February 10th, 1897


BMD'S

Born:

At Lowell, Mass., on Monday, Jan. 25, to Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Pelton, a son.

Married:

At St. John on Dec. 24th by the Rev. E. E. Daley, Mr. W. H. Wallace of Blissville, Sunbury Co., N. B., and Mrs. Laura Lee, daughter of Marcellus F. and Emeline Tupper of Weston, Cornwallis, N. S.


The Steamship "Nor":

Sir – Are you not a little astray in speaking of the dispatch of the steamship Nor as "the first venture of the Fruit Shipping Company," as you did in last week’s issue?

At the Farmers Convention held in Middleton recently Mr. Innes, in one of his speeches, declared that the Fruit Shipping Company nothing whatever to do with the steamer Nor. That the company did not charter the boat and was in no way responsible for her coming. Moreover he seemed anxious that this fact should be thoroughly understood by our fruit growers.

Mr. Innes’ statement, which must of course be true, naturally suggests several questions bearing upon the subject such as:

  1. Who did charter the Nor?
  2. To what extent, if any, did those provisional directors of the company, who hustled for freight for her, share in the profits of the venture?
  3. If these gentlemen were acting as private individuals only, was such action judicious at this stage of the company's history?
  4. Who is responsible for the opinion which everywhere prevailed that the company did charter, the Nor and was responsible for the venture?

The fruit growers of the valley have every confidence in Mr. Innes and fully believe that if anybody can make a success of such an enterprise as the Fruit Shipping Company, he can. But he evidently needs to call his co-directors together and place some restraint upon some, at least, of them, until the company is organized and ready for business. Because it would seriously injure the company at this stage to have the opinion get abroad that the directors were already using their positions to back up private speculations for, perhaps, their own profit.

Can you throw any light upon this matter, Mr. Editor?

SHAREHOLDER.


We regret that want of care on our part in speaking as we did of the "Nor" should mislead any reader as to the nature of the contract with that steamer or in regard to the parties to that contract.

Our intelligent readers, at least in Kings Co, are aware that the organization of the Fruit Shipping Company has not yet been completed and that consequently its directors as such could not charter a steamer or do business of any kind. The enterprise, however, being in the line of business to be prosecuted by the proposed company, and being under the management of some of its provisional directors, it was natural to speak of it in an offhand way as an act of the company.

In answer to the other questions we would say 1st and 2nd we do not know. The third question cannot be fully answered till the results of the venture are made known. As the effect of the action of the gentlemen referred to was to bring down the rates of freight on apples with a run, while ocean freights otherwise were advancing, it was, whether judicious or otherwise, beneficial to the interests of the fruit grower. Fourth; We don't think the opinion referred to did prevail as extensively as our correspondent supposes.

The insinuation that the individuals who chartered the Nor did so mainly for their own profit is suggestive. If there was such a profit on apple freight at 72cts per bbl, as to induce professional men to go into the shipping business, what must have been the profits of the business men at 90cts, the price charged until the Nor was chartered?


Personals:

James Loran Franklin, Wolfville, has been made a J.P.

Isaac Parker has returned from Boston.

Mrs. Fred S. Fisher arrived on Wednesday last from her visit to Boston.

H.H. Wickwire Esq. M.P.P. has our thanks for provincial blue books.

Mr. and Mrs. W.V. Brown arrived on Wednesday from their visit to Yarmouth.

Wesley, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Burpee Ray, is seriously ill with diphtheria.

W. Morley Alcorn of the Spectator spent Sunday with his mother in Berwick.

Master Corning of Yarmouth arrived in Berwick on Monday and will remain for a time with his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. W.V. Brown.

Rev. A.S. Tuttle who has been for sometime engaged in evangelistic work in Cumberland Co. returned to his home on Berwick last week.

The Worcester, Mass. Daily Telegram informs its readers that Miss May Forsythe of Waterville, N.S. is visiting her sister at Brightside, 2 King Street.

The marriage of Miss Maggie Locke and Dr. H.S. Jacques will take place on February 24th. Dr. Jacques' new residence at the corner of North and Gottingen streets, Halifax, is about finished. It is one of the handsomest dwellings at the north end.

Mr. H.L. Dennison of Windsor, late of the law firm of Roscoe and Dennison, has entered into partnership with A.J.S. Copp, M.P., of Digby. We understand that Mr. Dennison will take up his residence in the country at an early date. Weymouth is to form a part of the firm's business field. -Courier

The Morning Chronicle of yesterday states that "Hon. F.W. Borden, minister of militia, arrived from Dorchester last evening. He spent the night in the private car at North Street and proceeds to his home in canning this morning. Dr. Borden's condition has improved somewhat, but he is still suffering from a sprained back."


North Kingston:

The weather for the past two weeks has been, like it has in some other places, pretty severe during the big snow storm. Two weeks ago Monday night a man got lost on his way to division and had to call for help before he could find where he was.

Mr. Chas. P. Silver has returned from Halifax where he was spending a few weeks vacation.

Mrs. M.R. Foster arrived home from Boston on Saturday after spending the holidays with her husband, who is attending college there.

Mr. John R. Smith of Waterville is reported having cut his toe and is at home with his father Mr. J.H. Smith.

Several apple buyers were around last week purchasing several lots. There seems to be a little advance in price though not like "old times" yet.

W.R.L. Foster, E.L. Foster and Archibald Foster went to Middleton on Saturday to attend the funeral of Mr. Fletcher Foster of Halifax whose remains were brought there and interred in the Pine Grove cemetery.


Coldbrook.

