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1 Feb. 1889 News of the Day

Transcribed by Jane from the Tyrone Constitution Friday, February 1, 1889.


(From our Correspondent)
Stewartstown, Wednesday evg.
To-day Mr. Patrick FLANAGAN, auctioneer, Dungannon, again put up for sale in the Courthouse, Stewartstown, at the hour of twelve o’clock, pursuant to an order for sale made by Sir Francis W BRADY, Bart, QC, County Court Judge, in a suit wherein James MULHOLLAND, Carnan, is plaintiff, and William MULLOY, defendant, a farm situate in the townland of Aughamullan – about three miles from this town, containing 10 acres, statute measure or thereabouts, and held by the said defendant as tenant from year to year under the Commissioners of Education (Ireland) at the yearly rent of £8 0s 3d. The following were the biddings – Mr Wm STUART, £100, £125, £135, Mr. John O’NEILL, £120, £130. The highest bid will be submitted to the County Court Judge for his approval. This farm was sold about a month ago at £155, the facts of which appeared then in the columns of the Tyrone Constitution, John SIMMONS, Esq. Dungannon, solicitor for the plaintiff, having carriage of sale.

Grand Concert in the Masonic Hall

(From our Correspondent)
On Friday evening last a grand concert was given in the Masonic Hall, Stewartstown, under the patronage of the Countess of Castlestuart. A number of distinguished amateurs including several from Belfast, Lurgan, Dungannon and Cookstown were in attendance, in addition to our local ones and added considerably to the enjoyment of the evening. The hall was tastefully decorated for the occasion with natural and artificial flowers and reflected much credit on the part of those who undertook the arrangements. The stage erected on the west side of the building showed specially the decorator’s skill. The hall was densely filled with a respectable and appreciative audience immediately after the doors were open for the admission of the public. Amongst the ladies and gentlemen of note present were: –

The Right Honourable the EARL of CASTLESTUART, D. L., Stuart Hall, Stewartstown, The Honourable the COUNTESS of CATLESTUART; Lady Muriel STUART, Lady Mary STUART, Dr Charles S. MAGILL, J. P., H. W. CHAMBRE Esq. J. P.; Mrs and the Misses CHAMBRE, T. C. SHUTER Esq. J. P., Rev. W. H. YOUNG, A. M.; Rev. John R. M. KIM, B. A.; Rev. T. M. YOUNG, Kildress; Rev Clements DEMPSEY, A B, Dungannon; Henry FOX, Esq., Belmount; Dr A. HARRIS, Magherafelt; Dr Hugh HARRIS, Robert DAVIDSON, Esq. Anthony DUDGEON, Esq. Mrs HENRY, Bank Buildings; Master J. N. HENRY, John Porter HARRIS, Esq. Solicitor, &c, &c.

The programme opened with a piano forte solo by Miss DONALDSON, “Come back to Erin” (Kube), which she rendered with great taste. The Rev T G BURTON’s powerful voice was heard to advantage in the singing of “The Scout” (Campana); Mrs DUDGEON sang “The Better Land” (T H Cowen), in a highly finished style and secured an imperative encore, to which she responded by singing “The Children of the City”. “Queen of my Heart” (Collier) was sung by Mr DONALDSON who acquitted himself fairly in this difficult song, Miss WILSON gave “ora pro nobis” (Pironliumini), very sweetly; song in character, “Killaloe”, was given by Mr FOX very humorously, and in responding to a well merited encore he repeated the last verse; Messrs LEE and KINLEY quite took the house by storm in their banjo dueto, and had to appear again; Miss FOX sang with much acceptance “Love’s Old Sweet Song” and responding to an encore sang “Katie’s Letter”; Mr CROTHERS (Belfast), violin solo, played with much taste and talent; “An Old Garden” was sung very sweetly by Miss CROTHERS. Mr LEE rendered “The Careful Man” very successfully, and in response to a hearty encore gave “Dobbs in Paris”. The second part of the programme was opened by a pianoforte solo by Miss DONALDSON, “La Preghiera di mo?e on Eggitto” (G F??). Miss FOX was again successful in the singing of “I love my love”. Mr CROTHERS favoured the audience with a violin solo.Miss WILSON sang “Let me dream again” (Sullivan). In response to an encore she gave “Dreaming”. Mr LEE gave a witty song, “The Calabar” (Lloyd), and was obliged to reappear a couple of times. Mrs DUDGEON’s second appearance on the stage was cordially welcomed. She sang “Caller Herrin” (Francy Schiller), was again encored, and gave “Drifting”. Mr C B IRWIN then gave a recitation which met much approval. Rev F G BURTON sang “The Romany Lass” (Adams), and on being encored favoured the house with “The Shamrock and the Rose”, which was well received. Miss CROSSLE (?) sang “Good-bye” (Tosti). Mr DONALDSON sang “The Sorcerer’s Song (Sullivan), which met with loud applause. The last item of the programme was the “Gypsie chorus” (three in character), by Misses FOX, TAYLOR, BELL, KENNEDY and BROOKS; Messrs FOX, KINLEY, KENNEDY, HARRIS and GAUMEN. The costumes were got up in admirable style. The different parts were executed in a very superior manner, the voice accompanied by tambourins, banjo, concertina and triangles. The proceedings were brought to a close by the singing of “God Save the Queen”. A dance was got up, which continued to the small hours of the morning. The proceeds will be devoted to the purchase of an organ for Ballyclog church. Financially the concert was a success, exceeding the most sanguine expectations of the promoters.


