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January 27th 1897



At Canady Creek, Jan 14th, by Rev E.O. Read, Mr. William Boudreau of Digby Co., and Miss Abbie Spicer of Harbourville.

At New Ross, Lunenburg Co., on the 13th inst., by Rev. F. Doody, P. P., Constantine Gaul, of Dalhousie East, and Annie Collins of New Ross.


At Scott's Bay Road on Jan 15th, infant son of Mr. and Mrs George Rogers, aged 4 months.

At Scott's Bay on Jan 21st, Melbourne, son of Daniel Huntly, aged 22 years.

At Scott's Bay on Jan 22nd, Jessie H Shaw, aged 12 years.

At South Berwick on Sunday 24th of croup and pneumonia, Daisy Kisboro, daughter of Joseph W. Lovelace, aged three years, four months and nine days.

At Somerset on Friday, Jan. 22nd, Daniel Woodworth aged 81 years.

Fire in Wolfville:

The Royal Hotel, Wolfville, took fire about 4 o'clock Wednesday morning and was burned to the ground. The building it will be remembered, was pretty nearly destroyed in November last, and has since been undergoing repairs, which were nearly completed. The carpenter states that when he left work at night there was only a handful of fire in the office register and no fire in any other part of the building. The fire is supposed to have originated in the sample rooms. The building was owned by Mr. J.W. Beckwith. Insured for $2,750 to secure a mortgage.

Schooner Harold Borden in Distress:

A special from East Machias says the British schooner Harold Borden, Kingsport, NS, for Havana, got aground on Eastern Ledge, Cutter Harbor, Sunday, and floated at high water, but was badly strained and part of keel gone. She is now at the wharf with seven feet of water in her hold. She has a cargo of potatoes.

Victoria Harbor:

Mrs. Fred Wagstaff is on our sick list this week. Our other members are, as a rule, improving.

Sabbath sleighing was so extra that we had the honor of having a goodly number of ladies and gentlemen from other localities attend our little church Sabbath afternoon. Among those we noticed were Capt. and Mrs. Curry (the contracting parties at a pretty home wedding at Harborville recently) of Harborville and Miss. Cora Clem recently returned from Sommerville Mass. Mrs. Curry, it will be remembered, was the eldest daughter of Capt. Lockhart Morris of Harborville and Capt. Curry is one of the most stirring captains and is well known in this community having purchased our wood and apples last summer and autumn.

 Our holiday season is over at length but if the recent snow stays with us the young people anticipate a pleasant time coasting these moonlight evenings.

Our school has reopened with more than an average attendance. Our teacher, Miss Young, has more than ordinary ability and it is needless to say that our school is progressing favorably under her instruction.

Miss Josie Orpin has been visiting friends at Bridgetown and Tupperville.

We were threatened with a January thaw on Monday but it proved only a false alarm and we are having at length some genuine January winter weather.

Mr. Millage Wagstaff of Granville is spending the winter with his brother Fred of this place.

Mr. Joshua Ogilvie had the misfortune to cut his foot quite badly recently. We are pleased to state it is improving.

Mr. Daniel Ogilvie, our oldest resident was severely injured one day last week by falling. His daughter Lizzie has the charge of the aged parent, who is over fourscore years old.

Mrs. Lonie Parks has returned to her home in Boston, Mass. She was accompanied by her infant daughter. Her husband will remain here till spring.

George Maplebeck of Margaretville spent a few days with Mr. John McKinlay lately.

Capt. Stephen Wagstaff of Schr. Josephine is with us again and, we are pleased to state, will remain with us the winter.

Wedded at Harborville:

One of the most pleasant social events of the season at Harborville was the marriage of Miss Luella Morris, daughter of Captain and Mrs. Lockhart Morris, to Captain Frank Curry, on Tuesday evening Jan. 5th. The bride was beautifully and tastefully arrayed in an appropriate costume of white. She was the recipient of many beautiful wedding presents. A large company of invited guests were present to witness the ceremony, which was performed by Rev. DH Simpson of Berwick. After the ceremony the large company sat down to an elegant repast prepared and served in the delightful manner for which the hostess is justly famed.

 Many good wishes of future, prosperity and happiness were spoken to the newly married couple as the guests disposed.


Canady Creek:

There was a quiet wedding on Jan 14th at the residence of Mr Hugh Thompson; the contracting parties being William Boudreau of Digby Co., and Miss Abbie Spicer of Russia. None but the immediate friends of the bride were present.

Mr Edward Schnare is moving into the residence recently occupied by William Canady.

The F.B. church here is without a regular pastor. Mr George preaches here occasionally.

Dan VanBuskirk is spending the winter in Pleasant Valley.

Miss Nellie Dickie is spending the winter at Capt Melbourne Cook's.

A pleasant surprise party was enjoyed by the young people at Mrs H Dickie's on Jan. 11th.


This whole community is saddened by the death of Mr Ernest A Craig, son of Deacon James Craig, who died at Quincy, Mass, of pneumonia on Thursday the 21st inst. The funeral took place on Saturday immediately after the arrival of the afternoon express. The internment was at the Cambridge burying ground where a baby brother, grandfather and other relatives lie. An impressive and appropriate service was preached by Rev. E.O. Read, Rev. Mr. Allen of Waterville and Mr. George also took place in the ceremony. The bereaved family, who have the sympathy of the entire community, have the satisfaction of knowing that though far from home the deceased had good care and was visited by kind relatives during his last illness. The remains were accompanied home by the young wife of Mr. Bruce McConnell of Boston, cousin of Mr. Craig. Mrs. McConnell, who is an American lady, will long be remembered for the loving kindness which prompted her to take this sad journey at this inclement season. At the station she placed two beautiful bouquets of chrysanthemums and calla lillies on the casket, sent by Mrs. Arthur W. Bishop nee Miss Nellie and Mrs Norman Marchant formerly Miss Annie Craig. We, with others, pray that these kind friends may be blessed with the Blessing of God which maketh rich and addeth no sorrow.

Mr WA Craig and Mr Edward Craig of Bridgetown attended the funeral of their nephew on Saturday returning to their homes on Monday.

Mr Raymond of Yarmouth spent last week in Cambridge.

Mr John Caldwell went to Halifax on Monday to take charge of a car of apples. He is expected home today (Tuesday).

Mr and Mrs TH Saunders of Burlington visited friends here on Sunday.

Mr and Mrs Aubrey Rachford attended the marriage of Mrs Rachford's cousin Miss Agues Best who was married at her home in Prospect last Wednesday evening to Mr Hastings Sanford of South Waterville.

Mr Omar Woodman, Mr J Armburg and others are doing quite a business logging.