July 14 1897
At Pictou, July 4th, to Rev and Mrs. GS Carson, a son.
At Bear River, June 25, to Mr. and Mrs. WW Clarke, a son.
At Blomidon, on Sunday, July 4th, to Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Green, a son.
At Brooklyn, June 22nd, by the Rev Father Morris, Charles A Burke, of Dalhousie, and Mary E Dwyer, of County Kerry, Ireland.
At Kingsport, on July 8th, Mrs. John A Loomer, aged 68 years.
At Canning, June 23rd, Julia Ann, widow of the late George M. Newcomb, aged eighty years and eight months.
Owing to your correspondent's temporary absence, items from this locality have fallen off for a period covering two months.
The meeting held here some weeks ago which were attended with great success, are now discontinued.
This community was shrouded in gloom at the announcement of the sudden demise of Hiram Ogilvie who dropped dead from his horse, as reported in the REGISTER. The three daughters of the deceased, who have been living in Massachusetts arrived home to attend the funeral, which took place at the Aylesford Baptist cemetery where lie the remains of his only son.
Charles Best, who has been for some time employed in the firm of Best Brothers, of Boston is with us again. We are much pleased to have our old residents with us.
R. S. Armstrong has been appointed by the government a commissioner to expend two thousand dollars on the pier at Ogilvie's Wharf. This will be a great boon to the farmers in this locality.
Boyd Howell is quite seriously ill. It is hoped he will soon recover.
Deacon Palmeter drives a new top buggy a recent purchase.
It is noticed that one of our bridges, which has been wrecked for many months, is replaced by a new one.
Messrs Abram and Wallace Ogilvie are improving the appearance of their buildings by a liberal supply of shingles.
Burlington church is also improving in complexion by a supply of paint, which is at present being applied.
Since my last notes from this place a Woman's Christian Temperance Union has been organized and it is reported that the attendance is very large and the work holds good.
The farmers have completed their spring farming under a great many drawbacks and every species of farm produce is looking well. Very few are the complaints of potato bugs and horn flies and it is hoped those ravages may cease after a time.
Haying is a little later this season than usual owing to the unusual amount of wet weather this spring but it is said that the crop is unusually heavy and haying will commence next week.
Ethel, eldest daughter of William McAuley, who has been away from home sometime is again with us.
Samuel Nixon, Esq, of Nictaux Falls visited relatives here last week.
Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Armstrong visited Kentville recently, the guests of their daughter, Mrs. Maurice Harvey, of that place.
A number of our people attended the celebration at Aylesford and a good time is reported by all.
Mr. Eustace McAuley is living in Waterville.
A very quiet and pretty event occurred at Harborville on Friday evening, June 2nd, when Mr. Howard Ogilvie, of this place, and Miss Spicer, eldest daughter of Capt Edward Spicer, of Harborville, were united in matrimony. The bride was the recipient of many useful and valuable presents, which testified to the high esteem in which she is held in her native village. Mr. and Mrs. Ogilvie will reside here in the future and many are the wishes for life-long happiness given them by the friends here.
Mrs. S Bennett and Mrs. James Parker are seriously ill.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Palmer, of South Berwick, visited here last week.
Since last writing from here, death has called away one of our oldest residents, Mr. Daniel Ogilvie.
Mrs. Isaiah Swindell is spending the summer at Jas. Armstrong's, Brooklyn.
Very few fish are being caught here this season, but the prospects are fair for a good crop of hay.
The public school at Victoria Harbor had its examination on Thursday afternoon July 8th, under the careful management of the teacher, Miss Ida B. Young. A very interesting programme was rendered, which was listened to attentively by all present. The room was beautifully decorated with ferns and roses, which showed the great taste, not only of the teacher, but of the pupils as well. At the close interesting addresses were made by the trustees and rate payers present, who all spoke highly of the manner in which the school had been conducted during the winter and wishing the teacher every success in her future work.
We regret to record the death of an old and esteemed friend, Mrs. John A. Loomer, who passed away on the 8th inst., after a very brief illness.
Rev Mr. Sinclair preached at the residence of Mr. Rufus Huntley on the evening of the 8th inst.
Mrs. McPherson of Parrsboro is spending a few days with her sister Mrs. C. H. Huntley, who has been quite seriously ill for a few weeks but is slowly improving.
Schr Harold Borden, under repairs, will probably be completed this week.
Summer tourists are not very plenty here as yet.
A large picnic passed through here on Saturday, per Stmr. Evangeline, for Wolfville, from Parrsboro.
Arthur Borden and Welton Robbins took a flying trip through Cumberland on their wheels last week. The boys say the roads are fine for cycling in that county.
Some of the young folk took advantage of the fine day Saturday and had a picnic at Gaspereau. Of course they had a good time.
By some accident the gates of the sluice in the Bigelow creek have been broken so that they allow the water to flow in and none to flow out. This will be a great draw back to the contractor who is building the bridge across that creek, as he will have to lay the foundation under water.
Our school is closed and all agree in saying we have had an excellent school. Both Mr. Robbins, the principal, and Miss Bentley deserve great praise for the manner in which the two departments have been conducted.
Quite a number of our farmers have commenced haying. The crops are reported to be very heavy this year.
We all realize it is summer in good earnest these last few weeks.
The following officers were installed in Lake division Thursday evening:
The captains for this quarter are J. W. Woodworth and Roy Lowden.
A number of the Billtown young folk were in Kentville last week attending the examinations.
Rev. M. P. Freeman administered the ordinance of baptism to nine young converts on Sunday morning, July 4th.
Mrs. T. H. Rockwell and son Theodore spent a week recently with friends in Wilmot.
