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1880 Belfast / Ulster Street Directory

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Indexes etc part 1
Indexes etc part 2

Historical Description Part 1

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Collegiate and Educational Establishments
The Parks
Memorials
Markets
Belfast Cemeteries
Gas Works
Clubs
Places of Amusement
Borough of Belfast
Banks
Building Companies ands Societies
Benevolent Institutions

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Historical Description and Statistics

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BELFAST BOROUGH

Collegiate and Educational Establishments

There are three collegiate establishments in Belfast.
The Queen's College, which is a handsome building situate on the University Road, contiguous to the Botanic Gardens, was opened in October, 1849. The architecture is in the late Gothic style, and the cost of the building, which was from a design of Sir Charles Lanyon, C.E., was about £30,000. In addition to the main structure, which includes houses for the President and the Vice President, there are separate buildings for the observatory, the anatomical rooms, and the library, the two former being situated in the rere of the main building and the latter at one side. There is in connection with the College a museum, which contains a very large collection of specimens. The number of students in attendance averages about 400 yearly.
The Presbyterian Theological College, in connection with the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, is situated in College Park, at the extremity of University Square, in close proximity to the Queen's College. It was opened on Dec. 5, 1853, the inaugural address being delivered by the late Dr. Merle D'Aubigne, the celebrated historian of the Reformation. This institution, as its name denotes, is for the training of students for the ministry of the Presbyterian Church. The building is a plain structure in the classic style of architecture, having a stone frontage, and standing in the centre of handsome grounds. Chambers for the residence of students have recently been added to the original buildings.
The Belfast Methodist College, on University Road, almost facing the Queen's College, was erected in 1868 at a cost of over £30,000. It possesses an endowment of £25,000, the entire having been raised by voluntary contributions. . In addition to training young men for the ministry of the Wesleyan Church, it has in connection with it schools for the education of children of all sects and parties. The students in all departments number about 300 annually.
St. Malachy's Diocesan College of Down and Connor is situated near the junction of the Antrim and Crumlin Roads. This is an institution under the patronage of the Roman Catholic Bishop, the Most Rev. Dr. Dorrian, its object being to prepare young gentlemen for professional and mercantile pursuits. The rooms are lofty and well lighted.
Of schools and academies Belfast possesses a large number, which are well appreciated by the community.
The Belfast Academy, formerly situated in Donegall Street and Academy Street, was instituted in 1786. The old site having become unsuited for the requirements of the academy, it was resolved by the trustees to remove the school from Donegall Street to Cliftonville, and a magnificent structure is now being raised worth in all respects of the old traditions and culture of the school. It is built of stone with wings and central tower, and will be, when completes, one of the chief ornaments of the town, scholastically and architecturally.
The Royal Belfast Academical Institution was founded in 1807. The buildings, which are situated in College Square, were completed in 1810 at a cost of £30,000, which was entirely raised by subscriptions. After its opening a Parliamentary grant was made to the Institution, and was continued in a varying amount till 1849, when the Queen's College was opened. The buildings are large and commodious, and the system of education is on a purely secular and undenominational basis. The Institution has just had the singular and, we think, unprecedented distinction of training the winners of the Cambridge mathematical tripos - the senior wrangleship - in two successive years. In 1878 the wrangleship was carried off by Mr. Allen, son of W. J. C. Allen, Esq., J.P., of the Ulster Bank ; and in 1879 it was gained by Mr. Joseph Larmour, son of the late Mr. Larmour, Belfast.
The Model Schools, on the Falls Road, which were opened in May, 1857, are under the National Board, and afford instruction to some 1,500 children of both sexes. The building which was erected at a cost of £14,000, is plain, and the rooms are spacious and well adapted for educational purposes.
There are besides upwards of eighty National School in the town and neighbourhood of Belfast, about fifteen of which are under Roman Catholic patronage. Several schools under the patronage of the Church Education Society, also exist, and are largely attended and efficiently conducted. There are upwards of forty private boarding and day schools for young ladies, and fourteen academies, seminaries and private schools for boys and young gentlemen, exclusive of the colleges. Male and female schools are attached to the institution of the Belfast Charitable Society, to the Union Workhouse, and the Infantry Barracks.
The Belfast Government School of Art, in connection with the Science and Art Department, South Kensington, was re-opened in October 19th, 1870, after having been closed for seventeen years. It is an extensive building, comprising four large class rooms and a sculpture gallery, situated in College Square North, adjacent to the Royal Academical Institution, and almost opposite the Museum. Its management is under a Board of thirty members, Sir Charles Lanyon being president.
There are branch classes at the Methodist College and the Ladies' Collegiate Institute, University Road. The classes are well attended and the pupils have already successfully competed for medals, scholarships, and other distinctions with the schools of the United Kingdom, and several of them have borne off rewards of merit.

Literary, Musical and other Institutions

There are numerous literary, scientific, musical and other societies for the purpose of mutual improvement in Belfast. In the Linen Hall, in Donegall Square, is the library of the society for promoting knowledge. The society was instituted in 1788, and the library is open to subscribers, being under the direction of a committee chosen annually. together with a president and vice president, It contains about twenty thousand volumes in history, biography, voyages, travels, and the various departments of natural history, arts and sciences. It also includes a file of the Belfast News Letter, containing nearly all the issues of that journal from its establishment in 1737. Many of the works in this library are scarce and expensive. The collection is being constantly increased by the addition of all the new books of permanent value which are issued by the press of Great Britain and Ireland. The other extensive libraries are in the Queen's College, the General Assembly's College, the Methodist College, the Belfast Academical Institution, and the Working Men's Institute in Queen Street, and the People's Reading Rooms, Donegall Street. There are also libraries in connection with most of the Congregations and Sunday Schools in town - one in connection with the Church of Ireland Young Men's Society, in Clarence Place Hall, and another in connection with the Belfast Young Men's Christian Association in Lombard Street.
The Natural History and Philosophical Society and the Belfast Naturalists' Field Club have their head quarters in the Museum, College Square North. The Chemico Agricultural Association of Ireland is an association instituted in 1845 for the improvement and developement of agriculture. It disseminates practical information on its connection of chemistry with agriculture, and the qualities of soils and manures. The operations of the North East Agricultural Association of Ireland extend to the counties of Antrim, Down, Armagh and Monaghan, and include the County of the Town of Carrickfergus. The first show in connection with this association was held in Belfast in August, 1855. The Flax Supply Association was established for the improvement and extension of the culture of flax in Ireland and the dissemination of information relative to the manipulation of the crop. The Linen Merchants' Association has for its object the regulation and protection of the trade, and the carrying out of all projects calculated to promote the advancement and prosperity of the staple manufacturer. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was established in 1836, after the example of the Linnaean Society for the same purpose. The Fountain Association is not incorporated with it. Among the other institutions or societies are the People's Literary Institute, Donegall Street ; the Literary Society ; the Queen's College Literary and Scientific Society ; the Belfast Friends' Institute, Frederick Street ; Ulster Medical Society ; the Belfast Royal Hospital ; the Typographical Association ; the Ulster Book, Tract, and Bible Depository, 1 Donegall Square East ; the Bible and Colportage Society, May Street ; the Belfast Dog Show Society, 24 North Street ; and the Belfast and North of Ireland Ornithological Society, and the Gymnasium. There are, besides, the Church of Ireland Young Men's Society, Clarence Place Hall ; the Belfast Young Men's Christian Association, Lombard Street, the Theological Society, Assembly's College ; the Unitarian Society for the Diffusion of Christian Knowledge, 33 Donegall Street ; in addition to Mutual Improvement Societies and Young Men's Associations in connection with most of the Protestant congregations in town. The Ulster Rifle Association is one of the oldest of the kind in Ireland, having been originated about 1829 for the purpose of encouraging rifle shooting. The association has a fine range 1,600 yards long on the Kinnegar, Holywood, and has also the privilege granted by the War Office of using the Government range at Belfast. There are numerous prize meetings in connection with it every year, including the Clandeboye open meeting, which attracts rifle shots from all parts of the country. There are several musical societies, the principal of which are :- The Belfast Philharmonic Society (in which are incorporated the Classical Harmonists' and the Belfast Musical Societies), the Belfast Choir, and the Belfast Choral Association.
There are fourteen newspapers published in Belfast, and five public news rooms.
The Belfast Museum, which is in connection with the Natural History and Philosophical Society, is situated in College Square North, and contains a good collection of objects. The society was founded in 1821, its original members and earliest contributors being the late Sir James Emerson Tennent, Robert Patterson, Esq., William Thompson, Esq., George C. Hyndman, Esq., James MacAdam, Esq., Dr. Drummond, and others. The Museum is enriched by contributions made by several of the founders, and now contains a valuable collection of native birds, bequeathed by W. Thompson, Esq., and others, deposited in a separate room fitted up for that purpose. This room was built by public subscription in memory of Mr. Thompson, who did so much to promote a taste for the study of natural history among the people of Belfast. It also embraces a good collection of Irish antiquities, in bronze, iron, and stone, as well as of fossils and minerals, which, together with the departments of conchology, entomology, etc. have lately been arranged by members of the Belfast Naturalists' Field Club, whose contributions of specimens have been added to the collection. The Museum is a plain edifice, having a stone frontage, well adapted for the purpose. Scientific meetings are held here, and papers are read periodically by members of the above clubs as well as of other societies.
The Belfast Naturalists' Field Club resulted primarily from a correspondence which appeared in the local papers early in 1863. The initiative was taken by Mr. W. T. Chew, and seconded by Messrs. Hugh Robinson and Samuel A. Stewart, Professor Ralph Tate,  F.G.S., who was at that time residing in Belfast, and conducting large classes in geology, botany, and zoology, was induced to support the project with his influence, and the Club was inaugurated in March, 1863. The interest in natural history pursuits aroused by Professor Tate's teaching secured for the project a large amount of public favour, and about 100 members were enrolled. The Club has since steadily advanced in numbers, until at present there are about 250 on the roll. The efforts of the Association are intended, in the first place, to excite greater interest in natural history and archaeological studies, and secondly to increase our knowledge of the geology, botany, zoology, and antiquities of the North of Ireland. The former object is attained by the summer excursions, and the latter by papers read before the members, by the published proceedings, and more especially by authentic lists of the local species, and of local antiquities compiled by members conversant with special subjects. Five of these lists have already appeared, others are in preparation ; and it is hoped that the results will be a complete flora and fauna of the district.

THE PARKS

Up till a few years ago the people of Belfast were almost unprovided with anything that might be called a public park. The grounds round the Linen Hall and the Queen's Island were for a long time the only places of this kind that were open to the public generally ; but owing to the limited space of the former, and the difficulty in obtaining access to the latter, they were not taken advantage of by the great body of the people to the extent that was desirable. The Cave Hill served to a certain extent to meet this want, but as the town extended in other directions the distance of this healthful resort formed an insuperable obstacle to its being generally visited by the residents in by far the larger sections of the town. The matter occupied the attention of the Corporation for several years, and it was finally resolved to open a park in a situation which would be generally accessible. In 1869 the Corporation accordingly entered into negociations (negotiations) with the Marquis of Donegall for a lease of the Ormeau Demesne, which comprises 175 acres, and which is romantically situated on the banks of the Lagan. The ground was leased from his lordship at £10 per acre yearly for 2,000 years, and as it was magnificently wooded, having been formerly the private grounds surrounding the mansion of Lord Donegall's seat at Ormeau, a comparatively small outlay was required to convert it into a park for public use. No more suitable selection could have been made, and in the hands of the officers of the Corporation it now forms one of the most delightful pleasure grounds that could be wished for. The ground is undulating, and portions have been laid out in magnificent parterres, variegated with the choicest flowers and shrubs, and as the Lagan meanders along its northern boundary, the scene in the park could scarcely be surpassed for sylvan beauty. It has thus become a most popular place of resort. Here the Agricultural Association of Ireland held its annual cattle show in 1872, during the Mayoralty of Mr., now Sir John Savage, who, with Sir James Hamilton, was on that occasion knighted by Earl Spencer during his visit to Belfast. It is intended  by the Corporation to let out about a quarter of the whole grounds as sites for villas.
As the Ormeau Park was considered too remote from the northern and western portions of the town, the Council decided on allocating 65 acres of the surplus land taken for the Belfast Cemetery for the purpose of a park for the inhabitants of the Falls and adjoining districts of the town. The Falls Park is situated on the Falls Road, about three quarters of a mile beyond the borough boundary, adjoining the Cemetery. About 54 acres have been laid out in a very tasteful manner, with avenues and walks, rustic buildings and flower beds, and planted with forest trees, The situation is one of the finest about Belfast. The Parks is free of rent, the ground having been purchased by the Corporation.
There is a large tract of slob land lying between Belfast and Sydenham, on the County Down side of the Lagan, which has long been named "The Victoria Park," and which at some future date is to be formed into a park for the residents in that part of the town. It contains about 60 acres ; and when laid out, as contemplated by the Corporation, it will greatly enhance the beauty of that important district.

The Royal Botanic Gardens

These gardens, which are situated in the south western part of the town, are on the northern bank of the Lagan, contiguous to the Queen's College, and the Presbyterian College. They were started in 1820, and afford a delightful place of resort for residents in the town. They were started for the purposes of promoting a taste for horticulture, an object which appears to have been realised. They are the only self supporting Botanic Gardens in Ireland - those in Dublin being supported by the Government - and have done much to stimulate the art or horticulture in the North of Ireland. The gardens comprise about seventeen acres, and are held under the Marquis of Donegall at the nominal rent of about £8 yearly. Having no Government grant, they are dependent on subscriptions for support, which, of course, operates against their being as extensively used by the poorer classes as could be desired. The conservatory (which is considered one of the finest in Ireland) has become noted for camellias. It is also furnished with various economic plants, palms, tree ferns, cacti etc., and throughout the year a succession of bloom is kept up in the greenhouse. Several new nursery houses have been recently built. A new entrance lodge and handsome gates were erected in 1878, and the frontage at University Road has been greatly improved by the flagging of the footway and placing of trees in continuation of the Queen's  walk along the College grounds. The gardens proper contain twelve special effects or minor gardens, with views opening into the surrounding country. They will appear in the following order to a visitor :- The Pineturn - The Oak Ground, possessing the finest collection in Ireland - The Flower Garden opposite the conservatory - The Promenade or Lawn, with eight extended views - the Hawthorn and Botanic collection - The Rockery - The Tennis Ground and Ornamental Water, filled with aquatic plants - The Yew Ground, in which the Irish Yew takes a prominent place - The Ivy Walk - The Rosary, where the roses not only cover the ground in the usual way but being conducted on trees specially kept for this purpose, give undulating masses of flowers in some cases fifteen feet high - The Rose Walk, margined with many rare Alpine plants - The Cottage Garden, laid out in natural style, where every part varies, used as an experimental ground for trying the effects of the hardy plants before being planted for permanent gardening. This garden, in the season, also shows immense masses if lilies. During the summer season a band performs every week in the gardens, and on Easter Monday, Whit Monday, and other occasions throughout the season, sundry fetes are given, which very much add to the attractiveness of these grounds, and, as a source of revenue, assist in maintaining the gardens in an efficient state.

MEMORIALS
The Albert Memorial

This magnificent clock tower was erected partly by public subscription, but principally through the munificent liberality of the late John Lytle, Esq., J.P., who devoted the salary he received as Mayor of Belfast for two years towards this object. It was completed about the middle of 1869. It stands in the centre of the open square, at the intersection of High Street and Queen Square with Victoria Street. It is of a light and elegant design throughout, and is singularly free from any incongruities of style, though not intended to be in rigid adherence to any particular school of architecture. Its height from the base to the pinnacle of the spire is 113 feet, and to the clock tower, 90 feet. A full length statue of the late Prince Consort, in the robes of a Knight of the Garter, stands upon an ornamental pedestal in a niche on the front of the tower, at a distance of forty feet from the ground, and is surmounted by a richly carved canopy of stone. The ornamental pinnacle which surrounds the entire structure is particularly worthy of admiration. The clock is of a construction similar to that of the Westminster tower clock. The escapement being a gravity remontoir, by means of which the hands are moved only at each half minute, when, through the releasing of a portion of the machinery, the entire force of the driving weight of the clock is brought to bear upon the dial work for a few seconds, so that any external influence of wind or rain upon the indicators can have no effect upon the motion of the clock. The additional advantage of being able to note the time to the exact second indicated by the clock is possessed by the system of shifting at intervals. The works of the clock are enclosed in a glass case. The four dials are of white enamel plate glass, which is illuminated from within by night. A self acting apparatus in connection with the clock, performs the work of raising and lowering the lights at the appointed hours, both operations being effected gradually. The bell is suspended immediately above the dial room. It weighs upwards of 38 hundred weight, and has a very pure and rich tone. Under favourable circumstances the striking of the clock has been heard with distinctness at a  distance of eight miles. By an arrangement in connection with the striking work of the clock, the first stroke of each hour takes place within half a second of the time indicated, no allowance requiring to be made for the raising of the hammer. The daily variation of the clock is ascertained by an electric current from Greenwich Observatory, and a record of every change is kept. By these means it has been found that for several years its maximum error on any day never exceeded five seconds ; this error representing a very small daily variation. The architect of the Albert Memorial was the later W. J. Barre, Esq. The statue was the work of the late W. F. Lynn, Esq., and the contractor for the clock, Mr. Francis M. Moore, of Belfast and Dublin.

The Cooke Statue

Shortly after the death of the Rev. Dr. Cooke, a public meeting of the inhabitants was held to consider what steps should be taken to erect a suitable memorial to perpetuate his memory, and express the feelings of his fellow citizens with regard to their late distinguished townsman. It was unanimously agreed, that a statue placed in some prominent position in the town would form a fitting monument to one who had, for a long time, occupied such a conspicuous position. The execution of the work was entrusted to Mr. Lynn, sculptor, who faithfully performed his task. The statue occupies the position where that of the Earl of Belfast formerly stood, prior to its removal to the Municipal Buildings, and no better site could have been selected. The statue, which is in front of the Belfast Academical Institution, is placed looking towards Chichester Street, and commanding a view of Great Victoria Street, Donegall Square North, Wellington Place, and King Street. The figure, with the pedestal, is about fifteen feet in height. Dr. Cooke is represented as dressed in clerical and academic costume. In his right hand he grasps a scroll of manuscript, while in his left he holds a fold of his robe and his academic cap, and two or three volumes lie at his feet. The likeness is a very striking one. The statue was placed on its pedestal on the 24th of April, 1876, and on the 11th of the following month it was publicly inaugurated by a great demonstration of Orangemen, which was taken part in by representatives from all parts of Ireland. The inaugural address was delivered by Mr. William Johnston, M.P.

MARKETS etc.

Belfast is simply supplied with markets for the sale of cattle and farm and garden produce ; and, as the positions are near the centre of the town, they are easily accessible to all, and are largely taken advantage of. They are eleven in all, situated as follow :- Smithfield Market, for the sale of pork ; Corporation Street Market, butter ; Chichester Street, May Street and Oxford Street Markets, vegetables, potatoes, flax, fruit etc.; Castle Markets, general produce, poultry, fruit, fish, meal, corn, etc.; May's Market, meal and grain : George's Market, butter, eggs, poultry, and (on Friday) butchers' meat ; Cattle Market, on Tuesday, fat cattle, and on Friday, store cattle ; Police Square, bogwood, turf, grass, etc.; Annette Street, hay and straw. In Townhall Street there is also a fish market held during the season. There is a fair held on the first Wednesday of every month for the sale of black cattle, sheep, swine, horses, etc. - the cattle fair being held in Oxford Street, and the horse fair in the Pork Market. The accommodation in all is amply sufficient for the requirements of the town. The Markets open at 7am and close at 6pm, between February 1st and October 1st ; and during the remainder of the year they open at 7am and close at 4pm.

