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23 Mar. 1900 News of the Day

South African War Memorial (Photograph & Comments courtesy Ken Allen) The Duchess of Abercorn unveiled the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers South African War Memorial on the 25th November 1904 in High Street where it remained until the 1960s when it was considered as a traffic hazard and resited to the grounds of the County Hall and shortly afterwards along Drumragh Avenue when it was completed. In grey granite, it is a memorial to the men of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers who fell in the Boer war 1899 – 1902.

Transcribed by Teena from the 23 March 1900 edition of the Tyrone Constitution

Ill-Treating a Work-House Boy – Alleged to have been Tied to a Stake and Flogged – A Fine of £5

At Newtownstewart petty sessions on the 15th inst., before Messrs. Wm. HOOD (in the chair); J. W. E. DUNSTERVILLE R.M.; W. T. MILLER; the Strabane Board of guardians prosecuted Charles FLANAGAN of Legfordrum for wilfully assaulting, ill-treating and neglecting Patrick COLHOUN, aged 10½ years, who had been placed at nurse with the defendant by the complainants. Mr. Wm. WILSON appeared for the Guardians and Mr. RISK for the defendant.

Mr. RISK applied for an adjournment of the case for the attendance of certain witnesses viz., Mr. SHAW, teacher and some of his pupils. Mr. WILSON said the case was a bad one and he must oppose the application. The summons was brought under section 1 of the Cruelty to Children Prevention Act for ill-treating a boy that was given by the guardians to the defendant. The bench decided to go on with the case.

Relieving Officer EWING, sworn, gave evidence that the boy Patrick COLHOUN, who had been an inmate of the workhouse was given to Mrs. FLANAGAN, with whom he remained a quarter and six weeks. Mr. and Mrs. FLANAGAN received £1 a quarter for the boy’s maintenance. He returned to the work-house after the period stated. Witness had no conversation with him.

To Mr. RISK – Mrs GORMAN, with whom the boy had been previously, refused to keep him, as she said he was too troublesome. FLANAGAN brought the boy to the workhouse himself and witness paid him what was due. The boy’s age was 10 ½ years.

The boy was then called and in reply to Mr. DUNSTERVILLE, said he could not read, but understood what an oath was. Sworn, the boy said FLANAGAN took a whip-stick, struck him with it and broke it upon his back. He tied witness’s hands and brought a rope round his neck and tied him to a stake. He then whipped him, saying it was for telling a lie coming from school. Witness was stiff and sore after the beating and could not carry turf upon his back. When defendant was done beating him, he made witness work. FLANAGAN did not repeat the beating.

Cross-examined by Mr. RISK – Witness said he used to go to Mr. SHAW’S school. He went every day he was sent and never schemed. He fetched a stick to Mr. SHAW to “slap” the boys. Witness did not try to strike Mr. SHAW, who did not put him out of the school. He had a row with a boy named MORRIS on the road. MORRIS threw him over the bridge which was a high one, nine feet high, but was not hurt, except a cut on the head and back. He was also thrown over a ditch and fell on water and stones.

Mr. DUNSTERVILLE said MORRIS should be prosecuted for assault, but that was no answer of course, to the present charge.

Witness further replying to Mr. RISK, said he refused to go to school because of being thrown over the bridge. FLANAGAN took him to the workhouse shortly afterwards. Witness did not tell Mr CRAIG, the workhouse master, of the ill-treatment, but mentioned it in the hospital to his sister, who was lying there ill.

In reply to Mr DUNSTERVILLE witness said FLANAGAN, before tying him to the pig’s stake, wanted him to take off his clothes, but he would not do so. FLANAGAN then trailed him into the byre, where he threw him down and tied him.

Dr BOYD said he examined the boy when he came back to the workhouse. He was sent direct to the hospital. The principal injury was not on his back but on his elbow, where he had got, evidently, a very severe bruise. There was a great deal of inflammation, with discharge, in one of the fingers of the right hand which was so severe that witness was afraid the boy would lose the finger. From the top of the boy’s neck, to his heels, there was not two square inches that there was not marks of a rod upon. The stick was evidently not a heavy one, but the boy appeared to have been beaten very, very severely and frequently with a rod. The contusions were about a week old when he saw them. The marks of the rod were distinct on the shoulders, back, hips, buttocks and down the thighs and it is impossible that the injuries to the back were caused by the falls the boy had described.