Presentation to Samuel CORRY, Esq. J P.
(From our Correspondent)
At the beginning of the year, Mr CORRY was presented with a very handsome flower-vase from the teachers of Sixmilecross Sunday School and the members of his class. It is a well-merited tribute of gratitude for his kindly interest in, and unwearied exertions on behalf of, the Sunday School. They were hospitably entertained by him to tea on the 22nd inst, when a very pleasant evening was spent. Before separating, a vote of thanks was proposed by the Rev. R. S. G. HAMILTON, rector of the parish, to Mr CORRY and to Mrs OVEREND, his sister, for their kindness and hospitality.


Aughnacloy Golf Club
The first monthly competition (handicap) for the “Mann” Medal, was played on the links at Aughnacloy, on Thursday. There was a large attendance of members, and although the Club has only recently been formed and members have not had much opportunity for practice, some very fine play resulted. Messrs. PRINGLE, BROOKE, and JOHN played throughout in fine style, while many of the less-fortunate also distinguished themselves by careful “driving” and accurate “putting”, but were sadly hampered by the difficulties presented among the many “hazards” with which the Links abounds. Thirteen competed, the scores of those under 100 being as follows, vis —

Mr J. PRINGLE (scratch) 71
Mr G. JOHN do 76
Mr Douglas BROOKS 96-20= 76
Mr D. J. STEWART 99-20= 79
Mr R. J. BROWNE 99-20= 79
Mr S. R. MAGILL 100-20= 80
Mr H. S. SLOAN 102-20= 82
Mr J. D. MEHARG 103-20= 83
Mr E. V. HAMILTON 107-20= 87

The Club opening day will take place at an early date, the play on this occasion being the first of a series of monthly competitions, for members only. In the evening a ladies match was played and afforded much amusement, and at intervals a considerable amount of instruction to onlookers. When the last hole had been reached some very good play had been witnessed. So much progress had been made in their play that the ladies, encouraged by their success, have it in contemplation to form a ladies club, selecting a short course which is particularly suited for their play.


Clogher Board of Guardians
(From our Correspondent)
The weekly meeting of this board was held in the Board-room of the Workhouse on Saturday – Jas. Ker ANKETELL, Esq, J P, chairman of the board presiding. The other guardians present were – Messrs Wm. CALDWELL, J. Carmichael FERRAL, James BUCHANAN, and Samuel RICHEY. Minutes The minutes of last meeting were read and confirmed. State of the House – Number in house up to date, 103, discharged 18; died, 1; admitted, 16. Financial Expenditure for week -£15 17s 3d; received, £34 3s 16d; balance against the guardians, £572 11s. 5d; paid £8. An order was made that advertisements should be issued for 50 tons good English coal. Tenders to be considered on this day fortnight. Notice of Motion – Mr J. Carmichael FERRALL gave notice that he would move on that day five weeks that the motion relative to making the union contributory under the School Teacher’s Act be rescinded, and that the union henceforth be non-contributory. This concluded the business and the board adjourned.


Cookstown Petty Sessions
(From our Correspondent)
The monthly court of petty sessions was held here on Friday last before Messrs John RAPHAEL, Garrett NAGLE, R. M, James DEVLIN, John RICKARD, D. H. CHARLES, M. D. and Colonel LINDSAY.

