February 9th 1898
At Truro, on Sunday, Jan 23rd, to Prof. and Mrs. Lee Russell, a son.
At Union Square, on January 19th, to Mr. and Mrs. Ernest S. Congdon a daughter.
At Burlington, 29th inst., to Mr. and Mrs. Ephraim Gould, twins, son and daughter.
At Gorham, N.H., Jan 6th, by the Rev A.F. Leitch, Wilbur A. Small, of Grey Me., and Sadie M., daughter of Evander Nichols, of Berwick.
What might have been a fatal accident took place in the woods belonging to Chas. Inglis Ogilvie on Thursday afternoon, 27th ult. While Mr. Wm. Emino's lumbermen, Mr. Edwin Palmeter, of Burlington and Caleb Saunders of Victoria Were engaged in felling trees one tree unfortunately lodged in the top of another. It was thought the wisest course to fell another tree on to the second and thus dislodge it from its dangerous position. This was accordingly done, but the third tree not having enough force to level the other to the earth, slipped down the trunk of the former. The men fled, but not a moment too soon, the tree overtaking Mr. Palmeter and pinning him to the earth, inflicting a somewhat serious contusion on his hip and knee, and bruising his foot very badly. Despite his suffering Mr. Palmeter managed to walk, with the assistance of Mr. Emino, to the nearest house, the distance of half a mile, over rough fields. Mr. Palmeter suffered untold agonies through the long night and the following morning his right foot and left leg were so swollen as to render it impossible to place either to the earth. In this suffering condition he was tenderly conveyed to his home. The many friends of Mr. Palmeter in this locality offer their deepest sympathies to him in this affliction. It will be remembered that Mr. Palmeter met with a serious loss in July by the burning of his house and barn.
Mr. Abel Weagle met with a sad bereavement on Wednesday, by the death of his only son.
Mr. William Parker, of Welsford, is assisting Mr. Wm. Emino in the lumberwoods by yarding logs.
We have a singing school at Burlington comprising 43 members, conducted by Prof. George Hyland.
Mrs. S. Swindell, the aged mother of Wm. Swindell, met with a serious accident on Tuesday by falling down cellar and breaking her leg directly above the knee.
A dangerous and almost fatal accident took place on Victoria Harbor hill on the afternoon of Feb. 4th. Mr. Wm. Emino was hauling a large load of logs measuring 1000 feet. When midway of the steep hill the lock chain that bridled the sled, broke and the heavy load pitched forward, just as the horses sprang asunder, severing the harness, breaking the sled tongue in two places, and bringing up on Howard Ogilvie's loaded team in front. The delay in front nearly ended in like manner for Letson Emino's loaded team in the rear. His lock chain parted but fortunately his team was lighter laden and stood the strain without further injury. No serious injury was sustained by either man or beast and Mr. Emino congratulated himself on his narrow escape.
Despite the cold and stormy weather we have been having, once in a while a solitary, daring mariner may be seen pursuing his journey either up or down our boisterous bay.
By the way, speaking of shipping, reminds one of a terrible disaster which occurred near here a few years ago. Though fresh in the minds of many readers it will doubtless bear repeating. On Monday, Dec. 1st, 1890, a large American schooner was seen sailing up the Bay. This was rather an unusual occurrence considering the disadvantages she had to contend with. Though a clear day the wind was blowing hard and it was piercing cold, so that in a few moments the onlookers were compelled to seek shelter, and it soon became plain to the remaining watchers that the schooner was in imminent danger. Once a plunge forward proclaimed that she was doomed, but, as if possessed of a thousand lives, she slowly righted and proceeded on her way. When within a short distance of Ogilvie Pier, persons who were watching the proceedings were horrified to see several men climb into the shrouds and lash themselves there. Meantime the doomed vessel sped on at random, but not for long. She was suddenly seen to rise on one angry billow and the next moment plunged bow foremost into her watery grave, while the waves rolled on as if no tragedy had occurred. In a few tides, broken remains of boats were cast upon the shore and a spar drifted in at Black Rock. Some time after another spar was recovered which lies now for exhibition at the home of John Donnellan, directly opposite whose residence the ill fated vessel, the "Daniel Marcy," sank. Many have been the attempts to recover the victims but without success.
