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YEAR END EVENTS JULY 1907
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| July 1 1907 || ACCIDENT AT WABANA || Robert Mercer of Topsail, aged 16, was injured on the D.T. and S. Plant at Bell Island, on Saturday afternoon, by a car passing over his hand and crushing three fingers. The lad was employed discharging coal from the cars. He left his work to cross the track for a drink of water. Whilst crossing, he fell in front of a car that was coming along, and one of the wheels passed over his hand, badly crushing it. He was immediately taken to the Surgery, where the Company’s Physician dressed the injured limb. The injury although very painful, is not serious, and in a few weeks time Mercer will, in all probability, be able to resume work. |
| July 1 1907 || BRUCE PASSENGERS || The S.S. Bruce arrived at Port aux Basques at 10 a.m. yesterday, having been delayed by the I.C.R. train. She brought the following passengers: Sir R. Bond, W. MacNamara, J.A. Baily, Ed. McDonald, James Butt, A.L. Holley, J.A. Jarvis, E.B. Marshall, R. Lawson, E. Gravels, H.J. Ambrose, R.W. Boyle, M. Rogers, A. Murtha, E. Jones, Geo. J. Peacock, E.J. Myres, A.T. Lawrence, S.D. and Mrs. Blandford, A.B. Morine, Mrs. Morine, Neville Morine, Stanley Morine, W.H. Collins, N.W. Latter, J. J. Lockerby, B.H. Squires, J.T. Martin, J.P. Brennan, A. Musgrave, H.F. Lockman, H.G. Eagen, J. McL. Fraser. The express is due at 4 o’clock. |
| July 1 1907 || HYMENAL || SMITH — SIMMONDS: Mr. M Smith, of Eden's Duckworth St. Grocery, and Miss Maggie Simmonds, were quietly wedded at St. Joseph’s Altar, St. Patrick’s Church, at 6.30 last evening, by the Rev. J Coady. The bride, who was attractively attired in champagne colour muslin, was attended by Miss Nellie Brophy, while Mr. M. Aylward supported the groom. The nuptial knot being tied, the party drove round Quidi Vidi Lake, and then to the residence of Mr. W. Skinner, Old Portugal Road, where the honeymoon will be spent. The News wishes Mr. and Mrs. Smith many happy years of happiness. |
| July 1 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || "BOWRINGS: Prosper left Fortune at 4.55 p.m. Saturday, going West.
REIDS: Glencoe left Placentia at 7 p.m. Saturday, with the following passengers: H.B. Curtis, Mrs. Curtis, Miss Fardy, Mrs. Penney and 2 children, C. and Mrs. Way and 2 children, J.P. Thompson. R.S. Holway, H.G. Chaplin, J. Leddingham. Miss Forsey, Miss Emberly.
Dundee arrived at Port Blandford at 1.20 p.m. yesterday.
Ethie arrived Clarenville at 5 p.m. yesterday.
Clyde arrived at Lewisporte at 6.30 p.m. yesterday.
Home is North of Bonne Bay.
Argyle leaves Placentia, this p.m. on the Red Island route.
Virginia Lake sails today for Labrador. "
| July 1 1907 || SCHOONER LOST.— BOY MISSING || From parties who arrived from Placentia Saturday, we learn that Sullivan’s boat of Petit Forte, was lost during Wednesday’s storm. The boat was coming to the land from Cape St. Mary’s, and had a fairly good catch of fish. Off the Seal Rocks, she capsized, being light in ballast. There were three men and a boy aboard at the time of the accident. The men, we understand, reached the shore, but nothing has been heard of the boy. Full particulars will likely be received today. |
| July 1 1907 || PASSENGER DIED AT SEA || Sunday last, one of the Carthaginian steerage passengers, a young American who was bound to Canada, died from dysentery. He became very ill soon after leaving Liverpool, and Dr. Gordon paid him every attention, but was unable to effect a remedy. The remains were buried at sea, the service being read by one of the Methodist Clergymen. The ship was stopped while the corpse was being lowered into the deep, and the sad ceremony was witnessed by nearly all on board. |
| July 1 1907 || CARTHAGINIAN ARRIVES IN PORT || The S.S. Carthaginian, Capt. J. Williams, arrived at 1 a.m. from Liverpool. She left there at 5 p.m. Saturday, 22nd, and had fair weather. She brought 350 tons general cargo, 6 bags of mail matter, and the following passengers: Messrs Hugh Anderson, Paymaster Campion, V.R. Vestell Cornish, G.H. Hall, J.J. Penny , H. Reeves, B. Topham, J. Young, Mesdames John Anderson, Campion, Cornish and Maid, Outerbridge and Young; Misses Campion, Nixon, M. O’Dwyer; Masters G. and C. Cornish; 14 second and 6 steerage. For Halifax there was 6 saloon, 42 second and 385 steerage. |
| July 1 1907 || SALMON WERE SCARCE || Hon. John and Mrs. Harvey, who were salmon fishing on the West Coast, returned by the express Saturday morning. They were not very successful as fish were scarce, though a very pleasant week was spent. Sportsmen at other places are complaining that salmon are not going up the rivers, but after a few more days of warm weather they hope to do better. |
| July 1 1907 || SUCCESSFUL OPERATION || Dr. Smith of Brookfield performed a successful operation on a man named David Tucker, Pool Island, Thursday last. The Doctor had to amputate the man’s leg at the knee, as it was diseased by the white swelling. The operation commenced at 10.30 a.m. and was finished in an hour and fifteen minutes. The Doctor was assisted by Doctor Roberts of Greenspond, his brother Chesley, and Capt. Baxter Barbour. |
| July 1 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "Rev. Dr. Curtis and Mr. Fenway, who had been attending the Conference at Grand Bank, returned to town Saturday night.
The C.E.I. - C.L.B. sports takes place on the afternoon of the 11th, July. Among the events on the program will be a walking match.
Thursday last, an extra large fish was caught in Hermitage Cove. It weighted 57 lbs round, and when dressed, over 40 lbs. Three of such when dried, would make up a quintal.
Friday last a widow named Bonia, at Placentia, was fined $50 by Magistrate O’Rielly, for selling hop beer that contained over 4 per cent of alcohol.
Mr. John Collins left by last evening’s express for New York, on business, in connection with the death of his brother, Richard, who died as the result of an accident a few weeks ago.
The shore train arrived on time Saturday night bringing: Rev. Dr. Curtis, M. Fenwick, J McNamara, J. Hewitt, Misses T.J. Freeman, P.F. O’Rielly, B. Parsons, W. Forsey, J. Tobin, Mrs. LeMarquand, and a large number of others.
About 200 persons took advantage of the fine weather yesterday, and by the afternoon excursion train, left for points as far as Kelligrews. Some 50 others went out on the 6 p.m. train. Return was made at 9.30.
The express last evening, took out Major Winter, E.C. Robinson, S.T. Tall, Const. Fitzgerald, J Francis, Mrs. Scofield, Miss Stick, Mrs. Bradley, Mrs. Parks, Mrs. James, Mrs. March, M. Clarke, J. Carter, J Collins, J. Clarke, H. Butler, R. Richardson, and about 20 others.
Walking seems to be the rage just now. In most of the sports this summer, pedestrians will have a chance to shine. A feature of the S.O.E. excursion to Harbor Grace will be a contest between young men from the city and Conception Bay.
The Nickle theatre opens today at St. Patrick’s Hall. There are four pictures on the bill, which promises to be an interesting and attractive one. Miss Hickey will sing the illustrated song “Down in the valley where the bluebells grow.”
Saturday, the yacht Christine, purchased by Captain Farquhar, arrived from Greennock after a passage of 13 days. She is handsomely fitted up being formerly owned by Lord Strathcona. She took 25 tons coal, and sailed for Halifax during the afternoon.
The members of George Street Epworth League gave an entertainment to the inmates of the Poor Asylum on Thursday evening last, when the following sang: – Misses F. Whiteway, Moulton, B. Knight, C. Parsons, Mrs. March, Messrs Tucker, Courtenay, Wylie and White. The quartette by Mrs. Steer, Miss Tucker and Messrs Tucker and Courtenay was warmly applauded. After the concert, cake and oranges were served to the inmates.
The Glencoe arrived at Placentia at 5 p.m. Saturday, with the following passengers: – T.J. Freeman, J Tobin, Miss Tobin, Master Tobin, Mrs. Smyth, Miss Colley, Mrs. Norburg, Mrs. LeMarquand, and two children, Rev. J McNamara, Rev. J. Hewett, Rev. M. Fenwick, Rev. Dr. Cutris, J Lanning, J Trapnell, W. Forsey, B. Parson, and Sister Joseph.
There was a birth on the Carthaginian this trip, the mother being one of the foreign steerage passengers. The woman and her little boy were well cared for and both are now doing well.
Messrs A.O. Birchenough, S.N. Glasdstone, T.A. Altz, G.H. Richarson, G.H. Brown, F. Phillipmen, A. Bishop, Probationers for the Methodist Church, arrived from England by the Carthaginian.
On the voyage from Liverpool, programs of sport was held. The various teams were well contested. An enjoyable concert was also held. The proceeds of both, as well as the collection at the service amounting in all to £4.19.6 were given to the Sailors Orphan Home.
There was 426 passengers on the Carthaginian bound to Canada, where they will settle down.
Bailiff James Kelly and Miss Maggie Barnes will be united in matrimony at the R.C. Cathedral this evening.
A labourer on Simms’ Street, was added to the black list on Friday. The list is growing, and contains 55 names at present.
Seven arrests were made by the Police during Saturday evening. Among the number were William Tibbs, and one who is on the water wagon. An effort is being made to find the person who sold the liquor to the latter.
Saturday afternoon, a sailor from the French warship Kleber, sampled Newfoundland liquor, which proved too strong for him. The result was he lost his sea legs and fell through Mr. G. Brownrigg’s window, doing damage to the tune of $20. He was arrested and conveyed to the lock-up, but later was liberated, an amount to cover the damage being deposited.
The reception on the French warship Saturday afternoon, was attended by a large number of city folks.
Admiral and Madem Therry and staff, of the French warship Kleber, attended last Mass at the Cathedral yesterday.
The French warship Kleber sails for St. Pierre today. Yesterday afternoon, scores of young people visited her, and were shown through by the courteous sailors and officers.
Seven of the men who arrived from New York by the Silvia left by the steamer again. They went to Bell Island on Friday, but did not like the work, so decided to quit without delay.
Mate Coffee, late of the Prospero, takes a similar position on the French steamer Emilia, which goes to Hudson Bay. Several others from St. John’s have also shipped on her."
| July 1 1907 || DEATHS || "HEARN — On Saturday at 3.30 p.m. Mrs. Mary Hearn, aged 66 years. Funeral takes place today from her nephew’s residence, 93 Signal Hill Road. Friends please attend without further notice.
CARNELL — On Saturday evening, after a tedious illness, Margaret A., beloved wife of Thomas Carnell, (Carriage Builder). Funeral on Tuesday at 2.30 p.m. from her late residence Carnell Street. — To be with Christ, which is far better."
| July 1 1907 || METHODIST CONFERENCE || "Grand Bank, June 29th. — The annual Conference Missionary Meeting was held last night, the President, Rev. Samuel Snowden in the chair. Rev. W.H. Dotchon, Conference Secretary, read the report. The total contributions amounted to $14,034, an increase of $1,365. Rev. Mr. Allan, Home Missionary Secretary , spoke at length, presenting the financial side of the problem and the needs of men. He appealed for encouragement to young men, and help to supply the mission field. Rev. Mr. Shore, Foreign Mission Secretary, asserted the need of aggressive work, taking for the subject: ""Mission as inspiration”. He pictured the opportunities that offered in the various fields of labour, and by an inspiring address, aroused enthusiasm. Rev. Mr. Norman, a returned Missionary, related incidences in connection with the Japanese work; and Japan’s need of Christianity. He pointed out that Japanese progress was coincident with the spread of Christianity; which was the inspiring source of that country’s women. These had their outcome in the new life of today. Rev. Dr. Evans farewelled and thanked the Conference. Mr. Allan spoke briefly and Mr. Shore prayed. The Laymen’s Missionary Movement is a great enterprise arousing the Church to large views of mission work.
Rev. J Bartlett, Secretary of Sunday Schools, pleaded for the development of child life, and said that the material for their use must give a true representation of religion to the child. Mr. Norman then spoke, after which the Rev. Dr. Graham, Educational Secretary, gave an inspiring address on the need of an educated missionary, whose man would be permeated with the truth. He praised the various Theological institutions, and asked for confidence in them and increased givings. At the close, the Conference adjourned until Monday."
| July 2 1907 || VIRGINIA LAKE OFF FOR LABRADOR || "The S.S. Virginia Lake, Capt. Parsons, resumed the Labrador service yesterday, leaving port at 5.45 p.m. She has been on dock for some time, and was replaced by the S.S. Adventure on the opening trip of the service. The Lake has been elaborately fitted up since last year. As already told in the News, new boilers have been installed, the machinery completely renovated, and the hull overhauled from the keelson to truck. A dynamo had also been put in position. The ship is now lighted above and below decks with electricity, which was a necessity, and one that will meet with general approval from the travelling public. The cabin has been also attended to, and presents a palatial appearance. A staff of expert painters has been employed for some days, and the entire cabin is finished in white enamel and oak. The state rooms are done in white enamel, while the floors are covered throughout with carpet and linoleum. The second class passengers accommodations have not been neglected. This part of the vessel has been throughly remodelled, especially the ladies quarters. The latter are neatly painted; new cots have been supplied and
New Sanitary Arrangements put in.
In every berth in the steerage, both in the gentlemen and ladies’ apartments, there is a life belt, while for emergency cases there is an extra supply kept on deck, in a large box near the bridge. The smoking room has been newly upholstered and ventilated. The officers quarters have also been looked after, and a new officers mess room has been built on deck. The Hospital chambers have been given particular attention, and are bright, clean and airy. The ice house and bakery are also modern in every particular.
With all these improvements, and the greatly increased speed of the ship, the Labrador service will be more up-to-date than heretofore, this season, and as yesterday’s sailing is only three days behind schedule time, it is expected that she will make up the lost time on the trip.
The ship’s officers are: Captain W. Parsons, 1st. Officer, Capt. J. Kean; 2nd Officer, A Burgess; Chief Engineer, Mr. Pinsent ; 2nd Engineer, Mr. Maddigan; Purser, W. Morrisey; Stewardess, Miss B. Kielly; Stewards, W Grills; Chief Cook E Brennan. The Virginia Lake took a large quantity of freight and a number of passengers. "
| July 2 1907 || “AU REVOIR” || The French flagship Kleber, Rear-Admiral Thierry, sailed at 6.30 last evening for St. Pierre. As she steamed out, the port was honoured with a salute of 176 guns. During their brief stay, the Admiral, his wife and the Officers made many friends, and they take with them the best wishes of all. |
| July 2 1907 || THE BISHOP RETURNS || His Lordship Bishop Jones and Chaplin, returned from Bell Island yesterday morning. The pretty Church which was completed last year, was consecrated on Sunday morning by the Bishop. The building is one of the handsomest of our outport Churches, and reflects great credit on the effort of the incumbent, Rev. W.C. Booth, and people. There was a large congreation at the consecration, and the Bishop delivered an address which will long be remembered by all present. During the afternoon, Confirmation was administered at Lance Cove, and at night in the newly consecrated Church. The Bishop and Clergy received a warm welcome, and flags were flying in all directions, in honour of the event and visitors. |
| July 2 1907 || INGRAHAM GOES NORTH AGAIN || Captain T. Bonia, M.H.A. arrived from Placentia by last night’s train, to take charge of the D.P. Ingraham on another cruise to the Labrador. She goes on service in connection with the boundary dispute, and as she proceeds to the most Northern point, will not likely return until the latter part of August. Sergt. Shepperd goes on her as Police Official. |
| July 2 1907 || A SERIOUS MATTER || Detective Byrne has been at Topsail, enquiring into the killing of two horses, which have been thrown near the tracks. The body of one was found in a river, which passes through the hamlet, and which is used by some of the residents for domestic purposes. The carcass is in a partly decomposed state, and consequently, the water is polluted. The other body was found some distance away. The matter will be reported to the authorities this morning, when action will be taken. |
| July 2 1907 || COLLIDES WITH ROSALIND || HALIFAX, July 1st. — The steamer Senlac was badly damaged in a collision with the S.S. Rosalind, off St. George’s Island, Halifax Harbor, tonight. The Senlac is en route between Halifax, St. John’s, and the South Shore. |
| July 2 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || "Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Parsons and child, and Mr. Donald Morison left by train for St. John’s.
Little Maggie, the 8 ½ year old daughter of Mr. Freeman Parsons of the Southside, died this morning of scarlatina. The funeral took place this afternoon.
Mr. Thomas Pumphrey, of Isaac, went to St. John’s by this morning’s train, to join the S.S. Virginia Lake in the capacity of a Steward of the ship.
Messrs. W. Duff & Sons’ barqt. Kenneth Victor, Captain George Dean, which finished her cargo at Messrs. Munn & C., sailed for Pernambuco this evening. She took equal to 3031 drums codfish.
The schooners Landseer, W. Keefe, and Jubilee, T Hayden, sailed for Labrador this morning. These are the last fishing vessels from this port to go this summer to Labrador. Forty four Labrador schooners have cleared from Harbor Grace this year.
Mrs. E. Smith has had her shop on Water Street newly papered, painted, and generally refitted of late. The stock has been renovated and the appearance of the shop is very attractive and pretty. This shows the competition among shopkeepers to be keen.
Owing to the circumstances which have developed quite recently, Captain G. Sparkes, S.A., will remain a little longer in charge of the Citadel here, and will not farewell tomorrow, as was expected. He will not leave before his successor is appointed.
Last year, our business men complained of telegraph messages not being sent on here, when the mail steamer arrived at the first telegraph port on her return from Labrador, upon a Saturday night or Sunday. It so happens that the messages were not received until the arrival of the mail boat here. The Postmaster-General and the Minister of Marine and Fisheries, should see that in future, such important messages should reach their destination before their value becomes worthless.
It was an unlooked for announcement on Friday afternoon, when it was made known that Mrs. Sarah RUTHERFORD, wife of our aged and esteemed townsman, Mr. Andrew Rutherford, had entered the dark vale of death, and had passed from it unto Life, at 1.30 p.m. that day. Mrs. Rutherford was 78 years of age, and was ill only a few days. Heart trouble seems to have been the cause of her death. Though ailing for several days and suffering considerable pain at times, her condition was not considered grave by the members of the family, and even when the dread messenger summoned her hence, her daughters did not realize that the end has come.
Mrs. Rutherford leaves a husband and two daughters, (Mrs. W Ward and Miss Mary Rutherford), and a circle of numerous friends, to mourn an irreparable loss. The deceased lady was the daughter of Mr. Thomas Moore of Dildo. She had just completed her 50th. year of wedded life, and her friends were hoping that several more years would be added to them. Mrs. Rutherford was widly known for kindness of heart, her womanly qualitites, her charitable disposition, and the deep interest she alway took in Church work and deeds of mercy. Truly, this was a good woman! Her “footprints in the sand of time” will be traced for many years to come, by those who are disposed to follow in her steps. The funeral takes place tomorrow at 4 p.m.
Many remarks concerning the improved condition of Glover Road have been heard since the return of the trouters, on the official birthday of the King. It will be remembered that for some years, parts of this road has been in a most wretched state, in fact, it has been impassable to carriages, cabmen refusing even double fares to travel along it. The writer has had occasion this week, to go over a part of the road for about 5 miles, and though he has in the past complained of the neglected condition of some of the streets and roads about town, he must confess, considering the amount of money at the disposal of the Road Board, that a very great improvement has been effected on Glover Road. Today a carriage can pass along it with comparative comfort to the occupants, in fact, a tyred carriage took a freight along it on Wednesday last.
A fine substantial bridge has been built some distance in on the road, and it only requires a rail for a short distance from it on both sides of the road, to make the locality all that can be desired. Never before has Glover Road been in such praiseworthy condition, and the money recently laid out on it was judiciously expended, so that one cannot help thinking that even Road Boards are capable of doing good work. The Chairman of the Road board, Mr. John C Walker, and the Inspector, Mr.John A. Ash, as well as those who bossed the work done, deserve the commendation of the public. The workmen, it is said, are very pleased with the treatment they received from the Board. When the allotted number of work day’s for each group of men had expired, the money coming to each man was paid him on the road, thus saving time and trouble to the men coming to town for their wages.
Glover Road runs from the Pine Track Road towards Green’s Harbor, T.B. and although not finished for about four miles, it is of immense use to the public at certain times in the year, if kept in repair. Cabmen also make a few dollars on this road in summer, as parties going in the country consider the locality a favourable resort. Let us hope that the improvement so noticeable on Glover Road, will be extended to other roads and streets about town.
This article is written because of the public improvement, which should be acknowledged when approval is justly deserved; but when neglect and apathy in connection with public works are manifest, the parties responsible to the public should be vigorously exposed.
CORRESPONDENT, Harbor Grace , June 29th 1907."
| July 2 1907 || NEW CHURCH AT BELL ISLAND || "On Sunday, the Feast of Commemoration of St. Paul, the new Church of St. Michael the Archangel, was dedicated by His Grace, Archbishop Howley, assisted by His Lordship Bishop March, of Harbor Grace, and Bishop McNeil, of St. George’s. The prelates left the city Saturday morning, and at Portugal Cove, boarded the Company Ferry and were brought to the Island. At the pier the whistles blew a note of welcome and announced the arrival of the illustrious visitors. Reaching the top of the cliff, a most beautiful and variegated scene presented itself. The Island was in its best. Flags were flying, the houses were gaily decorated and nature has added the glories of a perfect summer’s day.
The landscape was splendidly verdant, and close by the Island stood majestically, an immense berg, symbolic we thought, of a white-robed messenger of gratitude, from Him to Whose Honour and Glory the beautiful Church was raised. Driving towards the Church, the road was lined by hundreds of people who gave a most enthusiastic reception to the Bishops.
On entering the Church, the Rev. Pastor showed the visitors around, and great was the admiration of all. It was almost incredible that in four short years, such a large structure could have been so perfectly completed. Its interior presents a fine and chaste appearance and its site commands a view of the whole Island. Interiorly it is most elaborately decorated, and a proof of the order and structural taste of the Pastor. Indeed, it reflects the highest credit on the industry and energy of Father McGrath, whilst it will be a monument of the good will and Christian generosity of the parishioners.
After luncheon, a short visit was made to the Mines, where the genial Manager, Mr. Chambers and his assistants, showed every kindness and made the visitors deeply grateful. The Dominion Co.’s plant was also visited, showing the enormous quantity of ore and the modern machinery used in the handling of same .
The ceremony of dedication was performed on Sunday at 10.30 a.m. His Grace and the Bishops, pontifically robed, preceeded by a procession, entered the Church and began that very touching rite of the dedication of a house of prayer, where God was henceforth to be worshipped and sought.
After the dedication ceremony, His Grace ascended the pulpit. and delivered a most beautiful practical sermon suggested by the morning function. The immense congregation was deeply moved and the august preacher entered their hearts by the simple, yet eloquent words that he uttered. The Church was packed, and His Grace made a deep impression on the whole congregation. His Grace took his text from II Paralipom VII. 12-26. “I have chosen this place to myself for a house of sacrifice. My eyes shall be open, and my ears attentive to the prayer of him that shall pray in this place. For I have chosen and sanctified this place that my name may be there forever, and my eyes and my heart may remain there perpetually “.
His Grace spoke in part as fellows: “It is nearly three thousand years since Almighty God addressed those words to King Solomon, when he had completed the grand and magnificent temple of Jerusalem, and they are as appropriate today, as if they were now uttered for the first time. When I look around on the beauty and elegance of this splendid Church; when I rest my eyes upon its graceful outlines, its noble and staunch roof tree; its chaste and artistic altars, richly carved pews and rails; its devotional Stations of the Cross; its confessionals; its baptismal font, and everything in fact which goes to make up a perfect and completed Church of God fitted in every way for Divine Worship and the offering up of the most August mysteries of the Holy Catholic Faith; when I remember that only four years ago I laid the foundation stone of this edifice, and now behold it raising majestically in all its magnificent proportions, it seems almost like a dream or a magic vision that stands before my view. It tells of the wonderful zeal, perseverance and business qualities of your worthy Pastor, and will be an imperishable monument to his memory in future years.""
“I would not attempt to say that it rivals in material grandeur the glorious temple of Jerusalem, which was wonders of the world. A building which took nearly twenty years in construction, and in which nearly 200,000 workmen were employed, hewing the great cedars of Lebanon, excavating the mighty rocks from the quarries for the foundations and walls; but there is one thing we can boast without fear of contradiction, in which the Church surpassed a thousand times all the glories of the temple of Jerusalem, Almighty God said in the words I have read for you; “I have chosen this place as a House of Sacrifice.” We were told what were the sacrifices that were offered in the temple of Jerusalem; ‘And Solomon slew victims and peace offerings ... Two and Twenty thousand oxen and 120,000 sheep!’ But in this church you will offer no longer the blood of goats and oxen, and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled... but the blood of Christ, who by the Holy Ghost, offered Himself unspotted unto God (Heb. IX. 13). The sacrifice of the New Law, of which the old were but figures, the sacrifice of the Cross which is offered every time the Priest celebrates the Holy sacrifice of the Mass.""
“But while the Church will stand a monument to future generations of the zeal and energy of your worthy Pastor, he has erected a more noble and more worthy monument in the normal reform that he has established among you. He has, by his determined action, kept from among you, the poisoned demon of strong drink, thus preserving you from the ravages of this insidious monster, which if one allowed to raise its head among you, would cause speedy ruin and destruction in you.” Then His Grace invoked the blessing of God upon all and concluded his able discourse.
After the sermon, High Mass was sung by Rev. J.J. McGrath, the Pastor, with Rev. J. Ashley as Deacon, Rev. Dr. Whelan Sub-Deacon, and Rev, M. Power as Master of Ceremonies. The choir sang a very nice Mass, and their interpretation of it was highly creditable.
In the evening, confirmation was Conferred upon the children, and Benediction of the Most Holy Sacrament closed the series of religion festivities, which will long be remembered here by the Islanders.
On Monday the Bishops and their Chaplains left for the city."
| July 2 1907 || DROWNING FATALITIES || Mr. J.H. Dee, writing from Paradise last Friday, says: “Last night 27th. June, in a thick fog, William Sullivan’s boat ran on the Shooting Rock, Gull Islands, near this place, and was lost with a crew of three men. This morning, his dory was picked up under the land, and some lobster men who were overhauling their pots, found the boat sunk in eight fathoms of water. The body of Sullivan was recovered but none of the others. The names of the men are: William Sullivan, Master, Patrick Johnson, and Ambrose Bennett. They were all married men, belonging to St. Ann’s near Presque. The sad occurrence has cast a gloom over this place. Men are searching for the two bodies all day, but so far, have not got a sign of them. |
| July 2 1907 || SUCCESSFUL OPENING || The “Nickle” moving picture exhibition opened yesterday, in St. Patrick’s Hall. The program commenced at 1 p.m., there being about twenty-five present. During the afternoon, the audience was much larger, while at night, the hall was filled to the utmost capacity. The attendance for the day was close on two thousand persons, which was gratifying to the manager. The soloist was Miss Ann Hickey, and her work was highly praised. During the night performance, she was presented with a handsome bouquet by some admirers. The show will be repeated today and no doubt there will be full houses. The ushers performed their work satisfactorily and there was no crowding or rush. The pictures were distinct and shown without a hitch. Ladies would be conferring a benefit on all if in future they removed their hats. |
| July 2 1907 || INTRODUCTORY SERVICE || Seven young men arrived by the Carthaginian Sunday, to enter upon the work of the Methodist Ministry. A special introductory service will be held in the school room of Gower Street Church at 7.45 this evening, to which the public will be cordially welcomed. |
| July 2 1907 || WEATHER REPORT || "Similar weather conditions existed along the line yesterday, as in the city. The following is last night’s report: Port aux Basque — S.E. Dull ; 50 above. Bay of Islands — S.E., Light, dull, 80 above. Quarry — West, light, dull, 65 above. Bishop’s Falls — Calm, dull, 72 above. Clarenville — Calm, dull, 64 above.
Whitebourne — Calm, dull, 60 above." |
| July 2 1907 || WEDDING BELLS || KELLY — BARNES: The R.C. Cathedral Sacristy was the scene of a gay wedding at 6 o’clock last evening when Mr. James Kelly, Bailiff of the Magistrate's Court, and Miss Maggie, daughter of Captain Barnes, were united in the silken bonds of matrimony by Ven. Archdeacon O’Neill. The bride looked charming in a dress of grey silk, trimmed with Irish lace. She was attended by Miss Gertie Murphy who wore green silk voile, and Miss Katie Murphy, in cream silk voile, with black picture hats. Little Miss Edna Ewing, Stella and Florie Barnes were flower girls, and attractively attired. The groom was supported by Mr. M Coady. After the ceremony the party drove to the bride’s father's, Dicks Square, where a reception was held. A sumptuous supper was served and thoroughly enjoyed by forty guests. The young couple are well known, and the esteem in which they are held was evidenced by the large number of presents received. The News wishes Mr. and Mrs. Kelly many years of wedded happiness. |
| July 2 1907 || HOME'S REPORT || The S.S. Home arrived at Bay of Islands at 4 p.m. yesterday from Battle Harbor and Strait's ports. Capt. Blandford sent the following report to the Reid Co. “There is but very little improvement in the Straits fishing, save last week’s report: with the exception of Cape Charles, where they are doing fairly well. There is a jam of ice up to Scrammie. |
| July 2 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || "BOWRINGS: Prospero reached Port au Port at 2 p.m yesterday, going West.
REIDS: Ethie left Clarenville at noon yesterday. Clyde left Lewisporte at 4.25 p.m. yesterday. Dundee left Port Blandford at 12,10 p.m. yesterday. Argyle left Placentia yesterday p.m. on the Red Island route.
Glencoe arrived at Port aux Basques at noon yesterday. Virginia Lake left Harbor Grace this a.m. going North. Home arrived at Bay of Islands at 4 p.m. yesterday."
| July 2 1907 || ALONG THE LINE || The express arrived at 5.34 last evening, bringing a large number of passengers, including: S.D. and Mrs. Blandford, J Drodge, Dr. Paterson, R. Lawson, M. Rogers. The regular train took out: A. Bernard, C.A. Jeffery, J. Foote, and a number of trouters. The shore train arrived at 9.45 bringing: Rev. Canon Noel, Rev. T. Leamon, Rev. A. Tuck, Capt. C. Dawe, Capt. T. Bonia, Capt. Kehoe, W. Kelly, P. Leary, M. Murphy and about 20 others. |
| July 2 1907 || NAUTICAL || "S.S. Dahome reached Liverpool at 11 p.m. yesterday. Barque Cordelia is loading seal oil at Borwing’s for Glasgow. S. S. Halifax city left Liverpool at 4 p.m. Saturday for St. John’s. Barqt. E.S. Hocken loads oil at Bowring’s in a day or two. S.S. Bonaventure left Montreal at 10 a.m yesterday for St. John’s. S.S. Rosalind leaves Halifax at noon today for St. John’s. Schooner Evelyn sailed Saturday evening for Rose Blanche to load fish for Europe. Schr Marie has loaded 161 tons seal oil at Job’s, and sails for Hamburg this morning.
Schr Carl E. Richard is now due to leave Port Musgrave with cattle and horses for this port. Schooner Dictator, Moore, passed Cape Race at 7 a.m. Saturday, 25 days from Oporto, bound to Grand Bank, where she loads fish. S.S. Regulus, Wakeham, 6 ½ days from Philadelphia, arrived yesterday afternoon at 4.30 with a full load of coal, gas, oil, and naptha. Barqt. Lake Simcoe, Tizzard, has loaded 2,287 drums, 3,426 halves, containing 4,571qtls. fish at Bowring’s for Parnambucto. She sails tomorrow. S.S. Carthaginian sails this morning taking A.E. and Mrs. Hickman, and Mr. Earle, and 1 steerage for Halifax; J J Smith and 1 steerage for Philadelphia. S.S. Rappanannock left London at 1 p.m. Sunday with general cargo to J & W Pitts. Until the end of the season there will be a Furness steamer from London monthly. S.S. Erik, which has been chartered to go to Hudaon Bay, sails at the end of the week. She calls at Sydney first for coal, and then goes to Quebec and Montreal. At the latter ports she will load general cargo. Schooner John Llewyllyn arrived at Twillingate a day or two ago, 31 days from Cadiz, with salt to W. Ashbourne. The Edward Arthur is now 33 days out bound from the same port, to Ashbourne’s firm with salt. Schooner Elmo Gordon has arrived at Twilligate from the French Shore to W. Ashbourne’s, with 140 quintals, and two other schooners with 120 each. They report the Violet Currie with over 200, other schooners very poorly fished. The fishery is reported to be very bad." |
| July 2 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "At 2 o’clock yesterday morning, Mr. M. O’Neill’s house and barn on Freshwater Road were burned to the ground. The origin of the fire is unknown. There is very little insurance and the loss is a serious one.
A tipsy teamster fell through the lavatory at the Municipal Basin, yesterday morning. Messrs Learning and Russell of Job’s Southside premises, who were passing nearby in a boat, went to his assistance and rescued him.
At 1.40 p.m. yesterday, the Central and Western Companies were called to Hamilton St., where a chimney was on fire. It was extinguished before the Firemen arrived, without much damage being caused.
Yesterday Messrs Williams, Higgins and Ellis, of the Regetta Committee, called on Mr. A MacNamara and ordered medals. The number is much larger this year, as the fishermen, labourers and others, have intimated that they prefer medals to money prizes.
Mr. W. Jackman, Mailman at Bell Island, was married to Miss Alice Shean, of Harbor Grace, at Bell Island, on Sunday night; Rev. J.J. McGrath, P.P., performed the ceremony, which took place at Costigan’s Hotel.
The S.S. Norba arrived at Wabana Sunday night, with 600 tons of coal for the N.S.S. Co. She finished discharging last evening, and commenced loading ore for Sydney. She will take about 7,500 tons.
Word was received in town yesterday, that diphtheria has made it appearance at Harbor Grace. There is only one case and the Doctors hope to stamp it out. There is also a new case of scarlet fever at Bonavista.
Two arrests were made by the Police last evening.
Bruce left Port aux Basques for North Sydney at 11.30 last night.
Mr. A.B. Morine and family detrained at South Branch yesterday to spend a fortnight’s fishing. They will visit St. John’s before returning to Canada.
Mr. J.W.N. Johnstone, G.P.A. with the Reid-Newfoundland Co. had a message from Salmonier yesterday saying the salmon had commenced to go up the rivers and that good fishing was expected within a few days.
On Saturday it was stated in our columns that a Butcher of Hamilton St. had been blacklisted. It is hardly necessary to say that this had no reference to Mr. Patrick Casey, whose successful business and high personal reputation are so well known. The description was taken from the “list” but it appears that the Butcher in question has done no business for many years, and has only been living on Hamilton Street during the past six weeks."
| July 2 1907 || BIRTHS || EARLE — Yesterday, July 1st, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs A.E. Earle. |
| July 2 1907 || DEATHS || WILLS — On Monday, July 1st., after a short illness, Henry Robert Wills, aged 79 years, leaving a wife, three daughters, two sons, one brother, three sisters, and a large circle of friends, to mourn their sad loss. Funeral on Wednesday at 2.30 p.m. from his late residence, 51 Lime Street. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice. Boston and Montreal papers please copy. |
| July 3 1907 || CARBONEAR || "Rev. George Pane, of Lower Island Cove, passed through here on Monday, on his way to the Conference.
After three months absence in the Old Land, Dr. G.L. Stentaford arrived her on Monday’s express.
Mr. A.M. Rogers, representing the Gault Bros. Co., of Montreal, paid a flying visit to his friends here on Tuesday, with the intention of calling again at a little later date.
Mr. John Ryan, of the Royal Stores clothing factory, is here on his semi-annual visit in the interest of his trade.
The first appearance of caplin in this vicinity was seen on the 25th June. Small quantities were meshed in Mosquito and on Carbonear Beach.
Messrs S.E. Garland, C Penney, W. Moulton, Mr. and Mrs. W.J Ashbourne, Capt Tizzard and Mr. C. Duley, are among the Wednesday excursionists to this town.
Mr. R.H. Richards, Principal of the Methodist Superior School, left on Friday for his home at Bay Roberts, where he will spend his summer vacation. Mrs Richards and niece go with him.
On Friday at 1 p.m., Bridget CULLEN, beloved wife of Captain Thomas Fitzgerald passed peacefully away to the bourne from whence no traveller e’er returned. Interment took place on Sunday, and was attended by a very large number of sympathizers.
Misses Badcock and Pike, primary teachers on the Methodist College Staff, arrived this week.
Messrs Ed Penney and Will Rogers, have betaken themselves to the forest for a week or ten days to try their luck in the trouting line. All the paraphanelia necessary for camping has gone on before them, and it seems that whether the horn of plenty comes to them or not, they intend making the outing a real one.
Master Willie Gould was operated upon Friday afternoon, for appendicitis by Dr. H. Cowperthwaite, assisted by Dr. Stentaford. The attack is a most acute one, and very sudden, as it was but a few days previous that Master Gould arrived from college for his summer vacation, feeling just as jolly as the other boys.
