BLACK -- February 7th, at 63 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast, the wife of William Black, of a daughter.
RANDALL -- February 6, at 87 Queen's Road, Wimbledon, wife of Surgeon Philip N. Randall, M.B., R.N., of a daughter.
ARMSTRONG -- February 10th, at 90 Broom Street, Nellie, second daughter of the late William Robert Armstrong. Her remains will be removed from above address, for interment in the family burying-ground, Dundrod, on to-morrow (Wednesday) afternoon, at two o'clock. Friends will please accept this (the only) intimation.
DAVIDSON -- February 11th, at her residence, 33 Harper Street, Maggie, the dearly-beloved wife of James Davidson. Interment in the City Cemetery on Thursday afternoon, at half-past, two o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation. Asleep in Jesus.
DEMPSTER -- At his residence, Whitespots, Newtownards, on Monday, 10th February, Alexander Dempster, aged 74 years. His remains will be removed, for interment in Comber Cemetery, on to-morrow (Wednesday) morning at eleven o'clock.
HANBURY -- February 10th, at 14 Stephen Street, John Hanbury. -- R.I.P. His remains will be removed from the above address, for interment in Milltown Cemetery on to-morrow (Wednesday) afternoon, at two o'clock. Friends will please accent this intimation.
BELFAST PAVIORS' TRADE UNION.
Members are requested to attend the funeral of our late member, John Hanbury.
THOMAS BITTLES, President; JAMES SHANNON, Secretary.
HARPER -- February 11th, at her father's residence, Wolfhill, Ligoniel, Belfast, Sarah Harper, aged 34 years, second daughter of Robert M'Keown. The remains of my dearly-beloved wife will be removed from the above address, for interment in the family burying-ground, Umgall, on Thursday, at 12 o'clock noon. Friends will please accept this intimation.
HEALEY -- February 10, 1902, at the residence of his brother, John, 25 Kingswood Street, William Healey. His remains will be removed from above address, for interment in the City Cemetery on to-morrow (Wednesday) afternoon, at three o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.
JONES -- February 8, at his mother's residence, 76 Agincourt Avenue, Sydney Jones, the dearly-beloved son of Sarah Jones, aged 21 years. Funeral private.
KELLY -- February 10th, at his residence, 15 Napier Street, Thomas, the dearly-beloved husband of Jane Kelly. His remains will be removed to-morrow afternoon, at half-past two o'clock, for Drombo Burial-ground. Friends will please accept this (the only) intimation. "Gone to be with Jesus."
LONGWORTH -- February 11, at her residence, 22 Marsden Gardens, Emma, youngest daughter of the late John Longworth. Funeral notice to-morrow.
MELLAN -- February 10th, 1902, at her brother's residence, 113 Limestone Road, Belfast, Sarah Mellan. The remains of my beloved daughter will be removed from the above address at 8 o'clock on Thursday morning to the Great Northern Railway, for interment at Castleblayney, arriving there at 11.30.
MERRITT -- February 10th, at her residence, Maze, Agnes, the beloved wife of John Meritt. Her remains will be removed for interment in the family burying-ground, Blaris, on-tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon, at one o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.
MONTGOMERY -- February 10th, at the Royal Hospital, Sarah Ann Montgomery. Her remains will be removed from the residence of her son-in-law, 39 Hopeton Street, for interment, in the City Cemetery on to-morrow (Wednesday) afternoon, at three o'clock. Friends will please accept this (the only) intimation.
FRANCIS JAMES BEATTIE.
MORRISON -- February 10th, at her residence, 59 Beverley Street, Margaret, the dearly-beloved wife of John Morrison. Her remains will be removed from her late residence for interment in the City Cemetery, on to-morrow (Wednesday) afternoon, at three o'clock. Friends will please accept this (the only) intimation.
M'ALLISTER -- February 10th, at 56 Ravenhill Road, Henry M'Allister. His remains will be removed, for interment in Hillsborough Churchyard, on to-morrow (Wednesday) morning, at eleven o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation. "Safe in the arms of Jesus."
M'CAULEY -- February 10th, at her late residence, 16 Charlotte Street, Mary Anne M'Cauley. The remains of my beloved wife will be removed from above address, at 10 o'clock on to-morrow (Wednesday) morning, for interment in Ballinderry Middle Church Burying-ground. Friends will please accept this intimation. "Thy will be done."
M'GRATH -- February 10, at Colwyn Bay, North Wales, Harry, eldest and dearly-beloved son of William M'Grath, Bangor, County Down. -- R.I.P. Funeral from Great Northern Railway Terminus, on to-morrow (Wednesday) morning, at half-past nine o'clock, for interment in the family burying-ground, Hannahstown.
M'ILVENNY -- February 10th, 1902, at his late residence, 197 Nelson Street, David M'Ilvenny. -- R.I.P. The remains of my dearly-beloved son will be removed from the above address on to-morrow (Wednesday) at nine o'clock to N.C.R., per conveyance, by 9.45 train to Randalstown, for interment in the family burying-ground. Friends will please accept this intimation.
