August 3rd 1898
At Kingston Village, 19th ult., to Mr. and Mrs. F.M. Munro, a daughter.
At Grand Pre, 11th ult., to Mr. and Mrs. L. Farris, a daughter.
At Avonport, July 18th, to Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Corey, a daughter.
At Avonport, July 25th, to Mr. and Mrs. Brenton Borden, a daughter.
At Lower Blomidon, July 18th, to Mr. and Mrs. Enos Lyons, a son.
At Wallbrook, 27th ult., to Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Kennedy, a daughter.
At Westfield Beach, N.B., July 18th, to Dr and Mrs. S.J. Jenkins, a daughter.
Pleasant Grove Farms:
Among the prettiest of the smaller farms of this valley may be mentioned those known as Pleasant Grove Farms at Melvern Square. These are owned by Mr. D. W. Smith, the well known and decidedly popular purser of the D.A.R. steamer Prince Edward. Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Nash, of Birmingham, England, are in charge of these farms and the manner in which they are kept shows that Mr. Nash is an able farmer and an expert orchardist. One orchard contains 110 apple trees in bearing, all choice winter varieties; the other is a young orchard of 150 apple trees and a few very choice pear trees. These orchards are set on both sides of the road. A row of massive maple trees, 24 in number, surrounds the cottage and grounds. The locality is a most excellent one and Mr. Smith is certainly to be congratulated on the possession of so desirable a property and on securing the services of as capable persons as Mr. and Mrs. Nash to care for it in his absence.
Searching for the Dead:
The steamer Hiawatha has gone in search of the bodies of the wife and daughter of Hon. John Dillon, of New York, with their nurse and maid, and the wife, son and three daughters of W. C. Perry, of Kansas City, drowned from LaBourgogne. The Compagnie General Trans-Atlantique were asked to make a search for the bodies, but declined, whereupon these two gentlemen undertook the work of seeking the bodies of these members of their own families. If other bodies are found they will be buried at sea and not left floating on the ocean. The steamer will steam direct for the point where the bodies were last reported to have been seen, and will then cruise for a month, if necessary, in the prosecution of her mission, touching at Sable Island to see if bodies have drifted ashore there.
H. D. McKenzie, of Halifax, is fitting out another vessel to start for LaBourgogne victims. He intends sending down the Bridgewater steamer Isaac Wade, loaded with coffins in order to pick up the bodies of any unfortunates lost in the disaster.
A Wolfville Wedding:
The marriage took place at Wolfville on Saturday morning at the residence of X. Z. Chipman, Esq. father of the bride, of J. Edgar Higgins, and Miss Nellie Tupper Chipman. The ceremony was performed by Rev. T. A. Higgins, D. D. uncle of the bridegroom, assisted by Rev. H. R. Hatch. Mr. Higgins has been appointed head of the department of agriculture in the Normal School, Honolulu. He is a son of Dr. D. F. Higgins, professor of mathematics in Acadia College.
The bride is a sister of Mrs. W. V. Higgins, missionary in India.
Mr. and Mrs. Higgins left on the Bluenose train, en route to Vancouver, whence they will take a steamer for Honolulu. They take with them the best wishes of a host of friends.
THOMAS DEARNESS, whose death occurred at Bridgetown recently, was a man who held a prominent place among the business men of that town. He was born in St. John about fifty years ago and on arriving at man's estate commenced business as a manufacturer of marble. The great fire of 1877 numbered Mr. Dearness among the victims, and the accumulations of his early manhood were entirely swept away. Later he removed to Bridgetown where he established again his old industry and became well and favorably known, not only locally, but throughout the valley.
The weather being very dull the farmers find it almost impossible to do much haying.
Our young people are anticipating a picnic at Blomidon some time in the near future.
Miss Oressa Thorpe and Miss Bertha Steele, who have been spending the last two years in Massachusetts, have returned to their homes.
Miss Daisy Tupper, who has been visiting friends in New York, has returned home.
Mr. Otho Comstock, who has been at home for a few days, has returned to Chelsea, Mass.
