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Year End Review - 1920
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| December 30, 1919 || Major Nangle, C.F., Lectures on “No Man’s Land, as it is today.”
Christmas treat at the Poor Asylum.
| December 31, 1919 || Newfoundland Brokers Association and Chamber of Commerce, formed. |
| January 1, 1920 || C.L.B Concert.
Imperial Oil Company tug destroyed by fire.
Strikers shut off Montreal water supply.
| January 2, 1920 || Roundup of Reds in New York and other American Cities.
Admiral Jellicos in New York.
Floods in France.
| January 3, 1920 || Three hundred Sinn Feiners attack Police barracks in Ireland. |
| January 4, 1920 || J.E. Peters Memorial Service at Gower Street, Rev. Dr. Cowperthwaite officiating. |
| January 5, 1920 || Several deaths from wood alcohol in the United States.
Installation Atlantic Lodge I.O.O.F.
Patriotic Association meeting adjourned, out of respect of the memory of the
late Hon. John Harvey.
| January 6, 1920 || Earthquake in Mexico. Many deaths.
Highlanders Masquerade Dance.
Hon. John Harvey Memorial service at the Church of England Cathedral.
| January 7, 1920 || Cost of the Russian revolution in life, numbers 30,000,000.
Former Premier Sir Edmund Barton of Australia, dies at Sydney N.S.W.
Patriotic Association adopts joint P.A. and G.W.V.A. War Memorial Resolution.
| January 8, 1920 || Bryan breaks with President Wilson.
U.S. Steel strike officially called off.
Supreme Court gives judgement against Minister of Customs, in case of Smith and Shipman, and orders issue of Mandamus, also pronounces proclamation by Minister of Marine and Fisheries, illegal.
M.C.L.I. session re opens.
| January 10, 1920 || The Hawes agreement made public.
Treaty of Versailles officially ratified in Paris at 4:16 p.m. War officially ends. (Except in Newfoundland.)
Supreme Court refuses Government, leave to appeal to Privy Council, on the Smith and Shipment mandamus case.
Spain threatens retaliation unless Fishery Regulations are annulled.
| January 12, 1920 || President Wilson issues call, for meeting of Council of the League of Nations to be held in Paris.
Nomination Day, St. John’s West bye-election.
Milk advanced from 20 to 24 cents a quart.
Blockade against Germany in the Baltic, raised.
| January 13, 1920 || Rioting in Berlin, 50 killed, 100 wounded.
St. Andrew’s Presbyterians launch $75,000 Education Drive.
Government prevents fish exportation under the War Measures Act, despite the Imperial Peace Proclamation.
Installation Lodge Dudly, S.O.E., B.S.
| January 14, 1920 || A $300,000 fire in Ottawa.
Serious frontier engagement in North West India. British loss, 385.
| January 15, 1920 || Flume placed under the League of Nations.
Local Government elections in Ireland. Strongly Sinn Fein.
Commercial Travelers’ re union.
| January 16, 1920 || Defeated in caucus of Senators and Deputies by 19 votes, Premier Clemenceau withdraws from candidature for the Presidency of France, and asks his supporters to vote for M. Poincaro.
Permit issued to Smith and Shipman, owing to insistent demands from Washington, protesting the Coaker Fish Policy.
First meeting of the Council of the League of Nations, Leon Bourgeous presiding.
Admiral Sims asserts that “the Morale of the American Navy has been shot to pieces because of flagrant injustice”.
Heavy floods in Germany.
Children of veterans entertained in the Presbyterian Hall, by the Daughters
of the Empire.
| January 17, 1920 || Argentina announces adherence to the League of Nations.
Commercial relations between Allied Nations and Russia, re opened.
The Millerand Cabinet formed in France.
| January 21, 1920 || Police Commissioner Remond, assassinated in Dublin.
Opening of Hockey season.
| January 22, 1920 || By election in St. John’s West, Squires and Bowring returned
Holland declines to extradite the ex-Kaiser.
| January 23, 1920 || Earthquake shocks British Columbia and on the Pacific Coast. |
| January 25, 1920 || Resignation of Rt. Hon. George Nicholas Barnes from the Imperial Cabinet, marks the parting of the ways between Labor and the Coalition Government. |
| January 26, 1920 || Disastrous rear end collision on C.P.E., near North Bay, Oct. 8 killed and many injured.
Attempted assassination of Matthias Erzerber.
| January 27, 1920 || Announced that 375,000 out of the half million Austro-Hungarian prisoners in Siberia, died from typhus and Smallpox.
General Denckine and staff, take refuge on a British warship in Constantinople.
Lieut-Col and Mrs. Adby, S. A., farewell.
Installation, Newfoundland British Society.
Elections in Hungary show overwhelming defeat of Socialists, and are
favorable to Monarchy.
| January 28, 1920 || Liberal Labor Progressive Party, initiated at a meeting in the Star of the Sea Hall.
St. Thomas’ Boys’ Club opened.
| January 29, 1920 || G.W.V.A. Club rooms opened.
Hon. W.B. Grieve publishes a letter, reviewing and adversely criticizing the
| February 1, 1920 || Toronto reports 2, 000 cases of “Flu”.
Maine harbors icebound.
Express arrives from Port aux Basques, having been over three weeks on the
road. Brought 25 through passengers.
| February 2, 1920 || Esthonians and Soviet Russians conclude peace. |
| February 3, 1920 || Board of Trade meeting on Fish Regulations adjourned, after three hours discussion.
S.O.E. Installation Empire Lodge.
| February 4, 1920 || Red Turks threaten Holy War.
Partial list of Hun War criminals published.
Sterling falls to $3.19 in New York.
