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YEAR END EVENTS JUNE 1907
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| June 1, 1907 || THAT ATTACK ON CAPTAIN CHARLES DAWE || "The Facts Plainly Stated. The Government Solely Responsible. Despite The Earnest Warnings of The Opposition Leader.
Editor Daily News:
Dear Sir: – The Editor of the Evening Telegram, with characteristic mendacity, attacks Captain Charles Dawe for sending his crew to Labrador in the S.S. Newfoundland. It is quite true that Captain Dawe has sent the “Newfoundland” to Labrador with his crew, but it is equally true that Capt. Dawe, in his place in the House of Assembly during the past two sessions, has protested in the interest of the fishermen, against steamers being used at Labrador, either for fishing, or for carrying crews.
The Editor of the Telegram is a member of the House of Assembly and knew this. He was present and took part in the debate on the Bill introduced last session by Mr. Morison, and in the previous session by Mr. Morine, and heard Capt. Dawe, out of a practical experience of nearly half a century, point out how and why it was detrimental to both fishermen and merchant, to have steamers used in connection with the fishery at Labrador. He knows that his paper was paid handsomely out of the revenue collected from the fishermen of the Colony, to publish the speeches of members of the House of Assembly. He knows that it was the Government members, led by Hon. Eli Dawe, the Minister of Marine and Fisheries, and supported by the Editor of the Telegram and nearly every other member of the Government side, who voted down Mr. Morison’s Bill, which, if passed, would have prohibited steamers from conveying crews to Labrador. In the face of this, the Editor of the Telegram, voicing the sentiments of the Government and its members, now complains that Capt. Dawe has sent crews to Labrador by steamers. The same Editor and the same members, only a short two months ago, voted in favour of using steamers to send crews to Labrador, and rejected the bill introduced by Mr. Morison to stop them.
In this article yesterday, the Telegram writer has shown himself to be nothing more than a party hack, and a stupid one at that, as he can prove for himself, if he goes back to the speeches of members on the Bill introduced to stop the very evil which he now professes to complain of.
Capt. Dawe needs no defence from any newspaper, but I think you ought to show up the petty malice and hollow stupidity of yesterday’s article in the Telegram. Capt. Dawe’s record speaks for itself. As a young man he invested very dollar he owned in the fisheries. Twice, if not oftener, he came to his last dollar. Twice, if not oftener, he might have retried with a competence. He preferred to remain and carry on the fishery, and today he is giving hundreds of families a means of living at the fisheries, which as Governor MacGregor told us a short time ago in his admirable report, represents eighty-seven per cent of our total products.
What are the members of the Bond Government doing for the fishermen? What is Sir Robert Bond doing for the fishermen, out of the handsome fortune which he has amassed at their expense? Not one dollar has been invested in the fisheries or in any industry in the Colony. Is this true Mr. Editor of the Telegram, or is it not? What is Hon. Eli Dawe doing for the fishermen of the Colony? Perhaps the Editor of the Telegram or his bosom friend, Mr. Barnes of Bay Roberts, may be able to tell us. By the way, Mr. Barnes of Bay Roberts, has been in town for the past couple of days. Can it be possible that he is at the bottom of this attack upon his neighbour and fellow townsman of Bay Roberts? Yours Truly, N.M. St. John’s, May 31st."
| June 1, 1907 || GREENSPOND SCHOONER LOST OFF SYDNEY || Sydney. May 31st. — The schooner Guardian, of Greenspond, Newfoundland, which was caught in the ice off Sydney two days ago, sank today in three fathoms of water. The crew had barely time to escape, saving nothing. |
| June 1, 1907 || DIED AT WHITE HORSE || News was received in the city yesterday of the death of Mr. Joyce, formerly of Freshwater, at White Horse, Yukon. No particulars are to hand. Mr. Joyce made a fortune in the Klondike, and a year ago re-visited the old spot, taking with him on his return, a bride from his native town. Only a few weeks ago, news arrived of the accidental death of a brother in the United States. |
| June 1, 1907 || THE OLD SHIP GOES TODAY || Job’s sealing steamer Nimrod, severs her connection with Newfoundland today. As previously announced, she has been purchased by parties in London, and she leaves for the great metropolis early this morning. The old ship has donned a new coat of paint, and as she lay in the stream yesterday, was almost unrecognizable. The Nimrod is one of the oldest sealers, being built in 1866 at Dundee. Her measurements are 136 ft. long, 26.9 broad and 16 ft. deep: 334 tons gross, 227 net. The Nimrod went to the ice fields for the first time in ‘67 and secured only 2,600, but her catches for the following four springs were: 12,450; 24,000; 21,200; 28,087. During the last six years she has been very successful. Her first Commander was Ed. White followed by P. Cummins, J. Cummins, M. Clarke, Jas. Joy, B. Crocker, H. Dawe, H. Bartlett, Hy. Dawe, T. Spracklin, Jas. Blandford, R.A. Bartlett and Baxter Barbour. In the 40 years she has brought in over 350,000 pelts. |
| June 1, 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || "Mr. William Churchill, Superintendent of public buildings, who was in town a couple days, left by Wednesday evening train.
A daughter was born to Mrs. and Rev. Frank Severn at Brooklyn, B.B. on Friday, May 17th.
Mr. John Watts, H.M. Customs, St. John’s, and his daughter Molly, left for the city by this evening’s train.
On Tuesday night, the boards covering the wall on Brown’s Bridge Water Street West, were removed by some unknown person or persons. The bond timbers in the wall were also removed and the top layers of stone displaced. The act apparently was one of sheer wantonness. The matter is now in hands of the Police.
A repetition of the scenic display “The Availing Rock of Ages” will be given in S.A. Citadel here tonight.
Some repairs to the fences about Christ Church and to the outside of the Church, have been effected this week. Next week, the outside of the building will be re painted.
At 8 a.m. today (Corpus Christi) His Lordship Bishop March celebrated Mass at the R.C. Cathedral and a number of children received their First Communion. At 10 a. m. Rev. John Lynch of Fortune Hr. sang High Mass, and afterwards, preached a powerful sermon on the blessed Sacraments.
The dance at St. Patrick’s Hall on Tuesday night, was most thoroughly enjoyed by all present, and it being the last of the courses, the participants realized to the full how much they were indebted to their painstaking instructress. Arrangements which are likely to be satisfactorily finalized, are being made with a view to this class holding a weekly dancing assembly in St. Patrick’s Hall during the coming summer.
It would be a great convenience to the business men and other citizens, if the Postmaster here were instructed to place a writing desk or table in the public room at the Post Office, so that persons requiring to write post cards or other urgent mail matter, may be able to catch the outgoing mails. Surely this could be arranged without the necessity of having to memorialize the Government upon the matter.
When noticing in former notes the presentation of a brooch to Miss Kennedy by the male members of her dancing class, the name of Mr. Edward Freeman was inadvertently omitted. Upon the occasion of the presentation, the gentlemen in the presence of their kind hostess, passed a vote of thanks to Mr. Freeman for the happy suggestion that the suitable gift just presented, be tendered their instructress. Needless to say the vote of thanks was cheerfully and cordially extended.
It has been learned from a trustworthy source that the report about the Reid-Nfld Co., putting in a railway siding at Riverhead early in June next, is not strictly correct, though the statement that the siding will be located at Loughlan’s Crossing is undeniable. It will not be placed at the watering shute, or at any other place where the greatest number of the inhabitants would not reap the greatest benefit there from. The members for the District it is said, are strenuously using their influence to get the siding put in at Baughlan’s Crossing at an early date. We shall see.
Some one should see that the public square on the Beach is not made a dumping ground for rubbish and filth. The condition of the place is not what it should be at present, and the sooner it is made clean, the better it will be for the reputation of the town.
The schooner Challenger, from Bonavista Bay, with wharf sticks, plank, and square timber, for the Government, discharged her freight at the Public Wharf this week. It is said some of the timber will be used in building of a public jetty at Caplin Cove; the rest will be utilized in public requirement in different parts of the District.
Mr. C. Yetman, representing C.L. March Ltd. St. John’s, complains of being over carried by the train on Tuesday night, when intending to return from Avondale to Harbor Grace, he and another man were allowed to remain in the railway car until it arrived at Whitbourne. In the meantime, the train to Harbor Grace had gone by way of Brigus Junction. Mr. Yetman says no change of cars was announced that night, and he feels the hardship of staying away from home all night, very much. CORRESPONDENT. Harbor Grace, May 30, 1907."
| June 1, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "A 3 mast schooner was reported off Bay Bulls yesterday
Up to last nigh there was no word of the steamers Dagred or Bonavista
The schooner Kate n’ May, H. Gardner, of Random T.B., has received a new foremast at Baine Johnston.
The S.S. Rosalan hauled out from Harvey’s pier at 10.30 last night and had to drop her anchor to turn. She sailed at midnight.
About the Cape Shore, Placentia Bay, three was a good sign of fish during the week, the boats getting from two to five quintals.
Complaints have been made to the Council that ashes, etc., have been dumped in the coves, from Water St. Firms. It has been decided to take action against the offenders.
Owing to the scarcity of men, several of the small mills in Northern Bays have not yet started. They will not begin running until the Fall, when the fishery is over.
There will be a procession in honour of Corpus Christi in the Cathedral Grounds tomorrow afternoon. The C.C.C. and different Catholic societies will take part.
Henry Moss and his brother John, arrived from Keels, B.B,. in a 20 ft boat, on Thursday. The run occupied over a week, as they were obliged to harbor at Catalina out of a storm.
Messrs, C & A Dawe’s new purchase, the Mabel B., Captain Henry Norman, reached Bay Roberts on Wednesday from Halifax. She measures 57 tons, and will be employed at the fishery.
Thursday afternoon, at St. Mary’s Church, Miss Charlotte Coffin, and Mr. George Taylor of James Cove, were united in marriage by Rev. C.V. Cogun. By the express, the happy couple left for their future home at James Cove.
The Carthaginian was delayed at Halifax a day by derangement of her machinery. Repairs were made there.
Mr. J. Dewling, of S. Milley’s employ, left by the Rosalind last night, to purchase goods for the firm at New York.
The schooner Samuel R. Crane, which cleared for Halifax last Saturday for Bay Roberts, has 2,000 cases of dynamite on board.
Adjutant Cameron and wife, of the Salvation Army, left for Bracebridge Ontario, by Thursdays’ train. The Adjutant has been failing in health for some time and is gone on a furlough.
The Yarmouth schr. Paragon, which was halibut fishing in these waters, has just returned home with 4,000 lbs fish. She lost her fore topmast on her way home.
F.B. Rushworth, former Manager of the Marconi station at Domino, has been given charge of the station at Sable Island. His Assistant is Mr. S. Currie of Channel
The schooner Plover, owned and commanded by S. Burden, Squid Tickle, Salvage, was rebuilt during the winter by Allan Bradley. She is now in first-class condition and will prosecute the Labrador fishery.
There were good fares of salmon taken at Torbay, Pouch Cove and vicinity yesterday, which sold wholesale at 15 cents a pound.
The S.S. Bruce arrived at Port aux Basques at 10 a.m. yesterday, bringing: C.E. Wood, A.L. Smith, J.A. Dawe, E.C. Peters. C.E. Colley, J.B. Summerset, A.V. Colley, J.B. Cote, and 19 second cabin.
The schooner Dauntless, Capt. Wm. Broomfield, of St. Brenden’s. B.B., is now ready to sail with a full cargo of provisions, etc.
Mr. Hutchings, Mr. Crane, Capt. Joy, Messrs Bennett. O’Driscoll and Kent, of Job’s office, were laid up yesterday, suffering from colds.
A number of fishermen arrived by last night’s train to join the Rosalind. They are bound to New England Stations to engage at pogie fishing.
Const. Long, who has been transferred to the City from Bonavista, is attached to the Central Station. He assumed duties yesterday.
The following passengers arrived at Placentia by the Glencoe: G.H. Gear, E.H. Davey, J.F. Downey, H. Simmonds, G. Simmonds, J. Rogers. Dr. Lynch, D. Hillier, Mrs. Hearn, Mrs. Curran.
Mr. W. Hogan, of Goodview St., has fitted out the schooner Annie Bell for the Labrador. She sails for a Northern port when the wind is favourable, and after discharging her freight, proceeds on a fishing expedition."
| June 1, 1907 || BIRTH || BERRIGAN — On May 30th at Rose Mont Cottage, Portugal Cove Road, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs P.J. Berrigan. |
| June 1, 1907 || DEATHS || COLEMAN — On May 31st after a short illness, Elizabeth, wife of the late Edward Coleman, aged 52 years, leaving 6 sons and 3 daughters to mourn their sad loss. Funeral on Sunday, from her late residence, 49 Carter’s Hill. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend without further notice. |
| June 1, 1907 || PERSONAL || "Rev. W.C. Booth, of Bell Island is at present in the city.
Rev. G. Ross Godden is expected from England by the City of Bombay tomorrow.
Mr. Peach, Station Agent at Carbonear, accompanied by Mrs. Peach and their little boy, arrived by yesterday’s train on a brief visit."
| June 3, 1907 || FATALITY AT BELL ISLAND || On Saturday, the Minister of Justice received a message from Magistrate O’Donnell of Bell Island, informing him of a fatal accident which occurred at the Nova Scotia Steel Co’s mine there that morning. Two men, Charles Day, aged 28, of Old Shop, Trinity Bay, and George Churchill, of Portugal Cove, were engaged drilling, when suddenly there was a loud explosion and both men were prostrated by falling debris, Day being killed instantly. Churchill was more fortunate and escaped with his life, though he is seriously injured. The cause of the accident was due to their drill coming in contact with an unexploded charge of dynamite. An enquiry will be made into the matter by the proper authorities. |
| June 3, 1907 || ARRESTED FOR STEALING || Saturday morning, Aariah Parmiter, who resides by himself on the South Side, reported to the Police that $30 had been stolen from him. The money was in his pocket when he left the house on Friday but on returning, it could not be found. While searching about the premises he found his empty purse a few yards from the door. He suspected two lads named Snow, as they were in the habit of visiting his place. At 11 yesterday morning, Detective Byrne arrested the two Snows; they have figured in Police circles before, and this morning will go before the Magistrate again. |
| June 3, 1907 || TRAGEDY AT LAMALINE || C.C. Pitman, J.P., of Lamaline, telegraphed the Minister of Justice on Friday night that three men of the crew of the English Schooner, Lady St. John, Misson, Master, now lying in that port, viz., Ralph Hudson, John Crosbie, and John Lemonier, had been missing from their vessel since Wednesday night, and it is believed they have been drowned in the harbor by the capsizing of their boat. It was intended to put men to work trawling for the bodies on Saturday, but a further message from Mr. Pittman that day, states that the strong North Easterly wind which was blowing on Friday, still continued, and it was impossible to make any search. It is believed that there is no doubt that the men have been drowned. |
| June 3, 1907 || PLENTY OF FISH AT ST. MARY’S || From parties who arrived by Saturday night’s train, we learn that there is an abundance of fish on the Cape Mary’s grounds, but that unfortunately the weather is extremely rough. Saturday morning, A. O’Reilly, in Davis’ boat, arrived with 60 quintals for four days’ fishing, and D.Cunningham, in Healey’s boat, arrived at Fox Harbor, with 60 quintals for a similar period. Other boats arrived with catches varying from 20 to 40 quintals. Bait is also plentiful and the prospects for a good voyage are bright. |
| June 3, 1907 || BONAVISTA ARRIVES || The S.S. Bonavista, Capt. Fraser, arrived at 7.30 last evening from Montreal, via Gulf ports. She left Montreal on Friday morning 24th. ult., and reached Charlottetown on Sunday at 7 p.m. Several head of cattle and other cargo was taken on board there. She arrived at Sydney at 8.30 p.m. Tuesday, having passed through ice from Low Point, in. She had considerable delay, and did not get away until Saturday morning at 5. She had a fine run down. The Bonavista brought a large cargo and the following passengers: Messrs Peter Saunders, James Howlett, R.S. Cotrell, V.W. Green, Mesdames Young and two children, A.W. Dunn and child, Misses Ethel Tucker, Young, Henigar, and 18 steerage. |
| June 3, 1907 || BRUCE PASSENGERS || The S.S. Bruce arrived at Port aux Basques at 9.25 a.m. yesterday, with the following passengers: R.H. Goodshed, Rev. E.P. Roache, H. and Mrs. Ellis, A.B. Bayles, A. Mews, Mrs. W. Wood, Miss M Benty, Miss McGregor, A.J. and Mrs. Tucker, T.H. Dean, A. and Mrs. Marvin, S.E. Hue, E.F. Mooton, R. Varian, in saloon, and 30 second class. The express is due at 4 this afternoon. |
| June 3, 1907 || LOCAL OPTION IN HARBOR MAIN || "On Saturday, Chief Justice Horwood delivered judgement in the Harbor Main Local Option Election Petition.
The petitioners claim that the return or certificate of the Returning Officer is a false and undue return, or alternatively that there has been no return, and that the alleged poll is invalid and void for the following among other reasons: that the ballot-papers used in the election or poll did not comply with the Statutory Form as required by Section 10 of the Temperance Act, and the form in schedule D. therein referred to. That the ballot-papers were improperly counted by the Returning Officer inasmuch as the ballots marked with a cross in the upper part of the ballot-paper were counted as against the petition, and the ballot marked with a cross in the lower part of the ballot-paper were counted as for the petition, whereas the 11th Section of the Temperance Act provides that, “Each elector on receiving his ballot paper, shall forthwith proceed to the compartment of the Polling Station set apart for that purpose, and there mark his ballot paper, making a cross in any part of the upper space if he votes in favour of the petition, and in any part of the lower space if he votes against the petition.”
That no direction for the guidance of voters were posted up at the Polling Station, while appeals on behalf of the opponents of the petition were based upon the assumption that the ballot-paper would be in lawful form as prescribed by the Statute. Evidence has been given by two witnesses that they were deceived by the form, and voted contrary to their intention. It is perfectly clear and indisputable that the terms of the Temperance Act were not complied with, and this in itself establishes a prima incie case for the petitioners. Counsel for the defence has argued that the non-compliance did not affect the result of the election, and that therefore the provisions of the Election Act Section 132 apply, and that the election should not be declared invalid. This Section becomes applicable when it appears to the Tribunal being cognizant of the question or mistake, did not affect the result of the election. This fact or conclusion in fact, must presumably appear or be deducible from legal evidence presented to the tribunal.
As to whether in the present case the non-compliance or mistake did or did not in fact affect the result of the election, is not in the nature of things capable of exact proof. Therefore, to pronounce that it did not affect the election would be here equivalent to saying that it could not possibly have affected the result of the election. Then, are we in a position to judicially declare that the noncompliance or mistake complained of, could not possibly have affected the result? Even if we were to admit that it is only the illiterate voters undertaking to mark his own ballot-paper who could be misled, what assurance have we that there was no possibility of this class being large enough in this District, to have affected the result of the election?
While it may be, as it has been argued, extremely improbable that the result of the election was appreciably affected by the mistake which occurred, we cannot enter upon a speculation as to the bearing which the illegality complained of, had upon that result. We are sitting as a Court of Law, and must confine ourselves entirely to legal evidence and legal considerations. All that is certain is that the Statute has not yet been complied with. As to the effect of the non-compliance upon the result of the election, there is no evidence, except that given by the witnesses for the petitioners already referred to: every thing else is mere conjecture and affords no warrant for a judicial pronouncement that the non-compliance with the Statute did not affect the result of the election or could not possibly have affected the result of the election.
It is not necessary at present, to decide on the question as to whether the minority of two of the Deputy Returning Officers should vitiate the election, but the authorities are sufficiently in favour of the petitioners’ contention that a minor cannot be appointed to a position of trust and responsibility calling for the exercise of functions of a judicial character, to justify us in calling the attention of the Attorney General to the necessity of making some provision in the General Election Law to meet what may result in a serious complication, and possibly great public inconvenience.
The election must therefore be declared void. Each party to pay his own cost.
Mr. Justice Emerson stated he fully concurred in this decision, and that the other charges of partisanship by the Returning Officer, and intimidation by the Clergymen, were found to be absolutely unfounded and baseless, while he further remarked that of course the Attorney General would order a new election, just as soon as the legal formalities would admit of it."
| June 3, 1907 || ANOTHER FOREIGN SAILOR DEAD || On the passage from Liverpool, Seaman Graham caught a cold which shortly developed into pneumonia. He was placed in the Hospital and carefully attended to by Dr. Wiper, Chief Steward Dent, and Purser Cahil. When the ship reached port he was barely alive. Arrangements were made for him to be treated at the Hospital. At 8 o’clock, Sergt. Caines went to the ship with the ambulance and conveyed him to the institution. He was then dying, and on seeing him, Dr. Shea remarked that he would not live more than a couple of hours. At 10 o’clock he died. This was Graham’s first trip in the Bombay, as he joined her just before she left Glasgow. The remains will be interred today. |
| June 3, 1907 || FROM LIVERPOOL || The S.S. City of Bombay, Capt. McNeil, arrived at 10.30 a.m. Saturday from Liverpool, after a quick trip of seven days. Fine weather prevailed until Friday night 1.30 p.m. Friday, when 240 miles off St. John’s, the Siberian was spoken to, and she reported having passed through pack ice and dense fog. This made Capt. McNeil more cautions, or she would have reached port earlier. She brought 600 tons general cargo, 29 bags mail matter, and the following passengers: Rev. G. Ross, Godden, Sir Bryan and Lady Leighton; Messrs J Atrang, W.T Beanland, H.A. Thomas, H. Blackburn, Jas. Gordon; Mesdames Steer, Kodgkinson, Heygate, Misses Goodridge, Anderson, Gordon (2). Dever, Ritchie, Beanland, 8 second and 4 steerage. |
| June 3, 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || "Bowrings: Prospero was due at Channel yesterday, going West. Portia is due, this evening. Saturday, Bowrings had the following wire from Capt. Kean: Jammed in St. Anthony three days. White Bay filled to Coachman’s Cove. Came from Conche to La Scie in back of ice, all well.
Reids: Home is North of Bonne Bay. Virginia Lake left Port aux Basques at 5 p.m. Saturday for North Sydney to load freight. Dundee arrived at Port Blandford at 7.50 a.m. yesterday. Ethie arrived at Clarenville at 7.15 p.m. yesterday. Clyde left Pilley’s Island at 7 p.m. Saturday, going North. Glencoe left Placentia at 7 p.m. Saturday."
| June 3, 1907 || ALONG THE LINE: || The shore train, in charge of Conductor Mitchem, arrived at 9.15 Saturday night, bringing: F.J Morris, G.W. Gushue, Rev. Fr. Born, C.D. Chetwynd, C. Bailey, Miss Bailey, Mrs. Bailey, Capt. C. Dawe, W. McNeily, B McGrath, G. Veitch, W. Pippy, and a few others. The express, last evening took out: Sir Bryan and Lady Leighton, J.B. Osmond, Miss A. Green, Lieut. Porter. A.E. Hawkins, J Williams, A.J. Sparkes. J.T. Meaney, D. Burden, H. Duder, W. Knox. O. Emerson, A. Walter, Gregg J Brocklehurst and about 50 second class. |
| June 3, 1907 || NAUTICAL || S.S. Dageid, 15 days from Montreal via Gulf ports, arrived yesterday morning to Shea & Co’s. The Dageid was delayed by ice at Sydney. She anchored in the stream, as the Bombay is at the pier. Schooner Maud, Noel, sailed on Saturday for Burgeo, with a general cargo for Clement & Co. She will load fish there for Europe. Schooner Neille M., Clark, begins loading provisions, today, for Burin. S.S. City of Bombay sails again this afternoon for Halifax. S.S. Adventure did not get away. |
| June 3, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "The schooner Rembina has been extensively repaired at Green’s Harbor during the winter, and is now as good as new. She will fish at Ragged Islands, Labrador.
T. Henderson, who was in charge of the Dispatching Office at Grand Falls, has been transferred to the Head Office in this city. He came through to Harbor Grace on Saturday to spend a few days with relatives.
Some unruly boys were kicking football and otherwise misconducting themselves on George St. last night, much to the annoyance of residents and Church-goers. Constable Dawe has their names and will summon them.
Right Rev. Monsignor Veitch’s new Church at Conception Hr, was dedicated yesterday by right Rev. Bishop March, the other Clergymen of the district, taking part. There was a large attendance of people from the other parishes.
At 2.30 yesterday morning, Consts, Lawlor and Coady, arrested a respectable young man who should have been in bed hours before. He realized when he awoke at the Station that the Police are not to be trifled with, and in future he will probably behave better.
In the harbor at present, are a number of very pretty schooners, and many of them are fast sailers. Henry Miller, of New Bonaventure, T.B. is willing to wager $20 that his schooner Susan M., cannot be beaten on the run from the Narrows to Baccalieu.
George Churchill, who was injured at Bell island Saturday, was in a bad state yesterday, and not expected to recover. He is seriously injured about the eyes, as he was struck in the face by the piece of rock.
Mr. Cuthberton of the Royal Stores, leaves by the Bonavista tomorrow for Western Canada.
The Bruce made a good run from Sydney. Her last trip, covering the distance in a little over 7 hours.
The Virginia Lake will make another trip to North Sydney before coming here to fit out for the Labrador service.
The S.S. Ingraham, with Commissioner Bonia on board, sails for the Labrador Coast this morning, in connection with the securing of trap berths. Sergt. Sheppard and Constable Keefe also go by her, to prevent any breach of the peace.
A real old fashion wake was held at Kilbride two nights last week, pipes, tobacco, etc being at hand for the men, and snuff for the women.
The remains of the unfortunate man Day, who was killed at Bell Island Saturday morning, were sent to his home, in Trinity Bay by yesterday express.
There was a terrible sea on in Freshwater Bay, Saturday, and none of the fishermen were able to get to the grounds. A salmon net marked “J.J.” drifted ashore at Blackhead, and was picked up by Mr. Martin Baird, who would like to restore it to the owner.
There are only three Police Sergeants at present in the city, Sergt. Sparrow, Pest, and Noseworthy. One of the number is on night duty, and the other two have all they can do to superintend the work of the city.
The Bombay has been running to India during the winter. There is no change in her staff since she was last here. Capt. McNeil is looking well. The other Officers are: Chief Officer Ewing, Second Sprowl, Third Olsen, Fourth Hattley; Chief Engineer Grand, Chief Steward Dent, and Mr. Cahil is the Purser.
Capt. George W. Soper, Master of the Callidora, wishes to thank the Harbor Master, Capt. English, for his promptness in removing so many craft, to enable the Callidora to get to the pier. Otherwise it would have been impossible to get through. Capt. English came twice, in order to see that his orders were properly carried out."
| June 4, 1907 || PARTICULARS OF DROWNING ACCIDENT || Letters were received in town yesterday, giving particulars of the drowning of the men Baker and Evilly, at Bull Cove, Burin, on Tuesday night last, which was reported in the News. It appears that both men boarded the schooner Eliza, Martin, Master, at Bull Cove, which had just arrived from St. Pierre, and while aboard, received several glasses of liquor. They left about 10.30 p.m. in a small dory, to row to Baker’s home. This fact was unknown until next morning. When Mrs. Baker missed her husband, a search party was organized. The dory was found near Money Point, and the body of Baker, about 100 yards from his home. Evilly’s being found further out in deep water. The dory was below the ordinary size, and it is assumed that the men fell on the side, and when the other tried to catch him, the boat upset. Baker was a splendid swimmer, and being found within 100 yards of his home, it is thought he attempted to swim to it but, being heavily clad, failed. It is also said that Evilly was a good swimmer. |
| June 4, 1907 || THE PORTIA BACK AGAIN || "Encountered Much Ice.
The S.S. Portia, Capt. Kean, arrived at 7.30 last evening, from Northern ports. Leaving here on Wednesday, May 22nd, she experienced beautiful weather until reaching Baie Verte, on Saturday 25th. That evening, a North-East gale with a heavy snow storm came on, and raged furiously until the following day. She met the first ice off St. Juliens, on Monday 27th and passed through it until she arrived at St. Anthony at 2.55 p.m.
After a stop of four hours she got underway for Griquet, but at St. Anthony Cape, a distance of two miles, an impenetrable pack was met, and Capt. was obliged to retreat. Tuesday, at daylight, she made another attempt to reach the terminus, but could not get round the Cape. Capt. Kean then ran into St. Anthony Bight, where the passengers, mails and freight for Griquet were landed.
The Portia then started on their homeward run, and got as far South as Fichot Island, when another jam was met, and there was nothing left to do but run back to St. Anthony. She had to remain there from Tuesday until Friday morning, when the ice cut off, and she steamed on the back of it to Conche. From there she proceeded to the Grois Islands, and got in the wake of Partridge Point. White Bay was full of ice and she could not enter it, but made La Scie without difficulty. She reached Tilt Cove Saturday evening and remained all night, as there was heavy ice on the North side of Green Bay. Leaving on Sunday morning, Little Bay was packed tight, but there was no further hindrance, and she entered Fogo. There was considerable slob ice in the Run, but she succeeded in making Seldom.
From Fogo to Cape Freels was blocked, and from the Wadhams she ran East almost to the Funks, before being able to circle it. The ice does not extend South of Cabot Island. She remained at Greenspond, Sunday night, thinking there was ice on the South side of Bonavista Bay, but none was encountered. The prevailing winds have been North-East by East with cold drizzly rain and fog, making the trip most unpleasant. She brought a quantity of oil and seals, and the following passengers: Rev. Wilson, Messrs Alcock, Wells, Newhook, Milley, Rousell, Mursell, Sammuel, Peel, Hoff (2), Dawe, Bryden, Bishop, Blandford, Dr. McDonald, Mesdames, Newberry, Howlett, Blandford, Christian, O’Neil (2) , North, Murphy, Misses Tilley, Murphy and 20 steerage. "
| June 4, 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || "Bowring’s: Portia sails again at 10 a.m. tomorrow for the Northward. Prospero, reached Bonne Bay at 6 p.m. yesterday. She left again at midnight.
Reids: Argyle left Placentia at 4.45 p.m. yesterday on the Red Island route. Ethie left Britinnia Cove at 7.40 p.m. yesterday, outward. Dundee left Port Blandford at 11 a.m. yesterday, outward. Clyde left Lewisporte at 7 p.m. yesterday, outward. Glencoe arrived at Port aux Basques at ? p.m. yesterday, from Placentia."
| June 4, 1907 || NAUTICAL || "S.S. Cape Breton is due from Montreal today, direct. S.S. Silvia leaves Halifax, this afternoon for St. John’s. S.S. Dahome left Liverpool at 4 p.m. Saturday for this port. S.S. Louisburg was at Sydney, loading for Montreal on Saturday last. Schooner Loletta A and barqt. Minnie, sailed yesterday afternoon for Brazil with fish. Schooner Carl E. Richards left Port Mulgrave on Friday with cattle, and is due here today. S.S. Rosalind reached Halifax at 7 p.m. Sunday, after a run of 44 hours. She left yesterday for New York. S.S. City of Bombay sailed at 6 p.m. yesterday, taking: C and Mrs. Macpherson, 2 intermediate and 11 steerage, for Philadelphia, and 2 steerage for Halifax. S.S. Bonavista sailed at midnight, taking in saloon: T. Cuthbertson, G. Williams, W. Williams, Dr. W. Parsons, S.H. Parsons, J. Cormack, Mesdames Southcott, W.F. Donnelly and child, W. Harris and child; Misses Southcott, Milley, Ella Curtain, Rowena Curtain Stack, and 27 steerage.
As Mr. Butler of Ship Cove, T.B. was sailing down the harbor yesterday, Baine Johnston’s launch, towing out a schooner, collided with and carried away the jibboom of Butler’s craft."
| June 4, 1907 || PERSONAL || "Miss G. Bursell left for Topsail on last evening’s train.
Mr. J. C. Carroll, of Holyrood, came in town last night on business.
Miss Healey, of Fox Harbor, arrived in the city last night on a visit to friends.
Mrs. W. Harris, Jr., left by the Bonavista to spend the summer with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. C. Macpherson left by the Bombay last evening for Philadelphia.
Mr. G.W. Gushue, Minister of Public works, returned from Harbor Main last night.
Miss F. Campbell and Mr. McKay will be united in matrimony on the afternoon of Tuesday next.
Mr. and Mrs G.R. Williams and Mr. W. Williams left by the Bonavista last night on a brief pleasure trip.
Mr. S.H. Parsons left by the Bonavista to undergo an operation at Montreal; his nephew, Dr. Parsons, accompanied him.
Rev. Canon Temple of Topsail, who was in the city yesterday, left for home by the afternoon train.
Mr. John Cormack, Agent for the Queen’s Insurance Co., left for Canada by the Bonavista, and anticipates being absent a few weeks.
The Rev. J.E. Peters, M.A. who has recently been transferred to the Hamilton Methodist Conference, has been appointed to Sheffield, Ontario. The Rev. Jabez Hill removed to Sweaborg in the same Conference."
| June 4, 1907 || DROWNED AT SYDNEY || "Joseph Wethrell, a Seaman from the Newfoundland schooner O’Ryan, was drowned last Thursday near McDonald’s wharf under particularly sad circumstances. With two of his fellow fishermen from the O’Ryan, Wethrell was engaged in loading a dory with salt, when the accident happened; and it was due to the lowering of one of the bags, that the small boat was swamped and sank to the bottom.
Michael Farrell and George Spencer, who were also in the boat at the time of the disaster, managed to reach the wharf and safety, but apparently they were unable to do anything in the matter of helping their unfortunate comrade, who after struggling about in the water for some time, sank to the bottom. When taken out some few minutes afterwards, life was found to be extinct.
The Coroner’s jury, empanelled to look into the circumstances which led to the unfortunate man’s death, returned a verdict of death by accidental drowning. Many who were in the vicinity at the time the accident occurred, expressed the opinion that more valuable help might have been rendered.
Wethrell left a wife and family. He hails from Fortune Bay Nfld., and was well known as a popular and successful fisherman."
| June 4, 1907 || LOSS OF THE SCHOONER GUARDIAN || "The Newfoundland schooner Guardian, Capt. Davis, was crushed in the ice and sent to the bottom about three quarters of a mile off Little Pond, Sydney Mines, last Thursday. The Capt. and crew reached shore safely after considerable difficulty, and managed to save only part of their effects.
The Guardian left Lamaline, Nfld, for North Sydney on Tuesday , May 14th, and on her way across the Gulf, encountered the ice 50 miles off the Cape Breton Coast on the following Saturday, which obliged her to put for Port aux Basques. On the 25th she again sailed for North Sydney and made St. Paul’s Island the same night. A gale coming on, Sunday morning, Capt. Davis again put back to Port aux Basques. The schooner’s mainsail was blown away and she was obliged to lay to for sixteen hours.
When the wind moderated, she headed once more for North Sydney. Becoming becalmed on Monday evening, she was carried into the ice by the current, which took her up the Bras D’Or Lakes. She worked down toward Cranberry Head, and when half way between that point and Little Bras D’Or, Capt. Davis decided to anchor and await a favourable chance to get into this harbor. In the heavy wind and sea of the last couple of days, the schooner was badly pounded by the ice, which carried away her rudder and strained her so badly that she made water fast.
At 6 o’clock last evening, when her hold was full of water, Capt. Davis and crew made their way with great difficulty to the shore. Friday the vessel was found sunk in about three fathoms of water.
The Guardian was built at Lunenburg eight years ago. She was 99 tons net register and was owned by Capt. Davis. She was insured at Lloyds. This is the second vessel crushed in the ice this spring — The Flora W. Sperry being caught in the ice off Scattere."
| June 4, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "Mr. Thomas Henderson of the Reid Co’s despatching office, and Miss Parsons, were married at Bay Roberts, last evening.
Mr. Jackman of Tilt cove, was slightly improved on Sunday, his temperature which had been up to 105, having gone down a little.
Mr. Kaleem Noah has purchased the freehold dwelling of Mr. P. Tessier’s, called “Weston”: the price being paid $7,000. Mr. Noah will remodel the surroundings, and make the place his permanent residence
A. Nardini, of Bay St. George, was before Magistrate McDonald on Saturday and fined $150 for entering Indian Meal as cattle feed. Mr. Nardini denies it and has appealed to the Supreme Court.
The remains of Seaman Graham of the City of Bombay, were interred at G.P. Cemetery yesterday afternoon. A brief service was held at the Presbyterian Church, and the Rev. Dr. Robertson also conducted the service at the grave. The funeral was attended by Capt. McNeil, C.E. Grant, Stewart Dent, Purser Cahill, and others from the ship, and several citizens.
The fisherman Brushett, who drifted from the banker Canopus some time ago, and rowed to Canso with his dead shipmate, as reported in the News, has since been transferred to his schooner, and is in the best of health. He was in bad condition when landed at Canso, his boots and clothing having to be cut from his person, but recovered after a few days. It is said that his treatment after his arrival, was not the best.
Job’s salt steamer Berecia, which ran ashore on the Cape Breton Coast, was floated last week, and on Saturday, bunkered at Sydney. When being taken off the reef, her anchors brought up a portion of a vessel’s planking and timbers which were of oak, wire rigging, and broken spars. It is thought that the anchors, becoming fouled in this wreckage, was the cause of the steamer dragging ashore. The wreckage may be a portion of the hull and rigging of the schooner Oriole, which was wrecked on the bar outside Point Rochefort, about six years ago, and which may have been carried by the current into the harbor, the spruce spar being probably the vessels jiboom.
The Portia brought up 500 seals which were taken on board at St. Anthony and Conche.
People from Bay Bulls in town yesterday, reported a good sign of fish, especially in deep water.
The Virginia Lake left North Sydney at 1 p.m. yesterday for Port aux basques, with a full cargo of freight.
Mr. Bancroft, who was incapacitated from the duties of Cashier at the Customs, owing to paralysis, has been appointed as Assistant Examiner to Mr. Jardine.
The S.S. Strathcona, and schooners Pointer, Daisey, Banburry and New Era, came off dock last night, they having been repaired and painted during last week. The S.S. Kite and three schooners will go on today.
The Glencoe on her last trip to Port aux Basques from Placentia, made the run in 47 hours, calling at all ports..
Mr. Hoffe of Change Islands, accompanied by his son, arrived by the Portia for treatment at the General Hospital. He has been suffering from an inward complaint for some time.