THE BELFAST CEMETERY

The Belfast Cemetery, which was opened in 1869, lies immediately outside the borough boundary, on the west side of the Falls Road. It contains 45 acres, allocated as follows :- Seventeen acres for proprietory graves and thirteen acres for public graves for Protestants, and five acres for proprietory graves and thirteen acres for public graves for Roman Catholics. The Protestant and Roman Catholic portions are divided by a sunk fence, six feet deep. Owing to the Roman Catholic Bishop demanding terms from the Corporation which they could not accede to, the Roman Catholic portion is not generally used by members of that body, and they have opened a cemetery in the neighbourhood for themselves. The Corporation has erected in the grounds a mortuary chapel, and the superintendent's and sexton's houses. In the centre of the proprietory grounds ranges from £2 to £9 each. The land was purchased from the Sinclair family for a sum of £12,000, and a further sum of £13,000 was spent in the formation of the cemetery. To meet this the Corporation borrowed £25,000 on mortgage, but this debt has since been reduced to £9,200. The cemetery is enclosed by a wall of blue quarry stone and railings, and is entered by two handsome gates on the Falls Road. The contract for the leveling and laying out was carried out by Messrs. Monk & Co., Liverpool, from plans prepared by Mr. Wm. Gay, of Bradford. The cemetery is in an elevated position, and commands a magnificent view of the town and of the Lisburn valley. It is very artistically planted with handsome forest trees and flowers, and forms quite a favourite walk with all classes of the community. The ground having been purchased, the cemetery is free of rent.

BELFAST CORPORATION GAS WORKS

These works which were originally projected and carried on as a private enterprise, became the property of the Belfast Corporation on July 1st, 1874, during the Mayoralty of James Alexander Henderson, Esq., J.P., the terms of purchase having been arranged between the Corporation and the Company a year before, and authorised by the passing of the Belfast Gas Act, 1874. The purchase money was £386,550, of which a sum of £220,000 was lent to the Corporation by the Bank of England, which offered to advance the whole sum, and the remainder was borrowed from private individuals. The money is borrowed on the security of the works and the town rates, and is repayable by twenty yearly installments. A sinking fund of 1 per cent, accumulative is provided by the act, which will discharge the entire purchase money in about forty years, after which the works will be the property of the town free of debt or charge, a state of things which will enable gas to be supplied at a very cheap rate. The premises are situated on the Ormeau Road, along which the frontage extends for a distance of about 1,250 feet, the Central Railway forming the boundary of the property to the south east, and the river Blackstaff along the north east. The entire extent of ground enclosed is about 13 1/2 acres. The works are divided into two sections, only one of which has as yet been brought into operation, so far as the manufacture of gas is concerned. The new section is fitted up to the extent of about one third its full producing power, and is ready to be called into use whenever the old section proves insufficient to meet the demand for gas. The old section is capable of producing three millions of cubic feet of gas per day (representing a consumption of 300 tons of coal.) The Retort House contains 454 retorts, in settings of seven retorts in one arch, with the exception of a few of six retorts. Each retort is provided with separate ascension, H, and dip pipes for conveying the gas as made into the hydraulic main. The latter is a large pipe, extending the whole length of the settings, which is kept partially full of liquid, the exact level desired being maintained by valves on each section of the main. Into the liquid contained in this main each of the dip pipes is sealed to the extent of (say) two inches, and the gas, having once forced its way through this "seal," is effectually prevented from returning when the retort is open. But for this simple arrangement, the gas would be discharged back again from the gasholders every time the lids are opened. In practice, the retorts are maintained at a temperature varying from 2,000 to 2,200 degrees Fahrenheit, by a furnace in each arch or "setting," the fuel used being the coke obtained as a residual in the process of gas making. On the proper setting of the retorts and "draughting" of the settings much of the success of a gas undertaking depends, and the most profitable systems is only to be ascertained by a careful consideration of the quality of coal used, the character of the coke therefrom, and the price obtainable for that which remains for sale. It will be easily understood that, in cases where exhausters are not used, the gas must be forced through the material used for purification, and also into the gasholders, by the pressure generated within the retorts. This pressure, amounting in different works to from fourteen to thirty two inches of water (1/2 lbs. to 1 1/2 lbs. on the square inch), results in a great loss of gas from the crevices which from time to time are formed in the retorts, and has also the effect of causing some of the most valuable portions of the gas to remain in the form of solid carbon on the surface of the retorts. In modern works, even of very small size, it is therefore customary to use exhausters for the purpose of relieving the retorts from this pressure. The exhausting apparatus. in this section of the works, consists of a set of three exhausters, with separate engines, each working direct, and of a nominal capacity of 315,000 cubic feet of gas per hour for the three machines when driven to their full speed, and one large exhauster, with a pair of engines of the nominal capacity of 250,000 cubic feet per hour. Provision is thus made in case of accident, to the necessity arising for making repairs, each of the sets above referred to being sufficient to exhaust the whole of the gas produced. The condensers are simply a set of pipes so arranged as to present the most effective surface to the action of the atmosphere, for the purpose of reducing the temperature at which the gas leaves the retorts as nearly as possible to the normal point of 60 degs. In this process the tar and ammoniacal liquor (now most valuable residuals) are separated from the gas and stored in their respective wells, and the gas then passes on to the scrubbers. These vessels are lofty towers formed of cast iron plates, and filled with coke or other material. so disposed as to break up the gas into innumerable small streams, and this material being kept constantly wetted by the admission of a small quantity of water (proportionate to the quantity of coal consumed) absorbs the remainder of the ammonia contained in the gas after passing through the condensers, the liquid leaving the scrubber as strong ammoniacal liquor. The gas is now forced through the purifiers, which are square boxes 18 ft. x 18 ft., eight in number (two sets of four each). These boxes are filled with slaked lime, arranged on tiers of wooden girds. The gas enters at the bottom, and after passing through the lime on each of these tiers, escapes at the top. Three boxes in each set are constantly in operation, the gas passing through all of them, and the fourth is always off, to admit of the renewal of the lime. The gas issuing from these is perfectly free from sulphurretted hydrogen, and now goes on to the station meter to be registered and thence into the gasholders. The meters are simply enormous measuring chambers of similar construction to the drum of an ordinary wet meter, each capable of registering 80,000 cubic feet per hour. The gasholders are five in number - the smallest having a capacity of 400,000 cubic feet of gas, and the largest containing when full 1,750,000 cubic feet. This latter vessel (by far the largest in Ireland, and equal in size to any that have been erected out of London) presents a very fine appearance when filled with gas. In its construction upwards of 1.300 tons of cast and wrought iron were required, the moveable portion or "bell" containing the gas weighing no less than 580 tons. The gasholders are worked by valves, which are connected with the inside of the gasholder by pipes which descent below the foundation of the tank walls and rise above the surface of the water inside. Each gasholder is provided with an inlet and outlet pipes, sp that the gas can be stored in, or the town supplied from, any one at will. The system of mains in connection with the outlets from these gasholders is very extensive, being in all about 150 miles in length, the pipes varying from 36 inches in diameter down to two inches. Through these pipes in the heaviest portion of the lighting no less than 500,000 feet of gas per hour are delivered to the consumers, their requirements dwindling down to 30,000 cubic feet per hour after midnight, and 20,000 cubic feet per hour through the day time. On connection with the concern there is a most commodious town office, situated in Queen Street, where all the rental accounts are kept and the revenue collected ; and extensive repairing shops have been built in the rere for the accommodation of the workmen enraged in repairing lamps and meters. Since the concern passed into the hands of the Corporation many improvements have been carried into effect, not the least of which are the construction of hydraulic apparatus and tramways for the discharging of coal from the barges, and the building of a suitable quay wall in connection therewith. Not only is a considerable saving expected from this scheme, but a great public convenience will result from the decrease of the traffic on the street. During the two years of its present ownership the gas has been twice reduced in price, notwithstanding which the sum of nearly £22,000 has been realised, after paying all expenses, which will be available for any contingences which may arise in the future.

CLUBS

There are several Clubs in Belfast, including the Ulster Club, Castle Place ; and Union Club, Castle Buildings, Donegall Place.

Cricket, Football etc Clubs

There are several Clubs in Belfast for the practice of cricket, football, etc., the principal being the North of Ireland Cricket Club, established in 1859, whose grounds, situated on the Ormeau Road, are considered the finest in the United Kingdom ; the Ulster Cricket Club ; the Belmont Bowling Club, formed for the purpose of extending the practice of bowling and other kindred games to the suburb of Belmont ; the Belfast Bowling Club ; and the Belfast Boat Club.

PLACES OF AMUSEMENT AND PUBLIC HALLS

The Theatre Royal, at the corner of Arthur Square and Castle Lane, is the most popular, as it is the largest and most constantly occupied, place of amusement in Belfast. It replaced the "dear, durty" old house about seven years ago, and is at present one of the finest dramatic temples in the provinces. Both before and behind the curtain everything that could be done has been done for the convenience of both the public and the numerous artisans engaged. The means of ingress and egress are ample, and on the top of the house  is a large water tank, the contents of which can be distributed from the "flies" at a moment's notice. The proprietor and manager, Mr. J. F. Warden, never allows a novelty to escape him, and the entertainments placed before his patrons are of the newest and most varied description. The building cost about £12,000, and the architect was Mr. Charles Sherry and the builder Mr. Thomas McKeown - both now deceased.
The Ulster Hall, in Bedford Street, is a magnificent structure. It is capable of comfortably seating about 2,500 persons, but this includes the orchestra. Public meetings are held here, and several times each year there are concerts at which the most talented vocalists and instrumentalists in the world appear. There is a grand organ, which was provided by Andrew Mulholland, Esq., at a cost of 3,000 guineas. There is also a Minor Hall, capable of accommodation about 400 persons, a band room, board room for the Ulster Hall Company Limited, and other necessary apartments.
The Victoria Hall, near the Albert Memorial, in High Street ; and the Music Hall, in May Street, are made use of for concerts, as also the large apartment of the Working Men's Institute at the corner of Castle and Queen Streets. St. Mary's Hall, in Bank Lane, is used for meetings and concerts in connection with the Roman Catholic body.

BOROUGH OF BELFAST
Parliamentary Representatives
James Porter Corry, Esq., J.P., Dunraven, Belfast.
William Ewart, Esq., J.P., Glenmachan House, Strandtown. Belfast.

Mayor for 1880 :
John Browne, Esq., J.P., Ravenhill, Belfast.

Recorder :
John Hastings Otway, Esq., Q.C.

Resident Magistrates :
J. C. O.Donnell, Esq., Belfast ; and C. D. Clifford-Lloyd, Esq., Belfast.

Borough Magistrates

Allen, William J. C., Faunoran, Greenisland.
Atkinson, Robert, Beaumont, Malone Road.
Bailey, James Luttrell, Town Inspector, R.I.C.
Bottomley, William, London.
Browne, John, Ravenhill.
Browne, Samuel, M.D., 19 College Square East.
Carlisle, James, Enfield House, Crumlin Road.
Charley, William, Seymour Hill, Dunmurry.
Coey, Sir Edward, D.L., Merville, Whitehouse.
Cowan, E. P., Nottinghill.
Corry, J. P., M.P., Dunraven.
Dixon, Thomas S., York Street.
Duffin, Charles, Strandtown.
Ewart, Wm., Glenmachan House, Strandtown.
Gregg, William, Willowbank, Antrim Road.
Hamill, Arthur, Trench House.
Hamilton, Sir James, 2 Crumlin Terrace.
Hamilton, R. L., Lismore, Windsor Avenue.
Harkin, Alexander, M.D., 5 College Square North.
Harland, E. J., Ormiston, Strandtown.
Henderson, James Alexander, Norwood Tower.
Henry, James, Dunowen, Cliftonville.
Higginson, John M.C., Carnalea, Crawfordsburn.
Hind, John, The Lodge, Cliftonville.
Johnson, Sir Wm. G., D.L., 12 College Square North.
Johnston, Philip, Dalriada, Whiteabbey.
Johnston, Wm. John, Dunesk
Keegan, James, Holywood.
Lanyon, Sir Charles, R.H.A., The Abbey, Whiteabbey.
Lindsay, Thomas G., Tyrone House, Malone Road.
Lytle, Joseph H., Lennoxvale.
Lyons, William Thomas Bristow, D.L., Brookhill, Lisburn.
MacCormac, William, M.D., 13 Harley Street, London W.
Mullan, William, Willowfield, Belfast.
Mulholland, John, M.P., D.L., Ballywalter Park, Newtownards.
Murney, Henry, M.D., Donegall Square East.
McCance, Finlay, Suffolk, Dunmurry.
McCausland, Samuel, Cherryvale.
McClure, Sir Thos., Bart., M.P., V.L., Belmont.
Preston, Sir John, Dunmore, Antrim Road.
Reilly, Edward, Drenta, Dunmurry.
Ritchie, William Barry, The Grove, Belfast.
Savage, Sir John, Ardilea, Greenisland.
Sinclair, Thomas, Hopefield, Antrim Road.
Taylor, David, Bertha House, Windsor.
Thompson, James, Macedon.
Thompson, Robert, Fortwilliam.
Workman, John, Windsor.

CORPORATION OF BELFAST
The Municipal Act came into operation on the 1st November, 1842.
Mayors from 1842 till 1880

George Dunbar, Esq. (deceased)
John Clarke, Esq. (deceased)
Andrew Mulholland, Esq. (deceased)
John Kane, Esq. (deceased)
John Harrison, Esq. (deceased)
George Suffern, Esq. (deceased)
Sir William G. Johnson
James Sterling, Esq. (deceased)
S. G. Fenton, Esq. (deceased)
Wm. McGee, Esq., M.D. (deceased)
Fred. Harry Lewis, Esq. (deceased)
Captain Thomas Verner (deceased)
Samuel Gibson Getty, Esq. (deceased)
William Ewart, Esq.
Sir Edward Coey.

1842 - 3
1844
1845
1846
1847
1848
1849
1850 -1
1852
1853
1854
1855
1856-7-8
1859-60
1861

Sir Charles Lanyon
John Lytle, Esq. (deceased)
William Mullan, Esq.
David Taylor, Esq.
Samuel McCausland, Esq.
Fred. Harry Lewis, Esq. (deceased)
Sam. Browne, Esq., M.D., R.N.
Philip Johnston, Esq., J.P.
Sir John Savage, J.P.
Jas. Alex. Henderson, Esq., J.P.
Thomas G. Lindsay, Esq., J.P.
Sir Robert Boag, J.P. (deceased)
Sir John Preston, J.P.
John Browne, Esq., J.P.

1862
1863-4-5
1866
1867
1868
1869
1870
1871
1872
1873-4
1875
1876
1877-8
1879-80
                    

THE TOWN COUNCIL FOR THE YEAR 1880

DOCK WARD
Aldermen

James Carlisle, J.P., 32 Donegall Street, and Enfield House, Belfast.
James A. Alexander, M.D., 77 Corporation Street and Ballynure, Ballyclare.

COUNCILLORS

Robert Kelly, 41 Donegall Street and Seaview House, Greenisland.
George H. Carse, 88 & 90 York Street and Mountview Terrace.
Samuel Johnston, Jennymount and Richmond Crescent, Antrim Road.
Daniel Dixon, Corporation Street and Dundarave.
Samuel Lawther, Corporation Square and Brookville, Antrim Road.
Robt. Dunlop, 33 Edwards Street & Chichester Park

ST. ANNE'S WARD
Aldermen

William Mullan, J.P., 81 Victoria Street & Willowfield, Co. Down.
Sir J. Savage, J.P., Flax Street & Ardilea, Greenisland.

COUNCILLORS

John Oulton, Donegall Street & 4 University Square.
John Suffern, Windsor, Belfast.
Jas. Glenn, Corporation Street & Roundhill House.
Jas. Henry, J.P., 5 Crumlin Road & Dunowen, Cliftonville.
Robert Thompson, J.P., Donegall Square North & Fortwilliam Park.
Wm. Harper, 84 Donegall Street & Throne Villas, Antrim Road.

SMITHFIELD WARD
Aldermen

Jas. H. Haslett, North Street & Princess Gardens.
Sir John Preston, J.P., Calender Street & Dunmore, Antrim Road.

COUNCILLORS

W. J. Jury, Donegall Place & Brooklands, Lisburn Road.

Jas. Adams, 7 Winetavern Street & Cromwell Road.
Jas. C. Lindsay, Donegall Place & Tyrone House.
David Corbett, Victoria Street & Coolavin.
Robert Boag, High Street & Upper Crescent.
William Q. Ewart, Bedford Street & Clonaver, Strandtown.

ST. GEORGE'S WARD
Aldermen

Wm. John Johnston, Dunesk & Ann Street.
Henry Whitaker, M.D., Clarence Place.

COUNCILLORS

John Rogers, Victoria Street & Fortwilliam Park.
John Browne, J.P., 27 Reilly's Place & Ravenhill, Belfast.
Thomas Gaffikin, Bedford Street & Queen's Elms.
George Gerald Bingham, 33 Waring Street & Osbourne Park.
R. T. McGeagh, Camden Street.
Jas. Alex. Henderson, J.P., 55,57 &59 Donegall Street & Norwood Tower, Strandtown, Co. Down.

CROMAC WARD
Aldermen

Ed. Porter Cowan, J.P., 57 Upper Church Lane & Nottinghill House, Belfast.
Thomas G. Lindsay, J.P., Donegall Place & Tyrone House.

COUNCILLORS

R. Dawson Bates, 47 Donegall Place & Brandon Towers, Strandtown.
Wm. Gregg, J.P., 45 Ann Street & Willowbank, Antrim Road.
T. H. Browne, 45 & 47 Chichester Street & West Elmwood.
Thos. McCann, Donegall Square East & Donegall Pass.
Hugh Hamilton, Ann Street & University Square.
James Jenkin, Chlorine Place.

PUBLIC OFFICERS
Town Clerk and Solicitor - Samuel Black, Glen Ebor, Strandtown ; office, Town Hall, Victoria Street.
Assistant - A. Wellesley Calcutt, Rosetta Avenue.
Treasurer - Alex. Johns, J.P., Belfast Bank.
Clerk of the Peace - R. Dawson Bates, 47 Donegall Place.
Crown Prosecutor - Jas. McLean, sen., Holywood & 45 Arthur Street.
Sub-Sheriff - Henry H. Bottomley, Ulster Street.
Borough Analyst -  J. F. Hodges, M.D.
Coroner - R. F. Dill, M.D., 3 Fisherwick Place.
Town Inspector of Constabulary - James L. Bailey, J.P., Queen Street.
Borough Surveyor - J. J. Montgomery, Town Hall.
Assistants - J. C. Brentland & J. Wakeford.
Surveyor of Highways - James Millar.
Local Government Board Auditor - Vacant.
Accountant - H. McC. Woods, Town Hall.
Superintendent of Fire Brigade - G. Reilly.
Petty Sessions Attorneys - John Coulter & James McLean, jun.
Cashier - E. S. W. De Cobain, Town Hall.
Clerk of the Markets - W. H. Coulson, Town Hall. Assistant - Hugh Crawford.
Car Inspectors - George Reilly, Thomas Carrothers & David Duff.
Registrar of Cemetery - A. Wellesley Calcutt.
Superintendent of Cemetery - George McCann.
Superintendent of Public Parks - Thomas Dickson.
Street Inspectors - James Sinclair & James McKittrick.
Sanitary Department - Dr. Samuel Browne, J.P., R.N., medical Supt. officer of health ; Conway Scott, C.E., executive sanitary officer.
Sergeants-at-Mace - Jas. Morrow & James Tannahill.
Public Weigh Houses - Smithfield, Great Patrick Street, Chichester Street, May's Market & Hay Market.


PUBLIC BOARDS AND GOVERNMENT OFFICES

BELFAST HARBOUR COMMISSIONERS
Office - Corporation Square.

