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January 6th, 1897

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Mr. Roy Lowden has returned from Moncton.

Mrs. E.H. Eaton made a trip to Nictaux last week to attend the funeral of her late brother-in-law Mr. Frank Neily. Mr. Eaton is slowly recovering from his recent illness.

Mrs. Amos B. Fales of Melvern Square returned home from visiting friends in the village last Saturday, her father Mr. David Kilcup returned with her to make a visit.

Our school reopens under the management of Miss L. Webster, who has given excellent satisfaction.


Schr. Bessie Parker sailed on January 1st with 3000 bushels potatoes for Havana.

Schr. Harold Borden is now loading for Havana.

Schr. JW Durant arrived on Jan 1st from Boston with flour and feed.

Schr. Sierra arrived on 2nd and proceeded to Port Williams to load for Havana.

Mr. DD Cox has arrived home from the States and will spend a few weeks with his family. Mr. Cox has a good business in Mass. now.

Schrs Sunshine, Ethel B., Gipsy and Stmr. Evangeline are hauled up for the winter. They will probably repair in the spring.

Work on the dyke is progressing slowly on account of the high tides which washes away the work as fast as it can be put up. It will be very difficult to stop the tide this fall but every effort will be made to do so. There is only one more small creek to stop then the tide will be shut out. There are about 200 men at work.

Scott’s Bay:

Miss Belle Crowe of Medford is the guest of her sister Mrs. M.W. Steele.

Twenty-five new members were received into the Methodist Church during the month of December.

The pie social held by the IOGT was a success. The sum of fourteen dollars and fifty-six cents was realized.

Mr. Daniel Legge is very sick as the result of a very heavy cold taken a few days ago.

Frank McDonald of this place while hauling logs met with a painful accident by a log rolling over him. He was badly bruised but no bones broken.

Rev. AB Higgins organized an Epworth League of Christian Endeavor with a membership of thirty-two. The officers were elected................................(the rest of the paper is missing, so I am not sure if this was the ending or not, PV).

New Store:

Our stock of groceries in complete in every line. Our goods among the best and we are selling at rock bottom prices.

Which will you have for dinner, a nice roast of beef, or slice of steak.

A fine stock of flour & feed on hand selling low for cash.

Knowing that it will be to your advantage to give us a large share of your trade, and wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year,

I remain yours,

C. Gaul.

Star Shoe Store:


January 1st.

We take this opportunity to thank our friends for their patronage in the past and to wish them each and all

A Happy and Prosperous New Year.

S.H. Nichols.

1896 :: 1897

Mr. John G. Clark

Desires to express his gratitude to his friends for their generous appreciation of his efforts to meet their wishes during the year 1896.

During 1897, they may rely on him to use his best judgement in the selection of such goods as they desire, and to sell as before at honest prices.

Furniture, Stoves, Hardware, Crockery, Glassware, Etc., Etc.

Local Register:

Hides taken in exchange for goods at

Star Shoe Store

The Council:

The Municipal Council will meet at Kentville on Tuesday next.

North Kingston:

The Sunday School enjoyed a pleasant time on New Year's eve in the hall, where a tea was provided and enjoyed by old and young.

Mr. John Killam received word last week of the serious illness of his son, Thomas, in Mass.

Mr. Alfred Charlton of Port Lorne, spent Saturday with Mr. and Mrs. S.E. Neily.

James F. Foster left on Monday to attend school at Berwick.

Sundew Division S of T, purpose giving a literary treat on Monday evening, Jan 18th; 10c admission, only.

James Smith, Esq., has gone to Mass., to spend his holidays.

Mr. J.C. Welton has returned from a trip to St John, and he reports the apple market very flat.

Archibald Foster left on Monday for a few weeks surveying for S.P. Benjamin.

Manning Armstrong has gone on a trip to Granville, Bear River and Digby, in search of sheep and lambs.


