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The Journal of John Long
About the Early Days
Newspaper Articles
Read about the Early Days
1893 - 1965
1966 to Present
REPRESENTING THE LARGEST COLLECTION OF 2X2 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS ON THE INTERNET

Letterhead used by workers titled Christian Conventions

Perry, Oklahoma Conv, 1942

Early Newspaper Articles
Before 1960
Revised March 4, 2016


Newspaper Articles & Periodicals Published before 1960


Crocknacrieve, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

Irish & English Newspaper Articles 
- The Early Days & Workers (up to 1960)

United States & Canada Newspaper Articles


Scotland Newspaper Articles


New Zealand Newspaper Articles & Periodicals

Australia Newspaper Articles

Bright Words - A Faith Mission Publication

County Map of Ireland

NOTE:  Some U.K. and New Zealand Articles may be viewed and/or downloaded on the 2x2 History website.


The FIRST Convention
Held in 1901 at CROCKNACRIEVE

County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

PROPERTY OWNER & ADDRESS:
Mrs. Warren Loane
Crocknacrieve
Ballinamallard
Enniskillen, N. Ireland
Telephone:  011-44-1365  32 25 51

DIRECTIONS:
From the town of Enniskillen,  take Road A32 to Omagh/Irvinestown.
Go just over 2 miles.
Turn right on Road B46 to Ballinamallard for 1.3 miles.
Off the road on the left will be a small house with a private drive leading past it.
This drive leads to Crocknacrieve.

NOTE:   It is highly recommended that arrangements be made by telephone or letter with the present owner before attempting to visit this former convention site.  The owner is NOT a 2x2.

See Photographs of Crocknacrieve in the TTT PHOTO GALLERY


READ ALL ABOUT IT - WHERE IT ALL BEGAN

 Newspaper Articles up to 1960

The Early Days, Workers, Meetings & Conventions

Articles in order by date

History of the Impartial Reporter Newspaper in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland

Click Here to download many of these articles on line from the R.I.S. website



NOTE:  Click UNDERLINED dark blue articles to read reprint of article

PHOTO GALLERY of Motherwell Town Hall
1893 Motherwell Times, Motherwell, Scotland
1893, Jan   7 - Rev. John M'Neill Will Preach at Town Hall at Motherwell
1893, Jan 14 - Rev. John M'Neill in Motherwell

1897, May 1 - New York Times - Crowd Hears Dr. M'Neill - Known as "the Scottish Spurgeon," and is a Veritable Giant in the Pulpit
1897, May 9 - New York Times - Travels of Evangelist Rev. John McNeill, the Scot, Has Been All Over the Habitable Globe

Book Re:  Rev. John (Jack) McNeill
Rev John McNeill: His Life and Work
By Alexander Gammie, Pickering & Inglis, London, GB, UK, 1933


1895 - 1910 - Bright Words a Faith Mission Publication.

EXCERPTS FROM BRIGHT WORDS:

August  15, 1895, p. 185

November 15, 1895, p. 267 - 1897 - Annual Staff of Workers List
November 16, 1896, p. 276 - 1896 - Annual Staff of Workers List

1897
January 15, 1897 - Read on FM's website
February 15, 1897, p. 39
May 15, 1897, p.113
June 15, 1897, p. 146
Nov. 15, 1897, p. 266
November, 1897, p. 259 - 1897 - Annual Staff of Workers List
December 15, 1897, p. 277

1898
April 15, 1898, p. 91-2

May 16, 1898, p. 116
June - July, 1898, pgs. 138-140
August 15, 1898, p 169 - First Time shown as Superintendent of S. Ireland

October 15, 1898, p. 219

November - December, 1898, p. 261 - 1898 - Annual Staff of Workers List

1899
January, 1899, p. 11 - Location of Pilgrims List - Irvine at Parsontown
February thru December, 1899- Irvine not shown on Location of Pilgrims List
November – December 1899, p. 257 - 1899 - Annual Staff of Workers List

1900
January, 1900 - Location of Pilgrims List - Irvine at Finnoe
February thru December, 1900 - Irvine not shown on Location of Pilgrims List
March 1900, pgs. 56-57
- Irvine not sending regular reports; building moveable wooden halls

November-December, 1900, p. 252, 273-274 - 1900 - Annual Staff of Workers List-LAST time Irvine's name shown as Supt of S. Ireland
PHOTO OF:  November-December, 1900, p. 273-274

1901
January, 1901, p. 7 - Location of Pilgrims List - First time Wm. Irvine's name NOT shown.
August, 1901, p. 175-6

September 1901, p. 212
November, 1901, p. 282 - 1901 - Annual Staff of Workers List


1902
November, 1902, p. 247 - 1902 - Annual Staff of Workers List
May 1903, p. 102

1903
November 1903, p. 246
- 1903 - Annual Staff of Workers List
December 1903, p. 275

1904-05
January 1904, p. 10
November, 1904, p. 252 - 1904 - Annual Staff of Workers List
November, 1905, p. 247 - 1905 - Annual Staff of Workers List

1911, 1919, 1932, 1947, 1962, 1977, 1978 - Click to view on FM's website

June, 1950, p. 117 - Death of Robert Todd


1900 Kings County Chronicle, now called Offaly County, Ireland
1900, April 12 - Religious Intolerance in North Tipperary
1900, April 19 - Religious Intolerance in North Tipperary - Letter to the Editor
1900, April 26 - Religious Intolerance in North Tipperary - Letter to the Editor

1901, June 29 - Kildare Observer - Intolerance in Co. Wexford
Robert Todd's wooden hut destroyed (and bicycles of Andrew Robb, Wm.Jackson, George Buttimer).

1902 Fermanagh Times 
April 10, 1902 - Derrygonnelly
April 17, 1902 - The Derrygonnelly Pilgrims and Orangemen
April 24, 1902 - Derrygonnelly
May 1, 1902   - Master and Servant and the Pilgrims
July 24, 1902 -  Derrygonnelly Notes



The Impartial Reporter & Farmers Journal of Enniskillen, N. Ireland

8 & 10 East Bridge Street, Enniskillen, N. Ireland  BT74 7BT
http://www.impartialreporter.com/

Email:  info@impartialreporter.com

Telephone number: 028 6632 4422
Fax number:  028 6632 5047


NOTE:  This newspaper is published weekly on Thursday only.

1991, Mar 14 - Letter certifying authenticity of accounts printed in Impartial Reporter
        By Mervyn Dane, Editor, Impartial Reporter & Farmers Journal

PHOTO GALLERY of Impartial Reporter

The Impartial Reporter & Farmers Journal of Enniskillen, N. Ireland
1903, Jan 15,  Pg 8 - The Pilgrims or Tramps - Preaching the Terrors of Hell!
1903, Jan 22,  Pg 8 - The Pilgrims or Tramps - A Hot Time for Enniskillen.
1903, Jan 29,  Pg 6 - The Pilgrims or Tramps - Imagine they are Inspired.


