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| December 2, 1907 || COLLECTION BIGGEST ON RECORD || The annual collection for the Christian Brothers was taken up at the Roman Catholic Churches yesterday. The amount subscribed was much ahead of last year, and is the largest on record, being $3,152.68, and as all sources have not been heard from, this sum will be swelled by at least another $100. The figures are: Cathedral (including Mt. Cashel) $2,384.00. St. Patrick’s (including Kilbride) $768.68. Total, $3,152.68
After last Mass a deputation of prominent Catholic citizens waited on the Brothers at Mount St. Francis. The Hon. J.D. Ryan presented the amount collected at the Cathedral, following the presentation with some well chosen remarks. The Hon. E.M. Jackman, who presented the collection from St. Patrick’s Church, also delivered an appropriate address on the good work of the Brothers. Rev. Brother Ryan heartily thanked the people of the city parishes for their generous response, which will be duly appreciated by the Brothers. Other speakers were: Sir E.P. Morris, Hon. D.J. Green, Mr. P.T. McGrath and Mr. J.T.
Lawton, each of whom spoke in eulogistic terms of the value of the good work
being done by the Brothers, which is a benefit not alone to the Catholic
community of St. John’s, but to the people of the country in general.
| December 2, 1907 || PORTIA BACK FROM NORTHWARD || The S.S. Portia, Capt. A. Kean, arrived from the Northward at 8.15 last night, after a fine trip excepting Saturday night last, when she harbored at King’s Cove from a South East snow storm. After leaving here fine weather was met with and continued until Griquet was arrived at, Tuesday last. The weather was intensely cold however, and a little ice was making in the different harbors. At Englee there is a sheet of ice about 8 inches in thickness and the steamer was unable to penetrate it. Some cargo on board for the Roddington Mill was landed on the ice. Last year, this harbor was open at this date, but the mercury has already dropped to zero this season. The Portia brought a large quantity of mail, 800 packages freight and the following passengers: Messrs. Penney, Alcock (2), Parsons, Robins, Newell, Bishop, Hynes, Hann, Biles, Templeman, Dower, Lindsay, Reed, Stevens, Stuckless, Burnell, Lush, Brown, Robinson, Robins, Pilley, March, Darwische, Cramm, Rev. Winsor, Button, Peach, Reed, Morgan, Sullivan, Starks, Rowsell, Parsons, R. Holden, W.J. Scott, Young, H.J. Earle, Moore, Dr. Wood, Peckford, Vincent, Mesdames Hynes, Bowers, Foote, March, Misses Parsons, Campbell, Norris, Courage, Gardiner, Avery (2), Connolly, Nash, in saloon and 148 in steerage. |
| December 2, 1907 || A SNUG ESTATE || Some years ago, a man named Thomas Shallow of Fermeuse, went to the United States and very little was heard of him by his relatives until a few weeks ago, when his nephew, Edward J. Shallow, who is a member of the Fire Department, Boston, received a letter from the Court authorities, Washington State, informing him of the death of his uncle at Everett, Washington, in September, and that the deceased, Thomas Shallow had left behind an estate valued at $8,000. Of this, $3,000 was in cash and the balance in property. Mr. Shallow then wrote to his aunt, Mrs. Fowlow, Cabot Street, who is a sister of deceased, concerning the estate, and Mrs. Fowlow gave him power of attorney to act in her interest. It has since been ascertained that Thomas Shallow died intestate, and several other members of the family claim that they are entitled to a share of his estate. |
| December 2, 1907 || YOUNG GIRL BADLY TREATED || At 12,30 yesterday morning, the Guard at the West End Station was informed by a young man named Rogers, that his sister had been killed, the assassin being his father. Rogers asked the Guard to accompany him to the house, which was only a hundred yards distant in Bambrick Lane. The Police Station was communicated with by telephone, and two Officers were soon at the place where the alleged crime had been committed. When they entered the house they found the young woman lying on the floor in an unconscious condition, and the father going about the house in an excited state. He was immediately placed under arrest and one of the Officers went for medical assistance. The latter was very hard to procure. Dr. Tait however, responded, and after some trouble, brought the girl back to consciousness. The Police informed the News last night, that the young woman was in a very precarious condition all yesterday, and at night there was no change whatever. Her father, who is alleged to have assaulted her, will appear in Court today. |
| December 2, 1907 || GLENCOE LEAVES || The Glencoe left Placentia going West, at 1 a.m. yesterday, with the following passengers: Rev. H.J. McDermott, E.J. Byrne, Const. Raymond, W. Garland, J. Kendell, G.W. Mews, W.J. Burke, F.J. Archibald, in saloon, and six in second cabin. The snow storm did not reach Placentia Bay yesterday, and the ship was making regular time during the day. |
| December 2, 1907 || BRUCE PASSENGERS || The S.S. Bruce arrived at Port aux Basques at 12.30 p.m. yesterday from North Sydney, having been delayed by the late arrival of the I.C.R. express, at 4.30 a.m. She brought the following passengers: Mrs. P Manuel, M Harris, S. Antle, E.W. Bean, A R. Fonlon, A. Moir, in saloon, and 47 in steerage. The express is due at five this afternoon. |
| December 2, 1907 || HOTEL ARRIVALS || CROSBIE HOTEL — George Skinner, Wabana; W.W. Baird, Campbellton; H.J. Earle, Fogo; A.J. Wood, Fogo.
WAVERLY HOTEL — S. Frechlic, Clarke’s Beach.
| December 2, 1907 || KITE BACK FROM LABRADOR || The S.S. Kite, Capt. J Clarke, returned from Gillesport, Labrador, via Cape Charles and Catalina, at 1.30 p.m. Saturday, after an eventful trip. Leaving here 2nd Nov., she had fairly good weather until off Englee. A heavy S.E. Storm was met with here, and having a large deck cargo, Capt. Clarke ran in harbor until the storm abated. Rigoulette was arrived at the 9th, and next day, a Pilot was taken on board, and the Kite went up Grand River for about 100 miles, and 7 miles off from where the Company’s mills are, anchored in about 8 fathoms of water. The Company’s two tugs with two large scows, capable of bringing the full cargo from the Kite, came alongside, and took the supplies and men to shore. The 16th., the Kite was ready to sail, and taking aboard the Pilot, started to come down the river. At the narrows, the river was frozen, and being light in ballast, the steamer had great difficulty in getting through it. A few hours more delay and the Kite would be at “Kenameck”, Grand River, until June next. The 17th Nov., the Kite left Rigoulette homeward bound, but after a couple hours run, a N.W. gale with snow, was encountered, and she had to run back to Rigolette. Next morning the voyage was resumed, and no delay was had until Cape Charles was reached, excepting a few hours at Domino, where she sheltered from a snow storm.
There was a delay of a week at Cape Charles, loading whale oil, guano, bone, etc., and the steamer did not leave until Tuesday night last. Thursday night, when about twelves miles off Cape Bonavista, the Engineer reported to the Captain that the steam pumps were out of order, and the water was rising over the engine room floor. There was a heavy S.W. gale with high sea raging at the time, and matters did not look too bright for those on board. Capt Clarke called all hands on deck, and the twelve passengers volunteered, and for two hours they worked at the hand pumps and used buckets, etc., to keep her free. They finally got the water down so that it could not reach the fires, in which event matters would become serious. It was thought desirable to run for Catalina, and after a very anxious night, she reached there at 7 a.m. Friday, when the Engineers repaired the steam pumps. The News, speaking to members of the crew yesterday, was informed that it was the worst night they ever spent, and had there been a breaking sea, the chances of pulling through would be small. Before the Kite left Gillesport,
the 38 men that had left her had gone into the woods for the winter. To this
port she brought 300 casks of oil, 70 bags of guano, and a quantity of bone.
| December 2, 1907 || YESTERDAY’S FUNERAL || Hedley J Reid: The funeral of the late Hedley J. Reid, of Scott Street, was the most largely attended funeral seen in the city for some time. When the first of the procession reached the foot of Long’s Hill, the last of it was opposite Field Street. A short service, conducted by the Rev. M. Fenwick, was held at the home of the deceased before the funeral started. Attending the funeral were Royal Oak Lodge, L.O.A., of which deceased was a member, members of Leeming Lodge, and brethren from outport lodges, all wearing regalia of the order; a firing squad from the Methodist Guard, with arms reversed, deceased being also a member of the Guards; Methodist Guards Band, with muffled drums, guards of honour from the Church Lads Brigade and Catholic Cadet Corps. The Methodist Guards, in body, walked four deep, while hundred of citizens joined in and followed the mournful cortege as it passed through the city streets. At the grave, services were conducted by the Rev. M. Fenwick, Chaplain of the Royal Oak Lodge. The usual burial ceremonies by members of the Lodge were carried out, and the body committed to earth. Internment was at the General Protestant Cemetery. |
| December 2, 1907 || S.S. ALMERIANA HAD A ROUGH TRIP || S.S. Almeriana, Capt. Hanks, arrived in port from Liverpool at 9.30 yesterday morning, after a passage of 11 ½ days. She left Liverpool on Nov. 19th and met with rough weather all the way across — heavy gales and rough seas having to be contended with — and the ship has a decided list to starboard as a result of the bad weather. A slight accident to machinery necessitated stopping the engine for part of a day. The Engineers effected repairs quickly and the voyage was resumed. The Almeriana has 250 tons of freight for this port. She will haul into J & W. Pitts’ lower wharf, when the Halifax City finishes discharging. After landing freight here, she will proceed to Halifax; but will not be ready to leave before Wednesday night or Thursday morning. |
| December 2, 1907 || PERSONAL || Inspector General McGowan was greatly improved yesterday. Mr. W.J. Scott, J.P., arrived from Twillingate by the S.S. Portia. Councillor Ellis left by yesterday’s express, on business along the line. Mr. J. Dower of Conche, arrived by the Portia last night, on business. H.J. Earle, M.H.A. of Fogo, arrived in the city, Saturday, and is a guest at the Crosbie. Mr. G. Skinner of the Nova Scotia Steel Co.’s staff, arrived in town Saturday from Bell Island. Mr. R.B. Comeford of the Anglo staff, Heart’s Content, arrived in town by Saturday’s train, to spend a two week vacation. Capt. E. Bishop, Wesleyville, who has been in the city the last two weeks on business, left for home by last evening’s express. Mr. C. Pittman of the street car service, leaves for Trinity within a few days, where he will be married to Miss Perriott on the 27th Dec. By the last mail, news comes of the death of Mrs. H. LeRoy Shaw, from pneumonia, supervening an attack of typhoid. She was ill only nine days. Mr. Shaw, who will be remembered here as a popular official at the Bank of Nova Scotia, has also been seriously ill - pneumonia. His wife was a daughter of Senator Thompson of New Brunswick, and his father Mr. A. McN. Shaw, the Inspector of Agencies for the Imperial Life Assurance Company. |
| December 2, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || The Grand River Pulp and Lumber Co., have removed their mills from Gillesport, 17 miles further up the river. At Gillesport the last two seasons, large quantities of logs have been lost in the drives, owing to a heavy current at the junction of the two rivers, and to obviate this danger, the mills were removed.
Messrs. P.D. Parks, Mechanical Superintendent, and T.S. Pooke, Travelling Salesmen with the Reid Co., have resigned. The former we learn, will take a position with the C.P.R., and the latter as Electrical Superintendent with the Harmsworth Company at Grand Falls.
Mr. A. McLean, of the firm of R.E. Mutch & Co., of Charlottetown, P.E.I., arrived in the city on Friday last, to make business connections for his firm. As one of the specialties is poultry and dressed meats, this gentleman has chosen a favourable time to effect an opening for the sale of their products.
The case of John Rice, against two boys, named Burton, one of whom is eight years old and the other four, for damaging a slot machine at the Parade Rink, was tried in District Court, Saturday. The case was dismissed. Judge Conroy commented strongly on the plaintiff’s action in bringing a child of such tender years before the Court.
Fourteen prisoners were gathered in by the Police Saturday night, nearly all of whom were ordinary drunks. Several made the usual deposit yesterday morning, and were given their liberty. The others will appear before the Magistrate in the Police Court this morning. This is the largest number of arrests made in one night for some time.
During Sunday night’s snow storm, the telephone pole at the corner of O’Dwyer’s Cove broke off, owing to the weight of snow on the wires. Fortunately, no one was near at the time it collapsed. Wires were down on Military Road, Gower Street, New Gower St. and several other places. They will be repaired today.
The Portia, on her last round trip, carried no less than 680 passengers. In consequence, the Purser and Stewards were kept exceptionally busy.
When the Kite was at Grand River, the weather was intensely cold, being below zero at times, but very little snow had fallen. Her Pilot, to get to her, had to come over the ice on komatic and dogs.
We learn on reliable authority that a marked change in the political sentiment has taken place in St. Mary’s Bay. Strong Liberals are now pronounced in their determination to unite, in the overthrow of a Government that is Liberal in name only. The same feeling is spreading right through Placentia District, where Mr. R.T. McGrath is spoken of freely as the coming man.
The S.S. Cape Breton is at Bay of Islands with a cargo of coal to the Reid Nfld Co.
There were no herring taken about White Bay during the last week, though they are reported plentiful in deep water.
The next Nobel prize for chemistry will be awarded to Sir William Crookes, of London; Rudyard Kipling has been designated for the literary prize.
One of the tugs of the lumber company at Grand River, came down the river to Rigoulette to take up some freight landed by the Virginia Lake, but the river froze up, and the supplies will now have to be taken to the lumber mill by dog and slide.
Two larceny cases came up for hearing before Judge Conroy in the Central District Court Saturday. The first case was against John McGrath, for stealing clothes from A. Harris and E. Mahone, valued at $21. Sufficient evidence was not given to secure a conviction. The second case was a charge preferred against Charles Chibley by Kalem Noah, for larceny of a watch valued at $8. The charge not being proven, the case was dismissed.
The sum of money picked up in Mr. M Dyer’s store, Thursday night, has not been claimed yet. Mr. Dyer has made it known as widely as possible, and is anxious to find the owner.
A young woman named Rogers of Catalina, arrived by the Portia last night, in charge of her father, and was driven to the Lunatic Asylum. She had been slightly demented for some time.
A Council employee was arrested Saturday morning, being drunk in charge of a horse. His fellow workmen made up the amount necessary for his release and had him removed from the toils.
The weather along the line yesterday and Saturday night was fine West from
Terra Nova; East from the latter place it was snowing. Last night’s reports
were: Port aux Basques, N.E., light, fine, 24 above. Bay of Islands, N.W.,
light, fine 32 above. Quarry, S.W., light, fine, 19 above. Bishop’s Falls, S.W.,
light, fine, 25 above. Clarenville, N.E., light, showery, 30 above. Whitbourne,
calm, fine, 27 above.
| December 2, 1907 || MARRIAGES || PARSONS — PROWSE: On Nov. 27th at 7 o’clock at the Sacred Heart Church, Sydney, C.B., by the Rev. Father MacAdam, Mr. John R. Parsons, son of the late Robert Parsons, of St. John’s, N.F., to Miss Isabel Prowse, daughter of Mr. J Prowse. also of St. John’s.
POWER — HICKEY: On Nov. 27th, at 7 o’clock, at the Sacred Heart Church, Sydney, C.B., by the Rev. Father MacAdam, Mr. James A Power, of New York City, to Miss Amy S. Hickey, daughter of Mr. P. Hickey, Taxidermist, St. John’s, N.F.
| December 4, 1907 || VIRGINIA LAKE REACHED PORT || The S.S. Virginia Lake, Parsons, arrived at 10.30 a.m. yesterday from Labrador Ports. The steamer went as far North as Seal Islands, and met with fine weather almost the entire trip outward. On the Labrador Coast there is but little snow, and no frost of any consequence has been felt to date, and all the harbors and runs are open. All the settlers North from Seal Islands are going up the bays for the winter. A few seals are coming South and one each was taken at Seal Island and Battle Harbor in nets. At the latter place, fish is plentiful, and when weather conditions permit, the fishermen get from two to four quintals daily. Sunday last, the Virginia sheltered at Seldom-Come-By, out of a S.E. snow storm. She also experienced rough weather crossing Bonavista and Trinity Bays. The steamer brought a small quantity of freight and one passenger — Mr. Spracklin, Marconi Operator at Battle Harbor. |
| December 4, 1907 || SNOWDROP AT GLASGOW || The little whaler Snowdrop, which sailed from this port June last on a cruise to Greenland, recently arrived at Glasgow with a good catch of whales, walrus, etc., making the run from Greenland in 19 days. The Snowdrop, it will be remembered, was a ketch, fitted with a gasoline engine, and sailed from Bowring Bros’ wharf. It was the intention of the Captain when leaving here, to remain in Northern latitudes all winter, but he evidently “struck oil” more quickly than expected, and filled his ship. The Snowdrop was fitted with tanks, and carried a crew of four men. |
| December 4, 1907 || THE SEA DAMAGES TRACK || The S.E. gale of Sunday night and Monday, caused a tremendously heavy sea to heave in at the barachois, Cape Ray, with the result that the railway track in places, was badly damaged. The sea was the heaviest ever seen by residents, and completely covered the track in places. When it receded, it was seen that considerable damage had been caused, and yesterday morning at daylight, the Reid Company dispatched two repair trains to the scene — one from Bay of Islands and the other from Port aux Basques. All yesterday, the men engaged making repairs, and this morning work will be resumed and it is expected that the defects will be made right during the forenoon. To facilitate matters, the company ordered the Bruce to St. George’s to connect with the express that left here Sunday, and at 11 last night, the steamer sailed for North Sydney. Monday night, the express was held at Little River, the wind being too heavy for the train to proceed. The passengers that went out by last evening’s express will connect with the Bruce at Port aux Basques. |
| December 4, 1907 || PRISONER ARRIVES || Head Constable Dawe arrived in town yesterday, from Bell Island, having in charge Archibald Drover, who, it is alleged, obtained a registered letter from the Post Office at Bell Island, containing money belonging to another person, as noted in yesterday’s News. Upon arrival, the prisoner was taken to the Station and this morning he will be arraigned before the Magistrate. |
| December 4, 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || Reid Newfoundland Company: Home arrived at Bonne Bay at 6 p.m. yesterday. Glencoe is due at Port aux Basques. Clyde arrived at Beaverton at 6 p.m. yesterday inward. Ethie left Hant’s Harbor, at 8.50 a.m. yesterday, outward. Dundee left Port Blandford at 3 p.m. yesterday, outward. Virginia Lake arrived at 10.30 a.m. yesterday. Argyle leaves Placentia on the Red Island route, this morning. |
| December 4, 1907 || CARBONEAR || The great social attraction of the week was the soiree held at St. Patrick’s Hall on Wednesday night. A limited number of tickets were issued for the event and sold readily. A lengthy program opened at 8.15 p.m. and continued its musical course uninterruptedly until the hour of 11.15 when the ‘cup of cheer’ was interposed. During the interval, refreshing viands became the centre of attraction, to which the whole assembly paid faithful homage, while the ladies in attendance played the role of ministering spirits so well, that justice could not fail to be done by the most fastidious couple present. Dancing resumed after supper, and continued up to 4.30 a.m., heedless to the kindly behests of balmy nature’s sweet restorer.
The man Ash, who was a victim in the recent accident at Glace Bay, is a native of this place. His relatives, who reside at Burnt Head, in reply to a message for particulars, have received word that he will recover in a week or two, although his escape from a similar death to that of his unfortunate companion, is regarded as a close call.
The Hope, Jos. Homer, Master, arrived from Harbor Grace Thursday, laden with coal to Messrs Duff & Sons Ltd. Two smaller cargoes arrived about the same time to Messrs Soper & Son. The stringency in the coal market hitherto, thereby relieved.
Richard Reynolds, a middle aged man of London Road locality, succumbed to the ravages of consumption on Monday last, after an illness of some nine months, and on the following Wednesday, an old land mark of Rock Hill, in the person of Richard Penney, passed over to the great majority. His death was not unexpected as he had reached the octogenarian limited three years ago, and since that time has been an invalid.
Mr. Walter Parsons, who spent a fortnight here working in the photographic line, departed for pastures new on Friday, having found business too slow to prolong his stay.
Word was received by Messrs Rorke & Sons on the 27th Nov., that their schooner Lena, Peter Cullen, Master, had arrived safely at Boston.
Rev. R.H. Maddock, Methodist Clergyman of Exploits Circuit, arrived Saturday night on a brief visit to relatives.
The ladies of the South Side Methodist Church held their annual sale of work on Thursday and Friday nights, with financial results above all expectation. In addition to a varied assortment of fancy goods, teas, candy, and fruit were on sale to help swell the receipts. A similar event took place in Victoria Village on the same nights, and as a result, $190 has been added to the funds.
A few nights ago the peace of a West End household was rudely disturbed by the mater familiar, who became so infuriated with liquor that the inmates were compelled to take shelter at the homes of their neighbours, fearing bodily harm. It is safe to say that such an unseemly exhibition of wanton destruction of home furnishings was never before witnesses in a household of this locality. The wreckage was a sight to make the angels weep. It is rumoured that the head of the house is taking steps to find out through what medium the liquor was procured so as to try and recover damage.
The Supreme Court opened its sessions here Friday morning at 11 a.m. with Chief Justice Sir William Horwood on the bench, and Messrs, W.J. Carroll, Butler, and Crier Alsop in attendance. The legal fraternity was represented my Messrs A.O. Hayward, J.W. McNeil, Knight and F.J. Morris. Some 70 special jurors answered to their names, out of which 12 were impaneled to sit in the postponed case of the King vs. John Foote for arson. The hearing of the case occupied the Court all day Friday up to 10 p.m., and continued until 2.30 p.m. Saturday, when the jurors, after listing patiently to the evidence of both sides, and also the address of Chief Justice, returned to the Court Room after deliberating one and one half hours, and through their foreman, Mr. Noah Penney, rendered a verdict of Not Guilty. The names of the jurors are; Andrew Parsons, Henry Clarke, James Moore of Robt., Thomas Drake, Edward Goff, Fred Penney of Josiah, Francis Winsor, James Rossiter, George Crocker, Jr., James Doyle, Samuel Janes, Noah Penney. A case in which George Davis is the plaintiff and James Davis the defendant, arising in a dispute in relative to property on the South Side, was entered in the Supreme Court also.
Edmund Taylor, a well known planter of this town, died Saturday, aged 75 years. The deceased withdrew from the activities of his calling about 8 or ten years ago. A cancer of the mouth of 20 years or more gradual growth, extended its insidious roots through the system, and thereby hastened the end.
Carbonear Dec. 1st., CORRESPONDENT
| December 4, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || Eggs are now very scarce in the market and are being retailed from the stores at 40 cents a dozen.
There are a number of men now in the woods at Gambo, cutting lumber for the Avalon Steam Cooperage.
Four prisoners were arrested by the Police last night, two of who were ordinary drunks, and two drunk and disorderly.
Capt. Clyde Lake of the Rigel is now in town, and leaves an early date for Boston, to purchase a new banking schooner to be used next year.
The express last evening, took out a large number of passengers including: Mrs. Carnochan, Miss N Cullen, G .Spracklin, A Balsom, Judge Prowse, R. Simmonds, P. McGrath.
The steamer Progress was unable to reach Portugal Cove yesterday morning to land mail, owing to the heavy seas. It moderated in the afternoon and the steamer managed to land.
The S.S. Panther came off dock yesterday, after having received a thorough overhauling to her hull and engines. She made a trial trip on the harbor in the afternoon and did excellently.
Persons who arrived in town from Bell Island the last few days, complain bitterly of the state of the public roads on the Island. In places they are actually impossible, and people have to go through the fields to avoid mud knee deep.
Robert Scott J.P., has been appointed Acting Magistrate for Fogo.
The second hearing of the Sharpe cases comes up at the Supreme Court this morning, before a special jury.
Several of the fish shippers in the city have now under consideration the introduction of a new system for shipping fish to Europe. If the plan succeeds, next season there will be a line of steamers running between here and Europe making fortnightly trips. At present, there is considerable delay in getting fish in casks to the Mediterranean markets, but with the proposed line of steamers, this would be obviated and besides, considerable expense would be saved the shippers. On the return trips, the steamers would bring cargos of salt, etc. Negotiations are now going on with some English capitalists, and the establishment of the line for the fish shipping season of next year is expected.
The weather has been stormy in Placentia Bay the last two days, and in consequence the S.S. Argyle has been held here.
An unusually fine fishery has been the outcome around Fogo Island, observes Henry J Earle, M.H.A., and everyone is in good spirits over the bounteous reward from good market prices as well. The tide of surplus cash will seek investment in additional schooners, boats and gear, laying a broader foundation for future prosperity.
A long line of carts laden heavily with merchandise, extended from Water Street down to Messrs Bowring Bros. wharf last evening; each one depositing its load for shipment by the steamer Portia. Heavy though the pressure of freight is, it will be surpassed by the offering next trip, which will be the Christmas trip, and will be made in time to admit of the cargo being landed, weather permitting, clear through to White Bay by the end of the holiday.
It said that owing to the depression in business, a number of clerks will be paid off at the end of the year, while others will be given a week about.
Thomas Baird of Long Pond, was brought into town last night by Constable Nugent, and taken to the insane asylum. Baird has been mentally affected for some time, and at intervals is violent.
Last night a Brigus man informed one of the Police Sergeants that a friend of his, named Hackett, had fallen over Clift’s wharf. The officer went to investigate, but found it a hoax. The last time that a man named Hackett fell over Clift’s Wharf was about 30 years ago.
All the members of the Dutchess of Fife crew laid up in Hospital, have been restored the use of their limbs and returned home, except for one, Mr. Pardy, of Bonavista town. He also would be home by this time, for his broken leg was knitting, when a vigorous movement which he made in his cot, disarranged the splints and reopened the fracture. It has cost him six weeks’ additional treatment and loss of time.
There is considerable snow on the hills between here and Holyrood. From the latter place to Carbonear there is but very little on the ground.
Last evening Constable Cody arrested a young man of the West End, who was creating a disturbance in the parental abode, and incidentally demolishing the house furnishings. The fellow “kicked’ when being taken, and the Fire Constable Galway had to come to Cody’s assistance.
A few nights ago a West Ender was arrested for drunkenness and brought to the Station. A fellow employee of his, knowing of his arrest, went to his house, forced an entrance, and it is said, insulted his wife and sister. Neighbours had to be called in to eject him. A deposition will be made today for his arrest.
A well known incorrigible was released from the Penitentiary at noon
yesterday, after serving a term. Last night he got drunk and created a
disturbance at his father’s house. Police were called to arrest him. He was
conveyed to the Station, and will appear before the Magistrate’s Court this
| December 6, 1907 || INSANE WOMAN ATTEMPTS SUICIDE || Mrs. Anna Baker, of Sound Island, who had been suffering from mental aberration for some weeks, attempted suicide Tuesday night. While the family was sleeping, she left the house and jumped over the wharf, about 100 yards distance. When she got in the water some nearby residents heard her scream, and after some difficulty, secured her. The demented woman unfortunately jumped in shoal water and was driven by the tide to the beach, where she was rescued. Last night she was brought in by train, in charge of Mr. Mitchell, J.P., who with Constable Lynch, took her to the Asylum. Mrs. Baker was in a straight jacket, and acted violently on the way to the city. |
| December 6, 1907 || SUDDEN DEATH OF PROMINENT CITIZEN || (Special to Daily News) Carbonear, Dec. 5th. — Capt. Edgar Penney, a prominent citizen of Carbonear, and principal of the large fishery and export firm of E. Penney & Son, died suddenly last night. He was around town on Wednesday amongst his friends as usual. At 9 p.m. he visited his aged neighbour and brother-in-law, Mr. Joseph Powell, retiring to rest at 10 p.m. A quarter of an hour later, his wife discovered him in convulsions. At 11.20 he passed away, not having recovered consciousness since his seizure.
The Doctor pronounced apoplexy as the cause of death. Capt. Penney had not
been in good health for the past six months. At the time of his death he was
surrounded by all the members of his family, who were stunned by the suddenness
of the stroke. The widow, who is an invalid, is prostrated. In Capt Edgar
Penney’s death, Carbonear loses one of its best known and most enterprising
| December 6, 1907 || POLAND JEW TO TAKE ACTION || A Poland Jew named Antonia Secminites, who was injured in September last at Bell Island, has retained Mr. Gibbs to take action against the N.S.S. Co. Secminites was employed as a shoveller, and he claims that while engaged at work, he was hit by a car and had his hand injured, and also received internal injuries. The Jew claims that the accident was due to the negligence of the “spragger” who failed to stop the cars at the right moment. He has been in Hospital for about six weeks and if a settlement is not made, he intends putting the case before the Supreme Court. |
| December 6, 1907 || SUPREME COURT || King vs. Martin Sharp. — Court met at 10 a.m. The case for the prosecution was continued during the morning session, the following witness being called and examined: Nathaniel Mercer, G. Pomroy, George Bishop, Capt. W.H. Bartlett and J Handcock. The case for the crown was continued in the afternoon, Walter Pomroy, William Handcock, R.B. Job and W.A. Munn being called and examined. This closed the case for the Crown. Donald Morison, K.C., opened the case for the defence. The witnesses called were Robert Churchill, John Mercer, Robert Smith, and Moses Earle. Court adjourned at 6 p.m. to meet again today at 10 a.m. for further hearing of the case. |
| December 6, 1907 || PRISONER DROVER SET FREE || The prisoner Archibald Drover of Bell Island, who was charged with obtaining a cheque that belonged to another of the same name, was again before the Magistrate yesterday. When all the evidence had been taken and the prisoner promised to make the amount good, the Magistrate discharge him. Drover set up a plea that he had worked with the Reid Company, snow shovelling two years ago, and that he was owed an amount which he though had been sent by the cheque he obtained. The company books showed he had been working at that time, but he was only credited with 7 hours’ work. There was no evidence that he intended to defraud, the Court assumed, and he was forthwith given his freedom. |
| December 6, 1907 || TWENTY YEARS AWAY FROM WIFE || A residence of Burin, who was in town a few days ago, told of a man that lived at Port au Bras, a small settlement near Burin, about twenty years ago, and who deserted his wife, five days after they were married. He went on board an American Banker ready to sail, unknown to his friends, and took passage to the United States. His disappearance was a mystery at the time, and it was supposed that he had fallen in the water and was drowned or had strayed away in the woods and perished. A couple of years afterwards, his sister received a letter from him explaining how he left home. After he had been away seven years, and nothing further heard from him, his wife concluded that he was dead and she remarried. No one heard anything of him since, until recently he returned to his native village, after an absence of twenty years, as unexpectedly as he had disappeared. No person knew of his return until he walked into his sister’s house. He remained home a week or so, and then left again for his former haunts in the land of the stars and stripes. While home, he did not even enquire after his former wife, who was living contentedly with her second husband and children, and who it is said, was equaly indifferent to his existence and his presence in the village. |
| December 6, 1907 || HEALTH NOTES || No new cases of scarlet fever were reported at the Public Health Office yesterday. Lillian Mercer who was suffering for tuberculosis of the knee, was discharged from the Signal Hill Hospital yesterday. A house on Monkstown Road under scarlet fever quarantine, was disinfected yesterday. The quarantine will be raised today. A resident of the West End reported yesterday, that a house on Murphy’s Square was in a very unsanitary condition and was a menace to the public health. The matter will be enquired into by the Health Department. The following patients were released from the Scarlet Fever Hospital yesterday, fully recovered from the disease: Mary Rolls, Florence Rolls, and Isabel Rolls, of Cabot Street. Kitty Winslow of Circular Road. |
| December 6, 1907 || PERSONAL || Miss Stephen Keeping, daughter of Mr. B. Keeping of the Telephone Company, left by last evening’s express for Britannia Cove, to take charge of a school. Miss Keeping is a very talented young lady, and no doubt her service will be appreciated in Britannia Cove.
The improvement in the health of the Leader of the Opposition, Capt Charle Dawe,
is steadily maintained. The Captain is in excellent spirits and looking forward
to resumption of his activities in due course. The acute symptoms have subsided,
and with rest and care, a complete cure may be confidently hoped for. This will
be good news to his numerous supporters and admirers in the Country.
| December 6, 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || Reid Newfoundland Company: Home is North of Bonne Bay. Glencoe left Burgeo at 1 p.m. yesterday, coming East. Clyde left Lewisporte at 10 p.m. yesterday, going North. Dundee arrive Port Blandford at 5 p.m. yesterday. Glencoe leaves Clarenville this morning. Argyle arrived at Placentia at 1 p.m. yesterday.
Bowrings: Portia arrived at Wesleyville at 4.20 p.m. yesterday and remained
there during the night. No news was received from the Prospero yesterday.
| December 6, 1907 || NEW SCHOONER FOR CROSBIE & CO. || Crosbie & Co.’s new tern schooner Ninia L., Capt. Charles Moore, arrived in port yesterday from Exploits, having on board a cargo of 3,500 quintals of fish, also a quantity of herring and salmon. This splendid schooner was built at Exploits by the well know building firm of Josiah Manuel & Sons. She is strongly made of the best material, being planked with hardwood, and well fastened throughout. Her rigging and sails are of first class quality in order to withstand the winter storms of the North Atlantic. When her cargo is discharged she will be surveyed and measured, and will measure about 120 tons. On the run to port she proved an exceptionally good sailer. The Nina L., is named after Mr. J C Crosbie’s daughter. This latest addition to their fleet will be used by Crosbie & Co. for their European trade. |
| December 6, 1907 || DEATH OF CAPT. EDGAR PENNEY || The news of Capt. Edgar Penney’s death at Carbonear, particulars of which will be found in our telegraphic columns, comes with startling suddenness. It is true that he had not been in his accustomed health of recent months, but none anticipated that the blow would have fallen, without warning. Within two hours of his departure he was visiting friends, neither they nor he, thinking that the grim messenger of death was even hovering over them.
Captain Edgar Penney was a man of strong personality. There was nothing about the fishery, from the catching of the fish to the marketing, that he was not thoroughly informed about. In him, practical knowledge and executive ability were strongly mingled. A keen business man, he studied every part of the business in which he was engaged. In earlier days, he was a successful Sealing Master, but withdrew from that branch of the Country’s business when steam superseded sail.
Early in the eighties, he established with his brothers, the firm of Penny Bros., and after partnership was dissolved, the present firm of E Penney & Son was established. The headquarters during the season, was Isle au Bois, in the Straits, but there are other establishments at Bradore, on Canadian Labrador, and elsewhere.
As a citizen, Capt. Penney was greatly interested in everything that made for the well being of the Country. He was a life long Conservative, and always ready — and as able as he was ready — to state his convictions and maintain them. To Education he was a warm friend, and to his warm and cordial co operation was due much of the success which attached to the old Methodist Grammar Education at Carbonear. In his youth, education was not easy to obtain, and Captain Edgar mourned the loss, and determined that so far as his power went, the advantages that had not been his, should be liberally bestowed upon the younger generation. Although not of the school, he was a close student of men and events, an omnivorous reader with a most retentive memory. Few men could discus with equal readiness and accuracy, the current events transpiring at home in the Empire or the wider world. Staunchly Conservative and eminently loyal. Ay, more it inspired loyalty in another sense the loyalty of friendship, for no truer friend than Edgar Penney has lived, friendship was to him a sacred thing, not lightly given, but once given not easily broken, and it is as friend as well as citizen, that his departure is so deeply deplored.
We have spoken of him as thoroughly acquainted with the fisheries, and all belonging to them, and no wonder, for although he had passed the Psalmist’s limit and was well into the seventies, the present summer was the first that he had spent in Newfoundland since childhood. If memory serves aright, every spring for sixty years had seen him join in the exodus to Labrador. This year, failing health uttered its warning, and he remained home, but his heart was in the familiar scenes of the bye-gone years, and he would fain have been at the helm as of yore.
He leaves a widow, three sons and two daughters – Messrs William F. Eben, R. and Albert E. Penney, Mrs. Robert Duff, also several grandchildren. Capt Josiah H Penney and Judge Penney are brothers, and Mrs. W.S. Canning, of St. John’s, and Mrs. Robert Simpson, of Carbonear are sisters. One brother the Rev. W.F. Penney, B.D., died about thirty years ago, and one sister, Mrs. Powell, whose son, Mr. John Powell, holds a foremost place in connection with the Reid-Nfld Company.
Capt. Edgar was one of the human landmarks of Carbonear, and his passing is the breaking of a link in the chain which connected the earlier days with those of the present. A few of his boyhood friends remain, but one by one they have passed to the Great Beyond. It was seemly that his last visit should have been to his warm friend and brother by marriage, the aged Joseph Powell, with whom he had so often discoursed of the days of the long ago.
The funeral took place today, and amongst those of his kith and kin who have long since crossed the borderland, he will rest in the old cemetery at Carbonear, for his was one of the oldest families of the ancient town.
