CAIRNS--WARD -- October 9th, at St. Mathew's Church, Toronto, Canada, by Rev. J. R. H. Warren, M.A., James Cairns, second son of James and Dora Cairns, Ava Street, to Maria Ward, eldest daughter of the late William Ward and of Mrs. Tacey, Seymour Street -- both of Lisburn.
DUNCAN--WHITFIELD -- October 20th, 1916, at Railway Street Presbyterian Church, Lisburn, by Rev. R. W. Hamilton, M.A., Norman F., fourth son of the late Frederic Duncan, Lisburn, to Janie B., elder daughter of Henry S. Whitfield, Lambeg.
DeathRICE -- October 19, at his residence, Bow Street, Lisburn, James Rice, J.P. -- R.I.P. Funeral to Holy Trinity Cemetery to-morrow (Saturday) at two o'clock. No flowers.
For King and Country
DOWDS -- Killed in action on September 26, 1916, Lance-Corporal Charles J. Dowds, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, eldest and dearly-beloved son of Eliza Jane and the late Charles Dowds.
His warfare o'er, his battle fought,
His victory won, though dearly bought;
He fought so well, he was so brave,
He slumbers now in a soldier's grave.
Inserted his sorrowing Mother, Sisters, and Brothers, 75 Ballynahinch Road, Lisburn.
M'IVOR -- Killed in action on October 9, 1916, 16756, Private Willie M'Ivor, R.I.R., beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh M'Ivor. Deeply regretted.
176 Ainsworth Avenue, Belfast.
WEBB -- September 30, 1916, killed in action, Lance-Corporal Joseph Webb, Royal Irish Rifles (Ulster Division) second son of John Webb, 2 Richardson's Row, Hilden, Lisburn.
Deeply regretted by his sorrowing Father, Mother, Brothers, and Sisters. Also his Uncle Robert and Aunts Rebecca and Jane.
SOME EXTRACTS FROM THE
RECORDS OF OLD LISBURN
AND THE MANOR OF KILLULTAGH.
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Edited by JAMES CARSON.
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HETEROGENEA, OR MEDLEY.
(For the benefit of the Poor.)
By JOHN MOORE JOHNSTON.
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Printed at Downpatrick in 1803 by James Parks.
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Mr. Johnston was born at Portmore Park, in the County of Antrim, in the year 1747. He appears to have resided at various times in the vicinity of Ballynahinch, Glenavy, and Lisburn. From 1764 till 1780 he acted as assistant to William Higginson, Agent to Lord Hertford. In the latter year Mr. Higginson having been removed from the agency, Mr. Johnston became receiver on Lord Moira's Ballynahinch Estate, which position ho continued to occupy after the estate was purchased by David Ker and Matthew Forde. Montalto, Ballynahinch, was up till about 1793 one of the seats of the Earl of Moira, when it passed into the hands of the Ker family. The town of Ballynahinch was founded by the Right Hon. Sir George Rawdon, Bart., ancestor of the Earl of Moira, in the reign of Charles II. "He died at Lisburn in August, 1684, in the 80th year of his age, and was buried there with great magnificence."
The Author of Heterogenea was evidently a man of romantic and philosophical tastes, as the volume is full of poetical effusions and philosophical disquisitions. The reader anxious to partake of the poetry and philosophy must be referred to the book itself, as space will not permit of going beyond the subject matter in hand -- the history of the Town of Lisburn and District.
The plea, however, put forward by the Author, in the Introduction, for publishing the book is so quaint, not to say ingenious, that a paragraph is worth quoting -- "I intended to have left in my last will ten pounds to the poor, for each of the Parishes of Lisburn, Ballinderry, and Magharadroll (Ballynahinch), but on second thought judged it more judicious to apply that sum to their benefit in my life-time; and by publishing a Book by subscription in order to raise a larger sum, to purchase houses or lands for ever, would be more eligible and beneficial: the profits to be paid annually to them:-- the Minister, Church Wardens, &c.; Trustees or a Committee to conduct the business. Every one I have spoken to on the subject approves of the plan. It will in some measure preclude the necessity of calling upon the opulent, charitable and well disposed in future should there happen in the course of providence times of scarcity as in 1801; by this means there will be a permanent fund for their support. . . . Arise then ye great ones of the County, and help forward the designs of divine providence: true charity ever dwells with an elevated soul, etc., etc."
