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YEAR END EVENTS MAY 1907
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| May 1, 1907 || CHILD RUN OVER AND KILLED || "One of the saddest accidents to occur in the city for some time happened yesterday morning, when the two-year-old daughter Mary, of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Moore, 26 Duckworth Street, was run over and instantly killed.
Mrs. Moore and her little girl had just come out of her house, and while the mother was talking to a neighbor, the child ran across the street. The Royal Stores furniture wagon driven by Denis Fitzgerald, was passing at the time, but neither the driver or J. Piercey, who was in the van, saw the tiny mite. The child fell and the wheel passed over its face and head fracturing the skull. Rueben Eddy, of the Martin Hardware Co., was near, and running to the scene, picked the little one up and brought it to the house. The face was badly bruised and blood was flowing from the ears. Death must have been instantaneous, as the child showed very little sign of life after the terrible occurrence.
Dr. Keegan was quickly summoned by Fitzgerald, but when he arrived the infant was beyond medical aid. The Doctor pronounced death due to fracture of the skull. The poor mother who was practically an eyewitness of the heart rendering affair, was over come with grief as she glazed on the battered form of her darling, who a few moments previously, was full of life and sunshine.
Supt. Sullivan and Officers Mackey, Walters, Stapleton and Byrne were quickly on hand and made an investigation. Fitzgerald was placed under arrest pending a Magisterial Enquiry. He remained at the Police Station all night. This morning the enquiry will likely conclude."
| May 1, 1907 || FROM THE BRUCE || The Bruce arrived at North Sydney at 6 a.m. yesterday, having had a hard time crossing the Gulf, the ice pack being as heavy as any encountered the season. She was expected to leave there at 5 p.m. last evening, but no news to that effect was received by the Reid Co. On the next trip, about 150 passengers will join her at Port aux Basques, mostly laborers for Sydney. |
| May 1, 1907 || FAIL TO APPEAR IN COURT || A few evenings ago, a thief entered the store of Mr. M.T. James and stole a small sum of money — less than a dollar. The matter was reported to the Police and Detective Byrne got on the trail of a lad named Peter Bennett, of Boncloddy Street. Monday evening, Bennett was taken to Supt. Sullivan’s office, and admitted taking the cash. He was let go to appear in Court, yesterday morning, but failed to attend, and last night, Const. Byrne placed him under arrest. His case will be dealt with this a.m. |
| May 1, 1907 || POLICE FORCE BEING DEPLETED || Within the last six months a number of young men of excellent qualifications, have resigned from the Police Force. Some had been members for a year and over, others for six months or less. The cause of their resigning it is stated, is due to the conditions under which the wages are regulated, viz., it being necessary for a member of the organization to have in 15 years of service before receiving a First-class Constable’s pay. At present, the St. John’s staff is several members short, and older members from the outports are being called in to fill the vacancies. |
| May 1, 1907 || MAN INJURED || A Machinist named Norris, working with the Reid Co., met with a painful, though not serious accident, at 6 last evening. He was driving out the Dock Gate in the van, when it struck the post and he was thrown out. His head was badly cut and his hip injured. Dr. Hutchinson of the Calypso, first attended him, and later Dr. Paterson was called, who stitched up the head and had him sent home for further treatment. It will be some days before Norris will be able to resume work. |
| May 1, 1907 || WEATHER REPORT || Yesterday was exceptionally fine along the railway, the temperature averaging 50 above. At 10.30 last night the following reports were received: Port aux Basques — W., light, fine, 48 above. Bay of Islands — Calm, dull, 58 above. Quarry — S.W., fine, 47 above. Bishop’s Falls — S. W., light, fine, 60 above. Clarenville — S.W. Light, fine, 40 above. Whitbourne — S.W., light, fine, 40 above. |
| May 1, 1907 || NAUTICAL || "S.S .Dahome reached Halifax at 9 a.m. yesterday.
Barqt. Sunbeam, Scanlan, reached Bahia on Monday.
S.S. St. John City was to leave London, yesterday, for St. John’s.
Barqt. Aureola, Turner, sailed for Antwerp, yesterday, with oil from Job’s.
S.S. Adventure sails for Bell Island, today, to load ore for Sydney, she returns with coal.
S.S. Silvia reached Halifax at 3 a.m. Monday, and left again at 3 p.m. for New York, where she will undergo complete renovations."
| May 1, 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || "Bowrings: Prospero sails West at 10 this a.m. taking in saloon; Rev. G. Hewitt, G. Bartlett. Portia sails Northward at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Reids: Glencoe arrived at Burgeo at 5.45 p.m. yesterday. Argyle left Placentia at 9.40 p.m. yesterday, on the Merasheen route."
| May 1, 1907 || PERSONAL || "Rev. G. Hewitt returns to Burin, by the Prospero.
Rev. T. B. Darby left for Carbonear, by last evening’s train.
Hon. E. Dawe returned from Bay Roberts, by last night’s train
Mr. G. Bartlett, of Burin, who has been in the city, on business, returns by the Prospero.
Miss L. Hawco, of Chapel’s Cove, is at present in the city, visiting friends.
Capt. H. Dawe, who was in town last few days, returned to Bay Roberts, last evening.
Mrs. G.J. and Miss Brocklehurst, of Carbonear, are at present in the city. They are staying at the Balsam.
Mr. W. Churchill of the Public Works Department, returned from Conception Bay points, by last evening’s train.
Mr. P. Woodford, of Harbor Main, who as been in the city making spring purchases, left for home, last evening.W.A.B. Sclater Esq., last night, received a wire from Mr. Frazer, of Morgantown, West Virginia, conveying the sad tidings of the death of Mrs. Frazer, on Monday. The deceased lady will be well remembered in the city, as it is only a year has elapsed since she gave, with her husband’s assistance, a dramatic entertainment and recital in the College Hall in aid of the Home for Incurables. Her last kind public act was to obtain the current Commander Peary to lecture at Morgantown on behalf of Dr. Grenfell’s work on the Labrador."
| May 1, 1907 || CARBONEAR NEWS || "Rev. W.C. White, Rector of the Anglican Church at Heart’s Content, visited this town, on Thursday.
Rev. T.B. Darby, B.A., went out by Wednesday’s train, en route to Burin. Owing to the trains and steamers not being able to run according to schedule, the Rev. Gentleman found it impossible to arrive at his home for the funeral obsequies of his beloved mother, whose death has already been chronicled.
A very large congregation of worshippers attended Requiem High Mass at St. Patrick’s Church on Wednesday morning. His Lordship Bishop March officiated, assisted by Revs. Dr. Whelan and F.D. McCarthy.
According to well-founded reports, general dissatisfaction prevails among the people of the upper part of the Bay de Verde District as a result of the present arrangements of conveying their mail. The Couriers themselves, and the people of Freshwater, are loud in their murmurings, and threaten to make trouble if the arrangements now in force are not speedily cancelled. They argue in favor of the old mode of conveyance, as it afforded a better service that the one now operating.
Mr. Ed. Penney, son of W.F. Penney, Esq., came in by Monday’s express to spend a short while with relatives and friends. He is one of many successful Newfoundland boys now studying at McGill University. By an explosion that recently occurred there, through the evil propensity of one of the unrighteous lads, Ed., along with two others, came perilously near being blinded as a result of its effects. His visit at this time is principally one of recuperation, ere he resumes his studies.
Mr. Jas. McCarthy, of Crocker’s Cove, is the man superintending the erection of the house that is being built by public subscription for the destitute Clarke family of that place.
The appearance of a bedlamer seal abreast of Mr. Pete Keough’s jetty, attracted considerable attention on Tuesday morning. One or two of Capt. Kennedy’s men working on board ship, quickly executed divers plans for a capture, but the “living pelt” knew no defeat, and outwitted them every time in their maneuvers .
As a result of a house to house canvas of the Building Committee appointed by the Methodist body, some $8,000 is now in sight as a starter towards the erection of the new structure. The committee took their bearings for making the canvas from a draft drawn up Rev. Chas. Hackett, while on this circuit, and which shows the town divided into eight wards, thus giving two collectors to each ward. The gentlemen of the committee deserve the hearty co-operation of all interested, for the thoroughness manifested in the work to date.
The schooners Hope, George Winsor, sailed Saturday for Sydney, and the Albert McDonald, on Monday, for the same place. Both will bring coal.
A meeting of special interest was held at the S.A. Barracks, on Thursday night last. A subject entitled “The Hermit of the Hill,” was very well rendered by several Army members. Ensign Pitcher presided, assisted by Capt. Miller.
An interesting event took place at St. Patrick’s Church, at 5 p.m. Sunday afternoon, when Mr. Thomas Sweeney, of Water St., and Miss Minnie Colford, were united in marriage, Rev. F.D. McCarthy performing the ceremony. The bride was the recipient of many choice presents.
It is reported that Dr. Ames, of Harbor Grace, who is now battling with the scarlet fever germ at Black Head, by order of the Government, has decided to take up his abode at this place, and continue general practice among the people. A requisition for his stay, humorously signed, influenced the Dr. to this decision. CORRESPONDENT."
| May 1, 1907 || BURGEO || "Mr. A Parsons, Agent for R. Moulton, M.H.A., at Burnt Islands, arrived here as passenger in a sailing vessel on Wednesday, 17th inst. Mr. Parsons has been ailing for some time and came here to receive treatment and advice from Dr. McDonald. We learn that the latter has advised him to seek medical assistance at Halifax, where by the aid of two or three Surgeons, his case might be efficiently treated.
Within the past week, two funeral processions have been formed to bear two other souls to the resting place of the dead. Both the deceased were inhabitants of Hunt’s Island. The first interment took place on Wednesday, the deceased being a young man, Charles Ingram, aged 17 years, the victim of consumption. The second took place on Sunday 21st, the deceased was the wife of Mr. George Kinslow. Both bodies were interred in C.E. cemetery.
The schooner H. Fenwick, owned by W.J. Matthews, arrived here from Rose Blanche in the afternoon of Saturday 20th. It will be remembered that this vessel was wrecked in the N.E. gale a few weeks ago. At a great expense and by sheer hard work, Mr. Matthews succeeded in refloating the wreck, and now has the hull finished sufficiently well to allow him to take his vessel to St. Pierre where she will be docked for repairs.
The circumstances which presented themselves to Messrs W.J. and A. Matthews, upon their arrival at Rose Blanche to attend to their interests, were not at all encouraging, and so pressed were they for men and measures, that they were obliged to don the diving uniform themselves, and spend nine days beneath the icy waters plastering the broken fragments of their vessel’s hull. The effect of this dangerous work has told seriously upon the condition of Mr. Matthew’s health and looks, but we trust he will soon return to ‘status quo’ in both health and financial measures. The energy shown by Mr. Mathews in this failure, has shown of what material he is built, and in what spirit he can set about to retrieve a loss. His vessel left for St. Pierre Monday 22nd, to be docked.
The S.S. Portia arrived from St. John’s about 8 p.m. Saturday. She brought a large mail local and foreign, but no passengers. From reports by wire, we learn that her trip West will likely fall behind schedule time, owing to the ice barriers she has been meeting on her trip to Sydney.
The marriage of Miss N. Prosser, daughter of Mr. Jabez Prosser, to Mr. Thomas Anderson, both of Burgeo, was solemnized in the Methodist Church on Wednesday 24th by Mr. C. Curtis.
The schooners Heroine, J Ross, Master, and Virgin Belle, J. Vatcher, Master, the last of the West Coast fishing fleet, returned from Rose Blanche early last week, with saving trips of about 230 quintals each.
Here, as elsewhere within the past two months, there has been much abuse showered upon the “dog”. Despite his being the “hero of a hundred fights”, he is not exempt from censure, as soon as the slackening of winter’s iron hand questions the utility of this animal. In consequence, various sign-boards are displayed before public gaze, warning all keepers of the canine breed to affix the necessary summer jewellry to the headquarters of their pets. Failing this, the dogs, which carry no insurance, or is in no other way protected, runs a great risk of being shot down like a common thief.
APRIL 25TH, 1907."
| May 1, 1907 || HYMENEAL || "Quite a number of friends attended the C. of E. Cathedral at 7 o’clock yesterday morning, to witness the marriage of Mrs. Mary E. Bishop to Mr. E.E. Bulley, Merchant, of Pass Island, F.B., by the Rev. Canon Saunders.
The bride was daintily gowned in a traveling costume of navy blue, with hat to match. She was attended by her daughter, Miss Olive Bishop, and niece, Miss Doris Martin. She was given away by her brother-in-law, Hon. S. Milley, while Mr. J.H. Taylor supported the groom.
After breakfast at Mr. Milley’s residence, Rennie’s Mill Road, the happy couple left by train en route to their future home at Pass Island. The News wishes Mr. and Mrs. Bulley every happiness."
| May 1, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "By the express, yesterday, several Mechanics left for Grand Falls to work during the summer.
Second Officer Field, of the Adventure has resigned. He was in the employ of A. Harvey & Co. over 15 years. Bert Cave now occupies his position.
A fine bull, owned by Sir Robert Bond, perished at Whitbourne, a few days ago. It was valued at $600.
Mr. J.W. Janes, Hants Harbor, arrived in town, yesterday, and will remain a few days, on business.
It has been very foggy along the South West Coast the last few days, and as a result the Glencoe has been delayed.
A message was received from Channel last night, saying that no ice was in sight; wind West; temperature 40 above.
Mesdames W. Fraser and J.C. Oke served tea at Canon Wood Hall Thursday afternoon, in connection with St. Thomas’s organ fund.
The S.S. Ethie left for Carbonear last night, from which point she will connect with passengers and take up the regular service on Trinity Bay.
The S.S. Walrus finished discharging last evening; her turnout is; 7,929 young harps, 2,214 bedlamers, 109 old harps, 1 old hood; total 10,253. Gross weight 256 tons, 3 cwt, 2 ns, 8 lbs. The shares have not yet been made up.
Last evening, Mrs. West of Alexander St., accidently hit a youngster with a broom, while dusting mats, and inflicted a serious cut on the nose. The child bled badly, and the assistance of a Doctor was called to dress the injured organ.
To date the indications are poor for a good fishery at Cape St. Mary’s grounds. Last season, several of the boats were fishing at this time, and some had good catches. It is early however, to conjecture, as fine weather would soon alter the situation.
A Scotch Captain, who indulged in to much strong drink last evening, and became insulting to some ladies, was rounded in by Consts. Stapleton and Walters. He spent the night at the Station and this morning will go before the Magistrate.
We learn that logging operations at Botwoodville, Norris Arm, and vicinity, have been on a much smaller scale this winter than for some years, and the cut is less than half of last season’s. The rivers are not yet open for driving, but a few more days of mild weather will make the conditions favorable.
Charles Spurrell, Painter with Mr. Warricker, while employed at Mr. Davidson’s residence Cross Roads, met with a bad accident yesterday morning. He was at the top of a 32 foot ladder which was not fastened, and when a gust of wind struck it, it fell. Spurrell, realizing his danger, jumped clear and landed on his feet, but the force was sufficient to break his left leg below the knee. He fainted several times, but later was conveyed to the Hospital, where the bone was set.
Yesterday it was decided not to send the Kite to the Magdalens, and at 2 p.m. she left Channel for St. John’s.
Schr. Margaret Murray, Williams, has loaded 5,464 qtls, fish at Bowring’s, and sails today for Oporto.
The Portia begins her regular summer service, on Saturday, and will take freight and a large number of passengers. It is thought she will be able to make all the ports of call.
A telegram from Bell Island states that David Whelan, whose death a contemporary stated to have resulted from concussion, died from pneumonia. He was engaged on blasting on the Friday night, but no accident such as was reported, occurred; and it was on the following Sunday that he died.
| May 1, 1907 || DEATHS || "FLYNN — On Monday night at 12 o’clock, Annie, (Wan) daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D.A. Flynn, aged 8 ½ years. Funeral today at 2.30 p.m., from her late residence 82 Barnes Road.
PHELAN — On Monday morning, Johanna, relict, of the late James Phelan, aged 62 years, leaving 2 sons, (one in Canso N.S.) and 2 daughters. Funeral today at 2.30 p.m., from her late residence Duckworth Street. Nova Scotian papers please copy."
| May 2, 1907 || ANOTHER BOY ARRESTED || At 9 o’clock last night, Sergt. Oliphant and Detective Byrne arrested a crippled lad and conducted him to the Police Station. He was employed with Mr. E. Malone, Tailor, and is charged with stealing a small sum of money from him. He spent the night in a cell, and this morning will be before the Magistrate for trial. |
| May 2, 1907 || FELL OFF THE TRAIN || The shore train last night, brought in a Sealer named Dinn, who fell off the 6 p.m. outward train near Woodford’s Station. Dinn, it appears, had taken a little too much, and somewhere near Woodford’s, fell from the train. After a few minutes he was missed by his companions, who reported the matter to the Conductor. Search was made, but no sign of the missing man could be learned. At the next station the R.N. Co., were informed of the happening, and instructions were given the shore train to keep a good look out for him. This side of Woodford’s he was found, being on the track waiting for the train to pass. He was nothing the worse from the fall, and his escape without injury was miraculous. Upon reaching town he was taken to the Station for safe keeping. Almost $50 was found on his person. |
| May 2, 1907 || BRUCE PASSENGERS || The S.S. Bruce arrived at Port aux Basques at 10.35 last night, bringing the following passengers; W.A. MacKay, M.F. Carroll, P.D. Parks, Capt. C. Ozen, Mrs. W.A Lott, Mrs. P. Gaul, Mrs. J.W. Parsons, Miss L. Noih, P.B. Bean, P.F. Winslow, Mrs. J.J. Boyle, E. Pike, W.G. Hodgeskin, J. Gould, George Ball in saloon, and 75 in steerage. The express left at 12.30 this morning and is due at noon tomorrow. |
| May 2, 1907 || WEATHER REPORT || It was fine and warm along the railway yesterday forenoon, but in the afternoon it was raining East from Bishop’s Falls. There was a change last night, and at 10.30 the following reports were received. Port aux Basques — S.W.; light; dull; 44 above. Bay of Islands — N.W.; light; foggy; 44 above. Quarry — N.W.; light; foggy; 29 above. Bishop’s Falls — S.W.; light;dull; 30 above. Clarenville — S.W.; eight; raining, 50 above. Whitbourne — S.W.; light; cloudy, 46 above. |
| May 2, 1907 || ALONG THE LINE || The 6 p.m. train yesterday, took out about 60 passengers including: Rev. Dr. Whealan, P. Conran, J.J. Brien, P. Mansfield, Miss Curran, and some of the Walrus crew. The shore train arrived at 10 last night, bringing P.F. O’Reilly, W. and Mrs. Kennedy, J. McRae, and a few others. |
| May 2, 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || "Bowrings: Prospero reached Cape Broyle last evening, going West.
Reids: Glencoe arrived at Hermitage Cove, at 6.45 p.m. yesterday. Argyle left Sound Island at 10.30 a.m. yesterday, inward. Ethie left Carbonear at noon yesterday, outward."
| May 2, 1907 || ANOTHER SUCCESS || "Miss Verne’s Second Recital: If Miss Adela Verne was delighted with the audience and applause showered on Monday night, she must have been more than pleased last evening. It was generally admitted that there would be a large attendance, but few expected that almost every seat would be occupied. The appearance of the talented artiste was the cause of an outburst of enthusiasm, testifying that she has favorably impressed St. John’s.
Her program opened with; “Ballade in A Flat,” “Nocturne in D Flat,” and “Sonata op. 35,” to Chopin’s setting, followed by “Grave — Dopplio Movements”, Scherzo. Funeral march Finale —“The Wind Moaning o’er the Grave.” Our young vocalist, Miss Ida Winter, then charmingly sang “I Wonder Why” to Miss Verne’s accompaniment. She received richly deserved applause and pleasingly responded to an encore. Miss Verne again appeared, and gave, “Spring Song,” and “Bees Wedding” and “Scherzo” by Mendelson, “Why?” Schumann, and a Staccato Study by Rubenstein.
Dr. MacPherson was then heard in Clifton Bingham’s “For Me”, to Miss Verne’s accompaniment, and was at his best. The audience did not fail to appreciate the Doctor’s effort, and applauded until he reappeared. Miss Verne’s final numbers were: ""Prelude"", Rachmaninoff, ""Spring"", ""Greeg Etude in F. minor"", Liszt; ""Etude (for left hand only)"", M. Wurm, ""Spinning Song"" (from the Flying Dutchman) Wagner Liszt, and ""Military March"", Schubert-Tansig. Each item was exquisitely rendered and left the audience wishing for more. It will be learned with pleasure that arrangements have been made for another recital, which will take place tomorrow evening. To give those in stores an opportunity of attending, the programme will not commence until 9 o’clock."
| May 2, 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || "Mr. James Cron left for St. John’s by this evening’s train, on business.
Mr. Edward Sheehan, son of Mr. James Sheehan, of this town, for some time assisted at the Reid Nfld. Co.’s Station at Lewisporte, has been appointed Station Master at Avondale.
Mr. T.W. Pumphrey of the Postal-Telegraphs, who has been at Burin for 10 days, returned by last night’s train, and Mr. K.D. McRae, from St. John’s, whither he had come by the S.S. Adventure from Sydney, also came in.
The funeral of the late Mr. William Kennedy took place, on Monday afternoon, and was largely attended by the British Society, of which Mr. Kennedy has been a member, accompanying the remains of their late brother to their last resting place. Interment was at the Methodist cemetery.
Lieut. - Col Rees, S.A., left by this afternoon’s train for Carbonear, where he will conduct a special service tonight. Tomorrow he goes to Bay Roberts where he will deliver a lecture that night on “The Growth of the Army”. On Thursday night, the Lieut. - Colonel will repeat, at Port de Grave, the lecture, “In and Out of Prison,” which was given here last night.
Mrs. Patrick Lahey, who went on a visit to her son at Sydney some weeks ago, was later met there by her daughter Annie, who was living in Boston for 5 years. The daughter remained with her mother and brother at Sydney, 3 weeks, when she returned to Boston. Mrs. Lahey is expected home about May 13th.
Mr. J.E. Henderson, son of the late Mr. Thomas Henderson, from Cleveland , Ohio, on a visit to his sister, Mrs. H.H. Parsons; Mrs. Arthur Gordon and child, from Boston, to see her mother, Mrs. Valentine Webber, and Mrs. George Whiteway and her daughter Maud, from Lawrence Mass, arrived by last night’s express. Mrs. Whiteway had been in Lawrence since August last.
An old man, whose home is on the Goulds Road near Brigus, was arrested by the Police here last week, on the suspicion that he was obtaining money and goods under false pretenses. The suspect was before the Judge today, and was remanded till such time as information concerning his circumstances and actions can be obtained. The postponed case, in which a woman claimed payment from two men for washing done for them at Labrador, three years ago, was resumed today, but owing to the evidence produced, the case was non-suited.
The only case for which a Jury was called during the spring term of the Supreme Court here, this year, was heard yesterday. The case is cited as Crandell vs. Archibald Bros. It appears the defendants brought the plaintiff and his wife from Lynn, Mass., to work in their factory (boot and shoe) last September, and dismissed him from their employ early in January of the present year. The plaintiff sued for wages alleged to be due him by reason of his dismissal. Messrs Howley and Kearney for plaintiff; Mr. Knight for the defendants.
The case occupied nearly all day, the respective Lawyers endeavoring to enlist the sympathies of the jury for their clients, but the hard-headed Jurors considered only the bearing of the law upon the matter, and after hearing the Judge’s address, retired to find a verdict, which after a short delay, was brought back to the Court. The plaintiff got a verdict for 1 week’s wages at the rate of $9 per week, with cost in the case. In the interval, while awaiting the return of the Jury, Mr. Kearney made a motion in Chambers to obtain a fiat to the will of one Batten, which was granted.
At the Citadel on Monday night, Lieut-Col Rees delivered the lecture entitled “In and Out of Prison”. Mr. Edward Parsons acted as Chairman, and introduced the lecturer in a few well chosen words, after which the Lieut-Col. came forward and expressed his pleasure at being present to deliver the lecture, which was not about what he had read, but was a page in his own life’s history.
The lecture was a rehearsal of a story connected with the early days of the Salvation Army’s fighting in England, full of trials, hard work and blows, and that story was told in a way which held the interest and attention of the audience from the start to the finish. The lecturer gives the impression that he is a man of great energy and has made himself conspicuous in different campaigns during the past 28 years, and his description of the several points which made up the story, was well executed and merited well the appreciation of the assembly. Many incidents, which called forth the sympathy of his listeners, were related, some amusing stories were told, and the entire lecture, from the beginning at Blyth, to the conclusion, was well handled.
The incidents which made up the story were well chosen and connected, and the interest in them sustained. The lecture took over two hours to deliver, and did not seem to weary the hearers. Lieut-Col, Rees is a very pleasing speaker, being smooth, distinct, clear and fluent, yet not hurried in his utterance.
Mr. Archibald Gordon and wife left by this evening’s express for New York. Mr. T. Hanrahan left this evening, for Holyrood, to attend the funeral of his sister, the late Mrs. George Veitch, tomorrow evening. CORRESPONDENT, Harbor Grace, April 30th, 1907."
| May 2, 1907 || LAMALINE || "Work on the new Church has not yet begun, owing to such stormy weather during the past month. It is hoped that in short, operation will begin rapidly and that favorable weather will allow willing workers to push forward the completion.
From four to six feet of snow still remains in various places along the roadways. Such banks in recent years, have not been known during the month of April.
The Rev. H.K. Gilbert, incumbent of the Mission, is spending a few days at St. Pierre, ministering to the wants of the Church of England people of that town, who have been without a Clergyman for some time.
Miss F.G. Hann, Postmistress, is also spending a brief holiday at St. Pierre, with her friends, but she will return shortly.
For the past few days, some French Butchers of St. Pierre have been here, giving fairly good prices for cattle. They have bought a considerable number of oxen, calves and sheep, which will be taken over by the French tug St. Pierre.
The S.U.F. concert was held in their hall on April 15th. Doors were opened at 7 p.m. and in a short time the building was well filled. The program consisted of dialogues, songs, etc. The opening chorus “Britannia the pride of the ocean” being sung by Miss Elsie Payne, Miss Katie Hann and Miss Flossie Foote, wearing the emblematic colors. Miss Lottie Lee presided at the organ. All present enjoyed themselves thoroughly throughout the whole concert.
On April 16th the following night, it was repeated, but owing to the evening not being fine, the audience was not so large as on the previous night. The proceeds realized were beyond expectation.
On April 17th, a dance was given by the S.U.F. to the many friends who had patronized their concert, and a very enjoyable time was spent. The Rev. H.K. Gilbert was present during the first dance with his camera and photographed the gathering in costume by flashlight. The music was furnished by Mr. Isaac Foote with his usual skill. Dancing was kept up until 4 a.m.
On Tuesday 18th, at a meeting of the S.U.F., a vote of thanks was accorded the following young ladies who had helped them through their concert with untiring effort: Miss Lottie Lee, Organist, who also took active parts in dialogues and songs, Miss Elsie Payne, Miss F. G. Hann, Miss Katie Hann, Miss Flossie Foote and Miss Nellie Pike. L. M. "
| May 2, 1907 || NOT A STRANGER BUT TAKEN IN || "A young man in a central office is feeling sore these days as he is the victim of a huge joke. A well known Business Man it appears, told him a popular Medico intended forsaking single blessedness, and he was to be the best man. The Doctor in the meantime, had been let into the secret, and when he met with the “social lion” did not deny the story. The happy event would take place in New York and the knight of the high school and ruler was to be given a delightful trip as the groom’s guest. He was told to replenish his wardrobe at the “Kings expense” as he must be smarter than the smartest set.
Delighted with the honor conferred on him, he commenced making arrangements for the tour. The groom elect being such a “gay boy” was to be given a fitting sendoff. A suburban hotel should be the scene of a sumptuous dinner. The viands would be dainty and the wine old and sparkling, for he whom they would honor was worthy of it all. A list of jolly fellows who would grace the festive board had been prepared by the clerk, and he was about to interview them, when the joker, thinking it had gone far enough, gave the story away. It would not be quite fair to describe the victim’s feelings, more especially as the boys are teasing him over it."
| May 2, 1907 || NAUTICAL || "Schr. Margaret Murray, Williams, sailed for Oporto, yesterday afternoon.
S.S. Adventure sails for Bell Island, this morning, to load ore for Sydney.
Schooner Nellie M. Rumsey, is loading fish at Bishops & Monroe’s, for Brazil.
S.S. Bonavista, the first of the Black Diamond boats, is expected to leave Montreal on the 18th May
S.S. Rosalind left New York at 3 p.m. Tuesday; she should leave Halifax tomorrow, and is due here on Sunday.
Schooner Olive Fitzgerald, left for Harbor Breton, yesterday, to load fish for Oporto, from Job Bros. & Co.
Mr. Samuel Parmiter, died at Harbor Grace on Tuesday night at the age of 83. He leaves one son and three daughters. Mr. Eldred Snow also died on Tuesday night aged 40.
| May 2, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "On this date in 1497, Cabot sailed for Newfoundland in the Matthew.
The Walrus seals were valued at $13,890.78. The crew of 118 men shared $53.36 each.
Const. Simmonds picked up a bag of school books on Water St. yesterday. The owner can get it at the Police Station.
A message from Channel last night, stated there was no ice in sight, with wind S.W., light, and foggy.
The lad Bennett, who stole 50 cents from Mr. M James, Freshwater Road, on Sunday, was fined $5 or 15 days imprisonment.
The ice on Quidi Vidi pond broke up yesterday, and the freshet overflowed the road near Pleasantville and the lower part of the lake.
Const. Morrissey summoned a young man named Knight, yesterday, for buying liquor for a minor. The case was adjourned until Saturday.
Business has been dull at night in the Water Street stores, since they continued open until 9.30, through the thoroughfare is well thronged each evening.
The Magisterial Enquiry into the death of the little girl Moore, commenced yesterday morning. Driver Fitzgerald has been admitted to bail.
The Importers Association will likely celebrate the King’s birthday on June 26th and the brigades will compete for Earl Grey’s trophy on that day.
As soon as ice conditions permit, the other bay boats will take up their regular summer service. They are now in first class condition having been thoroughly renovated during the last few weeks.
The big snow banks along the railway, West from Clarenville, have practically disappeared during the last few days, in consequence of the high temperature. If the present weather continues there will be no snow on the road by the end of the week.
The St. Patrick’s Club’s May dance, in British Hall last night, was attended by about 80 young couples. It proved an enjoyable affair. Friends of the club are now looking forward to the Brigus excursion, which takes place this first general holiday.
The S.S. Louise was towed to port yesterday forenoon, by the John Greene. Soon after leaving here an accident occurred in the engine room of the Louise, and the Engineers had to beat a hasty retreat, the place quickly filling with hot water and steam. Those aboard thought she would blow up, and prepared to leave her in boats, fearing results. When the steam cleared away, it was found the accident was slight, and the ship was towed here for repairs, which are being effected at Angel’s.
Three arrests were made by the Police during last evening.
Const. Day, of the Eastern Station, who was very ill, has recovered and is able to be out.
Constable Long, who has been stationed at Bonavista for several years, has been transferred here, and will take up his duties at an early date.
The Bruce left Port aux Basques again at daylight this morning, taking over 100 passengers, mostly laborers to work in the mines at Sydney.
It was very foggy in Placentia and Fortune Bays, yesterday and last night, and in consequence, the Glencoe was held at Hermitage Cove until this morning.
A wayward cow going up McBride’s Hill yesterday afternoon, wandered into the Exchange Building, and was so charmed with the surroundings that difficulty was experienced in getting her out.
The schooner Mary Ella, 32 tons, was purchased, yesterday by Capt. W. Martin, of Perlican. She will be used at Labrador the coming season, and will be commanded by Capt. R. Snook, formerly of the schooner Rose May.
The schooner King Bird, Capt. W. Martin, will prosecute the fishery in the Straits and at Labrador, the coming summer. Capt. Martin will have his schooner docked, today for repairs, and hopes to be ready to sail about the 12th inst.
Capt. John McDonald’s schr Senator, which went ashore in last Wednesday’s storm, has been raised and taken back to Salmonier. About a hundred men accomplished the job. She was badly damaged, but during next winter she will be repaired. Capt. McDonald will fish in another vessel this season.
A country farmer came to town yesterday, and got in trouble. Early in the day, he lost a five dollar note in the East End Saloon, and as he continued drinking, by tea time he was incapable. Consts. O’Neil and Walters were escorting him to the Station when he became obstreperous, and they were obliged to give him a drive.
Const. Beckham, of Britannia Cove, who was paralyzed, last year, is to be pensioned. His Station will be taken by Const. Day, of the East End, who leaves for there shortly.
We thank the Rev. Dr. Curtis, Superintendent of Schools under Methodist Boards, for a copy of his report for 1906. This is the first of the Educational Reports that are usually tabled during the session, that have reached us. Extended reference will be made to it in due course.
| May 2, 1907 || DEATHS || "McLEOD — Passed peacefully away at sunrise on April 30th, at Bay Roberts, Alice McLeod, beloved wife of Thomas C. McLeod, Esq., M.D., and eldest daughter of George Tuff, Esq. J.P. She was much loved and her loss is sincerely regretted.
TOBIN — Yesterday, May 1st, after a lingering illness, David F. Tobin, aged 40 years, leaving a wife and four children to mourn their sad loss. Funeral on Friday next at 2.30 p.m., from the residence of Mr. N. Walsh, 318 Duckworth Street. Friends and relations are respectfully requested to attend without further notice. R.I.P."
| May 3, 1907 || DIANA ARRIVES WITH 12,500 || The S.S. Diana, Captain A Barbour, arrived at 9 o’clock last night, with the weight of 16,000 young harps. She has 7,500 young and 5,500 bedlamers and old harps. During the early part of the spring she was jammed on several occasions, and was late in striking the young fat. Since April 1st she has been chasing bedlamers and old harps. Thousands were seen, but the ice for the greater part of the time, was not favorable for the men to work on. Had it been good, the Diana would have had the heaviest trip she ever brought to port. On Monday she bore up for home, being then off the Groais Islands. Old seals were numerous at the time; but the ice was unsuitable, and as coal was running short, the Captain decided to return. Saturday last, some of the crew boarded the Labrador. She reported for 5,000 young and 1,500 old, but as her men were then in the seals, she likely secured more since. The following day the Erik was sighted, 15 miles off, but was not spoken to. The Diana’s rudder is slightly damaged, having been squeezed by the ice, but did not interfere with the navigation of the ship. She berthed at Job’s, and begins discharging at 6 this morning. |
| May 3, 1907 || ICELAND AT HARBOR GRACE || The S.S. Iceland, Capt. James Barbour, reached Harbor Grace, yesterday afternoon, with 4.500 seals. She has 1.500 young harps and 3,000 old — equal in weight to 7,000 young. Owing to the heavy ice, the Iceland was unable to reach the white coats until nearly all were killed. Since then she has been after the old, but found the work tedious, owing to bad ice. The men say it was the worst spring they ever experienced. Her reports of the Labrador and Erik are the same as the Diana’s. |
| May 3, 1907 || THE WASHOUTS REPAIRS MADE || In Wednesday’s rain storm, after the ice began to raft, there was a big jam came down St. George’s River, which caused destruction to the main river bridge, injuring it to such an extent that it was impassible for trains. The ice was so heavy that it moved the tower pier about a foot, and caused other minor damages. The Reid Co. had a staff of men employed immediately to make repairs, which were completed at noon yesterday, and at 3.30 p.m. a local express crossed the bridge, coming East, and the Bruce express also crossed early this morning. More extensive repairs will be made however, to make the bridge permanently strong. At other parts of the road, between St. George’s and Bishop’s Falls, minor washouts have taken place, but not enough to delay the trains. Repairs are being made at all places. |
| May 3, 1907 || SICK SEALERS ON THE DIANA || "The majority of the Diana’s crew were affected with colds during the voyage, making it necessary for them to lay up for a day or two, while one or two have been seriously ill. Edgar Thomas, of New Harbor, B.B., has suffered from heart trouble for several weeks, and has been so weak that he could scarcely leave his bunk.
Mark Frances, of Conception Bay, has been laid up for the past fortnight, suffering from an inward trouble.
On April 20th, James Goodyear of Catalina, fell and wrenched his right leg. The injured member has been very painful ever since, and prevented him walking. The mishap occurred in a peculiar manner. He was in the act of starting for the steamer with an old harp, when the line broke away from the pelt and Goodyear slipped. At first it was thought the bone was broken, but an examination was made after he was carried to the vessel, when it was found that the ankle has been badly wrenched.
Yesterday, one of the Cooks, Samson Melendey, had his right thumb badly squeezed by a door. He suffered much pain, and will not be able to attend to regular duties for a day or two.
The sick were made as comfortable as circumstances permitted, and this morning a Doctor will likely be called on board."
| May 3, 1907 || KITE AT TREPASSEY || The S.S. Kite, Capt. Gillam, harbored at Trepassey at 6 o’clock last evening. She is due here today. |
| May 3, 1907 || THE SHIPWRIGHTS DEMANDS || We are requested to say that the schedule of wages demanded by the Shipwrights, as published in yesterday’s Herald, is incorrect, and must have been furnished by some unauthorized person. The demand is $2.50 a day on all local work, and $3.00 on foreign vessels. As a mater of fact, no reply has yet been received. The answer of the Merchants Body will probably be received by the Shipwrights in the course of today. Sir Edward Morris, who is acting for the men, will meet the Merchants, at Job’s this afternoon, when probably some of the Sshipwrights will also attend. |
| May 3, 1907 || A BRIDE OF A DAY MEETS IT ROUGH. || Wednesday night, a young woman of the West End was wedded to the man of her choice, and after the nuptials had been tied, took her husband on Sebastian Street. All went “as happy as a marriage bell” until last night, when her father-in-law said her room was better than her company. The result was a row, which proved very enjoyable to the near residents, but the contrary to the bride of a day. Under the circumstances, she was obliged to remove her belongings, while her better half sought a Policeman to try and straighten up matters. As the twain ambled from the place, they thought of the local poet, who said: "Any old spot to stay in, in peace, and uphold the law, Is better than the riches, To live with your mother-in-law". |
| May 3, 1907 || REGULUS RETURNS || "The S.S. Regulus, Capt. Wakeham, 12 days from Barry, arrived at 1 o’clock this morning. She loaded oil here and then went to Trepassey, where deal was taken on board. She reached Liverpool after a run of 10 days, and remained there for six days, unloading. The cargo shifted on the passage, and some of the casks were broken, while others were leaking. The damage was estimated at close on $1,000.
From Liverpool, she went to Barry, where she was docked. Her bottom was painted and two ventilators installed, as the English law compels all coal steamers to have them. Six days were spent there also, as a full load of coal was taken on board. At 4 p.m. Saturday 20th, inst., she left for St. John’s, and experienced fine weather up to Tuesday last, when about 400 miles from this port, heavy ice and fog were then encountered. She ran South about 100 miles and then cut in to the W.N.W., but ice was again met, and the Captain was obliged to go South once more. Fog prevailed since, and she was obliged to steam at slow speed, while on one or two occasions the engines were stopped altogether. On the passage she was painted above the decks, and now looks like a new ship."
| May 3, 1907 || SUPREME COURT || The appeal from the decision of Judge Conroy in the case of Kean vs. Winsor, last year, was heard, yesterday. Capt. A. Kean, of the Terra Nova, prosecuted Capt. S.R. Winsor, of the Walrus, for killing seals on Sunday, and the charge being proven, Winsor was fined $2,000, half of which was awarded to Kean, the balance going to the Crown. Kean claims the full amount, Morison, K.C., for Kean; Minister of Justice, for Conroy. |
| May 3, 1907 || WEATHER REPORT || "Along the line, yesterday, it was very cold in the forenoon, with a strong breeze from the North-East. At noon there was a slight change, with an increase in the temperature. At 10.30 p.m. the following reports were received: Port aux Basques — Cold, Dull, 44 above. Bay of Islands — N.E. , light, fine, 35 above.
Quarry — N.E. fine, 32 above. Bishop’s Falls — S.E., light, fine, 30 above. Clarenville — S.E. Strong, fine, 36 above. Whitbourne — S.E., light, fine, 46 above." |
| May 3, 1907 || WOODFORD’S COTTAGE BROKEN INTO || During the last few nights, Mr. W.W. Woodford’s country residence near the Octagon, Topsail Road, was broken into, and considerable damage done to the place besides a big theft of silverware, cutlery, bed clothing, bedding, etc. The residence has not been permanently occupied by Mr. Woodford for some time, though occasionally during the summer months he has spent a week or more there at a time with his family. At the close of last year, the place was well barred up and the windows and doors properly secured. On Tuesday, Mr. Woodford was informed of the condition of the place by friends, and reported the matter to the Police authorities. Wednesday, “Head” Dawe visited the residence and held a survey, and after a little time suspected certain parties. The owner is reluctant in taking anyone to Court, but certain suspects have been named to him, and it is likely he will have to take action. |
| May 3, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "The Council holds its regular weekly meeting at 7.30 p.m.
Passengers leaving by this afternoon’s train will connect for Canada and the United States at Placentia.
The schooners Richard Greaves, Snow Bird, King Bird, Sunshine, and Silver Star came off dock, last evening, after being repaired and painted.
The S.S. Virginia Lake will sail for Port aux Basques, Monday, to take up the Bruce’s service for a few trips, while the latter is being repaired.
Mr. George Garland, of the Anglo Telegraph Office, leaves by the Rosalind for Halifax, en route to England, on a personal business trip.
The express crossed the Main Bridge at St. George’s, which was injured Wednesday night, last midnight, and is due here tomorrow morning at 11 o’clock.
The Bruce arrived at North Sydney at 4 p.m. yesterday, and was due to leave there last night. She will come to Placentia this trip, to land passengers and mails.
Mr. W.J. Scott, J.P., Twillingate, is now in the city, having his schooners, Dolly McC, and Sea Lark, made ready for the fishery. It is expected they will sail about the 12th, inst., for the Northward.
It is evident that the Gulf steamers are jammed, else they would have reached Channel by this time. While it is generally expected they have seas, much doubt is expressed, owing to the unreliable messages sent from the Magdalens during the spring."
| May 3, 1907 || A HARD PASSAGE || Crosbie’s schooner Dictator, Captain Moore, 31 days from Figueira, arrived yesterday morning, with a cargo of salt. She experienced hard weather and had her foretopmast broken. On the voyage over from Catalina, the Dictator also encountered several storms, and the sails were carried away; she was also obliged to jettison part of her cargo of fish. She is discharging her salt at Job’s Southside premises. |
| May 3, 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || "Bowrings: Prospero left St. Joseph’s at 4 p.m. yesterday, going West.
Reids: Glencoe left Fortune at 6 p.m., yesterday, coming East. Argyle left Placentia at 6 p.m., yesterday, going West."
| May 3, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "Judge Conroy resumed duties at the Magistrate’s Court yesterday after his winter’s holidays.
Capt. C. Dawe, M.H.A., arrived in the city yesterday, on business.
A pocket diary was picked up on Water St., yesterday, and awaits the owner at the Police Station.
The Whaler Hawk, berthed at Bowring’s North premises yesterday, and is being made ready for service. She will operate at Cape Broyle.
The schooner Rowens, owned by Thos Smith, Carbonear, left there for Bell Island yesterday morning and ran on West Point, Carbonear Island. She is likely to become a total loss.
Consts. Tobin and Morrissey arrested a West Ender yesterday afternoon, who is charged with being drunk. At 4.20 Consts. Nugent and Hann brought another to the Station.
Engineer J Stein, of the Regulus, leaves for Glasgow, next month, to sit for a certificate. He is an efficient young man and, no doubt will pass the exams.
Repairs to the Louisburg are now completed and in a few days she will be sailing from this port for Sydney. The work was done by the Reid-Newfoundland Co., and every satisfaction was given.
All the ponds along the line are now open, but the rivers are heavily swollen. After a few days of fine weather there will be good chance for the followers of Isaac Walton getting good catches.
The Southern craft are arriving in port slowly, owing to the backward weather. Most of them however, are prepared to begin the fishing, and after getting supplies, will be ready to prosecute the voyage.
The Council had a staff of men engaged yesterday, cleaning up Duckworth St., which work was badly needed. It would be wise if they had drains flushed, as a most offensive odor comes from the gratings, which is not at all conducive to health.
The Regulus reports speaking to Electra, Capt. Cunday, on the Banks on Tuesday. The schooner had met hard weather, and Capt. Cundy asked for the latitude, which was given. When the Regulus parted from her, the Electra went in the ice. She is from Bristol, and making a long passage.
Schooner Checkers, Rumsey, is loading fish at Job’s, for Europe.
The S.S. D.P. Ingraham went to Cape St. Francis, yesterday morning, and landed 20 tons coal and some lumber for the lighthouse. She returned to port at 3.30 p.m."
| May 3, 1907 || REID'S BONAVISTA BAY SERVICE. || "S.S. Dundee will leave Dry Dock Wharf, Friday May 3rd., at midnight, sailing direct to Wesleyville, from which place she shall proceed to Port Blandford, calling at following ports of call. Wesleyville, Pool’s Island, Greenspond, Fair Island, St. Brenden’s, Gooseberry Island, Flat Island, Salvage, Bonavista, King’s Cove, Keels, Open Hall, Plate Cove, Southern Bay, Indian Arm, Sweet Bay, Musgravetown, Brooklyn, Jamestown, Charlottetown, Bunyan’s Cove. Thereafter she shall resume regular service, leaving Port Blandford every Monday and Friday.
THE S.S GLENCOE will leave Placentia Saturday, May 4th, Passengers leaving by 8.45 train on the above date, will connect for the following points: Burin, St. Lawrence, Alternate Fortune, Grand Bank, Belleoram, St. Jacques, Harbor Breton, Hermitage, Pushthrough, Balena, Rencontre, alternate Rueben’s Harbor, Ramea, Burgeo, Grand Bruit, alternate La Poile, Dublin Cove, Rose Blanche, Port aux Basques.
Freight received up to 6 p.m., best and quickest route. Ship your freight and book passage via Glencoe."
| May 4, 1907 || KITE ARRIVES || The S.S. Kite, Gillam, arrived from the Gulf seal fishery via Channel and Trepassey at 8.10 last night with 170 seals. Since leaving here the voyage has been stormy, and after clearing for the seal fishery it was extremely so. The ship was jammed from the 16th March, until the 29th, and was rafted by the ice to St. Paul’s. After getting clear, she tried to get to the patch of harps, and in doing so got caught in the ice again, and remained there for 22 days. When she got clear the seals had passed out of the Gulf, and Capt. Gillam decided to return to port. It is expected that the Viking and Nimrod were within reach of the seals, but their chances of securing good trips are not considered favorable, as it would be late when they struck the seals, if they did. The Kite has not seen the Viking or Nimrod since April 1st, and her reports are merely conjecture. The spring has been one of the worst in Capt. Gillam’s experience, but he brought the ship through without damage, and also the crew without illness. |
| May 4, 1907 || BURNING SHIP ABANDONED || "The Crew of Twenty-five Reaches St. Brides. One man Dead. Vessel Leaking Badly When Men Left.
Messages were received yesterday morning, that at 8.30 Thursday night, the S.S. Prospero passed a burning vessel, 2 miles off Point Braeme, near St. Bride’s. Bowring Bros. wired Capt. Fitzpatrick for particulars and received a reply from Burin, stating that the vessel was a topsail schooner about 200 tons, and abandoned. She was painted French grey and lay at anchor, with sails properly furled. She was burning fiercely fore and aft.
During the day there was much conjecture as to the identity of the vessel, but in the afternoon, a wire from St. Bride’s announced that she was a French fishing vessel. The Minister of Justice, Sir E.P. Morris, received a message from Magistrate O’Reilly, that the vessel was leaking badly and the crew were obliged to abandon her to save their lives. Before doing so they set her on fire, that she might burn to the water’s edge and go to the bottom more quickly. The crew, numbering 25 landed at St. Bride’s, and the good people of that place extended their hospitality and made them as comfortable as could be.
One of the sailors was dead. He had been sick for some time, and it is presumed his demise was hastened by the excitement in getting ashore from the sinking schooner. As the abandonment occurred in our waters – a mile from the shoe — Sir Edward ordered Magistrate O’Reilly to proceed to St. Bride’s and make a full investigation of the circumstances.
Passengers arriving by last night’s train, inform us that the Placentia people say, the vessel has experienced rough weather and was struck by a “growler” which caused her to leak badly. The men worked at the pumps, but the water gained too rapidly for them, and had they not left her, all hands would have gone down. It is also asserted by the Placentia people that as she was only a mile from the land, the lives of the crew were not jeopardized. The Captain, it is assumed however, was not familiar with the coast, or her would have endeavored to reach port.
Magistrate O’Reilly has gone to the scene, and will report his finding to the authorities. Yesterday afternoon, Rev. Fr. Renouf, of St. Bride’s, who was in the city on business, received a telegram message, asking his permission to bury the corpses in the Roman Catholic cemetery at that place."
| May 4, 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || "Mr. Thomas Smith’s schooner Rowena of Carbonear, went ashore between Mosquito Point and the Island on Wednesday.
Messrs J. &. W. Madigan, clothiers, have received material from the Constabulary Office, St. John’s, to make up the spring issue of new uniforms for the Police force here.
A pair of splendid looking horses came in by Wednesday afternoon’s train, for Mr. W.H. Kennedy, and were conveyed to Dr. Strapp’s stables, where they were greatly admired by all who saw them.
Mr. William Spurrell, last week underwent a critical operation for strangulated Inguinal Hernia. Drs. Strapp and Mahoney performed the operation which was quire successful. The patient is now doing well.
Mr. Thomas Sparks, Carpenter, who was working on the schooner Nellie Louise, at repairs to copper displaced by contact with ice while returning from her last trip to Brazil, while hurriedly getting on shore at dinner time on Wednesday, fell into the water and received an unexpected and chilly bath. He quickly scrambled out again none the worse for his experience.
The S.S. Iceland, Captain James Barbour, the last of the sealing fleet to return here this year, arrived at 2 p.m. today with the weight of 8,000 young harps. Messrs Murray & Crawford will not make up more than half of last spring’s catch this year. Better luck next.!
Captain Samuel Parmiter, an old and respected citizen, died at his home at Otterbury on Tuesday night, at the advanced age of 85 years. The deceased was a member of the British Society. The funeral, attended by the Society and a large number of citizens, took place this afternoon. Early on Wednesday morning, Mr. Eldred Snow, who has been unwell for some time, passed peacefully away. This funeral also took place this afternoon, both burials being in the C.E. cemetery.
The guessing competition at the store of Mr. M.T. Jones was closed this week. Each competitor endeavored to tell the exact number of peas contained in a sealed glass jar. After the peas were counted, the number was found to be 689. A lad named James Carson of Bear’s Cove, was the successful competitor, his guess being 690. Mr. Dougald Whiteway guessed 688. This made the competitors tied, but as Carson had registered his guess (No.11) before Whiteway, the former took the prize, a gold and white China tea set with a large tray, the absolute gift of Mr. Jones.
District Inspector Bailey had a man before Court on Wednesday, changed with larceny of railway ties from near the Reid Nfld. Co.’s Station here. The defendant admitted taking one sleeper and was sentenced to one month imprisonment with hard labor. A party in Court after the prisoner had gone below, quietly remarked; “The Inspector has sent his “bill” to the Jailer for one month’s board and lodging.”
Three drunks, two by the Inspector and one by “Head” Freeman, were summoned to appear that day and admitted the charge. They were each fined a dollar or three days. The fines were paid.
Head Constable Freeman had an uptown dealer in junk etc., before the Court, today, to tell how he came into possession of a number of pieces of broken branch-pipe, evidently stolen from West End Fire Station. Mr. John Tapp, 1st director of the Harbor Grace Fire Brigade, identified the copper pieces as the property of the Fire Station. The defendant alleged that his assistant had bought the copper from an unknown boy, who said he had picked it up on the sea shore.
Mr. Kearney pleaded long and earnestly for his client, the defendant, and doubtless was the means of lessening the fine, which otherwise would have been imposed. The judge complimented Mr. Kearney upon his efforts on behalf of his client, and pointed out the seriousness of the offence. The defendant not having registered the name of the seller of the stolen goods, according to previous instruction by the Police, his Honor thought well to impose a fine of $20 or one month’s imprisonment.
The fifth re-union of the “Nelson” Club, held last night, in the Academy Hall, though not well patronized by sister societies, was fairly well attended, and the enjoyment realized by all who were present, testifies as to the success which crown the society upon all occasions.
Between the hours of 9 p.m. and 2 a.m. a program of 20 dances were gone through, and the participants must have been in good form to attend that number in said time. During the interval from 11 p.m. to midnight, songs were sung by Mrs. M.T. Jones, Miss Casey and Miss Aggie Thomey, the first-named lady rendering “In Old Madrid”, with “Fancy Little Nancy”, as an encore. Miss Casey gave “The Blue Bells of Scotland”, which was clamorously encored, but the lady, acknowledging the compliment did not respond. Miss Thomey charmed the company with “A Leaf from the Spray,” and being recalled, gave “She’s Irish.”
A light refreshment was served by Mrs. Hayes, in her own good style, which always elicits favorable comment. The music was furnished by Messrs Garland, Brazil and Power, who it is said will discontinue the practice of playing at dances, as it interferes with their daily occupation. If the decision is carried into effect, many will regret the absence of these talented performers at dancing assemblies, as they have always given satisfaction. Altogether last night’s assembly at the Academy Hall, was an acknowledged social triumph, and such events will always be looked forward to with interest.
Still the excitement consequent upon the action of those who are endeavoring to rid the town of the much abused dog, is undiminished, and knots of citizens may be seen in the streets every day, either earnestly discussing the question, or good naturedly joking with his neighbor about the side which he is supposed to favor.
As one passes these groups, he cannot help hearing the expressed views of the gathering, for he must stop and join in the conversation, such a charm has the topic for almost everybody. There are the agricultural group, the huntsman’s group, the woodman’s group and the miscellaneous group, made up of sympathizers of all the other groups. Of course, each group has its own particular line of argument, which is to favor the ends which is desires, and denounces the motives which it attributes to the opposing faction.
One party claims that the dog should be expelled, because he is of little or no use to his owner, that however well the animal is fed, at certain seasons of the year he will roam and destroy sheep and cattle if he can find them at large, that in order to follow a dog to the woods in the winter, the woodsman must be a powerful healthy man who is not afraid of hard work, for weakly man is unsuited and unable to perform such work, that said powerful healthy men need not undertake such exhausting labors as wood hauling, for under existing conditions of abundant work for the industrious man within his reach all the year round, he can supply himself with fuel without making himself a heart of burden. Because of all these things this set argues the dog should go.
The Sportsman is careful not to acknowledge the claims of the Agriculturists, but keeps his mind of his own interests, and endeavors to argue on behalf of the poor man who says he should not be despoiled of his property, in which he has vested rights, without compensation, and implies a laxity on the part of the officials, presumably the Police, for the undesirable conditions of the dog menace, as if dogs killed by the Police were not as valuable to their owners as those which the present petitioners hope to exclude.
The Woodsman has his idea of the question. He argues his dog is invaluable to him and is dear to him, remembering how he expressed his affection when last in the woods, by expressing enumerable expletives and kicks upon the miserable creature, which should be helping him with his load instead of exhausting his muscular energies.
Then comes the miscellaneous group with miscellaneous views. Many of these are not dog owners, but will not sign the petition to deprive the poor man of his dog, and this class of citizens is by no means small. Others have various views, but are not anxious to express an opinion because of their particular circumstances.