Recently the following short poem has come to my knowledge, written by one of our young ladies. It will be of interest to the readers of the REGISTER.
'Twas the coldest day of winter,
We were standing on the strand
Watching billows, seaweed laden,
Thundering, rolling along the sand.
Then we gazed away to seaward,
And a vessel we espied.
Twas a sight for winter weather,
"Tell the others!" sister cried;
Off I sped in haste to tell them.
Still the vessel staggered on,
And we knew by heavy lurches
That her course was almost run.
Still, we prayed for their
Nothing could we do but pray,
For no help could reach her safely
And no boat could live that day.
We could see our fellow beings
Lashed in terror to the shrouds,
And the shark-like, hungry billows
Swarm upon the deck in crowds.
In a moment all was over,
In a second she was gone.
Still the waves in their wild fury
Unrelentingly dashed on;
Just one lurch and all was over,
Cruel seas that sucked her down
Recked not, cared not, for the orphans
That they made in Boston town.
For the little bits of wreckage
That were tossed upon the coast
Told us that a Boston schooner
With her crew had here been lost. -
Vain we searched the shore for
But no one e'er been found.
Far from home and friends they slumber
Til the last dread trumpet sound.
Mrs. A. S. Tuttle and Miss Emma Tuttle were in Berwick on Monday.
Mr. Geo. F. Pineo left on Tuesday of last week for Oregon.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Till have lately moved into the house owned by A. Mansfield Nichols at Windermere.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Smith Beelis were agreeably surprised at their home on Willow Street, Newton Centre, Wednesday evening, when about sixty of their friends called and insisted on celebrating the fifty anniversary of their marriage. Mr. W. Clarke, on behalf of the visitors, presented them an elegant banquet lamp. Friends were present from Needham, Dorchester, Brighton, Waltham, Highlandville and the Newtons.
New Parlor Stoves at
JOHN G. CLARK'S
Fatality at Victoria Harbor:
We deeply regret to have to record a sad occurrence at Victoria Harbor on Monday morning last, which resulted in the death of Mrs. Eliza McAulay, an estimable resident of that place. About five a.m. on Monday, Mr. Warner, a near neighbor was awakened by hearing a sound like the crackling of fire. He rose hastily but could find no signs of fire about his own premises. Going over to Mrs. McAulay's he found that the sound proceeded from within the house and forcing an entrance he endeavored to make his way upstairs, but was driven back by the smoke and flames. The assistance of other neighbors was procured as quickly as possible but too late to save the life of the unfortunate woman, who was the only inmate of the house. The cause of fire is unknown. The remains were recovered on Monday afternoon and an inquest was held, the jury returning a verdict in accordance with the facts. The interment took place on Tuesday morning.
The deceased was a daughter of the late Richard MacMahon. She leaves a son and daughter, both married and residing in the United States.
Accident at Kentville On Wednesday last, Mr. John Pudsey, track superintendent of the D.A.R., was very seriously injured while in discharge of his work. Mr. Pudsey was overlooking some work on the track, in the yard west of Kentville station, when the C.V.R. engine backed up, unperceived by him, and stuck him down, crushing one leg so badly that amputation was necessary. He also sustained internal injuries, which for a time caused his recovery to be looked upon as doubtful. At present, he is thought to be out of danger. Mr. Pudsey is the father of J.R. Pudsey, manager of the Bridgetown Monitor.
The barque Swansea, Captain Sanford, from Annapolis, laden with lumber for Buenos Ayres, is reported a total wreck below Digby. She is 743 tons and is owned by E. Churchill and Sons, Hantsport.
Our spell of cold weather and storm has given place to milder weather, for which we are thankful, as we are not anxious for any more Klondike atmosphere.
