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August 4th 1897



At Kingsport on July 25th, of consumption, Miss Grace Kerr in the 27th year of her age.


On July 28th ’97, at 8 p.m. Mr. Theodore F Congdon, formerly of Berwick, N.S., and Miss Addie Florence, daughter of Mr. Henry J Gerald, of Milton, Mass., were united in marriage in the Dorchester Baptist church by the pastor Rev ES Wheeler.

The bride was attired in a beautiful gown of cream silk, carrying an elegant bouquet of roses. The wedding march was played by the sister of the groom Miss Laura B. Congdon.

Immediately after the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Congdon entered a carriage drawn by a span of pure white horses and were whirled away to the residence of the groom’s parents, 50 Somerset St.

There they received many beautiful presents, also an elegant upright piano was presented to the bride by the groom. After enjoying a reception of luscious refreshments, they entered the carriage and were driven to their future home at No. 6 Rosemont St. Dorchester, Mass.

Sudden Death:

Mr. Isaac Jackson, of Coldbrook, was found dead in his bed on Monday morning last. When last seen he was in his usual health. Mr. Jackson was formerly a teacher of music and a dealer in musical instruments and was well known throughout the country.

Canady Creek:

Dr Ells and wife have been visiting friends at Black rock for a few days.

Alfred Harris, of Digby, is stopping for a few days at the lighthouse.

Mr. Will Bradley arrived home from Boston last week to spend a few weeks with his parents.

The farmers are busy in the hay field improving the very fine weather to the best advantage and for the most part are getting a fine crop.

Capt. J Gould, of the brig Evangeline, is home for a short visit.

Albert Gould spent Saturday and Sunday at Canard.

The ladies of the Free Baptist church here intend having a pie social in the church on Wednesday, August 4th.

Mrs. Paul is spending a few weeks at Canady Creek.

New Steamer – Potter Bros. of canning have completed their steamer the Beaver, which will at once be put on the route between St John and Parrsboro, Canning and Wolfville. She is a vessel of 57 tons register and has under deck a capacity for 700 barrels of cargo.


Mrs. A. B. Bligh, of Halifax, is visiting friends in Berwick.

Mr. John I. Lloyd, of Kentville, was in Berwick on Saturday.

Mr. F. C. Rand, of Kentville, was in Berwick on Thursday last.

Mrs. Job Hatfield, of Yarmouth, is spending a few days in Berwick.

Rev. G. W. F. Glendenning arrived on Thursday from his trip to Toronto.

Misses Lizzie and Mary Hird, of Grafton, arrived from Boston on Wednesday.

Mr. Arthur M. Sommerville, of Truro, is visiting friends in Berwick and vicinity.

Max Clark, of Bridgewater is visiting at the residence of his grandfather Mr. F. A. Clark.

Miss Gertie Franklin, who has been visiting relatives in Somerset, returned to Windsor on Tuesday.

Mr. C. H. Norwood has been appointed sub-collector of customs at Berwick in place of Mr. S. Illsley.

Mrs. Henry White, of Chelsea, Mass., and her daughter, Mrs. Droese, are visiting friends in this county.

Martin O. Tuttle arrived home on Tuesday. Martin has been studying at a commercial college in Halifax.

J. Willis Margeson was successful in his application for a B. certificate at the recent Provincial examination.

Arch. McKay returned to Berwick on Saturday last and will remain for a week or two among his friends in this place.

Miss Abby Brown, who has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. V. Brown, Berwick, left for Boston on Friday morning.

Rugg E. Vaughan and wife arrived yesterday afternoon, and are visiting his mother, Mrs. A. A. Vaughan, at the Central House.

Capt. C. O. Allen has been chosen to command the new ocean steamer Parana to be launched at Glasgow early in August.

Mrs. I. S. Pineo and her sister Mrs. J. Forsythe, of Waterville, arrived last week from visiting their children in the United States.

Mr. F. A. Clark spent Sunday at home and left again Monday morning, for Mill Village, where he is engaged in erecting the new Methodist Church.

