April 6th 1898
At Upper Dyke Village, March 23rd, to Mr. and Mrs. H.S. Dodge, a daughter.
At Kentville, March 18th, to Mr. and Mrs. Geo Chase, a son.
At Wolfville, on Tuesday, March 24th, to Mr. and Mrs. John Kaye, a daughter.
At Hortonville on Tuesday, 22nd ult., to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph King, a son.
At Wolfville, on March 24th, to Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Woodman, a daughter.
At Billtown, March 31st, by Rev M.P. Freeman, Rev Horace Kinsman, of Verona, Penn., and Myra, daughter of C.B. Lamont, of Billtown.
At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Morris, Berwick, on Saturday evening, March 26th, by Rev D.H. Simpson, B.D. Frank Spicer and Mrs. Eva Anderson, of Aylesford.
At Church Street, March 24th, Walter Gordon, infant son of Walter and Cassie Mitchell, aged 4 mos.
At the residence of Mr. Leonard Rockwell, Church Street, on Thursday, March 17th, Lavinia Bowles, in the 75th year of her age.
Mr. Geo E. Pineo arrived from his western trip on Saturday.
Mr. J.H. Mosher and family left Berwick on Monday for Kentville where they will in future reside.
Mr. Frank Abbott has moved into the house owned by Rev A.S. Tuttle.
Mrs. Andrews has returned from the Millinery opening, and is now prepared to show the latest styles in this line.
Since last writing winter has nearly left us and now we here the voices of spring birds and the robin which reminds us that the time is near at hand when Mother Nature will put on her new spring jacket. We suspect the color will be "green", she is not subject to changes in fashion.
One peculiar thing was noticed about canning during the past winter and that was that all the robins did not leave the country. There was at least one noticed on several different occasions during the winter and frequently on the coldest day.
The S. S. "Beaver", Capt. J. H. Potter, has already made several trips to St. John. The little steamer has had a good trade so far this spring. We hope it may continue.
Mr. Joseph Harris, who has been attending Military School in Kingston, Ontario, for the past three months, returned home on Saturday last.
Dr. G. L. Foster, who has lately been to Ottawa and will soon start for the Klondike is spending a few days in Canning.
Canning will have quite a showing in the western country before long. There will be quite a number start from here next week among whom will be Capt. Edwin Holmes and Mr. Dan Bigelow. These are not going to the Klondike but Canning will not be without representatives there. Mr. Wallace Parker expects to leave soon for the "Golden" North. Probably others will go later.
A most successful entertainment was given by the members of Court "Habitant" No. 1051 I. O. F., on Friday evening last. The programme consisted of music, both vocal and instrumental, speeches on "Forestry" and comic readings. Several selections were given by the Canning quartette, which consisted of Messrs John Brown, E. P. Grant, J. R. Forbes and J. A. Northup. One of the most pleasing selections was a song by Mr. J. A. Northup "There isn't much in it just now," The address of the High Chief Ranger, E. J. Hiseler, dealt with the Foresters as an insurance society. His report showed the order to be in good standing and that the insurance system of the order compared favorably with any of the old line companies doing business in the United States and Canada. The visit of the H. C. R. has been the means of securing several new applications for our Court.
Bicycles have commenced to re-appear on our streets. About every other man you meet is acting as agent or else has a second had wheel to sell.
Mr. Delos Holmes, who has been ill for some time, died quite suddenly last Sabbath morning.
Rev. Mr. Hale occupied the pulpit of the Methodist church last Sabbath evening.
Rev. E. O. Taylor will deliver two lectures in Canning this week on the temperance question.
Mr. Brayley, the lightning chalk artist, will give an entertainment in Canning some time soon. He is highly spoken of and should have a good audience.
Physician, Surgeon and Accoucheur
OFFICE - Post Office Building.
RESIDENSE - F. McIntosh's
University and the London Hos-
Office at residence of S.C. PARKER, BERWICK.
BICYCLE REPAIRING. Also
HENRY R. NELSON,
Whitening, Kalsomining, Paper Hanging,
ORDERS PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO
WATERVILLE, July, 3, '97.
In order to close out our
S.W. EATON, L.D.S.
1st week, beginning first
Monday of each
2nd week, over L.O. Neily's
Remainder of time at his home near Canning.
Dr. T.A. CROAKER, D.D.S.
Graduate of Philadelphia Dental College,
Begs leave to announce to his friends
Crown and Bridge Work Specialties.
Dry Goods Co. Ltd.
Will have a special opening of
On Thursday, April 7th.
Extra bargains in
Now arriving blouses, wrappers, belts, and ties.
Farnsworth Building, Aylesford,
Apr. 6th, 1898.
Received too late for last issue.