The result of the agitation is still problematical, but no doubt, good will come in the end. It is said the petition against the dog has been signed by over a third of the electors already, and the prospects of a majority vote are hopeful, a reaction in favor of the sheep having set in. CORRESPONDENT, Harbor Grace, May 2nd, 1907."
| May 4, 1907 || S.S. DAGFRED HERE || The S.S. Dagfred, 22 days from Antwerp, via Grimsby, arrived at 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon. She encountered boisterous weather throughout the passage. On reaching the Banks, field ice was met and she ran South to avoid it. The Dagfred has a full cargo of cement, sugar, etc., and is consigned to Andrew Murray. She anchored in the stream until this morning, when she will begin discharging. |
| May 4, 1907 || ERIK RETURNS || The S.S. Erik, Capt. Job Kean, returned from the ice fields yesterday morning, hailing for 5,500 young and 2,700 bedlamers, and old harps. During all the month of April, the Erik had been after old seals. Thousands were seen, but the ice and weather prevented the men doing much. The crew say they never experienced such a hard spring before, and were not sorry on Wednesday, when she bore up for home. Several suffered from colds, but are now enjoying good health. The Erik is leaking badly, having been nipped by the ice, and the pumps have been kept going for some time. The Labrador is now the only steamer at the front. |
| May 4, 1907 || NAUTICAL || "S.S. Dahome leaves Halifax, today, for St. John’s.
S.S. Rosalind was to leave Halifax, last evening, for this port.
S.S. Mongolian left Philadelphia at 10 p.m. Thursday, for St. John’s.
S.S. St. John City left Liverpool at 3 p.m. on the 2nd inst., for this port."
| May 4, 1907 || PERSONAL || "Mr. A Farrell, of St. Lawrence arrived in town, last night.
Rev. Mr. Campbell returned to town by last night’s train.
Mr. I. Kessop, St. Jacques, came to town by last night’s train.
Miss Adela Verne leaves for Canada by tomorrow afternoon’s express.
Mr. Block, who was in town on business, left by last evening’s express.
Dr. J.B. Lynch, Lamaline came to the city, last night, on a visit to friends.
Miss Jessie Reid left for Montreal, by yesterday’s express, where she will train as a Nurse.
Superintendent Shaw, of the Imperial Life Assurance Company of Canada, left by last evening’s train to join the Bruce at Placentia.
Mr. W.T. Guy, Manager of the Carbonear Water Works, recently met with a very painful accident, through a fall, by which his shoulder was dislocated.
Elder Gutherie, of the Adventist Church, who has been in the city the last two weeks, left by the express last evening, to join the Bruce, for Canada.
Mr. J.G. Warwick, West Hartlepool and Messrs J.H. Harrison and H. DeWolf, of Halifax, who were in the city on business, left by express last evening."
| May 4, 1907 || JOHN CABOT’S FIRST MAP || "To the Editor of the London “Daily Mail”
Sir, — In the course of some studies on the earliest explorations of the North-Eastern littoral of North America, I have come across evidence, amounting in my opinion, to absolute proof that the Island with the inscription “Litus incognitum” on Waldsemueller’s World Map of 1597, is in form a first-hand copy of the long-lost chart made by Cabot in 1497. I identify the coast-line of this map with that between Penguin I. and Catalina Hr. Newfoundland, on Popple’s map of 1733.
If my conclusions are accepted, Cabot’s land-fall at Cape Bonavista on June 24, 1497 is placed beyond dispute, and the extent of his exploration between Cape Freels, around Bonavista Bay, to Catalina Harbor in Trinity Bay, approximately determined. G.R.F. PROWSE, Brandon Hills, Manitoba."
| May 4, 1907 || WEATHER REPORT || "The weather was fine along the line yesterday, and at places the temperature was above 50. At night there was a slight change, and the latest report reads: Port aux Basques — S.E., light, fine, 40 above. Bay of Islands — Calm; fine; 32 above. Quarry — W. Calm, fine, 32 above. Bishop’s Falls — Calm, fine, 30 above.
Clarenville — S.W., light, fine, 46 above. Whitbourne — Calm, fine, 46 above." |
| May 4, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "Mr. R.G. Reid Sr., is expected from Montreal, early next week.
Mr. M. O’Brien, Harbor Grace, is at present in the city on business.
Rev. P. O’Brien, P.P., Mobile, who was in town on business, returned home yesterday.
Three arrests were made by the Police last evening. One was permitted to go on depositing $1.
Kenneth McDonald, who went to Glasgow and received a Second Engineer’s ticket, goes on the Dundee again, this summer.
No arrests have been made in connection with the robbery at Woodford’s Cottage, but “Head” Dawe is now at the scene, investigating, and will likely make an arrest today.
At Torbay, Pouch Cove, Portugal Cove, and other places in that neighborhood, all the fishermen are making preparations for the summer’s work, and expect to begin next week.
A number of men were engaged, yesterday, removing the cargo of the schooner, Rowena, which went ashore on Carbonear Island. The vessel is likely to become a total loss.
The new Anglican Church at the Goulds will likely be consecrated on May 24th. On Sept. 20th, last, the foundation stone was laid by Hon. George Knowling, and the pretty building is now almost completed.
The local fishermen are now preparing for the fishery, and if the conditions permit, some will make a try on the grounds today. Several fine fish have already been taken, and the chances are favorable for the fishermen doing well.
Azariah Parsons, son of Capt. Parsons, H.M.C., who left for Halifax 18 months ago to work at the Steam Cooperage at Richmond, was killed on Tuesday, in a railway accident. The body is being brought home by the Rosalind for burial. His wife is at present visiting friends in the city.
Rev. W. Kirby, who for many years attended to the spiritual wants of the C.E. people of King’s Cove, and retired last year, was presented with a well filled purse by his people. The members of the Women’s Association, as an evidence of their appreciation, have given the Rev. Gentleman a house, and he hopes to spend the remainder of his days there.
The Missionary Services at Alexander Street Church, which had been deferred, are to be held tomorrow. Rev. W.H. Browning, President of the Conference, has come from Western Bay, and preaches in the morning, and speaks at the platform meeting in the evening. Rev. E.J. Pratt, of Bell Island, is also to address the meeting, which will be presided over by Mr. Geo. Gushue, assisted by the Pastor. In the afternoon, a Children’s Service is to be held, when the young people will have special singing and exercises. All are cordially invited. Collection for Foreign Missions at all the services.
The express left Glenwood at 1 a.m. and is due here at 3.50 this afternoon.
About 150 young men will leave by the next Bruce for Sydney, to engage at mining work.
The officers of Onward lodge, I.O.G.T., were installed last night by the Rev. J Thackeray, at the Oddfellow’s Hall.
Today is the anniversary of the strike for more pay, by the railroad laborers, in which Maddigan and Holmes were arrested in 1882.
A valuable mare, owned by W. Sage, Cabman, perished yesterday morning. A few days ago she picked up a nail, which was the cause of death.
At noon yesterday, the Reid Co. received the following message from Capt. Delaney of the Bruce “Ship 90 miles S.S.E. of Low Point, clear of ice; prospects good.” According to weather conditions she should reach Placentia this morning.
Yesterday, two men from Brigus were in town selling trout that they had caught near Brigus Junction. They had about 40 dozen which sold readily at 30 a dozen. [Exactly as printed. GW]
A settlement has not yet been reached regarding the claim of the laborers for an increase of wages. A meeting of the Laborers’ Union takes place this evening, when the subject will be further discussed.
Rev. H. Earle, of Greenspond, will arrive by the Portia, on brief visit.
The S.S. Euphrates leaves Harbor Grace today for Northern ports, with the Iceland’s Crew.
The Glencoe brought the following passengers to Placentia: Rev. Mr. Campbell, Rev. Mr. Middleton, I. Kessop, J. Burke, Dr. Lynch, J. Farrell, W. Hydan, Miss King, Mrs. King, D. Chafe.
At the Supreme Court last evening, Chief Justice Horwood and Justice Emerson handed down their judgment in the case of Capt. Kean for the recovery of the whole amount of the verdict against Capt. Winsor, for killing seals on Sunday. The order has been refused. Morrison K.C. for Kean; Attorney - General for Crown."
| May 6, 1907 || DROWNING ACCIDENT || "Body Recovered Yesterday.
Yesterday morning, the Police were informed that one of the crew of the S.S. St. Gothard, lying at Baine Johnsons’s Southside premises, had been drowned during the night. Search was made for the body during the day, by a number of Southside workmen and the ship’s crew, and at 4.30 was taken to the surface, by James Reid and Joseph Garland. The body was placed in a boat and covered with a sail, the Police being later notified. Constable James MacKey was sent to take charge of the remains, and had it rowed over in the boat to the this side, and taken to the morgue. A post mortem was held by Dr. Rendell before supper, who pronounced “death due to drowning,” there being no marks of violence on the body. The unfortunate Seaman was Emile Sundman, a native of Stockholm, and according to his shipping papers, the ship’s Captain told a News Reporter, about 67 years old.
He was an able Seaman on the steamer since December last, and Saturday night, was engaged as Deck Watchman. He was seen on duty at 8 o’clock, but an hour later was missed from the deck. It appears that soon after 8 he left his work, and walked around the North side to obtain a drink. Near Flynn’s saloon, about 9 o’clock, he fell into company with two lads, named Herbert and Henry Gooby, Sundman was then in an advanced state of intoxication. One of the boys, Henry Gooby, left him near Job’s Bridge, and the other Herbert, accompanied him across to the Southside, to go aboard with him, and went as far as Baine Johnson’s wharf, where the ship was lying. Deceased attempted to board the steamer, access to her being by an almost perpendicular skid — she being high out of the water — and it is supposed that when midway, lost his balance and was Precipitated Into the Water.
The Watchman James Morrissey, and two others, James Ford and G. Hopkins, heard the splash, as did also the boys Gooby, who gave the alarm. The Watchman was quickly at hand, but not a sign of the Seaman could be seen, the only thing to denote where he went overboard being some bubbles which formed on the surface. The men on the wharf called out to Sundman, but no answer came. They then searched in a boat, but failed to find him, though a cap was found by young Gooby, near the pier. It is assumed that the victim being so inebriated, never came to the surface, as the place in which he was jigged up would be about the exact spot where he is supposed to have fallen over. The remains will be confined, this afternoon, and buried in the G.P. cemetery."
| May 6, 1907 || GULF STEAMERS COMING HOME || The Postal Telegraphs received a wire from their Operator at Channel last night, that the Viking passed East at 1 p.m., looking deep, and the Nimrod passed at 6 p.m. apparently well fished. They will be due here tomorrow night. |
| May 6, 1907 || LABRADOR REACHED PORT || The S.S. Labrador, Capt. Geo. Hann, arrived at 9.40 last night, hailing for 8,000 seals, of which 1900 are bedlamers and old. Her report is similar to the other late arrivals. For the last month she has been hunting old ones, securing a few every day. She anchored in the stream but will discharge at Job’s as soon as a berth is ready. The Labrador is the last of the Northern fleet. |
| May 6, 1907 || FROM THE BRUCE || The S.S. Bruce left Placentia at 11.30 a.m. Saturday for North Sydney, with118 passengers. At noon yesterday, the following Marconigram was received from Capt. Delaney by the Reid Co.: “Ship abeam of Low Point; expect to dock at 12.30; will not be able to leave before getting bunker coal.” She will be due to leave at noon today, and should arrive at Port aux Basques late tonight. |
| May 6, 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || "Bowrings: Prospero reached Burgeo at 7 last evening, going West. Portia sailed Northward, Saturday afternoon, taking a full freight and a large number of passengers.
Reids: Glencoe left Placentia at 11 p.m. Saturday, with the following passengers: T.S. Pooke, E. Bulley, Mrs. Bulley, W.A. Lake, B. Brazil, J.R. Taylor, Miss Bishop, Miss Gushue, Mrs. W. White and four children, in saloon and 7 in steerage. Argyle left Baine Harbor at 7.30 p.m. Saturday, inward. Virginia Lake, Parsons, left here for Port aux Basques at 7 p.m. Saturday. Ethie left Bay de Verde, at 7.30 p.m. Saturday for Clarenville. Dundee arrived at Port Blandford at 7.30 Saturday."
| May 6, 1907 || GARNISH MAN DIED ON QUERO || Halifax, May 5th — John Brussard of Daltebav, and James Ansley of Garnish, Fortune Bay, Newfoundland, left their vessel the Canopus, in a dory on Quero Bank. They had a terrible experience and drifted about for four days and nights. Ansley died from exhaustion and Brussard rowed with his dead body to Cape Island. |
| May 6, 1907 || HR. GRACIANS INJURED AT SYDNEY || "George French, an 18 year-old young man of Harbor Grace, was seriously injured at Sydney during March, and spent four weeks in Hospital, returned home by Saturday’s express. French was engaged unloading the door of a 40 ton coal car, which was frozen, when it swung down, striking him on the face. His head was jammed and badly squeezed, and when help arrived he was unconscious. He was conveyed to St. Joseph’s Hospital, where the Doctor dressed his wounds and he was carefully looked after. He is not yet fully recovered from the effects and decided to go home for a few weeks, as he is unable to work.
Bert Frost, also belonging to Harbor Grace, met with an accident at Sydney recently, and had five stitches put in his ear. He was not laid off very long."
| May 6, 1907 || BURGEO || "The S.S. Portia, upon her return from Sydney, Friday 26th, failed to call at Channel, and passengers waiting transportation Eastward were not a little disappointed as a sequence. Mr. J Moulton, of the firm of R Moulton, M.H.A., in order to get home from a prolonged visit to the branch business at Lark Harbor, was obliged to engage a vessel and crew at Channel, to bring him here.
The S.S. Glencoe arrived here from Placentia about 6 p.m. on Sunday 28th, again in command of Capt. R. Drake. The latter received very hearty greetings from the citizens of Burgeo, who are especially pleased over the result of his recent health trip. The name of Capt. Drake along the South Coast is as familiar in the vocabulary most commonly used by its inhabitants, as a “household word” and the time is not near when its mention will fail to arouse a just and praiseworthy interest.
In justice to Captain Spracklin, (in whose charge the good ship Glencoe has been performing her invaluable service between Placentia and Port aux Basques within the past two months) we can truthfully say that he has won a place on the top list of skilful Commanders. Despite the frequency of storms and fogs he has made reasonable time, and no one would dare say a disapproving word of the service given. On the other hand, all interested (and they are many) are sorry to learn that he is now ill, and are earnest in their wishes for a speedy and complete recovery.
The passengers by the Glencoe on Sunday were: Commercial Agents Messrs Janes and Miller, of Maunder’s and Marshall Bros., respectively; Dr. T.E. Bullard, Dentist, and Mr. and Mrs. R Moulton. Messrs Parsons, Street, and several others, took passage West.
The schooner Gipsy Queen, owned by Clement & Co., arrived from Rose Blanche early Sunday morning of the 28th. This vessel was driven on shore in one of the N.E. gales of March, but through the combined efforts of firm and insurance club, she has been refloated, and is now patched, for repairs on the slip at St. Pierre.
The Rev. E. Nichols, left by the Portia going East for Ramea, from whence he will proceed on a tour of his Mission. Since early last December, Rev. Nichols has been ailing and is not yet restored to status quo. He hopes some time in May to start on a health trip to his home across the seas, and is making a final tour of the Mission before his departure.
The complaints made in last week’s News by Mr. G. Penny, of Ramea with reference to the seemingly unfair treatment accorded his fishermen on the West Coast a few weeks ago, savours of justice, and opens a channel through which much might be said in censure of the service (so invaluable (?) to the country’s welfare) rendered each and every spring along the West Coast, by that world-famed armored cruiser Fiona. One cannot understand why a Government, who so loudly proclaim themselves to act for the protection and encouragement of fishermen, finds it necessary to patrol the fishing grounds with an armored cruiser to hamper the very fishermen they are suppose to protect.
To the average onlooker the action synchronizes with that of Pharaoh, King of Egypt, who while desiring a certain quantity of bricks from the hands of his bondsmen, very cruelly took away the means by which that quantity was insured. Regardless of the wrong he had done, he still required the customary output of bricks, and we know from experience that the present Government needs (if they do not demand) a yearly catch, during the present decade, equal to and much greater than our forefathers rendered in the days that were, before the S.S. Fiona and her noble officious crew ploughed the waves. There is little justice, and still less sympathy, in a law which compels fishing vessels and crew to lie over during a good day’s fishing, summons imposed upon them, through selfishness and envy. The Fiona and her officials must certainly have work to do, but her services should be rendered “to a less ignoble cause than to harass the fishermen.” TOWN PUMP. April 30th, 1907."
| May 6, 1907 || PARSONS MEET TERRIBLE DEATH || "Head Nearly Severed, Arms and Legs Broken and Body Mangled.
Allen Parsons, aged 28, met with sudden accidental death on the I.C.R. rails beyond Richmond yesterday morning, his body being mangled and bones broken. He was a Cooper at the Imperial Oil Tank Station on the Basin, and was on his way to work when death overtook him. He boarded at No. 201 Lockman Street, and left there with his lunch in his pocket, about 7.30 for the oil station. Some of the men, when on their way to the station, have a habit of leaving the main roadway to get on the track near the slaughter house, and walk alongside the rails to the oil station, with the idea that it shortens the walk. It is thought the deceased who was alone, did so yesterday morning.
It was blowing quite hard at the time, and whether Parsons did not hear the D.A.R. train going out from Halifax, or saw it, but thought he would cross the track before it reached him, is not known. But a train hand said, the deceased who was on the Western side of the track, crossed over in front of the engine, to reach the gate leading to the oil tank premises. But the cowcatcher struck him and threw him some yards, and then the train rushed forward and four cars passed over poor Parson’s body before the crew could pull the train up. Then his body was found doubled up under one of the cars, and the train had to be disconnected before the body could be removed. Death apparently was almost instantaneous. The head was nearly severed from the body, the arms and legs were broken and the body crushed and mangled.
Up to this time nobody had identified the deceased, but John Carroll, a fellow employee of Parsons, arrived just then and identified the man. Undertaker Spencer was notified and took charge of the body to prepare it for burial.
The deceased, who was a quiet, inoffensive man, well liked by his fellow employees, was a native of Newfoundland, and came here about two years ago and entered the Imperial Oil Company employ as a Cooper. He leaves a widow in Newfoundland, where his father, Capt. Parsons, a sister, and a brother also reside. Undertaker Spencer cabled the news to Capt. Parsons.
The foregoing is clipped from the Halifax Chronicle. The remains are coming by the Rosalind."
| May 6, 1907 || NEW SCHOONERS || A Lunenburg despatch of the 29th says: Smith and Rhuland successfully launched a well built fishing schooner Saturday evening from their new yard. The new vessel is a staunch looking craft built upon the latest lines. She registers 61 tons, and her measurements are 35 ft. keel, 20 ft beam, and 9 ft hold. The schooner will be known as the H.W. Stone, and was built for Captain E. Stone, of Newfoundland, who is here with a crew to take his vessel home, where he will engage in the Labrador fishing. The same enterprising shipbuilders will launch another schooner tomorrow morning, for Capt. Henry Stone, a brother of the owner of the H.W. Stone, who is also in town waiting until his new vessel is ready. |
| May 6, 1907 || WEATHER REPORT || Yesterday it was cold along the line West from Clarenville. At Gaff Topsails it snowed all day and rained between Bay of Islands and Port aux Basques. At 9.30 last night, the following reports were received: Port aux Basques — W, Light, 39 above. Bay of Islands — N.W., light, 38 above. Quarry — W, light, fine, 18 above. Bishop’s Falls — S.W., light, fine, 40 above. Clarenville — N.W., light, fine, 38 above. Whitbourne — S.W., Strong, fine, 40 above. |
| May 6, 1907 || PERSONAL || "Rev. Monsignor Reardon returned to Placentia, Saturday.
Mrs. Jenkins arrived from Trinity by Saturday night’s train.
Mr. C.F. Taylor left for the Northward, by yesterday’s express.
Dr. Burr and M. Gulnac arrived from Norris Arm, by Saturday’s express.
Mr. W. Soper arrived from Brittania Cove Saturday night on business.
Miss A. Guy of Catalina, arrived by Saturday night’s train, to spend a few weeks with friends.
Mr. W.A. Lake, of fortune, who was in town on business, left for home Saturday.
Miss D. Dawe, who has been on a visit to friends in the city, returns to Bay Roberts, this evening.
Mr. Arthur LeMessurier arrived from Chicago by Saturday’s express on a visit to friends. He has been away 16 years.
Mr. Cyril Duley, eldest son of T.J. Duley, Esq., the well known Jeweler, has just completed a four month course at a jewelers business college in Philadelphia, and is returning by the S.S. Mongolian, which left on Thursday night."
| May 6, 1907 || NAUTICAL || "S.S. Siberian is now due from Liverpool
S.S. Iceland comes over from Harbor Grace, today.
S.S. Dahome left Halifax yesterday afternoon, for this port.
S.S. Rosalind left Halifax at 6 Saturday evening for St. John’s. She is due tonight.
Schooner Empire, 15 days from Oporto, arrived yesterday with salt, corkwood, and wine, to Bishop & Monroe."
| May 6, 1907 || ALONG THE LINE || "The Carbonear train arrived at 9.30 p.m. Saturday, bringing A.W. and Mrs. Knight, Mrs. Jenkins, Miss A Guy, M. O’Neill, T. Collingwood, W. Soper, Capt. Taylor and a few others.
The Placentia train arrived at 2.30 a.m. yesterday, bringing a few passengers.
The Bruce express arrived at 1.20 p.m. Saturday, and two local expresses from Port aux Basques at 3.20 and 7 p.m.
Last evening’s express took out about 70 passengers, including: C.F. Taylor, Miss Adela Verne, Mr. Martin, W. Fleet, W.W. Bradley, G. Howell, P. Meadus, Captain Taylor, W. Everat, and fifty laborers for Sydney."
| May 6, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "A Blacksmith of Waldegrave St. had his name added to the cold water list, on Friday last.
Mr. B. Brazil, H.M.C., who was in the city for a few days, left for Placentia Saturday to join the Glencoe for home.
Constable Raymond, who was visiting his sister, ill at Catalina, returned to Carbonear by the Ethie on Saturday.
Mr. O’Neill, Bay de Verde, came to town Saturday night, to make arrangements for the coming season’s fishery.
Schooner Electra, Cundy, 37 days from Bristol, with general cargo to Alan Goodridge & Sons, arrived last evening. She met stormy weather right through, it being the worst trip in the Captain’s experiences.
A vagrant named Thomas Evans, who spends the greater part of his time in the Penitentiary, sought shelter at the Police Station last night, and was accommodated by Sergeant Corbett. He is without home and friends and on Saturday only, was liberated from the jail.
Magistrate O’Rielly returned to Placentia on Saturday from St. Bride’s, where he had gone in connection with the loss of the French fishing schooner. The Captain and crew have been placed under arrest and the Magisterial Enquiry takes place at Placentia today.
Capt Taylor of the schooner M J.Taylor, arrived from Carbonear Saturday night. Capt. Taylor, it will be remembered, was stricken with fever at Gibraltar and was obliged to leave his vessel and come home to rest. He has not yet fully recovered, from his illness.
The Iceland’s turnout is 1,715 young harps, 2,203 bedlamers, 591 old harps, 7 young hoods, 6 old hoods, total, 4,522, Gross weight, 148 tons, 17 cwt, 2 qrs, 7 lbs net, 138 tons, 11 cwt, 3 qts, 25 lbs, Value $9,637.06. The crew of 137 men share $23.28 each. T. Collingwood, who was at Harbor Grace paying the men, returned Saturday night.
Saturday evening, Constables Mackay and O’Neil were called to a residence on Duckworth St. East, where an inebriate was creating a scene in his brother’s house. The Officers took him to the Station where he was permitted to cool off. The prisoner is on the cold water list and evidently someone purchased the spirits for him, as he had two bottles of Jamaica on reaching home. An effort will be made to find the person who procured it.
Mr. T.S. Pooke, of the R.N. Electrical Department, left for Port aux Basques, Saturday.
The Messrs O’Neill of Bay de Verde, are now in the city, getting their schooner ready for the coming season’s work at Labrador.
The steamer St. Pierre-Miquelon, on her last trip to North Sydney, brought from St. Pierre 50 families, who were bound to Quebec. The heads of most of those families went to Quebec last fall, where they have been employed during the winter. Out of about 600 persons who emigrated from St. Pierre to Canada last year, less than 150 returned.
Mrs. W. White and family left for Belleoram by Saturday’s Glencoe.
Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Knight returned from Harbor Grace, Saturday night; Mr. Knight was ill during the week and had to be attended by Dr. Allen.
The new Church in the Goulds, to be constructed on Empire Day, May 24th. The service of consecration will be at 11 a.m. Arrangements have been made to provide a cold lunch at 1.30 for 50 cents per head. Rev. R Kilnee Woodward is hoping to see a large number of visitors from the city."
| May 7, 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || "Mr. R.S. Brookes of G.R. Read, Son & Co., Chartered Accountants, was in town yesterday.
Mr. George Veitch, of the Postal Telegraphs, St. John’s, is at present in town the guest of Mr. T. Hanrahan.
Mr. Daniel O’Neill, of Bay de Verde arrived in town on Thursday and left for St. John ’s on business, by Friday evening’s train.
Two cases of abusive and insulting language were heard in the Court today. The defendants in both cases were convicted, admonished, and asked to pay cost.
Messrs James Cron and Norman Munn returned from St. John’s, by Friday night’s train. Mr. J Hayward, an Insurance Agent, came in by the evening’s train.
An eel was taken out of the pipes at the hydrant at Messrs. Munn & Co., premises, on Friday, and was seen to be alive, thought shortly after its exit from the pipe it died. It was over two feet long and more than an inch in diameter.
The action of the Water Co. in replacing the dilapidated wooden tank, on Water Street, with an iron fountain is generally commended, and it may be taken as an indication of that body’s desire to serve the public interest. Never too late to improve.
The Shamrock Improvement Club of St. John’s, has hired the Academy Hall here, for its dancing assembly, on the night of it excursion to this town, upon the first commercial holiday in June. Everybody has a welcome for the Shamrocks.
Messrs Munn & Co., had news on Thursday of the arrival of their brig. Amy Louise, Capt. Sheppard, at Pernambuco, after a passage of 35 days; all well. This vessel, it will be remembered, was detained here about 4 weeks on account of the ice blockade, before sailing for Brazil this trip.
Messrs R. Rutherford & Co., on Friday, put up a new signboard over their store, and the prettiness of the design and lettering attracted much attention. This firm has taken over the shop opposite their store, lately occupied by Mr. Victor Parsons, in which paints, oils, varnishes and glass, will be kept. The S.S. Regulus is expected to arrive the latter part of next week with coal.
The S.S. Iceland finished discharging her seals, Friday afternoon. The turnout 4,522 seals, weighing 148 tons, 17 cwt, 2qts, 1 lb gross: 138 tons, 11 cwt, 3 qts, 25 lbs net valued at $19,780.91. There were 137 shares, the men making $23.28 each. The S.S. Euphrates took a number of the crew at 2 o'clock this morning.
Dr. Ames returned from his visit to the North Shore this morning, and leaves again tomorrow, to continue his work there. The Doctor has decided to transfer his practice from this town to the North Shore, making his headquarters at Broad Cove. He will permanently settle on the Shore at the end of this month. Mr. John Gordon, who assists in the Doctor’s drug store, leaves next week for Broad Cove, to arrange for the setting up of a dispensary there.
The writer saw two pairs of summer boots today, (men and boys) the uppers of which were tanned from sealskins. Mr. James Garland, Foreman of the Tannery at the Harbor Grace Boot and Shoe Factory, converted the sealskin into leather, which looked as soft and durable when made up, as if it was dongela. One may be pardoned for thinking that a new departure in manufacturing sealskin into leather in this Country is possible, and that a large industry in connection with this class of footwear may eventually be developed.
The Standard, in yesterday’s issue, published a letter written by Dr. Aspland at Peking China on March 25th. The object of the letter is to correct a misstatement (not the Standard’s) which gave the idea that the Doctor was about to leave the work in which he and his wife are generally interested in China. Mrs. Aspland was in England at the time the Doctor wrote, to nurse his father, who was slowly dying of cancer of the stomach. If, after his father’s death, matters can be suitably arranged with regard to his mother, who is a bedridden invalid, Mrs. Aspland will rejoin her husband at Peking. The Doctor lectured to about 70 members of the British Legation at Peking, about a month before he wrote, on the subject of Newfoundland and Labrador, and was to repeat the lecture to the students and faculty of the Peking University the next day. He also states that a tremendous anti-dynastic movement was then afoot in China, and says not to be surprised at anything that may happen. The Doctor had no intention of leaving China, when he wrote."
| May 7, 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || "Bowrings: Portia left Wesleyville at 2 p.m., yesterday, going North. Prospero left Rose Blanche at 7.40 p.m. yesterday, going West,
Reids: Argyle is due at Placentia. Glencoe left Hermitage Cove at noon yesterday, going West. Ethie left Catalina at 5.30 p.m. yesterday, coming South. Dundee left King’s Cove at 3 p.m. outward. Virginia Lake had not arrived at Port aux Basques up to 8 o’clock last night."
| May 7, 1907 || WEATHER REPORT || Owing to the line being out of order yesterday, West from Grand Falls, no reports of the weather conditions were received. There was a hurricane of wind experienced between here and Bishop’s Falls during the day, the worst since the opening of the line. At this date, East from Bishop’s Falls, no damages are reported, but it is feared it is otherwise West from that point. The following was received last midnight: Bishop’s Falls — N.W. strong, fine, 34 above. Clarenville — N.W., strong, cloudy, 38 above. Whibourne — N.W., strong, cloudy, 45 above. |
| May 7, 1907 || INVESTIGATION TAKES PLACE TODAY || "Crew Refused To Weigh Anchor To Get Schooner To Port.
From passengers arriving by last night’s train, we learn that Magistrate O’Reilly and Sergt. Kent who went to St. Bride’s in connection with the burning of the French schooner, returned to Placentia Sunday morning with the men, and registered at Bradshaw’s Hotel. The party numbers twenty-four, including the owner, Henri Pottier, the Captain, Ambrose Gurin, the others being fishermen.
The schooner was the Henri de Concale, and sailed from France on March 11th, for the Grand Banks. Two settings were made, and fish were found plentiful, as she secured 150 qtls. She sprang a leak on Wednesday last, May 1st, having been damaged by ice. Soon after, she made Angel’s Cove near Breme Point on the Cape Shore, and anchored in 25 fathoms of water. Dense fog prevailed at the time and the Captain did not know his position.
On Thursday when the fog lifted and it was possible to navigate the vessel, the Captain intended to run her into harbor for repairs. He gave orders for the crew to raise the anchors but they refused to do so, saying they feared she would turn turtle. We are informed that with the exception of the Captain and owner, the others favored abandoning her without delay.
By this time there were six feet of water in the hold and it was gaining rapidly. The crew said they were simply risking their lives by remaining on her, and would not attempt to get her to land. Permission was then given to lower the dories, but before leaving her, the hull was saturated with oil and then ignited. The Captain’s reason for doing so he says, was that he wished the ship to go down quickly and not be a menace to navigation.
Mr. M.W. Furlong, K.C., left for Placentia by yesterday morning’s train, to represent the Crown at the investigation, which likely commenced last evening, and will probably conclude today. Until Mr. Furlong reached the scene, it was thought the men would come to town by last’s night train, and arrangements were made from them to put up at the Seaman’s Home. Mr. Tasker Cook who usually acts as agent for shipwrecked French Mariners, was at the station, last night to look after their wants, had they arrived. The man who died was ill when the vessel left France, and gradually grew worse until death ended his sufferings."
| May 7, 1907 || WORK OF THE STORM || Yesterday’s wind storm was the worst experienced in the city and Conception Bay for many years, at this date. About Conception Bay it was severely intense, and tremendous sea hove in, which damaged the bridge at Spaniard’s Bay. Holyrood made a similar report. In town, the fence on Job St., at the West end of McLoughlan’s St., was blown down; another on Alexander; one on Barter’s Hill and a fourth on LeMarchant Road. Along Water Street, an occasional slate dropped from the roofs, much to the inconvenience and danger to passers by, and in two places the sidewalks were blocked off, so great was the danger. Fortunately no one was hurt. |
| May 7, 1907 || ARRIVALS || "P. Daley’s schooner of Salmonier, arrived last night, being towed in from Cape Spear by the John Green. The craft came from Cape Pine, under a double reefed foresail, and was scarcely over water until getting off this port. The schooner Winnie and Lillie of St. Mary’s, also arrived last night. She met with slight damage during yesterday’s storm.
Schooner “Stella”, Brennan, Placentia, loaded with Barter’s stone for Father Renouf’s new Presbytery, St. Brides.
Schooner “Alexander” Alexander Master, St. Joseph’s.
Schooner “Rambler, “ J. Rogers, Old Perlican.
Schooner “William” Jos Singleton, Salmonier.
Schooner “Lark”, Albert Hearn, Admiral’s Cove, St. Mary’s Bay.
Schooner “ Pointer”, J Collins, Catalina.
Schooner “Delta” W.C. Barnes, Harbor Grace, waiting to go on dock."
| May 7, 1907 || WHERE ARE THEY NOW? || "Knowling’s Wharf: Schooner “Gem”, Capt. Churchill, Bay Roberts. Schooner “Mary and Bertha,” Josiah Blundon, Bay-de-Verde, ready to sail.
Ayre & Sons Wharf: Schooner “Liberty,” Thos Russell, Catalina. Schooner “Forest Bell” John Vey, Grate’s Cove. Both the “Liberty” and the “Forest Bell” are loaded awaiting a favorable time to sail.
Pitts’ Upper Wharf: Schooner “Dauntless,” Williams, Cape Broyle, loaded at Goodridge’s wharf, waiting for a fair wind to sail.
Bowring’s Wharf: Schooner “Rose of Sharon” Levi Earle Carbonear. Schooner “Dolly Mc Callum, William Wells, Twillingate, loaded with salt cargo. Schooner “Sea Lark”, Philip Wells, Twillingate. Schooner “Lily A.W”, Wm Rogers, Catalina. Schooner “Passport”, William Churchill, Twillingate, loaded with general cargo. Schooner “Maggie” Capt. Mursell, Little Bay Islands. Schooner “Pearl,” Capt. Rourke, Salmonier. Schooner “Bonnie Lass,” Capt. McDonald, Salmonier.
Duder’s Wharf: Schooner “Springdale” H Roberts, Twillingate.
C. F. Bennett’s Wharf: Schooner “Robert F. Mason” Capt. Purchase, Twillingate. Schooner “Mary Joan”, John Butler, Port-de-Grave, loading freight for Bell Island.
Steer’s Wharf: Schooner “Experiment” Capt. Spracklin, Charlottetown, Bonavista Bay. Schooner “Little Gem”. Nat Percy, Silly Cove, Trinity Bay.
Browning’s Wharf: Schooner “Dart” Capt. Lockyer, of Trinity. Capt. Lockyer is loading the “Dart” with general cargo for his own business.
Smith’s Co.’s Wharf: Schooner “Geo Tibbo” Capt. Carter. loading with salt for Wesleyville.
Terrier’s Wharf: Schooner “Minnie J Hickman” Capt. Young, of Twillingate, loading for Little Bay Islands. Schooner “Henrietta,” Capt. Over, Goose Bay, Bonavista Bay,
Franklin’s Wharf: Schooner “Nellie Burns” Capt. Hicks, loading coal and general cargo for Catalina."
| May 7, 1907 || SUPREME COURT || "Before Full Bench:
The King vs. Augustus Sweeney. — The Attorney General moves for a day, Kent K.C., is heard. Trial is set for May 17th. The Attorney General moves for a special jury and for an extraordinary panel of 24. It is ordered accordingly.
Martin Sharpe vs. The Mannheim Insurance Company. — Morison, K.C. moves for day. Application deferred until today.
Joseph O’Rielly respondent and Geo. Crane Appellant. — Winter, K.C. for appellant, asks leave to put in evidence certain state and public papers comprising correspondence between the Government of Great Britain and the United States, of various dates relative to the American treaty rights in Newfoundland, and the report of the joint committee of the Local Legislature on the Bait Act in1886, and the records of the Halifax fishery commission of 1877.
The Court took recess to permit Council to consult together respecting this application. After recess, Winter, K.C., withdrew application.
John K Percy vs. The Exploits River Lumber Company. — This is an application on the part of defendant for an order for further and better particulars of claims. The Attorney General for defendant is heard in support of application. Winter K.C., for plaintiff, is heard and the Attorney General is heard in reply and asked leave to amend summons. It is ordered that he take another summons embodying original application and also the amendments."
| May 7, 1907 || NAUTICAL || "S.S. Rosalind passed Cape Race at 11.40 last night, and is due at 6 this morning.
S.S. Adventure reached Sydney at 5 p.m. Saturday. She reports ice packed tight on Low Point.
Brigt. Olinda, Randell, is loading fish at Baird’s for Brazil. She sails about the end of the week.
Schooner Golden Hope passed Cape Race inward, at 9 a.m. yesterday. She went on to a Conception Bay ports.
Brigt. Mayflower, Dillon, 29 days from Cadiz, arrived yesterday to A. Goodridge & Sons with a cargo of salt. Fine weather with head winds was experienced the whole way out."
| May 7, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "The S.S. Bruce left Port aux Basques at 4 p.m. yesterday, coming here for repairs.
The regular meeting of St. John’s Lodge No. 5 takes places in the British Hall, this evening at 8 o’clock.
Joseph McGill, Shelburne, has under construction a fine fishing schooner of 65 tons, for a party in Bonavista Bay.
Mr. W. O’Neill, late reporter of the Herald, has opened up a tobacconist’s store on Water Street, West of the Post Office.
Mr. C. Rowe, of Bowring Bros. who was at Carbonear, gauging two molasses cargoes, returned to town by last night’s train.
The Catalina banker Drummer’s Tax, Capt. Ronald House, sailed for Flemish Cap, yesterday. The Reliance and Cactus sail in a day or two.
The Admiralty have decided to convert the cruisers Blake and Blenheim into mother ships for torpedo-boat destroyers. The Blake visited St. John’s after the ‘92' fire.
During yesterday’s storm, a big sea hove in Conception Bay, and about Spaniard’s Bay and vicinity, caused some little damage, at the former place part of a bridge being washed away.
The fishermen of Torbay, Blackhead and vicinity, are now getting their salmon nets ready, and should fine weather prevail, we might expect some in the market during the week.
During yesterday’s storm, a big pane of glass in Mr. S.D. Blandford’s house, LeMarchment Road, was broken by the wind, which for the moment scared the inmates. The wind was the heaviest felt in that locality for years.
Yesterday morning, two important judgements were handed down in the Supreme Court; (1) Government vs. the Reid Express Co., (2) Government vs. the Anglo-American Telegraph Co. Judgement was given in favor of the Government in both instances. The facts of the cases have already been reported in the News.
Ketch Snowdrop and S.S. Jennie Foot are on the floating dock.
A resident of Cape Broyle, and a native of Harbor Grace, who imbibed too freely last evening, landed in the Police Station.
Messrs Ready Bros. of Mortier Bay, recently launched a new schooner of 85 tons, which they will use at the Western fishery the coming year.
The Ethie was unable to get to Clarenville on her last trip, only reaching Hickman’s Harbor. In parts of the bay there was heavy ice, but yesterday’s winds no doubt, cleared it off.
There was a big sea in the harbor yesterday, and several vessels dragged their anchors. The S.S. Labrador, anchored in the stream, was near going ashore on Chain Rock.
The gale was so fierce on the higher levels yesterday afternoon, that the Globe Steam Laundry van, which was at St. Bon’s College, was blown over. No damage was sustained.
At 2.30 yesterday afternoon, a piano case on the sidewalk in front of Chesley Wood’s store, was blown against the window, and a large plate glass was smashed in atoms. It was insured.
The remains of Seaman Sundman was taken to Connolly’s undertaking rooms last evening, and waked there last night. The funeral will be held from there, this morning, internment taking place at the West end cemetery.
For the first time the season, the sprinkling carts were out yesterday afternoon, and gave good service. The dust was blinding before their appearance, much to the annoyance of citizens, and it would be well if they were kept at work daily from now.
A peculiar scene was enacted on Prince’s Street at noon yesterday, when a party whose name is inscribed on that scroll of fame — the black list — arrived at his door in a cab, helplessly drunk. As there was a scarcity of male help around, five willing females, two of them fresh from the washing tub, with sleeves rolled up, assisted by a laborer, took him into his home up stairs. The cabby had to depart without his fare.
The schooner Willie George, L. Daley, of Salmonier, was towed into port yesterday morning by the Ingraham, having had a difficult time trying to get here. Coming down the Shore yesterday, all her canvas was blown away, and under a piece of sail to the main-mast, the schooner ran under Cape Spear, where the anchor was dropped. When the Ingraham came alongside, the anchor had to be slipped and buoyed, and only with great difficulty was she towed to port. She will receive new sails before leaving for home.
Some correspondence and editorial matter is crowded out of this morning issue.
The Archer and Forrester Company are playing at the Total Abstinence Hall in Torbay, and are having full houses every night.
The annual report of the Department of Marine and Fisheries for the year 1906, and the Rules and Regulations respecting the Fisheries for Newfoundland for 1907, have reached the News office, and we acknowledge their receipt with thanks. Later we may make further reference to the information they contain.
The Hon. Treasurer of the Church of England Orphanage gratefully acknowledges the receipt of $100.00, being a donation from Hon. Captain S. Blandford.
Friends of Rev. H Uphill will present him with a purse of gold before he leaves on his trip to England.
Charles Norberg, who was Acting Purser on the Argyle, returned to town last night. He will be stationed on the Clyde during the summer.
A quantity of postage stamps were lost yesterday, between the East End Post Office and the King’s Bridge Road. The finder will oblige by leaving them at the News office.
At midnight Saturday, just as Charles Kelly was closing his grocery store on New Gower St., some miscreant broke two panes of glass and then hurriedly made off.
We regret to learn that Mrs. William Canning of Forest Road recently met with a severe accident through a fall, resulting in her arm being broken. The injury done is serious, and it is feared she will be an invalid for some weeks.
| May 8, 1907 || S.S. NIMROD’S ROUGH VOYAGE || "Rafting ice Breaks Her Rail and Boats.
The S.S. Nimrod, Captain Baxter Barbour, arrived at 11.30 last night, hailing for 2,400 young harps. The Nimrod has had one of the roughest experiences since prosecuting the seal fishery, and she was within an ace of leaving her hull in the Gulf. Storm after storm was encountered since sailing from here early in March. Soon after leaving Channel she became jammed, and could not reach where the seals were believed to be. Not a sign of a seal was seen until Easter Sunday, when a young harp was picked up.
On April the 8th, the crew reached the harps, but they had then taken to the water, and it was difficult and tedious work to kill them. The Viking was among them when Capt. Barbour’s men arrived. Had the Nimrod been able to force through the ice, she would have been home long ago with a good trip. On April 8th, she was once again caught in the ice, about 12 miles N.W. of the Magdalens, and did not get free until Friday.
During the 28 days she was jammed, the men went on the ice daily, but were unable to reach the seals. Time hung heavily on their heads, and it was anything but pleasant to be cooped up on such a little steamer, day in and day out, with no prospects before them. Their position was perilous in the extreme, especially when the ice commenced to raft.
One night during a storm, all hands thought she would go down. The pans swept in over her, carrying away the quarter rail on the port side, and smashing the boats in small pieces. The sealers grabbed their bags and jumped overboard, as it was safer to be on the floe than in the vessel. A few who threw their belongings on the ice, and could not reach them quickly, lost them as the large pans rafted over and buried them out of sight. The men say they do not wish to be in such a predicament again, as the thoughts of being at the mercy of the moving ice were anything but pleasant.
At midnight on Friday last, the wind veered round to the S.E., and she got free. A heavy sea was experienced coming down the Coast on Monday, and Capt. Barbour sought shelter at St. Lawrence. Two anchors were dropped, and when she strained, the starboard chain parted. No other damage was sustained, however.
The Nimrod “brings the key” for this season, being the last arrival. The voyage has not been successful, but perhaps better luck will attend her next spring."
| May 8, 1907 || STEAMERS ARRIVE || "MONGOLIAN: The Allan steamer Mongolian, Capt. Pitts, arrived at 6.15 last evening from Philadelphia. Leaving there on Thursday last at 10 a.m., regular summer weather prevailed all the way. She brought 500 tons cargo, including about 4,000 barrels of flour. Mr. Cyril Duley in saloon, and 6 in steerage.
DAHOME: The S.S. Dahome, Gonst [Difficult to read - could be Gorst. GW.] arrived at 11 last night from Halifax. She left there at 5 p.m. Sunday, and experienced fine weather on the run. She brought no passengers for St. John’s, but has 7 in transit. She was 450 tons cargo, including a quantity of hay. A new Second Officer, Mr. Burns, was shipped at Halifax.
ETHIE: The S.S. Ethie, Gooby, arrived last evening, for bunker coal. The Ethie was unable to reach further than Hickman’s Harbor, and Clarenville which is her coaling point, being inaccessible, she was forced to come on here. Last evening, a coal supply was taken aboard, and at daylight this morning she sailed again on her regular service.
BRUCE: The S.S. Bruce, Delaney, arrived at 5.30 p.m. yesterday from Port aux Basques, having made the run from there to this port in 25 hours. She brought about 2 cars of freight, and as passengers: Mrs. Capt. Delaney, Mrs. M. Delaney and Miss Flynn. The last season has been a hard one in the Gulf, and in forcing through the ice, the Bruce had minor damages caused. She will go on dock, today, and remain there for about a week.
ROSALIND: The S.S. Rosalind, Clarke, arrived at 5.30 a.m. yesterday from New York via Halifax. She left the pier at the latter place at 6 p.m. Saturday, but remained in the harbor out of the storm until 4 a.m. Sunday. She brought a full general cargo, 8 packages mail matter, and the following passengers: W.D. Cameron, O. Hodder, P. Ellinger, R.E. Mason, J. Moore, S.G. Kean, Mesdames Rennie, E. Hubert, Emerson, L.A. Cameron, J.R. Upperman; Miss Gwen Hayward, and 26 steerage.
TORS: The S.S. Pors[sic], Hansen, 2 ½ days from Sydney, arrived at 4.30 last evening to Kennedy & Mullaly, with 850 tons of screened coal. The ship left Sydney Sunday afternoon, and at night ran into heavy ice in the Gulf. Capt. Hansen backed out of the floe and took a wide detour South, to escape further contact. She made in again early Sunday morning, and since then had fine weather coming along. She begins discharging, this morning, and when finished, returns to Sydney.
SIBERIAN: At midnight, the Siberian arrived from Glasgow via Liverpool. She left the latter on Saturday, April 28th, and experienced unpleasant weather, head winds and heavy seas prevailing almost the entire trip. She had a mail, 400 tons general cargo, and 87 passengers for this port, including; 13 in saloon. Among the latter are; Hon. R.K. Bishop, Mrs. Rankin, Miss Rankin, Miss Parsons, Dr. Chamberlain, J. Nunns, Mr. Harvey. As the Mongolian was at the pier, the Siberian anchored in the stream, and the passengers will not land until this morning."
| May 8, 1907 || VIKING WITH 14,000 HARPS || "[Note: Picture of Captain William Bartlett of the SS Viking included this date. GW.]
Stormy Spring in the Gulf.
The S.S. Viking, Capt. Bartlett arrived in port at 9.30 last night from the Gulf seal fishery, hailing for 14,000 young harps. The Viking left Channel March 11th with the Kite and Nimrod, and since then, almost to her arrival in port, met stormy weather. After hard butting, the Viking managed to get as far as Magdalen Islands, and on 31st inst., ran into the main Gulf patch. April 1st the men were put on the ice, and notwithstanding the severe weather, succeeded in killing and panning more than 3,000. Next day the crew went on the ice again, and killed several thousand, and on other days a few thousand more were killed and placed aboard. From April 1st until the 23rd, the ship was jammed. On the 24th, there was a change, and that day and during the next day, some 4,000 seals were picked up. This morning the ship will begin to discharge, and it is expected that she will turn out about 350 tons."
| May 8, 1907 || SCARLET FEVER || In the Fever Hospital at present, are 10 cased of scarlet fever, but the institution is free from typhoid and diphtheria. During the last week. one scarlet and three typhoid patients were discharged. In the city, ten persons are suffering from scarlet and are confined to four houses. |
| May 8, 1907 || CARBONEAR || "Duff & Sons’ barquentine Kenneth Victor, arrived to that firm Wednesday, from St. John’s, bringing a part cargo. Capt. Geo. Dean of the Mystery, is now in command of the barquentine.
The S.S. Ethie, Capt. Gooby, has resumed her bi-weekly trips to this port of call, making the first visit on Wednesday last.
R.C. Smith, Esq., Superintendent of the A.A. Telegraph Co., came from the city, on Saturday, to inspect and pronounce upon the new offices, which will be built here for the company. The Superintendent expressed himself as being well pleased in every particular with the work put out of hands by the builder, Mr. Guy. The location also is admirably suited for the company’s business, and meets his approval. The local Manager of the Anglo Branch, Mr. George Nicholl Sr., moved into his new domicile on the 1st May.
Lieut Col. Rees, Provincial Commander of the Salvation Army here in Newfoundland, paid a visit to Carbonear Corps on Tuesday, and conducted a big meeting in the Barracks, at night. Capt. Sparks of Harbor Grace, accompanied the Lieutenant-Colonel.
The remains of Mr. Edward Colbert, who for some months has suffered intensely, from dropsical trouble, was consigned to its final resting place on the 29th of April.
The office recently vacated by the A.A. Telegraph Co., is undergoing a thorough renovation, and will be converted into a display room for the Singer Sewing Machine Co., whose growing business around these parts fully warrants them in establishing a permanent agency here.
A lodge of the Royal True Blue Association was formed in the Orange Hall on Wednesday night. Eight brothers and sisters subscribed their allegiance to its constitution and bylaws.
The Bell Island tug Progress, took out some 20 laborers to the Island on Friday.
The accident that happened to the little schooner Rowena, while attempting to get through the “run” between Carbonear Island and Mesquite Point, is one of considerable loss as well as disappointment to the owner, Mr. Smith. The particulars are as follows: after taking on board about 10,000 feet of lumber at Tucker & Cameron’s premises, and some twenty laborers for the Company works at Bell Island, the schooner set sail on Thursday morning.
A fresh breeze from the Westward was blowing at the time the ship reached her death trap, and her speed was judged at seven knots when she struck the rocks with tremendous force. Mr. Smith himself was to the helm at the time, and needless to say, was astounded when he discovered that they were not in the right channel. Water rushed in quickly at the bow, and Mr. Henry Forward, the Lighthouse Keeper of Carbonear Island, upon seeing their predicament, rushed to the scene.
The men with their belongings, were taken to the island. Afterwards, several boats from Freshwater came along side and started to salvage the lumber. With the Easterly wind, and the sea heaving in. the vessel slipped off the ledge and settled well down in the water, but not before all the small gear had been saved. The hull and attachments, including spars, rigging, anchors and chains, were auctioned the following day by Mr. Green, acting Sub Collector, and purchased by Mr. Smith for $17. On Saturday, Capt. Smith’s Broker went in his schooner to the scene of the wreck, and with the aid of a large number of men, succeeded in getting hold of the wreck, and towing her to Rorke & Sons premises. Insurance was effected with W.A. Munn’s Company for $1,000 only. CORRESPONDENT."
| May 8, 1907 || PERSONAL || "Dr. Samuel Kean arrived by the Rosalind, yesterday morning.
Miss Aggie Thomey returned to Harbor Grace, last evening.
Mr. J. Nunn returned by the Siberian, having spent the winter in England.
Mr. J.J. Tobin leaves today on a business and pleasure trip to the Old Country .
Mrs. F.W. Rennie and Mrs. C. Emerson returned from their trip to the States, yesterday.
Mrs. J.D. Goodwin leaves for Durtham, N.C., shortly, to visit her father who is dangerously ill.
Dr. Chamberlain, who was taking a special course in a London Hospital, returned by the Siberian.
Mr. M.W. Furlong, K.C., who went to attend the Magisterial Enquiry, returned to town last night.
Miss Rankin, who just completed her studies in Europe, arrived by the Siberian; her mother has also returned.
Hon. R.K. Bishop returned by the Siberian. He informs us that his son Ralph, who went away for special treatment, is doing well.
Mr. Ellis Watson, of the R.N. Co., left by last evening’s express for Montreal on a visit to friends. He will be absent about 3 weeks.
Mr. S.H. Parsons who has been unwell for sometime, leaves for Montreal as soon as navigation in the Gulf opens, and will undergo treatment in Hospital there.
Miss Gwen Hayward, who was suffering from fever at Philadelphia, arrived by the Rosalind to recuperate. She remains until the end of August.
Miss Jessy Parsons, who since last August last has been in England visiting her brother, Will., and undergoing medical treatment, returned by the Siberian. Her friends will be pleased to learn that she is fully recovered.
In the second year course at McGill University, Mr. A.G. Hatcher, son of the Rev. Henry Hatcher, B.D., of Bonavista, has been signally successful taking a first class in Solid Geometry and Conic Sections; Algebra and Physics, Chemistry; with honors in Mathematics, Physics and Greek — a rare combination. He was also the prizeman for his year in Chemistry and Greek. Amongst the first year students, Carmen Paine, son of the Rev. George Paine of Lower Island Cove, headed the first class in Algebra, and took a first in Trigonometry."
| May 8, 1907 || NAUTICAL || "S.S. Dahome sails for Liverpool tomorrow morning.
S.S. Adventure leaves Sydney today for St. John’s.
S.S. Regulus sails for North Sydney tomorrow to load coal.
S.S. Carthaginian leaves Liverpool on Saturday for St. John’s.
Schooner Empire is discharging wine at Baine Johnson’s for Newman & Co.
S.S. Iceland arrived from Harbor Grace yesterday and will lie up until next spring.
S.S. Rosalind sails at noon Friday, taking in saloon Dr. and Mrs. Charlton, B. Godden, G. Garland, and 5 steerage.
Brigt. Galatea, 22 days from Barbados, arrived yesterday afternoon with molasses; she is discharging at Harvey & Co’s.
Schooner Maggie, Day, arrived from Harbor Breton yesterday afternoon with fish oil etc., to Job’s. She met hard weather on the passage.
Barqt. Clutha, Joyce, 20 days from Barbados, arrived yesterday to Bishop & Monroe, with molasses. Fine weather was met until this coast was reached, when several gales followed. No damage resulted however."
| May 8, 1907 || WEATHER REPORT || Yesterday was fine along the line, and in the forenoon, the temperature averaged about 40 above. In the afternoon it became colder. At 10.30 last night the reports were: Port aux Basques — N.W., light, fine, 34 above. Bay of Islands — N.W., light, fine, 42 above. Quarry — W., light, fine, 35 above. Bishop’s Falls — Calm, fine, 35 above. Clarenville — N.W., light, fine, 50 above. Whitbourne — W. light, fine, 44 above. |
| May 8, 1907 || FRENCH CREW HERE || "Four of Them Arrested.