Mr. R. S. MacMillan, of Pontiac, Illinois, a native of Aylesford, has been visiting his brothers and friends in this County. He left Berwick on Wednesday last to return to his home at Canard.

The ladies of the Free Baptist church here intend having a pie social in the church on Wednesday, August 4th.

Mrs. Paul is spending a few weeks at Canady Creek.

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Local Register:

IMPROVEMENT - Mr. John G Clark has laid a board sidewalk in front of his store on commercial St., which is certainly a very great improvement.

Campmeeting - The campmeeting services for 1897 will open tomorrow morning at 10.30. Mr. Kerby, the well known evangelist, will be in attendance from the first. Messrs. Crossley and Hunter will arrive on Friday and will remain until the close of the services.

Further Changes - It is announce that Mr. Kenneth Sutherland has resigned the position of Superintendent of the D.A. Railway and that Mr. P Gifkins has been promoted to the office thus vacated. Mr. Wm Yould becomes chief engineer and mechanical superintendent.

New Bridge - Work has begun on the new bridge to be built across the Cornwallis river near residence of Mr. CH Norwood. This bridge not being of sufficient span to come under the "Bridge Act" is to be built under a special act passed at the last session of the late provincial parliament. The interest on its cost will be paid from the road and bridge grant to the county.

Large and Speedy - From Lloyd's register it appears that the Dominion Atlantic Railway's new twin-screw steamship, Prince Edward, has a registered tonnage of 1,416, and from the particulars of her engines a speed of considerably over 19 knots an hour is quite certain. The Dominion Atlantic railway are showing the people what speed and luxury can do to make travelling a pleasure. This new steamship cost about $350,000 to build.

- St. John Telegraph.

The Coast Railway - Yarmouth was dressed in holiday attire on Thursday, in honor of the opening of the Coast railway as far as Pubnico. Strings of flags spanned the principal streets and the steamers and wharves of the Yarmouth S.S. Co. were profusely decked with flags. In the afternoon a special train conveyed guests of the Coast railway to Pubnico and back to Yarmouth, arriving about six o'clock, when a sumptuous banquet was partaken of at the Grand Hotel.


Our little village is quite lively just now; quite a number of valley people are enjoying themselves at the shore. Mrs. Harris and family have taken a house here for the summer; Mr. H. V. B. Farnsworth's family are here and Rev. Mr. Morgan has a tent on the bluff and with his family are surely enjoying themselves. There are numbers of boarders. Besides there are picnics nearly every day. We are glad to see people are finding out that a day at the shore is as good as a trip somewhere else. We would prefer, however, not so many Sunday picnics as it breaks up all quietness.

A. B. Huestis, who has been teaching in Shelburne Co., for some years, is with his wife spending his vacation with his father, Rev. G. O. Huestis.

Mrs. Dugan and Mrs. Hussey of Charlestown, daughters of Mr. J. Redgate, are visiting their parents in this place.

Miss Maggie McCormack is also home from Boston, where she has been for some time.

Mrs. Boyd, of Yarmouth, formerly Miss Jennie Barnaby of this place is spending some weeks with her father Mr. Jesse Barnaby.

Arthur Orpin, of Charlestown, Mass., is taking a vacation at the home of his grandfather Mr. John Orpin.

Work on the wharf has been suspended for a while to give the farmers a chance to get their hay, they are improving their chance and generally have had good hay weather.

The weather at the shore has been cool lately but two weeks ago we had some very hot weather, quite as hot as we ever have at the bay.


Miss Woodruff, of Brooklyn, Hants Co., who taught our school last year, is visiting her friend, Mrs. Freeman Coldwell.

Mr. J. L. Gertridge is building a very nice barn this summer.

Miss Grace Patterson, of Auburn, spent a few days at her uncle's, (Mr. John Selfridge.)

Once more death has entered our village and made it sad. A few weeks ago, Vernon Eagles was brought from Boston, suffering with consumption. In less than four weeks he passed away. A large number gathered at the funeral, to pay a last tribute to their young friend, who such a short time ago was among us in perfect health.

Mrs. Arthur Williams and sister from New Brunswick, are staying at the residence of Rev. J. Williams, who is father-in-law of Mrs. Williams.

