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| October 1, 1907 || IN MEMORIAM || The Late Michael Flynn, Avondale:
Oh it is sweet to think Of those that are departed, While tears that have no pain Are tranquilly distilling
And the dead live again In hearts that love is filling.
On yesterday, the 29th September, there passed to his eternal home, Michael Flynn, eldest son of Capt. Patrick and the late Elizabeth Flynn, of Avondale, at the early age of 19 years, leaving a father, two brothers, and four sisters, to mourn the loss of a good and devoted son and brother. The death of our dear young friend is the more distressing, as this is the third occasion within the past three years that “pale Death has knocked at the door of Capt. Flynn.
The late Michael Flynn had prosecuted the fishery at Labrador, the present season, in his father’s vessel, and in the course of the voyage, contracted a cold which after some time, developed into a severe affection of the lungs. Returning to his home, about a fortnight since, it soon became painfully evident to his friends that his health was in a very precarious condition. After some days, he was taken by his father to Broad Cove and placed under the care of Dr. Dunn. But the disease had taken too great a hold on his system, and on the above date, fortified by the rites of Holy Church, and surrounded by loving friends, his soul winged its way to its eternal home.
Having known the deceased for some time, we are in a position to say that he was a truly good and pious young man, a credit to his friends, an ornament to the community in which he lived, and a devoted and faithful child of the Church to which he belonged. His good father, brothers and sisters, will have the sincere sympathy of the whole district in this, their time of sorrow.
‘Yet not as in the days Of earthly ties we love them; Another sweetness
shines Around their well known features; God with His glory, signs His dearly
ransomed creatures. Avondale, Sept 30th 1907.
| October 1, 1907 || MEN OVERBOARD || Shortly after ten o’clock last night, as four of the crew of the schooner Pitho, which arrived here a few days ago with a load of coal for A. Harvey’s & Co., were about to get in their boat at Job’s wharf, preparatory to boarding their vessel on the Southside, they heard a splash, and looking over the wharf, saw a man in the water. One of the crew, named Schroder, immediately jumped over the wharf to save him from drowning, but in jumping, struck their boat which was alongside, severely injuring his side. Two others of the Pitho crew had by this time got into the boat, and these fished out both men. The man who was first in the water proved to be James Dillon, of Murphy’s Square, and was in an intoxicated condition. He was landed on the wharf, and Constable Walters, who was summoned, took him to the Police Station, but there not being proper facilities there to enable the Police to take proper care of him, he was taken to his home. Schroder was taken by his companions to the night boat house at the King’s wharf, where the Officers gave him a hot cocoa and dried his cloths, and did everything possible for his companion. As it was evident that the man was suffering, Constable Devine and McCune were notified. These summoned Dr. Leslie, who responded, found his side to be considerably bruised, and gave stimulants. Owing to the lateness of the hour and there being a strong breeze blowing, it was deemed advisable to let the men remain there all night, which they did. |
| October 1, 1907 || A QUICK TRIP || The schooner Roanoke, Capt, Henry Petites, arrived at Oporto last week, after the remarkably quick run of 13 days, from the South West Coast. Capt Petites came around to Cape Race before shaping his course for Oporto, and it is believed that his passage from that point, was made in about ten days, as the weather was unfavourable for him to reach the Cape after sailing. The Roanoke has made ten round trips to Oporto since the new fish season opened. |
| October 1, 1907 || BIG DAMAGE || The two schooners that went ashore at Fogo, have been refloated, and are now being made ready for repairs. They are owned by Mr. H.J. Earle, and during the storm, parted the strongest gear that could be procured. Both schooners however, have since been refloated, and though badly damaged, will be able to be repaired, though it is estimated the cost each will exceed $1,500. |
| October 1, 1907 || BIGGEST CATCH FROM LABRADOR || The largest catch taken at Labrador this season by any of the “floaters was secured by one of Mr. H. Howlett’s schooners, of Twillingate, which had recently returned with 1,100 quintals. The other schooners owned by Mr. Howlett did poorly, some securing as little as 100 quintals. It is believed that during the last few days, there were several arrivals at Twillingate from Labrador, and that several have good fares. |
| October 1, 1907 || GOVERNOR AND PARTY ENJOYING THEIR TRIP || His Excellency Sir William MacGreger, Lady MacGreger, Rev. Dr. Pilot, and Mr. W.D. Reid, who have been up country the last week, have had a most enjoyable trip. Since leaving here, the weather has been exceptionally fine along that part of the line. Grand Falls, Bishop’s Falls, Millertown, and other places of importance, have been visited, and in each place, the Vice-Regal Party and Mr. W.D. Reid were well received. Yesterday, the party was at the Quarry, hoping to get a chance to shoot caribou, but unfortunately, none were seen. A specil train is with the party and it is likely that return will be made today. |
| October 1, 1907 || AT OPORTO || Since last report there has been a big increase of fish stock at Oporto, but the consumption shows but little increase. Within the last week there has been several arrivals, and the Newfoundland stocks amount to more than 16,000 quintals, while the consumption for last week is only about 5.000 qtls. The schooners Roanoke, Sydney Smith, and Jessie L Smith, reached Oporto, from the West Coast, a few days ago, all with cargoes of prime new fish. |
| October 1, 1907 || PERSONAL || Dr. McLeod, Bay Roberts, arrived in the city yesterday. Right Rev. Monsignor Walsh, Brigus, came to town by yesterday morning’s train. Mr. D.P. Osmond, Moreton’s Harbor, arrived in town by evening’s express.
Messrs V. Pippy, W. Pippy and W. Charles, who were shooting at Terra Nova,
returned by last evening’s train. |
| October 1, 1907 || NAUTICAL || S.S. Ulunda, Chambers, sails for Liverpool, this evening. S.S. Silvia arrived at Halifax at midnight on Saturday. S.S. Rosalind leaves New York today, for this port. Schooner Canada arrived from Sydney, yesterday, with coal to T. Walsh. Schooner Crystal Cream, Taff, arrived from Exploits yesterday afternoon, with 1,800 quintals fish, to Crosbie & Co. |
| October 1, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || The whaler Lynx, operating at Beavertown, has twenty-four fish landed to date.
At Flat Islands, B. B., the fishery has been very poor this summer, and some of the fishermen will find it hard, to tide over this coming winter.
There were seven arrests by the Police last night, all drunks, one of whom also broke four panes of glass in a shop window.
The Magisterial Enquiry into the death of William Bailey, was continued before Judge Conroy yesterday, a number of witnesses being examined.
The schooner Ceylon, Cooke, is now loaded with dry fish at Moreton’s Harbor, and is ready to leave for here. Her cargo is consigned to Bishop & Monroe.
At Salvage, B.B., the fishery is the worst for years. The best trip of the Labrador fleet is 500 quintals; the others only average about from 150, 100, and as little as 25 quintals.
Messrs Moore & Co., have been given the contract to install the heating and plumbing plant in Bowring Bros. block, Water St., and will begin work within a few days.
A number of the fishing boats were on the local grounds yesterday, and found fish plentiful. They had to return to port early however, owing to high seas and heavy rain.
During the late storm, the schooner Pauline, owned by Mr. D.P. Osmond, at Moreton’s Harbor, parted its chains. She injured her rudder and also her keel, and will come on here for repairs.
The following guests registered at the Crosbie yesterday; T E Bullard; L.A. Dean, Munday Bay; E.R. Carrington, W. Libbie, W. Williamson, Montreal: J.M. Curran, F. Manuel, Gambo; Mr. and Mrs. Queene, H. Fawn, D.P. Osmond, Moreton’s Harbor; F.C. Badcock, J. Bemister, Carbonear.
The old, Lady Glover, formerly in service here, is now being renovated and refitted at Sydney; having a new topsides built, new boiler, and her machinery over hauled. This is the third topsides the little steamer has had, on the original bottom, which must have been a remarkably good one. When finished, she will run between Prince Edward Island and the Magdalens. She is now named the Amherst.
Mr. I.J. Evelly, of Trinity, arrived in town yesterday on a short business trip. He is staying at the British House.
The schooner St. Elmo, Benson, is at Bowrings’ Wharf, loading provisions for Flower’s Cove, Straits of Bell Isle. She will take a cargo of fish and oil on her return trip.
Miss. Veronica Walsh arrived from Harbor Main by yesterday’s train, to resume her studies at Littledale Academy. Mrs. K. Walsh, who accompanied her daughter to town, returned by the 6 p.m. train to Harbor Main.
The schooner Annie, of Northern Bay, will take on board a part cargo of cement, to be used at the foundation of the new Church to be erected by the Catholic people of that place, reference to which is made in another column.
A large sperm whale, said to be over 100 feet in length, drove ashore at Heart Cove, near Grate’s Cove, during the recent storm. Several efforts were made to secure it by the fishermen of Grate’s Cove, but up to the time the schooner New Mary left on Saturday last, the sea was too rough to do so. If not destroyed by the waves, this whale will be a rich prize to those who succeed in obtaining portions of the huge cachalot
The schooner Norah, Chidley, Master, is loading supplies for Cape Spear Lighthouse, at S. March & Sons’ wharf. She sails the first favourable time.
The schooner Myrtle, Henry Dibbin, which arrived from Burin yesterday afternoon, had a very rough time before entering port. Being heavily laden, at times half the deck would be buried under the sea, but the little craft bore up bravely against it, and entered port in safety.
Job Bros. & Co. have installed an electric elevator on their premises, which will greatly facilitate the handling of large quantities of fish to be landed from schooners arriving in port. The elevator serves three floors, and is quite an improvement on the old style, of bringing barrows up a gallery, to the upper floors of the fish stores.
Jose Tenante, one of the crew of the banker Lottie Burns, who is suffering from typhoid, as reported by the News yesterday, was removed to the Fever Hospital during the afternoon.
Rev. S. Snowden, President of the Methodist Conference, and Rev. C. Lench, of Freshwater, arrived by last night’s train to take part in the ceremony of the laying of the corner stone of the Alexander St. Church this afternoon.
Yesterday afternoon, while one of the crew of the Fiona was passing some
packages from a dory to the King’s Wharf, he missed his footing and fell into
the water. He swam to the landing, and was helped out, none the worse for his
| October 1, 1907 || BIRTHS || HACKETT — This morning early, at George St. Parsonage, the wife of the Rev. Charles Hackett of a son. |
| October 2, 1907 || CARBONEAR || Mr. J. W. Janes passed through on Wednesday, returning from the city.
An Epworth League connected with the Methodist Church, was successfully organized in the Templar’s Hall last Monday night. Rev. G.H. Richardson being unanimously elected its President. Rev. T.B. Darby also instituted a Junior League as an auxiliary.
The schooner Grace arrived Saturday, laden with lumber for the Horwood Lumber Co., to be used in the erection of the Methodist School.
Mr. Young, Agent for the Singer Sewing Machine Co. of the city, paid a flying visit Friday to the local branch trade that is being conducted in Guy’s building.
Owing to the bad weather prevailing, a very small quantity of shore fish had found its way into the market as yet. Many trap owners have scarcely half the summer’s catch out of bulk.
Mr. and Mrs. Chanesy, of St. John’s, have been spending a short time here and were the guests of Mrs. Seager Pike.
A man by the name of John Dwyer, formerly a livier of Salmon Cove, but for the past four years a resident of St. Patrick’s, passed over to the great beyond a day or two ago, and was laid to rest in the R.C. Cemetery. Deceased, in company with his two sons, fished at Battle Harbor the present summer, but was compelled, owing to the recurrence of an internal trouble that incapacitated him in the early spring, to return home by the S.S. Home the last trip.
The preliminary enquiry into the case of the Crown vs. Monoah Hawker, was conducted before Judge Penney on Wednesday and Thursday, Superintendent Sullivan being present to represent the prosecution, whilst Mr. Donald Morison, K.C. appeared in the interest of his client, by whom the charge was made. The evidence submitted was found sufficient for an indictment at the autumn session of the Supreme Court. Bail was extended and the bonds renewed, Messrs Leander Pike and George A. Moulton being the responsible parties.
Levi March, Esq., J.P., Stipendiary Magistrate at Bay of Islands, arrived in town on Saturday.
A beautifully stained glass window has recently been placed in St. Patrick’s Church, its position being immediately to the rear of the altar. The window cost some $600 and is the gift of the Ladies Committee in connection with the Church.
At the S.A. Barracks Thursday night, a special meeting was arranged by Capt. Janes of the school, assisted by his pupils, the chief attraction being the shadowgraph, inside of which was performed many acts from familiar Bible narratives. The singing was led by an organ, with Miss Forward presiding. Ensign Stickland, of Harbor Grace was present, while the meeting was conducted under the guiding hand of Ensign Pitcher, who was by the way, lately been raised to the rank of Adjutant, an honour well merited and deserved.
Two Labrador schooners arrived on the 30th, viz., Capt. Jno Kennedy’s schooner Ida, and Messrs Rorke & Sons L & S, John Clarke, Master. Clarke left Francis Harbor on Saturday.
Mr. Moses Parsons was married by Rev. T.B. Darby, B.A., on Saturday night, to Miss Jane Taylor, daughter of the late William Taylor, Rock Hill. Some 25 guests participated in an elegant supper, specially prepared for the happy event.
The committee appointed to make arrangements for the Carbonear District S.S. Convention, are leaving nothing undone to make the gathering a very pleasant one, and it is hope that great benefit will be derived by every delegate attending. As far as we can learn, it is proposed to hold a sociable on the first afternoon of the sessions, commencing at 5 p.m. and followed at night with a public meeting, at which addresses will be delivered by Judge Penney, Mr. Bernard Parsons, and Rev. G.H. Richardson.
| October 2, 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || The schooner Gem, R. Churchill Master, of Bay Roberts, arrived in port on Friday afternoon and left again this morning.
Messrs Munn & Co.’s schooner Nellie Louise, is now loading fish for Brazil, and expects to get away in a few days if fine weather prevails.
The schooner Kingfisher, Capt. Huelin, will sail for St. John’s if a time offers, immediately after midnight Sunday.
Messrs R.D. McRae & Sons received word that their schooner Clara, Capt. Folk, had arrived at Gibraltar on Thursday, 18 days from Grady, Labrador.
The schooner Madelaine, Capt. Dorman, which left here for St. Julien’s some time ago, and which put into Catalina after the recent gale, for repairs, left that port today for the French Shore.
Rev. F. Smart and Mrs. Smart, are expected to have left Liverpool by the S.S. Siberian today, for St. John’s. Mr. and Mrs. Smart are on a several month visit to England.
Mr. John Gordon, who has been Assistant Druggist with Dr. Ames, arrived from the North Shore on Friday. Next Thursday week, Mr. Gordon will leave for Dalhousie, where he will study medicine.
The schooner Gem, E. Taylor, Master, of the Southside, arrived from Labrador on Friday night. This vessel was at Labrador at the time of the recent heavy gale here, and experienced no storm there.
Mr. W.J. Edgar, who is connected with the Stanley Adams Co., arrived here by this afternoon’s train to arrange for his Company performing at St. Paul’s Hall on Wednesday night. The company leaves again on Thursday.
Rev. N. Facey, temporarily in charge of Spaniard’s Bay, will take the service at St. Paul’s Church here tomorrow, while Rev. Canon Noel goes to Spaniard’s Bay that day. Rev. Frank Severne will do duty at Bishop’s Cove and Island Cove the same day.
Miss Ellis, Assistant Teacher at the C. of E. High School, will sever her connection with that school on Monday, and Miss Beatrice Noel will fill the position vacated by Miss Ellis.
Rev. Mr. Fenwick, of St. John’s, will conduct the service at the Presbyterian Church here tomorrow.
Mr. James Sheehan, arrived from Lewisporte via St. John’s by this afternoon’s train. Rev. J.W. Donnelly and Messrs John Casey, and W.H. Kennedy, came in by tonight’s train.
Mrs. W.G. Pushie and four children for St. John’s, and Mr. John G. Munn from Blaketown, left by Friday morning's train. Mr. R. Tobin for Bay Roberts; Miss Ellis for Spaniard’s Bay, and two ladies for St. John’s, went out by this evening’s train.
The friends of Lawyer O.M.A. Kearney, who has been confined to his home for several weeks through illness, are pleased to see him about again. Mr. Kearney, though not looking as well as he would wish, is feeling much better that for weeks past.
Miss Nellie and Florence Parsons, the former an Accountant at Messrs R. Rutherford & Co.’s, and the latter holding a similar position at the Hr. Grace Boot & Shoe Factory, went to St. John’s this week to spend a holiday with friends.
Messrs Eldred and Frank Hawkins left for St. John’s by this morning’s train. Messrs H.B. Curtis and Harold Simms, and Miss F. Parsons for St. John’s, and Mr. C.O. Parsons for Brigus, went out by this evening’s train.
Mr. M.J. O’Neil, who conducts an extensive commercial and fishery business at Bay de Verde, arrived by Friday afternoon’s train from St. John’s. He left this morning for Heart’s Delight, and expects to return to Carbonear today, in time to catch the S.S. Ethie for home.
The remains of the late Thomas HAWKINS, son of the late Captain Stephen Hawkins, a former resident of this town, were brought from St. John’s by Friday afternoon’s train. The brothers of the deceased, Eldred and Frank, accompanied the remains, which upon arrival here, were taken to Christ Church, thence to the C of E cemetery for interment.
Two little boys named Warren, one aged about 12 years, the other 10, set out this morning with the idea of walking to St. John’s, and making their way thence to Boston, where their parents reside. The boys are sons of Percy Warren and were living with their grandfather, Mr. James Warren, who early this morning, missed them and searched every conceivable place near home, in the hope of finding them. Eventually they were traced to Clark’s Beach, and later located nearby, and were brought back here tonight.
A man who believes he has just cause of a breach of contract against a Wharfinger who claims that the giving of contracts is not within his Province, appeared in Court today before W.J. Lynch, Esq., J.P., who heard the case with that with quiet ease which indicates perspicuity of insight, combined with an extensive knowledge of the law, and a desire to do justice. After hearing the evidence for both sides, His Worship was of opinion there was no case for plaintiff, so judgement was accordingly given for defendant. The alleged contract was for unloading coal from the schooner Nellie Louise, the plaintiff claiming that he was engaged to defendant before the schooner’s arrival here from Sydney, to shovel her cargo of coal, and that when the vessel did arrive, the contract was given to another party. The defendant did not admit that he had made the alleged agreement with plaintiff, who could not prove that the contract had been made.
CORRESPONDENT. Hr. Grace, Sept. 28th 1907.
| October 2, 1907 || FISHERY SHORT POOR VOYAGE || It is estimated that the total catch of fish for this season will be less than last year’s by about 300,000 quintals. The shortage is almost entirely due to the failure of the Labrador fleet and the vessels fishing on the North East Coast. This big shortage means a cash loss of about $1,500,000 to the fishermen's interests. The loss to the St. John’s business concerns is already being felt. |
| October 2, 1907 || TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE || Of the Crew of The dutchess Of Fife, During the Great Storm.
Editor Daily News: Dear Sir, — Two of the crew of the ill fated Duchess of Fife, and a passenger, a young girl of 15 or 16, arrived here yesterday, and from them we gather a sad recital of the hardships which they endured while battling for their lives.
On the 17th September, when two miles from Green Island, Catalina, the main sheet shackle burst, causing the mainsail to go out across the rigging. It being thick and blowing a gale, the Captain ordered her to be brought on a wind and run off the land until they could secure the sail, which was done after much risk of life and struggling. By this time they had run past Catalina, and before the wind.
On the 18th., the wind veered in around. The vessel was put under single reefs as the wind had moderated some, but before dark, another gale was on them, which caused them to take in the mainsail, put double reef and tie it up. The head sails were also stowed and secured, and a double reef put in the foresail, which was set, and she was headed in for land. Just before nine o’clock, the storm burst on them. The foresail was taken in and the vessel run under bare poles. About 9 o’clock, a heavy sea boarded her, causing havoc to schooner and crew. The Captain and Mate got their legs broken. Two others got pinned with the wreck, one not so bad as the other. As we shall see, the less injured man was the means of saving all the rest.
The Captain and others were got into the cabin and made as comfortable as possible, which was little enough, as the cabin was almost demolished and partly filled with water, which went in when the sea broke. The wheel was all carried away, and the compass and light were all broken up.
This cripple then began at the pump and to clear the deck. How he spent the night with his clothes dripping with water, with no light, and with the crew all in the cabin without help. Heaven only knows, I only voice the sentiments of the people when I say that if ever a man was awarded a medal for bravery in trying to save human life, Edgar Pye should get one, for the bruises which he bears today tell of what he endured.
When daylight broke, he, with another, who got over the shock of the night, fitted out the rudder, so as to steer the ship as well as possible, and to keep the water out, as the leak was gaining rapidly. About 2 o’clock, land was sighted, and a part of the staysail was got up and she was steered in the cove, which proved to be Lance Cove, a welcome sight indeed to them, as the victims were lying in the cabin wet and cold, with their legs broken, for 17 or 18 hours, with no fire or even warm drink. At 2.30 she ran ashore, and the crew were taken off by the kind people of that place, and the Doctors were sent for as soon as it was known that the crew were hurt. In the meantime, everything possible was done for their comfort, for which they are thankful.
The young lady passenger proved herself a heroine, for after the crew got broken up, she would get on deck and do all in her power for the men who were injured. Unfortunately she could not do much, as everything was soaked with water. The name of this plucky young lady is Fanny Chalk, and she should rank amongst the Florence Nightingales of the world.
This is only a poor sketch of their sufferings. In the meantime, the Government seems to have been very slow in sending a steamer to convey the sufferers to the General Hospital. We are taking stock of this. It is something like our local experience. At nine o’clock yesterday morning the Doctor was called to look after Edgar Pye, but did not put in his appearance till 4 in the evening, when he ordered the leg to be painted, as it was swelled too much to see if it was out of place, saying that he would call again the next day; but his call did not materialize as he went on a vacation, and it is rumoured that it will be some time before he is home to see if the bone is out of place. It is time that this kind of thing was looked into.
Thanking you for space, Mr. Editor. Yours truly, X.Y.Z. Brooklyn, Sept. 25th,
| October 2, 1907 || NAUTICAL || S.S. Rosalind left New York for this port, at noon yesterday. American schooner Lottie Burns, cleared for the banks yesterday. S.S. Cacouna left Sydney at 8 a.m. yesterday, and is due here tonight. S.S. Bonavista is due from Montreal via Charlottetown and Sydney, tomorrow. Schooner Maggie Sullivan, George Downer, Master, sails this morning for Fogo, to load fish from J.W. Hodge. S.S. Halifax City is now eight days out from Liverpool, to J & W. Pitts, and may be expected today or tomorrow. S.S. Ulunda, Capt. Chambers, sails for Liverpool at 10 a.m. today, taking a full cargo of fish, oil, lobsters, etc. |
| October 2, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || The Bruce is due at Port aux Basques this morning.
The brigt. Mayflower, Dillon, sailed yesterday for Oporto with a cargo of new fish, from A Goodridge & Sons.
His Excellency the Governor and party, who were along the line last few days, returned to town at noon yesterday, after a very pleasant trip.
Constable Hickey and Grandy, of the East End, have resigned from the force. Both men were smart young officers, and their leaving the force is a loss to the organization.
Miss Maggie McGrath, who has been visiting friends in the city the last four weeks, left for her home in New York by yesterday’s express.
Some of the local fishermen went on the grounds yesterday, but soon had to return, owing to the heavy sea. Fish was plentiful and all the boats would have loaded, only the sea was so heavy.
Two girls 15 and 16 years respectively, were before the Magistrate yesterday, charged with disorderly conduct. They were fined $10 each or 30 days imprisonment. The finds were paid.
At Salvage, the shore fishery is the worst for 17 years. The catches for traps average from 25 quintals to 75 quintals. At Flat Islands, it is a total failure, and the people will likely be in poor circumstances the coming year.
The schooner Critic, belonging to S. Brown, of Keels, B.B., built by Oldford Brothers, Tickle Cove, was slightly damaged during the storm. This schooner was strongly built in the beginning, which saved her from becoming a total loss to the owner.
The S.S. Portia, on her last trip North, took four buoys, which will be moored in Stag Harbor Run, to mark the channel. They were landed at Seldom-Come-By, and were to be placed in proper position by the fishermen of that place.
Business on Water St., the last two nights, is the worst known for several years; scarcely enough money being taken to pay for the lighting of the stores. A rush however, is expected as soon as fine weather sets in, and schooners begin to arrive with fish.
The weather along the line yesterday, was fairly fine, the temperature averaging about 45 above. Last night the reports were: Port aux Basques — Calm, fine, 48 above. Bay of Islands — W., fresh, dull, 30 above. Quarry — N.E., strong, dull, 42 above. Bishop’s Falls — N.W., calm, dull, 48 above. Clarenville — N.E., light, dull, 42 above. Whitbourne — N.E., strong, raining, 48 above.
A West Ender picked up a dollar bill in the Fish Market, in Steer’s Cove yesterday, and nothing but trouble followed the find. A seaman, who purchased a fish there, lost a five dollar note, and hearing that money had been picked up, accused the West Ender of having his money. The latter asked the amount lost, but was not given a satisfactory reply, and refused to hand over the dollar. Last night, Constable White was endeavouring to settle the matter.
The wires of the Postal Telegraph were interrupted between St. John’s and Greenspond, yesterday afternoon.
Sailmakers find business a little dull just now, but they anticipate having quite a rush when the bulk of the outport craft come in, as many of them had sails damaged in the heavy winds of the last few weeks, which will need repairing.
There were only two arrests by the Police yesterday, both being drunks.
The streets were very quiet last night, considering the number of outport people now in town. Not a single arrest was made by the Police after tea.
Yesterday evening, a string of heavy horses and trucks, laden with goods to be shipped by the S.S. Prospero, filled Bowring’s wharf, and extended half way up the Cove to Water St.
The weather conditions on the Labrador Coast have considerably improved during the past week enabling the fish to be made, and several cargoes are now ready to be shipped across.
The S.S. Euphrates, Captain G. Barbour, left Battle Harbor Monday night for St. John’s, via Wesleyville. She secured about 1,100 quintals fish for the season’s work at Northern Labrador. This has been landed at Battle Harbor to be cured, and will be shipped to market from there, direct.
Mr. John Osborne, who was so severely injured in the electrical accident a
short time ago, was taken to the Hospital yesterday afternoon. He is far from
well yet, and it will be some time before he will be completely recovered from
the effects of the shock to his system. The wrist which was burned, is still
very bad, and the danger of blood poison is not yet passed.
| October 3, 1907 || SPLENDID WORKMANSHIP || The trowel presented to the Hon. James Pitts on the occasion of laying the corner stone of the new Methodist Church, on Tuesday Oct 1st 1907, was one of rare beauty; the solid silver blade was beautifully engraved, showing a perfect picture of the Church as it will look when finished, underneath which, is the following inscription, “Presented to Hon. James Pitts, C.M.G., on the occasion of laying the cornerstone of Wesley Church, St. John’s Nfld., Oct. 1st 1907, the whole displaying excellent and artistic workmanship. Very great credit is due Mr. R.H. Trapnell, the maker. |
| October 3, 1907 || STORM AT BURGEO || The North East storm of yesterday was severely felt on the West Coast, and it is feared that considerable damage has been caused. It was particularly severe at Burgeo, the wind being the heaviest experienced for several years. A tremendous sea hove in, and the schooners anchored in the harbor came near driving ashore. Heavy cables had to be put out from the different vessels, and made fast on shore, to keep them from driving on the beach. About 9 p.m. the storm subsided, without any loss resulting. |
| October 3, 1907 || SCHOONER HAD ROUGH TRIP || The little 17 ton schooner Devonia, Mark Mowland, Master, of Musgrave Harbor, fish laden, arrived in port Tuesday evening, after an eventful ten hour run from Catalina, and is now at Duder’s wharf. When she left Catalina Tuesday morning, it was blowing only a fair breeze, but when she got a few miles from land the sea was very rough, and as the wind began to increase, there was nothing left to do but run before it. Twice the mainsail had to be hauled down, when the squalls became heavier than usual, and her decks were swept by the mountainous seas, which continuously chased the little craft at a fearful rate, as if seeking to make her their prey and engulf her in their dread depths. Entering the narrows, the danger seemed to have increased, as the water was a seething mass of foam, and not till Chain Rock was passed was the vessel out of danger. Though the time was short, yet it was the roughest ever experienced by any person on board, and all were glad when port was reached in safety. Mr Herbert Gillingham, one of the lighthouse keepers on Penguin Islands, came passenger by her, to study at one of the city colleges. |
| October 3, 1907 || LIGHTING STORM SOUTHERN SHORE || One of the heaviest lighting storms in recent years, was experienced along the Southern Shore, last evening. From 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. the storm raged with relentless fury, and the heavy detonations following each thunder clap, could be heard for many miles. In places, trees were uprooted and destroyed by the lighting, though fortunately, no damage was done to property. |
| October 3, 1907 || DEATH OF MR. NASH || Mr. John Nash, one of the pioneer farmers of St. John’s West, died at his home, Nashville, Topsail Road, last evening, after a protracted illness. Deceased came here from Ireland in 1846, and since then has been actively engaged in farming, at which he was very successful, having by industry and tact, established one of the best farms that Newfoundland can boast of. Mr. Nash was a kind, genial disposition, charitable to a fault, and held in kindly regard by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. A large family is left to mourn him, to who the News extends sympathy. |
| October 3, 1907 || WORK ON THE S.S. MICMAC || St. Mary’s Oct 2nd. — After considerable salving operations on the S.S. Micmac, we are glad to say that under favourable weather conditions, this ship can be refloated. We understand that the salvers have great faith in their undertaking, and expect to have the steamer on Dry Dock within a short time. |
| October 3, 1907 || HEALTH NOTES || Three more cases of scarlet fever have been reported since last issue, one each from 10 Duckworth St., 43 ½ Signal Hill, and 32 Central St. The patients in the first two instances, have been removed to the Fever Hospital and the other is being nursed at home. The homes on Duckworth St. and Signal Hill Road will undergo disinfection today, as well also, the home at 59 Freshwater Road. Michael Juke, of the city, suffering from nervous debility, and Lizzie Greeley, of Portugal Cove, suffering from rheumatism, were admitted to the Signal Hill Hospital yesterday, for treatment. |
| October 3, 1907 || DEATH OF A BELOVED PHYSICIAN || The Passing of Dr. Stabb: At 5.45 p.m. yesterday, the spirit of Dr. Frederic A Stabb passed into the Great Unseen. For the past nine months he had been unwell, but faithful to duty, remained at his post, hoping that kindly time would soon restore him to his wonted strength. But it was not to be. Three or four weeks ago he was attacked with pleurisy. Recovering, he resumed his work, only to suffer a relapse. Complications set in and an operation seemed to offer the only possible hope, and that but a feeble one. His physicians yesterday, went prepared to do all that skill and devotion could suggest, but it was soon seen that the patient’s condition would not permit. He lingered for some hours, and his spirit passed with the passing daylight.
Dr. Stabb was born on July 13th 1866, and was the only son of the late Dr. Stabb, the Founder, and first Superintendent of the Lunatic Asylum. He sprang from a family that has been closely identified with the professional, commercial, and social history of Newfoundland. The principals of the old firms of Ewen Stabb, and Nicholas Stabb & Sons, were his immediate relatives, whilst Henry J. Stabb, Esq., of the present H.J. Stabb & Co., is his cousin. Two sisters survive him, Mrs. A.S. Rendell and Mrs. Walter B. West.
As a pupil at Bishop Field College, and subsequently at Lennoxville, P.Q., and in his studies in the Old Country, Dr. Stabb distinguished himself. When about 18 years ago, he commenced the practice of his profession in his native town, he was warmly welcomed, and soon became the physician beloved. For several years he has been associated with his warm friend, Dr. Rendell, as visiting Physician to the General Hospital.
His was a disposition of exceptional sweetness. Retiring and modest, he was in the truest sense of the word, a gentleman. Till comparatively recently, he had been prominent in athletic circles, winning laurels as a cricketer and football player; whilst as coxswain of the City Boat Club, his form was familiar to the thousands who annually throng the banks of Quidi Vidi. His nature was of the kindliest. It may safely be said that not one who knows him can find an unkind word to say of him; but what is more rare may be said with equal certainty, that Dr. Stabb has never been known to say an unkind word of another. He was oft spoken of as a “polished gentleman, but the term was in a sense a misnomer, for his gentle nature bore the stamp of loyalty and sincerity, and of courtesy, charity, and Christian manliness. He is gone, but, “The beauty of his better self lives on. “
The death of Dr. Stabb leaves a vacancy in the life of our city, as well as in the hearts of his relatives and friends. Men such as he, are a benison to the place of their residence, and a source of justifiable pride to the land of their birth. To his immediate friends, the hearts of the people will go out in sympathy, whilst all who knew the late Dr. Stabb,
will recognize that his passing is an irreparable loss. His kindly smile and
courteous greeting will be sorely missed, and many years will elapse ere this
memory fades. While, though he has passed to a wider sphere, into whose rest or
activities an unknowing world cannot penetrate. “Nothing can bereave him Of the
force he made his own. Being here; and we believe him Something far advanced in
state, And that he wears a truer crown Than any wreath that man can weave him.
| October 3, 1907 || THE MOVEMENT OF THE 20TH CENTURY || One of the most extraordinary proofs of the prosperity and enterprise of the fishermen and farmers of Torbay, Flat Rock, and Pouch Cove, that ever met the sight, was that witnessed in coming over the road from the second named place to the city on Tuesday morning last, between 1 and 3. The horses and carts to town on business, were then bound home, and every one of them, some thirty in number, were with a half dozen exceptions, piled with building lumber and materials. In whatever direction you cast your eyes in those villages, new cottages and outbuildings are going up; and this is the secret of the great quantity of lumber hauled over the road; and what was seen on Tuesday last is only what is going on, it is stated, every favourable day, when the villagers are returning home.
Cheering spectacle! Ten Thousand times so, because it is the outcome of the persevering labour on sea and land of our noble race of fishermen-farmers. Never was there witnessed such a cross of energy, industry and hope in the hearts of the people, as that now manifested in their works and conduct, when they find the fruits of their labour, particularly that of the staple article, so handsomely appreciated. In those “Indian-meal times, now past thank God, you will hear them say, “We only could scrape out a bare living, and many times not that, without work on the roads. Now, with a good price for fish, we can improve our position and see better prospects for our children. We have to work and put together the best voyage we can, as we never had before.
Accordingly, there is not a day safe enough to sail or row out to the fishing
ledges, that the boats do not troop off; and the fishery will be continued
through this month. Considerable care is being taken to bring the cure to as
high a grade as possible, for the sake of higher valuation. There are many
matters of improvement and advancement in those villages that have taken place
“after long years, but these must remain over, for consideration till another
time. G. October 2, 1907.
| October 3, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || The brigt Grace is now due from Sydney, with a cargo of coal.
Partridges were offered in the market yesterday, at 85 cents a pair.
The barqt. Rosina, Johns, has arrived at Maceio after a passage of 50 days, all well.
Sir R.G. Reid, Lady Reid, and Miss Reid, arrived at Montreal Monday last, having had a splendid passage from here.
The S.S. Home reports stormy weather in the Straits the last few days. A number of fishermen returned to Bay of Islands by the steamer.
Yesterday was one of the dullest on record along Water St. Several of the stores did not have a single customer, last night. A few of the shops closed at 8 o’clock.
The Police had a hard time in the storm of last night, several of them getting a good wetting. They were given relief at hour intervals, by order of Inspector Grimes.
Mr. Basil Noah, brother of Mr Kalleem Noah, died at the latter’s home yesterday, after a short illness. Deceased came here from Burlington, Vermont, a few weeks ago, on a visit to his friends, and was stricken with illness about a week ago. Interment takes place tomorrow.
The storm of yesterday and last night, was badly felt about the city, particularly on the higher levels, where many windows were blown in and several houses inundated. Most of the street gullies became choked during the night, and the Council employees were engaged up to midnight, clearing them.
Rev. Dr. Whealen, P.P. North River, was in the city yesterday on business.
The weather along the line yesterday, was the roughest for several weeks. A strong gale of N.E. wind, with heavy rain, was experienced, the temperature averaging about 35 above.
There was only one arrest by the Police last night, a drunk, and the streets were very quite; due no doubt, to the disagreeable weather prevailing, which kept most people in doors.
The S.S. Mary is now loaded at G. Neal’s Wharf, waiting for the sea to abate, as having a full deck load, in addition to her regular cargo, it would be risky to venture out in such a heavy sea.
The Ulunda was ready to leave yesterday morning, but owing to the heavy sea on, it was deemed advisable for her to remain until it has lessened. During the afternoon, there being a heavy undertow, she pulled out into the stream and anchored there.
A young lad, names James Moakler, picked up a new suit of oil clothes Tuesday evening, on Duckworth St. near the beach, evidently the property of some country person, who lost it from his cart. The owner can get his property at the store of Dunne Brothers, corner of Duckworth Street and Haymarket Square.
It was very rough along the water front yesterday. The schooner Norah, that was loading supplies for Cape Spear lighthouse, at S. March &Sons’ wharf, had to haul off and get a tug to take her to a place of safety in the West End yesterday morning, leaving some of her freight behind on the wharf.
The Prosper did not get away yesterday, owing to the heavy sea raging. She will remain until the storm abates.
The S.S. Bonavista is due from Montreal and Gulf ports, this evening.
Constable Hickey, who resigned from the Police Force Monday, has accept a position in the Sub Station.
The S.S. Bruce arrived at Port aux Basques at 10.20 a. m. yesterday, having been detained at North Sydney by the late arrival of the I.C.R. express. The following passengers got off at Port aux Basques; Sister M Joseph O’Rielly, Sister McCormack, Mrs. C Fitzgerald, Mrs. W. DeGrish, Mrs. W. Parker, R and Mrs. Rogers, L.M. Woods, T. Chafe, P. Marker, W.H. Parsons, P. Ryan, C.N. Hall, R. Watson, M. Tompkins, F.H. Whitely, K.H.S. and Mrs. Parker, Miss M. Andrews, Dr. W. Grant, J. Martin, D. Carter, Dr. R.J. McDoanld in saloon, and 52 second class. The express is due at 2.30 p.m.
