedily crown the arms of the Allies with victory, and bring about a righteous and a lasting peace.


The Ulstermen went forward courageously and gallantly, storming trench after trench, advancing perhaps only too recklessly, against the concealed lines of the enemy, fighting for every foot of ground, and holding it resolutely when won. Of course, they had to pay the price for their bravery; but they paid it without a murmur, without a thought of turning back. We are not yet able to measure the full effects of their mighty onslaught upon the German front, but we are sure they have brought the day of victory nearer. Those who have fallen have opened a path for others to follow. The papers have vied with each other in ringing the praises of our men. We are not yet in a mood to listen to their praises -- the number of our dead and wounded is too many. But the day will come when the battle of the Somme will record the most cherished and the proudest page of our history. Those who live in the coming years will recall with pride what their fathers and husbands and brothers and sons did in the great war, as history will also tell the story of their bravery to the end of time.


Considering the tremendous loss and sacrifice of this war, should we continue it? Before the forward movement began one thousand a day were being disabled at the front; and now, what shall we say about the tremendous havoc that has been wrought during the last fortnight among those whom we all have known so well? Message after message of sorrow is coming to Belfast and Ulster homes. The angel of death is abroad, and we can almost hear the beating of his wings. This being so, should we not give up the struggle? And so, we need to ask ourselves what we are fighting for? We are fighting for Britain, fighting to maintain unimpaired the glorious heritage of liberty and freedom of thought and action which our ancestors have handed down to us. Brethren, we can't give up this fight, and there must be no half-heartedness in it. It is a solemn crusade -- greater than those old crusades which nearly one thousand years ago thrilled the hearts of men and sent them out to rescue the tomb of Jesus from the enemies of Christ and Christianity. We should thank God for our Ulstermen who have fought for Britain and freedom, and in doing that have set a noble example in patriotism and self-sacrifice. Notwithstanding all we see and hear of suffering, "God is in His heaven, and all's right with the world." "The Lord God omnipotent reigneth," "He sitteth upon the floods -- He sitteth King for ever." "He will give strength unto His people, He will bless His people with peace." Our sorrow is a gift of God, and a token of His love, and is only a drop in the great ocean of suffering, and should teach us sympathy with those who are in like circumstances. A day is coming when this great war shall be ended, and we will meet in our churches and public halls to give thanks to God for peace. Another day is coming when there will be a new heaven and a new earth, and the instruments of warfare shall be laid aside for ever, and men shall learn war no more. Another day is coming when there will be a new heaven and a new earth, and the instruments of warfare shall be laid aside for ever, and men shall learn war no more. Another day is coming when we shall be all gathered home to heaven, and we shall join the multitude that no man can number that have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb; and the Lamb that is in the midst of the throne shall feed us, and lead us unto living fountains of water, and God shall wipe away all tears from our eyes. Then we will be able to look back upon all that has happened to us and say -- "He hath, done all things well."

Service at Crossgar.

On the evening of the 12th inst. a special intercessory service was conducted in Lissara Church on behalf of our soldiers and sailors. The church was well filled by a most devout and appreciative audience. The meeting was arranged and carried through in a highly satisfactory manner by the Rev. R. W. Dodds, O.T.D., of Botanic Avenue, Belfast, who is on holiday duty in the district. The choir attended in good numbers under the able leadership of Mr. George Edgar. The Rev. Mr. Dodds, having conducted the intercessory portion of the meeting, delivered a most sympathetic and thrilling address, dividing his remarks aptly into three simple parts -- namely, "The Field of Battle," "The Foe we Face," and "The Friends who Help." He concluded by pointing out the pressing need there is and will be to make the Ulster Volunteer Force Patriotic Fund a huge success if our maimed and crippled soldiers and sailors are to be properly cared for after the war. That this spontaneous effort was crowned with success will be seen from the fact that a collection of 5 was made after the address for the U.V.F. Patriotic Fund. The congregational roll of honour was then read, and the congregation engaged in silent prayer.

Tribute to Sec.-Lt. J. L. Hay.

On Sabbath last the Rev. Wm. Elliott, at the morning service in the Ballinasloe Church, made special reference to the death of Second Lieutenant J. L. Hay, Northumberland Fusiliers, the only son of Mr. Hay, Clonbrook. After preaching on the text, "Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again" (John xl, 25), he went on to say that Mr. Hay, who was one of the elders of that congregation, had received a most sympathetic letter from the captain of the company of which his son was second lieutenant, in which he said -- "Since I have had command of a company I have never had a more capable subaltern than your boy, and feel I have lost some one whose place cannot be filled. His disposition, too, was always so bright and sunny. Many a time when I have been worried about things Jimmy would come along with some humorous remark, and make one roar with laughter in spite of oneself. In fact, I think I can say that he was the most popular junior officer in the battalion. He met his death gloriously on Monday morning leading his platoon in an attack on a wood which was finally captured after some hard fighting." He died, continued Mr. Elliott, as we knew he would, gloriously; and we are proud of him. Others have gone to the front, and one of our brave lads is not, and they are all in our hearts; but this death comes very close to us. He was the fourth generation in the membership of our congregation -- baptised by my predecessor, and admitted by myself as a young communicant. He grew up amongst us, a most loving and dutiful son, a favourite at school and college. His day of service has been short, but it was full. He gave his all, and was faithful unto death. While we mourn the loss of a young life, for he had reached his twenty-first birthday, so full of promise and so dear to his parents, we are proud to think that another of our sons has made the great sacrifice. His parents are sorely stricken, and yet their sorrow is mingled with gratitude. They feel honoured that God gave them a son of whom they can cherish such proud and happy memories. They are greatly comforted, too, in the many expressions of sympathy and appreciation of the bravery and devotion of their boy that have come to them. As a congregation, we sorrow in their sorrow, and assure them of our prayerful sympathy. The family name has long and honourably been associated with our membership. It will now have a still higher place in the roll of honour among those who gave their lives for their King and country.

At the close of the service the Dead March in "Saul" was played, the congregation standing, many of whom were in tears.


Private M'Fadzean's Heroism.

At the monthly meeting of the governing body of the Central Presbyterian Association on Friday evening -- Mr. John Sinclair, president, in the chair -- deep regret was expressed at the casualties reported to the roll of honour members of the association. Sympathy was expressed with members who had been bereaved owing to relatives having made the supreme sacrifice in the recent great advance. The meeting directed a special minute to be recorded regarding the heroic death of the gallant young C.P.A. man, Private Wm. F. M'Fadzean, who, by his marvellous presence of mind and unequalled self-sacrifice, saved the lives of several comrades at the cost of his own. Sincere sympathy was expressed with the bereaved father, Mr. W. M'Fadzean, and the other relatives in their time of trial and sorrow.

Great regret was also expressed at the death in action of Sergeant Alfred Owens, whose brother, Mr. Thos. Owens, is a member of the governing body. The late Mr. Owens was a young man of great promise, a very popular member of the C.P.A., and a general favourite in social and business circles. Much sympathy is felt for his widowed mother and the other relatives in their bereavement.

