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Year End Review - 1921
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| December 31, 1920 || Fishery Regulations, so far as Labrador Fishery in all Markets, and Shore fishery in Italian Market, lifted.
Evening Hearld ceases publication.
| January 1, 1921 || James Terrell, K.C., and Capt. James Adams, of Cable Ship Lord Kelvin, killed in auto crash at Halifax.
Dr. Theobald Von Bethman Holwegg, former German Chancellor, died.
C.L.B. annual concert.
Steamer Santa Isabelle, lost on Spanish Coast, 214 drowned.
| January 3, 1921 || I.O.O.F. Installation. |
| January 5, 1921 || Lord Mayor O’Callaghan, of Cork, and Peter J McSwiney, arrive at Newport News on S.S. West Canon, as stowaways.
Unemployed in United States number 2,325,000.
Lord Reading accepts vice Royalty in India.
| January 6, 1921 || M.C.L.I. debating season re opens.
Installation Leeming Lodge L.O.A.
St. Mary’s Guild Sociable.
| January 7, 1921 || Earthquake in Albania, 600 dead, 15 towns destroyed, and 30,000 homeless.
Lord Milner resigns Secretaryship of the Colonies.
C.C.C. Band Dance.
St. Andrew’s Society Annual Children's Treat.
Installation Colonial Lodge, I.O.O.F.
Installation Davidson Lodge, L.O.B.A.
| January 9, 1921 || Fire at Connors Drug Store. |
| January 10, 1921 || U.S.A. withdraws from European Council of Ambassadors. |
| January 12, 1921 || French Government of Georges Leagues, defeated on want of confidence vote, 463 to 125.
Memorial Tablet, gift of Sir Michael Cashin, unveiled at St. Bonaventure’s College by Governor Harris.
Cabaret at C.C.C. Hall, in aid of C. of E. Orphanage.
| January 14, 1921 || Ottawa stricken with Smallpox. |
| January 16, 1921 || Aristide Brland forms new French Ministry.
Star of the Sea Association Jubilee Parade.
| January 18, 1921 || Dam burst in Mexico, 100 drowned.
Installation Empire Lodge, S.O.E.
| January 20, 1921 || Brigus Jubilee Club, Silver Anniversary Parade and Ball.
T.A. Juvenile Treat.
| January 24, 1921 || Thanksgiving Day.
Guard band concert.
Old Homestead performance by B.I.S. Players, at the Casino.
| January 25, 1921 || Burns Nitch Celebration.
N.B.S. Installation of Officers.
| January 26, 1921 || Presentation of Imperial Service Medals, at Governor's House. |
| January 27, 1921 || Test of Treaty between Roger Casement, traitor, and Germany, made on December 28, 1914, made public. |
| January 28, 1921 || Libel action taken by Lind and Ceuto against Hon. W.F. Coaker. Damages claimed $100,000. |
| January 29, 1921 || Allies reach agreement on Reparations and Disarmaments.
Avalon Council K of C by Roberts instituted.
Gower Street Quarterly Official Board, adopt resolution supporting Rev. E.W. Frober's
attitude with reference to hostility in high quarters towards Prohibition,
| January 31, 1921 || Cunarder Albanian, arrives at New York on her maiden voyage.
Fire at Mount Alison University. Damage to Longley Hall, $35,000.
Dance at Masonic Temple.
Sleeping sickness reported in London.
Venezeulist members refuse oath of allegiance to King Constantine.
| February 1, 1921 || Conception Bay frozen over. |
| February 2, 1921 || “Prince of Pilsen” at the Casino.
G.W.V.A. dance in the C.C.C. Hall.
C.M.B.C. annual Entertainment.
| February 3, 1921 || Chancellor of the Exchequer, Austia Chamberlain, notifies withdrawal of Excess Profits Tax. |
| February 4, 1921 || Ulster Unionists elect Sir James Craig as leader. |
| February 5, 1921 || Greek Cabinet resigns.
Funeral of hon. W.B. Grieve, C.B.E., and Mr. John E. Steer.
| February 7, 1921 || Heaviest storm of the season, N.E. blizzard, drifts from 10 to 15 feet high.
Dominion Government badly defeated at Peterboro, Ont. Montreal Gazette advises appeal to the Country.
Induction of Rev. R.J. Power, M.A., as Pastor of St. Andrew’s Church.
British Foreign Office summons American Press representatives to Whitehall,
urging an appeal to both Countries for moderation, in view of strained
| February 8, 1921 || Germany accepts invitation to attend London Reparations Committee.
Storms continue unabated.
General election in South Africa, involving secession as an issue. Smuts,
Loyalist, obtains a majority over all parties of 22.
| February 10, 1921 || Annual re union of Marine Engineers’ Association. |
| February 13, 1921 || Rt. Hon. Winston Churchill, appointed Secretary of State for the Colonies, and Sir Worthington Evans, as War Secretary. |
| February 14, 1921 || Canadian Dominion Parliament. |
| February 15, 1921 || Re opening of Imperial Parliament. |
| February 16, 1921 || Flume at Petty Harbor, damaged by avalanche. Light and Power put out of business, Newspapers closed down.
King of Sweden calls on Mr. Banting to form a Ministry.
| February 17, 1921 || Grand Bank Board of Trade, speaking for West Coast, notifies Government of its refusal to recognize Fishery Regulations. |
| February 18, 1921 || Soviet troops occupy Tiflis, Georgia. |
| February 19, 1921 || R.C. Palace, St. John’s, destroyed by fire.