The adjourned cases of William WATSON, against Joseph WATSON, William WATSON, Henry WATSON and Mary J. WATSON, and Robert QUIN, against the same defendants for assault were taken up. It will be remembered this was a case of dispute about a right of way, and on last week QUIN was
dangerously ill and warrants for the arrest of these defendants were placed in the hands of the police and duly executed. Since then QUIN recovered sufficient to give promise of a speedy departure from the hospital. To-day charges were preferred against Robert QUINN by the above defendants and charging him with assaulting them at same time and place and another case of the Queen at the prosecution of W. H. YEATES, District-Inspector R. I. C. against , at same time and p. Henry WATSON, Joseph WATSON, and William WATSON for beating Robert QUIN, at same time and place was listed for hearing. When the cases were called on it was found that QUIN was not yet able to attend and the cases were further adjourned for a fortnight.

Police Cases
The following were fined for drunkenness: – John LEATHERMORE, Derrycrummey, 2s 6d; John MARKS, Ballymagilley, 1s; Joseph MULLIGAN, Drumard, 1s; Samuel ANDERSON, Anahavil, 1s; Joseph ANDERSON, Anahavil, 1s; William STEEL, Dunman, 2s 6d; John HOUSTON, Tullywigan, 2s 6d; Henry FARDLEY, Gortacarghussy, 2s 6d; John HEENEY, Tintagh, 2s 6d; Michael HEENEY, Tintagh, 2s 6d; Charles QUIN,Gortalowry, 5s; Robert CHARLETON, Derryloran, 1s; James TONER, senior, Gortalowry,
1s; James TONER, junior, Gortalowry, 5s.

Charles QUINN was charged by Constable Givin HAMILTON with being drunk and disorderly on the public street. The charge having been proved.
The Chairman to Constable – What was the nature of the disorderly conduct?
Constable – Shouting and cheering for William O’BRIEN and John MANDEVILLE.
Chairman – Oh, I see; party expressions.
Mr RICKARD – William O’BRIEN is no party man, and these are no party expressions.
Mr NAGLE – Well, if they are not party expressions, certainly they come dangerously near to it.
Dr CHARLES – Well I say they are party expressions, and 10s 6d is the proper fine to impose.
Mr RICKARD – Oh; it’s all right but you would not fine a man 10s 6d for shouting for JOHNSTON of Ballykilbeg.
Dr CHARLES – Yes; we would do just the same.
Chairman – Well gentlemen we must vote on this question; shall it be 10s 6d or not.
On a vote being taken the majority was in favour of 10s 6d, and that fine was accordingly struck.

Board of Guardians

This Board met on Saturday – the Right Hon the EARL OF CASTLESTUART D. L. in the chair. There were also present: – Sir N A STAPLES, Bart, J.P; Messrs. Frederick HARRIS, M. J. HENDERSON, John DEVLIN, Bernard McGURK, S. E. MAGILL, and Michael McGURK. At the sitting of the Board, at twelve o’clock, neither the chairman, vice-chairman, nor deputy being present, Sir N. A. STAPLES, Bart, presided while the poor relief business was being done.

The Relieving Officer (Mr Hugh McCOLLOCH) said that an application for outdoor relief had been received from Patrick McGULCAN of Stewartstown, and he (McCULLOCH) [sic] was of opinion that it should be granted. Mr Frederick HARRIS, solicitor, one of the Guardians of Stewartstown, moved, and Mr QUIN seconded, that McGULCAN be allowed 2s 6d per week. The Chairman said he ought to come into the house, and objected to the motion, which was, however, passed. Thereupon the Chairman refused to sign the relief-book authorising the payment of the relief. Several guardians called on him to to his duty, but he refused to sign the book, and ultimately left the chair. Mr HARRIS was then moved to the chair, and signed the book, retaining the chair until the arrival of Hon Lord CASTLESTUART.

The Local Government Board wrote informing the Board that at the recent school examination £8 18s 6d of result fees had been earned, and this sum was ordered to be forwarded to Miss ALLEN, of Magherafelt, the late school-mistress. From the Report of the National Board Inspector it appeared that the school was in a very satisfactory condition. Mr Robert WOODS, J.P., Stewartstown, gave notice that on February, 9th he would move that the Union become contributory under the National School Teachers Act.