Our singing school, which has been taught by Mr. Andrew McBride, is drawing to a close, which we regret, as some very pleasant and profitable evenings have been spent under his tuition. He and his class propose holding an entertainment on the evening of Tuesday, Feb 15th, instead of the 12th as previously announced. The date has been changed so that no interference will be made with the Juvenile Temple entertainment, which takes place on the evening of Friday, the 11th.
The Lodge of I.O.G.T. is progressing very satisfactorily, a number of new members having been initiated during the quarter.
Steam Mill Village:
The Klondike fever which was raging to such an extent during this summer and fall has nearly all been cured by the recent cold weather.
Miss Clara Rand, of Canning, is visiting her aunt, Mrs. Harry Crocker.
Miss Mabel Barnaby, of Kentville, is visiting her friend, Grace MacInias.
Misses Hattie and Effie MacInias spent Sunday with friends in Berwick.
Claude Vaughn, who has been very sick, is recovering.
Master Ted Sawyer, from Massachusetts, is spending the winter with Mr. Harry Lydiard.
Mr. M Beckwith has returned from the United States.
Miss Lalia Hudgins went to Boston last week, where she intends stopping for a time.
Mr. Earl Gertridge and his sister Nora, of Gaspereau, are visiting here, the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Manning Armstrong.
Mrs. Thomas Beardsley, of Berwick, visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. Armstrong last week.
The annual donation of the Harborville branch of the Berwick Methodist church took place here in the church on Thursday evening last. Not withstanding the bad roads and weather a large number met there and a goodly sum of $62 was raised for the pastor's salary. The bountiful repast prepared by the ladies was full appreciated by all. After all had fully enjoyed the tea, the chairman, Mr. D.B. Parker, called the meeting to order and a suitable programme consisting of music and recitation was presented.
Harborville has been completely shut in by snow for nearly a week; having no mail from Saturday until the following Friday.
Mr. W.R. Connors, who has been spending a few weeks with his parents here, returned to Boston on Saturday.
The young people of Harborville, are enjoying the advantage of a singing school under the tuition of Prof. Brown, of Margaretville.
Miss Sophia Parker is quite ill with the measles.
Mrs. Henry Morris has been quite sick for some time. We hope to hear of her speedy recovery.
Mr. Frank McKenzie spent a few days last week here with his mother.
There are rumors of a wedding here in the near future.
Miss Ethel hall has been confined to the house for the past week with a severe cold.
A very pleasant time was enjoyed at the home of Mr. and Miss Fishwick on Saturday last. After playing numerous games the evening ended in a "trip to the light fantastic."
Mr. Ingram Pineo, of New Hampshire, is visiting relatives here.
Mrs. Harry Sawyer arrived home from Boston on Monday where she has been visiting her mother.
Mr. and Mrs. James Pineo, of Boston, arrived here on Monday for a short visit with his mother, Mrs. I.S. Pineo.
The Young People's Union held a very interesting meeting on Tuesday evening. The Junior's had recitations and songs which were enjoyed by all present.
Willie Kinsman is seriously ill.
Clinton Baltzer is visiting friends in Middleton.
Joshua Beardsley is breaking a very fine colt. He says he will make it interesting for the boys as he is very speedy, showing a 2.40 clip.
The "Merry Makers" give their concert in the Hall to-night. They will appear in full dress costume. All those who enjoy a good time should be present, as it will be one of "hits" of the season.
Some of our young folk attended the turkey supper given by Mrs. Howe Cox, of Cambridge on Friday last.
The men are busy engaged filling their ice houses. The ice this year is of superior quality.
Byron Johnstone is building a nice house on Main Street.
Mr. Charles A. White leaves for Digby this week to enter into partnership with his brother, who is in the laundry business.
Henry Rogers cut his foot quite badly last week while chopping in the wood. Dr Harvey was summoned and dressed the wound.
A missionary concert will be held in the Presbyterian church next Sabbath. A silver collection will be taken.