Fish Exporters demand cancellation of Fishery Regulations.
American unofficial representative of U.S.A. on the Allied Reparations
Commission, formerly withdraws.
| February 20, 1921 || Repairs on Petty Harbor flume completed. |
| February 21, 1921 || Daily News published for first time since flume accident, except for an “All-New Sheet” on Saturday.
Heavy storm in New York, Boston, and New England States generally.
| February 22, 1921 || United States demands equal privileges, but refuses to accept equal responsibilities, in mandated territories.
Carnival at Prince’s Rink.
U.S. provides for standing army of 175,000.
| February 23, 1921 || Curlers Charity Day, net proceeds, $3,017.91.
Famous Shrine at Loreto, destroyed by fire.
| February 24, 1921 || Russo-Polish Armistice extended.
Revolt at Petrograd.
| February 25, 1921 || Panama declares war on Costa Rica. |
| February 26, 1921 || Children's Carnival at Prince’s Rink. |
| February 28, 1921 || Costa Rican Army surrenders in Colon.
Bank of Commerce transfer's business to their new building on Water Street,
| March 1, 1921 || Reparation Conference meets in London. Germans make impossible demands.
Ex-King Ferdinand of Bulgaria, dies in France.
S.S. Roald Jarl, brings 6 railway engines from Philadelphia for Government
| March 2, 1921 || Nomination Day, Harbor Main Election.
Champ Clark, Democratic House Leader, U.S.A., dead.
Horse Races at Quidi Vidi.
Concert at Masonic Hall.
| March 3, 1921 || Lloyd George replies in two hour speech to German delegation in London. Germans given four days to decide.
G.W.V.A. Meets. Announces promise of 10% bonus for disability pensioners. Protest against delay in erection of National Memorial.
Announced that Samuel Harris Ltd., has defied Coaker Regulations, and placed disposal of four cargoes in the hands of the firm’s Agents in Oporto.
Exporters Association proposed by Wholesalers and Retailers.
| March 4, 1921 || President Harding inaugurated at Washington. |
| March 5, 1921 || U.S. Submarine Chaser fires on Western Union Cable Ship, Robert C Cleary, and arrests crew. |
| March 7, 1921 || German proposal refused by London Conference. Allied troops to occupy German towns.
Schooner Eileen Lake, driven in by ice, creates sensation, having started from Catalina direct to Oporto, without authority of the Advisory Board, but on orders from the Marine and Fishery Department, of which Hon. Mr. Coaker
| March 8, 1921 || French and Belgium troops occupy Duisburg.
Premier Edurdo Dato of Spain, assassinated in Madrid.
British, French and Belgium troops, enter Dusseldorf.
Governor Harris entertains sealing Captains.
Regulations re Portugal Market, raised by Government, in absence of Prime
Minister, and against protest of Minister of Fisheries.
| March 9, 1921 || Petograd reported in the hands of Revolutionaries.
White Ruthenians proclaim independence of Russia.
Lady Harris appoint Lady of Grace of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, in
| March 10, 1921 || St. Bon’s College Prize distribution.
“The Upstart” comedy, staged.
| March 11, 1921 || Trotsky offers 10,000,000 roubles for head of Gen. Koslivsky, who replies with an offer of ten roubles for Trotsky’s head — a study in values.
Allies occupy Oberhausen.
Demonstration in Egypt against Winston Churchill as Colonial Secretary.
| March 12, 1921 || Polling Day at Harbor Main. Dr. Jones and Capt. Lewis elected. Government defeated. |
| March 13, 1921 || Loggers from Victoria Lake numbering 150, hold up express at Lewisporte, and compel it to proceed forthwith South, instead of picking up main line passengers. |
| March 15, 1921 || Talaat Pasha assassinated in Berlin.
Restrictions on Portuguese markets removed.
British Government purchases Direct Cable Company, for 570,000 Pounds.
Terra Nova wins Hockey tie Cup against Felidans.
| March 17, 1921 || Andrew Bonar Law, resigns from Cabinet and House Leadership, on grounds of ill Health.
Dr. Alfred Zayara Alfonso, President of Cuba.
“Daughters of Erin” at B.I.S. Hall.
St. Joseph’s Concert.
Installation Tasker A.F & A.M.
Cowan Mission Concert.
| March 18, 1921 || Occupation of Germany extended to within 2 ½ miles of Essen.
General Pershing denounces efforts of foreign propagandists, to weaken friendship between U.S.A. and her former allies.
Russo-Polish treaty signed.
| March 20, 1921 || Silesia votes for German connection by large majority. |
| March 21, 1921 || Austen Chamberlain elected Leader of the Unionist Party.
Patriotic Association meets and adjourns same day.
Methodist Guards form Old Comrades Association.
| March 22, 1921 || Chamberlain resigns as Chancellor of the Exchequer. |
| March 23, 1921 || Communist outbreak in Hamburg. |
| March 24, 1921 || Cardinal Gibbons died at Baltimore, 87.
Nolan convicted of manslaughter.
| March 26, 1921 || Destructive fire at Tokio; 1,000 homes destroyed.
Lt-Col Nagle leaves for Gallipoli.
| March 28, 1921 || St. John’s first “holdup”. William Miles of Herring Neck robbed of $200 and valuables, at revolver’s point.
C.L.C. Band Easter Concert, in College Hall.
C.C.C. Annual “At home”.
“The Irresistible Marmaduke” at the Casino.
| March 29, 1921 || John Burroughs, eminent Naturalist, died on a New York Central train.