With his sorrowing family and especially the partners for almost half a
century of his joys and sorrows, we sincerely sympathize. The suddenness of the
shock has added to the severity of the blow, but his life of usefulness, and be
it theirs to rejoice that it can be said of him that keen in business and firm
in action, he never wronged his fellow-men and never did a mean or ungentlemanly
act. It was such as he who justify the reference to modern Vikings as “hearts of
| December 6, 1907 || NAUTICAL || S.S. Atlas sailed yesterday for Gibraltar. Schooner Olive, Fitzgerald, sails today for Nipper’s Harbor. S.S. Bonavista will be due Sunday, from Charlottetown, P.E.I. S.S. Ulunda left Liverpool Wednesday evening for St. John’s. Schooner Jessie L Smith, Horwood, left Oporto Monday in ballast for this port. S.S. Rosalind will be due here Sunday night or Monday morning from New York. Schooner Pink, Young, is loading general cargo at Neal’s wharf for G.J. Young, Heart’s Content. Brigt. Bella Rose, Coward, sailed yesterday for Oporto, with fish from Alan Goodridge & Sons. S.S. Louise cleared yesterday for Lunenburg, N.S., with fish from Job’s, she sails this morning. Barqt. Corona loads fish at A Goodridge & Sons, for Brazil. Work of loading will be commenced today. Schooner Lilly A., W. Rogers, will sail today for Catalina, having on board a general cargo for MacCormack & Walsh. Schooner Vernie May, Churchill, is loading cement and other cargo at Neil’s wharf for the Dom. Iron and Steel Co., Bell Island. Barqt. Galatea, Connors, did not sail yesterday; she remained in port until a more favourable time offers. She will likely get away today. Her destination is Pernambuco. S.S. Mary, Dawe, discharged cargo at Bell Island yesterday. She will arrive here this morning, and load freight for the Island, to be ready to sail at daylight tomorrow morning. Schooner Belle Franklin, Hynes, arrived from Bell Island Wednesday night, and is loading freight for the Dom. Iron and Steel Co., part of which is sand to be used in making concrete bedding for new machinery to be erected at the Company’s works. |
| December 6, 1907 || WEATHER REPORT || The weather along the line yesterday was moderately fine, the prevailing winds being N.W., with the temperature averaging 37. Last nights reports were: Port aux Basques, N.W., light, fine, 30 above. Bay of Islands, N.W., light, fine, 27 above. Quarry, S.W., strong, dull, 25 above. Bishop’s Falls, N.W., strong, dull, 19 above. Clarenville, N.W., light, dull, 24 above. Whitbourne, S.E., light, fine, 30 above. |
| December 6, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || The S.S.Corean is due to arrive from Liverpool this morning.
Four prisoners were brought to the Station by the Police last night, two drunks, and two drunks and disorderly.
The man Stamp, who stole a pair of boots from Mr. R. Harvey, was before the Magistrate yesterday and was sent down for 30 days.
At Witless Bay and other places along the Southern Shore, a number of salmon has been taken during the week. They were all sent here and sold readily at 20 cents a pound.
Last night at 9.30, Constable Cody had a rough time arresting a disorderly near the Post Office. After some trouble, the inebriated realized the situation, and marched off quietly.
At the auction sale at Gillis Store, Cookstown Road yesterday, there was much brisk bidding between grocers who were looking for snaps, all the stock was sold off, Messrs Jackman and green purchasing the greater part of it.
Those who know the district well, and have carefully watched the progress of the Local Option requestion in Harbor Main District, say that a much larger majority than last year will decide in favour
of Local Option when the election comes off.
| December 7, 1907 || FOUND DEAD ON WHARF || At 7 yesterday morning, John Wall, when going to work at Kennedy and Mullaly’s wharf, saw a corpse just inside the gateway. He reported the matter to Constable Nugent, who had the body conveyed to the Police Station on a cart. The corpse was quite warm, and thinking that life was not extinct, Dr. Tait was called. When he arrived he pronounced that death had taken place about an hour previous. Rev. Father Fyme was also summoned, but was too late to give any spiritual assistance. Deceased was Richard Whittle, aged about 50 years. He left his brother’s house just before 7 o’clock to go to work at Barr’s, and to all appearance, was in the best of health. The unfortunate man well known in the city, was industrious and sober, and highly respected. At the morgue a post mortem was held, and death was pronounced as due to heart failure. Last night, the remains were taken to his brother’s house, Alexander Street, from whence the funeral takes place tomorrow. |
| December 7, 1907 || BRUCE ARRIVES ROUGH TRIP || The S.S. Bruce arrived at Port aux Basques at 10 last night. She left Port aux Basques at 10 a.m. Thursday, and arrived at Sydney at 10 pm. having had a rough experience crossing the Gulf. She was detained at Sydney because of a N.E. storm for twelve hours, and on her return, was twelve hours crossing the Gulf. A N.E. storm prevailed with heavy seas and the ship’s decks were completely swept. No damage however resulted. Mr. J.W.N. Johnston and L.A. Gilley in saloon, and 36 steerage passengers, came by her. The express is due at midnight. |
| December 7, 1907 || CHARGED WITH PASSING FALSE INVOICES || Thursday afternoon, the Customs authorities made a deposition before the Magistrate against a well known Water Street Commission Agent and business man, charging him with passing fictitious invoices. The Agent it is understood, disclaims any responsibility in the matter, the invoices being bona fide so far as he was concerned. A summons was served yesterday and the matter will be heard in Court today. Mayor Gibbs defends the Commission Agent. |
| December 7, 1907 || YESTERDAY'S FIRE ALARM || An alarm of fire was sent in yesterday at 2.10 p.m., from box 18, Factory Lane, which quickly brought the Eastern and Central men to the Prince’s Rink, where a tar pot had boiled over and the tar caught fire. The blaze was quickly put out by the workmen, and the service of the brigade was not needed. The ”all out” signal was sent in at 2.15. |
| December 7, 1907 || STORM ON WEST COAST || Tuesday night, a S.E. storm accompanied with snow, raged on the West Coast, and a terrible sea with high tide, was thrown in on the coast from Cape Ray East. It abated Wednesday, but Thursday afternoon it again came on with even greater violence. The coastal steamers were unable to leave port, and a number of schooners coming to and going from St. John’s had to harbor. Last night it was still storming West, their being a regular blizzard in Fortune Bay. No damages are reported, excepting at Bay of Islands, where a number of herring nets and boats have been lost, and destroyed. |
| December 7, 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || Bowrings: Prospero left Birchy Cove at 2.30 p.m. yesterday, going West. No news was received from the portia since her arrival at Wesleyville.
Reid Newfoundland Company: Home is North of Bonne Bay. Virginia Lake is due at North Sydney this afternoon. Glencoe left Grand Bank at 6.30 p.m. yesterday, inward. Argyle left Placentia At 10.30 a.m. yesterday, going West. Clyde left Pilley’s Island at 6 p.m. yesterday, outward. Dundee left Port Blandford at 7 p.m. yesterday. Ethie
left Trinity at 5.40 p.m. yesterday, outward.
| December 7, 1907 || A CLOSE CALL || On the 25th Nov., while they were hauling a herring net near Frenchman’s Head, Capt. Adam Power and his dory mate had an experience they would not care to have repeated. While these men were on their gear, the American vessel Rob Roy, Capt. Larkin, with a string of boats in tow, was beating in Humber Arm and kept dangerously near the Power’s dory. Capt. Power thought the vessel would keep clear of him, but she kept on her course, and crashed into the dory, throwing its occupants into the water. As the vessel passed by, Power and his mate managed to get hold of the ropes attached to the boats in tow, and saved themselves from being drowned. The dory was smashed in pieces, and the herring net was destroyed, which loss those responsible to have replaced. — Western Star. |
| December 7, 1907 || HOME REPORT || The S.S. Home, Capt. A Blandford, returned Sunday afternoon from Labrador. Her trip was an uneventful one, save the encountering of very stormy weather, which compelled the steamer to lie in Port Saunders from Thursday to 10 o’clock Saturday morning, and even when she left, the weather was so stormy that she only made ten miles in an hour and forty minutes. Some of the most Northern harbors are getting frozen over, and at Salmon Bay, the mails were landed over the ice, which necessitated a delay of four hours. At Battle Harbor the fishermen still get codfish of good size, when weather permits them getting on the fishing grounds. Trappers in the Straits and in the vicinity of Port Saunders, have done well with furs, and a number of good skins have been captured. The steamer brought a small freight, chiefly whale oil and guano, from Hawke’s Bay. — Western Star. |
| December 7, 1907 || HEALTH NOTES || A house on Long’s Hill under scarlet fever quarantine, was disinfected yesterday. The quarantine will be raised today. The house on Monkstown Road disinfected on Thursday, was released from quarantine yesterday afternoon. A case of diphtheria was reported from Golf Avenue yesterday. The patient, who is 25 years old, will be nursed at home. Michael Dempsey, Duckworth St. East, was released from the scarlet fever Hospital yesterday, fully recovered. There are at present, under treatment at the houses of the patients in different parts of the city, six cases of scarlet fever, six cases of typhoid fever, and one of diphtheria. At the scarlet fever Hospital, ten cases are being treated. Three cases of typhoid fever are at St. George’s Hospital. This gives sixteen cases of scarlet fever, nine of typhoid, and one of diphtheria, under supervision of the Public Health, a total of 26. Of these, thirteen are being nursed at home and thirteen at the Hospital. This report shows a decrease of 33 per cent on the total number reported a week ago. Last Saturday’s report gave a decrease of 12 per cent on the week previous. These result should be highly gratifying to the public, as they show that the Public Health Office has the situation under control, and in a few weeks, at the present rate of decrease, contagious diseases will be entirely stamped out. |
| December 7, 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || Dr. William Parsons now of Bonne Bay, is expected to arrive here about Dec. 20th., after which he will practice medicine in this town.
Rev. Dr. Whalen of North River and Rev. J. M. Donnelly of Holyrood, were in town this week and later returned to their respective parishes.
His Lordship Bishop March celebrated Mass at 11 a.m. Sunday at the opening of the New Church at North River, and afterwards preached a sermon suited to the occasion. An unexpected collection of $500 was taken up.
The Royal Moving Picture has discontinued its exhibitions at St. Paul’s Hall, and the Manager of the Nickelodeon has made new arrangements of continuing his show at the Academy Hall all the winter. So far as known, only one of these concerns will operate here in future.
Mr. Edward Kitchen, whose home was recently infected with scarlatina, wishes to thank Dr. Strapp for the many kindnesses performed by him for his children the time his house was quarantined. He is deeply grateful to the neighbours who gave their sympathy and unsought help during the trying period.
“Diamond Jubilee” Lodge No. 236 S.O.E. holds its election of officers for the ensuring year next Monday night.
Messrs Munn & Co.’s schooner Estella, Simeon Wells, Master, arrived at Port de Grave this morning with coal from Sydney.
Mr. John Ash and Miss Forward, daughter of Mr. Henry Forward of Carbonear Island, will be united in marriage at Carbonear tonight.
Mr. George Andrews of W.H. Thompson’s Drug Store, and Miss Louise Davis, daughter of Mr. George Davis, will be made one sometime this month.
Mr. Duncan Pike of Toronto who had been in a visit to relatives here, went to St. John’s by this morning’s train, en route for home. Mr. Thomas Keefe left for New York by this evening’s train.
Capt. Thomas Alcock of British Columbia, is now on a visit to this his native town. He has been absent a number of years. His many friends here delighted to see their old townsman looking so well.
The Police had a man before the Court on Wednesday charged with vagrancy. The prisoner denied that he had no home and said that he applied for lodgings at the Police Station the night before, only because he did not care to disturb the person with whom he lodged, as it was a late hour. The Judge would have sent the man to prison for 7 days, but the latter promised to go to Bell Island before Saturday. The Police were accordingly instructed to arrest the man if he was seen in town on Saturday next.
The ladies of the Methodist Aid opened a sale of work at Coughlan Hall on Tuesday night. The different tables containing useful plain and fancy goods, toys, candy and syrup, looked very attractive, and the visitors who made purchases were drawn to that table which had the most interest for them. On Tuesday night, the attendance of partons was fair, but on Wednesday night the number did not come up to expectations. However, the receipts for the two nights reached the vicinity of $200. Tonight a good attendance is expected, as a hot dinner will be the great attraction. There have been three other sales of work this fall, and each has done fairly well. Our Methodist friends should be equally well patronized.
Messrs. George Parsons, Manager of the Nickelodeon, Earnest Parsons, and Cornelius Griffin, went in the gasoline yacht Amethyst to Bell Island on Saturday last. Mr. Griffin, who was Captain, is an old sailor of middle age, and is widely known here as one worthy of the name, his wonderful agility marking him as a true son of Neptune and distinguished among the many fine fellows of this town, who choose the sea for a calling. Conn will be remembered as having served on board the S.S. Lady Glover while that steamer was engaged in the mail and passenger service of this Bay. After visiting Bell Island, the yacht went to Portugal Cove, where Mr. Griffin was recognized by many of the inhabitants, who were delighted to renew acquaintances with the well known favourite. From Portugal Cove the party went overland to St. John’s. Returning to the cove, the yacht again visited the Island. There Mr. G. Parsons arranged the holding of motion picture exhibitions in St. Joseph’s Hall. On Tuesday the Amethyst left for this port, but the winds being high, the yacht returned to the Island. At 8 a.m. Wednesday, she again started for Harbor Grace and after a pleasant run across the Bay, the yacht reached here about 11 a.m.
CORRESPONDENT, Hr. Grace, Dec. 5th.
| December 7, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || The express arrived at 1.10 yesterday, bringing only a few passengers and 104 packages of mail matter.
The whaler Cabot, operating at Brook’s Arm, has 64 whales landed to date. She will likely continue fishing until the end of the year.
Mr. J.W.N. Johnstone, G.P.A. with the Reid Co., who has been visiting friends in St. John’s, returns by tomorrow’s express.
A steamer with 6,000 tons of coal, will arrive during next week to the Reid Co. Half the cargo will be discharged at Lewisporte and half at Clarenville.
The city was very quite last night, only two prisoners being brought to the lockup. Both of these were ordinary drunks, and gave no trouble to the officers.
Tuesday night last, a woman named Beck of Sound Island, committed suicide by jumping over a wharf. Her body was recovered on the beach next morning.
The schooner Checkers, Rumsey, arrived yesterday from Valencia, after 35 days passage. She encountered heavy gales with high seas, on the passage out, but came through without damage. The checkers had a cargo of 1,400 cases of onions.
Yesterday afternoon, one of the Constables became intoxicated and created a scene at the East End Fire Hall. The officer doing duty there, had to interfere and succeeded in making matter right. The affair will be looked into this morning by the Police Superintendent .
Although it was comparatively fine on the lower streets last night, a small sized blizzard raged in the higher parts of the town. Persons crossing Harvey Road and the top of Long’s Hill, had great difficulty in making much progress against the winds and drift.
There are nearly sixty sail of schooners at Random, S.W. Arm, the fleet having increased greatly in numbers within the last few years. Most of the schooners did well at the fishery the past season. Next year will see more additions made to the fleet, as some new schooners will be built during the winter.
It would be well if the Police would prevent children from coasting down Long’s Hill, as there is great danger of them running under the street cars, which pass at the foot of the hill. Perhaps it wold also conduce more to the public safety if the Motormen would be kind enough to ring the cars gong when approaching the foot of this thoroughfare. A person who passed that way twice last night, when the cars were going by, noticed that the gong of the East bound car failed to ring each time it passed the crossing.
The Virginia Lake must have had a hard time in Thursday night’s storm. No news of her passing Cape Race was received yesterday, she evidently passed too far off to sea.
The tide was very high in the harbor just after daylight yesterday morning, and again about eight last night. Many of the wharves were only a foot or two above the surface of the water.
A young salesman Mr. Collier, at Messrs, Ellis & Co.’s, has so far recovered from the effects of the serious injuries to his eyes, as to be able to resume work, but is obliged to wear a shade over the one more severely hurt. His vision is impaired but with time it may regain its accustomed strength.
The Firemen at the East, Central, and Western Stations, put their apparatus on runners yesterday. They just had the work finished when the alarm came in from the Prince’s Rink calling out the East and Central brigades.
Mr. J.J. Murphy has been indisposed for the past few days and confined to his room.
He had improved yesterday and will be about again within a day or so.
The barometer fell very low yesterday and at 4 p.m. it was lower that it has been for several months. After that hour it began to rise quickly. This was taken as an indication that a severe storm was raging not far off.
The Prospero which left Birchy Cove, Bay St. George at 2.30 a.m. yesterday, is expected to arrive here on Tuesday next, and to be ready to leave here laden, on her Christmas trip by Friday, the 14th. This will give the ship, allowing for the longer delays at each port, ample time, with ordinarily fair weather, to deliver her cargo over the whole route by Christmas Eve.
The road leading from Northern Bight to the Railway Station, has been in a
frightful condition the last two months. This road is four miles in length and
it has to serve the needs of all the people living on both sides of the South
West Arm of Random, from Fox Harbor inwards, which causes a great deal of
traffic to pass over it, and it is important that some repairs should be given
it. The amount expended in repairs last summer would not be sufficient to put
one tenth of the road in good condition. There were four and a half degrees of
frost yesterday afternoon on Water Street, but the temperature was at lest five
degrees lower on the higher levels.
| December 9, 1907 || “PORT SAUNDERS” ARRIVED SATURDAY || The little whaler, Port Saunders, Capt. Anderson, arrived Saturday from Hawk’s Bay, via Bell Island and Trepassey. The last season she has been operating at Hawke’s Bay and vicinity, and found whales very scarce. Her catch for the season is 31 consisting of 4 sulphor bottoms, 21 finbacks and 6 humpbacks. Thursday night, when off Trepassey, the whaler ran into a S.E. snow storm, with heavy sea, and she had to run for Trepassey Harbor, where she reached after getting a good knocking about. The storm did not abate sufficiently for her to continue on there, until Saturday morning, when she left Trepassey and made a good run to this port. Capt. Anderson and crew will be leaving for Norway at an early date, and the port Saunders will lie up for the winter. |
| December 9, 1907 || PRISONER ARRIVES TO SERVE 6 MONTHS || By yesterday’s express, Constable Anthony arrived from Bonne Bay with a prisoner, to serve 6 months in the Penitentiary. The prisoner is a fisherman and a resident of Brig Bay. A few days ago he was arrested for atrociously assaulting a girl of tender years, and was taken before the Magistrate at Bonne Bay for trial. The evidence produced was such to satisfy the Magistrate as to his guilt, and he was sentenced to six months hard labour. He was taken to the Penitentiary yesterday. |
| December 9, 1907 || HIGH PRICED HORSE FOR GOVT. STABLES || By the Northern freight train, which arrived last midnight, the stallion recently purchased by the Government at P.E. Island, for breeding purposes, arrived. The new horse is named “Jubilee Chief” and is a prize winner of many times. He has an excellent pedigree, is jet black, and weighs 1,300 pounds. Jubilee chief is eight years old and has the reputation of being the best bred animal in P.E.I. It is said that the price paid was in the vicinity of $1,400, and at such a cost, the animal should be as good as he is said to be. Mr. H. Cowan came in charge of the beast from P.E.I. Upon arrival, “Jubilee Chief” was taken to the Government stables. |
| December 9, 1907 || JURY DISAGREES THE SECOND TIME || The hearing of the case of the King vs. Martin Sharpe, charged with attempting to obtain money under false pretences, concluded Saturday night. In the forenoon, Mr. Furlong, K.C., for the prisoner, addressed the jury, and was followed after recess by Minister of Justice Kent for the Crown. Justice Emerson then delivered his charge, and at 5 o’clock, the jury retired to consider a verdict. At 7.40 they returned to Court and announced that they could not agree. They were ordered back to further consider, but at 9.30, after an absence of four and one half hours, they again filed into Court without reaching a decision, and informed the Judge that there was no possibility of an agreement being arrived at. Judge Emerson discharged them forthwith. No motion was made for a new trial, and the prisoner was allowed out on his own recognizance.
The jury men were: Davis Courtenay, Charles W. Ryan, R. Thorbourn, W.J. Pippy, J Sutnerby, J. Clancy, James Kelly, J.J, St. John, A.H. Prowse, B. Andrews, John Canning, Patrick Walsh. The jury in the previous case was: W.I — , Mr. Kent, J.A. Williams, Stephen R. March, John Sheean, John Walsh, Alex Robertson, John Thistle, John Halfyard, Thomas Simpson, John J Healy, Newman Chown. |
| December 9, 1907 || BRUCE PASSENGERS || The S.S. Bruce arrived at Port aux Basques at 10.10 a.m yesterday, having been delayed several hours at North Sydney owing to the late arrival of the I.C.R. express. The Bruce brought the following passengers: Miss M. Powers. Miss M. Johnstone, J.A. and Mrs. Barrett, Capt. A Devine, A.H. Halley, F. Parnell, D.H. McDougall, J.M. Curran in saloon and 45 in steerage. The express is due at 6 this afternoon. |
| December 9, 1907 || AFTER SEVEN YEARS || Dr. H.E. Kendell of Sydney, who formerly practiced in St. John’s, recently extracted a bullet from Mr. Walter Lyons, formerly of the 18th Hussars. It was one of three that had struck him at Krugersdrop. The first two had been easily removed at the time, but the third remained a painful reminder for seven long years. |
| December 9, 1907 || SCHOONER’S JOLLY BOAT STOLEN || Saturday evening at 7 o’clock, when the schooner Dolly McC., laden for Twillingate, was about to leave port for North, it was discovered that the boat, which less than half an hour before was firmly moored at the schooner’s side by a new two and half inch hawser, had disappeared, much to the annoyance of the Skipper, who was prevented from taking the splendid time, so valuable this season of the year, to run North. The crew of six, got two boats, and three went up West and around the head of the harbor, and down South Side, and three went East, and out the Narrows and back, until they met having failed in the circuit to find any trace of the boat; nor could any tidings be heard of her from the craft at anchor; but several craft left, and it is thought one of these may have taken the boat. The men were nearly all night searching for the boat, which was brand new, iron fished stem and stern, 4 oars, with sculling oar, painted dark green outside, and red inside, no stripe around her, and cost over thirty dollars last November. The schooner St. Clare, which just arrived from Morton’s Harbor, kindly gave the Dolly her boat, and she left 9 a.m., Sunday, and would have been to Catalina before daylight but for the loss of the boat. The matter has been reported to the Police, and no doubt, efforts will be made to run down and punish the parties guilty of such disgraceful conduct. |
| December 9, 1907 || CAPT. PRINCE TAKEN ILL || Captain Samuel Prince, Master of the schooner Royal Prince, at Duder’s wharf, was conveyed to Hospital Saturday at 1 p.m. in the ambulance. A few days ago, he contracted a cold which developed into pluro-pneumonia, and Saturday he was dangerously ill. The matter was reported to Mr. S.D. Blandford, M.H.A., who called a Doctor to pronounce on the case. When the case was reported so serious, it was deemed best to send Captain Prince to Hospital, as the quarters on the schooner were not too good for a man so dangerously ill. Last evening he was doing as well as could be expected at the Hospital, but it will be several days before he will be out of danger. |
| December 9, 1907 || PERSONAL || Mr. D.J. Burke, St. Jacques, is in town on business. M.P. Cashin, M.H.A., arrived in town yesterday from Cape Broyle. Mr. G.A. Bartlett who conducts an extensive business at Burin, is in town. Mr. Thomas A Garcin, Bonne Bay, arrived in town by yesterday’s express. Mr. A. Giovannini, St. Lawrence, is at present in the city on business trip. Mr. A.D. Brown, left by yesterday’s express for North Sydney on special business. Capt. J. Chievers and bride, left last evening for their future home in Plate Cove, B.B. Mr. W. J. Scott, J.P., who was in town on business, left for Twillingate by yesterday’s express. Mr. H.J. Earle, M.H.A., Fogo, who was in the city the last two weeks, left for home last evening. Mr. W.F. Bean, Travelling Salesman for the firm Geo. Gale & Sons, Waterville Quebec, left for North Sydney by yesterday’s express.
Capt. E. English and Mrs. English left by yesterday’s express for Bay of Islands, where the Capt. joins the cruiser Fiona. Mr. G. Joyce, of Arye & Sons, who has been indisposed for some time, left by last evening’s express en route to Brazil on a health trip. Mr. A. Russel
Fulton, Agent for the Dom. Chair Co., Londonderry, who has been pushing trade
here for the last few days, left for home yesterday. Head Constable Freemen of
Harbor Grace, who has been in Hospital for special treatment the last few weeks,
returned to Harbor Grace last evening, much improved. It will be some time
however, before he will be able to resume duty. |
| December 9, 1907 || DASTARDLY REPORT ABOUT A VESSEL || Yesterday, a report was freely circulated about the city that Crosbie & Co.’s barquentine, Ich Dien, Capt. Kennedy, has been lost in mid-ocean, and all but two of the crew had perished. Last night, the News called on Mr. J.C. Crosbie, who was not only unable to verify the story, but unreservedly denounced it as a fake. Mr. Crosbie was very much annoyed, and will make an effort to shift the matter to the bottom. Such stories have a bad effect and create much uneasiness among the families of those who have friends and relatives aboard. The Ich Dien is practically a new vessel well found in sails and gear, and no fear need be entertained as to her safety. She is now 31 days out to Pernambuco, and Crosbie & Co., expect her to arrive in a day or so. |
| December 9, 1907 || NAUTICAL || S.S. Portia sails today for Sydney. S.S. Cape Breton is due today from Cape Breton. S.S. Siberian is due Wednesday from Philadelphia. S.S. adventure sailed for Sydney at midnight Saturday. Brigt. Clementine, Tucker, has arrived at Oporto, all well. S.S. Silvia will leave New York tomorrow coming this way. S.S. Corean, Tannock, sailed at 7 a.m. yesterday for Philadelphia. S.S. Bonavista left Sydney at noon Saturday. She is due here tonight. S.S. Rosalind left Halifax Saturday night. She will be due here tonight. Schooner Dolly McC., left yesterday for Twillingate, to load fish for this port. Brigt Gratia, Snow, arrived at Oporto Saturday last, after a fairly good passage. S.S. Louisburg cleared Saturday evening for Sydney; she sails this morning. Schr. Eleanor, Bungey, arrived from Jersey Harbor, T.B. yesterday. She will lie up here. Schr. Keeth Victor, coal laden for Carbonear, passed the Narrows yesterday afternoon. Schr. Margaret Murray, Williams, has arrived at Oporto after a good run of 15 days; all well. Schr. Ahara, Willar, Master, is loading about 2,500 quintals of fish at Twillingate for W.J. Scott. S.S. Pors. on arrival at Sydney, will load coal for S March & Sons. She should be back by Friday. Schooner Lady Parsons, Peter Parsons, will sail today with a general cargo for the Cape Copper Company, Tilt Cove. J. O’Neil’s schooner Mary O’Neil, arrived in port yesterday from Bay de Verde. She was towed in by the tug John Green. Schooner Duke Kennedy, Winsor, arrived in port yesterday from Wesleyville, having eight hundred quintals of fish on board. S.S. Strod sailed Saturday for Queenstown. Her new owners have changed her name, and in the future she will sail under ----(unreadable) S.S. Symra cleared Saturday evening. She sails this morning for Sydney and New York. After reaching New York she will load oil for Europe. Schooner Evelyn, Horwood, arrived at Pernambuco Saturday, after a passage of 48 days. This is the longest passage that any of Crosbie & Co.’s schooners ever made to Pernambuco. |
| December 9, 1907 || COURT WORK AT HR. GRACE || During last week, the Police authorities at Harbor Grace were kept busy, and there were several cases before the Magistrate. A Shebeen case was presented by Constable Dooley, and the defendant was fined $50 or a month’s imprisonment. A young woman for stealing cloths to the value of $15, was sentenced to three months, and on another charge of theft, she was also proven guilty and was given an extra month. A number of drunks and disorderly were also before the Magistrate but were leniently dealt with. |
| December 9, 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || Reid Newfoundland Company: Home arrived at Bay of Islands at 2 p.m. yesterday. Ethie leaves Clarenville this morning. Dundee leaves Port Blandford this morning. Argyle leaves Placentia this afternoon, on the Red Island route. Clyde is due at Lewisporte. Glencoe left Placentia at 1 a.m. yesterday with the following passengers; S Loveless, N Thompson, C Ellford, Miss Pittman in saloon, and 15 second class.
Bowrings: Portia is North of Bay Verte. Prospero is due to arrive tomorrow
| December 9, 1907 || EXPRESS || The express last evening, took out a large number of passengers, including, Capt. E. English, Mrs. English, G. Joyce, G. O’Reagan, G. Taylor, H. Chown, G. Garneau, J Moore, T. Shirwin, J.J. Brown, A Bransfield, R. Stein, H.J. Earle, W.J. Scott, Capt. and Mrs. Chievres, M Mills, B. Much, A.D. Brown, F.B. Bean, A Russell Fulton, and about 60 second class, mostly labourers for the Sydneys. |
| December 9, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || Judge Conroy handed down judgement in the “Turpentine Case” Saturday, a fine of $50 was imposed on the defendants.
The weather on the West Coast last week was the roughest experienced for the season, and considerable damage resulted to stages etc.
The funeral of the late Richard Whittle, who died suddenly Friday morning, took place yesterday and was largely attended. At the R.C. Cathedral the prayers for the dead were recited by Rev. Fr. Fyme.
A Seaman of the West End ran amuck Saturday, and amused himself by breaking window glass in an uptown store. Const. Coady objected to the proceedings and took him to the Station. This morning he will answer to the Magistrate.
Saturday night, an outport man dropped a $5.00 bill in a Water St. store, and it no sooner was on the floor when another customer covered it with his foot, hoping to secure it when the outport man had left. A lady assistant saw the transaction however, and informed the owner, who recovered the “V” without much trouble.
The following guests registered at the Crosbie since Saturday; Miss Kennedy, Avondale, C.B.; J.E. Cookson, Montreal; Chas F. Levoy, Dartmouth, N.S.; Adolph Giovanini, St. Lawrence; G.A. Bartlett, Burin; D.J. Burke, St. Jacques; Thomas A Garcin, Bonne Bay; C. Drew, M.P. Cashin, Cape Broyle.
The weather along the line yesterday was moderately fine, the temperature averaging 35 above. Last night’s reports were; Port aux Basques, calm, fine, 27 above. Bay of Islands, W., light, dull, 36 above.
Quarry, W, calm, dull, 27 above. Bishop’s Falls, S.W., calm, 25 above. Clarenville, S.W., light, dull, 32 above. Whitbourne, S., light, dull, 28 above.
The case of William Winsor vs. Henry Dawe will be heard this week before a jury. Sir E.P. Morris for plaintiff.
The schooner Nellie, Clarke, arrived in port at noon yesterday from Burin, after a five day passage. The Nellie, deeply laden, left Burin Saturday week, but after being out a few hours, had to put back again as the weather was too stormy to proceed. She remained there until Wednesday morning before a favourable time offered. When off Cape Race, Wednesday night, the wind increased to a gale, and the schooner was hove to. The wind then veered from W to E.N.E. and blew as hard as ever. Many thick snow squalls were experienced during the night and things looked very gloomy. After the wind changed, the schooner was headed for Trepassey, where a safe anchorage was made. Trepassey was left Saturday morning, the little schooner harbored at Bay Bulls Saturday night and arrived here yesterday. She had on board 1,000 quintals of fish and 20 casks of oil, freighted for Harvey & Co.
It is said that the Hue Mattress Manufacturing Company at present operating here, will transfer its plant to Brigus at the end of the year.
Last week, five lads ranging from 15 to 17 years, were before Magistrate Seymour at Bay Roberts for stealing liquor from on board a schooner. They pleaded guilty and were sentenced to 3 weeks imprisonment in Harbor Grace gaol.
A boy who was coasting down Prescott Street Saturday, ran into a wagon standing opposite Oke’s Carriage Factory, and received several painful bruises. He complained that his back was hurt, and being scarcely able to walk from the injuries received, was assisted to his home near the top of Prescott St., by a kind-hearted gentleman who was going that way..
The second trial of Augustus Sweeney who stands charged with the killing of Stephen Andrews, on New Years Day, is set down for tomorrow.
Passengers who arrived by yesterday’s express say that herring have been scarce at Bay of Islands the last few days. Several vessels sailed for market last week.
A seaman who is on the “black list” was arrested Saturday. He was so incapacitated that a cab had to be procured to convey him to the Station. This morning he will answer to the Magistrate and will be made tell where he received the liquor.
The Sydney Record of the 4th., says “Miss Parsons of St. John’s, Nfld, who arrived by the early express last night from Boston, where she had been undergoing surgical treatment in a Hospital, was suddenly taken ill at the terminus wharf shortly after her arrival of the train. She was taken to the Belmont Hotel where she was attended by Dr. Rindress. She is better this morning, and will proceed home by the Bruce this afternoon.”
Several outport schooners sailed yesterday for their home ports.
It is said that the jury in the trial of the Sharpes Case, stood nine for acquittal and three for conviction.
It was reported about town last night that the S.S. Corban will come on here for repairs. If she do, it will be a boon for local Engineers and Boiler Makers.
Complaint is made of the condition of certain streets in the East End of the city. It is said that the Council employees fail to clean up and remove garbage thrown about.
The Reid Company had no news of the arrival of the Virginia Lake at Sydney up to last night. She left here Thursday last at 5 p.m. and must have felt the full force of the storm that raged during that night.
The schooner Hispanola, Kennedy, struck the heavy S.E. storm of Monday last and had to run back to Sydney for shelter. She was deeply laden with coal and her decks were well washed before she reached back to port.
Five arrests were made by the Police Saturday and Sunday night; two drunk,
and three drunk and disorderly. One was liberated yesterday on making the usual
deposit, the others will come before the Court this morning.
| December 10, 1907 || SCHOONER ASHORE ONE MAN DEAD || A Newfoundland schooner, commanded by Captain Burdock, carrying a crew of four, bound for Port aux Basques to Halifax, with a cargo of fish, went ashore at Deadman’s Cove, to the East of the Scatteria Island, about twelve o’clock Thursday night, during a heavy wind and snow storm. The crew had a narrow escape. One died from exposure and the Captain was so far gone that he had to be carried to the lighthouse where he was carefully attended to. The ship and cargo of fish will likely become a total loss, says the Halifax Herald. |
| December 10, 1907 || ANOTHER LARCENY REPORTED TO POLICE || Yesterday morning Messrs Bowring Bros. Warfinger reported to the Police Authorities that a barrel of herring had been stolen from the firm’s premises Saturday night. There were 14 barrels of herring stored on the wharf, and yesterday morning, it was believed that the persons who stole the boat from the Dolly McC, stole the herring and used the boat to take them away. Yesterday, Detective Byrne was working on the matter, but was unable to get sufficient evidence to make an arrest. One other schooner besides the Dolly McC sailed Saturday night, but no suspicion is held of her Captain or crew, and it is believed that the theft was committed by some persons in the city. |
| December 10, 1907 || LIQUOR CASE AT BAY OF ISLANDS || Charles Denis of Birchy Cove, Bay of Islands, was summoned to appear before Magistrate March at Bay of Islands, yesterday. The charge against him, was a breach of the law regarding the sale of intoxicating liquor. The Police authorities conducted the case for the prosecution and produced evidence which showed that the defendant had given a bottle of liquor to another party. Mr. Arthur J Herder, Solicitor for the defendant in a very able argument, showed to the Court that there was no evidence of a sale, or any intention to sell on the part of the defendant. The case was dismissed. |
| December 10, 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || Mr. C.A.C. Bruce arrived from St. John’s by Thursday night's train and will remain a few days.
Messrs Munn & Co.’s brig., Amy Louise, Capt. Sheppard, arrived at Sydney on Thursday evening after a stormy passage.
Mr. Thomas Freeman, who was employed with the Royal Moving Pictures Co., while it was operating here, went to St. John’s by this morning’s train.
Messrs. R. Rutherford & Co.’s big bay draft horse “Harry, has been sold to the Birchy Lumber Co., and went out in charge of Mr. Henry French by Friday evening’s train.
Tomorrow being the Feast of the Immaculate Conception to which the Cathedral here is dedicated, special service will be conducted in the sacred edifice, the Cathedral staff and some visiting Clergy participating.
At the monthly meeting of the Lodge “Harbor Grace” A.F. &. A.M., on Thursday night, W.A. Oke, Esq., was elected R.W.M. for the ensuing year. James Cron, Esq., being re-elected Treasurer. W. Ward, Esq., retires from the office of R.W.M.
The hot supper at the sale of work at Coughlan Hall on Thursday, drew a large number of visitors, and the receipts that night amounted to $107., the proceeds from the three nights’ sales totalling about $300. A soup supper will be given at the hall Monday night.
A horse belonging to Mr. Arthur Earle, of Carbonear, took fright up town this morning and dashed down Water Street to Victoria Street, where it turned down to the public wharf and would have gone over into the water had not some men who were present prevented it.
The first snow storm for the season visited us on Friday and was rather a severe one. The N.E. gale caused the snow to whirl about with the fierceness of a mid winter blizzard, but no drifts were piled up. That morning, an unusually high tide rose, the water of the harbor coming near the tops of the wharves.
The man who was before the Court this week charged with vagrancy, and who was given orders to to go to Bell Island, was again arrested Thursday night on the suspicion of having entered the house of the person recently convicted of selling liquor; and stolen liquor, valued at $7.00. The suspect it is alleged, wanted to obtain some of his belongings. Detained by the owner of the house entered, and evidently being willing that the tail should follow the hide, he endeavoured to equalize matters. The prisoner was remanded till Monday, pending the return of Judge Seymour from St. John’s.
Judging from the numerous complaints heard here the past summer concerning the unsatisfactory condition of the Labrador mail and passengers service, one would think our people, or at least that part which is directly interested in the Labrador fishery, would see about bringing pressure to bear to induce the Government to improve the service, by placing two steamers upon the route. The increased interest of our fishermen, planters and merchants are such, that an extra subsidy for another steamer would be warranted. The history of improved public services has shown almost invariably, the increase to be justified. Not alone to those directly interested in the Labrador fishery, but to those indirectly connected therewith, will advantages arrive, should an extra boat be vouchsafed. How much better for the people of this Colony, would it be if our Legislators were to apply to their enactments, some of the knowledge of political economy, with which they are credited? But it is within the power of our people to make their wants known, wants that are imperative and which no Government should refuse to believe in. If the people of Harbor Grace, who are anxious to obtain improved Labrador facilities, would only display the perseverance and energy shown by the promoters of the petitions praying for the widening of Kerry Lane, we may feel assured, our wants in this respect would be quickly supplied. Let the fishermen and planters memorialize the Government for the placing of another steamer on the Labrador service, so that a weekly mail may be dispatched, and it will be seen under pressure of public opinion, the prayer of petitioners must be granted.
