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Avalon South Region ~ St. John's District

The Evening Telegram

Random Extracts 1887-1909

Transcribed and contributed by Sue O'Neill. While I have tried to be as careful as possible, there may be errors or omissions.
Publish Date Event Details
15 Oct 1887 Local Varieties A shameful instance of wholesale destruction of valuable sheep has just come to light. Sixteen out of a flock of twenty-four belonging to Mr. William Wodley, Quidi Vidi Lake, were killed by one dog.
15 October 1877 Local Varieties Names of passengers per Portia: -For Halifax- W.H. Blacker; two in steerage. For New York - Mrs. Terry and daughter, Mrs. Vater and two children, Mrs. Donovan and servant, Misses Boggau (3), Miss M. Barron, Miss Bennett, Messrs. Boggan (2), P. M. Barron, John Taylor; eight in steerage.
15 October 1877 Local Varieties The banking schooner Mary Jane, of Oderin, Captain Patrick Walsh, realised a thousand quintals for three months' fishing on the Grand Bank - from 10th May to 26th August - and could have done still better had the owner seen fit to let the craft follow up on the voyage after the latter date. With five dories -ten men - the Mary Jane's complement, the quantity names, is first class fishing for three months.
15 October 1877 Local Varieties A new craft of beautiful build has arrived here form Bay of Islands, where she was built to the order of Messrs. J., J. & L. Furlong of this city. The model of this vessel was designed by the brother of the man who designed the yacht Genesta. The schooner referred to -the Mary Eta - is also a very fast sailer. The latter is now lying at Brooking's wharf.
15 October 1877 Local Varieties At a regular meeting of Union Division, No. 8. Sons of Temperance, held on the 6th instant, the following were installed into office for the ensuing quarter by the Hon. J.J. Rogerson, P.G.W.P.: - Bro. John Freeman, Worthy Patriarch; Bro. Boone, W.A.; Bro. Tompson, W.R.S.; Bro. Willis, W.A.R.S.; Bro. Paton, W.F.S.; Bro. Smith, W. Treas.; Bro. Nichols, W. Chaplin; Bro. Murray, W.C.; Bro Chatcey, W.A.C.; Br. Marshall, W. Sentinel.
15 October 1877 Birth Yesterday, the wife of Mr. Alexander Lindsay, of a twin - son and daughter.
15 October 1877 Died On Thursday evening, Rachel Waterman, relict of the late Capt. Everet Summons, of Colchester, England, and eldest daughter of the late Richard Wills. Funeral on Sunday morning at 8.45 o'clock, from the residence of Dr. Skelton, "Placenza," King's Bridge Road.
15 October 1877 Died Last night, Margaret, the beloved wife of the late Captain Charles Dutton, aged 80 years. Funeral on Monday, at 2.30 p.m. from her late residence, No. 10 Bellshute.
15 October 1877 Died On Oct. 15th, Robert Richard, son of the late Robert Currie, junr., of Eastbourne, Darlington, England, aged 13 years.
15 October 1877 Died This morning, Edward, infant child of John and Mary Lambert.
17 Oct 1887 Notice All persons having claims against the late Mrs. J.N. Finlay, are requested to furnish them immediately to the undersigned Executors, to be attested if required. Neil Campbell, Fred W. Finlay, Executors
17 October 1887 Notes and Comments Rose Cottage, Portugal Cove Road, built by W. H. Mare, Esq., and once his residence for many years, has again changed hands. Mr. James Stott, the enterprising licensed grocer of Water Street, is now its proprietor, having purchased it from Mrs. Donovan for a thousand pounds.
17 October 1887 Notes and Comments It appears that Mr. Woodley has traced the destruction of his fine flock of sheep to a dog owned by one Biddiscomb, who lives in the neighborhood. He went to the latter's premises to bring the matter home to him and fix his responsibility for the damage, but could see no sign of the dog about the place. Mr Woodley soon found out, however, that Biddiscomb, in the expectation of wiping off the evidence which traced the damage to his door, had killed the dog and buried it in a pit. The aggrieved party made known the facts to the magistrate and proceedings have been entered against Biddiscomb for damages.
17 October 1887 Birth On the 16th instant, the wife of Patrick Myron, of a daughter
17 October 1887 Birth On the 13th instant, at Quidi Vidi, Mrs. William McCarthy, of a daughter.
17 October 1887 Died On the 16th instant, after a brief illness, Gertrude Isabella, youngest child of Captain F. And Mary Ann Nickerson, aged 14 months.
18 October 1877 Notice A Desirable Boarding House. Mrs Francis Desires to intimate that she has taken the House on Duckworth Street opp. The Commercial Bank - formerly occupied by the City Club, and fitted it up in first-class style for the accommodation of Permanent and Transient Boarders. Besides being so centrally situated, the place possesses every modern convenience. Terms reasonable.
18 October 1877 Died This morning, after a short illness, Ellen, relict of the late Wm. Golway, a native of Paulstown, County Kilkenny, Ireland, aged 60 years. Funeral on Thursday, at 2.30 p.m., from her late residence Water Street; friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.