The response to the appeal was generous, and must have produced a very considerable sum of money. The Marquis of Hertford appears for £20; Matthew Forde, Seaford, £11 7s 6d; David Ker, Montalto, £22 15s 0d; Earl of Moira, £5; the Author, £30 and 500 copies of the Book. There were almost 600 subscribers and contributors applying for over 800 copies, not including those taken by the Author. Still no complains -- "A few persons of rank and fortune declined to subscribe. I shall leave them to their own serious contemplation when they have time to reflect. I fear too many live in dissipation, vicious pleasure, and make a God of this world."
The Author of the Heterogenea gives numerous, instances of longevity that came under his notice, dealing quite freely with ages of 100, 104, 108, 111, and 114 years. He writes of an ancestor of his own -- "John Johnston, who married a niece of the Rev. James Mace, Rector of Lisburn, and settled at Ballinderry, near Portmore, in 1670; he died there in 1740 aged 101 years." Also another member of the family -- "William Johnston, who settled at Lisnatrank, near Lisburn, and who was very active in defending that town in 1641 against Sire Phelim O'Neill's adherents; he died in 1700 aged 100 years. His son William Johnston, Doctor of Physic, Warwick, England; about 1711 sold the townland of Lisnatrunk to Mr. Merrifield of Lisburn."
The volume,, notwithstanding its obvious imperfections and absurdities, is an interesting contribution to the history of Lisburn and district. It contains some 318 pages, including the introduction and list of subscribers. In addition to the following extracts, the contents embrace a description of Magheradroll Parish, Ballynahinch, Memoirs of the Earl of Moira, Memoirs of the Author, Resolutions of the Parish of Magheradroll, Poems, Letters, Essays, etc. etc. The Book is aptly described by the Author as a Medley.
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A Description of the upper half Barony of Massereene, &c. in the county of Antrim, comprising the Territories or Manor's of Kilultagh and Derryvolga.
The Territories of Kilultagh and Derryvolga, are bounded on the North by lower Massereene and upper Belfast, in the County of Antrim, on the East and South, by Castlereagh and lower Iveagh, in the County of Down, and on the West by Lough-neagh. These Manors contain about eighty thousand acres english, divided into eleven parishes, viz. Lisburn, Lambeg, Derriaghy, Magheragall, Magheramesk, Aghalee, Aghagallon, Ballanderry, Glenavy, Camlin and Tullyrusk, the whole being the estate of the Marquis of Hertford, who has the presentation to all the parishes except Lambeg, Derryaghy and Magharagall, which are the Bishop's. The Revd. Dr. Snowdon Cupples, is the present rector of Lisburn; the Revd. Phillop Fletcher, Vicar of Magheramesk, Aghalee and Aghagallon; Revd. John Connor, Vicar of Ballanderry; (who resides in England) Revd. Thomas Edward Higginson Curate; (who is a most exemplary and primitive Clergyman) Revd. Saumerez Dubourdieu, Vicar of Glenavy, Camlin and Tullyrusk; the Rev. Philip Johnston, Vicar of Derriaghy; the Revd. Francis Patten, Vicar of Magharagall and Revd. Mr. Wolsely of Lambeg. It is but justice to say, that Lord Hertford and the several incumbents, are very moderate in the article of tithe, which is fettled for their lives on an average not more than 7d. an Acre. Lisburn is the chief town in these districts, and by many esteemed the handsomest inland town in Ireland; is situated seven miles south of Belfast and seventy three north of Dublin, on the river Lagan which divides the Counties of Antrim and Down. Before the reign of Queen Elizabeth, Lisburn (then called Lisnegarvy) was a small village, the proprietor of the territory of Kilultagh, in which this town stands, was one of the