M'MINN -- February 11th, at 25 Glenalpin Street, Maria, the dearly-beloved daughter of Andrew M'Minn. Her remains will be removed, for interment, in Ballylesson Churchyard on Thursday afternoon, at two o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.
M'NALLY -- At the Mater Infirmorum Hospital on Monday, 10th February, Henry M'Nally, aged 52 years. The remains of my beloved husband will be removed from his late residence, No. 34 Seaforde Street, of Newtownards Road, for interment in Milltown Cemetery on to-morrow (Wednesday) afternoon, at half-past one o'clock. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing widow and children. -- R.I.P.
NIXON -- February 10th, at the Fever Hospital, Lisburn Road, Alexander Nixon, Harbour-Constable, aged 51 years. The remains of my dearly-beloved husband will be removed from above address, for interment in the City Cemetery on to-morrow (Wednesday) morning, at 11 o'clock. Friends will please accept this (the only) intimation.
Thou art not forgotten, husband dear,
Nor never wilt thou be:
As long as life and memory last
I will remember thee.
MARIA J. NIXON.
REA -- February 10, at 8 Mary Street, Newtownards, Mary, wife of Hugh Rea. Her remains will be removed from the above address, for interment at Comber on to-morrow (Wednesday) afternoon, at half-past two. Friends will please accept this (the only) intimation.
STANFIELD -- February 11th, at her brother's residence, Ballynahinch Street, Hillsborough, Sarah Stanfield. Her remains will be removed, for interment in St. John's, Kilwarlin, on Thursday, 13th inst., at one o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.
JOHN & WILLIAM STANFIELD.
CRAIG -- In fond and loving memory of John, who died suddenly February 10th, 1899.
M'NALLY -- In affectionate remembrance of George M'Nally, late of No. 58 Millar Street, who departed this life on the 11th February, 1901, and was interred in the City Cemetery. "Gone to be with Jesus."
One less is left to love us now
Since our dear father has gone,
But memory points to us the rock
He loved to lean upon.
Inserted by his loved ones.
WILSON -- In sad and loving memory of my dear mother, Charlotte M. Wilson, who departed this life on the 11th day of February, 1901, and was interred in the City Cemetery.
I laid her body gently down
Beneath, the grassy sod;
I laid my mother gently down,
In peace, I trust, with God.
WILLIAM JOHN WILSON. 26 Lismore Street.
WILSON -- In sad and loving memory of my dear mother, Charlotte M. Wilson, who departed this life on the 11th day of February, 1901, and was interred in the City Cemetery.
I shall never forget, no moments can bring
A healing draught to me.
To lighten the terrible and deadly sting
Of my loss and misery.
MAGGIE DORNAN. 25 Imperial Street.
WILSON -- In sad but loving memory of my dear mother, Charlotte Wilson, who departed this life on the 11th of February, 1901, and was interred in the City Cemetery.
Dearest mother, how I loved you,
How I would have kept you here,
But your Heavenly Father wished you
In His presence to appear.
Where I hope some day to meet you
When my days on earth are fled,
And with joy in heaven to greet you,
Where no farewell tears are shed.
Inserted by her loving daughter, MARY P. BRIDGET. 38 Clara Street.
POTTINGER WARD ELECTION.
To-day the Town Clerk received nominations for a representative of Pottinger Ward in succession to the late Mr. Murray Davis. At five o'clock the following nominations had been received.
M'CORMICK, SAMUEL, 75 Shankill Road, baker and organiser. Proposer, Marcus Sullivan Barry, 36 Harper Street; seconded, William H. Johnston, 20 20 Beechfield Street. Eighty other papers.
DUFF, JAMES, 32 Donard Street, carrier. Proposer, William John Gilpin, 187 Beersbridge Road; seconder, James Stewart, 82 Grove Street East.
DAWSON, ROBERT JOHN, Garnerville, Ballymaghan, Holywood Road, builder and contractor. Proposer, John Kelly, 94 Castlereagh Street; seconder, Thomas Matthews, 3 Susan Street. 37 other papers.
HILL, WILLIAM, 78-80 Belmont Avenue, bulder. Proposer, Robert J. Bell, Upper Newtownards Road; seconder, Joseph Lavery, Upper Newtownards Road.
The election will take place on Monday week.
TOBOGANNING AT HOLYWOOD.
The Irish Hill presented a gay appearance to the eyes of many spectators last night, when a multitude of sleighs with their occupants could be seen making their way down the steep incline. The ground covered with a few showers of snow, which was hardened by a couple of night's frost, made tobogganing possible, and a track was soon cut out. The novelty was very great to tome people. Accidents were few. On Saturday a lady residing on Downshire Road was rendered unconscious by a fall. A narrow escape on the same evening was that of Mr. George Gordon, who sustained injuries to the face and legs. Yesterday a lady living in Tudor Park had her leg badly injured by coming, it is stated, into collision with another sleigh. The hill was illuminated until a late hour, full advantage being taken of the frost while it lasts.
THE OPERA HOUSE MUSICIANS' DISPUTE.
The musicians affected by the present dispute at the Grand Opera House arranged for a meeting outside that building last night, but for some reason or other it was not held.