John Grey was discharged from the “Pen” yesterday, and without loss of time became inebriated again, and was taken to the lockup. He goes before the Magistrate again this morning.
The Portia reports a good sign of fish at Shoe Cove, Nippers Harbor, and Cape Fogo. At King’s Cove on Saturday, traps secured from 8 to 10 qtls, but they had to be taken up as it was feared ice would injure them. At Bay de Verde, yesterday, some traps landed 15 qtls of large fish.
A Sailor of the Bombay was arrested yesterday, but he was put on the ship previous to her sailing.
The whaler Snowdrop sails for Baffin Bay at daylight. It is said that Mr. Grant’s real object is to make search for gold deposits in that region.
There were a good number of salmon offered in the market yesterday, the price offered being 15 cents a pound. A ready sale was met.
The whaler Cachelot sailed Sunday morning for Hawke’s Harbor. She left Bonavista where she had called for men, last evening, going North.
About 10.30 last night, residents of Pennywell Road found a Teamster of Freshwater lying helplessly drunk near Rice’s Stable, at the junction of Freshwater and Pennywell Roads. He was unable to help himself, so the Police were sent for, and he was conveyed to the Station in a cab.
Yesterday’s mail brought particulars of the accident of Nurse Edgar, at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, last week. She was engaged mixing chemicals when they ignited, and flaring up, she threw her skirt over the flame, hoping to extinguish it, the result being that her legs and arms were badly burned. When Dr. Bell wrote, he had every hope of her recovery. A letter from Edgar Blandford also says that she was doing well."
| June 4, 1907 || DEATHS || FURNEAUX — Yesterday afternoon, John Elson Alsop Furneaux, aged 53 years. Funeral from his late residence “Elsomia” Monkstown Road, on Thursday at 3 p.m. (Sharp). Friends will please accept this the only intimation to attend. |
| June 5, 1907 || CARBONEAR || "Capt. J Murphy’s schooner that left here for Labrador on Tuesday, was forced to put in to Bay de Verde, when the N.E. wind met her.
The Winona, Rumson, arrived Tuesday from St. John’s laden with supplies to Messrs. G. Soper & Sons.
The Billow, Pike, arrived Monday with salt to Messrs. J & J Maddock.
The giant fish-killer, Maurice Fleming, sailed this week for Harbor Grace. He is ready to go North when a favourable time offers.
Messrs. J & J Maddock’s trader, Onward, is all ready to sail for Quirpon when a time offers. Mr. Harold Maddock goes by her to look after the firm’s business in that centre.
Mrs. Alphaeus Barbour of Newtown, B.B. returned to her home by Monday’s train, having been here on a brief visit to her father, Capt. John Davis, prior to his leaving for Labrador.
A good sign of codfish was jigged at the Eastward Rock, on the 28th. Two salmon also were taken in the nets at Perry’s Cove. The wind and sea are now raging and does not permit the fishermen to get out to their twine.
Mr. Duncan Cameron, of the A.A. Telegraph Co., Hearts Content, is home enjoying a well deserved holiday.
The classical countenance of Mr. O.M.A. Kearney, Lawyer of the second city, may be seen in our town on Wednesday.
Mr. Albert Penney, Agent for E. Penney & Son, at Port au Choix, went out to Port aux Basques Tuesday, in company with a crew of Sailors, to take down the firms steam launch to the place of fishing operations on the Treaty Coast.
The brigt. Beatrice, Captain J Westcoctt, arrived from Cadiz on Saturday, after a passage of 32 days. She is laden with salt to the owners Messrs Rorke & Sons.
Mr. A.B. Peach, Agent of the Reid Nfld. Co.’s business in this town, is enjoying a well earned holiday from a prolong season of unremitting attention to the Company’s interests on this part of the line
From what we can gather, the United Towns Electrical Co. intends at an early date, to branch out in the telephone business. Whilst the enterprise will no doubt prove remunerative to the Company, it is not presumed that the luxury will be patronized to such an extent as the electric light.
At a recent meeting of the Methodist Sunday School Committee of Management, Miss Udell was unanimously elected Superintendent of the Primary Department.
It is safe to say that a more interesting paper than the Carbonear edition of the Free Press, never came to our town. The reminiscences of the day of auld lang syne, so well described by the Editor, will be treasured almost as sacred by thousands who claim old Carbonear as the place of their birth. Not many gentlemen who have dwelt in this town are so well qualified to write on its history as Mr. Robinson, for to him belongs the honour, perhaps more than any other gentleman, who ever came amongst us, of moulding to a great extent, a large part of our history of these later days.
To him, Carbonear fathers and mothers, and boys and girls of the eighties, (now men and women) have long owed a debt which they cannot hope to ever repay. Coming amongst us, an accomplished scholar from the old land, he at once recognized, and gave proper appreciation to the vast opportunities open to him in his profession. Needless to say, these opportunities were grasped by him with the result that it may be said that no other gentleman that ever came and went from Carbonear, has anywhere approached the valuable service that he rendered towards the success of its sons and daughters, as did the scholarly former Principle of the old Methodist Grammar School.
So strong were the influences of those school days with the scholars, and so penetrating the impress of their respected Teacher, that intelligence instilled during that period, and the development of moral character attained, is to this very day unconsciously playing a part in all the affairs of the town that call for brains and moral stamina.
On behalf of the citizens in general, we acknowledge this recent indebtedness to our honoured citizen of days long past. CORRESPONDENT.
[Our Correspondent is too kind, Whilst human nature is too weak to refuse the grateful incense of so fragrant a bouquet, we fully recognize our unworthiness of it. To write of Carbonear in the eighties, was a labour of love, in which pleasure and sadness intermingled. Memories are happily, more often chastened joys than sorrow — Editor.]"
| June 5, 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || "Rev. H Leggo delivered a lecture on, a trip to Rome and Pompeii, at St. Paul’s Hall on Thursday night. The night was not suited to persons leaving their homes, and so the audience at the Hall was not a large one. However, those who were present, thoroughly enjoyed the treat put before them, and were amused, pleased, and instructed. Stereoptican views of the different points touched upon, were shown by lantern, and had it not been for an accident to the lantern, the scenes would have been more plainly discerned. The proceeds of the lecture amounted to $20, which goes towards the funds of St. Paul’s Sunday School.
The hearing of the case postponed a week ago, in which a Landlord sued a Tenant for arrears of rent, was resumed at the Court today. Judgement was given for plaintiff for $11 and costs. Messrs John Farrell & Sons of Clarke’s Beach, took action against J. Butler, for the hiring of a Fishing Room at Labrador, $10; and for 1½ tons of salt, $12, - in all, $22. Messrs Munn & Co were interested in the action, and as it had been stated that the case had been previously heard before Magistrate Thompson at Brigus, is was postponed, pending enquiry by Judge Seymour.
Mr. Kearney for plaintiff, Mr. C. Yetman sued a party for debt. The defendant not being in Court, judgement went by default for $4 and costs.
On Friday morning, District Inspector Bailey appeared in Court, against a man arrested by the Police last Saturday night, for stealing a 10 lb tub of butter from the premises of a mercantile firm which employed him in the store. The man was also the Caretaker of an institution, which has rooms upon said firm’s premises. The Caretaker is supposed to close the rooms of the institution at 11 o’clock each night.
For some time past, the Foreman of the Merchant’s shop has been missing goods, and determined if possible to catch the thief. Between one of the rooms of the institution, and one on the Merchant’s premises, is a door which has been kept locked and barred. The Foreman of the shop noticed that the bar had been removed upon several occasions, and his suspicions became aroused. He immediately took steps to prove whether or not the thief entered the shop through this door. He placed a dusting cloth at the door which opened into the room leading to the shop down stairs. He tied a piece of weak twine from banister to banister across the stairway, and placed an enamelled saucepan on the shop side of the door, so than an entry might be indicated.
The next day being Sunday, in the afternoon, the Foreman visited the premises to investigate. He discovered that the duster had been pushed in by the door, that the twine had been broken in the stairway, and that the enamelled mug had been displaced at the shop door, showing that the shop had been entered. The Police were accordingly notified and the circumstances explained. Different Constables were set to watch in the shop, with the Foreman during the ensuring week, but no thief put in an appearance.
At last the Foreman thought that perhaps the goods had been removed from the shop to the room upstairs. This was a Friday night and he made a search of the room, where he discovered a tub of butter secreted behind a goods case. The Constable was notified, and the tub marked and left where it was. Inspector Bailey, the next morning, visited the premises and concealed himself in a room off the spot where the tub of butter was. In due course, he saw the Caretaker of the rooms of the institution come into the room where the good’s case was, take the tub of butter, remove it to another part of the room, and place the case before the butter, laying a board thereon to conceal it.
After 10 that night, Constable Power and Foreman hid themselves in the room where the Inspector was in hiding in the morning, and waited developments. About 11.30 p.m. someone was heard to enter the room where the butter was concealed, and the Constable saw the Caretaker take the tub of butter and put it under his coat. He followed him to the rooms of the institution and arrested him there, afterwards taking him to the Police Station. This occurred Saturday night, May 25th. Such were the facts as set forth in the evidence laid before the Court.
The prisoner pleaded not guilty and was defended by Mr. M.A. Kearney, who did all within his power to bring off his client. He made as earnest plea, using every lawful means to prove the innocence of the prisoner at the bar, but though he doubtless succeeded in inducing the Court to be lenient, he could not convince his Honour that his client was not culpable. The prisoner was sentenced to pay $40 or 2 months imprisonment with hard labour. Shortly after noon today, the prisoner through the agency of Mr. Kearney, who paid the fine, was released. CORRESPONDENT. Hr. Grace, June 1st, 1907."
| June 5, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "Friends of Capt. Winsor Sr., will regret to learn that he is still very ill.
The S.S. Kite sails for the Northward about the 20th with Capt. Bartlett’s crew.
The ketch Gypsy is taking in salt at Baird’s Gordon & Co.’s Southside premises, for Haystack P.B.
There was a good sign of fish at Witless Bay on Monday, the fishermen jigging from two to four quintals per boat.
A lad fell through Watchmaker Cameron’s window, on New Gower St. last night, and sustained slight injuries.
The schooner Ben Hur, Capt. Hann, of Wesleyville, took in salt at Baird Gordon & Co.’s Southside premises last evening.
A schooner was off Cape Spear last night, but did not enter port; she was probably the Carl E. Richards, due to J & W. Pitts with cattle.
There are several icebergs along the Southern Shore. The Cape Breton passed one of huge dimensions near Ferryland, besides several of smaller size.
The schooner Maggie M.W. Capt. Pettepas, and La France, Capt. Ballam, reached Halifax on Friday, with herring from Bay of Islands. The former lands 1,000 bbls, and latter, 994.
Some of the city Merchants complain that the goods shipped by the Plant Line to Halifax, from Boston and other American cities, have been accumulating at Halifax and several shipments are as long as three months late. There is general dissatisfaction over the matter, as some of the goods are now entirely out of date, and will be useless upon arrival.
Mr. R.E. Chambers of the N.S. Steel and Coal Co., has gone to Rio Janeiro to develop the coal areas near the city, which have lately been acquired by his Company.
A top dressing of broken stone and gravel is being put on the South Side of LeMarchant Road opposite Murphy’s Range, and the steam roller is also at work there. The repairs were badly needed.
At Petty Harbor on Monday and yesterday, there was a splendid sign of fish, and good catches were taken on jiggers. All the traps are now out and a big voyage is anticipated.
The city Shoemakers are busily engaged at present, the demand for fishermen’s boots being greater that the supply. At the Newfoundland Boot and Shoe Factory, all the hands are engaged nightly, in an endeaver to keep the market supplied.
There was a lot of goods shortshipped by the S.S. Rosalind, on her last trip due no doubt, to the strike in New York. There is a serous inconvenience to Merchants in consequence, but it is expected that the goods will arrive by the Silvia.
At 12.30 yesterday, opposite Kennedy & Mullaly’s on Water St. the hind wheel came off one of Harvey & Co. trucks, a nut in the end of the axle having broken in two. For a while, the horse and loaded van obstructed the street, until the wheel was replaced and repairs effected.
A private wire from Tilt Cove, yesterday, conveyed the good news that Mr. Jackman was resting much easer and felt stronger. He leaves at the end of the week for Montreal to undergo an operation. "
| June 5, 1907 || MARRIAGE || Miss T. Walsh and Mr. D. King, of the Southside, were united in matrimony at St. Patrick’s Church, on Sunday evening, at 7.30. The bride was attended by Miss King, while Mr. W. Brophy supported the groom. |
| June 5, 1907 || PERSONAL || "Miss Effie M.B. Benson, and Miss Wilhelmina Cameron, of Carbonear, have received diplomas for accuracy in Shorthand from Mr. J.M. Sloan, Remsgate. Both these young ladies are pupils of Miss Nellie Fitzgerald, of Carbonear.
Amongst continual streams of anonymous letters, is one from Bell Island, which complains bitterly of the postal arrangements. Being unsigned, we cannot give it publication. Surely if grievances exist, complainants should at least be willing to authenticate their communications by giving their names — not necessarily for publication, but as a guarantee to good faith.
A foreign Seaman attempted to assault a lad on George St. at 11 last night, but was frustrated by the appearance of some passing by. There were no Police present or the scoundrel would not be at large today.
Our readers will be glad to learn that the Minister of Public Works, Mr. Geo. W. Gushue, is investigating the matter referred to by Mr. Ward of Gambo, in yesterday’s issue. Mr Gushue is a humane man, and we are sure of his own knowledge, would never tolerate heartlessness on the part of callous officials."
| June 6, 1907 || NAUTICAL || "The whaler Hawk arrived at 9.45 last night from Cape Broyle. Mr. M.P. Cashin came by her.
The steamer Dageid went on dock yesterday, and will likely finish today. She returns to Montreal, taking a quantity of scrap iron.
Some fish is being caught along the Southern Shore the past two days. Cape St. Mary’s also report fish fairly plentiful, but the weather is unfavourable.
The schooner Gertie, Capt. Edward Frampton, arrived yesterday, from Random with a full load of Cooper’s lumber for Franklin & Co., sawn at Reid’s and Cooper’s Mills, Smith Sound, Trinity Bay.
The schooner Neil N., Timothy Neagle of Toad’s Cove, took a part load of salt at Morey’s yesterday, and will land it at Portugal Cove for Mr. Gosine, who does business there.
Capt. Barbour’s schooner Niobe, which had her bowsprit and head gear carried away by the steamer Aggie at her anchorage in the harbor some time ago, is now at LeDrew’s wharf undergoing repairs. A new bowsprit will be put in.
A young man of the East End was drunk and disorderly at his home last night, and had to be given in charge by his wife. Officer Coady fetched him to the Station. Four others were arrested during the night, one of whom was released.
The banker Adela reached Burin Tuesday, from the Gulf with the remains of one of the crew — Ambrose Allen, who was drowned. He was in the dory with his brother Wilson, when their vessel cut them down. Wilson clung to a part of the dory and was saved but the other was not so fortunate.
A message was received yesterday that a small schooner lumber laden from Random, struck a pan of ice near Bay de Verde Tuesday night, and had to be abandoned. The crew of three men, a woman and a child, were taken off by the Ettie Bess, Capt Dean, and landed at Carbonear.
C & A Dawe’s schooner Quissetta, Capt. Edward Mercer, arrived in port yesterday morning after a stormy passage of ten days from Halifax. She encountered a lot of loose ice off Scatterie, and also had head winds and fog to contend with. She brought 100 barrels of tar and balance of her cargo in felt, consigned to Colin Campbell. She is discharging at his wharf. The schooner Samuel R. Crane, bought by Capt. Elijah Mercer of Bay Roberts, left the same day. She has a part cargo of dynamite for the D. I. & S. Co., Bell Island.
The steamers Stord, Dageid, and schooner Lewisporte, went on dock yesterday for repairs.
Mr. J. Ashley will leave for Grand Falls by today’s express, having secured a lucrative position there.
Public Health Inspector O’Brien visited the East End Slaughter Houses on Tuesday, and will report during the week.
A Labourer of Barter’s Hill was placed on the cold water list yesterday. There is now 53 men on the water wagon.
By the last Bruce, some ten tourists arrived from the States, who will fish in the vicinity of South Branch for the next two months
There is a good sign of fish at Bay de Verde. O’Neill’s trap took 15 quintals on Monday last.
District Inspector Grimes celebrated his 35th year in the Constabulary, Tuesday last. The Inspector despite his long service, is still a young man, and has very many honours coming to him.
The schooners E.P. Morris and Flying Cloud are now on the floating dock. The former is being repainted, and the latter is being recaulked. Both will come off this afternoon, and be put in readiness for the fishery.
John Kennedy of Cuddihy St., fell in a fit in Brazil’s Square at 12.30 p.m. yesterday, and those who saw him thought that life had fled. A Doctor was called to attend him, and after some trouble brought him to his senses. He was later conveyed to his home by Constable White.
The schooner Oriental arrived yesterday from Trinity with 850 quintials of dry fish, shipped by Mr. Morris. She is discharging at the wharf of Baird, Gordon & Co.
Yesterday, Richard Quirk of Fortune Harbor N.D.B., visited Bowning’s retail store to make some purchases. Later, he went to the office on Water Street, and while there, remembered that he had left his purse containing $25 in $5 notes, on the counter in the store. He returned immediately but no trace of it could be found, although no one was known to have entered. He reported the loss to the Police Station.
The schooner Vera, Capt. Mygena, 19 days from Troon via Bay Roberts, arrived yesterday morning to Baine Johnston & Co. with coal. On Friday last, the Vera was in Conception Bay, in a dense fog, and the Captain could not make out his position, being unfamiliar with the land. He ran into port which proved to be Bay Roberts, and remained there until an opportunity offered, to come to St. John’s. She has 285 tons coal."
| June 7, 1907 || VICE-REGAL PARTY RETURNS || His Excellency the Governor and Lady MacGregor, and I.G. McCowen, A.D.C., returned from their visit to the West Coast. Leaving here May 26th, the Vice-Regal party proceeded through to Port aux Basques. They were met by Magistrate Squarry, Rev H.J. Head and others. At Channel, St. James School was visited, and an address of welcome read by Master Jacob Poole. The Methodist School also received a visit, and Susie Soper read an address. A pleasing feature was the presentation of a bouquet to Lady MacGregor. Lobster Factories, Shipbuilding Yards, and other places of interest, were viewed by the distinguished party. His Excellency was greatly pleased with all he saw. The party then returned to Bay St. George and were the guess of the Rt. Rev. Dr. McNeil. Last Thursday, the Church and Convents were visited, and in the afternoon an address was presented at the Court House. The next day a special train conveyed them to Bay of Islands. They inspected the Slate Quarries at Summerside, and all the Schools. His Excellency sailed down the Humber, and called at the Slate Quarry at Crow Gulch. Sunday morning, Sir William and Lady attended service at the Presbyterian Church, Rev. J.M. Allan, officiating. After luncheon the party left for Grand Falls, where the work of the Harmsworth people will be viewed. Their Excellencies enjoyed their trip very much. |
| June 7, 1907 || THE SPEEDWELL || "The Speedwell, another new and well built local schooner, arrived in port yesterday, and is at Kennedy & Mullaly’s wharf. The Speedwell was constructed the past winter at Lance Cove, Smith Sound, Trinity Bay, by the veteran builder, William Tavernor, for his brother Joshua, who is Master of her. She measures 26 tons, and is fully timbered with juniper, spruce and birch, planked with hardwood, and to use the words of the builder, “Is as strong as wood and iron could make her”.
Mr. Tavernor began building when he was only sixteen years old and has continued it up to the present. During that time, he has put out of his hands, nearly thirty schooners, ranging from 20 to 50 tons, beside many small boats. He is now 69 years old and looks to be twenty years his junior, notwithstanding his more than half a century’s hard work, fishing and shipbuilding."
| June 7, 1907 || THAT WRECKED SCHOONER || The schooner wrecked near Bay de Verde on Tuesday night, was the Happy Home, Ralph Short Master, of Lee Bright, N.W. Arm, Random. She left home on Tuesday morning for St. John’s, and was making good headway when misfortune overtook her. The loss to Capt. Short is considerable, as only a few weeks ago he purchased her and was making his first trip. His wife and infant were on the craft at the time, and were safely placed on Capt. Dean’s vessel. The Effie, John Critch, which arrived yesterday, reported passing a lot of lumber and wreckage, which no doubt was from the Happy Home. |
| June 7, 1907 || LAST NIGHT’S WEDDING || At 8.30 last evening, in the presence of a few friends, at her residence Militaty Road, Miss Maggie Summers and Mr. Whitford McNeily were united in matrimony. The bride was daintily gowned in silk, and looked charming. She was given away by her uncle, Mr. M.J. Summers, and Miss Aggie Summers and Miss Bride Sullivan were bridesmaids, while Mr. W. Summers supported the groom. The ceremony was performed by Ven. Archdeacon O’Neill, assisted by Revs. Dr. Whelan and Fr. Roach, and was followed by a sumptuous supper. The groom’s presents to the bridesmaids were pearl pendants. The happy couple will remain at the Balsam until the Carthaginian is ready for Glasgow. The bride is a popular young lady, and received a valuable assortment of presents. The News wishes Mr. and Mrs. McNeilly every happiness. |
| June 7, 1907 || CATTLE SCHOONER HERE || The schooner Carl E. Richard, six days from Port Mulgrave, arrived yesterday morning. Very light winds, prevailed during the trip. She made Cape Race, at daylight Wednesday, and had a hard time beating down the Coast. Her cargo consists of 45 head of cattle, 11 sheep, 18 horses, beside plank, stone, hay etc. The Carl sails again this evening, for Port Mulgrave, for another shipment of live stock. |
| June 7, 1907 || SCHOONER SAMOA IN DANGER || The schooner Samoa, LeDrew, which arrived from Broad Cove, C.B., yesterday afternoon, had a narrow escape from going ashore at the narrows. In tacking near the Northen Head, the schooner failed to come around owing to the baffling wind. The crew had to drop the sails and let go the anchors, and even then, she escaped the rocks only by a few feet. The Captain signalled for a tug, and Bowring’s launch went out and brought the craft to port in safety. |
| June 7, 1907 || DR. MALCOLM’S DEATH || "Scarcely has death’s cold hand been raised ere it again descends. The present year has been a memorable one, for before the grim destroyer have fallen, in our midst, many prominent and honoured citizens. ”Death loves a shining mark” and to the long list of these snatched away in life’s full prime, must now be added the name of Dr. Malcolm, the good Physician of Fogo.
Yesterday the sad news reached the city with startling suddenness — the result of heart disease. No further particulars have reached us, but the fact in itself is sufficient to cause widespread sorrow. Dr. Malcolm was a man of splendid physique, a giant in stature, a kindly, whole souled man, in whose breast flowed the milk of human kindness, — just such a man as Ian Maclaren would have rejoiced in, — a veritable Dr. McClure, with many points of character and manner strongly suggestive of the man immortalized in the pages of the “Bonnie Brier Bush.”
He succeeded the late Dr. Findlater at Fogo about 20 years ago. In 1893 he was appointed Stipendiary Magistrate, and by his impartiality, discrimination and integrity, added to the already high reputation which eh had won as the beloved Physician.
Dr. Malcolm was a Scotsman, and a splendid type of the men of North Briton. Mr. A.K. Lumsden of Baird Gordon & Co., is a cousin. He leaves a widow and four children, to who the sincere sympathy of the public is extended, in their terribly sad and sudden bereavement."
| June 7, 1907 || ALONG THE LINE || "The express arrived at 4.20 p.m. yesterday, bringing His Excellency the Governor and Lady MacGregor, IG. McCowen, Rev. Dr. Whelan , H.S. Crow, H.H. Guebel, J. Campbell, P.J Canning, C.A. Rowlings, R.M. Black, F. Janes and a few others.
The express, last evening took out J. Johnson, J.C. Crosbie, Dr. Keean, Rev. H. Leggo, Rev. M.K. Gardner, C.F. Taylor, W.H. Taylor, Miss Evans, Cothrell, Miss Ryan, A.L. Smith, M.F. O’Toole, Capt. M Bartlett, T.C. Badcock. H Hayward, P. Long., F.H. Squires, and several others.
The shore train arrived at 9.30 last night, bringing in J.J. Murphy, F.J. Morris, S. Bradbury, and about seventy excursionists."
| June 7, 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || "BOWRING’S: Portia left King’s Cove, at 12.05 p.m. yesterday, going North. Prospero left Grand Bank at 12.20 p.m. yesterday, going West.
REIDS: Glencoe left St. Jacques at 7 p.m. yesterday, bound East. Argyle left Burin at 12.20 p.m. yesterday, going West. Ethie leaves Clarenville this morning. Dundee leaves Port Blandford this morning. Clyde leaves Lewisporte this morning. Home left Bonne Bay at 10.30 a. m. yesterday, going North."
| June 7, 1907 || NAUTICAL || "S.S. Carthaginian is due from Philadelphia today.
Schooner Ethel, 23 day from Cadiz, arrived yesterday at Bishop & Monroe with salt.
Barqt. Dunure, Hartery, 31 days from Cadiz with salt, arrived yesterday to Bowring Bros
S.S. Silvia, did not leave Halifax until midnight Wednesday. She is due tomorrow morning.
Coaster St. Elmo, Benson, is ready to sail to Nipper’s Harbor, Little Bay, and Flower’s Cove. Returning she will load lumber at White Bay.
Schooner Isabella, Poulson, 29 days from Cadiz, arrived Wednesday with salt to A.S. Rendell &Co. The Isabella is the smallest European vessel in the Newfoundland trade, being only 59 tons register. After discharging her cargo of 70 tons, she goes to the Westward to load fish."
| June 7, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "Four arrests for drunkenness were made by the Police during last evening.
A private cable last evening, announced that some prominent American Miners would arrive here on the 17th to see about the developing of several properties.
Forty-five head of cattle were auctioned at Pitts’ yesterday, costing from 18 to 20 cents per lb. on the hoof. The oldest city Butcher says he never knew beef to be so costly as this year. At present, there is a supply in the market, but another shipment is not expected for a fortnight. At least and by, then the stock will be consumed. There is very little offering at Port Mulgrave, and it is not likely that a shipment will be brought from Montreal. This will rise the price even higher, as the freight is from $12 to $15 per head.
The schooner Agnes E. Downs, Capt. Reid, of White Bay, is laden with supplies “Chock-a-block”, including a part deck load, and has been waiting a favourable change of wind, the past week. There’s nothing lost by remaining in harbor during the prevalence of such weather as the present, and when it does veer fair, this schooner which is one of the best American oak craft, added to our fleet last year as then reported, will cover the distance between St. John’s and the North side of White Bay, in a day. Capt Reid is highly pleased with the performance of his taut little sailing lass, last season, and describes her as being, “One of the best schooners that water ever wet.”
The schooner Snowbird, Capt. Jacob Penson, will proceed to New Perlican to land her present fare of one hundred and forty quintals of fish, before again going on the banks. Although a month left home, yet she was only eight days fishing during that time; a fact which illustrated the lengthy preliminaries that precede casting anchor on the grounds, such as procuring fresh bait, involving long sails back and forth to report sources of supply — the principal cause of delay. The vessel expects to get fresh caplin for her next baiting, and anticipates that this will not entail a long wait, as the caplin school season in now near at hand; although it does seem a little “mixed” to speak of caplin bait being at hand, while yet all the Labrador fleet are in harbor, not a sail having reached down there yet. The Snowbird fishes with seven dories and a crew of 16 men.
Mrs. Josiah Frampton, of White Rock, T.B. fell a few days ago, and fractured her right wrist. The Doctor was absent, but Mr. Pilley, the “local“ Physician, successfully set the bone.
Messrs. Johnson and J.C. Crosbie left by last’s evening express to spend a few days fishing. Dr. Keegan left for Fischell’s and will fish the salmon pools for the next 10 days.
A Broad Cove horse became frightened at the steam roller, on LeMarchant Road, Wednesday afternoon, and but for a couple of the shop hands, would have dashed through the window of St. John’s Grocery.
The pretty schooner Bessie Fowlow, now at Bowring’s wharf, built by Josiah Frampton on White Tock T.B., was surveyed on Wednesday and awarded the bounty. She is a very pretty vessel, and the owner and builder have been congratulated by all who have inspected her.
The whaler Hawk has finished operating at Cape Broyle for this season. The fishery has been a failure, also securing only two whales. In a day or two she leaves for Cape Charles with Bowring’s factory there during the summer.
Michael Fannel, who was on board schooner Ellen F., was examined by Dr. Campbell, yesterday, and pronounced insane, and later was conveyed to the Asylum. For two months he has been mentally afflicted and it was feared he would injure himself or some one else.
S.S. Cape Breton sails at noon today.
Mr. T. Badcock left for Carbonear by last evening’s train.
The Bruce in crossing to North Sydney last Saturday, made the run in a little over six hours, it was her quickest trip this season.
The remains of the man Wetherell, drowned at Sydney last week, was interred there on Sunday.
Miss Evans, daughter of Mr. James Evans, Adams Cove, left by last evening’s express on an extended visit to friends in Montreal and Toronto.
Mr. Doran, Carpenter, of Barnes Road, met with a painful accident yesterday by falling in a cellar; he injured his side severely, and Dr. Campbell was called to attend him.
A cable was received from Oporto yesterday morning, that 57 Portugese fishing vessels had cleared for the Banks. This is the largest fleet in many years, and if they are successful, will have an effect on the Newfoundland article going to the market in the fall. The result of their operation will be watched with interest by the exporters here."
| June 8, 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || "Messrs. Munn & Co. brigt. Amy Louise, Captain Sheppard, arrived at Barbados on Tuesday, 15 days from Perambuco, all well.
Messrs T. Harahan for Harbor Main, W. Carson, for Whitbourne, Robert French, Thomas Keefe and William Quinn for St. John’s, went out by Wednesday morning’s train.
Mrs. Robert Lahey, whose sudden illness was reported in last notes, died between 8 and 9 o’clock Tuesday night at the age of 75 years. The funeral took place today, interment being at the R.C. Cemetery.
The schooners Victory, Simeon Noel for Carbonear, en route to Labrador; Mayflower, Matthew Petten, to Port de Grave for crews to proceed to the French Shore, left port on Wednesday.
Mr William Bray, of Richard, who has been ill for several years, died on Tuesday morning, aged 50 years. He leaves a large family, several children being grown up. The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon, the burial being in C. of E. Cemetery.
Mrs. George T. Gordon received a letter on Tuesday from her husband now undergoing treatment at Boston for leg trouble, in which it was stated that the leg is gradually gathering strength, that although the limb has been retarded in recovering its full use by unforseen hindrances, yet he hopes to be able in a short while to return home, greatly benefited from his trip to Boston. Mr. Gordon has been from home 5 months.
There is much disappointment felt among interest parties here, over the report that the examiner who was expected at St. John’s, from Trinity College Music Examinations, has decided not to come this year. These parties fear that the candidates entered for this exam, will be prevented from passing in the C.H.E. exam., by reason of insufficiency of subjects prepared. Every effort should be made to have the original plans come into effect.
On Tuesday night, “Bemister” Charter of the Epworth League held a very enjoyable service in its room at Coughan Hall. The literary and social department of the league had the preparing of the program, which when being executed, was well received. The former part was devoted to the English Poet William Cowper. A paper description of the Poet’s life and of his social and residential environments, was read by Mr. Ernest Davis and thoroughly appreciated. The President Mr. Alfred D. Davis, also read a paper reviewing some of the poet’s productions, and the veteran league worker Mr. Bernard Parsons, in his own inimitable style, concluded with a short character sketch of the subject of the evening. Rev. Frank Boothroyd, who possesses a rich and deep voice, sang a solo in a very acceptable manner. The Reverend gentleman promises to be of great usefulness among the congregation, fortunate enough to be favoured with his Ministry. Messrs Pincock (2) Boothroyd and Davis, rendered, “Going afar upon the Mountains” making a very fine quartette of male voices. The choir sang the good old chorus “Onward and Upward”. Revs. Baines and Wilson offered prayer. Sociability was greatly in evidence during the last half hour. The ladies always mindful of the inner man, kindly supplied the company with English breakfast, tea and cakes, after which ice cream followed. A most profitable and pleasant evening was spent. The friends of the League will wish Bemister Chapter, long life and prosperity.
Mr. George Mackinson Sr., for Hueville, went out by this morning’s train; Judge Seymour, Mr. O M. A. Kearney and Miss Temaine from Bay Roberts, arrived by this afternoon train. Messrs Arthur Heath, C.H, Barnes, Mrs Andrew Parsons and her son, Herbert, for St. John’s, and Mr. Andrew Power, for Brigus left by this evening train.
On Wednesday, the Road Board proceeded against Mr. Richard Granfield for obstructing Garland Street. Defendant was represented in Court by Mr. W.R. Howley, who argued in defence of his client, who he said, believed he had a legal right to proceed as he did. The Court decided that Granfield should pay the cost of removing the obstruction and the Court charges.
In the District Court a case was called, but as the Court was not certain the defendant had time to appear in Court that day, the case was postponed to Tuesday next, when, if defendant does not put “in appearance, judgement would go by default, Mr. Kearney, for plaintiff.”
Rev. F. E. Boothroyd, Sidney Bennett, Messrs J.C. Pincock, and R.N. Pincock, all students of Mount Allison University, came by the Bruce-express on Saturday last. Mr. Bennett detrained at Port Blandford, while the other gentlemen got off here, and now are guests of Rev. James Pincock. Mr. Boothroyd, has finished his Theological course at the University and will be ordained to the Ministery at the Methodist Conference, to be held at Grand Bank this year. At the University, Mr. Boothroyd led his class in Evidence of Christianity, and won a prize in Senior History of Doctrine. The other results of the Theological Class have not yet been made known.
Mr. R.N. Pincock has finished his first year’s course in Engineering. Mr. J.C. Pincock finished his, 3rd in Arts. He led his year, coming first in Mathematical, Astronomy, States Dynamics, Latin, Ppsychology and Literature and English Essay. This young gentleman is taking the Engineering course as well and will finish both courses next year. Both brothers will finish their Engineering course at McGill University where the next two years will be spent.
The visitors report that Mount Allison University is more prosperous than ever, and that next year a bright record is looked forward to. It is said other chairs will be added to the University, Science and probably Theology. Dr. McClung now of McGill, is spoken of about to take a professorship at Mount Allison. Students who finished at Mount Allison last year have led their classes at McGill this year. The visitors speak in glowing terms of the Alma Mater, and say that the splendid residence for student cannot be surpassed, if equalled, by other Universities in Canada. It may be mentioned that connected with the University is a paper called the “Argosy“ which is edited by the students. Next year, Mr. J.C. Pincock will be assisted by eight Associate Editors. Harbor Grace, June6, 1907."
| June 8, 1907 || BURGEO || "The schooner “Gladys S” of the firm of R. Moulton, M.H.A., arrived here from Halifax, Wednesday 28th, laden with general cargo. The “Gladys S” is a new vessel, recently launched from the stocks in “Bridgewater Nova Scotia”, and is capitally up-to-date in model and finish. She registers 99 tons net, and 186 gross, and will be used in the foreign trade. Captain G. Street, for the present, assumes command.
The funeral of an aged woman took place in St. John Evangelist’s Church on Tuesday 28th May. The deceased was in her 66th year, and death, (one would imagine from a conversation of her penurious surroundings,) was to her a happy release. For many years she was numbered with the friendless who, in such a condition, are unfortunately oblige to fall beneath the bane of a “Pauper’s Limitations.”
The schooner “Rowena“, A Colley, Master, and supercargo, left the wharf of R. Moulton M.H.A. on Friday 31st May for a trading trip Eastward.
We learn that in the near future the Rev. E. Nichols will start on a health tour to the borders of the Continent. His successor for a time, will be a College Student from “Queen’s”, Mr. Joseph Adams, who two years previous, had charge of the Superior School here. Since Revd. Nicols failed in health last December, he has striven with might and main to keep the Mission together, and although he was granted permission to leave early in the winter, he refused to do so until a substitute or successor could be secured. His parishioners unite with your correspondent in good wishes for a well deserved holiday, and in hopes for his return to the Mission again, when he recovered his energy and health.
The schooner “Heroine”, J. Rose Master, returned from Bay D’ Espoir on Thursday 30th, lumber laden for R. Moulton M.H.A.
The S.S. Propero arrived here from St. John’s via Eastern Ports about 9.30 p.m. Saturday, having made scheduled time during the trip. She brought a few packages of freight, and a little mail matter, but no passengers
The schooner “Gladys S” left here on Saturday 1st June for Burnt Island, where we learn she will land goods and take part cargo of fish for abroad. TOWN PUMP. June 3rd, 1907."
| June 8, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "The S.S. Othella loaded at Bell Island on Thursday at N.S. Pier and took about 6,000 tons of ore.
The schooners Brilliant and Katie, which lately arrived from Burin, are discharging fish at Bishop & Monroe.
There is an excellent sign of fish at Harbor Grace, but the weather has been too rough the last two days for boats to get out.
About sixty sail of schooners are anchored in the stream awaiting a favourable wind to take them to their home ports. They are mostly Northern craft.
Most of the Bonavista Bay schooners that left here on Monday, are still anchored at Catalina, the sea being too rough to get around Cape Bonavista.
There are several icebergs in Conception Bay which are a great menace to shipping. They could be seen plainly last evening, as the train was coming along.
At Conception Harbor, Avondale, and Harbor Main, there have been catches of fish taken the last few days. The weather however has been disagreeable and cold.
The schooner Glad Tidings, of Musgrave Town B.B., at Martin’s wharf, has on board a load of wharf beams and shores, some fine sticks, showing that the country in the vicinity of Goose Bay is well wooded.
Harry Winter, the Rhodes Scholar from Bishop Feild College, leaves for England by the Cathaginian. Harry has been prominent at the College during the last few years, and the boys subscribed. Lady Winter accompanies him across.
Mr. Charles Petrie of St. John’s, the patentee of an ingenious and useful device for cable and rope cutting and sawing purposes, are having a public test of the capabilities of the machine. It will be taking place at Pitts’s Central Premises at noon on Monday, and should be of practical interest to schooners and others now in the city. The weight of the machine, used by the fishermen in small boats, is only about four pounds.
