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July 21st 1897



At Scott's Bay, July 4th, to Mr. and Mrs. E.M. Ells, a son.


At Cambridgeport, Mass., July 10th, Ernest A Blair, in the 21st year of his age.

At Church St., July 10th, TH O'Blenus, aged 83 years.

At South Berwick, July 9th, after a long and painful illness, Leonard VanBuskirk, aged 73 years.

At Berwick, July 18th, Lena, daughter of the late Isaiah Nichols, aged 14 years.

At Berwick, July 17th, (could be 7th…PV) Nancy, wife of GF Crowe, aged 73 years.

Buried at Truro:

On Friday, 9th inst, the funeral of the late Mrs. GF Crowe took place from the residence of her brother-in-law, Mr. Robert Smith, Truro. The Truro Sun, speaking of this lady, says: "Mrs. Smith died at Berwick, Kings, at the residence of her daughter, surrounded by every comfort, but as the heart sighs for the absent scenes where love's light first illuminated it, her request to be buried from the old homestead of the Tuckers was complied with." Mr. and Mrs. R Coldwell, Mrs. Eaton and Miss Crowe, of Berwick, son-in-law and daughters of the deceased, accompanied the remains to Truro, returning home on the following Monday.

Scott's Bay:

Mr. John Shaw, of Berwick, is spending a few weeks with Mr. Daniel Jess.

A number of the young people of this place spent a very pleasant day at Cape Split on Tuesday last.

Mr. Lamont Coffill recently killed a sea serpent in the Bay of Fundy. It is the first one we recollect seeing in this place.

Mr. and Mrs. CV Anthony, of Blomidon, were visiting friends here on the 11th inst.

Mrs. Eliza Miner has returned home, having spent the last ten months in Massachusetts.

Mrs. Mary Ells, of Sheffield's Mils, is the guest of Mrs. Daniel Huntley.

Shad are quite plentiful this season, the largest catch being six thousand five hundred.


Miss Dimock, of Windsor, is visiting Miss Gertie Borden.

Mr. T. H. Sommerville, of St. John, was in Berwick yesterday.

Fred A. Master, Esq, of Kentville was in Berwick on Monday.

Bishop Courtney will return from England about 1st August.

Mr. P. F. Lawson, of the Outlook, spent Sunday at his home in Grafton.

Sergt. J. Scott Robinson arrived home on Wednesday from his Jubilee trip.

Rev. E. E. Daley of St. John, was in Berwick on Friday. He is touring on a wheel.

Mrs. Judson Melvin, of Canning, is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. John Davison, Halifax.

Miss Hannah Chase, of Toronto, spent Friday and Saturday with friends in Berwick.

Miss Maud Clark and Miss Elizabeth Brow, of Boston, are visiting at Mr. F. A. Clark's.

G. D. Illsley, of the Outlook staff, wheeled from Middleton on Saturday last, and spent Sunday with friends in Berwick.

Mrs. G. E. MacCallum, of Arlington, Mass., arrived in Berwick on Saturday, to spend a few weeks with her sister, Mrs. Jos. Andrews.

Mr. and Mrs. John Patterson, of Charlestown, Mass, have been visiting Mrs. P.'s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Colin Douglass. Mr. Patterson left for his home yesterday.

Mrs. L. D. Robinson and three children left on Saturday to visit relatives in Halifax. Her sister, Miss McKenna, who has been in Berwick for several weeks, returned with her.

Mrs. W. A. Reed, who has been visiting relatives and friends in Queen's Co., returned home on Friday, accompanied by her friend, Mrs. Mack, of Truro, who will visit her here for a short time.

Mr. D. W. Smith, of Yarmouth, passed through Berwick on Monday morning. The travelling public will be sorry to learn that Mr. Smith has resigned the position of purser on the steamer Yarmouth, a position which he has held for twelve years, and in which he has won hosts of friends. Mr. and Mrs. Smith and son are spending a vacation at their country home at Melvern Square.


Miss Rosa Cole, of Boston, Mass., is visiting her aunt, Mrs. E. A. Davidson, of this place.

The ladies' Sewing Circle held a strawberry festival on Tuesday evening of last week. Though very little notice was given of it, quite a number attended and the sum of $23 was realized.

