February 16th 1898
At Waterville, Friday, Feb 11th, Leonard Bowles, aged 73 years.
(This Column actually appears in the Feb. 23rd issue of 1898, PV)
In the death of Mr. Leonard Bowles, which occurred at his home early on Friday morning, Feb 11th, Waterville loses one of its most prosperous and highly respected citizens.
During his severe illness of five months, he manifested most remarkable patience and hopefulness. But when it became apparent that the skill of the attending physician was baffled, that blessed tranquility of spirit increased more and more, until the glorious light of his eternal inheritance fully burst upon him. His end was truly peace, and he passed away without a murmur, from time to time expressing his confidence in Him to whom it is everlasting again to go. The surviving family morning his loss are a widow and eight children of whom three are absent from home.
The bereaved family have the sincere sympathy of the community.
On Sabbath morning a large procession followed the remains to the Presbyterian church, where the funeral services were conducted by the Rev. J. Hawley, who preached from the text, "Lord, Thou hast been our dwelling place in all the generations, " Psalm 90, 1, after which the internment took place in the adjoining cemetery.
Judge Weatherbe, of the Supreme bench of Nova Scotia, is leaving this province for a trip to the Mediterranean for the benefit of his health.
Mr. H.E. Mosher left on Monday last for Berwick, where he is to take charge of an agency of the Commercial bank. Mr. Mosher has made many friends in Parsboro during his stay here, all of whom are glad to hear of his promotion. - Parsboro Leader.
Mr. F.D. Soloan left on Thursday for Bear River, having been placed in charge of the branch of the Commercial Bank of Windsor just started there. Mr. Soloan was exceedingly popular during his residence in Berwick and many will regret his departure.
Mr. James Winfield of Halifax, was taken seriously ill with appendicitis last week, but is now much better.
Mr. Frank E. Bowlby, son of Mr. S.E. Bowlby of Canady Creek, is now a student at Kimball Union Academy, Meriden, N.H., from which his brother Noble O. Bowlby graduated last spring. The latter, who visited his home last summer, is preparing to enter the Baptist ministry, having frequently officiated as a lay preacher during the last two years.
Rev. O.N. Chipman, of Great Village, has been presented with a handsome fur coat by the friends on his united fields of labor.
We are glad to learn that Mrs. P.S. Bennett, who has been seriously ill, is recovering.
Clarence, son of Sherman Steele, met with a painful accident on Thursday last, by cutting off part of his thumb while splitting wood.
Mr. J.E. Steele and others are doing quite a business lumbering this section. They commence sawing this week.
Mr. J. Reid Shaw and Mr. Nelson Tupper are visiting friends in Port Lorne, Annapolis Co.
The Salvation Army held a meeting in the Advent Church on the evening of Thursday, the 10th.
While Rose Lodge is in a very flourishing condition having initiated fifteen during the last quarter. The Lodge owns quite a library and is about to add another lot of books. The officers for the ensuing term are as follows: B.C. Jess, C.T. : Miss Nettie Davison, V.T.; E.E. Jess, Sec.; Miss Mabel Sanford, Ast. Sec.; Harding Corkum, F.S.; L.A. Huntly, Treas.; Miss Mabel Steele, Chap.; Fales N. Rogers, Mar.; David Huntly, D.Mar.; Miss Grace Steele, Guard; Orman Huntly, Sent.; H.E. Steele, P.C.T.
Mr. Francis A. MacMahon, an old and very highly respected citizen of Aylesford, passed peacefully away on Friday morning last, in the 79th year of his age. He leaves a widow and three children who deeply mourn their loss. Mr. MacMahon was highly esteemed as a neighbor, always ready to help the needy and comfort those who were in trouble. The Methodist denomination feel keenly that they have lost an earnest and zealous member.
Mr. MacMahon was a brother of the late Mrs. Eliza MacAulay, of Victoria Harbor, whose obituary was published in last week's REGISTER.
Two of our young men, Charles Zwicker and E.S. Newcombe, have returned from the United States to spend a few weeks in Aylesford.
Quite a number of the Baptist friends in Aylesford attended the B.Y.P.U. rally and district meeting which was held at Kingston on Monday and Tuesday evenings of last week. All present thoroughly enjoyed the meetings as well as the hospitality of the kind friends of that place.
The Drama "Above the Clouds," which was given under the auspices of the Valley Brass Band proved a complete success. The play was repeated in Weston on Thursday evening and in Lawrencetown on Saturday evening.
The B. Y.P. U. gave a poverty party on Monday evening in Ray's Hall.