Shop of George Shears, Robinson’s, destroyed by fire. Loss $6,000. No insurance.
Installation Dalton Council, K. of Columbus, Harbor Grace.
| February 5, 1920 || Adjourned meeting of Board of Trade on Fish Regulations again adjourns.
Three weeks Demarest Evangelistic campaign at Carbonear, closes.
Residence of Benjamin Ducey, Sr. at Marystown, destroyed by fire - loss $6,000.
Main building of King’s College, Windsor, destroyed by fire, loss $100,000.
Installation Harbor Grace Lodge A.F. and A.M.
| February 6, 1920 || New York snow bound. Trains and transport demoralized.
Marine Engineers’ strike settled.
Former Premiers Asquith and Paisley, state the 2,000,000(pounds) is Germany’s ultimate possible indemnity.
Rising in Korea.
| February 8, 1920 || West bound express reaches Port aux Basques after 23 days on the road — the record to date.
Demarest Evangelistic Campaign opens in Gower Street.
| February 9, 1920 || Board of Trade pass resolutions condemning restriction of trade. |
| February 11, 1920 || San Toy opens in Casino.
St. Bon’s Prize Day.
Imperial Parliament opened in State for the first time since 1914, the King accompanied by the Queen and Prince of Wales.
An Italian Socialist – wise man — introduces a bill to tax laziness. Needless to say if found support lacking.
Schleswig Plebiscite results in favor of Denmark by a three to one vote.
Council of League of Nations, representing 8 countries, meets in London.
Armistice between Letts and Bolshevists.
| February 12, 1920 || Silver Jubilee of Brigus Jubilee Club.
Secretary Lansing resigns.
Forward movement campaign at St Andrew’s, commences.
| February 14, 1920 || Children’s carnival at Prince’s Rink. |
| February 15, 1920 || Lenten Pastorals issued. |
| February 16, 1920 || Wives of veterans entertained at Spencer College Hall.
Clerical Round Table, St. John’s, urge Church Reunion.
Fancy Dress Carnival at Harbor Grace.
| February 17, 1920 || Mad Mullah’s power destroyed.
Annual Tea and Entertainment A.E. branch B.W.A.
Imperial Service Order conferred on Andrew J Pearce, late H.M.C., Twillingate, Thomas Cornick,
late Lighthouse Department, St. John’s, and Robert Sparrow, late District
Inspector, Newfoundland Constabulary.
| February 18, 1920 || Paul Deschanel installed President of France.
State funeral of Hon. A.F. Goodridge.
Residence of Mr. John Bartlett, Signal Hill, destroyed by fire.
| February 19, 1920 || Judge Morris gives judgement against defendant in alcoholic essences case, Head Constable Byrne vs. Soper. |
| February 20, 1920 || Rear Admiral Robert E Peary, died at Washington.
Presbyterian drive closes. Objective $100,000 exceeded by $4,855.
Lloyd George Home Rule Bill introduced.
W.S. Monroe resigns from the Fishery Board.
| February 21, 1920 || Turkish rejoicing because Constantinople is left in the Turkish Empire.
Eric A. Bowring resigns from the Fishery Board.
| February 22, 1920 || Demarest mission closes. |
| February 24, 1920 || Attempted assassination of the Crown Prince of Serbia. |
| February 25, 1920 || Paisley election results announced, Mr. Asqith returned by 2,884 majority.
S.S. Orion libeled by A. Harvey & Co.
| February 26, 1920 || Canadian Parliament opens at the New Building. |
| February 28, 1920 || Great railroad strike in France.
Horseman’s Association formed.
| February 29, 1920 || Col. and Mrs. Martin, S.A. Provincial Officers, arrive. |
| March 1, 1920 || Flume under blockade.
Ovation to former Premier Asquith on his return to the House of Commons.
“The Wrong Mr. Right” at the Casino.
| March 2, 1920 || Halifax hockeyists “All Vets” arrive. |
| March 3, 1920 || Public welcome to Col. and Mrs Martin, S.A., at the Methodist College Hall. Governor Harris presides.
City Halifax Hockey. City wins 9 to 6.
Horse races on Quidi Vidi Lake.
| March 8, 1920 || King George receives Sir Auckland Geddes, on his appointment as Ambassador at Washington.
Disastrous earthquake at Tiflie.
| March 10, 1920 || Commander Fenn, R.N., launches Nations Fund for Nurses, appeal.
Prince Feisal proclaimed King of Hedjaz.
| March 11, 1920 || Earl Curzon states that the United States is largely responsible for delay in Turkish settlement.
Last Labor member in coalition resigns, E.J. Wardle, Under Secretary.
Funeral Obsequies of the late Bishop Power at St. Georges.
Patriotic Association meets. Memorial Committee appointed.
| March 12, 1920 || Anti-Prohibitionist organized. |
| March 13, 1920 || Viceroy Lord Devonshire, sails for England.
Revolution in Germany. National Assembly dissolved. Pan-Germans under Chancellor, General Director Von Knapp. Von Sueltwitz
| March 14, 1920 || Prohibition meeting in College Hall.
Second zone Schleswig-Holstein, votes overwhelmingly for German, 11 to 2.
| March 15, 1920 || G.W.V.A. executive, unanimously adopt resolution, condemning publication of conduct records by Premier’s organ, as a gross breach of faith, and demanding that repetition be rendered impossible. [sic] |
| March 16, 1920 || Prince of Wales leaves London to join H.M.S. Renown, on Australian visit.
Old Comrades fete C.C.C.
| March 17, 1920 || Allied forces occupy Constantinople. British forces command both sides of the Bosphorus.
Tasker Installation A.F. &. A.M.
