March 10th 1897
At Scott's Bay, Feb. 28th, Harry L., youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Shaw, aged 3 years and 6 months.
At Kentville on Sabbath, March 7th, of diphtheria, George Macdonald, eldest son of Mary T. and the late James W. Arnold, in the 21st year of his life.
At Woodlawn on Monday, March 1st, Leverett E. McBride, aged 22 years.
At Victoria, Feb. 19th, Botsford Freeman, aged 68 years.
At Nicholsville, Aylesford, on Feb. 14, Harvey Barteaux, aged 64.
At Weston on Wednesday, march 3rd, Nancy M., infant daughter of Isaac M. and Ella Selfridge, aged 1 year and 11 months.
A few weeks ago a Court of Foresters was formed and in honor of the late Dr. Silas P. Rand of town was named Court Rand. The first regular meeting was held the 25th of February.
Mr. S.P. Benjamin has given the contract for building five scows and a small steamer to Mr. R.W. Huntley of this town. The building will be done at Port Greville. Mr. Benjamin intends bringing his lumber to Hantsport for shipment as the government has voted for a dock on which work will probably soon begin. Several contractors have been examining specifications, etc.
Our coal merchant, E.F. Sweet is getting the frame ready for a steam coal barge to be built at north's ship yard. The barge is to be sixty feet long and carry one hundred tons of coal.
Report says that a Presbyterian church is to be built here soon on the corner of prince and Oak Streets.
The Hants County Baptist convention was held here on Tuesday and Wednesday of last week. Rev. T. Trotter of Wolfville preached an able sermon on "The unknown Book." Rev. A.A. Shaw of Windsor read an excellent paper on the hackneyed subject "Giving" which caused people to talk. P Clinton Reed also read a paper on the B.Y.P.U. pledge. Many others beside the three named took part in the proceedings but these were from Kings County and more interesting to the readers of the Register.
The evangelists, Crossley and Hunter held three meetings here during their sojourn in Windsor and kept intensely interested a large number of people each time. Both Mr. Crossley's sweet singing and Mr. Hunter's plain speaking went to the heart.
The Rev. Mr. Fisher has been lecturing in Windsor and Mt. Denson.
The wives of some of captains have gone to American ports to see their husbands who have returned from long voyages and only stay in port long enough to discharge their cargoes and re-load.
The prospects are looking brighter for a good summer and all that means to most people when money is circulating freely, and plenty of work.
As usually at this season of the year it is a little dull here at present but we have enjoyed the winter.
The farmers are trying to show the boys there is some pleasure even in toil by getting their wood piles enlarged and giving them a party in the evening.
Mr. Edison Bowlby and his bride had a pleasant surprise party at their cosey residence last week, a peasant time was spent, and the guests departing leaving many tokens of esteem and friendship.
Mrs. Benj. Gould had returned after several months absence in Boston.
Perry and Charles Foot of Billtown spent Saturday and Sunday at the light house.
Mrs. Clarence Paul has been visiting friends at Canada Creek. Mrs. Annie Robinson and her son Charlie spent Monday evening at Mrs. H. Dickey's.
Mrs. Maud Best has been spending a few days at Black Rock.
Walter Hayes has taken a sea-voyage in Schr. Swanhilda.
Our mail carrier on the eastern route had quite an adventure last week. Having purchased a horse from William Canady the animal seemed disposed to show her good trotting qualities. She started down the mountain throwing Mr. Smith out and not halting until she reached Grafton where she made an abrupt entrance through Mr. Bowles shop windows no further harm being done.
Mrs. F. Parker visited Halls Harbor last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. H. Dickey with quite a number of other guests spent Wednesday at Mrs. Melbourne Cook's. After a sumptuous repast was served the next subject discussed was going to church in this they were disappointed the night being stormy however Mr. Cook kindly opened his doors and invited Rev. Mr. Glendenning to have service there so quite a number near by came in and though the storm raged without the minister in a calm impressive manner pointed them to Jesus who is the refuge in the time of storm. A number joined in testifying to their faith in a risen Saviour, thus a profitable evening was spent.
On the evening of 23rd Feb. inst the family of Mr. W. Steele was startled by the report of a gun, the ball passing through a window and lodged a few feet from where the inmates were sitting. The shot was accidental but in the future the young man had better practice on something larger than a cat when shooting after dark.
