BOWMAN -- November 6, 1913, at the County Antrim Infirmary, Lisburn, Catherine, youngest daughter of the late John and Catherine Bowman. The remains of our beloved sister will be removed from her late residence, 48a Wesley Street, Lisburn, for interment in the family burying-ground, Blaris, on to-morrow (Saturday), at 2.30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
Inserted by her Brother and Sisters.
BLAIR -- November 6, at his parents' residence, 21 Benwell Street, James, the infant and dearly-beloved son of Hugh and Minnie Blair. His remains will be removed, for interment in the City Cemetery, on to-morrow (Saturday), at 2.30 p.m. Friends will please accept this (the only) intimation.
Sleep on, beloved, sleep, and take thy rest,
Lay thy head upon the Saviour's breast;
We loved thee well, but Jesus loved thee best.
HUGH AND MINNIE BLAIR.
CLARKE -- November 6, at his son-in-law's residence, 37 Bellevue Street, John Clarke. The remains of our dearly-beloved father will be removed from above address on to-morrow (Saturday), at 2.30 p.m. for interment in the City Cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.
"When the day breaks and the shadows flee away."
ROBERT CLARKE AND W. AND ANNIE MARTIN.
GOLDEN PILLAR MASONIC LODGE No. 156.
CLARKE -- Members of above lodge and other brethren are requested to attend the funeral of our late brother, John Clarke.
THOMAS MITCHELL, W.M.
M. SMITH, P. M. Sec.
COLLINS -- November 6, Mary, the beloved wife of Wm. Collins. Her remains will be removed from her late residence, 17 Maryville Street, on to-morrow (Saturday), at 2.30 p.m., for interment in the City Cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.
DONALD -- November 6, at the residence of his father, Redbrae Cottage, Carrickfergus, John, youngest son of Robert and Isabella Donald. The remains of our beloved son will be removed, for interment in St. Nicholas' Churchyard, Carrickfergus, on Sunday, at 3.30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
DOUGLAS -- November 7, 1913, at his residence, 67 Dunvegan Street (after a lingering illness), Thomas, the dearly-beloved husband of Grace Douglas. His remains will be removed from the above address, for interment in the family burying-ground, Ballygowan, on Sunday, the 9th inst., at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this (the only) intimation.
"Until the day breaks and the shadows flee away."
FINLAY -- November 6, at his residence, 25 Kingscourt Street, Castlereagh Road (suddenly of acute pneumonia), Moses Finlay. The remains of my dearly-loved husband will be removed, for interment in Dundonald Cemetery, on Sunday, the 9th November, at 2.30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
ELIZABETH HARBETON FINLAY.
RAVENHILL ROAD VOLUNTEERS L.O.L. No. 580.
FINLAY -- Members of above lodge and other brethren are requested to attend the funeral of our highly-respected brother, Moses Finlay.
THOMAS H. ATKINSON, W. M., JOHN CULBERT, Secretary.
FRAZER -- November 7, 1913, at his residence, Tanaghbrick, Lisburn, Matthew, the beloved husband of Rachel Frazer. Funeral to the family burying-ground, Hillhall, on Sunday, at 2.30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
GRAHAM -- November 6, at his residence, Ulster Hall, Robert Graham. The remains of my dearly-beloved father will be removed, for interment in the family burying-ground, Muckamore, on to-morrow (Saturday), at 10.30 a.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
MARIA E. GRAHAM.
CASTLETOWN MASONIC LODGE No. 181
GRAHAM -- The Brethren of above Lodge and other Members of the Order are requested to attend the funeral of our late and esteemed Brother, Robert Graham, P.M.
DAVID M'CULLOUGH, W.M., ROBERT MEHARG, P.M., Secretary.
JOHN ARNOTT TAYLOR R.A.C. No. 314
GRAHAM -- The Companions of this Chapter and other Companions are requested to attend the funeral of our late highly-esteemed Companion, Robert Graham P. K.
