[From Manx Quarterly #7 1909]
Died November 12th, 1909.
Mr Arthur William Moore, C.V.O., Speaker of the House of Keys, died at his residence,, Douglas, on Friday, Nov. 12th, at I o'clock a.m. The news of his death was not unexpected. For quite three years Mr Moore's condition of health was far from satisfactory, and he from time to time was forced to seek recuperation either in rest from work or in change of air and scene. Still he was generally able to get about, and his active habits carried with them deception, in that they led people to believe that a man so smart on his feet and so clear of mind must he constitutionally sound. About two years ago, he, acting on medical advice, undertook a voyage to the West Indies, and he sojourned for a period in Jamaica, just prior to the great earthquake at Kingston. On returning to the Isle of Man his outward appearance indicated that he had been much invigorated by his sea voyages and the change of air, and to all appearance he had re-established good health. The improvement was, however, but transient of character, and last Spring he, with a view to obtaining rest and change of climate and scene, travelled to the Canaries and back Again the sea air did him a world of good, but by this time his medical advisers had come to the conclusion that the cause of his ill-health was an internal complaint malignant of character. During the summer he failed considerably, and for a long time kept to the House. The House of Keys re-assembled after the summer recess on Tuesday, October 12th, and the Speaker, although very ill, felt it his duty to be in his place. Though evidently suffering pain, he conducted the business before the House is his usual clear fashion, and both before and after the adjournment he spoke cheerfully to several of his fellow-members. This was his last appearance in public life, for though he a few days afterwards was able to attend meetings of the directorates of the Isle of Man Banking Co., Ltd., and the Isle of Man Steam Packet Co., Ltd., he soon became prostrate, and it was them recognised that death was about to claim him. A little over a week ago, it became abundantly plain that the end was near, but Mr Moore in his trying illness bore himself with great fortitude and did his best to assuage the grief of his relatives and friends. Gradually he sank, and he passed peacefully, as has been stated, at one, o'clock on Friday morning, surrounded by the members of his family.
Arthur William Moore was the surviving son of the late Mr William Fine Moore,
of Cronkbourne, near Douglas. Mr W. F. Moore succeeded to the control of the
famous sail-cloth works which had been established by his father, the late Mr
James Moore. The manufactory was for many years carried on in premises in Wellington-street,
Douglas-in those days known as Factory Lane. In course of time the growth of
the business demanded more room, and eventually the Tromode Mills were established
and were carried on up to about five years ago. Mr William Fine Moore was a
man of remarkable ability and fervent patriotism. On the principle of popular
election being applied to the constitution of the House of Keys, he in 1866
was elected as one of the representatives of Douglas, his colleagues being the
late Mr George Wm. Dumbell and the late Sir John Goldie-Taubman. A brother to
Mr W. F. Moore was the late Archdeacon of Man, the Ven Joseph Christian Moore,
for many years Rector of Andreas. The Moores had descent from the, celebrated
William Christian-"Illiam Dhone"-and hence the second of Archdeacon Moore's
baptismal names. Mr Arthur William Moore was born in the year 1853, and consequently
was in the 57th year of his ago He was educated at Rugby and at Trinity College,
Cambridge, graduating, B.A in 18776 and MA. in 1879 In 1876 he was bracketed
first in first class history tripos. On leaving the University he assisted his
father in the management of the sailcloth manufactory, and on his father s death
in the 'eighties, he succeeded to the business. It is fitting to here remark
that the Tromode sailcloth had a world-wide reputation for excellence of quality,
and was in constant use on ships of the Royal Navy and on vessels engaged in
the British Mercantile Marine. The passing of sailing craft owing to the competition
of steamships played havoc with the Tromode works, and when Mr Moore saw it
was no longer possible to make them pay, he reluctantly decided to close them.
In thus deciding, he, made generous arrangements to secure a livelihood for
the workpeople who had been in his employment. While at school and the University,
Mr Moore imbibed a great love for athletics and manly games, and this was a
love to which he was constant to the end. At Cambridge his prowess in Rugby
football secured him the coveted "blue." His position in the field was forward,
and in those days of the packed "scrum" he had the reputation of being a conscientious
and at times brilliant player. He was also an oarsman of considerable, repute,
and had he not devoted so much attention to football he would probably have
gained distinction on the river. When he, came back to the Island, he formed
among the workpeople at Tromode the Cronkbourne Cricket Club, an organisation
which for many years could hold its own throughout the Island. In this connection
it should be said that Mr Moore bore the entire cost of forming and furnishing
the club and of laying the ground. Though he long ago abandoned active participation
in games, Mr Moore never lost interest in them, and he was always a constant
advocate of the desirability of cultivation of mind and body going hand in hand.