Over a score of other young men connected with the C.P.A. have been wounded, including Captain J. Maynard Sinclair, the president's only son.


Sergeant James Moore M'Cleery, 1st Co. Down Volunteers, killed, was a son of Rev. John R. M'Cleery, Killyleagh. He was educated at Armagh Royal School, and joined the Ulster Division in September, 1914. Lieutenant Fullerton, his platoon officer, has furnished the relatives with the circumstances under which Sergeant M'Cleery was killed. Only twelve of the company were left when Lieut. Fullerton's men reached the German trenches, and this handful were then cut off from the rest of the division. For six hours they occupied the position so dearly won, but when their bombs ran out were helpless. By this time there were but the officer, Sergt. M'Cleery, and three men left, and the lieutenant sent the four back to a sunken road half-way between the opposing trenches. The little band reached the road, where they became anxious for their officer. The sergeant sent some of the men back to look for him, and the officer and these men had just reached the sunken road when a shell exploded beside M'Cleery, killing him instantly,




Sir, -- Kindly permit me to bring under the notice of our many friends and supporters our present urgent need for help to parry through the usual beneficent summer programme. Our work is as under:

(1) Our Holiday Homes, entertaining every week over ninety poor little boys and girls, many of them ailing, urgently call for support, in view especially of the increased prices of everything needed tor maintenance of the children. One cannot believe that it is the wish of those who think of the children and the future that we should even curtail this valuable work of repairing and restoring to health and vigour the run-down children of the humbler classes.

(2) We have been in the habit for many years of giving anywhere from 1,200 to 1,400 of the very poorest bairns in our crowded lanes and streets the delightful experience of a day by the seaside. We do not think that even amidst the many calls and claims that abound that anyone would desire this happy service to our poor bairns to be discontinued.

(3) Later in the season we send tired mothers, in some cases with one or two little children, to our Holiday Homes, when the season for the boys and girls is over. To take these jaded mothers from their homes and their toilsome lot and give them a week in the country must also, one thinks, appeal to those who think kindly of the humbler classes.

It may be added that we have already entertained, free of charge, 150 children of soldiers, some of whom have fallen in battle. We hope to double this number before the season is over. We are considerably short of funds at this moment, as compared with what we were a year ago, and one can only make appeal to all who sympathise with the kindly ministries above described to come to our help. Contributions will be gratefully received by yours, &c.,

Shankill Road Mission, Belfast, 19th July.

P.S. -- I wonder is there any friend of poor little children who could lend or give us a gramophone for their entertainment when the weather happens to be wet? Disused croquet or cricket sets, tennis racquets, &c., would also be greatly valued. -- H.M.




The British Expeditionary Force desire to express their gratitude to many Belfast friends who have so generously and patriotically presented gramophones and records. These delightful machines have been supplied by our well-known citizen, Mr. T. Edens Osborne, of 11, Wellington Place, who has been frequently complimented on his judgment in selecting suitable instruments for the B.E.F., and on the care he has given to packing, forwarding, &c. No more acceptable present could bo made to our gallant soldiers at the front. -- Correspdt.


The fact that over a thousand parochial clergy are now engaged with the troops and the shortage of candidates for ordination, has introduced a very acute problem into the Church of England. Before the war the ministry was quite inadequate to care with the work, and now that inadequacy is greatly increased, says the "Church of Ireland Gazette."



Mr. Matthew Kerr, who carried on an extensive business at Bridge Street, Comber, died suddenly while attending to his work.

At a special service in Portadown Parish Church his Grace the Lord Primate administered the rites of confirmation to 150 young persons.

Rev. W. J. Wilson, Queen Street Methodist Church, Lurgan, has accepted a cordial invitation to succeed Rev. W. J. Oliver, at Moira, in June, 1917.

Mr. Patrick M'Menamin, J.P., has been elected chairman of the Omagh Asylum Committee, and Lord Belmore has been appointed to the vice-chair.

Mr. J. K. M'Connell, solicitor, Omagh, when fishing at Rash, on the River Strule, captured a pike weighing 71b., and on opening it discovered a brown trout 1lb. in weight.

The directors of the Belfast and County Down Railway Company have declared an interim dividend on the ordinary stock of the company for the first half of the year at the rate of six per cent, per annum.

At the quarterly meeting of the Derry Corporation it was decided to recommend a temporary increase of 15 per cent, in charges fox electricity supply to all consumers, to commence from the quarter starting 1st August next.

As a result of the recent anniversary service in Clonallon Parish Church, under the auspices of the Carlingford Lough District L.O.L., the rector (the Rev. Dr. Glenny) has transmitted 5 17s 6d to the Lord Enniskillen Memorial Orphan Fund.

Mr. Charles K. S. Roberts, of Drumbean, Aughnacloy, who lost his left arm at Ypres, in November, 1914, while, serving with the 1st Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers, has been appointed to the vacant position of master at Dungannon Workhouse.

Mr. Hugh Crymble, sub-postmaster, Ballee, on the occasion of his retirement, has received a memorandum from the Postmaster-General to him, expressing his appreciation of the faithful service he rendered to the State during more than forty-one years.

Mr. John G. Robinson, eldest son of the late Andrew Robinson, Carrichue (County Derry), who has been resident in New Jersey for a number of years, has been elected to the high and important office of State Grand Master of the Royal Orange Institution.

Mr. R. Ponsonby Staples, of Lissan House, Cookstown, met with a rather serious accident. Whilst riding in the neighbourhood of Wellbrook his horse became frightened, and he was thrown off, fracturing his thigh, but he is progressing satisfactorily.

While on duty in the Warrenscourt waters a water-bailiff named Michael Finnegan, of Dooniskey, was shot at and wounded in the hands and leg. The dynamiting of fish on the River Lee has been highly destructive to preserving interests, and bailiffs had to keep a watch on poachers.

A sad accident occurred at Cookstown, which resulted in the death of Master Herbert Magill, only son of Mr. S. R. Magill, manager of the Ulster Bank. The boy, who was eleven years of age, was playing, and when climbing a roof slipped and fell on the pavement, fracturing his skull.

At the monthly meeting of the Castlereagh Rural District, Council a deputation was received from Cregagh, complaining that the water supply there was inadequate. Colonel M'Cance (chairman) said the matter would have careful consideration, and a special committee was appointed to deal with it.

A serious accident occurred. at Headwood, j near Larne, resulting in serious injuries to Mr. John Drummond, a member of the Larne Urban Council. It appears that he left his mother's house at Headwood with two horses, in order to engage in reaping operations and a short time after he was found lying in a pool of blood.

The rear of three houses in Mill Street, Larne, occupied by Mr. John M'Auley and Mr. William Rainey, collapsed and fell into the Point River, which flows down past the houses, from the Mill Street Mill and empties into Larne Harbour. Luckily the accident occurred before any of the occupants of the houses had retired to bed.

At a meeting of Warrenpoint Urban Council a resolution was passed asking the Great Northern Railway Company to grant facilities for all Sunday excursions, so long as the local authorities do not object and are prepared to see that good order prevails; The conditions at present in force, the Chairman said, resulted in a loss to the town.

