Belfast Evening Telegraph - Tuesday, 29 June, 1880


FITZSIMONS -- June 25, at 50 Church Street, East Belfast. the wife of Henry Seymour Fitzsimons, of a daughter.

WILSON -- June 26, at Armagh, the wife of James Wilson, Drumcairns, Armagh, of a daughter.


BYRNE -- June 29, at 9 Milford Street, Belfast, Sarah, the beloved wife of Alexander Byrne. -- R.I.P. Her remains will be removed for interment in the Milltown R. C. Cemetery, to-morrow (Wednesday) afternoon, at two o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.

BROOKS -- John 29, John, eldest son of Robert Brooks, and beloved husband of Sarah Brooks, His remains will be removed from his father's residence, 23 Lewis Street, for interment in the City Cemetery, to-morrow (Wednesday) afternoon, at three o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation. ROBERT BROOKS.

The members of Abbey Masonic Lodge 150 and other brethren will please attend the funeral of our late Br. Brooks. JAMES KELLY, W.M., JOHN C. HUNTER, P.P.G.S.B., Sec.

GRIBBIN -- June 28, at Manchester, William, fourth son of the late John Gribbin, formerly of Carrickfergus.

M'KELVEY -- June 29, at the residence of his mother, 36 Factory Street, Belfast, William M'Kelvey. The remains of my beloved husband, who fell asleep in Jesus, will be removed for interment in Donacloney Burying-ground, to-morrow (Wednesday) morning, at eight o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation. ELLEN M'KELVEY.

M'KEE -- June 28, at her esidence, West Street, Bangor, Mary M'Kee. The remains of my beloved wife will be removed for interment in the family burying-ground, Bangor Churchyard, this (Tuesday) afternoon, at two o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation. WILLIAM M'KEE.



Hugh Millar, a shoemaker, of Garvagh, hanged hiselflast night, having quarrelled with his wife. He threatened to kill her, and she fled the house. He barred the door, cast a knot upon the centre of a circular stage he used in his work, hung one loop upon a pin in the beam of the kitchen cieling, inserted his head in the other, and leaning his weight upon it, his feet still on the ground, thus strangled himself.

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About forty members of the garrison staff and Royal Irish Rifles, with a sprinkling of friends from out stations, assembled in the sergeants' mess, Royal Irish Rifles, on Saturday, 27th inst., for the above purpose, and at about 8.30 p.m. sat down to a supper which did credit to the committee -- composed of Sergeant-Major Pecknold and Lynch, Colour Sergeant-Major Stevens, Colour Sergeant Foran, and Sergeant Harker. The chair was taken by Sergeant-Major Pecknold, with Sergeant-Major Lynch as vice. The cloth having been removed and the health of her Majesty the Queen drunk, Sergeant-Major Pecknold in a few appropriate words presented to the guest of the evening, Lieutenant and Quartermaster Payne, a handsome set of accoutrements, with a pair of binoculars specially fitted to the pouch, as a token of the esteem in which he (Mr. Payne) was held when serving as a warrant officer amongst them; after which Quartermaster-Sergeant Hall presented the guest with a large photo group of the garrison staff and Royal Irish Rifles. Lieutenant and Quartermaster Payne, in replying, said -- Sergeant-Major Pecknold and gentlemen, I must ask you to forgive me with the magnitude of the magnificent and useful presents you have this night presented to me, and I am far from being able to express in words my feelings for the same; as for the photo that will at all times remind me of the pleasant years I spent amongst the staff of the Royal Irish Rifles while in Belfast, and one and all I thank you for the manner in which you drank my health, and for these handsome presents. The harmony of the evening was then proceeded with, and the guest (Mr. PAyne) gave in a style so well known to those present, "Yankee Doodle Dandy O." Then Colour-Sergeant Kitchen rendered in good style"Robin Adair," and later on "The Old Brigade." After which Colour-Sergt. Gordon gave a soldier's recitation, entitled "Look before you Leap," and then songs by Messrs. Carlisle ("Little Powder Monkey"), Whelan ("Dr. Livingstone"), Mortimer ("Midshipmite") Pecknold ("Far Away"), Stevens ("Kilaloe"), Caddy ("Let it be soon"), Hall ("Balaclava"), and M'Carthy ("Out too" and "Irish Gentleman") -- all of which were excellently rendered. Then a vote of thanks was given to the members of the committee for their good management, and "The Queen" having been sung a most pleasant and enjoyable evening was ended.


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