In the year 1881 there was a General Election of the House of Keys, and as the
late Mr Paul H. Leece, of Ballamona, Braddan, decided not to seek re-election
as one of the representatives of Middle Sheading, Mr Moore offered himself as
a candidate for legislative honours to the electors of the Sheading and was
accepted, his colleagues at. that time in the representation of Middle being
the late Mr Richard Penketh and the late Mr William Dalrymple. At all subsequent
elections, up to and including that of last year, Mr Moore retained the confidence
of the Middle electors. Mr Moore's membership of the House of Keys was marked
by assiduous attention to the duties of the position. He was not of a parochial
turn of mind, and though he was ever careful of the interests of his constituency.
he preferred to look at matter's which came before the House or Tynwald Court
from a national point of view. Though not an orator of parts, he could speak
effectively, and his contributions to the debates were always marked by sound
common-sense and a keen appreciation of the necessities of the situation. The
love of research, which was inborn in him, led him to acquaint himself thoroughly
with the journals, procedure, and precedents of the House, and consequently
when Sir John Goldie-Taubman, Speaker of the House, died in November, 1898,
Mr Moore was hailed by the great majority of people in the Isle of Man as Sir
John's natural successor in the Speakership. Inside and outside the House, however,
the claims of Mr J. A. Mylrea, the then senior member for North Douglas, to
the position, were pressed, and eventually it was a close thing between Mr Moore
and Mr Mylrea as to the allocation of the honour. On December 9th, 1898, the
House deliberated on the point in private, and eventually decided that Mr Moore
should. be chosen. The House was then thrown open to the public, and Mr Mylrea
gracefully proposed that Mr Moore should be appointed as Speaker. Mr J. C. Crellin
seconded the motion, which was accepted unanimously. Mr Moore, in thanking the
House for the high honour conferred on him, promised to enforce the rules and
conduct the business of the House with impartiality; and he also undertook to
do his best to maintain the ancient rights, privileges, and traditions of the
House in a manner which would justify the confidence the House had placed in
him. That he faithfully carried out both these promises is the highest tribute
that can be paid to him in connection with his presidency of the elective branch
of the Manx Legislature. He was exceedingly jealous of the rights and privileges
of the House of Keys, and when the House came into conflict with the Governor
and Council in regard to these matters, he ably and tenaciously championed theHouse.
Withal he was a tactful man, and his wise counsel frequently avoided friction
and deadlock. In politics, . Mr Moore would probably have described himself
as a moderate Liberal. Certainly his voice and vote in the House of Keys were
generally on the side of national progress and the uplifting. of the people.
He was an ardent educationist, by the way, and for several years was a very
prominent member of the Council of Education for the Isle of Man, and in this
capacity was a strong advocate of secondary education and the centralisation
of the Manx educational system. In 1899 Mr Moare was appointed a member of the
Harbour Board, and in 1905 he was made Deputy Receiver-General. He took a very
absorbing interest in the question of improving the port accommodation at Douglas,
and his death means a serious loss to the promoters of this scheme On the vexed
question of Constitutional Reform, he generaally supported the agitation, but
it was well-known that he was not a "whole hogger" in the matter -he hoped,
as it were, that by pressing for all the points in the reform petition the House
would secure just and reasonable concessions. He was one of the deputation who
waited an the Home Secretary (Mr Herbert Gladstone) about two years ago to urge
the Reform scheme upon the Imperial Government. Great as were Mr Moore's services
to his country in the Legislature his principal claim to dstinction ; in regard
to literature dealing with the Isle of Man. While still a young man he determined
to do his best to gather and preserve such fragments of Manx folk lore and tradition
as were preserved in the countryside. With this object he founded and edited
" The Manx Note Book," a publication in three volumes, which for excellence
of literary matter, and beauty of typography and illustration is unrivalled
so far as literature connected with the. Isle of Man is concerned. Mr Moore's
forte in literary work lay in capacity for taking pains combined with close
research, and in admirable presentation of his researches. His pen was a rather
prolific one as will be gathered from the following list of his principal books;
Folk Lore of the Isle of Man.