Incorporated in 1785, by the Act 25th George III., cap. 64, for the improvement of the Port and Harbour. Meet at the office on the first four Tuesdays in each month, at eleven o'clock.
Members - The Marquis of Donegall, Presidents ; The Rev. Lord Edward Chichester ; The Mayor of Belfast. Elected Members - Vacate on the first Thursday in the month of February, 1880 - Sir Charles Lanyon, Samuel G. Fenton, J.P., Corry, M.P., Thos. Valentine, Sir J. Preston. Vacate on the first Thursday in the month of February, 1881 - Edward J. Harland, chairman ; William Ewart, M.P., Thomas S. Dixon, George Horner, James Hind. Vacate on the first Thursday in the month of February, 1882 - James Musgrave, Alex. McLaine, Wm. Robertson, Saml. Andrews, W. H. Dixon.
Treasurer - Arthur Sharman Crawford.
Officers - Wm. Thompson, secretary and collector of rates. Wm. E. Young, cashier ; Wm. Hartley & Co., examining accountants ; O'Connell Shaw, H. J. Hill, Philip Campbell, David Moore, Samuel T. Roberts, James Connell, Jas. Johnston, Robert T. Trelford, clerks ; George Patrick, clerk of ballast delivery ; John Campbell, Samuel D. Barrett, Charles Craig, John Dickson, out door clerks. Engineer's Department - T. R. Salmond, M.I.C.E., resident engineer ; J. White, conservator ; William R. Kelly, C.E., Ralph J. Howard, John V. Stewart, C.E., assistants in engineer's office. William Tate, harbour master ; Alex. O'Neill, James McMeekin, Robert Kerr, Thomas G. Cowan, Hugh Cleland, Wm. Beattie, deputy harbour masters ; Jos. E. Mogey, clerk in harbour master's office ; Alexander Morrow, head office of police.

BELFAST WATER COMMISSIONERS
Offices - 19 Rosemary Street.

Incorporated by the Belfast Water Act, 1840, the Waterworks are situated near the Antrim Road, and at Woodburn, near Carrickfergus. The commissioners meet every alternate Thursday, at three o'clock, at the Boardroom, 19 Rosemary Street.
Elected Commissioners - Robt. Carswell, chairman ; Samuel Keatley, deputy chairman ; William Bell, John Forsythe, Thomas Gaffikin, Robert Dunlop, William Carlile, William T. Coates, James Colligan, Richard Hamilton, John Moffatt, William John Scott, John Suffern, Edward Wethered ; and ex-officio, the Mayor and the Chairman of the Harbour Commissioners.
Officers - James N. McNeill, secretary ; George Thompson, inspector.

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Office - Commercial Buildings

First established in 1783, remodelled in 1848, and incorporated 1869, for the advancement of commerce and manufactures in Belfast and its neighbourhood, the protection of the trading interests of the community, and the arbitration of commercial matters in dispute.
President - John Young.  Vice Presidents - R. L. Patterson & R. H. Reade.
Council - John Browne, W. H. Dixon, Robt. Thompson, Wm. Robertson, H. J. McCance, *Thomas Sinclair - retire 1880. J. J. Murphy, E. J. Harland, John D. Barbour, John Jaffé, David B. Lytle, *James Musgrave - retire 1881. W. Q. Ewart, Sir John Preston, E. P. Cowan, Adam Duffin, John Oulton, *Alex. Johns - retire 1882. Sir Thos. McClure, Robert Megaw, Wm. Gregg, James P. Corry, Wm. Liddell - retire 1883.
Treasurer - +E. H. Thompson. Auditor - Robert L. Patterson. Secretary - Saml. Vance.
*Ex-Officio Members of Council, being Presidents 1876, 1877 & 1878.
+Ex-Officio Member of Council, from being Treasurer.

CUSTOM HOUSE
Donegall Quay

Attendance every day, Sunday and the following holidays excepted ; the birthday of the King and Queen for the time being, Christmas Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Monday in Whitsuntide week, first Monday in August, and the day after Christmas Day (if a week day). The gross produce of the Customs duties for the year 1838 was £315,774 ; for the year 1843, £332,980 ; for the year 1860, £373,409 ; for the year 1866 (including British spirits), £701,000 ; for the year 1867, £831,300 ; and for the year 1875, £1,256,769 - year 1878, £1,512,223.
Collector and Receiver of Wreck - Thomas Gray-Jones. 1st Chief Clerk - David Miller. 2nd Chief Clerk - Wm. Dawson. 1st Class Clerks - Andrew Jennings, Henry Ratcliffe, F. G. Taylor, 2nd Class Clerks - Thomas Preston, W. H. Kavanagh, W. H. Armstrong, R. T. Watson, Thomas B. Johnston, five vacant.
Writers - William Kirker, Andrew Donnelly, Adam Cooper, E. B. Cuppage. Surveyors - 1st G. Ord ; 2nd E. Browne ; 3rd G. Harrison.
Examining Officers - 1st Class - B. N. McDowell, Richard Q. Lane, Daniel O'Toole, Adam W. Blackwell, John Cooper, M. J. Harte, & R. Bossence. 2nd Class - George H. Haigh, F. R. Strafford, John Carr, Thomas Martin, John McEntee, Arthur McKee, William Collins, John Kelly, Francis Hay, William Simpson, John A. Mackie, Jeremiah Carmody, John Hamilton, James Cunningham, P. McKee, M. McCoy, P. Hale, R. Gelling, J. Greer, J. L. Henry, W. Davies, W. Cashin, R. Roche, E. Pearce, P. Gaffney.

INCOME TAX OFFICE
Queen's Square

Receiving Officer - the Collector of Inland Revenue (R. Micks, In. Rev. Office, Customhouse).
Inspector - T. Smith, Rathgar, Dublin. Surveyor - J. R. Kenny, Eaton Terrace, The Plains.
Assistant Surveyors - J. J. O'Dwyer. Clerk - John McCann, 39 Lavinia Street. Local Collectors - James Erskine. Donegall Square West ; C. F. Nash, Globe Chambers, High Street ; and James Coates, Lonsdale Street.

INLAND REVENUE OFFICE
Queen's Square

Collector - Robert Micks.  Clerks - David Jones, Samuel Little, Robert McGowan, and James Henry Mellon.
Supervisors - Robert Chamberlain, Belfast 1st district ; Hugh James Hopps, Belfast 2nd district ; James Fraser, Belfast 3rd district ; Fred. Norfolk, Comber district.
Division Officers - Robert Harris Reid, John Burns, Jas. A. Galloway, William Hicks, James Martin Huggins, Belfast 1st Division ; Michael McCann, Belfast 2nd Division ; Stephen Treacy, Belfast 3rd Division ; Charles F. Cooke, Belfast 4th Division ; Hugh Magowan, Thos. J. Michelson, Peter Bannister, Robert Henry Lawrie. Dan Fairburn, Herbert Vahey, John Marron, Belfast 5th Division ; James Plowman Greany, Belfast 6th Division ; John Lockhart, Belfast 7th Division ; Patrick Ryan and James Mooney, Comber 1st Division ; Thomas Cockburn and Henry Edward Sides, Comber 2nd Division.
Ride Officers - Patrick Murray, Larne ; Saml. Boyle, Lisburn ; Thos. I. Iliff, Newtownards ; Chas. O'Hara, Kircubbin ; Timothy Walsh, Downpatrick, and Geo. Cunningham, Saintfield.
Assistants - Daniel Lehane, Patrick McGloin, Marcus Fullerton, Maurice Richard Woulfe, Robert Belshaw, Hugh McWhirter, Joseph Marshall, Hugh Carleton, Wm. Jowett Dyson, Thos. Fraser Houston, Charles O'Neill, James Kyle, James McQuoid, William B. Johnston, George Tennant, John F. Briens, Michael Owens, John Thomas Keys, and Wm. Thomas Gillespie.
Porter - John Dickson.

LAGAN NAVIGATION COMPANY
Office - 27 Victoria Square

Managed by a Board of Directors. Chairman - W. A. Robinson, Belfast . Deputy Chairman - J. C. McCleery, Surgeon, Belfast. Secretary - Wm. R. Rea. Engineer - Robert Adams, C.E., Torrent Hill, Dungannon.

LINEN TRADE BOARD
Office - 7 Donegall Square East

Appointed under the sanction of the Belfast Chamber of Commerce. Meets every Friday evening at the office. Board - Sir John Preston, J.P., ( John Preston & Co.); C. W Barnett (C. W. Barnett& Co.); Charles Bowles (S. G. Fenton & Co.); A. M. Ferrar (Jaffé Bros.); J. Lowenthal (Moore & Weinberg); W. S. Mercer (Malcolm & Pentland); W. R. Patterson (Brookfield Linen Co. Limited); Robert Thompson, J.P. (Richardson Sons & Owden Limited). Secretary - F. W. Smith.
The Linen Trade Circular is published on Saturday morning, under the direct surveillance of the above Board. Subscription (Home) £1 2s. 6d.; Foreign £1 5s. per annum.

LOCAL MARINE BOARD
Office - Albert Square

Appointed under the Mercantile Marine Act, 1850, for the examination of masters and mates, and the shipping and discharging of crews.
Members of the Board :- Ex )officio Members - Mayor of Belfast ; C. D. Clifford-Lloyd, R.M., and J. C. O'Donnell, R.M. Nominees of the Board of Trade - W. Ewart, W. Valentine, C. Duffin. Members elected by the Shipowners - Thos. S. Dixon, Samuel Lawther, Robert Corry, James P. Corry, Geo. H. Carse, Daniel Dixon. Examiner in Navigation and Seamanship and Superintendent of M. M. Office - Mr. Albert Dent. Deputy Superintendent of do. - G. Long. Meteorological Agent - F. M. Moore. Days of examination, 1st and 3rd Tuesday in each month.

OFFICE OF PUBLIC WORKS
6 Mountcharles
William Gray, M.R.I.A., District Inspector.
Registrar of Marriages' Office
26 Arthur Street
Registrar - James Cleeland. Deputy Registrar - John Downing.                               

STAMP OFFICE
Queen's Square

Distributor of Stamps for the County of Antrim - Thomas Robert Stannus. Clerks - Malcolm Brown, Henry Lowry, John Dowd. Sub Distributors - Antrim, W. Lowry. Ballycastle, Alex. McAllister. Ballymena, John Weir. Ballymoney, W. J. Megaw. Belfast, Jas. Magill, Donegall Place. Carrickfergus, S. D. S. Cunningham,. Larne, Messrs Crawford & Nelson. Lisburn, George B. Wilkins.

THE ASSOCIATION OF LINEN BLEACHERS AND FINISHERS
Office - The Ulster Buildings, Belfast.

Established in 1865, to protect the interests of linen bleaching and finishing. This body does not elect a permanent chairman.
Secretary and Treasurer - G. Gerald Bingham.

THE IRISH LINEN TRADE ASSOCIATION
Office - The Ulster Buildings, Belfast.

Established in 1858, for the protection of the general interests of the Irish Linen Trade. Chairman of the Committee - William Ewart, J.P., Treasurer - Wm. Charley, J.P., Secretary - G. Gerald Bingham.

WHITE LINEN HALL
Entrance - Donegall Square North

Committee - Robt. McAdam, W. H. Ferguson, S. G. Fenton, Elias H. Bell, W. R. Kamcke, Foster Connor, James Bruce, St. John Herd, C. Bowles, G. W. Charters, I. W. Ward, E. H. Clarke, C. C. Connor, and E. H. Thompson, J.P.
Chamberlain - Wm. Simms ; office, Linen Hall.

BANKS

BELFAST BANKING COMPANY
Head Office - Waring Street
Established 1827. Incorporated 1865

Capital - in 10,000 Shares of £100 each - £1,000,000. £25 per Share paid up. Reserve Fund, £150,000. Profit and Loss, £55,137.
Board of Superintendents - James Moore, J.P., Dalchoolin ; Sir James Hamilton, J.P., Belfast ; Sir John Savage, J.P., Ardilea ; Sir John Preston, J.P., Dunmore ; James Carlisle, J.P., Enfield ; John Browne, J.P., Mayor of Belfast ; Thomas John Martin, Ballymacarrett.
Directors - Edward Harris Clarke, Alexander Johns, A. Sharman Crawford, A. T. Macaulay.
Officers - General Manager, John Wales. Assistant to Directors, William Spiller. Chief Cashier, John J. Dugan. Chief Accountant, Thomas Hall. Joint Inspectors of Branches, James M. Kennedy, Samuel H. Searancke.

Branches

Antrim

Armagh

Ballibay
Ballymena
Ballymoney
Ballyshannon
Bangor
Bushmills
Castleblayney
Coleraine

Cookstown
Crossmaglen
Derry

Do. Waterside Agency
Donegal
Drogheda

Dundalk
Dunfanaghy
Dungannon
Enniskillen
Kilkeel
Larne
Letterkenny
Limavady
Lurgan
Magherafelt
Monaghan
Moville
Navan
Newry
Newtownards
Portadown
Portaferry
Rathfriland
Saintfield
Strabane

Tandragee

Managers

R. Seymour Smith
{ Joseph Kidd         } Joint Managers
{ Ed. Moorehead    }
{ Henry Robinson       sub Manager
Henry Maturin
Robert J. Calvert
David Leitch
Andrew N. Reid
Albert G. Cuthbert
J. Barr Hunter
William D. Smith
{ James Laughlin  }  Joint Managers
{ Cochrane Steen }
John G. Donaldson
John Tate
{ James J. Joyce
{ Henry A. Byron  }      sub Manager
F. N. Seddall, Pro M.
George E. McNeely
{ Charles M. McCausland
{ H. W. Mervyn,            sub Manager
Nathaniel Greer
Thomas B. Powell
Hugh M. Pentland
William Williams
Moses Wilson
Alexander Williams
Robert A. King
Thomas Moody
Edward Harpur
Jno. Walker & Sons,       Managers
Joseph S. Mitchell
Edmund Maturin
William McGusty
James McFarland
William Parr
George Kinkead
Thomas A. Vesey
Edward Taylor
James Napier
{ William Smyth
{ D. B. Keers,             sub Manager
Samuel Macaulay

Agencies

Attendance from

Buncrana
Caledon
Cloughmills
Creeslough
Crossgar
Derrygonnelly
Gilford
Glasslough
Glenarm
Killinchy
Kirkcubbin
Kilmacrenan
Markethill
Middletown
Moneymore
Moorfields
Newbliss
Pettigo
Portrush
Poyntzpass

 

Derry
Armagh
Ballymena
Dunfanaghy
Saintfield
Enniskillen
Tandragee
Monaghan
Larne
Saintfield
Newtownards
Letterkenny
Armagh
Monaghan
Cookstown
Ballymena
Castleblayney
Ballyshannon
Coleraine
Tandragee

On every

Tuesday
Saturday
Wednesday & Fair Day
Fair Day
Wednesday
Do. & Fair Day
Friday & Quarterly Fair Day
Fair Day
Friday & Fair Day
Thursday
Tuesday (except 1st Monday of each Month instead of Tuesday)
Fair Day, 1st of each Month
Friday
Fair Day
Friday & Fair Day
Tuesday
Thursday & Fair Day
Monday, Friday & Fair Day
Thursday
Fair Day, 1st Saturday of each Month

Company's Bankers

Union Bank of London
National Provincial Bank of England
Bank of Ireland
Liverpool Union Bank
Bank of Liverpool
Union Bank of Scotland
National Bank of Scotland
Clydesdale Banking Co.
Manchester & Liverpool District Banking Co.
Messrs. Wm. H. Lambton & Co.
Moore & Robinson's Notts Banking Co.
Sheffield & Rotherham Banking Co.
Birmingham & Midland Bank
Birmingham, Dudley & District Banking Co.
Hull Banking Company
Bury Banking Company
Carlisle City & District Bank
Cumberland Union Banking Co. Limited.
Bank of Whitehaven
Messrs. Beckett & Co.
Lancaster Banking Co.
Wolverhampton & Staffordshire Banking Co.
Lancashire & Yorkshire Bank
Parr's Banking Company Limited
Manchester and County Bank Limited
Munster Bank Limited
Royal Bank of Scotland
North Eastern Banking Company
London & Yorkshire Bank Limited
Manchester & Salford Bank
Comptoir d'Escompte de Paris
Bank of Australasia
Commercial Banking Co. of Sydney
Drexel Morgan & Co.
Drexel & Company
Bank of Montreal
London
London & Branches
Dublin
Liverpool
Do.
Glasgow & Branches
Edinburgh & Branches
Glasgow & Branches
Manchester & Branches
Newcastle-on-Tyne & Branches
Nottingham
Sheffield & Branches
Birmingham
Do. & Branches
Hull
Bury
Carlisle
Carlisle & Branches
Whitehaven
Leeds
Lancaster & Branches
Wolverhampton
Manchester
Warrington & Branches
Manchester & Branches
Cork & Branches
Edinburgh & Branches
Newcastle-on-Tyne & Branches
London & Branches
Manchester & Branches
Paris & Branches
Branches
Branches
New York
Philadelphia
Montreal

NORTHERN BANKING COMPANY
Head Office - Victoria Street

Formed in 1824, in a private bank, and was the first joint stock bank in Ireland. The capital was originally £500,000, in 5,000 shares of £100 each, and in 1866 the capital was increased by £500,000, in 5,000 new shares of £00 each, making the nominal capital £1,000,000. On the original shares £30 per share is paid up, making £150,000 ; and on the new shares £30 per share is paid up, which amount to £150,000, making the paid up capital £300,000. The Reserve Fund stands at £100,000. The authorised circulation is £243,440. The bank allows interest on deposits.
Directors - Wm. Valentine, Thos. Montgomery, John R. Jeffryes, Robt. Kyle Knox.
Committee of Shareholders - James Alexander, J.P., St. Clair, Holywood (Chairman) ; JohnYoung, D.L., J.P., Galgorm, Ballymena ; Thos. Sinclair, J.P., Hopefield, Belfast ; D. L. Coates, Clonallon, Strandtown ; E. H. Thompson, J.P., Slieve-na-Failthe, Whiteabbey ; Andrew Lyle, Newington, Belfast ; D B. Walkington, Thornhill, Belfast.
Branch Inspectors - S. A. Thompson, S. J. Magowan. Chief Cashier - John Algoe. Assistant Branch Inspectors - James S. Beggs, Thomas Lowry.

Branches

Armagh
Bailieborough
Balbriggan
Ballibay
Ballybofey
Ballycastle
Ballyclare
Ballymena
Ballynahinch
Banbridge
Carndonagh
Carrickfergus
Carrick-on-Shannon
Castlewellan
Clones
Coleraine
Comber
Downpatrick

Dromore (Co.Down)
Dungiven
Fintona
Kilrea
Larne
Limavady
Lisburn
Londonderry
Lurgan
Magherafelt
Mohill
Newry
Newtonstewart
Oldcastle
Ramelton
Randalstown
Raphoe
Virginia

Sub-Branches (open daily)

Ardglass
Ballinamore
Ballycarry
Clady
Cushendall
Drumshanbo
Fivemiletown
Hillsborough
Irvingstown
Keady
Strokestown

Managers

Thomas McDowell
W. B. Cross
Charles Oulton
M. Edwards
R. A. Cunningham
H. C. Kirkpatrick
W. C. Anderson
Wm. M. Armstrong
Wm. McCammon
Robert Harper
William Steen
David Pasley
John S. Thompson
Wm. Holton
Wm. Brady
J. H. Macaulay
John Simonton
{ James Stevenson
{ J. T. Hardy
W. S. Lamont
J. T. R. Chambers
Alex. Robb
E. McC. Bennet.
Wm. Roberts
Wm. Clandinnen
John Preston
Gardiner and Martin
Henry Megarry
H. Billsland
F. W. Thompson
Geo. B. Moore
James G. Strahan
Alex. Hamilton
A. J. McKisack
W. J. Orr
Wm. McClintock
John Batt

Sub Managers

John Craig
R. F. Ferris
Wm. Vint
Samuel Johnston
John Wilson
Wm. Thompson
James Watt
Wm. C. Forbes
J. K. Anderson
W. J. Duff
J. Cummins

AGENCIES

Attendance from

on every

Armoy
Ballyjamesduff
Beragh
Cargan
Dromara
Drumquin
Dundrum
Ederney
Elphin
Gilford
Holywood
Keadue
Killough
Kingscourt
Milford
Mosside
Mullagh
Newtownbutler
Park
Portglenone
Shercock
Strabane
St. Johnston
Ballycastle
Virginia
Fintona
Cushendall
Ballynahinch
Newtownstewart
Downpatrick
Irvinestown
Strokestown
Banbridge
Belfast
Drumshanbo
Ardglass
Bailieborough
Ramelton
Ballycastle
Virginia
Clones
Clady
Ballymena
Bailieborough
Raphoe
Derry
Friday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Friday
Fair Day
Thursday
3rd Tuesday in the month during summer
Thursday
Wednesday
Friday
Wednesday
Monday
Thursday
Tuesday
Monthly Fair
Wednesday
Fair Day
Tuesday
Fair Day
1st & 3rd Tuesday in the month during winter
Wednesday
Tuesday & Wednesday
Friday

ULSTER BANKING COMPANY
Head Office - Waring Street

Commenced business in July, 1836. Authorized capital, £2,000,000. Subscribed capital, £1,200,000. Paid up, £300,000. Reserved funds, £350,000. The fixed note issue is £311,079. Interest is allowed on deposits.
Managing Directors - Wm. J. C. Allen, H. J. McCance, F. R. Lepper, Jas. Carr. Committee - Joseph Bigger, Belfast ; John Crawford, Larne ; Joseph M. Lynn, M.D., Armagh ; Edward Porter Cowan, Belfast ; Samuel Archer, Belfast ; John Heron, Belfast ; Nicholas Oakman, Belfast.
Secretary - James Taylor Blackwood. Chief Cashier - James Wallace. Chief Inspector of Branches - G. Higinbotham. Assistant Inspectors of Branches - B. T. Braithwaite, A. R. Norton.