At Messrs Bowring’s Bro office is a curio in the shape of a young whale. It is of the hump back specie, and was taken from an old fish at Cape Broyle, recently by Manager Smith. It does not measure more than seven inches, and is preserved in a small pickle bottle.
S.S. Adventure reached Sydney at 3 p.m. Thursday.
S.S. Regulus left Sydney last night for this port, with coal, and is due on Sunday evening.
A small silver locket and chain, picked up in Belvedere Avenue, may be recovered by the loser on application to the News office.
Yesterday, a correspondent drew attention to the disorderly conduct, constantly manifested by some young hooligans in the vicinity of Freshwater Road. This morning, a correspondent voices another complaint, stating that a young lady, passing in that way alone, was last night insulted by a well-dressed scamp. Of the two, the hooligan and the dude, the hooligan may be the rougher, but the dude is surely the more despicable."
| June 8, 1907 || MARRIAGES || McNEILY — Summers: On the 6th June, by the Rev. Archdeacon O’Neill, assisted by Rev. Dr. Whelan and Rev. Fr. Roache, Miss Margaret Summers, to Mr. J Whiteford McNeily. |
| June 8, 1907 || DEATHS || DALTON — At South Boston, Mass., May 8th, of scarlet fever and diphtheria, Agnes M., youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Dalton, age 10 years. Late of St. John’s, Newfoundland. |
| June 10, 1907 || LATE CAPTAIN NOSEWORTHY || It will come as a shock to many of our citizens today. to hear that Capt. Noseworthy, of the Barqt. Devenia, passed away early yesterday morning. Not being well, he remained home this voyage, but he has gone on a longer voyage, and to the port from which there is no return. He was a much respected man, faithful, upright in all his dealings, quiet and unassuming, and liked by all with whom he came in contact. A very touching reference was made to him in the service at Alexander Street Church last night, by the Rev. R.W. Freeman, in a very able sermon from the words: “Put on Thy Strength O Zion”. The deceased has been a very loyal and liberal supporter of this Church for many years. After the last hymn, “I Love Thy Kingdom Lord”, the large congregation stood with bowed heads while the Organist played the Dead March in Saul, and the Benediction ended the first service. |
| June 10, 1907 || WESTERN NEWS BY THE PROSPERO || "Rev. Fr. James Whelan, of St. Lawrence came to St. Mary’s by the Prospero. Mr. J. Devereaux who has been mentally afflicited for some time, arrived by her for treatment at the Asylum.
The Glocester schooner Harry A Nickerson, Capt. Joe Bonia, was at Bonne Bay last Monday, working North on a Halibut fetching trip.
All the factories report lobsters very scarce. It is estimated that the catch will be much less that last year. Caplin have not yet made their appearance.
Codfish is fairly plentiful at Cape St. Mary’s but with the prevailing Easterly winds, the herring have struck from the shore, and it is impossible to get bait.
Thomas Murphy, Telegraph Operator at the Head of Fortune, proceeded to his home At Trepassey where he will spend a well earned holiday. His wife and child accompanied him.
Mr. Lee of St. Mary’s, arrived to undergo an operation at the General Hospital. He has been suffering from an inward malady of late, and the Doctor advises him to come here.
Capt. Spracklin has resumed charge of the Argyle. Capt. O’Reilly, who was in command for the last few months and did much creditable work, was in town last week on a brief holiday.
The weather at the Westward is entirely different from ours. After leaving St. Mary’s, the Prospero had it warm and fine. She did not experience the severe storm which raged at Channel on Friday.
With the exception of one or two, the banking fleet has not been to land for some weeks, but they are expected back any day. It is feared that they have sustained damage to their gear, as many icebergs are reported on the Banks.
On Monday last at Bonne Bay, the following schooners baited: Silvia, Capt. T. Bond, Belleoram, reported with 450 qtls fish on board; Demering Champion, J.B. Petten, and Dove. Herring were abundant and selling at $1.25 per brrl.
The schooner Marshall L Adams owned by Capt. John Smith, Harbor Breton, and in charge of Capt. Courage, returned home on the 5th June with 300 qtls. She fished on the offer banks, and had many icebergs to content with during the trip.
The average voyage of bankers this spring, is going to be very low. Several Fortune Bay schooners, now fishing North of Bonne Bay, have telegraphed for their caplin sienes, which evidences that they are not expecting to get a trip on herring.
Petty smuggling has been going on for some time at St. Joseph’s P.B., from St. Pierre. Inspector O’Reilly was there a few days ago and several residents were fined. The Inspector will leave no stone unturned to stop the practice.
Capt. Spencer of Fortune, went West by the last Prospero to Rose Blanch, to buy fish for N & M Smith, Halifax. Six dollars per qtl. Spencer reached there and he added 25 cents to it. On Monday last he had secured 2,000 qtls at $6.25 and expected to complete another 1,000 qtls that day.
A demented young woman named Anderson, was brought from Burgeo, to be placed in the Lunatic Asylum. Her case deserves the attention of the authorities as she is now in a delicate state of health; while on two previous occasions was the victim of an Indian, who resides near there.
Two little lads named Tobin arrived from St. Lawrence to enter Mount Cashel Orphanage. Their mother is a widow, who was left with the care of eight young children. It was their first time to leave home, and for some hours after joining the ship, they were inconsolable. They were kindly treated by the Officers and soon forgot their trouble.
The S.S. Huntcliffe sailed at 7.30 p.m. Saturday for Botwoodville and Lewisporte to load lumber for Bristol. Capt. E. White went on her as Pilot.
The S.S. Diana was at King’s Cove Saturday morning. Mr. Grant wired that a tremendous sea raged and it was impossible to leave there.
An old resident of Sheehan's Shute created a disturbing at his residence yesterday. Officers Quinlan and Hann were called, and took him to the lock-up.
Reid’s Electricians are now wiring the Virginia Lake as she is to be lighted by electricity. A few years ago the work was commenced, but there was no suitable place for the dynamo, and the idea was abandoned. It is the intention to place the dynamo in the engine room now.
A very sudden death occurred Saturday morning on Plank Road. John Pender aged 19, who had been engaged the day previous as a Carter, retired Friday night at 11, and about two hours later, ran to his mother's room saying he was dying. He asked to be allowed to lay on the bed with her, and when only there a short time, expired. Dr. Kitchen was called and administered the sacraments, but medical assistance was too late. Death was due to heart failure.
A woman residing on Field St., attempted suicide Saturday afternoon, and would have succeeded but for the timely arrival of neighbours. About 2 o’clock, the family living downstairs, heard the woman moaning, and going to investigate, found her struggling in bed with a rope around her neck, which was made fast to the bed-post. She was quickly released and was unconscious, but soon recovered. The unfortunate woman has been ill for some time, and is suffering from melancholia."
| June 10, 1907 || OBITUARIES || "ROBERT CHARLES: Another bright young life was cut short last night, when the angel of death touched Robert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Charles. Deceased was only 23 years of age. Educated at Bishop Feild College, he went to Amherst, N.S. five years ago, and served his time as an Engineer with the Robb Engineering Co. Twelve months ago he was attacked with a grippe which developed in consumption, and despite the best medical aid and attendance of a fond mother and friends, proved too much for the frail body. Robert bore his suffering bravely. Up to the time of leaving St. John’s, Rev. H. Uphill was a constant visitor to his bedside, and since then, Rev. Canon Dunfield has attended him. “His end was peace and he now rests with the glorious.”
Mrs. COLIN CAMPBELL: We chronicle with regret this morning, the demise of Mrs. Anna Mary Campbell, Esq., which occurred at her residence last evening, after a protracted illness. About a year ago, Mrs. Campbell contracted a severe cold while travelling to New York, and since then, her health gradually failed. Some months ago, deceased became dangerously ill, and since then, the best of medical assistance and family attendance has been offered, but to no purpose, and last night the final summons came. Mrs. Campbell was the eldest daughter of Margaret and the late John W. Forman, and was prominently known in the city. Of a quite disposition, she made hosts of friends, who will be sorry to learn of her early demise. The News joins in the general and sincere sympathy which is expressed the bereaved family."
| June 10, 1907 || PERSONAL || "Miss A Pilot left for Canada by last evening’s express.
Mr. E. Quinlan, Holwrood, came to town, on business, Saturday last.
Capt. C. Dawe, M.H.A., arrived from Bay Roberts Saturday night.
Mr. G. Kennedy of Avondale, who was in town on business, returned home last evening.
Mr. W.J. Murphy, Manager of Botwoodville Mills, left the city by last evening’s express.
Mr. W.D. and Mrs. Reid, who were visiting Canada and the States, returned by last evening’s express.
Mr. T. Henderson, of the Reid Co. Despatching Office, came in from Harbor Grace Saturday night, and resumed duties yesterday.
Mr J. Bennett of Holwrood, who has been absent in the States for the last eight years, arrived by the Silvia Saturday, and left in the afternoon to visit his home.
Mt. Fred Hiscock left by yesterday’s express for Montreal for a short visit. Returning, he will come by way of Pictou, whither he goes to call upon Archbishop McDonald."
| June 10, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "The Nfld schooner Guardian, wrecked near Sydney a few days ago, has been sold for $151.
Schooner Marie, 40 days from Cadiz, arrived yesterday morning with salt to Bowring Bros. Ltd.
His Excellency abandoned the visit to Bonne Bay, owing to an interruption in the machinery of H.M.S. Brilliant.
The new schooner Bessie Felow, is leaking a little, and will be docked in a day or two to have repairs made.
Large quantities of machinery have arrived recently for the Long Range Slate Quarries at Crow Gulch, Bay of Islands.
The S.S. Huntcliff sailed at 7.30 p.m. Saturday for Botwood.
Bowring’s whaler Hawk, sails for Cape Charles today.
A huge iceberg foundered near Cape Spear on Friday night, and caused some injury to fishing gear.
A schooner which arrived yesterday afternoon, reports Bonavista harbor filled with ice. She also met a string when passing Conception Bay.
The dredge Lynx, operating at Ferryland, went ashore at the “Pool” on Saturday morning and is likely to become a total wreck. She carries no insurance.
The Topsail Road from the city to Beaconfield, is in splendid condition at present, and those who have to drive further than the latter place, feel sorry that the genial member of Harbor Main District is not living beyond Beaconfield.
An in-correctable named Hipditch, who ran away from Mount Cashel Orphanage some time ago, and later from the Orphans’ Home at Halifax, was arrested yesterday under warrant. He will appear before the Magistrate this morning.
From Cape St. Mary’s to Salmonier there is a good sign of fish, and on Monday and Wednesday of last week, some big catches were taken. The weather however is backward, and during the latter part of the week it was too rough to get on the grounds.
Five arrests were made Saturday night. One a junk dealer, was unconscious from the effects of liquor. On being searched at the Station, $280 was found in his pockets. It is well for him he fell into the hands of the Police, or he might be minus money today.
Mr. Robert G. Rendell begs to acknowledge receipt of one hundred dollars conscience money, per Rev. Father McDermott.
While the schooner Mary John Cody of Burin, was coming down the Southern Shore last Wednesday, she was struck by a sudden squall of wind when off Ferryland, which snapped off her bowsprit about two feet from the stem head. She was forced to run for Bay Bulls and harbor there until Saturday morning. She arrived in port Saturday afternoon.
The Topsail schooner Lady St. John’s, left Lamaline at 4 p.m. Thursday last, with 3,000 qtls fish, shipped by Mr. Sam Harris. It was from this vessel that the three sailors were lost on the 30th May, as previously reported in the News. Two were seamen, native of England, and the other was a “boy” born in Jersey. The following Sunday the boy’s body was recovered. The remains of the others were not found.
The schooner Elizabeth, Llewellyn, left Cardiff on the 4th June, coal laden, for this port.
The Virginia Lake is now being made ready for the Labrador mail and passenger service, and will likely sail Wednesday at noon.
It was too rough on Friday and Saturday for the Petty Harbor fishermen to get on the grounds. There is a good sign of fish there.
Another batch of tourists came over by the Bruce yesterday, and will detrain at points on the West Coast. Some fairly good catches of salmon and grilse were taken at South Branch last week.
There is an iceberg about 500 feet long, aground off Pouch Cove, and the unfriendly visitor will likely remain there for some time. Mr. Ochen, of London, went outside yesterday and took some photographs of one that is off The Narrows."
| June 10, 1907 || DEATHS || "CAMPBELL: Last evening, Anna Mary (Minnie), wife of Colin R. Campbell, and eldest daughter of Margaret and the late John W. Foran.
CHARLES: Last night, Robert T. Charles, (Engineer) of Thomas and Sarah Charles, age 22 years, after a lingering illness. Funeral notice later.
NOSEWORTHY: Passed peacefully away on Sunday morning at 2.45 o’clock, Captain Levi Noseworthy, aged 61 years. The deceased, who was born at Cupids on February 16th, 1846, leaves a wife and two children to mourn their sad loss, of a kind father and affectionate husband. The funeral takes place tomorrow, (Tuesday) at 2.30, from his late residence 230 Hamilton Avenue. Friends and acquaintances please accept this the only intimation. No crepe. Boston papers please copy." |
| June 10, 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || "BOWRINGS: Portia left twillingate at 10.55 a.m. Saturday. There is considerable ice in Green Bay. Prospero, Capt. Fitzpatrick, arrived at 10 am. Saturday. Leaving here on the 29th May, fog prevailed until she reached Trepassey at 10 p.m. It then cleared, and wind being E.N.E. and strong, she had a fine run to Channel. She reached Bonne Bay at 6 p.m. Monday last, and left there again at midnight. Excellent weather prevailed throughout the run, and she made every port of call. She brought 300 packages freight and the following passengers: T.A. Garein, J.H Young, M.Tobin, Misses Kennedy and Williams and 24 steerage.
REIDS: Ethie arrived at Clarenville at 5.10 p.m. yesterday. Dundee arrived at Port Blandford at 1.35 p.m. yesterday. Clyde arrived at Lewisporte at 11.20 p.m. Saturday. Glencoe left Placentia at 7.10 p.m. Saturday. Argyle left Placentia this p.m. on the Merasheen route. Home is North of Bonne Bay."
| June 11, 1907 || SCHOONER CORNWALL ARRIVES || AN EVENFULL PASSAGE. The schooner Duchess of Cornwall, Fitzgerald, 29 days from Dominica, arrived yesterday morning to Steer Brothers, with a cargo of molasses. As already reported in the News, her Master, Capt. Collier, became insane from sunstroke when in the vicinity of Dominica, and for three days the lives of the crew were in jeopardy. Fortunately the schooner Frederick Rosner hove in sight, and a Navigator put on board who took the Duchess to Dominica. Capt. Fitzgerald was despatched from here to take the schooner to port, there being no Navigator on board. Capt. Collier arrived by the brig Olinda and he is gradually improving. |
| June 11, 1907 || OBITUARY || Mrs. T. PARKER: At noon yesterday, Annie Hunt, wife of Thomas Parker, was called to the great beyond. For some months she has been a great sufferer, and death was a soothing release. Deceased was well known in the city, and her husband, Mr. T. Parker, is one of our most respected citizens. In sporting circles he was a prominent figure for years. In cricket he had few equals, and many a bowler was often tried before he could take the wicket on “stone-wall”. Mrs. Parker was a devoted wife, and her demise will be deeply felt by her husband. Internment takes place tomorrow from her late residence Garrison Hill. |
| June 11, 1907 || HOMES REPORT || The S.S. Home, Capt. Blandford, arrived at Bay of Islands at 9.45 a.m. yesterday, from the Straits, having only reached as far as Blanc Sablon. Capt. Blandford sent the following report to the Reid Newfoundland Co. “Called at all ports on the Newfoundland side: got across to Forteau and Blanc Sablon; could not get below Blanc Sablon or Lance au Loup.” |
| June 11, 1907 || ALONG THE LINE || The express arrived at 5.40 last evening, bringing about 20 passengers. The 6 o’clock train last evening, had about 30 passengers, mostly second class. The shore train arrived at 10 p.m. bringing Mrs. J Kavanagh, J. Noel, A Bradshaw, Revs. Nurse, Willey, Hill, James, Snowden, Reay; Mrs. J Kavanagh, W. Crosbie, W.H. Penney and about 10 others. |
| June 11, 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || "Mr. James Ryan of Spaniard’s Bay was in town on Friday on business. He returned home same day.
Some salmon and a large lot of codfish were in the market Friday morning, and found a ready sale at good prices. Mr. Austin Snow had more that a quintal of cod.
The schooner Water Lily, owned by Mr. Moses Drover of Green's Harbor, T.B., is expected next week to Messrs R. Rutherford & Co., with 300 M shingles.
Miss Stapleton, daughter of our respected Townsman, Mr. John Stapleton, left this week for Three Arms, N.D.B. on a two months visit to her sister, Mrs. J.J. Norris.
Mr. Francis Martin, who had been ill a long while with heart trouble, died on Thursday, aged 70 years. He was a member of the British Society. Funeral tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon.
Judge Seymour had a message from Constable Thomas Wells of Heart’s Content, on Thursday, informing him of the presence of a forest fire between 3rd and 4th bridges and Southern Cove Pond, about 5 miles from Heart’s Content.
Messrs. W. Carson, W. Cook and A.D. Davis, spent Friday angling at the ponds in the vicinity of Whitbourne. The day was fine and although the wind was Easterly and not good for fishing, the anglers succeeded in hooking 20 doz. trout.
Rev. Canon Saunders, Mr. W.A. Munn, Mrs. Munn and their daughter Gwendolin, arrived from St. John’s by the afternoon train. Mr. John Gordon left by the same train for Carbonear to take the S.S. Ethie for Western Bay. Mr. Thomas Henderson went to St. John’s by this evening's train.
Mr. Henry Webber, Cabman, while in the stable yard of Cabman William Parsons on Friday, was kicked by the latter’s horse. Webber was struck just above the right hip and so bad was the wound inflected, Dr. Allan had to put a stich in it. The sufferer is feeling very stiff today.
Mr. John Stapleton, who last year had charge of one of Messrs Ryan & Co.’s schooners of King’s Cove, now takes command of Messrs R.D. McRae & Sons schooner Primrose, to prosecute the fishery at Labrador. All will wish Mr. Stepleton good fortune and a bumper voyage.
The residence of Mr. Dougald Munn has under gone some repairs recently at the hands of contractors Tetford & Lee, who have given the building a splendid looking coat of paint. The blending of the colours is most attractive, the combination eliciting most favourable comment. The execution of the work reflects great credit upon the contractors.
Mrs. W. Spracklin, daughter of Sub-Sheriff Trapnell of this town, and her little boy Chesley, arrived by Thursday night’s train from Port au Basques. After spending a time with her father, Mrs. Spracklin will visit a sister at St. John’s, and afterwards go to Catalina to see another sister. She will be from home about two months. It is nearly 4 years since Mrs. Spracklin has been in Harbor Grace.
The dog nuisance is very apparent in the neighbourhood of Donnelly Hall. Numerous dogs, clogged and unclogged, congregate at the locality where two private schools are kept by Miss Cody and Miss Trapnell. About 50 children attended those schools and are often frightened by these wretched animals, while parents and teachers are frequently anxious for the safety of the little ones. Some one should see that the dogs do not infest the place in the future.
The S.S. Progress towed the water-logged schooner Rowena from Carbonear on Thursday night. It will be remembered this schooner, owned by Mr. Thomas Smith of Carbonear, was wrecked at that port about a month ago. While entering port, the schooner hitched the White Buoy, which is the outer one on the bar, and towed it nearly in the point of Beach. The Rowena, whose rails is awash with the water now, lies near the slip where she will be shortly taken up for repairs.
District Inspector Bailey had two Bear’s Cove boys, old enough to conduct themselves properly, before His Honour on Saturday. The lads were charged with obstructing the lady-Teacher of the School at Bear’s Cove, during the performance of scholastic work. As this was their first offence of this kind the Judge fined them $2 or 7 days each. The fines were paid. A woman from Island Cove had her husband before the Court for beating and otherwise ill-treating her. It appears from the evidence, their domestic relations have not been the happiest for some time. By way of curing this chronic trouble, the husband was asked to give bonds to keep the peace for two years. A couple of drunks were disposed of.
The erratic and objectionable little boy have been causing considerable annoyance to property holders of late. These mischievous urchins frequent lanes and wharves, and by their wanton destructiveness and their pilfering habits, call forth the manifest irritation of those they annoy. They infest the docks at night, and when low tide favours them, they scramble on to the wharves and steal almost everything moveable. Some little time back, at the rear of Davis’ grocery, a couple of barrels of vegetables were left out. The heads of these barrels were knocked out, the vegetables scattered around, and about half the contents stolen. Other things have disappeared during the day, but so skilfully masked are the movements of the thieves, that is is almost impossible to catch them. It is all right to look to the Police to bring the guilty ones to justice, but it must be remembered how difficult it is for the Constables to be everywhere at night. We have a very small night patrol, one quite inadequate to the requirements of the town, and to cope with the growing evil, a force much beyond the reach of the town would be required. However, an effort should be made, both by the Police and law-abiding citizens, to check the disposition to crime, as it does seem a pity that the youth of today should develop into fit subjects for the Penitentiary.
Hr. Grace, June 8th 1907."
| June 11, 1907 || PORT-AU-PORT || "The ground here was covered with quite a heavy frost this morning, and the waters of Bay St. George were caught over with a skim of ice to quite a distance from its shores.
The S.S Harlow, Capt. Hickman, from Halifax via the Gulf ports, arrived here at 5 o’clock this morning. This is the ship’s second trip on the coast since the opening of navigation.
Up to date, the catch of herring here at Stephenville and St. George’s, is away below the average and as a consequence, there will be a marked shortage in the exportation of pickled herring from this quarter.
The schooner G.B. Anderson, Capt. William Morris, after a long and tedious voyage, arrived here on the 4th from Halifax, after having been blocked by ice in Sydney harbor for several days.
In the best of years and under the most favourable conditions, very little codfish is taken here at Port au Port proper, but this year there is less than usual, and from the outlying stations, where in other years at this season good voyage would have been landed, the reports are of a discouraging nature.
In contrast to the rather gloomy outlook of the cod and herring fisheries, the lobster fishery is opening with brighter prospects for a successful although short season. The crustaceans are putting in an appearance in goodly numbers. Most of the fishermen have their traps in the water, and with favourable weather conditions, a large pack is anticipated.
Sunday was a red letter day in the history of the neighbouring settlement of Stephenville, when for the first time, the good people of that important and thriving centre, led by their beloved Pastor Rev. Father Adams, attended by cross bearer, acolytes, and thurifers, and bearing aloft the Sacred Host, marched in procession order through the village, by way of a beautiful avenue, specially decorated for the occasion.
Mr. A.W. O’Reilly, Supervising Fishery Warden for Bay St. George, is here on business connected with his department.
Mr. Black, of the firm of Pickford & Black, Halifax, is making the round trip on the S.S. Harlow.
Mr. Frost, traveller for the C.L. March Co. Ltd., St. John’s, was here last week.
Mr. A.W. Rogers, representing the Gault Brothers Co., Montreal, en-route to Bay of Islands to meet the Harlaw, stopped off at Stephenville on the 5th.
June 6th, 1907"
| June 11, 1907 || "COASTAL STEAMERS
" || "BOWRING’S: Portia is north of Baie Verte.
REIDS: Ethie left Clarenville at noon yesterday. Dundee left Port Blandford at 2.40 p.m. yesterday. Clyde left Lewisporte at 1. p.m. yesterday.
Glencoe arrived at Port au Basques at 9 last night. Argyle left Placentia at 6.10 p.m. yesterday, on the Merasheen route. Home arrived at Bay of Islands at 7.45 a.m. yesterday."
| June 11, 1907 || NAUTICAL || S.S. Cocouna left Montreal on Saturday, for St. John’s. S.S. Silvia sails at 6 p.m. for Halifax and New York. S.S. Bonavista leaves Montreal on Friday for St. John’s. S.S. Halifax City should have left Halifax yesterday for St. John’s. S.S. Rosalind does not leave New York until tomorrow for this port. S.S. Siberian reached Glasgow on Saturday, and is expected to leave again tomorrow. Schooner Lundric sailed yesterday for Chaleur to load whale oil for Europe. Schooner Carl C. Richard sailed on Sunday for Port Musgrave. She returns here with cattle. S.S. Regulus on discharging coal, goes to Colliers Bay Cove, T.B., to load barites for Philadelphia, thence to St. John’s with gas coal. |
| June 11, 1907 || PERSONAL || "Mr. W.H. Kennedy of Harbor Grace, came to the city last night on business.
Mr. W. Crosbie arrived from Bay Roberts last night on business. He returns home today.
Mr. H. Trifey, Agent for Minard’s Liniment, came to town by yesterday's express.
Mr. A Bradshaw of Placentia, was a passenger by lat night’s train, and will remain a few days in town.
Mrs. J Kavanagh who was visiting friends in Carbonear, returned to town by last night’s train
Capt. Berry of the S.S. Stord, who spent the winter at home in England, arrived by the Dehome.
Capt. Jensen, who visits the Labrador Coast each summer buying fish, arrived yesterday by the Dehome.
The wedding of Dr. Pritchard and Miss Whiteway, takes place at the C of E Cathedral at 3 this afternoon.
His Grace Archbishop Howley and Rev. E.P. Roche, left by yesterday morning’s express for Placentia, on an Episcopal visit.
Mr. J. Noel of G.P.O., who was visiting his parents at Harbor Grace, returned to town last night and is much improved in health.
Revs. Nurse, Willey, Hill, James, Snowden, and Reay of the Methodist Church, arrived by last night’s train to attend a district meeting during the week.
Mr. A.J. Ochen of London Eng., who has been in the city some time, leaves by the S.S. Silvia for Halifax. During his stay, he has made many friends and expressed himself as delighted with the country. He will visit St. John’s again next year."
| June 11, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "Mr. James Neil of Spencer St., is at present confined to his home through illness.
The S.S. Wansbeck on discharging salt, goes to New Mills, Bay Chaleur, to load deals for England.
A firm on the South side of Water Street, assigned yesterday to the Bank of Montreal, for the benefit of their creditors.
Six workmen who were employed at Grand Falls, arrived by the express last night.
Mr. J. Parsons of Harbor Grace, is still very ill at the Waverley Hotel. His wife is with him having being summoned over.
The S.S. Adventure arrived from Sydney this morning with 2,000 tons coal. She left there at daylight Sunday.
Mr. S. Walsh of Moore & Co.’s, who had been installing plumbing service at Grand Falls, arrived by yesterday’s express.
The Rev. Samuel H. Soper of Carmanville, requested us to acknowledge the receipt of two dollars from Mrs. (Rev.) W.H. Dotchon for the Carmanville Relief Fund.
Sunday last, when the East coming express was near Doyle’s Station, a large stag was seen near the track. The sight was an unprecedented happing at this time of the year.
The last few days there has been a prevalence of Easterly winds in Placentia Bay, which has proven detrimental to the fishermen. Herring have left the grounds and no bait is now procurable.
Some salmon were offered for sale at Bowring’s Cove last evening at 15 cents a pound. Owing to the high price, purchases were scarce, as last week they sold at 10 cents a pound.
Within the last few months there is a considerable quantity of immoral literature coming through the mail, which is having a demoralizing effect on a certain part of the community. It would be wise if the proper authorities would look into the matter forthwith.
A two year old child of J. Hynes, Section Foreman at Placentia Junction, fell in a ditch a few days ago, and would have been drowned but for the efforts of a younger child, who caught her clothing and screamed for help. When the little one was rescued, life was almost extinct, but she soon recovered.
S.S. Dahome Genst, arrived from Liverpool a 4 a.m. yesterday. She encountered winter weather throughout the run. She brought Capt. Berry and Jensen in saloon, 409 tons general cargo, and 11 packets mail matter. The Dahome sailed again at 5.30 p.m. yesterday for Halifax, taking H.V. Green and H.H. Stichel in saloon.
Yesterday it was reported to the Police that a quantity of goods had been stolen for the Russian schooner Pelerstren, now discharging at Knowling’s wharf. Cases of jam, blacking, candles, honey, etc., were broken open, and the contents taken. Detective Cox has the matter in hand.
By last express, American mining experts arrived to examine the property of Mr. R.T. McGrath, at Oderin, P.B. Getting off at Come By Chance, they were met by Mr. McGrath in a schooner and taken to their destination. Prospects for the commencing of work on the mine are believed to be excellent.
The schooner Garnishee, Levi Button, Master, arrived from Old Perlican yesterday. She left there early in the morning and passed 15 icebergs beside numerous large pieces. Capt. Button had a man on the lookout all the time, and his vessel came through without mishap.
Mrs. Anderson, wife of Hon. John Anderson, and their son, Hugh, are expected to leave Glasgow by the S.S. Carthaginian on the next trip for here, to spend the summer. Hugh has just completed his course at the Edinburgh Academy and will likely return to Scotland after the holidays. He was very successful in his studies taking 3rd position in his class.
A message yesterday to Mr. J.W.N. Johnstone, General Passenger Agent to the Reid Newfoundland Co., from Placentia Junction, stated that three men had caught 16 dozen fine trout in the ponds near there yesterday, the longest of which measured 16 inches. Local fishing enthusiasts desire a trip to the Junction at the first opportunity. Judging by the above they would be sure of some excellent fishing.
The funeral of the late Mrs. Colin Campbell takes place from her late residence, Devon Row, at 2.30 this afternoon.
Mr. Patrick Redmond, for many years Caretaker of Victoria Park, is seriously ill at his home, and fears are entertained for his recovery. Mr Redmond is Irish by birth, and about 80 years old.
The supply of cattle is again running short, but Messrs Pitts will have a shipment by the Cacouna. They are from Montreal which will likely arrive by the Bonavista. The Carl E. Richard is not expected back before a fortnight.
Master John Moaskler, 6 years old, had a second operation on his leg yesterday
The barqt Ich Dien, Kennedy, left Pernambuco on Saturday last for Barbados, to load molasses for St. John’s.
Capt. Pickering, formerly of the S.S. Corthinian, has been chosen Capt. of the new Allan Liner Corsican.
An old Mariner who a score of years ago was a member of the Police Force, was arrested last evening by Constable Walters.
The schooner Rose May has been lately fitted up at Goodridge’s, and is taking on board a general cargo for Exploits. She will be commanded by Capt. Solomon Blugden and will sail in a day or two."
| June 11, 1907 || DEATHS || "PARKER — Yesterday afternoon, Annie Hunt, beloved wife of Thomas Parker. Funeral tomorrow, Wednesday, at 2.30 p.m., from her late residence Garrison Hill. Friends kindly accept this the only intimation
CAMPBELL — Sunday, Anna Mary, (Minnie) wife of Colin R. Campbell, and eldest daughter of Margaret and the late John W. Foram. Funeral at 2.30 p.m. today, from her late residence, 2 Devon Row. Friends kindly accept this the only intimation.
PALFREY — At 1 p.m. yesterday, Philip Joseph Palfray, aged 36. Funeral on Wednesday next at 2.30 p.m., from his late residence, No. 7 Tank Lane. Friends will please accept this the only intimation."
| June 12, 1907 || JUNE WEDDINGS || "Whiteway—Pritchard: The C.E Cathedral was the scene of a society wedding yesterday afternoon, when Miss Eleanor C, second daughter of Rt. Hon. Sir W.V. and Lady Whiteway, was united in matrimony to Dr. Lionel C.W. Stewart Pritchard of Toronto, now resident at Bay Roberts.
The ceremony commenced at 3 o’clock and was fully choral. His Lordship the Bishop officiated, being assisted by the Rev. Canon Saunders, M.A., Rector. Invitations had been extended to the followin: His Excellency the Governor and Lady MacGregor, Miss MacGregor, Hon. J. and Mrs. Harvey, Mrs. Gordon, Mr. E. Harvey, Mrs. A.W. Harvey, Dr. and Mrs. Rendell, Hon. E.R. and Mrs. Bowring, Rev. Canon Pilot, Miss Pilot, Inspector General and Mrs. McGowen, Dr. and Mrs. Paterson, Hon. J.A. and Mrs. Clift, Mr. F.W. and Mrs. Hayward, Rev. J. and Mrs. Bell, Rev. Canon and Mrs. Saunders, Mr. Justice and Mrs. Johnson, Mr. Neville, Miss Nevile, Mr. J.A. and Mrs. Paddon, Miss E. Rothwell, Mr. Richard and Mrs. White, Mr. J. and Mrs. Outerbridge, Dr. and Mrs. Ames, Mr. A and Mrs. Reid, Mr. H.D. and Mrs. Reid, Mr. and Mrs. Payn, Judge and Mrs. Seymour, Miss Hayward, Miss I. Prowse, Mr. Justice and Mrs Emerson, Sir E.P. and Lady Morris, Miss Grace Carter, Mr. J McGrath, Mr. Brothwick of Montreal. Invitations had also been issued to friends in Canada, who were unable to be present.
The bride elect, leaning on the arm of her father, entered the sacred edifice to the strains of Mendelson’s Wedding March, played by Organist Allen. Miss Whiteway wore a dress of white silk, trimmed with gold, and pretty lace veil and wreath of pink carnations. Her sister, Miss Vivian Whiteway, was bridesmaid and wore a handsome gown of rich silk. Little Miss Agnes Hayward was flower girl. She looked dainty in a white silk dress, fluffy white, and had a basket of pink and white flowers. Master Val Davidson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peers Davidson, Montreal, and nephew of the bride, acted as page. Mr. Max Whiteway supported the groom and Messrs J.A. Winter and R.H. Simms were ushers. Notwithstanding the inclement weather, a large number were present to witness the event.
After the ceremony, the party drove to the residence of Sir William, “River View”, Rennie’s Mill Road, where a reception was held. The Lord Bishop in a felicitous speech, proposed the health of the bride, to which the groom ably responded.
By the evening train, the happy couple left for Bay Roberts, their future home. A concourse of friends were at the station to bid them adieu.
The bride received a magnificent assortment of costly presents from friends in England and Canada, as well as St. John’s, including a handsome piano from the groom’s brother. During the afternoon a number of congratulatory cables from friends abroad were received. The happy young couple take with them the best wishes of an extended circle of acquaintances, for a long and prosperous life.
CAMPBELL—McKAY: At 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon, at the residence of Mrs. Neil Campbell, 10 Maxse St., her daughter, Miss Fannie S. and Mr. James McKay, of the firm of Campbell, McKay & Co., united their hands and hearts. Rev. Dr. Robertson, Pastor of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, performed the ceremony.
The bride, who was given away by her brother, wore duchess satin with veil of embroidered silk net and orange blossoms, and carried a bouquet of white roses and maiden hair fern. There were four bridesmaids: Miss Ethel Smith, Miss Thompson, Miss Bessie Bartlett, and Miss Elsie Smith, wearing pink crepe de chene, trimmed with Irish lace and black picture hats. They carried pretty bouquets of pink and white carnations. Misses Jean Campbell, Mary Syme, and Dorothy Duff, were flower maids. They were dressed in white silk poke bonnetts, and had baskets of white and pink carnations. Mr. M.S. Crowe and Mr. P.M. Duff supported the groom, while Mr. D.M. Bair and Mr. L.P. Chaplin acted as ushers. Only the immediate relatives were present.
A reception followed, when congratulations were showered on the bride and groom. Dr. Robertson proposed the bride’s health in a happy speech, which was responded to by the groom. Amid showers of rice, Mr. and Mrs. McKay left for Waterford Bridge, where they joined the train for Salmonier to spend their honeymoon.
Their popularity was evidence by the large number of costly presents, including a set of the poets seventeen volumes from St. Andrew’s Literary Association, of which the groom is President. The Daily New joins with others in congratulations."
| June 12, 1907 || SETTLED OUT OF COURT || At the request of Capt. Ottaman, the sailors of the Russian schooner Polarstern, who were suspected of breaking into the cargo, will not be arrested. Segt. Cox, in whose hands the matter was placed, secured sufficient evidence against the men to bring them before the Magistrate. But should they go into Court and be fined or sent to prison, the Captain would be handycapped. In the first place, the men have no wages coming to them, and if imprisoned, he would not be able to get others to take their place, so he has offered to reimburse Mr. Knowling to the full amount of the stolen goods. |
| June 12, 1907 || SCHOONER SINKS NEAR KEELS || A new schooner, owned by Abram Penny, Keels, B.B., sank in the tickle on the 2nd June. The vessel was carried out of the harbor by the ice, and being badly squeezed, filled with water and sank. The schooner was built during last winter, and was being fitted out for the fishery when misfortune over took her. She carried no insurance, and the loss will be keenly felt by the owner. All other boats in Keels Harbor at the time, had to be removed to King’s Cove, or the damage would have been greater. |
| June 12, 1907 || ARRESTED FOR LARCENY || On Sunday, the unoccupied shop of Mrs. Bearns, corner of Water and Hutching’s Streets, was entered and the slot metre, containing a small sum of money, stolen. The authorities were acquainted, and last evening, Const Byrne arrested two lads of the West End. They are now at the Station and will go before the Magistrate this morning, charged with the offence. |
| June 12, 1907 || WEATHER REPORT || The rain storm of yesterday was not as severe along the line as in the city. From Clarenville East, it rained all day and continued up to midnight. The following are the latest reports: Port aue Basques — N.E., light; raining, 48 above. Bishop’s Falls — Calm, dull, 40 above. Clarenville — E. Light, raining, 45 above. Whitbourne — N.E., light, raining, 38 above. |
| June 12, 1907 || ALONG THE LINE || The express last evening, took out Dr. and Mrs.Pritchard, Dr. Anderson, J. Anderson, Miss B. Tilley, T.S. Pooke, J Dunne, W. Knowling, R.M. Wyman, Miss W. Corbett, A. Evilley, and about 40 second class. The shore train arrived at 10.30 p.m. bringing: W.A. Munn, Mrs. Munn, M. Butt, J. Murphy. C. Chalker, and a few others. |
| June 12, 1907 || CARBONEAR || "The S.S. Diana touched in here on Monday, to take on board J. Pedrick and crew for Labrador.
The St. Bernard, and Henry West, Capt. Josiah H. Penney’s vessels, arrived from St. John’s on Tuesday
Mr. S.B. Pike, Sub-Collector of Custom’s at Flower’s Cove, went out by Tuesday’s train to his destination.