Mr RISK – If the boys coming from school hammered him with sticks would not these marks be left ? Worse marks would be left.

Witness said the boy was troublesome, in fact, witness did not know how anyone could live with him.

The defendant gave evidence denying the charge, but admitting that he had threatened to tie and whip young COLHOUN “If he would not go to school.” The lad began to cry when he heard him saying that. The boy swore he would cut his throat before he would go to school. Defendant did not assault him one way or other. When brought to the workhouse he begged in the presence of the master to be taken back.

Mr. DUNSTERVILLE – Do you suggest the boy has invented the entire story about being tied in the byre ? I think he has been told to say it.

Mrs FLANAGAN, wife of the defendant, said COLHOUN was treated as well as he could be. On one occasion he got a knife and motioned to cut his throat, saying he would do so before he would go to school.

COLHOUN – l only did that for fun. You came up to see me tied.

Witness said she had no knowledge of what was alleged to have taken place in the byre. COLHOUN kicked and struck her on another occasion. She whacked him on the head in return.

Bernard FLANAGAN said he saw the boy every day. Witness heard the defendant threatening to tie him if he did not do as he bade. Witness himself also reprimanded him. He did not think the whipping could have occurred without his knowledge. To Mr. WILSON – l live a quarter of a mile away.

The chairman announcing the decision of the bench said they were unanimous in convicting in this case.  Defendant would have to pay a fine of £5, or in default, go to jail for two months. Defendant said he would appeal to the Quarter sessions.

Funeral of Mr. William ARMSTRONG, Glengeen, Trillick

The funeral of Mr. William ARMSTRONG, who passed away, after a short illness on the 10th, took place on last Tuesday week. The respect and esteem in which Mr. ARMSTRONG and his family are held, was fully testified to in the very large and representative attendance which followed the remains to the family burying ground, Magheracross. The coffin, which was polished oak and richly mounted, bore the inscription;

Died 10th March 1900
Aged 94 years

The chief mourners were Messrs. George ARMSTRONG, Robert ARMSTRONG and Henry ARMSTRONG, (sons); Alexander LIVINGSTON and George THOMPSON (sons-in-law); Crozier PHAIR, Thomas PHAIR (Feddons) and William MOORE (nephews).

Amongst those who joined in the cortege we observed;

Major R. S. HAMILTON J.P., Lakemount; Rev. A. ELLIOTT the Barr Parsonage; Messrs. M. HAMILTON, Dromore; J. F. BUCHANAN, Northern Bank, Fintona; John M’NULTY J.P., Dromore; John H. ALEXANDER, C.P.S., do; W. GUY, R. PORTER, Fintona; James GRAHAM, Rahony; W. J. BUCHANAN J.P., Dromore; William BRIEN, Glengeen Lodge; George MARTIN, Thomas MARTIN, John RAFFERTY, George BLEAKLEY, Hugh CLARKE, P. MOANE, A. BEATTY, C. D. WARNOCK, Joseph BROWN, Trillick; William PICKEN, Corrasesk; R. LAMNEY, Alexander DONNELL, Tattymoyle; A. ARMSTRONG, J. Guy MOORE, James T. HAMILTON, Rahony; Neville GIBSON, Togherdoo; Henry CHARLTON, Henry THOMPSON, Newpark; James KERR, Trillick; C. GRAHAM, John COULTER, Skeogue; J. M’SORLEY, D. M’SORLEY, Trillick; C. GIBSON, J. GUY, John CUNNINGHAM, Skeogue; Frederick EVERTON, Trillick; James PORTER, Robert M’FARLAND, R. COULTER, J. MAGUIRE, Moneygar; John GRAHAM, H. WILSON, Toppid Mountain; J. M’LAUGHLIN, J. ARMSTRONG, Tyrennan; P. M’CARNEY, Alex. LINDSAY, Skeogue; Joseph RITCHIE, Galbally; C. M’WADE, P. M’GRATH, H. ALLEN, J. KELLY, J. BAMFORD, Francis M’FARLAND, Castlemeryn; J. M’QUADE, John BREEN, H. O’NEILL, Charles BEATTY,  R. T. KERR, J. M’GRATH, Nahor MEENAN, John M’CANN, H. KERR, John COLLINS, W. M’GRENAGHAN, P. M’CANN, Charles GREY, J. HENDERSON, Skeogue; P. SLAVIN, J. MORRIS, E. MONAGHAN, Dromore; J. M’QUADE, P. READE, R. GRAHAM &c.

