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YEAR END EVENTS AUGUST 1907
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| August 1, 1907 || MET WITH NO SERIOUS LOSS || Manager Soy Says Grand River Pulp and Paper Co. had a Big Cut.
Mr. L.J. Soy, Manager of the Grand River Pulp and Paper Co., Ltd., who has just returned from Labrador, was interviewed by a Chronicle Reporter yesterday, regarding the sensational report which appeared in the St. John’s, Nfld. Telegram, about the Company’s operations. Mr. Soy most emphatically contradicts the Telegram’s story, which he says is entirely without foundation. As regards the work of the forty-four men employed by the Company, Mr. Soy says:
“On the 12th July, I left Gillisport, the headquarters of the operation there, and at the time, as a result of our winter’s work, our Company had 2,400,000 feet of lumber driven to the mill, and safely boomed, and 3,000,000 feet in the stream, on the way to the mill, in charge of a competent Foreman. The writer of the “Lumber Returned” article states that we lost 1,000,000. This, I emphatically wish to deny. We did loose between 800 and 1,000 pieces by the breaking of a boom, but from my experience in lumbering, this is certainly not an extraordinary occurrence, or one to occasion any such remark. I have known for greater losses in Nova Scotia in river driving, and most people with average intelligence, know that in all industries, occasional losses occur, even in those industries where operations do not have nature to contend with, and although a loss of 1,000 pieces in an operation of this size, is not desirable, yet, it amounts to less than one-and-a-half per cent of the total cut.”
Referring to the alleged hardships, he says, ”I have spent two winters in
Labrador in charge of the work and the river driving for the Grand River Pulp
and Lumber Co., and wish also, to deny the statement that much hardship was
endured, and further state, that the conditions there are just as good as in
similar operations conducted in Nova Scotia. There is no question that there is
more snow in Labrador, but in lumbering operations, it is far better to have a
little to much snow, than not enough, as has been the case in Nova Scotia during
the past two or three seasons.” — Halifax Herald.
| August 1, 1907 || BRUCE PASSENGERS || The Bruce arrived at Port aux Basques at 7.10 a.m. yesterday, with 88 passengers, including: Dr. F. and Mrs. McLoughlan, Mrs. G. Collins, Mr. R. Carter, Mr. E.M. Angwin, Mrs. A. Willett, H.H. and Mrs. Ritchie, Miss S.H. McPhee, Mrs. J Nolan, H.V. Smyth. J.F. Tomkins, J.G. Laylor, F. McDougall, Rev. P Fowler, A.C. Fails, A.F. Currie, F.H. and Mrs. Sherbrook, J. Cummings, H. Barrett, Rev. Dr. T. Woods, A. Woods, R. MacRae, Dr. G. Dart, H.C. Anderson, A.S. Foster, Dr. E.J. Thompson, Miss A. Scott, Miss E. Muir and son, A.L. Chamber, J. Walsh, J.J. Vey, A Ritchie, and Mr. Cron. The express is due at noon. |
| August 1, 1907 || OBITUARY || MR. JONATHAN PARSONS: Mr. Jonathan Parsons, an old and respected resident of Harbor Grace, died here yesterday morning, at the advanced age of 85 years. Deceased had been ailing for some time, and death was not unexpected. Mr. Parsons was for many years engaged in the fisheries of the Colony, and was one of the pioneer members of the British Society. He leaves a wife, to whom he was married only last year, two sons, Messrs Andrew and Herbert Parsons, one of whom, Andrew, is at present under the Doctor's care at Harbor Grace. |
| August 1, 1907 || PERSONAL || Rev. Fr. Roache, Witless Bay, left for home yesterday. Dr. Scully goes on the City of Bombay, for a much needed holiday. Bon voyage! Safe return. Mr. R. Goodridge, who was spending a few days’ holiday along the railway, returned to town last night. His Excellency, Sir William MacGregor and Lady MacGregor, Lady Reid, and His Grace, Archbishop Howley, will be present at Mount Cashel's Garden Party this afternoon.
The friends of Mr. Walter S. March, of the Reid Newfoundland Company, will be glad to learn that his condition has taken a more favourable turn, and that there is good hope of a speedy convalescence. He is now returning home, accompanied by his wife and parents. Miss Carbery goes on her annual visit to the Centres
of Fashion, by the City of Bombay. We will look forward to seeing one of her
usual charming letters, which are not only enjoyable by all our readers, but
always contain information of special interest to the ladies. |
| August 1, 1907 || S.A. NOTES || Lieut. White left on Tuesday for Mussell Harbor; Lieut. Stickland went to Arnold’s Cove; Capt. Ellsworth left for Garnish, Wednesday; most of the S.A. Officers who were in to Councils, have left for their different appointments. The local Sergeants and Sunday School Teachers, are busy preparing for the annual junior picnic, to be held this year at Mundy Pond. Refreshments can be secured on the grounds. Adjt-Geo. Smith would like to see his congregation and Army friends, at the Conversazion this evening at the Citadel. |
| August 1, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || The Rennie Handicap prize, will be shot for today at the rifle range.
The Nickle show in the Star Hall, which will be operated by a local company, opens next week.
Messrs. J. LeMessurier, F. Steer, and J Foley, leave this morning for Fox Hr., to spend a few weeks fishing.
The prospects of a good fishery in White Bay are bright, the catch to date being in advance of the last 3 years.
At Bay de Verde and Western Bay, traps are doing well the last two weeks. Hook and liners are doing poorly.
Capt. Williams, of the schooner Margaret Murray, who was suffering from an affected ear, has fully recovered now and is about again.
The German Warship, Bremen, is due here on Monday, and will remain for seven days. A crew from her, will contest at the Regatta, in the Naval race.
James John Tucker, who starred in the St. Andrew’s walking match, has entered to day’s contest in the Mount Cashel sports. James John says he can win dead easy.
H.M.S. Brilliant is due to arrive here from the Northward, Monday next.
A large steamer passed the narrows at 7 o’clock last evening, bound for Bell Island, to load ore.
There was plenty of squid at Carbonear yesterday, thousands of them being ashore on the beach.
By the next Virginia Lake, a mining expert will be sent by a local company, to examine some gold mines on the Labrador.
Several of the city factories will close down next week for their annual inspection of boilers, and general repairing of machinery, etc.
For almost three weeks, there has been a continuous fog in White Bay, and the traps, and hook and line fishermen, find it difficult in getting about. Not a quintal of fish has been cured to date.
Mr. J Vinnicombe had a letter on Monday from Mr. R. Fowler, the Newfoundlander who came second in the Marathon race, intimating that he wold likely come here in September on a visit, and if opportunity offers, give an exhibition.
The Canadian Government yacht Minto, left Bay of Islands last night for Sydney, with Earl Gray and party on board. Mr. Reeve, C.M.G., and Mr. W.D. Reid, will remain at Bay of Islands today, and I.G. McCowen returns by today’s express.
Mr. H.W. Lemessurier, Assistant Collector of Customs, left by yesterday’s train for Bay of Islands, to join the cruiser Fiona at Port au Port. We understand there has been a breach of the Customs Act in connection with an American vessel, which went ashore there recently.
The Ellinor come off Dock today, and will coal from the schooner Elizabeth Llewellyn.
The latest report from the Cape St. Mary’s fleet, is that they may have been doing poorly the last ten days, owing to the backward weather and heavy seas.
The application of the Reid-Newfoundland Company for the appointment of a third Arbitrator, in the matter of a dispute between them and the Government under the Railway Operating Act, will be heard before the full Bench in the Supreme Court, at 11 a.m. today.
A number of men will leave by the Virginia Lake for Rigoulette, to work in the lumber woods, and will remain a year.
The members of the “Hottest Coon in Dixie” troupe, will arrive in town by today’s express, and their band will have a street parade during the afternoon. Besides the men, there are two coloured women in the band, one playing a cornet, and the other a sliding trombone.
Everything was very quite in Police circles last night, no arrests being made.
Miss Aggie Thomey of Harbor Grace, arrived in the city yesterday, on a visit to friends.
The trap fishery on the local grounds was good yesterday, three traps securing 100 quintals each.
The weather reports along the line last night were: -- Port aux Basques — E; light; dull; 50 above. Bay of Islands — W., light;dull, 64 above. Quarry — S.E., light, dull, 58 above. Bishop’s Falls — calm, light, fine, 62 above. Clarenville — S.W.; light; fine; 62 above. Whitbourne — W., light, fine, 57 above.
Otto Oppett, W.D. Reid’s Chauffeur, was before His Honour, Judge Conroy, yesterday, charged by Constable Mackay with reckless driving of a motor car on the 25th July. Const. Mackay, P.F. Moore, and Thomas Doran were examined, and testified to that effect. His honour
imposed a fine of $25.00 or ten days. The fine was paid.
| August 2, 1907 || YESTERDAY'S ARRIVALS || H.M.S. Brilliant, Capt. Anstruther, C.M.G., arrived in port at 10 a.m. yesterday, from Hare Bay, where she was engaged in target practice.
S.S. City of Bombay, Capt. McNeil, arrived in port at 5 o’clock yesterday afternoon from Philadelphia. Thick fog was experienced during the entire trip. The Bombay brought 250 tons of cargo, 2 packages of mail, and the following passengers for St. John’s: – Rev. N.G. Fife, Messrs J Holcombe, H. W. Lentz, M.H. Lentz, F.G. Sayre, M.B. Saul, Dr. Jos. M. Caley, J.M. Mauser, W.F. Patterson, D.L. Krebs, W.H. Ranch, Mesdames Caley, Mausen, Patterson, Foster, Krebs, Misses Fife, Robinson, in saloon; J Silverberg, Mrs. O’Brien and five children in second cabin; six in steerage and six in transit for Glasgow.
S.S. Rosalind, Capt. Clarke, reached port from Halifax, at 11 a.m. yesterday, after a fine passage of 46 hours. The Rosalind brought a large freight and the following passengers from New York: – Capt. C. Jansen, Drs. G.L. Romine and G.W. Best, Messrs. G.E. Lorch, R.B. Malone, W.J. Costello, W.W. Dutcher, A.W. Birdsall, B.M. Shipman, H.W. Smith, R.F. Everitt, J.R. Hay, T.E. Perkins, J.L. Hoffman, P.T. Warner, J. Alexander, R.L. Baxter , M. Feldman, J. Moran, E. Kelly, J.P. Wall, G.H. Baughman, E. Schwab, B. Kalmes, F. Scalade, W.W. King, G.H. Hoffman, L.A. Bode, J. Klenk, J.H. Spargue, H.H. Herts, R. Herts, T.W. Trenchard, S. Hague, G. Schultz. G. Schultz. Jr., L.W. O’Connor, F.J. Carpenter, F. Carpenter, W. Horwood, S. Noah, Horwood, P. Humphreys, Mesdames Lorch, Shipman, Hay, Hoffman, Oliver, Schwab, Kalmes, King, Sprague, Watts, Trenchard, Horwood, Clarke, Misses King, Lorch, Baxter, Malone, Macdonald, R. Bradfield, C. Bradfield, Kelly, Baughman, Cochran, Higgins, Umsted, Patch, St. John, Burt, Masters: Oliver, Horwood. From Halifax — Messrs A.H. Clark, C. Ehlert, A.B. Allison, F.J. Hand, Dr. A.B. Lehr, A.V. Lovey,
Mesdames Allison, Clarke and child, Misses E. Veale, M. Veale, K. Keating, and
23 in second cabin.
| August 2, 1907 || PERSONAL || Rev. Fr. Clarke, P.P., Torbay, was in the city yesterday. Mr. H.J. Crowe returned from Lewisporte by yesterday’s express. Mr. A. Alderdice left for England by the Bombay this morning, on a visit to friends.
Hon. J.B. Ayre left for England by the City of Bombay, this morning. Hon. E. Dawe, who was down the Straits on the Fiona, returned by yesterday’s express. Dr. Lehr, who has been on a visit to Canada, returned by the Rosalind, yesterday. Rev. Fr. Ashley, P.P., Portugal Cove, was in town yesterday, to attend the Garden Party. Mrs. Clarke, wife of the genial Captain of the Rosalind, arrived by that ship yesterday, on a visit to friends. Miss Kitty Keating who had been at school at Halifax, returned by the Rosalind yesterday. Mr. J.R. Goodridge, who had been visiting friends here, returned to England by the City of Bombay this morning. Inspector General McCown, who was in the Earl Gray party, came to town by yesterday’s express. Mr. F.J. Jackson left for the old country by the Bombay this morning, to purchase goods for his firm. Mrs. Saunders, wife of Rev. Canon Saunders, left for England this morning by the City of Bombay, on a visit to friends. Mr. R.L. Baxter and Miss Beatrice Baxter, arrived from New York by the Rosalind yesterday, on a visit to friends. Mr. A.D. Brown, Superintendent of the Dry Dock, left for the Old Country by the City of Bombay this morning, on a visit to friends. Mr. W.W. Watson, late Manager of the Bank of Nova Scotia here, left by the Bombay this morning, for England, where he will join Mrs Watson, and remain for a while, before taking up new duties in Canada.
“The West” of Regina, Sask., in a recent issue, says: – “Mrs. Knight and
daughter, wife and family of the City Building Inspector, arrived from St.
John’s, Newfoundland, a few days ago, and have taken up residence on Albert
Street. The two sons, Chas. C., and Walter, are among the popular young business
men of Regina, the former being Manager of Sun Life, and the latter, the head of
the well known real estate firm.” Mr. Alan Knight, who left here a few weeks
ago, is the City Building Inspector spoken of. By the way, it is interesting to
know that the Editor of “The West” is a Newfoundlander - Mr. Samuel Moore,
brother of the Rev. Job Moore, and son of Mr. John Moore, of Carbonear.
| August 2, 1907 || NAUTICAL || Brig. R.J. Ownes, Ownes Master, cleared yesterday for Labrador, taking inward, cargo of salt to Munn & Co.’s, dealers. Messrs Job Bros. & Co. had a message from Pernambuco yesterday, to the effect that the barque Charlotte Young, Halfyard, had left there on Wednesday. |
| August 2, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || There were two drunks arrested by the Police last night, one of them being from a ship now in port.
There were a large number of round trippers on the Rosalind this trip. Many of them visited the garden party yesterday.
An elderly woman of Battery Road became ill on Gower Street, while on her way home yesterday afternoon. She was assisted into Mr. Vasey’s residence by some passers-by, and after a short rest, was able to take her departure.
The band of the “Hottest Coon in Dixie” troupe, paraded through the town yesterday afternoon, and drew a large crowd with them. They afterward drove into Mount Cashel Garden Party, and played several selections while there, which were greatly applauded by the large number of people in attendance.
The Council holds its regular weekly meeting at 7.30 tonight.
The 2.30 train last evening, took out 450 passengers, the largest number for the season.
Work on the new road on the South Side of Quidi Vidi Lake is progressing favourably, and will be opened for pedestrian traffic Regatta Day.
The Regatta Committee meets tonight in the Seamen’s Home, when all crews are requested to enter.
The yacht Fife, with Mr. W.D. Reid and Mr. Reeve, will likely cruise around
the Island, leaving Bay of Islands today.
| August 3, 1907 || PERSONAL || Miss Foote, of Bell Island, is now in town, and will remain for a few days. Mrs. A.B. Peach and son of Carbonear, are making a flying visit to the city. Mrs. Butler, of Bennett’s Hotel, Burin, arrived by last night’s train on a brief visit. Miss M. Drake leaves by this morning’s train for Brigus, to spend a few days with friends there. Mr. J. Tapp of Harbor Grace, who has been in town for a few days on business, returned home yesterday. Mr. J.B. Patten of Grand Bank, arrived by last night’s train on business, and is staying at the Crosbie. Miss M. Bowdridge of Burin, arrived last night, and will spend a few days in the city previous to a visit to Brigus. The Misses Daisy and Blanch Walsh leave for Montreal by next Thursday’s express, where the latter has secured a good position as Typist and Stenographer. Mr. A. McLachlan, Boiler Inspector, returned on Thursday from Grand Falls, where he had been to inspect the new locomotive, imported by the Anglo Nfld. Co. While there, Mr. McLachlan witnessed a football game between teams of employees on construction work, and from the town, the latter being victorious. |
| August 3, 1907 || NAUTICAL || Schooner, Electra, Cundy, is now due from Hull. S.S. Cacouna sails tonight for Montreal and Gulf ports. S.S. Dahome is due today to J. &. W. Pitts, from Halifax. Barqt. Ich Dien, Kennedy, is now loading fish at Bowring Bros’ for Pernambuco. Schooner Sea Belle, Moore, is now loading supplies at Ayre & Sons’ premises for Bay de Verde. Schooner Pointer, Collins, is now loading supplies at Baine Johson & Co.’s for their agents at Battle Harbor. S.S. Louisburg left Montreal at 2 o’clock on Thursday for here, via Sydney. She does not call at Charlottetown. Schooner Bonavista, Coffield, owned by P. Templeman, Bonavista, sailed last night for that port, taking general cargo. Schooner May, Thorne, loaded supplies at Baine Johnstone & Co.’s premises yesterday, and sailed for Lower Island Cove, last night. Barqt. William Pritchard, Jones, sailed this morning for Snug Harbor, taking salt from A.S. Rendell & Co., and will load for market.
S.S. Cacouna arrived to Harvey & Co. at 1 a.m. yesterday, from Montreal and gulf ports. The Cacouna brought a full cargo, including 1000 barrels of flour, 85 head of cattle, 55 sheep, 15 lambs and 1 horse.
Baine Johnstons & Co. had a message from Battle harbor yesterday afternoon, announcing the arrival there of the barque Lavinia, Wilson, from Cadiz with salt. After discharging, the Lavinia will come here in ballast.
S.S. Rosalind sails at 1 p.m. today for Halifax and New York, taking the following passengers: – Messrs K.E. Trenchard, H.D. Bartlett, Wall, W. Murphy, Capt. W.J. Frisbee, Baughman, Power, Perkins, Block, Mrs. Block and son; Misses M. Hackett, M. Mills, Baughman, Pouloit,
and three in steerage.
| August 3, 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || BOWRINGS: S.S Portia left Fogo at 3 p.m. yesterday, going North. S.S. Prospero left Hermitage at 2.45 p.m. yesterday, coming East.
REIDS: Home is North of Bonne Bay. There was no news of the Virginia Lake up to last evening. Argyle left Baine Harbor at 4.14 p.m. yesterday. Dundee left Bonavista at 6.15 p.m. yesterday. Ethie arrived at Catalina at 6.30 p.m. yesterday. Glencoe arrived at Placentia at 1.40 p.m. yesterday. Clyde left Pilley’s
Island at 6.30 p.m. yesterday.
| August 3, 1907 || THE HOTTEST COON IN DIXIE || The reproduction of this show at the T.A. Hall last night, drew a large audience. The various performers acquitted themselves creditably and received much applause. Billie Nickols, the comedian and mime, and the juggler, brought down the house, while the different specialties were well rendered. The performance will be repeated this afternoon and night, with the addition of a genuine darkey cakewall, and some more Southern songs. |
| August 3, 1907 || BAD WEATHER AT LABRADOR || Marconigram, received from Labrador yesterday, says that the weather the last two weeks is the worst known for years. Not a quintal of fish has been made from Domino to battle Harbor, and that stored in the stages is almost ruined. The amount of fish taken by the shore people is larger than last year, particularly at Seal Islands and vicinity, where some of the fishermen have run short of salt. Without a change of weather takes place soon, the shore men will be seriously inconvenienced. |
| August 3, 1907 || SHORT OF SALT || Messrs Bowring Bros. had a message yesterday, from G. Soper, fishing at Cape Charles, that there was abundance of fish, and during the last week, traps and hook and liners had done remarkably well. Several of the fishermen were short of salt, and Mr. Soper asked that a cargo be sent to him. Bowring Bros. are now negotiating for a schooner to take down a full supply. |
| August 3, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || S.S. Mary is due to arrive from Montreal tomorrow night.
New Turnips of a large size, were offered in the market yesterday.
The Ellinor came off Dock yesterday, having been thoroughly repaired.
Four arrests were made by the Police last night. - one drunk, one deserter, and two drunk and disorderly.
The crew taking part in the Regatta were slow in entering last night, and are requested to do so on Monday night, and be present at 8 sharp.
Passengers by last night’s train say there is a good sign of fish in Placentia Bay, and fairly good catches have been taken during the week.
Several bankers reached Grand Bank during the week with good catches. They report plenty of fish on the grounds and all the local fleet doing well.
There are more than 30 schooners now at Labrador awaiting a chance to load fish. Without a change of weather, they have poor prospects of getting away for some time.
Last night, some of the Juveniles who presented themselves to the Regatta Committee were old enough to have better sense . The Committee wisely ruled them out, as it is to be a Juvenile Race, the rules should be strictly adhered to.
A foreign Seaman ran adrift last night on Water Street, and insulted several women. He was brought to order by Lime Street fishermen, who would have treated him a lesson but for the interference of others.
The Nickle was largely attended as usual, last night. Thursday’s program being repeated. The different pictures were well shown, and Miss Hickey’s singing received much applause. The program will be repeated tonight.
The weather was finer along the railway line yesterday than for some time. Last night, the following reports were received: -- Port aux Basques — S.E.; light, fine, 60 above. Bay of Islands — calm, fine, 68 above. Quarry — calm, fine, 68 above. Bishop’s Falls — fine, 68 above. Clarenville — calm, dull, 60 above.
Whitbourne — S., light, dull, 56 above.
Job’s traps secured 40 quintals of fish on the local grounds yesterday.
William Snow of Quidi Vidi, secured 100 quintals of fish in his trap at Cuckold’s Cove yesterday.
Reid’s yacht Fifi, arrived at Port aux Basques last evening, having Mr. W.D. Reid and Mr. Reeve aboard.
Thursday, Mr. Phippard had more than 70 quintals in his trap. The owner had to give several boats full loads, for assisting to unload the trap.
The Blackhead and Torbay fishermen had practices on the pond Thursday afternoon. Both of these are very good crews and speculation is rife as to who will win.
The young man Tucker, who took part in the Mount Cashel walking match, is not the celebrated James John, but a walker of promise, who will have to be reckoned with in the future.
A letter received from Carbonear, says that squid was abundant there on Thursday, and that bankers seeking bait could readily obtain a supply. Traps are doing fairly well with fish in the vicinity of Freshwater.
The Police are looking for two deserters from the Russian ship now in port. It was said they have joined a steamer landing salt at the South Side, but on enquiry, it was found that this story was incorrect.
The weather on the Labrador Coast has not improved, evidently, as the Virginia Lake is now 14 days out, and has not reached Tilt Cove. Her trip will likely be one of the longest on record.
The Marine & Fisheries Department received a message from Sound Island, P.B , yesterday morning, stating that there was a good sign of squid at Barron Island and several other places in the Bay, and that there was an improvement in the trap fishery there.
We understand the troupe now starring in the T.A. Hall, intend singing the American National Anthem of the late R.H. Collins, at tonight's performance. This will be the first time it has been presented on Newfoundland stage. Professor Bennett also will, it is said, render it in the park next week.
Capt. PEREZ, prominent in sporting circles, and well known and esteemed in the city, died at his home, South Side, Wednesday, and will be buried today. His illness was short, and his demise was a shock to the family and a surprise to friends. A widow, two daughters, and two sons, survive him, to whom much sympathy is express, in which the News joins.
The traps on the local grounds did well yesterday, some securing as much as 70 quintals.
A large quantity of local strawberries were offered in the market yesterday, and were of excellent quality. They came from Manuels and Topsail.
Mr. R.C. Rendell, of Talcville, was in town yesterday on business.
Most of the employees of the Boot and Shoe Factory are now laid off, as the annual repairs and inspection to the machinery and boilers is taken place.
There are thirteen events on the Regatta Program this year, including the Governor’s special race, and in the interest of all, each race should be started on time.
It is said that an up-to-date hotel will be built on the site opposite the Railway Station, where the old houses are being torn down, and that more land on Hutching’s Street will be purchased.
There will be three crews in the Fishermen’s race Regatta Day, Outer Cove, Torbay and Blackhead. The latter have won for three consecutive years, and the general opinion is that they will carry off the laurels this year again.
A Sailor from a Russian ship now in port, was arrested under warrant last night, charged with deserting from his ship. He will go before His Honour this morning.
The same crew of Blackhead men who won last year, will row in the Red Lion on Regatta Day. They compose the entire male population of the settlement.
A Sailor from the Brilliant, and a Naval Reservist of the City, were arrested by the Police last night, for being drunk and disorderly. They will go before the Magistrate this morning.
The Regatta collection is not up to expectations, and some more funds are wanted, and it is hoped by the Committee that those who will be called upon, will add their quoto.
Rev. Fr. Bennett, a nephew of Sir Edward Shea, will preach at the Cathedral
tonight. When here two years ago, he occupied the same Pulpit, and preached an
eloquent and impressive sermon.
| August 3, 1907 || MARRIAGES || MORRIS — WHELAN: At the Cathedral, 3 p.m. Thursday, by the Ven. Archdeacon O’Neil, Miss Annie Whelan, daughter of Mr. Simon Whelan, to Mr. George F. Morris, son of George Morris, both of this city. |
| August 5, 1907 || SIBERIAN HERE AND GONE || S.S. Siberian, Capt. Eastaway, reached port from Liverpool Saturday morning, after a fine passage out. She brought about 600 tons cargo, 18 bags and 11 baskets of mail, and the following passengers for St. John’s: – Messrs Hon. George Shea, J.J. Flannery, C.R. Duder, Cyril Carter, H.M. Winter, J.B. Thackeray, F.W. Senior, Lady Morris, Mesdams Shea, Flannery, W.H. Brown, Misses M. Fox, M Flannery, Collins, A. Gosling, E. McPherson; Masters K Brown, V. Brown, in saloon; Capt. O Olsen; Messrs T. Murphy, J. Maxwell, P.E. Clift, F. Leicester, F.J. Armitage and Luigi Mari, in second class, and 15 in steerage. The Siberian has in transit, 3 saloon, 41 second cabin and 188 steerage passengers. She sailed again at 6 o’clock yesterday morning for Philadelphia, taking; Messrs W. DeG Warren, M.B. Saul, F.G. Sayre, D.L. Krebbs, Rev. N. Fife, H.W. Lentz, M.H. Lentz, W.H. Ranch, Dr. W.B. Holcombe; Mesdames Krebbs, Ranch, Misses Fife and Robinson in saloon, and one intermediate. |
| August 5, 1907 || FISH PLENTIFUL AT BAY DE VERDE || For the past two weeks, fish have been plentiful at Bay de Verde and vicinity. J. O’Neill has 1,000 quintals landed for five traps, and is getting all the fish he can handle, hook and line boats being given full loads each day, for assisting at the traps. At Northern Bay, traps average about 130 quintals, at Burnt Point, 130 quintals, and at Lower Island Cove about 150 quintals. The unfavourable weather has prevented any of the fish being made, and a change is very much desired. |
| August 5, 1907 || SHEBEEN CAPTURED AT BROAD COVE || Head Constable Dawe raided a home at Broad Cove, Saturday afternoon, that was suspected of shebeening, and found about 40 bottles of ale and stout in the cellar. The Officer has been at Bell Island for some time, and had his suspicions were aroused by seeing men return from the Cove in an inebriated condition. He landed there in the Nereus, Saturday afternoon, and made the raid forthwith. The “Head” has been doing excellent work at Bell Island, and the place is now practically rid of shebeens and hop beer shops. |
| August 5, 1907 || ASSAULT CASES ONE ARREST MADE || Saturday night, about 10.30, a domestic living at 18 LeMarchant Road, was criminally assaulted. She was passing near Dr. Rendell’s, Duckworth St., when the ruffian attacked her, and but for the arrival of three civilians, which were attracted by her cries, the case would have been serious. Dr. Randell was called from his house, by the noise, and after enquiring into the matter, made a report to the Police. The girl’s assailant escaped, but two of the gentlemen who assisted in the rescue can identify him. Detective Byrne is now working on the case. Last evening, there was a similar attempted assault on Freshwater Road. The assailant was arrested by two civilians, and will appear before the Magistrate this morning. |
| August 5, 1907 || SCHOONER STRUCK BY A WHALE || Thursday last, the schooner Grace, owned by Jus. Ryan, Bonavista, was struck by a whale and almost capsized. The vessel becalmed, was off Cape St. Francis, and about 3 p.m. a large whale came to the surface right under her, and with such force that the craft almost turned turtle. Some of the crew who were below at the time, were knocked down by the shock, and though that the craft had struck a rock. Those on deck were also badly frightened, and were glad when the monster passed clear. Several whales were seen during the afternoon, but their company was not courted by those aboard. |
| August 5, 1907 || WHALERS DOING WELL || A Marconigram, received in town yesterday, said that the whaler Cachelot, operating at Hawk’s Harbor, Labrador, had 20 fish landed, 12 being taken in as many days. The message further said that whales were plentiful, and there was every prospect of the steamer doing well. The Hump, which left Tuesday last to operate at Baccalieu, with the intention of taking her catch to Aquaforte, secured four whales last week, and took them to Trinity to be manufactured. The leviathans are reported plentiful in the vicinity of Baccalieu. |
| August 5, 1907 || WOMEN DESERT THEIR HUSBANDS || During last week, there were not less than three houses deserted in the West End. Two women went out by Thursday's express, leaving their husbands and seven children, and on Thursday last, a man of New Gower Street also left for parts unknown, while a few weeks previous, another bade farewell to the woman he promised to love and cherish. Telegrams have been sent to stop the women deserters, who purchased tickets for Boston, and they will likely be arrested upon arrival, and then sent back. |
| August 5, 1907 || CONFEDERATION IDEA IS NOT NOW POPULAR || NEWFOUNDLANDER, NOW IN MONTREAL, DISCUSSES ANCIENT COLONY TOPICS. (Montreal Star)
Mr. L March, Stipendiary Justice for the Bay of Islands, Newfoundland, is at present in this city on a visit to his son, Mr. W.S. March, the Travelling Passenger Agent for the Reid Railways, who is lying at the General Hospital, suffering with an affection of the optic nerve. In fact, it is for the purpose of bringing him back to his home in Newfoundland, that his father has come to Montreal.
Mr. March, when seen by a Star Reporter at the Queen’s Hotel this morning, spoke of some of the problems, at present debated in the Ancient Colony. Of these, the fishing question is naturally the most prominent, and Mr. March states that it still occupies the keen attention of the people of Newfoundland. In Mr. March’s own district there are many who look with favour on the Americans, and are willing that concessions should be granted them, but the great bulk of the people are with Sir Robert Bond in his opposition to the modus vivendi. It is thought in the Island that the matter will again come up for consideration, and that a definite settlement will be reached perhaps in the very near future.
Of Confederation with Canada, Mr. March stated that if the matter were to go
before the people now, it would be voted down. The people are still too much in
love with their independence. It begins to be generally recognized however, that
annexation to the Dominion is more or less inevitable, and can be only a matter
of time. Mr. March will probably leave Montreal for Newfoundland today, but this
depends on the condition of his son.
| August 5, 1907 || PERSONAL || Mr. J. Baxter left for the West Coast by yesterday express. Mr. D.A. Ryan left for King’s Cove by yesterday’s express. Dr. F. Pilot left for the Northward by last evening’s express. Mr. Peter Cowan left for Bonavista Bay last evening, on business. Mrs. D. Scott left for West Coast, on a visit to friends, last evening. Hon. George Shea and Mrs. Shea returned from their visit to England Saturday. Master Gerald W.Ayre left by the Dehome yesterday, to attend college in England. Miss A. Gosling, who had been at school in England, arrived by the Siberian, Saturday. Mr. R. Whealan left by the express last evening, on an extended visit to Canada and the States. Miss E. McPherson, who was visiting friends in England, returned by the Siberian, Saturday. Mrs. M. Greenfield of Boston, who was visiting friends the last two months, left for home last evening.
Lady Morris and Miss Fox, who were visiting friends in England, returned by the Siberian, Saturday.
Dr. C A. Ames, of Broad Cove, C.B. arrived in town by Saturday night’s train, and is at the Crosbie. Mr. C.R. Duder, arrived from Pernambuco via Liverpool, by the Siberian on Saturday, on a visit to friends. Mrs. D. Chapman, who has been visiting friends in the city for several weeks, left for Boston by yesterday’s express. Mrs. M. Drover leaves for Green’s Harbor, via Whitbourne by this morning’s train, and will remain for a few days. Mr. R.E. Chambers, Manager, Nova Scotia Steel Co., Bell Island, arrived in town Saturday, and is at the Crosbie. Mr. J. Puddister, of the R.N. Co., who was on a short visit to Bay de Verde district, returned to town Saturday night. Mr. S.H. Parsons left by yesterday’s express for Bishop’s Falls, to spend a few weeks re-couping his health. Mr. D. Cook, who has been seriously ill the last few days, was considerably improved yesterday, and his recovery is look for. Mr. J.J. Flannery, Mrs. and Miss Flannery, who were visiting the Old Country, arrived by the Siberian, having enjoyed their trip excellently. Mr. T. Newham and Mr. P.D. and Mrs. Parks, who accompanied the remains of the late Mrs Newham to Truro, will arrive by today’s express.
Messrs W. Coluston and W Bursey, who were fishing at Clarke’s Beach, returned Saturday night, with about 40 dozen fine trout. Messrs Cyril Carter, J.B. Thackeray and Herbert Winter, who were attending college in England, arrived by the Siberian, to spend their vacation. Ev. F.J. Armitage, a probationer in the Methodist Ministry, arrived from England Saturday, by the S.S. Siberian. He left last evening for Lawrenceton, Twillingate District, where he will be stationed.
Good News was received by a gentleman in the city, on Saturday, concerning the Leader of the Opposition, Capt. Charles Dawe, M.H.A., who is at present in England, where he has been consulting specialists. His health is reported much improved, and it is hoped that in a few weeks a complete cure will have been effected.
F. W. Senior, Esq., J.P., arrived by the Siberian on his annual visit, and is a guest at the Crosbie. Mr. Senior is a Director of the well known Insurance and Fish Importing firm of Horwood & Holmwood Ltd., and of the Newfoundland Produce Co. Ltd. of St. John’s, of which Mr. John C. Crosbie is Manager. He remains here for about 10 days. The firm of Holmwood & Holmwood has been connected with Newfoundland for many years; members of the family having been connected with the old firm of Stabb, Rowe and Holmwood, and later of Holmwood,
Mace & Co.
| August 5, 1907 || NAUTICAL || S.S. Tank is due at Placentia today, with coal for the Reid Co. S.S. Regulus is now due to Morey & Co., with coal from Philadelphia. S.S. Halifax City arrived at Liverpool on Thursday Aug. 1st at 6 a.m. S.S. Adventure was due at Sydney from Philadelphia on Saturday. She will load coal for here. Brigt. Ich Dien, Kennedy, sails this morning for Pernabuco, taking 3,823 qtls. fish from Bowring Bros. S.S. Crustacean, Brien, arrived in port at 3.30 Saturday afternoon from Pouch Cove, where she had been with a load of salt.
S.S. Cape Breton left Bay of Islands, where she had been discharging coal for the Reid Co., at 7 a.m. yesterday. S.S. Rosalind, Clarke, sailed at 4.30 Saturday afternoon, taking as additional passengers, J.S. Herts and seven in steerage. S.S. Dahome arrived in port at 7.30 Saturday from Halifax, bringing 250 tons cargo and the following passengers: Messrs Holland, Blanchard. She sailed for Liverpool yesterday morning at 6 o’clock, taking about 400 tons of fish, oil and salmon, and as passengers, Messrs A McNamara, Edward Sinnott and Master G. W. Ayre. |
| August 5, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || The following guests registered at the Crosbie Saturday: F.W. Senier, London ; F.F. Norris, Bay City Mich. G. Maclean, Pictou, N.S.; J.A. Gordon, Georgetown, P.E.I.; F.G. Brandford, G.M. Belzea, S. John; R.E. Chambers, Wabana; Mrs. H.R.E. Chambers, Wabana; Mrs. H.R. Cook, Miss R.A. Neil, John Davis,Hr. Grace; B.L. Stevens, Montreal; C.A. Ames, Broad Cove; H.W. Fielden, Toronto.
Reid’s yacht Fife, was at Sydney yesterday.
The German Warship Bremen, is due to arrive here today.
The steamer Mary is due to arrive here from Montreal today.
Another citizen was added to the black list Saturday. At present there 62 names on the roll.
The funeral of the late Capt. PEREZ took place Saturday, the Regatta Committee attending in a body. Interment was at Belvedere.
The tent holders at the Regatta this year, will not be as numerous as in the past, according to present indications.
It is said that one of the Red Lion’s amateur crew has backed out, owing to some friction with some of the other members.
Trout are plentiful at Terra Nova, and have been for some days. About 40 dozen were caught there, Saturday last.
The D.I. & S. Co.’s pier at Bell Island is now practically completed, and last week, a number of steamers loaded.
The T.A. Juvenile Society held its regular monthly meeting yesterday. Several candidates were admitted to membership.
Around Western Bay and vicinity, the hook and liners did fairly well Saturday. Fish is plentiful but glutted, and wont take bait.
A young man of the city left yesterday with the Hottest Coon on Dixie Co., as Assistant Manager. Saturday, he put $700 into the Co.’s funds.
About 250 excursionists took advantage of the 2.30 train yesterday, and went to points as far as Kelligrews. Conductor Howlett was in charge.
The hay crop this season, will be the largest in recent years. Several farmers are now cutting their crops, and expect to get a second harvest.
The weather on the Labrador must be the worst on record, as the Virginia Lake is now 17 days out, and up to yesterday, had not reached Battle Harbor.
Caplin are still plentiful on the Northern Coast, and when the Ethie left Western Bay Saturday, there were millions of them ashore on the beaches.
The crew of the Bell of the Exe returned by the Siberian Saturday. The ship, which was well known in the local trade, has been sold to a firm in Hull England.
The Hottest Coon in Dixie Company closed their engagement at the T.A. Hall Saturday night. There was a fair audience present. The company left for Canada by yesterday’s express.
Rev. Fr. Bennett occupied the pulpit at the R.C. Cathedral last night, and delivered a very able sermon. There was a large congregation present, who were much impressed with the Rev. gentleman’s address.
The Nickle was largely attended Saturday night, Friday’s program being repeated. Tonight there will be a complete change, the following pictures being shown; Troublesome Tenant, Comic Cartoons, Moving Under Difficulties, Pony express, and the illustrated song, “When Bob White is Whistling in the Meadow.”
One of the female inmates of the Lunatic Asylum, escaped from that institution yesterday afternoon, and up to an early hour this morning had not been located.
Sergt. Peet, and a squad of Police, yesterday visited about 20 beer saloons of the city, and secured samples of the hop beer sold by each, to be analysed, and to discover whether they contain more than the legal quantity of alcohol.
There were no new cases of scarlet fever reported since Friday. A house situated on the South Side, was disinfected Saturday afternoon, and released from quarantine yesterday. More milk farms were inspected Saturday, some of them being found in a fairly satisfactory condition. All will be required to carry out the regulations.
The City Flag was hoisted on the New Pole in Bannerman Park, for the first time yesterday.
The following passengers joined the Glencoe at Placentia Saturday; Mr. and Mrs. Allison, Misses Bell, Rose, Collier, Keddell, Lake, Churchill, Coward, Capt. Tuff, Tulk, Miss Spencer, Mrs. Blandford,
| August 5, 1907 || DEATHS || FARRELL — (by telegram) Died at 7.15 p.m. on Saturday, after a short illness, Josephine, second daughter of Patrick and Winnifred Farrell, aged 18 years. Boston papers please copy.
SAMPSON — There passed away peacefully, at his aunt’s residence, William R. Sampson, son of the late Catherine and Capt. Tom Sampson, aged 33 years, leaving one sister, aunt, and a large circle of friends to mourn their sad loss. Funeral on Tuesday at 2.30 p.m., from his late residence, 36 Codner’s
Lane. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice. —
| August 6, 1907 || YESTERDAY’S ARRIVALS || S.S. Ulinda, Capt. Chambers, arrived in port at 6 p.m. yesterday from Liverpool, after a passage of nine days. Fine weather was experienced all through the trip, with the exception of Saturday and Sunday, when thick fog was met. The Ulinda brought about 400 tons of cargo and no passengers for here, but has four in transit for Halifax.