History of the Isle of Man (2 vols).
School History of the Isle of Man.
Place Names of the Isle of Mann.
Douglas, a Hundred Years Ago.
Manx Note Book, 3 vols. (Editor).
Climate of the Isle of Man.
The Diocese of Sodor and Man (s.p.c.k.) Series, 1893.
Manx Ballads and Music, 1896.
Manx Carols (Garvalyn Gailckagh).
Memoir of Lieutenant Christian.
Extracts from the Journals of the Self-elected House of Keys.
He also contributed frequently to the Nartural History Society's Magazine, to the Scottish Historical Review, to the Manx Quarterly, and other periodicals, upon Manx subjects His library of Manx literature, MS., and prints was one of the finest extant, and is probably only equalled by the collections of Mr G. W. Wood and Mr John Frowde, of London. Than he no man did more for the enrichment of literature purely Manx, and his labours in this direction secured him recognition in the shape of Fellowships of the Royal Historical Society and the Meteorological Society. Indeed these, and appreciation and admiration of his com-patriots, were the only recompense he ever received in connection with his contributions to literature, for he made it a point of honour to so publish his works that the financial return only covered the bare cost of production and publication. Mr Moore was the foremost authority ,on the meteorology and climatology of the. Isle of Man. In the early 'eighties he, at his own expense, installed at Cronkbourne a station for weather observation, and the results were published weekly in the Manx newspapers; also they were of great value to the Royal Meteorological Society. About two years ago, Mr Moore's voluntary work in meteorology was made over by him to the Douglas Corporation, to whom he transferred gratuitously his instruments ; and the observations which he took for so many years are now taken at the Borough Cemetery. The value of the statistics which Mr Moore laboriously acquired over a period of thirty years are not only of scientific import, but they have formed the basis of much valuable advertisement of the Island. Another field in which the late Speaker displayed splendid energy was the movement for the conservation and revival of the Manx language. He was a prominent member of the Marx Language Society, and his splendid attainments in the Manx-Gaelic secured for him an appointment which he valued greatly-translator of the Acts of Tynwald into Manx. Up to a few weeks ago he was engaged upon a new work on Angle-Manx, dealing with idiomatic sayings, and, with the help of Miss Sophia Morrison (of Peel), he had hoped to publish it early in the coming year. His indefatigable efforts to preserve the mother tongue of his country -and his love for Celtic lore induced him to take an active part in the Pan-Celtic movement. He attended the National Eisteddfod at Carnarvou in 1905, at the wish of the Arch-Druid, and was made a bard of high degree with the title " Manaw " - the Welsh designation of Man In connection with the Pan-Celtic Congress in Dublin in 1903, of which Lord Castletown was the president, Mr Moore was one of the vice-presidents. He brought to the Edinburgh Congress in 1906 a Manx choir, who had an enthusiastic reception in their Manx songs. Mr Moore took a prominent and interesting part in the discussions at the Congress. On Manx antiquities he was the chief authority in the Island, and was one of the Museum and Ancient Monuments Trustees from the inception of that body. Of movements for the advancement of agriculture in the Island he was an enthusiastic supporter. Nearly thirty years ago he farmed Lanjahan, Onchan, one of his father's farms, and engaged in a praiseworthy but not very successful effort to introduce into the Island the, manufacture of high class cheese. In 1883 he was president of the Isle of Man Agricultural Society, and to the last was deeply interested in the society's work. When the King and Queen visited the Isle of Man in the month of August, 1902, soon after his Majesty's accession, the Speaker was the first Manxman to approach his Majesty, as the Royal yacht lay in Douglas Bay, and bid him welcome. He accompanied the King on his tour through the Island, and their Majesties and suite were entertained to tea at Cronkbourne House, the beautiful residence of Mr Moore's mother. When the Speaker had conferred on him a Commandership of the Victorian Order, directly after the Royal visit, Manxmen were delighted at the honour paid to him by his Sovereign. In the magistracy of the Island, Mr Moore held senior position, he having been appointed to the Commission of the Peace so far back, as 1877. He was, too, for marry years Captain of the Parish of Onchan, but resigned the position in 1895, the Clerk of the Rolls succeeding him Mr Moore was a Freemason, his mother lodge being the Athole (1004). He brought his inborn assiduity to bear in regard to