Provincial Town Cup – Derry v. Dungannon
(From our Correspondent)
On Saturday evening the football tournament of the year came off at Dungannon on the Royal School Grounds. The competitors in the manly game were a team from the Maiden City and 15 of Dungannon. The hour appointed for the game to come off was 3:40, p.m. Immediately after the arrival of the mail train from Derry, at the hour fixed, a very large crowd of spectators were assembled, including visitors from Coalisland, Stewartstown, Cookstown, Moy, Pomeroy, Donaghmore, and the district around.The evening was a little dark, but was very favourable for football, as there was very little wind. To describe the crowd which was present, would take some powers of description, for certainly ‘good old Dungannon’ turned out well. We had the City Fathers represented by the portly form of our social townsman, Mr Robert STEVENSON, J.P., his old love for athletics being nothing damped. Then the Church was represented by Rev L M RICHARDS, Rector, as recognizing the fact that the body requires some exercise as well as the mind. The medical profession were there in full strength, whether for the purpose of aiding the ambulance corps, or the love of field sports, I won’t say, but Dr Thomas J. BROWN and Dr MARMLON, J.P., were both on the ground. Then Banks were represented; Mr H. M. PENTLAND, Mrs PENTLAND, and the Misses PENTLAND were present; Mr John SMITH, Mr T. C. E. SHAW, and Mr J. GORDON. Among the ladies present I noticed the Misses STEVENSON, Misses SIMMONS, Misses M’GAVERN, Mrs Pitt GREER and party. Among the general public were Mr D. M. BOYD, Mr James LONG, Mr John WILSON, Mr. J. P. HARRIS, Mr J. BOYD, Mr J. BRYARS, Mr G. H. SYTHES, Head Constable HARKIN, and all the men of the R.I.C. who were not on duty, and the Sergeants and Staff of the 6th Brigade N.I.D.R.A. were present.

The teams decided on playing two thirty-fives; as soon as the combatants were lined up, it was evident, that Dungannon was in the weak side, as their forward were but striplings compared with the giants from Derry, and the twelve who were on the field waiting for the arrival of three of the team, must be very plucky or they would have fled off the grounds at the first sight of the opponents, as soon as Bob STEVENSON, Jim STEVENSON, and J L HOLMES (Larne) arrived. Dungannon won the toss, and at once kicked off. The ball went into the Derry lines and some stiff scrimages took place all round the field, for the Derry forwards were always able to press Dungannon closely to their own grounds, but some of the two STEVENSON’S and HOLMES were always to the fore and made powerful punts with the ball down the field, which would take the visitors some time getting it back. It was obvious that from the starting of the game the Derry team knew their opponent’s strength, as they dribbled and stealthily scrimmaged the ball closely to the Dungannon lines; this was done for the purpose of bringing their knowledge of the game to bear against the Dungannon forwards in the scrimmage. However, for the first 35 minutes the home team was able to hold their own. In the second 35 Derry kicked off, and forced the ball well to the Dungannon lines. From the way they started it was evident that they were determined to wreak a goal from the combatants very soon; very fierce scrimmaging went on for some time close to the Dungannon lines. HIGGINS made a good run for Dungannon, but was collared very soon. M’KILLIP, for Derry showed some fine runs, J. STEVENSON got the ball, and was about to pass it when by a fluke, he threw the ball to M’KAY, who at once risked the football reputation at the goal mouth, and made a desperate charge, rushing by JONES and secured a try, which was easily converted into a goal by J. SMILEY for Derry. The kick off was returned into touch at half-way, and scrimmaging was indulged in for some time, until SEYMOUR made another run and secured a try for Derry, and a goal obtained. From this, until call of time very fierce playing went on, the Dungannon men fighting like heroes against their powerful opponents. At call of time the game stood –
Derry…3 goals
During the latter half of the game M’KAY, who got the try, was knocked down in a charge, and was stunned by a blow he got, and could not play any more. He was promptly attended to by Dr Thomas J BROWNE, who was on the ground, and soon afterwards was able to walk. This was the only mishap that occurred. Too much cannot be said for the way in which the home team played, having none of the boys of the Old Brigade, who had fought on many a tough football field before but the two STEVENSON’S, who are now in the front rank of football players in Ireland; but two or three could not play fifteen. The others stood their ground well, and if they pull together until next year they will be able to give a good account of themselves. As to the Derry team, they cannot be praised too highly for the way they played, and they deserved the victory, as they won it fairly and honourably. The following were the teams –


Derry –

The Derry visitors after giving hearty cheers for the Maiden City, cheered for their defeated opponents and Dungannon acknowledged the compliment. The victors then left for the Northland Arms Hotel, where the worthy host John BLACK, catered amply for them, and after partaking of a substantial repast, they took their departure by the 6 30 p m train for Derry, evidently proud of the result of the match.


Gortin Board of Guardians
(From our correspondent)
A special meeting of this board was held at the Workhouse on Wednesday, at which the following guardians were present – Messrs. Robert M’KELVEY, (who occupied the chair), Archibald DUNCAN J. P., Samuel DUNNE J. P., George Hall STACK J. P., John DONNELL, Thomas TRAYNOR, James MOORE J. P., Robt LYONS, N. T. ALCORN, Charles M’CULLAGH, Charles CLARKE, John DEVLIN, Samuel DEVLIN, Michael GORMLEY, John M’FARLAND, Jas. DONNELLY, and John H. M’KELVEY.