One day last week fire was discovered in the barn of Mr. Daniel Legge. The fire caught by sparks from a chimney but was extinguished before doing much damage.
Mr. Daniel Shaw is visiting relatives in Port Lorne, Annapolis County.
Mr. Nelson Tupper is visiting his aunt Mrs. R. Dodge of Cambridge.
Elder Holmes Davison of Hantsport is the guest of Mr. Rufus Jess.
The school in North Scott's Bay is closed on account of the illness of the teacher.
Mr. William Jess is quite ill.
Death has again entered our village claiming for its victim Harry L. Shaw, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Reid Shaw. This is the third child they have lost since Jan. 20. The afflicted family have the sympathy of the entire community.
Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. William Cashman on a wee sma'' girlie who arrived Feb. 17th.
We regret that Mr. Wallace Falkingham is confined to the house with a severely cut foot. We hope he will soon be able to be out again, as his pleasant face is very much missed.
Mr. P. Doherty of Derry, New Hampshire paid us a final visit last week. Mr. Doherty goes back to Derry Saturday, march 6th. It is very pleasant to have our old friends with us again but not so pleasant to hear of departure.
After a brief visit here Mr. Vernall Clem, formerly of this place, now of Boston, Mass, has returned to Mass to take charge of his business there. Mr. Clem though a young man, has shown great business tact and is now engaged in thriving enterprise in Mass.
This community was shrouded in gloom at the sudden death of one of our young men Mr. Leverette McBride, which took place Monday morning, March 1st, 4 a.m. Mr. McBride has been in ill health since May but every hope was entertained for his complete recovery. In January he contracted measles. His recovery was slower than expected, and to the surprise and grief of all he passed away on Monday morning. Leverette was the youngest son of Alfred McBride and about 23 years old. His sunny disposition and numerous good qualities, endeared him to the hearts of all. The sympathies of this people are with the afflicted in the hour of sad bereavement. Internment on Thursday afternoon at Burlington cemetry where the remains of his sister lie. A expressive and consoling sermon was preached at the house by Rev. Mr. Bishop our resident pastor. Though at a season of the year when flowers are very scarce, the beautiful coffin bore a beautiful wreath, the gift of loving hearts. The bad roads and stormy day did not prevent the friends of the deceased from paying the last tribute too the departed dead.
Rev. D.H. Simpson of Berwick, preached in our church Thursday evening march 4th.
Just in stock, - New lot Clothing, which will be sold cheap. Arrived, New lot Boots and Shoes.
Mr. Fed A. Parker is quite seriously ill.
Mr. Foster B. Chute cut his hand quite badly on Monday.
Mr. W.B. Congdon of Grafton has returned from Rochdale, Mass.
Mr. W.F. Read has our thanks for late copies of the New York Sun.
Mrs. G.E. Lydiard and Miss Annie Tupper went to Halifax yesterday afternoon.
Miss Unie Magee of Somerset; teacher at Coldbrook, arrived home yesterday, the school being close on account of diphtheria.
Our thanks are due to several friends in Boston for papers containing accounts of the Subway explosion and the Inaugural ceremonies.
Horses For Sale. - Two horses both sound kind, and well broken; fit for ladies to drive. Will be sold at a bargain.
Perry Moody, Harborville
We deeply regret to have to announce the death of George M. Arnold of Kentville which occurred on Sabbath evening last. George was the eldest son of the late James W. Arnold, who died when he was but a child. When thirteen years of age he entered the store of Messrs. T. & B.R. Bishop where he has since been employed. Of earnest and industrious habits, the strictest integrity, and with intelligence and manly qualities far beyond his years, he commanded the respect and attachment of all who knew him, and in his death the community loses one that could ill be spared.
Sunday night was one of the coldest of the season.
Mr. Vernal Clem returned to Mass on Saturday. The exodus from here to the Land of the Free will be very small this spring.
It is some years since there has been as much cord-wood here as there has been this winter. Consequently we expect quite busy times at the wharf this summer.
Mr. Leverette McBride who had been ill for some months, passed away Monday morning. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved family.
Mr. Benjamin Gould intends sending some hundred barrels of apples to St. John this week. Mr. Martin Donnellan will go to sell them.
We understand that Prof. Hyland and his singling class at Grafton, will give a concert on Saturday evening, March 20. It is needless for us to say that those whose who attend will have an opportunity of enjoying first class entertainment.