The committee of the Belfast United Tobacconists' Association, at its last meeting, adopted a resolution recommending the members of the Association to decline to exhibit the play bills of Warden, Limited, until a satisfactory arrangement had been concluded between the Company and the locked-out musicians.
DEATH AND FUNERAL OF A PROMINENT FORESTER. On Sunday last Mr. Joseph Roy peacefully passed away at his residence, 47 Fitzwilliam Street, and to-day his remains were removed from that address for interment in the City Cemetery. Deceased had been long and honourably connected with the Ancient Order of Foresters, during which time he filled the offices of Chief Ranger of the Belfast District, Treasurer of the Belfast District, Chief Ranger of Court Excelsior, No. 5438, and Treasurer of Court Excelsior, as well as having represented Belfast District at the High Court. He had also been prominently identified with the Ancient Order of Shepherds (the second degree of Ancient Forestry), being Past Pastor of Sanctuary Belfast Royal Archers, No. 4173, and at the time of his death was senior trustee of that Order.
THE ROYAL INNISKILLING FUSILIER MONUMENT.
Arrangements are being made in Omagh for the holding of a grand ping-pong tournament in aid of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Monument Fund. Colonel M. Churchill, officer commanding the 27th Regimental District, has taken the matter up warmly, and the tournament, which is to come off early next month, is expected to be a big success.
DE WET COMPARED TO HANNIBAL.
The London "Daily Express" Paris correspondent telegraphs yesterday -- Referring to De Wet's escape, the "Temps" says that his feat in breaking through the lines is the finest of the war, and worthy of Hannibal.
DRAFTS LEAVE SOUTHAMPTON.
The transport Hardinge embarked at Southampton to-day drafts from various regiments for service in India, numbering 38 officers and 774 men.
THE HOME-COMING OF THE DUBLIN FUSILIERS.
The Earl of Meath, honorary colonel 5th Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers, writes from San Remo Italy, under date 5th inst.:-- "Owing to absence abroad I am unable, to my deep regret to be present at the reception in Dublin of the 9th Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers, who are at this moment on the high seas, and are expected to arrive about the 22nd inst. An influential committee, however, is in process of formation to arrange the details of the reception, and as I am sure that all Loyalists in the County of Dublin will be anxious to participate in the efforts being made to do honour to a county regiment which has distinguished itself at the front, may I ask you to make known that subscriptions to defray the expenses are needed, and may be sent to Colonel Paterson, commanding 102nd Regimental District, Naas, who has most kindly consented to receive them?" The 4th battalion will be embodied on the 10th inst.
DEATH OF A BALLYNAHINCH MISER.
An elderly woman named Mary M'Kee, who lived in a small house in the townland of Cumber, near Ballynahinch, was found dead in her house, in a miserable condition, which would have led one to believe that she died from want. On head-Constable Smith, however, searching the house, a deposit receipt for a lodgement of £48 in the Northern Bank was found, and it has since been verified by the officials as a sum to her credit. An inquest was held last evening. The deceased had not even kept a bed to lie on.
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ARMITAGE -- February 7, at 30 Alexandra Villas, Finsbury Park, London, N., the wife of Frank A. Armitage, L.D.S., of a son.
BELL -- February 11th, at 65 Grosvenor Street, Mary B. Bell. Her remains will be removed, for interment in Ballylesson Churchyard on to-morrow (Thursday) afternoon, at half-past two o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation. WILLIAM J. BELL.
CAIRNS -- Killed in action, at Mitspanfonteien, South Africa, on 5th February, John H. Cairns, Irish Guards Mounted Infantry, aged 20 years, youngest son of Hugh Cairns, 142 Crumlin Road, late of County Courthouse.
DAVIDSON -- February 11th, at her residence, 33 Harper Street, Maggie, the dearly-beloved wife of James Davidson. Interment in the City Cemetery on to-morrow (Thursday) afternoon, at half-past two o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation. Asleep in Jesus.
FERGUSON -- February 11th, 1902, at her residence, 44 Hogarth Street, Maggie, the eldest daughter of the late James Ferguson. Her remains will be removed, for interment in the City Cemetery on to-morrow (Thursday) afternoon, at half-past two o'clock. Friends will please accept this (the only) intimation. "Asleep in Jesus." SARAH FERGUSON.
FULLERTON -- February 11, at the residence of her brother-in-law, James Blair, Whitepark, Mary, daughter of the late William Fullerton, Ballysnood, Larne. Her remains will be removed for interment in Kilwaughter Cemetery, on to-morrow (Thursday) morning, at 11.45 o'clock. Friends will please accept this (the only) intimation.
GERARD -- February 12th, at the Royal Hospital, Ann Gerard, Sen. Her remains will be removed from above address, for interment in the City Cemetery on to-morrow (Thursday) afternoon, at three o'clock. JAMES GERARD.
GILPIN -- February 11th, at 9 Ardenvohr Terrace, Woodstock Road, John Henley, the dearly-beloved husband of Ruth Gilpin, late deputy-harbourmaster. Funeral to-morrow (Thursday) afternoon, at two o'clock, for the City Cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation. "Absent from the body, present with the Lord." RUTH GILPIN.