At 3.20 a.m. Monday, the spirit of Willie GOULD ascended to its maker at the youthful age of 17 years. On Sunday, after the second operation, it was seen all too plainly by the Doctors that very little hope could be entertained for recovery. Everything known to the profession was done for the prolongation of life, but sad to relate, the condition of the patient thwarted their best skill. Friends of the family were continually in attendance, especially Judge Penney, one of the executors of the Gould estate, who, at the request of the little sufferer, stayed by his bedside until the last. To the bereaved family sorrow and disappointment are seen at this time.
Miss Lilian Pike, of Walter Tucker’s Millinery Department leaves by the S.S. Virginia Lake, on a holiday.
The body of Mrs. Chas. MOORES, formerly of Freshwater, but of late residing at Chelsea, Mas., arrived by Saturday’s express for burial in native soil. The husband of the deceased and his sister, accompanied the remains. Interment took place on Sunday, Rev. C Lench officiating.
Messrs Duff & Son’s barqt., Kenneth Victor, Capt. Geo Dean, sailed from here on Thursday for Harbor Grace, to finish loading cargo at Messrs Munn & Co.’s for Brazil. She is chartered to sail on the voyage the 1st of July.
Mr. Nicholas J. Powell, wife and son, of North Dakota, came in by Monday’s express to visit the source of former days. Mr. Powell and his family have been absent from the old town for some sixteen years, during which time they have resided in the town of Larrimore, N.D., where at present, he holds the coveted office of Mayor in the town’s corporation. He is the same N.J.P. as of yore, and we feel sure his successor in the land of Uncle Sam is admired by his many friends.
The 26th was observed as a general holiday. The chief pastime of the day seems to be in the direction of Izaak Walton’s hobby. Very early in the morning a rumbling of vehicles could be heard conveying parties to the inland streams, and although the weather looked threatening, many ventured on their faith, and were rewarded in the enjoyment of basking in the rays of Old Sol, as well as landing a good catches of speckled beauties. An excursion to Bell Island had been planned by promoters the previous day, but owing to holiday seekers having made other arrangements for the day, the excursion was necessarily postponed.
| July 3 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "The D.P. Ingraham, Bonia, sailed for Labrador Coast yesterday afternoon.
There was a good sign of fish outside yesterday, and hook and liners did well; nothing was done with traps.
A fishery deserter arrested on the Regulus on Monday, was in Court yesterday. His father paid $12 for the goods he had received.
A well known citizen, who is charged with assaulting his wife and another lady yesterday, was arrested last evening by Const Furlong.
Two others were added to the black list on Monday, and it now numbers fifty-seven. The latest addition are a Seaman of Cabot St. and a Shipwright of Job’s St.
A domestic, formerly employed at the British House, was before the Magistrate yesterday charged with stealing goods valued at $6, from Mr. Wilkinson. She was fined $10 or 30 days.
The new R.C. Church at North River is now practically covered in, and a number of workmen are engaged on it. It is hoped to have the building ready for Divine Service by next Christmas.
The “Nickle” show at St. Patrick’s Hall started at noon yesterday. During the afternoon, there was a fair attendance, while at night the hall was crowded. Tomorrow there will be a change in the program.
At Harbor Main, caplin were in abundance Monday, and all the boats loaded with fish. Yesterday, the farmers were putting them on their fields, and in the forenoon, all the boats from down the Shore left for Harbor Main, to secure some for farms.
Charles Mugford was before Magistrate Seymoure at Bay Roberts on Monday, charged with stealing railway ties from the Reid Co. The case was proven, and Mugford was find $40 and costs, or 4 months and 14 days.
An 84 year-old resident of Clarke’s Beach, who lived alone, met with a painful accident yesterday morning. He was taking some blocks off a shelf when a heavy one hit him on the head, inflicting a cut four inches long. He was brought to Manuals where his daughter lives, by the evening train, where he will receive medical treatment.
Yesterday forenoon, the temperature was down to 40 on the Western end of the line, with heavy fog. There was a change in the afternoon, and last night the reports, were: Port aux Basques — S.E., foggy, 48 above. Bay of Islands — S.W., light, fine, 70 above. Quarry — S., strong, foggy, 70 above. Bishop’s Falls — S.W., light. dull, 70 above. Clarenville — calm, dull, 70 above. Whitebourne — S.W., light, dull, 60 above.
There were three fresh cases of scarlet fever yesterday. One was on LeMarchant Road, another on Bell St., and one on Water St., the last mentioned being the third member of the Bailey family. All will be nursed at home.
Mr. W.A. Munn received a message yesterday, stating that the S.S. Louise had arrived back to Sydney from the Labrador, and reported a good sign of fish from the Boulsters to Cape Charles. This is very cheering news.
Peter Tobin of Witless Bay secured a large haul of fish in his trap on Saturday last; up to then the staple had been scarce there.
Rev. Fr. Badcock, who is at present stationed at Gambo, has been transferred to Grand Falls.
S.S. Horda. with 4,200 tons ore, and S.S. Hero, with 6,120 tons, left Bell Island, for Philadelphia yesterday.
Messrs R. Rogers and A. Taylor. of the sub station, are making the round trip on the Virginia Lake. They will finish installing the electric plant in the steerage and crew’s quarters, while on this trip.
While a number of lads were playing on signal Hill Road yesterday afternoon, a boy named James Smith was pushed off a cart by a chum, and, falling on a pile of stones, badly injured himself. Const. Walters took him to Stafford’s Drug Store, where his wound was dressed."
| July 4 1907 || NEWFOUNDLANDER MEETS UNTIMELY END || Yesterday forenoon, a telegram was received by Mr. J McDonald of the R.N. Co., saying that his brother-in-law, J GUY, had been taken seriously ill at Boston, and was not likely to recover. Later a message was received that he was dead. Guy was employed on the Elevated Railway at Boston, as Conductor, and it is assumed that he met death through an accident, though no particulars have been received. Deceased was employed with the Reid Co., for several years as Fireman and Engineer on their trains, and was a trustworthy employee. He left here about a year ago, and since then, has been employed on the elevated road. The remains will be sent here, accompanied by his brother and sister. |
| July 4 1907 || OUR ANTHEM || There has been much discussion over what should be, and what is Newfoundland’s Anthem. From the bandmasters we learn there is no recognized air or anthem. It is understood however, that Governor Boyle’s ode, which had been recently set to music by Mr. A.H Allen, Organist of the C.E. Cathedral, and as was sung by the Bach Choir, is being set to band music for the three city brigade bands, which will likely be adopted aa the Anthem of Newfoundland. |
| July 4 1907 || HYMENEAL || PARSONS — TUFF: At 2.30 yesterday afternoon, Miss Lillian Parsons, daughter of Mr. W.H. Parsons, H.M.C., was united in matrimony to Mr. H.V. Tuff. The ceremony was performed at Alexander Street Church, Rev. R. W. Freeman officiating. The bride was attended by Miss Belle Parsons, sister of the bride, Miss Cora Taylor, and Miss Irene Parsons. Messrs W. Ebsary and A Parsons assisted the groom. The bride was beautifully attired in cream silk with veil and carried orange blossoms. The bridesmaids were attired in pale blue silk muslin, with hats to match, and wore bouquets. The father of the bride gave her away. The presents of the groom were; to the bride, a gold locket and chain; to the bridesmaids, gold lockets. After the ceremony, the newly married couple and guests drove to Donovan’s Hostelry, where supper was partaken of and the usual toasts proposed, after which Mr. and Mrs Tuff left for Placentia, to spend the honeymoon. The presents received were many, demonstrating the popularity of the bride and groom. |
| July 4 1907 || HARBOUR GRACE NEWS || "Rev. Canon Noel took the service at Island Cove Church on Sunday morning, his place in St. Paul’s Church here, being taken by Rev. W. White, Rector of Heart’s Content.
Messrs Bernard Parsons and John Trapnell, lay delegates to the Methodist Conference, recently held at Grand Bank, returned home by Saturday night’s train.
Mr. W.H. Kennedy, Agent for the Thomas Smyth Co. Ltd., St. John’s, is now confined to his home with an acute attack of tonsilitis. He will likely be in doors for several days longer.
Mr. John Bray, the old and trusted Warfinger at Messrs Munn & Co.’s, celebrated his 68th birthday on Monday. His numerous friends will wish that many more years of activity will be vouchested this worthy man.
The Water Company, of late, have placed 4 new hydrants and 3 water fountains in different parts of the town. The Fire Brigade, on Monday, was out on its monthly practice, and tested the work recently done. Everything was all right.
Messrs Rutherford & Co., have purchased the R.C. Hall and the Globe Hotel at Whitebourne. Mr. W. Carson is now at the inland town supervising the demolition of these buildings, which will be brought out and sold for second hand lumber.
The two year-old daughter of Mr. O.M.A. Kearney, our genial Lawyer, was very badly scalded one day last week. The little one upset a saucepan of boiling water from the stove over her left leg. Dr. Mahoney was called in and applied the required remedies. Little Aggie is now quickly recovering.
Old Mr. Samuel Congdon, who left here several months ago to visit his son in Canada, started for home on Monday. He is accompanied by his daughter-in-law, Mrs. James Congdon. The old gentleman, despite his 87 years, has had of late years, a desire to travel from place to place, but he has now decided to come to Harbor Grace and end his days here.
A rat a few days ago, rambling in quest of food, came upon a mussel in one of the small coves of the beach. Tempted by the delicacy, the rat thrust its muzzle between the opened shells of the mussel, whereupon the shellfish closed itself in, holding the rodent fast until the water rose, when it drowned. The rat was unable to clear itself, or detach the mussel from the stone to which is was fastened.
The funeral of the late Mrs. Andrew RUTHERFORD took place on Sunday afternoon. So greatly beloved was this old lady, that a vast concourse of townspeople followed the remains to their last resting place. The service for the burial of the dead was taken at St. Paul’s Church by the Rector, Rev. Canon Noel, and Rev. W. White, Rector of Heart’s Content. At the cemetery, both Clergymen took part in the final ceremony.
Scarlatina, or mock-measles, or whatever the disease may be, is said to be still undiminished at the Southside and at Island Cove. Two deaths, if not more, have resulted from the outbreak of the disease, hereabouts, and the people are worried less others should follow. It is reported that the authorities at St. John’s have been requested to sent the Public Health Officer, Dr. Brehm, hither, to investigate as to the real nature of the complaint. Up to the time of writing, Dr. Brehm has not arrived upon the scene, and the public dread of scarlatina has not been allayed. Medical authorities here are non-committal in their pronouncements as to the disease. Something should be done to set the public at rest, and to stamp out the conflagation as quickly as possible.
Rev. W.P. Finn, P.P., Tilton Harbor, is now in town, staying at the palace.
Lieut. A. Strickland, S.A., left by this evening’s train for Arnold Cove, P.B., to take up Army work in that locality.
Captain Roberts, of the brig Evelyn, and Captain Humphreys of the three-masted schooner Fleetwing, arrived today from Bay Roberts, where their vessels are now lying.
Messrs. George Sweetland, George Whiteway, Mrs. William Martin, Miss Mary Snow, for Sydney, and Miss Ida Hatcher, for Beddeck, went out by this evening’s train.
The S.S. Virginia Lake, en route to Labrador, arrived about 8 a.m. today. Among the passengers hence were: Messrs. Chas and Fred Jerritt, John Hiscock, Brigus, John Badcock, Cupids, Christopher Bishop, R. Hayden, William, John, and Henry Hennessey, Dougal Noel, Miss Wm. Pike, Mrs. Henry Pike, Mrs. Jeremiah, Mrs. J.J. Keefe and Mrs. P Moriarty. The steamer left again about 11.30 a.m.
Mrs. James Foley is greatly indebted and exceeding grateful to Mr. Charles Slade, who so gallantly rescued her little son from drowning on Sunday, June 23rd. Slade, it appears, made his way from Water Street to the public wharf, when he heard the people on it crying out, “He’s drowning”. Passing through the crowd on the wharf, Slade, without hesitation, plunged into the water and supported the little fellow until a boat from the S.S. Progress, which just started for Bell Island, came to the rescue of both. Had the boy not been grasped when Slade reached him, he would have been drowned, as he was about to sink for the last time. Had Slade been a quarter a of a minute later, a death from drowning would doubtless now be recorded. Beside the admiration of the community, Slade should receive the reward which his gallantry merited. Were the matter represented through the right channel, Slade's bravery would likely receive recognition from the Royal Humane Society, and come in for a benefit from the Carnagie fund for gallant deeds not performed on the battle field. The boy’s father had gone to Labrador before his son fell overboard.
CORRESPONDENT, Harbor Grace, July 2nd, 1907."
| July 4 1907 || SUPREME COURT || "Yesterday was judgement day, and the following decisions were handed down:
William T. Ryan vs. Michael Ryan.
This was a land dispute. Judge Johnson delivered judgement in favour of the plaintiff for possession of the land. A counter claim, which filed was dismissed. Cost will follow.
A.A. Tel. Co. vs. Reid-Nfld. Co.
Chief Justice Horwood handed down judgement in this important case. Judge Johnson concurred on all points with the Chief Justice, Judge Emerson, reserving his decision. The judgement will be found in another column. Winter, K.C. and Furlong, K.C. for the Reid-Nfld. Co., Morrison, K.C., and Green, K.C., for the Anglo-American telegraph Co.
In re the Estate of William Cairus, Thomas W. Cairus, et al, vs. D.B. Browning, Adinis.
The Court instructed the Administrator to distribute ten twelfths of the estate amongst the claimants. Two-twelfths, the share of James Hamilton and Heber Diamond, who are next of kin, but who have not been heard of for some considerable time, will be reserved until the whereabouts of the heirs are discovered.
Western Copper Co. vs. West Coast Copper Co., and Western Copper Co., vs. Bay of Island Copper Co.
These two actions concerned lands at York Harbor. Judge Johnson delivered judgement for plaintiff, with costs, in both cases.
William Daw, et al, vs. Alice M. Mercer.
This action concerned the construction of the will of the late Isaac Mercer. Judgement will be filed later.
Joseph J Pittman vs. the Government of Newfoundland.
Justices Emerson and Johnson expressed the opinion that the petition should be dismissed with cost, no such action being permissible.
R. Moulton,vs. the Newfoundland Produce Co.
This was a claim for a breach of contract. The Chief Justice delivered judgement in favour of defendants, with costs.
E.M. Jackman vs. C.E. Sealey.
Judgement in this case will be filed."
| July 4 1907 || BRUCE PASSENGERS || The Bruce arrived at Port Aux Basques at 8.40 a.m. yesterday, bringing the following passengers: – H.B. and Mrs. Curtis, L. March, Dr. Webber, Mrs. M. Rose, Mrs. Fred. Mrs. P. Pinsent, Mrs. A. McDonald, Miss B. Knowling, Miss M Pendergast, A.W. McDonald, F.J. Mitchell, Mrs. R.W. Redford, Mrs. E.P. Hurling, D.A. Ryan, W. Levine, Mrs. P. McCarthy, Miss M Hynes, E.B. Pack, W.C. Woodward, J.H. Beirnes, S.D. McLellan, J. Higgins, T.J. Cribb, W.P Earle, Ed. Hantoway, C.L. Hantoway, W. Pearle, Rev. T.A. Moore, J.F. Collins, G.W. Sturten, J.W. Fisher, J and Mrs. Wardwell, C.N. Strickland, S. Aller, T. Moultion, T.J. Redford, Rev. W. Russell, Rev. Fr. Cacciola and J.P. Enney, in saloon and 70 in steerage. The express should arrive here by 4 p.m. today. |
| July 4 1907 || BRIGUS NEWS || "The ketch Hero, left here yesterday morning for Holton, Labrador. On Wednesday last, one of her crew deserted and no tidings have been received of his whereabouts since.
J.P. Thompson, Esq., J. P. left by Saturday’s express, to join the Glencoe, en route to Grand Bank.
S.S. Kite left for Turnavie via Coley’s Point yesterday morning. She was the last of the Labrador flotilla to leave this season.
Messrs. John Hiscock, Fred Jerrett, and Charles Jerrett, left yesterday by the Virginia Lake for Labrador.
Our public wells are a disgrace to those responsible for their condition. In one locality, a green slimy substance has over grown the surface of the water, while in another, where most of the vessels obtain their drinking water, a short distance above the cistern, mats are left to be washed, and it is used as a place to throw refuse into.
The ketch Cicelia sails this evening for Labrador, with salt for Hiscock.
A special grant of fifty dollars has been sent to the Road Board, to widen the road from the residence of the late Capt. Munden to Bartlett's wharf.
Mr. W. Wilcox had four quintals of fish in his trap yesterday morning. This has been the best haul to date.
Mr. E.B. Chafe, who has been teaching at Pouch Cove the past year, arrived by this morning’s train.
Brigus, July 2nd 1907."
| July 4 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "No arrests for drunkenness were made last evening.
Whales are still scarce on the West Coast, and the steamers have taken none during the last week.
Mr. G.H. Carty, practicing at the “butts” yesterday, made a score of 92. Some others also made good averages.
Capt. George Jackman, who came to town last week to engage a couple of sailors, returns to Trinity by the Portia.
Reports came from the Cape Shore yesterday afternoon, that the residents did well with fish at the early part of the week.
Rev. Sidney Bennett and Miss Annie Winsor, daughter of Capt. W. Winsor, will be untied in matrimony at Wesleyville, on Monday next.
Today the “Glorious fourth” — independence day in the United States. Undoubtedly there will be the ususal number of killed and wounded as a results of the celebrations.
The Rev. Mr. Noram, who has been doing missionary work in Japan, will address the George Street Sunday School Sunday next. The Rev. gentleman has a vast experience, and no doubt, his address will be interesting.
Several of the boats crews are practicing for the Regatta and it looks as if the Derby will be as exciting this year as ever. The committee meets tomorrow evening, when the President, Hon. J Harvey, will preside.
The barqt. Mary Lloyd, Jones, leaves for Harbor Grace today to load oil from Murray & Crawford’s for Europe.
About 20 sportsmen detrained yesterday, between Port aux Basques and South Branch, to spend some time fishing.
Mr. M.P. Cashin arrived in town, last evening
The T.A. and C.E.I teams contest tomorrow evening.
The regular Thursday excursion train goes out at 2.30 this afternoon..
At the laying of the corner stone this morning, the C.C.C. band will render the Bonaventure March. This piece was composed by the late D Bennett, for the College band of fifty years ago. Recently, Band instructor Flinn secured the treble from Mr. J Power, and scored it for the Cadets. It is a very pretty composition.
Sir Bryan Leighton and party fishing at Crabbs, caught two salmon yesterday. They were exceptionally large.
The Boys attending St. Patrick’s and Holy Cross schools were given their midsummer vacation yesterday which extends to August 20th.
Mr. T.W. Collingwood of Baine Johnston’s office, will be united in matrimony to Miss Petley, at Harbor Grace, on the 10th July.
Messages were received in town yesterday, that fish and caplin were plentiful in St. Mary’s Bay; also that the Cape St. Mary’s fleet were doing well. Good reports were also received from the Southern Shore.
Residents of the Southside complain that garbage is being dumped there for the purpose of filling, from which an offensive odour arises; the health authorities would do well to look to this matter.
Tuesday night a man named Harris, returning to his home on Pleasant St., was set upon by a gang of hooligans and badly treated. Some parcels that he had were taken from him. His assailants are known, and will be summoned tomorrow.
The new fish market in Bowring’s Cove is now erected; it is badly needed.
Const. Quinlan has been transferred to Bay of Islands, and leaves for there next Tuesday.
Const. Simmonds has a bicycle pump, picked up a few days ago, and wishes to return it to the owner.
There was a good sign of fish on the local grounds yesterday, and also a sign in the traps. One trap had 5 quintals.
Mr. McCann has resigned the position as Butler at Government House, and leaves for Montreal by the Bonavista, with his wife. His successor arrived from England by the Carthaginian.
A fisherman who deserted the service of a Salmonier Planter, was arrested under warrant, by Const. Mackay, last evening. The prisoner goes before the Magistrate this morning."
| July 4 1907 || DEATHS || GARLAND — On Wednesday morning, after a lingering illness of tuberculosis, Gertrude Mary Bascombe Garland, youngest and darling child of Mary J., and Fredrick Garland, aged 16 years. Funeral on Friday at 2.30 p.m. from her late residence 12 Bond Street. Friend will please accept this intimation. No crepe. Boston and New York papers please copy. |
| July 5 1907 || THE ROSALIND’S COLLISION || "The S.S. Rosalind was off The Narrows last night, but owing to the dense fog, was unable to reach port. From the sound of her whistle she must have been very near at times. Tuesday, the News announced that the Rosalind and been in collision with the steamer Sanlac, in Halifax Harbor. Yesterday mail brought full particulars, and we clip the following from the Halifax Herald of Tuesday:
“The steamer Senlac was in collision with the steamer Rosalind about 5.30 last evening, off Meagher’s Beach, in about the same place that the Havana was sunk by the Strathcona.
It was less than half an hour after the Senlac left her pier, bound for St. John's, that she was struck by the Rosalind on her starboard side aft the smokestack, and had a large hole, fully 20 feet in length, stove in her side. Immediately after the collision, the Senlac commenced to settle, and in fifteen minutes her deck was awash. The Rosalind was not injured by the collision.
After the steamers collided, the Senlac swung alongside of the Rosalind, and the nine passengers and 30 of crew of the sinking steamer were quickly assisted over the rail of the boat from New York. Everybody was off the Senlac in less than five minutes, and when the Capt. reached the decks of the Rosalind, the Senlac drifted away in the fog, and was soon lost to view, while the Rosalind proceeded up the Harbor to her pier.
Just who is to blame for the accident is a matter to be decided. At the time of the collision the fog was exceedingly thick. Signals were exchanged, but they may have been misunderstood or not heard. All that is known, is that the lookout on the Rosalind suddenly sighted the Senlac on the port side. The engines of the Rosalind were immediately reversed, and although the steamer was going very slow before reversing, she had not time to check her forward progress before the crash with the Senlac occurred. The impact did not cause much jar. The Captains of both vessels conducted themselves in admirable manner. On the Sanlac the boats were all ready to be lowered in a few minutes.
Rosalind’s Captain Makes a Statement.
Captain Clarke, of the Rosalind, reports that he was coming up the Harbor slowly, on Monday afternoon, in a dense fog. They had passed Meagher’s Beach Light and had just sighted the Middle Ground Buoy on his port side, when he heard a steamer’s whistle on his port bow. He ported his helm to avoid her, when the steamer was seen to come sharply across his bow. He signalled for full speed astern, but almost immediately, the Sanlac came scraping across his bow. The Sanlac struck the Rosalind on her starboard side, abaft amidships, and hung there. While the two ships were in contact, the passengers and crew of the Senlac scrambled onboard the Rosalind. When the Rosalind backed out, the Senlac’s deck was partly under water, and she almost immediately disappeared in the fog.
The Story Told by the Senlac.
The story as told on the Senlac, is that the steamer had reached a point off Meagher’s Beach. The fog was thick and they were blowing their fog horn. They heard another whistle, and kept on in accordance with the signals they were giving and hearing. The whistle from the other steamer seemed to be further off than events subsequently proved was the case. Suddenly the form of a large steamer loomed up, and it crashed into the Senlac’s starboard side, abaft the smokestack. A great hole was made, so big that simple trunk floated out, and also a bed from the Steward’s stateroom. At once the Senlac began to settle. The Rosalind threw a ladder over, but the steamers lay together for a few minutes, long enough for her three passengers and the crew to scramble over the rail and aboard the Rosalind."
| July 5 1907 || THE NICKLE || The Nickle moving picture exhibition in St. Patrick’s Hall yesterday was largely patronized. At night, the building was well filled until the closing hour. The pictures shown were even better than the last, especially “The Magician” which delighted all who saw it. The program will be repeated again today, commencing at noon. |
| July 5 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || "BOWRINGS: Portia reached Trinity last evening going North. Prospero is due at Placentia today coming East.
REIDS: Ethie leaves Clarenville this morning. Dundee leaves Port Blandford this morning. Virginian Lake is North of Tilt Cove. Argyle is due at Placentia this morning. Glencoe is due at Placentia this morning. Clyde leaves Lewsiporte this morning. Home is North of Bonne Bay."
| July 5 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "The S.S. Rosalind was entering port at 4 o’clock this morning.
Mrs. (Dr.) Chisholm, came to town last night on a visit to friends.
Five arrests were made by the Police last evening. One was liberated before midnight.
A number of mining experts are expecting to reach here this morning, by theRosalind. They will remain here some time.
The Church ship, Lavrock is now at Stabb’s River, being made ready for His Lordship’s Episcopal visit to the Northward.
Hughie Walsh became deranged yesterday, and was escorted to the Police Station by his wife, for safe keeping. He may be sent to the Asylum this morning.
Passengers by yesterday’s express report excellent weather on the West Coast. Salmon are fairly plentiful, and all the tourists are meeting with success.
J. Penney, our third Rhodes Scholar, will spend his vacation in Canada. He has crossed to Montreal by the Virginian and will proceed to Halifax by train, where he will spend several weeks with relatives.
According to reports, a Newfoundland club has been formed in New York for the purpose of arranging an excursion to St. John’s during August. The letters received say that about 150 will be coming if excursion rates be given on the different lines to here.
The St. John’s Methodist Clergymen who were attending Conference at Grand Bank, returned to town last night. They were conveyed to Placentia by the cruiser Fiona yesterday, and took the train from there.
The weather was fine along the railway yesterday with the temperature averaging over 70 above. Last night’s reports were: Port aux Basques — Calm, fine, 68 above. Bay of Islands — S.W., light, fine, 74 above. Quarry — calm, dull, 60 above. Bishop’s Falls — calm, fine, 72 above.
Clarenville — S.W., light, fine, 64 above. Whitebourne — calm, foggy, 54 above.
Reports were received in town yesterday that big catches were being taken on the Southern Shore, and also in St. Mary’s Bay.
The S.S. Stord, Capt. Berry, sails tomorrow for Quebec, on her way to Hudson Bay. A crew to take down the S.S. Mary, leaves by her.
The Newfoundland Quarterly will be issued tomorrow. An advance copy, furnished by the courtesy of the proprietors, is on our desk, and a rapid glance at its contents is sufficient to justify the assurance, that it is well up to previous issues. Some of the articles are of exceptional interest. We are glad to see the photographs of two of Newfoundland’s poets, Daniel J Carroll and Robert Gear MacDonald. It is well that readers of the Quarterly should know the manner of men who have so often delighted them with their poetic gifts.
The local fishermen secured good catches of fish again yesterday.
There are a large number of round trippers on the Rosalind this voyage.
A young woman named O’Brien, was assaulted by a scamp on Duckworth Street last evening, and passers by had to interfere. Unfortunately the Police were not present, but it is likely they will be summoned."
| July 5 1907 || DEATHS || SNOW — At Murray Street, St. John’s, Monday the 1st July, of pneumonia, Mary ( Molly), beloved wife of Isaac Snow. Leaving a husband, one son and one daughter to mourn their sad loss. Twillingate Sun, Boston and Toronto papers, please copy. “Sleep blessed sleep, From which non ever wakes to weep.” |
| July 6 1907 || HARBOUR GRACE NEWS || "Rev. J.C. Craig, of Bay de Verde, arrived by Monday evening’s train from Carbonear, on a visit to his daughter, Mrs. W. Baily.
Rev. John Scully, of King’s Cove, came by the S.S. Ethie to Carbonear on Tuesday, and afterwards, arrived here to spend a time with friends.
Mr. C.A.C. Bruce, representing the Canada Life Assurance Co., and his little son Alex, arrived by Wednesday afternoon’s train from St. John’s. The trip combines pleasure with business.
It is reported that the property owned by Mrs. P. Farrel on Le Marchant Street, has been secured by some parties from up the Bay, who intends starting a furniture factory in this town.
Mr. Dennis Shea, who in a few days will be 89 years old, recently received a very handsome black thron walking stick, sent him by friends in Ireland. The stick has been largely cut and the old gentleman prizes this gift very highly.
Miss Jackman of the Millinery department of Mr. John G. Munn’s dry good store, lately received word that her cousins, the Misses Bristow of the United States, who are now on a visit to England, will leave Liverpool for St. John’s on August 3rd. These ladies will visit Paris before coming to this country. They come to Harbor Grace in August, and will probably remain a week with Miss Jackson before returning to Johnstown, Penn.
Messrs. W. Duff & Son’s schooner, Royal Arch, is now on the slip here, undergoing repairs.
Mr. N. Munn’s schooner, Antoinette, Capt. George Webber, has cleared for Sydney and is now ready for sea. Mr. Ernest Parsons goes passenger by her. The three-masted schooner, C. E. Spooner, Captain Williams, has also cleared for Sand Islands, Labrador, and will sail as soon as a favourable wind comes.
Mr. Timothy Connors, a highly respected Cooper of this town, has been ill with bronchitis and other affections, for about two weeks. His condition today was very serious, but let us hope that the time is distant when we shall be called upon to pay the last tribute of respect to this worthy townsman.
The football match played at Shannon Park on Tuesday evening, resulted in two goals for Carbonear and 1 for the Harbor Grace. When half time was called, the goals won were equally divided. Shortly after the last half began, the Carbonear boys secured another goal by the ball flying off the leg of a Harbor Grace boy, above the head of the goal keeper for his own team. A return match will be played at Carbonear next Tuesday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Mahoney are at present on a visit here, and are staying at the Cochrane House.
Constable James Fardy, and Mrs. Fardy arrived from Carbonear by this evening’s train. Mr. D. Morison and Master Herbert Parsons went to St. John’s by the same train.
Mrs. John Thomey had a message on Wednesday from her sister, Mrs. Joseph Guy of the Post Office at Catalina, telling her that her nephew John GUY, has died almost suddenly at Boston this week, his illness lasting only a few days. He was one of a family of twelve children, his death being the first break in the family group. John was about 25 years of age and his early demise is regretted by numerous friends. The remains, which are expected to arrive at Clarenville for transfer to Catalina on Saturday or Tuesday next, are accompanied by a brother and sister.
Mrs. Thomas Hayes of the Southside, was aroused from sleep a few night ago by the barking of dogs, which seemed to be attacking some animal. Going to the window, they saw a cow being worried by these animals. She hurriedly dressed and went out of her house. By throwing stones at the dogs, she succeeded in driving them from the cow. The next morning disclosed that the cow had been torn by the brutes, as blood spots were seen on the ground, where the cow had been the previous night. The matter was reported to the Police, and the next night a couple of Constables went to the Southside, but no sign of dogs were to be seen there.
Now that the Road Board seems to be in ernest in keeping the roads in as good a condition as it can, it may not be amiss to suggest that the railway track, leading from the Pipe Track Road down the Carbonear Valley, be converted to a carriage road. The track of course, would require some work to be done on it, and one would think no large sum of money would be needed to make it an excellent carriage road. Could not the Board make an effort to point out the advantages which this would give to the public, and urge the members to seek a special grant for that purpose? If the Carbonear Road Board would lay out some money on that end of the track, the road could be made right though, and both towns would reap the benefits from the junction. The matter is worth considering, and there is hardly a doubt that the cost of making the road will be repaid by the usefulness.
CORRESPONDENT. Harbor Grace, July 4th, 1907."
| July 6 1907 || ROSALIND ARRIVES || The S.S. Rosalind, which arrived yesterday morning, brought a full general cargo and the following passengers: – Messrs. H. Taylor, W.M. Bray, B. Morris, H.K. Morris, J.H. Servis, H.A. Bishop, E.J. Knapp, E.M. Boyle, H.C. Odgen, R.E. Ogden, R.H. Summer, S.L. Smith, L.D. Hall, H. Walter, J. Spero, M. O’Donnell, J.H. Mahon, R. Riley, Le Campe, Stern, M. Douglas, J. Carry, A.G. Cameron, W.C. Dotter, J.R. Hayward, A.S. Martin, H.W. Douthwaite, A.C. Osech, C.S. Manuel, R.A. Brehm, J.F. Duggan, J.S. Harding, C.S. Noseworthy, A.B.Parker, Mesdames J. Angel, W.H. Angel, B Morris, Serves, Boyle, Ogden, Summer, S.L. Smith, Woodlock, Spiro, Mancor, LeCapmpe, J Stern, Douglas, Cameron, Douthwaite, Oesch, Duggan, and child, Breham, L . Wing; Messrs. M. Angel, B. Berrigan, A.E. Offer, Hoffman, McQinnon A. Smith, M. Woodlock, K. Sector, R. Spiro, A. Hatcher, M. Ryan, K. Blondon, M. Bates, and 35 steerage. |
| July 6 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "The Erik’s compasses were tested yesterday afternoon.
Chief Engineer Pike, of the Regulus, has resigned his position.
An East End Truckman was arrested last evening, whilst drunk in charge of a horse.
Job’s traps took about 25 qtls. of fish yesterday. It was the best day for traps this season
Hugh Walsh, who became insane Thursday, was conveyed to the Lunatic Asylum last evening by Officers Mackay and Stapleton.
The steamers Eagle and Algerine go on dock today. The latter will have her tail shaft drawn, stern post repaired, and a new rudder placed on. The Eagle receives a general overhauling.
Lieut. Col. Rees will be present at the Livingstone St. Barracks tomorrow night. It will also be a welcome meeting to the new Rescue Officers and an enrollment of solders.
The schooners Albatross, which sails soon for N.W. River, is now in the floating dock getting fitted up for the voyage. A new foremast has been put in position and the hull generally will be overhauld.
At 1 p.m. yesterday, Const. Mackey arrested a Steward of the East End, who is charged with desertion. He was employed on the Portia, but Thursday morning, left her, and then shipped on the Stord. He will go before the Magistrate this morning.
We thank Mr. Pierce J Brien for a copy of the Newfoundlander for July. The number is an interesting one and contains contribution not only from well known writers, but from some who are making their bow before the reading public for the first time.
Last night, a slight blaze occurred at Mrs. Bennett’s restaurant, New Gower Street. After the gas had been lighted, it ignited the curtain. A young man passing at the time, saw the fire, and rushing in, tore down the curtain and extinguished the fire. An alarm was not sent in.
Mr. C. Bully, of G.M. Barr’s office, took a salt water bath, much against his will yesterday afternoon. Crossing from Tessier’s to Barr’s wharf, he tripped, and was precipitated into the water. He was fished out without much trouble, nothing the worse for his unexpected immersion.
Mr. H. Crawford’s house on Leslie Street, was on fire yesterday morning, and damages amounting to over $400 caused. The fire originated in the dining room and had gained considerable headway before being discovered. Mr. Crawford and family, after much exertion, managed to get it under control with the aid of water from the kitchen. No alarm was sent in.
The Reid co. are having a new main track laid in their railway yard, from the Round Hhouse to the Station, which will be used by all passenger trains entering and leaving, though the present one in use will be operated as necessity requires. West from the Station, the platform will be enlarged, and in consequence, more facilities will be offered the travelling community, especially on express days.
Caplin were plentiful at Holyrood yesterday, and also at Harbor Main.
The S.S. Viking, whaler Hawk, and S.S. Panther, are now on the dock, receiving repairs.
The five men who were to leave by the Rosalind for New York to join the Roosevelt, were informed by telegram yesterday, that they were not to sail by that ship, but to await further instructions.
Mr. Johnson, G.P.A. with the R.N. Co., had a message yesterday that salmon has commenced running up Harry’s Brook, and that good fishing was expected there.
J.F. Ewing, fishing at Chidley Pond, Three Pond Barrens, Thursday evening, landed a lock leven trout which weighted 4 1/4 pounds.
Mr. Albert Rogers, of Harbor Grace, President of the Conception Bay British Society, was in town on Thursday, making the necessary arrangements for the annual excursion of the Society to St. John’s. This event will take place on the 31st July, the party coming by special train."
| July 6 1907 || DEATHS || DONOVAN — On Friday, Catherine, relict of the late Timothy Donovan, aged 82 years, a native of Thurles County, Tipperary, Ireland. Funeral at 2.30 p.m. Sunday, from the residence of her sister, Mrs. D. Dooley, Duckworth Street. (Beach). |
| July 8 1907 || AN AWFUL TRAGEDY ! || "SIX YEAR OLD JACK MOORE RUN DOWN BY A HORSE AND KILLED! EXPIRES IN HIS FATHER’S ARMS WITHOUT REGAINING CONSCIOUSNESS!
Saturday 4 P.M., little Jack Moore, the 6 year old son of Conductor Moore, of the R.N. Co.’s railway, was accidently killed near his own home, the tragedy being almost witnessed by his parents. The lad was playing in the street near the Mill Lane, Water St. West, when a horse with a box cart attached, driven by Patrick Flynn, going East, knocked him down, and one of the wheels passed over the body. A scream from a passer by attracted Flynn’s attention, and the horse was reined in almost Immediately
Some witnesses to the accident tenderly removed the child, while the driver ran to Mr. Kent’s store and telephoned for a Doctor. In the meantime, young Moore’s father appeared on the scene, and taking his little son in his arms, took him home. The child was unconscious when picked up, but there was no signs of any serious injury, not the slightest scratch being noticeable on his person. At the home, all possible was done until Dr. Scully arrived. The latter, after an examination, held out no hope, and at 4.30 the bright smiling pet of the household, who an hour before was playing with other smiling children, was playing with the angels around the great throne, — he having died in his father’s arms at that hour — and a heart-broken mother and father were left to mourn. As far as can be gathered the happening occurred without the driver having had any knowledge of the child being near. Deceased was playing with a hoop, and was crossing the street, when the horse came along. Flynn, it is said, was driving slowly, and had turned around to wish good day to a friend.