The Impartial Reporter & Farmers Journal of Enniskillen, N. Ireland
1904, June 2,  Pg 8 - The Tramp Pilgrims - Dip Dupes in the Sea
1904, June 9,  Pg ? - More About the Tramps - The Drums and Mr. E. Cooney


1904 Crocknacrieve Convention:
The Impartial Reporter & Farmers Journal of Enniskillen, N. Ireland
1904, Sept 29, Pg 8 - The Pilgrim Tramps - The Rite of Baptism
1904, Oct    6, Pg 5 - The Tramps - Another Dipping
1904, Oct  13, Pg 8 - With the Tramps - Last Sunday's Experience
1904, Oct  13, Pg 8 - The Tramps - Change in their Views - 1st Article
1904, Oct  20, Pg 8 - The Tramps - Change in their Views - 2nd Article
1904, Oct  20, Pg 8 - Another Day's Dipping - At Ballinamallard River
1904, Oct  27, Pg 5 - The Tramps - Change in their Views - 3rd Article
1904, Oct  27, Pg 5 - The Dipping of Tramps - In River at Ballinamallard

1904, Nov   3, Pg 8 - The Tramp Crusade - May Enniskillen Be Saved!
1904, Nov 10, Pg 5 - What is Baptism? Information for the Tramps
1904, Dec  15, Pg ? - The Cooneyites - Is Christ Disrespected?


Other Publications in 1904:

The Newtownards Chronicle, Newtownards, County Down, N. Ireland
1904, May 28,  Pg 3 -  Tramp Preachers in Newtownards
1904, June    4, Pg 3 -  The Vagrant "Apostle" in Newtownards
1904, June  11, Pg 3 -  The Vagrant "Apostle" in Newtownards

1904, Oct 1, Pg 12 - Anglo-Celt - A new religious sect of Protestants, known as the Cooneyites and numbering 150, was started in Ballinamallard district, Co. Fermanagh 
1904, Oct 14, Pg 4 - Freeman's Journal - "The founder of this sect...[is] Mr. Irvine, a Scotchman

1904, Dec 1, Pg 4 - Weekly Gazette, Colorado Springs, Colorado - New Pilgrim's Progress in Ireland
EARLIEST AMERICAN NEWSPAPER ARTICLE FOUND TODATE!!


Publications in 1905:

NO Conventions were held at Crocknacrieve for the years 1905 and 1906.

The Impartial Reporter & Farmers Journal of Enniskillen, N. Ireland
1905, Feb 16,  Pg ? - Sunday With The Pilgrims - Scenes at Ballinamallard

The Irish Presbyterian:
1905,  Mar ,    Pg 38 -  A New Sect by Scrutator

The Impartial Reporter & Farmers Journal of Enniskillen, N. Ireland
1905, Mar 23,  Pg 7 - The Tramps or Pilgrims - A Presbyterian Comment

Irish Independent (Dublin)
1905 March 28, p. 5 - The “Dippers” Again - They turn up in Co. Down

London Daily Mail ( England)
1905 March 29, p3 – Incursion of “Cooneyites”

Irish Independent (Dublin)
1905 March 30, p. 6 - The “Dippers” and the Donkey
1905 April 3, p. 2 - “Dippers’” Mission in County Wicklow
1905 April 25, p. 5 - Items of Interest – Baptisms of Cooneyites at Newbattle

The Anglo-Celt (Cavan)
1905 April 29, p. 7 - Enniskillen Jottings-Pilgrims Whereabouts

Irish Independent (Dublin)
1905 May 2, p. 5 - Cooneyites Assailed - A Quaint Baptismal Ceremony – Remarkable Scenes in Co. Tyrone

Kilsyth Chronicle, Kilsyth, Scotland
1905, May  5,  Pg 3 -  Baptisms in Banton Loch

The Anglo-Celt (Cavan)
1905 May 27, p. 9 - Enniskillen Jottings - 1,000 Bicycles of Dippers

Irish Independent (Dublin)
1905 June 3, p. 6 – “Dippers” in Trouble – Molested in Arklow – Scenes of Excitement
1905 June 6, p. 5 - “Dippers” at Enniskillen – Unsympathetic Onlookers

The Anglo-Celt (Cavan)
1905 June 10, p. 4 - Enniskillen Jottings – Edward Cooney Back in Enniskillen

Fermanagh Herald
1905 June 10, p4 - Dippers at Home - (John West--convention owner--performs baptism)

Irish Independent (Dublin)
1905 July 8, p. 5 - Dispersing “Dippers” – Street Scenes in Arklow
1905 June 21, p. 6 - "Dipping" Women in the West

The Anglo-Celt (Cavan)
1905 July 29, p. 11 - Enniskillen Jottings - Cooney's sister marrying Mr M'Connell

Irish Independent (Dublin)
1905 August 25, p. 5 - "Tramp Preachers" in Omagh

The Anglo-Celt (Cavan)
1905 September 16, p. 5 - Enniskillen Jottings – Dippers create religious upheaval
1905 September 30, p. 7 - Killeshandra - The Dippers

The Anglo-Celt (Cavan)
1905 November 4, p. 1 - ‘Dippers’ in Belturbet – Police Tell them to ‘Move On’

London Daily Mail ( England)
1905 December 26, p3 – No Sect, No Home

The Anglo-Celt (Cavan)
1905 December 30, p. 1 - Dipper’s House Burned – Origin Believed to be Accidental
1905 December 30, p. 12 - Enniskillen Jottings-19th Century Religious Novelty


Publications in 1906:

Irish Independent (Dublin)
1906 January 1, p. 6 - Dippers’ House Destroyed

Leitrim Observer (Carrick-on-Shannon)
1906 January 6, p. 3 - Manorhamilton News – Dippers at Eddy Trotter’s

Sunday Independent (Dublin)
1906 January 7, p. 6 - Odds and Ends of News – Breezy Bits – Dippers’ House Destroyed

The Anglo-Celt (Cavan)
1906 May 5, p. 1 - Aggressive ‘Dippers’ – Cooneyites in Irvinestown

Irish Independent (Dublin)
1906 May 7, p. 6 - Pithy Provincial News – Ulster - Cooneyites at Irvinestown

Sunday Independent (Dublin)
1906 May 27, p. 11 - Police Inquiry – “Dippers” and Discipline in Queen’s County

Nenagh Guardian (Nenagh)
1906 June 6, p. 2 - Cooneyites at Newtownards

Morning Leader, London
June 9, 1906 - Tramp Preachers in East Anglia; Strange Sect Converts Villagers
Weird Meetings - Homes Divided Through Zeal for the New Faith

Sunday Independent, Dublin
June 10, 1906 - The Tramps - Glorified into a New Sect - Weird Workers

Morning Leader, London
June 11, 1906 - East Anglian Tramp Missioners - Irish Leaders in Rural England - Sect's Genesis
Chief Missioner Explains the New Order's Claims
Mr. McClung states: Our mission was started by Wm. Irwin some 7-8 years ago.