2 January 1890 Statutory Notice In the matter of the Estate of Thomas Tobin, late of Saint John's, Custom House Officer, deceased. Pursuant to the "Trustees' Act, 1878", Notice is hereby given - that all persons claiming to be creditors of or who have any claim or demand upon or affecting the estate or assets of Thos. Tobin, late of St. John's, an officer in Her Majesty's Customs at that port, now deceased, who Died on or about the first day of September, Anno Domini, 1888, and of whose estate and effects letters of administration, with the will annexed, were granted forth of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland on the nineteenth day of September, Anno Domini, 1888, to Mary Tobin of St. John's, his widow, are required to send to me, the undersigned, as Solicitor for the said administratrix, the particulars of their claims, on or before the Eighteenth day of January next; and TAKE Notice, that after that date the said administratrix will distribute the assets of the said deceased amongst the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims of which she then shall have had Notice. Dated at St. John's, this seventeenth day of December, Anno Domini, 1889. ROBERT J. KENT, Solicitor for said Administratrix, Duckworth, Street, St. John's
2 January 1890 Notice All persons indebted to William R. Firth, of St. John's Draper, are hereby required to make immediate payment to John Virtue, Trustee of the Insolvent Estate of said Wm. R. Firth, or to WINTER, MORISON & HAYWARD, Solicitors for said Trustee.
2 January 1890 Born At Twillingate, on St. Stephen's Day, the wife of J. Norman Percy, of a son.
2 January 1890 Married On Thursday, 26th ult., by the Rev. F.R. Duffil, at his residence, Mr Benjamin Martin, of Harbor Grace, to Rebecca, daughter of Mr. Azariah Garland, of Lower Island Cove, Conception Bay.
2 January 1890 Married On New Year's Day, at Seal Cove, Trinity Bay, by the Rev. Mr. Willey, Mr. Myles Balley, to Laura, second daughter of Mr. Aaron Belbin, both of Seal Cove, Trinity Bay.
2 January 1890 Married At St. Mary's, Lance Cove, Belle Isle, on 26th Nov., by the Rev. Walter R. Smith, Mr. Frank Normore, to Miss Sarah Rees, both of Belle Isle.
2 January 1890 Married At St. Peter's, Portugal Cove, on Dec. 17th, by the Incumbent, after publication of banns, Mr. John Normore, of Belle Isle, to Miss Fanny Somerton, of Portugal Cove.
2 January 1890 Married At Gower Street Parsonage, on the 31st of Dec., by the Rev. Geo. Boyd, William Rowe, of Old Perlican, to Rachel Morris, of Lower Island Cove.
2 January 1890 Married At St. Peter's, Portugal Cove, on Dec 30th, by the Incumbent, the Rev. Walter R. Smith, Mr. Jordan R. Somerton, to Miss Elizabeth Ann Miller, both of Portugal Cove.
2 January 1890 Married On Dec. 2nd., at All Saints', Dildo, by the Rev. A.C. Waghorne, William Higdon, of New Harbor, to Martha Reid of Dildo.
2 January 1890 Married On the same day, at All Saints', by the Rev. H. Petley, M.A., Aubrey Pretty to Sarah Elizabeth Smith, both of Dildo.
2 January 1890 Married On Dec. 26th, at St. Augustine's, New Harbor, by the Rev. A.C. Waghorne, James Pallet, of New Harbor, to Honora Reid, of Chapel Arm.
2 January 1890 Married On Dec. 28th, at St. Matthew's, Green Hr., by the same, Wm. Howell, to Rosannah Crocker, both of Greene's Harbor.
2 January 1890 Died Last night, Thomas Clare, a native of Carbonear, aged 42 years. Funeral on Saturday next, from his late residence, 16 Tank Lane.
2 January 1890 Died At Bay Bulls, at 12 o'clock on Christmas Day, after a long and tedious illness, William Hearn, aged 34 years. Funeral on Friday, at 2 o'clock from his late residence.
2 January 1890 Died On January 1st, of diphteric-croup, Beatrice, darling child of Albert and Sarah Osmond, aged 4 years and 4 months.
2 January 1890 Died This morning, of consumption, Lilla Mary, darling child of George and Mary Peckham, aged 4 years. "For of such is the kingdom of Heaven."
2 January 1890 Died On Dec. 31st, Kenneth, aged 5 years, eldest child of John and Emma McKenzie [Halifax and Pictou papers please copy.]
2 January 1890 Died At Portugal Cove, Edward, aged 7 years, darling child of Edward Somerton, Church Warden of St. Peter's, and Amelia, his wife.
3 January 1890 Married At Salvage, on Dec. 3rd, by the Rev. Mr. Wood, Mr. Kenneth Forwell, of Salvage, to Miss Sarah Brown, of Bishop Hr., Salvage.
3 January 1890 Married Yesterday, 2nd inst., at 8 o'clock a.m., at Christ-church, Harbor Grace, by the Rev. F. Smart, J.L. Oke, to Mary Winifred, fourth daughter of Mr. N. Sheppard, light-keeper Harbor Grace Island.
3 January 1890 Died On 2nd instant, Selina Ellis, aged 10 years, youngest child of George and Selina Scarlett.
4 January 1890 Born On January 2nd., the wife of James Henry Wilkins, of a daughter.
4 January 1890 Married At the Church of All Saints, Pouch Cove, on New Year's Day, by the Rev. G. Crane, Mr. Samuel Thorne, of Torbay, to Miss Mary Ann Baldwin, of Pouch Cove.
