February 17th 1897
At Weston, Feb. 5th to Mr. and Mrs. F.N. Illsley, a son.
At Heathton Quebec, Feb. 5th to Mr. and Mrs. Bullock (Jennie Douglas) a son.
At Amherst, Feb. 12th, to Mr. and Mrs. H.W. Rogers, a son.
At the Manse, Somerset, Feb. 10th 1897, by the Rev. T. McFall, Mr. Edison Bowlby and Eliza Augusta, daughter of Mr. Wm. Hayes, both of Canada Creek.
At Berwick on Saturday, Feb. 12th, Wesley, son of Burpee R. Ray, aged 7 years.
At Somerset on Thursday, Feb. 11th, Samuel G. Congdon, aged 61 years.
At South Berwick on Friday, Feb. 12, of hemorrhage of the lungs, Thomas Ainsley Chute, aged 77 years.
At Scott's Bay, Jan. 25th 1897, Norma Glen, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Reid Shaw, aged 8 years.
At Blue Earth City, Minn., on Thursday, Jan. 21st 1897, Samuel Burton Chute, aged 80years, 10 months. Mr. Chute was born in Cornwallis, Kings County, Nova Scotia.
What might have been a serious accident occurred about a mile from this place Sabbath evening Feb. 7 when a number of the people from this place were returning from church in Harborville. A young and spirited animal driven by Mr. Loring S. Armstrong took fright by the upsetting of his sleigh while turning into a field, The road being impassible. The driver was tossed into the snow, the colt then being free of the guiding hand turned towards home. A party of boys some distance in advance succeeded in catching the frightened steed which had covered the distance of a mile. If the boys had not been able to capture the colt it would have probably have dashed on and ended up leaping from the wharf, the scene of a similar accident a few years ago. We are thankful to state that no injury was received by man or beast.
Miss Nora Morris is quite ill.
The young men of the vicinity assisted Mrs. Angelina Read by cutting and hauling up her winter's wood. We trust that Mrs. Read will entertain the young people by a wood chopping at her door shortly.
Mr. Richard Marshall killed a fine beef cow one day last week.
Our school under the good management of Miss Charlotte Palmer of Nicholsville is giving entire satisfaction.
Woodlawn has not been heard from for many months but we trust that shortly another account of our little place will appear in the columns of your valuable paper.
W. R. Huntley, master shipbuilder of Parrsboro, has obtained a contract from S. P. Benjamin, Port Williams, to build five scows and a steamer to be used in bringing his lumber down the Avon River to a place of shipment. Mr. Huntley will build them at Port Greville. The steamer will be a shoal draught and built on the sectional plan with all the machinery inside.
Mrs. J. B. Calkin of Truro is visiting friends in Berwick.
Sir Charles and Lady Tupper arrived in Halifax on Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Elliott of Halifax are visiting friends in Berwick.
Mr. Thomas E. Folker has returned to his home in Berwick, "Ted" is looking finely.
Mr. W. A. Craig of Bridgetown attended the funeral of his brother-in-law Mr. S. G. Congdon on Sunday.
N. W. Kedy Esq. of Chester Basin recently made a flying visit to friends in Berwick and Somerset.
Mr. Owen P. Congdon arrived from Boston on Saturday being summoned by wire an account of the serious illness and death of his father.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Dimock, who have been visiting for some weeks in this province, leave today to return to their home in Middleboro, Mass.
Hon. Dr. Borden spent Wednesday and Thursday in this County receiving callers and transacting business in bed in his private car. He left for Ottawa on Friday his presence being rendered necessary by the burning of his office.
On Wednesday evening Rev. L. A. and Mrs. Cooney went to Spencer's Island to the prayer meeting, and when coming home the horse plunged into a snowdrift. Mrs. Cooney was thrown from the sleigh striking upon her head and shoulders. She escaped unhurt except a few bruises.
Miss Lavinia Rawding, who was taken suddenly ill on Saturday morning, is able to get out again. Generally speaking it has been a healthy season with us.
Mr. and Mrs. Melbourne Cook visited Canady Creek last Wednesday.
Mrs. Sarah Eaton spent last week visiting friends and former neighbors at Canady Creek.
There was some little surprise on Wednesday last when it was announced that Edison Bowlby had taken a drive with one of our fair young ladies for the purpose of having the matrimonial knot tied. In consequence the young men assembled at the residence of Mr. William Hayes to give them the customary salute; they were rewarded by a glimpse of the bride and a generous treat of wedding cake.
The fishermen have been busy for the past few days storing their ice for the salmon fishery and other purposes.
Our friends at Harborville are enjoying an special season of blessing. We expect to have some special meetings here soon, and trust we may be blessed likewise.
Mr. Roscoe was the guest of Mrs. Parker on Sunday.
A service of song was given by the choir of the Baptist church here last Sunday evening.
Mr. J. L. Gertridge is suffering from La Grippe.
Miss Augusta Williams's music class gave concert at White Rock on the evening of Thursday of last week.