Some of the first who were at the scene of the fire of Mr. Phil Malone’s house, on the Torbay Road on Tuesday, were Messrs Edward Snow and Charley Parsons, who lived nearby, and who did good work in saving what they could from the devouring flames that destroyed Malone’s homestead, and it is very creditable to these two, for their assistance in such emergency.
Margaret Ann, wife of Mr. Medeph Bowdren, and daughter of Constable Green, died at Bell Island, Sept. 26th., after a tedious illness. Deceased was only 24 years old, and expired at the day and hour of the first anniversary of her wedding. Deceased was a general favourite,
and much sympathy is expressed at her early demise.
| October 3, 1907 || DEATHS || STABB — On Wednesday, October 2nd., Frederic A Stabb, M.R.C.S.L.R.C.P. (Lond), aged 41 years. Funeral on Friday at 2.30 p.m., from his late residence, Duckworth St.
NASH — Last evening, John Nash a native of the parish Mullinahome, County Tipperary, Ireland, aged 77 years, 61 of which he spent in this country, leaving a widow, 4 sons, 2 daughters and 1 brother, to mourn their sad loss. Funeral on Friday at 1.30 p.m., from his late residence, Nashville Farm; Topsail Road; friends and acquaintances please accept this the only intimation.
NOAH — Yesterday morning after a short illness, Basil Noah, a native of Lebanon. Funeral tomorrow (Friday) at 2.30 p.m., from the residence of his brother, Mr. Kelleem Noah, Water St. West. Friends and acquatances will please attend without further intimation.
BOWDREN — At Bell Island, Sept. 26th, after a long illness, borne with Christian resignation to the Divine Will, Margaret Ann, beloved wife of Medeph Bowdren,
and daughter of Catherine and Constable Thomas Greene, aged 24 years. A husband,
father, mother, four brothers, and sister, are left to mourn their loss. —
| October 3, 1907 || NOTE OF THANKS || Mr. Medeph Bowdren and Const. T Green, of Bell Island, wish to thank Mrs. David Jackman, Mrs. Giles Foot, Mrs. Daniel Steele, and the Misses Dormady, for floral wreaths to adorn the coffin of their beloved one. |
| October 4, 1907 || NEW CHURCH AT NORTHERN BAY || Eleven years ago, the good people of Northern Bay realized that a new Church was required, and they approached their beloved priest, the Rev. Father Roe, with reference to the matter. With rare wisdom, the popular pastor reminded them of the burdens that always accompanied debt, and advised a course of action, that was immediately adopted, and has been carried out with the best results. This course was in brief, annual contributions in accordance with annual prosperity. The moneys were placed in the bank, and have since been accumulating interest, and with yearly additions. Now the people are ready to “arise and build, and when the new edifice is erected, it will be free from debt. As soon as the fishermen return home the foundation will be laid, and within a short time the dream of eleven years will be now accomplished fact. The new building will be alongside the old Church, a few yards to the Westward, and near the Presbytery. It will be cruciform in shape and about 90 feet long. The Rev. Father Roe has given an object lesson in thrift and sound financial sense. If all our Churches were built on the same lines — money on hand before the work was commenced — what heart burnings and anxieties would be saved the burden-bearers, and what untold possibilities for good would be opened up. It is debt that cripples enterprise. The Church that groans beneath the burden is as much handicapped as is the man who tries to run a business without capital. The people of Northern Bay are to be congratulated on the prospect of a new Church at an early date, that will be free from dept, owing to the admirable foresight of Father Roe, around whom for so many years, centred the spiritual and temporal interest of the large parish. |
| October 4, 1907 || SAW A MOOSE || On Tuesday last, two local guides, Messrs James Parsons and Jno LeMoine, and an American sportsman Mr. Sears, saw a bull moose quite near the railway track at Sandy Pond Crossing. The animal was in splendid condition, and carried a magnificent set of antlers. The presence of the men within thirty yards of the moose, did not seem to frighten it. Three years ago, four moose were imported, and liberated about two miles East of Sandy Pond Crossing. They evidently had been well within that region ever since, and this was the first time either of them had been seen for a long time. It is absurd to think that the country can be stocked with moose by the importation of four of them; and now that it has been demonstrated without a doubt, that these animals can thrive in Newfoundland, the Government should make arrangement for the importation of forty or fifty more next spring. — Western Star. |
| October 4, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || About 100 brace of partridge came in by last night’s train, from different points along the shore line.
Fleet & Co., the Scotch herring curers, have purchased the steamer Matilda from Mr. R. Scott, Fogo, and will use her during the herring fishery at Bay of Islands.
Constable Grouchy of the West End, was taken ill yesterday, and is now being treated by a Doctor. It will likely be some days before he will be able to resume duty.
One of the crew of a Grand Bank schooner, fell over Bowring’s wharf last night, while drunk. He was rescued by some men who, fortunately were on the wharf, and taken to the Police Station, where he spent the night.
It was still storming along the railway last night, and the wires continued to be interrupted. Norris Arm reported a N.E. gale, with heavy rain; Clarenville, N.W., strong, raining, and Whiteburne, E., foggy, raining, 43 above.
At present are not quite one hundred outport craft in port, while at this time last year there were several hundred in port, all with cargoes of fish. With a change of wind there will be a big fleet along, and no doubt an increase in business in consequence.
The N.E. storm of Wednesday and yesterday, created a terrific sea in Conception and Trinity Bays, which did considerable damage to flakes, etc. In the harbor, a big undertow hove in, and several schooners were more or less damaged at the wharves. Some of the stages near Fort Amherst, were also injured, but can be repaired at a small cost. Along the railway, the lines are down West from Norris Arm, and at that place, the storm was still raging last night.
Rev. J. O’Callaghan, who recently arrived from Ireland, will be ordained at the R.C. Cathedral at 8 this morning, by His Grace Archbishop Howley.
Wednesday night’s storm was severely felt along the railway. Passengers who arrived by the express yesterday, say that the wind was terrific, while the rain was the heaviest they ever witnessed. Notwithstanding the storm, the express, however made good time.
There were two arrests by the Police last night, one drunk, and one for larceny, as referred to elsewhere.
The Magisterial Inquiry into the death of Wm. Bailey, was continued before Judge Conroy yesterday, several witness being examined.
Mr. R. Rogers. of the sub-station, who with his wife, has been visiting friends in Boston and New York, returned by yesterday’s express.
A labourer of the East End was arrested by Constable Walters last evening, on a suspicion of stealing a quantity of rope, which he had in his possession at the time.
The following guests registered at the Crosbie yesterday: D.H. McDouglallm Wabana; Mrs. P. Lee, Marcella Lee, Carbonear; Miss Barrett, Bay Roberts, Miss Chamberlin, Montreal; H.B. Chamberlain, Grand Falls; Dr. J.J. Noll and wife, New York.
The council holds its regular weekly session at 7.30 this evening .
Mr. D.W. McDougall, Supt. D.I. & S. Co., Bell Island, arrived in town yesterday, and is at the Crosbie.
S.S. Adventure, Capt. Couch, sailed at midnight for Botwoodville and Lewisport,
to load lumber for New York.
| October 4, 1907 || DEATHS || FIELD — Fortified by the rights of the Holy Catholic Church, there passed pecefully away Wednesday morning, Richard Field, in his 62nd year. Deceased leaves a widow, two brothers and one sister to mourn the loss of a good husband and brother. Funeral takes place today Friday at 2.30 p.m., from his late residence, St. John Place, off Brine St. No crepe. |
| October 5, 1907 || BRUCE PASSENGERS || The Bruce arrived at Port aux Basques at 9 a.m. yesterday, with 42 passengers, including Miss G. Noel, Miss F. Templeman, Miss J Hearld, Mrs. J Ford, Mrs. N Fisher, Mrs J.T. Morine, P.M. Lagoin, G.T. Mrs. and Master Hardy, G. Sutherland, E.H. Robinson, G.C.T. Lacey, A. Norman, G.W. Smith, A. Nardini, Rev. J McNeil, C.A. Warren, H. Cann, J.D. Zine, and R. Cameron, the express is due at 1.30 p.m. |
| October 5, 1907 || FIVE LADS ARRESTED || On Thursday night, the store of A & S. Roger on Water St., was broken into, and the cash drawer, containing about seven dollars, rifled. Entrance was effected trough a back window which had been previously boarded up; the boards being forced open by a piece of iron bar. The affair was reported to the Police, yesterday morning, and Detective Byrne put on the case, with the result that two lads were arrested by him, yesterday afternoon. While the Detective was looking for these lads, another case was reported to him, this time from New Gower St. Mr. Andrew Squires, who keeps a store near Campbell’s, went down town, yesterday morning, leaving a man who was working around the shop, in charge. There was about eight dollars in the till at the time. Upon his return, at 12.30, $5.00 in silver was missing. The Detective, on being informed of the circumstances, had his suspicions of a certain lad, and while looking for the culprits in the Roger case, met him, and placed him under arrest. He implicated two other lads, one of whom was with him at the time. The other was located by the Detective about 10.30 last night, and taken to the Police Station. All of the lads arrested are old offenders, and have been before the Court on several occasions previously, one of them being up only a few weeks ago for a similar offence, when he was let off with a fine. Some of the money stolen was found on the lads, but the greater part had been spent. Detective Byrne deserves great credit of the manner in which he effected the capture of the culprits, as he has practically nothing to work on in either instance. |
| October 5, 1907 || FUNERAL OF DR. STABB || Yesterday afternoon, all that was mortal of the late Dr. F.A. Stabb, was laid to rest in the family plot at the Church of England Cemetery. The funeral was attended by a very large concourse of citizens of all members of the medical profession, who attended in a body, walking immediately after the relatives. Representatives from the offices of the three brigades were also present. A beautiful casket, furnished by Undertaker Lawrence, enclosed the remains and was covered with flowers, testifying to the esteem in which the late Doctor was held. The service at the cemetery was very impressive, being conducted in the Chapel by Rev Canon Dunfield, and at the grave side by His Lordship, Bishop Jones. At the close, Benediction was pronounced by the Bishop, and the mortal remains of the late Frederick Stabb was left to await the last great trumpet at Judgement Day. |
| October 5, 1907 || RIGEL SAFE FALSE REPORT || The story in yesterday’s Herald, reporting the the loss of the banker Rigel, Capt. Clyde Lake, with all hands, is we are glad to say, perfectly groundless. The Rigel was at Ship Harbor, Labrador, Sept. 9th, and Capt. reported to passing schooners that he would call at St. John’s on his way home, but would not be leaving for some time. Since then, Mr. Jabez Manuel had a letter from one of his dealers at Ship Harbor, which is of date about ten days ago, saying that the Rigel was at Ship Harbor, and doing well. Ship Harbor, as is known to all Labrador fishermen, is less than 30 miles North of Battle Harbor, and if the Rigel had come South, her leaving would have been known. When the Erik was coming South, three bankers were seen off Domino, one of which was supposed to be Rigel, which has gone North to Ship Harbor. The report of her loss is supposed to have originated from North Sydney, where several banker’s have arrived recently badly damaged; and missing the Rigel from the grounds, thought she has foundered in the recent storm. The Rigel is a staunch vessel, and no fears for her safety need be entertained. |
| October 5, 1907 || HALIFAX CITY FROM LIVERPOOL || S.S. Halifax City, Capt. Aldridge, entered port from Liverpool at 4.30 p.m. yesterday. Liverpool was left on Tuesday the 24th., and from that day until port was reached, bad weather was had. Heavy gales, rough seas, fog and rain was the weather bill of fare for the whole passage, and the trip was one of the worst the Captain has ever experienced. Land was first sighted Thursday morning, but the sea was too heavy for the steamer to attempt to enter port, and she put to sea again. The Halifax brought about 500 tons cargo, 10 bags and 5 baskets of mail, but no passengers. She sails again for Halifax about mid-day. |
| October 5, 1907 || BONAVISTA ARRIVES || S.S. Bonavista, Capt. Fraser, arrived in port at nine o’clock last night, from Montreal, via Charlottetown and Sydney. She left the latter port at 6 a.m. Wednesday, and was caught in the same storm as experienced by the Cacouna. On Wednesday night it was very rough; tremendous seas broke over the ship continuously, and seven head of cattle, part of her large deck load, were washed overboard and lost. On Thursday evening, the gale moderated somewhat, enabling the ship to make a little headway, and yesterday, fair weather was had. The ship brought about half cargo, including 103 head cattle and a large number of sheep; and the following passengers: Mr. J.V. O’Dea, Mrs. J.U. Lilly, Miss J Ash, in saloon and five steerage. |
| October 5, 1907 || BRIGUS NEWS || The schooners Riseover, Sunshine, Puritan, S.E. Teel and Hyacinth, arrived from Labrador on Monday last. The Puritan and Sunshine left a day before the Riseover, but the latter arrived two hours ahead of either.
A hair dressing parlour has been lately opened in the East End, its Proprietor, Mr. Albert Henry, being an expert with the razor and scissors, and we wish him success in his new enterprise.
Mrs. John Hiscock had a Marconigram from Comfort Bright, stating that the schooner Snow Queen had arrived there with 350 quintals.
Mr. A. Smith, Mr. Crow and Miss Ethel Smith left for Harbor Grace this morning, to take in the Stanley Adams show there tonight.
Mr. Thomas Walker, Jr., arrived from Labrador by Mondays express, having gone to Lewisporte on the S.S. Aggie.
The grant of $50 for widening the road and filling in the hollow on the road to the Cove, has not been spent yet. If the personal interests of the Road Board where concerned in the matter, it would undoubtedly have been utilized long ago. A rule was passed some time ago refusing work to members of the Board. Shortly after, some who always had a job on the road, resigned. If a law were passed that no commission would be allowed on grants, we would not be surprised to hear of the remaining members resigning also.
Rev. Mons. Vietch of Conception Harbor was in town on Tuesday last.
Mr. John Rabbitts visited Heart’s Content and vicinity last week, on business connected with the Insurance scheme. Their losses to date have been exceptionally small, considering the boisterous weather to date.
Jerrett’s schooner J.F. Norton, arrived at Indian Harbor, from Northern Labrador, last week with 300 quintals..
Our lumber stocks are getting short. Owing to the high figures for same, and the poor fishery, dealers do not care to carry a large stock this winter.
CORRESPONDENT, Brigus, Oct 2, 1907.
| October 5, 1907 || FROM PIER TO PIT || Bell Island, Sept. 30th. — Your correspondent visited Lance Cove yesterday in the afternoon — a beautiful day, reminding one of July evening rather than the last of September. On the road going down to the Cove, one of the prettiest scenes I ever saw lay spread to view, and the quite of the balmy evening, in the air of which floated the scent of new mown hay, gave a fairy like enchantment to the scene. When viewed from the side of the Bay, the two Islands — midway between the mainland and Bell Island — Kelly Island and Little Bell Island, appear in the shape of two gigantic battleships, with prows and beam distinctly outlined. It is a pretty sight for the tourist or the lover of landscape.
In their own way, the people of this side (South) of Bell Island are as prosperous and as successful as the Northern section. Farm growth has been abundant, and agriculture generally is in a flourishing condition, nor is there disease of any kind amongst the residents. Here also, are the residences of nearly all of the important men of the Island, and some very pretty villas are to be seen, while telephone connection from pier to pit is established to the various residences of the different department heads. There is no fishing prosecuted to any extent at all by the people here — mining and farming being the principal industries of the place.
The only wave of discontent here, exists amongst the few Government officials resident on the Island, and there are complaints I understand, forwarded to either the late Min. of Justice or the acting, relative to certain defects existing in connection with officials under the control of the department. It is rumoured that an investigation is being or will be made, and in all probability, the facts will be public property ere long.
Head Dawe is doing special duty here, and has made himself very disagreeable amongst the miners of the North Side. He is endeavouring to put down the sale of hop beer, but plays a very professional game of bluff at times. He summoned a man a few day ago for a breach of the Licence Act viz., being on the premises where hop beer is sold. When the case came up however, the man found that he had not to answer for the crime of being on a hop beer premises; but the gallant Head Dawe, by amending the tenor of the summons, found that his crime was refusing to give his name, for which he was find $2 and cost. I have heard that a motion is afoot to memorialize Inspector General McCowan over the signatures of the men of Wabana and Chambers, from amongst them, on the grounds that he is interfering with their rights as British subjects, and making unnecessary trouble for sober and industrious men.
The sad affair of Thursday last, by which young Holland was killed on the car track, ought to be a warning to all pedestrians on Bell Island. A public road exists here for general affairs traffic, and the Companies roads to the pier are merely built for conveying ore from the interior for shipment, and are private property. The cars are “gripped to the endless wire cable, always moving at about three miles an hour, but these cars are not to be relied upon, as they often lose their “grip and become “runaway cars and on inclines, whether up or down, are dangerous to both life and limb. This, the companies have repeatedly announced, and have said in effect and actually: “We prohibit you riding on these cars or being on the road at all. They are dangerous. If you will not take our warning let it be at your own risk. Thus, it will be seen the companies have taken all necessary precautions and if their warnings are ignored there can be no blame attached to them, if accidents occur even in the smallest degree.
The new hoist at No. 2 mine is in operation. The gigantic wheels which revolve drawing six loaded cars of ore from the slopes up an incline about 2,000 feet, weigh fully 13 tons each. It is a marvel to see them in motion, there are six slopes at present in operation on the Island, one of them running over 700 feet under the sea. It is understood that two new slopes are about to be commenced shortly. It is rumoured that the Whitney people will endeavour to have 1,000 men at work in the slopes this winter
Rev. Fr. Donnelly, the newly ordained priest for Harbor Grace diocese, in on a visit to his people.
The Post office branch is still in abeyance and the old system remains. Surely the Government ought to take some steps in this matter where over 2,000 people are concerned. The present system would not be tolerated by the residents of any other part of Newfoundland, and it would not here either, were it not for the fact that the district is so cosmopolitan and transient. Lance Cove has it own Way Office and the General Manager of the Central Post Office, Mr. A.E. Smith, would be only too happy to help forward a mail system for the inside.
Mr. W. S. Bowden, Watchmaker, who has been doing business here for some time, and who has become a general favourite with the masses of both sides, goes next month to Carbonear to attend to a branch of his business there. Early next year he will return to this Island, when he hopes to have perfected arrangements by which he will reside here permanently. By the way, in speaking to him the other day, Mr. Editor, he told me that he was an ex-pupil of yours, and spoke with enthusiastic warmth of his schooldays under your tuition.
| October 5, 1907 || HARBOUR GRACE NEWS || Mrs. L.T. Chafe left by this evening’s train, to spend a week or two with friends at Brigus.
Mr. H.D. Reid’s automobile which arrived here on Tuesday, was taken to St. John’s on a flat car, on this evening train.
Mr. Joseph Ross is having a large lot of flour come in by train, and not having room upon his own premises to store it all, has engaged storage at the premises of Mr. N. Munn.
Mr. Woodley French who has been over six years in Messrs. Munn & Co., grocery store, was promoted to the office, on October 1st. His many friends are pleased to learn of his advancement and wish him as successful a career in his new position, as he achieved in the one recently vacated.
The storm yesterday was rather a severe one, and although the wind blew with great violence and the rain descended with almost tireless energy, no damage so far has been reported here. The weather was so disagreeable that all who could remain within doors did so — hence the reason of the scarcity of interesting matter in to day’s collection of items.
A number of sportsmen here, took advantage of the open season for partridge, to visit the country on Tuesday in search of birds. The weather was cold and the wind high, so that the day was one not suited to the sportsman’s mind. Despite the discomforts and obstacles encountered, a few birds were killed. These who secured some are; Messrs E. Mifflin, 12 birds, Ernest Goddin 7, G.H. Badcock 5, Isaac Martin, 3. W. Ward 3, Reuben Parsons 3, William Carson 2, William Stevenson 1, Nicholas Piddle 1, and Elie Martin 1.
In spite of the inclement weather last night, not a few people attended the concert given in St. Paul’s Hall by the Stanley Adams Co. A number of tickets, bespoken by parties belonging to adjacent towns, were cancelled, as the would be visitors could not come because of the storm. However, the hall was more than half filled and those who were present, were fully satisfied with all they saw and heard. Our people, as a rule, enjoy a good thing when it is offered, and are somewhat exacting when anything worthy of commendation is presented — hence the demands for re-appearances are sometimes made without considering what a tax it must be for the performers to respond so often. However, our citizens like to be courteous to strangers, and ask only enough to show how well their efforts are appreciated. In last night’s concert there was no room for the exercise of fault finding, as the entertainment was presented in a first class manner, the singers reciters and others who took part, for each one in turn plays many parts, sustaining the reputation which reached here before them.
So much has already been said in the papers about this company, that it is unnecessary to comment further upon last night’s performance, suffice it to say that the talent displayed was of a superior order, and a treat, rarely met with in Harbor Grace. After the concert, the Stanley Adams Co went to the palace car of Mr. H.D. Reid, where they remained all night, going to St. John’s therein this morning. Should the prospect of obtaining a full house next week, be apparent by Saturday, this Concert Co. will return and preform again in St. Paul’s Hall next Wednesday.
CORRESPONDENT, Hr. Grace, Oct 3rd. 1907
| October 5, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || Last night, Constables Nugent and Hann arrested an old offender, named Hollihan, who was creating a disturbance in his father’s house. When the Police arrived, he was demolishing the furniture, and incidentally beating the parent. He will appear before the Magistrate this morning.
There was a slight change in the weather along the railway yesterday. Last night, the reports were:
Port aux Basques — calm, dull, 40 above. Bay of Islands — N.E., light, dull, 38 above. Quarry — calm, dull 40 above. Bishop’s Falls — calm, dull, 40 above. Clarenville — N.E., calm, foggy, 40 above. Whitburne — N.E., dull 37, above.
Chief Ranger Howe is now in town, to take a case against a sportsman who did not keep up with the requirements of the Forest Fires Act, while at Terra Nova.
A new butcher’s establishment has been opened by Richard Campbell, corner of Gower Street and Victoria Street. Mr. Campbell starts with an excellent motto. See his card, which appears in our advertising columns.
The S.S. Harmony and the S.S. Southern Cross now on dock, will come off Monday morning. The former has received a new tail shaft, and the latter a new tube and shaft; both the tube and shaft are larger than those replaced.
Passenger traffic on the railway has been the worst for three years, during the last week.
S.S. Mary has been ready to sail for Bell Island the last few days, but was detained owing to the storm. She sails this morning.
There was a large quantity of partridge offered in the market yesterday, which sold at 60 cents a pair.
Captain Holmes of the Cacouna only joined the ship at Sydney, he having been across to bring out the Dominion Coal Co.’s new steamer “Cabot, which arrived at Sydney recently. Capt. Macdonald brought the Cacouna from Montreal to Sydney.
Another toper was added to the “black list yesterday; he is a native of Auld Scotia.
The Virginia Lake is making a long trip, and is evidently being delayed by the bad weather.
There were six arrests by the Police yesterday, five for larceny, as reported elsewhere, and one drunk.
A large steamer passed the narrows at 2.30 p.m. yesterday, bound for Bell Island, and at 5 p.m., another steamer passed going from the Island.
H.M.S. Brilliant will likely go to Bay of Islands and remain there during the herring catching season. Instructions are now being awaited from the Admiralty.
At present, there are about ten reservists on H.M.S. Calypso, putting in
drill. During the next few months it is expected that a large number of men will
| October 7, 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || Reid Newfoundland Company: Virginia Lake had not reached Hr. Grace up to 9 o’clock last night. Home is North of Bonne Bay. Ethie leaves Clarenville this morning. Dundee leaves Port Blandford this morning. Argyle leaves Placentia this morning on the Red Island route. Glencoe arrived at Placentia at 7 a.m. yesterday, with the following passengers: J Parsons, S. Thompson, W. Milley, Hus, Miss Powers.
Dundee leaves Port Blandford this morning.
BOWRINGS: S.S. Prospero left Lamaline at 8.15 a.m. Saturday, going West. S.S.
Portia sails West at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
| October 7, 1907 || ROSALIND IN PORT || S.S. Rosalind, Capt. Clarke, entered port at 3.30 this morning from New York, via Halifax. She left New York at 5 p.m. Tuesday the 1st., and had fine weather to Halifax. The latter port was left at 5 p.m. Friday, and shortly afterwards, a stiff Southerly breeze with rain, was encountered. This continued until yesterday morning, when thick fog was met, lasting until about 8 o’clock last night. From that time until port was reached, the weather was all that could be desired. The Rosalind brought a full cargo, four bags of mail matter, and the following passengers from New York: Mr. and Mrs J.D. Goodwin, Mr. and Mrs. R.B. Wright, Dr. and Mrs. D. Deschert, J.M. Wallace, and sixteen in second cabin. From Halifax, L.C. McClure, W.W. Lane, Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Miller, J.B. Sclater, Mrs. McNeill, and seven in second cabin. |
| October 7, 1907 || NAUTICAL || S.S. Corean arrived at Glasgow Saturday morning. S.S. Cacouna, Holmes, sails of Montreal via Sydney, this afternoon. S.S. Silvia leaves New York tomorrow, for Halifax and St. John’s. S.S. Carthaginian left Philadelphia Saturday afternoon for this port. S.S. Cape Breton is due at Placentia with a cargo of coal to the Reid N.F. Co. There are two schooners at St. Julien’s loading fish: one for St. John’s and the other for Market. |
| October 7, 1907 || PERSONAL || Mr. W.A. Mackay, will arrive from Sydney by today’s express. Capt. F. Ash of Trinity, arrived by the Portia last night, on a visit. Mr. Stan Walsh of Moore & Co’s, left for Grand Falls by yesterday’s express. Mr. W.N. Snelgrove, of Catalina, arrived in town by the Portia last night, on business. Mr. W. Sinnott, Manager of the Trinity Whaling Factory, returned by the Portia last night. Mr. J.B. Sclater, who had been in Canada, on business, returned this morning by the Rosalind. Miss J Adams, who had been visiting friends at Tilt Cove, returned by the Portia last night. Mrs. G. Kearney, who was visiting her son at Twillingate, returned by the Portia last night. Mr. D. Osmond, who had been in the city on business, left for Moreton’s Hr. by yesterday’s express. Mr. M.L. Parrell, who had been on the French Shore on business, returned by the Portia last night. Mr. George S. Skinner of the N.S. Steel Co., Bell Island, arrived in town yesterday, and is at the Crosbie.
Mr. C.R. Thompson, Miss Thompson, and Miss Sullivan, left by the express last evening, on a visit to Grand Falls. Mr. J.D. Goodwin, Manager Imperial Tobacco Co., who had been in the States for the past three months to purchase tobacco, returned by the Rosalind this morning. Mrs. Goodwin accompanied him. Dr. Paerce of Philadelphia, a Harvard Graduate who has been assisting Dr. Grenfell at St. Anthony Hospital for the past six months, arrived by the Portia last night on his way home. Misses MacMahon and Mcdonald,
two Canadian ladies, who volunteered as nurses at the Hospital for six months,
have completed their time of service, and also came along by the steamer. They
will leave for their homes in the States in a few day.
| October 7, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || The Virginia Lake is not expected to arrive here until tonight.
The steamer Harmony comes off the dock this afternoon, and will sail for Labrador tomorrow.
Mr. J. Waterfield of the F.B Wood Co., who has been visiting friends in Halifax, returns by today’s express.
Mr. J.J. Miller and bride, who were spending their honeymoon in Canada, returned by the S.S. Rosalind, this morning.
By the Portia last night, there arrived a man name Brett, of Trinity, who is slightly demented, and came here to enter the Lunatic Asylum.
Chief Steward Miller of the Portia, was a busy man last trip. On arrival here 158 passengers were landed, while about 300 got off at other places.
The following guests registered at the Crosbie yesterday: J.C. Lacey, Toronto; C.A. Norman, Grand Rapids; W.H. Hopp, Chicago; H.N. Cann, Hamilton; George S. Skinner, Bell Island.
There was only one arrest by the Police Saturday, a drunk. He was an old offender and a member of the “Black List. He will have to answer for his conduct to the Magistrate this morning.
Yesterday afternoon in all the storm, several drunks could be seen on New Gower St., much to the disgust of citizens going to and coming from Church. It is very evident that there are still some shebeens doing business in the city.
Evans house, Cooktown Road, was disinfected Saturday, but will not be released from quarantine for a week. House of J Carew, Barnes Road, and Martin, Walsh’s Square, were released from quarantine Saturday. House at 77 Gower St. underwent disinfecting Saturday and was released yesterday. The houses of Kearney, Pennywell road, and Parsons 251 Hamilton Avenue will undergo disinfection today.
Mr. W.S. March, of the Reid N.F. Co.’s passenger office, was in a very dangerous condition yesterday, and doubts are entertained for his recovery.
The express last evening, took out a fairly good number of passengers, including, D.P. and Mrs. Osmond, C.R. Thompson, Mrs. F.B. Thompson, Miss L. Sullivan, J Ryan, W.J. Martin, S. Walsh, R. Power, J Edstrona, J Reardigan, Mrs. G.C. Shoppin, M. Coldfield, F. Taylor, Mrs. W. James, Miss J Hobbs, J O’Neill, A MacKay, R. Angel, O. Tibbo.
A staff of men from Moore & Co., left for Grand Falls yesterday, where they will engage at work completing the installation of the plumbing and steam heating plant for Harmsworth Co. The job will be finished before winter sets in.
The banking schooner Excelda, Capt. J Lewis, M.H.A. arrived at Bay Bulls from Cut Throat, Labrador, Friday last, with 600 quintals of fish. Capt. Lewis reports fish plentiful, but bad weather. The Excelda has about 2,200 quintals landed for the season.
S. O’Kelly’s schooner, of Port Blandford, arrived at Salvage last week with 400 quintals of fish from Labrador. K Noah’s schooner, with 300 quintals, and R.Barbour’s schooner, with 300 quintals, also arrived.
At Horse Cove, the school has been closed now for about two months, owing to the prevalence of some illness. The people are afraid to send their children to school, lest it should be scarlet fever, and are anxious that the Government should send the Health Officer, Dr. Brehm, to report. We trust that there will be no delay in doing this. Health and education are matters of too great importance to be trifled with.
The whaler operating at Trinity, landed 51 whales this season, five of which were sulpher bottom, and one sperm.
Another “black list was arrested Saturday night. Judging from the number of those “listers being arrested, it is evident that having their drinks stopped is doing but little good.
It is likely that a good many of the schooners that were lost during the September gale at Twillingate, will be refloated and put in seaworthy condition, the cost of repairing however will be great.
The Chinese Merchant, who have been in town the lat few months, left for Sydney by yesterday’s express, and will likely act as interpreter in the case against the Chinese, who were smuggled into that port.
The sperm whale captured some weeks ago by the Trinity Bay whaler, was the largest ever taken on our shores. The carcase
yielded about 10 barrels of oil and 40 barrels being taken from the head. In its
body, a dog fish of a large size, and about 50 halibut, were found, showing that
the leviathan was equally as good on the swallow, as the one that hooked up
Jonah. In another of the whales, caught during the season, a large piece of
plank was found in its stomach.
| October 7, 1907 || DEATHS || GALAGAY — Last evening after a long illness, Margaret J., eldest daughter of William and Mary Galagay. Funeral on Tuesday at 2.30 p.m., from her late residence, 27 New Gower Street. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this the only intimation.
OAKLEY — At Port Blandford on Sept. 29th, Robert Oakley, aged 82 years. For over 20 years he served the Government as Light Keeper, first at Cabot Island, and afterward at Denis Island. He leaves a wife and one son living at Port Blandford, one son, C.B. Oakely, Principal of the Indian Industrial School at Alberta, Canada, and three married daughters, Mrs. Capt. George Barbour, of Newtown, B.B.,
one in Toronto, and one in Winnipeg; also a large circle of friends. He passed
peacefully away in the sure and certain hope of going to be with Jesus. |
| October 8, 1907 || DESERTER ESCAPE FROM GRAND FALLS || A Workman arrived at Grand Falls about three weeks ago, from the State of Main, to work at the construction. It soon got out that he was a deserter from the British Navy, and the news reached here. There were enquires made by the authorities about him, and he got hold of it and skipped out on the West bound express on Thursday morning, 3rd October. The deserter was under an assumed name, Graham, and the Naval Authorities intended to have him arrested on suspicion, until the necessary identification papers were secured and his record looked up. The matter came to the notice of a friend of his, and he put him wise, and Graham “flew the coop in the nick of time, as the local Police Officer was out looking for him the morning he left on the train, and did not find out that he had gone until Graham had reached the other side of the Gulf, and was perhaps, safely across the border.
He deserted in Halifax a few years ago, and the Halifax Naval Authorities
traced him to Maine, and lost track of him until two years ago; again they
learned he was in the State of Main, and one of their Secret Service men
reported that he was seen in Bangor last spring. Graham is said to have changed
quite a lot, but he has certain peculiarities by which he can be identified,
without the least doubt. He was very near being in the toils this time, and the
instance goes to prove the Naval Authorities on this Station have a great
facility of keeping well posted on all matters pertaining to the Navy and their
men; as well as to show that a deserter’s life is not an enviable one, and that
he is not safe, even in an out of the way place like Grand Falls.
| October 8, 1907 || FIRE AT BATEAU A BIG LOSS || At the request of the passengers on the Virginia Lake, which arrived yesterday from Labrador, Sergt. Sheppard made a collection for Michael O’Toole, who was returning home from Beateau. He had lost everything in a disastrous fire. His traps and belongings had been stowed away for the winter, when, it is supposed, the house was accidently fired by a hanging stage lamp. The house was badly gutted and everything in it destroyed. This unfortunate fire occurred on Sept. 27th. Sergt Sheppard willingly and successfully, went around, and received from passengers the sum of $41.42, which was handed over to Mr. O’Toole, as a small gratuity of the heavy loss. Mr O’Toole expressed himself as very thankful to Sergt. Sheppard and the contributing fellow passengers, for the practical sympathy expressed by them in his unfortunate loss. Mr. O’Toole did poorly during the summer, and in the early part of the season his house in this city was broken into and all his money stolen, as reported in the news at that time. |
| October 8, 1907 || SCHOONER MISSING WITH ALL HANDS || A schooner owned by Mr. Piercy, Scilly Cove, T.B., is now overdue and it is feared that she is lost with all hands. Her loss becomes more probable upon the report of the Virginia Lake seeing two schooners bottom up, off Catalina, one of which was painted |
| October 8, 1907 || VIRGINIA LAKE FROM LABRADOR || The S.S. Virginia Lake, Capt. C Parsons, returned from Labrador ports yesterday at 2.30 p.m. The passage North, from Battle Harbor down, fine weather was experienced, and also on the return trip until off Fishing Ship’s Harbor, about 20 miles from Battle Harbor, when a Southeast gale with heavy seas was encountered. Off Fishing Ship’s Harbor, the Virginia met with a slight accident. One of the bolts of the machines of the engineering department gave out, and for three minutes, the steamer was unable to make any headway. The defect was remedied quickly, when full repairs were made. The Virginia reports good weather on the Labrador, during the last two weeks in September, and that all the fish taken by the ‘Stationers is about cured. All the “floaters have left the Coast, but a few “Stationers are still North, even as far as Macovic (Makkovik). These are curing their fish for shipment from the Coast.
The Virginia brought 300 barrels of whale oil, 200 barrels of cod oil, and 100 packages of other freight. The following passengers landed at Hr. Grace: F. McRae, Capt. A Dawe, C. Jerrett, J Power, S. Thomey, T. Badcock, J.N. Hiscock, T. Walsh. Those landed at St. John’s were: Capt. Jensen, E.C. Robinson, Sergt. Sheppard, Misses Taylor (2) , Miss Bradburry, Frank Bradbury, Frank Taylor, and 14 in steerage.
At Fishing Ship’s Harbor, the Ketch Louise Ernest, of Jersey, whilst beating to the harbor under a very heavy head wind, had a narrow escape from being lost. She ran on the rocks, but the Captain gave orders to bring her around, and she quickly fell off, and ran into the harbor in safety. She suffered little or no damage.
Seven passengers, suffering from different diseases, came up by the Virginia. The Hospital accommodation was filled, and Dr. Boyle and his assistant, Mr. N. Peddle, had all the work possible in looking after them.
Coming along outside Catalina, two schooners were sighted bottom up, a fact referred to already in the News. One had green topside, and reference is made elsewhere.
On the lower part of Labrador there is some snow on the hill tops, which is
not unusual at this season.
| October 8, 1907 || PARTRIDGE BERRIES || The gathering and exporting of the partridge berry to be used in dye making, has now become quite a large industry with our people, and many hundred of barrels of these berries are annually shipped out of the country for the above use. By the last trip of the Portia, two hundred and fifty barrels of them were brought up from Bonavista alone; and about four hundred empty barrels were landed at Old Perlican to be filled and shipped here, whence they will be exported to the dye makers. A few years ago, partridge berries were sold at from five to ten cents a gallon; now they cannot be purchased retail, for less than twenty cents. |
| October 8, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || So much wet weather the past two months, caused much loss to the farmers of Grand River and Little River, quite a lot of hay being spoiled, and more rendered scarcely fit for use. Other crops are not quite up to the standard of other years, owing also, to too much moisture in the soil.
The weather up country yesterday, was exceptionally fine. Last night the reports were: Port aux Basque — N.W., light, fine, 40 above. Bay of islands — N.W., light, fine, 45 above. Quarry — calm, fine 38 above. Bishop’s Falls — W., light, fine, 47 above. Clarenville — N.W., light, fine, 45 above. Whitburne — N.W., light, fine, 45 above.
The following guests were registered at the Crosbie yesterday; W.W. Lane, Walkerville; L.C. McClure, Toronto, R B. Wight and wife, New York; L.E. Kennedy, Baltmore; E. Kennedy, Avondale; G.E. Booth, Montreal; P.M. Longman, Gloucester, C. Sutherland, North Sydney; A.D. Pinkie, Glace Bay; Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy, Avondale, Mr. A Graham, Port Blandford; A Cobb, Bay of Islands; C.A. Ames, J. Gordon, W.H. Kennedy, Miss Thomey, Hr. Grace.