Morning Leader, London
June 12, 1906 - Tramp Preachers - Protest Against Their Proselytising.
Ministers Condemn Decoying Abroad of Girls.

Morning Leader, London
1906, June 15, p. 5
Tramp Preachers' Defence - Decoying Girls Abroad Stoutly Denied
Following Apostolic Methods in all Things
RE:  Lizzie Coles

The Impartial Reporter & Farmers Journal of Enniskillen, N. Ireland
1906, June 21, p. 3 - Irish Tramp Preachers - A Mission in Suffolk
McClung States:  "Our Mission was started by Wm. Irwin some 7-8 years ago."

Impartial Reporter and Farmers' Journal
1906, June 28, p. 8 - More About the Pilgrims
Their Work in East Anglia - Converts Sent to Foreign Fields

Irish Independent (Dublin) (same as following article)
1906 July 18, p. 6 - “Tramp Pilgrims” - Big Baptism” at Belfast

The Impartial Reporter & Farmers Journal of Enniskillen, N. Ireland
1906, July 19, p5 - Monster Meeting of Pilgrims - Thousands of People Present

The Anglo-Celt (Cavan)
1906, July 28 , p. 8 - Co. Monaghan News – Monaghan Petty Sessions

Irish Independent (Dublin)
1906 August 14, p. 5 - Lively Times for the “Dippers.”

Irish Independent (Dublin)
1906 August 17, p. 6 - Items of Interest – “The Tide’s Out”

East Anglican Daily Times ( Ipswich) Founded 1897-98
1906 December 21 - Furious Farmer - Mission Hall Wrecked - Remarkable Evidence Before Magistrates

Lloyd’s Weekly News ( London, England)
1906 December 9, p15 – Suffolk Girl a Prisoner in Belfast (Mr. Wilson)
1906 December 23, p9B – Angry Father Wrecks a Mission Hall (Mr. Wilson)

Irish Independent (Dublin)
1906 December 24, p. 5 - "No Sect" Preacher–Lady Missionary’s Case (Mr. W.D.Wilson)


1907  The Fermanagh Times, Co. Fermanagh, N. Ireland 
(no longer in business - rival newspaper of the Impartial Reporter during the 1890s and early 1900s)
(should be some articles before this…)

1907 Feb   7, Pg 8 - Correspondence: The Pilgrims at Ballycassidy-John West replies
1907 Feb 14, Pg 6 - Correspondence: The Pilgrims at Ballycassidy-Question of Infant Baptism
1907 Feb 21, Pg 2 - Correspondence: The Pilgrims at Ballycassidy-John West replies
1907 Feb 28, Pg 3 - Correspondence: The Pilgrims at Ballycassidy-Question of Infant Baptism

1907, Mar 14, Pg 2 - Correspondence: The Pilgrims at Ballycassidy-Question of Infant Baptism
1907, Mar 21, Pg 7 - Correspondence: The Pilgrims at Ballycassidy-Question of Infant Baptism
1907, Mar 28, Pg ? - Correspondence: The Pilgrims at Ballycassidy-Question of Infant Baptism

1907, Apr   4, Pg 6 - Correspondence: The Pilgrims at Ballycassidy-Question of Infant Baptism
1907, Apr 11, Pg 7 - Correspondence: The Pilgrims at Ballycassidy-Question of Infant Baptism
1907, Apr 18, Pg 7 - Correspondence: The Pilgrims at Ballycassidy-Question of Infant Baptism
1907, Apr 25, Pg 7 - Correspondence: The Pilgrims at Ballycassidy-Question of Infant Baptism

1907, May 2
,  Pg 3 - Correspondence: The Pilgrim Controversy-Question of Infant Baptism
1907, May 9 -            (no article printed)
1907, May 16, Pg 2 - Correspondence: The Pilgrim Controversy-Question of Infant Baptism
1907, May 23, Pg 3 - Correspondence: The Pilgrim Controversy-Question of Infant Baptism
1907, May 30, Pg 6 - Correspondence: The Pilgrim Controversy-Question of Infant Baptism

1904, June  6
,  Pg 7 - Correspondence: The Pilgrim Controversy-Question of Infant Baptism
1907, June 13, Pg 6 - Correspondence: The Pilgrim Controversy-Question of Infant Baptism
1907, June 20, Pg ? - Correspondence: The Pilgrim Controversy-Question of Infant Baptism
                                (Ended with:   "This controversy is now closed.")


1907 Crocknacrieve Convention
The Impartial Reporter & Farmers Journal of Enniskillen, N. Ireland
1907, July 18, Pg 8 - Pilgrim Convention - At Crocknacrieve
1907, July 25, Pg 8 - The Pilgrim Convention - 2,000 Saints Attend
1907, Aug   1, Pg 5 - The Pilgrim Convention - Evangelist Interrupt a Meeting
1907, August - The Convention of 'Tramps.' Dean of Clogher Attacked (End of Convention) 
1907, Oct   3, Pg 8 - Anti-Tramp Campaign - Scenes in Enniskillen Townhall


Other Publications in 1907:

The Freethinker
1907, Jan 6    Pp. 6-7 - Wm. D. Wilson fined for wrecking "Tramp" mission hall

Lloyd's Weekly    (Quote: the first man that started the work)
1907, January 27 - The Go Preachers - Homes Broken Up as the Results of a New Mission Movement

Lloyd's Weekly 
1907, February 3 - History of the Origin of the Sect and Interview with the Leader

Free Press of Dublin, Wexford & Waterford 
1907, June 22 -The White Slave Trade - Protestant Protest Against “Evangelist”

The Courier (Dundee Scotland)
1907, February 13, p5
With whom did the movement begin? The first person to take up the work was Mr. Irvine who was at one time mine manager for Messrs Baird & Company in Glasgow.

Irish Independent (Dublin) Irish Independent (Dublin)
1907 April 11, p. 7 - “Little Wooden Hut” – “Evangelist’ ” Trouble – Failure of the Prosecutions

Sunday Independent (Dublin)
1907 April 14, p. 8 - Among the Crowd – St. Patrick’s Day Incident at Wexford

Lloyd’s Weekly News ( London, England)
1907 Apri14, p19 – Dippers Mobbed

The Freethinker
1907, May 26 Pg 328 - Cooneyite Baptism

Irish Independent (Dublin)
1907 August 20, p. 7 - The "Dippers" and their Ways

The Anglo-Celt (Cavan)
1907 August 24, p. 12 - A Dipper’s Bicycle

Irish Weekly Independent 
August 24, 1907 - The Dippers and their Ways

Publication unknown
September __?, 1907—circa. (Mtg was held Sept 23, 1907);
Impartial Reporter printed same information Oct. 3, 1907
Extraordinary Religious Meeting in Enniskillen
Strange Charges Against the Pilgrims - Local Leaders Reply for the Sect
RE:  Wilson’s Enniskillen townhall mtg – before Wests filed suit.