Correspondent. Hr. Grace, Dec. 7th, ‘07
| December 10, 1907 || PERSONAL || Mr. J.B. St. John, of Conception Harbor, came to St. John’s by yesterday’s train. Mr. J Rowsell who does business in Pushthough, is in town. He returns Saturday. Mr. Jacob Ross arrived in town from Harbor Grace yesterday, to select his Christmas stock. Mrs. (Dr.) Jones was in the city yesterday from Avondale. She returned home by this evening’s train. Mr. D.H. McDougall of the Dom. Iron & Steel Co., arrived by last night’s express from Sydney, en route to Wabana. Samuel Kean M.D., son of Captain Abraham Kean, is practising his profession in Burin with Dr. Smith of the place. The latter finds the weight of years a serious handicap when the calls involve frequent journeys by water. Those are of light account to Doctor Kean, who at twenty-four, enter upon his duties full of vim and life. Doctor Kean studied at McGill College, which gave him his diploma. |
| December 10, 1907 || NAUTICAL || S.S. Louisburg was to sail last night for Sydney. S.S. Silvia leaves New York tomorrow coming this way. Brigt. Maggie, Parsons, arrived at Oporto Saturday last, fish laden. S.S. Siberian is due here Thursday afternoon from Philadelphia. S.S. Rosalind left Halifax at 10 a.m. yesterday coming to this port. Bright. Corona will finish loading today at A. Goodridge & Sons, for Brazil. Schooner Bessie R. Waterman, is loading general cargo for S. Roberts, Change Island. Schooner Loyalty, F. Pinn, with cargo for J Norris, Three Arm, N.D.B., sails this morning. Brigt. Ada Pearl, Slade, is loading fish in drums at Baine Johnston & Co.’s for Pernambuco. S.S. Symra did not get away yesterday. She sails this morning for Sydney and New York. Brigt Sunbeam, Newhook, has arrived at Pernambuco after a passage of 44 days from this port.
Schooner Transit, S Young, is loading coal and other cargo at H.J. Stabb & Co, for Edgar J Doming, Greenspond. Schooner Pet, Hobbs, Master, is loading general cargo at A Harvey & Co wharf for Duff & Sons, Carbonear. S.S. Mary, left Bell Island Sunday night for Bonavista Bay to load lumber for the Dom. Iron and Steel Co. S.S. Pors
left at 4.30 p.m. yesterday for Bell Island, with iron pipes for the Nova Scotia
Steel Co. She will load ore there for Sydney. After discharging the ore at
Sydney, she will take a load of North Sydney coal for S. March & Sons. |
| December 10, 1907 || HOTELS ARRIVALS || CROSBIE — Joseph Ross, Harbor Grace; A.L. Holley, Gloucester, Mass; D.H. McDougasll, Sydney.
WAVERLY — Weston Williams, Bay Bulls; Mrs. Williams, Bay Bulls; I.P. Mullowney, Witless Bay; John H. Williams, Bay Bulls, Samuel Tiller, Wesleyville; Peter Galton,
Brookfield; William Winter, Wesleyville; Fred Millet, Wesleyville; Jacob Millet,
Wesleyville, Cornelius Best, Wesleyville. |
| December 10, 1907 || BONAVISTA ARRIVES || The S.S. Bonavista arrived early yesterday morning from Charlottetown and Sydney. Capt. Masters, formerly Chief Officer, has now charge of the ship. Capt. Fraser has retired from command for the winter. The run from Sydney was made in thirty six hours, fine weather was experienced on the trip down. She has on board a cargo of produce, 6 head of cattle, 3 horses and 12 sheep. When the Symra sails this morning she will haul into Harvey & Co.’s wharf to begin discharging. |
| December 10, 1907 || IN MEMORIAM || Miss Minnie Ellsworth formerly of Petites, died at Rose Blanch on the morning of Nov. 30th. She came here nearly 2 years ago in a delicate state of health, but in a few months, had sufficiently improved to enable her to do light office work, of which she was very fond. She worked up to 5 p.m. Friday and even made arrangements for the following day; but it was ordered otherwise, as she passed away peacefully to the Great Beyond at 8 a.m. Saturday.
Miss Ellsworth possessed many excellent qualities and was of a most exemplary and Christian character, which won her the esteem and love of all around. Her kindness and patience at all times were very noticeable, and it was a great pleasure to her to be able to be of service to those around her. She was educated at Methodist College, St. John’s, and taught for nine years in different parts of the Island. The name of some being Flat Island, P.B.; Little Bay and Little Bay Islands, N.D.B., and Northern Bight, T.B.; but owing to failing health, she was compelled to abandon the work. The good results of her labours are too well known to need comment. Her funeral which was very large attended, took place on Sunday, 1st December, when her remains were laid to rest in the Cemetery of Rose Blanche.
There is a noble world above, Where parting is unknown; A whole eternity of love, Formed for the good alone; And Faith beholds the dying here, Translated to that happier sphere.
Rose Blanche Dec. 3rd
| December 10, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || Constable Anthony who arrived Sunday morning from Bonne Bay with a prisoner, returns to his station by today’s express.
The S.S. Home, on her last trip to Battle Harbor, had excellent weather. Capt. Blandford reports but little ice having formed in the Straits to date.
Several witness in the case of Winsor vs. Dawe, arrived in town by last night’s express from Wesleyville and Coldfield, Bonavista Bay. The case is one of the annual lawsuits that results from alleged stealing seals.
The case of the Minister of Justice vs. W. Clouston for passing false invoices was called at the Magistrate's Court yesterday, but on motion from Mayor Gibbs for defence, was postponed until Thursday.
The S.S. Coban has gone to Halifax for repairs. It was expected that she would come on here, and Mr A.D. Brown left for Sydney to represent the Reid Co. and try and secure the work.
The S.S. Cape Breton arrived at 12.30 this morning from Sydney with a cargo of coal, part of which is for Baine Johnston & Co., and part for Kennedy & Co. She will begin discharging today.
A Marconi Operator named Gonamn bound to Point Amour, died suddenly at Bay of Islands Sunday, while waiting to join the S.S. Home. The body will be sent across to North Sydney this morning by the S S. Bruce.
It was reported about town yesterday, that the price of fish had dropped in the Brazilian market owing to about 11,000 quintals arriving within a couple of days. The News made enquiry at the different merchants offices but the report could not be verified.
It is said that liquor dealers of Harbor Main are about to have a test case made in Court, as to whether there can be another Local Option test held for at least three years. This is of all importance to the Harbor Main people and they will watch the result with interest.
Yesterday morning, James Collins, a boy of about 26 years old, met with a very serious accident while working on the S.S. Syrma. He was standing on the deck of the ship near the skids, when he was accidently knocked over the side, and fell to the wharf, the fall being about twelve feet. When picked up by two of the wharf labours, he was unconscious, the back of his head was badly bruised from the fall, and he received a severe shaking up, but no bones were broken. The boy was brought into the wharf office where Dr. Campbell attended him. He was afterwards conveyed to his home, on Nunnery Hill. It will be a few days before the boy will be able to get around again as he received some slight internal injuries which will require a complete rest to remedy.
Captain Nathan Kean is in town, landing his seasons voyage of four hundred and fifty quintals, which he took in the Ettie May at various places up to Cape Mugford.
The oak-built schooner W.H. Cross, Captain Watson Kean, which left here with a full load of winter foodstuffs and other stock at 12.30 Sunday morning, arrived at Brookfield (her home port) at noon next day, making the run of a hundred and five miles in eleven and half hours. She was favoured with uncommonly fine weather and a moderate high breeze. The W.H.C. is one of the fleet of American vessels purchased in New England the past four years. She is sixty tons.
Last night, a matter of serious consequences was reported to the Police and the affair will be looked into today.
The express arrived at 7.15 last night having made an excellent run from Port aux Basques. Only a few passengers arrived by her.
Owing to the inclement weather the last few days, the motor fishing boat has been unable to get to the fishing grounds. If today is fine, she will make a trip outside.
Five prisoners were brought to the Station by the Police yesterday and last night, two of whom were arrested for being drunk and disorderly; the others for being drunk.
Mr. M.F. O’Toole will have extensive repairs made to the schooner Triton
during the winter. The Triton has been prosecuting the Labrador voyage for
several years and has been very successful.
| December 11, 1907 || VESSELS LOADED AT BAY OF ISLANDS || When the Prospero left Bay of Islands coming South, all the American schooners taking salt herring were loaded. Herring has been plentiful for several days in the arms, and the purchasers had very little trouble in procuring enough to fill up. The weather however, has been very unfavourable for those taking frozen herring, particularly with the schooners not fitted out with artificial freezing apparatus. To date, the total catch is more than last year’s, and the fishermen have been fairly well remunerated for their work. |
| December 11, 1907 || PROSPERO BACK EVENTFUL TRIP || The S.S. Prospero, Capt. T. Fitzgerald, arrived last night at 9 o’clock after a stormy passage. She left here the 27th Nov. and ran into a dense fog after leaving the narrows. In the afternoon, she arrived at Cape Broyle and remained until 1 a.m. Thursday. Fine weather was experienced to Belleoram where she remained Saturday, because of a thick snow storm. Sunday, a gale of N.E. wind was experienced. Monday the 2nd Dec., an E.S.E. storm, with snow and sleet came on, and the Prospero had to anchor at Burgeo. In the afternoon, the wind changed to the Westward, and she ran for La Poile and reached here at 8 p.m. Monday night, a gale from the West prevailing. Tuesday there was a W.N.W. storm. She left Port aux Basques for Sydney in a strong breeze and arrived at the latter port Wednesday morning. Six hundred tons of bunker was taken on board, and at 8 p.m. Wednesday, the steamer left for Bay of Islands. Bonne Bay was –(missing) Friday morning, and a strong N.E. wind with snow, was met with, coming out the Gulf, and continued until Port aux Basques was arrived at. Saturday night, the steamer was forced to anchor at Ramea, it being hazy and thick until 3 a.m. Sunday, when she continued the voyage. The remainder of the passage the weather was fine during the daytime, but at night it was intensely dark, and great care had to be taken to get the steamer along. She brought about 800 packages of freight and the following passengers; Messrs H.Y. Mott, John Smith, S. Tibbo, George Harris, H Birabent, A.V. Farrel, J Evans, E.J. Domininy , M.B. Vail, J.J. Carter, F.J. Costello, D. Morgan, L Morgan, J Collins, Mesdames Foote, Ryan, O’Toole, Misses Tibbo, Harris, Daley in saloon, and sixty in steerage. |
| December 11, 1907 || CARBONEAR NEWS || The Mystery, Capt. Luther, arrived Friday from Santa Paula, Spain, to Messrs Duff & Sons, Ltd., with a cargo of salt. The run was made in 22 days.
An electric light is about to be placed near the landing on the public wharf. It will be very convenient to seamen desiring to come to shore at night, also to the officers and passengers of the S.S. Ethie, which at this time of the year is often delayed until nightfall.
Work on Mr. William Badcock’s new house is progressing rapidly under the hustling contractors, Saunders and Howell.
His Lordship Bishop March, of Harbor Grace Diocese, celebrated Requiem Mass in St. Patrick Church here on Thursday.
Mr. John H. Penney and his bride, arrived Wednesday night from the city, and will take up their residence under Rock Hill.
Miss Katie Kelly returned to Boston by Thursday’s express, having spent some four or five months here, visiting friends.
At the meeting of the Church of England Assistant Association held Thursday night last, the following officers were re-elected to office for the coming year: President, Thos. Marks; Secretary, W.H. Clarke, Treasurer, Joseph Colbourne, Chaplin M Earle; Tyler, Geo. Bennett.
The Ladies Aid Society of the Methodist Church held a sale on Wednesday and Thursday nights, in the school room. The event opened auspiciously and was attended by an army of patrons, who literally transformed for the time being, the otherwise peaceful location, into an active purchasing centre. A big display of very useful articles in design, and choice in quality, were placed at the disposal of purchasers. The contents of the various stalls represented many months of concentrated work on the part of the ladies and silently proved to patrons having an eye for the beautiful, that their efforts were tastefully as well as faithfully performed. Teas were served all through, for the small fee of twenty five cents. A prominent feature was the fruit and candy stall, centrally situated at one end of the hall, and decorated quite profusely. It was near these quarters that the juniors, who were by the way, legion in number, delighted to hover, while one and the other bartered coins of the realm for luscious sweetmeats, temptingly displayed to view. On Thursday night, a supper of torrid zone temperature proved an important sideline in helping to swell the receipts. At the function a fairly large crowed participated but not enough to exhaust the bountiful supply that had been prepared. We learn that the total amount raised for both nights will go near $300, and will be handed over by the ladies in due time to the New Building Fund.
The funeral of the late Capt. Edgar Penney took place Saturday afternoon, from his late residence, attended by a large concourse of citizens. Rev. T.B. Darby, B.A., assisted by Rev. G.H. Richardson, officiated at the grave side. Capt, Penney's death severs another link in the chain of times past. The lengthy obituary published in the News of the 6th Dec. ably sets forth what manner of a man he was. We therefore do not feel called upon at this time to add or take one word from the eulogy. A vast circle of friends mourned his sudden demise and sympathizes with the bereaved family.
The annual meeting of Carbonear L.O.L., No.13 was held on the 3rd Dec. with an usually large number of the brethren in attendance. Reports submitted by the outgoing officers showed the Lodge to be on a solid footing, both in point of finance and good membership. If we mistake not, this lodge holds the palm for being the largest connected with the Order in the Island. In common with all similar organizations, the ranks have not been exempt from the hand of death. These unforseen happenings seem ever to bring forcibly to the minds of members, the beneficial need of contributing to a mortality fund, which fund we believe is a strong link in the brotherhood. The highest office in the gift of the Lodge has been extended to the popular Druggist Mr. W.H. Butt, for another year, he having been retained in the chair unopposed. The other important officers are; Deputy Master Mr. M Earle, R.H. Richards, Financial Secretary Treasurer Mr. William Noel.
A quiet wedding took place at the Methodist Parsonage on Wednesday night last, the contracting parties being Mr. John Ash, of Harbor Grace and Miss E. Forward, daughter of Mr. Henry Forward, keeper of the lighthouse on Carbonear Island.
The brigantine Beatrice, Capt. Jos. Westcott, arrived to Messrs Rorke & Sons, Sunday from Spain, salt laden.
The Bell Island tug Mary, arrived here Saturday night with passengers. She left again Monday morning.
| December 11, 1907 || PERSONAL || Capt. H. Dawe arrived from Bay Roberts last night. Rev. Dr. Whalen, P.P. North river, is at present in the city. Rev. Fr. O’Flaherty came in from Manuels by last night’s train. Rev. J.V. Donnelly, P.P. Bay de Verde, arrived in the city last night. Mr. S. Tibbo, Grand Bank, arrived by Prospero last night on a business trip. Mr. H.Y. Mott who was on the West Coast on business, returned by the Prospero last night. Mr. A.V. Farrell, St. Lawrence, is at present in the city on business and is a guest at the Crosbie. Mrs. M. Murphy of Argentia, is at present in the city visiting her parents, Capt. and Mrs. Fitzpatrick. Mr. George Harris Grand Bank, is present in the city on a business trip and will remain a few days. Mr. H Biraben of St. Pierre arrived by the Prospero last night, and will enter one of the Colleges to study the English Language. Mr. W. Taff, Travelling Salesman for T. McMurdo & Co., who has been absent from the city for three months, arrived by last night’s train. Mr. Samuel Harris, the enterprising West Coast merchant, is in the city. Mr. Harris' large establishments at Grand Bank, Lamaline, and elsewhere in Fortune Bay, are busy centres; and powerful factors in the commercial prosperity of the West Coast. |
| December 11, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || Typhoid fever is now prevalent in North Sydney and a number of houses are under quarantine.
An arrest for larceny was made last night. The accused will be given a hearing in the Court this morning.
The young man who was said to have attempted suicide Monday night, was placed on the “black list” yesterday.
Alexander Wilson, Messenger at Strong’s, died at his home yesterday after an illness of 48 hours. Heart failure was the cause.
The barqt. Aureola, Capt. Turner, which left Gaspe, Que., Oct. 15th for Santos, has not yet arrived and has evidently met calm weather.
By last nights train, a number of witnesses for the defence in the Winsdor – Dawe sealing case arrived. The matter comes up for hearing tomorrow.
J Watts, one time a Carrier in the Postal Service, was found dead in his bed yesterday morning. Deceased was a native of England, but resided here for a number of years.
Capt. MacDonald, late Chief Officer of the Louisburg, has been appointed to the command of that ship. Capt Reid has resigned, and will in future remain on shore. He leaves the ship on her return to Sydney.
Conductor J Kelley of the R.N. Co., has instructed proceedings against the Anglo Newfoundland Development Company, in the matter of the drowning of his brother in the recent accident there. He claims $5,000 damages. Sir E.P. Morris, K.C., is acting for him.
The entertainment given by the pupils of the Girls Central Training School at the distribution of prizes in the Synod Hall last night, will be reproduced as a matinee in the Synod Hall, Saturday afternoon. The drill exercises are said to be equal to, if not superior to, any yet seen in the city.
At present, the city is infested with hooligans who loiter about the corners, banging up citizens and soliciting money for drink. They make a target of outport people, many of whom, fearing they would be assaulted, give these tramps money. The Police should be instructed to arrest the hooligans as the practice is becoming a perfect nuisance.
The weather up country yesterday, was fine and clear, the temperature averaging about 40 above. Last night’s reports were; Port aux Basques, S.E., light, dull, 38 above. Bay of Islands, calm, dull, 48 above.
Quarry, S.W., light, foggy, 27 above. Bishop’s Falls, W., light, Dull, 30 above. Clarenville, W. Light, fine, 36 above. Whitbourne, calm, fine, 30 above.
The city was fairly quite last night. Four arrests were made by the Police, three of these were for drunkenness and one for being drunk and disorderly. The latter was inclined to give some trouble to the officers but was quickly marched off and landed safely in the Station. All four will appear before the Magistrate in the Police Court this morning, to answer to the charges against them.
The Sweeney case comes up for hearing this morning before the full Court and a petty jury.
Capt. J. Lewis' new schooner was to leave Sydney for Harbor Breton with a cargo of coal, Saturday.
The Rose of Tornidge which arrived at Gibralter Oct. 9th in a disabled condition, with part of her cargo jettisoned, has since been repaired, and sailed a few days ago for Genoa.
The shore train last night, brought a number of passengers, including; Revs. Donnelly and O’Flaherty, Capt. Dawe, Mrs. King, Mrs D. Baird, W. Taff, E Gladney, R. Curran.
The tug D.P. Ingraham with the schooner in tow, leaves port this morning for Catalina. The Reliance has a full cargo of provisions on board. It wil be remembered that this schooner was damaged during one of the storms and came here for repairs. This idea has been abandoned, however, and the work will be done at Catalina.
No new cases of either scarlet or typhoid fever were reported to the Public Health Office yesterday.
Richard Grey, an old affender, was again before the Magistrate yesterday, on a charge of drunk and disorderly, and was sent down for three months.
The schooner Hispanola, Kennedy, arrived at Bay of Islands, Friday last, from North Sydney, with a cargo of coal. Crossing the Gulf, she experienced rough weather, but came through without damage.
By the S.S. Prospero last night, a man named Bolger was brought on from Trepassey in charge of his wife, to enter the Lunatic Asylum for treatment. For more than three months, the man has been suffering, and at times has been violent.
Three liquor dealers charged with selling to a minor have been summoned to appear before the Magistrate today.
Constable Lyons of the Eastern Station, who recently arrived from Ireland to join the Constabulary, has retired from the Force.
The matter of the petition of W. Collymore, praying that he be declared insolvent, will be heard before Justice Johnson in the Supreme Court.
The latest marine inventions are an automatic coaling apparatus, patented by Augustus Bliedung, Germany, and a shoal indicator, patented by William Bangs of Wyoming, U.S.A.
The express last night took ut about 40 passengers. Among there were: A.S. Rendell, C. Tiller, J. Newbane, Mrs. Way, J. Rose, Miss O’Dea, T.C. Cranford, H. Hope, R. Whiteway, S. Casrroll,
T. Harris, W. Walsh.
| December 11, 1907 || DEATHS || CUDDIHY — Last evening, after a short illness, at her residence, 55 New Gower Street, Mary Cuddihy, relict of the late Capt. Condon. Funeral notice later. |
| December 12, 1907 || MRS. RYAN DEAD AT BAY ROBERTS || This morning, we chronicle the death of Mrs. Ryan, mother of Capt. J Ryan, Spaniard’s Bay, which occurred at her residence Tuesday night, after an illness of a few days. Deceased had reached the ripe age of 89 years, and during the summer and fall months, was actively engaged at farm work, assisting in sowing and taking in crops. For a woman who has outlived the allotted span by almost a score of years, she possessed remarkable vitality up to two months previous of death. Her memory was unimpaired and with preciseness she could relate happenings of eighty years ago. She resided in Spaniard’s Bay all her life time and her hospitality and charity was such as made her famed, not only in that settlement but throughout Conception Bay, and in St. John’s as well. Her husband, one of the pioneer fishermen and seal killers of Conception Bay, preceeded her many years ago. Captains James Ryan and John Ryan, Mrs. J. M. Cleary and Mrs. J Cain, sons and daughters, survive. The funeral takes place tomorrow at Spaniard’s Bay. |
| December 12, 1907 || SWEENEY CASE — PRISONER NOT GUILTY || The case of the King vs. Augustus Sweeney for manslaughter, was heard in the Supreme Court yesterday before The Chief Justice. The accused was charged with killing Stephen Andrews, near his home on Spencer Street, on January 1st. 07. Mr. Green, K.C. for the Crown, Mr. Furlong, K.C. for defendant. The following jury were sworn; James Parker, John McNeil; Michael Nolan, Michael Caul, Philip Hudson, William Peddgrew, John F Clarke, John Beer, Patrick James, Henry Cowan, Frank Jackman, Henry Blatch. Mr. Green, K.C. stated the case for the Crown. George W. Turner was sworn and plans and photographs put in. Ellen Earl, Margaret Cooper, Dr, Fraser, Dr. Scully and Elizabeth Andrews were examined. The Court then took recess. After recess Mr. Furlong, K.C., addressed the Jury on behalf of the prisoner. Mr. Green, K.C., followed for the Crown. Both gentlemen made brilliant addresses and each presented his side of the case in clear and forcible language to the Jury, many able and learned arguments being put forward by each of the learned Counsels in support of the side he represented. The Judge then charged the Jury and they returned at 4 p.m. At 5.20 the Jury returned to the Court with the verdict of “Not Guilty”. |
| December 12, 1907 || HEARTLESS WOMAN LEAVES HER FAMILY || By Thursday nights express, a woman who was deserted by her husband two years ago, left the city, leaving behind her three children, the eldest being five years old, in the care of her mother, with whom she lived. The woman who is left to look after the children is more than 70 years old, and although she has a little means, feels her position keenly. It is believed that the absconding woman has heard news from the missing husband, who was opposed to his mother in law, and that she had gone to meet him. One of the city Clergymen has been asked to take the matter in hand and communicate with the foreign authorities, and have the woman sent back. |
| December 12, 1907 || ARRESTED FOR LARCENY || Last evening, Detective Byrne arrested a labourer named Carew, who is charged with stealing a Mackintosh valued at $9, from Mr. E. Boulas, Water St. West. The coat was hanging outside Boulas door Tuesday afternoon, and it is alleged that Carew took a fondness to it, and without the owner’s permission, took possession of it. The mater was reported to the Police yesterday morning, and Mr. Byrne was given the case to look after. Yesterday afternoon, he met the accused wandering about Water Street and took him to the Station. He will be arraigned before the Magistrate this morning. |
| December 12, 1907 || DIDN’T MEAN TO SUICIDE || The story that a young man of the city attempted to suicide a few nights ago, is not a real fact according to reports. He threatened to do so, the Police say, but became cowardly when he saw a razor. At first he frightened his people by getting a pair of suspenders attached in the vicinity of the thorax, but this plan not working satisfactorily, he asked for a razor to finish up. His brother it is said, supplied the instrument and cooly remarked, ”Hurry up, old chap, don’t blunt it.” The would be suicide had a look at the razor and instead of using it for the purpose intended, threw it in a coal box. The suicide attempt was evidently a bluff. |
| December 12, 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || Mr. R.A. Squires, Solicitor of St. John’s, arrived by Saturday night’s train and returned to the city Monday evening.
The soup supper held at Coughlan Hall on Monday night, was not extra well attended, the proceeds there from, amounting to about $22.
Head Constable Freeman who had been in Hospital at St. John’s, returned home by Saturday night’s train greatly improved in health.
Since the sitting of the Supreme Court here this fall, the lower Court has been rather busy. One day recently, 90 summonses for civil cases were issued.
Messrs Munn & Co.’s schooner Estella, Simon Wells, Master, arrived this evening from Port de Grave, where she landed coal, recently brought from Sydney.
Mr. Joseph Sparkes, Carpenter, is now confined to his home suffering from a heavy cold, his illness is not considered serious and his friends hope to see about again shortly.
Miss Mary G. Brown who studied at the High School here under Miss Noel, and who did well in the C.H.E. Examinations this year, went to Upper Island Cove on Monday as Assistant Teacher at the C of E School, of which Mr. Issac Strowbridge is Principal.
The reports of the local correspondents to the Telegram and Herald will respect to the case recently before the Court, in which a goose was played for with darts, were incorrect. The Judge, after hearing the circumstances of the case, did not consider there had been a breach of the Lottery Act, and so dismissed the case.
Constable Dooly had two boys before the Court today, charged with disorderly conduct in the public cove where the Salvation Army was holding an open air meeting on Sunday night. The boys admitted the charge and the Judge being inclined to leniency, reprimanded the lads and dismissed the case. An old woman had two middle aged men up for assaulting her. The men denied the accusation, and the woman being unable to prove the assault, the case was dismissed.
Monday was a busy day in the Court House. A cabman summoned by the Police for driving at night without lights was admonished and let off. Dr. Strapp, at the instance of District Inspector Bailey, was up for selling liquor to the party recently convicted of a breach of the Temperance Act. The Doctor swore that he gave a prescription for liquor to him for sickness. The Judge commented strongly upon the carelessness prevalent of late, in giving prescriptions for liquor for medical purposes, and thought Doctors should see patients before prescribing liquor. He was of opinion that perjury had been committed by some one in the case before him, and said he would instruct the Police to work up a case. He dismissed the case against Dr. Strapp. Dr. Mahoney had a man from Cupids up for refusing to pay for professional service rendered to his family. Judgement was given for plaintiff for $2.00 and costs. Mr. Kearney for plaintiff. A shareman at the Labrador fishery, sued his Master for an amount alleged to be due him. Upon the ernest appeal of Mr. Kearney, council for the plaintiff, a postponement of the case till Wednesday was allowed, in order that the defendant may furnish the Court with a detailed account of plaintiff’s indebtedness to his Master, so that justice maybe done to both parties.
Jesse Gosse, Chairman of the Spaniard’s Bay Road Board, had Thomas Gosse before the Court here on Monday, for obstructing the construction by the Board of a drain, leading to Thomas Gosse's land. The plaintiff's case was heard several weeks ago and a postponement given at the request of the defendant, to enable him to get witnesses. The further hearing of the case was set down for the 6th Dec. but His Honor Judge Seymour was called to St. John’s in connection with the Sharpe trial, and the case was postponed till Monday.
In the meantime, the defendant went to St. John’s to engage the service of Lawyer Squires who arrived here Saturday night. Mr. Squires drove to Spaniard’s Bay to see the road in dispute, with the result that when the case was called at 11.30 a.m. Monday, the large Supreme Court room was packed, chiefly with Spaniard’s Bay men, who were ready to swear that “Uncle Jonathan Gosse” Lane was the private lane of the family, and that they had never known any Government money to be spent upon it. One respected witness of 75 years stated, that for 15 years he had been a member of the Road Board, and during that long time the lane had always been looked upon as private property. The son of another gentleman, who had been Chairman of the Road Board for a period of 15 or 20 years, was called to show that the road in question was not built by Government monies, but was made by old Jonathon Gosse on his own land. It was also proved that the drain which Mr. Jesse Gosse wished to have dug along the this road was of no public use whatever, and was merely to connect with a drain already dug by the Road Board across the meadow land of John Gosse, brother of the Chairman, for the purpose of draining Josiah’s land.
In giving judgement, His Honor said there could be no doubt that the lane was part of the property of the Late Jonathan Gosse, and the private lane of the present owner Silas Gosse. The case against Thomas Gosse was accordingly dismissed. Mr. Squires showed great energy in preparing the case for the defence, and when all was arranged for the hearing, his skilful engineering of the case, manifested itself in the Court.
CORRESPONDENT, Harbor Grace, Dec. 10th, ‘07
| December 12, 1907 || SUPREME COURT || (In Chambers — Before Justice Johnson) In the matter of the petition of Walter Collymore, restaurant keeper, the petitioner was examined and declared insolvent. Mr. Pitman for petitioner; Mr. Wood and Mr. Howley for various creditors.
Before Justice Emerson: The firm of J.K. Percey & Co. owing to the heavy cost in the recent trial of J.K. Percey & Co., vs. Exploits Wood Co., having assigned to Mr. J.R. Branscombe, of Harvey & Co. as trustee for benefit of creditors, Sir J.S. Winter, K.C., made application to have the sum of $250 which was paid into Court by the defendant in that trial, paid out to him to offset the cost. Sir E.P. Morris, K.C. was heard contra, and contended that is should be held for distribution among the creditors. The Court ordered that it be paid out to Sir. J.S. Winter, J.J. McGrath, B.L., appeared for Mr. Branscombe
| December 12, 1907 || NAUTICAL || S.S. Pollux leaves Sydney today for St. John’s. Tug Ingraham will be back from Catalina today. S.S. Ulunda is expected to arrive from Liverpool today. S.S. Carthaginian left Liverpool Tuesday for this port. S.S. Regulus leaves Sydney today coal laden for this port. S.S. Siberian is due to arrive from Philadelphia today. S.S. Bonavista will finish discharging at Harvey & Co.’s today. She will sail tomorrow. Schooner S.A. Parkurst is loading general cargo at Ayre & Sons wharf for K Oakley, Greenspond. Schooner R.B. Fowlow, R. Fowlow, is taking cargo at Baine Johnston & Co.’s wharf for parties in Trinity. Schooner Swan, Tucker, is loading freight at Marshall Brothers’ wharf for points on the North Shore, C.B. S.S. Almeriana was ready to leave Halifax yesterday for this port. She should arrive here by Saturday morning. S.S. Florence is 11 days out from Liverpool today. If fine weather was met she should arrive in port during the next twenty-four hours. Barqt. Ada Pearl, Slade, finished loading yesterday at Baine Johnston & Co.’s. She will sail today for Brazil with a cargo of 4,227 drums of codfish. Baird Gordon & Co.’s steamer Crustecan arrived back from Petty Harbor just after dark last night, with fish from the firm’s dealers in that place.
Schooner Albert Moulton, Ash, arrived in port two days ago from Carbonear, with a cargo of 1,800 quintals of codfish, shipped by Udell
& Sons, Carbonear. She will begin discharging the first fine day. |
| December 12, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || The Glencoe will come on here from Sydney to go on dock to be overhauled.
The Adventure is due this morning from Sydney with a load of coal.
The case against the three city publicans for selling to a minor, will be heard at the Magistrate's Court this morning.
The S.S .Rosalind was out in the bay last night, but was unable to enter port owing to the thick fog. She should arrive this morning.
Bishop Feild College special takes place in the British Hall the 19th Dec. His Excellency the Governor will attend and distribute prizes.
All the vessels that left here in October for Brazil have made long passages. The quickest run was 44 days made by the barqt Sunbeam. Calms are accountable for the lengthy passage.
Owing to the weather conditions, the furriers have done poorly this season. There has also been depression in the foreign market and the prices are much less than those given last year.
Train hands who arrived by Monday’s express, report having seen a large herd of caribou near Howley when coming East. This is unusual at this season as the deer are generally further South in December.
Last night, a pane of glass was broken in Fitzgerald's store, Military Road, valued at seven dollars. The party who broke it was afterwards arrested by the Police. He will appear before the Court this morning.
There are still several thousands of quintals of fish afloat in the harbor, some of which has been here for several weeks. A few days of fine weather is badly needed to allow the fishermen a chance to unload.
The market for Scotch cured herring is not very brisk at present, it being lower that for several years. In consequence, Capt. Daggett, has been obliged to hold 1,000 barrels, which if sold at prices offered, would mean a loss to him.
A number of men for Bell Island arrived in town yesterday, on the way to their homes to spend the Christmas season. During the next ten days, several hundreds will be leaving work until after the New Year, and business will likely be slow there until these workmen return.
A 64 year old labourer of Duckworth Street was before the Magistrate yesterday, charged with stealing a piece of beef from a Butcher’s stall. The case was proven before Court on a previous occasion and charged with theft, he went down for two months with hard labour.
A workman named Connell, met with a serious accident at Bell Island, Tuesday night. He was going down one of the slopes of the Dom. Iron and Steel Co.’s mine, and fell from the main road to the bottom of the slope, cutting his head so badly that he had to be conveyed to the Doctor’s surgery and have several stitches put in the wound.
St. Michael’s Bazaar in the Church basement, was opened yesterday afternoon by His Lordship Bishop Jones. There was a large attendance during the afternoon and night, and considerable of the fancy goods in the stalls was disposed off. The proceeds were up to expectations, and the ladies in charge are to be congratulated on the brilliant success.
Business was fairly brisk along Water Street yesterday and last night, and between now and Christmas shopkeepers anticipate a big trade.
A woman named Gregory of Hay Stack P.B., arrived by last night’s train to go in Hospital for treatment. She is suffering from a growth on the neck.
One of the employees of the Angel Engineering Co. had his thumb badly crush in the machinery at the company’s workshop yesterday. The injured member was dressed at O’Mara’s Pharmacy.
Five prisoners were held under arrest at the Police Station last night, two for being drunk, one drunk and disorderly, and one for glass breaking. They will be dealt with by the Magistrate in the Police Court at 10.30 this morning.
No new cases of scarlet or typhoid fever were reported at the Public Health Office yesterday. Very few cases have been reported lately. It is to be hoped that in a short time, these diseases will be stamped out. There is a noticeable improvement all round in health matters of late.
The George’s Street Mission Band holds a tea and sale of work this afternoon and night in the Buchanan Street school room, when teas will be served from 5 to 8 p.m and the proceeds will be devoted to a worthy object. No doubt the sale will be well patronized.
Moores' coaster, Sea Belle, and Woodroe’s coaster, Annie, both of Northern Bay, are here to lie up for the winter. None of the harbors on the North Shore are safe in winter, and most of the schooners owned, from Freshwater to Old Perlican, lie up at Carbonear, Harbor Grace and Trinity. The crew of the Annie will go home by train today.
Along the line yesterday and last night it was fairly fine, the temperature averaging over 40 above. Last night reports are: Port aux Basques, calm, dull, 37 above. Bay of Islands, Calm, raining, 56 above. Quarry, S.W., light, foggy, 37 above. Bishop’s Falls, S.W., light, dull, 45 above. Clarenville, calm, dull, 40 above.
Whitbourne, calm, cloudy, 30 above.
Some teamsters have a very dangerous practice of driving their horses at a quick walk up the archways leading from the wharves to Water Street, regardless of persons passing along the sidewalk. Yesterday, two young men walking past one of these places at a lively gait, ran against a horse’s head, and just saved themselves from going under the animal’s hoofs. It is impossible, when approaching these openings, to see if a horse is coming up, and drivers of teams should be a little more cautious or a serious accident may follow.
About Alexander and Patrick Street, a number of boys congregate nightly, and carry on all kinds of disorderly conduct, while the language used is most obscene. The Police have already interfered in the matter and a short while since, several of them were before Court. The parents should take the matter in hand and try and keep the youngsters home at night.
The Winsor – Dawe sealing case will be heard in the Supreme Court this morning.
The report that Mr. Watts, a former Letter Carrier, had died suddenly, is untrue. We are glad to say that Mr. Watts is enjoying the best of health.
The Firemen of the East, West and Central stations, had to change their
apparatus from runners to wheels yesterday morning. This is two changes in one
| December 12, 1907 || THANKS || The Rev. Mother of the Belvedere Orphanage, acknowledges with sincere thanks the sum of ten dollars ($10.00) from His excellency the Governor — an acceptable contribution to the Orphan’s Christmas Tree.