Two other topers were put on the “black list yesterday, and today, their drunks will be stopped in the city saloons.
The brigt. Olinda, Randall, sailed yesterday for Brazil, and had a splendid time off the Coast. She was laden with fish by Baird Gordon & Co.
There was only one arrest by the Police last night, a drunk.
The banking schooner Hispanola, Capt. W. Kennedy, is now due from Domino, Labrador, where she has been trawling the last six weeks. She is reported with 900 quintals of fish.
An old man, named Moakler, who is evidently suffering from mental aberration, was arrested yesterday morning by Constable Lynch, for creating a disturbance in his sister’s home. He was later examined by Dr. Fraser and sent to the Asylum.
The S.S. Erik and the schooner Packet went on dock yesterday evening.
It is likely that the Erik will make another trip to Hudson Bay this season.
The S.S. Diana was at Trinity, yesterday morning, on her way from the Straits to Job Bros & Co.
The lobster fishery was an average one at Codroy and South side of Bay St. George, the past season.
Two ore steamers passed the Narrows, yesterday morning; one at 9.30 bound to Bell Island to load, and one at 11.30 coming from the Island.
The whaler Cachelet, operating at Hawk’s Harbor, has 6 whales landed to date, the steamer’s catch is not as large as last year, but the yield of oil is considerably greater.
There is likely to be some trouble with a Government Official within a few
days, if he does not make good a certain amount of money, alleged to have been
neglected to be paid, when it was handed over to him. At present however, there
is no charge of dishonesty entertained.
| October 9, 1907 || LOST IN THE FOG || TWO WOMEN ASTRAY ON SOUTHSIDE HILLS. At eight o’clock yesterday morning, Mrs Hookey and Ida Stick, of Barron Street, in company with several others, left their homes for the Southside Hills, by way of Blackhead Road, to go berry picking. The party reached the grounds O.K,, all excepting Mrs. Hookey and Miss Stick, kept together and picked berries until about four o’clock, when a thick fog having settled down, the main party decided to go home. Upon looking around for the other two they could not be found. The fog had by this time become very dense, and it was impossible to see more than a few yards ahead. The party searched around the neighbourhood, repeatedly shouting and making cries to attract the attention of the missing ones, but found no trace of them, and at six o’clock, returned to town. The matter was reported to the Police and at 4 a.m., a party of Policemen left for the scene to look for the women. Several civilians were out on the road all last night, but owing to the darkness, could not go far into the woods. Fortunately the weather was fine, although cold all night, and it is probable, that the women, on finding themselves astray, have remained in one place, to wait for daylight. |
| October 9, 1907 || FARMING AT GRAND FALLS || Whilst Newfoundland may not be a farming country, it is difficult to beat in the raising of root crops. Mr. H.J. Crowe has a farm near Rushy Pond, Badger Brook, known as Farmdale. It was not a farm four months ago, but merits the name today. A Mr. Black of Truro, a graduate of the College of Agriculture, took charge for Mr. Crowe, and this season, has cleared and seeded 12 ½ acres, whilst another 12 ½ acres is ready for seeding next year. He is aided by four men and two horses, and with the aid of hard work, science, and natural fertilizer, has succeeded in raising potatoes on soil never before cultivated, that would do credit to the best established farms. Yesterday, we saw some Carman No.1 potatoes, solid and firm, running from 6 to 10 ounces, that were planted on June 29th.; also some Burpee's extra early, and we are informed that good oat crops will be reaped there. There are two farms at Grand Falls, one conducted by Mr. Black, for Mr. Crowe, whilst the Harmsworth Farm, which adjoins, is under the management of Mr. Bayly, formerly of Halcyon. |
| October 9, 1907 || DIANA BACK FROM STRAITS || The S.S. Diana, Capt. Newbury, arrived in port from Lance au Loup at 5 p.m. yesterday. She left there on Wednesday last, and coming out of the Straits, met a heavy breeze. To shelter from it she but into Croc, where she remained all Thursday and Friday until 10 p.m. Shortly after leaving there, another strong breeze was met, and on Saturday, the ship put into Seldom, remaining until daylight Sunday, when she proceeded on her way, arriving at King’s Cove that night. After leaving there, the steamer called at Trinity, Hant’s Harbor, Carbonear, Bay Roberts and Spaniard’s Bay. Leaving Lance au Loup, the Diana had 170 passengers, being fishermen returning from the fishery. These were landed at the above places. She also brought up about 600 quintals fish and 100 casks of oil. Capt. Newbury informs us that the weather in the Straits has been very bad right through the season; Easterly winds prevailing for the past two months. There has been no snow on the Coast as of yet, but frost was experienced once or twice. At Blanc Sablon all the fish has been made, but at several other places, owing to the bad weather, part of the catch is not yet cured. At Long Point there is still about 3,000 quintals, and as all the steamers are left the Coast and very few schooners call there, difficulty will be experienced in getting it shipped. Capt Newburry looks well after his summer work, but is suffering from a sore hand, which was injured by being nipped between a rope and the rail of the steamer. |
| October 9, 1907 || CARL E RICHARD IN PORT || The schooner Carl E. Richard, Capt. Hilton, five days from Port Mulgrave, to J & W Pitts, reached port at 5 p.m. yesterday. On Friday night, a heavy southerly gale was experienced, lasting until the next night, when the wind died out, and the vessel was becalmed until Monday evening. From that time until port was reached, fair weather was had. The Richard brought 100 head cattle, 24 sheep and a quantity of free stone. |
| October 9, 1907 || HISPANOLA AT BAY BULLS || The banking schooner Hispanola, Capt. Walter Kennedy, arrived at Bay Bulls yesterday, from Dimino, Labrador, after a very stormy passage. The Hispanola was out in the late storm, and being deeply laden, had a terrific time; being compelled to lay to different times. Capt. Kennedy, however, managed his vessel splendidly and brought her through without damage. The Hispanola will land about 2,000 quintals this season, and her crew will share about $250.00 each. |
| October 9, 1907 || PORTIA’S PASSANGERS || The S.S. Portia, Capt. Kean, sails Northward at 10 o’clock this morning, taking a large freight and the following passengers: — Messrs. J. Morgan, E. Barbour, W. Batstone, T. Walsh, J. Lench, A. Power, Pearce, Breen and child, Lilly, Pearce, Chumingham; Misses Breen, Short, Kennedy, Meadus, Cummingham, Masters White, (2) and 21 in steerage. |
| October 9, 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || The schooner Kingfisher, which had been delayed here for nearly a week, sailed for St. John’s Friday morning. As she left port ,many admired her beautiful lines.
Mr. Dougald Munn who is suffering from a cold, did not attend business today, and it is hoped he will be able to take his position in the office by Monday.
Mr. Edgar Henderson, recently employed with the Reid Nfld. Co., returned here this week. He expects to leave for Memphis, Tex, about the latter part of this month or the beginning of next.
Messrs Munn & Co. received a message today, acquainting then of the loss of the schooner Trio, John Parsons, of the Southside, Master. The crew are returning home by the S.S. Virginia Lake.
Rev. Joseph McNeil arrived from Nova Scotia by tonight’s express. He conducts the services at the Presbyterian Church here tomorrow, and will remain during the months of October and November.
A man, who buys barrels in the West End of Carbonear, is making himself remarkable of late, by bawling on Water Street of that town. Take advice, friend Adze, and remain quite for the future, or the Police will have something to say.
For some reason unknown to your correspondent, very little news of interest has come his way the past week. Whether the disagreeable weather is to be held responsible or not for this deficit, the writer does not know, but certain it is, he finds it difficult just at this time to supply readable matter.
Messrs Norman and Graham Munn went to Blaketown by Friday morning, and returned last night. Mr. William Churchill and Miss Crocker left for St. John’s by that evening’s train. Mr. W.H. Kennedy went to Bay Roberts by this morning’s train. Misses Aggie Thomey and Maggie Fitzgerald, for St. John’s. Delaney and Ellen Lahey for Bay Roberts, went out by this evening’s train. Mr. John Tapp went to Carbonear by this afternoon’s train, and returned this evening.
The Standard, this week, takes notice of the utterances of the local correspondent of the city papers, with regard to the disposition of the street light of this town. It says that these correspondents seem to be one in the matter of electric light for certain localities, and all have their favoured place for the lighting. This supposition on the part of the Standard, may or may not be correct. Then the paper purports to give the considerations which influenced those who planned the lighting of Water Street, namely, to protect the most dangerous places thereon. When this was done, it is said it was found impossible to place lights in the cross streets, that unless an increased income from some source is obtained, no additional lighting can be provided.
It would seem because of correspondent's suggestion that a light be placed in some locality where it is badly needed, that locality must need be of particular interest to the correspondent, but when those who planned the lighting only, considered Water Street, that part of the town is not included as a favoured locality by the Standard. This paper is of the opinion that the lights on Water Street, opposite Thompson’s drug store and Bennet’s Lane, are the only one on Cochrane Street, and the only lights that can be removed, presumably to be placed in localities needing light. No doubt the Standard wishes for a re-adjustment of the light to suit the public generally, but does it consider that the removal of at least two of the lights suggested by it, would be a great deprivation to the public whom it is anxious to satisfy. Take for instance, that light opposite Thomspon’s. It lights the Academy Lane, and any one passing from Harvey Street on a dark night, is guided through this lane to Water Street. Again, that light opposite John’s is of great utility to persons coming from the Railway Station, when the darkness is so impenetrable that without this light, it would be impossible to make use of the land; besides, this light is the only guide the Police have in going to the Police Station with a refractory prisoner. Do not remove a single light from Water Street or elsewhere. All are necessary for the public use. We certainly want more light in some parts of the town, but we do not want it at the expense of those who have benefited by the lights, ever since the inception of electric light in this town.
CORRESPONDENT, Harbor Grace, Oct 5th, 1907.
| October 9, 1907 || CARBONEAR || Mrs Ellen Oates, widow of the late Thomas Oates, of the Southside, was laid to rest in the Methodist cemetery on Monday last, in the 76th year of her age.
A message was received by Messrs J & J Maddock, apprising them of the loss of their schooner Billow, on the Trinity Shore. It is not known whether there was any cargo on board or not. Sufficient insurance was carried to cover the loss of hull and average cargo. Capt. John Kennedy’s schooner, Ida, has been chartered, to proceed to the Coast already, to bring home freighters.
The antiquated remains of an old building, up till recently used by John Foote as a sail loft, collapsed last Wednesday at noon, making a terrific noise in its descent. The tottering structure has been an object of pity ever since its escape from a fire some 12 months ago. It was built in the early days by the old, but now extinct firm, of Slade Elson & Co., for the purpose of a labourers cook house.
News come to us by the S.S. Ethie, that in the storm of Wednesday, the 2nd Engineer named Piercey, had a narrow escape from being drowned at Clarenville. He was going on board, and while walking out on long wharf, in the intense darkness, went beyond his distance and was suddenly precipitated in the bosom of the foaming billows. After some time, his cries were heard above the swish and howling by the crew, who quickly, but not a whit too soon, pulled him out.
Capt. Edward Giles, formerly of Carbonear, but now of Boston, and son of the late Richard Giles, visited his native spot this week. Mr. Giles left here some twenty odd years ago, and during that time, with the exception of once about thirteen years ago, has not had the opportunity of setting foot on the soil of the old town. Quite naturally, he observed manifold signs of prosperity in all quarters — principally in the little island village of Victoria, where memory called up mud huts and juniper cabins, but now, wood houses of average capacity take their places. While Carbonear and its suburbs have advanced in the intervening years, so has our friend, being now in command of a 7,000 ton steam ship, plying between Boston and Louisburg, C.B.
| October 9, 1907 || GREENSPOND || The fishing season is now passed beyond recall, but there is one feature concerning it that will be recalled by many during the coming winter, viz., that it has been an unusually poor one. Many augur as a consequence, a repetition of the trials and trouble of the year when, food provided by the Government was doled out to the starving inhabitants. No catch of any vessel of our fleet has exceeded five hundred quintals, and the lowest is estimated at twenty quintals. There are two comfortable ideas conceivable anent the business, viz., that hitherto we have greatly prospered, and that the present state of affairs could have been worse. Laus Deo.
In common with other parts of Newfoundland, we were treated to a very stormy spurt of weather on Wednesday and Thursday 18th and 19th September, wind, rain and sea being the menu, all elements uniting for “a pull, a long pull, and a pull altogether. Several newly erected houses were laid woeful victims to the furious winds and flag poles. None of our fishing craft have been damaged in the least, at home or abroad. We have abundant cause to uplift our hearts and voices to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe, in thankfulness for sparing us the grief and remorse that is widespred among our fellow-Newfoundlanders on the death of many loved ones, in almost every case the sole breadwinners of the family. Let us not forget also, to pray for the spiritual and material well being of the bereaved ones.
Monday, word was received from St. John’s, intimating the death of Mary OAKELY, wife of James Oakely, a native of this place, now of the Seaman’s home, St. John’s. Her death was most unexpected. Her son, John, is here on a short visit to his relatives and friends, and the sad news have greatly affected him. May God sustain and comfort the sorrowing ones in this hour of bereavement.
Rev. H. Earle, M.A., and bride, arrived by the Portia last Thursday from St. John’s. A hearty reception was accorded them, and the good wishes of this mission are assured.
The tower on the Methodist Church is nearing completion. It adds greatly to the artistic appearance of the Church, and is a magnificent tribute to the efficiency of the builders.
G.C. Greenspond, B.B., Oct 3.
| October 9, 1907 || FOGO || The big gale of the 18th and 19th September, was felt in all its severity in this neighbourhood, and as a result, I have to report several wrecks which occurred in our harbor. The schooner Nina Pearl, belonging to Capt. Ambrose Payne, became stranded, and is still on the rocks. A survey has been held, the decision being to re-float the craft. Mr. John Jones, who has charge of the work, expects to make a successful job of it, and in all likeihood, this staunch vessel will again be afloat ere many day's elapse.
The Osprey, owned by Mr. Earle, also went on shore, but was got off, and is now ready to proceed on a voyage. A Danish fish vessel, slightly damaged by contact with the rocks, awaits survey before loading can take place. A number of fishing boats and skiffs were totatly broken up and lost, as well as great destruction to stages, flakes and in some instances, quantity of fish destroyed.
At Barred Islands and Joe Batt’s Arm, similar conditions existed, and it will take some time and expense to make good the damage. Little Fogo Islands have suffered considerably, about fifty boats, skiffs and punts being more or less injured, besides the destruction of flakes and stages, as well as their contents in some cases. Tilton Harbor was more fortunate, the loss sustained being slight.
The schooner Lelsie E., Capt. William Snow, bound for Flower’s Cove, with general cargo, was lost on the morning of Thursday the 19th September, at Northern Bond Islands. The captain and crew arrived at Seldom-Come-By, and having communicated with the Reliving Officer at Fogo, that official proceeded to Seldom-Come-By, and made arrangements to transfer the men to Twillingate by the S.S. Clyde. Capt. Snow, who had received a nasty cut in the leg, was treated by the Doctor of the surviving steamer Ellinor, and on Monday, was conveyed to Fogo by wagon.
Mr A.J. Fitzgerald, the Relieving Officer, with his customary thoughtful consideration for shipwrecked mariners, conducted the arrangements in the case, in a highly creditable manner. Mr. Stone, Wreck Commissioner, has succeeded in recovering several boat loads of material from the Leslie E.
Five fish cargoes for foreign markets have left this port up to date, and one vessel is at present in the stream ready to sail, while three others are waiting their turn to load. Two cargoes of coal from Sydney arrived on Saturday, consigned to Messrs Hodge and Scott, respectively.
Mr. M.E. Fitzgerald is constructing a telegraph line to connect Tilton Harbor with the general service, and is making good progress with the work.
Rev. Father Finn was here on Monday, to attend a sick call, returning on the following day.
A strong gale from E.N.E., with heavy rain, is now on, and from appearance, we are likely to have bad weather.
The fishery at Barred Island and Joe Batt’s Arm was fairly good on Monday.
CORRESPONDENT. Fogo, Oct 2nd 1907.
| October 9, 1907 || TERRIBLE ACCIDENT AT GRAND FALLS || The following message was received from Grand Falls yesterday. “Six men were being taken across the River Exploits here by a cable-way, operated by a double-drum hoisting engine, the movements of which are controlled by signals given by electric lines, connecting the engine room and the breast works, where that signal man was stationed. The men boarded the scale-board on the West side of the river, about 7.10 a.m. today, to go to the East side. The hoist signal was given, and the scale board started across. When about twenty feet from the landing, owing to some misunderstanding, the stop signal was given, and the lower signal followed. The scale board was then slowly lowered, and before the engineer was made aware of the fatual error, it had dropped into the water at a point where the current is very rapid. Two men, George Porter and Gregory Kelly, brother of Conductor Kelly, climbed up the hoisting fall, and held on 'till they were rescued by ropes from the shore. The other men — Arthur Moore, a swimmer, recently of St. John’s; Louis Kelly, brother of Gregory Kelly, and Oswald Bursey, of Clarenville, — were swept off the scale board and carried down the rapids over the Falls, 120 feet below, while William Hutt, of Norris Arm, got caught in one of the chain supports, and was drowned on the scale board, his body being subsequently recovered. The bodies of the others have not yet been found. The Company has sent a search party down the river. William Hutt is married, and leaves a large family in poor circumstances. Kelly, Moore, and Bursey, are single. Last night it was reported that two other bodies had been recovered. |
| October 9, 1907 || PERSONAL || Rev. H. Uphill, of Grand Falls, is at present in the city. Dr. F. Gill leaves today for Ferryland to spend a few days shooting. Mr. T.L. Drover, of Green’s Harbor T.B., arrived in town yesterday, on business. Rev. F. Smart arrived by the A.S. Siberian, having been absent in England for some time. The Rev. J. Roe, P.P., arrived in town from Harbor Main yesterday, and proceeded to Torbay on a visit to the Rev. Fr. Clarke. He returns to Harbor Main by this evening’s train.
Mr. G.O. Cornelius, late U.S. Consul here, leaves for his home in Warren, Pa., by the Rosalind tonight. During his stay here, Mr. Conelius
has made a number of friends, who will be sorry at his departure, and wish him
God-speed on the passage homewards. Mr. Arthur English, the well known guide,
came to town, from Badger Brook, by Monday’s Express. He has been accompanying
Mr. Patterson, an American sportsman, who has been successful, having secured
three fine heads. The weather has not been all that might have been desired, but
to true sportsmen, like Mr. Patterson and guide English, these things count [—
rest missing— ]
| October 9, 1907 || SIBERIAN HERE || S.S. Siberian, Capt. Eastaway, reached port from Liverpool yesterday morning, after a disagreeable passage; with the exception of two days the weather being bad. She brought about 850 tons of cargo, 6 bags and two baskets mail matter. |
| October 9, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || There were three arrests by the Police yesterday; all drunks.
The S.S. Mary, Hartly, sailed at daylight for Bell Island, with a full cargo.
It is unlikely that the S.S. Bruce left North Sydney last night, owing to the big storm, if she did, her trip crossing the Gulf was certainly unpleasant.
It is said that a deserter from the Navy, recently at Grand Falls, is at present in the city, and staying at an uptown boarding house.
Mr. Arthur Moore, one of the victims of yesterday’s drowning accident at Grand Falls, was a splendid swimmer, and took part in the swimming race held here on Regatta Day, 1906.
The Imperial Tobacco Company will shortly commence the manufacturing of cigars, the machinery for that purpose being now on the way. An experienced cigar maker will be brought here, to take charge and instruct the girls here, in the making.
Upwards of one hundred carloads of dry fish came in from the neighbouring settlements yesterday. Some of the merchants premises presented quite a busy scene, with so many horses coming and going, and the men unloading the fish, culling, weighing, and barrowing it to the store.
The enrolment of members of the Newfoundland Highlanders is going on apace, and a large number of men and boys have already handed in their names. Enthusiasm is keen, particularly among the older lads and young men, and at the present rate of enlistment, the full number required will soon be complete.
Yesterday was a busy day along the water front, and some thousand of quintals of fish were spread on the different wharfs.
The amount of fish held at Oporto, at present, is larger than for some time. The consumption of the last week has also been large. There are several shipments now on the way here.
The Virginia Lake sails this morning for Labrador, taking a large freight.
Some of the local fishermen were outside yesterday, and did well. There was a long swell on, and it was intensely cold. The fish sold at good prices in the different coves.
The banker Hispanolo, Kennedy, secured 800 quintals of fish while at Domino.
The minister of Justice, will hold a stringent investigation into yesterday’s accident at Grand Falls.
Disinfection of house at 8 Duckworth Street took place yesterday; and Parsons’, Hamilton Avenue, was released from quarantine.
The S.S. Terra Nova went on dock yesterday, to receive general repairs. Capt Kean
was present when the ship was being examined.
| October 9, 1907 || BIRTHS || CARNELL — On the 8th October, at Bridport House, Freshwater Road, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. T.G. Carnell. |
| October 10, 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || Mr. Dugald Munn was able to return to business on Monday, his cold having become better, by a short rest.
Miss Mary Murphy of St. John’s, who was on a visit of nearly three months to her aunt, Mrs. Daniel Pumphrey, returned home on Monday.
Messrs G. Munn & Co.’s steamer Louise, Captain E. Burke, is expected home from Labrador, this week. Mr. A.G. Munn comes passenger by her.
The Police had thirteen boys before the Court on Monday, for the larceny of fruit from the garden of Braehead. Five of the lads were convicted and fined $1.00 or three days each.
The Stanley Adams Concert Co. will revisit this town tomorrow, and appear for the last time here as Jolly Japs in St. Paul’s Hall that night. It is expected a full house will attend.
Rev. Joseph McNeil, who arrived on Saturday, occupied the pulpit of the Presbyterian Church here on Sunday. His sermons have been highly spoken of and the preacher is one who delights a congregation. Mr. McNeil is a Scotchman.
Passengers by the Virginia Lake this trip, complained loudly of the way the engines of the ship were every now and then giving out. It is said the Government would be memorialized for the placing of an improved boat on the Labrador service next summer.
Revs. Canon Noel and Frank Severne for Clark’s Beach, and about 80 passengers ex Virginia Lake for places along the Brigus Branch, left by Monday morning’s train. Messrs W.H. Kennedy, Thos. Pumphrey, and Miss May Murphy for St. John’s, went out by that evening’s train.
Pauline Seymour Travers, infant daughter of Rev. Frank and Mrs. Severne, was received into St. Paul’s Church on Sunday afternoon by the Rev. Canon Noel.
Some sportsman here shot a few birds lately. Messrs G.H. Badcock got 15 on Friday last and 9 on Monday; E. Mifflin, 7 Friday, 8 Monday; W. Ward, 2 Saturday, 4 Monday, Eliel Martin, 6 Monday.
Just after the train moved out from the Station on Monday evening, a young man was seen lying right across the track near the powder magazine. His presence there was discovered by the train hands just in time to stop the train and avert a fatality. The man was helplessly intoxicated. He was removed from the track and shortly after, was arrested by District Inspector Bailey, who had him conveyed to the Police station. He was brought before the Magistrate this morning, and after his defence was heard, was fined $2.50. The defendant stated that he had drunk nothing but hop beer, obtained in Carbonear. It is seldom, such highly intoxicated persons are seen about this town, and despite the much talked of sheebeening done here, another town, said to be full of intoxicants, is stated to have supplied the giddy draught. There is now an opportunity for the Police to saddle the right horse.
| October 10, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || Hugh Donohue, who was landed here by the schooner Geisba, and was treated for religious mania, is now a Seaman on the cruiser Fiona, having been engaged Monday last.
The nanes of four more citizens were added to the “black list yesterday, and Constable Walters was kept busy, serving the notices on the Saloon Keepers. Several other names will be put on the list within a day or two.
The weather up country yesterday, was stormy in the forenoon, a heavy gale with rain, prevailing. Last night it was more favourable, the reports being: --- Port aux Basques — N.W., light, fine, 40 above. Bay of Islands — N.W; light, fine, 33 above. Quarry — N.W.; light, fine, 35 above. Bishop’s Falls — calm, fine, 35 above. Clarenville — calm, fine, 35 above. Whitbourne — N.W., light, fine, 38 above.
A lad named Noseworthy, while sweeping the crossing on Duckworth St., opposite J. Maunder’s yesterday afternoon, narrowly escaped being killed. He was in the middle of the street, when two West bound trucks came up Duckworth St. In turning to avoid one of them, he slipped and fell to the street, nearly under the wheels of the second cart, his head being but a few inches from the wheels. The wheels of the other cart truck struck his hip, but did not seriously hurt him. Had the wheel struck his head, there is not the slightest doubt but that he would have been instantly killed. No blame is attached to the drivers of the carts.
A new light-house is to be built at Bay Bulls, North Head, and the schooner Norah loaded joisting for the building, at Holyrood’s wharf yesterday. This is the first cargo, and several more are to follow. The Norah sails today if the wind be favourable.
Some time ago we referred to an unhealthy cess pool in Fleming St. Despite the prevalence of scarlet fever and the high mortality rate the Council have made no move in the matter. At present the cess pool is being used by the children of the neighbourhood to sail their boats in. The massacre of the innocents continues for lack of ordinary precautions.
S.S. Louisburg was to leave Sydney last night for this port.
The wrecking tug Petrel is now in fine condition, having undergone extensive repairs during the last three months. Her boilers and engines have been overhauled by experienced workmen, while attention has also been given the hull. Should necessity arise, the steamer is now ready to engage at wrecking work.
Mr. D. Howe, late of the Virginia Lake, and also of the S.S. Regulus, has again gone as Chief Engineer of the Virginia Lake.
Yesterday afternoon, several of the boats were on the local grounds and secured good catches of fish. They had a rough time beating back to port in the breeze.
The barqt. E.S. Hocken, Capt. Martyn, of Fowey, England, is discharging 140 tons of sand at Kenney & Mullaly’s wharf for Kennedy Bros. This sand is from Pernambuco, whence the ship lately arrived. After discharging, she will load fish in drums, at Baine
Johnston & Co.’s premises, for Brazil.
| October 11, 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || Master Gregory Goff, an employee of Harbor Grace Boot and Shoe Factory, came near meeting with a very serious accident, by having his hand caught in the heel-nailing machine. As it was, he lost the top of the middle finger of the right hand. A doctor dressed the wound.
His Lordship Bishop March, for Whitebourne, to commence his episcopal visitation of the Gambo section of his diocese; Mr. George T. Gordon and Mrs. H.N. Parsons for St. John’s, left by this evening’s train. Miss Holt and Mrs. Allan for Truro, N.S. and Dr. Allan for Brigus Junction, went out by this evening’s train. Rev. J.C. Craig from Bay de Verde, came in by this evening’s train.
Messrs R. Rutherford & Co., had two car loads of lumber come in by rail on Monday, and next week 110 m of assorted lumber is expected from a Northern mill, while 60 m from Notre Dame Bay will shortly follow. The S.S. Regulus with a full cargo 1700 tons coal, is due to arrive to this firm from Sydney on Oct. 25th.
A landing stage for the convenience of fishermen and others at Caplin Cove, is shortly to be built under the supervision of Mr. John C. Walker, Chairman of the Road Board. The money allowed for the purpose, does not come out of the road grant, but is a special allowance made by the Department of Marine and Fisheries. Should the work done in building this wharf, be as well executed at that in the extension of the Government Wharf at Ship Head, known as Parmiter’s, it will reflect great credit upon those connected with the construction. This wharf at ship Head was extended outward, 23 feet, and was completed about a fortnight ago.
The S.S. Virgina Lake arrived from Labrador shortly before 6 a.m. Monday. Among the 150 passengers who landed here were: Rev. Father Scully, R. Hayden, Thomas Walsh, Thomas Kennedy, William, John, and Henry Hennessey, Samuel Thomey, Archibald Noel, W.H. and Edward Sheppard, Jeremiah O’Brien, Norman Munn, Frank McRae, William Butt, John Parsons and crew of the lost schooner Trio, part crew of the lost schooner Fleetwing, John Sheppard, and Jesse Gosse, Sparniard’s Bay, Michael Fowlow and John Power, Cupids, John R Dawson, Bernard Delaney and Joseph Dawson, Bay Roberts, Fred and Charles Jerrett, Ed and J.W. Hiscock,
Brigus, Mrs. Thomas Dunn and children, Mrs. Doran and Miss Josie Kennedy. The
steamer left for St. John’s about 9 a.m.
| October 11, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || There were two arrests by the Police yesterday; a drunk, and a drunk and disorderly.
A Fireman of the Rosalind while drunk, last night, assaulted a peaceful citizen, knocking him down and cutting his face. The assailant was arrested and will answer for his conduct to the Magistrate this morning.
Mr. J. Healey of Pardise P.B., reported to the Police yesterday, that he had lost a five dollar bill. Last night, after going about town all day, he found that he put on another man’s coat, and going to his own wardrobe, found the V, safely stowed away.
Another old toper, whose name is on the “list, was arrested and brought to the Station in a cab, yesterday. Judging from the men with their drinks stopped, who have been arrested while drunk lately, it would appear that putting their names on the list does not do much good.
Mrs. Job Rideout, of Rose Blanch, Nfld., who left here two weeks ago with her little six year old daughter for New York, to consult a Specialist, returned tonight with the remains of the child, who did not survive the operation she underwent. Her husband comes up by the Bruce tomorrow and will accompany Mrs. Rideout and the body of their daughter, home to Rose Blanche. — Sydney Herald, Oct.9.
The weather along the line yesterday was fairly fine. Last night it was also fine, but in places it was cold. The reports received are: Port aux Basques — N.W., light, fine, 40 above. Bay of Islands — N.W., light, 45 above. Quarry — Calm, fine 39 above. Bishop’s Falls — S.E. Strong, fine, 39 above. Clarenville — W, calm, 40 above. Whitbourne — N.W., light, fine, 37 above.
Mr. John CAULE, a well known seal skinner, and “splitter, died at is residence, Flower Hill, yesterday, after a short illness. Deceased worked at skinning at Bowring Bros., and had the record of cleaning more pelts in a specified time than any other skinner. Mr. Caule was only 54 years old, and leaves a large family.
Herring are beginning to make their appearance in Bay of Islands, in the
different arms. Very few nets have been set out in the outer reaches, as only a
few men are at hand to take up the fishery. At present, the Atlantic Fish Co.
has four schooners on the way for cargoes; and six Lunenburg vessels are also on
the way for cargoes.
| October 11, 1907 || DEATHS || LYNCH — Passed peacefully away at her late residence, 1 Flavin’s Street, Bridget, beloved wife of Michael Lynch, aged 68 years. Funeral on Sunday, the 13th October. Friends and acquaintances please accept this the only intimation. No Crepe. |
| October 12, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || His Lordship Bishop March, was at Gambo on Thursday, and in honor of his visit, the village was decorated with bunting, etc.
Constable WALTERS was about town yesterday, serving notice to the Licensed Publicans to place several citizens on the black list.
The body of the man HUETT, who was drowned in the Grand Falls accident, was taken to his home Thursday. A widow and six children survive him.
Oyster Stews always ready at WOOD'S West End Restaurant!
The schooners E.A. Woodman and Freda D. are discharging Cooper's lumber at The Avalon Cooperage Wharf, from Trinity Bay mills.
The schooner Elva J. Hayden, MERCER, is loading Gen Cargo at Harvey & Co for C.& A. DAWE, Bay Roberts, and the schooner Sunshine, ROBERTS, is taking a full freight at the same wharf for F. JERRET, Brigus.
We have received a communication on Sunday Theatres from Elder KESLAKE. Its publication can do no good, and might do some harm. Anyway, The Daily News does not propose to become a means for propagating doctrines, antagonistic to the general observerance of the first fday of the week as a day of rest.
The schooner Mauna Loa, Wm. DAVIS, Greenspond, is taking freight at Knowling's for Greenspond, and Cape Charles, Labrador, for Mr. BISHOP of Carbonear.
The schooner Pauline, John GREENE, arrived yesterday morning from Morton's Harbor, with a full cargo, consisting of herring, salmon, trout, oil, and empty barrels, in shooks. She is now at PITT'S lower wharf.
The schooner St. Claire, is discharging lumber at Horwood Lumber Co's wharf, brought from the Co's mill at Dog Bay. The schooners Dreadnought, and Emily Bell, are unloading brick from the Trinity Bay Brick Works, at the same wharf.
A warrant was yesterday issued for the arrest of five of the crew of the barque Cordelia, who were absent from their ship without leave. One of the men was arrested yesterday afternoon, and three others last night. All were taken to the Police Station and will appear before the Magistrate this morning.
Last Tuesday night, while the Prospero was at Bonne Bay, she broke from her moorings at the wharf, while the S.W storm was raging. Capt FITZPATRICK anchored the steamer when she drifted from the wharf, and an hour later, managed to get to another pier, to which she was safely moored.
The Glenco took the following outward passengers from Placentia yesterday: Rev. M. GROUCY and wife, W. PAYNE, P. MARQUE, S.G. LITTLE, D. SUTHERLAND, P.M. LANGDON, L.R. ARMSTRONG, Mrs. BISHOP, Mrs. VIGUS, Miss INKPEN, Miss BISHOP, Mrs. J. BISHOP.
The Express last evening, took out a large number of Passengers, including: J.G. CREAU, W. JENKINS, W.J.S. TAYLOR, E. LARKIN, G. SKEFFINGTON, Miss CROSSMAN, G. BROWNING, Miss BLACKLER, Miss C. PIKE, M. WILLIAMSON, J. BROWN, L. EARLE, Mrs. S.A. CHANCEY, H.C. CROSS, Rev. H. UPHILL, F. SINCLAIR, Miss J. IVANY, J. HAMPTON, J. MORRIS, W.A. MacKAY, M. CHURCHILL, Mr. A. PRETTY and Mrs. PRETTY.
At one of the City wharves on Saturday, the Skipper and crew of an outport schooner could be seen performing what may justly be considered, the most discouraging task incidental to their calling, namely, landing their salt after a blank voyage! The Skipper, who for the ten years previous, had been a most successful fish killer, told in a feeling way, how unpleasant he found the performance of this work, it being in many ways, the hardest day's work he has ever done!
The brig. Clementine, TUCKER, had 3500 quintals of fish on board, when the Prospero left Harbor Breton, and was almost ready to sail for market.
Mr. R. MOULTON'S new schooner, Gwladys [as written, GW.] is now at Burgeo, where she will take on board a half cargo of fish for Oporto, and then sail to St. Lawrence to complete her load.
The schooner Excelda, left Harbor Breton Saturday last for St. Pierre, where she will go on dock for a general overhauling after the season's banking voyage. Upon returning to Harbor Breton, she will load fish for Oporto.
The many friends of Mr. G.B. HARRIS, who was so seriously ill the past few days, will be delighted to learn that his Medical Attendant has pronounced him out of danger, and in a few weeks it is hoped he will be as well as ever.
Thos. WALSH, an inmate of the Poor Asylum, who was reported missing Friday, was found in a coal cellar of the institution Saturday afternoon. He is only half witted and stated that he hid because somebody was going to kill him.
The old man CHAFE, who went astray at Petty Harbor Tuesday last, is still
missing. Another search was made Saturday, Constables KEEFE and FAGAN assisting
the residents. The old man was partly blind, and it is now believed that he fell
into one of the ponds or rivers, and is drowned.
| October 12, 1907 || DEATH || COLLINS: Passed peacefully away yesterday, after a short illness, Theresa, daughter of the late James R. COLLINS, and sister of John T. COLLINS, of the Anglo American Telegraph Office. Funeral on tomorrow, Sunday, at 2:30 pm, from her late residence, 46 Prescott St. Friends of the family will please accept this, the only intimation.
MILLER: On the 13th inst., after a short illness, Florence Annie, darling child of Thomas and Julia MILLER, aged 11 years. Funeral on Tuesday at 2:30 pm., from her late residence, Merrymeeting
Road. Friends and acquaintances please accept this, the only intimation.
| October 12, 1907 || BIRTH || HANLON: This morning, the 14th inst., at Torbay, twin sons to Mr. and Mrs. T. HANLON of Portugual Cove. |
| October 12, 1907 || HARBOR GRACE || Mr. Max CRON arrived from the Labrador, by a schooner which reached Bay Roberts this morning. He came here by this afternoon's train.
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Ernest SHEPPARD on Tuesday, and a daughter to Mr. and Mrs Thomas FORD this morning.
Miss Winnie O'KEEFE, who had been spending a time at Bay de Verde, returned home this week. Mrs. M.J. O'NEIL of Bay de Verde, also arrived on a short visit.
Mr. John G. MUNN, Mr. Willis DAVIS, wife, and son, went to St. John's by this morning's train. Ensign TRICKEY, S.A., wife and child for Toronto, and Mr. E.A. LONG for Sydney, left by this evening's train.
The schooner Mary B. of Freshwater, John W. KELLOWAY, Master, arrived from the North Shore on Tuesday night, with 580 quintals fish to Messrs MUNN & Co.
Messrs MUNN and Co's schooner, Lizzie M., Wm. DAY, arrived from Shoal Bay Islands, Labrador, this morning, bringing home crews. Their chartered schooner, Elizabeth Ellinor, Capt. JONES, also arrived this morning from Labrador, for orders.
A schooner brought about 25 workmen from Bell Island to Carbonear on Tuesday. They left the Island at 2 pm that day, and arrived at Carbonear time enough for the passengers to catch the train to Harbor Grace. Mr. and Mrs Wm. POWER and child came on a visit to Mrs. POWER'S mother, Mrs John HOGAN. MR. POWER returned to the Island by Wednesday morning's train. The Steamer Mary, will come here on Saturday night with passengers from Bell Island.
A woman belonging to Mosquito, left this town at 9 pm one night last week, for home, and when she came to the South Side of Mosquito Valley, she somehow turned West instead of East, and lost her way. She traveled on and on, not knowing whither she was going, and at last came to the Long Drung, Carbonear, at midnight. She did not reach her home at Mosquito until 3 the next morning!
