March 16th 1898
At North Alton, on Sunday, Feb. 27th, to Mr. and Mrs. Obediah Veinot, a daughter.
At Hardwick, Mass., March 3rd, to Mr. and Mrs. Archibald Lyons, a son.
At Lynn, Mass., Mch. 1st, by the Rev R.T.C. McKenzie, pastor of the Methodist church, Geo. Doty Killam, formerly of Somerset, and Grace Ellen, daughter of Jacob L. McNutt, of Lynn.
At Wolfville, Feb 26th, the infant son of Dr and Mrs. H. Lawrence, aged one day.
At Wolfville, March 8th. Ada E., wife of Dr. Harold Lawrence and daughter of the Rev. J.E. Bigney, of Mt. Denson, aged 24 years.
At Wolfville, March 10th, Mrs. John Chase, aged 89 years.
At Hardwick Mass., March 6th, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Archibald Lyons.
Mr. Fred B. Coleman of Grafton returned from Massachusetts on Wednesday last. He has been quite seriously ill since his return.
Mr. Everett A. Roscoe left on Saturday for Boston.
Raymond Margeson started for Boston on Saturday last.
Mr. Roy Pelton and little daughter who have been visiting friends in Berwick for some weeks left on Saturday to return to their home in Massachusetts.
Mr. John E. Starr, of Lower Church St., was in Berwick on Saturday. Mr. Starr was returning from a tour through the province, addressing gatherings of farmers at various points.
Mr. Hazen B. Anthony went to Halifax on Wednesday to consult an oculist. He returned on Friday, feeling greatly encouraged. Dr. Birt accompanied him.
Parry Vaughn leaves this morning for Boston.
C.W. Roscoe, Esq., Inspector of Schools, is making an official visit to Berwick.
FORESTERS - A public meeting in the interests of the Independent Order of Foresters was held on Monday evening in Oddfellows' Hall. Mr. E.J. Heisler, High Chief Ranger, was present and spoke at length giving facts and statistics relative to the order of which he is the representative. The Berwick Brass Band was in attendance and rendered several pleasing selections during the evening. The singing of the male quartette composed of Messrs. H.E. Sawyer, W.H. Snyder, Fred Bennett, and J. Dan Nichols, was much appreciated.
THE FIRST CONSIGNMENT of Canadian creamery butter from the creameries of the North-West Territories has reached Japan in splendid condition, and has been quickly snapped up by purchasers.
GOLD IN CAPE BRETON - The reports of the mining experts who have recently examined the extensive gold deposits near Whycocomagh, on the island of Cape Breton, have caused a rush at the mines office to secure areas. Within the past couple of days no less than three thousand areas have been taken up. The larger number of these are now held by eight men, including several prominent citizens of Halifax. The deputy commissioner of mines, Mr. Gilpin, who visited the locality last week, is to make a special report to the provincial Government. Until he sends in this report he declines to state the result of his trip.
THE MIDLAND RAILWAY - Mr. J. Z. Fowler of Ottawa has been appointed chief engineer of the Midland Railway, to be built this season between Windsor and Truro.
LEANDER J. CROWE, Sheriff of Colchester Co., died at Truro last week, after a protracted illness.
A COMPANY has been incorporated at Halifax called the Maritime Stock Improvement Co., for the purpose of improving and raising the standard of the farm and poultry stock of the maritime provinces; to carry on the business of importing, breeding, transporting, marketing, purchasing or otherwise dealing in all classes, kinds and breeds of thoroughbred cattle, swine, sheep, and in grade farm stock of all kinds and to have like powers regarding poultry. It is probable the head quarters will be at Truro.
Chocolate Caramels, Maple Creams, Nugatines, Montevideos, Burnt Almonds, Operas, Cocoa Bon Bons and Climax Chocolates. Ganong Bros goods, all fresh stock.
A BIRTHDAY PARTY - The fortieth anniversary of the opening of Wesley Church, Berwick, was celebrated on Wednesday evening last by a "Birthday Party" in the Church. This was largely attended, not only by members of the various congregations of the circuit, but also by friends from other churches in the vicinity. An excellent musical and literary programme was given and delicious refreshments had been provided, both of which were highly appreciated. Rev. Mr. Taylor, who was pastor of the circuit in 1858, and Mr. E. C. Foster, who was one of the most active members of the church at that time, gave interesting reminiscences of the work of building and of the history of the church during the forty years that have elapsed since it was dedicated. The financial returns of the birthday party were about $82.00, which will be applied to the reduction of the debt involved in making repairs a few years ago.
KING'S VS ACADIA - An intercollegiate debate between the students of King's and Acadia Colleges will take place in Convocation Hall, Windsor, on Friday evening next. Four speakers have been selected by each college, and the subject for debate will be - Resolved, that annexation with the United States would be in the best interests of Canada. The subject is rather an unfortunate one, but no doubt the speakers who are unlucky enough to draw the lot for the affirmative side will do the best they can for the honor of their college. Principal Trotter, of Acadia, Prof. de Mille, of King's, and Supervisor MacKay of Halifax, will act as judges.