President Ebert returns to Berlin.
| March 18, 1920 || Complete collapse of the Dr. Knapp five day revolution. Ebert Government again in power.
Petition against return of W. Woodford for Harbor Main, unexpectedly withdrawn, and his resignation announced.
Chancellor Bauer quotes von Knapp as saying that the revolution was, “To
prepare for a war of revenge.”
| March 19, 1920 || Prohibition amendment meeting in the Casino. |
| March 20, 1920 || Assassination of the Lord Mayor of Cork.
U.S. Senate again reject the Peace Treaty, and refer it back to the President.
Essen in the hands of the Socialists.
| March 22, 1920 || Wireless Press service via Cape Ray, commences.
Demobilization Canadian Naval Organization, ordered.
Major L.C. Outerbridge wins the Canadian Tennis championship at Toronto.
| March 23, 1920 || Hon. W.F. Coaker returns from European Tour.
Supreme Court reverses judgement, in the Vanilla Extract case.
Byrne vs. Soper.
Affidavits of Howley, K.C., Higgins, K.C., Jno A Barron, and petitioner
Kelly, filed in Harbor Main election withdrawn case.
| March 24, 1920 || Ernest Button house at Lead Cove, destroyed by fire.
William Woodford filed affidavit, charging R.A. Squires and M.P. Gibbs with having purchased his resignation for a $2,500 job.
Mrs. Humphrey Ward, celebrated Novelist, died in London.
| March 25, 1920 || Baier Government established in Berlin. |
| March 26, 1920 || Grand Lodge L.O.A , closes session at Cupids. |
| March 27, 1920 || Odessa occupied by the Ukrainians.
Winnipeg Bolshevists, Ivens & Co., convicted of seditious conspiracy.
Cambridge wins the boat race by four lengths. Time - 21 mins. 11 sec.
| March 28, 1920 || Disastrous tornado in Illinois and vicinity - many killed. |
| March 29, 1920 || Round table, Interdenominational Lenten Service at Board of Trade Rooms, commences.
Patriotic Association meets. Hon. J.A. Clift, K.C., succeeds Sir Joseph Outerbridge as Vice-Chairman.
Sir Neville MacReady appointed Military Commander in Ireland.
| March 30, 1920 || Silver anniversary as Priest, of Very Rev. H.T. Renouf.
Vardy’s premises, Hickman's Harbor, destroyed by fire. Loss $30,000.
| March 31, 1920 || Revolution in Turkey directed against Allies.
Premier Lloyd George resents U.S. Senate’s insult, in adoption of the Irish Resolution.
Home Rule Bill passes second reading by 348 to 94.
| April 1, 1920 || Whiteway Lodge A.F. & A.M. installation. |
| April 2, 1920 || Sir Hamar Greenwood succeeds Sir Ian Macpherson, as Chief Secretary for Ireland. |
| April 3, 1920 || Incendiary outbreak in Ireland.
Cattle driving resumed.
Early morning fire at G.T. Hudson’s Dry Goods Store. Fireman use gas-helmets for the first time.
Portugal ratifies the Treaty of Versailles.
| April 5, 1920 || Casino Theatre re-opens with “The Butterfly on the Wheel.”
Exchange passes $4.00 mark for the first time since December.
C.L.B. Band concert.
| April 6, 1920 || French Army crosses the Rhine and enters Frankfort, Darmstadt, Offenbach, against German violations of the treaty of Versailles.
Canada population estimated at 9,000,000.
| April 7, 1920 || Clash of arms at Frankfort, between colored French troops and German civilians. |
| April 8, 1920 || At annual meeting of Reid Nfld. Company, Messrs Thompson and Forbes succeed Sir W.D. Reid and Mr. Hunter, as Directors.
Requiem High Mass for Bishop Power. Archbishop Roche preaches.
Reunion Ayre & Sons Ltd.
| April 9, 1920 || Near crisis, marks independent action of France in sending Colored troops to Frankfort.
Mass meeting of women in Casino, inaugurates Beaumont Hamel Battlefield
| April 10, 1920 || Belgian battalion 500 strong, joins French forces in Rhineland.
Narrow escape of Mr. Percie Johnson from asphyxiation, due to escaping gas.
| April 12, 1920 || Sonors and fourteen other states, secured from Mexico.
Methodist national campaign opens.
| April 13, 1920 || Revolution in Guatemala.
St Joseph’s Hall, Hoylestown, opened by His Grace Archbishop Roche.
| April 14, 1920 || Beaumont Hamel collection.
Monchy-le-Preux aniversary, 1917.
Cathedral Parish Easter meeting.
G.F.C. annual Sale.
| April 15, 1920 || Longshoremen’s strike. Offer of 20 per cent increase by merchants, rejected. |
| April 16, 1920 || St. Andre’s Sale. |
| April 17, 1920 || Over all Campaign in U.S.A. |
| April 19, 1920 || Daily News announces appointment of Royal Commission, to investigate the Woodford Charges.
Mass meeting to protest in the Star Hall, demanding probe of Woodford charges, and protesting against Squires opening Parliament, whilst under a cloud. Very stormy night, but feelings so high, that at least 1,000 took part in procession of protest, to Government House.
M.C.L.I. annual dinner.
| April 20, 1920 || Hon. Geo. Shea, Dr. Campbell, John Bowring, and Frank Steer, appointed members of the Legislative Council.
Stabbing affair. Boy 12 stabs a boy of 13.
Girls West End Club sale opened by Lady Crosbie.
W.F. Penney M.H.A., elected Speaker. Opposition withdraws before the
election, in protest against the indignity, of the House being led by a man
under a criminal charge.
| April 21, 1920 || Capt. Levi Diamond’s 86th birthday.
Legislature opened by H.E. Sir C.A. Harris.