The Rev. Andrew ELLIOTT conducted the impressive burial service of the Church of Ireland at the grave. The coffin was supplied by Mr. G. MARTIN, Fivemiletown and the hearse by Mr KERR, Hotel, Trillick.

St. Patrick’s Day in Omagh

The anniversary of Ireland’s Patron saint was observed in Omagh in the orthodox style. During the day the town was greatly crowded and the trefoil was worn by young and old, of all creeds and classes. In the depot an interesting ceremony took place, which is fully explained by the following letter addressed by Colonel M. CHURCHILL to a Derry contemporary;

On behalf of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers I beg to thank most cordially the residents of Derry who so thoughtfully sent such a charming tribute in honour of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers for St. Patrick’s Day. For the information of those who have not had the privilege of seeing it, I may explain that the tribute consisted of a wreath of laurels and shamrocks, with red and green ribbons and the following words printed on white silk;

A Tribute from Derry
In Honour of
The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
St. Patrick’s Day

This was enclosed in a green box and addressed to me. Saturday was a nice bright day, so I arranged for the colours of the 1st battalion, which has been left in charge of the depot while the battalion is in South Africa, being uncased and carried by two officers to a spot near the guard, where they were rested, crossing each other on a pile of rifles with fixed bayonets and the Derry laurel wreath hung from them in the centre. A double sentry was mounted over them all day, the men marching outwards from the colours twenty paces and returning to them each beat. The guard and colours, &c., were photographed during the morning and a copy of the photo and this letter will be sent out to the 1st battalion. This thoughtful act on the part of the people of Derry is very much appreciated by us all.

I cannot acknowledge the gift to anybody direct as the box contained no other indication of who it came from than is mentioned above, so I hope this may meet the eye of the donor, or donors.

Strabane Doctor for the Front

Mr. James HARPUR B.A., M. B., has, we understand, received a valuable appointment as medical officer to the Rhodesian Field Force, now going out under General Sir Frederick CARRINGTON for special service in South Africa. An old pupil of the Strabane Academy, Dr. HARPUR received his preliminary education under Mr. AEneas KERR M.A. From this institution he matriculated in Trinity College, Dublin, where he graduated in Arts, after which, he spent two years in South Africa. Having returned home he resumed his medical studies and has quite recently graduated in medicine at the University of Dublin. The high testimonials received from professors and doctors under whom he studied, together with his previous experience of South Africa, availed largely with the Government in determining his qualifications for the above appointment. Dr. HARPUR, who sails from Southampton on 24th inst., is son of Mr. William HARPUR, Strabane and is very popular in the district. His many friends in the North and in Dublin will wish him every success in his future work in South Africa.

Prolific Sheep

Two ewes, the property of John DUNCAN, Glassmullagh, near Irvinestown, gave birth to seven lambs; one four and the other three. All are alive and in good health. This is a notable feature in these sheep.

Clogher Board of Guardians

The master reported that a woman named Margaret WOODS, an inmate of the workhouse, was discharged therefrom and with the approval of the workhouse medical officer (Dr. STEWART) was employed to act as wardswoman in the Fever hospital. Her husband was in the house and it was for the guardians to suggest what remuneration she should receive.
The chairman – What do you say about this?
The clerk (Mr. Thomas TURNER)  – It is against the rules altogether for her to be there. Of course she is not there as a pauper.
Mr. RICHEY – They used to do these things free.
The clerk said it would be well to give her so much per week. The medical officer, in answer to a question, said the woman would probably be in the workhouse for four or five weeks. The clerk  – The local Government board would not sanction improper employment.
The chairman  – I think 5s per week would be little enough for her,
Mr. RICHEY – l think it would be well to pay her by the week. Mr. M’CREA – When she is in the house she should be paid the 5s.
Ultimately the guardians approved the woman’s employment, to be paid at the rate of 5s. per week.

Examination of a Lunatic

An order for the payment of one guinea to be paid to Dr. H, WARNOCK, Clogher, for the examination of a dangerous lunatic named David SIMPSON was handed in, it being signed by two magistrates.
Mr. RICHEY – lt is not a fair law that the workhouse doctor should not get that.
The chairman – I think all these things should be included in the salary of the doctor.
Mr. RICHEY – They tried it before but were beaten; but it is not the law.
The clerk – It is the law. You need not pay them anything if you don’t like.
The subject then dropped.