The concert given by the "Merry Makers" on Wednesday evening proved to be one of the finest ever given here. The Hall was crowded to the doors. People had to be turned away on account of lack of room. The troupe in their full dress costumes made a fine appearance on the stage. Their opening piece entitled "Waterville Black Brigade" was very fine. The programme given was really enjoyed by all, especially the parody on the "Hot Time" which brought down the house. The sum realized was $20.30. They will go to Kingston tomorrow evening and will visit other places before closing for the winter.
Mr. Heisler, H. C. R. of the Foresters, is here trying to open a Court.
Mr. Vernon Floyd, of St. Martin's, N. B. arrived here on Saturday and is visiting his sister, Mrs. Byron Johnstone.
Mrs. Goldstone, of London, Eng. is visiting her cousin, Mrs. W. V. T. Young.
Mr. and Mrs. James C. Pineo returned to their home in Massachusetts on Saturday last.
Miss Carrie Best, teacher of Morristown school, spent Saturday and Sunday at home.
Miss Jessie Young, teacher at Highbury, spent Saturday and Sunday at her home.
Mr. Burgess McMahon arrived home from Toronto last Tuesday, where he has been for the past year.
The Misses Best spent Saturday and Sunday in Kentville with their brother, H. R. Best.
The "Waterville Merry Makers" enjoyed a nice oyster supper on Saturday evening, at the home of Mr. Nathan Best, where a pleasant evening was spent.
After a long illness Mr. Leonard Bowles passed away on Friday last. The funeral, which took place on Sabbath morning, was very largely attended.
This missionary concert, which was to take place on Sabbath evening, has been postponed.
The recent thaw has somewhat injured the sleighing, but the spring like weather is very cheering. Robins have been seen frequently of late about our doors.
Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Northrup and Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher Northrup, spent Wednesday at the Lighthouse.
Charlie Robinson and his sister Nellie were visiting friends at Woodville on Thursday.
Miss Carrie Dickie has been spending a few days in Somerset with her friend, Mrs. T. M Davis.
Mr. and Mrs. Melbourne Cook were the guests of Mrs. Cook's parents on Saturday.
Mrs. J. Gould spent a day or two with friends at Canady Creek last week.
Mr. Rachford, of Cambridge, was visiting at the Lighthouse on Saturday.
Nellie Dickie has been spending a few days at her home.
Mrs. Forman White and Mrs. H. Dickie spent Thursday at Harbourville, the guest of Mrs. Melbourne Cook.
Mr. Albert Gould is spending a few weeks at the Lighthouse.
Mrs. Hugh Thompson has been very sick, but is improving slowly.
Mrs. Lydia Tuffs is quite ill from the effects of a burn.
Mr. Le Barron Margeson has sold his farm and is about to move from here. Mr. Edward Card was the purchaser.
Mrs. J. H. Rawding has been spending a few days with friends in Canning.
Mr. Jordon Bowlby has returned from a lengthy visit among friends in Morristown.
Mr. Edison Bowlby is slowly recovering.
Mr. Leander Bowles has been spending a few days in Waterville.
Mr. John B. Webster was visiting friends in Aylesford during several days of last week.
Mrs. James Craig has been for the last few days with her daughter, Mrs. H. Borden, Church Street.
We are glad to be able to report that Mr. O.B. Woodman, who was so seriously hurt a few weeks ago, is getting better and we hope soon to see him around again.
Extra religious services are being held at Prospect with encouraging results. These meetings were commenced by Mr. Wallace Ogilvie, who, with the assistance of Mr. Samuel Borden of the Salvation Army, kept them up for some time with increasing interest. Rev Mr. Stephens, and Rev E.O. Read, who have each a regular appointment there, are continuing the meetings. Mr. Ogilvie is still with them.
Mr. Ernest Robinson went to Hantsport last Friday afternoon.
Our enterprising merchant tailor, Mr. Geo. Tibbets, is making extensive improvements in the interior of his shop and is preparing for a grand rush in the spring trade. We wish him every success.
The boys still keep up the hockey practice but owing to the reputation they so justly won in Wolfville, find it hard to get a match on with any of the local teams. They will have to try Halifax next.
Owing to the recent snow storm the roads through the country are in a bad condition. This is one of the winters when "wize heads" predicted that there would be no snow. Of course they know.
R. W. Kinsman has a number of teams hauling marsh mud from the river to his land at the foot of the mountain. There is no doubt as to the value of mud for a fertilizer.