The owner, Captain and crew of the French banker, abandoned last week off St. Bride’s, particulars of which have been published in the News, arrived by last night’s train from Placentia. The Captain, owner and two officers, came in, charge of Sergt. Kent, and when the train arrived, Officers Cox and Byrne with two of them, were at the station, and took the men to the Police Station. The other members of the crew were sent to the Seaman’s Home, and will wait there until they can be sent home. The Magisterial Enquiry that was to take place at Placentia, was postponed, and the prisoners will come up for examination at the Magistrate’s Court this morning."
| May 8, 1907 || SEALING || The S.S. Labrador hauled into Job’s premises last evening and commenced discharging. The Diana’s cargo was valued at $25,952.73. The crew of 152 men shared $56.53 each. The Erik, Job Kean, finished discharging last night. Her turnout is; 6006 young harps, 1567 bedlamers, 1372 old harps, 5 old hoods, total 8,950. Gross weight 265 tons, 9 cwt., 13 lbs., net 249 tons, 16 cwt., 3 qrs., 10 lbs. Valued at $17,162.99. The crew of 172 men shared $33.26 each. The S.S. Diana, Capt. A. Barbour, sailed this morning, taking home the Erik’s crew which were paid off last night, and her own. She goes to Catalina, Elliston, Greenspond and Wesleyville. Capt. White will have charge of her coming back. |
| May 8, 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || "Bowrings: Prospero left Burgeo at 11.50 a.m. yesterday coming East. There was no word of the Portia yesterday.
Reids: Ethie arrived here last evening. Glencoe arrived at Port aux Basques at 1 p.m. yesterday. Dundee left Greenspond at 10.15 a.m. yesterday, for Port Blandford. Bruce arrived here at 5.30 p.m. yesterday. Argyle left Sound Island at 7.30 last night, inward. Virginia Lake left Port aux Basques last midnight, for North Sydney."
| May 8, 1907 || ALONG THE LINE || The express last evening, took out a large number of passengers including: Mrs. W. Scott, Mrs. Berteau, J. Moore, H.M. Ross, J. O’Keefe, J. Morris, J.T. Phillips, H. Fraser, A. Jackman, E. Watson, Lieut. Harvey, C.A.C. Bruce. The shore train arrived at 10.30 bringing M.W. Furlong, Mrs. Haldane, P. Roach, J. O’Rielly, the French banking crew, and about 20 others. |
| May 8, 1907 || WHERE THEY ARE TODAY? || "Harvey’s Wharf: Coasting schooner “Sweet Brier,” Ed. Carroll, Bonavista. Loading for Northern ports. Schooner “Guardian,” 123 tons, Capt. William Davis, of Greenspond. General cargo for Mr. Harris, Lamaline. Awaiting a time to sail. Schooner “Pnobscot”, Phillips, salt and freight for Twillingate. Sails Thursday. Schooner “Hustler,” Kavanagh Master, owned by Thomas Moore, Bay de Verde. Loading provisions. Schooner “Mary D,” Moore, also of Bay de Verde, taking general cargo. Coaster “Grace,’ Capt. Carroll, Bonavista.
E. J. Horwood’s Wharf: Schooner “C.W.C.” J. Rogers, fishing supplies for H.T. Avery, Old Perlican. Schooner “Laura May,” Leander Pike, Carbonear.
Job’s Wharf: Schooner “Elsie D., sailed yesterday morning but put back again. Coaster “Duchess of Fife,” Thomas Pye, Brooklyn, Bonavista Bay. Loading for Northern ports. Schooner “Vernie May,” Capt. Christian, sailed yesterday for Trinity.
Martin’s Wharf: Schooner “S.A. Parkhurst,” Capt. W. Hunt, Greenspond, waiting to go on dock.
Baird’s Wharf: Schooner “George and Martin,” Capt. Lawrence Daley, Salmonier.
Baine Johnston’s Wharf: Schooner “Little Lottie,” John Byrne, Paradise, Placentia Bay. Schooner “Alexander,” Alexander Master, St. Joseph’s. Schooner “Rambler,” J. Rogers, Old Perlican. Schooner “Pointer,” J. Collins, Catalina. Schooner “Delta,” W.C. Barnes, Harbor Grace, waiting to go on dock.
Knowling’s Wharf: Schooner “Gem,” Capt. Churchill, Bay Roberts. Schooner “Mary and Bertha,” Josiah Blunden, Bay de Verde, ready to sail.
Ayre & Sons Wharf: Schooner “Liberty,” Thomas Russell, Catalina. Schooner “Forest Bell,” John Vey, Grate’s Cove. Both the “Liberty” and the “Forest Bell”, are loaded awaiting a favorable time to sail. Schooner “Sisters,” Capt. Bishop, Cupids, fitting out for Labrador. Schooner “Jesse,” William King, Western Bay, Bay de Verde.
Pitts’ Upper Wharf: Schooner “Dauntless,” Williams, Cape Broyle, loaded at Goodridge’s wharf, waiting fair wind to sail.
Bowring’s Wharf: Schooner “Rose of Sharon,” Levi Earle, Carbonear. Schooner “Dolly McCallum,” William Wells, Twillingate, loaded with salt cargo. Schooner “Sea Lark,” Philip Wells, Twillingate. Schooner “Lily A.W.,” Wm Rogers, Catalina. Schooner “Hobson,” Henry Mansfield, New Melbourne, loaded for M. Button & Son. Schooner “Golden Hope,” Michael O’Neil, Trepassey. She was out in Monday’s storm and had her sails badly torn. She was towed in port yesterday. Schooner “Mary O’Neil,” Capt. Michael O’Neil, Bay de Verde.
Patterson & Downing’s Wharf: Schooner “St. Elmo,” Capt. Benson, general cargo for Burin and Sound Island.
Goodridge’s Wharf: Schooner “Mary Jane,” LeGrow, Admiral’s Cove, Conception Bay. Schooner “Jane,” F. Daley, Salmonier. Schooner “Mary, Star of the Sea,” Michael Kehough[sic], of Caplin Bay, loaded for Holyrood, St. Mary’s Bay. Schooner “Veronica,” J. Downey, Scilly Cove, Trinity Bay. Schooner “Kitty;” J. Power, Caplin Bay. Schooner “Cappa Hayden,” Capt. Green, Fermeuse. Schooner “Mary Ann,” Nicholas Walsh, Fermeuse. Schooner “Laurra,” Capt. Chidley, Cape Broyle, loaded with supplies for the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Station, Cape Race. Schooner “Annie,” John Woodrow, Northern Bay, Bay de Verde.
Bishop & Monroe’s Wharf: Schooner “Mabel R.,” Peter Roberts, Wesleyville. Schooner “W.S. Monroe,” Capt. Strong, loading general cargo for Little Bay Islands. Schooner “Pearl” Capt. Rourke, Salmonier. Schooner “Bonnie Lass,” Capt. McDonald, Salmonier.
Duder’s Wharf: Schooner “Springdale,” H. Roberts, Twillingate. Schooner “Myrtle,” Thomas Hart, English Harbor, Fortune Bay.
C. F. Bennett’s Wharf: Schooner “Robert F. Mason,” Capt. Purchase, Twillingate. Schooner “Vivian,” Capt. John Clarke, Brigus, loading salt and provisions for Tilt Cove and Northern ports. Schooner “Hilda May,” Capt. A. Reader, Musgrave Harbor.
Browning’s Wharf: Schooner “Dart,” Capt. Lockyer, of Trinity.
Steers’s Wharf: Schooner “Experiment,” Capt. Spracklin, Charlottetown, Bonavista Bay. Schooner “Little Gem,” Nat. Percy, Silly Cove, Trinity Bay.
Smith Co’s Wharf: Schooner “Geo. Tibbo,” Capt. Carter, loading with salt for Weslevylle.
Tessier’s Wharf: Schooner “Henrietta,” Capt. Over, Goose Bay, Bonavista Bay.
Kennedy & Mullally’s Wharf: Schooner “Silver Star,” Capt. Sheppard, loading coal for Spaniard’s Bay.
Angel & Co.’s Wharf: Coaster “Belle Franklin,” Capt. Hynes, loading for Dog Bay. Schooner “Bridget M. Power,” Capt. Comfort, St. Mary’s, discharging scrap iron. Schooner “Western Lass,” Capt. Daley, Holyrood, St. Mary’s Bay, discharging scrap iron."
| May 8, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "The Bruce express is due at 10 o’clock.
Mr. H.M. Rose left for Grand Falls last night, on business.
The S.S. Neptune is now on the dry dock receiving a general clean up.
Mrs. Capt. Haldane, who has been ill at Bay Roberts, arrived in town by last night’s train.
Mr. W.J. Boone, Springdale St., who has been seriously ill, is now able to be about again.
The S.S. Home, sails within a few days to take up her regular summer service in the Straits. The Clyde will also sail as soon as ice conditions permit.
Passengers, who arrived by last night’s train, say that there is a fairly good sign of lobsters in Placentia Bay, and good catches were taken last week.
Mrs. Butler, wife of ex-Conductor Butler, and five children, left by yesterdays express for Sydney, where her husband is at present employed with the I.C.R. Company.
A Scotchman and an Irishman from the Mongolian, who drank too freely of Winsor Lake mixture, were arrested last night on Water St. They will appear before the Magistrate, this morning.
Conductor Kelly of the shore line, who was off the last two days on private business, resumes duty this morning. Mr. Kelly is one of the most competent and obliging Conductors in the service, and a general favorite with the traveling public.
The East End Police are on the watch for a couple of females who parade Water St. East at night, and act in a disorderly manner. A new light has just been placed at the foot of Temperance St., which will tend to keep them away from that locality.
Fourteen cases of leaf arrived by the Rosalind yesterday, and during the afternoon, operations were resumed at the Imperial Tobacco Works. Forty-two packages were expected, and the balance was held over, no doubt in consequence of the large quantity of freight offering.
Capt. White, Mate of the Golden Wedding when she was lost at Mexico two months ago, returned by the Rosalind yesterday. Another Newfoundlander named Norris of the Southern Shore, was on the unfortunate vessel, but he joined an English steamer at Mexico.
Richard Pittman, who is a frequent boarder at the Police Station, created a disturbance on New Gower St. last evening, which attracted a number of persons who were returning from work. Two Policemen objected to the proceedings and took him to the Station. He will make his bow to the Magistrate, at 10.30 this morning.
The oldest woman in St. John’s, or perhaps on the Island, is Mrs. Edward Breen, who resides on George St. She is in her 102 nd year, and hale and hearty. Mrs. Breen enjoys all her faculties, and is able to go to the fountain, more than a 100 yards from her home, daily, and bring a supply of water for household purposes.
According to passengers of the Anchor liner Columbia, which reached New York last Friday from Glasgow, there was a curious happening on board. When the Columbia was off Cape Race, Nfld., a great bald eagle settled down on the truck of the foremast, while the passengers cheered. Until nightfall the bird remained, peering down on the hundred on the deck.
The Quarantine was raised from Mr. F. Carroll’s residence, Theatre Hill, yesterday.
Dr. Brehm visited Broad Cove yesterday, to attend the patients suffering from diphtheria.
The various mercantile premises were strewn with fish yesterday, the owners availing of the fine weather to dry it.
On Sunday, a case of scarlet fever developed at the General Hospital, the patient was removed to the Fever Hospital.
S.S. Mongolian sailed at 1 p.m. for Glasgow, taking a dozen saloon passengers.
Ten different steamers arrived in port yesterday, which is perhaps the largest number for one day in our history.
The steamer Harlaw left Halifax last Saturday, taking up her summer service to Cape Breton and West Coast ports.
Chief Steward Jones informs us that a number of round trips are booked, to leave New York by the Rosalind, next trip."
| May 9, 1907 || CAPTAIN BAXTER BARBOUR || The S.S. Nimrod finished unloading yesterday afternoon. Her turnout is: 2,500 young harps, 5 old harps, 3 old hoods; total 2,503; gross weight 44 tons, 3 cwt., 14 lbs. net, 42 tons, 8 cwt., 2 qrs., 8 lb., Value, $3,323.66. The crew of 106 men shared $10.45 each. [Note: Picture of Captain Baxter Barbour of the SS Nimrod included this date. GW.] |
| May 9, 1907 || A NARROW ESCAPE || Michael Malone, Bowring’s Truckman, had a narrow escape from being killed by a street car near Ayre & Sons, at noon yesterday. The street car, Conductor Poole, was going West, and struck the truck. Malone fell under the fender, but the car was brought up in time to prevent serious injury. His face was scratched, and he also complained of his left arm being bruised, but after a few minutes he was able to resume charge of the horse. |
| May 9, 1907 || AGAIN IN TROUBLE || A fortnight ago, a Government official and his wife had a falling out, and were endeavoring to secure a separation. Since then, the feud has been rekindled, and a few days ago, it is asserted, the hubby assaulted his better half. Yesterday, she had a summons issued for him to appear in Court, and the case will likely come before the Magistrate, tomorrow. |
| May 9, 1907 || A WORTHY CAUSE || Reference to our advertising columns will remind our readers of the Grand Dramatic and Musical Entertainment, under the direction of Miss B. Jordan, at the T.A. Hall, tonight. It is for a worthy object, — a complementary benefit to Mr. W.J. Myler, who lost so heavily recently through a disastrous fire at his block-making establishment. All those taking part are giving their services gratuitously, and their good feeling deserves the practical support, as the object of the entertainment deserves the practical sympathy of the public. Mr. Myler is one of our worthiest and most industrious citizens, and it speaks eloquently of the esteem in which he is so deservedly held, that his friends have thus rallied around him. Give them a bumper house. The entertainment is under the distinguished patronage of His Excellency, Sir William MacGregor. |
| May 9, 1907 || HYMENAL || Miss Hannah Penny of Holyrood, and Mr. Thomas Hynes of Placentia Junction, were united in matrimony at the latter place on Saturday, by Rev. W. Battcock. The service was performed at 6 p.m. at the residence of John Henley. The bride was attired in a handsome white gown, and was attended by Miss G. Henley, while Mr. W. Hynes supported the groom. After the knot was tied, the party repaired to the residence of Mr. Paul Hynes, where supper was served. Dancing was participated in until daylight, the music being furnished by James Snow of Clarke’s Beach. The bride was the recipient of a large number of presents. |
| May 9, 1907 || PERSONAL || "Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Tobin left by the Mongolian, last evening.
Rev. Mr. Middleton left for the Old Country, by the Mongolian
Capt. S.R. Winsor arrived in town Tuesday evening by schooner.
Rev. C.M. Stickings left for England last evening by the Mongolian
Mr. G. Hall of Knowling’s drapery, left last evening to visit friends in England.
Mr. Goodman, representing Carter ReEce & Co., of Boston, arrived by yesterday express.
Mr. J. Hickey, of Brigus, who for four years has been residing at Boston, is now home on a holiday.
Mr. Arthur House, Underground Manager of the D.I. and S. Co., Bell Island, is at present in the city.
Mrs. James Rorke, of Carbonear, left for a visit to her friends in the Old Country, by the S.S. Mongolian.
Messrs D.H. McDougall and J.J. McDougall, of Bell Island, are at present in the city and staying at the Crosbie.
Mr. A.G. Ashbourne, of Twillingate, is a guest at the Crosbie. He has been in the city for the past fortnight, and returns to Twillingate by the first steamer.
Miss Julia Hutchinson left for London by the Mongolian. She represents the Newfoundland branch of the Girls’ Friendly, at the service to take place in St. Paul’s Cathedral, next month."
| May 9, 1907 || NAUTICAL || "S.S. Dahome sails for Liverpool today.
S.S. Siberian sails for Halifax this afternoon.
S.S. Regulus sails for Sydney on Saturday.
S.S. Adventure left Sydney for Bell Island yesterday.
Brigt. Olinda, Capt. Randell, cleared yesterday for Maccio
S.S. Rosalind takes the following additional passengers: Mrs. E. Hearn, Mrs. W.J. Herder, Miss Berrigan, and 12 steerage.
Capt. Kennedy, in the Campania, arrived at Rose Blanche on Tuesday with the vessel’s bowspirt carried away.
S.S. Erik landed 8,950 seals, comprising 6,006 young, 1,567 bedlamers, 1,372 old harps, 50 old hoods, weighing 265 tons, 9 cwt., 13 lbs., gross; 249 tons, 16 cwt., 3 qr., 10 lbs., net, valued at $17,162.99. The crew of 172 men shared $33.26.
S.S. Mongolian sailed for Glasgow at 6.30 yesterday, taking the following passengers: J. Cormack, J.J. and Mrs. Tobin, J.C. Strang, A.B. Glenn, Mrs. Rorke, Miss Hutchinson, J. Ledingham, R.M. Thorburn, Rev. C.M. Stickings, Rev. Mr. Middleton, 11 intermediate and 6 steerage."
| May 9, 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || "Miss Gertie Trapnell from Catalina, is now on a visit to her father, Mr. John Trapnell, Sub-Sheriff here.
Mr. R.W. Woodman of New Harbor, T.B., and Mr. Walter Crosby of Bay Roberts, were in town on Monday on business.
Mr. N Munn’s schooner Antoinette, Captain George Webber, fish laden from St. John’s, has arrived at Oporto, after a passage of 16 or 17 days.
Mr. T. Hanrahan on a tour of inspection of schools in Conception Bay, and Mr. George Veitch, who returns to St. John’s this week, went out by Monday morning train.
Mrs. (Rev.) D.W. Blackall and five children, left on Monday morning’s train for St. John’s, to join the S.S. Dahome for Liverpool. Mrs. Blackall then goes to reside at Pareley Bridge, Yorkshire, where her husband is engaged in parish work.
On Sunday evening between 7 and 8 o’clock, something went wrong with the electric light, and the service of the different Churches had to be brought to a close before the usual time. Some interruption of the wires between this and the power house at the Blue Hill Ponds, was the cause of the trouble. The light was on again on Monday night.
Dr. Paterson arrived by Monday night’s train, and Rev. Dr. Murphy of Holyrood and Mr. H.F. Shortis, to deliver a lecture, came in this afternoon.
It tells well for the agricultural possibilities of the Country, when at this season of the year, we hear of a carload of potatoes being sent by rail from Chapel’s Cove and Holyrood, to Grand Falls.
It is reported that Mr. John Davis, Principal of the Methodist Superior School here, has obtained the lease of a plot of ground at the Northeast corner of LeMarchant Street and Harvey Street, upon which he intends building a double house.
Mrs. Edward Taylor of Mosquito, who underwent an operation at her home for appendicitis three weeks ago, is now able to be about again and to attend to matters about the house. Drs. Ames, Beyle, and Mahoney, are to be congratulated upon the great success of the operation.
The laborers who were taking passage to Bell Island by the schooner Rowena, when she was wrecked at Carbonear last week, were soon afterwards engaged by the agent of the Messrs Harmsworth, to be employed at construction work in the interior of the Country, at a fair rate of wages.
The S.S. Iceland sailed for St. John’s about 7 o’clock this morning. The S.S. Louise from St. John’s via Bell Island, with general freight, arrived this afternoon. Messrs Munn & Co.’s schooner Constance, James Wells, Master, will likely leave for St. John’s tomorrow to bring freight hither.
An assault and battery case was before the Court on Monday. The principals in the case reside at Riverhead Gullies. The defendant entered plaintiff’s house and demanded his property, alleged to have been brought thither by his (plaintiff’s) brother.His request was emphatically denied, whereupon defendant struck the plaintiff. The assault was proven and the defendant was fined $2 or 14 days, and to give bonds in the sum of $20 to keep the peace for two years, or go to jail for 3 months.
Miss Blanche Mirden, daughter of the late Captain Joseph Mirden, died at 9 o’clock Sunday night, aged 18 years. Some months ago, Miss Mirden was operated upon for appendicitis, the operation being successful, but subsequently complications developed which caused her death. The deceased young lady was well and favorably known here, being a Teacher in Christ Church Sunday School. Before her illness some months ago, she was employed in the fancy dry goods store of Mr. A.G. Andrews. The funeral, which was largely attended, took place this afternoon, the interment being in the C.E. cemetery.
It is understood that the promoters of the petition against the dog have decided to discontinue for the present, taking round the paper for further signatures, not that enough have been secured, but because it is thought that further action was not likely to bring about the desired end. When the petition was first started, it was not thought that so many electors would withhold their names. That the situation as it now stands, does not express the opinions of the general public, with regard to the abolition of the dogs, is quite apparent to the residents of this town.
Dog owners form but a small section of the voters, while those at present interested in the rearing of sheep and cattle may not be less in number, yet the great majority of the people who admit the small value of the dog or the possible greater worth of the sheep, have withheld their names from the petition, because of a mistaken notion that by signing it they would injure their neighbors. Instances can be cited by the score, where men who are anxious that the dog should be expelled, and who in some cases are dog owners themselves, would not sign the petition or do away with their dogs, giving as a reason that they cannot bring themselves to think they would not be doing an injury to the poor man, and could not destroy their own dogs, even though they knew they were of no use to them.
It must not be supposed that although the movement against the dog has practically failed for the present, the question will not come up again. An unexpected opposition to the petition has manifested itself, and it was thought when the move against the dog was begun, the voters would express their views by signing the petition in large numbers for the removal of the dogs, but the great majority for different reasons, refrained from doing so.
What the next move for prohibition of the dog in this locality will be, is not yet known, but it does not require great insight into the future, to see that the dog is being gradually exterminated, and that in a very few years, the animal will have ceased to be a menace to agriculturists of the district. CORRESPONDENT, Hr. Grace, May 7th, 1907."
| May 9, 1907 || THE TEACHER WON THE CASE || A School Teacher in a Trinity Bay town recently had a resident of the place before the Magistrate, for assaulting him on a Sunday morning. The Teacher was on his way to Church, to hold service, when the other accosted and served him badly. It appears that a few weeks ago, the Teacher married, and the aggressor believed he had been paying attention to his sister. He was at the ice fields at the time, and on returning, determined to have satisfaction. The victim came to town, reported the whole affair to his Superintendent of Education, and on returning home, had a summons issued. The Court House was filled for the trial, among those present being many ladies. The Teacher won the case, and the sealer was fined. |
| May 9, 1907 || POLICE ON THE ALERT || Last night at 9.15 near Wood’s West End restaurant, two city hooligans insulted a young woman. Inspector Grimes was near at the time, and questioned the girl as to who they were, but she was not able to give much information which would lead to their identity and arrest. A number of maneens parade Water Street nightly, and make themselves offensive to pedestrians. The Police are on the alert for them, as they believe if one or two were brought before the Magistrate, it would have a beneficial result. Some of them are not residents of the city. |
| May 9, 1907 || FRENCH CASE || The four Frenchmen who were arrested in connection with the loss of the French fishing schooner near St. Bride’s, were before the Magistrate yesterday, charged with unlawfully setting fire to, and destroying their vessel on the 2nd inst. The French Consul, Mr. Rigoreau, was given charge of the men, who arranged for their passage to Paris, where the Marine Department will make a thorough investigation into the affair. |
| May 9, 1907 || A THIEF AT WORK || While the fire was in progress at the Messrs Hayward’s on Monday, a quantity of household effects was stolen by a party who has access to the place. The articles were missed, and Mr. H. Hayward made a report to the Police. Yesterday, a warrant to search the suspected party’s house was issued. An Officer went through the premises, and a case in the Magistrate’s Court is likely to follow. |
| May 9, 1907 || BAY BULLS MAILS || "Editor Daily News:
Dear Sir, — According to contract, we are to have the overland mail three times per week, after the first of May till the end of November. It is rumored that this service is to begin the 1st of June this year. If so, we would like to know the reason why. There must be some alteration as it is now the 8th of May, and I understand the Renews Mailman received notice that the (three times per week) service is not to begin for some time yet. I would like to draw Mr. Ellis’ attention to this matter, and if the Government made this change, why not let the public know?
Yours truly, MAIN BRIDGE. Bay Bulls, May 8th, 1907."
| May 9, 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || Bowring’s: Prospero left St. Lawrence at 3.30 p.m. yesterday; she is due late tonight. Capt Kean, of the Portia, wired Bowring’s yesterday morning from Seldom, that he retreated from Cape Fogo, as the ice was close in. A message from Mr. Hodge, Fogo, says; “We cannot proceed without change of wind.” She will remain at Seldom until the ice moves off. |
| May 9, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "The S.S. Labrador is expected to finish unloading, this evening.
Rumor has it that a partner in a Water St. Business will retire shortly, and reside in England in future.
Mrs. E. Andrews returns to Perk, Ontario, as soon as navigation opens. She has been spending the winter here, with friends.
The many friends in St. John’s of Capt. Eastaway, Purser Chalmers, and Steward Fernie, of the Siberian, are glad to see them back again.
The schooner Seafex, Capt. Courtenay, 8 days from Boston, arrived yesterday with general cargo to Martin Bros. She experienced fine weather.
The Whaler Baccalieu, which has been sold to parties in Japan, leaves for the Far East shortly. Capt. Tomasen and a crew of Chinaman for her, arrived by the Siberian.
Dr. Breham visited the Siberian yesterday, to see if any of the foreign passengers were suffering from infectious diseases. She was given a clean bill of health.
Forty-five men arrived from Wesleyville by Winsor’s schooner Duke Tuesday night, to take down the schooners Emily Harris, Mary E., and Leander. The vessels will load provisions.
From outport people who arrived yesterday, we learn that there is still very little sign of summer in Trinity or Bonavista Bays. In many places, snow is piled along the roadside to the height of six feet.
The S.S. Bernecia, Captain Faulkiner, arrived from Cadiz yesterday morning, after a passage of 12 days. Fine weather was experienced until Monday, when a gale and heavy sea were encountered. She met no field ice, but saw several bergs. She is consigned to Job’s, and at present is discharging in the stream.
Rev. Fr. Battcock is at present in the city.
Miss Berrigan leaves by the Rosalind for New York.
Bowring’s barque Cordelia, Taylor, is now at Barbados, loading molasses for this port.
Today being Ascension Day, there will be services in the Anglican Churches.
Masses will be said at the same hours as on Sunday, in the R.C. Cathedral and St. Patrick’s Church today.
Rev. C.M. Stickings, on wishing goodbye to the teachers and scholars of St. Michael’s Sunday School, was presented with an address and a valuable dressing case.
Mr. Mercer of Manuels, came to town yesterday, with four rainbow trout, caught in Manuels river. They weighed from 1 ½ to 4 ½ lbs. Mr. Campbell, Butcher, purchased them.
The Bruce Express, with passengers and mail, arrived at 7.30 last evening. She was delayed in consequence of a mishap to Tuesday’s express, two miles West of Port Blandford.
We were incorrect in stating that the Salvation Army collected no School fees in St. John’s. These fees are not devoted to the payment of the Teachers salaries, the blank in that column being the cause of our error.
Water St. was thronged with people last night, the Siberian’s passengers helping to swell the crowd. In some shops, business was brisk, one Proprietor informed us, it was the best night since the store opened.
Capt. Baxter Barbour proceeds home by this afternoon’s express. Next week, he leaves for Shelburne, N.S., to bring down a vessel built for him during the winter, by Mr. McGill. The schooner is 65 tons register, and will be used in the general trade of the Colony.
The enquiry into the death of the St. Gothard’s seaman, who drowned on Saturday night, was concluded yesterday afternoon. Fireman Brandenberg was examined. The verdict arrived at, was the death was due to drowning.
The past winter has been a busy one at Alexander Bay, B.B. All the residents have been hard at work, some logging and others repairing their vessels and getting them ready for the fishery. Owing to the ice conditions, none of the schooners have yet arrived, but will come next week.
Mr. Cyril Duley has not been idle during his absence at Philadelphia, if we may judge from an admirable specimen of the engraving art executed by him, and which we understand, will shortly be placed on exhibition in the store of T.J. Duley & Co. It is a large plate of about 12 x 16, with exquisite designs and arabesques. The centerpiece is the Municipal Coat of Arms, whilst daintly cut monograms, emblems, and names surround it. The workmanship is Mr. Cyril Duley’s in its entirety, and is a splendid certificate of his ability in the engraving line.
Notre Dame Bay is filled with heavy ice.
Thirteen Norwegians and seven Chinamen arrived by the Siberian.
The Magdalen fishermen caught 9,000 seals on Easter Sunday.
Six Chinamen, who were living here for some time, left for England by the Mongolian.
Congratulations to the promoted members of the Customs staff, are in order.
The Carters, who are demanding an increase, are hoping to be successful. Mr. Lester has acceded temporarily to their demands. It is now up to the local Merchants and others, to put themselves on record.
The crew of the Diana subscribed $30.00 towards the monument to the memory of the victims of the Greenland disaster.
Fresh meat is scarce in the city at present, and only a small quantity is available. It is hard to obtain local cattle at any price.
The Government Engineer will select a site for the Topsail wharf, as the residents cannot agree on its location. Mr. Hall went out yesterday, for the purpose.
George Moores of Northern Bay, died at Glace Bay last week, the result of an accident caused by the falling of several tons of coal.
The case of Bartlett vs. Basha, an appeal from the decision of Magistrate March in a shebeen case, was heard before the full Bench yesterday. Judgment was reserved.
The Nimrod’s crew left for home by this afternoon express.
Capt. Admundsen, well known locally, with two shipmates, were drowned some weeks ago in the Red Sea. They were in the whaler Fin. The news reached Mr. K.B. Prowse by the Siberian.
Capt. S.R. Winsor lost a fine horse a few days ago at Wesleyville, and a couple of men who were in the sleigh narrowly escaped being drowned. The ice was nearly 3 feet thick, but the team went on a weak spot near a rock, and fell through. The horse was carried under the ice, and not found until two hours later, while great difficulty was experienced in rescuing the men."
| May 9, 1907 || WHERE THEY ARE TODAY? || "Harvey’s Wharf: Schooner “Mary Jean,” Capt. J. Butler, Port de Grave. Schooner “Fortune,” Michael Fennel, Bonavista. Schooner “Sweet Brier,” Mary Joan” and “Grace,” reported yesterday, still here.
E. J. Horwood’s Wharf: Schooner “Penobscot,” and “Mary D.” reported yesterday.
Davey’s Wharf: Schooner “Irene” John Sullivan, Ferryland. Schooner “Malatia,” Capt. Toole, Caplin Bay. Both the above schooners are discharging sand for E.H. & G. Davey.
Job’s Wharf: Schooner “Mary Joseph,” Capt. Follett, Angle’s Cove, St. Mary’s. Schooner “Duchess of Fife” still here.
Martin’s Wharf: Schooner “Sea Fox,” Capt. Courteney, Grand Bank. She arrived yesterday from Boston where Capt. Courteney purchased her. She will engage in the coasting trade this coming summer. Her tonnage is 111 gross, 70 net. Schooners “S.A. Pathurst,” and “ Dauntless,” are still here.
Crosbie & Co.’s Wharf: Schooner “Majestic,” John Boland, Caplin Bay.
Baird’s Wharf: Schooner “Annie,” Capt. Daley, St. Mary’s. Schooner “Lizzie Weathers,” Rock Harbor, Placentia Bay. Schooner “Bessie,” Capt. Sutton, Trepassey.
Baine Johnson’s Wharf: Schooner “Rolling Wave,” Capt. Warren, Trinity Bay. Schooner “King Edward,” Capt. Lockyer, Placentia Bay. Schooner “St. Agnes,” Placentia Bay. Schooners “Little Lottie,” “Alexander,” and “Delta”, still here.
Ayre & Sons Wharf: Schooner “Myrtle,” Henry Dibbin, Burin. Schooner “Melva Abbie,” Eli Roe, Chance Cove, Trinity Bay. Schooner “Laura May,” L Pike, Carbonear.
Bowring’s Wharf: Schooner “ J.W. Denty,” Wilson Denty, Boat Harbor, Placentia Bay. Schooner “St. Patrick,” J. Hickey, Paradise. Schooner “Eliza,” Mathew Kennedy, Trepassey. Schooners “Mary O’Neil”, and “Golden Hope,” still here.
Patterson & Downing’s Wharf: Schooner “Henrietta,” Capt. Over, Goose Bay, moved down here from Tessier’s yesterday.
Goodridge’s Wharf: Schooner “Willie and Lillie,” Capt. Hearn, St. Mary’s. Schooner “Isabella,” Capt. Hindy, Ferryland, loading general cargo for Mr. J. Winsor, Ferryland. Schooner “Maggie,” Capt. Kenny, Fermeuse. Schooner “Mary E.” Dennis Trainer, Fermeuse. Schooner “Urania, Capt. Joseph Seeley, Port aux Basques, cargo of coal for Bay Roberts. Schooner “Lilly May,” Patrick Walsh, Fermeuse. Schooner “Margaret,” Capt. Kennedy, Mobile. Schooner “Lilly Dale,” Capt. Jackman, Fermeuse. Schooners “Norah,” “Annie,” “Mary Ann,” “Veronica” and “Star of the Sea”, reported yesterday, all still here.
Bishop & Monroe’s Wharf: Schooner “Mabel R,” sailed yesterday. Schooner “W.S. Monroe,” still here.
Schooner “Maggie,” Capt. Strong, sailed yesterday for Little Bay Island.
Duder’s Wharf: Schooner “Loyalty,” Matthew Dean, Salmonier. Schooners “Springdale,” and “Myrtle” are still here.
C. F. Bennett’s Wharf: Schooner “Walwin,” Henry Ballet, Trinity. Schooner “Maggie Sullivan,” Capt. Downer, Fogo. Schooner “Robert F. Mason,” Capt. Purchase, Twillingate. Schooner “Village Bell,” Matthew Comdy, Bay Bulls. Schooners “Hilda May,” and “Vivian” previously reported.
Browning’s Wharf: Schooner “Shamrock,” Alfred Hiscock, Trinity. Schooner “Dart,” Capt. Lockyer, Trinity.
Smith Co.’s Wharf: Schooner “Bessie L.” Capt. Frank Moores, Bay de Verde. Schooner “George Tibbo,” Capt. Peter Carter, Wesleyville.
Knowling’s Wharf: Schooner “Silver Slip,” J. Snelgrove, Grates Cove. Schooner “Fanny Cooper,” Chas. Cooper, Smith Sound, Trinity Bay.
Tessier’s Wharf: Schooner “Lena,” Capt. Keeping, Port aux Basques. Schooner “Pointer,” J Collins, Catalina. Schooner “Minnie J Hickman” Capt. Young, Little Bay Islands.
Franklin’s Wharf: Schooner “Lilly May,” John Fitzgerald, Trepassey. Schooner “Bride M Power,” Comfort, St. Mary’s.
Kennedy & Mullally’s Wharf: Schooner “Louise,” Capt. A.W. Whiteley, loading coal for Bonne Esperance. Schooner “Katie Bloomer,” Wm. Curtis, Trepassey.
Angel & Co.’s Wharf: Schooner “Western Lass, and “Belle Franklin,” reported yesterday, still here."
| May 9, 1907 || WIT || “Do you think glasses would make me look more intellectual?” he asked. “Well,” she replied, “If I were you I’d try them. They certainly couldn’t hurt any.” |
| May 10, 1907 || BARRATRY AGAIN, COX ON THE CASE || Sergt. Cox left by last evening’s express for Bonavista, to make enquiries into an alleged case of barratry. It is said that information has been laid before the authorities, that a schooner from that port was fraudulently cast away last year. The Sergeant has been given the names of the suspected parties, and will arrest them upon arrival there. They will be brought here the first opportunity, and if evidence be forthcoming, will be sent up for trial before the Supreme Court. |
| May 10, 1907 || EMIGRANTS RAISE A ROW || Just previous to the sailing of the Siberian last evening, some of the passengers caused a disturbance on the deck. All were intoxicated, and one attempted to strike one of the ship’s Officers with a bottle. Inspector General was on board at the time, and the melee assumed such serious proportions, that he phoned for the Police. Sergts. Sparrow, and Peet, Constables Lawlor, Mackey, Keefe, White, O’Neil and Devine, responded and were not long in taking the fight out of the disturbers. The language of the immigrants did not reflect to their credit as Britishers. |
| May 10, 1907 || LAUNCHES IN COLLISION || At 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon, Baine Johnston’s launch and Bowring’s Zelda collided. The Zelda left the South Side and was steaming round the bow of the S.S. Kite when the other appeared, making straight for her. Both Engineers reversed engines but there was not time to prevent a collision. Baine Johnston’s struck the Zelda amidships, and she almost turned turtle. A couple of passengers were on her, and narrowly escaped being thrown overboard. The Zelda was slightly damaged, and needs some repairs, as the result of the mishap. Mr. R.C. Grieve was on Baine Johnston’s at the time. |
| May 10, 1907 || ARRESTED FOR DRUNKENNESS || At 10 o’clock last night, Consts. Mackey and Keefe arrested a girl named Alice Walsh, who is charged with being drunk and disorderly. She was conveyed to the Station by Cabman Pearce, and on arriving there, refused to enter a cell. Matron Walsh, on searching her clothing, found a whiskey flask in her pocket. The girl is only about 16 years of age, and whoever purchased the liquor for her deserves to be punished. Miss Walsh was liberated from the prison only a short time ago, having served six months for being disorderly. |
| May 10, 1907 || JAMES BUCKLEY COMMITS SUICIDE || "James Buckley, Cooper of Hoylestown, committed suicide at his workshop yesterday, by hanging himself. At 12.30, a lad name King, on going to the rear of the Cooperage for his ball, saw the man hanging from a beam, and being frightened, ran from the scene. He acquainted Mrs. Hollett, who lives nearby, and she dispatched him to the East End Fire Hall for assistance.
Const. Coady hurried to the place, and with R. Simson, Bowring’s Truckman, took down the body. The report quickly spread, and in a few minutes a large number of citizens congregated, while several Police Officers also attended. The terrible act took place in a small annex behind the main building.
Three turns of the Manilla rope was around his neck, and as the other end was unfastened, Buckley must have thrown it over the beam about 9 feet high, and hauled it taut until he strangled. His cap and pipe were on the floor a few feet away. Buckley had been acting in a strange manner for some time, and his condition was noticed and commented on by several of the neighbors. Six months ago he was attended by a Doctor.
He lived with his brother John, who also worked the Cooperage with him, and when they parted yesterday morning, James was in ordinary health and spirits. During the afternoon, Undertaker Myrick prepared the body for burial."
| May 10, 1907 || ROSALIND PASSENGERS || S.S. Rosalind sails at noon today taking in saloon: Messers R.C. Mason, Ellinger, G. Garland, B. Godden, Dr. Charlton, F.H. Crossman; Mesdames M. Brehm, Duncan, Charlton, E. Hearn, W.J Herder; Miss Berrigan, and 52 steerage. |
| May 10, 1907 || ALONG THE LINE || The express last evening, took out a large number of passengers including: Sergt. Cox, A.G. Nicklebarry, J.B. Thompson, J.A. Robinson, A Noonan, F. Carnell, Miss Tilley, W.D.E. Gale, W. Reid, A. Morris, T. Carnell, H. McFarlane, J. Gruchy. The shore train arrived on time last night bringing, Mrs. G.W. Press, C.A.C. Bruce, J.P Scott, Capt. W. Winsor, P.T. Hearn, T. Tulk, and about 30 others. |
| May 10, 1907 || SUPREME COURT || "Before Full Bench. The King vs. The Hawke’s Bay Whaling Co.
This was an action for the payment of $1,500 licence fee. The defendant Company having paid the fee, judgment was entered accordingly. Sir E.P. Morris and Emerson, K.C., for the King; Furlong, K.C. for defendants.
Roberts vs. Roberts
Morrison, K.C., for the defense moves for a day. Motion enlarged till today.
Sharpe vs. Mannheim Insurance Company
Morrison, K.C., moved for trial day. Motion refused, as plaintiff is charged with scuttling his vessel, and the latter trial must first be heard."
| May 10, 1907 || WEATHER REPORT || "The weather was summer like along the line yesterday, it being the finest experienced for the season. It continued mild, last night, and the latest reports read: Port aux Basques — S.W., light, fine, 48 above. Bay of Islands — N.W., light, fine, 33 above. Quarry — N.W., light, fine, 50 above. Bishop’s Falls — N.W., light, fine, 44 above. Clarenville — Calm, fine, 45 above. Whitbourne — W., light, fine, 45 above.
S.S. Wansbeck should leave Cadiz today, with salt for Harvey & Co."
| May 10, 1907 || PERSONAL || "Mr. S.W. Noonan left for Grand Falls by yesterday’s express.
Capt. W. Winsor, M.H.A., who was at Carbonear on business, returned to town lat night.
Mr. J.P. Scott, M.H.A., who was at Carbonear on business, returned to town last night.
Mrs. G.W.H. Press came in from Whitbourne last night, and will take up residence in the city.
Mr. R.C. Mason, of New York, who has been in the city interesting himself in some pulp areas, returns to Halifax by the Rosalind. He will likely return here in July to inspect the properties."
| May 10, 1907 || WHERE THEY ARE TODAY? || "Davey’s Wharf: Schooner “Majestic,” Capt. Boland, Caplin Bay.
Job’s Wharf: Schooner “Alfred,” and “Mary Joseph.”
Martin’s Wharf: Schooner “Annie Laurie,” Capt. Collet, Harbor Buffett, P.B. Schooner “Lady Effie,” Capt. Snelgrove, fitting out for the fishery.
Baird’s Wharf: Schooner “Lilly R.”, A. Radway, Master, Mussel Harbor, Placentia Bay. Schooner “Virginia Deer,” J. Radway, Mussel Harbor, Placentia Bay. Schooner “Forget-Me-Not,” P. Sutton, Trepassey.
Baine Johnston’s Wharf: Schooner “Mary Margaret,” Ambrose Daly, Salmonier. Schooner “Hope,” Capt. Peter Carter, Paradise, P.B. Schooner “Flash”, John Hawco, Salmonier. Schooner “Lady Bertha,” John Leonard, St. Kyran’s, P.B. Schooner “R.C.H.”, Thomas Myler, Bonavista. Boat “X 10 U S”, R. Tobin, Fermeuse.
Ayre & Sons Wharf: Schooner “Duke,” Capt. Jesse Winsor, Weleyville. Schooner “Sisters,” Capt. Bishop, Cupids. Schooner “Majestic,” Capt. J. Hampton, Flat Islands, B.B. She made the run from Flat Islands in just twenty-four hours. She arrived yesterday morning. Schooner “Eliza Ann,” Capt. Brown, salt laden for Rock Harbor, P.B.
Bowring’s Wharf: Schooner “J.R. Radway”, J. R. Radway, Master, Baine Harbor, P.B. Schooner “Bridget M Power,” St. Mary’s. Schooner “Argo,” Capt. Tuck, Fortune. Schooner “Ethel Grace,” Capt. Penny, Carbonear. Schooner “Morning Star,” Alfred Marshall, Burin.
Goodridge’s Wharf: Schooner “Nettie M.,” Capt. Wm. Martin, New Perlican. Schooner “Katie Bloomer,” moved here from Kennedy & Mullally’s wharf yesterday. Schooner “Annie May,” Gatherall, Bay Bulls. Schooner “Mary,” Wm. Trainer, Fermeuse. Schooner “Daisy,” Ed. Rowan, Salmonier.
Bishop & Monroe’s Wharf: Schooner “E. M. Harris,” Capt. David Winsor, Weslyville. Schooner “Gladys,” Capt. Reid, fitting out for a trading voyage to the French Shore. Schooner “Maggie,” Capt. Strong, sailed last evening. The new schooner “H.W. Stone,” Capt. H.W. Stone, of Trinity, arrived from Halifax yesterday. Schooner “Agnes E. Downs,” Capt. Reid preparing to go on trading trip North, and will call at all harbors North of Cape St. John.
Duder’s Wharf: Schooner “Oyama “ Geo. Freltham, Deer Island, Bonavista Bay.
C.F. Bennett’s Wharf: Schooner “Primrose,” Capt. Primrose, Aquaforte.
Smith Co.’s Wharf: Schooner “George Tibbo,” Capt. Peter Carter, sailed for Wesleyville yesterday evening.
Tessier’s Wharf: Schooners “King Edward VII.,” “Minnie J Hickman,” “Pointer,” and “Lena.”
Franklin’s Wharf: Schooner “Jason,” John Barbour, Newtown, Bonavista Bay. Schooner “Jesse M.,” Edgar Brookings. Mr. Daniel O’Neil, of Bay de Verde has lately purchased this schooner for his fishing business."
| May 10, 1907 || THIS MORNING’S FIRE || At 1.30 this morning, an alarm was sent in from box 36 at the foot of Patrick St., which called out the Western and Central Companies to Water St. West, where a Grocery Store, occupied by Walter Cosman, was on fire. The Western men were quickly on the scene, and soon had a stream of water playing on the blaze. After a few minutes it was extinguished, but not before some damage had been caused to the shop and stock. Mr. Cosman lives off the grocery department, and was sound asleep when the Firemen broke into the building. Had the blaze not been discovered so quickly, it is likely that he would have been burned to death. The fire is supposed to have originated through a defective stove pipe, which passed through the ceiling, and had evidently been burning for some time before being discovered. The “all out,” was sent in at 2 o’clock. |
| May 10, 1907 || PROSPERO BACK || The S.S. Prospero, Capt. Fitzpatrick, arrived at 2 this morning, from Western ports, after an excellent run. She brought a small freight and the following passengers: Messrs F. Score, G. Harris, B. Spencer, J. Inkpen, T. Phillips, G. Devereaux, Mesdames Thos. Fitzpatrick, S. LeValliant, F. Score, A. Ryan, Costello, Lynch, Sullivan (2), Misses Coady, Lawlor, Costello, Murphy, Master Burke, and 20 second cabin. |
| May 10, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "Two drunks were arrested by the Police last evening, and this morning will go before His Honor.
Mrs. (Rev.) D.W. Blackall and family left for England by the S.S. Dahome yesterday afternoon.
Mrs. (Capt.) Fitzpatrick, who was visiting friends at Placentia, returned by the Prospero.
H.M.S. Brilliant is expected to leave Bermuda in a fortnight’s time, for St. John’s.
The S.S. Bernicea berthed at Job’s premises yesterday morning, to land salt for the stores.
The S.S. Cacouna, the first Black Diamond boat, leaves Montreal on Monday or Tuesday next.
The charge against the Custom’s Official for assaulting his wife, will be heard in the Magistrate’s Court tomorrow morning.
A young lady in a Water Street store, who sold goods to the Proprietor’s wife under value, received her dismissal a few day ago.
The S.S. Virginia Lake left North Sydney at 1 p.m. yesterday, having been detained getting bunker coal. She was due at Port aux Basques, last night.
At 11.30 yesterday morning, Constables O’Neil and Nugent arrested a young man named Rumsay, under warrant for assaulting Amien Basha, on Tuesday night.
A young man named Molloy, arrived from Placentia by last night’s train to enter the Lunatic Asylum for treatment. He was conveyed to the institution upon arrival of the train.
A sealer of the Nimrod, one of the principals in an assault case, refused to kiss the Testament at the Magistrate’s Court yesterday, and was sent down for six days, for contempt.
The S.S. Labrador, Capt. Geo. Hann, finished discharging last evening. Her turnout is 5,508 young harps, 943 bedlamers, 513 old harps; total 7,054, gross weight 187 tons, 5cwt., 3 qrs., 16 lbs., Net 178 tons, 5 cwt., 1 qr., 24 lbs., Value $13,590.16. The crew of 140 men shared $32.25.
S. S. Diana, which went North with sealers, returned last evening.
A few days ago, a farmer from Upper Gullies came to town to see a resident of the South Side, on business. He remained at his house all night, sleeping on a lounge, and when leaving next morning, made love to a ten dollar note which was in the housekeeper’s pocket. The loss was discovered before he left, and when accused, he tried to bolt clear. He was made empty his pockets, but did not have the cash. A few minutes later he located the money on the floor, having thrown it there while the host was not looking. As the business man recovered the note, he will not prosecute.
Mr. C.A.C. Bruce returned to town by last night’s train.
The French fishermen left for their homes by the Dahome, yesterday afternoon.
At noon yesterday, Detective Byrne arrested a young man named Hollett, who is charged with endeavoring to assault a girl on Tuesday afternoon. Hollett was working on the Siberian when arrested, and was recognized by the girl. He will go before the Magistrate this morning.
A message to the Telegram yesterday from Placentia, says: “Herring of medium size were taken in the North East Arm last night. P. Power secured sufficient bait, and is now off for the fishing grounds. Some fish got with jiggers yesterday at Point Verde. W. Young, Agent for the wrecked schooner Herm, holding auction of dories, oars, sails, etc., tomorrow.
About 40 men for Grand Falls by yesterday’s express.
The Crew of the whaler Cabot, arrived by the Siberian. They go to Trinity, and will bring her on here for repairs.
Mrs. Vey, who ran the Cabot Hotel, Whitbourne, has sold out, and will be leaving there shortly.
S.S. Siberian sailed at 7.30 last evening, taking in saloon; A.R. Chambers and wife, and 3 steerage for Halifax, Mrs. J.D. Goodwin and 5 steerage for Philadelphia.
The S.S. Lucifer, owned by C T Bowring, Liverpool, was lost at sea last month. She was bound from New York to Dublin and Belfast with oil, and was abandoned in lat. 40.19 N., long 60. W. The crew landed at Falmouth on April 28, by the S.S. Sagami for Rotterdam. On April 8 the Lucifer’s stoke hold commenced filling with water, and eventually put the fire out. She drifted about for a week, and shortly after the crew were transferred, foundered."
| May 10, 1907 || DEATH || CAHILL — On the 9th inst., Agnes, widow of the late Michael Cahill, and daughter of Mrs. Sarah Fenelon, aged 46 years. Funeral on Sunday at 2.30 p.m, from her late residence King’s Bridge. Friends will please attend without further notice. |
| May 11, 1907 || A SAD CASE || John Murphy, a fisherman from Ionia, P.B., arrived by last night’s train from Placentia, to enter Hospital for treatment. He has been suffering for sometime from a swollen leg, and recently had to give up work and use crutches. Murphy is married, with seven small children, and will likely be incapacitated from the fishery, this season. At the railway station, he was met by Hon. E.M. Jackman, who accompanied him to the Hospital. He will likely be operated upon today. |
| May 11, 1907 || HEAVY SEA IN CONCEPTION BAY || The storm of yesterday caused a heavy sea to heave in, in Conception Bay. The wind was from South-East, and along the beach, the water was the highest seen at this date for many years. At Holyrood and vicinity, the sea came up to the railway track, and at dusk, the whole Bay was a seething mass of foam. But for the heavy rain, which beat the sea down, it is believed that damage would have resulted. |
| May 11, 1907 || LONGSHOREMEN NOMINATION || The Longshoremen held a special meeting in the Star of the Sea Hall, Thursday night, when the nomination of candidates for office for the coming year took place, as follows: President, James McGrath. Vice Do. M. McDonald. Asst. V. Do. J Dempsey. 2nd. Asst. V. Do. Wooldrige. 1st Treas. J. Cahil. 2nd Do. M Hallaran and R. Squires. Rec. Sec. T.J. Allan. Marshal F. Woods. The election takes place at the annual meeting on Thursday night next. |
| May 11, 1907 || SKIPPED TOWN DOING HIS EMPLOYER || An Assyrian named Assad Coles, who was an employee of Mr. Kaleen Noah, has skipped the Country after letting in his late employer for about $300. When Mr. Noah was in Liverpool purchasing goods, he came across Assad, who was stranded, fitted him out with clothing, put him up at a good hotel, and afterwards, furnished him with a first class to St. John’s, by the S.S. Dahome, and £4 for pocket money on the passage out. Soon after arrival, he lifted $15 from the safe, which was almost immediately missed, and he was forced to disgorge, having been found by the Cashier at an uptown house, and admitted the theft. Later he secured $30 from the Cashier under alleged false pretenses, and a sum of $8 from Mrs. Noah. Assad is now missing from the city, and it is suspected that he left for parts unknown, by Tuesday’s express. |
| May 11, 1907 || BANKERS LOOSE CABLES || During the storm of three weeks ago, which was severely felt on the Banks, the schooner Execlda, Capt. John Lewis, M.H.A., lost 2 anchors and 60 fathoms of cable. One of Mr. Samuel Harris vessels lost 200 fathoms of cable in the same gale. The loss is a costly one, as the cable was worth about $2.25 per fathom. |
| May 11, 1907 || VIRGINIA LAKE PASSENGERS || The S.S. Virginia Lake, Parsons, arrived at Port aux Basques at 5.30 a.m. yesterday with the following passengers: Capt. Du Bois, J.T. Taylor, Ashlin Miller, Lees Lecke, Husctis Caypte, Reynolds, Boyd, McLellan Lane, Bishop, Whitmore, Morison, Robinson, Matthews, Deveraux, Tooton, Thackeray, Fitzpatrick, Taylor, Saxey; Mesdames Fitzpatrick, Taylor, Saxey; Miss McLellan, Bell and Cowan. The express is due at 5 p.m. |
| May 11, 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || "Hon. Eli Dawe, M.H.A., Messrs A Barnes, M.H.A. D.A. Ryan of King’s Cove, and C.A.C. Bruce, were in town yesterday.
Capt. James Ryan of Spaniard’s Bay came in by Wednesday afternoon’s train on business, and returned home that evening.
Dr. Paterson went out by Wednesday morning’s train and Messrs Edward Parsons, C.D. Garland, Allan Parsons, and H.F. Shortis by the evening train.
The operatives at Messrs R. Rutherford & Son’s saw mill were very busy today, work having been begun at 4 a.m., to fill rush orders from St. John’s.
The Shannon Park Committee last summer, commenced the work of draining the park, 1100 feet of drains were undertaken. From the proceeds of Mr. Shortis’s lecture, it is hoped the work will be completed .
Mr. Thomas Keefe, who left home last fall and spent the winter in New York, returned home by Wednesday night’s train.
Mr. Joseph Ross who has been confined to his room for nearly a fortnight by a heavy cold, is much improved today, and all will be pleased when he is again able to return to business.
The Captain, Lieutenant, and some friends of the Salvation Army here, went to Carbonear today to reproduce that performance of “The Availing Rock of Ages,” at the Citadel tonight. A large attendance should be present to see the production of the piece.
There seems to be good foundation for the rumor now current, that a number of talented people here are writing a drama entitled “The Poor Man’s Dog,” which will be put upon the boards next fall. What a howl there will be in dogmatic circles when the piece is presented.
It is reported that Dr. Mahoney of Brigus, who has been in town for some weeks, intends settling here. Now that Dr. Ames has decided to transfer his practice to the North Shore, there should be no difficulty in Dr. Mahoney fitting into the vacancy. Dr. Mahoney is spoken of as a skillful Physician and should do well if he decides to establish himself here.
Messrs Munn & Co.’s steamer Louise, left for Green’s Harbor, T.B. last night, to load wood for this port. She may assist in setting afloat this firm’s schooner Pembina, which stuck in the launchways when being launched, after undergoing repairs this winter at Green’s Harbor. Messrs R.D. McRae & Son’s schooner Clara, Captain W. Yetman, sailed today for Sydney, to load coal for this port.
It must have inspired Mr. H.F. Shortis to greater effort, when on Tuesday evening he confronted the large and intelligent audience, which assembled at the Academy Hall to listen to the historic events of the past, connected with Conception Bay in General and Hr. Grace in particular. The hall was well and comfortably filled by an appreciative audience, and from the start to the finish, the subject matter of the lecture held the assemblage to keen attention.
Judge Seymour acting as Chairman, announced the program of the evening, and after naming the first item, Mrs. T. Jones favored the company with a song, “The Garden of Sleep” which was beautifully rendered and generously applauded. Miss O’Connell then came forward with a solo entitled “Whisper and I shall Hear” which brought out the excellence of this lady’s voice ability, and elicited much applause. Mr. W.J. Lynch, in a way peculiar to himself, which is not capable of being imitated, presented the song, “A Bit of Blarney” which was well executed and thunderously approved. Miss Coady accompanied the singer on the piano, and earned her quota of approval.