The singing school held in this place this winter, under the tuition of Prof. Brown, of Margaretville, closed on Monday evg., Mar. 21st, and on Tuesday evg. The class, assisted by their teacher, gave a concert in D. B. Parker's Hall. Notwithstanding the bad state of the roads the Hall was filled. The programme was as follows: -
Opening Chorus, "Once more this day."
Solo, Miss Etna Ogilvie
Double Quartette, Sophia Parker, Jennie Craig, Stanley Armstrong, Boyd Parker, Jennie McBride, Lu Cahill, Jas. Cahill, Capt, J. Cook.
Solo, Miss Eva Balcom
Solo, Miss Mabel Collins
Duet, Daisy Slocomb, Adelia McBride
Solo, Miss Sophia Parker
Male Quartette, Capt. Will Cook, Stanley Armstrong, Jas. Cahill, Sutton Armstrong
Solo, Stanley Armstrong
Solo Capt. W. Cook
Duet, Sophia Parker, Stanley Armstrong
Closing Chorus, "We'll never say goodbye in Heaven"
Mr. Brown has taught a very successful school here this winter. He is well known as a careful and pains-taking teacher, both vocally and instrumentally, and has made a great many friends in this place who will be glad to welcome him here at any future time.
On Wednesday morning six of our young men started for Massachusetts. They were James Cahill, Capt. I. B. Slocomb, Jr., Clarence Spicer, Stanley Armstrong, Eldon Morris, and Vinton Coonan. We deeply regret that so many of our young men think it necessary to leave their homes. We wish them every success.
With the re-opening of spring our shipping has commenced. Capt. Frank Curry, in the "F. B. Loring" made the first trip from here this spring leaving last week for Rockland. Capt. Spicer, in the "Jessie" started on Saturday for St. John, Capt Cooks vessel, the "Sunshine," will leave Monday for French Cross, to load for Boston. The "Petrel" owned by Capt. I. B. Slocomb, has been stripped and will remain here for the summer. Capt. Joseph Chute is making extensive repairs on the "Dreadnought," preparing for the summer work.
The first fresh fish of the season were caught on Saturday, mar. 26th by Ed Curry, F. O. Ayer and Arley Morris.
We regret to say that Miss Jennie Brown is seriously ill and grave fears are entertained as to the result. Dr. Best is in attendance.
Mr. Noble Margeson arrived from Boston on Wednesday last.
Mrs. T. H. Saunders entertained the young folk from here on Thursday evg, Mr. 10th.
Miss Annie Clarke, of Margaretville, is visiting her uncle, Jas. Northrup.
The beautiful spring time is reviving the several industries among farmers and fishermen.
There is an extra amount of work going on at present, as we are having an iron bridge put in. Mr. Bell, of Shubenacadie, is the contractor. It will supply a long felt need. Travel on the east road to Canady Creek will be suspended for a few days.
There are not many visitors here at present.
Baxter Harbor Mount. :
The weather for the past three weeks has been delightful and the signs of spring are very cheering; but not so the roads which are truly in a fearful sate at present.
Mr. A. Sheffield and family have moved into this neighborhood.
Mr. C. Dorman, of Sheffield Mills, has moved into the house at Baxter Harbor, owned by Mr. Melvin, of Canning.
Mr. Weber and family are occupying the house owned by Simon Wood, Esq., near the Gospel Woods.
Those on our sick list are improving.
H. Fraser has gone to Cape Blomidon, where he has secured work for the summer.
Messrs. Al Kane and Frank Lyons left here a few days ago for Boston, where they intend spending the summer.
Religious services were held in the Hall on Sunday last, by Mr. H. Tupper, of North Scott's Bay.
By the burning of the steamer Whitelaw, on March 5th, at Skagway, 110 Klondikers lost their outfits. Skagway's entire gang of thugs and freebooters surrounded the vessel while the passengers were escaping over her side and carried off much of her cargo. The passengers, crazed by their misfortune, turned and fought with the looters for their property. Knives and guns were used freely and many persons were badly wounded. The weaker passengers lost everything, while the stronger ones saved partial outfits.
On Saturday, the 26th ult., Mr. and Mrs. James Craig and their daughter Ethyl started to visit Mrs. Henry Borden, Church Street. As they were turning the corner near Mr. Norman Robinson's one mile from Kentville the forward axle of the wagon broke and threw all three to the ground. The horse was frightened and ran off, leaving them struggling in the mud, but not much hurt. Mr. Robinson kindly came to their assistance, took them to his house and provided them with a team to take them to the end of their journey. The runaway horse went to Mr. Borden's, about one mile and a half, taking the wagon with it. The wagon was pretty badly wrecked and the horse bruised and cut. Mr. Craig borrowed a team from Mr. Borden and left his horse to get better and the wagon to be repaired. On Saturday last he got them both home but the horse is still lame.