Messrs. Udell & Sons’ schooner, Albert M., Capt. Jas. Rossiter, arrived from Sydney on Wednesday, after a tedious trip of 42 days since clearing from this port. The Albert M. was docked at Sydney and then loaded coal for here.
On Thursday, the S.S. Progress towed out to Harbor Grace, the hull of Thos Smith’s craft that was wrecked in “the run” a short time ago. Mr. Warren of the dock, thinks he can make a good ship out of the remains.
Capt. Wm. Winsor arrived this week in the schooner River Queen, and is now ready for the first favourable wind to go North.
One of Messrs. Munn’s small schooners, commanded by John Carroll of this town, sprung a leak near Baccalieu while on the way to Labrador. By hard work at the pumps, the little craft was kept afloat, while she returned with all possible speed to Harbor Grace to be docked.
Mr. Jos. Downey, Agent for the Newlands Lumber Co., is here soliciting business for his company.
Messrs Duff & Sons schooner Hope, Geo. Winsor, Master, arrived on the 6th., coal laden. She will discharge coal at Broad Cove, Bay de Verde.
Rev. T. W. Wilson, Probationer of the Methodist Ministry, and stationed at St. Leonards, tarried an hour or two looking up old friends, before going to his home at Heart’s Content
The Lena, Capt. John Bransfield, arrived to Messrs Roke & Sons Friday, from Barbados, having made a very good run of 23 days. The cargo consists of molasses and sugar consigned to the owners.
The shipwrecked crew of the little lumber schooner that struck an island of ice while coming from Randon, was fortunately picked off the wreck by Capt. Solomon Dean, of the Ettie Bees, who left here on Monday for St. Anthony, laden with supplies. The contrary winds prevailing, induced Capt. Dean to return to port, and on his way back, met this craft in a disabled condition. When the crew were safely taken off, Capt. Dean learned from them that for two hours from 10 to 12 p.m., they worked like Trojans throwing the lumber overboard and working at the pumps, in order to keep themselves afloat. By the time their rescuers appeared, the incoming water had reached half way up the cabin. The owner of this craft, Capt. Short, was unfortunate also, in having on board at the time of the disaster, his wife and two month old child. The poor woman was naturally badly frighted, and relating her story in some of the stores on Thursday morning, was comforted with words of sympathy, and voluntary gifts of clothing were preferred on herself and child. The Relieving Officer, Mr. Joseph Mackey, looked after their wants while here, and arranged to send them home.
Rev. A and Mrs. Hill are amongst our visitors this week. Mr. Hill occupied the pulpit of the Methodist Church Sunday evening. Being about to depart for Canada, the Rev. gentleman took occasion to review his 33 years of Ministerial duty in Newfoundland. A point of interest to the congregation was the fact that, in Carbonear, Mr. Hill preached his first sermon after coming to this side.
Some time ago, the United Towns Electrical Co. decided to install another dynamo, in addition to the one already in use. The ponderous affair came in on a flat car this week, and will be placed in working order quickly, so at to increase the generating power for prospective patrons who desire to use it to drive large machinery. At the last meeting of the Company held Monday at the Court House, the sum of $8,000 was added to the stock, and distributed to shareholders pro rata.
An old resident of Saddle Hill by the name of John Foley, died at his home on Thursday, having reached the 70th milestone. He was a native of Ireland and retained the accent of his native tongue all through life.
We are glad to see with us after an absence of some 14 years, Rev. Ernest W. Maddock, who returns to visit his aged father, as well as to gaze once again on the scenes of boyhood’s days. Since leaving home, Mr. Maddock has continued in the work of his high vocation, and has steadily been ascending the ladder of success in connection therewith. Today, we find him filling the Pastorate of a very fine Church in the town of Elora, situated on the boundary line of North Dakota State, where he enjoys a large share of popularity, both as a citizen and Preacher. True also to the old Devonshire stock, he takes an interest in the great farming industry of that land, and can boast of a quarter section under a fairly good state of cultivation. We anticipate hearing him speak later, on of his labours among the people. CORRESPONDENT."
| June 12, 1907 || NEW CRAFT AT TRINITY || "Several staunch schooners have been built at the bottom of Trinity Bay during the winter. The Bessie Fowlow, and Speedwell have been referred to in these columns before, but there are also several others. William Carbery of Burgoyne’s Cove is building a pretty 45 ton schooner for Mr. Whiteway. She is now almost completed, and when finished will come to St. John’s and be made ready for the Labrador fishery. The Alice C., a splendid craft of 48 tons, has just been launched for Mr. John T. Currie, Britannia Cove. She was built by Mr. Marsh, Lance Cove, and Charles Laite will have charge of her at the fishery. She will not visit St. John’s before going to Labrador.
James Bugden, also of Lance Cove, has been busy during the winter on a 85 ton schooner for Mr. De Gardner, School Teacher, who will fit her for the Labrador, and be in charge of one of Mr. Gardner’s sons. Like the other builders of the locality, Mr. Budgen is a man of experience, and turns out first class work. This schooner will not come here until the fall."
| June 12, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "An operation was performed on Mr. J.M Jackman at the General Hospital yesterday, for appendicitis. We learn that it was not as successful as hoped for, and another operation will be necessary.
Some of the experienced fishermen now in the city, say that as a result of the big rain-storm, that caplin will soon make their appearance. It was reported yesterday that a few had been taken on Monday, in parts of Trinity Bay.
The schooner Hew Home, Chafe, Petty Harbor, is at present at Baird’s wharf. She is going to Conception Bay in quest of caplin bait for the fishermen at Petty Harbor. This schooner is well known as the “Petty Harbor Bait Skiff”
Hon. J.A. Clift K.C., has been appointed Agent in Newfoundland, for the Caledonian Fire Insurance Co., in succession to the late F.D. Lilly Esq., K.C. The Caledonian is the oldest fire office of Scotland, and it is to be congratulated on having such an able, popular representative, as Mr. Clift. The continued success of the institution in this part of the Globe, is assured with Mr. Clift as Agent.
S.S. Dageid sailed this morning for Montreal via Sydney.
At Portugal Cove, 80 salmon were taken in nets. They will be offered in the market this morning.
Yesterday, the traps at Petty Harbor did fairly well. There is a better sign of fish there than for several years.
The funeral of the late Capt. Noseworthy, which was to have taken place yesterday at 2.30 p.m., has been postponed until this morning.
Mr. W.A. Hudson, formerly of Adam’s Cove, arrived by Sunday’s express after an absence of 9 years, 3 of which were spent at Pittsburg and 6 in Boston. Mr. H. is now an Electrical Engineer and has a good position. His father, Mr. M Hudson, is now at Steers Wharf, in the schooner Abib.
The Dubling whaling station has 30 fish to date. During the last three weeks, none have been taken owing to stormy weather.
Up to Friday last, traps at Bay de Verde had from 60 to 70 qtls. It is feared that the storm of the last few days has done extensive damage, if they had not been removed.
Mr. Patrick Rice, a most respected inhabitant of Red Head Cove, died at that place on Monday, the 10th June, after a brief illness. Deceased was 60 years old, and carried on an extensive fishery business for more than 30 years on Baccalieu Island. A widow, four sons, and five daughters, who will feel the loss of a loving husband and kind father, survive."
| June 13, 1907 || S.S NEWFOUNDLAND FROM LABRADOR, JAMMED IN THE ICE PACK NEAR DEVIL’S LOOKOUT. NO ICE SOUTH OF GRADY || The S.S. Newfoundland, Capt. Parsons, which went to Labrador with C & A Dawe fishing crews, returned yesterday afternoon. She left Bay Roberts on Monday, May 27th., and made Sandy Island the first port of call, arriving there on Sunday, June 22nd. When passing Hawk’s Harbor, hundred of old seals were seen playing in the water, and for an hour she steamed through them. She remained only an hour or two at Sandy Islands, and then proceeded to Spotted Islands, where another batch of men and supplies were landed. That afternoon she also made Indian Tickle to drop men and gear. A very brief stop was made and she got underway for Black Island. She reached within a mile of the place, when a heavy jam of ice was met, which she could not penetrate. That night a storm came on and the frost was intense. The drifting ice carried her South for 7 miles. Capt. Parsons first anchored under Cunningham’s Island for shelter, but the sea and ice were so heavy that she had to run to the Devil’s Lookout from the elements. While there, she became frozen in, and for a whole week was unable to budge. It was extremely cold, and the Ice was so thick that a vessel much more powerful than the Newfoundland, would not be able to get through it. Repeatedly, Capt. Parsons tried to get out, but the pack would not give. Not until Saturday, 8th June, did the ice loosen and she steamed out. At 11 o’clock that night she ancored in Grady. A stay of two hours was made, and she proceeded to Long Island, then Packs Harbor, George’s Island, and Indian Harbor. From the latter place she went to Emily Harbor her terminus. Sunday evening last, after remaining there three hours, she started for home, calling at a few ports on the way. During the early part of the trip weather was unpleasant, but from Last Friday up to Tuesday, it was summer like. At Emily Harbor it was learned that Horse Harbor and other Northern places were solidly frozen. South of Grady there was no ice, and from Domino to Belle Isle, Capt Parsons passed two icebergs only, while the water was as smooth as a pond. Near fogo on the way back, the ocean was dotted with bergs, large and small, and a careful lookout had to be kept to avoid collision. Capt Parsons saw several young harp seals on the ice, a few days ago, which he says is an unusual sight at this season. C. &. A. Dawe’s schooner, commanded by C. Butt, of Spaniard’s Bay, was the first sailing vessel to reach Labrador, being harbored at Spotted Islands when the Newfoundland called there. G Gosse, also of Spaniard’s Bay, a schooner from Morton’s Harbor, and two others, were seen off Cape St. Michael’s. Fishing operations had not commenced when the steamer left and will not begin for a few weeks, though at present, there is no ice to interfere with the work. Very few of the Labrador sailing fleet have yet left home owing to the backward weather of late. The Newfoundland was berthed at the Southside on her arrival, and by this morning’s train, Capt. Parsons leaves for his home at Bay Roberts. |
| June 13, 1907 || BRUCE PASSENGERS || The Bruce arrived at 9.55 a.m. yesterday with the following passengers: T.C. and Miss Farrell, A.R. Reid, Dr. Alfreda, B. Withington, Miss E.G. Richardson, C.E.L. Jarvis, J.E. Lake, Mrs. C.W. Rowlings, R. Moulton, G.A. Moulton, G.S. Sinnicks, E.D. Watson, Dr. W.A. Morris, Mrs. Calvert, C. Rowe, Mr. K McLean, M. Donnelly, in saloon and 22 in steerage. The express is due at 3.30 p.m. |
| June 13, 1907 || FIRST NEWS FROM LABRADOR || Harbor Grace, June 12th — Munn’s steamer Louis, arrived at 3.30 this afternoon. She left Sandy Islands on Monday last, when a Southerly wind had cleared the Coast. She reports the S.S. Newfoundland, on the way home after landing her crews, saw two or three schooners passing North to Sandy Islands. Winds have been Southerly since Monday. The Captain says there is no ice outside; there is some in the bottom of the Bays, but none to interfere with craft. CORRESPONDENT. |
| June 13, 1907 || ARCHBISHOP AT PLACENTIA || "REQUIEM HIGH MASS: (Special to Daily News)
Placentia, June 12th — His Grace Archbishop Howley, accompanied by Rev. Father Roache, arrived here on Monday. This morning, High Mass de Requie was celebrated at the Parish Church, for the repose of the soul of the late Capt. Dunphy of Dunville. The Right Rev. Monsignor Reardon was celebrant, Rev. Fr. St. John. Deacon, Rev. Father Roache, Sub-Deacon. A large congregation testified their respect for the deceased. The Archbishop and suite leaves this morning for Argentia, where tomorrow morning, Solemn Requiem will be celebrated for the repose of the soul of the late Mrs. Bruce, nee Keating, of Long Harbor."
| June 13, 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || "Messrs. P.J. Summers on legal business, and R.D. McRae, arrived from St. John’s by Saturday night’s train.
Mr. Arthur Tapp, son of Mr. John Tapp, was married to Minnie, daughter of Mr. Benjamin Parsons, at Carbonear on Sunday night, by Rev. T.B. Darby, B.A.
Messrs. R. Rutherford & Co., had shipment of 6 salmon from Port de Grave on Monday. They sold readily at 10 cents per lb. Salmon are said to be plentiful at Port de Grave.
The S.S. Aggie, Capt. Duncan Barnes, harbored here on Sunday afternoon. She had on board telegraph poles for Kelligews, and other points of this Bay, and left port on Monday morning.
Mrs. E.W. Thorne and infant from St. John’s, came in by Monday afternoons train. Messrs O.M.A. Kearney and Samuel Thomey from Brigus. W.H. Kennedy and J.A. Noel for St. John’s went out by the evening train.
Capt. John Charles Heater had a message on Monday, informing him of the death at Victoria, B.B., of his daughter Hannah, wife of Mr. George Martin, formerly of this town. Capt. Heater has 2 sons in British Columbia.
A schooner late last week, took up the Southside, the frame of the new Church supplied by Messrs. R. Rutherford & Co. The erection of the Church will now proceed at pace, and we may expect to see a handsome, will built edifice, erected within a reasonable time.
A Planter had a shipped servant, who refused to go with him to Labrador, before Court yesterday. The boy claimed that he was sick and unfit for service. The Court ordered him to join his Master’s vessel, when ready for sea, if well enough. A Shop Keeper had a man from Bryant’s Cove up for debt. Judgement was given for plaintiff for $25.00.
Much annoyance is every now and then, caused by the objectionable practice, of Southside people taking boats from the North side, when there at night. The parties do not ask permission, but when a boat happens to be at a wharf insecurely fastened, they silently borrow it. The owners may never see or hear of his boat after, and those who took it care nothing, as long as their turn is served.
Mr. Francis Martin, who puts out the light at the beacon on the Point of Beach, on Sunday morning, discovered the remains of a Seamen’s chest, recently painted blue, cast ashore close to the lighthouse. The chest had two sides, one end, and a part of the cover remaining. A small deck stool, 25 staves, and a part of a schooner’s bulwarks, with bollard containing a hawsepipe, were also found. Other staves were seen floating in the harbor. The wreckage is supposed to be from the schooner recently lost near Baccalieu.
Mr. Arthur Heath, of the Postal-Telegraph Office here, who had a holiday of 12 days, returned from St. John’s by Monday’s night train. He resumes work at the office tomorrow, his place being supplied by Mr. Thomas Pumphery, Master Thomas Goff acting as Messenger.
Miss Tremaine, who for several months was the guest of Mrs. and Judge Seymour, returned to her home at Bedeck, by this evening’s train. Mr. W.A. Munn, Mrs. Munn and their daughter, Gwendolin, for St. John’s; Messrs, Josiah Gosse for Tilton, and O’Toole, for Avondale, went by the same train.
Rev. Canon Saunders of the Church of England Cathedral at St. John’s, took the entire service at St. Paul’s Church on Sunday morning and evening, read the lessons, and preached from the text taken from St. James, chapter 1, verse 26, “If any man among you seem to be religious, and brideleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain”.
The sermon was a very fine one, uttered with deliberation in a clear impressive tone, carrying with it weight and conviction, which could be turned to practical account by the large congregation. The Preacher quoted the proverb, “Hard words break no bones,” and regretted that proverbs often did a vast amount of harm. He thought that other parts of the body more valuable than bones, were sometimes broken by the pernicious habit of gossiping.
Many hearts had been broken by the malicious utterances of people who did not control the use of the unruly member. He knew that people who interest them, but he deplored the habit of speaking thoughtlessly to the injury of those talked about, although St. James says that no man can tame the tongue, the Preacher thanked God that the tongue had been tamed to a great extent through the work of the Holy Spirit. He showed how that writers three centuries ago, spoke against those with whom they differed in opinions, in a matter which even the political press of today would hesitate to adopt.
The congregation were asked how they addressed the members of their families at home, and were urged to accord the home circle that courtesy which was freely given to acquaintances, casually met. Many more points of the sermon could be touched upon with interest, but space does not permit. Correspondent. Harbor Grace, June 11, 1907."
| June 13, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "Capt. W.B. Grandy, S.A., arrived in the city Tuesday evening, and was welcomed by the No. 1 Corps. The Captain has been appointed to assist Adjt. George Smith at the S.A. Citadel, New Gower St.
The Reid Co., has chartered the S.S. Adventure to replace the S.S. Virginia Lake, on the first trip to Labrador, and she will sail tomorrow at 10 p.m. She will proceed as far North as ice conditions will permit.
Mr. R.H. Parsons J.P., arrived in the city from Burin last week, and has accepted the appointment of Chief Accountant with Messrs Ryan of Trinity. This large Northern firm are to be congratulated in thus securing the service of a gentleman of such experience and ability. Burin loses a splendid citizen and Trinity grasps one.
Mr. W.H. Peters received a Marconigram from Dr. Wilfred Grenfell on board the Allan steamer Victorian, saying that he expected to land at Sydney today, and will immediately join the Bruce. Dr. Granfell also requested that the S.S. Strathcona be sent to meet him at Lewisporte. Evidently the good Dr. is impressed by the Premier’s assurance that we live in a fog free zone. The weather however, will have to be changed materially, before the Stathcona can get out of the “fog-full” into the “fog-free” regions.
Invitations have been issued for a ball at Government house on June 26th in honour of the King’s official birthday .
The schooner Gladys C. Pardy of Twillingate, is discharging house framing at Tessier’s wharf for R. Sparkes & Sons. The Gladys C. loaded at Botwoodville and has a cargo of about forty-five thousand feet.
John Bowning Esq., yesterday received a cable saying that the S.S. Siberian would sail from Liverpool today. The Siberian was scheduled to sail on Saturday last, but did not arrive at Glasgow until that day.
The Captain of the schooner Reunion, which arrived a few days ago from Northern ports, reports very little ice on the Coast except in the Bays and arms, and along Cat Harbor shore. A good sign of fish is reported, but weather conditions make fishing almost impossible. One trap had been lost at Fortune Harbor by ice coming in.
Three inebriate were arrested by the Police last evening.
Misses Power and Moore, who were suffering from fever at the Hospital, were discharged yesterday, being fully recovered.
June 15th. last year, a big snow and rain storm was experienced in the city and Northward. Following, the weather was fine and continued so up to November 20th.
Mr. R. Scott’s steamer Annie, Capt. Boone, sails this evening to take up the Musgrave Harbor service, which last year was performed by the Falcon. The Annie received a similar subsidy — $250 per week. Today P.M.G. Woods will take a run in the harbor, in her."
| June 14, 1907 || BAY OF ISLANDS || "The temperature of the weather in this part of the Coast has become a topic for grand and serious consideration; among our servants grand and well, it may be becoming just as cold here now as it would be in November month. As a natural consequence, vegetation is at a stand still and all live stock roaming about in a starving condition.
The herring fishery is poor and codfish and lobsters scarce, the price of herring at Halifax has dwindled down to two dollars and fifty cents per barrel, and likely to go lower.
Very few craft are fitting out for Labrador. Business men here are not inclined to risk supplies for the prosecution of that fishery, for the fees on that seldom or ever pays.
A weather prophet here is predicting that there will be no change in the weather till the 10th July, and that after that date it will be intensely hot for a period of two months.
HISSTORICUS. June 11th."
| June 14, 1907 || BRIGUS || "Lawyers Squires and Kearney were in town yesterday on legal business.
The schooners Punton, Wills C., J.F. Norton, Sunshine, Brisk, Merrimac, Traveller, Pilot, and Hyacinth, are awaiting a change of wind to proceed to Labrador.
Mr. Mark Wells arrived on Monday last from Montreal for a two weeks’ holiday
The schooner Sea Fox is due from Sydney with coal.
Miss Jennie Spracklin has resigned her position at the Post Office, and leaves in a few days for New Harbor, T.B. By her obliging and courteous manner in that department, she has made a vast number of friends, all of who wish her every success.
The schooner Snow Queen is awaiting a time to proceed to St. John’s.
Misses E.W. Bartlett and E. Smith, bridesmaids of Miss F. Campbell’s wedding, left for St. John’s on Saturday last.
Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Stewart after visiting New York, will attend the Jamestown Exhibition.
Mr. Fred Spracklin returned from St. John’s last Saturday and will go to Fanny Harbor this summer.
The centre of attraction of the boys just now, is the spruce beer parlour run by Mr. Wm. Cole. There is heavy competition in this trade now, as five other shops have their signs out. We venture to say that in time, Skipper Williams will control the spruce beer market of this town. CORRESPONDENT. Brigus June 12, 1907."
| June 14, 1907 || LUMBERMEN FOR LABRADOR || The steamer Briardene, due at Halifax in a few days from Swansea, via Liscomb, will take in supplies and Mill Men there, and then proceed to Labrador. G.R. Marshall, the Manager of the Alfred Dickie Co., will take with him to Labrador, about 100 Stream Drivers and Lumbermen, also provisions for a year. Many of the men are engaged for only three months, returning home in the fall, in time to do a winters work in Nova Scotia. As some of the men employed are taking their families with them to Labrador, Miss Lillian Gammell of Upper Stewiacke, a School Teacher, will accompany the party. The steamer will leave Halifax for Hamilton Inlet, Labrador, about June 22. |
| June 14, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "The schooner Belle Franklin, A. Haynes, will finish discharging lumber today at Horwood’s, and then load freight for Bell Island.
A number of the Labrador fleet got away from Conception Bay ports yesterday. Thirteen sail of craft left Brigus, and fifteen sailed from Cupids. Many others will leave today and during the week.
The schooner Snow Queen, Gushue, made a very quick run from Brigus yesterday. She left there at 4 a.m. and at 8.30 was inside the Narrows and moored at Harvey’s wharf. The craft is an excellent sailer and carried her full amount of canvas during the trip.
Two inebriates were arrested last evening.
Rev. A Richardson arrived from Herring Neck yesterday.
Thirteen schooners sailed from Brigus yesterday, for the Labrador.
The two Snow boys, arrested for stealing $30 on Mr. Parmiter last week, were sentenced to six months imprisonment by Judge Conroy, yesterday.
The Feildian reunion at the College last night, was fairly well attended. Messrs Skill and P. Jordan gave a very funny farce. Mr. Blackburn a couple of banjo selections, and Messrs. E. Harvey, Hurst, Blackall, H. Stirling, and F. Seymour, sang.
Mr. Foot left for Spaniard’s Bay yesterday morning to secure men for Bell Island.
Leo Wadden of the T.A. football, who had his leg injured last week while playing footer, is still under the Doctors care.
Frank Miller of G. Bowring’s office, injured his foot last year while playing football, and will have to undergo an operation tomorrow.
The West End lad who stole $160 from his mother last Sunday, was before Court yesterday but was not sentenced, as arrangements had been made to send him out of the Country. By last evening’s express, he left for Winnipeg, where it is hoped he will do better.
Mr. J. McRae left for Harbor Grace yesterday morning. He intended leaving for Labrador during the afternoon by schooner.
The S.S. Wansbeck finished discharging her salt last evening, and crossed to A Harvey & Co., where she took 25 tons coal. This morning she sailed for Sydney where she will bunker."
| June 14, 1907 || WEDDING || BATTEN — PURCELL: Mr. G. Batten, G.P., O.H.M.S. Calypso, and Miss Bessie Purcell, were united in matrimony at St. Mary’s Church ay 7.30 Wednesday evening, in the presence of a large number of friends. The bride who was handsomely attired, was attended by Miss Clarke and Miss Townsend, while Miss Sadie Purcell was maid of honour. Mr. E.J. Badder supported the groom. A reception was held at the bride’s residence, Duggan St., where supper was served to about eighty guests. Mr. and Mrs. Batten leave for England in August, where they will reside. |
| June 14, 1907 || DEATHS || COONEY — This morning after a short illness, Catherine, beloved wife of James Cooney, leaving one son and two daughters. Funeral on Sunday afternoon at 2.30 p.m., from her late residence, 59 Springdale Street. |
| June 15, 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || "Solicitor B.A. Squires who left St. John’s several days ago, arrived by Wednesday afternoon’s train, and left again by this evening’s train.
Mr. George Bailey and bride, who were married on Wednesday at Heath’s Content, arrived here that night and put up at Gordon Lodge.
Mr. James Sterling, son of Mr. George Sterling, was married to Miss Annie Elizabeth Spurrell of St. John’s, by Rev. Canon Noel at St. Paul’s Church on Tuesday night.
The broken water pipe on Henry Street near the railway crossing, was repaired by Mr. John Tapp on Wednesday. A new pipe was placed by him at the water fountain on Noel Road.
A Young man named John Kelly, son of Mr. Michael Kelly of Riverhead, was recently killed in an explosion at Sydney. He was about 20 years of age. The remains are expected here by the express, due today. Much sympathy is expressed for the bereaved family.
The structure supporting the fire bell on Water Street, opposite Victoria Street, is said to be in an unsafe condition, the upright supports being in an unsound state. Some one should see that the structure is repaired and made safe for this port.
Messrs R.D. McRae & Sons schooner Clara, Captain W. Yetmen, left Sydney yesterday coal laden, for this port.
The schooners L.E. Young, Frank Parsons, Constane, James Wells, Studland, James Parmiter, Victory, Simeon Noel, Molega, Jonathan Sheppard, Saffon, John Sheridan, Mystic Tie, John Parsons, Susannah, Henry Noseworthy, Mary F. Harrisa, Roger O’Brien, and Fusilier, Richard Glavine, left for Labrador today.
Mrs. Grundy says that a young gentleman of this town, prominently connected in business, has been powerfully affected by the charms of one of three sisters, who occasionally visit here from Bay Roberts. The old lady is convinced that an engagement will result, and end in a wedding. She adds her well worn phrase “Serves them right.”
A little business was done at the Court this morning, Mr. Lynch occupying the bench. Some warrants for the arrests of fishery deserters were sworn out. A party from Bishop's Cove had another before the Court for not taking steps to prevent his calf from being suckled by plaintiff’s cow. Judgement was given for the plaintiff for 5 cents. A Shopkeeper of this town had a man up for the non-payment of an account. Defendant not being in Court, judgement went by default for the full amount claimed.
The Schooners Fleetwing, John Butt; Delta, W.C. Barnes; and the Quickstep, J.J. Keefe, sailed for Labrador this afternoon.
Mr. Uriah Drover of Island Cove, aged 86 years, walked from home to town today, a distance of 7 miles. He returns home tomorrow.
Mr. J.A. Whiteman left for Heart’s Content this morning to take orders for his clothing establishment. He expects to return tonight.
It is said that Mr. William Moriarity and Josie, daughter of Mr. Richard Hayden, were quietly married last night. The bridegroom left for Labrador this morning.
Mr. George Bailey and his bride left for Placentia by this morning train. Rev. Dr. Robertson, Mr. John McRae from St. John’s, and Miss Fraser, from Bay Roberts, arrived by this afternoon’s train. Messrs Albert Walsh for Montreal; Moses Hearald, for Sydney, and one passenger for Grand Falls, went out by this evening’s train.
Messrs. Munn & Co., steamer Louise, Captain E. Burke, arrived at 3.30 p.m. Wednesday, from Labrador. This steamer left here on Saturday May 25th, taking down Mr. R.S. Munn and some fishing crews to Sandy Islands. After a passage of 9 days, the steamer reached her destination, having encountered bad weather and some ice, which latter was avoided. Upon arrival at Labrador, winter weather prevailed for some days, the harbor being still frozen up, and immense bulks of snow covering the land in part. Some of the houses had to be cleared of snow which completely buried them, before the crews could enter them with their belongings, which had to be conveyed from the steamer on sleds. But change rapidly follows change, when winter breaks at the Labrador, and the Sunday before the steamer left for home was a beautiful day, the temperature warm and summer like. A Southerly wind packed the ice off shore. On Monday, June 9th., the Louise left for this port, and met no ice during the run home. There is nothing now to prevent fishing vessels proceeding North. A change of wind is the only thing required to enable the up shore fleet to start. The Louise saw 2 or 3 craft pass North of Sandy Island before leaving there. It would seem from the reports, that if a favourable wind would come soon, the Labrador fleet still here, will be in time enough for the first fishing. CORRESPONDENT."
| June 15, 1907 || AGED LADY PASSES || "Yesterday, there passed away at the advanced age of 81, Mrs. Sarah Milligan, widow of the late Rev. Dr. Milligan, after a lingering illness of six months’ duration.
The deceased lady was a daughter of the late J Jordan, Esq., M.L.A., a prominent temperance leader in the New Brunswick Legislature, who dropped dead on the floor of the House of Assembly after delivering an impressive speech on a Bill for the promotion of Temperance. She was the second wife of Rev. Dr. Milligan, to whom she was married 42 years ago, and has survived her husband over five years, his death having occurred on January 24th, 1902.
Up to the age of fourscore, Mrs. Milligan was able to attend the service of her Church, and to personally superintend the affairs of her household, enjoying excellent health. She had no children, but was devotedly attended during her recent illness, by her step-son, Mr. Archibald Milligan, of St. John N.B., who has resided with her since Dr. Milligam’s death. The funeral takes place from her late residence on LeMarchant Road on Monday next at 3 p.m."
| June 15, 1907 || STONE THROWING || Stone throwing by some of the hoodlums who nightly infest New Gower Street, is fast becoming a nuisance and causing much annoyance to Shop-Keepers and residents of that section. A few nights ago, glass valued at two dollars, was broken in the windows of Mr. C. Kelly’s Grocery. This is the third time of late that the same thing happened, and some measures should be taken by those in authority, to prevent continuance of the evil. |
| June 15, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "Not a single arrest was made last night
Mr. D. Munn came over from Harbor Grace last evening, on business.
A Danish schooner which had been discharging salt at Bay Roberts, came over yesterday afternoon.
The schooner Humming Bird, Jacob Moores of Twillingate, arrived yesterday morning with a load of lumber from Exploits. She is discharging at Rendell’s wharf.
The making of sand brick was started at Davy’s Brick Factory yesterday. Work will be in full swing there until enough to supply the market for the coming year is turned out.
On Thursday forenoon, Baccalieu Tickle was crowded with vessels going North. Those that left here, and Labrador craft from Conception Bay ports, all went through the Tickle.
On Wednesday two other names were added to the black list. One was a fisherman of Brazil Square, and the other a Sailmaker of Waldegrave St. There are now fifty two on the water wagon.
By the S.S. Adventure this morning, a mining party of four left for Labrador. One of the number had been on the Coast before and staked off several claims. They will take some samples from the property and are bring a supply of dynamite.
There is a good sign of fish around Heart’s Content in deep water off the shore. One trap there has 15 qtls. Jiggers get about a quintal daily, when weather is favourable. Caplin are beginning to make their appearance in several coves around the bottom of Trinity Bay.
The schooner Mandamus, Robt. Durdle, is loading general cargo at Shea’s for P Templeton, Bonavista.
Nearly all the Labrador fleet from the South side of Trinity Bay, left on Thursday, having been awaiting a time to sail for several days.
The Athletic Club of Heart’s Content have made great improvements in their grounds lately. A cricket crease has been laid, a lawn tennis court made, a football ground put in good condition. Evidently the sporting section of the cable town intends to enjoy themselves the coming summer.
Salmon are very scarce at Witless Bay and not more than a dozen have been taken. Malone’s trap is high-liner and has 15 qtls landed to date.
The schooner J.S. Grandy, Wm. Hopkins, is discharging lumber at Kennedy & Mullaly’s wharf, from mills in Trinity Bay. She made the run from Heart’s Content Thursday, in ten hours.
Mr. Baird J.P., had word from Bootwoodville yesterday, that a 4 year old daughter of John Hancock, Peter’s Arm, was accidently drowned on Thursday, in reaching down in a spring. The child was quickly taken out, but life was extinct.
Two cases of scarlatina developed yesterday and the patients were removed to the Hospital.
At Witless Bay on Thursday afternoon, a race took place between boats owned by Messrs Murphy and Connors. The course was four miles, and Murphy’s, which was a new boat, came off victorious.
A man named William THORN, aged 26, was accidently killed by a fall of ore at the barites mine at Colliers, T.B. Thursday. No particulars of the accident have been received."
| June 15, 1907 || DEATHS || MILLIGAN — Last evening, after a lingering illness, Sarah E., beloved wife of the late Rev. G.S. Milligan. Funeral on Monday at 3 p.m. from her late residence, 55 LeMarchant Road. Friends will please accept this the only intimation. No crepe. |
| June 15, 1907 || THANKS || NOSEWORTHY — Mrs.Noseworthy and family wish to thank the many friends who so kindly sympathized with her in her great sorrow, also to thank those who sent wreaths and flowers. |
| June 17, 1907 || SUDDEN DEATH OF MR. E.J. HOOKE || "HEART FAILURE THE CAUSE: The sudden death of Edgar J Hooke, which occurred on Saturday night, called forth general expressions of sorrow yesterday. At 8.30 Saturday evening, he entered Mr. E. Sinnott’s Saloon on Water Street, and was standing a the bar only a few seconds when he collapsed. He was picked up by the assistants and some others, and said he felt better, though he appeared confused. Thinking he was weak, and that he would revive after a brief rest, Mr. Sinnott asked him to go into the room on the opposite side, and sit down FOR A FEW MINUTES.
He was escorted there and sat on a chair. Before the others left, he remarked that he was alright, and wished to go to the bar again, but was persuaded to remain. As it was a busy night, the assistants returned to their work, leaving him alone. Mr. Sinnott was standing at the counter attending to some correspondance when he fell, but left if to look after him. When the latter was comfortably seated, he came out, and, finished his letters, went in again to see how Mr. Hooke was. He looked pale, and Mr. Sinnott feared that all was not right. He was still sitting down and had his hat on.
Mr. Sinnott felt his forehead, and it was cold and clammy, so he called his clerks, Messrs. Whelan and Furlong, and they went off for a Doctor. Inspector Grimes was quickly on the scene, but when he arrived, life was extinct. Dr. Scully, who was summoned, examined the body and pronounced death due to heart failure.
The corpse was then taken to the morgue on a stretcher. Detective Bryn acquainted his brother-in -law, and upon Rev. Dr. Kitchen devolved the task of informing Mrs. Hooke, who is a cousin of the Rev. Gentleman. The blow almost prostrated her, and for some hours after she could not be consoled.
Mr. Hooke appeared in usual health on Saturday afternoon. At 5 o’clock, he left home, the first time for the day, to purchase some groceries. Several persons were in conversation with him as he called at one or two shops, including Knowling’s. A gentleman who was talking to him in front of Sinnott’s just before he entered, informs us that Mr. Hooke did not appear ill, and he talked rationally. His wife expected him home for tea, when he did not return she became uneasy. She told Mrs. Frances who resides next door, of her fears, and later sent a message for her sister to go in. Supper was all in readiness when the terrible fact was made known to her.
Mr. Hooke, was born in Honiton, Devonshire, his father being an ex-Mayor of that town. His parents are living, and arrangements have been made for the marriage of one of his sisters, to a Doctor, in a few days’ time. Four years ago he came to St. John’s, having been engaged in England by Hon. Mr. Knowling for his Hardware Department. Three weeks ago he severed connections with Mr. Knowling, and since, has not been working.
In 1904, he married Miss Theresa Hogan, of Duckworth Street. Yesterday morning, the body was coffined by Undertaker Carnell, and at 9 o’clock, taken to his late residence, Barnes Road. At 2.30 tomorrow afternoon, the funeral takes place. To the sorrowing wife and relatives the News tenders sympathy."
| June 17, 1907 || BRUCE’S PASSENGERS || The S.S. Bruce did not reach Port Aux basques until 10.30 a.m. yesterday, having been delayed at Sydney by the I.C.R. train. She brought the following passengers: C.E. and Mrs. Beane, Dr. Grenfell, Dr. Geo. Pierce, M. Martin, Miss Stoor, J.A. Cloquette, Miss K. Alyward, J.A. Nolan, F.H. Saxton, L.J. Hall, Capt. C.A. Larder, A. Kawaja. A. Beer, Geo. Hudson, J.W. Clarke, R. Ball, C Buest, W.E. Sharpe, Jno. X. Cameron, G.B. Scott, Mrs. Joseph Petipis, Miss. F. Penney, G. Skinner, M W. Taylor, G.E. Roberts, W.H.B. Sallier, J. Delaspur, C.F. Dale, in saloon, and 25 in steerage. The express is due at 2.30. |
| June 17, 1907 || FORTUNE NEWS || "Editor Daily News:
Sir. — The prevailing Easterly cold weather, together with such a late spring, seems to have benumbed both the fishing and the farming industries, and the crops of both promise to be behind. At the same time, when the sun comes out it lifts the head of man, beast, and vegetation, and it is yet possible that despite the shortness of the summer, it may prove productive both on land and sea.
In this small corner of our ancient Colony, news is scarce and scribes are few. The attraction here is strong towards our new enterprise. The Furniture and General Woodworking Factory is every day assuming a larger growth. New and modern machinery is still coming, whilst additions to the building are in progress, to make room for the machinery. Mr. John E. Lake has just returned from Canada, where he has engaged four experience operatives, three for chair, and one for door, sash, and other work. With a complete equipment line, up-to-date machines, and first class operatives, there can be no doubt that the concern will produce several lines, quite equal to the best of the imported article. We understand that there are about 1,000 chairs ready to be sent up for the finishing touches, and that their quality is warranted to compete with any similar goods from any factory. Whilst there are a large quantity of doors and sashes in the drying rooms, the firm is putting out washboards, doors, sashes, mantelpieces, and turned goods, and at least 100 chairs daily, and guarantees to the general trade, prices and quality so reasonable and attractive that patronizing local industries cannot fail to follow.
The value of these local industries are not confined to the articles or proprieters, but are emphasized because they keep our young men in our native land. We are too fond of placing our orders with foreigners or our Canadian cousins, thereby helping to build up Canada and the States, instead of Newfoundland. The Messrs Lake intend sending out samples of their productions around the Country before long, and are determined to secure their share of the market.
It is with pleasure that we greet the success of the Woollen Mills at Brigus, and hear of the proposed Foundry at that place. The day of factories in the outports is evidently at hand, and Capitalists begin to see the wisdom of building where the city taxes are absent, and power and labour are abundant.