In the few seconds that this occupied, the little chap is supposed to have got under the wheels. When the accident did occur, Flynn showed himself a humane man, and with much presence of mind, hastened to secure medical attendance. The Police were also called, and Head Constable Collins was soon on the scene. He assisted Dr. Scully in the examination, and when the latter pronounced the injured one dead, he immediately placed Flynn — who was present in the house – under arrest.
The prisoner was much affected, and though submitting quietly to the law, felt his position keenly. He was taken to the Police Station in a street car, and upon arrival there, almost collapsed from heart failure, from which he suffers. “Head” Collins helped to calm his fears however, and after an hour or so, he recovered his normal condition. The horse was owned by Mr. C.W.H. Tessier, who hearing that Flynn had been placed under arrest, came to the Police Station and offered bail.
Inspector-General McCowen was telephoned, and also Judge Conroy, and after a short preliminary examination, the prisoner was allowed out on bail, to appear this morning. The unfortunate lad’s body, when undressed, was free from any bruise, or cut except a slight scratch on the left leg, and not a drop of blood came from the injuries, which were evidently internal. The neck was broken however, and from this death resulted.
Mr. and Mrs. Moore are naturally overwhelmed with grief, particularly Mrs. Moore, who became prostated When told that her little darling was dead, and who wold not! - to see their cheerful bright-eye six-year-old son - an hour before the joy of the home, still in death and a promising life ended by such a terrible tragedy! This accident is all the more sad , occurring within a few yards of his home and almost in the present of his father.
General and sincere sympathy will go out to Mr. and Mrs. Moore in their sad hour of trial, in which the News joins. The Magisterial enquiry will be held this afternoon."
| July 8 1907 || YESTERDAY FIRE ALARM || At 2.25 p.m. yesterday, an alarm of fire from box 24, called the Central and Eastern men to Gower St. The cause was the chimney of Capt. Linkleter’s house, which had ignited. No one was home at the time, and the firemen were obliged to force an entrance through the rear door. They found a big fire on in the kitchen. No damage was sustained, but had the fire fighters not been called when they were, the result would have been serious. At 2.38 the “all out” sounded. |
| July 8 1907 || RAVAGES OF SCARLET FEVER || Scarlet fever, which appears to be growing more virulent, caused the death of another little one yesterday. The victim was Mary, 2 year old daughter of James DORAN, Carpenter, Catherine Street, and the third member of the family to be cut off by the scourge in less than a month. On the 11th June, John age 6 died in the Hospital, and on the 17th, Charles, 4 years old, died at his home. The remains of Mary will be interred this morning. The parents are almost distracted over their loss. |
| July 8 1907 || RICHARD O’DONNELL SEVERS AN ARTERY || ALMOST BLEEDS TO DEATH. Saturday afternoon at 7, the Police has a telephone message from King’s Bridge, saying that an Outer Cove man names Richard O’Donnel had just driven past that way, and that O’Donnel and the van were covered with blood. He was searching for a Doctor, and finally reached Dr. McPherson’s in an almost dying condition. The Doctor examined the cause of trouble and found that one of the arteries on the right wrist was severed, and that the man had lost considerable blood, so much that five minutes later, he would have died without medical attendance. He was very weak and paretically unable to stand, but after stimulants had been administered and the wound dressed, he recovered sufficiently to be able to tell of the accident. O’Donnel said that while driving home, he fell from his truck cart, his wrist coming in contact with a sharp stone which inflicted the cut. With the other hand he put on a temporary ligature which he made from his handkerchief, and drove hastily to town. On the way up, the bandage worked off, and when town was reached, the milk cart was covered with blood, and one of his boots almost filled, where it had trickled down his side. Dr. McPherson ordered him to Hospital, but the place being filled, there was difficulty in getting a bed, but it was later arranged by Inspector Grimes, who was called to Dr. McPherson’s. He was doing fairly well at the Hospital yesterday, and is expected to recover. Yesterday morning, when some friends were bringing home his outfit, the horse bolted, and Miss Maher of William Street, was thrown from the cart and seriously injured. |
| July 8 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || "BOWRINGS: Prospero left Fortune at 5 p.m. Saturday. She is due here today. Portia in North of Baie Verte.
REIDS: Ethie arrived at Clarenville at 7 p.m. Saturday. Dundee arrive at Port Blandford at p.m. yesterday. Clyde arrived at Lewisporte at 9 p.m. yesterday. Glencoe left Placentia going West, midnight Saturday. Argyle leaves Pacentia this p.m. on the Merasheen route. Home is North of Bonne Bay. Virginia Lake is North of Tilt Cove."
| July 8 1907 || THE WARMEST YET || Yesterday was the warmest along the railway line for the season. The thermometer reached the highest point for some years at Bishop’s Falls, and at 1 p.m. it stood 105 in the sun and 98 in the shade; last night it was 79. At Heart’s Content it was 95 in the sun at noon. Last night’s reports were: – Port aux Basque — S.E , light; 50 above. Bay of Islands — S.E.; light; 60 above. Bishop’s Falls — S.E.; light; 79 above. Quarry — S.E.; light, 79 above. Clarenville — S.E.; light; 50 above. Whitebourne — S.E.; light; 69 above. |
| July 8 1907 || PERSONAL || "Mr. D. Scott, Supt. Govt. Telegraphs, left by yesterday’s express, on inspection along the line.
Messrs. J Hanley and J Hayes left for Holyrood last evening to spend a few days fishing.
Francis Murphy, founder of the Blue Ribbon Army, died at Los Angeles on Sunday, June 30th.
Mr. C.W. Frien, Supt. Manual Training at the Methodist Church, left for Halifax last evening to spend a vacation.
Mr. L.G MacKay, who was in the city on business the last three weeks, left for Sydney by last evening’s express.
Mr. Cox left for Alexander Bay last evening where he will be united in matrimony to Miss House, of that place.
Messrs. W.J. Herder and W.H. Rennie, who were salmon fishing at South Branch, returned to town by Saturday’s express.
Mrs. Peers Davidson, who has been visiting friends in the city the last month, left for Montreal by yesterday’s express.
Congratulation to Sir James and Lady Winter who it will be seen by reference to another column, have been promoted to the dignity of grand parents.
The Rev. Dr. Ryan of Rochester, who arrived by Friday morning’s Bruce at Port aux Basques, remained in St. George’s, where he is spending a few days with Bishop McNeil.
Mr. Jesse Whiteway and his daughter Alma, left for Wesleyville by yesterday’s express, to be present at the marriage of Miss Fanny Winsor, daughter of Capt. W. Winsor, Sr., to the Rev. Sydney Bennett, on Wednesday.
The Duke of Devonshire, formerly so well known as the Marquis of Hartington, and one of the noblest of Briton’s public men, is seriously ill, and there is much anxiety as to his recovery. He has no children, and is married to widow of the late Duke of Manchester."
| July 8 1907 || NAUTICAL || "S.S. Bonavista is due from Sydney this afternoon.
H.M.S. Brilliant is due to arrive this evening.
S.S. Halifax City is due from Liverpool today.
S.S. Dageid sailed for Montreal yesterday morning.
Barqt. Lake Simcoe, sailed for Brazil yesterday.
Schooner Marie sailed for Hamburg yesterday with oil from Jobs.
S.S. Regulus sailed for Collier’s, T.B. yesterday morning.
S.S. Adventure sailed for Lewisporte on Saturday morning.
S.S. Rosalind sailed at 3 p.m. Saturday for Halifax and New York.
S.S. Silvia left New York on Saturday for Halifax and St. John’s.
S.S. Strod and S.S. Erik sailed for Sydney and Montreal this morning at 6.
Schooner Ellen James, 27 days from Cadiz, arrived yesterday morning with salt to Rendell & Co.
Schooner Margaret Murray, Williams, 25 days from Cadiz, arrived Saturday afternoon with salt to Bowring Bros.
S.S. Aggie sailed for the Northward at 5 a.m. yesterday, and finding it foggy outside, returned an hour later. She sailed again shortly after noon."
| July 8 1907 || BRUCE PASSENGERS || The Bruce arrived at Port aux Basques at 8.30 a.m. yesterday, with the following passengers: – R.R. Gruce, Dr. E. Vincent, H.M. Stanway, D.F. McNeil, Mrs. L. Simmonds, Miss W.P. Joy. D and Mrs. Cragie, E.F. Steel, W.D. Jack, B.A. Clarke, J.A. Barrett, Capt. S. Keeping, J.C. Campbell, W.J.A. Granly, J.S. Modsell, G.A. Jarvie, John Russel, H.J. Crowe, W. Little, M.V. Vail, W.J Shaver, C.S. Syme, in saloon, and 44 in steerage. The express is due at 3 this afternoon. |
| July 8 1907 || ULUNDA ARRIVES || The S.S. Ulunda, Capt. Chambers, arrived at 3.30 Saturday afternoon, from Halifax. She left there at 1 p.m. Wednesday and encountered thick fog all the way. The Ulunda brought 500 tons general cargo and one passenger, Mr. Shedd. She sails again tonight taking considerable cargo and several buyers. |
| July 8 1907 || FOOTBALLER VISITS HOME || Mr. B.H. Squires, son of the Rev. John Squires, Congregational Minister, is now on a visit to his home in Fortune Bay. Mr Squires entered Harvard University in 1901, and for four years played on the football team. At the end of the championship season of 1905, he was first choice as the Harvard representative on the All-America team, the most highly prized honour in the college football world. Mr. Squires is a splendid specimen of physical manhood and is one of the most modest of men. He has just completed his first year in the Harvard law school (having graduated in arts in 1905), and after spending a month at his old home, goes to New York as the delegate from Harvard to the College Football Convention, which meets in that city next month. In Spaulding’s Football Guide for 1906, numerous pictures of Mr. Squires are used, to illustrate the correct methods of playing football. |
| July 8 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "The fishery outlook at St. Pierre is very good and green fish is now fetching $4.75 per Qtl.
Capt. Farguhar’s new steam yacht, Christine, reached Halifax on Monday morning last.
Three prisoners now occupy cells at the lock-up, this morning, will go before the Magistrate.
At Quidi Vidi, Snow’s trap secured 27 cwt. of fish. The staple was plentiful, especially in deep water.
Carmaville Disaster — We acknowledge with thanks, the sum of two dollars from “A Stewart,” per Rev. Samuel H Soper.
Mr. R. Ash of Bowring’s Coastal Office, and Miss Grace McKenzie, will be united in matrimony at the Presbyterian Church on Thursday afternoon at 3.30.
Mrs. Mary Ann SCANLON, wife of Patrick Scanlon, died at her residence, 33 Cornwallis St., Halifax, last Wednesday. The remains were interred on Friday, at Mount Olivet cemetery.
Chief Officer Cross, of the Adventure, resigned last week, and he is succeeded by Capt. Sinclair of Job’s Fanny. Capt. Cross goes to New York, to take a steam yacht to the Labrador, with a party of mining men on board.
The Heart’s Content footballers have fallen in line and are practicing daily. A team will be arranged to meet a St. John’s team of League players, who go to Harbor Grace with the Shamrock Club, next month.
There were 18 Clergymen of the Anglican and Methodist Churches, with the Rev. J. Thackeray, Congregational, on the platform in the British Hall last night. Fully two hundred persons were obliged to stand all through the meeting, and fully two hundred more had to go away, as the stairway was crowded.
A young girl, named Bella Hancock, servant at the residence of John Menzies, Sr., George St., Sydney, is missing. She left the house to attend the circus on the 15th June, and although enquiries have been made at the Police office and the railway stations, no tidings have yet been received to her whereabouts. The missing girl is a native of Newfoundland.
Job’s traps did well with fish again on Saturday.
Mr. C Noseworthy, formerly of the Bank of Montreal branch of this city, is at present visiting friends here, having arrived by the Silvia.
Mr. John P. Haliburton of Bonne Bay, Newfoundland, arrived in Baddeck, C.B. some days ago. His family, who have resided in Baddeck for the past two years, occupying the cottage owned by E.W. MacCurdy, will return to Newfoundland with Mr. Haliburton, where they will reside for the future.
The barqt. Bella Ross, will probably go to the West Coast to load fish.
A city fireman who is on the “Blacklist” was arrested by Constable Dawe, Saturday night. An effort will be made to find out who sold him the liquor.
Saturday, Constable Quinlan had Mr. Harry Simms, of New Gower St. before the Court for obstructing the sidewalk, by sawing wood on it. The case was proven, and a fine of $5.00 was imposed. Simms told the Court he had been sawing wood there for over 50 years and elected to serve 14 days in jail sooner than pay a fine of even 10 cents. He was taken to the Penitentiary, Saturday afternoon.
The following passengers went out by last evening’s express: Mrs. Peers Davidson, L Gover Mackay, M.L. Pennell, Sergt. Sergt. Cox, Jessie Whiteway, A. Milne Frazer, Mrs. Constable Walters, Miss Blackadar, W.M. Small, C.W. Fairn, Miss. Davis, Miss E. Abbott, W. Snow, Mrs. Capt. J Blandford and family, Miss B Bald, Mr. J.F. Hudson and family, Miss. Ebsary, H. Pomeroy, J. Hanley, J. Hayes, G. Ellis, E. Shaw, D. Scott, E. Hudson.
Yesterday forenoon, when citizens of all creeds were wending their way to Church, a disgraceful scene was witnessed at the foot of Princes St. A West Ender, who is supposed to be the support of six motherless children, and was before Court Saturday for purchasing liquor, because of his children was found drunk and in a filthy condition. Sergt. Peet and Constable Hann took him to the Police Station, and he will appear before Court, this morning."
| July 8 1907 || BIRTHS || JACKMAN — At Waymouth, England, on the 6th July, the wife of P Vaughan Jackman Esq., Fleet Surgeon, R.N. of a son. |
| July 10 1907 || TRAIN ACCIDENT NEAR GRAND FALLS || At 10.30 a.m. yesterday, the West going express that left here Sunday, met with an accident three miles West of Grand Falls. The train was travelling at a fair rate when the sleeper, first class passenger car, and dining car, left the rails. The three cars went into a marsh, the sleeper toppling over. There were fifteen passengers in the car, all of whom escaped without injury. The sleeper was damaged, but the other two cars were uninjured, and were replaced after an hour’s delay. The train reached Port aux Basques at 2 this morning. The accident was caused by the excessive heat of Sunday spreading the rails. It was fortunate however, that the train was passing a level place. |
| July 10 1907 || MR. MARTIN AT TORONTO || Mr. W.H. Martin, formerly of the Herald, writing to a friend, says his family arrived in Toronto on the morning of June 29th. They went by the last Bonavista, and from here to Sydney had a splendid trip. Leaving the latter port, she experienced terrible weather for 12 hours and the steamer was sailed under repeatedly. Fog then set in and prevailed right up the river, compelling the Bonavista to anchor at Quebec. Notwithstanding, she made a record run, doing it in one hour less than ever before. Capt. Fraser was two days and nights on the bridge without rest, and won the praise of all the passengers. The other officers also received the congratulations of the travellers, and although the voyage was boisterous, there was regret when the time of parting came. |
| July 10 1907 || FONIA ARRIVED FOR REPAIRS || The Revenue cruiser Fiona, Capt. E. English, Jr., arrived in port at 2 o’clock yesterday morning for repairs to her boilers. She berthed at Tessier’s premises and the work started immediately and will occupy a few days. The Fonia came from St. Pierre direct, having taken the British Consul and family there from Placentia. She experienced fog all the way since leaving. The steamer has cruised considerably and Inspector O’Rielly has had several law breakers before Court. She reports a good fishery at the French Colony. |
| July 10 1907 || WESTERN FISHERY || "The outlook at Renews is very bright and Mr. Jackman has 100 qts. landed to date.
There are four traps at Lawn each with 100 qts. Two are owned by Mr. Farrell and one by Mr. Grant.
All the Bay of Islands and Bay St. George men are still in the Straits, and as none have yet returned, there is no report.
Last week the Grand Bank punt men had five busy days. The fish then went off, and there has not been a “Bite” since.
Mr. Sutton of Trepassey, took 60 qtls from his trap in one haul on Saturday. All the others secured big fares as well.
At Burin, the traps are doing poorly, the best having only 50 qtls landed. The hook and line men however, are faring better.
There were 25 bankers at Caplin Bay as the Prospero passed. Caplin were plentiful and the vessels had no difficulty in securing supplies.
The St. Lawrence traps have from 50 to 100 qtls. each to date. Saturday evening, fish was plentiful and they landed from 10 to 25 qtls.
Mr. P.M. Cashin secured 100 qtls in his trap yesterday at Cape Broyle. During the last 10 days, hook and liners have secured big catches.
At Harbor Breton and other Fortune Bay points, there is a good sign, especially at Long Harbor and above it. Nearly all is being taken with hooks and nets.
The Beatrice Mack and Acadia, Luneburg vessels, baited at Cape Broyle yesterday, a third was being towed out as the Prospero went in. All appeared to be well fished .
One of Mr. Harris’ bankers returned to Grand Bank from St. Pierre Bank on Saturday, with 350 qtls. She reported fish plentiful. None of the other banking schooner are to land.
At North Head, Island Head and Golden Bay, P.B., traps have from 80 to 60 qtls. Bait is plentiful and hook and lines are also getting a share securing from 4 to 6 qtls daily for 2 men.
All along the Southern Shore traps are securing big hauls, and if the fish continues as at present, the voyage will be the best for years. Mr. Winsor, Ferryland, who has five traps, took 100 qtls from then yesterday.
At Lamaline, the outlook is good, traps having from 80 to 100 qtls each. From Lawn up to Point Carew, there are no less than eight traps, and all are well fished. The hook and liners also are meeting with success.
There is very little doing in Hermitage Bay, but there is no lack of bait; several schooners have been there lately for a supply. Fish is plentiful on the bottom, but it won’t jig. None of the people are fitted with trawls and consequently are losing considerably.
Friday last, Mr. Elliott, Harbor Breton, had a message from Capt. John Lewis, M.H.A. that the Excelda was at Cape Broyle for bait. Captain Lewis found fish in abundance, and in 5 days took 500 qtls. About the same time, a wire to Mr. Farrell, St, Lawrence, announced that the Hispanola was in Conception Bay with 800 qtls.
When the Prospero was at Bonne Bay, Rev. J.T. Hiscock had just returned from Point Riche, the most Northern part of his extensive mission. He reports the lobster fishery along the coast as excellent. The price is also good, buyers paying $17 per case. Codfish too, are plentiful, but very little is being caught, as the men are too busy with the lobsters, which pays better than to give attention to the cod. None of the residents have traps, or fitted in any way for landing the staple."
| July 10 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || "BOWRINGS: Prospero sails West again at 10 a.m. tomorrow. Portia is North of Bonne Bay.
REIDS: Home is due at Bay of Islands, this morning. Virginia Lake is North of Tilt Cove. Ethie left Clarenville yesterday afternoon. Dundee left Port Blandford at 10.30 a.m. yesterday. Glencoe is due at Port aux Basque, this p.m. Clyde left Lewisporte, yesterday p.m. Argyle left Placentia last evening on the Marasheen route."
| July 10 1907 || ALONG THE LINE || The express arrived at 4:30 last evening, bringing: – D.P. Osmond, C. Syme, Sir R. Bond, H.J. Crowe, M.B. Vail, P.F. Moore, A. Jarvis, J.J. Reid, F. Viguers, and about 30 others. The 6 p.m. train yestrerday, took out: – Rev. T.W. Atkinson, F. Hayward, Rev. E.P. Roache, J Snow, Miss Pike and 20 second class. The shore train arrived at 10 last night. Among the passengers were: Rev. J.J. St. John, R.T. McGrath, Dr. McCollough, Mrs. Sullivan, S. Greeves and wife, T. Hoskins, R. Walsh, Mr. Hart. |
| July 10 1907 || NAUTICAL || "S. S. Rappahannock is due from London today. Bowring’s barque is loading at their Southside premises. Schooner Cayuga goes to Sydney, to load coal for Harbor Breton. Schooner Electra Cundy, left Hull Eng. yesterday for this port. S.S. City of Bomaby left Liverpool on Saturday, for St. John’s. Barqt. Clutha, Joyce, sails during the week, fish laden for Brazil. H.M.S. Brilliant arrived at 10 o’clock last night, from St. Pierre. Schooner Checkers, Rumsey, is now due from Oporto, to Bishop & Monroe. Brigt. Mayflower, Dillon, is now 21 days out from Oporto to this port. S.S. Siberian left Philadelphia at 6 p.m. Saturday, she is due Thurday evening. Brigt. Grace Giles, is now 21 days out from Barbados to this port, molasses laden. Schooner Ceylon, Cook, is due to leave Sydney today, with a cargo of coal for the Westward. S.S. Freysdal is due to Job’s today, from Cadiz, she brings 8,500 tons salt. Ketch Challenger, 42 days from Cadiz, salt laden, arrived, yesterday to A.S. Rendell Co. Schooner Mary Annis, 28 days from Cadiz, arrived, yesterday morning, with salt to A.S. Rendell & Co. Barqt. Bells Rosa is loading general cargo at Job’s for Harbor Breton, she loads fish there for Europe. Schooner Ethel, Taylor, sails during the week for Oporto, fish laden by G.M. Barr, and Bishop & Monroe. Brigt. Clementine, Tucker, 27 day from Cadiz, arrived last evening, to A Goodridge & son, salt laden. S.S. Wasis, 2 days from Sydney, arrived yesterday afternoon with coal; she is discharging at Bowring’s Southside premises. S.S. Halifax city, Aldridge, from Liverpool, arrived in port yesterday, with 300 tons general cargo, but no passengers. She anchored in the stream until the Ulunda sailed. At noon today she sails for Halifax.
S.S. Ulunda sailed at 6.30 last evening, taking in saloon; Mrs. Wanson and 4 children, Rev. M. and Mrs. Fenwick, Master Fenwick, T.G. Harrington, Rev. W.T.D. Dunn, J.F. Fawel, wife and infant, Hon. S. Milley, A McPherson, Rev. F.J. Hayden.
S.S. Bonavista sails at 10 a.m. tomorrow, taking in saloon: Messrs Ronald Murphy, J Murphy, Saunders, T. Bride, McCann, J Carnell, C. Roe, J.B. Stetson Madames J.B. Murphy, T.M. Simpson, Fahey, McCann, A. Knight, Stetson, Misses Gadrn, Jordan, Barr, Treble, H. Morris, Large, C. Knight, F. Knight, J Knight, M. Knight, B. Knight, F. Cooper.
S.S. Bonavista arrived at 1 p.m. yesterday from Montreal via Charlottetown and Sydney, with a full general cargo, including 40 head cattle, 4 horses, 92 sheep. Her passenger list is: Messrs. J Eillis, Carig, J Stetson, J James, J Kennedy, J. Millerm, M Cullen, J. Wall, J Fraser, G. Reid, Rev. Strathen, Cleary, W. Robertson, Mesdams Hudson, Ellis, Craig, Tracey, Stetson, James, Wall, Straton, Donovan and child, Misses Smith, Lawson, Feeham, Diamond, Prowse, Kennedy, Master Carig."
| July 10 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "There was one new case of scarlet fever yesterday.
The Western whale factories have done very little during the last ten days.
A letter was received from Bonavista yesterday saying that fish was very scarce.
Asst. Supt. of Lighthouses, Cornick, proceeded to Trepassey from Port aux Basques by the Prospero.
Two arrests were made by the Police last evening, and this a.m. they will go before His Honour.
The fishermen of Channel and several points East, have done nothing for several days.
Messrs. J Munn and W.R. Warren left by automobile for Salmonier last evening, to spend a few days fishing at Pinsent’s Falls.
Mr. A.B. Morine and family, detrained at Holyrood yesterday, and drove to Salmonier to spend two week fishing.
At South Branch yesterday, eight salmon were taken, the largest was 20 lbs, which was caught by Mr. Lewis Redford.
Trout are abundant at Holyrood the last few days, Mr. J Hanley, who went out by Sunday’s express, sent several dozen to town last night.
Caplin struck in at Chamberlain’s yesterday and the residents were busy until a late hour. There is also a good sign of fish along that shore.
Councillor Ellis, T. McNeil and C. Ellis, the Regatta collectors appointed to call on the clubs and societies, will call at the T.A., Star, B.I.S. and St. Andrew’s rooms tonight.
A young lady lost a purse containing $10 at the Nickle last night. The finder will be rewarded on leaving it with Constable Mackey.
At Argentia yesterday, traps averaged 25 qtls, and to date the catch landed is about 80 qlts a trap. The best boat at Cape St. Mary’s, P. Cleary’s, has only 120 qtls. ashore.
The Prospero brought down two men from St. Mary’s for the Hospital, both having met with accidents to their eyes. One was struck by a hoop while the other received a nasty blow. They insured much pain and will have to be operated on.
Some swimming enthusiasts are now interesting themselves in erecting a wharf at Long Pond, to facilitate bathing. The cost of the wharf will be subscribed by general contributions
Salmon were reported very plentiful at Pinsent’s Falls, Salmonier, yesterday.
Davis and William, sons of Mr. George Neil, left on the S.S. Stord yesterday morning, for a holiday trip to Montreal, and will return by the S.S. Mary, the Bell Island S.S. Co.’s new steamer.
Two of Mr. M.P. Cashin’s traps took 40 qtls of fish each at Fermuse yesterday morning.
Mr. Leary, Wreck Commissioner at Renews, arrived by the Prospero last night. He came here to purchase a trap, hoping to secure a catch while the fish is plentiful, and will return by the steamer tomorrow.
Sunday afternoon, a youngster named McAllister, of Rossiter’s Lane, met with a painful accident. She was chopping up kindling when the hatchet slipped, and almost severed one of her fingers. Dr. Campbell dressed the injured member.
The local fishermen did well yesterday. Job’s traps took 120 cwt. green, and John Ryan did well also. Hook and lines did very little except the jiggers in deep water.
A letter was received from Engineer Crawford who is at Montreal superintending the work on the S.S. Mary yesterday, saying the steamer is in first class condition, and splendidly fitted up for passenger traffic. Capt. F. Nickerson and crew left by the Strod yesterday, to bring the Mary down.
Mr. David McCrindle, Chief Engineer of the Dundee, came in by yesterday’s express, but too late to attend the funeral of his dear little girl. Another child about 3 years old, is now suffering from the dread disease. When will this apathetic city of St. John’s awake to its awful responsibility? We cannot ward off disease, but we can see to it that a clean city will not invite it, and encourage its spread.
The Dputy Minister of Customs had a message from Channel yesterday, saying that the French brigantine, Yvonne Valentine, Leviteou, from Lisbon to St. Pierre, salt laden, went ashore Sunday night on Morse Island, and was a total wreck. Her crew of six men were landed safely. The vessel was 42 days out, and the Capt. had no observations for almost 3 weeks."
| July 10 1907 || SCARLET FEVER ANOTHER DEATH || The remains of little Annie McCrindle, the seven-year-old daughter of Mr. McCindle, Bell Street, who died from scarlet fever, were interred at the West End Cemetery yesterday morning, Rev. Dr. Robertson, officiating. Annie was a bright and promising child, and her parents feel their loss keenly. Another child, Max, is affected with the disease, and fears are entertained for his recovery. |
| July 10 1907 || BIRTHS || RUSTED — On July 1st, at St. Stephen’s Parsonage, Salvage, the wife of the Rev. Ernest E. Rusted, of a son. |
| July 10 1907 || DEATHS || McCRINDLE — On Saturday, July 8th, of scarlet fever, Annie, darling child of David and Bertha McCrindle, aged 7 years — “Gone to be with Jesus “ |
| July 10 1907 || CARBONEAR || "The Laura May, L Pike, Master, arrived to Messrs J. &. J. Maddock on Friday, laden with provision.
The first banking schooner for the season arrived this week, seeking bait. The Marshall Adams, belongs to Harbor Breton, and is commanded by Capt. Courage. He reports doing very well with the fish so far. Caplin are very scarce, but the Captain thinks he will get enough for a bating.
On Wednesday, a little schooner from Bay de Verde, put in here to land the household effects of Rev. Mr. Cragg, who is transferring to the quite inland town of Whitbourne.
Mr. Frank Howell, of J.J. Maddock’s employ, left here on Tuesday, for St. John’s, to enter the General Hospital, to under go treatment and if necessary, an operation for a serious disorder of the kidneys. His many friends are anxiously hoping for his speedy restoration to health.
Dr. A.D. Boyle left this week to take up physician duties on board of the S.S. Virginia Lake. Mrs. Boyle accompanied his as far as Catalina, also their son, R.W., who arrived the night previous from Montreal, where he has been engaged on the McGill University staff as Senior Demonstrator of Physics.
A Marconigram from Messrs Jos. Udell & Sons to friends here, reports good fishing prospects in the Straits. At the time of sending the message, upwards of 150 qtls were being brought to land daily by Messrs Udell’s crews.
The corpse of a young man named Levi BURSEY, aged 28 years, belonging to Lower Island Cove, was conveyed here from Glace Bay, by Thursday’s express. The unfortunate victim was employed by the Dominion Coal Co., Ordinary Labour, but a day previous to the accident was promoted to Brakeman on one of the trolley cars.
Through the efforts of Messrs Goodison and Duff, a general holiday (Thursday) will be observed weekly by the business houses during the summer months. Excursionists from the city and elsewhere, cannot do better than arrange for an outing to this town on the Thursday holiday.
Another old landmark from Harbor Rock Hill, in the person of William TAYLOR, died suddenly, on Thursday night, at the age of 74 years. Only a half hour previous to death, the deceased was chatting to neighbours at the accustomed stand, at Saunder's Corner. Going home, he complained to his daughter of feeling unwell. He was quickly guided to his room, where he expired almost immediately. Cardiac paralysis it is though, hastened the end.
Rev. T.B. Darby, B.A. and Rev. C Hackett, have returned here from the Methodist Conference session just closed.
Mr. James B. Peach and his daughter, Miss Annie, went out by Tuesday’s express, for Montreal.
Miss H Badcock, primary teacher in the Methodist day school, left this week for Chelsea Mass., to spend the summer holidays with relatives and friends.
Caplin struck in at Carbonear, in abundance, Monday July 8th.
Rev. G.H. Richardon of England, the newly appointed junior Mminister to the Methodist denomination in our town, arrived Wednesday afternoon, and on Sunday morning, occupied the pulpit, preaching very acceptably.
A son of Mr. W.T. Guy, Secretary of the Water Company, came near being drowned, Tuesday, while in company with another little fellow on Tucker & Cameron’s wharf, fishing for “tomcods”. When the little fellow toppled overboard, his chum instead of giving the alarm, ran away to his home instead. Fortunately he lived near, and very soon an outcry was made. By this time, the little chap in the water was all but exhausted, and when rescued was more dead than alive. After being rolled several times he was brought to the house of Mrs. Cameron, where he was attended by the Doctor until sufficiently recovered to be taken home.
| July 10 1907 || HYMENAL || PETLEY — COLLINGWOOD: The marriage of Miss Mary A W Petley, daughter of the late Rev. H Petley, M.A., and Mr. T Collingwood, of Baine Johnson & Co.’s office, was solemnized a St. Paul’s Church, Harbor Grace, at 6 p.m. yesterday, Rev. Canon Noel performing the ceremony. The bride was beautifully attired and was attended by Miss Collingwood, sister of the groom, and Miss Mildred Ward. Mr. J.A. Templeton, of the Bank of Nova Scotia, and Mr. E. Collingwood, attended the groom. Owing to a recent death in the bride’s family, the event was very quite nature. Many valuable presents were received by the bride. The News joins with Mr. and Mrs. Collingwood's many friends, in wishing them happiness. |
| July 10 1907 || ALONG THE LINE || The express last evening took out Rev. Dr. Moore, Rev. H. Dotchen, A. Canfield, M Rogers, Miss Browning, C. H. Hutchings, Constable Quintan , Inspector Hanrahan, J Mackay. The shore train arrived at 9.30 last night, bringing Capt. C. Dawe, B. Chown, J. Baldwin, T. Collingwood, and about 50 others. |
| July 10 1907 || SCHOONER SINKS IN THE NARROWS || At 1 o’clock yesterday morning, the Cape Broyle schooner Dauntlass, Capt. John C Williams, of Cape Broyle, whilst entering the Narrows, struck on “Pancake” and in a few minutes sank. The crew had just time to leave her when she went to the bottom. The Dauntless was in ballast, and her loss this season is a great drawback to the owner and crew. Yesterday, the top of the main mast was over the water, and those who visited the scene could see the little craft lying on the bottom with sails set. |
| July 10 1907 || WEATHER REPORT || It was not as warm along the line as on the two previous days. Yesterday at Port aux Basques, the temperature was the lowest, being 50 above. Last night’s reports were: Port aux Basques — S.E. light, Dull. 49 above. Bay of Islands — S.E. Light, dull, 60 above. Quarry — S.W., Light, fine, 70 above. Bishop’s Falls — S.W., light, fine, 70 above. Clarenville — S.W., light, fine, 68 above. Whitbourne — S.W., light, fine, 68 above. |
| July 10 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || "BOWRINGS: Prospero sails West at 10 this morning taking a large freight. She calls at Sydney this trip for coal. The following passengers go by her. Rev. Fr. McCarthy, Fr. Power, Bro. Kennedy, Messrs. Mahoney, G. Mutch, A.W. O’Reilly, Rev. Whitehouse, A. Monroe, W.S. Monroe, A. Joy., H. McPherson, R.S. St. Hill, F. Bradshaw, R. Goodridge, E. LeMessurier, Master J Gorman, L. Burke, F. Burke, Mesdames Mahoney, Barnes, Wood, Bambrisk, Craig, Misses Mahoney, O’Reilly, Flinn, Roberts, Wood, Tessier, Craig (2), 25 steerage.
REIDS: Argyle leaves Placentia this morning going West. Ethie left Carbonear at 3 p.m. yesterday.
Dundee left Bonavista at 7.30 p.m. yesterday. Clyde arrived at Twillingate at 6.40 last evening. Glencoe arrived at Port aux Basques at 10 a.m. yesterday. Virginia Lake is North of Tilt Cove. Home leaves Bay of Islands this a.m. going West."
| July 10 1907 || NAUTICAL || "S.S. Wasis sails for Sydney at daylight. S.S. Cacouna left Montreal for Halifax yesterday afternoon. S.S. Halifax City sailed for Halifax yesterday afternoon. Schooner Evelyn is at Rose Blanche loading fish for Europe. S.S. Silvia left Halifax at 11 a.m. yesterday for St. John’s. Schooner Dictator is at Grand Bank loading fish for Europe. A schooner and a Ketch were signalled last evening, but neither entered port. S.S. Rappahannock sails this afternoon for Halifax, from there she returns to London.
S.S. Bonavista sails this morning, taking F Harris, additional saloon passenger to Sydney and 11 steerage. Schooner Lolita A., reached Macleo on Monday after a passage of 34 days. She returns to Bay Roberts direct. Schooner Checkers, Rumsey, 35 days from Oporto, arrived yesterday to Bishop & Monroe. Head winds were experienced the whole way out. S.S. Rappahannock, Buckingham, 9 days from London, arrived early yesterday morning. Fine weather was experienced all the way. She brought 550 tons general cargo, but no passengers. She anchored in the stream until the Halifax City sailed."
| July 10 1907 || PERSONAL || "Rev. F. Colley returned to Carbonear last evening. Capt. Dawe, M.H.A. arrived from Bay Roberts last night.
Rev. W. Dotchon left for his mission by yesterday’s express. Mr. A.W. O’Reilly and Miss Rose leave by the Prospero this morning on the round trip. Mr. B. Chown, travelling gent of the N.F. Clothing Factory, returned from the Northward yesterday. Rev. Dr. Moore, who was in town in connection with the Lord’s Day Alliance, left for Toronto by yesterday’s express. A number of Clergymen were at the station to see him off." |
| July 10 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "There will be a band concert in Victoria Park tonight from 8 to 10 o’clock.
The special Straw Hats, offered at S. Milley’s, are selling for 60 cents, not 20 as reported yesterday.
There was a sign of fish at Pool’s Island, on Monday, traps getting 1 to 3 quintals. To date, but little is landed, and the prospects are not bright.
During the last few nights, some vandals have been getting in their work in the vicinity of LeMarchant Road and Barter’s Hill, destroying trees, etc. Mr. K.R. Prowse recently planted some saplings in from of his property, on Barter's Hill and Cabot St., which when matured, would greatly improve the surroundings, but these also suffered, some of them being practically destroyed. The Police should pay the place an occasional visit.
A heavy lighting storm prevailed at Sydney, and other parts of Cape Breton last night.
Scarlet fever has now made its appearance at Torbay, there are only a few cases, and the residents hope it won’t spread.
The Treasurer of the Deep Sea Mission begs to acknowledge receipt of $10.00 from James Norris, Three Arms, Green Bay.
Constable Coady of the East End, has been transferred to the West End, to replace Constable Quinlan, who has gone to Bay of Islands.
Fred Harvey wired from Halifax yesterday, that the Silvia sailed at 11 with 42 passengers. The message states it was foggy at the time.
There was another large attendance at the Nickle, yesterday and last night. The pictures shown were excellent, and the singing of Miss Hickey most pleasing.
Mr. S. Samson, Schoolteacher at Catalina, is now in town. He has resigned his post, and after a brief visit to his home, in Bonavista Bay, leaves for Toronto.
The council is wise in increasing the present staff, engaged flushing and keeping the drains free. A little attention to the South side of New Gower St., between Springdale and Queens St. is badly needed.
Mr. F.E. Whitman, who arrived by Monday’s express, left for Norris Arm by last evening’s train. Mr. W. who is travelling for Wood Barker & Co., has been in the Colony some weeks, superintending the shipment of lumber from Exploits. Two cargoes have been sent to England, and three vessels are now loading for New York. There are three or four million feet yet to be shipped.