O'Neils, a branch of the then Earl of Tyrone's family. In the reign of King James the first the town was much improved, the streets laid out in their present form, and the houses covered with shingles or thatch, Sir Fulk Conway, who obtained a patent of Kilultagh, &c. from King James gave great encouragement to English and Welsh tenants to come over and settle here, which a great number did. (The town of Conway in Wales, was the property of said Sir Fulk Conway.) The following are the names of the tenants who built the town, (the number of houses then were exactly fifty-two,) viz. Henry Culghanson, John Norris, John O'Murrey, Thomas Date, Simon Batterfield, John Slye, John Golly, Hugh Montgomrie, Marmaduke Dobbs, Richard Dobbs, Thomas Paston, John Tippen, Steven Richardson, Christ. Calvert, Ann Morgan, George Rose, Edward Steward, Henrie Wilson, Robert Browne, William Averne, John Dilworth, Kath. Bland, Geo. Davies, John Savage, Jerome Cartwright, Robert Taylor, Symon Richardson, Hump. Dash, William Smith, John M'Nilly, Askulfe Stanton, Henric Hollcote, Francis Bueke, Thomas Symonson, Richard Howle, John Housimen, Patt. Palmer, Robert Warton, William Cubbage, John Ap Richard, Owen Ap Hugh, Antonie Stotthard, John Mace, Humfry Leech, Richard Walker, Henric Freebourne, Edward Gouldsmith, John O'Murrey, Robert Bones, William Edwards, and Peter O'Mullred. The river Lagan is now navigable from Belfast to to Loughneagh, by a new canal lately finished, (by Mr. Richard Owens,) from Lisburn to the Lough, at the expence of the late Marquis of Donegal!, which opens a communication to the Counties of Armagh, Tyrone, Derry, &c.
The following brief relation of the miraculous victory, over the first formed army of the Irish,
ON THE 28th OF NOV. 1641
at Lisnegarvey, soon after their rebellion, which broke out the 23rd of October, 1641, is taken from the Church registry of Lisburn: "Sir Phelim O'Neill and Sir Con. Magenis, their Generals then in Ulster, and Major General Plunket, having enlisted and drawn together out of the Counties of Armagh, Tyrone, Antrim and Down, eight or ten thousand men, which were formed into eight regiments, and a troop of horse, and two field-pieces, did rendezvous, on the 27th of Nov. 1641, at a house of Sir George Rawdon, at Brook-hill, throe miles from Lisburn, in which town they knew there was a garrison of five Companies, and Lord Conway's troop of horse. They made their attack in three divisions, at the end of Castle-street, Bow-street and Bridge-street, more than two hundred of the rebels were slain in Bridge-street, and three hundred in Castle-street, and in the meadows behind the houses, whereby they were so much discouraged, that for almost two hours, their Officers could not get any more parties to adventure a second assault upon us; but in the main space they entertained us with continued fire from their body, and their field-pieces, till about one o'clock, that fresh parties were issued out, and beaten back as before, which they supplied with others till dark; when they fired the town, which was in a few hours turned into ashes. The slain of the enemy were found to be more than thrice the number of those who fought against them. Their two generals quit their station; their two field pieces were thrown into the river, or in some mosspit which could never be found; and in their retreat, or rather flight, they fired Brookhill house, and the Lord Conway's library in it, and other goods to the value of five thousand Pounds. All our horse, which did most execution, were not above 120, via -- Lord Conway's troop, and a squadron of Lord Grandison's troop. We got about fifty of their colours and drums. They were so enraged at this defeat that they murdered many hundreds of protestants, whom they had kept prisoners in the counties of Armagh, Tyrone, &c.