Mrs Susanna LUFFMAN, relict of the late Henry LUFFMAN, died at her home, Harvey Street West at 6 pm Tuesday, after a long illness, at the age of 78 years. The deceased leaves four sons and two daughters to mourn their bereavement. Two sons and a daughter are in Montreal, one son is in British Columbia, and two sons and a daughter are in Harbor Grace. [This does not add up, but is as written. GW] The funeral took place this afternoon, the burial being in the C of E Cemetery.
Messrs Munn & Co's steamer, Louise, Capt. E. BURKE, arrived at Heart's Content at 10:20 this morning, bringing crews from Labrador. She left Shoal Bay Island last Monday, and reports the SS Kite entering Comfort Bight on Monday afternoon, and the schooner St. Claire, Captain DUNN, at Bolster's Rock, bound South. The Louise called at Snug Harbor and St. Julien's on the way home. She is expected here by tomorrow morning. Messrs A.G and R.S.
MUNN came passengers to Heart's Content, and come hither this afternoon.
| October 12, 1907 || PROSPERO BACK FROM THE WESTWARD || The SS Prospero, Capt. T. FITZPATRICK, arrived for the Westward at 9:30 pm yesterday. For the greater part of the trip the weather has been very disagreeable. On the Saturday after leaving here, a heavy SE gale was experienced, and while the ship was at Bonne Bay, a SW storm was in progress. From Bonne Bay on down to Cape Race, fair weather was had, but near the latter place, dense fog was met which lasted until this port was reached. The steamer arrived at Ferryland at 11 am yesterday, but owing to the thick fog, did not leave there until 4 pm. The Prospero brought about 600 packages of freight and the following passengers: Rev. Fr. VEREKER, Sister ALOYSIUS, Messrs. C.B. SPENCER, J.C. STRANG, W. JOCELYN, A.E. HAYWARD, G. HARVEY, P. MORRISEY, H.C. WINDSOR, V. McKNIGHT, Mesdames ELLEFSON, BERNARD, CONDON, Misses STRONG, ENGLISH, GEARY, GARDNER, BADCOCK, St. CROIX, and 36 in 2nd cabin. |
| October 12, 1907 || YESTERDAY'S ACCIDENTS || Yesterday morning, a lad named O'DEA was run down by a horse attached to a milk wagon, on LeMarchant Road, and had his face badly lacerated, one of the wheels of the cart passing over it. He had a narrow escape from being hit by the horse's hoofs and being seriously injured. The lad was driven home and attended to by a Doctor.
About 3:15 pm, another accident occurred at the foot of Prince St., a lad named HAYES being run down by a horse and buggy, which was being driven at a fairly good speed by a youngster, who was hardly capable of handling a horse.n
Const. NUGENT had the injured boy driven home. He was not badly hurt.
| October 12, 1907 || NAUTICAL || SS Erik is now on Dry Dock ungoing repairs. SS Silvia is due from New York direct, tomorrow. SS Cape Breton is due from Montreal, direct, tomorrow. SS Louisburg, GOULD, sails for Montreal and Gulf Ports tomorrow. SS Harmony sailed Saturday for the Moravian settlements, Labrador. Schooner Packet is now ready to sail for Three Arms, NDB, with a full load of supplies for E. NORRIS. Schooner Electra, St CLAIR, sailed Saturday afternoon for Brazil with a full cargo of fish, shipped by A. GOODRIDGE & Sons. SS Diana is now taking aboard supplies at C.F. BENNETT'S for the Moravian settlements. and will be ready to sail within a day or so. |
| October 12, 1907 || SCHOONER SAFE || Editor Daily News: Dear Sir, The story in your issue of 8th Oct, as referring to a schooner missing with all hands, belonging to Mr. PIERCEY of this place, is, we are proud to state, without foundation. I would say that there is not the least anxiety felt about her here. She is NOT overdue from The French Shore, where she has been fishing for some time, since coming off the Labrador. Yours truly, Scilly Cove, Oct 9th., 1907. |
| October 15, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || Capt R. CHURCHILL is high liner of the Belleoram banking fleet this season, his catch being 2200 quintals.
A lad named PARREL of Tessier Place, while playing in front of his door on Sunday last, fell and broke his arm. Dr. CAMPBELL set the limb at his Surgery.
Dr. M.R. MacDONALD and Mrs MacDONALD of Brigus, arrived in town by yesterday's train, and will remain for a few days. They are at The Crosby.
Constables DOODY and DAWE of the West End, went on the sick list yesterday, and both are confined to the Station. They will be able to resume duties in a day or so as they are only suffering from slight colds.
Richard GREY, who has been using HM Penitentiary as a winter residence for several years, was brought to the Station again last night. With the advancement of Winter, Richard manages to get locked up, and the usual three months follow. Yesterday's weather, he thought, was not conducive to his health, so he decided to visit the Magistrate again, and bid for his winter quarters at Quidi Vidi.
At the Supreme Court yesterday, before Justice EMERSON, the case of Smith Co Ltd., Vs Franklin & Co. came up for an hearing. The action is taken to recover damages for an alleged breach of an agreement to accept delivery of 800 quintals of fish, in accordance with a sale note dated March 28th., 1907. The defendants claim the fish was sold by sample, but that offered was inferior in quality. They further claim that they were not permitted to examine the fish, and that 800 quintals were not delivered. McNEILLY, K.C., and MORRISON, K.C., for plaintiff; FURLONG, K.C., and FENELON for defendants.
The schooner Kingfisher, now at C.F. Bennett's, loading supplies for Tilt Cove, sails for there as soon as a chance offers.
The Sydney Cement Works, of which Mr. H.C. BURCHELL, formerly of this city, is Manager, will have a big output this season. A few days ago, a shipment of 10,000 barrels was sent to Charlottetown, PEI., in the schooner Florence M.
The famous Capt Sol. JACOBS, who for so many years has been high liner of the New England Fishing Fleet, has lost his honors this season. The schooner Tatler, has recently returned with 450,000 lbs. of fish, the biggest catch on record, and stocked over $17,000. Every Sol has his day!
The Sydney Post of the 11th., inst., says: Mr. HIGDON, until recently the Caretaker of the Jubilee Methodist Church, passed away yesterday morning. His remains will be taken to Newfoundland by the SS Bruce on Saturday night, after a short service at the house.
| October 15, 1907 || LETTER OF THANKS || Editor Daily News: Dear Sir: I now take the opportunity of thanking the gentlemen who, I have been told, took the trouble to come down from St. John's, to attend the funeral of my dear father, also those who kindly sent messages of sympathy and letters of condolence to my mother, in her present and sad bereavement. S.R. WINSOR, Valleyfield, Oct 8, 1907. |
| October 15, 1907 || PERSONAL || Mr. J.W. HISCOCK of Brigus, arrived in town yesterday. Mr. T. WALSH of Harbor Grace, is at present in town transacting his Fall's business. Mr. W.L. BALL of the Robinson Export Co., arrived from Boston by yesterday's express. Dr. L.E. KEEGAN, who was shooting on the Cape Grounds the last two weeks, returned to town last night. He did poorly and reports birds scarce. Mr. G.B. HUTCHINGS of the Bank of Montreal at New York, arrived by yesterday's express to spend a vacation with his parents. His many friends will be glad to see Guy looking so well. He remains for about a week. |
| October 15, 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || Dr. GOODWIN, who has been a fortnight at Bonavista and Catalina where dental engagements required his attention, returned by the SS Ethie to Carbonear today, and drove home this afternoon.
Messrs MUNN & Co's steamer Louise, towed out the schooner Nellie Louise, Capt Mark BURKE, this evening. The Nellie is bound to Pernambuco with 4100 drums of codfish. The schooner Ellen, bound for Green's Harbor, T.B., was also towed out.
The schooner Harold D. CROCKER, Master, arrived from Trinity Bay on Friday with 80M shingles to Mr. Thomas ROSS. This schooner landed a lot of shingles at Carbonear, before coming here. She left for Green's Harbor this afternoon.
Mr. William KENNEDY, son of Mr. Terence KENNEDY, arrived from Boston by Thursday night's express, on a visit to his parents. Mr. KENNEDY has been living in the United States about 16 years, and now that he is home, he may remain all the winter.
A car load of fine cattle (10 head) was brought from St. John's by this evening's train for Mr. H.C. WATTS, who is collecting cattle for his Christmas stock of beef.
Messrs MUNN & Co's schooner, Ellen, Ambrose PENNY, Master, arrived from Shoal Bay Islands, Labrador, this morning, with freighters. She had a rough experience in the recent heavy gales at Twillingate, loosing her foremast and one anchor and chain, and was with difficulty prevented from becoming a total wreck.
Mr. A.D. DAVIS, who has been ill for some weeks, has so far improved as to be able to leave his bed for a short while, several days this week. Hopes for his complete and speedy recovery are bright, and all will be pleased to see Mr. DAVIS active once more.
Rev. G.R. GODDEN, Messrs D. McRAE and W.O. WOOD, Miss McRAE, and Mrs. GROUCHY, for St. John's, Rev. J.C. CRAIG, Mr. Clement NOSEWORTHY, and seven of his family for Whitbourne, left by Friday morning's train. Sgt. SHEPPARD, Mr. A.G. ANDREWS, for St. John's, and Mr. Matthey NOSEWORTHY
for Spaniard's Bay, went out by this evening's train.
| October 15, 1907 || HARBOR DIRECTORY || H.J. STABB & Co's Wharf: Grace, Edward CARROL, Bonavista.
Harvey and Co's Wharf: Sunshine, F. ROBERTS, Brigus. Mary, Samuel FORCEY, Grand Bank.
Job Bros & Co's Wharf: Trixy, Joshua STRONG, Old Perlican. Lavrock, Jas. BURTON, Salvage, BB. Roddicton, Owen BURDEN, Salvage. Minnie J., Henry G. BUTTON, Old Perlican. Thoroughfare, Wm. MILLS, Ireland's Eye, TB. Freda D., Edward LUTHER, Bay Bulls Arm, TB. Miriam, Wm IVANY, Smith's Sound, TB.
George NEAL's Wharf: Ocean Bride, Edward KEAN, Green's Harbor. Gertie, TUCKER, Burnt Point, CB.
Crosbie & Co's Wharf: E.P. Morris, Isaac LIDSTONE, Exploits.
Baird Gordon & Co's Wharf: Minnie Gladys, Robert SMITH, Chapel Arm. Ketch Gipsy, Wm TOBIN, Placentia. Eurydice, Moses LOCKYER, Bay de Verde. Sunbeam, Philip DALTON, Catalina. Annie may, FITZGERALD, Trepassy. Gower S., Joseph REID, Heart's Delight, TB.
Baine Johnston & Co's Wharf: Katie Bloomer, Thomas CURTIS, Trepassy. Delta, BARNES, Harbor Grace. May, Caleb THORNE, Job's Cove, CB. CWG, James RODGERS, Old Perlican. Rambler, John RODGERS, Old Perlican. Cactus, Eli TOOPE, Ireland's Eye, TB. Mary D., Thomas MOORE, Bay de Verde.
Ayre & Son's Wharf: Effie Belle, Arthur GREY, Musgrave Harbor. Armenia, Rd. WILLS, Gooseberry Islands, BB.
J. & W. PITT'S Wharf: Annie P., Andrew OLIVER, Goose Bay, BB.
Bowring Bros Wharf: W.Fred, Wm. WATERFACE, Baine Harbor, PB. Atlanta, JONES, Fogo. Mary O'Neil, John O'NEIL, Bay de Verde. Veronica, DOWNEY, Scilly Cove, TB.
Colin Campbell's Wharf: Pauline, John GREENE, Moreton's Harbor, NDB.
| October 15, 1907 || SCHOONER TOTAL WRECK || The following message was received in town yesterday, from the Wreck Commissioner at Pilley's Island: Schooner total wreck at Triton Island, name picked up: Alma, Scilly Cove, TB. Quite a lot of wreckage and clothes strewn along shore. No sign of crew. Supposed all hands lost. It is thought she ran in on Thursday, during E.N.E. gale.
The Alma, referred to in the above, was a new schooner of 35 tons, built last year, and owned by Henry PIERCEY of Scilly Cove. She went to the Labrador in the first part of the summer, but did poorly, and afterward, went on the French Shore. On Thursday night, J. EVANS' schooner arrived at Hant's Harbor and reports having seen the Alma at Conche, all well.
The Alma carried three traps, and it is thought she did well on the French Shore, and while on her way home, was caught in the heavy E.N.E. gale of Thursday last. Early in the summer, she sprung her foremast, and it is believed she became dismasted during the gale, and drove onshore.
There was six men on the schooner, four of whom were married. Their names are: Captain George PIERCEY, married, wife and two children; Arthur PIERCEY,
married, wife and two children; Wm. J. ANDREWS, married, wife and one child;
Henry PITCHER, married, wife and one child; John COATES, Single; Wm. BRANDON,
| October 15, 1907 || SCHOONER NEARLY ASHORE || The schooner Mary D., Capt. T. MOORE of Bay de Verde, had a narrow escape from going on the rocks Saturday night. The schooner left Bay de Verde at 9 am Saturday, and came in sight of the Narrows about dark. A heavy fog then set in and the wind suddenly dropped. There was a heavy swell on at the time, and the schooner's boats had to be put out, to tow her from off the rocks. Twice, she was under Fort Amherst, and only by extra efforts was she kept from going onshore. The crew worked hard all night, and succeeded in making port at daylight. |
| October 15, 1907 || ANOTHER CRAFT IN TROUBLE || Wednesday night last, during the storm, the schooner Vivian, CHURCHILL, anchored off the Beach, Bell Island, dragged her anchors, and came near going ashore and becoming a total loss. To save her, Capt. CHURCHILL ran around the Eastern end of the Island, but the wind being too heavy, he was forced to run to Cupids and beach the schooner.
Next day, the SS Progress went to her assistance, and some of the cargo of
the schooner was taken aboard, when the sea moderated. Being lightened, she
floated at high tide, having suffered but little damage. She has a very valuable
cargo on board, having for Mr. GARBAGE of Bell Island, goods to the value of
$6000. The Vivian will come on here for repairs as soon as the cargo is
| October 15, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || Capt HARTLEY has resigned from the SS Mary. His place is being taken by Capt. J. DAWE.
Dogs made a raid on Misquito one night last week, and killed several fine sheep. It is thought the brutes came from Carbonear.
A man named CONNELLY of Renews, died at the Hospital yesterday, and the body will be sent home by the Prospero tomorrow. Mr. M.P. CASHIN is looking after the arrangements.
The express arrived at 2:30 last evening, bringing a large number of passengers, including: Rev. Dr. L. CURTIS, A.D. BROWN, A.S. RENDELL, Miss B.A. SULLIVAN, T. CURRAN, W.J. MARTIN, and some workmen from Grand Falls.
The following guests registered at the Crosby yesterday: J.W. HISCOCK, Brigus. L.G. HUDSON, Boston. M.R. MacDONALD and wife, Brigus. W.L. BALL, Boston. T.P. MILLER, Grange, Eng. H. KRAMRISCH, Bradford, Eng. A. NORMAN, Toronto. Geo. KENNEDY, Miss Helen KENNEDY, Avondale.
Thursdfay night last, Mr. J.B. MILLER and Bride received a big reception upon their return to Bell Island. The reception was held at Wabana House, all the Officials of the Dominion Co. being present. An address was presented the young couple by Capt. HOUSE, who proposed the health of the bride, which was responded to by the groom. Other felicitous and happy speeches were made, after which a dace took place, about 25 couples taking part. Mr. MILLER is very popular on the Island and was the recipient of many congratulatory telegrams from former associates, including one from Mr. GRAMMER, late Manager.
The brig. Galatea, CONNORS, arrived at Oporto after an excellent voyage of 14 days; all well.
The schooner Delta, BARNES, with a crew of 10 men, fished at Labrador this season, and only secured 20 quintals.
The yacht North Star took 100 tons of bunker coal from Bowring Bros. yesterday, and was provisioned by Mr. Tasker COOK. She resumes her voyage today.
A few days ago, Capt BARNES of the schooner Delta, had a narrow escape from being killed. The top end lift
of the Main Boom, which had been chafed, gave out just as he was going below to
the cabin, and striking the rail, the boom broke off. The Capt was badly
frightened, but fortunately, the boom just grazed his shoulder, when falling to
| October 16, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || Thomas POWER and Walter SNOW, who have figured in Police circles before, were arrested by Detective BYRNE yesterday, charged with entering F.B. WOOD Co's store on Duckworth St., and stealing money, lemonade, chocolate, etc. They will appear before the Magistrate this morning.
Sgt. SHEPPARD left by last evening's express for the West Coast, where he will be stationed during the hunting season on game protection service. The Sgt. goes first to Port aux Basques to engage two men who will camp with him. The party will then proceed to Howley and make camp on the reserve.They will be provided with all the equipment necessary to enable the Sergeant to assist in carrying out the law, in relation to the preservation of caribou.
The brig. Gratia, SNOW, was towed to port from Ferryland yesterday afternoon, by the D.P. Ingraham.
The hearing of the trial of SWEENEY for Manslaughter, has been postponed until next month, owing to the illness of one of the witnesses.
The SS Diana, Capt Joe BLANDFORD, sailed at 10 am yesterday, for the Moravian settlements. She goes as far North as Cape Chidley.
The funeral of the man HUETT, one of the victims in the drowing accident at Grand Falls, took place at Norris' Arm on Friday, and was attended by nearly all the residents of that place. The services were conducted by His Lordship, Bishop MARCH and Father BATTCOCK, and the latter delivered a very eloquent and touching address suitable for the occasion.
Mr. Arthur S. ENGLISH left by yesterday's express for Badger Brook Station, where he will meet Capt. and Mrs. MacLean, who have lately arrived from England. Two guides will be procurred at Badger, and the party will then proceed to Lloyd's Pond, about 80 miles further in the interior, where Capt MacLean will hunt caribou on the expiration of the close season, after the 20th. inst. This is a hunting ground which has not been much exploited so far, and good sport always rewards the sportsman who visits it. Mrs MacLean will accompany her husband on his hunting trip into the interior.
Miss B. SNELGROVE of Catalina, who has been visiting in the city for the past few weeks, left by last evening's train for Heart's Content, to spend a few days with friends before proceeding home.
Mr. Arthur MOORE, one of the unfortunate victims in last week's drowning acccident at Grand Falls, was to have been married to a young lady on the West Coast, during the present month.
Hon J.S. PITTS, C.M.G., yesterday, received a cable from London, informing him of the death there on Monday, of his Nephew, Mr. Wm. PITTS. Flags were flying at half mast on Messrs. Pitts, and Ayre & Son's buildings yesterday, in consequence.
Richard GREY, who was arrested Monday night for creating a disturbance in the S.A. Food Depot, was sent to the Penitentiary yesterday for three months.
Capt INKPEN'S banking schooner has returned to Burin from Labrador, with a good catch of fish. She has 1500 quintals landed for the season, and her crew will make good wages.
The express last evening, took out a large number of passengers, including: S. THOMPSON, Miss SNELGROVE, Mr. and Mrs. MURPHY, Sgt. SHEPPARD, J.K. PIERCEY, S. WALSH, J.P. HADDON, R. McRAE, J. FOOTE, V. DEARDON.
The case of scarlet fever reported from LeMarchant Road a few days ago,
proved fatal Tuesday night, the patient, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
James DODD, succumbing to the disease. The funeral was to take place yesterday.
| October 16, 1907 || CARBONEAR || The SS Diana, Capt NEWBURY, arrived here from Blanc Sablon on Monday night, to land J. PEDERICK and crew.
Messrs. Jno BURGESS & Son and Mr. Eben TAYLOR of Messrs. DUFF & Sons Ltd., Arrived by the SS Virginia Lake. The men BURGESS were engaged with Munn & Co and were compelled to return home through ill health.
The schooner Ellen of Trinity, Capt. Jas. PITTMAN, arrived to Messrs. Rorke & Sons Tuesday, laden with brick.
Mr. Andrew GOWANS Jr., Travelling Agent for Our Own Wollen Mills, at Hueville, was in town this week, showing samples of the factorie's turnout, and soliciting orders for same.
A few of the Labrador fleet have returned, viz: Samoa, Capt Gilbert LeGROW. The Thos. Roberts, Skipper Ambrose COLE, and the Presto, owned by Messrs. Nathaniel and Elias COLE, planters at Batteaux.
An odd case of scarlet fever still continues to crop up. This week, Mr. Oscar HOWELL, Assistant at Butt's Drug Store, is the victim of the germ.
Mr. Frank HOWELL, a popular employee of Messrs. J.& J. MADDOCK'S firm, who, it will be remembered, went to St. John's Hospital for medical treatment about two months ago, came back again, far from well, and being advised to seek further treatment, departed on Tuesday last for Boston, where he will consult some of the leading Doctors.
Mr. Pearce FINN, one of our efficient preventive officers, is able to be about his duties once again, after undergoing a slight operation during his leave of absence in the City.
The sad intelligence of the unexpected death of Mate Jas McCARTHY at Allicante, came Wednesday last, to the Rev. F.D. McCARTHY, who immediately conveyed the news to the aged parents, and grief stricken sisters and brother. Particulars of the fatality are not yet to hand, but will doubtless be told in detail on the arrival of Capt. Wm. FITZGERALD, brother in law of the unfortunate man. Our friend Jim, who has just passed over the border line, was favourably
known in shipping circles, both in St. John's and Harbor Grace, as well as here.
He was reckoned a thorough first class seaman, and merited a reputation for
heroism in the hazardous calling of the sea. Some two years ago, he was rewarded
by the Royal Humane Society of England, with a handsome watch, as a recognition
of his daring, in snatching a young girl from a watery grave in one of the
Spanish ports, near which he himself, has met his end. Great sympathy is
expressed for the bereaved family.
| October 16, 1907 || THAT EARTHQUAKE AT PETTY HARBOR || The story circulated about town yesterday, that an earthquake had occurred at Petty Harbor, and a rock of about 15 tons weight had been moved for a distance of about two feet over an incline, is apparently a myth. Persons who were in town yesterday from Petty Harbor, speaking to The News, knew nothing about the affair, and did not even feel the shock. The rock is said to be removed from where it was on a boundary line between two properties, but the fact as to who or what removed it is unknown. First it was said to have moved a foot, then two feet, next three feet, but the oldest resident thinks it is still in the same position, though it is possible that someone or other has removed some of the clay and sand that surrounded its base. It is certain, however, according to reliable men from Petty Harbor, that there was no quake, and the rock is still in its original position, and the report is only a ghost story. |
| October 16, 1907 || HYMENEAL || Fitzpatrick - Murphy: At the RC Cathederal at 3:30 yesterday afternoon, the marriage of Miss Paternalia FITZPATRICK, oldest daughter of Capt. Thomas FITZPATRICK of the SS Prospero, to Mr. Matthew MURPHY of Placentia, was solmnized by Right Rev. Mons. ROACHE, a large number of guests being present. The bride was beautifully attired in cream silk voile, with wreath and veil, and carried a bouguet. She was attended by her sisters Kitty and Molly, who were dressed in creme voile; Misses Blanche and Eleca, also sisters, were flower girls. Mr. P. BROWN assisted the groom. Capt FITZGERALD gave the bride away. After the ceremony, the bridal party and guests drove to the home of the brides parents, Carter's Hill, where supper was served. The health of the bride was proposed by Rev. Mons. ROACHE, to which the groom ably replied. Mr. J. MURPHY toasted the mother of the bride, Capt. FITZPATRICK replying in suitable terms. At 5:30, the newly wedded couple drove to the station and joined the train for Holyrood, where the honeymoon will be spent, after which they will leave for their future home, Argentia. Mr. and Mrs. MURPHY recieved many valuable gifts, showing the esteem in which they are held. The News wish them many years of Matrimonal happiness. |
| October 17, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || The schooner Annie, WOODROE, arrived from Northern Bay yesterday, with 120 barrels berries and 150 quintals of fish, having made a good run up.
Yesterday afternoon, a lad named HANN broke his arm while playing with some others on Hamilton St. The broken member was set by Dr. LESLIE.
The banking schooner Hispanola, Capt KENNEDY, is now discharging her fish at Lawn and will finish this week. Her crew will share over $240. per man.
A search is being kept up to recover the bodies of the men lost from the schooner Alma, which met destruction near Triton Island, but up to yesterday, no corpses had been recovered.
The schooner Laura M. Knock, G. RICHARDS, Bay Roberts, came off the Floating Dock yesterday. She is loading at A.J. Harvey & Co. for C. & A. DAWE, Bay Roberts.
Mr. Jesse WINSOR of Wesleyville, registered at the Crosby, yesterday.
Mr. B. CHOWN, Travelling Salesman for the Nfld. Clothing Factory, arrived in town by Wednesday night's train. Mr. CHOWN has just returned from a three months trip around the Island in the interest of his firm.
Another hockey team has been formed, to be called the Lusitanias, and consists of the following: G. HUNT, S. PEARCE, C. QUICK, SHORTALL, BRIEN, TOBIN, G. HERDER. These will play the Standards at the Roller Rink on Friday night. The winners of this game will play the Parsons Septette, next week.
The SS Louisburg, GOULD, sailed last evening for Montreal via Sydney and
Charlottetown. She was ready to leave early in the afternoon, but was delayed,
waiting for her Firemen, who had absented themselves from the ship. They were
captured and put aboard by the Police.
| October 17, 1907 || MARRIAGES || MANUEL - FROST: At the residence of the bride's father on the 15th. Inst., by the Rev. Dr. COWPERTHWAITE, Mr. Chesley MANUEL of Exploits, to Miss Mary FROST of Harbor Grace. |
| October 17, 1907 || DEATH || CAMERON: Last evening, John X. CAMERON, aged 34 years. Funeral on tomorrow at 4 o'clock, to train, from 40 William Street, for interment at New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. |
| October 17, 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || The schooner Jessie, Andrew PARSONS Master, arrived from the Labrador via French Shore, Saturday evening.
Messrs. Munn & Co's steamer Louise, will shortly leave for Venison Island, Labrador, to load fish for Carbonear to Messrs. John Rorke & Sons.
Miss TETFORD for Spaniard's Bay, Mr. Samuel THOMEY for Brigus, and Mr. G. PARSONS for St. John's, left by Monday morning's train. Mr. Stewart NOEL for St. John's, went out by the evening's train.
The new public wharf to be built at Caplin Cove, was commenced this morning under the Foremanship of Mr. John WHITEWAY. In order to distribute the money allotted for this purpose more generally, shifts of workmen will be made every four days until the work is finished, or the money spent.
Miss BUTT for Bay Roberts, Mr. G.H. BADCOCK, Mrs. John THOMEY and her grandson, Master Thomas B. McGRATH, went out by this evening's train. Thomas will be placed at school at St. Bonaventure's College, and as he is a bright lad, he should be able to distinguish himself in his studies.
A very interesting ceremony was performed at the residence of Mr. Levi FROST this afternoon, when his youngest daughter, Mary, was united in marriage to Mr. Chesley Arthur MANUEL, youngest son of the late Josiah MANUEL of Exploits, by the Rev. Dr. COWPERTHWAITE.
The bride, who was charmingly attired in a gown of white silk, with bridal veil and orange blossoms, was given away by her father, and was attended by Miss Maud BUTT as bridesmaid, who was tastefully gowned in silk lace over pale blue silk, while Miss Marion DAWE of Bay Roberts, also prettily dressed in white silk, acted as flower girl. The groom was supported by Dr. OVERTON of Exploits.
The bridal presents were numerous and expensive, and testified to the esteem in which the bride was held by a large circle of friends. The groom's present to the bride was a handsom gold watch and chain, and that to the bridesmaid, a gold braclet.
After the ceremony, a reception was held, when about 50 guests tendered their congratulations. Shortly before 4:30 pm., the bridal party drove to the railway station, where the happy couple entrained for their future home at Exploits.
A large number of citizens, including many intimate friends of the bride, assembled to witness the departure of the newly married pair, who took with them the kind wishes of all, for a pleasant journey through life. Later in the evening, a wedding feast was given to a number of guests, at the residence of Mr. Levi FROST.
Correspondent, Harbor Grace, Oct 15, 1907.
| October 17, 1907 || LABRADOR CREW MAKES BIG BILL || The schooner Star of Hope, Capt SCAMMELL of Change Islands, arrived here yesterday morning with 300 quintals. The operations of this craft are in bright contrast to the reports that apportioned small catches to the Labrador floaters. She left home on the 18th of June and made Square Island her fishing headquarters. Here she put together 500 quintals in a moderate time, and proceeded to land it. She made a second trip to the same scene, and took 300 quintals more, making 800 in all. Her present quantity will turn out number 1 Labrador, and her crew will share about - it is stated - $250. each! |
| October 17, 1907 || DEATH OF JOHN X. CAMERON || John X. CAMERON, who has been in the City for about a year, died at his residence, William Street, last evening, after a short illness, death resulting from brain fever, brought on by the result of an accident three months ago. Mr. CAMERON, during his stay in this City, was in the horse and cattle business, and also kept a Livery Stable. Being a Veterinary Doctor, his services were much sought for, and having an affiable and genial disposition, he made many friends. Deceased was a Royal Arch Mason, and also an Oddfellow. Rev. Dr. ROBERTSON, who attended him during his illness, will look after his business affairs. His remains will be conveyed to the Station, this afternoon, and will be sent to his late home. |
| October 17, 1907 || HEALTH NOTES || Two cases of Typhoid fever were yesterday reported to the Health Authorities by Dr. CAMPBELL. The patients are Thomas BATSTONE, Master, and Herbert MORRIS, Seaman, of the schooner Kingfisher, of S.W. Arm, Green Bay, and now lying at C.F. BENNETT & Co's wharf. They were removed to the Hospital yesterday, and the schooner will be disinfected this morning. The clothing belonging to the men will be sent to the steam disinfectory. A case of scarlet fever was also reported from 85 Long's Hill, the patient being a child, one year old. The inspection of Slaughter Houses in the West End by Inspector O'BRIEN, took place yesterday. The premises situate at the junction of Merrymeeting and Freshwater Roads, which were complained of as being in an unsanitary condition, were also inspected yesterday. |
| October 17, 1907 || THE FOG GUN || Anent the firing of the Fog Gun, complained of by the Captain of the Mabel R., some other stories have also been told. Capt. Arthur GUY, of the schooner Effie B., Musgrave Harbor, says that his schooner was in the Bay all Saturday night, and did not hear a gun being fired, though he could plainly hear a whistle. After daylight, Sunday morning, he had one of the crew set off discharges from a rifle, but received no reply. The Capt of the schooner, Mary D., from Bay de Verde, makes a similar complaint, and says that his crew were up all night, and up to 8am Sunday, did not hear the Fog Gun signal. |
| October 17, 1907 || STILL DANGEROUSLY ILL || Mr. John OSBORNE, who was so severly injured in the electrical accident some time ago, when Wm. BAILEY lost his life, is still in a very precarious condition at the Hospital, and does not show much sign of improvement. The pain from the arm which was burnt, is excessive, making it impossible for him to sleep, and he takes but a little food. |
| October 17, 1907 || LABRADOR CREW MAKES BIG BILL || The schooner Star of Hope, Capt. Scammell, of Change Islands, arrived here yesterday morning with three hundred quintals. The operations of this craft are in bright contrast to the reports that apportioned small catches to the Labrador “floaters.” She left home on the 18th June, and made Square Islands her fishing headquarters. Here, she put together 500 quintals in a moderate time, and proceeded to land it. She made a second trip to the same scene, and took three hundred quintals more, making 800 in all. Her present quantity will turn out No. 1 Labrador, and her crew will share about, it is stated, two hundred and fifty dollars each. |
| October 17, 1907 || DEATH OF JOHN X. CAMERON || John X. Cameron, who has been in the city about a year, died at his residence, Williams St., last evening after a short illness, death resulting from brain fever, brought on by the results of an accident three months ago. Mr. Cameron, during his stay in the city, was in the horse and cattle business. Being a Veterinary Doctor, his services were much sought for, and having an affable and genial disposition, he made many friends. Deceased was a Royal Arch Mason, and also an Oddfellow. Rev. Dr . Robertson, who attended him during his illness, will look after his business affairs. His remains will be conveyed to the station this afternoon, and will be sent to his late home. |
| October 17, 1907 || KEPT PARCEL NOT HIS OWN || Saturday night last, the driver of a city delivery express wagon dropped off some parcels at a house on Alexander St., which he should have delivered to another residence. The address on the packages was properly written, but two families of the same name lived on the street. Monday, the rightful owner informed the seller of the goods that no delivery had been made, and the express driver was brought to task. The result was that he called at the place where the articles were left, and found that some of the packages had been opened, and part of the contents removed. It is likely that a civil action in court will follow. |
| October 17, 1907 || TOO MUCH ALCOHOL || At 6.30 last evening, it was reported to Constable Nugent, that a man was lying dead on the Southside Hills behind St. Mary’s Church. Constables Nugent and Hann set out immediately for the place, and after searching for about half an hour, found a fisherman of Freshwater Bay, in the woods in a comatose state from the effects of liquor. The police brought him to the West End Station, and after some time, he recovered his senses. This morning, the prisoner will appear before the Magistrate. |
| October 17, 1907 || THE FOG GUN || Anent the firing of the fog gun, complained of by the Captain of the Mable R., some other stories have also been told. Capt. Arthur Guy, of the schooner Effie B., Musgrave Harbor, says that his schooner was in the Bay all Saturday night, and did not hear a gun being fired, though he could plainly hear a whistle. After daylight Sunday morning, he had one of the crew set off discharges from a rifle, but received no reply. The Captain of the schooner Mary D., from Bay de Verde, makes a similar complaint, and says that his crew were up all night, and up to 8 a.m. Sunday, did not hear the fog gun’s signal. |
| October 17, 1907 || STILL DANGEROUSLY ILL || Mr. John Osborne, who was so severely injured in the electrical accident some time ago, when Wm. Baily lost his life, is still in a very precarious condition at the Hospital, and does not show much sign of improvement. The pain from the arm which was burnt, is excessive, making it impossible for him to sleep; and he takes very little food. |
| October 17, 1907 || HEALTH NOTES || Two cases of typhoid fever were yesterday reported to the Health Authorities by Dr. Campbell. The patients are Thomas Batstone, Master, and Herbert Morris, Seaman, of the schooner Kingfisher, of S.W. Arm, Green Bay; and now lying at C.F. Bennett & Co’s., wharf. They were removed to the Hospital yesterday, and the schooner will be disinfected this morning. The clothing belonging to the men will be sent to the steam disinfectory. A case of scarlet fever was also reported from 85 Long’s Hill, the patient being a child, one year old. The inspection of slaughter houses in the West End, by Inspector O’Brien, took place yesterday. The premises situated at the junction of Merrymeeting and Freshwater Roads, which were complained of as being in an unsanitary condition, were also inspected yesterday. |
| October 17, 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || "The schooner Jessie, Andrew Parsons, Master, arrived from the Labrador, via French Shore, Saturday evening.
Messrs, Munn & Co’s steamer Louise, will shortly leave for Venison Island, Labrador, to load fish for Carbonear, to Messrs John Rorke & Sons.
Miss Tetford for Spaniard’s Bay, Mr. Samuel Thomey for Brigus, and Mr. G. Parsons for St. John’s, left by Monday morning’s train. Mr. Stewart Noel for St. John’s, went out by that evening’s train.
From the appearance, within the last few days, of an intimation placed near the front door of the Cochrane House, that Dr. Mahoney is in residence there, it would seem the genial Doctor intends to sojourn awhile with us.
It seems we are to have two moving picture shows in this town shortly. The Nickle Company is said to be negotiating for the hire of a hall here, and the final arrangements are to be settled by tomorrow. With two such shows running here, the lot of the ordinary mother of young children will not be enviable one.
The steamer Progress arrived here Saturday night with 60 passengers, mostly workmen, from Bell Island, 40 others being unable to obtain a passage. She returned on Sunday afternoon taking her complement of passengers. It is understood this steamer will not call at Carbonear on her regular trips to this port during the remainder of this season.
Messrs. R. Rutherford & Co. will send a large lot of building material to Labrador by the S.S. Louise, and this morning they shipped a considerable quantity of board to Carbonear, by the schooner Cyprus.
The new public wharf to be built at Caplin Cove, was commenced this morning, under the foremanship of Mr. John Whiteway. In order to distribute the money allotted for this purpose more generally, shifts of workmen will be made every four days until the work is finished, or the money spent.
Miss Butt for Bay Roberts, Mr. G.H. Badcock, Mrs. John Thomey and her grandson, Master Thomas B. McGrath, went out by this evening’s train. Thomas will be placed at school at St. Bonaventure’s College and as he is a bright lad he should be able to distinguish himself in his studies.
A very interesting ceremony was performed at the residence of Mr. Levi Frost, this afternoon, when his youngest daughter, Mary, was united in marriage to Mr. Chesley Arthur Manuel, youngest son of the late Josiah Manuel of Exploits, by Rev. Dr. Cowperthwaite. The bride, who was charmingly attired in a gown of white silk with bridal veil and orange blossoms, was given away by her father, and was attended by Miss Maud Butt, as bridesmaid, who was tastefully gowned in silk lace over pale blue silk, while Miss Marion Dawe, of Bay Roberts, also prettilyy dressed in white silk, acted as flower girl. The groom was supported by Dr. Overton of Exploits.
The bridal presents were numerous and expensive, and testified to the esteem in which the bride was held by a large circle of friends. The groom’s present to the bride was a handsome gold watch and chain, and that to the bridesmaids, a gold bracelet. After the ceremony, a reception was held, when about 50 guests tendered their congratulations. Shortly before 4.30 p.m. the bridal party drove to the railway station, where the happy couple entrained for their future home at Exploits. A large number of citizens, including many intimate friends of the bride, assembled to witness the departure of the newly married pair, who took with them the kind wishes of all for a pleasant journey through life. Later in the evening, a wedding feast was given to a number of guests at the residence of Mr. Levi Frost.
