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Conception Bay North Region

Carbonear Herald and Outport Telephone

Carbonear Herald and Railroad Journal

1879 - 1882

Place of publication: Carbonear
Began publication: May 22, 1879.
Last issue located: Aug. 26, 1882.
Frequency: Weekly.
Title varies:
Carbonear Herald and Outport Telephone, May 22, 1879-Feb. 22, 1882.
Carbonear Herald and Railroad Journal, Mar. 17-Aug. 26, 1882.
J. A. Rochfort, May 22, 1879-Mar. 1880.
E. J. Brennan, Mar. 1880-Aug. 26, 1882.
The Carbonear Herald carried domestic and foreign news, fishing and shipping news, legislative proceedings, religious news, advertisements, serial fiction and poetry. Although it said it would be "giving independent and generous support to the government", the editorials were mainly concerned with development of the colony and analysis of foreign affairs. The Herald was an enthusiastic supporter of the railway, roads, education, fire organizations, public improvements and home industry.
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The records were transcribed by MAXINE EDWARDS June 2002. While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors.

June 5, 1879DrowningFound Drowned. – At half past 5 o’clock last Sunday evening, the body of a man named MICHAEL HINES was taken out of the water at O’Dwyer’s Cove, St. John’s. The deceased had been missing since the 9th of April.
June 5, 1879DrowningHENRY ELLSWORTH, aged 38, while setting nets near New Haven, Victoria Country, on Monday last, was drawn overboard and drowned. He leaves a wife and three children. Formerly belonged to Newfoundland. – Halifax paper, May 31.
June 5, 1879MarriageMarried at St. John’s, on the 27th inst. by the Rev. C. Meek, EDWIN EDGAR, Esq., of Greenspond, to HELEN, second daughter of Mr. J.R. EWING.
June 5, 1879MarriageMarried at Carbonear, on the 22nd May, at the residence of the bride’s father, by the Rev. John Goodison, Mr. JAMES TAYLOR, to Miss FANNY, second daughter of Mr. John WINSOR. (Toronto papers please copy.)

June 12, 1879DeathAbout a fortnight ago, a schooner having arrived at Western Bay from St. John’s, the crew went ashore in small boats; each went his own way for home. A few days after one of them, STEPHEN ROGERS, was missing; a search was made resulting in the finding of his dead body, not far from where they landed. The night having been very dark it is supposed he missed his way and fell over a cliff, which over hangs where his corpse was found. He belonged to Ochre Pit Cove. – Com
June 12, 1879RescueOn yesterday about noon as a man named ROBERT MORE and another man was sailing from Broad Cove with a load of caplin, the skiff upset. Robert succeeded in clinging to the keel by which he held on till observed by Mr. Taylor, the keeper of the Carbonear Light House, who valiantly put off and rescued him. Were it not for Mr. Taylor, Bob More would be no “more.”
June 12, 1879BirthBirth – On Sunday morning last, the wife of Mr. RICHARD RYAN, of a daughter.

June 19, 1879DeathWe regret to learn of the death by accident at Little Bay Mines, on Tuesday 10th inst., of a man named YOUNG, of Bay Roberts. His death was caused by collision of a loaded car which ran from the track into an empty one, which he had been watching. Poor Young leaves a wife and three children.
June 19, 1879DeathThe “Frank”, Jackman master, to Messrs. W. Grieve & Co., also arrived on Saturday morning. On Wednesday night the “Frank” lost one of her crew, a man named FRANCIS WHITTLE, belonging to Placentia.
June 19, 1879DeathDied on Tuesday 10th inst., Mr. HENRY TAYLOR, aged 29 years, son of Henry Taylor, Esq., Collector H.M. Customs, Bonne Bay.
June 19, 1879DeathDied at St. John’s, on Sunday last, FERNANDO MONTOYA, aged 21 years.

June 26, 1879BirthBirth – At Brigus, on the 13th inst., the wife of Mr. Thos. MURPHY, shoemaker, of a daughter.
June 26, 1879SuicidePATRICK MULLIN, merchant, of Ottawa, committed suicide with arsenic on the 16th ult.

July 3, 1879DeathA little boy son of Mr. Kenny, of James’ Street, died this morning form the effects of a wound inflicted by a stone thrown yesterday by a companion while at play. – Telegram.
July 3, 1879DeathsThe steamer Hercules brought to St. John’s on Saturday last, the bodies of Mrs. MANNING and AMBROSE HARTIGAN who died a few days since the former at Bett’s Cove and the latter at Little Bay.
July 3, 1879BirthBirth – At Heart’s Content on Sat. 28th ult., the wife of A.A. THOMPSON, Esq., of the Anglo-American Telegraph Company, of a daughter.
July 3, 1879BirthAt the same place, on Tuesday, the wife of Mr. J. JAMES, of a son.
July 3, 1879DeathDied – At St. John’s, on the 16th ult., aged 68 years, Mrs. MARGARET POWER, wife of Mr. Michael Power, Cochrane St.

July 10, 1879BirthBirth – On Thursday last, the wife of Mr. George E. TAYLOR, of a daughter.