Ladies’s Auxiliary C.L.B., formed.
Dedication of New Methodist Church at Heart’s Delight by Rev. Dr. Fenwick,
assisted by Rev. Dr. Saint.
| March 30, 1921 || Local Legislature opens.
Ex-Emperor Karl fails in peaceful attempt to regain throne.
Cambridge wins University Boat Race.
Severe North East Storm.
| March 31, 1921 || “Newfoundland War Memorial Unlimited” proposed by Lieut Col Robert G Rendell, C.B.E.
Sir Robert Horne appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Coal Miners strike begins at midnight. State of emergency proclaimed under
| April 4, 1921 || St. Patrick’s Institute formed.
First meeting of M.G.R., Old Comrades Association.
| April 5, 1921 || Law Society Dinner.
Cathedral Women’s Association sale and sociable
Ladies Branch St. Patrick’s institution formed.
| April 6, 1921 || First night session in Assembly.
C.L.B. Old Comrades “At Home”.
| April 7, 1921 || Windsor Bread competition at Carbonear.
A.B. Morine, K.C., addresses Llewellyn Club on “The Outlook of Newfoundland.”
| April 10, 1921 || Body of Veteran Anthony McGrath, of the American Army, brought home for interment at St Patrick’s, lies in state at G.W.V.A. Rooms.
Sir John Crosbie, Lt. Col. Sullivan, and Hon. W.F. Coaker, return from
| April 11, 1921 || United States 67th Congress assembles. |
| April 12, 1921 || President Harding, in opening address, declares against the League of Nations.
Cochrane Street Brotherhood formed.
| April 13, 1921 || Near riot in House of Assembly results in forced adjournment..
Annual Meeting, Bell Island G.W.V.A.
| April 14, 1921 || Sir Arthur Vicars, Ulster King of Arms, shot dead in Ireland.
M.C.L.I. annual dinner.
| April 15, 1921 || Railway men and transport workers in Britain, call off threatened strike. |
| April 16, 1921 || Mass meeting of Unemployed at L.S.P.U. Hall. Cancellation of Fishery Regulations, abolition of food Control Board, and removal of the War Measures Act, demanded. |
| April 17, 1921 || Lord’s Day Alliance, urges passing of Lord’s Day Act for Newfoundland. |
| April 19, 1921 || Second meeting of Unemployed in Casino.
Installation Shannon Chapter, A.F. &. A.M.
Orange Grand Bank Chapter and Grand Lodge, assemble at Old Perlican.
Premises of George Powell & Son at Victoria, destroyed by fire.
| April 20, 1921 || Parade of Unemployed. Delegation appears before the Bar of the House. All demands acceded to. |
| April 21, 1921 || Germany's request for U.S. mediation in Reparation, refused by President Harding.
S.U.F. Grand Lodge sessions in St. John’s closed.
| April 23, 1921 || Announced Italians Corsorzino to continue. Italian Government forbids fish importations.
St. George’s Society parade.
St. John’s Octette at the College Hall.
| April 25, 1921 || Disorders in House Assembly. The Speaker leaves the chair.
I.O.O.F 102nd Anniversary Celebration.
| April 26, 1921 || Funeral of Rev. Canon Smith, at Portugal Cove.
Concert and Sociable at Congregational Church, in aid of Industrial School for Homeless girls.
Felidian Hockey Team Dinner.
| April 27, 1921 || Address in Reply, passes Assembly after four weeks debate.
The Governor at Bay de Verde.
Concert at Presbyterian Hall.
| April 28, 1921 || Prime Minister Squires in the Legislature, denounces the Management of the Royal Bank of Canada as “a bunch of shylocks.”
Kirk Men’s Association formed.
Girls Friendly Social Festival.
| April 29, 1921 || Lord Edmund Talbot, Viscount FitzAlan, succeeds Viscount French as Viceroy of Ireland. |
| April 30, 1921 || Printers strike for 44 hours week as 48 hour rates commences.
Knox Peace Resolution passes United States Senate.
| May 1, 1921 || L.S.P.U. strike.
Viscount FitzAlan sworn is as Irish Viceroy.
Printers strike in United States and Canada.
| May 3, 1921 || German Indemnity placed by Supreme Council at 6,750,000,000. |
| May 4, 1921 || Poles run amok in Upper Silesia. British compelled to fire in self-defence.
B.I.S. Annual Billiard Dinner.
Methodist Guards Concert at College Hall.
“Wishing Cap” Operetta at Casino.
Centenary of death of Napoleon the Great.
| May 5, 1921 || City Clergymen protest against entertainment and card moneys being devoted to the purchase of Beaumont Hamel.
Ultimatum in Germany delivered by allied Supreme Council.
Craig and De Valera meet in Dublin.
Closing session of Llewellyn Club. Farewell of Rev. Dr. Jones, the club
| May 7, 1921 || Situation in Silesia serious.
Crown Prince Hirohito of Japan, arrives in England.
| May 9, 1921 || Strike at Grand Falls.
Sweden abolishes capital punishment.
| May 10, 1921 || Dr. Wirth forms German Cabinet, and the Reichatah yields to the Allies terms, accepting their ultimatum by a vote of 331 to 175.
Motion by Sir Michael Cashin, for a select Committee to investigate fish
scandal, rejected by strict party vote 17 to 13.
| May 11, 1921 || German accapence of Allied terms without reservation or conditions, announced in Commons, by Premier Lloyd George.
Brotherhood Federation organized.
| May 12, 1921 || D.C.L. Conferred on Rev. Canon Bolt at King’s college, Windsor, N.S.