The schooner Carl E. Richards, Capt. S.J. Hilton, four days from Port Mulgrave, arrived in port to J & W. Pitts. at 9.30 last night. The passage down was a very foggy one, Capt. Hilton informing us that it was one of the foggiest he had ever made, the sun not being observed from the time the Richard left Mulgrave
until yesterday afternoon. The Richards has a full cargo of produce, etc.,
including 148 tubs of butter, and 52 head of cattle, 66 sheep and 15 horses.
| August 6, 1907 || SCHOONER ASHORE AT SHOE COVE || The Marine and Fisheries Department had a message from Pouch Cove yesterday afternoon, to the effect that the schooner Laura May, Capt. Pike, was ashore at Shoe Cove. The schooner left here on Friday last to land coal at Biscan Cove, for the lighthouse at Cape St. Francis. Having discharged at Biscan Cove, she sailed for Carbonear, where she remained until yesterday morning, when she left for St. John’s, but put into Shoe Cove, presumably to shelter from the heavy gale, and anchored very near the shore. While there, the wind suddenly veered around to the Westward, causing her to drag her anchors, and driving her on her beam ends on the beach. The S.S. Crustacean, which was down to Pouch Cove with salt, went to her assistance, but as she was high and dry, could do nothing. During the afternoon, the crew were engaged landing her stores, gear, etc. Last night there was a heavy swell on, and the vessel was pounding heavily, and will likely become a total loss. |
| August 6, 1907 || STEAM TUG IN PORT || S.S. Beaumont, Legett, twenty one days from Glasgow via the Azores, where she had been to replenish her bunkers, arrived in port yesterday morning, short of coal. The Beaumont is a steam tug, which has recently been built at Glasgow for a firm in Montreal, who will use her there. She is 69 feet long ,16 feet wide and 9 deep, 57 tons register, and carries a crew of 10 men. The Beaumont coaled at Bowring’s, and cleared yesterday afternoon for Sydney. Mr. Tasker Cook supplied her while here. |
| August 6, 1907 || JACK ASHORE || A number of the sailors of the German warship Bremen, were ashore last night, and to all appearance, fully enjoyed themselves. On Water and New Gower Street, they fraternized with the English sailors, who did all possible to make their visit on shore pleasant. The German tars are a fine, orderly class of men, and last night, conducted themselves as moral model citizens should. |
| August 6, 1907 || BIG LUMBER SHIPMENTS || The last month, the residents of Lewisporte have been busily engaged shipping lumber. The Russian ship Lendesfarne, sailed Thursday last for Buenos Ayres, with 1,300,000 feet; the Norwegian barque E.S. Spicer is now loading and will take 1,000,000 feet, and the Norwegian ship Addarre is also loading. All will take a cargo of more than 1,000,000 feet. The shipments have been made by the Timber Estates. |
| August 6, 1907 || NAUTICAL || S.S. Rosalind was due at Halifax yesterday. S.S. Silvia is due to leave Halifax today for here. Barqt. Blanch Currie is now due from Cadiz, to A.S. Rendell & Co. Brigt. Minnie, Jackman, left Parnahaba, Saturday last for Sydney, to load coal for here. Schooner Carl, Lindegarrd, sailed yesterday for Fogo to load fish from J.W. Hodge for Europe. Schoonerr Packet, Norris, is now taking supplies at Job Bros. & Co.’s for Three Arms, N.D.B.
Schooner Gem, Churchill, is now loading supplies at Baird Gordon & Co.’s. for ports in Conception Bay. S.S. Adventure arrived at North Sydney from New York, Saturday, and leaves for here today. Schooner. Leslie L. Snow, is now discharging her cargo of Lumber from Botwoodville, at W. &. G. Rendell’s premises. Schooner Chlorus, 18 days from Glace Bay via St. Pierre, arrived in port yesterday morning, bringing salt and coal to Kennedy & Mullaly. |
| August 6, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || The first shipment of new shore fish for the season, was sent on the Dehome for the Mediterranean, by Franklyn & Co., Saturday last, amounting to about 120 qtls.
Nightly, a gang of hooligans assemble near the entrance of the Municipal Basin and annoy an old man, who resides alone in a house close by. The Police should pay the place an occasional visit.
A pony owned by a Chimney Sweeper, collapsed on Cochrane St. yesterday afternoon, and the services of ‘Vet’ Donnelly were requisitioned to bring it around, which he did successfully.
Should the weather be uncertain tomorrow, the Regatta Committee will meet in the Seamen’s Home at 8.30 a.m. If fine, they are expected to be on the race course at 9 sharp.
The scamp who assaulted the young woman on Freshwater Road, Sunday afternoon, was before the Magistrate yesterday, and sentenced to six months imprisonment with hard labour.
There have been four cases of scarlet fever since last report, three being in one house on George Street, and one in a residence on Brazil’s Square. Two houses were released from quarantine Sunday, one each at the South Side and on Casey St.
Daniel Hoskins, a Carpente, working at Grand Falls, fell from a scaffold a distance of over 70 feet, while on construction work there last week, and was rendered unconscious. A Doctor was called and ordered him to his home, where he is now in a precarious state.
The S.S. Dageid which left here last week, passed a large sulphur bottom whale when near Sydney. It was dead, and the largest the Captain ever saw, and he estimated its value at about $1,000.00. It was evidently killed by one of our whalers.
Last night, a resident of the West End, who was drunk and disorderly, and taken in charge by Constable Dawe, violently resisted arrest, and had to be handcuffed and conveyed to the Station in a cab. He will appear before the Magistrate this morning.
Mr. D. Howe joins the S.S. Regulue today as Chief Engineer.
Chauffeur Ophelt amused some of the German Sailors from the Bremen yesterday, by giving them a drive through the city in Mr. W.D. Reid’s auto car.
The funeral of the late W. Sampson, Assistant Treasurer of the Star Association, takes place this afternoon from his residence, Codner’s Lane.
The Virginia Lake was at Domino Sunday, a Marconigram to that effect being sent Mr. R.D. McTae. She should arrive at Tilt Cove tomorrow morning.
Friday last, a fisherman named Wise of Placentia, was landed from an American banker at Bay Bulls, he being suffering from a severe chill. He has since left for his home to be treated.
The local traps did well again yesterday, getting from 40 to 100 quintals. Some of the crews engaged — sharemen — will make about $800 for the season of about two months.
The naval crew from the German warship Breman will not contest in tomorrow’s Regatta, the sailors being unused to our boats. The officers and men however, will patronize the sports during the day.
The report that Mr. Paulett, of the Log Cabin, had fallen from a train Sunday last, and was seriously injured, is untrue. He simply missed the train at Cook’s Brook, unknown to the Conductor, who, when he missed him, supposed that he had fallen off.
His Excellency the Governor, Lady MacGregor, Miss MacGregor, and Inspector-General McCownen,
arrived at Placentia Friday last, and put up at Bradshaw’s Hotel. Saturday, the
party enjoyed some fishing at S.E. Arm, and were very successful. During the
visit, the weather was exceptionally fine, and the party spent a pleasant time.
Return was made to town last night.
| August 8, 1907 || VIRGINIA BACK OUTLOOK BAD || The S.S. Virginia Lake, Parsons, arrived from Labrador ports at 2 p.m. yesterday, and brought discouraging reports of the fishery. Since leaving, there has been continuous fog, and a difficulty time was had in making the different ports of call. The last ten days, there has been a heavy ground sea along the whole Coast, which retarded all fishing operations to the great loss of Shoremen and “Floaters”. In several places there was a fair sign of fish, but owing to the weather and sea, traps had to be taken up. Many traps were damaged, some being rendered unseless. Not for twenty years has such conditions existed on Labrador, and without a big change, the fishery will be one of the smallest on record. The Virginia Lake brought about 400 packages of freight and the following passengers: Messrs Vatcher, Russell, Walder (2) Ricketts, Carter, Newton, Edwards, H. Ritchie and wife; Mrs. Parsons; Misses Rose O’Connell, Crosser, Luscombe, Noseworthy, Barker, Michelin, Goudie, in saloon, and 14 second cabin.
The following is a detailed account of the fishery at the different harbors: North of Cape Harrigan, no fish had been taken up to the arrival of the Lake, and conditions were not favourable. Fish struck in at Cape Harrigan July 27th, and traps took about 30 quintals each. A heavy sea hove in next day and the twine had to be taken out of the water; traps have done nothing since that date. At Turnavick Islands there is a sign, and a little has been done with jiggers. At East Turnavic,
traps took from 50 to 60 quintals, July 27th. At iron Bound Islands and Long
Tickle, fishing poor. The best fished schooner in this vicinity has only 40
quintals. From Cape Harrison to Ragged Islands, only a sign. Traps have from 20
to 30 quintals. King Bay – A number of schooners have been fishing there, with
poor results. Holton. – Traps, 20 to 100 quintals. Horse Harbor. – Traps, 50 to
150 quintals; hook and liners nil. Emily Harbor – Traps, 50 to 100 quintals.
White Bears — Traps, 30 to 40 quintals. Smokey – Traps, 200 to 400 quintals.
Indian Harbor — Traps, 150 to 450 quintals. In Grosse Water Bay there are about
60 schooners, with from 100 to 300 quintals each, and trapping from 10 to 30
quintals a day. Packs Harbor — Traps, 50 to 150 quintals. Grady — Traps, 250 to
350 quintals. Black Island. — Traps, from 250 to 350 quintals. Indian Tickle. –
Traps, 20 to 100 quintals. Domino — Traps, from 200 to 500 quintals. Spotted
Islands. — Traps, 150 to 600 quintals. Griffin’s Harbor. — Traps have 200,300
and up to 600 quintals. From Black Tickle to Seal Island. — No improvement.
Sandy Islands. — Traps 50 to 60 quintals. Bolster’s Rock — A good fishery. Snug
Harbor. — Traps, from 400 to 600 quintals. Cape Charles. — Traps, from 200 to
600 quintals. Chimney Tickle. — A good voyage landed. Battle Harbor. — Traps and
hook and liners with good catches.
| August 8, 1907 || A RECORD FISHERY || The fishery at Burin, Lamaline and St. Lawrence, during the last two weeks, has been the best for 20 years. A good voyage will be landed, notwithstanding the backward weather of the previous month. |
| August 8, 1907 || BRUCE PASSENGERS || The Bruce arrived at Port aux Basques at 7 a.m. yesterday with the following passengers: Miss C Goff, Miss A. Grandy, Miss. F. Dwyer, C and Mrs. Wild, J.C. and Mrs Neville, J and Mrs. Huldry, N.A. Dill, C.M. Bruett, F.W. Wilson, F.G. Rowe, F.O. York, W.A. Gano, A.E. Harris, E.M. and Mrs. Binnerman, Miss L. Binnerman, Miss M. Binnerman, P. Powan, W. Hollem, G. Pickford. |
| August 8, 1907 || DROWNED AT SYDNEY || Sydney, August 6th. — Patrick Cahill, a Brakeman with the Dominion Coal Company, was drowned here today. He was pleasuring in a sailboat, when a sudden breeze upset the little craft, throwing him in the water. Cahill came here from Newfoundland about two years ago. |
| August 8, 1907 || YESTERDAY’S ACCIDENT || At 11 o’clock yesterday morning, a serious accident occurred on Flower's Hill, and two men are patients of the Hospital in consequence. John Stone and his son, taking advantage of the holiday, were painting their house from a suspended ladder, and while lowering it, the tackle gave out, and both were precipitated to the ground, a distance of about 10 feet. Both men had each a leg broken, and Dr. Leslie was called to attend them. After temporary setting the limbs, he ordered the wounded men to Hospital. |
| August 8, 1907 || CARBONEAR || Rev. Samuel Snowden, President of the Methodist Conference, paid an official visit here on Friday, as the guest of Rev. T.B. Darby, B.A.
George Bushue, Esq., M.H.A., Minister of Public Works, who passed through our town Tuesday last, returned to St. John’s by Satuday’s express.
Duff & Sons schooner, Mystery, Capt. Luther, arrived to that firm on Friday from Sydney, with a cargo of coal.
Miss Mable Foote, daughter of Capt. Orestes Foote, after and absence of some six or seven years, is spending a well earned vacation with her parents residing in this town. Since Miss Foote left Newfoundland for the neighbouring republic, she has devoted herself to a line of work not often attempted by our own girls, and in this work — which is that of trained Nurse — she has succeeded admirably, having graduated with merit at the New York Examining Board about two years ago.
Rev. Dr. Murphy, of Holyrood Parish, returned to his native town this week, in company with this mother, who was spending a while with the Dr. at Holywood
The Nova Scotian banking schooners Glenwood, Yukon, and Nelson, arrived to us Saturday, presumably for bait. Abundance of squid could be obtained in the beach for two or three days the past week, but at present, very few are to be jigged.
A football team of the second city, under the captaincy of Mr. Sheppard, played a local XI Tuesday night on Pike’s Field. The participants of both sides enjoyed the kick. The results of the match showed 4 goals to 1 in favour of local talent. The return was played on the evening of Friday on the same field, and proved to be a much tighter game, ending up with no goals for either side.
Mr. James B. Peach and his daughter, Miss Annie Peach, arrived from Montreal by Thursday’s express, after an absence of two weeks. We are pleased to report that Miss Peach is restored to health, as a result of the skilful surgical treatment received at that city.
The tower and belfry of the Methodist Church is undergoing repairs at the hands of Mr. J.P. Guy’s employees.
The return match of the Heart’s Content and Carbonear cricket teams, came off on the general holiday of Thursday. The weather being all that could reasonably be desired, had the effect of attracting large numbers of interested spectators to the scene of the operations, securing for themselves choice places on the outskirts of the field. The game started in the afternoon, Carbonear winning the toss. Heart’s Content following toss. Going to the bat, they put up 78 runs, Hearts Content following with 64. The Carbonear boys going to the bat again, did not protect the stump so well as before, and were put out of 32 runs, this making 46 runs for their opponents to catch. Great interest was manifested in the game right through, and excitement was kept well with in bounds, until near the finish, when the cable boys, with their last man to the bat, managed to bring up their score to within 4 runs of being victorious. At this juncture, both teams were in their best metal, and both highly sanguine of carrying off the colours. Cheering was rampant on all quarters and every section of the men watched with a scrutinizing eye. The bowlers of the Carbonear team, although bowling very effectively from the start, nerved themselves for a final tussle, likewise their opponents at the bat appeared full alive to the position thrust upon them by circumstances, and endeavoured with all their might to refrain from anything that would resemble a coal boring feat. Before many minutes elapsed, the all over signal was heralded, and a clustering round the score book followed. The figures showed the local team to be the winners by 3 runs. All agree that an intensely interesting game was played. Messrs. Joy, George and Anderson, of the “Cable “ XI did well, as did Messrs R. Maddock Jno.
Mackey and E Taylor, of the local team. After three cheers had rent the air for
the losers and three for the winners, the teams repaired to the McCarthy Hotel
where they dined-sumptuously at the hands of Mrs. Chas. McCarthy.
| August 8, 1907 || PROSPERO HERE AND GONE || S.S. Prospero, Capt. Fitzpatrick, arrived from the westward at 1-.30 a.m. Thursday, after a very foggy passage. Capt. Fitzpatrick did not bring much fishery news. At Burin and Lamaline, traps are doing very well, but on the rest of the coast, poorly. A number of bankers have arrived at Grand Bank with good trips. The Prospero brought about half cargo of freight and the following passengers: Rev. Canon Smith; Messrs M.P. Cashin, J Benson, Dr. McCulloch; Mrs. Smith, Misses A. O’Neill, B. Vinicombe, Garland, Hill (2), Foote, Harney, Murphy, Costello, Lester, Bambrick, and 32 in second cabin. The Prospero left again at 10 o’clock yesterday morning, taking the following in saloon ; judge Johnson, Revs. Canon Saunders, Fr. Donnelly, Bros. M.J .Ryan, D.B. Brennan; Messrs J. Burke, W. Long, J. O’Neill, D. Kent, C. Fox, R. Alsop, E. Pinsent, W. Rendall, G. Cash, M.J. Green , A.H. Allen, M.W. Furlon, F. Miller, Mrs. St. George, Misses Sinnott, Costello, Wadden, Power, Blair, Dunphy, 2 nuns and 20 in steerage. |
| August 8, 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || BOWRINGS: Prospero left for Westward at 10 a.m. yesterday. Portia is North of Baie Verte.
REIDS: Home arrived at Bay of Islands at 12.30 p.m. yesterday. Ethie arrived at Clarenville at 6.30 p.m. yesterday. Clyde arrived at Lewisporte at 5 p.m. yesterday. Dundee arrived at Port Blandford
at 5.30 p.m. yesterday. Glencoe left Burgeo at 5.45 p.m. yesterday. Argyle left
Placentia at 8 p.m. yesterday, going West. Virginia Lake sails tomorrow at 6
| August 8, 1907 || NAUTICAL || S.S. Bonavista left Montreal at 1 .m. on Tuesday, for this port. Schooner Columbia, Carroll, cleared for Sydney in ballast, on Tuesday. S.S. Rosalind left Halifax at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, for New York. S.S. Silvia left Halifax at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, and is due here this morning. Schooner Carl E. Richards, Hilton, sailed yesterday morning for Bayfield, N.S., in ballast. The Cachelot, at Hawke’s Harbor, had 19 whales when the Virginia Lake was coming South. The S.S. Harmony was at Hopedale, July 29th, having made a fairly good run from this port. S.S. Ulunda, Chamber, sailed for Halifax at 11 o’clock Tuesday morning. She took 500 cases of lobsters from here. S.S Louisburg, Capt. H.W. Gould, arrived in port at 9 o’clock yesterday morning, from Montreal via Sydney. The Louisburg brought a full cargo, consisting principally of flour. |
| August 8, 1907 || PERSONAL || Mr. M.P. Cashin, M.H.A., arrived by the Prospero, Wednesday. Dr. McCullough arrived from Ferryland by the Prospero, Wednesday. Miss B. Vinicombe, who was West on a vacation, returned by the Prospero, Wednesday. Rev. Canon Smith and Miss Smith, who were taking a holiday in the West Coast, returned by the Prospero. Rev. Bros. M.J. Ryan and D.B Brennan left by the Prospero yesterday, and will make the round trip.
Rev. Canon Saunders and Mr. A.H. Allen, of the C. E. Cathedral, left by the Prospero yesterday, on the round trip. His Lordship Judge Johnson and Messrs D. Kent, C. Fox, R. Alsop and M.W.
Furlong left by the Prospero yesterday, for Bonne Bay, to hold Court on Circuit. |
| August 8, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || Constable Cramm leaves for Bay of Islands, today.
Mayor Gibbs left for Holyrood Tuesday. He returns today.
The Methodist Guards will go into camp at Topsail, Thursday next.
The traps on the local ground yesterday, had from 30 to 70 quintals.
It is said that about $3,000.00 changed hands in yesterday’s football race.
Tuesday, several arrests for drunkenness were made; they were let out yesterday, to attend the Regatta.
The B.I.S. sports will be held on St. George’s Field, Thursday next. Some novel races will be introduced.
The steam yacht Fife, with Mr. Reeve and Mr. W.D. Reid on board, is due to arrive here this morning.
The Fiona arrived at Harbor Breton Tuesday morning from the Straits. She reports squid plentiful on that coast.
Wednesday morning, Mr. R Phippard had another large haul of fish in his trap, about 70 quintals. His crew will make more than $800 per man.
Mr. W. Winsborrow arrived from Villa Marie Monday night, where he has been fishing. He did poorly with the trout, but extra well with flies.
The trap fishery at Lawn, St. Lawrence and Lamaline, is the best for years. If the present conditions continue, those engaged will make a good harvest.
Wednesday there was a lot of raw fish offered for sale in town. It came principally from Torbay, Outer Cove and Pouch Cove. At all these places, the voyage landed to date is remunerative.
The fishery from Cape John up the shore to Catalina, has improved considerably the last two weeks, and traps, almost without exception, have good voyages ashore.
One of the women who deserted her home and children about ten days ago, returned by the express Monday. She was forgiven by her husband upon advise by a Clergyman, and the home is once again happy.
We learn that two more nickle theatres will shortly open in the city. A Canadian Company has secured an option on the T.A. Hall for a year, and will start business about the end of the month, while a number of prominent club men have secured the Star Hall, and are going to import a machine and films, and a throughly experienced operator. Of a truth, “It Never rain but it pours.”
There were six arrests made by the Police yesterday, all being drunks.
Elliot, who was not allowed to enter for the swimming race, has issued a challenge to the winner of yesterday’s race. It will likely be accepted by Chance.
Fish was very plentiful in the local grounds Tuesday, and during the morning, Bowring’s launch towed in fifteen boats, laden with fish, at one time.
The Nickle was largely attended all yesterday afternoon and evening. Tuesday’s program being repeated. Tonight, the program will be changed.
His Grace Archbishop Howley, joined the Prospero at Placentia on Monday, and went to Trepassey. The people there, turned out en masse to greet him, and at night there was a grand display of fireworks in his honour.
The Prospero, on her last trip, brought 15 fishermen from St. Mary’s, who had
given up the voyage for the season.
| August 8, 1907 || DEATHS || HAY — Yesterday morning, after a short illness, William Hay, aged 69 years. Funeral tomorrow, Friday, at 2.30 p.m., from his son’s residence, 140 Hamilton Avenue. |
| August 9, 1907 || GRAND FALLS NOTES || Grand Falls bids fair to become the rival of the city in the matter of sports. It has made a good beginning this season, and is ahead of any outport town in the matter of field sports, and is in the head of the capital in one particular. It has introduced the game of baseball, which creates more enthusiasm than any of the sports on the program in the city.
During the past month, it has enjoyed a series of well contested athletic games. The best match of the series was contested last week, and created a great deal of enthusiasm among the residents, the majority of whom, especially the young element, attended the various contests. On Monday evening, there was a hotly contest football match between a team composed of players from the construction works, and a team selected from the staff office and the town. The whole town turned out to see the contest, which ended in a win for the “Boomers” (the town team) by a score of three to 0. The construction men played a spirited game from start to finish, but were badly outclassed by their opponents, whose team embraced four good players from the city colleges, amongst whom were Fred Berteau, A.S. White, Penney, and Flynn. The “Scorchers “ (construction team) were all greenhorns in the game, except three or four, who played a game or two when they were young and innocent, which was quite a few years ago. But they have the pluck and material, to make a team that will give an account of itself against the best their opponents can produce in a very short time. The return match will be played Monday evening, and the “Scorchers “ are confident of winning, and betting favours them.
On Tuesday evening there was a practice game of baseball, and Wednesday night saw the commencement of a cricket match which was finished on Thursday evening. The teams were made up of Newfoundlanders and all-comers, and resulted in a victory for the Newfoundland team by a score of 42 to 12. Great Britain, Canada, and United States were represented in the all-comers team, Messrs Brown, Hayward, and White made a good showing at bat, Brown making more scores that the whole of the all-comers .
On Triday evening, a fast game of baseball was played between our two local teams - The “White Sox” and the “Giants.” The “Giants” were victors by a score of 8 to 7. The “batters” for the “Giants” were Frank White and Dan Cameron, for the “White Sox” H.F. Lincoln and Chris Willett. The result of the play was earned runs, “Giants “ 2, “White Sox” 4 . Errors, “Giants “ 14, “White Sox “ 6. The feature of the game was home runs by Willett, Cr. Chamberlain and Bethune. Umpire Loud was satisfactory on goals and strikes but weak on field decisions. Great enthusiasm was displayed through the game, which was witnessed by a large number of spectators, amongst whom were several visitors from the East. The next game will be played this week. It promises to supplant in popularity both cricket and football, and we predict that it will be played as largely through Newfoundland within a few years, as it is at present in the United States and Canada.
The President of the Company, Mr. Beaton, has afforded every facility in getting the sports started, and has given it his personal support, and contributed largely to its success up to the present. Mr. Wood, the General Treasurer, has also done all possible to promote the movement and create an interest among the young men in the sports, and like the Superintendent of Construction, Mr. Lincoln, has participated in the games, particularly cricket and baseball. Mr. Lincoln and his American Foreman, are enthusiastic sports, and have made a good showing in both football and cricket, which games are as new to them as baseball is to our own boys.
The heartiest good feeling prevails at all games, although the players are
unmercifully chaffed by each other and sometimes by the “fans”, when they
“foozle”, and the blunders by both sides, starting in to learn the new games,
were many and amusing. ROOTER.
| August 9, 1907 || BAY ROBERTS WANTS $1.25 || Editor Daily News: Dear Sir. — We, the working class of Bay Roberts, would like to know the reason we cannot get one dollar and twenty-five cents per day, for work performed on the public roads. It is pretty hard on us as labourers, to have to work for one dollar per day in this town, and our neighbours just across the way at Coley’s Point, getting one dollar and twenty-five cents. Of course, our Chairman, Mr. Augustus Caplin, who is one of the chosen, is away on the Government survey, but before he went, it is said by our members, he managed to spend one thousand dollars of the grant. The balance, he handed over to Mr. William Dawe’s
Bookkeeper, who is a Mr. Greenland, from Coley’s Point, and this is the man who
tells us he cannot pay us any more than one dollar per day. Sir Robert’s message
could not have reached Mr. Greenland, and of course, our two members, who are
sure of their election next fall, don’t mind the poor man losing his twenty-five
cents. But Mr. Editor, there is a day of reckoning, and it is not far away, when
we to a man, will do our best to show that the Liberal fetters, which bind us
now, will bind us no more. Come on, Sir Edward and lead us on to victory and
prosperity. Mr. Editor, you must excuse me, as this is my first letter to a
paper. Yours truly, ONE WHO RECEIVED $1.00. Bay Roberts, Aug. 6th, 1907. |
| August 9, 1907 || PERSONAL || Mr. A.W. Hiscock left for Carbonear yesterday, on a visit to friends. Rev. Monsignor Veitch returned to Conception Harbor by last night’s train. Mr. H.H. Archibald, of Harbor Grace, arrived in town last night on business, and is at the Crosbie. Mr. J Cantwell, Druggist, Brigus, who was in town the last few days, returned to Brigus last evening. Mr. M Shallow, who has been at Baie Verte for some months, came to town yesterday, on a visit. Rev. T. Godden, of Harbor Grace, who has been in town to attend the Regatta, returns home by this evening’s train. Mr. Elisha Button, of New Melbourne, is in the city on a trip combining business with pleasure. He returns home again on Saturday. Drs. Fraser and Smith, and Messrs Bryden and Bursell, who were visiting Harbor Grace on their motor wheels, returned to town yesterday after a pleasant run. His Lordship Bishop McNeil, who was visiting his diocese from St. George’s West, returned to St. George’s Wednesday. He was enthusiastically received at all the parishes he visited. Hon. E. Dawe. Minister of Marine and Fisheries, left by the Prospero, on Wednesday for Ferryland, on business in connection with the dredge Lynx, which was wrecked there some time ago.
Rev . F W.W. DesBarres, B.A., has been left without a circuit for this year. The way has opened for him taking a year of study in the Old Land. He is intending to pursue some special studies in Oxford. Some time, when Mount Allison is in need of a Professor, it will know where to look for one who possesses both qualities of heart and head, that makes a successful teacher of men. Mr. DesBarres was formerly a Pastor of Cochrane St. Methodist Church. — Christian Guardian.
Mrs. SQUARRY, wife of Fred Squarry, Catherine Street, passed away on Saturday morning, after a short illness, of peritonitis. Mrs. Squarry
was the daughter of the late Capt. Thomas Dix, of Channel, Nfld., for many years
a familiar figure at this port, and a sister of Captain George Dix, of the
schooner Maggie A. She was about 35 years of age, and is survived by her husband
and seven children. Her remains were sent by the Bruce, Saturday night, to
Channel, where interment took place, yesterday. — Sydney Record.
| August 9, 1907 || S .S. KANAWHA || The S.S. Kanawha, Capt. Kellman, arrived in port to J & W. Pitts, from London, at 7 o’clock last evening, after a fine run of eight days. Fine weather was experienced during the whole passage, with the exception of eight hours’ of fog. She brought no passengers for here, 250 tons cargo, including a lot of explosives for the mining companies, and one passenger for Halifax. The Kaawha is a fine ship of 2,487 tons, and is 385 feet long. Capt. Kellman, who is accompanied by his wife and son, is making his first visit here. |
| August 9, 1907 || NAUTICAL || S.S. Louisurg sails for Sydney and Montreal tonight. Reid’s yacht Fife, arrived yesterday, from the West Coast. S.S. Siberian arrived at Halifax at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, the 6th. Brigt. Galatea left Trinity yesterday for Sydney, and will load coal for here. Schooner Ellen is now discharging a cargo of brick from George’s Brook, Trinity Bay, at the premises of E.H. & G. Davey. S.S. Adventure finished coaling the Bremen, yesterday afternoon, and moved up to Franklin & Co’s to discharge the balance of her cargo. S.S. Regulus moved down the harbor yesterday, and will land the balance of her coal at A. Harvey & Co.’s, when the Louisburg finishes discharging there. |
| August 9, 1907 || S. S. ADVENTURE ARRIVES IN PORT || S.S. Adventure, Capt. Couch, arrived in port at 9.30 a.m. yesterday, from New York via Sydney. Fine weather was met during the passage, with the exception of Wednesday night, when it became very foggy. The Adventure brings about 2.200 tons of coal for A. Harvey & Co., and after discharging, will go to Grand Bay to load lumber for New York. |
| August 9, 1907 || S.S. SILVIA BACK AGAIN || S.S. Silvia, Capt. Farrell, arrived in port at 2 p.m. yesterday, from New York and Halifax, after a fine passage, the run from the latter port being made in 51 hours. She brought about half cargo, four bags of mail, and the following passengers: Messrs D.U. Culhune, P.T. Spofforf, G.W. Manson, G.S. Dwyer, H.H. Hibb, Rev. J.J. Baxter, G.P. Jenning, M. Gurdy, A Davidson, Geo. Ganzemuller, A.W. Ryan, L. Baker, M.S. Allan, W.A. Smith, C.C. Rich, G.C. Walter, P.H. Jacobs, Dr. C.C. Luce, Chas. A Rathban, J.L. Cohen, D.M. Simpson, Thomas Lanigan, W.C. Bunell, R.N. Hinschberg, J. Carroll, W. Faquer, J. Jones, John Nockle, James Kelly, P. Burton, C.S. Newell, Charles Newell, K.W. Pittman, John Harvey, E. Kelly, Mesdames Davidson, Ganzemuller, Duval, Simpson, Culhune, Lazarus, Rogowski, Kelly, Burton, Harvey, Misses Culhune, McNair, E.M. Nolan, M. Willoughby, Fitzimmons,
M. Brady, J. Kelly, H. Burton, K Murphy, and E Kelly, and 17 in steerage. |
| August 9, 1907 || A TRIBUTE TO NEWFOUNDLANDERS || The Brooklyn Standard Union, of July 31st, has the following editorial reference to the movement on foot here, to present Capt. Bartlett and his hardy crew of Newfoundlanders, with some testimonial in recognition of their work in connection with Arctic exploration: “Newfoundland, in its testimonial to Capt. Bartlett and his mates and men of Peary’s Arctic Roosevelt, contradicts the proverb that a prophet is not without honour save his own country. No one who followed the Roosevelt in her Northward battle with the ice, to the highest and most perilous winter mooring ever occupied, or her return a year later, almost mortally crippled, but will recognize that the deeds for which Newfoundland honours her sons, were of the very first order of merit, indicating possession and exercise of all the qualities which make heroism. Capt. Bartlett, in addition to his conspicuous service as Master, both on sea and in ice, rendered also, exceedingly valuable co-operation in the field and sledge work, answering every call, a loyal and enthusiastic follower of the Commander. But if the British Admiralty, which couldn’t look favourably on an American expedition, really cares to recognize conspicuous merit, what could be the matter with Capt. Bartlett’s rescue of his entire ship’s company of one hundred and sixty-five men, in the bleak night of last March, when the Leopard sank under the ice and into the sea, at the bottom of the ice-clad cliffs of Cape Race, though that, my Lords might plead, is an incident of the Merchant Marine, and not of the regular service. All the same, it demonstrated once more, of what stuff the Newfoundlanders, and particularly the Bartletts, are made; and will not be forgotten by the work in recognition of distinctively Arctic work.” |
| August 9, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || The inspection of milk farms and dairies by the Public Health Department, is going on daily.
There was a heavy storm in progress, to the Northward yesterday, the telegraph lines being down at Twillingate and several other places.
By the kind permission of Captain Alberos, the band of the German warship Breman, will play at the Strawberry Festival at Smithville, this afternoon.
Mr. R. Fennell received a Marconigram Wednesday, from Belle Isle, in the Straits, from one of his Dealers, to the effect that fish was plentiful in that locality.
Mr. Hepburn, of Baine Johnstone & Co., received word from Trepassey yesterday, saying that the prospects for a good fishery at that place, on Tuesday, were splendid.
A message was received yesterday, from Battle Harbor, to the effect that a severe storm was experienced along the Labrador Coast, Tuesday, many traps being lost, and others badly damaged thereby.
The German warship Breman, was at Harvey & Co.’s premises yesterday, and took 600 tons of coal from the S.S. Adventure. The Bremen leaves on Saturday, and will go down the Labrador Coast as far as Nain, where the officers hope to get some fishing. She will remain there for about eight days.
The Nickle was filled to its utmost capacity last evening, and the matinee attendance in the afternoon, was the largest yet. The pictures shown were; The haunted Hotel, Great International Cross Country Race, and Mrs. Smithers’ Boarding House, and were all shown splendidly. The Haunted House was very funny, and evoked much applause, as also did Mrs. Smithers’ Boarding House. Miss Hickey sang, “The Bird on Nellies Hat” with much acceptance.
Five arrests were made by the Police last night, four being drunk, and one drunk and fighting.
The following guests registered at the Crosbie yesterday: F.G. Roe, Montreal: G. Richards, Ely, Nev.: A Boldia and son, Quebec, T.J. Spofford, Toronto; H.H. Hibb, Montreal; George W. Manson, Jr., Boston; G.S. Dyer, New York, D.H. Culhane, Mrs. Culhane, Miss Culhane, W.P. Garay, Philadelphia, H.H. Archibald, Harbor Grace.
The Council meets tonight at 7.30.
A Water St. man, fond of sports, lost $400 at the Regatta, Wednesday.
The Methodist Guards will go in camp at Topsail Thursday next.
W. Clance, who won the cup in the swimming race, Regatta Day, has presented it to the C.C.C. of which he is a Private. The formal presentation takes place next week.
Three American sportsmen arrived at Grand Lake, Wednesday, to engage in caribou shooting. Guide Gilliard, who had recently been licenced, has been engaged, and will take them to the hunting grounds.
Sergt. Cox left for the Northward yesterday, on special Police duty.
It is estimated that about $20,000 was spent, bet, etc., at the Regatta.
The traps did poorly on the local grounds; the best haul was 20 quintals. The trapping season is now practically finished.
There were two cases of typhoid fever reported Tuesday, one bing in a house on Springdale Street, the other a sailor of the barque Alkaline. The latter patient was removed to the Hospital, Signal Hill.
A stowaway on the S.S. Strod, to Montreal, returned by the S.S. Mary, Monday
night. While the ship was being knocked about in a heavy sea, his head struck
the iron work, which keeps the boats over decks, and a bad cut was inflicted. He
was attended at Channel by a Doctor, and was almost well when the ship arrived.
| August 9, 1907 || DEATH || PHELAN — On August 8th, Margaret, relict of the late Timothy Phelan, aged 86 years. Funeral on Sunday at 2.30 p.m., from her late residence, corner of Water and Adelaide Streets. Friends will please accept this the only intimation. R.I.P. |
| August 10, 1907 || WHALER HUMP ARRIVES || The whaler Hump, which left here last week for Trinity Bay, arrived back in port yesterday afternoon at 2 p.m. to replenish her bunkers. Since leaving here, the Hump had a most successful trip, having secured twelves whales, eleven of which were finbacks, and one a hump. She towed four of the carcasses on the way down yesterday, to Aquaforte, where they will be manufactured. The Hump coaled at Bowring’s South Side premises yesterday afternoon. |
| August 10, 1907 || GIRL SENTENCED TO NINE MONTHS || Mary Abbott, who is evidently suffering from mental aberration, arrived by the Portia last night, in charge of Constable Fitzgerald, to serve nine months term of imprisonment in the Penitentiary. Some few days ago she was arrested in Bonavista, charged with stealing numerous articles from different residents of Bonavista, and also with being a disorderly character. The case was tried before Magistrate Roper, who sentenced her to nine months imprisonment. The unfortunate girl has been before Court on several previous occasions for larceny, and has also served a term in the Penitentiary. She was taken to the Pen upon arrival of the steamer. |
| August 10, 1907 || SCHOONER LOST AT BELLE ISLE || The schooner Glad Tidings, which was lost at Belle Island July 29th., and became a total loss, had 260 qtls of fish aboard, and her crew narrowly escaped with their lives. A hurricane of wind prevailed, and a tremendous sea was sent ashore, which threatened the destruction of more than a dozen craft that were fishing near the Island. The Glad Tiding broke her moorings and drifted ashore, breaking up on the beach. The crew stood by her as long as possible, endeavouring to save her, but had to row to the land to save themselves. The ill fated craft was owned by parties in King’s Cove, and the Master and crew were brought home by the S.S. Portia. The loss to them is great, as there was every prospect of a good voyage. |
| August 10, 1907 || S.S. PORTIA ARRIVES || S.S. Portia, Capt. Kean, arrived in port from the Northward at 8 o’clock last night, after a disagreeable passage, much fog and cold weather being experienced. Capt. Kean reports the fishery fairly good from Englee down the Coast, but the fishermen are greatly hampered by the bad weather and great scarcity of salt. On this side of Englee, fish are not so plentiful. The Portia brought about 400 packages of freight and the following passengers in saloon: — Messrs Andrews, Ellis, Morrissey, Maunder, Abbott, Budgen, March, Peyton, Carter, Butt, Winslow, Dean, Osbourn, Oakley, Bouzan (2), Wilson, Waterman, Hitchkock, Sexton, Rendell, Dr. Forbes, Lindsay, Watts, Hunt, Jeffries, Mesdames Carter, Stirling, Green, Roberts, Winsor, LeDrew, Hennebury, Watts, Burt, Reed; Miss Fitzpatrick (2), McDonald, Dawe, Parsons, Oakley, Bouzan, Mursell, Spurrell, Roberts, Winsor, Green, LeDrew, Sexton, Batstone, Thorne, Morris, Christian, Bugden, Jenkins, Berteau, Hunt, Pope, Mahoney, and 61 in steerage. |
| August 10, 1907 || REV. FR. BENNETT || Rev. Fr. Bennett, the Redemptorist Preacher, will be heard, probably for the last time here, tomorrow evening, in the Cathedral. Following Vespers, he will be the Preacher. |
| August 10, 1907 || PERSONAL || Capt. T. Bonia, M.H.A. returned to Placentia, yesterday. Rev. J. Roe, P.P., Hr. Main, was in town yesterday. A new law firm was announced yesterday — Furlong and Conroy. Mr. G. O’Rielly left for Placentia yesterday, on a visit to friends. Magistrate and Mrs. Benning arrived in town by last night’s train.