Mr. Johnson of the Reid-Nfld. Co., who went to Holyrood by last evening’s express to see Mr. A.W. McDonald, of the D. I. & S Co., returned last night. Mr. McDonald spent several days fishing at Brigus Junction with Mayor Mitchell of Dominion, and had good sport. The latter left for home last Thursday, and Mr. McDonald came out to Holyrood to try and raise salmon. He joined yesterday’s express for Cape Breton.
Caplin struck into Carbonear yesterday in abundance. Fish was also plentiful, and big catches were taken in nets.
The seaman of H.M.S. Brilliant, who assaulted the Master-at-Arms some time ago, as told by the News, and was court martial during the visit of the cruiser squadron to the West Coast, was sentenced to two years imprisonment. He has been sent to England to serve his term.
When the train left Carbonear yesterday, there was a banker there baiting; another was seen going to Bay Roberts, where caplin are also plentiful.
The sleeper which went off the track at Grand Falls Monday will arrive in town today. It is uninjured.
Passengers by Monday’s express inform us that the fishery outlook in Green Bay is the worst for years.
The Council will pay the half year’s interest on the civic debt today. The amount is $28,667.82.
Purchasers of lobsters say that $15 per case is the price given at present, and that it is not likely to exceed that figure.
The shores of Conception Bay were alive with caplin yesterday. Fish was also reported plentiful throughout the day.
Several coal drivers who created a disturbance on Hamilton St., Saturday night, will appear before the Magistrate this morning. They have been summoned by one of the West End Police."
| July 10 1907 || DEATH || MADDIGAN — On Monday evening, fortified with the rites of the Holy Church, William Maddigan, aged 97 years. His funeral will take place today at 2.30 from his son’s residence, Corner of Leslie and Water Streets. – R. I. P. |
| July 11 1907 || HARBOUR GRACE NEWS || "Mrs. Greaves and Mrs. Stevenson left for St. John’s by Monday’s train.
Mr. W. Williamson, representing Colin McArthur & Co., was in town on Monday, staying at Gordon Lodge.
Lawyer P.J. Summers, of St. John’s, arrived by Saturday night’s train and left again by Monday evening’s train.
Mr. George Stevenson was taken ill on Sunday and was unable to attend to business on Monday. It is to be hoped he will be himself again shortly.
Lawyer R.A. Squires arrived from St. John’s by Monday afternoon’s train, and as usual, had his hands full of work. He returns to the city again on Wednesday.
Master Daniel Shea, son of Richard Shea, arrived by Monday afternoon’s train from St. John’s, where he attends St. Patrick’s School. He will spend his vacation at home.
The schooner Antoinette, Capt. George Webber, for Sydney, the three masted schooner C.E. Spooner, Capt. Williams, Capt. Roberts, and the brigt. Fleetwing, Capt. Humphreys from Bay Roberts for Labrador, sailed on Monday.
Miss Annie Flemming, niece of Mrs. Timothy Connors, who won the gold medal at Littledale Academy, for the subject of Christian Doctrine, and Miss Cicely March, niece of His Lordship Bishop March, are now in town. Miss March is at present the guest of her uncle the Bishop.
Mr. Richard HIGGINS, of the Southside, was suddenly taken ill on Sunday and died that evening. Though feeling unwell all through last winter and spring, his condition was not considered dangerous, and only last Saturday he was at the jetty selling codfish, which he had caught that morning. He was about 60 years of age.
Shortly after noon on Monday, the fire bell rang out an alarm and the fire brigade was quickly upon the scene, at Mr. Philip Brown’s house on Downing Street. A spark from the chimney fell upon the roof and ignited the shingles. A few buckets of water put the blaze out. No other damage was done to the house.
A man who had a boat load of caplin for sale at the public wharf, at Courage’s Beach last week, and another man, was before Court on Monday for assault. The defendant pleaded provocation as an excuse for his conduct, but the evidence showed him to be the aggressor, and he was asked to give bond to keep the peace for two years.
Mr. Charles JACKSON, of Caplin Cove, who had been ill for some time, died of consumption on Monday at the age of 25 years. The funeral takes place tomorrow afternoon.
Head Constable Freeman appeared against a small boy at the Court today. The boy was charged with breaking three panes of glass in a back window of the residence of Wong Long, the Chinese Laundryman. As the Chinaman did not appear, the hearing of the case was postponed until next Saturday.
The pupils of the C. of E. Schools under the direction of their Teacher, Miss Noel, will give an exhibition and entertainment in St. Paul’s Hall on Tuesday evening next. The C.C.C. Band of St. John’s, will entertain our citizens with musical performance on the nights of the 17th and the 18th July, at the same hall.
Mr. Andrew Parsons is feeling better today, and as his spirits are brighter, it may be anticipated that he will fully recover before long.
Mrs. (Rev.) Craig, for Whitbourne, went out by this morning’s train. Rev. Walter Maddock and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Maddock, from Carbonear for North Dakota; Mrs. J.C. Ash, and Miss Ash for Halifax; Miss Nellie Lahey and her uncle, Mr. Mercer, for St. John’s, left by this evening’s train. Mr. and Mrs M.J. Hawker and children from Carbonear, accompanied the Maddcock party as far as the station.
Mr. Patrick Lamb, of Brigus, drove to town on Monday, and in the evening, his fine horse, valued at $250, was seized with a colic. The varied and profuse remedies, recommended by numerous persons who happened by, were supplied, but the animal grew worse. During the night, the horse bleed freely through the nostrils from the lungs, and finally lying down in the Cabman Webber’s Coach House, expired a few minutes later. Mr. Lamb is greatly distressed by the loss of the animal.
Mr. E.B. Thompson’s residence on Harvey Street, which last year was repaired and generally improved, is now practically finished. This year, Mr. Paul Higgins has been renovating the inside and painting the outside of the building. The appearance of the outside is very striking and has been admired by many persons who have a taste for bright colours, and the effective blending of the same. Seven different shades of colour may be seen in the painting of the facade on the building, and the combination of these is so skilfully arranged, that the dominant colours are delicately subdued. Mr. Higgins deserves to be complimented upon the fine execution of the work.
When the train was passing through Mosquito Valley from Carbonear on Monday morning, it threw a cow, belonging to Mrs. Margaret Keefe of Mosquito, from the track, and so wounded the animal that it had to be put out of its misery by some men of that settlement. It is said the cow was running before the engine a long time, before it was struck. Last summer, so it is stated, Mrs. Baker lost a fine cow, and Mr. Patrick Sullivan, a horse, by the train in the same valley. Mrs. Keefe is a hardworking industrious widow, who by thrift and constant toil, has sustained herself and family for years by the products of her own labour. Why the cow was run down, cannot be understood by persons who saw it running before the engine for some time before it was struck. The loss to Mrs. Keefe is a severe blow and something should be done, either by those responsible for the accident, or by sympathizing friends, to replace the loss sustained by the hardworking widow. Self-reliance and honest independence are to be commended.
CORRESPONDENT. Harbor Grace, July 9th, 1907."
| July 11 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "S.S. Silvia is due from Halifax this afternoon. S.S. Siberian is due from Philadelphia this evening.
Schooner A.M. Fox, 32 days from Cadiz arrived yesterday. S.S,. Portia left Sydney at noon Tuesday, with coal for T Walsh; she is due today. S.S. Wasis sailed for Sydney to load coal for this port, this morning.
Schooner Jesse L Smith, reached Belleoran Tuesday, 23 days from Oporto. She loads fish there for Europe. S.S. Rappahannock sailed for Halifax at 6 last evening, taking one saloon passenger, Mr. H.C. Sheild.
A West End residence under went disinfection yesterday.
There has been no fish taken at Catalina up to the present; caplin have not struck in either.
Barqt. Cluths, Joyce, has cleared for Brazil, with 6,098 packages of fish. She sails for market this morning.
There was one new case of scarlet fever on Tuesday; the patient was taken to the Hospital for treatment.
There will be a change of program at the Nickle show today, and Miss Hickey will be heard in a new song, “When the snow birds cross the valley”.
The schooner Nellie Burns, Capt. Hicks, sails today with stores for Northern light houses and fog alarms. She will visit Burnt Point Alarm, Tilton Harbor, Joe Batt’s Arm, Baccalieu North, Long Island, N.D. B. and Gull Island, Cape John.
The Quidi Vidi fishermen were all on the grounds yesterday but none secured fish.
There were two bankers at Carbonear yesterday seeking bait. Caplin were fairly plentiful.
The golf championship was played for last week, the contestants being Messrs Gosling and W.R. Warren. The former was the victor.
The C.E.I.T.A. cricket match scheduled to take place this afternoon is postponed on account of the sports.
The two girls arrested on Thursday evening were each sentenced to six months imprisonment, yesterday morning.
The C.E.I. – C.L.B. sports takes place this afternoon on St. George’s Field. We understand there will be a large number of competitors.
A dinner party and reception was given on board H.M.S. Calypso last night, by Commander and Mrs. Innis. A number of invitations were issued.
Two arrests for drunkenness were made by the Police last evening. They will go before His honour this morning.
A private wire from Musgrave Hr. yesterday, stated that the fishery at that place, the Wadhams and Pickford’s Island, was very good.
H.M.S. Brilliant sails tomorrow for the Labrador coast, where the officers will spend a few days salmon fishing. She returns in time for the Regatta, and if there be a Naval race, two crews will complete.
A young Danish sailor who deserted a Russian vessel, was captured last evening by the Capt. and taken to the Police Station by Constable Furlong. He has been away some time, and gave the Capt. considerable trouble in hunting him up.
Hook and liners did poorly on the local grounds yesterday. There is plenty of fish, but they are “glutted” with caplin and won’t jig. The heavy sea of yesterday, however, is expected to have the effect of sickening the fish, and during the next few weeks the fishermen expect to do well.
Heart’s cont reported a lighting storm last night. It did not interrupt the instruments at the Anglo Office.
A wire to the Minister of Justice on Tuesday, from Mr. C Pittman, Lamaline, stated that the body of one of the sailors, drowned from the schooner Lady St. John’s last month, was found floating in the Harbor. The remains were unrecognizable.
It is likely that the Rev. Dr. Norman will give a lantern exhibition of Japanese views on tomorrow, and if a hall be procurable, there will no doubt be a large attendance at the exhibition.
Job’s trap, which is set near Petty Harbor, was filled with fish yesterday, it being estimated that over 200 quintals were in it. When the trap was hauled, the bottom burst owing to the heavy weight, and only two skiff loads were saved. John Wareham, of the South Side, had a skiff load from his trap.
Complaint has been made, of the West End school being in an unsanitary condition. The Board of Health called the attention of the Teacher to it, and before the school re-opens, sanitary corrections will be made. The East End School, brought under the notice of the City Council at the last meeting, will also be put in a proper state.
“Jack” Quinn was arrested yesterday forenoon by officers Coady and Morrissey. He was raising a disturbance near Queen Street, when the Police came along, and when taken in custody, “kicked out”. Quinn was evidently attired for a polar expedition as he wore six pairs of pants, four coats and two vests. The unfortunate man is partly insane, and has spent most of his life in the Penitentiary for vagrancy."
| July 12 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "Two arrests were made by the Police last evening.
Mr. Gus White left by the express last evening for New York.
The Municipal Council holds its regular meeting at 7.30 tonight.
The Regatta Committee meets at Wood’s Restaurant, this evening after the football match.
The Saints and Feildians contest this evening. If the latter win they will lift the Championship Cup.
Mr. John Hayward of this city, and Miss Romains of Romains’ Brook, West Coast, will be united in marriage shortly.
Mrs. (Capt.) Sullivan, nee Miss Kavanagh, and Mrs. H. Lewis, Nee Miss Jeans, arrived from New York by the Silvia.
Four football crews — Star, B.I.S., C.E.I. and T.A. — will compete on Regatta Day, and a exciting race is looked for.
All the suburban resorts were well patronized by young folks again yesterday. The weather in the country was delightful .
Hon. J. Harvey’s automobile broke down on one of the suburban roads last evening. It was “towed” to town by a Topsail horse, and left at the Reid Co.’s dock for repairs.
The band concert at Bannerman Park last evening, was attended by hundreds of young and old people. Tonight there will be a concert at Victoria Park.
Last evening, an alarm of fire from box 234 called the firemen to Balsam St. The cause was only a chimney and was extinguished with very little difficulty, no damage being sustained.
Mrs. Otis, sister of Mayor Gibbs, who had been residing in Chicago for seventeen years, arrived by the Silvia, on a visit to friends. She is accompanied by her daughter, Miss Lillian.
Mr. Jebz Le Grow, of Broad Cove, Bay de Verde, left by yesterday’s express, on a visit to Boston, where he joins Mrs. Le Grow, who has just reached there from Montreal, whither she had accompanied her daughter, Mrs. Andrew Vatcher, for surgical treatment. Mrs. Vatcher is at present in the Montreal General Hospital, doing well. This is Mr. Le Grow’s first visit to Boston for over 40 years. He will probably remain in the States and Canada for four or five weeks.
A very pretty wedding took place at the Sacred Heart Rectory , New York, on June 6th, when Miss Ella J. Ryan and William H. Williams were united in marriage by the Rev. Father MacCabe. The bride was neatly gowned in white silk mull, trimmed with lace, and wore a white hat with ostrich plumes. Her bridesmaid was Miss Mamie Rogan, and Thomas J Ryan, brother of the bride was best man. The couple left by train for Boston where their honeymoon was spent. They received many useful presents.
About 150 excursionists went out by the 2:30 train yesterday.
A late message from Salmonier last evening, said that A.B. Morine and party hailed for 23 salmon.
Mr. Blackler, Agent for a Goodridge & Sons at Nipper’s Harbor, left by last evening train, to look after his firms’s interest during the summer.
The Reid Co. are now repairing Water St. pavement, which has been cut down by vehicular traffic. The damage has only been caused where the granite pavement is laid; where the blue stone was put down, no defects are noticeable.
Constables Tobin and Dawe, arrested an inebriate in the West End at 8.30 last night, who was causing a disturbance. He “kicked” when taken in charge, and a cab had to be hired to take him to the Station. The prisoner will appear before the Magistrate this morning.
The Council flushers were about town early yesterday morning, attending to the drains. Their work has been done however, by the heavy downpour of rain the previous night, and there was almost an absence of the existing offensive odour yesterday.
During the week, there has been much vandalism in the West End. Several flower gardens have been entered, and plots completely destroyed. It is the work of youngsters, several of whom are known, and if not restrained by their parents, in future they will be handed over to the Police.
The Officers of the S.S. Silvia are having their annual dance at Smithville tonight. A number of invitations have been issued to friends in the city, and an enjoyable evening will be the outcome.
Cabmen, when driving to the train, should lessen speed when they approach the Promenade, at the entrance to the station. Last evening, a little girl named Kean, had a narrow escape from being killed, while walking down the promenade, when the express was moving into the yard. Some of the Cabmen drive almost furiously to the station, in the endeavour to get a “freight”, a practice that should be stopped, considering the big pedestrian traffic in that locality."
| July 12 1907 || DEATHS || GALLIVAN — Last evening, May, beloved daughter of Michael and Ann Gullivan, aged 24 years. The funeral will take place on Sunday from her late residence 9 Cochrane Street. Friends will please accept this, the only intimation. |
| July 13 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || "Miss Collingwood of St. John’s, is at present in town a guest at St. Paul’s Rectory.
Miss Nellie Worrall of St. John’s, is now spending a few days here with her uncle, Mr. John Trapnell.
Mr. Hoskins, one of the Travelling Auditors of the Reid Nfld. Co., was in town on Wednesday.
Little Agnes Kearney, daughter of Lawyer Kearney, who was suffering from a very bad scald, has almost recovered owing to the skilful treatment of Dr. Mahoney.
An Agent representing Butler Bros., wholesalers of general merchandise at New York, Chicago, St. Lewis and Minneapolis, was here on Wednesday, and left by that evening’s train.
Rev. Cogan, Rector of St. Mary’s, St. John’s, wife and child, are now at Spaniard’s Bay where they will spend a fortnight. Next Sunday, Mr. Cogan will take the morning service in the Church at Bishop’s Cove, and in the evening he will be at Island Cove Church.
Mr. Reuben Parsons, while fishing in Hoskin's Pond yesterday evening, landed a splendid rainbow, measuring 18 inches long, and weighing about 2 lbs.
The many friends of Miss Mary Murphy, daughter of Mr. J.J. Murphy of St. John’s, are very pleased to learn of her complete return to health, after a prolong illness.
Mrs. George T. Gordon has had word from her husband, who under went an operation at Boston for leg trouble, that he will be coming home shortly. He was expected here on Saturday or Monday next. The incision, made in the leg has healed, and the limb is rapidly gaining strength.
Messrs J & W. Madigan gave notice to their customers, through the Standard last week, that they would close their tailoring establishment every Thursday, during the remainder of the summer. No regular holiday for the shop hands of the town has been set this season, but following the example of the Messrs Madigan, the shops of Messrs Munn & Co., and George T. Gordon, closed today.
His Lordship Bishop, and his Chaplain, Rev. W.P. Finn, P.P., V.G. of Tilton Harbor, will leave by the express next Tuesday, on an episcopal visitation of the Northern parts of the diocese. They will take the S.S. Home at Bay of Islands, and proceed along the coast to Battle Harbor, Labrador. They may go North along the Labrador coast, returning about the end of August, by the North East coast of Newfoundland.
On Thursday evening next, a walking match under the auspices of the S.O.E . Society of St. John’s, will be held here, upon the occasion of their excursion to this town. It is expected that six contestants from St. John’s, and six from this place, will take part in the walk. The line of march, starting from the R.C. Academy, will be along Harvey Street, West to the Central Bridge at Riverhead, thence East by Water Street to Cathedral Street, and on to the academy by Harvey Street. The distance to be covered is about six miles. After the walking match, a dance will be held in the Academy Hall, when visitors and townspeople will pass a pleasant evening upon the floor, guided by the sweet strains of Messrs Brazil & Garland’s band.
Miss Jessie Stevenson for Halifax, and Mr. George Makinson Jr., for Hueville, went out by this evening’s train.
Mr. Nathaniel Dawe's son George (DAWE), who has been an invalid for years, died at this father’s residence, off Nord Street today, at the age of 24 years. The funeral takes place on Saturday afternoon.
At 7 p.m. Tuesday, a football match was played at Shannon Park between the Avalon and Archibald teams. The match throughout was hotly contested, and when half time was called, the goals won stood one to one. After a short interval, the play was resumed, and at the close the Archibald remained the victors by two goals. A number of spectators were at the park.
Flags were displayed at the mercantile premises of Messrs Murray & Crawford, Munn & Co., R.D. McRae & Sons, and other places on Wednesday morning, in honour of the marriage of Mr. T. W. Collingwood, Accountant at Baine Johnston & Co., St. John’s. and Miss Petley of this town.
The wedding took place at 6.30 a.m. at St. Paul's Church, the ceremony being performed by Rev. Canon Noel. A large number of people assembled to witness the tying of the nuptial knot, and as the bridal party entered the Church, the well known hymn, “The voices which breath o’er Eden” was sung. Miss Florence Noel presiding at the organ. The altar was tastefully decorated with apple blossoms gathered from the rectory garden, and its adornment most suitably matching the pretty scene made by the party standing at the Chancel step, when viewed from the interior of the church.
The beautiful marriage service of the Church of England was recited by the Rector in due course, and after the customary delay for registration, the party left the Church and went to the Rectory, where the wedding breakfast was partaken of. The bride looked beautiful in her attire; being handsomely gowned in white glassy silk, overlaid with embroidered net, wearing a veil and orange blossoms, and carrying a beautiful bouquet of white carnations and maiden hair fern. She also wore an amethyst necklace set in gold. Miss Collingwood, sister of the groom, and little Miss Ward attended the bride, the former being prettily attired in colour Parisian silk, with hat to match, the latter being gowned in white organdie muslin; each carrying a bouquet of white lilies. Mr. W. Ward gave the bride away. The groom was supported by Mr. J.A. Tempelton, Manager of the Bank of Nova Scotia here. Only the immediate friends of the bride and groom attended the assembly at the Rectory where all united in giving expression to their thoughts upon the occasion. The bridal presents were numerous and costly.
When the bridal party left the rectory to drive to the railway station, the customary showers of rice and old shoes, followed the carriages a long distance. Large numbers of people were at the station to see the bride and groom off to Placentia, where the honeymoon will be spent. As the train moved out, showers of rice and old shoes were again thrown after the cars, and many kind wishes were expressed for the future welfare of the happy people, who carried with them the regards and esteem of their many friends here.
CORRESPONDENT, Harbor Grace, July 11th, 1907."
| July 13 1907 || BRUCE PASSENGERS || The Bruce arrived at Port aux Basques yesterday morning. She has 54 passengers, including; Mrs. J. Granger, Miss B. MacDonald, Mrs. P. McKenna, Miss. A M. Dodge, Mrs. S.K. Bell, J. Hand, Mrs. McKinley, Miss A.G. Foster , Dr. H. Tello, Mrs. J.A. Grant, A.E. and Mrs. Hickman, W.B. Cabot, Miss E. Cabot, W.H. Harrington, W.B. Gillet, C.W. Thacher, C. Harris, John Hildebrand, Wm. McBride, J.O. Bellinger, Rev. G.C. Powell, J.M. Forbes, Dr. J.A. Sampson, Max Rabbits, L. Stroller, D. Glavine, Master Glavine, The express is due at noon. |
| July 13 1907 || NFLD SCHOONER DAMAGED || North Sydney, July 8th.— With her foresail badly torn, and leaking badly, the eighty-ton Newfoundland schooner, Jennie May, Capt. U. Chinn, arrived in port this evening from St. George's Bay. The vessel has 1,400 barrels of fish on board for N. & M. Smith, of Halifax, but so fast was she making water, that Capt. Chinn was obliged to run in here, and she will at once go on the marine railway. The Jennie May left St. George’s Bay on Monday last, and experienced fair weather until she struck a howling Southwester between St. Paul’s Island and Cape Ray. The gale was the worst experienced by Capt. Chinn for years, and after being kept to the wind for a time, her foresail was torn almost to shreds. After the damage zone was passed, it was found the schooner was making water fast, and Capt. Chinn was obliged to run here for shelter and repairs. |
| July 13 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "The schooner Grace Giles, 23 days from Barbados, arrived yesterday with molasses.
The Schooner Little Gem , 25 days from Cadiz, arrived yesterday, with salt, to A. S. Rendell.
Mr. A. Williams had 100 quintals in his trap, on the local grounds yesterday. The trap next to his, had 60 quintals.
His Excellency the Governor and Lady MacGregor, arrived from Holyrood by last evening’s train. Miss MacGreger came in with W.D. and Mrs. Reid, by automobile.
Hook and liners did well at Carbonear, the last few days. There was one banker there yesterday, seeking caplin, which are plentiful.
J Voisey, the Felidan goalkeeper, leaves by the Rosalind next Saturday for New York, where he will make his home in future. P. Raines also leaves by the same steamer.
The fishery reports from the Southern Shore are evidently exaggerated. People from the shore, now in town, say the amount taken in traps is much less than reported, though some have done comparatively well.
Mr. Peter Neville of Topsail Road, lost another fine horse yesterday. The animal dying from unknown causes. This is the second horse to perish during the week, the loss being over $400.
The C.C.C. band leaves on Monday morning’s train for a week’s trip, taking in Carbonear and giving concert there that night; at Harbor Grace, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and at Placentia, Friday and Saturday.
A carman of roundhouse Lane, went home in an inebriated state last evening, and commenced demolishing the furniture. His wife was obliged to call the Police, and Constable Keefe and Hickey responded and took him to the Station.
Last night, the Council employees finished the installation of a new scour at O’Dwyer’s Cove. It will be used for cleaning the Water Street sewers, and will be of great benefit to the Council. We understand the intention is to place several others along Water Street.
J Flynn, Section Foreman at Port Blandford, came to town Thursday, for medical treatment. Some time ago, when cutting “schrimps” for railways ties, he almost severed his thumb. Dr. Paterson is now attending him, and he leaves for his section tomorrow.
Mr. Hay, the popular Paymaster of the Calypso, gave a selected dance aboard that ship on Wednesday night. Though a misunderstanding of a reply over the telephone, this dance was reported in Thursday’s News as a dinner party and reception, given to Commander and Mrs. Innis.
The schooner Checkers, was to sail for Labrador last evening, with supplies.
New tubes are now being placed in the boiler of the Fiona. She will net be ready to sail for a week or so yet.
During the last few days, the Board of Health has inspected several yards and other places which were in an unsanitary condition. The usual notices to have the places cleaned, were sent to owners.
There has been no new cases of scarlet fever since the 9th.
An excursion train will leave the West End station at 2.30 this afternoon, going as far as Brigus Junction. Tickets will be issued at one first class fare. "
| July 13 1907 || BIRTHS || MACPHERSON — On the 4th July, a son to Dr. and Mrs. Cluny MacPherson. |
| July 15 1907 || SATURDAY’S AWFUL TRAGEDY || "MRS. FITZPATRICK BURNED TO DEATH! Upsetting of Kerosene Lamp Sets Fire To Her Clothing! Heroic But Unsuccessful Efforts of Husband To Save Her!
Between the hours of eleven and midnight Saturday, a double tenement house on Colonial Street was partly destroyed by fire, and Mrs. Fitzpatrick, one of the inmates, burned to death. The alarm was sent in from Box 17, Colonial Street at 10.55, and the “All Out” an hour and twenty minutes later, the Fremen being kept busily engaged during that time. The facts of the awful happing are indeed tragic.
About 10.50, Mr. Fitzpatrick went to the basement to turn off the water that was wasting, and when returning, a minute later, he was horrified to see his wife at the foot of the stairs, enveloped in flames. A mat was close at hand, and picking it up, Fitzpatrick tried to cover his wife’s body, in the hope of extinguishing her burning clothing. In doing so, his own apparel took fire, and he was forced to retreat. The piteous screams of his burning wife brought him back again, and he made a bold desperate effort to bring her to the top of the stairs. He failed however, and to save himself, had to run to the street, making his exit at the rear of the dwelling. On reaching the street, she shouted, “Fire” and ran to the front entrance, hoping to get his wife out that way, but found the street door locked, and he was too weak and excited to be able to force it. His cries attracted the attention of passers by, who broke the door open, but it was too late.
The basement and hall were a mass of flames and smoke, and though the unfortunate woman could be plainly seen at the foot of the stairs roasting to death, no further attempt could be made to save her. The walls are covered with oil paper, and ignited almost immediately. When the Firemen arrived, which was very quickly — they made a strenuous effort to get the woman out, but the fire had gained too much headway. Nothing further could be done in the way of attempting a rescue, and for almost an hour, two streams of water were kept going, to put out and prevent the spreading fire .
When it was practically extinguished, the body was found at the foot of the stairs, and was burnt beyond recognition. The flesh was charred and dried to a crisp, making it dangerous to handle the remains, for fear that the joints would fall apart. Sergt. Cains, of the East End Department, had the body carefully wrapped in a sheet, as soon as the smoke cleared away, and later it was conveyed to the morgue.
The exact cause of the tragedy will never be known. It is supposed however, that deceased, who was descending the stairs with a lighted kerosene lamp, tripped on the canvas that covered them, and fell to the bottom, and the lamp exploded, while another theory advanced is that lightening frightened the woman, and she dropped the lamp. It is also evident that she sustained some injury to her back, as when her husband tried to rescue her, the woman was unable to assist herself. Mr. Fitzpatrick, in his frantic efforts to save her, was badly burned about the hands, legs and face. He was taken to Hospital yesterday, and last night, was in a precarious condition.
After the fire, when informed that his wife was burned to death, he almost collapsed, and it was feared that his mind would give way. The man’s intense grief, together with his suffering from the burns sustained, was almost enough to cause the strongest mind to temporarily suffer, and but for the medical help, and the attention of the kind sympathetic friends, Mr. Fitzpatrick would have hardly lived Saturday night through. As it is, there is only slight hope held for his recovery.
Deceased was about 72 years old, though not at all feeble, and her husband four years younger. There is no other occupants in the house, though the top flat, was recently hired by a young man, contemplating matrimony, who had several hundred dollars worth of furniture stored there, which was uninsured. The Police and Firemen worked well in the heavy rain and thunder storm, and succeeded in keeping the blaze confined to the one house. The damage to the dwelling is considerable, while all the furniture is practically ruined by smoke and water. General and sincere sympathy is expressed for the family of the unfortunate victim."
| July 15 1907 || HIS FATHER FOOTSTEPS || "On September 17th, 1879 , after 7 years service in Newfoundland, there passed away the Rev. George H. Bryant, of Cornwall, England. He was 37 years of age, and was buried in Old Perlican cemetery. Those who remember him speak of him as a man of devoted piety and much Pulpit ability. After his death, his widow and young family returned to the Old Land.
At Gower Street Church last night, memories of bye-gone days were revived, for the Pulpit was occupied by the Rev. George Bryant, who had arrived that morning by the Bombay City. Mr. Bryant is the son of the Rev. G.H. Bryant, in whose footsteps he has followed. He is not a probationer, having ministered for some time in a Congregational Church in the Old Land, and will, we understand, soon be received into full connexion with Methodist Conference here, his first circuit being Change Islands. Mr. Bryant preached very acceptably. He is an earnest, thoughtful preacher, and will prove an acquisition to the ministerial ranks. Whether he is a native of Newfoundland or not, we are not informed, but the memories of early days and of his revered father, who so loved the land in which he died, have proved strong incentives to cause him to devote life and energies to a continuance of the work his father so deeply loved. We extend to Mr. Bryant a warm welcome. The father rests from his labours; it is the son’s privilege to enter into those labours."
| July 15 1907 || FISHERY NEWS || "Fish is very scarce at Green’s Harbor T.B. Passengers arriving by Saturday night’s express report fish very scarce at Placentia. At St. Anthony and Cape Norman there is a good sign of cod, and during last week, fair catches were taken. The Portia brings reports that on the South side of the Straits, up to Flower’s Cove, fish has been plentiful for over a week.
Saturday’s night storm created a big sea outside and along the South Shore ; it is feared that some of the taps have suffered.
At Croc and Conche, on the S. E. Coast, there is better prospects for a good voyage than for sometime. At Conche very little has been taken to date.
South from Conche to Trinity, the fishery, excepting one or two places, is a blank. At Salmon Cove, T.B., traps had a little on Friday and Saturday last.
There was a schooner at Bell Isle last week from the Straits, hailing for 400 qtls. There are several schooners fishing at the Isle, all of which are reported doing well."
| July 15 1907 || NAUTICAL || "Barque Cordelia, Wilson, sails today for Liverpool, laden with seal skins, oil, etc.
Schooner St. Clair, arrived yesterday from Bay Roberts, and will likely load supplies for Labrador.
Schooner Elizabeth, Llewellyn, 36 days from Cardiff, coal laden to Bowring Brothers, arrived yesterday."
| July 15 1907 || YESTERDAY'S ARRIVALS || "The S. S. Cacouna arrived in port from Montreal and Gulf ports at 4 a.m. yesterday, bringing a full general cargo, 100 head cattle, 40 sheep, 1 horse and the following passengers: – Mr. J.A. Branscombe, Misses H T. Holmes and Winslow; Master W.E. Holmes and Gordon Smart. Thick fog was experienced during the entire passage.
The S.S. City of Bombay, from Liverpool, reached port at 4.30 a.m. yesterday, bringing 400 tons cargo, 8 packages mail, and the following passengers: – Rev. J.S. Bennett, Rev. G.E. Bryant, M.J. Furlong, Mr. and Mrs. J A Gillis, J. M. Lockyer, H. L. Mitchell, Miss McCowen, Miss E Ould, F.W. Pinsent, G.S. Reed, J.C. Strang, R.W. Lang Tod, Mr. and Mrs James J Tobin, R. Verrill, W. D.G Warren, one second class, and 195 steerage immigrants bound to the North West of Canada. On Friday night last, a concert was held on board, for the benefit of the Sailors’ Widows and Orphans Society of Scotland, and the sum of $25 realized. Rev. Fr. Bennett presided."
| July 15 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "The whaler Puma, captured a small whale near Placentia on Saturday.
The steamers, Eagle, Vanguard, and Algerine are now on the Dry Dock, undergoing repairs.
About 2,000,000 feet of pine lumber will be sawn at Exploits for Mr. H.J. Crowe. It will be shipped to South American markets.
Two arrests were made by the Police Saturday night. One was released yesterday; the other, an old offender, will appear before the Magistrate this morning.
Rev. G.H. Bolt occupied the Pulpit at St. Thomas’ Church last evening, and delivered a very able discourse; taking for his text St. Paul’s Epistle to the Romans, 8 Ch., 38 and 39 verses.
Mr. J.J. Lacey, late Assistant Agent of the Reid-Nfld Co. at North Sydney, has been promoted to the position at the freight shed here, vacated by Mr. S. Graves, who leaves shortly for Louisville Ky.
The weather was fine on the Western end of the line yesterday. East from Bishop’s Falls, the conditions were the same as in the city. The following are last nights reports: -- Port aux Basques — S.E., light, fine, 55 above. Bay of Islands — S.E., light, fine, 62 above. Quarry — S.W., calm, dull, 50 above. Bishop’s Falls — Calm, dull, 48 above. Clarenville — N.E., dull, 48 above. Whitebourne, NE., dull, 42 above.
Saturday afternoon the harbor was filled with caplin, the first time in several years.
Salmon were plentiful at Pinsent’s Falls, Saturday. Two parties fishing there caught 9 fairly large fish.
A new candy factory has just been started in the West End, on Alexander Street. The proprietors were formerly engaged at Wood’s factory.
Passengers arriving by the Portia report plenty of fish in parts of Trinity Bay, notably at Catalina, where some traps have secured as much as 500 quintals for a week’s work.
It was rumoured in town yesterday, that the body of a man had been found in the woods near Piperstock Hill, Torbay Road. There was no report at the Police Station
During the storm on Saturday night, several telephone poles on the Logy Bay Road were split by the lighting, and the electric light was shut off from several residences on Forest Road, caused by a fuse being burned out.
A city domestic attempted suicide Saturday night. The girl has been acting strangely for some time and her employer has been watching her movements. The matter was not reported to the Police. This morning, a Doctor will examine the unfortunate girl, and it is believed she is suffering from mental aberration."
| July 16 1907 || HYMENEAL || "WINSOR — BENNETT: The marriage of Miss Annie, daughter of Capt. William Winsor, to Rev. Sydney Bennett, took place on Wednesday last at the residence of the bride’s mother, Wesleyville. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. A Holmes, assisted by Rev. J.J. Durrant, of Greenspond, under an arch of palms, lilies, ribbons, etc.
The bride was given away by her father, and wore a cream satin dress, trimmed with chiffon, lace and lilies of the valley. The bride’s veil was caught up by a coronet of orange blossoms; and she carried bridal roses, and lilies of the valley. Mrs .Edgar Hann, sister of the bride, acted as matron of honour, and wore a sunny brown silk, touched with white silk and trimmed with gold buttons.
The bridesmaids were Miss Effie Whiteway, Miss Alma Whiteway and Miss Minnie Winsor, who wore dresses of white silk trimmed with lace and chiffon. Miss Irene Winsor, niece of the bride, was flower girl, and looked very pretty in a dress of white silk; she carried a bouquet of lilies of the valley. Rev. S. Edwards was best man; Mr. Jesse Hann and Master Willie Winsor also assisted the groom. A reception followed the ceremony, a large number of guests being present. The groom’s gift to the bride was a case of cutlery; to the bridesmaids, gold brooches and silver hatpins.
The bride is very popular in Wesleyville, and for several years was connected with the Ladies’ Aid, and also the Sunday School and Church. The groom is also well known, and only recently returned from Sackville, after a successful course, and during his stay in the city, preached at Gower St. and Alexander St. Churches with much acceptance. The esteem in which Mr. and Mrs. Bennett is held is best evidenced by the large number of presents received.
The News joins with the many friends wishing Mr. and Mrs. Bennett every happiness through life."
| July 16 1907 || PERSONAL || "Mr. J. Manuel of Exploits is in town on business
Rev. Fr. Lynch left for Harbor Grace yesterday morning
Mr. J.J. Maddcock, M.H A., of Carbonear, is in town for a few says.
Mr. E. Andrews, C of E. Teacher at Channel, arrived by yesterday’s train.