Pomeroy News

Constable John M’GOVERN, who has been stationed here for a number of years, has been transferred to Blackwatertown, County Armagh. During the period which he has been attached to this station he has made many friends, not only in the town, but throughout the adjoining districts and while discharging his duty with great efficiency as a peace officer, he also combined the qualities of geniality and courtesy in his manner towards those with whom he came in contact.

The anniversary of St. Patrick passed here very quietly. There was no out-door display. The national emblem was conspicuously displayed, but it is pleasing to note that nothing of a party spirit was evident and the combative element usually to the front on such occasions was hardly visible.

On St. Patrick’s night a very successful ball was held in what is known as the old bank house in the village of Cappagh. The affair was promoted by the villagers and so successful have been their efforts in this direction, that it may in the future be looked upon as the annual event. The music was supplied by a local orchestra led by Mr. P. CORRIGAN.

A shooting match organized by the Rev. H. M’BRIDE was held in the town on St. Patrick’s day, in aid of the Armagh Cathedral Bazaar. A large crowd of people patronised the event and a handsome sum was realised.

On the same date a ballot for a clarion clock presented by Mrs. M’GOVERN, the proceeds of which was for a like object, was held in the village of Cappagh. The winning number was in the hands of Miss Mary Ann LOUGHRAN, Crocknaclia.

The remains of Mrs. HUGHES, of Aughnagar, were interred at Galbally burying ground on Monday. The funeral was the largest and most representative seen in the locality for a number of years.

Drumquin Presbyterian Church

On Wednesday last the annual Sabbath school examination of the above church was held. A large percentage of the scholars were present. The examiners were Revs. W. J. M’FARLAND, David BROWN and David MARSHALL. After the examination tea and cake were served to the scholars by the teachers, Miss CONDY, Miss M’CAY, Miss Maggie PATTERSON, assisted by Messrs J. DAVIS, M. HAMILTON and R. ROULSTONE. In the evening the scholars and friends assembled in the church, when a very enjoyable and profitable meeting was held. The Rev. David MARSHALLpresided. The Rev. George P. M’KAY delivered an instructive and interesting lecture on “Boer and Briton in South Africa”, which was highly appreciated by those present. Excellent musical and literary items were contributed by Miss Lizzie CALDWELL, Miss Cassie CALDWELL, Miss Tillie JACK; the chorus Messrs. D. BROWN, J. SLOAN and J. THOMPSON. On the motion of Dr. MOWBRAY, seconded by Rev. W. J. M’FARLAND, a well-deserved vote of thanks was passed to Rev. Mr. M’CAY and all who helped to make the meeting so successful.

Sudden Death of Mr. MITCHELL Station Master, G.N.R., at Trillick

On Monday evening the people of Trillick were shocked to hear that Mr. MITCHELL, station master, had dropped dead. It appears the occurrence took place at the railway office at Trillick station under the following circumstances. About 6:30 p.m. a commercial traveller called at the office for a ticket for the train, which departs at that time. He and the station master had some words. The ticket window was closed down Mr. MITCHELL. A short time after, the porter went to the office window and tapped it as he usually does when the train is about arriving. Mr. MITCHELL did not attend the departure of the train. Another train is due to arrive at 7 p.m., and the porter again tapped at the office window, but Mr. MITCHELL failed to appear. After the departure of the train the porter went to the goods store and after a time, not finding the station master about, he went to the office and raised the ticket window and saw Mr. MITCHELL lying on the floor. He then went to his residence and his daughter came and went in through the window and found her father quite dead. He always kept the door locked. An inquest will be held. Mr. MITCHELL was a very popular and obliging official and was held in great esteem by all who came in contact with him. He was a pensioned sergeant-major of the Inniskilling Fusiliers, saw active service in the Indian Mutiny and Crimea and had several medals. He was very genial and was never tired relating his experience during his campaigns.An inquest was held on Tuesday evening before J. G. R. PORTER J.P., coroner and a jury, of which Mr. C. M’GEE was foreman, when the following verdict was returned, “John MITCHELL died from natural causes at railway station office, Trillick, on the 19th March 1900.”