Irish Independent (Dublin)
1907 October 2, p. 5 - Englishman’s Crusade Against the “Dipper” Sect (Re: W.D.Wilson)

The Anglo-Celt (Cavan)
1907 October 5, p. 1 - An Indignant Father and Fermanagh Dippers (Re: W. D. Wilson)

London Daily Mail ( England)
1907 October 07, p5 – The “Go Preachers” (Mr. Wilson)

Irish Independent (Dublin)
1907 October 24, p. 5 -"Dippers" in Co. Cork – Protestant Prelate’s Views

John Bull publication published by Odhams Limited, London
1907 November 2

Irish Independent (Dublin)
1907 November 9, p. 8 - Ulster Farmer’s Will – Impeached by His Son who became a Cooneyite

Sunday Independent (Dublin)
1907 November 10, p. 5 - The “Cooneyites” – Fermanagh Man’s Romance

Irish Independent (Dublin)
1907 November 14, p. 7 - Derry “Tramp” Apostles – £12 Claim for a Burnt Hall--Thomas Elliott

The Anglo-Celt (Cavan)
1907 November 16, p. 1 - Son Disinherited for joining the ‘Cooneyites’

London Daily Mail ( England)
1907 November 22, p3 – “Go Preachers”

Irish Independent (Dublin)
1907 December 27, p. 2 - Denouncing "Dippers" – Curious Christmas Scenes (Re: W.D.Wilson)

The Anglo-Celt (Cavan)
1907 December 28, p. 1 - Denouncing “Dippers” – Curious Christmas Scenes

Sunday Independent (Dublin)
1907 December 29, p. 5 - Denouncing “Dippers” – Curious Christmas Scenes


1908, March - Impartial Reporter
(report reprinted from the San Francisco Call, of March 9, 1908)
The Tramps - Girls and Slaves - Alleged Traffic in Girls
Reward Offered in San Francisco - Alleged Selling of Girls by Missionaries

1908 Crocknacrieve Convention
The Impartial Reporter & Farmers Journal of Enniskillen, N. Ireland
1908, July   9, Pg 5 - The Tramp Preachers - Convention at Crocknacrieve
1908, July 16, Pg 5 - Tramp Preacher's Convention-Unprecedented Gathering at Crocknacrieve
1908, July 23, Pg 8 - Convention of Tramps - Held at Crocknacrieve
1908, July 23, Pg 5 - Fermanagh Mail S Erne Packet - The Tramps
1908, July 30, Pg 8 - Tramp Preachers Convention - More Abuse of the Clergy
1908, July 30, Pg 5 - The Tramps Again - Impressions of the Preachers
.
1908, Aug   6, Pg 8 - The Two Tramp Leaders - Messrs Wm. Irvine & Ed Cooney
1908, Aug   6, Pg 8 - To the Editor - Mr. Edward Cooney and His Tramp Followers
1908, Aug   8, Pg 5 - Fermanagh Herald - Mr. Cooney Speaks of his Family
1908, Aug 13, Pg 8 - The Tramp Preachers - Plea for their Over-Zeal
1908, Aug 13, Pg 5 - Correspondence - The Tramp Preachers - Mr. Irvine Gone to America
1908, Aug 20, Pg 8 - The Recent Tramp Convention - Held at Crocknacrieve
1908, Aug 27, Pg 5 - The Tramps

1908, Sept   3, Pg5 - The Tramps Again - Strange Scene at Funeral
1908, Sept   3, Pg 5 - More of What the Tramp Preachers Believe
1908, Sept 10, Pg 5 - The Tramps
1908, Oct  22,         -  Pilgrims Presence Resented - Week of Turmoil in Swords


Other Publications in 1908:

The Irish Law Times Reports
1908 February 21, p112- Defendant attempts "to crush the Cooneyites."

Irish Independent (Dublin)
1908 April 4, p. 4 - Mad Religions – Some Splendid Quacks by J.H. Cox – The Dippers

The Courier (Dundee Scotland)
1908 July 17  - Cooneyites at Crocknacrieve

Irish Independent (Dublin)
1908 July 23, p. 7 - Cooneyite Convention – Delegates form All Parts

Irish Independent (Dublin)
1908 July 24, p. 7 - Tatler’s Parade by Desmond Rushe - The Dippers

The Irish Daily Independent
1908, Oct  17
, Pg 5 - Week of Turmoil in Swords

Sunday Independent (Dublin)
1908 October 18, p. 4 - Dippers - Curious Sect Sets Swords in Uproar – Bands and Window Smashing


1909 Crocknacrieve Convention
The Impartial Reporter & Farmers Journal of Enniskillen, N. Ireland
1909, July 29, Pg ? - The Tramps - Hold Annual Convention
1909, Aug   5, Pg 8 - The Tramp Preachers - Mr. Edward Cooney's Invective
1909, Aug 12, Pg 8 - The Tramps Convention - A New Phase!
1909, Aug 12, Pg 5 - The Tramps - By One Disinterested
1909, Aug 12, Pg 3 - The Commissariat at Crocknacrieve - Composition of Gathering
1909, Aug 19, Pg 8 - The Tramps Convention - Attendance Much Smaller

Death of Alfred Carson Cooney - Edward Cooney's Brother - Ruled a Suicide
September 2, 1909
- Impartial Reporter 
September 2, 1909 - Fermanagh Times (2 articles)
September 2, 1909 - Fermanagh Times
September 4, 1909 - Fermanagh Herald - Tragic death of Mr. A. C. Cooney, solicitor
September 4, 1909, p.1 - Anglo-Celt - Tragic Death of Alfred Cooney. Edward Cooney's brother


1909, Sept   2, Pg 8 - A Methodist Minister Replies To Questions Asked by Tramps
1909, Sept   9, Pg 8 - Letters to the Editor - The Tramp Preachers

1909, Sept 16, Pg ? - More Answers - By Methodist Minister
1909, Sept 23, Pg 8 - Letters to the Editor - The Tramp Preachers And The Methodist

1909, Oct    1, Pg ? - No Collections
1909, Oct    7, Pg 8 - The Tramp Preachers
1909, Nov   4, Pg ? - The Tramp Preachers - Letters to the Editor - WCT's Articles
1909, Nov   4, Pg ? - WCT's Reply - It was Not Immersion

1909, Sept   2, Pg 8 -  1st  Article: "The Jesus Way. Do They Follow it?"
1909, Sept   9, Pg 5 -  2nd Article: "The Jesus Way. Do They Follow it?"
1909, Sept 16, Pg 5 -  3rd Article: "The Jesus Way. Do They Follow it?"
1909, Sept 23, Pg 5 -  4th Article: "The Jesus Way. Do They Follow it?"
1909, Sept 30, Pg 2 -  5th Article: "The Jesus Way. Do They Follow it?"
1909, Oct    7, Pg 8 -   6th Article: "The Jesus Way. Do They Follow it?"
1909, Oct  14, Pg 5 -   7th Article: "The Jesus Way. Do They Follow it?"
1909, Oct  21, Pg ? -   8th Article: "The Jesus Way. Do They Follow it?"
1909, Oct  28, Pg 5 -   9th Article: "The Jesus Way. Do They Follow it?"
1909, Nov   4,  Pg 5 - 10th Article: "The Jesus Way. Do They Follow it?"