Mr. W.J. Herder, proprietor of the Telegram, has been unwell the last few days, and is staying at Topsail to recuperate. "
| July 16 1907 || NAUTICAL || S.S. Silvia was due at Halifax yesterday. S.S. Rosalind leaves Halifax today for here. S.S. Halifax City leaves Halifax of this port, in a few days. S.S. Dehome left Liverpool for here on Saturday at four o’clock. Schooner Izette from Cape LaHune, is now discharging fish at Baird, Gordon & Co.’s premises. Danish schooner Anna is now discharging 1,000 barrels of cement at E.H. & G. Davey’s premises. Cruiser Fiona is still undergoing repairs, at Tessier’s wharf. She will be ready to sail about the end of the week. S.S. Adventure left Lewisporte for New York at 2 o’clock yesterday. She took a full cargo of lumber. Schooner Little Gem, Hancock, Master, sails today for the straits of Bell Isle, to load fish for Europe. Schooner Ich Dien, Kennedy, Master, is now due from Barbados, with a cargo of molasses for Harvey & Co. S.S. Carthaginian left Philadelphia for here at seven o’clock on Saturday. She is due here Thursday morning. Schooners Checkers and Cayuga sailed yesterday afternoon for Blanc Sablon, with salt and provisions for Job Bros. & Co. S.S. City of Bombay left for Philadelphia at 8 o’clock last evening, taking in saloon, Benjamin Morris and wife, and Howard Morris, for Halifax, and H. Ogden and wife, R. Ogden, S.W. Greaves, wife and child, and three in steerage, for Philadelphia. |
| July 16 1907 || FISHERY NEWS || "The fishery at Twillingate and Herring Neck is fairly good to date. Traps at golden Bay, St. Mary’s, on Saturday, had from 30 to 40 quintals. John Wareham’s trap secured ten qtls on the local grounds yesterday. The others did poorly. Several traps, out at Capt St. Francis, dragged their moorings and were badly damaged during the storm of Saturday night. At Hard cove, T.B., some good hauls were made in traps, last week. The catches landed to date however, are well below last year’s. There was an abundance of caplin at Carbonear yesterday, and one banker baited during the forenoon and sailed at 4 p.m.
The fishery at Placentia and St. Mary’s has improved. Fish was fairly plentiful at Torbay, on Saturday. Traps have from 70 to 80 qtls; boats 25 to 30 qtls. There was too much sea yesterday morning for boats to venture out. Fish struck in fairly plentiful at Perlican last week, also caplin. Previously, the traps did nothing but a fair voyage is now hoped for. G. Barrett is high liner, with 100 quintals."
| July 16 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "The arrival of the Virginia Lake is now anxiously awaited. But she evidently experiencing foggy weather.
The following guests registered at the Crosbie yesterday; E. Kennedy and Mr. Donovan, Avondale, Mr. and Mrs. T.B. Lewis, New York, W.H. Ennis, Boston, B.C. Webber, Toronto.
Mrs. Jonathan SHEPPARD of Spaniard’s Bay, died at the Lunatic Asylum yesterday, after a protracted illness. Her remains will be sent home for interment by this morning train.
Capt. T. Hollett who was high line banking Master last year, is again high liner to date, having 1,600 quintals. Capt. J. Lewis, M.H.A., is second, with something over 1,200, and now due from another trip.
Constables Grouchy and Hann arrested Richard Grey last evening. He was trying to sell a coat to an outport man and the Officers, thinking he had purloined it, took him to the Police Station. He will appear before the Magistrate this morning
A Farmer from Mundy’s Pond, who sports an artificial leg, had an altercation with a South Side Labourer last evening, near Waldegrave St. It would have been much better if the Labourer was looking for work at $1.25 a day, than attempting to assault his maimed brother.
There was another accident at Emery Seam Reserve Mines Friday last. A young man named Thomas White of Newfoundland, aged 25 years, was seriously crushed about the hips by a fall of stone. He was taken to Hospital for treatment.
The weather conditions along the line yesterday were almost similar to those experienced here, the highest temperature being 52 above. Last nights reports were: – Port aux Basque — Calm; dull; 50 above. Bay of Islands — E.; light; fine; 48 above. Quarry — S.E.; light; fine; 50 above.
Bishop’s Falls — calm;dull; 50 above; Clarenville — N.W.; light; dull; 52 above. Whitebourne — W.; light; dull; 48 above.
The remains of Mrs. Fitzpatrick who was burned to death during the fire Saturday night, were enclosed in a casket at the morgue yesterday, by undertaker Myrick, and conveyed to the residence of her nephew, Mr. S. O’Brien, Colonial Street. The funeral will take place from there today.
Note of thanks. — Mr. and Mrs. George Maunder wishes to thank Dr. Macpherson, Dr. Brehm, Miss Duncan, Miss Parsons and other nurses of the Hospital, for their kindness and good attendance to Violet, while at the Hospital, and also to Miss G. Parsons and Mr. J.T. Wiseman.
A lad named Chesley Coutlas, a messenger for the Postal Telegraph while stepping into a boat at the King’s wharf yesterday morning, missed his footing and fell into the water. He managed to reach the landing but was too weak to haul himself up. His cries brought Thomas Dolan and Pilot Lewis to the rescue, and they helped him to terra firma. He was badly scared and was confined to his bed during the afternoon.
At the advance age of 82 years, Miss Ellen RYAN, of Old Town, Louisburg, passed away on Thursday of last week, after a short illness. Deceased was highly respected, and formerly belonged to Burin, but went to Louisburg about 50 years ago, accompanied by her sister, Mrs. Louis Balwin. Interment took place Thursday, after Requiem High Mass was sung at Stella Maria Church, by Rev. Father Kele.
Hundreds were turned away at the Nickle last evening. At 7 o’clock the crowd began to gather, and continued until the closing hour. The show is a fine clean entertainment, furnishing much amusement. It is an entertainment that one never tires of, and the frequent changes every Monday and Thursday, gives a great variety, while the small price of admission permits one to see every change, without hurting the pocket to any extent. Much praise is given Miss Hickey for the songs she rendered so brilliantly last evening. The Nickle is open any afternoon or evening.
It was not Mr. J.C. Parsons who went out on Sunday’s train as inadvertently announced yesterday.
The dock employees are extremely busy at present, particularly those of the machine shops. There are over 300 men employed at remunerative wages.
A razor picked up on Water Street yesterday awaits the owner at the lock-up.
Mr. Garland G. Burton, 'till recently, Teacher at Clarke’s Beach, leaves by the Virginia Lake for Sandwich Bay, where he has been stationed by the Methodist Conference.
Mr. P.J. O’Neil, locker at H.M. Customs, had his hand badly cut by a glass bottle yesterday.
Owing to the recent heavy rain, the salmon rivers on the West Coast are very high, making good fishing difficult.
Traps off St. John’s, were all more or less damaged by Saturday’s storm. Many of them have been brought in for repairs.
The gale of Saturday night and Sunday was very severe all around Conception Bay, and in several places, boats were driven ashore.
Ayre & Sons are busy at present, removing some of their stock into the Pitts’ building, and expect to have it open in time for the fall trade.
Three arrests were made by the Police yesterday, two of them being conveyed to the Police Station in a cab. They will go before the Magistrate this morning.
Five salmon were caught in the S.E. Arm of the Salmonier River, St. Mary’s Bay, on Friday last, these being the first seen there for this season.
Job Bros & Co., have received a report that Whitley & sons are badly in need of salt. A supply has been shipped by rail, and Home via Bay of Islands, and they hope to be able to fill all requirements.
Mr. W. Drover, of Green’s Harbor T.B., arrived in town from Twillingate and New Bay by yesterday express. At the latter place, Mr. Drover’s vessel, the Water Lilly, loaded rough lumber for Green’s Harbor."
| July 16 1907 || DEATHS || "NEWHAM — Jeanie Newham aged 68 years, beloved wife of Thomas Newham, fell asleep July 15th., at the residence of P.D. Park, 56 Le Marchant Road, funeral 5 p.m. to station. No crepe or flowers.
SPURRELL — At Pool’s Island, July 11th, after a long and painful illness, Lydia, (Lil) beloved daughter of Benjamin and Ellen Spurrell.
“Lord and pitying Jesus, Blest, Grant her thine Eternal Rest.”"
| July 17 1907 || LABRADOR NEWS BY THE V. LAKE || The Virginia Lake, Parsons, arrived at Tilt Cove yesterday at daylight. The following report was sent to the R.N. Cp., by Capt. Parsons; “Arrived at East Turnavic the 10th July, heavy sea and E.S.E. winds with dense fog, experienced the whole trip. Heavy jam of ice lies about two miles off Cape Harrison to Turnavic. “From Bolster’s Rock to Battle Harbor, fish just striking in; prospects apparently good. From Seal Island to Indian Tickle, poor. Snug Harbor, Black Island, Grady, Spotted Islands, good. Long Island to Cape Harrison, a sign of fish, but very little done. Nothing North of Cape Harrison, floaters clean.” |
| July 17 1907 || FLEUR DE LYS IN PORT || The American schooner yacht, Fleur de Lys, is now in port for water and supplies. The vessel is owned by Dr. Louis Stimpson of New York, who, with friend Lawyer Tuckerman, is on board, and will make a pleasure trip to the Labrador. The Fleur de Lys is a vessel of 86 tons register, is 18 years old, built of oak and white pine, is well fastened throughout, and carries a crew of 9 men, besides Capt. Bohlin and Mate Reynolds. Four years ago she took part in the race across the Atlantic, for a cup presented by the German Emperor, and came in seventh. She flies the pennant of the New York Yacth Club, in which Dr. Stimpson holds the rank of Captain. Mr. T. Cook supplies here while here. |
| July 17 1907 || HOME FROM THE STRAITS || The S.S. Home, Blandford, arrived from Battle Harbor and Straits ports last evening, bringing splendid reports. During the trip, several foggy days were experienced, which made the voyage tardy. The following reports were sent to the Reid Co. “Fish fairly plentiful from Bonne Esperance to Red Bay, both on the Labrador and Newfoundland sides. From Point Riche to Flower’s Cove, fish is abundant. Whitely at Blanc Sablon, has 5,000 quintals; and Edwin Grant, Job’s Agent, has 6.000 quintals. |
| July 17 1907 || WHITELY BROS. LARGE VOYAGE || Information was received in town yesterday morning, via Red Bay, that Whitely Bros. were doing remarkably well with the fish at Blanc Sablon, and that 5,000 quintals were landed a week ago. The cheering news was confirmed by the arrival of the S.S. Home, Blandford, bringing a similar report. The message from Red Bay also stated that fish was plentiful on the Newfoundland and Canadian sides of the Straits, and that some of the fishermen were short of salt. |
| July 17 1907 || KILLED AT TILT COVE || Mr. J.M. Jackman, Manager of the mines at Tilt Cove, received a message from that place yesterday, saying that William HEDDERSON had been killed. The message said that deceased fell through the shaft, and was killed instantly. Henderson was 25 years working at Tilt cove, and bore a reputable character. A widow and six children are left to mourn, to whom general sympathy is extended. |
| July 17 1907 || CARBONEAR || "Mr. W.S. Ball, travelling agent of the Robinson Export Co. of Boston, is paying his semi-annual visit to his patrons residing here.
The barqt. Callidors, Capt. G.W. Soper, arrived to Messrs Roke & Sons on the 10th July, coal laden.
Rev. George Paine, T.W. Atkinson, Lieut. Col. Rees, and Staff Captain Morris, passed through our town on Tuesday to take passage by the S.S. Ethie, Northward.
Mr. A.M. Rogers representing Gault Brothers & Co. of Montreal, is now displaying samples of the firm’s goods at Messrs Soper new store.
Mr. Wm. Hawker, late agent for the Reid Nfld Co. at Placentia Junction, came in by Tuesday’s express to spend a few days with relatives and friends, before taking up his new duties as Marconi Operator at Cape Ray station.
The S.S. Ethie, while nearing the Government Wharf on Tuesday last, ran in just a little to close to the shore, grazing the bottom. The chain holding the customs boat was snapped by her, also an old gentleman in a punt nearby, had to take quick shelter under the archway of the wharf, or otherwise would have fared badly.
The Foreman of Messrs Butler Bros. Exporting Dept. at their New York distributing centre, may be seen in town this week. As the firm which this gentleman represents, does business through the medium of catalogues only, his first object in visiting Newfoundland is to become personally acquainted with those whom be caters to commercially.
Mr. Lawrence Barron, the obliging Sub-Collector, returned Saturday afternoon, after undergoing surgical treatment at the hand of the famous Dr. Roddick, of Montreal, for an abnormal growth near the left organ of sight. Mr. Barron has the assurance of the skilful Surgeon that an absolute cure has been effected, of which we feel sure all are pleased to hear.
Rev. W.A. Ernest Maddock returned to his home at North Dakota on Tuesday, having spent a pleasant vacation in renewing old acquaintances and making new friends, while gazing upon the old familiar spots. He takes with him his aged father, Mr. Walter Maddock and his mother Mrs. Maddock, both of whom have decided to spend the gathering shades of evening life with their son, in the prosperous land of the West. The removal of Mr. Maddock from Carbonear, after sojourning amongst us for 60 years, is regretted.
The Inca Capt. –?-- of Denmark, chartered to Messrs Duff & Sons, Ltd., arrived Saturday.
At 4 o’clock Wednesday morning, the cry of fire was raised, and proved to be in the vicinity of Gould’s Hill, in a house belonging to a widow named Clark. The inmates retired at the usual hour, in a room on the ground flat, and knew nothing of the fire until awakened by the cries of the little grand-daughter. It was then they detected a noise that sounded like a crackling of fire. It was not long before the whole upper portion of the house was wrapped in a blaze far beyond the control of man and water. Neighbours were attracted by the reflection of the flames, but were powerless to save anything beyond a few articles in the lower flat. No insurance was carried. The old story of a defective chimney is said to be the cause of the accident.
The Thursday holiday was observed by an outing of some ten or twelve carriages to the cable city. Among the excursionists was tired and trusty XI. to take part in a friendly game of the manly sport with a team from the Anglo Offices. The game started about 3 p.m. when the Anglo went to bat first. The result of the first inning on both sides showed the Anglo ten runs ahead. The second inning brought Carbonear lads better luck, putting out their opponents for 14 runs. The 2nd catch by Carbonear team was quickly brought down to 2, with three men out, when time was called. Owing to several of the Anglo team having to go on duty at 6 o’clock, the match was at the hour of necessity, called off. A game of football was also played by the juniors of both towns, resulting in 8 to 1 in favour of Carbonear.
The Fiercest storm for years, was witnessed here on Saturday night. From 8.30 to 11 p.m., the lighting shot down continuously. With the thunder peals keeping up their dismal sound, the night was indeed a fearful one. However we have heard of no great amount of damage done, except the splitting of several poles of the Reid Nfld Co., and the shattering of a house belonging to Mr. Pat Walsh of the London Road, South Side. Its two solitary occupants had left the house to visit a neighbour, and the night becoming so dreadfully lurid, they decided to accept the hospitably of their friend, and remain over night. Returning in the morning, they found confusion reigning triumphantly in all parts of the house. The old fashion-chimney was completely thrown out of joint, several beams split in pieces, and the partition sadly in need of a plumb line.
CORRESPONDENT. July 16th, 1907.
P.S.—Capt. Joseph TAYLOR died this morning about 2 o’clock."
| July 17 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || "BOWRINGS: Prospero was due at Sydney last evening for bunker coal. Portia sails tomorrow at 10, taking a large freight and the following passengers. — Messrs J.M. Jackman, H. Crosman, D. McRae, Adams, J.D. Lockyer, H. Sterling, E.G. Cousins, J Cains, E. Abbott, Rev. Soper, E. Ebsary, J. Andrews, Ashbourne, Rev. Keslider, G. Barbour, Rev. Mugford, Rev. Bryant, T. Anthony, N. Snelgrove, T. Lunn, Rev. Adams, Rev. Chancey, Rev. Tiller, Rev. Wilson, G. Butt, J. Mair, Mesdames Jackman, Ashbourne, Andrews, Parsons, Diamond, Chancey, Boone, Lockyer, Hunt, Hamlin; Misses Green, Young, Downer, Strong, Hiscock, G. Edgar, O. Edgar, Miles, Dawe, Fitzgerald, (2) Harvey, West, Berteau, Jenkins, Diamond, Lang, Haddon, Young, Chancey, Thistle, Pippy, Sexton, Pearce, Miles, Connolly and ten in steerage.
REIDS: Virginia Lake left Twillingate at 2.30 p.m. yesterday. She is due this morning. Home leaves Bonne Bay this afternoon. Glencoe leaves Port aux Basques this morning. Clyde left Twillingate at 7 p.m. yesterday. Dundee left Weslyville at 11.40 a.m. yesterday. Ethie left Catalina at 3 p.m. yesterday. Argyle left Sound Island at 12.15 p.m. yesterday."
| July 17 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || "A football match was played on Friday evening at Carbonear, between the Hr. Grace and Carbonear junior teams. Play was commenced at 7.15 and the ball was carried towards the goals many times, but up to lemon time, none were secured for either side. During the second half time, the first goal was secured by Hr. Grace, and shortly after, Carbonear sent the ball into their opponents goal. Then followed another goal for Hr. Grace, and a few minutes before the close, Carbonear equalled. Thus the match was a draw, Hr. Grace 2 goals, Carbonear 2.
The front of Mr. A.D. Davis’ grocery store has been newly painted this week, by painter Edward Sheppard. The place looks well and the colours, cherry-red and white, make the shop very attractive from the outside, while the tasty appearance of the inside invites customers. On the western window of the shop, some advertising lettering has been painted by Mr. James Gorman, who is an artist in this work. In a short time, a board advertising teas will be placed above the entrance to the shop, and every inducement to customers to visit the store will be offered, if attractiveness and suitable prices can avail anything.
Rising Sun L.O.L. celebrated the “glorious twelfth” by having an open meeting for all Orange-men on Friday evening at the Orange Lodge. The Lodge was called to order at 8.15 p.m. by D.M. Bro. J Sheppard. Bros. John Davis, John L Oke, J.C. Heater and others, addressed the meeting. Bro. C.D. Garland gave a reading, and Bro. Bartlett sang a song, after which refreshments were served to all. A most enjoyable evening was spent, and the brethren were well pleased with the re-union. A vote of thanks was tendered Bro. Woodly French, for the way he had worked with the committee in providing for the occasion, and helping to make the evening so pleased and enjoyable. The meeting closed at 10.30 p.m.
CORRESPONDENT. Hr. Grace, July 13th, 1907."
| July 17 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "Tomorrow being a public holiday the news will not publish.
Fish is fairly plentiful at Portugal Cove. Traps have from 50 to 80 qtls.
The C.C.C. band had a most successful concert at Carbonear Monday night. Last night they played at Harbor Grace.
Mr. H.D. Reid’s auto, driven by Chauffer Osmond, went to Harbor Grace and back, a few days ago, in 4 hours.
Engineer David Howe, formerly of the Virginia Lake, will go on the S.S. Regulus as Chief, upon her return to St. John’s.
At Red Head Cove, B.D.V., plenty fish has been obtainable the last week, and prospects indicate more than an average voyage.
St Thomas’s Sunday School picnic was postponed yesterday, owing to the inclemency of the weather. It will take place today.
The amateur crew of the Red Lion and Blue Peter had practices on the Harbor last evening. The former in the Cabot and the latter in the Gypsy.
The Council’s men under Inspector Donnelly, completed their work last evening of putting a scour in the main sewer, opposite Clift’s Cove.
The steamers Eagle, Vanguard, and Algrine, came off dock yesterday. The work on the former two is practically completed, but the Algerine goes on again to have a new rudder put in position.
Peter Brown, brother of Phil Brown, the well know oarsman, is arranging a crew to row the Doctor, in the amateur race at the Regatta. He has secured four of last year’s winning crew, and will make a hard fight for first place.
There is a yacht now at St. Pierre, having arrived from New York, which is coming to St. John’s to fit out for a mining cruise up North. Upon arrival here, Capt. C. Cross will assume command.
A lad named Caldwell of the West End, was missing from his home during yesterday. His mother called at different places, but failed to find him. He is no doubt playing truant, and will turn up ok.
The Nickle was well patronized last night, the hall being packed all the time, from 7 till closing hour. The pictures shown were the best yet put on, and the singing of “Cheer up Mary” by Miss Hickey, was in itself worth the admission fee.
Last night, some hooligans attempted to assault two Chinamen on New Gower Street, and when the latter ran, pelted them with stones. The Celestial is having it a bit hard lately, at home and abroad, and the practice here should be stopped forthwith.
At 6.45 last evening, there was an accident on Military Road, which hung the street cars up for ten minutes, No. 5 going off the track. The accident was due to the greasy rails. Some ladies, who were going to a party at Donovan’s, were inconvenienced, in consequence having to walk part of the distance to the station in the rain.
S.O.E. excursion takes place tomorrow, going out by special train at 7 o’clock to Harbor Grace, stopping at Brigus going and coming. Quite a number of tickets have been sold, and if the day is fine, a large crowd will no doubt avail of the opportunity to spend a day in the second city. A special feature of the excursion will be the walking match, the prize for which is a silver medal, donated by this committee.
The body of the late Mrs Thomas NEWTHAM was embalmed yesterday by Undertake Carnell, and went out by last evening’s express to Wentworth, N.S.
The new wharf at Long Pond, subscribed for by City swimming enthusiasts, was erected Saturday last. It will greatly facilitate the landing of the swimmers.
The S.S. Stord has left Sydney for Quebec, having aboard the crew to take down the S.S. Mary. The Strod reached Sydney Thursday last, and took aboard bunker coal.
The tenders, furnished the Council for the building of the boulavard on the South side of Quidi Vidi Lake, range from $900 to $8,000. Mr. T. Kent was the $900 man, and was awarded the contract.
Mr. Jessie Whiteway left Greenspond by the S.S. Dundee yesterday, for home. Rev. S. and Mrs. Bennett also joined the ship for Britannia Cove, and the steamer was bedecked with bunting in their honour.
Mrs. J Bellingham of Winnipeg, daughter of Mr. A. McLachlan, Boiler Inspector, who is visiting her parents here, left by yesterday morning’s train for Port de Grave, to spend a few day with her sister, Mrs. Harold Andrews.
In the House of Commons on Thursday last, Sir Edward Grey stated that he had nothing yet to report, regarding negotiating with the United States on the Newfoundland Herring fishery question.
Mr. J.W.N. Johnstone, G.P.A. of the Reid Nfld Co., received word yesterday from Mr. Syme, who is fishing at Glenwood, that salmon were very scarce in the river there, up to the present time. He caught four on Monday, two weighing four pounds each, and the others five and eight pounds respectively.
There were no new cases scarlet fever reported yesterday.
Messer Whitely & Sons and Edwin Grant, are doing well with the fish in the Straits. Mr. Grant had 6,000 qtls ashore on Monday.
Fishery prospects at Quidi Vidi are poor. One man named Snow, loaded his skiff yesterday morning, and another man had about half a load; others practically nothing."
| July 17 1907 || BIRTHS || DONNELLY – On the 15th July, a son to M.J. and Mrs. Donnelly. |
| July 17 1907 || DEATH || "TAYLOR — At Carbonear on July 16th, Captain Joseph Taylor, Master Mariner, aged 50 years.
DONNELLY — On Wednesday 15th July, at 1.30 p.m., fortified with rights of holy Church, Margaret, beloved wife of Michael J Donnelly, aged 22 years. Funeral on Thursday the 18th July, at 2.30 p.m., from her late residence, 2 Mullock Street. Friends and relatives please accept this the only notice. — R.I.P."
| July 18 1907 || PRESENTATION TO REV. BRO. SLATTERY || "There was a large and representative gathering of citizens at the Episcopal Library on Wednesday evening, on the occasion of the address and presentation to Rev. Bro. Slattery. Amongst those present were His Grace Archbishop Howley, Sir Edward Morris, Mr. Justice Johnson, Hon. John Harris, Hon. D.J. Greene, Coun. Ellis, Archdeacon O’Neil, Revs. Frs. Maher and Roe, Rev. Bro Culhan, Messrs F.J. Morris, J.P. Howley, J.L. Slattery, W.J. Carroll, M.A. Devine, P.T. McGrath. At 8.45 Sir Edward Morris arose and explained the object of the meeting, and in a few words, expressed the regrets of the community in losing Bro. Slattery, and the hope that for many years he would continue to do good, and fortune continue to smile on him. Sir Edward then presented Bro. Slattery with a beautiful silver American Waltham watch, on the outside of which was an engraving of Mt. Cashel, and on the inside the following inscription: -- “Presented to the Rev. Bro Slattery, by the citizens of St. John’s, on his departure from Newfoundland, July, 1907.” He then called upon Mr. J.J. Slattery to read the address, which was as follows:
ADDRESS - To the Rev. Bro. J.L Slattery.
Dear Bro. Slattery, — We citizens of St. John’s, at length realizing that your departure from amongst us is inevitable, desire to express our deep regret at losing you at the same time our appreciation of your labours and service in our behalf during the past 25 years.
As a Teacher in St. Patrick’s schools, in the days when the system of education introduced by your order, was only beginning to be understood, you won the affection of your pupils and the gratitude of their parents, at a later period when the teaching of the Christian Brothers had become the ideal of education, your administrative talents as President of St. Bonaventure’s college, brought that institution to a high degree of excellence, and today the whole Colony is united in the recognition of the zeal and devotion which you have displayed in the inauguration and subsequent management of the Orphan’s Home at Mount Cashel.
We are not insensitive of the fact that your untiring labour for our good, has resulted in the impairment of your own health, and we must humbly, if we cannot cheerfully, submit to the decision of your Superiors, which will not permit you to make further sacrifice in our behalf.
The three institutions which you have nourished and tended with so much care and devotion, we hope will continue prospering, if not though your presence, yet by virtue of your name and because of your memory. Your Order will always find good and able men to succeed those whose labour has been accomplished, but Bro. Slattery’s name will never be forgotten, in any work which the Christian Brothers may initiate or continue in Newfoundland.
The Rules of your Order compel us to continue any mark of our esteem and affection within very narrow limits — personal gifts and individual rewards are not for Christian Brothers — so, while we ask you to accept the souvenir which we bring to you, we wish to assure you that we will not be unmindful of your expressed wish, that anything which may be done at the home at Mount Cashel, will be done also for you.
We hope, Dear Mr. Slattery, that your future life may be the knowledge of so much good work accomplished, followed as it will be, by the gratitude, affection and good wishes of the people of Newfoundland.
E. P MORRIS, Chairman, J L. SLATTERY, Secy., W.J. CARROLL, Tres.
To which Bro. Slattery made the following reply: --
Mr. Chairman, Your Grace and Gentlemen, — I cannot express how very deeply I feel your friendship and kindness. Whatever may be in store for me, the memory of this gathering of dear friends, shall always remain a bright page in my memory.
Should any clouds ever cross my sky, the sunny remembrance of this gathering shall always disperse them. To say that I am deeply grateful expresses but feebly all that I feel. I am grateful even for what has not been done. When some friends suggested a purse, I opposed it, as I should feel ashamed to meet the Brothers in Ireland with money in my pocket. Well nigh 50 years ago I gave all I possessed — even life itself — to the Order. It has been more than a kind mother to me, and were there 100 more years, they would be gladly spent in her service. Mine is not a starless sky. The Order calls me “apart to rest awhile,” my declining years are amply provided for; my last wants will be fully satisfied. There are 100 communities from which I can select a home, so, any money gift to myself personally, would be entirely against the spirit of our Order. But I accept gratefully and affectionately the simple gift you have made me. I shall retain it all my life. Its dial will read me many lessons — of the fleetness of time, and the approach of Eternity. Above all it will tell me of dear friends far away, and remind me always of the love and affection they have lavished on me.
I know you won’t forget me, and that in your hours of prayer I shall be remembered. In this connection I may repeat what Elsie says in the Golden Legend: “And if at time beside the evening fire, you see my face among the other faces, let it not be as a ghost that haunts your house, but as a guest that loves you — and without whose presence there was something wanted.”
I shall never forget Newfoundland nor its warm-hearted people, and should it ever be my good luck, by voice or pen, to be able to do her a service, be assured that one friend shall be at her side. I love all her people, of every denomination — Catholic, Anglican and Methodist — are all my friends. I have endeavoured to make them all think more on the points on which we agreed, that on the difficulties, that for a time separated us. .
To carry home with me the love and attachment of all the people, is to me, more precious than any gold you could bestow on me. Abraham refused the spoils of war, but asked to be given the souls and the hearts. Sitting sometime on a green Irish hillside, my eyes will follow the sun, wandering Westward; my heart will fly over the waters to you dear friends, and to all of your people.
“And as I watch the line of light, that plays Along the blue waves, towards the burning West; I’ll long to tread its golden path of rays, and think ‘twill lead to some bright Isle of Rest.” (Nfld.)
His Grace, Archbishop Howley, also made a few remarks, and expressed the hope that he and Bro. Slattery would meet again before long.
The address was the work of Mr. T.M. Sullivan and was beautifully finished. It was written in old English script, and had sketches of St. Bon’s, St. Patrick’s and Mount Cashel on the top of the sheet. Rev. Bro. Slattery left by the S.S. Carthaginian this morning. The News wishes him bon voyage. "
| July 18 1907 || IN MEMORIAM || "CLARE WHITEWAY: It seems but yesterday, when deep and widespread sympathy was expressed with the veteran ex-Premier, the Rt. Hon. Sir William V. Whiteway and Lady Whiteway, owing to the passing of a son beloved. On Wednesday morning the Angel of Death paid another visit to the home of the aged statesman, at Riverview, and the spirit of Frederick Henry Clare Whiteway returned unto God, who gave it.
He was only 28 years of age, but into the years of his brief manhood, had crowded many experiences of life. Clare Whiteway was a student and a worker, with lofty aims, high ideals and large ambitions. Life to him was very real. He wanted to make the most of it, not in the selfish desire of the acquirement of wealth, or power, but in the pursuit of knowledge, as it might prove a benefit to his fellow man. He work hard and worked well in the field of study and the profession he had chosen — Electrical Engineering. In Canada and in New York, he obtained important positions, but ill health compelled resignation, and about three years ago, he underwent an operation of a very serious nature, which proved successful. On that occasion, he showed himself a man in the truest sense, — “A gentleman unafraid” who, “wearing the white flower of a blameless life”, went fearlessly and with a smile of comfort and a rare thoughtfulness for the feel of his relatives, to a couch from which he well knew he might never rise again.
Whether as an outcome of the illness, or as a new development, the dread disease — Consumption — seized him, as it ever seeks its prey amongst the young and beautiful in life. Patiently he submitted, and whilst all that tender ministrations and parental love could do, so was done, and the end came, with startling rapidity.
To Sir William and Lady Whiteway and their family, we again extend that sympathy which will be shared in wherever the name of Whiteway is known, and in the land. The eventide of the aged leader’s long and useful life, has been shrouded once more in gloom, but there is this silver lining to the gathered clouds, that the pain of separation on earth is lessened by the prospect of reunion again."
| July 18 1907 || S.S. ROSALIND ARRIVES || S.S. Rosalind, Capt. Clarke, arrived in port yesterday at noon, after a fine passage. The run from Halifax was made in 46 hours, she brought a full general cargo and the following passengers from New York: – Mr. and Mrs. H.E. Weidlich, Mr. and Mrs. C. Kness, Mrs Higgins, Miss Higgins, Mr. and Mrs. C.P Selden, Mr. and Mrs. M.L. Frank , Mr. and Mrs. W. Wallack, Miss. Wallack, Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Mendel, S.H. Wilder, P.H. Wilder, A.H. Foster, J.M. Laracy, Miss. E.G. Mullen, Miss M.L Foote, Miss D. Cooper, J.G. Roe, C.H. Sanford, A.S. Brolley, Miss. W. Meyer, Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Brenkeroff, M.L. Roche, E. Fern, R.A. Elmenn, J.W. Hanbury, S.L. Witt, J L. Power, Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Bayles, T. Griffin, Miss D. Griffin, P. Petrie, Mr. and Mrs. G.J. Block, Master Block, F.W. Rickers, and 16 in second cabin. From Halifax — Miss J Dill, Miss C Roper, E.W. Knowles, T.M. Meek, W.S.C. Russell, W.J. Brown, Mrs. V. Vincent and two children, E.A. Dixon, Mrs. E. Walsh, Mrs. McCarthy, and 7 in second cabin. |
| July 18 1907 || CARTHAGINIAN HERE AND GONE || S.S. Carthaginian, Capt. Williams, reached port from Philadelphia, at 10.45 yesterday morning, bringing the following passengers, in saloon: R.D. Tatman, Mrs. Tatman, R.F. Tatman, Rev. W.B.P. Harrison, S. Trumper, Col. Frank Koewing, Miss M. Donnelly, and W.M. O’Grady, in second cabin. She sailed again at midnight for Glasgow, taking the following: Miss M. Furlong, Mr. W. Bellamy, Miss Watts, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Baird, Mrs. J.J. Murphy, John Murphy, T.J. Duley, Hon. James Baird, Rev. Brother Slattery, Messrs. J Jackson, C.T. Crowdy, Harry Blair, A Rodger, K.S. Hay, Herder, Capt. C. Dawe, Misses Storr, and Martin, 1 intermediate and 3 in steerage. |
| July 18 1907 || BACK FROM THE WOODS || The Virginia Lake brought up Manager Soy and a number of loggers from Gillesport, Labrador, where they had been working during the winter. The output of logs was up to expectation, but the severity of the winter had a telling effect on the men. Manager Benjamin and his gang also returned, having given up operations until next spring. The climate conditions did not agree with these men either, and one of the number, Mr. Forsyth, is very ill. The Benjamin Co. was not very successful, owing to the weather being too stormy all winter. |
| July 18 1907 || ANOTHER BIG TRIP || The banking schooner Hispanola, Capt. Walter Kennedy, arrived at Bay Bulls, yesterday, from the Grand Banks, with 700 quintals for 9 days fishing. Capt. Kennedy reports fish plentiful, and that night and day, his men worked stowing away the catch. There was a good sign of caplin at Bay Bulls yesterday, and it is more than likely the Hispanola obtained a supply. |
| July 18 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "Saturday night last at Collier’s Bay, T.B. during the thunder storm, hailstones as large as beans fell at intervals.
Last night a heavy thunder and lighting storm raged in the Southern Shore. It was the worst experienced there for years. It was also felt at Cape Race.
The funeral of the late Mrs. Michael Donnelly took place yesterday afternoon, from her late residence, Mullock St., and was largely attended. Interment was at Belvedere.
Constables Tobin and Hann arrested a Topsail Road farmer Wednesday night, for using obscene language on the street. The language was frightful, and the Police had a difficult time getting him along.
The Dominion Iron and Steel Co’s pier at Bell Island, is now re built, and loading will be in full swing in a few days. Manager McDougall has had his men working day and night. There are now four steamers there waiting to load.
There is now lying at Job’s Bros. & Co.’s wharf, a new schooner, Energy, which was built during the past winter at Farmer’s Arm, N.D.B., by Adam Chalk, for Reuben Small and Brothers. The Energy is about 66 tons, built of juniper, and will be used in the coasting and trading business. She will be surveyed by Lloyd’s Surveyor, Wheatley, shortly, and Mr. Small has every hope of receiving the bounty.
Mr. Mair, the fishery Expert, left for Twillingate by the Portia yesterday, on business in connection with the herring fishery.
The Schooner Elizabeth Llewellyn, has on board a cargo of hard coal for the Canadian surveying ship Ellinor. The latter is now due.
Three drunks created a disturbance on Water Street West last evening, much to the annoyance of citizens. Sergt. Peet came along in good time, and arrested one of the disturbers .
Mr. M Drover received a letter from Greens Harbor on Wednesday, which told of the havoc wrought at that place by the storm on Saturday last. The oldest resident never saw its equal. Lighting entered E Reid’s house, put out two lamps, tore off facing boards, and ripped up the flooring. Numerous telegraph poles between that place and Broad Cove, were split from top to bottom.
The weather report along the line last night was: Port aux Basques — calm, dull, 50 above. Bay of Islands — Calm, dull, 50 above. Quarry — E., light, foggy, 50 above. Bishop’s Falls — calm, dull, 48 above. Clarenville — N.E., foggy, 48 above. Whitebourne — E. light, dull, 45 above.
The Nickle was filled to it utmost capacity all yesterday afternoon and evening, and many had to go away after tea, without getting in at all. The pictures shown were: Married for Millions, Drama, in Mid Air, Pap’s Present and the Tramp Dog. Special mention must be made of the Tramp Dog and the Drama in Mid Air. The latter shows the ascension, flight and explosion, of a balloon, and the rescue of the aeronauts, and is very realistic. The singing of, “We have no one care for us now,” by Miss Hickey was much appreciated. Notwithstanding the large crowd in attendance, everything was most orderly."
| July 18 1907 || DEATHS || "BURKE — At Brigus, on Wednesday, Jane, relict of William Burke, aged 95 years. The funeral takes place this Friday morning.
KIELEY — On Wednesday morning, after a short illness, Nellie, daughter of James and Anastasia Sears, and beloved wife of Matthew Kieley, leaving one child, father, mother and brothers. Funeral today (Friday) from her late residence, No. 3 Knight’s Street.