Mrs. Az. Drew, begs to acknowledge, with thanks, donations in money and goods from Messrs. Ayre & Sons, Henry Blair, Geo. Knowling, J.A. Cliff, Eli, and Mrs. Dawe, Mrs. C. Dawe, Mrs. Doyle, Mrs. Benson, Mrs. Kavanagh and Misses Dickson, Hiscock, and Whelan, of St. John’s; Judge Seymour, Mr. Chafe and Miss Noel of Harbor Grace; Mrs. Jerret and Misses Bartlett and Rabbitts, of Brigus; Mrs. W. Noel, of Carbonear; Mrs. McLeod of Sydney; Messrs Garneau
and Taylor of Halifax; also the many kind friends of Bay Roberts, for her table
at the women’s Association Sale of Work. They will be pleased to know that the
sale was a success and the total amount realized was about $500. |
| December 13, 1907 || ROSALIND ARRIVES AFTER STORMY TRIP || The S.S. Rosalind, Captain Clarke, arrived in port at 10 last night, 9 days from New York and Halifax. New York was left at 3 p.m. Wednesday 4th Dec. Shortly after leaving port weather was met, a fierce gale of W.S.W. wind, with heavy sea, continuing until just before Halifax was reached. The ship arrived at Halifax at 4 p.m. Saturday and left again at 10 Monday morning. Monday and Tuesday the weather was almost summer like, with a smooth sea and light air of wind from the South West, and good progress was made. Tuesday night, a bank of dense fog was entered and it was foggy all day Wednesday. Wednesday night she was near the coast, but as there was no let up in the fog, she was kept well off the land for the night. Yesterday she was worked in slowly towards the land through thick fog, and the sound of Cape Spear whistle was picked up during the afternoon as she crept gradually towards the port. The Fort Amherst gun, which was fired during the night, greatly aided the ship in making the Narrows. The Rosalind brought a full freight the equivalent of 16,500 barrels, 120 puncheons of molasses on deck, 7 bags of mail matter and the following passengers in saloon: R Tapper, J.F. Fitzpatrick, Capt. Burke, Mrs. R Tapper, Mrs. (Capt) Harvey, Master Harvey, from New York; Mr. H. Pike, Miss E.B. Ayre, from Halifax. In steerage, 26 from New York and 8 from Halifax. |
| December 13, 1907 || MEN SCARCE AT BELL ISLAND || Workmen are now scarce at Bell Island, and likely will be, until after the end of the year, as the men are leaving for their homes to spend Christmas. Tuesday last, Mr. Foote, the N.S.S. Company’s Agent, brought along 40 men from Conception Bay, and yesterday, left for Bay de Verde to secure the service of 50 others. During the winter the Nova Scotia Company will employ about 500 men and the Dom. Company about a like number. The former company has stopped running to the pockets until next spring. The Dominion Company has finished shipping for the season, but a steamer with 2,000 tons of coal is now due there, and after discharging, will be loaded with ore for Sydney, by the N.S.S. Co. This will finish steam traffic to the Island for the year. |
| December 13, 1907 || DIED SUDDENLY AT CARBONEAR || A man named Milley, of Western Bay, about 60 years old, died while on the way to his home. He left St. John’s by Monday afternoon’s train, in apparent good health, and stayed over Monday night at Carbonear, waiting for the Ethie. Thursday forenoon, while going up Water Street, Carbonear, he was taken suddenly ill but without assistance, walked to a nearby house, and asked for a drink. After a few minutes however, he collapsed, falling to the floor. Dr. Boyle was called to attend him, but was too late to give assistance. Heart failure was the cause of death. Deceased was a well respected citizen of Western Bay. He leaves a large family. |
| December 13, 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || Bowrings: Portia is North of Baie Verte. Prospero sailed this morning with a full cargo of freight and the following passengers: Mrs. Power, Mrs. Carter, Mrs. Jackman, Mrs. E. Gardner, Mrs. O’Toole, Miss O’Toole, Mrs. Daly, Miss Winsor, V. Burke, F. Costello, G. Kearney, Master Cashin, E. Cashin, R.H. Holden, Master Frebairn, G. Kehoe, Master T. Whelan, P.J. Power, J. Edstrom, J. Rose, G.R. Tupper, J. Coady in saloon, and 106 in steerage.
Reid Newfoundland Company: Home is North of Bonne Bay. Virginia Lake left Port aux Basques at 7 a.m. yesterday, coming East. Argyle left Placentia yesterday on the Western route. Clyde is due at Lewisporte today. Dundee leaves Port Blandford this morning. Ethie
leaves Clarenville this morning.
| December 13, 1907 || HEAVY CLAIMS AGAINST COMPANY || In connection with the accident at Grand Falls, relatives of those who lost their lives are now seeking damages, and two claims, amounting to $26,000, have been made by the Moore and Kelly families. In the latter cases, the lawyer engaged is Mr. Foote. The News was informed yesterday that in the Kelly case, where an action of $5,000 has been taken, the Company offered to settle up for $450, but this amount was refused. It is also said that in two other cases, like amounts were offered and accepted. The lives of the men it is understood, were insured by the employers in one of the Canadian accident insurance companies, it is said the Company has refused to pay the amount of the insurance. |
| December 13, 1907 || SUPREME COURT || (Before Chief Justice Horwood) John Davis, trustee of the estate of the late Andrew Parsons, Merchant of Harbor Grace, applied to have the estate declared insolvent, alleging that it is unable to pay one hundred cents to the dollar. He was ordered to wind up the estate.
(Before Justice Emerson) Winter vs. Dawe. — This, perhaps the most important sealing case in recent years, was begun yesterday morning. The following were chosen as Jurymen: — G.R. Williams, Alfred Canning, John Taylor, James Lawrence, William Campbell, Norman Alderdice, Thomas Bates, Selby Pynn and John Rooney. The last named was in Court when the panel was exhausted, and the door being closed, he was called and sworn to complete the Jury.
Sir E.P. Morris, K.C., for plaintiff; Sir J.S. Winter, K.C., for defendant. Sir E.P. Morris, K.C., stated case for the plaintiff. Capt. Wm. Winsor, Master of the S.S. Bloodhound at the seal fishery last spring, sues Capt. Henry Dawe of the Adventure, for the value of 4,000 seals, $8,000, which he alleges were wrongfully taken by the crew of the Adventure on Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday, March – 29th, 30th and 31st. The two ships in question and several others of the fleet, were then in the icefloes off the centre of Bonavista Bay, and the seals of the Bloodhound lost, were those which had been killed on Tuesday and Wednesday, the Neptune then being the only ship in company with the Bloodhound. After killing them the Bloodhound steamed North ten miles, leaving her pans behind, and did not return to them till Sunday morning, picking up meanwhile, seals she had killed on Thursday and Friday. Saturday evening, she steamed West for 2,000 killed on Thursday, but found them all gone except five pans. She remained there till Sunday at daylight and then steamed East eight miles, to pick up 120 pans she had made Tuesday and Wednesday.
When she arrived there, she found the Adventure along her pans, and out of 120 flags which had been there Wednesday, March 27th, on Monday, April 1st, there were only 22 left. When Capt. Winsor arrived there it was foggy, and when the fog lifted, there was no other ship but the Adventure in sight. Capt. Winsor has twenty witnesses for his side, and Capt Dawe is said to have fourteen for the defence. The case will therefore occupy several days in hearing. Wm. Winsor and Frederick Mullett, Masters of watch in the Bloodhound, were examined during the morning session.
At the opening of the afternoon session, Fredk. Mullett was re-called by Winter, K.C., re-examined by Morris, K.C. Jesse Bishop, sworn, examined by Winter, K.C. William E. Winsor, sworn, examined by Morris, K.C., cross-examined by Winter, K.C. Samuel Tiller, sworn, examined by Morris, K.C., crosse-examined by Winter, K.C. Re-examined by Morris, K.C..
Re-cross-examined by Winter, K C. Court adjourned till today at 10 a.m.
| December 13, 1907 || HEALTH NOTES || A house on Rennie’s Mill Road, under scarlet fever quarantine, was disinfected yesterday. The quarantine will be raised today. A house on Bond Street was disinfected for scarlet fever yesterday. It will be released from quarantine today. A case of typhoid fever was reported from Portugal Cove Road yesterday. The patient will likely be removed to the Hospital today. |
| December 13, 1907 || PERSONAL || Rev. Fr. Lynch, P.P. Northern Bay, is at present in the city. Ex-constable Lyons left by yesterday’s express for Toronto. Mr. W.H. Kennedy, of Harbor Grace, is in town for a few days. Mr. V. Burke left by the Prospero last evening for the Westward. Mr. M. Kennedy, of Avondale is at present in the city on business.
Mr. J. Foote, Employment Agent for the N.S.S. Co., Bell Island, left for Bay de Verde, last evening. Mr. B.J. St. John. who has been in the city the last few days on business, left for Conception Harbor yesterday.
Mr. G. Kearney left by the Prospero for Trepassey, on business in connection with the Singer Sewing Machine Co. Mr. J.F. Fitzpatrick of New York, who arrived by the Rosalind, is Travelling Agent for the well known Spanish firm of Mundet & Co., cork dealers. Miss Emma B Ayre, daughter of the Hon. J. Ayre, arrived home last night by the S.S. Rosalind, from Halifax, where she had been visiting friends. Miss Ayre has been away nearly twelve months and during that time visited the principal Canadian cities, having been West as far as New Westminister,
B.C. and Victoria, Vancouver Island. |
| December 13, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || The S.S. Ulunda is due from Liverpool tomorrow.
The express arrived at 12.45 this morning having made a fairly good run across country.
One of the drunks arrested last night is a “black list” man. He will be tried in the Police Court this morning.
Four prisoners occupied cells in the Station last night, one was arrested under warrant and the three others were brought in for being drunk on the street.
The Police on night duty in the East End early this morning, discovered a hole at the foot of King’s Road, which had caved in after midnight. They reported the matter to the Council’s men, who promised to have repairs made after daylight.
A pane of glass valued at two dollars and fifty cents, was broken in the window of Dunne Bros.‘ store, Duckworth Street, between midnight and the opening hour yesterday morning. It was evidently broken by some mischievous youth.
Last night, a resident of Victoria Street reported to the Police he had captured two boys in his house pilfering from a cupboard. The lads, who are Crossing Sweepers not older than eight or nine years, were brought to the Station and questioned. They said they were looking for something to eat when caught. Taking pity on their tender years, the Inspector let them go until this morning, when they will appear before the Court.
Messrs Peckford and Low secured 12 dozen herring in their nets, when they were out on the local grounds yesterday and also a salmon weighting 10 pounds.
Penitentiary officials say that Brady has not attempted to escape recently. Some months ago however, he did make an attempt, but was seen by Capt. Wollard and another prisoner, who reported the matter to the prison authorities.
The steamer Nereous, which was stranded in Portugal Cove, but eventually floated and purchased by Mr. W. Clouston, has come off the slip at Harbor Grace and is at present at Brigus, having final repairs made. The work will finish this week and the steamer will resume running between Portugal Cove and Bell Island commencing Monday next.
A Southern Shore schooner lying at one of the mercantile wharves, yesterday was the object of close scrutiny by a Customs Official who firmly believed that two barrels on her deck were filled with St. Pierre run and gin. The crew of the vessel contends that the barrels contained nothing stronger than cod oil and molasses. It is said a seizure will be made today.
The weather up country was fine and mild yesterday, the temperature averaging about 50 above. Last night’s reports were; Port aux Basques, calm, foggy, 48 above. Bay of Islands, W. light, raining, 50 above.
Quarry, calm, foggy, 45 above. Bishop’s Falls, W., light, raining, 42 above. Clarenville, calm, raining, 50 above. Whitbourne, calm, raining, 48 above.
Last night just after dark, a woman was seen to lift some articles from the door of Mr. T. Kelly’s store, Theatre Hill, and conceal them under her cloak. The servant who observed the woman’s action from an up stairs window, informed the proprietor, who was in a room at the rear of the shop. On investigating, Kelly found that five heads of cabbage were missing. The woman had by this time, got away too far to be pursued.
The S.S. Siberian arrived at 3.30 a.m. after a passage of three and a half days from Philadelphia. She left the latter port Saturday afternoon, and met with fine weather, light Southwestly winds and smooth seas, until Sable Island was passed, then a region of thick fog was entered, which enveloped the ship until she reached port. She was off Cape Spear at nine last night, but as the fog was so dense, the Captain had to exercise the utmost care, and steam dead slow until the Pilot Boat was hailed, about a mile off the narrows. She has 350 tons of freight for here. One saloon passenger, Miss Edith Templeton, and six steerage passengers came by her. She will leave for Liverpool about midnight.
The fishermen of Burin, Grand Bank, and Fortune, are now overhauling their banking schooners and putting them in readiness for next season’s voyage. Several of them will begin operations in February next, as last season, the Hollett brothers commenced about that time, and did well in the Gulf on the winter trips.
Is it not about time that McCallum’s Lane was restored to a semblance of order. An old boarding at the top of the steps has been an eyesore and annoyance for many months. At present, it has no semblance of utility and thing of beauty. The contractors would consult the interest of the public, and incidently their own, if they would remove it before the frost and snow makes climbing the steps even more unpleasant that it is today.
Rivers of water are flowing merrily down Freshwater Road, to the annoyance of pedestrians and the ruin of the roads. The cause is said to be burst pipes, and the damage done will mean a lively bill for taxpayers in the sweet by and bye.
There died at Brooklyn New York, Nov. 20th, Mrs. Sellers, nee Catherine Aspell, formerly of St. John’s, who left here over 50 years ago, and has resided at New York until a year ago, when she removed to Brooklyn. Deceased was first cousin to William Aspell.
Residents of Cummins Street between Colonial Street and King’s Road, complain of the many annoyances they are subjected to because of no light in the street. The place is alway in total darkness, and boys make it a rendezvous to carry on mischief of various kinds. The residents have already petitioned the Council for a light and would be glad to have their petition heeded to.
Six naval reservists were paid off yesterday and left for their homes by the afternoon’ express.
The crew of the schooner Water Lilly, T. Bruce, Argentia, shared $150 for the summer’s work, fishing on Cape St. Mary’s Banks.
The Rosalind has one of the largest cargoes she ever brought to this port. In all, she has nearly 17,000 barrels, mostly food stuff.
William Carew, who stole a mackintosh from E Boulas’ store and a coat from
Hudson’s, as reported in the News, was before the Magistrate yesterday and
convicted of both charges. He was given six months for each offence.
| December 13, 1907 || MARRIAGE || ROWE — HYNES: On Thursday night, at George St. Church by the Rev. C Hackett, Alfred Rowe to Jessie Hynes, both of St. John’s. |
| December 14, 1907 || SENTENCED TO THIRTY DAYS || The young man engaged as Foreman at the Avalon Steam Cooperage, charged with stealing hoops and other stock, the property of the factory, was before the Magistrate yesterday afternoon. The evidence showed that he had sent a carload of material to another Cooperage without the Company’s permission. Judge Conroy sentenced him to 30 days without option of a fine. |
| December 14, 1907 || CUSTOMS’ CASE, MAGISTRATE COURT || Thomas Carew of the Cape Broyle schooner Star, now at Job’s wharf, was before Judge Conroy in the Central District Court yesterday evening, at the instance of Hon. E.M. Jackman, Minister of Finance and Customs, charged with breach of sections 96, 97 and 98 of the Customs Act. Mr. P.J. Summers appeared for plaintiff; W.R. Howley for defendant. Case was postponed until Saturday, 21st Dec. as the Collector of Customs at Ferryland who is an important witness, has to be called. E.M. Jackman vs. Walter Clouston, Breach of sections 211, 212, 213 and 214 of the customs Act, will be heard today. Mr. M P. Gibbs for defendant. |
| December 14, 1907 || GLENCOE ARRIVES || The SS. Glencoe, Drake, arrived yesterday from Sydney with a cargo of coal to the Reid Newfoundland Co., the passage down occupied 38 hours, during which much fog was met with. When the Glencoe was entering Sydney, as already reported in the News, she grounded, but refloated at high tide, without damage. After discharging her coal cargo, she goes on dock for her annual over hauling and painting up. |
| December 14, 1907 || SAILS TODAY || The S.S. Siberian, Eastaway, sails at 10 a.m. today for Liverpool, taking 400 tons of cargo, the greater part of which is oil, and the following passengers: Mr. James Gordon, Mr. J.W. Withers, Mr. W.T. Balfour, Mr. Glenning, Mrs. J.W. Withers, Mrs. R.G. Rendell, Mrs. Melville, Misses Gordon (2) , Miss Withers, Miss Motty, Miss M. Swain and 16 in steerage. |
| December 14, 1907 || A BIG CARGO ROUGH TRIP || The S.S. Fritzo arrived at Lewisporte yesterday morning, with 6,000 tons of coal for the Reid Newfoundland Co. She left Sydney at 4 p.m. Monday and experienced terrific weather on the passage. Being deeply laden, her decks were continuously washed, and the officers and crew had a rather difficult time bringing the ship through. Besides heavy winds and seas, dense fog was met with, and but little progress could be made, part of the Fritzo’s cargo will be discharged at Lewisporte and the remainder at Clarenville. |
| December 14, 1907 || HARBOUR GRACE NEWS || Messrs Munn & Co.’s steamer Louise, Capt. E. Burke, arrived at Halifax on Wednesday; all well.
Mr. Mark Pasher and Mrs. Mary Pasher were married at the Methodist Parsonage tonight by the Rev. Dr. Cowperthwaite.
Messrs R. Rutherford & Co., had three car loads of logs from Blaketown, and one load of oats from St. John’s, come in by Tuesday afternoon’s train.
Messrs. Willis Davis and Eugene Parsons and their wives, went to St. John’s by Wednesday morning’s train and are expected to return tonight.
Messrs Donald Morison and Joseph Ross arrived from St. John’s by Tuesday night’s train. Mrs. W. Bailey who had been on a visit to her parents at Whitebourne, also returned home by tonight’s train.
Mr. Samuel Thompson, C. of E. School Inspector, is expected here to examine the schools of that denomination tomorrow.
Mrs. Theresa Lynch, relict of the late Thomas Lynch, Pipe Track Rd., died last night after a short illness, aged 65 years. Funeral tomorrow.
Mr. Nathaniel Forward and Mrs. Mary Ann Forward, of Carbonear were united in marriage last night at St. Paul’s Church by the Rev. Thomas Godden.
Rev. Canon Noel went to Bay Roberts to address a missionary meeting Tuesday night. He spoke at a meeting at Coley’s Point Wednesday night, and again at another at Shearstown tonight.
Re. Cannon Noel will join the S.S. Ethie at Carbonear next Saturday, for Bay de Verde where he will induct Rev. J.O. Britnell as incumbent of the mission. Rev. G.H. Bolt of St. John’s will take the service at St. Paul’s Church next Sunday.
The remains of Mrs. Elizabeth Pike, relict of the late Jabez Pike of Carbonear, were interred at the Methodist cemetery, Carbonear, this afternoon. Mrs. Pike recently died at St. John’s, and leaves three sons and one daughter, two sisters, one of whom is Mrs. C.D. Garland, of this town, and five brothers to mourn their sad loss.
Some uptown residents above Noard Street were awakened at 2 o’clock this morning by the outcry of a woman shouting, “murder.” Several came half clad to the street to investigate the cause of the alarm. All they could discover was that the woman has seen a man at her door trying to enter the house, where there was nobody but herself. Upon hearing the scream of the woman the visitor hurried off.
A resident of Water Street complains of there being no sewer East of Cochrane Street to Karry Lane. That a sewer at the locality indicated is badly needed, may be demonstrated from the fact that the drain on Water Street is made to carry off waste water from the residences along the street. Whose business is it to look after the sewerage of the town? Is it the Water Co., Road Board, or anybody else?
Mr. Morgan Morrissey, an old and respected citizen, passed to the Great Beyond on Tuesday evening, at the age of 78 years. Although ailing for some time past, Mr. Morrisey’s end was not expected so soon. For many years he had been an employee of the Harbor Grace Water Co., and no more faithful servant than this hard working man could be found anywhere. He leaves a widow, one son, Mr. Charles Morrisey, School Teacher at Carbonear, and one daughter, Mrs. (Capt.) James Moore, to mourn the loss of an affectionate husband and father. The funeral took place today, the burial being at the R.C. Cemetery.
The hearing of the case against a man for stealing liquor from a house where he once boarded, was resumed at the Court on Wednesday. The evidence showed that through the energy and ability of Constable Dooley, assisted by Constable Power, the party who removed the liquor from the house of a convicted shebeener, was discovered and locked up last week. On Monday, the case was partly heard, but Mr. Kearney, counsel of the defendant, asked for a postponement, and the final hearing came up on Wednesday.
It appears the prisoner went to his former lodging house, where his trunk, containing some clothes still remained, and asked the proprietor’s wife for a drink of liquor. This she refused and he left the house. Wishing to get a pair of socks from his trunk, he reentered at the back door, went to his trunk which was locked, and carried it into the yard. He opened the trunk with a large nail, took out the socks, several flasks of whiskey and a large jar, containing some rum. He took the liquor to several houses and treated a number of his friends. He admitted all this in Court, as he had previously told the story to the Police after the usual caution had been given him.
Mr. Kearney did all in his power to induce the Court to be merciful, explaining the unfortunate circumstances of his client’s life, and urged His Honour to deal leniently with the helpless man. After reviewing the circumstances of the case as they lay before him, the Judge considered he had a duty to perform to the public, and while he felt for the helpless prisoner, he should, in justice, sentence him to one month’s imprisonment with hard labour.
The same day, the postponed case, in which a share-man sued his Master for an amount said to be due him, again came up. Further evidence being required, the case was postponed sine die. Mr. Kearney for the plaintiff.
CORRESPONDENT, Hr. Grace, Dec. 12th.
| December 14, 1907 || RESCUED FROM DROWNING || On the night of the 3rd December, John Benoit of Bay St. George, narrowly escaped death by drowning. He fell over Bagg Bros’ wharf into the water, where he was struggling for some time, when Rev. Henry Petley, passed on the way to the S.S. Active, then lying at the head of the wharf. He heard a gurgling sound as if someone was getting one of the gasoline launches under way. He retraced his footsteps a short distance when he discerned through the darkness of the night, a man’s head above the water. He hastily got into a boat and caught Benoit by the hair of the head just as he was going down, and held him by the side of the boat a short while to allow some of the water to run out of him. After a hard effort, Mr. Petley succeeded in getting Benot out of the water, and laid him in the boat, where he remained unconscious for several minutes. But for the timely action of Mr. Petley, Benoit would surely have been drowned, as he was heavily dressed and wore long rubbers boots, and no other person passed that way until some time after the unfortunate man had been rescued. — Western Star. |
| December 14, 1907 || SUPREME COURT YESTERDAY || (Before Chief Justice Horwood):
Edward F. Harvey vs. George Barbour. — This is an application for leave to appeal from the judgement of Johnston J. entered therein. Mr. W.R. Howley for plaintiff, Mr. Morison, K.C., for defendent. On motion of W.R. Howley and by consent of Morsion, K.C., it was ordered that the application be set for January.
In the matter of the estate of Albert H Martin, Petitioner, Thos. Winter, Trustee, vs. the Bank of Montreal and Edward H. Harvey and Geo. Davey — originating summons. On motion of J.P. Blackwood, for plaintiff, this case was adjourned sine die.
Darius Pond vs. Robert S Janes. – Mr. J.J Pittman, for defendant read affidavit of Robert S Janes, and moved for adjournment. S.J. Foote, for plaintiff, opposed the motion, and asked for costs of one day if postponement is granted. J.J. Pittman was heard against the question of cost. It was ordered that the hearing be adjourned till Monday next, the 16th December at 11 a,m.
(Before Justice Johnson):
John Smith vs. Bowring Bros. Ltd. — This is an action for breach of contract on a bill of lading of goods shipped by the plaintiffs, on defendant’s steamer Mary Hough. Bill of lading signed by defendant, dated the 20th day of June, 104, one case of goods shipped, was not delivered to the plaintiff. Mr. Furlong, K.C., for plaintiff, Mr. Warren for defendant. R.G. Ash and T.R. McGrath were examined for the defendants, who had to open the case as they admitted the loss. The case was then adjourned till 4 p.m. to obtain the ship’s cargo book. Court sat again at 4 p.m. and the case was finished. No decision was given, and the Court reserved judgement.
(Before Justice Emerson)
Wm. Winsor vs. Henry Dawe. — This case was continued yesterday forenoon. The following witnesses for the plaintiff were examined by Sir E.P. Morris, K.C., and cross-examined by Sir J.S. Winter, K.C., counsel for the defendant: Issac Badcock, P. Gaulton, Arthur Ford, Jacob Mullett, Daniel Bragg. Court took recess till 2.30 p.m. After recess, the following witnesses were examined by Sir E.P. Morris, K.C., and cross-examined by Sir J.S. Winter, K.C.: Robert Burton, Noah Bishop, Cornelius Best, Thomas Dawson, James Dawson, Walter B Grieve. Some correspondence between Baine
Johnston & Co. and A Harvey & Co., Agents for the S.S. Adventure, were read by
Mr. Greene and put into evidence. Court adjourned at 6 p.m. till 10 a. m. today.
| December 14, 1907 || WESTERN NOTES || (From the Star): Numerous complaints have been made to Inspector O’Reilly about the larceny of herring nets and the robbing of herring from them. This is an annual occurrence, but the Inspector, so far has managed to get things properly adjusted.
A case against a resident of Birchy Cove, for an alleged breach of the Temperance Act., was disposed of Monday, when the charge was dismissed. Mr. A.J. Herder, Solicitor, arrived from St. John’s, and creditable defended the accused.
The Cook of the American vessel Arcadia in Middle Arm, had his right hand badly burnt Friday night. He had a big fire in the forecastle of the vessel, where he was boiling meat. The fat ran over on the red hot stove, and quickly there was a blaze. In trying to put out the fire, the Cook had his hand badly scorched and came here Saturday for treatment. The oil cloths and other things in the forecastle, were considerably damaged by the fire.
Magistrate March made a visit to Middle Arm, Friday, on the Fiona, where
several civil cases were heard by him. Two residents of Trout River were charged
with the larceny of a fleet of nets. The owner of the boat was fined $5.00 and
$10.00 compensation. A resident of Wood’s Island was summoned for malicious
injury to herring nets. The anchors and moorings were returned, but the
defendant claimed the injury was not done by himself, but by the crew of an
other boat, who came by when he was trying to clear his nets from another fleet
that had got fouled.
| December 14, 1907 || BIG WORK AT BISHOP’S FALLS || The S.S. Kong Haakon, leaves North Sydney tomorrow for Lewisporte, with a cargo of cement and machinery for the Reed Company, at Bishop’s Falls. As already stated in the News, this English Company will operate on similar plans as the Harmesworth Co., at Grand Falls, and are bringing in a big supply of material to be used in the construction work next spring. A dam of a very large proportions as that at Grand Falls, will be built next year, and paper and pulp manufacturing will be carried on extensively. Owing to the lateness of the season, very little construction work will be done for some time. |
| December 14, 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || Reid Newfoundland Company: Home is North of Bonne Bay. Virginia Lake left Burgeo at 1.30 a.m. yesterday, inward. Clyde left Botwoodville at 5 p.m. yesterday inward. Dundee left Port Blandford at 6 p.m. yesterday inward. Ethie left Trinity at 4 p.m. yesterday, outward. Argyle left St. Lawrence at 6 p.m. yesterday outward.
Bowrings: Prospero left Trepassey at 2.30 p.m. yesterday, going West. Portia
left Tilt Cove at 5 p.m. yesterday.
| December 14, 1907 || BRUCE PASSENGERS || The S.S. Bruce arrived at Port aux Basques at 9 a.m. yesterday, making the run across the Gulf in 7 hours. She brought a large mail and the following passengers: Rev. J.M. Joy, Mrs. B.A. Hartigan, W.K. and Mrs White, J.F. Ryan, H. Taylor in salon, and 43 in steerage. The express is due at 1.30 this afternoon. |
| December 14, 1907 || HOTEL ARRIVALS || CROSBIE — W.H. Kennedy, Harbor Grace; E. Davis, Kingston, Ont; Jos. M. Curran, Gambo; W.M. Belfour, Botwoodville; H.D. Black, Ferndale.
WAVERLY — John Dunne, Bay Roberts; J.C. Foote, West Wabana; Miss M Reddy, Boston; Miss K Kodner,
| December 14, 1907 || PERSONAL || Mr. W.H. Horwood returned to town by last night’s train. Capt. Clyde Lake of Fortune is in town and is at the King Edward Hotel. Mr. S.G. Thompson, Inspector of C of E schools, arrived in the city last night. Mrs. R.G. Rendell and Mrs. Melville leave today by the S.S. Siberian for England. Mr. J.W. Withers and Mrs. Withers and daughter, leave for England by the S.S. Siberian. Mr. J. Gordon and the Misses Gordon (2) leave for England by the S.S. Siberian, to visit friends. |
| December 14, 1907 || HEALTH NOTES || The house on Rennie’s Mill Road disinfected Thursday, was released from quarantine yesterday. The house on Bond Street under disinfection Thursday, was further disinfected yesterday; the quarantine will be raised today. The case of typhoid fever at Portugal Cove Road will be nursed at home. |
| December 14, 1907 || NAUTICAL || S.S. Bonavista sails this evening for Sydney. Schooner Checkers, Rumsey, is loading at Job Bros & Co. S.S. Silvia is due this morning direct from New York. S.S. Pors leaves Sydney today with coal for S. March & Sons. Schooner Pearl Evelyn will leave Sydney next Tuesday with a cargo of coal for March and Sons. S.S. Rosalind will not finish discharging before Tuesday. She will then sail for Halifax and New York. Barqt. Ada Pearl, Slade, sailed yesterday for Brazil with 4,227 drums of codfish from Baine Johnston & Co. Schooner Nina L. Moore, has finished discharging and will begin loading fish in drums today for the Mediterranean. Schooner Portia, John Blackwood, sailed yesterday for Wesleyville, laden with supplies for different persons in that place. Schooner Maggie Stone, Emannuel Stone, left yesterday for White Rock, T.B., laden with winter supplies for the crew and several other persons of that place. S.S. Regulus loaded coal at Sydney yesterday, part of cargo for Hr. Grace, and the remainder for the Anglo Nfld. Co., to be landed at Lewisporte. Schooner Pitho, Jones, has arrived at Bristol after a passage of 21 days; all well. This is the schooner it will be remembered, her former Captain left, thinking her unseaworthy. Crosbie & Co.’s schooner Jessie L. Smith, Horwood, left Oporto Thursday, homeward bound. She had been delayed at the above port nearly three weeks owing to bad weather. Schooner Belle Franklin, Hynes, sails this morning for Bell Island, laden with Christmas goods for the store keepers there. Being deeply laden she did not sail yesterday, fearing bad weather would be met with. |
| December 14, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || Passengers leaving here Monday morning will connect at Placentia with the Virginia Lake for the West Coast.
A large steamer passed the Narrows at 4.30 yesterday evening, going North. This is likely to be the steamer that was expected at Bell Island yesterday, with coal for the Dominion Iron and Steel Co. When her coal is discharged, she will load ore at the Nova Scotia Steel Co.’s pier for Sydney.
The weather up country yesterday was fine and mild. Last night it had become colder, the following being the latest reports: Port aux Basques, N.W., light, fine, 28 above. Bay of Islands, N.W., strong, dull, 30 above. Quarry, N.W., fine, 38 above. Bishop’s Falls, W., light, fine, 25 above. Clarenville, N.W., light, fine, 36 above. Whitebourne N.W., calm, dull, 28 above.
The person who stole the $100 from Mr. Tuffin’s schooner Wednesday night is still at large.
The S.S. Regulus leaves Sydney today with a cargo of coal for the Harmsworth Co., which will be landed at Lewisporte.
| December 14, 1907 || DEATHS || BELL — On Thursday morning, at 31 Hayward Avenue, Maggie, beloved wife of John Bell, aged 41 years; funeral on Sunday at 2.30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances please accept this the only intimation. |
| December 17, 1907 || PETTY LARCENIES POLICE ON TRAIL || During the last few weeks as already reported, a number of petty larcenies have been committed in the city, particularly in the small shops along Duckworth and New Gower Streets. The police have been actively engaged, and have rounded up several of the offenders. There are a number still at large, and within a short time, these will likely be brought to justice. |
| December 17, 1907 || SOME TROUBLE AT OUTPORT || Last week at a Northern outport during the festivities connected with a wedding, some of the guests indulged a little too freely in the liquid refreshments provided, and the result was a disturbance which soon developed into a melee, in which several persons including the “Happy Man” engaged. Things were quite lively for a while, until the counsel of cooler heads prevailed, and peace was restored. The interrupted festivities were resumed and all went on merrily as usual to the end of the celebration. A day or two after, six of the gentlemen were summoned by Constable Arch. Green, to appear before Magistrate Tuff, at Old Perlican, on the charge of disturbing the peace. The case against them was to have been heard at Old Perlican yesterday. |
| December 17, 1907 || PORTIA BACK FROM NORTHWARD || The S.S. Portia, Capt. A Kean, arrived from Northern ports at 12.30 p.m. yesterday. Moderately fine weather was met with on the passage North, but the nights were dark and but little could be done, only during daylight. On the return, between Leading Tickles and Herring Neck, a heavy N.N.E. gale with snow showers and heavy seas was experienced, and it was most uncomfortable for those on board. Yesterday, after passing Baccalieu, it snowed heavily, but a good run was made to port. The Portia brought 700 packages of freight, a large mail and the following passengers; Messrs. Ellms, Moore, Roberts, Delaney, Knight (2), Osmond, Curtis, Strong, Carney, Howlett, Ford, Hutton, Weeks, England, Scott, Ryan, Armour, Tuff, Gillett, Butler, Brown, O’Neill: Mesdames Snelgrove, Sparks, Misses Parsons, Domerton, Clouter, in saloon, and 76 in steerage. |
| December 17, 1907 || A FAKE HOLD UP || Saturday night, a lad named Myron, returning from work, was “held up” near Martin’s hardware store by two young men. They asked him for cigarettes, told him to hand out his money and watch, and anything else he did have about his person. Myron refused and the “holders up” presented a revolver. He then bolted, and yesterday, the matter was reported to the Police. Detective Byrne arrested those accused of having committed the alleged ‘hold up’ but they said it was only a joke. They will appear before the Magistrate this morning. |
| December 17, 1907 || TROUBLE BREWING || A short time ago, a city tradesmen left here for Canada, leaving his wife and family behind, and soon after arrival in one of the larger cities, forgot he was married, and took unto himself another wife. Reaching Boston, he was met by some persons who knew him, and offered a plausible excuse as to the lady friend with him. A few days ago, the matter was made known in town by a passenger, and the matter will likely reach a serious climax within a few days. |
| December 17, 1907 || ANOTHER ARREST FOR LARCENY || Yesterday afternoon, Detective Byrne arrested a lad named Brodnick — who was already been before court — on a charge of stealing a quantity of lead from John Newell, valued at about $1.40. Newell keeps a store on Springdale Street, and it is alleged Brodnick entered the place and stole the lead, which was sold to another dealer. This morning the youthful prisoner will appear before the Magistrate. |
| December 17, 1907 || PRISONER ARRIVES || The man Tizzard, who is accused, and acknowledged the stealing of $170 from William Tuffin, was brought to town last night by the express train, in charge of Constable Churchill. He was taken to the Station, and this morning will be arraigned before the Magistrate. |
| December 17, 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || Messrs George A Gosse and John F. Sheppard of Spaniard’s Bay, were in town today.
Messrs Munn & Co.’s brigt., Amy Louise, Capt. Sheppard, left Sydney this morning coal laden for Brigus.
Mr. James Reid of Heart’s Delight, arrived from Carbonear this morning and left for St. John’s by this evening’s train.
Messrs R. Rutherford & Co. unloaded a car load of shingles at the Railway Station today. It was brought by rail from Placentia during the week.
There was a large attendance at the Nickelodeon last night and the pictures shown are said to have been particularly good. This is the only moving picture show now operating here, and it seems to be well patronized.
Several gentlemen who were looking seaward near the Customs House on Friday night, observed a brilliant meteoric stone flash across the sky in the direction of Carbonear. For a few seconds the illumination was most vivid and was worth witnessing.
One of the St. John’s daily papers this week, stated that the S.S. Pollox was about to load fish for Brazil, and gave the impression that it would be the first fish cargo sent from Newfoundland to that country in a steamer. As a matter of fact, Messrs Ridley & Sons in the early seventies, shipped a cargo to Brazil in the S.S. Mastiff and in the latter part of the same decade or early in the next, Messrs John Munn & Co. sent a cargo South by the S.S. Valetta.
Messrs Munn & Co.’s chartered schooner, Venedocian, Capt. Norris, sailed at noon today with a cargo of fish for Gibralter for orders. This vessel had been lying here several weeks, and during her stay, the Captain made quite a number of friends, who were attracted by his genial disposition. Capt. Norris seems to have reciprocated the friendship which his geniality induced, and being unable to personally bid adieu to all his friends before sailing, he mailed a number of farewell cards today. All will be pleased to see him here again.
Dr. William Parsons who is about to set up a practice in this town, has engaged rooms in the residence of Mrs. Mary Ann Ross, on Water Street.
Capricornus is much in evidence about the streets here of late, and his presence at this season of the year is most offensive; someone should see that he does not annoy the public in future. Besides, this animal is a vicious brute, and children who are prone to irrate such animals are in constant danger of being hurt. On Sunday, Long Beard may be seen roaming close to the different Churches, causing much annoyance to Church goers. A precedent has been established by the Police for shooting such malodorous creatures,
A Northern schooner which weighed anchor in this harbor quite recently, brought to the surface, a chain supposed to be the one lost some time ago by the S.S. Vanguard. The chain and anchor being heavy, the windless of the schooner was unable to raise them, so the chain was buoyed. The local schooner Delta afterwards tried to secure the tackle, but failed to do so. Perhaps when the S.S. Euphrates, which is expected to arrive shortly from St. John’s with coal to Messrs Murray & Crawford, comes, she will endeavour to regain the lost ground gear.
One might have imagined that the sound heard up town on Saturday night the 7th December, was that of the ‘Tramp, tramp, tramp , of the march of the Blue Reserve’ but the subsequent passing of the carriages towards St. Paul’s Church, showed that a bridal party was on its way thither. Rev. Canon Noel tied the knot which made Mr. Reuben Martin, son of Mr. Frank Martin of this town, and Miss Mary Jane Thistle, of Broad Cove, Bay-de-Verde, one. Reuben is a jolly Royal Naval Reservist who returned the previous night from St. John’s where he had put in his annual month’s drill, in order to get ‘spliced’ and the event proved a pleasant one for many more than the principals. May the voyage of the happy couple across the ocean of life be free from storms.