The special business for which the meeting had been convened was to consider a motion of which Mr CLARKE had given notice to the effect that the Local Government Board be requested to postpone the dissolution of the union until after the election of guardians in March, in order to give the ratepayers an opportunity of expressing their views on the subject. Mr CLARKE moved the adoption of his motion, and observed that it was unjust to the ratepayers for the guardians to vote for amalgamation without first consulting those who elected them on the subject. The question had never been put before the ratepayers, who were the parties most interested in the matter. If after they were consulted the majority were in favour of amalgamation, he had no objection to the change. The reduction in rents given by the Land Commission, was on an average 8d in the £ lower in Gortin than in Omagh, and 9d in the £ lower in Gortin than in Strabane. He thought no sensible man would be in favour of paying 9d in the £ more in the rent and gaining 2d in the poor rates. For this reason alone he was opposed to amalgamation – as in fact it amounted to a loss of 6d in the £ on the farmers of the district. Mr James DONNELLY had much pleasure in seconding the motion. He believed amalgamation would greatly inconvenience the poor. Formerly the objection to the dissolution of the Union was, that it was too far off other workhouses. This was what the Local Government Board urged again and again. This objection was still the same. The roads were as hilly and as long as ever they were, and he was quite certain the dissolution would seriously inconvenience the poor, and prove a benefit to no one. Mr George Hall STACK, J P, said he considered the motion out of order altogether. There was a resolution passed on the subject, and until that was rescinded no other motion could be passed.
Some discussion followed on the point of order, but eventually Mr MICKS, Local Government Board Inspector, who was present, gave as his opinion that the motion was in order, and the chairman ruled accordingly.

Mr N. T. ALCORN then moved as an amendment – That as the amalgamation of this Union has been exhaustively discussed for several years, and the opinion of the ratepayers being always in favour of its dissolution, as well as that of the elected guardians, as shewn by their unanimous resolutions of 26th January 1887 and also by the resolution of the majority of the guardians at a meeting held on 21st November last, confirming the amalgamation, and as the Local Government Board acting on said resolutions, has ordered that such should take effect – from 15th March next – that no further action be taken by this board to delay the amalgamation of the union – particularly as the present elected guardians were the originators of this motion, and little weight can now be attached to their change of opinion, which must be accounted for, on other grounds, than for the benefit of either the poor or the ratepayers. Mr ALCORN spoke with considerable ability in support of the amendment. Mr John DONNELL seconded the amendment, and in doing so observed that all the elected guardians had previously been in favour of amalgamation, and that their electors had approved of their conduct by returning them after they had done so. Several guardians having expressed their opinion, a vote was taken, when these voted for the amendment – Messrs. George H. STACK, J. P.; James MOORE J. P.; Samuel DUNNE, J. P.; Archibald DUNCAN, J P; Charles M’CULLAGH, N. T. ALCORN, Robert LYONS, John DONNELL, Robert M’KELVEY, J. P. – total 9.

For the motion
Messrs James DONNELLY, John M’FARLAND, Michael GORMLEY, Samuel DEVLIN, John DEVLIN, Charles CLARKE, Thomas TRAYNOR, and John H M’KELVEY – total 8.

The amendment was therefore declared carried. Mr Archibald DUNCAN, J P, then moved that the Land Commissioners be written to by their clerk requesting them to continue to fix as their area for abatements the present Gortin Union, in the event of amalgamation taking place. This motion was passed unanimously all the guardians expressing themselves in favour of it. The Board then proceeded to consider what remuneration they would allow the Clerk, and collectors for their services under the Franchise Acts. After some discussion it was unanimously resolved to allow the same amount as last year, the work done being about the same. Mr CLARKE observed that he considered the Government should pay the clerk and collectors for their services as it did not at all belong to the relief of the poor. He would not however object to the vote as he believed they all had done their duty fairly and impartially. The motion allowing them the same as on previous years was agreed to. Mr Michael GORMLEY observed that the Mount Hamilton division had no representative at the Board at present, and the ratepayers of the division wished him to state that they would prefer being joined to Magherafelt Union as being more convenient than Strabane. Mr MICKS observed that the matter had already been investigated by Major FAIR, and he thought if the ratepayers were not satisfied they should present a memorial to the Local Government Board on the subject. The matter then dropped.

