Irish News and Belfast Morning News -- Wednesday, 6 January, 1904



Nominations for vacancies in the representation of the city wards were received in the Town Hall yesterday from two o'clock until five - Sir Samuel Black, Town Clerk, assisted by Mr Robert Myer, chief clerk, acting as the necessary officials. There was a pretty considerable amount of interest displayed in the proceedings in the neighbourhod of the hall. The list of candidates nominated follows - the names marked with an asterisk being those of the retiring members.



*WILLIAM HARPER, Chichester House, Antrim Road, solicitor.
ANDREW M'SHERRY, 5 Cavendish Square, manager.


*GEORGE ANDREWS, J.P., Ardoyne, gentleman
JOSEPH STEPHENS, Rosebrook Street, merchant.
ANDREW M'SHERRY, 5 Cavendish Square, manager



*FRANCIS R. CROTTY, Barbaville, Ballynafeigh, house and land agent.
VINCENT CRAIG, Lombard Street, architect.
WM. O'HARE, 3 Pim Street, gentleman.



*WM. M WILSON, 1 and 3 Cromac Street, merchant.
ALEX. BOYD, 363 Donegall Road, secretary Municipal Employees' Society.
HUGH W. BAILIE, 35 Ormeau Road, medical doctor.
ANDREW MAGUIRE, 9 Rosetta Park.


*H. W. BAILLIE, 45 Ormeau Road, medical doctor.
ALEX. BOYD, 363 Donegall Road, secretary.
JAMES CRAIG, 42 Rugby Avenue, grain merchant
JAMES BEATTIE, 20 Ratcliffe Street, managing clerk.
ANDREW MAGUIRE, 9 Rosetta Park, draper.



*Right Hon. Sir DANIEL DIXON, Bart, D.L., Ballymenoch, merchant.
PHILIP DUFFY, Belmont, gentleman.



*SAMUEL LAWTHER, D.L., Mount Vernon, shipowner.
JAS. NAPIER M'CAMMOND, Ormesdale, Fortwilliam Park, builder and contractor( at present councilor for the ward)
JAMES DEMPSEY, York Road, merchant.
ANDREW KELLY, 56 Alexandra Park Avenue, house furnisher.
JOSEPH MACAULEY, 6 Fortwilliam Park, solicitor.


S.T.MERCIER, Brookvale Avenue, flour merchant.
W. WALKER, Stratheden Street, secretary of Joiners' Society.
JOHN M'INTOSH, 26 Duncairn Gardens, medical doctor.



*JOHN JOSEPH M'DONNELL, J.P., Loretto Villa, 88 Ravenhill Road, architect.