On Thursday night, rising Sun, L.O.L. (No.1) assembled at the Orange Hall for the annual meeting. After four new members had been initiated, the following officers were elected for 1908: Jordon Sheppard W.M., elected. James Mortimer, D.M., elected, C.D. Garland, Chaplain, re-elected, W Woodley French Recording Secretary, re elected, L Sheppard, Financial Secretary, re elected, John C Sheppard, Treasurer, re elected, Albert Wells, D of C re elected, Andrew Mortimer, 1st Lecturer, elected, Robert Sheppard, 2nd Lecturer, elected, W.H. Sheppard, Stephen Williams, John Sheppard, John Noseworthy and Robert Lilly, Committee, John Martin, Inside Tyler, elected, John Sheppard Outside Tyler, re elected, John Butt and James Martin, Auditors. The affairs of this lodge are in flourishing condition and a large increase in membership is looked forward to for the ensuing year. The Lodge decided to hold its annual parade on St. Stephen’s Day.
CORRESPONDENT. Harbor Grace, Dec.14, 1907.
| December 17, 1907 || CHANNEL NEWS || So far, the Christmas month has been one of storm and stress, but fortunately no damage has resulted in this section. Weather continues mild, though a little frost would be most welcome if only to harden up the slippery streets.
The coasting trade of schooners is nearly completed for this year, and local skippers will lay up their craft until spring. The schooner J.E. Garland is at present discharging produce from the Islands, probably the last inward cargo for 1907. The schooner Brunhilde is discharging coal at Burnt Islands, and Bonny Brier Bush, a similar cargo at Channel. St. Helena, Pike sailed for Sydney this morning. S.S. Harlaw is due from North on or about Monday, this trip finishing her schedule for this year. Gloucester schooner Orinoco, Bay of Islands to Gloucaster, with frozen herring cargo, put in for harbor yesterday, having experienced severe weather in the Gulf.
The annual meeting of the Loyal Orange Lodge, No. 20 was held on the 5th December when the following were elected to office for 1908: — Bros. Eli Manuel, W.M., John Farrel, D.M.; F Pike, R.S.; D Bragg, J.S.; J.W. Wilcox, Treasurer; James Evans, Chaplain; T. Crew D of C; John Francis, Tylor. The finances of the Lodge are in a healthy condition and the selection of the above gentlemen to control affairs for the coming year, is proof that its prosperity will not suffer.
The children of St. James’ day school will give a concert in the Orange Hall on Tuesday next. At the conclusion, prizes won in the recent exams will be awarded.
ALPHA. Channel, Dec.14th ‘07.
| December 17, 1907 || S.S. DUNDEE HAD ROUGH TRIP || The S.S. Dundee arrived at Port Blandford last night, having had a rough experience in Bonavista Bay. The Dundee has been making scheduled time all season and the delay this trip has been due to stormy weather. High seas, dark nights, and snow squalls, have prevailed, and the utmost care had to be taken in getting along. |
| December 17, 1907 || ACTION TAKEN FOR BIG SUM || Mr. J.J. Murphy has we understand, taken action against the Timber Estates, to recover a sum in the vicinity of $12,000, for logs sold the Company after Mr. Murphy had disposed of his property to that concern. The logs were surveyed by Murphy’s men, and were sent to the mill and converted into lumber. The action arises as to the amount of lumber taken from the surveyed logs. |
| December 17, 1907 || SERIOUS MATTER FOR HORSE DEALERS || At present there is a disease among horses, said to be similar to that which raged in Canada three years ago. At that time, many horses perished and a number of deaths occurred to the men attending them. It is reported that a carman living on a suburban road, is now suffering from blood poisoning, brought about by carelessly attending to his horse’s leg — in which there was a swelling — while he was suffering from a sore hand. |
| December 17, 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || Reid Newfoundland Company: Home left Bay of Islands at 4 p.m. yesterday. Virginia Lake left Placentia at midnight going West. Clyde left Pilley’s Island at 3 p.m. yesterday. Dundee arrived at Port Blandford at 6 p.m. yesterday. Ethie left Clarenville yesterday morning. Argyle leaves Placentia at noon today.
Bowrings: Prospero left Burgeo at 3.20 p.m. today.
| December 17, 1907 || SUPREME COURT || ( Before Justice Emerson): Wm. Winsor vs. Henry Dawe. — Court met at 10 a.m. Case for defendant was continued. William Mercer and Henry Dawe were examined by Sir. J.S. Winter K.C. and cross examined by Sir E.P. Morris, K.C. Court took recess at 1 p.m. till 2.30 p.m. During the afternoon session the following witnesses were examined by Sir. J.S. Winter, K.C., and cross examined by Sir E.P. Morris, K.C.; Henry Cave, John Parsons and Thomas Wilcox, Samuel Bradbury sworn, examined by Winter, K.C. Court adjourned at 6p.m. and meets again today at 10 a.m. As only a few more witnesses are to be examined, the case will likely finish today. |
| December 17, 1907 || HOTEL ARRIVALS || CROSBIE — Alphaeus Barbour, Newtown, B.B.; John McGrath, Bell Island; J.C. Sheehan, Harbor Grace; W.H. Kennedy, Harbor Grace; John Janes, Hant’s Harbor; A McGraw, Toronto; H.F. Lincoln, Grand Falls; Mrs. Lincoln, Grand Falls.
WAVERLY — Capt. John Parsons, Bay Roberts; M Nelson, City; Robert Scott, J.P.
Fogo; Capt. William Smith, Cupids.
| December 17, 1907 || NEW SCHOONER TO BE BUILT || The coming winter, the Shipwrights of the different Northern outports will be kept busy as more new schooners will be under construction. The storms during this fall months, left a number of independent men without vessels, and though many were uninsured, they will practically all be replaced. Their building means a big outlay and the Shipbuilders, Blacksmiths, Block-makers and Sail-makers will reap a harvest in consequence. |
| December 17, 1907 || EXCELDA MEETS IT ROUGH || The schooner Excelda which arrived at Oporto the 13th December, had a hard time going across. She left Harbor Breton Nov. 24th., and when a few days out, encountered terrific weather. Her decks were continuously swept and considerable damage done. It was reported yesterday that one of the crew was lost, and that part of her cargo had to be jettisoned. We are informed however that the damage done will only mean a few days’ work, and repairs will be made in Oporto. |
| December 17, 1907 || GRACE ARRIVES || The Barqt. Grace, Capt. Giles, arrived in port yesterday morning after a passage of 38 days from Bahia. Fine weather was met with for the greater part of the voyage. Moderate winds, clear skies and tranquil seas made the passage a most pleasant one. However when nearing the Newfoundland Coast, a change from this was to be expected, but no heavy storms were encountered. Cape Race was sighted Saturday morning, but owing to the adverse winds it took two days to come down the Shore. The Grace is in ballast to Alan Goodridge & Sons. |
| December 17, 1907 || NAUTICAL || S.S. Silvia is due here this morning from Halifax. S.S. Almenana left Halifax at 7 Saturday night. She is due here today. Barqt. Ich Dien, Kennedy, arrived at Pernambuco Saturday, 38 days from this port. Barqt. Jennie Jones, Ellis, arrived at Oporto Saturday, having made the passage from this port in 20 days. S.S. Aggie arrived yesterday morning with lumber from Notre Dame Bay. She anchored in the stream off Harvey & Co.’s. S.S. Cacouna, Holms, arrived yesterday afternoon from Sydney, after a passage of two days from Sydney, with coal to Morey & Co. S.S. Sicilian left Liverpool yesterday morning for this port. She has the mails and passengers that were to have come by the Carthaginian. S.S. Pors left Sydney Saturday night. She should be along today. She may have taken shelter from yesterday evening's storm at Trepassey if near the Coast when the storm came on. |
| December 17, 1907 || PERSONAL || Capt. John Parsons of Bay Roberts, arrived in town yesterday. Mr. Harry Howlett arrived from Twillinagte yesterday on business. Mr. D. O’Neill of Bay de Verde, arrived in the city yesterday on business. Capt and Mrs. Levi Diamond celebrate their Golden Wedding this Christmas. Mr. Hugh Reddy, of Mortier Bay, arrived in town by last night’s train on business. Magistrate Scott, Fogo, arrived by the Portia yesterday and is staying Waverley. Capt. Smith of Cupids arrived in town by yesterday’s train on a short business trip. Mr. J.W. Janes, Hant’s Harbor, is at present in the city on business, and is registered at the Crosbie. The Sydney Post published a dispatch from Halifax, saying that H A Lovett, K.C., of Halifax, has been appointed Permanent Consulting Counsel of the Dominion Coal Company at Montreal, and of the Reid Newfoundland Railway Company. Salary attaching to both positions is large. He can attend top private business. Lovette has been a leader of the Nova Scotia Bar. The Sydney Post adds, It is said that the retainer paid by the Coal Co., amounts to $7,000, and by the Reid Co. $5,000 a year. |
| December 17, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || There was no news of the S.S. Florence up to press hour.
It is said that the parties connected with the roller rink will clear a 15 per cent dividend.
The Portia reports fine weather North of Cape John and no ice has made around the Coast. In the bays there is ice a few inches thick.
Three arrests were made by the Police last night for drunkenness. Those will appear before the Court this morning.
The S.S. Coban will now come on here from Halifax for repairs. The work will be done by the Reid Co.
The express did not arrive until 7.30 last evening. The delay was caused by the snow storm which was met after leaving Clarenville.
The boys who stole the money from Boland of Caplin Bay, were before the Magistrate yesterday. Two were given 30 days each, and the other 40 days.
The barquentine Golden Hind, Hearld, has arrived at Pernambuco after a passage of 27 days, which is the quickest trip made during the last three months.
About 50 workmen arrived yesterday from Bell Island. They were mostly residents of Harbor Main district and going to their homes to spend Christmas.
Passengers to connect with the S.S. Clyde for South Side of Notre Dame Bay, are asked to leave by Thursday's express, instead of the express leaving today.
In the three suits against the Telegram, brought on by the Reid Co, that paper has claimed no libel; the matter will possibly come before the Supreme Court January next.
The following passengers arrived at Placentia by the S.S. Virginia Lake yesterday: Messrs Burdock, Kearsey, Webb, Caning, Doran, Dixon, Buffett, Lake, Boyce, Hayward, Forsey, Hollett, Bishop, Flynn, Mews, Cheeseman, Turpin, Dr. Fitzpatrick, Mrs. Turpin, Miss Bishop.
The Torbay man who assaulted Constable Walters Saturday, was before the Court yesterday. There were three charges against him, first being drunk and disorderly, second breaking glass in a shop window; third, assaulting a Constable. He was fined $10 or thirty days on the first charge, and given two months hard labour for the third charge. The Judge afterwards, in consideration of his wife and family, gave him the option of a fine, which he paid and received his liberty.
Constable Bishop arrived from Brigus by yesterday's train, in charge of a prisoner named William James, who was sentenced to six months imprisonment in the Penitentiary by Magistrate Thompson, Saturday last. He was convicted for committing a criminal assault on a girl eleven years old. James is a married man, aged about 37, and has been away in the United States several years. He returned recently to Brigus, which he is a native of that place. This is the first case of its kind that has ever occurred in Brigus, and the people of the town are considerably exercised over it.
It was quite stormy in Conception Bay last evening. The S.S. Progress had quite a time getting across to Bell Island.
While the storm was on yesterday, the sweeper was out, and kept going over the car lines continuously to keep the rails clear of snow.
The following passengers are booked to go by the Rosalind today. H.J. Crowe, Dr. Perkins, Mrs. Hewitt, Mrs Jackman, Miss Ellsworth, Miss Mollie Canning and three in steerage.
The schooners Ahena, Stanley Smith, Ermine, and Malotia, on their way here with cargo, were harbored at Shambler's Cove when the Portia was passing South. The Melitia had her main boom broken when coming out of Twillingate.
The S.S. Carthaginian did not leave Liverpool last Tuesday, owing to a slight accident to her machinery. It was afterwards decided to put her on dock for a general clean up and overhauling, and send the Sicilian in place of her. The Sicilian left Liverpool yesterday morning for this port.
The S.S. Portia yesterday, brought up four patients for the Hospital and for the Lunatic Asylum. For the Hospital are: Mrs. Talbot, Coachman’s Cove; Mrs. Cobb, Fogo; J Rendell, Harbor Deep; and a man named Knight. Miss Abbott of Musgrave Harbor came it to go in the Asylum.
The storm that began before noon yesterday, increased in violence during the afternoon, and just before dark in the higher parts of the city, a perfect blizzard raged. A fierce gale of Northeast wind made things look unpleasant for a time, among the shipping in the harbor. Drifts flew everywhere, and very few people were about except those who had urgent business to call them. Coming on towards midnight, the air grew mild and the snow ceased to fall, the storm having abated. On many of the country roads, the drifts are piled high and the Milkmen will have an unpleasant time getting to town this morning.
At the Institute last evening, Mr. G.W.B. Ayre, President, gave a most interesting lecture on Historical Criticism. A hearty vote of thanks was passed to Mr. Ayre. The Association is making great progress, new members being enrolled every meeting.
It was very rough in the harbor yesterday evening and most of the craft had to put out extra moorings.
The fire apparatus at the three Stations were put on runners again yesterday evening, so as to be in readiness if an alarm of fire came in.
In the sealing case of Winsor vs. Dawe, only three or four witnesses for the defence will be examined, through there are others available. If possible, the case will be finished today. At the closing of the Court last evening, the Judge intimated that if necessary, a session would be held tonight, and the Court kept open till eleven to finish the case.
A card tournament will be played in the T.A. rooms tomorrow night.
There will be a card tournament in the Star Rooms tonight. A large number of
contestants will enter. The prize is a handsome pipe.
| December 18, 1907 || BURIN || Burin is one of the most important and thriving settlements in this Colony. Its inhabitants are enterprising and progressive. The present decentralization of commerce has helped to advance its trade interests and the influx of Canadian business has greatly enhanced the commercial prosperity of the place. Burin's gain in this respect, has meant a loss of trade to the capital city, and the increasing volume of business with Canadian cities is increasing year by year. The enterprising fish buyers of Halifax are represented there by their Agents, and a lively demand for the staple keeps the price of fish often above its normal value.
St. John’s will have to wake up, or the wide awake outport business men will teach them that the day when people depended upon city methods and city business firms is gone forever, and that the future will regard the Capital as the place where once the business of the Country centred, while now it is but a large ward used for the manipulation of the political machine, having its commercial interest absorbed by more enterprising and experienced men. Burin is no longer a fishing settlement. From successful fisheries it has developed into an outport city, and the method heretofore adopted of purchasing goods from city firms, is being gradually swept away. Nearly every businessman is an importer of goods, while the fish trade which was monopolized by St. John’s firms, is now being taken hold of by Canadian business men, and higher and more satisfactory sales resulting. Those who this year were fortunate in marketing their fish with the Halifax buyers, obtained from 50c to 80c per quintal for the product, more than was paid in St. John’s, if we except the few vessels that loaded on the Coast in August, and were sent by the business men of St. John’s to obtain early cargoes.
This thriving busy town possesses Churches, stores, and trade establishments of prominence. The Catholic Church, Convent, Presbytery and Hall, are attractive and permanent structures reflecting great credit on the Roman Catholic Priests and people. The Rev. John Hewett who ministers to the spiritual needs of the Anglican denomination, is a popular and progressive Clergyman and has done much towards the religious social and moral welfare of his flock. The various Methodist Churches and schools are lasting monuments to the zeal and religious fervour of those earnest and energetic people. The Methodist people of Burin are the most numerous and wealthy. Their generosity is not confined to one denomination - they contribute generously to all charitable and philanthropic work in one of the beautiful examples of Christian sentiment shown by the people of this thriving settlement.
There is no lack of commercial accommodation at Burin. Trade is flourishing and the most modern methods are adopted. The Merchants have undertaken to cater to the wants of the people, and all the stores carry varied and select assortments, which sell at city prices. No one need seek advantages or bargains outside Burin; all can be accommodated by such well established firms as J.E. Burgess, Bishop & Monroe, O’Brien Bros., Inkpen, and other equally reputable firms. The physical needs of the people are well attended by the three Physicians resident there.
Dr. Herbert Smith is well known throughout the Country as one of the ablest Surgeons and Practitioners of his day. He is ably assisted by Dr. Kean who has already won the confidence and esteem of his numerous patients.
Dr. Leon Matassarin who started professional work at Burin in September arrived in the Colony early in July. Dr. Matassarin was formerly connected with the great London Hospital, as Maternity Assistant, and bears the highest recommendations from such well known Physicians as G. Norman Meachens, M.D., B.S., Lond. Prof. Meachens thus speaks of Dr. Matassarin; “He has been associated with me for some time past as Chemical Assistant ...... I can confidently recommend him to any position of medical responsibility.
Dr. Matassarin has already verified this opinion expressed by his colleague, and has proven himself an experienced able and qualified Physician and Surgeon. Burin is to be congratulated in obtaining the service of such an eminent Medico, and already their appreciation is being shown in the liberal patronage extended to him. The past year has been an exceptionally fortunate one from a trade standpoint. Let us hope the future has greater things in store. Such enterprise and energy deserve it.
A VISITOR. Burin Dec.21st.
| December 18, 1907 || CARBONEAR || Messrs Jos. Udell & Sons’s schooner Ella Blanche, arrived from Trinity Bay last Monday having on board a cargo of firewood for Mr. Jas. Moore
The Manager of the Untied Towns Electrical Co. Works, moved into his new office last week. It is situated in the ground flat of the building recently erected, immediately Westward of Mr. F.P. Bemister’s store. The second and third flats when completed, will be occupied by Mr. Williams as a residence. The new headquarters of the Co. has been carefully laid out to the order of the Manager and, as would naturally be expected, is adopted in every particular to the requirements.
Mr. Philip Moore, the obliging Mail Officer on trains running from St. John’s to this place, has been laid off for a few days from the effect of a heavy cold.
Two cargoes of coal arrived this week; one to Messrs Duff & Sons, in their barquentine Kenneth Victor, and the other in Capt. J Kennedy’s schooner Luetta. The two cargoes are not by any means sufficient to supply the demand.
Mr. Paul Mackey, youngest son of Laurence Mackey, Esq., J.P., took passage by the S.S. Ethie on Tuesday for Old Perlican, to relieve the Telegraphic Operator at that Station.
Last week, Mr. John Hamilton who went to St. John’s for medical treatment, returned quite restored to his former health.
Mr. Thomas Marks met with a painful accident Wednesday, while working at his trade in the forge on the beach. He was at the time making stove-pipes, and in fitting the joints, one came in contact with his wrist, cutting a deep gash. The service of a Doctor was needed to dress the wound.
The S.S. Progress landed some 40 or 50 labourers here Friday morning for points round about. They are from Bell Island Mines, and are returning to spend the festive season under their own vine and figtree.
A message to William Duff & Sons Ltd., on Thursday, appraised them of the loss of a schooner recently purchased by them at Gloucester. The ship was on her way from Gloucester to Sydney to load coal for this port. She was in charge of skipper George Winsor and crew, who left here about a fortnight ago to pilot her down. The loss occurred on the Nova Scotia Coast. This firm has been very unfortunate in the loss of schooners the past 18 months.
The remains of the late Mrs. Elizabeth Pike, widow of the late John Pike, were forwarded for burial Monday, by the Superintendent of the Lunatic Asylum, in whose charge she has been for the past two years. She leaves three sons and a daughter.
Mr. W.F. Horwood of the Horwood Lumber Co., paid a flying visit on Friday, to inspect the work of the Methodist new schools, of which his Company are building contractors.
An old gentleman named Milley of Western Bay, died suddenly at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jno. Moore, about ten minutes after entering the house. He was on his way home, and thought he would drop in and see his daughter before proceeding. Medical aid was summoned but availed nothing, as the vital spark had taken its flight before the Doctor arrived.
Rather unpleasant handling was the mail matter which came our way on last Thursday’s express. Part of the contents of a bag was thoroughly saturated with a strong solution of good black ink, so that papers periodicals and letters were steeped in deepest mourning. Very little of any, escaped the blackening bath. To wholesale carelessness on the part of some of the Assistants at the General Office, presumably might be attached the blame.
Rev. Jno. Mackey of St. Brendan’s, who arrived here s short time ago on a visit to his home, returned to his mission by Saturday’s express.
The women’s Association of the Church of England held their annual sale of work in St. James’ school-room on Wednesday and Thursday nights. Success attended their efforts, greater by far than any similar function held in previous years, the receipts for both nights going considerably over $350. A choice lot of fancy work adorned the stalls, and found a ready sale amongst a large body of patronisers. The refreshment table had its usual attractions for all, while the juniors played a steady game in trying hard to monopolize the extra business of the candy and fruit depot. An interesting stall was that of the hardware, in which may be seen many useful things, such as wash-tubs, slides, etc., donated by skillful hands of the sterner sex. The proceeds of this sale will go towards a fund for the erection of a Parish Hall, the plans of which are now under completion.
On Tuesday, the Court's attention was occupied with the case of Sergeant Newhook vs Nathaniel Forward, arising out of an alleged infringement on a section of the Temperance Act, bearing on the sale of spirituous liquors. The defendant was charged with selling liquor to a woman, and a plea of not guilty was made. Witnesses were brought forward by both parties, and a volume of conflicting evidence adduced. The case concluded on Friday, when Judge Penney, upon carefully weighting the evidence, found a verdict of guilty, and sentenced the defendant to $50 or two months imprisonment. Mr. O.M. Kearney of Harbor Grace, was present on the body to defend the accused, but his exhibitions of oratory fell flat and his arguments proved unconvincing, while his demeanor to the Court did not tend to elevate the profession with which he is identified.
CORRESPONDENT. Carbonear, Dec. 16th.
| December 18, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || Yesterday's express took out about 70 passengers mostly second class.
Bishop Spencer College distribution of prizes takes place in the British Hall at 7.30 tonight.
The Reid Company are expecting definite news today of the Coban coming here for repairs.
The case of the Minister of Finances vs. W. Clouston, will be resumed at the Magistrate’s Court today.
The Ulunda and Florence are now several days overdue to this port and are evidently detained by stormy weather.
Messrs C & A. Dawe of Bay Roberts are now loading the schooner Morris for European markets. They will also load the Lady St. John and Lolita for the same markets.
Four prisoners occupied cells at the Police Station last night. Two of them were drunks the other two were arrested for the larceny of a watch.
The two young men who were accused of ‘holding up’ the boy Myron as referred to in the News, were before the Magistrate yesterday. His Honour did not consider the matter serious and dismissed the case.
The schooner Lolita A., Capt. Marshall, put into Bay Bulls Sunday out of the storm. She is on her way to Bay Roberts with a cargo of coal for C and A Dawe, and will resume her passage as soon as weather conditions allow.
On return to New York, the S.S. Silvia will be laid off from service for two months. She will be docked and receive a general overhauling, previous to being reclassed. Capt. Farrell will come to St. John’s after the Silvia reaches New York.
The weather up country yesterday was somewhat similar to that experienced in the city, the temperature averaging about 34 above. Last night reports were: Port aux Basques, N.W., calm, fine, 32 above. Bay of Islands, calm, dull, 30 above. Quarry, N.W., light, fine, 19 above. Bishop’s Falls, calm, dull, 22 above. Clarenville, calm, fine, 30 above. Whitebourne, N.E., light, dull, 27 above.
The man Tizzard, who stole the $179 from William Tuffin, was arraigned before the Magistrate yesterday and pleading “guilty”, was sentenced to one year’s imprisonment with hard labour.
The S.S. Progress arrived from Bell Island at 3.30 this morning.
The Norwegian schooner Anna, is now 58 days out from Hamburg to this port, consigned to A.H. Murray. She has evidently met with rough weather on the Atlantic, that has been prevailing the past month or more, as reported by recent arrivals.
Two letters addressed Minnie B Seaward, Clarenville, and Jessie Vardy, Clarenville, were picked up yesterday by Mr. M Pike. The loser need not trouble as both have been mailed.
The matter of the application of J Flannery, Topsail, for a writ of mandamus, came before the Chief Justice and Justice Johnson, in the supreme Court yesterday. Mr. McNeilly for Flannery. The Court took time to consider.
Mr. G.J. Giovannini, of Giovannini Brothers, St. Lawrence, purchased the schooner Percy Roy from G. M. Barr, yesterday. The Percy Roy is a clipper schooner of 107 tons. She is now loading fish at Barr’s wharf for Halifax, after landing which, she will sail for St. Lawrence to be delivered over to her owners. Mr. Giovannini intends sending the schooner to the banks next summer, in command of Capt. William Rodgers.
The Skipper of a Burin schooner now in port with a load of fish, which he
brought as freight, complained bitterly of how he is being treated by the dealer
to which the fish is consigned. He has been here ten days and has not been
allowed to land more that one-third his cargo, the excuse being made that the
fish is damp. As he is only the carrier of the fish, he thinks he is unjustly
treated in being delayed so long at this late season. He claims that if the fish
is of an inferior quality through being damp, or any other cause, it should be
accepted by the consignee, and the shipper be made stand the loss.
| December 19, 1907 || FLORENCE ARRIVES A STORMY TRIP || The S.S. Florence, Capt. Barr, eighteen days from Liverpool, arrived in port at 2.30 this morning, after one of the stormiest trips in the experienced of Captain or crew. Liverpool was left the 1st Dec., and moderately fine weather was met with the first two days of the passage. The third day out, a storm was run into, and a succession of gales with terrific seas followed almost to port. It was so violent one day that the ship had to be put about, and for twenty hours the steamer had to rum before the gale. It was intensely cold most of the trip, and the Officers and crew found it difficult in getting about decks. The Florence is only light in cargo and was badly knocked about. Capt. Barr reports the weather the worst be had ever experienced on the Atlantic, and in the ‘forties’ it was terrific. With good seamanship the steamer was brought through without damage, though Officers and crew had little rest for the last two weeks. |
| December 19, 1907 || MORE THIEVING REPORTED || Yesterday morning, the Caretaker of the Fish Markets reported to the Police, that during the week some person or persons visited the market in Bowring’s Cove, and removed the brass taps from the water pipes. While the cost of theses is insignificant, the act nevertheless, demonstrated that all the thieves have not yet been rounded up by the Police. The past two weeks there has been more arrests made, and convictions secured for larceny, than for a similar period during many years. The Police are now looking for the culprits and hope to capture them today. |
| December 19, 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || Reid Newfoundland Company: Home is North of Bonne Bay. Clyde left Springdale at 8 p.m. yesterday. Dundee left Bonavista at 5 p.m. yesterday outward. Ethie arrived at Clarenville this morning going West.
Argyle leaves Placentia this morning going West. Virginia Lake left Hermitage Cove at 5.30 p.m. yesterday going West.
Bowrings: Prospero left Birchy Cove at 6 p.m. yesterday going West. Portia
sails this morning for the Northward.
| December 19, 1907 || BRUCE PASSENGERS || The S.S. Bruce arrived at Port aux Basques at 11.30 a.m. yesterday with the following passengers: A.D. Brown, Miss L. Diamond, F.J. and Mrs. MacDonald, child, and maid; P.M Burke, H.H. Archibald, Miss F. Wilcox, M. Spencer, E. Keeping. The express is due at 3.30 this afternoon. |
| December 19, 1907 || PERSONAL || Mr. S. Roberts, Twillingate, returns home this morning. Mr. E. Kennedy, Avondale, is at present in the city on business. Messrs M Alcock and D.A. Parsons, Griquet, go home this morning by the Portia. Mrs. E. Quinlan, Holyrood, who was visiting the city, returned home yesterday. Capt. W. Winsor, M.H.A., returns to Wesleyville this morning by the Northern steamer. Mr. J Bennett, Engineer of the S.S. Silvia, left for Holyrood yesterday to visit friends. Mr. A. Pilgrim, Griquet, who was selecting goods in the city, returns home by the S.S. Portia. Magistrate Duggan of La Scie, who has been in the city the last month, leaves for home today. Mr J Moore who conducted a business at St. Anthony, returns home this morning by steamer.
Mr. P. Dwyer and Mrs. Dwyer, who were in the city on business, returned home today. Capt Courage who has been in town on business for the past few days, leaves for Catalina this morning. Mr. J.D. Lockyer who has charge of Mr. Carter’s business at Herring Neck, leaves on the Portia this morning. Mr. P.D. Parks and Mrs. Parks left for Whitbourne yesterday, and today will take passage by the express for Canada. Mr. Kenneth Simms of Fogo, who has been on a short visit to relatives in the city, is a passenger by the Portia today. Messrs Thomas Higgins, William Adams, and Jeremiah Donohue, leave for their homes at Joe Batt’s Arm by the Portia. Mr. W.H. Taylor who has been confined to his home for several days suffering from a cold, was able to be about yesterday. Mr. E.C. Lind, General Dealer, leaves this morning for his home at Fogo, after having arranged his business for the year. Mr. A D. Brown, who was in Sydney and Halifax in connection with getting the repairs to the S.S. Coban done here, returns by today’s express. Capt. George Hann
who has been in town the past two weeks in connection with his fishing business,
leaves by the Portia this morning for his home in Wesleyville. Mr. James Power
who was in Boston and New York selecting goods for Parker & Monroe, returned by
the S.S. Silvia. Mr. Power says there is great depression in trade in both
cities, and thousands of Europeans are leaving by each steamer, being unable to
secure employment. |
| December 19, 1907 || THE BLACKLIST || Yesterday, a revised edition of the ‘black list’ was put up in the Police Station, for the information of the Police. It contains ninety-nine names. Those on the list comprise, Accountants, Brokers, Shipwrights, Sailmakers, Shoemakers and Labourers, each of these professions being well represented. Getting put on the wagon however, is of little or no benefit as almost each day one of the number is brought before the Magistrate. Another ‘habitual’ is booked to be listed today, which will bring the number up to the century mark, which is the record since the list originated. |
| December 19, 1907 || NAUTICAL || S.S. Pors will finish discharging her coal tonight. S.S. Corean will leave Liverpool today for this port. S.S. Almerianan sails for Liverpool today. S.S. Silvia will be rady to leave for New York about Monday next. S.S. Glencoe goes on dock today to undergo a general overhauling. S.S. Adventure leaves North Sydney today coal laden for this port. Schooner Checkers, Rumsey, sails this morning for the Mediterranean with a cargo of fish shipped by Job Bros & Co. Barqt. Kenneth Victor was towed over from Carbonear yesterday by the tug Ingraham, and will load fish at G.M. Barr’s. S.S. Rosalind sailed last evening, taking as additional passengers: Mrs. H.B. Robinson, Mrs. J Walsh, Miss E. Walsh, H. Walsh and three in second cabin. |
| December 19, 1907 || Mrs FENWICK’S AT HOME || Last night, Mrs. Fenwick and the Rev. Mark Fenwick, held the annual reception at the Methodist College Home. It was largely attended and two pleasant hours were passed. Several ladies and gentlemen took part in a program of exceptional merit and enjoyment amongst them, was Professor MacFarren, whose performance on the piano was a marvel and a delight. The College breaks up on Friday next for the Christmas holidays. Mrs. Fenwick, who is an ideal hostess, and her husband, the Governor of the home, were warmly congratulated. The success of a boarding School is no easy task, but the happy faces of the scholars, and the excellent relationship existing between them and the home authorities, are sufficient witnesses to the success of the Methodist College Home. Esto perpetua. |
| December 19, 1907 || BIG PASSENGER LIST || The S.S. Portia, Capt. A Kean, sails for the Northward this morning, taking one of the biggest cargoes of freight and the following large passenger list: S. Roberts, Capt. Hann, J Mifflen, J Moore, Capt. Winsor, J Donahue, D. Duggan, Dr. Adams, E.C. Lind, D.A. Parsons, S. Rowsell, J. Young, J.D. Lockyer, J. Morgan, F Ford, Jas. Tuff, G. Reid, J Downer, J Butler, T. Robinson, J Stares, C.H. Biles, J Cutis, M. Newell, N. Bussey, W.J. Bussey, F. Moore, A. Pilgram, M. Alcock, J Parsons, E. Grant, A Moores, D. O’Neill, S. Maidment, A. Blackler, W.J. Elliott, H.J. Willis, E. Brown, J. Roper, Constable Cody, B.A. Elliott, S. Brown, Capt. Courage, F. Clarke, Mrs. Quinn, Misses Quinn, Malcolm, and Whealan in saloon, and 120 in steerage |
| December 19, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || Another batch of Labourers came over from Bell Island yesterday and left for their homes in Conception Bay by the afternoon express.
Judgement in the case of Minister of Customs vs. Clouston was handed down yesterday by Judge Conway. Defendant was fined $50.
The Bruce brought over 140 steerage passengers her last trip. They are Labourers returning to spend the Christmas at their homes.
There were four arrests made by the Police last night, three for being drunk and disorderly and the other for being drunk while in charge of a horse. One deposited an amount and was given his freedom until this morning.
The schooners Neriod and Albambra arrived at Halifax Saturday last with 5,000 quintals of fish, shipped by Messrs Lake and Hollett of Fortune. The price offered at Halifax is considerably larger than given here.
There were two schooners anchored in the Narrows this morning when the Florence was entering port, and several others were becalmed. Pilot Lewis had to exercise sound judgement to get the ship to anchorage without accident
Yesterday afternoon’s train took out about 150 passengers, an extra coach having to be put on. Among the number were: P.D. and Mrs. Parks, J and Mrs. Healy, P and Mrs. Dwyer, Mrs. E Quinlan, Miss K Veitch, M Hogan, J. Bennett, Mrs. P Dawe.
Capt. W. J. Kennedy’s schooner, Luetta, which is offered for sale, is 97 tons, not 87 as appeared in the advertisement yesterday.
Mr. P. Healy, Petty Harbor, had two fine salmon in his nets yesterday which weighed 31 lbs. They sold at 20 cents a lb.
Patrick Pender, who stole some clothes from Denis McCathy and a watch from Capt. Camp, was before the Magistrate yesterday, and was sent down for six months. Brien who was in the prisoner's company when arrested, was discharged.
Mr. H.D. Reid is sending his new automobile to England by the next steamer, he having sold it to a friend in London.
A hundred and eighty herring were taken by John Wareham off Gunners’s Cove in his nets yesterday morning. He sold them for twenty cents a dozen — three dollars - a tidy day’s work for the off season.
Constable Cody of the Western Station has been transferred to Catalina, and
leaves for his new Station this morning.
| December 20, 1907 || IN MEMORIAM || WILLIAM DONNELLY: The soul of William Donnelly, a well known resident of St. John’s, was ushered into eternity at 7.30 last evening. While the angel of death was hovering around, the family surrounded his bedside, and the end was peace. Deceased for many years was prominent in social life and all who knew him, knew him as a friend. His word was his bond and his nature was too modest to admit of a good turn done. Mr. Donnelly was a native of County Kilkennery, Ireland, and came to St. John’s when a youth. During most of his years of residence here, he was engaged in the dry-goods business, and latterly occupied the prominent position of Foreman in the West End stores of the Hon. George Knowling. One of the oldest Drapers in St. John’s, his knowledge of that trade was much sought after, and his demise makes a vacancy that is hard to fill. A widow and two sons survive, to whom the News tenders sincere sympathy.
GEORGE WHEATLEY: Lloyd’s Surveyor Wheatley, who for many years has been a familiar figure in the life of the city, died last night at 10.30 p.m. after a week’s illness. He was about 65 years old. Some 17 years have elapsed since he came to this Country, the first Resident Lloyd’s Surveyor. His appointment was the result of continued agitation in shipping circles, and time has amply justified the wisdom of the demand. Mr. Wheatley was a man of commanding physique. His strong Northumbrian burr proclaimed him a loyal and vigorous North of England man. He was just the right man for the position, fearing none and daring all. He made many friends in the city and on the Island; probably he made some enemies, and the man who could hold the position he held, and do his duty manfully and honourably, without incurring enimity, does not exist. At the Masonic Club he was a regular visitor and his genial presence there as elsewhere, will be sorely missed. He leaves a widow, whose sorrow is shared by a large circle of friends.