4 January 1890 Died At Bonavista, on the 7th of Dec, of pneumonia, Stephen Abbott, aged 67 years.
4 January 1890 Died On Thursday, 2nd inst., of diphtheric croup, Simeon Joseph, aged 7 years and 5 months, darling child of Elizabeth and the late Simeon McGrath.
4 January 1890 Died On the 3rd inst., Emma Jane, adopted daughter of Samuel and Lavinia Hookey, aged 6 years and 6 months.
4 January 1890 Died This morning, of diphtheria, Harry Boyd, darling child of Thomas and Eliza Rumsey, aged 4 year and 5 months. "He shall gather the lambs in his bosom."
6 January 1890 Born This morning, the wife of Thomas Charles, of a daughter.
6 January 1890 Died At Heart's Content, 4th January, of diphtheria, Olive Mary, aged five years, daughter of Samuel S. And Elizabeth Bailey.
6 January 1890 Died On Sunday morning, Jan. 5th, after a tedious illness, James, darling child of James and Ann Hanlon, aged 2 years and 5 months.
6 January 1890 Died On yesterday, Sunday afternoon, of diphtheric croup, Frederick Hollett, aged 3 years and 2 months, darling child of S.H. And C.F. Peet. - Safe in the arms of Jesus.
7 January 1890 Fire A fire occurred this afternoon in Mr. Levi March's residence, Monkstown Road, and laid waste the chamber in which it broke out; destroying the ceiling and burning up the wood-work, &c. Both the East Ward and Central Companies were on hand, and confined the fire to the damaged apartment.
7 January 1890 Birth On Dec. 27th, the wife of R.J.M. Andrews, of a son.
7 January 1890 Birth On Sunday, 5th inst., the wife of Mr. William Rusk, of a son.
7 January 1890 Married At Catalina, on January 6th, by the Rev. Father Carrol, Mr. Laurance McLoughlan to Agnes, youngest daughter of Mr. Matthew Mason, both of Catalina.
7 January 1890 Married Last evening, at the R.C. Cathedral, by the Very Rev. Archdeacon Forristal, James, fifth son of the late William Hickey, to Mary, the eldest daughter of William Walsh, both of this city.
7 January 1890 Died On Sunday afternoon, after a long illness, Mr. James Clifford, aged 86 years; a native of Trinity, leaving 7 children to mourn the sad loss of a loving father.
7 January 1890 Died This morning, Harry Pynn, aged 8 years and 2 months, second eldest son of James and Anna M. Roll.
7 January 1890 Died This morning, after a long illness, John Dalton, accountant; a native of Wexford, Ireland, aged 72 years. Funeral on Thursday, at 2.30 p.m.; friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend. - R.I.P.

2 January 1900 News Ghastly and horrible accident occurred this morning at the new Cushing Pulp mill, Union Point, by which Mr. Patrick Hickey, a resident of Fairville, lost his life. Mr. Hickey, who was a laborer in the employ of B. Mooney & sons, went to work about 7.30 this morning at taking down the scaffolding in the interior of the digestor building. He and Mr. Frank Burgess were working on a staging some eighty feet above the ground and were picking up loose brick, which were lying about. They had not been at work for more than a few minutes when Hickey either slipped or became dizzy - no one seems to know which - and fell to the ground, being killed instantly. Mr. Thomas Brewer, who was working on the opposite side of the building a little lower down, saw him in the act of falling and immediately ran down to his assistance, followed by Mr. Geo. Hennessey. When they reached him he was quite dead. He was lying half crouched on his face. His skull was badly crushed and he was bleeding profusely from the mouth and ears. A number of other workmen had gathered about by this time and they carried him to the blacksmith shop on the premises and sent for Dr. Gray in the hope that there might be some faint spark of life left. When the doctor arrived he saw at a glance that the poor fellow was dead. On his advice Coroner Robinson was notified and arrived on the scene about ten o'clock. He immediately impanelled a jury composed as follows: - Messrs. Albert Taylor (foreman), Edward Carey, George Duffy, John Ganong, Chas. Fisher and Robert Hennessey. After viewing the remains the coroner and jury adjourned to Mr. Geo. Duffy's residence, Union Point. Dr. James H. Gray was the first witness called. He stated that he had been called to attend an accident at the Cushing pulp mill about 8 o'clock this morning. He viewed the body of the deceased, which was then lying in the blacksmith shop. The skull was broken in terribly, the injuries being sufficient to cause death. Mr. Thomas A. Brewer, a bricklayer, was then summoned. He stated that the accident occurred about twenty minutes before eight o'clock. He and Mr. Geo. Hennessey had just gone up a staging on the other side of the narrow building and about twenty feet lower than that on which HIckey was working. By chance he looked up and saw Hickey falling. He saw him strike an iron girder and a piece of timber before he struck the ground. Witness would judge that the deceased fell at least eighty feet. Witness immediately went down the ladder and picked Hickey up. He was the first to reach the spot. HIckey appeared to be dead then, for he never moved. Geo Hennessey came down with the witness. He with others helped to carry the body to the blacksmith shop, where it was viewed by the coroner and doctor. The witness did not think that the stage on which the deceased had been working was slippery. The evidence of Mr. George Hennessey was practically the same as that of Mr. Brewer. He and