Electrical scientists attempt to intercept alleged message from Mars and
| April 22, 1920 || Joseph Caillaux, ex-Premier of France, found guilty of, “Commerce with the Enemy” and sentenced to loss of civic rights.
Installation Shannon Chapter R.N.S.
Rear-Admiral Brittain, U.S.N., suicides.
| April 24, 1920 || Olympic Games at Antwerp. |
| April 25, 1920 || Flume again bombarded. |
| April 26, 1920 || Declaration of Unity and Instance upon the carrying out of the terms of the Treaty of Versailles, by the Allied Power at San Remo. |
| April 27, 1920 || Sir Michael Cashin delivers an eight hour speech in the House of Assembly. |
| April 29, 1920 || Sacred Concert in the R.C. Cathedral, by united city choirs. |
| May 2, 1920 || Crown Princess of Sweden, daughter of the Duke of Connaught, dies. |
| May 3, 1920 || 250th anniversary of the Hudson’s Bay Company. |
| May 4, 1920 || Sacred Concert of United Church Choirs repeated, on behalf of the Permanent Marine Disasters Fund. |
| May 5, 1920 || A.H. Moore, Canadian Marconi Company, address Board of Trade, on Wireless Telegraphy. |
| May 8, 1920 || Poles enter Kiev. |
| May 9, 1920 || Rev. Dr. Hugh Pedley assumes temporary charge of Congregational Church pastorate. |
| May 10, 1920 || Mexican Revolution successful. President Caranza in flight.
Asquith amendment to Home Rule Bill, defeated by 239 to 55.
| May 11, 1920 || First cross-country train for the season, arrives from Port aux Basques.
William Dean Howells, Novelist, died at New York.
Reid Newfoundland Carpenters and Painters on strike.
| May 12, 1920 || Lieut. General Sir Arthur Currie, becomes Principal of McGill University.
L.S.P.U. Strike Ballett held at night, that two thirds opposed, but strike continues.
Flour reaches $18.25 a barrel.
| May 14, 1920 || L.S.P.U. Strike ends. |
| May 15, 1920 || Report and statement of Municipal Council, published. |
| May 18, 1920 || Meeting of citizens, followed by organization of Consumers League in the Casino. (Business done nothing.) |
| May 19, 1920 || Minister of Justice, Warren, announced in the House of Assembly, that a commission issued to the Judge and R.K. Bishop, to investigate the Woodford charges, were willing to take evidence, but not to pronounce a decision.
Capt Fenn, R.N., lectures on the British Navy in the Synod Hall.
| May 21, 1920 || Child Welfare meeting in the Casino, the Governor presiding .
House of Representatives adopts the United States Senate peace resolution.
President Caranza of Mexico, assassinated.
| May 22, 1920 || De La Huerta elected provisional President of Mexico. |
| May 24, 1920 || Opera “Dorothy” at the Casino. |
| May 25, 1920 || Corner stone of the new Church at Portugal Cove, laid by the Bishop of Newfoundland. |
| May 26, 1920 || British Ambassador Sir Auckland Geddes, presents credentials to President Wilson.
C.W.A. sociable at Synod Hall.
George Street A.B.C. Banquet.
Prince of Wales at Melbourne, Australia.
| May 27, 1920 || President Wilson vetoes U.S. Congress peace resolution.
U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, turns down President’s proposals to
accept American mandate for Armenia.
| May 28, 1920 || W.H. Cave unseated by Bay de Verde, on scrutiny and recount. Seat not awarded to complainant A.E. Hickman. |
| May 29, 1920 || St. Quentin, N.B., and Londonderry, N.B., partially destroyed by forest fire.
Numerous forest fires in Newfoundland.
| May 30, 1920 || Ordination Service at C of E Cathedral. |
| May 31, 1920 || Italian Aviators accomplish flight from Rome to Tokio.
Interdenominational Education meeting at Methodist’s College Hall, J.W. Withers, Chairman, Drs. Englehardt and Hart, speakers.
Forest fires in St. George’s District.
| June 1, 1920 || Newfoundland branch W.M.S., opens at Cochrane Street. |
| June 3, 1920 || Postal Telegraphers banquet and dance at Smithville.
Unveiling of Placentia War Memorial by Archbishop Roche.
Companionship of the Imperial Service Order, conferred on R.H. O’Dwyer, Esq., Commissioner of Public Charities.
Presentations of the George W.B. Ayre gifts, to Seaman Leander Green, D.S.M., and Pte Ricketts, V.C., at Government House.
Prince Albert created Duke of York.
| June 4, 1920 || Treaty of Peace with Hungary, signed at Versailles.
W. Woodford, the resigned Member of Harbor Main, self-unseated, also unseated by the Court. Dr. Jones, M.H.A.
for Harbor Main, also unseated, but freed from all charges of personal bribery.
| June 6, 1920 || Tasker educational Sermon at Gower Street, Preacher, Rev. Douglas B Hemmeon, B.A.
Church and Presbytery of St. Kyrans, destroyed by fire.
| June 8, 1920 || Republican Convention opens at Chicago. |
| June 9, 1920 || Installation Carbonear Lodge A.F. & A.M. |
| June 10, 1920 || Women Suffrage Bill turned down on second reading, by solid Government party vote.
No salt in the city.
First Infant Welfare Centre opened by Lady Harris.
Big 27 day battle along the Bersina River, results in complete victory for
| June 12, 1920 || Senator Warren Harding of Ohio, nominated at Republican Convention, for Presidency of the United States, also Governor Coolidge of Massachusetts, as Vice-President. |
| June 13, 1920 || Essad Pasha assassinated in Paris, by a young Albanian, afterwards executed. |
| June 14, 1920 || Nomination Day, Bay de Verde by-election.