his brotherhood of the mystic tie, and after serving the minor offices was twenty-five years ago appointed Master of his lodge. Subsequently he was appointed Junior Grand Deacon of the Province of the Isle of Man. A whole-hearted and devoted member of the Anglican Church, be was, while health admitted, a constant attendant at. public worship. The Bishop of Sodor and Man (Dr Drury) was one of his oldest friends, and his Lordship on returning to the Island from England, on Thursday, at once proceeded to Woodbourne to see, the loved comrade of his youthful days ere the end came. On more than one occasion he represented the Manx Church in the House of Laymen in the Northern Convocation, and he was well-versed in ecclesiastical history and literature. He was also chairman of the Hospital Committee and of the Hospital Trustees. In these latter capacities he was a strong supporter of the movement --a movement which is in course of materialisation-for the erection of a new hospital on the Hills Estate site. It must not be forgotten that Mr Moore, after completing his education, travelled extensively in Europe and Asia. He also went to Egypt and the West Indies in the, early 'seventies and his close and accurate observations of life and conditions in the countries he thus visited afforded him subjects for many interesting and instructive lectures. Mr Moore, though devoted to literature, was a good man of business, and he was prominently connected with the commercial life of Douglas. For several years he was a director of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Co., Limited, and he was also on the board of the Isle of Man Banking Company, Limited, of which institution his late father was a founder and original director. In 1887, Mr Moore married Louisa Elizabeth Wynn. second daughter of the, late. Ven. J. Hughes-Games, Archdeacon of Man, who survives her husband. He leaves one son, Arthur H. G. W. Moore, and two daughters, the elder of whom is Helen C. W. Walford, wife of Mr A. A. Walford, of Norton, County Durham; the other being Margery C. W. Moore. Mr Moue's mother, Mrs Moore, of Cronkbourne, yet lives to mourn the loss of her distinguished son. Several Manx families, including those of the Attorney-General and Vicar-General, will be plunged into mourning by reason of Mr Moore's death. To sum up, it may fear-lessly be said of the dead Speaker that no man ever rendered the Island more distinguished service. He was a patriot of pure water, a fine scholar, a legislator of great eminence, and, better perhaps tham all, a true gentleman. By his death the Manx community have sustained a great-almost an irreparable-loss, and a vacancy in public life has been created which cannot readily be filled.
The funeral of the late Mr Arthur William Moore, Speaker of the House of Keys, took place on Nov. 15th, when the high esteem in which he was held by all classes of the community was demonstrated in striking fashion. Practically all the places of business in Douglas were closed for a few hours on Monday to enable shop-keepers and employees to pay their last token of respect, and the funeral procession was probably the largest that has ever been seen in Douglas, while the route was thronged with sympathisers. The funeral was fixed to take place at eleven o'clock, and the interment was in Braddan Cemetery. The procession formed at Woodbourne House, and proceeded by way of Alexander-road and the Quarter Bridge to Braddan Church. Simplicity characterised the whole proceedings. The coffin, which was of plain unpolished oak, brass mounted, was borne from the house by some of the late employees at Cronkbourne. Tt bore the inscription: " Arthur William :More, C.V.O., Speaker of the House of revs. Born 6th February, 1853. Died 12th November, 1909." There was a large iross and wreath of white flowers lying upon it, placed there by the widow, Mrs Moore, and the family. The hearse was preceded by the carriages of the clergy and the doctors, and a body of police 24 strong A large number of members of the Insular Masonic Lodges immediately preceded the hearse, and, as is their custom on such occasions, they wore white gloves and sprigs of acacia. The members of the House of Keys and Legislative Council followed the hearse, and the various public boards were represented among the many hundreds that followed. The carriages taking part in the proces-sion were marshalled by Mr R. H. Collister, who had charge of the arrangements, and were as follows:-The doctors, the clergy, the hearse, Cronkbourne carriage, the Attorney-General, Load Raglan, the Clerk of the Rolls, the Deemsters, the Isle of Man Bank, the Steam Packet Co., Mr Goldie-Taubtnan, Mr George Drinkwater, the High-Bailiff, Mr J. C. Bacon, Col. Moore, Dr Richardson, Mr George Quayle, Col. Anderson, Major Spittall, Dr Woods, Capt. Kitto, Mr W. F. Dickinson.