CORRESPONDENT, Harbor Grace, Oct. 15th 1907."
| October 17, 1907 || Previously Reported Above || |
| October 17, 1907 || DROWNING ACCIDENT AT PILLEY’S ISLAND || Inspector General McCowen, yesterday, received a message from Pilley’s Island to the effect that a child, named Fred Cobb, the eighteen month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Cobb of that place, had been drowned by falling into an abandoned shaft in one of the mines there. The child had been playing around near the house, and on being missed, search was made, and the body found at the bottom of the shaft, which was partly filled with water. |
| October 17, 1907 || FEVER AT ISLAND COVE || There is grave anxiety at Upper Island Cove and Harbor Grace over the prevalence of sickness in the former place. This sickness has been epidemic for months, and the Government has been urged to send Dr. Brehm over to investigate. If it is scarlet fever, it is high time that precautionary steps should be taken, otherwise the outlook will be a very gloomy one. There is a large population in the vicinity, and humanity as well as common sense, calls for action. |
| October 17, 1907 || NAUTICAL || S.S. Cacouna leaves Montreal on Friday for St. John’s. via Gulf ports. S.S. Dageid is now due to Shea & Co. from Montreal and Gulf ports. S.S. Halifax city sails for Liverpool tonight or tomorrow morning. S.S. Bonavista left Montreal at 2 a.m. yesterday for this port, via the usual ports of call. S.S. Cape Breton, Capt. Reid, reached port from Montreal yesterday morning. She left that port Friday afternoon, and had disagreeable weather all the way, dense fog and heavy seas being experienced. She brought a full cargo, but no passengers. |
| October 17, 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || "Bowrings: S.S. Prospero sailed West at 10 a.m. yesterday. S.S. Portia arrived at Nipper’s Harbor at 10 a.m. yesterday, coming South.
Reid Newfoundland Company: Home arrived at Bonne Bay last evening. Glencoe left Port aux Basques yesterday morning. Dundee is due at Port Blandford, this morning. Clyde is due at Lewisporte, this morning. Ethie arrived at Clarenville, last evening. Virginia Lake is North of Tilt Cove. Argyle leaves Placentia, this morning, going West."
| October 17, 1907 || BRUCE PASSENGERS || The Bruce arrived at Port aux Basques at 8.35 a.m. yesterday, with the following passengers: J.M. Waterbury, J.J. Blair, Col. S. Fewer, J. Nardini, J.L. Curtis, D. Washburne, P.A. Garcin, J.A. Cunningham, H. Ellsmore, S.L. Bartholmew, E. Aitken, Mrs. G. Brushett, Mrs. E.J. Burdock, B.M. Shipman, W.C. Acker, H. Demiffouis, C.E. Harison, W.H. Chase, J.E. Tibbo, R.C. Fielding, J.L. Nevin, F.M. Rowe, Mrs. R.G. Roach and 2 children. The express is due at noon. |
| October 17, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "A steamer passed the narrows at 4 p.m. yesterday, bound from Bell Island with ore.
The female who was arrested Tuesday night for being intoxicated, was before the Court yesterday, and remanded.
Rev. Fr. McNamara, who has been in the city the last two weeks, left for his parish, Burin, by the S.S. Propero yesterday.
The schooner Annie, Woodroe, arrived from Northern Bay yesterday, with 120 barrels of berries, and 150 quintals of fish, having made a good run up.
The two lads who broke into Wood’s Candy Store and stole $8.24, were before the Magistrate yesterday, and were sent down for two months.
Yesterday afternoon, a lad name Hann, broke his arm while playing with some others, on Hamilton St. The broken member was set by Dr. Leslie.
The Banking schooner Hispanola, Capt Kennedy, is now discharging her fish at Lawn and will finish this week. Her crew will share over $240 a man.
The S.S. Kite is expected to arrive from Brigus today. On reaching here she will load for Gillesport, Labrador, taking supplies for the lumber company operating there.
A search is still being kept up to recover the bodies of the men from the lost schooner Alma, which met destruction near Triton Island, but up to yesterday no corpses had been recovered.
The Supreme Court met at 11 o’clock yesterday morning, Chief Justice and Mr. Justice Johnson being present. There being no business, the Court adjourned until Friday, Nov. 1st.
Over 50 young men, who have been pogie fishing out of New England during the summer, arrived by the Bruce yesterday, coming to their homes to spend the winter.
The C.L. March Co. big bargain sale, was well patronized yesterday. There are only a few more days to make purchases, and intending buyers had better attend before it is too late.
The woman who has been causing so much trouble to the Police the last few months, and was arrested again Tuesday night, was before the Magistrate yesterday, and was remanded for eight days.
The present week is the dullest along the water front for labourers, for the season, about 1,200 men being unemployed since Saturday last. The result means a loss of trade to shopkeepers, and business in general.
The weather along the line yesterday was fairly fine with the temperature averaging about 40 above. Last night’s reports are: Port aux Basques, calm, fine, 40 above. Bay of Islands, calm, fine, 38 above.
Quarry, S.E., raining, 38 above. Bishop’s Falls, S.E., dull, 40 above. Clarenville, calm, dull, 40 above.
Whitbourne, N.W. light, fine, 37 above.
Business in Police circles was very quiet yesterday, and only one arrest was made; a drunk.
The roads around Conception Bay are now in a very bad condition, owing to the recent heavy rain, and ruts are numerous, making vehicular traffic dangerous.
About 40 schooners are now anchored in the stream, mostly having arrived yesterday. They are all fish laden, and will discharge as soon as fine weather offers.
The schooner Laura M Knock, G, Richards, Bay Roberts, came off the floating dock yesterday. She is loading at A.J. Harvey & Co’s for C & A Dawe, Bay Roberts.
Mr. Jesse Winsor, of Wesleyville, registered at the Crosbie yesterday.
Owing to the Louisburg being at the wharf, the Cape Breton berthed in the stream on arrival yesterday. She will move into Harvey & Co. premises this morning to discharge.
Mr. B. Chown, travelling salesman for the Nfld. Clothing Factory, arrived in town by Wednesday night’s train. Mr. Chown has just returned from a three months’ trip around the Island, in the interest of his firm.
The roller Rink continues to draw crowds nightly, and much enjoyment is had out of this excellent form of recreation. The management have left nothing undone to cater to the wants of their patrons, and that their efforts are appreciated is shown by the daily increase in the number of those attending.
The S.S. Louiseburg, Gould, sailed last evening for Montreal via Sydney and Charlottetown. She was ready to leave early in the afternoon, but was delayed waiting for her firemen, who had absent themselves from the ship. They were captured and put aboard by the Police.
The R.C. Church at Spaniard’s Bay has been getting repairs the past month or so. When finished, it will be one of the prettiest churches in the diocese. The outside of the building was painted in September. Carpenters are now at work on the interior. The sanctuary is to be throughly renovated. There will be a practically new altar put in and the wainscotting and ceilings will be nicely finished in hard pine. The Catholic people there will hold a bazaar later on in the fall, the proceeds of which will help to pay off the expenses which the work on the little chapel has incurred."
| October 17, 1907 || MARRIAGES || MANUEL — FROST – At the residence of the bride’s father on the 15th 1909, by the Rev. Dr. Cowperthwaite, Mr. Chesley Manuel of Exploits to Miss Mary Frost of Hr. Grace. |
| October 17, 1907 || DEATHS || CAMERON — Last evening, John X Cameron, aged 54 years, Funeral on tomorrow at 4 o’clock, to train, from 40 William Street, for interment at New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. |
| October 18, 1907 || A GOOD CATCH OF STRAITS FISH || The schooner Annie M. Sprowl, 70 tons, Capt. Monro Smith, of New Perlican, has arrived with thirteen hundred quintals of the staple on freight for Messrs, Bishop & Monroe. The vessel prosecuted the voyage in part on Canadian Labrador, ranging subsequently from Bras d’Or to Red Bay, and used a cod seine and two traps. The schools of cod were sufficiently plentiful during the inrush of the caplin, to admit of the seine being shot to material advantage, and with the traps fares, the vessel put together, the Captain reports, six hundred and fifty quintals. It was kept in salt bulk till the final catch made up the complement named, and then the craft was headed for Messrs. Job Brothers & Co.’s, room in Blanc Sablon, where it was landed, cured, and shipped to market in first-class condition. Captain Smith then proceeded to Flower’s Cove for the freight to Messrs. Bishops & Monroe, and was seventeen days taking it aboard, so adverse was the weather. His run hither, compensated to some extent for this delay – the wind favoured him, and he sped over the course in forty-eight hours. |
| October 18, 1907 || HERRING FISHERY || During the past few days, the fishermen have been putting themselves in readiness for the coming herring harvest. Boats, nets, and other requisities are being prepared, and the “skippers” are engaging share-men. Quite a number of men have arrived from Placentia and other parts of the country, to take part in the fishery. There is a good sign of herring in the bays, and nets get from one to ten barrels per day. The price paid by Angwin & Co. this week, is $1.50 a barrel, which will probably be the ruling price for salted herring this fall. We learn that one of McLean’s chartered vessels, at Wood’s Island, had about 200 barrels on board. Judging by present indications, it would seem as though there are going to be lots of herring here this season. — Western Star |
| October 18, 1907 || BACK FROM HUDSON BAY || The S.S. Stord, Berry, arrived in port at 10 a.m. yesterday, from Hudson Bay, where she had been discharging supplies for Revillion Bros. The Stord was as far North as Fort Chimo, Ungava, and on the passage down, met disagreeable weather. Supplies were discharged at Chimo and a part cargo of furs, skins, etc., was taken aboard. The ship left for here the 10th October, and had a splended run up, meeting fair weather the whole distance. When Fort Chimo was left, winter was beginning to set in, and the hills were covered with snow, while the temperature had gone below the freezing point several times. Capt James Blandford was the Ship’s Pilot, and brought her along without mishap. All on board are well after their long trip. The Stord will now lie up in port until next season. |
| October 18, 1907 || FOUND DEAD IN CELL || Yesterday morning at 9.30, Robert Simpson, a Car Man of Hutching St., who was sent to the Penitentiary the day previous, suffering from the effects of alcohol, was found dead in his cell. The unfortunate man had been suffering from delirium tremors for some time, and on Tuesday, was removed to the Police Station by the Police. While at the Station, he was in a very bad way, and was attended by Dr. Cowperthwaite. On his removal to the “pen” Dr. Shea attended him, and although he was very ill Wednesday night, death was not thought to be near. Deceased was 38 years old and leaves a wife and family. |
| October 18, 1907 || A QUICK TRIP || The barqt. Ich Dien, Capt. Kennedy, arrived from Pernambuco, last evening after a quick passage of 27 days. The Ich Dien is one of the best sailers out of St. John’s, and since Captain Kennedy has taken command, she has made good voyages, her last round trip to Brazil being a record one. |
| October 18, 1907 || HEALTH NOTES || Another case of typhoid fever developed on board the schooner Kingfisher yesterday, the mate, Harvey Fall, having contracted the disease. He was removed to the Signal Hill Hospital during the morning, and the schooner was afterwards disinfected, the clothing being taken to the steam disinfactory at the Hospital. The shed, complained of, situate at the junction of Merrymeeting and Freshwater Roads, is owned by a man residing on Newtown Road, and it will have to be removed by Saturday, this being satisfactory to all concerned. |
| October 18, 1907 || BODY SENT HOME || The body of the late John X Cameron was sent to his late hone, New Glasgow, by yesterday’s express. The funeral to the station was largely attended, the Oddfellows, of which the deceased man was a member, attending as a Guard of Honor. |
| October 18, 1907 || HOME BACK || The S.S. Home, Capt. Blandford, arrived at Bay of Islands, from Battle Harbor and Straits ports at 6.30 a.m. yesterday. She brought up 104 passengers and a large quantity of freight. The Captain reports that practically all the fishermen have left the Coast for home. Fine weather was experienced almost the entire trip, the return passage being made as quick as any during the season. |
| October 18, 1907 || NAUTICAL || "S.S. Pors sailed yesterday morning for Gander Bay. S.S. Rosalind leaves New York on Monday, for St. John’s, via Halifax. S.S. Cape Breton, will probably not be ready to sail before Monday. Schooner Ceylon, Cooke, is loading fish at Bishop & Monroe, for market. S.S. Halifax City, Aldridge, sails at noon today for Liverpool, taking a full cargo of fish, oil, herring, etc. Schooner Evelyn, Horwood, Master, sails today for Pernambuco, taking 3,100 quintals of fish, from Crosbie & Co. Schooner Red Gauntlet, Marshall, Master, arrived from Belleoram yesterday afternoon, in ballast, to Harvey & Co. Schooner Rap arrived yesterday from Labrador, with 1,700 quintals of fish, and is consigned to Bowring Bros. Schooner Ich Dien, Kennedy, Master, 27 days from Pernambuco, in ballast, to Crosbie & Co., reached port at 7 o’clock last evening .
Barque A.S. Hocken, Martyn, Maser, cleared for Pernambuco, yesterday afternoon, taking 5,352 quintals of fish, from Baine Johnstone & Co. S.S. Silvia sails tonight for Halifax and New York, taking a full cargo, and as passengers: E.M. Driscoll, Mary Stamp, in saloon, and ten in steerage." |
| October 18, 1907 || ALONG THE LINE || The express arrived at 4 p.m. yesterday, bringing a large number of passengers, including Judge Conroy, E.F. Harvey, J.W. Grant, G.W. Press, W.R. Howley, T.P Connors. The outgoing express last evening took out only a few passengers, among them were: R. Chap, Mrs. Cameron and children, G. Noel, E. Tipple, Mrs. Scanlon, Mrs. R. Noseworthy, J.P. Miller. The shore train arrived at 10 last night, with only a few passengers. |
| October 18, 1907 || HARBOR DIRECTORY || "Avalon Cooperage Wharf: Mary Pearl, Wm. Abbott, Hare Bay, B.B.
A Harvey & Co.’s Wharf: Geraldine, Wm. Smith, Smith Sound, T.B.
H.J Stabb & Co.’s Wharf: Gem, Churchill, Bay Roberts.
Shea & Co.’s Wharf: L & S., John Clarke, Carbonear.
S. March & Son’s Wharf: Norah, M. Chidley, Cape Broyle.
Harvey & Co.’s Wharf: St. Clara, Ronald Moore, Change Island. Mary, Samuel Forcey, Grand Bank.
Annie P., Andrew Oliver, Goose Bay, B.B. Thoroughfare, Wm. Mills, Ireland’s Eye, T.B.
Job Bro. & Co.’s Wharf: Seven Sisters, Aubrey Brown, King’s Cove. New Daisy, Joshua Day, Old Perlican. Gertie, Tucker, Burnt Point, Conception Bay. Lavrock, Jas. Burton, Salvage, B.B. Roddickton, Owen Burden, Salvage, B.B. Minnie J., Henry G Button, Old Perlican. Miriam, Wm. Ivany, Smith’s Sound T.B. Mary D., Thomas Moore, Bay de Verde. William, Samuel Butt, Flat Island, B.B. Vaudeville, Hugh Butt, Musgrave Harbor.
George Neal’s Wharf: Lapwing, James Wade, Conception Bay. Lady Johnson, Joseph Johnson, Catalina. S.S. Mary, loading for Bell Island.
Crosbie & Co.’s Wharf: E.P. Morrie, Isaac Lidstone, Exploits.
Baird, Gordon & Co.’s Wharf: Minnie Gladys, Robert Smith, Chapel Arm, T.B. Eutydice, Moses Lockyer, Bay de Verde. Sea Bel’e, George Moores, Northern Bay, C.B. Ocean Wave, John Brennan, Paradise, P.B. Bessie, George Sutton, Trepassey. Lilly May, Fitzgerald, Trepassey. Lizzie Withers, James Withers, Rock Harbor, P.B. Garnishee, Levi Button, Old Perlican. Annie, John Woodrow, Northern Bay, C.B. Bonavista, Petter Coffin, Bonavista.
Horwood Lumber Co.’s East Wharf: Gower S., Joseph Reid, Heart’s Delight, T.B. King Edward VII, Edward Barrow, Greenspond, B.B.
Bain Johnston & Co.’s Wharf: United Brothers, Nathaniel Barret, Old Perlican. Ketch Gipsy, Wm. Tobin, Placentia. Lilly Swift, Michael Neil, Trepassey. May, Caleb Thorn, Job’s Cove, C.B. Cactus, Eli Toope, Ireland’s Eye, T.B. Isable Alice, W.J. Styles, South West Arm, Random. Stella, Edward Brennan, Placentia.
G. Knowling’s Wharf: Jack Tar, Edward Samson, Flat Island, B.B.
Ayre & Sons Wharf: Lady Ralph, Abel Ralph, Flat Islands, B.B.
J & W Pitt’s East End Wharf: Advent, Elisha Stringer, South West Arm, Random.
Bowring Bro’s Wharf: Cecilia, Philip Alyward, King’s Cove. Atlanta, Jones, Fogo. Mary O’Neil, John O’Neil, Bay de Verde. Veronica, Downey, Scilly Cove, T.B. Alberta, Wm. Flynn, Petit Forte, P.B. Lydia Gertrude.
Colin Campbell’s Wharf: Pauline, John Green, Moreton’s Harbor, N.D.B.
Goodridge’s Wharf: Lotus, John Evans, Harry’s Harbor, Green Bay. Frolic, John Elliott, Flat Islands, B.B. Will-of-the-Wisp. John Manuel, Nipper’s Harbor, Green Bay. Ellen, Samuel Hopkins, Hant’s Hr. Cappa Hayden, Thomas Greene, Fermeuse. Skylark, Jas. Samson, Flat Island, B.B. Albatross, John Churchill, Nipper’s Harbor, N.D.B. Walter B., William Samson, Flat Islands, B.B.
Bishop’s & Monroe’s Wharf: Mabel R., Peter Roberts, Wesleyville. Annie M., John Mesh, Gooseberry Island, B.B. Annie M., Sproul, Monroe Smith, Trinity.
Duder’s Wharf: Alberta, Pilley, Smith Sound, T.B.
C.F. Bennett & Co.’s Wharf: King Fisher, Thomas Batson, South West Arm, Green Bay. Mary Joan, John Butler, Port de Grave. Annie Patience, Charles Ash, Trinity
Smith Co.’s Wharf: Effie Belle, Arthur Guy, Musgrave Harbor. Jennie Frederica, Ed Oldford, Salvage. B.B. Vigilant, Peter Ricks, Trinity. Swan, Joshua Tucker, Burnt Point, C.B. Laura D., Jabez Butler, Port de Grave. Maud, C Whiteway, Musgrave Harbor. Little Dora, Solomon Harris, Bonavista. Defender, Walter Abbott, Musgrave Harbor. Larkspur, Howell, Newtown, B.B.
Knowling’s West End Wharf: Globe, William Kippen, English Harbor, Fortune Bay.
G M. Barr’s Wharf: Qui Vive, Moses Hodnott, Indian Islands, N.D.B. Energy , James Abbott, Bonavista.
Nellie Burns, Richard Hicks, Catalina. Royal Charlie, John Murphy, St. Jacques, F.B.
Tessier & Co.’s Wharf: Gordon W., James Hoskins, New Harbor, T.B. Rambler, Rodgers, Old Perlican.
Maple Leaf, Thomas Evans, St. Jacques, F.B. Beatrice May, Isaac Squires, Salvage, B.B.
Franklyn & Co.’s Wharf: Armenia, Richard Willis, Gooseberry Islands, B.B. Rose May, James Cashin, St. Brendan’s, B.B. Valkyrie, Martin Mait, Ship Cove, T.B. Duke, J. Winsor, Wesleyville. Spring Bird, John Lane, Salvage, B.B. I’m G 2, Moses Butt, Flat Island, B.B. Gladys, Arthur Butt, Flat Islands. B.B.
Horwood Lumber Co.’s Wharf: Hetty, Herbert White, Greenspond. Dreadnought, Wm. Bugden, Smith Sound, T.B.
Reid Nfld. Co.’s Wharf: Aristides, Philip Vokey, New Harbor, T.B. "
| October 18, 1907 || HARBOR GRACE || "It will be remembered that some time ago, the drowning of Mr. James O’Keefe, Purser on board the ill fated steamer which turned turtle after striking the rocks at Ring Bolt Island, in Kitsala Canyon of the Skeena River on the North Pacific Coast, was referred to by our Correspondent. Mr. O’Keefe was born in Harbor Grace, and was taken in his infancy, to British Columbia by his parents, when they emigrated to that country, some eighteen years ago. From a Victoria paper of recent date, the following notice of the interment, with military honors, of the remains is taken. The body was discovered by some Indians only ten days before the burial at Victoria:
“James O’Keefe, formerly a Corporal in No 1. Company of the Fifth Regiment, and who lost his life in the ill fated steamer Mount Royal, on the Skeena River, on July 6, was buried yesterday, with military honors. The body was only found quite recently by some Indians, and was brought to Victoria by the Venture.
It was an impressive cortage that left 182 Fort Street, the residence of the widow mother of the deceased, yesterday morning. The body was borne by eight of his former comrades, the remainder of the regiment marching as a guard with arms reversed, the band the while playing Beethoven’s funeral march, as they moved slowly to St. Andrew’s Cathedral, where a requiem Mass was sung by Archbishop Orth. A large number of the friends of the dead man were assembled at the Cathedral and subsequently accompanied the funeral to Ross Bay cemetery, where the Archbishop read the service of the dead.
A firing party of the Fifth Regiment then fired the last salute over their comrade’s grave. James O’Keefe had lived in Victoria nearly all his life, having been brought here by his parents from Harbor Grace, Newfoundland, when only a year old. He attended the St. Louis Catholic College, where he acquitted himself very creditably, passing into the high school at the age of twelve. When he left school he entered the employ of the Hudson Bay Company, working at the local office on Wharf Street, till he was detailed as Purser of the Mount Royal, which was being operated on the Skeena by his firm. He made splendid record with his firm, and his loss is much deplored by the officials.
Mr. O’Keefe was also prominent in athletic and militia circles. He was one of the most popular of non-coms of his regiment, and was noted as a strong player, both of lacrosse and football. He was nearly twenty-one when he died, and leaves a widowed mother, three sisters, and two brothers, all of whom attended the funeral, with the exception of two of his sisters. He was also a member of the Y.M.I. and a large number of his brother members attended the funeral.”
CORRESPONDENT. Harbor Grace, Oct 15th, 1907."
| October 18, 1907 || WEST COAST NEWS || "(From the Star). The Havana, Capt. Conrad, arrived Wednesday from New York, with 100 tons hard coal, a quantity of beef, pork, etc., consigned to Ayre & Sons Ltd.
Six more Welshmen arrived Wednesday, to work in Crow Gulch Slate Quarry. Two of the Welshmen, Messrs. Hugh and John William, of Summerside, contemplate leaving shortly for California.
The S.S. Fiona, Capt. English, arrived Saturday afternoon. She will be stationed here during the herring fishery and will, no doubt, prove of greater usefulness than last fall, as she has been sheathed to contact with harbor ice. Inspector O’Reilly, Fishery Commissioner, is on board, and also Tidewaiter Collins. Const Cramm will be here in a few days to join her.
The Nova Scotia vessel Glenwood, chartered by Mr. L McLean, to take a herring cargo to market, dragged her anchors in Tuesday night’s storm, and went ashore at Wood’s Island. She was got off safely next morning, but in a leaky condition, making 1,500 strokes an hour. She came in here and was beached in Petipas Cove where repairs have been effected.
The schooner La France, Capt. S. Ballam, arrived Thursday from Halifax, bringing a full cargo of mixed freight. On the way here, she had her main boom broken. This vessel had a very narrow escape when going to Halifax, by colliding with a steamer, supposed to be the Canada, bound to Sydney. Considerable damage was done, but she reached Halifax safely, where repairs were effected.
The Gloucester vessel Bohemis, Capt. O.L. Seeley, has been at Bonne Bay for a few weeks, procuring green codfish, and has been fairly fortunate. Up to date she has secured about 24,000 pounds. This is a new departure for the Americans, and next they will engage in the business on a larger scale."
| October 18, 1907 || PASSING OF A VETERAN || "Hon. James J. Rogerson Dies in His 88th Year.
That veteran optimist and enthusiastic worker in the cause of Temperance and Moral Reform, — the Neal Dow of Newfoundland, as he has been, not ineptly termed — passed away yesterday, at the advanced age of 87 years and 7 months.
Mr. Rogerson was born in Harbor Grace, where he was educated, and where were sown the seeds from which sprung his devotion to humanity and to the cause of progress. At the age of 21, after a brief career with the old established firm of J & W Stewart, in this city, he joined his father, the late Peter Rogerson, and for sixty years, the firm of P Rogerson & Son was a household word throughout his native land, he loved so well. As a temperance advocate and orator he must ever stand first. He lived to pass his diamond jubilee as an abstainer, and many a poor drunk can tell of this kindly efforts to restore the fallen and aid the degraded.
But not alone to Temperance were his good works confined. It is many years since he withdrew from active public service life, but his monuments abound. Largely to his energy, was due the Fishermen and Seamen’s Home, that institution that does much, but not a tithe of what it might do. The Protestant Industrial Society is mainly due to his enterprise. He was prominent in the formation of the Boot and Shoe Company — and throughout life, was an ardent protectionist, his aim being the extension of local industries, which he believed to be possible only through the offices of a high protective tariff.
As Receiver-General, he had an opportunity of inaugurating the policy he approved, and in his public career did much further salutary legislation. The constituencies represented by him, were Burin and Bay De Verde, and for ten of the fifteen years of his service in the Assembly, he held the important position of Minister of Finance, or, as in those more modest days it was called, Receiver-General. It is just a quarter of a century since he withdrew from the more active scenes, retiring with the well won dignity of “Honourable” conferred upon him by that Gracious Lady, his Sovereign, Queen Victoria, who was his senior by less than 10 months.
Mr. Rogerson was twice married, his first wife being Miss Blakie, and his second, the “Poetess” of Newfoundland, Miss Isabella Whiteford, aunt of Alex J.W. McNeily, K.C., and sister of the late Messrs. Whiteford, Jewellers, and Mrs Goodfellow. A large family survive. Mr. James Regerson died some years ago, leaving a daughter. Mr. William Rogerson still carries on business in the city. The late Mrs. A.J. McNeily was his daughter. Mrs. John B. Ayre, of Thornlea, and Mrs. C.W.H. Tessier, of Germondale, besides a host of children and grandchildren, are sorrowing today for the departure of the aged father and grandsire.
The late James J. Rogerson had done his life work, and had been privileged to engage in it almost to the last. Only a few weeks ago he was urging the purchase of a farm for the establishment of a Home for Inebriated. Nothing daunted him; age had no terrors; infirmities were but impediments; whilst death was no enemy. A cheerier optimist never lived. He was one of those rare men to whom defeat meant but one more incentive to success. He has died in the fruition of his work, and his name will ever remain associated with what is bright and kind and progressive. His optimism was a part of himself. Let critics say what they might and utilitarians question the possibilities or wisdom of his schemes; he always saw the bright side only. ""For him Fate gave, what e’er she else denied. “A nature sloping on the southern side”
The removal of the aged Reformer leaves a vacancy in city life, and especially in religious and philanthropic circles, but the influence and energy of his hopefulness and unlimited faith, can not depart with him, but must remain for long as incentive to younger men, to continue the work he so well begun.
The Apostle of Prohibition, he lived to see almost every extern district enjoying its privileges; he had hoped to see the Prohibition flag waving over the entire Island, but like Moses of old, a glimpse only was permitted, and it will be for some more vigorous and youthful Joshus to lead the people into the promised land of Total Prohibition. "
| October 18, 1907 || THE FOG GUN || In justice to Mr. Sheppard, it is only fair to say that he is one of the most careful and painstaking of lighthouse officials. Unfortunately, like others, he cannot work for 24 hours out of 24. When there is fog he is supposed to fire the guns every twenty minutes between sunrise and sundown. Frequently he has done so for hours in the night, but there is a limit to his powers. If the fog gun is to be fired three times an hour, day and night, during foggy weather, there should be proper assistance afforded to the genial light-keeper. |
| October 18, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "The schooner Annie M Sproul, arrived, fish laden from Flower’s Cove in the Straits, to Bishop & Monroe, yesterday.
A letter from the Hon. John Anderson, upon Banks and Banking, will appear in tomorrow’s News.
St. Thomas choir meets this evening. Ladies and boys at 8.15; gentlemen at 9.15. A full attendance is essential.
The distribution of prizes in connection with St. Bonaventure’s will take place at the T.A. Hall on Wednesday next.
”A Tribute of Appreciation” to the memory of the late Hon. J.J. Rogerson from “A.W.M.” will appear in tomorrow’s issue.
Churchill’s schooner, Gem, made a quick run of seven hours from Clarke’s Beach yesterday. She will load freight here for Bell Island.
Very few boats were out fishing on the local grounds yesterday, there being no bait. Evans’ boat secured about three cwt. of extra large fish on about a dozen squid.
The schooner Hetty, Herbert White, arrived yesterday to the Horwood Company, lumber laden from the Company’s Northern mills, and now is discharging at their West End wharf .
Mr. T. Walsh, section foreman at Little River, came to town, Monday last, with his son, the latter to go in hospital left for Holyrood yesterday having succeeded in getting the lad admitted to the institution .
The schooner Snow Queen, Geo. Gushue, Master, arrived in Brigus a few day ago, from Comfort Bight, Labrador, with J W Hiscock’s crews, who were fishing at that place. Capt. Gushue was one of the fortunate ones this season, having secured a good voyage.
The weather along the line yesterday, was the finest for some days. Last night’s reports are: Port aux Basques, calm, fine, 40 above. Bay of Islands, N.W., light, fine, 40 above. Quarry, N.W., light, dull, 44 above. Bishop’s Falls, W. Light, fine, 48 above. Clarenville, calm, fine, 40 above. Whitebourn, calm, fine, 48 above.
The Coastguard says: — “A sailor named George Butt, of Harbor Grace, Newfoundland, deserted the schooner Caledonia, at Weymouth. He had been paid $35 advance, and left the vessel before giving any service. He went to Halifax ten days ago to join the vessel. He was formerly Second Mate on the barquentine Devonia, of St. John’s.""
About forty boys, employed at Harvey & Co.’s premises, rolling flour, etc., struck for more pay, yesterday. They were getting 70 cents per day, and asked for an increase of 10 cents. Several boys refused to join the strikers, and the latter threatened to beat them if they did not desist from work. There was no settlement up to late yesterday afternoon.
The steamers Terra Nova, Panther and Labrador, are now on the dry dock undergoing extensive repairs.
Three Chinamen left by the express yesterday, for Hong-Kong, to visit their friends, having been absent from home for some time.
At present there are about 20 reservists on board the Calypso, putting in drill. Five others arrived by the express yesterday and went aboard immediately.
At Smith & Co.’s wharf there were seven schooners discharging fish yesterday, and a large number of labourers were engaged. Franklin & Co.’s premises was also a hive of industry.
The big hole in Monroe Street, complained of by the News some time ago, is still unfixed, and yesterday afternoon, a horse and driver were precipitated into it, the latter having a narrow escape. The Council should have the place attended to at once.
Rev. Jas. Donnelly has begun his ministerial duties with much acceptance to the people of Holyrood. Sunday be became a member and the Spiritual Director of the Star of the Sea Association, and in his address to the members, complimented them on their good work, and hoped that in the future the society would still further advance in its usefulness. At Mass, he convened a meeting of the ladies of the parish for Sunday evening, to form an Altar Society.
There were three arrests by the Police yesterday, all being drunk.
Mr. Thomas Leary, who went North in the S.S. Strod, as Fireman, remained off at Moose, one of the Revillion Bros. stations. He has secured a position there with the company at $50 a month, and will remain until next spring.
The folowing guests registered at the Crosby yesterday: E. Altheu, Charlottetown, S.E. Whitman, Botwoodville, B.M. Shipman, New York, R. Mervent, A. House, Bell Island, George J. Brockelhurst Jr., Carbonear.
The Cape Breton brought an unusually large quantity of flour this trip, about 12,000 barrels, beside some thousands of sacks being now discharged at Harvey & Co.’s premises. The firm’s warehouses are now almost entirely filled with inward freight, and the Silvia is loading at Harvey & Co.’s."
| October 18, 1907 || DEATHS || WHITE — On the 17th October after a long and tedious illness, Margaret, sister of the late Lawrence White. Funeral on Saturday, at 2.30 p.m. from her late residence, 12 ½ Military Road. Friends and acquaintances please attend without further notice. R.I.P. |
| October 21, 1907 || NFLDR. KILLED AT NEW YORK || On Saturday, Mr. John Smart, farmer of Logy Bay Road, received a message from New York, informing him that his son, William, had been killed there on Friday, and requesting instructions as to disposition of the remains. Mr. Smart wired for particulars, and asked to have the body sent on here. Deceased was a fine young man of 25 years, and had been away for about three years. He had been engaged for some time in steel construction work, in bridge building. etc. |
| October 21, 1907 || FIRE ON LOGY BAY ROAD || At 11 o’clock on Saturday night, the reflection from a fire in the direction of Logy Bay, could be plainly seen by people in the city, and it was afterwards found, that the dwelling house on the farm on Logy Bay Road, owned by Mr. Stevens, painter, had been burned to the ground. The house was unoccupied at the time, the family having moved into town some time ago, and there was only a few articles of furniture remaining in the place. It appears that some of the family were at the farm working on Saturday, and on coming to town, left a fire burning in the house. A spark from this is though to have caused the conflagration. We understand the place was fully insured. |
| October 21, 1907 || COREAN ARRIVES FROM LIVERPOOL || The S.S. Corean, Capt. D. Tannock, arrived in port from Liverpool shortly after noon yesterday. The ship left that port on Saturday last and had Northerly winds, with heavy beam seas all through the passage, causing her to roll heavily. No fog was experienced, and with the exception of Saturday night when rain fell, the weather was fair. The Corean brought about 400 tons of cargo for here, five packages of mail matter and the following passengers: Messrs. H.W. Allison, Jas. Allison, S. Frewen, Dr. T.M. Mitchell, F.J. Morris, W.M. Stein, R.M. Thorburn, R. Wahrman, Sir James Winter, Rev. C.M. Stickings: Lady Winter, Mrs. Mitchell, four in second cabin and one in steerage. In transit for Halifax are 9 saloon, 8 second cabin and 136 in steerage. |
| October 21, 1907 || GREENSPOND || "Complaints are in order anent the irregularities and redundancies of our popular (?) Mailboat, the Dundee. Your humble servant begs to corroborate these just complaints, and would remind the responsible ones that the steamer was engaged for the service of the whole Bay, and not for Bonavista alone. We cannot submit to this humiliation, and contemptuous disregard of our rights. To spend eight or ten hours at Bonavista to facilitate the trade of two or three wealthy firms there, means to insult us with a stay of five or ten minutes, which we must resent, and demand the attention of the “powers that be.”
The sermons at St. Stephen’s Church last Sunday were adorned with remarkable eloquence, inspiration and pointedness, and all the qualities that constitute a good sermon. The Rev. Preacher and popular Pastor, treated at the morning service the subject “Church Union” captivating his audience by the force and sincerity of his remarks. He attributed the discord and sad division in the Church of Christ to the introduction of worldliness into religion. At the evening service he based his remarks on the parable of the Vineyard and the Labours."
| October 21, 1907 || WEDDING BELLS || "Our lady readers and the friends of the bride and bridegroom will be interest in the following clipping from a recent Albany paper:
Loyalty to the bridegroom’s Alma Mater — Union College — has been the key note in the wedding arrangements of Miss Mary Rathbone Patton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Patton, to James Quinlan Gulnac, of Norris Arm, Newfoundland. The wedding will be a large Church affair, and will take place this evening in the Second Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Dr. Andrew V.V. Raymond, of Buffalo, who was President of Union during Mr. Gulnac’s collegiate course, will preform the ceremony. The best man and ushers have been selected from college classmates and Alpha Delta Phi fraternity men. The colour scheme is to be evolved from the fraternity flower, the lily of the valley, will be in evidence.
The flowers to be used in the Church decorations are white chrysanthemums, palms, ferns and southern smilax. The pillars will be wound with the smilax, which will also be festooned across the gallery rail. A banking of ferns, palms and chrysanthemums will be used in and about the pulpit. Frederick C. Kerner, the organist, will give a short organ recital before the arrival of bridal party, and will play the Lobergrin Bridal Chorus as a processional, and the march of the Priests from “Attilia” as a recessional.
Assisting Dr. Raymond in performing the ceremony will be the Rev. John V Moldenhawer, the Church Pastor.
Beside the bridegroom and bride and her father, who will give her in marriage, the bridal party will consist of a maid of honour, Miss Marion La Dow; of six bridesmaids, Miss Lucy Wolf Marsh, of Morristown, N.J.; Miss Sophia Wilds, of New York; Miss Hilda Huise, of Bay Shore, L.I.; Miss Margaret Felton, of Haverford, Pa.; and Miss Grace Rathbone Patton, a sister of the bride; of a best man, Frederick C Patton, a brother of the bride, and of six ushers, Gardner Kline, of Amsterdam; John Van Voast and Milton Russum, of Schenectady; Edward Moody of Binghamton, William Alexander Watts, of Morristown and William Hildreth of Herkimer.
The bride will wear a princess gown of white mescaline silk, fashioned with tiny tucks, a long court train, a square cut low neck, finished with a deep collar of princess lace. Her Tulle veil will be caught with orange blossoms and she will carry a shower bouquet of lilies of the valley. The maid of honour will wear a princess gown of white brussels net and princess lace and the bridesmaids will wear princess gowns of Sappho green mescaline and princess lace. All the gowns will be low at the neck, all the maids will wear waist veils of tulle, fastened with small wreaths of lilies of the valley and all will carry white chrysanthemums.
Mrs. Patton will wear pearl gray mescaline, Mrs. Gulnac, black silk, and Miss Eleanor Patton, a younger sister, a lingerie gown with green ribbons. The gifts interchanged were pearl cresent rings to the maids and pearl cresent scarf pins to the best man and ushers. The bridegroom gave the bride a magnificent set of lynx furs.