Dr. Hunter Cowperthwaite and bride, arrived in town by last evening’s express. Mr. J Outerbridge, who was visiting the West Coast, returned to town last night. Dr. Forbes, of Bonavista, arrived by the Portia last night, and is at the Crosbie. Rev. Dr. Murphy, Holyrood, leaves for his new Parish, Bonavista, by Sunday’s express. Mr. E. Kennedy of Avondale, arrived in town yesterday, on business, and is at the Crosbie. Mr. Jordan Milley leaves by this morning’s train, on a short trip to the district of Bay de Verde. Dr. Chaplin, who was absent from town the last two weeks, returned by yesterday morning’s train. Mr. and Mrs. George J Carter, who were on a visit to Herring Neck, returned by the Portia last night. The Rev. C. McCarthy, who was visiting Harbor Breton, returned by the S.S. Glencoe, and arrived in town last night. Mrs. W.R. Stirling who was visiting her son, the Rev. A.B. Stirling, at Twillingate, returned last night by the Portia. Mrs. H.P. Lewis, who has been visiting her parents for the past four weeks, returned to New York by the Silvia, today.
Mr. G.T. Motty, of A. Goodridge & Sons, left by the Virginia Lake for Labrador,
to look after the loading of some vessels for his firm. |
| August 10, 1907 || SERVED HIM RIGHT || A prominent man of Water St. was caught napping, by his better half last night, and treated to a lesson that he will not soon forget. He had been from home since early morning, and his wife left to find him. Meeting a lady friend, she visited the West End Park, and was surprised to see “hubby” sitting on a seat, making love to another woman. What followed was a few quick and well directed blows from an umbrella to both. Later, when the wayward returned home, he was treated to a sound thrashing. A gathering of neighbours witnessing the affair. |
| August 10, 1907 || HEALTH NOTES || There was one case of scarlet fever reported to the Board of Health Thursday evening, that of a child at 10 Duckworth St., the patient being removed to the Fever Hospital. The two Fanning children were discharged from the Hospital yesterday. Some time ago, it was reported that a lady on the South Side, near Browning’s Bakery, was polluting the stream, used for drinking purposes by the residents in that locality, by washing clothes in it. On investigation by the Health Authorities, it was found that she was unaware the water was used for drinking, and as she promised not to commit the offence again, no further action was taken against her. |
| August 10, 1907 || WEDDING BELLS || HAMPTON — FORSEY: A very pretty wedding took place at Topsail Thursday afternoon, when Mr. George Hampton, of Ayre & Sons employ, and Miss Charlotte Forsey, were made man and wife, the ceremony being performed by Rev. Canon Temple. The bride, who was assisted by Misses Forsey and Chafe, was given away by Mr. J Bartlett, and Mr. K Adams supported the groom. After the ceremony, the party drove to the Octagon, where the wedding supper was held, after which they drove to town. A large number of presents were received, evincing the esteem in which the young couple are held. Mr. and Mrs. Hampton will reside on Bond St. |
| August 10, 1907 || WHALING WILL BE GOOD || The whaling voyage this season, promises to be better that for three years. On the West Coast, all the steamers have done fairly well, and the Hump, since operating in Trinity Bay, has been remarkably successful. At Hawk’s Bay and Hawk’s Harbor, both steamers have considerably more fish landed that at this date last year, and in all cases, the whales have been much larger, and more productive of oil. With the increased price over last year, it is more than possible the returns will be remunerative to the stockholders. |
| August 10, 1907 || LABRADOR FISHERY || Present indications are, that the Labrador fishery this year, will not be an average one; also that owing to the bad weather, the cure will not be good. It is somewhat early however, to figure on the results, as two weeks of good fishing would make the voyage good; and about the same of fine weather, would give those with fish landed, a chance to cure shipments for Europe. From Snug Harbor, West, the fishery is better than last year, with shoremen and “floaters” having yet, plenty of time to make an average voyage, on the Northern Coast. |
| August 10, 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || BOWRINGS: Portia arrived in port at 8 p.m. yesterday. Prospero left Burin at 2.30 p.m. yesterday, going West.
REIDS: Home left Bonne Bay at 2 a.m. yesterday, outward. Glencoe arrived at Placentia at 4.20 p.m. yesterday. Clyde left Pilley’s Island at 6.40 p.m. yesterday. Dundee left Bonavista at 7 p.m. yesterday. Ethie
arrived Catalina at 6.50 p.m. yesterday. Argyle left Burin at 6 p.m. yesterday.
Virginia Lake sailed last midnight, for Labrador.
| August 10, 1907 || NAUTICAL || S.S. Carthaginian is due from Liverpool tomorrow. S.S. Wasis cleared for Sydney from J & W Pitts yesterday, in Ballast. Schooner May, Thorne, arrived in port from Bay de Verde yesterday afternoon, and will load salt at Baine Johnston & Co. premises, for point's in Conception Bay. S.S. Silvia, Capt. Clarke, sails at 1 p.m. today for Halifax and New York, taking the following passengers in saloon: — Messrs, J. Hand, N Bulger, Jas. M Tracey, W.J. Frisbee, W.S.C. Russell, E.F. Newton, Mrs. N. Bulger, Mrs. H.P. Lewis, and child, Miss J Herald, and six in steerage. |
| August 10, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || Two schooners arrived at Bonavista Thursday, from Labrador, with full fares
The schooner Nellie M., T. Rumsey, left Barbados, Tuesday last, molessas laden for this port.
The D P. Ingraham, sailed last evening for Bell Island, with a cargo of explosives for the mining companies.
A labourer and fisherman were placed on he “black list” yesterday. Sixty-six names now adorn the list.
The schooner Electra, Cundy, with a general cargo from Hill, England, arrived in port last evening to A Goodridge .
At Bell Isle, the schooners fishing there did well during the last ten days, and several are now loaded and ready to return.
Mr. J. Vey has some excellent pictures of the Regatta Committee, taken before the first race on Regatta Day, in front of the marquee tent.
There are two Placentia Bay schooners fishing at Petty Harbor. Both are now almost loaded, and will be leaving for home within a few days.
Mr. Gus Meehan, of the Board of Works Office, leaves for Regina by next Thursday’s express, where he has secured a position, and will enter upon his duties upon arrival.
The Christian Brothers of Mount Cashel desire to acknowledge with thanks, the sum of $20, from the estate of the late Michael O’Dea, per Charles O’Neil Connoy, executor.
The two Fermuse crews, who arrived here a few days ago and put out their traps on the local grounds, did well the last two days, and have now about 100 quintals each.
Two local fishermen landed during the week, 65 cwt, of green fish, which netted $97.50, which is certainly a fairly good week’s work for two men. Several others also did equally as well
There is very little new fish arriving in town up to date, due no doubt, to the unfavourable weather, which prevents the making. It is also said that few sales will be made without a fixed price for “tal qual”.
There is less fish held in the city that for any time during the last twenty years. It is stated that less then 5,000 quintals is now on hand, which means that two more shipments will clean out all now held.
The Rev. R.G. Strathie will conduct the service in St. Andrew’s Church tomorrow at 11 a.m. Mr. Strathie is an excellent Preacher, and no doubt there will be a large attendance.
Several Americans left by the Home Thursday, to survey and take out claims near the gold deposits located by Mr. Huett. The latter, according to reports by the Virginia Lake, has always a good quantity of gold taken from the reef discovered.
On the South Side of Petty Harbor yesterday, traps did fairly well, G. Lee getting 70 quintals, the others 30 to 40. On the North Side, nothing was done. The reports that the traps have landed big catches is untrue, as some are away behind last year, which was only an average voyage.
The bargue Alkalime resumes her voyage to Greenland today.
The brigt. Roslna, Johns, is now loading at Bowring Bros. for Brazil.
There is a better fishery North from St. Julian’s to Quirpon, than for several years, and many of the fishermen are now short of salt.
At 7.30 last night, the Police arrested an offensive citizen, who was creating a disturbance on the King’s Wharf. He will appear before the Magistrate this morning.
Austin Coady landed 86 cwt. of fish yesterday, which was given him for assisting in unloading traps; half was for himself, making his day’s pay $27.
The Nickle was filled again last night, Thursday's program being repeated. The Haunted Hotel picture is very funny, and should be seen by all. It will be repeated again today.
Two men, one from Herring Neck, and the other from Perlican, arrived by the Portia last night, to go in Hospital for treatment. Both are partly blind, and came to be operated upon.
The German warship Breman, leaves port today for Nain, where she will remain for about eight days. Capt. Jacob Kean, Chief Officer of the Virginia Lake, goes along as Pilot. Mr. R. Lewis, of the Fife, taking his place on the Lake.
Mr. R Phippard had 60 quintals of fish in his trap yesterday morning, and 50 quintals in the evening. Last night three boat loads were brought ashore to Goodridge’s, to be split and salted. Mr Phippard has now more ashore than he can attend to and cure on his stage.
The report that Josiah Collins of Barter’s Hill had died at Lance-au-Loup, is without foundation. Messrs Job’s Bros enquired into the matter and were informed that Collins was in the best of health. Collins has a wife and large family, who were in an awful state, until reliable news was received.
Mr. P Summers goes as Prosecuting Attorney on the Western Circuit Court. Mr. C. Emerson resigned the position.
Mr. J.T. Lawton, late Principal fo the R.C. Academy, Harbor Grace, has been appointed to the Editorship of the Herald. He will begin duties next week.
It is said there will likely be a big drop in the price of fish within the next few days. Yesterday, we learn the price went down 20 cents.
Mr. J. Hepburn of Baine Johnston & Co., received a message from Battle Harbor yesterday, to the effect that the fishery for traps continues good from Battle Harbor to Chateau.
Capt. Thorne, of the schooner May, which arrived yesterday from Bay de Verde, informs us that the fishery there was very good, being better than for some years. Both traps, and hook and liners, are doing well. Squid is fairly plentiful.
The Bruce arrived at Port aux Basques at 7.30 a.m. yesterday, with the following passengers: – Miss V. Matthews, C.H. and Mrs. Keeby, F.J. and Mrs. Master Young, J.W. and Mrs. Cunningham, F.J. Graham, Miss B.M. Storey, W.A. Ashbourne, E.J. Cochrane, Dr. Clarke, A Flynn and R. Sauve. The express is due at noon.
Traps on the local grounds, did well yesterday, two of Job’s, securing 60 and 80 quintals, respectively.
The steamer Crustacean, loaded 500 quintals of green fish at Job’s South Side premises yesterday, which will be taken to Heart’s Content to be cured there.
Yesterday being the anniversary of King Edward’s coronation, the Brilliant and Breman were decorated with bunting, and a royal salute of 21 guns fired at noon by each ship.
A pony attached to a cart, took fright on Gower Street, near King’s Road, yesterday, and dashed madly along the street, finally colliding with a telephone pole, which badly damaged the cart.
Several horses and carts from Flatrock, were in town yesterday for a supply of salt. Fish is fairly plentiful there, both for traps and hook and liners, although squid is scarce.
There were two arrests last night, a drunk, and a drunk and disorderly.
Some of the local fishermen have more fish landed than they can handle, and are now sending some of it North to be cured.
The barqt. Blanche, Curry, 28 days from Cadiz, arrived in port yesterday afternoon, bringing a cargo of salt to A.S. Rendell & Co.
Fish was plentiful at Torbay and Flatrock yesterday. Patrick Thorne, of Torbay, secured 50 quintals and J Hefferson, of Flatrock, 70.
The schooner Edith, Emery, arrived in port yesterday afternoon, 27 days from Sydney via Port aux Basques and Cape Race, where she landed coal for the lighhouse.
The Carpenters and Joiners Union will hold their regular quarterly meeting Tuesday night, when cards of the ensuing quarter will be given members. A large attendance is requested.
At 8 last evening, Constables Dawe and Morrissey arrested a beardless youth, who was sleeping off a “load” on a door step on New Gower St. There were two others also taking a nap, but they left quickly when the Officers arrived.
The following guests registered at the Crosbie yesterday: – E. Kennedy, Avondale; E.S. Winslow, Montreal; E. Jeffery, F.A. Calder, Halifax; R. Young, Jersey City; F Wold and wife, Providence; F.W.
Wilson, Florida, Dr. Forbes, Bonavista.
| August 10, 1907 || BIRTHS || CAREW — On the 2nd August, the wife of T.D. Carew, of a daughter. |
| August 12, 1907 || CONSTABLE SAVES A DROWNING MAN || At 1.15 yesterday morning, Constable Grouchy, while passing up Water Street, heard cries coming from Steer Bros’ Cove, and hastening there, was just in time to save Jacob Chafe from drowning. The man was struggling in the water when Grouchy arrived, and in the darkness he found it difficult to locate him. Constable Doody and Steer Bros’ Watchman, assisted Grouchy in getting the exhausted man to safety. When taken ashore he told the Police that he had jumped overboard to save a chum, and that the latter has been drowned. This, however was incorrect. Chafe it appears, with another, went asleep on Bowrning’s wharf, and while in that state, accidently fell over the breastwork, having been left there by his chum, who was later found in his home, by Constable Grouchy and Sergt. Sparrow. |
| August 12, 1907 || TRAPS TAKEN UP. ENOUGH FISH || A goodly number of the traps have been taken up at Petty Harbor, the owners having as much fish ashore as they can profitably handle. Others however, have done poorly, and are taking the trap berths of the more successful ones. In the harbor, there are a number of “floaters”, all of which have done well, getting from 200 to 700 quintals. The permanent fishermen have raised strong opposition to the mooring of these craft in the harbor. Several schooners have already left for their home ports, loaded. |
| August 12, 1907 || NIGHT THIEVES AT WORK || Saturday night, some unknown thieves entered Summers farm on Freshwater Road, and got away with almost a drill of potatoes, besides destroying some other beds of vegetables. Some other farms on the road were also visited, and potato beds torn up. Last year, Mr. Summers had a considerable quantity of farm produce stolen. Suspicion is held of residents in a nearby locality, and their movements will be watched in future. |
| August 12, 1907 || HOW CAHILL WAS DROWNED || Patrick Cahill, a Brakeman in the employ of the Dominion Iron and Steel Company, was drowned this morning at 11.40 at Anderson’s Point, says the Sydney Post of Tuesday last. Cahill hired a sail boat from John Campbell, and started across the harbor for Westmount, and evidently finding the breeze too strong, headed back for shore. When within about twenty feet of the beach, he stood up in the boat and made an effort to take the sail down. A woman who was watching the accident, said that the boat was struck at the moment by a sudden squall, and as she careened over and took in water, the victim shouted, “My God I am Lost.” Both man and boat went down not ten feet from the shore, the water in that spot being about forty feet deep. The victim of the accident had his home on Townsend St., was about 32 years old, is married and has two children. He came to Sydney a couple of years ago from Newfoundland. Continual search has been made for the body, but it has not been recovered up to Thursday — the date of the last Sydney news received here. |
| August 12, 1907 || CARTHAGINIAN IN PORT || S S. Carthaginian, Capt. R. McKillop, arrived in port from Liverpool at eight o’clock yesterday morning. With the exception of one day, the weather encountered was very disagreeable, being very cold. On Friday night, a concert was held on board, and the following program rendered, Hon, J.D. Ryan being in the chair:
PART I: 1 – Pianoforte solo – selected – Mr. A.G. Walker. 2 – Song “The Trumpeter” – Mr. C Blackburn. 3 - Song, “In All eternity” – Mrs A.E. Perkins. 4 – Brian Borus address to his soldiers. — Bro Cashman. 5 – Humourous Song, “If the Misses wants to row” – Mr. A.E. Perkins. 6 – Recitation “The Fireman’s Wedding” – Rev. H. Uphill. 7 – Song, “Barney O’Kea” – Miss Davis. Interval.
PART II: 8 – Pianoforte solo – Selected – Miss Harvey. 9 – Song “Sailing” – Mr. C.B. Bealey. 10 – Humourous Song “waiting at the church” – Mr. A.E. Perkins. 11 – Recitation “Gemine Wergo” – Mr. G.L. Bevir. 12 – Song – “Life Lullaby” – Mrs. A.E. Perkins. 13 – Song – “My Old Dutch” – Rev. H. Uphill. 14 – Song “King of the forest” – Mr. W. Buckley. 15 – Pianoforte solo “Sea Song” – Miss M Black. GOD SAVE THE KING
During the concert, a collection was taken up in aid of the Scottish Sailors’ Orphan Society, and the sum of 6 (pounds) realized. The Carthaginian brought 550 tons of cargo, six bags, and one basket of mail, and the following passengers: Rev. Bro Murray, Roache, Coalman; Rev. H. Uphill, Hon. J D Ryan; Messrs Rev C. Blackburn, Bruce, Harold Harvey, R. Harvey, L.E. Emerson, G.M. Emerson, E.Entwistle, W.G. Lindsay, McNaily, W.B. Grives, Mostyn, A.J. Oates. J.A. Dwyer, Outerbridge, H. Rendell, A.E. Perkins, H Price, H.C. Thomson, Mesdames A. Harvey, L. Johnstone, Mcneily, W.H. Rennie, A.E. Perkins, Simms, Powys-Keck, infant and nurse; Misses H. Black, M Black, V.G. Harvey, J. Hutchinson, Johnstone (2), Goodridge, Outerbridge, Plate, H.M.
Withers, Masters Reid, (2) fourteen in second cabin, and nine in steerage. In
transit are three saloon, thirty-four second cabin, and eighty-one steerage,
including a lot of Italian emigrants.
| August 12, 1907 || BRUCE PASSENGERS || The S.S. Bruce arrived at Port aux Basques at 7.45 a.m. yesterday, with he following passengers: Miss A. Beer, N. Fiss, M. LeMoine, F.W. Kobb, Mrs. S.W. Ball and children, Mrs. J Hamilton. W.J. Canson, Capt. H. Keeping, Miss S.G. Buckley, Miss G. Buckley, T.J.Kenney, W.H. Cave, W.J. Chishil, J. McPherson, R.G. Hickey, E.H. Hunt, C.E . Cowen. The express is due at noon. |
| August 12, 1907 || BANKER ASHORE IN FORTUNE BAY || Mr. LeMessurier, Assistant Collector, informs us that the banker Marion, Capt. Dinham, owned by Denis Burke, St. Jacques, went ashore at St. John’s Bay, Fortune Bay, last Sunday night, there being very thick fog at the time. She remained aground till Wednesday, when the Fiona towed her off. She did not leak any, and beyond losing her false keel, did not suffer much damage, and later sailed to Harbor Breton, where she now is. The Marion had 400 quintals of fish aboard when she went ashore. Mr. LeMessurier also informs us that squid is very plentiful at St. Pierre, the Frenchmen offering them fifteen cents a hundred. On some parts of the banks they are also plentiful. All along the coast, from Channel to Placentia, it has been very foggy all the season, and large quantities of fish are spoiling for the want of fine weather to cure same, and vessels loading for market are much delayed in consequence. |
| August 12, 1907 || PERSONAL || Miss J Hutchinson returned from a visit to England by the Carthaginian. Hon, J.D. Ryan returned from a visit to Ireland, by the Carthaginian. Rev. Brother Fennessey left for the West Coast, by yesterday’s express. Magistrate Murray, of Harbor Main, was in town Saturday on business. Mrs. Simms, who accompanied her daughter to England, returned by the Carthaginian. Mr. W. McNeily left by last evening’s express, to join the Western Circuit Court. Mr. W.B. Grieve returned from a visit to the homeland by the Carthaginian. Miss Gertrude Harvey returned from a visit to England by the Carthaginian. Mr. C. Blackburn, who was visiting a friend in England, returned by the Carthaginian. Mrs. W.H. Rennie, returned from a visit to the Old country by the Carthaginian. Mr. H.S. Crowe arrived in town from Lewisporte, by Saturday’s train, and is at the Crosbie. Constable Fitzgerald, who arrived by the Portia, returned to Bonavista by yesterday express. Mr. J Vigus, of Burin, who was in town last week on business, returned home by the Glencoe Saturday. Rev. G. Crane, brother of Mr. F. Crane, of Job Bros & Co., arrived by the Carthaginian, on a visit. Rev. Dr. Murphy joined the express yesterday at Holyrood, and left for his future parish at Bonavista. Mr. F.L. Graham, of the Bank of Nova Scotia, who was visiting friends in Canada, returned by Saturday’s express. Mr. A.M. Peters, Manager Bank of Montreal, Birchy Cove, arrived in town by Saturday’s express, on a visit. Mr. William Martin, of the Martin Hardware Co., accompanied by Mrs. Martin, leaves by tomorrow’s express on a trip to Canada. Misses Helen and Mary Black, who has been at school in England, returned by the Carthaginian yesterday. Misses Goodridge, Outerbridge and Withers, who had been attending school in England, returned by the Carthaginian. Mr and Mrs. J.W. McNeily who had been spending their honeymoon in the Old country, returned by the Carthaginian yesterday. Mrs. Alick Harvey, accompanied by her daughter, Mrs. Powys-Keck, whom she had been visiting in England, arrived by the Carthaginian. Mr. A E. Perkins, of Lever Bros., Port Sunlight, Eng., arrived by the Carthaginian. Mrs. Perkins accompanied him. Masters Bruce and Howard Reid, sons of Mr. W.D. Reid, who were attending school in England, returned by the S.S. Carthaginian, yesterday. Rev. Henry Uphill, who has been in England for the past two months visiting relatives, returned by the Carthaginian, yesterday. The Reverend gentleman looks well after his trip. Mr. H.W. LeMessurier, Assistant Collector of Customs, who has been in the Fiona, on the West Coast, on business, arrived in town by Saturday night’s train, having left the Fiona at Placentia. His Lordship Bishop March; accompanied by the Rev,. W.P. Finn, arrived at Battle Harbor, last Tuesday. The Bishop has just brought to a close his Confirmation tour in the Straits of Belle Isle. He now proposes to go down the Labrador shore, calling at harbors where the permanent settlers reside. This is, if we mistake not, the first Episcopal visitation to Northern Labrador. |
| August 12, 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || BOWRINGS: S.S. Portia leaves for North at 10 a.m. Wednesday. S.S. Prospero left Harbor Breton at 12.40 p.m. yesterday, going West.
REIDS: Glencoe left Placentia at 7.40 p.m. Saturday, going West. Home is North of Bonne Bay. Virginia Lake left Twillingate at 10.30 a.m. yesterday, going North. Ethie leaves Clarenville this morning. Dundee leaves Port Blandford this morning. Argyle leaves Placentia this p.m. on the Red Island Route. Clyde leaves Lewisporte
| August 12, 1907 || NAUTICAL || Barqt. Rosina, Johns, cleared for Pernambuco Saturday. S.S. Bonavista is due from Montreal and Gulf ports this morning. Barque Cordelia, Taylor, is now 28 days out to Glasgow from this port. Schooner Ceylon, Cooks, arrived from Sydney, via Port de Grave, yesterday. S.S. Regulus, Wakeham, cleared for Sydney, in Ballast, Saturday afternoon. Brigt. Bella Rosa, Coward, will be ready to sail from Belleoram during the week, fish laden for Oporto. Barque Alkaline did not sail Saturday as her crew could not be completed. She will likely resume her voyage today. S.S. Silvia, Capt. Farrell, sailed at 2.45 Saturday afternoon, taking as additional passengers, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Mauser and William R. Grady. Barqt. Blanche Curry, which arrived from Cadiz Friday, will take her inward cargo of salt to Labrador for Messrs C & A Dawe, and after discharging, will load fish from that firm for Europe. The Lunenburg banking fleet, almost without exception, have done remarkably well this season. They average to date, from 900 to 1,700 quintals a schooner. The LaHarve schooner Latooka, Conrod, which has been fishing on Labrador, recently shipped 200 barrels of herring home, and reports them plentiful. |
| August 12, 1907 || AT THE NICKLE || At the Nickle for the first three nights this week, there will be a new program, and a decidedly good one. The subjects are: Late for Lunch, a comedy: Western Justice, with is the title of the feature picture. It shows how justice is served out to the unjust in the wild country. A drunken cowboy shoots a comrade, a plucky women seeing him commit the cowardly act, forms a posse, sets a chase over mountains, through valleys, etc. After several narrow escapes of whistling bullets, the party finally runs the villain to earth behind an old hut, where he is surrounded and shot without being given the opportunity of a trial. “Poor Dolly” is something that will please all the children — a nursery rhyme. “Wanted a Husband” is very funny and bound to create a heap of fun for every one. The title of the song is “In the golden Autumn time, My Sweet Elaine.” |
| August 12, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || The two Feremuse traps put out on the local grounds last week, did well on Saturday.
Mr. P.F. Collins left by last evening’s express for Salmonier, where he will spend his vacation.
The fishery at Trinity in the best for several years. During last week, traps had good fares daily, and hook and liners also did well.
It is said that the swimming match between Clance and Elliott will be arranged by the Regatta Committee, and will take place this week.
The fine weather of last week was badly needed for fish curing, and in consequence, some shipments of the new article are expected to arrive here during the week.
The B.I.S. sports will be held on St. George’s Field, Thursday. The affair promises to be successful and a large number of competitors will take part in each event.
Hugh Walsh became insane again yesterday, and as his wife feared he would, did some damage. She gave him in charge to Sergeant Sheppard, who took him to the Police Station. He will likely be sent to the Asylum today.
The establishment of a local bank is now almost a fact. A prospectus has been drawn up and signed by some of our most reliable business men, and at the next session of the Legislature a charter will be asked for. The proposed capital is $2,000,000.
There were three arrests by the Police Saturday night, one drunk, one drunk and disorderly and a Seaman of the Rosina under warrant, for being absent from his ship. The drunk was released yesterday, upon making the customary deposit. The others will appear before His Honour, this morning.
The weather along the line yesterday was fairly fine. Last night the following reports were received: Port aux Basque — S., fine, 60 above. Bay of Islands — W., light, dull, 60 above. Quarry — N.E., light, misty, 48 above. Bishop’s Falls — Calm, dull, 58 above. Clarenville — calm, dull, 60 above. Whitebourne — calm, dull, 52 above.
The annual decoration of graves of deceased members of the Sons of England, took place yesterday afternoon, and was largely attended. Two graves in the general Protestant Cemetery, and fifteen graves and memorials at the Church of England cemetery, were decorated with flowers, and a short service held at each. The service at the West End Cemetery was conducted by Deputy Marshal Collier, and at the Church of England by Rev, J. Brinton. Both were most impressive, and were attended by a large crowd of people at both places.
The following guests registered at the Crosbie Saturday and yesterday: W.A. Smith, A.B. Allen, DuBois, Pa., M.C. Willoughby, New York, H.S. Crowe, Lewisporte; F.L. Graham, New Glasgow, D.R. Clarke, Halifax, E.J. Cochrane, Montreal, J.W. Cummaghy, C.H. Kelby and wife, New York; R.A. Lame, Montreal; A.F. Flynn, Boston; E. Perrett, Paris; A.M. Peters, Birchy Cove; A. Ritchis Liverpool; P.H. Jacobs, New York; Miss Keas, Boston, J.J. Cameron, Sydney; E. Masters, Montreal, C.A. Bootby, Boston, J.J. Maher, Toronto, A.E. Perkins and wife, J.S. Bevir, H. Price, London, England, W.G. Lindsay, Dublin.
Squid was plentiful in parts of Conception Bay, Saturday. There was also good catches of fish secured.
Rev. Brothers Roache and Murray, who were on a short visit to Ireland, returned by the Carthaginian yesterday.
The keeper of the shebeen of Broad Cove, which was raided recently by “Head” Dawe, will appear before the Magistrate, Wednesday.
A school of mackerel of a very large size, struck in recently in parts of Trinity Bay. This is the first time for some years that mackerel have been seen in that vicinity.
The marriage of Miss Julia Noseworthy, daughter of Mr. Jonathan Noseworthy, to Mr. W.J. Milley, of Ayre & Sons Hardware, takes place on Thursday next.
There is a great scarcity of salt on the French Shore at present, and fishermen are much hampered thereby. At one place recently, a man gave sixteen quintals of fish for a hogshead of salt, and at Boat Harbor last week, it was selling for $2.20 per hogshead.
The express last evening, took out a large number of passengers including: J Ways, D.C. Bremowen, J. Whiston, J. Woodland, Const. J. Fitzgerald, P.F. Collins, Lieut. Norbery, Newman Sparkes, Capt. S. Morgan, E.W. Roberts, Rev. Bro. Fennessey, W.C. Williams, J Reade, D. Steel, P Summers, W. McNeily.
The Glencoe took the following passengers from Placentia, Saturday night: F.G. Morris, M. Furlong, W. Grandy, B. Keeping, A.G. Bennett and child, W.H. Trenchard, Miss Goss, Miss King, G. Bolden, A. Bolden, G. Mande, G.F. Dwyer, J. Butt, Mrs. March.
P. Hickey’s schooner arrived from Harbor Main, Saturday, with a cargo of new fish
Seamen are now getting $25 a month, but at this rate it is almost impossible to get men to ship.
We beg to acknowledge from Capt. N Snow, of the C.L.B., the receipt of a copy of Sir Cavendish Boyle’s Ode “Newfoundland” to the new setting by Mr. Alfred Allen. Capt. Snow has our thanks for same.
The T.A. Hall has been engaged for another nickle show, for three months. The first entertainment will be on the 26th August.
The barque Alkaline is delayed in port for want of seamen. The trip to Iceland at this season, is not being sought after by any of our local seamen.
Capt. Williams, of the Carthaginian, was not well enough to make the trip when the ship left, and his place is being taken by Capt. R. McKillop.
The hay crop around Conception Bay this year, will be one of the biggest on record. At several places it is now being cut, advantage being taken of the fine weather .
A South Side lad, while sculling a boat Saturday evening, fell overboard opposite Barr’s wharf. He was rescued by two fishermen and was almost exhausted when taken from the water.
At Portugal Cove, less fish has been landed that at this date last year, and as the trapping season is now practically over, the voyage will be an average one. Caplin was plentiful there on Saturday.
The French Squadron, comprising Admiral Thierry’s Flag-Ship Kleber, the Chasseloup Laubat, and D’Estrees,
which had been in Sydney for a fortnight, left there Wednesday, on a cruising
voyage along the South Coast of Newfoundland. The ships will call at St. Pierre,
and will probably make a short stop of a couple of days at St. John’s. The
squadron will return to Sydney about the 14th of this month.
| August 12, 1907 || DEATHS || CAMPBELL — On Sunday afternoon, Daniel Campbell, in the 69th year of his age. Funeral Tuesday afternoon, 13th August, at 2.30 p.m., from his late residence, 83 Pleasant Street. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this the only intimation. No crepe. |
| August 14, 1907 || PRICE OF FISH AT BRAZIL || We learn that the present price of fish at Brazil is 44 shillings a drum, or $10.56. While this is considered a fairly good price, it is not as remunerative to the shippers as would be expected. When the cost of handling and preparing it for market, the price of the package, the freight, insurance, etc., is considered, the net returns are small. The present price, it is said, is expected to drop upon the arrival of the cargoes now on the way there. |
| August 14, 1907 || FIONA’S CREW MEN WANTED || When the cruiser Fiona arrived at Placentia, Saturday, three of her deck hands left, due it is said, to the harshness of one of the Officers. Yesterday, seamen were being looked for, about town, to fill the places of those which left, but up to 6 p.m., none could be had. The wages offered was $22.00 a month, but none seemed inclined to join her for that amount offered. There will likely be some difficulty in filling her crew, as $25.00 a month was offered for seamen, by the Captain of the barque Alkaline. |
| August 14, 1907 || PORTIA’S PASSENGERS || S.S. Portia, Capt. Kean, sails North at 10 a.m. today, taking a large freight and the following passengers: — Messrs H. Bastow, J. Maher, F. Scott, F. Rendell, J. Webber, J. Benson, M. Oakley, Revs. Freeman and Campbell, W. White, A. Alcock, W. Deane, E. Rousell, A. LeMessurier, M.F. Carroll, T. Thompson, W.J. Mahoney, F. Carnell, W. Collingwood, F. Winsborrow, W. Pippy, R.H. Simms, N. Walsh, J. Ryan, H. Moore, E. March, Rev. H. Uphill, N. Norris, S.J. Bishop, S. Noah, M. Murphy, Rev. A Holmes, W. England, J. Mursell, E. Bursey, Mesdames Freeman, Campbell, Field, Yebsley, Green, Oakley, Ryan, Hiscock, White and child, Bishop, O’Neil, Skiffington, Misses Blackwood, Green, Thomas, Peters, Bastow, Jackman, Breaker, Oakley, Whitty, Pitcher, Vavasour (2), Taylor, Brazil, B. Taylor, Jackman, Main, Barbour, Thompson, Keese, Barrett, Hunt, Yebsley, Oskley, and twenty six in steerage. |
| August 14, 1907 || HEALTH NOTES || One more case of scarlet fever was reported yesterday, the patient being a girl five years old, in a house situated on Cabot St. A house on Barne’s Road was released from quarantine during the afternoon, and the premises at 17 Bell St., where a new case developed Monday, underwent disinfection. Two patients, Irene and Laura Voisey, were discharged from the Hospital yesterday afternoon, having completly recovered. The inspection of mills, farms and dairies continue daily. Those on the Petty Harbor and Bay Bulls roads being inspected yesterday, and the Milkmen found to be desirous of co-operating with the Board of Health. |
| August 14, 1907 || WOMAN INJURED || While the Gower Street picnic was in progress, Mrs. J. Weeks, of Gower St. was badly injured. Some lads were playing football, and Mrs. Weeks was one of the spectators. Accidentally the ball hit her on the spine, causing intense pain, and making her faint. When she arrived in town, she had not improved very much, and Dr. McPherson was called to render assistance. Under the Doctor’s care, Mrs. Weeks will likely be able to get about, after a few days |
| August 14, 1907 || PERSONAL || Rev. Fr. Born, P.P., Trepassey, is at present in the city. Mr. P. Templeman left for Catalina by last evening’s train. Rev. Mr. White, of New Harbor, is in town for a few days on business. Mr. W.A. Munn, left by train last evening for Harbor Grace, on business. Mr. H. Bastow leaves today by the Portia, and will make the round trip. Rev. H. Uphill leaves by the Portia this morning for Pool’s Island, on a pleasure trip. Mr. F. Limsden left by yesterday’s express to join the S.S. Home for Bonne Esperance. Rev. Mr. Freeman leaves by the Portia this morning, for Old Perlican, accompanied by Mrs. Freeman. The Misses Cooksley leave by the Portia this morning for Montreal, where they will make their future home. Mr. J. Doyle and Mrs. Doyle left by the express last evening for St. George’s, to visit Sister Agnes, who is stationed in the Convent there. Mr. B.J. St. John, who was in the city on business, returned to Conception Harbor last evening. Mr. W.R. Howley, who had been in Conception Harbor on business, returned by yesterday morning’s train. Mr. Theo. Thompson, Bookkeeper at H.M. Penitentiary, leaves by this morning’s Portia on a well earned vacation. Rev. A Holmes of Wesleyville, who has been in town for some time, returns home by the Portia this morning. |
| August 14, 1907 || CARBONEAR || Rev. A.A. Holmes, Pastor of the Methodist Church at Wesleyville, B.B., spent an hour in our town Thursday evening. His many friends were pleased to see him looking well.
The nova Scotian banking schooner, Glenwood, put in here Tuesday, to get a new foretopmast, having had her headgear carried away in a breeze, while going to Holyrood.
Mr. Arthur Hiscock, of Bishop & Monroe’s, and Misses Hiscock and Burnette, are enjoying a short holiday here.
The wreck of Mr. Leander Pike’s coaster, Laura May, at Shoe Cove, near Cape St. Francis, is a great inconvenience to him just at this time.
A respected resident of the Valley Road in the person of James REDMOND, died on the 8th August at the age of 66 years. An affection of the throat, which , owing to its position, could not successfully be removed, was the primary cause of death.
J. Alex Robinson, Esq., of the Daily News editorial chair, and Judge Penney, are enjoying the quiet of camping life, for a short time, in the vicinity of the United Towns Electrical Co.’s power house.
The wedding of Dr. Hunter Cowperthwaite and Miss Emmie Gould, was solemnized on Tuesday afternoon, at the home of the bride’s mother, Rev. T.B. Darby, B.A. and Rev. H.P. Cowperthwaite, participated in the ceremony. Owing to a recent bereavement in the family circle, none but relatives and immediate friends were present at the ceremony. After spending a day or two in the quite of Holyrood, Dr. and Mrs. Cowperthwaite go to their new home at St. John’s, taking with them the very best wishes of a large circle of friends.
Mr. W.A. Thompson, representing the N.F. Boot and Shoe Factory, is here on his semi-annual visit, in the interest of his company.
Thursday’s holiday was spent by the majority of pleasure seekers in picnicing, there being a company each at Blue Hill Pond, Halfway House, and Mosquito Valley. Old Sol, in all his brilliancy and warmth, tempered by a cool East wind, added greatly towards a day of unalloyed pleasure for all. On the same day, our tried and trusty XI representatives of cricket, having accepted a challenge previously from their brethren at Bay Roberts, started at 9.30 a.m. to try conclusions with them. From what we can learn, a very tight game was played and the best efforts of both sides were put to the test. At the finish, the score showed Carbonear to be the winners by 12 runs. A return match wil probable be played within three weeks.
A committee, appointed by the Methodist congregation, to provide ways and means for the erection of a new school building, has accepted the tender of the Holyrood Lumber Co., the figure being $11,500. Work of excavation will commence without delay, as the contract calls for a fulfilment
one year hence from date.
| August 14, 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || BOWRINGS: S.S. Portia sails North at 10 a.m. today. S.S. Prospero arrived at Bonne Bay at 2 p.m. yesterday.
REIDS: Home arrived at Bay of Islands at 3 p.m. yesterday. Ethie left Bay de
Verde at 7.25 p.m. yesterday. Clyde arrived at Twillingate at 7.45 p.m.
yesterday. Argyle left Sound Island at 4.40 p.m. yesterday. Dundee left
Bonavista at 7.40 p.m. yesterday. Glencoe leaves Port aux Basques this morning.
Virginia Lake is North of Tilt Cove.
| August 14, 1907 || THE NICKLE || The motion pictures that are being produced daily at the Nickle, are the very best that are made. They are shown on a very large scale and with the most pleasant surroundings. It is no wonder that the patronage at this house has been constantly on the increase. It has a steadily increasing list of regular patrons who never miss seeing a single set of the pictures. The entertainment begins daily at 12 noon and continues until 6, and from 7 to 10.30. The pictures now being shown, are as near life as can be seen. The hall was packed last night from 7.30 to 10.30. |
| August 14, 1907 || NAUTICAL || S.S. Rosalind left Halifax at noon yesterday for this port. S.S. Silvia left Halifax at 11 a.m. yesterday for New York. S.S. Regulus leaves North Sydney today for this port with a full cargo of coal. S.S. Adventure, Couch, sailed last night for Twillingate and Lewisporte. S.S. Crustacean, Brien, took another cargo of salt to Petty Harbor Monday. Schooner Jessie L Smith, left Belleoram yesterday for Oporto, with a load of fish.
Schooner Springdale, Roberts, is now loading provisions at Harvey & Co.’s premises for Geo J Carter, Twillingate. Schooner Sydney Smith, Lewis, is now taking 600 hogsheads of salt at Job’s South Side premises, and when finished, will take provisions from Harvey & Co, for S. Harris, Grand Bank. Barqt. Blanche Curry, Davis, sailed yesterday morning for Bay Roberts, taking her inward cargo of salt, and from there, will go to Labrador to load fish from C. & A. Dawe of Europe. S.S. Bonavista, Capt. Fraser, sails for Montreal and Gulf Ports at 10 this morning, taking as additional passengers: Messrs B.L. Hennessey, Geo. Eggleston, Mrs. E. Scaplin, Misses F.O. and M. Scaplin,
and six in steerage. |
| August 14, 1907 || IN MEMORIAM || Even though the cold hand of death claims its victim after weeks of serious illness, when recovery has been despaired of, there is a sadness in the passing away of one in the prime of life, and at a time who to mortal view, the severance of earthly ties may appear hard. Such thoughts as these flash through our mind, as we read in today’s paper of the death of Mr. Andrew Parsons, which occurred at Harbor Grace on Monday night. Andrew Parsons was a man who fought his way through life, very often amidst great difficulties, consequent upon the nature of the business in which he was engaged. For the past twenty years, he conducted a general fishing and trading establishment at Flowers Cove, and despite unfavourable voyages and other drawbacks, which from time to time happened, he managed to hold his own.