July 17, 1879BirthBirth – On Tuesday last, the wife of Mr. Henry FOGWILL, of a son.
July 17, 1879MarriageMarried – On Tuesday evening, at the residence of the bride’s father, by the Rev. John Goodison, W.M., the Rev. ANTHONY HILL,W.M., to HARRIET SOPHIA, youngest daughter of the Hon. John RORKE, Carbonear.
July 17, 1879MarriageMarried on the same day at the residence of the bride’s father by Rev. Joseph Pasco, assisted by Revds. W.E. Shenstone and Chas. Ladner, the Rev. EDGAR TAYLOR, Methodist Minister of Random Sound, Trinity Bay, son of Mr. Fredk. R. Taylor, Carbonear, to JANIE, second daughter of George GUSHUE, Esq., J.P., Collector of H.M. Customs, Brigus.

August 7, 1879DeathDied – On Monday evening, August 14, JAMES M. DONNELLY, Esq., of St. John’s, Barrister-at-Law, aged 27 years.

August 14, 1879DeathFrom the ‘Evening Telegram’ we learn of the death of the Rev. THOS. BOONE, late Rural Dean of Notre Dame Bay, which melancholy event took place rather suddenly at Hampton, N.B., on Sunday last.

August 21, 1879DeathDied – At Trinity, on Wednesday, July 30th, fortified by the last Sacraments of the Church. Mr. JOHN MURPHY, aged 46 years. Deceased was the second son of the late Thomas Murphy and nephew of P. Murphy, Esq., of above place.
August 21, 1879DeathDied – At Brigus, on Monday evening, 18th inst., after a long and tedious illness, WILLIAM, oldest son of Mr. Samuel WASHER, planter, of that place.

August 28, 1879DrowningsLabrador intelligence via Bett’s Cove, informs us that SAMUEL HALFYARD and his son, with JOHN PARSONS and MARK KENNELL, all of Ochre Pit Cove, North Shore, and belonging to vessel the Nine Brotners, were lately drowned at Little Harbor, Labrador. – Nflder.

September 4, 1879DrowningBy advices received per mail from King’s Cove, Bonavista Bay, we learn that a sad accident, resulting in loss of life, occurred at Knight’s Cove, on the 15th ult. It appears that whilst two men, named respectively, RICHARD HANCOCK and WILLIAM RICKETTS, were fishing in a boat off the harbor, the boat was upset by a squall, poor Hancock going down with her. He leaves a widow and four children. Hancock’s wife saw the boat upset, and was consequently nearly distracted for several days. Ricketts was saved by holding on to an oar until assistance came, and was subsequently brought into King’s Cove in a state of great exhaustion. Medical assistance was promptly rendered by Dr. Levisconte, and the man, who had been an hour in the water, was quickly restored.
September 4, 1879MarriageMarried – On Wed. evening last at the Roman Catholic Cathedral, by the Rev. Wm. Forristal, Administrator, Mr. MAURICE A. DEVINE, of King’s Cove, Bonavista Bay to BRIDGET THERESA, youngest daughter of Mr. John KINSELLA, Blacksmith, of St. John’s.

September 11, 1879DeathDied – On Saturday, 7th inst., RICHARD RAFTUS, Esq., Barrister-at-Law, aged 34 years.

September 18, 1879BirthBirth – At Portugal Cove, on the 10th inst., the wife of Mr. William DALTON, Constable, of a son.

September 25, 1879DeathLabrador News: Venison Island, Sept. 13 – A sad accident occurred here yesterday. A son of Dan. CALLAHAN, of Carbonear, shot his sister dead, the gun going off accidentally, the shot passing through her head.
September 25, 1879DeathDied – At Fogo, on the 17th inst. JANET BERTHA, the beloved child of Mr. Joseph RENDELL, aged six years and five months.

October 2, 1879DeathThe Late JOHN MUNN Esq. – It is with feelings of sincere regret we have to record today, the demise, at the venerable age of 73 years, of the above mentioned universally esteemed and respected gentleman, which melancholy event took place at Southport, near Liverpool, on Sunday last. The lamented deceased had been long and honorably connected with Newfoundland, having been resident in this colony for a period, as we understand of upwards of half a century. Having upon his first arrival in this colony occupied a prominent position in the old and respectable firm of Baine Johnston & Co., the late Mr. Munn subsequently commenced business at Harbor Grace in conjunction with the late Capt. Punton, the firm so successfully established continued not only to prosper, but to expand to its present vast dimensions, under the able guidance and direction of the lamented deceased, who at the time of his death was the leading member of the present large and respectable firm of John Munn & Co. In addition to his extensive connection with the trade and fisheries of this colony, the late Mr. Munn also, for some years held a seat in the Legislative Council, being subsequently elected to the General Assembly as one of the representatives for the important district of Harbor Grace, both which positions he filled with honor to himself and advantage to the country. In the lamented deceased Newfoundland has lost one of her first and best business men, Conception Bay a merchant, and Harbor Grace a citizen and benefactor whose place it will be difficult to supply. To the bereaved widow, family and relatives of the lamented deceased we respectfully tender our most sincere and heartfelt sympathy in this, the hour of their affliction.
October 2, 1879DeathSudden Death – We regret having to announce the demise of an old and respectable resident of Carbonear, Mr. ALFRED PENNEY, of Harbor Rock Hill, which took place rather suddenly on Saturday last. The deceased who was in his seventy-third year, was engaged in his potato garden, and being absent from his house longer than was expected, upon search being made was found dead, lying across one of the trenches. Death is supposed to have resulted from heart disease.
October 2, 1879MarriageMarried – At the residence of the bride’s mother, Sept. 28th, by the Rev. J. Shenton, Mr. JOSEPH NICHOLL to Miss SOPHIA BURSELL, of St. John’s.