On Sabbath morning Rev. E. O. Read baptized seven persons, who united with the Baptist church.
J. H. & J. G. Webster are doing quite a business making maple syrup.
Captain William Bullerwell has gone again for the summer to take charge of a grain steamer on the Great Lakes.
Mr. W. H. Forsythe, Coldbrook, has sold his farm to Mr. John Spittal and report says that Mr. Forsythe and family will come to Cambridge. We hope this is correct.
The Tea Social announced for next Friday evening, April 8th, at Mrs. O. W. F. Webster's promises to be worth attending as a good musical and literary programme is being prepared. We hope it will be well patronized, as the object is good, to repair the church.
Mrs. Addie Wheelock has purchased a cottage at Kingston Station and purposes moving soon. Though not going far from us, she will be missed from our village.
Mr. C. A. Tufts, who has been home from Halifax, for a few weeks, will soon be leaving for the purpose of completing his law course. We wish him much success.
We are sorry to have to report that Mrs. Chas. Woodworth continues very ill.
Miss Jessie Woodbury, who has been clerking for some time in Bridgewater, is spending a few weeks with her parents and other friends.
A number of the young people form here were very pleasantly entertained at the home of Miss Bessie Smith, Kingston Station, on the evening of the 25th.
Mrs. Ellis Ford left on the 22nd for a visit with relatives in Annapolis town.
Mr. Walter MacGregor, of Aylesford, has moved with his family to the farm of the late Capt. C. West.
Mr. L. P. Welton has sold his farm to Mr. Chas. Palmer, of Tremont, who will soon take possession.
Mrs. B. F. Saunders and little son, left on the 24th to rejoin her husband at their former home in Brockton, Mass.
We are sorry to have to record the death of our young friend, Mr. Fred Ruggles, who was so suddenly called away on the 24th, at the age of sixteen years, after being confined to the house only three days. The cause of his death was diabetes. Three physicians were called and all that medical aid could do was done but of no avail. The sorrowing family were forced to part with the loved one, but were comforted by the assurance that he had passed rejoicing, to the Home beyond. His remains were interred in the cemetery, Tremont, on the 26th. The entire community sympathize with the bereaved family in their sorrow.
We notice Mr. Millidge Messinger, of Brooklyn, N. Y. and Mr. T. B. Messinger, of Wolfville, N. S. among the late arrivals.
The church have recently placed in antifrost suction pump in the parsonage. The well was driven by Mr. Frank Foster, of Greenwood.
Pastor H. H. Saunders is holding special services at Tremont Mountain, and we hope (?) good may result.
Making "maple sugar" is all the rage here.
Misses. Naomi Nichols and Mabel Robinson, teachers at Lake George and Burlington, spent Saturday and Sunday at their homes here.
Our School, this year, is under the management of Miss Leora Webster, of Cambridge. The school is well attended and is progressing nicely.
A very pleasant time was spent, by the young folks, on the evening of "April Fool's day" at the home of Mrs. Lindley Nichols.
Mr. Arthur Beals left Nicholsville on Monday for Welsford, where he will remain for the summer.
Mr. Lex Nichols, student at Acadia Villa School, Horton, is expected home on Thursday.
Miss Alberta Webster, teacher at Millville, spent Saturday last with her sister, Miss Leora Webster.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Dunn, were the guests of Mrs. Lindley Nichols, on Wednesday.
Miss Theresa Nichols, of Lawrencetown, spent a few days with Mr. Charles Nichols, last week.
"Land of Evangeline" Route.
On and after Tuesday March 3rd,
1898, the steamship and train ser-
vice of this railway will be as fol-
Trains Will Arrive
Trains Will Leave
Royal Mail S.S. Prince Edward
By far the finest and fastest steamer ply-
ing out of Boston, leaves Yarmouth, N.S.,
every MON. and THUR, immediately
on arrival of the Express Trains arriving
in Boston early next morning. Returning,
leaves Long Wharf, Boston, every SUN-
DAY and WEDNESDAY at 4.30 p.m.
Unequalled cuisine on Dominion Atlantic
railway Steamers and Palace Car Express
Royal Mail Steamship
St John and Digby.
Monday, Wed., Thursday and Saturday.
Leaves St John at 7.15 a.m.
Arrive Digby 10.15 a.m.
Leaves Digby at 1.00 p.m.
Arrive St. John 4.00 p.m.
Trains are run on Eastern Standard Time
A KNIGHTLY HONOR Hon. F.W. Borden, Minister of Militia, has been appointed honorary associate or member of the fourth class of the Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, with the sanction and approval of Her Majesty Queen Victoria.