Mr. H. H. Griffin of Woodville is engaged in hauling logs for Mr. Enos Knowlton Cambridge. He is getting in over 2000 ft. a day with his handsome greys.

We are glad to see our neighbor Mr. S. S. Naylor back with us again.

Mr. Henry Porter has been quite ill but we hear he is improving.

Rev. E. O. Read and wife of Waterville were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Griffin on Wednesday last.

Our singing school under the superior management of Prof. Spinney is making rapid progress.

Mr. and Mrs. J. Harrington and Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Griffin spent Thursday evening of last week at Mrs. Mitchell’s.


Burlington:

Candlemas has passed and according to the old adage:

"If Candlemas be fine and clear, We'll have two winters in that year."

I will beg all the readers of the REGISTER to prepare themselves for the second winter which is generally more severe than the first.

Despite the cold weather and snow-blocked roads our mail man, Mr. Baker, has never missed paying us his weekly visit.

Mr. Edward Charlton is hauling wood for Mrs. Nancy Charlton of Woodlawn.

Mr. Spurgeon McBride, who has been ill with measles, has recovered and is able to be out. The other measles' patients are recovering, with the exception of Mr. Leverette McBride, who is seriously ill.

Mr. George Ogilvie, who has been visiting here for the past few weeks, has returned to his home in Aylesford.

Mr. P. Doherty, formerly of this place now of Derry, New Hampshire, is visiting friends in Woodlawn and Burlington, Mr. Doherty will return to N. H. in March.

Miss Annie Redgate, who has been living in Aylesford for the past few months, is at home.

Miss Minnie Cashman, who has been living at Morden for a time, is again at home. It is hoped she will remain with us the winter.

On Saturday last a hunter unknown to the correspondent had the good fortune to capture a fine red fox at this place.

Martin Donnellan of the firm Donnellan, Gould & Co., is ill with la grippe at Mr. John Donnellans.

Mr. Joshua Ogilvie of Victoria Harbor passed through Woodlawn en route for Harborville recently. We are pleased to notice that Mr. Ogilvie has recovered from the injury received to his foot by cutting.

Mr. J. F. McAuley is at present chopping cord-wood for Stephen Spicer Esq. of Victoria Harbor.

Mr. W. C. Ogilvie entertained the young men of this place Feb. 2nd by one of those interesting yet fatiguing gatherings known as "chopping parties." A goodly number of the "boys" of Burlington were present during the afternoon, but Mrs. Ogilvie had a surprise for them which was revealed at the tea table. The "sisters" of the young men had been invited and soon all were enjoying themselves as only boys with their sisters may. The evening passed all too quickly. After refreshments were served we suddenly became aware that the hours were small and we must bid our host and hostess good-night so doing we departed for our homes realizing the good time we had spent and hoping to spend more such evenings with Mr. and Mrs. Ogilvie who have long ago proved themselves invaluable as host and hostess.

Mrs. Edmund Donnellan, who has been so seriously ill, is somewhat better.

Mr. Charles Howell of Fairview, who is spending the winter with Mrs. W. Howell of Woodlawn, visited Weston one day last week.


Billtown:

We are pleased to make special mention of the delightful weather we have had during the past week which has enabled the lumbermen to do a rushing business and also of the beautiful sleighing which every one seemed to enjoy to the fullest extent.

Rev. M.P. Freeman is holding some very interesting and beneficial cottage prayer meetings on Monday evenings of each week.

The many friends of Miss Myra Lamont, who has been quite sick with a cold, will be glad to hear that she is recovering.

Mr. Arthur Porter has been hauling stone for the cellar of his barn, which he intends building in the spring.

The social held in Bill's Hall on Wednesday evening the 3rd was a perfect success. Invited guests to the number of seventy were present. The program was well rendered and appreciated by all. Various kinds of games were enjoyed and at ten o'clock refreshments were served. All went home well satisfied with the pleasant evening spent.

Mr. and Mrs. Dodge of Middleton were the guests of Mrs. W. C. Bill week before last.

Mrs. Morton of Somerset spent a few days of last week with her sister Mrs. T. H. Forsythe.

Miss Hattie Rockwell spent two weeks recently with her sister Mrs. Harry Fitch of New Minas.

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Porter, a wee bit of a boy arrived on Friday 15th January.


Early Closing:

To whom it may concern:

We the undersigned merchants of Auburn and Aylesford agree that on and after the 19th of February, 1897 we will close our places of business at six o'clock p.m. on Friday of each week:

Fred. E. Harris Farnsworth & Co.
W.E. Harris & Co. C.B. McIntyre
Lelia Loomer S.J. Ray
C.J. West J.F. Webster
G.W. Eaton L.O. Neily & Co.
H.W. Murphy C.A. Williamson
S. Nichols N.P. Spurr

Post Offices at Aylesford and Auburn will close at 7 o'clock on the above named evening.


In Prohibition Maine:

In the House of Representatives at Augusta Me. Representative Pattangall of Machias has voiced the complaints of a good many men who take alcoholic beverages for medicinal and other purposes. The bill which he introduced provides that the selectmen of different towns may be exempted from purchasing their liquors from the State Agent and may be allowed to buy goods wherever they please. The impression has gone abroad that the State is paying first class prices for the fourth-class fluids, and that the stomachs of many good men are seriously affected by being compelled to take and hold varieties of coffin varnish that are not agreeable to their palate or their physical constitution. Seriously Mr. Pattengall has got a good idea, and will urge it ably. He has the sympathy of the temperance people as of those who take a little for their stomach's sake. - Bangor News


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