Proposed by Rev. Charles M'Auley, Admin, 1 Cavendish Street, seconded by Nicholas J M'Donnell, M.D., T.C., 101 Falls Road.
Proposed by Rev. John M'Laverty, C.C., 1 Cavendish Street, seconded by Andrew M'Sherry, 5 Cavendish Square.
Proposed by Bernard Devine, 120 Springfield Road, seconded by James M'Donnell, P.L.G.,118 Leeson Street.
Proposed by Patrick Stuart, 76 Falls Road, seconded by Frankie Donnelly, 88 Falls Road.
Proposed by Laurence Haughey, 98-100 Falls Road, seconded by Thomas M'Shane, Falls Road.
Proposed by Thomas M'Keith, 4 Balaklava Street, seconded by Edward Flannigan, 34 Cyprus Street.
Proposed by Bernard J. Murphy, 3 Iris Street, seconded by Charles O'Donnell, 68 M'Donnell Street,
Proposed by James Murray, 5 Crocus Street, seconded by Alexander M'Quade, 23 Colligan Street,.
Proposed by James Dean, 114 Albert Street, seconded by Patrick M'Mullan, 1 Garnet Street.
Proposed by J.Fitzpatrick, 1 Iris Street, seconded by Richard M'Cann, 151 Springfield Road.
Proposed by Joseph Toner,149 Springfield Road, seconded by John Byrne, 2 Cawnpore Street.
Proposed by John Callaghan, 29 Osman Street, seconded by James O'Kane, 12 Servia Street.
Proposed by James M'Shane, 102 Falls Road, seconded by James M'Mahon, 12 Servia Street.
Proposed by Sarah O'Neill, Hy Niall, Falls Road, seconded by Eliza M'Gee, 131 Falls Road.
Proposed by Patrick Bannon, 44 Albert Street,seconded by Patrick Daly, 54 Albert Street.
Proposed by Robert Teer, 17 Cavendish Street, seconded by Patrick Hinds, 11 Clonard Street Lower.
Proposed by Hugh Shields, 1 Willowbank Terrace, seconded by Robert Foley, 59 Falls Road.
Proposed by Daniel M'Cauley, 32 Dunlewey Street, seconded by Michael Coagan, 34 Dunlewey Street.
Proposed by Patrick Kerr, 55a Falls Road, seconded by Francis Bell, 55b Falls Road.
Proposed by John Dunne, 51 Cavendish Street, seconded by Daniel M'Farland, 23 Clonard Street.
Proposed by W.J. Donnelly, 19 Spinner Street, seconded by George Toner, 7 Spinner Street.
Proposed by Charles Graham, 143 Springfield Road, seconded by Henry M'Ardle, 37 Clonard Gardens.
Proposed by Peter M'Ivor, 2 Leeson Street, seconded by Christopher Higgins, 14 Odessa Street.
Proposed by Patrick Miskelly, 16 Dunlewey Street, seconded by Patrick O'Rourke, 18 Dunlewey Street.
Proposed by Robert James Dowling, 24 Sevastapol Street, seconded by Bernard Loughran, 41 Sevastapol Street.
Proposed by James Mulgrew, 4 Willowbank Terrace, seconded by John Malone, 7 Sorella Street.
Proposed by Edward Mayne,3 Leeson Street,seconded by Robert Connor, 13 Leeson Street.
Proposed by John Maguire, 129(?) Falls Road, seconded by Nelson Stockman, 13 Sorella Street.
Proposed by Francis Montague, 126 Falls Road, seconded by James Kane, 124 Falls Road.
Proposed by George Corr, 120 Falls Road, seconded by Robert H M'Cann, 43 Dunmore Street.
Proposed by Alfred Lockhart, 45 Falls Road, seconded by George Devlin, 26 Dunlewey Street.
Proposed by James M'Keown, 40 Springfield Road, seconded by William Longley, 22 Lower Clonard Street.
Proposed by John Cairns, 71 Falls Road, seconded by James Toner, 11 Clonard Street.
Proposed by Isabela Leonard, 12 Dunlewey Street, seconded by Ann Boyle, 24 Dunlewey Street.
Proposed by Patrick Mooney, 15 Dunlewey Street, seconded by James Graham, 17 Dunlewey Street.
Proposed by James Brennan, 114 Falls Road, seconded by James Hamill, 7 Panton Street.
Proposed by James Brennan, 2 Dunlewey Street, seconded by John M'Sherry, 20 Sevastapol Street.
Proposed by Thomas Manning, 8 Cavendish Street, seconded by James Wylie, 11 Cavendish Street.
Proposed by Patrick Rooney, 65-67 Cavendish Street, seconded by Francis M'Ilvenny, 58 Shields Street.
Proposed by Joseph Hogan, 37 Clonard Street, seconded by John Devlin, 29 Clonard Street.
Proposed by George Cush(?), 34 Clonard Gardens, seconded by John M'Cann, 4 Dunlewey Street.
Proposed by Francis Gallagher, 20 Dunlewey Street, seconded by John Hatton, 12 Lower Clonard Street.
Proposed by Laurence Haughey 98-100 Falls Road, seconded by Thomas M'Lane, 102 Falls Road.
Proposed by Patrick Russell, 18 Odessa Street, seconded by Daniel M'Veigh, 102 Cullingtree Road.
Proposed by Joseph Toner, 149 Springfield Road, seconded by John Byrne, 2 Cawnpore Street.

FALLS continued:

WM. JAMES MOORE, Andersonstown, architect.