October 9, 1879DeathA man named CLEMENT JAMES, of Carbonear, was recently lost from the ‘Racer’, off Vension Island, a strong squall of wind blowing him from the topmast of the vessel.
October 9, 1879DeathObituary – It is with feelings of sincere regret that we have to record in our present issue, the demise on Friday last, 3rd inst., from a severe attack of low nervous fever, at the early age of twenty-four years, of Miss ELLEN (Ellie) FLYNN, youngest daughter of Mr. M.J. Flynn, an old and much respected inhabitant of Harbor Grace, in which town he has resided for upwards of half a century. The early and we might say, almost unexpected demise of this estimable young lady, the youngest sister of the Rev. S. Flynn, of Carbonear, and of Professor David and Mr. John Flynn, of Harbor Grace, has not only been the means of plunging her respected family into grief and affliction the most profound, as might naturally be expected from the sudden loss of one so near and dear, but the poignancy of domestic grief has been still further augmented, from the intimate knowledge of the many prominent and leading virtues of her character, to which may be superadded brilliant musical, artistic and literary talents of a very high order.
October 9, 1879DeathSince our last issue intelligence has been received of the decease at Montreal, on Thursday last, of Mr. H.C. FALLON, for many years Chief of Police at Harbor Grace. The deceased who had occupied the position referred to for a period of upwards of twenty-one years was much respected by all classes of the community. His remains which were shipped on board the Vanguard for conveyance to Newfoundland, arrived yesterday at St. John’s.

October 16, 1879DeathNear Conception Harbor, on Friday morning last, a fine young woman named MANSFIELD, about 25 years of age, was engaged in removing property from her father’s stage. A sea broke with great violence and carried away the stage with the poor girl. The body has not been recovered.

October 23, 1879DeathDied – On Tuesday evening last, after a long and tedious illness, born with Christian resignation to the Divine will, Miss THERESA DWYER, age 39 years.
October 23, 1879FuneralThe funeral of Head Constable FALLON took place at Harbor Grace on Thursday last.

October 30, 1879DeathDied on board the Schooner “Atlanta,” Captain Timothy Hayden, on the passage from White Bears, Labrador, Mr. DAVID CONNELL, a native of Broad Cove, North Shore. Deceased was 65 years of age, and leaves a family of ten children to mourn their irreparable loss. His remains were landed at Broad Cove on Saturday last, 24th inst.
October 30, 1879ChargedA girl named COBBYDUCK was charged with the concealment of the birth of a child at Labrador during the past year. The Bill of Indictment in this case having been submitted to the Jury was ignored and the Court adjourned until tomorrow Friday.

November 13, 1879FuneralThe remains of the young girl CALLAHAN, referred to in our columns of the 26th Sept. last, as accidentally shot by her brother at Venison Island, Labrador, arrived here on Friday last. The funeral of the deceased which was attended by a large and respectable number of relatives, friends and the people of Carbonear generally, took place from the residence of her afflicted parents on the afternoon of Sunday last.
November 13, 1879DeathThe remains of the late Mrs. MARY KNOX, wife of Mr. Michael Knox, who died at River Head Harbor Grace, on the 6th, aged 70 years were conveyed to Carbonear for interment in the Roman Catholic Cemetery on Sunday evening last. Deceased resided in Carbonear for many years.
November 13, 1879WrecksThe master of the Theresa reports the loss near Quirpoon of the schooner Wild Briar, Ryan master, belonging to Brigus, also two decked boats, Griffin and Hussey of Upper Island Cove, masters respectively, all three crafts were coming from Labrador, and having been caught in a snowstorm from the E.N.E., on the night of the 5th inst. were running for Quirpoon for refuge but mistook the harbor and ran ashore in the bight between Ran Gally Head and Quirpoon, and became total wrecks. All hands were saved except a poor girl name GALLOWAY, belonging to Island Cove, who was unfortunately drowned in the wreck of Griffin’s croft. The Theresa did not leave the Labrador coast until the 6th, thus escaping the storm.
November 13, 1879BirthBirth – At Brigus, on the 5th inst., the wife of T.D. SCANLAN, Esq., of the Anglo-American Telegraph Co. of a son.
November 13, 1879MarriageMarried – At the Cathedral, Harbor Grace, yesterday afternoon, 12th inst., by His Lordship the Most Rev. Dr. H. Carfagnini assisted by the Very Rev. D. Falconio, O.S.F., Captain D. PUMPHREY to ELLEN MARY, only daughter of the late Captain John MURPHY.
November 13, 1879DeathDied – At Brigus on the 6th inst., ISABELLA, the beloved infant daughter of Geo. SMITH, Esq., aged 9 months.
November 13, 1879DeathDied – At Carbonear, on the 12th inst., MARTHA D. MURRISH, aged 3 years and four months, only child of J. Thomas Murrish, Esq.,M.R.C.P., Principal of the Methodist Grammar School Carbonear.