Brewer had just gone up to their staging to begin work. He heard an exclamation from Brewer and turned round in time to see the deceased fall to the ground, striking a girder and a piece of timber in his fall. The distance to the girder form where he fell was thirty feet. The timber was about thirty feet below that again. When picked up the deceased was bleeding from the mouth and nose. Their foreman was Mr. Edward Mooney. He cautioned them to be careful in order to avoid accident. Mr. Frank Burgess, a stage builder, was working on the stage with Hickey. The first intimation of an accident he had received was when someone shouted and he turned around and missed Hickey. He was then about twenty feet away from deceased. He did not see him fall. The staging was not slippery, although there was a little ice in places, owing to a leakage from the roof. Witness had known deceased for about a year. Mr. Edward Mooney was sworn and stated that he was foreman of the work. He knew the deceased personally. He invariably impressed upon his men when they went the necessity of caution. He also occasionally visited staging to see that it was all in good order. The jury then retired, returning in a few minutes with a verdict of accidental death, attaching no blame to anyone. After the inquest the remains were taken in charge by Undertaker P. Fitzpatrick and conveyed to the late residence of the deceased on North St., Fairville. Mr. Hickey was Married only a year ago. He was 27 years of age and leaves a wife and one child, for whom much sympathy is felt. Both he and his wife were natives of Newfoundland. - St. John, N.B., Sun, Dec 27
2 January 1900
It is stated that the widow King had upwards of $3,000 in a box in her room. It was lost in the fire on Saturday last at Bauline. This distrust of our outport people that induces them to keep their money in their houses is another of the ill results of the late bank crash.
2 January 1900
The Schr. "Puritan" becomes a wreck and eight men are drowned. Inspector General McCowen, Hon. Captain Blandford and Mr. C.W.H. Tessier received messages yesterday to the effect that the schr. Puritan, A. Carter, master, has been wrecked at Cabot Island, and that out of the crew of nine men, only one was saved. She left here on the 24th ultimo with a general cargo for Greenspond, but no further particulars are yet to hand, as the sea is a present so rough that a landing cannot be effected at the Island. It is said that the skipper of the ill-fated schooner is amongst those lost.
2 January 1900
On Tuesday last there occurred a very sad accident which caused a great sensation all over the neighborhood. At one o'clock in the afternoon Bernard and Michael Sampson, aged 12 and 8 years, the two eldest sons of John and Ellen Sampson, set out to overhaul snares which they had set some days previously. After an absence of some hours, the anxious parents began to grow uneasy about their loved ones. When night came the boys failed to make their appearance, and soon the alarm was sent over the neighborhood that they had lost their way. Every man and boy in the vicinity, with guns and every necessary preparation for the restoration of the boys, set out in the pursuit. [blank] after volley of firing was kept until four o'clock in the morning, when everyone, wet and weary, returned home to snatch a few hours' repose before pursuing the search on the following day. Next morning the search was again resumed, but evening came with the same result. It is yet hoped when the snow has gone off the ground that the bodies of the unfortunate children may be found. To the afflicted parents great sympathy is manifested by a large circle of friends. Fox Harbor, Dec 29, 1899
2 January 1900 Local Happenings Found - A buffalo robe, picked up by Brigadier Sharpe, may be had at 28 Cook Street, or at the Provincial Office.
2 January 1900 Local Happenings The funeral of Mrs. Killegrew is postponed until to-morrow morning (Wednesday) at 11 o'clock.
2 January 1900 Local Happenings Harry Lewis, second engineer of the S.S. Glencoe, obtained a second's certificate whilst in Glasgow this trip.
2 January 1900 Local Happenings Several washouts have occurred along the new railway line in the West End, also a large washout in the road near Mr. Sclater's residence.
2 January 1900 Local Happenings I.O.O.F. - The officers of Atlantic Lodge, No. 1 I.O.O.F., for the ensuing term, will be installed by the D.D.G.S., Bro. W.J. Brown, P.G., at their hall, Exchange Building, to-night at 8 o'clock.
2 January 1900 Local Happenings The firm of Bishop & Monroe, known for generosity to their employees, on Saturday presented their hands with the usual bonus. This custom has long been carried out in the past.
2 January 1900 Local Happenings Messrs. W.C. Job and R.L. Mare are interesting themselves in the matter of raising a collection for Widow King, of Bauline, who has been reduced to absolute poverty by fire.
2 January 1900 Local Happenings The Bruce's train [blank] brought 34 bags mail and the following passengers: Messrs. A.J. Lawrence, Pack, Murphy (5), Ayres, O'Quinn, McLennan, Dawe and Clarke.
2 January 1900 Local Happenings Revd. Mr. Heal, who occupied the pulpit in Alexander Street Church on Sunday morning, was taken weak and had to be removed from the pulpit by a friend or two. We are glad to learn, however, that the reverend gentlemen's illness was not serious, and that he is now himself again.