Proposer, Edward Lee, 40 M'Donnell Street, seconder by Timothy Sheehan, Clonard Gardens.
Proposer, Christopher M'Guigan, Falls Raod, seconder, Jane M'Cann, 269 Falls Road.
Proposer, James M'Mahon, 230 Crumlin Road, seconder Francis Connolly, 16 Earlscourt Street.
Proposer, Patrick M'Guigan, 25 Springfield Road, seconder, Hugh M'Keown, 251-253 Falls Road.
Proposer, Joseph M'Ginley, 465 Falls Road, seconder, Felix Kane jun., 41-43 Kashmir Road.
Proposer, John Mulligan, 69 Hawthorne Street; seconder Charles Connolly, 35 Springfield Road.
Proposer, Sarah O'Neill, 14-16 Bombay Street; seconder, Henry M'Grath, 48 Springfield Road.
Proposer, Francis O'Neill, 1 Clonard Street; seconder, John Doyle, 19 Theresa Street.

Twelve other papers.

JAMES MACKIN, 56 Falls Road, house furnisher.
DAVID ADAMS, 85 Rugby Avenue, printer.
JAMES M'KENNA, 100 Dee Street, merchant.



*WM. M'CLURE, Ardenlee Avenue, merchant.
WM. R. FRAZER, 117 Woodstock Road, painter.
JAMES MURRAY, 5 Crocus Street, painter.



*JOHN M'CORMICK, Craigroiston, Knock, solicitor.
WILLIAM HILL, Jun., 129 Belmont Road, dealer.
JAMES M'DONNELL, 118 Leeson Street, spirit merchant.


HUGH HAYES, High Street, solicitor.
J.D. DUNLOP, 'Hawarden', builder.
JOHN SPENCE, 10 Ravenscroft Street, engine fitter.
JAMES CHAMBERS, 78 Bloomfield Avenue, clothier.
WILLIAM HILL Jun., 129 Belmont Road, dealer.
JAMES M'DONNELL, 111 Leeson Street, merchant.



*JAMES JOHNSTON, JP, Donegall Street, flax merchant.
THOMAS M'GUIGGAN, 6 Barrack Street, merchant.
J.L. M'DONNELL, Andersonstown, solicitor.
ARTHUR CAHOON, 4 Blythe Street, hairdresser.



Sir JAMES HENDERSON, D.L., Oakley House, Windsor Park, newspaper proprietor..
THOS. H SLOAN, M.P., 17 Canning Street.
SAMUEL BOAL, 58 Jerusalem Street, traveler.


*JOHN S. SHAW, J.P., 21 and 23 High Street, hatter.
WM. HILL, Jun., 129 Belmont Road, dealer.