Other Publications in 1909:


Nenagh Guardian (Nenagh)
1909 June 23, p. 2 - “Dippers” (Cooneyites) in Borrisokane

Irish Independent (Dublin)
1909 July 22, p. 6 - Pithy Provincial News – Ulster – “Dippers” Annual Meeting held at Drum

The Anglo-Celt (Cavan)
1909 July 24, p. 9 - Drum – “Dippers” at Drum

Nenagh Guardian (Nenagh)
1909 July 28, p. 4 - Dippers Annual Meeting at Drum, Co. Monaghan

The Anglo-Celt (Cavan)
1909 August 4, p. 5 - Strange “Revival” Scenes

Irish Independent (Dublin)
1909 August 4, p. 6 - News in a Nutshell – “Dippers” in Convention, Ballinamallard

London Daily Mail (England)
1909 August 04, p3 – Awaiting the Millennium-Sleeping in Open Air

The Anglo-Celt (Cavan)
1909 August 6, p. 7 - Amazing Sect – “Cooneyite” Congress in the North – How the “Dipping” Ceremony is Performed

Leitrim Observer (Carrick-on-Shannon)
1909 August 7, p. 1 - Energetic “Revival” - How the Cooneyites Await the Millennium

Lloyd’s Weekly News (London, England)
1909 August 08, p4 –Doings of a Sect whose Leader Renounced a Fortune

The Gleaner
1909 August 13, p4 – Curious Sect Gain 2,000 Converts

Irish Independent (Dublin)
1909 August 13, p. 7 - Dippers’ Convention in Fermanagh

The Anglo-Celt (Cavan)
1909 August 14, p. 10 - Ballytrain Notes – Convention in Ballinamallard

Hackney Express ( England)
1909 September 04, p2 – Irish Solicitor’s Suicide (Alfred Cooney)

The Fermanagh Herald
1909, Sept 4  - Tragic death of Alfred C. Cooney (Ed Cooney's brother)

The Anglo-Celt (Cavan)
1909 September 4, p. 1- Enniskillen Tragedy – Well Known Solicitor’s Death (Alfred Cooney)

Century Path Weekly Illustrated
1909, November 7, Vol XIII No. 1 - Cooneyites holding convention, awaiting millenium

The Anglo-Celt (Cavan)
1909 November 20, p. 2 - “Tramp Pilgrims” Holding Meetings in Orange Hall


1910 Crocknacrieve Convention

The Impartial Reporter & Farmers Journal of Enniskillen, N. Ireland
1910, July   7, Pg ? - Tramp Preachers' Convention - Opens at Crocknacrieve
1910, July 14, Pg 5 - The Pilgrims - The Convention
1910, July 21, Pg 8 - The Pilgrim Convention - Mr. Cooney Arrives
1910, July 28, Pg ? - The Convention at Crocknacrieve - Outline of Proceedings
1910, Aug   4, Pg 5 - The Tramps' Convention - Silence of Mr. Irvine
1910, Aug 25, Pg 8 - The Tramp Preachers - Doctrines they Preach


Other Publications in 1910:

Nenagh Guardian (Nenagh)
1910 June 25, p. 3 - Publication – “The Cooneyites or Dippers” by Canon Armstrong, Rector of Templederry

Irish Independent (Dublin)
1910 July 5, p. 5- Items of Interest – Cooneyite Convention - Wm. Irvine, Founder

The Anglo-Celt (Cavan)
1910 July 7, p. 7 - The “Cooneyites” – Strange Pilgrims in Co. Fermanagh

Nenagh Guardian
July 9, 1910, p. 6 - "Mr. Wm. Irvin [Irvine], the founder of the sect is in attendance"

The Freeman's Journal
July 7, 1910 - "...the principal preacher is Mr. Wm. Irvine, one of the founders of the sect"

Nenagh Guardian (Nenagh)
1910 July 9, p. 6 - General News – Convention at Crocknacrieve

Nenagh Guardian (Nenagh)
1910 July 9, p. 2- Reviews of booklet – “The Cooneyites or Dippers” by Rev. Canon Armstrong, B.A.

East Anglican Daily Times (Partidge v. Wilson)
1910 October 18 - Public Apology by W. D. Wilson to Partridge

East Anglia Times, Suffolk & Essex England
1910, Oct 18  - Apology of William Dennis Wilson for Libel of Mr/s Charles T. Partridge, Stowmarket

The Church of Ireland Gazette
1910, November 4, p. 921- "Results of Cooneyism" pamplet for sale by Wilson, Cretingham, Suffolk, England

Ulster Towns Directory, 1910; Enniskillen, County Fermanagh
List of Post Office, Places of Worship, Public Institutions and Inhabitants


Publications in 1911:

Nenagh Guardian (Nenagh)
1911 January 14 - Notes and News: Dippers

Nenagh Guardian (Nenagh)
1911 April 15, p. 5 - Cloughjordan Fair “Preaching”

1911 Crocknacrieve Convention
The Impartial Reporter & Farmers Journal of Enniskillen, N. Ireland
1911, July  6  - 1911 Convention at Crocknacrieve
1911, July 27 - 1911 Convention at Crocknacrieve

The Anglo-Celt (Cavan)
1911 October 14, p. 8 - Death of an Aghabog Cooneyite – Joseph Thompson

The Anglo-Celt (Cavan)
1911 October 28, p. 5 - Sherlock – Evangelisers



NOTE:  There were no conventions held at Crocknacrieve during 1912. Conventions were held at Belfast, Ireland on Leadbetter Steet, off Shankhill Road in a shed (Robert Elliott). Also a convention was started at Carrick House in Co. Laois on John Pearson's property.  And a convention was held at Nutfield, near Brookeborough, Co. Fermanagh, Ireland on Robert A. McClung's premises (brother of Wilson McClung).