GOURLEY -- February 11, at his residence, Ballypallady, William, the dearly-beloved husband of Isabella Gourley. His remains will be removed from above address, for interment in Antrim Old Burying-ground, on Friday morning, at eleven o'clock. Friends will please accept this (the only) intimation. ISABELLA GOURLEY.
HARPER -- February 11th, at her father's residence, Wolfhill, Ligoniel, Belfast, Sarah Harper, aged 34 years, second daughter of Robert M'Keown. The remains of my dearly-beloved wife will be removed from the above address, for interment in the family burying-ground, Umgall, on to-morrow (Thursday), at 12 o'clock noon. Friends will please accept this intimation. JOHN HARPER.
LONGWORTH -- February 11th, at her mother's residence, 22 Marsden Gardens, Emma, the dearly-beloved daughter of the late John Longworth. Her remains will be removed, for interment in the City Cemetery on to-morrow (Thursday) afternoon, at three o'clock. Friends will please accept this (the only) intimation. EMMA LONGWORTH.
MARKS -- February 10th, at his residence, 39 Mount Street, Ballymena, Hugh Marks, aged 74 years. His remains will be removed, for interment in the burying-ground, Rasharkin, and to-morrow (Thursday) morning, at eleven o'clock.
MELLAN -- February 10th, 1902, at her brother's residence, 113 Limestone Road, Belfast, Sarah Mellan. The remains of my beloved daughter will be removed from the above address at 7 o'clock on to-morrow (Thursday) morning, to the Great Northern Railway for interment at Castleblaney, arriving there at 11.30. M. MELLAN.
M'ILVEEN -- February 11th, at her father's residence, Carnmoney, Margaret, the dearly-beloved daughter of David and Annie M'Ilveen. Her remains will be removed, for interment in Carnmoney Burying-ground on to-morrow (Thursday) afternoon, at two o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation. You now you must hear my voice no more, my father calls me home. DAVID M'ILVEEN.
M'KIERNAN -- February 11th, at her residence, 16 and 18 Falls Road, Elizabeth M'Kiernan. -- R.I.P. The remains of my beloved wife will be removed, for internment in Milltown Cemetery on to-morrow (Thursday) afternoon, at two o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation. DANIEL M'KIERNAN.
M'MINN -- February 11th, at 25 Glenalpin Street, Maria, the dearly-beloved daughter of Andrew M'Minn. Her remains will be removed, for interment in Ballylesson Churchyard and to-morrow (Thursday) afternoon, at two o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation. ANDREW M'MINN.
O'SHEA -- February 11th, at 52 Atlantic Avenue, Mary Therese, the dearly-beloved wife of John J. O'Shea, Architect. -- R.I.P. Her remains will be removed for interment in Our Lady's Acre, Greencastle, on to-morrow (Thursday) afternoon, at one o'clock.
SAUNDERSON -- At her residence, Moat Road, Ballymena, Mary, beloved wife of Boyd Saunderson. Her remains will be removed, for interment in the Churchyard, Ballymena, on to-morrow (Thursday) at 12 o'clock noon. Friends will please accept this intimation. BOYD SAUNDERSON.
STANFIELD -- February 11th, at her brother's residence, Ballynahinch Street, Hillsborough, Sarah Stanfield. Her remains will be removed, for interment in St. John's, Kilwarlin, on to-morrow (Thursday) afternoon, at one o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation. JOHN & WILLIAM STANFIELD.
TOLAN -- February 12, at his residence, 20 Grand Street, Low Road, Lisburn, James Tolan. The remains of my beloved husband will be removed, for interment in the Lisburn Cemetery on Friday afternoon, at two o'clock. Friends will please accept this (the only) intimation. CHARLOTTE TOLAN.
YOUNG -- February 11, at his residence, Manse, Newtownards, Rev. James Young, M.A., senior minister of Second Newtownards Presbyterian Church, in his 69th year. His remains will be removed for interment in the Movilla Cemetery, on Friday, 14th inst., at two o'clock p.m. Friends will please accept this (the only) intimation. JOHN YOUNG.
CAMPBELL -- In loving memory of William James Marshall Campbell, who departed this life on 12th day of February, 1899, and was interred in Saintfield Presbyterian Churchyard, aged seven months. INSERTED BY A FRIEND.
We mourn the loss of him we loved,
And did our best to save;
Beloved on earth, regretted gone,
Remembered in the grave.
FRANCIS & RACHEL CAMPBELL. 51 Wolff Street, Ballymacarrett.
CATHCART -- In sad and loving memory of my dear father, William Cathcart, who departed this life on the 12th of February, 1901, and was interred in the City Cemetery. Inserted by his loving daughter, SARAH STEVENSON.
KILLINER -- In sad and loving memory of our dear little son, Jack, who went to be with Jesus on 12th February, 1901, and was interred in Aughnacloy Churchyard. W. & M. KILLINER.
MILLAR -- In sad and loving remembrance of Robert John Millar, who departed this life on the 12th February, 1901, and was interred in the family burying-ground, Movilla, Newtownards.