The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Smith Welton had their annual party on New Year's night at Silver Rest Cottage. About fifty were present, representing Kingston Village, Tremont, Greenwood, Aylesford, Auburn and Kingsport. The evening was very pleasantly spent in all kinds of games and organ and violin music. Refreshments were served at 11 p.m. and in the wee small hours the merry makers left for their homes with very pleasant remembrances of the happy evening that passed away so quickly. Mr. and Mrs. Welton are very genial and pleasant in their manner of entertaining their friends.

The young people for miles around were on the pond New Year's eve.

Louise Jacques is spending a few days with Mrs. A.G. Morse.

Mr. and Mrs. Geo Jacques, of Auburn were the guests of Mrs. Morse on New Year's night.

Clarence Nichols has returned to his school in Digby Co.

Mr. and Mrs. Reid Orde have arrived home; we are pleased to welcome them back.

Mrs. Eliza Baker is still very ill.

H.H. Patterson visited his son Lockhart, at Torbrook, last week.

Mrs. Jessie Stronach of Kingston, spent a day with her aunt, Mrs. Gates, last week.

Miss Lottie Kirk of Aylesford, has been spending a few days here, visiting friends.

John Wheelock of Lynn, came home last Wednesday and returned on Saturday last. He came to see his aged father, Calvin Wheelock, Esq., of Nicholsville, who is very ill.

There was a family gathering at the residence of A.H. Ewing on Christmas eve. After a very enjoyable evening, gifts were dispensed from the traditional tree.

On Wednesday last Mr. and Mrs. Charles Blackburn attended the funeral of her brother, Mr. John Franey, of Weston. The community at large sympathize with Mrs. Blackburn in her bereavement.


The death occurred on Sunday morning last of Eva, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Loomer, in the eighteenth year of her age. The parents have the sympathy of the whole community in their sad bereavement.

Mr. Bruce H. Power is spending his vacation with his parents Mr. and Mrs. G.B. Power.

Mr. George Palmer of Aylesford is visiting his brother, Mr. Wm Palmer at Buckley's Corner.

Our school opened Monday with an attendance of thirty-five. Miss Sadie Jordan has been engaged by the trustees as assistant teacher for the remainder of the term.

Mrs. John Magee of Church St is visiting her mother Mrs. P. Foote.

Mr. Arthur W. Banks is quite seriously ill.

Miss Ruth Kinsman entertained a few young friends at a party on Saturday evening.

Mrs. L. Carty spent New Year's day with friends in Waterville.

Mr. Albert Browne and family who have resided in Somerset for the past two years have returned to Grafton.


W. W. Pineo loaded a car of potatoes for Havanna one day last week at the enormous price of 25 cents a bushel.

As this is the week of prayer the Revds E. O. Read and J. M. Allan are holding union meetings. All are welcome.

Our schools re-opened on Monday last with the average attendance.

Our young lady teachers have returned to their schools after spending merry holidays.

All who attended the concert of H. R. Nelson on Friday evening last enjoyed it, especially the comic songs of Mr. Nelson.

A very enjoyable evening was spent at the home of Rev. and Mrs. E. O. Read on Monday (28th). The evening being fine, the roads good, the young people of Waterville met and surprised Mr. and Mrs. Read at an early hour.

Also on Thursday evening the young people met at the home of the parents of Hiram and John McIntosh and spent the last evening in the year in music and games. They returned home in 1897.

Also on the same evening the younger folk met at the home of Major Campbell and enjoyed themselves for the last time in 1896.

Mr. Hiram and John McIntosh returned to South Boston on Saturday last after a short visit at their home.

Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Pineo entertained a number of their friends on Saturday evening last and a very pleasant evening was spent.

W. V. T. Young Esq arrived home on New Year's day from P. E. Island for his New Year's "goose dinner".

Mr. Wesley Mahar and Mrs. Henry Bond spent a few days with her bother Mr. Wilson Sanford of Sheffield Mills Last week.