Mr MOORE, J. P. said he wished to draw attention to some changes that had been made in the names on the rate books, and he wished to know who was responsible. The Clerk (Mr M’FARLAND) explained how the changes were made by the revising valuator, and the explanation being satisfactory, the matter dropped. Certain resolutions from the Newtownards Union condemning the action of the Land Commissioners in raising judicial rents were on the motion of Mr CLARKE, unanimously adopted. Soon after the Board rose.

Dreadful Murder near Carrickmacross – A Farmer Shot Dead

On Monday night a murder of a most cold-blooded kind was committed at Ballyhoe, about five miles from Carrickmacross, the victim being a respectable farmer named Patrick CRAWLEY, and the accused a shoemaker named Peter STAFFORD. Some time ago there were negotiations for a marriage between the deceased and a sister of the accused, which were ultimately broken off. The girl went to America, and after a time returned and died in Belfast on her way home. Since then there has been ill feeling between the families, which ended in CRAWLEY’S murder on Monday night under the following circumstances – CRAWLEY was going to his brother’s house about eight o’clock when he met STAFFORD and bade him “Good night.” STAFFORD replied, “You are the man I wanted,” and instantly drawing a revolver, placed it against his right breast and fired. CRAWLEY staggered and fell, when a second and third shot were fired at him. The occurrence took place on the county road. Soon after CRAWLEY’S brother coming past, found a person moaning by the wayside, and going over, found his brother shot. He brought him to his own house, and sent for the priest and the doctor, and acquainted the police, who soon after arrested STAFFORD, who was fully identified by the deceased as the person who fired the shots. CRAWLEY died about three o’clock yesterday morning. The occurrence has caused profound sensation in the locality, hitherto one of the quietest in the entire country.

Echoes from Strabane

A general meeting of the cricket club was held in Mr WATSON’S Hotel on Monday evening. Mr. John M’CAY, solicitor, presiding. There were also present — Messrs W. WILSON, solicitor; R. S. SMYTH, J. P.; Aeneas KERR, Samuel ADAMS, E. C. CLEGG, T. POLLOCK, W C MACDRIVITTE, P. J. GALLAGHER and J. NOONE. The principal object of the meeting was the election of officers for 1889, and the result is as follows: – Captain, W. WILSON; vice-captain, M. ADAMS; hon sec. and treasurer, R. S. SMYTH (unanimously re-elected). The committee, with the above-mentioned officers, is now composed of J. M’CAY, A.E. KERR, J. M. FITZPATRICK, T. NELSON, P. J. GALLAGHER, T. POLLOCK, and W. DONNELL. The financial position of the club was carefully considered and found to be satisfactory, which is very gratifying, considering the extra expense lately incurred in providing the very convenient and comfortable pavilion, which is now the property of the club. Messrs. SMYTH, ADAMS, and FITZPATRICK were appointed to make early arrangements for having the ground properly prepared for action, and the meeting then separated. It is anticipated that the coming season will be more favourable than last summer for cricketing operations.

Marriage of Miss Ethel BUCHANAN of Edenfel with Mr. William P GRUBB, son of the late Mr. GRUBB of Cahir Abbey.

Following closely upon the marriage of her sister, this happy event was solemnized by the Rev. George C. GRUBB, A.M., brother of the bridegroom, assisted by the Rev. William CHARTRES, Rector of the Parish. The wedding party was confined to the immediate friends of the bride and groom, but the kindly interest of all classes of the people of the town and neighbourhood, in this greatly esteemed young lady, was manifested by a church full to overflowing long before the appointed hour for the ceremony.

At 11 o’clock, the bride, leaning on her father’s arm and carrying an exquisite bouquet, the gift of the bridegroom, entered the Church attended by the following bridesmaids – Miss Eleanor A. BUCHANAN, sister, and Miss Dorothy HIGGENSON, cousin of the bride, and the Misses Lilian GRUBB and Beth RICHARDSON, nieces of the bridegroom, the choir, accompanied by the organ, singing “The Voice that breathed o’er Eden” to a setting composed by Sir Francis W. Brady, Bart. The bride was attired in ivory faille francaise with pearl trimming, a magnificent Limerick lace veil and flounce with wreath of orange blossoms and myrtle, and wore a diamond star and pendant, the gift of the bridegroom. The bridesmaids’ dresses were of cream mousseline de laine with scarlet poogee silk sashes and straw hats trimmed with scarlet wings, and each carried a bouquet of cholne flowers (made by Mr. Lyons, gardener at Moyallon House), and wore gold bracelets, the gift of the bridegroom. Mr. S. Seymour GRUBB acted as best man, and the bride was given away by her father, Colonel BUCHANAN.