IN MARCH 1707,
this town has entirely consumed by an accidental fire, whence it has taken the name of Lisburn, its ancient name being Lisnagarvey. At present it contains about eight hundred Houses, mostly built of brick, in an handsome manner forming three good Streets, at the junction of which stands a good Market-house, with a Ball room over it, where an assembly is held every fortnight. The Church is large, with a good Spire, a Clock and a set of Bells, (the gift of the present Marquis of Hertford) but no otherwise remarkable, except for having a large and very genteel congregation; the principal inhabitants being of the established religion -- there are likewise a reputable body of Quakers in this town and parish, who have an elegant Meeting-house, and a short distance from it (on Bason-hill) a great boarding school for the education of children of all denominations, established by a large legacy left by the late John Handcock, Esq. of Lisburn, a member of that community. The late Mr. John Gough was head master many years, who was also a preacher amongst the Quakers. The present Mr. John Handcock son to the above named Gentleman, has lately withdrawn himself from the society of Quakers, which has made a division among them -- he was also a preacher. There are also a large body of Presbyterians and Methodists, who have each an elegant Meeting-house, and some Roman catholics, who have also a good Chapel. The houses are now in general three stories high -- Mr. James Ward, has a good Bookseller and Stationers shop the only one in the town -- Mr. Culson carries on the manufacturing of damask table cloths &c. very extensively -- the trade of this town is very considerable, both in the manufacturing of Linen and Cotton, as also in the Shop-keeping line -- fairs are held on the 21st of July, and 5th of October -- the late Mr. Hunters, William Rogers, Delacherois Crommelin, Roger Johnston Smyths, Samuel Delacherois's Jacob Hancocks, William Darbys and John Sheperds, Esqrs. have elegant houses. -- Samuel Heron Esq. has a good villa in the Castle garden, from which there is a fine view of the river, and part of the County of Down. The Linen-hall erected at the expence of the late Marquis of Hertfort, is a large square court, surrounded by a piazza of brick. There is a very great market for Linen-cloth, &c. held here weekly on Tuesday. The present Marquis of Hertford in 1796, built a very good Shambles, on a small rivulet at Smith-field, where a great number of black Cattle are exposed to sale every Tuesday. The principal inns are kept by Mr. Samuel Waring and Mr. Shaw. There was a noble Castle here formerly built by the Earl of Conway, (who died in 1690) which was burned down in 1707, but never rebuilt. Vitriol is made here at present by Doctor Alexander Crawford, a Physician of eminence and respectability; the works were first erected about thirty years ago, by Messrs. Thomas Greg and Weddell Cunningham of Belfast. The town is supplied with water by pipes from a bason above it, where it is conveyed fountains in Castle-robin, and Mountains about three miles from the town. The Streets are wide and well paved, and lighted with globe Lamps at proper distances. Lisburn now returns one member to the imperial Parliament, since the union. I must remark here that I look upon the late union to be one of the most important, and salutary measures for the peace and permanent happiness of this Kingdom at large, that ever was accomplished. It has struck off all small or rotten Boroughs as they were called, which is a complete Parliamentary reform, what we have all being crying, barking, yelping or squalling for these many year's past. It has in a great measure put down party also, as a proof of this, witness the late general Election, how few contests there were, a circumstance at which all good men should rejoice; for how was this and other towns formerly torn and distracted by contested Elections, what drunkenness, perjury, idleness, and deaths did they, not cause!
(To be Continued.)
The Price of Milk.
As a result, we understand, of the women's meeting last Friday night the Lisburn House Tenants' Association has "decided to establish a milk supply for its members and the general public," and another meeting will be held in the Good Templar Hall this (Friday) evening to consider applications for shares in the association and elect officers. In a circular that has been distributed from house to house the committee "appeal for 5s shares to ensure the venture being a financial success."
In the list of successes at the recent matriculation examinations of Queen's University, Belfast, appears the names of Miss Ridges, Friends' School, Prospect Hill, and Miss Helen Martin, a pupil of the Wm. Foote Memorial School, Lisburn.