An illuminated roll of honour was unveiled at the General Post Office, Newry, containing the names of twenty-eight of the members of the Newry District Post Office who had joined His Majesty's forces. Mr. H. J. M'Conville, J.P., chairman of the Urban Council, presided. Mr. G. A. Whiteman, surveyor, General Post Office, Dublin, unveiled the roll of honour amid applause.

The annual outing in connection with First Limavady Presbyterian Church Sabbath-school took place on Friday to Castlerock. The children, accompanied by their teachers and friends, spent a most enjoyable day, luncheon and tea being dispensed on the green. Rev. W. Browne, B.A., and Mrs. Browne, and Mr. R. A. Thorpe, congregational secretary, accompanied the children.

The tolls received in respect of the various commodities that passed through the Newry municipal markets during the year ended the 31st March last amounted to 1,351 1s 2d, and the working expenses totalled 955 Os O½d, leaving a net gain of 396 1s 1½d, which is a decrease of 23 8s 1d on the previous year. The tolls were 38 9s more than last year, but the working expenses showed an increase of 62 7s 5½d.

Dr. Bryan, Local Government Board auditor, in his report on the audit of the accounts of Lurgan Union, states that the expenditure for the half-year ended 31st March, 1916, was 6,124 18s 2d, as compared with 5,969 10s 9d for the corresponding period of the previous year. The average weekly cost of provisions, necessaries, and clothing worked out at 6s 8d, as compared with an average of 5s 9d for the corresponding period.

At the monthly meeting of the Donaghadee Urban Council -- Mr. Jas. Fullerton, J.P., presiding -- a letter was read from the Board of Trade intimating that they had decided to defer consideration of the revocation of the Donaghadee Electric Lighting Order for a further period of twelve months. It was resolved to obtain extra assistance during the summer to keep the streets in proper order and the district clean.

At Omagh District Asylum meeting on the 13th inst., Dr. Patrick, Resident Magistrate Superintendent, stated that there were so few Protestant attendants in the institution that on a recent Sunday there were only three attendants to take ninety-eight patients to church. Mr. Murnaghan suggested leaving the matter in the doctor's hands to appoint any Protestant who did apply to bring the staff of that religion up to the required strength, and this was agreed to.

Dr. Wallace, Coroner, held an inquest on Monday at Ballykinlar Camp on the remains of Private Francis Brown, 9th, R.I.R. (West Belfast Regiment), attached to the 17th R.I.R. From the evidence it appeared that Brown, who was wounded in France, and invalided to the camp, went to bathe on the morning of the 14th, and was not again soon alive, his clothing being found on the beach evening, and his body was recovered on Sabbath. The jury returned a verdict of "Accidental drowning."

The seventh annual meeting of the Poyntz-pass District Nursing Association was presided over by Major Maxwell A. Close D.L. The annual report was very satisfactory, and the financial statement showed that there was a debt balance of 8 15s 9d. Major Close was re-elected patron, and Lady Muriel Close was again appointed president. The Rev. A. Nelson, M.A., and Mr. H. A. Magenis, J.P., were elected honorary secretary and honorary treasurer respectively, and the Executive Committee was appointed.

A meeting of the Committee of Management of the Londonderry Lunatic Asylum was held in Coleraine -- Mr. H. T. Barrie, M.P., D.L. (chairman), presiding. Dr. Hetherington, resident medical superintendent, stated that the number of patients in the asylum was 535. The report from the inspectors of lunatics of the inspection of the asylum by Dr. F J. Considine on 6th and 7th June was of a most satisfactory nature, and stated that the condition and conduct of the asylum was everything that could be desired.

The following resolution was passed at the monthly meeting of the Executive Committee of the Bangor Soldiers' Club, on the motion of Mr. John Polson, seconded by Mr. D. Cheyne -- "That this meeting of the committee of the Bangor Soldiers' Club places on record its deep sympathy with the relatives of those who have fallen, and expresses its pride in the gallant bravery of the Ulster Division, which has won for itself a name of imperishable renown. That copies of this resolution be sent to Mr. and Mrs. Hewitt and those connected with the work of the Soldiers' Club who have been similarly bereaved."



We regret to announce the death of Mr. Wm. Dillon, of Tullyhappy, near Newry, who passed to his eternal reward on 7th inst. at the advanced age of eighty-seven years. The deceased was a large and successful farmer in his day, and he was highly respected in the district in which he resided. He was a lifelong member of the Kingsmills Presbyterian Church, and for over forty years served on the Congregational Committee. He took a keen interest in the affairs of the church, and was a liberal subscriber to all its funds. His wife predeceased him thirty-four years ago, and he is survived by two sons and four daughters.

The funeral took place on 10th inst. Previous to the removal of the remains an impressive service was conducted by the Rev. James Meeke, B.A., Warrenpoint, senior minister of Kingsmills, and his assistant and successor, the Rev. E. G. Tome, B.A. Speaking on the words, "Here we have no continuing city," the Rev. Mr. Meeke referred to his personal acquaintance with the deceased's family for a period of almost half a century, pointing out the many estimable qualities of the late Mr. Dillon, who bore all through his life a fine Christian character inherited from a saintly father and mother. The funeral cortege was a remarkable expression of regard and esteem, being the largest and most representative seen in the neighbourhood for many years. The chief mourners were -- Messrs. J. W. Dillon, Tullyhappy, and Alex. S. Dillon, Bushkill, Donaghmore (sons); David Elliott, John Henry, Crankey (sons-in-law); Wm. King, Joseph King, John King, Acheson Elliott, Robert Elliott, Alex. Elliott, John Elliott, Wm. Dillon, Wm. Kerr, Geo. Kerr (grandsons); Rev. R. J. Porter, Belfast; John D. Henry, R. W. Henry, Samuel Hooke (nephews). The services at the grave were conducted by the Rev. James Mulligan, B.A., First Drumbanagher and Jerrettspass; Rev. H. C. Stuart, Donaghmore; and the Rev. E. G. Torrie, B.A., Kingsmills.



The Mechanical Transport Service, A.S.C., has played an important part in the big advance, and recruits are urgently needed and can join at the City Hall, Belfast. Men of various trades, also learners, are needed, and on approval the pay is 2s 4d per day, with the usual army allowance. A list of the trades appears in our advertising columns, and it is hoped that there will be a good response.


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The Witness - Friday, 28 July 1916


CARRUTH--M'VICKER -- July 19, at Stewartstown Presbyterian Church, by Rev. L. E. M'Vicker, B.A., Monigaff, Scotland (brother of the bride), and Rev. T. A. Speer, B.A., Stewartstown, Second-Lieutenant John Carruth, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, fourth son of Mr. Elisha Carruth, Hightown, Mallusk, to Vera Maud Louise M'Vicker, B.A., only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M'Vicker, Stewartstown, County Tyrone.

KING--M'CREEDY -- July 19, 1916, at Ballysillan Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. Alex. Gallagher, John King, Fountainville N.S., Belfast, to Margaret Hamilton (Etta), eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John M'Creedy, 32, Clifton Crescent, Belfast.