Branches

Dublin, College Green

Do. Lower Baggot Street
Antrim
Ardee
Armagh
Arva
Athboy
Aughnacloy
Ballina
Ballinrobe
Ballyjamesduff
Ballymena

Ballymoney

Ballymote
Banbridge

Belturbet
Carrickmacross
Castlederg
Castlepollard
Castlerea
Cavan

Clones
Cookstown
Cootehill
Donegal
Downpatrick
Dromore (Co. Tyrone)
Edenderry
Enniskillen

Garvagh
Glenties
Granard
Killybegs
Larne
Letterkenny
Lisburn
Lisnaskea
Londonderry

Longford
Lurgan
Maghera
Manorhamilton
Monaghan
Newtownards
Omagh

Portadown
Sligo

Stewartstown
Strabane

Trin
Tuam
Westport

Managers

{ Ferdinand Lochrane
{ Robert Patton, Pro. Manager
Henry R. K. Irwin
Jackson B. Corbett
William R. Cranston
Richard Talbot Forde
Thomas Betty
James Irwin
Wolsey R. Atkinson
Thomas F. Tighe
Charles James
Joseph H. Vint
{ William Hogg
{ J. T. Scholes, Pro. Manager
William Henry
Wm. McIlveen, Pro. Manager
Joseph M. L. Tew
{ Ralph Higinbotham
{ A. T. Moody, Pro. Manager
Robert Walker
Francis L. Martin
Francis P. Woods
Robert Johnston
Richard Davis
{ James Wann
{ R. R. Porter, Pro. Manager
Richard J. Long
Samuel C. Gunning
William Jamieson
Henry M. Linn
William Davis
John H. H. Lawther
James Thomas Gallogly
{ Samuel Clarke
{ Young Pratt, Pro. Manager
David Hoy
William J. Paul
Patrick A. Maguire
Thomas C. Hope
James Morrow
William W. Fleming
Gustavus G. Tew
James Willis
{ William Cuningham
{ John Patton, Pro. Manager
Alexander C. Burrows
John Dill
Thomas Field
Abraham Macartney
William Carrothers
Patrick Mackintosh
{ James Meeke
{ J. W. Alexander. Pro. Manager
Hugh Anderson
{ George Heron
{ James Knox, Pro. Manager
Samuel Henderson
{ Frederick M. Steele
{ L. Lyndon, Pro. Manager
Thomas F. Fay
James Corry
Andrew Stuart

Pro Mangers at Branches
Robert Russell and Walter O'Hume

Agencies

Branches

Attendance from

on every

Ardara
Atheny
Bailieborough
Ballintra
Ballybay
Ballycastle
Ballyconnell
Bawnboy
Blacklion
Brookeborough
Carrigallen
Castlefin
Clogher
Clonmellon
Coleraine
Crumlin
Delvin
Donaghadee
Donemana
Draperstown
Dunkineely
Dunleer
Easkey
Edgeworthstown
Finea
Fintona
Glenamaddy
Gortin
Kilgolagh
Kilnaleck
Killala
Killesbandra
Killeter
Killyleagh
Kirkcubbin
Louisberg
Mountcharles
Moy
Newtownhamilton
Newport
Plumbridge
Pomeroy
Rathangan
Rathmolyon
Riverstown
Slane
Summerhill
Swanlinbar
Tempo
Trillick
Waterside
Glenties
Tuam
Cootehill
Donegal
Monaghan
Ballymoney
Belturbet
do.
Manorhamilton
Lisnaskea
Arva
Strabane
Aughnacloy
Athboy
Ballymoney
Antrim
Athboy
Newtownards
Strabane
Maghera
Killybegs
Ardee
Ballina
Longford
Granard
Omagh
Castlerea
Omagh
Granard
Ballyjamesduff
Ballina
Cavan
Castlederg
Downpatrick
Newtownards
Westport
Donegal
Armagh
do.
Westport
Strabane
Cookstown
Edenderry
Trim
Ballymote
Ardee
Trim
Enniskillen
do.
Dromore
Derry
Tuesday and Fair Days
Friday and Fair Days
Monday
Fair Days
Saturday
Tuesday
Friday and Fair Days
Fair Days
Saturday and Fair Days
Tuesday
Monday
Monday and Fair Days
Saturday
Tuesday and Fair Days
Saturday
Monday
Friday and Fair Days
Wednesday
Friday and Fair Days
Wednesday and Fair Days
Thursday and Fair Days
Fair Days
Wednesday and Fair Days, except when the Fair occurs on Saturday
Tuesday and Fair Days
Fair Days
Friday and Fair Days
Wednesday and Fair Days
Wednesday
Fair Days
Thursday
Saturday and Fair Days, except when the Fair occurs on Wednesday
Wednesday and Fair Days
Fair Days
Friday
Tuesday and Fair Days
Once a Month
Fair Days
Saturday
Saturday
Tuesday and Fair Days
Thursday and Fair Days
Tuesday
Monday
Fair Days
Wednesday
Fair Days
Fair Days
Saturday and Fair Days
Fair Days
Saturday and Fair Days
Daily

Correspondents

London and Westminster Bank
Prescott & Co.
Lloyd's Banking Company Limited
Birmingham Joint Stock Bank Limited
Manchester & Salford Bank
Bradford Banking Co.
Miles, Cave, Baillie & Co.
Foster & Co.
Carlisle and Cumberland Banking Co.
Royal Bank of Scotland
National Bank of Scotland
British Linen Co. Bank
Clydesdale Banking Co.
Halifax Joint Stock Banking Company
Huddersfield Banking Co.
Hull Banking Co.
Lancaster Banking Co.
Leeds and County Bank Limited
Pare's Leicestershire Banking Company
North and South Wales Bank
Bank of Liverpool
Liverpool Commercial Bank Limited
National Provincial Bank of England
Union Bank of Manchester Limited
Manchester and Liverpool District Banking Co.
Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank Limited
Lambton & Co.
Nottingham Joint Stock Bank Limited
Sheffield Banking Co.
Parr's Banking Co. Limited
Bank of Whitehaven Limited
York City and County Bank
J. & J. Stuart & Co.
Bank of New Zealand
National Bank of Australasia
Standard Bank of British South Africa Limited
English, Scottish & Australia Chartered Bank
Bank of Montreal
Queensland National Bank Limited
London
London
Birmingham & Branches
Birmingham
Bolton
Bradford
Bristol
Cambridge & Branches
Carlisle and Branches
Dublin
Edinburgh & Branches
Edinburgh & Branches
Glasgow & Branches
Halifax
Huddersfield & Branches
Hull & Branches
Lancaster & Branches
Leeds & Branches
Leicester & Branches
Liverpool & Branches
Liverpool
Liverpool
London & Branches
Manchester & Branches
Manchester & Branches
Manchester & Branches
Newcastle-on-Tyne & Branches
Nottingham & Branches
Sheffield & Branches
Warrington & Branches
Whitehaven & Branches
York & Branches
New York
Auckland & Branches
Melbourne &  Branches
Port Elizabeth & Branches
Sydney & Branches
Montreal & Branches
Brisbane & Branches

BANK OF IRELAND

Governor - Maurice Cane
Deputy Governor - George Kinahan
Directors - Nathaniel Callwell, James Chaigneau Colvil, Wellington Darley, Gerald R. Dease, Edmond D'Olier, Thomas Vesey Nugent, Joshua J. Pim, James Robert Stewart, John Edward Vernon, Robert Wilson. Secretary - Peter DuBédat. Accountant General - Frank Johnston. Chief Cashier - John McCormick. Chief of Branch Bank Department - A. H. Barlow. Inspectors - A. McM. Murphy, Thomas Martin. Law Agent - E. H. De Moleyns

Branches

Arklow
Armagh
Bagnalstown
Ballina
Ballinrobe
Ballinasloe
Banagher
Bandon
Belfast

Boyle
Callan
Carlow
Castlebar
Castleblayney
Cavan
Charleville
Clonakelly
Clones
Clonmel
Cork
Derry
Drogheda
Dundalk
Ennis
Enniscorthy
Galway
Gorey
Kilbeggan
Kilkenny
Limerick
Listowel
Longford
Mallow
Maryborough
Midleton
Mitchelstown
Mountbellew
Mountmellick
Mullingar
Navan
Newry
New Ross
Omagh
Portadown
Queenstown
Roscommon
Roscrea
Skibbereen
Sligo
Thuries
Tipperary
Tralee
Tullamore
Waterford
Westport
Wexford
Youghal

Agents

P. J. Blake
W. C. Hobson
John Waters
James Jackson
Richard Jones
John Kennedy
W. A. Scott
R. E. Sargent
R. S. Craig

J. S. Couser
J. H. Mayston
H. E. Stuart
Robert Porter
Sidney Jackson
H. Thompson
Fred. Robinson
Denham Franklin
H. H. Hancock
Richard Bradley
W. Pierce
John Craig
G. A. Lyster
James Garratt
S. E. Prosser
F. J. Leech
J. C. McDowell
Edward Brunskill
J. H. Burnside
W. S. Jeffares
M. E. Murphy
J. A. McCutcheon
J. D. Peyton
R. P Pinchin
C. G. Place
Daniel O'Connell
Edw. O'Brien, jun.
Frederick Foster
J. McGusty
M. F. Barnes
George Meredith
Francis Horner
E. J. Purcell
William Harcourt
Robert Kernahan
Robert Blyth
Francis Taaffe
William Allen
P. S. Swan
R. J. Howley
G. H. Jeffares
J. M. Dowley
William Perrott
F. B. Denning
T. P. Atkins
J. G. Osborne
W. J. Trouton
F. D. Carr

Sub Agents

S. M. Wade
Richard Black
B. W. Allen
Charles Loudon
F. H. Reed
Thos. McC. McKee
J. J. Joyce
A. S. Gore
{ J. P. Whelan
{ T. D. Atkinson
W. H. Irwin
Richard Poe
Geo. Johnston
Wm. Anderson
B. Johnston
J. D'O. Lees
T. M. Rodgers
R. Symes
Francis Anderson
J. H. Long
Francis Sargent
R. E. Crotty
E. H. McCormick
J. R. Foster
Richard Close
C. H. A. Davis
T. W. Goodwin
Isaac MacGuire
G. Greene
Acheson Henry
S. J. Teeling
Henry Anderson
H. P. Graves
J. Maginn
C. McDermott
H. F. Wilson
John O'Neill
Lyons Kerans
T. G. Barlow
J. D. Vernon
G. H. Browne
Thomas Noble
James McConkey
H. O'Donel
J. R. Gifford
Isaac Turner
T. D. Lawson
B. M. Prentice
G. F. Beatty
Hy. Finlay
J. Williams
R. B. May
Robert MacBeth
W. H. Hunt
J. E. Murphy
Hy. Allen
A. H. Lloyd
R. A. Louche

Ballybay, Sub Office to Castleblayney, open on Tuesdays and Saturdays and Fair Days. Trim, Sub Office to Navan, open on Saturdays, Fair Days and during Assizes. London Agents - Bank of England, Threadneedle Street, E.C.; Coutts & Co., 59 Strand, W.C. Foreign Correspondents - Bank of British North America ; Union Bank of Australia.

PROVINCIAL BANK OF IRELAND
42 Old Broad Street, London

Capital, £2,000,000. Chas. Chambers, Secretary. Established in 1825. Board of Directors resident in London. Paid up Capital, £540,000 and fixed issue £927,667. Belfast Branch, Hercules Place. Manager - John Findlater. Accountant - James Haire. Notary - William Simms.

Branches

Armagh
Athlone
Ballina
Ballymena
Ballyshannon
Banbridge
Bandon
Carrick-on-Shannon
Carrick-on-Suir
Cavan
Clogheen
Clonmel
Coleraine
Cootehill
Cork
Drogheda
Dungannon
Dungarvan
Enniscorthy
Enniskillen
Ennis
Fermoy
Galway
Kanturk
Kilkenny
Kilrush
Limerick
Listowel
Londonderry
Mallow
Monaghan
Nenagh
Newcastle (Co. Limerick)
Newry
Omagh
Parsonstown
Skibbereen
Sligo
Strabane
Templemore
Tipperary
Tralee
Waterford
Wexford
Youghal

Managers

Charles Griffith
William Hay
William C. Holmes
John H. Lalor
David B. Stuart
J. J. C. Canning
Robert H. Chapman
David Brown
Francis W. Walshe
John Boyd
Albert Courtney
R. N. Somerville
William N. Rowan
William Leslie
Anderson Cooper
John Lumsden
John Patchell
J. W. Denroche
K. W. Smyth
George Stewart
James Menzies
James McCleery
William Freeman
A. Edward
J. S. Kelly
H. T. Land
John Morton
W. N. Barnsfether
Simon Warren
Frederick Abrahall
William Johnston
H. J. Simms
Samuel Pounder
Richard J. Friel
Wm. McCullough
T. B. V. St. George
Thomas R. Smyth
Richard Gordon
John F. Elliott
Charles C. Fitzgerald
St. George Cameron
James Pearson
John Allingham
C. D. Irvine
John Henderson

DUBLIN BRANCH

Samuel Gordon, Chief Officer. R. G. Patchell, Manager. Geo. G. Cumming, Sub Manager. Correspondents on whom the Bank draws - Barclay, Bevan & Co., London ; and all the leading towns in England and Scotland.

THE NATIONAL BANK
Head Office - 13 Old Bond Street, London, E.C.

W. F. Ingelow, Manager ; O. A. Morris, Sub Manager. Established 1835. Capital Subscribed, £2,500,000 ; paid up £1,500,000. Directors - Rt. Hon. W. N. Massey, M.P., Chairman. William Emmens, Esq., Deputy Chairman. Rt. Hon. Lord Emily ; John Ralph Engledue ; Rt. Hon. Viscount Midleton ; Rt. Hon. Viscount Monck ; Anthony John Mundella, M.P.; Hon. Albert Henry Petre ; Henry Francis Slattery, George Noble Taylor. Auditors -  John Abraham, J.P.; Patrick Maxwell, J.P.; Patrick James Roche. Secretary - Wm. George Simm. Assistant Secretary - Joseph Munden Kirby. Superintendent of Note Issue Department - George Gardiner, Dublin. Solicitors - Messrs. Wm. Tatham & Son, London ; Michael Larkin, Esq., 7 Suffolk Street, Dublin. Chief Inspector of Bank - E. J. Mills, London. Inspectors - Ireland - Eastern district, E. H. Devitt, Dublin, and Eugene Bernard, Cork. Assistant Inspectors - T. W. Enright, Dublin ; A. F. Smith, Dublin. Metropolitan Branches - Bayswater, W., 68 Gloucester Gardens, Bishop's Road - Samuel Lovell ; Belgravia, S. W., 21 Grosvenor Gardens - P. R. Derriman ; Camden Town, N.W., 189, High Street - A. S. Smyth ; Charing Cross, S.W., 9 Charing Cross - R. J. Miller ; King's Cross, N., 286 Pentonville Road - R. B. Clarke ; Nottingham Hill, W., 158 High Street - J. L. Whelen ; Oxford Street, W., 23 Old Cavendish Street - Wm. Tunks, Managers. Irish Branches - Dublin Office, 34 College Green - William Augustus Mahony, Patrick Joseph Kirwan, Joint Managers. 

Branches

Abbeyfeale
Athlone
Athy
Ballaghaderreen
Ballina
Ballinasloe
Ballymahon
Baltinglass
Belfast
Boyle
Bruff
Cahir
Cashireiveen
Carlow
Carrickmacross
Carrick-on-Suir
Cashel
Castlebar
Castlecomer
Castleisland
Castlerea
Charleville
Claremorris
Clifden
Clonakilty
Clonmel
Cork
Dingle
Dundalk
Dungarvan
Dunmore Co. Galway
Ennis
Enniscorthy
Ennistymon
Fermoy
Galway
Gorey
Gort
Graigue-na-managh
Headford
Kanturk
Kells
Kilkenny
Killarney
Killorglin
Kilrush
Kingstown
Limerick
Lismore
Listowel
Longford
Loughrea
Macroom
Mallow
Midleton
Millstreet
Miltown Malbay
Mitchelstown
Moate
Mountmellick
Mullingar
Nenagh
Newbridge
Newcastle Co. Limerick
New Ross
Newtownbarry
Portarlington
Rathkeale
Rathmines, Dublin
Roscommon
Roscrea
Scariff
Stroketown
Templemore
Thurles
Tipperary
Tralee
Tuam
Tullow, Co. Carlow
Waterford
Wexford
Wicklow

Managers

James Curtin
Patrick Richard Sheehan
Edward Smythe Lennon
Patrick Joseph Murray
John S. Darling
Joseph Tenison Collins
Francis Fitzmaurice
Edward Alex. Fisher
Robert Francis Kennedy
Ambrose Hayes
Charles McCollum
John E. O'Halloran
William Joseph Kelly
Laurence S. Kennedy
Joseph T. Collins, junr.
David Kent Commins
D. P. T. Fitzgerald
James Ashe
Aubrey De Vere Hunt
Charles W. P. Quinn
Henry Scroope
George Harding
Richard Barrett
Samuel Ruxton Potter
David Wm. Davidge
George Hargrove
Thos. John McMahon
James Joseph Purcell
Michael Comyn
James Haran
John Peter Leamy
Albert Miniken
John Deady
Irby Henry Brady
James Morrogh
William John Binns
William Evans
James George Grubb
Michael J. Phelan
Thomas F. Wilkinson
John A. F. Barry
John Henry Crosbie
James Morris
Robert Purcell
Charles Thos. Jermyn
Matthew Kelly
Thomas Quill
Charles Henry Binns
Joseph Keatings
Edward Fraser
Samuel R. Prossor
Medhope J. Nicholson
John M. McCarthy
Robert Crofts Bullen
William Sullivan
John Maher Loughnan
William R. Crawford
Robert G. Maunsell
Edward Vize
William H. Leared
John Harnett Vize
John Power Walsh
Stawell J. Heard
Alphonso C. Sterne
Jacob Wm. Leared
Edward M. Hodson
Henry A. Sterne
John E. O'Connor
James Mullin
Charles Hodson
James Henry Brown
Damer Doyle
Newton R. Clifford
John M. Nolan
Denis Fetherston
Richard Carroll
James O'Connor
William Kirwan
Wyndham Q. Fitzgerald
James Feely
Michael Devlin
Richard H. Walker

Sub Offices :- Open on Market and Fair Days

Sub Office to


Balla, Fair Days
Ballyfarnan
Ballygar
Ballyhaunis
Barry, Fair Days
Buttevant
Cappoquin
Cloyne
Croghan, Fair Days
Curragh Camp, weekly
Doneraile
Drumcolla'her
Edgeworth St'n



Castlebar
Boyle
Roscommon
Castlerea
Ballymahon
Mallow
Lismore
Middleton
Boyle
Newbridge
Mallow
Newcastle
Longford
Sub Office to

Elphin
Kilcullen
Kildorey
Kilfenora, Fair Days
Killucan
Kilmallock
Knockeroghery, Fair Days
Lanesboro
Rathdrum
Rosscarbery
Shanagolden
Stradbally
Tallow
Woodford


Boyle
Newbridge
Mitchelstown
Ennistymon
Mullingar
Charleville
Roscommon
Strokestown
Wicklow
Clonakilty
Rathkeale
Athy
Lismore
Loughrea

BELFAST SAVINGS BANK
King Street

Instituted January, 1816, for the receipt and accumulation of the savings of the industrial classes. Deposits are taken so low as 1s. at a time, and not more than £30 in one year from any depositor, nor can any account be allowed to exceed £150 in all, exclusive of interest.
Resident Manager - Thomas M. Tripp. Treasurer - Wm. Valentine. Sec. - Jas. Shillington. Abstract of balance, as per annual statement, furnished to the Commissioners or the Reduction of the National Debt, Nov, 20m 1878 :-

Dr. Balance due to 6,275 Depositors
Dr. Reserved Fund towards payment of expenses
Total

Cr. Lodged with the Commissioners for Reduction of National Debt, as per their acknowledgement, in the hands of the Treasurer, William Valentine, Northern Bank.
Cr. Balance of cash in Treasurer's hands
Total

£   216,739    6    7
£       1,270    8   10
£  218,009   15    5



     217,225   18    1
              183   17    4
£    218, 009  15     5

"I have extracted the 6,275 balances as above, from the ledgers of this Bank, and hereby certify the same to be correct. - Henry Fox, Auditor."
The account with the Commissioners for the above statement is made, may be seen by any depositor, and any further information obtained, by applying at the Savings Bank, King Street, on any Tuesday, or Friday, between the hours of ten and three o'clock.