That dark, cold grave cannot destroy
The memories of the past,
That cheers me on withe brighter hopes
To meet with him at last.
"Though lost to sight, to memory dear."
REA -- In fond and loving remembrance of my dear mother, Sarah Rea, who departed this life on the 12th February, 1900, and was interred in Balmoral Cemetery. Deeply regretted. SARAH REA, 8 Greenmount Street.
DEATH OF REV JAMES YOUNG, M.A., NEWTOWNARHS.
It is with profound regret we chronicle the death to-day of the Rev. James Young, M.A., which occurred last night somewhat suddenly at his residence, The Manse, Mark Street, Newtownards, and which removes one of the best-known clergyman of the Ards district, and a gentleman popular with all classes and creeds. Deceased had been in ill health for the past few months with disease of the heart, but latterly an improvement set in. The General Assembly permitted him last year to retire from active ministerial duties, and the congregation to appoint an assistant and successor. Born in November, 1833, he was connected with the congregation of Dervock, County Antrim, were his brother, Mr. John Young, Cupperdale House, Ballymena, still worships. Mr. Young was prepared for college by the late Rev. Dr. Smyth, M.P., and entering the Queen's College, Belfast, was successful in securing a science scholarship. The following year saw him a science scholar, and in the third year he got senior scholarship, and graduated B.A. at close of session; and in the following year M.A. with honours, receiving an exhibition in the natural science. Taking first theological year in Belfast he was prize man in Hebrew, and subsequently obtained a tutorship in France for a term of some six months, and a summer session at Geneva in theology. His final session in theology was at Edinburgh. The rev. gentleman was licenced to preach in November, 1859, called in April, 1860, and ordained in June, 1860, to the ministry of Second Presbyterian Church, Newtownards, in succession to the Rev. Mr. Maxwell, and he continued to preach faithfully until within a few months past. Although having numerous calls to larger and wealthier congregations, Mr. Young remained with his first charge. When the Newtownards Intermediate School was opened, the deceased generously acted in the capacity of master, giving his services gratuitously. Besides being a member of the Newtownards School Attendance Board, where his advice on matters educational was invaluable, he took an active interest in the local nursing society, and other charitable bodies, and during the last parliamentary election for North Down was president of the Presbyterian Unionist Voters' Association, and supported Mr. Thos. L. Corbett's candidature. The present church and splendid lecture hall is a lasting tribute to his architectural skill. He succeeded in the ministry by his nephew, Rev. John A. F. Young, B.A.
Patrick W. Parse, a dispenser from Athlone, poisoned himself yesterday at Ruabon by morphia after a week's drinking bout.
Hugh M'Donald, one of the men injured in the dynamite explosion at Yoker Dock yesterday, died in Glasgow last night. This makes the second death.
The remains of Harbour Constable Nixon, who died from fever in the union hospital on Monday, were interred to-day in the City Cemetery.
Mr. John H. Gilpin, for many years one of the deputy harbour masters at Belfast, died yesterday at his residence, 9 Ardenvohr Terrace, Woodstock Road. The funeral takes place to-morrow afternoon in the City Cemetery.
The s.s. Veritea, Austrian steamer, that went ashore on her way to Glasgow, has been successfully lifted by Mr. M'Causland, of Portaferry, and towed to Belfast by two Glasgow tugs for repairs at Workman, Clark, & Co.'s. She is at present lying at the alexandra jetty.
BELFAST MANSLAUGHTER CASE.
At the Belfast Custody Court today, before F. G. Hodder, R.M., Evolina Jones was charged with the manslaughter of her son, Thomas, aged about 1 year, on the month of September...
Owing to the illness of a material witness, the Resident Magistrate adjourned the case until Thursday, the 6th of March.
KILLED ON THE RAILWAY.
A married man named Thomas Deans, a sulphate worker, employed at Gowan, near Glasgow, and a girl named Mary Ann Tyler, of Coatbridge, were walking along the railway line at Coatbridge last night when they were run down and killed by a passenger train. Deans was cut in two.
COUNTY CORK SENSATION.
FARMER ROBBED AND MURDERED.
This morning the dead body of a farmer named Benjamin O'Connor was found near the village of Meelin, near Kanturk. There were several wounds about the head and other parts of the body bore marks of violence. The pockets were torn out, and it is supposed that deceased was murdered and robbed. One arrest has been made. The affair has caused a sensation in the district.
DEATH IN THE ROYAL HOSPITAL,
Ann Gerrard, aged 80 years, who was admitted to the Royal Hospital on Sunday last, suffering from severe burns, caused by her clothes catching fire, died this morning in the above institution. An inquest will in all probability be held.
DUNMURRY PETTY SESSIONS
This monthly court of petty session, was held to-day in the Courthouse, Dunmurry, before before Mr. John Rodgers, J.P. (in the chair), and Mr. W. H. H. Lyons, J.P. Mr. T. J. English, C.P.S., was also in attendance.