The chief mourners were Arthur Hughes-Games Christian Moore (son), Mr A. A. Walford (son-in-law), the Attorney-General and the Vicar-General (brothers-in-law), Mr W. B. Hughes-Games (nephew), Miss Moore, and Miss M. Moore (sisters). The deceased's brother, Mr Godfrey Wilson Moore is in India
The numerous gathering of public and private persons present included Dr Hamilton, Dr Mackenzie, Dr Pantin, Dr Wood.
House of Keys.-Messrs D. Maitland, C.P., J.P., R. S. Corlett, W. J. Radcliffe, J D. Clucas, C.P., W. H. Kitto, A. Rigby, R. B. Quirk, C.P., E. J. Curphey, J. W. Cannan, 11'. T. Crennell, G. F. Clucas, T. H. Cormode, W. J. Corlett, R. Moughtin, A. Christian, J. R. Kerruish, R. Kerruish, T. C. Kermode, J. Qua]-trough, A. Qualtrough, W. Goldsmith, and W. M. Kerruish. Mr R. D. Gelling (secretary) and the Rev Canon Quine (chaplain) were present.
The Legislative Council was represented by Mr Herbert Story, the Governor's Secretary (in the absence of Lord Raglan, who was indisposed), the Clerk of the Rolls (Mr T. Kneen, C.P.), the Bishop, the Archdeacon, the Attorney-General, and the Vicar-General (who were among the. mourners), and the Receiver-General.
The Harbour Commissioners were represented by Mr M. M. Bridson (secretary), Mr W. H. Blaker (engineer), Mr Geo. E. Kelly (harbour master), Capt. Tarbet (assistant harbour master), and a large number of employees.
Council of Education.-T. Browne, B.A. (secretary).
Hospital Committee.-Messrs D. Evans, J. H. Kelly, W. D. Cowin, P. Christian, R. Whiteside, J. P. Smith, G. A. Kinley, L. R. Barnes (dispenser).
Douglas Town Council.-Councillor A. H. Marsden, J.P. (Mayor), Aldermen A. Caley (Deputy Mayor), W. Joughin, and H. Brearley ; Councillors W. F. Cowell, R. D. Cowin, J. Sharp, Granville Clague, J. Gale, J. Craine, J. J. Corlett, R. J. Kblly; R Mb&e, D. Flinn, A. Hdiigh;
A. H. Fayle, and Jno. Kelly; Mr A. Robertsor (Town Clerk), Mr A. B. Cuth-bertson (Deputy Town Clerk), the.Rev H. S. Taggart (Mayor's Chaplain), Mr W. J. Cootie (Car Inspector), and others.
Highway Board.-Mr R. H. Cubbin (secretary) and Mr Evans (surveyor). Asylums Board.-Mr Henry Cowin (secretary), Dr Richardson (medical superintendent), Mr Jas. Gerard (Master of the Home for the Poor).
Douglas Board of Guardians.-Messrs J. Corkill (chairman), S. K. Broa,dbent, J Bovd, J.P., J. C. Cannell, W. R. Sans-bury, J. J. F. Clucas, R. Brindle,, J. Kelly (Christian-road), J. Kelly (Buck's-road), i: COrrin, W. S. Weigh, J. Kewley, J. J. Devine, J. J. Proctor, and D. H. Rothwell (Clark to the Board).
Isle of Man Bank.-Mr E. T. Kissack, the directors mentioned above, and Mr A. Hill, secretary.
Parrs Bank.-Mr G. W. Fleming.
Isle of Man Railway Co.-Mr G. H. Wood and Mr A. Penketh, directors; Mr T. Stowell (secretary and manager), Mr T. C. Hinds, and Mr J. A. McMillan.
Isle of Man Steam Packet Co.-Mr J. G. Elliot, Mr W. A. Waid, Mr W. M. Corkill (secretary), Mr T. Craine, Mr A. Heggie, Capt. Reid, Capt. Cannell, Capt. Cowley, Capt. Bridson, Capt. Penwell, Capt. Tanner, Capt. Teare, Mr G. W. Morrison, and Others,
The Clerk to the Justices, Mr R. D. Farrant.