BUILDING COMPANIES AND SOCIETIES

Belfast and Provincial Building and Investment Co. Limited
Head Offices - Masonic Hall Buildings,
Arthur Square

Incorporated 1864. Capital, £100,000. Directors - Thomas Scott, Chairman. John Oulton, Deputy Chairman. Wm. Davis, Wm. R. Jackson, C.E.; Wm. Millen, Wm. Hastings, C.E., Solicitor - Samuel Black, Town Hall

BELFAST ECONOMIC BUILDING SOCIETY
Office - 21 Chichester Street

Established 1864. Incorporated 1875. Chairman - Joseph Conland. Directors - Messrs. Jno. Colgan, John Ballantine, Henry Connolly, Robt. Hilland, Francis Quinn, David McCloskey, David Mulholland, P. J. Burns, Terence McKenna, and Dr. O'Malley. Solicitor - Peter Macaulay. Secretary - Wm. McCormick.

BELFAST IMPERIAL BUILDING AND INVESTMENT SOCIETY (Permanent)
Established 1865

Office - Ulster Buildings, Waring Street. Directors - John Robinson, William Russell, John S. D. Shanks, Mark Partington, David Thomson, William Young, Richard Hamilton, William R. Cinnamond, William Baird, James Stevenson, R. J. McConnell, James Beggs. Trustees - Henry Thompson, Matthew McMullan and Wm. Harvey. Secretary - John C. Graham. Agent for Lisburn - James Wilson.
Meetings of Members - Second Tuesday evening of each month, in the School Room, Donegall Place, at 7 o'clock.

BELFAST DISCOUNT COMPANY LIMITED
Offices - 15 Queen's Square

Incorporated 1865. Capital, £100,000, in shares of £18 each. Directors - James Harkness, Thos. Thomson, John Currie, Saml. W. Campbell, Wm. Cambridge, Wm. Bell. Sec. - John H. Steele.

ROYAL LAND, BUILDING AND INVESTMENT COMPANY LIMITED
Offices - Ulster Buildings, Waring Street, Belfast.

Established 1866. Capital, £100,000, in 20,000 shares of £5 each. Directors - William Harvey, Belfast, Chairman ; James Anderson, linen merchant, Lurgan ; James M. Thomson, merchant, Belfast ; Thomas Shaw, Belfast ; Samuel Curry, Ballymena ; John Wier, M.D., Carrickfergus. Bankers - The Northern Banking Co. and its Branches. Auditor - George Pelan. Solicitors - McLean, Boyle & McLean, Belfast ; Bennett Thompson, Dublin. Secretary - J. C. Graham.

THE BELFAST EQUITABLE BUILDING SOCIETY
Offices - 9 Rosemary Street

Established 1864. Incorporated 1874. Capital fully subscribed, £70,000. Meetings held on the second Wednesday of each month, at 7 pm, in the offices. Directors - John Greenfield, Robert McAllister, James Walker, John Moffett, Thomas Thomson, James Harkness, Robert Carswell, F. Coates, R. A. Crookshank. Treasurer - William Kernaghan. Bankers - Provincial Bank of Ireland. Solicitor - W. E. Armstrong, Victoria Street. Secretary - William Cambridge, 9 Rosemary Street.

THE CITY LOAN AND DISCOUNT CO. LIMITED
Offices - 2 Joy Street

Directors - Robert Carswell, George A. Reilly, William Gibson, Adam Thompson, Joseph Blair, James Craig, Charles Lilley, and Hugh Doey. Sec. - A. Gordon. Solicitor - Wm. Baxter.

THE NORTHERN PERMANENT BUILDING SOCIETY
Offices - 42 Rosemary Street

Established 1878. Incorporated under Act 37 & 38 Vic., cap. 42. Directors meet every Tuesday. Directors - Dr. Mulholland, Chairman. James Fair, Deputy Chairman. William Lynass, John Hall, Alexander Thompson, John Frame, Robert Taylor, William Anderson, G. Baird. Bankers - Belfast Banking Company. Solicitor - William Baxter. Secretary - Edward Poole.

THE ULSTER PERMANENT BUILDING SOCIETY
Offices - 25 Rosemary Street

Established in Belfast 1872. Incorporated under the Act 37 & 38 Victoria, chap. 42. Shares - £10. Monthly Subscriptions - 1s per Share. Entrance Fee - 6d. per Share. Subscription Meeting held on the first Wednesday of each month, in the above offices. Directors - W. H. Braddell, chairman ; Wm. M. Scott, Robt. S. Allen, Jno. McAfee, Jas. Reed, Jas. L. Hamilton, Wm. Harcourt, Wm. Steed, jun. Bankers - Provincial Bank of Ireland. Solicitors - Messrs. Cronhelm, Son & Tobias, Lombard Street. Sec. - Jas. H. Beattie, 25 Rosemary Street.

THE ULSTER LAND, BUILDING AND INVESTMENT CO. LIMITED
Offices - 2 Ulster Street

Capital, £250,000, in 50,000 shares of £5 each. Directors - William Dobbin, Chairman ; E. J. Cotton, James Stirling, Robert Thos. McGeagh, John S. Cathcart, Rev. John Kinghan, John Ross, John Edgar, Samuel Morgan. Bankers - Northern Banking Co. Solicitor - R. D. Bates. Architect - James F. Mackinnon. Auditor - Charles Stewart. Secretary - John McClune.

UNION BUILDING SOCIETY

Established 1866. Directors - James Harkness, chairman ; Samuel Lawther, W. J. Johnston, J. H. Haslett, J. Nesbitt, Thomas Thomson, S. W. Campbell, Thomas McCann, Rev. John Kinghan. Solicitor - Wm. Carson, Victoria Street. Bankers - Ulster Banking Co. Secretary - James Glenn, 48, 50 & 52 Corporation Street.

 

 

 

 


BENEVOLENT INSTITUTIONS


BELFAST CHARITABLE SOCIETY

Poorhouse and Infirmary - North Queen Street. The Society was incorporated by Act of Parliament in A.D. 1774. The inhabitants of the town and parish of Belfast raised by voluntary subscriptions and contributions a fund of money for the support of the poor within the town and parish, and, for the better answering that laudable intention, erected a poorhouse and infirmary on certain grounds which had been granted by the Right Hon. Arthur, Earl of Donegall, to certain trustees for the uses aforesaid. The building was opened in 1774. The special functions of this charity have been directed to the relief of distressed citizens whose former position in society entitle them to special regard. It affords a shelter and a home, in which the rude accompaniments that attend compulsory relief are avoided. Respectable poverty is not wounded by association that offend the lingering sentiments of better days, nor aggravate misfortunes that cannot be repaired. In 1867 an additional wing, at the south west side, was erected at a cost of £2,500, by the late John Charters, Esq., and in 1873 two additions to the north and south wings were built, at a cost of £2,850, by the late Edwd. Benn, Esq.
President - The Marquis of Donegall
Treasurer - W. T. B. Lyons, D.L.
Committee - A. J. Macrory, Charles D. Purdon, M.D., William Hughes, Lord Bishop of Down, Rev. J. Macnaughtan, David Taylor, J.P., Sir Edward Coey, D.L., James M. Darbishire, Sir John Preston, J.P., Rev. I. H. Deacon, Henry S. Ferguson, M.D., Elias H. Thompson, J.P., Sir Wm. Gillilan Johnson, D.L., G. K. Smith, John Hind, J.P., Rev. H. Hanna, Wakefield H. Dixon, James Alexander, J.P., Thomas Greer, J.P., Jas. Carlisle, Rev. R. Hannay, D.D., Vicar.
Attending Physician - Dr. Charles D. Purdon. Surgeon - Dr. H. S. Ferguson. Assistant Medical Attendant - Dr. Wm. Whitla. House Steward and Sec. - Edwd. Despard. Matron - Isabella Brown.
The President and Treasurer are appointed annually, and the Committee elected annually by subscribers of one guinea and upwards to the funds of the Society. The retiring members are legible for re-election.

BELFAST DISTRICT HOSPITAL FOR THE INSANE POOR (LUNATIC ASYLUM)
Falls Road

Established in 1829, for the relief of the insane poor, pursuant to Act of Parliament. The district comprehends the County of Antrim and the County of the Town of Carrickfergus. (Counties of Antrim and Down separated 1869 ; Down patients transferred to Downpatrick Asylum.) The Board of Governors meets the 2nd Monday of every month, at two o'clock pm. No patients can be received without a medical certificate of insanity, and an affidavit of inability to meet the expenses of a private asylum. Printed forms may be had at the hospital to which all communications are to be addressed (post-paid) to the resident physician superintendent. Board of Governors (appointed by the Lord Lieutenant and Privy Council of Ireland.) - The Marquis of Donegall, the Mayor of Belfast, the Ven. Archdeacon Hincks, A.M., Robert J. Tennent, J.P., D.L., T. Hamilton-Jones, J.P. D.L., David Taylor, J.P., the Rev. John Macnaughtan, John S. Crawford, J.P. D.L., the Lord Bishop of Down and Connor and Dromore, Sir Thomas McClure, Bart., V.L., Adam J. Macrory, Lord Dufferin, Lieut. Colonel Forde, D.L., the Right Rev. P. Dorrian, D.D., Lord Waveney, D.L., Edward Porter Cowan, J.P., Sir Edward Coey, D.L., J.P., John Young, D.L., J.P.,  H. H. McNeile, J.P., J. B. Houston, D.L., J.P., Viscount Templetown, Sir Thomas Bateson, Bart., M.P., William Ewart, J.P., M.P., M. R. Dalway, M.P., Professor James Cuming, M.D., Sir Chas. Lanyon.
Resident Physician Superintendent Alexander Stewart Merrick, M.D., Consulting and Visiting Physician, Henry MacCormac, M.D. Visiting Surgeon, James Moore, M.D. Number of patients in hospital 1st January, 1878, 439, admitted during year, 152 - 591, discharged etc. in same period, 152, remaining under treatment, 31st Dec. 1878, 439, "dangerous lunatics" admitted during the year, 62, average annual expense of each patient, £24 12s. 3 1.4d.

BELFAST HOSPITAL FOR SICK CHILDREN
Queen Street

Supported by voluntary contributions. Opened for the reception of patients, June 2, 1873. Objects of the Institution - 1, To provide for the reception, maintenance and medical treatment of the children of the poor during sickness, and to furnish advice and medicine to those who cannot be admitted into the hospital.  2. To promote the advancement of medical science, with reference to the diseases of infancy and childhood.  3. To diffuse among all classes of the community, and chiefly among the poor, a better knowledge of the management of infants and children in health and during sickness.
President - Lord O'Neill. Vice Presidents - Miss Charters, Forster Green. Trustees - Wm. Mullan, J.P., Sir John Preston, J.P., J. T. Richardson, W. B. Ritchie, J.P., Hon. Treasurer - R. S. Craig, Hon Secretary - E. Higgins. Ladies' Managing Committee - President - Mrs. Henry Smyth. Ex-Presidents - Mrs, H. Smyth, 1874. Mrs. Combe, 1875. Mrs. W. B. Ritchie, 1876. Mrs. Andrews, 1877. Mrs. Pim, 1878. Vice Presidents - Mrs. F. McCance and Mrs. J. Martin. Miss O'Brien, Mrs. Porter, Windsor. Mrs. Ritchie, Miss S. Smyth, Mrs. Veitel, Miss C. Bruce, Mrs. A. Bulloch, Mrs. Cooke, Miss Darbishire, Mrs. V. Coates, Mrs. W. Ewing, Mrs. Joseph Richardson, Mrs. Fagan, Miss Neill, Miss Taylor, Mrs. D. B. Walkington, Mrs. J. S. Boyd, Mrs. H. Darbishire, Mrs. Dent, Mrs. W. Q. Ewart, Mrs. Hind, Mrs. John Jaffé, Mrs. O'Brien, Mrs. Walker, Newtownards. Hon. Treasurer - Mrs. R. S. Craig. Hon. Secretaries - Miss Chittenden and Miss Thomson. Matron - Miss Lennox.
Medical Staff - Consulting - Hon. Consulting Physician - Dr. J. W. T. Smith. Hon. Consulting Surgeon - Dr. Samuel Browne, R.N. J.P.  Attending - Hon. Attending Physicians - Dr. Brice Smyth, Dr. J. W. Byers. Hon. Attending Surgeons - Dr. Fagan, Dr. W. G. MacKenzie.
No. of beds in Hospital, 40. No. of intern patients, 1879 (10 months0, 233. No. of extern patients, 1879 (10 months), ?, 11,471. No. of intern patients since foundation, 1777. No. of extern patients since foundation, 45,584.

BELFAST HOSPITAL FOR SKIN DISEASES
Glenravel Street

Established 1865. The present new and commodious hospital was built at the sole expense of the late Edward Benn, Esq., 1875, and is supported by voluntary contributions, for the treatment of the poor suffering under skin disease. During the fourteen years it has been established upwards of 12,500 persons have been attended to. The baths are open to patients free of charge. The Institution is managed by a committee, elected annually. Physician - Dr. H. S. Purdon, Pakenham Place. Hon. Secretary - W. R. Rea, Donegall Street. Treasurer - E. H. Bell, Linen Hall.

BELFAST LADIES' CLOTHING SOCIETY
129, Durham Street

Supported by subscriptions. Treasurer, Mrs. Dr. Burden, 9 College Square North. Secretary, Miss Stevenson, 30 Breadalbane Place.

BELFAST OPHTHALMIC HOSPITAL, EYE AND EAR DISPENSARY
Great Victoria Street

In the old Ophthalmic Institution, which was supported by voluntary contributions, and established by Dr. Samuel Browne, R.N. J.P., upwards of 60,000 cases of eye disease, and 15,000 of disease of the ear, were treated since its foundation in 1844. The new hospital, which has been generously presented to the inhabitants of Belfast by Lady Johnson, has been built and equipped at an expense of £3,200, in addition to other £2,000 given as a sinking fund by the same lady. The building is built of white brick with stone strings. In the entrance hall is placed a marble tablet, with the following memorial inscription :- "This building was erected and endowed, in memory of her father, the late Thomas Hughes, Esq., of Belfast, ob. June 2, A.D. 1848, by his only surviving child, Lady Johnson, and placed under Trustees as an Ophthalmic Hospital, A.D. 1867. Trustees - Sir William Gillilan Johnson and Thomas Hughes." There is a committee room, a room for the care taker, and two wards, on ground floor, each about 15 ft. square, also a large waiting room, a commodious consulting room, and an ophthalmoscopic room on the 2nd floor. The operating room is well lighted by a window in the side and one in the roof. In the return there are three excellent wards, one being, 22 ft. by 15 ft, and two are adapted for the purpose of receiving pay patients. During the past year 1,100 individual cases of eye disease, and 200 cases if disease of the ear, have been treated. In the intern department 100 cases have been admitted. President - Sir William Gillilan Johnson, D.L. J.P.  Vice Presidents - Viscount Templetown, etc., Sir Edward Coey, D.L. J.P., Sir John Arnott, J.P. D.L., Isaac J. Murphy, Dr. S. Browne, R.N. J.P., Robert M. Wilson. Committees - Lord Bishop of Down and Connor, Vicar of Belfast, Sir John Preston, J.P., Rev. W. C. McCullagh, James P. Corry, J.P. M.P., Joseph J. Murphy, William J. Johnston, J.P., James Hind, F. Kinahan, S. Gelston, W. H. Patterson, Robert L. Hamilton, J.P., Francis D. Ward, Robert Thompson, J.P., A. C. Weir. Treasurer - Robert Boag. Sec. - J. A. Taylor. Consulting Physician and Surgeon - Thomas Henry Purdon, B.A. M.B. F.R.C.S.I.  Attending Surgeon - Saml. Browne, R.N. L.K.Q.C.P.L., and M.R.C.S. Eng.  Assistant Surgeon - John Walton Browne, B.A. M.D. M.R.C.S. Eng.

BELFAST RAGGED SCHOOL

Patronesses - Marchioness of Downshire, Marchioness of Donegall, Viscountess Dungannon, Viscountess Templetown, Lady Harriet Ashley, Lady Cairns, Lady O'Neill, Hon. Lady Bateson, Lady Johnson, Lady Higginson.  Committee - Those marked with an asterisk from the Committee of Management - *Mrs. Andrews, Victoria Place ; Mrs. Audain, Mrs. Busby, Mrs. Sinclair Boyd, Ravenscroft ; Mrs. Cotter, *Mrs. R. S. Craig, *The Misses Crawford, *Miss F. Crawford, *Mrs. E. P. Cowan, Mrs. Deacon, *Miss Dobbs, *Mrs. Ewart, Glenmachan ; Mrs. W. Q. Ewart, Mrs. L. M. Ewart, *Mrs. Godfrey, *The Misses Geoghegan, *Mrs. Hartrick, *Mrs. Hind, The Lodge ; Mrs. Halliday, *Mrs. Higgins, *Miss Hind, The Lodge ; *The Misses Hill, Mrs. F. Kinahan, The Misses Kinahan, Mrs. Lanyon, Miss Lanyon, *Mrs. F. McCance, Suffolk ; Mrs. McCance, Clifden ; *Mrs. Ross, Mrs. W. S. Ross, Mrs. Reade, *The Misses Reade, Mrs. Seaver, Miss Stewart, *Mrs. Smyth, Cairnburn ; Mrs. Suffern, *Miss L. Stevenson *Miss Tripp, Mrs. Wilson. Hon. Secretaries - Mrs. Geoghegan, 6 Royal Terrace ; Miss J. Tripp, 142 Albion Place. Treasurer - R. Ross, Esq., M.D., Wellington Place. Trustees - William Ewart, Esq., M.P., Glenmachan ; Robert Mackay Wilson, Esq.

