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May 19th 1897



At Berwick on Friday May 7, to Mr. and Mrs J. O. Wilband a son.


At Weston, on Wednesday, May 5th, Ermina, wife of John Cox Esq. and granddaughter of the late Rev. A Stronach, aged 48 years, leaving a husband, two sons and five daughters to mourn their loss.

Sheffield Mills:

Mr W C Harris and Mr F Brady returned from a trip to Truro last week.

Mr and Mrs Benj Eaton, intend celebrating their Golden Wedding on Wednesday, May 19th.

Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Alfred Ells upon the arrival of an infant son.

A game of base ball was played recently on the school ground between the school boys of Canard and those of Sheffield Mills resulting in a victory we learn for the Canard boys.

The funeral of Roy the little son of M and Mrs Douglas Power took place on Saturday. He was a bright promising child and we extend our sympathy to the bereaved.

Master Herbert Sheffield of Canning visited friends at the Mills last week.

The Standard Oil Co., will this year pay a dividend of 20 per cent.


A missionary concert was given Sunday evening by the W.M.A.S. and Mission Band. Addresses were given by Mr. Rose and Mr. I. Hardy of Acadia University. There was also a quartette from the College consisting of Messrs Elliott, Spinney, Hardy and Morse. A large number were present.

The Gaspereaux are very scarce this spring on account of so many being caught at the mouth of the river. We think something should be done to allow these fish to reach their destination.

A number from "Evangeline Division" visited our Order last Saturday evening. Come again.

Mr. John Caldwell has returned from his visit to California.

Mr. George Hunter of this place lost a valuable cow a week ago Sunday night; she having got loose during the day, and eaten a large quantity of meal.

Our pastor Rev. J. Williams baptized five candidates here the first Sunday of the month.

On Arbor Day the children assisted by their teacher Mrs. Bingay, planted seeds and set out a number of plants on their school ground.

Mr. Aubrey Coldwell of Lunenburg has been visiting his brother I. N. Coldwell, for the past week.

Mr. Mariner Davidson, brother of Fred Davidson Esq of this place, arrived here last Friday from California.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Payzant, who have been living in the western States for a number of years, are visiting friends here. Mrs. Payzant is a sister of Mr. Fred Davidson.

Scotts Bay:

Mrs Wesley Steele of Ross Corner is visiting friends here.

Mrs Richard Houghton who has been seriously ill is improving.

Sharks are quite plentiful this spring, several have been captured.

On the 8th inst Mr Lamont Coffil and Hibbert Sanford had a very narrow escape from drowning by the capsizing of their boat.

Elder Farnum is holding meetings here.

The salvation army held a meeting here on the evening of the 13th inst which was largely attended.

Mr Herbert Tupper and others have put in a new weir on the south shore near Davison cove.

Lake George:

For the past fortnight we have had very rainy weather, thus keeping our roads muddy. It also makes it bad for the farmers, who are trying to do their spring's work.

E. D. Davidson's logs have been driven out of the lakes, and F Harris' logs have also been started out of South River Lake.

Mr Albert Jordan of Welsford, passed through here on Wednesday and returned on Thursday, bringing with him one of the finest pairs of cattle in the county, which he purchased of Mr Stephen Lowe of Dalhousie.

Miss Jessie Brennen, who has been quite ill with the scarletina, has recovered and is again able to return to her school.

A little baby girl arrived at the home of Mr and Mrs John Hudgins on Sunday, May 9th.

Steam Mill Village:

Mrs Charles Sawyer of Somerville Mass is visiting friends in Steam Mill.

We are glad to see Mr Holmes Crocker who has been quite ill, out again.

Mr Harry Lydiard lost a very valuable horse last week. Another belonging to Mr Harry Reid broke his leg in the mill yard.

Mr. W A Chase loaded two car loads of potatoes last week.

Miss Effie MacInias is learning the dressmaking trade in Kentville with Miss Landry.

One of our promising young men has gone to the domain of Uncle Sam.

The young people of this place are taking quite an interest in the meetings of Messrs Crossley and Hunter in Kentville.

Kingston Village:

Readers of the REGISTER must think something has happened to the Kingston correspondent, but crops must go in and a farmer boy has to be on hand.

Measles has been going the rounds, Master Rob Roach is now on the sick list and Mr F Spinney of Linda Vista.

Mrs Archibald Walker one of our oldest inhabitants, died of pneumonia after a few days sickness, in her eighty first year.

Mr Walker is very low and little hopes are entertained for his recovery.

The Baptist W M Society held an Ice Cream Social at residence of Mr H Jacques on Friday evening which was well patronized.

Mr James Gates has moved back to his old place, his son Frank has moved into the house vacated by his father and formerly owned by James Burns.

Miss Linnie Cropley has gone to Waterville to set up a dress making establishment there.

The cellar of Mr Geo Power's new house is progressing slowly.

R F Smiley has bought the property owned by the late John Wheelock, Kingston Village.

F E Palmer was married on Wednesday evening May the 5th to Miss Alice Foster of North Kingston.


The Evangelists Crossley and Hunter will pay a visit to Waterville on Thursday May 27th. There will be a meeting at eleven o'clock in the Presbyterian church for the school children. A public meeting in the Baptist church at one o'clock p m. They will return to Kentville on the afternoon express.

Mr Vernon Stronach was the guest of his cousin Major Campbell on Saturday last.

Miss Kezzie Banks and Miss Lilah Lyons spent Saturday and Sunday with friends in Wolfville.

Mr. Norman Marshall of Kingston was the guest of Mr W O Graves on Sabbath last.

The society of the B Y P U will give a special meeting on Monday evening 24th May in honor of our beloved Queen. The entertainment will consist of recitations and special music given by the young people. All are cordially invited to attend. A silver collection will be taken for the benefit of the Union.

Mr Henry Parker is quite ill.

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

Mr Norman Whitman arrived home on Saturday last on a visit to his parents.

Mr Emmerson Read of Bear River is spending a few days with his parents.

Mrs. Roach of Kingston who has been visiting at Mrs Frank Wright's has returned to her home.


To be sold at PUBLIC AUCTION on the premises at


On the

27th Day of May, instant,


That very handsome residence situate on

Commercial Street, and known as the

FRANK BORDEN property.

This property consists of one acre of land, more or less, and has on it a thrifty young orchard now commencing to bear, and situated in the centre of the town, about two hundred feet from the Post Office and within seven minutes walk from the Railway Station, and to any of the Churches in town.

 The residence is nearly new and is a two-story house, with bay windows running up into the roof, and containing ten commodious rooms, besides bathroom, halls, closets and stairways. Also, a Brick Basement, and cellar under the whole building, containing a first-class furnace sufficient to warm the whole house.

There is on the premises a well finished and painted barn or coach house in the rear of the house, with a cellar under the whole building.

TERMS made easy, as 3/4 of the purchase money will remain on mortgage.

Malby B. Anthony.

Berwick, May 3rd, 1897.

Red Gravenstein Trees

7ft. high - 5 for $1 or $16 per hundred at nursery.

A.S. Banks.

Waterville, April 28, '97.