Premier Karl Trumborn succeeds Premier Braund, in Germany.
E.L. Ashbourne, B.A., Toronto University, selected as Rhodes Scholar.
City football season opens.
| June 15, 1920 || Estimates introduced, and show an increase of $1,868,751.08. |
| June 16, 1920 || St. Bon’s annual sports. |
| June 18, 1920 || Samuel Gompers elected President of the American Federation of Labor, for the 39th time. |
| June 20, 1920 || Londonderry Riots. |
| June 21, 1920 || Sugar rationing in the United States.
Supreme Council meets at Boulogne
Lolanthe at the Casino.
| June 22, 1920 || Earthquake in California, considerable damage at Los Angeles and neighborhood.
Dedication of Clift Lodge A.F. &. A.M. at Wabana.
| June 23, 1920 || Methodist Conference opens at Wesley Church. |
| June 24, 1920 || Installation Avalon Lodge A.F &. A.M.
Bay de Verde by election results, Cave 1334, Puddester 913.
Graduation Day at Littledale.
| June 25, 1920 || Minister Bowring introdouces his eleven Million dollar budget. All Night session.
Ordination Service Wesley Church. Rev Benjamin Mallaliou and Thomas Pitt,
| June 29, 1920 || Methodist Conference closes. |
| June 30, 1920 || Prince Arthur of Connaught, appointed Governor General of South Africa, at request of General Smuts.
Term of Municipal Council concludes, Commission of seven appointed.
| July 1, 1920 || Beaumont Hamel Day.
Forest fires all around the city. Narrow escape of Jensen Camp and Virginia Water
St. Joseph Garden Party.
Canadian Parliament prorogues.
Premier, Sir Robert Borden resigns.
| July 4, 1920 || Memorial Day. Memorial tablet unveiled by His Excellency Sir C.A. Harris in the Congregational Church. |
| July 5, 1920 || Fire motortruck tests.
Spa conference opens.
| July 6, 1920 || Governor Cox of Ohio, nominated as Presidential Candidate at Democratic Convention, San Francisco. |
Franklin Roosevelt nominated Vice-President.
| July 7, 1920 || C.C.C. Sports.
Woodford affidavit Commission, Hon. J.D. Ryan and Lieut-Col R.G. Rendell,
sitting open sessions.
| July 8, 1920 || Allies at Spa offer Germany extension of six months, to complete disarmament.
The $800,000 seventeen inspector.
Education Bill passes through the Assembly in a brief sitting Eheu.
First meeting of the Municipal Commission 1920.
Sir Lomer Gouin resigns as Premier of Quebec.
| July 9, 1920 || Hon. L.A. Taschereau sworn in as Prime Minister of Quebec, Vice, Sir Lomer Gouin.
German delegates at Spa, sign “Allies” compromise disarmament terms under
| July 10, 1920 || Hon. Arthur Meighen sworn in as Canadian Prime Minister.
New Brunswick votes to retain Provincial Prohibition.
Death of Admiral Lord Fisher.
| July 11, 1920 || Death of Senator Dennis of the Halifax Herald, aged 65.
Empress Eugenie died, aged 94.
L.O.A. Parade to St. Mary’s. Sermon by Rev. A.B.S. Stirling.
| July 12, 1920 || Teachers’ Convention opens.
Allies present coal ultimatum to Germany, 2,000,000 tons monthly.
Motor Association elects officers.
Legislative Council throw out the Municipal Charter.
| July 13, 1920 || Municipal Commission Councillor Mullally, expected tender resignation, effective July 31st.(later with draw)
Anglo Japanese Treaty renewed for a year.
| July 14, 1920 || Germany accept allies coal demands.
Garden Party at Kilbride.
Installation Mackay Lodge, A.F. & A.M., Bay Roberts.
St. Bonaventure Reunion.
| July 15, 1920 || Accident to Resolute, gives Shamrock first win at Sandy Hook. |
| July 17, 1920 || Police Commissioner Smyth, R.I.C., shot in the Cork County Club. |
| July 18, 1920 || Princes Joachim commits suicide at Potsdam.
Annual requiem Mass at Mount Carmel.
Funeral of George Makinson of British Columbia at Harbor Grace.
| July 19, 1920 || Duke of Devonshire arrives at Port aux Basques. |
| July 20, 1920 || Shamrock IV wins triangular course yacht race, beating Resolute by 2 min 28 sec.
Empress Eugenie entombed at Franborough.
Governor Harris at Fogo.
| July 21, 1920 || Resolute beats Shamrock on time allowance.
Methodist College Ayre Athletic field Garden Party.
T.A.B.S. Juvenile Picnic at Donovans.
St. Mary’s Picnic on Lester Field.
| July 22, 1920 || Greeks enter Adrianople. |
| July 23, 1920 || Resolute beats Shamrock.
Marconi telephone, Signal Hill, in touch with S.S. Victoria, with press
delegated aboard, 1,200 miles distance.
| July 26, 1920 || Supreme President Carter, S.O.E.B.S. arrives. |
| July 27, 1920 || Sir Thomas Lipton’s Shamrock IV finally loses America cup races by 2 to 3.
Murray Government gain returned for Nova Scotia by 29 to 14.
Signal Hill in wireless telephone communication with Sydney N.S.
Duke of Devonshire at Humbermouth.
| July 28, 1920 || Elihu Root formerly presents at Gardens, Statue of Lincoln to the British people. Erected in Canning Square.
Mount Cashel Garden Party.
S.O.E.B.S. Banquet at Victoria Hall.
U.S.A. refuses approval of Japan’s occupation of Saghalien.
| July 29, 1920 || Dominion Café opened.