WHITEWAY — On Wednesday the 17th July, Frederick Henry Clare Whiteway, son of the Right Hon. Sir William V Whiteway, K.C.M.G., D.C.L., K.C. aged 28 years, funeral on Saturday, the 20th July, at 3 o’clock p.m. "
| July 20 1907 || RUNAWAY GIRL ARRESTED || At 9.30 last night, Detective Byrne arrested Lucy Hookey, who had been playing truant since Monday, and incidentally, lifted $15 belonging to her mother. During her short sojourn, she has visited several of the nearby settlements, passing as a tourist and blowing in the cash. This is her story to the Police, which is very much discounted, as it is believed that Lucy had hidden the money, and intends having a good time when the Police are finished. She will appear before the Magistrate, this morning. |
| July 20 1907 || LOST CHILD CRUEL MOTHER || Yesterday afternoon, a woman, respectably dressed, with her face hidden by a veil, called at a house in the West End, and asked if they would mind her baby, while she would be going to and returning from the Post Office. Her request was gladly acceded to, but when the hands of the eight day clock pointed to 7.45, and the woman had not returned, some anxiety was felt. At 11, there was still no sign of the supposed mother, and the duped ones are wondering where she can be. Detective Byrne is looking after the matter, and has no idea who the woman is. |
| July 20 1907 || THE BULLET HAD NO EFFECT || Last week, two Seamen deserted from the Danish schooner Yrsa, and Detective Byrne was ordered to look for them. Friday night last, he found the two men near the Lunatic Asylum, and brought them inside the grounds, intending to telegraph to town for Police assistance. The Sailors ran when Byrne got inside, and he tried to check their flight by firing two shots from a revolver. Next day, one of them returned to the Yrsa, and reported that his comrade had been shot. The man who was supposed to have been shot, was found by Byrne, last night, at the Seaman’s Home, and taken to the Station. The fellow who went aboard, broke through the cabin next night, and is still at large. |
| July 20 1907 || SOME DOING WELL || Letters received from Labrador by the Virginia Lake, indicate that the voyage — for a few — is even better than reported. At Snug Harbor, several traps have as much as 800 quintals landed, and prospect for a good voyage. Mr. John Sherden, of Harbor Grace, writing to a friend on the 12th, said he had 450 quintals from his trap, and that fish was plentiful. If the weather were fine, the letter reads, he would have been almost as much more fish landed. |
| July 20 1907 || THE CITY’S HEALTH || There was one new case of scarlet fever reported on Thursday, and two yesterday. Two of theses were in houses already placarded, and one in a house on Gorman’s Lane. In the latter case, the patent had been sent to the Fever Hospital. Four houses were disinfected and released from quarantine, Thursday; one on Barter’s Hill West, and two on Catherine St. One house on Bond St was disinfected yesterday afternoon. The owners of seven houses, five in Dammeril’s Lane, and one each on Battery Road and New Gower St., have been notified that they must clean up their premises at once. Some of these, we understand, have been found in a most unsanitary condition. Two of them are complying with the law, and the others, if not doing so within a reasonable time, will be summoned before the Magistrate. |
| July 20 1907 || HARBOUR GRACE NEWS || "Miss Mary Casey, R.C. School Teacher at North River, arrived on Saturday to spend her holidays at home.
Messrs R.D. McRee, W.H. Kennedy, W. J. Janes and Colin Campbell, arrived by Saturday night’s train.
The three master schooner May Lloyd, Captain Jones, sailed for Glasgow with seal oil on Monday afternoon.
Rev. Fr. James Donnelly, from college at Montreal, arrived by Saturday night’s train and is guest of His Lordship Bishop March.
Mr. George Stevenson, who has been sick over a week with a heavy cold, was much improved on Monday. It is to be hoped he will rapidly recover.
Mr. R.M. Scott, of St. John’s, arrived by Monday afternoon’s train and is guest of Mr. John G. Munn. He will likely remain here a week.
Mr. N. Munn’s schooner Antoinette, Captain George Webber, arrived at Sydney on Monday and will load coal for this port. She left here on Monday week.
In the District Court on Monday, a Shop Keeper of this town sued a man from Island Cove for the amount of debt. Defendant did not appear. Judgement was given by default for plaintiff, for $50 and cost.
The schooner yacht Seabird (formerly owned by the Earl of Dunraven) Captain S. Barour, with wharf sticks and Coopers material to Messrs Munn & Co., arrived from Bonavista Bay on Sunday morning.
Captain H.W. Thomey, Agent for the Dominion Coal Co., leaves for Trinity Bay tomorrow to obtain men to work in the Company’s mines. It is said he will likely get 50 or 60 men there to go. If there is any man who can induce men to accept the Company’s offer, it is Captain Thomey.
The houses on the South Side in which Scarlatina was said to have existed, are now relieved from quarantine, the placards having been removed. The householders who have been under restraint as they say unnecessarily, are indignant at their enforced isolation, and the fact that the quarantine placards have been removed so soon, seems to indicate the correctness of their contention.
Two young men were before the Court today, charged with fighting on Harvey Street on Sunday night. Upon hearing the case, the Court deducted that the uptown man was the aggressor, so he was fined $5 or 21 days, while the other had to pay $1 or serve 3 days.
Messrs. Munn & Co.’s steamer arrived from Spaniard’s Bay on Monday afternoon, and sailed at 6.30 this morning for Greenspond, taking thither, Rev. James Pincock and family, with their belongings. Many persons were at the wharf at an early hour to bid farewell to the departing family, who were highly esteemed by our townspeople. The Louise goes to Sydney from Greenspond to load coal.
Mr. Matthew Martin, who had been at St. John’s, to see his daughter, Mrs. Stanley Greaves, of to Kentucky, returned by this afternoon’s train. Miss Beatrice Ash for Sydney, Bishop March, and Rev. W.P. Finn for Flower’s Cove, and Mr. Alfred Chadwick for St. John’s, went out by this evening’s train.
The following address was presented last week to Mrs Pincock, wife of Rev. J Pincock, Pastor of the Methodist Church here for the past four year’s, previous to her departure to Greenspond.
ADDRESS: Dear Mrs. Pincock, — We, the officers and teachers of the Sunday school, beg to express to you our regret at losing you and your family from our ranks. We appreciate your faithful service rendered during the past four years, and cannot but offer you our sincere wishes, and pray that Almighty God may follow you and yours wherever you may be called to labour for the Master. Please accept the accompanying little gift, as a small token of our regards. Signed on behalf of the Sunday School. B. PARSONS, Supt. D. Whiteway, Secty.
REPLY: Mr. Dugald Whiteway, Secretary of the Methodist Sunday School, Harbor Grace. Dear sir, — Will you kindly convey to the Superintendent, officers and teachers of Harbor Grace Methodist Sunday School, our warmest thanks and appreciation of their kind words and handsome gift. We shall often think of you, and pray that to you may be given the joy of seeing the young people of your Sunday School, developing into stronger Christian men and women. With many prayers for the future success of the school, I am, Yours gratefully, M.A. PINCOCK.
While Mr. C.D. Garland was driving down Carbonear Road near the Court House, on Sunday morning, the horse became frightened by the presence on the road of Mr. H.D. Reid’s automobile. Mr. Garland jumped from the carriage and held the horse’s head, while the lady occupant alighted. Although the motor car was proceeding slowly when the horse was again got under control, the animal turned and bolted up the hill without its driver. It was stopped by a man near Mrs. Catherine Shea’s.
During the thunder storm on Saturday night, lighting struck Mrs. Patience Yetman’s house, situate on Stanley road, below Crow Hill. The back house was separated from the main building, and a dog which was chained in it, was killed. A mirror was smashed and many articles displaced. In Mrs. Courage’s house, not far distance, the canvas on the floor was torn up, and several marks of the lighting’s visit were left behind. People who were in the open air during the height of the storm, say it was the most frequent flashing, and the most prolonged exhibition, they had ever seen.
Correspondent, Hr. Grace, July 16th, 1907."
| July 20 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "The Police made seven arrested yesterday — six males, five drunks, one deserter, and one female for vagrancy.
Mr. C O’N Conroy has been appointed Agent for Newfoundland, for the Standard Mutual Insurance Co., of Toronto.
Paddy Gray was arrested again last night, having been released from the pen at noon. Drunkenness will be charged against him this morning, at the Police Court.
Mr. F. McGrath had a letter from Boston by last mail, saying that some Newfoundlanders were organizing an excursion to here in August, and that plans were almost fully completed
An inhabitant of Bay Roberts, who was in the lumber woods at Labrador last winter, was arrested last night. He had $107.70 in is possession, which, if properly distributed, his aged mother should receive $107.70. He will appear before the Magistrate this morning.
There has just been completed at Oke’s Carriage Factory, a child’s hearse, built to the order of Mr. J.J. Connelly, New Gower Street, one of our youngest Undertakers. It is of a much smaller size than those now in use, and is painted entirely white, and will be used solely for children’s funerals.
Mr. T. McCarthy, Water Street West, hired a boy a few days ago, and yesterday, he was sent to draw off some kerosene oil, and forgot to turn off the tap. When Mr. McCarthy went to the store, he “struck oil”, and found that the cask was empty, and he had lost over $6.00. The boy was dismissed. — that’s all.
St. Thomas Sunday School picnic, took place at Mount Pearl yesterday. The children, to the number of 300, went out by special train at 11.30 a.m., in charge of Revs. Canon during field, and G.R. Godden. Arriving at the grounds, races, games etc, were indulged in till 3.30, when tea was served. The weather being very disagreeable, return to town was made at 6.30, and the little ones dispersed to their homes, well pleased with the day’s enjoyment.
The Garden Party at Torbay on Thursday, was attended by a large number of people, including His Grace, Archbishop Howley, Rev. Fr. Bennett, Mayor and Mrs. Gibbs, Messrs Kent and Dwyer, M.H.A.’s and others from the city. Notwithstanding the unfavourable weather, an enjoyable time was spent. During the afternoon, an operetta was performed by the children of the Convent School, under the direction of the Nuns.
Salmon have been plentiful at Harry’s Brook this last few days. Yesterday, W. Webb caught 3, weighting 15, 10, and 11 pounds respectively.
The Banker, Lila, D. Young, Capt. Spindler, of Lunenburg, which arrived in port Thursday morning for supplies and to land a sick man, cleared for Cape Broyle yesterday to procure bait. She has secured to date, 1,150 quintals of fish.
The many friends of the Rev. T.H. Leamon will be pleased to learn that he is to officiate in the city Churches tomorrow — in the morning at George St. Church. Mr. Leamon is the grandson of the late Rev. W. Shenstone, and is a native of Brigus. He has not visited his home for five years, and it is no wonder that the most of his time has been spent at that place. Tomorrow will be the last Sunday he will have in the city, as he leaves for his own field of labour early next week. Those who heard Mr. Leamon on his former visit, will be pleased to accord him a hearty reception and cordial hearing.
A large iceberg passed the Narrows yesterday. These frigid visitors are rather unwelcome during the kind of weather we are now experiencing.
There is very little fish at Cape St. Mary’s, but reports from Salmonier are very good.
Reid Co.’s men installed two new arc lights on Duckworth St. yesterday, one at Holloway, and the other Oke’s Corner.
The Crosbie Hotel was full to its utmost capacity Thursday, and parties arriving by the night train, were unable to find accommodations there.
Fishermen at Flower’s Cove are doing very well, and at present time, have 2,000 quintals more ashore than this time last year.
Despite the disagreeable weather last evening, there was a large attendance at Bannerman Park to hear the concert given by Prof. Bennett's Band.
The following guests are registered at the Crosbie yesterday — Frank H. Knuland, Bell Island, R. Petrie, New York, C Kness and wife, Chicago, and W.F. Lake, Fortune.
A new Curate for St. Thomas’s Church will arrive from England in the fall, to fill the vacancy caused by the appointment of Rev. H. Uphill to Port de Grave mission.
Mr. R.J. Macadam, who brought the Robinson Opera Company here last fall, is now managing a moving picture show at Sydney for the same company, as owns the Nickle here.
The engagement is announced of Mr. Archibald Macpherson, Director of the Royal Stores, Ltd., and Miss Margaret McNeily, daughter of the late James R. McNeily. The wedding will take place in England shortly.
The funeral of the late Clare Whiteway, takes place at 3 o’clock this afternoon from Riverview. In the reference to his lamented death in yesterday’s issue, an error inadvertently crept in. Not consumption, but to ulceration of the stomach and Bright’s disease, his death was due."
| July 22 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || "Mr. R. Wright, Tea Agent of St. John’s, arrived by Tuesday night’s train.
Miss M James of Cupids, came here by train on Tuesday, and is a guest of Mrs. John Brunlees.
Mr. Robert Lahey was taken seriously ill on Wednesday. He is suffering from nephritic trouble and is attended by Dr. Mahoney.
Rev. D. Norman, at one time a Missionary in Japan, will preach at the Methodist Church here next Sunday morning.
Mr. Patrick Lacey, Cooper, with his usual industry and enterprise, is buying up large numbers of flour barrels, in anticipation of a demand for fish rums later in the season. He has the store at the rear of his dwelling filled with flower barrels, and is now storing up all he can procure, at his place on Water Street. His speculation promises to be a safe one.
Mr. W. Lampen of St. John’s, paid a two hour visit here on Wednesday. The friends who saw him, were very glad to grasp his hand.
The match between the St. John’s and Avalon football teams, played at Shannon Park this afternoon, resulted in 3 goals for the visitors, 0 for the home team.
The S.S. Virginia Lake arrived from Labrador a little before 3 p.m. Wednesday. Several sick fishermen were landed here: Israel George, Heart’s Content, Peter Summers, Flat Rock, Bay De Verde, Samuel Russel, Bay Roberts, Thomas Morrissey, Clarke’s Beach and Richard Coombs, Spaniard’s Bay. They were sent home by the Relieving Officer, Alex Squires. The steamer left for St. John’s at 8.50 p.m.
The C.C.C. Band dance, at the Academy Hall on Tuesday night, was fairly attended, but it was not as largely patronized as it would have been, had not the counter attractions drawn from it. A very pleasant night was spent, and the visitors and townspeople were highly pleased with the night’s amusement. Messrs Brazil and Garland furnished the music in their well known best style, and the efforts were commended. The C.C.C. band favoured the company by playing for three dances, and the courtesy was greatly appreciated by all present.
Dr. Mahoney received a message on Tuesday, from Mr. S.J. Soy, Manager of the Grand River Pulp and Lumber Co., Gillisport, Labrador, saying that he and the family were passengers hither, by the S.S. Virginia Lake. Mr. Soy was bringing the remains of his 4 year-old son Willie, for interment at Amherst, N.S. The child was taken sick last winter at Labrador, and died. Dr. Mahoney instructed Undertaker Edward Parsons, to arrange for the placing of the remains in a sealed casket, upon the arrival of the steamer here, to be transferred to Amherst later on.
The Water Company, this week had the water turned off from the town for about 8 hours, during the performance of some necessary work, which could not be delayed longer. Mr. John Tapp, Superintendent of the Water company, was a busy man that day. The main valve at the embankment at Bannerman Lake was repaired, and the reservoir, which had not been troubled for over forty years, was empted and freed from all accumulations. During the hours the water was off, a horseman was upon the road to bring word to Bannerman Lake, in case of fire occurring in the town.
A fairly large audience attended the entertainment given by the pupils of the C. of E. High School, at St. Paul’s Hall, on Tuesday night. The children looked well in their white dresses and neat clothes, and the performance by the team of the several parts they took, reflects great credit upon the performers, while one can hardly conceive what an infinite amount of patience and hard work is required to train children to such efficiency. Their teacher, Miss Noel certainly is to be congratulate upon the success of her self imposed task.
The chorus “O’er the meadows let us go,” was well received. The recitation “Cock Robin” was of great interest to the younger portion of the audience, and was enjoyed by all. “The haunt of the Butterfly” was interesting and gave much pleasure. The recitation “Baby Land” appealed to the female portion of the audience, while the males were satisfied with the emotions which could be called forth. “The Revel of the Naiads” was pleasingly rendered. The burlesque, “Pussie’s Parliament,“ and the piece, “What Ails Mandie,” were perhaps, the most applauded pieces on the program, while “Faity Gifts” was only slightly less noticed. The operetta, “Merryton Market,” was nicely executed and won its quota of approval. “The Shadows of Evening” was suited to its place on the program, after which followed the Grand March. “God Save the King” closed the entertainment. The proceeds of the evening were $47.00.
The C.C.C. Band concert held at St. Paul’s Hall on Wednesday night, attracted quite a number of our townspeople. Professor D.A. Flynn, being an old Harbor Gracian, and the Conductor of the concert, our people feel proud of his musical attainments, and the success which has followed his labour in bringing the band to its present efficient state. Of the ten pieces played that night by the band, it is difficult or rather impossible, for the writer to tell which was the best executed piece. He can only say that the music, breathed into the instruments by the bandsmen, and enhanced there by the pressure of their fingers upon the keys, was reproduced with effect, upon the music lovers in the hall. The Irish airs and the negro voices, delighted the entire house. Mr. Fox gave a fine song, which was highly applauded, his powerful voice and good singing called for an encore. Mr. O’Reilly sang the “Death of Nelson” and this effort called forth thunderous applause, though the singer gave the impression that he would be nervous before a critical audience. Miss Agnes Thomey earned fresh honours as a vocalist, and her song was justly recognized as one which called for good treatment, and got it. Miss Cody and Professor Flynn played the accompaniments on the piano, and their performance was greatly admired. The Professor said a few words, thanking the audience for their presence. The concert closed by the band playing the National Anthem. Everybody returned home pleased.
CORRESPONDENT, Harbor Grace, July 18th , 1907."
| July 22 1907 || FISHERY NEWS || At St. Mary’s, traps average about 100 quintals a trap. At Trepassey, the voyage is better than for 20 years. Traps at Catalina averaged about 40 quintals, on Friday. At Renews, and Fermeuse last week, good catches were taken in traps. Wareham’s traps secured seventy quintals on the local grounds, Friday. At Placentia Bay, but little has been done, and the prospects are not encouraging. At Witless Bay, traps average 150 quintals to date. Hook and liners have very poor catches. Fishing at Three Arms, N.D.B. is fairly good, being better than for the last three or four years. Two of Job’s traps, set to the Southward of Cape Spear, secured a quantity of fish Saturday, equal to one hundred quintals dry. Boats were engaged bringing in the fish nearly all day. Messrs Job Bros & Co., received a message Saturday afternoon, from Mr. Grant, their Agent at Blanc Sablon, informing them of the arrival of the schooners Cayuga and Checkers, which left here last week with supplies. Mr. Grant also stated that he had then, 9,000 quintals of fish ashore. |
| July 22 1907 || NAUTICAL || "Brigt. Alkaline comes off dock today and will refit and sail for Greenland. Brigt. Rosina Johns, arrived from Figueira Saturday, after a passage of 25 days; all well. S.S. Bonavista left Montreal for this port at 2 a.m. Friday. She is due on Thursday. Schooner Altanta, Jones, cleared for Fogo on Saturday, taking general cargo for H.J. Earle. Barqt. Maggie, Parsons, cleared for Bahia on Saturday taking 3,851 quintals of fish from Baird, Gordon & Co. Schooner Vernie M., Christian, Master, left Saturday night for Trinity, taking salt and supplies from Baird, Gordon & Co. Schooner Proprietor, D. Norris, Master, owned by James Norris, Three Arms, is loading salt and supplies at Job Bros & Co.’s premises. The Ich Dien, Kennedy, Master, arrived in port yesterday from Barbados, after a passage of 17 days. She has molasses for Crosbie & Co.
Schooner Geisha, Capt. Enon, arrived in port Saturday from Cadiz, after a passage of 28 days. She brought salt to A Goodridge & Sons. S.S. Rosalind sailed for Halifax and New York at 1 p.m. Saturday, as additional passengers, J.C. Wiseman and 25 in steerage. S.S. Harmony coaled at A Harvey & Co., Saturday afternoon, and left for Labrador, taking supplies for the Moravian Missions along the coast.
Schooner Elizabeth, with salt to A.S. Rendell & Co., arrived in port from Cadiz, Saturday, and will be ordered on to Bay Roberts to discharge her cargo at C & A. Dawe. S.S. Halifax City, Alldrigde, arrived in port from Halifax at 8.15 Saturday night. She brought 150 tons general cargo and no passengers. Thick fog was experienced during the entire passage. She leaves tonight. S.S. Dahome, Gorst, eight days from Liverpool, arrived in port at 8.10 last evening, after a fine passage. The Dahome brought 170 tons general cargo and the following passengers; – Messrs Knight, J Rendell and Crossfield, and 10 in transit for Halifax. Owing to the Halifax City being at Pitts' wharf, the Dahome anchored in the stream." |
| July 22 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "The S.S. Biradane, left Rigolet the 13th July with 2,000,000 feet of lumber for South America.
About 200 persons availed of the 2.30 excursion train yesterday, and went to points as far as Kelligrews.
Saturday last, there was a sign of squid in the harbor. These were also seen along the shore of Conception Bay.
Capt. Connelly and two seamen left for Trinity yesterday, to join the schooner Richard Greaves, which sails today for Labrador, to load fish for Europe.
The funeral of the late Patrick REDMOND, for many years Caretaker of the West End parks, took place Saturday last. Interment was at Mount Carmel.
The children of St. Patrick’s Catechism classes hold their annual picnic today, weather permitting, at O’Brien’s Farm, Kilbride. They go out by special train.
There are more tourists to the West Coast this season than for any previous year. The latest fad with some of the visitors is mountain climbing.
The A.B. Morine party was reported for 190 salmon on Saturday last, almost as much as the entire Labrador catch, when the Virginia Lake was returning last trip.
There will be a public meeting in the Temperance Hall, Victoria St., this evening, of those interested in the Lord’s Day Alliance Movement started by the Rev. T. A. Moore of Canada, when the election of the first officers of the branch here will take place.
At St. Joseph’s Church, Sydney, Monday last, Mr. P. Grant, formerly of this city, and now Engineer of the Dominion Iron & Steel Co.’s pier at Sydney, was married to Miss Elizabeth Perry, of Sydney. Mr and Mrs. Grant are spending their honeymoon at Bay of Islands.
The following weather report were received last night: – Port aux Basques — S.E., light, dense fog, 59 above. Bay of Islands — E., light, dull, 62 above. Quarry — S.E., light, dull, 60 above. Bishop’s Falls — Calm, dull, 72 above. Clarenville — S.W.; light, fine, 62 above. Whitebourne — S.W., light, fine, 65 above.
A Norwegian Fisherman from the schooner Harry A Nickerson, Capt. T. Bonia, arrived by the Ingraham, having given up the voyage. The Nickerson has only about 10,000 fletched halibut, and was forced to return from Northern Labrador because of the ice.
The following passengers left by the Glencoe Saturday last: Mrs. E. White, Rev. R. Bartlett and wife, Rev. C. House, Rev. A Mahar, A.E. Chown, H. Russell, G.B. Tuff, C.R. Thompson, D.S. Reid, A. Rould, A. Green, Mrs. W. Bartlett, Mrs. Greene, J. Hickman, Miss Poole, Miss Grouchy, Mrs. T. Palfrey and 3 children, H. Tipple, Miss Tipple, and 5 second class.
The funeral of the late Clare Whiteway, took place in the C. of E. cemetery on Saturday last. The Rev. Canon Saunders and the Rev. James Bell conducted the service in the Mortuary Chapel and at the grave side. A large gathering followed the remains from Riverview, amongst those present being His Excellency, Sir William MacGregor, Sir William H Horwood, Sir Edward Morris and Inspector-General McGown, I.S.O.
Letters from the districts, congratulating the Minister of Justice, Sir Edward Morris, on his rising the scale of wages to a dollar and a quarter a day, are pouring in, many of them not too complimentary to Sir Robert Bond. The people resent his recent attempt, through Mr. Gushue, and the Telegram, to arrogate the credit to himself, although he was actually out of the country, when Sir Edward did the work.
Out of a total of eighteen traps at Pouch Cove, fourteen were ashore for repairs, on Saturday all having been more or less damaged by the recent storm.
Mr. C. Noseworthy, of the Reid Nfld. Co.’s electrical department, is going to contest in the sculling race on Regatta Day. Charlie will no doubt, give a good account of himself.
The Rev. D. Norman occupied the Methodist pulpit at Harbor Grace, yesterday forenoon, and at night, Rev. Dr. Cowperthwaite preached his first sermon there since being appointed Pastor.
A Stroud, of Alexander Bay, and a lad named Sharpe, had excellent shooting on the Terra Nova near George’s Pond, last Wednesday. They killed about 20 wild geese, which were very plentiful.
The following crew will row the Red Lion in the amateur race, Regetta Day, T. Whitten, Cox; J.W. Morris, Stroke ; A Wood, W. Ryan, N. Wall, L.G. Sceans, A. Janes.
In addition to payment of annuitants and dividends to policy holders, there was paid to the citizens of St. John’s, during the year 1906, by Life Insurance Companies doing business here, the sum of $218,031. The amount of insurance carried in Newfoundland is placed at $23,800,000.
Manager Soy, of the Dickie Lumber Co., left for Amherst, by yesterday’s express.
The brigt. Gratia, Cave, is now loading fish, herring, etc., at A Goodridge & Sons, for the West Indies.
Mr. H.H. Goodridge, who went to Oporto in the Mayflower, returned Saturday by the Rosina. He enjoyed the voyage splendidly.
The express last evening, took out a large number of passengers, including: – His Excellency, the Governor, I.G. McCowen, Mrs. MacDonald, Miss MacDonald, J. Soy, Sergt. Cockshot, T. Brownrigg, and son, Capt. Connolly, J Wheaton.
The Reid Co. have discontinued keeping the regular commercial holidays, excepting Regatta Day.
The Ingraham reports scarlet fever among Labrador residents, and that recently, two deaths occurred.
Five arrests were made by the Police Saturday night; two drunks, three drunk and disorderly. The first two were released yesterday. The others will go before His honour this morning.
Some of the Sailors from the Ellinor were making matters lively along Water St. Saturday night. The appearance of the Police had the effect of making them quite.
Amongst the younger portion of the candidates at the recent Trinity College music examination, was Master S.R. Steel, the 12 year old son of Mr. S.O. Steel of this city. Little “Dicky”, although so young, gained first-place in honours in the Intermediated Division, and obtained a total of 85 marks towards the 87 gained by the very clever 16 year-old winner of the prize piano. This is truly a triumph for the young lad, who for various reasons, had only 10 weeks of special preparation for their examination, under his teacher (Mrs. R.F. Horwood), whilst some other candidates had tried the exam before. Dr. Vincent, in speaking of him stated that one little chap, “Had a future before him”, and added, that ""His father should open up a correspondence with him (Dr. Vincent) on his return to London.” If Mr. Drayton’s prize-giving leads to the discovery of local talent, he will confer a great benefit on the youth of our Colony."
| July 22 1907 || DEATHS || SLEATOR — At 11 a.m. on Sunday July 21st, Robert A Sleator, son of the late Robert L Sleator, aged 26 years. Funeral on Tuesday afternoon at 2.30 o’clock, from his late residence, 98 Pleasant Street. |
| July 23 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || "Messrs. Munn & Co.’s steamer Louise, Capt. E. Burke, arrived at Sydney on Friday, to load coal for a port in this Bay
Messrs. R.D. McRae & Sons’ schooner, Clara, Capt. W. Yetman, sailed on Friday afternoon, with salt for Grady, Labrador.
Mr. W. Pumphrey, H.M. Customs, St. John’s, has been several days in town, revisiting the scenes of his childhood.
Rev. Ralph Strathie, of Prince Edward Island, will preach morning and evening at the Presbyterian Church here, tomorrow.
Rev. Mr. Fowler, of Halifax, will occupy the Pulpit of the Presbyterian Church here, during the month August.
Rev. Dr. Cowperthwaite arrived on Friday night’s train, to take up the duties of Pastor of the Methodist Church here, during the coming year.
Messrs C & A Dawe’s gasoline launch arrived on Friday evening from Bay Roberts, with a cod trap, to be taken to Labrador by the S.S. Virginia Lake.
The S.S. Virginia Lake en route to Labrador, arrived from St. John’s at 8.45 this morning, and left again about 10.30 a.m.
Mr. Warren, representing Davidson Blofield & Warren, tea merchants of London, England, and Mr. Stephen Knight, Inspector of Government Saving Bank in Newfoundland, were in town on Friday .
Capt. Pelley, S.A., for Triton, N.D B.; Mrs. S.J. Soy, wife and children, Mr. Frank, McRae, for St. John’s, Miss Noel for Sydney, and Mr. C. Yetman, for Spaniard’s Bay, went out by Thursday evening’s train.
The remains of the late Willie Soy, for Amherst, N.S. , Messrs R.T. Parsons, R.M. Scott, Warren, and A.J. Lawrence, for St. John’s, left by this evening’s train.
Rev. Ralph Strathie and his father, Rev. John Strathie, Mr. Donald Morrison, Mrs. Morrison, Mrs. W.P. Rogerson and daughter, and Miss Bryden have been in town several days, and are guests of Gordon Lodge.
The C.C.C. Band concert, held at St. Paul’s Hall on Thursday night, was quite as well patronized as upon the previous night. There was a change of program, and the audience was quite delighted with the selections rendered by the band, and with the songs given by the several ladies and gentlemen. The C.C.C. band left for Placentia by Friday’s morning’s train.
Mr. H.C. Watts, killed this week a splendid bullock, which when dressed, weighted 900 lbs. This is an ususal weight for cattle about here, and it is only once in a while one hears of cattle of such proportions being killed here about.
In the Magistrate Court today, the Chairman of the Road Board had a man up for insulting language. The case arose out of the defendant applying to the Chairman for work, which was refused. The Chairman obtained a conviction, but as the case was the first of its kind in recent years to come before the Court, the defendant was admonished and asked to pay the cost in the case. Mr. Kearney for complainant. In the District Court, a man sued another from Mosquito, for an amount which he claimed from defendant, for taking bog from land alleged to belong to him. Plaintiff’s claim was not clear to the mind of the Court, and he was advised to withdraw the case, and if he do decided, he may re enter it in another form. The case was withdrawn. Mr. Kearney for the defence.
The S.O.E. Society of St. John’s, held it annual excursion to this town on Thursday. A special train brought the party hither and arrived at 10.30 a.m. About 170 persons came, among who were several former residence of the town. The day was dull and the appearance of the heavens indicated rain. In the forenoon, rain did fall for a short time, but although more rain threatened, the remainder of the day and the night were not wet. The visitors seemed to enjoy themselves in various ways, and if one can judge from appearance and from what could be learned, a pleasant day was spent. In the afternoon, a football match was played at Shannon Park, the result of which has already been recorded. At 7.15 p.m. a walking match was started. Messrs W. Pynn, K. Ruby and George Heath, of St. John’s, and Arthur Warren of this town, participated. At the onset, the contestant’s stepped out briskly, but shortly after, Heath, being obstructed by carriages on the road, dropped out, and gave up the contest. The others kept close to each other for a time, but soon Pynn showed that he would likely be the winner, for Ruby was losing ground, by reason of a stich in his side. Warren, who had received a hurt in his foot some days before, while playing football, was obliged to give up the trial about half way, for his ankle was turned out by his treading on a stone. The contest was now confined to Pynn and Ruby, each of whom strove hard for the prize, which afterwards rested on the breast of Pynn. This was a handsome silver medal, which was presented to the winner at the Academy Hall. The distance walked was not quite six miles, Pynn covering it in 54 min. 32. secs.; Ruby in 57 min. 47 secs. A dance was held in the Academy Hall, beginning at 9 p.m. and ending at 2 a.m. At 3 a.m. the excursionists left for St. John’s, having put in a most pleasant day.
CORRESPONDENT, Harbor Grace, July 20th 1907."
| July 23 1907 || GREENSPOND || "July 20, — The cod fishery, the theme of the average Newfoundlander’s discussion, may be regarded without any exaggeration as moderately good. From ten to forty quintals per day, from each of three traps, does not look very ugly; and for a while, the amount of fish the trawlers drew was quite decent, and evidenced the presence of fish amongst us. Caplin still continues here, and considering the present as an index of the future, this season’s fishery will be well up to the average.
Const. A.E. Gardner has been transferred here from Catalina. Judging from the past, we may designate him as an exceptionally efficient Officer, and we trust that his efficiency will soon be rewarded by the addition of the stripes to his military costumes.
Rev. James Pincock, the recently appointed Methodist Minister, and his family, arrived Wednesday per S.S. Louise from Harbor Grace. We extend a hearty and filial welcome to them, and hope that the present surroundings will prove congenial to them.
Rev. S.T. Bartlett, the Associate Epworth League Secretary, conducted a special meeting here in the Methodist Hall Wednesday night, in the interest of Sunday School, basing his remarks on the Holy Bible, and illuminating them with humorous stories. We hope that the timely words will meet with a loyal reception by all who believe in a Saviour for children. Such a movement should be very profitable in elevating Sunday School work. G.C."
| July 23 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || "BOWRINGS: S.S. Portia left Baie Verte for North at 5.45 a.m. yesterday. S.S. Prospero was in Trepassey all last night, being detained by thick fog. She is due about noon.
REIDS: Virginia Lake is North of Tilt Cove. Home is due at Bonne Bay. Clyde left Botwodville at 2.30 p.m. yesterday. Dundee left Port Blandford at 9 p.m. yesterday. Ethie left Hant’s Harbor at 9.15 p.m. yesterday. Argyle left Placentia at 4.20 last evening, on the Marasheen route. Glencoe left Hermitage Cove at 8 a.m. yesterday, going West."
| July 23 1907 || SUPPOSED DROWNING FATALITY || A five year old lad named Dooley of Bambrick St., left his home at 9 yesterday morning, and up to this morning, had not been found, though a search had been made during the afternoon, and kept up until this morning. Last night it was reported that the lad had fallen over Job’s bridge, and his father, with some others, dragged the water there, but without success. Some others say they saw the boy at 5.30 in the afternoon, down on the Municipal Basin, but this story is not credited. The Police have also searched for the missing lad, but up to press hour, he had not been located. |
| July 23 1907 || ANOTHER BAD ACCIDENT || Yesterday afternoon, a lad named Samuel Boone, of Flowers Hill, came across a quantity of powder, and started to have some fun with it. Getting the explosive in a paper, he put a lighted match to it, with the result that it went off, and Boone was rendered unconscious. He was taken home, and after regaining consciousness, was taken to Dr. Leslie’s surgery. One of the boys eyes was badly injured, and also his left hand. The Doctor extracted the powder from the eye, and dressed the hand, but it will be some days before it will be known if the boy’s sight is damaged. |
| July 23 1907 || A CITY OF BOMBAY STORY || In Latitude 50.27, Longtitude 45.48, while crossing on the City of Bombay, which arrived from Liverpool via St. John’s, Nfld., the passengers witnessed a rear spectacle of a mighty whale, apparently 75 feet long, which was being fiercely attacked by two thrasher sharks, one on each side. The trio passed within three hundred yards of the ship and the whale was leaping its full length out of the water, and bellowing with rage and pain, as the resounding blows of its mad assailants struck it with sledge -like regularity and violence. What the outcome was, no one could say, for they passed out of sight in due course, going at a furious rate. — Halifax Herald. |
| July 23 1907 || NAUTICAL || S.S. Rosalind was due at Halifax yesterday morning. S.S. Bonavista is now on her way from Charlottetown to Sydney. S.S. Siberian arrived at Glasgow on Sunday morning; all well. S.S. Halifax City, Alldridge, left for Liverpool at 5.30 p.m. yesterday. Schooner Hope, Blundon, sails tonight for Catalina, taking supplies from Job Bros. & Co. S.S. Dahome, Gorst, left for Halifax at 11 o’clock last night, she took no passengers from here. Schooner Water Lilly, is on her way here from Green’s Harbor, with a cargo of shingles from M Drover. Brigt. Gratia, Cave, cleared for Barbados yesterday, taking general cargo from A. Goodridge & sons. S.S. Freysdal finished discharging her cargo of salt at Job’s yesterday, and cleared for Stockton, U.S.A. in ballast. S.S. Fiona arrived ar Bay of Islands yesterday, where she will be met by His Excellency the Governor and staff. In company with Earl Grey in the Canadian cruiser Minto, the Fiona will go to Labrador. |
| July 23 1907 || PERSONAL || "Mr. Joseph Ross, of Harbor Grace, is in town and staying at the Crosbie.
Mr. G T. Carty, M.H.A., returned from Placentia by last nigh’s train.
Mr. and Mrs. T.T. Cartwright and daughter, arrived in town by yesterday’s express
Capt. Sheppard of the brigt. Amy Louise, left Harbor Grace yesterday morning, on business .
Mr. R. Ash and bride, returned from their honeymoon trip to Port de Grave by last evening’s train.
Miss B. Grouchy of A. Scott’s Drapery Store, leaves for Clarenville by this evenings train to spend her vacation.
Mr. W.H. Mathieson, Manager of the Ourown Woolen Mills Ltd., of Hueville, arrived in town by yesterday’s morning train.
Mr. T L. Drover. of Green’s Harbor, and L Drover of Witless Bay, arrived in town by last night’s train, on business, and are at the Crosbie .
Mr. W.W. Halfyard, Methodist School Teacher, and Mr. Albert Lodge, Agent for P Templeman, both of Catalina, arrived in town Saturday night by schooner.
Senor Alberto Simonetti, of Naples, Italy, arrived in town by yesterday’s express, and is staying at the Crosbie. We understand Senor Simonetti represents a large fish buying firm of Naples.
Mr. Thomas M Anthony, H.J. Earle’s Agent at Barr’d Islands, was in the city last week, on business. Mr. Anthony is one of the most popular men in Fogo District, and this friends in the city were delighted to meet him and renew acquaintances. "
| July 23 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "Several of the Burin bankers have done well to date, the two Holletts having about 1,500 quintals each; others however, have done poorly.
There was plenty of squid in the harbor yesterday afternoon. They were about 6 inches long and the first coming of this much coveted bait fishes.
Mr. A.W. Kennedy of Duckworth St. is having extensive alterations made to his store, which when completed, will be a decided improvement.
Shore train arrived at 6.40 last night, bringing the C.C.C. Band, G.T. Carty, J Ryan, T. Hiscock, Mr. and Mrs. Ash, and a number of excursionists.
Sergt. Sheppard, who was recently appointed Inspector of Weights and Measures for Labrador and the Straits, left the Ingraham at Battle Harbor to join the Home, on a tour of inspection up the Straits to Bonne Bay.
Mr. H. LeMessurier, Asst. Col. of Customs, informed us yesterday, that the American banker Harry A Nickerson, referred to yesterday, which had been Halibut catching on the Labrador, had put into Bay Bulls with two sick men on board.