More Wounded Soldiers.
Messrs. W. E. Sands (commandant), Robert Lamb, Charles K. Lindsay, Thos. Sloan, from Lisburn V.A.D., assisted on Wednesday evening to remove the stretcher cases from the ambulance train which conveyed another batch of wounded soldiers to Belfast.
County Antrim Infirmary.
The Matron of the Co. Antrim Infirmary acknowledges with thanks flowers, fruit, and vegetables from harvest thanksgiving services at Railway Street Church, per Rev. R. W. Hamilton; Moravian Church, Ballinderry, per Rev. A. C. Brewer; Eglantine Church, per Rev. J. S. Taylor; Derriaghy Church, per Rev. C E. Quin; and Congregational Church, Lisburn, per Rev. W. C. Cowden; also gifts for military patients of cakes, fruit, flowers, vegetables, milk, soda bread, magazines, illustrated papers, etc., from Lady Keightley, Mrs. J. Smyth, Mrs. Spence, Mrs. James Mack, the Misses Mack, Mrs. Mussen, Mrs. O'Flaherty (Cornwall), per Mrs. Mussen; Mrs. Sands, Miss Pim, Miss Ruddy, Miss Hull, Mrs. Allerton, Mrs. F. W. Ewart, etc.; also 12 dozen and 8 eggs from Mrs. Banks, Lambeg Rectory, per Miss Megrann.
National Egg Collection.
Mrs. Banks desires to acknowledge 12 dozen and 8 eggs sent to her this week for our wounded soldiers.
Prisoners of War Fund.
In our advertising columns will be found a statement showing the amount received on behalf of this deserving object. The committee would like to thank the ladies who collected and all those who sent parcels to the Jumble Sale. The Boy Scouts also rendered valuable services. A special word of praise is due the young ladies who kindly took collecting cards, and to Mr. James Briggs, carrier, who gave the free use of his van. The proceeds will be given to the Ulster Women's Gift Fund (in response to Lady Adair's appeal), the Lady Carson Fund, and Mrs. C. C. Craig's fund for sending parcels to the prisoners of war.
SKATING RINK (CASTLE STREET).
The Wednesday fashionable night is likely to prove a huge success, the floor on Wednesday being well filled with a good company. Skating has really come into life again. A grand fancy dress carnival is to take place the last Thursday in this month. Prizes will be offered for the best dressed and best skating, after which a battle of confetti will follow. Something new for Lisburn!
LISBURN TOWN COURT.
Messrs. George v. Taylor and W. J. M'Murray Sworn in as Magistrates.
This Court was hold yesterday before Sir Hugh Mack, J.P. (presiding); Messrs. Alan Bell, P.M.; Robert Griffith, J.P.; Edward Donaghy, jun., J.P.; William M'Ilroy, J.P.; W. J. M'Murray, J.P.; and George V. Taylor, J.P.
District-Inspector Gregory and Mr. T. J. English, C.P.S., were in attendance.
NEW MAGISTRATES WELCOMED.
At the opening of the Court Messes. W. J. M'Murray and George V. Taylor were formally sworn in as justices of the peace.
The Chairman extended to both gentlemen a cordial welcome to the Bench.
Mr. Wellington Young, as the senior solicitor, said he was very glad to see Mr. W. J. M'Murray there as a magistrate. As for the other gentleman (Mr. Taylor), he had not the pleasure of knowing him, but he took it for granted that he would not have been appointed to the magistracy had he not been considered properly qualified to fill the position. Regarding Mr. M'Murray, he had known him for a long lime, and as chairman of the Urban Council. If he (Mr. M'Murray) only did his duty as a magistrate as well as he did it at the Council he would prove a great acquisition to the Bench. There were now four members of the Urban Council holding the Commission of the Peace, and he hoped they would all attend that Court as regularly as possible.