Our School is closed for the usual summer vacation which gives the children several weeks enjoyment, and the teacher a rest after a year of hard work.
We are having fine haying weather, with but little rain to interfere with that important crop. Although not quite as abundant as last year, there will be a good crop harvested.
Mr. Charles B. McAuley is slowly recovering from the attack of rheumatic fever. We are sorry to learn that he will be a lifelong cripple, and will be compelled to use crutches hereafter, as he cannot straighten his leg. His knee is very much swollen.
Last Sabbath afternoon and evening we had the pleasure of listening to two very interesting sermons from Rev. J. K. West, of Canning. He will be with us again on Wednesday evening.
Miss Stella Dickie is visiting friends and relatives at Canard and Canning. She was accompanied by her grandmother.
Mrs. Durno and her two sons, from Cambridge, are spending a few days with Mrs. Hugh Thompson.
Mr. Charles Rawding is spending a short vacation with his family.
Jotham Gould, who has been absent for several months, is home for a short visit.
Mrs. William Hayes has returned to Parrsboro. She was accompanied by Miss Mary Hayes.
Mr. Barkhouse has purchased the farm recently owned by Leonard Huntley.
Mr. Elisha Burbidge and his granddaughter were guests at the lighthouse last week.
Miss Carrie Dickie has returned after a short absence.
Mrs. Thomas Parker and Mrs. E. Schnair are visiting friends in Canning.
George Gould has started on a trip to South America.
Everybody seems to be busy haying now but the weather has been very unfavorable for this work. The hay crop promises to be an average one, however.
Mr. F.W. Chipman, of Kentville, was with us last week. He was acting as agent for fruit and ornamental trees and flowers.
Mr. Albert McMahon, of Aylesford, was here on the 1st inst., buying lambs.
Blueberries are beginning to ripen but the crop is very light. Mr. Chas Dow, of Boston Mass., was here this week for the purpose of blueberries for shipment to the United States.
Misses Jessie and Maud Brennen have returned from their schools and are spending the vacation at their home.
Mr. and Mrs. W. Graves, of Aylesford, were the guests of Mrs. Graves' parents last week.
Miss Cogswell, Port Williams, a delegate to the C. E. convention, New Glasgow, visited Milford, Hants Co., both going to and returning from the convention.
Douglas and Harvey Fuller, who have been visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leander Fuller, Welsford, returned to Boston on Monday.
Miss Abbie Brown arrived from Boston on Saturday.
Lieut. M. L. Nichols is home from Fredericton Military Academy.
Mr. W. G. James spent Sunday in Berwick.
Mr. Henry M. Vaughan, formerly of Berwick, was one of the successful applicants for an A certificate at the recent examinations, making a most excellent average. Mr. Vaughan is a graduate of Berwick school and of Pictou Academy.
Miss Elmira A. Palmeter arrived home from Boston on Monday, to spend a vacation of three weeks with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Palmeter, of Burlington.
Mr. J. J. Harris, wife and children, are staying at the Central House.
Dr. M. S. Read arrived last evening on a visit to his parents Rev. E. O. and Mrs. Read, of Waterville.
Mrs. E. S. Congdon and little daughter arrived yesterday from Boston.
Rev. J. L. M. Young and wife, who have been spending pleasant days in Bear River, Smith's Cove, Bridgetown and elsewhere, among relatives, friends and cherries, will return in a few days and be at home in Somerset, to their friends on Monday and Wednesday, Aug. 8th and 10th from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Woodlawn was the scene of quite a solemn ceremony, on last Sabbath, as Mrs. Patrick Sweeney, of Garland, was interred in the Roman Catholic cemetery, it being the third interment, the other two being members of Mr. John Donnellan's family.
Mrs. Sweeney had been in poor health for some years, but for the last few months she seemed to be gradually failing. - Her family were communicated with, and were all able to be with their mother before she passed away. Mrs. Sweeney leaves a sorrowing husband, two daughters and two sons to mourn for an affectionate wife and kind mother.