PATRICK LAVERTY, LLB, 29 Richmond Terrace.
Proposed by Rev. Joseph Burns, Admin. St Mary's Presbytery, King Street, seconded by John Lavery, 18 King Street.
Proposed by John M'Entee, T.C, 42 Mill Street, seconded by Charles O'Connor, 23 Cullingtree Road.
Proposed by Thomas Mallaghan, 13 Durham Street, seconded by Patrick Molloy, 46 Falls Road.
Proposed by Alderman Peter O'Connell, M.D., College Square North, seconded by Terence Lavery, 134 Albert Street.
Proposed by Patrick Finnigan, 106 Hughes's Buildings, seconded by Patrick J Gallen, 5 Gilford Street.
Proposed by Bernard J M'Coy, 27 College Gardens, seconded by John Mulholland, 37 Milford Street.
Proposed by Joseph Giles, 27 College Square North, seconded by Joseph Duffy, 13 Divis Street.
Proposed by James M'Conville, 76 Smithfield, seconded by John M'Conville, 168 Albert Street.
Proposed by John Harkin, 12 M'Millans' Place, seconded by John M'Clean Smith, 5 M'Millan's Place.
Proposed by Michael Boyle, 19 Marquis Street, seconded by Hugh Pollock, 53 King Street.
Proposed by Henry M'Gowan, 67 Durham Street, seconded by John Maynes, 47 Barrack Street.
Proposed by Bernard Campbell, Smithfield, seconded by James M'Govern, 36 Library Street.
Proposed by Joseph M'Gowan, 77 Durham Street, seconded by Edward Gilliland, 47a Durham Street.
Proposed by Bernard Cullen, 96 Divis Street, seconded by Felix M'Astocker, 52 Divis Street.
Proposed by Wm. Mahood, 43 Durham Street, seconded by James M'Shane, 41 Durham Street.
Proposed by Edward Lewsley, 31 Gilford Street, seconded by Patrick Smyth, 35 Alexander Street West.
Proposed by Patrick M'Nulty, 7 Ormond Street, seconded by Francis Burke, 38 Pound Street
Proposed by Bernard Dorrian, 43 Albert Street, seconded by William J Stewart, 71 Cullingtree Road.
Proposed by Patrick M'Geeney, 18 & 20 Peel Street, seconded by John Patton, 61 Ross Street.
Proposed by Patrick M'Aleese, 6 Lincoln Avenue, seconded by John M'Larnon, 2 Belgrade Street.
Proposed by Joseph Burns, 66 Mill Street, seconded by Owen Madden, 6 Divis Street.
Proposed by Hugh M'Namara, 136 Albert Street, seconded by Michael Kerr, 158 Albert Street.
Proposed by Thomas Boyle, 15 Bow Street, seconded by Robert Finlay, 33 Bow Street.
Proposed by Patrick Kelters, 3 Jude Street, seconded by James Meehan, 4 Irwin Street.
Proposed by John M'Cormick, 65 Alexander Street West, seconded by James M'Alea, 12 Nail Street.
Proposed by Rev. James M'Donald, C.C., seconded by William Downey, 126 Divis Street.
Proposed by Joseph Meehan, 10 Baker Street, seconded by Joseph O'Neill, 1 Scotch Street.
Proposed by Bernard Laverty, Milford Street, seconded by Michael Duggan.
Proposed by Peter Farrelly, 5 Irwin Street, seconded by Patrick Magee, 67 Cullingtree Road.
Proposed by Joseph Burns, 47 Nail Street, seconded by James Tuhan, 12 Bow Street.
Proposed by James Burns, 52 Massereene Street, seconded by Michael Donnelly, 24 Massereene Street.
Proposed by Edward Clarke, 49 Cullingtree Road, seconded by Edward M'Guigan, 17 Bow Street.
Proposed by Hugh O'Dowd, 11 Quadrant Street, seconded by Frank M'Garry, 1 Brook Street.
Proposed by Patrick A Campbell, 13 Durham Street, seconded by Samuel D Clelland, 20 Barrack Street.
Proposed by Edward Clancy, 160 Albert Street, seconded by Patrick Smith, Bank Street.
Proposed by Wm J Byrne, 4 Wood Street, seconded by Patrick Burke, 4 Wood Street.
Proposed by Catherine Gilliland, 25 Barrack Street, seconded by Sarah Stewart, 31 Hamill Square.
Proposed by George Blackwood, 16 Scotland Street, seconded by Patrick Canning, 1 Killen Street.
Proposed by O.B. M'Guinness, 36 Barrack Street, seconded by B Madden, 46 Barrack Street.
Proposed by Susan Mowbray, 46 Barrack Street, seconded by James Kearns, 147 Millfield Street.
Proposed by James M'Veigh, 44 Hamill Street, seconded by Michael Quinn, 15 Barrack Street.
Proposed by James A Lawson, 11 Hamill Square, seconded by Patrick Campbell, 3 Hamill Square.
Proposed by John Burns, 68a Mill Street, seconded by Joseph Ross, 68a Mill Street.
Proposed by Mary Daly, Durham Street, seconded by Maria M'Mullan, Cullingtree Road.

JOHN ROONEY, 16 Rosemary Street, merchant.

Proposer, Michael Aicken, M.D., 148 Divis Street, seconder, Charles Watterrs, 134 Divis Street.
Proposer, James Mason, 37 Irwin Street, seconder, Henry M'Kinney, 21 Durham Street.
Proposer, John Byrne, Mill Street and Rosemary Street,
Proposer, Thomas H Callaghan, 14 Ormonde Street, seconder, Arthur Kavanagh, 97 and 99 Millfield.
Proposer, Francis M'Donnell, 20 Hamill Street, seconder, James M'Burney, 15 Chapel Lane.
Proposer, Patrick Creighton, 120 Albert Street, seconder, James L M'Williams, 53 Milford Street.
Proposer, Thomas M'Guiggan, 6 Barrack Street, seconder, John Welch, 32 West Street.
Proposer, Arthur Davey, 14 Divis Street; seconder, Patrick M'Guckian, 26 Divis Street.
Proposer, Edward Skillender, 42 Ross Street; seconder, Thomas Brennan, 5 Servia Street. Numerous other papers.