ROULSTON -- July 12, at her son's residence, Kilcleen, Castlederg, Ruth, relict of the late James Roulston, in her seventieth year. Interred in the family burying-ground, Castlederg, on Friday, 14th inst. Sadly missed.

BEATTIE -- July 22, at her residence, Crosshill, Crumlin, Annie Dargan (late of Belfast), dearly-beloved wife of Joseph Beattie.

BURN'S -- July 20, at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Robert, husband of Mary Burns, Clonlee, Everton Drive, Cregagh.

CARLISLE -- July 22, at his residence, Drumgiven, Ballynahinch, Robert Carlisle.

CHAMBERS -- July 22, at her late residence, Balmoral House, Marion, wife of Joseph Chambers.

CLARKE -- July 21, at his mother's residence, Killead, William, eldest son of the late John Clarke.

COUSER -- July 25, at his residence, 108, Ormeau Road, Samuel, dearly-beloved husband of Eleanor Couser.

CRAIG -- July. 22, at his residence, Carneal, Raloo, Ephraim Craig.

CRAWFORD -- July 26, at her residence, Edenville, Seacliffe Road, Bangor, Mary Howe, widow of the late Thomas Crawford, The Green House, Dunmurry.

FORSYTHE -- July 24, at his residence, Dunturkey, Ballynure, John Forsythe.

GABBIE -- July 19, at Dundalk, W. J. Gabbie, M.R.C.V.S., aged sixty-two years.

GILMORE -- Died at Belfast, as the result of an operation, Ann Sarah Alexander, wife of the Rev. W. J. Gilmore, of Newtowncrommelin.

HADDEN -- July 22, at his residence, Beech Hill, Ballylane, Glenanne, County Armagh, John Hadden, in his eighty-eighth year.

HAMILL -- July 21, at her residence, Obin Street, Portadown, Annie Sophia, the beloved wife of Wm. Hamill, pig dealer.

JOHNSTON -- July 20 (suddenly), Rev. G. Johnston, late Rector of Launceston, England.

KILLOPS -- July 24, at his residence, Crescent, Comber, William Killops.

LOWRY -- July 11, at Basra, from cholera, Captain H. C. Lowry, A.V.C., only son of the late James Lowry, J.P., Belfast and Magheramorne, and dearly-beloved nephew of T. E. and S. Lowry, 8, Candahar Street.

MACKINTOSH -- July 25, at his residence, 2037 Collingwood Street, Kitsilano, Vancouver, B.C., Angus Frederick Ross Mackintosh, solicitor, youngest son of the late Patrick Mackintosh, J.P., formerly manager of Ulster Bank, Newtownards..

MACRORY -- July 21, at his residence, Ardmore Lodge, Limavady, Samuel Martin Macrory, J.P., and County Councillor, aged eighty years.

MEJURY -- July 24, at her residence, 4, Ashley Gardens, Ballyclare, Jane Mejury.

M'KNIGHT -- July 21, at Kinawley Rectory, Ballyconnell, the residence of her uncle, the Rev. John M'Knight, Lily Stratton, the youngest and dearly-beloved daughter of R. W. M'Knight, 5, Salisbury Villas, and Carlisle Circus, Belfast.

MOORE -- July 26, suddenly, at her residence, Gallery Hill, Antrim, Sarah Agnes Moore.

NIBLOCK -- July 18 (suddenly), at Chifoo, China, H. B. Niblock.

ORR -- July 20, at his residence, Thornhill, David Orr.

ROGERS -- July 22, at Eden-a-Grena, Cranmore Park, John Rogers, aged eighty-six years.

SHAW -- July 20, at his residence, [Farring--rd], Innisfayle Road, David Wallace Shaw, late of Keshgreen, Anahilt.

WALKINGTON -- July 22, at Trideich, Adelaide Park, Robert Bell Walkington, aged sixty-[one].

Killed in Action

LECKY -- Killed in action in France, July 16, John Lecky, Second-Lieutenant 2nd Batt. Royal Irish Rifles, only child of the Rev. A. Lecky and Mary Lecky, of Feddyglass, Raphoe, in the 24th year of his age.

M'KINNEY -- July 19, 1916, of wounds received in action on July 3rd, Thomas George, only son of John T. M'Kinney, Sentry Hill, Carnmoney, aged twenty-three years.



The Earl of Cavan has been Appointed a Knight of the Order of St. Patrick.

At the half-yearly meeting of the Provincial Bank of Ireland a dividend at the rate of 12½ per cent. per annum for the half-year was declared.

A petition asking on grounds of public policy for the reprieve of Casement has been presented to the Premier. it was singed by thirty-nine Nationalist M.P's.

The Home Secretary has issued an appeal to the public to continue to support the shops and businesses of men who have themselves or whose assistants have joined the forces.

There was another fire at London docks on Tuesday, when damage estimated at 20,00 was done. There was also a destructive fire at oil and tallow works at Stratford-by-Bow.

The execution of Roger Casement for high treason will, according to information furnished to his legal advisers, take place at Pentonville Prison on Thursday next, 3rd August.

Lord Derby has promised to give favourable consideration to the request of a deputation from the All-Ireland Committee that the War Office should establish a receiving depot in Ireland.

Mr. Churchill, speaking in London, paid a tribute to the great part played by Russia in the war, and stated that no enemy intrigue had been able to cause dissension among the Allies.

The Government has decided to fit out the Discovery, and to send her to Elephant Island in case of the failure of Sir Ernest Shackleton's attempt to rescue the men stranded there.

A terrific thunderstorm broke over Glasgow on Sabbath afternoon, lasting about three hours. Rain fell in torrents, considerable damage being caused by flooding in the centre of the city.

Entertained at dinner by the London recruiting staff, Lord Derby remarked that he could not say peace was in sight, but when he was in France a week ago there was complete confidence in victory.

The Attorney-General has refused an application for his certificate under section 1 (6) of the Criminal Appeal Act, 1907, authorising a further appeal in the case of Rex versus Roger Casement to the House of Lords.

The Prime minister, speaking at the Albert Hall, London, said the hour of Belgium's deliverance would come before long, and the Allies would exact reparation from Germany for the outrages she had committed.

Jersey States, at a special sitting, passed the second and third readings of the Compulsory Service Bill for military purposes overseas. The Bill becomes operative thirty days from its sanction by his Majesty in Council.

Two deaths from sunstroke are reported from Midleton, County Cork, where a heat wave prevailed. The victims were John O'Brien, sixty-eight, a farm labourer, and the only daughter of Police Inspector Patrick Murphy.

By the will of Mrs. Lilias Morrison Buchan or Craig, wife of James Simpson Craig, merchant in Glasgow, various institutions and benevolent organisations in the city will ultimately benefit by bequests amounting to a total of 31,500.

Lieutenant Norman D. Holbrook, V.C., and the ship's company of Submarine Bill were awarded ,500 bounty money by the Prize Court, for the destruction of the Turkish battleship Mesudiyeh in the Dardanelles on December 13, 1914.

Sir E. Grey has, for personal and family reasons, received his Majesty's gracious permission to assume the dignity of viscounty of the United Kingdom, under the title of Viscount Grey of Falloden, in lieu of the earldom originally conferred upon him.