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The weather here for the last week has seemed very much like spring. The snow has nearly all disappeared and the sound of the merry sleigh bell is a thing of the past. Early Monday morning the ice in the river broke up causing quite a freshet some of the cellars near by being flooded with water.
Mr. Luther Benjamin, of Berwick, spent Saturday and Sunday with friends here.
Last Friday evening "Gaspereau Division " visited "Lily of the Valley" at Port Williams, when a very pleasant time was spent. Though the roads were very bad, quite a number of the sister divisions were represented. There were a number there from "Evangeline" and "Maple Leaf Division". An interesting programme was listened to, and after partaking of a bountiful supply of refreshments we returned home.
It was expected that "Maple Leaf Division" would visit our order Saturday evening but on account of the rain, they did not come. We hope they will try again.
Mr. J. D. Martin has a large number of logs piled on his land near the river. Since his mill was burned he has had his sawing done at Brown's mill, Wallbrook.
Mr. George Hunter received the sad news, a short time ago, of the death of his aged father, who resides near Springhill, Cumberland Co. Mr. Hunter left immediately for his old home and has not returned yet.
The homes of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bentley, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Woodworth and Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Kinsman have been gladdened by the advent of a boy to each.
Mrs. E. H. Eaton entertained a few friends on Tuesday of last week.
Miss Effie Huntley of Avonport is visiting her aunt, Mrs. Sarah Huntley.
We are glad to know that Mr. Roy Lowden is recovering from a slight attack of pneumonia.
Mrs. Alice Whitney is visiting at Mrs. Ward Eaton's.
The writer does not remember of ever seeing such an immense number of cords of wood at Centreville corner before. Any one wishing to purchase would do well to come this way.
Navigation has hardly been close this winter.
The str. Evangeline sailed from Parsboro on the 8th with a crew of lumbermen, six horses and outfit. They belong in Cumberland Co., and report having done a good winter's work on the south shore. S.S. Evangeline was ordered to proceed to Yarmouth, where she arrived on the 10th. She will probably return to go on to Parsboro route by the 1st of April.
Business has been quiet this winter.
There are several cases of la grippe but all are improving slowly.
A number of friends enjoyed a sleighing party on the evening of the 7th.
Conductor Yeoman of the D.A.R. has been spending a few days here. His health is improving and he will probably go farther west.
It has been reported that Mr. Eaton, of Parsboro, would build a barque here next summer. Although we have no evidence of it yet we hope it may be true. Any enterprise will be welcomed and receive the substantial support of all. This is the place to build ships.
Rev E.C. Wall intends leaving for Yarmouth soon.
Rev Mr. Sinclair preaches here every Sunday evening.
The Kingsport Planing and Moulding Mills have just shipped a large order of gnish to H.H. Wickwire, M.P.P., Kentville and are now filling another order for Halifax.
A large number participated in a drive to Medford on the 12th to attend the pie social and entertainment.
S.S. Beaver sailed for St John on the 14th.
Rev Mr. West preached in the Congregational church on Sunday evg. 13th, in place of Mr. Sinclair.
A meeting of the stockholders of the Kingsport Marine Ship and Wharf Co. Ltd., was held on the evening of the 10th. The provisional directors were elected, and all arrangements which they had made were adopted. The by-laws were established and all necessary business was transacted. Work will go on at once. Success to the new enterprise.
The Division of the Sons of Temperance is in a flourishing condition. They intend giving an open night on Mar. 18th.
ENGLAND INCREASES HER NAVY - The British naval estimates have been issued. They increase the expenditure by £1,440,400, increase the personnel of the navy by 6,340 men, and provide for the building of three new battleships, four armored cruisers and four sloops of war.
The total number of war vessels now in course of construction includes 12 battleships, 16 first-class cruisers, 6 second class cruisers, 10 third-class cruisers, 6 sloops of war, 4 twin-screw gunboats and 14 torpedo boat destroyers. The estimates also provide for the building of a new royal yacht.
Getting Ready for War
A despatch from Washington says that "notwithstanding the strong faith in peace still held by the administration, it is learned that plans are matured for the mobilization and transportation of 100,000 soldiers, with arms, equipment's and supplies." In the light of this information it is interesting to learn that the whole of the Snider, Enfield, Peabody and other out of date rifles which have been kept in store at Ottawa have been sold to parties in the United States. Can it be possible that these are part of the "arms and equipments" mentioned in the despatch!
GRAPHOPHONE - Mr. B. J. Bishop will be in Berwick, at Aberdeen Hall, on Saturday next with his graphophone, which was heard with so much pleasure on a previous occasion. The best of the selections given before will be repeated and a number of new records, which he considers to be superior to any he has yet given. Mrs. Bishop will accompany him and will give a number of readings. Some of our best local talent will also assist. Admission ten cents. Entertainment begins at 8 o'clock.
The British Minister, Sir Claude MacDonald, visited the Chinese Foreign Office at Peking and lodged a strong protest against the cession of Port Arthur to Russia.