Sergeant Clarke summoned Thomas M'Cracken, [?] Lesson Street, Belfast, for discharging a gun on the 3oth January, at Black Mountain. The sergeant disposed to finding the prisoner firing the gun on the day in question. Mr. Rodgers to Defendant -- Did you not know that you were breaking the law? -- No; or I would not have done it. Mr. Rodgers said that under the circumstances he would impose the small fine of 1s and costs.
Mary Beggs, Gowdy's Row, Dunmurry, summoned Joseph Muscatt, 10 Regent Street, Belfast, for assaulting her on the 8th January. Mr. Wm. Harper appeared for the defendant, and Mr. N. Tughan, for the complainant. Mr. Tughan, in opening the case, said that this was a summons initiated by his client against the defendant, who is a Jew, for an assault. Some time ago one of the defendants travellers left a dress piece with complainant on approbation, and upon the day in question defendant came to his client for the money. Complainant said that she did not want the article, and offered him the dress piece back, whereupon he struck her on the mouth. For this offence we caused the summons to be issued. Mary Beggs deposed that she resided in Goudy's Row, Dunmurry. Defendant called at her house on the day in question. Witness offered him the dress piece, which you got on approbation. Defendant would not take it, whereupon he struck her on the mouth. Witness gave him no provocation whatever. Cross-examined by Mr. Harper -- Did you ever see the defendant before? -- No; I never did. Was there any arrangements made that the dress be paid in instalments? -- No. High long was the defendant in your house? -- About two minutes. Was there anyone in the house except yourself? -- Yes. Who? -- Mrs. Hamill; she saw all that took place. Had you to be attended to by a doctor? -- No. Margaret Hamill deposed that she was in the house when the assault took place. Complainant offered defendant address piece to take away with him. He said he would not, and struck complainant on the mouth. Cross-examined by Mr. Harper -- What did complainant do with dress piece? -- She left it on defendant's shoulder. Mrs. Stevenson give evidence. She said that she saw Mrs. Beggs after the defendant had left. She appeared all excited, and there was blood on her apron. Thomas Beggs, husband, also give evidence as to his wife's condition when he returned home from his work. Cross-examined -- Have you the dress piece? -- Yes. Joseph Muscatt, defendant, was examined, and gave evidence as to the treatment he received when he called at complainant's house. Cross-examined by Mr. Tughan -- Didn't you summons this woman some time ago, and the case was dismissed? -- Yes. Were you ever summoned before? -- No. Do you swear that you never were summoned before? -- I do. This closed the case. Their Worships retired, and returned in a few minutes. Mr. Rogers said that they found the defendant guilty of assaulting complainant, and would find him 10s -- with 10s costs.
This was all business transacted, and the court rose.
SAD ICE ACCIDENT IN PORTADOWN.
Mr. Coroner Atkinson held an inquest last night on the body of a boy named George Walker (12), who was drowned while sliding on the floods at the edge of the river Bann. Mrs. Walker, mother of the deceased, said the boy left the house at half-past two o'clock, and she did not see him again until he was brought home dead at five o'clock. He was a half-timer in the spinning mill. David M'Afee said he left the house to have slide on the Bann, and when he went down George Baxter, Samuel Furly, Thomas Quinn, and George Walker, the deceased, were sliding on the floods. Witness started slide with them, and they continued to slide together for about fifteen minutes. Then witness and deceased separated from the others, and went about the field and a half from them. They had only been sliding about two minutes when George Walker went down in the ice. He struggled for about two minutes to get out, and then sank. Witness was only a yard behind deceased when he went down. He was afraid of going down himself, and called George Baxter and the other boys, but deceased had just gone down when they came over. Daniel Lawless said that he and some other boys got a boat, and went to where they saw a cap floating on the water. Witness looked down, and saw deceased on his knees at the bottom about six feet from the surface. Constable Healy and Dr. Howlett having been examined, the jury found that deceased was accidentally drowned in the waters of the river Bann.
SAD OCCURRENCE AT COOKSTOWN
A MAN KILLED.
A shocking fatality occurred this afternoon at Messrs. Adair's Spinning Mills, Cookstown, to a man named William Graham. It appears Graham was working at a large water wheel, when he slipped and fell against the latter. The body was recovered some distance down the river. It is not ascertained whether death was due to drowning or to wounds inflicted by the wheel. The deceased lived in Church Street, and leaves a wife and family.
BANGOR PETTY SESSIONS.
At the bi-monthly court of Petty Sessions to-day,
Mr. John M'Meekin, J.P., made reference to the death of the great statesman who had been so intimately connected with Bangor and the neighbourhood. He said it was fitting that in that Court some references should be made to the distinguished nobleman who died that morning, and who had been well known in their town, and who was Lord Lieutenant of the County Down. He was sure that they in Bangor had watched the career of Lord Dufferin with great and growing pride. It was only the other day that he (Mr. M'Meekin,) had seen the deceased gentleman described in the newspaper as, "the most illustrious of the King's subjects." He thought they could say that taking Lord Dufferin all in all, they would not soon see his like again. Their sympathies of course, that morning went out to his able and gracious partner, who had been an inspiration and solace to him. That day she was bearing sorrow's crown. They all had the greatest sympathy for Lady Dufferin and family in their hour of affliction. They hoped that she might be able to bear up under the present very sad circumstances.