After the ceremony and the customary signing of the marriage register in the vestry, the wedding party left the church to the joyful strains of the “Wedding March” and proceeded to Edenfel to dejeuner; after which the happy couple left by limited mail for London and the South of Europe. Mrs. BUCHANAN had a reception and dance at Edenfel in the evening. The weather was brilliant.

The wedding presents, which were unusually numerous and handsome, consisted of –

From bridegroom – Diamond star and pendant, pearl brooch, pearl and ruby bracelet, diamond ring
Mr. ? J ADAMS, Ballydevitt, Co. Antrim, brass ink stand
Mrs ADAMS, Crevenagh – Frances Havergal’s poems
Mr A H BATES, Harcourt-street, Dublin – silver sugar basin, cream jug, &c, in case
Mr. H BARCROFT, The Glen, Newry – set of entree dishes
Miss BARCROFT, The Glen, Newry – handerkerchief sachet
Sir Francis BRADY, Bart – a diamond and ruby bracelet, and a pic-nic luncheon blanket
Colonel and Mrs Montague BROWNE – scent bottle in Russia leather case
Mrs BOWLBY, Queen Anne’s Mansions 8 W – a wedgewood dessert service
Miss Evelyn BOWLBY, Queen Anne’s Mansions 8 W – ivory and silver paper knife
Mr and Mrs George BUCHANAN, Keston Tower, Kent – white and gold china dinner service
Miss Alice BUCHANAN – brass writing set and case
General and Mrs BROWNE, Richmond Hill, Monkstown – embossed card tray
Miss BUCHANAN, Lisnamallard – Morocco dressing bag, with silver fittings
Miss S C BUCHANAN, Lisnamallard – case of fish knives and carvers
Miss E E BUCHANAN, Lisnamallard – revolving silver soup tureen
Miss BENNETT, Coleraine – a photo album
Mr W BARCROFT, Stangmore – silver mounted salad bowl
Mrs BUCHANAN, Edenfel – Russia leather work case and engraved brass ink stand
Mr J Blacker BUCHANAN – a travelling clock in Russia leather case
Mr Ernest BUCHANAN – a jewel case
Miss Eleanor BUCHANAN – an embroidered toilet set
Mrs BRADLEY – Beeton’s household management
Mrs C BRADLEY – silver mounted preserve dish
Miss F BRADLEY – an afternoon tea table
Mr James BOWES, Beaubrook – set of sliver mounted carvers
Miss CRAIG, Mountcaulfeild – embroidered tea cosy and antimacassar
The Misses CARRE, Asylum – plosh glove and handerkerchief sachet
Mrs Victor COATES, Rathmore, Co, Antrim – silver coffee pot and lamp
Mrs Edward CHARLEY, Exmouth – set silver mounted salt cellars
Rev Edward CHARLEY, Chester – silver mounted biscuit box
Colonel and Mrs CALDWELL, Crevenagh – gold curb bracelet
Miss Daisy CROSALE – large hand-painted mirror
Mr and Mrs Wm CATHCART – silver egg stand and cups
Rev William CHARTRES – family Bible
Mrs Paige COX, Rochferry, Cheshire – Afternoon tea set
Mr CURTIS, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers – a silver button hook
Mr and Miss O’RORKE DICKEY – silver sugar basin and sifter in case
Mrs DANIELL, Cahir Abbey – silver cake basket
Mrs DUNLOP, Holywood – silver candlesticks
Major and Mrs E C D ELLIS – brass revolving newspaper rack on stand leather photo frame
Miss ELLIS – Russia leather photo frame
Miss FLEMING, Palisade House, Omagh – a brooch
Miss FERGUSON – a silk patchwork quilt
Dr and Mrs FLEMING – a photo album
Miss FRENCH – hand-painted sachet
Miss Gertrude FRENCH – a carved card tray
Senor J Truno FABRA, Barcelona – set inlaid gold Damascene studs
Friends at Bessbrook – a dining-room marble clock
Mr and Mrs FISHER, Bessbrook – set autotype engravings
Colonel and Mrs GRUBB, R A, Charlton, Kent – tall standard lamp
Rev H Percy GRUBB, Kensington – set silver forks and spoons
Rev George C GRUBB, Cahir Abbey – case dinner knives
Mr S Seymour GRUBB, Sloane St, London – bronze drawing-room clock and figures; set silver salt cellars