At 8: 40, the lecturer being called upon stepped forward, and by way of preface, solicited the pardon of the audience for speaking hurriedly, as the lecture was a lengthy one, and it would be necessary to hasten because of limited time. It is a pity his decision was carried into effect, for by so doing, the symmetry of construction, the finely rounded periods, and the rhetorical attributes of the lecture, did not show to their highest degree. Despite this drawback, the lecturer entertained, amused, instructed, and interested his listeners, in a manner rarely achieved by those who attempt lectures.
Mr. Shortis being a Harbor Gracian, the writer finds it difficulty to give an extended notice of Tuesday night’s lecture, for the subject cannot be done justice to in a news item, and besides, the idea of speaking about a performance well executed by a former resident and a native of this town, does not consider with one’s notion of the fitness of things. However, it is only fair to say that pioneers in the establishment of religion in this bay, the founder of different settlements, the heroes of the cod, herring, and whale fishery, and of frozen pans; the leaders in commercial pursuits, the defenders of their homes during the French and American wars with Britain, as they affected Conception Bay, the manners and customs of our ancestors, and the individuals who gained notoriety in the past, were all touched upon and vividly portrayed.
At a little past 10 o’clock the lecture was brought to a close, the audience being well satisfied with all they had heard. His Lordship Bishop March, with suitable comment, proposed a vote of thanks to the lecturer, and Rev. Canon Noel in a humorous vein, seconded the proposition. The vote was given by acclamation. Mr. Shortis acknowledged the appreciation of his effort in a few graceful words. After singing the National Anthem, the audience dispersed.
Many of those present, before leaving the hall, went to the platform to offer congratulations to Mr. Shortis, and gave him a hearty hand shake. If any man was supremely happy in the hall that night it was the lecturer, for every look, every intonation of voice, and his general deportment, gave evidence of his frame of mind, and the man must be a disciple of Zeno himself, who did not respond to the contagion of felicity communicated by the lion of the hour. Who will say Harbor Gracians do not know how to do honor to a prophet in his own town?
The sum realized from the sale of tickets was $42, which will be donated to the Shannon Park funds. It is for the benefit of the park the lecture was given, and considering the low price at which the tickets were sold, the amount realized was good. CORRESPONDENT, Harbor Grace, May 9th, 1907."
| May 11, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "There is talk of a first class hotel being built at Placentia.
Mr. H. Weeks, of Bay Bulls, is at present in the city on business.
The S.S. Carthaginian leaves Liverpool today for St. John’s.
The S.S. Adventure reached Bell Island at 4 a.m. yesterday, with coal from Sydney.
The schooner Nellie M. has loaded with 5,565 packages of fish for Brazil, and will sail for market this morning.
Mr. A. Farrell, of St. Lawrence, who has been in the city on business, leaves for home this morning.
The Virginia Lake left Port aux Basques at 1 p.m. yesterday for North Sydney with 123 passengers, mostly second class.
Salmon are making their appearance at several places on the Southern Shore. A few days ago, J Ronan, of Tor’s Cove, caught two in his net, weighing eighteen and twenty-four pounds.
Mrs Ruff, who was evicted from her house recently, and since showed signs of insanity, was taken to the Police Station from a friend’s home, at 9.30 last night by Const. Grouchy. Dr. Rendell will be called to examine her this morning, and she probably will be sent to the asylum.
The Police had a desperate time doing duty during last night’s storm. In consequence of the rain, most of them were wet through by 9 o’clock. Owing to the men being scarce, no relief could be given those doing duty. The night was one of the worst for some months.
John Foote, of Grand Bank, has purchased the hull of the wrecked schooner Jessy, at Brunette, for $18, and will make an effort to float her. The movable gear has been taken to Harbor Breton, and will be sold by auction for the benefit of the underwriters. She is not much injured, and the chances of raising her are good.
Word was received in town, yesterday, of the death of Captain Maurice Bonia, father of Captain T. Bonia, M.H.A., which event occurred at Placentia, Thursday night. Deceased had reached his 78th year, and enjoyed good health up to a short time ago, when suddenly stricken down. Four sons and two daughter survive him, to whom widespread sympathy is expressed
The S.S. Viking, Capt. William Bartlett, finished discharging yesterday afternoon, her turnout being: 13,902 young harps, 3 bedlamers, 3 old harps, 4 old hoods; total 13,912. Gross weight 249 tons, 7cwt., 1 qr., 4 lbs., Net 240 tons 9 cwt., 3qrs., 17 lbs., Value $19,212.43. The crew of 189 shared $33.88. The fat had run considerable, and a tank of oil was taken from her. The seals were lighter than those killed on the front.
Yesterday afternoon, a man named Roach who has an artificial leg, narrowly escaped death. Street Car No.3 was going West at moderate speed, and Roach, who was somewhat under the influence, attempted to cross the street. The Motorman just saw him in time, and by adjusting the brakes, brought up the car with the fender touching the inebriate’s legs. Roach should feel thankful to the Motorman, as his quick action saved him from possible death.
People arriving from St. Bride’s yesterday, say some of the crew of the French fishing schooner Henri de Concale landed before she was set on fire, and they firmly believed she might have been saved. At the first investigation, the owner said he was Captain, while the Captain affirmed that he was owner. When the men landed they had a large quantity of gin, brandy, and other liquors, but not being allowed to bring it ashore, they had to let it run into salt water.
The Prospero reports no fish on the West Coast.
One drunk was arrested by the Police last evening.
The whaler Hawk captured a large fin-back off Fermeuse, Thursday.
Herring are also reported plentiful in parts of Fortune Bay, and a number of men are engaged catching them.
A fisherman who deserted the services of Capt. S.R. Winsor, and shipped with Mr. O’Neil, Bay de Verde, was arrested yesterday by Const. O’Neil. He was placed on board Capt. Winsor’s schooner.
Several West Coat banking skippers, have been handicapped by their men deserting. A number were up before the Magistrate at Harbor Breton recently, who ordered them on board.
The cruiser Fiona was at Burin on Tuesday, having proceeded there from a cruise round Fortune Bay. Several parties of English Hr. were up before Inspector O’Rielly for violations, and were fined. The lobster fishery has opened well, but the fish are very small.
Brigus, Bay Roberts, and other points in Conception Bay, are hives of Industry at present, the fishermen making active preparations for the coming fishery.
Ex-Constable Patrick Foran arrived from Boston a few days ago, where he had been working some months. Mr. Foran had a lucrative position and met many Newfoundlanders, who are all doing well.
About 3.30 last evening, Hon. J.D. Ryan’s horse took fright near Steer Bros, and dashed down Water St. at a terrific speed, scattering pedestrians on all sides. It was finally captured near Beck’s Cove, without damage being caused.
Mr. Thomas Dunne of Duckworth St. will go to Bell Island on Monday, to resume his position in the Mechanical Department of the Dominion Iron and Steel Co. He has been spending the winter with his relatives in town.
Herring were plentiful at Connaigre when the Prospero came past, and were selling for $5 per dory load. This is a great drop on price since last reported, and is due to the large catch. So far, the bankers have experienced no difficulty in securing bait."
| May 13, 1907 || TALE OF THE SEA. || "A NEWFOUNDLANDER FISHERMAN EXPIRES IN A DORY. Body Rowed to Land by Mate.
The following was taken from the Sydney Record of the 6th inst. and refers to the Newfoundland fisherman, reported in the News despatches of Monday last: ”The experience of John Brussard, a member of the crew of the Newfoundland schooner Canopus, related on his arrival at Canso, Friday night, was a pitiful tale of hardship and privation.
In company with a fellow fisherman named Ansey, they left their vessel in a dory early Tuesday morning, to set trawls. A heavy fog suddenly enveloped them and their vessel was lost sight of. They laid to a “droge” that day, the sea being very light, and all they could do was to keep the boat’s head to the wind. Ansey soon got discouraged and lay down in the bow of the boat, apparently sleeping through the night, which was very cold. The men neither had food or drink. Wednesday, Ansey was drowsy and dull, but Brussard kept rowing for the land as best he could by his compass, not daring to sleep.
On Thursday morning he found his companion was dead. The weight of the latter in the bow of the dory made progress more difficult, but Brussard was too weak to remove him. Friday night, about 11 o’clock, some lobster fishermen at the Cape heard cries, and found the unfortunate fisherman at the shore.
Brussard was assisted to the hut, where his need of food and warmth was supplied, and Saturday morning, he and the dead body of his companion were brought to the town, where decent burial will be given the dead, and proper care to the living man. Ansey was a widower, Brussard is a young man of twenty-six years and unmarried."
| May 13, 1907 || ANNAPOLIS FROM LIVERPOOL || "The S.S. Annapolis, Canham, arrived at 9.45 last night, but did not berth at the pier until 2½ hours later. She anchored nearly in the centre of the harbor and was within ten feet of the wharf when it was found the anchor chains had run short. Pilot Howard was in charge, and he was obliged to haul off, pick up the anchor, and drop it nearer the shore.
The Annapolis left Liverpool on Saturday afternoon. When about 200 miles off this coast, she lay to from 6 p.m until 4 yesterday morning, as the fog was very thick and ice bergs were numerous. She brought 800 tons general cargo, a small mail and the following passengers: Messrs C. Hoste, C Hankey, H. Clement and wife, Miss P. Clement, Miss M. Clement, Miss Thorburn, and 5 in transit."
| May 13, 1907 || SQUID TRAPS AT ST. PIERRE || "A West Coast business man informs us that at present, several Newfoundlanders are at St. Pierre knitting squid traps for the use of the Frenchmen. St Pierre fishermen, like ours, have been greatly handicapped during the last few years by the lack of squid. These bait fish have been plentiful, but refuse to jig, and the French now intend getting over the difficulty by trapping them, which means there will always be a stock available. Our informant says the St. Pierre people, beside supplying their own wants, hope to do a lucrative business by selling to the Americans.
This is a serious matter, and should stir the authorities to action. Our Fishermen are not permitted to use traps, the contention being that they destroy the fish. Experienced men, as the News had previously stated, say traps would not injure squid one iota, as they are simply a one year fish. When they first come to land each summer, they are never more than four or five inches long, and are not full size until the latter part of the season. The oldest fishermen has never seen a full grown squid during the month of August, from Cape. St. Mary’s to Bonne Bay. If the Frenchmen trap them and our people must depend on the jigger for their supply, it is plain to all that the Newfoundlanders will be short."
| May 13, 1907 || SCARLETINA AT GREENSPOND || During the later part of the winter a slight type of scarletina has prevailed at Greensponsd, B.B. and the quarantine is so strict that some of the residents say it is time to cry halt. Two men were prevented going to the ice, in one case the child having developed it only two days before the time the father was to leave for St. John’s. Others, whose relatives developed the disease while they were at the ice fields, have not been able to enter their homes yet, although they were in the Grand Lake, the first sealer in. In other Northern ports, where scarletina prevails, the restrictions are almost nil, and in consequence, the Greenspond people believe they are being harshly and unjustly treated. |
| May 13, 1907 || WEATHER REPORT || West from Bishop’s Falls the weather was stormy yesterday, and at the Quarry it was snowing with the mercury well below freezing. At 9.30 last night the following reports were received: Port aux Basques — N.W., Strong, fine, 40 above. Bay of Islands — Westerly gale, fine, 36 above. Quarry — N.W. strong, snow showers, 22 above. Bishop’s Falls — N.W., strong, dull, 36 above. Clarenville — N.W. strong, fine, 46 above. Whitbourne — W. strong, fine, 32 above. |
| May 13, 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || "Bowring’s: Portia reached Twillingate at 1.10 p.m. Saturday, and left again at 1.15 p.m. going North.
Reids: Dundee arrived at Port Blandford, at 6 p.m. yesterday. Argyle leaves Placentia this morning, on the Merasheen route. Ethie arrived at Clarenville at 11.45 p.m. yesterday. Glencoe left Placentia at 1 a.m. yesterday, with the following passengers: Capt. Gilliam, Constable Raymond, wife and three children, W. Webb, L. Chafe, A. Farrell, I. Kossup, Mrs. Norbert, Mrs. King, Miss King, Miss Opperman, in saloon, and 16 in steerage."
| May 13, 1907 || LIMESTONE AT BAY DE L’EAU || The schooner Julia Forsey, Capt. Collier of Fortune, arrive from Bay de L’Eau Friday evening, with a full load of limestone for F. Score. It is a trial shipment and if it proves to be a good quality, Mr. Score will use it almost exclusively at his kiln. There is almost an inexhaustible supply at Bay de L’Eau. and it can be brought here much cheaper than the imported article. The find promises to be a beneficial one for those living in that neighborhood. |
| May 13, 1907 || VIRGINIA LAKE PASSENGERS || The S.S. Virginia Lake, Parsons, arrived at Port aux Basques at 9 a.m. yesterday with the following passengers: J. Outerbridge, M. Winter, A. Parsons, W.H. Franklin, Mrs. Franklin, in saloon 28 steerage. The express is due at 8 o’clock tonight. |
| May 13, 1907 || MISSION BOAT LAUNCHED || The C.M.B.C. mission boat was launched yesterday morning at 7. there was a celebration of the Holy Communion at the Cathedral and the launching service took place immediately after, at Ayre and Sons’ wharf. Rev Canon Saunders officiated, and delivered a brief address, dealing with the work. Although the weather was inclement, there was a fair attendance. The boat then visited a score of schooners, delivering literature at each. Sunday morning during the summer, the boat will ply the waters of the harbor. |
| May 13, 1907 || SUNDAY DISTURBERS || About 7 a.m yesterday, Sergt. Peet and Constable O’Keefe arrested Paddy Gray and Michael Quinlan – two celebrities — who were fighting on Water St. They slept at the S.A. Food Depot Saturday night, where they fought, and in the morning went on Water Street to settle the matter. Both were under the influence when the Police arrested them. They will go before the Magistrate this morning and answer for the disgraceful conduct. |
| May 13, 1907 || PERSONAL || "Mr. D.A. Ryan left for the Northward by yesterday’s express.
Rev. Fr. Badcock, who was in town during last week, returned to Gambo Saturday.
Mrs. H.D. Reid and son left by car Terra Nova yesterday, for Montreal. They are accompanied by Dr. Paterson.
Mr. W.H. Taylor and Mrs, Taylor, who were in New York for some time, returned by Saturday’s express.
Mr. Henry L Goodman, Traveling Agent for John Carter & Co., paper manufacturers, who was in the city on business, left for Boston by yesterday’s express.
At the induction of the new Rector of St. John’s Church, North Sydney, set for tomorrow, the Preacher will be Rev. H. Fever, now of Glace Bay, a former resident of this city.
We are sorry to know that Rev. Joseph Thackeray, of the Congregational Church, has been confined to his house for some days past, suffering from La Grippe. That he is getting better however, his many friends will hear with pleasure. Rev. M Fenwick conducted the service yesterday, in the Pastor’s absence."
| May 13, 1907 || ALONG THE LINE || "The express arrived at 9 Saturday night, bringing a number of passengers, including: W.H. Taylor and wife, H. Fraser, J.P. Powell, G.A. Campbell. J.D. Robinson, G. Press, D.F. Locke, C. Rendell.
The shore train arrived at 9.45 p.m. Saturday, bringing only a few passengers.
The express last evening, took out a large number of passengers. Among them were: H.L. Goodman, Mrs. H.D. Reid and son, Dr. Paterson, D.A. Ryan, O. Emerson, M.B. Benson, Mr. Finlay."
| May 13, 1907 || RUNNING WILD || Yesterday forenoon, Constables Simmonds and Hann were called to a house on New Gower Street, when an inebriated husband was breaking up the furniture, and incidentally throwing hot stove covers at his better half. The presence of the Officers had the effect of bringing him to his senses, and upon his promise to remain quiet, they gave him a chance. |
| May 13, 1907 || BURGEO NEWS || "The schooner Nina Pearl, brought off Mr. T. Dicks of this place, by Mr. A. Payne of Fogo in December 1906, left for her new home on Saturday 4th, inst. Mr. Payne experienced some difficulty in getting after his vessel, owing to the unsatisfactory condition of the traveling system. Owing to the Prospero not calling upon return trip from Sydney last week, we learn that he was obliged to pay board for himself and crew to the amount of about 45 dollars. Mr. Payne intends using his schooner in the Labrador fishery, where he has figured as a fish killer in the past.
The S.S. Prospero arrived here from St. John’s, via usual ports East on Sunday evening about 7.30. Mr. J. Ryan of Royal Stores and Mr. Kelly, fur buyer, came as passengers by her. Mr. R. Moulton and several other gentlemen, took passage for Canada via Port aux Basques. Upon the Prospero leaving early Monday morning, she collided with the schooner Shamrock of Fortune Bay, but no damage was done, minus the cutting away of vessel’s head gear.
On Wednesday the 1st inst., when S.S. Glencoe returned from west, Captain Drake again surprised us by one of his daring feats of seamanship. From early morning until late in the evening a dense fog pressed all along the shore, and no one imagined or thought it possible, that the Glencoe would make port under such circumstances. The passengers awaiting her arrival to go East, made no effort to prepare until they were summoned to arms by the familiar shriek of the whistle. An insight into the density of the fog can be gleaned from the fact that the steamer was within “bow shot” of the Coastal wharf, before the hull was distinctly seen. The question, general all along the lines, after her arrival was, “How did she get in?” The answer was definite and to the point, — “Captain Drake is on Board.” Truly there is only one Captain Drake, who is a living namesake of the gallant navigator who figured in past days, in the defeat of the “Armada.”
By S.S. Prospero upon return from West, Tuesday, 7th, Mr. Kavanagh, Agent for T. McMurdo Co., St. John’s, arrived here to solicit orders, which Mr. C. Sunderland, traveling in the interest of a Sydney hardware firm, took passage for East.
The schooner Eric returned from Port Blandford Tuesday 7th, with the family of Mr. G.R. Moulton, who in future will be an important factor in the business of Mr. T. Moulton here. He will soon enter his new home, now in the course of erection."
| May 13, 1907 || WHERE THEY ARE TODAY || "H. J. Stabb & Co.’s, Wharf: Schooner “Julia Forsey,” Capt. Collier, Fortune. “Annie May,” J. Youth, Trepassey. “Mary,” S. Youth, Trepassey.
Harvey’s Wharf: Schooner “Mary Parker,” Capt. Hancock, King’s Cove. Schooner “Emulator,” Capt. Chas. Pardy, Grand Bank. Arrived Friday evening and is discharging fish for Harvey & Co. She will then load freight for Grand Bank and Belleoram, after which she will load fish and bunker at Grand Bank for Oporto. “Transit,” Capt. Young, Greenspond.
Davey’s Wharf: “Pendragon,” Capt. Smith, Carbonear.
Job’s Wharf: Schooner “Jacinth,” Capt. J Barbour, Newtown ,B.B. “Adamant.,” Capt. George Short, Hant’s Harbor, T.B.
Martin’s Wharf: Schooner “New Daisy,” Joshua Day, New Perlican. Schooner “Maggie,” Harbor Breton. “Lady Effie,” and “Sea Fox.”.
Baird’s Wharf: Schooner “Lady Mary,” Capt. Halleran, Trepassey. “Annie,” P. Daly, St. Mary’s.
“Ripple,” Placentia Bay. Schooners “Lilly May,” “Bessie,” and Bride M Power.”
Baine Johnson’s Wharf: Schooner “Jessie,” Capt Miles, Bonavista. “Golden Hind,” Capt. Percy, Hopeall, T.B. “William,” Jos. Singleton, sailed Saturday evening. Schooners “King Edward VII,” “Hope,” “Mary Margaret,” “Flash,” “Eliza,” “Lilly R.,” “Virginia Deer,” “Lady Bertha,” “Flying Mist, and “ R.C.H..”
Knowling’s Wharf: Schooner “Annie,” Capt. Woodroe, Northern Bay, sailed for Adam’s Cove, Conception Bay, Saturday evening. ”Delta,” Capt. Barnes, Harbor Grace.
Ayre & Sons Wharf: Schooner “Duke,” Capt. Winsor, Wesleyville. Schooners “Gladys Blanche,” G.J.N.,” Flat Islands; “Uranica,” “Majestic,” “Eliza Ann,” “Thrasher,” “Flower of Home,” and “Ellie J,”
Bowring’s Wharf: Schooner “Mary E,” Capt. S. Winsor, Wesleyville. “Lady Mabel,” Capt. Thomas Cull, Bay de Verde. Schooners “Argo,” “Morning Star,” “J.R. Radway,” and “Garnishee.”
Patterson & Downing’s Wharf: Schooner “Pet,” Capt. Pike, Carbonear.
Goodridge’s Wharf: Schooner “Glenarn,” Capt. James Seaward , New Perlican. “Clara Bell ,” Dan. Linnehan, John’s Pond, St. Mary’s Bay. “Bessie Bell,” Trepassey. “Star,” Capt. Carey , Cape Broyle.
Schooners “Melita,” “Irene,” “Majestic,” “Vera,” “St. Patrick,” “Crown,” “Mary Ann,” “Laura May,” “Mary “, ”Mary”, ”Lilly May,” “Lilly Day,” “Gladys,” “Mary E.,” and “Isabella.”
Bishop & Monroe’s Wharf: Schooner “Carrie,” Capt. Hynes, sailed Saturday evening.
“Katie,” Penny, Burin. Schooners “Golden Hope,” “Daisy,” and “Winnie and Lillie.”
Duder’s Wharf: Schooner “Mary,” P. Cashin, Capt Broyle. “Mary B.,” Capt. Kelloway, sails for Carbonear today. Schooners “Oyama,” “Western Lass,” “Loyalty,” and “Annie Laurie.”
C. F. Bennett’s Wharf: Schooner “Mabel G.,” Capt. J. Penny, Keels, B.B. “Primrose,” Capt. Hiscock, Aquaforte, sails today. “Annie May,” Bay Bulls. “Village Bell,” sails today. Schooners “Maggie Sullivan,” “Vivian,” “Wren,” and “Walwin.”
Steers’s Wharf: Schooner “Bessie L.”, F. Moore, Bay de Verde, sailed Saturday night. “Kate”, Michael Marry, Salmonier. Schooner, “Leslie L.,” Capt. W. Snow, salt laden for Twillingate, sails today. “X10 U 8,” Capt. Hirty, King’s Cove, sails tomorrow. “Stiletto, “ Scilly Cove, T.B.
Franklin’s Wharf: Schooner “Silly,” Capt. Swift, Trepassey. Schooners “Jessie M.,” and “Annie Bell.”
Kennedy & Mullally’s Wharf: Schooner “Kingfish” Capt. Young, Spaniard’s Bay.
Smith Co.’s. Wharf: Schooner “Bonavista,” Capt. Coefield, sails for Bonavista this evening.
“Winnie Spencer,” Capt. Spencer , Fortune , discharging fish."
| May 13, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "Three arrests were made by the Police Saturday night, two were liberated yesterday.
Miss Hilda Martin, daughter of Mr. Martin of the Herald, whose singing has delighted concert-goers of late, leaves shortly for Toronto.
Mr. R.T. Huestis, Ledger Keeper in the Halifax Branch of the Bank of Montreal, has been appointed Accountant in the Bank’s Branch at Birchy Cove. He has assumed duties in his new sphere.
Some workman at the Reid Co.’s machine shop, quit on Saturday last, because an increase of pay was not forthcoming. Some others also left, because of a disagreement with the boss, and are not likely to return.
Yesterday afternoon, Constable Grouchy found Garland’s West End Book Store open, the place evidently having been so since Saturday night. Fearing that a theft might have taken place, the Officer acquainted the owner, who went through the shop and found everything O.K.
Matthew Coady who partook of more liquor than was good for him on Saturday night, caused a disturbance at the S.A. Food Depot, and the Officer in charge was obliged to call the Police. Matthew was escorted to the Police Station and this morning, will go before the Magistrate.
The Placentia train met with an accident Saturday, one of the cars going off the rails, a delay of a couple of hours resulted.
Constable Raymond, who was stationed at Carbonear for several years, has been transferred to Harbor Breton, and left for there Saturday last.
Mr. and Mrs. S.M. Brookfield and Miss Emma Ayre of St. John’s, Nfld., returned to Halifax last Saturday, from California where they spent the winter.
Mrs. Besant, wife of Brakeman Besant of the Reid-Nfld. Co., who has undergone an operation at Montreal, is in a critical state. She is not expected to recover, and her husband has been summoned. Mrs. Besant has been ill for a long period.
The S.S. Home. Capt. Arch Blandford, sails today to take up her regular service between Bay of Islands and Battle Harbor. Her Officers are: 1st. J Hall, 2nd J. Harbin; Steward, C.F. Pike; Chief Cook, T.J. Martin. The Clyde will sail to take up the Green Bay service as soon as ice conditions permit. Her officers are: Capt. J. Knee; 1st Officer, R. Harbin, 2nd, J. Butcher, Purser C. Norbury; Stewart, E. Norris; Chief Cook R. Matthews."
| May 14, 1907 || WORK PROGRESSING AT GRAND FALLS || "But Laborers are Leaving Daily to Prosecute the Fishery.
From passengers who arrived by last night’s express, we learn that work is progressing favorably at Grand Falls, and at present 530 men are employed. The streets of the new town have all been laid out, and the men are now engaged grading them. The electric light plant has been installed, and within a few days the place will be lighted, only a few finishing touches being necessary. The Manager’s residence is also practically completed, at an estimated cost of $20,000. The Company have also commenced the erection of a Paper Store measuring 180 feet by 120 feet. It will be a massive structure, the materials to be used being concrete and steel. A large Hotel is also in course of erection, which when completed, will be superior to any in the city. — To the inducements offered at the fishery however, many of the workmen are leaving, and tomorrow, the 15th. — pay day — about 130 will quite work. The weather the last week has been much finer than that experienced here."
| May 14, 1907 || SCHOONER LOST ONE MAN DROWNED || "Yesterday forenoon, the Minister of Marine and Fisheries, Hon. E. Dawe, received the following message from Magistrate Duder, of Bonne Bay.
“The Schooner Vester Pearl, of Little Bay East, A. Thornhill, Master, was lost on Saturday night, near Cape Gregory, being forced on a rock by ice. The crew landed at Trout River, yesterday. Two men are missing, named Edward Green and William Scott, one of whom is drowned. The other man was on the ice when last seen. Search parties from here left early today to try and find him. The vessel is a total loss. Shall wire result of search. The Captain and men returning to Bay of Islands.”
Last evening, another message was received, saying that one of men had been found on a pan of ice, by the search party, and was taken to Bonne Bay. He reported that his companion was drowned on Sunday. The pan on which he was, turned over. No other particulars were received."
| May 14, 1907 || THE DRUGGIST AND THE DOCTOR || Passengers who left town by Saturdays evening’s train, for Conception Bay Points, were treated to a lively scene before reaching their destination. The principals were a well known Druggist, who was in a talkative mood, opened the ball by referring to Dr. Ames as being no good, and that his diploma was of no value. After continuing the tirade, another passenger informed him that the Doctor was a passenger and in the same car. This only tended to increase the anger of the pestle and mortar Knight, and the Medico, not wishing to create a disturbance, left the apartment. Not long after he was obliged to return and was treated to another dose of abuse. Eventually the Doctor’s patience became exhausted and he remonstrated, but was hardly prepared for what followed. Without warning, the Druggist whipped out a revolver, sending a thrill of horror through all, as they feared he would shoot. Dr. Ames immediately grabbed his arm, and after a struggle, wrenched the weapon from his grasp. Passing it to Mr. Walter Crosbie, who was a witness, the latter threw it out of harm’s way. The shooter we are informed, was not loaded, but the Druggist had a box of cartridges in his pocket. The affair caused quite a sensation, and all were thankful when peace was restored. |
| May 14, 1907 || SCHOONER SINKS AT BAINE HARBOR || During the storm of April 24th, a schooner owned by Levi Munden, Baine Harbor, sank. The crew left her in the middle of the night, and narrowly escaped with their lives. She remained under water until the following Monday, when she was raised by the aid of two schooners and about 40 men. The owner lost considerable by the happening, and his summer’s operations will be considerably interfered with, but all are pleased at coming through without loss of life. |
| May 14, 1907 || PRISONERS ARRIVE || By last night’s express, Sergt. Cox and Constable Shepperd arrived from Bonavista with two prisoners, named Cranford, who are held on a charge of barratry. They also brought along eight witnesses. The prisoners were arraigned last fall, and committed for trial, but were later allowed to return to their homes until the following criminal term of the Supreme Court. They will be brought before Court tomorrow, when their cases will be considered. |
| May 14, 1907 || CRIMINAL ASSAULT || By last evening’s train, Const. Walters went out to Foxtrap to serve a summons on a man named Patten, who is charged with criminal assault. It is alleged, that a short time ago he entered the home of another resident, and attempted an assault on a young woman, who had to run from the house. The case will come up for hearing before the Magistrate on tomorrow. |
| May 14, 1907 || NEW SCHOOL AT AVONDALE || Rev. J. Roe, P.P., is having a new school erected at Avondale, which when finished, will compare favorably with any in the District. The site has been selected, and already the work of preparing the foundation has begun. Recently, the residents of this District brought out the framing from the country, showing their approval of the proposed good work of their Pastor. Since going to Harbor Main, Fr. Roe has done much for the parish, and this latest act will meet with the hearty approval of all in the district, as in these days, the advancement of Education should be the aim of all. |
| May 14, 1907 || EMBARGO ON OUR FREIGHT || A Water St. Business Man, who was inconvenienced by the non-arrival of goods he had ordered from Toronto in the early part of the winter, wrote the manufacturers, that the goods had not arrived and he was considerably handicapped. A few days ago he received an answer, dated April 25th that the order was not then shipped, and the reason given was that an embargo was placed on all goods for Newfoundland, as cars had been held at North Sydney. This accounts for the non-arrival of freight which several Merchants have been expecting, and is rough on those who urgently needed the articles ordered. |
| May 14, 1907 || WHERE THEY ARE TODAY? || "Coastal Wharf: Schooner “Jessie M.,” Courage, taking salt from the steamer Bernicia for D. O’Neil, Bay de Verde.
Harvey’s Wharf: Schooner “ Mary Parker,” Capt. Hancock, sails for King’s Cove today. “Emulator,” Capt. Pardy, Grand Bank. “Transit,” Capt Young, Greenspond.
Marshall Bros. Wharf: Schooner “Florence” Capt. William Brown, Bay Roberts, loading salt and fishing supplies.
Davey’s Wharf: Schooner “Mary,” Capt. Cashin, Cape Broyle.
Job’s Wharf: Schooner “Hilda Blanche,” Annias March, Old Perlician. “Gurnet,” Geo. Strickland, Hant’s Harbor, Trinity Bay. “Gladys Blanche,” Capt. March, Old Perlician. Schooners “Isabella”, “Alfreda”, Adamant”, “Jessie M.”, and “Jacinth”.
Martin’s Wharf: Schooner “Maggie,” Capt. Day, Harbor Breton. “New Daisy,” J Day, Old Perlician
“Morning Star,” Capt. Marshall, Burin. Schooners “S.A. Parkurst,” “Sea Fox,” and “Lady Effie.”
Crosbie & Co.’s Wharf: Schooner “Ophie,” Robert Moore, Freshwater, Conception Bay, discharging dry fish.
Baird’s Wharf: Schooner “Little Lottie,” Capt. Byrne, Trespasey, sailed Saturday night but had to return owing to heavy wind. Sails this morning. “Golden Hind,” sails today for Hopeall, Trinity Bay. “Susanna,” Capt. Curtis, Trepassey. Schooners “Rose in June,” “Forget-Me-Not,” “Lizzie Weathers,” and “Ripple”.
G. C. Fearn & Son’s Wharf: Schooner “Flash,” sails this morning for Salmonier. “Annie Laurie,” sails today for Harbor Buffett, Placentia Bay.
Baine Johnston’s Wharf: Schooners “William,” and “Mary Margaret,” sailed last night for Salmonier.
“Flying Mist,” Capt. Ryan, Trepassey. “Golden Hope,” Trepassey. Schooners “Lilly,” and “Eliza”.
Knowling’s Wharf: Schooner “Delta,” Capt. Barnes, Harbor Grace. “Annie,” P. Daly, St. Mary’s.
Ayre & Sons Wharf: Schooner “Mary E."", Wesleyville. “J. W. Denty” sails today for Boat Harbor, Placentia Bay. Schooners “Duke,” “Myrtle,” “Eliza Ann”, “Thrasher,” and “Flower of Home”.
Bowring’s Wharf: Schooner “Lydia Gertrude,” Capt. Gardner, Grey Islands, fitting out for the fishery, sails Thursday. “Donna Maria” Capt. McCaarthy, arrived last evening from Renews. Schooners “Argo”, “Lady Mabel,” and “Garnishee.”
Patterson & Downing’s Wharf: Schooners “Mary S. Jane” Capt. Legrow, leaves today for Bell Island with freight.
Goodridge’s Wharf: Schooner “Victoria,” R. Hindy, New Perlican. “Vera” Capt. Smith, sails today, for New Perlican. “Mary E.”, Capt. Trainer, sailed last night for Fermeuse. “Bell of the Bay,” J Burridge, New Perlican. “Bridget M Power,” sails today for Trepassey. Schooners “Mary of Trepassey”, “Annie May”, “Star,” “Glenors,” “Majestic,” “Clara Bell,” and “Laura May.” “Isabella,” sails this morning for Ferryland.
“Paddy,” Nicholas Parrott, arrived Saturday night from Salmonier, after a stormy passage of two days. She lost her mainsail in Saturday evening's storm, and only the tug picked her up, she would have been driven to sea in Saturday night’s gale.
Bishop & Monroe’s Wharf: Schooner “Daisy,” Capt. Rowan, Salmonier. Schooner “Kattie” “Winnie and Lillie”and “Agnes E. Downes”
Duder’s Wharf: Schooner “Edgar C.,” Capt. Hawco, Salmonier. Schooners “Mary B.”, and “Western Lass.”
C. F. Bennett’s Wharf: Schooner “Hero,”Ambrose Linnehan, Salmonier. “Mabel G.,” Capt. Penny, Keels, B.B. “Village Bell,” Bay Bulls.
Steers’s Wharf: Schooner “Norah,” Capt. Cooper, Grates Cove, sails today. “Leslie C.”, sails for Twillingate.
Smith’s Co’s. Wharf: Schooner “Bessie L.,” sails for Bay de Verde this morning. “Winnie Spencer,” Capt. Spencer, Fortune.
Knowling’s West End Wharf: Schooner “Kate,” Capt. Marry, Salmonier.
Tessier’s Wharf: Schooner “Mary F.,” Capt. Templeton, Bonavista. “Pendragon,” Capt. Smith, Carbonear. “Margaret,” Capt. Kennedy, Mobile.
Kennedy & Mullaly’s Wharf: Schooner “Mary Ann,” Capt. Foley, Renews.
Angel & Co.’s Wharf: Schooner “Kingfish,” Capt. Young, Spaniard’s Bay. “Bella Franklin,” Capt. Hynes, sails this morning for Dog Bay."
| May 14, 1907 || WEATHER REPORT || "Yesterday was anything but summer like along the railway line. Last night it moderated, though along the Gaff Topsails it snowed with the temperature below freezing. The following are the latest reports: Port aux Basques — N.W. light, dull, 40 above. Bay of Islands — W. light, dull 40 above. Quarry — N.W. Strong, snowing, 25 above. Bishop’s Falls — N.W. Fresh, dull, 32 above. Clarenville — N.W., fresh, dull, 46 above.
Witbourne — S.E. strong, dull, 40 above." |
| May 14, 1907 || FIRST SIGN OF FISH || The first catch of fish to the Northward for the season, was taken on Wednesday last, near Old Perlican. Mr. J. Howard, a noted fish killer of that place, put out his trap on the 4th May, in Hard Cove, one of the best spots on the shore, and last Wednesday, secured two quintals of splendid fish. At this date this is considered a good sign, and a big trap fishery is anticipated in that locality. |
| May 14, 1907 || A THOUGHTLESS ACT || "Yesterday afternoon, a couple of boys went to Waterford Bridge River to drown a dog. Tying a stone around its neck, they threw it in just East of Syme’s Bridge. The rope was too long to pull the brute’s head under water, and during the evening, the dog’s howling aroused the neighborhood. Mr. C.W.H. Tessier was attracted to the scene, and saw the canine with its nose above the surface. Returning home, he acquainted Inspector Grimes by phone, and at 9.30, Supt. Sullivan dispatched a Constable to shoot the brute and end its suffering.
The boys, whoever they may be, deserve to be punished for their cruel conduct. If their intention was to drown the animal they should have made sure of their work before leaving, and the S.P.C.A. should move in the matter. The Board of Health also ought to take the case in hand, as during the summer months, hundreds of ladies and children resort to the banks of this river, and have basket parties, and use the water for drinking. To have it polluted with the decomposed body of a dog, might be the means of causing an infectious disease to spread, leaving results fearful to think of."
| May 14, 1907 || PERSONAL || "Rev. Canon Temple was in town yesterday.
Mr. F.H. Hue came over from Brigus yesterday.
Mr. Duff. Carbonear, came over yesterday on business.
Capt. W. Bartlett returned to Brigus by last evening’s train.
Rev. Canon Smith, of Portugal Cove, was in the city yesterday.
Miss Ada Noseworthy came over from Clark’s Beach yesterday, to visit friends.
Mr. W.H. and Mrs. Fanklin, who were visiting Canada and the States, returned to town last night.
Mr. H. Ready, of Mortier Bay, P.B., arrived Sunday morning, and will remain a fortnight on business.
Mr. J.A. Robinson, Editor, Daily News, who was up North on business, returned to the city by last evening’s express.
Mr. F.A. Brazil, of the Imperial Tobacco works, who was on a business trip to Grand Falls, returned to town last night.
Mr. T.T. Pope, who spent several days at Bay of Islands, Grand Falls, and Glenwood, purchasing lumber for his furniture factory at the latter place, was a passenger by last night’s express.
Mrs. (Dr.) Jones of Avondale, who was visiting her sister, Mrs. O’Donnel, on Bell Island last week, arrived by the Progress yesterday, and left for home by the afternoon train.
Mr. R.H. Trapnell will leave by train this evening, for a short business trip to the United States. His son Carl goes with him, and will spend some time with a leading firm of Jewellers in Boston, in perfecting himself as an Engraver. After that, he will enter college for an optical course. He will be absent, from St. John’s for about four years.
The many friends of Mr. Lawrence Barron, who went to Montreal recently for medical treatment, will be glad to know that he is progressing satisfactorily, and very shortly expects to be fully restored. He writes that he has had the advantage of personal treatment from Dr. Roddick, whose skill has conquered the ailment completely.
Mr. M.G. Winter, who was visiting Canada and the States on business, reached the city last night. During his sojourn, he figured in a railway accident near Boston, in which eight passenger’s were seriously injured. After the cars left the rails, they took fire, and the escape of those aboard was miraculous. Mr Winter does not want a similar experience."
| May 14, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "Rev. Mr. Grouchy arrived from Pilley’s Island by the S.S. Aggie, yesterday morning.
The Norwegian fishery to date, is: Lofoten, 18,700,000; others 22,200,000; total 40,900,000.
The Virginia Lake steamed through a lot of ice on her last trip across Cabot Strait, some of which was very heavy.
The electric light at the head of Alexander St., has been out for several nights. The globe is broken, and Sunday night those returning from Alexander Street Church, were considerably inconvenienced. The matter should be attended to.
Last night an unfortunate woman named Carrigan, who has served several terms in the penitentiary for drunkenness, was wandering the street in an inebriated condition, followed by a mob of hooligans. The Authorities or the woman’s friends should look to her, and not have her at large in the condition she was last night.
Mrs. BREENNER, widow of the late A.W. Brenner, Esq., of Trinity, died at her residence, Barnes Road yesterday morning. Deceased is survived by all her children, Robert S. of the city, Hugh, New York; Mrs. (Rev) Dunfield, Mrs. (Rev.) Cogan, and Mary. The funeral takes place Thursday at 3. To the sorrowing relatives we extend sympathy
Owing to the resignation of the Postmaster at Bell Island a short time ago, and no successor being appointed, the work of handling the mails devolved on Magistrate O’Donnel, until an appointment was made. During the time the Post Office was kept in the Court House, entire satisfaction was given, and the residents and visitors speak of the successful and obliging way in which Mr. O’Donnel attended to the work.
The S.S. Aggie, Barnes, arrived yesterday forenoon from Pelley’s Island, having to take the outside cut, as Stag Harbor Run is still filled with ice. She brought Rev. Mr. Grouchy and 30 other passengers, mostly crews coming to take schooners up North. In getting to a safe mooring in the harbor, the Aggie collided with two schooners, damaging both. The cost of the repairs will likely have to be paid by the steamer’s owners.
S.S. Carthaginian left Liverpool on Saturday for this port.
S.S. Regulus is expected to sail for Sydney today. Her engines are now undergoing repairs at the hands of the Reid Co.
Mr. Hugh Ready of Marystown, recently launched his 42 ton schooner, which was built during the winter. She is a pretty craft, and promises to be an excellent sailer. Skipper John Coady will command her at the bank and shore fishery. We hope she will find fish plentiful.
About 200 Miners will leave Bell Island during the week, to engage at the fishery the coming summer.
A Mr. McLean arrived a few days ago from Canada, to take up duties as Forman of the Reid Co.’s repair shops.
At 8 o’clock last evening, Constable Quinian and Morrissey arrested a drunk, and conveyed him to the Station in a cab.
Reports received yesterday, say that Green Bay is free of ice; and the S.S. Clyde sails tonight taking up her regular summer service.
Mr. M.F. Abbott, who is in the city, received a wire last night that Port au Port was free of ice, and the report from outside shore was, “No ice in sight.”
Mr. Arthur Mullins, formerly of the New Composing Staff, but recently of St. John, N.B. Sun, arrived by the express on a visit to his friends.
There will be a stock of fresh meat in the city in a day or two, as the schooner C.E. Richard’s is due from Port Mulgrave tomorrow, with a load of cattle for J. &. W. Pitts.
The schooners being built at Gambo for Mr. E. Harvey are fast nearing completion. One has been finished recently, and was to be launched yesterday. Mr. N. Gibbons is also having a craft built there.
One of the passengers by the last night’s shore train complained that he was “Taken In” during the trip to town. At Tilton he purchased two dozen trout from a vendor, the later promising to put them in the second class car for the purchaser. He failed to do so however, and when the train pulled out from the station, the trout were missing. It might be only a “fish”story however, on the part of the passenger.
| May 14, 1907 || DEATH || SMITH — There passed away on the 13th May at Halifax, after a short illness, Elizabeth Lynch, wife of Howard Smith, of N & M Smith, and daughter of Michael Lynch of this city. |
| May 15, 1907 || THE PERILS OF THE OCEAN. || "LOCAL SCHOONERS HAVE ROUGH EXPERIENCE. One Sinks at Entrance of Narrows
“Mary May” Lost: Capt. Patrick Findlay and five sturdy fishermen of Fermuse, were in an ace of being drowned at the entrance of the Narrows yesterday morning. The schooner Mary May, owned and commanded by Mr. Findlay, left home at 5 a.m. and made an excellent run to the mouth of the harbor. Just before noon, a squall of great force struck her, and she was thrown out, so that water rushed into the cabin, forecastle, and hold. It was impossible to right her, and the weight of water commenced forcing her down.
The Captain, who was steering when the mishap occurred, was hurled under the mainsail, and experienced great difficulty in getting free. The dory was launched and the men scrambled into it; in less than ten minutes the schooner had gone down. The crew were by no means out of danger, as they were without oars and the plug was out, but one man pulled off his large boot and used it to bail her free. Fortunately for them, the schooner Harry Matthews, Capt. J Moore, of Heart’s Content, was near at the time, and he immediately despatched a boat to pick them up.
They were taken on board the Matthews, and reached Bowring’s wharf at 1 p.m. Beside Capt. Findlay, on the Mary May were: Richard and Michael Findlay his sons, John Brothers (2) and John Walsh. The men lost all they had, the Captain and others having money beside valuable papers, while there was no insurance on the craft.
The survivors are deeply grateful to Capt. Moore and his men, as their fate would have been sealed if they had not acted so quickly.
“First Trial” Meets It: The schooner First Trial arrived yesterday, from Grates Cove, during the progress of the storm. At 11 a.m. the storm cloud was seen to the North of Baccalieu. It gradually came nearer and at 1 p.m. when off Torbay, struck the schooner with full force. It was accompanied by heavy snow. The length of the schooner ahead could not be seen, so thick was the air with snow and spray, and all that could be done was to run before it. She came near going ashore under Sugar Loaf, the breakers being seen just in time to clear them. All were thankful when port was reached in safety. It will be noticed that the storm was in progress at Baccalieu before noon, at Torbay at 1 p.m., and reached here just after 2 o’clock.
“Mary Alberta’s” Experience: The schooner Mary Alberta, which arrived 11 a.m yesterday from Bay de Verde, had a very stormy passage. She left Bay de Verde at noon on Saturday, and was caught out in the gale that night, and came near being driven off, having to lay to all night under a double reefed foresail. A dory, water cask, and several other movable articles, were washed from the deck. At 9 a.m Sunday she succeeded in reaching Carbonear, where she remained until Monday and arrived here, yesterday morning.
“Rose Mary” Hard Passage: The schooner Rose Mary, Capt. Lynch, of Bellevue, had a most unpleasant passage from Cape Broyle on Monday. Only she is strongly built and well founded with the best rigging and sails, she would have fared badly. Capt. Lynch is a brother of Constable Lynch, and called at Cape Broyle to bring down the furniture and household effects of the Officer, who is now stationed in the city again.
“Blue Bell” Missing: The schooner Blue Bell, Cole, left Bacon Cove, Conception Bay, Thursday last for this port, but has not arrived up to last midnight. The craft is about 28 tons, but is well found, and no fears are entertained for her, though it is possible she might have suffered in Sunday night’s storm. She carries a crew of four men, and it is hoped will turn up ok.
“Mermaid’s” Rough Trip: The schooner Mermaid, P Hickey, of Conception Harbor, arrived in port yesterday, after a desperate trip to St. John’s. Conception Harbor was left Saturday last, and a good run was made out of Conception Bay. Sunday, a S.E. gale was met, and the schooner had to run from land. During the storm, the craft was battered about badly, but she came through without damage."
| May 15, 1907 || HERRING AT PLACENTIA || Captain Bonia, who arrived from Placentia last night, informs us, during Monday and yesterday, herring were plentiful in the East Arm. All the boats secured bait, and left for Cape St. Mary’s grounds but had to return, a strong N.W. wind prevailing. They leave for the grounds again today, and if the weather continues fine, hope to do well. |
| May 15, 1907 || PRICE OF COAL || The Executive of the Truckmen’s Union has notified coal importers, that the charge for city delivery in future, will be 50 cents per ton, and 15 cents for a quarter or less. This is an increase of 10 cents per ton on the former figures. We understand the Merchants are prepared to acquiesce, but as the cost of unloading is greater since the threatened strike, the price of fuel is likely to advance 20 cents per ton. |
| May 15, 1907 || THE EXPRESS || The Virginia Lake reached Port aux Basques at 11.20 p.m. yesterday, from North Sydney and landed the following passengers, Mr. Beeton, J. Cowley, J. Booster, Phillips, Fife, Johns, Hardy, McKie, Kennedy, Miss M J Kennedy, and 14 steerage. The express left at 12.45 and is due here at 6 this evening. |
| May 15, 1907 || A BIG HAUL || When the Bankers were about Connaigre Bay looking for bait early in the season, all kinds of money was offered for herring. One night, Mr. H. Coady, who was using a seine there, gave up the work for the night; but seeing the waters alive, returned, and throwing out the seine secured 44 dory loads, which he sold at $35.00 a load. Mr. Coady netted $1,560.00 from his work; not at all bad. |
| May 15, 1907 || PERSONAL || "Mr. H W Taylor went out by last evening’s express.
Rev. J Craig, left for Halifax by the Annapolis last night.
Rev. Mgr. Veitch arrived by the shore train last night.
Capt. T. Bonia, M.H.A., arrived from Placentia last night.
Dr. Pritchard arrived in the city by last night’s train.
Mr. H. Clement and family leave for home by the Prospero.
Magistrate Way leaves for Harbor Breton by the Prospero.
Mr. H. Lake of Fortune, is at present in the city on business.
Mr. Inkpen of Burin, who has been in town on business, returns by the Prospero.
Mr. McFarlane of Lewisporte, who has been in town on business, left for home last evening.
Mr. J.T Meaney of the Telegram Staff, has been indisposed for the last few days, but will be about again today.
Revs. J. Roe, P.P., of Harbor Main, and Dr. Murphy of Holyrood, came in by the noon train yesterday, as witnesses in the Local Option Case, which come up for hearing in the Supreme Court today.
Mr. and Mrs. R.G. Reid and Miss Reid, leave Montreal in June for Newfoundland, and will spend the summer here. Miss McGregor who has spent the winter the guest of Mr. and Mrs Reid, will return with them.
At Quebec today, the marriage of Miss Louise Bartlett, daughter of Capt. John Bartlett, and sister of Mrs. Duncan, wife of Superintendent of the Lunatic Asylum, will take place. The fortunate groom is Mr. A. Stewart, well known here as a Mining Engineer. After the wedding tour, which will embrace American and Canadian cities, Mr. and Mrs. Stewart will reside at Chester, Nova Scotia."
| May 15, 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || "Mr. D Munn left by this evening’s train for Brigus, and will return on Monday.
Mr. James Madigan goes to Brigus by Monday morning’s train and returns same day.
Mr. John Gordon went to St. John’s by this morning’s train and is expected home again tonight.
W.J.S. Donnelly, Esq., Inspector of H.M. Customs, was in town today and left this morning for Carbonear.
It is reported the Anglo-American Telegraph Co., intend running the wire shortly to Port de Grave, and opening an office there.
The schooner Columbia, Capt. W. Carrol, which lay up here this winter, is now loading whalebone at the whale factory here, for Halifax.
Miss Gertie Trapnell, who has been in town for a week, intends going to Port aux Basques by Tuesday’s express, to remain there this summer with her sister, Mrs. W. Spracklin.
Mr. Reuben Gordon, Jr., for some days has had several lobster pots in the harbor opposite his house at Ugly Head, but up to the time of writing, no crustaceans have found their way into the traps.
Mr. Thomas Bartlett and wife arrived this week from St. John’s, where the former had been employed for some time as Watchman at Job’s premises. Mr. Bartlett and wife will again settle here.
An assault case brought by a woman against a man, was heard before Judge Seymour on Friday. The woman wishing to procure further witness in the case, its further hearing was postponed till Tuesday next.
Mr. William Madigan of the firm of J. & M. Madigan, Clothiers, intends taking the S.S. Ethie at Carbonear on Tuesday next, for Catalina and Trinity, and perhaps other points in Trinity Bay. His trip will combine business and pleasure.
The Captain and crew who recently arrived to take the whaler Baccalieu to Japan, are at work at Bay Roberts getting the steamer ready for her long voyage. The Baccalieu is expected here on Tuesday, to take on board her whaling gear.
Mr. James Cron’s schooner Bay State, W.T. Noel, Master, which brought a cargo of firewood to Island Cove from Solomon Jones, dragged her anchor during last evening’s S.E. gale, and went ashore at 7 p.m., becoming a total loss. The vessel will be sold by auction at 1 p.m. on Tuesday next.
Mrs. Lynch, widow of the late Mr. Thomas Lynch, and mother of Mr. W.J. Lynch, Clerk of the Peace, was taken seriously ill this morning, a slight stroke of paralysis accompanying the attack. The old lady is advanced in years, and should her present condition continue many hours, her recovery is despaired of.
The annual meeting of the Road Board was held on Tuesday night, when Mr. John C. Walker was unanimously elected Chairman in place of Mr. John Butler, deceased, and Mr. John N. Ash was elected Inspector of Roads in the room of Mr. John McCarthy, left the Country. Messrs Solomon Pynn and John Mackay were appointed additional members of the Board.
While two horses with carts attached, were making their way up Death Hill near the turn in the road where the railway track passes, one of the horses slowed down to accommodate the one proceeding it, and began backing towards the edge of the road where a retaining wall makes a steep descent. Just before the cart went over the wall, the driver jumped from his seat, and so escaped serious injury or possible death. The cart for a time, hung suspended from the animal, until the harness gave way, and it and the horse dropped to the ground below. This part of Death Hill has long been considered a dangerous place, and it should have been railed long ere this. Somebody should look to it, and have a rail placed there before a serious accident occurs.
It has been learned from a reliable source, that the Harmsworths intend making Grand Falls a veritable hive of industry, during the coming summer and succeeding years. There seems to be a demand for workmen of all kinds just at present, and it is known the Company’s Agents have been about Placentia in quest of Laborers, who were offered $1.25 per day. It was expected that 150 men would be obtained thereabouts, and before long, great number of operatives for the different works to be started, will have found their way inland.
At Grand Falls, 10 acres of land have been cleared and a number of people have settled there. Cattle raising will be attempted soon, and not many years hence it is hoped, this industry will have developed so that the Country may obtain its meat supply from this quarter. The settlers are said to be happy and not without some of the helps which go to make life bearable and even pleasant.
Grand Falls has its library and other means of making life agreeable, and soon it is expected the settlement will have grown into a large industrial centre, enjoying all the privileges and advantages of the things, so that we may hope to see at no distant date, a large manufacturing centre with all up-to-date improvements, rise rapidly in the interior.
It is the intention of the Harmsworths to manufacture paper in this Country, and for the purpose of conveying their exports to Botwoodville, the shipping port, a line of railway 25 miles in length, will be built. The Harmsworths will use their own line of steamships in carrying the products of their plantation across the Atlantic. Lord Northcliffe intends building and equipping a Hospital at Grand Falls, and Lady Northcliffe will send out a trained Nurse to attend to the requirements of any unfortunate employee injured on the estate.
The copper prospects at Millertown are promising, though at present, the early reports of the find there do not appear to have been warranted. Correspondent, Harbor Grace, May 11th, 1907."
| May 15, 1907 || CARBONEAR || "The Cupid, James Taylor, arrived on Wednesday with general cargo to Messrs Rorke & Sons.
The H.W. Longfellow, Hobbs, arrived to Messrs Wm. Duff & Sons, Ltd. on Monday, laden with native timber, consisting of posts, firewood and longers.
The Harmony, R. King, arrived on Tuesday, laden with hardware and dry goods to Messrs Rorke & Sons.
The S.S. Euphrates, steamed in on Saturday with a load of provisions for Messrs Baine Johnson & Co.’s Dealers in this Bay.
An unusually large number of passengers came by the S.S. Ethie on Tuesday.
Mrs. James Rorke went out on Tuesday morning to take the S.S. Mongolian for England.
Constable Raymond and family, embarked for Harbor Breton on Saturday, having been transferred there permanently, to continue his duties as Peace Officer. Four years have passed since Constable Raymond took up duty here, and the opinion is that the recent promotion given him is well merited. Constable Wells of Bay Roberts replaces him.
Mr. Jas. JOYCE, a well known planter of Freshwater, and father of the young man who died about ten days ago, passed over to the great majority on Saturday
The auction of ship’s furniture, saved from the wreck of the ill-fated Rowens, was held on Monday afternoon on Messrs Rorke & Son’s East End premises, Mr. W. Green, acting Sub-Collector, conducted the sale. Most of the goods were purchased by Mr. Smith, the former owner.