Mr. Allen said he was in entire accord with the remarks made by Mr. Young. They all knew Mr. M'Murray, who was most energetic and a large employer of labour; and if he only brought to bear on his new position that common sense which had characterised him in business it would be of great assistance there. He (Mr. Allen) hoped that both Mr. M'Murray and Mr. Taylor would be seen on the Bench frequently.
The new justices having briefly acknowledged the welcome given them, the business was proceeded with.
Sergeant Rourke v. Eliza Brown, drunk on 9th inst. -- 2s 6d and costs.
Same complainant v. Maria Purcell, drunk on 14th inst. -- 20s and costs.
Sergeant Regan v. William Cochrane, indecent behaviour on 8th inst -- Adjourned for three months.
Constable Timoney v. Catherine Griffin, drunk on 10th inst. -- 20s and costs.
Head-Constable Doyle v. Henry Sharkey, drunk and disorderly on 5th inst. -- 20s and costs.
Constable Knox v. Alice Magee, drunk, on 16th inst. -- 20s and costs.
Mr. Wellington Young, town solicitor, conducted the prosecutions.
LISBURN PETTY SESSIONS.
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MACK'S COURT POSSESSION CASES.
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Magistrates no Option but Grant Decrees.
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These Sessions were held yesterday before Sir Hugh Mack, J.P. (presiding); Messrs. Alan Bell, R.M.; Robert Griffith, J.P.; Edward Donaghy, jun., J.P.; Wm. M'Ilroy, J.P.; George V. Taylor, J.P.; and W. J. M'Murray, J.P.
The cases adjourned a month ago in which Mrs. Mack sought possession of six houses, her property, in Mack's Court again came for hearing. It will be remembered that it was stated in Court on the last occasion that the tenants, who were all very poor old people, could find nowhere to go, and the cases were adjourned.
Mr. Joseph Allen again represented Mrs. Mack, the landlady. He recapitulated the statement made by him at the last Court, and said that Mrs. Mack had no option but ask for a decree. It was a great pity of those poor old people, but they were bound to ask for a decree in each case for possession.
The first case called was against Dora Lone.
James Sloan, agent, said that this tenant had left.
A formal decree for possession was granted.
Mr. Sloan mentioned that Lizzie Geehan, another of the tenant's, had got a house, and a formal decree for possession was also given in this case.
Lizzie Keenan, another tenant, appeared and said she had travelled the town of Lisburn and could not get house or habitation. She was neither able to work nor want.
Mr. Allen reiterated that they could not help asking for a decree. It was most unfortunate.
A decree for possession was granted. Decrees were granted in the other three cases against Margaret Campbell, Arthur Phelan, and Owen M'Grath.
Mr. Wellington Young said that on behalf of the Urban Council he went down and inspected the premises in question, and really it was a shame that houses had ever been erected there. They were erected at a time when no leases were granted in Lisburn. Those houses were erected in back yards, and had no sanitary accommodation of any sort. It was a pity of the landlady who was paying £6 a year ground rent. He would have to appear before their Worships at the next Court and ask for a closing order, and then the houses would be pulled down. The ground might be worth £6 to somebody. It was really an awful pity of the unfortunate tenants, one of whom had only 5s a week to live on, out of which she paid 9d a week rent. The magistrates could not help making the orders they had done. It was a very hard case.
Sergeant Rourke summoned Edward Dougan for drunkenness on the 16th inst. Second offence.
Defendant said he was in the fair and got a little drink. It was nine months since he was drunk before.
The Bench by a majority imposed a fine of 5s and costs.
Constable Hanlon summoned Phillip M'Connell for drunkenness on the 5th inst. Second offence. Fined 5s and costs.
Sergeant Rourke, food and drugs inspector, summoned James Bryans, Derrykillultagh, for selling buttermilk which contained 11.3 per cent. added water beyond the standard allowance.
Sergeant Rourke having given evidence of taking the sample, and put in the analyst's report,
Defendant said he missed the milk in the churn, and had to put in the extra water to get it churned at all. He had been bringing milk to Lisburn for eighteen years, and never was "gripped" before.