ROBERT NICHOLL, M.E.K., WM. WEATHERUP, P.K., Registrar
GORDON -- November 6, 1913, at his residence, Glebe, Anahilt, Hillsborough, William Gordon. The remains of our beloved father will be removed from above address, for interment in the family burying-ground, Legacurry, on to-morrow (Saturday), at 1 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
Inserted by his Sons and Daughters.
KELLY -- November 6, at 90 Artillery Street, Sarah, the beloved wife of Joseph Kelly. -- R.I.P. Her remains will be removed, for interment in Milltown Cemetery, on to-morrow (Saturday), at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this (the only) intimation.
MORGAN -- November 6, at her residence, Newport, Hillsborough, Eliza, the dearly-beloved wife of Thomas Morgan. Her remains will be removed from above address, for interment in the family burying-ground, Blaris, on to-morrow (Saturday), at 2.30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
M'ADAM -- November 6, 1913 (suddenly), at her residence, 2 Chatham Street, Belfast, Mary, widow of the late Thomas M'Adam (late of Doagh). Funeral will leave above address at 1 p.m., on to-morrow (Saturday), for Ballylinney. Friends will please accept this intimation.
Inserted by her Family.
M'CARDLE -- November 6, 1913 (suddenly), at Union Infirmary, Thomas, beloved son of William and Eliza M'Cardle. His remains will be removed from his uncle's residence, 73 Market Street, for interment in Downpatrick, on to-morrow (Saturday), at 8.30 a.m.
Inserted by his Father and Mother, WM. AND ELIZA M'CARDLE.
M'CLELLAND -November 6, 1913, at her residence, Killinchy Street, Comber, Eliza M'Clelland. The remains of my beloved wife will be removed, for interment in Comber Churchyard, on to-morrow (Saturday), at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this (the only) intimation.
ROBINSON -- November 7, 1913 at the Union Hospital, Lisburn Road, Elizabeth Jane (Wee Lily), aged 6 1/2 years, eldest and dearly-beloved daughter of Johnston and Elizabeth Robinson. Her remains will be removed from above institution on to-morrow (Saturday), at 3 p.m., for interment in the City Cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.
"Suffer little children to come unto Me."
J. AND E. ROBINSON.
TOPPING -- November 6, 1913, at Union Hospital, Lisburn Road, Elizabeth Topping, the dearly-beloved wife of Wilson Thomas Topping. Her remains will be removed from her father's residence, 41 Kensington Street, for interment in Shankill Burying-ground, on to-morrow (Saturday), at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
W. T. TOPPING AND G. GORDON.
TULLY -- November 6, 1913, at her residence, 25 Tavanagh Street, Bessie, the beloved wife of James Tully, and eldest daughter of the late Thomas Morris. Her remains will be removed from above address, for interment in the City Cemetery, on to-morrow (Saturday), at 3.30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
TULLY -- The members of Broadway United Football Club are requested to attend the funeral of the late Mrs. Tully.
T.H. SHANKS, Secretary. J. ASHWOOD, Treasurer.
WATERSON -- November 5, 1913, at his residence, 30 Parkmount Street, Thomas Waterson. The remains of my dearly-beloved father will be removed from above address, for interment in Carnmoney Graveyard, on to-morrow (Saturday), at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
BOILERMAKERS' I. & S. SHIPBUILDERS' SOCIETY. -- Belfast No. 1 Branch.
WATERSON -- Members of above Branch and District are requested to attend the funeral of our late respected superannuated member, Brother Thomas Waterson.
JOHN SMYTH, President. JAMES CAMPBELL, Secretary.
WHITE-SPUNNER -- At Eastgate House, South Lincolnshire, Edward Purdon, youngest son of late Rev. R. N. White-Spunner.
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M'DONALD -- November 7, at the residence of her grandmother, Laganvale Terrace, Old Hillsborough Road, Lisburn, Bridget (Wee Bridie), dearly-beloved and only daughter of James and Mary M'Donald. -- R.I.P. Her remains will be removed from above address, for interment in Holy Trinity Cemetery, on Sunday, at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
JAMES AND MARY M'DONALD.