The present fishery season, which is a remarkable good one at Flowers Cove, he was not permitted to see closed, although for awhile, he was able to direct affairs from a sick bed. Mr. Parsons was a member of the British Society Masonic Lodge and Sons of England. A widow and a large family are left to mourn their loss, to all of whom, the writer extends heart felt sympathy.
| August 14, 1907 || ST. JOHN’S A FISHING PORT || Within the last few years, the fishery about St. John’s has been fairly successful to all engaged. This year it is particularly so, not only to the local fishermen, but to the crews of 12 schooners that are moored in and about the harbor, and have come from different outports. Some of those craft are almost filled with fish, and awaiting a chance to sail for home. A couple of late arrivals have from 150 to 250 quintals each, but hope to pick up as much more during the remainder of the week. |
| August 14, 1907 || TRAWLING AT LABRADOR || Within the next two weeks, there will be more bankers engaged in trawling at Labrador, than ever before. The crews of these bankers will split on the banks, to which the regular Labrador fishermen object, on the grounds that it ruins the fishery and drives the fish from the Coast. The banking Masters, contend that the fish caught by them in deep water, never comes to land, and the offal resulting from splitting, is carried off by the tide, and does not pollute the waters. |
| August 14, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || The price now offered for cod oil is 30 cents a gallon. Several have refused to sell at that figure.
Several of our fastest pedestrians will take part in tomorrow’s walking match at the B.I.S. sports.
The work of laying the foundation of the new Alexander Street Church has begun, and fairly good progress is being made.
There are plenty of salmon at Pinsent’s and Murphy Falls, but will not take the fly. The fishermen in that vicinity the last week or so, did poorly.
Yesterday, some squid was taken at Holyrood. The banker Excelda, Lewis, is still there looking for a supply, which will likely be obtainable today.
A young woman fell off street car No.4 at the foot of Job’s St. at 9 last night, and gave herself a bad shaking up. The driver of the car was in no way responsible.
On board the Strod are several sheep, which are being taken to Hudson Bay. The chances for getting grass in that region are not a bit too good for the sheep.
The S.S. Strod was surveyed yesterday. About 10 feet of her keel has been damaged, and a new part will have to be put in. Repairs will likely be completed today.
Yesterday and last night, one of the severest lighting storms for several years, swept over the West Coast. At several places, the wires were out of order, and in some of the offices, the Operators had to leave the instruments. Heavy rain accompanied the lighting.
A large number of passengers went out by yesterday’s express, including: Sir William, Lady and Miss Whiteway, J.L. Slattery, J. and Mrs. Doyle, Miss D. Walsh, P. Templeman, Miss Shea, C Ellis, W.A. Mun, F. Lumsden.
John McGrath, an employee of the Ropewalk, had his arm broken while at work
there last evening. The happening was purely accidental, taking place while
McGrath was pushing a car up the walk. He drove to town and had the broken
| August 15, 1907 || EXPRESS PASSENGERS || The S.S. Glencoe, which took the place of the Bruce last trip, arrived at Port aux Basques at 8.20 a.m. yesterday, with the following passengers; W.B. and Mrs. Evans, J.W. Mitchell, A.J. Doyle, F. Short, J.T. Lamb, C.B. and Mrs. Blackie, H. Apps. R. Watson, Rev. Harris, M.J. O’Brien, A. Bracket, E. Dowde, J.J. Penney, A.W. Lake, Misses Savage, Le Reow, Marr, Hallett, G.S. Dryer, G.W. Manson, the express is due at 1 p.m. |
| August 15, 1907 || WRECKED AT BROAD COVE || Mr. H.W. LeMessurier, assistant Collector of Customs, received the following message from Trapassey yesterday morning. “Steamship Mic Mac is a total wreck at Broad Cove, St. Mary’s Bay. She had a cargo of deal and two lady passengers. Crew and passengers safe.” The Mic Mac is a steel, screw steamer, 2,502 tons gross, 1,600 tons net, and 300 feet long, and built at Glasgow in 1893 for the Mic Mac Steamship Company of that city. The S.S. Ingraham left yesterday afternoon for the scene of the wreck, to engage in salvage work. Last evening, a message was received in town that the steamer was breaking up, that several boats were at the scene engaged in salving cargo. |
| August 15, 1907 || ECCLESIASTICAL CHANGES || The very Rev. Archdeacon O’Neill, has been appointed by His Grace Archbishop Howley, to the newly opened parish of St. Joseph’s, Hoylestown, East End of the city. The Rev. Alex A Howley D.D., has been appointed to the parish of Salmonier. The late incumbent, Rev. Wm. Jackman, comes pro tem to the palace. |
| August 15, 1907 || THE NEW BANK || The new bank which is hoped to be operating within as year, will issue stock it is said, at an early date. There will be seven directors appointed, among them being — according to report — Hon. G. Knowling, D.A. Ryan, Hon. J Anderson, who are instrumental in organizing the concern. The paid up capital will be $1,000,000, in 10,000 shares, to be subscribed without difficulty. |
| August 15, 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || BOWRINGS: Prospero left Channel at 10.10 a.m. yesterday, Eastward bound. Bowring Bro. had no report from the Portia up to last evening.
REIDS: Home left Bay of Islands at 9 last night, going North. Ethie arrived at Clarenville at 7 p.m. yesterday. Dundee arrived at Port Blandford at 5.30 p.m. yesterday. Clyde arrived at Lewisporte
at 5.30 p.m. yesterday. Argyle arrived at Placentia at 9.40 a.m. yesterday.
Glencoe left Port aux Basque at 7 p.m. yesterday. Virginia Lake is North of Tilt
| August 15, 1907 || NAUTICAL || Ketch Seabird, came off Dock yesterday. S.S. Ulunda left Halifax yesterday at 1 o’clock, from here. S.S. Dageid left Montreal for here on Saturday morning last. Brig. Clementine, Tucker, is loading salt at Morey’s for Labrador. S.S. Cacouna left Montreal at 1 a.m. yesterday for this port, via Charlottetown and Sydney. She has a full cargo for here. |
| August 15, 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || Miss Howell, daughter of Mr. E.F. Howell of New York, a gentleman well known in the town, has been a guest of Mrs. E.B. Thompson for about a week. She left by this afternoon’s train for Carbonear en route to Catalina, on a visit to her aunt, (Rev.) Mrs. Atkinson.
The billiard room of the Literary Association here, has been fitted with new seats brought from St. John’s this week.
Little Ada, daughter of Mr. G.H. Badcock, is now very ill, suffering from spinal meningitis. Her condition is so serous that hope of her recovery is not bright. Ada is about 10 years old.
The Methodist Parsonage is again occupied, Rev. Dr. Cowperthwaite and wife having taken up residence there this week.
Two Cabmen who had been summoned by the Police for driving at night without lights, appeared in Court today. Both pleaded guilty of the charge, and the Judge being inclined to leniency, reserved judgemen,t but cautioned the Jehus.
A football match between the Avalon and Archibald teams, was played at Shannon Park on Monday evening. During the first half, the Avalon secured one goal, and in the second, the same team obtained two more goals, the Archibald securing one goal from a penalty kick. Towards the close of the game the play was rough.
It was not unexpected this morning when it was announced, that Mr. Andrew PARSONS, who had for some time been suffering from a complication of complaints, had passed peacefully away at 5.30 a.m. today, at the age of 51 years. It will be remembered that Mr. Parsons, while at St. John’s about two months ago, was taken dangerously ill, since which time, the complaints from which he suffered, gradually weakened his system and terminated his life. He was well known all over the country, especially in the Strait settlements, where for years he has carried on an extensive fishery business. A wife and large family are left to mourn the loss of a loving husband and kind father. Much sympathy is felt for the bereaved ones in their sorrow. The funeral takes place tomorrow afternoon.
Messrs Munn & Co.’s steamer, Louise, Capt. E. Burke, was at Seldom Come By this morning, on her way from Labrador. She is expected here tomorrow morning. Mr. Dugald Munn is taking the round trip on her. Mr. N. Munn’s schooner, Antoinette, sailed for Labrador this morning. The schooner Hettie, Joseph Morris, Master, sailed this afternoon for Bonavista Bay, to load lumber for Messrs R. Rutherford & Co.
Mr. James Luffman, who had been residing in Montreal for 15 or more years, arrived on a visit by Monday night’s train. Master Harold Thompson for Broad Cove, and Capt. W. Tucker for St. John’s, left by this morning’s train. Mr. J Alex Robinson, who was in town, and Miss Jessie Gordon, who goes to Broad Cove, North Shore, went out by this afternoon train.
The pupils of the R.C. Academy at 11 a.m. tomorrow, will present an address of farewell to their late Principal, Mr. J.T. Lawton, who goes to St. John’s by tomorrow evening’s train. The address, which is printed by Mr. J.A. Power, will be presented, with a gift at the Academy Hall
Rev. Fr. Battocck, P.P. of Gambo, arrived by Saturday evening’s train, and left Monday for Harbor Main. Mr. P.F. Moore of St. John’s, came in on Saturday night, and returned to the city by Monday evening’s train. Mr. Brendon Hennessey, who had been on a visit of some weeks to his parents, left by Monday evening’s train for St. John’s, to join the S.S. Bonavista for Sydney. Dr. Hogan, wife and son, who had been on a visit to friends here, left today en route to St. Mary’s.
The hearing of the postponed case against a Butcher, for slaughtering within the town limit and leaving offensive matter upon his premises, was resumed at the Court on Monday. The defendant pleaded guilty, and was convicted, but judgement deferred. In the District Court, a Carpenter sued for an amount alleged to be due him for work done. This the defendant disputed, claiming that this contract was not faithfully performed. The further hearing of the case was postponed until Monday next.
It may be noticed that both the Road Board and the Water Co., have made considerable improvements this summer, in the work committed to them, and so we find many of the streets in a fairly creditable condition, and the water fountains and hydrants made convenient, and respectable looking, the last named having been newly-painted red. On Harvey St., the well known water spring “Molly Ray” has been deepened, and a surrounding of concrete fixed in place. A cover of wood, placed so as to drop of itself when not kept open, prevents objectionable matter from dropping into the water, which lies a foot deep in the well. A drinking cup is hung under the cover, to enable the wayfarer to quench his thirst, if so disposed; but it is very doubtful if this addition will prove quite satisfactory, as its presence may induce the mischievous urchin to play ranks, alike distasteful to the public, and those who placed it there. No doubt, the improvement of “Molly Ray” is commendable, but it remains to be seen how the snow and frost of winter will effect the present arrangement. It is to be hoped that everything will work smoothly.
CORRESPONDENT. Harbor Grace, Aug. 13th, 1907.
| August 15, 1907 || PLACENTIA || His Grace Archbishop Howley, arrived here by the S.S. Prospero from Trepassey. On Sunday, assisted by Rev. Fathers Reardon, Born and St. John, he administered the rites of Confirmation to about 200 candidates. Before the laying on of hands, His Grace delivered a very instructive address on the Seven Sacraments.
On Friday, the S.S. Fiona arrived from Western ports, where she had been looking after the fishery interests. Today, she is taking coal at Job’s wharf, prior to her departure for Port aux Basques.
Two young men of St, John’s were here this week on their way to the Cape Shore, prospecting for minerals. We trust that their mission will have a successful issue.
The management of Bradshaw’s Hotel, Jersey Side, is now under the control of Mr. W.G. Boyle. This gentleman is keeping up the past good standard of the Hotel, besides making a few improvements. Patrons of the house, speak warmly of the care and attention they receive. Mr. A Bradshaw, the former Manager, is now at Victoria, B.C.
Amongst our visitors here lately, have been Mrs. and Miss Scotland of Heart’s Content; Mr. and Mrs Bennig, from St. Pierre, Mayor Gibbs and wife from St. John’s; Mr. F. Norris, from Michigan; Mr. H Colley, from Carbonear.
Many boats from the Cape Shore are fishing out of this place, and nearly all
of them are doing well.— Com
| August 15, 1907 || PERSONAL || Rev. W.J. Lockyer, Port Morien, C.B., accompanied by Mrs. Lockyer, are leaving there this week to spend a month’s vacation at Trinity, Nfld. Mr. Bret Peel, who was operated on a few days ago at the General Hospital for appendicitis, is getting along famously, his condition last night being most satisfactory. Mr. T.A. Hall, Government Engineer, left by the Portia yesterday morning for Bonavista, to consult with the people there, in connection with the construction of a water works, which it is proposed to build for the supply of that town. Mr. J Burden, Carbonear, who is suffering from blindness, left for Montreal by the Bonavista yesterday, to enter Hospital for treatment. Messrs Penny and Paine, who are going to McGill University, will look after him during the passage, and on arrival at Montreal, will conduct him to the Hospital. Rev. Dr. Murphy left for his new Parish by Monday evening’s train. He joined the S.S. Ethie at Carbonear, thence to Catalina. Quite a number of his parishioners assembled at Holyrood station, and Rt. Rev. Mon. Veitch came from Conception Harbor to say goodby. Numbers were also at Woodford’s, and Revs. Frs. Roe and Battcock met him at Avondale, and Rt. Rev. Mons. Walsh at Brigus, to bid their friend “good-by”. Miss Carrie Joyce, eldest daughter of Capt. Gilbert Joyce, left by the Bonavista yesterday morning for Montreal, en route to Toronto, where she enters as a student at the Concervatory of Music. Miss Joyce is possessed of considerable musical ability, and won a high position in the recent exams here, and it is anticipated that her studies aboard will be crowned with success. |
| August 15, 1907 || IN HYMEN’S BONDS || O’MARA — KENNY: A very quite wedding was celebrated last night at the home of Mr. M.A. Devine, King’s Bridge Road, the contracting parties being Mr. M.J. O’Mara, Mr. Devine’s partner in the Trade review, and Miss Anna Kenny, daughter of the late Patrick and Mary Kenny, Portugal Cove Road. Miss Kenny was adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Devine when a child, and has lived with them all her life. The ceremony was performed by Ven. Archdeacon O’Neil, only the immediate friends of the family being present, including Rev. Father Born, of Trepassey. The bridesmaids were Miss Kittie Moore and Miss Clara Kinsella. Mr. Thomas S Devine was the best man, and Mr. M.A. Devine gave the bride away. The bride was attired in white silk gauze with veil and orange blossoms. After supper, the happy pair drove to Ferndale, Petty Harbor Road, where the honeymoon will be spent. They were the recipients of many useful presents and warm congratulations. We join with the many friends of Mr. and Mrs. O’Mara in wishing them a bright and happy future. |
| August 15, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || The Congregational Sunday School picnic will be held today at Smithville.
The five cent show in the Star Hall opens today. Mrs. Tremlett will preside at the piano.
Another citizen was placed on the “black list” yesterday. Sixty-eight have their names engraved on the list.
Repairs are being made to the King’s wharf which are badly required. The work will be completed within a few days.
A number of young men, who have finished the trap fishery, intend leaving next week for Winnipeg, to engage in the harvesting. This season’s crop is large, and hundreds of labourers are required.
This summer, more houses are being built in the city than for any year since ‘93. At Golf Avenue, LeMerchant Road, and other streets in that locality, numerous buildings are being put up, many of which are costing big amounts.
The S.S. Mary went on Dock yesterday, to be painted up, preparatory to sailing for Bell Island. The Mary is able to accommodate a number of passengers, and will likely be a popular boat on the St .John’s – Bell Island route.
There have been several desertions by seamen from ships now in port, to the loss and inconvenience of the Captains and owners. Detectives Cox and Byrne are now trying to find several who left their ships during the week.
The weather reports last night were: – Port aux Basque — calm; dull; 65 above. Bay of Islands — calm; light; fine; 65 above. Quarry — N.W.; light; fine; 65 above. Bishop’s Falls — calm; fine; 68 above.
Clarenville — W.; light; fine; 60 above. Whiteburne — W.;fine; 55 above.
Complaints is made that the schooners anchored in the harbor near the narrows, obstruct the entrance to port. Steamers entering the harbor at night, find it difficult in getting through these craft, particularly as some of them do not have riding lights in their rigging.
Impounder Duffitt would do something towards earning his salary, if he visited and arrested the goats and cattle that run wild on Hamilton Avene, Alexander St., and Patrick St. The residents formerly, did not take fondly to the impounder, and his absence from the locality may be due to this fact.
Yesterday morning, T. Mallard’s flake at Quidi vidi, collapsed from the weight of fish spread on it, and two women who were engages at work, had a narrow escape from death. The falling of the flake is a serious loss to Mallard, as it will mean several days before it can be restored, and he has a lot of fish to make.
The anonymous letter fiend is again at work, and this time, two young women, sisters, of the West End, are the suffers. The letters are written in a feminine hand, and the language is such as is unbecoming to the street ruffians. Surely it is time that this business be stopped. It is hoped the Police will eventually round up the miscreants.
Repairs to the S.S. Strod will be completed this morning, and she will likely resume her voyage during the afternoon.
Two of Mr. Phippard’s trap crews have given up the voyage. They expect to make about $400.00 for their two months work.
R. Phippard had about 40 qtls in his trap yesterday, which was landed at Goodridge’s. Hook and liners on the local grounds also did well
Harvey & Co. were busy yesterday, booking men for the Anglo Nfld. Dev. Co., Grand Falls. Fifty were engaged, and will leave for the Falls by this evening express.
A boy working at Harvy & Co.’s premises, slipped on the skids leading to the Bonavista yesterday morning, and fell into the water. He was fished out by some of the men working at the ship, nothing the worse for his wetting.
There was only one arrest by the Police last night, a drunk.
Mrs. John Baird gave a dance at Smithville, last night. About 40 couples were present, who all thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
From Forteau to Battle Harbor on one side of the Straits, and from Flower’s Cove to Cape Norman on the other side, fish has been plentiful the last two weeks. Fine weather has been last week or more, and the prospect of securing the voyage is good.
Traps on the local grounds did well yesterday, considering the lateness of the season, and the trap fishery being now nearly over. Job’s trap secured about 50 qtls. and others had good hauls.
Thomas Pendergrast of Broad Cove, was summoned before the Magistrate yesterday, for a breach of the 3rd section of the Licence Act. Pendergrast, who is sick and unable to attend, pleaded guilty though his wife, and was given the full penalty of $50, or one month imprisonment.
The S.S. Bruce was at Sydney since Monday last, undergoing her regular boiler inspection, called for by the Canadian Government. Her boilers stood the required test, and she is now on her regular route again.
Mr. M Duffy, who has been with Messrs Parker & Monroe for the past eighteen
years, severs his connections with the firm shortly, and will go into the
grocery and provision business, having taken over the premises lately occupied
by Mr. Fitzpatrick at Cabot St. We wish Mr. Duffy every success in his new
| August 16, 1907 || ROSALIND ARRIVED || S.S. Rosalind, Capt. Clarke, arrived in port at noon yesterday, after fine weather being experienced during the entire run. She brought about three parts freight and the following passengers, the majority being round trippers. From New York: Messrs F.G. Walton, H.R. Lever, Dr. J.H. Lever, Dr. J.J. Fuller, Dr. J.W. Smith, Dr. W.D. Carter, A.B. Ball, W.H. Haight, H.N. Haight, T.W. Dorsett, W. Hunt, G.H. Tonlson, W.E. Davis, W.E. Davies, Jr., W. Woodstock, H.F. Harding, H.C. Whalen, J.B. Whelan, P. Mooney, R.W. Hendrikson, L.F. Block, W. Woodcock, F. Woodcock, F.C. McDonald, M.G. Witte, B Wooley, C.M. Wend, M. Mahler, E. Mahler, C. Mahler, H.G. Mooney, R.P. Patterson, Dr. R.A. Murray, F.F Dougherty, P. Mooney, A. Mooney, L Breg, G.L. Dunham, Dr. R.F. Irvine, F. DeNoyelles, G. DeNoyelles, T.H. Morison, A.J. Sommer, S. Riger, Dr. D. Carlton, G.F. Allen, N.H. Palmer, F.Y. Hedley; Mesdames R.T. Irvine, T.A. Morison, D. Carleton, E. Hayman, N.H. Palmer, W.D. Carter, Ball, Sweeney, Mooney, Woodcock, Witte, Mahler, Ingram, Dougherty, Misses J.E. and O.L Powell, M. Heyman, D. Jentes, M. Pearce, M. Henderson, L Henderson, M. Faulkner, A. Sweeney, M McDuffie, L. McDuffie, M. Burke, H. Hendrikson, B. and J. Woodcock, J Mahler, E. Mahler, M. Ingram, C. Murray, M. Roche, and six in steerage. From Halifax, Messrs G.A. Bell, N McDonald, and nine in steerage.
The following guests registered at the Crosbie yesterday: G.A. Bell, Winnipeg; W. McDonald, Jr. New York; G.W. Manson, Jr. Boston; G.L. Dyer, New York; A. Boeckly, Toronto; Z.J. Fowler, M.J. O’Brien, Ottawa, R. Veril, R.W. Lang Todd; F.G. Walton, Rutherford, N.J.; P. Mooney, East Orange, N.Y.; H.V. Smythe, Bay of Islands; P.F. O’Reilly, Placentia, E. Simmonds,
| August 16, 1907 || FATAL ACCIDENT || A most serious accident befell Mr. William Garland, J.P., Sub-Collector at Port Saunders, on Saturday last. The Government provided him with a boat in which to cruise the Coast. On Saturday, he had been effecting repairs to the boat, preparatory to making a trip up the Coast, and was removing the jumbo-stay from the fore-mast, when the spar sprung back, throwing Mr. Garland to the deck, a distance of 35 feet. He was considerably bruised and rendered unconscious. In swaying, the fore-mast broke and fell across Mr. Garland’s face, terribly disfiguring the features, and bruising the skull bone. Neighbours
nearby, witnessed the sad affair, and hurried to the unfortunate man’s
assistance, and had him conveyed to his boarding house. A boat was hurriedly
manned and started for Bonne Bay, where Dr. Parsons was found, and conveyed to
Port Saunders without delay. Mr. Garland is in a critical state, and his life is
despaired of. The foregoing is from Western Star, and was noted in the News
| August 16, 1907 || HOME REPORT || The S.S. Home returned yesterday afternoon from North. She reports fishery good in the Straits, especially from Forteau to Battle Harbor. At the latter place, Croucher’s men had 24,000 qtls. The S.S. Erik, bound to Hudson Bay, was there Sunday morning, and was awaiting the arrival of the Stord. Capt. Jas. Blandford is to be pilot of the fleet. From Flower’s Cove to Cape Norman there is excellent fishing. The whale factory at Cape Charles has 10 fish, and the one at Port Saunders has 15, not one having been taken for three weeks. The Home has a large shipment of lobsters, among them being 25 cases from Mr. Stephen Taylor, which he is sending to the European market. The wrecked crew at Lance au Claur, came here by the Home, and leaves today for Gloucester. — Western Star. |
| August 16, 1907 || THE NEW BANK || Editor Daily News: Dear Sir. — Permit me to make a correction in the letter you were good enough to publish in today’s issue, on the subject of the new Bank. The word “diminishing” should read “eliminating”; doubtless my writing is at fault, but it is obvious that an error cannot be diminished, it must be eliminated or it remains an error. The idea I wish to convey, is that the past experience is not altogether capital lost, but that the seed, which is the product of that experience, and has been dormant some years, is now about to blossom and bear good fruit, free from the defects inherent in the former growth. Wishing the enterprise every success. I am Sir. Your obedient servant, A BANKER. St. John’s. Aug 15th 1907 |
| August 16, 1907 || A CORRECTION || Editor Daily News: Dear Sir, — In your issue of this morning, I note the names of the Hon. G. Knowling, D.A. Ryan, and myself, mentioned as Directors of the proposed new National Bank of Newfoundland. Will you be kind enough to publish this note for public information. No such appointments have been made; they can only be made by the Shareholders. Before the election of Directors can be made, a charter, etc., from the Government must be received, capital subscribed, and a general meeting of Shareholders called for the purpose of electing Directors. Yours truly, John Anderson. Thursday, Aug. 15th, 1907. |
| August 16, 1907 || SAILED FOR HUDSON BAY || The S.S. Strod, Berry, sailed yesterday for Hudson Bay. She will first call at Battle Harbor, to join the Erik and Violet, and with them, will proceed North. The Erik will return after landing her supplies, and will be due in a month’s time. The Strod will go further North than the Erik, as will also the Violet. The latter will remain North for the year, but the Strod will likely return in October. Capt. James Blandford goes as Pilot for the three steamers. |
| August 16, 1907 || WRECKED IN THE STRAITS || Word has been received from Blanc Sablon, to the effect that the Gloucester schooner Helen F. Whiten, Capt. Charles Upshell, has been wrecked in the Straits of Belle Isle last week. The vessel was under sail when she struck a rock, and at first it was supposed she would be refloated, but she fell of the rock and sank, in twelve fathoms of water, becoming a total loss. The vessel was owned by the Gordon-Pew Co. and was valued at $10,000. She had 250,000 pounds of fish on board, valued at $10,000. |
| August 16, 1907 || WEDDING BELLS || MILLEY — NOSEWORTHY: A very quite wedding took place at 7.30 yesterday morning, at the residence of the bride’s parents, Colonial Street, when Miss Julia Noseworthy, daughter of Mr. Jonathan Noseworthy, and Mr. W.J. Milley, of Ayre & Sons Hardware, were made man and wife. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. F.R. Matthews, B.A., only the immediate friends of the couple being present. The bridesmaids were Miss Ethel and Ada Noseworthy, the bride’s sister and cousin, respectively, while Mr. H.N. Burt supported the groom. After the ceremony, the party drove to Waterford Bridge, where the couple boarded the outgoing train for Holyrood. They remained there till last evening, when they left by the express for Alexander Bay, where the honeymoon will be spent. A large number of pretty and useful presents were received by the couple, including a Morris chair, from the Officers and Teachers of Cochrane St. Sunday School, and members of the choir. The News wishes Mr. and Mrs. Milley many years of wedded happiness. |
| August 16, 1907 || AT TORBAY || Yesterday, the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin, the annual procession of the Blessed Sacrament was held at Torbay. Before Vespers, the officers of the Torbay T.A. and B Society, headed by their new brass band, marched from their Hall to the Church. After vespers, the procession, consisting of the Children of Mary the Convent School children, the Altar Boys, and officers of the T.A. Society, marched around the Convent grounds, the band playing a slow march from Willard’s Mass, “Veni Creator”. Benediction being given by Rev. M.J. Clarke, P.P., the procession returned to the Church, where the ceremonies were concluded. After leaving the Church, the band assembled on the lawn in front of the Convent, and rendered the following program: – “Erin the Tear.” “Blue Bells of Scotland,” “Nearer, My God, to Thee”, ”The Flag of Newfoundland,” “God Save the King”. While the above program was being played, an immense crowd of people assembled, and were loud in their praise of the band. Before leaving the Convent grounds, Hon. J.D. Ryan warmly congratulated Rev. Father Clark and Professor James Power, and the members of the band, on their splendid success. As a token of his appreciation of the band, he very generously donated ten dollars for its benefit. Mr. M. Parsons, President of the Society, thanked Hon. Mr. Ryan for his generous donation. The brass band was started about three months ago, and the success it has attained in so short a time, reflects the greatest credit on its members, but above all, on Prof. James Power. Since the inauguration of the Torbay T.A. and B. Society, 28 years ago, by the Rev. Fr. Clarke, it has been a great desire to add a brass band to the Society. Today his wish has been realized. Like everything that Father Clarke has undertaken in the extensive parish of Torbay, the band is certainly a decided success. No doubt when its members get more time for tuition and practice, it will be second to none in the Island, outside of St. John’s. — Com |
| August 16, 1907 || DAMAGES PIER || Yesterday morning at 6.30, while the S.S. Strod was being towed down the harbor by the tug John Green, the two ropes parted, and the steamer’s stern swung in on Harvey’s & Co.’s Eastern Pier, striking it with considerable force, and breaking of the heavy shores and planks with so much matchwood. A section of the wharf, about twenty-five feet long and seven feet wide, was torn up, to repair which, will cost about seven hundred dollars. Men were engaged yesterday morning clearing away the wreckage to enable the Rosalind to berth there on her arrival. |
| August 16, 1907 || INGRAHAM RETURNS || The tug Ingraham, returned this morning from the scene of the wreck, Micmac, at Broad Cove. She brought along the Captain, Officers and crew, and the two lady passengers. The Micmac is now a total wreck, and if a sea heaves in, she will more than likely go to pieces. A little of her cargo has been saved, and when the Ingraham left, a number of boats were near the wreck. The cause of the steamer going ashore was dense fog. |
| August 16, 1907 || NAUTICAL || S.S. Carthaginian arrived at Halifax at 5 a.m. yesterday. Barqt. Jenny Jones, 27 days from Troon, with a cargo of coal for Baine Johnstone & Co., arrived in port yesterday morning. |
| August 16, 1907 || PERSONAL || Magistrate Lilly, of Trinity, is in town. Mr. Ernest Simmons of Harbor Grace, is in town, and staying at the Crosbie. Mr. P.F. O’Reilly, of Placentia, arrived in town, last night, and is staying et the Crosbie. Mrs. C.B. Blackie, of Sydney, arrived by express yesterday afternoon, on a visit of some weeks duration, to her brother, Mr. P.T. McGrath. |
| August 16, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || Mr. C.F. Taylor left for Little Bay by yesterday’s express.
The Christian Brothers school will re open Monday next.
In the storm of the 5th August, two small fishing schooners came to grief at Cow Head, St. George’s.
Mr. C. Bradley, late of the T.N. Co.’s Baggage Department, came by yesterday’s express from Regina.
A number of city workmen left by last evenings express for Winnipeg, where they will go harvesting.
The schooner Bonus, Capt. William Vincent, arrived Saturday at St. George’s, with 455 qtls codfish, which was procured at Canadian Labrador.
About 300 persons went out by the 2.30 excursion train yesterday. They were mostly friends of the different brigades, now camping along the line.
Mr. John F. Donovan, Brigus, was married last evening, to Mrs. Barter of Bay of Islands. His Lordship, Bishop McNeil performed the ceremony.
A gentleman who spent a day fishing at Port aux Basques, Nfld., returned last night from the Ancient Colony, with 12 sea trout, that weight 38 pounds. The fish were caught at a spot that has seldom, if ever, been fished before, and adds another to the many known fine streams along the West Coast. — Sydney Post.
Seventy-eight salmon, all good sized ones, is the record of one Nova Scotian in ten days on the West Coast of Newfoundland — at Granny’s Brook and Little River. To Ex-Mayor Stuart, of Truro, belongs the honour. Sent by a Reporter, the veteran fisherman said it was the best catch of salmon he has ever made. — Halifax Herald.
The weather along the line yesterday, was as fine as any experienced the season. Last night’s reports were: -- Port aux Basques — calm; fine; 58 above. Bay of Islands — W, light; fine; 62 above. Quarry — calm; fine; 58 above. Bishop’s Falls — S.W.; light, fine, 54 above. Clarenville — W.; light; fine; 57 above.
Whitbourne — S.W.; light; fine; 54 above.
On Saturday afternoon last, as engine No. 60, Driver Lawlor, was going West with six cars laden with ballast, an accident took place at Corner Brook. The engine jumped the track close by Stewart’s shop, and the ballast cars followed the course of the engine, tearing up the track for a distance of over 200 feet. One of the employees, Eugen Francois, jumped from the train, and hurt his back and one leg. Simeon Shevalier, also had slight injury done one of his arms. Dr. Fisher, who happened to be at Corner Brook, attended the men. The engine and cars were quickly replaced on the rails, and the track fixed in time for No. 5 train to pass over. — Western Star.
There were 7 bankers at Cape Broyle yesterday, looking for squid.
Squid and fish were plentiful on the local grounds yesterday, and hook and liners did well.
A bicycle found in Baird’s Cove last night, and brought to the Police Station, awaits an owner there.
The Quidi Vidi fishermen did well yesterday. Some of the hook and line men had as much as 14 cwt.
The kinetoscope entertainment at the Star Hall did not take place last night, owing to the non-arrival of the pictures.
Mr. W. Pippy has been granted a commission as Lieutenant in the Methodist Guards.
The Municipal Council holds its regular weekly meeting at 7.30 tonight.
A little fish was taken by traps at Witless Bay yesterday, and hook and liners did well.
Mr. George Williams Sr., Wharf-Finger at Job’s Bros. & Co’s, is off on a well earned vacation. Mr Williams will visit Placentia and Harbor Breton.
Only one arrest was made by the Police last night - a drunk.
The Supreme Court opened at Bay of Islands Tuesday, several cases coming up for hearing. The lawyers in attendance were Messrs Furlong, Warren, Summers and McNeily.
A regatta will likely be held at Bay of Islands the first week in September. Monday last, a committee was formed, to make arrangements for the conducting of the affair.
The B.I.S. and Feildian Blues who drew on Wednesday night, will contest again this evening at 6.30. These teams are very evenly matched, and a good game may be expected. This match if decisive, will close the League games for this season.
By ad. in another column, it will be seen that Miss Jordan, assisted by some
of our leading vocalist and instrumentalists, will give a recital in the College
Hall on Tuesday evening next. Being arranged by Miss Jordan is sufficient
guarantee that it will be a success.
| August 16, 1907 || DEATHS || MAIDMENT — At 4.30 last evening, Gilbert George, beloved son of the late Samuel and Annie Maidment, aged 18 years. Funeral to train at 7.45 a.m. Saturday, from his late residence 39 Parade Street. |
| August 17, 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || Mr. Ernest Hawkins, while cycling down Brown’s Hill on Wednesday morning, got an ugly spill near the embankment. He was bruised and shaken up by the fall, but not seriously hurt.
Miss Winnie Kent for Placentia, went out by Wednesday morning’s train. Messrs J.T. Lawton, W.H. Kennedy and Miss Bryden for St. John’s, left by that evening’s train.
Miss Rhoda Munn whose vocation is that of a Nurse at Montreal, arrived by Tuesday night’s train from St. John’s, where she had spent a few days with friends. She will stay a few weeks here, with her mother at Beachead, before returning to Montreal.
Little Ada BADCOCK, whose illness was mentioned in last notes, died early on Wednesday morning, aged 9 years. It was known her illness was fatal, and much sympathy is felt for the bereaved parents, Mr. and Mrs. G.H. Badcock
The funeral of the late Andrew PARSONS took place at 4 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, and was attended largely by our citizens. Mr. Parsons was a member of three societies, the British, S.O.E., and Masonic bodies, whose members accompanied the remains to their last resting place. Interment was made at the Methodist cemetery.
Miss Coady held a basket party for her pupils and friends at the Academy Hall on Wednesday afternoon. A large number of guests were present, and the occasion was an enjoyable one, which gave satisfaction to all. In the evening, a dance which was participated in by the older guests, was continued till midnight, and all thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Mr. R. Brazil furnished the music.
Messrs Munn & Co.’s steamer Louise, arrived from Labrador at 6 p.m. Wednesday. She reports the weather stormy at Labrador. Fish struck in at Holton, Five Islands and Horse Hr., on August 2nd. There is good fishery at Emily Harbor, especially at Southern Labrador, and French Shore, with hook and line. Most of the craft have gone North and have not yet returned. The Louise left Snug Harbor on the night of Aug. 10th., and the French Shore on Aug. 13th.
Shortly after 11 a.m. on Wednesday, the pupils of the R.C. Academy and some friends, among whom were Messrs W.J. Lynch, T Hanrahan, W.A. Oke, W.H. Kennedy, W. Madigan, R.K. Kennedy, and John Casey jr., assembled at the schoolroom to witness the presentation of an address of farewell and a gift, to the late Principal of the Academy, Mr. J.T. Lawton, upon the eve of his departure from this town. The boys had asked Mr. Lynch to act as Chairman of the assembly, and the gentleman responding to the honour done him, occupied the position with ease, and in a few felicitous sentences, expressed the pleasure it offered him to be present in so honourable a capacity, and referred in a kindly manner to Mr. Lawton’s connection with the Academy. He then called upon Master W.H. Casey to read the address, which was printed upon white satin, elegantly illustrated, and bearing a picture of the Cathedral and the Academy. Master Casey read the following address in a clear, distinct and expressive tone:
To John T. Lawton, Esq., J.P. etc.
Dear Mr. Lawton, — We, your late pupils, have learned with feelings of deepest regret, of your intended departure from us. During the years we have been under your tuition, we have found you ever striving earnestly for our advancement, and we have recognized that it was your constant aim to equip your pupils with that practical education, which would best suit them for the great battle of life. Thus, having in mind that the school boy is the prospective citizen into your pupils principles of manliness and good citizenship.
The Kindliness and patience which you have always displayed towards your pupils, have secured their lasting esteem and affection; and in the retrospect of our schooldays, we shall ever regard you, not alone as an inestimable teacher, but also as a sincere friend.
Wishing you the highest success in your new profession, and requesting the acceptance of the accompanying little gift, we remain, Your affectionate pupils, M.J. O’BRIEN, W.H. CASEY, On behalf of the students of the R.C. Academy. Harbor Grace, August 14th, ‘07.
Then Masters Casey and O’Brien stepped forwarded, and made the presentations to Mr. Lawton; where upon their late Master replied verbally at some length to the address, thanking the boys sincerely for their expression of esteem and kindly regard, as evidenced that day. He had no doubt that they regretted his leaving, after 16 years labour in their school. He had tried to do his best to give his pupils a sound, practical education, and he rejoiced in the knowledge that during his stay in Harbor Grace, he has never been unduly harsh to the boys, who he always thought could be more generally instructed and educated, through kindness, than through harshness. He touched upon many incidents in school life, and gave some ideas of his own respecting the best methods of instruction. He then wished the Academy every success in the future, and asked the boys to be studious under the suition of his successor. He expressed a wish that his late pupils would keep up a correspondence with him, and then bade them farewell.
Master Casey proposed, and Master O’Brien seconded, a vote of thanks to Mr. J.A. Power for so artistically illuminating the address cloth. The vote was passed unanimously. A verse of “Auld Lang Syne” was sung, and the assembly dispersed.
Messrs Donald Morison, Ernest Simmonds for St. John’s; Miss Bartlett for Brigus, Miss Lily Sparcklin for Port Blandford, Miss Pasha for Gooseberry Islands, and Mr. E. Sheppard for Norris Arm, went out by this evening’s train.
A cricket match was played today at Shannon Park, between Bay Roberts and Harbor Grace teams. The scores were as follows: — 1 st
inning, Hr. Grace 44, Bay Roberts 39; 2nd inning Hr. Grace 49, Bay Roberts 21 —
making 39 ahead for Hr. Grace. CORRESPONDENT, Hr. Grace, Aug 15th, ‘07.
| August 17, 1907 || A WELL-KEPT ROAD AT LAST! || A most notable and prized improvement, attained in the present smooth and dry condition of the Torbay Road and Pouch Cove Line, over their former indifferent and ill kept state, since Mr. James Parsons of Flat Rock, has assumed charge of the inspection, is reported by a gentleman who has just travelled over them. His attention was attracted at first to the roads, by the absence of stones on the surface, and by its uncommon smoothness. Walking was rendered comparatively easy, compared with this experience over its rugged and rocky condition on previous occasion; the invariable rule then, being stumbling horses and jolting drivers, pressed to the last limit of endurance. Now, it is in splendid order for every kind of pleasure vehicle, whither victorias, motor cars, or bicycles; and a drive over it is a real pleasure. Warrington’s Bridge has been rebuilt solidly; four steel girders, each twenty-eight feet long, have been laid down, and its width increased to nineteen feet; the Gulley Bridge has been likewise strengthened with four steel girders, each twenty-four feet long, and broadened to nineteen feet. A number of water pipes have also been laid across depressed levels of the road from drain to drain, ensuring their exemption from rain filled ruts and holes, which abounded so plentifully on that line before, to the destruction of harness and carts. The improvements are still going on under Mr. Parsons’ vigilant supervision, who gets four times more good out of the road grant than ever was accomplished before, to the great relief of the people from the King’s Bridge to Pouch Cove. |
| August 17, 1907 || NAUTICAL || S.S. Regulus left Sydney Thursday night for this port. S.S. Siberian leaves Philadelphia today for St. John’s. S.S. City of Bombay, leaves Liverpool today for this port. Barqt. Aureola is now due at Gaspe Que, with a cargo of salt from Cadiz. Steamer Mary Nickerson, sails today for Bell Island, taking a full freight. Schooner Fn— ?[Could be EMPIRE - hard to read. GW] Otterson, has arrived at Oporto, after a passage of 22 days. Schooner Dictator, Moore, left Grand Bank yesterday morning for Oporto, taking 2120 quintals of fish. Schooner Avalon, Horwood, left Fortune yesterday morning, with about 3,000 quintals fish for Oporto.