He was ordered to pay a fine of 20s and 13s costs.
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Bad Weather Retards Operations on Western Front.
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BRITISH AND FRENCH GAIN FURTHER GROUND.
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ANOTHER CUNARD LINER SUNK.
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Bad weather on the Western front has hindered operations on a big scale, still some small but important gains were made by both British and French this week; and, despite determined counterattacks, all the ground won has been held. Since 1st July 28,918 prisoners have been made by the British alone on the Somme.
Reports from all other theatres are encouraging.
The Cunard liner Alaunia has been torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel. The passengers had previously been landed at Falmouth. Most of the crew were saved, but six are still unaccounted for.
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KILLED IN ACTION.
|Lance-Corporal James Berry, R.I.R , Hillsborough. He served in the South African War.||Private B. Conlon, Canadians, brother of Mrs. George Wilson, Smithfield, Lisburn.|
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MAZE SOLDIER MISSING.
A notification has been received from the Canadian Record Office that Lance-Corporal Edmund R. Stewart, Canadians, has been posted as missing since 26th September. The eldest son of Mr. Robert Stewart, B.A., Maze, Lisburn, he had originally joined the Fort Garry Horse on 1st December, 1914; and has served in France from May, 1913, taking part in many hard engagements both of 1915 and 1916. He was chiefly educated at St. Paul's N.S, and Mountjoy School, Dublin, and learned farming at Baronscourt, Co. Tyrone, before proceeding to Canada in May, 1911. He was just twenty-three and a half years of age. Any information would be thankfully received by his father.
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LISBURN MAN MISSING.
Mr. Joseph Clarke, Magheraleave Road, Lisburn, has received intimation that his eldest son, Private Robert J. Clarke (623181), Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force, is missing since September 15. Private Clarke enlisted in Winnipeg in August, 1915, and spent a short leave at his home in November. He has been in France since April last. Private Clarke's brothers George and Joe are serving at the front with the local battalion of the R.I. Rifles.
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CAPTAIN C. L. GAUSSEN SERIOUSLY ILL
Captain Cecil L. Gaussen, R.A.M.C, who is officially reported seriously ill with fever at Bombay, is a son of the late Mr. W. L. Gaussen, Holywood, and nephew of Dr. D. P. Gaussen, Dunmurry. He graduated at Queen's University Belfast, in 1912, and has been fifteen months in the East, chiefly as surgeon on an hospital ship in the Persian Gulf. The latest wire from the War Office states that Captain Gaussen is progressing satisfactorily. His brother, Private Charles L. Gaussen, South Antrim Volunteers, was killed in action on 1st July, and another brother is Mr. Wm. Gaussen, Bangor.
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ANOTHER "LISBURN STANDARD" EMPLOYEE BEREAVED.
Yet another "Lisburn Standard" employee (the fourth within the past few months) has had a brother killed in action. This time it is our foreman, Mr. Hugh M'Ivor, whose brother, Rifleman Willie M'Ivor, Royal Irish Rifles (second son of Mr. Hugh M'Ivor, 176 Ainsworth Avenue, Belfast), who has made the supreme sacrifice. The late Rifleman M'Ivor prior to the war was a mechanic in the Singer Sewing Machine Co., Ltd., Queen Street, Belfast. He volunteered in September, 1914, but the Medical Board refused to pass him as fit for active service until May of this year. Then he was sent to a service battalion of the Rifles serving in France. A few days before the official news of his death was received he had written home a most cheerful letter mentioning that, to his great delight, he had managed to get transferred to his old battalion (the Y.C.V.'s) and was back again with his old chums. Rifleman M'Ivor, who was killed on the 9th inst., was just twenty-three years of age. In a sympathetic letter to the late soldier's parents Second-Lieut. H. E. Rankin says: "He was killed while on special duty with the Lewis Gun team, and died the death of a hero at his post." Captain W. J. Robinson, Wesleyan chaplain, in a letter of condolence in which he deplored the loss of so gallant a young life, mentions that Rifleman M'Ivor was killed by a trench mortar bomb and that death was instantaneous. Several officers and soldier comrades gathered around the grave in a little cemetery in the trenches, where a simple and touching service was s=aid before the remains were committed to their last resting place.