The special meeting held on Thursday night at the S.A. Barracks, was regarded as one of unusual interest. A religious theme entitled, ”The availing Rock of Ages,” was reproduced with an expression well-becoming the sacred subject. The inspiring service was conducted by officers of Harbor Grace Corp, who kindly offered their service for the occasion. The musical reputation of the Army was sustained by Mr. L. Whitman, in the capacity of Organist.
A handsome residence is being erected by Mr. Jno. Goodison, on the property formerly owned by the Noel Estate, beautifully situated on Rock Hill. Mr. Philip Saunders, the Contractor, anticipates finishing the work within two months.
A respected resident of Flat Rock, Bay de Verde, in the person of Mr. George EVELY, died on Tuesday, have been but two days complaining of feeling unwell. The deceased was esteemed for possessing a strong Christian character, which gained the good-will of all who came within the sphere of his influence.
Children Day was observed at the South Side Methodist Church, on Sunday. At the afternoon service, an immense congregation attended, and great interest seemed to be taken in various exercises of the scholars. Mr. W.H. Soper, Superintendent of the School, presided, whilst the popular day School Teacher, Miss Crocker, lead the singing.
The many friends of Capt. Cyrus Taylor, 1st Officer of the S.S. Bruce, are glad to see his genial countenance in their midst for a few days.
The Templars’ Sociable on Thursday, under the management of Prince Albert Lodge, was attended by over one hundred members, and unanimously pronounced a good time. The infusion of new faces, brought about by a fraternal visit of members from Grace Lodge, Harbor Grace, created a most lively interest among the younger brethren. The gathering was especially honored by the youthful presences of the G.C.T. Rev. A.W. Lewis, B.D., who in the course of an ardent address on the Temperance outlook in Newfoundland, expressed himself as hopeful for the ultimate overthrow of the traffic in intoxicants.
The order of business was gone through in the Subordinate Degree, after which a motion to adjourn was proposed and carried. After an interval of fifteen minutes, order was restored, and the following program was placed in the hands of Bro. L. Ash, who was called to the Chair to extend fraternal greeting to the visitors.
Chorus — Temperance Rallying Song. Recitation — Our Lodge — Miss Bessie Taylor. Address — Rev. A.W. Lewis., B.D.G.C.T. Quartette — “Sleeping on guard” — Mrs. Butt, Miss Forward, Messrs A. Howell and L Ash. Solo — “Somebody Waiting for you” – D. Whiteway. Reading — “A Camp Meeting in Texas” — Jos, Maddock, Esq., M.H.A. Solo — “The Bird Whipporwill’s Songs” — Mrs. Butt. Address — R. Simpson, Esq., J. P., D.G.C.T. Song — “Welcome as the Flowers” — W.J. Howell. Chorus — Come Friends and Brethren. Interval — Tea. GOD SAVE THE KING. CORRESPONDENT."
| May 15, 1907 || HYMENEAL || "CARROLL – VEITCH: On Sunday, April 28th, a pretty wedding took place at St. Thomas’ Church, Boston, the contracting parties being W.J. Veitch and Minnie Carroll, both of Holyrood.
The bride was handsomely gowned in cream satin, with veil to match, and carried a beautiful bouquet of White Pinks. Miss Ellie Duff, in a pretty dress of blue silk, assisted the bride. The groom was ably supported by his cousin, W.H. Veitch. After the ceremony, the wedding party repaired to the residence of Mr. Veitch, brother of the groom, where a sumptuous repast was partaken of. About thirty guests were present, and after spending a most enjoyable evening, the bridal party boarded the train en route to Bridgewater, where the honeymoon will be spent.
The Bride is the daughter of James Carroll, one of Holyrood’s popular and enterprising Merchants, and the groom the son of George Veitch, and nephew of the Rev. Monsignor Veitch, Conception Harbor. Mr. and Mrs. Veitch are well and favorably known in Holyrood, and their many friends wish them “Bon voyage through life”. The News extends congratulations also."
| May 15, 1907 || NAUTICAL || "S.S. Cacouna was to leave Montreal last night, for St. John’s
S.S. Viking berthed yesterday afternoon, between the Aurora and Algerine.
Barqt. Belle of the Exe, is loading seal oil at Job’s Southside premises, for Europe.
Ketch Progress, Sheppard, is now due from Cadiz with salt, to A.S. Rendell; she left on April 10.
S.S. St. John City, Scott, 12 days from London, arrived yesterday morning. She anchored in the stream, and having a quantity of explosives on board, flew the red flag all day. She has 500 tons general cargo. She will berth this morning, and sail again this afternoon, for Halifax."
| May 15, 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || "Bowrings: Portia is still North of Baie Verte. Prospero sailed West at 10 this a.m., taking in saloon: Messrs P Hanrahan, H. Clement, Winsor, J. Sherran, C. Way, Inkpen, Messrs Costello, Morey, Sullivan, Hanrahan, Clement, Winsor, Misses Tobin, Hanarhan (2), Murphy (2), Sullivan (2), Clement (2), Master Gerald and Stanley Hanarhan, and 15 steerage. She takes a large freight.
Reids: Argyle left Sound Island at 7.35 last evening; she is due at Placentia, this morning. Glencoe reached Port aux Basques at 5.45 p.m. yesterday. Dundee left Wesleyville at 7.25 p.m. yesterday. Ethie left Carbonear at 4.15 p.m. yesterday. Clyde sailed for Green Bay at 6.15 last evening."
| May 15, 1907 || OBITUARY || "Mr. JAMES ROGERS: At 1.30 p.m. yesterday, there was called to the beyond, Mr. James Rogers, an old, respected, and venerated resident of the West End.
In his early days he followed the fishery, both at the Shore and Labrador, and always with success. He was the spirit inseparable from his ancestors, who held sway in St. John’s in the 17th century. In 1867, he was one of the crew that brought the Nimrod to Newfoundland, and the passage was one of the most boisterous in the experience of the sealing ships coming to this Country. In 1873 he bought out the Neptune with Captain White. That year, the Neptune’s crew made $155.57 in two trips, deceased being one of the Officers. Retiring from the seal and cod-fishery, he was given a lucrative position with the Ropewalk Co., which he retained until 1893, when for political reasons, he resigned. Two years later he again took a position there, and retained it until 1903. Since then he has worked with the F.B. Wood Co., and was in harness until a few weeks ago.
Mr. Rogers was one of the old stock that was produced on the South Side of the city, which is fast dying out. Kindness and charitableness were traits really his own, and though these were silent, many will miss his kindly smile, and that open heartedness that all his own.
A widow, three sons — Edward, of the Consolidated Foundry; Stephen and James, in Boston; three daughters, Mary A. (wife of Mr. T.J. Foran, of the News), Etta, in Boston, and Bride in the city. Besides, four brothers survive, Stephen, late Warfinger of Bishop & Monroe’s; John, Engineer at the Ropewalk; William, of Boston, and Richard of Bowring Bros., St. John’s.
Deceased had attained his 66th year. To the sorrowing family the News extends sympathy.
| May 15, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "The S.S. Harlaw did not sail for Newfoundland ports last week, as it was feared she would be jammed in the ice.
Yesterday afternoon, the D.P. Ingraham took the explosives from the S.S. St. John City, and leaves for Bell Island with it today.
A West End lady, whose character has been besmirched, engaged the service of a Lawyer on Monday, and if the stories be repeated, an action in Court will be the result.
Miss Mary Ellen Grace, and Mr. Michael Keefe, of Toad’s Cove, were united in matrimony last week, by Rev. Fr. O’Brien. Supper was served at the residence of the bride’s parents and was enjoyed by forty guests.
The Lady St. John, Capt. Misson, reached Grand bank, on Saturday, 4th from Cadiz. Ryan’s vessel Virginian, Capt. G. Jackman, left in company with her for Trinity, but has not yet arrived there.
John Buckingham left for Bay of Islands by last evening’s express, to take the Whaler Port Saunders to Hawke’s Bay for the summer’s operations. At Whitbourne, six men from Placentia joined him, and 25 others will be secured at Bay of Islands.
F.P. Bent, Superintendent of the Railway Mail Service, is in town, having the Newfoundland mails weighed, for the purpose of making the semi-annual adjustment of the matter between the Canadian and Newfoundland Governments. — Sydney Record.
The S.S. Regulus hauled down from the Dock yesterday morning, and called at Harvey’s Southside premises. During the afternoon, she was examined by Surveyor Wheatley. She takes 60 tons bunker coal and sails for Sydney this morning. Mr. Albert Osmond of A Harvey & Co., makes the round trip in her.
Constable Hanrahan and family, leave for Cape Broyle by the Prospero, today.
The appeal of the Harbor Main license cause, comes before the Supreme Court today.
S.S. Annapolis sailed at 10.30 last night for Halifax, taking in saloon; Rev. J. Craig, Mr. and Mrs. Tapp and child.
Constable Thomas Lynch has been transferred from Cape Broyle to St. John’s. He arrived, on Monday, and will resume duty immediately.
Mr. Rd. O’Dwyer, Teacher, of Holyrood Academy, and Returning Officer in the local option election, is in town, having arrived by yesterday morning train.
When the snowstorm came on yesterday afternoon, the various mercantile wharves were covered with fish. The staple was not damaged much, as in most cases it was turned back up.
Miss R. Keeping, of Belleoram who spent the winter at home, has returned to Sydney to resume her position.
Capt. McKenzie, who has been in the S.S. Wasis for some time, resigns to take charge of the Ore Pier at North Sydney. Capt. Ritchie succeeds him.
Skipper D Lineham went to Bell Island yesterday, to try and secure a few men to prosecute the fishery. Other skippers, at present in town are short of men, and expect to have some difficulty in getting them.
Street car number 4 left the rails at Holleway St. yesterday morning, and crossed Water St., bringing up against a telephone pole. Truckman John Diamond, who was passing at the time, had the tail of his cart broken, while the horses left haunch was slightly bruised by the shaft, when the collision occurred.
The S.S. Progress arrived from Bell Island at 1.30 this morning.
Mr. M. Beeton is returning by today’s express, and will likely detrain at Grand Falls.
Mr. S Walsh, of Moore & Co.’s left for Grand Falls last evening, to fit up the Manager’s Residence.
Four arrests were made by the Police, during last evening; one of the quartette was liberated before 11 o’clock.
The schooners Calraine, Arkansans, J.F. Norton, Mildred Fraser and Mable B., all from Newfoundland , arrived at North Sydney, on 8th, for cargo of coal.
Mr. W.H. Maddock, Plumber, died at his residence King’s Road, yesterday afternoon, after a long illness. Deceased leaves five sons and two daughters to mourn their loss. The funeral takes place tomorrow afternoon at 2.30.
The Police Patrol Boat, Rouville, will leave the St. Lawrence for Hudson Bay, about June 10th. There will be seven or eight Policemen taken up in her, to relieve any who have become sick during the winter, or who have grown tired of life in the North. The boat will remain in Hudson Bay, at the disposal of Major Moodie, for patrol work. One of the things which the Hudson Bay Patrol is expected to do, is to establish a water connection between Hudson Bay and the West."
| May 15, 1907 || DEATHS || "MADDOCK — Yesterday afternoon W.H. Maddock (Plumber) after a long illness, aged 54 years, leaving five sons and two daughters to mourn their sad loss. Funeral on Thursday at 2.30 p.m., from his late residence, 91 King’s Road. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend without further notice. No crepe.
ROGERS — At. 2 p.m. yesterday, after a short illness, James Rogers, aged 66 years, leaving a widow, three sons, three daughter and four brothers. Funeral at 2.30 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday, from his late residence, 54 Alexander Street. Friends please attend without further intimation."
| May 16, 1907 || SCARCITY OF FISHERMEN || The scarcity of fishermen is being greatly felt by the Conception Bay Merchants, and it looks as if dozens of traps will lie idle during the summer. Many of the Labrador schooners will leave shorthanded, as the full compliment cannot be had. Last night, a Business Man of Harbor Main District, informed us that he offered $160 and whatever extra the man made they would receive, but a sufficient number could not be induced to ship. Owing to the lack of men, it is feared the Labrador catch will be short. The fishermen prefer work at Sydney, Bell Island, and other labor centers, where they are certain to make forty or fifty dollars a month, to prosecuting the fishery, which is more or less uncertain. |
| May 16, 1907 || BLUE BELL REACHES PORT || Yesterday, the News noted that the schooner Blue Bell, Cole, Master, of Bacon Cove, was missing. This morning we are pleased to say that the craft is snugly anchored in the harbor, having arrived two days ago. She had a rough experience however, and the crew are not eager for a similar trip. Leaving home last Thursday, she met the gale and had to run before it. Capt. Cole sheltered at Western Bay out of the storm, and while there, the wind was so fierce that he feared he would have to beach her. Fortunately, the anchor held and the schooner escaped mishap. It was an anxious time for all on board, as water run short, and before reaching St. John’s, they had nothing to drink for nine hours. There was too much sea at Western Bay to launch a boat and get a supply. Mr. M.F. O’Toole acquainted the relatives of those on board, by telegraph of her safety. |
| May 16, 1907 || FROM THE NORTHWARD || The schooner Wee MacGregor, James Burry, Master, arrived from Valleyfield, Pool’s Island, on Tuesday. She left home on Monday, and that night, was forced to harbor at Elliston out of the gale. She experienced Tuesday’s snow squall in Baccalieu Tickle, but did not suffer damage. The schooner A.B. Morine also bound here, was obliged to anchor in Baccalieu Tickle, but managed to reach this port before the snowstorm came on. The schooners Mack Lake, Stella B. and Seaway, arrived from Slumber Cove, Greenpond, Tuesday night, and reported that the storm did not strike them. They made an excellent run. |
| May 16, 1907 || THE FLOATING DOCK || The schooner Larkspur, Capt. D. Bragg, and D. Osmond’s schooner Pauline, came off floating dock yesterday. The former had a new stern post and part of a keel put in, while the latter had her false keel repaired, besides general overhauling. The work was done under the supervision of John Taylor. The little steamer Active, and schooner Rambler, then went on for renovation. About a dozen schooners are waiting to go on the stocks, and for the next few weeks the floating dock will be a busy scene. |
| May 16, 1907 || A BUSY SCENE || Job’s salt steamer Bernicia, hauled off in the stream from A. Harvey’s & Co. pier, yesterday. The big vessel presented a busy appearance during the afternoon, being surrounded by a number of small local craft, all receiving their supply of this necessity for the summer work. Among those who loaded from her were; Sea Fox, Rose May, Jeuine Frederica, Codseeker, Bessie T. Violet, Primrose, Eurekar Green Leaf, Valkyrie, Pet and Coronella. A number of others will haul alongside today. |
| May 16, 1907 || SCHOONER LIBELED AT LOUISBURG || The schooner Bella G. of Burin, which was damaged last winter by striking on the Mad Moll ledge near Louisburg, has been libeled by Sheriff Ingraham. The Captain of the Bella G. has been at Louisburg for some time, fitting up the vessel, and making repairs to her bottom. Last Friday she hauled into the stream. It is learned that she is libeled at the instance of John Defreys, Marine Diver, of that town. Altogether the amount of bills against the little vessel is quite large. |
| May 16, 1907 || GOOD SIGN OF FISH || P Brown, of Bacon cove, jigged 2 qtl. of fine fish a few day ago, which were quickly bought up. Not for years has such a large run of cod been seen secured, and in consequence, residents are looking forward to a successful voyage. Other seasons, at this date, nothing more than “tom cods’ were caught, but those taken by Brown, were as large as any hauled last summer. A few salmon were also taken in nets at Bacon Cove, during the week. All the boats of that place are now ready for the summer’s work. |
| May 16, 1907 || NEW VESSELS || W.C. Smith & Co., Lunenburg, have sold three of their fishing schooners in Newfoundland, Capt. Paul Young of Bay of Islands, has purchased the Renown, Capt. Wheeler of Notre Dame Bay, the Athava, and Capt. Hardy, the Mary E. Smith. Thirteen schooners of Capt Smith’s fleet are now away on the Banks, and he expects to clear two more on the spring trip. |
| May 16, 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || "A son was born early on Saturday morning to Mr. and Mrs. Dougald Whiteway of Woodville Road.
Monday being a fine day, every available space about the premises at Messrs Munn & Co., was utilized in drying fish.
The annual distribution of prizes to the children of St. Paul’s Sunday School, took place at St. Paul’s Hall, on Saturday afternoon.
Miss Maud Whiteway, who had been at Brigus on a visit to friends for a short time, returned home by Monday night’s train.
Mr. George Whiteway, who has been laid by with a heavy cold for some days, is much improved today. His friends will be pleased to see him about soon again.
His Lordship Bishop March, for Clarke’s Beach; Rev. Canon Noel, Mrs. Herbert Parsons and Mrs. Benjamin Martin, for St. John’s, went out by Monday evening’s train.
It has been learned that a young gentleman of St. John’s, whose business sometimes brings him hither, will return in June, and lead to the Altar an estimable young lady now residing here.
Mr. Giles Taylor, of St. John’s and lawyer O.M.A. Kenney of this town, on legal business, went to Carbonear by train on Monday afternoon. The latter returned here the same evening.
Mr. W.H. Currie, of the firm of Goose & Currie Wheelwrights, Carriage Builders and Painters of Spaniard’s Bay, was in town today on business.
The S.S. Baccalieu arrived this forenoon from Bay Roberts, and took on board her whaling gear at the Whaling Factory here. She sailed this evening for St. John’s where she goes on dock, before setting out for Japan.
It is reported that Mr. Michael Connors, Section Man on the Reid Nfld Co.’s railway, has been promoted to Road-Master on the line between Carbonear and Placentia. Mr. T.P Connors, the former Road-Master, has been promoted to a Northern section.
The hearing of the assault case postponed last week, was resumed before Judge Seymour today. The evidence desired by the plaintiff, being in Court, the witnesses were examined, after which judgment was given against the defendants, who were fined respectively $4 or 14 days, and $2 or 7 days. The fines were paid.
On Monday, all work connected with the manufacture of seal oil, and cleaning up of the premises at Messrs Murray & Co.’s, was completed. The samples of the oil refined this year, equals, if not surpasses in every respect, those of former years. Mr. John Cody, Foremen on the Skinning loft, now returns to his work at the Victoria Book Store.
Rev. Charles Lynch, of Freshwater, took the services morning and evening, at the Methodist Church here on Sunday. Rev. James Pincock of this town, supplied Mr. Lynch’s place at Freshwater that day.
Since the Road Board has appointed its new Chairman, Mr. John C. Walker, the bridges at Riverhead have been painted. This shows justifiable company on the part of the movers of the proposal, and it certainly looks as if the Board means to do its best in providing all the necessary improvements with in its power, for the benefit of the public. Mr. Walker, unless hindered by his associations, should make a good Chairman of the Road Board, being a Carpenter, and understanding all about bridges and how to construct them. Altogether he should make a capable Road Board Official.
Messrs. Munn & Co’s steamer Louise, returned from Green’s Harbor, T.B. this afternoon, with a cargo of wood. She did not assist the schooner Pembina from the launchway, where she had struck, as the vessel had been set float before the steamer reached Green’s Harbor. The schooners Pembina and Ellen, the latter having also been repaired in Trinity Bay during the winter, are expected here shortly.
Old Mr. Samuel Congdon, who is 85 years of age, and his daughter, Mrs. James Stevenson, left by the express this evening for Boston, where the old gentleman will reside in future with his sons. Messrs, Stanley Bray, Robert Bray, Levi Verge, for Montreal; Ronald Lahey, Legg, of Heart’s Content, for Sydney; Ash, for Grand Falls, Nfld, and Benjamin Parsons, for St. John’s, also went out this evening.
With regard to the so-called strike of Laborers at Messrs Murray & Crawford’s this spring, when the first steamer arrived from the ice, it may be said that some of the men who had been employed there in former years, refused to begin work unless their rate of wages was advanced. This was asked of an under official, not the Agent, who knew nothing of the affair until after the place of the strikers had been filled by men ready and willing to go to work. No time was lost by reason of the strike, not an hour, and those who refused to go to work at first, before the day was over, offered their service at the old rate. It is stated that some of the leaders of the strike could have earned $1.40 per day had they not struck. Notwithstanding the alleged incompetence and inexperience of the men who carried on the work of those who struck for higher wages, that work was never more satisfactorily and speedily performed. These statements are made, because there has appeared in print, an account of the affair, with certain comment which does not agree with the facts set forth herein. CORRESPONDENT. Harbor Grace, May 14th, 1907."
| May 16, 1907 || NAUTICAL || "Brigt Galatea is loading at Baird’s for Europe.
Schooner J.P. Bartram is now due from Barbados with molasses.
S.S. Adventure left Bell Island yesterday, for Sydney with ore.
S.S. Euphrates goes on the floating dock shortly, for repairs.
S.S. Rosalind leaves New York on Saturday, for St. John’s via Halifax
S.S. St. John City sails for Halifax this afternoon. From the latter port she goes to Glasgow, with a cargo of pulp.
Whaler Cashelot arrived from Trinity yesterday morning, and will be fitted out for the summer’s operations without delay.
Barqt. Rosina is now 30 days out to Oporto. Crosbie schooner Jessie L Smith is 28 days out to the same port. It is thought they were detained by ice soon after leaving port. Mr. H.H. Goodridge is in the Rosina."
| May 16, 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || "Bowrings: Prospero reached Trepassey last night, going West. Portia is still North of Cape John.
Reids: Clyde left Botwoodville at 2 p.m. yesterday. Dundee left King’s Cove at 1.25 p.m. yesterday.
Argyle left Placentia at 1.25 p.m. yesterday, going West. Glencoe left Rose Blanche at 4 p.m. yesterday going West. Home left here at 4.30 p.m. yesterday, for Port aux Basques."
| May 16, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "Mrs. Rabbits of Heart’s Content is spending some days in the city, the guest of Mrs. Ezra Lodge.
Capt. William Sampson of Flat Islands is in the city.
Mr. J.C. Benson of Grates Cove is at present in the city on business.
A large number of this year’s seal skins have already been shipped to market. The price, we understand , is not exceptionally good.
The West End Publican, who sold liquor to the Seaman of the St. Gothard drowned a fortnight ago, was fined $50 by the Magistrate, yesterday.
The Corner Stone of the new Church of St. Peter, Southside, Harbor Grace, will be laid tomorrow afternoon at 2.30. Mr. W.B. Grieve will perform the ceremony.
The house of Thomas Stringer, Little Heart’s Ease, was destroyed by fire on Monday afternoon, being caused by a defective pipe. The contents and a sum of money were burned, and as Stringer carried no insurance, the loss is a serious one.
There is considerable disappointment on the part of many schooner owners who are unable to get their vessels docked, owing to the great demand for the Company’s service. Some will go to Harbor Grace, whilst others will trust to the old time methods. Owing to the press of work at the Dry Dock, many outport schooners cannot be accommodated without waiting a week or more. Several have been hove down in the stream and partly cleaned, and will go on dock in the fall for a thorough overhauling.
Capt. P Hickey and crew of Harbor Main, who arrived on Tuesday in the Mermaid as reported in yesterday News, is fitting out the schooner Anti-Confederate at Goodridge’s, for the Labrador fishery. The Anti-Confederate is a much larger vessel that the Mermaid.
Mr. Eli Benson, son of Joshua Benson, Grate’s Cove, a former Teacher of the Methodist Academy, Brigus, is meeting with success in Canada. Six years ago he proceeded to the Central Business College of Ontario, and in 1905 secured a position with the Kemp Mfg. Co. By attention to duties he rapidly rose, and now occupies the position of Assistant Manager.
The Cape Breton sealing schooner reached Glace Bay on the 8th, with only seven seals on board, as a result of her last cruse at the Gulf. The Chloris was stuck in the ice for ten days. The Magdalens were tried first, and from there they went to St. Paul’s, and then to Prince Edward Island; but the seals were not to be had. Mr. McDonald, the owner of the Chloris, is likely to lose heavily on his venture.
Four boys who broke windows at the Greek Candy Man’s, have been summoned to appear before the Magistrate this morning.
The case of the man Patten, who it is alleged, tried to criminally assault a young woman a few days ago, comes before the Magistrate, this morning.
Some of the residents of Flat Island, Bonavista Bay, are very indignant over the arbitrary and unsought change of the name of that Island by the Nomenclature Committee, and are protesting against it vigorously.
The barqt. Devonia sails for Pernambuco this morning. Capt. Noseworthy has been ill since last voyage, and Capt. John Snow takes his place. Capt. R. Cave will command the Gratia, next trip, replacing Capt. Snow.
The Carbonear Special Edition of the Free Press will be issued on Tuesday, May 29th. Amongst its many illustrations will be a portrait of the heroic Miss Nicholl, and the monument which will shortly be erected to her memory.
Capt. Walsh’s schooner arrived from Conception Harbor on Tuesday, in 4 hours 10 minutes. She left M.F. O’Tool’s wharf at 8, and 10 minutes past noon was anchored in the harbor. As the distance is 60 miles, it will be hard to beat Walsh’s time.
The La Have schooner recently launched by H.M. Leary, has been purchased by one of our Merchants.
Two arrests were made by the Police last evening, One is charged with being drunk and the other disorderly.
Fred Smith, of Anderson Dry Goods (Grace Building) leaves for Pernambuco by the Devonia today, on a health trip.
During the last week of the month, a large number of Conception Bay schooners will be leaving for the Labrador. Competitions for good berths will be keen.
Constable Coady saved an old inebriate named Savage, from being seriously injured by a Street Car, near Rawlin’s Cross last night. The man was right in front of the car, and unconscious of danger, when the Officer pulled him out of the way."
| May 16, 1907 || DEATHS || MADDICK — On Tuesday afternoon, W.H. Maddick, (Plumber) after a long illness, aged 54 years, leaving five sons and two daughters to mourn their sad loss. Funeral today, Thursday at 2.30 p.m. from his late residence 91 King’s Road. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend without further notice. No Crepe. |
| May 16, 1907 || WHERE THEY ARE TODAY? || "H.J. Stabb & Co.’s Wharf: Schooner Julia Forsey, Capt. Collier, Fortune.
Shea & Co.’s Wharf: Schooner Delta, Capt. W.E. Barnes, leaves today for Harbor Grace.
Harvey’s Wharf: Schooner Sweet Brier, Edward Carroll, Bonavista. Schooners Mary Parker and S.A. Parkhurst.
Job’s Wharf: Schooner A.B. Morine, Capt. Peter Bragg, Shambler’s Cove, Bonavista Bay. Minnie, Capt. Joshua Benson, Grate’s Cove. Alexander, William Davis, Safe Harbor. She was off Cape St. Francis in Tuesday evening's storm, and had to run under bare poles while the gale lasted. Bruce, Thomas Strong, Old Perlican T.B. Trixey, Joshua Strong, Old Perlican. Gleaner, Robert Abbott, Bonavista, found Tuesday’s storm very severe in the mouth of Conception Bay.
Martin’s Wharf: Schooners New Daisy, and Lady Effie.
Crosbie & Co.’s Wharf: Schooner Ophir, sails today for Freshwater, Conception Bay.
Baird’s Wharf: Schooner Maxwell, Joseph Morris, made the run from Lower Island Cove to this port in four hours on Tuesday evening after the storm abated. Wee MacGregor, James Berry, Pool’s Island, B.B.
Friend, Eli roberts, Wesleyville. Oriental, Capt. Morris, Trinity.
Baine Johnston’s Wharf: Schooner Sarah Bell, Capt Cull, Low point, Bay de Verde. Rose May, Capt. Lynch, Belleview, Trinity Bay. Schooners Hilda Blanche, Lander, Gould, and Annie May.
Ayre & Sons Wharf: Schooner W. Chester, Capt. Job Cheater, Flat Islands, Bonavista Bay. Maud, Corneilus Whiteway, arrived just before midnight Tuesday, having made a second run of seventeen hours from Musgrave Harbor. Schooners Lark, Ripple and Sea Belle.
Bowring’s Wharf: Schooner J.S. Monroe, Capt. House, British Harbor, Trinity Bay. Annie, J Miller, Kitty’s Harbor, near New Bonaventure, Trinity Bay. Jessie D., Capt. Miles, sails this morning for Bonavista.
Erik, Capt. Parrott, Scilly Cove, Trinity Bay.
Goodridge’s Wharf: Schooner, Gleaner, Capt. Brown, Salvage, Bonavista Bay. Cupid, J Taylor, Carbonear. Helen Bell, Philip Drodge, Heart’s Content. Sky Lark, James Sampson, Flat Islands, B.B.
Fanny, Nicholas Parrott, Salmonier. Jessie Bell, Capt. Curtis, Trepassey. Lilly Swift, Peter McNeill Trepassey. Meletia, sails for Caplin Bay this morning. Schooners Fanny Bell, Clars Bell, Crown, Lady Maud, Kitty, Mary E. and Mary S.
Bishop & Monroe’s Wharf: Schooner, Rejoinder, Capt. William Sturdge, Safe Harbor, Bonavista Bay.
Ethel S., Walter Wiseman, loading freight for Strong & Mursell, Little Bay Islands. Lotus, also loading freight for Strong & Mursell.
C. F. Bennett’s Wharf: Schooner Reunion, Richard Mesh, brought a cargo of hoops from Keel’s, Bonavista Bay. Valkyric, Martin Walsh, Trinity. Viliant, Capt. Peter Ricks, Ship Cove, Trinity East. Mabel S., Keels, B.B. Walwin, sails for Trinity this morning. Violet, J Bailey, Trinity.
Steer’s Wharf: Schooner Florin, James Hodnott, Indian Islands, Notre Dame Bay. Schooners Lilly Joyce, and Winnie Spencer.
Smith Co.’s Wharf: Schooner Janie Bell, Capt. Hancock, Portland, Bonavista South, arrived Tuesday night after a very quick run of fifteen hours. Duchess, Robert Burt, Musgrave Harbor.
G. M. Barr’s Wharf: Schooner Lizzie Bennett, Capt. Collins, Newtown, Bonavista Bay, fitting out for the fishery.
Angel & Co.’s Wharf: Schooners Donna Marie, Mary Ann, and Grand Ella, all three at Renews.
In Stream: Onward, Capt. Burton, Shambler’s Cove, Bonavista Bay. Seaway, Herbert Vivian, Shambler’s Cove, Bonavista Bay.True Blue, Chas Blackwood, Wesleyville. Stella B., Robert Burton, arrived Tuesday after a very quick run from Bonavista Bay. Mac. Lake, Samuel Bragg, Bonavista Bay. Cold Storage, Bonavista Bay. Athena, G. Brown, Bonavista Bay. Mermaid, Capt. Hickey, Harbor Main."
| May 17, 1907 || YESTERDAY’S FUNERALS || "Mr. ROGERS: The funeral of the late James Rogers took place from his late residence, Alexander St. yesterday, and was largely attended. At the Cathedral, the prayers for the dead were recited by Rev. J. O’Flaherty. Interment took place at Mount Carmel Cemetery.
Mrs. BREMNER: The funeral of the late Mrs. Bremner took place yesterday afternoon, interment being at the Anglican cemetery. It was attended by a number of representative gentlemen. The deceased lady’s son-in-law, Rev. Canon Dunfield, and Rev. C.V.V. Cogan officiated at the Chapel and grave side.
Mr. MADDICK: All that was mortal of the late Mr. Maddick, Plumber, was laid to rest in the General Protestant cemetery yesterday afternoon. Mr. Maddick had been a member of the Masonic fraternity and several of the order attended the funeral in regalia. Rev. Dr. Cowperthwaite, Pastor of Cochrane St. Church, conducted the service."
| May 17, 1907 || BELLA ROSE ARRIVES || Barqt. Bella Rose, Capt. Coward, 22 days from Barbados, arrived yesterday afternoon with a full cargo of Molasses, consigned to A.S. Rendell & Co. Until a week ago, excellent weather was experienced. Monday evening, she made Cape Pine, but the following day in the storm, Capt. Coward had to run to sea. The blizzard was as fierce as the Captain had seen for some time, but fortunately did not last long. Coming down the Shore yesterday, a gale was met, and a couple of sails were blown away. She will discharge at Marshall Bros., Baird’s, and Knowling’s. |
| May 17, 1907 || WEATHER REPORT || Yesterday, fine weather was experienced along the railway, the day being the finest for the season. The following reports were received last night: Port aux Basques — N.W., light, fine, 49 above. Bay of Islands — W. light, fine, 45 above. Quarry — W. light, fine, 44 above. Bishop’s Falls — Calm, fine, 40 above. Clarenville — Calm, fine, 48 above. Whitbourne — N.W. light, fine, 40 above. |
| May 17, 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || "Bowrings: Prospero left Placentia yesterday afternoon, going West. Capt. Kean wired Bowring Bros., from Tilt Cove yesterday morning, that the Portia succeeded in reaching Griquet, calling at all the ports except Baie Verte, which was still ice-bound. The Portia is due here tomorrow evening.
Reids: Clyde left Twillingate at 6.30 p.m. yesterday, inward. Dundee leaves Port Blandford this morning. Ethie leaves Clarenville this morning. Argyle left Burin at 12.40 p.m. yesterday, going West. Glencoe is due at Placentia, tomorrow. Home is due at Port aux Basques today."
| May 17, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "Mrs. Minnie SAVAGE, nee Gladney, died at Dartmouth, N.S. Monday last, after a protracted illness. Her remains are being sent here for interment, and will arrive by tomorrow’s express.
Elias Conway, of Turk’s Cove, T.B., takes two crews numbering twenty men to Salmon River, Canadian Labrador, by the first trip of the Home, who will engage in the codfishery with Mr. Dunne. The latter carries on an extensive business there, and Mr. Conway is his Agent.
Constable Morrissey was called to Water St. West, yesterday afternoon, where some hooligans were creating a disturbance. When he arrived, they ran and made their escape by going through Victoria Park. The Constable has their names however, and will summon then before the Magistrate.
The Reid Co. will run their first Sunday excursion train the 26th May, and will continue until the last of September.
Mr. Thomas Thistle of Little Bay Islands, arrived in town a few days ago. His schooner, Ophir, is loaded with provisions and sails for home shortly.
Yesterday was busy along the water front, advantage being taken of the fine weather. Fish was spread on all the wharves, and numerous schooners were loading freight.
The floating dock is busy these days, and more schooners are now awaiting a chance to go on.
The Virginia Lake passed through several miles of ice, on her last trip from Sydney. It was not very heavy.
At Botwoodville and Norris Arm, the Lumbermen have started to “drive” the logs down the rivers. The output of lumber the coming season at these places, will be less than last year.
The barque Livinia, brigt. Bella Rosa, and schooner J.P. Bartram, left Barbados for this port, the same day. The barque arrived Monday. Bella Rosa yesterday, but the Bartram has not yet put in an appearance.
Schooners arriving from Notre Dame Bay ports report the Northern Coast clear of ice.
Mr. S. Roberts of Change Islands is in town and loading his schooner, the Bessie Roberts, with general cargo for his business.
A resident of Keels, B.B., caught a live squid there a few days ago. Not for years has one been seen there at this early date.
The schooner St. Clara, Ronald Moore, Master, arrived from Change Islands, yesterday morning, and is landing 160 qtls fish at Bowrings Bros. She also brought up a cask of oil and 2 bedlamer harps.
Dr. Fitzsimon, formerly of Harbor Main, now residing at Rhode Island, has disposed of his property at Harbor Main to Mr. Patrick Kennedy, the latter will use it to accommodate his increasing trade. Mr. Kennedy is at present in town.
| May 17, 1907 || WHERE THEY ARE TODAY || "At Harvey’s Wharf: Schooner Volant, Capt. Eleasor Blackwood, Loo Cove, near Greenspond, sails today.
R & G Randell’s Wharf: Schooner A Perkins, Capt. Thomas Glane, Newtown, Bonavista Bay
Harvey’s Wharf: Schooner Bessie Turner, Capt. Joseph Turner, St. Brendan’s, Bonavista Bay, arrived Wednesday night. Gertie, William Ryan, St. Brendan’s, arrived Wednesday night. Edward Roy, R. Mercer, arrived from Bay Roberts Tuesday night; hauled into wharf to discharge fish yesterday morning. Schooner Emulator, Capt. Pardy, Grand Bank, taking a general cargo, a part of which is Davey’s Brick for Fortune Bay ports, will sail tonight.
Marshall Bros. Wharf: Schooner Jennie Armstrong, William T. Dodge, Little Heart’s Ease, Trinity Bay.
Davey’s Wharf: Schooner F. Moore, Capt. Murphy, Placentia, sand laden.
Job’s Wharf: Schooner Messenger, Stephen Pike, Flat Islands, Bonavista Bay. A.B. Morine, Peter Bragg, Shambler’s Cove, Bonavista Bay. Mack Lake, Samuel Bragg, Shambler’s Cove, Bonavista Bay.
Onward, Capt. Burton, Shambler’s Cove, Bonavista Bay. Cod Seeker, John Over, Squid Tickle, near Salvage, Bonavista Bay. Jennie Frederica, Edward Over, Squid Tickle, Bonavista Bay. Minnie J Benson, Grate’s Cove. Bruce, Thomas Strong, Old Perlican. Gleaner, Robert Abbott, Bonavista. Schooners Trixey, Ella J, and Here Am I.
Martin Wharf: Schooner Mary Joseph, James Greene, Bonavista. Cupid, Capt. Taylor, Carbonear.
Maxwell, Capt. Morris, Lower Island Cove.
Crosbie & Co.’s Wharf; Schooner Bessie Roberts, Capt. Waterman, arrived yesterday from Change Islands. She made the run in twenty four hours.
Baird’s Wharf: Schooner Mischief, Peter Blackwod, Brookfield, Bonavista Bay. John J Hayse, Capt. James Blackwood, Brookfiled, Bonavista Bay. New Era, Thomas Pafford, North Harbor, Placentia Bay.
Josephine, Thomas Pinsent, Bellevue, Trinity Bay. Cold Storage, Charles Blackwood, Brookfield, Bonavista Bay. Schooners Wee MacGregor, Friend, and Oriental.
Baine Johnson’s Wharf: Schooner Cactus, Eli Toope, Ireland’s Eye, Trinity Bay. I’m G. 2, (I’m going two) Moses Butt, Flat Islands, Bonavista Bay. Challenger, Peter Mullett, Wesleyville, Bonavista Bay. Schooner Cecil Smith, Thomas Randell, Salmon Cove, Trinity Bay. Lark Spur, Capt. Daniel Bragg, Greenspond, will sail this morning. Mary Kate, Kenneth Brown, Salvage, Bonavista Bay. S.E. Parker, Arthur Barrett, Old Perlican. United Brothers, Nathanial Barrett, Old Perlican. Sardius, Capt. Spurrell, Random, Trinity Bay. Mistletoe, John Loader, Smith’s Sound, Trinity Bay. Rose May, Capt. Lynch, Bellevue, Trinity Bay.
Knowling’s Wharf: Schooner Vanguard, Philip Healy, loading freight for P. Kennedy, Harbor Main, will sail today. Alberta, J Blundon, Bay de Verde. Jabez, Elias Taylor, Gooseberry Island, Bonavista Bay.
Defender, William Noble, Greenspond.
Ayre’s & Sons Wharf: Naggie H., Michael Harty, Turk’s Cove, Trinity Bay. Alexander, Capt. Davis, Safe Harbor, Bonavista Bay. Will sail this morning. Louisa Churchill, James Morgan, arrived last evening from Flat Islands, Bonavista Bay, having made the run in 15 hours from port to port. Passover, Capt. Patten, Flat Islands, Bonavista Bay. Hydrange, Catalina. Cactus, Thomas Ralph, sails this morning for Flat Islands, Bonavista Bay. Maud, Capt. Whiteway, Musgrave Harbor. Schooners First Trial, Orange Lilly, Sea Belle.
Bowring’s Wharf: Schooner St. Clara, Capt. Moore, Change Islands. Stella B., Robert Burton, Shambler’s Cove, Bonavista Bay, arrived yesterday after a remarkably quick run of 12 hours. Bessie S., Noah Bishop, Wesleyville. Harold B., William Tiller, sails this morning for Wesleyville. Sara Bell, Capt., Cull, Caplin Cove, Bay de Verde. Pretoria, John Bishop, Wesleyville. Violet, William Sampson, arrived Wednesday from Flat Islands, Bonavista, after a very quick passage of 11 hours. Ophir, Capt. Thistle, will sail this evening for Little Bay Islands. Schooners Erik and Three Brothers.
Patterson & Downing’s Wharf: Schooner Lucy, Capt. Keating, Renews. Water Lilly, Capt. Meadus, Grate’s Cove.
Goodridge’s Wharf: Schooner Daisy, Capt. Murry, Mall Bay, St. Mary’s. Gleaner, Capt. Brown, Salvage, B.B. Glenaran, Capt. Seaward, New Perlican. Island Bride, Robert Hiscock, Flat Islands.
Brilliant Star, James Hiscock, Flat Island, Bonavista Bay. Clara, Chas. Ralph, Flat Islands. Herald, William Hefford, New Perlican. Daisy, Capt. Rowan, Salmonier. Helen Belle, Philip George, sails for Heart’s Content this morning. Miriam, J. Loader, Renews. Swift, Capt. Butler, Trepassey. Schooners Clara Belle, Crown, Kitty and Fanny.
Bishop & Monroe’s Wharf: Schooner Sentinel, Capt. Roberts, Wesleyville. J.S. Doyle, Edmund Dyke, Salvage. Renown, John Jones, sails this morning for Little Bay Islands, if a time offers. Lady A.P., Capt. Parsons, Gooseberry Islands, Bonavista. Lotus, Capt. Anstey, sails this morning for Little Bay Islands, N.D.B. Schooners Gladys and Rejoinder.
Duder’s Wharf: Schooner Green Leaf, Noah Ralph, Flat Islands, Bonavista Bay. Alabama, Samuel Barker, Open Hall, Bonavista Bay. Primrose, Thomas King, Trinity. Eurika, Capt. Cashin, Gooseberry Islands. Bonavista Bay. Weaver Belle, James Hicks, Trinity. Schooners Valkyrie, Violet, Mary Joan, Mabel S., Reunion, Hero and Wren.
Browning’s Wharf: Schooner Annie A., James Bishop, Heart’s Delight. Janie Bell, Capt. Hancock, Portland, Bonavista Bay.
Steer’s Wharf: Schooner Jasper, Fred Lamb, Salvage, Bonavista Bay. Purple G., George Sheppard, Indian Islands, N.D.B. Effie Bell, Arthur Guy, Musgrave Harbor. Energy, Capt. Harnum, Scilly Cove, Trinity Bay. ""Jap."", E.T. King, Deer Harbor, Trinity Bay. Schooners Lilly, Joyce, and Florin.
Smith Co.’s Wharf: Schooner A.F.G., Capt. Morris, Trinity, Trinity Bay. Hornet, William Hornet, arrived yesterday from Seldom Come By. Mohawk, Fred Yetman, arrived last evening from Brookfield Bonavista Bay.Schooners Duchess and Winnie Spencer.
G. M. Barr’s Wharf: Schooner Willing, Samuel Barret, Tack's Beach, Placentia Bay. Mikado, Robert Burt, Musgrave Harbor.
Tessier’s Wharf: Schooner Spurling, Capt. Blackwood, Loo Cove, Bonavista Bay, arrived at noon yesterday."
| May 18, 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || "The corner stone of the new Church to be built at the Southside will be laid at 2.30 p.m. Friday afternoon, by W.B. Grieve Esq., of St. John’s.
Mr. James Fox, Bailiff of the District Court here, is having the foundation of a new house laid on Harvey Street, just West of the residence of the late Mr. Charles Webber.
Mr. V.P. Burke, R.C. School Inspector, arrived by Wednesday afternoon’s train and was guest of Mr. T. Hanrahan. Mr. Burke left for Carbonear this afternoon.
His Lordship Bishop March and Revs. Dr. Whelan of North River and J Ashley of Portugal Cove, drove in by carriage on Tuesday evening. The visiting Priests left town again yesterday.
It is reported that the railway siding which the people of Riverhead have been anxious to obtain, will be placed at Laughlan’s Crossing shortly, it is said the work of construction will begin the first week in June.
The annual meeting of the Methodist Sunday school Teachers, at which the Rev. James Pincock presided, was held on Tuesday night in one of the Schoolrooms at Coughlan Hall. The following gentlemen were re-elected to office: Messrs Bernard Parsons, Superintendent; H.C. Watts, Assistant Superintendent; Dougald Whiteway, Secretary; Ephraim Parsons, Treasurer; Earnest Davis, Librarian, and Woodly French, Assistant Librarian.
In reporting the cases before the Court on Tuesday last, some of them were not noticed in last notes. District Inspector Baily had two parties up for a breach of the Temperance Act. One of the parties pleaded guilty and was fined $50 or 2 months imprisonment. She went to jail. The other cases were postponed until the 24th May. The Inspector also had two young men before the Court that day for being drunk and disorderly. They were each fined $2 or 7 days. The fines were paid.
On Tuesday morning twin babies (girls) were born to Mrs. and Mr. George Curtis.
Messrs, John McRae and J.P. Powell for St. John’s, John Oke for Spaniard’s Bay and Miss Gertie Trapnell for Port aux Basques, went out by this afternoon’s train.
Mr. W.V. Drayton of St. John’s and Mr. E. Duff, Telegraph Operator at Rantem, T.B. and his wife, are now in town, guests at the Cochrane House.
A gasoline launch owned by Mr. Bishop of Coley’s Point, Bay Roberts, came here today, and a number of citizens took a turn round the harbor in the little craft this afternoon, and thoroughly enjoyed the trip.
Messrs. Munn & Co.’s steamer Louise, left this afternoon for St. John’s to bring hither a freight. The following passengers went by her; Miss F. Munn, John Trannell, Edward Parsons of Otterbury, Thomas Noseworthy, Hayes and Benson.
It is understood a petition to “the powers that be” to have the narrow land known as Kerry Lane widened, is now ready for signature. The idea is to have a street running from the foot of Garland Street South to Water Street. To many minds, while the project is admitted to be desirable and advantageous, yet at the present time the need of such a street is not urgent. Those who wish for the construction of the new street, argue that it is expedient to buy up land for public improvements, at a time when it can be purchased at a minimum cost, and that the present time is a favorable opportunity. Still there are others who would say it would be better had the petition been started to obtain the widening of Military Road, and have a street easily passable in winter to vehicles operating between the town and the railway station. This new street they say, could be continued West to Shannon Park, thus conferring a great benefit upon the public in summer. Of course the desirableness of having both streets made is unquestioned, but as improvements come slowly, it would be well to try to obtain that which is of greater importance first, and wait longer for the coming of what is of secondary importance.
The very noticeable want of a large marine slip here, has been so apparent this spring that your correspondent cannot refrain from reverting to the subject, which if given due consideration by Mmercantile men in this Bay and elsewhere, should result in the demonstration of the fact that the desirableness, if not the necessity of such a convenience in this harbor, is beyond question. Everybody admits the large number of vessels which could be induced to come here from the different ports, in this and the Northern Bays, would be sufficient inducement to any company constructing a floating dock here, to guarantee a profitable undertaking. It is generally acknowledged that when a need is urgent, a means of meeting the requirement is found, that business men and ship owners know their wants exactly, and do not require outsiders to propose what they should do, and that requirements will come when the necessity for such is imperative. So far so good! But after all, a suggestion often brings about an end, which if not strenuously urged, is delayed for years, just because no one moves in the matter, and people awake to the fact that an opportunity has been lost when the object contended for has passed beyond their reach. Hr. Grace is unquestionably the best centre for a marine slip which can be secured upon the North East Coast. What with its splendid size, its several superior advantages, not the least of which is its immense water supply, the speculation of constructing itself to capitalists in this Bay and Country. Time flies, needs are urgent, and some day not far distant, those who have it within their power now to bring about the establishment of a dock in the harbor, may awake to the realization of their want of energy, when they find that the very boon which would be of immense value to this town, has been initiated in some other port of this Bay, or has been placed further North. What will our friends say to us if a dock were constructed at Carbonear, Bay Roberts, or some port in Bonavista Bay. Well, if either of these ports has the energy and ability to undertake the work, it deserves the approval of everybody! CORRESPONDENT. Hr. Grace, May 10th, 1907."
| May 18, 1907 || WEDDING SUPERSTITIONS || "Not one of the months but has its own prediction concerning luck or ill-luck in marriage. Thus runs the least known of the formulas: –
Married in February’s sleety weather, life you’ll tread in tune together.
Married in March wind’s shrill and roar, your home will be on a foreign shore.
Married ‘neath April’s changeful skies, a checkered path before you lies.
Married when bees o’er May blooms flit, strangers around your board will sit.
Married in queen rose month of June, life will be one long honeymoon.
Married as July’s flower banks blaze, bitter-sweet mem’ries in after-days.
Married in August heat and drowse, lover and friend in your chosen spouse.
Married in gold September’d glow, smooth and serene your life will flow.
Married when leaves in October thin, toil and hardship for you begin.
Married in veils of November mist, Fortune your wedding ring has kissed.
Married in days o’ December cheer, Love’s star brighter from year to year."
| May 18, 1907 || PERSONAL || "Mr. C Bishop arrived from Burin last night.
Mr. R. O’Dwyer returns home by this evening train.
Mr. W.B. Grieve returned from Harbor Grace by last night’s train.
Mr. D. O’Neil, of Bay de Verde, who has been in town on business, returned home today.
Capt. Jacob Kean arrived from Wesleyville yesterday, and it staying at the Balmoral.
Mr. Thomas Nolan, of Salmonier, who has been in town on business, returns home today.
Mr. H. Lake, of Fortune, is at present in the city on business, and is staying at the Balmoral."
| May 18, 1907 || NAUTICAL || "S.S. Rosalind does not leave New York until Tuesday.
Brgt. Galatea sails for Oporto today, with 3,700 qtls fish.
S.S. Silvia leaves New York on June 1st. coming via Halifax.
Schooner Margaret Murray has reached Oporto making the run in 14 days.
Schooner Evelyn leaves Barbados on Tuesday for this port, with molasses.
S.S. Dagied leaves Montreal today to Shea & Co., coming via Charlottetown.
S.S. Cocouna left Montreal at 4 a.m. Thursday, coming via Charlottetown and Sydney.
S.S. Siberian has been late, in reaching Philadelphia, and does not leave before Tuesday."
| May 18, 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || "Bowrings: Portia reached Seldom at 11.45 a.m. yesterday, and left again at 12.14 p.m. She is due here this evening. Prospero reached Grand Bank at 2 p.m. yesterday, and left again at 3.30.
Reids: Virginia Lake left Port aux Basques at 6 p.m. yesterday, with 72 passengers. Argyle arrived at Placentia at 7.30 p.m. yesterday. Dundee left Bonavista at 6 p.m. yesterday, outward. Clyde arrived at Lewisporte at 5.30 p.m. yesterday. Home arrived at Port aux Basques 10 a.m. yesterday, and left at 11 for Bay of Islands. Ethie left Trinity at 8 p.m. yesterday, outward. Glencoe arrived at Placentia at 5 a.m. yesterday, bringing E.C. Bishop, W.J. Walsh, E Gladney, in saloon and 7 steerage passengers."
| May 18, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "The brigt Minnie Jackman, left Belleoram Thursday for this port.
A Russian vessel is now due to Bowring Bros. from London with a cargo of cement.
Business was very quite on Water Street last evening, the inclement weather kept people in.
The council would do well to place a light at the rear of the Post Office. One is needed badly there at present.
Whiteley’s schooner is now being fitted out for the summer’s fishery at Bonne Esperance and sails for there in a few days.
Several employees in an East End establishment have sent in their resignations, and early in June will leave for Western Canada.
The schooner Ionia, Herald, left Cadiz Thursday for this port, and the Ceylon, Cook, the same place for Sydney.
Capt. Jacob Kean arrived yesterday morning. He reported a sign of fish at several Bonavista Bay harbors.
There will be a service on Baine Johnson’s South Side wharf tomorrow morning, under the auspices of St. Mary’s Bible class. Rev. C.V. Cogan will officiate.
Three arrests were made by the Police last evening. One was liberated before 11, but the others were held to go before the Magistrate this morning.
Tenders are being called for a steamer to ply in Fortune Bay, making weekly trips. The Chief Officer of one of our coastal steamers is likely to be given the command of her.
Furlong Brothers of Smithville, in order to meet the requirements of their growing business, are having a new van built. It is being turned out at Carnell’s Carriage Factory.
A West Ender who was causing a disturbance on George St. at 9 o’clock last night, ran into the arms of constable Tobin and Morrissey who fetched him to the Station.
Passengers from Placentia last night, say the boats which arrived during the day, bring reports of good sign of fish. Herring are still plentiful there and at Fox Harbor, and there is no scarcity of bait. There has been a heavy sea on for the last few days.
The Reid Co. had a message, last evening, from Capt. Job Knee of the Clyde, saying that his ship has been delayed by wind and ice, and that all the harbors were filled with ice from Herring Neck to Exploits. The Clyde was three days on her passage to Lewisporte.
Hector Ross, Foreman Carpenter at Reid’s, met with a nasty accident yesterday morning. He was sharpening a saw on the emery, when it broke and a piece entered his right leg, tearing the flesh considerably. He was accompanied home by Mr. Bradly, where Dr. Fraser stitched the wound.
Patrick Tobin, of the Goulds met with a painful accident yesterday forenoon. Street car No. 5 was going up Adelaide St. when the horse took fright. Tobin was thrown to the ground and received several bruises about the head. He was taken to Soper & Moore’s where Dr. Campbell was called to attend him.
About 9.30 last night, a fisherman from Renews, who was visiting a schooner at Goodridge’s wharf, took the wrong exit, and fell into the water between Goodridge’s Western piers. He was a good swimmer fortunately, and struck out for the land as soon an he touched the water. He landed at Bishops & Monroe’s, nothing the worse for the immersion.
Paul McIsaac, 32 years old and unmarried, of Little River, committed suicide on Thursday, by hanging.
Alfred James of Trepassey, taken to the Police Station Thursday night, was taken to the Insane Asylum yesterday morning. He was at the Asylum on a former occasion.
An old resident of Logy Bay, who narrowly escaped injury by a street car at Rawlins Cross a few evenings ago, was placed on the cold water list yesterday afternoon
The annual Missionary meeting of the Methodist Church will be held at Topsail, on Tuesday 21st May, at 8 p.m.. Chair will be taken by G.W. Gushue, Esq., M.H.A., and an address with map illustration will be delivered by Rev. C. Hackett, of St. John’s. Friend’s of Sr. John’s are cordially invited to attend.
The express is due at 10 o’clock.
The steamer Active, Capt. Seeley, sails today for Bonne Bay.
There was a fair sign of fish at Amherst Cove, Broad Cove, and King’s Cove, B.B. on Monday, and traps are now being put out.
The schooner Lerna Doon, 8 days from Boston, arrived in port, yesterday. She is a fine schooner of 75 tons, and has supplies for the R.M.D.S.F., and sails for the Northward when ice conditions permit.
The Dominion Iron & Steel Company, will have in its fleet during the coming season, in its trade between Sydney, N.S. and Wabana, Nfld., Felix, for the limestone trade exclusively, the Hirciado on time charter for either the ore or limestone trade as required; and two new cantilever steamers, Ellen and Siggu, now being completed at Middlebrough-on-Tees, England.
The new Marconi wireless Telegraph station at Cape Race, Nfld, has been completed. The building is two story, 30 by 30 ft. containing two instrument rooms, battery, and storeroom. The two poles are 500 ft. apart, and are each 180 ft high. They hold 16 aerial wires. A nine horse power gasoline engine has been installed for charging the batteries. The equipment has a range of communication of 1,000 miles. There will be four Operators at the Station."
| May 18, 1907 || DEATHS || "BURSELL — On May 17th, Jane Eliza, second daughter of the late Capt. George and Jane Bursell. Friends will please accept this, the only intimation. Notice of time and place of funeral will appear in the evening papers.