The sun seems to be rising for Fortune and Grand Bank. At the latter place, dreging operations are in full force, and will be continued here late on, resulting in there being sufficient water for the protection of all our fishing and coasting craft. We are also thankful that at last, a Bay Steamer has been placed on Fortune Bay, connecting these places with the large coastal boats. The wheel of “Fortune” is moving, even though slowly. The next improvement that we demand will be the extension of stone and concrete piers, to prevent the harbor from again being filled up with the shifting sands.
One things opens up another, as shown by Mr. Lake’s enterprise. He has in full blast now, four large boilers and engines, and two smaller marine plants. These, with two steam launches, saw the Mill and the Furniture Factory give continuous employment to over 200 operatives, making the business one of the largest labour giving industries in the Island. It is this sort of enterprise our Country demands, in order that comfort and blessing may be brought to our doors.
FORTUNA. Fortune June 13, 1907."
| June 17, 1907 || BAY OF ISLANDS || "The schooner Renown, Capt. Paul Young, with a cargo of coal, arrived from Cape Breton, Saturday afternoon. She discharged her cargo at O’Brien’s.
The S.S. Home returned from North, Monday morning. This time she was able to call at only one Labrador port, owing to the heavy pack ice on that Coast. She sailed North again Wednesday evening. Owing to the change of wind we have had since the Home sailed, it is generally thought that she will reach her terminus port - Battle Harbor - this trip.
A large contingent of fishermen of this place went North by the last trip of the Home. They will disembark at various Labrador ports.
Late arrivals from Middle Arm, say there is no herring at that place now, and there have been very few this season. Owing to the continual Easterly winds, the fish have kept in deep water. The catch is far below the average. There is a slight sign of herring around the islands at the outer part of the Bay.
There has been a slight improvement in the cod fishery along the Northern side of the Bay since last writing. Some fishermen have also done fairly well with lobsters.
Inspector Bartlett, left here Sunday evening for St. John’s, with two prisoners for the Penitentiary; one to serve six months, for stealing, and the other to serve two and a half months — part sentence — for shebeening.
Constable Martin has been transferred from here to Grand Falls, and leaves by today’s train for his new Station. In him we will lose a good official, and Grand Falls will gain one.
Three cases of freight were sidetracked here this morning by the West bound train, including a shipment of flour for Ayre & Son’s
Here is a problem for the remainder of 1907. How can a packet convey, say 120 passengers in accommodation, providing at its utmost capacity for say, 40 persons? Can it be that a marine disaster, perhaps to extreme magnitude, is necessary to open the eyes of those responsible for the existence of such condition? What means would they resort to exonerate themselves should a catastrophe occur? Surely some must at present be more or less familiar with existing conditions; it is therefore hoped that this will be sufficient for greater precautions in future, for the safety and comfort of our people who have to use the packets which coast our shores.
A forest fire is raging in the vicinity of Deer Lake. The smoke may be seen from here, in fact the atmosphere is full of smoke. Several telegraph poles have been burned down. No particulars of its origin or the extent of damage so far, have reached here.
Dr. Whalen, so it is said, has taken up permanent residence at Woods Island.
Mrs. Thomas Morris, sister of Mr. Long of Herald Office, died suddenly this morning.
| June 17, 1907 || CHANNEL NEWS || "Contrary to general expectations, but exceedingly to the delight off all, the weather has taken on a finer turn, and now everyone is going about his or her duties, under the genial rays of a June sun.
During the past week, a considerable number of local craft, amounting at one time to 50, were harbored in Port aux Basques. Most of these were fishing vessels, some homeward bound with good catches, others bound Gulf ward in quest of the supportive cod. Others again, were waiting a time to cross to Sydney. Today, all have sailed to their various objectives.
The wrecking steamer Amphtrite, Capt. Larder, and schooner Brunhilda, Capt Davis, are working at the wreck of the S.S. Morena, removing pig iron, which comprised the cargo. Should conditions prove favourable, both vessels expect to recover a considerable portion of same.
The schooner Urania, from St. John’s with general cargo, arrived to Baird Gordon & Co. yesterday. After discharging, the vessel will take coal to Bonne Bay.
Capt. John Ford, in his new purchase, the schooner E.J. Garland, arrived from Halifax with molasses and sugar, to Clement & Co., last week.
On Tuesday last, Thomas Hackett of Fortune Bay, was before Magistrate Squarey, charged with a violation of the Temperance Act. The charge having been admitted and proven, the culprit was fined $40.00, or three months imprisonment. The latter was taken.
ALPHA. Channel, June 13th, 1907."
| June 17, 1907 || BURGEO || "On Monday 3rd June, at Upper Burgeo, there passed away to the world unseen, the soul of Mr. Alfred Strickland. The deceased was about 40 year old and only a year ago, returned from the Hospital, St. John’s, where an operation was undergone in which his right leg was amputated. Since his return, he had been unwell, and although an artificial leg was ordered and received, he was never permitted to wear it. The funeral took place at Upper Burgeo on Tuesday 4th. Mr. C. Curtis officiated.
Mr. J. Adams who substitutes for Rev. E. Nichols, during the latter’s health tour to England, arrived here by S.S. Glencoe on Monday 3rd. He assumes charge of the Mission as Catechist.
The Rev. E and Mrs. Nichols took passage by Glencoe upon her return from West Wednesday 5th, for St. John’s, from whence they will proceed en route to England, the Rev. Nichols’ native home. They purpose being absent about four months, and after the expiration of that time, in case the Reverend gentleman’s health is sufficiently improved to admit of his taking charge of the Mission again, they will return. We wish them much enjoyment and health during their absence.
The schooner Maud, from Jersey, Channel Islands, arrived here from St. John’s Thursday 6th., consigned to Clement & Co. She will take part cargo of fish from the firm here, and will proceed to Channel to load.
The schooners Notice, J Vatcher, Master and owner, and Aristide, T. Gunnery, Master, left here on Tuesday and Friday respectively, for Labrador summer fishery.
Members of the firm of R. Moulton, M.H.A., were acquainted by wire on Monday 10th from Oporto, that the schooner Annie, E Larder, Capt. J Vatcher, had arrived there safely after a brief passage of 14 days.
The S.S. Glencoe on Monday 10th., landed several passengers here, and took several others away to ports abroad. Among those to leave were Mr. T. Dicks and family, who have gone for a summer visit to their sons in the States. Mr. Dicks for several years, has been Master and owner of the schooner Nina Pearl, which was sold to Mr. A. Payne of Fogo. In all probability he has now given up his connection with the sea and its fisheries.
The weather along the South Coast for the past fortnight, has been a continuation of N.E. gales, which have suspended fishing operations in several places. These gales have the chill of Autumn, which is so keenly felt that one wonders if the present season is last Fall or next Winter.
TOWN PUMP. June 12th, 1907."
| June 17, 1907 || NORTHERN NEWS BY THE PORTIA || "At Morton’s Harbor, there was a good sign of fish when the Portia came South.
At Cat Cove the other day, Eli Brown took 5 qtls in one of his traps. Operations have been retarded owing to the heavy sea.
Messrs Mackenzie (2) left the steamer at Jackson's Arm to go prospecting. It is said they are in quest of a rich gold vein reported near there.
His Lordship Bishop Jones, is now paying an Episcopal visit to parts of Trinity and Bonavista Bays. The Bishop is expected back at the end of the week.
When the Portia was going North, Catalina Harbor was filled with schooners having anchored there out of the storm. All succeeded in reaching home before her return.
At Pilley’s Island, three of Mr. C.F. Taylor’s new schooners are being made ready for the Labrador. The work is being rushed, and Mr. Taylor hopes to get them away in a day or two.
There is still a large number of icebergs on the Coast, and they are a menace to the schooners on their way North. Extreme care had to be taken by Capt. Kean and his Officers at night time, to avoid them.
Nearly all of the Wesleyville and Brookfield fleet have sailed for the Labrador. When coming South, the steamer met fully two hundred schooners, between Cape Freels and Cabot Island, all bound North.
Owing to the boisterous weather, very little fish has been taken for the past fortnight. Ice has done considerable injury to gear at many places. With a few days of fine weather, the men hope to begin in earnest.
Two patients were brought up for the Insane Asylum, one is John Regular, Seal Cove, and the other Simon Squires of Herring Neck. They are not violent, but their friends deemed it advisable to place them in the institution.
For the past fortnight the weather has been very backward. The winds have been cold, making vegetation backward. In many places, banks of snow are to be seen, and the residents say they have experienced little or no summer.
Mr. Verge, School Teacher at Salvage, was brought in for treatment at the General Hospital. He is suffering from paralysis of the legs, and cannot walk or move about, though otherwise he is well. He is a young man and a native of Heart’s Content. Mr. Verge is a popular Teacher, and his friends hope he will soon return, fully recovered.
The Portia's flag was at half mast when she arrived, the remains of Mrs. Pegg being on board, deceased wife of the Rev. Gordon Pegg of Change Islands, who was formerly attached to the Cathedral, of this city. On Thursday night, she breathed her last, her twin babies, who were born last week, having died two days previous. Mrs. Pegg was an English lady, and the remains will be taken home for interment. She was married only last year. During her brief stay at Change Islands, she had made many friends, and death under such sad circumstances, has caused much sorrow. To the grief stricken husband, the News extends sympathy.
The only schooner at Harbor Grace unmanned for the fishery, is the Carter, owned by R.D. McRae & Co. She will likely get a crew at a later date."
| June 17, 1907 || PORTIA BACK || Bowring’s Coastal Steamer Portia, Capt. Kean, arrived at 8 p.m. Saturday, from Northern ports. Leaving here on the morning of the 5th June, she had it fine but cold, on the way to Griquet. She made all the ports except Baie Verte and Coachman’s Cove, which were filled with ice. At the later place she steamed to the edge of the ice and discharged her freight. Tuesday morning last, she reached the terminus, and after a delay of six hours, the start for home was made. She called at every port with the exception of Baie Verte, and outside that, the only ice met was in White Bay. She reported very cold weather throughout the run. Her passengers were: Messrs Lemee, Harris, Boyle, Clark, Curtis, Dr. Leslie, Rev. Gordon Pegg, Rev. Durrant, Hutchings, Fowlow, White, Noanes, Donnelly, Mrs Diamond, Misses Truhey, Parsons, Gill and 21 steerage. |
| June 17, 1907 || NEW SCHOONERS || "The schooner Fog Free Zone, Capt. E. Manuel, Exploits, is now at the wharf of the Empire Wood Working Co., discharging a load of sixty-one thousand spruce lumber from Botwoodville. This handsome schooner was built at Manuels ship yard, Exploits, the past winter.
She is 80 feet in length over all, 21 feet on the beam, and 9 ft in depth, under deck beam’s; when measured she will be about 70 tons. The planking is native hardwood, she is also full timber, well fastened, and strongly built in every particular, in order to qualify for the bounty. The two tall pitch pine spars, well set rigging, new sails, together with graceful lines of the white painted hull, give the vessel an exceptionally smart appearance, as she sits like some ocean bird resting in her native element. Coming South, though deeply laden, she proved her sailing qualities to be quite in keeping with her appearance, especially so sailing on a wind.
Five other schooners have been launched from Manuel’s ship yard this spring; their names are: Scotch Cure, Lilly of the Valley, Tally Ho, N. Duncan, and Express. The latter was to be called Short Line Route, but the name was afterward changed. One other schooner is still on the stocks there, and will be launched soon. All these new schooners will engage in the Labrador fishery the coming season, and are outfitted and owned by the firm of Josiah Manuel, Exploits.
The schooner Humming Bird, Capt. Jacob Moore, Twillingate, now in port, is another splendid specimen of home-built craft. She is well and truly constructed, as staunch and strong as only native skill and workmanship can make her. The builder intended her to qualify for the bounty, and every care was taken in selecting the material, and working it up into the hull that can withstand the fiercest storm.
She was built last winter at Exploits, by Robert Sevior, for Mr. T.A. Winsor, who has since sold her to Capt. Moore. Her length is 75 feet; beam, 21 feet; depth, 8 feet, and will be about 60 tons when measured. The timbers are all juniper and spruce, planked with birch and juniper, pitch pine spars, new sails and rigging of the best quality.
Two other schooners — Wren and Robin — were built at Exploits for T.A. Winsor, last winter."
| June 17, 1907 || PERSONAL || "Mr. C.H. Hutchings, K.C., left for Bay de Verde District Saturday last.
Mr. A Gowan who was in town on business, returned to Hureville on Saturday.
Dr. Grenfell was a passenger by yesterday’s Bruce, and will detrain today at Lewisporte. At the latter place he joins the S.S. Strathcona for St. Anthony.
Mr. A. Bradshaw left by Saturday morning’s train from Placentia. Mr. Bradshaw will leave for Western Canada at an early date, to take up permanent residence.
Mr. C.E. Beene, late of the Maine Central, who had been appointed Advertising Agent for the Reid-Newfoundland Company, will arrive by today’s express. He is accompanied by Mrs. Beene."
| June 17, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "Practically all the Labrador fleet have arrived here and taken supplies, and sailed for home ports again. There is still a large number however, have not left for the fishing grounds. All the Conception Bay fleet got away during Friday and Saturday of last week.
There are a larger number of tourist on the West Coast than at this date, last year. The weather however, has been unfavourable for fishing, and much colder than usual. Last year, there was a snow storm on the West Coast on June 15th.
The Dominion Coal Company are about to give a contract on the Clyde, for a first class steamer, 4,000 tons register, to make the round trip from Montreal to St. John’s, Nfld., calling at Sydney and Charlottetown, in ten days. She will be ready for the route next spring, and will run 14 miles an hour, and have superior accommodation for 100 first class and 40 second class passengers.
A few days ago, a theft was discovered in one of the city Schools, and blame was immediately attached to one of the pupils who was accused forthwith. The youngster stoutly denied any connection with the matter, but was disbelieved. The following day another of the pupils acknowledged having taken the amount — 70 cents. The friends of the innocent child were much pleased at the confession of the guilty party. The parents of the accused one have refused to let the youngster return to school.
A Magisterial Enquiry into the death of Mr. Hooke, takes place this morning.
Residents of Witless Bay, who were in town Saturday, report a good sign of fish there.
Eleven arrests were made during Saturday night, five being brought in after 11 o’clock. Six were liberated yesterday, on depositing sums from 5 cents to $5.
The C.H.E. exams begin today.
The schooner Ionia, Herald, is now due from Cadiz with salt. She is 30 days out.
The R.M.D.S.F. ship Strathcona, left for Lewisporte Saturday morning, where she will be joined today by Mr. Grenfell, and leave for St. Anthony.
Engineer Sutherland of the S.S. Adventure, who went to Glasgow to sit for a ticket, has passed exams successfully.
Capt. John S. Gavell, father of Mr. James Gavall, died on Tuesday last at his home, Dartmouth N.S . Deceased was a well known Mariner in Nova Scotia.
Messrs Munn’s schooner Louise, sailed from Harbor Grace Friday night for Labrador, with freighters going as far as Ragged Island.
A schooner from Sydney, coal laden for Brigus, arrived Saturday. One of P Templeman’s, with coal for Bonavista, put in yesterday.
The schooner Edward Blake, Roberts, was ready to sail Saturday, with supplies for the Co-Operative Stores at Red Bay and St. Anthony."
| June 17, 1907 || DEATHS || "CALVER — On June 15th., Jean youngest daughter of John F and Jean Calver, ages 1 year.
FITZGIBBON — At Boston, on Tuesday the 11th June, Gerald Joseph, son of the late Edmund and Margaret Fitzgibbon of this city. — R.I.P.
HOOKE — Suddenly of heart failure, on the 15th June, Edgar J. Hooke of Honiton, England. Funeral takes place from his late residence 23 Barne's Road, on Tuesday at 2.30 p.m. (Sharp). Friends and acquaintances please accept this the only intimation. R.I.P."
| June 18, 1907 || A VETERAN’S PASSING || "Mr. Meshach Stares, so well known throughout Newfoundland, has passed away full of years. He was a man of great mental force, holding strong views, and battling for them with vigour and tenacity. With all he was kindly and generous. His was a mind well stored, and there were few subjects on which he could not converse, in a manner at once interesting, and instructive. An esteemed correspondent writing from Goose Bay says:
“On Sunday, the 9th of June, there passed peacefully to his rest, Meshach D. Stares, one of the oldest and most respected inhabitants of Brooklyn, in his 88th year. Deceased was a most popular man, and until the demise of his wife some eighteen months ago, was apparently hale and hearty for an old man, but the shock was great, and since then he has been gradually sinking. He was one of the pioneers of the settlement of Brooklyn. He held the office of Postmaster for a number of years, and by his cordial disposition, gained for himself a large circle of friends, most of whom came to pay a last tribute of respect at the interment on Wednesday, the 19th of June. Deceased leaves three sons and one daughter.”"
| June 18, 1907 || WEATHER REPORT || There was very little change noticeable yesterday in the weather conditions along the line, although it was a shade warmer at several places. The following are the latest reports: Port aux Basques — N.E. light, dull, 44 above. Bay of Islands — N.E. light, dull, 60 above. Quarry — N.E., light, dull, 60 above. Bishop’s Falls — N.E.,light, dull 60 above. Clarenville — N.E., light, dull, 48 above. Whitbourne — N.E., light, dull, 42 above. |
| June 18, 1907 || HARBOUR GRACE NEWS || "Messrs Edward Parsons and R.M. Duff left for St. John’s by this evening’s train.
Mr. Egerton McNab, representing T.A. McNab & Co., St. John’s, arrived by Friday night's train and was busy soliciting orders today.
Mr. Frank Davis, Clerk in the Bank of Nova Scotia at St. John’s, arrived by tonight’s train on a holiday, which will be spent at his parental home.
The schooners Primrose, John Stapleton; Estella, William Baggs, and Rover’s Bride, Henry Pike, sailed for Labrador on Friday.
His Lordship Bishop March, returned by Friday night’s train from an episcopal visitation of a part of the Trinity Bay section of his Diocese.
Miss Carey, Assistant Teacher of the R.C. Academy here, went to Bay Roberts by this evening’s train to act as Supervisor of the C.H.E. examinations to be held next week.
The funeral of the late JOHN KELLY of Riverhead, who was killed at Sydney on Monday last, took place on Friday afternoon, and was largely attended, the burial being in the R.C. Cemetery.
The Harbour Grace junior football team, and one made up chiefly of the employees of the Archibald Bros., played a match at Shannon Park on Friday evening. After an hour’s play the juniors beat their opponents by 2 goals to 1.
Mr. Max Cron, who was in the country fishing on Friday, secured 3 dozen fine trout, ranging from 3/4 to 1½ lbs each. One fish measured 18 inches long and weight 2 1/4 lbs.
The S.S. Louise, Capt. E. Burke, again sailed for Labrador this afternoon. She took 30 passengers, including Mrs. R.S. Munn, jr. and family, and Storekeeper Frank Sullivan. The steamer calls at Heart’s Content to take other passengers and freight.
The S.S. Adventure, en route to Labrador, arrived at 4.30 this morning. She took as saloon passengers, Messrs John McRae, John Dawson, M.F. O’Toole, Thomas Walsh, Daniel Pumphery, and Mrs Sheridan. About 40 steerage passengers also went. The steamer left again at 7.30.
Mr. C. Alcock, Government Inspector of Steamers Engaged in Carrying Passengers, was in town on Friday. He came to inspect the S.S. Louise, which at present is employed in carrying crews to the Labrador. He will see that the requirements of the law in every particular, are complied with, so that no unnecessary risks may be run.
Contractors Robert Lily and John Whiteway are putting a stone wall, which will be faced and topped with concrete, before the residence of Mr. J.T. Lawton. The wall will form a front piece to the entrance of the House, and when finished, will be quite an ornament to the dwelling. The Contractors are noted for the excellence of their work.
The Fre Bell rang out on Friday morning, when the house of Mr. George Brown of Brown’s Hill, caught on fire. The Fire Brigade was promptly on the scene, and in a very short time, the blaze was extinguished. It is supposed a spark from the chimney fell on the roof of the unoccupied part of the house, and ignited it. Not much damage was done.
Mr. Thomas Freeman has been out several evenings this week in his “Orient Buckboard” (automobile) which attracted much attention as it coursed along the streets. The “run about” makes its present known at a long distance by its loud noise, but when the muffler is put in place, the sound will be considerably diminished. The machine is capable of developing a speed of more than 40 miles per hour.
Mr. Chafe Corn, son of Mr. James Corn of this town, has finished his second year’s Medical course at McGill University, Montreal. He has again vindicated his friends’ opinion of his ability as a student, and done credit to himself and his native town. In the honour list this year he has secured 1st place in Organic Chemistry, 3rd in Pharmacology, 4th in Physiology, 6th in Pharmacy. He also gained a pass in Anatomy and in Histology. Well done Charles! You deserve congratulations.
The C.H.E. Examinations of this town will be held in Coughlan Hall this year on Monday, and following days. The Methodist Superior School, Mr. John Davis, Principal, sends up 15 candidates in the Primary Grade, 5 in Preliminary and 3 in Intermediate. The R.C. Academy, Mr. J.T Lawton, Principal, has sent forward 3 in Primary and 4 in Preliminary. The R.C. School at Otterbury, Miss Tobin, Teacher, has finished 2 in Primary. The Convent School has presented 2 in Primary, 10 in Preliminary, and 1 in Intermediate. The number of candidates sent up by the other schools of this town could not be obtained.
The International Order of Good Templars, holds its annual Grand Lodge meeting here on Tuesday next. In the afternoon, the business of the Lodge will be conducted, and in the evening, a public meeting will be held in the British Hall, where an interesting program will be presented. Songs, solos, etc., with instrumental selections, will enliven the evening, and address will be given by Rev. A.W. Lewis of this town, Grand Chief Templar of Newfoundland, and Rev. J. Thackeray, of St. John’s, Grand Superintendent of Juvenile Work; address are also expected from Rev. J. Pincock, of this town, Messrs Donald Morison, I.C. Morris, and J.A. Carmichael, of St. John’s. Delegates from the several lodges in the Country are expected to be present. The I.O.G.T. is making itself felt in the town, and judging from the present outlook, the public meeting on Tuesday evening will be largely attended. The well wishes of the Order will welcome the visitors.
CORRESPONDENT. Harbor Grace, June 15th, 1907."
| June 18, 1907 || HYMENAL || "PHILLIPS — CALDWELL: Another pretty wedding took place at the Congregational Church, at 7 o’clock last evening, the contracting parties being Miss I. Caldwell and Mr. W. Phillips, of Hon. G. Knowling’s Drapery.
The bride wore a beautiful dress of white silk, veil and wreath. She was attended by her sister in a pretty dress of pink, and Miss Freddie Prideaux, who was attired in cream, while the groom was ably supported by Messrs. Evans and Ross. The nuptial knot having been tied by the Pastor, Rev. J Thackeray, a reception was held at the residence of the bride’s father. A large number of friends were present, and congratulations were showered on the bride and groom. Both have many friends, and the bride was the recipient of a lengthy list of valuable and useful presents.
We extend congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Philips, and trust that nothing will mar their future happiness.
KEATING — RYALL: Miss Ryall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. Ryall, Circular Road, and Mr. P. Keating, formerly of St. John’s, but now a resident of Texas, were united in the silken bonds of matrimony at St. Joseph’s Chapel, Cathedral Square, at 5 o’clock last evening, by Ven. Archdeacon O’Neill. About fifty guests were present to witness the interesting ceremony.
The bride looked charming in a dress of white silk, with veil and wreath. She was attended by her cousin, Miss Irving, who was also handsomely gowned. Little Misses Christable Ryall and Mary O’Reilly were maids of honour, and Master Charlie Ryall acted as page. The groom was supported by Mr. Peter O’Mara. Leaving the Convent, the party drove around Quidi Vidi Lake and then to Smithville. Supper was served at 6.30 and the health of the bride enthusiastically drunk. A program of dancing and music followed, “and all went merry as a marriage bell”. At midnight the party dispersed, after wishing the happy young couple a long and prosperous life.
Mr. and Mrs. Keating drove to the Balsam, and by this afternoon’s express, they leave for New York, to spend a few weeks with relatives, before proceeding to their future home in Texas. The popularity of the bride and groom was testified to by the magnificent list of costly presents they received.
The News joins with other friends in wishing them bon voyage.
NORRIS — JACKMAN: The pretty Island of Three Arms, N.D.B., was the scene of an interesting wedding, in which our well and favourably known Townsman, Mr. W.H. Jackman, brother of the Hon. E.M. Jackman, united hand and heart with the very popular and accomplished Miss Nelly Norris, daughter of James Norris, Esq., Merchant.
The ceremony took place at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday last, 15th June, and was performed by the Rev. John Lynch, of the Fortune Harbor and Little Bay Mission.
The bride, who was given away by her father, was elegantly costumed in white satin, with regulation veil and orange blossoms; the brides maids were Miss B. Connolly, of St. John’s, Misses Delouchry and Wells; the groomsmen, Mr. C.D. Sleater, of St. John’s, and Mr. Bernard Norris, brother of the bride. Only the immediate relatives and friends were present.
A reception was held at the residence of the bride’s parents, when best wishes were heartily expressed for their future happiness. The Rev. Lynch, in a felicitous speech, proposed the health of the bride, to which the groom ably responded. The honeymoon is being spent at Three Arms. Their popularity is evidenced by the large number of rare and costly presents. The groom’s present to the bride was a gold crescent brooch, with rubies and pearls, and to the bridesmaids, diamond rings.
The happy young couple take with them the best wishes of an extended circle of friends and acquaintances, for a long and prosperous life."
| June 18, 1907 || LITTLE GIRL’S NARROW ESCAPE || "Preparatory to the wedding party leaving Mr. Ryall’s residence, Circular Road, yesterday afternoon, a large number of ladies and children congregated. Just then a couple of dogs fell fighting and knocked down a six year old girl, named Queenie Lacey, and for several minutes, the vicious brutes fought over the girl’s form.
No men were about, and the women and children were too terrified to render assistance. The little one was almost frightened to death, and her cries were heartrending. Eventually a couple of the bigger lads succeeded in beating the brutes clear, and the tot was picked up with blood streaming from her head and face. She was carried home, and when the gore was washed off, a bruise was found on her temple and two scalps cuts.
Fortunately the dogs did not bite her, the wounds being caused by her head striking the ground. A Policeman was summoned, and this morning an effort will be made to have the canines shot. Dr. Macpherson was also called. The youngster was fortunate in escaping with such slight injuries, as it might have been worse."
| June 18, 1907 || CRUELTY PRACTICE. IT SHOULD BE STOPPED || Yesterday afternoon, as some sheep that had been brought at Pitts were being taken away by the purchaser, there was much evidence of cruelty in the way which they were being taken from the premises. Two men dragged them by the fore and hind legs to a small Butcher’s Cart and pitched them into it as they would so many sacks of oats. About twice the number that the cart could hold without extreme discomfort, and great pain to the sheep that were thrown in without any evident consideration. Coming up McBride’s Hill, two of the animals heads were continuously in contact with the wheels. The cart was being driven by a boy. The terrible way in which these poor brutes were being treated was generally commented on, and condemned by all citizens who witness the affair. |
| June 18, 1907 || NAUTICAL || "Brigt. Grace, Gills, leaves Barbados for this port this morning.
S.S. Ulunda left Liverpool at 2 p.m. Saturday from St. John’s.
S.S. Bonavista is due on Thursday from Montreal via Gulf ports.
S.S. Siberian left Liverpool on Friday afternoon for this port.
S.S. Rosalind sails again on Thursday for Halifax and New York.
S.S. City of Bombay left Philadelphia at 6 a.m. Sunday for St. John’s.
Schooner Olive, Fitzgerald, has arrived at Oporto from Harbor Breton; passage 20 days.
S.S. Aggie berthed at Bowring’s South Side premises yesterday to load bunker coal and salt.
Schooner Carl E. Richards leaves Port Mulgrave in a day or two with cattle and produce to J. &. W. Pitts.
The S.S. Cacouna, Holmes, 7 days from Montreal via Gulf ports, arrived at 7,30 a.m. to Harvey & Co. Fine weather was experienced until Sydney was reached, when the temperature dropped considerably. From the latter port to here, several icebergs were met, and weather was extremely cold. She brought a full general cargo and on deck, 38 head of cattle, 2 horses, 35 sheep and 150 young pigs. No passengers came by her."
| June 18, 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || "BOWRINGS: Prospero reached Birchy Cove at 3 .30 p.m. yesterday and left again at 4.10. She is making express time this trip.
REIDS: Home is North of Bonne Bay. Ethie left Clarenville at 10 a.m. yesterday. Clyde left Lewisporte at 6 p.m. yesterday. Dundee left Port Blandford at 10.30 a.m. yesterday. Glencoe arrived at Port aux Basques at 10 p.m. yesterday. Argyle left Placentia at 6 p.m. yesterday, on the Red Island route. Adventure left Tilt Cove at 4 p.m. Sunday, going North."
| June 18, 1907 || ALONG THE LINE || "The express arrived at 3.45 last evening, bringing: Dr. Keegan, Dr. Murphy, A Been and wife, J.J. Norris, H.E. Forsey, C.D. Sclater, J. Angel, H. Becton, L.J. Hall. J.A. Chiquette, F. Skinner, and about 30 other passengers.
By the 6 p.m. train there left town: Miss Smith, Miss Noseworthy, Rev. Canon Temple, Rev. S. Bennett, Capt. C. Dawe, M.H.A., Mr. and Mrs. Berteau, R. Joseph and about 20 second class.
The shore train arrived at 9.15, bringing the following passengers: Right Rev. Monsignor Walsh, G.W. Gushue, R. Wright, W Goobie, J Fitzhenry, J. Kelly, J Wilson, T and Mrs Sullivan, and about 30 second class."
| June 18, 1907 || TO BE BURIED WITH HONOURS || Private Burgess, a popular young member of the Church Lads Brigade, died at the General Hospital on Sunday night, after a brief illness. The deceased lad was an active member of the corps, and was well liked by the Officers and boys. He will be buried with full military honours. The hour of the funeral has not yet been announced, but it will probably take place tomorrow afternoon. A and B Companies are requested to meet preparatory to the funeral. |
| June 18, 1907 || PERSONAL || "Mr. E Froud leaves for New York by the Rosalind.
Mr. W.S. Ball returned by the Rosalind last night.
Rev. Canon Temple returned to Topsail last evening.
Mrs. S.K Bell left for P.E.I. Sunday on a visit to friends.
Capt. T. Fitzgerald arrived from Carbonear yesterday morning.
Minister of Public Works, Gushue, returned to town last evening.
Mr. W. Strong, of Little Bay, is at present in the city on business.
Mr. J.C. Jones arrive by the Rosalind on his annual business trip.
Mr. J. Norris jr., of Three Arms N.D.B, arrived in the city yesterday.
Dr. Murphy, who was fishing up country, returned to town yesterday.
Mr. Duncan McIsaac, Little River, is at present in the city on business.
Magistrate Sullivan of Presque was a passenger by last night’s shore train.
Miss F. Geary returned by the Rosalind last night on a visit to friends.
Rev. C Dowding returns to England by the S.S. city of Bombay, sailing on Friday.
Mr. F. Angel of the Angel Engineering Co., returned to town by yesterday express.
Right Rev. Monsignor Walsh of Brigus, came to the city by last evening’s express.
Mr. F. Skinner, of Wabana, who has been on a trip abroad, returned by yesterday’s express.
Mr. R. Moulton, M.H.A., who was visiting his brother at Carbonear, returned to town yesterday.
Mr. W. Goobie of Placentia, arrived in the city last night on business, and will remain a few days.
Rev. Anthony Hill, who has been transferred to the Canadian Conference, leaves by the Bonavista.
Dr. L.E. Keegan, who has been fishing at Fischell’s the last ten days, returned by yesterday’s express.
Mr. D.P Duff of the R.N. Co.’s Freight Department, has left for Canada on an extended holiday.
Mrs. A. Mann and Miss Mann leave shortly on a visit to their son and brother, who is in Canada.
Miss Ida Robertson is booked by the Rosalind. She goes to Nova Scotia to spend a few weeks with friends.
Mr. J. Dewling who was visiting Canadian and American cities on business for Hon. S. Milley, returned by the Rosalind.
Mr. C.D. Slater, who was attending the Norris-Jackman wedding at Three Arms, N.D.B., returned to town yesterday.
Capt. and Mrs. Hill will likely leave by the Rosalind; they go to New York first and from there, take passage for England.
Capt. C. Dawe, M.H.A., who was in town on business yesterday, returned to Bay Roberts by the afternoon train.
Mr. J.M. Jackman, who was operated on at the Hospital last week, is steadily improving and is now able to partake of food.
Mr. W.S. March of the Reid-Nfld. Co., who has been seriously ill for some time, left by Sunday’s express for Bay of Islands to recuperate his health.
Mr. S.D. Blandford, Mrs. Blandford, and child, left for Halifax Sunday last. Mrs. Blandford will remain some time visiting friends, but Mr. B. returns next week.
Mrs. Tasker Cook, who for the past three months has been visiting relatives in New Jersey and New York, returned by the Rosalind. She enjoyed her visit very much.
The trim little schooner Winnie L, purchased last month on the West Coast by A.M. Earle, sailed from Carbonear last week for Battle Harbor Labrador, with a full load of fishery supplies and fishing crews, to commence the seasons work. Mr. Earle, who was in the employ of Messrs J Roke & Sons at Vension Islands for some time, thoroughly understands the Labrador Business, and no doubt will meet an amount of success in his new venture, being a young man and full of energy. We wish him a bumper trip."
| June 18, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "Mr. T Mallard, of Quidi Vidi, secured 10 quintals of fish in his trap yesterday.
Mr. W.D. Reid’s automobile which was being renovated in New York, will arrive here within a few days.
Recently, the cupboard in which the News Agent on the Carbonear train keeps his goods, was broken open, and a small sum of money extracted. There is no clue to the thief.
Constables Lawlor and Stapleton picked up a ladies black waist, trimmed with red plush, on King's Road this morning. The owner can obtain it on application to the Police Station.
The three deserters from the fishery service of Edward Fleming, Fermeuse, were before the Magistrate yesterday. They offered to return if their employer would pay their passage. This was agreed to and they were let off to go back.
Notwithstanding the supposed existing feeling in favour of Local Option in St. John’s, some shares in one of the city Breweries were offered for sale privately last week, and sold at 50 above par. The purchaser was a Water St. Business man.
Messrs. C.F. Bennett & Co. assures us that an item which appeared in the News some days ago, stating that a man was killed at the Collier Bay Barites mine, was not correct. A letter received from the Manager says that one of the workmen had his arm somewhat bruised, but the accident was in no way serious."
| June 19, 1907 || CRAZED WITH LIQUOR || Monday night, a young man from the West End, who had been imbibing freely of late, narrowly escaped being killed. While crazed with liquor and half dressed, he jumped from his bedroom window on the second flat, and brought up on terra firma. A resident at the rear saw him leap, and went to his assistance. The unfortunate man was in a dazed condition, and was picked up and taken to a house near by. He quickly recovered, and grabbing a coat and cap that was hanging in the hallway, he ran at his quickest down to Water Street. He was later found in a Saloon by some friends, who had him driven to his home. A Doctor is now looking after him. |
| June 19, 1907 || DIED FROM SCARLET FEVER || A lad named Dorah, who was suffering from scarlet fever at the Hospital, died on Monday morning. He entered the institution on the 14th, and his case was one of the worst yet there. Nurse Duncan and the others were unremitting in their attendance on him, but without success. Monday evening, the remains were interred at Mount Carmel cemetery. |
| June 19, 1907 || ARRESTED UNDER WARRANT || Late last night, Const. Devine arrested a citizen under warrant, who is charged with assaulting and ill treating his better half. The wife says she is obliged to leave home and seek shelter at a neighbours, owing to his bad conduct. When arrested last night, he was at his home, taking care of his three children, the eldest of whom is five. The Officer made her return and look after the youngsters. This morning he will go before the Magistrate, who will deal with this case. |
| June 19, 1907 || MONUMENT FINISHED || Mr. C. Henderson, Foreman Stonecutter with the Reid-Newfoundland Co., who was at Carbonear erecting the Miss Nichol fountain, came to town last night. The monument was finished yesterday and a stream of water was obtained, showing that it worked splendidly. A large electric light is also being installed on the top of the fountain, which will be lighted nightly. |
| June 19, 1907 || CARBONEAR || "Rev. Jno. E. Peters, M.A., passed through here on Monday on his way to St. John’s.
Capt. Thos. Fitzgerald of R. Moulton’s employ, came in on Tuesday to spend a short time with his family and friends.
A small craft belonging to Capt. Wm. Winsor, which had been partly submerged all the winter near the Government wharf, drifted ashore on the beach during the North East gale. The hull was quickly reduced to a skeleton appearance, by economical seekers after firewood.
Another of Capt. Winsor’s vessels, the River Queen, sailed for Labrador on Thursday.
The enterprising firm of Tucker & Cameron have just completed a shed in which to place their large planing machine. It will be driven by electricty and will start in working just as soon as the power can be obtained.
Reports from the fishing grounds in Freshwater and vicinity are encouraging. Since the breeze of Easterly winds, those who ventured on the water were liberally rewarded by securing very good catches.
Messrs E. Penney & Sons’ schooner, Ethel Grace, Herbert Pike, Master, sailed for Isle au Bois on Thursday, also the Anna Belle, commanded by John and Michael Hamilton. Seven-eighths of the Carbonear fleet are now on their way.
Mrs. Agnes PENNEY, wife of Robert Penney, residing near Rock Hill, died of Pleuro-pneumonia on the 13th June, having been sick but six days. Coincident with the day of interment is the 70th birthday of the deceased.
The bride and groom of the Anderson–Bailey wedding at Heart’s Content, arrived in our town on Wednesday night and put up at the McCarty Hotel until the following afternoon, when they embarked on the express. Several of the bridal party accompanied them over as far as Carbonear.
A day or two ago, while the Manager of the United Towns Electrical Co. was superintending the conveyance of the Co’s new dynamo to the Power House, one of the connecting pieces of machinery accidentally fell on his foot, injuring the limb considerably. Since the accident, Mr. Williams is obliged to use a cane to facilitate his walking power, but is thankful that it is not worse.