2 January 1900 Married Jan. 1st at 77 Flower Hill, by Rev. S.J. Russell, Joseph Noseworthy to Annabelle Baggs.
2 January 1900 Married Jan. 1st, at the West End Parsonage, by the same. Wm. Henry Howell to Jessie L. King
2 January 1900 Married Jan. 1st at the same place, by the same, Pleman George to Annie L. Morgan.
2 January 1900 Died On New Year's Eve, Julia, widow of the late William Killegrew, aged 76 years.
2 January 1900 Died At Ferryland, Dec 29th, John, only son of Margaret and William Brien, aged 28 years.
3 January 1900 Married Yesterday afternoon, at the residence of Mr. J. Watts, this city, Miss Susan Strathie of Harbor Grace was Married to Mr. R.M. Hall, late of Harbor Grace, now of Whitbourne. Rev. Mr. Falconer, Presbyterian clergyman of Harbor Grace, performed the ceremony, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Robertson, of this city. Miss M. Morison and Miss M. Watts were the bridesmaids, and Mr. George Hall, brother of the groom was best man. The bride and groom left by train for Whitbourne, where the honeymoon will be spent and where they will reside in future. The Telegram extends its congratulations.
3 January 1900 Died Among our obituary Notices will be found one taken from the London Times, recording the death of Mrs. Brett, who, at the time of conflagration of 1892 rendered great assistance to the sufferers by that disaster in St. John's. She not only contributed herself to the fund, but collected a considerable amount in money and a large quantity of clothing which were distributed by the general committee in St. John's. Mrs. Brett was also much interested in the Woman's Wing of the St. John's hospital, and purchased for the ladies' committee the furnishings of that portion of the institution. She was the sister of the Hon. A. W. Harvey, and niece of the Hon. Eugenius Harvey, late of Newfoundland and Bermuda.
3 January 1900 Train Notes Amongst those who took passage by yesterday's train were: Wm. Bannister, Halifax; R.M. And Mrs. Hall, Whitbourne; Mrs. Harris, Mrs. C. Rendell, Ilead Dawe, J.R. Bryan, S. James, and one or two others. Hon. J.A. And Mrs Robinson were amongst those who came to town by last night's train.
3 January 1900 Train Notes The Bruce's train to-morrow brings 37 bags of mail and the following passengers: Messrs. H.B. Robinson, Brock, Clarke, Morgan, Smith, Spracklin, Efford, Farrell, Bawne, Walsh, Johnson, Morrissey, Neville, Snow, Hillier, Griffin, Wills, Mugford, Pike, Smith (2), Hudson (2), Kennedy, Bellamy, Whitan, Gorman, Gear Aspell, Scanlan (2), Munro, Penney, Barry and Carey.
3 January 1900 Heroic Deed Whilst the fire was in progress at the house of Mrs. King, Bauline, on Saturday morning last, Isaac King rushed into the burning building and snatched up a 28-lb. Keg of powder whilst the partition near which it stood was burning. At the risk of being blown to atoms, he brought the keg out safely and threw it in the River, thus preventing all danger of an awful explosion.
3 January 1900 The Lost "Puritan" The Puritan, lost at Cabot Island, was an 82-ton schooner, in command of Captain F. Carter. The others on board were: - John Hoskins (who leaves 9 in family), Robt. Lush, Eli Allan (passengers), Edgar Diet, Walter Carter and another. The schooner left St. John's at four o'clock on Xmas Day with six others, bound north. Two of these were bound for Bonavista Bay, and put into Catalina next morning. The Puritan kept on and went to her doom. Cabot Island is about fifteen miles from the mainland, and five miles from Pinchard's Island.
3 January 1900 A Heavy Loss Kenny, the truckman, who usually works with H.J. Stabb & Company, met with a heavy loss this forenoon. His horse was hauling four casks of oil along Water Street, when some distance west of Harvey & Company's it fell down and suddenly expired. It was thought that it slipped on the iron rail and on falling to the ground broke its neck, but such did not occur. Death was due to heart failure or colic. The loss is a heavy one to Kenny, as he purchased the horse some time ago from Mr. Bennett, and it was a valuable animal.
3 January 1900 List of Jurors Sergeant Peet and Constable Mackey are engaged today going from house to house in the East and West ends of the city respectively, taking a new list of jurors.
3 January 1900 Born At Somerville, Mass., Dec. 17th, a daughter to Mr. And Mrs. P.J. Bolger (Printer).
3 January 1900 Born Dec 21st, a daughter to Mr. And Mrs. W. H. King.
3 January 1900 Died Dec 10th, at Chappel, Mary Harvey Brett, widow of the late Major-General William Freeland Brett.
3 January 1900 Died Dec. 21st at Halifax, N.S., John Hynes of St. John's, Nfld., aged 25 years, leaving a wife and two children to mourn their sad loss.
3 January 1900 Died Jan. 2nd, after a long illness, Johanna, wife of James Carew, T.N.C., aged 41 years; funeral on Thursday, 2 p.m., from her late residence, Bully St.; friends are respectfully requested to attend.
3 January 1900 Died This morning, Mary Ann, (Minnie) wife of Robert Hamlyn, and eldest daughter of Sarah and the late Thomas Brooking; funeral on Friday, at 2.30 p.m., from her last residence, Hamilton St.; friends please attend without further Notice.