M'ILVENNY -- November 6, 1913, at the residence of her daughter, 111 Walmer Street, Sophia, widow of the late John M'Ilvenny. Funeral from the above address on to-morrow (Saturday), at 2.30 p.m., for interment in Milltown Cemetery. -- R.I.P.
Mr. and Mrs. KING and Family desire to return their sincere thanks to the many friends who sympathised with them in their recent bereavement.
High Street, Antrim.
Mr. M'DOWELL and Family desire to tender their sincere thanks to the many kind friends who sympathised with them in their recent sad bereavement; also to the workers of Sinclair's Weaving Factory for beautiful wreath. Hoping this will be accepted by all.
17 St. Leonard Street.
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Mr. FREIL and Family desire to return their thanks to the members of the 17th Troop Boy Scouts for their beautiful wreath, and to the many other friends who sent wreaths, letters, and otherwise expressed their sympathy with them in their recent sad bereavement. Hoping this will be accepted by all.
55 Susan Street.
CLARKE -- In sad and loving memory of my dear husband, William Clarke, who died on November 7, 1910 (the result of an accident on Queen's Island), and was interred in Carnmoney Burying-ground.
Although his hand I did not clasp,
His face I did not see;
Yet let this little token tell,
I still remember thee.
Inserted by his loving Wife,
AGNES CLARKE. 46 Richardson Street.
HEARN -- In loving memory of our darling son Charles Henry (Charlie), who fell asleep in Jesus, November 7, 1910 (after a brief illness), aged 18 years, and was interred in Dundonald Cemetery.
Do we forget -- oh! no,
For memory's golden chain
Still binds our hearts to yours above,
Till we meet and touch again.
One less at home.
Chill as the earth-born mist the thought would rise,
And wrap our footsteps round and dim our eyes;
But the bright sunbeam darteth from the skies,
One more in Heaven.
Sadly missed by his sorrowing Father, Mother, Sisters, and Brothers. 8 Rathgar Street.
MACAULAY -- In fond and loving memory of our dear sister Mina, who fell asleep in Jesus on 7th November, 1912, and was interred in the City Cemetery.
Though now while below we shall see her no more,
We know she is safe on another bright shore;
She has bade us good-bye -- she has entered her rest,
And we shall meet her again in the land of the blest.
Ever remembered by her Brothers and Sisters.
MOORE -- In loving memory of my dear husband, William Moore, who departed this life 7th November, 1912, and was interred in Ballylinny.
Though one long year has now gone by
Since this great sorrow fell;
Still in my heart I mourn the loss
Of one I loved so well.
SMITH -- In loving memory of our dear daughter Ellen, who died at Armagh on 7th November, 1912, and was interred in the City Cemetery
'Twas hard to part with one so dear,
But God, who knoweth best,
Held wide His loving arms and said,
Come unto Me and rest.
Inserted by her loving Father and Mother,
GEORGE AND MATILDA SMITH. 79 Nevis Avenue.
DEPUTATION TO SCOTS PRESBYTERIANS.
ALTERNATIVE BEFORE THE COUNTRY
A public meeting of sympathy with Irish Presbyterians and other Protestants in their opposition to Home Rule was held in the Synod Hall, Edinburgh last night. Sir Robert Perks, in telegraphing an apology, said:- "The alternative now before our country is Home Rule or civil war. I earnestly hope that even at eleventh hour Mr. Asquith - (hisses) - will see the necessity and justice of consulting electors upon serious situation before plunging our land and Empire into civil strife." (Applause.)
The Chairman (Mr. James Clark, K.C., C.B.) at the outset proposed that they should send the following telegram to the chairman of the Nonconformist Union meeting being held at the same hour in London - "That this meeting of Scottish Presbyterians and other Protestants join hands with the English Nonconformists, met like them in determined opposition on grounds of religion and civil freedom to the Irish Home Rule Bill." (Loud applause.)