Colonel Bowlby, R.M., the presiding justice, said he endorsed everything his colleague had said.
Mr. H. H. Mussen, solicitor, as representing the legal profession, desired to associate himself with all had fallen from Mr. M'Meekin. He personally had enjoyed the privilege of meeting Lord Dufferin, and he was always impressed with the greatness and nobility of his character. Surely, as had been said, a great man had passed away in Lord Dufferin.
District-Inspector Hanna, on behalf of the constabulary, said Lord Dufferin's name would never be forgotten. He was sure the sympathy of all Irish people would be extended to his Lordship's noble widow.
ULSTER LAW CASES IN DUBLIN
A KILREA ASSAULT CASE.
In the King's Bench Division yesterday before Mr. Justice Barton, in the case of M'Keever v Graham, Mr. A. L. Horner (instructed by Messrs. Anderson & Co.) applied to make a consent a rule of court. The action was brought by a fowldealer named John M'Keever against John Graham, of Kilrea, for damages for assault and battery. A consent had been entered into to have the case remitted for trial at Coleraine quarter sessions, and counsel asked that this consent should be made a rule of court. The application was granted.
SECOND BELFAST CO-OPERATIVE BUILDING SOCIETY v. FRANCIS QUINN.
This case came before Mr. Justice Barton and Mr. Justice Wright. Mr. Thomas Harrison (instructed by Messrs. M'Cormick & Quail) applied on behalf of the defendant to have the venue in this case changed from Dublin to Belfast. The action was brought to recover £55 6s 6d alleged to be due on foot of certain repayments and fines. Counsel stated that the society had issued three writs against the defendant in July last. He paid certain sums into court in satisfaction of the three claims. The society took two of these sums out of court, and were proceeding on the third writ. The case was an extremely paltry one, and ought never to have been brought in the superior courts. Mr. M'Gonigal (instructed by Mr. E. Stanley Jones) opposed the application. The Court changed the venue to Belfast.
LISBURN BILL OF EXCHANGE.
In the case of Hammond v. Nelson, Mr. W. M. Whitaker (instructed by Mr. Magennis) for the plaintiff, James Nelson Hammond, of Lisburn, in an action for £64 19s on foot of a bill of exchange at four months, alleged to have been made by the late John Nelson, applied that the venue be changed from Dublin to Belfast. The defendant, who is sued as executrix of her husband, denies that any money is due or that the document sued on is in the nature of a bill of exchange. The Court accordingly made the order.
BELFAST WILL IN QUESTION.
The Master of the Rolls had before him in the Chancery Division the case of Craig v. M'Naughton. Mr. Serjeant Dodd, with him Mr. W. H. Brown (instructed by Messrs. Moorhead & Wood), applied, on behalf of the plaintiff, for an order for costs of the inquiry ordered by the judgement in the action on the 25th April, 1901. The action was brought for an account of the rents and profits arising out of three houses in North Street, Belfast, bequeathed by Margaret Knox, deceased, to her three nephews, and also for the purpose of determining various other questions in reference to the construction of the will. On inquiry it was found that £88 11s was the balance in the hands of the defendant, who was trustee and co-executrix of the deceased. Mr. Harrison, K.C., and Mr. M'Ilroy (instructed by Messrs. Torrens & Bristow) opposed the motion on behalf of the defendant. The Master of the Rolls ordered that the sum of £88 l1s be handed over to the plaintiff within a month. He declared the plaintiff entitled to the costs of the inquiry at Chambers and of the present motion.
BUSHMILLS INSURANCE CASE.
The Vice-Chancellor had also before him the case of Douglas' policy and the Married Women's Property Act. This was an application on behalf of Mr. Patrick Magilligan, of Coleraine, that he and another should be appointed trustees of a policy of insurance, effected by David Douglas, of Bushmills, on his own life, under the Married Women's Property Act of 1882, in favour of David Douglas's wife, Jane Douglas. David Douglas died in July last, and the policy-money, amounting to £560, thereupon became payable. Previous to his death Douglas and his wife had assigned the policy by way of mortgage to John Baxter, of Ballymoney. In August last Mrs. Douglas assigned to her daughter, Mrs. Grew, of Bangor, whatever balance might be coming to her on foot of the policy. In September, Patrick Magilligan, as a judgment creditor of Mrs. Douglas, obtained an order appointing him equitable receiver over the balance in Baxter's hands. In January, 1902, Mrs. Douglas was declared a bankrupt. A claim to the policy moneys was made by Magilligan and by Baxter, and the company being unable to get a satisfactory discharge, lodged the money in court. Hence the present application. The Vice-Chancellor appointed the two persons suggested as trustees, and referred it to Chambers to ascertain who were the parties entitled to the money in court. He gave all parties their costs.
DOWNPATRICK ADMINISTRATION SUIT.
In the case of Kerr v. Torney, in which the plaintiff, who carries on business under the style of Kerr & Belshaw, at Downpatrick, got a decree to administer the personal estate of the late Henry Torney, of Raholp, the Chief Clerk certified the result of his inquiries, showing that the deceased was possessed of five farms of land under different landlords. The Vice-Chancellor made an order for the sale of the farms at the proper time of the year, and gave the parties costs out of the assets.