Woodlawn Roman Catholic Church has recently been finished throughout. It has been neatly ceiled and varnished, and the pews have been finished in ash and oiled making a great improvement in the appearance. Much credit is due the members of that denomination, whose numbers in this locality are but few.
Mr. Martin N. Ogilvie has returned home from the Klondike, after an absence of five months.
Mr. Alfred Donnellan, Boston, is visiting at Mr. J. Donnellan's.
Quite a number of our people from the States are visiting relatives here. Among them may be mentioned, Misses Jennie and Clare Howell, the guests of Mrs. Wm. Howell; Miss Hattie Armstrong and Miss Annie Howell, the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Lathern Morris; Mr. Vernal Clem, the guest of Mr. and Mrs. D. Clem; Mrs. Mark, the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Richford Marshall.
The Rev. G. L. Bishop has recently moved into the house lately occupied by Mrs. Lucinda Armstrong. Mrs. L. Armstrong is making her home with her daughter, Mrs. Lathern Morris.
Mrs. Wm. Howell intends visiting friends in Massachusetts in September.
Miss Girta-Marshall will accompany her aunt, Mrs. Mark, on a visit to friends.
Mr. Francis Donnellan is slowly gaining in health.
We are having dull hay weather although there has been very little rain. There remains quite a large of amount of hay to harvest yet.
The grain crop and vegetables are looking well, but the apple crop seems light in this locality.
Our resident teachers are all placed for the coming year. Quite a number of them have for the present left the profession.
Miss Mable Coldwell, B.A., who taught last year in Kentville Academy, intends to rest for a year and will probably remain at her home here. She has recently been visiting her friend, Miss Troop, M.A. at Digby.
Misses Unie and Myrtie Caldwell expect to spend the coming year at the Ladies Academy, Wolfville, and Mr. Acel West returns to Acadia as a Junior.
Miss Leora Webster, last year at Nicholsville, will teach at Sheffield's Mills, and Miss Alberta Webster, last year at Millville, goes to Centreville. These two sisters are at present attending the Dominion Educational Association at Halifax. Miss Gertrude Webster, last year at Black Rock, is rapidly recovering from a severe attack of fever but will not attempt to teach for a year. Miss Jennie Craig, last year at Harborville, will teach the coming year at home.
Mrs. A. A. Webster, who has been for some time in rather poor health, is quite better and left on Monday for her native home, Charlottetown, P.E.I., where she expects to remain for some weeks among her old friends.
Mrs. Benjamin Palmer, of Aylesford, is spending a few days with friends here.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Sawler celebrated their Golden Wedding on Saturday last. Many valuable and useful presents show the esteem in which the aged couple are held by their neighbors. Mr. Sawler is eighty-four years of age, but hale and hearty and promises by his appearance to live ten years longer. He has been twice married and by the first marriage raised four children and by the second fourteen. There are at present fourteen living children, over forty grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren. The youngest son, Everett Sawler, is a telegraph operator for the United States government and is at present at Porto Rico.
Our crops are looking well since the recent rains, but the farmers complain of light crops of hay in this vicinity.
The friends of Mrs. Stephen Spicer will be pleased to learn of her recovery from recent illness.
Some of our farmers are improving their buildings. Mr. Albert Ogilvie has added twenty five feet to his already large barn making it the largest barn in Victoria Harbor. Mr. W. Sturk and Mr. Henry Finlay have also built small additions to their barns.
Stephen Spicer, Esq., has been improving his property by a coat of paint on house and woodhouse. They look very nice in their new dress. If some more of our shabby looking residences were similarly improved, we would have a fine looking neighborhood.
It is rumored that one of our former residents, Mr. Arthur Jacques, was shot in the battle of Santiago. He was one of the volunteers in a Massachusetts regiment.
Mr. Henry Finlay was badly injured recently by a kick from his horse. He has since been confined to the house, which in this busy season is a great inconvenience to him.
Mr. J. Freeman sprained his ankle recently.