The Rev. Dr. Henry Montgomery, Belfast, in an address, asked if it was not a little hard that after they had made Ulster a credit to the British nation and had stood up for the old Union Jack all through these years, that the ladder on which the British nation climbed was to be kicked away and they were to be put under the control of a Roman Catholic majority in Ireland. (Cries of "Never" and loud applause.) I want to tell you, he declared, that by God's help we shall never submit to that. (Loud applause.)
Mr. Asquith said he was going to shoot down their co-religionists in Ulster. Did they agree with that? (Cries of "No.") He was going to shoot them only because they wanted to stay under the British Constitution and to die under the old flag. It was a shameful thing for any man to say - (applause) - but especially a man in the position of the Prime Minister of England. (Applause.) Ulster was knit together in one undying purpose to be true to the principles of civil and religious liberty. She would never give them up. They wanted this thing settled honestly, but if it went to extremes they would meet any fate rather than the fate of being put under a Roman Catholic Parliament. (Loud applause.)
The Rev. William Park, Belfast, who followed, said that they believed truth was on their side. It only needed time to have everything about Home Rule investigated to make it evident to the whole British nation that the thing was absolutely impossible. (Applause.) If only they could have a General Election or a Referendum - (applause) - time enough to discuss it, he believed the danger would pass by. (Applause.)
Mr. T.G. Houston, headmaster of the Academical Institution, Coleraine, also spoke.
The Irish representatives at this stage left the meeting for the train, the Chairman asking them to take back a message to Ulster from the hall that they at all events were true to them.
ULSTER THE BATTLE-CRY
IN THE LINLITHGOW BY-ELECTION.
Our special representative, wiring from Bo'ness to-day, says: - Making a tour of the principal towns in the Linlithgowshire Division to-day, where polling for the election of Mr. Ure's successor is in full swing, a Belfast visitor could well imagine himself not in a constituency watered by the Forth but in any bounded by the Lagan or Bann. Ulster and the Union is the whole battle cry. It forms the text of the glaring mural literature that meets one eye at every corner, and although Bailie Pratt (the Liberal candidate) has been promising a new heaven and a new earth to charm the votes of the gullible, the position of the North Irish Loyalists has been the predominant theme in oratory, and in a private interview Mr. Kidd (the Unionist champion), who has had the support of a body of Belfast speakers whose service is openly recognised as invaluable, had made even deeper impression than when last he reduced Mr. Ure's majority by almost one thousand.
Notwithstanding the extremely heavy balance of votes he has to pull up, some of his supporters are sanguine enough to anticipate the capture of the seat; but the feeling amongst the majority is that there will be such a further sweeping reduction of the Liberal lead as will constitute a striking condemnation of the Government's Irish policy, and mark a general alienation of sympathy with their present proposals.
A significant incident illustrating the impression in favour of Ulster's case that is gradually but surely being created, transpired in the Bo'ness Hippodrome at Mr. Kidd's closing meeting last night. After the candidate's rousing speech to an audience of many thousands a well-known, lifelong Radical got up in the body of the hall and declared himself, as a Protestant, to be a converted Unionist at the present critical juncture, and called on his fellow electors to follow his example by voting for Mr. Kidd.
The incident created a deep impression. At Bo'ness, the most populous town in the division, the Unionists are two to one. Amongst the early voters here was Mr. Chas. E. Allan, director of Workman, Clark & Co., Ltd., owner of Carriden Colliery, who with the colliery manager, Mr. Agnew, travelled over specially from Belfast for the election. An anomaly of the election is that Linlithgow, the county town where the count will take place, is not concerned in it, that borough being included in the Falkirk Burghs representation. Apart from a polling station there for country voters one would not know that a momentous election was being fought out in the neighbourhood.
RIOTOUS READING STUDENTS.
