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June 30th 1897



At Scott's Bay, June 17th, to Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Steele, a daughter.


At the residence of the bride's father, June 23rd., by the Rev EO Read, Mr. William S McMillan, of Woodville, and Lena Maie, daughter of Thomas Griffin, Esq., of Coldbrook, King's Co.

At the residence of the bride's father, Berwick, June 19th, by the Rev DH Simpson, assisted by the Rev Wm Ellis, HM Shaw, M.D., of Neihart, Montana, and Miss Martha Wyman Brown, M.D., fourth daughter of Mr. WV Brown, of Berwick.


At East Foxboro, Mass., on Tuesday, June 17th, James McCloskey, aged 82 years.

At Morristown, June 23rd, of heart failure, Miss Annie Ewing, aged 47 years.

At her home in Grafton, on Thursday, June 24th, Mrs. Theodore Loomer, aged 38 years.

June Wedding:

A pretty wedding took place at the residence of Mr. Henry Jackson, Clarence, Annapolis Co., on Wednesday evening, June 16th, when his daughter, Hattie A., was united in marriage to Mr. Avard J Wilson, by Rev EL Stevens. The bride was tastefully dressed in white, with bridal veil and flowers, and carried a large bouquet. She was attended by Miss Eva Jackson, and little niece, who were also dressed in white. The groom was supported by his cousin HG Wilson. Miss Annie Wilson played the wedding march. After the ceremony about fifty invited guests partook of a sumptuous tea. The bride received a pretty collection of presents both useful and valuable.

Mr. and Mrs. Wilson will reside at Elmsdale Farm, Clarence. The groom was formally a resident of Berwick, where he has many friends.

Wedding Bells:

On Wednesday evening last, the residence of Mr. Thos. Griffin was the scene of a very pretty wedding - when Lena Maie, youngest daughter of Mr. Thos. Griffin, of Cold Brook, and Wm S, only son of Mr. Wm. A. MacMillan, of Woodville, were united in the bonds of matrimony by Rev EO Reed. At seven o'clock the groom took his place on the lawn, beneath an arch of evergreen and daisies, while the Wedding march was being rendered by Mrs. AN Griffin. The bride, who looked very pretty, attired in cream cashmere, with trimmings of silk lace and ribbon, with orange blossoms in her hair, appeared leaning on the arm of her father. At the close of the ceremony, the guests, numbering about forty, partook of refreshments, and after inspecting the presents which were both numerous and costly, and spending a social evening, wended their several ways, to the tuneful melody of horn and bells, - one and all wishing the bride and groom a happy and successful journey through life.


Mr. and Mrs. WV Brown, of Berwick, received the sad intelligence on Monday of the death of their little grand-daughter, Marguerite, daughter of Capt FH and Fanny (Brown) Corning. She died at Cardiff, Wales. Those who met the little girl during her late visit to her grand-parents will remember her as a bright, winsome child and sincere sympathy will be felt for the bereaved families.


Miss Grace Forsythe returned home on Friday.

Miss Madeleine V. Woodworth arrived from Boston on Friday.

Mr. Rex Reed, of Halifax, spent Sunday at his old home in Berwick.

Rev. T. McFall returned on Thursday from his trip to the United States.

Willie Lonergan returned yesterday from the Institution for the Deaf and Dumb.

Mr. J. E. Hopkins, Dairy Inspector for the Maritime Provinces, was in Berwick on Thursday.

Miss Emma B. Sommerville returned on Wednesday from her trip to Boston and New York.

Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Woodburn, of Yarmouth, who have been visiting Mr. and Mrs. George I. Nichols, returned home on Saturday.

Miss Mosher and her mother, Mrs. Oxner left on Tuesday morning for Lunenburg and Mahone Bay, where they will remain for some time.

Master Fred Bowlby, of Aylesford, took the prize for writing, in the third class, at the closing exercises of the Institution for the Deaf and Dumb Halifax.

Rev. Hubert C. McNeill preached in the Methodist church on Sabbath morning. Mr. and Mrs. McNeill and their little one are visiting their former homes in Berwick.

The British training brig, Sea Lark is missing. She left Devonport for Plymouth, to take part in the jubilee naval review.

Mrs. Mary Stevenson, a young married woman, jumped from a fast moving electric car at Halifax, on Thursday night. Her skull was fractured, and artery in brain ruptured.


Death has again entered our neighbourhood and made sad the home of Theodore Loomer, by taking the loving wife and mother. Just three months ago she was taken down with LaGrippe, from which she never recovered. Her strength seemed to fail her very rapidly, but as her hold on earthly things seemed to loosen, her faith grew stronger, and she was not afraid to cross the valley to meet with two dear children, and father, mother, brother and sister, who have gone before. The deceased leaves a husband and two sons to mourn the loss of a loving wife and fond mother. We tender our heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family.

Canady Creek:

Thomas Cox and wife and Mrs. Sharp, were the guests of Mrs. J. H. Rawding recently.

Mr. A. Neily has been spending a few days at Canady Creek.

Will Farquharson, of Halifax, and Mr. Borden, of Sheffield's Mills, have been visiting friends at Black Rock.