Publications in 1912:

Fermanagh Times: John & Wm. West v. Wilson, et al)
1912 January 4 - Apology by W. D. Wilson to Messrs West
1912 January 14, p.5 - Local Libel Suit Settled - £100 Damages and Full Apology by W. D. Wilson
Note: Jan 4 and 14th articles above are dated 1912--but this is a mistake.
1912 January 25 p. 6- W.D.Wilson Letter to Editor re case settlement
1912 February 8, p. 5 - Mr. Wilson and the Pilgrims
1912 February 22 - W. D. Wilson and the Pilgrims

The People of London - NOTE: Cooney & List filed libel suit over this article.
1912, July 14, p. 5 - The Cooneyites - Charges Against the Tramp Preachers

The Impartial Reporter & Farmers Journal of Enniskillen, N. Ireland:
1912 July 25, p. 5 - The Pilgrims - Convention near Brookeborough - Roman Catholics Attend a Service
1912 July 25, p. 3 - Tramp Preachers - Hubbub In Suffolk - Wilson and His Charges - Some of Them Quite Untrue
1912, Aug  8, p. 7 - The Pilgrims (Convention at Nutfield, Brookeborough, Ireland)

1912 July 25, p. 6 - Fermanagh Times - Mr W. D. Wilson and the Pilgrims
1912 July 25, p, 8 - Fermanagh Times - Convention of "Pilgrims" at Nutfield
1912 August 1, p.8 - Fermanagh Times - An Alleged "Pilgrim" Abduction Case (by Ellen Wilson)

Irish Daily Telegraph, Dublin 
1912 October 9 - Cooney's Mission Tent Burned

November 14, 1912 pp. 2063-64 - House of Commons Parliamentary Debates Official Report re Cooneyites at Enniskillen

Irish Independent (Dublin)
1912 November 15, p. 7- A Slander on Enniskillen (Re: W. D. Wilson)

The Anglo-Celt (Cavan)
1912 November 23, p. 1 - Alleged Libel on the Cooneyite Sect (Re: W.D.Wilson)


CANADIAN NEWSPAPERS & WHITE SLAVE TRAFFIC:

Newspapers in Napan, New Brunswick, Canada:
1912, Feb 29    The High School Times - The Go-Preachers
1912, Mar 21   Slanderous Charges Against Evangelists Refuted by Evidence from England

The World (Chatham Newspapers - New Brunwick, Canada):
RE: Go Preachers- printed shortly after John Cook & Cecil Buzby brought Gospel to Napan, New Brunswick, Canada.
1912, March    The World (Chatham Newspapers - New Brunswick, Canada)
1912, Mar 21   Go-Preachers have Gone from Napan
1912, Apr  10   Unseemly Conduct of Prayer Meeting Attendants
1912, Apr 12    Napan Correspondent
1912, Apr 27    That Napan Controversy
1912, May 7-8  Napan Notes


The Impartial Reporter & Farmers Journal of Enniskillen, N. Ireland

1913 Crocknacrieve Convention  - LAST large scale Convention held (WWI started in 1914)

1913, July   3, Pg 8 - Pilgrim Convention - at Crocknacrieve
1913, July 10, Pg 5 - Pilgrim Convention - A Large Gathering
1913, July 31, Pg 8 - Go-Preachers Convention - Some Strange Sentiments


Other Publications in 1913:

Impartial Reporter
1913, Jan 30, Pg ? - Pilgrims' Tent Burned - Claim for Compensation (Cooney's tent)

Irish Independent (Dublin)
1913 January 31, p. 5- Pithy Provincial News – Ulster Tent Burning

Irish Independent (Dublin)
1913 May 15, p. 7 - “Cooneyite” Sect – Sensational Charges – Question of Venue of Trial (Re: W. D. Wilson)

The Anglo-Celt (Cavan)
1913 May 17, p. 8 - From Day to Day (Re: W.D.Wilson)

Sunday Independent (Dublin)
1913 May 18, p. 4 - “Cooneyites” – Amazing Charges in Irish Case – Question of Venue (Re: W.D.Wilson)

Irish Independent (Dublin)
1913 June 7, p. 3 - “Cooneyite” Case – Grave Charges Involved (Re: W.D.Wilson)

Sunday Independent (Dublin)
1913 June 8, p. 5 - “Cooneyites” Case Again in the Courts – Grave Charges (Re: W.D.Wilson)

Bristol Times & Mirror (Burfitt v. Hayward)
1913 July 12, p9 - Singular Action for Libel

Western Daily Press (Burfitt v. Hayward)
1913 July 12, p8 - The Go-Preachers Alleged Libel: Somerset Vicar as Defendant

The Times (London) (Burfitt v Hayward)
1913 July 14 p2 - The Sect of "Go-Preachers" - Libel action concluded

Bristol Times & Mirror (Burfitt v. Hayward)
1913 July 14, p9 - Singular Action for Libel

July 14, 1913? - probable date (No publication name or date)  (Burfitt v. Wilson)
Go Preachers Libelled by a Vicar – Somerset Villagers Awarded Fifty Pounds damages – Strange Sequel to a Revival.

Impartial Reporter
1913, July 17, Pg 8 - Go Preachers - Win An Action

Fermanagh Times (maybe) (Burfitt v. Hayward)
1913 July__? - Libel Action - Claim Against a Somerset Vicar - The Sect of “Go Preachers”

Fermanagh Times
1913 July 17, p. 8 - Action by 'Pilgrims' - English "Go Preacher" Awarded £50 Damages

Fermanagh Times (maybe) (Burfitt v. Hayward)
1913 July 24 - The Pilgrims-Their Beliefs and Practices As Stated by Themselves in Libel Action Againsst Clergyman

Irish Independent (Dublin)
1913 October 31, p. 7- In the Law Courts – Alleged Libel (RE: W. D. Wilson)

Irish Independent (Dublin) (Cooney & List v. The People, Ltd)
1913 December 12, p. 7 - Alleged Freak Sect – Strange Statements – Damages Against Newspaper
1913 December 12 - Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, West Yorkshire, England (same article as above)

Yorkshire Telegraph and Star
1913 December 11 p5 - "Go" Preachers.  Allegations which were Without Foundation.  Libel Suit Settled.  A Remarkable Story from Suffolk.

London Daily Mail (England)  (Cooney & List v. The People, Ltd)
1913 December 12, p4 – Cooneyites – Libels on a New Religious Sect

Irish Times, The
1913 December 12 - Libel Actions by Cooneyites - A Settlement and Damages Paid

The Times (London)  (Cooney & List v. The People, Ltd)
1913 December 13 p3 - The "Go Preachers": Libel on a Religious Sect.