November 20, 1879NoticeStatutory Notice to Creditors – In the matter of the Estate of HOHANNA MOLLOY late of Brigus, in Conception Bay, deceased. Take Notice that pursuant to the 6th Section of ‘The Trustees Act 1878’, all persons claiming to the creditors or otherwise, to have claim or demand against the Estate of the said Johanna Molloy who died on or about the 14th day of March, 1879, are hereby required on or before the 10th day of December, 1879, to furnish in writing the particulars of such claims or demands to the Very Reverend Edward Francis Walsh of Brigus, afresaid the Executor of the Deceased and to whom probate has been granted or to the undersigned solicitors for the said Executor and in default thereof the said Executor will after the said 10th day of December proceed to distribute the assets of the said deceased having regard only to the claims of which notice and particulars shall have been given as above required. Date at St. John’s this 6th day of November, A.D. 1879. LITTLE & KENT Solicitors for said Estate, Duckworth St., St. John’s. Nov. 13 3i

November 27, 1879DeathAn old and respectable inhabitant of Carbonear, Mr. EDWARD CAHILL, died suddenly last evening. It appears the deceased had just returned to his residence, after transacting some business up town, and upon sitting in his chair, suddenly expired. Heart disease is assigned as the cause of his death.

December 4, 1879NewsMr. JOHN COOPER, of Random Sound, Trinity Bay, who was in town last week is, we believe, the heaviest man in America, weighing 352 pounds, or twenty-five stone two pounds. Mr. Cooper is a ‘solid man’ and has no appearance of ‘dry rot’ about him. He is a ‘staving’ speciman of the hardy Newfoundlander. His weight, we may add, was not taken at Random but at Carbonear.
December 4, 1879DrowningsTwo boys named respectively, PIKE and BROWN were drowned in Spaniard’s Bay Pond, by the breaking of the ice, on Sunday evening last. The bodies have since been recovered.
December 4, 1879DeathA child belonging to Mr. Josiah CALPIN, blacksmith, of Bay Roberts, was literally choked from sore throat resulting from scarlatina, on Saturday last.

December 11, 1879MarriageMarried – On Tuesday the 9th inst. at the residence of the bride’s mother, by the Rev. George Boyd, ROBERT SIMPSON to LIZZIE, youngest daughter of the late Capt. W.H. PENNY.
Issues Not Published - Jan. 1, Mar. 11, Dec. 30.
Issues Missing - Apr. 22, July 15, Aug. 26, Oct. 14, Nov. 22, Nov. 27.
January 8, 1880DeathDied – At Carbonear, on the 5th inst. of Consumption, after a lingering illness of nearly two years, borne with patient resignation to the Divine Will, MARY HILL MURRISH, aged 28 years, a native of Bristol, England, the beloved wife of J. T. Murrish, Esq., M.R.C.P. Principal of the Methodist Grammar School Carbonear.
January 8, 1880DeathsOn the night of Monday last, 5th inst., a fire resulting in the loss of the lives of two children, took place at Heart’s Desire, Trinity Bay. It appears that the house was the property of a man named REID, and that whilst the adult members of the family were absent, accidentally took fire, and was entirely consumed before any assistance could be rendered.

January 22, 1880DeathDied – At Carbonear, South Side, on the 16th inst., after a long and severe illness, Mr. JOHN SOPER aged 56 years, leaving a wife and a large family to mourn his sad loss.
January 22, 1880DeathDied, on Monday, the 12th inst., MARY, eldest daughter of Mr. John WHELAN, aged 5 years and 11 months.
January 22, 1880DeathA sad accident occurred at Brigus during the past week. A poor man named JOHN PLOUGHMAN whilst on his way to the woods, dropped dead suddenly about a mile from the town. The poor fellow leaves a wife and large family to mourn their loss.
January 22, 1880MarriageMarried – At Harbor Maine, on the 15th inst., by the Very Rev. J. O’Donald, P.P., V.G. JAMES ROCHE, Tinsmith of Bay Roberts, to MARY, daughter of the late Nicolas FUREY, of Harbor Maine.
January 22, 1880MarriageMarried – At Brigus on the 21st inst. by the Rev. E.F. Walsh, P.P., Mr. W. ALLEN, to Miss MARY MAGEE, both of Brigus.