Motion of address to the Government, re Scandals, introduced by Sir Michael Cashin, Sir John Crosbie exposes the $32,676 Exchanged Cheques”
| May 13, 1921 || Unemployed march on Colonial Building, and demand work.
| May 14, 1921 || George Fowlow. and George Budden, presented with Silver Watches by Governor, on behalf of Netherlands Government, in recognition of their heroic effort in rescuing the surviving members of the crew of the S S Adries Driel, in December, 1919.
Two days magmatic storm does much damage to telegram lines and cables.
| May 15, 1921 || Rev. Dr. Jones preaches farewell sermon at St. Thomas’ |
| May 16, 1921 || Sinn Fein outrages general in English cities. |
| May 17, 1921 || “Officer 666 at Casino. |
| May 18, 1921 || Entente Cordiale threatened over the Silenish trouble.
Scotch Concert at the Methodist College Hall.
Officers’ Mess C.L.B. annual Dinner.
| May 19, 1921 || Ambassador Harvey, in address at Pilgrim’s Club in London, makes memorable statement as to America's reasons for entering the war, and her rejection of the League of Nations.
Chief Justice Edward Douglas White, U.S. Supreme Court, dead.
| May 20, 1921 || Fiftieth day of British coal strike. |
| May 21, 1921 || J.P. Morgan & Co., announce a French loss of $100,000,000 at 8 per cent. |
| May 22, 1921 || S.O.E. Annual Parade. Memorial Tablet unveiled by Prime Minister. |
| May 23, 1921 || Severe Electrical storm. Main switch at Petty Harbor blown out.
Body of Pte. Chipman, U.S. War Veteran, arrives by Rosalind. Military funeral to Station, for interment at Spaniard’s Bay.
Trial of Hun War criminals opens at Leipzig.
| May 24, 1921 || Election day in Ulster.
Empire Day, Holiday, Snow Storm.
Dublin Customs House seized by Sinn Finers.
K of C State Convention opens.
| May 25, 1921 || Squires budget introduced. Over $2,000,000 additional taxation.
War Memorial Meeting, convened by Deputy Major Morris at Government request, results in attendance of 40.
Demonstration of protest against reduction of relief work wages.
Delegates heard at the bar of the (?)
| May 26, 1921 || First Hun sentenced at Leipzig Court for war brutality, received 10 months imprisonment.
Demonstration of protest against reduction of relief work wages.
Delegate heard at the bar of (?) Hedge ???
| May 27, 1921 || Nfld Amature Athletic Association formed. |
| May 28, 1921 || United States Emergency Traffic Bill becomes operative. |
| May 30, 1921 || Capt. Mueller sentenced at Leipzig to 6 months imprisonment, for brutality to British prisoners.
Report of Prohibition Committee tabled.
Supplemental Supply introduced, totaling $1,151,041.88 exclusive of the
$500,000 fish transactions.
| May 31, 1921 || Annual Branch W.S.M Convention at Carbonear. |
| June 1, 1921 || Race riots in Oklahoma. Many killed and wounded. |
| June 3, 1921 || Lord Byng of Vimy appointed Viceroy of Canada.
Ricahrd A Squires, Knighted; H.W. LeMesserier C.M.G. and D.M. Baird, enrolled
as Hon Associates of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem
| June 4, 1921 || Canadian Parliament prorogued.
Disastrous flood Colorado.
| June 5, 1921 || Rt. Hon. Will Crooks, Labor Leader, died, 69. |
| June 6, 1921 || First game of League Baseball series. |
| June 7, 1921 || Ulster Parliament opened.
Canadian Presbyterian Assembly approves Church Union, 416 to 111.
Chinese Government first to accept League of Nations Disarmament
| June 9, 1921 || Britain occupies Rosenberg and Poles evacuate town.
War Memorial meeting in Board of Trade Rooms, in response to call of P.E. Outerbridge.
Saskatchewan election returns Liberals by 43 to 17.
| June 12, 1921 || Memorial Tablets unveiled at the Kirk, by Governor Harris. Address by Capt. (Rev. Dr.) H.A. Kent. |
| June 13, 1921 || Premier Squires introduces the Sales-Sur-Super-Tax resolutions. |
| June 15, 1921 || F. Archibald, M.H.A. for Harbor Grace, withdraws support from the Squire’s Government, and takes an independent seat.
St. Bon’s Annual Sports
| June 17, 1921 || At demand of Sir Michael Cashin that the Government place a definite Railway policy before the House, adjournment is taken for 5 days, to formulate a scheme.
Coal Miners ballot results in strike continuance.
| June 19, 1921 || Sir Roger Twysden arrives by S.S. Sachem. |
| June 20, 1921 || Conference of Premiers opens at No. 10 Downing Street.
President Harding’s Association of Nations proposal outlined.
Miss Marjorie Hutching’s Recital at College Hall.
| June 21, 1921 || F. Archibald, M.H.A., strongly endorsed by his constituents in Harbor Grace. |
| June 22, 1921 || Ulster Parliament opened by King George, Queen Mary also present. King’s appeal for peace.
Methodist Conference assembles, Rev. Dr. Fenwick re elected President, the first case of a second consecutive term in the Conference records.
Baseball season opens.
| June 24, 1921 || Avalon Lodge, A.F. & A.M. installation. |
| June 25, 1921 || Premier Lloyd George invites Sir James Craig and De Valera to a conference in London, if U.S. demands release of American prisoners in Russia. |
| June 27, 1921 || A.E. Reid & Company’s plant at Bishop’s Falls, partially destroyed by fire.