Impartial Reporter
1913, Dec 18, Pg 3 - Go-Preachers - Awarded Damages - Mr. Eddy Cooney Wins

The Freeman's Journal (Cooney v. Wilson)
1913 December 23?, p. 10 - “The Cooneyites” – Libel Action Settled


Publications beginning in 1914: (World War I started in 1914)

The Impartial Reporter & Farmers Journal of Enniskillen, N. Ireland
1914 - Four Day Coolhill Convention, Eglish (near Dungannon) Co. Tyrone, N. Ireland - Home of James Richardson
1914, July  9, Pg 8 - Pilgrims Camp - In Tyrone

Irish Independent (Dublin)
1914 July 24, p. 6 - A Lady’s Strange Suicide – Cooneyites and a Love Affair

Irish Independent (Dublin)
1915 July13, p. 6- Pithy Provincial News

Fermanagh Times (Ireland)
1915 November 18 - A Double Tragety in Fermanaghy as the Sillies River Claims Two Victims

Western Times ( England)
1916 March 29 – Wm. Pugsley denied conscientious objector status in military

Western Times ( England)
1916 April 13 – Frances Thomas Ward denied conscientious objector status in military

Irish Independent (Dublin)
1916 September 29, p. 5 - Lady Convert to “Cooneyite”

The Irish Times (Dublin)
1916, Sept 29, Pg 3 - The Cooneyites in Fermanagh

Fermanagh Herald
1916 October 7 - Wife who Joined the “Cooneyites. Application in Dublin Courts.

Southern Star (Skibbereen, West Cork, Ireland)
1916, October 7, p. 7- A Cooneyite Convert

Western Times ( England)
1916 Oct 27
– Frank Richards denied conscientious objector status in military


The Anglo-Celt (Cavan)
1917 January 13, p. 5
Clones Notes – Mission held in Scaron House, Clones

London  Daily Mail ( England)
1917 March 23"Testimony of Jesus" recognized as a religious denomination. Worker exempted.
John Baillie, worker given military exemption as minister of The Testimony of Jesus

Fermanagh Times (Fermanagh Co. N. Ireland)
1917 March 29 p4 - Pilgrims recognized as a religious body. Worker exempt

Ideas (a periodical)
1917, July 13, Pg 2 - Romance of the "Tramp Preachers"

The Impartial Reporter & Farmers Journal of Enniskillen, N. Ireland
1917, July 19, Pg 6 - The Tramp Preachers - Or Go Preachers

The Courier (Dundee, Scotland)
1917 August 29
- Arthur James Baker denied conscientious objector status in military

The Courier, p5 (Dundee, Scotland)
1920, December 9 - How St. Monans went "Dry" - Cooneyites


Execution of Pearson Brothers at Coolacrease)

Kings County Chronicle, Parsontown, Ireland
July 7, 1921
See also:
The Sunday Business Post, Ireland
2007, Oct 28, Pg 40 - When history and hearsay collide
The Tribune, Ireland
2007, Nov 7, Pg 15 - The Pearsons of Coolacrease



The Anglo-Celt (Cavan)
1921 July 30, p. 3 - “Dippers” at Clones

The Irish Times (Dublin)
1923 January 26 - 3/7 RE:  Cooneyites
(Need article--can be accessed from reading room of National Library of Ireland in Dublin)

The Freeman's Journal
1923 July 7, p. 8 - Sea Baptism - Notes From Ulster by Ulad

Irish Independent (Dublin)
1923 October 15, p. 11 - Catholic Teachers – Six-County Education Act

The Courier (Dundee, Scotland)
1924, April 19 - Strange Preachers in Peterhead

The Anglo-Celt (Cavan)
1924 November 22, p. 8 - Cooneyites in Ardlogher

Evening Telegraph & Post ( Belfast, N. Ireland)
1928 March 9 - 1926 Census Analysis - Belfast’s Sixty Sects – City’s Diversity of Faiths
RE:  33 Testimony of Jesus (13 males; 20 females)

Sunday Independent (Dublin)
1929 November 24, p. 10 - When We Were Young – Cooneyites or “Water Dippers”

Sunday Independent
1930, July 27, Pg 4 - The "Dippers": a Queer Ulster Sect - A Story of the Irish "Hot Gospellers" (Edward Cooney) by John J. Scollon

1940 Gortaloughan Convention (3 miles from Enniskillen)
The Impartial Reporter & Farmers Journal of Enniskillen, N. Ireland
1940, June 27, Pg ? - Where Our People Worship - In an Upper Room
1940, July  11, Pg ? - The Saints Unite - Convention Near Enniskillen


Death of William Irvine
(March 9, 1947)

The Palestine Post, now The Jerusalem Post
1947, Mar 10, Pg 2 - Obituary of Wm. Irvine

The Palestine Post, now The Jerusalem Post
1947, March 20, Pg 2 - Notice of Probate of Wm. Irvine's Will

The Impartial Reporter & Farmers Journal of Enniskillen, N. Ireland
1947,  Mar 16, William Irvine Dead - The Apostle of the Pilgrims

The Sunday Post, Lanarkshire, Scotland
1947, Mar 16,  Pg? -  William Irvine Had to Go (Announcement of William Irvine's Death)

The Palestine Post, now The Jerusalem Post
1947, March 20, Pg 2 - Probate of Last Will of Wm. Irvine

The Sunday (Palestine) Post, now The Jerusalem Post
1947, May 25, Pg 6 - A Man They Were Proud to Know


The Belfast Gazette
1950 June 23, pg 158- Notice of Charitable Requests
Estate of Wm. Henry bequeathed to George Walker

The Irish Press
1951, March 14, Pg 6 - Sixty Years in Fermanagh
RE: George Coalter's Memoirs - Refers to Edward Cooney

The Impartial Reporter & Farmers Journal of Enniskillen, N. Ireland
1951, May 1, The Whitest Man I Have Met (Ed Cooney)

1954, A Spiritual Fraud Exposed, written & published by Doug Parker, Australia

1960, June 23, The Impartial Reporter & Farmers Journal of Enniskillen, N. Ireland
A Great Figure Passes
RE: Death of Edward Cooney

Life of Faith (now Parentwise, Surrey, England)
1960, July 14,  Vol. 84, No. 3701: Cooneyites Lose Their Leader


USA and Canada

1904, December 1, Pg 4 - Weekly Gazette, Colorado Springs, Colorado
New Pilgrim's Progress in Ireland
EARLIEST NEWSPAPER ARTICLE FOR USA FOUND TODATE!!