Miss Lena Benjamin has been visiting friends in Witenburg, Colchester Co., for the last few weeks.

Mr. Wm Anderson, Sr., is quite ill with la grippe.

The school children, assisted by their teacher, Mrs. Bingay, gave a "Character Concert" at the close of the term. The proceeds go towards getting a flag for the school.

Mr. G. Hunter, who had his foot badly cut some time ago, is getting well slowly.

Mr. I. N. Coldwell has a number of boarders this summer. Those who desire rest and pretty scenery should come to Gaspereau.

A School meeting was held a short time ago, to see about building a new school house and having a graded school. We are sorry to hear that some voted against it. We think every village or town should have a graded school, with some of the best teachers that could be procured.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Paysant have returned to their home in the Western States.

Mrs. Isaac Coldwell, Sr., who was very sick a few weeks ago, is recovering.


There were three applicants for license from Kingsport school this year.

Mrs. E Cox and Mrs. T. E. Bigelow took passage on S. S. Hiawatha for Spencer's Island to attend a wedding.

Mr. J. D. Ells is repairing his store and shingling the roof. Mission Hall is also being repaired.

Messrs Hiltz and Tupper are catching quite a number of shad.

Mr. Ralph Cox paid a flying visit to Berwick on the 10th.

Mr. Rufus Huntley arrived home from Boston on the 14th accompanied by Mr. Frederick Kerr. They intend to return soon.

Miss Grace Kerr is seriously ill. Mrs. Justua Coffil is also quite sick.

A son of Mr. Norman Cleaveland had the misfortune to break his arm while in bathing one day last week.

Mr. Loran Tupper and wife, of Lynn, Mass., arrived home on Tuesday the 13th. Mr. Tupper has been very sick but is improving.

The tug boat Marina calls here on her way to and from Port Williams. She belongs in Yarmouth and is employed by S. P. Benjamin, Esq., towing soows of deal from Port Williams to ships loading at different points. 

Schr Harold Borden will sail on or about the 20th, to load lumber at Blomidon for St. John, N. B.

Schr Active arrived from Windsor on the 16th.

The congregational church is without a stationed minister at present.

Local Union at Canard:

Local Union of the Kings Co. Christian Endeavors was held on Wednesday last in the Presbyterian church at Canard. The attendance was not large but was better in the evening. The presence of several clergymen added much to the interest of the meeting. The ordinary routine business was gone through in the afternoon. Reports from the different societies were read and were of a most encouraging nature.

The Rev Mr. Allan, of Waterville, read a paper on "How to study the Bible" which received very favorable comment from the clergymen and others who spoke on it. We intend on publishing this paper in next week's issue of the Register.

A very interesting part of the programme was something in the nature of a surprise, the ladies of Presbyterian church having prepared a very sumptuous tea, strawberries and cream, with other delicacies, on the church grounds. This was much enjoyed by the delegates, who highly appreciated the hospitality thus kindly offered.

The evening session was a very successful one. First came a paper on Sabbath schools, by Miss Oressa L. George, of Grafton, It was a paper of considerable ability and called forth much discussion. The Rev Mr. McMillan, of Kentville, read a paper which had been looked forward to with much expectation, on account of the speaker as well as the subject, which was: "The relation between Christian Endeavor and the church." Considerable discussion followed.

The consecration service was most impressive and solemn, concluding a very pleasant and profitable session of the local union. Mention must be made of the choir of the Canard church which rendered efficient service.

Canady Creek:

Canady Creek at this season of the year assumes quite a lively appearance, so many of our young people coming home to spend the summer and enjoy the cool refreshing breezes of their native clime.

 Mr. Marchant Clark has been spending a few days at the lighthouse.

Mrs. Annie Robinson and her daughter have been visiting friends at Steam Mill Village.

Miss Blanche Fraser and her sister Lulu arrived home last Wednesday.

Mrs. JH Rawding has been spending a few days at Waterville.

Miss Carrie Calkin arrived home last Tuesday. She was accompanied by her two sisters, Misses Mary and Minnie Calkin.

The farmers are busy making preparations for haying. Some are at work already. The past week, although very hot, has been poor haying weather.


Another lot of the celebrated

Electric Bake Pan

Given away with one pound of ART BAKING POWDER. Call and see them.