Mount Cashel Garden Party.
Broad Cove Regatta.
Severe thunder and lighting storm. House on Battery Road struck. Considerable damage done.
C of E School Picnic.
Wesley Bible Class Outing at Donovan’s.
Installation Carbonear Lodge A.F. & A.M.
| June 28, 1921 || Bell Island Agreement passes the Assembly.
Doors of British Embassy closed at Washington against Lord Northcliff.
| June 29, 1921 || Sir Edgar Bowring’s gift of Waterford Hall, as a Training and Employment School for the Blind, announced.
The Northcliffe interview scandal. King George repudiates statements as fabrication. Nothcliffe
| June 30, 1921 || Wickham Steed, traveling companion of Lord Northcliffe, and Editor of the London Times, admits responsibility for the alleged Nortrhcliffe interview.
The Imperial Service Medal presented by the Governor to John Trapnell, J.P., Harbor Grace.
Passport Regulations raised for Newfoundland by U.S. Government.
| August 1, 1921 || Plymouth Rock re dedicated on this, the 301st anniversary of the landing of the Pilgrim Fathers. |
| August 2, 1921 || Enrico Caruso, the Master Singer, died at Naples |
| August 3, 1921 || Regatta Day postponed owing to high winds.
Annual Regatta Dance.
| August 4, 1921 || Regatta held. Cold day but successful, and enthusiastic gathering.
Dail Eireann summoned.
| August 5, 1921 || Capt Campbell, M.C.S Concert in College Hall. |
| August 6, 1921 || Salvation Army Congress opens.
Disastrous forest fires in Maritime Provinces.
Newfoundland share of the illusory reparation payments, two fifths of one per cent.
Grand Falls strike ends.
| August 7, 1921 || War Memorial unveiled at Arnold’s Cove, T.B.
C of E Flower Sunday.
Manuel’s Garden Party.
Major Gallahe, S.A., lectured at St. Andrew’s Church.
| August 8, 1921 || Supreme Counsil meets in Paris.
Annual Reunion of the Sergeants’ Mess, at Donovan’s.
| August 9, 1921 || First of a series of “Iron Splittes” demonstration at Job’s premises, South Side. |
| August 10, 1921 || Baron Byng reaches Quebec. |
| August 11, 1921 || Lord Byrn of Vimy, sworn in at Quebec as Governor General.
King of the Hedja’s, threatens a Holy War.
Legislature adjourns by agreement with the opposition, until December 12th.,
and subject to express conditions.
| August 13, 1921 || Charles P Miller, Editor of the New York Times, visits St. John’s.
Cooperage of Williams Dawe & Sons, Bay Roberts, destroyed by fire.
| August 14, 1921 || Rev. Ives Stocker and wife, of China, visits the Island, and addresses C of E congregation.
Correspondence between De Valera and Lloyd George, concerning peace
proposals, made public.
| August 15, 1921 || British Government control of Railway ends. |
| August 16, 1921 || Death of King Peter of Yugoahiva, formerly Serbia, aged 77.
Dail Eireann assembles.............
Bell Island Regatta.
Glovertown destroyed by fire.
| August 17, 1921 || De Valera refuses British proposals.
B.I.S. Annual Outing.
Methodist Guards Sports.
N.B.S. Garden Party.
St. Michael’s Garden Party.
| August 18, 1921 || C.H.E. list published. Jubilee Scholarship won by Miss Olive Mews.
History of the Woman’s Franchise Bill, told by representatives of the movement.
Joseph Goldstein acquitted of arson charge, by Magistrate Avery of Burin.
| August 19, 1921 || City Commission grants Parade Grounds to Amateur Athletic Association.
British Commons adjourns till October 18th.
| August 20, 1921 || Commissioner Mullaly resigns.
Fire at J Burnstein’s.
Twillingate Sun changes hands. Editor Temple leaves for Toronto.
| August 21, 1921 || Prime Minister leaves for Washington. |
| August 22, 1921 || Rev. Ernest C Earp, B.A.C.F., elected Rector of St. Thomas Parish. |
| August 23, 1921 || Prince Emir Festal crowned King of the Irak Region.
Population of Great Britain increased by nearly 2,000,000, despite heavy war
| August 24, 1921 || Dirigible ZR-2, formerly R-38, collapses over Hull, Yorkshire. 44 out of 49 killed.
Death of Sir Sam Hughes, 69.
Capt. Campbell’s “Child Welfare” Recial.
| August 25, 1921 || Peace Treaty between United States and Germany, signed. |
| August 26, 1921 || Mathias Erzberger, former Vice President of Germany, assassinated. |
| August 27, 1921 || Diamond Jubilee of Rev. Dr. Cowperthwaite.
Final settlement of L.S.P.U. threatened strike.
Railway General Manager Morgan, arrives.
First cricket match for the year.
| August 28, 1921 || Holyrood and Torbay Garden party.
Foundation stone of St Kyran’s Parish Church, laid by Rev. Father Fyme.
| August 29, 1921 || Hon Lionel H Clarke, Lieut-Governor of Ontario, dead.
City Football at Grand Falls.
Peace Treaty between Hungary and the United States, signed at Budapest.
Newfoundland Postal Association formed.
| August 30, 1921 || Regatta Committee 1921, holds final meeting. |
| August 31, 1921 || Nova Scotia celebrates Tercentenary of Charter at Annapolis Royal.
Military, quells Belfast rioting.