STANLEY MORINE: The time of bereavement is always a time to sorrow, and when death comes amid the festive season, whose chief feature is family reunion, there is an added sadness, and a deeper pathos. But the grim reaper knows neither time nor place, and spares neither youth nor age. Yesterday morning in the far-off Toronto, young Stanley Morine was called away, — he was only about 18 years of age, but in his brief career, had won a reputation amongst his schoolmates and comrades, that any lad might well be proud of. At Bishop Feild College, where he was educated, he was regarded by Masters and pupils alike, as a boy of exceptional brightness, with a career before him of great promise. The dreaded White Plague seized him, and not the most careful ministration, or the highest medical skill could avail, to snatch him from the dread embrace. Last summer, he came with his parents on a visit to his native land, all sharing in the hope that the pure air of Salmonier might help in warding off the fatal hour. But it was not to be, and the dearly loved son has passed. A message to this effect reached Mr. William Frew of this city, yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Morine
will have warm and general sympathy in this time of sorrow. Words cannot lessen
the reality of the grief, but sympathy may assuage in some slight degree its
| December 20, 1907 || LAST TRIP OF STEAMERS || The Reid Company’s Bay steamers will leave their terminal ports on their last trip for the season of 1907 on the 27th December. During the last year, these boats have done good work, but owing to heavy demands due to big shipments of freight, some occasional delays resulted. For the season, several thousands of passengers have been carried to and from the many ports of call, but not a single accident is reported, which speaks loudly for the Captains and Officers of the steamers, and also for the service. They will receive general overhauling on reaching here. |
| December 20, 1907 || POOR TRIP FOR MARIE || The motor trawler Marie, was on the grounds yesterday, but did poorly. Trawls were set outside the three mile limit, but little or no cod was taken off them. Inside the limit, the crew fished with hand lines, and with a small quantity of bait, secured about two hundred weight. The Captain thinks if permission to use trawls on the inside were given, the market could be supplied with fresh cod during the winter. |
| December 20, 1907 || WHY COBAN DIDN’T COME || After the S.S. Coban arrived at Halifax for repairs, it was found that she could not dock for sometime, and it being necessary to have the work done without delay, the owners contracted we learn, with the Reid Co., to have the repairs done at St. John’s. The ship sailed for here, but met rough weather and was forced to put back to Halifax. It was then decided to wait for dockage at Halifax, it not being considered safe to risk the passage to St. John’s at this season, in her damaged condition. The contract for repairing her here, was then immediately cancelled. |
| December 20, 1907 || HOTEL ARRIVALS || The following registered at the Tremont yesterday: Mr. Smith, Harbor Breton; W. Loud, O. Loud, Grand Falls; J Murphy, Catalina; E Doran, Messrs Bennett (2), Bell Island; R.D.. O’Brien, Burin. |
| December 20, 1907 || LEWISPORTE || Dec. 14th. — Within the last few days, the social atmosphere has been somewhat ruffled by Magisterial Enquiries in various Civil cases. Magistrate Burt of Botwoodville, presided, assisted by W.W. Bradly, J.P. The first case was the Crown vs. E.B. Burry, for breach of the Temperance Act in and around the premises known as the Lewisporte Store. The defendant was fined fifty dollars and costs. A case of a similar nature was the Crown vs. Edgar Morris, Chief Steward of the Clyde. Constable Churchill prosecuted, and was supported by evidence of E.B. Burry. Judgement went against the defendant, also fine of fifty dollars with cost, being imposed. In the case of Nathaniel Turner vs. Richard Chalk for breach of contract, the plaintiff was awarded three dollars, each party paying a share of costs. A case of slander was also entered on the docket but was withdrawn.
As a variation of the program, O’Neill the Cloth Pedlar, essayed a test of his miraculous powers of locomotion on the water, but came to grief by the side of the wharf over which he plunged.
Another variation, was the advent on the scene of a third daughter to Mrs. and Mr. Roderick Campbell of the Albion Hotel. Rory informs us that mother and child are doing well, but adds he hopes to be blessed with a male heir to perpetrate his name.
The S.S. Fitzov of 6,000 tons burthen, is here discharging coal for the Reid Nfld Co., the ubiquitous Graham being in charge of the coal forces, the coal dump, coal cars, and hold of the steamer, apparently having his attention simultaneously.
There is very strong criticism by people who are frequently detained here for days, awaiting the movements of the S.S. Clyde. This boat is overworked and cannot possibly meet the increasing demands of the service. In order to give satisfactory service, two boats are needed, one taking the Southern route, connecting with the S.S. Dundee at Wesleyville, the other taking the Northern route, connecting at some convenient point with the S.S. Home from Bay of Islands. This would give a connected service from the latter place, via the Straits ports to Bonavista Bay.
There is a feeling of unrest and dissatisfaction prevailing in labour circles, on the subject of arrears of wages. Men have been working for three, four, and five months, without receiving any pay. Promises have from time to time been substituted for cash, which engenders doubt and distrust. Those chiefly interested are considering the advisability of requisitioning a lawyer on the subject. There are glaring cases of this nature in various parts of the Country, one not fifty miles from here, where men have been working for many months for mining speculators, without a cent of pay, and now find there is very little hope of ever getting what is due them. Meanwhile, they are indebted to suppliers for the necessities of life, during the time they have been working for nothing. This state of things suggests the necessity for a law on our Statute Book, similar to the English Truck Act., compelling employers of labours to pay their employees at least once a month, not in the currency of the employer’s store, but in the currency of the Country. We would suggest this reform as an attractive and effective plank in the political platform at the forthcoming election.
The well know and popular Undertaker of this town, Mr. Allan Hodder, and Miss Melina Anthony were recently untied in the bond of wedlock. There was a great demonstration of artillery in honour of the occasion. The people of Lewisporte unite in wishing the bride and bridegroom the enjoyment of many years of united happiness.
| December 20, 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || The S.S. Euphrates arrived on Monday afternoon from St. John’s with coal to Messrs Murray & Crawford.
Rev. W.C. White, of Heart’s Content took part in the service at St. Paul’s Church Sunday evening. He returned home Monday Morning.
The Police had several men before the Court on Monday for neglecting to pay dog taxes. They were given to the end of this year to pay up. In the District Court a couple of Civil cases were disposed of.
It is time some one should see that the water chutes of the houses on Water Street are kept in repairs. At present, during rainy weather, foot passage is annoyed by the deluge of water from defective chutes.
A missionary meeting will be held in the Methodist Church on Thursday at 7.30 p.m. The deputation of speakers will consist of Revs. T.A. Darby, B.A., Carbonear; A.M. McLeod, B.A., (Presbyterian), Hr. Grace; and probably C. Lynch, Freshwater.
The annual Missionary sermons were preached at the Methodist Church on Sunday by Rev. Dr. Cowperthwaite. The discourses were handled with marked ability and were favourably commented upon by those in the congregation, who benefited from the word of the Preacher.
The ladies of the R.C. congregation intend holding a sale of work in the Academy Hall on St. Stephen’s night. Several sales of work have been held in this town during the fall and did well. No doubt this sale will receive its share of patronage, as the ladies of the Cathedral Parish have spared no pains to make the affair a most successful one.
Mrs. Eugene Noel is now on a visit to St. John’s where she will stay a month with her father, Mr. Samuel Heath, H. M. Customs.
Mr. Henry Webber’s infant daughter, aged 8 months, succumbed to convulsions on Monday night, after a few hours illness.
Mr. John G. Munn’s dry good’s store is being tastefully decorated for Christmas. Crepe tissue and vair coloured bunting, give a pleasing effect in combination, and visitors must be struck with the good taste of the decorators.
Posters are about town, cautioning the public not to purchase or have anything to do with the fishing room at Flower’s Cove, offered for sale by the trustees of the estate of the late Andrew Parsons, as the property belongs to Mrs Harriett Parsons, widow of the late Jonathan Parsons, who formerly owned it.
Mr. Charles Rowe of Heart’s Content, and Miss Jessie Louise Ash, daughter of Mr. George Ash of this town, were united in marriage at Christ Church, by Rev. C. Carpenter, at noon today. This afternoon, the wedding party drove to Carbonear, whence the happy couple took a sleigh for Heart’s Content.
In the District Court today, the hearing of the postponed case, in which a shareman at the Labrador fishery, claimed from his father an amount said to be due him, was resumed. The Court went most minutely into the details of the Summer’s transactions, with the result that judgement was entered for the defendants. Mr. Kearney for the Plaintiff.
Through the courtesy of the genial Manager of the Hr. Grace Boot & Shoe Factory, Mr. W.J. Janes, your correspondent was shown today, several kinds of boots manufactured at this factory. It is a fine building with a capacity in machine and floorspace for turning out 300 pairs of boots per day. To fill all the orders now in for the remainder of the year, it will require 6,000 pairs of boots to complete them.
CORRESPONDENT. Hr. Grace, Dec. 17th.
| December 20, 1907 || CUT FINGER OFF || On Wednesday, Mr. J. White of Norman’s Cove, Trinity Bay, met with a painful accident, resulting in the loss of the first finger of his left hand. He was chopping a piece of board, holding it in his left hand, and almost severed the finger inside the second joint. It was hanging by the flesh, and there being no possibility of reaching a Doctor in time to save the member, he took the axe and cut it completely off. He then with the assistance of his little boy, rowed three miles and secured the service of a Doctor, who attended and dressed the wound. |
| December 20, 1907 || NAUTICAL || S.S. Ulunda sailed for Halifax at midnight. S.S. Silvia will not sail until Tuesday evening. S.S. Florence hauls into Pitt’s dock this forenoon to discharge cargo. The S.S. Almeriana sailed for Liverpool at 9 o’clock last night taking about 400 tons general cargo. S.S. Regulus now discharging coal at Lewisporte for the Anglo Nfld Dev. Co., will leave there on Saturday for Harbor Grace, where she will discharge the balance of her cargo, and come to this port to load guano for the Southern States. |
| December 20, 1907 || FUEL FAMINE AT HARBOR MAIN || Fuel has never been so scarce in the District of Harbor Main as at present. It is almost impossible to get wood and there is not a sufficient supply of coal to meet the demand. The mild weather up to the present, has prevented people from getting wood out, and not many are provided with enough for their immediate needs. To get a supply, they must go from five to ten miles from the settlement, and until the lakes and ponds freeze up, it is impossible to get it out. A continuance of mild weather will cause a great deal of suffering amongst the people all round Conception Bay, especially those who are not prepared for using coal — and they are the majority. |
| December 20, 1907 || SERIOUSLY INJURED || Yesterday forenoon, Fred Clarke, a passenger on the S.S. Portia for Springdale, met with an accident that will probably cost him his life. Soon after boarding the ship, he went to walk down the saloon steps, and tripped in the covering, which predicated him to the bottom. He struck his head. Several others of the passengers saw the accident and gave an alarm. In an unconscious condition he was picked up, and later driven to the Hopkins’ boarding house, where he was attended by Dr. Tait. His collar bone was found to be broken, while his skull was also fractured. Last night he was in a very precarious condition. |
| December 20, 1907 || PERSONAL || Magistrate and Mrs. O’Donnell returned to Bell Island yesterday. Mr. M Walsh, who had been on business to Trinity Bay, returned to the city last evening. Thomas Foran, Sailmaker, is seriously ill at his residence and his recovery is most doubtful. Mr. H.K. King and wife left by last evening’s express for his home, New Bonaventure, Trinity Bay. Mr. Peter Elinder, Head Machinist at Grand Falls, arrived in the city last evening on a short holiday. Mr. Jos. Curran of Gambo, who has been in town for the past week, returned to his home by last evening’s express. Mr. Edward Gladney left last evening’s express for Halifax to spend the Christmas holidays with his brother Michael. Mr. Wilson Loud, Foreman Builder at Grand Falls, and his son Ormon, arrived in the city yesterday on a short visit. Mr. Harold Tessier, son of Mr. C.W.H. Tessier who has been visiting his parents, returned to Montreal by the express last evening. Mr. Bernard McGrath left for King’s Cove by last evening’s express, to spend Christmas with his family. He returns by the Portia next trip and goes to New
York in connection with timber limits at Labrador. The Leader of the Opposition, Capt. Charles Dawe, M.H.A., is steadily gaining ground. His Physician forbids him attending the opening session of The House, but before the curtain is rung down on the present Assembly, it is confidently hoped that the veteran and popular Leader will be able to take his seat. Mr. Pickering, who for a number of years was Master Mechanic for the Reid Co. at Whitebourne, but recently residing at Baddeck, Cape Breton, underwent an operation at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, last week. The operation was attended with some danger, but was deemed necessary to save his life. He is now considered out of danger. |
| December 20, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || Last night, Constable White delivered to each Storekeeper in the city, a copy of the revised “black list” and served notice on them not to sell liquor to the men whose names appear thereon.
Owing to the large shipment of freight gone by the Portia, Mr. T. Clarke left as Assistant to Purser Coulton.
There has been a great scarcity of rabbits this season, and some that reached town yesterday sold at 40 cents a pair.
The Police made three arrests last night all being for inebriation. They will appear before the Magistrate this morning.
Mr. Edward Dooley, a well know Butcher, died at his residence New Gower St., yesterday, after a short illness.
There is but little snow along the railway at present and all the trains are making regular time without the need of plows.
Weather has been stormy in Placentia Bay the last few days and in consequence, the coastal steamers have been making poor time.
John Stack of Petty Harbor brought three salmon to town yesterday which he took in nets the night previous. One of them weighed 20 lbs.
Some of the Engineers who have been awarded certificates by the local Board of Examiners, say that uncertificated men are being employed, which is contrary to law.
The person who lost a letter addressed, “The Editeress Home Companion Carmelite House Carmelite St. E.C.” can be relieved of suspense as it was picked up and posted last night.
Mr. M.F. O’Toole's schooner, Triton, will undergo repairs this winter at Conception Harbor. She will be given new topsides and some new upper timbers. A new midmast will also be put in. The Triton will then be a practically new schooner, her bottom being all hardwood, and as sound as the day she was launched.
The weather conditions along the line yesterday were fairly moderate, though it was showery West from the Quarry. Last night’s reports are: Port aux Basques, N.W., light, fine, 28 above. Bay of Islands, N.W., light, showery, 22 above. Quarry, calm, fine, 22 above. Bishop’s Falls, W., light, fine, 22 above. Clarenville, calm, fine, 30 above. Whitebourne, W., light, fine, 32 above.
This is the S.S. Silvia’s last trip here for the season. On arrival at New York she will lie up for the winter and undergo general repairs.
Mayor Burchell of Glace Bay has been formally committed by Stipendiary McLean, to stand trial at the next session of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia. He has been admitted to bail.
Several Foremen and a number of Labourers came in from Bell Island yesterday
afternoon, and went out by express to their homes. Work will be curtailed until
after the New Year, as nearly all the men go to their homes for Christmas week.
| December 20, 1907 || DEATHS || DONNELLY — Last evening after a lingering illness, William Donnelly, a native of Kilkenny, Ireland, in his 63 year. Funeral on Sunday next, at 2.30 p.m. from his late residence, 109 Military Road. Friends will please accept this the only intimation.
MORRIS — on the Dec. 19th., Ellen beloved wife of the late Geoffrey Morris,
aged 92 years, leaving two sons and two daughters to mourn the loss of a kind
and loving mother. Funeral on Saturday at 2.30 p.m. from her late residence, 42
William Street. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this the only
intimation. — R.I.P.
| December 21, 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || Mr. W.A. Munn arrived from St. John’s by Tuesday night’s train and returns to the city this evening.
The S.S. Regulus, Captain Wakeham, is expected here on Sunday with 800 tons of coal to Messrs R. Rutherford & Co.
Rev. Canon Noel returned from Bay de Verde via Carbonear at 11 p.m. Tuesday. The S.S. Ethie was delayed and did not reach Carbonear till late that night.
Mr. George Makinson Sr., came in by Wednesday afternoon’s train. Mrs. W.E. Wood of St. John’s also arrived that afternoon on a short visit to her mother Mrs Harrie Godden.
Mr. Solomon Roberts of Change Islands, N.D.B. was the guest of Mr. Willis Davis last Sunday and went to St. John’s by Monday evening’s train. He took passage for home on the S.S. Portia which sails North today.
Wednesday being a fine day, quite a number of people from adjacent settlements were in town, and for a time the stores along Water Street did a brisk trade. People are now purchasing their Christmas groceries and other goods.
Mr. Norman Munn received a cablegram on Tuesday saying that his schooner Antoinette, Captain George Webber, had reached Fayal in the Azores. The Antoinette was bound to this port from Liverpool and must have met with rough weather, as she is somewhat delayed before she again leaves for home after refitting.
Mr. C.A.C. Bruce arrived from St. John’s by Wednesday night’s train and put up at the Gordon Lodge.
The S.S. Euphrates which brought a quantity of coal to Messrs Murray & Crawford, left for St. John’s early this morning.
Mrs. John Hogan went to Bell Island by the steamer Progress on Sunday, to spend a couple of months with her daughter, Mrs. William Power.
The C of E congregation at Bay de Verde, intends building a new parsonage next spring, and arrangements for its construction are now being made.
Mr. Joseph Ross is having his grocery store tastefully decorated with boughs and evergreen, so that the shop will look attractive during the Christmas season.
A quiet wedding took place at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Church of the Holy Redeemer at Spaniard’s Bay, when Mr. George W. Andrews, son of Mr. Stephen Andrews, led to the altar Miss Louise Davis, youngest daughter of Mr. George Davis. All belong to this town. The ceremony was performed by Rev. C. Carpenter, incumbent of the mission of Christ Church at Hr. Grace South. The bride was given away by her brother, Mr. Llewlyn Davis, while Miss Belle Hawkins attended as bridesmaid. Rev. J.S. Adams, incumbent of the mission of Spaniard’s Bay, supported the groom. After the ceremony, the bridal party returned to town and partook of a wedding supper at the residence of the bride's father. The bridal presents were many and expensive, among them being a valued gift from the firm of W H Thompson & Co., in whose drug store the very popular young groom is employed. Mr. Andrews is widely known and respected while Mrs. Andrews is equally appreciated and esteemed. The happy couple have hosts of friends who are pleased to offer congratulations, and who unite in expressing the hope that their journey through life together may be a long one, uninterrupted with the sorrows and cares which too frequently mar the joy of home life.
It would repay those who have the time to do so, to visit the farm of Mr. H.C. Watts, and see the arrangements which cannot fail to inspire the visitor with a sense of its cleanliness, tidiness, and the general fitness of things. That which specially attracts the visitor is the extreme care with which the work of the dairy is managed. Twenty acres of land are under cultivation, and the difference crops raised each year are bountiful and of such excellent quality, that several products have taken prizes, some of them first, in the agricultural exhibitions held in St. John’s.
On this farm is an immense cattle stable in which are now housed 75 head of cattle. The sanitary arrangements of this building are of an improved order, and are so disposed that the best advantages are received therefrom. About half these cattle will be slaughtered during the Christmas season, and the remainder will be kept for the winter supply of beef. All this meat will be sold at Mr. Watts Grocery Store on Water Street, so that it can be readily understood, a large number of customers have to be supplied. Beside cattle, 40 sheep are kept at the farm. Last year, Mr. Watts had 50 ewe sheep, but the havoc made by dogs about town induced him to decrease his stock of sheep.
Upon the premises is a unique kind of vegetable cellar which contains a large portion of the crops raised upon the farm. The cellar is entirely built of concrete, even the roof, which is laid upon railway irons, is concrete. The interior is well lighted during the day by means of windows of three fold sashes. At the farm besides sheep and cattle, quite a lot of poultry of different kinds is kept, and the employees are kept busy in attending to their charges. Mr. John Dove, who has been upon the place for 25 years, is the chief farmer; and to his management and faithful service, the success of the farm, to a large extent is due; while he is ably assisted by Mr. Bertram Stevenson, who has been for 20 years upon the farm. Mr James Aylward is the Butcher, and also deserves the commendation which is his due.
CORRESPONDENT. Harbor Grace, Dec. 19, 1907.
| December 21, 1907 || WESTERN NOTES || (From the Western Star): Although bait is scarce, yet the fishermen of Crabbes and Highlands do well with codfish when they can get out in their boats, and the fish are of large size. They will be salted in, all winter, and cured next spring.
Quite a number of fur bearing animals have been captured this fall on the North Side of Bay St. George. One day last week Mr. Angus McLellan of Highlands, trapped a fine silver-hair fox quite near his home at that settlement.
Capt. Samuel Swyer of Sandy Point, is having a schooner about 40 tons, built this winter at Harry’s Brook. Capt. Samuel Butt is Master Builder, and judging by past efforts in ship building, a first class is expected to be turned out by Capt. Swyer,
We learn that the dwelling house and gardens of Mr. Ed Hanrahan, St. George’s, have been purchased by Mr. B.A. McRoux. The little schooner yacht built and launched this year by Mr. Hanarhan, has been docked, and in the spring her owner will likely return and sail her to Boston, where she will have a gasoline engine installed in her.
The gasoline boat used by Capt. O L Seely in this Bay, was disposed of last week to Capt. S. Shaw, of Bay St. George. We learn that Capt. Shaw got her at a remarkably low figure. She is a very comfortable and speedy boat, and it is the intention of the owner to take her to Labrador next year, to facilitate his fishing operations.
On Tuesday last, Magistrate MacDonald had John Benoit of Bank Head cited before him at St. George’s. The defendant who is a lad of only 17 years, was charged with having broken into the shop of Mr. Andrew March, Bank Head. As far as we can learn, nothing was taken from the shop excepting a few biscuits. The Magistrate fined him $5.
Frost fishing will soon begin in the rivers around Crabbes and Highlands. The weather of late has been too mild and the fish have kept out in deep water, but will likely be taking to the rivers next week. This is a profitable industry to the people of the above named places, as the fish after being frozen, are shipped to St. John’s, where they realize eight cents a dozen.
Beavers sometime jeopardize human life in their dam and house building operations. There are several families of these animals living along the banks of the Humber River, and a couple of houses have been constructed this year in Scriber’s Pond, near Governor’s Point. The other day, they had a large birch tree laid across the railway track, and it would have done some serious damage to an express train, but for the timely arrival of section man Seward, who had the stick removed just before the tran
| December 21, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || The S.S. Rosalind took a very large cargo last trip, mostly of codfish, herring, and oil.
The S.S. Fritzo which was discharging coal at Lewisporte for the Reid Co., left at 1 p.m. yesterday in ballast for Sydney.
The finest collection of Goods ever shown in the city, is at the reliable Jewellers, T.J. Duley & Co.
Big inducements have been held out to men to engage in lumbering during the winter; but it is still impossible to engage a sufficient number.
Another batch of Newfoundlanders who were working at Sydney, arrived by the last Bruce. Times are dull at the Sydneys at present, and the men are returning for the winter months.
The young man Clarke who fell down the stairs of the saloon of the S.S. Portia, has fully recovered, and was able to be about yesterday afternoon.
Mr. D. Clatney, Sacristan of the R.C. Cathedral, is now decorating the Church for the Christmas Festival, and his work, as in the past, will make the beautiful altars show to advantage.
Mr. P. O’Neill of Harbor Grace, the oldest and one of the most trusted employees of the Reid Co., has been pensioned by the Company, in recognition of his service, and in future will reside at Harbor Grace.
Last night, a well known East Ender was found hanging fast to the fence opposite Hutching’s Street. He was in an inebriated condition and his collar was so tight — even more tight than himself — that he was almost suffocated. Two gentlemen released him from his perilous predicament and informed some friends, who took him to his home.
The weather report along the line yesterday showed that it was snowing in places, with a mild temperature. Last night’s conditions were: Port aux Basques, N.W., light, fine 34 above. Bay of Islands, N.W., light, snowing, 30 above. Quarry, S.W., light, snowing, 17 above. Bishop’s Falls, N.W. light, fine, 28 above. Clarenville, calm, fine, 30 above. Whitebourne, calm fine, 30 above.
Rev. Mr. Freeman who has been suffering from the loss of voice through bronchitis, is recovering and hopes to take his work up tomorrow. He will preach a sermon specially on Temperance lines tomorrow night, at Alexander Street Church, and it is hoped friends of the cause will rally in good force to show their interest.
Yesterday, the Police were looking for two seamen who shipped on the Brigt
Mayflower. The men had been off drinking and they had much trouble in finding
them. The absenting of seamen from ships has become a nuisance and, as already
suggested, legislation is needed in the matter, as the missing of a fair wind
often means considerable loss to the shippers.
| December 23, 1907 || PROSPERO BACK FROM WESTWARD || The S.S. Propero, Capt. T. Fitzpatrick, arrived from the Westward at 7 last evening after one of the quickest trips for the season. She left here at 9 p.m. Thursday, the 12th., in a dense fog which continued until Cape Broyle was reached at 1.30 a.m. next day. At 5 a.m. the passage was resumed and the ship was continuously running until she reach port last night. Monday last, a snow storm from the S.E. sprung up at daylight, and continued until night, when the wind veered to the E.N.E. The steamer kept running all the time and made Rose Blanche when the storm was at the worst. Thursday night there was also interference with the steamer's progress. The Prospero brought a large quantity of freight and the following passengers: Capt. Braithwaite; Messrs Pine, Gibson, Spencer, Hartigan, Gorman, Mrs. White, Misses White, Costello, Gosse, Harvey, Gorman, Courtenay in saloon, and 40 in steerage. The steamer does not sail again until Thursday morning. |
| December 23, 1907 || DROPPED DEAD IN CHURCH || Mr. Joseph Daley, a well known resident of the East End, St. John’s, died suddenly while attending the 8 o’clock Mass in the R.C. Cathedral yesterday morning. He arose at the usual hour, and was apparently in good health. He was in a pew with Mr. William Aspell, and shortly before Mass commenced, he gave two or three moans and fell to the floor. Mr. Aspell, with the assistance of other men, picked him up and took him to the rear of the High Altar and summoned a Priest, but life was
extinct before the Clergyman arrived. The body was then removed from the Church and taken and taken to his late home in a sleigh. The deceased was in his 71st year, and up to the time of his death, enjoyed good health. He was out Saturday night making Christmas purchases, and was in his usual good spirits. For many years Mr. Dailey was a prominent figure in city politics, being a strong
adherent of the Whiteway party. He was appointed Door Keeper at the House of Assembly in 1898, which position he occupied up to the time of his death. He was a Blacksmith by trade, and a prominent member of the Mechanics Society since 1883, and was always identified with everything for the promotion of the Society's interest, and was highly respected by his brother members. He is survived by his widow and two daughters, one of whom is married to Mr. John Donnelly of the Municipal Council. The other is single. The new sympathy is with the sorrowing widow and family — — (missing) |
| December 23, 1907 || YESTERDAY’S FUNERALS || WHEATLEY: All that was mortal of George Wheatley, late Lloyd’s Surveyor, was laid to rest in the General Protestant Cemetery yesterday afternoon. The body was enclosed in a handsome casket and the mourners included Mrs. Wheatley, who drove — missing— and the Masonic fraternity. The pall bearers were: – Hon. G. Shea, Hon. E.R. Bowring, Hon. J Anderson, W.B. Grieves, Esq., W.C. Job, Esq., A J. Harvey, Esq. At the grave side, Revs Dr. Curtis and J Thackeray officiated.
DONNELLY: The funeral of the late William Donnelly took place from his residence at 2.30 p.m., there being a large attendance of mourners, testifying the esteem in which deceased was held. At the R.C. Cathedral, prayers for the dead were recited by Rev. A Fyme,
interment was in the family plot at Belvedere.
| December 23, 1907 || FROZEN HERRING CARGOES FEW || When the Prospero left Bay of Islands, there had been but a small quantity of herring frozen. However, upwards of 6,000 barrels were spread on flakes, etc. but no frost had been experienced for several days. During Saturday and yesterday, there was sufficient frost to freeze all that may be spread, and as herring were plentiful, it is expected that a good many barrels were frozen. All the fish awaiting the frost when the Prospero left, have likely been destroyed, as when not frozen inside 24 hours, the herring are of an inferior quantity and fetch poor prices. Herring is abundant in that part of the Humber Arm near Corner Brook, and being so near the rails, the fishermen can be supplied daily with bait. |
| December 23, 1907 || HOTEL ARRIVALS || WAVERLEY — Thomas Baker, Mrs. T. Baker, John Baker, Marystown; William Molloy, Mrs. W. Molloy, Mortier Bay; William Kennedy, Western Bay; Thomas Moore, John Moore, Bay de Verde; L P Mulloney, Witless Bay.
TREMOUNT — Thomas Spencer, Fortune; Mr. and Mrs. P. Ryan, Catalina; Miss May Bowdring, Miss C. Nugent, Wabana.
CROSBIE — W.L. Carnochan, M S. Wabana; H.W. Eylert, A.B. Harding, Bonne Bay; H.B. Chamberlain, M.D., Grand Falls; S.L.
| December 23, 1907 || DEATH OF A RELIGIOUS || At 7.30 last evening, Sister Stanislaus, of St. Patrick's Convent, was touched by death. She obyed the summon with perfect submission to the Omnipotent, and while the other sisters of the cloister were in prayer at her bedside, the soul of the holy nun took its flight. Sister Stanislaus was known in the world as Miss Sinnott, and several years ago, offered her life to the work of God, and the training of the youth of her sex. During her convent life, she endeared herself to the little ones under her care, and her saintly smile was a panacea to the children when school difficulties would arise. With the Sisters she was also a great favourite being devoutly pious, zealous, and submissive, and during her illness of several months, the utmost care and attention was given. Human aid however, availed not. Deceased had only attained her 32nd year when her promising life was cut short, but her death hath no string. To the relatives and the Sisters the News extends sympathy, and say “requiescat in pace.” |
| December 23, 1907 || CENTRAL DISTRICT COURT || (Before Judge Conroy). Patrick J Gleeson of St. John’s vs. James Martin of Flat Rock. — An action for damage growing out of the wanton shooting of a valuable setter dog, on Monday the 2nd December, at Flat Rock. Two witnesses, one of them an eyewitnesses of the deed, and complainant, were heard on plaintiff’s side, and defendant and one witness were heard on defendant’s side. His Worship was prepared to deliver judgement, but upon request of defendant’s counsel for a postponement, this was consented to by council for complainant, and an adjournment was accordingly taken to Monday 30th Dec., as no business will be conducted (this) Christmas week. Mr. Pitman for complainant; Mr. Howley for defendant. |
| December 23, 1907 || PERSONAL || Mrs. (Capt.) A Jackman left for Canada by yesterday’s express. Capt. J. Lewis, M.H.A., left by Saturday’s train for Holyrood. Dr. Cornochan of Bell Island, came in town Saturday and is staying at the Crosbie. Mr. Thomas Spencer, Fortune, arrived by the Prospero and is staying at the Tremont. Capt. Braithwaite returned from Cape Ray Marconi Station by the Prospero last night. Capt. Clyde Lake left for Glouchester by yesterday’s express where he will purchase a banker. Mr. J Ashley arrived from Grand Falls by Saturday’s express, to spend Christmas with his parents. Dr. Chamberlain Grand Falls, came in by Saturday’s express to spend a short vacation. He is staying at the Crosbie. The marriage of Mr. W.C. Sheppard, a young business man of Spaniard’s Bay, to Miss May Ellis, daughter of Mr. C.A Ellis of Patrick Street, will take place at St. Mary’s Church on the 26th December. |
| December 23, 1907 || NAUTICAL || Barqt. Kenneth Victor will finish loading at G.M Barr’s today. Briqt. Mary Lloyd, Jones, sails today for Barcelona with 4,000 quintals of fish from Baine Johnston & Co. Brigt. Bella Rose, Coward, has arrived at Oporto from this port after a splendid run of 14 days, all well. Barqt. Dunure, Hartery, 25 days from Oporto with wine etc., arrived to Bowring Bros. at 1 p.m. yesterday. Schooner Pearl Eveline, three days from Louisburg with coal for Smith Co. Ltd., arrived at 3 p.m. yesterday. Tern schooner Water Witch, 39 days from Philadelpha, coal laden to A.S. Rendell & Co., arrived at noon yesterday. S.S. Wobun, two days from Sydney, coal laden for J & W. Pitts, arrived at 8 o’clock Saturday night, having had a fine passage down. S.S. Adventure, Couch, arrived from Sydney at 12.30 p.m. yesterday. She left there on Friday night at 10 o’clock and had a fine passage down. She has a load of coal and 100 barrels of tar on deck. Schooner Cardenia, Capt. Lewis, arrived from Harbor Breton on Saturday morning with coal for Job Bros & Co. The Cardenia was purchased at Lunenburg by Capt Lewis, and will be used in the Grand Bank fishery next season. She was built in 1903 and is 99 tons. |
| December 23, 1907 || WEDDED AT BROOKLYN, N.Y. || THE MARRIAGE OF Miss Katie Mckenzie, grand-daughter of Mrs. Catherine Woodford of Woodford Station, to Mr. John Quinlan, son of Capt. John Quinlan of Holyrood, took place before the high altar of the Church of the Holy Name, Prospect and Ninth Avenues, Brooklyn, N.Y. on Tuesday, Dec. 10th at 5 o’clock p.m. The bride, who was led to the altar and given away by her uncle Mr. T.M. Woodford, was beautifully attired in a costume of white crepe de chene, trimmed with white taffeta with hat to match, and was attended by her cousin, Miss May L Woodford, who wore a handsome dress of white isla silk, trimmed with white lace, and white hat trimmed with pink rosebuds. The groom was assisted by Mr. Richard P. Woodford, brother of the bridesmaid. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Father Riley, Pastor of the Church, who at its conclusion, congratulated the young couple and wished them a happy and prosperous voyage through life. Among the guests who sat down to the wedding feast at the residence of the bride’s uncle, 464 Prospect Avenue, were: Mr and Mrs. Wm. J Veitch, Capt. Robert Bartlett, Mr and Mrs B.A. Scanlan, Miss Madge Veitch, Mr James F Phelan, Moss May Lamb and Miss Molly Ryan, all natives of “that dear old isle out in the sea” which was by no means forgotten in the speeches and toasts of the evening. Among those who contributed to the evening's program of entertainment was Miss May Lamb, of St. John’s, whose performed on the violin, accompanied by her cousin, Miss Marie Phelan, as well as her excellent piano playing, elicited special applause. The young couple who were the recipients of many beautiful wedding gifts, have taken up their residence at 462 Prospect Avenue. Mr. Quinlan is First Officer of the four masted West Indian trader, ”Samuel W. Hathaway”, which ship is commanded by his brother, Capt. Peter Quinlan. BROOKLYN, Dec 19th 1907. |
| December 23, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || The express last evening, took out a large number of passengers, including Capt. C Lake, Mrs. J Gardner, G. Clarke, J Abbott, A.W. Lake, M. Kelley, P. LeQuex, J Morris, J. Hunt, W. Weeks, J. Bennett, A. Hownsell, Mrs. Capt. Jackman, E.J. Bowden, Mrs. M Dearin, J Churchill.
Mr. A.W. Lake of Fortune, left by yesterday’s express for Boston to meet Mr. Marvin, the President of the American-Newfoundland Packing and Trading Co., Ltd. Mr. J.J. Pittman will join them in a few days when they will proceed to Washington, to introduce the Lake Fresh Cod Steak to the Bureau of Supplies there.
The S.S. Home which arrived at Bay of Islands Saturday morning, was unable to get further North than Red Bay last trip. Capt. Blandford reports Northern slob ice coming up the Straits, and it is so heavy that it was dangerous. All the people North from Red Bay, can now bid adieu to the outside world until June next.
Friday night last, a disturbance took place on the freight train that left here in the afternoon. Conductor Bezant was assaulted by six of the passengers, who will be summoned during the week.
On Saturday evening, a young man belonging to Conception Bay, on his way to Bell Island, imbibed too freely and became noisy at the Railway Depot. He was arrested and taken to the lock-up, and was released yesterday morning, on making a deposit to appear before the Magistrate today, to answer to the charge of drunk and disorderly.
Over 4,000 tons of coal arrived since Saturday. At that, there need be no fear of a scarcity of fuel to cook the Christmas dinner.
The schooner Clara, Capt. Falen, will load fish at R.D. McRay & Son's, Harbor Grace, for the Mediterranean.
Passengers by Saturday’s express say that there is less snow along the line, West from Whitebourne, than at this season for several years.
When the Prospero left Bay of Islands last trip, she took a large quantity of herring to Bonne Bay for bait for the fishermen of the latter place. At Bonne Bay, codfish are plentiful, and when the men secure bait they will do well.
The Police made six arrests Saturday night — three drunks, and three drunk and disorderly. Four were released yesterday, after making the usual deposit. The other two, a black lister, and an inmate of the Poor Asylum, were held until this morning when they will appear before the Magistrate.
Business was brisk on Water Street and Middle Street on Saturday evening. The past week was a good one with the business firms and shops generally. The trade done is said to be nearly double that of any previous week this fall, and the cash receipts were in excess of the corresponding week last year.
The weather along the line Saturday night, was the coldest for the season. At the Quarry, the mercury stood at zero, at Bishop’s Falls 6 above. In the city at 7.30 a.m. yesterday, it was 7 above. Last night, reports were: Port aux Basques, N.W., light, dull, 32 above. Bay of Island, N.E., light, snowing, 28 above.
Quarry, N.W.,light, fine, 8 above. Bishop’s Falls, W, light, fine 9 above. Clarenville, calm, fine, 16 above.
Whitbourn, N.W., light, 28 above. City, N.W. light, fine, 25 above.
By the next Allan Boat leaving for Philadelphia, Mr. Kesner will make the largest shipment of brass and copper that has ever been made from here.
Mrs. Benedict, the wife of the American Consul, has just received the sad news of the death of her mother, Mrs. S.E. Chase, which occurred yesterday at Washington, D.C.
Good progress is being made towards the completion of the New Church at Upper Gullies. Recently it was painted outside and carpenters are now engaged at the inside of the tower, which will be finished in a short time.
A special freight train will arrive from Port aux Basques this morning with a big shipment of poultry and fresh beef.
A young lady passing down Theatre Hill on Saturday night, was followed and insulted by an unknown man. The girl was very much frightened and had to get a friend to accompany her to her home. Another young woman had a similar experience on Forest Road.
The S.S. Bruce is not due from Sydney until 8 this morning. She was delayed at Port aux Basques owing to an accident to her propellor,
and did sail from there till 1 p.m. yesterday.
| December 23, 1907 || DEATHS || DALY — On Sunday morning, 22nd December of heart failure, Joseph Daly, aged 71 years. Funeral on Tuesday at 2.30 p.m. from his late residence, 13 Bond Street. Friends and acquaintances please accept this the only intimation. — R.I.P. |
| December 24, 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || Mr. Albert Bradbury of Bears Cove is now ill, but his friends hope he will be about again in a short time.
Miss Mary Joy, late School Teacher in Crocker’s Cove, Carbonear, went by Tuesday’s express to Boston where she will reside.