S.S. Adventure arrived at Gander Bay yesterday morning, and will load lumber there for New York. S.S. Rosalind, Clarke, sails at 1 p.m. today for Halifax and New York, taking the following passengers from here: Hugh Trefry, W.A. Smith, R. Allen, G.L Dyer , M. Manson, F.G. Roe, Sonne, R.L. Baxter; Misses Vale (2), J. Pilley,
and fifteen in steerage. |
| August 17, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || Rev. John Roe, P.P. Hr. Main, was in town yesterday.
Some new fish was offered for sale yesterday and fetched $6.50 a Quintal. It came from Petty Harbor.
There were two steamers loading at Bell Island yesterday, and another outside awaiting a chance to load.
Now comes another Chicago University Professor with the announcement that sea gulls can talk. So can the land variety.
Dogfish have been plentiful on the Cape St. Mary’s grounds the last week, much to inconvenience of the fishermen.
There is a good sign of squid on the Southern Shore the last few days, and in consequence, the hook and liners have done fairly well.
Some of the round-trippers on the Rosalind, visited places outside the city yesterday, and were delightfully pleased with what they saw.
The fish on the local grounds, which has been “glutted” the last few days and would not bite, are now beginning to take bait, and the hook and liners are expecting to do well during the next few weeks.
There were several Nova Scotian bankers at Cape Broyle looking for bait, yesterday. Squid was fairly plentiful, and they will likely secure supplies today. There are also many other bankers along the West Coast seeking bait.
The Shamrock Club will hold their annual excursion to Harbor Grace, the last general holiday. As in the past, it promises to be successful. The Shamrocks are well known in Harbor Grace, and on each visit are well received.
The latest luxury on board the newest ocean liner, is a veranda café, which the accomplished Press Agent describes as affording a sensation like that of dining on the bow of some lofty cliff, swept by ocean breezes, with an outlook of ocean and sky alone. Let it be hoped also, that the tables where one partakes of choice viands, are located within quick and easy access of the rail.
While Walter Wellman chafes at the delays which have hindered his aerial flight in search of the North Pole, Lieut. Shackleton, of the English Army, with a specially constructed motor car and a herd of trained Siberian ponies, is hoping to penetrate the Antarctic regions. It is a sort of competition for Polar honours, which will lend itself to the practice of the wagering instinct of men.
Edward CHURCHILL, an elderly resident of Portugal Cove, dropped dead Thursday afternoon. During the forenoon, he was in excellent health, and was engaged spreading fish on his flakes. Soon after dinner, while two little girls were the only occupants of the house with him, he was seized with an attack of heart failure, and dropped dead. He lay on the floor, and the children played for some time, unconscious of the fact that he was dead. Eventually, they told some neighbours of what occurred, and the sad event caused much sorrow. Mr. Churchill was 77 years of age, and a respected resident of Portugal Cove.
It seems to have been judicially settled, that by the action of the French Government, in expelling the Carthusian Monks from the property where they manufacture the famous liqueur known as Chartreuse, they were deprived not only of their establishment, but of the right to the use of the name of perhaps the finest liqueur produced anywhere in the world. The Courts hold that the French Government sequsetator succeeded to all the rights of the old monastery, and that the Monks took none of these with them when they went to Spain, where they now produce the same liqueur. The old name alone is said to be worth a fortune.
Work on the new line of Water Works, where the old pipes are being removed, is progressing favourable, and 2,000 feet of trenching has been done to date. The new pipes will arrive soon, and the work will be completed by the fall.
Goats have been running at large on Field St., and during the last two nights, have entered and destroyed the plants growing in several gardens. The people are desirous that the impounder visit the vicinity in the mornings or evening, and attend to the nuisance.
The Glencoe arrived at Placentia at 10.15 a.m. yesterday with the following passengers: – J.A. Buffett, A. Knight, W. Parsons, F. Curtis, W.H. Conroy, W. Butler, Mr. Dougall, J.P. Burke, Sister Aloyisus, Sister M Joseph, Miss Forsey, Miss Pike, Miss Marshall, Miss Hickman, Miss Gabrial and child.
The entertainment at the Nickle, yesterday afternoon and evening, drew crowded houses, and was much enjoyed by all present. This was evident from the applause. Thursday’s program was repeated, the different pictures creating much amusement, particularly, “Jim’s Apprenticeship”. This picture is certainly a “dandy” and should be seen by all.
The Bruce arrive at Port aux Basques at 7.10 a.m. yesterday, with 47 passengers, including Mrs. T. Carfield, Mrs. Thomas Carfield, Miss A. Connolly, Mrs. R.G. Roach, Miss B. Davis, G.R. Wood, W and Mrs. Park, Mrs. G. Parnell, Miss E. Parnell, D.P. and Mrs Duff, E.F. Genson, E.F. Gillis, H. Sweetland, W.J. and Mrs. Lynch, C. Smith, Joe and Mrs. Campbell, Miss Carrigan, Miss H Jewell, Rev. B. Leppe. R.A. Fulton, Miss Mulloy, W.D. and Mrs. Power, Jos. Power, W.L. Shields, Mayor J.S. Hamilton, and 17 others. The express is due at noon.
The Broad Cove Regatta takes place Thursday next.
Capt. A. Neilson leaves today by the S.S. Rosalind, for a trip to Boston and New York on business and pleasure.
Rev. Dr. Curitis will preach at Alexander St. Church tomorrow night. For fervour of appeal, and strong reasoning from the word of God, the learned Doctor has few equals.
By Thursday express, 30 labourers left for Grand Falls. Most of the men have had experience in the woods, and their service will likely command good wages at Grand Falls.
Mr. Richard Skiffington arrived by the S.S. Rosalind from Boston, on a visit to his father, who is now dangerously ill. Mr. Skiffington is a brother of Watchman Skiffington, and is well known in the city, and left here about 9 years ago for the Hub, where he has now a lucrative position.
The weather conditions along the line yesterday, were the finest for the season. Before noon, and up to 6 p.m., the temperatures were high. At night there was a drop in the mercury, the latest reports being: —
Port aux Basques — calm, fine, 52 above. Bay of Islands — E., light, fine, 54 above. Quarry — calm, fine, 56 above. Bishop’s Falls — calm, fine, 48 above. Clarenville — calm. fine, 58 above. Whitbourne — calm, fine, 53 above.
Barqt. J. Percy Bartram is on her way from Cadiz to Gaspe, Que.
There were no arrests made by the Police last night.
The steamers Newfoundland, and Grand Lake, are now on the Dry Dock undergoing repairs.
There was a heavy hoare frost in town and suburbs Thursday night, and Friday morning, bridges on the country roads were white with frost.
The following guests registered at the Crosbie yesterday: – Mr. P. Cashin, Cape Broyle, Nellie Cantley, Jean Sutherland, Donald Sinclar, Frank Sutherland, Colin Fraser, New Glasgow, N.S.; H. Slocombe Fishgarde, Eng; Jas. G. Still, Aberdeen, Scot.
A letter dated August 11th was received Thursday, by a gentleman in the city,
from Mr. Garland, who fell from the mast of a vessel at Port Saunders recently,
in which he states that his injuries were not as serious as reported, and that
he will be all right within a few days.
| August 17, 1907 || DEATHS || SOPER — Friday evening, Lawrence, infant child of Albert and Hannah I Soper, age 3 months. |
| August 19, 1907 || SATURDAY’S ACCIDENT || Saturday afternoon, Edward O’Reilly, son of Mr. A.W. O’Reilly, Water St., had a narrow escape from death. The lad was leaning against the railing on the South Side Road, just above Browning’s Mill, watching some other boys who were swimming in a pool close by. The fence suddenly collapsed and O’Reilly was precipitated of about 12 feet. He was picked up in a semi-conscious condition, bruised and cut, and taken to a residence close by, and after regaining his senses, was taken home. The practice of leaning against such railings is considerably indulged in by young and old, and particularly at night time, in that locality. There are many such dangerous places, besides that on the Southside; some of them, unsafe bridges, being in a very unsafe condition. Attention should be given them forthwith, as it will be too late when, perhaps, a fatal accident has occurred. |
| August 19, 1907 || OFF FOR THE NORTHWEST || By yesterday’s express, Messrs A Sparkes, formerly of Steers Bro.; G. Meehan, of the Board of Works office; E. White and E. Hill, of Knowling’s, and C. Bradley of the R. N. Co., left for the Canadian North West, where they intend to settle down. They are the pioneer contingent of Newfoundland young men, and their intention in to locate as near to each other as possible. At the Station, numerous friends were present to see them off. That good-luck attends them in their new homes, is the wish of all. |
| August 19, 1907 || NEW QUARRY NOW WORKING || About a month ago, application was made for quarry rights at Smith’s Sound, T.B., and today, C. Jones, an experienced Welsh Quarry Man, has 20 men busily engaged at work. The slate is said to be a superior quality, and the venture is looked upon to be a paying one. The owners are practically all local men, though we learn some, outside capital has also been put up, to finance the initial work. |
| August 19, 1907 || THE BIGGEST BANKING TRIP || What will likely be one of the biggest banking trips on record, will be landed this season, by Capt. W. Hollett, of Burin. In the spring, he secured 1,200 quintals, he and his brothers being high liners. When the caplin struck in, he proceeded to the straits, where fish was plentiful, and soon filled his vessel. Cod continuing abundant, he put his banker into Brandy Harbor, and when last heard from, had 1.000 quintals, which together with 1,200 already ashore, gives him 2,800 quintals. Capt. Hollett, who is one of our most successful banking Masters, will likely go over the 3,000 mark before the voyage closes. |
| August 19, 1907 || CATALINA FLEET POORLY FISHED || The banking fleet fishing from Catalina this season, have done very poorly to date. The Kuvera, T. Lodge, is high liner with 500 quintals; the Drummer’s Tax, R. House, has only 800 quintals, and the Caxtus has less than 300. The vessels did not prosecute the voyage as early as the Western fleet, and their catches were made on caplin bait. The three bankers received baitings of squid at Perlican and Trinity last week, and have sailed again for the grounds. |
| August 19, 1907 || RIFLEMEN GONE || Messrs T.A. Laurence, R.G. Winter, G.E. Blackmore, J. Murphy, and W.H. Greene, left by yesterday’s express for Canada, to take in the big Canadian R.A. shoot, which opens the 26th August. There will be about 2,000 riflemen present at the meet, during which, the international contest for the Palmer Trophy takes place. Our Local Club were offered a place in this competition but could not get a full team together. Good results are expected from the city men |
| August 19, 1907 || BROKE HIS ARM || Richard Murphy, an employee at the West End Tannery, accidently broke his arm Saturday afternoon last. While engaged at work, he unconsciously got his arm caught in the machinery, and before he could withdraw it, the bone cracked. He was driven to a Doctor immediately after the happening, who put the broken member in splints. |
| August 19, 1907 || AFFECTING FAREWELL || TO REV. DR. MURPHY, P.P. His Lordship, Bishop March, has promoted Rev. Dr. Murphy to the Parish of Bonavista, and the Church of Holyrood, Sunday, bade farewell to him. In his departure, the community lost a good and noble Priest, and one of its worthiest and best loved citizens. The Rev. Dr. Murphy has been Pastor of Holyrood for thirteen years. His pastorate has been distinguished by zealous and successful efforts, and the Church has prospered materially and spiritually. In those thirteen years, the new Church has been built and finished, two new school houses erected, the Church grounds beautified, the rebuilding of the old presbytery commenced, and the Star Hall completed. In all, though a large sum was expended, the parish is free of debt. The work has prospered otherwise, and besides confirming and strengthening his people in their zeal for the Church, the Pastor has always fostered a united and broad-minded spirit amongst them. Rev. Dr. Murphy leaves enduring monuments behind him, but none more so than the gratitude and affection of his royal and loving congregation of Holyrood. All alike, regret his departure. He was more than merely popular. He was greatly loved, and justly so. He took a leading part, as a preacher and educationalist, as a temperance reformer, and organizer. Dr. Murphy said farewell to his people on Sunday morning. There was a large congregation present. The service proved a most affecting one, both Pastor and people being overcome with emotion. In the evening, after Benediction, addresses and purses were presented him at the Sanctuary Rails by Mrs. Captain Lewis, Miss Annie O'Rourke, and Mrs. Dwyer for the League of the Sacred Heart, and by Michael Dunphy and Sergt. Loughlin, for the members of the congregation; an address and souvenir — a handsome set of Breviaries by Edward Kirby and R. Dwyer, J.P. for the Star of Sea. Every blessing has attended his ministration in the Parish of Holyrood. The purses contained over two hundred dollars. |
| August 19, 1907 || PROSPERO ARRIVED || S.S. Prospero, Capt. Fitzpatrick, arrived in port at 6.30 Saturday evening from the Westward, after a fine passage, the weather since leaving here being splendid, with the exception of Tuesday night last, when the ship was coming out of the Gulf. On that night, a severe thunder and lighting storm was experienced, the latter being very incessant. The Prospero brought about 900 packages of freight and the following passengers: Revs. Canon Saunders, Mercer; Bro. Ryan; Brennan, Byrne; Messrs A.H. Allen, W. Long, M. O’Driscoll, P. O’Driscoll, E. Pinsent, W. Rendell, M.J. Green, H. Horwood, W. Duggan, J. Cash, D. Burke, Sr., M.Lash, T. Ryan; Mesdames M Lash, Devereaux; Master Lash and twenty-eight in second cabin. |
| August 19, 1907 || BRUCE PASSENGERS || The S.S. Bruce arrived at Placentia at 6.30 a.m. yesterday, bringing the following passengers: T and Mrs. Parrell, Mrs. W. Jenkins, Miss E. Bragg, Mrs. J.G. Sears, Miss E Duffney, G.W. Pike, L. Herman, C.E. Metcalf, H.B. Hubbard, S. Kennedy J.W. Worthington, E.J. Knapp, C.K Brown, H.B. Saunders, G.H. Garland, N.J Murray, R.H. Earle, W.J and Mrs. Sloan, T.J. Rolls, H.B. O’Brien, R.E. Chambers, F.W. Bissett, H. Hocquot, E.W. Roberts. The express is due on time. |
| August 19, 1907 || S.S. DAGEID IN PORT || The S.S. Dageid, Capt. Steensen, arrived in port at two o’clock yesterday morning, from Montreal and Gulf ports. Fine weather was experienced during the entire passage, no fog being met; and the run from Sydney was made in thirty-five hours. The Dageid brought about two hundred tons general cargo, 35 head of cattle, and 15 sheep. |
| August 19, 1907 || PLEASANT TIME ON PROSPERO || On Thursday evening last, a very enjoyable affair took place in the dining saloon of the S.S. Prospero, the occasion being a dinner to celebrate the sixty-second birthday of the Rev. Fr. Donnelly, who was a passenger on board. The chair was very ably filled by Capt. Fitzpatrick, who proposed the health of the King. This was responded to by the company, singing God Save The King. Capt. Fitzpatrick next proposed the heath of Rev. Fr. Donnelly, who replied in a neat speech, complimenting the Capt. on the good management of his ship, and thanking the Officers, Stewards and crew, for their kindness to him and his fellow passengers during the voyage. Father Donnelly then proposed the health of Messrs Bowring Bros. This was responded to by Capt. Fitzgerald, and the singing of, ‘For They are jolly good fellows’. The health of Rev. Canon Saunders was the next toast, being proposed by Father Donnelly, and responded to by Canon Saunders, who paid a passing tribute to Father Donnelly, and took the opportunity to thank the Capt., Officers, and crew, for helping to make the voyage such an enjoyable one, and also to congratulate Messrs Bowring Bros. on having such a worthy staff to man the good ship. The health of the Christian Brothers was then proposed by Canon Saunders, who complimented the society on the good work done by them in this Colony. This was responded to by Father Ryan. Father Donnelly next proposed the health of Professor A.H. Allen, who responded in a neat speech. The company then retired to the social hall, where a musical program was gone through being as follows: — Instrumental solo – Prof Allen, songs, “While the leaves came drifting down” – Mr. Walsh; song “Scotland yet” – Jas. McKinley; instrumental solo, “The accordion with the broken notes” – Prof Allan; song, I saw from the beach” – Rev. Bro. Brennan. The entertainment closed with the singing of Auld Lang Syne and GOD SAVE THE KING. |
| August 19, 1907 || MAN BECOMES INSANE || On the last trip of the Prospero, a man violently insane, was brought from Pushthrough to Harbor Breton. The unfortunate man, whose home is at Bay du Nord, has been engaged as a Telegraph Line Repairer for the past twenty years, and was in the best of health in mind and body, up to quite recently. One day last week, he was cutting hay, and suddenly felt a severe pain in his head, caused by the intense heat of the sun, and became almost immediately violently insane. He was taken to Pushthough to await the Prospero, and while there, jumped over the wharf several times, and narrowly escaped being drowned. On the arrival of the Prospero, he was taken on board and brought to Harbor Breton, and left in charge of Magistrate Way, who will make out the necessary papers, and send him on here to the Lunatic Asylum. |
| August 19, 1907 || OBITUARY || MALONE. Mr. T. Fitzgibbon, Water Street West, had a message yesterday from Carbonear, informing him of the death of Mr. Maurice MALONE, who formerly carried on business on Water Street West, but removed to Carbonear, his native town, a few years ago. His illness was of short duration, he having been visiting the city only a few days ago. Deceased was known as an upright citizen, and his many charitable acts while here, will not be soon forgotten. His almost sudden demise will be learnt with regret, by his many friends in the city. Interment takes place at Carbonear tomorrow. |
| August 19, 1907 || THE HUGH PARRELL ESTATE || Editor Daily News: Dear Sir, — Please publish the following for me in your valuable paper. I see by the Daily News of July 24, 1907, of the arrival of Mr. Franklin R. Carpenter, who is seeking heirs to a man named Hugh Parrell, who died in West Virginia. I am probably an heir to that gentleman. I am the son of a woman named Elizabth Parrell, who came to Conche, and married John Kenny, from whom, we five sons and five daughters have descended, and are residing here. There are three dead. My mother, Elizabeth Parrel, is a sister of Mr. Michael L Parrel, Sr., of St. John’s. Also, another brother, James, is living in St. John’s, and Patrick is dead. This is all the information which I can give. MICHAEL ANTHONY KENNY,
Conche, August 5th, 1907. |
| August 19, 1907 || NAUTICAL || S.S. Rosalind, Capt. Clarke, sailed for Halifax and New York at 1.30 p.m. Saturday. Schooner Owen Morris, arrived at 1.30 yesterday afternoon from Cadiz, with salt to A.S. Rendell & Co. Schooner Nellie M., Capt. T. Rumsey, 19 days from Barbados, reached port yesterday afternoon, with a cargo of molasses, to Bishop and Monroe. S.S. Regulus, Capt. Wakeham, arrived in port from Sydney, Saturday afternoon, having had a fine passage down. She brought a full cargo of coal to A .Harvey & Co. |
| August 19, 1907 || STEAMERS || BOWRINGS: S.S. Prospero sails West at 10 a.m. on Wednesday. S.S. Portia arrived at Tilt Cove at 7 p.m. going North.
REIDS: Home is due at Bonne Bay. Ethie leaves Clarenville this morning. Clyde leaves Lewisporte this morning. Dundee leaves Port Blandford this morning. Glencoe left Placentia at 6 p.m. Saturday. Virginia Lake is due at Tilt Cove. Argyle leaves Placentia this p.m., on the Merasheen
| August 19, 1907 || PERSONAL || Mr. D.P. Osmond, Morteon’s Hr., who was in town on business, left for home last evening. Mr. J.C. Strong, left by yesterday’s express to spend a few days fishing at Come-by-Chance. Rev. Canon Saunders, who was making the round trip by the Prospero, returned by her Saturday. Revs. Bros. Ryan, Brennan and Byrth, who were making round trip by the Prospero, returned Saturday. Manager Peters, of the Bank of Montreal, Bay of Islands, who was visiting friends in the city, left for home last evening. Rev. W.J. Dean, formerly of Carbonear, and now of Gaspe, N.B., was married on August 1st, to Miss Fanny E Copp of Port Elgin. Mr. G.H. Garland, of the Anglo office, who has been on an extended visit to the old Country, the States, and Canada, will arrive by today’s express. Mr. A.H. Allen, Organist and Choir Master of the C. of E. Cathedral, arrived by the Prospero Saturday evening, having made the round trip. Messrs W. Long, M. O’Driscoll, P. O’Driscoll, E. Pinsent, W. Rendell, M.J. Green, and W. Duggan, who were making the round trip by the Prospero, returned Saturday. Mr. T. Parrell, who has been absent from the city for the last 15 years, and who now holds a lucrative position in Boston, will arrive by the express on a visit to friends; Mrs. Parrell accompanies him.
George G. Taylor has passed his intermediate M.B. (Medical Bacenlaureus) examination in the London Hospital and Medical College, with honours in Physiology. Mr. Taylor is a son of the Rev. Edgar Taylor of Green’s Harbor, and a nephew of Mr. G.W. Gushue, Minister of the Board of works.
The North Sydney Correspondent of Sydney Post says: — “The Many friends of John Shauno, the obliging Postal Clerk of the Newfoundland Government here, will rejoce
to learn of his speedy recovery from a sudden attack of heart failure, which
prostrated him yesterday, while on his way home to the noon luncheon.”
| August 19, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || The Glencoe took the following passengers outward from Placentia Saturday: – Miss Stone, Chambers, P. Janes, F.C. Wills, E. Adams, E. Ross, E. Andrews, Ensign Moulton and two children, J. Goff, F.G. Walton, Capt. Bonia, S.W. Park, Miss Goff, Miss Avery, L Micholl, G. Williams, in saloon, and 4 second class.
The weather was fine along the line yesterday forenoon, but in the afternoon it became dull and rainy at several places. Last night’s reports are: — Port aux Basque — S.W., light, dull, 52 above. Bay of Islands — Calm, dull, 52 above. Quarry — S.E., W., light, dull, 64 above. Bishop’s Falls — S. W., dull, 64 above.
Clarenville — W., light, dull, 60 above. Whitbourne — W., light, dull, 66 above.
Yesterday afternoon, as Charles Sceans was walking through Bannerman Park, a boy threw a stone, cutting through his cap and scalp, making a wound about five inches long. The habit of stone-throwing by young boys is very prevalent, and should be put to a stop, as accidents are bound to happen while it is allowed to continued.
The express last evening, took out a large number of passengers, including, C.C. White, R. McKenzie, Mrs. Quinton, Miss Dillon, J.C. Strang, G. Bradley, J.W. Verge, E.C. Hill, Miss Murphy, Miss Crawford, Miss Fitzgerald, D.P. Osmond, Mr. Perriott, J Ashley, H.F. Winton, J. Murphy, A.M. Peters, Gunlack, Holland, Rede, C.R. Chambers, W.A. Greene, G.A. Blackmore, G. Meehan, A. Sparkes.
The S.S. Prospero, and schooner Margaret Murray, are now on the Dry Dock, getting painted up.
Two Scotch Moulders, who came here two years ago, when the strike was on, left for Canada yesterday.
The Intercolonial Railroad concern has recently established a provident or pension fund, from which old servants are to receive retiring allowances, following long and faithful service. The first two beneficiaries at Halifax, are Michael Jones and Patrick McGrath. The former is an Irishman by birth, having gone to Halifax when about 18 years old, and has served the I.C.R. ever since — 52 years. Mr. McGrath is a Newfoundlander born, but went to Halifax at the age of 22. Of the half century lived there, thirty-six years was served in the I.C.R. in various capacities. Now at the age of 72, he is provided with a pension, and may spend his remaining years in comfort, at the Macara St. Home. Mr. MGrath has a wife and ten children, and fourteen grandchildren, to cheer his declining days.
The banker Marshal Adams, ran short of salt on her last trip, and but for the happening, would have likely secured considerably more fish.
Owing to a death in the family of one of the B.I.S. Team, the Feildians, out of courtesy to that club, have kindly consented to have the charity match, which was set down for this evening, postponed until Wednesday night.
A lad named Belman, of Cabot Street, met with an nasty accident at one of the suburban ponds, Saturday afternoon. With some other lads, he was swimming, and in diving, his leg came in contact with a rock, and was cut considerably. The boy lost much blood, and had to be driven to his home, where a Doctor put seven stitches in the wound.
Some of the traps on the local grounds did fairly well Saturday. Hook and liners also had large catches.
There was one arrest made by the Police Saturday night, a drunk and disorderly. He will appear before His Honour this morning.
Mr. Joseph Ashley, who was at Grand Falls for some months, came to town Saturday, to visit his parents. He returned by yesterday’s express
Albert Mark Guy’s schooner, returned to catalina last week from the Straits, with 300 quintals of fish, for five men. She has since discharged, taken supplies, and sailed again for Labrador.
The. S.S Harmony, Jackson, arrived from the Moravian Missionary Station, Saturday morning. The Harmony was as far as Okak, where she arrived August 10th. She reports very little improvement in the fishery, since the news brought by the Virginian Lake. Between Okak
and Hopedale, the Harmony passed about 300 schooners going North, all of which
looked poorly fished.
| August 19, 1907 || DEATHS || ANGEL — On August 18th, after a long and painful illness, Bridget, beloved wife of the late Thomas Angel, leaving 3 sons to mourn their sad loss. Funeral on Tuesday at 2.30 p.m., from her late residence, 9 Banbrisk Street. Friends will please accept this the only intimation. No crepe.
HOLLAND — On Sunday morning August 18th, Catherine, beloved wife of John M Holland, (Shoemaker) a native of Carrick-on-Suir, County Waterford, Ireland. Funeral on Tuesday at 2.30 p.m., from her late residence, 49 New Gower Street. Boston and Montreal please copy.
COLLINS — On Saturday, August 17th, William, son of the late Patrick and
Catherine Collins; leaving one brother and three sisters to mourn their sad
loss. Funeral today at 2.30 p.m., from his late residence, No. 4 Queen’s Road.
Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend without further
| August 20, 1907 || AFTER 4 WEEKS || At 1.55 last evening, the body of the little lad Dooley, who strayed from his home July 22nd last, was found floating in the harbor near McLoughlin’s wharf. The corpse was in a terrible state of decomposition, and the clothing had fallen away from the body. Constable Tobin and Cody were informed of the discovery and hurried to the scene. Seeing the condition of the body, which was caught and held between two wharf “shores”, they secured some felt paper which was placed underneath it, and by this process was landed in a boat, and afterwards covered with canvas. Later, a canvas stretcher was sent from the Police Station, and in this, the body was conveyed to the Morgue, where Undertaker Martin coffined it for burial. The floating corpse was found by a man named Ansell, one of the crew of the Grace, landing lumber at Horwood’s wharf, while he was ‘uncasting’ a line. He immediately informed the Police. The story that the little boy was drowned on the Southside is now not considered. A full investigation will be made into the matter by the Police. |
| August 20, 1907 || POTATO CROP WELL SHORT || An authority who defies contradiction, says that shipments of American and Canadian potatoes now arriving in town, are short of the regulation standard weight — 130 pounds. One purchaser it is stated, weighed five barrels within a week, the weights with the package, averaging from 147 to 151 pounds. At the present high prices for potatoes the buyers, particularly those who retail them, would like to receive full weight. |
| August 20, 1907 || LABRADOR BANKS. THE TRAWLERS || Four years ago, some American bankers went to Labrador and trawled in the offer grounds, some with success, others with failure. Last year, two of our local bankers fished on the same grounds, both doing well. One secured 800 the other about 500 quintals. The success of these two banking Masters inspired a number of others, and this fall, almost a third of the local banking fleet will be fishing at Labrador. Trawling on Labrador is not desired by the Shoremen or the regular “Floaters” who have already protested against the matter. |
| August 20, 1907 || S.S. AGGIE ARRIVES || The S.S. Aggie, Capt. Barnes, arrived in port at nine o’clock yesterday morning, from the Straits, where she had been with salt and supplies for Captain Daggett. Captain Barnes reports fish plentiful at Belle Isle and Quirpon, but salt is still very scarce there, and unless a supply is sent soon, much fish will be spoiled. The Aggie coals at A. Harvey & Co.’s today, after which she will load supplies for Labrador. |
| August 20, 1907 || CAUGHT ON TRAWLS || Messrs P.H. Cowan & Co., received a message yesterday, to the effect that one of their Dealers, L. Dinn, had arrived at Salmonier from Cape St. Mary’s with his boat loaded, having secured fifty quintals for ten days’ fishing. This was caught on trawls. There is a good sign of fish there at present and bait is also plentiful. |
| August 20, 1907 || HISPANOLA SAILS || The banking schooner Hispanola, Capt. Walter Kennedy, leaves Holyrood this morning. for Domino, Labrador, to finish the fishing voyage. Capt. Kennedy has 120,000 squid, 70,000 of which were taken at Holyrood on Saturday. The Excelda, Capt. Lewis, sailed Saturday for Labrador, and since leaving, had an excellent run down, evidently reaching there yesterday. |
| August 20, 1907 || BIG STORM. RETURNS HOME || Yesterday morning, a number of schooners returned to Placentia, having to put in from a big Southeasterly storm that had been raging on the Cape St. Mary’s grounds since Sunday afternoon. There was a fairly good sign of fish for several days before the storm came up, and the vessels were doing well. Squid were also plentiful, and there was every prospect of all good catches, but for the storm. |
| August 20, 1907 || POOR FISHERY AT FLEMISH CAP || The fishery at Flemish Cap this year, has been the worst within 22 years of fishing of the local or foreign bankers. In past years when the Grand Bank, or the Quero Bank, or St. Pierre Bank failed, Flemish Cap was looked upon as the last and sure prospect. This season, the fishery on the “Cap has been a complete failure, and some of our local vessels have spent four weeks there and only secured from 25 to 59 quintals. |
| August 20, 1907 || THIS SHOULD BE STOPPED || In Hamilton Avenue and vicinity, some energetic and hardworking people have planted shrubs and sown seeds, and the result of their labours is complete destruction by goats. Since Sunday night, three gardens have been eaten by the Angoras, and there is no redress for the losers. They contend and are anxious that the Impounder lend his presence there, either before dark or before daylight. The pest complained of, is causing a big loss to these people, and the Council authorities should interfere in the matter at once. |
| August 20, 1907 || BIG CATCHES AT GREENLY ISLAND || The fishery at Greenly Island in the Straits, has been the best for many years with “floaters”. About twenty schooners fished there the season, all of which secured good trips. The weather conditions in the early part of the year were not favourable; but for this, the trip would have been even better. All the “Floaters” have returned to the different home ports. |
| August 20, 1907 || HEARTLESS ACT || Yesterday, when the body of the drowned child was recovered, the father of deceased was informed, and asked by the Police if he would have the remains taken home and buried from his house. There was an absolute refusal on the father's part; his suggestion being, “Let the Government attend to the wake and funeral, not me.” |
| August 20, 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || The schooner Cypus, Lemuel Simmonds Master, arrived from St. John’s on Thursday night with a freight of flour to Messrs Munn & Co.
Mr. Michael Tobin, Plumber, of the firm of Moore & Co., of St. John’s, was repairing the heating apparatus at the residence of Mr. A.G. Munn this week.
Rev. George Crane, whose mother died at Change Cove about a month ago, was in town on Friday. The Rev. gentleman is on a visit from England, and will remain in the country only a few days longer.
A grand musical entertainment in honour of the Shamrock excursion to this town, will be given in St. Paul’s Hall on the night of the 29th August. Judging from the known ability of those who have the matter in hand, the entertainment promises to be an attractive affair.
Little Isabel, the six year old daughter of Mr. John Casey, was hit by a he goat on Friday and severely hurt. Her injuries were such that Dr. Allan had to be called to her, and it was not till this morning that it could be said that her condition had improved.
A shebeen case occupied the attention of the Court today. The defendant was represented by council. Three witnesses were summoned for the prosecution, one of whom confessed to having drunk and paid for rum, on defendant’s premises. A postponement till Monday next was asked by the defence, and the Court granted the request.
Mr. Henry Gordon went to St. John’s by Friday evening’s train en route to Boston. Misses Fannie Cron and Gertie March left by this morning’s train for Bay Roberts, on a short visit to friends, and will return on Monday. Messrs W.B. Grives, who arrived by this afternoon’s train, and W.A. Munn, went to St. John’s by this evening’s train.
Miss Minnie Davis, daughter of the late Mr. Thomas Davis, accompanied by her mother and brother as far as St. John’s, left by Friday evening’s train for the city, to join the S.S. Rosalind for New York. Miss Davis will shortly be married to Mr. John Taylor, a former resident of this town, and now living in Pennsylvania. The newly married couple will reside in Wilkinsburg, Pa.
The Brigt Olinda, Capt. Isaac Randall, which recently brought a cargo of coal to Mesrs R.D. McRae & Sons, left this morning for Sydney to load coal for St. John’s. Messrs Munn & Co’s steamer Louise, Capt. E. Burke, left at 6 p.m. today for St. Julies, Snug Harbor, Sandy Island and other places on the Labrador, and will take up the work of fish collecting. Messrs A.G. Munn, Max Corn, and William Martin, went passengers.
The Police quite lately, have had rare shooting. This morning, a pointer dog left to starve by its owner, was put out of its misery, and the butting he goat, which attacked little Casey yesterday, was dispatched, and although Capricornus was born not “to blush unseen”, when the Constable shot it, it certainly wasted its sweetness on the tormented air. The carcase was left some hours in the eye of the sun, and numerous pedestrians, to the annoyance of the public, although the District Inspector had given positive orders for its immediate removal.
Some time ago, a largely signed petition praying for the widening of Kerry Lane, was forwarded to St. John’s. It was understood that the petitions would be considered and granted within a short while. What has become of the desire to please the petitioners? and how has it manifested this summer? It is high time for those who wish to confer a benefit, to make good a valued promise. Not a few persons are impatient at the delay, and they are voters.
A football match was played at Shannon Park on Friday evening, between the Avalon and Archibald teams. From the start, it was seen that the latter team meant to wipe off its recent defeat, if at all possible. The play throughout, was considered very rough, and it is to be regretted that practices contrary to the regulations, were indulged in by some players. The Archibald’s secured 3 goals and the Avalon 2. So dissatisfied were the Avalon with the play of the game, about 10 minute after the second half time had begun, and as a protest left the grounds.
MR. ROBERT ASH, son of Joseph and Emily Ash of Carbonear, died at that town
on Wednesday morning at the age of 29 years. Robert, who was sick for two years,
was a popular young man. He had followed the sea for more than ten years, and
had raised himself to the position of Mate, before illness prevented him from
following his life calling. He leaves a father, mother, four sisters, and four
brothers, one of whom is a Captain in British Columbia, one a Mate sailing out
of Philadelphia, and another is Captain on the West Coast of this Island, to
mourn his early demise. Mrs. James Foley of this town, is a cousin. To the
mourners much sympathy is extended. CORRESPONDENT.
| August 20, 1907 || SCILLY COVE || All the traps are now taken in here, after securing fairly good catches. Squid made their appearance here about the first of August, but nothing has been done with fish since their arrival.
The schooner Annie, Capt. Archibald Hindy, with 180 quintals, arrived Sunday, and the schooner Veronica, Capt. John Downey, with 800 quintals, and Little Gem, Capt. Nathanial Piercy, with 350, arrived from the Straits yesterday. They fished in the vicinity of Greely Island.
Monday 12th, we buried Mrs. Charles HINDY, an old and respected resident, at the age of 67 years. She will be greatly missed by all classes of people around this way. She was prominent in Church circles, and the success of the Women’s Association here, depended largely upon her. She was taken with the dread disease of the heart in August last. For a whole year she was confined to her house. To the sorrowing friends and relatives the writer extends heartfelt sympathy.
I must now tell you just a sketch about the Road Board here. The Chairman of the local line has a special grant of $100.00, to make a road to some of our gardens. But whether he has banked it, or hid it in a napkin, seems to be a hard thing to find out. Anyway, he is not spending it, and the public are suffering from it. The only conclusion that can be arrived at, is that he intends to wait till the frost gets in the ground to work on it. I tell you sir, that the Road Board here is very much behind in keeping the roads in good condition. In other places, as far as I can see, the roads are repaired in the dry time of the summer, so that everything will be settled and layed before the frost gets in the ground, and the result is they have far better roads than we have here.
The roads here, main and local, are done in the fall, and before the ground gets settled, it is all thrown up again with frost. It seems like they are afraid they will offend one or two of the other members of the Board, as they are away on the Labrador. So, to please a couple of persons, our roads must stay un such a condition, that they are hardly safe to walk on a dark night, much less to drive. CORRESPONDENT. Scilly
Cove, Aug. 16th, 1907.
| August 20, 1907 || R. M. D. S. F. || The treasurer of the Royal Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen, acknowledges with many thanks the receipt of $37.25 through Mrs. Joseph Rose of Evanstown, Illinois, who is now visiting the city. The subscribers to the fund are: – Mr. and Mrs. John Whalen, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Whalen, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rose, Mr. William Peddle, Mr. Mark Peddle, Mr. and Mrs. Nick Baldwin, Mrs Mike Ram, Mr. and Mrs. John Kent, of Lake Front, Mrs. J Balfour, Mr. and Mrs. Pat Skanes, Messrs Thomas Power, William Nugent, Edward Nugent, Laurence Nugent, Gergory Nugent, Mrs. Elizabeth Nugent of Chicago; Miss Mary Power, and Mrs. Barney Kavanagh, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rose and Messrs James Wigington, Oliver Lane, Pat Holden, McGovern, Edward Baldwin, and Edward John Nugent of Evanstown. All are expatriate Newfoundlanders whose hearts still beat true to the dear old land, and who rejoice in thus aiding a mission that has done much for their countrymen on the Labrador and in Northern Newfoundland. |
| August 20, 1907 || GARDEN PARTY AT TURK’S GUT || The children’s garden party on the 15th August at Turk’s Gut, was largely attended, and will be remembered by the older as well as by the younger folks of the place and nearby settlements. It was an ideal summer’s day and the hearts of all seemed to be in unison with the weather. Various games and races were indulged in by the school children, all of which were evenly contested. The school teacher, Miss Whelan, is deserving of praise for the way she carried out the program. Tea was partaken of at Mr. Powers, and in the afternoon, a dance was got up by the gentlemen of the place. A great feature of the night was the speech by an octogenarian, who expatiated on the deeds of his fellowmen — their bravery in fighting the sea and following their precarious living of fishing; and last but not least, he showed them how they used to “trip it on the light fantastic toe in the days of Auld Lang Syne”. After the dance, a vote of thanks was proposed by Mr. Charles McHugh, to the popular young folks, who were so zealous to make time a success. Harry Simms Esq., on their behalf, ably responded in a few well chosen words, saying that he had received several congratulatory notes from the young ladies, who were unavoidable called away; so, seeing that the party was greatly appreciated, he would endeavour to make it an annual event. Three hearty cheers for the young ladies, and the last speaker closed the event. |
| August 20, 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || BOWRINGS: Portia arrived at Baie Verte at 7.30 a.m. Sunday, on her way North. Prospero went on dock yesterday, to be painted, and leaves for Westward at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
REIDS: Argyle left Placentcia at 4.45 p.m. yesterday on the Merasheen route. Ethie left Hant’s Harbor at 4.15 yesterday inward. Dundee left Port Blandford at 12.40 p.m. yesterday. Clyde left Botwoodville at 3.30 p.m. yesterday. Glencoe left La Poile
at 7.50 p.m. yesterday. Home is due at Bonne Bay. Virginia Lake is due at Tilt
| August 20, 1907 || NAUTICAL || S.S. Rosalind arrived at Halifax at 1 p.m. yesterday. S.S. Harmony coaled at A Harvey & Co.’s yesterday afternoon. S.S. Siberian left Philadelphia at 4 p.m. on Saturday for this port. S.S. City of Bombay left Liverpool Saturday afternoon, for St. John’s. S.S. Cacouna left Montreal Wednesday and is due here Thursday. S.S. Silvia left New York at noon on Saturday for Halifax and St. John’s. S.S. Pors is due today from Sydney with a cargo of coal for M Morey & Co. Schooner Evelyn, Horwood, sailed from Belleoram for Oporto last night, taking 3,250 quintals of fish. Schooner Minnie J Hickman sails today for Twillingate, taking general supplies from T and M Winter. Schooner Star, Casey, Master, arrived in port Sunday night from Cape Broyle with a cargo of cod oil. S.S. Uniform left Bell Island yesterday for Philadelphia, taking 5200 tons of ore from the Nova Scotia Steel and Coal Co. S.S. Dageid, Steensen, sailed at daylight this morning for Sydney and Montreal, taking about one hundred packages of freight. S.S. Regulus sails for Bell Island on Wednesday to load ore for Philadelphia. |
| August 20, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || The Virginia Lake should arrive at Tilt Cove today.