Since our last correspondence we have had quite a stirring up along the line of temperance. On Monday, January 31st, Rev. H. D. DeBlois, of Annapolis, Grand Worthy Patriarch of the Sons of Temperance of Nova Scotia, lectured in the Methodist church to a large audience, who were much impressed by the lecturer's views on the great temperance question. The quarterly meeting of the Grand Division was held next day (Tuesday) at Kingsport.
Capt. J. Henry Potter expects to leave for Havana on the arrival of his schooner "Blomidon." The schooner is now in charge of Capt. Lockhart.
Mr. Arthur Lockwood arrived in Canning on Monday afternoon. Mr. Lockwood is travelling in the interests of a firm of flour dealers in Ontario.
D. M. Dickie, Esq. is able to be around again after his long illness. His brother, Mr. Edwin Dickie, of Upper Canard, is also very ill.
Rev. Mr. Sinclair, Pres., will preach in Canning on the first and third Sabbath of each month. The services are held in Rooney's Hall. All are welcomed.
On Wednesday evening of this week there will b a Masqurade Carnival in the rink. There will be a special train from Kentville and a big crowd is expected from Wolfville. H. J. Martin has sold something like 180 masks of different kinds for the occasion.
Several big teams intend going to Wolfville next week to take in the carnival in Aberdeen rink.
Paul Greenough, in the employ of A. D. Payzant, and Mr. Godfrey, of Wolfville, were to skate a half mile Mon. night in our rink for the County Championship, but at the last moment Godfrey sent word that he could not be present. Greenough holds a medal won in Wolfville last winter, and is justly proud of it.
The big thaw has made the roads very bad, and "the marsh mud industry" that has been booming so of late, has ceased for a time.
The Canning Hockey Club played the Kentville boys on Monday night. The teams were pretty evenly matched, and a great deal of interest was manifested. The result of the first half was two goals for Canning - second half, two goals for Kentville. Both teams played a good game.
The District meeting which was held in the Baptist church on Monday and Tuesday last, was largely attended.
Mrs. Bath, of Bridgetown, has been spending a week with her sister, Mrs. Banks.
Mrs. Elmira Foster, was visiting her daughter, Mrs. F.E. Palmer, last week.
The farmers are talking about building a packing house here.
There was no preaching in the Methodist church on Sunday on account of the funeral of Mr. MacMahon at Aylesford.
Large quantities of deal are arriving here from Moore's mills and Conquerall.
Frank Spinney has hauled several hundred logs from here to his mill at Melvern.
T. Phinney has sold his place to A.E. Roach, who will take possession in May.
While pulping turnips Heber Magee cut his thumb very badly, and will be unable to use that hand for some time.
There was a large attendance to Kingston Hall last night to hear Mr. Innes and a number of other speakers.
Bereaved - Rev Dr Heartz, pastor of the Brunswick St. Methodist church, Halifax, received a telegram on the 6th inst, announcing the death of his son, Walter, at Guelph, Ont. The deceased recently underwent an operation for appendicitis, but was thought to be improving. The burial took place at Yarmouth.
There were three elections in England last week. The Conservatives won two and the Liberals one. In one constituency the Conservative candidate was elected by acclamation.
The Lezier, Massey-Harris and Gendron manufacturers of bicycles have shipped to the European market from Canada, $80,000 worth of wheels already this year.
Since the beginning of the year, 39 families from the United States have taken up their abode in Toronto.
Despatches received from Manilla, capital of the Philippine Islands, announce that 200 buildings, some of them of importance, have been destroyed by fire.
School For The Blind - we have received the 27th annual report of the Provincial School for the Blind, at Halifax, and are glad to note that the institution appears to be better equipped than ever for the education of those who are deprived of sight. During the past year 111 blind persons have been under instruction, of whom 71 were males and 40 females. The pupils form Kings County who are in attendance are: - Joseph Dykens, Berwick; Wingate Schofield, Gaspereau; Alex Duncan, Aylesford; Ernest Ogilvie, Harborville; Amanda Pineo, Kentville, and Blanche Brewster, Ross Creek.
The Lang Tanning Company will shortly begin the erection of a tannery in Berlin, which will be the largest in Canada. Three hundred hands will be employed.
Life insurance companies doing business in Montreal, are accepting risks on Klondikers.
A meeting in the interest of the Nova Scotia Apple Shipping Co. will be held on Friday, 18th, in Bowles' Hall, Waterville, at 2.30 p.m.
The question of the annexation of the Hawaiian Island is now before the United Sates senate. From the tone of the speeches the bill is likely to be defeated. All the influence of President McKinley has been used in its favor, but so far in vain.