Mrs Martin, sister of Commander Grieve Hawker’s partner in the trans-Atlantic
Air flight, with her two children, visits St. John’s.
| September 1, 1921 || Sinn Fein accepts invitation to London Conference.
Sir John Crosbie seriously ill, leaves for Montreal.
| September 2, 1921 || Manager Holmes of the Seaman’s Institute, arrived. |
| September 3, 1921 || Manager Jones of the Seamen’s Institute, leaves with his family for Australia. |
| September 4, 1921 || Rev. Edwin Nicholls succeeds Rev. Canon Feild as Rector of St. Michael’s. |
| September 6, 1921 || Parker and Monroe’s Annual Outing. |
| September 7, 1921 || Annapolis Royal, N.S., partly destroyed by fire.
Vardy’s premises, Hickman’s Harbor, destroyed by fire.
| September 8, 1921 || Tropical storm of great violence in West Indies and Central America. |
| September 9, 1921 || Express held up at Badger by returning laborers, for five hours.
Unveiling and dedication of Monument to Trinity heroes.
| September 10, 1921 || “Fatty” Arbuckle charged with murder. |
| September 11, 1921 || Death of Admiral Mount Batten, Marquis of Milford Haven, 67. |
| September 12, 1921 || Sir Richard Squires at Washington, meets Senate Finance Committee, and interviews Secretary Hughes.
Methodist Ecumenical Conference in London, declares international disarmament a necessity.
Explosion at Imperial Oil Plant rocks Halifax.
Newfoundland Railway Company resigns after a fortnight’s experience.
| September 13, 1921 || Methodist Ecumenical conference, by practically unanimous vote, commends work of the League of Nations. |
| September 14, 1921 || International Court of Justice constituted, by appointment, through League of Nations, of eleven Judges.
De Valera’s reply to Lloyd George is a virtual demand for secession. Proposed
meeting at Inverness called off.
| September 17, 1921 || Premier Lloyd George issues ultimatum as to secession.
Sir Ernest Shackleton's two year Antarctic expedition by the “Quest”, leaves.
| September 20, 1921 || Normal School opened. |
| September 21, 1921 || Premier Meighen’s Cabinet reorganized. Nine new members.
Chemical Works at Oppau, Germany, blown up - 1000 killed and 3000 wounded.
Consecration of Heart’s Content Lodge, A.F. &. A.M., and installation of W.M.
| September 22, 1921 || B.I.S. win football Championship against Star, by 2 goals to nil. |
| September 24, 1921 || Wanderers sports at Halifax.
Bell wins 5 mile race. Phelan, Butler, and Skirving, meet success. Newfoundland A.A.A.
takes 2nd place on points.
| September 27, 1921 || Premier Meighen opens election campaign at Portage la Prairie.
Fortune Memorial unveiled by Dr. MacDonald S.M.
W.M.S. District Convention opens at Grand Bank.
| September 29, 1921 || Silver Wedding of Rev. A and Mrs Shorter, Harbor Buffett. |
| September 30, 1921 || De Valera accepts for Sinn Fein, Prime Minister’s invitation to London Conference.
Burgenland, West Hungary, declares its independence.
“The Enchanted Garden” by Mrs. Cleary’s pupils, at the Casino.
| October 3, 1921 || Death of ex-King William of Wurtemburg.
W.J. Herder, Proprietor of the Evening Telegram, offers cup and prizes for local Marathon.
Cecil J F Parsons, chosen as 1921 Rhodes Scholar. (Since signed for current year)
N.A.A.A. demonstration at Donovan’s on return of athletes from Halifax.
| October 4, 1921 || Canadian Parliament dissolved.
Premier Melghen issues Manifesto.
Fifteen locals out of 20, withdraw from International Longshoremen’s Union.
Woman suicides from S.S. Portia in Fortune Bay.
Blue Puttee Re-union at Donovan’s.
| October 5, 1921 || Old Feilidan’s re union at Donovan’s. |
| October 6, 1921 || Motor Association Annual Dinner.
Golden Jubilee of Capt. and Mrs Thomas Rumsey.
| October 10, 1921 || J. A. Young succeeds G.G. Glennie as Manager of the Bank of Nova Scotia, St. John’s. |
| October 11, 1921 || Irish Settlement Conference opens in London.
Speaking at Canterbury, Field Marshal Earl Haig, declares cavalry an essential arm of the service and cites the action around Amiens in March 1918, as proof.
Hon. J.P. Hand, Bermuda, presents Scholarship at St. Patrick’s Hall.
| October 12, 1921 || Death of Senator Knox.
Bishop Spencer College “At Home”.
K of C Memorial School presented to Archbishop Roche.
| October 13, 1921 || Gloucester schooner, Elsie Marty Welch, wins U.S.A. Fishermen’s Elimination races. |
| October 14, 1921 || Rev. Ernest C Earp, B.A., Rector of St. Thomas, arrives. |
| October 15, 1921 || Lunenburg schooner Bluenose, Angus Walters, wins Canadian Elimination races.
J Bell of St. John’s, takes second place in Halifax Herald Marathon. Time, 58
minutes, 55 ½ seconds.
| October 16, 1921 || Bishop of Newfoundland inducts Rev. E.C. Earp.
Gower Street Jubilee Service. Rev. Car Garland, Preacher.
Rev. Bro. J.E. Ryan appointed President of St. Bonaventure’s College.
| October 17, 1921 || Rev. Carl Garland lectures in College Hall.
Gladys Klark Company opens at Casino.
| October 18, 1921 || Train wreck at Bowring Park, engine and four freight cars overturn. No injuries.