Indianapolis News (Indiana) 
1921 September 26, p11
Religious Group led by "Tramp Preachers" in State Convention
RE: McCordsville on George Helms property

Washington Times (Maryland USA)
1908 September 16, p. 1 - Irvinites Driven from Baltimore suburb by Enraged Citizens - Met with Pistols

Washington Post (Maryland USA)
1908 September 17, p. 2 - Irvinites Pull up Stakes

Altoona Tribune (Altoona, Pennsylvania)
1908 September 17 p12 - What a Mob Did - Set Fire to Two Tents Used by religious Sect

Atlanta Constitution (Georgia)

1909 August 04, p1 – 2,000 “Cooneyites” pray for Millennium

The Bend Bulletin (Bend, Oregon)
1909, August 11, p3 - 2,000 Cooneyites awaiting end of world in Dublin

Daily Telegraph (Atlantic, Iowa)
1909 August 04, p1 – Think Millennium is at Hand

Evening Record (Greenville, Pennsylvania)
1909 August 04, p1 – Prepare for Millennium

Fitchburg Daily Sentinel (Maine)
1909 August 04, p8 – “Cooneyites” Awaiting Call to Glory

Galveston Daily News (Texas)
1909 August 04, p6 – Irish Expect Millennium

Iola Daily Register (Kansas)
1909 August 04, p8 – Cooneyites Ready for the Millennium

New York Times (New York)
1909, Aug  4, p3 - Cooneyite Crowds Await the Millennium
1909, Aug  6, p4 - Cooneyites Await the Millennium

Warren Evening Mirror (Pennsylvania)
1909 August 04, p7 – Cooneyites Expect the Millennium

The Telegraph (Atlantic, Iowa)
1909 August 06, p1 – Cooneyites Think Millennium is at Hand

Reno Evening Gazette (Nevada)
1909 August 11, p4 – Millennium is now due

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (Alaska)
1909 August 17, p2 – Out of It and Glad of itDes Moines Daily News (Iowa)
1909 September 07, p8 – Cooneyites Hold 3 rd Conference in Ireland

Waterloo Evening Courier
1909 September 21, p12 – Dippers Ready for Millennium

Oakland Tribune (California)
1909 October 03, p38 – Faithful Cooneyites

Adams County Free Press
1910 April 30, p10 – Meeting by Glen Smith and Hugh Doak

1911 The Lancaster Record, Lancaster, Kentucky 
RE:  1911, Convention at Lancaster, KY
See Photo 1912 Lancaster, KY Conv.

Lethbridge Daily Herald (Alberta, Canada)
1910 August 29, p7 – “Go Preachers” were Attacked


RE:  Sister Worker Ida Hawkins

Atlanta Constitution ( Georgia, USA)

1907 December 15 p4  - Go Preachers a Strange Sect

Atlanta Constitution (Georgia, USA)
1912 March 13, p8 – Girls Hold Revival in Mt. Airy School (Ida Hawkins & Ida McLaughlin)

The Atlanta Journal (Atlanta, Georgia)
1914, Apr 19 -  Pg ? - Like Apostles of Old, Young Girl is Preaching in N. Georgia(Ida Hawkins)

Evening Independent (Mt. Airy, Georgia, USA)
1914 April 22, p7 – Members of Cult think Girl Leader is Superhuman (Ida Hawkins)

Lockhaven Express (Georgia, USA)
1914 September 15, p2 – Girl 20 Founds New Cult in Georgia Hills

Trenton Evening Times (USA)
1914 November 17, p11 – Beautiful Girl & Brother Preaching on Georgia’s Hills (Ida Hawkins)


Newspapers in Napan, New Brunswick, Canada:
1912, Feb 29    The High School Times - The Go-Preachers
1912, Mar 21   Slanderous Charges Against Evangelists Refuted by Evidence from England

The World (Chatham Newspapers - New Brunwick, Canada)
RE: Go Preachers- printed shortly after John Cook & Cecil Buzby brought Gospel to Napan, New Brunswick, Canada.
1912, March    The World (Chatham Newspapers - New Brunswick, Canada)
1912, Mar 21   Go-Preachers have Gone from Napan
1912, Apr  10   Unseemly Conduct of Prayer Meeting Attendants
1912, Apr 12    Napan Correspondent
1912, Apr 27    That Napan Controversy
1912, May 7-8  Napan Notes

Kokomo Daily Tribune ( Indianapolis, Indiana)
1921 September 27, p7 – Tramp Preachers hold annual Convention in McCordsville, Indiana

1931 Millbrook, Ontario, Canada Convention
1931, July 9, Pg ? - With the Saints - Fermanagh Convention Scenes  


1931 Great Falls (MT) Tribune - Attempted Murder of Tom Lyness, Worker
1931, Dec 11, Pg   6 - Evangelist is Wounded at Bozeman - Barber from Pony Seriously Injures Tom Lyness In Hotel Lobby
1931, Dec 12, Pg   5 - Evangelist Wounded at Bozeman is not Expected to Live
1931, Dec 20, Pg   2 - Sumner Arraigned for Shooting Affair
1931, Mar 23, Pg   6 - Jury for Sumner Murder Trial to be Chosen Today
1932, Mar 25, Pg   ? - Shot Evangelist in Defense, Plea
1932, Mar 26, Pg 13 - Pony Barber Held Guilty of Assault in Bozeman Trial
1932, Mar 30, Pg   9 - Barber at Pony is Sentenced to Serve 12 Years in Prison
1936, Nov 28, Pg   3 - Wife Opposes Parole of Prisoner Husband

Havre Daily News ( Montana)
1931 December 10, p2 – Evangelist Shot (Tom Lyness)

Billings Gazette ( Montana)
1931 December 11, p1 – Barber Shoots Evangelist at Bozeman MT


Impartial Reporter
1933, July 13 - Brookeborough N. Ireland Convention

The Cabinet Press
1936 - Reported in The Cabinet Press dated August 4, 2011
RE: Milford, New Hampshire convention in 1936

Bismarck Tribune ( North Dakota)
1937 April 10, p5 - Rev. Haakonson Discusses Cooneyites at Church
1937 April 10, p8 - Rev. Haakonson Discusses Cooneyites at Church

Coshocton Tribune
1938 April 8, p8 – Rev Eldon Tenniswood officiating at Funeral of Esther J. Eckelberry

Impartial Reporter
1941 May 15 - The Cooneyites

Arizona Republic (Phoenix, AZ)
1941 May10, p31 – Itinerant Pracher Leaves Monument in Birmingham (Ed Cooney)

Adrian Daily Telegram (Michigan)
1942 November 07, p6 – Death of Mrs. Everett W. Tenniswood
1942 November 10, p6 – Death & Funeral of Ellen May Tenniswood

Life Magazine
1945,  March 5, Santo Tomas is Delivered (RE: American soldiers free 3,700 US WW2 prisoners in Pp 25-29;  Manilla, Philipines) See Pp 26-27:  Photos of (worker) Ernest Stanley, "a missionary who worked as an interpreter during the talks between Colonel Brady and the Japanese."

Oakland Tribune, Oakland, California
1957, Mar 29, 700 Attend Rites for John Carroll (Jack Carroll)

The Vandalia Newspaper. Fayette County, Illinois
RE: Vandalia, IL Convention
August 30, 1958 By Don Pennington.
Christian group has been meeting at Biggs farm for 21 years. All available space is used to house 800 at the convention.


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