There will be no reception after the ceremony. Late this afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Patton will give a dinner for the bridal party, all of whom are house guests, and following the ceremony, a supper will be served for the same company at “Elmagrace,” Rensselaer. Mr. Gulnac and bride will leave late this evening for a wedding journey by easy stages, their destination being Newfoundland. The bride's travelling gown is of black chiffon broadcloth. Other than the bridal party, Mr. and Mrs. Patton have as their guests, the bridegroom’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gulnac, of Binghamton. Miss Patton is a graduate of the Albany Academy for girls, 1902, took a supplementary course at Capen, Northampton, was later graduated from the teacher’s training class and taught at Kindergartner one season at Bay Shore.
The bridegroom is the popular Manager of the Newfoundland Lumber and Pulp Co., whose headquarters are at Norris Arm, where Mr. and Mrs. Gulnac intend to reside permanently. During his residence in Newfoundland, Mr. Gulnac has made a host of friends, all of whom we feel sure, will join with the News in congratulations to the newly married couple."
| October 21, 1907 || FISHERMEN ROBBED || During Friday night, one of the small fishing boats berthed in Bowring Bros.’ Cove, was boarded and the food supply, which had been placed there the night previous, along with some gear, was stolen. The two men were almost to the narrows when they discovered their loss, and had to return, it being impossible for them to go on the grounds without food. The fishermen had a supply of fresh squid, and the loss of the day’s fishing meant several dollars to them. Saturday morning, some boys were found sleeping in an empty goods case in Bowring’s Cove, with a stock of catchables that was evidently the stolen property, and they will likely be arrested today. |
| October 21, 1907 || PERSONAL || "Mr. W.H. Taylor, who has been surveying up North, returned to the city Saturday. Rev. C.M. Stickings, who had been visiting friends in England, returned by the Corean yesterday. Sir James and Lady Winter, who had been on a visit to England, returned by the Corean yesterday. Dr. T.M. and Mrs. Mitchell, who had been on a visit to Europe, returned yesterday by the Corean. Mr. O. Costigan who was acting for the Customs in the Straits of Belle Isle, came to town Saturday. Mr. F.J. Morris, who was visiting the Old Country, returned yesterday by the Corena and looks well after his trip. Mr. R. Wahrman, a Hungarian gentleman, arrived by the Corean yesterday, and will proceed to the interior to spend a few weeks deer stalking.
Engineer Hughes of the shore train, accompanied by Mrs. Hughes, left for Prince Edward Island by yesterday express, on a visit to friends. They will be absent from the city for several weeks. Superintendent Sullivan, who was on the West Coast and in the Straits investigating into the death of the unknown man, whose headless body was found at Bonne Bay, returned to town by Saturday’s express. The many friends of Mrs. A.J. Ryan of Placentia, will be glad to learn that she has left the Hospital, and Mr. Ryan, who went to Montreal to accompany her home, expected to leave with her on Saturday last. Mr. T.T. Cartwright, representing the E. W. Gillett Co., leaves by Tuesday’s express for Toronto, after a very successful business trip. Mr. Cartwright expected to visit the West Indies before he returns to Newfoundland.
Rev. John Rotts D.D., who is so well known in Newfoundland, died early on Wednesday morning at Toronto in his seventieth year. He was here almost fifteen months ago and attended the last conference at Toronto. The funeral took place on Friday, the Rev. Dr. Carman, lifelong friend of the deceased and General Superintendent of the Methodist Church in Canada and Newfoundland officiating."
| October 21, 1907 || BRUCE PASSENGERS || The S.S. Bruce arrived at Port aux Basques at 9.30 a.m. yesterday, bringing the following passengers: R. Varian, T.M. Cole, W.L. and Mrs. Payzant, H.J. Crowe, J.K. King, Mrs. S Hunt, R. Huntress, M. Buslar, Edgar Davis, Charles Becker, J. Wende, J Huntress, J.J. Penney, Miss V. Barry, Miss Tremain, J. Honkers. The express is due at 2.30 |
| October 21, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "About 80 outport craft arrived in port during yesterday.
Saturday last, Constable Nugent brought in a male lunatic from Seal Cove, and put him in the Asylum.
The T.A. Society held a special meeting yesterday, to consider the Wallace Insurance scheme. Several applicants were admitted to membership.
Mr. J.A. Moore, who was at Grand Falls looking after the interest of his son, who was drowned in the recent accident, returned to town by Saturday’s express
The season for caribou closed yesterday. A number of shooting parties are at present on the West Coast, and others are expected by the Bruce, during the week.
The C.E.T.S. meets in the Parish room at 8 p.m. tonight. The reply of the Licensing board to the Society’s resolution will be read and discussed. The subject “Is the Black List a Failure?” will also be taken up.
There were nine arrests by the Police on Saturday. Six were released yesterday, the others will appear before the Magistrate today. All were drunk, and the three kept in, disorderly also.
The schooner Ettie Bess, Solomon Dean, arrived Friday evening, from St. Anthony, with 2,000 qtls. of dry fish and 40 casks of oil, after a passage of seven day, five of which she was becalmed. She will begin discharging today.
The express last evening took out only a few passengers. Among those who left town were: Mrs. T.J. Murphy, J. Ryan, Mrs. F. Smallwood, Miss Devana, Miss E. Froude, T. Trenchard, W.J. Wallace, W.H. Kruirsa, Miss Carter, H.R. Bradford, E.D. Hughes, H.T. Meadus.
Our report of the arrival of the schooner Nellie, Capt. Clarke, from Burin, in Saturday’s paper, after a quick passage of 18 hours, by a topographical error was made to read in 68 hours. Eighteen hours from Burin is a remarkable quick run, and proves the sailing qualities of Capt. Clarke’s trim little schooner.
The Chronicle building is making rapid progress towards completion, under the energetic direction of Messrs. Thomas Brothers, the Contractors. The machinery and equipment for the new paper are expected to arrive here this week, and Editor McGrath is hopeful that the new daily will make its bow to the public in the early days of next month.
The weather up country yesterday, was fine but cold. Last night it was also fine, the following being the latest report. Port aux Basques, N.W., light, fine, 34 above. Bay of Islands, calm, fine, 25 above. Quarry, calm, fine, 25 above. Bishop’s Falls, N.W. light, fine, 30 above. Clarenville, N.W. light, fine 40 above. Whitbourne, N.W. light, fine, 45 above. The Virginia Lake should reach Tilt Cove today.
At four this morning the weather glasses on Water St. registered five degrees of frost.
At 8.25 Saturday night, an alarm of fire was sent in from box 121, bringing the Central and Eastern Firemen to Signal Hill Road, where the chimney in the residence of Capt. French was on fire. No damage was done, and the “all out signal” was sent in at 8.31.
There is a horde of about 20 useless mongrels roaming about Hamilton Avenue and Patrick St., and causing all kinds of damage. Saturday night, they got into Mr. P. Casey’s field, by jumping the fence, and after worrying some sheep that were grazing there, killed two of the number. Few, if any of these brutes are licensed, and in the interests of the public the Police should be given instructions to shoot them.
The S.S. Rosalind is due to leave New York today for here.
Friday last there was a good sign of herring in the arms of Bay of Islands, and several fair catches were made.
A number of pogie fishermen, who have been in New England since the spring, returned by last Bruce, and will spend the winter home, with friends.
Penney’s and Udell’s schooners were at Bradore, when the Home was there, last trip, and were awaiting a chance to leave for home. They made two attempts last week, but had to put back again, owing to light winds."
| October 22, 1907 || HARBOR GRACE || "His Lordship Bishop March, returned from the Gambo section of his diocese on Thursday night.
Mr. E. Mifflin, shot six braces of partridge this week. Birds are said to be very scarce in this neighbourhood.
Mr. Frank Sullivan, Messrs. Munn & Co.’s Storekeeper at Sandy Islands in summer, arrived from Labrador by the schooner Procyon.
The schooner Urania, Capt. Seeley, arrived from Gander Bay Thursday night, with 97 M. assorted lumber to Messrs. R. Rutherford & Co.
Messrs. Dougal Munn, Wm. Butt, Albert Heath and daughter for St. John’s, and Ptrick Foley for Kelligrews, went out by Friday evening’s train.
Mr. Isaac Benson, Assistant with Mr. Benjamin Parsons, Sub-Collector of Customs at Blanc Sablon, arrived home by Thursdays express. Mr. Parsons is expected here next week.
It is said Dr. Strapp will have 600 brls. Swedish turnips, 1,000 head of cabbage, all of which are of large sizes and hard; 12 tons hay, and 5 tons fodder this season, all of which will be offered for sale. The price this year for farm products should be profitable, as there appears to be a shortage all around.
The schooners L.E. Young, Frank Parsons, Pembina, L. Noseworthy; Theresa, Abraham Northcott, arrived from Labrador Thursday night. The Procyon, Thomas Noseworthy, and Nimble, James Crocker, arrived Friday morning. The Estella, Wm. Baggs ; Arthur Jim, James Dady, arrived Friday night.
Mrs. Matthieson, mother of the Manager of the wool factory at Hueville, broke her right arm this week. Dr. Chislom set the limb.
Mr. George Mackinson, Sr., is enlarging his house at the Goulds so as to make room for his business operations, which were upset by the destructive fire at Cochrandale some time ago.
Rev. Frank Severne left this week for Brooklyn, B.B., where he will settle the affairs of that mission after making a visitation throughout, before his appointment to Port de Grave.
Mr. John Gordon left this week for Halifax, via St. John’s, to take a medical course at Dalhousie, where it is hoped, he will do well, as he has given promise of becoming an intelligent and successful student.
Messrs. C.D. Chetwynd and W.H. Kennedy for Bay Roberts, Frank McRae, and W.A. Munn for St. John’s, left by this morning’s train. Mr. and Mrs. Levi Frost for Bay de Verde, Mrs. Samuel Thomey and Mrs. John Power for Catalina, went to Carbonear by this evening’s train. About 30 fishermen, returned from Labrador for various places along the Brigus Branch, went out by this evening’s train.
Capt. H.W. Thomey, had grown some exceptionally fine large potatoes at his garden, off Harvey Street, this year. The field is on the side of a hill, which fact accounts for the excellent condition of the tubers, as much as the good farming of the owner, for had the potatoes been planted in damp or level ground this year, the yield would in all probability, be under the average.
Mr. Thomas Pumphrey, who was trained as a Telegraph Operator at the Postal Telegraph Office here, has secured a position from the Reid Nfld. Co., and left St. John’s last Tuesday for Placentia, where he will be instructed in railway station work. As Thomas is a splendid Operator and will doubtless show an aptitude for railway business, we may look forward to his early advancement. The Postal Telegraph Department has lost a good official by allowing Mr. Phumphrey to pass from their service.
Rumour says that two petitions praying for the widening of Kerry Lane, will shortly be taken round, one in the West End, the other in the East End of this town, for signatures by our people. Now it is time for pressing for much needed improvements, and our representatives will be asked to give their strongest support to long sought benefits. That the broadening of Kerry Lane will be a very useful improvement to the town, scarcely anyone will deny, and the sooner the concession is vouched after, the better pleased will the average citizens be. There is nothing like agitation to gain an end, and the more forcible the solicitations are made, the more likely are the requests to be considered and granted. But we should not loose sight of the urgent need of a public building, the advocacy for which has been oft-reiterated, and we should strive with might and main to secure this boon. Here is an opportunity for a would be-candidate for the district to secure the good will of our townsmen before the coming election. Let him start a petition, engineer its course until it reaches its destination; let him succeed in gaining for us the public building, and he will earn the favour of a large lot of voters.
CORRESPONDENT, Harbor Grace, Oct. 19th, 07."
| October 22, 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || "Reid Newfoundland Company: Home is North of Bonne Bay. Virginia Lake is North of Tilt Cove. Ethie left Clarenville at 9.20 a.m. yesterday. Dundee left Port Blandford at 11 a.m. yesterday. Clyde arrived at Lewisporte at 2 p.m. yesterday, and sails again this morning. Argyle leaves Placentia this morning, on the Merasheen route. Glencoe left Hermitage Cove at 1.45 p.m. yesterday, going West.
Bowrings: Portia was due to leave Sydney at ten last night for here. She sails North at 10 a.m. on Thursday. Prospero left Birchy Cove at 2 p.m. yesterday, going West."
| October 22, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "Constable M. Grouchy of the West End Station, has been transferred to Harbor Grace, and left for there last evening. Officer Grouchy is one of the best men on the force, and had done some splendid service in the city.
Captain Walter Kennedy, of the banking schooner Hispanola, was in town yesterday, from Holyrood. The captain handled 2,000 quintals this season, which is now being made at Lawn and St. Lawrence. The crew have been paid off, and made a good voyages. The Hispanola is now at St. Lawrence, but it is not likely that she will go to Labrador, and load fish for Halifax. If she does, Captain Kennedy will take command.
The marriage of Miss Bride Duke, to Mr. Bernard Nugent, both formerly of St. John’s, Nfld., took place here on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 16th. The ceremony was performed by Rev. John Cameron. The bride was attired in pale blue silk with orange blossoms and was attended by Miss Mimie White, who was also charmingly attired. Mr. John Ford attended the groom. A reception was held in the evening at the home of John Hayes. Mr. and Mrs. Nugent will reside in Aberdeen — Sydney Record.
It is said that a very large deposit of copper has been located on the Harmsworth property at Grand Falls.
Chief Engineer Connell has resigned his position as Chief Engineer of the S.S. Regulus. Mr. Frank Mahar will replace him.
A Catalina Correspondent writes: “Allow me through your columns, to extend congratulations to Capt. R. House, schooner, Drummers’ Tax, who has arrived from the Banks with a trip of 300 quintals, thus completing a good summer’s voyage of 1,800 quintals for 8 dories. I am safe saying that he will take the first bounty.”
The express arrived at 2.05 p.m. yesterday, bringing only a few passengers. Some of the train hands report that the frost of Sunday night was intense.
Several boats were out fishing on the local grounds yesterday morning, and found fish plentiful, but owing to the approaching storm, they had to come in before good fares could be secured.
The total catch of Capt. Wm. Bartlett’s crews at Turnavic, Labrador, the past summer, is in the neighbourhood of four thousand quintals, which, considering the poor fishing on the Northern Coast of Labrador, is fairly satisfactory and will more than pay expenses.
There has been no cases of scarlet fever reported to the heath Authorities since last issue.
There was only one inmate in the cells at the Police Station last night, he being drunk.
Mr. W.B. Ford of the Dominion I. and S. Co., Wabana, was in town yesterday.
The following guests registered at the Crosbie yesterday: A. Smith, Brigus: H.F. Crane, Boston: M. Bushara, Tunis, Algeria: F.M. Cole, Montreal; W.B. Ford, Wabana.
The little steamer Jennie Foots, owned by Messrs Baine Johnston & Co., arrived from Battle Harbor, yesterday, having left there on Thursday last.
Several schooners left for Northern ports before the gale started yesterday, and unless they sheltered in some intermediate ports, must have had a hard time of it.
Owing to the strong undertow in the harbor yesterday, caused by the heavy seas, the Ich Dien was towed into the stream from Davey’s wharf, as it was feared she would do some damage.
Capt. John Hynes has been appointed to the schooner Kingfisher, now lying at C.F. Bennett’s & Co.’s wharf, to take the place of Thomas Batstone, the Master, who is at the Hospital suffering from typhoid. Men to replace those of the crew who are sick have also been engaged; and as soon as the vessel is disinfected, she will leave for South West Arm, with general cargo."
| October 22, 1907 || DEATHS || O’KEEFE — Last evening, at 5 o’clock, Mary Agnes, darling child of C.V. and Lizzie O’Keefe, aged 4 months. |
| October 23, 1907 || ANOTHER MAN MISSING || "Feared He Is Dead.
Report was made to the Police yesterday morning, that Mr. Peter Cahill, of King’s Road, had left his home at 10.30 Monday morning, and had not returned since. A News Reporter saw Mr. Edward Cahill, son of the missing man last evening, and from him obtained the following particulars; Mr. Cahill, Sr., is Night Watchman on the new water works line, having a watch house near the reservoir, and is in the habit of returning to his home about 6 in the morning, and remaining in town till the afternoon. On Monday morning he came home at the usual hour and went to bed, and slept till ten, when he got up, and taking a lunch with him, and accompanied by his dog, left home.
For several days he had been telling his daughter about marsh berries being plentiful on a marsh near the water works, and she thought that he was gone in to pick some, and would go to work from there. She gave no further thought to the matter until yesterday morning, when on his not returning home as usual, a phone message to the work elicited the fact that he had not been seen there for the night previous. She then informed her brothers, Edward and Michael, and these, with several other men, started out at dinner time to look for their father.
On making inquires along the road, a man informed them that he had passed Mr. Cahill, at about 12:30 o’clock the day previous, when near Rickett’s bridge, about three miles from town. The marsh where the berries referred to above are, is just near this bridge, and the man stated that he saw Cahill get over the fence near the bridge, but did not notice in which direction he went. Acting on this information, the men divided into two parties and searched over the surrounding country and continued the quest until dark, but with no success.
Mr. Edward Cahill fears that after the terrible rain storm of Monday and the intense cold that night, his father will not be found alive. The dog, which was a close companion of the missing man, has not been seen since he left, and has evidently remained with him. This morning, the search will be continued, and it is probable, that a squad of Police will be detailed to join in the quest. Mr. Cahill is a man of about 55 years of age and a few years ago, lost an arm through an accident at Oke’s Carriage Factory, where he was employed for a number of years. He had been employed on the water works ever since."
| October 23, 1907 || MAN KILLED ON SCHOONER || Saturday night last, a fatal accident occurred on board the schooner Emily, Arch Parsons, of Carbonear. A married man named Clement Soper, of Freshwater, being instantly killed. The schooner was coming along under reefed sails, with a stiff breeze blowing, and when about seven miles off Cabot Island, the foremast head broke off, and falling on Soper, who had been walking the deck, killed him instantly. The broken mast hit his head and crushed in the skull. The unfortunate man’s son, a lad of 12 years, was quite near his father when the accident happened, and had a narrow escape. The little fellow learning that his father was dead, became distracted with grief. Deceased leaves a widow and family at Freshwater. The schooner was on her way home from Labrador with freighters, and reached Carbonear, Sunday last. |
| October 23, 1907 || HAD ROUGH TIME IN THE STORM || The schooner Voyager, J. Roe, which arrived here Monday night, had a hard time in the storm. She left Seldom-Come-By Saturday morning, and harbored at Catalina Sunday night, leaving for here Monday morning. About 1 p.m., when coming along under double reefed sails, she ran into the S.E. storm off Torbay, and a rather difficult time was had in trying to keep the schooner off the land. The wind was terrific . with a mountainous sea running, and it was almost impossible for the crew to get around on deck. After being knocked about for some hours, the vessel was successfully worked up the narrows, and just at dark she entered port. She came through the opening at a speed of more than ten knots. Capt. Roe and crew have never had such an experience, and are not anxious to have it duplicated. |
| October 23, 1907 || FROM THE S. S . MICMAC || The men working at the wrecked steamer Micmac, were very successful last week, and to date have salved over three quarters of a million feet of timber, which has been landed at St. Mary’s. The wreck was still in the same position Monday, but the storm is supposed to have done some damage. The wrecking steamer Amphitrite, Capt. Larder, is at St. Mary’s, and when the weather moderates, an attempt will be made to refloat her. The Amphitrit has some powerful pumps on board and if the steamer, has not been injured by the storm it is expected that she will be got off. |
| October 23, 1907 || SCHOONER ASHORE || The schooner Olivette, owned by D. Blunden, went ashore at Bay de Verde, during Monday night’s storm, and became a total wreck. Every effort was made by people from the shore to save her from destruction, but the force of the gale made her part her anchors, and she ran high and dry on the rocks. The schooners Mary O’Neill, John O’Neill, and Bessie L.F. Morris, were anchored in the harbor, but rode out the gale successfully. At Harbor Grace, three schooners parted their moorings and drifted on McRae’s wharf, causing considerable damage to the wharf and also themselves. Yesterday morning, when the wind moderated, the vessels were pulled from their dangerous positions, and safely moored. |
| October 23, 1907 || WAYWARD SONS CREATES SCENE || Last night, a West End fisherman, who returned to town yesterday after an absence of some months, created a scene on George Street. During the day, he had been sampling Winsor Lake mixture, and while his mother was absent, entered the parental abode and stole several articles, which he sold to procure money to purchase liquor. Last night he lifted a pair of boots from the home, but the theft was detected by his mother, who gave chase, and found him on George Street, trying to dispose of them. The old woman attempted to take the shoes, but the son “kicked” and a disgraceful scene followed. After being shuffled about for several minutes, the woman succeeded in recovering the articles. She later reported the matter to Constable Nugent, who advised her to get the wayward placed on the water wagon. |
| October 23, 1907 || ANOTHER SCHOONER LOST || Yesterday afternoon, Messrs. Job Brothers & Co., received a message from Lower Island Cove to the effect that the schooner Lady Effie, Thomas Snelgrove, Master, became a total loss at Kettle Cove near there, during Monday night’s gale. The crew were all saved. No further particulars were received. The lady Effie was of 36 tons register, six years old, and insured in the Bonavista Bay Insurance Club. Messes. Snelgrove were fishing from her out of St. John’s during the summer , and since the close of the season she had been engaged freighting. |
| October 23, 1907 || CIRCUMNAVIGATED THE ISLAND || “The good ship Jubrlee” Capt. Isaac Carter, arrived in port Sunday, after having circumnavigated the Island. The schooner loaded coal at Sydney and proceeded by way of Belle Isle Straits to Cape Bauld, where the black diamonds were landed for the light house keeper. After discharging, she went to Cape Onion and took on a full cargo of fish for Catalina, and left the latter place, Saturday for home. She is now loading general supplies for Port aux Basques, and will be ready to sail within a few days. The round trip will take up about 70 days. |
| October 23, 1907 || CARBONEAR || "Arrivals of the week: – Margaret, Jno Burton; Cupids, Jas. Taylor; Anna Belle, J & M Hamilton; Sophia, Fletcher Burton; Welcome Return, Jas. Forward; Jessie, Jos Hogan; Polly, Wm. Keefe; Pandora, J & J Yettman. These schooners are part of Messrs. Rorke & Son’s fleet and with the exception of one, have made very poor voyages.
A message came to Messrs. J. &. J. Maddock this week informing them of the loss of another of their schooners, the Presto, S. Penney, Master, on Oct. 3rd.
Mr. Pitman, of Pitman & Shaw Plumbers, is here installing the plumbing work in the dwelling recently erected here.
The little steamship Victor, owned by Messrs. E. Penney & Son, arrived Wednesday night from Isle au Bois. Mr. A.E. Penney of the firm, came by her.
The veteran Capt. Murphy of the Bertha May, is now at the public wharf landing “freighters” who freighted from Battle Harbor.
Mr. R.D. McRae of Harbor Grace, made a flying visit here on Thursday.
The Delta, Barnes, Master arrived to Messrs. Rorke & sons, Friday with a cargo of bar iron.
At the Court House on Thursday, before His Honour Judge Penney, a serious case of assault and maltreatment was preferred against one Joseph Cole, by his brother’s wife, Bartlett Cole, while prosecuting the fishing voyage during the past summer. The evidence proved the defendant guilty of the charge, with the result that sentence was passed for one month’s hard labour in H.M. Penitentiary.
Capt. Roberts, in the Mable R., arrived from the Northward, laden with lumber to Messrs. Tucker & Carmeron.
A Carman named Penney, of the Southside, got his hands badly gashed while carting sheet iron from Reid’s shed. The rattle of the iron caused the animal to bolt, and Penney, in an endeavour to keep check, met with the mishap.
Mr. Arthur Parsons’ schooner Emily, arrived from the Treaty Shore Sunday morning, in a somewhat disabled condition, brought about by the sudden snapping of the foremast while coming across Bonavista Bay at 5 p.m. the day previous. As a result, one of the men on board, Clement Soper by name, met his death instantly with the falling wreckage. There were a number of other men on the deck at the time, who miraculously escaped a similar fate. Fortunately, the wind was favourable to the craft’s destination, else a very hard time must have resulted, the ship being unable to carry and canvas but the mainsail. After coming along tediously as far as Small Point, Capt. Eben Penney, in his schooner, A. W. Dodd, saw their position and lent a hand, towing them safely to harbor. The victim of the accident is a married man, and a native of Freshwarter.
His Excellency, Sir Wm. MacGregor, M.D., G.C. M.G., accompanied by Lady and Miss MacGregor and Inspector General McGowan, A.D.C., arrived by Thursday’s train in their private car. They were received at the depot by a deputation of the Methodist New Building Committee, under whose auspices the vice-regal party consented to come over to lay the corner stone of the new school. With H.E. the Governor there participated in the ceremony, Rev. T.B. Darby, B.A., Mr. J. Alex Robinson, Rev. T.H. James, Mr. Jos. Maddock, M.H.A., Rev. C. Lench and Mr. Jno. R. Goodison. A metal box containing names of the Committee, officers of the Church, beside local papers and current coins of the realm, were securely placed in a cavity underneath the stone. Immediately after the service concluded, the party was invited to the Temperance Hall where they partook of luncheon, provided by the Ladies Committee, after which they departed for the city by the outgoing train.
A very pretty wedding took place on Wednesday, the 16th October, at St. James’ Church, when Mr. Colin Jones of New Harbor, led to the altar Miss Ada Marks, a popular teacher of the Southside Church of England school, and daughter of Mr. John Marks. Rev. F.W. Colley, incumbent of St. James’, officiated at the ceremony in the presence of a huge number of spectators. The bride, beautifully gowned in a suit of cream, wearing a bridal veil, was attended by her sister, Miss Louisa Marks, whilst Mr. G.A. Molton, J.P. assumed responsibility for giving away the bride. After the nuptials were tied, the happy company, numbering about thirty guests, drove to the home of the bride’s parents and sat down to an elaborate spread prepared for the event. Mr. and Mrs. Jones left for their future home at New Harbor, on Friday morning, taking with them the best wishes of all.
| October 23, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "We chronicle this morning, the demise of Mrs. Bridget Brennan, wife of James Brennan, Blacksmith, which occurred at her residence, New Gower St., at 4 this morning. Deceased had been ill since May last and death was not unexpected. Besides her husband, a son and two daughters are left to mourn.
A cable received by His Excellency the Governor on Monday, conveyed the information that Mr. Brien Dunfield, son of Rev. Canon Dunfield, has been successful in passing the Intermediate Arts Examination of the University of London. We extend cordial congratulations to Mr. Dunfield on his success and also to his father, Rev. Canon Dunfield and to Bishop Field College, where up to the beginning of the year, he has studied. Since leaving Bishop Field College Mr. Dunfield has been taking private study, and it reflects great credit on the training received at his alma mater, that he should have been able to pass the examination so soon after leaving there. Mr. Dunfield is now studying law with Sir James Winter, and we bespeak for him a brilliant legal career.
Two more citizens were added to the “black list” yesterday.
The following guests registered at the Crosbie yesterday; W.S. Ball, Boston; T. Bonia, Mrs. T. Bonia, Placentia.
The banking schooner Almedia, Capt. T. Hollett, arrived at Burin a few days ago from Labrador with 950 quintals fish.
The Boston schooner Sylph has been sold to parties here, and will arrive within a few days with a cargo of Yankee notions.
Dr. Brehm, Medical Health Officer, yesterday visited Horse Cove for the purpose of investigating a sickness which is prevalent there.
The schooner Gladys, Capt. Reid, arrived in port Monday, with a load of codfish and salmon, after a successful trading trip to the French Shore.
A message was received in town yesterday to the effect that the schooner Edith Jane, Levi Butt, Master, went ashore at Western Bay, during Monday night’s gale, and is a total wreck.
Affairs in Police circles were very quiet last night, and not a single arrest was made.
The schooner Jessie L. Smith is loading fish at G.M. Barr’s for Operto.
Last night's Gazette contains particulars to the recently arranged Extradition Treaty between Britain and the Panama Republic; also notice of continuance and extension of the Extradition Treaty between Britain and Sweden.
During the storm on Monday evening, the schooner Bonavista drove against the bow of Woodrow’s schooner Annie, at Baird’s wharf, and damaged her slightly. Repairs to the Annie were effected yesterday, and she will sail today for Northern Bay, if a time offers.
Mr. C.F. Parsons has just purchased that fine farm on the Torbay Road, lately occupied by Mr. Joseph Judge. It is enclosed with a good wire fence and on the premises is a new barn 42 x32 ft. and Mr. Parsons intends to build a handsome cottage shortly. This is the second investment in real estate, our friend Mr. P. has made, the first being in the East End of the city. May success attend him.
Mrs. John Coleman, of Badger Bay, arrived by Monday’s express and will remain in town a few days.
The Reid Company lines West of Glenwood, are still down, and a staff of men are now on the road making repairs.
Schooner Murial, Hilton, with cargo of cattle, etc., for J & W. Pitts, put into Fermeuse Monday afternoon, to shelter from the storm. She remains there until the storm breaks.
The weather along the line yesterday to Glenwood, was about similar to that experienced here; West from there the lines are down and no information was received.
The shore train arrived at 10 last night bringing; Capt. T. Bonia, Mrs. Bonia, Capt. Lader. M.B. Vail, Constable Grouchy, E. Hoskins, G.W. Press and a few others.
The pupils of Bishop Field College were yesterday, given half holiday, in honour of Mr. B. Dunfield an old Feildian, passing the Intermediate Arts Examination of the London University.
During the storm Monday night, part of the fence in the Christian Brothers’ yard, Patrick St., blew down, and also some of the Park fences. The wind in part of the town was the strongest ever felt."
| October 23, 1907 || DEATHS || BRENNAN — This morning at 4 o’clock, after a tedious illness, Bridget beloved wife of James Brennan, in the 62nd year of her age; leaving a husband, one son and two daughters, to mourn their sad loss. – R.I.P. |
| October 24, 1907 || FIRE ALARM THIS MORNING || At 12.10 this morning a fire was discovered in a cellar leading from the archway of Edwin Murray’s premises, and immediately under the house. It was first seen by Mr. W. Buckmaster, who lives close by, and he sent in an alarm from box 26, near Callahan Glass Co.’s. The West End men were at the scene quickly, but the alarm registered 113 at the Central, and the Company went to Quidi Vidi Road, and before they reached where the fire was, danger had passed. The fire originated in a cellar where wood is kept for household purposes, and almost daily visited by domestics who live with Mrs. Gardner, in the flat above Edwin Murray’s. It is extremely dark, and the Police theory is that some person went there for kindling, using a lighted match, which they threw among some straw and sawdust, and lighting, smoldered away for some time, eventually setting fire to the kindling. Mrs Gardner denies that any of her servants had been there for five days. But little damage was done, except by smoke, which filled Mr. Murray’s store. The “all out” was sent in at 12.50 . |
| October 24, 1907 || PORTIA’S PASSENGERS || The S.S. Portia, Capt. A Kane, sails for the Northward at 6 p.m. today, taking a large freight and the following passengers; Rev. Dr. Curtis, Messrs. E.L Roberts, H. Kerby, G. Noseworthy, J. Winsor, T. Martin, W. Duggan, J. Lockyer, J. Moore, Mrs. P. Templeman, Misses. G. Pack, Roper, Freeman, Martin and thirty one steerage. |
| October 24, 1907 || HEALTH NOTES || Another case of scarlet fever, at 26 Cabot St., was reported to the Health authorities yesterday, this making the fourth from this house within two days. The patient was removed to the Hospital. Disinfection of houses at 96 Circular Road and 26 Cabot Street was continued yesterday, and the places will be released from quarantine today. The inspection of milk farms and slaughter houses at Torbay, by Public Health Inspector, O’Brien, took place today. |
| October 24, 1907 || MISSING MAN SEEN YESTERDAY || All day yesterday, parties with dogs, were looking for the missing man Cahill. The country, from Nagle’s Hill to Rickett’s Bridge, and all around, was covered, but no signs of Mr. Cahill were noticeable. Just before dark the parties returned to town, having giving up the search until this morning. Persons who came to town last night, informed the missing man’s son that his father was seen near Kent’s Pond at 2 o’clock yesterday afternoon, and again just before 3 o’clock, near Island Pond, on Three Pond Barrens, and it is expected that he would come out somewhere on the Thorburn Road. Cahill had rabbit snares put out in the mentioned locality, during the summer, and his friends think that he went to overhaul them Monday morning and lost his way, and yesterday when seen, was making his way back to the water works. It is expected he will return to his home this morning. |
| October 24, 1907 || PORTIA BACK FROM SYDNEY || The S.S. Portia, Capt. Kean, arrived in port from Sydney at 5.30 p.m. yesterday, after a very stormy passage. The run from here to Sydney occupied 39 hours, strong head winds being experienced for the entire period, though the seas was not rough. On arrival at Sydney, much delay was experienced in loading, caused by the tide being so high that the coal chutes would not go down into the hold of the steamer. The weather at Sydney on Monday, was similar to that experienced here, rain falling in torrents, and the wind blew gales, the ferry between Sydney and North Sydney being hung up for a time, owing to the heavy sea. She took 725 tons of coal, and left for here at 2 a.m. Tuesday. A heavy N.N W. gale raged all that day, and huge seas continually broke over the ship. At night, the wind veered to the South West, and yesterday fine weather was had. Mr. Hugh LeMessurier, of the Coastal Office, made the round trip by the steamer. |
| October 24, 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || "Messrs. Munn & Co’.s steamer Louise, arrived at Venison Islands, Labrador, on Saturday, to load fish for Carbonear.
Messrs. R.D. McRae & Sons’ schooner Clara, Capt. Fale, left Santa Pola, Spain on Sunday, salt laden, for this port .
Mr. Thomas Alcock is expected here from British Columbia about the end of the present month. It is twenty years since Mr. Alcock left Harbor Grace.
Miss Tetford went to Tilton by Monday morning’s train. Rev. Dr. Whalen and another passenger, for Bay Roberts, and Mr. John G. Munn for St. John’s, left by that evening’s train.
Messrs, R.D. McRae & sons had a Marconigram on Monday, saying that their schooner, Molega, would leave Grady for home that day. The S.S. Virginia Lake was at Domino on Saturday on her way South.
Mr. F.R. Franham, of Heart’s Content was here on Monday, and returned that evening. Messrs. W.S. Ball, representing the Robinson Export Co., of Boston and St. John’s. Nfld., and Walter Vey were also in town that day, and stayed at Gordon Lodge.
The schooners Eppie, Martin Kennedy, Pleasant Times, Thomas Davis and O’Brien’s schooner Maria Malvenia, arrived from Labrador on Sunday. The Victory, Simpson Noel; Jubilee, Timothy Hayden and Constance, James Wells, arrived on Monday. The Effie left for Cupids on Monday.
The chartered three masted schooner Venedocian, Capt. Roberts, arrived to Messrs. Munn & Co., on Monday from Labrador, to finish her cargo of fish. Capt. James Parmiter and son came passengers by her Capt. Patmiter’s schooner, Studlands, left Seldom-Come-by for this port that morning.
Miss Rhoda Parsons, daughter of the late Richard Parsons, of the Southside, and niece of Mr. Robert French, is to be married today at Evert, Mass., to Mr. Arthur Wilfred Parsons, son of the late Ambrose Parsons, of this town. The contracting parties have been some years in the United States.
It look’s as if Blacksmith work is going to be advanced in price soon, as the Blacksmiths of this town met together last week and discussed the problem of living under existing conditions. They claim that the price of work done now is only about half of that obtained a few years ago, that the cost of material, coal and labour has increased very much of late. What will be done eventually by the Blacksmiths here is not known, but when the next meeting takes place, it may be arranged that a higher charge may be arranged, that a higher price for work done will be demanded at the forges.
The “Nelson” Club, of this town commemorated the 102 nd anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar, at their rooms, on Monday night. An enticing supper was partaken of by the members present, after which patriotic addresses were given by about six persons. Toasts appropriate to the memorable occasion were proposed and responded to by different members with fitting grace. Songs were continued and a short program of dances were gone through. God Save the King brought a close to the commemoration of the glorious event by the Nelson Club, and all spent a very pleasant evening.
Constable Grouchy is to be stationed here in addition to the number of Constable already here. He came last night to make arrangements for securing a dwelling house, which he has since obtained. This addition to the Police here is greatly needed, as calls for the service of Constables have been made when these could not be had.
Judge Seymour, Miss Tremaine, Mr. Albert Heath and daughter Gwen, and Constable Grouchy, arrived by last night’s train. Messrs. W.H. and John Butt for St. John’s; Norman Muss, Jr., for Blaketown; W.S. Ball from Brigus Junction en route to Bay Roberts, left by this morning’s train. Two passengers for Boston and Constable Grouchy for St. John’s, went out by this evening’s train.
There is rather an amusing story told by the promoters of the petition to the Government, praying for the widening of Kerry lane, which is rather significant if the discontented ones form a majority of the electors here. Among those heard to complain are some who carried relief to the candidates for election as members of the district seven years ago, when some of them went home sick in mind and body when they suspected their election was lost, on the evening of the count, and they naturally feel aggrieved over the assumed indifference of the men they relived of their mental trows.
It seems two petitions numerously assigned, asking for the widening of this lane, has been put into the hands of the representatives of the district, with an earnest request that they press the Government for the granting of the desired boom. These petitions it is alleged, have apparently failed in their request, and there is suspicion that they never reached the eye of the “power” that would be, because one of the members is credited with saying that Harvey Street was there for the use of the town, and that widening of Kerry Lane was not needed. To show that the opinions of our representative are not always concurred in by our citizens, two other petitions on the same subject are now out for signature, and are being largely signed. These petitions will be carried to the Premier by a specially appointed delegate.
Should they not have the desired effect, it is claimed that another method of showing their disapproval of the proceedings of the number, will be instituted by a section of our citizens. This seems to be the plan out lined. On the night of Nov. 5th., a funeral procession bearing three coffins, labelled Eli, Hopkin and Phineas, respectively, will start from the firehall opposite Victoria Street, march down Water Street to Kerry Lane, by it to Garland Street, on to the small pox Hospital off Military Road, where a funeral oration will be made, a denunciation of the negligence of the wants of the people by our representatives indulged in, their immediate resignation demanded, and finally a cremation as it is, styled of the contents of the coffins, will serve as a token of this hyprotechnic display upon this eventual night.