4 January 1900 Death of Mrs. Carew On January 2nd, Mrs. Carew, wife of James Carew, guard at the police station, passed through the portals of eternity. She had been ill for some time and death was not unexpected. The five little children that are left will feel the loss of a mother's love and attention.
4 January 1900 Born At Baccalieu on Xmas Eve, the wife of Mr. Meaney, assistant Light House keeper, of a son.
4 January 1900 Born On Dec. 30th, a son to Mr. And Mrs. Daniel Harris.
4 January 1900 Born On the 2nd inst., a son to Mr. And Mrs. Patrick Wallace.
4 January 1900 Born On the 2nd inst., a son to Mr. And Mrs. Charles Down.
4 January 1900 Died On the 3rd inst., Samie Jerome, aged 9 years, darling child of Alice Jerome; funeral to-morrow, Friday, at 2.30 p.m.
5 January 1900 Fire at Pouch Cove A fire occurred at Pouch Cove yesterday evening, which left Anthony Constantine and family entirely destitute. The house, provisions, etc., could not be saved, although the neighbours did their utmost. The escape of the children was most miraculous, and the heroic wife suffered severely in trying to save the two children who were in the house. At the time of conflagration, Mrs. Constantine was at a neighbour's house with two of the children, and heard the screeching of the other two children - the rest followed, as revealed above. The family are now hungry, homeless and almost naked. In twenty minutes the whole house and contents were consumed. The cause of the fire is supposed to be by an incendiary. However, we shall wait a day or two without passing our opinion. Our informant is a most reliable man, and will do his utmost to ferret out the cause, as will also the police. Here's a chance for the energetic Constable Bennett.
5 January 1900 Death of Miss English It is with sincere regret that we record to-day the early demise of Miss Mamie English, eldest daughter of Capt. English, the esteemed Examiner of Master and Mates, of this city. The young lady Died after a short illness and it was a great shock to her large circle of friends this morning when the sad news was circulated in the city. The funeral will take from her late residence, Quidi Vidi Road, at 2.30 o'clock on Sunday next. To Capt. English and family we extend our sincere sympathy.
5 January 1900 Death of Mr. Richard Cormack Another of the good old stock from Tipperary, Ireland, passed away yesterday, at Topsail, in the person of Mr. Richard Cormack, late H.M. Customs. The deceased was 75 years of age and came to this country about sixty years ago, and for some time was engaged in mercantile business at Bay Roberts. About twenty-five years ago he received the appointment of Collector of Customs at Labrador, and up to the time that he was pensioned, some ten or twelve years ago, continued to perform the duties of his office in a most satisfactory manner. He acted as Returning Officer in the elections on several occasions, and was a gentleman in whose honor and integrity all parties had the fullest confidence. Three years ago he was stricken with paralysis, and last summer went out to reside at Woodstock Cottage, Topsail, with his son-in-law, Mr. McLellan, railway engineer. He leaves two daughters besides - one is the wife of Mr. G. M. Gaden of the A.A. Telegraph office, and the other is the respected Rev. Mother of the Mercy Convent, Military Road, this city. Mr. John Cormack, the popular and esteemed resident agent of the Queen Insurance Co., is a cousin to deceased, to all of whom we extend our sympathy. The funeral will take place on Saturday from the Cross Roads, at 2.30 p.m.
5 January 1900 Born Dec 28th, a son to Mr. And Mrs. J. Woodford.
5 January 1900 Married At the Parsonage, Cochrane St., by Rev. J. Pincock, Samuel M. Chaplin to Elizabeth Murray, both of this city.
5 January 1900 Died This morning, after a short illness, Mamie, eldest daughter of Capt. English, aged 20 years; funeral on Sunday, at 2.30 p.m., from her late residence, Quidi Vidi Road.
5 January 1900 Died At Woodstock, Topsail, Jan 4th, Richard Cormack, aged 74 years, late H.M.C.; funeral on Saturday, 2.30 p.m., from the Cross Roads; friends are respectfully invited to attend without further Notice.
6 January 1900 In the Police Court (Before Judge Conroy) P. Moore, 23, fireman, Greenock for being drunk and disorderly, and Kinard, a fellow-fireman, was fined five dollars or fourteen days imprisonment. Kinkard, 29 Scotland, paid the cab hired one dollar, and was allowed to go. [blank] 40 year-old laborer, of the Old Placentia Road, was fined one dollar or 3 days. A cooper, of Plank Road, for the same offence, was fined one dollar or three days.
6 January 1900 Born Jan. 2nd, a daughter to Mrs. And Mr. James Roberts.
6 January 1900 Born Dec. 30th, at "Verran Villa," the wife of Henry S. Verran, of the Anglo-American Telegraph Co., Placentia, of a daughter.
6 January 1900 Married Jan. 4th, at the Gower St., Meth. Parsonage, by Rev. H.P. Cowperthwaite, Jonathan Caines to Martha Champion, both of St. John's.