Mr. J. H. Rawding, while travelling through his pasture Wednesday night, was attached by a peculiar assailant, which proved to be a large hawk. As he was unarmed he took to the woods, closely pursued by the hawk. He escaped uninjured. The next morning Mr. R., in company with Will Farquharson, visited the supposed haunts of the hawk, where it was discovered and quickly dispatched. It was sent to Halifax to be mounted. The bird measured 4 feet 6 inches from tip to tip.

Mr. Hudgins and son visited Canady Creek recently.

Miss Alice Neily, of Cambridge, Mass, was the guest of Mrs. Dickey, a short time ago.


Mr. John W. Lowe, of Bay Chaleur, New Brunswick, accompanied by Mr. T. Lowe, of Amherst, arrived by Saturday's express, and spent the night with his son, Frank H. Lowe.

Mr. Harry VanBuskirk and Miss Laura Goucher, of Melvern Square, were the guests of Mrs. Sidney Goucher, last Sunday.

Mrs. A. G. Morse spent last week with Mrs. Wm. Neily, at Greenwood.

Mrs. Eliza Baker has removed her business to Aylesford Station. The store lately occupied by her has been purchased by the firm of McNeil Bros & Lowe, who will use it for an office and supply depot.

Mr. Wallace, engineer for the mill firm, will build a residence in town, this season. Excavation for the cellar has begun.

A G Morse has just completed a fine building to be used chiefly as store house for fruit and cranberries.

Mr. Frank Lowe received a consignment of salmon from Bay Chaleur, N B, last week. They came in good condition and were a fine lot, averaging from 28 to 40 lbs each.

Our day school held a picnic on Jubilee day, on the grounds of A Stanley Patterson. The day was fine, and the sports and refreshments were very much enjoyed by the young people.

Your correspondent recently had the pleasure of viewing the beautiful display of house plants at the residence of Mrs. J S Belcher, of Chipman Corner. One large calla lily was particularly beautiful. It was 50 inches in height, the leaves 21 inches long and 11 wide - a really splendid plant.

Miss Martha Ewing left on Wednesday last for Boston. This is Miss Ewing's initial trip to the "Hub."

Millville and neighboring villages are going to join with Aylesford in celebrating Dominion Day. There will be a procession of horribles, horse races, a base ball match, tug of war between Aylesford and Auburn, and other sports. A strawberry festival will be held at 6 p.m. and a band concert in the evening.

Many of our people visited Annapolis on Jubilee day.

Mr. H B Palmer is building a stable.

The enterprising mill firm of McNeil Bros, & Lowe are still adding improved machinery and running their mill on full time. Twenty thousand feet per day is their average cut. They have lately purchased a pair of draft horses from Stonehaven, N. B. pronounced by competent judges to be second to none in the county.

Mr. James Jacques, of Auburn, has resumed his old business, after an absence of three months.

We were pleased to see Miss Minnie Jackson driving out, last week, looking much improved in health.

Baxter's Harbor Mt.:

We are glad to learn that Mrs. W. E. Bennett has quite recovered from the effects of the injury sustained by a bad fall and is able to be out again.

Mr. Samuel Fraser and family of Sheffield Mills have moved into the house lately vacated by Mr. A. Sheffield.

The pie sale held in the school house on Saturday evening last was a success, quite a neat little sum being realized.

The Misses Keating, of Canning, were the guests of their brother, Mr. B. Keating, last week.

Mrs. A. Lockhart is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Campbell, of Kentville.

Miss Maggie Tully is visiting friends in Canning.

Miss Ada McLean is home on a visit.

Mrs. E. Lovley was the guest of Mrs. Francis Lyons on Saturday last.

Scotts Bay:

Mrs. Prudence Rogers, of Salem, Mass., is visiting friends here.

Miss Mary Bennett, of this place, is spending a few weeks in the United States. Mr. W. H. Sawler and daughter, Kentville, are the guests of Mrs. P. S. Bennett.

Several of the young people spent last week at Bear River, N. S. attending the Advent Conference. They had a very pleasant trip.  

Mr. J. E. Steele recently lost four head of young cattle, from the effects of eating Paris green.

Several of the young ladies are preparing for the County examination, next month.

Mr. David Jess is painting his house, which greatly improves its appearance.

Mrs. J. E. Steele is visiting relatives in Marblehead, Mass.


Rev Mr. Wall finished his pastoral work here on the 27th. Rev Mr. Higgins preached in the evening of that day.

Mrs. Austin, accompanied by her husband, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. B Tupper. Rev Mr. Austin is stationed at Sheffield, N.B. He will preach here next Sunday.

 Schr Harold Borden has arrived from Portland, Me., and is undergoing repairs. She will probably load lumber for Boston.

Stmr. Evangeline has been finished and is making regular trips. She is in first class condition, having had 4,000 expended on her.

Stmr. Rob Roy arrived here from Windsor, on 22nd, with a party of pleasure seekers. They spent the day on the beach and sailed for home in the evening. Rev Mr. Shaw had the misfortune to sprain his ankle, while taking part in the sports.

Most of the people of Kingsport visited Canning on the 22nd.

Mrs. Saunders, of Annapolis, is spending a few days with her daughter, Mrs. (Capt) Barkhouse.

There are a few summer tourists here at present, and there will probably be quite a number during the season.

Dr Borden, Minister of Militia, has purchased some property belonging to the Pineo estate.

There is some talk of the water-works being extended to Kingsport soon.