The bodies of three men were found on Monday in a gas tank at a chemical works in Maryhill, Glasgow. The men had been employed to clean the tank, and it is supposed that in the course of the work they had been overcome by fumes and had been suffocated.

Lieutenant N. B. Kilpatrick, the Kin's (Liverpool Regiment), son of Mr. D. Kilpatrick, University Square, has been promoted to the rank of Captain. He is at present serving with the Egyptian Expeditionary Force.

At a meeting of the magistrates of Glasgow it was unanimously agreed that the Glasgow Fair holidays, which, by desire of the Prime Minister, had been at a previous meeting postponed until August 17, he, in accordance with the further desire of Mr. Asquith, indefinitely postponed.

According to "Stubbs' Weekly Gazette," the failures in the United Kingdom, including registered deeds of arrangement, for week ending 22nd July, 1916, were fifty-six (England and Wales, 44, Ireland 4, Scotland 8), against 113 (England and Wales 98, Ireland 5, Scotland 10), for corresponding week last year, decrease 57.

At Llansawel an inquest was held on Dr. Glyn Jones, who, it is alleged, was shot by David Davies. It was stated that when Davies was arrested, he attacked the police with a carving-knife. He told the police that Dr. Jones was a vagabond going about the country poisoning people. A verdict of wilful murder against Davies was returned.

At a meeting of the proprietors, editors, and managers of weekly newspapers, summoned by the Yorkshire Newspaper Society in Leeds, a resolution was adopted unanimously urging that the price of all penny weekly papers be raised to three-halfpence. With one or two reservations as to arrangements, those present agreed to give effect to the resolution.

The King has approved of the issue of a silver badge to officers and men of the British, Indian, and Overseas Forces who have served at home and abroad since the outbreak of war, and who on account of age or physical infirmity arising from wounds or sickness caused by military service have in the case of officers resigned their commissions or in the case of men been discharged from the Army.

The receipts into the Exchequer last week totalled 54,662,641, and to this sum ordinary revenue contributed 6,762,641, compared with 4,883,231 for the previous week and 3,990,220 for the corresponding week last year. Expenditure amounted to 27,557,249, of which supply services accounted for 25,650,000, compared with 41,750,000 for the preceding week and 18,823,000 for the corresponding week of 1915.

Speaking at Middlesbro', Mr. J. A. Pease, Postmaster-General, said he was not one of those who believed it was necessary at the present moment to have a Royal Commission and prolonged inquiry as to what should be done for the promotion of the national system of education. This war had proved the remarkable inventive genius of the British people. Where we had been deficient had been in systematically applying science to the problems of industry.

Dublin Corporation have discussed the report, of the deputation appointed by the Council to Mr. Asquith with reference to the question of compensation for loss of property during the recent rebellion. The report stated that the Premier was sympathetic and promised to approach the Treasury with a view to granting the necessary assistance by way of a loan, to be repaid by the citizens to the Treasury through the Corporation over a number of years. The report was adopted.



The death occurred on Saturday last, at his residence, Trideich, Adelaide Park, of Mr. Robert Bell Walkington, a well-known linen merchant. The deceased, who was sixty-one years of age, and was the eldest son of the late Mr. D. B. Walkington, of Thronewell, Belfast, was a well-known and highly esteemed figure in the public life of the city, and was for many years a member of the Belfast Harbour Board. He was deeply interested in philanthropic work of all kinds, and was connected with several charitable institutions in the city. As a member of the Board of Management of the Royal Victoria Hospital he took a lively interest in its welfare, and gave most valuable assistance in the conduct of the institution. He was a staunch Unionist, and was an original member of the Ulster Reform Club, besides being identified with the Union Club. The deceased, who in his early life was a noted athlete, is survived by his widow and two daughters, to whom deep sympathy will be extended in their bereavement.

The interment of the deceased's remains took place on Monday at the City Cemetery, the funeral being private. The chief mourners were the deceased's brothers, Messrs. D. B. and G. B. Walkington. The services were conducted by the Dean of Connor (Very Rev. W. Dowse).



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The death of this esteemed gentleman took place on Saturday last at his residence. Beech Hill, Ballylane, County Armagh. Deceased had been in failing health for some time past, so that the end was not altogether unexpected. He was one of the oldest residents in the neighbourhood, having been born on the 2nd July, 1829, so that he had entered upon his eighty-eighth year. The funeral took place on Monday to the cemetery attached to Mountnorris Presbyterian Church, to which Mr. Hadden and his predecessors belonged for generations. The cortege was of a large and representative character, testifying to the respect in which the deceased was held; there were upwards of thirty conveyances, while many followed the hearse on foot. Mr. Hadden was deeply attached to Mountnorris congregation, and while health permitted was a most regular worshipper. In earlier days he was a member of committee, and paid close attention to the temporal affairs of the congregation. He also took a lively interest in all ecclesiastical and political questions, and having much common sense and sound judgment, he was able to discuss such matters as Disestablishment, the dispute between the United Free and the Free Church of Scotland, and the hymn question in an interesting and broad-minded way. He was possessed of a most accurate and retentive memory, and he retained the use of his faculties to the last. He leaves behind a widow, six sons, and four daughters to mourn his loss. Two of his sons are in America, while one, Samuel, is a successful merchant in Glasgow. The chief mourners were -- Samuel, William, Herbert, and Ernest D. Hadden (sons), S. C. Hadden, Thos. Hadden, and M. A. Hadden (relatives). Services were conducted at the house and at the graveside by the Rev. S. J, Hamilton, B.A., minister of Mountnorris.



Tribute to Ulster Division.

A special meeting of this this Presbytery was held on the 18th inst. -- The Moderator, Rev. D. S. Ker Coulter, in the chair. On the motion of Rev. Dr. Bingham, the following resolution was passed:-- "The Presbytery of Comber hereby record their highest admiration of the heroic services rendered by the Ulster Division in the recent engagement in France. They have learned with the deepest sorrow that a number of the members of their congregations have fallen, and that others have been wounded and are missing. They desire to express their respectful and heartfelt sympathy with all their people who are passing through a time of great anxiety and suffering, and they commend them to the God of all comfort."



Deep regret has been felt at the death of this well-known and popular citizen, which took place on Saturday at his residence, Eden-a-Green, Cranmore Park, at the advanced age of eighty-six years. The deceased canned on a most successful wire-weaving and felt industry, and for seventeen years represented St. George's Ward in the Corporation. He was a keen rifle shot, and had many remarkable records to his credit. A Justice of the Peace for the County of Antrim, Mr. Rogers, as in other spheres of activity, discharged his duties with conscientious care and fidelity. His eldest son, the late Mr. John O. Rogers, was a founder, and, for quite a number of years, head of the Irish Billposting Company, at present conducted by Messrs. Allen & Sons, Ltd. Two other sons, Mr. George Rogers and Mr. Alfred Rogers, survive him, also two married daughters, and to them sincere sympathy will be extended in their bereavement.