Seamen are now scarce both here and at Harbor Grace. The Capt. of the Danish schooner Jras, who had two men desert last week, offered all kinds of inducements to get men while here, and only could procure one, who was given almost twice the wages paid the deserters.
The weather up country yesterday was almost similar to that experienced in the city, and there was indication of a change last night, the report being: Port Aux Basques — S.E.; light; dull; 50 above. Bay of Islands — S.E.; foggy; raining; 55 above. Quarry — S.E.; foggy; raining; 40 above. Bishop’s Falls — S.E.; light; raining; 50 above. Clarenville — N.E.; light, 50 above. Whitbourne — S.E.; light; dull; 56 above.
Letters received by the Ingraham, say that herring have struck in at Labrador, and that the fishermen had taken some at Battle Harbor. Last year, herring were plentiful on the Coast, but as they had not made their appearance for many years, the fishermen were not prepared to catch them. Last winter however, some nets were knitted, and it is more than likely the delightful Labrador herring will be on the market again this fall.
Mr. Quinton, late Manager of the Safe Harbor Whaling Factory, will leave at an early date for British Columbia, to act as Manager of one of the whaling factories there.
Fish were very plentiful off St. John’s yesterday, and some traps secured good hauls. John Taylor had 40 quintals, as much more would have been secured, but for an accident to the trap.
From parties who arrive from the Southern Shore yesterday, we learn that very little has been done with fish for the last week, and that reports being sent here are greatly exaggerated.
Four cases of scarlet fever have broken out in a house at Mobile, and the mother is also ill from another disease. The matter was reported to Mr. M.P. Cashin, M.H.A., who engaged the service of Dr. Freebairn yesterday.
The past ten days, dense fog has covered almost the whole South West Coast, making it impossible for the coastal steamers to keep up to schedule time. Reports from the Argyle say that during last week, scarcely anything was done by the fishermen from Placentia to Lamaline.
Reids private yacht, Fife, came off dock yesterday, and sails today for Bay of Islands, to connect, it is said, with the Governor's Party.
At the Oratory of the Sacred Heart, Military Road, Sunday last, Miss Doyle, daughter of Mr. James Doyle, West Coast, and Miss McDermott, of this city, took the white veil, the ceremony being performed by His Grace, Archbishop Howely, a number of the Clergy also being present. His Grace also delivered an impressive address to the young ladies, where to devote their lives to charity. Miss Doyle will be known in religion as Sister Mary Dominic, and Miss McDermott as Sister Mary Baptist."
| July 24 1907 || FALSE REPORTS POOR FISHERY || From parties who arrived by the Prospero, we learn that the fishery reports sent here during the last ten days, have been entirely misleading. From Trepassey to Lamaline, nothing has been done since the thunder storm. In the bays, similar results have followed, and less than 500 quintals of fish have been landed along the whole coast. The fishermen are unable to account for the happening, as since then, bait has been fairly plentiful in these parts. |
| July 24 1907 || PLENTY SQUID ON SOUTH SHORE || The banking schooner, owned by J Petties, was at Ferryland yesterday, having on board a fairly good catch. Squid were plentiful at Cape Broyle, and the Lunenburg vessel, Lucania, took a full supply and sailed for the Banks. She left Lunenburg June 1st, and since then, secured 700 quintals. She reported fish plentiful on the Banks, and that the Lunenburg, French, American, and Newfoundland fleets, are doing well. |
| July 24 1907 || FOREMAST SPRUNG, TWO MEN ILL || The banking schooner commanded by John Francis Lewis, and owned by Mr. Paul, of Burin, arrived at the latter port a few says ago, with her foremast sprung, and otherwise damaged. Two of the crew were ill, and so badly, that medical attendance was required. The schooner, on her last trip, experienced severe weather, and did poorly with the fish. By this time, no doubt, Captain Lewis has baited and sailed again. |
| July 24 1907 || DOING WELL, OBJECTION RAISED || The Belleoram banking schooner, Captain Randell Fudge, returned from the straits a few days ago, with 900 quintals. This big catch was taken on trawls, and we learn considerable objection arose with the banker’s crew and the Straits fishermen, because of the fish being split on the ground, the old complaint being made, that the waters would be polluted. Capt. Fudge has 1,500 quintals landed to date, and his prospects for being among the high liners are good. |
| July 24 1907 || PROSPERO ARRIVES. || "Latest Fishery News:
S.S. Prospero, Capt. Fitzpatrick, arrived in port at 3.45 yesterday afternoon, after an unagreeable passage, thick fog being experienced during the entire trip from Bonne Bay to St. John’s. Capt. Fitzpatrick informs us yesterday, that it was the foggiest he has ever made, and necessitated him being on the bridge all the time. Notwithstanding the disagreeable weather however, the passengers had a very enjoyable time, and on Friday last, a concert was held on board, the program being as follows: —
Address from the Chairman — Rev. Kennedy. Instrumental Solo – Miss R. O’Reilly. Solo, (Daddy) — Miss M.C. Duder, Solo (Rocked in the cradle of the deep) — Mr. F.L Bradshaw, Duet — Misses R. O’Reilly and Cluett. Solo (My Old Kentucky Home) — Miss R. O’Reilly, Solo (I Couldn’t) – Mr. James McKinley. Instrumental Duett — Miss M.C. Duder and R. O’Reilly, Solo (Spanish Cavalier) — Mr. J.H. Eustace, Solo (Sing Me to Sleep) – Miss R O’Reilly, Duett (Life’s Dream’s O’er) — Miss M.C. Duder and Mr. H.F. Snow. Solo (Bluebells) — Miss P Budgell, Auld Lang Syne. God Save the King.
The Round trippers expressed themselves yesterday, as being delighted with the treatement accorded them by Capt. Fitzpatrick and the other Officers, who left nothing undone to add to their enjoyment.
Capt. Fitzpatrick brought fairly good reports of the fishery in the Straits. From Bonne Bay down to the Straits, the fishery is remarkable good, and on the other side it is equally so. All the Western schooners are coming home with good trips. Only one of them has yet arrived, that of Capt. Randell Fudge, which arrived Monday with 900 quintals. From Cape Ray down to Fortune Bay, there is practicaly no fish. Traps in Lamaline, St. Lawrence, and Burin, average about 150 quintals each. At St. Mary’s, traps did well until two or three days ago, when fish struck off. From Placentia to St. John’s there is nothing doing, there being no fish at Trapessey since last Saturday week.
The Prospero brought a large freight and the following passengers: — Rev .Bros Kennedy and O’Flanagan, Messrs A Easterbrook, E. Canning, F. Bradshaw, A.W. O’Reilly, R. Sainthill, J.H. Eustace, J. Carter, W.L. Mercer, Mesdames Melvin, Costello, Carew, Walsk, Condon, Misses O’Reilly, M.C. Dider, P. Budgell, Power, Fowler, Walsh, Kane, Lidwell, Badcock, Master Carew, and seventeen in second cabin."
| July 24 1907 || CARBONEAR || "MR. Warren, of the firm of Warren, Cakebread & Co., England, paid his annual visit to customers here the past week
Mr. Pumphrey of Hr. Grace, is suppling at the Postal Telegraph Office, while W.J. McCarthy enjoys a month’s holidays.
The schooner Onward, J.W. Pike, Master, arrived Thursday to J & J Maddock, from Quirpon via St. John’s. The Onward will sail again in a few days to take up her summer work of trading on the Labrador coast.
The latest report of the fishery on the upper part of the Bay de Verde district, are very encouraging. At Spout Cove last week, for a few days, the traps hauled 20 to 30 quintals daily.
Rev. Chas. Hackett, Pastor of George St. Methodist Church, St. John’s, is spending a few days in our town before proceeding on his holiday trip to Labrador.
Rev. F.W. Colley, incumbent of St. James Church, and Mrs Colley, are enjoying a brief holiday at Foxtrap. Mr. Llewellyn Colley, Principal of St. James’ school, has gone to Burgeo to spend his vacation.
Mr. Frank Howell of J & J Maddcock’s employ, returned from the General Hospital of the city on Thursday, having improved in health so rapidly, that a resort to an operation was deemed unnecessary.
The funeral of the late Captain Jos. C. Taylor took place on Thursday afternoon at 3.45 p.m. Many relations, and a large concourse of friends, availed of the opportunity of paying their last tribute of respect to the deceased. The Masonic fraternity attended in all the splendour of full regalia, whilst the L.O. Association were well represented by many brethren of the royal Scarlet and Black Preceptory. The Church service was conducted by Rev. T.B. Darby, Chas. Lynch, G H. Richardon, and C Hackett.
The West End was enlivened on Monday afternoon last, by the arrival of the C.C.C. band from the city. The excellent concert given by them in St. Patrick’s Hall in the evening, was listened to by an appreciative audience. An elaborate program was prepared, consisting of military marches, polkas and instrumental solos, with several vocal songs, interspersed with such as “The Irish Emigrant” “The Heart bowed down, “ Etc., Etc. The songs rendered by Messrs Fox and Higgins, members of the band, met with very favourable criticism. After the concert, a dance was put on, in which a large number of the youthful participated. Master Paul Mackey substituted the trumpeters at the dance, by supplying music with the violin.
Rev. J.W. Guy, Missionary of Hamilton Inlet Labrador, came by the last Virginia Lake to spend a short holiday at home. He is accompanied by his assistant, Rev. F. Boone, who is stationed at Sandwich Bay. We learn that Mr. Guy has volunteered another year’s service on that isolated Mission of the Methodist.
Rev. D. Norman, Japanese Missionary, preached in the Methodist Church Sunday evening. Mr. Norman’s lecture, the coming Friday evening, on his nine years experience among the Japanese people, promises to be a rare opportunity for us to learn to some extent, how things are done in that land.
| July 24 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || "REIDS:
Home arrived at Bay of Islands yesterday. Glencoe arrived at Port aux Basques at 7.30 p.m. yesterday.
Argyle left Sound Island at 8.15 a.m. yesterday. Dundee left Greenspond at 6.30 p.m. yesterday. Ethie arrived at Catalina at 2 p.m. yesterday. Clyde arrived at Twillingate at 1.30 p.m. yesterday. Virginia Lake is North of Tilt Cove."
| July 24 1907 || AN ALLEGED ATROCIOUS AFFAIR || It was currently reported last night that a most atrocious act was committed within the last 48 hours, by a person well known in Police circles. The matter is of grave importance, and if the reports be true, immediate attention should br given the matter. The Police will willingly learn from the News, the story, as told their Reporter. |
| July 24 1907 || SQUID PLENTIFUL ON THE BANKS || We are informed by passengers who arrived from the Westward, that the recent banking arrivals, report fish plentiful on the Banks, and also a good sign of squid. The Excelds, Capt. Lewis, M.H.A., is reported, with having secured almost a full load, and that when her caplin ran short, a supply of squid was taken, and she is now due at Harbor Breton with a full load – about 1,200 quintals. Should Capt. Lewis have such a large catch, he will lead all other bankers, even those fishing a month in advance of him. |
| July 24 1907 || LOOKING FOR HEIRS || Mr. Franklin R. Carpenter of Denver, Col., has been in the city the last few days, looking up a family named Parrell. About 20 years ago, Hugh Parrell, who emigrated from Ireland about 1789, died in West Virginia, instate, leaving property and land to the value of almost half a million. Since then, the authorities have been looking for those entitled to the estate, but nothing has been definitely arranged. Mr. Carpenter, who is one of the family, located one of the relations in this city, of which Mr. M.L. Parrell is a grandson. The amount left has accumulated since, and a big sum is now awaiting the rightful heir. |
| July 24 1907 || PERSONAL || "Mr. C.H. Hutchings left for Topsail by last evening’s train.
Mr. J Carter, of Ferryland, arrived by the Prospero, yesterday.
Mrs. T.H. Leamon left for Canada by last evening’s express.
Mr. J.C. Quinton left for British Columbia, by yesterday’s express.
Mr. R.W. Strong arrived in town from New York, by Monday’s express.
A.B. Morien and party joined yesterday’s express at Salmonier, for Toronto.
Dr. L. Giovannette, of Bell Island, arrived in town yesterday morning on business, and returned to the Island last evening, via Portugal Cove.
Messrs A Easterbrook, E. Canning, Bradshaw and P Sainthill, who were making the round trip in the Prospero, returned yesterday.
Rev. Fr. Badcock, P.P. Gaambo, has been seriously ill for several days, and yesterday, Rev. J.J. Roe, P.P., Harbor Main, left for Gambo, to administer the sacraments. Dr. Chisholm has also left to attend the sick Priest.
Mr. Thomas Mott, of Dartmouth, N.S., who has been paying a visit to his son, Mr. H.Y. Mott, of this city, left for home by the S.S. Dahome, on Monday night. His stay here, despite the cold weather, was thoroughly enjoyed by him, and in bidding “good bye”, we add “au revoir” ."
| July 24 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "There has been good fishing along the railway, the last few days.
Mr. David Scott, Govt. Supt. Telegraphs, went out by express last evening, along the line.
Mr. M.P. Cashin, who was in town since Sunday on business, left for home last evening.
The Morine party are credited with landing and catching 233 salmon, one of the biggest catches on record.
Mr. J.K. Piercy, who has been in town for several days, left for Botwoodville, by yesterday’s express.
Capt. Blandford of the Home, reports dull and foggy weather all the last trip. The fishery in the Straits still continues good.
Mrs. P.J. McDONALD, a former resident of Water Street West, died at Cambridge, U.S.A.,on the 12th, after a short illness. Deceased has many friends in St. John’s.
Miss McGrath, the Bombay passenger, was taken to the Penitentiary yesterday, and will remain until the arrival of the first Allan boat, when she will be sent to Montreal.
There are several vessels now on the West Coast, loading new fish for Oporto. The stocks at that place are the shortest for some time. There are several cargoes, however, now on the way.
On New Gower Street, between Springdale St. and Buchanan St., despite the late rain, the drains are in an awful condition, and Council officials – who are paid to do so — should look to the matter at once
Some hooligans — or worse — hang around the West End Park, and domestics with children, are afraid to go there. If the Police would pay a visit there in daytime, they would be able to get information, and prosecute these objectionable persons.
Mr. J. O’Flaherty was seen for the first time in public, on the football field last night, with the C.C.C. He played in the full back position, and his work was most creditable. In the future, much will be expected from him.
Within the next few days, it is expected that caplin will leave the shores, as the advent of squid always drives them off. This means that the trapping voyage will only live a few days — a week or so longer - in which the voyage will have to be made.
The entries for the sculling races on Regatta Day , will likely be above the estimate, as it was intended to confine the race to six competitors. As above double this number intend contesting, no doubt the committee will make arrangements for them to take part.
The work of opening and taking up the old water pipes, that were laid down in the new line, will begin next week, tenders to be considered being called next Friday. The work will be rushed expeditiously — do not desire another year’s delay.
The following passengers went out by the evening’s express, C.H. Hutching, Mrs. T.H. Leamen, Miss K Ruxton, J. Crawford, Mrs M. Sullivan, Miss E. March, Miss Lormier, Miss M Leinard, J.C. Quinton, J.K. Piercy, P.L. Roulde, R.H. Simpson.
The surveying ship Ellinor went on dock yesterday.
The man Churchill, who was injured at the Dock Monday, was doing fairly well yesterday and last night, and will likely recover.
The Reid Co.’s yacht, Fife, Capt. Taylor, sails today for Bay of Islands. Mr. W.D. Reid leaves tomorrow to join her at that port.
Mr. A.W. and Miss Rose O’Reilly, who were on the round trip of the Prospero, enjoyed their passage very much, and are loud in the praise of Captain and crew.
Friday night, passing between Burgeo and Ramea, the S.S. Prospero experienced a severe thunder storm. From 4 p.m. to 5, the thunder claps were deafening, coming from the Westward.
The barqt. Lavinia, Wilson, made one of the best runs in recent years, on her last trip to Oporto. She was outside of Oporto Harbor in less than ten days, a passage that was only broken once, and that by a Carbonear schooner some years ago.
Capt. Moses Bartlett left Sydney, in the yacht John M. Bradley, a few days ago for Labrador, having onboard a full Newfoundland crew. The yacht, which is fitted with an auxiliary engine, will go as far as weather and ice conditions will permit.
Farmers complain that the wet spurt of the last two weeks, will have the effect of spoiling the vegetable crops, except some hot weather follows. The hay and oats crops however, are the best for several years, which, considering the price, will be a bonanza to our farmers.
Some visitors now in the city, suggest that the windows of the Water Street stores be divested of the summer show of “sun” shades, straw hats, etc, and they may be a possibility of a few fine days. Some others think that the visitors are the cause of the annoyance to the weather Clerk.
Mr. Jessie Whiteway had a message yesterday, from Capt. W. Winsor, Sr., that Capt. Jesse Winsor, in the schooner Duke, was leaving Bonne Esperance with 750 quintals, and the Captain, William Jr. was reported with 400 . The Winsor’s are to be congratulate on their excellent trips.
The following weather report was received last night: Port aux Basques —calm, fine, 58 above. Bay of Islands — E. Light, fine, 60 above. Quarry — N. E., calm, 50 above. Bishop’s Falls — calm, raining, 50 above. Clarenville — N.E., dull, foggy, 52 above. Whitbourne — N. E. , light, raining, 48 above.
Up to the hour of going to press there was no account of the missing boy Dooley, to whom the News referred yesterday. All day yesterday, and till a late hour last night, the Police, with a number of civilians, were engaged in dragging the water near the Municipal Basin and Mudge's premises. Several parties also scoured the woods, and around Kilbride and Waterford Bridge Road, but no trace of him was found. The parents of the lad are in a very bad state over the lad’s disappearance, and it is now generally believed he is dead.
The traps on the local grounds did fairly well yesterday.
The schooner Amy Louise, Sheppard, will load at Bowring Bros. for Brazil.
His Excellency the Governor-in-Council has been pleased to appoint Mr. James Carter to be Wreck Commissioner from LeManche to Fermeuse, exclusive, District of Ferryland, in place of Mr. W.J.S. Carter, retired; Mr. Archbild Wilcox (Bay Roberts), to be a Surveyor of Lumber.
Capt. Tooker, R.N. , of H.M. surveying ship Ellinor, asked us to correct a paragraph which appeared in yesterday issue concerning the vessel. She is not in any way connected with the Government of Canada, being entirely under the orders of the British Admiralty and controlled by officers of the Imperial service.
There was only one arrest made last night, a drunk.
There was no scarlet fever cases reported yesterday, but a case of typhoid developed in a house on Balsam St., Monday.
The Nickle was crowded again last night. Monday night’s program was repeated and the various pictures were appreciated by the audience.
Fish was plentiful at Pouch Cove Monday, and both traps and hook and liners did well. A man named Moulton secured 100 quintals, and another named Ryan, 70. At Outer Cove, fishing was fairly good, but at Flat Rock, there was practically nothing."
| July 25 1907 || LONE MARINER’S LONG VOYAGE || Halifax, July 16th — The sloop yacht Arradoon, Tupper, known as the “lone mariner” sailed on Monday from Liverpool, N.S., for Florida and New York. The Arradoon is about three tons burden. If all goes well, Mr. Tupper will extend his trip around the world. He expects to make the trip in two years. |
| July 25 1907 || A GOOD TRIP || J Davis’ boat arrived at Placentia Tuesday, from Cape St. Mary’s, with a full load of fish taken with traps. Around Cape St. Mary’s and Golden Bay, about 100 traps are set, of which all have done fairly well. The last few days however, but little has been done owing to the unfavourable weather. Another two weeks will likely close the trap voyage. |
| July 25 1907 || WEDDING BELLS || "RYAN — WILLIAMS: A pretty wedding took place at the Sacred Heart Rectory at Fall River, Mass., on June 6, when Miss Ella Ryan and Mr. W.H. Williams were united in marriage by the Rev. Father MaCabe. The bride was neatly gowned in white silk trimmed with lace, and wore a white hat with ostrich plume. Her bridesmaid was Miss Mamie Rogan, and Mr. Thomas J Ryan was best man. The happy couple left by train for Boston, where the honeymoon was spent.
MacDONALD — MacGREGOR: A very pretty wedding took place at St. Thomas’s Church at 7 o’clock yesterday morning, when Miss Bessie MacDonald, sister of Mr. R.G. MacDonald , and Mr. E.J. MacGregor, of the Postal Department, were made man and wife, the ceremony being performed by Rev. Canon Dunfield. The bride was attired in a handsome travelling dress, and was attended by Miss G. Hutchings, while Mr. Peter Williams performed the duties of best man. Mr. R.G. MacDonald, brother of the bride, acted as father-giver. Only the immediate friends of the bride and groom were present. After the ceremony, the party drove to the residence of Mr. R.G. MacDonald, Colonial St., where the wedding breakfast was served, after which the couple drove to Waterford Bridge, and there boarded the 8.45 train for Avondale, where the honeymoon will be spent. The presents received by the bride were numerous and costly. The News wishes Mr. and Mrs. Macgregor many years of wedded happiness."
| July 25 1907 || NAUTICAL || S.S. Silvia Halifax for here at noon yesterday. S.S. Rosalind left Halifax for New York at noon yesterday. Schooner Julia Forsey, sailed today for Belleoram, taking supplies from Harvey & Co. Braqt. Ich Dien, Kennedy, is now discharging her cargo of molasses at Messrs Harvey & Co.’s. S.S. Violet, Kendrick, left yesterday afternoon for Hudson Bay, taking supplies from Tasker Cook, for Revillon Bros. She will call at Rigolette on the way down. |
| July 25 1907 || WORK PROGRESSING || We learn that work on the Dominion Pier at Bell Island is progressing favourably, and will be completed in about two weeks. The N.S. Steel Co. were very busy last week, and during that time, had six steamers to load, shipping about 35,000 tons of ore. |
| July 25 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || "Rev. Mr. Mercer, from Bay Roberts, Dr. Ames, and Messrs LeGeow and Vatcher, of the North Shore, were in town on Monday.
Mr. Leonard Hennessey arrived from Lynn, Mass, by Saturday’s express, on a visit to his parents, Mr. and Mrs John Hennessey.
Miss Lawn Kent, of St. John’s, is now spending a time here, as guest of Miss Nellie Lahey, daughter of Mr. Patrick Lahey.
Rev. Ralph Strathie preached two powerful and edifying sermons at the Presbyterian Church here on Sunday last.
Mr. William Beaton, Carpenter, will shortly be engaged in making all required repairs to the smallpox Hospital here.
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Knight, Mrs. Herbert Knight and two sons, and Mr. A.T. Lawrence, were guests at Gordon Lodge, on Monday.
Mr. Thomas Pumphrey of this town, is now at Carbonear relieving Mr. W. McCarthy, Postal Telegraph Operator, who is unwell.
Capt Sheppard, of Messrs Munn & Co.’s brigt Amy Louise, arrived from St. John’s by Monday afternoon’s train, and returned that evening.
Messrs Ernest Godden, Joseph Ross, Mr. and Mrs. John Lynch, and Miss Bertha Wills, left for St. John’s by Monday morning’s train.
Mrs. CRANE, relict of the late James Crane of Island Cove, died on Sunday, at the advanced age of 85 years. She leaves three sons and two daughters to mourn a sad loss. The funeral takes place on Wednesday.
Rev. John Lynch, late of Fortune Harbor, and his sister, Mrs. J.P. Murphy of Catalina , arrived in town on Sunday. Fr. Lynch will shortly take up residence at Northern Bay, as Parish Priest.
Messrs Munn & Co.’s steamer Louise, Capt. E. Burke, left Sydney Monday afternoon, with coal for Port de Grave. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Morrison, Miss Miller, Mrs. Hall and daughter, Mrs. W.P Rogerson and daughter, left for St. John’s by Monday evening’s train.
Miss Mary C. Murphy, daughter of Mr. J.J. Murphy of St. John’s, is now on a visit to her aunt, Mrs. Daniel Pumphrey. Miss Murphy's friends are pleased that she is so well after her recent illness. Since her arrival here, her health has greatly improved. She will likely remain all the summer.
The Misses Jardine (2) and the Misses Chisholm (2), of Halifax, drove to town from Bay Roberts today, and returned in the evening.
Mr. Eugene Noel will leave by tomorrow evening’s train, en route to Bonavista and Notre Dame Bays, on business trip.
Rev. Canon Noel for Broad Cove; Mrs W. Bailey and her five children, and Miss Craig for Whitebourn, went out by this morning’s train. Miss Beatrice Noel for Catalina, en route to Bonavista, left by the afternoon’s train for Carbonear. Mr. Nat. Coombs for Lynn, Mass.; Mr. R.D. McRae for Sydney; Mr. A.T. Lawrence for Brigus, and two commercial travellers for Bay Roberts, went out by this evening’s train.
Mr. Nicholas Perry of this town, has shown himself to be an expert knitter of twine. Not many men can show a greater proficiency in this work than he can. To give an idea of the speed at which Mr. Perry can work twine, he has knitted 20 lbs in two days. During last winter and spring, he knitted 500 lbs. of 4 inch mesh cotton twine, and eight 15 qtl cod-bags, for Messrs. R.D. McRae & Sons; for Mr. Norman Munn, and 140 lbs of cotton twine and 3 dozen rands of salmon twine - 4 inch mesh, for Mr. Andrew Parsons. For seven weeks of the winter, Mr. Perry was sick so that he could not work at the twine very much. He is so faithful in the performance of his work that his service are eagerly sought after. There is nothing in the matter of twine-knitting that Mr. Perry is unable to perform.
In last Friday’s issue of the Standard, there appears a letter from the Rev. Canon Noel. This letter deals with the question of Hospitals for the larger bays, and the arguments set forth in it are worthy of consideration by those who take an interest in the welfare of our outport people. In referring to the Hospital accommodations at St. John’s, when alluding to the Penitentiary as a possible emergency Hospital, there is just a suspicion of irony about his remarks, and there is a metallic ring about his utterances, which reverberates as does the sound after the discharge of a mountain Howitzer. It would be well if other writers would take up the matter of Hospitals, and show the Government that it cannot afford to disregard the wants of the our people. Many times have letters appeared in the papers, calling attention to the necessity for such Hospitals, and giving reasons why all such institutions should not be confined to St. John’s, and if the proper course were taken, its weight must force the Government to concede the benefit. A public meeting, a memorial, and earnest representation by our members, could effect wonders.
CORRESPONDENT, Harbor Grace, July 23rd, 1907."
| July 25 1907 || PERSONAL || Rev. E.P Roche arrived on last night’s train. Mr. M.K Greene leaves by the Prospero this morning, and will make the round Trip. Rev. Canon Smith leaves by the Prospero this morning on a vacation. Mr. A. Cake leaves this morning by the Prospero, making the round trip. Rev. Canon Pilot and Miss Pilot leave by the Prospero this morning on a pleasure trip. Rev. J.J. McGrath, P.P. Bell Island, was in the city yesterday. Rev. Father Ashley, P.P. Portugal Cove, was visiting friends in town, yesterday. Dr. F.D. Gill returned from Bell Island yesterday, where he had been for the past ten days, on business and pleasure combined. |
| July 25 1907 || NAUTICAL || "S.S. Silvia is due from Halifax this morning. Schooner Electra, Cundy, is now due from Hull with a general cargo. Schooner Olive, Fitzgerald, arrived from Cadiz yesterday, after a passage of 23 days. Schooner Ellen, Pittman, sails tonight for Smith’s Sound, T.B., taking general cargo from Harvey & Co. Schooner Belle Franklin, Haines, is now discharging lumber from Botwoodville at W & G Rendell’s premises. S.S. Crustacean returned from Bell Island, where she was, with freight for J.C. Stewart, yesterday afternoon. Messrs Bates and Legingham made the round trip on her.
S.S. Aggie arrived in port yesterday morning, and coaled at a Harvey & Co. during the afternoon. She will leave in a day or two for the Labrador, taking down salt and provisions for E. Kennedy and others. Barqt. R.J. Owens, Owens Master, 27 days from Cadiz, arrived yesterday, bringing salt to W.A. Munn. The Owens will not discharge here, but after loading some provisions, will sail for the Labrador. Schooner Roanoke, Petite, arrived in port yesterday from Annapolis, N.S. after a passage of 10 days. Light winds were experienced during the entire passage. The Roanoke brings 226,000 face brick for Davey Bros. Barqt. M.A. James, Hughes, arrived in port yesterday morning from Cadiz, to a. S. Rendell & Co., after a passage of 27 days. The James has a full cargo of salt, which she takes to Grady, for R.D. McRae & Sons, and will load fish from that firm for Europe."
| July 25 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || "BOWRINGS: Portia is North of Baie Verte. Prospero, Fitzpatrick, sails at 10 this morning for Western ports, taking a full cargo and the following passengers: Revs. Canons Smith and Pilot, Messrs A. Cake, M. Breene, W. Duggan, E. LeMessurier, R. LeMesurier, Wadden, M.K. Green, Savage, J.E. Burgess; Masdames Smith, Colton, Misses English, Cainess, Savage (2), Burgess, Duggan, Pilot, Colton, Evans, O’Neil Vinnicombe, and 15 in second cabin.
REIDS: Home left Bay of Islands at 6.30 last evening. Glencoe left Burgeo coming East, at 6.30 p.m. yesterday. Ethie arrived at Clarenville at 8 p.m. yesterday. Dundee arrived at Port Blandford at 7.20 p.m. yesterday. Clyde arrived at Lewisporte at 4 p.m. yesterday. Argyle left Placentia at 6.20 p.m. yesterday, going West. Virginia Lake is North of Tilt Cove."
| July 25 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "The surveying ship Ellinor comes off the Dock today.
At Bay Bulls, the traps now average about 120 quintals. They did fairly well this week.
The schooner Ich Dien, Kennedy, has been chartered by Bowring Bros., to load fish for Brazil.
The whaling factories West, have done poorly the last month, only six fish being taken for all the stations.
Mr. Albert Bradshaw arrived from Placentia by last night’s train. He reports fish scarce throughout the Bay.
The traps at Brigus South have from 60 to 200 quintals each, ashore, and there is every prospect of a good voyage.
A number of intending competition are now practicing for the walking match, to take place at the Mount Cashel sports.
Mr. E. Murphy, Catalina, is doing well with the fish, and reports all traps in that vicinity doing fair.
The Ingraham will likely go North again to finish her mission, which was not completed, owing to the ice being on the Coast.
A young man named Doody is now being drilled by Inspector Grimes. He will be stationed in the West End, which department is now short of Police.
His Excellency the Governor is expected back by today’s express, having been called to attend a special meeting of the Executive tomorrow night.
Fishermen are now complaining, that the backward weather will likely spoil the making of thousand of quintals of fish. In several harbors, the article is rotting in the stores, for want of fine weather.
The Hermitage Bay fishery is the worst for years, and except fish strikes in, in abundance, the result will be a serious matter to the fishermen. Mr. T. Garland, of Gaultous has 1500 quintals landed.
Reid’s private yacht, Fife, left at 4.30 a.m. yesterday, for Bay of Islands, Capt. Taylor being in charge. Mr. W.D. Reid will join her tomorrow, and will cruise with Earl Grey in the Straits and on Labrador.
During the last few days, boys have visited several of the nearby farms, and in looking for turnips, have destroyed hundred of dollars’ worth of crops. The parents of those reckless youths should restrain them, otherwise they will end up in Court.
The day young Dooley strayed from his home, a strange looking man followed two boys of tender age, who were playing on the Southside Hill. The boys say he caught them and asked several questions, but seeing an opportunity, they ran away. The stranger did not give chase.
The weather was somewhat finer along the line yesterday, though not too much so. The following are last night’s reports: Port aux Basques — E., light, dull, 50 above. Bay of Islands — Calm, dull, 62 above. Quarry — N.E., light, foggy, 50 above. Bishop’s Falls — N.E., Light, dull, 50 above. Clarenville — N.E., light, dull, 52 above. Whitbourne — N.E., light, dull, 48 above.
J Barbour’s schooner has arrived at Newtown B.B. from the Straits, with 400 quintals of fish. Two salmon were caught at Doyle’s Station yesterday, weighing 29 pounds. Salmon are now plentiful in that vicinity.
Squid was plentiful on Caplin Bay, yesterday. There were two bankers at Bay Bulls, looking for bait, and, no doubt secured supplies.
Yesterday a notorious character was arrested in connection with the alleged atrocity. He was allowed out in the afternoon, though in the meantime, the Police will look up evidence.
The distance of the new line that the old pipes are now being taken up by the Council, is about 6,000 feet. The cost of the back filling, taking up, and laying the new pipes, will be about $20,000."
| July 26 1907 || THIS LOOKS A FISHY STORY || A few days ago we are told, while Mr. Peter Kielly of Petty Harbor was splitting some fish which had been taken in his trap, he found in the stomach of one, a tin of lobsters, in excellent condition. The can was opened in the stage room, and two of his assistants, so Mr. Keilly says, ate the contents, which were well preserved. The fish, no doubt, must have been large to swallow a tin of lobsters without mastication, and evidently came ashore for it, as lobsters are too high priced at present to be thrown overboard. |
| July 26 1907 || YESTERDAY ARRIVALS || "S.S. Silvia, Farrell, reached port yesterday afternoon at 1.30, after a fine voyage, no fog being met for the entire trip. The Silvia brought about half cargo, four bags of mail, and the following passengers from New York: – Messrs T.U. Todd, O.T. Finn, P.A. Green, C. Pierce, G.F. Gruber, D. Furth, J.G. Granson, W.T. Hitchcock, U.G. Parker, C.G. Summers, F.F. Lomax, Mesdames Todd, M. Green, Finn, Green, Gruber, Parker, Sister Euchoria, Sister Cecilia, Masters Gruber and Parker. From Halifax — Messrs, M. Smallwood, W.W. Moyes, A..P. Smith, A.M. Smith, Geo. Knowles, W.C. Torry, M.P. Murphy, T F. Murphy, Chas. Masters, Daniel, Abrams, Mesdames Terry and Coles, and twenty in second cabin.
S.S. Bonavista, Fraser, arrived in port at 10.30 last night, from Montreal and Gulf ports. Fine weather was experienced during the trip. The Bonavista brought about two-thirds cargo, 37 head of cattle, 60 sheep and 5 horses and the following passengers: – Messrs C.A. Pease, G. Williams, W. Williams, P. Huott, H. McDonald, C Ayre, R.J. MacDonald, Paul Lesperance, R.A.P. Whiteford, J.G. Webber, S. Gaudrey, Jos. Davoust, W. Hums, D.M. Farmer, Fowler, Major J.B. Gibson, Master Fowler; Mesdames C.A. Pease, G. Williams, Grant, R.J. MacDonald and child, S. Gaudrey, Jos. Davoust, Nichols, Bartlett, Hughes, Fowler, Misses M. Clift, N. Dwyer, G.C. Morgan, F. Fowler, H. fowler, and 24 in steerage."
| July 26 1907 || ASSAULTING YOUNG WOMEN || Yesterday morning, a complaint was made in Court against two young men of the West End, by two women, who allege that they attempted to assault them near Victoria Park. Summonses were issued forthwith, and Constable Lawlor found both. They proclaimed their innocence, but as the case is now in the hands of the Court, they will have to establish themselves as innocent before the Magistrate, tomorrow morning. |
| July 26 1907 || BOY ARRESTED FOR THEFT || Last evening, a lad of the East End was arrested and charged with the theft of some articles from the store of Peter Peddle, Water St. At the Station, the youngster was questioned, and the answers were not consistence. After being detained for a few hours, he was allow to go until this morning, when he will appear before the Magistrate. The case was in the hands of Constable Furlong, who found the stolen articles, which had been sold. |
| July 26 1907 || STILL ANOTHER ACCIDENT || Yesterday afternoon, a six year old boy named Pinsent, met with a serious accident in Hamilton St. He attempted to board one of the F.B. Wood Co.’s delivery wagons, and fell between the wheels. Before the horse stopped, the wheels made several revolutions, and when Pinsent was picked up, he was unconscious. He was taken to Dr. Campbell’s surgery, and examination showed that his right leg was broken, which was placed in splints by the Doctor. No blame is attached to the Driver. |
| July 26 1907 || LOOKING FOR LOST CHILD || Sir. E.P. Morris issued instructions yesterday, that a Diver be sent down in the waters in which the boy Dooley was supposed to be drowned. In the afternoon, Diver Glynn searched about the Municipal Basin for more than two hours, but without success. It is now believed that if the child was drowned in the Basin, the tide has taken the body down the Harbor, and the chances of discovery are small. |
| July 26 1907 || PERSONAL || "Mr. S.E. Garland returned to town by yesterday’s train. Mr. C. Chetwyard left for the West Coast, last evening, on business. Mayor Gibbs left for Holyrood by last evening’s train. He will return to town tomorrow.