At a late hour on Thursday night gangs of students from University College, Reading, paraded the streets, visiting the Socialist headquarters and breaking the windows. They rushed the Suffragists' van and crowded into the vehicle, giving three loud cheers. Afterwards the students turned out the street lamps, climbed the obelisk in the market place, and decorated it with flags. It is understood the police are making strong complaints to the College authorities with a view to preventing a repetition of the riotous scenes.
STRICTLY BUSINESS CONCERN
ANTRIM ROAD NATIONAL SCHOOL.
With a view to augmenting the fund for the liquidation of a debt of £220, incurred in the erection of an infants' department in connection with the Antrim Road National School, Belfast, a two-days' sale of work, organised by the manager and teaching staff, was opened in the presence of a large attendance, on Thursday afternoon.
After devotional exercises, the Right Hon. R. G. Glendinning, who presided, said he was delighted to tell them that the school was in a very prosperous condition, and had an average daily attendance of about 350 pupils, all of an excellent type, while the general state of the school could not be excelled. He congratulated the manager on having secured such an efficient staff of teachers, and a principle of the high standing of Dr. Deans, whose work had produced such good results. He had great pleasure in introducing Mrs. Dr. Honeyburne (Bradford), who was a daughter of one of Ireland's most honoured and distinguished citizens, the Right Hon. Robert Young.
In the course of an interesting speech, Mrs. Honeyburne said truth was often spoken in jest, and who could say that a great reformer, or a world-famed explorer, or an intellectual genius was not daily in the benches of that school. Whether the pupils were to become famous or not, it was perfectly patent that the excellent teaching they received under the direction of Dr. Deans, would make them useful men and women, and well fit for the battle of life. They were taught obedience, self-control, and perseverance in an attractive manner, and nothing was left undone to ensure their success in after-days. (Applause.)
On the motion of Rev. J. T. Wilson, seconded by Mr. R.G. Milligan, a vote of thanks was passed to Mrs. Honeyburne, and a similar compliment was paid to the chairman, on the motion of Dr. Craig-Houston, seconded by Mr. J. B. Macrory.
The manager (Mr. Graham) announced that the school was one of the very few in Belfast having no clerical connections. It was a business concern, and carried on on strict business principles.
BRAVE SCOTTISH STOKER
STANDS BY THE FIRES ON SINKING SHIP.
THE CLOUGHEY BAY WRECK.
SPLENDID EXHIBITION OF PLUCK.
Again the treacherous currents and far-projecting rocks of Cloughey Bay have brought a good ship to disaster, the latest victim being the s.s. Reading, which, on Wednesday night, proceeding at the moderate speed of between nine and ten knots, was carried over the Cannon Rock, and was instantaneously put out of action.
Everything possible was done immediately to endeavour to take the vessel off; but it was soon obvious from the rapid way in which she was filling with water that any hope of saving the vessel was out of the question, and the captain communicated with the shore, requisitioning the lifeboat, which was speedily put out and stood by the stranded vessel all through the murky and stormy night.
No passengers were on board, but the crew was of several nationalities - British and foreign - and any excitement that prevailed was occasioned by several of the latter, who, imagining that there had been a collision, instantly leaving their posts, dashed up on deck, carrying with them any belongings they could grapple at the moment, in urgency to make off for safety.
The ship's boats were swung out in readiness, but the men were not allowed to enter them, the captain and officers considering that there was no immediate danger.
CAMERON, OF GLASGOW.
"I ONLY DID MY WORK."
A splendid exhibition of British pluck and coolness was given by a stoker, named Cameron, who hails from Glasgow. He was in the stokehold with several Spaniards, and the latter, on hearing the grating noise of the ship taking the rocks, darted to the deck above.
Cameron, at the risk of his life, pluckily stood by the fires, and drew them with the object of averting a possible explosion, never flinching from his post of duty until he had accomplished the task; this notwithstanding that the ship was being rapidly flooded, and that the water was rapidly rising above his waist. A very quiet, unassuming fellow is Cameron - just of the type of the British mercantile mariner who sees nothing in a heroic action but a plain matter of duty. From his shipmates he received great praise. Of himself, when interviewed by a "Telegraph" representative, he would say nothing beyond the modest affirmation - "I only did my work."