Mr. Wm. Churchill, Inspector of Public Buildings, arrived here on Thursday. He went to Carbonear on Friday and returning, left here by that evening’s train. Hon. Eli Dawe came to town the same day.
Mr. A.D. Davis’ grocery store is neatly decorated for Christmas and looks very attractive. His was among the first shops here this year to put a Christmas appearance.
Messrs Munn & Co.’s brigt., Amy Louise, Capt. Sheppard, arrived to Brigus this evening from Sydney with coal.
Mr. Robert Lahey from Sydney, and Miss Annie Lahey from Boston, arrived by Thursday night’s train on a visit to their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Lahey. The former will stay several weeks and the latter will remain all the winter.
Mrs. Florence March arrived from St. John’s on Thursday, on a month’s visit to her parents. Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Cowperthwaite. Mrs. Cowperthwaite, who was ill recently, is now much improved in health and will porbably go back to St. John’s with Mrs. March during the month of January.
Quite a number of schooners from different parts of the Bay are gathering here to take coal from the S.S. Regulus, which is expected to Messrs R Rutherford & Co., on Sunday. The S.S. Adventure is due to arrive to the same firm with a cargo of coal about the middle of January next.
Mrs. W.E. Wood returned to St. John’s by Friday morning’s train. Mr. George Parsons of the Nickelodeon, went to St. John’s by this morning’s train to spend Christmas week at home. The Nickelodeon reopens at the Academy Hall after the sale of work.
Mr. C.A.C. Bruce returned to the city by this evening train.
The sale of work to be held at the Academy Hall on St. Stephen’s night, promises to be a successful affair. The ladies committee have endeavoured to make it as attractive as possible, and when it is known the following are in attendance at the takes, one cannot doubt this sale will be well patronized and continued to the end of the week. The ladies connected with the fancy table are; Madames T. Hanrahan, D. Freeman and D Pumphrey, Miss C Conners, W. Keefe and A. Pumphrey, with candy table: Miss Annie Croclse, Maggie Fitzgerald, Rose Connelly, Mary Pumphrey, Madeline Cody, Alice Dawley and Bride Lee, and with the Christmas tree: Misses Annie Casey, Maggie Thomey, M.T. Colbert, Katie Cody and C Fitzgerald.
Messrs R. Rutherford & Co., have finished their contract for the building of the new Church (St. Peter’s) at the Southside. The outside of the Church is now completed but the inside is yet to be finished. The building, when completed, will be a handsome structure, and the work done by the Contractors reflects great credit upon them. All interested with the Church are pleased with the execution of the contract, and are proud to have such a fine building to worship in. The tower, which was designed by Rev. C Carpenter, and faithfully constructed by the Contractor, is considered a beautiful piece of workmanship which required great skill in its execution. The satisfactory performance of all contracts must establish a reputation for the Contractors worth having.
A Missionary meeting was held in the Methodist Church on Thursday night, Rev. Dr. Cowperthwaite, Pastor of the Church being Chairman. After the customary singing of hymns, the reading of Scripture, and offering of prayers, the Chairman read a synopsis of the report of Methocist Missions for the past year, and in a few prefatory remarks, introduced the speakers. The first was Rev. A.M. McLoud, B.A., of the Presbyterian Church of this town, who in an elegant, fluent, and impressive address, spoke of the Presbyterian Mission work of Corea. The next to rise was Rev. T.B. Darby, B.A., of Carbonear, and his address showed a comprehensive grasp of general Missionary labour. He enumerated many obstacles which frequently militate against the speedy success of the earnest Missionary, especially in foreign fields, and the entire address was a fluent enthusiastic exposition on evangelistic lines of Missionary enterprise. Then followed Rev. C Rench of Freshwater. This was the third time he had address a Missionary meeting in Harbor Grace, the first being 24 years ago, the second 10 years ago, and now he was again privileged to speak on mission work to a Harbor Grace congregation. He felt that many changes had occurred since he has spoken of missions in Harbor Grace, and he is pleased to note that the different Churches had so arranged their work in the foreign mission fields, that more co operation and less individual effort for self now obtained. His effort was a pleasing one and his words seemed to impress the listeners with a sense of their obligation in respect to missions. The congregation through not large, was an appreciative one, and the meeting of Thursday night will be remembered as among the most successful of such occasions.
CORRESPONDENT, Harbor Grace, Dec. 21st 1907.
| December 24, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || It is understood that Mr. Art Herder will be given the position of Chief Clerk in the next Assembly, and Mr. Herder’s position — Second Clerk – will be taken by Mr. Summer, B.L.
Mr. Ernest Llewellyn Weight, a passenger on board the Sicilian, now due from Liverpool, will be ordained a Priest of the Anglican Church by the Lord Bishop, soon after his arrival. He will be attached to the Cathedral parish. Mr Weight is a graduate of Waminster College, England.
Boisterous scenes are occasionally witnessed at the junction of Freshwater Road and LeMarchant Road, where a number of farmers and others from adjacent settlements, congregate on their way home in the evening. By the time they have their business done down town, they are about drunk enough to look for more liquor, and they stop at the higher level pubs to have a parting glass, and usually end up in a quarrel and noisy conduct and blasphemy. This is of frequent occurrence, and a Policeman is needed there in the afternoon and evening, especially on Saturdays.
There is no saloon, and only two steerage passengers booked for the Silvia up to last night.
By the next trip of the Rosalind, Mr. William Butt, Agent for Jones & Co., will ship 500 casks of shore fish to his firm at Halifax.
Mr. P Hanley has been awarded the contract for painting the new rooms that are being opened in the basement of the Star Hall.
A little girl named Gillis, sliding down Cookstown Road yesterday, ran into a
Mrs. Kelly, knocking her down and giving her a severe shock. The woman had to be
assisted to her home.
| December 24, 1907 || BIRTHS || BUTLER — Yesterday morning, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Philip Butler, 139 LeMarchant Road. |
| December 24, 1907 || DEATHS || JOYCE — Yesterday at 7.15 p.m., Susie, beloved wife of Mr. Robin Joyce, and daughter of Mr. James Guy Sr., of Carbonear. Funeral on Christmas Day at 2.30 o’clock from her late residence 912 Freshwater Road. Friends will please attend without further notice. |
| December 26, 1907 || A CHRISTMAS FUNERAL || Yesterday afternoon, whilst Christmas festivities and rejoicings were in most of our homes, a sad procession wended its way to the General Protestant cemetery, where the mortal remains of the late Mrs. Susie Joyce were reverently consigned to Mother Earth. She passed away on Monday night after an illness of several weeks, which despite acute suffering, she had endured with perfect resignation to the Divine will. Her husband, Mr. Robert Joyce, of Browring Bros’ Dry Goods, is left with four little children, the youngest an infant of a few weeks, to mourn throughout life the loss of a devoted wife and mother. The blow falls with severity upon her aged father, Mr. James Guy, Sr. of Carbonear, her brother and sisters. During her last days, she was lovingly attended by a relative who came from Carbonear, and amongst those from her native town who were privileged to attend the last sad rites, were her brother, Mr. William Guy, and her brother in law, Messrs W.F. Penney, Eben R Penney, and T.C. Badcock. The funeral was conducted by the Revs. Charles Hackett and F.B. Matthews, B.A., the latter a relative by marriage of the deceased lady. Sympathy is always acute when a young wife is called from her husband and babies, but there is an added pain when the parting takes place on the day of family re-union, the birthday of Christ. |
| December 26, 1907 || NEWFOUNDLANDER DROWNED || Lunenburg, N.S., Dec. 25th .— Joseph Nickell, a Freman on the Newfoundland steamer Louise, in port here, was found drowned in the dock this morning. |
| December 26, 1907 || HYMENIAL || GUNN — DAVIDSON: The wedding took place yesterday (Christmas Day) at the residence of the bride’s parents, Bon Accrod Cottage, Topsail Road, of Miss F.S. Davidson, youngest daughter of W.H. Davidson, Esq., to Mr. J. Gunn, of Wick, Scotland. The ceremony was conducted by Rev. J Thackeray, owing to the illness of the Rev. DR. Robertson. The bridesmaids were Misses Henry and Kathleen Davidson. Mr. R.A. Edwards performed the duties of best man. The bride was attired in a dress of cream silk crepe de chine and silk embroidery. The presents were very handsome and numerous including several cheques. After supper, the happy couple left for their future home on Leslie Street. |
| December 26, 1907 || BRUCE PASSENGERS || The S.S. Bruce arrived at Port aux Basques at noon today. She was delayed at Sydney owing to the non-arrival of the I.C.R. express. The following passengers came by her; Mr. and Mrs. Short, H. Forsey, J Turpinat, J. Marks, R. Moulton, E R Scans in saloon, and 10 in steerage. The express is due at 2 this afternoon. |
| December 26, 1907 || CARBONEAR || Rev. F.D. McCarthy returned from St. John’s Friday afternoon.
The Government Inspector of Public Buildings, Mr. Churchill, came in on Thursday on business, returning again on the afternoon’s express.
The courteous Conductor of the express running between St. John’s and Carbonear, Mr. P Lee, is enjoying a well deserved holiday.
Another small shipment of coal arrived to Messrs Duff & Son’s on Friday from the city, in their schooner Hope. The local market is still tight, regarding this indispensable commodity.
A bazaar will be held during Christmas week in St. Patrick’s Hall. Great preparation is being made by those interested and expectations go high for an enjoyable time.
Messrs. D. Munn and C.A.C. Bruce passed through our town Friday, en route to Freshwater, on business of life insurance. The Canada Life Co., of which Mr .Bruce is Resident Agent, has quite a number of policy holders in this go ahead little settlement.
The S.S. Stella Maris arrived to Messrs J & J Maddock on Friday from Exploits, laden with lumber and other building materials.
Constable Squires arrived by the Ethie on Saturday, with a prisoner named Frost, for Harbor Grace Jail, whither he is sent by Magistrate Tuff, for disturbing the peace at Old Perlican. The option of $10 or 30 days was sentence imposed.
The North wing of the Methodist Church at Freshwater is completed and ready for occupancy. Saturday night last, prospective pew holders poured their tithes into the store house and as a result, $500 was received towards defraying expenses incurred. The wing affords space for twenty additional seats and is in uniformity with the one recently built on the opposite side.
Messrs Duff & Sons’ barquentine Kenneth Victor, Capt. George Dean, has been chartered by Mr. G.M. Barr, of St. John’s. She was towed over by the D.P. Ingraham, Wednesday morning.
The ranks of the noble army of benedicts was swelled, Thursday afternoon, by the addition of two young folk who live on the banks of the Southside. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Mr. Darby amidst a large assembly.
Parties claiming land where the proposed fire break is to be made have selected their arbitrators, likewise the Government we learn, have named Mr. Leander Pike as their appointee. Mr. Robert Dull represents the interests of Albert Howell estate; Mr. George Crocker, the Anglican Church “glebs land”; Mr Joseph Udell the estate of Robert Ash, and Mr. James Moore the land of Mrs. William Best.
Miss Badcock and Pike of the Methodist College Staff, and Miss Katie M Penney, Teacher at Lower Island Cove, arrived on Saturday to spend Christmas vacation.
Messrs Rork & Sons’ schooner, Lena, Peter Cullen, Master, arrived from Boston Saturday night, with a cargo of kerosene oil, corn meal, and Yankee notions for the owners.
Signs of the approaching Christmas festival are apparent. Profusive decorations adorn the well stocked stores up and down Water Street. Not the least in attractive quality is the new supply store and offices of the United Towns Electric Co. At this store, with the generous supply of electric fluid, may be seen any endless variety of bulbs, finished in fancy colours and patterns. Through these, the sensations of light shine brilliantly, and serves as a splendid advertisement of the Company’s goods.
CORRESPONDENT, Carbonear Dec.24th.
| December 26, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || The trawler Marie did fairly well Tuesday and fish was offered in the Cove all day.
Dr. Allen came over from Harbor Grace on Tuesday and is staying at the Crosbie.
There is a large stock of poultry in the city at present. Many orders for Christmas were cancelled owing to the late arrival of shipments.
The crib at Belvedere was visited by a large number of people yesterday. It was neatly decorated and presented a very pleasant appearance.
The Virginia Lake brought the following passengers to Placentia: Capt. W. Kennedy, Mrs. Ottis, Mrs. Frander, Miss Lane, Mrs. Vigus, Noel, Wells, Coxworthy. They arrived by last night train.
The steamer Kong Haakon, seven days from New York, arrived at Lewisporte yesterday with a general cargo for the A E Reed Co. Stormy weather was experienced the passage down.
During the high wind early yesterday forenoon, a schooner was seen under small canvas, reaching North. She must have had a terrible experience if out in the gale that raged during the early hours of yesterday morning.
Some of the saloons who have been selling liquor to minors will be summoned this week. One young fellow on being examined, said he could get liquor in bottles at a certain places any time he wanted it.
It was fine along the line yesterday, the temperature being milder than for some years at the same date. Last night’s reports are: Port aux Basques, calm, fine, 34 above. Bay of Islands, N.W., dull, 30 above. Quarry, S.W., snowing, 24 above. Bishop’s Falls, W., light, fine, 32 above. Clarenville, calm, fine, 36 above. Whitebourne, W, light, fine, 32 above.
The present mild weather is a serious drawback to loggers. There has been no frost of any account up the country so far, and the logging is two weeks behind last season. The Exploits River was frozen solid on the 15th December last year, but up to the present, very little ice has formed on any of the lakes.
The Salvation Army brass band rendered some appropriate airs yesterday morning along LeMarchant and Circular Roads.
Rabbits were sold in the city Tuesday for 35 cents a pair.
The schooner Olive, Fitzpatrick, arrived Tuesday from Nipper’s Harbor, with a full cargo of fish to A. Goodridge & Sons;
The largest block of granite ever quarried in the United States, was taken recently out of a quarry at Knoxville, Tennessee. It contains 1,000 cubic feet.
There was only one arrest for drunkenness yesterday. The tippler was one Rogers, and was taken in custody by Constable Tobin in the West End. He will appear before the Court this forenoon.
The employees at the Boot and Shoe Factory have turned out more work this fall than for several years. They have been working up to Christmas Eve, on full time, while formerly, they would be taking holidays from about the 15th December.
On Tuesday night, two young fellows, both half drunk, fought for fully five minutes on Gower Street, near the Sailors’ home, while a crowd looked on. The report that the Police were coming, ended the encounter and both escaped before the Officers reached the spot.
The Reid Company kept the street cars running until 1.30 Christmas morning, for the accommodation of the business public, and the people who attended Midnight Mass at the R.C. Cathedral. The thoughtfulness on the part of Messrs Reid, was highly appreciated by the public. It proved a great convenience to the congregation coming from Midnight Mass, especially as the streets, owing to the wet weather during the day, were in a bad condition.
A young man who celebrated Christmas Day not wisely, became quarrelsome at the boarding house on Hamilton Street yesterday afternoon, and after several repeated warnings, he was ejected. He challenged everybody in the neighbourhood to a fistic encounter, but no notice was taken of him. Later in the evening he cooled off and returned, but was refused admittance. He demanded his clothes but was told that he could not get them until he paid up arrears for board and lodging.
Mr. Freidman, who has been to Bell Island the past week making arrangements for building a store there, returned on Tuesday afternoon. The contract for building has been given to Mr. Norman, and work will be commenced at once. It is expected to be ready by the end of February. Mr. Freidman received two good offers for the land during the past summer, it being considered one of the best locations for a business premise on the Island. He will open a dry goods and grocery store there in March.
On Tuesday afternoon, a little girl named Cummings picked up a purse on Water Street, and gave it to the Police Officer Nugent, who handed it into the Police Station. It contained $3.69, a return ticket to Holyrood, and some other small articles. It belonged to a woman from Salmonier, who soon after, called at the Station to report her loss, and was surprised to find it waiting an owner. She had not a cent left and was in a bad fix. When the little girl picked up the purse, a man who was nearby claimed it as his, but the child paid no heed to him, and ran to the Policeman to whom she gave it. No doubt had the willy gent got it, the rightful owner would be minus her cash and ticket now.
An ore steamer passed the narrows at 3 p.m. yesterday, bound to Bell Island.
There was a good sheet of ice on Parade Hill on Monday, and but for the mild weather, it would have been open for general skating today.
Constable Day arrived from Britannia Cove by Tuesday evening's train, having in custody a patient for the Lunatic Asylum, named William Martin, of Hickman’s Harbor, Trinity Bay. He has been ailing for over a year, and was here in the Hospital last winter for treatment. He is forty nine years old and married.
Mr. William Loder is having his schooner repaired at White Rock, Smith Sound, this winter. Mr. Josiah Frampton is supervising the work.
There were only seven arrests for drunkenness on Christmas Eve, the smallest number for many years. Two only were disorderly, and they with the other five, were released on depositing five dollars each for appearance today.
The Prospero takes a large cargo of freight today, which will finish the seasons shipments up West.
A resident of Casey Street who was under the influence of liquor, fell off the sidewalk near the Telegraph building last night, and severely hurt his knee. He could not walk and had to get a cab to take him home.
Mr. George W.B. Ayre slipped on the sidewalk opposite his father’s shop on Water Street Tuesday evening, and sprained his ankle and had to be taken to his home in a cab. He suffered a good deal of pain and it was thought the ankle was dislocated until the Doctor had examined it.
The last issue of Leslie’s Weekly, reproduced from its issue of Dec. 19th,
1857, has a picture of the late Queen Victoria opening Parliament. The picture
shows her in the act of reading the Speech in the House of Commons, and the
Prince Consort seated by her.
| December 26, 1907 || DEATHS || CHRISTIAN — At Trinity on the 19th December, Elizabeth, beloved wife of Thomas Christian aged 64 years, leaving a husband and two sons to mourn their loss.
WALSH — There passed away on Tuesday, December 24th., in the 83rd year of her
age, Mrs. Ann Walsh, relict of the late Stephen Walsh, Contractor, and mother of
Wm. Walsh, the well known Custom Shoemaker of Bannerman Street, and mother of
Stan Walsh of the firm Moore & Co., Plumbers, also having two daughters, Mrs.
Philip Moore and Mrs. Richard Carroll, of Signal Hill, to mourn the loss of a
kind and loving mother. Funeral today, Thursday, at 2.30 o’clock, from her son’s
residence, No. 30 ½ Bannerman Street. Friends and acquaintance are kindly
requested to attend with further notice. No crepe.
| December 27, 1907 || BOYS STILL GET LIQUOR || Last night, Detective Byrne, who has been on the trail of some boys who have been getting liquor at saloons, came upon a half dozen of them in a dark lane off George Street, where they had been drinking from a bottle, but they bolted when they caught sight of the Officer, and all escaped. Byrne had been shadowing them for two hours and suspected that the place he found them would be their rendezvous, and betook himself there to await their coming, but they were there ahead of him. It was dark, but not too dark for him to recognize most of the boys, and it is likely some of them will be examined to find out from whom they got the liquor. Suspicion rests on two saloon keepers in the West End of the city. |
| December 27, 1907 || GIRLS ARRESTED ONE RELEASED || Last night at 10 o’clock, Constable Stamp arrested Maggie Stamp on Flavin Street, who was under the influence of liquor. She was acting in a disorderly manner, and her conduct had attracted a crowd of youths who followed her up the street. When the Officer took her in charge, she resisted violently, and he had to call a cab in which she was conveyed to the Police Station. Another girl named Walsh, a comrade of hers, was also taken into custody, but she not being intoxicated, was not locked up, and on being given her liberty, lost no time in getting out of the reach of the Police. |
| December 27, 1907 || ANOTHER LARCENT ‘STRUCK OIL’ || On Tuesday night, a case of oil was broken open at The Government Oil Yard and the contents, valued at $8.00, taken. The oil was being transferred to the yard by Hearn & Co., and some was left outside the fence, it being too late to store it by the time the last load reached there, and it was left unprotected. Detective Byrne was on the case yesterday, but up to 8 p.m., no trace of the thief was found. |
| December 27, 1907 || A PITIABLE CASE || A widow from one of the outlying settlements is wandering the streets daily, generally in an inebriated condition. The misguided woman has created considerable trouble about the city, and it is said she is suffering from mental aberration. She has frequently been arrested, and when her husband was lying dead, the unfortunate woman was held in custody by the Police. The authorities should interfere and protect the woman from herself. |
| December 27, 1907 || PORS ARRIVES || The S.S. Pors, two days from Sydney, coal laden to Kennedy & Mullaly, arrived at 11 o’clock last night. She had a splendid run down, and did not feel the strong Southerly gale of Christmas morning. The Pors has made three round trips between this port and Sydney in a little over two weeks. That is exceptionally good work. |
| December 27, 1907 || HOTEL ARRIVALS || CROSBIE — D.P. Osmond, Morton’s Harbor; P.F. O’Reilly, Placentia.
WAVERLEY — R. Scott, J.P., Fogo; Thomas Fitzgerald, Clarke’s Beach.
| December 27, 1907 || FATAL ACCIDENT AT HERMITAGE BAY || A Sad accident happened at Little Bay, H.B., on Monday, December 16th., which resulted in the death of Thomas Domine of that place. The deceased was a little way from his home in his dory, after firewood, and was engaged in picking up wood and putting it in his boat, as his man threw it from the bank into the water. Either a stick of wood or a stone must have fallen from the cliff and struck him on the back of the head. He fell to the bottom of his dory senseless, and when reached was dead. The deceased leaves a sorrowing wife and four brothers, to who our heartfelt sympathy is extended.
Fish is veery scarce here now, and the fishermen are putting their boats away for the rough season.
Our esteemed Pastor, The Rev. G. Bishop, is through with his arduous and dangerous, as well as consecrated, journeying up and down the Coast in his yacht, for this year. His is a very hard mission and he deserves sympathy for his unceasing effort to minister to the wants of body, as well as soul, of his flock.
Scarlet fever of a mild type is prevalent here, and every precaution is being taken to kill it out.
HERMIT, Hermitage, Dec. 21st.
| December 27, 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || Mr. John O’Neil, Cloth Seller, arrived in town last week, and is staying at Cochrane House.
The different schools now have their holidays and the children are anticipating the joys of Christmas,
Mr. William Gear, H.M. Customs, Bay of Islands, arrived by Saturday night’s train and put up at Gordon Lodge.
Mr. Joseph Hanrahan of the Bank of Montreal, and Mr. William Noel of the Department of Mines and Agriculture, arrived by Saturday night’s train to spend Christmas week at their parental homes.
Messrs Munn & Co.’s steamer Louise, Captain E. Burke, was at Lunenburg up to this evening. The following schooners loaded coal from the S.S. Regulus at Messrs R. Rutherford & Co.’s this week. Pet, Morning Star, Annie, Florence, Susanna and Studlands.
Owing to the unfavourable state of the weather, not many persons from adjacent settlements were in town today. Business was not very brisk and the shops’ did not do the trade that was expected. In the evening and night, the grocery stores were kept busy for some hours.
Dr. Allen went to St. John’s by train on Monday; Miss Hill, assistant teacher at the Methodist Superior School, went to Carbonear by this afternoon’s train to spend Christmas with friends. Mr. J.A. Templeton, Manager of the Bank of Nova Scotia here, left by this evening’s train to spend Christmas Day at St. John’s.
The S.S. Regulus, Captain Wakeham, arrived at 8.30 Sunday night to Messrs. R Rutherford & Co., with 700 tons coal. The work of discharging commenced at 2 p.m. Monday, and at noon today, the steamer was ready to leave port, when she left for St. John’s. Captain Sheppard of the Brigt. Amy Louise, who came by last’s train, took passage by her.
A small boy had a bigger one before the Court today. Defendant was accused of beating the little chap and he admitted having done so under provocation. His Honour imposed a fine of one dollar or seven days. District Inspector Baily had two boys up for disorderly conduct at the Railway Station. The charge was sustained, but the punishment awarded was light, as the Judge was under the influence of Christmas goodwill, so he deferred judgement, the boys having to pay cost or go to jail for 3 days. The Reid Nfld Co. proceeded against two young men belonging to Tilton, who were recent passengers on No. 1 train, for assaulting the Conductor, smashing the windows of the car, breaking a seat, and doing other damage. The defendants said they had no recollection of what happened as they were under liquor. The judge took a serious view of the affair, pointed out how unworthy of citizens their conduct was, and severely condemned it. On two counts he imposed a fine of $25 each, and on the other $10., so that each defendant had to pay $35 or take 3 months imprisonment. Constable Spracklin appeared against a woman from the Southside for selling liquor. This case was first heard in September, and was twice postponed, the final hearing taking place today. After the case was partly heard, the woman pleaded “guilty” and a fine of 450 or one month, was imposed. In the District Court the same day, the Anglo-Nfld Fish Exports Co., sued a man for payment of his account. Defendant admitted the debt, and the judgement went by confession to the plaintiff for the amount claimed. A woman claimed from a Butcher an amount due her on a cow sold to him. Judgement was given to plaintiff. A man sued another for an amount, but after the case was heard, plaintiff got judgement for 40 cents and cost.
CORRESPONDENT, Harbor Grace, Dec. 24th, 1907.
| December 27, 1907 || EIGHT BELOW ZERO || On Friday night a snow storm set in which continued up to near midnight Saturday. Snow in many places was piled to a height of two and three feet by the high wind. The weather was not very cold until tea time Saturday, when the mercury commenced to drop rapidly, and on Sunday morning, it was only 10 above zero in Bay of Islands. We learn that at the Quarry it was 8 below and at Millertown Junction 3 below. For three weeks we had enjoyed delightful weather, and it was thought we were going to have a green Christmas, but now the whole surroundings country has a heavy wintery appearance. — Western Star. |
| December 27, 1907 || “HOMES” REPORT || The S.S. Home, Capt. Blandford, returned from North, Saturday forenoon. The steamer had been as far as Red Bay, which port she reached Wednesday morning, but owing to the presence of so much slob ice, the Capt. did not deem it prudent to force further North. Although the weather was fairly fine and not a great deal of frost, yet the water being chilled, the ice formed very quickly on calm nights. Along by the edge of the ice off Red Bay, there thousand of sea birds, such large number were never seen before. A few seals have been captured lately in the Straits. There was very little snow on the Northern part of the Coast, in fact when the steamer was there, it was not deep enough for sleighing purpose. Codfish were very plentiful in Bonne Bay and boats were getting two to four quintals per day. The Home sailed again early this morning, going as far as possible, and on Monday next, sails from here on her last trip for the season. – Western Star. |
| December 27, 1907 || BREAKS HIS LEG THREE TIMES || The young man Pardy, one of the victims of the Effie M wreck on the 19th of September, and referred to a month ago as having renewed the breakage of his broken limb by a movement in his cot at the Hospital, again laid open the fracture on Monday, by some similar misadventure. The break is in the thigh bone and it was knitting favourably in both instances; now there are fears that unfavourable conditions may supervene; but whether this be so or not, the process of recovery will necessarily prove slow and tedious. All the other suffers in that wreck have long come out of Hospital, and are working at their homes in Bonavista Bay. |
| December 27, 1907 || WESTERN NOTES || (From the Western Star). Mr. O’Brien Owen, son of Mr. O.J. Owen, came from Dalhousie on Friday to spend Christmas holiday here.
Mr. Mackie of Bonne Bay, who had been out West purchasing hay, came here Friday and returned to Bonne Bay by the home.
Mr. Frank Beasley, who has been here superintending the loading of herring cargoes for the Halifax Cold Storage Co., returned to Halifax on Friday.
Mr. George Saunders, who had been surveying all the summer for the Albert E Reed Co. of Nfld. Ltd., came from Bishop’s Falls Friday to visit his family. He intends returning to Bishop’s Falls again next month.
Mr. C Rowlings of the firm of J.A. Farquhar & Co., Halifax, returned Wednesday from Bonne Bay, where he had been winding up the business of Preble Bros. He was accompanied by Mrs. Rowlings. They left Friday for Halifax.
Mr. Bryan James Curling of the 60th Rifles, eldest son of the late Rev. J.J. Curling, of Hamble House South Hants, England, formerly Missionary Priest at Bay of Islands, was married at Bitterine on the 17th Dec., to Lillian Mary, youngest daughter of Mr. Sutherland Wells of Bitterine Court.
Dr. Crowe, who recently went to Bonne Bay to take over Dr. Parson's practice, came here in the Prospero. He is suffering from a hernia and left on Friday for Montreal to undergo surgical treatment. Dr. A.J. Mosley who will practice in Bonne Bay during the winter, arrived Monday and went North by the Home.
Mrs. Mary Anne Pike, wife of Mr. Charles Pike, Kepple Island, passed into rest at Bonne Bay on the 18th December at the age of 25 years. The deceased had been confined in August and later contracted pneumonia, which terminated fatally. She was a daughter of the late Corbett Hopkins, Norris Point, Bonne Bay, and was a great favourite with all her acquaintances. Her early demise is greatly regretted by them.
The prizes and medals for the successful competitors in the 1907 regatta, arrived Friday. Their distribution will likely take place in the Court House next week.
Typhoid fever seems to be on the increase in this Bay. Dr. Fisher visited Lark Harbor on Wednesday, where he found five persons suffering from the disease, two of the cases being of a virulent type.
The Bruce mail on Monday was the largest ever brought over on that steamer. There were twenty- two baskets of parcels and a large number of sacks.
The vessel Lila E. Norwood, Capt. Noel, arrived at Bonne Bay Thursday, with a full general cargo from Halifax, for Mr. Harrington and others. The vessel met favourable
weather, and made a very good run from Halifax.
| December 27, 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || Reid Newfoundland Company: Home is North of Bonne Bay. Dundee arrived at Port Blandford at 7 p.m. yesterday. Ethie arrived at Clarenville at 2.15 p.m. yesterday. Clyde left Lewisporte at 6 p.m. yesterday. Argyle leaves Placentia this morning going West. Virginia Lake left Placentia at 5.30 p.m. yesterday.
Bowrings: Portia is due at Tilt Cove. Prospero sailed at 10 a.m. yesterday
| December 27, 1907 || NEWFOUNDLANDER KILLED || Benjamin Eddy, a native of St. John’s, 36 years of age and unmarried, was killed as a result of a disastrous boiler explosion at Dominion No.2 Colliery recently. Several were injured, and one other, Angus McNeil, of Glace Bay, succumbed to his injuries. They were both conveyed to the Hospital, where Eddy died shortly after noon on Saturday, after enduring intense suffering from his burns and bruises. |
| December 27, 1907 || S.S. STELLA MARIS || Capt. Farquhar of the steamer Stella Maris, is a hustler. Notwithstanding the lateness of the season, he leaves this evening for Dog Bay, to load lumber for the Horwood Lumber Company, having recently returned from a trip to Twillingate, Wesleyville, and Carbonear. The Stella Maris has done good work recently, and promises to be a useful factor in commercial circles. She sails tonight from E.J. Horwood’s wharf. |
| December 27, 1907 || PERSONAL || Mr. F.C. Jerrett
arrived from Brigus yesterday. Mr. J.J. McDougall, Bell Island, is in town, and staying at the Crosbie. Mr. A Mews, Deputy Colonial Secretary, is confined to his home, suffering from LaGrippe. Inspector General McCowen was much improved yesterday, and was able to leave his room for a few hours. Mr. Levi Hart, brother of the late Jarius Hart, of Halifax, died on Monday night after a brief illness, at the age of 82. He was one of the foremost and most respected citizen of Halifax. |
| December 27, 1907 || NAUTICAL || Whaler Cabot went on dock yesterday for repairs. S.S. Pors sails tomorrow for Sydnsy, to load coal for this port. S.S. Adventure is expected to get away today. She goes to Sydney for coal. Brig. Olinda, Randell, has arrived from Maceio after a quick passage of 25 days. S.S. Glencoe comes off dock today and will resume her service on the South West Coast next week. Schooner Oliva, Fitzgerald, is discharging at A. Goodridge & Sons. She will likely load next week for Europe. S.S. Stella Maris arrived from Carbonear yesterday, where she discharged a cargo of lumber from Dog Bay. |
| December 27, 1907 || WEATHER REPORT || The weather up country has been exceptionally mild the last few days, and yesterday, the temperature averaged about 40 above. Port aux Basques, S.W., light, fine, 30 above. Bay of Islands, calm, fine, 30 above. Quarry, N.W., light, fine, 17 above. Bishop’s Falls, W., light, fine, 22 above. Clarenville, calm, fine, 30 above. Whitbourne, N.W., light, fine, 32 above. |
| December 27, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || There was only three arrests made last night, two girls and one man.
The express arrived at 6.50 last night, bringing a large mail and about 30 passengers.
The schooner Sea Bird commenced discharging fish at Baine Johnston & Co.’s yesterday
By yesterday’s express, a large shipment of poultry arrived, and the market is now well stocked.
The story circulated yesterday, that one of our local vessels had been lost with all hands, is without foundation.
LaGrippe is now prevalent in the city, and a number of people are confined to their homes, suffering from it.
Business was dull at all the stores in the city yesterday and last night. The water Street stores closed early.
Several fine fresh salmon were offered in the market yesterday and sold at 20 cents a pound. A ready sale was made.
It is likely the Crescent hockey team of Halifax will be brought here to play a series of games during the coming season.
Mr. J. Gladney, an ex-fire constable, died at his home yesterday at the age of 24 years. He had been ill for some weeks.
The St. Patrick’s Amusement Club held a successful dance in the British Hall last night. The attendance was large, and all enjoyed themselves.
An emergency meeting will be held at the St. John’s Masonic Lodge, this evening at 8 o’clock, for the installation of officers for the ensuing year.
The sealing steamers are now being made ready for the coming voyage, and the expenditure for labour, etc., until they sail, will be considerable.
Some of the lady friends of the B.I.S. gave a dance last night in the O’Donnel wing. About 30 couples were present and an enjoyable evening was had.
Christmas Day and yesterday, large numbers visited the Crib at Belvedere. At noon, and again at 4 p.m., the orphans sang hymns of praise and will continue to do so during the Christmas holidays.
The Reid Co., have now all their snow plows in readiness, they having been overhauled at the machine shops during the past two months. There has been no snow fighting to date, but last season, the Company had the rails blocked early in December.
A young man was found lying in a side drain on Freshwater Road, last night, unconscious from the effect of liquor. A resident near where he lay, informed the Police Station, and an Officer with a cab went up, and brought the man to the lock-up.
A seaman badly under the influence of alcohol, reported to one of the Policemen last night, that he was relieved of $13 by a brother seaman. The Officer advised the complainant to search his pockets well, and in doing so, the missing cash was found in an inside pocket of his overcoat.
Letters received from Newfoundlanders residing in the states of Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and New York, say that a great deal of privation is being felt amongst labouring men’s families, owing to the curtailment of work, consequent on the financial difficulties of the past three months. Many Newfoundland men around Philadelphia, Boston, New York and other seaport and manufacturing towns, have been laid off a good deal, and the prospect of a resumption of continuous employment does not seem good.
The British Parliament meets on January 29th.
The council holds its regular weekly session at 7.30 tonight.
Yesterday, five Reservists went aboard the Calypso to put in drill.
St Thomas choir meets this evening at 8.125. A full attendance is requested.
The British Society meets tonight to finalize arrangement for New Year’s Day parade.
The W. D. Harkins Co. are now playing in Halifax, having opened Christmas Day, at the Academy.
By last night’s train, a woman named Barnes, was brought in from Woodford’s Station to enter Hospital. She is suffering from a dislocated hip and had to be taken to the institution in the ambulance.
St. Andrew’s choir will not meet for practice this evening owing to the illness of the choir master.
Lieut. Col. has offered a shield to the Methodist Guards for competition which takes place next year.
The carols will be repeated at St. Thomas Church on Sunday evening, the service being choral throughout.
Several petty larcenies were committed Christmas Eve Night, and the Police are now looking for the culprits.
Constable Sheppard arrived from Bay Roberts last night, with an inmate of the Lunatic Asylum, named Dawson.
The S. S. Pollux, sailed last evening for Pernambuco and Maccio with 6,737 drums and 13,526 half drums of fish, shipped by Job Bros., Harvey & co., Crosbie & Co., and Smith Co.
Moores schooner Bluejacket arrived from St. Anthony yesterday with a cargo of fish. She had a fairly good run up.
Passengers leaving by Saturday’s express will connect with the S.S. Clyde for the South Sides of Notre Dame Bay.
The French brigantine Marie Sangaune, arrived at Halifax from St. Pierre Monday last, with 3,500 quintals of codfish.
The steamers Dundee and Ethie will make an extra trip this season, leaving their respective terminals on Monday, the 30th instant.
Constable Day who arrived from Britannia Cove Tuesday, with an inmate for the Lunatic Asylum, left for home by yesterday’s express.
The S.S. Regulus, after coming off dock, will load 3,000 sacks of whale guano, and proceed to Chaleur
and Dublin Cove. to finish up her cargo. She goes to Charleston S.C., and from
there comes to Philadelphia to load hard coal for this port.
| December 28, 1907 || CUPIDS || That there is a growing interest taken in Education, was evidenced by the large and appreciative audience which gathered at the closing exercises of the Methodist school on Tuesday evening. The exercise consisted of chorused school songs, dialogues and recitations, and were nicely rendered by those taking part. The teachers who trained the children, and Miss Flora Spracklin who presided at the organ, are to be congratulated on their work.
Perhaps the most interesting item on the program was the drill exhibition given by the boys of the school, under the direction of Mr. Edward Spracklin, who is a member of the Naval Reservists. The lads presented a fine appearance as they went through the various exercises, and reflected credit on themselves and their trainer.
At the close, the list of pupils who obtained passes in the June examinations was read, and the diplomas were presented to the successful candidates by Miss M.C. James, B.A.
Samuel Iviny, Frank Rowe, Mildren Smith and Trixi Lerew passed in the Intermediate; Bessie Norman, and John Byrne in the Preliminary; and Mildred Taylor, Ida Butler, Garnet Smith and Walter Norman, in the Primary.