The Sad Occurrence in Stewartstown

On Thursday evening the adjourned inquest on the body of Mary Ann M’GRATH was resumed in the courthouse, Stewartstown, before Mr. John MALONE, coroner and a jury, of which Mr. Henry ALEXANDER was foreman. Sergeant NOLAN watched the proceedings on the part of the Crown. District Inspector E. G. CARY, Cookstown, was also present.

Henry M’GRATH, Maghermulkenny, father of the girl, was examined and deposed she was spinster and about twenty-five years of age and was employed during almost the last two months as servant to Mr. Thomas LOWE, merchant, Stewartstown. He never knew anything wrong with her, nor did she ever complain of being seduced by any person. Deceased was at home on the last two Sundays. On Sunday her two sisters left her part of the way to town. Witness next saw her body taken from the lough.

Thomas LOWE gave evidence as to her being in his employment. She left on Tuesday evening, 15th inst., to see Dr. BOYD and about nine o’clock they missed her and subsequently made a search for her but could not find her. Mrs. LOWE mentioned deceased’s condition of health to her mother on Wednesday and induced her to go home on Sunday, so that her parents could see her state.

Constable Andrew M’KEE deposed to finding the dead body in the lough almost opposite Mr. LOWE’S garden. There was no appearance of a struggle. He had the body removed to the courthouse.

Dr. R. J. BOYD deposed he made a partial examination of the girl in his surgery on Tuesday night and found her pregnant. She denied her state and appeared disturbed. He made a post-mortem examination to-day, which confirmed his views as to her state of health. There were no marks of violence on the body. The child was six or seven months old and in his opinion, death was caused by drowning. The coroner summed up and the jury found that deceased met her death by suicidal drowning while temporarily insane.

The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

(To the Editor of the Tyrone Constitution)

Sir, – I read in last week’s Tyrone Constitution with much sympathetic pleasure Colonel BUCHANAN’S able and suggestive letter. The happy idea he formulates, viz., of raising in a prominent position in Omagh, a suitable and lasting memorial to the brave officers and men our Territorial Regiment, the Royal Inniskillings, who have fallen in battle, is one which will assuredly commend itself to every right thinking Irishman in Tyrone and the neighbouring counties, which form the home of the regiment. Recently in South Africa the Inniskillings have covered themselves with glory and have added another bright page to the glorious records of a regiment second to none in her Majesty’s army. Who could have read the recent letter of the War correspondent of the “Standard” on the charge of the Inniskillings up Railway Hill without a feeling of deep emotion and pride. Irishmen, all the world over, admire pluck and dash and no matter what their politics, they love to read and hear the unstinted praise of the bravery of their soldiers. Just now their thoughts come home to us with exceptional intensity. Shall we not seize the opportunity and enroll them as part of our Country’s history. Very many homes amongst both rich and poor in our midst have felt the sad results of war, but the immortal deeds of the regiment in which their dear ones fought and fell brings a feeling of relief and affords some consolation for the unavoidable bereavement. This feeling will be intensified when it becomes known that the public so appreciate the gallant conduct of its Territorial Regiment that it intends to erect a suitable memorial to commemorate its brave and noble deeds and hand down to posterity the names of those who have given their lives for their country. Colonel BUCHANAN mentions a site for the proposed memorial. I venture respectfully to make the following suggestion. Very shortly Omagh will have an Urban Council to manage its affairs. Amongst other new duties it will be able to take compulsorily ground for a public park. I know of no site which could be made more of than the piece of ground in front of the Model school. In the centre of this park could be erected the memorial to the officers and men of the Royal Inniskillings. Subscriptions from far and near will soon flow in once the project is started. To avoid delay I would suggest to Colonel BUCHANAN that a public meeting should be called immediately to consider his proposal.
Faithfully yours.
Edward THOMPSON, Omagh

In connection with the Coupar-Angus railway accident, in which Mr. Joseph DONNELLY, one of our local cross-channel cattle dealers was somewhat seriously injured, we understand that his action for damages against the Caledonian Railway Company, along with that of Mr. Patrick O’KANE, of Garvagh, was settled on Monday last by the company agreeing to pay each £100 compensation, together with all medical fees and solicitors costs. The other actions brought by Messrs. Joseph MULLAN, Castlederg, James TINNEY, Ballyshannon and John CARLIN, Raphoe, for injuries sustained in the same collision are down for trial during the present week in the Supreme Court Edinburgh. These latter claim £1,000 damages each and it is understood that their solicitors, Messrs. J. E. DOHERTY and ALEXANDER & Co, Derry, have obtained a large Bar in Edinburgh, on their behalf.

