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January 20th 1897, Vol. VI, No. 31



At Welsford, Dec. 27th, to Mr. and Mrs. Frank McConnell, a daughter.

At Lower Blomidon on 14th inst, to Mr. and Mrs. C. V. Anthony, a son.

At Lowell, Mass. on Tuesday, Jan 5th, to Mr. and Mrs Roy Pelton, a daughter.


At Weston on Wednesday, Jan 13th, by the Rev Mr. Morgan, Edwin Hains Esq. of the firm of Hains Bros., Freeport, Digby Co., and Laura Elmer, eldest daughter of Daniel McLean Esq. of Weston.


On Saturday morning, Jan 16th, Anderson H., son of David R. Cochran of Pleasant Valley, aged 22 years and nine months.

At Berwick on Saturday, Jan 16th, Georginna G., daughter of the late Gordon A Calkin, aged 29 years.

At Black Rock on Friday, Jan 15th, G Allan White, aged 33 years.

At Berwick on Wednesday, Jan 13th, Alfred A., infant son of Mr. and Mrs W Murdoch Ford, aged three weeks.

At Lakeville, Jan. 18th, Celestia, wife of Benj. Woodward and daughter of the late Jeremiah Bligh Esq.


G. Allan White of Black Rock died on Friday last after an illness of some months. Mr. White was the son of Mr. David White of Black Rock and was about 33 years of age. He married Mary, daughter of Capt. Wm. Gould of Black Rock, for whom great sympathy is felt for her bereavement.

Anderson, H. Cochran, son of David R. Cochran of Pleasant valley, passed away on Saturday morning. He had been in failing health for more than a year and for the last few weeks well knew that life could not be much longer prolonged. He met his death with Christian resignation. Anderson was a young man of more than ordinary promise and his early removal will be heard of with sorrow.

Georgie Calkin, youngest daughter of the late Gordon A. Calkin of Welsford, died on Saturday evening. Born after the death of her father her training and care had devolved entirely upon her widowed mother. Her early years were spent in Welsford, the place of her birth. She secured a teacher's license and taught for several terms. When a life of usefulness seemed to be before her she was laid aside by disease. All that medical skill alone could do for her was done. A few months ago she and her widowed mother left the paternal farm and removed to Berwick, hoping that their health would be benefited by the change. For a time she seemed to be on the road to recovery but the hopes of her friends were doomed to disappointment and on Saturday she passed away.

 Mr. Abel Loomer, an aged resident of Berwick, died at his home on Main St. on Sabbath morning last. Mr. Loomer was a man who had the respect and sympathy of all who knew him, as evident by a large attendance at the funeral which took place yesterday afternoon.

Total Shipments of Apples:

The total shipments of apples from American ports to Europe during 1896 and first two days of this year were 2,156,334 barrels including 699,496 from Montreal and 204,095 from Halifax. The total for the year preceding was 527,524.

Kingsport, 480 acres of land reclaimed.

The tide was stopped on the 14th, 480 acres of land reclaimed. Its hoped by steady work for a few weeks to have the dyke above the highest tides. Work is being pushed forward night and day.

Mr. J.A. ward of Canning has organized a singing class here.

Colds are very prevalent here right now. Mr. Jutus Bolser was been quite sick with pneumonia. He is improving slowly.

Mr. D. D. Coy returned to the States on Wednesday 14th.

Mr. Frederick Kerr now of Boston, Mass. spent a few days with his sister Mrs. Rufus Huntley and his younger sister Miss Grace Kerr.

Two cars were loaded with apples here this week for Halifax to be shipped to England per Steamer "Ulunda".

Schr. Harold Borden sailed on the 14th for Havana. Schr. J.W. Durant is loading and will sail in a few days for same port.

A number of the young people spent a very pleasant evening on the 15th at the residence of Mr. Edwin Ells.


We regret to state that Mr. William McAuley, who has been in poor health for some years, is confined to the house with a severe attack of La Grippe.

The pie social which was given here Dec 29 passed off quietly and the sum of $18.00 realized. We are much pleased with the amount which was at once given to our popular minister, Mr. Bishop.

Our singing school is progressing favorably under the tutorship of Prof Georg Hyland. The school has only been organized a short time but Mr. Hyland understands his business well and we feel confident that it will be a grand success.

Mr. Abram Ogilvie purchased a fine cow one day last week.

It is my painful duty to announce the death of one of our oldest and most respected residents, Mr. Jas Dunham, who departed this life Monday, 4th inst., after a illness of many months endured with christian patience and resignation. Deceased though a strict Presbyterian seldom failed to attend our church with his family. Burlington loses by the death of Mr. Dunham a kind neighbor, a sincere christian and one of the very few remaining early settlers. Deceased had a large family, four of whom with their aged mother survive him. Our sympathies are with the bereaved ones. The funeral which took place on Friday was largely attended. Internment at Burlington church yard, where the remains of three of his children lie.