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LOCAL MEN ON OFFICIAL CASUALTY LISTS.
The names of the following soldiers have appeared in one or other of the official casualty lists issued this week. All are privates unless otherwise stated:--
ROYAL IRISH RIFLES.
5087, T. English, Lisburn.
5243, L.-Corpl. T. Toner, Lisburn.
5887, Corpl. P. Lavery, Lisburn.
16877, J. E. Megarry, Dunmurry.
7243, J. Skelly, Lisburn.
8395, L.-Corpl. I. Coard, Lisburn.
Died of Wounds.
3362, H. Little, Lisburn.
2178, J. M'Comiskey, Lisburn.
2891, C. Armstrong, Lisburn.
28103, A. Kelly, Hillsborough.
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THANKS TO "FIRST LISBURN" WOMEN.
Mrs. Breakey has received the following letter from Second-Lieut, N. Malcomson, who is serving with the Ulster Division Pioneer Battalion in France:--
"Dear Mrs. Breakey, -- I wish to thank you and the congregation of 1st Lisburn Presbyterian Church for their great kindness in sending me the large parcel of socks. They arrived quite safely, and I can assure you that my men appreciated them very much indeed. As it happened, they arrived at a very opportune time, as socks at present arrive only in very small numbers.
"Please give my kindest regards to Mr. Breakey, and again thanking you. -- I remain, yours sincerely,
Criminal Injury Application at Lisburn Quarter Sessions.
At Lisburn Quarter Sessions last Friday, before his Honour Judge John J. Walker Craig, Thomas Bunting, Smithfield, Lisburn, applied for £700 compensation for the alleged malicious burning of his brick manufacturing premises and machinery at Belsize, Lisburn.
Mr. Robb, B.L. (instructed by Mr. Jos. Lockhart), appeared for the applicant.
Mr. Hamilton appeared for the Antrim County Council; Mr. Hunter, B.L. (instructed by Mr. D. Barbour Simpson), for the Lisburn Rural District Council, and Mr. W. G. Maginess for the Hillsborough Rural District Council.
After hearing the evidence, his Honour refused the application without costs.
DEATH OF MR. JAMES RICE, J.P.
We sincerely regret to-day to have to record the death of Mr. James Rice. J.P., which sad event took place at his late residence, Bow Street, Lisburn, about 7.30 yesterday evening. Our sorrow will not alone be shared by the people of Lisburn of all creeds and classes, but will be keenly felt in commercial circles throughout the province. The late Mr. Rice was a contemporary and life-long friend of the late Mr. J. R. T. Mulholland, whose own death is recorded in another page in this issue.
In early life he entered the firm of Messrs. Wm. Barbour and Sons, Hilden, and eventually became head of the flax department, both there and at Courtrai, Belgium. A good many years ago he severed his connection with the concern, embarking in business for himself as flax merchant, his headquarters being in Hill Street, Belfast, where he carried on an extensive trade, and was well known in all the leading flax markets. Some years ago he was appointed a magistrate for the County Antrim, and while health permitted sat at Lisburn, his adjudications being always characterised by impartiality, fairness and consideration. The late Mr. Rice, who was unmarried, belonged to an old local family, being the son of the late Mr. James Rice. He was a devout member of the congregation of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, to the funds of which, as well as other organisations, he was a generous contributor. A most sympathetic, kind-hearted man, he was always ready to do a good turn for "a friend in need," and by many he will be greatly missed.
The funeral will the place to Holy Trinity Cemetery, Lisburn, to-morrow (Saturday) at 2 o'clock.