January 29, 1880MarriageMarried – On Wednesday, 28th inst., at St. Patrick’s Church, Carbonear, by the Rev. R. Walsh, Mr. JAMES BRINE to MAGGIE, youngest daughter of the late ALEXANDER HAMILTON, both of Carbonear.
January 29, 1880MarriageMarried at Harbor Grace, on the 20th January, by the Rev. Mr. J. Goodison, at the residence of the bride’s father, G.W.R. HIERLIHY, Esq., J.P., of H.M. Customs, Bay Roberts, to GEORGINA, eldest daughter of Mr. Samuel STOWE, of that place.
January 29, 1880MarriageMarried – At Catalina, on the 10th inst., by the Rev. P.A. Carolan, Mr. JAMES L. MURPHY, of the Anglo-American Telegraphy Company, to MARIE ANTOINETTE, eldest daughter of the late Capt. James MURPHY, of Catalina.
January 29, 1880DeathDied – On Tuesday last, after a short illness, much and deservedly regretted, BRIDGET, beloved wife of James MYLER, in the 24th year of her age. (New York and Boston papers please copy.)
January 29, 1880DeathDied – On Sunday last, the 18th inst., after a painful illness, ELLIE, second daughter of James P. and Anna MacGUIRE, aged 6 years.

February 5, 1880TyphusCAUTION – We hear that typhus fever is becoming somewhat prevalent in certain localities about our neighborhood, some two or three cases having recently appeared on the South Side.
February 5, 1880MarriedMarried – On the 28th inst., at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Baptist by the Rev. C.J. Mashin, assisted by the Rev. G.M. Johnson RICHARD ALEXANDER, second son of the late J.W. M’COUBREY, Esq., Editor of the Times, to HARRIET, eldest daughter of Mr. A. CROSSMAN.
February 5, 1880DeathDied – On the 24th January, after a short illness, PATIENCE, relict of the late JOHN PIKE, Aged 87 years and 7 months.
February 5, 1880DeathDied – On the 30th January, ELIZABETH, wife of Captain Frances TAYLOR aged 75 years. She bore her severe and lingering affliction with exemplary patience, faith and fortitude. She leaves an affectionate family to mourn the loss of a devoted mother.
February 5, 1880DeathDied – On Saturday last, after a lingering illness, ELIZABETH, widow of the late Capt. Thomas COYELL, aged 91 years.

February 12, 1880DrowningsGloucester, Mass., Jan. 24 – Schr ‘Plymouth Rock’, Capt. Morrissey, owned by George Steele, arrived today from the Grand Banks, and reports the loss of three of her crew on Jan. 7, named, respectively, WILLIAM MALLOY, JOHN RAYMOND and JERRY SIMMONDS, who were drowned by the capsizing of their dory while attending their trawls. Malloy was a native of St. Lawrence, Nfld., and about 28 years old.

March 18, 1880DeathA poor woman named DEAN was frozen to death in her bed on Sunday night last at Victoria Village.
March 18, 1880DeathDied – On Sunday evening last, after a long illness, HENRY RENOUF, Esq., late Judge of the District Court, St. John’s, in the 59th year of his age. His funeral took place from his late residence, Monkstown Rd. yesterday (Wed.).
March 18, 1880DeathDied on Monday, after a lingering illness, PATRICK KEOUGH, aged 51 years. Deceased was a native of Carbonear.

March 25, 1880DeathA sad tale of suffering and death reaches us from Portugal Cove. It appears that Mrs. PHILIP HAMMOND and a young woman named MARY HAMMOND left their home at the latter place on the morning of the 17th inst. to visit some friends at Lance Cove, Belle Isle. They intended to return about 4 o’clock of the same day. Losing their way, they wandered about the ice all night, and in the morning found themselves in the vicinity of Cape St. Francis. Here Mrs. H. became exhausted, and the young woman left her and hastened to Bauline for assistance, where she arrived at half-past three o’clock very much exhausted. She reported that Mrs. Hammond had fallen upon the ice and was unable to move. Mr. John D. Martin and several others at once started in search of the poor woman; but unfortunately, they were too late to render any assistance. When they reached Mrs. Hammond the vital spark had fled – she was frozen to death. The body was taken up and conveyed to Portugal Cove. – ‘Telegram’

What was found on the body (says the Advocate) tells a significant tale, she had what pork, dried caplin and potatoes she could carry. She did not put out on a nine mile return journey on the same day, laden with provisions, if these necessities were not much needed in her little household. Drifting snow sent the two travelers out of their course. Poor Mrs. Hammond, who was soon to become a mother, was not long able compete with the difficulties and overcome with fatigue, she sat down directing her companion to go for help.
March 25, 1880DeathWe learn from the “Chronicle” that a young man named THOMAS WEST, belonging to Garnish, Fortune Bay, was accidentally killed on the 27th inst., while shooting at birds, by the accidental discharge of his gun.