EVANS — On Friday May 17th at 2 p.m. of pneumonia, Joseph, youngest son of Thomas and Bridget Evans, aged 20 years, leaving a father, mother and 5 brothers to mourn their sad loss. Funeral tomorrow, Sunday, at 2.30 p.m. from his late residence 29 Scott Street. Friends will please attend without further notice. No Crepe (Halifax and New York papers please copy)."
| May 20, 1907 || PORTIA RETURNS - MUCH ICE NORTH || "Bowring’s coastal steamer Portia, Capt. Kean, returned at 8 o’clock Saturday evening, from her first trip to the Northward this season. Leaving here on Saturday, 4th at 10 a.m., she reached Bay de Verde in a dense fog, and remained all night, arriving at Trinity at 11 a.m. Sunday. From there she proceeded to Catalina and King’s Cove, spending the night at the latter place. The intervening ports to Seldon-Come-Bye, were made, and no ice sighted. She left Seldom at 3 a.m. Tuesday, and met the pack off Joe Batt’s Point. All the harbors and coves in that vicinity were tightly packed. She retreated to Seldon, but left again Wednesday 8th, and reached Cape Fogo. Another blockade was encountered, and Capt. Kean was obliged to run back to Seldom again.
On Friday 10th, the streamer made the third effort to get North and this time succeeded. She was unable to call at Change Islands and Fogo, as both places were solidly frozen. Heavy ice was also met on the North side of Green Bay. At Nipper’s Harbor last Sunday, she was delayed for two hours, owing to a heavy gale which broke up the ice in the Bay the next day.
The ice extended for five miles outside Baie Verte, preventing her calling there. Griquet, the terminus, was reached last Tuesday. Splendid weather was experienced on the homeward run. She took the ice at Leading Tickles, and could not call at Fortune, Exploits or Moreton’s Harbor, so the Capt. went to Twillingate and remained all night. At 3 a.m. Friday, she left again and found Herring Neck filled with heavy ice, and extending for two miles outside. All other harbors were made.
She brought some freight and the following passengers: Messrs Bussey, Biles, Parsons, S. Dean, Pearce (2), Adams, Conway (2), Noel, Walsh, Morgan, Duggan, Foots, Ledrew (2) Const. McBay, Ford, French, Furze, Hodge, Scott, Pomeroy, Hearn, Davis, Rebins, Brown, Dr. Forbes, Crocker, Mesdames Maidment, Foots, Hann, Templeman, Barbour, Misses Cortis, Tulk, Winsor and 59 steerage."
| May 20, 1907 || AFTER DESERTERS FROM FISHERY || Saturday night, Constable Walters and Mr. H. Jardine of Baird Gordon’s, drove out Waterford Bridge to join the Placentia train, and capture five deserters who left a Burin schooner. They beat their way to Placentia on the Reid Co.’s steamer, and though they were put ashore at several places, managed to get aboard again. The men have been two weeks trying to get there, and after arriving at Placentia, Friday, started to walk to town. It was expected they would steal their passages on the train from Placentia Junction, and Baird Gordon & Co. sent the Police to arrest them. They were not on the train however, and more than likely they are walking the distance. The vessel on which they were shipped has had to give up the voyage, at a serious loss to the owners, Capt, and the remainder of the crew. |
| May 20, 1907 || MORENO ASHORE A TOTAL LOSS || "R. Smith, Esq., Superintendent of the Anglo-American Cable Company, received the following message, on Saturday, from the Operator at Cape Ray.
“The Steamer Moreno, bound to Montreal with a cargo of Pig Iron, ran on the Brandies at 1 p.m. today, three-quarters of a mile from this Station. The Captain will jettison the cargo and thinks she will come off at high tide. The vessel is not in the least damaged.”
Yesterday morning, a wire came that the forehold was full of water, and rocks protruded through the bottom. There is no chance of saving her, and it is thought she will go to pieces quickly. The Prospero, Capt. Fitzpatrick, visited here yesterday on her way to Sydney, but could not render no services. By yesterday’s express, Mr. M.P. Cashin left for the scene, to see if it be possible to salve some of her cargo.
Last night, Capt. McKinnon and crew left her, as the sea was making and the ship was breaking up. The Moreno is 800 tons register, owned by the Lake and Ocean Navigation Co. of Toronto. She was bound from Middlesboro."
| May 20, 1907 || FISH AT PETTY HARBOR || On Saturday, Mr. J. Howlett and crew of Petty Harbor, went out on the grounds to have a try for some cod, and after an hour or so, caught 28 splendid fish with jiggers. Had they bait, a boat load would be procured, as the fish were fairly plentiful. All the fishermen have their traps out for several days, and they anticipate a good voyage, the present indications pointing that way. |
| May 20, 1907 || SHORT OF COAL || The S.S. Dearhound, from Penzance to Quebec, put into Port aux Basques yesterday morning, short of coal. She attempted to get to Sydney, but owing to heavy ice, bore up at St. Paul’s Saturday night, for Port aux Basques. Arrangements were made with the Reid Co., to supply her with 50 tons of coal, and she will continue her voyage today. The Dearhound is about 450 tons, and was formerly owned by the Orient Royal Mail S.S. Co. Recently she was purchased by the Canadian Government for the Postal Service. She can steam 16 knots. |
| May 20, 1907 || YESTERDAY’S FIRE || At 5.20 yesterday afternoon, an alarm of fire was received from box 228, calling the Central and Eastern Companies to Spencer Street. The fire was in the dwelling of Capt. Braithwaite, and was caused by two of the little ones. They secured some matches, and lighting one, ignited the bedding in a room over the kitchen. Part of the clothes was burned, and the wall paper scorched, but the firemen soon extinguished it. The all out sounded five minutes later. |
| May 20, 1907 || WEATHER REPORT || "The weather was fairly fine along the line yesterday, the temperature being the highest for the season. Last night reports were: Port aux Basques — N.E., light, dull, 48 above. Bay of Islands — Calm, dull, 55 above.
Quarry — Calm, dull, 48 above. Bishop’s Falls — Calm, dull, 46 above. Claenville — Calm, Dull, 40 above.
Whitbourne — Calm, dull, 40 above." |
| May 20, 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || "Bowrings: Prosper left Channel at 6 p.m. Saturday.
Reids: Glencoe left Placentia at 6 p.m. Saturday. Dundee arrived at Port Blandford at 4.15 p.m. yesterday. Ethie arrived at Clarenville at 8.30 p.m. yesterday. Argyle leaves Placentia, this morning, on the Bay of Islands route. Home arrived at Bay of Islands at 1.30 p.m. yesterday. Clyde left Little Bay at 7.30 p.m. Saturday."
| May 20, 1907 || ALONG THE LINE || The shore train arrived at 9 p.m. Saturday night, bringing W Kennedy, Misses Pile (3), A Brydeo, Mr. and Mrs, Turnbull, P.J. Greene and Mrs. J McGrath, and a few others. The Placentia train arrived yesterday, bringing a few passengers. The express last evening took out the following, W.F. Horwood, W. Fogwell, Mrs. M.F. Sullivan, A.D. Sullivan, A Peer, R.E. Brown, D. Sheppard, G. Harvey, Mrs. E. Walsh, M.P. Cashin, P.J. Gleeson, M.P. Miller, C.R. Thomas and 50 second class. |
| May 20, 1907 || BURGEO NEWS || "Messrs W.J. & A Matthews, returned from St. Pierre Thursday 9th May. Since their leaving here, they have had their schooner “Henry Fenwick”, put in first class condition, and have also bought another vessel from the French Colony for Labrador fishery. The latter is registered only 31 tons, but is a good sailer, is build of hardwood, and can be fitted out as a first class vessel. The “Henry Fenwick” is now prepared for Bank fishing, and is awaiting a favorable time to move off. We hope success will attend the Messrs Matthews in this new venture
The marriage of Miss Jemima Hann, daughter of William Hann, and Mr. Robert Fudge, was solemnized in St. John the Evangelist’s Church on Thursday 9th. The contracting parties were natives of Hunt’s Island.
The schooner “Spinaway” S. Vatcher, Master, is now anchored in the stream, awaiting favorable winds to sail for Halifax, where she will take general cargo for a trading voyage on the Labrador Coast. Master E. Colley, brother of Mr. A. Colley, gives supercargo. She will trade for the firm of R. Moulton, M.H.A.
In the early morning of Friday 10th May, there passed peacefully away to the world unseen, the soul of Miss Lilian COLLIER, daughter of Capt. John Collier of the schooner ”Duchess”. The deceased was but 20 years of age, and since early child hood, has been a victim of the universal dread Consumption.
About 18 months ago, she went on a cruise to the States, and enlisted as a worker in a Rubber Factory, which place proved to have the effect of hastening to a climax her affliction. In a few months she was obliged to resign her position and return home, very much impaired in health. Since last Autumn, she has been gradually sinking, despite the many efforts of friends to overcome by care and remedy, the power of disease. A few weeks ago, when it became apparent that the end was near, a message was sent to her father, who for some time had been awaiting orders at Dominica (West Indies), hoping to return by steamer, and is now on the way here, but he will return too late to meet his daughter on earth again, as God’s finger gently touched her “and now she sleeps”. Interment takes place on Monday in C.E. Cemetery.
The schooners “Thomas” and “Mariam Smith” returned from White Bear Bay, on Saturday 11th, timber laden; the former for the firm of R. Moulton and the latter for Clement & Co.
The whaling steamers “Lynx” and “Puma” harbored here on Sunday 12th (yesterday) while a Westerly gale was blowing. The former had two whales lashed to her side, the latter had nil.
About two months ago, reference was made to the destruction of an important bridge in the vicinity of Mercer’s. Since then, the inhabitants have been put to great inconvenience and have been continually clamoring for repairs. No move has yet been made by the authorities, for it reconstruction, and parties concerned have been led to believe that the Government cannot afford any subsidy for such a purpose. This knowledge, combined with instances of neglect from other Government sources, would lead us to infer that we have at last drifted outside the covenant of Liberal mercy, and nothing now remains but for us to “sesesh”. The time is not far distant, when we shall have an opportunity to do this, as there now remains but one feeble structure (a bridge) binding us to Newfoundland. Its downfall will, in all probability, mean our emancipation, and we shall have no further need of the armored cruiser “Fiona”. The revenue collected will be ours, to devote to any necessary purpose, such as Bridge repairing, and the support of a local Militia and Navy, which our secession will render desirable. Our presumption merits neither smiles no contempt. We mean it. TOWN PUMP
| May 20, 1907 || FOGO NEWS || "The sound of the mallet and caulking iron is heard on all sides, which beckons activity on the part of our hardy toilers of the deep.
Plenty of work is in store for the Road Board this spring, to make good the roads and bridges after such after a hard winter.
Capt. Butt of Bonavista Bay, who recently arrived here to take over the schooner purchased from Capt. William Oke, left on Tuesday for home.
H.J. Earle, Esq., is laying the foundation of a new dwelling, the dimensions of which are about 35 by 40 feet, with a 16 foot post.
A few civil cases have engaged the attention of the Court lately, and were disposed of by our worthy Magistrate, in the usual satisfactory manner.
Messrs Hodge and Earle are going extensively into the fishery business the coming season, and it is hoped their reward may be in proportion to their enterprise.
Weather conditions have vastly changed somewhat in this neighborhood. Snow is gradually disappearing, but from present appearance, it will be late in June before the people can do much with the gardens.
George Green, Naval Reservist, son of Mr. Thomas Green, is seriously ill, and it is feared he may not survive, Dr. Malcolm was called to Tilting this evening to attend Mr. John Bryan. Eight men in a trap boat conveyed the Doctor to and from Tilting.
Mr. James Oke’s new schooner will be launched on Tuesday 14th May. Mr. James Johnson, the builder, is to be congratulated on putting out of hands such a fine looking craft. Several other new fishing boats are also ready to try the waters. Mr. Earle’s schooner of about 50 tons, built at Beaver Cove the past winter by Mr. James Elliott, will leave the stocks on the 13th May, as will also one for Capt. William Oake Sr. The last vessel was built by Mr, Smith, and will be a sample of Green Bay Handiwork.
The schooner Atlanta, purchased last fall, at Seldom-Come-Bye by Mr. Earle, is now in the hands of the Carpenters. Extensive repairs are necessary, but when completed she will be a staunch vessel. The Exotic, owned by Mr. Hodge, is also receiving an overhauling. The Customs yacht is being attended to by Mr. Stone, and when occasion requires, the genial Sub-Collector will be found at the helm, looking after the Nation’s revenue. Correspondent. May 11th, 1907."
| May 20, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "The Portia reports that no fish has yet been taken at the Northern harbors.
There are only a few Reservists now on the Calypso, and their time will finish this week.
Repairs to the S.S. Bruce will finish this week when she sails to take up her regular service,
Mr. John Flood has severed his connection with the Royal Stores, and has taken a position with the Reid-Nfld Co.
Scarlet fever has developed at Sergt. Courtenay’s house, and the Sergeant is quarantined. Cont. Lynch is relieving him at the Police Station.
Last Thursday and Friday there was a good sign of fish on the North Shore of Conception Bay. Several of a large size were taken with jiggers.
The Portia brought Mrs. Guy of Twillingate, for the Insane Asylum, and Miss Norman and Mrs. Barrett of Old Perlican, for treatment at the Hospital.
A new Paymaster, to replace Mr. K.R. Hay, of the Calypso, has been appointed, his services to begin June 15th. He will likely arrive by the next liner from England.
Master Gerald Power, son of Mr. M Power of Baird’s, has taken a trip to Operto on the Galatea. Gerald, who is only 10 years old, is quite a youthful sailor for a round Atlantic voyage.
Mr. Harold McLEAN, late Marconi Operator at Cape Race, and well known in this city, died at Halifax on the 16th May, at the General Hospital. He was interred there yesterday.
By Saturday’s express, about 50 laborers who have been working at Grand Falls, returned to town. Some came to prosecute the fishery, others because the work was too hard for the wages offered.
The schooner Packet, Capt. Edward Norris, sailed for Three Arms, Notre Dame Bay, Saturday evening with a full load of goods for Mr. James Norris, who does an extensive business in that thriving settlement.
There is still a great quantity of snow on the North East Coast. The big storm of April 6th and 7th which was so severe here, was greatly felt in the northern settlements.
The Rev. James White, formerly of St. John’s, and for some time located at Barton Island, P.B., has been formerly received into the American Catholic Church by Bishop Potter. For some time he has been at work in Holy Apostles’ Parish (the Rev. Robt’ M. Pollard rector) New York.
Saturday afternoon when the schooner Spurling, Capt. Edward Blackwood, was hauling out from Tessier’s wharf, she rubbed against the Percy Bartram’s side, to which she was close by. The mate of the Bartram, fearing some of the paint work would be damaged, started to row, and for ten minutes things were lively. No blood was spilled however, Capt. Kehoe acting and settling the dispute before it came to blows.
Captain John ford, of Port aux Basques, has purchased the schooner J.A. Garland, of Digby.
A case of diphtheria developed in a house on Water St. West Saturday. The place was placarded by the Public Health Officer.
S.S. Walrus hauled into Baine Johnson’s on Saturday and will load fishery supplies for Battle Harbor; she sails at the end of the week.
Yesterday afternoon there were four corpses in the R.C. Cathedral at the one time. Rev. Dr. A Howley officiated, and read the customary prayers for the dead.
Capt. Hill, Mr, Blackmore, and a Bluejacket from the Calypso, have joined the City Rifle Club and will be among the competition on the inter colonial match.
The funeral of the late Mrs. Minnie SAVAGE, who died at Darthmouth N.S., took place yesterday and was largely attended. Interment was at Mount Carmel.
Mr. Lawrence WHITE of Hon. G. Knowling’s employ, died at his residence, Military Road, on Saturday afternoon, after an illness of three weeks’ duration. The remains will be interred tomorrow afternoon.
A rush of trap berths on the Labrador Coast, is anticipated this season. The first of the Conception Bay fleet, the schooner Gertie, Capt. S. Bishop of Cupids, will leave for Griffin’s Harbor on Wednesday, if weather conditions are favorable.
The Virginia Lake left Sydney at 8.30 a. m. yesterday, and is due at Port aux Basques.
A new schooner of 65 tons registered, was launched recently by Joseph McGill, at Shelburne. She was built for Capt. Baxter Barbour, of Wesleyville, and is for the fishing business. She will be rigged and made ready for sea at once. Capt. Baxter is taking a crew from Westeyville to bring home his new purchase."
| May 20, 1907 || THANKS || Mrs. James Rogers desires to thank Mr. F.B. Wood, Mr. Waterfield, the male and female employees of the F.B. Wood Manufacturing Co., Mrs. and Miss A Nelder, Mrs. J Rogers, Miss A Rogers, Mrs. M Caul, and others, for wreaths and notes of sympathy in her recent bereavement. |
| May 20, 1907 || DEATHS || "CADWELL — Died last evening after a long illness, James Cadwell, Seaman, aged 60 years, leaving two children and a brother and sister to mourn their sad loss. Funeral on Tuesday at 2.30 p.m. from 34 Wickford St. Friends will please accept this, the only intimation.
WHITE — Died Saturday afternoon, after a short illnes, Lawrence White. Funeral tomorrow at 2.30 p.m. from his late residence 112 ½ Military Road. Friends will please attend without further notice, R.I.P. (New York and Montreal Papers please copy)"
| May 21, 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || "The schooner Delta, W.C. Barnes, with general freight from St. John’s, arrived here on Thursday night.
Mr. E. Henderson and his sister Mrs. H. Parsons, arrived by Friday night’s train from St. John’s
Miss Minnie Brown, C. of E. School Teacher at Bay-de-Verde, arrived this afternoon on a brief visit to friends.
Mr. Joseph Ross, who was laid up a fortnight with a severe cold, returned to business on Thursday. He appears all right again.
Messrs M.J. Hawke, William Guy, Arthur Earle of Carbonear, William Dawe, and William Butt of Bay Roberts were in town today.
The schooner Harry Smith, owned by Messrs G & M Gosse of Spaniard’s Bay, with fishery supplies from Messrs Munn & Co., left for home this afternoon. Rev. H. Leggo went passenger by her.
Mr. Woolley French, of Messrs Munn & Co. employ, was operated upon for Tonsilitis by Dr. Ames, this week. The operation was most successful - the patient being only two days absent from business.
Mr. J.A. Whitman who had been on a visit to Hamilton, Bermuda, to see his daughter, Mrs. Ensign Trickey, S.A., returned home by this afternoon express. Mr. Whitman looks well after his trip.
It is rumored that a young Electrician of St. John’s, will arrive here next week to arrange the terms of a co-operator ship (matrimonial) with a young lady, with business connections on Water Street.
Miss Carnochan, sister of Dr. Carnochan, arrived here from Bell Island by Friday afternoon’s train, to spend a fortnight with Mrs. Dr. Ames, before the latter goes to reside at Broad Cove, North Shore.
Mr. Moses JACKSON, a resident of Caplin Cove, died on Tuesday of consumption at the age of 22 years. His illness was a lingering one. The funeral took place this afternoon, the burial being at the Methodist cemetery.
Lt. Colonel Rees, Provincial Commander of the Salvation Army in Newfoundland, delivered the lecture “In and Out of Prison” in the Orange Hall at Carbonear on Thursday night. A large audience attended the lecture which was much appreciated. The Lt. Colonel came here on Friday and was the guest of Mrs. J.A. William. He left today for Grand Bank, going by steamer from Placentia.
It is stated that the piece of ground on the North Side of Water Street, opposite Messrs Munn & Co., and lying between the properties of Mr. Edward Parsons and Mr. JA Whitman, has been purchased by the Bank of Nova Scotia. A spacious new brick or stone bank building with a Magistrate’s residence within it, will be erected during the coming summer.
Two cases were heard before W.J. Lynch, Esq., J.P., at the Court House on Friday. District Inspector Bailey, who acting upon instructions, had liberated a young man who had been jailed for being drunk and disorderly on the public street on Thursday, appeared against the prisoner who did not present himself in Court on Friday. The Inspector’s statement was taken and the delinquent was fined $3 and cost or 14 days. In the District Court, a civil case was heard, and the defendant not appearing, judgment went by default.
Flags from the Merchants’ premises on the North Side, and on private residences on both sides of the harbor, as well the shipping import, were displayed in honor of the even of Friday afternoon. Shortly after 2 p.m. the ferry boat conveyed to the South Side 70 passengers. Most of them attended the ceremony of the laying of the corner stone of the new edifice of St. Peter’s Church, to be erected forthwith. Had not the weather indicated rain, many more persons from the North Side would have attended the ceremony. As it was, a large concourse of people from Harbor Grace (North and South) and from the neighboring settlements, assembled to witness the uncommon occurrence about to take place.
About 3 p.m. the Clergy having vested at the Parsonage, the procession proceeded to the scene of the function. Revs. T. Godden, of Harbor Grace; F.W. Colley of Carbonear; F. Smart of Island Cove, H. Legge, of Spaniard’s Bay; and C. Carpenter, Incumbent of the South Side Mission, made up the number of attending Clergy. W.B. Grieve Esq., who had been selected to place the corner stone in position, took his appointed place beside the clergy. Rev. C. Carpenter then announced the well known hymn “O God Our Help in Ages Past,” in the singing of which, the large assembly joined. Rev. F. Smart then followed by reading prayers suited to the occasion. Then Psalm 2127 was announced, Rev. F.W. Colley and the congregation reading alternate verses.
Mr. Grieve then approached the corner stone which depended above its subsequent resting place, and taking the trowel in his hand, proceeded to lay the mortor upon the wall of the foundation. After this, a number of coins were laid upon the mortar and all being ready, the stone was lowered while Mr. Grieve guided it to its place. When the laying of the corner stone was completed, Mr. Grieve addressed St. Peter’s congregation, who must have been impressed by the clear, smooth, kindly and beautifully expressed utterances of the speaker who, in forgetfulness of self, wondered why he had been selected to perform the honorable duty.
He thought with the great dramatic Poet of the “Destiny that shapes our ends, rough hew them how we may” and he seemed to see in the several connections which led to his being present there that afternoon, the hand of god, and he trusted that a realization of this by all concerned would increase their endeavors by striving after the attainments of the better life. He reminded the people of the associations with the old Church, the memory of which must be dear to them, and reffered to the times of Baptism, of Confirmation, of first Communion, of marriage, and of death, all of which were inseperable from the recollection of the old edifice, for connected with it, many of those present could recall their life’s association. He urged the necessity in the work of the Church in the future.
Then he gracefully turned to address Mr. Carpenter personally, and in a few well selected sentences, referred to the work in hand. Mr. Carpenter replied very nicely to Mr. Grieve’s words. Then hymn 394 was sung, during which time the collection was taken up, and placed upon the corner stone. Mr. Colley then recited some prayers, after which hymn 242 was sung.
Churchwarden Simeon Noel on behalf of the congregation, then addressed Mr. Grieve, offering him their thanks, which were given by acclamation. Mr. Grieve acknowledged the thanks of the congregation, but so pleased was he to be of service to them, that he thought in this instance, thanks were not required. However, his features indicated that while he did not want thanks, he was pleased to be the recipient of them. Mr. Colley pronounced the benediction. CORRESPONDENT. Harbor Grace, May 18th, 1907."
| May 21, 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || "Bowrings: Prospro is due at Channel from Sydney, today. Portia sails North, at 10 a.m. tomorrow, taking a large cargo and a number of passengers.
Reids: Dundee left Port Blandfort at 11 a.m yesterday. Argyle left Placentia at 6 p.m. yesterday, on the Red Island route. Ethie left Clarenville at 1 p.m. yesterday. Clyde arrived at Lewisporte at 5 p.m. yesterday. Glencoe arrived at Rose Blanche at 6 p.m. yesterday, and is detained there by fog."
| May 21, 1907 || PERSONAL || "Rev. Dr. L. Curtis returned to town last night.
Rev. W. Gouchy returns home by the Portia tomorrow.
Rev. E.K.H. Caldwell came to the city by last night’s train.
Mr. Joseph Maddock, M.H.A. Carbonear, is in the city on a business visit.
Mr. F.J. Connors, who was on an extensive trip abroad, returned yesterday.
Capt. Kehoe, of the Percy Bartram, left for Carbonear last evening to visit his family.
Mr. A.L. Miller and Miss Miller, who were visiting relatives in Scotland, returned yesterday.
His Excellency Sir William MacGregor, Lady MacGregor and Inspector General McCowen, A.D.C., returned to the city last night from Placentia.
Mr. and Mrs. Alan Goodridge and Miss McNeil, who were wintering in England, returned by the Carthaginian.
Mrs. A. Rendell and son are back from their trip to England.
Mrs. H.A. Bowring arrived by the Allan boat yesterday; she returns to England by the Carthaginian in a fortnight’s time, and will reside in Liverpool, her husband having been transferred to the head office."
| May 21, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "The latest report from Keel’s is that traps are doing well.
Harvey’s salt steamer was to leave Cadiz yesterday for this port.
Inspector O’Rielly left on yesterday morning’s train to join the Fiona at Placentia.
The S.S. Halifax City left Liverpool on Saturday at 5 p.m. for St. John’s.
J Wilson of Colonial Street, leaves for New York by Sunday’s express, to take a position.
Judge Seymour, who was along the railway line on business, returned to Harbor Grace last night.
Owing to the large amount of work, Purser Black of the Carthaginian has an assistant with him this trip.
Mr. Grant, Job’s Agent in the Straits, arrived Saturday night and is now making preparations for the summer’s fishery.
There has been extensive lumber operations at Dog Bay this winter, and the output will likely exceed all previous years.
Two boys were arrested by Detective Byrne yesterday, for acting disorderly on the street. Last night they were permitted to go home.
Capt. H. Dawe, who has been ill for some time, leaves shortly for Canada on a health trip. He will probably visit the Pacific Coast towns.
Watchman McCarthy found the U.S. Picture Co.’s premises open this morning. A Police Officer guarded the place while the Manager was being acquainted.
Const. Shave of Fogo, arrived by the Portia with a prisoner who criminally assaulted a 16 year old girl. The man was given six months hard by Magistrate Malcolm.
Now that the weather is getting warm, the Council should have the drains flushed, as there is a frightful odor from some of them. This nuisance is particularly applicable to New Gower St.
The Carthaginian steerage passengers held a concert on Friday night, and the following evening there was one in the saloon. Collections were taken at both for the Institute for Sailors Orphans.
The S.S. Dearhound, which called at Port aux Basques on Sunday for coal, was built at Tranmere in 1901. She measures 189 ft long, 9 deep and 26 wide, is 483 tons gross, but only 39 net. Her engines are large and being 150 h.p., she can steam 16 knots.
Mr. Michael DONOVAN, of Topsail Road, dropped dead Sunday afternoon. He was reading a newspaper when he fell off the chair. The family thought he had fainted and were shocked on realizing that life was extinct. The funeral takes place from the Cross Roads this afternoon at 2.30, not 3.30 as stated yesterday.
There are 95 boys and 50 girls from Dr Middlemore’s home in England, bound to Canada. There are also 14 saloon, 100 seconds and 648 steerage passengers, who will land at Halifax. The majority are young Englishmen bound to the Northwest. The day after leaving port, one of the passengers, a Swede, gave birth to a boy. Both were kindly looked after and are now doing well.
Messrs C. & A. Dawe, of Bay Roberts, have chartered the Newfoundland, to take their crews to the Labrador.
The announcement in a contemporary, that Mr, A.S. Rendell had purchased H.A. Bowring residence, is untrue. The dwelling is still on the market.
Most of the Northern craft are now ready to sail for the Labrador, and when ice conditions permit, they will sail. There will be about 20 additional schooners to last year’s fleet.
This date last year, salmon were plentiful in the market and selling at ten cents a pound. Up to the present, less than a dozen have been offered in the city, the price being 30 cents a pound.
Several bankers are now due back from their second trip. It is evident that they are getting some fish, or they would be to land before this. Their reports are anxiously waited for.
The tug Ingraham, Capt. Bonia, will leave within a few days for Labrador, to see that no trouble arises over the securing of trap berths. On her return, she will be fitted out for the Mail Service in Fortune Bay, Capt. Bonia taking command for the season.
Mr. J. O’Brien, of Brigus is now in town on business.
Six arrests were made by the Police last evening, all excepting two were liberated before eight.
Forty young men returned by the Virginia Lake yesterday. They are from Sydney, and are coming home to prosecute the fishery.
Indications point to a good sign of fish outside, and the local fishermen, if they went out and secured some, would be well remunerated.
Several of the Cape St. Mary’s fleet are now on the grounds, and one boat arrived at Placentia Saturday last, with 20 quintals for 2 days fishing. She reports the others are doing well.
There was a [--ill] alarm of fire sent to the Western Station which called out the W. &. C. Co’s at 8.25 last night. The fire was at the house of Mrs. Flynn, New Gower St., and originated through a defective chimney. Very little damage resulted.
In order to facilitate the handling of excursions, the Reid Co., during the summer, will sell tickets on excursion days, for Irvine, Topsail, Manuals, and Kelligrews, at the ticket office in the main waiting room. Tickets for Waterford Bridge, Mount Pearl, Kane’s [Not quite sure of this name – print is blurred. GW.] Valley, and Donovan’s, will be sold at the window of the first class waiting room. Tickets for all the above places can be purchases at the office, Crosbie Hotel also.
| May 21, 1907 || DEATHS || DONOVAN — Died on Sunday, of heart failure, Michael Donovan, aged 70 years. Funeral today, Tuesday at 2.30 p.m. from the Crossroads. Friends will please accept this the only intimation. |
| May 22, 1907 || WANTED TO WED DAUGHTER-IN-LAW || An elderly resident of the South Shore community of Conception Bay has fallen in love with his daughter-in-law, proposed, and been accepted. The lady’s husband died a year or two ago and since then, his father has been paying attentions to the widow. He requested the Clergyman of the Church he attends, to tie the knot, but the Cleric absolutely refused to do so, and advised the man to give up his intentions. The latter is not inclined to do so, and says he will make her his wife in spite of all. |
| May 22, 1907 || SURVEYING AT BISHOP’S FALLS || Mr. Hardy and ten others, are at present at Bishop’s Falls, making a survey of the Parsons Property. They have chosen the site for the proposed Pulp Mill, which will be erected near the “old bridge,” on the Exploits River. The men recently arrived, and will remain there all summer. They have three camps put up near Norris Arm. |
| May 22, 1907 || STREET CAR ACCIDENT || Street car No.3, in charge of Conductor Hilliard, collided with a cart on which Thomas Stamp and Thomson Barron were driving up Water Street, at 9.30 yesterday morning. The car was being driven West, but at Alexander St., Stamp turned to drive up that street, and the car collided, striking the van and throwing both men to the street. The horse fell on Stamp, who was picked up unconscious, and Dr. Campbell was called to attend him. The other man escaped without injury. No blame is attached to the Conductor or Motorman. |
| May 22, 1907 || S. S. PROSPERO PUTS BACK || The S.S. Prospero, Fitzpatrick, which left Channel Sunday morning, did not reach Sydney until 10 p.m. Monday, having encountered ice. She coaled and left again yesterday morning at 11, but when ten miles from Sydney, ran into thick fog and heavy ice. Fearing the steamer would be jammed, Capt. Fitzpatrick returned, but will leave again at daylight to-day. |
| May 22, 1907 || THE MORENO CONDEMNED || A survey of the wrecked steamer Moreno was held yesterday, and the ship was condemned. She is full of water, and there is little chance of salving anything. Mr. M.P. Cashin is at the scene. Capt. Larder, in his wrecking steamer Amphitrite, is due there this morning, and will salve as much of the cargo and gear as possible. |
| May 22, 1907 || LIGHTING DOES DAMAGE || Yesterday morning’s lighting storm was severely felt in Conception Bay. The Telegraph instruments at most all the stations were interrupted for a while, but repairs were easily effected. The lighting must have caused considerable damage at the United Towns Electrical Station near Victoria Village, as the light was not on until 8.30 last evening. Harbor Grace reports that the flashes were the heaviest experienced there for some time. In the city, at 11.30 a.m., there were a few flashes and peals of thunder. |
| May 22, 1907 || SCHOOL ROBBED BY CHILD || The Methodist School on Alexander St., was entered a few evenings ago, and the sum of eight dollars, which was collected for a birthday offering, was stolen. The Teacher made enquiries on Monday but failed to find the thief; yesterday however, she was more fortunate, and discovered the defaulter was one of the pupils. The matter will not be sent to Court considering the youth of the offender. |
| May 22, 1907 || CHARGED WITH LARCENY || Last evening, Detective Cox arrested a man named Noftall, who is charged with the larceny of a quantity of lead pipe, the property of G.M. Barr. Yesterday afternoon a couple of boys were examined by the Police which led to the arrest of the man. The case came up for hearing at the Magistrate’s Court this morning. |
| May 22, 1907 || WEATHER REPORT || Yesterday, a rain and thunder storm was experienced along the railway line in the forenoon, but later there was a change, though it continued to rain in places up to midnight. The latest reports are: Port aux Basques — N.W., light, fine, 48 above. Bay of Islands — S.E. light, raining, 41 above. Quarry — N.E. light, foggy, 35 above. Bishop’s Falls — S.W. light, raining, 51 above. Clarenville — S.W. light, misty, 50 above. Whitbourne — S.W. Calm, fine, 55 above. |
| May 22, 1907 || ABOUT A DOG || Yesterday afternoon, Sergt. Cox and Constable Byrne visited a house on the higher levels, where it was suspected a valuable dog was secreted. The Officers were armed with a warrant, and searched the place from “keelson to truck.” In the cellar the quadruped was found, which was glad to get his freedom. It is claimed that the dog, “fell through the cellar hatch” and no further action will be taken. |
| May 22, 1907 || NAUTICAL || "H.M.S. Brilliant received a supply of coal yesterday.
S.S. Regulus was to leave Sydney last night for St. John’s.
S.S. Cacouna should leave Sydney this morning for St. John’s.
Schooner Ramble, Crocker, Master, sailed last evening for Port Blandford.
S.S. Carthaginian sailed this morning for Halifax, taking in saloon: R.A. Brehm, Stanley Hood, Mrs. Gillard, Miss McNiely, and 2 intermediate.
S.S. Adventure reached Philadelphia yesterday, from Bell Island. She sails again Saturday with hard coal for this port."
| May 22, 1907 || A ROUGH TRIP || The little schooner Mary Ellen arrived from Red Head Cove, Bacalieu Tickle, yesterday, after a stormy passage of twenty-six hours. Monday night when off Cape St. Francis, the wind blew a gale and the sails had to be taken off. Seas swept over her, and for some hours it looked serious for the crew. Outside of the jibboom being badly strained, no damage was sustained, but all were delighted when port was reached. |
| May 22, 1907 || ALONG THE LINE || The express last evening, took out about 40 passengers, including T. Winter, L. Lawlor, C. Jerrett, M. Whiteway, J. McRae, J. McCarthy, J. Marshal, J. Brien. The Shore train arrived at 10.40 last night, bringing only a few passengers. She was delayed owing to a heavy freight picked up along the line. |
| May 22, 1907 || A FINE SCHOONER || The schooner Chester, owned by Messrs Kennedy and St John, of Conception Harbor, is now at C.I. Bennett & Co.’s wharf, taking supplies for her owners. She was purchased last year, and is one of our best sea-going crafts. Her register is 51 tons, and on her trip to this port she made excellent speed. This year she will prosecute the Labrador fishery, and will be commanded by Capt. W. Keating, one of Conception Bay’s most successful Masters. |
| May 22, 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || "Bowrings: Prospero leaves Sydney at daylight today. Portia sails North at 10 this a.m. taking full general cargo and the following saloon passengers: Mesrs Lemee, H. Learce, J. Collins, Const. Walsh, G.A. Pearce, J. Roper, Dr. Forbes, Morgan, Glennie, A. Kelly, F. White, Capt. W. Winsor, Rev. Grouchy, S. Roberts, Mrs. Maidment, Mrs. Lemee and family; Misses Sceveour, Steerling, Ryan, Green, Master Lemee.
Reids: Dundee left Greenspond at 4 p.m. yesterday inward. Ethie left Catalina at 5 p.m. yesterday, inward. Clyde left Lewisporte at 8 a.m. yesterday for the South Side of the Bay. Virginia Lake left Port aux Basques at 9.20 a.m. yesterday with 78 passengers. Home leaves Bay of Islands upon the arrival of yesterday’s express, for Bonne Bay. Glencoe arrived at Port aux Basques yesterday a.m., and leaves this morning, coming East."
| May 22, 1907 || CARBONEAR || "Along the Water Line: – The Mystery, Capt. Luther, arrived on Saturday from Sydney, coal laden to Messrs, Wm. Duff & Sons. The Ethel Grace, H. Pike, arrived on Monday, laden with general merchandise to the firm of E Penney & Sons. The Billow, T. Pike, returned from Trinity Bay this week, bringing fire wood, billets, posts, etc., for the firm of Messrs, Maddock.
The S.S. Progress steamed in on Friday with a large number of men, who intend prosecuting the fishery at Labrador the coming season.
The Laura May, L. Pike, arrived on Friday laden with tar and cordage to Messrs Rorke & Sons, also the Pendragon, Giles Smith, on Saturday to the same firm, laden with provisions.
The scarlet fever epidemic which has been troubling this community the past winter, is we are glad to say getting stamped out, there being no new cases reported for sometime.
A young man named HOWELL, brother of Oscar Howell, Assistant Druggist at W.H. Butt’s, died of hemorrhage on Monday last, at the early age of 18 years.
Messrs Jno. Duff and Louis William are making all necessary preparation for the erection of their new residences.
The Misses Pike, daughters of the late Capt. Reuben Pike, left by Saturday’s express for Boston, Mass., where they will permanently reside. The eldest young lady Miss Hazel, has been identified for some time in various branches of Church work, her labors being most prominent in the Sunday school. As a mark of appreciation of her devotion to this toil, an address and present was handed her by the primary department of the School at which she had been Superintendent A purse also was presented for her acceptance by the Officers and Teachers of the adult Sunday School. In addition to this, Miss Pike found pleasure in taking an active part in Good Templary, being for years a member of Prince Albert Lodge. The members of the Order, recognizing the loss sustained by Miss Pike’s withdrawl, appointed a deputation to wait on her at her home, for the purpose of presenting a gift and address as a memento to their esteem.
The memorial monument to be erected to the late Miss Nicholl, will be placed in position at an early date. It is understood that the ladies committee contemplate having everything completed by the time His Excellency the Governor’s proposal visit to our town, when he will be asked to preside at the unveiling.
Lieut. Col. Rees delivered his lecturer “In and out of Prison.” in the Orange Hall on Thursday night. The building was thronged with an audience of eager listeners. The lecturer upon being introduced by Mr. Jos. Maddock, M.H.A., stepped forward, and in a few preliminary remarks expressed his pleasure in standing before a Carbonear audience. Proceeding, the speaker kept the attention of the vast audience while he unfolded the tale of his remarkable experience in the Old Land so many years ago. The incidents related were indeed thrilling and testified, very clearly on the energy and zeal of the man round whom they centered, and his fidelity to the cause which he espoused. The S. Army has a warrior in Lieut. Col. Rees, who is worthy of the rank which he bears. Major Morris and Ensign Pitcher led in singing at the opening and close of the lecture.
Rev. T.B. Darby, B.A. installed the Officers and Teachers of the Methodist Sunday School at the evening service of the Church on Sunday. An appropriate sermon from the words of the Master, “Feed my Lambs,” formed the bars of the Pastor’s remarks. A larger congregation than usual attended to witness the ceremony. CORRESPONDENT."
| May 22, 1907 || CHANNEL NEWS || "Today we have experienced the first spring weather of the season. Cold and fog, ice and snow, have all played their part in making this, one of the most backward Springs on record.
Since the first of the month, a steady exodus of our population has been taking place. The schooner Edith Emery, with supplies and crews for Mr. E. Pike’s lobster factorie at Bartlett’s Harbor, sailed on Wednesday last. S.S. Harlaw, which arrived from Halifax on same day, also took along a number of men for various places along the Coast, and a further contingent having missed their passages, boarded the S.S. Home yesterday, and by her will be landed at their destination.
The schooners Genesta and Emperor will take the balance of crews for North next week.
Five vessels are in port waiting a clearing of the ice jam on the Cape Breton side, when they will leave for Sydney. They are St. Helena, Cayuga, Mr. J. Smyth, Lelia and Shamrock. The scarcity of the coal supply on the Coast is almost alarming, but ‘ere it becomes necessary to burn the furniture for kindling, a cargo or cargoes will no doubt have arrived.
S.S. Prospero is due tomorrow. So far as her schedules goes this trip, she is only billed to Channel. The good people of St. George’s, Bay of Islands, Bonne Bay, will think of this arrangement at this time of year, will not, one would imagine, be commentary to Government or Coastal Company. ALPHA, Channel, May 18th, 1907."
| May 22, 1907 || BONAVISTA || "Three men, Shirran, while returning from their herring nets on Friday, overturned their boat owing to a very sea. John Shirran was well nigh being drowned; the boat turned over on him and it was some time before he was rescued.
We learn the Rev. H.V. Whitehouse will soon leave the Mission to take charge of another. We wish him every success.
Herring are plentful here lately.
Mr. R. Hatcher, Son of Rev. H.C. Hatcher of this place, returns home in a short while. He has attained his Medical degree. Congratulations are tendered the young Doctor.
Mr. J. Henebury of Bay de Verde, is here getting his supplies for the coming summer.
The schooner Reliance, R. Brown, Master, leaves in short for Indian Tickle, Labrador, with fishery supplies.
Mr. P. Brown, Teacher High School, has decided to remain another year at request of the Board.
The Girls Friendly Society held their annual closing tea on Thursday evening. The girls spent a very pleasant evening, and were grateful to the associates who kindly provided the tea. Rev. H.V. Whitehouse addressed the girls at the 5 o’clock service. - May 17th, 1907."
| May 22, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "The S.S. Bloodhound is now on the dry dock undergoing repairs.
Several city families are now removing to their country residences for the summer months
Dr. T.P Smith, who was visiting Canada and the States, returned by the express this morning.
Two liquor sellers were fined $10 each yesterday, by the Magistrate, for selling liquor to minors.
Owing to the heavy ice in the Gulf, the Home will be unable to go any further than Bonne Bay this trip.
Several trouters left by last evening’s train for Maher’s Station, and will remain until Saturday.
Mr. Patrick O’Neil, of the Reid Co., who has been ill at Harbor Grace, came to town yesterday, and is much improved.
Yesterday morning, some excellent fish were offered for sale in the coves. Being the first for the season, good prices were realized.
By this morning’s express, several people arrived from Grand Falls, including two families. They report a number of others leaving as soon as opportunity offers.
Constable Long will arrive from Bonavista by the return of the Portia, and will be stationed in town. Constable Fitzgerald, of Gambo, will replace him.
The express arrived at 1.30 this morning, bringing Dr. T.P. Smith, J. Dear, F.C. Rendell, J. Boland, and about 30 second class.
A shipment of Canadian cattle arrived from Sydney yesterday; they will be auctioned at Pitts’ this morning. Their arrival is timely as the supply was again running short.
A couple of traps are now set in Freshwater Bay outside the narrows, and a few fish were taken in them yesterday. Other trap owners will put their’s out, next week.
Passengers by last night’s train from Placentia, say that to date, lobsters have been very scarce in the Bay, except at Barren Island and vicinity. At the latter place, good fares have been taken.
A large number of Northern schooners left for home yesterday, with full loads of supplies. The majority will not visit the Capital again until they return from the Labrador.
Three Sailors from H.M.S. Brilliant were adrift yesterday morning.
Monday morning, a heavy thunder and lighting storm prevailed, West of Bay du Nord.
Messrs Somerson and Snelgrove of Catalina, left for home by schooner last evening.
At Western Bay, Mr. Bussey has his lobster pots out, but as yet the crustaceans are scarce.
Two inebriates were jailed last evening, and this morning will be introduced to His Honor.
The D.P Imgraham went to Cape St. Francis, with coal for the lighthouse yesterday; she returned again, last evening.
A message was received last night, that fish was plentiful on the Cape St. Mary’s grounds. Bait is obtainable in the Bay.
The fisher folk who arrived by the Carthaginian, leave by the Portia for Twillingate, where they will operate during the summer.
Mrs. Cundy, wife of the Captain of the Electra, is accompanying her husband this trip. This is her first visit to St. John’s, but she hopes it will not be her last.
By the Carthaginian, Mr. W.E. Brown, a Soap Maker, arrived from England. He was brought out by the Standard Mfg. Co., to take charge of the branch of their plant.
William Newell of Indian Arm, B.B., purchased the schooner Loyalty, from Alan Goodridge & Sons, yesterday. Mr. Newell will prosecute the Labrador fishery in her, this summer.
Captain Findlay and crew, whose schooner, the Mary May, was lost near the narrows last week, arrived by the schooner Mary Ellen, yesterday. The Mary Ellen brought fish and oil for M.P. Cashin, and is discharging at Bowring’s.
John PAULSEN, a Sailor of the Berecia, who was removed to the Hospital last week, died Monday evening. He was 30 years of age, a native of Sweden, but hailed from Liverpool. The remains will be interred in the Anglican cemetery today.
The S.S. Harlaw was jammed in the ice off Bonne Bay on Sunday. She was unable to call at Bay St. George or Bay of Islands, as both places were jammed. The ice extends right along the Coast, and some off shore winds are required to clear it.
The Brilliant’s stern was swung up the harbor yesterday, to permit the Carthaginian hauling out. A local schooner, sailing up the harbor, narrowly escaped colliding with her. It was an exciting moment for those on both ships, as had the schooner struck, damage would have been caused.
Mr. Brehm left by the Carthaginian to meet his wife, who was hurriedly summoned to the bedside of her mother. The latter is an old lady, and was prostrated by the news of the almost sudden death of her son, at London. He had been residing in Africa for some years, and was en route to his birth land to see friends, when he contracted fever and succumbed.
A proclamation appears in yesterday’s Gazette, proroguing the General Assembly from Thursday, the 23rd May 1907 until Thursday, the 4th day of July next.
The S.S. Walrus was surveyed, Monday for passengers accommodation, by Capt. English and C. Alcock. She will sail, this morning, for Battle Harbor, with the crews for Baine Johnson & Co.
Yesterday, a reference was made to a Samson Island in Notre Dame Bay. Our informant was slightly in error. The island to which he referred was Sanson not Samson. The pronunciation and spelling are however, too similar to render the change of Flat Island, B.B., to Samson, a desirable one, even from the standpoint of utility.
Scott’s steamer Annie which became disabled last fall, and spent the winter at King’s Cove, is due next week to undergo repairs. An Engineer for her, leaves by the Portia this morning.
To date, there is shortage in the arrival of birch junks, and those on the market are offered at 70 cents a hundred. Owing to the fishermen being busy at shipbuilding, etc., the industry has been somewhat neglected.
The Fever Ambulance had two calls, yesterday afternoon. A 17 year old domestic, living with Mrs. Smyth, Water St., developed diphtheria, and a 57 year old resident of Bell St. suffering with enteric fever, was also conveyed to the Hospital.
The filthy state of Wills’ Range, Pleasant St., where a number of Chinamen reside, was brought to the notice of the Board of Health, last week. Inspector O’Brien ordered them to clean it or they will be summoned, and the place is now presentable."
| May 22, 1907 || DEATH || KEAN — At Traytown, Alexander Bay, on May 17, Gordon Kean, son of Mr. Charles Kean, aged 8 years. |
| May 22, 1907 || WHERE ARE THEY TODAY? || "Kings Wharf: Schooner , Lizzie, Witless Bay
Harvey’s Wharf: Schooner E.T. Ryan, Capt. Barron, King’s Cove, B.B. Coaster Brothers. P. Richards, loading for Bell Island. Onward, Capt. Pike, Carbonear.
Marshall Bros. Wharf: Schooner Mary Kate, John Guppy, Ship Cove, T.B. Swan sailed this morning for Burnt Point North Shore, C.B.
Davey’s Wharf: Schooner Kitty, Joseph Power discharged a load of sand from Caplin Bay, yesterday.
Job’s Wharf: Schooner Mary E. Squires, Happy Adventure, B.B. Annie M. Sproude, Capt. M. Smith,Trinity. Charlotte, Capt. Clarke, Brigus.
Laverock, Capt. Burton, Salvage. B.B. Irene, Capt. House, Glovertown, B.B. Adleader, Capt. Chislett, Heart’s Delight, T.B.
Martin’s Wharf: Schooners Lapwing and Harry Matthews
Baird’s Wharf: Schooner Sea Queen, Thomas Smith, Chapel Arm, T.B. Maria Jane, Fred Moore, Northern Bay, C.B. Eva, Samuel Legge, Heart’s Content. Ida C. Spoffard, Capt Russell, Bay Roberts. Annie, Northern Bay. Willing, Tack’s Beach. Catherine Agnes, Trepassey.
Baine Johnson’s Wharf: Schooner Victoria, W. Greene, Scilly Cove, T.B. Schooners Gladiola, H.F. Wilson, Beatrice May and Olivette.
Knowling’s Wharf: Schooner Margaret Jane, Joseph Sturge, Pool’s Island B.B. Mary, Capt. Kelloway, arrived from Freshwater, C.B., yesterday with a load of fish drums. Jebez, Capt. Taylor, Gooseberry Islands, B.B.
Ayre & Sons Wharf: Schooner Lady Bird, Jabez Abbott, sails this morning for Musgrave Harbor. Nita M., William Winsor, Wesleyville.
Maria, Capt. Bishop, Western Bay, B.D.V. Schooners Margaret, Mobile, Elsie, Susie, and Passover.
Bowring’s Wharf: Schooner Mary Ellen, Capt. Finlay, Fermeuse. Star, G. Rendell, Salmon Cove, T.B. Marconi, Capt. Blackmore, Pool’s Island, B.B. Alberta sails today for Petit Forte. P.B. Fram, Capt. Hiscock, Scilly Cove, T.B. Schooners Annie C. Hall, and Rose Munda.
Goodridge’s Wharf: Schooner Mayflower, Capt. F. George, Heart’s Content. Frederick, J. Powell. Happy Adventure, B.B. Cappahayden, arrived yesterday from Fermeuse with a full load of oil. Kitty, Capt. Power, Caplin Bay. Shamrock, R. Grant, Trinity. Mary Ann sails today for Renews. Swift, Capt. Bulger, sails today for Trepassey. Nelly M., Ed. Legge, Heart’s Content. Schooners Aljeleth Shahar, Miriam, Paddy, Sarah and Katie.
Bishop’s Wharf: Schooner Resolute, Jacob Winsor, Wesleyville. Ivy A., J. Bishop, Wesleyville. Henry West, J H Penney, Carbonear.
Duder’s Wharf: Schooner Winnifred, John Fry, Southern Bay, B.B. Alama, Capt. March, N.W. Arm, Random, T.B. Victoria Regina, Capt. Humby, Indian Arm, B.B. Minnie Byrne, Christopher Paul, Happy Adventure, B.B. Zephyr, Capt. Atwood, Safe Harbor, B.B.
C. F. Bennett’s Wharf: Schooner Chester, Wm. Keating, Conception Harbor, intending to go this morning. Pilot, Capt. Jesse Hann, Wesleyville. Maggie Sullivan, Capt. Downer, Fogo.
Browning’s Wharf: Schooner Prowl, Capt. Smith arrived yesterday from Random. Flora, Capt. Sheppard, Indian Islands. Gladys W., Capt. Hellier, New Harbor, T.B.
Steers’s Wharf: Schooner Jennie Armstrong, Thomas Drodge, Random. Ellen, Joseph Anthony, Seldom-Come-By. Effie Belle, Capt. Guy, Musgrave Harbor. Little Gem, Scilly Cove, T.B. Good Hope, Rocky Bay.
Smith Co.’s Wharf: Schooner Emerald, A Bradley, Musgrave Harbor, ready to sail this morning. Carrie Steer, Capt., Hornet, will sail this morning for Seldom-Come-By. Harold T., Capt. Abbott, intends sailing this morning for Bonavista.
G. M. Barr’s Wharf: Schooner Lena, Salvage, B.B.
Tessier’s Wharf: Schooner Mary B., Moses Martin, Hickman’s Harbor T.B. Mary Ellen, William Hatch, arrived yesterday from Red Head Cove, near Bay de Verde.
Franklin’s Wharf: Schooner Gipsy, Capt. Tobin, Placentia.
Kennedy & Mullaly’s Wharf: Schooner Loyalty, William Newell, Indian Arm, B.B.
Horwood Lumber Co.’s Wharf: Schooners Lady A., Emily Bell, Mary Agnes, and Winnie Blanche."
| May 23, 1907 || DISTURBANCE AT FOOD DEPOT || Last night a resident of Kelligrews named Tucker, visited the S.A. Food Depot and being inebriated, caused trouble. The Officer in charge tried to pacify him, but to no purpose, and he was obliged to call the Police. Officers Lawlor and Simmons responded and placed the disturber under arrest. This morning he will have to answer to the Magistrate for his disorderly conduct. |
| May 23, 1907 || FROM THE WRECK || The wrecked steamer Moreno is still on the rocks near Cape Ray. Part of the bottom has been pounded out of her and at high tide, the deck is in the water. Salvage arrangements have been completed, and yesterday a considerable quantity of stores and gear was removed. The survey was held by Captain Pike, and Messrs Rennie and Stevens. |
| May 23, 1907 || DROWNING ACCIDENT AT MANUELS || Tuesday afternoon, a peculiar drowning accident happened at Manuels. The victim was Mrs. William O’Neill, aged about 80. About 5 p.m. she left home to go to a well close by, to get water for culinary purposes, but not returning soon after, her husband set out to find the cause of her absence. Going to the well and looking down, he was astonished to find the body of his wife floating about in the water, head downwards. The old man was badly scared and went for assistance to take her from the well. Several residents returned with him, and with the aid of a jigger, raised the body to the surface, though several attempts were made before being successful. Deceased lived with her husband, who is also aged and in poor circumstances. Interment takes place today at Manuels. |
| May 23, 1907 || PERSONAL || "Mr. D.A. Ryan arrived from Trinity yesterday.
Mr. H. Ready, Mortier Bay, left for home by yesterday train.
Mrs. B.J. St. John of Conception Harbor, came to the city yesterday.
Mr. W. Kennedy, Conception Harbor, is at present in the city on business.
Capt. T. Bonia and Mrs. Bonia arrived from Placentia by last night’s train.
Rev. G. Bolt, who has spent the winter in England, is greatly improved; he leaves for home shortly.
Mrs. Emanuel Stone, of Rocky Brook, Smith’s Sound, is now in the city having arrived by express yesterday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. F. Rendell, who were visiting America, failed to connect with the Virginia Lake last trip. They will arrive by the next express."
| May 23, 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || "Mr. John Clare, son of the late John Clare, and Annie Thomey, were united in marriage by Rev. W. Finn in the R.C. Cathedral at 4 o’clock Saturday afternoon.
Word was received in town recently that Mr. John DUGGAN, formerly of Riverhead, died at Boston about two weeks ago, as the result of an accident in falling from the scaffolding of a building upon which he had been working.
Messrs Munn & Co.’s steamer Louise, arrived from St. John’s at 8 p.m. Monday, with a cargo of supplies for her owners, James Cron and others. Munn & Co. had word that their brig, Amy Louise, Captain Sheppard, left Pernambuco that day for Barbados.