Mrs. Auldberry, who died near Prescott on Saturday, was probably the largest woman in Canada. Her weight ran from 450 to 485 pounds during the last few years of her life.
Wheat seeding will begin in parts of Southern Manitoba this week. The weather is spring-like; in parts of the province there has been no snow this winter.
A poor insane child at St. Barnabe, Que., got possession of a packet of matches the other day and set her clothes on fire. She was seriously burned.
Experts estimate that a million tons of wheat will be exported from Cawnpore, India.
The English press has universally printed praises of the statement that Mark Twain (Mr. Samuel L. Clemens) has paid the last of his Webster & Co. debts. Dr. McAllister, writing to the "Times" on the subject, says: "With the exception of the historical case of Sir Walter Scott, I do not think there is to be found in the records of literature anything quite equal to Mark Twain's conduct."
The St. James Gazette says it understands that Lord George Hamilton, now Secretary of State for India, will succeed the Earl of Aberdeen, as Governor-General of Canada.
The Admiralty has ordered that all British warships be painted black or white, abandoning the uniform gray color now in vogue. All the ships for India, China, South America and Africa will be painted white, and the vessels in other waters black.
Mr. W. C. McDonald of Montreal, who has already given in the neighborhood of a million and a half dollars to McGill University, has now given another $15,500 as an endowment fund to the department of architecture for the purchase of supplies and materials.
Elder, Dempster & Company, the Liverpool shipowners, will build twenty-five new steamers to develop the new service to Montreal and the United States.
The Department of the Interior reports that proper applications, accompanied by the necessary deposit of $100 per mile for the first year's rental, have been made for dredging licenses on 1,184 miles of river bed in the Yukon.
Nova Scotia banks paid $337,000 in dividends last year, and added $265,000 to their reserve fund.
A peculiarly fatal epidemic has broken out among horses on the Crow's Nest Pass construction. The animals drop dead while in harness.
Passengers by the steamer Islander, just arrived at Victoria, B. C., on Saturday, from Alaska report that several days ago a detachment of northern mounted police came into Skagway with two sleds on which were strapped two dead men. The attention of the mounted police at Taglish was attracted by the howl of dogs. After a short search they found the bodies of two men frozen to death. They were Canadians returning from Klondike, and had in their possession $160,000 in gold dust. Their names are unknown.
THE D.A.R. - The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Dominion Atlantic Railway was held in London, G. B. on Friday last, 11th inst. It was announced that two new steamers are in building, one of which is to be named the Prince George. A daily line between Yarmouth and Boston is contemplated.
IN THE DOCK - The steamship La Champagne which being disabled on a Trans Atlantic voyage, was picked up and towed into Halifax, has transshipped her cargo and will go into the dry dock this week for repairs.
ANOTHER DISABLED STEAMER - The S. S. Catalonia, of the Cunard Line, was towed into Halifax on Monday of last week with a broken shaft.
ANDREE'S BALOON - Dr. Nansen of Farthest North celebrity says that August, 1898 is the earliest time at which news of Andree's balloon expedition to the pole should be expected.
Nova Scotia Another Klondike:
Mr. John H. Zebley, a prominent New York banker, who has traveled a great deal in Canada and has had considerable to do with Dominion enterprises of one kind or another, notably financing the Halifax tramway enterprise, is consequently better acquainted with Nova Scotia than any other province of Canada. Being interviewed recently in Montreal, he spoke as follows of our beautiful province by the sea: -
"I have a very high opinion of the Maritime Provinces of Canada. Nova Scotia is one of the finest pieces of territory upon which the sun has ever shone. That province, in rich mineral products, is a second Pennsylvania.
"It is superior to Pennsylvania," he repeated, "and the only trouble is her people have not yet awakened to a full realization of their immense possessions. Someday outsiders will come in and possess themselves of these great mineral properties, which might be so profitably worked by Nova Scotia's own sons."
He admitted that the coal industry was being fairly well looked after, but declared that the greatest possible apathy had, up to the present time, been shown, concerning the proper and intelligent development of the gold producing regions in the province down by the sea. Mr. Zebley had no hesitation in declaring that he knew of no country where there was so much real safety in investment as in the various gold districts of Nova Scotia. Yet with a few exceptions, there was an absolute apathy amongst the capitalists of the province in bringing about anything like a systematic development of these claims.
"Nothing has been done," he said "in the way of deep mining, and an unjustifiable want of faith in the gold producing qualities of the province appears to exist."
"What is the cause of this lack of enterprise?" he was asked.
"It seems to me, " said Mr. Zebley, "that the banking institutions are a great deal to blame for the present state of affairs. There is plenty of money in Halifax, yet they are so reluctant to part with it, even when good legitimate business propositions are laid before them. It is all right to be conservative, but they should be bankers for all that, and if the bankers of Nova Scotia would wake up to the possibilities of that province, the Klondike itself does not offer the same splendid inducements in the way of mineral development as the province of Nova Scotia."