The monument in honour of the late Miss Nichol, is being placed in position by Mr. Chas. Henderson of St. John’s. He is assisted by several “quarrymen” of Victoria Village. The position of the memorial is on the North side of Water Street, opposite the Post Office, and off about ten or twelve feet from its frontage line.
A warrant was issued this week at the request of Mr. W.H. Soper, for the arrest of one Eli Parsons of Salmon Cove, on a charge of desertion. The evidence taken before Judge Penney, showed Eli had already signed an agreement to serve a gentleman of the second city, prior to shipping with plaintiff, and had attached the sincerity of his signature by “taking up” an extra large crop. The learned Judge was quick to realize Eli’s “bright idea” and forthwith sentenced him to thirty days hard labour.
There appeared also at the Court, some half dozen fellows at the instance of Sergeant Newhook, charged with disturbing His Majesty’s peace. The charges were sustained in each case, and fines ranging from three to five dollars were imposed.
Mr. James WINSOR, died at his home in Canvas Town on Sunday, at the ripe age of 74 years.
Rev. Ernest Maddcock occupied the Pulpit of the Methodist Church last Sabbath evening. He selected for the basis of his remarks, St. Paul’s advise to the Galatians, as found in Chap. 6.2. The sermon being delivered by one who was formerly identified with the Church, was listened to with unbounded interest. A discourse marked for its simplicity of language, and exceptional for the force given to the doctrine of practical religion, was that delivered by him. The Rev. Preacher re minded the huge congregation that this age was an altruistic one, and the religion which recognized the essential element of man’s equality in the sight of heaven, and enabled a man to extend a helping hand to his neighbour and call him brother, was the spirit that he pleaded for, an extolled with great earnestness. Mr. Maddock’s strong attractiveness as a Christian Minister is not as a thunder of the law, neither is it that of a dreaming theorist; but it lies in the less ostentatious realm of the practical, which carries along with it at all times, the benign presence of genuine sincerity, a trait which is strikingly shown in Mr. Maddock’s every thought and word.
| June 19, 1907 || MISS NICHOL MEMORIAL || Will be Unveiled Today by H.E. Wm. MacGregor. By this morning’s train, His Excellency the Governor and Lady MacGregor, accompanied by Inspector General McCowen, I.S.O., leave for a rapid visit to Heart’s Content. Whilst in Carbonear, the ceremony of the unveiling of the Miss Nichol Memorial will take place, the hour fixed for the purpose being 3.30 p.m. The monument by Mr. Henderson, which takes the form of a drinking fountain, has been erected by Mr. Henderson, of the Reid-Newfoundland Co.’s staff, and in its appearance it approaches the graceful design, will prove a decided ornament to the town. At the close of the ceremony, the vice-regal part will proceed by carriage to the cable town. |
| June 19, 1907 || WEATHER REPORT || Yesterday was the finest for the season along the line, particularly on the West Coast. The following reports were received last night: Port aux Basques — S.E., light; dull; 58 above. Bay of Islands — S., light; fine; 60 above. Quarry — Calm; fine; 62 above. Bishop’s Falls — Calm; fine; 62 above. Clarenville — S.W.; light; fine; 52 above. Whitbourne — N.; light; dull; 42 above. |
| June 19, 1907 || NAUTICAL || "Schooner Carl E., Richard, passed Cape Race, at 4.45 p.m. yesterday. She is from Port Mulgrave, and is due this morning.
Schooner J Percy, Bartram, passed Cape Race at 7.45 p.m. yesterday, from Sydney with coal. She is due this morning.
S.S. Cacouna sailed at noon yesterday for Sydney, where she loads coal for St. John N.B.; she then proceeds to Montreal. Mr. J. Branscombe took passage by her.
S.S. Rosalind sails at 11 a.m. tomorrow, taking in saloon: Thomas Liddy, L.J. Hall; Mesdames Mathieson, Mann, Misses Ida Robertson, Parson, Gill, Frazer, Mann, Phyllis Mathieson, Lamb, Alan Mathieson."
| June 19, 1907 || ALONG THE LINE || "The express last evening, took out a goodly number of passengers including: J Walsh, Rev. J.E. and Mrs. Peters. P. Roberts, Rev. R.E. Moores, Rev.E.A. Wolley, Rev. H.G. Hatcher, Mr. P Keating and wife, Miss J Hickey, J Collins, P.A. Garcin, F. Allen, Dr. J.P Pratt.
The shore train arrived on time last night, bringing Capt. C. Dawe, M.H.A.; A Dawe, C.H. Hutchings, Capt. W. Bartlett, C Henderson, J Hearn and about 20 others."
| June 19, 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || "Bowrings: Prospero left Channel at 3.30 p.m. yesterday, coming East. Portia sails Northward at 10 this a.m, taking a large cargo and the following passengers; Messrs, Christian, Hutching, Humphries, A. Roberts, Young, S. Blandford, W.C. Roberts, Curtis, H. Keerly, J Kearney, J Hearn, J Parsons, F. Malcolm, Robertson , F.H. Sexton, E. Elms, W. Jackman, R.H. Parsons, N Walsh, P Templeman, E. Templeman, Mesdames Christian, Hodge, Rush, Bursey, R.H. Parsons ; Misses March, Winsor and 4 steerage.
Reids: Home arrived at Bay of Islands at 11 a.m. yesterday. Ethie left Carbonear at 4:30 p.m. yesterday. Dundee left King’s Cove at 7 p.m. yesterday, inward. Clyde left Change Islands at 7 p.m. yesterday. Argyle arrived at Placentia at 7:50 p.m. yesterday. Glencoe leaves Port aux Baques, this morning."
| June 19, 1907 || HYMENEAL || KNIGHT — BABSTONE: At St. Mary’s Church, last evening, a fashionable wedding was celebrated, the contracting parties; Miss Martha Knight and Mr. R.G. Babstone, Engineer with the Reid Co. The bride was handsomely attired and was attended by Miss H Walsh and Miss B. Cooke, who were dressed in white, with hats to match. The groom was assisted by Messrs J Bradbury and R. Hussey. Mr. S Hennebury performed the duties of father giver. Rev. C.V. Cogan performed the ceremony. After the knot was tied, the wedding party drove to the house of Mr. J. Pender, Alexander Street, where supper was served to about 30 guests, after which an enjoyable evening was spent. The present from the groom to the bride was a beautiful gold watch and chain. Many valuable presents were also received demonstrating her popularity. Mr. and Mrs. Babstone leave for their new home at Clarenville, by tomorrow’s express. |
| June 19, 1907 || MAN INJURED || Yesterday afternoon a young man named Harris, of Alexander Street, who works with the F.B. Wood Co. in the Aerated Water Department, met with a painful accident. While at work, his foot got caught in the machinery, and before he could extract it, one of his toes was crushed to pulp. He was taken home and a Doctor called to attend him. It is feared the injured member will have to be amputated. |
| June 19, 1907 || PERSONAL || "Mr. W. Jackman returns to Baie Verte, today.
Mr. John Winter of Burin is at present in the city.
Rev. H.G. Hatcher left town by yesterday’s express
Mr. R.H. Parsons of Griquet returns home by the Portia.
Capt. W. Bartlett came in from Brigus by last night’s train.
Mr. F.H. Sexton of Goose Cove, leaves for home by the ----?
Mr. S. Blandford leaves for Greenspond, B.B., this morning.
Mr. P. Templeman and son return to Bonavista, by the Portia.
Capt. N. Walsh of Catalina returns home by the coastal boat today.
Rev. E.A. Wolly left for Shoal Harbor, T.B., by yesterday”s express.
Capt. Samuel Bartlett arrived from Brigus last evening’s train.
Capt. S. Dawe, M.H.A., arrived from Bay Roberts last night.
Mr. J. Branscombe, of Harvey & Co.’s left by the Cacouna yesterday, on a brief visit to Canada.
Mr. E. Elms, of Cape Norman, who has been in town on business, returns home by the Portia.
Mr. Garcin, of Bonne Bay, left by last evening’s express, to join the Home at Bay of Islands for home.
Rev. R.E. Moores, who has been in the city the last few days, left for Shoal Harbor yesterday.
Mr. J. Hearn leaves today by the S.S. Portia, to survey the copper mining claims at Goose Cove.
Mr. C. Henderson, who was erecting the Miss Nichol monument at Carbonear, returned to town last night.
Mr. C.H. Hutching, K.C., who was visiting his constituents of Bay de Verde, returned to town last night.
Mr. J Breen and daughter, who were on a short visit to Boston and New York, returned by the Rosalind.
Dr. J.E. Peters and Mrs. Peters, left last evening for Bay of Islands, before leaving for his new mission, Sheffield, Ontario.
Mr. Henry Muther, of New York, who is a Wholesale Dealer in dry goods, is taking the round trip on the Rosalind. Yesterday, Mr. Muther visited many points of interest in the city.
Among the round trippers on the Rosalind is Mr. B. Morrill Greely, a member of the Mechanics Trust Co., Boston. Mr Greely in on pleasure bent, and is enjoying his trip to the utmost.
Mr. C.D. Buckwell is at present in the city, representing Butler Brothers, wholesalers of general merchandise, New York, and other American cities. Mr. Bucknell is paying his first visit to St. John’s and is very favourably impressed.
Mr. John D. McCaul, Toronto, who is connected with the Wilkinson Plough Co., the largest farm implement manufacturing company in Canada, is in the city, and yesterday visited Mr. E.F. Carter, who represents his firm. Mr. McCaul is enjoying a short holiday.
Miss Clara Bartlett, daughter of Mr. H.T. Bartlett, Brigus, who has been training as a Nurse at the General Hospital, Brandon, Manitoba, has just passed her final examination with great credit to herself. In the Materia Medica exam, one of the most difficult of the lot, she took first place, and strangely enough, her room mate took second pace. Congratulations."
| June 19, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "Charles Spurrell, Painter, who fell from a ladder seven weeks ago and broke his leg, is not yet fully recovered. A month ago he was discharged from the Hospital, but he dose not expect to be able to resume work for some weeks to come.
The S.S. Home reached Bay of Islands at 11 a.m. yesterday, having got as far North as Battle Harbor. Capt. Blandford reports having met no ice on the Labrador side going West; could not get to Bonne Esperance.
Monday morning, a gentleman lost a wallet on Water Street, containing $225. It was picked up by a lady, who returned it to the owner a half an hour later. The gentleman asked her to accept a reward, but she refused. Yesterday he sent her a silver card case, with his best wishes.
An employee of an East End Store resigned his position a day or two ago. He was asked to account for a pair of socks, included in a parcel of groceries, which had not been “billed”. He proved that he purchased the articles from another employee, and feeling the sting of being charged with dishonesty, tendered his resignation.
Mr. H.A. Bowring’s white auto, which had been undergoing repairs, arrived by the Rosalind, and yesterday was towed to Hon. E.R. Bowring’s by the latter’s new automobile. There are now three machines at Hon. Mr. Bowring’s stall. Mr. Bowring’s latest car, which met with an accident a few days ago, has been fully repaired, and last evening he rode to Topsail, returning at 8.30. Mr. J.S. Munn has Hon. Mr. Bowring’s last year’s car, for his private use.
‘Tis posted all right — Mr. Jas. K Burke, of the Supreme Court, picked up yesterday near Prescott Street, a letter addressed to Miss Bride Emberly, care Mrs. Lincoln, Grand Falls. Mr. Burke duly stamped the letter and posted it in the General Post Office, in time for today's mail.
The arrangements for the S.S. Ranger to proceed to the Northern regions, have been cancelled.
Some Caplin were taken at Broad Cove yesterday morning, and sold readily at a good price.
The schooner Nellie M., Rumsey, has arrived at Bahia, after a passage of 36 days;all well.
Mr. P Keating and bride left for New York by last evening’s express. A number of friends were present to see them off.
Last week, thieves entered Bowring’s Boat House at Quidi Vidi Lake and ransacked the place. Nothing was stolen, and the marauder left no clue to his identity. Should he visit the place again the Police will be put on his trail.
Frank Miller of G Bowring’s office, had an operation performed on his foot Monday, by Drs. Anderson and Chaplin. Last year while playing football, he injured his limb, and he felt the effects of the accident since. The operation was successful, and in a few days he will be able to get about again.
His Excellency Sir William MacGregor, received a cable from London yesterday morning, informing him that a daughter was born to his daughter, Lady Viti Paget, wife of Rear Admiral Sir Alfred Wyndham Paget, formerly Commodore of this station. The message stated that mother and baby were doing well."
| June 20, 1907 || WEDDING BELLS || "JACKMAN — GREEN: Another popular young couple united their fortunes at St. Patrick’s Church last evening, at 8 o’clock, in the presence of a large number of friends. Rev. Dean Ryan performed the ceremony, which made Miss Annie Jackman, daughter of Mr. Philip Jackman, and Mr. W.J. Green, of Placentia, man and wife.
The bride, who was given away by her brother Mr. T. Jackman of the B.I.S. football team, looked charming. She wore a pretty dress of white crepe merle, with veil and wreath of orange blossoms, and carried an artistically arranged bouquet of lilies of the valley. Miss Gertrude Wadden was bridesmaid, wearing cream crepe de chene, and carrying a bouquet of pink carnations. Little Misses Florence Dawson and Maggie Jackman, nieces of the bride, were flower maids, each wearing silk with hats to match. Master J Foley acted as page, wile Mr. James Jackman ably supported the groom.
The ceremony being over, the party drove to Castle Cottage, Freshwater Road, where a reception was held and congratulations showered on the happy young pair. A sumptuous supper was then served, follower by music. The grooms present to the bride was a pearl pendant; to the bridesmaid, a gold stick pin, and the flower girls pearl rings. The esteem in which Mr. and Mrs. Green were held is best shown by the magnificent display of presents they received.
The News joins with other friends in wishing them a long and prosperous life."
| June 20, 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || "BOWERINGS: Portia reached Old Perlican at 3 p.m. yesterday and sailed North at 3.45. Propero left Burgeo at 11.55 a.m. yesterday, bound home.
REIDS: Argyle left Placentia at 5.30 p.m. yesterday, going West. Ethie arrived at Clarenville at 6.30 p.m. yesterday. Dundee arrived at Port Blandford at 1.30 p.m. yesterday. Clyde arrived at Lewisporte at 11 last night. Home left Bay of Islands at 11.15 last night, going North. Glencoe left Rose Blanche at 12.50 p.m. yesterday, coming East."
| June 20, 1907 || BRUCE PASSENGERS || The S.S. Bruce arrived at Port aux Basques at 7 a.m. yesterday with the following passengers: Mrs. M Creamer, Miss B Yetman, Mrs. H.B. Outhilier, R.S. and Mrs. Winsmore, John Little, J Little, sr. Miss G.A. Little, H. White, J and Mrs. Dillnane, J.W. Organ, E.N. Comings, A.C. Rocker, C.E. Henderson, P.E. Outerbridge, F. Roberts, A.M. Whiteman, J Binns, Capt. Lemon, F. Bishop, J.R. Reddan, N.H. Covert, E. Dicks, Rev. E. Evans. The express is due in at noon. |
| June 20, 1907 || THE FOURTH DEATH FROM FEVER || The home of Thomas Aspell, Cuddihy St., is one of gloom. A month ago five little ones made it bright and happy, but now only a seven months old babe remains. Five weeks ago scarlet fever developed at the house, and May 24th, Andrew, a bright boy died. The others contracted the disease, and on June 10th Leo, breathed his last. Two days later Death Angel paid another visit and touched Jack Tuesday night. The fourth little one, Michel, an intelligent lad of 6, was summoned to the other world, and yesterday morning the remains were interred at Mount Carmel Cemetery. The parents are almost distracted over their loss. |
| June 20, 1907 || FIRST MOTOR FISHING BOAT || The first motor boat to be used in prosecuting the fisheries of this port, was put on the harbor yesterday, and on its trial trip was a decided success. The boat is owned by one of the most energetic and progressive fishermen in St. John’s, Mr. Joseph Peckford, of Hoylestown. The engine is a 4 1/2 h.p. gasoline, and is so simple that a child can operate it. The engine was supplied and fitted in the boat by Mr. T.A. Pippy, of Waldgrave St. As this is the first motor boat to be used in connection with the industry in St. John’s, it will be watched with much interest, and if successful, will be followed by many others. Mr. Peckford is certainly to be congratulated on his enterprise, and we hope he will be abundantly rewarded by a large increase in this already prosperous business. |
| June 20, 1907 || MISS NICHOLL MEMORIAL UNVEILED || "A genial half-holiday was celebrated here today in honour of the unveiling of the Miss Nicholl Memorial. His Excellency the Governor; Sir William MacGregor, lady and Miss MacGregor, and Inspector General McCowen, arrived here at 2.30 this afternoon, and immediately drove to the residence of Mr. Robert Maddlock, where they were entertained at luncheon. Shortly afterwards, they left for the scene of the ceremony, where proceedings were opened by Judge Penney, who presided.
The eulogy of the late Tryphena Nicholl was pronounced by Mr. J. Alex Robinson, and then the Governor, after a deep and sympathetic address, unveiled the handsome monument. A vote of thanks was proposed by Mr. Joseph Maddock, M.H.A., seconded by Mr. Lawrence Mackay, J.P., and carried to the accompaniment of ringing cheers for the Vice-Regal Party. Despite short notice, there was a large gathering present to witness the ceremony.
At the close, Lady McGregor, Miss MacGregor, and others, took a first draft from the fountain. A collection was taken up at the ceremony amounting to thirty dollars, but about fifty dollars are still required to discharge outstanding liabilities. The fountain, which is much admired is a splendid piece of workmanship.
Carbonear congratulates Mr. C. Henderson on the work and design."
| June 20, 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || "Mr. Agerton McNab, who was in town a few days, returned to St. John’s by Monday evening’s train.
Messrs Munn & Co.’s schooner Pembina, Lorenzo Noseworthy, Master, sailed for Spaniard’s Bay en route to Labrador.
Mr. Ernest Simmonds, Foreman of Messrs. Munn & Co.’s Shop, who has been laid by for a week with a heavy cold, was able to resume duty at the shop on Monday.
Messrs. R.D. McRae & Sons’ schooner, Clara, Captain W. Yetman, arrived from Sydney on Monday afternoon coal laden, to her owners after a tedious passage.
The Road Board is having the stones cleared from Stratton’s Hill. This is a step in the right direction, and merits the approval of the travelling public here about.
The remains of the late Mrs. Nathaniel PIKE who died at St. John’s on Sunday, were brought in by this afternoon’s train for interment at the Methodist cemetery.
The schooners John Prince and Avon from the head of the Bay, en route to Labrador, arrived in port, the former on Saturday night, and the latter on Sunday night.
The Misses Moseworthy (2) and Mr. D. Munn from St. John’s, Mr. George Macinson, Jr. from the Goulds, and Mrs. Grimm, for the United States, arrived by Saturday night’s train.
Mr. Thomas Pumphrey of Isaac, left by this afternoon’s train for Carbonear, to join the S.S. Ethie as Steward.
Mrs. John Maddcock, Miss Gear, for Bay of Islands, Mr. Charles Barnes, for Boston, Mr. Nathaniel Pike, his two sons, and several other passengers for St. John’s, went out by this evening train.
The schooners Theresa, Abraham Northcott, Arthur Jim, James Deady, Ernest S Young, Mark Sheppard, Pleasant Time, Thomas Davis, for Labrador, and Invermay, G. Crocker, for Flower’s Cove, left port today. Mr. H.H. Parsons went by the Invermay to look after the interests of his brother, Andrew, who is now ill in St. John’s .
The C.H.E. examination, held in the centre, supervised by Mr. L Colley, at St. Patrick’s Hall, Carbonear, on Monday, was inconvenienced by the shortage of intermediate grade question papers. There were sixteen candidates in this grade, and only eleven paper were on hand. Had it not been for the courtesy of the other centre, which furnished the required papers, the annoyance felt would have been greater. As it was, the children were upset and somewhat excited by the occurrence, and although full time for work was allowed, the effect of the hitch upon the work done was sensibly felt.
Mr. John NOEL, an old and respected citizen of the Southside, passed peacefully away at his home at 10 o’clock Sunday night, at the advanced age of 93 years. Up to the age of 71 he was a successful Labrador Planter, having been favourably known in connection with the firm of Ridley & Sons and John Munn & Co. Up to four months ago Mr. Noel was robust and active, since when he was confined to his bed. He was the father of 8 children — 5 sons, and 3 daughters — 5 of whom survive him. Three sons and one daughter reside in Harbor Grace, one son being in British Columbia. He has had 46 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. The funeral took place this afternoon, interment in the C.E. cemetery, Southside.
Mr. Joseph Ross has now in his possession several tea seeds, sent him by Mr. T.H. Eastbrooks, of St. John N.B. The seeds are about the size of nutmegs, round in shape and of a brownish slate colour. Each seed can be planted in a medium size flower pot, and grown as ordinary house flowers within doors, during the greater part of the year. During the warm summer months they can be grown outside, by placing the pots and all in the ground. With successful cultivation, the plant will bloom in about twelve months, commencing in July and lasting until October. The blossoms are white, grow in clusters, are about one inch in dimeter, and very beautiful and fragrant. From the leaves of the plants grown from this kind of seed, ordinary tea is made. Mr Ross will endeavour to raise some plants, and will have them placed in the window of his Grocery Store, so that the public may see the curiosity.
Harbor Grace, June 18th, 1907."
| June 20, 1907 || BRIGADE FUNERAL || "The funeral of the late private Burgess took place yesterday afternoon and was attended by the C.L.B. The firing squad, with arms reversed, prescced the cortege, followed by the band with muffled drums, the corpse on a gun carriage, pulled by a number of the Company, of which deceased was member, mourners, and A and B Companies, under Capt. Warren, Lieuts. Goodridge, Cake, and Outerbridge.
The coffin was covered with a Union Jack, the lad’s Brigade cap, and some rich wreaths. On nearing the cemetery, the Band under Capt. Snow rendered the Dead March in Saul, which seemed all the more solemn on this occasion. Rev. J Brinton, Co’s Chaplain, officiated at the Chapel, and Battalion Chaplain Rev. Canon Dunfield read the Committal and pronounced the Benediction. The firing squad then presented arms, the “last call’ sounded, and the young soldier was left to await the last trumpet.
Deceased was only 18 years of age and the circumstances of his death are particularly sad. During the Spring, his right are was wrenched and back injured by a companion. Shortly after, he scratched his arm and blood poison set in. On March 14th., he entered the Hospital where the limb was amputated. The arm began to heal quickly, and he looked forward to being able to leave the Institution, when blood poison travelled to his back, and on Sunday last, caused death.
Burgess had been employed at the Newfoundland Clothing Factory and was practically the only support of those with whom he lived."
| June 20, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "The West End Promenade needs repairs. There are several large holes in the walk, and after rain, mud, ankle deep. The Council should spread some gravel on the bad spots.
Capt. Bartlett and crew, of Brigus, are now here getting the Kite ready to proceed to Labrador. She will call at Brigus before sailing for Labrador.
The funeral of the late Gerald FITZGIBBON, will take place from the Railway Station this afternoon, upon the arrival of the express from Port aux Basques.
Several shipment of lobsters have arrived from Fortune Bay during the last ten days. They are an excellent pack, but are much smaller that taken years ago.
The Reid Co., Island Fishery Reports yesterday, were: Trout plentiful at Placentia; Husdon party caught 3 salmon at Crabb's, another party also secured three. The rivers are still low, and salmon are not plentiful.
The Minister of Marine and Fisheries had a message yesterday from Lamaline, saying that caplin had struck in at Dantzie Cove. There are no sign of the bait fish at Miquelon, and the Frenchmen are offering $12 a hhd (hoghead) for them.
There were three bankers at Holyrood yesterday, seeking bait.
The Bruce left Port aux Basques at 12.30 this morning for North Sydney.
The time of W.J. Morris, who won the walking match last year, was 3 hrs., 30 mins., 27 sec.
A farmer on the Logy Bay Road was placed on the local water list on Monday. Fifty-three men now occupy seats on the water wagon.
Several members of the Constabulary are practicing at the “butts” and will shoot for the Police Medal next month. Last year, Const. O’Neil was the winner.
One drunk was arrested last night. He will bow before the Magistrate this morning.
Yesterday afternoon, as some cattle were being driven along Duckworth St., a wayward cow managed to get in the narrow space between the Crosbie Hotel and Ryan’s Shop. It wedged itself in tight, and considerable difficulty was experienced in getting it out.
The steamers Bonavista, City of Bombay, and Dehome, are expected within the next 24 hours.
A large shipment of flour arrived by the Rosalind, and Harvey &Co.’s spacious stores are well filled.
The man who was arrested at midnight Tuesday, charged with beating his wife, was before the Magistrate yesterday. He was remanded for 8 days.
Another shipment of heavy machinery for the Harmsworth people, was brought from New York by the Rosalind. It will be sent to Grand Falls in a day or two.
The memorial service at the Cathedral yesterday morning, over the remains of the late Mrs. Pegg, was largely attended. Revs Canon Pilot, Canon Saunders and C.V. Cogan officiated."
| June 20, 1907 || FUNERAL NOTICE || FITZGIBBON — The funeral of the late Gerald Fitzgibbon will take place from the Railway Terminus today, (Thursday) at 2.30 p.m. Friends respectfully invited to attend. |
| June 21, 1907 || WEST COAST NEWS || "(From Western Star):
Salmon are just commencing to work into this Bay, and net fishermen are getting a few.
Despite the promise of the Minister of Marine and Fisheries, Cook’s Brook is still without a Fishery Warden.
Some Bay St. George men are doing well with codfish. One cod trap, set in Seal Cove, has about forty quintals to date.
Herring continue scarce and the nets at Green Island and the outer reaches, only get from half a barrel to two barrels a day.
The surveying steamer Ellinor put into Bonne Bay last week for coal and supplies, where operations were interfered with by ice.
Mr. Louis March of Port au Port, who had a leg amputated last winter, was the first man to get to Fox Islands this spring, and is now doing well at the fishery.
Herring have been numerous in Port au Port the past fortnight, and on Saturday, twenty-five Ssouthern bankers were in Piccadilly for baitings, and paid $2 per barrel for herring.
Capt. Nath Butt’s vessel commanded by himself, and Capt. S. Shaw’s vessel commanded by Capt. S. Butt, sailed from St. Geroge’s Saturday, for Labrador. Capt. Hudson’s vessel was to sail for the same destination yesterday.
The third cruiser squadron will be due at St. George’s on Monday next. There will be four large ships with about two thousand men. It will be a novel sight to see such a fleet of large ships in that port, and no doubt, hundreds will avail of the opportunity to visit them.
The schooners Minnie E. Burke, Capt. Rd. Baggs, and Energy, Capt. Wm. Baggs, will be ready this week to sail for the Labrador. These craft are owned by Mr. James H Baggs, Petrie's Crossing, who is to congratulated on his enterprising venture, and we trust they may return with bumper trips of fish.
Three or four operatives are now at Parson’s Pond Oil Wells, having gone there by the last Home. We learn from Mr. Whelan, who is superintending the work, that there will be no boring operations carried on this year, but they will clean up the petroleum now on the premises, and send it away to be refined.
The herring fishery in the bottom of Bay St. George, which was a fairly good one, is now practically over and the pack is being rushed to market. Around the South Side of the Bay, from Bank Bay to Highlands, fishermen still continue to do well, and on Saturday, some nets had as high as thirty barrels. This fishery will close within another week.
The 16 year old son of an Assyrian, ran away from home on the 9th of June, and went to Grand Falls, where he worked for half a day. While there, he broke open the trunks of two persons with whom he shacked, and stole $8. He then made his escape to Norris Arm, where he was captured by Const. Martin and brought here Monday. The Magistrate imposed a fine of $25 and costs.
A fire was started Sunday afternoon near St. Mary’s Brook, and although the people made an attempt to extinguish it, they failed in the effort, but that night it burned itself out. It is thought that the fire was the work of a vandal who jeopardised the property of the community, and he should be brought to justice therefor. Since writing this, we learn that the suspected party was taken to Court and fined $50.
The lobster fishermen at Port Saunders and vicinity, are petitioning the Government for an extension of one month for this year’s lobster fishery. They contend that owing to the presence of ice on the Coast so late this year, that they were prevented from setting their traps as early as formerly. If their request is not granted, they will have to abandon the fishery in the same time of the year, and their voyage will be a poor one.
Work on the new Roman Catholic Chapel at Stephenville, under the supervision of Mr. J. Condon, is going ahead rapidly. The building when completed, will be 114 feet in length, 52 feet wide, and will have a tower of 90 feet high. Already, most of the frame work has been erected, and having seen the plans and frame work, we venture the opinion that the building will be one of the most beautiful sacred edifices in the country, and will cost about $20,000."
| June 21, 1907 || WEATHER REPORT || Yesterday was fairly fine along the line, though it was not as warm as the previous day. The following were the latest reports: Port aux Basques — S.E., light; dull; 40 above. Bay of Islands — S.W., light;dull; 38 above. Quarry — S.E., light; dull; 59 above. Bishop’s Falls — Calm, fine; 52 above. Clarenville — S.W.; light; dull; 56 above. Whitbourne — Calm; fine; 47 above. |
| June 21, 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || "BOWRINGS: Prospero left Burin at 7,30 p.m. yesterday, and is due tomorrow morning. Portia reached Fogo at 6.20 p.m. yesterday, going North.
REIDS: Clyde leaves Lewisporte this a.m. Ethie leaves Clarenville this morning. Dundee leaves Port Blandford this morning. Home left Bonne Bay at 1.10 p.m. yesterday, going North. Argyle left Lamaline at 4 p.m. yesterday, coming East. Glencoe arrived at Grand Bank at 4.30 p.m. yesterday."
| June 21, 1907 || ALONG THE LINE || The express arrived at 2.10 last evening, bringing about 30 passengers. The express last evening took out: Jas. P Howley, Mrs. G. Newham, James Ware, Mr and Mrs. Sheppard, Miss Noonan, Miss Parrell, J Norris, J Hickey and wife, and 20 others. The shore train arrived at 9.15 last night bringing: Revs. Atkinson and Browning, J.A. Robinson, F. Archibald, H. Archibald, P. Cown, W. Clouston, and over 100 excursionists. |
| June 21, 1907 || NAUTICAL || S.S. Bonavista left Sydney at 9.30 p.m. Wednesday, and is due this morning. S.S. Rosalind sailed at 3.15 p.m. yesterday, taking additional passengers: J R. Harvey, Mrs Harvey, H Taylor, Miss Bates, Mr. Kesner, D. Steele, Miss Smith, Mrs. C.W. Fairn, M.W. Fairn, Truth Fairn, Miss A English, Mr. Bryden and bride, and 5 steerage. |
| June 21, 1907 || WEDDING BELLS || "BRYDEN — MARSHALL: A very pretty wedding took place yesterday, at Kelvin House, Rennie’s Mill Road, the residence of Alexander Marshall Esq., when his daughter, Miss Maud Julia, was united in the bonds of holy matrimony to Mr. John Parker Bryden, of Carbondale, P.A., U.S.A., Inspector of the Electrical Department of the Delaware Hudson Railway Co.
The ceremony was performed by the Rev. R.W. Freeman (uncle of the bride). The bridal dress was composed of white duchess satin, embroidered and trimmed with Brussels lace of orange blossoms. The only ornaments worn were gold bracelets and a pearl pendant, the gifts of the groom. The bridesmaids, both wearing blue violet dresses, and carrying bouquets of roses, were Miss Jessie Marshall and Miss Louis, (cousins) while Mr. George Marshall acted as best man.
After refreshments, the happy couple left by the S.S. Rosalind for their future home, the bride being attired in a navy blue travelling costume. The many gifts presented betoken the esteem in which the bride is held by a large circle of acquaintances."
| June 21, 1907 || PERSONAL || "Hon. J and Mrs. Harvey left by last evening express for Doyle’s, to spend a few days salmon fishing.
W.A. Ashbourne, Esq., J.P., and Mrs Ashbourne, arrived by yesterday’s express from Twillingate and are staying at the Crosbie.
The Rev. W.A.E. Maddock, who is visiting his native town of Carbonear, will return to North Dakota in a few weeks, accompanied by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Maddock. It is 17 years since the young Minister left for the Boundary State.
Revs. W.H. Browring, President of the Conference, and T.W. Atkinson, arrived by last night’s train. Mrs. Atkinson accompanied her husband. Mrs, Browing detrained at Brigus Junction for Britannia Cove.
Messrs Archibald of the enterprising Boot and Shoe Factory of Harbor Grace, arrived by last night’s train to hustle for business in the city. The Messrs Archibald are men with up-to-date appliances, and with both having a practical and scientific knowledge of the most approved methods, like their father, whose early death was a serious blow to Harbor Grace, believe in the extension of Home Industries."
| June 21, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "S.S. Siberian is due from Liverpool today.
No arrests were made by the Police last evening.
Mr. Gordon Kennedy arrived in town by last night’s train.
Capt. S. Bartlett left for Brigus by last night’s train.
Mr. Pinsent has been appointed Chief Engineer of the S.S. Virginia Lake.
Mr. Otto Oppell, Mr. W.D. Reid’s new Chauffeur, arrived by yesterday’s express.
The local fishermen who returned last evening, had good fares for their day’s work
Mrs. J O’Toole came in from Harbor Main yesterday, and will remain a few days visiting friends.
Mr. J.F. Stewart, of the Qaurries, Bay of Islands, arrived by yesterday’s express on a brief visit.
S.S. City of Bombay, passed Cape Race at 8.30 last evening, from Philadelphia, and is due this morning.
The Bruce left Port aux Basques at 1.20 a.m. yesterday with 40 passengers. She is due from Sydney this morning.
The Topsail Schooner, Robert Gravires, reached Sydney last Saturday from Trinity, to load coal for there.
About 100 excursionists went out by the 2.30 p.m train yesterday. The weather was excellent and an enjoyable afternoon was spent at the various resorts.
Const. Martin, Bay of Islands, has been transferred to Grand Falls, which is growing so rapidly that the presence of an Officer is needed.
At tea hour last evening, a steamer was signalled. She was a small ship and did not enter port; it was probably Ellefsen’s whaler.
The last few days, the fishermen of Harbor Main have done well. There is a sign of caplin in deep water, but none have come to land yet.
Mme. Albani is still singing. She left London two weeks ago for Marseilles, en route for Australia. She will give concerts also in New Zealand and India.
Dr. Grenfell's illustrated lecture on Labrador, at Sydney, was attended by a large audience. Mayor Kimher occupied the Chair and introduced the speaker.
Miss Jessie Bonstelle is in Buffalo now, playing Mary Tudor in “When Knighthood Was in Flower”. The Buffalo correspondent of the New York Dramatic Mirror, says she played the part perfectly.
While yesterday’s walking match was in progress, Mr. McLeod, driven in Hon. J. Anderson’s van, met with a slight accident. Near the junction of the Tolt and Thorburn Roads, the horse was frightened by an automobile, and Mr. McLoud was thrown out. He received a few slight cuts about the head, but was not seriously injured.
A man named Penney of Carbonear, arrived yesterday by the express, with an insane patient. The affected one is a native of Victoria Village, and went North by the Walrus. When the ship became jammed in the ice, the man lost his reason and wanted to commit suicide by jumping overboard. His employer deemed it best to send him on here, and Penny took him in charge. On reaching town, the latter, having come by the Home to Bay of Islands, was without funds, and would have spent the night at the Station, but for a good Samaritan, who conducted him to the S.A. Depot.
Early yesterday morning, there was keen frost, which is feared will injure young seed. The local fishermen found it quite cool on the grounds.
There is still a number of icebergs in Conception Bay, some of them being very large. Near Bell Island there is a big one aground, which is a menace to the steamers calling here.
One of the finest trout catches in size and number, was that made by Messrs Peter Cowan and Walter Clouston yesterday, near Brigus Junction. The speckled beauties were well worthy of a photographer’s camera.
Charles, the 14 year old son of Mr. W. Fanning, Barter’s Hill, died yesterday from scarlet fever, having been ill only a few days. Deceased was a promising pupil of the Christian Brothers’ Schools and his demise is a great blow to his parents.
The Reid Co received the following report from along the line yesterday. At Arnold’s Cove, 11 dozen trout were taken Wednesday; at Placentia Junction, good catches are being taken daily; at the Two Mile Post, St. George’s, Dr. Kitroy secured 16 salmon for 17 days’ fishing.
The closing exercises of the Halifax School for the Blind, took place on Monday last, the 17th June. Amongst the prize winners we notice the name of Eldred Parsons, Bay Roberts, who took second prize in the Literary Department, third division, while the prize for spelling was divided between here and a Nova Scotia lad.
The fishery outlook in Notre Dame Bay is not satisfactory just now, the season’s work having been greatly retarded by the unpleasant weather. The ice has cleared away now and hopes for a successful season are renewed.
The tablet to the memory of the late George Boyd, which has recently been placed in the Methodist Church at Harbor Grace, was unveiled on Wednesday by the Hon. J.J. Rogerson, who is now visiting the second city.
Messrs Sidney and Chesley Woods, who were fishing near Brigus Junction yesterday, secured splendid catches.
Pedestriaism is popular. Yesterday, Messrs S. Foote and J.W. McNeily, sampled the dust of the suburban roads, joining the train at Topsail; whilst Mayor Gibbs trained to Kelligrews and meditated on the superiority to the city mud, of the road between that place and Holyrood, whilst traversing the distance.
Not all the Labrador fleet had left Carbonear up to yesterday. The last vessel has probably left the harbor by now. Last year on June 20, a similar condition existed, but good voyages were made in spite of the delay, and it may be confidently hoped that the precedent will be followed during the present season."
| June 21, 1907 || MARRIAGE || BRYDEN — MARSHALL: At the residence of the bride’s father, by the Rev. R.W. Freeman, John P Bryden, of Canbondale, Pennsylvania, to Maud Julia, daughter of Alex Marshall Esq., of this city. |
| June 21, 1907 || DEATHS || "PARSONS — On May 25th at “Cattice”, Placentia West, after a long illness of consumption, John, son of William and Ann Parsons, aged 19 years. May he rest in peace.
MARTIN — On June 3rd at “Cattice” Placentia West of consumption, Isabella (Bell) Martin, aged 17 years. — R.I.P.