Last Saturday was the twenty-fourth anniversary of "Gaspereau Division". It being the regular night for meeting, the division was called to order and after the business was finished an oyster supper was provided by the Division and a tea table by the ladies so that every one could be suited. A number of the Charter members were present, but Mr. Alfred Duncan of Wolfville was the only one who has always remained a member. All enjoyed themselves and after a short musical entertainment and a few speeches we returned home.
The B.Y.P.U. of this place have taken up the Christian Culture Course which is very interesting.
Miss Amanda Eagles is home for the winter. Her niece Miss Bessie Allen is staying with her.
We are glad to make mention of the beautiful weather we have been having the past week. This has enabled our lumbering men to do a rushing business and afforded splendid sleighing which everybody is enjoying this winter. A number of the boys and girls are enjoying themselves in coasting. This is great sport for them in the evening.
The announcement in the Register of last week that the Sabbath School concert would be held on the 18th was a misprint. It should have read the 28th. Profs. Hyland and Banks and Miss Fitzgerald will lend their aid. A silver collection will be taken.
The members of the B.Y.P.U. have decided to have their Union at 7 o'clock instead of 7:30. All are invited to attend the Union.
We are glad to see that Mrs. Allen M. Browne, who has been ill with pneumonia, is able to be out again.
Mr. Judson Broome, who has been confined to his house with la grippe, we are glad to see is able to be out again.
The Lord's Supper was administered in the Baptist church on Sabbath last to a large number. Rev. E. O. Read preached a very striking sermon from the text the Epistle of Jude and the third verse.
The excellent sleighing on Sabbath last afforded a goodly number of strangers an opportunity to attend the service in the Baptist church in the afternoon, also to the meetings of the other church.
Mr. Leander Bowles was in town this week.
Rumor reports two weddings in Waterville in the near future.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dimock are visiting at Mr. T. A. Margeson's. Mrs. Margeson is Mrs. Dimock's sister.
Goat Robes and Horse blankets at PATTERSON'S.
"Delightful weather" is the expression heard on every side for the last fortnight.
Mr. and Mrs. Till of Berwick spent Sunday with friends here.
Fox & Ewing are busy with their lumbering operations this winter.
O. H. Nichols is spending the winter in Halifax.
E. Pineo of Waterville has a gang of men at work in the woods getting logs for Mr. J. G. Clark Jr. of Berwick.
A number of invited guests enjoyed a pleasant evening at Mr. and Mrs. M. Cogswell's on Friday last.
Parties are the order, of the day, too numerous to mention.
Rev. J. B. Morgan, pastor at the Baptist church here, will preach on Sabbath next at 3 p.m.
Mr. J. W. Felch, who had the misfortune to out his foot severely, we are glad to see is recovering.
Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Ells, who have been residing in New Hampshire for the last eighteen months, have returned home.
Mr. Clarence Tupper of Barrington is spending the winter with his mother, Mrs. P. S. Bennett.
We are glad to hear that Mr. Daniel Legge, who has been quite ill, is able to be out again.
Mr. Alexander Carey met with a painful accident on Friday the 5th inst. While hauling shingle logs. The forward stake breaking caused the logs to slip striking him in the back of the head. He was speechless for several hours but under the care of Dr. Foster of Canning is improving.
Mr. William Huntley is quite ill with inflammation.
On Saturday last a house belonging to James Barkhouse, Scott's Bay Road, was completely destroyed by fire. The fire was not discovered until it was too late to save anything.
The Epworth League intend giving a temperance entertainment next Monday evening.
Feb. 12, '97.
The young people of this place of truly enjoyed the moonlight evenings and the glittering snow. Our evenings have been spent very pleasantly coasting down a beautiful slope which seems to have been used for generations past in this health giving recreation.
The young people are not the only ones that are enjoying the passing snow. Some of the older citizens are hauling up their winter's wood, others are busy hauling cord wood to our wharf for shipment to other ports next summer. A few are enjoying themselves in other ways, chopping for instance.
Rev. M. Bishop is holding social meetings at this place. Good audiences are reported. We expect a great deal of good will be the results of Mr. Bishop's endeavors with us.
We regret to announce the illness of Mrs. William Dempsey Jr.
We notice that Mr. William Patterson added a valuable young heifer to his Easter stock a few days ago.
"Mat fever" has been a stranger to this place for some time but we regret to state has broken out afresh. As yet it is confined to a few houses only. Its sister complaint "quilt fever" has been going the round for quite some time. 'Tis confined to the ladies only. Old and young are alike afflicted. The younger ladies are afflicted with what is called "charm quilt fever" The older ladies have not so severe an attack of the now almost universal complaint. The work of destruction is already commenced, armed with formidable shears, we find them cutting "magic pieces" and with deft fingers placing their pieces into something marvelous which a better pen then mine must describe. If the utmost precautions are not used we greatly fear that the affliction will spread into adjoining districts and the work of destruction will be great.
Mr. Lonie Parks has returned to Mass. It will be remembered that his wife returned to her home a short time ago.
Mrs. Ida Elderkin, who has been visiting her mother at this place, has returned to Canning.
Mrs. Flossie McNeil, has gone to Mass. to spend the winter with her mother and other relatives who reside there.
Mr. Wade, rector of St. Mary's church, Aylesford, held service recently at the residence of Mr. B. Freeman, who is ill.