Rev. Fr. Jackman arrived from Salmonier yesterday and has taken up his duties at the Palace.
The Ingraham is expected back this morning, from the wreck of the S.S. Micmac, at Broad Cove.
The persons to run the five cent show in the T.A. Hall are expected to arrive by Thursday’s express.
Engineer Scott of Grand Falls, came in by yesterday’s express on business, and will remain a few days.
The sharemen of the banking crews this season, will make from $150 to $300, the best averages for several years.
The S.S. Home should arrive at Bay of Islands this morning. She is evidently meeting foggy weather in the Straits,
At Battle Harbor, according to reports by the Harmony, the hook and liners have been doing well for the last three weeks.
When the Captain of the S.S. Micmac returns to port, a full enquiry into her loss will be held by the Marine Court of Enquiry.
The brigt. Devonia, Snow, has arrived at Sydney, and will load coal for this port. She is expected to get away about Thursday next.
Miss Minnie BONNELL, who was for several years a Nurse at the General Hospital, died at her sister’s residence, Upper Gullies, Sunday night.
Denis White, who has often been before the Magistrate for inebriation, was arrested again yesterday. He will make another bow to the Magistrate this morning.
The fishery on the North East Coast will be fairly good this year. At St. Julien’s and Conche, it is better than for many years, particularly at the former place.
Yesterday there was a big thunder and lighting storm at Sydney, and the Government wires were interrupted. It was not felt along the local line, except at Port aux Basques.
The weather outside yesterday, was too stormy to haul traps, though several of the crews made attempts. Hook and liners who ventured out did fairly well however.
An inmate of the poor Asylum was before Court yesterday, charged with drunkenness. On several occasions, inmates of this institution reach Court, some being disorderly.
Yesterday, the harbor was filled with squid, they being washed in by the tide in several of the coves. Some of the older fishermen anticipate some good fishing as a consequence of the prevailing heavy sea, which will affect the “glutted” fish.
The steamer Micmac that went ashore Thursday last, is now a complete wreck. Owing to a continuous heavy sea, but little salvage has been done, though when fine weather prevails, it is expected that most of the lumber will be taken from the ship.
Mr. T. Farrell has now 2,300 quintals of fish ashore at St. Laurence, and over 700 at Lawn.
There was no moving picture show in the Star Hall last night, the machine not working satisfactory.
Mayor Gibbs, who had been visiting Placentia and Salmonier on business and pleasure, returned to town last night.
Vandals are again at work at the suburban farms, and Saturday night, several places were visited and large quantities of vegetables stolen.
Capt Walter Kennedy of Holyrood was in town yesterday on business. He is looking well after his absence on the banks, and his many friends were delighted to see him.
Matthew Coady and his partner, secured eighteen green quintals of fish on the local grounds yesterday, which sold at $1.50 a quintal giving each $13.50 for their day’s work.
Mr. Richard Rogers of the Electrical Department of the Reid Newfoundland Cp., leaves today on an extended visit to the United States. He will be accompanied by Mrs. Rogers.
From passengers who arrived by yesterday’s express, we learn that a good many deer have passed near Terra Nova, and several have been shot. Some good catches of trout have also been secured there within the last few days.
The Scotch Moulders who left Sunday for Winnipeg, were fairly well fixed, considering each had $104.00 from the company, a dollar a week being retained since they came to the country. Only one of the number that arrived at that time is now in the city; he is married and settled down.
The weather along the line yesterday was fairly fine, considering the conditions existing here. Last night, the reports were: Port aux Basques — S., light, fine, 88 above. Bay of Islands — S.E.; light, raining, 55 above. Quarry — calm, foggy, 55 above. Bishop’s Falls — calm, dull, 58 above. Clarenville — calm, fine, 50 above. Whitbourne — calm, full, 50 above.
The marriage of Mr. R. Rose and Miss S Prideaux, Matron of the Poor Asylum, will take place on Thursday next, at 4 o’clock.
Master Nelson Dulcy, who had been on a health trip to Portugal, by the Lavinia, arrived home by her on Saturday, looking extremely well.
We have been asked to say that it was not two men from the Golden Hope, as it appears in the Telegram yesterday, who rescued the little fellow St. John, when he fell over Martin’s wharf the previous evening. The lad was leaning over a trap-boat belonging to the Kitty, when he over balanced himself, and fell between the boat and the vessel. His cries were heard by Skipper Joseph Power of the Kitty, who went to his assistance and saved him — although he had sunk beneath the surface — from a watery grave. Capt. Power does not want any credit for his act, but simply desires to have the matter correctly recorded.
Most of the traps at Bay Bulls have been taken in, but a few are still out, and on Saturday night made good hauls, averaging from twenty to forty quintals each. Hook and liners are doing nothing, squid being very scarce there up to the present time.
Two arrests were made by the Police last night, both being drunks.
The shooting season for snipes, curlew, and plover, opens today, and many of the city sports are out tramping the marshes since daylight.
The young man Stanley White, who was shot in the breast some time ago at Greenspond, is now well on the road to recovery, although the shot have not yet been extracted from the injured part of his body.
The following guests registered at the Crosbie yesterday: E. Kennedy, Avondale; H.B. Saunders, F.W. Bissett, Halifax; Mrs. S.O Bulkley, Miss G Bulkley, New York; J.O Belanger, Montreal; C.R. Brown, Toronto; W.J. Sloane and wife, New York; P.J. Milburn, Montreal; C.M. Bassett, Boston, C.B. Bucknell,
| August 20, 1907 || DEATHS || McCARTHY — In Cambridge, Mass., on August 7th., Mary J, beloved wife of Jeremiah J McCarthy. Interment took place from her late residence, 25 Sussex Street, at Holy Cross Cemetery. |
| August 21, 1907 || CARBONEAR || Messrs Duff and Sons schooner, Mystery, sailed Tuesday for Labrador. Mr. R. Duff went by her to look after the firm's business on the Coast.
Mr. Edward Penny went out by train Monday, to take the S.S. Bonavista for Montreal, where he will continue his studies.
A Nova Scotian banker named the Highwater, Capt. Cook, put in a day or two ago for ice. Mr. Peter Keough supplied the preservative.
Mr. Edward Goff and his sister, Miss Annie, left on Saturday for St. Jacques, on a visit to their sister, who is a novice in the Presentation Convent of that place.
Messrs Rorke & Sons’ schooner, Lena, Capt. Bransfield, arrived Saturday, also the barquentine Callidora, Capt. Soper, on Sunday, both laden with coal for that firm. As both vessels had just arrived from North Sydney, the crew were under quarantine, and required a bill of health before being permitted to land.
A case of typhoid fever developed this week, the victim being the only son of Mrs. Nellie Soper. We are glad to say the little patient is doing as well as can be reasonably expected.
The Rose of Torridge, Capt. Evans, is here chartered to Messrs Duff & Sons, and will await the arrival of the next Labrador mail before sailing.
Mr. W.J. McCarthy, Telegraphic Operator of the Postal Office, has resumed duties after enjoying a month’s holidays
This weeks’ fishery report from the neighbouring settlement of Freshwater, is a very good one. A fisherman named Jno. J. Moore was fortunate to get two boats loaded in one day.
As a result of an accident while playing cricket at Heart’s Content, Mr. Wm. Badcock of the Carbonear XI, is obliged to keep to his room for some days, with a badly sprained foot.
Four deaths occurred this week, representing youth, middle-age and old, viz — ROBERT ASH son of Joshua, MARY ALICE BRANSFIELD, daughter of Capt Jno. Bransfield, MARK DEAN of the South Side, and the eldest, in the person of MAURICE MALON, a well known figure both here and in St. John’s.
Another exciting game of football was played at Pike’s field Tuesday evening last, between a team from Broad Cove and Bay de Verde, and a local XI. Unlike former opponents of the Carbonear footballers, the contestants in this game were for the most part newcomers in the rough and tumble warfare. They showed themselves however, yoemen worthy of their steel, and kept our boys hard at it throughout the game. The result of the match went 1 to 0 in favour of the Carbonear team, we learned a return match will be arranged at some future time, when a chance will be afforded the boys down East to recover themselves. Special mention might be made of Mr. Maxse
Benson’s execution on the one side, likewise that of Dr. Ames for the Broad Cove
Team, who, when occasion offered, showed himself to be no small power behind the
| August 21, 1907 || THE BLACKLISTERS || Editor Daily News: Dear Sir, — The forming of the new law, which has increased to so large an extent, the prohibition of the sale of intoxicating liquors to certain individuals, is now being carried out in a manner that is neither fair to those shut out, to the Publican, nor to the proper administration of the law itself. How in the world can it be expected, that every Publican in St. John’s can know the face of every man who is now “Blacklisted,” when pretty well a hundred of them are upon the list? I would ask the Judge who signs the documents, the Official who writes them out, or the Officer who delivers them, if he would know them, and I am sanguine they would answer me in a negative. Yet the Publican is subject to a heavy fine, or perhaps the loss of his licence, if he inadvertently commits himself in selling a glass to such an individual who he may never have seen before, and who may appear sober, well dressed and respectable at his saloon. Now there are a couple of things to my mind, which may be done to simplify this grievance and make it more satisfactory to all concerned, viz: Accompanying the legal document prohibiting the sale of drink to the individual, there should be a minute description of the person, his height, complexion, age etc., together with a photograph, furnished for the Proprietor’s future use. This plan is adopted in other countries, and works successfully, as it gives a fair chance to both Judge and Publican to demand and submit. I think these few words, Mr. Editor, may stimulate the Authorities to such action, and will simplify the present vague manner in which the law is being enforced now, as there are pretty well 100 “blacklisters” enrolled. Yours truly, Aug. 20th 1907. CITIZEN |
| August 21, 1907 || LARGE STOCK OF ORE READY || The Dominion Iron and Steel Company has done remarkably good work on Bell Island this season. The number of men employed has been greater than in former years, and the output of ore would have been a record one, but for the recent accident. At present, there are piled up and in stock, about 180,000 tons of ore, which can be conveyed to the shipping pier as soon as required. Most of this surplus stock was mined during last winter. |
| August 21, 1907 || ACCIDENT AT BELL ISLAND || Monday afternoon, there was an accident at the Dominion Company’s Mechanical works, that will seriously inconvenience the concern for a few days. The “haulage” engine, which connects the endless cable, broke down due to an opening in the concrete bedding that supports the engine. Through this engine, the ore is sent from the mines to the pier, and the un-working of the machine is a serious drawback. At the pier, loading when the accident occurred, was the steamer Ellen, but as the pockets were filled, there was no delay in filling her up. The S.S. Hirunda is now anchored outside the Island, waiting to load, and will remain there until damages are repaired. |
| August 21, 1907 || FALSE REPORT || Last night at 8.30 it was reported that a man had fallen over O’Dwyer’s wharf and had been drowned. His name was given as James Redmond, who recently arrived from Grand Falls. An investigation was made, but no trace of the supposed missing man could be found, except a hat which was on the wharf. A friend of Redmond’s, found him home, in the best kind of way, without his hat even being missing. |
| August 21, 1907 || S.S HOME || The S.S. Home returned to Bay of Islands last evening, from the Straits and Battle Harbor. Capt. Blandford reports good fishing on the South side of the Straits, but on the North side, little has been done the last week. Hook and liners on the Newfoundland side, secured good catches the last two weeks. The weather has been fairly fine during the Home’s trip. |
| August 21, 1907 || NAUTICAL || S.S. Silvia left Halifax at 5 p.m. yesterday, for this port. S.S. Cacouna left Sydney for St. John’s at 9 a.m. yesterday. Schooner Randolph C., Carter, Master, is now loading coal for lighthouses in Bonavista Bay, at S. March & Sons. S.S. Pors arrived yesterday morning from Sydney, bringing a cargo of coal for Morey & Co. After discharging, she will sail for Gander Bay, to load lumber for Bell Island. Barqt. Sydeny Smith, Lewis, sailed yesterday morning for Grand Bank, taking salt and provisions for S. Harris. After discharging, the Smith will load fish from that firm for Europe. S.S. Aggie, Capt. Barnes, coaled at A. Harvey & Co.’s yesterday morning, and loaded lumber at Martin Bros.’ wharf during the afternoon. She sails today for Seal Island, Labrador, and after discharging, will collect fish along the Coast, for E. Kennedy. |
| August 21, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || The S.S. Prospero came off Dock yesterday afternoon.
The Nickle was well patronized yesterday. Monday’s program being repeated.
The Barque Cordelia, Taylor, left Glasgow yesterday for this port.
Fish was plentiful at Pouch Cove Monday, and the fishermen did well. Squid was also there in abundance.
The S.S. Harmony sails again for Labrador tomorrow, and will go to the most Northern Moarvoian settlements.
Last Friday, Capt. John Fowlow’s schooner, Promise, arrived at Trinity from the Straits, with a full load of fish.
There were three steamers at Bell Island yesterday, two to load from the Dominion Company, and one for the Nova Scotia Company.
Mr. J. Ryan, the Manager of the Agricultural Stables, is very ill at his home the last few days; his recovery however, is expected.
The trap voyage is now practically finished, though on the local grounds there are several still set, and the owners expect good hauls during the next few days.
Thomas Connelly’s schooner arrived at Trinity from the Straits a few days ago, with four of her crew suffering from typhoid fever. She has almost a full load of fish.
Passengers who arrived last night from Placentia, say that a very heavy sea was heaving in the Bay the last two days, and fishing operations were suspended in consequence.
The local produce now in the markets, is as good as any offered for several years. This is particularly applicable to turnips, which are as large as any grown in the provinces.
Mr. M. Murphy, Barber, shot over Blackhead grounds yesterday, and secured about 30 snipe. Mr. M. is a crack shot, and each season, is high liner on the opening day of snipe shooting.
Saturday last, Edward Fitzgerald, an eight-year old lad residing at Blackhead, while playing about the place, fell among the rocks and was badly cut about the head. He was brought to town and several stiches were put in the cut, Dr. Leslie attending.
An East end Car Man went off by the Rosalind Saturday, and left a wife and several children behind. His exact intentions are not known, but fearing that he has cleared out for good, his wife will try and find him by telegraph and have him sent home.
The following passengers went out by yesterday’s express: Mrs. J McCarthy, T. Kavanagh, Miss H Snow, J Hudson, F. Taylor, R. Lormanery, F. Kinsella, M. Keane, Miss. Brine, Mrs. Vey, Mrs. J.J. Vey, C.W. Weyhe. Miss. Weyhe, Miss Manuel, Mr. Allan, Mr. Fitzpatrick, J. Chafe, Mrs. W. Boyle, Miss Wallace, Miss Davis, Mrs. J.W. Jordan, Miss Ross, Mrs. T. Foran, J. Clutte, Bro. Borgi, R. Shiffington, S. Conroy, Scott, Kennedy, R. and Mrs. Rogers.
Schooner Columbia sails today for Bonavista, taking general cargo from Harvey & Co for Jas. Ryan & Co.
Richard Skiffington, who was visiting friends in town the last few days, left for Boston by yesterday’s express. Richard was delighted with his visit to his native town, and was glad to meet many friends of early days. He would have remained longer only business called him away.
There were five prisoners to go before His Honour this morning — three for larceny and two drunks.
There were two shipments of new fish arrived yesterday, both from Placentia Bay. The cargoes amounted to 950 quintals.
The remains of the drowned child, Dooley, was interred yesterday at Mount Carmel. Undertaker Martin conducted the funeral arrangements.
The following guests registered at the Crosbie yesterday: – F.H. Kneeland, Bell Island; Edgar Jones, Bay Roberts; E.J. Janes, Harbor Grace; Z.J. Fowler and wife, W. Fowler, Helen and Florence Fowler, Ottawa, and M. J O;Brien.
Still another case of scarlet fever developed at 17 Bell St. yesterday, it
being the fifth from this house. The patient, who is a baby three weeks old, was
removed to the Hospital, the mother also being admitted to nurse the child. The
house is undergoing disinfection and will probably be released from quarantine
| August 22, 1907 || BACK FROM THE WRECK || The S.S. Ingraham returned from the scene of the wrecked Micmac yesterday. She brought a lot of the wrecked steamer’s gear which was salved by Mr. M.P. Cashin’s men. The Micmac has not gone to pieces yet, and with moderate weather there will be a good chance of salving considerable of the cargo. Some of the wrecked steamer’s gear had been taken by the fishermen, but upon the request of the Police, they returned it to the Underwriters, without trouble. The Ingraham sails again this morning and will assist in salving again. Mr. Cashin goes by her. |
| August 22, 1907 || S.S. MARY FROM BELL ISLAND || S.S. Mary, Nickerson, arrived in port from Bell Island at 5.30 yesterday afternoon. She discharged a full load of freight at the Island and will take another full cargo from here, leaving at daylight Friday morning. Owing to insufficient dept of water at the pier at Bell Island, the Mary could not land at the wharf, and the cargo was discharged into boats, and lighters. The pier will have to be extended another twenty feet, to receive her. We understand that this work will be undertaken at once. While attempting to get to the pier, the steamer went aground three times, but got off without sustaining any damage. |
| August 22, 1907 || BRUCE PASSENGERS || The S.S. Bruce arrived at Port aux Basques at 6.40 a.m. yesterday, with the following passengers:– Miss M.A. Forsey, Mrs T.H. Smith, E and Mrs. Cottish, Rev. W.H. and Mrs. Lockyer, H. MacKinnon, Miss Cole, Miss Stone, J.J. and Mrs. Alberton, R.A. and Mrs. Gasrcin, S.J. Willar, C.E. Locke, G.E. and Mrs. Cantford, Frank Cantford, J. Devoc, J.P. Chetwynd, W.A. Gagnor, E.A. Holbut, W.E. Jerrett, Miss A. Sine, F.E. Burrow, H. Dreneffeoris, H. Hoslike, G.A. Moulton, W.H. Mackenery, E. Gladney. The express is due at noon. |
| August 22, 1907 || NAUTICAL || S.S. Bonavista leaves Montreal today for this port. S.S. Rosalind is due to arrive at New York today. S.S. Siberian is due to arrive today from Philadelphia. S.S. Silvia is due from Halifax and New York at 6 p.m. today. S.S. Hero left Bell Island for Philadelphia yesterday morning taking 6,245 tons of ore. S.S. Pors sailed last night for Gander Bay, to load lumber for the Nova Scotia Steel Co., Bell Island. Schooner Hobson arrived at noon on Tuesday to MessrsButton & Sons, New Melbourn, T.B. with a full load. All well. Schooner Miss Morris, Jones, arrived in port yesterday from Cadiz, after a passage of 32 days, bringing salt to A.S. Rendell & Co. Barqt. Ada Pearl, Slade, left Harbor Grace yesterday for Glasgow, taking 214 tons of seal oil and 4,170 seal skins from Messrs Murray & Crawford. Schooner Lorna Doons, Parsons, goes on dock today to be cleaned up and painted, and when finished, will load general cargo for Dr. Grenfell, St. Anthony. |
| August 22, 1907 || HALIFAX CITY HERE AND GONE || The S.S. Halifax City, Capt. Alldridge, reached port yesterday morning from Liverpool, after a very stormy passage. Strong S.W. and N.W. gales prevailing during the entire voyage. She brought about 280 tons of cargo, 5 bags and 16 baskets mail, but no passengers. The Halifax City sailed for Halifax at 7.30 last night. She took 1500 cases of lobsters from here and no passengers. |
| August 22, 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || BOWRINGS: Prospero sailed for the Westward at 2 p.m. yesterday. Portia arrived at Nippers Harbour at 2.45 p.m. yesterday, coming this way.
REIDS: Virginia Lake is due at Tilt Cove. Home left Bay of Islands at 10.15 p.m. yesterday. Glencoe left Port aux Basques yesterday morning, coming East. Argyl left Placentia last night, going West. Dundee left King’s Cove at 1.05 p.m. yesterday, inward. Ethie arrived at Clarenville at 6.15 last evening. Clyde arrived at Lewisporte
at 6.30 p.m. yesterday.
| August 22, 1907 || HEALTH NOTES || Three more cases of scarlet fever were reported to the Public Health Department yesterday, two being at the Penitentiary Lodge, and one at 348 Water Street. The patients have all been removed to the Fever Hospital. Two houses were disinfected yesterday afternoon, and will be released from quarantine today. The premises of several residents on Hamilton Avenue were inspected by Inspector O’Brien yesterday, one or two being found in an unsanitary condition, the owners were given the usual notice to clean up. Failing to do this within the prescribed time, they will be proceeded against. |
| August 22, 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || The Methodist Sunday School holds its annual picnic at O’Connell’s farm on Wednesday.
Capt. H.W. Thomey is very unwell at present, being confined to his room the last few days. Mr. J. Burke of Bell Island came here last week, and was staying at Cochrane House on Monday.
Messrs R. Rutherford & Co. are having a large lot of lumber come by rail from Northern Mills. Almost daily of late a car load or more arrives.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Brazil and their little daughter Helen, arrive last week from St. John’s, and are guest of Capt. H.W. and Mrs. Thomey. They will likely remain a few days.
A young gentleman who arrived in town last week, so rumour says, will shortly lead to the Altar, a fair lady resident who is not known to Milliners, and he rejoices that he has vouchsafed a definite reply as to the date of the happy event.
Capt. W. Tucker left for St. John’s by Monday morning’s train. Mr. Michael Tobin, Sergt. Noseworthy, Mrs. Charles Parsons and her daughter Ella, for St. John’s; Rev. Mr. Fowler for Hueville; Miss Ethel Tapp for Bonne Bay, went out by that evening’s train.
A case in which a Carpenter sued a party for an amount said to be due him, which was postponed by the Court last week until Monday, was settled out of Court. The hearing of a shebeen case also postponed til Monday, was resumed that day, but both prosecution and defence desiring to recall the witnesses who were not in Court, the case was further postponed till Saturday next.
Mr. Edgar Henderson who was in St. John’s last week, has been appointed a Bagging-Master with the Reid Nfld Co. He expects to begin work in a few days.
Ladies of the R.C. congregation met at the Sacristy of the Cathedral on Monday and arranged for the holding of a Sunday School picnic at O’ Connell’s farm next Tuesday. Conway of St. john’s arrived by Monday night’s train and are staying at Cochane House. Does the presence of these gentlemen here indicate the establishment of the Christian Brother school here in the near future?
The barqt. Ada Peard, Capt. Slade, finished loading at Messrs Murray & Crawford’s yesterday. She has on board about 214 tons of seal oil in 1,190 barrels and 4,170 sealskins, the vessel is now ready for sea and will sail for Glasgow when a favourable wind comes.
The three masted schooner Elizabeth Eleanor, Capt. Jones, 30 days from Cadiz, salt laden, to Messrs Munn & Co., arrived in port this morning. The schooner Venedscean, Capt. Morris, also bound hither with salt to the same firm, left Cadiz a day before the Elizabeth Eleanor.
On Sunday forenoon, Mr. James Hunt, of Bryant’s Cove and Miss Mary Ann, daughter of Moses Sacrey of the Southside, were united in marriage at the R.C. Cathedral, by Rev. W. Finn.
Rev. Mr. Fowlow for Kelligrews, Messrs Tobias and John Lahey of Tilton left by this morning’s train. Messrs Joseph Downing for Halifax, Felix Ryan for Boston, and W.G. Janes for St. John’s, went out by this evening’s train.
On Sunday last, the members of the Diamond Jubilee Lodge, S.O.E.B.S., held their annual decoration service at 3.45 p.m. The society, consisting of about forty members, left the British Hall and proceeded by way of Harvey Street to the C. of E. Cemetery. The president, Mr. Ernest Simmonds and Dr. Goodwin, acting for the Chaplain, Mr. A.D. Davis, who was unwell that day, read the service of the order over the graves of departed members, and the graves were decorated with floral offering, brought to the cemetery by the attending brethren. Here six graves were decorated. Then the Methodist cemetery was visited, and a like ceremony performed, and two graves decorated. The Presbyterian cemetery was also visited and a like ceremony performed, and two graves received a floral contribution. Nine graves in all were decorated, seven of which contained the remains of brethren of the local lodge, while the others contained those of members of a St. John’s Lodge.
CORRESPONDENT, Hr. Grace Aug. 20th 1907.
| August 22, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || The annual Broad Cove regatta will be held today, weather permitting. The races promises to be more interesting that heretofore, and the attendance no doubt will be large. Sir E.P Morris, J.R. Bennett, and Mr. J. Scott, the M.H.A.’s for the West End, will be present.
There has been good fishing at Terra Nova the last few days. Tuesday, Mr. W.W. Blackall secured about 6 dozen, some of them being over a pound in weight.
There were plenty of squid in the Narrows yesterday afternoon, and about 20 boats secured baitings.
Mr. Canegie has deposited $500,000 in the Bank of England for King Edward’s Hospital Fund, — a worthier gift than the hitherto inevitable library.
There are several local vessels now in port awaiting the arrival of cargoes of new fish, so that they can load for markets. Some thousands of quintals are expected next week.
The stocks of fish at Oporto at present, are the smallest for several years at this date. There are a number of vessels however, on the route, and the market will be well filled within another week.
A message was received yesterday by a West End Merchant, that the trap fishery at Trepassey had closed, with good results. There is yet a faint sign of fish, and the prospects for hook and liners are good.
The trap fishery at Bay Bulls is now almost finished. Only a few of the nets remain in the water, and these will be taken up during the week. The voyage has been an average one, but not nearly so large as has been reported, though some have done very well.
A message was received in town yesterday, that another of the French Trawlers have arrived at North Sydney with a big catch. The three trawlers now average about 200 qtls each, and expect to increase their catch by an additional 1,000 or more, before they sail for France.
Only one arrest was made by the Police last night, a drunk and disorderly.
The following guests registered at the Crosbie yesterday: A Brown, Neil Macdonald, Halifax.
The banker Hisanola, has sailed from Holyrood for Labrador, and since leaving, has had an excellent time along.
The Brilliant had her searchlights working for a time last night, the rays from them lighting up the surrounding hills, and showing objects with wonderful clearness.
A squad of Bluejackets from the Brilliant were practising at the rifle range yesterday.
The two boys who held up the deaf mute a few days ago, were before the Magistrate yesterday, and remanded.
The fisherman who were operating Job’s two Southern traps the past season, were paid off yesterday with $250.00 each for their share, and those working the Northern traps will do equally as good. Not bad for seven week works.
The boy who stole a watch and money from Jim Lee’s Laundry, appeared before Mr. Flannery, J.P., yesterday, and was sentenced to a fine of $10.00 or thirty days imprisonment.
The schooner King Edward, Lockyer, left for Ilse Valen, P.B., yesterday, with a full cargo of supplies. She landed 500 quintals of new fish at Baird, Gordon & Co.’s wharf.
The S.S. Halifax City, of the Furness Line, will remain on the St. John’s, Liverpool, and Halifax service, replacing the Annapolis, which has recently been sold in England.
Mr. A. Thistle, while boarding a sail boat at Goodfellow’s Wharf yesterday afternoon, missed his footing and fell into the water. He swam to the landing and was helped out, none the worse for his wetting.
The wedding of Miss Gertrude Mews, sister of Mr. Arthur Mews, Deputy Colonial Secretary, and Dr. Lamb, a Dentist who practiced here recently, takes place on the 5th prox.
The farm on Topsail Road, occupied by Mr. S. Bowcock, and belonging to Flood’s estate, was sold at public auction yesterday by Mr. P.C. Driscoll, and knocked down to Hon. J.A.
Cliff for the sum of $6,000.
| August 23, 1907 || S.S. SIBERIAN ARRIVES || S.S. Siberian reached port from Philadelphia at 1.15 this morning after a fair passage. Philadelphia was left at 5 p.m. Thursday last, and the ship had fine weather until yesterday, when a heavy Southerly gale with incessant rain was experienced. Owing to the thick fog, no land was sighted until near this port, and the Captain informs us that he did not hear the whistle at Cape Race. The Siberian brought about 250 tons of cargo and a small quantity of mail, and the following passengers for St. John’s: Messrs Judge Morris, F.O.’Neil, Davis, Crehan, Clements, Gibbs, Cullen, Mesdames Robertson, Young, Misses March, Cullen (2) and two in transit for Glasglow. |
| August 23, 1907 || S.S FREYSDAL LOST || We learn that the S.S. Freysdal which was here a few weeks ago with salt to Messrs Job Bros & Co, has been lost on the coast of Maine. The Freysdal left here for Stockton, Maine, to load lumber, and had a full cargo on board when lost. She is a total wreck. |
| August 23, 1907 || CHINAMAN ARRESTED || At 8.30 last night, a complaint was made to Constable Grouchy, that a Chinaman had attempted to assault a domestic, who was passing along Gower Street. Two lads, who claimed they protected the girl from assault, acquainted Officer Grouchy, who went to the home of the Chinaman and arrested him. The young woman, who is a servant at Mrs. Capt. Clarke’s, said she was followed by the Celest for upwards of an hour and that he made improper suggestions to her. At the laundry, where the alleged offender lives, no satisfaction was given Constable Grouchy, and for that reason he arrested him. Mr. Grouchy who acted so promptly, is deserving of credit. He s one of the best Officers on the force, and only a few days ago saved a man from drowning, a matter that should be reported to the Humane Society. |
| August 23, 1907 || HEALTH NOTES || One more case of scarlet fever in a house on Topsail Road, was reported yesterday, and the patient removed to the Hospital. Raymond Pushe was discharged from the Hospital Wednesday, having completely recovered. Five houses, one each situated on Water St., Bell St., McFarlane’s Lane, LeMarchant Road and Hamilton Avenue, were under disinfection yesterday, and will be released from quarantine today. There are now thirty-six fever patients on the list at the Public Health Office; three of these are suffering from typhoid, the remainder from scarlet. Of this number, twenty-five are in the Fever Hospital, while eleven are being nursed at home, these latter are located on the Portugal Cove Road. |
| August 23, 1907 || PERSONAL || Mr. C. Hartley of the Heart’s Content Anglo Staff, is at present in the city on a two week visit. Miss Rose O’Connell, of Hr. Grace, who was visiting friends the last two weeks, returned home by yesterday’s express. Mrs. S. Godden, of Greenspond, who has been visiting friends in the city, left for Greenspond by last evening’s train. Rev. Fr. O’Neil, late Archdeacon at the Cathedral, leaves by the S.S. Siberian for England, and from there proceeds to Rome. Mr. George H. Nicholl, Agent for the Reid-Newfoundland Company at Alexander Bay, has resigned his position, and will leave for Carbonear in a few days. |
| August 23, 1907 || NAUTICAL || S.S. Silvia sails tomorrow at 1 p.m. S.S. Dahome leaves Liverpool tomorrow for this port. S.S. City of Bombay is due from Liverpool today. S.S. Cacuna sails this morning for Montreal and Gulf ports. Barqt. Galatea is now at Sydney loading coal for Baird Gordon & Co. Schooner Carl E. Richard is now due from the provinces, with cattle to J. & W. Pitts. Schooner Maria Jane is now discharging new fish at Baird Gordon & Co.’s for Philadelphia. S.S. Regulus sailed yesterday morning for Bell Island, to load ore for Philadelphia. Schooner M. Lloyd Morris, 30 days from Cadiz, reached port yesterday morning with salt to A.S. Rendell & Co. S.S. Crustancean, Capt. Brien, returned from Heart’s Content yesterday morning, bringing 500 quintals new fish to Messrs Baird Gordon & Co. |
| August 23, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || Some excellent local cabbage was offered for sale yesterday.
Mr. H.B. Saunders, Agent for the Underwriters S.S. Micmac, arrived from the scene of the wreck yesterday.
Miss M.E. March, who is training for a Nurse at Philadelphia, arrived by the Siberian this morning, on a visit to her parents.
About 2,000 quintals of new fish have been landed in town to date. At this time last year there was ten times that amount in port.
The golf competition which was to take place at the golf links yesterday afternoon, was postponed, owing to the disagreeable weather.
A horse belonging to Cabman J Simmonds, dropped dead yesterday afternoon while drinking at the fountain, at the head of Prescott Street.
There was a big sea outside yesterday, and some of the fishermen were unable to get on the grounds. Those who did, secured good catches of fish.
Mr. A.R. Chambers, Assistant Superintendent Nova Scotia Steel Co., Bell Island, arrived in town yesterday on business, and is staying at the Crosbie.
Mr. R. Phippard has taken in his trap from the local grounds. He has done better this season than previously, and the trap’s crews will share of $300.
Mr. J.T. Gibbs, who is on the local staff of the Philadelphia Record, arrived bty the Siberian this morning. Mr. Gibbs will return home by the City of Bombay.
Flour advanced twenty-five cents a barrel yesterday, a cable being received that extensive damage has been done to the Canadian crop by a lighting storm.
The following guests registered at the Crosbie yesterday; J.A. Gatner, Halifax; H.G. Hanzlik, Lynn, Mass; A.R. Chambers, Wabana; H.B. Saunders, Halifax; Jas. G. Still, Aberdeen.
Last evening, two inebriates fought to a finish on George St., much to the disgust of the residents. Their names are known and they will be summoned by the Police.
There are at present several Lunenburg bankers fishing on the Labrador Coast, and all have been reported as doing well. Four LaHave bankers returned from the Grand Banks August 15, with average catches of 700 quintals.
A Labourer at Buchanan Street, well known in Police circles, was before the Magistrate yesterday, charged with entering a residence on Buchanan Street and attempting to remove some of the effects, and was sent down to the lake side for 30 days.
A West ender attempted to commit suicide a few night ago, but was frustrated by the timely presence of some neighbours. The man’s wife died some days ago, and since, he had been suffering from mental aberration.
The steam yacht Columbine, which was in here for supplies about four weeks ago on her way to Iceland, has abandoned the voyage to there, and sailed direct for Southampton, England.
It is reported that Rev. Fr. Sheehan, who has been Parish Priest at Coachman’s Cove for more than 20 years, will be appointed to the Parish of Holyrood, vacated by the appointment of Dr. Murphy to Bonavista.
It is stated by Government members that there will be a by election in St. John’s East October next, it being desired by Mr. Kent, acting Minister of Justice.
Men were yesterday engaged in moving a new safe which arrived last week, into the Bank of Montreal. An opening was made in the rear wall of the building and the safe taken in that way.
The express last evening, took out a large number of passengers, including: Lieut. L.G. Mitchell, Mrs, J Winsor, Mrs L G. Peet, Mrs P. Godden, J. Messervey, T.J. Carnew, Mrs Burridge, Mrs. Slocombe, Miss Pooke, Miss Boutiller, Mrs. Clifford, J Mansfield, W. Watts. S. Spracklin, Miss Spry, J.N. Colfield, P. Tender, Miss Cross.
The weather along the line yesterday was considerably finer than experienced in town. Last night’s reports were: -- Port aux Basques — N.W., calm, fine, 60 above. Bay of Islands — N.W., calm, fiine, 52 above. Quarry — calm, dull, 59 above. Bishop’s Falls — calm, fine, 60 above. Clarenville — raining, 58 above. Whitebourne
— E., Light, raining, 56 above.
| August 24, 1907 || YESTERDAY’S ARRIVALS || S.S PORTIA. The S.S. Portia, Capt. Kean, entered port shortly before midnight after a fine passage, the weather experienced being better that for any trip this season. During the passage there was a concert was held on board, Rev. H. Uphill acting as Chairman, and a most enjoyable time was spent. The Portia brought a large freight and the following passengers in saloon. Messrs Bastow, Webber, Campbell, White, Rowsell, LeMessuire, Thompson, Mahoney, Carnell, Collingwood, Winsborrow, Pippy, Simms, Walsh, Ryan, Moore, Penny, Lush, Bursey, Hall, Elliott, Pike, Pratt, Seeley, Rev. A. Butler, J. Temple, Anthony, Scott, Scott, Rev. Clench, Rev. Uphill, Hutchings, Pincock, Snelgrove, Sellars, Walsh, Mahar, Scott, Moore, O’Neil , Mesdames Ryan, Hiscock, Campbell, Butler, Allcock, Prictchard, Bursey, Dwyer, Perry, Clench, Couage, Snelgrove, Howell, Sellars, Blackmore, Lewis, Moore, Frost; Misses Peters, Bastow, Whitty, Pitcher, Taylor (2) James, Lush, Delaney, Bouzan (2), Templeton, Pearce, Dwyer, Porter, Scott, Colton, Pitcher, Hutchins, Snelgrove, Hibbs (2), Miller (2), Smith, Lewis, Dwyer, (2) Carter, Barrett, and 46 in steerage.
S.S. SILVA: The S.S. Silva, Capt. Farrell, reached port at 8.30 yesterday morning from New York and Halifax. Disagreeable weather was experienced during the whole passage, it being very foggy from New York to Halifax, and very rough from Halifax to here. The Silvia brought about half cargo, three bags of mail, and the following passengers; Messrs C. Foster, H.A. Kiep, G. Stellman, W.W. Garrabaudt, C.H. Beech, P.S. Petten, D.J. Conlon, J. Nelson, D.F. Tracey, D. Orbach, J Donaldson, B. Souder, L.B. Day, H.L. Day, C.M. Day, N.S. Sloan, C. Mast, J. Slarr, J.B. Pulman, C.P. Cowles, M. Cohen, S.C. Merwin, H. Hunt, E. Drucker, Dr. Herman, H.A. Bishop, J. Loch, M. Mayer, W.J. Redstone, A.J. Carnell, E.C. Osborne, H.F. Ehlert, Mesdaames Foster, Kiep, Stillman, Evans, Davis, Horn, German, Drucker, Herman, Cornell, Misses E. Hief, E.A. Ruck, E. Dougherty, Hoffman, F. Edmundson, L.A. Higher, H.A.