The funeral of the deceased took place on Monday, and was of a private character. The interment was in the City Cemetery. The chief mourners were -- Messrs. George Rogers, Alfred Rogers (sons), and Crawford Gordon Rogers (grandson). The religious service was conducted by the Rev. Professor T. M. Hamill, M.A., D.D. (ex-Moderator of the General Assembly). Messrs. Melville & Co., Ltd., Townsend Street, admirably carried out the undertaking arrangements.



Letter from Rev. T. C. Jasper.

The following letter, addressed to the members of the First Presbyterian Church, Portglenone, has been received from the minister of the congregation, Rev. T. C. Jasper, who is at present engaged in Y.M.C.A. work in France:--

"Dearly Beloved, -- Though it is over two months since I took my leave of you for a time, seldom have you been out of my thoughts, and I am sure you, too, have been thinking of me. Pray for me as I do for you now that we are far apart. What I feel most of all is my absence when sickness and sorrow have entered your homes, but be assured that I am with you in spirit. Day and night I cease not to make mention of you in my prayers. I trust that you are Sabbath by Sabbath waiting upon God in His house, and interesting yourselves one and all in the welfare of the congregation. I often think of the Sabbath-school, and hope that the children are attending as I would wish them. I know the members of my Bible-class will be present every Sabbath morning in the old session room. If you are suffering some inconvenience because of my temporary sojourn in another land, I am sure you will not complain when you remember that your minister is trying to help the boys who are fighting our battles and defending our homes. If you knew how much the men appreciate what we are doing for them you would feel quite satisfied that I should be here. I am justly proud of the noble part the men of Ulster are playing in the great Advance. The watchword, "No Surrender," still has meaning for the descendants of the heroes of the past. I hope to be with you again in a few weeks. I cannot yet fix the date of my return, but I hope to be able to give you due notice of my arrival. That God may bless and comfort you all is the constant prayer of your friend and pastor, T. C. Jasper."


Message from the Trenches

Addressing a crowded congregation in Whitehead Presbyterian Church on Sabbath evening, Second-Lieutenant James Cordner, a wounded officer who was formerly a minister in Lisburn, said the message he brought from the trenches was to keep the fires burning brightly on the hearths at home. that strengthened the brave fellows out in the stricken field. They would see to it that the fire of patriotism which broke out on August 4, 1914, in a manner unparalleled in the history of their kingdom, was kept burning brightly. From all quarters of their great Empire men had come forth to fight in defence of home and Motherland. What they needed at the front was enough men to put an end to it for all time. Ulster had done well, but it could still do better. There were still young men at home more intent in the cut of their coats and the colour of their ties than in the war. This was no time for ease and holidays which the boys in the trenches, could not enjoy. Their brave lads at the front were climbing the hills of sacrifice with the stains of blood all along the way. Second-Lieutenant Cordner alluded to great work of the Y.M.C.A. on behalf of troops at home and abroad, and a collection was subsequently made on behalf of the Y.M.C.A fund for providing huts.



A new technical school has been opened in connection with the Conalton Homespun Society, near Warrenpoint.

A delightful garden fete was given at Knocktarna, Coleraine, the residence of Colonel and Mrs. Lyle, in aid of the local War Hospital Supply Depot.

As a result of the recent open air fete held in the Hope Demesne, Castleblayney, under the patronage of Lord Francis Hope, a sum of 275 has been sent to the Red Cross Society.

Mr. R. J. Love, of Scotch Street, Downpatrick, whose eight sons are soldiers, has been notified that one of them, Sergeant J. Love, Royal Irish Rifles, has been killed in action.

An exhibition of work done by students in the Technical School of Tyrone during the last session was held in Cookstown School. The exhibition showed a very high standard of works.

The Rev. F. H. P. L'Estrange, B.A., curate of the Cathedral, Belfast, has been appointed rector of Carrowdore, in succession to the Rev. George Watt, who was recently appointed to Whitehouse.

The traders of Gilford have made arrangements for holding their annual general holiday on Monday, 7th August, for which the usual travelling facilities have been afforded by the railway company.

A sum of 90 was realised at a garden fete at the Woodside Gardens, Rostrevor, organised by Lady Ross of Bladensburg in aid of the funds of the Red Cross Society and the District Nursing Society.

While Constable M'Dermott, Coalisland, Co. Tyrone, accompanied by his wife and children, were travelling to Donegal, one of the children fell from the carriage as it passed Carrigans, and was instantly killed.

A coal vessel belonging to the Robinson fleet went ashore yesterday at Omeath owing to the dense fog while on her way to Newry. It is expected that the spring tides next week will enable her to be refloated.

Mr. Jas. Davidson, Carrickblacker, has bought for 275 land situate about a mile from Portadown, containing 4½ acres, and held by Mr. A. T. Farrell, solicitor, subject to payment of an annuity of 4 18s 10d.

A night watchman named William Quigley, The Glen, Monaghan, was found dead along the road side leading to his home. He was employed at Mr. David Patton's premises, Dawson Street, Monaghan, and had served in the Boer War.

We are pleased to notice that Mr. James Wylie, Shantonagh Lodge, Castleblayney, has passed the first medical examination in Queen's University, Belfast. We wish Mr. Wylie continued success through his medical course in the university.

At the conclusion of the meeting of the Newry Board of Guardians the Clerk announced that the collections throughout the Armagh and Down Rural districts of the Newry Union for the Farmers' Red Cross Fund had resulted in 581 15s being obtained.

The guard's van and a waggon of a train leaving Strabane, on the Donegal Midland Railway line, left the rails and toppled over. A man named Chas. Maclaffery, of Ballymagorry, Strabane, was seriously injured, while a lady passenger suffered from shock.

At the quarterly meeting of the Ballycastle Rural District Council a resolution was passed asking the County Council to grant a war bonus of 2s per week to the surfacemen who were employed full time, and a proportionate sum to men employed for part item.

The number of animals shipped from the port of Belfast during the week ending the 22nd July was -- 4,349 cattle, 1,719 sheep, 13 swine, 1 goat, 41 horses -- total, 6,125. For corresponding week last year -- 3,188 cattle, 987 sheep, 101 swine, 100 horses -- total, 4,376.

An application from Dr. B. H. Steele, of the Rostrevor Sanatorium, at the meeting of the No. 1 Rural District, for permission to erect a line of electric wires to carry power for lighting along along the road leading to the sanatorium was granted, on the usual conditions.

The death has occurred at his residence, Ardmore Lodge, Limavady, of Mr. Samuel Macrory, J.P., County Councillor, at the age of eighty-five. Mr. Macrory was president of the North Derry Unionist Association, and chairman of the Londonderry Bridge Commissioners.

At the weekly meeting of Omagh Board of Guardians it was decided to ask Dr. Todd, temporary medical officer of the workhouse and hospitals, to explain why he had requisitioned the services of an extra nurse for the fever hospital, although there was no increase in the number of patients.

Miss Marion Lavery, younger daughter of Mr. George R. Lavery, stationmaster Great Northern Railway, Strabane, has gained both the bronze and the silver medal for efficiency in secretarial work, and has been appointed resident secretary to Westfield College, attached to the University of London.