6 January 1900 Died On the 4th inst., Lily, daughter of Benjamin and Patience Chafe, aged 6 years.
6 January 1900 Died At Ferryland, Dec 28th, John, only son of William and Margaret Ryan, aged 28 years.
6 January 1900 Died This morning, at Maddox Cove, Petty Harbor, Mrs. Mary Healy, aged 91 years.
6 January 1900 Died Jan. 4th, of diphtheria, Anastatia Mary, darling child of Charles and Mary Lawson, aged 6 1/2 years.
6 January 1900 Died This morning, Harold, son of George and Charlotte Milligan, aged 19 months.
14 August 1909 Died This morning , of convulsions Nicholas, infant son of Nicholas and Annie Vinicombe, aged 4 months.
14 August 1909 Died At Boston, Aug 9th, Mary Margaret (Minnie) only daughter of the late John and Mary Ann Donnelly. Funeral on Sunday, at 2.30 p.m., from her brother's residence, 23 Mullock Street. Friends please accept this, the only intimation. - R.I.P.
14 August 1909 Died At the General Hospital, this morning, Robert John Taylor, aged 35 years, a native of Port-de-Grave. Funeral on Monday, at 2.30 p.m. From his late residence, 39 Monroe Street.
14 August 1909 City Council Meeting At the regular weekly meeting of the Council held last evening there were present: Mayor Gibbs, Councillors Ellis, Carew, Collier and Martin. A. Hickeman and Joseph Peters ask leave to put a wire fence in front of their houses on Allandale Road, and for the purpose want the street line defined. The Engineer was ordered to give them the line.
14 August 1909 City Council Meeting Permission was given to A. Goodridge & Sons to make alterations to their fish stores off Water Street subject to the inspection of the Engineer.
14 August 1909 City Council Meeting The application of Mr. N. Cousens for water supply to cooperage, South Side, was allowed to stand deferred.
14 August 1909 City Council Meeting The Engineer will deal with Mr. Evans' application to install a motor at his house, Prescott Street.
14 August 1909 City Council Meeting On complaint of T.J. Allan about a tank opposite his house, Cookstown Road, an anti-freezing hydrant will be placed there.
14 August 1909 City Council Meeting At the request of the Secretary of the Laborers' Union, Mr. T. Allan, the Council will give a holiday to the Sanitary staff on the 18th, Labor Day, in order that they may join in the parade.
14 August 1909 City Council Meeting Mr. A.W. Knight, acting Solicitor for the Council, reported on the matter of the Workmen's Compensation Act as regards the liability of the Council.
14 August 1909 City Council Meeting M. Fitzgerald was allowed to repair his house at Carter's Hill.
14 August 1909 City Council Meeting The complaint of T. Kelly re a grating in Bond Street near his place was referred to T. Bird, Sewerage Inspector, for report.
14 August 1909 City Council Meeting The street leading to the oil store was ordered to be cleaned up.
14 August 1909 City Council Meeting The application to W. Butler to supply gravel for the street was referred to Inspector Bambrick.
14 August 1909 City Council Meeting Dr. Brehm reported that there had not been a case of infectious disease during the past week.
14 August 1909 City Council Meeting The reports of the City Engineer, Sanitary Supervisor, foreman Water Works, etc., having been submitted and the pay roll having been read and signed, the meeting closed at 6.30
14 August 1909 S.S Bonavista Here The S.S. Bonavista, Capt. Fraser, arrived here from Montreal and Gulf ports at 7 o'clock this morning. The ship had a good time and pleasant weather down the Gulf till reaching Sydney, when a N.E. Storm set in delaying the voyage 24 hours. She brought 40 head of horned cattle, 40 sheep and the following passengers: Master A. E. Copeland, Misses Copeland (2), Mr. F. Brophy, Mr. and Mrs. Christopher, Mr. and Mrs. W. Hodge, Miss L. Binney, A.W. Brown, C. Harwood, H.A. Clarke, W. Merryfield, Mr. Nutting, Mrs. Dunlop, R.A. Allan, Miss Ethel Hickman, Miss N.S. Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. Devereux, Mrs. Shuanfer, Mr. and Mrs. Oxford and ten in steerage. The ship left Montreal last Friday.