T.D.CORBETT, 69 Longford Street, insurance agent.
JAMES MACKIN, 58 Falls Road, hardware merchant.
EDWARD PROUT, 40 Wellington Park, advertising agent.



J.KING-KERR, J.P., Glenaltans, Knock, medical doctor.
WILLIAM HILL, Jun., 129 Belmont Road, dealer.
JAMES MILLAR, 34 The Mount, spirit merchant.


*EDWARD M'INNES, 165 Bloomfield Road, trades secretary.
JOHN L. GALWAY, Duniris, Dundonald, solicitor.
JAMES MILLAR, 34 The Mount, spirit merchant.



Sir OTTO JAFFE, J.P., Kin-Edar, Strandtown, linen merchant (at present Councillor for the ward).
THOMAS BARKLEY, 82 Royal Avenue, solicitor.
JAMES MAGINNES, Glen Road, clothier.


JOHN THOMPSON, Mountcollyer, Malone, gentleman.
GEORGE HAMILTON, 120 Bloomfield Avenue, druggist.
JAMES MAGINNES, Glen Road, clothier.



*Sir JAMES H. HASLETT, M.P.,18 and 20 North Street, merchant.
JAMES MACKIN, 56 and 58 Falls Road, hardware merchant.


*WM. MACARTNEY, Thornview, Cliftonville, rope and twine manufacturer.
ARTHUR CAHOON, 4 Blythe Street, hairdresser.
JAMES MACKIN, 56 AND 58 Falls Road, hardware merchant.
THOMAS MAGUIRE, Holywood, solicitor.



SAML. M'CORMICK, 4040 Shankill Road, baker.
WM. JOHN SHIELDS, 4 Crumlin Road, dentist.

The Town Clerk will sit in the Town Hall to-day to receive withdrawals and hear objections.

Friday, 15th inst, will be polling day.


^ top of page

Irish News - 22 January, 1904



Yesterday morning, Mr. J.S. Finnigan, deputy coroner, held two inquests in the Royal Victoria Hospital, Grosvenor Street.

The first inquiry was concerning the death of Frank Corr, aged 54, a labourer, residing at 22 Ashdale Street, which took place suddenly on the 15th inst. Deceased was employed in the Belfast Ropeworks, and it appeared that while at work on the date mentioned he suddenly fell. Mr Heron went to his assistance, and deceased told him that he had taken a weak turn. He was conveyed to the Royal Victoria Hospital, but was dead on arrival. A verdict of death from heart failure was returned.

Mr. A. M' Erlean appeared for the company.

The second inquest was on the body of Edward Dunning, aged 52, a tailor, who was found in Ann Street on the 12th inst. in a fainting fit. He was conveyed to the hospital, where death ensued shortly after admission. A post-mortem examination conducted by Dr Lowry, house surgeon, showed that death was caused by a rupture of the main blood-vessel, and a verdict to that effect was returned.


Mr. J.S. Finnigan, deputy coroner, held an inquest at the City Mortuary on Wednesday evening on the body of Henry Rice, who committed suicide on the evening of the 18th inst. by hanging himself in a loft connected with the premises of Joseph W. Irwin, butcher, Woodstock Road. It appeared from the evidence that the deceased, who was a brother-in-law of Mr Irwin and in his employment, had been drinking heavily since Christmas, and on the day of the occurrence had been threatened with dismissal for inattention to work. A verdict of suicide was returned.


The death of Sarah Atkinson, aged 55 years, of 3 Avon Street, on Saturday night last, was also investigated on Wednesday evening. It appeared deceased was addicted to drink, and was last seen alive on Saturday afternoon. When in a state of drunkenness she went into a greengrocer's in Dee Street to purchase a cabbage. In the evening her dead body was found in an entry near by, death being due to asphyxia, caused by her having fallen on her face whilst under the influence of drink. A verdict to this effect was returned.


Last evening Mr J.S.Finnigan, deputy-coroner, held three inquests in the extern department of the Royal Victoria Hospital.