Ex King Ludwig of Bavaria, dead, 76.
| October 19, 1921 || Lloyd George states, unemployment situation in Great Britain, the worst since Napoleonic War.
Ayre Athletic Grounds formally presented to the Methodist College. Full sports program.
Revolution in Portugal. Three Ministers assassinated.
De Valera sends message to Pope Benedic, reflecting on King George.
Spence Club Vegetable Sale.
| October 20, 1921 || League of Nations Festival at S.A. Citadel.
Girls Industrial Home Meeting in Grenfell Hall.
| October 21, 1921 || Ex King Charles of Hungary arrives in Burgenland. Regent Horthy leads the Army against him..
Capt. Edward English Jr., presented by the Government with Silver Cup, in recognition of his service, when S.S. Ethie
was stranded in 1919.
| October 23, 1921 || M Demitroff, Bulgarian Minister of War, assassinated.
Gower Street Silver Jubilee Week closes.
| October 24, 1921 || Ex Emperor Carl and ex Empress Zita, captured near Komorn, West Hungary, and imprisoned.
Canadian Bluenose wins International Fishermen’s Race against U.S. Elsie.
Demonstration in honour of Athletic Bell.
| October 25, 1921 || Wilfred Wood, Art Exhibition at Empire Hall.
20th Annual Convention St. John’s District W.M.S., opens at Cochrane Street
| October 26, 1921 || Chancellor Wirth forms new Cabinet. |
| October 27, 1921 || “Big Five” call off Railways “Walk Out” order. |
| October 28, 1921 || First big storm of season — a “hum-dinger”. Wires out of commission. Big washout on railway. |
| October 29, 1921 || New York acclaims Marshall Foch on his arrival from France.
Italy’s Unknown Soldier, laid to rest in the Cathedral of Aquileia.
Soviet Russia makes conditional offer, to assume Imperial Russia’s debts.
Annual Tasker celebration.
| October 30, 1921 || Outer Cove new Church, dedicated by Archbishop Roche.
Methodist Churches protest against failure to enforce Prohibition Act.
| October 31, 1921 || Unionists vote to censure on Lloyd George Irish Policy, defeated 439 to 43.
Anglican Churches at Hermitage and Little Bay East, also R.C. Church at
Miller’s Passage, wrecked in North East gale.
| November 1, 1921 || Mr. Morgan assumes Chairmanship of Railway Management Board. |
| November 3, 1921 || Train service resumed, damages by great storm being temporarily repaired.
Dollar Wheat once more.
| November 4, 1921 || Premier Takashi Haru of Japan assassinated. |
| November 6, 1921 || Knights of Columbus Installation at Grand Falls. |
| November 7, 1921 || Hungarian National Assembly dethrones King Charles, and ousts the Hapsburg Dynasty.
Uchida becomes Premier of Japan.
King Alexander assumes throne of Jugo Slavia.
Funeral of U.S. Veteran J.T. Kennedy of Harbor Grace, from S.S. Rosalind to Station.
Ricketts V.C. Memorial School at Seal Cove, White Bay, opened, and Tablet unveiled by Dr. W.W. Blackall, M.B.E.
| November 8, 1921 || Ulster Cabinet summoned to London, to confer with Sir James Craig.
Fondney Emergency Traiff extended, 'till replaced by permanent one.
Franco - Turkish (Nationalist) Treaty ratified.
Mayor Hylan re elected in New York by large plurality.
U.S. Austrain Treaty becomes effective.
Gower Street Boy Scouts Anniversary Banquet.
| November 9, 1921 || Meeting of Grenfell Association at Government House
B.I.S. Football dinner.
Cochrane Street Church Sale of Work.
| November 10, 1921 || Imperial Parliament prorogued.
C.E.I. Memorial unveiled by Rev. Canon Bolt, D.C.L.
St. Bon’s wins inter-college Football Championship.
| November 11, 1921 || Armistice and “Poppy” Day.
G.W.V.A. Dance in C.C.C. Hall.
Official Ceremony at Sergeant’s Memorial.
Government under pressure, again promises to fulfil the promises made in the Prime Minister's Manifesto to the War Veterans.
Presentation from Grand Falls Veterans, to Manager Scott, in Parish Hall.
| November 12, 1921 || International Disarmament Conference opens at Washington.
Secretary Hughes represents his Naval proposals, which include a 10 year
Naval holiday and a 5-5-3 ratio.
| November 13, 1921 || Memorial Tablet to O.L.B.J Co. Cadets, unveiled at St. Boniface Church, Bell Island, by Rev. J. Stead.
C.L.B. Brigade Week commences. Mammoth parade to St. Mary’s.
Memorial Tablet in Carbonear Methodist Church, unveiled by Rev. Dr. Fenwick,
President of the Methodist Conference.
| November 15, 1921 || Bell Island Poultry Exhibition.
R.C. Presbytery at Marystown, destroyed by fire.
| November 16, 1921 || Columbus L.A. Sale of Work. |
| November 17, 1921 || Unionists at Liverpool, in caucus, vote confidence in Lloyd George’s Irish Policy. |
| November 18, 1921 || Construction of 4 Super-Hood battleships, suspended. |
| November 19, 1921 || Negotiations towards Egyptian independence, collapse.
Young Man, Townshend, of St. John N.B., reported missing since Thursday.
| November 20, 1921 || Belvedere, Ladies Association formed. |
| November 21, 1921 || Premier Briand demands security for France, as essential preliminary to disarmament. |
| November 22, 1921 || Betrothal of Princess Mary to Viscount Lascelles, officially announced.