BELFAST ROYAL HOSPITAL
Frederick Street
Opened in 1817, and supported by voluntary contributions

President - The Marquis of Donegall.
Life Governors - Andrews, Dr., Archer, Saml., J.P., Atkinson, R., J.P., Barbour, J. D., Barkley, M., Birch, E. H., Boyd, John Kane ; Browne, W. Dr., R.N., J.P., Browne, J. W., M.D., Browne, J., J.P., Bruce, James, Burns, J., Cairns, Lord, Calder, John M., Campbell, Henry, Campbell, John, Campbell, Wm., Carlisle, James, J.P., Carson, William, jun., Charters, G. W., Coates, David Lindsay, Coates, Stanley, B., Coates, Victor, Coey, Sir Edward, J.P., Corry, J. P., M.P., Craig, James, Craig, A. W., Cuming, Professor James, M.D., Dickson, Benjamin, Dobbs, Conway Richard, J.P., Down and Connor, Lord Bishop of, Duffin, Charles, J.P., Dunville, Robert G., J.P., Ewart, W. Quartus, Fagan, Dr., Ferrar, A. M., Finlay, John, Fitzpatrick, Thomas, Fitzpatrick, Wm., Flannery, Mrs. (Blackrock), Forrester, J. M., Foster, V. H., Green, Forster, Greer, Thomas, J.P., Gordon, Professor, Graham, O. B., Hagan, John, Hamilton, Sir James, J.P., Harland, E. J., J.P., Haslett, J. C., Hill, James, Hogg, John, Horner, George, Houston, J. Blakiston, J.P., Houston, Mrs. J., Blakiston, Hughes, Edward, Hughes, Thomas, Hurst, W. J., Jaffé, John, Jaffé, Martin, Johnson, Sir William G., J.P., Johnson, Lady, Johnson, Samuel, Johnson, Rev. Wm., D.D., Kennedy, Victor, C., Kirkpatrick, William, Lepper, C, W., Lowry, John, Lynn, Dr. H. S., Macaulay, James, Macrory, A. J., Malcolm, W. H., Malcolmson, William, Matier, Henry, Mayne, Alexander S., Miller, John, J.P., Comber, Moore, Alexander McDonnell, Moore, Dr. James, R.H.A., Moore, John, Mulholland, John, M.P., Murney, H., M.D. J.P., Murney, George, Murphy, Isaac J., Murphy, Joseph J., McAuliffe, George, J.P., McClintock, C. G., McClure, Sir Thomas, Bart. M.P., McConnell, David, McConnell, William Robert, McCormick, William, McLaine, Alex., MacCormac, William, M.D. J.P., M;Tear, (Mctear, McTeir, McTier) George, MacIntosh, Rev. J. S., Owden, John S., Pakenham, Rev. Arthur, Patterson, Richard, Patterson, Robert Lloyd, Pettigrew, Daniel, Pim, John, Porter, Robert, Preston, Sir John, J.P., Purdon, Thomas Henry, M.D., Reade, R. H. S., Richardson, J. G., Ritchie, William B., J.P., Ross, James, Ross, William, Seeds, Robt., LL.D., Seeds, William, Sinclair, Thomas, J.P., Spedding, B. H., M.D., Spotten, Wm., Street, Rev. J. C., Stuart, Dr., Sullivan, Barry, Taylor, D., J.P., Thompson, E. H., J.P., Thompson, Robt. J.P., Thomson, Mrs., Torbitt, Jas., Valentine, Thomas, J.P., Valentine, William, Vance, Gilbert, Walkington, T. R., Wallace, Sir Richard, Bart., M.P., Ward, Francis D., Warden, J. F., Waring, Richard, Weinberg, L. J., Weir, Saml., Welland, Rev. T. J., Whitla, W., Quinn, Gilbert K. W., Hannay, Rev. R., D.D., MacIlwaine, Rev. j. H., Hamilton, Robert, L., J.P., Hughes, A. T., Johnston, Wm., J.P., Smith, R., Strafford, Gregg, Thomas, London, Gray, Rev. A., LL.D., Hughes, Wm., Hughes, Edwin, Gamble, James, Park, Rev. Wm., Street, Rev. J. C.
General Committee - Gordon, Robert W., Girdwood, John, Hamilton, Rev. Thomas,  Higginson, J. M., J.P., Alexander, James, J.P., Hunter, John, Henderson, J. A., J.P., Rea, W. R., Hind, James, Hyndman, Hugh, Hanna, Rev. Hugh, Henry, James, J.P., Heyn, Jas. A., Johnston, David W., Dorrian, Right Rev. Dr., Jackson, W. R., Johnston, W. J., J.P., Pim, E. W., Lyons, W. T. B. J.P., Lemon, A. D., Macauley, Peter, Munster, Alfred M., Mullan, William, J.P., Magee, James R., Mulholland, J. R. T., McConnell, John, Gaffikin, Thomas, Duffin, Adam, Oulton, John, Henderson, W. D., Shaw, Charles Wolf, Tate, Alexander, Taylor, John Arnott, Thomson, Captain, Wolffe, G. W., Wheeler, Dr., Barbour, John, Andrews, Saml., Street, Rev. J. C., Bingham, G. G., Boyd, John, Dixon, Thomas S., Barbour, James, Boag, Robert, Bottomley, H. H., Bell, Wm., Black, Samuel, Walkington, T. B., Cowan, E. P., J.P., Glibborn, William, Cunningham, Thomas, Redfern, Professor, Dickey, E. O'R., Douglas, John, Dixon, W. H., Emerson, Wm., Fulton, Joseph, Stone, J. F. M. H.
Ex-Officio Members - The physician and surgeon next vacating office.
Treasurer - W. Bell, York Street. Bankers - Belfast Banking Company. Auditors - George Murney and H. H. Boyd. Honorary Secretary - J. A. M. Heyn, Ulster Chambers. Collector - F. Cairns, County Court House. Superintendent - Colonel Glaney. Matron - Mrs. Irwin. Board of Management - W. T. B. Lyons, D. W. Johnson, J. R. T. Mulholland, C. W. Shaw, H. H. Bottomley, E. O'R. Dickey, E. P. Cowan, W. H. Dixon, J. Girdwood, Joshua Pim, Robt. Boag, W. Emerson, A. D. Lemon, W. F. MacElheran, A. M. Munster, together with the life governors, the attending physician, and the attending surgeon on duty at the hospital, and the treasurer and honorary secretary. House Committee - Wakefield H. Dixon, H. H. Bottomley, John Girdwood, D. W. Johnston, J. R. T. Mulholland, A. M. Munster, C. W. Shaw, together with treasurer, honorary secretary, and physician and surgeon on duty. Library Committee - Dr. Murney, W. T. B. Lyons, C. W. Shaw. Finance Committee - C. W. Shaw, E. O'R. Dickey, J. Girdwood, R. Boag, and the Treasurer. Medical Officers - Consulting Physicians - Dr. Henry MacCormac, Dr. Andrews, Professor J. Seaton Reid, Professor R. F. Dill, and Dr. Drennan. Consulting Surgeons - Dr. T. H. Purdon, Dr. William MacCormac, Dr. Browne, R.N., J.P., and Dr. James Moore. Attending Physicians - Dr. Smith, Dr. Ross, Professor Cuming, and Dr. H. S. Purdon. Attending Surgeons - Dr. Murney, J.P., Dr. John Moore, Dr. J. Walton Browne, and Dr. Fagan. Senior Resident Surgeon - Dr. James Clarke. Junior Resident Surgeon - Dr. Smith.
Lectures - Session 1879 - 80
Physicians - Dr. Smith, Dr. Ross, Dr. Cuming, Dr. H. S. Purdon. Surgeons - Dr. Murney, J.P., Dr. John Moore, Dr. J. Walton Browne, Dr. John Fagan. This Institution presents excellent opportunities for the study of medicine, and being the only hospital for the reception of injuries and surgical diseases occurring in the large manufacturing town and seaport of Belfast, it affords unusual facilities to the student for acquiring a knowledge of practical surgery. There is an Extern Department for the treatment of diseases and injuries not admitted into the hospital. Four pupils are permitted to enjoy the advantages to be deprived from a residence in the hospital. £30 per annum is charged for board etc. The appointments are open to all students attending the hospital, and are given to the most proficient, as ascertained by competitive examination. Clinical clerks and dressers for the wards and extern departments are appointed from the most deserving students, without any additional fee. In pursuance of the regulations of the General Council for Medical Education, clinical instruction will be given during two sessions each year, viz.: one winter session of six months (November to May); and one summer session of three months (May to August).
Fees for Clinical Instruction - A winter session, £5.5s., a summer session, £2 2s.; or a perpetual fee of £10 10s. payable in two installments, at the commencement of first two sessions. All fees payable in advance. Each student shall have his name inscribed in the register at the commencement of each summer and winter session, and shall then pay an hospital fee of half a guinea. Hours of attendance, 9.15 am each morning. Clinical lectures are delivered on Mondays and Thursdays. The extern department is visited each morning at ten o'clock. Clinical instruction will commence on 1st November. No student's name can be received after 15th November. Malcolm Exhibition - A sum of £400 has been vested in Trustees, by the widow of A. G. Malcolm, M.D., late physician of this hospital, the interest of which is appropriated as an Exhibition, to be competed for annually, at the termination of the winter session, by the students attending the hospital.
Coulter Exhibition - (value £20) will be awarded annually, at the termination of the winter session. This exhibition has been founded by a number of the friends and admirers of the late Dr. John Gordon Coulter, of Cachar, India, and formerly a pupil of this hospital. For the standing of competitors, date of examination etc., apply to Henry Murney, M.D., J.P., hon. secretary of medical staff, Donegall Square East, Belfast. Extern Department - Patients afflicted with wounds are dressed at all times, cutaneous diseases and the diseases of children are treated under the superintendence of one of the attending medical staff. Daily attendance at Extern Department at nine o'clock forenoon. The Board of Management meet every Saturday, at eleven o'clock, for transaction of business and admission of patients. Accidents and urgent cases admitted into the hospital at all times of the day or night.

BELFAST SAILORS' HOME
Corporation Street

Established in 1842, for providing a suitable home doe seamen, with opportunities for mental improvement and religious instruction. Patron - His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant. Vice Patrons - The Marquis of Donegall, K.P., The Lord Bishop of Down and Connor and Dromore, Sir E. Coey, D.L., J.P., Sir Thomas McClure, Bart., V.L., J.P., Sir W. H. Hall, R.N. K.C.B., Sir Charles Lanyon, J.P.  President - The Mayor of Belfast. Vice President - The Chairman of the Belfast Harbour Commissioners, the President of the Belfast Chamber of Commerce. Managing Committee - Chairman - James P. Corry, M.P.  Vice Chairman - A. M. Munster, Swedish Consul, Albery Dent, R.N., G. Gerald Bingham, Brazilian Consul, Jas. S. Boyd, Daniel Dixon, James M. Donnan, U. S. Consul, Wm. Quartus Ewart, W. L. Finlay, Capt. Kirby, R.N., "Gibraltar" J. A. M. Heyn, Russian Consul, J. K. McCausland, J. C. O'Donnell, R.M., R. Clifford-Lloyd, R.M., Robert L. Patterson, J. C. Pinkerton, Italian Consul, Thos. Sinclair, J.P., Capt. Tate, Harbour Master, Charles Thompson, J. R. Blackley, T. G. Jones, Collector of Customs, W. R. Kamcke, German Consul, J. S. Wright. Hon. Physician - T. H. Purdon, M.D., Hon. Surgeon - S, Browne, M.D., R.N., Hon. Treasurer - J. R. Burnett, 21 Gamble Street. Hon. Secretary - Robt. Boag, 14 High Street. Master of the Home - James Nimack.

BELFAST SAILORS' INSTITUTE
Dock Street and Queen's Quay

The Belfast Sailors' Institute is designed to advance the welfare of seamen by affording them facilities for self improvement, and moral safeguards against the temptations which meet them on shore. Its operations are conducted in the Institute. Dock Street, and in the smaller Auxiliary on Queen's Quay. In each of these buildings there is a Reading Room, supplied with newspapers and periodicals, and a library, and writing materials are furnished for the use of seamen wishing to correspond with their friends letters addressed to them being also received here. Accommodation is provided on the premises for conducting evangelical missions to seamen. This department is carried out, under the direction of the Committee, by the Agent of the British and Foreign Sailors' Society, whose business also consists in visiting the shipping in the harbour. A very efficient Navigation School is conducted in the Dock Street Institute, by Mr. W. Larmour, and in the Queen's Quay Institute the business of the Mariners' Benevolent Society is transacted. Through these several means, a very large proportion of the seafaring population resident not only in Belfast but round our coasts, and on the other side of the Channel, as well as of seamen of all nationalities visiting this port, is brought within the sphere of its influence for good. The property of the Institute is vested in five trustees, and its affairs are under the management of a committee of ministers and gentlemen representative of the various evangelical churches. President - J. P. Corry, M.P., Vice Presidents - Lord Waveney, Sir Thos. McClure, Bart., M.P., E. J. Harland, J.P., Chairman of Harbour Commissioners, Lavens M. Ewart, Thomas Sinclair J.P., William Workman. Committee - Rev. E. Best, S. D., Barrett, Rev. Robert Crawford, Daniel Dixon, Capt. English, Samuel Gowan, Rev. Thomas Hamilton, M.A., Rev. John Mecredy, David Moore, T. McClinton, William McCulloch, Dr. Steen, Rev. J. Spence, B.A., Rev. Charles Scott, M.A., Captain Tate, Harbour Master, Captain Thronsen, William Thompson, J. S. Wright, Rev. J. White, Rev. C. H. H. Wright, D.D. Treasurer - William Workman. Hon. Sec. - J. G. Sands. Trustees - R. W. Corry, David B. Lytle, Wm. Workman, Thomas S. Dixon, J.P., and J. S. Wright.

BELFAST UNION
Workhouse- Lisburn Road

The Belfast Union is partly in the County of Antrim and partly in the County of Down. There are twelve electoral divisions, represented by twenty two elected and twenty two ex-officio Guardians. The Fever Hospital is capable of containing 501 patients, the schools can accommodate 500 children. The house was opened on the 11th May, 1841. Annual value of rateable property, £657,733. The Board of Guardians meet at the Workhouse every Tuesday at eleven o'clock. Local Government Board Inspector - H. J. Macfarlane, J.P., Belfast. Chairman - David Taylor, J.P. Vice Chairman - Jas. Thompson, J.P. Deputy Vice Chairman - James Adams. Ex-Officio Guardians - Wm. Valentine, Glenavna, Whiteabbey ; James Thompson, Macedon, Whitehouse ; David Taylor, Windsor (Chairman); Sir Edward Coey, Merville, Whitehouse ; Sir Thomas McClure, Bart, Belmont and Corporation Street ; John Cleland, Stormount, Dundonald ; George Murney, Tudor House, Holywood ; Henry Hugh McNeile, Parkmount ; John Blackiston Houston, Orangefield ; Henry Murney, M.D., Donegall Square East ; J. P. Corry, M.P., Dunraven ; Jas. Alex. Henderson, Norwood Tower, Strandtown ; John Anderson, Hillbrook, Holywood ; James Craig, Calender Street ; Sir Charles Lanyon, The Abbey, Whiteabbey ; Charles Duffin, Strandtown Lodge, Strandtown ; Thomas Valentine, The Moat, Sydenham ; Robt. C. Thomson, Castleton ; James Alexander, St. Clair, Holywood ; David McConnell, Castlereagh ; John Harrison, Holywood ; Robert G. Dunville, Redburn, Holywood. Belfast Electoral Division - Smithfield Ward - James Adams, Winetavern Street ; William Craig, 41 Divis Street.  St. George's Ward - J. R. Christian, Donegall Square South ; Thomas Gaffikin, Queen's Elms.  St. Anne's Ward - John Rea, Donegall Street ; James Magee, Old Lodge Road.  Cromac Ward - T. C. S. Corry, M.D., Donegall Pass ; William Ireland, Arthur Street.  Dock Ward - James Adams, Great Victoria Street ; John Morton, Great Patrick Street.  Electoral Division of Ballyhackamore - John Magee, Hopemount, Strandtown.  Castlereagh - Jas. McCullough, Slatady, Castlereagh.  Greencastle - Thos. Bigger, Mustard Street.  Ballysillan - John Johnston, Aughnabrack, Ligoniel.  Ballymurphy - John Ireland, Erinda's, Andersontown.  Whitehouse - Vacant.  Carnmoney - James Moreland, Ballyduff, Carnmoney.  Ballygomartin - Saml. Darling, Ligoniel.  Holywood - John Suffen, Windsor.  Dundonald - Hugh McClements, Ballyhenwood, Dundonald.  Ballymacarrett - Wm. Carlisle, Edenvale, Ballymacarrett. James McMeekin, M.D., Albert Bridge Road, Ballymacarrett.   Officers - Episcopalian Chaplain - Rev. S. Ed. Busby, LL.D. Presbyterian Chaplain - Rev. Joseph Mackenzie.  Roman Catholic Chaplain - Rev. R. Smith.  Clerk - William F. Boyce.  Assistant Clerks - James C. Neeson, Joseph W. Robb. Master - J. B. Whitla. Assistant Masters - James Kinnear, A. S. Weir. Matron - Mary Thompson. Assistant Matron - E. J. Young. School Master - Joseph Stewart, School Mistress - Emily Wallace. Agricultural Overseer - Thomas Martin. Infant School Mistress - Mary Kelly. Resident Surgeons - Hospital, T. J. Withers, M.D., infirmary, Isaac C. Dundee, M.D. Visiting Medical Officers - Hospital, Jas. Seaton Reid, M.D., infirmary, A. McConnell, M.D., and Brice Smyth, M.B. Head Nurse (Hospital) - E. McMullan. Relieving Officers - S. Mercer, Wm. G. Maniece, A. Hewitt, John Johnston.  Collectors - Belfast - Jno. C. Graham, Dock Ward, R. H. Humphrey, Smithfield Ward, Thomas Wilson, Cromac Ward, J. J. Ellison, St. Anne's Ward, Alexander Russell, St. George's Ward, County Antrim, William John McBride, County Down, John Snowden. Consulting Sanitary Officer - Jas. Seaton Reid, M.D. Executive Sanitary Officer - James C. Neeson. Valuators - J. Ball Greene. Commissioner of Valuation. Thos. Hampton, Revising Valuator, Mountcharles. Auditor - R. Simms. Solicitor - C. H. Ward, Donegall Square East.
~~For Valuation and Registration Officers, see Dispensary Districts.