A little stranger recently arrived to brighten the home Of Mr. and Mrs. Falkingham.

The Misses Rawding of Garland visited Mrs. Sutton Armstrong last week.

A boat was picked up at Ogilvie's Wharf recently by Isaiah Ogilvie supposed to belong across the Bay.

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Found near Harbourville:

Near Harbourville, on December 31st, 1896, a small white boat slightly damaged.

Isaiah Ogilvie


January 2nd, 1897

A pretty wedding:

A very pleasant event took place at the home of Mr and Mrs Daniel McLean, Weston, on Wednesday evening, 13th, when Miss Laura Elmer McLean was united in marriage to Mr. Edwin Hains of Digby Co. The bride was prettily attired in silk and wool cashmere, with crepon and lace. The bridesmaid, Miss Alena McLean, sister of the bride, wore a pretty gown of cream cashmere. The bridegroom was attended by Mr. Malcolm McLean. The ceremony was performed by Rev. J.B. Morgan assisted by Rev. D.H. Simpson. After the ceremony refreshments were served. The bride was the recipient of many elegant and useful presents, conspicuous among them being a sterling silver cake basket, from W.H. Thorne, St. John.

The following day the happy couple took the train for their future home in Freeport.

Nova Scotia Farmers Association:

The Annual Convention of this Association will be held on the 26th, 27th and 28th Inst, in Oddfellow's Hall, at Middleton, Annapolis County.

The following gentlemen will address the Association: President, John B. McKay, Stellarton; Prof. Jas. Fletcher, Ottawa; Prof. E.E. Faville, Wolfville; Wm. Young, esq., Kentville; P Innis, Coldbrook; Col. W.M. Blair, Nappan; S.C. Parker, esq., Berwick; W.W. Hubbard, Esq., editor "Co-operative farmer," Sussex, N.B.; F.L. Fuller, Esq., manager Government farm, Truro; John Donaldson, Esq., Port Williams, A.J. Goodacre, esq., Grand Pre, and others.

It is hoped that every Agricultural Society in the Province will be represented by delegates at this meeting.

The first session begins at 2 p.m., on the 26th. One fare on all railroads. Ask for a standard certificate at your starting station which will entitle you to a free return ticket. Persons attending convention must positively provide themselves with these certificates.

Reduced hotel rates. All are welcome.

Ladies are especially invited.

Paul C black, Secretary


Mrs. Simpson returned on Saturday from her trip to the United States.

Mr. Stewart, Deputy Post Office Inspector, was in Berwick on Friday last.

Mrs. Vaughn of the Central House arrived home from Boston on Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Hains favor us with a generous gift of wedding cake.

Miss Ellen Burgess of Upper Dyke Village, visited friends in Berwick this week.

Mr. and Mrs. George H. Oxley have the thanks of the REGISTER for a magnificent sample of wedding cake.

Stanley Marchant who has been visiting his mother in Waterville, left on Saturday to return to Matfield, Mass.

Dr. W. Forlong Cogswell of Sand Coulee, Montana, son of W.H. Cogswell Esq. of Port Williams, was married at St. Paul, Minn. On Dec. 20th, to Miss Mabel Allen, of Halifax.

A late issue of the Somerville Journal, contains a portrait and biographical sketch of Mr. John W. Macdonald, who we learn by that paper, has recently been again elected a member of the City Council of Somerville. Mr. Macdonald's numerous friends in this county will wish him the highest success in his political career.

Eider Down Quilts:

We have just four left, which we are offering at Bargain prices, to clear. Just think of the solid comfort you might have at such a small outlay. They are beauties! We have just a few Fur Capes and Jackets left; also, a few Cloth Jackets yet on hand, which will be disposed of at greatly reduced prices.

All new and fashionable.

Fred B. Newcombe

Kentville, Jan. 11, '97.


The house of Wm. Palmer at Buckley's Corner, was destroyed by fire about 12 o'clock on Saturday night. Mrs. Palmer and little boy were absent from home. Mr. Palmer was at work in his machine shop, nearby, and did not see the fire until the roof was nearly ready to fall in.

His brother George was asleep in the house. He succeeded in arousing him but was able to save but little of the property. There was an insurance of $800 on the house, security, it is understood on a mortgage.

Mr. A.H. Ward, having given up his pump-making business, wishes to recommend to his friends and patrons and all desiring good pumps to call upon the New Foundry Co., Berwick.

The New Foundry Co., Berwick. Sta., is prepared to supply and put in houses or barns. Stove Pipe and Sheet Iron work to order. Will be ready to fill orders for iron castings by the first of the coming year.