Before this event takes place, all independent electors will be invited to attend the procession, everybody will be welcomed and even opposition supporters. Such is the story told, and though the contemplated plan may have a ludicrous aspect, yet the fact remains that the people have an idea that affairs are in an awful muddle here at present, and the expression of their views show like a straw, what way the wind blows.
CORRESPONDENT, Harbor Grace, Oct 22nd, ‘07"
| October 24, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "Thomas Babstock, of Salvage B.B. has purchased the schooner Pretoria, and is now loading her with general supplies at A. Goodridge & Son’s wharf. Capt. Babstock has been very successful at the fisheries the past few years, and as he is a young man with lots of push and energy, he will undoubtedly do well in the Pretoria next summer.
The schooner Pitho is loading oil at A Goodridge & Son’s for England.
Messrs Peter Duff, F. Pittman and C. Henderson of the Reid Co. leave by this afternoon’s express for Gambo, where they will spend a fortnight deer stalking.
The schooner Edward Blake, Capt. Roberts, is loading general cargo at Ayre & Sons, for Flower’s Cove, in the Straits. She will sail tomorrow if the wind is favourable.
Only five or six boats were on the grounds fishing yesterday and these secured poor fares. A ready sale was found for their catches in the fish markets of O’Dwyer’s and Steer's Coves.
The following guests registered at the Crosbie yesterday; A.R. Chambers, Miss L.D. McArthur, Mrs. R. Livingstone, Wabana, R.D. King, Antigonish; Mr. and Mrs. A. Dawe, Bay Roberts. Thomas R Raith, Toronto.
Mary Sceivour, a young woman belonging to the Goulds, was brought to town by her father and brothers yesterday morning. She has been suffering from melancholia for some time, and recently became violently insane. She was examined by Dr. Scully, and afterwards taken to the Lunatic Asylum by Const. O’Neil.
The Barqt. Minnie Jackman, loading fish at A. Goodridge and Son for Brazil.
The schooner Lorna Doone, Parsons, is now loading supplies for the Dr. Grenfell Co-Operative store.
Affairs in Police circles were again quiet last night and yesterday, only one arrest being made. He was drunk, and will appear before the Magistrate this morning.
Mr. Frank Leicester, late of the F.B. Wood Co.’s West End Restaurant, is beginning a short season in the Mechanics Hall tonight, and during the engagement will be heard in some of his popular songs .
Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Ryan, of Placentia, are passengers to Brigus Junction on the incoming express today, returning from Montreal, where Mrs. Ryan had been undergoing medical treatment.
Schooner Muriel, Hilton, arrived yesterday from Port Mulgrave, with cattle, etc., to J & W. Pitts, sails again for there tomorrow, and will return here with another cargo of cattle and produce.
Mrs. Sullivan of Pouch Cove who has been acting strangely for some time, was brought to town yesterday by her husband, who took her to Dr. Macpherson for examination. The latter pronounced her insane and issued the necessary papers for her commitment to the Lunatic Asylum, wither she was taken yesterday."
| October 24, 1907 || BIRTHS || HICKMAN — On the 23rd October, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Hickman. |
| October 25, 1907 || CONSTABLE WHITE HAD HARD TIME || At 10.10 last night, Constable White was called to George St. to arrest a young man named Antle, who was causing a disturbance in his father’s home, and incidently making dust of the crockeryware and house furnishings. When Constable White arrived, Antle was given in charge by his father. When taken in custody by the Officer, he kicked strongly, and before White reached the foot of Queen’s St. the prisoner had him badly served, the Officer being kicked in the face several times. The Constable held Antle however, and secured assistance near Connor’s Drug Store, and later some Police came along, and eventually Antle was taken to the Station. White, who displayed great determination, received but little help from citizens, who should have known better. Mr. White was badly assaulted, and it is likely his assailant will have to creditably explain matters before the Magistrate this morning. |
| October 25, 1907 || VIRGINIA LAKE FROM LABRADOR || The Virginia Lake, Capt. Parsons, arrived from Labrador ports at 1.30 p.m. yesterday. The Virginia reached Davis Inlet, the 15th October, and on the trip down experienced exceptionally fine weather. On the return passage, it was almost a continuous storm, and on the 21st a N.E. hurricane was run into, which was the worst experienced this season, and during the night her decks were washed “fore and aft.” Crossing the straits, the steamer also met rough weather, and had a hard time crossing. The Virginia brought almost a full cargo of freight and a large number of passengers. |
| October 25, 1907 || DIDN’T GET OUT. A FALSE ALARM || The story that the principal witness in the Grand Falls accident had left the country for parts unknown, is a false alarm. The man alleged to be referred to, was a foreman with the company, and had given his evidence at the Magisterial Enquiry before Judge Conroy. Having received a message from Cape Breton that his wife was seriously ill, he asked permission of the Judge to visit his home, which was granted; and he is expected back to Grand Falls within a few days. The signal man J. Moore, is now in town. The search for the bodies of the drowned men, is now given up, there being no possible hope of them being recovered. |
| October 25, 1907 || ANOTHER SCHOONER REPORTED LOST || It was reported in town last night by some fishermen who arrived Wednesday from Alexander Bay, that the schooner owned by James, of Alexander Bay, was lost off Bonaventure Head, Trinity Bay, Monday night during the storm, with all hands. The schooner was on her way to this port with a full cargo. No further particulars were received, but investigations were being made last night as to the truth or otherwise of the report. |
| October 25, 1907 || HEALTH NOTES || Houses at 26 Cabot St. and 96 Circular Road were released from quarantine yesterday. The place on the corner of Flower Hill and Central St., complained of a few days ago, was visit by Inspector O’Brien yesterday. He found it to be in a fairly clean condition, the principal cause of complaint being that dogs were kept there. These will be removed elsewhere for the future. |
| October 25, 1907 || HOME BACK || The S.S. Home arrived at Bay of Islands at 9 a.m. yesterday, from Battle Harbor and intermediate ports. The trip on the return way was the worst experienced for the season, and the little ship had a hard time. She brought up 53 passengers and a full cargo of freight. |
| October 25, 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || "Bowrings: S.S. Prospero left Burgeo at 9.50 a.m. yesterday, coming East. S.S. Portia sails North at 10 a.m. today, taking the following additional passengers; Messrs. J. Field, J Bowfield, Morrie, J Willis, Sergt Cox., J Burden, J Roper, C Kean, Dr. Leslie and 15 in steerage.
Reid Newfoundland Company: Home arrived at Bay of Islands at 9 a.m. yesterday. Clyde leaves Lewisporte this morning. Dundee leaves Port Blandford this morning. Ethie leaves Clarenville this morning.
Argyle left Placentia at 10 a.m. yesterday, going West. Virginia Lake sails Saturday morning, for Labrador Ports. Glencoe arrived at St. Jacques at 7 a.m. yesterday."
| October 25, 1907 || NAUTICAL || S.S. Rosalind leaves Halifax today for St. John’s, and is due on Sunday. S.S. Walrus leaves Battle Harbor, on Saturday for here. Mr. J.T. Croucher, Agent for Baine Johnson & Co. at that place, returns by her. She will also bring up a number of men who have been fishing there this summer, and land them at their homes on the way along. |
| October 25, 1907 || WEDDING AT CHANNEL || "Channel, Oct 22. — Yesterday (Monday) the bells of St. James’ Church rang out merrily in honour of the marriage of Miss Nora LeMoine, of Rose Blanche, to Mr. George Pike, son of Mr. Emanuel Pike of Channel. The officiating Clergyman, Rev. H.J. Reid, in vestments and stole, awaited the bridal party in the sanctuary. Having entered and taken their places, the solemn ceremony of marriage was performed, and the two made one.
The bride looked radiant (as all brides should) and was handsomely gowned in white silk and bridal veil and coronet of lilies of the valley. The maids of honour were Misses Florence and Lillian Pike, both of whom looked charming in white crape de chene with picture hats to match. The groom was supported by Messrs J.T. Keating and R. Pike. Mr. Keating performed the multifarious duties of his position with becoming modesty. The bride was given away by her brother, Mr. Harry LeMoine, who came from Rose Blanche, for the occasion. A large concourse of people had gathered at the Church to witness the very interesting ceremony, and after the signing of the Register, the newly wedded pair received congratulations from all present.
In the evening a reception was held at the Orange Hall having been hired for that purpose. The popularity of the bride and groom was attested by the number attending. Refreshments were served by a complete staff of waiters, under the supervision of the bridesmaids and groomsmen. Dancing followed, which was kept up until the small hours. At midnight “dream cuts” of the bride cake were distributed among the single folks, and no doubt boys and girls alike placed their portions under their pillows, on the chance of having a look into the future through the medium of a dream. The wedding presents were both numerous and costly, a further proof of the esteem and good will which the young couple have won.
That their wedded happiness may contain the fullness of all the joys and pleasures of life is the wish of their many friends. Mr. and Mrs. Pike leave by the Glencoe tomorrow for Rose Blanche, the home of the bride’s parents, where the honeymoon will be spent.
| October 25, 1907 || WORK OF THE STORM || "DAMAGE DONE IN THE CITY, SEVERAL HOUSES INUNDATED, Streets Impassable in the West End:
The rain storm of last night was the worst experienced in the city for some time. The damage caused to property was considerable; and to repair the streets and thoroughfares, the city will be put to great expense.
About 6.30 p.m, practically all the gullies in the city were filled with sand and became inoperative. The result was that the thoroughfares were overflowed, and torrents of water, filled with stones, sand, and other debris, rushed down the inclines. Alexander St. had its surface completely removed and is now filled with trenches of from three inches to a foot deep.
Patrick St. presented a miniature Grand Falls, the water going across Water Street and over the Promenade. The cellars of several houses were filled with water, particularly where they were open chutes.
Pleasant Street was in a horrible state. The water flowed in rivers, tearing up the street and flooding a number of houses, and persons going to their homes found it almost impossible to pass. Many residents were engaged up to ten o’clock bailing out their cellars, and suffered big loss to the carpets and furniture on the lower flats of their houses.
At St. John’s, the water pipe burst and together with the rain flow of water, came over the incline at rapid force. Houses at the foot of Springdale St. were almost washed away, and in one instance, a Mr. Pierce, at the corner of Springdale and Gower St., had to stand on the counter in his shop, and with buckets, try and clear the water off. Two doors further West, a child’s cot floated about the house and the people had to take to the second flat.
At the foot of Springdale and Water Streets, a “lake” extended from the Whitten Hotel to Tessier & Co.’s. Mr. C. Sleater’s Jewellery Store was filled with water and debris, and many valuable articles were destroyed. Mr. T. McCarthy’s cellar and store was also flooded, and Mr. J. Moore’s house suffered similarly. For some time, so deep was the water, the street cars were unable to pass, and citizens going East or West had to wade through, knee deep.
The Council employees, under Inspector Baker, opened the gullies and man holes, and about 8 o’clock it was safe to pass in this vicinity without the aid of a dory. Casey St. was a little Niagara, and diverted down Deady’s Lane to New Gower St., where it almost swamped the store of Mr. Gus Wadden. The flow continued down Waldegrave St. to Steer Bros. and found an outlet in the Cove.
Beck’s Cove was not behind in contributing, and at 7.30 Mr. LeMessurier, of Bowring Bros. had to have goods removed from their rear store, as the tide was going that way. Hon. J.D. Ryan’s Clerk’s had also to look to matters, or take the chances of having a sale “ for the benefit of whom it may concern.” At the foot of Carter’s Hill, it was dangerous to pass without a life buoy. Long’s Hill was the limit, the rush of water making a noise that could be heard at a long distance.
In the East End, the damage done some of the streets is very extensive, and it will take hundreds of dollars to repair them. The rain ran down the streets in rivers, tearing up the gravel and carrying everything before it. On Merry Meeting Road, the gully opposite St. Bonaventure’s College became choked with the sand carried down by the water from the higher levels, and the water flowed over the road in a regular torrent. This increased in size as it went along. On reaching Garrison Hill, an immense body of water had been formed, and this raced along carrying everything with it. Drains were washed away and the paving stones and gravel carried over the hill and piled across the car tracks to a depth of in places, two feet, causing the street car service to be suspended for a time.
Down the centre of Garrison Hill and along by the concrete steps, there is a rut two feet deep and several feet across, where the river of water ploughed its way. At the foot of the hill the water divided, part of the stream flowing over Church Hill, and thence over Market House Hill to Water St., whence it found an outlet into the harbor. Little damage was done to Church Hill, but another huge rut was cut into Market House Hill, and the gravel and stone carried down and piled on the sidewalk, over a foot deep."
| October 25, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "Capt. D. Scanlan of the barqt. Sunbeam, now ready for market, is at present indisposed, and it is likely that a new Captain will have to be engaged for this ship.
The whaler Cachelot, operating at Hawke’s Harbour, has 57 whales landed to date. The yield of oil from each has been considerably more than obtained from those of last year’s catch.
There has been a good sign of herring of a very large quality in fortune Bay, the last two weeks, and the fishermen there are anticipating a good fishery during the fall.
A large number of passengers went out by yesterday’s express including; Capt. Cross, J.C. Strang, J.R. Bennett, P. Duff, F. Pittman, C. Henderson, W. Sinnitt, Margarete Murray, J. Goff, R.H. Taylor P.F. Wiseman.
O’Dwyer’s Cove is now almost impassable, owing to its being nearly filled with empty casks, oil barrels, etc. The local fisherman, who use the market, are complaining, and say that such obstructions interfere with their business.
The weather up country yesterday and last night, was similar to that experienced in the city. It was raining very heavy from here to Port aux Basques, though at no station was the wind from the same point. There was no cessation in the storm up to midnight.
The fishery at Belleoram this season, has been more than an average one, and with the price paid, the fishermen’s wages were more that last year’s. The weather however, has been poor for fish making and several trips are still in “water horse” and it is doubtful if it will be made before next spring.
The crew of the schooner Raymond, which was lost at White Bears, Labrador, with 1200 quintals of fish on board, and the crew of the schooner Rover’s Bride, lost at Styles Harbor, also laden with fish, arrived by the Virginia Lake. The latter was owned by Munn & Co., of Harbor Grace, and the former by Duff & Sons of Carbonear.
The schooner Little Dora, now at Smith’s wharf, is loading a general cargo for T. Squires, Bonavista.
The schooner Viola, A. Labez, is loading provisions at Harvey & Co. wharf for Ryan Brothers, Trinity.
The S.S. Bonavstia has been delayed at Sydney, owing to bad weather, and will not sail until this morning.
Clarke’s freighter, Nellie, is taking a full load of provisions and general merchandise for Burin; she will sail tomorrow.
About twelve boats were out fishing from the harbor yesterday; they found fish were scarce, but managed to get from one half to a quintal each, which was quickly disposed of in the markets after coming in.
There were two arrests by the Police yesterday; one drunk and fighting, and a drunk.
There was no new cases of scarlet fever reported to the health Authorities yesterday.
Search for the missing man Cahill was continued yesterday, but no trace of him was found, and all hope of finding him alive has now been given up.
Owing to the state of the weather last night, the work of loading the Portia had to be stopped, and she will not sail until this morning at 10 o’clock.
The following guests registered at the Crosbie yesterday; D.A. McDonald, Gilliesport ; E. Sherwood, Odessa, N.Y.; F.A. Begent, Groton, N.Y.; C.H. Hewitt, Boston; P.C. Hewitt, C.F. Newman, Jno. A. Linburg, Chicago.
Mr. D.A. McDonald, foreman with the Grand River Lumber & Pulp Co., at Gilliesport, Labrador, arrived from there by the Virginia Lake yesterday, on his way home, the Company having closed down for the season.
Paul Gorman, who figured in the Brady case last year, was reported to the police yesterday as missing from his home since Wednesday morning. A telephone message from Donovan’s to the police station last night stated that he had passed there at 11 a.m. Wednesday, going towards topsail . Paul is evidently taking one of his usual trips around the bay and will no doubt turn up o.k.
The Municipal council holds its regular weekly session at 7.30 tonight.
The Virginia Lake will take a large quantity of freight to Labrador, this trip.
The Magisterial Inquiry into the death of Wm. Bailey, was further adjourned yesterday, until 3.30 p.m. today.
The body of the late William Smart, who was killed at New York on Friday last, left there Monday and will arrive here by tomorrow’s express. The funeral will take place at Outer Cove on Sunday.
Several young gentlemen of the city are giving a skating party at the Roller rink on Saturday night, in return for that given by the ladies last week. A very enjoyable time is anticipated.
Another Local Option election will likely be held in Harbor Main district, early next season. At present it is undecided as to whether the liquor sellers there will have their licenses renewed.
Messrs. Hewitt of Boston, who took out some mining claims at the Labrador about three month’s ago, since the operating there, returned here by the Virginia Lake yesterday en route to their homes.
All the fishermen North from Grady had left the Labrador Coast when the Virginia Lake was coming South. From Grady South, there were a few “stations” still remaining curing their fish but these would be ready to leave by the end of this week."
| October 26, 1907 || PAUL IS SAFE || Paul Gorman who left his home on Wednesday morning, and was on Thursday reported as having passed Donovan’s, reached Holyrood yesterday, as telegram to the effect being received by Inspector General McCown, from Sergt. Leughlan. He is being held there, and his father will likely go out by train today to bring him home. |
| October 26, 1907 || MAGISTERIAL ENQUIRY || The Magisterial Enquiry into the death of William Bailey, was continued before Judge Conroy yesterday afternoon. The Attorney General and Inspector General McCown were present in the interest of the Crown, and Sir E.P. Morris, Messrs. M.W. Furlong and J. McGrath, to look after the case for their respective clients. Three witnesses, T.F. Armstrong, foreman, E. Arnott and P. Maher, electricians at the sub-station. In the evidence given, it was brought out that one of the Clerks in the electrical department had on the day of the accident, received a phone message to the effect that the wire, which afterwards caused the accident was down, but forgot to report the matter to the officials in charge. It was also found that Mr. Armstrong, on being informed of the accident by Maher, who was on duty at the time, ordered him to immediately acquaint Day, the lineman, and then wait until Day had instructed him as to which light to shut off. The other evidence was mainly as to the respective duties of the witnesses. The enquiry was then adjourned until Tuesday next at 3.30 p.m. |
| October 26, 1907 || SCHOONER ANNA LOST IN MID-OCEAN || Yesterday afternoon, Messrs Bowring Bros. had a message from Liverpool, saying that the crew of the schooner Anna had been brought in there, the ship having been abandoned at sea. The Anna loaded fish at Turnavic Islands, Labrador, from Mr. W. Bartlett, and left for Europe, Oct. 2nd. A week later she was lost, but no particulars are given. The Anna it will be remembered, went ashore near Quidi Vidi, on her first trip to this port, and was towed here by the S.S. Ingraham. She was an iron schooner of about 120 tons. She had 3,700 quintals of fish on board when lost. |
| October 26, 1907 || PLACENTIA MEN MAKE GOOD WAGES || The fishermen from Petits Forte, fishing with traps and trawls, did well the past summer, getting from four to five hundred quintals a crew. James and Patrick Haden were the high liners and secured 550 quintals each for their boats. George Sharpe and crew of four men, trawled 500 quintals, the men making about $300 each. Mr. Sharp leaves for Moncton, N.B. within a few days, to work in a machine shop there, and will return again in the spring to resume fishing. |
| October 26, 1907 || BIG DAMAGE DONE || The schooner Sarah Bell, Chas. Cull, arrived in port last evening from Caplin Cove, North Shore, where she rode out the storm of Monday without damage. The lady Effie became a total wreck, and nothing was saved but the chains and anchors, the hull being broken to matchwood. The Maxwell B. had her bottom torn out, but when the sea went down, the fishermen managed to save her rigging and sails. The boats belonging to the harbor were hauled ashore, and did not suffer, through considerable damage was done the stage heads. |
| October 26, 1907 || PERSONAL || Mr. C.A. Jerrett, arrived in town from Brigus yesterday, on business, and is at the Crosbie. Mr. W.G. Adams of Tilt Cove, who has been in town for the past few days on business, left for home by last evening’s train. The marriage of Miss Beatrice Janes, daughter of Mr. A. Janes, Glovertown to Rev. H.G. Coppin, Nipper’s Harbor, will take place at Glovertown shortly. |
| October 26, 1907 || NAUTICAL || S.S. Rosalind leaves Halifax today for here. S.S. Corean arrived at Halifax at midnight on Thursday. S.S. Regulus, Wakeham, sails for Botwoodville tonight to load lumber for New York. Schooner, Isabella, Poulsen, arrived at Haystack, P.B., from Oporto on Sunday, and is now loading fish there for G.M. Barr for Europe. The schooner Norah, Chidley, now loaded with supplies for Cape Spear, has made several attempts to discharge there, but has been unsuccessful. She leaves for the Cape again this morning, if a favourable time offers. |
| October 26, 1907 || GREENSPOND || "A few days since, an interesting law suite was heard before Magistrate Mifflin in the Court House. The plaintiffs, two partners in a fishing voyage this summer, accused their servants, a man and his son, of the larceny of fish to the probable value of fifty dollars. The defendants strictly denied the charge made, and the Magistrate, owing to insufficient evidence, adjourned the case, defendants to appear when called upon by the Court.
Several schooners from the North are here now discharging large quantities of the wreckage of some of the schooners insured in the B.B. Mutual Insurance Club, that were lost in the late storm. It will be disposed of as soon as arrangements are concluded by public auction.
During the summer, several cloth and candy sellers were here on business. Their success varied as their tact and capability. Every one was highly pleased with the custom they received, and that serves to elevate us in the estimation of that class at least.
Reference was recently made by His Grace the Archbishop of St. John’s, to the decay of patriotism in Newfoundland. That worthy prelate is very accurate and true in his remarks, for the love of King and Country pregnant in our forefathers, has diminished to a political competition and an arrogant curiosity.
CORRESPONDENT, Greenspond, Oct. 21st."
| October 26, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "A number of boats were on the fishing grounds yesterday, and secured from 2 cwt. to 8 cwt. Richards boat secured 5 cwt., and was back to port about 8 a.m. Fish was found plentiful.
The barqt. Sunbeam, Capt. Newhook, sails today for Brazil with fish from Brad Gordon & Co. Capt Newhook, late Chief Officer S.S. Regulus, replaces Captain Scalon, who is off for this trip.
Miss Hawco of Holyrood, reported missing yesterday, has been located O.K., having gone in service at a residence on Theatre Hill. She did not leave for Holyrood, as intended, but decided to remain here.
Mr. J. Foote, of the Employment Agency of the D.I.S.Co., Bell Island, left for the Northward by last evening’s train, to engage labourers to work for his company. It is expected to have 2,000 working on the Island during the winter.
The Glencoe arrived at Placentia at 6 p.m. yesterday bringing the following passengers; Capt. J. Lewis, Capt. J F. Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. Ryan, J.S. Adams, Capt. Miller, Adjt. Brown, Lieut. Ash, Miss Parsons, Mr. Whitman, Miss Paul, Lieut. Whitman, Capt. Tulk, Rev. T. Hann, Capt.Elleswoth, W. Morris, Mrs. Thomas and three children, Master J Ryan. The passengers arrived by special train last midnight.
The schooner Maggie Stone, E. Stone, leaves today for Smith’s Sound, T.B. to load fish for this port.
The man Antle who assaulted constable White, Thursday night, was before the Magistrate yesterday, and was sent down for six months, hard labour.
The road to Cape Spare is in a terrible condition and impassable, and Mr. Cantwell of the lighthouse, was unable to come to town over it yesterday. The Government should have the thoroughfare repaired at once.
The Bruce brought over 47 steerage passengers her last trip, mostly pogie fishermen returning to their homes to spend the winter.
J Benson’s schooner, Charles, arrived from Grate’s Cove yesterday afternoon, with a cargo of fish and oil, and about 50 barrels of partridge berries.
The weather along the line yesterday, was fairly fine. Last night the wind was from the West, with every indication of a change. The temperature averaged about 35 above."
| October 27, 1907 || BACK FROM NORTH || "THE ARCTIC’S EXPEDITION. EIGHT NEWFOUNDLANDERS ON THE STEAMER. ALL WELL AFTER THEIR LONG ARCTIC TRIP.
Quarter Master T. Doyle and Seamen Richard Barnes, S Kane, J Hearn, W. Coady and T. Fraze, who were up North on the Canadian steamer Arctic, Capt. Bernier, arrived in the city by Saturday’s express after and absence of sixteen months. During their trip they had some thrilling experiences, but as were the Newfoundlanders with Peary on the Roosevelt, they were foremost in the fray, and return in good health and with the highest recommendations from Captain Bernier.
The Arctic left Quebec July 29th, 1907, and reached Pond Inlet August 19th. Here twenty Esquimaux (Eskimo) were taken on board, and also some Esquimaux Dogs. Two days later, the steamer left for Lancaster Sound. The voyage was continued to Arctic Islands, which are in 78 North latitude, the ship’s company with Captain Bernies, flagging and taking numerous islands in the name of the Canadian Government. Owing to an unimpeneterable ice pack, the Arctic had to abandon the attempt to go further North, and August 31st., she left on her return South to Pond Inlet, and chose Albert Harbor for her winter quarters.
Sept 30th., some letters were placed onboard the S.S. Erik, and not until June this year, when the Scotch whalers arrived, had they any communication with the outside world or civilization. When the whalers arrived, a bundle of Scotch papers were got by the crew, and among them were two local papers, the News, containing the death notice of Capt. Arthur Jackman, and a “Telegram” in which was the report of the arrival of the S.S. Algerine from the seal fishery. All but one of the eight Newfoundlanders on board had sailed with Capt. Jackman, and were deeply sorry to learn of his death. When the Erik left Pond Inlet, the Arctic was “stripped down”, her smokestack removed and made ready for the approaching winter. Her decks were roofed in, her sides covered, and when snow fell it was piled several feet in thickness about the hull and on the improvised roof.
All was made comfortable in the living quarters by the 10th of October, and about the 20th., the sun disappeared and was seen no more till March. Ordinarily, it would be seen in February, but the steamer was enclosed by mountains on either side, and the solar planet could not be seen until it rose above these mountains. When everything had been secured and the Arctic solidly frozen in, work was cut out for the men, so that their lives would not be monotonous, and the days slipped quietly by until Christmas. The crew occasionally would have to go to land and bring aboard ice, which would be converted into water for culinary purposes, while at other times they would go ashore and mix with the Esquimaux.
In Albert Harbor, there are 140 families of Esquimaux, who in winter times lived in skin tents, which are built around with snow and are very warm. These Esquimaux have no intercourse with any but the Scotch whalers, who carry on trading with them, and have never yet seen the sight of a Missionary. They are of a more depraved class than the Esquimaux further South, and very often commit outrageous atrocities, though such did not happen during the stay of the Arctic. They are very obliging however, to the white man, and he is perfectly safe with them. Fred Buchanzer, an Oiler, died on Feb 11th after a protracted illness from dropsy. He was waked two nights on the ship, the Rosary being recited each night, and the 18th February, the body was taken from the ship and buried in the snow.
Capt. Bernier recited the prayers for the dead. The burial of Buchanzer was a very touching ceremony; the Arctic darkness and the fact of putting the corpse in the snow, making it the more solemn. His death cast a gloom over the ship, and for several weeks, life on board was none too pleasant. When spring opened, the body was removed from the snow and a hole was blasted in the rocks, and the coffin placed there. The winter was very severe, the mercury going from 36 to 48 below zero. There was little wind however, and the crew say they did not feel it any worse than the ordinary winter at home. The winter broke up in May, but the steamer did not get clear until July 27th. When her “winter dress” was removed, there was 10 feet of ice about the hull and underneath there was a dept of more then 20 feet.
The ashes that had accumulated during the winter was taken, and for a distance of several miles strewn on the ice, and with the heat of the sun, ate out the ice sufficiently for the Arctic to be able to butt through. When she got free, the work of the previous season was resumed. The steamer was navigated through Lancaster Sound, and Jones Sound, down to 75 North. It was impossible to get below this owing to the ice pack, and she had to retreat South Aug 17th. During the ships absence North, a number of other islands were “flagged” and several places surveyed and charted. On one of the islands some caches were discovered, supposed to have been left there by The Franklin Expedition.
The steamer returned by way of Smith’s Sound to Port Burwell, where she remained until Oct. 5th, but no others or a relief ship arriving, Capt. Bernier left for Quebec via Belle Isle Straits, where he arrived on the 19th October. On the steamer was a Scientist, Photographer, Doctor and Historian, and a full report of the expedition will be prepared. At Port Burwell, while the steamer was waiting, the crew jigged large quantities of cod fish, and Quarter Master Doyle sys he never saw fish so large or plentiful. Capt. Bernier, before the seaman left, gave them the highest recommendations, and desired that Mr. Doyle should accompany him on his next expedition. The Second Mate and another seaman, both Newfoundlanders, remained in Quebec, but will return here by Thursday’s express."
| October 27, 1907 || PERSONAL || Mr. J.E. Burgess, of Bain Harbor, is in town and staying at the Crosbie. Mr. Geo. Peters returned from a visit to Canada, by the Bonavista yesterday. Mr. C.F. Bishop, of Burin, arrived by Saturday’s night’s train, and is staying at the Crosbie. Mr. G.M. Goddare of Burin, arrived in the city yesterday by the Prospero, on a brief business trip. |
| October 27, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "The summer crew of the S.S. Kite left for their homes in Brigus, by Saturday evening’s train.
The schooner Bessie M., Eli Green, laden with a general cargo for Samuel Short, Hant’s Harbor, sails this morning.
The schooner Bertha, Thomas Costello of Ferryland, will go to Pouch Cove today, to load fish for Bowring Bros.
The schooner J.F. Norton, Thomas Gushue, now at Harvey & Co.’s wharf, will take a full load of provisions for C.A. Jerret, Brigus.
The schooner Brothers, Esau Harris, is loading provisions at Ayre & Sons’ wharf for E Button & Son, New Melbourne, Trinity Bay.
Only a few boats ventured on the fishing grounds Saturday morning. They found the water very rough outside the heads. About one half a hundred weight was the largest fare secoured.
A lot of fish was brought to town Saturday, on cars from neighbouring fishing villages. When the rain was seen approaching in the afternoon, there was some bustling done to get it in the stores before the wet weather got at it.
A number of passengers went out by Saturday evening’s train, among them the following: Rev. M. Bull, Brigus; Mayor Gibbs, to Harbor Grace; J.P. Hearn, W.J. Bartlett, J. Furlong, E. James, T. Roberts, J. French and B. French, to Brigus.
The many friends of Mr. Thomas Doran, formerly of O’Mara’s and Kennedy’s Drug Store, will be glad to learn that he has secured a good position in Boston. He is with the large drug firm of J. E. King, where he acts in the capacity of Chief Dispenser and has charge of the Dispensing Department. He has sent for his family, and will make Boston his future home. Mrs. Doran will not be able to join her husband until her children, now in the Hospital suffering from scarlet fever, will be sufficiently recovered to undertake the journey, which will be in about two or three weeks hence.
The inspection of slaughter houses in the East and West End of the city, by Inspector O’Brien, took place on Saturday.
The barqt. Sunbeam, Newhook, sailed for Brazil Saturday afternoon. The briqt. Dunure, Hartley, also sailed for Oporto.
The banking schooner Excelda, Lewis, has returned from St. Pierre where she is now being overhauled, and is now at St. Jacques, where she will load fish for the Oporto markets.
Two scarlet fever patients, John Merchant, and Frank Channings, were discharged from the Fever Hospital on Saturday, having completely recovered from the effects of the disease.
Capt. W. Hollett of Burin, has landed 2,850 quintals of fish for the season’s voyage. He has been fishing since March last. His vessel carries nine dories, and his crew will share about $350 a man.
Saturday night, just before midnight, a seaman was assaulted on George Street, and had to run for his life. He escaped by running down Duder’s archway and hiding, where he found the Police, who were attracted by his cries for help. There is a lot of tough elements on George St. and the Police are called there almost every night to quell disturbances.
The S.S. Siberian is due from Philadelphia today.
The S.S. Rosalind is now due from Halifax and New York.
The firm of Patten & Forsey of Grand Bank, have dissolved partnership, and the late partners are each carrying on business independently.
The Bonavista has part of the Cacouna’s cargo on board, the later undergoing repairs at Sydney, having been damaged in collision with the pier during a dense fog.
There were eight arrests by the Police Saturday, four drunks, and four drunk and disorderly. The former and one of the latter were released yesterday. The remaining three will appear before the Magistrate this morning.
The Northern Lights were very brilliant last night, and much admired by all who saw them. At one time they extended in the form of a semicircle from North to East, and in appearance, could be likened to that of a huge filmy curtain suspended in the sky."
| October 29, 1907 || ARCTIC’S CREW AT CHRISTMAS || The crew of the S.S. Arctic, while at Albert’s Harbor, Pond Inlet, had an enjoyable time Christmas Eve. Capt. Bernier gave the crew full control of the ship, and the deck was cleared for a dance. The resident Esquimaux were invited aboard, and very few resisted the temptation. A big dance was held in which the Esquimaux took a lively part. They also sang some of their native songs, and the night was passed pleasantly. Two other such carnivals were held, one to celebrate the Captain’s birthday, and the other to honour Dominion Day. The Newfound portion of the crew enjoyed the port which helped considerably to break the monotony of the trip. |
| October 29, 1907 || GOVERNOR AND PARTY DOING WELL || His Excellency Sir William MacGreger and Mr. D.W. Reid, who are shooting up country, are having good sport. To date they have secured four deer and a number of partridge. The weather has been moderately fine, and Sir William has been enjoying the sport exceptionally well. Unfortunately, the heads secured have not been as good as desired, but the party are hoping to get a good set of antlers before returning. Some choice cuts of venison have been sent to town to friend’s, by Saturday’s and yesterday’s express. |
| October 29, 1907 || TRYING TRIP OF SCHOONER || The coasting schooner Mary S. James, arrived at Belle Island Saturday last, after a month’s passage from this port. Since leaving here the craft has had a hard time. Thrice she tried to reach Bell Island, to land her cargo, but was driven off each time. She sheltered at Harbor Grace and went ashore, and at Carbonear almost had a similar experience. The Capt. and crew were almost worn out after their hard experience, and were glad when Bell Island was reached. The schooner is not damaged. |
| October 29, 1907 || SIBERIAN IN PORT || The S.S. Siberian, Eastaway, arrived in port from Philadelphia at 4.30 yesterday afternoon. She left port on Tuesday last and had fine weather for the entire trip. She brought no passengers for this port, 250 tons of cargo and two packages of mail matter. The Siberian sails again for Glasgow at 11 a.m. today, taking 600 casks of oil, and the following passengers; Rev. T.W. Temple; Messrs E.C. Robinson, B. Symons, George Whitely, Crichton; Mrs. Whiteley; Miss Anderson, and four in steerage. |
| October 29, 1907 || ONLY THREE NOW LIVING || It is said that a woman now here, who had been married in the city, — it is to be hoped for the last time — a week or so ago, has at the present time, three husbands living, including the last one. Husband number three has had a record in town, and is well known. As the former parties who were wedded to this woman are abroad and not likely to return, except the authorities take the matter in hands, friends of the last victim are not envying his position. |
| October 29, 1907 || THE RIGEL DID WELL || The banking schooner Rigel, Capt. Clyde Lake, which was reported as being lost about two months ago, has finished the season’s voyage, her total catch being 1,600 quintals. During the early part of the season, Capt. Lake had several mishaps, and was held at Sydney for more than two weeks. At Labrador, the Rigel experienced bad weather, and only secured 400 quintals. The amount of money stocked as a result of the voyage however, will give the crew good wages. Capt. Lake, who in the youngest of our banking masters, being only 23 years old, landed 1,800 quintals last year. |
| October 29, 1907 || LABRADOR FISH || We understand that some of the Water St. Merchants who were in favour of the high price for Labrador fish, claiming that it should reach the $4.00 mark, now think that price too high. An outporter endeavouring to dispose of his catch to one of them yesterday, was offered only $3.70 in trade, and the purchaser was not very anxious to buy at that price. |
| October 29, 1907 || A NEW VESSEL || During the past summer, the enterprising firm of Job Brothers & Co., of this city, have had a new vessel built at Lunenburg, N.S., to be used in the Brazil trade. She is a three masted schooner of about 200 tons register, and will be named the Mildred. The vessel was to have been launched at Lunenburg yesterday, and will arrive here about Nov. 12th. Capt. Keeping, formerly of the Jessy will be in command. |
| October 29, 1907 || ROSALIND ARRIVES || S.S. Rosalind, Capt. Clarke, reached port yesterday morning from New York and Halifax, after a very fine passage. She brought a full cargo, and as passengers; From New York – S. Marks, A. Ramsay and 17 steerage. From Halifax — F.H. Russell, E. Kennedy, F.A. Kennedy, T.J. Murphy, Mrs. J.J. Vey, Miss E. Mann, and 13 in steerage. |
| October 29, 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || "The schooner Pointer, Albert Noel, Master, left on Friday morning for St. John’s to load freight.
Mr. Louis Williams, Supt. of the United Town’s Electrical Co., was in town today attending to business.
Mr. N. Munn’s schooner Antoinette, Capt. George Webber, arrived at Liverpool on Friday, 20 days from Labrador.
The services of Miss Cody as musician, have been secured by the Royal Moving Picture Company, who will operate at St. Paul’s Hall shortly, after the arrival here from New York, of the apparatus ordered.
Mr. H.C. Watts had a car load of large cattle (12) come in by this afternoon’s train from St. John’s. These cattle were brought at Pitts’, and as they were driven along Water St., it reminded one of past times.
On Friday, Mr. William Martin, of James, entered the service of Messrs Munn & Co., as Assistant in their grocery store. He fills the place of Mr. Woodley French, who was recently advanced to the office.
Mr. Samuel Thomey arrived from Bonavista today, having come by the S.S. Ethie to Carbonear this morning. He intends entering the employ of Messrs. R.M. Duff again, taking his place in the city goods store next Monday.
Dr. Allan has had a letter box placed at the front door of his residence to facilitate the receipt of letters, etc., sent there by patients and others. The box is so arranged, that by means of a glass side the contents can be readily noticed from an inner room.