BELFAST UNION DISPENSARIES

Commenced January, 1852, under the Act 14 & 15 Vic., cap. 68, being an Act to provide for the better distribution, support and management of medical charities. Supported by the poor rates. Local Government Inspector - H. J. Macfarlane, J.P.
Belfast District - The district comprises the electoral divisions of Belfast, Ballygomartin, Ballymurphy, Ballysillan, Greencastle, Carnmoney and Whitehouse. Belfast sub-districts, comprising the townlands of Townparks, Lower Malone, Skegoniel, and part of Edenderry. Dispensaries situate at Great George's Street and Old Barracks, Barrack Street, Belfast. Times of attendance of the medical officers of the above sub-districts at the dispensaries - every day, except Sunday, from 10 am till 2 pm. Medical Officers - Dr. Chas. Wadsworth, Dr. John Martin, 9 Clarence Place, Dr. S. B. Coates, Balmoral Terrace, Dr. H. R. Torrens, 14 Eglinton Terrace, Crumlin Road, Dr. Spedding, 17 Cherrymount, Dr. R. Clements, 161 York Street. Apothecaries - (North Station) Dispensary, Great George's Street - Dr. Crawford. (South Station) Dispensary, Old Barracks, Barrack Street - Dr. H. Murray. Rural Medical Attendants - Ballygomartin sub-district - Dr. R. H. Newett, Dispensary situate at Ligoniel, attendance every Wednesday and Friday, from 2 till 4pm. Whitehouse sub-district - Dr. H. C. Manley, Dispensary situate at Whitehouse, attendance every Monday and Thursday, from 11am till 2 pm. Carnmoney sub-district - Dr. J. Dundee, Dispensary situate at Carnmoney, attendance every Monday and Thursday from 10am till 1pm. Ballymurphy sub-district - Dr. A. McConnell, Dispensary situate at 3 Springfield Road, attendance every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 8 till 10 am. Relieving Officers - Belfast, No.1 District - W. G. Maniece, 29 Bentinck Street. No. 2 District - Samuel Mercer, 14 Carlisle Street. No. 3 District - A. Hewitt, Lavinia Street.
Castlereagh District - The district comprises the electoral divisions of Ballymacarrett, Castlereagh, Dundonald, Ballyhackamore and Holywood. Ballymacarrett sub-district - Dr. Geo. Croker, Dispensary situate at Mountpottinger, Ballymacarrett, attendance every day, except Sunday and Tuesday, from 9 till 11 am. Holywood sub-district - Dr. Archd. Dunlop, Dispensary situate in High Street, Holywood, attendance every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 till 10 am. Ballyhackamore sub-district - Dr. James Irvine, Dispensary situate at Llandaff Villas, Ballyhackamore, attendance every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, from 8 till 10 am. Relieving Officer - J. Johnston, Ballymacarrett. Vaccination - The above Dispensary districts have been divided into the undernamed districts, for the purpose of vaccination, and the medical officer of the Dispensary district will attend on the days and hours, and at the places hereunder mentioned, for the purpose of vaccinating gratuitously all persons resident in the Dispensary district who may come to him for that purpose, or whom he may be requested to vaccinate, being fit subjects for vaccination.
Belfast - No. 1, part of Belfast and part of Greencastle - at 68, Nelson Street, every Thursday, from 12 till 1 pm.  No. 2, do. - at 38, North Queen Street, every Thursday, from 12 till 1 pm.  No. 3, part of Belfast - at, 20 Carrick Jill, every Thursday, from 12 till 1 o'clock pm.  No. 4, do. - at 112, Durham Street, every Thursday, from 12 till 1 pm.  No. 5, do. - at 31, Townsend Street, every Friday, from 12 till 1 pm.  No. 6, do. - at 13, Joy Street, every Thursday, from 12 till 1 pm.  No. 7, part of Whitehouse and part of Greencastle - at Dispensary, Whitehouse, every Monday and Thursday, from 12 till 1 pm., and Saturday from 6 till 7 pm.  No. 8, Carnmoney, part of Whitehouse and part of Ballysillan - at Dispensary, Carnmoney, every Monday and Thursday, from 12 to 1 pm.  No. 9, parts of Belfast, Greencastle, Ballygomartin and Ballysillan - at Dispensary, Ligoniel, every Tuesday and Friday, from 2 till 4 pm.  No. 10, Ballymurphy, part of Belfast, and part of Ballygomartin - at 3, Springfield Road, also at Mrs. Thompson's, Andersontown, every Friday and Saturday, from 10 till 11 am.  Castlereagh - No. 1, part of Ballymacarrett - at Dispensary, Mountpottinger, every Thursday, at 10 am.  No. 2, Holywood and part of Ballyhackamore - at Dispensary, Holywood, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 9 till 10 am.  No. 3, Castlereagh, Dundonald, part of Ballymacarrett, and part of Ballyhackamore - at Dispensary, Llandaff Villas, Ballyhackamore, every Friday, at 11 am.
Vaccination will be performed gratuitously as heretofore at the Dispensary, on any of the Dispensary days, during the hours of attendance of the medical officers at the Dispensary. Vaccination is performed without a ticket being required.  Registration - The Dispensary medical officers are all Registrars of Births, Deaths and Marriages. W. F. Boyce, Superintendent Registrar, James C. Neeson, Deputy Superintendent Registrar.

BOYS' INDUSTRIAL BRIGADE AND HOME
25 & 27 Malone Terrace, Belfast.

Established 1875.  Object - To rescue orphan, homeless and destitute street arab, and criminal lads from perils and temptations of street life, to educate them and teach them useful trades, so that, instead of becoming a terror to society, they may be brought up in health and happiness, to lead honest, useful lives in this world, and, with God's blessing, be fitted for another and a better. Its maintenance depends upon contributions sent voluntarily, and its operations are limited only by the funds contributed. The Institution is under the personal and resident supervision of the Honorary Director, Mr. David Henderson, who will be happy to forward the Annual Report to any one desiring it.

CONVALESCENT HOME AND CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
Antrim Road

In connection with the Belfast Royal Hospital, there is a Children's Hospital for spinal disease etc., built on the Throne Lands, Whitehouse, and given by the late Samuel Martin, Shrigley, Co. Down. The Throne Hospital Committee - A. J. Macrory, J. R. T. Mulholland, H. H. Bottomley, Alexander McLaine, Dr. Browne, R.N., Dr. Murney, W. H. Dixon, D. W. Johnston - meet at the Throne Hospital at 12-15 pm. n the last Thursday in each month. Medical Officer - Dr. H. C. Manley. Lady Superintendent - Mrs. E. A. Sheals. Children under twelve years of age are admitted through the Board of Management of the Belfast Royal Hospital, which meet at eleven o'clock a,., every Saturday, at the Institution.

CONVENT OF NAZARETH
Ballynafeigh

Founded for the care of the aged, infirm, and infantile poor, and is at present doing a good work amongst these classes

CONVENT OF THE SISTERS OF THE BON SECOURS
Falls road

This Institution was founded in the year 1824, and has for its object the care of the sick in town and country. Superioress - Mother Teresa.

CONVENT OF OUR LADY OF MERCY
Crumlin Road

Superioress - Mrs. Delany. This convent was built in the year 1856, and is occupied by nuns of the Order of Mercy. Adjoining the convent is St. Patrick's Orphanage, in which forty Roman Catholic orphans are supported and educated by the charitable contributions of the Roman Catholics of Belfast. In their very spacious school rooms at the convent the Sisters of Mercy give daily instruction to above 600 Roman Catholic females. Attached to the school is a house where monitoresses employed by the sisters in teaching are boarded, lodges and trained for the office of teacher. In addition to the course required by the Board of Education, these girls are taught vocal and instrumental music, drawing and French. Their religious and moral training is carefully attended to.

CONVENT OF OUR LADY OF MERCY
Sussex Place

This convent was built in the year 1879, and is a branch of the Convent of Our Lady of Mercy, Crumlin Road. Superioress - Mrs. Delany. Attached to the convent are St. Malachy's Schools, founded by the later M. Brown, Esq., and in which between five and six hundred children are educated. In connexion with each convent there is also an Intermediate School for young ladies.

CONVENT OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD
Ballynafeigh

For the reception of fallen and penitent females, at present numbering eighty. This establishment is under the care of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, and is supported by washing, needle work, knitting etc. Bequests and charitable contributions will be most gratefully received by the sisters to help them in their arduous and labourious mission.

DOMINICAN CONVENT
The Falls

In the year 1870 the nuns of the Dominican Order opened their beautiful convent, which is situated in a most healthy position, just outside the town. The Dominican Nuns devote themselves exclusively to the instruction of youth. In their boarding schools, young ladies enjoy all the advantages of a complete system of education, and receive a training which insures the formation of industrious, orderly, and lady like habits. The first professors attend to give lessons in accomplishments. On the same system as the boarding schools, the nuns conduct a select day school. Within the convent grounds are large and well ventilated National Schools, where the pupil's receive from the nuns not only a solid English education, but are instructed in the French language, vocal and instrumental music, painting and drawing. On Sundays and week evenings religious instruction is imparted to large numbers of the working class. In all the schools of the Dominican Nuns the greatest care is given to the formation of the character , and to the progress of the pupils. The Dominican Order, being dedicated exclusively to education, has ever been found peculiarly qualified for the religious and literary training of youth.

LADIES' INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL FOR GIRLS
Frederick Street

Established 1847, under the management of a committee of ladies. There are at present 180 children fed, clothed and educated in the building designated as the "Lancasterian Schoolhouse." These children have been selected after careful scrutiny, from the most destitute of our population, they are taught reading, writing, arithmetic, geography, plain sewing, mending, darning, knitting, washing and ironing and housemaids' work. President, Mrs. Bruce, Thorndale. Treasurer, Miss Stewart, The Crescent. Disbursing Treasurer, Miss Grattan, Fortwilliam Park. Secretaries, Miss Hardy, Fitzwilliam Street, and Miss Malcolm, York Street. Correspondent with National Board, Mrs. Johnston, Dunedin. Teacher, Miss White. Matron, Miss McKeag. In another apartment of the same building as Infant School is conducted, the arrangements of which are entirely different. The average attendance of pupils in this apartment is from 80 to 100. Teacher, Miss McNeilly, managing committee, the same as that of the Industrial School.

LADY JOHNSON'S BOUNTY
Offices - Clarence Place

This fund was established in 1866 by Lady Johnson placing in the hands of trustees the sum of £10,000, the interest thereon to be paid at the rate of £12 per annum to unmarried females, being Protestants, of sober, honest, moral life, above fifty years of age, and resident in Belfast for at least five years prior to application. Trustees - Sir. Wm. Gillilan Johnson, Thomas Henry Purdon, M.D., Henry Shaw Ferguson, M.D., Frederick Kinahan, William Hughes. Secretary - D. F. Spiller.

LODGING ESTABLISHMENT
for young business ladies having no parents or other relatives in town
No. 74, Pakenham Place,
(Established in 1875)

Where, at a very moderate cost, respectable, neat, and comfortable accommodation is provided, under the superintendence of a committee of ladies and an experienced matron, in an airy and healthful locality. The class of young persons who avail themselves of it are saleswomen, telegraphists, machinists, dressmakers, milliners, nursery governesses out of place etc. Treasurer and Chairman of Managing Committee - John Coates, Seacliff, Bangor, Co. Down, or county Court House, Belfast.

LYING IN HOSPITAL
Clifton Street

Instituted in 1794, at the upper end of Donegall Street, and side of Clifton Street. A commodious building was erected in the year 1830 for the reception and recovery of indigent females. Poor married women, on presenting a certificate of good character from any respectable householder, are admissible by order of members of the Ladies' Committee and the Medical Staff. The Ladies' Committee meet on the first Tuesday of every month, at twelve o'clock. Students recommended from the Queen's College are allowed to attend for six months, on payment of a fee to the funds of the hospital. Office bearers and Committee for the year 1879 :- President - - Mrs. Knox, The Palace, Holywood. Vice President - Mrs. Andrews, Ardoyne. Treasurer - Mrs. Hind, The Lodge/ Secretary - Mrs. Deacon, Mossville. Committee - Mrs. Pim, Crumlin terrace, Mrs. P. Johnston, Dalriada, Mrs. Home, Atlantic Avenue, Mrs. Ferguson, Mountpleasant, Mrs. Tate, Queen's Elms, Mrs. Heyn, Sydenham, Mrs. A. G. Malcolm, Atlantic Avenue, Mrs. Carlisle, Enfield, Mrs. Mecredy, Clifton Street, M. L'Estrange, Howard Street, Mrs. Lynn, Crumlin Terrace, Mrs. E. Pim, Holywood, Mrs. Harland, Edenvale, Mrs. F. W. Smyth, Rugby Road, Mrs. Clarke, Elmwood, Mrs. Porter, Queen's College, Mrs. Kinahan, Finaghy House, Mrs. Brice Smith, College Square, Mrs. C. B. Atkinson, Windsor, Mrs. McMurray, Glynn Park, Carrickfergus, Mrs. Seaver, Botanic Avenue, Mrs. Bristow, St. James' Parsonage, Mrs. Porter, Windsor, Mrs. Plunkett, Fortwilliam Park, Mrs. C. Connor, Hope House, Mrs. D. Johnston, Clifton Street, Mrs. W. Crawford, College Green, Mrs. A. Reynolds, 19 Rugby Road, Mrs. Reid, Clifton Terrace, Mrs. Walker Wilson, Botanic Avenue.  Medical Staff - J. W. T. Smith, M.D., consulting physician, Brice Smyth, M.D., attending physician, David Johnston, M.D., assistant physician.

MALONE PROTESTANT REFORMATORY
Lisburn Road

Established 1860. The annual meeting of the members of the society is held in the month of January in each year. The committee meet for business once in each month. Strangers are not admitted into the institution without permission of the governor or member of committee. Office Bearers - President - The Marquis of Donegall. Vice Presidents - Lord Cairns, The Right Hon. Lord O'Neill, Hon. E. O'Neill, M.P., James Chaine, M.P., Lord E. Hill-Trevor, M.P., Viscount Castlereagh, M.P., J .P., Corry, M.P., Sir T. McClure, V.L., M.P., J. Mulholland, M.P. Committee - W. Charley, J.P., W. Clibborn, Sir Edward Coey, D.L., J.P., W. Ewart, M.P., Thomas Greer, J.P., John Hind, J.P., J. B. Houston, D.L., J.P., H. H. McNeile, J.P., W. T. B. Lyons, D.L., J.P., E. Orme, R.M., John Oulton, Rev. Geo. Shaw, Samuel Vance, D. B. Walkington, J. Young, D.L., J.P.  Treasurers - T. L. Montgomery and Fredk. Kinahan.  Hon. Secretaries - Rev. Chas. Allen, and C. W. Shaw. Visiting Surgeons - J. W. Browne, B.A., M.D. Governor - David Barclay. Landsteward - Jas. Jamieson.  Assistant Teachers - Wm. Gardiner and Edward Barcley.

MRS. WILSON'S BEQUEST FOR WIDOWS
Office - Clarence Place

This fund was established in 1855, by Mrs. Margaret Wilson, of London, formerly of Belfast, having left a sum of £30,000 to be invested in the 3 per cent. Consolidated Bank Annuities, to be paid at the rate of 7s. per week to widows of sober, honest life, being upwards of 60 years of age, and who have been residents in Belfast pr Co. Antrim for two years prior to application. The pensioners are selected by trustees appointed under the will of the legate. Trustees - Sir William G. Johnston, D.L. J.P., College Square North, Thos. H. Purdon, M.D., Wellington Place, Henry Shaw Ferguson, M.D., Fisherwick Place, Frederick Kinahan, Donegall Place, Wm. Hughes, University Square. Sec. - D. F. Spiller.

PENSIONERS' BENEVOLENT SOCIETY

The object of this Society is to provide medical aid, and furnish a decent and respectable funeral, to its members. Its half yearly meetings are held on 7th April and 7th October, in the Pension Office (1st Division), Barracks, Belfast. President - Joseph Stephens. Vice President - William Barrett. Treasurer - James Creton. Secretary - William Rafferty.

PRESBYTERIAN ORPHAN SOCIETY
Office - 12 May Street, Belfast.

The object of this Society is to provide for and educate children, one or both of whose parents have been in connection with the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, but not to the exclusion of orphans connected with other denominations. A donation of fifty guineas or upwards, or £20 for three years, constitutes a Life Governor. A donation of £200 gives to any individual or congregation the right of presenting an orphan for support or education. The collection of £2, or an annual subscription of £1, constitutes a member. Every one giving or collecting £10 10s. has a vote on the election of the orphans, and an auxiliary has a vote for every £10 10s. so subscribed. The Society was instituted in 1866, in 1879, 2,731 orphans were receiving education and aid, and 4,460 orphans have been enrolled and cared for since its commencement, figures which convey but a faint idea of the consolation borne by its agency into bereaved homes and hearts. The receipts of the Society for 1879 were £9,143 19s. 6d. the subscriptions amounting to £6,300, the donations and bequests to £1,645 4s. 4d., and the interest on investments, £1,183 10s.  The financial year of the Society ends with the 31st December. Hon. Sec. Rev. Dr. Johnston, Belfast.

PROTESTANT ORPHAN SOCIETY FOR COUNTIES OF ANTRIM AND DOWN
Office - Clarence Place, Belfast

President - The Lord Bishop of Down and Connor and Dromore. Treasurer - Edward H. Clarke, Belfast Bank. Hon. Secretaries - Rev. Robert Hannay, D.D., and Sir William G. Johnston, D.L. Assistant Secretary - Mr. F. J. Kennedy. The object of this Society is to provide diet, lodging, clothing, and Scriptural education for destitute orphans, one or both of whose parents is or may have been a Protestant, and to apprentice them to Protestant masters or mistresses of approved religious principles and conduct, or otherwise put them forward in life as the Committee of the Society shall determine.

PROVIDENT HOME FOR FRIENDLESS FEMALES OF GOOD CHARACTER
76 Pakenham Place

This institution, established in 1862, is conducted in a manner similar to those in Dublin, London and elsewhere, on the principle that "prevention is better than cure," securing a comfortable, safe and temporary "home" for young persons who would otherwise be exposed to temptation. No stain must be on their characters, and when they continue to give satisfaction, service or other respectable employment is obtained for them. During their residence they are required to work toward their support. Laundry work is the chief employment. President - His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant. Chairman of Committee and Treasurer - John Coates, Seacliff, Bangor, Co. Down, or County Courthouse, Belfast. Matron - Miss Taylor.

ROMAN CATHOLIC LADIES' CLOTHING SOCIETY

This Society is supported by annual subscriptions, and has for its object the clothing of the deserving poor during the winter.

ROYAL MEDICAL BENEVOLENT FUND SOCIETY OF IRELAND
Belfast Branch

Established 1813. Permanent President - Dr. T. H. Purdon. Hon. Treasurer - Dr. S. Browne. Hon. Secretary - Dr. Wilberforce Arnold. Committee - Drs. H. S. Ferguson, J. Drennan, J. Moore, J. Cuming, H. Murney, J.P., J. Spedding, H. Whitaker, M. McGee, A. Harkin, J.P., C. D. Purdon, J. W. T. Smith, McCleery, Brice Smith, and John Moore (all of Belfast), Dr. Ross, Ballymena, Dr. S. Musgave (Musgrave?), Lisburn, Dr. A. B. Filson, Portaferry, Dr. McClelland, Banbridge, Dr. Gray, Castlewellan, Dr. Higginson, Bangor. The Committee meet quarterly - viz., on the first Wednesday of May, August and November, at noon, at 33, High Street, and the annual meeting of members is held on the first Wednesday in February. Printed forms of application for grants or assistance can be had on application to Dr. Wilberforce Arnold, hon. secretary, Crescent House, Belfast.

SAMARITAN HOSPITAL FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN
Lisburn Road
Supported by Voluntary Contributions

Established 1873. Thirty beds. Physician - W. K. McMurdie, M.D., 14 College Square East. Consulting Physician - James Cuming, M.D. Consulting Surgeon - Dr. Brown. Apothecaries - Messrs. Wheeler & Whitaker. Treasurer - J. Taylor Blackwood, Ulster Bank. Hon. Secretaries - Andrew Morton, Ulster Buildings, S. A. Thompson, Northern Bank. Annual average of patients - In patients, 112, Out patients, 1,500.

SHIPWRECKED FISHERMEN AND MARINERS' ROYAL BENEVOLENT SOCIETY
Offices - 1, 2, & 3 Ulster Chambers
Waring Street, Belfast.

Supported entirely by voluntary contributions, was instituted in 1839, and incorporated by Act of Parliament, 18 vic., 1850, having the following amongst other objects in view :- 1st, To board, lodge, cloth and forward to their homes, or to their nearest consuls, if foreigners, all wrecked seamen, soldiers, or other poor persons of all nations cast destitute upon the coasts. 2nd. To assist seamen, whether of the Royal Navy or merchant service, fishermen, coastguardsmen, pilots, boatmen and apprentices, subscribers to the society, to replace their clothes, boats etc., when lost by storm or other accidents, of the sea, and to relieve their widows, orphans, and aged parents.  3rd. To give gold and silver medals, and other honorary or pecuniary rewards, for any praiseworthy endeavours to save life from shipwreck on the high seas or coasts or the colonies. 4th. To establish savings banks for receiving deposits and granting annuities or other benefits to seamen, members of the society, and their widows and orphans. 5th. To build hospitals for aged or worn out mariners in convenient localities, as soon as funds are provided. Cards of membership may be obtained at the Shipping Office, Custom House. Life governors, £10, life members, £5. Annual subscriptions, and donations, ad libitum. Patron - Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen. Hon. Agents - Messrs. G. Heyn & Sons.