14 August 1909 Wrecked Crew Here Captain Isaac Hiscock and crew of the 74 ton schooner Myrtle arrived in town this morning from Bell Island having been taken off the wreck of said schooner and brought to Bell Island in the ore steamer Sygna last evening. The Myrtle had gone from Lamaline to bring down a load of coal to Mr. Harris, of Grand Bank. She left Sydney on the return trip last Sunday with 90 tons of coal on board. Monday evening, when 40 miles off Flint Island an E.N.E. gale was met and all the canvas had to be hauled off the schooner. The foresail was double reefed and set on her with the hope that she would be able to hold her own and keep clear of the land. The storm increased and the schooner drove all that night and next day and labored so heavily in the seas that she began to leak badly by midday of Tuesday. There was no let up in the gale and being driven on the rocks seemed to be their inevitable fate. At 10.30 Tuesday night the light on Flint Island was quite visible under the Myrtle's quarter. Half an hour after the double reefed foresail blew away and the schooner was found to have sprung a second leak that let in water so fast that the pumps could not keep against it. When the foresail blew away the Skipper ordered the jumbo and the largest remaining pieces of the mainsail and staysail to be put up and to try and ease her off the shoals which abound in the vicinity of Flint Island. She was doing some hopeful work when a squall came and blew up the jumbo and carried away the piece of the mainsail. Now there was only the riding sail left. This was set between the mainmast and foremast hoping that she would stagger along a few hours longer before being driven on the cruel lee shore that awaited them. The seas were now making a steady wash over the little schooner, and the bins of coal on the quarter were swept away. The pumps were choked and the crew were staring almost certain destruction in the face when the sun rose on Wednesday morning. At 9 a.m. the S.S. Sygna, en route from Sydney to Bell Island, came in sight and it is needless to say that the hearts of Captain Hiscock and his crew were gladdened. The Myrtle was now about ten miles from Flint Point, and 3 1/2 from Glace Bay. As it was afterwards learned by the Myrtle's crew the captain of Sygna deemed the task of taking them off the wreck so perilous that he would not order his crew, but asked for volunteers. The chief officer and six men bravely came forward, manned a boat and rowed with great risk of being swamped, to the sinking Myrtle. The big ore steamer meantime came down broadside to the wind to help make a shelter for the rescuing work. This did not have much effect as far as the big seas were concerned, thought it did lull the wind. The Sygna's boat took one man at a time from the wreck by cautiously going up from the iceward of her quarter whenever a favourable chance offered. Several times the boat came near being swamped. It was an extremely risky work, for no sooner did one man jump than the boat had to be pushed away. The time occupied in taking off the six men was over half an hour. They got to the steamer without mishap and crew on the way to Bell Island. They arrived there at 6 p.m. yesterday, and came over in the little mail and passenger steamer to St. John's this morning. They called on the representative of the district who introduced them to Mr. O'Dwyer, the P.C. Commissioner, who arranged to have them sent to their homes. Their names are: Capt. Isaac Hiscock, Morgan Matthews, Aaron Matthews, W. Smith and Geo. Lambert.
16 August 1909 Lost his flour A Torbayman named Snow, who was hauling home a barrel of flour on his cart Saturday evening last met with a mishap. The end broke out of the barrel and half the flour was strewn over the road before he knew it.
16 August 1909 Died Suddenly, on Sunday, August 15th, at Belair, King's Bridge Road, Margaret M. Bunting, widow of the late F.G. Bunting, M.D. Funeral on Tuesday, August 17th, at 3 o'clock p.m.
16 August 1909 Died Passed peacefully away on Sunday morning, August 15th, in his 88th year, Robert Taylor, late of Port-de-Grave, leaving a wife, four daughters and one son to mourn the loss of an affectionate husband and kind and loving father. Funeral on Tuesday, at 2.30 p.m., from his late residence, 65 McFarlane Street.
16 August 1909 Another LarcenyY Larcenies are becoming frequent in the West End of the city of late. A pane of glass in the window of Mrs. Curtin's shop was cut out with a diamond last Saturday night and a quantity of cigarettes stolen.
16 August 1909 Notes from Harbour Grace On the 5th inst. A daughter was Born to Mr. and Mrs. Alex Crocker.
16 August 1909 Notes from Harbour Grace Mr. E.G. Parsons goes to St. John's by this afternoon's train to take a position in the Audit Office of the Reid Nfld. Co.
16 August 1909 Notes from Harbour Grace Mrs. Fred Davey, of St. John's, is in town visiting her friends, who are pleased to have her with them again.
16 August 1909 Notes from Harbour Grace The Regatta, after being postponed on Wednesday and Thursday, came off yesterday, and proved a very enjoyable day. A large number of our citizens and visiting friends gathered at the lake side at the appointed time. A good start was made, the contesting boats getting off in good form. Archibald's Myrtle which did such good work last year, was the favorite boat up to this point, but somehow she came last in this race and took a back seat nearly all day. Mr. Tapp's Mary seems to have got back some of her old luck, and came first, not only in the Tradesmen's Race, but in the greater number of contests for the day. Mr. Oke's Edith also did better work than last year. The firemen's new boat, the Volunteer, although a good boat in every respect, could not keep up with the older ones. A well known east end reporter, who was fortunate enough to draw the Mary at sweepstakes, must have had little faith in her as he sold his chance, of course before he discovered that the Mary was first. The police raided a couple of tents yesterday and arrested a couple of jars. On the whole the day was most enjoyable, nothing to mar pleasure having occurred -CORRESPONDENT. Harbor Grace, Aug 14, '09
16 August 1909 Here and There A 13 year old boy named Elliott was drowned at Change Islands last week.
16 August 1909 Here and There The funeral of the late Miss Monroe, daughter of Mr. D. Monroe, took place this afternoon and was largely attended.
16 August 1909 Here and There The S.O.E. Met in the Temperance Hall at 2 p.m. to-day and marched to the funeral of their late brother, Mr. R.J. Taylor.
16 August 1909 Two cases of Sunstroke The passengers by the S.S. Louise report tow cases of sunstroke at Tilting, John Green and John Brien. Both were very ill and near to death.
16 August 1909 Boy Drowned An eleven year old boy names Dwyer, son of Mr. J. Dwyer, of Tilting, was drowned there on July 30th in that part of the harbor known as the "pond". He was coming across in a skiff when he fell overboard. The people saw him drown from the opposite side but could do nothing to save him. The body was recovered.

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