Constable F. LIPSEY has just returned to the Fintona barrack, after an absence of some months, during which he was attached to the special force stationed at Cookstown, (No 2.) The return of such a popular officer was hailed with general satisfaction throughout the town and district and it is hoped that his record of useful service here may be substantially increased before the exigences of the service necessitate any further change in the present personnel of the local station. Constable LIPSEY replaces Constable SLYE, who was changed to Broughderg, County Tyrone and it is learned that the former’s relations with his companions in Cookstown was of such a cordial nature that he was made the recipient of a handsome souvenir previous to his departure from the temporary station. Constable SLYE was also very popular during his stay here.

Omagh Board of Guardians – Inspector’s Report

The clerk said he had received a copy of the local Government Board’s Inspector, who had inspected the house. (workhouse). The report stated that the dormitory occupied by the women and children appeared insufficiently aired and the bedding was not in a proper condition of cleanliness. There was also an offensive smell in the ward. The Board requested that the master and matron should be cautioned to see that it was kept clean. As regards the care of the children the Inspector stated there was no official to see that they were kept clean and to take charge of them after school hours and to superintend the preparation of their lessons and he recommended that a suitable person be appointed to look after them after school hours. Classification was not sufficiently observed in the workhouse. The boys slept in the healthy men’s dormitory, which was a most objectionable arrangement and they should be transferred to another ward where they would be under the control of a paid official. The Guardians would be so good as to state what ward they would select for them. The day-room for the boys was set apart for divine service. Further, the boys were cut off from their playground and they occupied the same ground as the girls. This was a most undesirable arrangement and should be discontinued. The Guardians were requested to appoint a committee to suggest some way to meet the requirements of the case. The Inspector further recommended that the shoemaker should be provided with accommodation on the male side of the workhouse. Mr. KELLY (Inspector) suggested that about twenty iron beds with spring mattresses be procured for the sick and infirm inmates. The nursing arrangements were far from satisfactory. There were 91 patients, including lunatics, in the Infirmary and these were left at night in charge of pauper attendants. This was a violation ot the Nursing Order of the Local Government Board. Such a large number of patients should not be left without skilled attendants at night. The Guardians were requested to take steps for the appointment of a qualified nurse for the Infirmary.

Chairman – There are a lot of grievances. How long has the Inspector been coming here? Clerk – About seven years. Chairman – How is it that it takes him seven years to find them out? Mr. WINDSOR – He must do something to show he is working. Mr. M’NULTY – How many children are there in the school room? Master – About twenty. Chairman – You might appoint a committee to consider this. Clerk – A trained nurse will cost you £40 a year. Chairman – This is pure nonsense. I do not know where it will end if they compel us to go on in this way. Clerk – Of course they will pay the half of the salary. Chairman – Will they pay the half of the board and lodging? Mr. CULGIN – Leave the matter in the hands of a committee. Mr. M’NULTY – l would oppose any committee being appointed at all. I propose that the consideration of this matter be postponed for twelve months. (Laughter.) Mr. HILL – You would be pressed before that time.

Eventually the following committee was appointed to consider the report – Messrs. M’NULTY, M’BRIDE, GORMLEY, J. JOHNSTON, J. LYNONS, R. S. CLEMENTS and WINDSOR and to meet on the third Saturday in April.

Thursday March 15th, at Fintona Presbyterian Church by the Rev. W. J. M’Askie B.A., William HETHERINGTON, Seskinore, to Jane, eldest daughter of Joseph M’CLEERY, Seskinore.


March 15, at his father’s residence, Scarvaghearn, Castlederg, Robert, second son of David M’ASKIE aged 38 years.

March 14th, at her husband’s residence, Tattymulmona, Lizzie, the beloved wife of Stewart PERRY, aged 49 years. Deeply regretted.

March 10th, at his son’s residence, Glengeen, Trillick, William ARMSTRONG, aged 94 years.

February 24th 1900, at Chicago, U.S.A., Marian Scott STEVENSON, daughter of the late Rev. James Reid Dill, of Dromore, and . wife of Robert STEVENSON, Chicago, U.S.A.

March 14th 1900, at Upper Langfield Rectory, John LIVINGSTONE, aged 30 years. Deeply regretted by his wife and friends. Jesu, lover of soul. Let me to thy bosom fly.