Mr and Mrs Cambridge GRUBB, Osborne Park – a cheque
The Misses GRUBB, Cahir Abbey – set silver dish covers
Mrs GARRATT, Holywood – set dessert spoons
Colonel GARDINER, Dublin – a gold and pearl ring
Miss GRUBB, Surbiton, Kent – easel and figures
Mrs HAMILTON, Florence, Italy, – silver candlesticks
Mr and Mrs F W HARRIS, Newry – set of cruets and case
Colonel and Mrs HIGGINSON, Punjab Frontier Force – Indian gold bangles and necklet
Mr Harold and Miss Dorothy HIGGINSON – Indian tea cloth
Mr and Mrs John HAMILTON, Omagh – a work table
Mr and Mrs HARRIS, Bessbrook – a cheque
Mrs Leverton HARRIS, London – a silver cigarette case
Mr Frank HARDINGE, Scots Greys – set of fish carvers
Captain and Mrs HARTWELL R N – set embroidered D’Oyleys
Major and Mrs H IRVINE, Drumadravey – brass kettle and stand
Miss S JELLICOE, Cahir – silver sugar basin and sifter
Mr Herman KOHN, Nottingham – set carvers and case
Mr and Mrs W B KELLY, Omagh – a gold bracelet
Mr and Mrs LEFEVRE, Bessbrook – Table linen and napkins
Mrs MOORE, Dalchoolin, County Down – crown Derby tea service
Mrs J MOLONY – silver dish slice and fork
Miss MOORE, Mynthurst, Surrey – silver- mounted walnut writing set
Mrs MACMAHON – a gold brooch
Major and Mrs R A MILLER – a worked banner
The Misses MOLONY, Sligo – opera glasses
Mr G A MOLONY – a gold and pearl ring
Doctor MACDOWEL, Sligo – a cheque
Mrs MACDOWEL, Sligo – a silk embroidered sachet
Mrs M’CORKELL, Ballyarnett – set silver napkin rings
Miss MORGAN, Sunderland – a Minton vase
Miss Louisa MORGAN, do. – a Minton vase
Mr and Mrs Robert MORGAN, London – an inlaid tray
Miss ? MORGAN – a case of scissors
Miss Lucy MORGAN – a sachet and glove case
Mr William MOLONY – an 1889 gold brooch
Miss Mabel MORGAN – a Minton vase
Mrs NEWTON, London – a spirit tantalus
Mrs NUGENT – embroidered cambria handerkerchief
Mr O’RORKE – silver-mounted gong
Miss ORR – pair flower ewers
Mrs PIM, Lisnagarvey, Lisburn, – silver-mounted writing case
Mr George POE, Glen Ban, Abbeyleix – set sliver napkin rings
Mr William PIM, Lisnagarvey – antique bronze water jug
Mrs Arthur PIM, Culcaney, Hillsborough, – set apostle spoons
Mrs POWER, Gortmore – a biscuit box
Mr POWER, do. – a silver cruet
Miss POWER – piece Moorish work
Mr Malcolm PIM , Bessbrook – Scott’s poems
Mr and Mrs PENNINGTON, Dublin – case silver tea spoons
Mr John Grubb RICHARDSON, Moyallon House, County Down – a cheque
Mr Jonathan RICHARDSON, Killenton – Russia leather writing case
Mrs RICHARDSON, Moyallon – a Bible
Miss Helena RICHARDSON, Moyallon – silver afternoon tea service
Miss Edith RICHARDSON, do. – a hymn book and music
Miss Ethel RICHARDSON, do, – worked sofa cover
Mr James N RICHARDSON, Mountcaulfeild, County Armagh – a silver tea urn
Mrs RICHARDSON, Killenton – a knitted shawl
Mr and Mrs Alexander RICHARDSON, Aberdelgy – case dessert knives and forks
Miss Laura RICHARDSON, Lamberg – a sachet
Mr David MAICH, Dundee – silver-mounted umbrella and walking stick
Mr and Mrs E REYNOLDS, Bessbrook – silver salver
Captain L F SCOTT, Strathroy – silver muffineers
Captain H H STEWART – an ivory and silver pepper mill
Mr EBERWIN, Inniskilling Fusiliers – a gold bracelet
The Misses STUART, Dergmony – silver-mounted scissors and case
Mr Andrew SPROULE, Brookhill – silver egg stand
Mr and Mrs SCOTT, Ardee – brass kettle and lamp
Mr and Mrs Chenevix TRENCH, London, – a dining-room lamp
Dr E C THOMPSON, Omagh – case fruit spoons
Colonel and Mrs JERVIS-WHITE, Dublin – set embossed bellows
Mr and Mrs George WHITLA, London – silver drawing-room lamp
Miss WELLS, Canterbury – handerkerchief sachet
Colonel WHITLA, London – an inlaid ink stand
Mrs A Basil WILSON – set dessert spoons