Trans-Continental air mail service established between Long Island and San Francisco.
Opening session of the Council of the League of Nations at San Sebastian,
| July 30, 1920 || Woodford affidavit commission adjourns indefinitely. |
| August 1, 1920 || Rumania presents ultimatum to Soviet Russia.
A.C. Ross of Sydney, N.S., challenges for the America Cup.
Archbishop of Tyre, Assyrian, in the city.
Premier and Attorney General leave for England, latter on Labrador boundary
| August 4, 1920 || Regatta Day.
Canada West Indian Trade agreement announced.
| August 5, 1920 || War again imminent over Poland. Strong statement by Lloyd George. General European crisis happily announced. |
| August 6, 1920 || Irish Crimes Bill passes third reading, 206 to 18.
| August 7, 1920 || Governor Cox declares for League of Nations with interpretations. |
| August 8, 1920 || Col. Martin, S.A., lectures on Germany and the war, at the College Hall. |
| August 9, 1920 || Peace Treaty with Turkey, signed at Severs, France.
Archbishop Roche lays corner stone of Church at Red Island, P.B.
| August 10, 1920 || The warmest day, 112 on Water Street in the sun, and 99 in the shade.
S.A. Congress closes.
| August 11, 1920 || Broad Cove, St. Phillips, Regatta.
France recognized General Wrangel as Head of the de facto Government in South Russia. Intente strained.
C of E Orphanage Garden Party.
Archbishop Roche at Burin.
| August 12, 1920 || Attempted assassination of Premier Venizelos of Greece.
Treaty signed between Russia and Letvia.
St. Lawrence River makes new low water record.
| August 13, 1920 || North Sydney Longshoremen’s strike against Reid Nfld Co., settled after 7 weeks.
Residence of Mr. Garrett Byrne almost destroyed by fire.
| August 14, 1920 || Armistice signed between Russian and Finland.
Preliminary Peace Treaty, between Russia and Armenia, signed.
Derby Day at Bell Island.
| August 16, 1920 || Half yearly meeting, Board of Trade, resolved itself in to a meeting protesting against the Fishery Regulations.
First meeting of Railway Commission, Hon. W.F. Coaker appointed Chairman.
| August 17, 1920 || Famous cruiser Vindictive, sunk at the mouth of Ostend Harbor in May, 1918, raised.
Sydney base ballers dined at Wood’s.
Meeting of Patriotic Association re Memorial. Business done — nil.
| August 18, 1920 || Poles win, their Marine, Danzig, corridor cleared. The Battle of Warsaw.
B.I.S. outing and picnic. Many in pouring rain.
| August 19, 1920 || Adjourned meeting of Board of Trade on Fishery Regulations. |
| August 20, 1920 || C H E associate results published. |
| August 21, 1920 || Publication of correspondence between His Excellency the Governor, and Sir Michael Cashin, in which His Excellency, categorically denies the truth of a statement made by Premier Squires, on oath before the Royal commission, on the Woodford affidavit.
Sydney victorious in Baseball.
| August 22, 1920 || Sydney defeats Grand Falls in baseball. |
| August 24, 1920 || Poland almost cleared of Bolshevist. Soviet troops retreat in panic.
Poles invade Silesia.
| August 26, 1920 || Announced that King's College, Windsor, confers D.C.L. on Canon Bolt, de honoris causa.
Poles capture Grodno, the Soviet headquarters.
| August 27, 1920 || Mr. Gilbert Scott’s plans for the Cathedral spire, approved. |
| August 28, 1920 || Railway Telegraphers and Agents organize. |
| August 30, 1920 || International coal strike threatened.
No papers appear in Glasgow, for the first time in 112 years, due to
| August 31, 1920 || British Miners vote for strike by large majority.
Prince of Wales in Honolulu.
Imperial Service Medals conferred on Mr. John Trapnell, ex-goaler, Harbor Grace; and Mrs. Mary Rendell, ex-PM at Port Rexton.
Prohibition Act Commission Gazetted.
| September 1, 1920 || France demands reparation from Germany because of attack by Breslau mob on French Consulate.
Sir John Crosbie resigns from Fish Exporters Board.
| September 2, 1920 || Fish exporters discuss regulations within closed doors and under ten minute rules.
Turkey sends Minister to the Vatican.
| September 3, 1920 || Knowling’s firm defies sugar prices and cuts Government rate from 32 to 28 cents. |
| September 4, 1920 || A.B. Morine, K.C., applies for Mandamus, to compel acting Collector of Customs to admit sugar imported by A.E. Hickman & Co. Ltd., Mandamus issues.
Capt Evan Edwards addresses Board of Trade on Empire Trade.
| September 5, 1920 || Germany apologizes to French for assault on French Consulate.
Rev. Dr. Pedley closes his ministrations at the Congregational Church
Flower service at C of E cemetery.
Baroness Macdonald of Earnecliffe, dies in London.
| September 7, 1920 || Earthquake in Italy.
Premier Lloyd George returns from Lucerne.
Governor Harris at Cartwright, where he placed the corner stone of the Gordon
| September 9, 1920 || D’Annunizeo declares Flume an independent state.
Chartered Association of Fish Exporters, discussed.
| September 10, 1920 || The Herald, London’s Labor Daily, admits receiving $75,000 of Bolshevist gold. |
| September 11, 1920 || Trieste in revolt.
Fish export and standardization regulations for 1920-21, published.
| September 12, 1920 || Archbishop unveils memorial windows at St. Joseph’s Church.
Queen’s College Forward Campaign initiated, in C of E Churches.
| September 13, 1920 || Chief Justice grants pre-emptor mandamus in Hickman sugar case.