Miss Edna Roscoe is still visiting her sister at Delhaven. She is very much missed.
Miss May Roscoe still remains at home with her mother, Mrs. Stephen Spicer.
Messrs. Congdon Brothers have made one shipment of lumber to West Bay recently. They have done fine work and have a large amount of lumber on hand at present.
A fresh inquiry into the loss of LaBourgogne has been ordered by the French Minister of Marine.
THE REV. FRANK DAVEY, formerly Congregational minister at Kingsport, was settled over the Presbyterian congregation of Singhampton and Maple Valley, Ont., on the 26th July.
A GOOD SHOWING. - Last year forty seven members were added to the roll of the Presbyterian church, Kentville, of which Rev. George McMillan is pastor.
REV. DR. TROTTER has returned to Wolfville from his visit through the Eastern Counties and Cape Breton, where nearly $5,000 were pledged to the Forward Movement Fund. His friends will be sorry to learn that his trip was curtailed by somewhat serious affection of his eyes. An oculist was consulted in Halifax, with the result that entire rest was insisted upon in order to prevent dangerous complications in the future.
MR. LOU DAVIDSON, of Aylesford, has been serving as clerk in the store of Mr. Edgar Scott, Milford, Hants co., during the past year. He has been an efficient and most popular clerk.
THE PRINCE EDWARD now leaves her wharf in Boston at 4.00 p.m. on Sundays and Wednesdays instead of at 4.30 as heretofore.
PROMOTED - Captain Ernest Kinney, Yarmouth, who has been first officer of the Prince Edward, has been promoted to command of that steamer.
SOCIAL - Last Monday evening was spent by a number of the Baptist congregation in a very pleasant and social way, the occasion being a farewell reception to Mr. Rose, who has so acceptably supplied for Rev. D. H. Simpson during his illness. The Sunday School room was prettily decorated by the ladies of the congregation and presented a most attractive appearance. Addresses were given by Mr. Simpson, Deacon Banks and Mr. Rose, who expressed his regret at leaving Berwick, where he has made a number of warm friends.
DR. A. R. ANDREWS will be at Dr. Croaker's office in Berwick on Fridays, August 5th and 19th.
A MEMENTO - An Enfield rifle bullet was found in a log which was sawn at the Berwick Steam Mills last week. The log came from Somerset and the finding of the bullet may remind members of the whilom "Bellona Rangers" of other days.
ADULTERATED - The Dominion analyst has completed the analysis of samples of belladonna plasters collected in localities between Ottawa and Halifax. These plasters are seldom made up by the druggists who sell them but are mostly manufactured in the United States. A very large percentage are found to be adulterated.
RECOVERING - Rev. D. H. Simpson has so far recovered from the effects of his recent serious accident as to be able to get about with the help of crutches. On Sunday last he was able to conduct the evening service at the Baptist church. He preached an excellent sermon which was listened to with pleasure by his congregation.
RASPBERRY PULP - The curator of the Canadian station of the Imperial Institute writes that there is a market in London for what is known as raspberry pulp if Canadians would care to give this line of trade their attention. The product is pulp in large tins and sells at about seven cents.
BISMARCK DEAD - Prince Bismarck, the "Iron Chancellor" of Germany, died at Berlin shortly before 11 p.m. on July 30th.
Nova Scotia's Grand
and Industrial Fair at
Sept 22nd, Sept. 29th, 1898.
CASH PRIZES $16,000
By 25 per cent the largest prize list
offered in Eastern Canada.
Improvement in every department.
Wonderful special attractions.
At great expense the Commission
secured the grand historical spectacular
drama, the Relief of Lucknow, Magnificent-
ly mounted with beautiful costumes, em-
ploying a full battalion of troops and bands,
produced under the management of Hand &
Teale, of Hamilton, Ont, with display of
fire works surpassing anything seen east of
Toronto. Together with numerous other new
and original amusements from London and
New York. Superior in every way to the
great show of 1897.
For prize lists and all information, address,
City Hall, Halifax, N.S.,
Manager and Secretary