The Freemasons present included:-Messrs W. Newby, C. Fox, -. Barnes (West Lancashire), W. Kissack, F. R. Grundey, W. J. Fell, J. S. Evarard, D. Clarke, R. E. Quilliam, J. A. Phillips, W. H. Warburton, H. W. Callow, Dr Ferguson, J. Hall, A. H. Tyson, Roscow, .W. Horrocks, J. Clarke, J. Blakemore, Rev F. W. Stubbs, J. J. Devine, Quirk, Clague, Stevenson, W. Vincent, Corlett, Beech, G. Bowling, A. E. Carter, J. H. Boardman, and A. Kitto.
The Douglas School Board was represented by Mr W. H. Kneale (chairman), "Ur J. E. Douglas, Mr M. Carine, Mr J. Phillips, Mr W. Cowin, Mr J. H. Cubbon, and Mr T, R. Lewin (clerk).
Isle of Man District of Rechabites: Messrs Edward Callister (Chief Ruler) and James Caugherty (secretary).
The High-Bailiff of Ramsey, Mr J. M. Cruicks'hank.
Mr G. R. Cookson, Rolls Office.
The clergy present included the Bishop; attended by the Rev D. C. Woodhouse, M.A., the Ven. the Archdeacon, the Rev Canon Moore, B.A., Rev Canon Kewley, M.A., Rev Canon Quine, M.A., Rev Canon Savage, M.A., Revs Dr W. E. Davies, E. H. L. Locke (Government Chaplain), S B. Botwood, C. E. Barlow, J. G. Pope, C. H. Leece, and others.
Among the general public were noticed -Mr L. Goldie-Taubman, Colonel W. J. Anderson, J.P., and Mr Anderson (his son), Major Spittall, Mr H. Mellor, J.P., Mr Thomas Allen, J.P., Mr J. C. Crellin, J.P., Mr W. A. Stevenson, J.P., Mr S. H. Wilson, J.P., Mr J. C. Bacon, C.P., J.P., Mr P. Christian, J.P., Captain Reddicliffe, Mr Daniel Corrin, Mr Richard Radoliffe, Mr G. R. Cawte, Mr James Gelling, Dr Mackenzie, Mr T. H. Royston, Mr W. H. Skillicorn, Mr W. D. Cowin, Mr E. Quaggin, the Rev J. W. Hall, Mr J. J. Taggart, Mr J. Corris, Mr J. J. Penketh, Gapt. «'ard, Mr W. A. Craine, Mr J. G. Adamson, Mr Joseph Cubbon, Mr W. Thomson, Mr T. Champion, Mr R. W. Creer, Mr C. W. Coole, Mr R. D. Callister, Mr A. J. Ridge, Mr J. Ritehie, Mr R. Williamsoni Mr J. C. Cannell, Mr George Preston, Mr J. Stubbs, Mr T. B. Clague, Mr L. Proetor, Mr W. Kinrade, Mr A. Gill, Mr Wm. Cubbon, Mr A. H. Teare (Ramset'), Mr R. J. Grindley, -kl, F. W. Briscoc, Mr J. Gerard, Mr James Gell, Mr John Spence, Mr Stanley Kaye, Mr W. McLaughlin, Mr Thomas Grindley, Mr J. Murphey (Cronkbourne), Mr J. W. Cubbon, Dr Marshall, Mr R. Cretney, Mr Richard Qualtrough (Castletown), Mr J. A. Sutcliffe, Mr A. Cregeen, Mr F. D. 6ohnson, Mr Ll. S. Kneale, Mr H. R. Gelling, Mr F. J. Johnson, Mr F. C. Harris, Mr G. S. Johnson, Mr H. P. Kelly, and others.
The cortege was met at the church gate by the Lord Bishop (Dr Drury), the Rev Canon Moore, Rev Canon Quine, the Ven. Archdeacon, and Rev D. C. Woodhouse.
In the service there was no departure from that appointed for the burial of the dead. "Hush! Blessed are the dead," was the opening hymn, which was sung with feeling by the large congregation, Miss M. L. Wood presiding at the organ. The Bishop, the Vicar, the Revs C. E. Bar'low and Canon Quine conducted the service in the church, which concluded with the singing of "Now the labourer's task is o'er." While the " Dead March" in" Saul" was impressively played on the organ, the coffin was borne from the church to the graveyard and the procession re-formed The Rev Canon Moore and the Bishop officiated at the graveside. It. was fitting that one, who had devoted himself so untiringly to the interests of the Manx people should receive the recognition that was, shown to the late Speaker on Monday, and it was, too, fitting that The ceremony over the remains of one whose work speaks for itself should be conducted with such simplicity.