EVANS — On Wednesday June 19th at 1.30 p.m., Jane, beloved wife of William Evans, aged 31 years. Leaving a husband, mother, four sisters, and a large circle of friends to mourn their sad loss. The funeral takes place today from her late residence, 32 Spencer Street. Friends and relatives are respectfully invited to attend with out further notice. — Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord."
| June 22, 1907 || HARBOUR GRACE NEWS || "Messrs Taylor and Garneau, Travelling Agents, were in town Wednesday soliciting orders for their respective business.
Messrs Munn & Co., received word that their brig. Amy Louise, Capt. Sheppard, left Barbados on Tuesday, molassess laden for St. John’s.
The schooner Gem, E. Taylor, sailed for Labrador, on Wednesday, and the Presto owned by Messrs J & J Maddock of Carbonear, left for that port the same day, having been on slip here for repairs.
The Danish three masted schooner Vera, Capt. Mygind, arrived from St. John’s on Tuesday evening. Finding it difficult to beat the channel, this vessel anchored outside the bar that night, and next morning made her way to the inner harbor. She brought 50 tons coal to Messrs Murray & Crawford, and will load that firm's sealskins and oil for the European market.
The schooner Landseer, W Keefe, Master, arrived from Trinity this morning. She will shortly proceed to Labrador.
Mr. Woodley French of Messrs Munn & Co.’s employ, leaves for St. John’s by tomorrow morning’s train to see some friends off, who are leaving the city by the S.S. Bonavista.
An old respected citizen, Mr. James SNOW, died at his residence Noad Street on Wednesday, at the age of 82 years. He was only sick three weeks. Funeral tomorrow afternoon.
A number of I.O.G.T. delegates left by yesterday evening’s train. Messrs Paul and George Pike, Mr. Henry Davis of Montreal, and one man for Springdale, Hall’s Bay, went out by this evening’s train.
His Excellency, Governor Sir William MacGregor, Lady and Miss MacGregor, and Inspector General McCown, A.D.C., left Carbonear yesterday afternoon for Heart’s Content. The Vice-Regal party visited the electric powerhouse at Blue Hill Ponds this afternoon, and are expected here by carriage this evening. The Government private car was brought on here from Carbonear, by the evening’s train. The party are expected to leave here tomorrow evening.
A case of alleged trespass on land was before the Court on Wednesday. By way of defence, the defendant pleaded encroachment on the part of the complainant, but the Court considered that the contention was groundless, and the defendant was bound to keep the peace and refrain from interfering with complainant.
The case of one Eli Parsons of Salmon Cove, for deserting from the fishery, is still pending. Parson’s shipped with Messrs M & R. O’Brien of this town in May last, and took advance amounting to $40 to $50. Subsequently it was found he had engage to serve the Messrs Soper of Carbonear, who had him before Magistrate Penny, who convicted and sentenced him to 30 days imprisonment. In the mean time, a warrant was sworn out by the Messrs O’Brien, who are anxious for Parsons to fulfill his contract with them. It is known that he is desirous of serving the Messrs O’Brien, but as the Messrs Soper have left for Labrador, it seems the convicting Magistrate has no power to release the offender. It is said a petition has been brought forwarded to His Excellency the Governor, praying him to exercise his power of mercy and release Parsons, so that he may go with the Messrs. O’Brien
The unveiling of the George Boyd memorial tablets took place at the Methodist Church here on Wednesday afternoon. As some of the gentlemen who took part in the ceremony wished to catch the evening’s train, the service was shortened. A hymn was sung and Rev. A.W. Lewis read a passage of Scripture and offered prayer. Hon. J.J. Rogerson was called upon to unveil the tablet, which he did, and read the inscription, which is as follows: –
Sacred To the memory of Rev. George Boyd, Minister of this Church from 1882 to 1884. His zeal, by the blessing of God, carried the permissive Bill Of the District. He Died in London, Ontario in 1982. The Memory of the Just is blessed.
Addresses applicable to the occasion were given by Rev. J. Pincock, Rev. J Thackeray, Mon J J Rogerson, and W.T. Stirling, Esq. The service closed with the benediction by the Pastor of the Church, Rev. J. Pittcock. The tablets, which is the outcome of the efforts of Hon. J.J. Rogerson, to prepetuate the memory of this strong Temperance Leader, has been placed on the inside of the South wall of the Church, between the West door and the centre window.
The public meeting under the auspices of the International Order of Good Templars, held in the British Hall on Tuesday night, was well attended, the hall being filled to the doors. The meeting was most enthusiastic and the addresses by the several speakers were most appreciatively listened to.
The Chairman, Mr. Dougald Munn, announced the opening chorus, “On Forever On”, which was rendered and cordially approved. Then there followed the Chairman’s remarks which were brief and suitably received. Rev. A.W. Lewis was called upon to deliver the address of welcome, from the citizens of Harbor Grace to the visiting delegates of the Order. This was done by Mr. Lewis in a very happy style, and the visitors must have been impressed with the heartiness of the welcome. Rev. J. Thackeray of St. John’s responded to the address, expressing the pleasure it afforded him to be chosen to reply to the kind words of Mr. Lewis. Miss Flora Munn was asked to favour the company with a song which she did in an elegant manner, eliciting much favourable comment by her performance .
The venerable octogenarian, Hon. J J Rogerson, then addressed the meeting, and by his kind manner and fatherly advise, merited the approval of the audience. Mr. I C. Morris was next called upon to speak, and in an enthusiastic address gave his views of temperance. The next to delight the lovers of vocal music with a song, was Mr. Dougald Whiteway, and his effort was justly received with pleasure. Rev. J. Pincock briefly addressed the meeting, and his words brought satisfaction to his listeners. Then followed a quartette of male voices, the execution of the pieces showing the vocal ability of each performer.
Mr. J D. Munn was next to speak, and he earnestly addressed the young men at the meeting. Mr. R. Simpson, of Carbonear, was invited to favour the meeting with a few words, and in a lively humorous address, interested the listeners. The chorus, “The Temperance Ship”, brought the program to a close, after which God Save the King was sung. The accompaniments to the songs were well executed by the talented performers.
Among the visitors present, were: Dr. Lehr, Messrs W.R. Stirling, J.A. Carmichael, J.R. Sutherby, J. Maddock, R. Simpson, Mrs. King and Misses Stones, Shaw, Blackler and Tisk.
CORRESPONDENT. Harbor Grace, June 20th, 1907."
| June 22, 1907 || BURGEO || "The schooner “Lelia”, J Guy, Master, returned from Sydney Wednesday 12th June, coal laden for the Messrs Moulton.
The schooner Melbourne, owned by Mr. G. Samways, returned from Gulf Trawl Fishing on Thursday 18th, with a small catch of about100 quintals. She has had been very bad weather during the voyage, which resulted in the loss of a steel cable and anchor, and in the carrying away of the foremast head and gear. The reports from Gulf fleet as yet are not encouraging.
The schooner “Gladys S"", Captain Street, returned from Burnt Islands where she had been taking part cargo of fish, on Thursday 18th. She will finish loading here and then sail for abroad.
Mr. A. Moulton, who had been absent since February on a visit to the Continent of Europe, arrived back again on Wednesday 13th, by S.S. Glencoe. Mr. Moulton spent some time in Portugal, the Channel Islands, France, and England, and realized on the whole, a very pleasant trip. In the near future he will leave on a business visit to Quebec and Prince Edward Island.
Miss Amy Cunningham, Assistant in the Post Office here, left by S.S. Glencoe, on Monday 10th, for a six week’s vacation to Grand River, to visit friends.
The C.H.E. Exams begin today, and the candidates under the supervision of Magistrate Small, who is acting in the capacity of Secretary and Supervisor, and Committee, are working in School Hall. Out of eleven candidates entered from Superior School, only seven are sitting, the remaining four having “seseshed” — two are absent from the place, and two others not over ambitious, failed to present themselves. Of those under exam, 3 are intermediate, 3 are primary, and 1 enters as a preliminary. We trust that one and all will successful in the marked degree.
The following specimens of local and original “howlers” of “wit” and “wisdom” suggest themselves as an appropriate sequence to the Educational progress of the day: — 1 (Geographical Question) What is the largest island in the world? Describe it. (Answer) The largest island in the world is the Amazon. It is 4.000 and it drains a river of 2.000.000 sq. miles. 2 (Grammatical Question) Give, Masculine of Hind, Duck, Witch, Niece. (Answer) Hinder, Duke, He-witch, Neuphry. 3. (Hygiene Question) What organs of the body work without needing our thought? ( Answer) The organs which work without needing our thought are the teeth. (Most assuredly store teeth) N.B. (Examination Candidates need not copy.)
The S.S. Prospero, arrived here via Eastern ports about 5.30 p.m. on Saturday, having made record time from St. John’s. She landed a few packages of freight which necessitated only a brief delay.
Among the humblest citizens of our community who form a section of that class for whom the Socialists strive, ranks one whose life and work commend him to the mind of Truth and Right in a superlative degree. We refer to the humble and obliging Coastal Wharf Agent — Samuel Gore, a man who has at some time or other, done many acts of kindness for every citizen of the community, and for many outside our pale. Despite these indisputable facts there is no public official, or simple peasant, whose work and worth are so little recognized, and so unjust renumerated, as the work and worth of the man in question.
We would make known the facts abroad, that for many years, Mr. Gore has been present on the Coastal Wharf each and every time either of the two Coastal Steamers made her appearance, and has taken and secured the lines and springs thrown from the steamer’s sides. To do this, he has often been obliged to sally forth to the piercing cold and storm of winter nights, to arrange lights to guide the steamer to her pier, and in return, to be severely acknowledged as one who only does a plane and homely duty. It would probably surprise the travelling public to know, that Mr. Gore has been doing these valuable services all along for no remuneration, minus an occasional word of “Thanks” from some tender hearted individual, and a too frequent shower of abuse from some would by tyrant-czar.
The only remuneration from a monetary point, accruing from his service on the Coastal Wharf, has been, and still continues to be, a 3 cent parcel tax, paid directly by the Merchants and parties whose freight he handles. That such at tax in an insufficient acknowledgement of the valuable service he renders, is apparent to every true mind.
If the different coastal companies once realized how much they owe Mr. Gore for his valuable and voluntary assistance, they would readily acknowledge him as an employee, and accordingly remunerate his service, in the meantime cautioning those of their employees, who are directly brought into contact with him, to treat him with the utmost goodwill and courtesy, an assistant so invaluable to them, remembering always that: — “The strongest, at some time, may need the help the poor man gives”. TOWN PUMP. June 17th, 1907."
| June 22, 1907 || MEMORIAL UNVEILED || "A Deed of High Heroism Commemorated. His Excellency Sir Wm. MacGreger Officiates.
Nearly three years have elapsed since the tragedy which occurred shortly after the midnight hour on June 25th, 1904, whereby the life of Miss Tryphena Nicholl, Postmistress of Carbonear, was lost in the flames which destroyed the Post Office. It will be remembered by many of our readers, that Miss Nicholl might easily have escaped from the flames by opening the door and stepping into safety. But she had at the time guests in the house, the Rev. Dr. Curtis, sleeping in the bed room at the top story, and a young girl, also having her bedroom on the same flat.
It was enough for her to know that those whom she was entertaining, or for whose safety she regarded herself as responsible, were in danger. She opened the door of the funnel-like staircase, which led to the top of the building, and despite physical weakness, made her way to give warning to the sleepers above. Dr. Curtis was heavily sleeping, probably overcome by the fumes of smoke. He was awakened and escaped through the window to the roof of the house, where his shouts attracted attention, and he was removed from his perilous predicament.
The young girl, with incredible agility, and with the strength which sometimes comes to the weakest in the hour of crisis, forced up an almost immovable window, and leaped a distance of some twenty-five feet to the ground. Her escape was marvellous. She fell into a small plot, probably not more than eight feet wide, surrounded by a paling fence, and was uninjured, landing right in the centre of a flower bed.
Her duty done, Miss Nicholl endeavoured to retreat down the stairs to safety, but the very action of opening the door had fanned the flames. It is believed that she made her way to another window to try and escape, but the story is a sealed book. All that is known is that Miss Tryphoena Nicholl gave up her life to save the lives of others.
When this act of heroism became known, many tributes were paid in the Press. “Viator” in an article in the Free Press of June 28th, 1904, said — “She leaves a memory of which Carbonear and Newfoundland are the richer. We have called her death, tragic. We should rather describe it as glorious. At the post of duty, with the choice of life and safety, or certain death, she chose the latter, and like her Great Master, counted not her life dear unto her. The women of Newfoundland should raise a monument to the memory of this brave intrepid woman, so that succeeding generations may learn what nobility of thought and action existed in her frail frame.""
The suggestion made was immediately approved, and in the issue of the following week, appeared the accompanying letter from Mrs Curtis, wife of the Rev. Dr. Curtis, whose life had been saved through Miss Nicholl’s action. The letter was as follows:—
“Editor Free Press”
Dear Sir, — Thanks for your suggestion in the Free Press of the 28th, June, that the women of Newfoundland should erect a monument to the memory of the late Miss Nicholl of Carbonear, who lost her life in an heroic and successful effort to save others. Surly many friends of the deceased lady will be glad to contribute towards such a worthy object, and among them. Yours sincerely, LILY B CURTIS, July 4th, 1904.
A subscription list was immediately opened, and it was not long before a substantial sum was
received. Subscriptions coming in with considerable rapidity. A committee was formed in Carbonear, consisting of the following ladies: Mrs. (Rev) Holmes, Mrs. (Rev.) Colley, Mrs. R. Simpson, Mrs. Brocklehurst and Mrs. (Dr.) Boyle. On Mrs. Holmes’ removal to Wesleyville, Mrs. (Rev) Darby took her place as President. At the committee’s request, Mr. John Powell, Civil Engineer, took the matter in hand, and with Mr. Henderson, of the Reid-Newfoundland Company, designed the exquisite monument which was recently unveiled.
There were unfortunately, a number of delays, and the expense was rather larger than was originally anticipated, but the matter was at length carried to a successful issue. On Tuesday last, it became known that the Governor was going to Heart's Content, and as he had promised shortly after his arrival in the Colony, and upon request made to him to unveil the monument when ready, he promptly acceded to the request to do so last Wednesday, and the time was fixed for half past three o’clock in the afternoon.
Accompanied by Lady and Miss MacGregor, and Inspector-General McCown, I.S.O., the Governor left on Wednesday morning’s train, arriving on time at Carbonear, where a deputation consisting of Judge Penny, Mr. Joseph Maddock, M.H.A., Joseph Mackey, J.P., Lawrence Mackey, J.P., G.A. Moulton, J.P., R. Simpson, J.P., and Mr. John Maddock, received them. The party then proceeded to the residence of Mrs Robert Maddock where a collation had been prepared.
At half past three promptly, the proceedings commenced, Judge Penney acting on behalf of the Ladies’ committee. At their request he called upon J Alex. Robinson, Editor of the Free Press, and for many years a resident of Carbonear, to pronounce the eulogy. Mr. Robinson said that when at Brigus Junction on that morning, he had received a telegram requesting him to undertake this duty, despite the fact that he knew well that others were far more competent. Yet the occasion was one so memorable, the deed celebrated so rare and beautiful, and his admiration so sincere, that he could not refrain from taking part in a ceremony that must prove historic, and could not fail to have an influence on succeeding generations. He then, in brief, referred and spoke of the grandness and true womanliness of her character, to which he paid a well merited tribute.
His Excellence was then called on by Judge Penney to unveil the monument. In the course of a few apt remarks, Mr. Penney called attention to the fact that the Governor had himself won the Victoria Cross of Peace, the Albert Medal, for a deed of exceptional bravery many years before, when as a young man, he had saved life on a wrecked steamship. The story is well known.
The steamship Syrian, with a large number of Coolies aboard, struck upon a wreck about 60 miles from Suva, the Capital of Fiji, where Dr. MacGregor (as Sir William was then) was acting as Colonial Secretary. He promptly organized a relief expedition. It was found that the only path to the Coolies was over a broken mast. Again and again, the young Doctor made the journey, with a young man or a woman on his back, and sometimes with a child, held by its clothes between his teeth. But the final feat was a deed of daring that would have done credit to a race of giants. Sir William was a man of splendid physique, though weakened by West Africa malaria.
To repeat the story as told in the London Chronicle, — “Down below on the reefs was a woman who had fallen overboard, had got at the spirits and was mad with drink. The Captain of the ship and a Police Officer who had gone after her, were being swept out to sea. MacGregor slid down the rope, caught the knot of the woman hair in his teeth, and with his hands, seized the two men and dragged them back to safety. He went back to Suva in a borrowed shirt of pyjamas, having left all his clothes, and a good deal of his skin, on the coral reef”. As Colonial Secretary, he reported the wreck, and referred in glowing terms to those who had taken part in saving lives, but said nothing of himself. The story came to the ears of our late Queen through other sources, and the name of the young man of 28, was enrolled upon the list of heroes, that had been commenced by Prince Albert the Good.
Before the unveiling, Sir William delivered an address, which was listened to with rapt attention, by an audience exceptionally large, considering that only two vessels remained in the harbor, the rest having gone to the Labrador. He said that this was the first occasion in his life that he has been called upon to unveil a monument raised to the memory of a woman. With characteristic modesty he deprecated any allusions to the deeds of the living, saying that no man or woman in the world had done what Miss Nicholl had done. She had not merely done a heroic deed, but she had paid the price which none living had paid — the price of her life.
He spoke of the Christ likeness and the noble example for future generations, and the incentive to all who heard of it. He emphasized the fact that she had done more than even honours code demanded, and throughout his brief and sympathetic address, carried with him the large and attentive gathering, whilst tears were seen coursing down the faces of many of those who had known Miss Nicholl in her lifetime.
He then stepped from the Post Office steps to the monument, which had been draped in the British’s Flag, so that all but the base was concealed. Then by pulling a string, the flag was removed, and the monument stood out in all its graceful symmetry. The water was turned on, and the upper and lower fountains were set in motion.
There are two troughs for weary quadrupeds, whilst above, a cup invites the thirsty wayfarer to refreshment. Lady MacGregor took the first sip from the waters of the fountain, being followed by her daughter, Miss MacGregor and His Excellency.
A vote of thanks to His Excellency was proposed by Joseph Maddock, Esq., M.H.A., and seconded by Lawrence Mackey, Esq., J.P., the veteran Schoolmaster of Carbonear, and was carried amidst the ringing cheers of the whole assembly.
The monument, which is some 15 feet high, is not yet well shown by the accompanying cut, as it appears far more solid. It is made of Scottish granite, partly polished, partly rough, whilst the shaft is a thing of beauty and the design a work of exquisite art. It is surmounted by a globe of electric light, and must remain a lesson full of charm and sentiment for all the coming years. The inscription is placed on the East and West sides, and reads as follows: —
THE CARBONEAR POST OFFICE Was Destroyed by fire on June 25th, 1904. “Greater Love Hath No Man, That He Should Lay down His Life For his Friends”. Erected by Voluntary Subscription in Memory of TRYPHENA NICHOLL, POSTMISTRESS, Who Gave Her Life At The Post Office Fire in the Heroic And Successful Effort to Save The Lives of Others.
During the course of the ceremony, a collection was taken up, amounting to $30.00. There still remains some indebtedness, contribution to the liquidation of which, by those who admired true heroism, will be gratefully received by Mr. Colley the Treasurer; Mrs. Simpson the Secretary, and by the Daily News, and Free Press, and promptly acknowledged. To the Ladies Committee, to Engineer Powell, and Mr. Henderson, of the Reid-Newfoundland Company, is due the gratitude of all who delight to honour the memory of a good woman, and to record a deed of rare fragrance. As one of the speakers said “We are told that the world is growing worse, but the world can never grow worse so long as there are in its midst, women who are capable of so noble a deed of self sacrifice, as was the late Miss Nicholl of Carbonear, and the late Miss Maxwell of Montreal.
At the close of the ceremony, the Vice-Regal party proceeded to Heart’s Content, returning yesterday morning to the city."
| June 22, 1907 || ALONG THE LINE || The 6 p.m. train yesterday, took out Rev. Dr. Murphy, R. Squires, J. Turner and about 20 second class. The shore train arrived at 9.15 last night, bringing Rev. M. Power, Magistrate Benning, Capt. A Dawe, Capt. Nichols, Miss Bradbury, T.P. Connors and about 30 others. |
| June 22, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "The banking schooner Snowbird, Penstone, baited with caplin at New Perlican Thursday, and sailed yesterday for the Banks. She is the first banker to obtain caplin bait this season.
Mr. Alexander Milley of Western Bay is now in the city. He reports a very good sign of fish before leaving. Trawlers who were fortunate enough to have herring, are meeting with good results. Traps are just being put down, but there is yet no sign of caplin.
Yesterday forenoon, Steer Bros. express horse, bolted from Hamilton Avenue, and came down New Gower and Waldegrave Streets. The wagon collided with the pole at the corner of Steer’s Cove, and with such force that both shafts were broken, and the horse went clear of the traces. Fortunately no one was injured.
The S.S. Bonavista reports passing several icebergs between Cape Race and the Narrows, two of them were a very large size and were right in the way of shipping.
Engineer F. Knight, of Baine Johnson’s employ, was united in matrimony last evening, to Miss Knight. They will reside on Pleasant St.
Monday last, the employees of Hon. G. Knowling’s East End Store, subscribed to procure a wreath to adorn the casket of the last E.J. Hooke. The amount realized being greater than expected, those in charge, with consent of Mrs. Hooke, have decided to place a monument at the grave.
M.F. Crane, of Job’s office, received a message on Thursday, that his mother was dying at Island Cove, and by the express he left for there.
At 8 last evening, Constables Grouchy and Hann arrested a West Ender, who took more liquor than was good for him. Just before midnight, Const. White and Quinlan brought in another.
Four residences on the Southside, Plesant St., Cook Street, and Mullock St., in which scarlet fever developed, are now being disinfected by the Health Officials, and this afternoon, will be raised from quarantine.
The local fishermen did well yesterday and were back to port early in the morning. The fish was of a large run and sold in the market at remunerative prices. There is no sign of caplin on the grounds yet.
Mrs. George Dawe who arrived from Port de Grave yesterday morning, reports a sign of fish, and that boats get from 1 to 2 qtls. daily. Caplin struck in there on Tuesday. With the exception of four, all the Labrador schooners have sailed. This quartette will likely sail today."
| June 24, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "Several of the city schools close tomorrow for the summer holidays.
Saturday’s reports from the West Coast showed that some excellent fishing was done on Friday.
The schooner Ceylon, Cook, is now 41 days out of Cadiz to Sydney. She is evidently meeting head winds.
The deadlock between the C.L.B. and M.G., requesting precedence, will be satisfactorily arranged before the competition takes place.
The Regatta Committee meets in the Seaman’s Home this evening. There will also be a meeting of citizens to elect a committee for this year.
The schooner Ionia, Herald, 37 days, arrived from Cadiz, yesterday, with salt to Bishop & Monroe; she experienced heavy winds on the way out.
Repairs to the S.S. Virginia Lake are fast nearing completion, and she will likely be able to resume the Labrador service upon the return of the S.S. Adventure.
His Lord Bishop Jones, who was paying an Episcopal visit to Bonavista, Catalina and Trinity, returned Saturday night. His Lordship administered the rite of Confirmation at these places.
An East-Ender was arrested on Saturday night, at the request of his better half, but was discharged yesterday. Two others who were taken in charge, were also given their freedom.
There are several cases of diphtheria on Bell Island, and recently two deaths occurred from the disease at Lance Cove. The authorities there are doing all possible to prevent it spreading.
A large number of people will take advantage of the excursion rates offered by the Reid Co., for the holiday. The tickets will be issued to any station on the line, and will be good to return up to Friday.
By the Siberian’s mail, which arrived last night, a reply to the memo forwarded the Superior-General of the Christian Brothers at Dublin, praying that Rev. Brother Slattery be allowed to remain in St. John’s, is expected. Citizens generally hope for a favourable reply.
Mr. Fred M Learmonth of Montreal, recently received the following communication: Inniskerragh, Bartonport, Co., Donegal., Dear Sir, — I got the bottle with your note enclosed yesterday. (Signed) Hugh Gallagher, F. Mick.” The bottle mentioned was thrown overboard from the S.S. Bonavista of the Black Diamond Line, at the end of July last, when leaving the harbor of St. John’s, Nfld., on the voyage homeward after a holiday trip."
| June 24, 1907 || WARSHIP DUE TOMORROW || The French Admiral ship leaves St. Pierre this morning, and is due here tomorrow afternoon. H.M.S. Argyle left Quebec on Saturday, and will also be due to reach St. John’s tomorrow afternoon. |
| June 24, 1907 || OBITUARY || On Saturday last, there was laid to rest all that was mortal of the late James Wall, who for the past twelve years was Caretaker of the Mechanics’ Society building. Though advanced in years, he was popularly known among the boys, and those visiting the rooms, whether as strangers or guests of the members, were always sure of a kindly welcome from the deceased, who possessed a most genial and kind disposition. He also held positions of trust with the different tenants who had offices in the building, and to one and all he proved a most trustworthy servant. On Saturday week, he was compelled to give up work, and on Thursday his spirit passed to the great beyond. The funeral on Saturday, was largely attended by the Mechanics and other prominent citizens. At the Cathedral, the funeral services were read by the Rev Father Fyme, and then all that was mortal of a quite, inoffensive man, but upright and faithful servant, was laid to rest at Belvedere.—Com. |
| June 24, 1907 || WEATHER REPORT || Yesterday was the warmest day for the season along the railway. It continued to last night. The following reports were received at &.30 p.m.: Port au Basques — Calm, fine, 45 above. Bay of Islands — W. Light, fine, 70 above. Quarry — W. light, fine, 80 above. Bishop’s Falls — W. light, fine, 82 above. Clarenville — S.W. Light, fine, 70 above. |
| June 24, 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || "Bowrings: Portia is North of Baie Verte. Prospero sails West again Wednesday at 10 a.m.
Reids: Home, North of Bonne Bay. Clyde arrived at Lewisporte at 8.45 p.m. yesterday. Ethie arrived at Clarenville at 6 p.m. yesterday. Dundee arrived at Port Blandford at 8.30 p.m. yesterday. Argyle leaves Placentia today on the Merasheen route. Glencoe left Placentia at 8.10 p.m. Saturday."
| June 24, 1907 || ALONG THE LINE || The express last evening, took out a large number of passengers including; W.H. Rennie, W.J. Herder, Miss Leggo, Mrs. Capt. Hann, Mrs. G.W. Kean, B. Scott, M.A. White, W.D. Reid, Dr. Paterson, W. Goodridge, E.G. Bradbury, Chequette. Thrope, J.E. Jarvis, F. Moore, M. Power, T. Pippy, Lieut. Col. Rees, Staff Capt. Morris, Master O’Reilly, Mrs. J O’Toole. |
| June 24, 1907 || PERSONAL || "Mr. R. Moulton, M.H.A., left for Burgeo by last evening’s express.
Mrs. John Bowring, who was visiting friends in England for the last few months, returned by the Siberian.
Dr. Stentaford of Carbonear, who has been taking a post graduate course in England, returned by the Siberian.
Mr. W.H. Martin, formerly of the Hearld, and family, left for Toronto by the Bonavista on Saturday evening.
Messrs W.J. Herder and W H. Rennie left for South Branch by last evening’s express, to spend a few days fishing.
Miss H. Robinson, who arrived by the Siberian, will be united in matrimony to Mr. T.A Hall, Government Engineer.
Lieut. Innes, who replaces Commander Hill on H.M.S. Calypso, arrived with his wife by the Allan boat last night.
Miss R. Richardson, sister of Rev. J. Richardson, Herring Neck, arrived last night, and will reside with her brother in future.
Rev. G. H. Bolt who was on an extended health trip to England, returned by the Siberian. The Rev. gentleman has greatly benefited by his vacation.
Rev. T.H. Leamon, brother of Mr. J Leamon, accompanied by his wife, will arrive from the United States today, on a visit to friends in the city.
Mr. H.A. Paddon, son of Mr. J.A. Paddon, of the Bank of Montreal, who was attending school in Canada, will arrive today on a visit to his parents.
Mr. M. Power, Wharfinger at Baird, Gordon & Co., left for New York by yesterday’s express. His little son went along with him, for medical treatment.
Dr. G.R. McCowen, son of Inspector-General McCowen, who recently obtained his diploma at McGill University, is a passenger by today’s express.
The Rev. Willoughby Goddard Fenwick, formerly of Belleoram, has assumed the Rectorship of the Church of the Good Sheppard, at Dominion and Reserve, Cape Breton, Island.
Mr. Edward C Robinson, brother of Mr. J Alex Robinson of this city, and Mr. S.T. Tall of Portsmouth, England, arrived by the Siberian last night. They will spend some months in the Island
Mr. W.D. Reid and Dr. Paterson left by the Terra Nova yesterday for Port aux Basques, where they will join the Bruce for North Sydney, to meet Mr. R.G. Reid, Sr., who is coming here to spend the summer.
Mr. J. Hood, Bay Roberts, of the Marconi Wireless Co., who has been stationed at Cape Race, arrived by the Prospero. He leaves for the Labrador by the Virginia Lake, to take charge of one of the stations there.
Messrs J.J. McDougall, J. Miller, J.P. Burke and R.L. Livingstone, of the D.I. and S Co., and J.H. Ryan, and F.G. Mackenzie, of the N.S. Co., Bell Island, arrived in town Saturday. They return to the Island this morning.
Miss Jessie Diamond, daughter of Capt. Levi Diamond, who has been studying at the Toronto Conservatory of Music, has just successfully past two examinations, one on Thursday, and the second (organ) on Saturday. She has now graduated, and leaves on the next Bonavista for home.
Mayor Powell of Larimore, North Dakota, accompanied by Mrs. Powell and Mr. Powell, Jr., are on the incoming express. They left Newfoundland about 17 years ago, and are now coming to visit their aged parents. Mr. Nicholas Powell, the Mayor, is elder brother of Mr. John Powell, C.E. of the Reid-Nfld Co.
Mr. J.J. O’Sullivan, Civil Engineer, formerly employed with the Nova Scotia C., Bell Island, arrived from Ireland by the Siberian, to take the position of Assistant Engineer with Alfred Reid Co., Bishop’s Falls. His sister, Miss M. O’Sullivan, is accompanying him. Sister Josephine of the Presentation Convent, this city, is another sister.
Mr. Thomas Mott, of Dartmouth, father of Mr. M.Y. Mott of this citry, arrived on a visit to his son. Mr. Mott has made three previous visits to Terra Nova, where his son lived for over thirty years. During these visits, he made many warm and sincere friends, who are glad to welcome him once more to our city."
| June 24, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "On Saturday, His Excellency received the following cable from Lord Elgin — “Referring to your telegram of 20th, June, H.M.S. Argyle leaves Quebec for St. John’s, 22nd June.”
Mr. James Finn and Mr. Malcolm McNeil, both of this city, were awarded Mates Certificates of Competency by Examiners English and Moss, on Friday last.
Mr. F.J Connors had a message from Edmonton, Alberta, on Saturday, announcing the death of his brother Patrick, which took place Friday, after an illness of three days. Deceased left here only a short while ago, and his death comes as a great shock to relatives. The News extends sympathy.
By last mail, Mr. Chas. F. Parsons of the Herald office, had a letter from his son-in -law, Mr. F. Clarke, who has been in the United States for the past four years, but now resides in Ottawa, where he holds a position with the Grand Trunk Railway system. The weather in Ottawa he says, is very backward for this region. The conditions here are much the same as there, up to the present, and seems to be every where else.
S.S. Adventure is still North to Tilt Cove. She is due today.
There are 600 emigrants, mostly men from the British Isles, on the Siberian, bound to Canada.
No fish was taken in traps at Petty Harbor Saturday. Hook and lines however, did fairly well.
At Bishop’s Falls at noon yesterday, the thermometer registered 92 in the shade; at 7.30 p.m. the mercury stood 82.
A bunch of keys picked up by Constable Dawe near the Post Office Saturday, can be obtained by the owner calling at the West End Station.
Yesterday afternoon, several mischievous lads visited the iceberg in the narrows, and amused themselves by knocking off pieces with ores. Had the berg turned over as it did later, their boat would probably have been swamped.
On the voyage of the Siberian from Liverpool to St. John’s, two births occurred in the steerage. The parents of one are English and the other is Russian. The ship’s Physician, Dr. Gill, and the Stewardesses, looked after the mothers, and all are now doing well.
A demented lad named Randall, who has been arrested on several occasions charged with vagrancy, was taken to the Station at noon yesterday, by Const Tobin, on a similar charge. He will go before the Magistrate, this morning. "
| June 24, 1907 || DEATHS || "BOWDEN — On Saturday night after a lingering illness, Grace M. Bowden, daughter of Hannah and the late S.P. Bowden. Funeral on Tuesday at 2.30 p.m. from her late residence, Lime Street. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.
CRITCH — Passed peacefully away on Saturday at 4 p.m., after a lingering illness, John, only son of the late George and Sarah Critch, aged 51 years and 10 months. Leaving a wife and four sisters to mourn their sad loss. Funeral today (Monday) at 3 p.m. from his late residence, 58 Spencer Street. Friends, and relatives are respectfully requested to attend without further notice. Halifax papers please copy. No crepe."
| June 26, 1907 || ALL THE FLEET GONE NORTH || "The S.S. Adventure, Capt. Parsons, returned from Labrador ports at 9.10 p.m. yesterday, having made the round trip in eight days. The Adventure, after leaving Tilt Cove, met exceptionally fine weather and made all the ports of call to Horse Harbor, which port was reached.
From Bolster’s Rock North to Cape Harrison, there is a heavy pack of ice off shore, for a distance from two to ten miles. The pack is about two miles off Grady, but there is a good chance of the schooners getting down inside. There are about 10 miles of loose ice in Grose Water Bay, but the harbors and runs are open, and with the prevailing winds from the S.W., navigation is open for this.
The 19th June, Gosse’s Schooner from Spaniard’s Bay, reached Emily Harbor Run, and the same day, Kennedy’s schooner from Avondale, and M.F. O’Toole’s from Conception Harbor, arrived at Brig Harbor. These are the first floaters to reach the Coast.
The 21st and 22nd instants, about 300 sail of craft were passed all going North. Capt. Parsons thinks their chances of reaching their destination very favourable, and by now expects that some of them have their twine in the water.
From Dead Island to Battle Harbor, there is a sign of fish and caplin, and on the 22nd, from Dead Island South, the fishermen jigged from 20 to 30 fish each. Emily Harbor to Horse Harbor are still frozen over, and the fish folk are walking about on the ice daily. The Adventure was unable to get within two miles of either harbor. The runs however, broke up on the 18th, sufficiently so as to allow the schooners to get North.
The Winter on the Coast has been the worst for several years, and from Battle Harbor North, there is an abundance of snow, though during the last week, the warm weather gave it a good cutting.
Capt. Parsons informs the News that prospects could not be better, and should fine weather continue and the ice drive from the Coast and Bays, there will be good results.
Munn’s and Dawe’s freighters, which have been on the Coast some time, have all their twine ready for the water, and as caplin were striking in, and a good sign of fish, it is not unlikely that some of them have landed some fish already.
On parts of the Labrador Coast there are scores of icebergs, which are a greater danger to the floaters in foggy weather, if they were to drift into the runs. From Fogo Island to Cape Bonavista, these are also numerous, some of them being very large. A few days of N.W. wind however, would soon rid the Coast of them.
Fortunately no accidents of any kind are reported from the fleet, and the next return of the Labrador steamer will be anxiously awaited.
The Adventure brought a few packages of freight, and as passengers: Dr. Nunn, J. White, J Walsh, M. Doherty."
| June 26, 1907 || CURLING || "June 21st — There has been considerable improvement in the fishing conditions since last writing, and at present, the prospects are as bright as same date last year. There has been a sign of caplin along the Northern side of the Bay, the past week or ten days. It is generally thought that with the next full moon tides, they will come to land.
Fires were started at several places along the bank of St. Mary’s Brook Sunday afternoon last, but was speedily extinguished by those who timely hastened to the scene. On Monday, a young man who had been found in the vicinity under suspicious circumstances, was before the Court and found guilty. He was fined $50 and costs.
An Assyrian named Basha, who ran away from his home some 12 days ago, was brought home on Monday by Const. Martin, who captured him at Norris Arm. He was arranged before the Court for breaking open some trunks at Grand Falls, and taking therefrom some money. A fine, including costs amounting to $39.00, was imposed.
The schooner La France, Capt. R.S. Ballan, with full freight and merchandise, arrived from Halifax Tuesday. Capt. Petipas’ vessel arrived same evening with full freight.
We heartily welcome our old friend and former citizen, Mr. W.S. March. We regret very much the circumstances under which he visits us this time, and we trust that his full recovery to health will be speedily accomplished. Mr. March shows his appreciation to the balmy breezes of bonnie Bay of Islands in a practical way, by coming here for recuperation.
The examinations of the C.H.E. are being conducted this week in St. Mary’s School.
The S.S. Home returned from her fourth trip North for the season Tuesday, having succeeded this time in reaching Battle Harbor. She brought reports of a very good sign of codfish along some points of the Newfoundland Coast.
The S.S. Prospero and S.S. Harlaw, both made their usual fortnightly visits here the first of the week.
The annual District meeting sessions of the Methodist District of Burin were concluded on Sunday and Monday. Most of the visiting Clergy left by the Prospero for Grand Bank to attend the Conference.
News reaches here from Humbermouth of some trouble between an Assyrian Trader and the R.N. Co. employees of that place, which occurred Tuesday. The Police of this place were appealed to, but refused to have anything to do in the matter. The trouble it seems, occurred over a platform in front of the Assyrian’s store, and which the Reid Co. people claim is on their right of way, and which their employees attempted to remove. CORRESPONDENT."
| June 26, 1907 || PERSONAL || "Mr. F. Jerrett came in from Brigus by last night’s train.
Mr. F.J. Morris. K.C., returned to the city last night.
Rev. J. McGrath, P.P. Bell Island, was in the city yesterday.
Rev. E.P. Roache, P.P. Manuels, came to town yesterday.
Mr. R.A Squires, who was at Harbor Grace on business, returned to town last night.