April 2, 1880DeathsIt is our painful duty to record one of the most calamitous occurrences ever experienced by the inhabitants of Northern Bay, which resulted in the death, from cold and exhaustion, of four young men. The melancholy facts, as far as we can learn are as follows: - On Friday a boats crew consisting of 5 men, three HOGANS one MARCH and one FAHEY, put out from the above place for the purpose of getting some seals which had driven into the Bay towards the shore, they succeeded in loading their punt, and started for home, but the wind which had been from the Southward at the onset, had now veered around and off from the North West, tripping the ice off the shore and causing the punt to drift out towards the middle of the Bay; having made unavailing efforts to reach with their boat, the lake of water which had opened between them and the North Shore, and being almost overcome with fatigue, they made up their minds to travel no further until next morning, and in order to make the best possible shelter they could for the night, which was dreary and cold, they took the seals out of the boat and turned her on a side and gathered together to leeward, they remained so until next morning, and although having suffered extremely from cold and anxiety during the night, they were buoyed up with the hope that daylight would bring with it some help from the shore, but, alas! Their hopes were frustrated in finding that no boat had come off from the shore to their relief. Then they started for Cape St. Francis, being the nearest and on the lee, and having traveled for an hour, one of the two brothers named Hogan, became exhausted and laid down to die on the ice, March having had one biscuit remaining which he divided into five parts and gave to his comrades; traveling a few miles further, the second brother Hogan gave up, and the remaining three men proceeded on for an hour when Fahey, “nephew of the survivor,” became ice blind and said, “uncle I cannot see your tracks. I must lie down.” The survivor and March kept on traveling for the nearest part of the cape Shore, and on the way the former killed two seals and eat the hearts, but March could not eat any, this food having strengthened Hogan he was enabled to help on his comrade March, and they succeeded in landing in Cripple Cove,* about an hour from sunset, and reached an unoccupied house or, fishing hut, they tried to make in a fire but could not succeed, their matches being damp and would not light. By this time, poor March had become very weak, and said he could no longer hold out to travel but Hogan told him they should try and reach the Light House, which was about three quarters of a mile distant, so they both started for the Light House, but unfortunately March, poor man, could not keep up with Hogan who when landing told his comrade to keep moving about until he would reach the House and send him help. On reaching the Light House, Hogan having told the keeper that he left a dying man on the ice near Cripple Cove,+ a boat and crew were sent out, and after searching some time for the man, they returned without him. Early on Sunday morning the steamer Hercules, which was telegraphed for on Sat., having arrived at the Cape, Hogan went on board and showed them about where he left March, whose body they soon found on the ice near the rocks, and conveyed to Northern Bay. The steamer then put out again to look for the three missing bodies, and having searched in vain all day Sunday, she returned to St. John’s that evening. The remains of Mr. William March were interred at Northern Bay on Tuesday morning being attended to their resting place by a large circle of friends and relatives. Mr. William March, above referred to, is son of Simeon March, Esq., Northern Bay, and a late student of St. Bonaventure’s College. Being of most exemplary character he was much esteemed by all whose pleasure it was to be acquainted with him. * Cripple Cove is a fishing station which is not inhabited in winter time. + There is a part of Hogan’s statement having reference to the treatment he received from the Light House people at Cape St. Francis, which we decline publishing just now, as we consider it to be a matter with which the authorities are best able to deal.
April 2, 1880DeathDied – At Victoria Village, 27 Feb., CLEMENCE PENNY, aged 102 years; born at Flat Rocks, Bay-de-Verd.
April 2, 1880Body foundBy a telegram received by I.L. McNiel, Esq., from the Hon’ble Receiver General, this morning, we learn that the body of MARTIN HOGAN was picked up on the ice about 4 miles off the narrow and brought in to St. John’s; Martin Hogan was one of the poor fellows belonging to Northern Bay, who died on the ice on Sat. last.

April 8, 1880DeathToday the painful duty devolves upon us according the death of THOMAS McMURDO, Esq. The deceased gentleman was a native of Closeburn, Dumfriesshire, Scotland. During a residence in this city of nearly half a century he was highly respected and esteemed by all classes of our people, as well as for his kindly disposition as for his general value as a citizen. His death has made a vacancy in the ranks of the good and true that will not soon be filled. – Telegram, Thursday, April 1.
April 8, 1880AccidentA shocking accident occurred at Toad’s Cove yesterday. It appears that while an elderly man named DAVID HOWLETT was out shooting, the gun unexpectedly went off and the whole charge lodged in his legs. This morning he was brought to the hospital where he now lies in such a dangerous t\state that his recovery is considered doubtful.
April 8, 1880Body foundYesterday, while Michael Power was out on the ice off Toad’s Cove, in quest of seals, he discovered the dead body of a young man, supposed to be of PATRICK HOGAN, one of the unfortunate men missing from Northern Bay. Father Driscoll had the poor fellow’s remains brought on shore enclosed in a double coffin and covered with snow in the graveyard, where it will remain until orders have been received from the friends of the deceased who were immediately communicated with.
April 8, 1880DeathBonavista letter says the Newfoundlander, reports the death there on the 24th ult. of a fisherman named WILLIAM BESTON, caused by inhaling foul air in a cellar in which he had been working. His little son, 14 years old, who was with him, had a narrow escape of a like fate, having been taken out of the same place insensible but not too late to recover.
April 8, 1880DeathsThe same paper observes: “Week before last, a boat and four men were lost at Placentia. Their names were P. POWER, MICHAEL HARTIGAN, P. BRENNAN and a French sailor, name not given.”
April 8, 1880DeathsNews of another fatal accident reaches us from Placentia. It appears that while three men, named respectively; JOHN ROSE, PETER PALFREY and PETER MILLER, were returning from the steamer Plover, yesterday evening by some means unknown to us at present, the boat capsized and the poor fellows were hurled into eternity. Two of the unfortunate men were married, and by their sudden death several children are left entirely unprovided for.