The rain of last Friday morning was the heaviest for some time. The bridge between here and Wolfville was washed out, and in many places the fields and roads were overflowed.

Mrs. Fraser of Beverly, Mass., is staying with her sister, Mrs. D. D. Reid, of this place. At present Mrs. Reid and Mrs. Fraser are visiting their sister, Mrs. Wm. Reid, of Welsford.

To the Pole:

An attempt to reach the North Pole by balloon has been made. Andres, an explorer who has carefully studied the subject, has ascended from a far north station and sailed towards the pole. He may, by good luck, float over the unknown region and be blown back to an inhabited portion of the earth, or he may be heard of no more.


Our town by the banks of the Avon, is quieter than usual this summer. Not many tourists are admiring our fine scenery and cooling themselves in our Bay breeze.

Mark Shaw, ship broker of N.Y., is visiting his numerous friends in this vicinity.

Miss Asa Newcomb's brother and his wife, from Florida, are staying at the Avon Summer House.

Mrs. Milton Martin left her husband and his ship, at Montreal, after a long voyage, and has come home for a time.

The Avonia, Capt Lockhart Porter, is about ready for sea, she has been loaded by lighters with lumber from Benjamin's Mills.

Work on the Presbyterian church has ceased for a time.

Our empty houses have all been filled, but no new ones are building, which is not as we would like to see.

Mr. JR Woolaver is adding a bay window and piazza to his house.

Bicycles and bicycling are the subjects of conversation of the day. Over forty wheels are owned in the town, and their owners lay in a good store of fresh air, by the amount of time they spend in spinning.

Festivities are few this season. A musical evening at Capt. Fred Lockhart's, was well attended and much enjoyed. A tea meeting and picnic have been held at the Aberdeen Beach. The Baptist Sunday Schools of Hantsport and Mt. Denson, will hold their picnic at Evangeline Beach, next week (D.V.)

A garden party is to be given next week.

Considerable stone is being carried to the railroad for shipment.

Kingston Station:

Mr. Geo Walker, who has been at the Victoria General Hospital for treatment for his eyes that have been troubling him for some months, returned home on Friday.

Mrs. Geo Neily, of Sommerville, Mass., has been visiting friends in this place.

Mr. Samuel Cropley, who has been visiting his mother, Mrs. Major Stronach, returned to Boston Saturday.

Miss Allie Stronach returned from the States last week and is visiting her sister at Mrs. JF Reagh's.

Miss Bertha Ruggles, of Boston, is visiting her sister Mrs. Geo Walker.

Mr. Geo Power's house is slowly progressing. It will be quite an addition to the place when completed.

William VanBuskirk is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. AC VanBuskirk.

Mr. and Mrs. Messar, of Boston, are spending the summer at Mr. TH Walker's.

Mr. Banks, barber, has a room over E Gates' store where he is to be found two days of each week.

Misses Bessie Smith and Della Wilson, who have been at Margaretville for a fortnight have returned home.


Among the late arrivals from the U.S. are Misses Blanch Huntley. Edna Borden, Lucy Borden and Messrs. Brenton and Harry Weaver, who will spend a few weeks in the garden of Nova Scotia.

Miss Grace Kerr, who has been quite ill for a long time, passed away on July 25th. The funeral on the 26th was largely attended.

The eclipse of the sun was quite plainly seen here on the 29th.

Quite a severe storm passed over here on Friday, 30th.

Miss CH Huntley and her two daughters are spending a few weeks at Spencer's Island, Cumberland Co.

The dyke has been completed and the men were discharged on the 20th.

Schr Harold Borden sailed on the 31st for Windsor to load plaster for New York.

The yacht Tasmania of Spencer's Island, Capt Spicer, arrived here on the 20th and sailed on the 23rd.

Mr. Rufus Huntley has sold his place to Mr. JD Ells.

Miss Viola Manning of Halifax, who has been visiting friends here, returned on Friday.

Miss Minnie Tupper has been visiting friends in Halifax.

Mr. LA Tupper, who has been quite poorly is improving under the benefits of our Nova Scotia air.