LAST TO LEAVE THE SHIP.
BRITISH TRADITIONS WELL KEPT.
It was another evidence of the stolidity of Britishers that they were last of the crew to come off, and yet again, a fine instance of the tradition of the British captain that the commander of the Reading was the last to leave the vessel, and in fact strongly insisted on remaining on board, although she was full almost to the decks with water, and in gravest danger of breaking to pieces.
The opinion of some of the crew, with whom our representative had conversation, was that the powerful currents in the neighbourhood of Cloughey Bay had carried the vessel out of her course, whilst others held to the possibility of its being a question of the mistaking of lights.
The ship was in ordinary circumstances expected to arrive at Clydebank at ten o'clock on Thursday morning.
In addition to the ship's boat which put off in tow of the Cloughey lifeboat with the men's clothing, most of which was so saturated with water as to be unwearable to-day, the other boats of the Reading were ready slung over the side of the vessel in readiness for lowering should emergency require.
It was stated that about 4 o'clock in the morning, the fore rigging and stays of the steamer were carried away, this suggesting that the boat had almost, if not completely, broken her back, and indicating of course the practical impossibility of salving her.
At three o'clock on Thursday afternoon, a representative of the "Telegraph," who went out to see the wreck, found the vessel hard and fast on the rocks, with a strong, choppy sea washing up to her.
Lloyd's representative went out by motor boat to examine the ship, and his report will be made in due course.
A COSMOPOLITAN CREW.
SEVEN NATIONALITIES ON BOARD.
Wiring from Cloughey last night our representative says:-- The weather is heavy, and the prospects of the salvage of the Reading are of the slightest.
It appears the steamer Reading left Ardrossan for Newport some five weeks ago, and loaded at the Welsh port with coals for Gibraltar, where she discharged into the hulks. From Gibraltar she continued her voyage to Seville, there taking in a cargo of 2,700 tons of iron ore for Clydebank. Incidentally it may be mentioned that before her last outward voyage the wrecked vessel had been undergoing extensive repairs and overhauling at Ardrossan at considerable outlay, and she was in admirable trim at the time of her misfortune.
The Cloughey lifeboat, the officers and crew of which are accorded the highest credit by the officers and men of the Reading, stood by the rock-held ship all night, the weather being bleak and stormy, attended by a dense and choking fog.
One of the crew of the Reading told a reported that the highest praise was due to Captain James, a native of Wales, and an experienced navigator, who could only with difficulty be induced to leave his vessel. His ship, said the sailor, was everything to him, and he was always most careful in looking after her in all details. He was also most considerate in his dealings with the men, expecting strict discipline, but never overbearing. The crew was composed of several nationalities -- Welsh, English, Scotch, with Germans, Swedes, Norwegians, and Spaniards; but, singularly enough, she had not an Irishman on her list.
Information from those who had inspected the ship during the forenoon disclosed that she was badly torn from the bow end to abaft the engine room, and water was almost flush with her deck.
CREW LEAVES FOR BELFAST.
THE STATE OF THE WRECK.
Our Portavogie correspondent telegraphs:-- The crew of the steamship Reading, stranded on the Cannon Rock left Cloughey this morning at 9-15 for the Sailors' Home, Belfast, before proceeding to their respective destinations. They were sent by orders from Mr. Scott, chief officer of the coastguards at Cloughey.
Reports to hand this morning confirm the statement that the vessel will become a total wreck, any hope of salvage being impossible.
DR. LAWRENCE WALKER'S CONCERTS
On Saturday afternoon, at 2-30, in the Ulster Minor Hall, Belfast, the first of Dr. Lawrence Walker's chamber concerts will be given. Dr. Walker will play a nocturne, mazurka, and waltz by Chopin, and take part in the greatest of all Beethoven's trios, that for piano, violin, and 'cello in B flat, Op. 97. Miss M'Kisack will sing. Mr. Rawdon Briggs will play violin solos by Kreisler, and Mr. Carl Fuch's 'cello solos by Arensky and Haydn. A feature at the opening will be Bach's sonata in C minor by Mr. Briggs and Mr. F. H. Sawyer, who will accompany all the solo items.
