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May 12th 1897



At Scott's bay, May 2nd, 1897, to Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Corkum a son.


At North Kingston, 5th inst, by Rev JS Coffin, Francis E Palmer Esq., of Kingston Station, and Alice E, daughter of Mrs. Almira and the late George Foster Esq., of North Kingston.

In Boston April 25th, by the Rev Warren J Hobbs, George A Elliott of Taunton Mass, son of JB Elliott, of Lakeville N.S., and Lillian L Taylor of Boston.


In Digby on Thursday 6th inst, Francis Hutchinson, Esq., Registrar of Probate, aged 77 years.

At Kingston on Thursday May 6th, Mrs. Archibald Walker, aged 81 years.

At Upper canard, May 4th, Margaret Hilda, child of James and Melissa MacRae, aged 5 years


On Sabbath May 2nd the people of this and other localities gathered on the shore of the Bay of Fundy to witness the baptism of two candidates. The bay was a supremely placid blue and the slumbering billows broke in tiny ripples on the pebbled beach. Precisely at half past ten the ceremony commenced. After the beautiful and expressive discourse by the Rev Mr. Marpel, the singers took up the joyful strains of "Happy Day" and continued throughout the impressive service. All the repaired to the Burlington Baptist church to witness the reception of the candidates. The church was crowded and all listened attentively to the remarks of our pastor. Rev Mr. Marpel then addressed the congregation. The church was beautifully fragrant with the potted plants near the altar. The music was exceptionally nice, Prof. G Hyland leading and Mrs. Hyland preformed at the organ. Mr. Bishop addressed each candidate on the responsibilities of their profession of faith, after a suitable hymn the meeting was dismissed. Rev Mr. Marpel will remain with us another week as his service is very much required.

Mr. Joseph Burns one of most popular young men has gone to seek riches in the United States.

Mr. Albert hall purchased a fine horse from Mr. Jno Bill of Billtown recently.

Mr. RS Armstrong hurt his foot badly at the barn raising at William McAuley's by the upsetting of some heavy timber. It is sincerely hoped that the injury is not as bad as feared and that he will soon recover.

Miss Jennie Hall visited friends in Weston recently.

The lovers of artistic needle work will be pleased to know that Mrs. Edward DeLancy of Weston, formerly Miss Lizzie Fitzgerald of this placed has pieced a quilt containing four thousand and thirteen pieces, the pattern is crazy work and is very finely executed. Mrs. DeLancy has another mosaic pattern containing a number of pieces less.

Mrs. JF Neves is visiting Weston. She is at present the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Edward DeLancy.


Mr. RH Lamont and daughter of Kentville have been spending the last two weeks with her mother Mrs. E Steadman.

We are glad to see Mr. Alfred Lamont home again from Isaacs harbor.

Miss Hattie Rockwell is visiting her sister Mrs. Fitch in New Minas.

Quite a number of our citizens have been attending the evangelistic services in Kentville.

The B Y P U will hold a concert in the Baptist church on Sunday evening next the 26th which we expect will be very interesting.

Misses Flora and Ruth Bently of Northville have gone to Kentville to set up dressmaking for themselves. We hope them every success.

Miss Ruby Card has gone to Wolfville for the summer.

Miss Myra Lamont has gone to Kentville where she intends spending the summer with her brother Mr. R H Lamont.

Miss Mary Sweet is visiting friends in Kentville.

Scotts Bay:

Messrs Edward Cromstock and Daniel Legge, Ship builders, went to Parsboro last week where they expect to have work for the summer.

Miss Ada Sanford of Pereaux spent a few days last week with her cousin Miss Nellie Davison.

Mrs. David Jess is the possessor of a calla tulip the blossom of which measures eight inches in length and six inches in width. It has a leaf sixteen inches long.

On the evening of May 4th the Epworth League gave a public temperance meeting which was largely attended, the members gave a well selected programme of recitation, music and reading, after which a pleasing address was given by the Rev. A B Higgins.

Clarence Irvin is quite ill from the effects of la grippe.

Prof. Spinney gave a concert in the Hall on the evening of the 5th inst.


Mrs. Helen Spinney returned home from Brooklyn where she has spent the winter. Her grand daughter Miss Viola Bruce accompanied her.

Mr. Charles Magee is building a nice large barn. The cellar floor is laid and the main part of the frame raised and partly boarded in. This will add much to the appearance of the place.

The farmers are busily engaged again in seeding for next seasons crop.

Quite a number of the school children have been sick with bad colds and coughs to the annoyance of the teacher.

There is to be a missionary concert held in the church o Sabbath evening May 16th with a silver collection. Come with your dimes and dollars.


Mr. Newcomb of Boston, son of the late Gideon Newcomb, is visiting friends here.

Mr. H B Bowles took a trip to Halifax last week. While there he purchased a library for the Sunday school.

Mr. William Kinsman and sons are occupying part of Mr. Austin Whalen's house.

Mr. David Kilcup has returned to his home, after spending the winter with his daughter in Annapolis County.

Mr. Fred Woodworth has the frame for his mill up and covered in, and expects in a short time to move the machinery down from Billtown.

Mr. W H Roscoe is on a visit to Aylesford.

Mr. and Mrs. George Parker of Canning visited friends here on the 9th.


The Stmr Acadia is making regular trips between this place and Parrsboro, she has quite a number of passengers.

Repairs on the Evangeline are progressing rapidly and she will soon go on the route.

S S Hiawatha will probably go on the St. John and Minas Basin route this week.

There is very little shipping here this spring. Schrs Economist and Golden Light arrived on the 7th and sailed on the 8th for Parrsboro and St John.

Mrs. B Tupper has arrived home from Boston. She reports her son much improved in health.

Mrs. John Chisholm is visiting her daughter in Boston.

Mr. Wm Coffill, Knowlton and Co have gone to Cumberland Co to start a salmon fishery.

Several of the men employed on the dyke have gone to Parrsboro to work on the water works. There are still a few on the dyke which is very near completion.


At Wolfville, the Schooner "SUSAN," twenty tons burthen. Will be sold at a bargain. Sails and all running gear in good repair.

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Flour is Still Going Down!

A car of Flour and Feed to arrive Thursday, which will be sold very cheap in Cash.

We also have a fine stock of

Groceries & Meats

Always on hand.

Knowing it will be for your benefit to give us a large share of your trade,

I remain yours,