A verdict of death from hemorrhage was returned by the jury at an inquest held at Ballynagross, near Downpatrick, on the remains of Arthur Mitchell (sixty), whose dead body was found in a cornfield. Mitchell, it appears, was an eccentric man, and was in the habit of walking through the country, having previously sold his farm.

Mr. M'Cullough, the principal, in his report on the organisation and working of Newcastle Technical School for the past session, states that the total number of students enrolled was sixty-five, and the grants earned amount to 119 8s 8d. Although, the number of pupils showed a decrease, the session was a most satisfactory one.

At Campbell College, Belfast, a most enjoyable concert was held in aid of the Public Schools' Hospital Fund. Mr. R. A. H. McFarland, headmaster, said that hospital was open not only to old public school boys who had been wounded, but it was placed at the disposal of other wounded heroes, and it was supported entirely by public schools.

Mr. Richard Latimer, eldest son of Mr. A. Latimer, postmaster, Ballinmallard, County Fermanagh, was crossing the yard at the rere of the post office, when a cow ran at him, pinning him to the ground. After some time the annual was driven off, and on examination by Dr. Warnock it was found that the cow had driven one of its horns into Mr. Latimer's thigh.

Miss May Fallon, daughter of Head Constable Fallon, Dungannon, met with a rather serious accident in that town. While cycling down Irish Street the brake failed to act at the sharp turn. She crashed through the shop window of Mr. Michael M'Guigan, sustaining two fractures of the lower jaw, in addition to numerous cuts and abrasions to the face, hands, and body.

As a result of colliding with another cyclist in the vicinity of Galgorm, a young man named William Weir, of Ahoghill, sustained serious injuries. The other cyclist, named [J--] M'Ervel, of Ballymena, was practically unhurt, and was able to cycle for assistance for the injured man, who is now lying in Ballymena Infirmary suffering from a fracture of the skull.

A rather serious accident occurred near Coleraine, when a farmer, Mr. James Hunter, belonging to the Ballywildrick district, and his wife were driving home in a cart. The horse took fright and bolted, with the result that Mr. Hunter was thrown to the roadway and sustained a bad fracture of the right leg. In attempting to jump out of the cart Mrs. Hunter fell and broke her left arm.

The fete at Belfast Castle in funds of the British Red Cross Society and the organisation for sending comforts to Belgian soldiers was inaugurated on Wednesday by the Dowager Marchioness of Dufferin and Ava. There was a large gathering at the opening ceremony, and after votes of thanks were passed to the various organisers and the Lady Mayoress (Lady M'Cullagh) for presiding, sales were then proceeded with at a large number of heavily-laden stalls.

At a meeting of the trustees of the Lower Bann Navigation Company, held at Coleraine, the Midland Railway Company wrote stating that it was proposed to make a new siding at Toome to improve the facilities in connection with the peat and clay traffic from Portglenone. The extent of ground required from the trustees would be 100 feet long by 10 feet wide. It was unanimously agreed to grant the piece of ground for a term of twenty years at an annual rent of 1.

At a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Antrim County Council the following persons were appointed sheep-dipping inspectors for the districts named under the Diseases of Animals Act:-- Belfast District -- Robt. Jennings, 280, Duncairn Gardens. Antrim District -- John Kerr, Lisnalinchy, Ballyclare. Ballymena District -- David Gibson, Clooney Terrace, Broughshane. Larne District -- Hugh M. Magee, Moordyke, Kilwaughter, Larne. Ballycastle District -- Robert Thompson, Cushendall. Ballymoney District -- Alexander Butler, Ann Street, Ballycastle.




Appended we give some of the casualties in the Ulster Division notified during the past week:--


Second-Lieutenant John Lecky, Royal Irish Rifles, killed in action on the 16th inst., was the son of Rev. A. G. Lecky, Presbyterian Minister at Ballylennon, near Raphoe. The deceased officer was only twenty-three years of age.

Captain William Alan Smiles, Royal Irish Rifles, killed, was the fourth son of the late Mr. W. H. Smiles, Westbank, Strandtown, Belfast; he was also a grandson of Dr. Samuel Studies, author of "Self Help." Captain Smiles took keen interest in the work of the Ulster Hospital for Children and Women, Templemore Avenue.

Captain Charles Owen Slacke, Y.C.V.'s, previously reported missing, is now unofficially reported killed. The deceased officer, who was the eldest son of the late Sir Owen Randal Slacke, C.B., and a grandson of the late Sir Charles Canyon, married a daughter of the late Right Honourable Sir Daniel Dixon, Bart., D.L., Lord Mayor of Belfast.

Mr. H. A. Newell. 119, Royal Avenue, Belfast, who mourns the loss of two sons killed earlier in the war, has been notified than another son, Private Thos. E. Newell, Royal Fusiliers Public Schools' Battalion, has been wounded.

Mrs. Hamill, a widow, residing at 3, Finlay Street, Ligoniel, has sustained a double bereavement by the loss of two of her sons, Corporal Robert Hamill, Central Antrim Volunteers, killed; Rifleman George Hamill, County Down Volunteers, died of wounds; whilst a third son is lying in hospital wounded.

Mr. Henry Davis, Clonkirk, Clones, has been informed that two of his sons, Privates William and Thomas Davis, have fallen in the recent fighting. One was killed, and the other is reported as missing, believed killed. A third son is at present at the front.

Died of Wounds.

Lieut. Victor Harold Robb, Young Citizen Volunteers, who has died from wounds in a London hospital, was a well-known figure in Belfast, and particularly in motoring circles. He was the youngest son of the late Mr. Kirker Robb, of Kirk-Bruighean, Fortwilliam Park. The deceased officer was educated in England, and served his apprenticeship as a motor engineer with Messrs. Chambers, Ltd., Belfast, and subsequently he became one of the founders of the firm of Messrs. Victor Robb & Co., Ltd., automobile engineers and agents, Chichester Street, Lieutenant Robb was himself a most enthusiastic motorist, and devoted himself to his military duties with great ardour, and was a most capable officer. He was wounded in the shoulder in the recent fighting, and his death, which will be deeply regretted, was due to septic poisoning.

The funeral of the deceased officer took place on Tuesday from his late residence, Kirk Bruighean, Fortwilliam Park, to the City Cemetery, tho interment being accorded full military honours. The coffin was borne on a gun carriage, and the band and firing party were supplied from the 3rd Battalion Royal Irish Rifles. The chief mourners were -- Lieut. R. C. Robb (Royal Naval Air Service), brother; Rev. R. M. M'Cheyne Gilmour, and Messrs. Charles Pearson, James Beck, Kennedy Robb, Thomas Robb, and D. A. Fee, uncles; and Revs. R. Cooke and Hugh Kirker, and Messrs. William Cooke, William Robb, William Beck, and J. A. Beck, cousins; and other relatives. Impressive services were conducted in the house and at the graveside, the officiating clergymen being Revs. Dr. Maconaghie, R. M. M'C. Gilmour, and Lyle Harrison.