The first was touchingly the death of James Toal, who died suddenly on the 15th inst. Sergeant Magee conducted the inquiry on behalf of the police.

Hugh Toal said he was a brother of deceased. Deceased was a married man, and was 52 years of age. He had been a commission agent, and latterly was a clerk out of employment. Witness last saw him alive some time about 3rd of the month. he then appeared to be in his usual health.

To the Coroner:- Deceased left a wife and three children, all of whom were working.

Henry Nelson said he was in the employment of Mr M'Kenna, Albert Hotel, High Street, and knew the deceased. He had some drink at the Albert Hotel about ten o'clock on the 15th of the present month. He had three drinks, and witness heard him say he was employed at the elections. At eleven o'clock, when closing the premises, witness found him in a gateway leaning against the wall, and, concluding that he was ill, sent for the ambulance, in which he was taken to the hospital . No one had interfered with him, so far as witness knew, and there had been nothing in the nature of the slightest quarrel on the premises.

To the Coroner - If there had been the slightest sign of drink on him at the time witness would not have served him.

The coroner said he was glad to see that Mr. M'Kenna was present It showed that he took an interest in the matter, and removed any misconception or misunderstanding that might possibly be in the minds of some people. Of course, there was not the least allegation against Mr M'Kenna or his servant, and there would be no necessity to examine Mr M'Kenna.

Mr M'Kenna said he telephoned for medical assistance and for the ambulance.

Dr Lowry said on Friday night at 11.20 deceased was admitted, and he was then quite dead. The cause of death was heart failure.

To the Coroner - Taking several drinks upon an empty stomach, coupled with the severity of the weather, would probably have brought on the weakness of the heart.

A verdict in accordance with the medical evidence was returned.


Subsequently an inquiry was held into the circumstances surrounding the death of Wm. Marsh, which took place on the 13th inst. Sergeant Stoddart conducted on behalf of the police. Jane Marsh, wife of the deceased, said he lived in 5 Merrion Street. Deceased was a fitter by trade, but was addicted to drink. She had to leave the house with her children on the 9th inst. on account of his conduct. She came back on several mornings, lit a fire in the house, and left some dinner, but did not remain. She afterwards saw the deceased in the hospital.

To the Coroner - Deceased could earn thirty shillings in a week.

Constable Carolan said he was on duty in Leeson Street on the 13th inst. He heard moans coming from the direction of Merrion Street. He went over to the house and asked what was the matter. A voice from inside said ''I am dying''. Witness pushed in the door and found there was no light nor fire in the place. Deceased was standing at the bottom of the stairs holding to the banisters. Witness carried him to the hospital which was only a short distance away.

Dr. Blakely said deceased was admitted on the 13th. Death was due to exhaustion, following double pneumonia, accelerated by alcoholism.

The Coroner highly commended the conduct of Constable Carolan, and the jury found a verdict in accordance with the medical evidence, recording their appreciation of the conduct of Constable Carolan.

The Coroner commented strongly on the nature of the case, and said he would transmit their appreciation of Constable Carolan's conduct to his superior officer.


In the Recorders Court an inquest was held on the body of Wm. Screeton, dock labourer, aged 31 years, who died suddenly... (photocopy of this article did not come out!).


An inquest was held touching the death of Martha M'Cormick, a middle aged woman. The body of the deceased was discovered between two logs in the River Lagan, near Albert Bridge, on the 15th inst. by a lad named Samuel M'Conville. The husband stated that his wife left 11 North Ann Street, where they lodged, on the 8th inst. He never saw her again alive. She was in the habit of absenting herself from home for long periods, and occasionally took drink. The evidence of Dr Irvine showed that decomposition was so far advanced that he could not state the cause of death, but it was probably drowning. The skin had been eaten off the face evidently by rats.

A verdict of ''Found dead'' was returned.

[Irish News on 26/01/1904 reported that Martha M'Cormick turned up alive on the Sunday night!]


In Templemore Avenue Baths, in the afternoon, an inquest was held on the body of Alex. Paisley, an engineer, who died from the effects of injuries sustained on the 13th inst. through a fall while engaged at work.

A verdict of accidental death was returned.


^ top of page