On December 11, at 7-30, Brahms's quartet for piano, violin, viola, and 'cello in G Minor will be performed by Dr. Walker, Miss Bessie Spence, Miss Winifred Burnett, and Mr. D. Millar Craig (Edinburgh), and Madame Gertrude Drinkwater will be the vocalist. At the concert on February 28, 1914, at 2-30 the ever-welcome Brodsky Quartet will play Schubert's quintet for 2 violins, viola, and 2 'cellos, with Miss Caradus Taylor as second 'cello. Miss Florence Nixon will be the vocalist. In March the fourth concert will present a string quartet by Haydn and Schumann's piano quintet, the artists being Dr. Walker, Miss Burnett, Miss Gladys Nelson, Miss Mina Harpur, and Miss Caradus Taylor, Miss Muriel Johnston is the vocalist. At all his concerts this season we are glad to see that Dr. Walker will play pianoforte solos.
'PINK 'UN'S" PROGRAMME
FIXTURES FOR TO-MORROW.
THE AMATEUR INTERNATIONAL.
ENGLAND v. IRELAND.
The crack amateur team of England will meet the pick of the Irish amateurs at the Oval to-morrow, and there is sure to be a keen and exciting contest. The Englishmen have not succeeded in beating Ireland for some time, and they are determined to avenge the last two defeats. The spacious ground of the Glentoran Club has been specially prepared, and the unreserved side has been banked to accommodate thousands. The big reserved stand is sure to be a boon. There will be six turnstiles on the unreserved and six on the reserved, so that spectators will have no difficulty in obtaining easy admission. The English team and officials arrived to-day, and travelled to Newcastle. They will return on Saturday morning. The Ravenhill Band will render popular musical selections from 1.30. Mr. A. A. Jackson (Scotland) will referee. The popular Vivian Woodward will captain the English team, and P. M'Cann will lead the Irish team. Gates will be open from one o'clock, and the kick-off is 2.30 sharp. Prices of admission, 6d and 1s. Undoubtedly the amateurs always put up a great game.
IRISH LEAGUE - SECOND DIVISION.
Glenavon Reserves v. Celtic 2nd.
Barn. v. Cliftonville Olympic.
Larne v. Glentoran 2nd.
Woodburn v. Linfield Swifts.
STEEL & SONS' CUP - FOURTH ROUND.
At Holywood - Norfolks "A" v. Ligoniel.
IRISH JUNIOR LEAGUE.
At Ards - Ards v. Ormiston.
At Lurgan - Queen's Park v. Forth River.
IRISH FOOTBALL ALLIANCE.
At Ballymena - South End Rangers v. Dorsets.
At Limehill Park - Cliftonville Strollers v. Glenbank Corinthians.
At Ballyclare - Green Rangers v. Broadway United.
At Holywood - Norfolks "B" v. Brantwood.
Ar Ballyclare - Ollardale v. Glenara.
At Monkstown - Monkstown v. Whitehouse.
At Whiteabbey - Glenbank Swifts v. Norfolks "C"
At Bangor - Clifton v. R. I. Rifles.
At Muckamore - Muckamore v. Linfield Rangers.
At Whitehouse - Dorsets 2nd v. St. Mary's.
At Ligoniel - Ligoniel 2nd v. Springfield Amateurs.
IRISH JUNIOR CUP
At Victoria Park - Brookmount v. Rockburn.
At Kells - Old Green Rangers v. Ahoghill.
At Clones - Clones Celtic v. Glenvale Rangers.
KNOCK v. QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY.