April 15, 1880DeathThe “Newfoundlanders” Bonavista advices report the death of two poor fellows who went out seal hunting lately when the seals were driven in along shore. A young man named ENOCH SHEARING, of Canwell, had secured a tow of seals and was running towards shore when he fell through the ice and drowned. His body was picked up soon after.
April 15, 1880DeathAnother fatal accident happened at Bird Island Cove. A young man of the name of JOB STEEDS, one of a punt’s crew, when coming in with his load of seals, also went down and was seen no more. His father met a similar sad fate when the seals were last in there four years ago.

May 13, 1880DeathLast Monday evening, just before the steamer Cortes was leaving St. John’s, Nfld. for this port, a man who gave his name as McNEILLY, came on board intoxicated. He was ticketed for New York, and nothing more was seen of him until midnight, when the ship was at sea, running around the vessel shouting ‘murder’. The man was immediately taken and locked up in a room in the cabin, and kept there until Wed. morning at five o’clock. He appeared perfectly sane and was last seen going forward with a coat over his arm. In about three quarters of an hour afterwards McNeilly was missed, and search made, but he must have jumped overboard. McNeilly was about 28 years of age, a salesman in a store at St. John’s. – Halifax Chronicle.

June 10, 1880BirthBirth – At Harbor Grace, Sunday last, the wife of W.P. MUNN, Esq., of a son.

June 17, 1880CourtThe prisoners recently tried and convicted before the Supreme Court were sentenced on Tuesday.
June 17, 1880
ALEXANDER MUSGRAVE, for larceny, two counts, was sentenced on each to 15 months imprisonment, and within five days after release to quit the country for life, in default of which, or his return to the country at any time, he is to receive a further imprisonment of two years.
June 17, 1880
ALEXANDER PINDIKOWSKI, for forgery, was sentenced to 15 months from his first commitment, and is ordered to leave the country same as Musgrave.
June 17, 1880
CATHERINE CONSTANTINE, for concealment of birth, was sentenced to six months imprisonment from the date of first commitment.
June 17, 1880
JACOB DAWE, forgery, nine months with hard labor.

June 24, 1880DeathWe notice with regret the announcement of the death of the Hon. ROBERT KENT, which took place at his country residence, Kilbride, on last Friday morning. His health had long been visibly failing; and thought it was not weaker than usual a few hours before death, the symptoms of the approaching end have been for some time manifest. Mr. Kent was in his 63rd year. He was the younger brother of the late Hon. John Kent of this place, and of Mr. James Kent, who died recently in Waterford. He held for many years the position of member of our Legislative Council and member of the Board of Vorks, to the duties of which he gave assiduous attention while he had strength enough to enable him to take part in public affairs.

July 29, 1880DeathAn accident resulting in the death of Mr. WM. PACK, occurred at Bay Roberts on Sunday last. We understand that wile crossing the harbor a sudden squall upset the boat, and before assistance could reach, the poor fellow was drowned. He was grandson of the late R. Pack, Esq., formerly merchant of this town.
July 29, 1880DeathDied on the 21st inst., GEORGE WILLIAM, eldest son of Capt. Mark FORWARD, a native of Carbonear, aged 34 years.
July 29, 1880DeathIn great peace, at Harbor Grace, and after years of suffering, borne with exemplary patience, JANE, the beloved wife of J. BEMISTER, Esq., Sheriff Northern District, aged 62 years.
July 29, 1880DeathDied at East Hampton, Mass., on the 17th inst., in the 47th year of her age, ELLEN, the wife of Edward MEANEY; deceased was a native of Carbonear, and leaves a large family to mourn her loss.

August 12, 1880DeathDied on Sunday night, after a lingering illness, which was borne with Christian fortitude and resignation to the Divine Will, Mr. JOHN COLFORD, cooper; a native of Stokes Town, County Wexford, Ireland, aged 75 years, 56 of which he spent in this country.
August 12, 1880DeathDied on Tuesday morning last, EDWARD N., infant son of Dr. and Jessie NELSON, aged two months.

September 2, 1880MarriageMarried on Wednesday morning, 1st inst. at the residence of the bride’s father, by the Rev. G. Boyd, Mr. WILLIAM SAMWAYS of St. John’s, to GEORGINA E., second daughter of Capt. Mark FORWARD of this place.