It was expected that the new postal telegraph line from Riverhead to Upper Island Cove would be completed today, as the work of constructing it was well nigh finished this morning. When the line will be opened for business, has not yet been announced.
Mr. John Rabbits, Secretary of the Brigus Marine Insurance scheme, came to town today on business connected with the damage done the schooner Labrador, during the gale of last Monday night. Captains Henry Thomey and William Stevenson, will hold a survey of the craft next week.
Mr. Clement Yetman for Avondale and 5 fishermen for Broad Cove, went out by Friday morning’s train. About 25 fishermen for Tilton, Spaniard’s Bay and Bay Roberts, left by train on the same evening. Miss Catherine Lee and another young lady for Boston, Mr. Arthur Sheppard for Sydney, and about 20 passengers for points along the Brigus Branch, went out by this evening’s train.
The S.S. Virginia Lake, en route to Labrador, arrived from St. John’s at 5 o’clock this evening. She took no passengers hence and left again at 9 p.m.
A meeting of the Planters and Fishermen of this town and vicinity, took place at the British Hall on Friday night and was well attended. Mr. Thomas Walsh of Riverhead acted as Chairman, and Mr. Maurice Fleming was appointed Secretary. Your Correspondent was not present at the meeting and so cannot give his own impressions of it, but so far as can be learned, the current prices of fish was discussed, and the minds of all present agreed, that the state of the foreign markets at present, warranted a higher price than $3.50 per quintal. During the meeting, Lawyer Kearney happened along, and being asked to speak upon the questions at issue, gave his views, touching upon the legal aspect of affairs. Resolutions bearing upon the deliberations of the meeting were passed, and the service of Sir. E.P. Morris, K.C., it is said, will be sought by the representatives of the meeting, so that means may be taken to secure if possible, what the meeting regarded as the current price of fish. A committee or two were appointed to deal with matters relative to the business in hand.
Correspondent, Harbor Grace. Oct. 26th ‘07"
| October 29, 1907 || FOGO || "The S.S. Clyde is delayed this trip, owing no doubt to the previous stormy weather.
Rev. Father Finn was in town the past week for a few days and returned home on Sunday.
The potato crop in the neighbourhood, in consequence of so much wet weather during the summer and fall, promises unfortunately to be a poor one.
Mr. Ezekiel Ludlow, left for St. John’s by the past Portia. He has been delegated by the U.S.F. to represent Fogo Lodge at a convention to be held in the capital about the last of this month.
Mr. Stone, Wreck Commissioner, commenced on Saturday an auction sale of sundry articles saved from the wreck of the schooner Leslie E., particulars of which appeared in last notes.
The schooner Nina Pearl, which was wrecked in the gale of Sept. 18th, was successfully floated on Saturday with the assistance of the S.S. Annie, and afterward towed to Earl’s wharf where repairs will be effected.
The public wharf at “the Neck” is being rebuilt by Mr. A.F Fitzgerald. Fifteen years ago this wharf was constructed by the same man who now has its rebuilding in hand and its long standing should be a flattering testimonial of faithfully performed work on the part of the builder.
The telegraph line connecting Tilton Harbor and Joe Batt’s Arm with the main service, is expected to be completed by Thursday, but as yet, the offices at the place named are not erected, and until they are built or arrangements made whereby offices are established, no business can be transacted.
The Ketch Progress, Capt. Sheppard, sailed for market on Saturday with a prime load of staple from the firm of J.W. Hodge; also a Danish schooner from Earle’s employ. A cargo of English coal to Messrs. Earle arrived on Friday. The Jersey schooner, Maud, Capt. Noel from Cadiz, laden with salt to Mr. Hodge arrived yesterday. This vessel was fortunate enough to get to port before the storm broke. At Hodge’s wharf a foreigner is now loading for market and will be ready to sail after a few fine days.
Yesterdays storm commenced at 3 p.m. and as the evening advanced the wind increased. At 6 o’clock, a South East hurricane was raging, accompanied with thick snow. At 9 o’clock the ground was covered with about 3 inches of snow with the barometer still falling. At midnight the gale had spent itself, with the winds dropping to almost calm. At 8 a.m. today a fresh gale sprung up from the North West with a very high tide. At time of writing, it has moderated somewhat, and the prospects for fine weather tomorrow are brighter than in the past few days. It is to be hoped that a change for the better will soon take place, as the weather conditions of late were becoming a serious drawback to general business.
Fogo, Oct. 22nd. 07"
| October 29, 1907 || PERSONAL || Rev. T W. Temple leaves for England by the Siberian today. Dr. Grenfell is expected to arrive in the city this week, and will remain here for a few weeks. Mr. and Mrs. George Whiteley leave by the Siberian this morning, on a visit to friends in England. Mr. H.V. Smythe arrived in town from Bay of Islands yesterday on business, and is staying at the Crosbie. Mr. Edward C. Robinson, who has been here on business for the past two months, returned to England by the Siberian today. Mr. B. Symons, Mining Expert, who has been here for the past six weeks looking over some mineral properties, returned to England by the Siberian this morning. |
| October 29, 1907 || NAUTICAL || S.S. Almenana leaves Halifax for this port on Wednesday. S.S. Shanandoah left London for here at 6 p.m. on Saturday. S.S. Cacouna left Sydney at 10 a.m. yesterday for this port. S.S. Rosalind sails for New York and Halifax on Friday. S.S. Bonavista sails for Montreal via Gulf ports, on Wednesday morning. Schooner Jessie, L. Smith, Horwood, sails this morning, for Oporto with 3,200 quintals of fish, from the Newfoundland Produce Company. The schooner R’scover, William Pomeroy, arrived in port Sunday evening after a quick run of 24 hours from Dog Bay. She has on board one hundred thousand feet of lumber for the Horwood Lumber Co., and is discharging at their West End Wharf. H.M.S. Brilliant, Capt. Anstruther, C.M.G. leaves port on Nov. ? th, taking fifty Naval Reservists, who will go for three month’s cruise in her. Applications are now being received by the Registrar, Royal Naval Reserve, Mr. W.B. Payn. |
| October 29, 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || "Reid Newfoundland Company: Home is due at Bay of Islands. Clyde left Lewisporte at 6.25 a.m. yesterday. Argyle leaves Placentia this morning on the Red Island route. Virginia Lake left Tilt Cove last evening. Ethie left Clarenville yesterday on time. Glencoe left Hermitage Cove last evening. Dundee left Port Blandford yesterday morning on time.
Bowrings: S.S. Prospero sails West at 10 a.m. Wednesday. S.S. Portia left Twillingate at 9 a.m. yesterday, going North. There was no further reports up to last evening."
| October 29, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "There was no cases of scarlet fever reported yesterday.
At Benoits Cove, Bay of Islands, about 500 barrels of herring were taken in nets last week.
Several carcases of venison arrived by yesterday’s express. Caribou are reported plentiful from Patrick’s Marsh, West.
There were four arrests by the Police yesterday, two drunks, and two drunk and disorderly.
There were four steamers at Bell Island yesterday, awaiting to load ore for market.
Mr. J.M. Bennett of Bell Island arrived in the city yesterday on business. He returns home tomorrow.
Mr. W.K. Murphy has taken over the General Post Office at Bell Island. Messrs Burke Bros. are managing the branch office at the mines.
There is abundance of fish at Cape St. Mary’s grounds, and also plenty bait. Owing to the disagreeable weather however, but little has been done the last two weeks.
The schooner Idalia, Nathaniel Mercer, now at H.J. Stabb & Co.’s wharf, will load general cargo for C & A Dawe, Bay Roberts. She will sail in a day or two as soon as finishing loading.
The inquiry into the death of William Bailey will be continued before Judge Conroy, in the Court House at 3.30 p.m. today.
When the Prospero left Bay of Islands there were about 40 American and Canadian vessels there, looking for salt herring cargoes.
The roads about Bell Island as a result of the recent storms, are the worst ever, and the attention of the East End member is desired forthwith.
Both companies at Bell Island are at present short of men. It is expected however, that a full complement of labourers will be secured for the winter season.
The schooner Urania, Edward Steely, of Port aux Basques, arrived Sunday from Harbor Grace. She will now load a general cargo for Mr. Pike, Rose Blanche.
The schooner Dorothy, Robert Sinfield, of Twillingate, will sail tomorrow with general cargo of goods for Mr. Jackman who does business at Tilt Cove. She is loading at A Harvey wharf.
Mr. P. Donovan, a much respected resident of Bell Island, died after a protracted illness Friday last. He was interred on the Island yesterday, the funeral being very largely attended.
Paul Gorman who strayed away last week and brought up at Holyrood, was brought to town by yesterday morning’s train, and taken to the Police Station. He was later examined by a Doctor, pronounced insane, and taken to the Lunatic Asylum by Constable Furlong.
Constable White and Cody arrested a young man last evening who was trying to enter his step-brother’s home by the improved method of butting in the door. The door however, was harder than his head; and this morning he will have to explain matters to the Magistrate why he caused the disturbance.
The S.S. Mary is at George Neal’s wharf loading freight for Bell Island.
The schooner Express, Elias Burt, of Exploits, is discharging lumber at W. &. G. Rendell’s.
The Licencing Board met yesterday and decided to issue the two licences that had been held in abeyance pending enquiries.
Whalen’s schooner, Rosa Mystica, of St. Brendan’s B.B., made a quick run to port. She left at midnight Saturday night and arrived here at 1 p.m. on Sunday, being only 18 hours covering the distance.
The schooner, St. Bernard, W.J. Reid, Master, now at Goodridge wharf, will sail this evening with a full load of provisions for A.E. Reid, Heart’s Delight, Trinity Bay.
Only about a half dozen boats were on the fishing grounds yesterday; they found fish very scarce, and those caught of a small size. Nnone of the boats got more than a hundred weight for the day.
Mr. S.T Simpson formerly of Harbor Grace, who was studying fo the Mministry at Montreal, is now at Minot, North Dakota, and has recently been ordained as a Clergyman of the Methodist Episcopal Church there. It will be remembered that Dr. Gideon Powell, son of our respected fellow countryman, Mr. Joseph Powell of Bonavista, is located at Minot, and by his ability and scholarly ----? achieved a position which effects the greatest credit upon his native place.
The S.S. Regulus, Capt Wakeham, sailed this morning for Point Leamington, N.D.B. to load lumber for New York.
The S.S. Adventure is still at New York, and it was not decided up to last evening whether she would go to Sydney for coal or not.
The schooner Springfield, James Styles, and schooner Isabel Alice, W.J. Style, both of Random, arrived Sunday, with loads of Cooper’s lumber of about 50 ton each, which is being discharged at G. Bowring & Son’s wharf.
The following guests registered at the Crosbie yesterday; J. Murphy, Halifax: F.H. Russel, Toronto, Geo. S. Fitzgerald, Sydney, H.V. Smythe, Bay of Islands; F.E. Swett, Montreal; B Watson, Frederickton. J.E. Green, Wabana.
There is still no tidings of the missing man Cahill. The lads who reported yesterday, that they had seen the body of a man near the reservoir, on going with some men in the afternoon, could not locate the place when they thought they saw the body."
| October 29, 1907 || MARRIAGE || DEARIN — CLARKE — At Flat Rock, Freshwater, on Sept 27th, by Rev. Charles Lench, Mr. Henry C. Dearin to Miss Jane Clarke, both of Flat Rock. |
| October 30, 1907 || THE SCHOONER REPORTED ASHORE || Yesterday morning, a message was received in town saying that a small schooner had gone ashore at Bay Bulls, near St. Mary’s, and that her crew was missing. The News made enquiries last evening, and learns that the schooner picked up, broke from her morning at Lamaline Thursday last, during a very heavy gale, but had no crew on board. The schooner is only a small one, and when engaged at fishing, carries only three men. |
| October 30, 1907 || WILL BUY BANKING VESSELS || By yesterday’s express, Capt. T. Shaves left for Canada to purchase a banking schooner for Mr. Burgess, of Baine Harbor. She will be used next spring, and was only lately launched. Messrs. Reddy and Cody of Northern Bay will also buy a vessel if obtainable, while some others are also going into the business. This impetus is brought about by the good returns of the banking fleet the last two years. |
| October 30, 1907 || MONEY STOLEN IN WEST || At 5.30 last evening, an Irish pedler named MacNeil, who boards at a Water St. West restaurant, reported to the Police that he had lost a sum of money. When he reached the lodging house he had $70.00 in five dollar bills in his purse. Having indulged somewhat, he had a desired siesta after his dinner, and upon awaking, found that his purse had been stolen. He informed the boarding house keeper and the Police, asking the latter to took the matter up. MacNeil had suspicion of one of the boarders, on whose person his purse was found, though the accused claims he cannot account for it, and “Head” Collins and Sergeant Noseworthy brought the suspect in. The Magistrate will deal with the matter this morning. |
| October 30, 1907 || MAGISTERIAL ENQUIRY || The inquiry into the death of Wm. Bailey was continued before Judge Conroy at the Court House yesterday afternoon, present being the Attorney General, Inspector General McCown, Sir Wm. Whiteway, Sir E.P. Morris, Mr. Furlong and Mr. J. McGrath. Two witness were examined, W. Corbett, Clerk in the Electrical Department, Reid Nlfd. Co., and R. Sparks, Light Trimmer. Corbett testified to receiving a telephone message between the hours of one and five in the afternoon on the day of the accident, to the effect that the wire was down, but did not know where the message was from. He did not enter it in the book used for that purpose, and went to inform Day, the Lineman, about it, but could not find him. He did not tell anybody else about it. Sparks’ evidence was mainly as to his duties, inspecting lights, etc. The inquiry was then adjourned until Saturday at 3.30 - p.m., when J.W. Morris, Supt. Elect. Dept. will probably be examined, as to the general working of the plant. |
| October 30, 1907 || BANKER MISSING || The banking schooner Australia, owned by Captain William Hollett, is now over due to Sydney. Thirteen days ago the schooner left Burin for Sydney, and since then nothing has been heard from her. As the weather has been bad since, and the ship light in ballast, it is feared she has met with an accident. The Australia had seven men on board. |
| October 30, 1907 || A VICIOUS ANIMAL || Yesterday afternoon, as Truckman S. Williams was loading his cart at Harvey & Co.’s premises, a horse standing nearby made a vicious bite at him, and seizing him by the shoulder, he was lifted bodily and thrown a distance of several yards. The sleeves of his coat and shirt were torn in ribbons and the print of the animal teeth left in the man’s shoulder. He suffered much pain from the wound. The owners of such animals should keep them safely muzzled to avoid their doing serious injury to someone. |
| October 30, 1907 || PERSONAL || "Mr. Richard T McGrath of Oderin is in town, and will remain for a few days. Mr. Charles James, Customs Officer at Channel, came in by Monday’s train. He will spend a few days here and visit his native Carbonear before returning to Channel. Mr. H.H. LeDrew, B.S.A., formerly principal of the Parade Street School, and more recently Business Manager of the O.A.C. Review, has been appointed Lecturer in Economics and English in the Ontario Agricultural College at Guelph. He is, we believe, a native of Conception Bay.
Congratulation to Mr. J. Morey, whose appointment as Spanish Consul was gazetted last night. The country ruled over by Alfonso and Victoria could have no better representative. Mr. Morey has resided here long enough to be regarded as a Newfoundlander, whilst retaining that devotion to his sunny motherland, which is characteristic of true patriotism. May he live long to wear his newly imposed honours." |
| October 30, 1907 || NAUTICAL || Schooner Jessie L Smith, Horwood, sails for Oporto today. S.S. Silvia left New York yesterday for this port via Halifax. Schooner David Morris, Morris, sailed for Sydney yesterday morning, to load coal for C.& A. Dawe, Bay Roberts. Schooner Dorothy M Porter, 31 days from Madeira, in ballast, to A.S. Rendell & Co., arrived in port at 5 p.m. yesterday. S.S. Bonavista, Capt. Fraser, sails tonight for Montreal via Sydney and Charlottetown, taking the following passengers; Mrs. Milligan, Misses Milligan (3) Mrs. Swyers, A. Baker and 16 in steerage. |
| October 30, 1907 || CARBONEAR || "Arrival of Labrador craft during the week; Ella Blanche, John Udell; Marmony, R. King, Orion, John Davis; A Cana, Jos. Homer; H.W. Longfellow; Coquette, Wm. Keefe; Telegram; F. Pike; Athelets James Rossiter, Ethel Grace, H. Pike; Irne, Jas. Fitzgerald.
Owing to adverse winds and sea the S.S. Ethie did not arrive until 10 p.m. Tuesday. A large number of passengers came by her, chiefly fishermen belonging about here, who were dealing with Ryan & Co., of Trinity.
Mr. Parsons, associate of Mr. Trites, of the Nickle show, visited here last week with a view of procuring a hall in which to start a branch of the popular entertainment.
The barqt. Kenneth Victor, Capt. George Dean, arrived to Messrs. Duff & Sons on Thursday, from Brazil via Sydney, laden with coal. This necessary article of comfort is at present very scarce in our local market.
During the week a number of Salvation Army Officers congregated here, on their way to St. John’s, to be present at the Army councils now being held there. Adjutant Pitcher and Capt. James of the Carbonear Corps, will attend also.
Many Sydney laborers of Victoria Village and vicinity, are returning home by each succeeding express, having managed by hard work and over time, to make their wages.
We regret to learn that Mr. Roberts, foreman for the contractor Horwood in the building of the Methodist new school, is laid up at his boarding house, owing to a heavy cold contracted by working in damp weather.
The local potato crop shows the tubers to have grown fairly plentiful, but the quality is poorest for years, due to the excessively wet season, and an almost entire absence of sunshine.
Mr. Watson representing the Canadian Auxiliary of the British and Foreign Bible Society, is in town on his annual visit, Collecting funds for a continuance good work of spreading the Word. Mr. Watson occupied the pulpit of the Methodist Church Sunday morning.
An octogenarian, in the person of Mr. Patrick McCarthy, of Crocker’s Cove, died suddenly last Friday. The old gentleman complained of a pain near the heart, and succumbed almost immediately.
Mr. M.A. Rabbits, of the Anglo Office, Heart’s Content, is enjoying a short holiday. He is accompanied by Mrs. Rabbits, and they are guests of Mrs. John Maddock.
The Ladies of St. Patrick’s Church are busy preparing for a bazaar, which they intend holding sometime in the festive season.
The Lena, Capt. John Barnsfield, arrived from Francis Harbor Sunday night, bringing Rorke & Sons’ agent, Mr. Noah Penney, and his crew. Barnsfield is not in very good health.
Saturday’s express brought in Mr. Joseph Udell and Mr. Robert Duff, both of whom are returning from Labrador after having a successful summer.
Mr. Frank Archibald of the Archibald Boot and Shoe Co., Harbor Grace, paid a visit here Monday, showing samples and taking orders.
The S.S. Louise, Capt. Ed. Burke , arrived to Messrs. Rorke & Sons’ Monday morning, laden with Labrador fish. The steamer left Venison Island, Friday at noon, bringing up Rorke & Sons’ crew from that place, including the Agent, Mr. Wm. Hawker.
Capt. Wm. J. Kennedy arrived in his schooner, Luetta, to Messrs Tucker & Cameron, with 100,000 feet lumber from Exploits.
Word was received by Mr. Theodor Penney on Saturday night, from his father on the Treaty Shore, apprising him of the loss of the schooner chartered by them to freight home their voyage. The schooner was owned by Mr. Arthur Parsons, and carried a small insurance.
| October 30, 1907 || COLLIER’S || "Almost beside the old village school where he first saw the light of lore under the tuition of his father, Mr. M.J. Hearn has opened a new store, and is pushing matters to be in shape for the fall’s trade. Mr. Hearn has been away in Canada and the United States the past 8 years. He was for 3 years employed in the Car Accountant’s office of the Canadian Pacific Railway at Montreal, and 5 years in the office of the Illinois Central Railroad at Chicago. We wish him the best of success in his new undertaking.
The following changes in the school of Monsignor Veitchis' parish were decided at a meeting of the members of the Board of Education held at Conception Harbor, Saturday evening. P.J. Hearn of this harbor, who recently passed the Association Grade, has been appointed Head Teacher in the Academy at Conception Harbor. Vice Matthew Whelan transferred. Matthew Whelan has been appointed teacher on Collier’s Ridge. Vice Miss M.B. Whalen resigned.(effective Nov. 4th)
Captain William Gushue, the famous fish killer of Brigus, is now landing his summer’s voyage here. Should fine weather prevail, he will not be long curing his voyage as the fish is being distributed among various people of the place. Notwithstanding the poor fishery among the floaters, Captain Gushue secured a fair voyage. He hails for 500 quintals.
We are glad to learn that John Cole, an old and respected residence of Collier’s, who has been seriously ill for some time, is now convalescent. Mr. Cole, who is now past 80 years of age, has acquired considerable fame in his day. He is particularly known to anglers in search of speckled beauties, and many more sports around town inquired for Johnny Cole’s new found place. The old man is just as anxious as ever to go trouting. The writer called to see him one day, and notwithstanding as he was very ill, his conversation was about trouting. He also hoped he would be spared until the summer so that he could spend a couple of days fishing beside the water of his famous old place – Black Duck Pond.
X.Y.Z. Colliers, Oct. 28th"
| October 30, 1907 || HYMENAL || "HARRIETHA — MURPHY: At Aberdeen, Oct. 28th., a very pretty wedding was soleminzed at St. John’s Church, by the Pastor, Rev. John Cameron. The contracting parties were Miss Lucy Murphy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Murphy formerly of Brigus, and Mr. Andrew Harrietha, formerly of Sydney Mines. The ceremony followed the celebration of Nuptial Mass. The bride was handsomely attired in pale blue silk with bridal veil and orange blossoms; and was attended by her sister, Miss Mary Murphy, who was attired in pink. Her brother, Mr. Stephen Murphy, supported the groom. After the ceremony, a reception was held at the residence of the bride’s parents, and a large number of guests being present. The groom’s present to the bride was a handsome gold watch, and to the bridesmaid a gold cross and chain set with brilliants. The presents received were many and costly, showing the esteem in which the bride was held.
BLAKE — McCARTHY: Quite a large congregation assembled at the Wycliffe Congregational Church, Wellington Road, on Monday, to witness a pretty and interesting wedding ceremony, in which the contracting parties were Miss Jannie McCarthy, daughter of the late Mr. Thomas and Mrs. McCarthy, of St. John’s Newfoundland, and Mr. Oswald Blake, of Liverpool, son of the late Rev. W.A. Blake, for many years Pastor of Wycliffe Congregational Church. The ceremony was choral, and Mr. Crobishley, contributed appropriate selections of music. The officiating Minister was the Rev. H.J. Barton Lee, Pastor of the Church. The bride who was given away by her cousin, Mr. Wood, was attired in a pretty dress of cream silk trimmed with lace and orange blossoms, with veil and wreath. Her bouquet was of lilies of the valley and white roses. The bridesmaids were the Misses May, Poppy, and Olive Wood. The two former mentioned ladies were gowned in pink muslin and lace, with wreaths of chrysanthemums and maiden hair ferns. Their bouquets were of pink roses. Miss Olive Wood wore a blue dress with a hat to match, and carried a basket of white flowers. The bouquets and gold brooches which the bridesmaids wore, were the gifts of the bridegroom. Mr. Ernest G. Blake, ably performed the duties of best man, and the groomsmen were Messrs. Frank Thomas and Glover Ellis. At the conclusion of the ceremony the happy couple received hearty congratulations of a large circle of friends.
Subsequently, a reception was held at the residence of Mr. Wood, “Branksome” Woodsmoore-lane, and a large number of guests were present. The honeymoon will be spent at Blackpool, and the bride’s travelling dress was of grey with a heliotrope toque. Mr. and Mrs. Oswald Blake were the recipient of many handsome and costly presents, testifying to the high respect and esteem in which they are held. – Chestire County News, Oct. 17th ‘07."
| October 30, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "The schooner Canada, has been chartered by Bowring Bros., to load fish for Brazil.
The Norg. Schooner Castor is now at Bowring Bros., loading fish for Europe.
Capt. J. Lewis, M.H.A., who was in the city on business, returned to Holyrood last evening.
Constable Murphy of Harbor Main, who has been seriously ill of late, is now improving and is expected to be about again within a few days.
The S.S. Kite sails today for Rigolet, with supplies for the Gillisport Lumber Co. Mr. Smith the Manager, who was here on business, returns by steamer.
The T.A. Club will load a snap-apple party in the armoury of their hall tomorrow night. The catering will be looked after by the lady friends, and a good night’s enjoyment is assured.
The adjourned meeting of the Clerk’s Association took place last night. Mayor Gibbs in the chair. Sir E.P. Morris was also present. The principal business was the election of the first officers of the association, which took place amidst much enthusiasm.
By last evening’s express, Commissioner Coombs of the Salvation Army, and other visitors, left for Canada. During their stay in the city the party was warmly welcomed, and at the station last evening, there was quite a gathering of friends to see them off.
The weather along the line, yesterday, was fine up to 5 p.m., when it began to rain. Last night, West from Stephenville, it was raining hard, with wind S.E., blowing heavy; Bay of Island, calm, dull, 64 above.
Quarry, N.E., light, foggy, 40 above. Bishop’s Falls, N.W., light, fine, 48 above. Clarenville, calm, raining, 50 above. Whitbourne, calm, dull, 49 above.
S.S. Cacouna is due to Harvey & Co. from Sydney this morning.
The inspection of milk farms and dairies at Torbay took place yesterday.
Only one guest registered at the Crosbie yesterday, Harvey Hodge, Twillingate.
There were three arrests by the Police yesterday, two drunks, and a drunk and disorderly.
Mr. W.H. Taylor left by the express last evening, to do some surveying on the West Coast.
There are still no tidings of the missing man Cahill, though the search is being continued daily.
The schooner Grace, Ed. Carrol of Bonavista, will load provisions and general merchandise for Ryan & Co., Bonavista
The schooner Bertha, Thomas Costello, will go to Pouch Cove today with some freight, and take back a load of dry codfish for Bowring Bros.
A case of scarlet fever was yesterday reported to the Health authorities, from 29 Pleasant St., the patient being nursed at home, and the home was under quaratine.
The schooner Sea Belle, James Moores, sails today to Northern Bay, C.B. with a full load of provisions and supplies for different people in that prosperous settlement.
Mr. W.J. O’Neill left by yesterday’s express for Boston, to visit his brother, Rhodie, who is ill there with typhoid fever. The latter is in a precarious condition, and his recovery is doubtful.
Miss K McFarlane entertained a number of lady and gentlemen friends to a dinner and dance, Monday night, at her hew residence, McFarlane St. During the evening, songs and toasts were given, and an enjoyable time was spent by all.
Mr. William Murphy of St. Mary’s, has sold his schooner Annie, and purchased the schooner Sarah, which is a much larger craft, and will be more suitable to him at the fishery. The Sarah was formerly owned by Thomas Babstock of Salvage, B.B., who two weeks ago brought the schooner Pretoria.
The schooner Mary F., James Tucker, now at Bishop & Monroe’s wharf, will load general merchandise for James Dower, Conche.
Only a few boats were outside fishing yesterday. Though fish was scarce, they did fairly well, averaging from one to two hundredweight each boat. It was all sold quickly when landed in the fish markets .
The Knickbocker Trust Company, the storm centre in the New York financial panic, paid out cash to depositors at the rate of $44,444 a minute for three hours, one day last week, and then closed its doors. The directors had, as they thought, been fully prepared for a run, and caused to be announced in that day’s paper that $8,000,000 in cash was on hand to meet all eventualities.
The schooner Pauline, Ed. Green, is now at Tessier &Co’s. wharf taking on board a general cargo for D. P. Osmond, Morton’s Harbor.
The gale of Monday 21st October, was badly felt at Northern Bay, where five boats were driven from their moorings and smashed to pieces against the cliffs. No damage on shore resulted from the storm.
The schooner Grace, Capt. Roberts, of Twillingate, arrived yesterday, to the Horwood Lumber Co., with a cargo of one hundred thousand feet of lumber from the mills at Campbellton, and is discharging at the Company’s West End wharf.
O’Dwyre Cove was again blocked with teams last evening, bringing freight to Bowring’s to go West by the Prospero.
The schooner Pointer, Stewart Noel, Master, now at A. Harvey & Co. wharf, will take on board a general cargo for Davis & Co., Harbor Grace.
Work of digging out the foundation of the new R.C. Church to be built at Northern Bay will begin today. His Grace, Bishop March, has visited the place and will , we learn, turn the first sod..
Oats are very scarce now in the market, there being only small quantities in stock at the whole sale stores, and prices are away up higher than ever before. Some shipments are expected along shortly, which will relieve the situation, and it is hoped, make the price of this necessary article drop to a more reasonable figure."
| October 30, 1907 || DEATHS || KENT — This morning at 63, New Gower St., Peter Kent aged 86 years. |
| October 31, 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || "Mr. M.P. Gibbs for St. John’s by Monday evening’s train. Messrs, Azaiah Boom, William Butler, John Corbett and a lady for Clark’s Beach, and Mr. W.A. Munn for St. John’s, went out by that evening’s train.
Mr. John Jardine, of Bay Roberts, Wreck Commissioner, sold the wrecked schooner Caber Faigh, lying near McRea’s wharf, at noon Monday. Messrs A.D. McRae & Sons bought the hull and spars, the rest of her other belongings going to other parties.
It would be well, if the road Board had any money to spend, that something be done to improve the condition of that part of Lord Cocharn Road between Water St. and Holbrook St., which, with the last named street, is in a very bad condition.
Messrs. J. Parsons and H. Mosdell, Theological students of Queen’s College, St. John’s, were in town on Monday. They will be admitted to this diaconate by his Lordship Bishop Jones, at the C. of E. Church at Heart’s Content on Nov. 10th .
M.P. Gibbs, Esq., arrived by Saturday night's train and put up at Cochrane House. He came on business in connection with the Fishermen and Planters’ meeting, held here on last Friday night. He conferred with the committee, who held a meeting at the residence of Capt. Maurice Fleming, Sunday afternoon, at which the business for which he came was arranged.
Messrs. R.D. McRae & Sons’ schooner Molega, Jonathan Sheppard, Master, arrived from Labrador Monday morning, having left Grady last Thursday. The gale last Tuesday at Grady was the worst for many years. McRae’s Storekeeper, Mr. Edward Quinn returned by the Molega, looking well, and having increased his weight 15 pounds during the summer. Parmiter’s schooner Saturday, Ambrose Penney, Master, also arrived from Labrador that morning.
Capt. Daniel Pumphrey since his return from the Labrador, is again putting up his oyster brand of mussels, which sold so well during last winter and the former part of this year. While the Capt. was away this summer, mussels which did not suit the palet were put up in Harbor Grace, and for a time the sale of these shell fish was not brisk, but now that the Capt. is at work again, the demand for this brand seems to be greatly increased, and it looks as if the Capt. will have all he can do to meet it.
Head Constable Freeman has been ill and confined to his home for some little time. He expects to go to St. John’s during this week
The Royal Moving Pictures are to be exhibited at St. Paul’s Hall tonight. Programs of the show were distributed about town today. Miss Madeline Cody is Pianist; Miss Mary Thomey singer.
An assault case was before the Court today. The plaintiff is a resident of Harvey Street, the defendant of Riverhead. The latter was fined $5.00 and cost or 14 days imprisonment. A couple of civil cases went by confession.
The schooner Invermay, Thomas Davis, Master, arrived from Flower’s Cove Monday evening. Crosbie’s schooner Ida B., Spoffard, arrived from Bay Roberts this morning with fish to Messrs. Munn & Co.
Mr. Thomas Walsh, of Thomas Cooper, died at his father’s residence, LeMarchant St., this morning of pneumonia, aged about 22 years. His illness was a short duration and his demise is much regretted by all.
Messrs. R. Rutherford & Co., expected to have the S.S. Regulus here with coal about the 25th October, but things have since turned out disappointing as her arrival has been delayed. The mine owners at Sydney have refused to load the ships of Newfoundland while the navigation of St. Lawrence is open, and steamer owners in this country, are at their wits end to know how to obtain cargoes for their ships. Messrs. R. Rutherford & Co., are making all possible arrangements to have a supply of coal here at the earliest possible date.
Mr. George Parsons of St. John’s, arrived in his pretty gasoline yacht Amethyst, on Monday evening. The yacht’s engines are 18 h.p. and she steams 12 knots. She left St. John’s at 10 a.m. and was at Cape St. Francis at noon, but owing to the strong wind and heavy sea, she did not get here till 4 p.m. Mr. Parsons is Manager of the Nickelodeon; a moving picture display to be opened at the Academy Hall here about next Thursday, if the work in hand can be finished by that time.
Work has been suspended for the present on the new public wharf at Caplin Cove. A fine block, solid and well built, has been placed in the water and stout beams there from to the embankment, laid down . As plank is not procurable just now, the wharf will not be covered for a while. It is said another block will be added next year, and if the work constructed then is as well done as that already put out of hand, the most exacting will have no fault to find.
An uptown man had a family man before Court on Monday, in an assault and battery case. The defendant pleaded guilty under provocation. The assault was upon defendant’s premises, and as the plaintiff could clearly prove the charges made by him, the case was dismissed, and all the parties admonished. Lawyer Kearney for the defence. A case for debt was brought forward, but as it involved an intricate law point, the Judge took time to consider it and deferred judgement. Kr. Kennedy for the defence. Const, Spracklin had two young men up for appearing drunk in the public streets and one being disorderly was fined $2.50 or two weeks, the other $2.00 or two weeks.
For the information of “Ex-Tory” in yesterday’s evening Telegram, you correspondent wishes to say that his reference to Kerry Lane and the funeral said to be planned for Nov. 5th, were not made on his own initiative, but were repeated as they were told to him. He is surprised to learn that the representatives of the district cannot be burnt in effigy here, for that implies they are “too green to burn” and surely are not suited to represent a constituency which “Ex Tory” says is not possessed of that quality. Your correspondent agrees with that writer that a pubic building should come, before the widening of Kerry Lane, but that should not prevent the Government from giving the town both benefits.
It is a pity the Harbor Grace Correspondent of the Telegram should take notice of the ‘scurrility, the abuse,’ etc., of your Correspondent. The former’s mind has been so refined by the constant perusal of pure and elevating literature, that it is amazing he should notice the ‘low’ utterances of such an unworthy writer. If the Telegram Correspondent had any just cause to complain of your Correspondent’s references to the matter alluded to be it not scurrility, abuse, etc., out of print if he could produce them.
CORRESPONDENT, Harbor Grace, Oct. 29th ‘07"
| October 31, 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || "Reid Newfoundland Company: Home is due at Bay of Islands. Virginia Lake is North of Bonne Bay. Clyde left Pilley’s Island at 3 p.m. yesterday, inward. Dundee left Greenspond at 2 p.m. yesterday, inward. Ethie arrived at Clarenville at 8 p.m. yesterday. Argyle arrive Placentia at 11 a.m., going West. Glencoe left Port aux Basques at 11.30 a. m. yesterday.
Bowrings: S.S Portia is North of Baie Verte. S.S. Prospero sailed West at 10 a.m. yesterday."
| October 31, 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "There is still no news of the missing man Cahill.
Mr. J. Udell, Carbonear, is at present in the city , on business.
There as been no cases of scarlet fever reported since last issue.
Mr. F. Jerrett, who has been in town on business for the last few days, left for home last evening.
The following guests registered at the Crosbie yesterday; Thomas Davis, Harbor Grace; John Udell, Carbonear.
His Excellency the Governor and Mr. W D. Reid, were at Grand Falls last night. They will likely return to the city today.
The premisses on Monkstown Road, complained of to the Health Authorities a few days ago, were visited by Inspector O’Brien Tuesday, and found to be in a fairly sanitary condition.
The Irish pedlar who lost $70, as reported in yesterday’s issue, had $22 returned to him yesterday, by a friend who took it for safekeeping. The remainder has not yet turned up. The Police do not think the money was stolen.
Harvey & Co. premises presented a busy appearance yesterday afternoon, a constant stream of teams coming and going, carting loads from the stores, where large stacks of provisions and other goods are stored when landed from incoming steamers. At one time during the afternoon 45 teams were on the premises, and almost blocked every possible space.
A pedlar who sold a watch to an outport man on the street, Thursday night, got badly left. The fisherman, who was short $1.50 of the amount required for the purchase, told the pedlar to call down to his schooner next morning, giving his name, the schooner’s name, and wharf at which she was lying. When the watch dealer went down next morning, he could find no schooner of the name anywhere along the water front.
The schooner Jennette, William Pearce, is taking on board a load of general merchandise, including a quantity of salt, etc., at Bowring Bros’ wharf, for a trading trip to the Straits of Belle Isle. The principal places to be called at, Red Bay, and West St. Modest, on the Labrador Side, and Cape Norman, on the Newfoundland side. A load of fish and oil will be collected for a return freight. The Captain does not expect to be back again before Christmas.
S.S. Mary is due from Belle Island today.
The Jessie L., Smith, Horwood, sailed for Operto at 5 p.m. yesterday.
There were four arrests by the Police yesterday, two drunks, one drunk and disorderly, and one for larceny.
Barque Cordelia arrived at Glasgow on Tuesday, having made the race run across in fifteen days. This is an usually quick passage.
Mr. Robert Irish, a prominent planter of Fogo, is in the city for a few days, having arrived by the schooner Maggie Sullivan on Tuesday night.
Today is “Snap-Apple Night” and quite a number of private dancing parties have been arranged.
Some of the local fishermen did well yesterday. The fish caught was quickly disposed of in Steers and O’Dwyer’s Coves.
S.S. Rosalind sails at noon tomorrow, taking the following passengers: A.C. Duder, M. Walsh, William Walsh, J.E. Burgess, Miss C. Currian and eighteen in steerage.
No news of the missing bankers Orion and Australia was received up to last night. Great anxiety is felt by friends of the 29 men who comprise the crews, and it is feared disaster has overtaken them.
Mr. Bernard Fitzgerald, of Bell Island, came to town yesterday and returns to the Island today. Mr. Fitzgerald works with the mechanical department of the Dominion Iron and Steel Co., and holds the position of Stationary Engineer."
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