A BALLYMACARRETT WILL.
The Lord Chief Baron and a common jury had before them the case of Burnside v. Crotty. This was an action for damages for trespass to a wall of a house belonging to the plaintiff, situate in Lagan Village Road, Ballymacarrett. The plaintiffs premises adjoin those of the defendant. Francis R. Crotty, and his house had been built before that of Mr. Crotty, who had used the gable of the side wall in erecting his own house. The plaintiff's lease contained a provision that the gable wall was to be a party wall, and the defendant contended that that gave him a right to build on it without payment. The Lord Chief Baron held that the defendant had certain rights of building before the wall, but had exceeded those rights, and left the question of damages to the jury. The jury assessed the damages at £25, for which judgment was given, with a stay of execution.
JAMES JOHNSTON, OWNER; MAGEE PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE, LONDONDERRY, PETITIONERS.
This was an application in the Land Judge's Court -- before Mr. Justice Ross -- on the part of the petitioners that they should be at liberty to reduce certain rent charges, royalties, and other superior interests vested in the Earl of Kilmorey, the head landlord of the lands, which were being sold to the tenants, and that they should be at of liberty to accept a release without investigation title of certain charges issuing out of portion to lands at Lisserboy, County Armagh, and pay the costs of the release. It appeared that these charges had been on the lands of Carnacally, but at least some 150 years ago some twelve acres of the lands of Carnacally had been reckoned in the lands of Lisserboy, and that this twelve acres could not now be identified. Mr. Justice Ross granted the application.
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IRISH HORSES FOR THE ARMY.
OPINIONS OF LORD FERMOY.
Lord Fermoy, writing in the "Times" from Rockbarton, County Limerick, under date February 5, asks why he should depend on foreign nations for our horse supply when Ireland, a great horse-breeding country, with a little thought and management could supply the Army with the finest remounts in the world. He suggests that Government sires might be located over Ireland, to be at the use of the farmers free. These sires must not be the refuse of the stud-book, but must be sires with bone and size, costing from £400 to £800 each. The State might then, after inspection, buy the produce, the price to be fixed at one year old.
SMALLPOX IN DUBLIN.
The strictest precautions are being taken by the Public Health Authorities in Dublin with reference to the case of smallpox discovered on Monday in the city, but, unfortunately, it would appear as if the infection had begun to extend itself before the officials got cognisance of the importation of the disease from Glasgow. Dr. Day, Master of the Cork Street Hospital, made an inspection yesterday of 49 Townsend Street, were the patient already notified was discovered. Dr. Day found that a man named James Kelly, who had been a lodger in the house in Townsend Street, was developing symptoms similar to those of smallpox, and he was promptly removed to the Home at Beneavin, whither the other patient named Smith was also transferred from Cork Street Hospital yesterday.
IRISH MILITARY NEWS.
The following appointments were gazetted last night:-- Irish Guards -- The undermentioned second-lieutenants to be lieutenants -- H. F. Ward, vice Lord Herbert A. M. D. Scott, D.S.O.. seconded: the Honourable L. J. P. Sutler, vice Lieutenant H. A. Herbert-Stepney, appointed adjutant.
4th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers -- Howard Elphinstone-Holloway, gentleman, to be second-lieutenant.
5th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles -- Second-Lieut. J. H. L. Reade (since gazetted to the Manchester Regiment) to be lieutenant. The undermentioned second-lieutenants to be lieutenants -- C. G. Rivett-Carnac, A. H. Hopwood, J. C. M. O'Donnell. C. D. Smyth, gentleman, to be second-lieutenant.
3rd Battalion Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers) -- The appointment of Second-Lieutenant J. G. Adams, which was announced in the "London Gazette" of the 28th January, 1902, is cancelled at his own request.
Were exported from Ireland during 1900. How many pf these were fed on "CASTALLA?"
A Paris telegram states that the British steamer Sobralense is a shore near Prairha, and will have to lighten before she can float.
ADMIRALTY PROMOTIONS. The following promotions were gazetted last night:-- Vice-Admiral Sir Compton Domvile, to be admiral; Rere-Admiral Fanshawe, to be vice-admiral; and Captain Sir Edward Chichester, to be rere-admiral. Admiral Sir C. G. Fane retires.
The missing barque Memory arrived at Fleetwood yesterday, after a terrible experience in the Atlantic.
AN IRISH LADY'S LEGACY TO AMERICA. -- A mail report from Philadelphia says:-- Register of Wills Singer granted auxiliary letters of administration on a certified copy of the will of Eliza Patton Craig, who died at Portrush, Ireland, last July, leaving an estate which included $21,600 invested in this country. The Presbyterian Home for Aged Couples at Balla is a beneficiary in the will to the extent of $500, the bequest to be used in paying off the debt of the institution. $100 each is given to the Misses Margaret, Ellen, Lizzie, and Emma Graham. of 3827 Chestnut Street, and Mrs. Albert Damos, also of this city, and $200 to Edgar Craig, of 1934 North Eleventh Street.
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