September 9, 1880PublishedWe are informed that Lovell’s Advanced Geography (148 pages) will be published on the 18th inst. It will contain 45 colored Maps, 210 Illustrations, a number of Statistical Tables, and a Pronouncing Vocabulary. Price $1.50.

September 23, 1880DeathA serious accident occurred at Little Bay Mines on Thursday last. A man named JOHN APPLETON fell down one of the shafts, a distance of about one hundred and sixty feet, and was instantly killed. – Ibid

September 30, 1880MarriageMarried – Last evening at St. Patrick’s Church, Carbonear, by the Rev. D. Falconia, O.S.F., Mr. JAMES GRAHAM to ISABELLA, daughter of the late Thos. CASEY.
September 30, 1880MarriageMarried – At Harbor Grace by the Rev. D. Falconia, O.S.F., Mr. JOHN PHIPPARD, of the Anglo-American Telegraph Company, to KATIE, the eldest daughter of Mr. M. FITZGERALD.
September 30, 1880MassOn Monday and Tuesday, a Requiem Mass was celebrated in Harbor Grace Cathedral fo TIMOTHY KANE and JOSEPH KANE of Burnt Island.

October 7, 1880DeathIt is our painful duty to day to record the sad tidings which reached here by telegraph on Monday last, from Bonne Bay, of the sudden demise at that place of HENRY TAYLOR, Esq., Sub-Collector of Her Majesty’s Customs, in the 59th year of his age. The deceased gentleman was an old and highly respected inhabitant of this town where he spent upwards of 50 years, amongst his many relatives and friends. A few years ago, receiving an appointment to the position above referred, left here taking with him his family. This gentleman was a brother-in-law to our highly respected Magistrate I.L. MacNeil, Esq., and F. Bemister, Esq.

November 18, 1880Murder A Murder At The Moravian Settlement of Nain – By the arrival of the S.S. Hercules we are informed that an unfortunate affray, occurred, about the middle of last month at Nain, near Hopedale, one of the Moravian colonies. Two Eskimos were out deer shooting, and both fired simultaneously at the same deer. A quarrel immediately arose as to the ownership. Harsh words were exchanged, when one of the tawny sportsmen leveled his gun at the other and shot him dead. The inhabitants of Nain were so enraged that , on the first impulse, they resolved to place him on an Island lying off to sea, and so let him starve. The Moravian missionaries, having heard of the decision at which the people arrived, rescued the murderer from them, and placed him in charge of Captain Bartlett of the S.S. Panther that was at the time lying at Scrammy Bay. All the official depositions were taken at Hopedale by the Moravian missionaries, who forwarded them by the S.S. Hercules to St. John’s. They are now in possession of the Attorney General. The murderer was brought as far as Tournavick by the missionaries. This same Eskimo is said to have murdered his wife some three years ago, and to have cut her into pieces and thrown her over the cliff into the sea. He is now a prisoner on board the ship Panther. – Register.
November 18, 1880EscapeThe S.S. Panther from the Labrador arrived at Bay Roberts on Friday last. We are informed that the Indian who was being conveyed here as a prisoner made his escape as Grady. – Legyer.
November 18, 1880EscapeFrom the Telegram we learn that the Eskimo who murdered his son at Nain was captured and brought to Harbor Main by a man named Hannon and while being conveyed to Brigus managed to effect his escape. The police of St. John’s and the Bay are on the alert for him.

December 1, 1880NoticeOwing to the irregularity of this paper during our late absence the half year will not expire until the 8th of December instead of the 22nd November as heretofore.

December 9, 1880DeathAbout the 25th June, a man who gave his name as Dr. SHEPPARD, came to Joe Batt’s Arm, and after staying there a week or two, proceeded to Bar’d Islands, where he practiced a month or more, at that time diphtheria being very prevalent there. He cured several persons, after which he took this disease accompanied with erysipelas and poor fellow succumbed. He was first known to be a boarder at Gleeson’s boarding house St. John’s, afterwards as steward of a vessel from the employ of John Munn & Co., and next as doctor at Change Islands, Herring Neck and French Shore. After his death the name of THOMAS DAVIS was found to be on his arm in Indian ink. He is said to be a native of Florida, where his mother is still supposed to reside. He is buried in the Church of England grave yard, Bar’d Island, with not even a stone to mark his grave. Should this come under the notice of any of his friends or relatives, many of whom he have undoubtedly made in his long travel and to which his profession entitled him, they will receive further information by communicating with the proprietor of this journal who is in possession of further particulars.

December 16, 1880DeathDied at Brigus, from the effects of a shot from a gun, WILLIAM, youngest son of the late Thomas BATTCOCK.
December 16, 1880DeathDied at Carbonear, on the 9th inst., deeply regretted, MARY, relict of the late William GEARY, and mother of Cap. T. Geary, aged 84 years. Deceased was a native of County Carlow, Ireland, and a well known and highly respected resident of Carbonear for the past 60 years.
December 16, 1880DiphtheriaWe are informed that diphtheria is on the decrease at Heart’s Content.
December 16, 1880ThyphoidWe are informed by Dr. Nelson, that he is attending eight cases of typhoid fever on the South Side of this town.

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