SOCIETY FOR PROVIDING NURSES FOR THE SICK POOR

The object of this Society is to provide nursing and medical comforts for the sick poor who, from various causes, are unsuitable for hospital treatment. It is managed by a committee of ladies, and supported by voluntary contributions. President - Mrs. Ewart, Glenmachan House. Treasurer - Mrs. J. J. Murphy. General Superintendent - Miss Macpherson, St. Oran's, Fortwilliam Park. Secretaries - Mrs. Sinclair, Miss Herdman.

SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS

Established in 1836, after the example of the London society for the same purpose. The Fountain Association is now incorporated with this society. The following gentlemen are the Patrons, President, Committee and Honorary Officers for the ensuing year, Patrons - Lord Bishop of Down and Connor and Dromore, Sir Thomas Bateson, Bart., M.P., Sir Charles Lanyon, J.P., Sir Thomas McClure, Bart., V.L., Sir Edward Coey, D.L., J.P., J. B. Houston, D.L., J.P., Edward H. Clarke, Right Rev. Dr. Dorrian, the Earl of Yarmouth, M.P., Robert E. Ward, D.L., J.P., Viscount Bangor, M. R. Dalway, M.P., D.L. President - James P. Corry, J.P., M.P., Committee - Rev. E. J. Hartrick, J. Scott Porter, J. Macnaughtan, A.M., Robert Knox, D.D., John Bristow, J. Young, J. H. Moore, R. Hannay, D.D., Dr. MacIlwaine, M.R.I.A., Charles Seaver, Dr. Johnston, David Taylor, J.P., William Ewart, J.P., M.P., John Hind, J.P., E. H. Thompson, J.P., Dr. Browne, R.N., J.P., Philip Johnston, J.P., Sir John Savage, J.P., W. H. Patterson, M.R.I.A., Wm. J. Johnston, J.P., Wakefield Pim, Dr. J. Moore, M.R.I.A., Sir Jas. Hamilton, J.P., J. J. Murphy, Charles Thompson, Thomas Gaffikin, J. A. Henderson, J.P., J. M. Calder, William Bell, Dr. J. Milford Barnett, William Mullan, J.P., J. K. McCausland, Wm. T. Harvey, Thomas Sinclair, J.P., Thos. Greer, J.P., Robert Thompson, J.P., John Coates, Secretary Grand Jury, Sir John Preston, J.P., Robert Boag, Rev. W. C. McCullagh, Rev. Richard Irvine. Treasurer - E. W. Pim. Hon. Counsel - Andrew M. Porter, Q.C. Hon. Solicitors - J. McLean, jun., John Coulter. Hon. Veterinary Surgeon - James King. Hon. Secretaries - Robert Boag and W. H. Patterson. Constables - James Hamilton, 27 Little Victoria Street, Jeremiah Cummins, 168 Leeson Street.

SOCIETY FOR THE RELIEF OF THE DESTITUTE SICK

Established 1826, to afford relief to the destitute poor of the town during the time of temporary sickness. It is supported by donations, subscriptions and congregational collections, and is under the management of a Committee of Visitors, who personally investigate every case. Treasurer - S. G. Fenton. Dec. - R. Magill. Visitors - Miss Stevenson, Miss Simms, Miss Gilmore, Miss Hunter, Miss McKinstry, Miss M. Stevenson, Miss F. M. Hunter, Miss Fleming, Mrs. McHinch, Mrs. Lytle, Mrs. McClure, Mrs. Turnbull, Miss Meharg, Mrs. Moneypenny. Applications for assistance are to be addressed to the Visitors, and left with their Assistant, Mrs. Simm, 129 Durham Street.

ST. PATRICK'S ROMAN CATHOLIC ORPHANAGE
Crumlin Road

Established February, 1840, and supported by voluntary contributions. It is under the patronage of the Most Rev. Dr. Dorrian, Bishop of Down and Connor, and governed by a committee formed of four priests and four laymen, appointed annually. The institution was established for destitute orphans, legitimately born. On connection with it is an Industrial School, established 1869, certified to receive 60 children. These institutions are under the care and management of the Sisters of Mercy.

THE BELFAST NURSES' HOME AND TRAINING SCHOOL
Established in the year 1871, in connection with the Belfast Royal Hospital,
Frederick Street

Patron - The Duke of Abercorn, K.G., P.C., D.C.L. Lady Patronesses - The Marchioness of Donegall and the Marchioness of Londonderry. Trustees - H. H. McNeile, J.P., D. Taylor, J.P. Hon. Secretary - Miss A. T. Bristow, Wilmont, Dunmurray. Treasurer - Mrs. Murphy, Old Forge, Dunmurry. Bankers - The Northern Banking Co. Auditors - E. J. Bristow and W. H. Dixon. General Committee - Those marked with an asterisk form the Board of Management - Ladies' Committee - *Mrs. Thomson, Castleton, *Mrs. Dent, Malone Park, *Miss Bruce, The Farm, *Mrs. Reade, Wellington Place, *Miss Murney, Tudor House, Holywood, *Mrs. Murphy, Old Forge, Dunmurry, *Mrs. Pim, Crumlin Terrace, *Mrs. Sinclair, Beech Lawn, Dunmurry, *Miss McCance, Larkfield, Dunmurry, *Mrs. McNeile, Parkmount, *Mrs. Hind, The Lodge, *Mrs. Dwyer, Belvidere, Lisburn, *Miss A. T. Bristow, Mrs. Batt, Rathmullen House, County Donegal, Miss Todd, Claremont Terrace, Mrs, Wilson, Mount Pleasant, Mrs. Hamilton-Jones, Moneyglass House, Toomebridge, Mrs. Andrews, Belfast, Mrs. Mullan, Willowfield, Mrs. Meneely, The Manse, Ballymacarrett, Mrs. Oulton, Holywood, Mrs. Patterson, 96 Donegall Pass, Mrs. Shaw, Marmion, Holywood, Miss Smythe, Coole Glebe, Carnmoney, Miss Clarke, Elmwood, Mrs. Ewart, Glenmachan, Mrs. Park, College Green, Mrs. Callwell, Lismoyne, Dunmurry.  Gentlemen's Committee - *Sir Charles Lanyon, The Abbey, *David Taylor, Windsor, *Charles W. Shaw, Greenville, John Hind, The Lodge, *W. T. B. Lyons, J.P., Brookhill, Lisburn, *A. J. Macrory, Duncairn, *H. H. McNeile, J.P., Parkmount, *Jos. J. Murphy, Old Forge, Dunmurry, *H. H. Bottomley, University Square, *The Lord Bishop of Down, The Palace, *W. H. Dixon, The Lodge, Cliftonville, *Wm. Quartus Ewart, Clonaver, Strandtown, Rev. John Bristow, St. James' Parsonage, Wm. Mullan, J.P., Willowfield, Sir John Savage, J.P., Ardilea, Sir Thomas McClure, Bart., M.P., Belmont, Thomas Valentine, J.P., The Moat, Jas. Alexander, Holywood, Sir Thos. Bateson, Bart., M.P., Belvoir Park, Rev. Hugh Hanna, Donegall Pass, James Lindsay, Wheatfield, Balliysillan, H. Murney, M.D., J.P., Donegall Square East, J.P. Corry, M.P., Dunraven, The Hon. Edwd. O'Neill, Shane's Castle, James Cuming, M.D., Wellington Place, James Carlisle, J.P., Enfield, Rev. Dr. Johnston, Dunedin, Thomas Greer, Sea Park.

ULSTER EYE, EAR AND THROAT HOSPITAL
Glenravel Street

Founded January, 1871. Chiefly supported by voluntary contributions. During the year 1878, the eighth year since its foundation, 2,171 cases were treated. Of these 127 were admitted as intern patients. President - George Benn. Vice Presidents - Sir Richard Wallace, and Mrs. Plunkett. Life Governor - Sir James Hamilton, J.P. Trustees - George Benn, Robert Thompson, J.P., Thomas Valentine, J.P., Professor Hodges, M.D. General Committee of Management - William Gibson, John Hanson, Rev. John Mecredy, Louis a. Plunkett, E. O'R. Dickey, F. M. Harris, Alexander Dinnen, W. M. Cunningham, Rev. Canon MacIlwaine, M.R.I.A., W. A. Robinson, Rev. Charles Seaver, M.A., Rev. H. Osborne, M.A., William Wood, J. G. Biggar, M.P., H. Burden, M.A., M.D., Andrew Davidson, Thomas Dickson, M.P., Rev. I. H. Deacon. Hon. Treasurer - W. W. Godfrey. Hon. Secretary - William R. Rea. Consulting Physician - Professor Cuming, M.A., M.D. Consulting Surgeon - James Moore, M.D., R.H.A., M.R.I.A. Oculist and Aurist - Wm. A. McKeown, M.D.

ULSTER FEMALE PENITENTIARY
14 Brunswick Street

Established 1st Nov., 1839, to receive penitent victims of seduction, and to encourage them to work for their own support within the walls of the institution, where there are extensive and appropriate facilities for washing, drying, mangling etc. The institution offers a refuge to all proper objects, without distinction of sect or party.  Matron - Miss Graham.  Sub Matron - Miss Moffat.  Secretary - J. Coates, Seacliffe, Bangor, Co. Down, or County Courthouse, Belfast.

ULSTER HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN
Fisherwick Place, Belfast

Founded 1872, supported by voluntary contributions. Patron - His Grace the Duke of Marlborough, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. Ex-Patrons - His Grace the Duke of Abercorn and earl Spencer. Vice-Patrons - Marquis of Donegall, Lord E. Hill-Trevor, M.P., Viscount Castlereagh, M.P., Lord Arthur Hill, the Lord Bishop of Down, Lord De Ros, Lord Lurgan, K.P., Sir Thomas Bateson, Bart., M.P., Sir Richard Wallace, Bart., M.P., Hon. Somerset Ward, Marriott R. Dalway, M.P., D.L., William Johnston. Patronesses - Marchioness of Downshire, Lady Castlereagh, Lady Arthur Hill, Lady Lurgan, Hon. Lady Bateson, Lady Harriett Ashley, Mrs. Percival Maxwell, Hon. Mrs. Ward, Mrs. Blakiston Houston, Lady Savage, Lady Boag, Mrs. Johnston, Ballykilbeg, Mrs. Dalway, Mrs. R. Dunville. Governors - Sir Thomas Bateson, Bart., M.P., Lord E. Hill-Trevor, M.P., Sir John Savage, J.P., Richardson, Sons, and Owden, Dunville & Co., Dr. H. Ferguson, Dr. H. Murney, Rev. C. Seaver, Thomas Lindsay, J.P., James Alexander Henderson, J.P., Dr. Whitaker (Life), Robert L. Hamilton, J.P. (life), John S. Owden (Life), Robt. Thompson, J.P. (Life), Wm. Thompson (Life), Dr. Martin (Life), the Misses Brooke (Life), W. Lewellyn Lewis (Life), W. A. Robinson, S. Ferguson, Waterford, Rev. Dr. Roe, Rev. S. Anderson, Rev. Dr. Hannay, Rev. H. W. Stewart, *Dr. Esler, *Dr. Whitla, Rev. N. E. Smith, W. Seeds, Rev. J. G. Hopkins, Rev. J. B. Crozier, *Dr. Workman, Dr. Graham.  Committee - Sir John Savage, J.P., chairman, *R. Thompson, J.P., Robert Boag, *Dr. Martin, Thomas Shaw, W, H, Ward, *R. L. Hamilton, J.P., W. A. Robinson, Rev. W. Riddell, *Rev. N. E. Smith, Rev. Dr. Porter, Rev. E. Darley, *David McConnell, J.P., *Rev. Dr. Hannay, Thomas S. Howe, James Clarke, John Rogers, T.C., Joseph Conland, Alexander Moore, Rev. E. J. Hartrick, Joseph McAughen, *Rev. W. S. Ross, W. Thompson, *Rev. H. W. Stewart, Rev. J. Spence, Wm. Llewellyn Lewis, *Rev. Dr. Roe, *Rev. J. G. Hopkins, W. J. Johnston, J.P., *Rev. Dr. Busby, *Rev. R. Workman, Rev. Dr. Gray, *Rev. J. Robertson, *Rev. Canon Lett, *Rev. Thomas Hamilton, Wm. Shaw, jun., Hon. Secretaries - *Rev. S. D. Burnside, *Rev. J. B. Crozier, M.A.  Treasurer - *Edward A. Spiller, Belfast Bank. Medical Officers - Consulting Physician - Dr. H. S. Ferguson. Consulting Surgeon - Dr. H. Murney. Medical Attendants - Drs. Esler, Whitla and Workman.
* The members marked with an asterisk form the Executive Committee.
Ladies' Committee - President, **Mrs. Lewis, Nettlefield, Mrs. Porter, College Park, Mrs. Graham, Rectory, Carrowdore, **Mrs. R. Thompson, Walton, Fortwilliam, Mrs. H. Ferguson, Fisherwick Place, **The Misses Lewis, Nettlefield, **Mrs. Whitaker, Fortwilliam, Miss Martin, Fortwilliam, Mrs. Clarke, Parkville, **Mrs. Martin, Clarence Place, **Mrs.. McIndoe, Donegall Pass, Mrs. Irvine, Windsor, Mrs. Hughes, University Square, Mrs. Seaver, Botanic Avenue, Mrs. Hunter, University Square, Miss Thompson, Lisburn, **The Misses Roe, Ballymacarrett, Mrs. Steen, Fitzroy Terrace, Miss Thompson, Crumlin Road, **Mrs. Stewart, Knockbreda Rectory, the Misses Hastings, 19 Ulsterville Avenue, **Mrs. Wm. Thompson, Knock, **Miss E. Pirrie, Fisherwick Place, Mrs. E. Spiller, Belfast Bank, Mrs. Darley, Crescent, **Mrs. R. Hamilton, Windsor, Mrs. John Robinson, Dunedin Terrace, Mrs. Hannah, Carlisle Circus, the Misses Hannah, Carlisle Circus, Miss Telford, Falls, Mrs. Glenfield, Liscard Terrace, Mrs. E. Patterson, 96 Donegall Pass, **Mrs. William Shaw, 21 Belgrave Terrace, Mrs. W. E. Mayne, Sydenham, **Mrs. J. G. Hopkins, Willowfield Parsonage, **Mrs. Burnside, Carryduff, Belfast, **Mrs. Hartrick, Donegall Pass, Mrs. Howe, Cromlyn Lodge, Hillsborough, **Mrs. N. E. Smith, Victoria Place, Mrs. Riddell, Malone, Mrs. Crozier, 13 Ulsterville Avenue, Mrs. Spence, Lonsdale Terrace, Miss Dobbs, the Parsonage, Donegall Pass, Mrs. Torrens, Edenmore, Whiteabbey, Mrs. Henderson, Norwood Tower, Mrs. Murray, Rectory, Ballymena, Mrs. Thos. Hamilton, Brookvale Manse, Mrs. Frazer, Agincourt Terrace, Mrs. Charles Workman, Glengall Place, Mrs. W. T. Coates, Richmond Terrace, Mrs. Hunter, College Square, Miss Lett, Apsley Avenue. Secretaries - **Miss M. Lewis, Nettlefield, **Miss Biggar, Trainfield House. Lady Superintendent - Miss Park,
** Denotes Ladies' Committee of Management, which meets every Wednesday at One o'clock.

ULSTER INSTITUTION FOR PROMOTING THE EDUCATION OF THE DEAF AND DUMB AND THE BLIND
Lisburn Road

This Society, which is supported by voluntary contributions, was formed on the 25th April, 1831, and the present Institution was opened on 24th September, 1845. The objects of this Society are to afford to all indigent deaf and dumb and blind children, of suitable age, whose parents reside in the Province of Ulster, a religious and literary education in accordance with the doctrinal standards of the Churches of England and Scotland, and to prepare them for learning some useful trade by which they may be enabled to earn their livelihood. The Society consists of members for life and annual members. Every donor of £10 at one time is a life member, and every contributor of £1, or collector of £3, per annum an annual member of the society. The cost of deaf and dumb and blind boarders in the Institution is about £18 per annum, for which they are provided with suitable food, clothing and education. The charge for day scholars is £2 2s. per annum. Treasurer - The Northern Bank. Hon. Secretaries - William Shaw and Sir Charles Lanyon, J.P. Principal - Rev. John Kinghan. Physician - Dr. T. H. Purdon. Matron - Mrs. Carson. Office at the Institution.

ULSTER MAGDALENE ASYLUM
Donegall Pass

For the reception of erring and repentant females. This institution is connected with the Magdalene Church - Rev. E. J. Hartrick, incumbent. "The object of the Asylum is to provide shelter and subsistence, and religious instruction, for women who shall be reclaimed from a course of prostitution, whether residing in or being natives of Belfast, or otherwise, and who are willing to labour with their hands, for their support." Trustees - The Rev. the Vicar of Belfast, the Rev. T. J. Welland, A.M., Rector of St. Thomas' Belfast, Rev. W. D. Pounden, A.M., Incumbent of Christ Church, Lisburn, Rev. John H. Duke, D.D., Vicar of Craigavad, Rev. Saml. M. Moore, A.M., Vicar of Derryaghy, John Oulton, Chas. Gaussen, Edward Geoghegan, Thomas Gaffikin. Patroness - The Most Hon. the Marchioness of Donegall. Guardian - The Hon. Lady Bateson. Visitors - Mrs. Knox, Mrs. McNeile, Mrs. Ewart, Mrs. Ross, Mrs. Hartrick, Mrs. Hewitt, Mrs. W. Simms, Mrs. Har?el, and Mrs. Binney. Secretary - Miss A. Dobbs, The Parsonage. Finance Committee - Wm. Ewart and Robert Thompson. Treasurer - John Oulton. Chaplain - Rev. Edward J. Hartick, A.M., T.C.D. Physician - T. H. Purdon, M.D., T.C.D. Matron - Mrs. Gordon.

ULSTER TRAINING SHIP "GIBRALTAR" FOR HOMELESS AND DESTITUTE BOYS

The "Gibraltar" Training Ship was established in 1872, under the Irish Industrial School Act, for homeless and destitute children - is supported by Government grant and voluntary subscriptions. Under the management of Capt. Kirby, R.N., and competent staff, the boys are trained principally for a seafaring life. Those who are physically unfit are taught, as far as possible, some trade, and employment found for them. The Institution is annually training and sending to the Merchant Service some 40 or 50 boys, who have been rescued from a life of poverty and possible crime, and enabled to earn an honest living. The Institution is deserving of increased support from Belfast and adjoining counties. Patron - The Duke of Marlborough. Vice Patrons - Marquis of Donegall, Earl Dufferin, Earl of Yarmouth, M.P., Earl of Antrim, Viscount Bangor, Lord O'Neill, Lord Cairns, Lord E. Hill-Trevor, Lord Waveney, Hon. E. O'Neill, M.P., Sir Richard Wallace, Bart., M.P., Wm. Johnston, J. Mulholland, M.P., William Ewart, M.P., the Mayor of Belfast. Executive Committee - Sir James Hamilton, Crumlin terrace, Henry H. McNeile, Parkmount, W. T. B. Lyons, Brookhill, Lisburn, J. Young, Galgorm Castle, Ballymena, Joseph J. Murphy, Old Forge, Dunmurry, Patrick Ewing, Glendhu, T. Gray Jones, Collector of Customs, J. Bristow, Wilmont, Captain R. C. Thomson, Castleton. Honorary Secretary - A. dent, Superintendent Mercantile Marine Office. Medical Officers - Dr. James Moore, Hon. Surgeon, Dr. J. Walton Browne, Visiting Surgeon. Treasurer - Northern Banking Company. Staff - Captain E. F. Kirby, R.N., Captain Superintendent, Geo. Voss, Chief Officer, Thos. Lambel, Second Officer, Wm. Patterson, School Master, John Northcott, Band Master, W. Ellis, Clerk and Storekeeper, W. Devine, Shoemaker, Chas. Bawden, Tailor, Chas. Harvey, Carpenter, F. Hughes, Cook, T. Davidson, J. McKeag, and H. McMillan, Instructors, T. Sheppard, Gunnery Instructor, H. Quinn, Assistant School Master.

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