Exhibition of Northern Nfld. and Labrador work, at Grenfell Hall.
| September 14, 1920 || Queenstown Harbor closed to Eastern traffic. |
| September 15, 1920 || Opening of Biennial Diocesan Synod.
Jugo-Slava Parliament ratifies Peace Treaty with Bulgaria.
| September 16, 1920 || Bomb outrage at J.P. Morgan’s building in New York, 35 killed and 300 injured.
Governor Harris returned from Labrador trip.
President Deschanel presents resignation.
| September 17, 1920 || Prince of Wales at Trinidad. |
| September 18, 1920 || Biennial reunion of Queen’s College Alumni. |
| September 20, 1920 || Meighen Government sustained in by elections at St. John, N.B., and Colchester County, by large majorities.
Elevation of Very Rev. H.T. Renouf to the Bishopric St. George’s, announced.
| September 23, 1920 || Miners’ Federation refuses second ballot on strike. Britain coal rationed.
W.P.A. meeting to discuss Children’s Hospital.
| September 24, 1920 || Wheat prices slump in Chicago market.
Miners postpone strike for a week.
Appeal in Sugar Mandamus case, unanimously dismissed by Supreme Court.
| September 26, 1920 || French Premier Leygues receives vote of confidence 507 to 80. President Millerand delivers first message to Parliament.
Corner stone of Topsail Church laid by Archbishop Roche.
| September 27, 1920 || King Victor Emmanuel, signs Treaty of St. Germain’s. |
| September 28, 1920 || James Gordon Bennett air race, starts. French aviator Ldi Lconte winner. Raynhan withdrew after first lap. Hawker did not contest. |
| September 29, 1920 || Reported 4 ft coal seam discovered, near Grand Lake, by Geologist Hatch. |
| September 30, 1920 || Poles capture Minsk. |
| October 1, 1920 || Prince of Wales at Bermuda.
Coal strike postponed for another fortnight.
Gibbs and Barron file claim by Royal Trust Co., as executors of Sir R.G. Reid, against the Reid Nfld. Co., for $711,398.48.
Tango, former German possession, passes to France.
| October 2, 1920 || Poles and Lithuanians arrange armistice.
Revolutionary signs in Russia.
Earl Curzon notifies Soviet Russia, that any Russian submarines encountered
at sea, will be attacked at sight.
| October 3, 1920 || Archbishop Roche unveils stained glass window, presented by Hon. J.D. Ryan, K.C.S.G., in Portugal Cove Church.
Panama Canal tolls for month of September, exceed $1,000,000. — a record.
| October 5, 1920 || Sinn Fein lecture by Miss Hughes, in the College Hall. |
| October 6, 1920 || Armistice between Soviet Russia and Poland, signed.
G.W.V.A. decide to dispose of Club Rooms.
| October 7, 1920 || Poles and Lithuaniaus cease fighting.
Vegetable sale at St. Joseph’s.
President Wolvin arrives.
| October 8, 1920 || Britain presents ultimatum to Russia, demanding release of British prisoners. |
| October 9, 1920 || New Brunswick election. Premier Foster, 24 seats out of 48.
Poles occupy Vilina.
| October 10, 1920 || Prince of Wales arrives at Splithead after Australian tour. |
| October 11, 1920 || Prince of Wales makes triumphant entry into London, after his tour. |
| October 12, 1920 || Funeral of John L Slattery.
Preliminary peace between Soviet Russia and Poland, signed at Riga.
British miners reject Government proposal.
Queensland Australia elections, Premier Theodore sustained.
Attempted assassination of Crown Prince of Serbia.
Wrangel launches new offensive.
King thanks Dominions and States, for Prince's reception on recent tour.
| October 13, 1920 || Revolution in China, Monarchy proclaimed.
Children’s Hospital discussed in College Hall.
Roller skating rink opened.
| October 14, 1920 || Plot uncovered to blow up Kingston, Ont. Penitentiary.
H.R. Brooks gives astounding interview to Montreal Press.
Four hundred persons killed in Chinese mine disaster.
| October 15, 1920 || Criminal session of Supreme Court opens — no business.
Revolt reported in Moscow.
Outport nursing scheme launched at Government House.
| October 16, 1920 || British Miners’ strike begins.
First Irish hunger striker succumbs.
| October 17, 1920 || Foundation stone of K of C Memorial Hall, laid by Archbishop Roche. |
| October 18, 1920 || Disorders in Whitehall by unemployed.
British coal industry at a standstill.
| October 19, 1920 || Austrian election. Christian Socialists victorious.
“Lolanthe” at the Casino.
| October 20, 1920 || Wesley Church League sale, opened by Hon. J. Anderson.
Railway wreck at Erle, Pa., 7 killed, 20 injured.
| October 21, 1920 || Smith and Shipman takes action in Supreme Court against Government, on the fishery regulations. |
| October 22, 1920 || Vilna incident referred to League of Nations.
Smith and Shipman granted writ of mandamus.
| October 23, 1920 || General Booth arrives at New York. |
| October 25, 1920 || Klark-Urban Co. opens in Casino.
Dr. W.H. Parsons appointed Supt. of Asylum for Insane.
McSwiney, Lord Mayor of Cork, died of hunger strike in Brixton jail.
Four Provinces of Canada, Alberta, Sask., Manitoba, and Nova Scotia, vote
| October 26, 1920 || Russian-Polish Treaty ratified.
Greek throne offered to Prince Paul.
Ethel Dickenson Memorial unveiled by Lady Harris.
| October 27, 1920 || R.S. Janes of Glovertown, B.B., reported dead in Baffin Land last April.
Cathedral Bazaar opens in C.L.B. Armoury.
St. Andrew New Club Rooms opened.