Hayes, M. Winter, L.P. Stewart, and twenty-two in steerage.
| August 24, 1907 || HEALTH NOTES || A case of scarlet fever in Codner’s Lane, was reported to the Health Department yesterday afternoon. A little girl Maggie Quetelle, who has been in Hospital since June 21st, was discharged yesterday, having become convalescent. A house on Topsail Road was under disinfection yesterday, and will probably be released from quarintine today. The inspection of milk farms on the Old Placentia Road, Heavy Tree Road, Deer Marsh Road, and Pearltown, took place yesterday morning. |
| August 24, 1907 || SUDDEN DEATH || Capt. Samuel French, an aged resident of Petty Harbor, died suddenly Thursday afternoon, at his home. He had been complaining during the day, and in the afternoon, while his daughter was preparing some medicine, he expired. Deceased was one of the old time fishermen and was a prominent Sealing Master in the days of the sealing vessels, a sister, two daughters, and a son survive him, the latter being at present in Boston. |
| August 24, 1907 || THIEVING AT THE WRECK || It is likely that some arrests will be made today, in consequence of alleged stealing at the wrecked streamer Micmac. It is said that considerable of the ship’s gear, her furnishings and stores, were stolen before the Police arrived at the scene. The names of the suspected persons have been secured by the Underwriters Agent, and the matter will be placed in the hands of the proper authorities this morning. |
| August 24, 1907 || WHALER IN PORT || The whaler Lynx, Capt. Emmensen, arrived in port, yesterday morning, from Rose-au-Rue, via Placentia. She has secured 32 whales for this season’s work, and the Puma, also operating at Rose-au-Rue, has 69 fish to date. The Lynx will take in supplies, and sails in a few day for Beaverton, N.D.B., and will cruise in Green Bay, looking for whales, for the remainder of the season. |
| August 24, 1907 || SCHOONER CARL E. RICHARDS || The schooner Carl E. Richards, Capt. Hilton, arrived to J. &. W. Pitts at 9.30 last night, from Port Mulgrave, after a long passage, the trip down occupying six days. The vessel left Mulgrave on Sunday last, and had fine weather up till Tuesday, when a heavy Easterly gale was experienced, which lasted all that day, driving the ship out of her course. Cape Race was sighted Thursday morning, but a North-Easter came up, and again drove the ship from the land. The Richards brings a full cargo of produce, including 178 barrels potatoes, 147 tubs butter, 40 bundles of hay, and 78 head of cattle, 3 sheep and 2 horses. |
| August 24, 1907 || MISINFORMED || Last night, a woman of Carter’s Hill was informed by a lad, that her boy had been drowned, and immediately became frantic with grief. Some neighbours tried to console the woman, but to no purpose. The Police were notified that she was creating a scene, and Constable Lynch was sent to investigate. When he arrived, the missing boy had turned up, and the mother was in her normal condition again. The lad had been playing with some others in one of the coves, and fell in the water, and one of his playmates thinking he had drowned, ran home and told the story, which created so much trouble. |
| August 24, 1907 || PERSONAL || Mr. J. Maddcock, M.H.A., arrived in the city yesterday. Rev. A.E. Butler, of Fogo, arrived by the Portia last night on a visit. Rev. E.G. Clench and Mrs. Clench arrived in the city by the Portia last night. Rev. H. Uphill, who was on a visit to Pool’s Island, returned by the Portia last night. Mr. C. Snelgrove, of Catalina, arrived in town by the Portia last night, on business. Mr. W. Collingwood, who was on a round trip by the Portia, arrived by her last night. Mr. C.H. Emerson, who was visiting the West Coast, returned to town by last night’s train. Rev. Bros. Lannon and Slaney, who were visiting the West Coast, returned by last night’s train. Rev. J Bennett, who has been visiting the city the last few weeks, left for England by the Siberian. Mr. A McDougall left for the old Country by the Siberian last night, on business and pleasure combined. Misses McNair and Nolan of Patterson, N.J., who have been here for the past two weeks on a visit, returned home by the Silvia this evening. Miss Maud Burnett, who had been visiting St. John’s, the guest of Mr. and Mrs. A. Hiscock, returns to her Hoboken home by the S.S. Silvia today, having enjoyed the holiday to the full. Messrs H.G. Bastow, A. LeMessurier, F. Carnell, F. Winnsborrow, W.J. Mahoey, R.H. Simms and Campbell, who were making the round trip by the Portia, arrived last night. Miss May Liddy, daughter of Mr. W.H. Liddy, Torbay, leaves by the S.S. Silvia today, en route to Boston. Miss Liddy will be accompanied by her cousin, Miss Elhert, whose home is in the “Hub”, the latter having spent several weeks with friends in St. John’s.
The Hon. John Ayre is expected to arrive home today. During his absense, his
place as Organist of George St. Church, has been admirably filled by Mr. Gordon
| August 24, 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || Mr. Purcll of Lindburg’s Brewery, St. John’s, is at present in town, a guest at Cochrane House.
Rev. John M Allan will take the service morning and evening, in the Presbyterian Church here next Sunday.
The barqt, Ada Peard, Captain Slade, sailed for Glasgow on Wednesday morning, seal oil laden, for Messrs Murray & Crawford.
Miss Gertrude March who spent a very pleasant holiday at Bellvue, the guest of Miss Fannie Cron, returned to St. John’s this week.
Mr. Fred Brazil representing the Mutual Life Insurance Co. of Canada, is now busily engaged about town in inducing parties to do business with his Company.
Miss Belle Kennedy gave a party to her pupils at her residence this evening, and later, the young people repaired to St. Patrick’s Hall, where a most enjoyable dance is now proceeding. All will appreciate Miss Kennedy’s efforts to make things pleasent.
At a meeting of the Shannon Park committee on Monday, W.J. Lynch, Esq., J.P., was unanimously elected a member of that Committee and appointed honorary Secretary-Treasurer in the place of J.T. Lawton, Esq., J.P., now residing in St. John’s.
The Methodist Sunday School picnic at O’Connell’s farm is in progress today. It is unfortunate that it did not come off yesterday as first intended, for the rain this afternoon did more than dampen the spirits of the young folks.
Today is a whole holiday in town, all the shops in Water Street excepting two being closed. The Alexandra cricket team of this town went to Bay Roberts this morning to play a match with a team of that town. A number of other citizens also went to witness the game.
The owner of the pointer dog shot by the Police last week, takes exception to the words, “Left to starve by its owner”, used by the writer in one of the Harbor Grace notes published this week. He declares the statement to be incorrect, that he had plenty of food in stores for his dog, that he was out of town when the pointer was shot, and that the animal did not want for food, but was suffering from some complaint.
Dr. Allan who was summoned to attend a patient in Placentia Bay, left by train last Saturday for Come-By-Chance, where he took the boat for Sound Island, arriving there on Sunday morning. He performed a highly successful and critical operation upon a man, and was only in time to save his life. While absent, the Doctor performed another minor operation. He arrived back on Monday.
From time to time we read in the papers of small pox existing in nearby countries, and it is said to be at present in Sydney. It will surprise nobody to hear of its presence in this country shortly. Vaccination is the only generally acceptance precaution against small pox, and it would be well if the authorize would look ahead, and authorize a general vaccination of our young people, as well as of older ones to whom the usefulness of the preventive is unknown. The possible visitation of small pox in view of its nearness, is well worth considering. Eighteen years ago an outbreak of Small Pox occurred in this town, since when no vaccination has taken place here, and there must be very many people, especially young folk, who are now unvaccinated.
The Roadboard is now doing some work on Water Street and making it look respectable and more serviceable. For years back, our streets have not been well attended to, but a new order of things seems to have set in. If the Roadboard would insist that the Water Company, when making repairs, should leave the street in as good a condition as it found them, less complaint would be heard. Witness the state of the roads recently on Harvey and Cross Streets.
Mr. H.F. Shortis of the General Post Office, St. John’s, and his daughters Lillian and Marie, arrived by Wednesday afternoon’s train on their annual visit to this town. It always affords Mr. Shortis the greatest happiness to sojourn, even for a short while, in his native town, and he can be fully assured his townsmen are equally delighted to see him among them once again. Mr Shortis is the guest of Mr. H James Sheehan; his stay here will likely extend over a fortnight.
Mr. Anderson, the new Manager of the Bank of Nova Scotia at St. John’s, went through by Tuesday night’s train to Carbonear, and drove to town on Wednesday morning, and afterwards went to Bay Roberts. He will visit other parts of the country, presumably to acquaint himself with banking interests. Mr. Collymore, representing S.P. Musson & Co., Barbados, W.I., and wife, also went to Carbonear that night, and came to town the next day, going to Bay Roberts later. This is the first time Mr. and Mrs. Collymore have visited this country. Mr. Neil Macdonald representing the Canadian Oil Co., Ltd., St. John N.B., came in by Tuesday nights train. This is also McDonald’s first visit to this country. Mr. W.H. Kennedy, representing the Thomas Smyth Co. Ltd., St. John’s, returned from the city.
It will interest our citizens to know that Mr. James O’Keefe, who was Purser on the Hudson Bay Company’s steamer Mount Royal, and who was drowned with five others of the crew in the wreck of that steamer at Ring Bolt Island in Kitsalas Canyon, on Skeena River on the North Pacific Coast, was a former resident of this town, and son of the late Michael O’Keefe, who with his wife and family left this town for British Columbia 18 years ago. The Mount Royal was swept by a strong current, on to the rocks of the island, where she held fast for five minutes, and having been carried broadside to the stream by the force of the current, she broke loose and turned turtle, carrying with her the entire crew of six, of whom all were drowned.
The following notice of James O’Keefe, is taken from the Victoria Daily times of July 8: “James O’Keefe, who acted as Purser on board, and was a victim of the wreck, is well known in this city. He was born in Harbor Grace, Newfoundland, and when scarcely a year old, was brought by his parents to British Columbia. He was educated at the St. Louise Catholic College, where he gained great distinction, and at the age of twelve, passed into the High School. While there, he was well known in athletic circles, being a strong and powerful football and lacrosse player. Four years ago he entered the service of the Hudson Bay Company, in the office of Wharf Street, until last year, when he went to the Skeena River as Purser on board the Mount Royal. He was one of the brightest Officers in the employment of the Company and his promotion had been rapid. He would have attained his 20th birthday, had he lived, next Sunday. He leaves his mother, who is a widow, well nigh heart broken; three sisters and two brothers. One of his sisters is Mrs
Taylor of Dawson, wife of the Agent of the White Pass and Yukon Railway there.
Another sister, Miss Molly, is also at Dawson, while Miss Kitty O’Keefe resides
with her mother and her youngest Brother, Jack, at 182 Fort Street. A pathetic
element of interest in connection with the sad death of James O’Keefe, is that
the photo which is produced in this issue, was taken immediately before his
departure North this summer. It was taken after considerable solicitation on the
part of his relations, who now have a melancholy comfort in the fact that they
now possess some relic of the boy whom they all loved so well” CORRESPONDENT,
Harbor Grace, Aug. 22, 1907.
| August 24, 1907 || FOGO NEWS || August 19th. — Dr. Wood, our new Medico, is kept pretty busy these days, a number of persons being on the sick list.
John SIMMS, son of Mr. Thomas Simms, died this forenoon, from the effects of blood poisioning.
Mr. Daniel MAHONEY of Tilton Hr., died at that place on Friday, the 16th August.
Mrs. Payne received a message from her husband, which stated that Capt. Ambrose was on his way home with a full load of cod. Capt, Payne was then at Domino, and we may expect him along at any moment, when he will be the recipient of congratulations on his good fortune from his numerous friends.
Lately we have experienced a little fine weather, but a change has again set in, and today a rain storm is on, with South East winds. On Tuesday night, a severe thunder and lighting storm was felt, it being the worst for many years. This change in the weather interfered with fishery operations, both fish and squid being very scarce.
There are at present, four foreign vessels in port awaiting fish cargoes. The schooner Jubilee, Capt. Paine, loading at Hodge’s, will likely get away after one more fine day. A Gloucester banker, commanded by Capt. Forgarty,
was here for a few days, and hailed for 25,000 halibut. She left on Saturday for
the fishery grounds outside Funk Island, where the Captain expects to complete
his voyage. CORRESPONDENT.
| August 24, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || We Chronicle with deep regret this morning, the death of Mrs. Edmund Maidment, which occurred at her home, Quidi Vidi Road, yesterday morning. Deceased had been ill for a few days only, and death was entirely unexpected. Mrs. Maidment was the daughter of Mr. Wm. Woodley of Groves Farm, and was only married last year. To the surviving husband, the News extends sincere sympathy.
The Glencoe landed the following passengers at Placentia yesterday: Capt. Bonia, C.H. Emerson, R.E. Pike and wife, Master E. Pike, Rev. Brothers Slaney and Lannon, B. Keating, Dr. Thompson, W. West, E.H. Howley, M. Connoly, G. Garland, G. Beaucampe, Goff, Mrs. W. Bartlett, Miss Bartlett, Miss Rolls, Miss Butt, Miss Goff, Miss Coward, Miss McAlpine.
A fierce electrical storm passed over the West Coast, last Tuesday night, and Bay of Islands seemed to be in its centre. For several hours the heavens were disturbed, and such peals of thunder and vivid lighting were never before heard or seen by the oldest residents. The flashes of lighting were so continuous for a while, that by its aid, one could almost see to read. The thunder was deafening, and it made buildings shake to their foundations. Fortunately, there was a heavy downpour of rain; otherwise there would have been great damage done by the lighting, the flashes of which came from all parts of the sky at one time. — Western Star.
The following guests registered at the Crosbie yesterday: – G.W. Morris, Mrs. A W. Robertson, Virginia, U.S.A.; M Cullen, Miss G.M. Cullen, Miss J Cullen, Hartford; Mrs. A Younge, Brooklyn; E.R. Elemence, Philadelphia; H.A. Bishop, Cleveland; Miss Hoffman, Mr and Mrs Jas. Starr, New York; Mrs. E. Davis, child and maid, T.B. Evans, Miss Daugherty, Miss Horne, J.F. Tracey, W. Hoster, Mrs. W. Hoster, C.B.Louder, H. Duncker and wife; Misses Hayes, C.P. Cowles, J.B. Putman, Rye, N.Y.; H.J. Davis.C.F. Crernan, W, O’Neill, Philadelphia; Laura P. Stewart, Boston, J.T. Gobbs, Philadelphia, Mr. and Mrs. E. Cohen, Lyda, A. Higbee, Miss A Kiep, Mr and Mrs H.A. Kiep, M.J. Mayer, Jas. A Loch, New York, J Donaldson, East Orange, E.C Osburne, Seneca Falls; W.H. Hunt and wife, Philadelphia, F.W. Stillman and wife, Miss M Stillman, Elizabeth, N.J. Mrs. A.W. Rema, New York.
The schooner Duchess, Capt. March, has arrived at Lady Cove, T.B., with a full load of fish, taken in the Straits.
Munn’s traps at St. Jilien’s are credited with having secured 1800 quintals of fish. The other traps there also did well.
Luke Galton’s schooner has returned to Wesleyville with a full load from the Straits. She reported all the schooners fishing there, with good fares.
Passengers who arrived by last night’s train from Placentia, report very little has been done with fish in that locality, the last week.
S.S. Cacouna sailed for Montreal and Gulf ports at 6.30 last evening.
The schooner Electra, Capt. Cundy, which left Hull July 6th for this port, has not yet arrived. She is owned by A Goodridge & Sons and has a full general cargo.
Mr. M. Tobin received a letter from his brother, Thursday, which was written
at Victoria B.C. The latter was one of the four Newfoundlanders who left here
recently for Point Elliot, B.C., to engage in the whaling industry. All had an
enjoyable trip, and were in best of health when the letter was written.
| August 24, 1907 || BIRTHS || BRODERICK — On the 9th August, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs F. Broderick. |
| August 24, 1907 || DEATHS || MAIDMENT — Yesterday morning after a brief illness, Anita beloved wife of E. Maidment, and daughter of William Wooley. Funeral on Sunday at 2.30 p.m., from Groves Farm, Quidi Vidi Road. No crepe. |
| August 26, 1907 || BACK FROM FRENCH SHORE || The schooner Agnes E. Downs, Capt. W. Reid, arrived yesterday from the French Shore and White Bay, where she has been cruising the last month. The fishery at these places is the best for years, the traps almost without exception having as much fish as their crew could handle. At Croc, Goose Cove, St. Juliens, Conche and Englee, the catches are very large but unfortunately the weather has been such as to prevent much of it being made. The Downs brought up 300 quintals of new fish and a quantity of herring, lobster, etc. |
| August 26, 1907 || ELECTRA ARRIVES || The schooner Electra, Capt. Cundy, 50 days from Hull with general cargo to A. Goodridge & Sons, arrived in port Saturday afternoon. Leaving Hull July 5th., she had a difficult time getting down the Channel owing to the prevalence of fog and calms, which continued for over two weeks. Since leaving the Channel, calms and head winds were met, though the weather was beautiful, excepting two days of fog since the Newfoundland Coast was reached. Mrs. Cundy accompanied her husband on the round trip. |
| August 26, 1907 || CITY OF BOMBAY ARRIVES || R.M.S. City of Bombay, Capt. Miller, arrived in port at 5 o’clock Saturday afternoon from Liverpool. For the first few days out the weather was fine, but head winds, and the ship had it very rough and rolled badly. Towards the end of the passage it became fine again, Friday and Saturday being beautiful. On Friday night a concert was held on board, under the chairmanship of hon. James Baird, and the sum of six pounds realized for the benefit of the Scottish Society’ Widows and Orphans Society. Among those who took part was Miss Flora Donaldson, the noted Scotch singer, who is on her way to Canada on a concert tour. The city of Bombay brought 700 tons cargo and five packages of mail matter, and the following passengers: – Messrs Hon. J.B. Ayre, Hon. James Baird, Henry Blair Ayre, C.P. Carter, H.E. Cowan, Capt. C. Dawe, T.J. Duley, Frew, H.E. Greaves, R. Hearden, Col. LeMessurier, A. Robertson, A. Rogers, J Roscoe, E.D. Simon, J.H. Simon, J.F. Stewart, Misses Frew and F.H. Winter, and five in second cabin, for St. John’s. In transit for Halifax are 21 in saloon, 50 second cabin and 105 steerage. |
| August 26, 1907 || NEWFOUNDLAND AND THE HAGUE TRIBUNAL || (Exclusive to Daily News) London, August 25th. — The Daily news says that it is now certain that the Newfoundland Fisheries Question will be submitted to the Hague Tribunal. The Chronicle hopes that negotiations for submitting the question to the Hague will be successful, as the matter is one well suited for arbitration, being not one of policy, but of interpretation of a treaty. It is obviously the thing for England to carry the principles enumerated by her at the Hague, into practice. The Express, while admitting that reference to the Hague is a good feature of the negotiations, strongly condemns any Modus Vivendi on the lines of last year, and remarks that Arbitration is a slow process, and asks if Newfoundland meantime, to be goaded to despair? [The West Coast fishermen will be goaded to gratitude. ED] |
| August 26, 1907 || SALMON FISHERY SHORT || The salmon fishery, about White Bay and the French Shore, will be short this season. The cause is not that the fish was scarce, but because the fishermen would not catch them, owing to the low price offered. At present the quotation is $12.00 a tierce, or about half the price given last year. |
| August 26, 1907 || POLICE OFF TO THE WRECK || Saturday evening, Sergt. Peet and Constable Lawlor left for the scene of the wrecked Micmac, to investigate into the alleged looting said to have taken place after the steamer went ashore. According to the Captain of the ship, a considerable quantity of gear, etc., that was taken by the fishermen, was not given up. The Officers have been sent there by the Minister of Justice, and will assist the Magistrate of Trepassey in investigating the charges. |
| August 26, 1907 || NAVEL MEN ARRIVE || By the City of Bombay, Saturday, there arrived twenty-three Naval men, in charge of Chief Petty Officer Toohig. These men are for the Brilliant and Calypso, to replace those whose periods of service on this station have expired. |
| August 26, 1907 || BRUCE PASSENGERS || The S.S. Bruce arrived at Port aux Basque at 7 a.m. yesterday with the following passengers: — H.A. Lovett, T.C. Knauff and wife, H.J. Jones and wife, Capt. J.W. Bachlelor, H.F. Weeks, W.M. Powell, E.M. McLean, A McConnell, R.W.S.W. Brown. The express is due at noon. |
| August 26, 1907 || PERSONAL || Mr. D. O’Neill, Bay de Verde, is at present in the city on business.
Mr. J. Angel left by last evening’s express on a pleasure trip along the line.
Mr. S. Joy, who was visiting Gambo on business, returned by Saturday’s express.
Rev. E.A. Butler who arrived by Portia, left for Kelligrews by Saturday’s train.
Inspector McLachlan left for Twillingate last evening, on inspection work.
Mr. J. Roscoe, who was on a visit to England, returned by the City of Bombay
Mr. James Jeans, who had been spending a vacation on Bell Island, returned Saturday.
Hon. James Baird, who was visiting the Homeland, returned by the City of Bombay
Mr. Pynn, Manager of J.E. Lake’s furniture factory at Fortune, is at present in the city on business, and will remain a few day.
Miss M White, who spent the last three weeks in the city, returned to Sydney by yesterday’s express.
Hon. J.B. Ayre, who was on a pleasure trip to the Old Country, returned by the City of Bombay Saturday.
Miss Malone, sister of Mr. M.P. Cashin, who was visiting Cape Broyle and the city, left for Boston last evening.
Mr. G.W.H. Press, Travelling Auditor with Reid-Nfld Co., left by yesterday’s train, on business along the line.
Miss F.H. Winter of New York, arrived by the City of Bombay from England, on a visit to relatives here.
Capt. R.R.S. Miller is in charge of the City of Bombay this trip, replacing Captain McNeil, who is laid off with an injury to his knee.
Mrs. Eugene Forsey, widow of the late Rev. Eugene Forsey of Grand Bank, with her little son, is visiting Mrs. Senator Wood, Sackville.
Mr. J.F. Stewart, Manager of the Slate Quarry at Crow Gulch, Bay of Islands, arrived by the City of Bombay Saturday, from a visit to England.
Mr. D .Ryan formerly of King’s Cove, who was visiting his native home after an absence of 20 years, returned to Boston by yesterday’s express.
Messrs H Blair, H.E. Cowan, T.J. Duley Frew, H.E. Greaves and A. Rodgers, who were buying in England, returned on Saturday by the Bombay.
Mr. M A Dodge who arrived from New York by the Silvia, left for Wesleyville last evening, to visit Capt. Winsor, Sr., who at present is seriously ill.
Mr. Chesley Woods left by yesterday’s express for Lewisporte, to meet some mining experts, who arrived by yesterday’s express, to examine some claims in Green Bay.
Messrs E.D. and J.H. Simon, of Manchester, arrived by City of Bombay Saturday, and left by yesterday’s express for Terra Nova, to spend a few days shooting.
Brother Borgia, who was visiting his father, left for Lawrence, Mass, by yesterday’s express. Mr. J Ryan accompanied him and will likely seek admission to the order.
His Excellency Sir William MacGregor, and Mr. Reeve, C.M.G., left last evening in the Government Engineer’s Car, on a visit along the line. They will be absent a few days and will spend part of their time deer stalking.
Mr. H.A. Lorett, K.C., of Halifax, who was one of the Lawyers engaged in the big case between the Dom. Steel Co. and the Dom. Coal Co., was a passenger by the last Bruce, and will arrive in town today.
Wilfred T. Dawson, 11 years of age, son of the Rev. J.L. Dawson, formerly of this city, carried off the Governor General’s Medal on the high school entrance examinations in New Brunswick. He made 941 marks out of a possible 1050, or 89.6 per cent.
On the R.M.S. City of Bombay, bound for Canada on a concert tour, is Miss
Flora Donaldson, the noted Scotch singer, accompanied by Mr. Paterson Lam and
Mrs. George Neil. Miss Donaldson sang at the evening service in St. Andrew’s
| August 26, 1907 || NAUTICAL || Schooner, Crystal Stream, arrived in port yesterday morning, with salt to A.S. Rendell & Co. French cruiser D’Estrees, arrived in port from the French Shore at eight o’clock yesterday morning. S.S. Silvia, Capt. Farrell, sailed at 2.30 p.m. Saturday, taking additional passengers, Mr. Boeck in saloon and ten in steerage. |
| August 26, 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || BOWRINGS: Portia sails North at 10 o’clock on Wednesday. Prospero left Harbor Breton at 12.10 p.m. Saturday, going West.
REIDS: Home is due at Bonne Bay. Ethie arrived at Clarenville at 5.45 p.m. yesterday. Dundee arrived at Port Blandford at 4.30 p.m. yesterday. Clyde arrived at Lewisporte
at 5.30 p.m. yesterday. Argyle leaves Placentia this morning on the Red Island
route. Glencoe left Placentia at 9.20 p.m. Saturday. Virginia Lake is due today.
| August 26, 1907 || ALONG THE LINES || Saturday evening’s train took out a large number of passengers, including Mrs. J Davey, Miss B Wills, W.A. Wills, Rev. E.A. Butler, Mrs. A Snow, C. Hutchings, Miss Earle, G.W.H. Press, W. Dove, A Spracklin, Mrs. Gosse, Mrs. Anderws, T. Oakley, C Edger, A. Spooner. The shore train arrived on time Saturday night, bringing only a few passengers.
Yesterday’s express took out an unusually large number of people. Among the pasengers were J Bishop, W.C. Martin, Miss Wilson, Mrs. M.A Dodge, Mrs. Critch, Mrs Hiscock, Miss Hartery, E.D. Hawkins, Thomas Hallett, Mr and Mrs. Labouisse, J.H. Eustaler, Mrs. A. Dunn, J. Rayall, Miss Morrissey, Miss Ireland, Miss Dunphy, J.H. Sinnott, Miss M White, B.J. Potman, J.D. Hall, Miss M Baird, D. Burton, J Angell, C Woods, Brother Borga, Jas Ryan, David Ryan, Miss Malone, Inspector McLachlan.
| August 26, 1907 || A PLUCKY ACT || The Story Told by the Rev. S.H. Soper, who Witnessed the Heroic Deed.
Single handed, with a raging sea and hurricane of wind, to successfully reach and rescue two drowning men clinging to the bottom of an up-turned boat, while every wave swept and buried her under water, is a feat of which even a Newfoundland fishermen might well be proud.
During the morning of August 13th, 1907, Lance-au-Meadows, Sacred Bay, Straits of Belle Isle, was crowed with all sorts and conditions of fishing craft. From single handed rodney, to banking schooner, everything that could boast a paddle or carry a sail, was on the grounds. The fish was plentiful, and many held on in spite of the raising sea and unseaworthness of their vessels. At length, about eleven o’clock, the storm broke in fury. Those who could, hauled their grapnels and ran for the harbor.
Two men, whose names we are unable to ascertain, had been fishing on a bank near Warren’s Island. When the wind rose, they hoisted sail and started for their schooner, in Lance-au-Meadows. Those who were watching them, saw that they were keeping too full to the wind, and many feared that they would have to shorten sail, as their boat was behaving badly. Noah Snow, of Griguet, was running close behind them, having made sail for the harbor shortly after they left. At length a squall of wind more sudden than any that had proceeded it, struck the sail, and threw the boat nearly flat on the water, while at the same moment, a heavy lop struck her starboard quarter, and she capsized, throwing the two fishermen into the raging sea.
One kept close to the boat, while the other was thrown away from her. He turned and swam to the upturned boat, climbed on the keel, and helped his companion to reach a position of rest, if not safety. Snow’s was the only boat near enough to render assistance, as a few moments would have sufficed to wash them from the uncertain hold on the bottom of their boat.
Seeing their danger, he immediately bore down to their rescue. To do this, it was necessary to run right down on them. The difficulty of rescue was increased by the tossing of the boat, and the helpless position of the two men. With an eye that took in all the difficulties of the situation, Snow caught his sail, mast and all as it stood, and threw it over the side of his boat. This acted as a drag, and checked her onward sweep so that he was able to secure her alongside, without crashing into the overturned boat, or running past the struggling men. In spite of the breaking seas, he successfully fished them out and brought then safe to land.
We have heard of acts of heroism involving less risk, and demanding less care and forethought, being rewarded will recognition from humane societies, and hope that those who are interested in the well being of our hardy toilers of the deep, will remember the act of this one of many lucky Newfoundlanders.
| August 26, 1907 || DEATH OF CAPT. HOGAN || We chronicle this morning, with deep regret, the demise of Capt. James Hogan, which occurred at his residence, William Street, Saturday evening. Deceased was a native of Queenstown, Ireland, and came here about 40 years ago. For many years he was a prominent Master Mariner, sailing out of Tessier’s and A. Goodridge & Sons. A few years ago, he gave up the sea, owing to illness, but was in fairly good health up to six months ago, when he became seriously ill. Capt. Hogan leaves a widow, to whom the News extends sympathy. |
| August 26, 1907 || LABRADOR NEWS VIRGINIA BACK || The S.S. Virginia Lake, Parsons, arrived at Tilt Cove at 6.30 a.m. Saturday, from Labrador ports. The following message was sent by Capt. Parsons to the Reid-Newfoundland Co: Arrived at Davis Inlet, on August 18th. Had the wind South and South-West going North, but wind South-West and fine weather returning. From Hoton to Macovic Islands no sign of fish. From Macovic Island to Turnavick, traps 100 to 200 quintals. North of Turnavick, nil. At Indian Harbor, Smokey, Griffin’s Harbor, Domino, Grady and Black Tickle, good. From Bolster’s Rock to Battle Harbor, also good. A slight improvement from Battle Harbor to Sandy Island. |
| August 26, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || At five this morning, Cape St. Francis reported a thick fog, and that there was no sign of the Virginia Lake.
Mr. P Lundrigan, Peter’s River, had out 6 traps this season, and only secured 200 quintals between them all.
The schooner Maud, J King, Master, arrived at Hant’s Harbor from the Straits Thursday last, with 800 quintals of fish.
There were three arrests by the Police Saturday night, all being drunk, one was released yesterday, it being his first offence.
There was no news of the Virginia Lake reaching Harbor Grace up to 9 last night. She is being detained by fog and will arrive as soon as there is a clear in the weather.
The German warship Bremen, which went North to Nain, has returned to Battle Harbor where she landed her Pilot, Capt. Jacob Kean.
The barque Lavina, and the wrecking tug Petel, are now on dry dock. The latter will have extensive repairs done, and some new tubes for her are now on the way from England.
Mr. D. Simon and Mr. J.H. Simon, who arrived by the City of Bombay, Saturday, left for Terra Nova yesterday, and will remain there a couple of weeks shooting.
The S.S. Glencoe took the following passengers from Placentia Saturday: Rev. Mercer, J. Peters, S. Parsons, S. Rowsell, Mr. and Mrs. Fowlow and 4 children, J. Bishop, M. Andrews, Sister Mary, Sister John, Sister Mary Bridget, Miss A Samways, J. Ford, H. Fowlow, O’Brien, Miss Lorenger, Miss Green, Miss Smith, Miss Young, in saloon, and 14 in second cabin,
The weather conditions along the line yesterday, were much different than experienced in the city. From Donovan’s West, it was fine and warm, and continued so all the afternoon. The following reports were received at night: Port aux Basques — S.W.; fine, 58 above. Bay of Islands — S.W.; light, fine 60 above.
Quarry — S.W., light, fine, 60 above. Bishop’s Falls — S.W.; light, fine, 70 above. Clarenville — S.W.; light, fine, 60 above. Whitebourne — S.W., light, fine, 62 above.
Chief Stewart Stromayer of the Silvia, has resigned his position, and leaves her at New York this trip.
On Saturday morning, while attached to a sloven, one of Harvey’s horses slipped on the street and fell, breaking both shafts on the vehicle.
It is said that within the next two months, no less than six Policemen who enlisted in the force within the last month, will resign. The same old complaint – Low wages – is the cause of these men leaving.
The funeral of the late Mrs. E. Maidment took place from her late residence, Quidi Vidi Road, yesterday afternoon, and was largely attended.
The Gloucester fishing schooners Titinia, Capt. Cahon, and Judique, Capt. McGlynn, arrived at North Sydney Thursday last, from the Labrador Coast, with large catches of fish. Both came for supplies and have since sailed for the same grounds.
At the ensuing ordination service to be held by His Lordship the Bishop of Newfoundland, the following will offer themselves as candidates for the holy office of Deacon: Messrs J. Adams, J. Parsons, W. Mosdell, and H Kirby.
Two French trawlers, the Jeanette and Facha, sailed from North Sydney Wednesday last, for the Grand Banks, where they will fish for a week before returning to France. Both have excellent fares, and it is expected, that next season will see a large fleet of these vessels fishing on the Banks.
Mr. H.C. Morris, formerly of the Marine and Fisheries Department, was released from the Penitentiary by His Excellency the Governor, and left for New York by the Silvia on Sunday.
There are now 26 outport craft anchored in the harbor whose crews are fishing on the local grounds. Without exception, they have good fares on aboard.
There has been considerable dabbling in “Stocks” in the city within the last
ten days, owing to the low condition of the market. One man, who lost heavily
last year, has invested largely, and he expects to make $10,000 before the end
of the week.
| August 26, 1907 || DEATHS || HOGAN — On Saturday, 24th August, after a long illness, Capt. John Hogan, a native of Queenstown, Ireland. Funeral today (Monday) at 2.30 p.m. from his late residence, 39 Williams St., Boston and New York papers please copy. |
| August 27, 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || The Methodist Superior School reopens next Monday after the summer holidays.
The three masted schooner Venedocian, Capt. Morris, 35 days from Cadiz, salt laden to Messrs Munn & Co., arrived in port this morning.
Mr. A.D. Davis has been so unwell during the greater part of this week, that he has been unable to attend to business. All will be pleased to see him in place again shortly.
Miss Maud Whiteway, daughter of Mr. George Whiteway, of Woodville Road, returns to Lawrence, Mass. next Tuesday, after spending a four month holiday at her old home.
Miss Mitchell, Operator at Broad Cove, on a visit to her uncle Capt. John Spence, and Miss Nellie Spence, who had been in St. John’s for some time, arrived here this week.
Mr. and Mrs Matthieson of Hueyville, who came to visit Rev. T. Fowler before he left for Grand Falls on Thursday, put up at Gordon Lodge, and returned home that evening.
Mrs. W.H. Blanchard, Miss Ruth Blanchard, Mrs. A.G. Munn, Miss F. Munn and Messrs G.H. Badcock and J.A. Denleton, went to Harbor Grace Island by boat on Thursday, for a day’s outing. The rain compelled the party to return early in the afternoon.
Two young ladies who have a desire to gather shellfish, went to mussel bank near the Custom’s boat house on Friday, and were so eager, and unmindfull of the rising tide, until they were surrounded by water. A young gentleman took them from the bank in a boat.
Messrs John Tapp and W. Carson left for Whitbourne by Friday morning’s train. Messes Dawe (2) for Bay Roberts; Mr. T. Sheppard, Misses Rache, Stevenson and C Sheppard for St. John’s en route to Halifax, and Mr. Herbert LeMessurier, wife and children, went out by the evening’s train.
The hearing of a postponed shebeen case was resumed at the Court this morning. After noting and considering the arguments of the counsel for the defence why the case should be dismissed, the Judge gave judgement against the defendant for $50., and cost or two months’ imprisonment.
The Road Board is making alterations in the drain on the North side of Water Street, and has considerably improved the facilities for drainage in the vicinity of Bannerman Street. It is intended to level up the sidewalk near J. & W. Madigan’s establishment, so that the offensive water pool which has hitherto annoyed the public in wet weather, especially in the springtime, will no longer exist. If the drains on Water Street were paved, a great improvement would be effected.
The Presbyterian Sunday School intends holding its annual picnic next Tuesday at Shannon Park
The S.S. Mary arrived this evening from Bell Island, with a large number of passengers, and left again for Carbonear.
Messrs R.D. McRae and A.D. Davis, and Miss Stabb, for St. John’s, Mrs. W. Butt, of Bay Roberts, Mrs Isaac Pumphrey and her daughter Alice, for Placentia, left by this morning’s train. Mrs Paterson, Misses Jane Sheppard and Martin, and Mrs. Baily and children, for St. John’s, went out by this evening’s train. Miss Flynn from Bay de Verde, and Master Fred Badcock from Catalina, via S.S. Eithe to Carbonear, arrived by this evening’s train.
The Methodist Sunday School picnic at O’Connell’s farm on Thursday, was interrupted by the heavy rain that day, and the children and Teachers assembled at 3 p.m at Coughlan Hall where tea was served, and the affair made as enjoyable as possible under the circumstances. All the Teachers were indefatigable in their effort to make things pleasant for the little ones, who seemed quite satisfied with the evening’s enjoyment. The prizes and presents were distributed in the hall, and all returned home apparently happy.
Some annoyance is felt by parties here, owing to the inconvenience they are put into, getting Poor Orders cashed. So general is the inconvenience, that shop-keepers holding these orders when paying out money locally, try to get rid of them, and often people finding it hard to get them cashed, are relucent to take them. It does seem a hardship, that if a person send by mail to the Departmental Relieving Office at St. John’s to have orders cashed, that office will not pay money unless the orders are presented by some person, and any orders so mailed will be sent back to the sender. This is virtually a dishonouring of its own orders by the Relieving Office. If this condition of affairs continues much longer, people will refuse to accept Poor Orders at all. Surely the matter can be so arranged that unnecessary inconvenience shall cease.
The party given by Miss Belle Kennedy to her music pupils on Thursday, was such a successful affair that a more extended notice than appeared in last notes may be pardoned. At 6 p.m. the pupils were entertained at Miss Kennedy's home, where a nice repast was served and thoroughly enjoyed by all. After tea, the pupils and other invited guests, assembled at St. Patrick’s Hall, where a dance was carried on till midnight. The hall was tastefully decorated for the occasion, and many commendatory remarks on the appearance of the room were heard. A very large number of guests attended, and all were aware of an indefinable something which added to the enjoyment of the evening. Master Kennedy, nephew of the hostess, gave a song which was happily chosen and well received. Refreshments were served and the attendants were kept busy for a while. Mr. R. Brazil whose services are in frequent requisition, furnished the music in his best style. Miss Kennedy it to be congratulated upon the success of her party, which better conveyed to those present, an impression of its merits than can any description by the writer.
CORRESPONDENT, Hr. Grace, Aug 24th, 07
| August 27, 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || BOWRINGS: S.S. Portia sailed North at 10 a.m. on Wednesday. S.S. Prospero left Birchy Cove at 3.15 p.m. yesterday for Bonne Bay.
REIDS: Home arrived at Bay of Islands at 3.25 p.m. yesterday. Argyle left Placentia last midnight on the Red Island route. Clyde left Lewisporte at 9.20 a.m. yesterday. Dundee left Port Blandford at 2 p.m. yesterday. Ethie
left Clarenville at 7.30 a.m. yesterday. Glencoe left Brigus at 1 p.m.
yesterday, going West. Virginia Lake sails for Labrador tonight.
| August 27, 1907 || OBITUARY || Katie, daughter of John and Mary Griffin of St. Bride’s, P.B., was touched by the Angel of Death at her home on the 17th August. Her illness was protracted, and though death was looked for, her demise was a great sorrow to her parents and friends. In May last she resigned from school teaching, at which profession she was a devoted Teacher and highly esteemed by her pupils. The funeral took place at St. Bride’s the 19th August, and was largely attended by friends of that place, as well as many others from the neighbouring settlements. The News tenders sympathy to the bereaved parents. |
| August 27, 1907 || BOMBAY SAILS || The R.M.S. City of Bombay, Capt. Miller, sailed at daylight for halifax and Philadelphia, taking the following passengers in saloon for Halifax: Messrs Collymore, Clarence, Smith, Watson, Mesdames Collymore, McNamara; Misses Garland, and McNamara. For Philadelphia, Messrs Paterson, J.T. Gibbs, G.W. Morris, M. Cullen, H.J. Davis, W. O’Neill, Chas. Creran, E.K. Clemence, Silverberg, Mesdames Young, Paterson, Foster, Robertson, Misses Cullen (2) and Burke. |
| August 27, 1907 || LABRADOR NEWS! || VERY LITTLE IMPROVEMENT IN FISHERY. Fairly Good Voyage South — Poor at Northern End Of Shore. SEVERAL HUNDRED SCHOONERS NORTH OF NAIN, POORLY FISHED:
The S.S. Virginia Lake, Capt. Parsons, arrived from Labrador ports at 6 a.m yesterday. She left here August the 9th., and the whole passage had fine weather, particularly the latter part of the voyage. Since the reports brought on her last trip, there has been no improvement from Cut Throat to Holton. South from Emily Harbor, the voyage will be an average one, though the catches are very uneven, those who had the best trap berths getting large fares, and the others only small. The following is an itemized report as brought by the steamer. Holton Harbor — No improvement. Horse Harbor — No improvement. Emily Harbor — traps average 100 quintals, but nothing has been done for over two weeks. White Bear — No improvement since last reports. Smokey — Traps have from 200 to 500 quintals. Indian Harbor — All the traps secured good–fares, no figures given. In Gross Water Bay there are about 80 “floaters” with from 200 to 600 quintals each. Pack's Harbor — traps average 150 quintals.