Dr. Strapp is having some improvements made to his residence. Workmen have erected some concrete pillars upon which a veranda will be built, so that the completed addition will increase the comfort and improve the appearance of the home.
The last pair of players contesting in the billiard tournament played off last night, the winners of the billiard cue being Mr. George Stevenson, who beat his opponent, Mr. J.A. Templeton of the Bank of Nova Scotia here 16 points in a game of 250.
Mr. George SHEPPARD, after a long illness, died at 1 a.m. Monday. Deceased was a member of both the British and Orange societies. The funeral took place this afternoon and was attended by the societies and a large number of citizens. Interment was made in the C.E. cemetery.
On Monday, Constable Spracklin arrested under warrant, two share-men who having engaged to serve a planter of Riverhead, refused to sail in his vessel to Trinity, and had them before the Court that day. Un-sea-worthiness of the craft was the alleged cause of their refusing to sail in the vessel. The Court ordered that after the schooner’s return from Trinity in suitable condition for Labrador, measurers be taken to compel the share-men to carry out their agreement.
Today a man from Spaniard’s Bay had the Chairman of the Road Board of that place before the Court. The plaintiff claimed damages for injury done his property through the Board not preventing the frequent collapse of the wall on the road, thereby breaking down the adjacent fence on the plaintiff property. The road is 9 feet wide and carts passing each other, the wheels of the outside one presses the stones of the wall from their place, and causes damage to the fence which touches the wall. The defendant wishing to procure important witness, asked for a postponement, and the further hearing of the case was postponed, sine die. Lawyer Kearney pleaded for plaintiff.
Constable Power having arrested under warrant, a share-man of Island Cove, who agreed to serve a Master of the same settlement at the Labrador this summer, the prisoner was brought before the Court. Being asked why he refused to fulfill his engagement, the man said that upon no consideration would he serve his Master at the Labrador this summer, as he had decided to remain at home. The deserter was given 30 days imprisonment, and informed if in the meantime he changed his mind and decided to return to serve, he would be let out.
Rt. Rev. Monsignor Walsh arrived from Brigus yesterday, on a visit to His Lordship Bishop March.
Mr. Matthew Kehoe of Riverhead, 90 years of age last week, carried a young pig weighing over 20 lbs, in a bag upon his back, a distance of 5 miles to Mrs. Connors, an old lady 82 years old. This is a feat worthy of record.
Mr. William Spurdle who was recently operated upon by Dr. Maloney and Strapp for strangulated Inguinal Hernia, is now able to be about again. It is more that probable that Dr. Mahoney will permanently settle in practice here.
The S.S. Progress arrived from Bell Island via Carbonear at 1.30 p.m. today, and after about an hour’s delay, left again for the Island with a large number of passengers, mostly workmen to work in the mines there. Mrs. John Hogan and her grand daughter Mona Hogan, also went by her.
Mr. H.F. Hue, Manager of the Wool Factory at Brigus, was in town today and returned home by this evening’s train. Mr. William Madigan who was on a business tour of Trinity Bay, returned this afternoon. Mr. Patrick Neil an employee of the Reid-Nfld Co. at St. John’s, and Mr. William Martin for Sydney, went out by train this evening.
The trim little schooner Mystic Tie, 63 tons, owned by Captain Maurie Flemming of this town, has been recently set in order for the prosecution of the fishery at Labrador this summer. The hull of the schooner has been painted black with a white streak, relieving the sameness of the same color. As she sits upon the water, the neat painting and trimming recently acquired, show to full advantage her beautiful lines, and the spectator is attracted by the vessel’s admirable appearance. Mr. Flemming purchased the schooner last fall and takes a special pride in having her well kept. She was built at La Have and has been engaged in the bank fishery from St. Pierre. About the first week in June, Captain Flemming will leave in his schooner for Cooper’s Island, near Snug Hr., Labrador, where he extensively prosecutes the fishery, operating two rooms. For the past 12 years the Flemming family have carried on the fishery at Cooper’s Island, apparently with great success. Everybody will be pleased to know next fall, that the present year has not been an exception to the rule of good fortune attending Mr. Flemming’s enterprise. All must wish him every success. CORRESPONDENT. Hr. Grace, May 21st, 1907."
| May 23, 1907 || NAUTICAL || "S.S. Annapolis leaves Halifax today for St. John’s.
Schooner Lena, Keating, sailed for Port au Port last evening.
Schooner Annie C. Hall, Elliott, sailed for Change Islands, yesterday afternoon.
Schooner Delta, Barnes, arrived from Harbor Grace, last evening and anchored in the stream.
S.S. Newfoundland berthed at A.J. Harvey’s yesterday, to make ready for her Labrador trip.
S.S. Rosalind does not leave New York until tomorrow; she has been delayed owing to the strike. She comes direct.
Schooner Maggie Stone, E. Stone, arrived yesterday evening, from Smith’s Sound, T.B. She anchored in the stream.
Barque Charlotte Young, Halfyard, commenced loading fish at Bowring’s Southside premises yesterday; she sails at the end of the month.
Schooner H.F. Wilson, Dawe, sailed yesterday for Happy Adventure, Bonavista Bay, with a general cargo for Mr. Thomas Turner.
Norwegian Barque Western Monarch, sailed for Lewisporte at 4 p.m. yesterday, a wire having been received that the Coast was clear. Pilot Green went with her."
| May 23, 1907 || ALONG THE LINE || "The outgoing train last night had as passengers; Rev. J Badcock, J. Baker, Mrs. Cameron, W. Miller, J. Thompson and about 20 others.
The shore train arrived at 10.45 last night bringing Capt. T. Bonia, and wife, C.A. Jerrett, W. Walsh, R. Howlett and about 15 others."
| May 23, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "Lockyer’s schooner Olivetta, is still hove down at Baine Johnson’s, undergoing repairs.
The charge against Noftal, arrested for the larceny of lead, could not proved yesterday morning, and the case was dismissed.
The traps at Indian Arm and Plate Cove, B.B., are securing two to three qtls fish daily. There is also a good sign at King’s Cove.
Michael Leame of Reid’s , left by the Portia, and will work his mineral property during the summer.
There is a good sign of fish around Renews, the past few days, many being taken on jiggers. None of the fishermen have their traps out yet.
The schooner Mab, owned and commanded by James Brown, Salvage, has been rebuilt during the winter, and is now in A 1 condition again.
The case of the Municipal Council against Sam Hing, a Chinaman, for throwing nuisance on the street, came before the Magistrate this morning.
The schooner Bertha May, Captain Edward Murphy, has been fitted out for the Labrador fishery. She sails today for Carbonear, to take freighters down.
Benjamin McLEOD, a native of Newfoundland, died at Halifax, on the 15th, at the age of 23. The remains were interred at Mount Olivet cemetery, last Friday.
Thomas Dennehy, of Little Bay, who has been in the city purchasing goods, left for home by this evening express. He has recently purchased James Loader’s property, and will extend his business. Mr. Loader intends going out West.
James Foley, of Point Mall, P.B. was before Magistrate Avery, on Tuesday, and fined $50 for selling liquor at Red Island, last November. Several other cases come before the Magistrate in a day or two.
Mr. Abraham Turner and his son Thomas, of Happy Adventure B.B., are at present in town. Mr. Turner Sr., will fit out the schooners Mary and Bessie Ellott, Fanny S. Orne, Maggie G. F., Gertie, and I’m G. 2, for the Labrador, this summer.
Mrs. W. Wilson, of Gower St. who kept a first class Grocery Store, retired from the business which was taken over by a Water St. Merchant. Her son leaves by the express this afternoon for New York, and will be followed by his mother within a short time.
Job’s sealing steamer Diana is now being made ready for the Straits fishery, and sails early next week.She will call at several ports on the way, for men. Owing to the illness of Captain Joe Blandford, Captain Fred Newberry, who last year commanded the Nimrod, will have charge. The Nimrod will not got go to the Straits, this year.
W. Evans jigged about 30 cod in Blackhead Bay yesterday forenoon. He sold them in the city at fairly good price.
Owing to the unfavorable weather yesterday morning, the fishing boats were unable to get on the grounds. Several of them were outside this afternoon.
There was an error in the Norwegian catch, as reported in yesterday’s paper. This year’s total is 800,000 greater than that of 1906, and not eight million.
The West End Park is now in excellent condition, the seats having been painted and the grounds beautified. The work was done by Caretaker Ryan and his assistant.
Under the able and efficient management of Mr. Marshall, the McKay Mine, at Sydney Mines, is now in good condition for producing coal. With a few more surface improvements a good out put may be secured.
W. Fitzgerald secured a fine salmon in his trap at Blackhead on Tuesday night. He sold it in town, yesterday, for 30 cents a pound .
If the Authorities do not look to Mrs. Ruff, who is now wandering the streets, something serious will likely happen to her. The woman is evidently demented.
There is good sign of fish along the Southern Shore, but the weather has been too backward to permit the fishermen prosecuting the voyage successfully.
Nurse Simms and her mother, leave for England by the Annapolis. Mrs. Simms will visit her sister, Mrs. (Rev) Payne, who has been residing in the Old Country for quarter of a century.
Ryan’s Brigt, Virginian, Capt. George Jackman, reached Trinity Tuesday night, after a long passage. She experienced stormy weather, but sustained no damage. Friends of those on board were getting anxious over her non-arrival, and feared that mishap had befallen her.
Mr. G.A. Hutchins, of Job’s, is at present confined to his home through illness
Architect Butler, who was visiting American and Canadian cities, returned by the express yesterday morning.
The whaler Snowdrop is taking supplies at Bowring Bros. and sails for Hudson Bay within a few days.
Capt. J.C. Ford, of Port au Port, has purchased the Digby schooner J.Q. Garland, and will engage her at the fishery.
Mr. Marle lectures on “Chemistry of Daily Life” at the Methodist College, this evening at 9.15. It will be the last of the series.
The three Sailors who were adrift from H.M.S Brilliant, were captured yesterday by Constables Walters and O’Neill, and taken on board.
The Carthaginian brought 500 brls. and 500 half brls. for Messrs, Flett, and they will be shipped to Twillingate, where they will be used for packing herring in.
It is extremely difficult to secure the service of fishermen for the Labrador, about Conception Bay. Big inducements are being held out, but the response is about nil.
At 6 o’clock last evening, four men were seen fighting in the West End part. Consts Morrissey and Hann were summoned and escorted one named Noseworthy, to the Police Station.
The schooner John Prince, owned by Kennedy and St. John, of Conception Harbor, arrived yesterday for supplies. She will prosecute the Labrador fishery this season, and will be commanded by Capt. O’Driscoll.
The railing just inside Rennie’s Mill has fallen down, and the place is now in a dangerous condition. The road extends almost to the precipice, and a mis-step in the dark is almost certain to mean sudden death. It should be repaired without delay.
The Brigades are now practicing for the Earl Grey trophy competition, which takes place on St. George’s field, June 26th. The contest includes marching, bayonet, and manual exercises, football and shooting, the marks for the latter being awarded by the results of the League matches and the Commodore’s Cup.
Yesterday, Sir E.P. Morris wrote the Shipwrights’ Association that Mr. Job, on behalf of the Merchants of St. John’s, conveyed the pleasing intelligence to him, that the Merchants have agreed to increase the pay of the Shipwrights to $2.25 per day. Those interested are delighted that their request has been granted.
Yesterday morning, J. Woods, who was alleged to have deserted the service of Mr. Brien, Burin, was arraigned before Judge Corroy. Mr. Gibbs appeared for Woods and stated that his client has been signed clear, his Master consenting. Several telegrams, received from Burin, were produced in Court by Mr. Gibbs, and considering their importance, the case was postponed for a week.
The schooner Maggie Stone left Trinity at 10 a.m. Tuesday, and arrived here at noon yesterday. She is now in the stream. This ship, which is owned by Mr. Emanuel Stone, of Rocky Brook, Smith’s Sound, was built at Lunenburg during the past winter, and a few weeks ago was brought down by Mr. Stone, who with his son, went for her. She is of 60 tons burden, end will be used in the Labrador business this year. She is here for Mr. Stone’s spring supplies.
The defense in the case of Kawaja vs. Morres, in connection with the Goose Bay Copper property, was filed yesterday. Mr. D. Morison, K.C. acts for defendant.
Bailiff Kelly visited a Duckworth St. residence yesterday afternoon, and seized $23 worth of furniture for an East End Grocer who has judgment awarded him for that amount by the Magistrate.
Capt. Jos. Elliott, of Change Islands, N.D.B. was taken dangerously ill a few days ago on board the schooner Annie C. Hall, and Dr. Leslie was called and treated him. Yesterday he was so far recovered as to be able to proceed home by schooner.
The city Coopers are fairly busy at present, making packages for shipping fish, seal oil, etc.
Messrs McCarthy Marshall and Brien, who were fishing at Maher’s Station, returned to town last night with good catches.
Jessie Bonstelle closed an engagement at New York, on the 4th, and is now playing with a stock company in Buffalo.
William Ennis, of Blackhead, jigged 20 fine fish at Blubber Cove yesterday. There is a good sign on that grounds.
By the return of the Virginia Lake it is expected that a number of Newfoundlanders will return to prosecute the fishery.
Mr. William King, of the Southside, took about 12 dozen fine herring in his net yesterday. He sold them readily in the market at 25 cents a dozen.
A Miss Lester arrived from England by the S.S. Carthaginian for the F.B. Wood Company. She has taken up duties at the West End Restaurant as Cook.
Since the beginning of the year, about 60 schooners have been registered in Newfoundland. Several of them were made in Nova Scotia, Gloucester and Boston.
The funeral of the late Mrs. H.H. SMITH, formerly Miss Lynch of this city, took place at Halifax on Wednesday last. Mrs. Smith’s death was due to an injury received last month by a lamp upsetting and igniting her clothing. She left four children, the eldest being 14."
| May 23, 1907 || DEATH || SULLIVAN — Died on Wednesday morning, after a lingering illness, Ellen Power, widow of the late James Sullivan, (Cooper). Funeral tomorrow, Friday, at 2.30 p.m. from her late residence 11 Allan’s Square. Friends will please accept this, the only intimation, R.I.P. |
| May 24, 1907 || DEATH OF MRS. HEALY || There passed away at Fox Harbor, P.B., on the 16th 1907, Johanna Wiffen, wife of Richard K. Healy, Esq. The deceased suffered much from rheumatism for some years, but bore her suffering with exemplary patience, and being of a sunny temperament, always had a pleasant smile for those with who she came in contact. To her sorrowing husband, three sons – Capt. James, Michael, and Henry, — and two daughters — Mrs. James Davis and Miss Annie, the News tenders sincere condolence. |
| May 24, 1907 || FERRYLAND || "Mr. Ellis has been here during last week. He inspected the tower of the R.C. Church and says that it is in bad condition and wants repairs. The zealous Pastor is seeing after it immediately.
The dredge-boat is working slowly at the Pool and has to have the place ready in two day’s time. It will then be about half finished. The expense is too great on the Government.
The good Sisters of the Convent are getting up a concert in aid of the Church. It will take place on the 29th, June, and will help pay the expenses. Sister Margaret Mary’s friends will be pleased to know that she is recovering from her recent illness, thanks to Dr. Freebarin’s good Medical treatment. She has been so ill the past two months that great doubts were felt as to her recovery.
It is said here that a Teacher and a young lady from the city will soon be untied in the bonds of matrimony.
The roads through the district of Ferryland are in a bad condition, and it is high time the members paid some attention to them. Ferryland, May 20th, 1907."
| May 24, 1907 || MOBILE AND VICINITY || "Editor Daily News: Dear Sir, — It may interest some people to learn that we had a visit on Friday last from the Hon. Eli Dawe, Minister of Marine and Fisheries, and Mr. William Ellis, (member for the District). It is not often we are so honored, and no doubt this visit, in view of the needs of this portion of the District, has some practical importance.
Last year the people sent a petition to the Government in connection with a Breakwater here. In pressing its importance, they were lead to believe that something would be done. Seeing that the matter had been put aside, they sent a reminder to the Government, offering to help out the matter by suggesting that the interest be stopped from the local grants. It looks as if something is going to be done. The Minister of Marine and Mr. Ellis, visited the site of the proposed breakwater, and made enquiries on the situation from some, whose experience and judgment maybe relied on, and for the Commissioners — men no doubt qualified to handle such an undertaking. It will be interesting to watch the progress of this matter for the next few months.
The visitors then proceeded to Mobile and called on Robert Davis, a celebrity of that place, with whom they examined the Gut and the Breakwater. The work there was engineered by Father O’Brien, and all who knew the difficulties for fishermen landing there, must admit that the breakwater accomplished all that could be expected. While the gut has been kept open at all tides for traffic, the inner part of the structure remains unfinished, though I think the Government have allowed a sum necessary to finish it. As it would be in the interest of all concerned to complete this work, the proper authorities will see to it.
We expect a pretty busy summer here. Father O’Brien has started to build a Parochial residence, and the foundation is already laid. The site selected was a hard looking proportion, but he started in with about 100 men the first day, and the whole situation was in order before night. The people appreciate the compliment paid them, and are with their Pastor to a man. There will be no idle time here till this residence is fit to live in.
I will drop you a line occasionally as events crop up. Yours truly, THUNDARCAP, Ferryland District, Mmay 22nd, 1907."
| May 24, 1907 || NAUTICAL || "Barque Lavenia is loading fish at Baine Johnson’s for Europe.
Whaler Bacalieu cleared yesterday for Kobe, Japan, and will sail shortly.
S.S. Adventure leaves Philadelphia this morning for St. John’s, with hard coal.
S.S. Newfoundland sails for Bay Roberts and Labrador on Monday.
Ketch Progress, Noel, 42 days from Cadiz, arrived last evening with salt to A.S. Rendell & Co. She experienced head winds and stormy weather.
S.S. Nimrod is now loading seal oil at Job’s and sails on Tuesday next for Great Britain; she will probably go to London, and it is likely, undergo renovation there.
S.S. Regulus left Sydney at noon Wednesday for Harbor Grace. A message to A. Harvey & Co., says there is very much ice on that Coast, but it is thought she got clear.
Barqt. Minnie, Jackman, arrived from Belleoram yesterday afternoon. She proceeded there from Barbados and landed part of her cargo of molasses; she is discharging the balance at Harvey’s."
| May 24, 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || "Bowrings: Portia left Wesleyville at 11.10 a.m. yesterday, going North. Prospero left Burgeo at 7.25 a.m. yesterday, coming East.
Reids: Argyle is due in Placentia from Western ports, tomorrow. Glencoe left Port aux Basques yesterday a.m. for Placentia. Virginia Lake left Port aux Basques at 6.45 p.m. yesterday, with 70 passengers.Home left Bay of Islands at 2 a.m. yesterday, going North. Ethie leaves Clarenville this morning. Dundee leaves Port Blandford this morning."
| May 24, 1907 || ALONG THE LINE || The express, last evening took out a large number of passengers including; P. Duff, H. Fraser, C. Henderson, W.P. Allison, J. Angel, Miss Templeton, Lieut. Pardy, S.A., H. Brown, W.W. Bartlett and family, Capt. W. Bartlett, K. Mitchell. The shore train arrived at 9.55 bringing only a few passengers, including; W. Dawe, Miss Penney, H. Baird, H. Aylward. |
| May 24, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "Mr. H. Baird, who was at Brigus on business, came to town last night.
Another batch of Northern schooners sailed for home yesterday, with summer supplies.
The Municipal Council held its regular weekly meeting last night, owing to this being Empire Day.
The Gloucester banker Admiral Dewey, put into Bay Bulls on Wednesday, for a supply of water.
Several trouters came in last night from Seal Cove with good catches. The water is lower in the rivers than was expected.
The funeral of the late Mrs. James Sullivan takes place this afternoon at 2,30 from her late residence 11 Allan’s Squire.
Miss May Buckley, daughter of Mr. C.P. Buckley, leaves for Boston by the next Rosalind, where she has secured a lucrative position.
Most of the city schools will observe Empire Day with a holiday. The youngsters say they would like to see it come around every week.
The schooner Little Mystery, Capt. Greet, is now on the way to Herring Neck from Cadiz, with salt. She will take back a cargo of fish.
Mr. Eriks, an American tourist, arrived at Port aux Basques by the Virginia Lake yesterday. He proceeds up to Grand Pond and will spend a few weeks fishing there.
The N.S. Co., at Bell Island have room for about 300 men. Those that have left within the last three weeks are gone to prosecute the fishery. The wages now offered is in advance of last year.
Thomas Fennell, who was to be tried on Saturday for casting away a vessel in 1901, has left the Colony, and is now being looked for by the Authorities. His whereabouts is unknown.
A Hotel Keeper raised a disturbance in her home last night, and for some hours, made matters uncomfortable for those around. It is alleged she attempted suicide, and was found on a ladder at the rear of her house by her husband, in a condition that is not usually applicable to her sex.
The ladies sewing circle of Bell Island, had an entertainment and Bazar there Wednesday and last night, in aid of the C. of E. organ fund. There was a large attendance and the prices obtained for the goods were over expectations. The amount received has not been made known by the ladies, but it is a respectable sum.
The French Admiral ship Kleber, Admiral Thiery, will visit St. John’s for the King’s birthday celebration. She visits Jamestown next week and will then proceed to St. Pierre. The Kleber will remain in these waters throughout the summer.
George Reid, for some years past, Caretaker of the British Hall, leaves by Sunday afternoon’s express for Vancouver, having secured a position at his trade (Cooper) at one of Dr. Rismuller’s Whale Factories. George will take with him the best wishes of a large number of friends.
We regret to learn that Mr. Walter S. March, Travelling Passenger Agent of the Reid-Newfoundland Company, is still seriously ill. Yesterday, an operation was performed, which it is hoped may relieve him from the excruciating nervous pain from which he has been suffering during the past several weeks. His father Levi March, Esq., J.P. is expected to arrive from the Bay of Islands by the express, and it is not improbable that when sufficiently recovered, Mr. March will leave for the United States to undergo surgical treatment from nerve specialists
Mr. R. Froud, of Dicks & Co., leaves for New York shortly, to enter a lucrative position.
The schooner Annie M Sproul, sails today for Flower’s Cove with a full cargo of fishery outfit, for Flower’s Cove.
Traps at Grates Cove are securing from 2 to 3 qtls. of fish daily. All are not yet out, but will be in a day or two.
Messrs S & D. Noel, Harbor Grace, recently purchased the schooner Pointer, and will fit her out for the Labrador.
There was a good sign of fish on the North Shore of Conception Bay yesterday, when the schooner Gertie left Burnt Point.
The schooner River Queen, moored in the stream all the winter, hauled into Bishop & Monroe’s yesterday to fit out for the fishery. Capt. W. Winsor is the owner, and she will take home a load of supplies.
Wednesday morning, two schooners were near the rocks on the back of Bay de Verde, and had a narrow escape from going ashore. It was calm and foggy at the time, but fortunately the tide took them clear of the land.
The schooner Ocean Bride, Joseph Crocker, Master, of Greens Harbor, T.B., is now discharging 120,000 shingles at the Horwood Lumber Co.’s West End wharf; she landed 80,000 at W & G. Rendells.
Mr. Mark Wells of Trinity, has purchased the schooner Raymond, from Job Bros. & Co., and will fit her out for the Labrador fishery. She was hove down last evening, at the head of Baine Johnson’s Western wharf, where necessary repairs will be effected.
A city cod trap owner visited the Police Station yesterday, to acquaint Guard Carew that some oars and been stolen from his boat at the King’s wharf. While there, he became insensible, having taken to much liquor, and Sergt. Noseworthy placed him in a cell. Soon after, he became obstreperous and broke up the wooden cot. He remained at the Station all night and this morning, will go before the Magistrate.
Mrs. Wilson, Gower Street, wishes to state that she is not going out of business.
Job’s traps are now being made ready and will be set in a few days.
A number of the Government Office Clerks left last night for the Petty Harbor Ponds, to spend Empire Day “hooking trout out of the wet.”
There was a scarcity of fish on the local grounds yesterday, some of the fortunate ones secured a few which sold in the coves at good prices.
Mr. A.W Martin, of the G.P.O., who has been ill for the last three weeks, is now able to be out.
By yesterday’s express, Messrs Fraser, Duff and Henderson left for Brigus Junction to spend a few days fishing.
A young man named Mitcham, of Notre Dame St., who was insane for some time, was taken to the Asylum yesterday.
In connection with the granting of the demands of the Shipwrights, Mr. Job informed the News yesterday, that he did not intimate to Sir E.P. Morris that the wages would be $2.25 per day, but that the Merchants would pay 22 ½ cents per hour.
A Laborer of Murphy’s Square was placed on the cold water list yesterday.
The little schooner Mary E., Capt. Bryant, is discharging lumber at Bowring’s wharf. The board which is of a superior quality, was sawn at Bryant’s, Blunden’s, and other mills in Trinity Bay.
At 10 yesterday morning, the Firemen were called to Bowring’s Southside premises, a tar pot between Mr. Kennedy’s dwelling and the store having ignited. Several employees extinguished it by throwing on earth. For a while it looked serious, and had there been a slight wind the damage would have been extensive."
| May 25, 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || "Diamond Jubilee Lodge, S.O.E. will attend the anniversary service this year in the Methodist Church here on Sunday next at 11 a.m.
Rev. J.J. Nowlan, of Northern Bay, arrived in town on Wednesday and Rev. John Lynch, P.P. Fortune Harbor, came on a visit to his mother, whose serious illness brought him here.
The gardens and fields about Riverhead are now looking well. Everybody is busy with tilling the ground and planting crops and the appearance of the agricultural surroundings of the place is quite attractive.
It is stated that Dr. Chamberlain, who is at present employed on Harmsworth’s Estate in this country, will shortly transfer his service to this town and establish himself in practice here, either in partnership with another Doctor or on his own account.
An investigation into a matter of alleged cruelty by a man of Bryant’s Cove to his sister, who is dependent upon him, was held by Judge Seymour at the Court House on Wednesday. As a result of this enquiry, the Judge will arrange for the removal of the woman from her brother’s keeping, until such time as a permanent disposal of the matter can be finalized.
It is said children have been picking Dandelion on the grounds of the Hospital, which has last been occupied by small-pox patients. The Health Officer will take steps to stop this practice being continued, and if persons will persist in taking Dandelion from the place, they will be brought before the Magistrate and punished, as the Board of Health considers the practice as a possible means of inducing infection.
A man from Carbonear, while conveying home a load of coal from this town in his cart on Tuesday, met with a serious accident. The story as reported here, is that meeting another cart on the Carbonear road, the man afterward injured, stepped aside, and falling to the ground, the wheels of the coal laden cart passed over his abdomen. So badly injured was the man that his condition is said to be dangerous, and Dr. Wm. Allan of this town was in attendance.
Dr. Ames is removing his belongings from Harbor Grace today, and having them conveyed to Broad Cove North Shore, where he intends to settle for a time.
The schooner Gallant Nelson, owned by Mr. Theophilus Hart of Lady Cove, T.B., arrived this morning with a load of lumber and Cooper’s material to Messrs Thomas Ross and W.A. Munn.
A number of citizens on Wednesday, went to the ponds in the vicinity of Piddle’s, in search of speckled beauties, but the results of the day’s fishing was disappointing, as success did not reward the toil of pleasure. The low temperature of the air and water is said to have been the cause of the insufficient sport.
Mr. Arthur Tapp, Blacksmith, this week while putting a square upon an anchor, 1,000 lbs in weight, during the working of the heat upon the anvil, grew faint and was removed from the Forge. He soon recovered and was able to resume work. Mr. Tapp is now taking down the house on Water Street, recently purchased from Mrs. Benjamin Parsons. He will build a new house on the site of the old one, during the summer.
Mrs. Patrick Lahey, who was absent from her home three months on a visit to her son at Sydney, returned here by Tuesday night’s express. While at Sydney, Mrs, Lahey saw her daughter Annie, who came from Boston to meet her mother. Mrs. Lahey’s son Ronald, left this week for Sydney to take up work.
Rt. Rev. Monsignor Walsh, returned to Brigus by last evening’s train.
Mr. Edgar Davis, son of Mr, Nathaniel Davis, who has been transferred from the Bank of Nova Scotia here, to the Bank in North Sydney, and Mr. John Baxter of the Reid Nfld. Co., Freight Department at St. John’s, went out by train this evening.
On Monday night, a man named HOUSE, Master of the schooner returning to Catalina with a load of lumber from one of the Northern mills, suddenly dropped dead from heart failure, while at the wheel as the vessel was entering the harbor at Catalina. The deceased leaves a wife and four children to mourn their great loss. His widow was formerly the wife of a man who was drowned on the Banks some years ago.
The writer saw today, at the clothing establishment of Messrs J & W Madigan, a piece of tweed manufactured at the wool factory, managed by Mr. H.E. Hue, Clarke’s Beach. The texture of the fabric appears to be that of a first class piece of goods, while the pattern of the cloth is of excellent design and finish, and all who viewed the goods pronounced it to be equal to the best Canadian tweed. The manufacture of these goods is under superintendence of Mr. Makinson. CORRESPONDENT. Harbor Grace, May 23rd, 1907."
| May 25, 1907 || THE WEST COAST || "(From the Star)
The schooner Pansy, recently purchased from Mr. T. Kennedy by Capt. F. Jeffers, sailed for Carbonear Monday.
The gasoline launch used by Rev. Hy Petley, in St. Mary’s Mission, was newly fitted up this spring, and placed in commission last week.
The whaling steamer Port Saunders left here for Hawk’s Bay, from which place she will prosecute the whale fishery again this year.
There is a large accumulation of freight for the Northward in Bay of Islands, and for several trips of the Home, that steamer will be well filled when leaving this port.
The R.C. Co.’s pier at Riverhead, was considerably damaged by the upheaval of ice, the past winter. It was repaired this week, and is now in fit condition to pass traffic over.
Three residents of Riverhead were before the Court Friday, charged with having cut timber on land owned by Mr. A. Joseph. Owing to lack of evidence the case was dismissed.
The four old son of Mr. M. Ballam narrowly escaped death last Tuesday evening as a result of a horse kicking him, and inflicting an ugly cut on the forehead. Dr. Fisher had to stitch the wound and the little fellow is doing well."
| May 25, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "The S.S. Walrus left Carbonear Thursday night for Battle Harbor.
Alex Knight, of the A.A. Tel. Co., has resigned to accept a position with Dicks & Co.
Capt. McKinnon and crew of the wrecked S.S. Morena, will likely leave for England by the S.S. Annapolis.
The schooner Maggie Sullivan, recently purchased by J.W. Hodge, of Fogo, is now laden with supplies for that port, and sails today.
There was a fair sign of fish at Broad Cove yesterday. Some good catches of herring were also taken, which sold in town for 80 cents a dozen.
Bishop & Monroe’s schooner, Empire, has been chartered to load fish at Harbor Breton for Europe. She sails for the former place with supplies in a day or two.
Mr. G. Bulley will play in the half-back division with the B.I.S. football team this season, and will be a valuable addition to the club’s defense.
The Sons of England dinner at Wood’s Restaurant last night, was largely attended and thoroughly enjoyed. Patriotic speeches and songs were the order of the evening.
The schooner Springbird, Capt. Thomas Parsons, arrived yesterday morning from Bay Bulls Arm; T.B. with Coopers supplies from Mr. Reid’s mill. She is lying at Duder’s wharf.
The Glencoe brought the following passengers to Placentia: Lieut. Col Rees, S.A., Capt. Sexton, G. Bradley, H. Gabriel, Mrs. Pike, Mrs. Lake, Miss Marshall. They arrived in the city last night.
During last evening, five arrests were made by the Police, one of the number being a “jack tar”. A fisherman, who leaves town today, was liberated at 10.30 and was assisted home by his wife and little daughter.
Capt. Newell, of Indian Arm, who recently purchased the schooner Loyalty, reported to the Police that a $12 caplin seine had been stolen from the vessel, and found that it had been removed by the firm which sold the schooner, as it was not included in the sale.
The children of the S.A. school headed by their fife and drum band, paraded through town yesterday in honor of Empire Day. They were later photographed by Mr. James Vey.
During the week, coal was again scarce at Harbor Grace, but the Regulus, due there this morning, will relieve the market. Yesterday, arrangements were made for Munn’s steamer Louise, to bunker at Bell Island, before proceeding to the Labrador.
The S.S. Ranger will likely be chartered by Revillon Bros. to take stores to their Stations at Hudson’s Bay. She will not leave until August.
The Dominion Company, Bell Island, has about 700 men now employed. There is room for 500 more but they are not forthcoming.
Mr. Blackmore, of the Calypso, who recently joined the St. John’s Rifle Club, made an excellent score in yesterday’s shooting, leading with 95. That is one of the best scores for some time so early in the season, and Mr. Blackmore is worthy of congratulations.
They are intensely up-to-date in the Postal Department. Yesterday, a typewritten notice conveyed the intelligence that no Bruce express need be expected until this (Saturday) morning. The express arrived at 7.30 o’clock last night. Must the blame be placed on Empire Day celebrations?.
The steamer Bernicia finished unloading her cargo of salt last evening, she had 5,430 tons and discharged at the rate of 400 tons daily. She then sailed for Bridgewater, N.S, to load lumber for Buenos Ayres. She calls at Louisburg, on the way up, for bunker coal.
Master Nelson Duley, son of T.J. Duley Esq., goes as passenger with Capt. Wilson in the Livinia, on the round trip to Oporto.
The Virginia Lake is not as badly damaged as supposed, but will have to dock before taking up the Labrador Service.
The S.S. Home left Bonne bay Thursday, and nothing has been heard from her since."
| May 27, 1907 || ENGINEER RYAN’S NARROW ESCAPE || Saturday afternoon, Engineer Ryan, of the city Council, came near meeting an unexpected death. He was examining the top of the Reid Co.’s watering car, near Bishop & Monroe’s, when his hands came in contact with a live wire and a severe shock of electricity passed through his body. He fortunately had the presence of mind to drop the wire but not before both hands were burned. Mr. Ryan had a narrow escape and is thankful today that he is still in the flesh. |
| May 27, 1907 || MR. COLLINS NO WORSE || Saturday, Mr. W.J. Lewis, Carpenter, received a cable from his brother-in-law D. Rodge, that Richard Collins was dying. A reply was sent asking for particulars, and yesterday afternoon Mr. Rodge wired that the patient was no worse. Mr. Collins is well known in St. John’s, having left here last year for the States in company with Mr. Lewis, who received the cable of his illness. It is hoped that he will pull through and that the next cable news will be more hopeful. |
| May 27, 1907 || SALMON SCARCE || Saturday afternoon, G. Cook, W. Fitzgerald, and J Cook, of Blackhead, secured seven salmon in their nets, which they brought to town and disposed of for 30 cents a pound, which was later retailed for 40 cents a pound. Salmon are scarcer this season than for many years, the alleged cause according to fishermen, being the prevalence of Eastern winds. This date last year the fish could be purchased for 15 cents a pound. |
| May 27, 1907 || VIRGINIA BACK || The S.S. Virginia Lake, Parsons, arrived at Port aux Basques at 7 p.m. yesterday, with the following passengers; His Lordship Bishop Jones, Dr. Paterson, Dr. Grant, F. Rioux, T. Nelson, E. McCafferty, A. Davis, D. Cosgrove, F. Blunden, W. Rennie, W. Hearld, W. Fallis, C.A. Jones, R. Adrian, W. Smallwood, N. Grey, R. Wyman, R. Griggs, J.T. Darey, Hutton, A. Jackson, Mrs. H.L. Reid, Master A Reid, Mrs. H. Con, Miss N. Blandford, in saloon and 13 second class. The express is due this midnight. |
| May 27, 1907 || LOOKING FOR A DESERTER || The Police are now on the hunt for another deserter, named Carey. He first shipped with Mr. Burke, at the Westward, but when the vessel was ready he could not be found. Later the Police captured him and he was sent to join the schooner. After a few days he left the place on the quite, and going to Petty Harbor, entered the employ of Mr. Howlett. He has now deserted the latter’s service and a warrant has been taken out for his arrest. The Police hope to capture him, and the Magistrate will have to decide weather Carey is Howlett’s or Burke’s servant. Great annoyance and loss has been caused by deserting, this year, and it is difficult to put a stop to the practice. |
| May 27, 1907 || 67 SCHOONERS ICE-BOUND || A passenger from Sydney by Friday night’s express, informs us that when he left to cross the Gulf, sixty-seven schooners were there icebound. A large number are Newfoundland vessels, among them being two Grand Bank and one Bay Roberts schooners, recently purchased in Canada. For the last sixteen days the ice has been most tightly packed on the Coast, and has not only prevented sailing vessels from leaving, but steamers. Many of the schooners are fishermen who are being inconvenienced by their detention. |
| May 27, 1907 || A DESERTER ARRESTED || Saturday, a deserter from the fishery was placed under arrest. He first shipped with a man named Seward, who advanced him some goods on account, and he then signed on with Mr. Howlett, of Petty harbor. A warrant had been issued for his arrest, but the Police could not locate him. Saturday he came to town, and visiting the Police Station, told the guard who he was, and that he wished to pay Seward for the goods received. The officer knew that a warrant had been issued for his arrest, and placed him in a cell. He will go before the Magistrate, this morning. |
| May 27, 1907 || NO ICE IN STRAITS || Mr. E.C. Grant received a message from Blanc Sablon on Saturday, saying that the S.S. Home had arrived at Battle Harbor, and that there was no ice there. Mr. Grant leaves on the Diana for Blanc Sablon, on Wednesday, calling at Spaniard’s Bay, Bay Roberts, Carbonear, Scilly Cove and Trinity, for various crews, en route to his destination. |
| May 27, 1907 || DR. GRENFELL THROWS BOUQUET || London, May 28th. — Dr. Grenfell C.M.G. has been saying some nice things about Newfoundlanders, and endeavoring to impress the English people with their merits. He referred to them as “splendid men and wonderful sailors,” adding that Britain did not treasure them enough. |
| May 27, 1907 || NAUTICAL || "S.S. Cacouna left Glace Bay on Saturday morning and is now due.
S.S. Adventure left Philadelphia at 1 p.m. Friday for this port.
S.S. Rosalind left New York at 6 p.m. Friday coming direct. She is due on Wednesday.
S.S. Huntclift 13 days from Cadiz, arrived yesterday morning with a full cargo of salt to Bowring Bros.
S.S. Pors Jenson, 2 days from Sydney, arrived yesterday morning with coal for Morey & Co.
A barqt. passed Cape Race yesterday inward; she was too far off to distinguish, but is supposed to be the Calidoa from Barbados with molasses.
S.S. Halifax City, arrived from Liverpool at 2.30 p.m. yesterday, after an excellent run of 8 days. She brought 350 tons general cargo but no passengers. She anchored in the stream as the Annapolis is at Pitts’ lower pier. "
| May 27, 1907 || PERSONALS || "Inspector McLaclen left Bay of Islands yesterday.
Dr. Ferguson of Western Bay, arrived Saturday night.
Mr. J.M. Curran of Gambo, arrived in the city last night.
Mr. L Lawlor arrived from Fermeuse by the Prospero yesterday.
Mr. Monrose of Grand Falls, arrived by last evening express.
Mr. James Vigus of Burin, is at present in the city on business .
Mr. A. Bryden, of the Canada Life Insurance Co., left for Fogo last evening.
Mr. C.F. Bishop, of Burin, who was in town for some days on business, left for home Saturday.
Mr. M.T. Flynn, of Mortier Bay, is now in town on business. He is accompanied by Mrs. Flynn.
His Lordship Bishop Jones, who was wintering in Bermuda, will be a passenger by today express.
Mr. Andrew Porter, arrived from Grand Falls last evening and will remain a few days on business.
Mr. F. Rioux, Supt. of the Reid N.F. Co., who has been visiting friends in Canada for the last six weeks, will return by today’s express.
Mrs. James Wentzell of Bonavista, who was in the city for the past week, returned to her home by last evening’s express.
Mr. D.J. Burke, arrived by the Prospero yesterday on business, in connection with the loss of the schooner at Trout River a few weeks ago.
Mr. M.P. Cashin, M.H.A., who was at the scene of the wrecked steamer Morena, which is stranded on the Brandies, returned by the express yesterday.
Mr. M. Gladney who arrived from Halifax last week, in company with the remains of his sister Mrs. C. SAVAGE, left for Halifax by yesterdays express.
Magistrate March of Bay of Islands, who was here visiting his son W.S., who has been ill, left for home by yesterday’s express. We. are glad to say Mr. March jr., is considerably improved."
| May 27, 1907 || PROSPERO BACK || Bowring’s Coastal steamer Prospero, arrived at 9 a.m. yesterday from Western ports. Leaving here on the 15th she experienced fine weather until Port Aux Basques was reached, on Sunday last. She left the latter place at 10 a.m. on the 19th, and when 20 miles from Scaterie encountered a heavy jam of ice and dense fog. She remained there until 4 p.m. the following day. The ice then slackened and by 6 she forced her way in past Scaterie. She left again at 11 a.m., and found a strong E.N.E. wind blowing on the land. Fearing the ship would be carried in on the rocks by the ice, Capt. Fitzgerald decided to return. At daylight Wednesday, she left port once more, and steamed 25 miles South-East of Low Point before cutting cross to Port aux Basques. In Cabot Strait, she passed through the ice for 50 miles, and did not reach Channel until 11 p.m. Since then, the conditions have been favorable. She brought a small freight and the following passengers: Messrs C. Way, R.K. Holden, D.J. Burke, M.T. Flynn, J Vigus, P.J. Power, E. O’Leary, L. Lawlor, Morry, Mesdames M.T. Flynn, Hollett, J. Power, Edstrom, Mises Simms, Hollett, Avery, Murphy and 18 steerage. |
| May 27, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "The new schooner Janie K., P Kean, Master, arrived Saturday, and is now at Knowling’s wharf. She was built during the winter by Thomas Kean, at Burnt Islands, B.B. She has a hard wood bottom and is well found in sails and gear. She is thought to be a good sailor, but on the run South there was not enough wind to test her.
Four schooners arrived, Saturday from Trinity Bay with brick for E.H. &. G. Davey. Ten cargoes more are expected in a few days. The firm is also importing 200,000 to be used in the Hospital extension. Over 400 tons of sand are stored on their premises to be used in making the brick at their plant. For the next few weeks Davey’s wharf will be a busy place.
At the Supreme Court Saturday, Joseph Dwyer was sentenced to 2 years’ imprisonment from Nov. last, for scuttling the schooner Seaflower. The act was committed six years ago, and the reason for it was that the vessel was old and unseaworthy. The Captain, Thomas Fennell, who “skipped” last week, has not yet been located.
The Prospero yesterday, brought Nicholas Grant, a 22 year-old man, of Ship Cove, H.B., for treatment at the Hospital. The young man has lost the use of his legs as the result of a chill. He is a son of Nicholas Grant, formerly of Little Placentia, who was drowned in Hermitage Bay, about 20 years ago.
The schooner Percy Roy, purchased by Capt. Courtenay, is now at Sydney, loaded with cement, waiting for the ice to clear off that Coast. The Percy Roy is 99 tons register, and was owned at Port Medway, being the last of the fishery fleet of that place.There was general regret when her connections with the above port were severed. Some of her crew left last week, giving as their reason that the food was not what it should be."
| May 27, 1907 || DIED FROM EFFECTS OF INJURIES || Eli Francis, of Seal Cove, T.B., who was seriously injured boarding a train at Port Blandford, the 15th May, died at the Hospital, Saturday afternoon. It will be remembered as told in the News at the time, that Francis was a passenger from Port aux Basques, bound to his home, and attempting to board the rear car but one, misjudged the speed, and falling under the car, one of his legs was practically amputated. Dr. Fraser was sent to attend him by special train, and he has been in Hospital under-going treatment since. His remains were sent to his late home by yesterday’s express. |
| May 27, 1907 || ALONG THE LINE || "The Bruce express arrived at 5.45 p.m. yesterday, bringing; M.P. Cashin, Mrs. C. Conway, Steward Crotty, P.A. Brown, and a few others.
The outgoing express arrived at 6 p.m. had among her passengers; His Excellency the Governor and Lady MacGreger, I.C. McCowen, A.D.C., Mr. Flett, Wentzell, Mrs. Oakley, H. Smith, J. Rooney, C.H. Lovejoy, R. Von Stein, James O’Connor, R.W. King, Magistrate Rooney, Inspector McLaclan, M. Gladney, E. Gladney."
| May 27, 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || "Bowrings: Prospero sails west at 10 a.m. Wednesday, going to Bonne Bay this trip. Portia is north of Baie Verte.
Reids: Ethie arrived at Clarenville at 5.30 p.m. yesterday. Dundee arrived at Port Blandford at 2 p.m. yesterday. Clyde left Tilt Cove at 6 p.m. Saturday, inward. Glencoe, left Placentia at 9 p.m. Saturday, with the following passengers: C.F. Bishop, W.B. Barrett, Mrs. Pretty, Miss Hann, in salon and 5 in steerage. Argyle leaves Placentia, this p.m. on the Merasheen route. Home is still north of Bonne Bay; but is expected to have reached Battle Harbor."
| May 27, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "The schooner Maggie Sullivan sailed at 5 p.m. yesterday.
The two Scotch fisher girls, who lost their passages Thursday, left for Twillingate by yesterday’s express.
Munn & Co. steamer, Louise, left Harbor Grace Saturday forenoon, with crews for Sandy Islands, Labrador.
The Virginia Lake on her last trip to Port aux Basques, passed through 28 miles of ice near which was packed tight on Low Point. After getting clear, a heavy N.E. wind was experienced with heavy weather.
The weather was unfavorable along the line yesterday. At the Quarry it snowed in the afternoon with the temperature below freezing; it rained at Bishop’s Falls with the mercury 5 above freezing.
Yesterday afternoon there were several snow showers between Donovan’s and Kelligrews, and the atmosphere was intensely cold. The excursionists that went out at 2.30 p.m. were forced to stay indoors during the afternoon.
The schooner Emma W. Brown, Capt. Nickerson, 7 days from Boston, in ballast, arrived Saturday and is at Baird Gordon’s premises. The Emma is Capt. Hann’s new vessel and will prosecute the Labrador fishery during the summer.
Four arrests were made on Saturday, but two were liberated yesterday morning. One of those retained had been summoned to appear in Court this morning, for fighting on the street last week; the other is a fishery deserter.
The Whaling Station at Dublin Cove has secured 10 fish to date, and the Manager, Mr. W. Sinnott, has been up to his eyes in work since the beginning of the season. Thursday night, the Cabot of Belana, reached Harbor Breton with a fish, making the fifth for the season.
Capt. Larder, who purchased the wrecked steamer Beatrice for $320, promises to make a good thing out of the transaction. He first took out a large portion of her coal cargo and succeeded in raising the steamer and towing her to Sydney. She now lies at the pier there, and is said to be worth $65,000.
The schooners Home, Bear, and Nellie Bell, from Bonavista Bay, arrived Saturday and are unloading shores and other wharf timber at Martin’s. Some of the logs are very large, and it is tedious work landing them. The Dauntless, James Brown, of Fair Islands also arrived Saturday, and is discharging lumber at Martin Bros.
Rev. Fr. O’Flaherty occupied the Pulpit at the R.C. Cathedral last night, and preached an eloquent sermon from the Gospel of the day.
The remains of the late Charles CONWAY, who died in Boston, December last, arrived by yesterday’s express, and was intered at Belvedere.
The first Sunday excursion train for the season went out to a point as far as Kelligrews yesterday. About 150 passengers availed of the opportunity.
There was a lot of Lobster in the market on Saturday, being caught at Torbay, Portugal Cove, and vicinity. Good prices were realized.
Scarlet Fever developed in a house on Gower St. on Saturday, and it is now placarded.
The Police wish to thank Mrs.(Hon.) E.R. Bowring for papers and periodicals, sent to the Police Station.
When the Prospero was crossing Cabot Strait last Wednesday, two coal steamers, one being a Black Diamond liner, was sighted jammed in the ice.
The Prospero reports a good sign of fish at St. Lawrence, Lamaline, and Fortune Bay harbors, but West of that, none were taken during the last week. Cape St. Mary’s boats secured from 20 to 35 qtls.
His Excellency the Governor and Lady MacGregor, accompanied by L.G. McCowen, A.D.C., left by special car yesterday for Bay of Islands, and will visit several sections of the West Coast before returning.
Yesterday forenoon, one of the street cars killed a large dog opposite Rogerson’s. The animal was of the mongrel class and a nuisance about the street.
No traps have yet been set on the local grounds, but those having them, are making preparations to have them put in the water during the week.
Mr. Benjamin Burland, President of the British American Bank Note Company, died at Los Angeles, on May 22nd. He was the father of Liet. Col Burland, who was in St. John’s in 1897, and a millionaire. His age was 79. A few months ago he married his nurse, aged 35, and to her he has left his estate estimated at $10,000,000. Evidently nursing sometimes pays."
| May 27, 1907 || MARRIAGES || STEWART – BARTLETT. – Married on Wednesday, May 15th, at the residence of the bride’s father, 75 Maple Avenue, Quebec, by the Rev. G.H. Williams, Louise Burchell Bartlett to Andrew Buchannan Stewart, of Glasgow, Scotland. |
| May 27, 1907 || DEATH || LILLY — On the 25th May , after a short illness, Frank Dalrymple Lilly, K.C., youngest son of the late R.R.W. Lilly, Q.C. Funeral on Tuesday at 3 p.m. |
| May 28, 1907 || BRAINS BLOWN OUT BY A POLICEMAN || "Horrible Fate of a Newfoundlander at Pensacola Florida
Mrs. John Hipditch, of 7 Damerill’s Lane, received a letter from her husband a few days ago, telling of a terrible tragedy that occurred at Pensacola, Florida, in which a Newfoundlander lost his life. The letter was written on Tuesday, April 23rd and the sensation took place a few days previous. The following is an extract of the letter relating to the occurrence:
“There was a home boy shot in Pensacola, last week. His name was Patrick Doran, and he belong to Bay Bulls, I think, or somewhere handy to it. A Policeman killed him. He took the Policeman’s club from him and beat him over the head. The Officer then blew his brains out.”
Further, down, the letter states that Doran was a native of Cape Royal, which is probably meant for Cape Broyle. It is gathered from the missive that a street row took-place, and the victim refused arrest, and grabbing the Constable’s baton, the unfortunate made use of it, hoping to effect his escape thereby. The Officer must have been badly beaten, or else mad with frenzy, or he would have never drawn a revolver and shot with such terrible effect.
Last night the News made enquiries, but could not learn of any Dorans living either at Bay Bulls or Cape Broyle [—missing— ] the Southern Shore at all. John Hipditch, the writer of the letter, was a Sailor on the schooner M.J. Taylor, stranded near Florida a fortnight ago. On leaving the vessel he secured employment on a dredge, working in Gulfport harbor, earning $35 a month. As work is now plentiful, he will remain for the present."
| May 28, 1907 || NEW PHARMACY FOR BELL ISLAND || Mr. W.K. Murphy has sold his property at Wabana Mines to DR. Jones, of Avondale, who is erecting an up-to-date Drug Store on it, and is securing a competent Druggist to conduct it. The property is freehold and has already a shop and five tenements on it; all occupied by Miners and their families. As there is no Drug Store on the Island, the establishment of this store will supply a long-felt want. |
| May 28, 1907 || MADE VERY QUICK PASSAGES || Crosbie & Co.’s schooner Dictator, Capt. Moore, reached Oporto yesterday, after a quick run of 13 days. Another of Crosbie’s vessels, the barqt. Ich Dien, Capt. Kennedy, arrived at Pernambuce, yesterday from this port, making the run in 27 days. Both are good passages and the Captains and owners are to be congratulated. |
| May 28, 1907 || S.S. BERNICIA ASHORE || Sydney, May 29th — The steamer Bernicia from St. John’s, bound to Bridgewater, is ashore at Louisburg on a sandy bottom. She will probably be pulled off. (Note date of Report–JB) |
| May 28, 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || "On Friday Empire Day, Shannon Park was opened to the public for the first time this year.
Mr. N. Munn’s schooner Antoinette, Capt. George Webber, left Lisbon today, salt laden for this port.
Mr. Herbert PASHER died tonight at the age of 52 years. He had been unwell for some time,
Mrs. L.T. Chafe, who went to Brigus this week on a visit to friends, returned home by this afternoon’s train.
Mr. Eugene Noel, who was delivering portraits and booking orders in Trinity Bay recently, returned here by Friday night’s train.
Mr. Joseph Hanrahan, of the Bank of Montreal, St. John’s, spent Empire Day with his parents here and returned to the city this morning.
Rev. F. Smart and wife of Island Cove, left by Friday evening’s train for St. John’s en route to England. They will be away three months.
Re. Dr. Whalen, of North River, and J.A. Whiteman, who was at St. John’s on business this week, came in by Friday afternoon’s train. Dr. Whalen went by carriage to Carbonear this afternoon.
Messrs, W.H. Kennedy, from Tilton, Shannahan, for St. John’s, E. Duff and wife, for Rantom, T.B., and Dr. Mahoney, for Brigus, went out by this evening’s train.
Miss Minnie Brown C. of E. Schoolteacher at Bay de Verde who spent a few days with friends here, went to Carbonear by this afternoon’s train to join the S.S. Ethie, for her sphere of work.
Messrs. Munn & Co.’s steamer, Louise, Captain E. Burke, left this forenoon for Sandy Islands, Labrador, taking down Mr. R.S. Munn and his fishing crew. About 90 persons went on her.
Mrs. Adjutant Hiscock, S.A., wife of the Divisional Officer at Dildo, and Lieutenant Stafford, Teacher of the Army Government School there, arrived by train today and will assist at special services to be held in Citadel here on Sunday.
The S.S. Regulus, Captain Wakeham, arrived at 5 this morning with 1,875 tons of coal, to Messrs R. Rutherford & Co. The S.S. Louise took bunker coal from her this evening, and during the day the schooner Morning Star took a load and the Procyon a quantity.
Mr. Edward Quinn, formerly in the employ of Mr. H.C. Watts and latterly in that of Messrs R. Rutherford & Co., has secured a position with Messrs R.D. McRae & Sons, and will go to Grady, Labrador this summer, to supply the place of Mr. Thomas Ford, now Station Agent here, of the Reid Nfld Co.
Messrs Munn & Co.’s schooners Ellen, Ambrose Penny, Master, and Lizzie M., William Day, sailed for Labrador via Green’s Harbor on Thursday. The schooner Pembina, which was thoroughly repaired at Green’s Harbor during the winter, and her appearance as a good looking craft was not decreased, arrived on Friday afternoon, with a quantity of birch billet’s.
Mr. H. Leggo, of Spaniard’s Bay, will deliver a lecture on Rome and Pompeii, in St. Paul’s Hall, on Thursday night. The Reverend lecturer some months ago, discoursed here on Rome, but as other engagements which could not be set aside on the night of the lecture, prevented many from hearing it, a desire has been manifested to have it repeated. Mr. Leggo will now combine the two subjects and illustrate the lecture with lantern views of the points touched upon.
The Quarterly Board of the Methodist Church here, held a meeting on Friday night, and unanimously decided to extend an invitation for Rev. Dr. Cowperthwaite of St. John’s, to accept the Pastorate of the Church for the coming year. The invitation was wired Dr. Cowperthwaite this morning, and in the afternoon a message was received, informing the Board of his acceptance of the call. The Methodist congregation here are to be congratulated upon securing the service of a Clergymen of such high standing.