Mr. W. M. Bill, Judge of Probate, of Shelburne Co., spent part of last week with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.,. W. C. Bill.
Mrs. Arthur Porter visited her sister, Mrs. Corkum, of Kingsport, last week.
Miss Cassie Bill, one of our talented young ladies, is the possessor of a handsome new bicycle.
Miss Myrtle Rudolph has been spending the last few weeks with friends in Canning.
The men of this district have been improving the roads very much by putting in some new tile bridges.
On Monday evening of last week the ladies of the Free Baptist church held a strawberry and ice cream social on Mr. H. G. Martin's lawn. They had the misfortune of mistaking salt for vanilla in flavoring the ice cream.
On Wednesday evening the rink owners held a promenade concert and ice cream social at the rink. About 175 availed themselves of the splendid opportunity of hearing the renowned Kentville band discourse a programme of most excellent music.
The new dyke was the subject of much comment last week. The fourth but first successful attempt to place the sluice was made last Friday. It stayed in place until the next tide and then it went out not having enough weight to keep it down. They will not attempt to place it again until after the high tides.
H. G. Martin has moved into his new store which presents a fine appearance. The only store in Canning with plate glass front.
Potter Bros' new steamer will be launched this week. The wood work is not all finished but the machinery is all in order and the engineers want to make a trial trip in her before going home. The machinery was manufactured by the Burrill-Johnson Co. of Yarmouth.
Mr. William Rand expects to leave this week for a trip to England.
E. M. Beckwith, Esq. is expected home from London this week.
The public schools closed last Thursday. Mr. Lockhart's position will be taken next term by Mr. Ernest Robinson, of Lakeville.
Mr. TH Loomer desires to express his thanks to his neighbors and friends in Grafton and vicinity, for their uniform kindness during the illness of his daughter, and later of his wife. This kindness did much to lighten the sufferings of the departed ones, and will be ever gratefully remembered by the bereaved family.
The magazine number of the Digby Courier is an excellent specimen of typographical art. It is profusely illustrated with portraits of prominent men of Digby Co., pictures of public buildings and of elegant private residences, etc, with well written biographical and descriptive matter. It is the most creditable extra gotten out by any newspaper in the Maritime Provinces.
Mr. PF Lawson, of the Outlook, was in Berwick on Monday.
JW Caldwell, of Wolfville, was in Berwick on Wednesday of last week.
Abraham Bligh, Esq., of Lakeville, is in Berwick, the guest of his son, Mr. SW Bligh.
Miss Abby Brown arrived home from Boston last week, on a visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. WV Brown.
Mr. JP Anthony spent last week with his friends on the Bridgetown circuit, among whom he ministered last year.
Rev AS Tuttle, of Berwick, is to succeed Rev JR Downing as pastor of the Methodist church at New Germany, Lunenburg Co.
Peter Innes, Esq., of Coldbrook, was suddenly taken seriously ill last week. He is still in a very critical condition. An operation was preformed yesterday.
Mrs. Anthony returned on Saturday from her trip to Boston. Her son, Mr. AA Anthony, who has been absent for many years, accompanied her home.
Mrs. GW Cornwall and children left on Thursday of last week to join Mr. Cornwall in Liverpool, Eng. They sailed by steamer Ulunda, from Halifax on Friday.
Miss Effie Cox, of Avonport, visited friends in Berwick on Saturday, remaining till Monday afternoon. She was returning from a visit to her brother in Middleton.
Mr. JA Winfield, evangelist, and Prof. WJ Hutchins, organist of St Paul's church, Halifax, are spending a few days in Berwick guests of Mr. Chas Till of So. Berwick.
Mr. WG James, who taught successfully during the past year in the preparatory department of Berwick school, has been engaged as principal of the Weymouth public school.
Mr. and Mrs. Wyman Smith, of Malden, Mass, arrived on Saturday, and will remain for a time with Mrs. Smith's parents, Mr. and Mrs. TE Coleman and other friends in this county.
Rev Mr. Glendenning left on Monday to attend the International Epworth league Convention at Toronto. The trip was given him by the members of the League in Berwick and Harborville.
Mrs. CW Wright, of Halifax, and her mother, Mrs. Mosher, arrived in Berwick by evening train on Saturday and are visiting at Mr. JH Mosher's. Mrs. Mosher though nearly one hundred years old, stood the journey remarkably well.
Misses Annie L and Jennie Morton, with their nephew, master George Robinson, and niece, Miss Alice Balmer, arrived on Saturday on a visit to their parents, Mr. and Mrs. HE Morton, of Somerset. A little daughter of rev JM Foster, of Boston, also accompanies them.
Base Ball - Will those interested in base ball kindly meet in Aberdeen Hall, this Wednesday evening, at 7 o'clock sharp.
Mrs. A Hutchinson and little daughter of Framingham Mass., arrived home a short time ago to spend the summer with her mother, Mrs. JH Berteaux. (might be Barteaux..PV).
L. R. Cogswell of Somerville, Mass., arrived home on Friday last to spend a short time with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. Cogswell, and other relatives in this place.
Mrs. Fowler Forsythe is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Enoch Hutchinson.
O. H. Nichols, who is staying at Kentville, spent Sunday at home.
Mrs. C. H. Turner and little son, and Mrs. Willet of Kentville, spent Sunday at Mrs. Turner's mother, Mrs. A. Cogswell.
Mrs. J. C. West and family are expected home this week to reside for a time in Morristown.
Our school closed last week. Miss Chesley, our teacher, has left for her home in Bridgetown, carrying the respect and best wishes of all in this place, where she has spent the past year.