Long Island — A fairly good voyage. Grady — Traps have done well. McRae & Sons have a big voyage ashore. Indian Tickle — A good improvement since last report. Domino — Traps have from 800 to 600 quintals. Spotted Islands — Traps have from 400 to 700 quintals, though a few have less than 100 quintals. Griffin’s Harbor — All the traps did well and average about 400 quintals. From Black Tickle to Seal Island, a slight improvement. Sandy Islands — A big improvement. Batteau — The fishery is very uneven here. Some traps have as high as 500 quintals — others average only about 40 quintals. Munn’s traps at Black Island have 1400 quintals, 600 of which were trapped while Virginia Lake was North. Others did well accordingly. Bolster’s Rock — All traps have good voyages. Cape Charles — Traps have as much as 700 quintals. Chimney Tickle — Traps have from 200 to 600 quintals.
Battle Harbor — There are about 50 “floaters” anchored in the harbor, all of which are practically loaded. When the Virginia was coming South, there were 100 or more boats on the grounds — hook and liners – all being loaded after the day’s fishing. Baine Johnstone & Co.’s crews have 24,000 quintals landed, and with the purchases made in the harbor, have about 32,000 quintals ashore. At the Turnavic Islands, Capt. Bartlett’s crew have about 2000 quintals landed, which is less than half a voyage. At. Macovic Island, Dunn’s crews have about 800 quintals ashore, which is a poor catch. At Hopedale, there were a number of “Floaters’ which had not secured a fish for more then ten days. Some had not got enough to eat during that time, but were waiting, in the hope that the fish would strike in. There are hundreds of schooners North of Nain. All these went North without a quintal of fish under salt, a fact unknown in recent years. Should they fail, the total Labrador catch will be small. It is estimated that about 200 schooners on the Southern end of the Coast, have secured from 200 to 600 quintals each. The S.S. Kite left for “down the shore” from the Turnavics, on the 17th August, fully supplied with traps and gear. This is the first time that Capt. Bartlett has sent the ship North, since he has been taking her to the Coast. On the whole, it is expected that the shore crews of C. & A. Dawe, will secure a average voyage, but nothing has been heard from their “floaters”. The Virginia Lake brought a large freight, and the following passengers: Messrs J. Powell, Smith, Birdsall, Malone, Cobot (2), Topham, Paterson, Kalk, G. Motty, Mesdames Parsons, Patterson, Misses Malone, Hueling,
| August 27, 1907 || WEDDING AT BRIGUS || A very pretty wedding was solemnized here at the Methodist Church on Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock, when Edith Maud, daughter of Rev. J Nurse, was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to Mr. E.F. Benson, of Toronto, Canada. The ceremony being performed by her father, Rev. Mr. Nurse, assisted by Rev. S Snowden, President of the Methodist Conference, Harris and James. The bride prettily attired in white silk, with veil caught with orange blossoms and carrying a bouquet of white roses, entered the Church leaning on the arm of her father, while the choir rendered “The Voice that breathed o’er Eden”. The bride was attended by Misses M.I. Bowdrige, B. Dicks and E. Benson, who were dressed in pale blue silk voile, trimmed with white chiffon, wearing white roses in their hair, and holding bouquets of white Marguerite daisies and Asparagus fern. The groom was supported by Mr. A.O. Nurse, brother of the bride, and Mr. W.J. and C. Benson, brothers of the groom, acted as ushers. The Church was nicely decorated for the occasion. After the ceremony a reception was held at the residence of the bride’s parents. At 6 p.m. the bridal party left for Bay Roberts, returning the next day to Brigus, where the happy couple joined the train en route to their new home in Toronto. The bride was the recipient of many valuable presents, including a set of silver fruit knives from the Primary Sunday School, of which she was Superintendent. The grooms gift to the bride was a handsome piano, and to the bridesmaids, gold crescent brooches set with pearls. |
| August 27, 1907 || PERSONAL || Rev. Bro Strapp returned to town by last night’s train. Mr. Edwin Murray returned to the city last night. Mr. M.P. Cashin arrived in town from Cape Broyle, yesterday afternoon. Mr. J. Powell of the R.N. Co., returned from Labrador by the Virginia Lake. Capt. C. Dawe, M.H.A. left by yesterday morning’s train for his home in Bay Roberts. Dr. W.E. Prounier, of Clarke’s Beach, arrived in town yesterday on business, and is at the Crosbie.
Mr. Andrew Gowans Jr., of Ourown Woolen Mills Ltd., Hueville, arrived in town yesterday, on business. Mrs. M.T. Jones, of Harbor Grace, who had been visiting friends in the city, left for home yesterday. Mrs. John Anderson and her son Hugh Anderson, leave by the Carthaginian on Thursday for Glasgow. Mr. Mark Hawkins, of Change Islands, who has been in Hospital and underwent an operation for appendicitis, has now fully recovered and will return home by the Portia tomorrow morning. Mr. W.B. Cabot of Boston, who has been on his annual trip to the Labrador, returned here by the Virginia Lake yesterday. Mr. Cabot was accompanied by his two sisters. Mr. Birchby, the Curate for St. Thomas’s Church, is expected from England in November. He is at present completing his college course, and upon arrival, will be ordained by Bishop Jones. His Lordship Bishop March, and Rev. Father Finn, returned by the Virginia Lake to Harbor Grace. His Lordship has been making an Episcopal visit to the Straits and Labrador during the last three weeks. Colonel Treacy of the firm of Davenport & Tracey, celebrated piano manufacturers of New York, is now in the city on a visit. Colonel Treacey has considerable Newfoundland blood in him, his father and grandmother being both of St. John’s; his father being well known to some of the older residents. Mr. C. Hutton represents his firm in Newfoundland. The Rev. H.K.
Woodward, of Petty Harbor, Newfoundland, has been offered the rector-ship of
Trinity Parish, Sydney Mines. The Sydney Post says that it is believed he will
accept the appointment, and probably arrive there by Sept. 1st. Mr. Woodward has
done good work in the Petty Harbor parish, and the loss of his services in
Newfoundland will be a very real loss. |
| August 27, 1907 || NAUTICAL || Barque Lavinia came off Dock yesterday. S.S. Halifax City arrived at Halifax at 2..45 a.m. Saturday. S.S. Silvia was due to arrive at Halifax yesterday. Brigt. Clementine, Tucker, is loading fish at G.M. Barr’s for Europe. S.S. Bonavista left Charlottetown yesterday for this port, via Sydney. S.S. Wasis is now due to S. March & Sons from Sydney, with coal. S.S. Rosalind left New York at 11 o’clock Saturday for this port.
S.S. Virginia lake coaled at a Harvey & Co’s premises yesterday afternoon. S.S. Carthaginian sailed from Philadelphia at 7 p.m. on Saturday for this port. Schooner Carl E Richard, Hilton, cleared for Bayfied, N.S. in Ballast, yesterday afternoon. French warship Kleber with the Admiral on Board, will arrive here about Friday or Saturday. The D’Estrees
will remain until she arrives. |
| August 27, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || Mr. P.H. Cowan informed us yesterday, that the Salmonier boats did well the past week.
A drunk fell, in McMurdo’s Lane yesterday afternoon, and cut his hand badly. He was assisted into McMurdo’s Pharmacy where the wound was dressed.
A Welsh Seaman created a scene on Water St. West last night. Some of his brother Seamen who were with him, brought him to his ship before the Police arrived.
It was reported yesterday, the schooner Catharine P. Philpott, belonging to Plate Cove, B.B., was on her way home from Labrador with a full load of fish.
Capt. J.W. Bachelor, representing the Salvage Association of Liverpool, arrived by yesterday’s express, on business in connection with the reck of the S.S. Micmac, at Broad Cove.
The whaler Cachelot, operating at Hawke’s Harbor, has 26 whales landed to date, two of them being sperm. All the fish taken are exceptionally large and there will be a big yield of oil.
Ten fishermen suffering from various diseases, were landed at Harbor Grace from the Virginia Lake. They were attended to on the passage up by Dr. Boyle, and his assistant, Mr. Nicholas Peddle.
On the 19th August, the Virginia Lake passed the S.S. Stord, S.S. Eric and S.S. Vicet, going into Tuckalic. They were evidently going there to remain over night, as navigation about these places is dangerous after dark.
The whaler Hump went on the floating dock yesterday afternoon to be painted, and sails this evening for Trinity Bay on another hunt for whales. Since leaving here, the Hump secured 10 whales, making her total since going to Trinity Bay 22.
Constable Tobin of the West End was taken seriously ill at his home last night, and the service of Dr. Rendell had to be procured; He has been feeling unwell for some days, and he will likely be unable to perform duty for some time.
The following were the weather conditions along the line last night: --- Port aux Basques — S.E., strong, foggy, 55 above. Bay of Islands — W., light, fine, 57 above. Quarry — N, light, foggy, 60 above. Bishop’s Falls — Calm, fine, 52 above. Clarenville — calm, fine, 60 above.
Whitbourne — calm, dull, 52 above.
There were five arrests by the Police last night, for drunks and a deserter.
The S.S. Mary Nickerson arrived from Bell Island at 3.15 last evening, having made the run in 4 hours. She sails again tonight or early tomorrow morning.
Mr. Richard McCARTHY, father of Rev. F.D. McCarthy, P.P. Carbonear, died at that place last Friday, at the age of 88 years. Interment took place at Carbonear on Sunday.
A Sailor who deserted from a German vessel at Lewisporte, and came in here by Saturday’s express, was arrested under warrant at the Seamen’s Home. He will go before the Magistrate this morning.
Special Officer Horace Kennedy of the Halifax Police Force, arrived by the express yesterday, with a Naval deserter who was sent aboard H.M.S. Brilliant. In the afternoon, Sergt. Cox took him about the city, and today he will visit the Court House, Fire Halls and other places of interest. Mr. Kennedy is a fine specimen of a man and we learn is a vert
| August 27, 1907 || DEATHS || NOSEWORTHY — Yesterday morning at 5 o’clock, after a long and painful illness, Sarah, beloved wife of Charles Noseworthy, and daughter of Mr. Thomas White of Green’s Pond, aged 39 years, leaving a husband, father and sister and brother, to mourn their sad loss. Funeral on Wednesday at 2.30 o’clock, from her late residence, 16 Monroe Street. Friends and acquaintance are requested to attend without further notice. No crepe. - Boston papers please copy. |
| August 28, 1907 || CARBONEAR || Miss Josie Penney went out by Tuesday’s express, en route to Red Bay, where she will spend a few weeks vacation with relatives.
The funeral of the late Maurice MALONE took place from his late residence, Water Street, Tuesday afternoon, after arrival of the train. Several friends and relatives of the deceased from St. John’s, were in attendance.
Mr. P.J. McCarthy, a prominent vocalist of St. John’s, is enjoying a well earned rest in our town.
Work on Mr. John Duff’s new residence is progressing rapidly, under the skilful management of the builders, Messrs Saunders and Howell.
Capt. Cyrus Taylor, 1st Officer of the S.S. Bruce, arrived Thursday for a few days.
Mrs. Joseph and Mrs. Elexis, sisters of the Presentation Convent, here left on Tuesday for their home at Antigonish. These good sisters are nieces of the Rev. Archbishop MacDonald, formerly of Harbor Grace Diocese, and have been identified with the Carbonear Convent for a number of years.
Messrs Tucker and Cameron's recent enterprise in the installing of a hugh planeing machine in their lumber premises, is now in first class working order, and giving satisfaction beyond expectations. It is driven by electricity and manipulated by an experienced mill man named Vivian, of Heart’s Delight, T.B.
The Anglian Church held their Sunday School picnic Wednesday, on the Glebe land grounds, adjoining the Parsonage. A very fine day favoured the picnicers and vied with the best efforts of the Teachers and Officers of the school, to make the day a joyous one for those participating. The usual parade with all its accompaniment of flags and banners, was made around the town, led by the Orange Band, after which the children settle down to having a good time. This they had, so all agreed, thanks to the attention of Rev. F.W. Colley, Messrs Geo. A Moulton, L. Colley, and others of the teaching staff.
Mr. E. W. Taylor, General Freight Agent for the Reid Newfoundland Co., came in on Saturday, remaining over until Monday.
Messrs Geo. Joyce and H Taylor, of Ayres & Sons Dry Goods, are enjoying a holiday, in this, their native town.
A Domestic, living at the home of Ensign Pitcher, S.A., created a sensation on Wednesday morning, by rising earlier than the usual hour, and before any of the inmates were aware of anything going wrong, was well on her way to the Depot. The Ensign’s suspicions became aroused at the abnormal quietude of things down stairs, and he quicky arose and made ready to intercept the would be traveller. In doing so, his attention was drawn to a vacant place in the dining room, where a safe usually rested, and which contained at the time, about $24 in cash. On reaching the Station, the girl was found comfortably seated in the car, with ticket in hand, already for adieu to those remaining. Segt Newhook was hastily summoned and requested her to come along with him, and both went to the lockup. At 11 a.m., a confession of the wrong doing was made before his Honour Judge Penney, but the plaintiff not wishing to prosecute, judgement was withheld.
The annual S.S. picnic of the Methodist denomination was held Thursday at Rural Retreat, the residence of Mr. Jas. B. Peach. Owing to the afternoon turning out wet, a postponement was made until the following day, (Friday) when the school mustered in greater force than on the previous occasion.
An aged and respected gentleman in the person of Mr. Richard McCARTHY, quietly breathed his last on the morning of the 23rd August, in his 89th year. The end was not unexpected as the deceased had been invalided for months past. In his earlier days, McCarthy was a prominent Grocer of the West End, and with the burden of declining years coming upon him, he quietly retired from mercantile pursuits, and resided in a more secluded part of the town. For many years he represented the R.C. denomination as Inspector of Roads. A widow and three children survive him, being the esteem Rev. F.D.
McCarthy, P.P. Interment took place on Saturday at 3 p.m. Rev. Fr. Finn, of
Harbor Grace Cathedral officiating.
| August 28, 1907 || S.S. WASIS IN PORT || S.S. Wasis, Capt. Ritcey, two days from Sydney, reached port yesterday morning, bringing 51 tons of coal for S. March & Sons. Thick fog was experienced for almost the entire trip, and she was off the Narrows at eleven o’clock Tuesday night, but it being very thick, the Capt. deemed it advisable to remain outside till morning. When discharged, the Wasis will return to Sydney in Ballast. |
| August 28, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || Capt. T. Bonia, M.H.A., is in the city on business.
The Bruce is due at Port aux Basques this morning, from Sydney.
The amount presented to Father O’Neill by Roman Catholic citizens was about $2,300.
H.M.S. Brilliant will leave here about the 10th approx., and will circumnavigate the Island before returning.
There is very little fish in the Oporto market at present, but about 25,000 quintals are now on the way to that port.
S.S. Airmyn is now at Battle Hr. to load fish from Baine Johnstone & Co., for Europe. The steamers Erik and Stord have also been chartered to take fish across for this firm.
Miss Laura Roper and Miss Susie Roper came to town last night, the former returning home, and the latter on a visit to her uncle, Mr. J Roper.
The case against the City Publican for the alleged selling of a drink to a Policeman, while on duty, will be hear before the Magistrate today.
A large number of poneys and carts from nearby settlements, were in town yesterday. Some brought new fish, others were in for salt and supplies.
Miss Callahan and her brother Jack, who were visiting Salmonier the last five weeks, returned by last night’s train, having enjoyed the holiday very much.
Special Officer Kennedy of the Halifax Police Force, left for home yesterday, but will stay off a couple of day at Bay of Islands. During the afternoon of yesterday, he visited the Central and East End Fire Halls and the different city Churches.
Mr. Michael BRIMMINGHAM, a stepson of Mr. Richard Hannaford, died at Petty Harbor, Sunday last, leaving a wife and two children. The funeral took place yesterday. Mr. N.J. Murphy was Undertaker.
Dr. E J. Thompson, of Lynn Mass., while fishing in the Little Codroy River on Monday, hooked a 36 pound salmon and landed it successfully after a three hour fight. The fish measured 44 inches and is the largest ever caught in that river. It will be mounted and presented by Dr. Thompson to Sir. R.G. Reid.
Yesterday morning, a meeting was held in Bowring’s office, relative to the increase of pay asked for, by the “Pallymen” and the Labourers Union. Present were Hon. E.R. Bowring, A.F. Goodridge, W.B. Grives, representing the employees, and Mayor Gibbs and President McGrath, representing the Labourers’ Union. No settlement was arrived at and another meeting will likely be held today.
The steamers Strod and Erik, upon returning from Hudson Bay, will load fish at Battle Harbor for Europe, having been chartered by Baine Johnstone & Co.
Rev. W. Grouchy leaves by the Portia this morning for Pilley’s Island
Only one guest registered at the Crosbie yesterday — Mr. Henry Albland.
There were two steamers at Bell Island yesterday, loading ore for Sydney.
Hook and liners did fairly well on the local grounds yesterday, averaging about four quintals each.
The whales which have been killed by the “Hump” the past few weeks, are of a very poor quality, and will give very little oil.
A boy, who gave his age as ten years, was found on the street by the Police
last night, in a complete state of intoxication. The person or persons who gave
the liquor to the lad, are deserving of a place behind the bars of the
Penitentiary, and the Police should leave no stone unturned in their efforts to
located the miscreants.
| August 30, 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || The members of Grace Lodge, I.O.G.T., intend holding a basket party at O’Connell’s farm next Wednesday afternoon, weather permitting.
Miss Effie Parsons, who will sojourn in Boston next winter. Mrs. Arthur Gordon and her mother Mrs. Elfreda Webber, for Lynn Mas., left by this evening’s train.
Master J Cabot Fitzgerald, who is on a visit to his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Martin, will return home to St. John’s next Saturday.
Rev. J. Neil of Hampton, N.B., will occupy the pulpit of the Presbyterian Church here, during the month of September.
Mrs. Lavinia Davis received a message on Monday, stating that her daughter Miss Minnie, had been married on Saturday evening in New York, to Mr. John Taylor, formerly of this town.
Rev. J.O. Britnell, Curate of the C. of E. Church at Bay Roberts, conducted the evening service at St. Paul’s Church here on Sunday, Rev. Canon Noel having gone to Bay Roberts to induct Rev. Edgar Jones as Rector of that parish.
Rev. J.O. Britnell for Bay Roberts. Master Oke and Miss Elsie Oke for St. John’s, and several sick fishermen, left by Monday morning’s train. Mrs. Moses Searle and infant, Mose Parsons for Bay Roberts, and Dr. Allan for Tilton, went out by the evening’s train.
Two or three cases of typhoid fever exist are present at Martin’s Brock, and a case of scarlatina is located in a house in Hart’s Lane. All the houses have been placarded and the inmates quarantined, and the Health Authorities are taking means to prevent further spread of the diseases.
Two parties from Riverhead, summoned by the Police for allowing their pigs to go at large, appeared in Court on Monday. They pleaded guilty and were convicted, but judgement was deferred, and the parties reprimanded. Another party from the same locality, summoned for letting her goats run unyoked, pleaded not guilty. The case was dismissed.
The S.S. Virginia Lake arrived from Labrador at 10 p.m. Sunday. Among the passengers who landed here, were His Lordship Bishop March, and his Chaplin, Rev. W.P. Finn; Rev. J McGrath of Bell Island, Capt. Pumphrey, Misses Christopher, Pike, who accompanied the remains of her little sister, Isa home. W. Jerrett, Brigus, Mrs Walter Crosbie, Bay Roberts and several sick fishermen.
Several gentlemen who went to Carbonear on Sunday, returned to town by the S.S. Mary that afternoon. When boarding the vessel, one of the party came on the wharf just as the Mary was moving off, and the steamer being three or four feet from the side, he hesitated, and finally declined to take the required leap to gain her deck, so remained on the wharf to think over what might have happened had he attempted to leap to the steamer. His comrades were polite enough not to laugh at his want of agility, and he returned home, brooding over his lost opportunity.
The S.S. Mary arrived in port last night and conveyed Rev. J. McGrath to Bell Island.
Messrs W. Duff and Sons’ barqt., Kenneth Victor, Capt. George Deane, which finished her fish cargo here at Messrs Munn & Co.’s, sailing on the 29th., has arrived at Pernambuco after a long passage.
Messrs R. Rutherford & Co. are making an addition to their wharf, the construction being made by Messrs Tetford & Lee.
Rev. Dr. Robertson, St. John’s, Rev. J Neil and wife, Hampton N.B., Mr James O’Neil and wife, and Mrs W. Pushie and two children, St. John’s, came in by this afternoon’s train. Mrs. Hector Williams and family, and Mrs. Giles Courage and family for Seattle, Mrs. W.J. Janes and Mrs. John Sparkes and daughter for Lynn, Mass., and Mrs. Fred Dwey and family for St. John’s, went out by this evening’s train.
All the crops about Riverhead are good this summer. Hay is abundant, potatoes are advanced, and other vegetables give promise of good results.
A fine substantial public wharf, built, it is understood, by the Road Board at Riverhead South, has been completed, the only drawback being that it does not extend into the harbor far enough, for sunken rock lies about ten feet further out, and so prevents vessels of any size going to that wharf at low tide. To obviate this difficulty, that wharf should be extender outward another fifteen feet. Perhaps next year, this desirable addition will be made, as these who had the matter in hand must see the great advantage of such an addition being made.
The railway siding to be put at Laughlan’s Crossing, has not yet been placed there, and if this much needed boom is to be granted this year, it is about time a commencement should be made. Who is to blame for the delay? The Government comes in for a large share of blame, for it is argued that it should be willing to benefit the people, and take means to fulfil its promises.
Rev. John M Allan preached a very interesting and edifying sermon at the Presbyterian Church on Sunday morning. The discourse dealt with that miracle of our Lord’s, which fed the five thousand with five barley loaves and two small fishes. The scene upon this memorable occasion was clearly and earnestly depicted, and the preacher drew the attention of the congregation to the fact that, miracles of no less importance, if they would be discerned, were being constantly performed in these days, and urged upon his hearers the need of realizing their existence, and profiting by the lessons to be learned. The sermon throughout was full of counsel and earnest persuasion, and while the preacher may not generally be considered a thunderer, yet at times, he gave the impression that, under certain conditions he can approach the eloquent. Much useful instruction was imparted, and the well connected lines of thought continued through the sermon, must have been of great interested to the intelligent congregation. Rev. Mr. Allan is the son of the late Dr. Allan, of this town, and is pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Bay of Islands. He is at present on a visit to his brother, Dr. W.M. Allan.
CORRESPONDENT, Hr. Grace, Aug. 27th ‘07
| August 30, 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || Reid-Newfoundland Company: Glencoe left Fortune at 7.50 p.m. yesterday, inward. Ethie leaves Clarenville this morning. Dundee leaves Port Blandford this morning. Clyde leaves Lewisporte this morning. Home left Bonne Bay at 9.35 a.m. yesterday. Virginia Lake left Tilt Cove at 6.20 p.m. yesterday. Argyle left Burin at 7 p.m. yesterday, inward.
BOWRINGS: S.S. Prospero left Lamaline at 8.10 - p.m. yesterday, coming East.
Portia arrived at Seldom Come Bye at 7 p.m. yesterday, and remained there all
| August 30, 1907 || LABRADOR NEWS FROM ABROAD || The Halifax Chronicle in the issue of Tuesday, says: “Advice from Labrador Coast confirms the reports previously sent, that the fishing there has been the best in years, and daily, Newfoundland vessels are sailing for home with full fares. Capt. Dan McCuish of the Gloucester schooner Blanche, which arrived at North Sydney Friday with a big catch, says the fleet is having more that ordinary good luck. Squid also has been taken in enormous quantities, and on the whole, the season of 1907 will go on record as being a veritable Klondyke for fishermen. |
| August 30, 1907 || BRUCE PASSENGERS || The Bruce arrived at 7.55 a.m. Wednesday, bringing the following passengers in saloon: Miss J. Dennis, Dr. E.B. and Mrs. Joachim, Dr. G. and Mrs. Sandhouse, J.W. and Miss C.B. Cook, H.J. Cashman, T. Neville, C. Langworthy, Miss L StCroix, H.C. Hopewell, Geo. Bancroft, J.L. Crewe, W.C. Arsenean, W. Horwood, L. McKay, E.E. Slaught, A Mrs. and Miss S. Strickland, J.A. McLeod, W.E. Foy, A.J. Smith and Burt Burn. The express arrived at 12,30 yesterday. |
| August 30, 1907 || ORE SHIPMENTS || A report from Bell Island says, that the D.I. & Co., will make a record year in their ore shipments this season, in spite of the fire that stopped the shipping. There are now 180,000 tons of ore ready to be conveyed to the pier. The hauling engine that operate the endless cable, gave out a week ago owing to a collapse in the concrete bed, and interrupted the work of sending out ore from the mines. Fortunately, the pockets were well filled and there was no delay to fill up the S.S. Filen. The damage has been repaired. |
| August 30, 1907 || WEST COAST NEWS || (From the Western Star) Work on the big railway draw bridge on Main River, is going ahead rapidly. Mr. Walters is there with a gang of men, and they are piling outside the bridge, while Mr. J. Campbell is busy with another crowd erecting a new pier, and otherwise strengthening the iron structure.
On Tuesday night there was quite a frost on the Gaff Topsails, and several of the small pools were frozen over.
Mr. Babson, of New York, who had been fishing on the rivers of Hawk’s Bay, came here last week. On Monday, he was before the Magistrate, charged with a breach of the game laws, having killed beaver while up North. He was fined $30.
Salmon and trout fishing is pretty good just now on the Grand River of Codroy. At South Branch, grilse and trout are in abundance, and strange to say, the best fishing just now is to be had with bait. Operator Dwyer is having all the sport he wants.
Mr. Arthur Miller, son of Mr. George Miller, met with an accident on Monday afternoon. He is engaged by the Reid N.F. Co., cutting railway material at Cook’s Pond. On Monday, while hewing a railway sleeper, the axe struck another stick causing it to glance from the tie, and coming in contact with Miller’s left foot, completely severed one toe and almost cut off two more. He lost considerable blood before reaching camp, where the foot was wrapped in heavy bandages, and Miller was placed on a trolly and brought to Birchy Cove, where he was attended by Dr. Fisher.
Great dissatisfaction exists amongst business people and the general public, over the Post Office in Birchy Cove, and the Post Office and Telegraph Office at Riverhead, being closed on Monday. Four mails were here on that day awaiting distribution, and passengers who arrived by the home had important telegrams to despatch from the Office at Riverhead. If the Post Master General gave instructions for these offices to be closed on that occasion, then he is ill informed of the requirements of the important centre, and we would advise him to in future, study more closely our postal and telegraph needs.
The Bay of Islands Regatta takes place next Thursday. It is hoped to make the
event even more successful than that of last year, and with that object in view,
preparations are being finalized. It is hoped to have an excursion rate on the
train, and persons coming from the West on the morning train may return at
night. Valuable and handsome prizes have been selected for the successful
competitors, and no doubt all the events will be keenly contested. Beside the
refreshments to be obtained in the tents, Mrs. Petrie will provide dinner and
tea, to be served on the field. Don’t forget next Thursday will be a public
| August 30, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || It is said that $4.50 a quintal is being offered for fish on the Labrador.
The schooner Harris, 21 days from Iceland, in ballast, reached port yesterday.
Thee schooners now in port, whose crews have been fishing on the local grounds, will leave for home today with full loads.
Rev. Fr. Cacciola has recently imported a new bell for the Church at Barron Island. It will be blessed and placed in position during next week.
At Harbor Buffet and Barron Island, there has been a good sign of fish this few days, but owing to the backward weather, but little has been done.
There is but little fish in stock at Brazil at present — about 5,000 quintals. On the way there, there are about 23,000 quintals. Some of the vessels are now due there.
Fourteen sailors of the Brilliant and Cylpso, whose time of service on this station has expired, left for England by the Carthaginian.
Mr. M Green has just completed a new school at Red Island which was designed by Architect Barter. The new building has a capacity of about 200 children and is one of the finest school rooms on the Island outside St. John’s.
The Officers of H.M.S. Brilliant held their annual ball in the British Hall Wednesday night. Dancing was kept up until the small hours of the morning, and a most enjoyable time was had.
The German sailor, who deserted from his ship at Lewisporte and was arrested here, was sent back to the vessel at Lewisporte by yesterday’s express, in charge of Const. Churchill, he having come in here for that purpose.
Owing to the backward weather, the green fish buyers have been unable to cure large quantities on their premises, and in consequence, have no room to store further purchases. As a result, some of the local fishermen are unable to sell their catches, and will have to abandon the voyage.
The weather conditions along the line yesterday was about the same as experienced in the city. The following reports were received last night:
Port aux Basques — S.W.; light, fine, 60 above. Bay of Islands — calm, dull, 50 above. Quarry — calm, dull, 50 above. Bishop’s Falls — calm, raining, 60 above. Clarenville — S.W., light, raining, 55 above. Whitbourne — calm, raining, 55 above.
The following guests registered at the Crosbie yesterday: M.T. Dick, Geo. B. Hood, Philadelphia, Dr. W. Lamb, Mrs. M.K. Moulton, New York, V.A. Rietz, Chicago, W.G. York, C. Thorley, J.W. Bachelor, Colin Frase, New Glasgow, Dr. A.F. Perkins, New York, E.E. Slaght, Toronto, E.A. Stone, Providence R.J., S.E. Coyle, Bridgetown, N.J., H.J. Cashman, Cleveland, J.V. Cooper, K.B. Cooper, Dobbs Ferry, N.J. G.W. Sandhouse and wife, Brooklyn, C.F. Langworthy, Washington, Dr. T. Neville, Vermont, P Grenville, Halifax, T.M. Kelly, Elizabeth, N.J. S.W. Bartlett, Brigus, Mrs. Donovan, Mrs. Kennedy, Avondale.
Another serious street car accident was narrowly averted Tuesday afternoon, when a lad named Douglas Dooley barely escaped being run over by one of the cars. He with some other lads, was following the steam roller, and in walking backwards, fell in front of a street car, which was then approaching. But for the quickness of the Motorman in reversing the power and stopping the car, the boy would have probably met instant death.
There was only one arrest by the Police last night; Simon Power, who took too freely of the cup that cheers. Simon was only let out of the Pen a few days ago.
The French Admiral's ship Kleber, is due here today from Sydney, and after remaining for about eight days, will sail for Decca, Northern Algiers, Africa, where she will near the zone of trouble in Morocco.
During the week, M. Ready’s boat has arrived at Red Island from Cape St. Mary’s, with 180 quintals, J. Dunphy’s boat with 160 quintals, John Ryan and John Martin, fishing with hook and line, are securing about 3 quintals daily.
A message was received by the Marine & Fisheries Department Wednesday morning, from the Sub-Collector of Customs at Musgravetown, to the effect that two men, George Strowbridge and Joseph Stacey of Jersey Harbor, were four days adrift on the Grand Banks, and were rescued by an American vessel, which arrived at Musgravetown,
via St. Pierre, Wednesday.
| August 31, 1907 || VISITING FRIENDS || Eben Thompson, M.D., Hermitage Bay, has been sojourning the past week with relatives in the city, and went Thursday, to visit acquaintances In Harbor Grace and Carbonear. Thence, he leaves today (Saturday) by train for Placentia, whence he takes the Glencoe for his sphere of work. Hermitage and vicinity have been free from anything in the form of contagious illness, nothing being known there of scarlet fever — an immunity which will continue, provided the Health Authorities here, safeguard the outport people when they begin to arrive here next month, by rigorously placarding every place where infection exists. Doctor Thompson holds his own well, despite the advancing years, and bids fair to be Fortune Bay’s popular Practitioner for many a long day yet — all honour to him. |
| August 30, 1907 || BONAVISTA ARRIVES || The S.S. Bonavista, Capt. Fraser, arrived in port at 9 o’clock yesterday morning from Montreal and Gulf ports, having had a fine passage down. She brought about half a cargo, including 50 head of cattle and sheep and the following passengers. Messrs Dr. J. Wallace, Dr. N.C. Wallace, C. Bennett, F. Bryman, P. Scott, T. Bride, Dr. R.R. Miller, J.L O’Dea, J. Tobin, Misses A Higginbotham, C. Forbes, R. Bennett, J. Coleman, A. Mugford, M. Lash, M. Blatch,; Driscoll, and nineteen in steerage. |
| August 30, 1907 || PERSONAL || Mr. J.L. Slattery, Sec-Treas, Municipal Council, will return to town by Monday express. Miss Clara Walsh, who has been spending a holiday at Salmonier, returned to town last night. Messrs H Saunders and E Scanlan, who were visiting Harbor Grace, returned by last night’s train. Mrs. A McKay, who has been visiting in the city the last three weeks, returns to Sydney by the S.S. Bonavista. Sir Edward Morris left town by Thursday evening’s express for a brief holiday, and will be absent for about ten day’s. |
| August 30, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || M.C. V. Pitts returned to town from Balena by last night’s train.
Two schooners arrived at Bonavista yesterday from Labrador, will full loads.
Passengers who arrived by the Glencoe, report a good fishery during last week, in Placentia and Fortune Bays.
Curlews are reported plentiful on the Petty Harbor grounds, and a number of sportsmen left for there this morning to try their luck
About 100 passengers returned by last night’s train, mostly excursionists, who went out Wednesday night and Thursday.
Mr. J.J. Murphy left for New York Thursday, where he will try and interest some capitalists in several timber claims he has up North.
Mailman Coughlan lost a fine horse Thursday morning; it dropped dead near the West End Tannery. The animal was valued at $150.00.
A shipment of about 20 head of cattle came in from the West Coast yesterday. To all appearance, they were superior to the imported article.
The schooner Albatross, Capt. Churchill, which took a cargo of freight to Regoulette for Revillon Bros., was at King’s Cove yesterday, on her way home. She should return today.
A question is now being raised as to which club won the cricket trophy for this season. Only one match has been played, and the winners, T. A., claim that the cup belongs to them.
Business is very slack in the city at present, the worst at this season in several years. The cause is the backward weather, which has prevented the curing of fish, and consequently the arrival of any outport craft.
Thomas HANLON, 70 year old, a resident of Portugal Cove, died suddenly Thursday while being driven from Broad Cove to his home. When seized with pain, he fell from the wagon. and expired on the road a few minutes later. Heart trouble was the cause of death.
The S.S. Glencoe is becoming a popular steamer for the travelling public, and this season she has carried a large number of passengers. The steamer is up-to-date, has an obliging Captain and Officers, and the service on the ship is all that could be desired.
There is a horde of useless mongrels hanging about Hamilton Avenue, which are causing much destruction of fowl, etc. It would be a wise act if the authorities would send the Police to shoot them, and also some that are doing damage on the Southside.
On several of the fences that enclose the different vacant lots about the city, there are a lot of tin plates which formerly did advertising work, but at present are a great danger. In many cases they are protruding from the fences, and last night, an inebriate named Walsh, fell against the wall West of Henderson’s, Water Street West, striking one of these useless plates, and inflicted a bad cut on his cheek. They should be removed forthwith.
In 1093-04, amount actually spent on the repairs of the ships of the Navy was 2,686,000 Pounds; in the following year 3,156,000 Pounds; in 1905-06 1,572,000 pounds ; in 1906 1,910,000 pounds ; and the provision for this year is 1,800,200 pounds, giving a total for five years of 11,000,000 pounds. We (Engineering) have not attempted to differentiate, as was done in the debate between the procedure by one Government and that by another, because we are satisfied that the integrity of the Sea Lord can be relied to ensure that their conception of the necessities of the case will be enforced upon the Government, even to the extend of resignation and an appeal to the public.
Reid’s yacht, Fife, returned from Gambo yesterday morning.
The Fiona will arrive here Thursday next, and will take the Circuit Court up North.
The price offered for green fish at present, is $1.25 a cwt. The previous price was $1.50.
Several boats from Petty Harbor arrived yesterday with loads of new fish, which was sold at $6.50 a quintal.
Messrs Bowring Bros are now buying fish at Mudges. It is being split on the premises and salted in their store. It will be sent up North to be cured.
Mr. A. Perkins, Agent for Sunlight Soap in North American, left by Thursday’s express to spend a few days fishing up country. He was accompanied by Mrs. Perkins.
The funeral of the late Hubert PARSONS, who was killed by the street car on Thursday morning, takes place from his late residence, 35 Cochrane Street, at eleven o’clock this morning.
The cruiser Fiona, with Judge Conroy on board, is now at the scene of the wrecked steamer Micmac. It is said that several cases of alleged looting will come before the Magistrate. No arrests, however, have been made.
The schooner Polyanthus, Capt. R. Healey, arrived at Placentia, Monday last, with 75 quintals of fish. Capt. Healey made his catch at Lamb’s Rock, 25 miles off Cape St. Mary’s, and found fish plentiful on the grounds.
The weather was fine along the line yesterday. Last night’s reports were: Port aux Basques — N.W. light, fine, 62 above. Bay of Islands — N.W., light, dull, 60 above. Quarry — calm, fine, 62 above. Bishop’s Falls — calm, dull, 58 above. Clarenville — calm, dull, 60 above. Whitbourne — S.E., light, misty, 50 above.
The S.S. Glencoe landed the following passengers at Placentia yesterday: Dr. Weeks, C.V. Pitts, P. Burke, R. Burke, W. Baggs, R. Richards, Ensign Moulton and two children, F. Cornick, J. Anderson, W. Pike, E. Carrford, Miss Blandford, Miss Scott, Mrs. C. Way, Miss Worrell, Miss Reddy, Mrs. L Smith, Miss Herald, Miss Spencer and Miss Furey.
The S.S. Hermes left Bell Island for Philadelphia yesterday, with 6,595 tons of ore from the Nova Scotia Steel Co.
The French warship Kleber is due to arrive here today.
To date, hook and liners have done poorly at Petty Harbor. The reports of the catches have been greatly exaggerated.
The different city colleges open after the mid-summer vacation Monday.
Thursday, Mr. D. Baird’s prize was competed for at the Golf Links. Lieut. Waterer, of H.M.S. Brilliant was the winner.
The football match between H.M.S. Brilliant and the City, which was to take place last evening, has been postponed until Monday evening at 6 o’clock.
The following guests registered at the Crosbie yesterday; F. Beryman, Toronto; Miss Higginbotham, Guelph, Ont.; Dr. Jas. Wallace, Dr. N.C. Wallace, Alma, Ont.; Miss Forbes, Guelph, C.H. Bennett, Miss R. Bennett, Montreal; A.Q. Donovan, Elizabeth, N.J.; D.A. Spellissey, New York.
Two arrests were made by the Police last night, both drunks.
The call for tenders for the purchase of brick, and removal of the debris from the Athenaeum ruins, brought several bids, but the amounts not being up to expectations, none were accepted.
The inspection of slaughter houses, milk farms and dairies on the Logy Bay and Outer Cove Roads, took place on Wednesday, and Thursday, Torbay was visited, and ten slaughter houses and several dairies inspected.
Mr. James Davis, Brass Worker at the Reid’s Co.’s. machine shops, leaves for
Canada, Sunday. Mr. Davis has been a trusted employee of the Reid Co. for many
years, and is one of the best mechanics in the city. His many friends will be
sorry that he is leaving St. John’s, and hope that he will be highly successful
| August 30, 1907 || DEATHS || CLIFFORD — On Thursday 29th August, after a short illness, Martin Clifford, aged 58 years. Funeral on Sunday next at 2.30 p.m., from his late residence, 8 Bully Street..
PARSONS — Killed by street car, Frederick George Hubert Parsons, aged * years and 2 months, only son of W.H.
and Mary E. Parsons. Funeral will take place from his late residence, 35
Cochrane Street, this morning at 11 o’clock. Friends and relatives will please
accept this the only intimation. No crepe.
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