The Birthday Party given last Friday evening by the "Helping Hands" Mission Band was very successful. Nearly a hundred guests were present, and thoroughly enjoyed the good things provided for the satisfaction of both literary and physical tastes. The platform was screened with curtains, while on the back of the stage, on a pink background, beautifully framed in evergreen, was the legend "Many Happy Returns of the Day". The following programme was well rendered by the Mission Band.
Address of Welcome, Sadie Foster.
Chorus, Happy Greeting. Mission Band.
Recitation, The Soldier's Dream. Beatrice Strong.
Chorus, Where the Sugar Maple Grows. Mission Band.
Duet. We's Twinnies, The Misses Strong.
Dialogue, Three Little Mothers. Flora Best, Nina Illsley, Maggie Baker.
Chorus, Mother, Childhood, Friends, Home. Mission Band.
Recitation, A Welsh Classic, Kate Meekina.
Duet, The Waves. The Misses Strong.
Chorus, Oh the sports of childhood. Mission Band.
Recitation. Dollie's Speech, Jeanie Berteaux.
Illustrated Story. Vernon Chute, Nina Illsley.
Chorus. Over the Snow. Mission Band.
Recitation. Be Polite. Frank Hazlewood.
Chorus. Music Everywhere. Mission Band.
Recitation. The Country Beau. Madge V. Strong.
Dialogue, Nellie's Joke. Misses We?hers, Morton and Foster.
Chorus, The Honey Bee's Song. Mission band.
The rest of the evening was passed in eating and drinking, in social intercourse and speech making. The receipts amounted to $34.03.
Mr. Harvey Savage and family, of Church St., have moved to Billtown.
Emerson Palmeter has gone to Truro, where he is attending Business College.
Mrs. C. R. Bill was at home to a few of her friends on Thursday evening, 3rd. A very pleasant evening was spent.
Miss Winnie Card is visiting friends in Kentville.
J. Emerson Bill, of Wolfville, was visiting at Wm. C. Bill's over Sunday.
The young people of Billtown purpose having an entertainment in Bill's Hall, Billtown, on Wednesday evening Feb. 16. Doors open at seven. Admission only 10 cents. Proceeds to finish paying for the organ in the vestry of the Baptist Church here. Come all and help us. A grand treat is expected.
The storm of last week was very severe. Quite a depth of snow fell blockading our roads and rendering them almost impassable for several days.
A basket social was held at Lake Paul on the 22nd ult. For the benefit of the pastor, Rev. Wm. Ryan. The sum of nearly sixteen dollars was realized.
A valuable cow, belonging to Mr. George Lutz, slipped and fell on the ice a few days ago, and was so severely injured that she had to be killed.
Mr. Edward Davidson, of the firm of Davidson & Co., of Bridgewater, was here a few days ago. It seemed quite like business to see him with us.
Mr. David Wood, of Grafton, passed through here on Monday, with two pairs of cattle which he purchased out south.
Rev. Joseph Gaetz preached at Lake Paul and Lake George last Sunday in Mrs. Ryan's stead, the two pastors exchanging pulpits. The people were glad to see their old pastor, who was on this circuit several years ago.
There is strong talk of a mill being erected at Lake Paul
The Gold Monopoly:
An item going the rounds of the papers states that the Rothschilds are interested in the Klondike gold fields and that their agents have purchased supplies to the value of $350,000. There need be no doubt regarding the main statement. Every gold field in the world that pays any more than working expenses in controlled by the Rothschilds. It is their object to keep up the price of gold. Were it not for their monopoly that metal would probably be of little more value in the market than silver.
The annual business meeting of the Windsor Baptist church, of which Rev. Avery A. Shaw is pastor, was held on the evening of Feb. 2nd. The report of the treasurer showed the finances in a healthy condition. A committee was appointed to make arrangements about the erection of a new church. The congregation have recently procured for the use of their S. S. orchestra, a very fine cornet, the price of which was $110. The instrument is from one of the best makers and is said to have been a bargain, even at that price. Mr. A. F. Mumford, of the Windsor Tribune staff, is the cornetist of the S. S. orchestra.