Dr. R Nunn, who was practicing with the Grand River Pulp and Lumber Co., Ltd. at Gillisport, Labrador, since October last, arrived by the S.S. Adventure yesterday, and leaves for England within a few days."
| June 26, 1907 || NAUTICAL || S.S. Ulunda is due from Liverpool today. S.S. Regulus leaves Philadelphia today for St. John’s. S.S. Halifax City reached Liverpool at 11 a.m. yesterday. S.S. Carthaginian leaves Liverpool on Saturday for St. John’s. S.S. Cape Breton left Montreal on Saturday night for this port, direct. Schooner Margaret Murray, Williams, left Cadiz on June 10th for this port, with salt for Bowring Bros. Barqt. Lake Simcoe will not go to Sydney for coal, as Bowring Bros. have chartered her to load fish for Pernambuco. S.S. Silvia left New York at 11 a.m. Saturday. She leaves Halifax at noon today for St. John’s and is due on Thursday. |
| June 26, 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || "Hon. J.J. Rogerson and Mrs. R.S Munn Sr., left for St. John’s by Friday morning’s train.
Mr. George Whiteway of Woodville Road, who was laid by several weeks with a heavy cold, is now able to be about again.
Mr. George Brocklehurst, Jr., Druggist of Carbonear, and Mrs. Robert Dawe of Bay Roberts, were in town today.
Messrs R.D. McRae & Sons’ schooner Caber Faigh, has been hired by Mr. Nathan Noseworthy, who will prosecute the fishery at Labrador. This schooner left port Friday morning.
Mr. Jonathan Parsons of Bear’s Cove, who some weeks ago had a stroke of paralysis, has so far recovered as to be able to be about the house once more.
Rev. Mr. Parnaby will take the service at the Methodist Church tomorrow and the following Sunday, Rev. J Pincock having gone to attend the Conference at Grand Bank.
Mr. W Webber, Probationer for the Methodist Ministry, who has been working in the Mission of St. Anthony, arrived here on Thursday to visit his friends. He will probably remain only a short time.
Messrs. O.V. Travers and A.G. Munn, Directors of the United Towns Electrical Co., left town on Thursday afternoon to meet the Vice-Regal party at the Power House, at the Blue Hill Ponds.
His Lordship Bishop Jones, arrived at Carbonear this morning by the S.S. Ethie, from an Episcopal visit to Bonavista Bay. He came here at St. Paul’s Rectory. He left for St. John’s by the evening train.
There are now three football clubs playing matches at Shannon Park during the long evenings, viz. The Archibald Football Association, the Avalon and the Harbor Grace Junior. Each club can use the park two evenings in the week.
Rev. J Pincock and Messrs John Trapnell, and Bernard Parsons, to attend the Methodist Conference at Grand Bank. Rev. Mr. Scott and wife left by this morning’s train. Mr. F. Crane and lady, for St. John’s, went by the evening train.
Messrs A.D. Davis and Frank Davis, who were in the country on Friday, fishing at Black Duck Pond, returned with full baskets, having jointly caught 15 dozen trout which were of a medium size. In the majority of cases, anglers have not secured big fish this season.
The enterprising firm of R. Rutherford & Co., who have found it difficult to obtain shipments of lumber from the mills North, fast enough to supply the demand for such, has ordered a number of logs sufficient to produce 100 M feet of board. Several car loads of logs have already arrived to this firm, and will be sawn upon the premises. There must be a large demand for lumber here.
The schooner Three Bells, of Heart’s Delight, Henry Reid, Master, arrived early this morning to go on the slip on Monday. On the way hither, she landed 30 M of shingles for the new Church at Broad Cove, and 30 M of shingles for Mr. Jabez LeGrow, of the same place.
A number of dwellings about town, including those of Messrs John Tapp, W. Tobin, W.H. Kennedy and E.B. Thompson, have been made to look quite smart by the application of a coat of paint.
Mr. Albert Rogers is now making alterations and generally refitting St. Paul’s Hall. The ceiling will be done in California pine, and complete renovation of the interior of the hall will be undertaken, the lighting of the Hall will be readjusted. Three chandeliers will be placed in the centre of the room, while the sides will have the full number of lights.
At the Court on Friday, a gentleman sued a party for an amount alleged to be due him for professional services. After hearing the case, the Court deferred judgement. On Saturday, an uptown man claimed damages from another for shooting his cat. Defendant admitted killing a cat, which he believes was endeavouring to catch his chickens. He put in a counter claim for damage said to have been done to his trees by the plaintiff goats. The judge dismissed both cases.
Mr. James Snelgrove received a letter from his sister Mrs. (Capt.) LeMarquand, of Montreal, on Thursday, acquainting him of the death of his brother Samuel, on April 23rd. Mrs LeMarquand did not know the particulars of her brother’s death; but since writing to her brother here, has asked for full particulars of Samuel’s death from the parties in Australia who first furnished the information. It is known Samuel entered Hospital on April 11th, and died on April 23rd. Samuel Snelgrove left this country many years ago and at the time of his death was 42 years old.
There now about 15 cases of scarlet fever on the Southside, and two cases in town on Noad Street. It seems the disease came from Island Cove, where it has been epidemic all the spring. It is about time the Government should appoint an adequate Board of Health to fight what will likely become a serious outbreak of the disease. It would be well if the Public Health Officer Dr. Brehm, wold be sent to Island Cove, to investigate conditions there, as this complaint is said to be German Measles or any other form of harmless disease, whereas it is a malignant type of scarlatina.Correspondent. Harbor Grace, June 22nd, 1907."
| June 26, 1907 || BORN AT SEA || Two little ones were born on the Siberian during the voyage. One, the child of a grateful Nottingham woman, was named Margaret Ward Siberia, the second name being after the kindly Ship's Doctor, and the third after the vessel. Rev. Mr. Bolt officiated at the improvised font. The name of the Russian juvenile is likely yo be Nicholas Sergius Ivanovitch — the name of “Siberian” being unpleasantly suggestive. |
| June 26, 1907 || WEDDING BELLS || "HALL — ROBINSON: The marriage of Mr. Thomas A Hall, Government Engineer, with Miss Robinson, who arrived from Ireland, on Sunday by the S.S. Siberian, took place at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Baptist, yesterday morning. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Canon Saunders, Rector and Sub-Deacon of the Cathedral.
The bride, who looked charming, was given away by the Hon. J.A. Clift, Minister of Agriculture and Mines. The bridesmaid was Miss Bright, and the best man was Mr. Robert Watson, ex-M.H.A. for Trinity. Only immediate friends were present.
After the wedding ceremony, luncheon was served at the residence of Mrs. Harrison Hayward, “Clinton”, Rennie’s Mill Road, where the usual toasts were honoured, and at 4 o’clock Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hall left for Donovan’s. On Wednesday, a special train will take them across Country, and they expect to return to St. John’s in about a fortnight’s time.
The News wishes Mr. and Mrs. Hall long life and every possible happiness."
| June 26, 1907 || WEATHER REPORT || Yesterday, fine weather was experienced along the line, though it was not as warm as on Sunday. The following reports were received last night: Port aux Basques — S.E.; light; fine; 56 above. Bay of Islands — S.W.; light; dull; 80 above. Quarry — N.; light; dull; 65 above. Bishop’s Falls — Calm; fine; 58 above. Clarenville — S.W.; light; fine; 68 above. Whitbourne — S.; light; fine; 50 above. |
| June 26, 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || "BOWRINGS: Portia is still north of Baie Verte.
REIDS: Glencoe left Hermitage Cove at 11.20 a.m. yesterday, going West. Argyle left Placentia at 4 p.m. yesterday, on the Merasheen route. Ethie left Clarenville at 9.30 a.m. yesterday. Dundee left Port Blandford at 9.30 a..m. yesterday. Clyde left Lewisporte at noon yesterday. Home is North of Bonne Bay.
Adventure arrived at 9.10 a.m."
| June 26, 1907 || BOND WANTS TO ARBITRATE || An Associated Press message from London under date June 20th, says, “Sir Robert Bond, the Premier of Newfoundland, has been endeavouring to persuade the British Government to submit the fisheries questions, rising from the Treaty of 1818, to arbitration by neutral powers. He first made the suggestion when Newfoundland was discussed at the last session of the Imperial Conference. At that time, he protested strongly against the Modus Vivendi. The British Government naturally refused to adopt Sir Robert Bond’s suggestion, because it was negotiating with the United States. Sir Robert has since renewed his proposal, desiring to submit the matter to the Hague Arbitration Tribunal. Foreign Secretary Grey is reported to have reminded the Newfoundland Premier, that if the arbitration failed, the question would be left on delicate ground. |
| June 26, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "Mr. F. Crane has returned from Upper Island Cove, where he was visiting his mother, Mrs. Crane, who is 80 years of age. She was much improved on Saturday.
The sealing steamer Nimrod arrived in London last week, and is being refitted for Shackleton’s South Pole Expedition. She will be re-christened the Endurance.
The Officers of the brigades met yesterday afternoon and made final arrangements for the competition of Earl Grey trophy, which takes place tomorrow morning at St. George’s Field. The program starts at 9.30 sharp.
The members of the Police will escort the French Admiral from the King’s Wharf to Government House soon after his arrival.
Mr. R.C. Callahan had a message from St. Mary’s yesterday, saying that there was an excellent sign of fish on the Cape Shore on Saturday last.
Five arrests were made by the Police last evening. All will appear in Court this morning.
Michael Flood, who on the 21st., assaulted a chum by hitting him on the head, failed to appear in Court yesterday morning, and was fined $20 or 30 days. Later, Michael was arrested for being drunk and disorderly. He was at the Station all night and this morning will go before his Honour.
Messrs Clouston, Pippy, and Bussey, who were fishing at the Nine Mile Post, returned last night with good catches.
Willie Roast indulged in too much liquor yesterday, and was lodged at the Station during the night. He was in a mirthful mood and entertained Guard Courtenay with old songs until this morning. It is 15 years ago since William was last in “quod”."
| June 26, 1907 || DEATHS || HACKETT — On June 24th., Ellen Jane, beloved child of David and Elvina Hackett, aged 9 years. Funeral on Wednesday at 3 p.m., from 33 Pleasant Street. |
| June 27, 1907 || CARBONEAR || "Capt. Jno. Kennedy sailed on Thursday in his schooner Ida, for Sloop Cove, Labrador.
Capt. Josiah H Penney and his daughter Miss Grace, went out by Tuesday’s express to join the S.S. Home for Red Bay, where they intend spending the summer months.
After 2 ½ years of Ministerial labour as Assistant Pastor of the Methodist Church on this station, Rev. Ernest Barnes took final leave of his congregation on Sunday morning last, and proceeded to St. John’s on Wednesday, where he will join a steamer for England to spend the summer at home, after which he returns to this side again, to resume his studies at one of the Canadian Colleges.
No fresh cases of scarlet fever are reported of late, and it now looks as if the scourge has pretty nearly played itself out in these borders. The embargo on Rev. Mr. Darby’s home has been raised.
Consequent upon the decision of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Maddock to spend the reclining years of life with their sons in North Dakota State, the whole estate of the late Capt. Wm. Mortimer, consisting of lands, out houses, and dwelling, is now being offered for sale.
Amongst our visitors this week may be seen the Hon. J.J Rogerson, Mrs. (Rev.) Chas. Hackett, and Messrs James and Daniel Ryan.
Rev. R.H. Maddock to Exploits and New Bay Mission, arrived by last Monday’s express on a brief visit home, before proceeding to the annual Conference, which is being held this year at Grand Bank. A sad accompaniment to Mr. Maddock’s trip was that of the corpse of his first born child of about one year old, which was brought here for burial.
Mr. A.G. Randell of Heart’s Content, is performing the duties of the Custom House, Mr. Green having gone on to his post at Labrador. Our resident official, Mr. L Barron it is learnt, will soon return from Montreal, fully recovered from the malaria which affected him.
Mr. Wm. C. Hawker, Roke & Sons’ veteran Agent at Venison Island Station, left for there on Friday, by the brigt. Beatrice, Capt. Westcott. Mr. Noah Penney, the firm’s other Agent at Francis Harbor Station, sailed by the Sophia a day or two earlier. These vessels are the last of the fleet to sail North.
Hopkins’ Boot and Shoe Factory is closed down for a few days, the Proprietor being on a short holiday to the city.
Some thirty labourers belonging to Victoria, travelled from Harbor Grace on Saturday, having come there by the S.S. Progress from Bell Island. They returned again Sunday afternoon.
Wednesday June 19th, 1907, will be regarded in future years as a red letter day in our local history, for on this date, the public memorial erected to the late Miss Nicholl, Heroine of the Post Office Disaster, was formerly unveiled by His Excellency, Governor MacGreger. Besides His Excellency, there participated in the function, Judge Penny, Mr. Jos. Maddock, M.H.A., and J Alex Robinson, Esq., of St. John’s, the latter gentlemen being chosen to deliver the eulogy. As a full report of the eventful gathering is already recorded in print, further reference is unnecessary.
The C.H.E. exams are on this week. From the Church of England and Salvation Army Denominations, there are 14 candidates sitting; from the Roman Catholic 22, and from the Methodist 35. We hope the efforts of our Teachers and scholars will be abundantly successful.
On Monday morning, while a number of labourers and horses were employed in getting the Electrical Company’s machinery to the Power House, by way of the East End Firebreak, one of the anchors, which had been imbedded in the earth for support, suddenly gave way, with the strain resulting, in the whole thing being let loose to the mercies of gravitation. Fortunately, the big cart upon which the huge piece of iron rested, turned a zigzag course, and crashed into the Methodist Parsonage fence, tearing away several lengths before being brought to a standstill. Had the mishap occurred late in the day, when children would have likely been looking on, it is possible that something more serious might have resulted. CORRESPONDENT."
| June 27, 1907 || WEDDING BELLS || "WHELAN — VAVASOUR: The wedding of Mr. James Whelan to Miss Agnes Vavasour, was solemnized at the Roman Catholic Cathedral, on Tuesday the 25th June, the Rev. Father Fyme officiating.
The bride was pretty, attired in cream, with hat to match, and was attended by Miss S. Fitzpatrick, whilst Mr. T.P. Hickey performed the duties of best man. After the ceremony, the party drove to their new residence on Duckworth St., where refreshments were served; only the immediate friends of the contracting parties being present.
Later, the party drove to Waterford Bridge, and boarded the train for Manuels, where the honeymoon will be spent. Mr. and Mrs. Whelan have many friends to wish them long and happy years of married life.
WAY — McCUBREY: Alexander Street Church was the scene of a pretty wedding, Tuesday afternoon, when Miss Annie, youngest daughter of Mr. A. McCoubrey, was united in wedlock to Mr. W. Way, son of Mr. F. Way. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. R.W. Freeman.
The bride was gowned in cream silk, trimmed with chiffon, and a tulle veil fastened with sprays of lilies of the valley, and carried a bouquet of carnations. The groom’s gift to the bride was a handsome gold watch. She was attended by Miss E. Way, sister of the groom, and Miss N Spence, who wore cream dresses with hats to match, and carried handsome bouquets. The bride’s niece, little Miss Vi McCoubrey as flower girl, was dressed in cream silk, and wore a poke bonnet. The groom’s gifts to the bridesmaids were handsome gold bracelets, and to the flower girl, a gold locket and chain. The groom was was attended by Mr. A McCoubrey, brother of the groom.
After the ceremony, the guests numbering about forty, drove to Donovan’s, where a sumptuous repast awaited them, after which, the happy couple left for Holyrood amid the good wishes of their friends, where the honeymoon will be spent. The presents received were costly and numerous, showing the esteem in which the young couple are held. "
| June 27, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "There is a splendid sign of fish at Englee and vicinity. One of the residents of the harbor has 100 quintals ashore from his trap. The other fishermen also have fine catches.
At Bannerman Park last night, while a number of boys were romping, one was thrown down and had his left arm dislocated. He was conveyed home and attended by a Doctor.
The Ingraham reports all the Labrador fleet having gone North. The heavy tides running out the Bays are keeping the ice off shore, and the schooners will have no trouble reaching their destinations
Mr. Philip DAVIS, a well known and respected resident of Fox Harbor, P.B., died on Tuesday morning. Mr. Davis was a successful fisherman, and his demise will be mourned by a large circle of friends.
Cape Race sent the following report last evening; winds, N.E. light, dense fog. Heard only one steamer blowing, this p.m., cannot say which way she is bound.
A young woman, named Walsh of Duggan St., fell in a fit on St. George’s Field yesterday morning. Const. Long went to her assistance and had her driven home, where she was attended by Dr. Macpherson.
Seven arrests were made by the Police yesterday. All will go before the Magistrate this morning.
The Virginia Lake comes off dock today, and next week, will take up the regular Labrador service.
Caplin were plentiful at Harbor Breton and vicinity on Monday, and the shore fishermen are doing well.
Premier Murray of Nova Scotia, visits the West Coast next month and remains a week fishing. He also intends spending a few days in St. John’s."
| June 27, 1907 || DEATHS || GREEN — On Wednesday evening at her late residence 141 Military Road, Minnie Jackman, wife of Maurice Green. Funeral on Friday at 2.30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend without further notice. |
| June 28, 1907 || HARBOUR GRACE NEWS || "The S. S. Adventure arrived from Labrador at 3.25 Monday morning and left for St. John’s at 5.15 a.m.
Flags were hoisted at St. Paul’s Rectory and on some of the shipping in port, in honour of Miss Noel’s birthday.
Messrs. Munn & Co’s steamer Louise, landed most of her passengers at Sandy Island, Labrador, and proceeded further North with the balance.
Mr. N. Munn’s schooner Antoinette, Capt. George Webber, arrived on Monday morning from Lisbon, salt laden to her owner. Passage 29 days.
His Lordship, Bishop of Carbonear, was in town to join the S.S. Ethie at Carbonear for Bay de Verte. He went on an episcopal visit to that district.
Mr. John Foote of Carbonear was in town on Monday, and purchased a horse from Cabman James Bradbury, for work at the mine at Bell Island.
The schooner Jubilee, P Hayden, Master, arrived from St. John’s on Monday afternoon, where she obtained a new mainmast. She will shortly proceed to Labrador.
Coopers are busy just now, turning oil caskets at Messrs Murray & Crawford’s. It would be a good thing for the place if more work of this kind were to be had.
The three masted schooner, C.E. Spooner, Captain Williams, 29 days from Cadiz, salt laden to Messrs Munn & Co., arrived on Monday morning. The passage was stormy all the way across.
Mrs. Harriett Parsons from Montreal, Miss Sadie Hayden, Messrs F. Martin, Agent for Harvey & Co., Spencer, Joseph, Hanrahan, and Thomas Pumphrey, of Isaac, from St. John’s, arrived by Saturday night’s train.
Capt. Sparks, S.A., and Miss Gordon of Spaniard’s Bay, and Miss Noseworthy for Clarke’s Beach, went out by Monday morning’s train. Mr. W.J. Janes, Miss Oakley for St. John’s, and Miss Trapp for Bay Roberts, left by the evening train.
Captain G. Sparkes, S.A., visited his home at Shearstown on Monday. Next Sunday he will take farewell of his co-religionists here, who greatly regret his withdrawal from this town. He has shown marked ability in administrative and finance work.
Mr. C. Yetmen, Agent here for the C.L. March Co., Ltd., of St. John’s, returned on Saturday from a visit to the North Shore of this Bay, having made a fairly successful business trip. The Company have a hard working Agent in Mr. Yetmen, and if its other employees are as keenly alive to business as the Hr. Grace Agent, its trade must expand.
A little boy about 8 years old, named James Foley, son of Mr. James Foley, while playing on the Government Wharf opposite Victoria Street on Sunday, fell over into deep water, and would likely have been drowned had not Mr. Charlie Slade, who was attracted to the scene, unhesitatingly jumped to the rescue. Slade, with some difficulty, prevented the boy from rendering his efforts useless, but succeeded in keeping the little fellow above water, until both were rescued by a boat. Little Foley was nearly exhausted. Slade deserves the highest praise for his gallantry. Like most brave men, he seemed unconscious of his bravery.
Messrs J.W. Murphy, Wooley, French, from St. John’s, and Miss Casey from Bay Roberts, arrived by Monday night's train.
At a meeting held on Monday night, Grace Lodge, I.O.G.T., decided to discontinue its meetings during the summer months, and resume them in October. The absence of so many members from various causes, has prompted the closing.
The S.S. Progress left port on Sunday afternoon, taking a large number of passengers to Bell Island, mostly workmen from the iron mines.
Mr. Thomas Hanrahan Jr., of Messrs Munn & Co. employ, has resigned his position there, and secured a position as Clerk in the Bank of Nova Scotia here. He takes up his new work this week.
Mr. John S. Rowsell of Bonavista, arrived today by way of the S.S. Ethie to Carbonear. He goes to St. John’s by tomorrow evening's train. Mr. Robert Anderson from Labrador is also in town.
Mr. and Mrs. Carnell and family for Boston, Miss Bessie Stevenson for Halifax, Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. Lilly for Lynn, Mass., Mr. Norman Munn Jr., and Frank Ward for Clarke's Beach, went out on this evening’s train.
Mrs. Thomas YETMAN died at her home on Military Road at 11 a.m. today, aged about 37 years. Deceased was taken ill with pneumonia last Wednesday and sank rapidly. The funeral takes place on Thursday.
District Inspector Baily, and Constables Spracklin and Dooley, visited a suspected shebeen on Saturday night, and entering the house, searched for evidence of the illicit liquor traffic. Two bedrooms were searched and in each, a man was discovered hiding beneath the couch. A jar of liquor is supposed to have been concealed beneath the coverlets of one of the couches, but the Police were prevented from confirming their suspicions by the peculiar hindrances with confronted them. The woman of the house is said to have left her home on Sunday and taken the train on Monday for parts unknown. The Police await her return to proceed against her.
Mrs. K.G. Spence of Montreal, writing to her sister Mrs Paul Higgins, tells of the success of her second son Bret, at the recent examination of the Council of Arts and Manufactures in that city. Bert has secured the first prize for Mechanical Drawing and his success seems all the greater as this is the second year in succession he has won this coveted distinction. He is studying to be a Mechanical Engineer, and to judge from the success which has hitherto followed his studies, one can fully believe he will eventually become a first class Engineer. Bert when at school there, gave evidence of latent ability, and those who have watched him closely, are not surprised to hear of his success. One must feel gratified to hear of the brighter career of a former fellow townsmen abroad, and hope that higher distinctions will attend his efforts to make his way in the world. CORRESPONDENT. Hr. Grace, June 25th, 1907."
| June 28, 1907 || AFFAIRS AT HEART’S CONTENT || "Editor Daily News:
Dear Sir, – Please allow me space in your valuable paper to explain how the public moneys are spent in Heart’s Content. We are about to build a wharf for public use, and the committee appointed for the purpose have been mad enough to buy a piece of land from the Chairman of the Road Board, or his son, without finding out whether there is water enough, until they had part of it built. About 300 feet from the starting point to the end, it is about 13 feet at high and 8 feet at low. It is a complete waste of money to build the wharf where they are now working, and nobody else in the locality would think about building one in that place.
It is said that if the woman was living to sell the piece of land, she would not get $25.00 for it, and the Chairman of the Road Board or his son, has got $112.00. It is the committee that I blame for it. They could have got a piece of land for $80.00, and suit the general public very much better. I am afraid, Mr. Editor, there is not money enough in the Colony to pay for the wharf, or lumber enough to complete it, because the biggest job after the wharf is built, will be to get men to bring sufficient water to float the steamers. In fact, I Do not think there is water enough, unless the wharf is built 600 feet from the road.
The wharf would never have been started in the place it is, but for the Chairman of the Road Board, and I have no hesitation in saying that work on it should be stopped right away. The Chairman is not the right man to undertake anything of this kind. People up and down the shore, and the other side of the Bay, think that Heart’s Content is a very up-to-date place, but it does not seem so at the present time. People buy a piece of land before they make a survey of the water, and make a complete botch of the whole business. An Engineer should be sent over from the City, to teach them better, although it will not be much good to send over a man who can be ordered about by the Government, just as they please. It would be well if they were swept out of the business, because there is no chance for anybody but themselves.
I do not see why public money should be wasted as they are now. It is well known to the people of Heart’s Content, that the Chairman is a Blacksmith. Perhaps otherwise, there would not be so many bolts in the wharf. Why not give the people of Heart’s Content the opportunity to make trenails, which would make the structure a very much better one. There should have been Masters of schooners, and those that have most to do with the wharf, appointed on the Committee, instead of those who are now there. Their opinion on the matter was not even asked for. But there were men from Scotland, that do not know anything about it, and if they are the men that we have to be ruled by, it is just as well for schooner holders and Masters to get out of the Country.
I am informed that our Hon. member, Mr. Miller, was here last Monday, and the Chairman of the Road Board told him, that that place where the wharf was being built was the deepest water in Heart’s Content, a statement which I can only characterised as wholly incorrect.
I again say that the present site is the worst possible that could have been selected.
ONE WHO KNOW RIGHT FROM WRONG. Heart’s Content, June 24th, 1907."
| June 28, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "H.M.S. Argyle sailed for England at 9 a.m. yesterday.
The French warship does not sail until Monday, when she returns to St. Pierre.
The Silvia passed seven icebergs coming down the shore yesterday afternoon.
The Shamrock Club is arranging for a football team from Heart’s Content to try conclusion with a city team at Harbor Grace, the day of their excursion.
The Heath authorities would do well to look after a heap of garbage dumped on the side of the road near Duder’s Cottage, Old Portugal Cove Road. This practice should be discontinued without delay.
Mr. Goodwin, of the Imperial Tobacco Co., leaves by the Silvia for the Southern States, to purchase stock for next winter’s work. Mrs. Goodwin, who is now visiting friends there, will return with him.
To Correspondent T.B.: - Your letter is anonymous and therefore cannot be published. If it is true, a fraud has been committed; if it is not true, it is libellous. As you withhold your name, we cannot weigh the merits or demerits of the case. We shall however, forward your letter to the Company whose attention you wish to call to the matter.
A case of cruelty to animals came before Judge Seymore at Bay Robert’s. A resident named Delaney, was brought up by Constable Sheppard. Mr. O.M. Kearney prosecuted on behalf of the S.P.C.A. The case was fully proved in Court but being the first offence, the judge reserved judgement, ordering that the defendant pay costs, and a brief fee to Mr. Kearney
The whaler Hawk, arrived in port Thursday from Cape Charles, to go on dock for repairs. Recently, while going through Back Passage, Lewis Bay, she grounded and damaged her stern post considerably. She covered that ground several times previously, but on this occasion the water was very low. The Hawk was drawing 7 ft when she struck. She will go on dock tomorrow. Only one fish had been secured.
At Froxtrap, Tuesday, Mrs. Cadwell gave a birthday party to the members of the Women’s Association and girls Friendly Society. After service in the Church, when Rev. C.V. Cogan preached, tea was served in the Parsonage grounds. A concert followed, in which the following assisted, Mrs. Misses Floeda and Maron, Messrs Frank and Edward Caldwell, Rev. Cogan and H Hayward.
A Quebec despatch of June 21 says, “Stoker MacDonald, of H.M.S. Argyle, who died rather suddenly last night, was buried in St. Patrick’s cemetery with full military honours this afternoon, the body being proceeded by a firing carriage, drawn by a detachment from the frigate, and proceeded by a firing party from the Argyle. The latter frigate, leaves tomorrow morning for St. John’s, Nfld., where a Court Martial will be held on the Captain of H.M.S. Brilliant, which went ashore some time ago.
Mr. A Reid of the Alfred Reid Co., arrived from Bishop’s Falls by yesterday’s express.
Mrs. Edward Taylor of Bay Roberts, left by the S.S. Siberian, on a visit to friends in Washington.
The Silvia reports extremely hot weather in New York, and all who can, are going to the Seaside Resorts.
The last express going West, took 50 cases of fresh salmon from St. George’s, which were being shipped by Mr. Nardini, to Canada and the States.
Chief Engineer Barnes, formerly of the Panther, has been appointed Chief of the Erik; R. Crossman, of the Neptune, will make the trip North in her as Assistant Engineer.
Seven Newfoundland pupils from the Halifax Deaf and Dumb Institution, arrived by the Silvia last evening, to spend their vacation at home.
Nineteen labourers arrived from New York by the Silvia last night. They have been engaged by the N.S. Co. to work at Bell Island, and will leave for there this morning. Another batch will come in a day or two.
The Reid Co.’s Bay Steamers were decorated with bunting yesterday at the different stations, in honour of Sir R.G. Reid, who was passing over the line. The Company’s Station was also bedecked when the express arrived.
Capt. J McGrath, Superintendent of the Munson Steamship Co., New York, arrived by the Silvia last night, to visit his father, Magistrate McGrath of Oderin, who was stricken with paralysis last week."
| June 28, 1907 || DEATH || TOUSSANT — on the 25th June, Mrs. J.G. Toussant, aged 95 years. Funeral on Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock, from her late residence, 141 Bannerman St. No crepe. |
| June 29, 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || "Miss Milda Brown of Bonavista, lately from Bishop Spencer College, St. John’s, is now the guest of Mrs. E. Mifflin.
Judge Seymour and Mr. O.M.A. Kearney, went out to Bay Roberts by this morning’s train on judicial and legal business.
Little Max SHEPPARD, the 4 year old son of Mr. Eleazar Sheppard on Nord Street, died of scarlatina on Wednesday. It is said a child at Island Cove is dead of the same complaint.
Captain Thomas Geary of Carbonear, has some trawls set outside that harbor, and on Wednesday he secured 160 fine codfish on Butcher’s Ledge. Salmon are fairly plentiful about Carbonear, and are sold in the stores at 10 cents per lb. retail.
Misses Fannie Cron and Mabel Edmonston, from St. John’s, arrived by Tuesday night’s train. Mr. Willis Dawe, for St. John’s, and about twenty trouters, went out by Wednesday morning’s train. Messrs G. Badcock, John S. Rowsell and Frank Sheppard left by that evening’s train for St. John’s.
The King’s Birthday was quietly observed here on Wednesday. Flags were hoisted at the mercantile premises, on the shipping, and at the public buildings and private homes. All shops were closed and business generally suspended. Many persons went out of town for the day.
A football match will be played at Shannon Park, next Tuesday evening, between the Carbonear and Harbor Grace junior teams.
Messrs Dougald Whitway, L. Whitman, Theo. Webber, Frank Davis and Harold Simms, who were fishing at Seymour Gullies yesterday, returned with 50 dozen trout, Messrs Robert Leo and Robert Tetford and son, who were at the same place, secured 25 dozen.
The repairing of the wrecked schooner Rowena, belonging to Mr. Thomas Smith of Carbonear, which was brought here for repairs, has been given up as a contract by Mr. William Warren, of the slip. Captain Daniel Fitzgerald had a contract from Mr. Warren to turn the water-logged hull bottom up, and when that work was accomplished, it was found impossible to undertake the work of repairing the schooner. It is likely the vessel will not be repaired.
It was hoped by many people here, that arrangements would be made to have the S.S. Progress call here on Saturday evening, to take passengers to Bell Island to attend the dedication of the new Church by His Grace Archbishop Howley. Word was received today, that the Progress would not call at Harbor Grace on Saturday, as she would be engaged that evening in bringing visitors from St. John’s to the Island. Many regrets at the disappointment are being expressed.
Much discontent is felt by those directly interest in the Labrador fishery, by the delay of the Mail Boat. Especially annoying is the non-appearance of the boat upon this second trip, as much inconvenience and loss are said to be caused by this deplorable state of affairs, but the difficulty is to fix the blame upon the right shoulders. If the Virginia Lake is not in a position to take up service immediately, the Government should see that the interest of the fishermen are not neglected, and send some steamer to do this work
Dr. Mahoney drove to Brigus on Wednesday morning, on professional business.
Messrs. W. Duff & Sons schooner Kenneth Victor, of Carbonear, arrived at 6 p.m. today, to load fish for Brazil.
Messrs John Ryan, representing the Royal Stores, St. John’s, and Charles Thompson, a boot and shoe gent, are now in town.
His Lordship Bishop March, Messrs N. Munn, Sr., and E.J. Sheldon, went out on this morning’s train. Mr. Frank Davis, of the Bank of Nova Scotia at St. John’s returned to the city by this evening’s train.
A gentleman who is the owner of a splendid horse, took a friend for a drive one evening lately. During the drive, the owner dilated upon the excellent qualities of the animal, which required the control of a skilled hand. Every now and then the driver would soothingly exclaim, “Steady Ben, steady”. The friend asked the owner how it was he did not give the animal its full name. “What do you mean?” asked the driver. “Well,” said the friend, “you should call him Ben Hur”. “Ha ha” laughed the owner, “That is the finest mare this day in Harbor Grace.”
It would be a great benefit to the persons frequenting the locality of Connell’s Lane, East of Miss Goff’s shop, it the proper authorities would see that the lane is immediately made safe for pedestrians. The lane is not more than 5 feet wide, and at present the wall on the West side, a few yards from Water Street, is down, causing the ground to fall away fully half the width of the lane. An unwary pedestrian at night, may fall in this displacement, which drops at least five feet, and receive serious injury.
The Danish three masted schooner Vera, Captain Mygind, finished loading at Messrs Murray & Crawford’s this morning. Her cargo consists of 2000 sealskins, and 104 tuns seal oil, contained in 843 barrels. This vessel has cleared and is now ready for sea. She will probably sail for Glasgow tomorrow morning. CORRESPONDENT. Hr. Grace, June 27th, 1907."
| June 29, 1907 || BURGEO || "The schooner Gladys S. left here on Monday 17th June, for Oporto, fish laden, from the firm of Messrs R & T Moulton. She carried about 8,000 quintals. A young man from Carbonear will navigate her.
The schooner Maud of Jersey, sailed from the firm of Clement & Co. on Thursday 20th., for Channel, where she will finish loading fish for abroad.
The schooner Thomas and Eric, returned from Sydney during the past week, coal laden for different firms. The latter left again on Saturday 22nd., for a second cargo.
The schooner Minnie J Smith, of Penny & Sons, Ramea, arrived here on Tuesday, 18th. She will finish loading fish from the firm of Samways & Mathews and sail for abroad.
The schooner Agnes returned on Friday 21st, to the firm of T Moulton, from a trading trip Eastwards.
A large quantity of halibut has been taken here within the past two months, by a few parties engaged in this fishery, which so far sold fairly well at St. John’s and Sydney, whither it was shipped. On Friday evening, one of the fishermen returned from the grounds with 86 large fish, which are now awaiting Monday’s Glencoe, for shipment to Sydney.
The cod fishery so far here has been poor, but it is to be hoped that an improvement will soon be shown. Caplin struck in on Saturday, 22nd, and one trap boat secured a quantity by the use of the seine.
The schooners Rowena and Landseer returned to the firms of R. Moulton, M.H.A., and J & R. Matthews, on Saturday 22nd., from trading trips Eastwards.
There was much discussion early last week over the cause of the S.S. Prospero's delay at Channel upon return from Bonne Bay. To an onlooker, the question assumes the following colour: The Purser of the Prospero, being privileged to purchase fresh halibut for the St. John’s market, took a small quantity on board, when the Prospero was bound on a trip West. Upon arriving in Sydney, he found that, if it were not immediately disposed of, it would have to be jettisoned, as it would not keep during the return trip. A Purchaser was found, and the quantity of halibut was marketed, but contrary to regulations, the Purser failed to furnish the export columns with the necessary data affecting the transaction. The authorities took advantage of this error and in conquence, were in council at Channel, on Tuesday, 18th inst. to avenge the cause of Newfoundland. The result was a fine of $400 which was imposed upon the Purser for a violation of the aforesaid law. Whether the error was intentional or unintentional on the part of the Purser we know not, but even if the latter, might we not say that the fine imposed is somewhat drastic? Within the past year there have been several cases of questionable justice brought before the notice of the South Coast people, and one would like to know if laws are framed and defended to give the greatest good to the greatest number.
We would inform our friends, and especially our opponents, that the strain of overwork during the past year on the nervous system of the “Town Pump”, has necessitated a few weeks rest, during which all irregularities of the public service, in so far as they affect the interest of those within the confines of our “pale”, will in all probably, pass by unheeded. We trust that they will bear the loss patiently, and that the latter class will be as willing as ever, after we resume work, to give us their kind and valued attention. In the meantime, we would say that we might find it convenient in leisure hours, to make know the fact to all most anxious to know, that life still exists. TOWN PUMP. June 27th, 1097."
| June 29, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "The Virginia Lake comes off the dock this morning, after being throughly repaired. The steamer begins her regular Labrador service, and sails from here on Monday forenoon next.
The Bruce arrived at Port aux Basques at 8.30 a.m yesterday, with the following passengers; Miss M Bulger, Miss M Bennett, Miss A Bartlett, R. Ingraham, F. Rennie, W. Williamson, J.J. Shea, Dr. V. Sleater, Rev. L. O’Donovan, Dr. W.F. Burrells, J.A. Young, Mrs. A. Mews, L. McKenzie. The express is due at noon.
The city was particularly quite last evening, and no arrested were made.
J Hearn who was at Goose Cove, making a survey of some mining properties, returned by the Portia.
Capt. George Jackman, of Ryan’s vessel, Virginia, arrived by the Portia last evening. Mrs. Jackman also came.
Messrs. W.H. Rennie and W.J Herder, who are at South Branch fishing, secured seven salmon, yesterday.
Yesterday morning, His Excellency the Governor, the French Admiral, and suites, visited the museum. They were received by Hon. J.A. Clift.
A Butcher of Hamilton St., was placed on the “black list” Tuesday afternoon, and for the next two years he will not be able to purchase liquor in the saloons.
Mesrs J Murphy, T. Holden, T. O’Toole. C Pomeroy, J Evans and D. Beers, leave for New York by the next Silvia, to join Peary’s steamer Roosevelt, on her cruse North.
Placentia Bay is full of fish, but as bait is scarce, very little is being done. Herring are plentiful at Sound Island, Come By Chance, and Sandy Harbor. Lobsters have been scarce for the last few days. The Portia reports herring plentiful in White Bay, but at Twillingate they are not so abundant. The Scotch folk at the latter place have about 20 bbls. put up to date. The girls are adept at the work, and can fill a barrel in twelve minutes. The natives employed there are catching on to the method quickly."
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