W.M.S. Convention opens in George St. Church.
| October 28, 1920 || British Miners strike settled.
Kiel Canal declared an International Waterway.
Reunion of train men in C.L.B. Armoury.
Admiral Coundouriotis appointed Regent of Greece.
| October 29, 1920 || Reid Nfld. Co. Directors Report, published. |
| October 31, 1920 || New R.C. Church at Caplin Bay, blessed by Archbishop. |
| November 2, 1920 || Presidential election in United States, Harding, Republican candidate, wins by great majority. |
| November 3, 1920 || St. Andrew’s sale of work opens. |
| November 5, 1920 || South African political parties, unite under Smute. |
| November 9, 1920 || Sugar falls to 6 1/4 cents per pound at New York. |
| November 10, 1920 || Adriatic question settled, Flume independent.
Fire on Water Street, Simon Levitz’s store badly gutted.
C.L.B. Old Comrades dance.
Motor Association dinner at Donovans.
| November 11, 1920 || Armistice day, complete silence at 11 o’clock for two minutes throughout the whole Empire, out of respect for the gallant dead.
Historic ceremony in Whitehall, body of unknown soldier interred at Westminster Abbey.
Air ships for seal fishery, arrive at Botwood.
Mr. Sebastian Young of Curling, chosen as Rhodes’ Scholar for 1921.
| November 12, 1920 || Peace Treaty between Italy and Jugo Slavia, signed. |
| November 14, 1920 || General Wrangel’s army reported wiped out.
Hon. W.B. Grieve arrives home from an extended trip to England and Scotland.
Disastrous fire at 46 Gower Street.
General elections in Greece, Premier Venizalos defeated.
| November 15, 1920 || Meeting of League of Nations at Geneva, Paul Hymans of Belgium elected President. |
| November 17, 1920 || Anniversary of swearing in of the Coaker-Squires Government.
Mass meeting of fishermen in C.C.C. Hall, protests against fishery regulations.
C.L.B. Old Comrades dinner.
B.I.S. Ladies Auxiliary sociable.
War Aide Bazaar in Presbyterian Hall.
| November 18, 1920 || Blue Puttee reunion at Smithville. |
| November 24, 1920 || Wesley Ladies Aid sale opened. |
| November 25, 1920 || Home Rule bill passes second reading in Lords. |
| November 28, 1920 || Christian Brother collection break’s all records. |
| November 30, 1920 || Lodge St. Andrew’s installation.
Sale of work in aid of C of E orphans.
St. Andrew night celebration.
| December 1, 1920 || D’Annunzo declares war on Italy.
Home rule Bill passes Lord’s.
L.C.A.S. sale of Work opens.
Annual poultry show opens.
Special session of Grand Orange Lodge, opens in Victoria Hall.
General election in British Columbia, Oliver Government sustained by majority of one.
Jubilee celebration of Rt. Rev. Mons. Donnelly, at Conception.
| December 2, 1920 || Dominion Building Association houses officially opened. |
| December 4, 1920 || L.O.A. resolution published.
Board of Trade formed at Grand Bank.
| December 5, 1920 || Greek plebiscite favours Constantine’s return to throne of Greece. |
| December 7, 1920 || Trade Bakery totally destroyed by fire. |
| December 8, 1920 || Consecration of Rt. Rev. H. Renouf, as Bishop at St. George’s.
Bulgaria admitted to League of Nations.
| December 9, 1920 || Hon. W.R. Warren, Minister of Justice, returns from England. |
| December 13, 1920 || B.I.S. Football dinner.
Bible Society Tea.
| December 15, 1920 || Announcement of three new companies incorporated, viz. St. John’s Light and Power Co. Ltd., Nfld Dockyards, Ltd., Mines and Forest Ltd. (Newfoundland), incorporates Harry Duff Reid, Robert Gillespie Reid and Chas O’Neil Conway. |
| December 16, 1920 || A.E. Hickman Co., and J & F Moore, defy regulations, and sell four cargoes of fish in Italy. |
| December 17, 1920 || Several towns in the Argentine Republic destroyed by earthquake. |
| December 18, 1920 || Smallpox Hospital destroyed by fire. |
| December 19, 1920 || Constantine arrives in Athens. |
| December 20, 1920 || Home Rule Bill passes Lords (final). |
| December 21, 1920 || Flume blockaded from rest of world.
N.W. Rowell announces League of Nations successfully launched.
American exchange reaches 19 3/8 per cent.
House and contents of Thomas Ducy, Marystown, destroyed by fire.
Warships presented to Canada, arrive at Halifax and are received by the Governor General and Hon. C. Balantyne.
| December 22, 1920 || Several hundred persons killed and injured in railway accident near Petrograd. |
| December 23, 1920 || Britian and France sign convention re Persia and Palestine.
Star Hall destroyed by fire, loss $50,000.
| December 25, 1920 || Funeral of reserve Fireman Harvey. |
| December 26, 1920 || Star of the Sea Association decides to erect new hall on site of old one.
Gospel Mission Hall, Adelaide St., dedicated by the President of the
Methodist Conference, Rev. Dr Fenwick.
| December 27, 1920 || Lt-Col (Rev.) Nangle writes Canada, asking for help on War Memorial. |
| December 29, 1920 || Appalling famine in China, Canada asked to help.
D’Annunzio’s territory surrendering to Italians.
Four persons die at Rive Fall River, Mass., from asphyxiation, as a result of a holiday drinking bout.
Russian-Polish peace negotiations at Riga, definitely broken off.
Importers association meet to discuss retrenchment.
Elks Lodge No. 1. Elect officers.
St. John’s Lodge A.F. & A.M. Installation of Officers.
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