Mrs. Frazer, sister of Mr P.T. McGrath, Editor of the Herald, arrived by yesterday’s train. Mr. R. Cowan, who was visiting his son at Montreal, returned by the Bonavista, last night. Mr. H.C. Hansson, of the Anglo-Nfld Dev. Co., Grand Falls, arrived in town, yesterday, and is at the Crosbie. Miss Mildred Clift, who was on a visit to friends in Canada, returned by the Bonavista last night. Major J.B. Gibson, of the Canadian Artillery, stationed at Montreal, is making the round trip on the Bonavista. Mr. R. Knight, who has been absent from the city for 18 years, returned on a short visit, by the Silvia. Mrs. Bartlett, wife of Capt. John Bartlett, formerly of Brigus, arrived from Quebec by the Bonavista, on a visit to friends. Mr. M. Wadden, who was visiting his sister, Sister Xavior, at Bay St. George’s Convent, returned by yesterday’s express. Mr. Charles Ayre, Jr., who was studying at McGill University, Montreal, returned by the Bonavista to spend his vacation here. Mr. S. Gaudrey, Accountant of the District Savings Bank, Montreal, is making the round trip by the Bonavista, accompanied by Mrs. Gaudrey. Mrs. S.B. Coles, of Boston, formerly of the city, arrived by the Silvia yesterday, after an absence of forty years. Mr. Coles is making the round trip. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. R. Williams and Mr. Walter Williams, who were on a pleasure trip to Canada, returned by the Bonavista last night, and are looking well. Mr. R.J. MacDonald, Manager of a large milling concern in Canada, is making the round trip by the Bonavista. Mr. MacDonald is accompanied by Mrs MacDonald and their little boy. Mr. Z.J. Fowler, a prominent Railway Contractor of Ottawa, Canada, arrived by the Bonavista last night, on a visit. We understand Mr. Fowler was at one time associated with Sir R.G. Reid on railway construction work in Canada. Mr. Fowler is accompanied by Mrs. Fowler, Master Walter Fowler, and Misses Florence and Helen Fowler. They are staying at the Crosbie." |
| July 26 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "A suggestion has been made that the greasy pole be one of the features at the Regatta this year. During the interval, which is certainly monotonous, this event would be as interesting as in the days of Von Stein.
There was no change in the weather conditions yesterday along the railway. The following reports were received last night: Port aux Basques — E., light, dull, 50 above. Bay of Islands — Calm, fine, 46 above.
Quarry — E. Light, dull, 55 above. Bishop’s Falls — N.W., light, fine, 56 above. Clarenville — S.E., light, fine, 55 above. Whitbourne — calm, dull, 43 above.
The following guests registered at the Crosbie yesterday: – H.C. Hannson, Grand Falls, Miss F.E.M. Roberts, Toronto, C. Masters, Montreal, W.W. Moyer, Toronto, Rev. J.W. McConnell, Fredericton, Mr. and Mrs. H.G. Parker, H.G. Parker, Jr., New Brunswick, N.J.; Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Todd, New York, Mr. and Mrs. G.F. Gruber, New York, G.U. Stansty, Manchester, Eng, D.M. Tanner, Shatford, Ont. F,B. Gibson Montreal, R.A.P. Whiteford, Montreal, P. Lesperance, Montreal, Mr. and Mrs. Z.G. Fowler, W.D. Fowler, Misses H and F Fowler, Ottawa, Jos,. Davousb and wife, A.A. Hoite, Ottawa, W. McDonald, Chapeau, W. Hume, Cambellford.
The Municipal Council holds its regular weekly meeting at 7.30 tonight.
About 150 persons went out by the 2.30 p.m. excursion train, yesterday.
Two arrests were made by the Police yesterday; both being drunk, were conveyed to the Station in cabs.
The Harmsworth farm at Grand Falls, which is conducted by Mr. Black, is now in full vegetation, and in the Fall, is expected to produce good crops.
As a result of the hop beer crusade at Bell Island, several persons in the city have discontinued selling, fearing the action of the authorities.
the express last evening, took out: – Hon. J.A. Clift, Mayor Gibbs, Rev. G. Bolt, Miss Sloan, Miss Marks, C.D. Chetwynd, B L Hennessey, Miss J Nurse, and a few others.
A meeting of the teaching staff of the Cochrane Street Sunday School will be held tonight, at the close of the regular service. All Teachers are requested to be present.
The man Churchill, who was injured at the Dry Dock Monday, has considerably improved, and the Hospital authorities say that his recovery is certain.
The S.S. Carthaginian, which left here last Thursday at midnight, arrived at Glasgow yesterday afternoon, making the trip in six and one half days; an unusually quick run.
Yesterday, while the Crustacean was leaving the side of the Owens where she had been loading salt, her foremast came in contact with one of the Owens' yards, and broke off about five feet from the top.
The local fishermen did very well with the fish, yesterday, traps securing from thirty to forty quintals each. Hook and liners also did well, and the men were engaged splitting fish in the stages up till midnight.
His Lordship Bishop McNeil is now arranging for an excursion from St. George’s to South Branch, which will take place about two weeks’ time. A special train will be engaged, and the affair promises to be successful.
The 2.30 excursion train met with a slight accident yesterday, shortly after leaving town, which caused a delay of about 20 minutes.
The express arrived at 1.40 last evening, bringing: His Excellency the Governor, A Findlater, S.E. Garland, Mrs. Frazer, H. Hamsson, W. Wadden, J. Howlett, and about 20 others.
Sir William McGregor will likely leave by Sunday’s express, to re join the Earl Grey party at Bay of Islands. The Governor’s aids, Messrs McCowen and Reeve, are still on the West Coast.
Some Seamen from the Ellinor were again making themselves obnoxious about Water Street last night. Their actions were not in keeping with their position, and they should conduct themselves better in future."
| July 27 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "The latest reports from the whaler Cachelet, gives her 8 fish. The steamers operating at Hawke’s Bay, have 1 ashore to date.
Mr. R. Phippard lost a large bag of fish which was taken from his trap yesterday, it sinking owing to its weight. He gave away about 80 quintals to the small boats who assisted in unloading the fish from his trap.
The Nickle was crowded again last night, and Thursday’s program repeated. Miss Nickel is suffering from a severe cold and her place was taken by Mrs. Hooke, who sang very creditably, and was greatly applauded. Miss Hickey will resume on Monday.
It was finer along the line yesterday, though it remained cold. Last night’s reports are: -- Port aux Basques —S.E., fine, 55 above. Bay of Islands — calm, fine, 60 above. Quarry — calm, dull, 55 above.
Bishop’s Falls — calm, dull, 60 above. Clarenville — S.E., light, dull, 54 above. Whitbourne — calm, dull, 43 above.
Mr. T. McGrath, who was Engineer on the Glencoe, has resigned his position, and arrived by last night’s train.
There has been 17 miles of claims taken up on the Labrador, in the vicinity where the recent gold discoveries were made by Mr. Huett.
A Seaman belonging to a foreign ship in port, was arrested under warrant last night. He is charged by the Captain with desertion.
Yesterday, when the Hotel Proprietress was being arrested, she created a disturbance with the Police. She would not drive in the cab with them, and a separate one had to be procured, the Officers not wishing to handle her roughly.
The store on Queen’s Street known as Bryden’s Laundry, parted from the adjoining building yesterday, and almost toppled over. The owner was notified and sent some men, who put some props up to prevent the structure from falling down. The Council have the matter in hand, and will make the owner put the place in a safe condition.
The brig. Geisha, Enon, sailed yesterday for Labrador, where she loads fish for the Mediterranean.
A crew of Torbay Fishermen are practicing for the Regatta, and will row the Togo. They are being coached by one of our best known Coxswains, who has good hopes of seeing them come in first.
One of the drains on Colonial St., between Bond and Gower Streets, is in a terrible condition, and needs flushing badly. Yesterday, pedestrians had to go on the other side of the street to avoid the awful stench arising from it.
The following guests registered at the Crosbie yesterday: F.F. Lomax, Monroeton, Pa., E.F. Summers, Monroeton, Pa., E.A. Dickson, Toronto, E. Hutchinson, A.E. Hutchinson, R.H. Hutchinson, Philadelphia, W.H. Kennedy, Harbor Grace.
There were three drunks arrested by the Police, last evening. They will go before the Magistrate this morning.
William CULLETON of Simms St., to whom we referred in yesterday’s News as being removed to the Poor Asylum, died there yesterday morning.
The Fishermen on the local grounds all did well yesterday. Job’s traps secured sixty quintals, and the others had big catches. Hook and liners secured from 2 to 5 quintals each.
One more case of scarlet fever was reported yesterday, located in a house on Spencer St. The patient, a girl, was removed to the Fever Hospital, and the residence will under go disinfection this morning. Two other houses, one each on the Southside, and Stephen St., were disinfected yesterday.
At 1.30 yesterday afternoon, a tar pot, which was being used at the rear of Parker & Monroe’s store, boiled over, and there was imminent danger of the building taking fire. The Workmen were called out, and in a few minutes, had the fire extinguished.
Within the past two days, the Health Inspector has inspected all the Slaughter Hhouses owned by the City Butchers, as well as several on the Petty Harbor Road, and at Forest Pond, and the following licenced victuallers received certificates of cleanliness from the Inspector yesterday: Miss Ellen Connors, Water St. and Michael O’Regan, Le Marchant Road."
| July 27 1907 || DEATHS || "HUNT — Passed peacefully away after a lingering illness, Elizabeth V. Hunt, aged 79 years, leaving two sons and one daughter to mourn their sad loss. Funeral tomorrow, (Sunday) at 2:30, from her son’s residence, W.R. Searle, 28 Henry Street. Friends will please accept this the only intimation.
SEARS — Yesterday morning after a short illness, at 10 o’clock, Mary Catherine Maud, beloved wife of Thomas Sears, and only daughter of John and the late Catherine McLeod, leaving a husband and one child to mourn their sad loss. Funeral on Sunday at 2.30 p.m., from her late residence, 82 New Gower St. — Sydney papers please copy. — R.I.P." |
| July 29 1907 || S.S. PORTIA ARRIVES || S.S. Portia, Capt. Kean, reached port from Northwards at 6:30 Saturday evening, after a foggy passage. Capt Kean reports a good sign of fish all along the shore, but not so well up in the bays. All Trinity, Catalina, and Bonavista traps, are all doing well, but operations are considerably hampered by the stormy weather. Several of the Wesleyville schooners have arrived home from the Straits with very good trips, Capts. Wm. Winsor and Thomas Barbour having 400 quintals each, and three of the Messrs Roberts, about the same. The Portia brought a large freight and the following passengers: – Rev. Bros. Ryan (2), Ohelier; Messrs Cousins, McRae, Ebsary, Moore, Lind, McKenzie, (2), Snow, Verge, Stirling, Elliott, Malcolm, Stone, Peel, Earle, Meek, Sellars, Hann, Devine, Dr. White, Abbot. White, House, McPherson, Mesdames Cousins, LeDrew, Malcolm, Winsor, Christian, White, Misses Strong, Moore, Jackman, Freeman, Torraville, Whiteway, Shirran, West, Harvey, and 25 in steerage., |
| July 29 1907 || BECOMES INSANE || "Because Fishermen Cuts up his Trawls
There was a peculiar happing up North within the last few days, which resulted in a young man named Stanley Yates, becoming violently insane. Yates was fishing at the Fishot Islands, and doing fairly well, and one night last week, an unknown fisherman cut up his trawls, which has ruined his chances of getting any more fish, as he was not fitted out with other appliances. When Yates realized his loss, he became a violent raging lunatic, and created considerable trouble among the other fishermen. A temporary strait-jacket was put on, and he was rowed in a skiff to St. Anthony for treatment, and from there to St. Julien’s, where he was taken aboard the Portia, and later landed at Little Bay Islands. On the steamer, much annoyance was caused the attendants, who did all possible for his comfort. There was much sympathy for the unfortunate young man, because of his case being so intensely sad. He will arrive here by today’s express."
| July 29 1907 || WITLESS BAY VOICES APPROVAL || Witless Bay, July 28th — Hearty congratulations to Sir E.P. Morris on throwing off the Bond Yoke, and proving himself faithful and fearless in the interest of the people of this native land. |
| July 29 1907 || BAY BULLS AND SIR E.P. MORRIS || Bay Bulls, July 17 — Well done Sir Edward. Bay Bull’s trade and people, have lost so much by Bond’s Policy against the Americans, that they look hopefully to your actions of making the adoption of a more open and practical method of adjusting the fishery difference, probable. |
| July 29 1907 || FATAL ACCIDENT AT WABANA || East Wabana, July 28th — Herbert Bruce, aged 18, of Long Harbor, Placentia Bay, was fatally injured here at 11.30 yesterday, while at work at No. 2 slope stockpile. At the time of the accident, Bruce and his partner, Michael Woodford, were trying to push the empty car back to the bin to load, without ringing the bell. As the cable was slack, the man on the dump, without being asked, (and he had no business doing so unless he was) rung, he says, two bells to go back, but the Driver claims, and the Timekeeper who was there also at the time claims the same, that he received three bells to go ahead; hence, instead of going back, the car went ahead, knocking Bruce down on the track in front of the car, which passed over him. He was hurried to the Surgery, where two Physicians did everything possible fo the poor fellow, but having received severe internal injuries, he lived only four hours after the accident. The funeral took place at noon today, the remains accompanied by his father and uncle, who worked here, were taken to Topsail to meet the express, and will be taken thence to his home at Long Harbor, where interment takes place. |
| July 29 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "Mr. E. Quinton of Holyrood, was in town Saturday, on Business.
The Barque Alkalme, will come off Dock today, and resume her voyage to Greenland tomorrow.
There were two arrests made Saturday night. They were released yesterday morning on depositing small amounts.
A man named Reid, secured fifty quintals of fish in his trap in Freshwater Bay Saturday afternoon.
Fish was plentiful at Portugal Cove, C.B. on Friday. Traps secured from fifty to sixty quintals each.
The Christian Brothers gratefully acknowledge a donation of $2,500 from Sir R.G. Reid, towards St. Bonaventure’s College building fund.
The heavy rain and wind storm of Saturday, did much damage to gardens in the city and suburbs; in many cases, breaking young trees and plants.
On Saturday afternoon, a heavy electrical storm was experienced at Port aux Basques, the lighting being so severe as to necessitate the cutting out of the instruments in the Telephone Office.
Mr. W. Campbell, Butcher, had some new turnips in the market Saturday, which were grown at Rostelan Farm, by Mr. John Boone. They were fairly large considering the backward weather.
The old houses opposite the Railway Station, which have been an eyesore to citizens generally, were sold for $50 Saturday, and will be torn down. Some modern dwellings will be erected on the site.
The following guests registered at the Crosbie Saturday: – W.H. Farrell, New York, C.A. Boothby, Boston, H.W. Fielden, Toronto, P.L. LeGrow, Broad Cove, M.P. Cashin, Cape Broyle, Wm. Earle, Fogo, F.W. Meek, Toronto, F.J. White, Moncton, Mrs. W.H. Christian, Trinity.
The following passengers left Placentia by the Glencoe yesterday morning. S. Foot, Miss Foot, Capt. T. Fitzgerald, C. Chown, T. Carter, E. Canning, M Wadden, Miss Wadden, A. Serrick, Mrs Leary, T. Fitzgerald, H. Carter, A.G. Brown and wife, Mrs. B. Bomans, Miss N. Bomans, Miss Marshall.
The express last evening, took out a large number of passengers including, W.D. Reid, J. Valantine, R. Merchant, S. Firth, J.B. Parker, O. Emerson, M. James, Mrs Tucker, Dr. White, Mrs. W. Snow, Neville Morine, W. Reeves, B. Snow, F. Andrews, L. Way, F.C. Yetmen, E. Collishaw, Mrs. W. James, A. McDougall, Inspector McLaughlan.
The St. Pierre fishery to date is the best for several years, with good prospects for the remainder of the season. A barque was there a few days ago with 2,400 quintals, and her Captain expects to get 6,000 before sailing for France. Bait is also plentiful.
One of the crew of the Alkaline was before the Magistrate on Saturday, charged with theft, and was remanded. He complained to the Court that the Seaman was the cause of much trouble aboard, and would sooner pay him off than take him again. The Capt. will likely be summoned today for having a man aboard, who is not on the ship’s articles.
The sloop Sea Bird, Barbour, left Wesleyville Saturday night, with a full cargo of supplies.
Dr. White, of Trinity, who arrived by the Portia Saturday, left for home again last evening.
The Portia on her last trip, had only one fine day; the rest of the passage being foggy and intensely cold.
There was a short hail and snow shower at Placentia Saturday afternoon. This is a rather unusual occurrence for July.
From Conche around to Flower’s Cove in the Straits, there is the best fishery for several years, and fishermen still continue to do well.
Between Cape Norman and Quirpon, traps were getting 20 to 40 qtls a day all last week. Some have as much as 500 landed to date. At Twillingate and Fogo, there is a slight improvement in the voyage the past two weeks. The weather has been rough however, and prevented the men from getting on the grounds.
The Sun of yesterday was welcome to the fishermen who had cod lying up in their stages. At Petty Harbor and other places along the Shore, thousands of quintals were out on the flakes drying.
Capt. Dan Greene's schooner arrived at Wesleyville Saturday night from the Straits, with 500 qtls. of fish, and Isaih Howell, with 500. They report several other schooners returning with good fares.
Owing to the receipts of the Charity matches being behind, a movement is on foot to arrange a match with the champions, and a team who played ten years ago on the league matches. This match would no doubt be well patronized, and certainly would be interesting.
Constable Dawe arrested a Farmer of Heavy Tree Road, whom he found on Water Street, with a deep cut in his head. While intoxicated, he fell off his box car to the street, and was rendered unconscious. At the Sstation, the Guard dressed the wound.
The following were the weather reports last night: – Port aux Basques — W. light; raining; 52 above.
Bay of Islands — W. light; dull; 58 above. Quarry — S W.; dull; 50 above. Bishop’s Falls — Calm; dull; 60 above. Clarenville — Calm; dull; 54 above. Whitbourne — calm; dull; 48 above.
Squids were abundant in Bonavista Bay, when the Portia was coming along.
At Bell Isle, at the mouth of the Straits, the shore crews are doing well, the best for many years.
The Star of the Sea Association held its regular quarterly meeting yesterday, at which 12 candidates were admitted to membership.
The steam yacht Colombine Masters, left Saturday to continue her round trip around the world. The next port of call is in Iceland.
By the 2.30 excursion train yesterday, about 250 went out, the largest number for the season. About 50 others excursionists went out 6 o’clock.
While the Bonavista was pulling away from Harvey’s premises on Saturday, the heavy undertow drove her stern against the wharf, damaging it considerably.
Constable Dawe was called to a West End boarding house Saturday night, to eject a lodger who was making a disturbance. The presence of the Policeman was sufficient to make the disturber desist.
There are seven crews now practicing in the Togo, and will row her on Regatta Day. In several races there will be four boats rowing, and in all, not less than three. This will make the Derby more interesting than for several years."
| July 30 1907 || MORE RED TAPE || Stanley Yates, who became violently insane at Fishot Islands, and to whom the News referred yesterday, was brought by yesterday’s express from Little Bay Islands, in charge of a man, Bursey. There has been a lot of red tape and bungling over getting Yates to the Asylum here, and the authorities should look into the matter. Yates was first rowed from Fishot Island to St. Anthony, and from there to St. Julian’s, where he was taken aboard the Portia, and later landed at Little Bay Islands, and from there, brought by the Clyde to Lewisporte, and thence to St. John’s by train. No commitment papers for the Asylum were forwarded by the Magistrate or Doctor who sent Yates on here, and he, nor Bursey, had tickets for their passage up. When he reached here, Yates was in a very bad state and required immediate medical attendance. There was also considerable delay in procuring the necessary papers here, the unfortunate man being almost eight hours locked in a cell at the Police Station. Last night, Officers Nugent and Keefe took him to the institute in a cab, and Bursey was given an order by the authorities, to lodge and eat at the Seaman’s Home. |
| July 30 1907 || FISHERY NEWS || The fishery in the Straits continues good, but salt is very scarce; many of the small fishermen are ordering supplies of it, down by steamer. Fishermen at Melrose, Ragged,Hr., are doing well, and one man has 600 qtls. from his trap. Local traps did very well again yesterday. Two of Job’s traps secured eighty qtls, another also did well, averaging from 70 to 100 qtls. Hook and liners got practically nothing. Hook and liners at Exploits are doing fairly well, averaging about 15 qtls. |
| July 30 1907 || PERSONAL || "Rev. Fr. Walsh, P.P. Renews, is at present in the city.
Rev. Dr. Murphy, P.P. Holyrood, arrived in town by yesterday’s express.
Mr. A.G. Reader, of Templeman’s employ at Bonavista, is in town on a holiday.
A. McLachan left by Sunday’s train for Grand Falls, to inspect Anglo-Nfld Dev. Co.’s boilers
John Maunder Jr., leaves by the Portia tomorrow morning, and will make the round trip. Mr. John M. Munro, late of Royal Gazette Office and Reid-Nfld Co., who left three years ago to study in Glasgow and graduated with much success, passed the Scottish Council of the China Inland Mission June 30th, and the London Council of the same Mission on July 9th., and sails for China September 13th., to labour in the spread of the Gospel and in Evangelization of China.
Among the arrivals by yesterday cross country train, was Mr. Felix J Koch, Special Correspondent to several of the leading magazines and newspapers of America. He proposes staying a few days in St. John’s, and hopes to visit other parts of the Island. Mr. Koch’s specialty appears to be Illustrated Journalism, and Newfoundland, in scenery and otherwise, possesses valuable features in that line."
| July 30 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || "Bowring's: S.S. Portia sails tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock, for Northern Ports. S.S. Prospero left Rose Blanche at 4.15 yesterday afternoon, going West.
Reids: Virginia Lake is due at Tilt Cove. Home left Bonne Bay at 7 p.m. yesterday. Glencoe left Hermitage Cove at 6.40 p.m. yesterday. Argyle left Placentia last night. Ethie arrived at Hant’s Harbor at 3 p.m. Dundee left Port Blandford at 10.30 a.m. yesterday. Clyde left Botwoodville at 3 p.m. yesterday."
| July 30 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "Mr. C.F. Taylor returned from Baie Verte by yesterday’s express.
One of the traps on the local grounds owned by a man named Critch, had 200 qtls. yesterday.
Squid struck, in Holyrood yesterday. Fish, however, is scarce both there and Hr. Main.
Miss Linton, sister of Mrs. R.G. Reid Jr., arrived from Montreal yesterday, on a visit to friends.
It was reported last night that the body of the missing boy Dooley had been found in the South Side Hills. The story was unfounded.
Mr. J.N. Curtis, of the Postal Telegraphs, left for the West Coast Sunday, to spend a month’s vacation.
The S.S. Norwood, Hopkins, 13 days from Cadiz, arrived yesterday to Bowring Bros., with a cargo of salt.
The highest point the glass reached yesterday, was 60 above, at Bishop’s Falls, not a bit too warm for July 29th.
The S.S. Mary, the new steamer for the Bell Island — St. John’s route, left Montreal last night for this spot, Capt. F. Nickerson is in charge.
The express arrived at noon yesterday, bringing: Miss Kinton, C.H. Hutchings, D. Ryan, J.W. Grant, C.F. Taylor, J. Parsons and a few others.
At St Lawrence and Lawn, there is the best fishery for years. Representatives of three firms, one a Canadian, are now there, trying to purchase the fish.
Squid is now plentiful at Cape Broyle and vicinity. Saturday last, two bankers obtained supplies there, and another was there yesterday.
There was a heavy sea raging outside yesterday, and one of the traps was washed ashore at Empty Basket. Some others were damaged.
Mr. R. Phippard had another big haul of fish in his trap yesterday. He was unable to handle it all, and come to town for a lumber boat and tug. The former was towed to Goodridge’s wharf filled with fish, and during the afternoon, splitters and others, were engaged putting it away.
A large number of passengers went out by yesterday’s train. Among them being; Mr. Thomas Spracklin, C. Graham, H. Sterling, Mrs. A W. O’Reilly, and son, Hugh Cox, M. Marshall, Miss Lizzie Watts, W. Bastow, C.H. Green, P. Johnstone, F. Parsons.
Last night’s weather reports are: — Port aux Basques — N.W.; light; foggy; 52 above. Bay of Islands — calm; fine; 58 above. Quarry — S.S.; light; fine; 50 above. Bishop’s Falls — calm; fine; 60 above.
Clarenville — S.W.;light;fine; 58 above. Whitbourne — W.; light; dull; 49 above.
It was reported last night that a private message was received in town yesterday, giving the results of the King’s birthday brigade competition. According to the report, the C.L.B. are first, C.C.C. Second, M.G.B. third. It was generally understood however, that the results would not be officially made known, until Regatta Day.
Residents on Colonial Street, complain of the absence of a light on Cumming Street. On the night of the recent fatal fire, the lack of proper light was much in evidence.
Mr. James Winsor, of Whiteway’s, had a message yesterday, that Capt. G. Bishop had arrived at Wesleyville from the Straits, with 300 qtls., and reported his brothers, Noah and Jesse, with 350 and 250 respectively.
There died at the residence of her sister, yesterday morning, after a long illness, Mary Ann, daughter of the late Captain Thomas and Mary ASHMAN. Deceased was very well known for her charitable and kindly nature, and will be missed. The funeral takes place tomorrow, from the residence of her sister, Mrs. Thomas Murphy, 33 Monkstown Road. She leaves a large number of relatives in the city, to whom the News extends sympathy.
Sunday’s express arrived at Port aux Basques last night on time.
Eli Hammond secured nearly 100 qtls of fish in his trap at Portugal Cove, C.B. on Friday.
The police made five arrests last evening, two being drunk, one drunk and disorderly, and two drunk and fighting on the public street.
Earl Grey and party landed at Bay of Islands yesterday, and left for Harry’s Brook to spend a day or two shooting. Mr. W.D. Reid is with the party.
John Croke, the half-witted man to whom the News referred yesterday as being chased in Bannerman Park, was arrested under warrant yesterday afternoon, by Constables White and Savage, and taken to the Police Station. He will be examined by a Doctor today, and probably sent to the Lunatic Asylum .
Whaler, Hump, arrived in port yesterday morning from Little St. Lawrence. The Hump has secured 27 whales for this season’s work so far, and will leave in a few days to hunt whales in Trinity Bay, towing any fish she captures to Aquaforte, to be manufactured there.
Mr. G. Parson’s auto, broke down near the Dock gate yesterday, and refused to get up again, though Mr. Parsons tried hard to effect repairs. A crowd of lads gathered to watch the proceedings, one of whom became very annoying, and had to dodge a wrench to save his head. The machine was towed down town by a horse.
During the present season, a young man from Wesleyville put down his trap at a certain place in the Straits, and not meeting with much success, after a few days, took it up and went on to Labrador. Shortly after, another man came along and put his trap down in the same spot, and in a few days, secured 700 qtls of fish, and is now home loaded, while the other man is still on the Labrador.
The following guests registered at the Crosbie yesterday: D.A. Ryan, King’s Cove, H.H. Sticlel, Boston, F.J. Kock, Cincinnati, O.W.G. Brown, Toronto, P. Lawson, London, Ont., R. Harris.
Some Hooligans assembled where the old houses are being taken down, Water Street West, last night, and made things lively for a time. The front of one of the buildings was removed in short time, and also some doors, windows, sashes, etc. The Police were called to stop the proceedings, and later, a Watchman was stationed there."
| July 30 1907 || DEATHS || ASHMAN — At the residence of her sister, yesterday morning, Mary Ann, daughter of the late Capt. Thomas and Mary Ashman. The funeral will take place tomorrow, (Wednesday) from the residence of her sister, Mrs. Thomas Murphy, 33 Monkstown Road. |
| July 31 1907 || CARBONEAR || "The Billow, T. Pike, Master, arrived from the Northward on Wednesday, with a cargo of lumber to J & J Maddock. The Onward, another of Messrs Maddock’s schooners, sailed for St. Anthony the same day.
Amongst our visitors this week, we notice; Messrs Robert Joyce, W. Howell, S. Elliot and wife of St. John’s; Dr. Ames, Mrs. Ames, and Mr. P. LeGrow, of Broad Cove, Bay de Verde.
Miss Maggie Udell went out by Tuesday’s express, en route to Bradore, on a visit to her father and brother.
Miss Floss Hill of Hr. Grace, is visiting relatives in this town. At present, she is a guest of Mrs. E. Goodison.
The Cito of Sweden, Capt. Scillingstad, arrived to William Duff & Son’s Ltd. on the 28th July, salt laden, and sailed again on the 29th., for Labrador.
An American junk dealer, named S.E. Levitz, has just opened business in his line at a West End stand opposite Capt. John Kennedy’s. All the small boys in the neighbourhood are working overtime, gathering up old rubber shoes, empty bottles, and other what-nots.
The Lena, Capt. Bransfield, sailed Thursday for Sydney, to load coal for Rork & Sons. The barque Calidora, Capt. G.W. Soper, sailed today for the same destination.
Thursday's express, which according to scheduled time, should have been here at 10.15 p.m., did not steam in until 7:45 am. on Friday. A breakdown in the engine caused the delay.
Marconigrams were received from the Labrador on the 26th July, by Rorke’s and Duff’s firms, apprising them of a shortage of salt at their stations. Paradoxically, this is good news.
The foundation of Mr. Louis Williams’ proposed dwelling house, in which will be located the United towns Electrical Co.’s Offices on the ground floor, is being brought into shape by some six or eight workmen, and will soon be ready for Carpenters.
Mr. James Hippisley of Trenton, N.Y., and a former citizen of our town, is enjoying a two month holiday with relatives and old friends. Mr. Hippisley has achieved, by constant Sticktoitiveness, a fair measure of success in the land of U.S.
A serious accident happened to Mrs Hamilton, widow of the late Peter Hamilton, on Thursday, while returning from a drive to Harbor Grace, in company with her daughter, Mrs. Chas. McCarthy, and Miss Keough. Coming along by Crowley’s, they were going at a fast trot, when all at once, a piece of harness snapped, causing the carriage to hit the horse, with the result that a furious bolt was made by the frightened animal. Miss Keough jumped quickly and was uninjured, while the driver and the other occupants of the vehicle held on. Mrs. McCarthy being in a flutter of excitement, did not observe her mother trying to get out, and was more amazed when she saw her prostrated by the wayside. After the animal tamed down, Mrs. Hamilton was quickly conveyed home and Dr. Stentaford called, when it was found that the old lady, besides being terribly shaken, had her hip put out of place and was suffering pain. The most serious aspect of this accident is, that Mrs. Hamilton has reached the age, when to administer chloroform, in order to set the limb, would be running grave chances of a return to consciousness, consequently, the result of the unfortunate occurrence, will, we fare, be lasting in its effects.
Rev. D. Norman, B.A., Missionary of Japan, gave a stereoptican tour of that Country, in the Methodist School Room on Friday night. The large room was filled to its utmost, something unusual in the summer months, and which may be fittingly interpreted to mean that our people were inclined to become more familiar with their neighbours of the far off Flower Kingdom. The views contained Japanese and Buddhist Temples, rice-fields, etc., all intensely beautiful to the eye. The Rev. gentleman's comments were also veery instructive, being as they were repeated with details. At the close of the lantern exhibition, Miss Triffie Tucker very well attempted the singing of Japan’s National Anthem, while the audience stood to their feet. After a few closing remarks by the lecturer, the meeting closed with God Save the King.
| July 31 1907 || SCILLY COVE || "Since last writing, there has been a little decrease in the fishery; traps averaged about 3 to 4 quintals daily, but today, the catch seems to be increasing, and traps are getting from 5 to 10 quintals a haul. There is nothing doing with hook and line. The shoremen (hook and Line) are doing well, exceptionally well with turbot. These fish are found in about 150 and 200 fathoms of water, about 7 and 8 miles from the South Shore. They are extra large size this time of the year, and very fat. They are much used here for food, especially in winter. It takes about 25 to fill a barrel.
There has been a change made here in the Post Office, and Mr. Allison Kelland has charge of it now. He is to have the control of the Telegraph Office as well, on the 1st of August. To tell you the truth, it is from bad to worse. The mail is now sorted in the presence of about twenty outside persons, and one could scarcely tell which of them is the person in charge. It had been a steady kick with the people here, about the Telegraph Office being connected with the family. But it will be about the same, if not worse, now, as the young man who is to have is now, proposes to leave it in a room where the whole family will be able at any time, to see for themselves, others’ business. We though the Government actions in these matters would be quite satisfactory to all concerned, but it appears not to be so.
There are a good many of our fishermen who go to Baccalieu Island, where they have rooms built, to fish every summer. They have done about the same as last year, which is fair for this time of the year. Beside these shore crowds, which number about 50 men, there are about 10 or 12 fishing skiffs which make weekly trips to Baccalieu Tickle, leaving Monday morning, and returning Saturday. These have not done much, on account of the fish being glutted with caplin, and very rough weather.
We intended to celebrate the 12th of July on Saturday night, as most all the Baccalieu boats would be home, but is was such a night of weather, that it was impossible to do so. The thunder and lighting fell heavy on this place, but I am glad to say, no damage was done. Scilly Cove. July 26th 1907."
| July 31 1907 || PORTIA JOTTINGS || "Passengers on the Portia during her trip North, are ever meeting with some new phase of Newfoundland’s ever changing coast line. Those who have had the privilege to see the effect produced by the search-light playing on the grandeur of the bold rugged cliffs of our Northern Coast, will never forget the magical scene.
As one stands on the bridge, wondering however the Officer in charge is going to navigate channels and passages giving entrance of the different settlements of Notre Dame Bay, all of a sudden, a shaft of light from the projector lights up something of beauty; a tiny Church, nestling amid fir-clad hills, and fishermen’s cottages, surrounded by the pattern of garden and whitewashed fences, every detail standing out distinct and plain, while all else is shrouded in inky blackness.
All this is familiar to the people of St. John’s, who have often been treated to similar displays, when the ships of the different Navies have flooded the surrounding hills with their search lights. But seldom has it fallen to the lot of a St John’s man to see anything, equalling in fairy like beauty, the magnificent berg lying at the entrance to Leading Tickles, as it lay in solitary stateliness, lit up by the light from the Portia. Towering some three or four hundred feet into blackness of the night, its base sparkling in the dazzling brightness of the search light, it filled one with a feeling of awe and admiration. Then, as the light slowly climbed from the dancing waves at the base of the summit, showing all its beauty of spire, turret, and tower, playing hide and seek in its vast cavities, bringing out the marble like veining, words failed us, and all about and on every side, were heard exclamations of wonder and amazement.
She wears well. The more we see of her, the better we like her for homeliness and comfort. The trip on the Portia ranks second to none in Newfoundland. Always obliging, and wishing to make the voyage pleasant for all, Captain Kean kindly placed the music room at the disposal of the travelling Clergymen for Sunday, July 21st., and a short service was conducted, morning and evening. Thanks to the arrangement made by Chief Steward, Miller, the program was carried out without a hitch, and the good folk at Pacquet were treated to a sacred concert of no mean order, during the stay at that port.
The Grenfell Mission seems to be gaining the confidence of the people of the Northern Districts, to an extent undreamed of a few years ago. At present, we have on board, five patients from various ports, bound for the Hospital at St. Anthony; a young man with a broken foot, two young ladies: one suffering from throat trouble, another with some injury to the head; a mother taking her baby along for treatment, and so on. Why is it that they risk a long voyage, which no matter how pleasant to a healthy person, must be trying to an invalid. From one and another, we learn that it is because so and so has been cured of a similar disease to their own, by treatment from the Grenfell Mission, and they have seen the result, so that they are eager to avail themselves of the same privilege. S.H. SOPER."
| July 31 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "The man on the bank who knows it all, is very much in evidence at the Lakeside those evenings
Several traps at Torbay were badly damaged by the heavy sea, during the storm of Sunday night.
The old man Croke, was conveyed to the Lunatic Asylum last night, by Constable White.
Reid’s race boat, the “Red Lion”, was brought to Quidi Vidi yesterday, by two of the crew who will row her Regatta Day.
The traps outside, did poorly yesterday, not 100 quintals of fish being taken among them all. Hook and liners also did poorly.
Recently, a foreign sport, fired at and damaged, some of the wires at the Postal Telegraph Office, Sandy Pond Station. He was fined $50 for his sport.
The steamer Endurance, mentioned in today’s despatch as leaving for the South Polar Expedition, was formerly the sealing steamer Nimrod, owned by Messrs Job Bros & Co.
A number of prominent ladies and gentlemen went outside in the Ingraham yesterday, to see the fishermen haul a trap. They were successful in obtaining the sight, and enjoyed the trip immensely.
There were no arrests by the Police last night.
William Gosse secured 30 quintals of fish in his trap at Torbay, yesterday.
Schooner Ethel arrived at Oporto yesterday, having made the run in 17 days.
The hearing of the case against Otto Oppett, Mr. W.D. Reid’s Chauffeur, for fast driving, which was adjourned Monday, come up before Judge Conroy this morning.
A horse belonging to a resident of Holyrood, strayed away from that place last week, and has not been located by him yet.
The Nickle was largely attended last night. Monday's program was repeated and thoroughly enjoyed by all present.
John Croke, who was arrested for safe keeping Monday, was yesterday pronounced insane by Dr. Randell, and taken to the Lunatic Asylum.
The Assistant Collector of Customs had a message from Burin yesterday, stating: “Two French fishermen seven days astray in a dory, from a vessel on the Grand Banks, landed here today much exhausted.”
A pony attached to a cart, took fright at a street car on Rawlin’s Cross yesterday afternoon, and collided with O’Mara’s Drug Store, damaging the corner of the building considerably.
A wedding took place at St. Thomas’s Church at 7.30 last evening, the contracting parties being Mr. W. Martin and Miss Biddicombe, of the White Hills. Rev Canon Dunfield performed the ceremony.
Mr. H.W. LeMessurier, Assistant Collector of Customs, received a message from the Magistrate at Channel yesterday, informing him of the arrival there of the sloop yacht Little Hope, of the Eastern Yacht Club, from Mablehead, on a cruise."
| July 31 1907 || DEATH || HALL — On Tuesday, the 30th July, Susan Hall, native of Aquaforte. Funeral this afternoon at 2..30 p.m., from the residence of J.F. Wiseman, 44 Freshwater Road. Friends will please accept this the only intimation. |
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