Bone Meal, Potato Fertilizer, Imp. Phosphate & Potash on hand.

FLOUR - Five Roses, Ogilvie's Hungarian, Red Rose, Dictator, and a variety of brands in Ontario Wheats.


SEEDS - in Package and Bulk. Some very fine Field Beans.

TEAS - Good Value.

GROCERIES - Fresh and cheap.

J. Burton Chute.

Berwick, May 25, '97.


Miss Jessie Young entertained her Sabbath School class of boys with their friends at Black Rock, on Saturday. In the afternoon, many enjoyed a pleasant sail on the bay, and on their return, all were invited to the lighthouse, where an hour was pleasantly spent in listening to the vocal and instrumental music furnished by the Misses Robinson and members of the party. In the evening the merry party wended their way homeward, feeling that the day at the shore was one long to be remembered.

With all our young people home, we are expecting a jolly time this summer.

Mr. Claude L. West, Principal of the High School at Patterson, New Jersey, is spending his vacation at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. V. T. Young. He is accompanied by his friend, Mr. Frederick W. Swan, Principal of Dedham High School.

Mrs. G. D. Pineo returned home last week from a visit to her brother, Mr. W. E. Bligh, of Truro.

Mr. Marshall, of Kingston, spent Sunday in Waterville.

The children of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Pineo have been quite ill but are improving.

Mr. W. O. Baltzer has improved the looks of his house by a new coat of paint.

N. A. Whitman is spending a week at Black Rock.

Mrs. Davidson and little daughter of Halifax are visiting Mrs. Thompson.

Mr. Allen Browne is building a fine new barn which is nearing completion and adds greatly to the appearance of his place.

The Misses Woodroff spent Saturday and Sunday with friends in Lakeville.

A party of would be fishermen drove to North River one day last week, where they spent the day trying to catch some of the fine fish, for which that river is so noted. On their return late in the evening, they reported a great number of bites, but from the appearance of their fish basket, one must judge that the bites were probably from their numerous sociable friends, the black flies and the mosquito, and not from the fish they tried so hard to tempt.

Dr Read of Wolfville spent Saturday night and Sunday with his parents.

New officers were appointed in the B.Y. P. U. on Tuesday evening. Mr. Henry Parker is president and Mrs. Frank Wright, vice president.

Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Pineo and daughter arrived home Saturday. They will remain for several weeks with Mr. Pineo's sister, Mrs. Wellington Turner.

Mrs. J. Edgar Batton, from Kentville, is spending a few days with her sisters, the Misses Skinner.

We are pleased to report a marked improvement in Mrs. Morse, who has been seriously ill at the home of her brother, Mr. Bennet Taylor.

Mrs. Parker and children, of Boston, are spending the summer with her mother, Mrs. Walker.

Immense quantities of berries have been shipped from this depot and still there are more to follow.

Now that the schools are closed, a number of teachers are at home. Among those who were laboring away from home, and have returned, are B. F. Bowles, Lulu Webster, Thomas Lawson, Abbie Marchant, Bessie McIntosh, Elsie M. Best.

There are many visitors from Mass., and other places.

Miss Mabelle Darling, from Arlington, is visiting friends here.

Miss Fenella Northrup is visiting her friend, Mira McIntosh.

Miss Bell and brother, of Dartmouth, are visiting Miss Minnie Wolfe.

Mrs. Longwood, of Arlington, Mass., is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. Sanford.

Mrs. Christie is visiting at her father's home.

There was a pleasant bay party at Black Rock last Saturday, when some of our young people, accompanied by aged chaperons, visited the shore. They returned late in the evening, sunburned and tired, but voted it a success.

Quite a number of the young ladies and gentlemen are the happy possessors of bicycles. Pedestrians have to keep a constant "ear out" for cycles, to prevent dislocated joints. Should this be thus? We should think the sidewalks should be kept clear of wheels.

Some of our summer visitors have been out south fishing and had great success. They report having caught no trout less than fourteen inches in length.

Douglas and Shepherd,


Founders & Machinists.


Hot Air Furnaces, : Tin Work,

Plumbing, Well Boring,

Castings and Repairs,





JAMES GRANT, - Manager

(Late of the Albion)

Neatly Furnished. Heated with hot water. Electric Bells in every room.

Electric Cars pass the door for any Part of the City.