The funeral arrangements were entrusted to and admirably carried out by Messrs. Melville & Co., Ltd., Belfast aud Lisburn.

Corporal Wallace M'Millan Woodside, Young Citizen Volunteers, died of wounds, was a son of Dr. and Mrs. Woodside, 3, Princess Terrace, Cregagh, and grandson of the late Captain James Bond Skinner, R.N. Deceased was a member of the Cregagh Presbyterian Church, and was instructor in physical culture to the girls' class in connection with the church. He was a member of the U.V.F. Force, and took a keen interest in Cregagh Cricket Club, for which team he regularly played.


Second-Lieutenant R. M. Boyle, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, wounded, is a son of the Rev. R. M. Boyle, Presbyterian minister of Killala, County Mayo, and formerly of Maguiresbridge. He had only been at the front since February.

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Belfastman's Gallantry

Colour-Sergeant-Major R. Stanley Drean, East Belfast Volunteers, who is a son of Mr. R. A. Drean, manager of the Belfast Savings Bank, has been awarded the Military Cross.



The following is an extract from an interesting letter received, from a bird-fancier now on active service in France --

"I will now try and tell you a little about the bird life out here, and what I have seen and heard. The larks are quite as good as our own from a singing point of view, and it is simply splendid to hear them when we are in the trenches. What is more remarkable is to hear several larks singing in the air and at the same time shells bursting all round at the airmen, but it does not stop the larks. The finest bit of music I have heard out here was the song of a thrush. The thrush came and sat on an iron chimney in front of the billet where I am now staying and sang for quite an hour, and it has been seen and heard there several times since. It was really the best thrush I have ever heard. The place around here is thick with chaffinches, and it is nothing unusual to have two or three singing at once along the fire trench near by, but they have not a good finish to their song from a chaffinch singer's point, though I have seen some good specimens for the show bench. I have seen birds of all kinds here, but I was surprised when I found the house martins in the cowsheds and stables; there are dozens of nests on the ceilings, and of course anyone can have a good view without interrupting them. I shall he able to tell you all about them when I come home."

The original of this letter was handed to Messrs. Spratt's Patent, Ltd., the Bird Food Specialists, who have received permission to publish the same.




A distressing accident, unfortunately resulting in the death of three Belfast men, occurred near Cultra on Saturday night. The victims were Thomas Crossley, electrician, 77, Severn Street; his son, and a holder-up named Andrew M'Cann, 28, Armitage Street. The three victims and a man named Windrum, all of Ballymacarrett, engaged a boat at Holywood, and rowed a couple of miles from the shore to fish. About midnight Windrum landed a very large conger eel, some confusion took place, and the craft was overturned, all being drowned except Windrum, who managed to hang on to the boat until rescued.

Wm. Lamb, Portadown, was drowned in a brick-hole in Seagoe on Saturday evening while bathing with some of his companions. Lamb was making his way to a companion, named William Porter, who was in difficulties, when he got into deep water and perished.

An inquest was conducted at the Lifford Infirmary regarding the death of a bank official named W. J. S. Curton, who was drowned in the River Finn on Friday. The evidence showed that the deceased attempted to swim across the river above Lifford Bridge and suddenly sank. A verdict of death caused by drowning was returned.

Bombardier Miller, R.G.A., stationed at Leenan Fort, Lough Swilly, County Donegal, accidentally fell over the cliffs, and it is feared he has been drowned.

Patrick S. O. Heney, compositor, of Rossville Street, Londonderry, was drowned at Buncrana. He went in to bathe, and was seen to fall in shallow water. Artificial respiration was applied, but without avail.

A farmer named John M. Sheffrey, of Culdaff, Innishowen, was driving home in his cart on Monday evening, and was drowned, his cart being overturned with the flood.



A Chaplain's Tribute.

Writing to the Rev. John R. M'Cleery, Killyleagh, family of Sergeant Jas. Moore M'Cleery, 1st County Down Volunteers, who was killed in action, Rev. W. J. M'Connell, one of the chaplains with the Ulster Divison says -- "You have ere now heard of the death of your brave son. I write to express my deepest sympathy with you in your bereavement. His friends here must have been very numerous, as many have said they would like to write to you, and asked me if I would instead. It appears he was wounded first, not too seriously, and had got back to the sunken road (a place where many of our brave fellows fell). There he met a Sergeant M'Neight, and told him to go out for Lieutenant Fullerton, who, he thought, was wounded. M'Neight went out and brought in the latter, and the three were sitting, not very close together, in this place sheltered from machine gun fire, when a shell burst and killed your boy, leaving the others, I believe, untouched. I feel deeply for you in your loss, and, may I say it, I feel proud that a son of the manse played his part so bravely not only as a soldier, but, better still, as a man. My heartfelt sympathy and the sympathy of many here whom you do not know go to you and yours in your sad bereavement."

In a subsequent letter Rev. W. J. M'Connell, writing for the surviving officers and men of the 13th Battalion, says -- "With many of his brave comrades your son fought a good fight, and made the greatest sacrifice a man can make. 'Great -hearted Ulster' is sore stricken because so many of her bravest and worthiest sons, who covered her name with glory in the day of battle, shall return to her no more. Their loss to us is heavy also, and we mourn with you for them. We cannot, however, but believe that those at home will manifest in their day of greif the same high courage and strength of soul as sent and sustained their beloved to do their duty in the day of trail. Though our hearts now seem crushed and broken, let us thank God for what they accomplished, for it was, indeed, great; and let us remember that beyond this world, with all its sadness, there is that other world where our own are in God's safe keeping. Thus shall we tread the hard path with unwavering faith, even unto the end, 'till the day break and the shadows flee away.'"



The following extracts are from a letter of a worthy son to a worthy mother -- one of two brothers who are at the front, one in the medical service and one in the fighting line. It is dated 14th July, but is interesting from its facts and its spirit --

"We have at last arrived at our resting place, far away from shot and shell, after several days' march, and are beginning to feel fit again. We are now in a pretty and peaceful little village in another part of France. In fact we could almost swim across to you now. The news is very good to-day. The good work of the Ulster Division is not lost, but is now materialising. We both are pretty fit and well, and escaped all injury, by the grace of God! save for a small scratch Harold got on the shoulder, which only served in his being excused from wearing his equipment for a few days. We received all your letters and parcels regularly, for which many thanks. This fact alone will give you some idea of the organisation of our army. Apropos of this, an officer from Ypres was telling us that he was in a captured trench with a small party of men, and were just hanging on by their eyebrows, and they got their mail all right!! Yes the Ulster Division has certainly won its spurs, and is now very popular in the army. We will have something more stable to celebrate on the 1st of July after this than the Battle of the Boyne. As we were coming out of the trenches and marching along the roads we were greeted by all sorts of people, using such terms of praise, 'My word, you fellows are fine! You did splendidly!' prefaced by many and varied expletives. Yes, I am sure you are relieved to know we are both safe, but at the same time it makes one almost ashamed to be left after so many brave fellows have gone. I have lost my dearest pal after Bob Walker, Dr. Mulkern. Well, cheerio, mother, and keep your 'pecker' up. We are miles away from shells."


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