|MOVEMENTS OF LINERS.
| The Cunard Royal mail steamer Mauretania arrived in
Liverpool at 3 p.m. to-day (Monday) with passengers, mails, specie, etc, from
New York via Fishguard.
The Cunard Canadian steamer Ascania arrived in Portland Maine
at 9 a.m. to-day (Monday) from London via Southampton.
The Cunard steamer Franconia, on the Mediterranean cruise,
arrived at Messina at 8 a.m. to-day (Monday) from Fiume.
|HENNESSY—On the 23rd Dec., 1912, at his residence, 14 Friar's Walk, of
pneumonia, William, eldest son of the late Bryan Hennessy, aged 51 years.
Funeral on Christmas morning, at 9.15 sharp, for Douglas.
|GRANT—On Dec. 23rd, at her residence, 8, Hibernian Buildings, Lillian,
dearly beloved wife of Geoffrey Grant, and daughter of the late Frederick
Barfrey ; deeply regretted by her sorrowing husband and family. R.I.P. Funeral
at 2 o'clock on Christmas Day from the South Parish Church for St. Joseph's
|NOONAN—On Dec. 23rd, at the residence of his sister, Mrs. Hill, 4 Richmond
Hill, Cornelius Noonan (late of Blarney st.). R.I.P. Funeral leaves Cathedral on
Christmas Day, at 11.30 for Dunbollogue. American papers please copy.
|O'KELLY—On Dec. 22nd, at Ardskeagh, Charleville, Patrick O'Kelly. R.I.P.
Funeral on to-day (Tuesday) at 1 o'clock for Ballyhea.
|WAKEFIELD—On Dec. 23rd, 1912, at his residence, Rhodaville, Douglas road,
Edmund Wakefield, suddenly, of heart failure. Funeral for Douglas on to-morrow
(Wednesday), at 2.30.
|MURPHY—On Dec. 22nd, at her residence, Killeens, Catherine, daughter of
the late Cornelius and Julia Murphy. R.I.P. Funeral from the Cathedral on this
day (Tuesday), at 1 o'clock, for St. Joseph's Cemetery.
|In sad and loving memory of Mrs. Kate O'Neill Aherne, Curra, Nohoval, who
died December 23rd, 1911. Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on her soul.
Immaculate Heart of Mary pray for her.—(Inserted by her fond sisters.)
|FOURTH ANNIVERSARY—In sad and loving memory of our dear father, Denis
Donovan, of 22 Commons road, who departed this life on St. Stephen's Day, 1908.
Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on him. Immaculate Heart of Mary pray for him.
|FOURTH ANNIVERSARY—In sad and loving memory of my dear husband, Simon
Fitzgerald, of 16, Farrell's Square, who departed this life on 24th day of
December, 1908. Gone, but not forgotten. Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on his
soul.—(Inserted by his fond wife and children).
|EIGHTH ANNIVERSARY—In sad and loving memory of my husband, Sergeant John
Wain, Leicestershire Regiment, who died in Cork 24th December, 1904. Sweet Heart
of Jesus have mercy on him. Immaculate Heart of Mary pray for him.
THE VETERINARY PROFESSION.
| Mr. Fred Sheedy, V.S., eldest son of Mr. T. Sheedy, Fair
Hill, Cork, has gained a very high distinction in his profession. Mr. Sheedy
graduated with honours at the Royal Veterinary College, Dublin, some years ago,
and decided to enter the army. He was stationed at Aldershot, and the
authorities there recognising his ability as a vet, conferred on him a
lieutenancy. Now he has been ordered to India to a still higher position, where
doubtless his many high qualifications will achieve for him further
|SERIOUS CHARGE AGAINST A CLERGYMAN.
| At Liverpool on Saturday, a man named Arthur Charles
Barker (47), described as of Chesterfield House, Birr, King's County, was
charged with having attempted to procure a boy of the age of 14 years to commit
a criminal offence. Mr Duder, police prosecutor, said the accused was a
clergyman in the Church of England, and was admitted into Orders in 1895 in the
name of Arthur Charles Barker Jacobson. In 1902 he took out papers of
naturalization in the United States, and in 1909, by statutory declaration, he
altered his name, dropping the surname Jacobson. As to the details of the case,
even he (Mr Duder), with his police court experience, hesitated to tell the
magistrates. On the previous evening the accused was watched by two detectives
in a picturedrome, and when arrested he attempted to run away.
Prisoner was remanded until Friday.
DEATH OF MR THOMAS BRENNAN
FIRST SECRETARY OF THE LAND LEAGUE
| By the death at Omaha on the 19th inst. of Mr. Thomas
Brennan one of the foremost figures in the early history of the Land League has
passed away. Mr Brennan was the first secretary of that organization when the
offices were opened in Abbey-street. He was among those who were earliest
arrested, and was placed in Kilkenny Gaol, from which he was released, and left
Ireland for the United States, where he settled in Omaha. He took out a license
as an attorney-at-law, but then became a partner in a firm of real estate,
investment, and insurance brokers. The firm proved a prosperous and successful
one, and Mr Brennan took over the business, and under his sole management it
became one of the most reliable and progressive concerns in Omaha.
Those who remember when he addressed so many meetings with
Michael Davitt will recall his fine voice and the eloquent passages in his
speeches, which often were compared in their flowing and finished periods to the
utterances of Thomas Frances Meagher, whom he resembled, so many of the
survivors of the '48 movement said, very closely.
Born in the County Meath, he came to Dublin in his youth and
was engaged in the offices of the North City Milling Company, in which he
remained till he became Secretary of the Land League. Mr. Brennan was a man of
great energy, determination, and of indomitable courage. As an organiser he laid
down the lines on which the momentous movement was launched, and never was work
better planned or more faithfully carried out.
His death will cause deep sorrow, not only to those who knew
him personally, but to all who knew the part he played in the regeneration of
DEATH OF MR. E. WAKEFIELD, RHODA VILLE.
| Under tragically sudden circumstances yesterday morning
the death of Mr. Edward Wakefield, Rhoda Ville, Douglas road, took place. Mr.
Wakefield rose as usual yesterday morning, and proceeded to have a bath. Having
had the bath he returned to his bedroom, but not coming down to his breakfast at
the customary hour his wife went to see what was the matter, and on entering the
bedroom was horrifed to find the body of her husband lying on the floor. She
immediately telephoned for Dr. Allsom, who on arrival pronounced life extinct.
The police were immediately notified, and an inquest will be held to-day at 12