Mr. Thomas Freeman, this week, with his instrument for measuring distance, went over the course covered by the contestants in the walking match held under the auspices of the “Nelson” Club last summer. The distance walked then, is pronounced by Mr. Freeman to be 8 3/4 miles. The time in which the feat was performed was 1 hour 26 minutes. Another walking match under the patronage of the “Nelson” Club, will take place here towards the end of June next. It is not yet known what the prize to be offered this time will be.
The hearing of the case for breach of the Temperance Act, which was postponed some weeks ago, was resumed on Friday at the Court. The witness summoned by District Inspector Bailey to give evidence, testified that he neither asked for, paid for, nor drank, intoxicating liquor belonging to defendant upon her premises, within a period of nearly 12 months previous to date. The case was therefore dismissed. In the District Court the same day, an uptown Grocer had a man up for the non-payment of a bill. The defendant pleaded the Statutes of Limitation, but as it was shown that an article had been charged on the account within 8 years, the defendant acknowledged the account to be correct. Judgment was given for plaintiff for $11 and costs. Mr. M.O.A. Kennedy for plaintiff.
In the District Court today, the Anglo-Nfld, Fish Transporting Co. sued John Farrell & Sons, of Clarke’s Beach, for the payment of a fishery account. Witnesses who could not give evidence until next fall, not being in court, the further hearing of the case was postponed sine die. Mr. Kennedy, acting for defendant, had previously put in a counter claim to offset what he termed the wrongful action of the plaintiff.
A Landlord had a tenant before His Honor for payment of $11 arrears of rent. The plaintiff claimed the rent of the house to be $2.00 per month as arranged with defendant’s wife, while defendant asserted it to be only $1.00 per month. Additional witness being required, the case was postponed to this day week.
Two men from Spaniard’s Bay, also had a case before the Court. The dispute was about a sail in the ownership of which, three persons had an equal share. The affair was settled by defendant waiving his ownership in the sail. Mr. Kearney pleaded for defendant, and succeeded in inducing the Court to order that each party pay his own costs in the case.
A man claimed damage for alleged loss sustained by him through defendant removing from a boat, an oar claimed to be the property of defendant. The case was dismissed. CORRESPONDENT. Harbor Grace, May 25th, 1907."
| May 28, 1907 || BURGEO || "The reply of Captain Fitzpatrick to the simple statement made in my notes of the 8th May, re S.S. Prospero and schooner Shamrock of Fortune Bay, is flippant and hasty.
In answer to the absolute denial of the truth of statement made, I am obliged to use as my authority, (1) a section of the vessel’s crew, (2) The Village “Blacksmith,” (at whose forge slight repairs were made to vessel’s gear,) (3) that unerring marksman, “Public Opinion.” If a product of the above three factors proves to be a downright lie, then I have erred, and accordingly, am willing to withdraw the statement.
Unintentionally, the remark in reference to the “cutting away of vessels head-gear,” was a little overdrawn, as I have since learnt that only a small fraction of aforesaid “gear” was damaged or “cut away”, but the proceeding remark in which it was especially stated that “little damage was done,” ought to have conveyed the correct information. Again I make bold to state that no casual reader of the aforesaid remarks would infer, that I was throwing any reflection upon Captain Fitzpatrick’s ability to manage his ship by reporting the incident in question. On the contrary, the error (if any) in this case lay in the vessel’s having drifted in the gale of Sunday the 5th., to an embarrassing position, in which she threatened collision with any steamer leaving or approaching the Coastal Wharf.
And now, Mr. Editor and readers, I am at liberty I trust, to make brief reference to the many honors Captain Fitzpatrick has glowingly and unintentionally showered upon me, from his brief note of the 13th May, no reader could pass over the words “Prejudiced,” bigotted”, “unreliable,” without imagining that in many instances I have been guilty of injustice by my references to S.S. Prospero and Commander. That such is not the case can be clearly proven by those, who from time to time have noticed, the impartiality permeating the many praiseworthy references, made in my notes during the past year.
The incident which has for the first time drawn Captain Fitzpatrick into the arena of the press, is the simplest conceivable, as a similar remark would have been made in my notes, had S.S. Glencoe, or any foreign or local vessel collided in the same way. Great respect is due Capt. Fitzpatrick for the anxiety shown in the defense he puts up for his reputation as a skillful Commander, – a reputation which I have no desire to injure, and for which I have esteem, but he must also acknowledge that I am equally anxious to preserve my reputation for TRUTH and FREE unbiased opinion.
Again in referring to the threat with which he confronts me, I would say that I am very little annoyed, as we are both living in a Free Country in which a man is a man, as such is met and saluted. If then I am to be convicted of an offence so slight and unintentional, I should come definetly to the conclusion that we have shifted into a clime where Truth is dead.
In closing this rather tiresome harangue, Mr. Editor and readers, bear with me while I say that so far, I have spared neither pains nor labor to make my reports as correct and as impartial as possible; and that if I have offended by those reports (as unfortunately I have) the only charge that can be laid against me, and to which I plead guilty, is that I have too often spoken the TRUTH. TOWN PUMP. May 20th, 1907."
| May 28, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "A wire from Inspector O’Rielly yesterday, stated that John Joseph Cheeseman was fined $200; Peter Roland, $50; John Picott, $25, by Magistrate Avery, for breaches of the Customs Act. All are residents of Placentia Bay. Albert Murphy, of St. Joseph’s was fined $50 for selling liquor. Other cases of a similar nature are pending
The Virginia Lake will make one more trip to Port aux Basques, on the Bruce route from Sydney to that point, bringing over freight that was accumulated at the former port during the time Cabot Strait was packed with ice.
The barqt, Maggie Parsons, has reached Pernambuco after a passage of 34 days.
The S.S. Newfoundland sailed for Bay Roberts yesterday morning to take C & A Dawe’s crews to the Labrador.
The schooner Brisk, Oldford, is at Tessier’s wharf, with a full cargo of Cooper’s lumber and scantling from Musgrave Town, Bonavista Bay.
The S.S. Bernicia, reported ashore in a NEWS despatch this morning, left here Friday evening last. She was here with salt to Job’s from Cadiz.
Two arrests were made by the Policemen last night. One a foreign sailor, created a disturbance in his cell, and wanted to try conclusions with Guard Carew.
There was a very low tide in the harbor last night, and the schooners anchored in the coves were sunk in the mud, showing the necessity for the purpose of dredging.
The “Alice C.” owned by J Woodman, of New Harbor, T.B. was surveyed yesterday, and will register about 40 tons. She will be used in the Grand Bank fishery.
The express arrived at 2.30 this morning bringing; His Lordship Bishop Jones, Mrs. H.D. Reid, Master Angus Reid, Dr. Paterson, F. Rioux, Mrs Kelley and a few other passengers.
There has been no word received by the St. John’s Rifle Club as to the winners of the inter-colonial match, which was shot for on Empire Day. The reports will likely reach here in about a week.
Robert Way’s store and stage, of Newtown, B.B. was completely demolished one day last week by an avalanche caused by melting snow. An immense pile, which had accumulated on high ground above the structure, gave way suddenly, taking store and stage with it.
The following schooners are at the Horwood Lumber Co.’s wharf, all with full loads of lumber; Valkyrie, from Dog Bay mills, Grace, from Campbellton mills, Tulip, from Jean’s mill, Middle Arm, Salvage; Dove, from James Sutherland’s mill, Ragged Harbor, near Musgrave Harbor, and Alice B. also from Sutherland’s mill.
J.F. Moore’s schooner Blue Jacket, arrived at Harbor Breton, on Saturday, having taken a load of salt from here.
The schooner Ethie, E., Capt. Henry Evans, is discharging lumber at Martin’s wharf, having loaded at William Baird’s mill, Exploits Bay.
Joseph Squires schooner, Little Stream, of Salvage, B.B. is now at Goodridge’s Wharf, laden with wharf shores. She was rebuilt the past winter and is now a practically new craft. Mr. Squires her owner, did the work which reflects credit on him.
The funeral of the late Frank D LILLY, K.C., takes place this afternoon at 3 o’clock from his late residence Circular Road.
There were only a few cod fish caught on the local grounds yesterday, and when offered on the market sold at remunerative prices.
The schooner Clara, Capt. Nix Chavers, arrived yesterday morning from Plate Cove, B.B. She left home Saturday morning and that night, experienced a storm, which forced her to shelter at Carbonear on Sunday. She is now at Smith’s wharf, and will load fishery supplies.
Planters in Conception Bay are having much difficulty in securing fishermen to prosecute the voyage. The wages offered range from $120 to $180 for Sharemen, and even at this rate, they can not be procured.
The S.S. Glencoe made a quick trip on her last run from Placentia to Port aux Basques. She left the latter place at 9 p.m. Saturday, and reached Port aux Basques at 8 p.m. yesterday, having made every port of call."
| May 28, 1907 || DEATHS || "PIKE — Mrs. Emanuel,Pike of St. Lawrence, died on May 25th, age 69 years, leaving a husband and five daughters to mourn their sad loss.
LILLY — On the 25th, May, after a short illness, Frank Dalrymple Lilly, K.C. youngest son of the late R.I.W. Lilly, Q.C. Funeral today, Tuesday at 3 p.m."
| May 29, 1907 || THE SURVIVOR ACTIVE AGAIN || It was John Brushett, of Mortier Bay, and not John Brassard, who strayed away from the banker Canopus, and was adrift four days and nights before reaching the Nova Scotian Coast. His mate, it will be remembered, succumbed on the second night. On reaching land, he joined an American vessel, which took him to Louiseburg, where he boarded his ship. Brushett did not suffer much from his terrible exposure, and is now as active as ever. He is a brother of Richard Brushett, whose spine was broken at Sydney, and who was a patient at the Halifax Hospital, and was at the institution in St. John’s. Last year, when Countess Grey and lady MacGregor were being shown through the Hospital, they interested themselves on his behalf, and subscribed over $800 for him. Being incurable, he was sent home, where he subsequently died. Brushett did not use the money, and at his death the ladies decided that it should go towards the support of his children, who are of tender years. |
| May 29, 1907 || NURSE EDGAR BADLY BURNED || Yesterday, Hon. Capt. Blandford received a wire from DR. Bell, of the Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, that Miss Maud Edgar, of the Nursing Staff, was badly burned about the limbs. No particulars of the accident was received, but full information was asked for, and an answer is expected this morning. Miss Edgar, who is a niece of Hon. Capt. Blandford, graduated at Montreal, recently, and joined the permanent staff of the Hospital. She is a popular young lady, and it is the earnest wish of friends, that the mishap may not be as serious as expected. |
| May 29, 1907 || A NEAT MODEL AND FAST SAILOR || The ketch schooner, Pandora, Quinton, Master, arrived Sunday last from Haystack, and is at Barr’s wharf. She was built at Haystack the last winter by William Wakely, her owner, and is one of the prettiest schooners to come from Placentia Bay in recent years. She was built after Mr. Wakley’s own design, which is an entire departure from the old model. One prominent feature is the shape of the hull aft; she is hollowed on each side, so as not to cause so much suction from dead water as the ordinary craft, a fact that adds considerable to her sailing power. The builder has constructed several small schooners of the same rig, all of which have been proven excellent sailers, and staunch sea boats. The Pandora is fitted with Angel’s patent pump, wheel and steering gear, which worked splendidly on the trial trip. She was surveyed yesterday, and will measure something over 40 tons. |
| May 29, 1907 || WHO STOLE THE GRAPNELS ? || Sunday night or Monday morning, four grapnels left outside Mr. J Miller’s Forge, were stolen by some unknown parties. They weighed about 75 pounds each, and the theft must have been participated in by more than one individual. Mr. S. Peet, Blacksmith, also lost a grapnel weighing about 85 pounds, which was recently stolen by the same individuals. It is assumed that those in close touch with the Forge know more of the matter than they will tell. Yesterday morning, a Police Officer was sent to investigate, and made certain discoveries which will become known later. |
| May 29, 1907 || ALONG THE LINE || The express last evening, took out P. Costigan, G. White, Whitely, Mrs. Mitchell, Mrs. Hayward, Rev. Dr. Whealan, Rev. Monsignor Veitch, J Hawco, P. Woodford, and about 60 others. The shore train arrived at 10 last night, bringing; Rev. H. Scott, G.W. Gushue, Mrs. Davis and a few others. |
| May 29, 1907 || BOTWOODVILLE || "We regret to record the death of Mrs. William JEWER, which occurred on the 15th May. Mrs Jewer has been ailing all winter, and although very sick, her friends hoped that she would get well again, in fact, no one, until the last week or two, anticipated that the end was so near. Mrs. Jewer was a daughter of Charles Gill, was a native of Exploits Bay, and in her thirty-third year. She leaves four children and husband to mourn the loss of a loving mother and wife.
The Newfoundland Pine and Pulp Company have finished their log drive; they had a very successful drive, it only occupying in all about seven days.
The schooners Springdale and Jennette are loading lumber here for St. John’s
Pardy’s schooner of Little Harbor, Twillingate, sailed today, for St. John’s, with a load of lumber from Baird’s Mill.
Mr. Whitman arrived here, this week from Boston. He comes to ship lumber of the Exploits River Lumber and Pulp Company.
Empire Day was celebrated here in good style, The L.O. Association gave the use of their hall for the day and Miss Frost, who for ten days had being organizing a program, had everything arranged to perfection. At two o’clock, all the children of the place made a grand parade carrying flags and other embalms of loyalty and patriotism. On their return to the hall they were allowed an hour and half to enjoy themselves at games, swings, which had been erected for the occasion for the little ones, and football etc., for the larger ones. About half past four, all were served tea in the hall, and this took till half-past six, just giving time to clear away for the concert, which started at quarter to eight. This consisted of address by Rev. C.R. Durrant and Rev. J.J. Durrant, and reading, reflections and songs. It proved a great success and occupied the time till ten o’clock, and to close the days celebration, was given a grand display of fireworks. CORRESPONDANT. Botwoodville, May 25th, 1907.
[Note Botwoodville is now known as Botwood. Jb]"
| May 29, 1907 || BRIGUS || "Mr. Gordon Spracklin left last week for Cape Ray, having obtained a position with the Marconi Wireless there.
The schooner Brisk has been bought by Mr. Fred Jerrett, for the Labrador trade.
The funeral of the late Benjaman BUTLER took place at 2.30 p.m. yesterday, and was well attended by all denominations.
The schooner Purtian arrived from St. John’s on Friday, with supplies for Mr. F. Jerrett.
About thirty men are leaving here today for Bay Roberts, to join the S.S. Newfoundland, en route to Labrador.
The S.S. Kite, after landing her crews at Turnavick, will go green fishing. She is to be commanded by Capt. John Clarke.
Capt. Moses Bartlett proceeds to Gloucester, Mass, shortly, to fit out an auxiliary schooner for Dr. Cook, to be used in exploring Greenland and Northern Labrador.
Mr. T. Walker, Jr., arrived from Sydney last week to take charge of the schooner Agnes R.
Three cargoes of coal are now due from Sydney.
Mr. John Stevens has sold his horse and outfit and will leave for Montreal in a few days. CORRESPONDENT. Brigus, May 27th, 1907."
| May 29, 1907 || CHANNEL NEWS || "On Saturday last, the steamship Morena of Leith, from Middlerborough to Montreal with cargo of pig iron, went ashore on the Brandies shoal, distant from Cape Ray about one mile. Weather was extremely clear at the time, which makes it all the more difficult for the casualty to be accounted for by landsman, but no doubt all the circumstances and the cause will be developed at the enquiry, which will likely be held at St. John’s. The vessel is now a total wreck. Salving operations are in progress and the steam wrecker Amphritie, owned by Capt. Larder, is now due to complete the progress of wrecking and save whatever cargo possible.
Prospero from Sydney, arrived on Wednesday night last. On her way across the Gulf this ship went to the wreck, but as it was impossible to do anything towards taking Morena off the rocks, no delay was made.
Harlaw returned from North on Thursday morning, having reached her terminal port viz, Bonne Bay. Some ice was met going and the ship was hampered somewhat, but returning, no difficulty was experienced. She took out a small quantity of freight, principally herring, and a number of passengers.
A favorable wind offering, all the schooners in port sailed this afternoon for Sydney.
Virginia Lake which arrived from Sydney at 11 a.m. today, leaving again at noon, has performed excellent service since being on this route. Her captain and is officers are certainly deserving of the greatest praise, as ice conditions on the other side have been most adverse. The Virginia is somewhat battered by contact with the floes, but the damage dose not seen to affect her abilities to get along.
Much amusement has been caused, by a Correspondent of the Evening Telegram, asking the Editor of that journal to advocate the changing of the name North Sydney to something else. Puck’s famous remarks must certainly be applicable in this case. ALPHA. Channel , May 25th, 1907."
| May 29, 1907 || CARBONEAR || "Mr. W.J.S. Donnelly, Inspector of H.M Customs, passed through here on Wedesday on his return from Bonavista.
The first Gloucester halibut catcher for the season, arrived Friday. She is commanded by Capt. Fogerty, a native of Northern Bay. B.D.V.
It was hoped that the epidemic of scarlatina was banished, but the report shows two new cases this week, the home of Rev. Mr. Darby being one of the two.
Mr. Benjamin Torphy, one of Messrs Rorke & Son’s Agents at Labrador, took passage by Messrs Munn & Co.’s S.S. Louise on Friday, for Venison Island, to make preparations for the firm’s trade there the coming summer.
A horse, while engaged hauling coals from Messrs Duff & Sons’ schooners at the Government Wharf, was accidentally backed over the wharf, through the fault of an inexperienced Jehu in charge of the beast. With the assistance of neighboring Cabmen and boats, the animal was quickly relieved of its trappings and guided towards terra firma.
Capt. J.R. Moss of the city, while visiting here this week, concluded negotiations for the sale of his property situated in the East end of the town. The transfer includes a residence and land adjoining, and was purchased by Mr. Moses Parsons for a sum in the vicinity of $800.
By virtue of a memorial sent by the good people of Freshwater last year, and which received the sanction of the Government, Saturday, May 25th., at noon, was set down for putting out cod-traps in the waters of that vicinity. In order to secure the desired trap-berth some score or more boats spent all day Friday on the spot where they intended shooting out the twine, and so suspicious were some of them of mal-contents being among the number, that they preferred to keep vigil until the drawing, when other members of the partnership relieved the watch.
On Tuesday, a serious accident happened opposite McCarthy’s Hotel, when a Car-Man named Daniel Moriarty came near having his life crushed out. He was engaged carting coal from Messrs Duff & Son’s schooner, and at the time of the unfortunate occurrence, was on his way to a customer with a half ton of the article. While going along near the Hotel, the ponderous four wheel dray of Messrs Tucker and Cameron came sweeping along at a quick pace, driven by two minors, and in passing Moriarty’s car, a collision took place, with the result that the horse owned by Dan Moriarty bolted. The sudden start caused the unfortunate man to stumble over, and in a twinkling, the wheel had gone over him. He was caught up and conveyed to the McCarthy Hotel and a Doctor hastily summoned. Meantime Rev. F.D. McCarthy was sent for, and on his arrival, it was seen on examination that the man was bruised terribly and unconscious. A sad feature of the case was the impossibility of getting a Doctor until about three hours after the accident. Dr. Boyle, the only practitioner in town, at present being on an urgent call to Victoria, and unable to leave his patient. When this was learnt, Dr. Allan, of Harbor Grace was telegraphed for. In the meantime, the sufferer was taken to his home on Saddle Hill. It is feared the effects of the accident will be always with him.
An elderly lady in the person of Mrs. Elizabeth TAYLOR, passed away on Saturday, at the mature age of 84 years, at the home of her son Mr. Lemuel Taylor.
The honor of celebrating Empire Day in a manner any way near befitting the National Holiday, must go to our boys and girls, who with true patriotic spirit, assembled in full force at their several schools on Friday morning, and with the Teaching Staff and Chairman of Schools Bands, spent an hour in singing songs of the Empire, asking questions relating to its power and vastness, listening to stirring speeches on Imperialism and their duty to King and country. At night, a juvenile brass band, led by Messrs Saunders, paraded for the first time. They acquitted themselves so well that Mr. Saunders will continue his tuition among them, with a view of making recruits for the Orange Band.
The S.S. Walrus sailed on the 24th May for Battle Harbor. Some thirty crews went by her from here, in addition to those of St. John’s, Bay Roberts, and Bonavista. Most serious comment was made on the over crowed condition of freighters, as it was quite apparent that the allotted space for each passenger was not available, by a long way. Whether the surveyors of St. John’s are to be blamed, or whether our local officers are responsible, we do not know.
Rev. Charles Hackett of St. John’s, occupied the pulpit of the Methodist Church at both services on Sunday. Before beginning his discourse of the morning service, special reference was made by the Rev. gentleman, to matters pertaining to the Ministerial Educational Fund and the importance of making an increase in contributions thereto. CORRESPONDENT."
| May 29, 1907 || HIS GRACE TURNS THE FIRST SOD || "A very important event occurred at St. Bonaventure’s College yesterday, May 28th. The first sod for the extraction of the site of the new wing was turned by His Grace the Archbishop in the Presence of Archdeacon, Clergy, Christian brothers, Professors, members of the College Board, and the Executive of the St. Bonaventure’s Association. The boys were all massed at the end of the college, and His Grace explained to them that this was the Feast of the great St. Augustine, the Apostle of England, and that as the work was begun on that date, he intended to have one of the dormitories or class-rooms called after the great Saint.
He said that he was at the laying of the foundation stone of the old St. Bonaventure’s, and in the years to come, when the present pupils take their places in the ranks of those who are striving for the welfare of their native land, the though that they participated in the ceremony would be one of their happiest memories. He said there was going to be no speech-making till the main ceremony of laying the foundation stone took place on July the 4th, next. His Grace then took the shovel, and with the ease and grace of a member of the union, he removed the soil, amidst the enthusiastic clapping of hands of the spectators. Photohrapher Vey, who scented a scene, was on hand with his camera, and snap-shot His Grace in the act.
After the ceremony , the Rev. Brother Slattery, of Mount Chashel, moved for a half holiday of the boys. His Grace graciously granted the request, and instantly the surrounding hills echoed the cheers of the students. The assemblage then dispersed. Amongst those present, besides His Grace , were, Archdeacon O’Neill, and local Clergy, and Fr. Joy from the West Coast; President Culbane and staff, Bro. Ryan and staff from St. Patrick’s schools, Bro. Slattery, Rev. Bro. Ennis, Supt. of Mount Cashel; Hon. Sir E.P. Morris, Hon. J.D. Ryan, F.J. Morris, M.W. Furlong, W.J. Carrol, J.J. McGrath, V.P. Burke, Prof. Flynn, John Ryan, C.E., Prof Hutton, Architect Barter and Councillor Kennedy, the Contractor for the new wing."
| May 29, 1907 || PERSONAL || "Miss F. Bradley left for Topsail last evening, to spend a few days with friends.
Rev. H. Scott, of Hant’s Harbor, arrived in town by last night’s train.
Rev. Monsignor Veitch, P.P., Conception Harbor, returned to his parish yesterday.
Rev. Dr. Whealan, P.P., North River, who was in the city yesterday, left for home in the afternoon.
Mr. A. Osmond, of Harvey & Co.’s, returned by the Regulus yesterday; he was greatly benefitted by his trip.
Mr. G. White left for Lewisporte by last evening express, where he will be Operator for the Reid-Newfoundland Co.
The Waymouth Gazette says: – “R.H. Trapnell and son Karl, of St. John’s, Nfld., are at C.A. Ryan’s, en route to Boston. Mr. Karl is to enter the employ of Smith, Patterson & Co. Engravers.”
At a meeting of the Governors of McGill University held last week, Mr. R.W. Boyle was appointed Senior Demonstrator of Physics. Unless we are greatly mistaken, this gentleman is the eminently successful son of Dr. A.D. Boyle, of Carbonear.
An advertisement in a Cobalt paper, announces the firm of Becknell, Bain and Barker of Toronto, Cobalt and Haley. There are seven members in the firm, including Mr. Robert A Reid, formerly of this city, as well as Mr. A.B. Morine.
There arrived by yesterday morning’s express, from Mount Allison, Sackville, Mr. Robert Adrain, son of Mr. Adrian, Tailor of this city, who successfully passed first year in Engineering at the University, and Mr. Walter R. Smallwood, son of Mr. F. Smallwood, who completed the prescribed courses at the Commercial College there, leading in Commercial Law, and obtaining high marks in all subjects. Mr. N. Guy, who is studying Theology at Mount Allison, also came by express as far as Twillingate. Mr. Guy made first and second divisions in all his subjects."
| May 29, 1907 || SICK MAN ARRIVES || By last night’s train a young man named Pynn, of Seal Cove, B.B., arrived in town to go to the General Hospital for treatment, being accompanied by Rev H. Scott, of Hant’s Harbor. In March last, a load of logs fell on Pynn, injuring him seriously, and putting his hip out of joint. He was attended soon after by Dr. Anderson, of Heart’s Content. A few days ago, it was found that the hip was still out of place, and he was ordered on to the Hospital. The injured man suffers terribly, and can only move with the assistance of crutches. The ambulance was at the station to take him to the Hospital. |
| May 29, 1907 || NAUTICAL || "S.S. Pors sailed for Sydney at 7 last evening.
S.S. Rosalind sails again on Friday.
Schooner Empire, Otterson, sailed yesterday for Oporto.
Schooner Laura, Hebdy, sails for Scilly Cove today with provisions.
S.S. Regulus arrived from Harbor Grace yesterday morning, to discharge the balance of her coal.
Schooner Electra, Cundy, finishes loading cod oil at Goodridge’s today, and sails for Europe tomorrow.
Barqt. Calidron, 23 days from Barbados, arrived last evening with molasses; she is consigned to A.S. Rendell.
Schooners Isabella, Challenger, and A.M. Fox, are now on the way from Cadiz, with salt to A.S. Rendell & Co.
Schooner Percy Roy, Courtenay, 6 days from Sydney, arrived last evening with coal to J. & W. Pitts. This is Capt Courtenay’s new vessel.
Schooner Ahava, 5 days from Sydney, arrived last evening. She is bound to Twillingate with coal for W. Ashbourne, and will leave again as soon as the wind is favorable.
S.S. Siberian, Eastaway, arrived at noon yesterday from Philadelphia. Fine weather was experienced up to 4 p.m. Monday off Cape Race, when fog was met. She brought 310 tons cargo, 2 bags mail matter and 3 steerage passengers.
S.S. Siberian sails at 10 this a.m. taking in saloon; Lady Morris, Miss Fox, J.J. Flannery, Mrs. Flannery and child, Miss M. Collins, Mrs W.W. Watson and 2 children, Rev. F. Smart, Mrs. Smart, G.A. Moich, and 7 steerage; she takes 300 ton fish oil, etc.
S.S. Cocuna, Holmes, arrived at 10.30 a.m. yesterday, being 14 days from Montreal. She left Sydney Saturday last, and encountered much ice on that Coast, having to run 60 miles to the S.S.E. to avoid it. Sunday, a Northerly gale was experienced, and she had to lay to for 18 hours. Fog then prevailed until Cape Spear was made. She brought full general cargo including, 33 cattle, 14 horses and 60 sheep."
| May 29, 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || "Bowrings: Propero sails West at 10 this a.m. taking in saloon; Mrs. Sesk, Miss Sesk, T.S. Morry, G. Devereaux, and 25 steerage.
Reids: Home arrived Bay of Islands, this afternoon, going North. Ethie left Bay de Verde at 7.30 p.m. yesterday, inward.
Dundee left Greenspond at 2.30 p.m. yesterday, inward. Clyde left Fogo at 8.30 p.m. yesterday, inward. Glencoe leaves Port aux Basques at daylight this morning. Argyle left Placentia at 9.30 p.m. yesterday, from Marasheen."
| May 29, 1907 || OBSEQUIES OF MR. F. D. LILLY, K.C. || "An immense concourse assembled yesterday afternoon, at the late residence of Frank Dalrymple Lilly, K.C., to pay the last tribute of affection and respect to the mortal remains of one of the best citizens of St. John’s, who in life’s prime, and in the midst of his activities, had been called from time to eternity.
The mournful procession slowly wended its way to the Church of England cemetery, preceeded by the Clergymen of the city and the Members of the Bar. In the Chapel the service was choral throughout, the Rev. Canon Saunders, Rector of the Cathedral Parish, officiating. At the close, a recessional hymn was sung, as the vast gathering filed slowly and reverently to the side of the grave, where His Lordship the Bishop of Newfoundland, who had arrived from Bermuda in the early morning, conducted the solemn ceremonial.
After the body had been committed to Mother Earth, and the customary prayers had been recited, the Choristers sang the Nune Dimittis, and the benediction closed a service, that will be remembered for many a year by the friends and contemporaries of the deceased."
| May 29, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "The weather along the line yesterday, was fairly mild. At the Quarry the temperature was 70, the highest for the season.
A large quantity of machinery for the Anglo-Nfld Development Company, was brought from New York by the Rosalind.
Five Chinamen are leaving for England by the Siberian today, as for some time they have not found business brisk in the city.
Fruit was dear at New York when the Rosalind left, and she did not bring a large quantity. A small shipment of delicious strawberries arrived by her.
Friday last, there was a good sign of fish at Plate Cove, B.B. traps taking two to three qtls. The same day, good fares were taken at Grates Cove, B.B.
The C.H.E. exams this year, start a week earlier than usual — June 17th – as the Committee desire to have them over by the 26th, when the King’s birthday will be celebrated.
The schooner Bert, Lane, arrived yesterday, from Tickle Cove, B.B., with fourteen thousand feet of scantling, five hundred bundles of hoops, a quantity of dry fish, and ten seals. She is discharging at Smith’s wharf.
The public wharf at Bay Bulls is being rebuilt, Mr. Joseph Burke being in charge of the work. Great dissatisfaction is being felt in the way the work is being portioned out, as every voter thinks he has a right to a share of it.
An alarm of fire was sent in at 7 a.m. yesterday, from box 336. At J. Bailey’s residence, Water Street West, some clothes that were drying in the kitchen, took fire, and fearing dangerous results, the Companies were called. Very little damage resulted.
Last month, Mr. M.T. Finn, of Mortier Bay, began work on a schooner. She is of the Western Boat model, and as the keel is 46 feet, will be the largest of that class in the Colony; she will register about 45 tons. The frame will be of hard wood, and she will be strongly built. Mr. Finn hopes to have her completed in the fall.
The schooner Stella, Brennen, of Placentia, is at Tessier’s wharf, loading barter’s stone and lumber for Rev. Fr. Renouf’s new presbytery at St. Bride’s. The foundation is being dug out, and the building will be commenced on the arrival of the schooner. Carpenters Barber and Abott and Mason Payne proceed there to do the work under the direction of Mr, Barter. The building will measurer 50x50 feet and be two stories. It will be the only stone building in that locality.
Lady Morris and Miss Fox are booked for England by the Siberian.
Monday morning, 9 traps at Scilly Cove took from 2 to 3 qtls each, the hook and line men also fared well.
A Canadian Associated Press message dated May 21st, states that Sir Robert Bond will remain in London for some time, to negotiate questions at issue with the Canadian Government regarding the Labrador boundary.
Last midnight, a Seaman from Portugal Cove was found in an inebriated condition by Dr. Fraser, who telephoned the Police. Sergt Noseworthy with Constable Lawlor and Coady, took him to the Station, and this morning he appears before the Magistrate.
The S.S. Bruce sailed at 7.15 last evening for Port aux Basques taking seven passengers.
Tomorrow will be Corpus Christi, and the annual procession will take place after the last Mass at St. Patrick’s, in the Church Grounds.
The Virginia Lake left Port aux Basques for North Sydney at 3.15 a.m. yesterday, with 40 passengers. She is due back to P.A.B. this morning.
Rev. F. and Mrs, Smart leave by the Sabrina today.
Mr. P. Costigan left by the express last evening, to take up Customs duties at Bonne Esperance.
The S.S. Nimrod goes on dry dock today for repairs. It is likely that the Firemen and Sailors of the wrecked steamer Morena, will work her across the Atlantic.
Since the beginning of the year, 29 persons have been recorded in the Court as habitual drunkards, and placed on the “black list”. In the two years previous, only 21 were numbered on the register.
Mr. Whitlely left for Bonne Esperance yesterday, taking 30 fishermen with him. At Woodford’s Station, 30 were there to join the train, on their way to Salmon Bay. They will connect with the S.S. Home this evening.
At dinner hour yesterday, a city driver left his horse and dray outside a residence on LeMarchant Road, with a seven-year-old child in charge. The animal bolted and dashed down LeMarchant Road and Hamilton Street, being captured near Casey’s Meat Market. Fortunately the youngster retained her seat in the car and escaped injury."
| May 30, 1907 || ALLEGED SHORTAGE || There is said to be a shortage in one of our local organizations, the discovery being made recently when an audit of the account was made. The responsible party when asked of the shortage, replied, it is said, that an outstanding account had not been paid, which story was accepted. A few days later a bill was sent to the supposed debtor, asking for a settlement forthwith. The matter was looked into and vouchers were produced showing that the sum was paid. |
| May 30, 1907 || DIANA SAILS FOR THE STRAITS || The S.S. Diana, Capt. Joseph Blandford, sailed at 7 o’clock yesterday morning for Blanc Sablon, and will remain in the Straits fishing, during the summer. She calls at Spaniard’s Bay, Bay Roberts, Old Perlican, Heart’s Content, Trinity, Keels, Forteau and Lance au Loup, to pick up her crew. The little steamer Dart, Capt. Sam Eddy, coaled at Harvey’s yesterday, and leaves for Blanc Sablon this evening. She will visit Hunt’s Harbor and Trinity, on the way North. |
| May 30, 1907 || MISS EDGAR DOING WELL || Edgar Blandford, Electrician at Montreal, wired yesterday, that his cousin, Miss Maud Edgar, who was burned at the Royal Victoria Hospital on Tuesday afternoon, was doing well. There is every hope of her recovery. Particulars of the accident are expected by mail next week. |
| May 30, 1907 || ALONG THE LINE || "By the outgoing train last evening, Rev. Mr. Craig, Miss M. Craig, Mr. Bosworth and son, the crew of the barqt. Calidora, and a few others, left town.
The shore train arrived at 10 p.m., bringing; Mrs. T. Bonia, Mrs. P Dumphy, P.D. Park, W. Churchill, Hon. E.R. and Mrs. Bowring, J. Ryan, W.A. Mathieson, and about 10 others."
| May 30, 1907 || OBITUARY || HAROLD JEANS: Late last night, death claimed a well known young man in the person of Harold Jeans, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Jeans, Cochrane Street. Although ill for a long period, Harold was out on Tuesday, and yesterday was able to be about the house. He suffered from consumption, which Physicians abroad and at home were unable to impede, but the summons came suddenly and will be a shock to friends. Harold was educated at Bishop Feild College, and in the 90's was a prominent figure on the cricket and football fields. Leaving school, he entered the employ of Thomas McMudo & Co., Druggists, and having served his time, went to New York. Two years ago he returned, ill, hoping that native air would help to overcome the disease, which was taking hold. But the Almighty willed otherwise, and the call had to be obeyed. Few of our young men were more popular, and his early demise will cause general regret. To the sorrowing parents and family the News tenders sympathy. |
| May 30, 1907 || NAUTICAL || "S.S. Regulus leaves for Sydney again as soon as discharged.
S.S. Siberian sailed at noon yesterday for Glasgow.
S.S. Cacouna sails for Sydney and Montreal this morning.
S.S. Silvia leaves New York on Saturday Coming via Halifax.
Schooner Sunlook, 9 days from Halifax, arrived yesterday with general cargo, and is discharging at Campbell’s wharf.
S.S. Rosalind sails Saturday morning, taking in saloon; Messrs Dear, A. LeMessurier, James, Mesdames James, A.C. Thompson, Evans, White, W. Clark, and child, Misses Garland, Bradey, Buckley, Alice Williams, White, and 60 steerage."
| May 30, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "There are no new developments in the grapnel case, and the thief is still at large.
Owing to the inclement weather, only a couple of local fishing boats were on the grounds yesterday. They did poorly.
Passengers from Placentia by last night’s train, report fish scarce in the Bay, except between St. Lawrence and Lamaline, where good fares have been taken.
There is a good sign at Broad Cove, fish striking in there Monday. A man named Tucker was in town from that place yesterday, with a cart load.
The new C.E. Church at the Goulds will be dedicated by His Lordship the Bishop this morning. A number of city folks intend going out for the occasion.
Hon. E.R. Bowring imported a new auto by the Rosalind, and used it last evening for the first time. It is larger that his former car and can seat nine persons.
Some of the city drains are in a filthy condition at present, and if the weather were warmer, pedestrians would be suffocated with the stench. The Council should have them flushed daily.
The machinery that arrived for Harmsworth Co. is made up of some very heavy pieces, and the only gear it is said, strong enough to put it aboard the cars, is installed on board the Petrel.
No word has been received of late from the local banking fleet, though evidently, some of them have reached the shore.
Mr. A. Feltham of Fair Island, B.B. has purchased the schooner Ada, and will engage her at the fishery during the summer.
Constable Gardiner of Catalina, has been transferred to Greenspond, and Constable Sheppard of the latter place, to Bay Roberts.
The schooner Ethel G., Newman, Gillingham, is at Steer’s wharf loading supplies for the Lighthouses at Penguin and the Wadham Islands.
Messrs. Thorne and Whiteway, of Job’s Cove, Bay de Verde, have purchased a fine schooner, which they will use in the freighting trade during the summer.
The case against the Chinaman, for throwing nuisance on the street, came before the Magistrate yesterday and was dismissed, there not being sufficient evidence.
Today being the feast of Corpus Christi, Masses will be celebrated as on Sundays. After 10.30 Mass at St. Patrick’s, there will be a precession through the grounds and Benediction.
Six new horses arrived by the S.S. Cacouna, from Charlottetown, for the Watering Department of the Sanitary Department. They were purchased by Mr. T. Curran for the Council.
Last evening there was a big sea outside the heads, which “broke” right across The Narrows. In the harbor the swell was as heavy as seen for some time, and those on the little schooners must have passed an unpleasant night.
Sir Fredereick Bordon, who attended the annual meeting of the Y.M.C.A., said the truest way to consolidate the Empire was by bringing the people of its component parts, into close touch with the news.
The present weather conditions will seriously interfere with the Labrador fleet getting North. A number of vessels have already sailed, but no doubt have had to harbor, while others are detained in port, and can’t get North with supplies,
Owing to the ice packed in Sydney Harbor, the bankers that went there for supplies are still detained, and also a number of trading schooners. Should the embargo continue longer, it will mean a serious loss to the crews and owners.
His Excellency and Lady MacGregor were at St. George’s yesterday. They will leave there today, and work North to Bay of Islands, and from there will be taken by H.M.S. Brilliant to Bonne Bay and return. The party will not arrive here before late next week.
William Tibbs fell over Bowring’s Wharf yesterday morning, but was rescued after considerable difficulty. On walking up the cove he collapsed, and Constable Lynch had him driven to the Station. Dr. Mitchell was called, and administered hypodermic for an hour without success. At noon however, Tibbs was out of danger. He was inebriated at the time, and did not recover his senses until late in the evening. He remained at the Station all night.
This is the last week for the stores to open at night this season, and on Monday evening, the first football match takes place. The Saints and Star open the ball, and an exciting game is expected.
Constable Day, who left for Britannia Cove last week by schooner, arrived on Friday after a passage of 3 days, the schooner being delayed by calms. His wife and family leave for there by this afternoon’s express.
Three cases of scarlet fever were reported yesterday, by Dr. Macpherson. An 8 year old child of Cabot St. and a 5 year old boy of Catherine St. were removed to the Hospital in the ambulance, while the third will be nursed at home. Edstom’s house on Bond St, and some clothing in an Atlantic Avenue residence, were thoroughly disinfected yesterday.
Messrs A. Bennett and Mr. M O’Driscoll of Job’s office are on the sick list at present.
The fishermen of Quidi Vidi have not been able to go out during the last few days, as a heavy sea prevailed there.
Three arrests were made by the Police during last evening, and this morning the trio will go before His Honor.
There are about 200 Northern craft now in the stream, laden with supplies, awaiting a chance to sail.
The schooner Violet of North Harbor, and Silver Spray of Random, are at Kennedy & Mullaly’s wharf landing lumber from Trinity Bay Mills.
The Virginia Lake reports Sydney harbor packed with ice, which extends to Low Point. From the latter place to Port aux Basques the Strait is open.
Along the line yesterday, the weather was similar to that experienced in the city, and at night there was no indication of a change. The temperature averaged about 38.
The wrecking tug Petrel was towed alongside of the S.S, Rosalind last evening, to take aboard about 80 tons of machinery which arrived for the Harmsworth Co. The Petrel will take it to the dock wharf, where it will be taken on freight trains for Grand Falls.
The remains of Richard H. COLLIERS, who died at Brooklyn on Monday, from injuries received as the result of an accident, will be interred there today.
The globe of the electric light at the Bank of Montreal corner, fell yesterday, and missed the head of an old gentleman by a few inches. When the glass struck the paving he was badly frightened, but was thankful that it did not drop on his head."
| May 30, 1907 || DEATH || JEANS — Died last night, Harold J., son of John and Flora Jeans. |
| May 31, 1907 || WHO AIDED FENNELL TO ESCAPE ? || Thomas Fennell who was charged with battery, and who left the Country before coming to trial, is said to have been aided in his escape. It is alleged that he came to St. John’s prepared to go before the Supreme Court, but upon arrival, was influenced by some parties to make his escape, and acting upon this advise, did so. Authorities have been informed of the matter, and a well known citizen, who has already been mixed up in such trouble, is said to be a principal in Fennell’s escape. |
| May 31, 1907 || ADVENTURE REACHES PORT || The S.S. Adventure, Couch, 6 days from Philadelphia, arrived yesterday afternoon with 2,000 tons hard coal for A. Harvey & Co. Fine weather was experienced until the Newfoundland Coast was reached, when fog was encountered. The Adventure is discharging at Harvey’s and when unloaded goes to Sydney for soft coal. On returning, she proceeds to Lewisporte, and loads lumber for New York. |
| May 31, 1907 || ANOTHER FIRE ALARM || Last evening, the Eastern and Central Firemen were called out, an alarm having been received from box 13, Factory Lane. The cause was the chimney of Mrs. Foster’s residence, Plymouth Road, some soot having ignited. It was extinguished before the Firemen arrived and the “all out” sounded four minutes after the alarm. No damage was sustained. |
| May 31, 1907 || NEWFOUNDLANDER KILLED AT NEW YORK || Mrs. T. McCarthy received a message from New York yesterday, that Mr. Johua Horwood, formerly of Quidi Vidi, had been killed there on Wednesday. Deceased was engaged with his brother repairing elevators, splicing wires etc., and it is believed that while engaged at this work, that he met his death. Mr. Horwood was about 53 years old, and left here some 25 years ago. |
| May 31, 1907 || FOUNDRY AT BAY ROBERTS || A former resident of Bay Roberts, who spent several years in the States, returned last week for the purpose of starting a Foundry at Bay Roberts, for the manufacture of stoves and goods of that class. Several local men of means are interested, and in a few weeks the work will assume a tangible form. It is believed that the venture will be a paying one, as there is ample room for a second foundry in the Colony. |
| May 31, 1907 || MONEY ON INTEREST || The sealing case of Winsor vs. Blandford, which was tried last year, and in which, judgement was given in favor of plaintiff, has not yet been settled because of an appeal being allowed defendant. The amount due Capt. Winsor’s crew as a result of the trial, has been deposited in the Bank at interest, and will be paid at an early date. |
| May 31, 1907 || SEVENTY MILES OF ICE. || Western Bay, May 30th — A message was received here today by William Kennedy & Sons, stating that their schooner Maria, which left on May 23rd bound for Wolf Islands, Labrador, put in at Shore Cove, Notre Dame Bay, after passing through 70 miles of ice. |
| May 31, 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || "Judge Seymour left by Monday morning’s train for St. John’s. He is expected back on Wednesday.
The S.S. Regulus, Captain Wakeham, which brought coal to Messrs R. Rutherford & Co., left on Monday morning.
Dr. Ames and his Assistant Druggist, Mr. John Gordon, left on Sunday for Broad Cove, North Shore, where the Doctor will practice in future.
Mr. H.H. Parsons of this town, left by this morning’s train for St. John’s, to take a position in the hardware department of the Royal Stores.
Rev. J. Pincock of this town, took the place of Rev. T.B. Darby M.A. in the Methodist Church, Carbonear, on Sunday morning. Each Clergyman held service in his own Church in the evening.
Mr. George Parson’s son from Bryant’s Cove, brought a salmon to the market here on Monday morning. It weighted 9 lbs and was sold for $1.80. The first for the season was brought here last week from Port de Grave.
The Harbor Grace Boot & Shoe Factory sounded it’s new steam whistle for the first time on Monday. The distinction between the sound of the whistles of the two Boot & Shoe factories is now evident.
Master Alex Myrden is now at the Reid Nfld. Co.’s Station here to get an insight into the business done there, so that he may eventually obtain a position which may follow in due course.
Mr. W.H. Kennedy, representing the Thomas Smyth Co., Ltd., St. John’s, did a lot of work last week. He visited Avondale, Conception Harbor, Brigus, Bay Roberts, Spaniard’s Bay and Tilton, beside being in town twice. Mr. Kennedy intends going to Grand Falls next week.
Mrs. William Brown and three children, Mrs. John Brown, wife and grandchild, for Boston, Mr. Benjamin Parsons, H.M. Customs, and his assistant, Mr. Isaac Benson, for Blanc Sablon, and Mr. W.H. Kennedy for Gambo, went out by this evening’s train.
Mr. George Gordon of the Post Office here, goes to St. John’s this week to fill a position to which he has been advanced in the General Post Office. Master John H. Butt, son of Mr. Stephen Butt, has been appointed Letter Carrier at the Office here.
Mrs. Samuel Thomey, who has secured a position with Messrs Philip Templeman & Sons, of Bonavista, left by train on Monday evening for Cupids, where he joins Captain John Power’s schooner for Bonavista. Mr Thomey will act in the interest of his employers at Grady, Labrador, this summer ... Bon voyage!
A fire took place on Water Street on Monday morning, in a house occupied by two tenants, Mr. Patrick Hyde and Mrs. George Gill. The blaze started in the latter’s tenement, but was speedily extinguished. The Fire Brigade was soon on the scene, but their services were not required.
A little boy named Newman, while working along one of the sticks floating in the Dock, lying between the premises of Messrs Munn & Co., and Mr. Joseph Ross, fell into the water on Monday, and would probably have been drowned had not Mr. Albert Bradbury of Bear’s Cove, who was working at Munn’s, heard the splash. Mr. Bradbury quickly rescued the little chap.
The funeral of the late Mr. Herbert PASHER took place on Monday afternoon. The deceased, who was a man in humble life, was highly respected by a number of our townspeople. Interment was made at the Methodist cemetery.
About 80 members of Diamond Jubilee lodge, S.O.E., attended the anniversary service at the Methodist Church on Sunday morning. Rev. T.B. Darby, M.A., of Carbonear, preached an interesting sermon, taking his text from 1st chap. John, 39 to 42 verse. The congregation which was an average one in size, must have been edified by the discourse. It is just ten years ago since Diamond Jubilee Lodge was founded here. After returning to the hall, the Society passed a vote of thanks to Rev. T.B. Darby.
Mr. Richard Granfield, today staked off and railed with wire, the piece of land which the Government took from him for the widening of Garland’s Lane. By the action of Mr, Granfield, the lane is now stopped to traffic, and Truckmen have to convey freight from the Railway Station to town, by way of Military and Carbonear Roads. It seems, Mr. Granfield has not been paid for the land taken from him nearly a year ago, though an award was given by arbitration, which being protested against by Granfield, was annulled. Since then nothing has been done to Mr.Grandfield’s satisfaction, and he believes himself justified in having taken the course which has been carried out. He claims to have notified Hon. J.A. Clift and others, three times of his intentions in the event of his land not been paid for within a stated time. He complains bitterly of “law delay”, and “the insolence of office.”
Rev. John Lynch of Fortune Harbor, officiated at High Mass at the R.C. Cathedral here at 10 a.m. on Sunday. His Lordship Bishop March, attended at the throne within the Sanctuary, and announced that Mass of the Spiritual and Temporal welfare of fishermen about to proceed to Labrador, would be celebrated at the Cathedral at 8 a.m. Friday next. During the year, some alterations within the Cathedral will be undertaken, to make the edifice more convenient for processions, that the work to be done in the parish necessitated having two Priests to attend to it, and that additional contributions to Church dues would be required to carry out the proposed improvements. The singing of the O Salutaris and Tantum Ergo by the Choir at Benediction, was remarkably good and won much favorable comment. The Choir possesses good vocalista.
On Monday evening, the male members of the dancing class, instructed by Miss Belle Kennedy, called at her residence, and presented her with a handsome gold brooch, upon the bar of which was inscribed the name Belle. The work was executed by Mr. McNamara, Jeweler of St. John’s. Mr. W. Madigan, on behalf of his associates, in a very pleasing manner, expressive of respect, esteem, and attachment, asked Miss Kennedy to accept the gift of her pupils in the spirt in which it was offered, and hoped that the acceptance would confer upon the recipient, such amount of genuine pleasure as the anticipation of presenting it had produced among the donors. So thoroughly unexpected was the nature of the visit, and so pleased was Miss Kennedy with the thoughtful appreciation of her service by the members of her class, that she became visibly affected and found it very difficulty to adequately convey her thoughts upon this occasion. However, in a manner peculiar to herself, she made up for any seeming want, which such a surprise was sure to induce. By a happy co-incidence, the evening of the call was the anniversary of Miss Kennedy’s birthday, and as the lady made her callers acquainted with the fact, the announcement seemed to add to the pleasure of the visit. The callers were offered refreshments, and singing and instrumental music were indulged in. A very happy time was spent. The final dance of the present course is being held at St. Patrick’s Hall tonight. CORRESPONDENT. Hr. Grace, May 28th, 1907."
| May 31, 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || "Bowrings: There was no word of the Portia, yesterday. Prospero reached Placentia at 2.50 p.m. yesterday, and left again at 4.20 p.m. going West.
Reids: Virginia Lake left Port aux Basques at 7.30 a.m. yesterday for North Sydney. Clyde leaves Lewisporte this morning, going North. Dundee leaves Port Blandford, this morning. Ethie leaves Clarenville, this morning. Argyle left St. Lawrence at 6.50 p.m. yesterday, going West. Home left Bonne Bay at 3.10 p.m. yesterday, going West. Glencoe left fortune at 6.35 p.m. yesterday, coming East."
| May 31, 1907 || PERSONAL || "Capt. W. Winsor, M.H.A., left for Wesleyville by last evening’s express.
Mr. J Currie, Britannia Cove, who was in the city on business, left for home yesterday.
Rev. J.J. Durrant, who was visiting friends in the city and on business, left for his parish, Fogo, by last evening’s express.
Mr. George Cobb, of the Dispatching Office, left last evening for Bishop’s Falls, which station he will be in charge of in future.
The marriage of Dr. Pritchard and Miss E. Whiteway, daughter of Rt. Hon. Sir W.V. Whiteway, takes place at the C.E. Cathedral, on the afternoon of Tuesday June 11th.
Rev. Henry Marriott, formerly of this city, but now Canon of Holy Trinity Cathedral Bermuda, is enjoying good health. This beautiful Church which is presided over by the Lord Bishop of Newfoundland, is nearing completion. Mr. Reid, a former resident of this city, and a holder of valuable real estate on Water St., who now resides at Bermuda, has donated altogether, about $150,000 towards the work. The tourist season has now begun, and hundreds of Americans and English visitors are on the Island."
| May 31, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "Crosbie’s schooner Jessie C. Smith, Horwood, is now undergoing repairs at Oporto. About June 10th the work will be completed and she then goes to Cadiz to load salt for the West Coast.
The Supreme Court of Newfoundland has maintained the law, which forbids Newfoundlanders to work on foreign fishing craft in the waters of the Colony. The law may be ultra vires, but it does not seem to be a wholesome one. Most Governments find it well to let the people they have authority over work where they will. — Montreal Gazette.
Mr. Vey was at the Goulds yesterday, at the consecration of the Church, and took several photos.
Mr. F.J. Morris. K.C. and Minister Gushue, leave Holyrood Saturday, to arrange for the building of two new bridges there.
The schooner Agnes E. Downes, Capt. Reid, is now at Bishop & Monroe’s wharf, ready to sail on a trading trip to the French Shore.
The United Towns Electrical Co., has made arrangements to install telephone connections between Heart’s Content, Carbonear, and Harbor Grace.
The Virginia Lake will make two more trips to Port aux Basques for freight, and will then come here to be put in readiness for the Labrador mail and passenger service.
Jack Stein, late Engineer of the S.S. Regulus, has joined the Nimrod, and will take her over to London. He then proceeds to Glasgow, and will sit for a Ticket. Engineers Connolly, and Forward, also go in the Nimrod.
His Lordship Bishop Jones leaves during the second week in June, on an Episcopal visit to Bonavista and Catalina. On returning, His Lordship proceeds to White Bay and other Northern Missions, in his yacht Lavrock.
Supt. Sullivan had a wire yesterday from Burin, that on Wednesday night, two men were drowned at Bull Cove by the upsetting of a dory. They were George BAKER of Burin, and Enarehial EVILLY, of Trinity East. Their bodies have been recovered, but no particulars of the fatality have been received.
Two arrests were made by the Police last evening.
The express arrived at 5.30 this morning with several passengers.
A greater number of traps will be set on the local grounds this year, than for some time.
Nurse Edger continues to improve at Montreal, and it is now believed that she will recover.
Mr. M.F. O’Toole of Conception Harbor, who had been in town for several days on business, left for home by last evening’s train.
William Tibbs, who fell over Bowring’s wharf Wednesday morning, was before the Magistrate yesterday, who sent him to the Penitentiary for 30 days.
The funeral of the late Harold JEANS takes place tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock.
The schooner, Norah, Chudleigh, Cape Broyle, is ready to sail for Powells’ Head lighthouse and the Marconi Station at Cape Race.
The remains of Michael MURPHY of Kilbride, who died at Sydney, arrived by the express and will be interred at his native place today.
The S.S. Bruce left Port aux basques at 5.30 a.m. yesterday for North Sydney, and a Marconigram last night, said she was off Low Point at 1 p.m., and expected to dock an hour later.
Capt. McKinnon, of the lost Morena, who was exonerated by the Board of Marine as to the stranding of his ship, left for Montreal by yesterday’s express.
No local schooners were able to leave port yesterday, owing to the heavy sea outside, and fog. The men are anxiously waiting for a favorable time.
During the week, some unknown persons broke into the Parade Rink and broke several slot machines there. The matter was reported to the Police by Mr. Rice, and an effort will be made to capture the culprits.
The whaler Cachelot, Senney, sails today for Hawke’s Harbor, Labrador, to engage in the whale fishery. Mr. Collins of Placentia will be Manager of the factory again this year.
Messrs William Barter and James Abbott left by yesterday’s train for Placentia, en route to St. Bride’s, to erect Fr. Renouf’s new dwelling. The schooner Stells, at W & G Rendell’s wharf, is loading material for it, and sails as soon as a time offers.
Surveyor Noel and eight men, left by last evening’s express for S.W. Arm, Green Bay, to complete a survey of the land and settlements from Green Bay Islands to King’s Cove, and from the latter place to Rogue’s Harbor. They will be absent all summer."
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