Nomination Day in Canada.
Dominion Sports at Prince’s Rink.
Golden wedding of Mr and Mrs Jebez Legrow, Broad Cove, B.D.V.
| November 23, 1921 || Government and Sinn Fein Conference, resumed.
Congregational Church Sale of Work.
Wesley Tea and Sale.
Dunfield Club Jumble Sale.
St. John’s Rotary Club organized.
| November 24, 1921 || Lord Curzon warns France of the folly of isolated action. |
| November 25, 1921 || Wireless message sent direct from Carnarvon to Australia.
Crown Prince Hirohito appointed Regent of Japan.
After three days irregularity due to ice accumulation, Electric Plant resumes
| November 27, 1921 || Christian Brothers collection exceeds $8,000.
Long distance telephone opened. News publishes first items, reported by new
service from Harbor Grace and Brigus.
| November 28, 1921 || Beacon Dubbs” at the Casino. |
| November 29, 1921 || Four days’ storm in New England States; 40 towns near Boston have electric light and power cut off. |
| November 30, 1921 || Poultry exhibition
L.C.A.S. sale opened.
Installation Lodge St. Andrew’s A.F. &. A.M.
| December 1, 1921 || Miss Daisy Stirling, V A.D., presented with the Royal Red Cross at Government House. |
| December 2, 1921 || F.P.U. Convention opens at Port Union. |
| December 4, 1921 || Corner stone of the Convent School of St. Patrick’s, laid by Archbishop Roche.
War Memorial Service at Cochrane Street Centennial Church. Rev. Dr. Bond, Preacher. H.E.
the Governor, unveils table. Rev. Capt Clayton takes part.
| December 5, 1921 || Severe rain and wind storm. Electric lights suffer.
Rev. Dr. Bond lectures on his Pilgrimage through France and Flanders, in the College Hall. The latter half delivered in total darkness, owing to lights cut off by storm.
Municipal Election Nomination Day, two candidates for Mayor and 25 for Councillors.
| December 6, 1921 || Irish agreement reached in the small hours of the morning. Canadian election results in. sweeping defeat of Meighen Government. Progressive in second place. |
| December 7, 1921 || Masonic Dance at the Temple. |
| December 8, 1921 || Sinn Fein Cabinet splits over agreement; De Valera leading the Extremists. |
| December 9, 1921 || Death of Sir Arthur Parsons. |
| December 10, 1921 || President Reid, Director Powell, Conroy, Minister of Justice, and Mrs. Warren, return from prolonged visit to England.
Washington Conference announces the four (afterwards Five) Great Power agreement on Pacific questions.
Major Cotton and Capt. Sidney Bennett air flight Botwood to Halifax,
commenced at 10.40 a.m. Machine descends at Deer Lake, 2 hours later. 70 miles
distance from starting point. Engine trouble. Major Cotton injured.
| December 11, 1921 || Memorial Service at Harbor Grace Presbyterian Church. Tablet unveiled by Mr. Dugald Munn.
War Memorial dedicated at the Church of St. Mary’s the Virgin, unveiled by H.E.
| December 12, 1921 || Constitutional Government defied. Legislature resumes sessions and is preremptorily prorogued within an hour.
Death of the Earl of Halsbury.
| December 13, 1921 || St. Andrew’s Y.L.G. sale of Work.
Presentation Convent Sale of Work.
| December 14, 1921 || Irish Treaty introduced into the House of commons by Dail Eireann.
Municipal Election. Out of 9000 registered, less than 8600 vote. Hontasker Cook elected Mayor, 2052 against 1476 for ex Mayor Eireann.
Sale of Work by disabled Sailors and Solders in the Presbyterian Hall.
Robert Haab elected President of the Swiss Republic.
British Parliament ratifies Irish Treaty by 401 to 47, in the Lords.
| December 19, 1921 || Another Revolution in Portugal.
British Parliament prorogued.
| December 20, 1921 || Bishop Field College speech day. |
| December 21, 1921 || Methodist College Prize Giving.
Bishop Spence College Prize giving.
Hockey League Annual Meeting.
| December 22, 1921 || After a week of waiting, Municipal Count ends and poll is declared. Messrs Martin, Outerbridge, Vinicombe, Collier, Ryan, and Dowden, elected. Mr. Brophy comes seventh, with two votes behind.
Presbyterian College Prize giving.
| December 23, 1921 || Eugene Debs, Socialist Presidential Candidate, released by President Harding, and sentence commuted. |
| December 24, 1921 || Midnight Mass at R.C. Cathedral.
Carol service at the Kirk.
Premises of Elisa Basha and Edwin Newton, Bell Island, destroyed by fire.
| December 25, 1921 || Prince of Wales in Calcutta. |
| December 26, 1921 || Prince’s Rink opens for the season.
Concert at S.A. Citadel.
| December 27, 1921 || Installation St. John’s Lodge A.F. & A.M. |
| December 28, 1921 || Hostility of France compels Washington Conference to drop Submarine Limitation proposal.
Poor Asylum Mission Annual Treat.
“Smoker” at Masonic Temple.
| December 29, 1921 || McKenzie King Government sworn in at Ottawa.
Royal Bank of Canada removes to new building, adjoining Bank of Montreal.
Councillor Outerbridge entertains Campaign Committee.
Y.P.S. of St. Andrew’s Christmas Treat to 250 needy children of the city.
Retiring Municipal Council holds final meeting.
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