This Senior League fixture is down for settlement to-morrow at Hawthornden Road, Knock. Followers of the handling code should not miss the opportunity of witnessing the match. If the Varsity side give as fine a display of football as on previous occasions the match should be most interesting. Knock are determined to give a good account of themselves. Kick-off, 2.45 p.m. Teams: - Queen's - F. P. Montgomery, T. M. Boyd, C. B. Hayes, M. H. Turnbull, D. R. Wheeler, T. Wallace, J. E. Rea, R. F. Walker (captain), D. Cromie, J. M'Kay, S. Miller, H. Moore, W. Napier, W. Tyrrell, D. Watson. Knock: - G. Jackson, R. Heazley, H. Dickson, G. W. Calvert, S. Dean, F. Zebedee, F. Deane, W. H. Beattie, M. Brown, C. R. Boyd, A. Deane, J. A. Hogg, W. Kennedy, D.M'Clean, R. Reid.
DOWNPATRICK PETTY SESSIONS.
Mr. W. M'Mullin, J.P., presided at the fort-nightly court on Thursday. Edward Burgess, of Ormond Farm, Sydenham, Belfast, was charged by Head-Constable M'Donagh, R.I.C., with that he, being in charge of a road engine on the 5th August, at Clougher, did, by wilful misconduct or neglect, cause bodily injury to Catherine M'Coubrey. Mr. D. M'Cartan, solicitor, defended, and Mr. W. Martin, solicitor, watched the proceedings on behalf of the injured woman. The allegation was that defendant, driving a traction engine and train of circus waggons from Downpatrick to Ardglass, did not heed a signal to stop, with the result that the horse driven by M'Coubrey's father bolted, and she was flung out of the trap and severely injured. The defence was that the engine was stopped almost immediately. Informations were refused.
VOLTURNO RESCUE AWARDS.
The "Times" says - The gallant rescue work accomplished by the crews of the liners Devonian and Carmania, on the occasion of the burning of the Volturno, has been recognised by the Liverpool Shipwreck and Humane Society, the following awards being made:-
Gold medal and illuminated certificate of thanks to Captain Trant, of the Leyland Liner Devonian.
Silver medal, silver-mounted barometer, and illuminated certificate of thanks each to the chief officer, first officer, and second officer, also silver medal and certificate of thanks to the boatswain, and bronze medals, certificates of thanks, and a substantial money award to each man of the lifeboats' crews in recognition of gallant services in the rescue of 59 passengers from the Volturno.
Gold medal and certificate of thanks to Captain Barr, of the Cunard liner Carmania; silver medal, illuminated certificate of thanks, and silver-mounted barometer to the first officer; silver medal and certificate of thanks to the chief officer and two able seamen; also bronze medal, certificate of thanks, and money awards to each of the crew of the lifeboat for their brave attempt to rescue passengers from the Volturno.
The Nord Deutscher Lloyd have also recognised the heroic behaviour of the officers and crews of the company's steamers Grosser Karfurst and Seydlitz.
BRITISH CRUISER AGROUND
This morning the British cruisers Shannon and Natal left the Tyne. The Shannon departed in charge of two tugs at nine o'clock, but the Natal, which was moored further down the stream, swung round and went aground. After an hour's work five tugs got the Natal off, and she left the Tyne safely.
LONDON WAREHOUSE ABLAZE
£8,000 damage was done by a fire which raged for some time in a five-floored warehouse in Aldermanbury, London, early this morning.
The building was used as showrooms by a number of firms, including Messrs. Guterman, American merchants; E. Hopgood, leather goods agent; J. Macdonald & Co., woollen merchants, and G. Lang, embroidery agent.
One woman was badly cut by falling glass, and two women affected exciting escapes over the roof.
A SHEFFIELD CONFLAGRATION.
The premises of Messrs. Cocker Bros., Ltd., manufacturers of steel wire and spiral springs, Nursery Street, Sheffield, were destroyed by fire early this morning. Damage was done to the extent of several thousand pounds.
Mr. Balfour, who has been the guest of the Marquis and Marchioness of Londonderry at Wynyard Park, left this morning for Whittinghame.