A hearty vote of thanks to the teachers was proposed by Rev. T.H. James, Chairman of the Educational Board. It was seconded by Mr. R.J. Smith, and carried unanimously. Mr. Serrick replied in a neat little speech. He complained of the one condition which hinders work more than any other, and keeps the standard below what it should be, viz. the fact that a large number of scholars have to go to the fishery and are so late getting to school that they practically lose a term’s work at the beginning of the year. This is a serious drawback but it is unavoidable.
On the whole, the friends of the school have reason to be proud of its
record. The present popular Principal has occupied the position during the past
eight years, and we wish him continued success.
| December 28, 1907 || SCHOONER ASHORE AT EAST BAY || The schooner Ronald L.R., hailing from St. John’s, Newfoundland, went ashore at Big Pond, East Bay, on Thursday night last. She was partly loaded with coal from Sydney. The little craft dragged her anchor during a heavy gale, and at the present time the hull is full of water. The crew stripped off the sails and all the moveable articles are put away and stored. The men also saved all their clothes and belongings. The prospects of being able to save the schooner are very slim. The vessel was about 80 tons register, and carried a crew of three men besides the Captain. She is likely insured, but this could not be ascertained for sure. The crew arrived in town last night, and will leave for Sydney this morning. Buffett is the name of the Captain. — Sydney Post. |
| December 28, 1907 || PERSONAL || Mrs. J.T. Kielly arrived from Placentia by last night’s train. Mr. James Galway, Bookkeeper at R. Fernnell’s, is confined to his house suffering from La Grippe. Capt. J. Lewis, M.H.A. arrived in the city yesterday, on business. He returned to Holyrood today. Sir Robert Reid has been elected a Director of the Lake and Wood’s Milling Company, in succession to the late F.H. Matthewaon. Sergt. Courtney is laid up with La Grippe, having had to give up duty yesterday. His place in this guard room is being filled by Constable Furlong. Mr. W. Collingwood, Storekeeper at Baine Johnson & Co.’s, has been laid up with La Grippe for the past two weeks. Mr. H. Reid, Hairdresser, Water Street, has been confined to his home the past week, suffering from LaGrippe, and it will be some days before he will be able to get around again. The Montreal Star says, “The engagement is announced of Miss Ester Langrishe Mare, daughter of the late Robert Langishe Mare, of St. John’s, Newfoundland, and grand-daughter of Sir Edward D’Alton Shea, to Mr. Frank A Harwood, D.D.S., Sherbrooke Street. The marriage will take place next spring.” Owing to the illness of the Revs. W.T.D. Dunn, Mark Fenwick and Levi Curtis, D.D., who are victims of La Grippe, — a disease which is shamefully oblivious of that respect which is due to the cloth, — The President of the conference, Rev. Samuel Snowden, is coming from Bay Roberts today, to take service in Gower and George Street Churches. |
| December 28, 1907 || NAUTICAL || S.S. Rosalind leaves New York for here today. S.S. Ulunda leaves Halifax today for this port. S.S. Halifax City is due from Liverpool tomorrow. Schooner Jean, is loading at Bowring Bros. for Brazil. Barqt. Sunbeam, Newhook, left Pernambuco yesterday for this port. S.S. Woban will leave tonight for Sydney to load coal for this port. S.S. Mary is due this evening from Bell Island, and will again load freight for there. S.S. Pone will finish discharging today, and will sail for Sydney tonight to load coal for here. S.S. Regulus was examined yesterday by Inspector McLaclan previous to her sailing for South Carolina. Schooner Ethel, Capt. Herald, arrived from Figueria on Thursday, 15 days from here. She took a cargo of fish from Bishop & Monroe. Brigt Lavinia hauled over to Baine Johnston & Co.’s Southside premises yesterday, to take in fish in drums. She will finish loading there. The topsail schooner Geisha, arrived from Fogo yesterday, with a cargo of fish for J.W. Hodge. She took a cargo of coal from here about two weeks ago. Barqt. John Llewellyn, Davis Master, arrived from Pernambuco in ballast, yesterday. She had a good passage out making the run in 29 days. |
| December 28, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || The trawler Marie was out again yesterday, but did poorly owing to a short supply of bait.
Most of the business houses along Water Street were deserted last night and less cash was handled than for some weeks.
There was a large quantity of fish handled at the various merchants premises yesterday. The day was suitable for the work, it being fine with N.W. wind and all took advantage of it.
All the Western banking owners are now preparing for next season’s voyages, and Sailmakers, Blockmakers etc., are busy. Several of the fleet will be leaving about March 1st for the Gulf.
The young girl Stamp, arrested Thursday night, was before the Magistrate and sent down for 3 months. She was only released from the Penitentiary a few days ago.
A few dealers around Conception Bay have some of their past season's catch of fish to dispose of yet, and hope to get it off their hands within the next week or ten days, if the weather continues fine.
The Allan Liner Sicilian, is now twelves day out from Liverpool, and may now be expected at any hour. She is a thirteen knot ship, and under ordinary conditions, would make the run across in seven and a half or eight days. It will be remembered that she put back to Glasgow on the 12th, her engines having given out. After repairs were effected, she left again on the 6th for here.
A movement will soon be set afoot in Harbor Main District, to form T.A. Society in all the Parishes. It is understood that the Clergymen have been giving the matter some consideration and have decided to take advantage of the present temperance agitation, to inaugurate the total absence movement in the district. There will be two branches, the “Juvenile” and the “Adult”, and it is expected that the departure will meet with general support.
At 11 o’clock on Thursday night, Mrs. Walsh, wife of Mr. Stan Walsh, the well known Plumber of Moore & Co., passed away after a brief illness. Her death is a severe trial on her husband, who is now left to care for six children, the youngest being but 8 days old. The deceased was a Miss Ryan, of Torbay. Only Sunday last, Mr. Walsh's mother was buried at Belvedere. The news sympathizes with the family in their sad loss and bereavement
Next season is likely to see a new departure in the prosecution of the fishery on the Labrador Coast. Several schooner Masters are of the opinion that good voyages might have been secured the past summer if cod seines were in use, and it is expected that a trial will be made with them next season. There were places along the Coast where fish lay in schools off the shore, and would not trap or take bait, but would have been hauled if the crews had been provided seines. Enquiries have been made by schooner Masters and Planters as to the chances of getting cod seines in this town, and men who now have two or three traps, will substitute a cod seine instead of one of them, and be prepared for occurrences similar to those experienced by the fishermen the past summer
The Glencoe was surveyed yesterday by Surveyor Alcock and Capt. English.
There were four arrests last night; one drunk in charge of a horse, and three ordinary drunks.
It is understood that Capt. John F. Lewis will take charge of the banking schooner “Excelda” next season.
Passenger traffic has been slow on the line since Christmas, in fact the poorest for years. Yesterday only a few passengers left or entered the city.
Last evening, an outport man visited a West End tonstorial saloon, and called for a drink. The Barber who is a strong temperance advocate, made the outport man exit rather quickly, who was a somewhat surprised person.
About 11 last night, Officers Stapleton and Devine were called to Kickam’s Lane to arrest a young man who was creating a disturbance in the parental abode. He will appear before the Magistrate this morning.
We understand that the following changes of Captains in the sealing fleet of Baine Johnston & Co., will be made for the coming season; Vanguard, D. Blandford; Bloodhound, W. Winsor, Southern Cross, R. Fowlow, Iceland, D. Bragg.
Two salmon were taken by M Peckford in his nets outside the Narrows yesterday. They weighed about 35 pounds and sold at 20 cents per pound.
During the last week, about 300 miners left Bell island for their homes in Trinity and Conception Bays to spend the Christmas holidays. They will be returning to resume work next week.
The sale of work in aid of the Church at Portugal Cove was a grand success, the proceeds exceeding $200. The efforts of the energetic Pastor Rev. Fr. Ashley, was loyally seconded by the members of the parish.
There are a number of men now in the woods, logging for the Glenwood and Norris Arm companies, but owing to the absence of snow, but little have been done, and this season’s output is expected to be far short of last years.
The city clubs are getting ready for the winter entertainment and some lively debates and up to date concerts will be given. It is hoped too, that the billiard league will be organized, as inter Club matches are alway
| December 30, 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || Mr. J.A. Templeton returned from St. John’s by last night’s train, and Dr. Allen, by this afternoon’s train.
The British Society Band paraded the streets today, and played a number of airs, which were appreciated by the many who were abroad.
A gentleman while returning home on Christmas night, between the hours of 10 and 11, was surprised at the quiet which prevailed on Water Street. From the Post Office down to Gordon Lodge he did not meet a single person, and the only individual seen was a woman who came from one house and entered another, a short distance away.
The members of the Institute Billiard Club on Christmas Eve, presented the Secretary, O.V. Travers, Esq., with a handsome briarwood pipe, in token of their regard and esteem. The pipe is an expensive B.B.B. and upon the silver ferule, the initials O.V.T. are inscribed. Mr. Travers was not aware of the intended present from the club, and was taken by surprise when he received the gift. He appreciates the kindness which prompted this expression of good will, and was touched by the words which conveyed to him the best wishes of his friends, who hope he maybe spared to see many returns of the joyous season.
Christmas Day was one of the most quietly observed days witnessed in Harbor Grace by your Correspondent. The day had all the appearance of a Sunday, and our townspeople spent it religiously, the usual Church service being attended by large congregations of the different dominations. At 11 p.m. Christmas Eve, the R.C. Cathedral was filled with devoted worshippers when Pontifical High Mass was celebrated by His Lordship Bishop March, assisted by Revs. F.D. McCarthy, P.P., Carbonear, and W. Finn, of the Cathedral. The choir rendered its part effectively; Kyre, Mozart 12th: Gloria, Millard, Credo, Loesch; Sanctus, Mercadante, Agnus Dei, Weber. The soloists were Mrs. P. Kennedy, Mrs. M O’Brien, Miss Rose Connell, Messrs. T. Hanrahan, W.H. Kennedy and R.K. Kennedy. Miss Madeline Coady presided at the organ. An eloquent sermon on the Nativity was preached by Fr. McCarthy. The services at the Cathedral on Christmas Day were as usual.
At St. Paul’s Church, holy communion was celebrated at the 8.30 a.m. service, and again at the 11a.m. service. At 6.30 p.m. Christmas carols were sung. At the Methodist Church at 11 a.m. the service was attended by a large congregation. In the evening a service was held in the Presbyterian Church.
The members of “Rising Sun” L.O.L. (No.1) met at their hall early on St. Stephen’s Day and walked in procession by Water Street to Pippy Lane, thence on Harvey Street to Christ Church, where they attended Divine Service at 11 a.m. About 300 members took part in the parade, some transients being present. The Spaniard’s Bay band accompanied the procession and played very well. After the society was seated in the Church, the space allotted to the rest of the congregation was quickly filled, so that the Church was unable to seat all that were present. The morning service was read by Rev. C Carpenter who after welcoming the society, preached a very fine sermon from the text: “He being full of the Holy Ghost, looked steadfastly into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God.” Acts Ch 77 v 55.
The preacher thought there was something very appropriate in a Church parade, and after commenting upon the principles of the association and commending their application to the various walks of life, said the world reeded witnesses as much now as when St. Stephen died for the truth. Men may not now be called upon to suffer martyrdom, but the present time was one which called for Christmas to attest the truth for a wave of religious indifference was passing over the world. In England, literature was being circulated which had for its object the creation of disbelief in the divinity of Our Lord. He was glad that the wave had not reached Newfoundland; but he feared the time would soon come when a fringe of this wave would touch this country. He believed the wave would pass and the Christian Church would triumph in its struggle against unbelief. He exhorted the members of the association to stand firm at the watch towers, to be loyal to their principles and their God, and be on their guard against those who sought to induce unbelief.
When the preacher had pleaded earnestly for the maintenance of the truth of the gospel, he called attention to the alarming prevalence of consumption in this Country, and pointed out the insidious nature of the disease. People should not be persuaded that consumption was contagious; but the time was not distant when they must awake to the realization of the evil. He urged the congregation to take certain simple precautions, which would tend to minimize the dread malady. After the society left the Church it passed down Water Street to Cathedral Street, thence by Harvey Street to the Hall. The procession presented a fine appearance and was favourably commented upon.
CORRESPONDENT, Harbor Grace, Dec. 26th, 1907.
| December 30, 1907 || WEATHER REPORT || The last 48
hours, the weather was very mild along the line, the temperature scarcely going
below freezing point. At different stations there were a few snow showers, but
the road is practically free from it. Last night’s reports are: Port aux Basques
— Calm, fine 29 above. Bay of Islands — N.W., light, fine, 30 above. Quarry —
N.W., strong, fine, 28 above. Bishop’s Falls — N.W., Strong, fine, 28 above.
Clarenville — W., light, cloudy, 23 above. Whitbourne — N.W., strong, fine, 28
| December 30, 1907 || PERSONAL || Dr. Grenfell returns from New York by today’s express. Mr. J McRae, Harbor Grace, is at present in the city on business and is staying at the Crosbie. Capt. Whiteley and wife, who had been on a visit to friends in England, returned by the Sicilian. Mrs. M.F. O’Toole, Conception Harbor, arrived in town on Saturday afternoon, on a visit to her sister, Mrs. J.T. Meaney, Freshwater Road. Rev. Mr. Weight who is to be ordained for the Anglican Church, arrived by the S.S. Sicilian yesterday. The ordination takes place at an early date. |
| December 30, 1907 || JOSEPH NICHOLL FOUND DROWNED || Fireman of Newfoundland Steamer Fell Overboard at Lunenburg: Lunenburg, N.S., Dec 25th. — Joseph Nicholl, a Fireman on the Newfoundland steamer Louise, Captain Burke, was found drowned in the dock this morning at nine o’clock, by two of his mates. Nicholl did not go on board last night, and this morning his cap was found floating near the boat which is lying at Zwicker’s wharf. He evidently fell into the water, while attempting to board the vessel. He was found on the bottom, and his face was dreadfully bruised showing that he had struck something in his descent. He belongs to St. John’s, where his father and mother reside. He was single man about 25 years of age. Dr. R.H. Burrell Connor, held an inquest, and a verdict of found drowned was rendered. Nicholl was a man of quite habits, and Captain Burke states that he was a faithful worker. The steamer brought a cargo of fish to Zwicker & Co., and was to return today, but will not go until tomorrow. The unfortunate accident has caused keen regret here, particularly because of its occurrence at the Christmas season. The body is in charge of Undertaker Hopus and will be forwarded to St. John’s. |
| December 30, 1907 || NEWFOUNDLAND FISHERMEN DROWNED || Boston, Dec. 23rd. — The loss of two men of the fishing schooner Mary E Whalen, in the blizzard of last Saturday, was reported today by the schooner Regina, which came in from the fishing grounds. The men were Martin Gatherall, aged 23 of Bawline, Nfld., and Michael Hendrickson, of Placentia, Nfld., aged 27. The men were in their dories when caught in the blizzard, and capsized. Both men were unmarried. |
| December 30, 1907 || SCHOONER WRECKED CREW SAFE || Saturday forenoon, messages were received in town, saying that the schooner Penobscot, owned by W. Ashbourn of Twillingate, had been lost on Cann Island, during the night, and that the crew had escaped. The Penobscot had 2,000 quintals of fish on board, which we learn together with the schooner, was insured. How the schooner went on Cann Island is unknown, as there is a light there, and according to weather conditions, the night would be clear. It is supposed however, that the craft was beating out the run and miss-stayed. |
| December 30, 1907 || WILL INVESTIGATE || Supt. Sullivan is determined to throughly investigate the complaints that have been made to him regarding saloon keepers selling liquor to minors. He has summoned one of the boys who received the liquor in bottles at various times, and shared it with his companions, some of whom are younger that he. This boy who will appear before the Magistrate this forenoon, is 16 years of age, stout but decidedly of boyish appearance, and would appear to even a casual observer, to be under the prescribed age at which youths are entitled to the adult privilege of getting liquor in saloons. The word, “apparently” in the Act, is the stumbling block to successful prosecutions for this offence, and upon the judge’s decision in this case, whether the youth is “apparently” 18 years old or not, will depend the prosecution of the offenders in this instance. |
| December 30, 1907 || BRUCE PASSENGERS || The S.S. Bruce arrive at Port aux Basques at 8.40 a.m. yesterday, bringing the following passengers: Dr. W.H. Grenfell, W.G. Eberhardt, Mrs. R. Allison, Mrs. C. Taylor, Mrs. W. Gaden, W. Thorpe, J. Elford, in saloon, and 80 in second class. The express is due this noon. |
| December 30, 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || Reid Newfoundland Company: Home is North of Bonne Bay. Ethie sails from Clarenville this morning. Clyde leaves Lewisporte this morning. Dundee leaves Port Blandford, this morning. Virginia Lake left Hermitage Cove at noon Saturday going West. Argyle is due at Placentia this morning.
BOWRINGS: Portia is due this morning. No word of the Prospero was received
| December 30, 1907 || CAPT. DELANEY’S NEW APPOINTMENT || The steamer Bruce, arrived on Sunday night with 45 passengers, and thirty-six hours late. Her detention was due to an accident to her propellor. She returned immediately to Port aux Basques and resumed her regular sailings. Capt. Delaney, who has been the Commander of the Bruce ever since she has been built, is to be retired within a few weeks, and will be given the management of the Reid Newfoundland Company’s sailing fleet. Capt. Delaney has been a most efficient Master and is regarded as one of Newfoundland’s most capable mariners. The new appointment will necessitate Capt. Delaney’s permanent removal to Newfoundland, which is to be regretted from North Sydney’s standpoint. It is understood Capt. Taylor, the Second Officer of the Bruce, will succeed Capt. Delaney in command of the ship. — North Sydney Herald. |
| December 30, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || The S.S. Ulunda is due this morning from Halifax.
Cape Race reported last night, a strong Westerly gale with nothing in sight
By yesterday’s express, fewer passengers left than for any Sunday this season.
Inspector O’Reilly left by yesterday’s express to connect with the cruiser Fiona.
The patients at the Hospital will be given a concert and tea at the institution this evening
Last night, a number of immigrants were ashore from the Sicilian and attended our various Churches.
The funeral of the late Mrs Stan Walsh took place yesterday and was largely attended. Interment was at Belvedere.
The whaler Cabot is now having some repairs made to her hull and also getting a new tail-shaft. The work is being done by the Reid Newfoundland Co.
It was reported about town Saturday night, that Capt. Wollard had been released from the Penitentiary. The News made enquiries and learned that the story was incorrect.
During this week, about 30,000 quintals of fish will be shipped to Brazil by the Lavinia Jean, Emma E Whidden, William Norton, Kenneth Victor and Olinda. This will be the largest shipment for one week to leave port for some time.
Skipper James Wade of Conception Harbor, is having his schooner, Lapwing, repaired this winter.
The ambulance was called up to the Salvation Army Rescue Home on Saturday, to convey a young woman named Sussie Quinlan to the Hospital.
Several members of the Police Forces are laid up up with the La Grippe. Constable McKay, Night Guard at the Central Fire Station, is laid off, and constable Simmons is doing duty in his stead. Sergt, Courtney and Constable Carew, Guards at the Police Station, are also laid off, and their places is being filled by Constable Furlong and Lynch.
One of the men who assaulted Conductor Bezant as referred to in the News, was arrested Saturday last, and will appear before the Magistrate today.
Passengers who arrived by Saturday’s express, reported herring plentiful at Bay of Islands, with the weather splendid for freezing purposes. Practically all the vessels were almost finished when the express was coming through.
The S.S. Pollux which loaded and sailed for the Brazilian market last week, was not the first steamer to take a fish cargo to Brazil. Some 20 years ago, Bowring Bros. loaded the S.S. Raleigh for Brazil, she being the first steamer to sail from here with drum fish.
The different bay boats of the Reid Co. leave this morning on their last rrip for the season.
The trawler Marie was on the grounds again Saturday, but did poorly, her crew getting only about half cwt. of fish.
The city was very quite Saturday night, the Police only making one arrest. The prisoner was released yesterday, it being his first offence this year.
The topsail schooner Drucie, arrived in port yesterday afternoon after a good
passage of five days from Boston. She is in ballast consigned to order.
| December 30, 1907 || DEATHS || COLE — On Dec. 28th at 7 p.m. of heart failure, Mary Linegar, relict of the late Capt. William Cole, aged 72 years, leaving 2 sons and 2 daughters to mourn a loving mother. Funeral on Tuesday at 2.30 p.m. from her late residence, 16 John St. Friends kindly attend.–R.I.P.
HISCOCK — On Saturday evening after a long and painful illness, Frederick Hiscock,
age 55 years. Leaving a wife, 4 sons and 4 daughters to mourn their sad loss.
Funeral today Monday at 2.30 p.m. from his late residence South Side. Friends
will please accept this the only intimation.
| December 31, 1907 || YESTERDAY'S FIRE || At Tremont Hotel, Losses Are Large. The fire at the Tremont Hotel yesterday afternoon, caused damages to the amount of $4,000. It originated through a cause unknown at present, in the lavatory on the top flat, and was first discovered by one of the Domestics. The girl, instead of alarming the boarders, most of whom were present, tried to put the fire out herself, and after an unsuccessful attempt, informed those downstairs. Messrs E. Doran, T.O Spencer, T. Davis, and P Ryan then endeavoured to extinguish the blaze, but it had reached too large proportions, and their effort were futile.
Two lady boarders and the servants, rushed to the street and an alarm was sent. The Firemen, the West End and Central Companies, responded quickly, but when they arrived, flames were shooting through the roof and being fanned by a stiff breeze. It looked a rather serious problem for them to tackle, however they soon had two streams of water on, and the hatchet men after a hard fight, managed to reach the roof, and cut away the burning ceiling. This was a difficult task owing to the roof being slated. It was fortunate however, that the roof was covered with slate, otherwise there is every possibility of a serious conflagration having occurred. The fire had spread to the adjoining building, MacNamara’s, when the Companies arrived, and this roof had also to be cut through. After about half an hour, danger had passed, and soon after, the fire was finally subdued.
The damage caused by the fire was of little consequence, but the water and smoke was responsible for serious loss. Mrs. McGrath, the Proprietress of the Tremont, had practically all her household furniture destroyed, including crockery, bedding, cutlery, etc., and the loss to her is irretrievable, as she has no insurance on the effects. Mr. W. Allan, Jeweller, who occupies the store below, had his place ruined by water and smoke. Mr. John Jackson’s show rooms next door, are also damaged, as is also Mr. A. MacNamara’s Jewellery
Store. The latter three carried insurance. Mrs. McGrath, who is an aged woman,
feels her loss keenly, as the furniture destroyed was the accumulation of many
years hard work.
| December 31, 1907 || A CRUEL JOKE ON DOMESTIC || Miss Lizzie Picco, a Domestic Servant in the household of Mr. Clem Alcock, Military Road, was the victim of a very cruel joke yesterday. The girl belongs to Portugal Cove, where she has a sister who has been ailing for some months. Yesterday morning, she received a post card bearing the signature of Lizzie Picco telling her that her sister was dead, and to come home at once. The girl having a cousin residing at Portugal Cove, named Lizzie Picco, believed the card had come from her, and had no doubt but that her sister was dead. She wept bitterly and was making preparations to go home, when Mr. Alcock arrived for dinner. He was shown the card, and seeing it was addressed “88 Military Road, City”, suspected that it was a trick, as had it come from Portugal Cove it would be addressed St. John’s. He immediately telephoned Father Ashley, who sent his man to Mrs. Picco’s house, and found that the girl was as well as expected. Mr. Alcock has handed the card to Supt. Sullivan, and an endeavour will be made to find out who the sender of it was. It was a cruel action and it will be a pity if the callous individual escapes detection. |
| December 31, 1907 || ROW ON VESSEL COOK THREATENED || Last night, the Cook of the schooner Jean, laying at Bowring Bros’ wharf, complained to the Police that the Mate threatened to kill him. Inspector Grimes, “Head” Collins, and Constable O’Neill, boarded the ship, and found the Mate in a semi-intoxicated condition, with an evident determination to clean out all and sundry that came in the way. Inspector Grimes and “Head” Collins remonstrated with him, but their oratorical and diplomatic powers only made the past A.B. war warmer. He dared the Officers to arrest him, saying he was “afloat” and in charge, but the Police made him dumb when they told him they would take him anyhow. His last words to the Cook, in presence of the Police and a News reporter were, “Wait ‘til I get you outside, I’ll make it hot for you.” The Cook was advised to come ashore, and this morning the Mate will likely be arrested for using threatening language, as the Cook is afraid to go in the vessel with him. |
| December 31, 1907 || THE CORBELIA PUTS INTO AZORES || The barque Cordelia, Capt. Taylor, 41 days from Glasgow with coal to Bowring Bros, put into the Azores Islands yesterday in a damaged condition. Bowring Bros. wired for particulars, but up to last night they received noting beyond the message sent them in the forenoon, announcing that she had arrived there. The Cordelia must have met terrific weather, and it is evident that she was near this Coast and had to run or was driven back to the Western Islands. Repairs will be made before she resumes her passage. |
| December 31, 1907 || PRISONER ARRIVE || P Murphy and Patrick Burke charged with assaulting Conductor Bezant, and damaging the passenger coach on the 23rd Dec., were brought in yesterday by Constable Ryan. Both were taken to the lockup and Murphy was admitted to bail, and Burke was taken to the Penitentiary until Friday, when they will be brought before Judge Conroy for trial. |
| December 31, 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || Messrs. Eugene Taylor and William Badcock, drove from Carbonear this morning, and returned after a short delay.
M. P. Gibbs, Esq., Mayor of St. John’s, arrived by train on Thursday and put up at Gordon Lodge. He returned to the city on Friday morning’s train.
Rev. G.R. Godden arrived from St. John’s by Christmas night’s train, and went back on Friday morning. D. Morrison Esq., came by Friday night’s train.
Mr. Abraham Murray arrived from St. John’s by Thursday afternoon’s train, on a short visit to his sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Quinn. He returned to the city by this morning’s train.
Mr. Graham, Munn, son of John G. Munn is at present laid by with a heavy cold, and will likely have to remain at home a few days before returning to business.
The orange Society will hold its annual parade at Spaniard’s Bay on New Year’s Day. A large number of members is expected and a pleasant time is anticipated.
Messrs R.D. McRae & Sons’ schooner Clara, Capt. Falch, left for Bay Roberts on Friday afternoon to finish loading fish at Messrs C & A Dawe’s. She will then sail for Gibraltar.
On Monday after a short illness, there passed away at Port de Grave, and old and respected lady, Mrs. Fanny Dawe, at the ripe age of 75 years. The funeral took place on Christmas Day and was largely attended.
The Orange Society headed by the Clarke's Beach band, walked in procession at Bareneed on Friday and attended service in the C of E Church. After returning to the hall, refreshments were served and all enjoyed the occasion very much.
The members of the St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church intend holding a congregational sociable at Victoria Street schoolrooms on Friday night, Jan. 3rd. As some outport people say, very much good may it do them.
Mr. James Fox , Sr., had another attack of illness on Friday night. Several times before, he has had similar attacks, and it is hoped that this is not a serious one. Mr. Fox is well known and has made many friends amongst whom he is a favourite, and all hope he will be about again shortly, although advanced in years.
A story is told of a young lady who started this week to make a Christmas cake. When she had carefully selected all the ingredients, sifted portions, she proceeded to break the eggs brought at a favourite shop . When the eggs were turned out into the bowl, the young lady realized the horrors of the contemplated “yellow peril” and stood aghast at the spectacle. The dilemma was torturing and the aggrieved damsel hastened with bowl and eggs to the shop, where she purchased the chicken matter. There she was told that the eggs had been brought only last week from a farmer resident of the West End, who is subjected to dipping spring eggs into boiling water to preserve them for Christmas use. The young lady is wondering where to procure eggs for a cake to be offered to callers on New Year’s Day.
CORRESPONDENT, Hr, Grace Dec.28th ‘07
| December 31, 1907 || PORTIA ARRIVES PLEASANT TRIP || The S.S. Portia, Capt. Kean, arrived at 3.30 this morning from Northern ports. She left here the 19th., and on the trip North experienced exceptionally fine weather for this season. The return trip was also fine, excepting Sunday night, when the ship had to lay up in Wesleyville. Along the North East Coast there is but little snow, and the last few days there has been scarcely any frost. The Portia brought a full cargo of freight and the following passengers: Messrs, Moore, Reckman (2), Dr. Smith, Elliott, Rev. Facey, Earle, Stone, Newell, Humphries, Winsor, Miller, Chant, Ryan, House, Rogers, Pynn, Prof. Herman, D.A. Ryan, Decker, Green, Erickson, Misses Cuningham, Scott, Perry, Dominy, Aylward, Ryder, Gibbs, Walsh, Mesdames Chant, Hiscock, in
saloon, and 32 in steerage. |
| December 31, 1907 || PERSONAL || Hon. John Anderson is confined to his home with La Grippe. Mr. D.A. Ryant, King’s Cove, arrived by the Portia on business. Mrs. B.J. McGrath, who was visiting her home, King’s Cove, returned to the city by the Portia. Rev. Samuel Snowden, President of the Methodist Conference, returned by last night’s train to Bay Roberts. We regret to learn of the very serious illness of the venerable Dr. Dove, who only a few weeks ago, attained his eightieth year. He has fallen a victim with so many young men, to the prevailing epidemic of grippe. Mr. J.J. Murphy has been confined to his bed for the past few days suffering from a severe attack of La Grippe. He was slightly improved yesterday, and is expected to be around again in a few days. Mr. Charles C Knight, formerly of this city, has been appointed Secretary of the Social and Moral Reform Council for the Province of Saskatchewan. Bishop Newman of Prince Island is the President. |
| December 31, 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || Bowrings: Portia sails for the Northward Friday. Prospero left LaPolie at 12.10 a.m. yesterday, going West.
Reid Newfoundland Company: Argyle left Placentia at 6 p.m. yesterday. Ethie left Hant’s Harbor at 8.10 p.m. yesterday. Clyde is at Lewisporte and leaves there today. Virginia Lake leaves Port aux Basques today. Home arrived at Bay of Islands at 12.50 p.m. Dundee leaves Port Blandford
| December 31, 1907 || NAUTICAL || S.S. Silvia arrived at Halifax on Sunday morning. S.S. Rosalind left New York at 3 p.m. Saturday for here via Halifax. S.S. Wobon sailed last night for Sydney in ballast. Brig. Grace sails this morning for Gibraltar, with fish from A Goodridge & Sons. The A.M. Fox, Capt. Fox, 40 days from Cadiz, with salt to A.S. Rendell & Co., arrived at 6.30 p.m. yesterday. Bright Kennedy, Victor, cleared last evening for Bahia with a cargo of fish from G.M. Barr. She sails this forenoon. S S. Halifax City is due tomorrow afternoon. S.S. Sicilian sails at noon today for Halifax and Philadelphia. A big steamer was signalled passing the narrows at 4.30 p.m. yesterday, going North. She is an ore boat for Bell Island. S.S. Almeriana arrived at Liverpool on Saturday evening. S.S. Pors left last night for Bell Island, taking machinery for Harvey & Co. for the N.S. Steel Co. She will load ore for Sydney. Schooner Jean Zinck sails this morning for Bahia, taking 1,572 drums, 3,144 half drums — 3,593 quintals of fish — from Bowring Bros. Schooner Pearl, Evelin, will load fish this week at Smith Co.’s for Halifax. Brigt. Grace, Giles, sailed yesterday for the Mediterranean. Schooner Nellie M., will be ready to sail for market during the week. |
| December 31, 1907 || BRUCE HERE AND GONE || The S.S. Bruce. Capt. Delaney, arrived from Port aux Basques at 12.30 yesterday afternoon, and went on dock immediately to get the nuts tightened on the blades of her propellor. She made the run from Port aux Basques in 26 hours, which with disabled propellor, was an exceeding good run. She sailed again for Port aux Basques at 11 o’clock last night. |
| December 31, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || The W.S. Harkins Co. opens tonight at Sydney for a season of five nights.
In the town of Sydney, C.B., there are at present 59 applicants looking for “licences to sell.”
Sydney is evidently becoming a city of booze, and Friday night, no fewer that 17 drunks were jailed.
A shipment of old copper junk valued at more than $5,000 is being made to Philadelphia by the Sicilian.
The ordination of Mr. E.L. Wight to the Anglican Ministry will take place at St. Mary’s Church next Sunday.
Mr. J.G. Bethune, Storekeeper for the A.N.D. Co., Grand Falls, is in town on a visit to his friends for a couple of weeks.
Fish was spread on the mercantile premises yesterday, and several schooners were discharging fish to the various firms.
A number of Conception Bay men arrived by yesterday’s train, and during the afternoon, left for Bell Island to resume work, after spending Christmas at home.
Herring is plentiful at Salmonier and daily big catches are made. There is also a good sign of fish, and trawlers get from two cwt. to four cwt, daily.
One business concern on Water Street has no less than fourteen of their assistants laid up with grippe. Another firm has ten employees suffering at home from the same complaint.
The coming winter will likely be a record one as regards shipbuilding. It is estimated that the tonnage will be three times greater than that of last year’s building.
“Under the Gaslight” will be produced New Year’s night in the T.A. Hall by a local company, under the management of Mr. T.M. White. The company is paying special attention to rehearsals and a good production is expected.
The L.O.A., T.A. and B., and British Societies, will hold their annual parade tomorrow. The Orange will attend St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church; total abstinence, R.C. Cathedral, and British, St. Mary’s Southside. The processions promise to be larger that for some years.
The S.S. Ulunda, Capt. Chambers, arrived in port at 10 o’clock last night, sixty-three hours from Halifax. Fine weather was met on the passage. She brought 400 tons of cargo for this port. Only one passenger came by her, a Mr. DeWolf of the Furness Line Co., who came to spend a holiday.
It was fine and dull along the railway yesterday. Last night, there were a few snow showers with strong S.W. winds. The latest reports are: Port aux Basques – S.W., strong, snowing, 30 above. Bay of islands – S.W., strong, showery, 29 above. Quarry — N.W., strong, snowing, 22 above. Bishop’s Falls — S.W., strong, dull, 29 above. Clarenville – S., strong, cloudy, 30 above. Whitbourne —S.W., strong, dull, 28 above.
A few seals were taken in nets at Goose Cove and St. Anthony last week.
It was very quite again in Police circles last night, not a single arrest being made.
The Portia this trip, has one of the largest freights on record, in all, over 1,800 packages.
There is not a particle of ice or slob from here to Griquet, which is rather unusual at this season.
A number of schooners are anchored off Bowring Bros. coastal wharf, and this morning, Captain Kean had a rather difficult time in berthing the Portia.
A drunken man created a disturbance at the Royal Theatre last night, and the Police were telephoned for, but he had decamped before the Officers arrived.
The Firemen has a busy time at the Tremont Hotel fire yesterday afternoon. They worked hard, and were tired and drenched by the time the blaze was got under control.
The Bruce and the express left Port aux Basques Sunday about the same hour, and yesterday when the Bruce was entering the narrows, the express was coming down Waterford Valley. The express made a summer run of 26 ½ hours.
The schooner Onward, Capt. J Pike, arrived from Carbonear yesterday afternoon with a load of fish for J & J. Maddock, Messrs Maddock had a good deal of fish on hand yesterday but if the weather continues fine they hope to ship all during the next couple of weeks.
Mrs. McFarlane, an old woman who keeps a small cake and candy store on Duckworth Street East, complains of being annoyed by a number of boys who congregate about her place nightly. She says that on Saturday they entered her shop and rifled the till of its contents.
A correspondent writing from Victoria B.C., says: “We have had a mild winter here so far — no frost or snow. Thermometer this afternoon, 44 degrees in the shade, roses blooming in the gardens, and lawns as green as in the month of July.” Happy British Columbia.
While the fire at the Tremont Hotel was in progress yesterday afternoon, Mr. Peter Peddle took the Domestics of the Hotel to his restaurant, they were given food and dry clothing, they having got wet attempting to extinguish the fire, and getting out their clothing.
The tern schooner Gay Gordon, was launched last week from the shipyard of Joseph McGill, Shelburne. She is owned by Harvey & Sons of St. John’s, Nfld., and will be engaged carrying fish between St. John’s and Oporto. She is 161 tons, a very fine vessel, and was constructed under United States Inspectors. — Halifax Herald.
P. H. Cowan & Co. have compromised with their creditors at 60c on the dollar, payable in three installments of six months each. Hon. John Anderson goes security for the payments.
Mr. M. J. Hawker, Sergeant-at-Arms at the House of Assembly, arrived in the city yesterday to prepare for the opening of the House.
All the Government members residing in the outports have been personally requested by Sir Robert Bond to be in attendance for the opening of the Legislature on the 9th prox. mo.
The new Methodist day and Sunday school being erected at Carbonear, is now covered in. Work on it will be continued during the winter and it is expected it will be opened in August next year.
The topsail schooner Drucid, Capt. Janes, which arrived here from Boston on Sunday afternoon, will load fish for Brazil. She is owned by a Quebec firm and took a cargo of fish from here two years ago for Baird Gordon & Co.
To Correspondent — “Fair play” Harbor Grace. We have received several
communications on the matter to which you refer, taking the opposite view. These
we have not published as we did not consider the subject a suitable one for
press discussion. No advantage can be gained by opening a discussion which would
necessarily prove personal and unpleasant.
| December 31, 1907 || DEATH || HELE — On December 31st at Llewellyn Place, 23 Forest Road, Harriet, widow of Nicholas Fenwick Hele, Surgeon late of Rowly House, Aldeburgh Suffold, England. |
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